Jack Calvin Bailey
VERDUNVILLE — Jack Calvin Bailey, 84, of Verdunville, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Visitation for friends and family will be on Thursday, March 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryetta United Baptist Church at Verdunville. The funeral will also be at the church on Friday, March 21 at 11 a.m. with Elder Lonnie Gore and Barney Goins officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Maryetta Church or the United Baptist Youth Camp at Salt Rock, W.Va.
For e-mail condolences, go to: www.honakerfuneral.org.
Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Thomas William Clark
SUMMERSVILLE — Rev. Thomas William Clark, 66, of Summersville, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home.
Tom was born in McKeesport, Pa., to the late Thomas S. Clark and Betty Mae Adler on September 16, 1947.
Tom was the Coordinator for the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, in which he traveled to 51 countries leading work teams to help others and make new friends. For 42 years he was a dedicated United Methodist minister.
He also served with the United States Air Force and taught psychology at Glenville State College/New River Community and Technical College for 15 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Randy Clark; and granddaughter, Avarey Gusky.
Tom is survived by his wife of 47 years, Michele Zona Clark; son, William Clark (Jana Ferrebee), Weirton; daughters Susan Mullens (Bill) of Beckley and Amy Clark (Ron Gusky) of Irwin, Pa.; brothers, Harry of Lorain, Ohio, Calvin and Tad,both of Amherst, Ohio; sisters, Terry Lee Clark also of Amherst, and Patty Jarrell (Elmer) of Ocala, Fla.; five grandchild, Tyler Clark, Mason Gauldin, Chase and Emily Mullens, and Aven Gusky, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in the Nazarene Tabernacle at Summersville, with Revs. Paul Stadleman, Brent Brown and Harry Jenkins officiating.
Friends may call at the Tabernacle from noon until the service time on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Tom Clark Memorial Fund, c/o Summersville Memorial United Methodist Church, 1317 Webster Road, Summersville WV 26651.
Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville is in charge of arrangements.
Effie Mae Dillon
KOPPERSTON — Effie Mae Dillon 92, on Monday, March 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Bower’s Hospice went home to be with the Lord following a long illness.
Born April 9, 1921, in Blackburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Percy and Hester Wall.
Mrs. Dillon was the last surviving member of her immediate family, a homemaker, and loving wife for 49 years, member of Delilah Methodist Church for over 60 years where her voice could be heard and enjoyed as she sang in the choir and performed many solos. She led the children’s choir, taught Bible school and was president of the Methodist women. She directed many children’s Christmas Programs. In the summer she enjoyed her flowers and sharing evenings on her front porch with her neighbors. She and her husband, Bob loved to camp and travel in the summer. They shared their love of camping with their friends and family. But Mrs. Dillon was the happiest when she had a house full of company with children playing on the porches, pots simmering on the stove and not a place left to squeeze in at the table. Mrs. Dillon lived a Christian life, sharing her love of God, church and family with everyone she met.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Dillon Jr.; three brothers, Ralph Wall, Harold Wall and Howard Wall; and a sister, Gladys Wall.
Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Robert L. Dillon and wife Patty, of Ronceverte and Timothy L. Dillon and wife, Dana of Midlothian, Texas; a daughter, Donna Mae Dillon of Kopperston; three sister-in-laws, Norma Wall of Ocala, Fla., Gay Wall of Blue Ridge, Va., and Edna Dillon of Kopperston; four grandchildren, Leighla Dillon Haynes and husband, Craig Jessie A. Dillon all of White Sulphur Springs, Emilea Dillon and fiancé Nick Harvey of Kill Devil, N.C., and Andy Dillon of Waxahachie, Texas; extended family members, Charlie and Diane Meadows and Charla, Donnie Wooten, and Samantha Trent all of Kopperston; several nieces and nephews as well as step-great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
A celebration of Mrs. Dillon’s life will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Delilah United Methodist Church in Oceana with Rev. Ralph Whitten and Rev. David White officiating. Mrs. Dillon will be laid to rest by her husband, Bob in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Charlie Meadows.
Pallbearers will be men from Delilah Untied Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Adam Toler Memorial Chapel.
A video tribute and condolences at www.facebook/adamtolermemorialfuneralhome
Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana, W.Va.
Thomas Lee Fields Sr.
Thomas Lee Fields Sr., age 79 of Daniels, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Beckley VA Medical Center after a long illness.
Born on September 16, 1934, at Garten, W.Va., and raised in Clifty, W.Va. Thomas was the son of the late Delbert and Virginia Barbara Smithson Fields.
Thomas better known to many as “Tom” was a master craftsman with his hands. He loved to build homes, and loved to make many things with wood. He was a master welder fabricator.
Tom was a military veteran serving in the U.S. Army with the rank of SP4 in heavy weapons, assigned to Co. E 19th Infantry Regiment. His duty stations included Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Bragg, N.C. He was stationed in Korea and then in Fort Knox, Ky. He completed his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve ending in December 1962.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rona Ethel Dempsey Fields; his children, Thomas Fields and his wife Krista of Fishersville, Va., Deborah Fields Cantley and her husband Ron of Cool Ridge, and Juanita Fields Richmond and her husband Rick of Beaver. A sister, Carolyn Frances Sorrell and her husband Roy of Rainelle.
Grandchildren, Belinda Fields Tabor, Thomas Lee Fields III, Nadine Fields, Mara Fields, Sgt. Geoffrey Cantley and his wife Sarah, Stephan Cantley, Jon Kyle Farmer and his wife Cassie, Senior Airman Jared Farmer and his wife Michelle, Jacob Farmer, and Alexis Richmond and Brody Richmond. Great-grandchildren, Destiny Tabor, Dyllan Tabor, Daisy Tabor, and James; nephews, Delbert Sorrell and his wife Karen, Burton Sorrell, Ronnie Sorrell and his wife Cheryl; a niece Peggy Priest, sisters-in-law, Reva Lively, Ruth Skaggs, and Pamela Miles.
He is also survived by his church family who he loved dearly. Tom was truly loved by all and by the many other family members too numerous to mention by name.
He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church at Daniels, the Shady Spring Ruritan Club, the Senior Friends, the American Legion, and the UMWA.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.
Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 32 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the wounded warriors/care giver program, and sent to the Beckley VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Office, 1st. Floor. Information may be provided at 304 255 2121.
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.
Denver F. Gunnoe
Denver F. Gunnoe, 61, of Fairdale, was freed from the bonds of this earth on March 19, 2014. He was born on Nov. 28, 1952, the son of the late Fred Gunnoe and Zella Osborne Gunnoe. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a coal miner for many years. Then he worked 15 years as a State Coal Mine Inspector of West Virginia.
He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4326 of Midway and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 860 of Beckley. He was a member of Beckley Masonic Lodge NO. 95, the Beni Kedem Shriners of Charleston, the Scottish Rite of Charleston, Beckley Moose Lodge, Montgomery Eagles Club, NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Group and American Civil Liberties Union.
He loved life and he loved people. He had an appreciation for all coal miners. He loved animals and loved the outdoors. He was a sports fan, especially football.
He was from a large family. He was preceded in death by brothers, Arlen, Kenner, Clarence, Erman and Cecil and by sisters, Nadine Toler, Waveline Lusk, Joyce Todd and special friend Joe Comer.
Survivors include his sisters, Coetta Toler of Glen Daniel, Retha Armstrong of Pineville, Lilly Cook of Beckley, Joselene Stewart of Oceana and Geraldine Aliff of Georgia; brothers, Arvil of Ohio, Dale of Fairdale, Danny of Midway, Hearldine of Naoma, Ricky of Fairdale and Ronnie of California. And he is survived by special friends, Roger Shelton of Sophia, Charlie Randall Canterbury of Lester, Randall Dillon of Glen Daniel, Roger “Snorkel” Clay of Pettry Bottom and special friends and neighbors, James and Loretta Bragg of Fairdale. And special godson, Ethan Comer of Mt. Hope.
He wishes to thank all the good people he has met in his lifetime.
And to leave this: “Remember any act of kindness and love, however small, never goes away. It lasts for all eternity.”
He believed greatly in the spiritually and salvation of our Christ the Lord.
In keeping with his wishes, his body has been donated to the Human Gift Registry of West Virginia University, School of Medicine. Also in keeping with his wishes, no services will be held.
Any donations of sympathy should be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472.
Submitted by Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, Prosperity.
Margaret Rita O’Neil Huff
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Margaret Rita O’Neil Huff, 88, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014
A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 325 Main Street, White Sulphur Springs. Father Chapin Engler will be officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Mount Laretto Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Rosary following visitation at 8 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the White Sulphur Springs Community Outreach Center at 325 Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV or a charity of choice.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Claude Wayne Hylton
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Claude Wayne Hylton, 86, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea, W.Va., following a long illness.
Born Oct. 4, 1927, at Hollywood, W.Va., he was the son of the late S.A. Hylton and Ruth Nicholas Hylton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Melvin and a sister, Mary Carney, nephew, William Hines and paternal grandparents Enos and Mattie Wood Hylton who raised him and his siblings.
He was in the Lumber and Grocery business, and a retired employee from the State of West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration. He was a past elder and deacon and a member of First Presbyterian Church in White Sulphur Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rhonda Wiley Hylton; daughter, Nancy Lynn (Mike) Herbst of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, John Wayne Hylton (Magda) of San Antonio, Texas, and James Lee Hylton (Cindy) of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Genna (Steven) Swartz of Virginia Beach, Va. and Justin Herbst of Virginia Beach, Va., Victoria Hylton of San Antonio, Texas, Nicholas Fogus of White Sulphur Springs, Jeremy Hylton of Morgantown, W.Va. and Isabella Hylton of White Sulphur Springs, he also has four great-grandchildren. He also has a brother Alvin Hylton of White Sulphur Springs and a sister, Dorothy Hines of Lewisburg, W.Va.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Ben Gurley and Rev. Gene Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery at Keenan. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations to First Presbyterian Church, 201 West Main St., White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 or White Sulphur Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 129, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986.
McCraw Funeral Home, in Lewisburg is in charge of the arrangements.
Sophia Mantel, 91, of Beckley, formerly of Eccles, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.
Coy McKinney Jr.
Coy McKinney Jr., age 74, of Sophia, WV, entered into Heaven where he was welcomed by his loving parents and his baby sister Valerie Hale on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Born on May 31, 1939, in Rhodell, he was the son of the late Coy McKinney Sr. and Bessie Cecil McKinney.
Mr. McKinney was a retired coal miner, and was a former member of the UMWA. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. McKinney enjoyed playing poker.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Valerie Hale and her husband Jimmy Hale, and by a granddaughter Alisha Dawn McKinney.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his devoted and loving wife of 51 years, Janice Marie Lynch McKinney.
Six children, Raymond McKinney and his wife Debbie of Glen White, Geronimo and his wife Patty of Besoco, Johnny McKinney and his wife Deanna of Beckley, Gary McKinney and his wife Detra of Sophia, and Angie McKinney Cook of Sophia, and Coy David McKinney and his wife Lisa of Besoco.
A brother, Herbert McKinney and his wife Charlotte of Beckley, three sisters Edith Pennington and her late husband Bill of Gaffney, SC, Sadie Akers and her husband Clarence of Besoco, Debra Meador and her husband David of MacArthur.
Grandchildren, Brandi McKinney Bragg, Steven McKinney, Brittni McKinney, Stephanie McKinney, Christa McKinney, Cayla Lindsey, Whitney Hill, Candis McKinney, Shana McKinney, Raymond McKinney Jr., Nick McKinney, Adrian Ford, Sarah Ford, nine great-grandchildren, his honorary son, Albert Thomas, along with many nieces, nephews, and other family members also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Butch White officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Saturday. Pallbearers will be Geronimo, Gary, David, Nick, Steven, and Raymond McKinney Jr.
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, WV.
Barbara Jean Meadows
Barbara Jean Meadows, 76 of Beaver, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House in Cranberry,
In keeping with Barbara’s final wishes, she was cremated and a memorial service will be held by her family at a later date.
Arrangements with Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Prosperity.
Percy Staples Mosley Jr.
BOOMER — Percy Staples Mosley Jr., 86, of Boomer, died Friday, March 24, 2014.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Boomer, Boomer, with Rev. Ronald Sherrod and Pastor Robert Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Nicole ‘Nikki’ Ramsey
RAINELLE — Nicole “Nikki” Ramsey, 21, of Rainelle, passed away on March 17, 2014.
Services are incomplete at this time. Honoring her wishes, she will be cremated.
You may send online condolences to www.wallaceandwallacefh.com
Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle are in charge of arrangements.
Vicky Robinson, 62, of Shady Spring, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Funeral services will be conducted noon on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Victory Baptist Church in Beaver, with Dr. Rollan A. Roberts officiating.
Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.
Ray Harold Roop
Ray Harold Roop, 91, of Allen Junction, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014.
Ray was born July 14, 1922, at Allen Junction, to the late Theodore and Lena Greer Roop.
Mr. Roop served his country proudly with the U.S. Army in World War II, during his service he earned the Purple Heart. He was employed for 30 years by Ray Wells Chevrolet in Mullens, and was a member of the Welton Chapel in Allen Junction.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Roop was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Cox and a brother, Kent Roop, and his grandson Jamie Roop.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 71 years, Ruth Roop of Allen Junction; a son, James Roop of Stevenson; four grandchildren, Shaan Ray and Sherry Jean Cox of Circleville, Ohio, Chad Dean and Shana Lynn Cox of Corrine, W.Va., Jason Roop and wife, Cassie of Charlottesville, Va., and Kristy Roop of Beckley; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Vernon Roop, Keith Roop, Pat Hudson, and Claranell Waddell; a host of brothers and sisters-in law, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral Services to Celebrate The Life of Ray Harold Roop will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor David Pollock officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard. Entombment will follow the services at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Beckley.
Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Recreational Department of the Beckley VA Medical Center.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is serving the family.
Deloris June Wood Sharpe
FAYETTEVILLE — Deloris June Wood Sharpe, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Plateau Medical Center.
Born on December 9, 1934, at Victor, she was the daughter of the late Carl Livingston Wood and Madeline Alta Pike Wood.
Deloris loved working in the church, singing with her friends, Juanita Hundley and Johnny Bryant, attending the Faith Builders Worship Center, and helping people. She and her husband were supporters for the Fayette County Food Bank and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Calvin Sharpe Jr.; four brothers, Carl Livingston Wood Jr., Corlas Alton Wood, William Ashley Wood, and Milton Lee Wood; three sisters, Wilma Moore, Alta Faye Gibson, and Mary Elizabeth Wood; and grandson, Randy Lee Thorne and a great granddaughter.
Left to cherish her memory includes her beloved husband, Calvin L. Sharpe Sr.; daughter, Crystal Sharpe of Oak Hill; sons, Roger Sharpe of China Grove, N.C. and Kennith Sharpe of Cherry Hill, N.C.; seven grandchildren: Jeremy Thorne, Nathan Sharpe, Chastity Sharpe, Justin Sharpe, Christy Williams, Michelle and Theresa Shadriah; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Virginia Jefferson officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in Deloris’ memory to the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Community Food Pantry, PO Box 33, Fayetteville, WV 25840.
For those wishing to express their condolences to the Sharpe family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville.
Joyce N. Slaughter
LESLIE — Joyce N. Slaughter, 71, of Leslie, W.Va., passed away Sunday morning, March 16, 2014, at her home, following a long illness.
Born July 25, 1942, at Danese, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Mary Ann Adkins Critchley.
Joyce had worked in housekeeping for Pride Clean of New Castle, Del.
Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Joyce M. Chapman of Covington, Va.; a son, Edward Slaughter III of Middletown, Del.; three sisters, Audrey Critchley Hanshew (Asa) of Danese, Brenda Cirtchley Pritchett (Bill) of Townsend, Del. and Sandra Critchley Jaffe of New Castle, Del.; two brothers, Roy Edward Critchley (Thelma) of Leslie and Frank Raggio Critchley of Smyrna, Del.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
As per her wishes, her body will be cremated.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the New Covenant Trinity Church of Rainelle, with the Rev. Roy Asa Hanshew officiating, assisted by Pastor Ronald McClung.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations of sympathy to Wallace & Wallace Inc., 213 Main St., Rainelle, WV 25962, to help defray the cremation costs.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Michael Edward ‘Mike’ Sumner
Psalm 116: 15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.”
Michael Edward “Mike” Sumner, age 67 of Daniels, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.
Born on January 19, 1947, in Mabscott, he was the son of the late Robert Sumner and Laura Wallace Sumner.
Mr. Sumner was retired as a mechanic, and was a former employee for Ranger Fuel, Lee Norse, Fairchild International, United Cycle, and was last employed with Croy Tractor and Trailer as a tractor mechanic.
Mr. Sumner was a member of the Faith Community Church in Beckley, where he sang in the praise team, served on the council of the church. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years.
Mr. Sumner enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and NASCAR, music and spending time with his family and friends.
Other than his parents, his infant brother Bobby Lee Sumner preceded him in death.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of nearly 49 years, Eileen Snodgrass Sumner; two children, Brian Edward Sumner and his wife Lorren of South Carolina, and Michele Carter and her husband Danny of Cool Ridge, W.Va.; a sister, Patsy Dooley of Virginia; two brothers, Johnny Sumner and his wife Patty of Parkersburg, and Ricky Sumner and his wife Donna of Mabscott; two grandchildren, Josh and Ally Carter of Cool Ridge; a sister-in-law, Mary Beth Okes and her husband Jim of Chattanooga, Tenn. and many loving nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be conducted to Celebrate the life of Mike Sumner on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, with Pastor Jason Lowe and Pastor Sam Peterson officiating.
Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be directed to the Faith Community Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 773, Beckley, WV 25801 or to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 in memory of Mike Sumner.
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 Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.
FREDERICKSBUFRG, Va. — Otis Toler, 67, of Fredericksburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.
Born on November 20, 1946, in Justice, W.Va., he was the son of the late Courtney James Toler and Allie Marie Walker Toler.
Otis was a Vietnam War veteran and was a coal miner. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Elliott; a brother, Dennis Toler and two sisters, Judy Faye Stacy and Susie Lilly.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Sarah Toler of Fredericksburg; four sons, Otis Heath Toler and his wife, Ronda of Baileysville, Casson Brooks of the home, George Estes and his wife Stacy and David Meade; two daughters, Cheryl Ann Toler of Gettysburg, Pa. and Sherry Isaacs and her husband, Roy of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Burnis Toler and David Toler and his wife, Abbey of Justice; two sisters, Ilene Walls and her husband, Gary of Justice and Patsy Morgan and her husband, Kennith of Hanover, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews
A celebration of Otis’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Justice Tabernacle with Rev. Clifford Rawls officiating. Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery, Justice, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the church.
Online guest book may be signed at www.calfeefuneralservice.com
Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Toler family.
William Blaine Tyree
SCARBRO — William Blaine Tyree, 84, of Scarbro, died on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.
Born June 29, 1929, at Westerly, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Blaine Tyree and Tinnis Margaret Rinehart Tyree Hall.
Mr. Tyree was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, Kingston.
After having worked in the West Virginia coal mines, Mr. Tyree moved to Illinois where he worked in a manufacturing plant for 28 years. A great family man, he was a huge genealogy buff.
Two brothers, Billy Tyree and Wayne Hall and a sister, Donna Christensen preceded him in death.
He leaves behind a loving family which include his wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann Sandy Tyree; four daughters, Karen Schultz and husband, Mark of Napierville, Ill., Susan Kline and husband, Steve of New Lenox, Ill., Reanna Tyree of New Lenox, Ill. and Alesia Wagner and husband, Mai “Tyree” of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Nick Hall and wife, Joyce of Mossy and Joey Hall and wife, Margaret of Mossy; and three sisters, Wanda Thompson of Paint Creek, Rosemary Waldron of Plainfield, Ill. and Jane Bell of West Palm Beach, Fla.
He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Jean Tyree of Ohio and Sandra Hall of East Kingston; brother-in-law, Roger Christensen of Gardner, Ill.; grandchildren, Alaina Odenthal, Blaine Kline and wife, Lindsay, Matthew Cline, Christopher Schultz, Kelly Benton and husband, Ryan and Maya Wagner Tyree and great grandson, Harrison Blaine Kline.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Arolette Stover officiating. Burial will be at Rinehart Cemetery, Mossy.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Josephine Ann Valencia
GREEN BANK — Josephine Ann “Josie” Valencia, of Green Bank, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Arbovale. Interment will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Arbovale.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Cancer Society, 921 Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801-4360 or visit http://www.cancer.org
Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret ‘Louise’ Walker
RUPERT — Margaret “Louise” Walker, 101, of Rupert, W.Va., passed away Tuesday evening, March 18, 2014, at Heartland of Rainelle, following a long illness.
Born June 30, 1912, at Waynesboro, Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Carrington and Mae Dell Terrell Carroll.
Louise was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus F. Walker and a son, Kenneth Walker.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandy Adams of Orange, Calif., Jo Ann O’Dell of Rainelle and Beverly Truman of Rupert; a son, Ron Walker of Dawson, W.Va.; two sisters, Thelma Duncan of Bellaire, Md. and Frances Dotson of Northridge, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a graveside only at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville, W.Va., with the Rev. Troy George officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Wallace Memorial Cemetery.
Please send online condolences to wwww.wallaceandwallacefh.com
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.
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