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November 22, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Josiah Lee Nathaniel Beane

Josiah Lee Nathaniel Beane, 2, son of J.D. and Amanda Mustell Beane of Sissonville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

Services to celebrate the life of Josiah will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Long and Fisher Funeral Home in Sissonville with Pastor Todd King officiating. Interment will follow at Sissonville Memorial Gardens, Sissonville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for the family. If you wish to make donations, send to Josiah Beane Donation Account, WesBanco Bank Inc., 6409 Sissonville Drive, Sissonville, WV 25320.

Online condolences and other expressions of sympathy are available via

Arrangements with Long and Fisher Funeral Home, 6837 Sissonville Drive, Sissonville.

Floyd ‘Wayne’ Bennett

MADAMS CREEK — Floyd (Wayne) Bennett, 73, of Madams Creek, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at his home following a long illness.

Born January 22, 1940, at Summers County, he was a son of the late Augustus B. and Ivous A. Meadows Bennett.

Wayne was a truck driver having retired from Lane Trucking and a lifelong resident of Summers County. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed attending church while his health permitted. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman; he loved hunting, fishing and boating.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lee Bennett, and one nephew, Roger Lee Bennett.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 55 years, Yonnie Lee Meadows Bennett at home; two daughters, Sue Ballard and husband Mike of Pipestem and Kim Downard and husband Jeremy of Madams Creek; four grandchildren, Adam Ballard and wife Nicole of Lerona, Kevin Ballard of Pipestem and Colleen and Gwen Downard of Madams Creek; one stepgranddaughter, Sara Downard of Princeton; four great-grandchildren, Christian, Kailey, Karsyn and Addalee Ballard; one brother, Jackie B. Bennett and wife Martha of Madams Creek; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, November 23, 2013, with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral parlors.

Pallbearers will be Mason Jones, Norman Farley Jr., Ralph Hartwell, Ray Keaton, Eddie Wills and Steve Mounts.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Wills, Billy Joe Young and James Adkins.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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