The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 30, 2008

Obituaries for Thursday, July 31, 2008


Mary Emma Brooks



BATON ROUGE, La. — Mary Emma Brooks, 89, a native of Sinks Grove, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Ft. Spring. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sinks Grove.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ft. Spring.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Ft. Spring.

George Houston Burdiss



George Houston Burdiss, 67, of Lanark, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a long illness.

Born at Lanark on June 25, 1941, he was the son of the late George Burdiss and Hazel Quesenberry Burdiss.

Mr. Burdiss was retired from Ford Motor Company with 30 years of service, having worked as an inspector on the assembly line in New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Leona Burdiss; and a nephew, Jerry Cheselka.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Weidensall Burdiss; children, Nancy of Pennsylvania, Robert of Louisiana, Mike of Missouri, loving and caring stepdaughter, Teresa Crouse and husband, Frank, of Fayetteville; step son, Harry David Osborne of Louisiana; sisters, Gerry Cheselka of Daniels, and Shirley Petrosky of Clifton, N.J.; special uncle and friend, Jack Quesenberry of Lanark; special caregiver, Chassity Boyd of Piney View; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with the Rev. Gene Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Stanaford Cemetery, Stanaford.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Friday.

Pallbearers will be Katy Benfield, David L. Cheselka, Frank Crouse, Eddie Quesenberry, Greg Boyd and Cindy Meadows.

Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Helen W. Campbell



Helen W. Campbell, 96, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in a local hospital following a short illness.

Private funeral service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Larry ‘Catfish’ Cook



ITMANN — Larry Eugene “Catfish” Cook, 58, of Itmann, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, following a short illness.

Born April 8, 1950, at Switchback, he was the son of the late Luther and Pearlie Mae Byrd Cook.

Larry was a former coal miner with 16 years of service, having last worked for Consolidated Coal Company at Itmann. He was a member of UMWA and Local Union 9690 at Itmann, a member of the Mullens Moose Lodge and Mullens Masonic Lodge #151 AF & AM.

In his leisure, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden and sitting on his porch, talking with family and friends, and was an avid football fan.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Camerese; and three brothers, Eddie Cook, Wayne Cook, and James “Jimmy” Cook.

Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Kristopher Jordan Cook of Charleston; one sister, Shirley Cannady of Beckley; two brothers, Ray Cook and his wife, Mae, and Allen Cook and his wife, Charlene, all of Itmann; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Cook of Itmann; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Itmann United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating.

Friends may call 30 minutes prior to the service Friday at the church.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff at Bowers Hospice House and to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

Online condolences may be expressed at wwwtankersleyfh.com

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Geraldine Sue Curry



LEWISBURG — Geraldine Sue Curry, 65, died Saturday, July 26, 2008.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Sinks Grove.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Betty M. Dahmer



RAINELLE — Betty M. Dahmer, 82, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte.

There will be a graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Frank Echols Sr.



MT. NEBO — Frank Echols Sr., 77, of Mt. Nebo, formerly of Corinne, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at CAMC, Charleston, after a lengthy illness.

Frank was born Sept. 2, 1930, at Herndon Heights. He was the son of the late Samuel Clifford and Ethel Mae Hopkins Echols.

Frank was a master electrician, having worked as a line crew electrician and a mining electrician both underground and on the surface. During his employment, he was employed by Glem Company, Ranger Fuel, C.W. Wright, Allied Chemicals and Bradford Stone. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Spruce Grove United Methodist Church at Mt. Nebo.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Jackson Lee; and an infant sister, Dorothy Mae.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Evelina Gay Hackworth Echols, whom he wed on Oct. 7, 1951; his sons, Frank Echols Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Itmann and Terry Lee Echols of Mt. Nebo; his daughters, Gay Lorrine Monroe and her husband, David, of Corinne and Deborah Kay Echols Hall and her husband, Ralph, of Washington, PA; his grandchildren, Christopher Lee Monroe and Faye, of Mt. Nebo, Joshua David Monroe and his wife, Becky, of Mullens, Andrea Dawn Echols Moorehead and her husband, Jerry, of Anawalt, Patrice Deanne Hall Mocombe and her husband, Christian, of Queens, NY, Michael Lee Echols and his wife, Veronica, of Itmann, Breanne Michelle Hall Marotta and her husband, Carmen, of Connellsville, PA, Katrina Marie Hall of Washington, PA, Jessica Leann Gilbert of Itmann, and Elizabeth Katherine “Katy” Casto of St. Albans; his great-grandchildren, Dakota Lee Echols, Joshua David “J. D.” Monroe Jr., and Alivia Mae Monroe; his siblings, Junior Echols and his wife, Geraldine, of Mohawk, Gracie Madeline Ramey of Kittanning, PA, Addie Adeline Boschain and her husband, Sergio, of Coal City, Ethel Marie Warren of Harrisburg, PA, Ada Cooper and her husband, Jim, of Mullens, and Ellen Francis Lineweaver of Park Side, PA; and a host of nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.

Service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110.

Pallbearers will be Roger Lively, Jerry Bledsoe, James “Doodle” Garris, Michael Garris, Joe Parker and Wink Houck.

Online condolences may be expressed at wwwtankersleyfh.com

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Joyce Illene Gunnoe



Joyce Illene Shannon Gunnoe, 86, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Blue Jay, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Mary Neal of Roanoke, Va., following a long illness.

Born in Mercer County, W.Va., on April 14, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Green and Stacy Basham Green.

She was a homemaker and a resident of the Crow area for most of her adult life. She had made her home in Roanoke for the past one and a half years.

Mrs. Gunnoe was preceded in death by her husbands, Rudyard Kipling Shannon and Albert Felix Gunnoe; brothers, Willard and Emmett Green; and three sisters, Minnie Boman, Nellie Jones and Betty Roop.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Bolen of Blue Jay, Mary Neal of Roanoke, Va., Rebecca Dalum of Shawano, Wis., and Janet Whetstone of Quincy, Ind.; a son, Jerry K. Gunnoe and companion, Sally Delcrambra of New Iberia, La.; a brother, John Green of Mississippi; two sisters, Bessie Warden of Beckley, and Lee Powell of Annandale, Va.; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with the Rev. Troy Bolen officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Joseph Hajash



Joseph Hajash, 78, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the Bowers Hospice House in Cranberry, following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born May 11, 1930, at Gary, W.Va., and moved to Beckley as a child. He married Rosalie Tassitino (deceased) on Jan. 8, 1966, and lived and worked in Beckley and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., as a brick and block mason. Joseph was a mason for over 50 years and many of the churches, buildings and homes still stand today.

Joseph was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Beckley.

He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and country music.

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Mary Borgerson, her husband, Jim, of Clarkston, Mich., and grandchildren, Evan and Cara; his daughter, Lourdes Hajash Smith and her husband, Bryan, of Oviedo, Fla.; his sisters, Elizabeth Osborne and her husband, Bob, of Beckley and Rosemary Fulford of Waycross, Ga.; his brothers, George of Beckley and Andrew of Largo, Fla.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, located at 626 S. Oakwood Ave., Beckley, with Monsignor Samuel Sacus as the Celebrant. A Rite of Committal will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley 6 to 8 p.m. today, where a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

By request of the deceased, in lieu of flowers, please send monetary donations to the Doug and Lucy Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.

The family would like to thank all of the staff of the Bowers Hospice House for their help and support.

Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Carmen Alexis Hamrick



DAWSON — Carmen Alexis Hamrick of Dawson, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 29, 2008, the same day of her birth, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea.

Surviving Carmen are her parents, Robert and Melissa Grimmett Hamrick of Dawson; her big sister, Megan; and her big brother, Tyler, both of Dawson; her paternal grandparents, Bobby and Lyla Hamrick of Dawson; and her maternal grandparents, Patricia and Roger Sears of Sam Black and Perry Grimmett of Nettie.

There will be a private burial in the Harrah Cemetery on Kenney’s Knob.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Bertha Mae Hanshew



DANESE — Bertha Mae Hanshew, 92, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the home of her granddaughter, Carla Rogers, in Summerville, Ga., following a short illness.

Born Feb. 28, 1916, at Clifftop, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lester and Laura Bare Puckett.

She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and a homemaker.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Jack” Hanshew in 1987; a sister, Alva Hanshew; and three brothers, Wesley, Delmas and Earl Puckett.

Survivors include six children, Jacquolene Cadle (Ernie) of Coal City, Bub Hanshew (Dorothy) of Haslett, Mich., Lester Hanshew (Evelyn) of Victor, Regina Stewart of Danese, Danny Hanshew (Sue) Of Braselton, Ga., Sammy Hanshew (Debbie) of Beckley; a sister, Loedda Osborne of Danese; 12 grandchildren, Sue and Bobby Taylor of Haymarket, Va., June Marx of Beckley, Vickie and Joe Blevins of Arnett, Connie Cadle of Coal City, John and Angel Hanshew of Haslett, Mich., Pat and Dave Jolly of Pell City, Ala., Debra and Gary Martin of Hico, Ivan and Debbie Hanshew of Ansted, Leslie and James Simms of Clifftop, Dezarae Hanshew of Hico, Carla Rogers of Summerville, Ga., and Kelly and Charlie Ayers of Surveyor; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and 34 nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Friday at End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville, with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating. Burial will follow immediately after the service.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Yukari Hensdill



SEATTLE, Wash. — Yukari Hensdill, 47, formerly of Beckley, died Sunday, July 27, 2008.

Arrangements by Barton Family Funeral Services, Kirkland, Wash.

Charles A. Lynch Jr.



CHARLESTON — Charles A. Lynch Jr., 63, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, surrounded by his family at his home in Charleston.

He was born April 28, 1945, in Beckley, to Charles A. Lynch Sr. and Alice M. Farris Lynch, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were brothers, Patrick Charles “P.C.” Lynch of Beckley and Paul J. Lynch of Cincinnati, Ohio; and father-in-law, Everett E. Underwood of Charleston.

A 1963 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a 1968 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, he began his career as a pharmacist at Colony Drug in Beckley and retired from the Charleston area Rite Aid pharmacies after 36 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral and the West Virginia Pharmacists Association. In addition to the dedication, he gave to his family and career, he possessed an unusually generous and caring spirit in regard to friends and strangers alike. He also loved his pets and was an avid automobile and motorcycle enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Lynch; a son, Charles A. Lynch III of Charleston; sisters, Jamelia Lynch and Helen M. (Jack) Clemens of Beckley; brothers, John T. (Sandy) Lynch of Needham, Mass., Michael J. Lynch and Forest H. Lynch of Beckley; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Lynch of Cincinnati, Ohio and Kathy Lynch of Beckley; mother-in-law, Glenna Underwood of Charleston; 12 nieces and nephews; and five great- nieces and nephews, all of whom he treasured deeply.The family wishes to extend heart-felt gratitude to Dr. Arun Nagarajan, Dr. Prem Raja and Dr. Lawrence Kelly, along with their dedicated staffs, Hospice care workers, and special friends who have expressed concern and provided assistance.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Charleston, with Monsignor P. Edward Sadie and Father Doug Ondeck officiating. Burial service will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Beckley.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, where there will be a prayer service at 8:30 p.m.

The family suggests donations be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or St. Agnes Catholic Church, 4807 Staunton Ave., Charleston , WV 25304 or Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, 1114 Virginia St., E., Charleston, WV 25301 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com

Arrangements by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia St., E., Charleston.

Lisa Rae Masters



MOUNT HOPE — Lisa Rae Masters, 38, of Mt. Hope, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian B. Palmer



Memorial service for Lillian B. Palmer will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at The Kingdom Hall of The Jehovah's Witness, Terrace Congregation, 5311 Mossfield Street Pittsburgh, Pa.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at White Memorial Chapel of Point Breeze, 7204 Thomas Blvd at N. Homewood Avenue.

Randall O. ‘Bud’ Pennington Sr.



FAYETTEVILLE — Randall O. “Bud” Pennington Sr., 78, formerly of Garten, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information available at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Freddie Ross Persinger



Freddie Ross Persinger, 69, of Crab Orchard, died Monday, July 28, 2008, in a local hospital following a short illness.

Born March 11, 1939, in Crab Orchard, he was the son of the late Homer Dalton and Raphael Rice Persinger.

Freddie was a retired coal miner, having last worked for Eastern Coal. He was a member of the Crab Orchard Church of the Brethren and had been a resident of Raleigh County most of his life.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy K. Keaton; and by brothers, Dallas and Homer Persinger Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Sue McCormick Persinger; sons, Jason Persinger and his wife, Elizabeth, of Cleveland, Tenn., Freddie Persinger Jr. and his wife, Tina, of Beckley, Jeff Persinger and his wife, Mari, of Corinth, Texas, and Bill Persinger and his wife, Nitza, of Vicenzia, Italy; daughters, Tara Harris and husband, Steve, of Atlanta, Ga., Cathy Redden and her husband, Rodney, of Piney View, Rhonda Newton of Beckley, Lisa Johnson and her husband, Art, of Sophia, and Jennifer Stewart and her husband, David, of Hinesville, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob and his wife, Maria, of California, Jackie and his wife, Donna, of Virginia, Tommy of Michigan, Charlie and his wife, Ann, of Arizona, Dean and his wife, Diane, of West Virginia, Paul of Maryland; sisters, Judy O’Mera and her husband, Paul, of Virginia, and Sherry Gray and her husband, Arnold, of West Virginia.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Jason Persinger officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be family and friends, with Ryan Persinger serving as a junior pallbearer.

Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Maggie Pearl Stover Scarbrough Runion



Maggie Pearl Stover Scarbrough Runion, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at her home after a long illness.

She was born on March 28, 1923, at Artie, W.Va., a daughter of the late George and Irvey Short Stover.

She was a homemaker and a member of Ewing Creek Church.

Mrs. Runion was preceded in death by her first husband, Beverage Scarbrough; her second husband, Ola Runion; a son-in-law, Jackie Collins; a daughter-in-law, Dixie Scarbrough; a granddaughter, Mary Pearl Scarbrough; two great-grandsons, Bradley Lairson and Tyler Evans; two step sons, Ola (Junior) Runion and Leon Runion; a stepgranddaughter, Tammy (Runion) Motley; six brothers, George (Ed) Stover, Burnett, Henry, Norman, Basal and Wince Moles; four sisters, Ellen (Moles) Bailey, Dana Belle Moles, Susie Stover and Nona Stover.

Those left to cherish her memory are seven daughters, Elsie and Kenny Jones of Dorothy, Julia Hoke of Hildebrand, N.C., Alice Collins and Patty and Jerry Tyree, all of Beckley, Juanita and Ernest Graley Jr. and Elizabeth and Edward Toney, all of Toney’s Fork, Rachel and Dave McKnight of Fayette; six sons, Harold Scarbrough and companion, Mary of Beckley, Floyd Scarbrough, Jackie Scarbrough, Woody and Noretta Scarbrough, all of Clear Creek, Denver and Belinda Scarbrough and Ricky and Philena Scarbrough, all of Artie; a sister, Annie Goff of Charleston; three stepsons, Terry and Janet Runion of Charleston, Leslie and Sara Runion of Naoma, Gerald “Sonny” and Sue Runion of Ameagle; two stepdaughters, Joyce and Gene Dickerson of Adrian, Mich., and Kathy and Larry Pruitt of Katy, Texas; 47 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; 26 step great-grandchildren and 11 step great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Ewing Creek Church, Ewing, with Pastor Loretta Taylor, and Maggie’s best friend, the Rev. Sandra Taylor, officiating. Singers will be Greg Treadway and Andy Price. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Fiends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Ewing Creek Church, Ewing.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Hazel A. Sands



GASSAWAY — Hazel A. Sands, 90, of Gassaway, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

She was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Winford and Mable Cutlip Jackson.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Sands; a son, David Sands; and a brother, Dr. Harry Jackson.

Hazel was a homemaker and a Methodist.

She is survived by sons, Jerry Sands of Baltimore, Md., Donald Sands and wife, Joann, of Akron, Ohio; daughter, Carolyn Lambdin and husband, John, of Oak Hill; daughter-in-law, Sharon Sands of Southport, N.C.; brother, Paul Jackson of Gassaway; sisters, Helen Dennis of Middletown, Ohio, and Edna Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Jenny Hardway of Gassaway, and Nancy Jackson of Charleston; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. George Hamrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Cutlip Cemetery, near Gassaway.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Lillian Vallie Long Shaver



NEWPORT, Ark. — Lillian Vallie Long Shaver, 83, of Newport, formerly of Alexandria, Va., died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro, Ark., following a short illness.

Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson, with the Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Debra Lynn Trent



ELKVIEW — Debra Lynn Trent, 51, died Sunday, July 27, 2008.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Rex Cline Family Cemetery, Gilbert.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Jimmy Wallace



COAL MOUNTAIN — Jimmy Wallace, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at his residence following a long illness.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.