Steven Howard Adkins
HINTON — Steven Howard Adkins, 30, of 317 Third Ave., Hinton, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton. Burial will follow in Adkins Cemetery near Hinton. Friends may call from noon until time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences and guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Isabelle Campoy Barber
TAMPA, Fla. — Isabelle Campoy Barber, 78, passed away Sept. 9, 2010, in Tampa, Fla.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 561 Main St. in Logan. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Peck’s Mill. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Honaker Funeral Home, 200 Main St. in Logan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Building Fund.
For e-mail condolences go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org.
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.
Helen R. Cabell
Helen R. Cabell, 83, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010, in Westerville, Ohio.
She was born November 4, 1926, in Long Branch, WV. She resided in Gauley Bridge, WV, for 52 years and moved to Westerville, Ohio, due to health problems. Helen was a loving mother and friend. She had worked at Montgomery General Hospital and Elkem Metals as a Registered Nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband Warrick B. Cabell, parents Lonnie and Nannie Williams, brother Lonnie James Williams, and sister Betty L. Williams.
She is survived by daughter Judith B. Roberts, son-in-law Bruce Roberts, grandchildren Amy and Eric Roberts all of Columbus, Ohio, stepgrandchildren Nancy Taylor, Winifred Andrews, both of Gauley Bridge, WV, Warrick N. Smith of Fallsview, WV, Cindy Ayers of Scott Depot, WV, sister Freda Schriever of West Monroe, NY, brother, Elbert Williams of St. Albans, WV, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a longtime member of the Gauley Bridge United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV. Funeral Services will be Monday, September 13, at 11 a.m. at Pennington Funeral Home with burial to follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Gauley Bridge United Methodist Church, Gauley Bridge, WV 25085.
Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Cabell family.
James H. Dalton Sr.
James H. Dalton Sr., 74, of Crab Orchard passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the Beckley Veterans Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.
CYCLONE — Jinetta Daniels, 78, departed this life Wednesday, September 8, 2010, following a long illness.
Born August 27, 1932, in Three Forks, WV, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Hazel Lusk.
Jinetta was a homemaker, a member of Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, and loved to hear Josh Tuner sing.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Daniels; two brothers, Harold and Robbie Lusk; three sisters, Brandy Lusk, Clara Deskins and Virginia Hatfield; a great-granddaughter, Bethany Plumley.
Those left to cherish her memory are a son, Tommy Daniels of Rocky Mount, VA; six daughters, Audrey Gunnoe and husband, Lacy, of VA, Dana Plumley and husband, Rio, of Abraham, Janet Acord of Beckley, Margaret Plumley and husband, Jackson, of Cyclone, Beverly Daniels and fiance, James, of VA, and Mandy Smoot and husband, Douglas, of Davin; four brothers, Marlon Lusk and wife, Brenda, of Wharton, Dennis Lusk and wife, Bonnie, of TN, Freddie Lusk and wife, Donna, and Michael Lusk and wife, Susan, all of Cyclone; four sisters, Anna Gibson of Wharton, Juanita Fox of Oceana, Jackie Bailey and husband, Stevie, and Betty Bailey and husband, Johnny, all of Cyclone; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
A celebration of Jinetta’s life will be 1 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2010, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Henry Harvey and Allen Harvey officiating. Jinetta will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery, Cyclone.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
A video tribute, guestbook and condolences www.adamtolermemorialfuneralhome.com.
Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana, WV.
Patrick Kenley ‘Buck’ Donaghue
VIRDEN, N.M. — Patrick Kenley “Buck” Donaghue passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, of diabetic complications in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
He was born March 23, 1936, in Beckley, and was the son of the late Michael D. and Virginia Donaghue.
Survivors include a sister, Patricia Lacascio of Beaver, and a brother, Michael Donaghue of Valdosta, Ga.; two nephews, John S. Lacascio of Stephens City, Va., and Tom Locascio of Sterling, Va.
Buck requested that he be cremated and his ashes spread with his late wife, Mary, near his home in Virden, New Mexico.
Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
James Atlee Fisher
SINKS GROVE — James Atlee Fisher, 91, of Sinks Grove passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church with Pastor Patty Adkins officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery at Pickaway. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union.
Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.
Josephine Carmelita Bonovitch Givens
Josephine Carmelita Bonovitch Givens, 101, of Leesburg, VA, formerly of Mount Hope, WV, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Leesburg, VA.
Born May 10, 1909, at Philippi, WV, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosalia Bonovitch.
She was a retired Secretary/Finance Officer for the State Road Commission in Oak Hill; was the secretary of Mount Hope High School for several years; and also worked for Webb’s Florists.
Josephine was a member of the Mount Hope Christian Church for over 60 years where she served as a past president of the Women’s Christian Fellowship of the church; and was at one time active in the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Morton Givens, on April 12, 1991.
Survivors are her five children, Eugene Givens and wife, Greta, of Akron, OH, Ernest Givens and wife, Drucilla, of St. Louis, MO, Emogene Givens Hutman and husband, John, of Leesburg, VA, Edward Givens and wife, Kay, of St. Louis, MO, and Eric Givens and wife, Brenda, of Mount Hope; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Harmon Davis officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Mausoleum in Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, WV.
Carl Thomas Jackson
LINDSIDE — Carl Thomas Jackson, age 68, of Lindside, WV, passed away Friday, September 10, 2010, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital. Born May 22, 1942, at Rock Camp, WV, he was the son of the late John William and Vada Burton Jackson. He was retired from the Celanese Corp. as a supervisor and had recently worked at the Fountain Springs Golf Course, where he played in two tournaments a week. Carl was a member of the Rock Camp United Methodist Church where he was Chairman of the Adm. Board, Chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relation Committee and Trustee. He was also President of the Lindside Volunteer Fire Department, Past President of the Rock Camp/Wikel Ruritan Club and Treasurer of the Woodman of the World Lodge #315, Peterstown.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Lee Jackson, two daughters, Pamela Lynn and Patricia Dawn Jackson, father and mother-in-law, A.D. and Sylvia Campbell Miller, two sisters-in-law, Sharon Diane Fleshman and Mary Haynes and husband John, two nephews, Jerry and Greg Haynes, and one niece, Sonja Haynes.
Survivors include his loving wife, Lilly Miller Jackson, one daughter, Cindy Eaton and husband Billy of Lindside, WV, one brother, Harold Jackson and wife Shirley of Lindside, WV, one sister, Ruth Weikle and husband Mayo of Union, WV, one brother-in-law, Johnnie Miller and wife India, and three grandchildren, Callista, Carmen and Adam Carl Eaton.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2010, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gene Fullen officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Lindside, WV, with Dwayne Anderson, Dennis Burton, Daniel Martin, Roscoe Amos, Bruce Weikle and Randall Mills serving as pallbearers and the members of the Lindside Volunteer Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2010, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Jackson Family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.
Betty McComas, 77, of Midway, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2010, after a long illness.
Born June 2, 1933, at Rhodell, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Nettie Harmon Cecil.
Betty loved to sew and do ceramics; she was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, William Elzie McComas; three brothers, Carl Cecil, Clarence Cecil, and Ernest Cecil.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Michael McComas of Midway; daughter, Donna Perdue of Bluefield; brother, Dallas Cecil and wife, Deanna, of Wyco; and a sister, Bertie Sizemore of Corinne.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Following the services, Betty will be laid to rest beside her husband, William Elzie, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Friends may gather with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.
Hayleigh Elizabeth and Tyler Ryan McGraw
Hayleigh Elizabeth and Tyler Ryan McGraw, infant twins of William (Bill) and Ashlee J. Bennett McGraw, passed away September 9, 2010, in Summersville, WV.
Survivors other than the parents are paternal grandparents, William (Bill) McGraw of Victor and Dianne Pitt of Victor; maternal grandparents, Peggy Bennett of Fayetteville and Billy Bennett of Horseshoe; and a maternal great-grandmother, Athlene Grimmett of Victor; Uncles, David Bennett and Joshua McGraw, both of Victor.
When God calls little children to dwell with him above, we mortals sometimes question the wisdom of his love. For no heartache compares with the death of one small child, who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to his fold, So he picks a rosebud before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them, and so he takes but few to make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult, still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind knows will always be “Goodbye.” So when a little child departs, we who are left behind must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2010, at Jeannette Cemetery in Lookout.
Wallace & Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.
Cheryl Lynn Morgan
JUMPING BRANCH — Cheryl Lynn Morgan, 51, of Jumping Branch, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010, at her home.
Born January 18, 1959, in Summers County, she was the daughter of Homer and Shirley Morgan of Hinton.
Cheryl was a graduate of Hinton High School and Summers County Nursing School where she earned her LPN degree; she loved her animals and camping with her family on the river.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her soul mate and love of her life John T. Stewart and her faithful dog “Old Son.”
Besides her parents survivors include her daughter, Courtney Ford and husband Tucker; two granddaughters, Emma and Sophie; two sisters, Susan Shrader and husband Ronnie and Ann Bennett and husband Dallas, all of Hinton; two brothers, Cecil Morgan of Alderson, W.Va., and David Morgan and wife Miriam of North Carolina; and her in-laws, J.T. and Sue Stewart of California; along with many family and friends.
In keeping with her wishes she was cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Gene Edward Pullen
Gene Edward Pullen, 64, of Fayetteville, entered into rest September 10, 2010, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.
Born on May 7, 1946, in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Irlena Mae (Humphrey) Pullen. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Opal Taylor and Drema Foster.
He was a retired UMWA coal miner, and attended the First Church of God of Alta.
A special thanks to in-laws, Mike and Gladys Foster, and his nieces, Debbie McVey and Michelle Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Betty Pullen of Fayetteville; children, Jeaann (Jon) Kesler of Mt. Hope, Tina Marie Pullen of Fayetteville, Tony Pullen of Mt. Hope, Teresa Faye (Mike) Dorsey of Powellton, Maggie Pullen of Fayetteville and Karen Louise Childers of Wallback; sisters and brothers, Audrey Mae (Dencil) Preast of Victor, Nancy (John) Huddleston of Cannelton and Woodrow Wilson “Junior” Pullen and companion, Beth, of Nitro; grandchildren, Chelby Mae Dorsey of Fayetteville, Allyson Kesler of Mt. Hope, Kassidy Dorsey of Fayetteville, Erynn Kesler of Mt. Hope, Joshua Kesler of Mt. Hope and Sam Childers of Wallback.
He was a loving and devoted husband, dad, and papaw.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister J.W. Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge Road, Oak Hill.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.
Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Pullen family.
Steven W. Sanders
SPARTA, Tenn. — On Friday, September 3, 2010, our beloved Steven Walker Sanders of Sparta, formerly of Mabscott, died following a short illness. He was 58 years of age.
Steven was born on November 8, 1951, at Richwood, the son of the late Ronald and Maxine Campbell Sanders.
“Steve,” as he was affectionately known all his life, spent his childhood on North Hill Street in Mabscott. He was a 1970 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by the State of Tennessee as a corrections officer for 28 years. An expert marksman, he was an award-winning songwriter.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Janet Wilhite Sanders; and his daughters, Jessica Harris, Trisha Young and Brandi Rice, all of the Tennessee area. Four grandchildren also survive. Steven was the fond brother of Rick Sanders of Knoxville, Tenn., Patricia McKenzie of Richwood and Rhonda Lilley of Beckley.
At the end of the day, Steven will be remembered for his gentle and kind-hearted nature.
Steven’s wake and funeral services were held this past weekend in Sparta.
Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.
This information was submitted by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Deloris (Timbo) McVey Slaughter
Born July 11, 1935, at Terry, WV, to Carlos and Elsie McVey.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant daughter Luann Slaughter and son Bobby L. Slaughter Jr. and brothers Bill and Joey McVey.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 55 years Bobbie L. Slaughter Sr., children, son Larry and wife Cheryl Slaughter of Oak Hill, daughters Kim and husband Jess (Sam) Davis of Oak Hill, Panella (Dee Dee) Slaughter McComes and husband Roger of Hilltop. Special daughter Linda Woodson Kneece of Beckley, WV. Grandchildren, Winter Slaughter, Alyson and Becca Davis, and Kyle Slaughter. Great-grandchildren, Madison and Carleigh Wills, and Conner Chipi. Brother Curtis McVey and wife Barbara of Daleville AL, and Charles McVey and wife of Washington. Sisters Jerry and (Jim) Copely and Tabby Wroten of Oak Hill, Mary (Duckie) Carte of Charleston, SC, Brenda McVey of SC, Donna and (Wyliz) Cullop of Shady Spring. Brother-in-law Ed and wife Betty Slaughter of Newberry, SC.
God looked around his garden,
and He found an Empty place,
He put His arms around you,
and lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw that the road was getting rough,
and the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace Be Thine.”
It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn’t go alone.
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
As per her request there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Larry and Greta Bolen (The Happy Travelers). They are assisting the family. PO Box 183, Ballard, WV 24918. Burial at High Lawn Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Monday.
Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Rev. Edward F. Thomas
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Rev. Edward F. Thomas, 81, of Huber Heights, departed this temporary life Sept. 8, 2010.
Friends and family may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 12, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, also at Newcomer Funeral Home, with Pastor David Renfro officiating. Burial will follow services at Valley View Memorial Gardens.
To leave a special message or share a special memory for the family visit www.newcomerdayton.com.
Verna Mae Bennett Walkup
Verna Mae Bennett Walkup, 95, of Lewisburg, formerly of Alderson, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at her home in Lewisburg, following a short illness.
Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the Bennett Family Cemetery on Bennett Mountain, Blue Sulphur Springs, with Michael Ornold officiating.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
Annie L. Whitted
Mrs. Annie L. Whitted, 88, of Beckley died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.
Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
2nd Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” and so, our most loved Kim Worley of the Holly Hills community “finished his race” in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 9th, 2010, at the Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Kim had fought a courageous battle with acute leukemia the past three years. He was 51 years of age.
Kim Alexander Worley was born on December 22, 1958, in Beckley. The third of five children, he was the precious son of Mary O’Dell Worley of Bolt and the late Dexter Worley. Kim’s paternal grandparents, Gilles and Mattie Worley, and his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Phyllis O’Dell, preceded him in death.
Kim spent his childhood at Bolt. He was a 1977 graduate of Trap Hill High School. Kim would graduate Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a 23-year employee of Cabot Oil and Gas Company.
Kim grew up in the Breckenridge Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher, youth leader and trustee. He will be remembered for his great love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time at his hunting camp in Lewis and Hardy counties with his family. Kim enjoyed working on engines and hanging out in his welding shop. An avid WVU fan, he looked forward to attending WVU games.
In addition to his mother Mary, those left to cherish is memory are beloved wife of 26 years, Sherry Elaine Daniel Worley; his two sons of whom he was so proud, Alexander Thomas Worley and Jacob Brent Worley; he was the dear brother of Phyllip Worley and his wife Cookie of Bolt and Brian Worley and his wife, Denise, of Beckley; Cheryl Hall and her husband Kimmie and Teresa McIntyre and her husband Joe all of Bolt; he was the fond uncle of Jeremy Hall, Andy Worley, Ben Worley, Matthew Worley, Nico Kosem and Seth Kosem, Ashley Scarbrough, Kristen Hall, and Emilee Worley; 4 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews also survive.
Kim was very fond of his wife Sherry’s family, father and mother-in-law, George and Janice Daniel; his sisters-in-law, Robin and Shelly Daniel all of Posey Saxon, Rhonda Kosem and her husband Kristofar of Vass, NC; a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins; Kim’s church family; friends, neighbors, co-workers, and former classmates.
A Service of Thanksgiving for a Life Well Lived will be Monday, September 13th, at 11 a.m. at the Breckenridge Missionary Baptist Church at Bolt with Rev. Dewey Lowe officiating. Kim will then be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the services on Monday. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the Rosenbaum Family House, West Virginia University Hospital Medical Center, PO Box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26506-8228.
And so now at the end of the day, we give this dear son, brother, husband, and father back to God, with the “Peace that passes all understanding…”
Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley, WV.