The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 5, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, September 5, 2013


Sandra Jo Bailey

On Sunday, Sept. 1st, 2013, our most cherished, Sandra Jo Bailey of Crane Street, Beckley, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 57 years of age.

Born on Nov. 4th, 1955, at Oak Hill, Sandra was the precious daughter of Josephine Crawford Workman of Lansing and the late Robert Workman. In addition to her father, her nephew, David Workman has preceded Sandra in death.

At the age of 19, Sandra trained to be a licensed practical nurse. She was employed at the Beckley Veterans Area Medical Center for 36 years working on the 4th and 6th floors.  In her leisure time, Sandra enjoyed taking care of her family, being outdoors, woodworking and especially spending time with her grandson.

In addition to her mother, Sandra leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, James Bailey Jr.; she is the beloved mother of Angela Daly and her husband, Dustin of Evansville, Ind. and Amanda Bailey of Beckley; James’ daughter, Jamie Lee Bailey of Beckley also survives; she was the doting grandmother of Caden Gainer; the fond sister of Karen Black and her husband, Mike of Beckley and John “Bobby” Workman and his wife, Donna of Lansing; a host of extended family and friends will miss Sandra as well.

On Friday, September 6th, at 1 p.m.  there will be a “Service of Remembrance” for Sandra at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor, Paul Zutaut will be officiating. Sandra will be laid to rest in the St. Sebastian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Stephen Glen Bailey

PETERSTOWN — Stephen Glen Bailey, 23 of Peterstown, formerly of Glen Fork, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Glen Fork Church of God with the Rev. Darrell Stapleton and Rev. Cecil Thompson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the time of the service.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Bailey family.

Linda Faye Bowers

SWEET SPRINGS — Linda Faye Bowers, 66, of Sweet Springs, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery at Sweet Springs. 

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Steve Cline

Steve Cline, 67, of Glen Daniel, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Arrangements are pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.

Tracy Dale Cooper

RAINELLE — Tracy Dale Cooper, 68, of Rainelle, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, September 6, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Sue Carol Cox

Sue Carol Cox, 78, of Beckley, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division following an extended illness.

Born August 9, 1935 in Beckley to the late Joseph A. Cox and Nellie Grimmett Cox.

Sue was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1953 and also Concord College in 1978 majoring in Elementary Education and Library Science. She also served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict; a proud member of the American Legion Post 32 in Beckley. She was also an elementary teacher for Shady Spring Elementary. Later in life, Sue taught piano out of her home to many people in the area and also she volunteered and worked as a LPN at the VA Hospital in Beckley. She was also a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include her brothers, Joseph F. Cox and wife Janice of New Albany, Ohio and Anthony C. Cox and wife Judy of St. Park, Minnesota; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Mike Sisson officiating and also the American Legion Post 32 Honor Guard will perform military graveside rites. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Friends may gather with the family for visitation on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

Robert Junior Crites

LEWISBURG — Robert Junior Crites, 80, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home in Fairlea after a long illness.

Robert was born in Fairmont on April 15, 1933 and was the son of the late Thomas Bert and Eva Zulu Vowels Crites.

He graduated from West Fairmont High School in Fairmont, W.Va., then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he was nicknamed “Fireball”. During his active duty of four years, he was a Drill Instructor Sergeant and an Airmen First Class during the Korean War, then served four years in the reserves.

He was a founding member of the Central Church of the Nazerene in Fairmont; was a member of the Faimont American Legion Post No. 17. Following his military service, he was employed as a mold maker at Owens Illinois in Fairmont for 22 years. During this time he met his wife Carol Darlene Crites, of 51 years. She preceded him in death in December, 2008.

Robert had four siblings, Joanne Davis, Margie Clark and Mary Lou Viands who also preceded him in death. Harold is still living in Fairmont.

Robert and Carol moved to Lewisburg, W.Va. 20 years ago to be with their daughter, Dr. Debra Crites-Sams. Robert and Carol where active members of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church in Fairlea, W.Va. Robert is survived by three children and their families; Dr. Debra Crites-Sams and husband Robert and their son Matthew, Robert DeRiggi and wife Vickie DeRiggi and their daughters, Celeste DeRiggi and Sofi DeRiggi, Sheila Loftis and husband Michael and their children Corey Loftis and Lilly Loftis. Many nieces and nephews were close to his heart.

Funeral services for Mr. Crites wil be Sunday, September 8, 2013, 2 p.m., at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Rev. Ike Hughes and Rev. Ed Midcap officiating. The family will receive their family and friends on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Robert will be laid to rest with Military Rites beside his wife at Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.

The family would like to thank the many wonderful and compassionate nursing staff and physicians at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center for their love and support.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Clinton Ray Daniels

Clinton Ray Daniels, age 52, of Crab Orchard,  passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013. 

Born on December 10, 1960 in Raleigh County, he was the son of Dorothy Dilsworth Daniels of Prosperity and the late Clayton Ray Daniels.

Mr. Daniels was a carpenter, and was a US Army Veteran. He had made his home at Crab Orchard for the past 12 years.

Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Meadows.

Surviving are his wife, Florence “Jeannie” Bolen Daniels; four children, Clinton Ray Daniels II, Crystal Daniels, Matthew Daniels, and Katrina Daniels, all of Crab Orchard; two sisters, Christy Roark and her husband Rev. Shane Roark of Daniels, Donna Milam of Prosperity; four grandchildren, Tyler, Christopher, Haley and Kayla.

A memorial service will be held at the Vision Freewill Baptist Church at Jonben, on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. with Rev. Shane Roark officiating. There will be no prior visitation.

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.

Derrick James Eye

Derrick James Eye (Hart) age 34, of Glen Morgan, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Born on July 14, 1979 in Beckley, he was the son of Janet Eye Hart and Carl A. Hart of Glen Morgan.

Derrick was an employee of Wiseman Construction Company as a builder. He was a graduate of Shady Spring High School, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving other than his parents, include grandparents, Audrey and James Eye of Bragg. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday.

Pallbearers will be cousins and friends of the family.

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.

James Robert Ferguson

James Robert Ferguson (Bob or Pop as he was better known) went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, September 1, 2013.

He was the last living child of the late Pearl Ruth Golladay Ferguson and Luther Russell Ferguson. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Wurst, Emily Frazier, Edrie Miller, Hilda Dowdy, Clarice Salmons and brothers, Fred and Stan Ferguson and great grandson Kaden Dodd.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruby E. Ferguson; his daughters Cindy Dodd and Sherry Shrader and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Shrader, Kyle Ferguson Dodd and wife Brittany, Kayla and Katie Dodd; great-grandchildren, Landon Shrader and Leighton Clay; and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Hinton, he later made his home in Richmond, Va. to be near his girls and grandchildren, but always considered Hinton to be home.

When he was 17, he joined the Navy and fought in WWII on the beaches of Iwo Jima and in the invasion of Okinawa.  After 3+ years in the Navy, he joined the West Virginia National Guard where he served as Company Commander of the Hinton Guard, and then commanded the 3rd Squadron 107th Armored Calvary Regimen Headquarters in Bluefield, W.Va. After retiring in 1975, he served in the Retired Reserve for 10 additional years.

Pop was a man of service and believed in God, Country and Family. He was a long time member of Miller Memorial Methodist Church in Hinton and then of Bethany Place Baptist Church in Richmond where he served as a Deacon. A retired Machinist for the C&O Railroad and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard, he volunteered with the West Virginia Water Festival and Boat Races; played Santa on occasion; and volunteered in Richmond with the International Mission Board. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, golfing, watching any sport his grandchildren were playing, and following the West Virginia Mountaineers.

He was a patriot, man of integrity, faith and courage who leaves a legacy of love of life, family, and country. He was a hero to his grandchildren and his family will all miss his tales of days gone by.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Bennett Funeral Home in Midlothian, Va. on Thursday, September 5th at 6 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  On Saturday, September 7th a service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton, with burial to follow at Restwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Wounded Warriors Project or the Salvation Army.

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

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Edna Virginia McClaugherty James

RICH CREEK, Va. — Edna Virginia McClaugherty James, 87, of Rich Creek, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Private graveside services and burial will be held at the Peterstown Cemetery.

Online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Audrey D. Marcum

Audrey D. Marcum, 80, of Stephenson, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, September 2, 2013 in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.

Born April 11, 1933 at Hemphill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Willie Bell (Hearl) Duff.

Audrey was a graduate of Welch High School and later in Audrey's life she returned to school to complete the LPN program where she was a former employee for Southern Highlands, Mullens and Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center, New Richmond. She was a 56 year resident of Stephenson, a former treasurer of the Stephenson Burial Fund and was a dedicated member of the Stephenson United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities including Sunday School Teacher and helped with Bible School.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Marcum Sr.; a special sister/daughter, Ruth A. Duff; a grandson, Jamie Roop; a daughter-in-law, Felicia A. Marcum; and two brothers, John and Sam Duff.

Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Carolyn "Susie" Thomas of Stephenson; three sons, Robert "Bobby" Marcum Jr. and his wife, Linda of Keyrock, Ira "Link" Marcum and his wife, Etta Brehm of MacArthur, and Roger "Muggs" Marcum Sr. of Stephenson; grandchildren include, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Marcum and their three children, Jason and Cassy Roop and their children, Jamie, Johannah, and Jackson, Kayla and Kyle Martin and their daughter, Kyleigh, Roger Marcum Jr., and Jake Martin, seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Bonnie Lester of Hemphill, Betty Evans of Manassas and Libby Woolridge of Fort Mills, S.C. and one brother, Allen Duff of Martinsville, Va.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

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

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Following the graveside service at the cemetery, there will be a gathering for family and friends at the old Stephenson United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

The family of Audrey Marcum is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Emma Mae McBride

Emma Mae McBride, age 73, of Coal City, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Born on April 3, 1940 in Fireco, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Lee Farley and Winnie Bolen Farley.

Mrs. McBride was a homemaker, and attended Cales Pentecostal Church at Coal City. She had made her home at  Coal City for most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby McBride, brothers, Clinton, Eugene, Denny, Walter, Thomas, and Gene Autry Farley, Raymond Hall and Jennings Hall, sisters, Elizabeth Bolen, Betty Lou Worley, Garnet and Marie Jennings and Mary Bolen.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children; Linda Bay and her husband Richard of Princeton, W.Va.,   Sandra Ewing and her husband Sam of Coal City, Allen McBride and his wife Katy of Daniels; a granddaughter,    Tabitha Cochran of Coal City, and a grandson, Henry Allen Lee Cochran and his wife Kendrea of Stephenson. A brother, Junior Farley of Sullivan, and a sister Nellie Mullens and her husband Covey of Beaver. A special caregiver, Geraldine Anderson of East Gulf and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday September 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Mr. Richard Bay officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. until time of the service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Henry Allen Lee Cochran, Sam Ewing, Larry Lilly, Lloyd Duncan, Kenny Gowman, and Chris Gowman.

Private 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 Street, Beckley.

Edward Lee ‘Eddie’ Miller

SCARBRO — Edward Lee “Eddie” Miller, 50, of Scarbro, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born December 13, 1962, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Clarence and Betty McCoy Miller.

He was a self-employed mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Lee Canaday Miller; son, Allen Humphrey of Fayetteville, W.Va.; daughter, Lora Lee Miller of Charleston, W.Va.; three brothers, Jimmy W. Miller of Scarbro, Kenneth R. Miller of Fayetteville, John A Miller of Mt. Olive, W.Va.; three sisters, Dreama Miller of Scarbro, Anna Masters of Lochgelly, W.Va. and Carol Miller of Oak Hill.

Memorial service will be at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 4 p.m. with Pastor Alan Ledford officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Donna Moran

Donna Moran, 52, of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 from injuries received in a car accident.

Born July 29, 1961, she was the daughter of Lonnie Williams and the late Ina Williams.

Donna loved cooking for family gatherings and loved getting together with her friends and family to watch WV football. Donna had a heart of gold, she would give you the shirt off her back and she loved making everyone laugh. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and was of the Baptist faith. Donna smiled all the time and she was always joking and laughing. She loved everybody and never met a stranger.

She has now went to be with her mother, Ina Caroline Williams, and her niece, Melissa Johnson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her father, Lonnie Williams of North Sand Branch Road; daughter, Amanda Harvey and husband Billy of Oak Hill; son, Patrick Moran of Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Diane Aikens of North Sand Branch Road, Debbie Solace and husband Ronnie of Shelbyville, Ky.; brothers, Lonnie Williams Jr. and wife Angela, Ronnie Williams and wife Beverly, Keith Williams and wife Debbie, all of North Sand Branch Road; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Little Valley Baptist Church, South Sand Branch Road with Pastor Junior Plumley officiating.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.

Lucille Black Sneddon

FAYETTEVILLE — Lucille Black Sneddon, 86, of Fayetteville, W.Va., died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born February 4, 1927 at Amigo, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Edna Thompson Black. Her husband, Alexander Sneddon, preceded her in death in 2011. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Delmar and Charles Black.

Mrs. Sneddon was a retired telephone operator from A.T.&T. Bell of Cincinnati, Ohio and a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Hope Christian Church, Mt Hope, W.Va.

Survivors include a son, Scott Sneddon and wife Sandra of Ellijay, Ga.; a daughter, Jean Price of Kennesaw, Ga.; four grandchildren, John R. and Michael A. Haders, Heather J. Frederick and Erin Foremonte; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother, Robert “Bob” Black and wife Mary of Oak Hill and sister Marian Thorne and husband James of Oak Hill.

Funeral service will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. At Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Minister Dennis Kinzer officiating. Entombment will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Charles E. ‘Charlie’ Stewart

TOLEDO, Ohio — Charles E. “Charlie” Stewart, 72, of Toledo, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

He was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Rockview, W.Va., to Charles O. and Irene Halsey Stewart.

Charlie served in the US Army during the Cuban Missile Crises. He worked as a machinist with Teledyne for 35 years until his retirement. Charlie was a member of the Rossford Eagles. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, tennis, running, gardening, as well as being a big Steelers Fan. Charlie loved his family and made them, particularly his grandkids, the biggest part of his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine Stewart; children, Chuck (Kimberly Hasapes) Stewart, Dana Stewart, Margaret (David) Coffman; grandchildren, DJ (Maria) Coffman, Stewart Coffman and CJ Stewart; siblings, Rita Young, Jerry (Bonnie) Stewart, Lacy Stewart, and Buren (Cindy) Stewart; brothers-in-law, Jack and Bob, and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Helen Hamblin, Doris Hall, Jimmy Stewart, and Glen Stewart, and brother-in-law, Frank.

Friends ma visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon, Ohio on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. where the funeral services will begin Saturday at noon. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Those wishing to give memorial contributions are asked to consider the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Online at www.freck-chapel.com

Dennis M. Thomas

Dennis M. Thomas, age 86, of Shady Spring, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Rd., Shady Spring.

James Romanceles Tunstalle

CHARLESTON — James Romanceles Tunstalle, 63, of Charleston, formerly of Beckley, died Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Funeral service will be 12 noon, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury Street, Charleston, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Curtis Ray West

FAYETTEVILLE — Curtis Ray West, 35, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Gatewood Church of God with Pastor Morris Nutter officiating.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the West family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Randall Wilson

FAYETTEVILLE — Randall Lee Wilson, 37, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Gatewood Church of God with Pastor Morris Nutter officiating.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Wilson family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Emma Lou (Bolen) Withrow

PINEVILLE — Emma Lou (Bolen) Withrow, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, September 1, 2013 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston, following a long illness, with her family by her side.

She was born in Covel, W.Va., on October 8, 1934 and lived in Wyoming County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Eriie Bolen and Bessie Green Bolen of Basin, W.Va.

Lou was a retired insurance associate and agent for Wyoming Insurance Agency in Pineville. She was a founding member of the Pineville Southern Baptist Church where she faithfully taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was a member of the church’s women’s group, as well as a volunteer for various church functions. She also loved attending the community women’s prayer group.

Mrs. Withrow was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, a son, Allen Withrow and her husband Ross L. Withrow who was the love of her life.

Survivors include her children, Debbie Bowling and her husband, Donnie, of Pineville and David Withrow and his wife, Julie, of Ludlow, Ill. Also included are three grandchildren, Brett Bowling of Pineville, Katie Withrow and Jeff Withrow and his wife Lissy of Illinois.

Lou loved people, life, and serving the Lord. She was a loving, caring mother who raised her children in a Christian home. She will forever be remembered for her dedication to family and God, and for her beautiful smile. We grieve because she is no longer with us, but rejoice in knowing she is no longer suffering and is reunited with her precious husband, both are walking with the Lord.

A celebration of Lou’s life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Pineville Southern Baptist Church, Pineville, with Rev. Dewight Stafford officiating

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2013 at the church

Entombment will follow the service at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the WMU mission group at her church.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Withrow family.

Mabel Louise Wood

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Mabel Louise “Cline” Wood, 93, of Daytona Beach, formerly of Itmann and Beckley, passed away quietly at home surrounded by her family Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

Mabel was employed at the Consolidated Coal Company Stores, Mullens Hospital and Mountaineer Family Health Plan, Beckley before moving to Daytona Beach. Mabel enjoyed gatherings of her family, holidays, going fishing and sitting on the beach.

In addition to her parents WK and Ollie Dishner Cline of Princeton, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan “Red” Wood in 1987, four brothers George, Thomas, Rudy and WK Cline and one sister Snowie Veneri.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Norman “Woody” Wood and wife Gail, of Daytona Beach, Diane Boucher of Palm Coast, Fla. and Delena Sparks and husband Frank of Lake Butler, Fla., and a special member of the family, Ronald Spencer of Coal City, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at Friday, September 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor William Spencer officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services on Friday. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.memorialfd.com

The Wood family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.