Sgt. (retired) Xavier E. Scott Jr.
Sgt. (retired) Xavier E. Scott Jr., 58, of Ona, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., a son of the late Xavier E. and Margaret Williams Scott. He was retired from the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association, the NCO Association and the Order of the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Vera E. Watts Scott; stepson Brit Watts and wife Dana of Morgantown, W.Va.; two daughters, Dagney Scott of New Jersey and Xenia Scott of Indiana; one sister Bridget Hill of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepbrother, James Pearson of Tampa, Fla.; and special friends, Gail Blake and Lee Anna Cantley. Henson Mortuary, Pea Ridge, was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jane Midkiff
Betty Jane Midkiff, 68, of Barboursville passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Henson Mortuary with the Rev. Craig Coster officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born Jan. 5, 1932, a daughter of the late Vera Templeton. She was a sales associate at Elder-Beerman at the Huntington Mall, and attended Barboursville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the JOY Sunday School Class. Preceding her in death in 1983 was her husband Dallas Midkiff. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Sharon Midkiff of Ona; a sister, Jean Smith and husband Richard of Belpry, Ohio; and one grandchild, Jessica Michelle Midkiff.
Erma Smith Hatfield
Erma Ellen Hatfield, 57, of Gastonia, NC, formerly of Ona, WV, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000 of natural causes at home. Graveside funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 14 at Forest Memorial Park, Milton with the Rev. Richard L. Black officiating. Erma was born at Huntington, WV on April 14, 1943. She was a daughter of the late Edgar William and Mildred Stickler Smith. Erma was a homemaker. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne A. and Mickey Hatfield of Gastonia, NC; a grandson, Dustin Dwayne Hatfield; one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda Faye and Ray Gooden of Ona; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Rita Smith of Mt. Holly, NC; a special friend, J.D. Hughes of Gastonia; and six nieces and nephews. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of local arrangements.
Emma Louise Plybon
Emma Louise Plybon, 85, of Orrville, Ohio, formerly of Barboursville, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2000, in Regency House Nursing Home, Orrville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 14, 2000, at Henson Mortuary, Pea Ridge, by Minister Vernon Eldridge Jr. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born May 10, 1915, in South Shore, Ky, daughter of the late John and Bertha Byers Eldridge. She was formerly a restaurant owner, and attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Orrville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Plybon; sister Dorothy Jones; and two brothers, Vernon and James Eldridge. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John and Sally Plybon of Orrville; one sister-in-law, Colleen Eldridge of Barboursville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Emma Lea Moore
Emma Lea Moore, 60, of Glenwood, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 11, 2000, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, October 14, 2000, at Sunrise United Methodist Church, Glenwood, with the Rev. Rex Nance and the Rev. Robert Dille officiating. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery, Glenwood. She was born January 25, 1940, in Richwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Lea Nora Persinger Young. She was also preceded in her death by two sisters, Carol Sue Lowe and Annabelle Asbury; and two brothers, Frank “Bob” Young and John Young. She was a member of Sunrise United Methodist Church and the Cancer Support Group. Emma loved to camp in the great outdoors, camping trips with her will be sadly missed by her husband of 41 years, Joseph Moore. She is also survived by four sisters, Margaret Jack of Alderson, W.Va., Lorena Hedrick of Cottageville, W.Va., Clara Edrington of Huntington, and Betty Young of Richwood, W.Va.; four brothers, Virgil Young of Hillsboro, W.Va., Charles Young of Paola, Kan., Edgar Young of Joplin, Mo., and Hank Young of Manteo, N.C.; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Alice Moore of Proctorville; several nieces and nephews. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Graham Daniel Justice
Graham Daniel Justice, 73, of Milton, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2000, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, October 14, 2000 at Henson Mortuary, Pea Ridge, with the Rev. Brady Lipscomb officiating. Burial Sunday, October 15, 2000 in Blue Ridge Memorial Garden at Beckley. He was born October 19, 1926, son of the late Arch Stewart and Bertha Alice Tucker Justice. Mr. Justice was a district manager for Ford Motor Credit, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Ticonderoga and USS Ranger during World War II, and USS Missouri during the Korean Conflict. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Benton Justice. Surviving are his wife, Mayfair Fleshman Justice; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Graham Daniel and Carol Justice of Summerville, S.C., and Joseph Stuart Justice of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen Louise and Daniel Patrick Curtis of Coral Springs, Fla.; one sister, Frances Louise Stanton of Tazewell, Va.; and three grandchildren, Shanna Grace Weekly, Lauren Elizabeth Curtis and Ashley Danielle Curtis, all of Coral Springs, Fla.
Dorothy L. Bowen
Mrs. Dorothy L. Bowen, 72, of Ona, W.Va., widow of Robert S. Bower, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at her residence. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 5, 2000 at Beard Mortuary with Dr. Jack Mays officiating. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was born April 5, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va, a daughter of the late Robert C. “Tommy” Leadmon and Vesta Leadmon Reynolds. She was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Company. Mrs. Bowen was a longtime member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Phillip Lawhon of Ona, W.Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Connie Bowen of Huntington, W.Va., and Tom and Connie Bowen of Ona, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Phillip and Tonya Lawhon of Barboursville, W.Va., Michael and Andrea Lawhon of England, Bobby and Linda Bowen of Ona, W.Va., Tracy and Tony Ferrell of Jacksonville, Fla., Lisa and Jim Roberts of Proctorville, Ohio, Christina and Sean Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Melissa and Paul Blankenship of Ona, W.Va.; 15 great- grandchildren, Anthony, Aaron, Cassie, Mike and Cody Lawhon, Christina and Erica Bowen, Brandon, Todd and Cody Ferrell, Olivia Roberts, Samantha Ross, McKenzie Blankenship, and Dianna Stamper. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Larry David and Leona “Chic” Reynolds of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews. Beard Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Heaven is sounding sweeter because God has called a special angel home. Ivan Blankenship, 69, of Barboursville, passed away at his residence Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by the Rev. Bob Galloway and the Rev. Don McMellon. Burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. He was born Dec. 15, 1930, in Cabell County, a son of the late Emmitt Millard and Mamie Young Blankenship. He was retired from the Kroger Co. He was active for 30 years in promoting gospel music in the area. He was president of the Cabell County Gospel Sing Association and very active in the Tri-State Gospel Music Association. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jane Taylor, and one brother, Max Blankenship. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lucille Newman Blankenship. He was a loving father of two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Bob Morris and Marsha and Rick Poling, all of Barboursville; three sisters, and brothers-in-law, Marie and Al Ramsey of Statesville, N.C, Nina and Kenny Shafer of Huntington and Lena and Tommy Wickline of Huntington; several nieces and nephews; seven special children who brought much joy and love, Jason, Jamie, Kelby and Nicholas Sansom, Heather and Trina Smith and Bridgette Fraley. The family would like to thank all of their friends, family and neighbors for their love, support and prayers. A special thank, you to Gail Ashworth for all of her help, and to each and everyone at Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709.
Harold Dean Brown
Harold Dean Brown, 67, of Barboursville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in Pulley Care Center, South Point. Graveside services were held Friday, October 6, 2000, in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, with Deloris Guarry officiating. He was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Louisville, Ky., a son of the late Cecil and Cora Blankenship Brown. He was an electrician for CSX Transportation, a veteran of the U.S. Army from the Korean Conflict, and a member of IBEW Local #539. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Robinson Brown, in 1985. Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Laura and Mark Meadows of Barboursville, Lisa and Gary Edens of Milton, Deena McComas of Hurricane and Linda Wilson of Milton; two sisters, Martha and Jim Eller of Utica, Mich., and Doris Stanaway of Newport News, Va.; one brother, Carson Brown of Huntington; and seven grandchildren, Summer and Brandon Smith, Mindy, Megan and Jacob Meadows, and Noah and Samantha Edens. VFW Post #1064 conducted military graveside services.
Charles Clinton Johnson
Charles Clinton Johnson, infant son of Mark and Kathy Johnson of Milton, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Also surviving are two stepsisters, Misti Johnson Boggess of Milton and Rachel Johnson of Augusta, Ga.; and grandparents Lonnie and Oma Johnson. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 5, 2000 in Bicker Cemetery, Milton.
Vonceil Litchfield Stowasser
Vonceil Litchfield Stowasser, 72, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Wade H. Roach officiating. Burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, W.Va. She was born May 14, 1928, in Mason County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ivan J. and Mertie Harbour Litchfield. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Litchfield. She was a retired employee of the former Huntington Store and was a member of Sunset Chapel. Survivors include her husband, Dallas Stowasser; a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Gary Stowasser and Kathy Stowasser of Marietta, Ohio; a granddaughter, Melodie Stowasser of Chicago, Ill; and a grandson, Gary Dallas Stowasser II of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Raymond “Bud” Gill
Raymond “Bud” Gill, 64, of Salt Rock, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2000, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 7, 2000, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by James Jobe. Burial in Gill Cemetery. He was born April 13, 1936, in Salt Rock, a son of the late William O. and Nona Queen Gill. He was retired from Appalachian Power Company after 30 years of service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Butcher Gill; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Brenda Gill and David and Reba Gill, all of Salt Rock; one sister, Nancy June Clifton of London, Ohio; one brother, William Larry Gill of Milton; five grandchildren, Joey, Katie, Tyler, Nikki and Alex; and several nieces and nephews. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Natellah Frances Templeton
Natellah Frances Templeton, 83, of Milton, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Mariner Health Care of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 7, 2000, at Heck Funeral Home with the Rev. James Jobe officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born in New Castle, Pa., on December 11, 1916, a daughter of the late Omar and Hazel Imogene Sargent. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Templeton, who went home to be with the Lord on October 5, 1983; daughter, Natellah Anne Edwards; and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Nimmo. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Howard Kirtley of Milton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Glenn and Thelma Templeton of Ashland, Ky., Fred Templeton of Hurricane and Paul and Carla Templeton of Barboursville; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Gary and Sheila Sargent of Milton and Don Sargent of Milton: seven grandchildren, Michael and Tammy Templeton, Matthew and Bridget Edwards, Johnathan Edwards, Paula Conn, Holli Kirtley, Wesley Templeton and Sarah Templeton; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Templeton, Laura Beth Templeton and MacKenzie Templeton. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Oakley Pauline Eskew Adams Biehl
Mrs. Oakley Pauline Eskew Adams Biehl, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 9, 2000 at Henson Mortuary, Pea Ridge, by Minister Walter Brewer. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. She was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Pearl Kindley and Pearl Garnet Rutherford Eskew. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Farmdale Church of Christ, Barboursville. She was a 50 year member of Ramona Council #35 Degree of Pocahontas and also was a 50-year member of Council #6 Daughters of America. She also served on the ladies auxiliary of the Huntington City Mission. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Biehl Jr. in 1998; a son, Donald Vernon Adams; and a daughter, Beverly Gay Adams. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Eugene and Sandra Adams of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Nora Ellen Greene of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Anna Mae Curnutte of California; an aunt, Virginia Ardenger, a friend, June Simms; several cousins; seven grandchildren, Matilda Gay Henderson and her husband, Jimmie L. Henderson, Beverly Jean Adams, Paul Thomas Adams, James William Adams, Robert Dennis Adams, Mark Allen Adams and Donald Edward Adams; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lacy Colegrove, 86, of Ceredo, W.Va, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Truman Adkins, the Rev. Ray Adkins and the Rev. David Dillon. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born April 16, 1914, in Lincoln County, a son of the late William and Levina Booth Colegrove. He was a member and deacon of the Bethlehem United Baptist Church for 59 years. He was retired from H.K Porter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Colegrove, one sister and three brothers. He is survived by four children and their spouses, Vivian Dingess of Scottown, Ohio, Douglas and Helen Ramey of Ceredo, W.Va., Lacy O. Colegrove of Etna, Ohio, and Roger and Barbara Colegrove of Kitts Hill, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Robert H. Bandell
Robert H. Bandell, 77, of Huntington died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, in the Cleveland Clinic. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 8, 2000, at Henson Mortuary by Rabbi David Wucher. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. He was born December 3, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., son of the late Abraham and Ada Vatz Bandell. He attended Pittsburgh University. Mr. Bandell was the former owner of Carlton Shop in Pittsburgh, and a former sales representative for D.H. Harris Co. in Pittsburgh. He was employed last by Big Sandy Furniture, Huntington Mall. He was a member of the Riviera Golf Club and several dance clubs in the Huntington area. Survivors include his beloved companion Charlotte Anthony; two sons, Alan Bandell of Bethel Park, Pa., and Leonard Bandell of Redding, Calif.; two daughters, Judy Friedburg of Danville, Calif., and Nancy Bandell of San Ramon, Calif.; one sister, Audrey Strauss of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Lena Hoisington Greene
Lena Hoisington Greene, 88, of Barboursville, died Saturday, October 7, 2000, in Chateau Grove Personal Care Home. Graveside services were conducted Monday, October 9, 2000 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum by the Rev. J.D. Harrah. She was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Amesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha Linscott Hoisington. She is survived by two daughters, Christine G. Keys of Barboursville and Shirley Smith of Huntington; one son-in-law, Gary Keys; six grandchildren; Karen Gold, Vincent Keys, Stephen “Beau” Smith, Mitchell Smith, Philip “Gig” Smith and Melissa Smith;12 great-grandchildren, K.C. Gold, Jake Keys, Caroline True, Jessica Smith, Luke Smith, Annie Keys, Drew Smith, Kristen Smith, Jason Smith, Nick Smith, Jennifer Smith and Kirk Smith; a great-great-granddaughter, Harper Kathryn True; and a great-great-grandson, Brendon Riley Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Avery Elbert “Ace’ Ferguson
Avery Elbert “Ace” Ferguson, 72, of Barboursville, W.Va., went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in Louisville, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Brent Gibson and the Rev. Richard Black. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Cabell County, a son of the late Ostace and Sephie Kuhn Ferguson. He was retired from BASF and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was a graduate of Barboursville High School and an avid Midland football fan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Erma Jean Ferguson, and one brother, Earl Ferguson. He is survived by his wife, Opal Colegrove Ferguson; one son Tommy Ferguson; a daughter, Sharon Hager, a daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Carl Puskas; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step children and step grandchildren; one sister, Doris Cooper; three brothers, Floyd, Lloyd and John Ferguson; and a special friend, Philip Roy.
Henry Ford Jenkins
Henry Ford Jenkins, 83, of Milton, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. with the Revs. Chelcie Gibson and Charles Sindledecker officiating. Burial in Toney Hill Cemetery, Milton. He was born Sept. 29, 1917, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late Mounteville and Jeanette “Nettie” Bias Jenkins. He also was preceded in death by four sisters, Daphne Holley, Lucille Mills, Geraldine Peyton, and Eva Meadows; two brothers, Willie and Paul Jenkins. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post 139, Milton and also was a member of the V.F.W. Post 9796, Milton. He was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Jenkins; one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Ford “Fordie” and Martha Jenkins of Milton; one brother, Malcolm Jenkins of Milton; two sisters, Opal Ashworth of Milton and Josephine Adams of Barboursville; two grandchildren, J.R. Jenkins and his wife, Ashley, and Amy Jenkins; two great-grandsons, Kyle and Tyler Jenkins; and three very special nephews, Greg Meadows, Joey Meadows and David Ashworth. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, W.Va. 25709.
Florence M. Leach Smarr
Florence M. Leach Smarr, 92, of Huntington, died Friday, October 6, 2000, in Altizer Addition of Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at Milton Funeral Home by Pastor Dorcas Conrad. Interment in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. She was born June 17, 1908, in Kilsyth, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ashby and Ella Mae Wallace Leach. She was retired from the Kerr Glass Co., and was a member of the River View United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Smarr; two sisters, Virginia Nell Leach Taylor and Irma Leach Beverage; and one brother, Woodrow Leach. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Lawrence of Milton, W.Va.; one son, Richard A. Smarr of Huntington; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. The grandsons were pallbearers.
James S. Atkins
James Steven Atkins, 71, of Hurricane died October 1, 2000, in Putnam General Hospital after a short illness.
He was an owner/operator of Pliny Truck Stop for 20 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans.
Surviving: wife, Betty Cox Atkins; daughters, Patricia Mullins of Hurricane, Susan Allowatt of St. Albans, Kathy Titcomb of Inman, South Carolina, and Debra Parsons of Culloden; sisters, Jane Atkins and Nancy Slusher, both of Bedford, Virginia, and Sandra Burdette of Lynchburg, Virginia; brothers, William of St. Albans and Dwight of Powhatan, Virginia; five grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Service was held Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. William M. Hoyle officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 201 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans WV 25177 or the American Diabetes Association, 1221-A Ohio Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Clarence E. Harrison
Clarence E. “Henry” Harrison, 76, of Red House died September 30, 2000, at home.
He was a lifelong resident of Red House, a member of Paradise Church of God Mission, Liberty, a former cook for Upward Way Church Camp, a Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Monsanto Chemical Co. with 35 years’ service.
Surviving: sons, David and Daniel, both of Red House, Larry Joe, a missionary in Mexico, and Tony Moles of Nitro; sisters, Ruth Miller of Eleanor, Dovie Casto of Red House and Helen McLane of Green Bank; brothers, Sam of Hometown and Donald of Red House; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Paradise Church of God Mission with the Rev. Danny Hughes, the Rev. Bob Kelley and the Rev. Kenny Roberts officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Red House. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Fundamental Baptist Worldwide Missions, PO Drawer 341356, Memphis TN 38184.
Thornton Ray Cook
Thornton Ray Cook, 71, of Scott Depot died October 2, 2000, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.
He was a member of Kanawha City Baptist Church, the church’s board of deacons, Masonic Lodge 126, Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston, and Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston. He was a retired superindendent from Consolidated Gas with 38 years’ service, a Navy veteran or World War II, a graduate of Clendenin High School and chairman of the maintenance commission of the Timberline Home Owners Association, Davis.
Surviving: wife, Shirley Cook; daughters, Candace Beth Harper of Nebo and Ranina Olsson of Hurricane; sisters, Virginia Annette Cooke of Clendenin and Betty McCallsiter of Shady Spring; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, October 5, 2000, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor Don Meyers officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Imogene H. Copen
Imogene H. Copen of WHÞfield died October 3, 2000, at the home of her niece, Pamela McGrew of Black Betsy, after a long illness.
She was a retired secretary from the Putnam County Courthouse, a member of Winfield Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
Surviving: sisters, Helen Childers and Lucille Fuller, both of Belle; several nieces and nephews.
Service was held Thursday, October 5, 2000, at Chapman-Erskine Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Doug McComas officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery.
Helen Elizabeth Martin Harmon, 88, of Buffalo died October 2, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pt. Pleasant, after a short illness.
She was a homemaker, a member of Walker Chapel Bible Church, Leon, and a lifelong resident of Buffalo.
Surviving: daughters, Roberta Jean Garrison and Thelma Louise Johns, both of Buffalo; son, Alvin Lowell of Buffalo; sisters, Gladys Wandling of Nitro, Geraldine Johns and Mae Belle Whittington, both of Buffalo; brothers, Kenneth and Gilbert Martin, both of Buffalo; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, October 5, 2000, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Larry Woody and the Rev. Woody Willard officiating. Burial was in Walker Chapel Cemetery, Leon.