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John Dale Blake Print Comment Top of page

John Dale Blake, 77, of Richwood, died July 30, 2014. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with a graveside service immediately following at Mountain View Cemetery. A catered dinner for family, close friends and out-of-town guests will be held at 2 p.m. at the Richwood Middle School cafeteria.

Jayne L. Brumfield Print Comment Top of page

Jayne L. Brumfield, 62, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Lewisburg, died July 31, 2014, at the home of her brother in Clintonville. Arrangements are incomplete at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Troy E. Chandler Print Comment Top of page

Troy Edward Chandler, 89, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born March 5, 1925, in Spurlocksville, a son of the late George and Leota Cooper Chandler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Delno; brothers, Jess, Buster and George Jr.; and sisters, Ethylene, Reba, Sallie and Eva Gae.

He was a local business man. He owned and operated Mountain State Lumber Company, Spencer Truck and Implement Company. He was also owner and operator of the Spencer Skating Rink.

He was a leader in the community. He served as chairman of the local Democratic Party on two different occasions. He served as chairman of the W.Va. Black Walnut Festival in 1960.

He was a member of the Moriah Lodge No. 38 AF&AM, Spencer, the Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg, the Knights of Pythias, the American Legion Post 21, Spencer, and the Spencer Church of Christ.

He left Duval High School in 1943 to serve his country in World War II. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and participated in the invasions of Okinawa and Iwo Jima.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Danny and Donna Chandler of St. Marys and George and Beverly Chandler of Spencer; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Minister Gene Miller officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to extend many thanks to the doctors and staff members of the VA Hospital and VA Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care of their loved one.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Legion Post 21, c/o Charles Snyder, 1345 Arnoldsburg Road, Spencer, WV 25276.

Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.

Martha Susan Cooper Print Comment Top of page

Martha Susan Cooper, 82, of St. Albans, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, of apparent heart failure.

Born April 21, 1932, in Spencer, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Bernice Carrico. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen V. Cooper Jr.; her daughter, Stephanie Dawson; as well as her dear Aunt Bess.

Sue was a longstanding member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, where she was involved with the United Methodist Women and her Sunday school class, the Crusaders. During a time when women were rarely small-business owners, Sue proudly owned and operated Timeless Treasures, a well-known antique shop in St. Albans. She also was a former lab tech with Union Carbide. She also was active with the Red Hat Society and the St. Albans Garden Club.

Surviving are her son, Jason Cooper (Andrea) of Charleston, S.C.; her son-in-law, Joe Dawson (Jane) of St. Louis, Mo.; her grandson, Brandon Dawson (Katie) of Charlotte, N.C.; as well as her beloved Rosie the cat.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. You may visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share sympathies with the family.

In keeping with Sue's generous nature, memorial contributions may be made to either St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177; Christ's Kitchen, 405 B St., St. Albans, WV 25177; or New Hope Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 461, Scott Depot, WV 25560.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Cooper family.

Osa M. Fowler Print Comment Top of page

Osa Merle Wilson Fowler, 93, of Grantsville, died July 30, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home.

Nelma "Nell" Hanks Print Comment Top of page

Nelma "Nell" Hanks, 85, of Oceana, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Jan. 14, 1929, in Limestone Branch, she was the daughter of the late Jones and Bertha Prichard Fowler.

Nell was a member of Kopperston Freewill Baptist Church for 30 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Jackson Hanks; daughter, Brenda Gail Hanks; son, Jack G. Hanks; three sisters, Pearl Mays, Myrl Wheatley and Marie Workman; and three brothers, Earl, Carl and Kenneth Fowler.

Those left to cherish Nell's memory are two children, Glenda Hanks of Oceana and Denny Fowler Sr. and wife, Mary, of Charleston; sister, Velma Cox Baldwin of Huntington; sisters-in-law, Geneva Ellis of Logan, Bonnie Fowler of Chapmanville and Eileen Hanks of Stollings; brother-in-law, Howard Workman of Verdunville; two grandchildren, Denny Fowler Jr. and wife, Terry, of Charleston and Debbie Helms and husband, Mitchell, of Wingate, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Kristen Pate and husband, Josh, of Indian Trail, N.C., and Corey Helms of Wingate, N.C.

A celebration of Nell's life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Kopperston Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Raybon Cook and Pastor Robert Legg officiating. Entombment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Corey Helms, Joe Bailey, Ricky Vance, Gary Philpot, Terry Hood, Denny Lester, Denny Fowler Jr. and Mitchell Helms will serve as pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available at www.evans-funeralhome.com.

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Hanks family.

Pamela Lea Hatfield Print Comment Top of page

Pamela Lea Hatfield, 41, of Marlinton, died July 30, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye. Online condolences may be shared at Lantzfuneralhome.com.

Freda Mae Haverty Print Comment Top of page

Freda Mae Silman Haverty, 85, of Nitro, passed from this life on July 29, 2014, to her eternal reward. She was born Sept. 3, 1928, a daughter of the late Floyd and Anna Silman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Escoe Haverty; four sisters, Christena "Chris" Thomas, Darlus "Dot" Humphreys, Alma Jean Withrow and Edith June Graham; and nephew, Hurshel Lee "Henry" Thomas Jr.

She is survived by one son, Gregory and his wife, Joyce; granddaughter, Kimberly Ashley and her husband, Jason; grandson, Casey Haverty and his wife, Beth; great-grandson, Noah Ashley; great-granddaughters, McKinzey and Abigail Haverty and Emma Mae Ashley; niece, Donna Lanham of Montgomery; nephews, Junior Haverty of California and Bob Haverty of Florida; special niece, Anna Smithson, and her children, Mandi and Kaeleigh; and special nephews, former W.Va. State Senator Jim Humphreys and his children, Owen, Megan, Emily and Abigail, and Richard "Ric" Withrow his wife, Arleen, and son, Jeff. She is also survived by a special friend, Janice Stover, whom she considered family.

Freda attended Nitro High School and Martz Beauty School in Huntington. She was a born-again Christian and was a faithful member of Valley View Baptist Chapel.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Cooke Funeral Home, 2002 20th St., Nitro, WV 25143. The funeral will follow with Pastors Mike Elder and Paul Rice officiating. A private burial service will be held the next day.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna "Beatrice" Helton Print Comment Top of page

Anna "Beatrice" Helton, 84, of Oak Hill, died July 30, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Julia F. King Print Comment Top of page

Julia F. "Judy" King, 73, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born July 18, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of St. Albans and a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1959.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, James E. "Jim" King; mother, Barbara Godby Davis; grandparents, George W. and Julia Godby; and uncles, Glen S. Godby and George E. Godby.

Judy was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church and steadfast in her dedication and support. To her church family and friends, our sincere gratitude. Your prayers, love and concern are a true inspiration and blessing.

Judy was a beautiful and loving person and her Christian love, kindness and compassion reflected Christ's love. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus. To those who loved her dearly: she will always be in our hearts and forever in our memories. What we have loved deeply becomes a part of us.

Left to cherish, share her memory, and whom she loved dearly, are her sons and daughters-in-law, James E. Jr. "Jim" and Suzanne King of St. Albans and Jeremy S. and Amy King of Chapin, S.C.; cherished granddaughter, Whitney King of Chapin, S.C.; loving sister and brother-in-law, June and Jerry Hicks of St. Albans; devoted aunts, Lois Godby Chapman of Scott Depot, Mary Godby Starkey of Melbourne, Fla., and Lou Godby of St. Albans; uncle, John W. Godby of St. Albans; and very special niece, Barbara Hicks-Neddo, and nephew, Monte Hicks. She also shared a loving bond with many cousins and loyal friends, "Joy" and Charlie Six.

The family wishes to thank and express our sincere gratitude to son, James "Jim" King Jr., and daughter-in-law, Suzanne, for their tender care and devotion during her illness.

Deepest appreciation to Dr. Steven Jubelier for his unwavering attention and dedication during her years of illness. Also, the excellent care provided by CAMC Hospital and the David E. Lee Cancer Center, doctors and nurses. In addition, the compassionate care she received at Hubbard Hospice House West.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2601 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans, with the Rev. Barry Moll officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2601 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177 or Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605-A MacCorkle Ave. SE, South Charleston, WV 25309. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177, is honored to serve the King family.

Andrew W. McClung Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Andrew "Andy" Wesley McClung Jr., 81, of Big Sewell Mountain, Rainelle, died July 29, 2014. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Sims Cemetery, Loops Road, Rainelle. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

David Lee Miller Print Comment Top of page

David Lee Miller, 69, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.

Born Nov. 14, 1944, in Charleston, David was a son of the late Charles and Marie Miller. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Sandra "Sandy" Miller.

David was a loving husband and father. He worked for General Electric in several positions and retired from sales after many years of service. David enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, classic cars and appreciated the sportsmanship of shooting firearms. He will be greatly missed by his family, neighbors and church family at Judson Baptist Church, Winfield.

He is survived by his daughter, Shawn and her husband, Eric McMaster, of Winfield; son, David L. Miller Jr. and his wife, Tammy, of Mount Orab, Ohio; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial will follow in the Judson Baptist Church Cemetery, Winfield.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the Miller family.

Kathlyeen F. Perry Print Comment Top of page

Kathlyeen F. Perry, 91, of Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of South Charleston, passed away July 30, 2014.

She was born in Holden to the late Bruce and Dora Davidson. She graduated from Morris Harvey College with a B.S. in education and a master's degree from Marshall University in education. She was married to the late Edward Loyd Perry for 46 years.

She was an elementary teacher for the Kanawha County Board of Education for 33 years.

Kathlyeen is survived by a son, Edward Perry of Johnson City, Tenn.; granddaughter, Meredith Finsley of Wheeling; grandson, Mark Perry of Missouri City, Texas; and one great-grandson, Aidan B. Perry, also of Missouri City.

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 2, at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, with Pastor Stephen J. White officiating. Family and friends may visit from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Association West Virginia Chapter, 1601 2nd Ave., Charleston, WV 25387.

Memories of Kathlyeen may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is serving the family.

Jack Rose Print Comment Top of page

Jack Rose passed away Jan. 6, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held starting at noon, Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bee Run at Sutton Lake, Shelter No. 4. Come bring a covered dish, pictures and memories, and through laughter and tears have a homegoing for Jack. It is handicap accessible.

Bernard A. Settle Jr. Print Comment Top of page

MSgt. Bernard Anderson Settle Jr., 70, of Cabin Creek, passed away July 25, 2014, in Charleston.

He was born Oct. 19, 1943, to Bernard Anderson Settle Sr. and Helen Leola Kinsolving-Settle. He was career military, serving from the age of 18 in the Marine Corps, as well as the Air Force and Army National Guard. He retired from the Air National Guard 130th Airwing Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Dept. at the age of 60 and held many distinguished honors and merits for his service. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and assistant chief, "Little Chief," at the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Dept.

He is survived by close friends, Jan White and Lynn Shelton; his children, Misty Dawn Gilbert, Bernard Shane Hendrick and Tabatha Lynn Settle; grandchildren, Tessa Bellamy and Chris Gilbert; and brothers, David Settle, Daniel Settle, Joe Settle, Randy Settle, Chet Smith and Douglas Smith.

He served his country with honor, was a good man and a wonderful father.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with Pastor Steve Carver officiating. Family and friends are invited to arrive at 10 a.m. Graveside service will follow immediately at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

All flowers and condolences may be sent to Cooke Funeral Home, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, WV 25039. Condolences may also be sent to the family via www.cookefuneralhome.com.

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

Jackie Bruce Shaw Print Comment Top of page

Jackie Bruce Shaw, 54, of Sutton, died July 30, 2014. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Barnett Cemetery, Bug Ridge, Sutton. Memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Shiloh Fellowship Church, Sutton. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Mary Ann Smith Print Comment Top of page

Mary Ann (Taylor) Smith, 76, of Cabin Creek, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness.

Mary was a homemaker and a Christian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnet Smith.

Surviving are her nieces, Sherry Williams, Janet Blizzard of Chelyan, Dora Adkins and Betty Morse; nephew, Nickey Smith of Cabin Creek; great-niece, Shawnelle Williams of Chelyan; caregiver, Charles Milam of Cabin Creek; special friends, Judy Milam of Chelyan, Brenda Pack and Ricky Flowers of Cabin Creek and Tommy and Sharon Milam and family of Marmet.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove. Friends may call one hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Gail "Bub" Williams Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Gail W. "Bub" Williams Jr., 57, of Smithers, beloved father, grandfather and brother passed away suddenly on July 29, 2014. He was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Montgomery, to Gail Williams Sr. and Janice Williams, who preceded him in death.

He was retired from Long Branch Energy and a member of the UMWA. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Gail will be missed dearly and was loved by so many.

Surviving are his companion, Robin Mitchell of Powellton; daughters, Crystal White and husband, Joey, of Falls View and Brittany Clough-Williams and companion, Josh Cooper, of Smithers; stepson, Colton Williams of Powellton; sisters, Debra Craddock and companion, Todd Jenkins, of Hardy County and Angela Perry and husband, Chris, of Smithers; one grandson, who was his pride and joy, Maddox White of Falls View; nieces, Jennifer Craddock and Melissa Morton; nephews, Gregory Craddock and Joey Morton; great-nephews, De'Anthony Wright, Cedric Coping, Xavier Coping and Liam Morton; and also longtime best friend, Bill McCutcheon.

Service will be noon Saturday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Chris Sowards officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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

Hannah S. Wooten Print Comment Top of page

Hannah Syvada "Tootsie" Brown Wooten, 73, of Chapmanville, died July 27, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home.

Funerals for: August 01, 2014

Backus, Grant W. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Bryant, Amos J. 2 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Buzzard, Rosalie F. 5 p.m., Kimble Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Cooper, Martha S. 2 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans.

Dodd, Rebecca A. 11 a.m., Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Fitch, Ruby M. 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.

Haverty, Freda M. 7 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.

Hoover, William 7 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Justice, Wilda J. 1:30 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Malone, Thomas E. 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Martin, Rosalie L. 2 p.m., Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Melton, Frances J. 2 p.m., Bartlett

Scott, Bertha 2 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, Beckley.

Settle, Bernard A. Jr. 11 a.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Ware, Edward L. Noon, Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Wolfe, Reathel Noon, First Baptist Church, Chelyan.