The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 24, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013


Clifton Ashley

Clifton Ashley, age 66, of Beckley, passed away at the Charleston Aera Medical Center on Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Arrangements are pending competion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Sadie Mae Bragg Baughn

BELPRE, Ohio — Sadie Mae (Bragg) Baughn, 89, of Belpre, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at CCMH, Parkersburg, W.Va.

Sadie was born on July 26, 1924, at Prince, W.Va., to Samuel H. Bragg and Dartha (Ward) Bragg.

Sadie rode a passenger train to attend Montgomery High School. Her first job was for the war effort at Triumph Explosives, Elkton, Md. Later she was a telegraph operator for the C&O Railroad at Prince and Thurmond.

Sadie was preceded in death by her husband Basil T. Baughn; brothers, John, Jessie, Elbert and Bud; sisters, Clara, Mamie, Margie and Lana; an infant son, an infant grandson, infant twin great grandchildren and a special sister-in-law, Wilda Bragg. Sadie was the last surviving member of her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, JoAnn (Woody) Davis; son, Bill (Peg) Alexander; granddaughter, Carmen (Ric) Hayman; grandsons, Brian (Missy) David and Charles (Sandra) Alexander; great granddaughters, Samantha Davis and Lily Hayman; great grandsons, Jacob Hayman, Josh Alexander and Jacob Alexander; nieces, Rita Phillips, Diane Withrow and Penny Cummins and Sadie’s beloved best friend, Queen Schoolfield.

Sadie’s Family Sends Thank Yous and Blessings to: Cora and Randy Welch, Shirley Jones, Dr. John Onestinghel and staff and the nursing staff at CCMH - 5 North.

Sadie’s wishes were not to have a public visitation and funeral. Family members and friends will meet privately for a “going home” celebration. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Arrangements are by Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio and High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Joe C. Boland

JUMPING BRANCH — Joe C. Boland, 80, of Jumping Branch, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

Brian Douglas Boyle

HINTON — Brian Douglas Boyle, 68, of 117 Herman St., Hinton, died Tuesday,  September 17, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a long illness.

Born March 13, 1945, in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Beatrice O’Donnell Boyle.

Brian was the owner and operator of Wizard Wax Works in Hinton for many years. He was also a former contributing columnist for the Hinton News in Hinton.

Survivors include a son, Raphael Jackson of Hinton and a daughter, Katana Mullen of Hinton; two brothers, Bruce Boyle and wife Patricia of Vermont and Greg Boyle and wife Kathy of New Jersey.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Rev. Matthew Saunders officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Lisa Marie Cline

PREMIER — Lisa Marie Cline, 42, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Premier Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Randall Dority officiating. Burial will follow in the Tom Lester Cemetery, Greenbrier Hollow at Panther.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a special service at 7 p.m.

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Naomi Pearl Riddle Gibson

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Naomi Pearl Riddle Gibson, 84, of Williamsburg, passed away on September 21, 2013. 

Born on May 13, 1929, she was a native of Pemberton, W.Va. She was predeceased by her first husband, Clyde Riddle and her son, Clyde Edward Riddle.

A devoted Christian, Naomi was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Always giving, she had previously worked as a home care nurse in West Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting antiques. Above all else, she loved taking care of her family.

Naomi was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family, although they take comfort knowing that God has one more angel in Heaven. 

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Gibson; sons, Rodney Riddle, Gene Riddle and Jamie Dale Riddle; brother, Connie Fannon; and a host of loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in West Virginia on Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 10128 W. Broad Street #J, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6761.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com

Brian Lee Hosler

Brian Lee Hosler, age 43, of Beaver, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013.    

Born on October 8, 1969, in Lansing, Mich., he was the son of Marilyn Harlow Hosler of Sullivan Road, Glen Morgan and the late Joseph Henry Hosler.

Mr. Hosler was an automobile body mechanic, owning and operating B. and D. Auto Body at Raleigh.

Mr. Hosler was preceded in death by a nephew, Joseph S. Hosler.

Surviving are his children, Brian J. Hosler of Coal City, Ashlea M. Hosler of Beaver, a grandchild Lillyann Nicole Hosler of Beckley; three brothers, Joe Hosler and his wife Teresa of Crab Orchard, Gregory Hosler and his wife Kim of Sullian Road, Glen Morgan and Jeff Hosler and his wife Jeannie of Crab Orchard; a sister, Kelly Hosler of Beaver; his former wife Mary Hosler of Coal City; everal nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. with Mr. Terry Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow at the Tilden Cemetery at Sullivan Road, Glen Morgan.

Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. 

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Phyllis Rose Ciccantell (Fara) Kern

Phyllis Rose Ciccantell (Fara) Kern was called home on Sunday, September 22, 2013, by her Heavenly Father and to meet Jesus, her Personal Savior, to receive her new body, robe and crown, and to live in her Mansion.

She was born on January 9, 1943, at Tamroy, W.Va., to the late Sidney Ciccantell of Italy and Lucy M. Ellis Ciccantell of Concho, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her little grandbaby, Spencer Wade Hundley; sister, Sylvia, and most recently by her brothers, Mark and Buddy Jack. She was the last surviving member of this Ciccantell family.

She graduated from Mount Hope High School, then moved to the Washington, D.C., area including Alexandria, Va. where she worked as a waitress, and was a homemaker. She then moved back to West Virginia to Kilsyth and worked seven days a week three to four jobs at a time to provide for her children. Of some of these jobs, was with WTNJ Radio station, 18 years with the City of Mount Hope where she worked in custodial positions and Sam’s Place for 19 years as a server.

She loved each and every family member unconditionally and was proud of her Italian and Cherokee Indian Heritage. She loved fresh cut flowers, cleaning, football, Bluegrass and her kitties. She also looked forward every Sunday morning to church to hear her Pastor Rudell Bloomfield deliver the message.

She endured a great many daunting challenges here on this earth which contributed to her fortitude and perseverance. This made her the resilient woman she was.

Survivors include her children, Gail Frazier and her husband, Robert of Mount Hope and Monica Rose Kern-Anderson and her husband, Jeff and her grandson, Montgomery Cliff Hundley of Mount Hope; grandsons, Phillip Lee Stover and his wife, Cora and their daughter, Miranda Faith Stover of Glen Ferris, W.Va., and Conrad Clayton Hundley and his wife, Amber of Prosperity; step-granddaughter, Kayla Anderson of Oak Hill; four nieces, one nephew, Special sister-in-laws, Betty A. Ciccantell of Waterford, Ohio and Jency E. Kelly and her husband, Tom P. Kelly of Winchester, Va.; special extended family members included are Eddie Whittaker of Glen Ferris, and Teddy Hundley of Kilsyth, close friends, Jane Payne Simmons, Herbert R. Miller Jr. and Peggy Arthur.

All her “Buddies” will serve as pallbearers: Jim Williams, Sam Spadaro, Earl Williams, Dave Hizer, Russell Bloomfield, Teddy Hundley, Clayton and Montgomery Hundley will also serve as pallbearers.

Services will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope with Pastor Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Her body will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m.  Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at: www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Billy Lester

William “Billy” Edward Lester, of Mabscott, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Betty Mae Stuppio Linkous

SCARBRO — Betty Mae Stuppio Linkous, 76, of Scarbro, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at her home.

Born December 10, 1936, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Rachel Sumner Stuppio.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Dennis Phillip Linkous; sister, JoAnn Grabosky and brothers, Rosario Stuppio and Robert Stuppio preceded her in death.

Survivors include four children, Seldon Linkous and wife, Amy, Jon Linkous and wife, Lisa, Teresa Sykes and husband, Matt and Tony Linkous; sister, Lula Cale; brother James Stuppio, seven grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In accordance with her wishes Mrs.Linkous was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Rendia Plumley

Rendia Plumley, age 93, Shady Spring, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Bruce Randles

Bruce Randles, 91, of Lewisburg, a native of the Coshocton area, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

There will be no funeral, as he donated his body to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Greenbrier County Public Library.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Debra Louise Hall Ritchie

Debra Louise Hall Ritchie, age 59 of Maple Meadow Mine Road, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born on September 21, 1954, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late William Buford Hall and the late Janet Hall.

Debra was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. Debra loved the beach, flowers, music, and spending time with her grandkids.

Debra was a retired nurse of 20 years.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Gary Hall.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Roger Ritchie Sr.; a daughter Staci Bratcher and her husband Cliff; a son, Roger Ritchie Jr. and his wife Rhonda; a sister Kathy Martin and her husband George; brothers, Tim Hall and his companion Ava Miller, Keith Hall and his wife Nikki.

Grandsons, Patrick Bratcher and his wife Erica, Thomas Bratcher, Alex Ritchie, Isaak Ritchie and Nicholas  Ritchie.

Granddaughters, Daysha Mills, and Reese Ritchie, and a great granddaughter Kaylyn Bratcher.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Cantley officiating. Burial will follow at the Pineview Cemetery at Orgas.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Private on online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha St., Beckley.