Charles Arbie Anderson

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Charles Arbie Anderson, age 86, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, in Annapolis, after complications from heart surgery.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Jo Ann Craft Anderson, whom he married in 1959.

He is survived by his only daughter, Deborah Anderson Porter, his brother Bobby-Lee Anderson, his four loving grandchildren: Ridge Porter, Grant Porter, Addison Porter and Lily Porter. He will be missed by many loving relatives, close friends and his loyal dog and companion Peyton Manning, who was his buddy.

Charles was the son of Arbie and Addie Anderson, grew up in Dawson, W.Va., and was a veteran of the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Korean War where he received a Purple Heart. After serving in the military Charles joined Jones and Laughlin Steel, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked for over 30 years. Upon his retirement he moved to Bethel, Delaware, with his dear wife Jo Jo, where they enjoyed their remaining years.

Services will be held on Monday, March 30th, at 11 a.m. at the ­Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Dawson.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Charles’ name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Annapolis, Md.

Gracie Joy Brock

Gracie Joy Brock, 62, of Sophia, passed away March 25, 2015.

A celebration memorial service to honor will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Maple Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Bowyer officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. 

In addition to flowers, contributions to offset the funeral expenses can be mailed to George Bartoli, PO Box 747, Glen Daniel, WV 25844. 

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

Worley Gerald Brown

SUMMERSVILLE — Worley Gerald Brown, 84, of Summersville, formerly of Matheny, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. 

Born June 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Amos and Sarah Brooks Brown.

Worley was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean Conflict. After his service, he returned to the coal fields of Southern WV, where he worked in many mines across our region. He was a member of UMWA. Worley was an avid gunsmith and staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. He enjoyed being outdoors, and spending time with his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Worley was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ellis, Alley Bailey and Sybil Stewart; his brothers, Thurmond Brown, Elmer Brown, Britian Brown, Weldon Brown, William Brown, Willard Brown, Wade Brown, Wayne Brown, Welch Brown, Wylie Brown and Warren Brown, and his granddaughter, Lea Shawn Sizemore.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 62 years, Clara Maxine Brown; children, Vicky Brown Brunty and husband, Arlie, Beverly Brown Tolliver and husband Dwight, Dwight Brown and wife, Juanita, Teresa Brown, Douglas Brown and wife Lenora; grandchildren, Lori Brunty Sizemore and husband, Aven, Daniel Brunty and wife, Crystal, David Tolliver and companion, Heather Cook, Michael Tolliver and wife, Deanna, Kaleigh Brown, Frankie Brown and fiancée, Marlena; great-grandchildren, Kelsie, Calyn, Paige Sizemore, Coley and Haley Tolliver.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Joey A. Sheppard officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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

Hilda Lucille Burdette

MEADOW BRIDGE — Hilda Lucille Burdette, 87, of Meadow Bridge, passed away on March 25, 2015, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness. She was surrounded by her family as she passed peacefully into her Savior’s arms.

Lucille was a lifelong resident of Meadow Bridge; she was retired from her work as a Quality Control Officer for Greenbrier Industries. Throughout her life, she indulged her love of sewing, making and gifting quilts to family and friends. She also loved gardening, growing fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers. She especially loved and enjoyed her communion with her church family at Meadow Bridge United Methodist Church where she volunteered, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school, one of her favorite activities.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Gladys Spade Burdette; a beloved son and daughter, Stanley Clarence Burdette and Sandra Kay Fox; sisters: Alma Burdette, Katherine Holliday, Ruby Holliday, Mona Burdette, Jewell Burdette, June Burdette and Linda Sue Burdette; brothers: Clifford, Merrill, Ross, Major, Robert, Edward, James and John.

Lucille is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Clarence Hudson Burdette; beloved daughter Shelba Jean Cook and husband Earl of Meadow Bridge, daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Burdette of New Port Richey, FL; sisters: Crete Campbell of Rainelle and Maxine Rhodes of Meadow Bridge; sister-in-law, Madeline Williams of Meadow Bridge; brother-in-law Delmore Burdette of Danese; grandsons: Steven Ray Fox and wife Kelly of Meadow Bridge, Mickey Stanley Burdette of New Port Richey, FL, Douglas Keith Fox and wife Misty of Meadow Bridge, Kelly Earl Cook and wife Esther of Houston, TX, Mark Hudson Burdette of New Port Richey, FL, Chad Ashley Fox of Meadow Bridge and a stepgrandson Jonathan Cook of Meadow Bridge. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Meadow Bridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Ingelton, Ron Patterson and Chris Scott officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Meadow Bridge United Methodist Church, which provided so much joy to Lucille, or to Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, who provided much comfort to Lucille and her family in her final hours.

Please send online condolences to www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle are in charge of arrangements.

Thurby Vernell Chapman

HILLDALE — Thurby Vernell Chapman, a native of Talcott, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Homegoing services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Bishop Loretta W. Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in the Talcott Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Sherron Gay Ewing

Sherron Gay Ewing, 69, of 124 Westwood Drive, Beckley, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston.

Born October 21, 1945, in Bergoo, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Merle Saylor Payne and Laura Agnes Patton Payne.

Mrs. Ewing was a private caregiver and homemaker. She was a member of Day Star Worship Center at Kilsyth and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Ewing, as well as two brothers, Harold Payne and Clarence Wyre.

Those left to carry on her legacy include her husband of 52 years, Benny Ewing; son, Mark Ewing and wife Kimberly of Hickory, NC; daughter, Michelle Ewing of Beckley; an adopted daughter, Angela McCray of Beckley; four brothers, William Payne and wife Ruth Ann of Culpeper, VA, Harvey Payne of Fenwick, WV, Grant Wyre of Beckley and Jay Bob Wyre of Spottsylvania, VA; five sisters, Patty Payne and Charlotte Moffett, both of Webster Springs, Vicky Gross of Ohio, Beverly Wiseman of Hopewell, VA, and Ann Dotson of Summersville; daughter-in-law, Michelle Phillpot Ewing; seven grandchildren, Tanner, Gabriel, Kaitlyn and Andrew Ewing, Rhiannon Lowe and Emily McCray and Jarrod Lilly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill with Pastor Les Allen officiating. Interment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park also in Oak Hill.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather from 12 noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences, social media sharing, and other forms of tribute are available to the family by visiting www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, 1435 E. Main Street in Oak Hill.

Linda Fitzwater

OAK HILL — Linda Fitzwater, 65, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Online condolences, social media sharing, and other forms of tribute are available to the family by visiting www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements pending with High Lawn Funeral Home, 1435 E. Main St. in Oak Hill.

Nina Lee Settle Foster

DEMPSEY — Nina Lee Settle Foster, 91, of Dempsey, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. 

Born January 27, 1924, at Wriston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Land and Merle Pennington Settle.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Foster, and daughter, Joann Foster; three brothers, Snook Settle, Pete Settle and Larry Settle; and three sisters, Vida Radford, Frances Jamison, and Verna Mae Wickline.

Survivors include son, Roger Lee Foster of Fayetteville; daughter, Juanita Joyce Foster of Fayetteville; three brothers, Buster Settle of Georgia, Jimmy Settle of Oak Hill and Johnny Settle of Oak Hill; two sisters, Kate Foster of Page and Patsy Settle of Oak Hill; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Mrs. Foster will be cremated following the service.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Tyree Funeral Home to assist with services.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Richard ‘Mike’ Hanna Jr.

CRAIGSVILLE — Richard Michael “Mike” Hanna Jr., 41, of Craigsville, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Adam Hanna officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Nettie. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, is in charge of all arrangements.

Lisa Higginbothan

OAK HILL — Lisa Higginbothan of Oak Hill passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Online condolences, social media sharing, and other forms of tribute are available to the family by visiting www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements pending with High Lawn Funeral Home, 1435 E. Main St. in Oak Hill.

Richard Lee Graham Hughes Sr.

Richard Lee Graham Hughes Sr., beloved, father, grandfather, brother, and friend of Tams, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, following a long illness.

Born April 9, 1947, at Tams, he was a son of the late Robert L. Hughes Sr. and the late Wanda Helmondollar Hughes.

Mr. Hughes loved hunting, fishing and was a WVU Mountaineer Fan, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his three granddaughters. He was a Maintenance Foreman and Chief Electrician with 32 years of dedicated service. Mr. Hughes served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era and was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Dorothy Hughes, Robert C. Hughes, Geneva Tomasko, Nancy Batson, and Tommy Hughes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Richard L.G. Hughes Jr. and wife, Reba, of Prosperity; three granddaughters, Kayla, Kelsey, and Kourtney Hughes all of Prosperity; five siblings, Doris Harney and husband, Bob, of Bloomfield, N.J., Lewis Hughes and wife, Debbie, of Helen, Oscar Hughes and wife, Patty, of Helen, Danny Hughes and wife, Rexanna, of Sophia, and Denny Hughes and wife, Helen, of Crab Orchard; sister-in-law, Sumiko Hughes of Petersburg, Va.; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

Services to celebrate the life of Richard Lee Graham Hughes Sr. will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor George Wood officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday 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 assisting the family.

Virginia Carol Hurd

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Virginia Carol Hurd, 69, of Rockville, formerly of Annapolis, Md., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on March 23, 2015.

Born December 12, 1945, in Mt. Hope, W.Va., she was daughter of the late Arthur and Lucille Hurd. Her mother, Lucille, had passed away only eight days prior to Carol.

Carol was devoted to her three granddaughters and attended almost every event they were ever involved in. She proudly observed numerous musical/choral concerts, plays, school parties, birthday parties, volleyball and softball games. She was definitely their number one fan and supporter no matter what they were doing. “Grandma Carol” was a huge part of their lives and will be profoundly missed. She loved reading, puzzles, wildlife, rescuing animals and her many cats. She also loved the many families that she cared for as a nanny/housekeeper in the Annapolis area. She was well known throughout town for her dedication, trustworthiness and deep caring toward the people lucky enough to have her work for them. Carol was an amazing, generous, giving person who will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Chance Ammon Fischer, sister, Cora Schwartz, brother, Ernie Hurd, sister-in-law, Arlene Hurd, brother-in-law, Jim Schwartz, and nephew, Steven Thompson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Kimberly Walsh and her husband Brad of Rockville, Md.; son, Jay Fischer of Rockville; son, Dutch Fischer and wife Becky of Annapolis; brother, Gene Hurd of Mt. Hope; sister-in-law Judy Hurd of Annapolis, and former spouse Ray Fischer of Melbourne, Fla.; three granddaughters, Katherine, Elizabeth and Alexandra; one stepgranddaughter Allia, and one stepgrandson Allen.

She is also survived and will be missed by her uncle Herman Pittman and wife Irene; uncle, Benny Pitman and wife Teresa; aunt, Pat Legg; uncle, Junior Pittman and cousin Diane Pittman all of Mt. Hope; nieces and nephews, Mike Hurd and wife, Candy; Cathy Redden and husband, Jeff; Kevin Hurd and wife Denise; Danny Hurd and wife, Caroline; Brian Hurd; Kelly Whitelock and husband, Wes; Alan Thompson and girlfriend, Monica; Kyle; Katie and husband Aaron; Hunter; Amanda and husband C.J.; Austin; A.J.; Savannah; Andrew; Jacob; Shane; Cody; and Miranda; extended family and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carol Hurd will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Harbor Hills Yacht Club, 1 Carson Cove, Davidsonville, MD 21035, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the SPCA or the Humane Society to benefit the animals she so loved.

Mary Jarrell

Mary Edna Dickens Jarrell, 87, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Pine Knob, died March 25, 2015, at the Bowers Hospice House of Southern WV following a long illness.

Born April 6, 1927, to Harve and Ida Dickens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Jarrell, parents, Harve and Ida Dickens, a sister Helen Dickens Hendrix, and infant brother, Charles Dickens.

She has two nieces, Betty “Mullins” Banks and husband, James, of Bolt, Linda “Mullins” Delp and husband, Roger, of Woodlawn, Va., and one nephew, Charles Hendrix and wife, Brenda, of Pine Knob; niece, Carol Poore and husband, “Sonny,” of North East, Md., all very special to her, nine great-nieces and nephews, and 19 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2015, at one o’clock in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville. Clergy Pastor Benny Turner will officiate. Singers George and Rose Mary Miller.

Interment will follow in the Dickens Cemetery, Martin’s Branch Cemetery, Naoma.

Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ivan ‘Skeeter Slayton’ Keator

CHARLESTON — Ivan “Skeeter Slayton” Keator, 93, of Charleston, formerly of Meadow Bridge, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. 

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc. Friends may call one hour before the service, from noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Mary Lou Lester

PINEVILLE — Mary Lou Lester, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born September 5, 1936, in Crawfordsville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Louise McClure Coffenberry.

Mary Lou enjoyed being outdoors, playing BINGO, watching hummingbirds, listening to gospel music and being with her family and friends. She attended Coon Fork Church in Keyrock.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth DeWayne Lester; grandson, David “Perky” Lovins; granddaughter, Danielle Crum; great-grandson, Kyle David Cline; and brother, Freddie Coffenberry.

Those left to cherish Mary Lou’s memory are two sons, Raymond Vincent and wife, Brenda, of Mayfield, KY, and Kenny Wayne Lester and wife, Penny, of Crawfordsville, IN; four daughters, Linda Lester Gleason and husband, Ben, of Keyrock, Sherry Lester Kendricks and companion, Tim, of Indianapolis, IN, Kelly Lester of Keyrock and Amber Lester of Keyrock; two brothers, Terry Coffenberry of Crawfordsville, IN, and Gerry Cofffenberry of Crawfordsville, IN; ten grandchildren, Christina Lovins Walls, Kesha Lester, Alesha Lester, Jason Crum, Jesse Vincent, Angie Duncan, Allison Lovins, Jonathan Lovins, Mariah Lester and Tony Vincent; five stepgrandchildren, Kim, Samantha and David Gleason, Angie Martin and Jamie Baker; eleven great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Coon Fork Church in Keyrock, with the Rev. Scott Cline officiating. Interment will follow at Bower Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the church.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.calfeefuneralservice.com

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

Misty Renea Ferguson McKee

LEWISBURG — Misty Renea (nee Ferguson) McKee died Monday, March 23, 2015.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the First Baptist Church of Fairlea, 9232 Seneca Trail, Lewisburg. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the church, with a reception to follow. Pastor Dallas Smith will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901. Contact Missy Windon VanBuren at (US) 304-645-2700. Donations of sympathy may be made to The American Melanoma Foundation at melanomafoundation.org

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Gregory Pierre Nunn

OAK HILL — Gregory Pierre Nunn, 58, of Oak Hill, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Born on August 4, 1956, he was the son of the late Steven Dyer and Evelyn Ruth Cox Nunn.

He was a 1974 graduate of Collins High School and attended Concord College.

Greg married Donna, his wife of 33 years, in July of 1981; they had two children. He worked for West Virginia America Water Company, Oak Hill branch, for over 34 years. During his time there, he established many lifelong community friendships.

Those who knew Greg knew his desire for coaching and helping others. He coached numerous teams and various sports but had a deep passion for baseball and football. In over 35 years of coaching, Greg touched the lives of many throughout the community. This included the two positions he was most proud of, head baseball coach at Oak Hill High School and head football coach at Collins Middle School.

Upon retiring from coaching, Greg continued his passion for baseball, opening up Plateau Hit and Pitch baseball academy in Oak Hill. Greg retired from West Virginia America Water in May of 2012 and moved to Palm Harbor, Fla., in May of 2013. He returned to West Virginia and did reside in Saint Albans.

His father-in-law, Cecil Kincaid, and his beloved dog Chipper preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Donna; daughter, Whitney Nunn, and son, Tyler Nunn, both of Oak Hill; sister Rosie and husband Mo Moses of Divide, Colo.; brother Steve and wife Gerty Nunn of Scarbro, W.Va.; sister, Mary Ellen Glas of Lake in the Hills, Ill., sister, Angeli and husband Frank Louisos of Thaxton, Va.; mother-in-law, Betty Kincaid of Kincaid; many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

In keeping with his wishes, Greg’s body was donated to the WVU Human Gift Registry.

A time of remembrance and celebration of Greg’s life will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Holiday Lodge in Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Wyldon H. Orndorff

QUINWOOD —Wyldon H. Orndorff, 85, passed away March 25, 2015, in Lynchburg, Va.

Born December 20, 1929, in Carl, W.Va., he was the son of the late Owen Orndorff and Bessie Orndorff.

Wyldon was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Wanda Orndorff; four brothers, Gilmer, Elden “Big O,” Glen “Red” and Reed; and one sister, Audrace.

He was employed for 35 years by Imperial Smokeless Coal Company and Westmoreland Coal Company, where he was the warehouse manager. He was a member of Quinwood United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for several years.

He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Green and husband, Tim, and Jennifer Burton and husband, Ronnie; grandchildren, Zachary Green and Mikayla Burton; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Services will be 2 p.m. at Quinwood United Methodist Church Saturday, March 28, 2015, with Pastor Verlin Butcher officiating.

Friends may visit with the family at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel in Rainelle on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle are in charge of arrangements.

Roberta Sharon Lusk Osborne

CYCLONE — Roberta Sharon Lusk Osborne, 67, of Cyclone, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Cyclone Church of God, Cyclone, with the Rev. Roland Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Wilma D. Boggess Price

Wilma D. Boggess Price, a native of Crichton, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Schneeberger Funeral Home, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. 

Memorials may be made to Dueber United Methodist Church, 645 Dueber Ave. S.W., 44706, and Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive Ste E, Green, OH 44685.

To sign the online guest book visit us at www.SchneebergerFuneral.com

Arrangements by Schneeberger Funeral Home, 2222 Fulton Road, N.W., Canton, Ohio, 330-456-8237.

Mark Estel Sexton

OAK HILL — Mark Estel Sexton, 43, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Bobby Smith

SCARBRO — Bobby Lee Smith, 67, of Scarbro, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Plateau Medical Center following a short illness.

Born on August 9, 1947, in Mossy, W.Va., to the late Artie “Joe” Smith and Nettie Stover Smith.

Bobby loved fishing and had a passion for old cars. He enjoyed watching his favorite TV shows such as “Dukes of Hazzard,” “Andy Griffith,” “Heat of the Night,” “Matlock,” and “Texas Ranger.”

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by siblings, Arlie Franklin Smith, Barbara Marie Smith, Joseph Henry Smith, Roger Dale Smith, and Virginia Faye Campbell.

Those left to cherish his memory include his siblings, Jackie Smith of Mossy, Bethel Coleman of Oklahoma, Samuel Smith of Mossy, Loretta Walker of Virginia, Phillip Smith of Mossy, and Tammy Nady of Virginia.

In keeping with Bobby’s final wishes he was cremated.

Memorial Gathering will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Dothan Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Sam Smith officiating. Services will follow after the gathering.

In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to the family directly.

Online condolences, social media sharing, and other forms of tribute are available to the family by visiting www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home 1435 E. Main Street in Oak Hill.

Dr. Carl Edward Thomas

LEWISBURG — Dr. Carl Edward Thomas of Lewisburg passed away March 25, 2015, at Peyton Hospice House of Fairlea.

Dr. Thomas was born in Hot Springs, Va., son of Haller and Ollie Dannels Thomas, on March 30, 1934.

He married Rita Louise Kyle on June 12, 1963, in the Baptist Church in Clifton Forge, Va. They would have celebrated 52 years on June 12, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mosbey Thomas; sister, Marie Thomas Ballard.

Survivors include his wife, Rita; a sister-in-law, Caroline V. Thomas of Roanoke, Va.; two nephews, Thomas (Kathy) of Howell, Mich.; Edward (Jum) of Alexandria, Va.; two nieces, Linda Thomas of Roanoke, Va.; Sue Ann Meeks of Va.; one brother-in-law, Lawrence R. Kyle of Elkins; and many good friends in VA, MD and WV.

He graduated from Valley High School in 1952; received a BA Degree from Emory & Henry College, VA, in 1956 (Cum Laude); a Master’s of Education from the University of Virginia in 1963; graduated from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, TN, in 1966; graduated from School of University of Maryland with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1977; Licensed Psychologist in MD in 1982 and certified School Psychologist Independent Practitioner in WV in 1992.

Dr. Thomas has had a very interesting life. He had a good singing voice and was active in school and church choirs; taught English and Spanish in High School, and later became a principal at Valley High School; was a golf coach and a big golf fan, having played golf courses in Virginia and West Virginia; was a very good cook; liked good music and at age 35 took organ lessons and was very good at it; liked crafts and antique shows and sales; an avid reader, was an animal lover and supported Animal Rights’ groups and loved his own dogs over the years, two of them rescues.

He enjoyed people and working with them to solve problems. He was a Guidance Counselor in schools until he became a school Psychologist in Frederick, MD, 1967-1980; Greenbrier County 1980-1994.

He went into private practice as a Clinical Psychologist in 1994 and practiced until 2012 when health issues forced him to retire.

He was a faithful member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church since 1981 and served on various committees; an active member of Lewisburg Lions Club; having served as president and served on various committees; and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award; was a member of APA; PGA: WVAPA; and a supporter of Guiding Eyes for the Blind; North Shore Animal Organization as his love for animals was great.

Carl’s wish for cremation was honored.

A Celebration of his life will be Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Lewisburg United Methodist Church; Peyton Hospice House, Fairlea, WV; Guiding Eyes Organization for the Blind or the North Shore Animal Organization.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

John P. Tice

CHARLESTON — John Philip Tice, 98, of Charleston, formerly of Mullens, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Dunedin, Fla., while wintering in Florida.

Born November 5, 1916, in Hazard, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Philip and Katherine (Hayes) Tice.

Mr. Tice grew up in nearby Blackey. A natural athlete, he attended Davidson College (Class of 1939) in North Carolina with an initial intention of playing baseball, and ended up playing four years on the varsity basketball team. Upon graduation, he set the obstacle course record at Fort Hood, Texas. An avid golfer, he won many tournaments over the years and played until the age of 93.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during World War II as the commanding officer of Company B, 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Highly decorated for valor, he received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Distinguished Service Cross and was honorably discharged at the rank of Major.

Moving to Mullens, W.Va., in 1949, he managed Union Power Company and the Mullens Water Works for 32 years. During that time he gave back to his community in countless ways though his involvement with Rotary, The American Red Cross, The American Legion, and the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a long-standing elder. A dining hall at Davidson College is named in honor of Mr. Tice’s behind-the-scenes contributions to his community through a financial contribution from Dr. Florian Vaughan of Mullens. In addition to his love for Mullens was his deep love for nearby Twin Falls State Park, where he was a daily presence for many years.

In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Peggy Gilliam Tice; his son, Jimi Tice; his brother, Jim Tice; and his sisters, Martha Washburn, Dorothy Alcorn, and his twin, Mabel Tice.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, John Tice, Jr., (Judy) of Pensacola, FL; and his daughter, Pam Newman (Bud) of Charleston and Dunedin, FL; two granddaughters, Jenny Breen (Pete) and Leslie Tice (Craig); and one great-granddaughter, Avery. 

The family would like to thank special care givers over the years including Carol, Tammy, Cindy, Maria, Lola, Dr. Al Phister (WV), Dr. Timothy Light (FL) and also Suncoast Hospice for their excellent support and care.

Services will be 12 noon today, March 27, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church of Mullens with Rev. Tracy French officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to services today at the church.

Graveside services and burial will be 4 p.m. today, March 27, 2015, at the Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell, Virginia, with Military Graveside rites being conducted by Barns and Beavers VFW Post 7136, Tazewell, Virginia.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Howard Avenue, Mullens, WV 25882; Alzheimer’s Association, 1601 2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387; or Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760-9962.

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

The family of John Tice is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Ceresia Lynn Chambers Williams

PETERSTOWN — Ceresia Lynn Chambers Williams passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Minister Donald Henegar officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterstown Cemetery, Giles County, Va. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations of sympathy be made to the Peterstown Public Library, PO Box 698, Peterstown, WV 24963.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Williams family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Martha L. Williams

HINTON — A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Guest House, Monongalia Room, in Hinton for Martha L. Williams, 78, of Kenova, formerly of Hinton, who passed away February 5, 2015, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington following a long illness.

She was a retired clerk with the Sanitation Department for the City of Hinton.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Wellington Ernest and Kathryn Ruth Vickers Longsworth, and son, Thomas Gregory Williams.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Carrie Williams of Beaver; daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Chuck Adams of Kenova; brothers, Harold Morris Longsworth of Farmville, Virginia, and David Earl Longsworth of Tanners Run, Ohio; sister, Lois Jean Armstrong of Coalburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Col. Curtis Mark Winstead, USAF (retired)

ALDERSON — Col. Curtis Mark Winstead, USAF (retired), 52, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with Col. John McCain, USAF (retired), and Timothy Luce officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery on Big Branch Road in Alderson, where full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Andrews Air Force Base, Va., and The Patriot Guard. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Christian Relief Fund, P.O. Box 19670, Amarillo, TX 79114-1670, (www.christianrelieffund.org) and the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Drewey Glen Wolford

GILBERT — Drewey Glen Wolford, 55, of Gilbert, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Michael Browning and Gary Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery at Gilbert.

Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements. Call 304-664-3322 or visit www.mountsfuneralhome.com

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