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Aleen Smith Baker Print Comment Top of page

Aleen Smith Baker, 97, of Gassaway, died at her home on May 25, 2015, surrounded by those who loved her, after a long illness.

She was born March 27, 1918 to the late Oscar Bruce and Vertie Mae Davis Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Henry Baker Jr.; her three bothers, Paul Smith, Wilson Bruce Smith and Thornton Earl Smith; three sisters, Lilly Susan Hamrick, Virginia Ruth Burns, Evelyn Marie Carbone and Reba Mae Smith; and grandson, Paul Roberti.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Carman (Sam, deceased) of Little Rock, Ark., and Alice Marie Myers (Danny) of Gassaway. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Sam Carman (Laurie) of Russellville, Ark., Matt Carman (Jada) of Little Rock, Ark., Kelly Martin (Matt) of Burlenson, Texas, and Jeffrey Roberti (Joanna) and Jonathan Roberti, both of Sarasota, Fla., and granddaughter-in-law, Trisha Roberti of Sarasota, Fla. Aleen has six great-grandchildren, Alleen Mitchener (John), Jay Carman (Jennifer), Meredith White (Chance), David Carman, Thomas Martin and Lucas Martin, and is also survived by three great-great-grandchildren, Wesley Paulo Carman and Eliza Eloise Carman of Austin, Texas, Hadley Rummett of Mamuelle, Ark., and Mae Louise Mitchener.

Aleen was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith and was loved by her Church family. She loved being a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a Worthy Matron and received her 50-year pin of faithful service. Aleen was also a member of the GFWC Womans Club of Gassaway.

The family would like to thank the staff of Burnsville Hospice Care, and her wonderful caretakers, Sherry Canter, Wilma Foster, Sharon Loyd, Karen Mowery and Nannette Rexroad; Dr. Wm Douglas Given, Dr. Sally Stewart, Rev. Jim Malick, Rev. Bryon Bukovesky, Gassaway Vol. Fire Dept., Braxton EMS and friends and neighbors that helped during her illness.

She is now united with her husband of 65-plus years of marriage, David H. Baker Jr. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. She was always willing to help her fellow neighbors or friends. She was loved by all who knew her and she will be missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Gassaway United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the funeral service being held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Malick and the Rev. Bryon Bukovesky officiating. Interment will be in Beall's Mill Cemetery, Gassaway, with dinner following at Gassaway Community Building furnished by the women of the Gassaway United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts for Aleen be sent to Gassaway United Methodist Church, 710 Braxton St., Gassaway, WV 26624.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Jack Clarence Bishop Print Comment Top of page

Jack Clarence Bishop, 78, of St. Albans, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

Born Feb. 15, 1937 in Mount Hope, he was the son of the late Clarence and Charlotte Vickers Bishop.

He was a retired maintenance mechanic for the John Amos Power Plant in Winfield.

Jack was a member of Nitro Lodge No. 135 AF&AM and was a U.S. Army veteran.

A brother, Jerry Bishop, preceded him in death, as did the grandparents who raised him.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Kay Massey Bishop; son, Terry L. Bishop and wife, Lisa, of Dunbar; daughter, Deborah A. Miller of Red House; stepson, Rick L. McClung and wife, Paula, of Oak Hill; and stepdaughter, Lori A. Richardson and husband, Chris, of Columbia, S.C.

He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Phelps and husband, Larry, of Tierra Verde, Fla., and Maxine Caudill and husband, Ed, of Marion, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Richard Allen officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Teddy B. Bishop Print Comment Top of page

Teddy B. "Ted" Bishop, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, father-in-law and friend, departed this life on Friday, May 22, 2015 and entered the gates of Heaven.

Born to Lydia Mae and Hobart William Bishop on Aug. 16, 1930, Ted was a proud Navy veteran and a lifelong resident of St. Albans.

While a student at St. Albans High School, Ted played catcher on the first baseball team fielded by the Red Dragons in 1947. Ted returned to that role at age 79 when he stepped behind the plate at the SAHS 100th Anniversary Alumni Baseball Game in 2009.

After leaving high school, Ted joined the U.S. Navy and served as a radarman second class on the USS Tills and later at Glenville Naval Air Station. Upon returning home after his military service was completed, Ted began a career as an over the road truck driver that spanned a period of over 35 years. Ted was a member of Teamsters Union Local 175 and, for his work in the trucking industry, earned the meritorious distinction of driving over one million miles without an accident or citation. Ted was also a member of American Legion Post 73, VFW Post 6418 and was a founding member of the American Legion Riders.

Ted was an avid baseball fan and coach of Little League and Senior League teams in both St. Albans and Charleston. When not coaching one of his own teams, Ted attended every sporting event where his grandchildren were participants.

Ted was a man with many friends. He will be best remembered for his gentle spirit, his generosity to others and for the goodness that radiated from his outgoing personality. He never met a stranger.

Ted also loved his three caregivers, Mable Steele, Shirley Smith and Macie Lugo, and appreciated their kindness to him and to his wife, Barbara.

Above all else, Ted was devoted to his family and to his faith in Jesus Christ. He loved his wife, his children and his grandchildren and they all loved him. His was a life well-lived.

Ted was preceded in death by his father, mother and his two brothers, Bill and Dickie. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara; daughters, Kathi Huffman and Dewana "Dee" Warner; son, Danny Bishop, and their respective spouses. Ted also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service celebrating Ted's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston.

Visitation will be held immediately prior to the service, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Bible Center Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House or VFW Post 6418.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

Betty June Bowles Print Comment Top of page

Betty June Bowles, 79, of Peytona, passed away May 26, 2015 at her home.

She was born Aug. 17, 1935 in Fosterville, and was a daughter of the late James and Goldie Peters Totten. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jim, Bill, Gene and Floyd Totten.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, whom she married Feb. 18, 1956; her daughter, Diane June Bowles of Peytona; two sons, Jeff (Kathy) Bowles of Ripley and Greg (Kara) Bowles of Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Grant, Grace, Adam, Alan and Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Canin; one brother, Daniel Totten of Virginia Beach, Va.; and one sister, Janice Jackson of Prenter.

Betty retired from secretarial work at the Federal Building in Washington, D.C., and Charleston. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Racine Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and bird watching.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Racine Baptist Church, Racine, with the Rev. Anthony Pratt officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

Ordie W. Campbell Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Ordie W. Campbell, 74, of Orlando, Fla., went home to be with his Lord on May 25, 2015.

Ordie was born in Sissonville, W.Va., to L.E. and Dona Campbell. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 56 years, Kindell "Sis"; sons, Dennie, Danny and Kevin (Tamara); four grandchidren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Goldie and Betty; and brother, John.

Thoughout his life, Ordie was a caring, generous man. He took pride in protecting his family and friends. Ordie was the founder, owner and operator of Camp Box Company. He was a lifetime member of Gideons International. He remains in our hearts until we meet again.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 103 W. Holden Ave., Orlando, FL 32839.

Arrangements entrusted to DeGusipe Funeral Home & Crematory, 9001 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, 407-695-CARE.

John H. Circle Print Comment Top of page

John H. Circle, 71, of Charleston, passed away May 22, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House West.

John was born Aug. 22, 1943 in Charleston, a son of Goldie M. Scarbro Circle and the late James Madison Circle II. He was a U.S. Army military police officer while serving in Vietnam. He retired from Bayer Crop Science. John was an avid sportsman and loved fishing and hunting. During his early years of racing motor cross, he met his loving wife. He played basketball for the University of Concepcion in Chile for two years. John coached soccer for many years, including the first girls soccer team at Nitro High School.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Anna Dennison Circle; one son, J.C. Circle (significant other, Anissa Barnett); one daughter, Lisa Circle (fiance, James Woodson); two brothers, Jimmy Circle (wife, Karen) of Lewisburg and Tim Circle (wife, Ginger) of Independence, Va.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, with Pastor Gerald Lanham officiating. Military graveside service will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387, or by visiting www.hospicecarewv.org.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.

Joseph C. Clonch Print Comment Top of page

Joseph Clark Clonch, 82, of Mount Olive, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 24, 2015 after a fight with esophageal cancer. He was born June 6, 1932 in Mount Olive to the late Eber Clonch and Thelma Johnson Clonch. He was preceded in death by brothers, Gene and Jimmy, and sister, Dorothy.

He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and adult Sunday school teacher. He was a graduate of Montgomery High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Mountaineer Manufacturing. He loved to fish, hunt and the great outdoors.

He loved his family and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his loving and faithful wife of 59 years, Gloria; daughters, Trudy Barker of South Charleston and Tamara Wilkinson and husband, Steve, of Avoka, Ind.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lyday and husband, Stephen, of Mocksville, N.C., Amanda Barker of Fairbanks, Alaska, Ethan Wilkinson and his fiancee, Dianne Lewis, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jesse Wilkinson of Seymour, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Luke Lyday; brother, Bob Clonch of Mount Olive; and sister, Peggy Bragg of Oak Hill.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Dennis Preast and the Rev. Delmar Sizemore presiding. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.odellfuneralhome.com.

William Ross Cook Print Comment Top of page

William Ross "Will" Cook, 46, of Madison, ended his two-year courageous battle on Monday, May 25, 2015. He was born Wednesday, June 5, 1968 at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison.

He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Barbara Miller Cook; sister, Vickie Lynn Price; brother, Timmy Cook; and grandparents, Ross and Ruby Miller and Eveline and Homer Cook.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margie; beloved children, Emily and Jacob; father, William "Speed" Cook; sisters, Connie Parsley, Renee Cook, Benita Adkins and Nikki Cook; brothers, Curtis Cook and Scott Adkins; nieces and nephews, Holly, Danny, Misty, Amanda, Krystal, Brandon, Bradly, Page, Tyler, Terry, Katie, Morgan, Jordan, Chaeli, Chloe, Austin, Jonathan, Christopher, Allison and Zach; dad and mom, David and Donna Matthews; many loving aunts and uncles; brother and sister, David and Debbie Matthews; lifelong friend, Tony White; honorary sons, Quentan and Elijah Toler; and his West Side family, close friends and his trucking family.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

Tina Marie Ferguson Print Comment Top of page

Tina Marie Ferguson, 55, of Holden, went into heaven to be with her father earlier this month. Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Elnora Jean Herald Print Comment Top of page

Elnora Jean Herald, 87, of Belle, passed away May 21, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ermel Herald, and parents, Charles and Freda Hudson Burns.

Surviving are her daughter, Dorothy L. Aliff of Belle; granddaughter, Christy Aliff Scott of Shelby, N.C.; and great-grandson, Hayden Scott.

In keeping with family wishes, only private family services will be held.

Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Ellen Toney Hey Print Comment Top of page

Sarah Ellen Toney Hey, 83, of Charleston, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at home, on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

She was born Jan. 1, 1932 to the late John H. and Frances Fillinger Toney.

Ellen was previously employed by the Public Service Commission.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the woman who raised her, the beloved Clara Stewart; Clara's daughter, Verna Stewart Cooper; and a nephew, "JL" Toney.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 wonderful years, Judge John Hey; brother, John L. Toney and his wife, Wilma, of Tornado; niece, Diane Toney Paul and her husband, Chris, of Smyrna, Tenn.; nephew, Mark E. Toney of New York, N.Y.; Clara's son, Elmer "Pete" Stewart of Hernshaw; and special friends, Rose Robinson and Isabel Kinnison.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Dr. Randall Flanagan officiating. Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the funeral home.

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

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Adele Amber Holton Print Comment Top of page

Adele Amber Akers Holton, 59, of Logan, died May 24, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Richard D. Johnson Print Comment Top of page

Richard D. Johnson, "Dick," 71, of Dunbar, formerly of Nitro, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Lois Anne King Print Comment Top of page

Lois Anne King, 81, of Richwood, died May 26, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the funeral home.

Rosabell Lawhorn Print Comment Top of page

Rosabell Lawhorn, 81, Mishawaka, Ind., passed away at Kindred Hospital, Mishawaka, after a short illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Alpha Ellen (Richards) James; her husband, Roy Lee Lawhorn; children, Shirley Lawhorn and Stevie Lawhorn; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Timmy Lawhorn, Danny Lawhorn, Sheila Wilkinson and Chris Lawhorn; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She attended Mammoth Advent Christian Church and loved God and her family very much.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with Pastor Roy Boyd officiating. Burial will follow the service at Ward Cemetery, Ward.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is assisting the Lawhorn family.

Marie Mace Print Comment Top of page

Marie Mace, 76, of Cabin Creek, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Eastbrook Nursing Home, Charleston, after a long illness.

Surviving are her friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Maynard Print Comment Top of page

Donald Maynard, 56, of Ranger, died May 26, 2015. Service will be noon Friday, May 29, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the funeral home.

Mary Lee Mitchell Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Mary Lee Mitchell, 90, of Lester, died May 24, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Heart of God Ministries, Beckley, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Michael C. Nuckels Print Comment Top of page

Michael Conrad Nuckels, of Oak Hill, passed away May 27, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Clarence R. Pritchard Print Comment Top of page

Clarence Ray Pritchard, 82, of Branchland, died May 25, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 29, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the funeral home,

Mary Hall Prudich Print Comment Top of page

Mary Elonore Hall Prudich, 97, of Charleston, died May 23, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John. Surviving are her children, Michael (Carolyn) of Athens, OH, Mary Jane (Robert Jennings) of Kernersville, NC, Daniel (Dorothy) of Charleston, WV; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mary was born March 16, 1918 in Washburn, Ritchie County, WV to Edward Bell and Nettie Mae Zickefoose Hall. She was a graduate of Harrisville High School and Mountain State Business College (Parkersburg). She was a lifetime member of the Alpha Iota International Business Sorority. Mary's first job was as secretary for the manager of the WV Motor Truck Association and she later held a number of secretarial and bookkeeping positions including ones with the WV Legislature and Columbia Gas. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Gary Lee Ramsey Print Comment Top of page

Gary Lee Ramsey, 72, of Craigsville, died May 26, 2015. Service will be noon Saturday, May 30, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Kenzie Romans Print Comment Top of page

Kenzie Sheets Romans, 87, of Orient Hill, passed away May 6, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, James River & Kanawha Turnpike, Rainelle. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Samuel Samples Print Comment Top of page

Sam Samples, 48, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015.

He leaves behind his loved ones to carry his compassion and good works: Charlie Rose, his life partner; parents, Howard and Mary Samples; siblings, Robin and her children, Andrea and Curtis, Roger and Brenda; his aunts, uncles and cousins. Sam cherished his dear and faithful friends, whom he regarded as family.

Per Sam's request, there will be no visitation or funeral. His body will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers or charitable contributions, Sam requested that you practice a random act of kindness daily.

You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

William "Wayne" Sears Print Comment Top of page

On May 25, 2015, William "Wayne" Sears, 73, of Hominy Falls, passed away at home from complications related to his treatment of primary brain cancer.

Born Aug. 20, 1941 in Carl, he was the son of the late Albert B. Sears and Lottie J. Ash Sears. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Trout Jarvis.

Wayne was a member of Green Valley Missionary Baptist Church, and a retired welder for Sewell Coal Company. He also drove a school bus for the Nicholas County Board of Education.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 53 years, Lois Lovejoy Sears of Hominy Falls; two sons, Tony Sears and wife, Sherri, and Mark Sears; two daughters, Kelly Sears Allison and husband, Tommy, and Courtenay Sears Smith and husband, Jeff, and a forever son-in-law, Roger Amick Jr. and wife, Ethel; and two special nephews, Steve and John Murphy. He was also blessed with 11 grandchildren, Erika, AJ, Toni, Jared, Kaysee, Jenna, Erin, Kamryn, Bethany, Jon and Kory; four great-grandchildren, Zoey, Brenten, Aubrey and Alexander Wayne (due in June); three sisters, Ellen Epperson, Julie O'Dell (Kenny) and Norie Brown (Ed); and special traveling companions, sister-in-law, Sue Lovejoy and husband, Dwight Patton.

Dedicated to the youth of his community, "Papaw Wayne" was instrumental in building a safe place for children to play ball.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations of sympathy be made to the Susie O'Dell Memorial Field at Leivasy People's Place, Leivasy, WV 26676.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Sears Family Cemetery, Hominy Falls Road, with the Rev. Mike Tincher officiating. Friends may visit with the family Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle will be assisting the family.

Currence L. Skidmore Print Comment Top of page

Currence Lee Skidmore, 76, of Brandywine, died May 27, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Barbara Smith Print Comment Top of page

Barbara Monday Ward Smith, 79, of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away May 26, 2015 after a short illness at Lebanon Health and Rehab Center.

Born in Kenna, W.Va., to the late Alton and Cora Monday, Barbara lived most of her life in the Charleston, W.Va., area before moving to Lebanon, Tenn.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by husband, Joseph J. Smith, and sister, Sue Monday Elkins. Barbara is survived by son, John A. Ward (Tina); grandson, Zachariah Ward; sister, Jacqueline Monday Heywood; stepbrother, Bob Burgess (Mary); several stepchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many other family members and friends.

Barbara was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and sang in the choir in Lebanon, Tenn. She retired as an executive secretary in research for Union Carbide Corporation/Dow Chemical. Her strong faith and devotion to her family and friends will be missed by those who knew her.

The family will be receiving friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the time of service Saturday at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, Tenn. The funeral service, conducted by Pastor Glenn Denton, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home.

There will be a memorial service in Charleston, W.Va., in late June.

For those wishing to make memorials, please make contributions in Barbara's memory to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 621 Hartsville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087, 615-444-5923.

Margie Jean Tackett Print Comment Top of page

Margie Jean Tackett, 84, of Rand, died as the result of a house fire on Feb. 28, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Virgil W. Tackett, and her parents, Owen H. and Betty W. Aldridge.

She is survived by cousins.

Originally from Fayette County, she graduated from Nutall High School and attended West Virginia Institute of Technology. She lived in Rand for 60 years. She worked for the Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health for almost 50 years. She loved animals, especially dogs and cats. Her beloved pets were lost in the fire.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, with the Rev. Gordon Killion of the Rand First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

The funeral procession will meet at 1:45 p.m. at the cemetery office and then proceed to the gravesite for the service.

The online guestbook for Margie Jean Tackett can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of arrangements.

Eloise M. Terry Print Comment Top of page

Eloise M. Nichols Terry, 94, of Hico, passed away May 26, 2015 in Westfield, Ind., following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete with Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Aaron Williams Print Comment Top of page

Aaron Williams, 62, of Charleston, passed away May 25, 2015.

Service will be held at noon Friday, May 29, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3rd Ave., Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Woodell Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Clarence Edward Woodell Sr., 84, of Sutton, died May 25, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at First Southern Baptist Church, Sutton, with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements by Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Funerals for: May 28, 2015

Anderson, Kathleen V. 1 p.m., Bartlett

Barker, Jeremy M. 7 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Bowles, Betty J. 2 p.m., Racine Baptist Church, Racine.

Bowyer, Mildred 2 p.m., Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Bush, Arlie Sr. Noon, James Funeral Home, Logan.

Deardorff, Dorothy 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, South Charleston.

Dent, Eula D. 1 p.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Egnor, Charles 2 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Fisher, Loretta K. 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Flagg, Jo Ellen Noon, Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Fleming, Guy P. 1 p.m., Taylor

Groves, Randall J. Noon, Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Hall, Norma C. 4 p.m., Loudendale Free Will Baptist Church, Charleston.

Harless, Judith A. 4 p.m., Cathedral of Prayer, Charleston.

Hinkle, Freddie D. Sr. 11 a.m., Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville.

Lodge, Helen 1 p.m., Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston.

Mulligan, Arvis F. 1 p.m., Montgomery Christian Church, Montgomery.

Murray, Jessie E. 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Pauley, Douglas R. 5 p.m., Handley Baptist Church, Handley.

Shamblin, Donald E. 2 p.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Smith, David 11 a.m., Bartlett

Tackett, Margie J. 2 p.m., Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.

Thompson, Major Tony 2 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Tillis, Mary 11 a.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bancroft.

Wade, Olga M. 1 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Walker, Harold R. 1 p.m., Cunningham