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Flora Atkins Print Comment Top of page

Flora Bell Atkins, 82, of Simmons Creek, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, at St. Frances Hospital, after a long illness. Flora was a homemaker and a member of Simmons Creek United Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alpha Oran Atkins; parents, Joe and Nancy Quinn Hobbs; and a daughter, Alma Hobbs.

Flora is survived by her sons, James and his wife, Tracy and Danny Atkins and Bobby Joe Whorley and his wife, Shelie; brother, Danny Hobbs; grandchildren, James Tyler and Chase Atkins, Josh Cooper, Chris and Gary Whorley; great-grandchildren, Joe, Dawson, Alexis and Devin Whorley and Kayden Cooper, all of Belle; and special friend, Tracy Lane Campbell.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 27, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle with Rev. John Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Joe Berry Print Comment Top of page

Joe Randall Berry, 71, of Harper, died Thursday, October 23, 2014. Committal service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until service time at the mausoleum.

James Canterbury Print Comment Top of page

James G. Canterbury, 70, of Hebron, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at his residence. He was born on August 8, 1944, in Madison, son of the late Gordon and Thelma (Kirk) Canterbury. Jim served honorably in the US Air Force. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. He loved children and enjoyed performing as a clown in the Shriner Circus. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #158, Chelyan and the Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston.

The environment was also very dear to Jim's heart. He was a member of the West Virginia Environment Association as well as the West Virginia Environment Federation, where he served as Club President in 2005 and in 2007, he won the Federation's Arthur Sidney Bedell Award which acknowledges extraordinary personal service to the organization.

Jim had a great sense of humor. He liked cooking and eating, flower gardening (roses), but most of all spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; daughters, Jackie, Debbie, and Janet; two granddaughters, Chloe and Anna; stepsons, Zach and Ryan; as well as three nieces; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and many good friends.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother; and a sister, Mary Jane.

A funeral service celebrating Jim's life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 27, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 285 E. Main St., with Pastor Todd Jones officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 26.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Canterbury Family.

Charlotte Cantley Print Comment Top of page

Charlotte Ann Cantley, 78, of South Charleston, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014, after a long illness. Charlotte was the third child born to Ray and Callie Bailey. She was a homemaker and devoted a lot of her life to taking care of others. She married the love of her life in 1955 and was married 47 years prior to his passing. Her hobbies were fishing with her husband, Gene and grandson, Chris, working crossword puzzles, working in the yard and attending estate sales and flea markets and re-doing old furniture with her husband. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed family outings.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Cantley; her mother and father; sisters, Jackie Cantley and June Hinkle; brother, Mick Bailey; and her grandsons, Christopher and Bryan Pullen. Charlotte is survived by daughters, Cheryl Pullen (Jerry) and Angel Carlson (Kenny); brother, Pete Bailey; and sister, Marna Ballard; her great-granddaughter, Kenley Christin Pullen and Angel's son, Josh Carlson; and her step-children, Eric and Angela Carlson and Taylor Carlson and Savon Meeks.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 27, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Bailey-Cobb Cemetery, South Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.

The family wishes to say a special thanks to the hospice home team Izzy and Cheryl and others who came to care for Charlotte. Also thanks to Hospice West Staff who cared for her during her recent stay. The family suggests donations to hospice.

Mary Carelli Print Comment Top of page

Mary Josephine Carelli, 90, of Charleston, formally of London, died October 24, 2014. She was born December 21, 1923, in Smithers and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Paterno Criniti. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Guy Francis Carelli and Thomas Eugene Carelli.

Mary was a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology with an Associates of Science in Nursing. She was employed by Montgomery General Hospital as a switchboard operator from 1944 until 1972. From 1972 she was a nurse at Montgomery General and retired as a supervising nurse. She was a retired plant nurse at Elkem Metals at Alloy. She was a member of the St. Anthony's Shrine/Immaculate Conception Parish at Boomer and Montgomery.

Surviving are her husband, Guy Carelli; daughters, Dianna Long and her husband, James Jr. of Charleston, Linda Carelli and her husband, Robert Newberg of Westfield, N.J. and Mary Jo Carelli of Huntsville, Ala.; 8 grandchildren, Doug Long, Mary Beth Church, Jeff Long, Carol Lynn Wilson, Kristina Kuhlken, Brittany Blanco, Josh Newberg and Rachel Newberg; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Care for their compassionate care. Her family would like to thank her caregivers as well, Collina, Jennifer, Marilyn, Amy, and Cheryl.

Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 27, at St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic at Boomer with Monsignor Anthony Cincinnati as Celebrant and Con-Celebrants Fr. Leon Alexander and Fr. Mark Gallipeau. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 26, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, where a Christian wake service will be held 8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Thelma Cooper Print Comment Top of page

Thelma Jean Egnor Cooper, of Griffithsville, died Oct. 23, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visitation will be one hour prior.

Kyle Fields Print Comment Top of page

Kyle Fields, 23, of Logan, died Thursday, October 23, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 27, at James Funeral Home Chapel in Aracoma. Friends may gather at the funeral home between 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Ann Grant Print Comment Top of page

Dorothy Ann Grant, 84, of Dunbar, passed away October 22, 2014, at Genesis Health Care in Dunbar.

She was born January 22, 1930, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of the late William John and Margaret Reynolds Birmingham. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Herman R. Freeman.

She is survived by two sons, William J. Grant of Dunbar and Keith Grant of Rock Hill, S.C.; one daughter, Abbie Grant of Orgas; one grandson, Leon Lang of Dalzell, S.C.; and three great-grandchildren.

She loved her family, friends, and neighbors and will be greatly missed by all.

The family wished to extend a special "thank you" to Genesis Healthcare for all of their care and compassion.

Service will held 1 p.m. Monday, October 27, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV with Pastor Marvin Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

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

Roderick M. Harless Print Comment Top of page

Roderick Mansfield Harless, 75, of South Charleston, died on September 26, 2014 after a brief illness.

He was born in Wyoming County, West Virginia, on February 13, 1939, the son of James Isaac Harless and Ann Elizabeth Baker.

Rod was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joan Lee (nee Kidd) Harless; a son, John Jeffrey Harless; three brothers, Larry Livingston Harless, Rocky Skeen, Charles Harless; and a sister, Suella (nee Harless) Eden.

The surviving family members are a son, David Harless from Charleston, West Virginia; daughters, Robin (nee Harless) Clark of Elsmere, Kentucky, and Holly (nee Harless) Foshag of Los Angeles, California. Surviving siblings of Evans, West Virginia, are sisters, Barbara (nee Skeen) Upton, Rebecca (nee Skeen) Cornett, and a brother, Benjamin Skeen. In the Columbus, Ohio, area his surviving relatives are a sister, Nitah (nee Harless) Clay, a brother, James Harless, a brother, Marion Harless, a sister, Louetta (nee Harless) Chase, and a sister, Catharine (nee Harless) Hill. Rod is survived by 12 grandchildren.

In 1957, Rod Harless graduated from Ripley High School. He was the senior class valedictorian. He served as a co-captain of the high school football team during his senior year. Rod married Joan Lee (nee Kidd) Harless in 1957. She was his high school sweetheart and lifelong partner. Graduating with the honor of magna cum laude from West Virginia State College in 1961, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Harless taught at Antioch College in Beckley, West Virginia. He obtained a Masters of Legal Studies through West Virginia University at the age of 67.

During the 1960s Mr. Harless worked for the department of the United States Navy as a budget analyst at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. He later returned to reside in West Virginia and provided many years of public service in his community. For many years Rod Harless served as executive director of the Dunbar Housing Authority.

Rod had many keen interests during his life, including history, government, politics, genealogy, football and basketball. He was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party. A very intelligent, articulate, and witty man, he was described as an "eloquent speaker."

His philosophy of lifelong learning can be summarized by a favorite quote of his by Sir Edmund Hillary. When asked, "Why did you want to climb Mount Everest," the explorer replied, "Because it is there."

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, West Virginia. Reverend Benjamin Skeen will officiate. Family and friends may pay their respects from noon until 2 p.m.

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

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

Paul M. Higgins Print Comment Top of page

Paul Michael Higgins, 67, of Parkersburg, passed away October 17, 2014, at the Memorial Campus of Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born December 1, 1946, in Charleston, a son of the late Odgar Roswell Higgins and Averill O'Eel (Talkington) Higgins.

Paul retired from CVS and formerly worked for the Wood County Bank and The Filling Station. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Albans High and attended The University of Kentucky.

Mr. Higgins was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, where he served in the 66th Military Intelligence group.

Surviving is his sister, Wanda Adkins (Donnie); and brother, Charles Edward Higgins, both of Hurricane; nieces, Carrie Higginbotham and Mandie Lewis; nephew, MJR. Donnie Adkins, Jr.; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Cheyenne Boslet, Cheylan Lewis, Temperance Higginbotham, PVT. Elijah Sowards, Brennan Adkins, Connor Adkins and Cade Higginbotham.

In following with Paul's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. He will be cremated and his remains buried in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar, WV.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting the Higgins family with cremation arrangements. Online guests may send condolences to the family by visiting www.leavittfuneralhome.com.

Iris Lee Hatcher Print Comment Top of page

Iris Lee Hatcher, 82, of Daniels, died Friday, October 24, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 27, at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Cezreada Lacy Print Comment Top of page

Cezreada Lacy, 75, of St. Albans, died October 23, 2014. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Larson Print Comment Top of page

Frances "Fran" Larson, 90, of St. Albans, died October 23, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Gary Legg Print Comment Top of page

Gary Cledith Legg, 68, of Arnett, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born April 26, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert and Martha Massey Legg.

Gary enjoyed watching westerns, karaoke, sitting on the front porch at home. He retired from the Cleveland Police Department.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Andrea Legg of Arnett; daughters, Michelle "Mickie" Howell, DeeDee Rand, Angela Warner; son, Michael Davila; stepsons, Phil Davila, Tony Gonzales, Nathanial Flis; stepdaughter, Alyse Barnes; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A private celebration of Gary's life will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

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

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

Patty Jo Mullins Print Comment Top of page

Patty Jo Mullins, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by parents, Forrest and Amy Yates; beloved husband, Darrell D. Mullins; son, Darrell D. Mullins, Jr.; and brother, Bill Yates. She leaves behind daughters, Denise Mullins, Jenny Harp (Mike) and Amy Carpenter; grandchildren, Angie Pappas, Jason Mullins, Jamie Mullins, Jodie Mullins (Jim), John Mullins, Emily Schappacher (Nick), Ashlee Ash (Charlie) and Molly Harp; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Peyton, Vivian, Dan, Lucas, Isabella, Wyatt, Nathan, Nicholas and Jackson (and another on the way). Patty is also survived by her best friend, Tonsi Powell; sister-in-law, Ramona Mullins; and many nieces and nephews.

Patty was born October 26, 1931, in Weston. She graduated from Nitro High School in 1949. She met the love of her life, Darrell, and the two were married in 1950, together for 53 years until his death in 2003. The family relocated from Nitro, to Akron, Ohio in 1969 and there Patty continued to raise her family. Patty was a homemaker and a fiercely protective mother taking great interest in the lives of her children and grandchildren. An avid "yard-saler" she shopped for antiques as well as anything she thought someone might need. More than anything she loved to be surrounded by her family and was the center of family gatherings for many years; she will be greatly missed by all that she leaves behind. The family takes comfort that she is once again with the husband and the son that were the light in her life.

Visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, October 27, at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 North Lyman Street, Wadsworth, Ohio, where a funeral service will be held noon Tuesday, October 28. Burial will take place at Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Agatha Pauley Print Comment Top of page

Agatha June Pauley, 80, of Alum Creek, loving wife of Asa for 62 years; and wonderful mother of sons, Rod, and Robert and wife, Barbara, went home peacefully Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Hospice West, South Charleston.

She was a member of Cobbs Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Sod.

Agatha is also survived by brothers, Pete (Sue) Huffman and Terry (Debbie) Huffman; grandchildren, Nissa Rhea Pauley, Zacharaias (Joyce) and Christian Pauley; great grandchildren, Makayla, Jozelyn, Gabe and Silas Pauley.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 27, at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey with Pastor Clyde Gwin officiating.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please be respectful of our wishes and make donations to Hospice West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave., SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is caring for the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.

Robert Ray Print Comment Top of page

Robert "Bob" Eugene Ray, 93, of Rupert, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, October 26, at Gordon Freewill Baptist Church, Charmco. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel at Rainelle. Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle are in charge of arrangements.

David Keith Reeder Print Comment Top of page

David Keith Reeder, 60, of Summersville, died Oct. 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Carl Riley Print Comment Top of page

Carl Riley, 78, of Branchland, died October 24, 2014. Graveside service will be noon, Monday, October 27, at Plumley Cemetery, Branchland. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 26, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Joann Robinson Print Comment Top of page

Our beloved mother and wife, Joann Adams Robinson, passed away at home, October 23, 2014, after a long illness.

Born in Clay County, August 13, 1929, she met her husband of 68 years at the Barlow Skating Rink. Daughter of the late Mary and Bruce Adams, she was the proud mother to Jeanne, Becky and Joe. Her sweet and loving spirit was the bedrock of our family. She was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cross Lanes, where she faithfully served the Lord and her generosity extended well beyond her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Robinson; brother, Jerry Adams; and cherished nephew, Bobby Hays.

She is survived by her husband, James Robinson; daughters, Jeanne Martin and husband, Jerry, Becky Simpson and husband, John; grandchildren, Kelly Keener and husband, James, Julie Pitzer and husband, Chuck, Wendy Greenwald and husband, Michael, Zac Brown, James Martin and wife, Sheena; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Bella Lamotta, Kloee and Sofee Keener, Jaida and Camille Joann Greenwald, Collin and Jackson Martin.

The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Julie Weekly and Hospice caregivers, Kim Cyrus & Melinda Boggess.

The Funeral Service will take place 1 p.m. Monday, October 27 at the Wilson Funeral Home 420 Lee St. West, with Reverend Mike Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Hospicecare 1606 Kanawha Blvd., WestCharleston, WV 25387-2536. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com.

Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston is serving the Robinson family.

Edwin Scherr, Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Edwin G. Scherr, Jr., 96, passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2014. "Eddie", with a grateful heart, was often heard saying, "I've been blessed. God has been good to me. I've had a wonderful life."

Eddie was a founding member of Pleasant View Methodist Church on Fisher Ridge, Jackson County. His career at Carbide, working in Research and Development, lasted 38 years and he assisted with projects including the development of Sevin, Prestone, Sorbic Acid, soaps, and detergents.

As a lifelong farmer, he was a Century Farm Award receiver and was elected District Supervisor for the Western Soil Conservation District. He was elected to the Community Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and was recognized for his many years of service to the farmers of Jackson County. He helped found the Jackson County Jr. Fair.

He was a part owner of Rippling Waters Recreation Area and was instrumental in the building of the Ripley City Park Swimming Pool. As a member of the Jackson County School Board for 6 years, he fought hard for the construction of the Roane-Jackson Technical Center.

He went door to door to get funding and right of way permission for water for 250 families in southern Jackson Co.

For thirty years he worked with others to plan and construct the Millcreek Watershed dams. He, also, helped implement the creation of Woodrums Lake.

He was a member of the Masons, Shriners, and Knights Templar.

He was born in Washington, D.C. January 22, 1918, to Edwin Garfield Scherr and Grova A. (Koontz). He married Evelyn L. (Baker) in 1940 and had three children, Evelyn (Bobbie) Tully, Jim A. Scherr (Karen), and Carolyn A. Griffith (Charles). He is survived by his grandchildren, Chad Scherr (Chrissie), Susan Griffith Boyles (Travis), and Chet R. Griffith (Jamee). His surviving great-grandchildren include Sierra, Carah, Todd, Jr., and Drew Scherr; Jimmy Stevens; and Dylan, Emma, Maggie, and Ella Griffith. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Evelyn, daughter, Bobbie; grandson, Todd A. Scherr; and daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Slaven Scherr (Jim).

Special thanks to the exemplary caregivers, Bev Bird, Emma Criner, and Hospice.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, October 26, at Pleasant View Methodist Church on Fisher Ridge. A viewing will held there from 1 to 2 p.m. with the service beginning at 2 p.m. He will be buried at the Scherr-Koontz Cemetery following the service on Highland Farms Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Pleasant View Methodist Church. Condolences may be left with www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.

Myrtle Shannon Print Comment Top of page

Myrtle Florence Midkiff Shannon, 79, of Branchland, died Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Viewing will be one hour prior to service on Sunday.

James Sheets, Jr. Print Comment Top of page

James (Jimmie) A. Sheets, Jr., 62, of Port Republic, Va., formerly of Green Bank, died Oct. 22, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 26, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25, at the funeral home. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Stire Print Comment Top of page

Keith A. Stire, 60, of Belpre, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Heartland of Marietta. He was born and raised in Charleston, a son of the late Roscoe and Hazel (Counts) Stire.

He was formerly employed at Belrock Diner.

He is survived by his daughter, Tonya Bowman of Charleston; brother, Virgil Stire of Parkersburg; two sisters, Mona O'Connor of Little Hocking, Ohio and Regina Higgenbotham of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Haley White; brother-in-law, Richard O'Connor; and nephew, Roscoe Franklin Stire.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Pastor George Horner officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sissonville Memorial Gardens in Sissonville, WV with visitation prior to the graveside service. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

The family would like to thank the Nursing Home Staff and all of Keith's doctors for their love, support, and compassionate care.

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

Phyllis Stokley Print Comment Top of page

Phyllis Stokley, 77, of Crawfordville, Fla., died Tuesday, October 22, 2014. After cremation, interment will take place in Logan at a later date. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapmanville are handling arrangements.

Floyd Truman Print Comment Top of page

Floyd Gary Truman, 72, of Clay, entered into rest Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Born June 6, 1942, in Maysel, he was the son of the late Floyd and Beulah (Wolfe) Truman.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Mack and Junior; two sisters, Gay and Betty.

He was an Army veteran.

Floyd is survived by his brothers, Calvin (Sherry) Truman of Ripley, Andrew Keith (Vera) Truman of Clay; friends, Steve and Trina Morris of Clay; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no service.

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Opal Tupis Print Comment Top of page

Opal Lee Tupis, 88, of Melville, died October 22, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, at the Logan Church of the Nazarene. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. before the funeral and from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at the funeral home. Honaker Funeral Home, Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Forest Tyler Print Comment Top of page

Forest Monroe Tyler, 71, of South Charleston, departed from us Monday morning, October 20, 2014, to go to his forever home with his loving wife. He suffered from a long illness and gave a great fight.

Forest Tyler was a lifelong resident of Kanawha City. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Charlene Lovejoy Tyler; parents, Garfield H. Tyler and Flora Johnson Tyler; and his brothers, Yeuell Doyle Tyler, Sr., and Herber H. Tyler; and beloved son, Forest Alexander Tyler.

He is survived by one sister, Lorraine Tyler Baladear; one daughter, Heather Tyler; one son, Dwight Tyler. He left behind a stepson, Dana Tyler. His grandson, Lucas Anderson, was left behind who with wonderful memories no one can steal from him. He also left behind two beautiful granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren. He is survived by many other family members.

Everyone who knew him will remember him for his wonderful sense of humor and will be dearly missed by many. All of us hold a special place in our hearts, where he will endure forever.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. Even though you are gone, you will never be forgotten.

A special thanks to Kassie Stewart, Matthew Richard, and Kathy Mitchell for being there during his time of need. A special thanks goes out to the wonderful nurses and doctors of Cabell-Huntington Hospital, who took excellent care of him during his journey to his forever home.

He will be peacefully resting in Cummings Cemetery, Sias, W.Va. There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life 4 p.m. Sunday, October 26, at Shelter 2, Little Creek Park, South Charleston, W.Va. Please bring a covered dish.

Michael Vance Print Comment Top of page

Michael Vance, 55, of Ronceverte, died Thursday, October 23, 2014. Service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, at the Highland Park Community Church. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home of Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel L. Ward Print Comment Top of page

Rachel L. Ward, 45, of St. Albans, passed away Oct. 20, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Deanna Frame.

Celebration of Rachel and Mary's lives will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. Gathering of family and friends will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

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

Bonnie Williams Print Comment Top of page

Bonnie J. Williams, 74, of 614 Pikeview Drive, Beckley, died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born July 14, 1940, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Flora Plumley Romanello.

Bonnie was a graduate of Hinton High School and was a graduate of the A.R.H. School of Nursing in Harlan, Kentucky. Bonnie was a Registered Nurse first at Summers County Hospital in Hinton and retired from Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, where she a nursing supervisor. She was a member of United Methodist Temple in Beckley and a former member of the Women of Moose.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Antona Romanello.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas K. Williams; one son, Mike Dallaire of Shady Spring; stepson, Eric Williams and wife, Carrie of Beaver; stepdaughter, Melinda Adams and husband Chuck of Kenova; sisters, Marlene Romanello Yancey of Covington, Va. and Rebecca VanStavern and husband Carl of Moorefield. Step-grandchildren, Zack, Seth, Jacob and Caleb Adams and Sara and Shane Williams.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday October 27 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Rev. Dr. Chuck Pullins officiating. Burial will follow in Upland Cemetery near Hinton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at United Methodist Temple in Beckley, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com.

Funerals for: October 25, 2014

Adams, Goldie M. 11 a.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Barnett, Mary M. Noon, Simons

Berry, Joe 11 a.m., Sunset Park Mausoleum, South Charleston.

Bradley, Jerry C. 2 p.m., Cecil Underwood Building, grounds of the State Fair of West Virginia, Fairlea.

Buck, Bobby L. 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Burns, Thomas 3 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, Charleston.

Butcher, Earl C. 11 a.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Carr, Loretta 2 p.m., Shrewsbury Community Church, Shrewsbury.

Cochran, Mildred H. 1:30 p.m., St. Johns United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union.

Dooley, Charles M. 11 a.m., Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.

Ferrise, Jim 11 a.m., Basilica of the Co

Isner, Charlotte L. 1 p.m., Madison United Methodist Church, Madison.

Johnson, Margaret M. 1 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, Charleston.

Kincaid, Edna A. 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lawhorn, Gladys M. 11:30 a.m., Orchard Cemetery, Ballard.

Lester, Dorothy M. 1 p.m., Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley.

Lewis, Joseph, IV. 11 a.m., Rhema Christian Center, Fairlea.

Miesner, Mary K. 11 a.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Clarksburg.

Miller, James S. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Mitchell, John L. 2 p.m., Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Osborne, Margaret 6 p.m., Clay First Baptist Church, Clay.

Parsons, Sue 2 p.m., Center Point Baptist Church, West Hamlin.

Reeder, David K. 1 p.m., Greene

Satterfield, Joan M. Noon, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Mount Zion.

Sheets, Lillie 1 p.m., Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, Shady Spring.

Slater, Lisa L. 2 p.m., Eskdale Baptist Church, Eskdale.

Stanley, Faron D. 2 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home Chapel, Eleanor.

Starcher, Boyd 11 a.m., Emma Chapel Church, Liberty.

Stire, Keith A. 11 a.m., Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio.

Turner, Daphne 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Ward, Rachel L. 1 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Weaver, Jeffrey R. 11 a.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

White, Mitzi L. 2 p.m., Bartlett