Jacqueline H. Anderson, 88, formerly of Oakdale Ave., South Charleston, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Cedar Ridge Center, Sissonville, after a long illness.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, South Charleston and a former member of the Oakdale Garden Club and the South Charleston Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene R. Anderson; brother, Theron Hundley and Carlyle "Corky" Hundley.
Surviving, son, Gene R. Anderson, II and his wife, Carol; daughter, Ronda C. Salisbury; grandchildren and spouses, Helen C. and Paul A. Anderson, David M. and Roseanna Anderson, Brian R. Salisbury, Melanie and Keith A. Galloway; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Anthony, Isaac Wiley.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Sharon Ann Armentrout, 77, of Hinton, passed away. Service will be 2 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27, at Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. Tues. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope.
Allie Nadean Blake, 76, formerly of Bursville, died Jan. 23, 2015. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 28, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow visitation.
James R. "Butter" Donnally, 52, of Cedar Grove, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015.
Butter Loved his family and friends. Surviving sisters, Carolyn Nichols and Scarlet Balser; brother, Daniel Donnally; stepmother, Judy Ferrell; niece, Emily Donnally; nephews, Calvin and Paul; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces.
Service will be Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 1 PM at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel 600 Old Fort St. Cedar Grove with Rev. Donald Lanham officiating. Burial will follow the services in Blakeley Cemetery Blakeley, WV.
Friends may call 1-Hour prior to the on Tuesday at the Funeral Home in Cedar Grove.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family care of Cooke Funeral Home, P.O. Box C Cedar Grove, WV 25039.
Cooke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Norma Lee Bias Hood, 86, of Charleston, passed away January 23, 2015, after a short illness.
She was born in Huntington on December 13, 1928.
Norma Graduated from Huntington High School in 1946 and began working at C & P Telephone in Huntington the same year. She worked at the Huntington office for 23 years until transferring to the Charleston office in 1969. She worked as chief operator until her retirement in 1985.
She was an avid reader and loved to do word puzzles.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Hobart and Leona Bias; and by a brother, Felix Bias.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harold Hood; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Gayle Hood of DeWitt, Mich.; three grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew, and Jacob Hood; sister, Pat Coon of Milton.
A service to honor the life of Norma Hood will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memories of Norma may be shared by visiting snodgrassfuneral.com.
Robert Paul Johnson, born in Diamond, W.Va., on September 6, 1917, passed away January 23, 2015, at 97. Husband for 57 years to Phyllis "Flip" Johnson until her death in 2006. World War II veteran, retired pipefitter from Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 625, 61-year resident of St. Albans and member of Highlawn Baptist Church.
Called "Bob" by many and "Sweet Robert" by Flip, Robert lived a long, active life. He felt blessed to be married to Flip all those years and to have his three daughters' loving care until the end of his life. He was always surrounded by the women in his family who told him often how handsome he was. He was also good at making others smile. In later years, he would raise his left hand and share with visitors a "tip of the hat" gesture at the end of their visits.
A humble man who expected no entitlements or special attention, Robert knew the meaning and benefit of a hard day's work and was a strong, kind person, whose handsome, quiet smile could melt your heart. A caring father, he often said how much he loved his girls. Robert always had a special project he was working on. Even in his last weeks, he could be seen sanding and polishing some antique golf clubs his grandson sent him that needed some real attention. He also distinguished himself in his life by the loving care he showed his wife, Flip, as he personally cared for her in their home during her final years when touched by chronic illness.
At Highlawn Baptist Church, Robert served as a Deacon and usher and helped with numerous projects at the church, helping lay the basketball court in the church gym, painting the sanctuary, building the flower beds, plowing snow in the church parking lot for 17 winters and refurbishing the fire escape step by step.
A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Johnson will have a military honor guard at his burial Wednesday. He served in the war from 1943 to 1945 and was stationed in the Pacific as Seaman 1st Class.
Robert was a longtime member of Chelyan Masonic Lodge (1946) and Beni Kedem Shrine (1947).
His work with Pipefitters Local 625 included the construction of the Charleston Civic Center, John Amos Power Plant and Marriott Hotel, important local projects he was proud to be part of. He also worked many years on projects at DuPont, Goodrich Gulf and Ashland Oil Refinery.
A gifted athlete, most notably with his long history as a baseball pitcher, Robert began playing baseball at age 14 in the Sunday School League in Cabin Creek, WV and played American Legion Baseball until age 18. He then played in the Industrial Baseball League as the star pitcher for many teams, including DuPont, Stamper Motors and Bob Bender, achieving many accolades and All Star recognition. In 1949, he was chosen as a lefty pitcher for the Charleston Senators Class A baseball, the farm team for the Cincinnati Reds.
After his baseball days were over in his mid-40s, Robert took up golf and was a member of Sleepy Hollow Golf Course for decades. His athleticism enabled him to do well at golf, highlighted by winning the WV State Open Seniors tournament at The Greenbrier in the First Flight Championship.
For many years, Robert enjoyed bowling, fishing and the many projects in his workshop going at all times. He particularly loved trips with Flip to their camp in the mountains in Pocahontas County, WV or to the cottage in Lakeside, Michigan to visit his grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Vernon Johnson and Prudence Hamilton Johnson; daughter, Sandra Johnson DeWitt (2005); and granddaughter, Lori DeWitt; son, Robert Vernon Johnson (1958); sisters, Louise Johnson Edwards, Claudia "Cotton" Johnson Lane; and brother, Martin.
He is survived by daughter, Jane Johnson (Steve) Thompson; grandson, Robert Baker (Sara) Thompson; great-grandchildren, twins, Ellen Stuart Thompson and Margaret Baker Thompson; granddaughter, Catherine Brooke Thompson; daughter, Martha Ellen "Marty" Johnson; daughter, Jean Johnson Fanning, grandson, Trevor Hamilton Fanning, granddaughter Helen Olivia Fanning; grandson, Jeffrey DeWitt; and great-grandchildren, David and Natalie DeWitt.
Robert will be missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of Robert's life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Avenue, St. Albans with Pastor Mark Stouffer officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans with Military Graveside Rites conducted by St. Albans VFW 6418 and American Legion Post 73.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highlawn Baptist Church. 2304 Jefferson Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
Charles Kermit Jones, 82, of Sissonville, died Jan. 4, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Wed., Jan. 28, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., and one hour before the service Wed.
Susan Jane Paris Litton, 69, of Alderson, formerly of Charleston, died Tues., Jan. 20, 2015. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
Charles Edward McCutcheon, 83, of Charleston, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Lucent Technologies in 1985.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Martha McCutcheon; brothers, Roy, Albert, Jr., and Adam; and sisters, Opal Harkins, Ellen Miller and Juanita Layne.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; stepdaughter, Karen Roth; sisters, Wanda Miller and Betty Fisher (Lyle).
The family would like to thank his home caregivers, Laymond, Becky, Shannon, Nona and the staff of Hubbard Hospice House West.
As per his wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral service, and final arrangements include cremation.
Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Linda Sue Page, 72, of Charleston, died January 25, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.
Linda loved her family, whether it was cooking her delicious meals for them or just spending time with her grandchildren. She was a 1961 graduate of South Charleston High School. She loved flowers and working outside in her gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Ilene Tawney; brother, Gary Wayne Tawney.
Linda is survived by her husband of 52 years, Carrel Page; sons, Jeff Page (Beth) of Monroe, Ohio and Scott Page of Miami, Fla.; sisters and best friends, Vickie Collins (Pete) of Louisville, Ky., and Jeannie Bell (Mike) of Dunbar; brother, Jerry Tawney of Santa Clara, Calif.; grandchildren, Andy Caldwell (Lovisa) of Stockholm, Sweden, Leann Caldwell of Philadelphia, Pa., Alex and Lindsay Page of Monroe, Ohio. Linda is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family that she had special relationships with each one.
A memorial service to honor the life of Linda will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday January 27, 2015, at Graceland Memorial Park Chapel, South Charleston. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the cemetery chapel.
Condolences may be sent by visiting snodgrassfuneral.com. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston is serving the Page family.
Sharon Ann Queen Parker, 58, of Kimberly died January 22, 2015. She was born December 20, 1956, in Charlton Heights and was the daughter of the late Ezra and Anna Riddle Queen. She was also preceded in death by her husband and father of her son, William "Beak" Parker; and her brother, Jerry "Dobby" Queen.
Surviving: son, Billy Parker and his wife, Amber of Oak Hill; grandson, Hunter Parker; granddaughter, Taylor Parker; brother, Bo Queen and his wife, Becky of Kimberly; sister, Debbie Walker and her husband, Jim of Winfield; niece, Lisa Scott; nephew, Danny Queen; and many other nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Sharon E. Parkins, 81, of Hurricane, passed away January 24, 2015, in Broadmore Assisted Living Center, after a long illness.
Member of Lambsburg Fellowship Tabernacle Church in Virginia. She was born in Kanawha County to the late Audie and Violet Jenkins. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Lyle Parkins; and brothers, Shirley and Shelby Jenkins.
She is survived by her sons, Dennis Barry (Carolyn) Freeman of Clarksville, Tenn., and Keith Dale (Vicki) Freeman of Hurricane; stepchildren, Glenn Whited and Lyle Parkins and Dede Whited; brother, Warren Jenkins; and sister, Marcella Frye; eight granchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lambsburg Fellowship Tabernacle in Lambsburg, Va., with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, WV is assisting the family. Please visit www.allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.
Robert "Bob" Milford Payne Sr., 86 of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. He was a veteran who proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years of service.
Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved fly fishing in West Virginia streams with children and grandchildren. He was an avid Mountaineer fan. He loved to work in his garden and be in the sunshine. He was a volunteer for the Shawnee Hills Rehab Center and received the Hometown Hero award for his service. He attended Gateway Christian Church in St. Albans and was a faithful servant of the Lord. Despite the pain that Bob endured the last months of his life, he was always giving praise and glory to his Lord and Savior.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah Payne; brothers, Fred Payne, William "Bill" Payne, Carl Marvin Payne; and his sister, Sharon Payne.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ruth Martin Payne; sons, Robert "Bobby" Payne, Jr., Joseph Paul Payne (Jackie), Bruce Douglas Payne (Candy); daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" Bailey (Charlie), Elizabeth "Beth" Justice (John), Jennifer Maloney (Jeff); grandchildren, Dina Honaker, Kristin Beane, Trina Hartley, Brittany Thomas, David Payne, Jheri Beth Kennedy, Dustin Painter, Emilee Payne, Travis Maloney, Rebekah Payne, Baleigh Maloney, Joy Justice, John, Matthew and Faith Payne; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Bonnie Jean Blackwell (Benjamin).
The family of Bob Payne would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Badshah Wazir and staff, Dr. Kuravilla John, Dr. Moreland and staff, Dr. Shah, Dr. Espiritu and Dr. Elefan for their kindness and compassionate care throughout the years. A special thank you to Dr. Amy Wirts and Hubbard Hospice House for their care and compassion during the last days of Bob's life.
In honor of Bob's generosity and selflessness the family requests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House or Gateway Haiti Missions.
"My Fishing Prayer
I pray that I may live
To fish until my dying day.
And when it comes to
My last cast.
I then most humbly pray.
When in the Lord's
Great landing net and
That in His mercy
I be judged
Big enough to keep."
A tribute to the life of Bob will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Gateway Christian Church in St. Albans with Pastor Dave Stauffer and Pastor Jeff Ranson officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Cross Lanes, WV. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Poca is proud to be serving the Payne family.
Earl Wayne Selbe, 64, of Charleston, died Jan. 24, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 28, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues. at the funeral home.
Robert "Wolf, Wooley" Spears, of Sylvester, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015, at CAMC, after a long battle with lung cancer.
He was born in Charleston, December 13, 1949. After graduating from Sherman High School in 1967, he lived his life to the fullest on his custom built Harley Davidson. In 1990, he met the love of his life and later had two beautiful daughters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Earl Spears Sr.; and his grandparents, Bernie and Norma Spears.
He is survived by his other half, Mindy McLaughlin; his two daughters, Nicole and Jessica; his aunt, Melba Kuhn; his cousin, Janie Snodgrass; and his many wonderful friends. Everyone will miss his most treasured quality, his quick-witted sense of humor.
Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, in the Armstrong Funeral Home Whitesville, WV. Clergy Pastor David Minturn Interment Pineview Cemetery
Orgas, WV. Visitaiton will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family will ask that donations to be made at The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association.
Timothy Joseph Taylor, 45, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 23, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, after a long illness.
He was the son of the late Eva Mae (Mullins) Taylor. Tim, a member of Reamer Gospel Tabernacle, worked at Welding Inc. was a member of Classic Steel Hot Rods.
Tim is survived by his companion, Tracy Edwards; sons, Joseph Taylor, Jacob Taylor, both of Charleston; father, Donald Edward Taylor of Clendenin; stepson, Takoda Edwards of Charleston; stepdaughter, Shana Edwards of Charleston; and stepgranddaughter, Kailey Edwards.
Tim's funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin with Pastor Clarence Deel officiating. Burial will be at Taylor Cemetery in Clendenin. His family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
Delores "Lois" Ann Heck Tredway, 81, of Ceredo, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. She was born August 18, 1933, in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Ivan and Mae Midkiff Heck.
Lois graduated from West Virginia State College with her B.S. in Elementary Education and received her MA in Speech Communication from West Virginia University. She retired from the Putman County School System, where she had been a teacher for 20 years. She was a member of the American Federation of Teachers and Delta Phi Delta Sorority. She was also a member and past treasurer of American Legion Unit 93 Auxiliary. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo and had served as a former church secretary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Tredway; and two brothers, Bill Heck and Jennings Heck.
She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Marino of Fla.; a granddaughter, Melissa Marino of N.C.; and a grandson, Ricky Marino of Fla.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Frank Heck and Larry and Jo Heck; one sister, Rose Hatten and Alan Scarbrough; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the church. Entombment will follow in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
Dorothy May Weatherholt, 93, of Oak Hill, formerly of Marlinton, died Fri., Jan. 23, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Friends may call Mon. from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Delmas Gene West, 65, of Scarbro, died Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Opal Simmons Westfall, 96, formally of Dunbar, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 23, 2015. She had lived in Mooresville, N.C., for the past 14 years.
Opal was born on October 19, 1918, in Slate, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late John and Winnie Simmons. Opal was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Glen Russell Westfall. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Fred, Dallas, Paul and Delbert; and sisters, Nola Milam, Nellie Stone and Mary Dolin.
Opal leaves behind to cherish wonderful memories, daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Jim Walker of Mooresville, N.C. and Barbara Mode of Lexington, N.C. She was also preceded in death by her wonderful sons-in-law, Jerry Talbott and Robert Mode.; grandchildren include Lori Granger and husband Greg of Elwood, Ind., Chad Walker of Charlotte, N.C., Sara Goldberg and husband, Dave of Cary, N.C. and Andrew Johnson and wife, Amanda of Elwood, Ind.; great-grandchildren who gave Opal such joy include Maddison and Hayley Granger and Gavin and Liam Johnson of Elwood, Ind. and Charlie Goldberg of Cary, N.C. Also left to cherish her memories are many special nieces, nephews and friends.
Opal grew up in Dunbar and graduated from Dunbar High School in 1937. She had continued lasting friendships with her classmates and their families. She was a member of Dunbar United Methodist Church in Dunbar. Opal and Glen moved to Belle, where they raised their daughters. They enjoyed family camping trips throughout W.Va. and vacations to the beach. Opal retired from Cecil I. Walker Machinery in Belle, where she worked for 25 years. She was a dedicated employee and treasured the friendships she made throughout those years. Opal moved to Mooresville, N.C., in 2001 to be near family and enjoyed the Lake Norman area. In 2003, Opal's sister Mary moved to Mooresville and they lived together for 7 1/2 years prior to Mary's passing. They were known at the retirement home as "The Sisters" and had many wonderful times together. Opal enjoyed being in the Red Hats and also developed heartfelt relationships with so many residents and staff.
Her funeral service will held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, at Keller Funeral Home in Dunbar, WV, with the Reverend John Mason officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Park in Dunbar.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Hospice of Iredell County for providing Opal with wonderful care, especially to Chaplain Stephen, volunteer, Kay, NP, Lynne, RN's, Katie, Bria and Lyndsey, caregivers, Gail, Barbara, Sarah, Donna, Debbie, Kathy and Shirley. The family also wishes to thank everyone at Brookdale Churchill for their excellent care over the years, with special gratitude to Amanda, Eddie and Zully.
If you wish to make a memorial donation in Opal's memory, please consider Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or Dunbar United Methodist Church, 1401 Myers Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064. All those who knew Opal will always remember her testimony " I Am Truly Blessed."
Douglas Eugene White, 44, of Mole Hill, died Jan. 22, 2015. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Mon., Jan. 26, at the Arnoldsburg Community Building. Friends may call two hours before the service. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Cecil "Pete" White, 84, of Gandeeville, died Jan. 23, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Mon., Jan. 26, at the White Family Cemetery, Cicerone. There will be no visitation. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.
Hilda Wilson, 88, of Nettie, died Jan. 24, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27, 2015 in the Olive Branch Baptist Church at Nettie. Friends may call at the church on Tues. one hour prior to the service.
Bryant, Ronald — 2 p.m., The First Baptist Church of Pinch, Pinch.
Burleson, Virginia G. — 1 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
Carey, Margaret — 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.
Cowger, Karen — 1 p.m., Dodd and Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.
Holley, Edward, Jr. — 7 p.m., Cunningham
Hudson, Leonard — 11 a.m., Davis Creek Church of God, Davis Creek.
Keeney, Kathleen — 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.
Lewis, Zelda — 2 p.m., Charity Baptist Church, Mt. Nebo.
Lough, Terry — 11 a.m., Dodd and Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.
Martin, Ella — 2 p.m., Martin Family Cemetery, Ivydale.
Pugh, Garland L. — 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Slone, Wanda — Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.
Totten, Kyle — 11 a.m., Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Charleston.
White, Harold — 11 a.m., White Family Cemetery, Cicerone.
Wright, Betty — 6 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.