Kenneth Henry Waldron
Kenneth Henry Waldron, 70, of Milton, W.Va., passed away Friday, August 10, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 13, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Henry Harvey and Rev. Duane DeFoe. Burial in Enon Cemetery. He was born October 7, 1930, in Milton, a son of the late Daniel F. and Eva Chapman Waldron. He was a retired employee of Houdaille Industries, a member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Huntington. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Jim Waldron. He is survived by his wife, Elena Green Waldron; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Tim Cooney of Indianapolis, Ind., Ramona and Jim Kressege of San Jose, Calif.; two sons, Robert Scott Waldron of Westminster, Calif., and Bruce Kenneth Waldron of Minnesota; one sister, Anna Mearle Burgansky of Kingsville, Ohio; one brother, Dallas Waldron of Milton; ten grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Cooney, Matthew Allen Cooney, Michael Kenneth Cooney, Paul and Kate Kressege, James and Lisa Waldron, Randy Baker and Megan and Nicole Waldron; several nieces and nephews and several special friends. The family would especially like to thank Hospice of Huntington for their care and kindness.
Rickie Dell Adkins
Rickie Dell Adkins, 46, of Barboursville, husband of Teresa Barbour Adkins, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at home. Also surviving are two sons, Matthew Ryan Adkins of Huntington and Justin Andrew Adkins of Barboursville; his mother, Iva Ramey Adkins of Barboursville; and one brother, Bobby Lee Adkins of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 12, 2001 at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville; burial in Bowen Cemetery.
Daniel Curtis Weekley
Daniel Curtis Weekley, 54, of Huntington went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 8, 2001. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 11, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Paul Meadows and the Rev. James Jobe. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, Huntington. He was born October 5, 1946, in Putnam County, a son of Dorothy Irene Thacker Wooten of Rainelle, W.Va, and the late Joseph Weekley. He was an employee of BASF. He was also preceded in death by two twin grandchildren, Cara Jean Lucas and Tabitha Renee Lucas. He is survived by his wife, Renda Meadows Weekley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Eugene Hayes of Milton, Valerie and James Stapleton of Huntington and Ellen Marie and David Lucas of Huntington; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Candie Weekley of Huntington; one sister, Rebecca Boese of Winfield; one brother, Joe Weekley of Barboursville; his stepmother, Loretta Weekley of Ona; a half sister, Michelle Spurlock of Ona; a half brother, Shawn Weekley of Ona; and 12 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
William Arthur “Bill” Smith, Sr.
William Arthur “Bill” Smith, Sr., 54, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2001 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 10, 2001 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Dr. Douglas S. Marco, Sr. officiating. Burial in Neal Cemetery, Milton. He was born August 28, 1946 a son of the late Martin Monroe and Pearl E. Crank Smith. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Smith; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Teresa and Timmy Ball of Huntington, Deborah and Paul Workman of Culloden, and Linda Kay Smith of Wayne County, WV; one son, William Arthur “B.J.” Smith, Jr. of Huntington; one granddaughter, Laura Workman; two grandsons, Paul David Workman and Timothy Dallas Ball; a host of other friends and family.
Anne Lee “A.L.” Wlison
Anna Lee “A.L.” Wilson, 65, Barboursville, loving wife of Gene Wilson for almost 48 years, went to be the Lord on Monday, August 6, 2001 after an extended illnes. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barborusville, by Pastor Bill Holly. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born March 15, 1936, in Huntington, the daughter of late Eugene and Vivian Winkler Bailey. She was the loving mother of three children and nine grandchildren: her son and daughter-in-law, Gene Paul and Joanne Wilson of Chillicothe, Ohio, and their children, Brandi, Zak, Cody, Addie, Amanda, Jessica and Jenny; her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Christine Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, and their children, Kyle and Julie; and her daughter Lisa Wilson of Barboursville. She is also survived by her two sisters and their husbands: Gloria and Lee Rawding and their daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Tyler Almeida of Harrington Del.; and Teresa and Carl Black and their son Billy and his fiance Bobbi of Johnstown, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law, Gladys McCormick; her nephew, Terry Black; and her cousin Sonnie Evans. She was a 1954 graduate of Huntington High School and retired from Corbin, Ltd. If friends wish to send condolences, the family would appreciate contributions to Hospice of Huntington, in lieu of flowers, to thank them for their wonderful service. She will be long remembered.
Malcolm K. Love
Malcolm K. Love, 54, of Hurricane died July 29, 2001, at home after a long illness.
Surviving: companion, Pam Love; children, Mark and Kathy of California, Angela of Hurricane, and Jodi of Ohio; grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, Karli, Klaire, Danielle and Jessica; sister, Paulette Goff of Hurricane; brother, Bob of Charleston.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. His body was donated to the Marshall University School of Medicine. Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care.
Dencil Higginbotham, 80, of Buffalo, formerly of Pt. Pleasant, died July 29, 2001, in CAMC General following a long illness.
Born October 6, 1920, he was the son of the late Abraham and Sophie Higginbotham. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Higginbotham; one daughter and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Linda L. and Larry J. Tolley of Buffalo; grandson, Jeffrey L. Tolley of Buffalo; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Lisa L. and John F. Booth of Buffalo; great-grandsons, Tyler, Justin and Stephen Booth of Buffalo; brother, Lawrence Higginbotham of Alvada, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Service was held Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Tim Day, Pastor Arles Covert and Pastor Mac Minton officiating. Burial was in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Pt. Pleasant.
H. Kenneth Burford
H. Kenneth “Chalky” Burford, 72, of Hurricane died August 3, 2001, at home after a long fight with cancer.
Born on Tyler Mountain on August 17, 1928, he served in the Korean War. He retired from F.M. Pile Hardware of Charleston and was widely known as the last true hardware salesman in the Kanawha Valley and for the jokes he told.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Howard C. and Thelma Burford of Charleston; brother, Howard Burford of Ravenswood; sister, Mary Bragg of Maryland.
Surviving: wife, Juanita King Burford; daughters, Anita (Jack) Hudnall, and Gale (Gordon) Grant, all of Hurricane; son, Kenny (Tammy) Burford of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; sister, Betty Lewis of Charleston; brother, Jack (Mary) Burford of Scott Depot; twin brothers, Larry Burford of Atlanta, Georgia and Jerry (Judy) Burford of Florida; grandchildren, Kenny “Buzzy” (Nicole) Grant of Hurricane, Angela “Sally” Rogers of Poca, and Seaman E-2 Benjamin K. Burford, aboard the USSN Carl Vinson stationed in Seattle, Washington; great-grandchildren, Jordan Grant of Hurricane and Eric Rogers of Poca; step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Jacque and Jeremy Hudnall, all of Charleston.
Graveside service and burial was Monday, August 6, 2001, at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, with military rites conducted by Alum Creek VFW Post 4768, and the Rev. Howard Johnson officiating. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, was in charge of arrangements.
Sally B. Bailey
Sally Bullion Bailey, 89, of Hurricane, formerly of Oak Hill, died August 4, 2001.
Service was held Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Christina R. Riggs
Christina R. Riggs, 27, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, August 4, 2001, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral service were conducted Tuesday, August 7, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Jeff Sizemore. Burial in Baylous Cemetery. She was born April 13,1974, in Los Angeles, Calif., a daughter of Janet Thompson of Huntington. She ,was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Dorothy Thompson. Also surviving are her husband, Charles W. Riggs Jr., and two brothers, Tommy and Bruce Thompson, both of Barboursville. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Chrystine Holtzworth
Phyllis Chrystine Holtzworth, 86, of Huntington, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, in St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born July 12, 1915, in Charleston, W.Va., the daughter of the late Llewlyn and Edna Leach Whitehurst. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.H. “Rudy” Holtzworth Jr., to whom she had been married 57 years at the home of his death in 1993. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Lois Gordon in Richmond Calif., and Jane Mills in Charleston W.Va. She is survived by one sister, Dottie Coffman of Florida; two daughters and a son-in-law, Gretchen and Greg Foster and Jo Ellen Holtzworth; one son and daughter-in-law, Rudolph III “Hank” and Susan Holtzworth; five grandchildren, Philip, Tim and John Foster, Christina Black and Marie Sanders; five great-grandchildren, Brianna, Alexa, Christian, Ian and Issac; and two stepgrandchildren; Nicole and Will. Mrs. Holtzworth graduated from Charleston High School, attended Radford College in Radford Va, and received her teaching degree from Marshall University. She was a member of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Jerry Maguire. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington.
Russell Lee Jackson
Russell Lee Jackson, 77, of Durbin Road, Bellville, died Thursday morning August 2, 2001 in his home following a short illness. He was born January 6, 1924, in Milton, WV, to Amos & Minerva (Stanley) Jackson and had live in the Bellville area the past 24 years. A veteran of W.W.II, Mr. Jackson served with the US Army in the European Theater. Trained as an electrician during the war, Russell became a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and worked for the Hoosier Construction Company until his retirement. An avid woodcrafter, Russell enjoyed fishing and gardening. He is survived by his wife Louise (Bradford) Jackson, whom he married April 2, 1977; four sons and daughters-in -law Larry & Marge Jackson of Las Vegas, NV, Jeff & Trish Jackson of Milton, WV, Dale & Linda Jackson of Bellview, FL, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Jackson in Kentucky; two step daughters and their husbands Carolyn & Roger Ritchie of Tuppers Plains and Aurelia & David Jones of Austintown; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; two sisters Edna Davis of Milton, WV, and Clarcie Mays of Huntington, WV; and two brothers Floyd Jackson of Muncie, IN, and Harry Jackson of Milton, WV. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Funeral service were held Saturday, August 4, 2001 at Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Burial in Bellville Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Linda Sue Cutler
Linda Sue Cutler, 53, of Huntington, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside service was held Friday, August 3, 2001, at Crooks Cemetery, Huntington, the Rev. Chuck Lawrence officiating. She was born December 6, 1947, in Huntington to Henry Albert Hazelett of Huntington and the late Era Wanzetta Lucas Hazelett. She was a graduate of Barboursville High School and a member of Christ Temple Church. Also surviving is her stepmother, Dee Hazelett of Huntington; two sons, Joey Paul Cutler and Todd Allen Cutler, both the Huntington; one sister Brenda Hazelett of Huntington; and one brother, Gregory Hazelett of Huntington. Henson Mortuary, Pea Ridge, was in charge of arrangements.
Mary C. Grass
Mary C. Grass, 83, of Ona, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2001. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial in Burdette Family Cemetery. She was born April 10, 1918, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Basil C. and Sue Herndon Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thurman L. Grass, and one daughter, Sally Morris. She was a member of Beulah Ann Baptist Church. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Charles L. and Pat Grass of Ona; four grandchildren, Mickey Grass and his wife Sherry, Lee Ann Beckett and her husband Marty, Misty Cooper and her husband Steve and Buckey Morris; seven great-grandchildren, Heather, Zachary, Kandace, Kari, Jeremy, Hayden and Erica; and one great-great-grandchild, Taylor.
Carl E. Edmonds
Carl E. Edmonds, 87, of Culloden, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at his residence. He was the widower of Gladys Vititoe Edmonds, who died October 21, 1993; he was born in Milton, WV, the son of the late E. J. and Virgie Lee Miller Edmonds. He was retired from Barboursville Clay Manufacturing. Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 2, 200l at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Jerry Rider officiating. Burial in Milton Cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Wanda Lee (Raymond) Lewis of Milton, and Carolyn Sue (Ervie) Cremeans, of Culloden; one sister, Neola Ball of Hurricane; two brothers, Curtis Edmonds of Milton, and Garland Edmonds of Huntington; Grandchildren, Tina Lewis (Steve) Jordan, Douglas Lee (Karen) Cremeans of Milton; Several nieces, nephews and friends. One sister, Neomi Adams, and one brother, Calvin L. Edmonds, preceded him in death.
David M. Gibson
David M. Gibson, 40, of Milton, passed away July 28, 2001 at his residence, born October 8, 1960. The son of the late James I. Gibson and Betty Jo Handley Gibson Ellerbrock. Military Graveside service was held Thursday, August 2, 2001 at Forest Memorial Park, Milton with the Rev. Tracy Mills and the Rev. Danny Roberts officiating. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Beth Nicholas Gibson; brother Ronnie Gibson and his wife Teresa; sister, Brenda Gibson Burden and her husband Mark. He loved his nephews, Brandon Gibson and his wife Sarah, Joey and Jamie Burden; also his nieces Kristy and Jennifer Gibson. His maternal Grandmother, Macil Handley also survives him. David’s many friends, aunts, uncles, cousins and his family of in-laws, The Bernard and Janet Nicholas family grieve at his passing. A special friend, Rob McGee and his wife Paula of New Mexico will also miss him. David was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1990. He was in the Special Forces with Honors of Army Service ribbon / Army Achievement medal / Overseas Service ribbon / Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge Rifle, M-16 / Expert Marksmanship Badge Grenade. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 139, Milton. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the American Heart Association.
Virginia M. Chapman
Virginia Mae Taylor Chapman, 91, of Hurricane died July 22, 2001, at home after a long illness.
She was a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Hurricane, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Hurricane.
Surviving: daughter, Rebecca Mae Taylor of Hurricane; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Ronnie Brown and the Rev. Sonny Sovine officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.
Jack William Nichols
Jack William Nichols, 89, of Hurricane died July 22, 2001, in SunBridge Care Home, Hurricane.
He was born October 1, 1911 in Alberta, Canada to Anna Duitman and James Nichols. He moved to the USA when he was 10 and became a citizen at 19. He had lived in Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan. He was a contractor in Brooklyn, Michigan, a Boy Scout leader and a Mason in the Michigan Chapter. He retired and moved to Hurricane where he lived on a farm on Lick Creek Road, until 12 years ago when he moved into town.
Surviving: wife, Peggy; three children; four stepchildren; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Pat who lives in Canada; several other relatives here and in Canada and Michigan.
Service was held Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Jerry Harrah officiating. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane.
Reba E. Burnside
Reba E. Burnside, 83, of Hurricane died July 25, 2001, in SunBridge Care Home.
She was a lifelong resident of Hurricane.
She was preceded death by her brother, Jessie Burnside, and sister, Euna Faulkner.
Surviving: brother, Cline Burnise of Scott Depot; sister, Zula Miller of Ravenswood.
Service was held Friday, July 27, 2001, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Phil Bower officiating. Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Hurricane.
Johnny O. Higginbotham
Johnny Owen Higginbotham, 55, of Black Betsy died July 24, 2001, at home after a long illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Putnam County and a retired crane operator from Raleigh Junk with 15+ years’ of service.
Surviving: wife, Annette S. Higginbotham; children, Jonathan w. Higginbotham of Hurricane, Angela McNealy of Poca, and Owen Michael Higginbotham of Kanawha City; brothers and sisters, Fay Higginbotham of St. Albans, Ester Slayton of Arizona, Carl Higginbotham of Melbourne, Florida, Ray Higginbotham of Chandler, Arizona, Edith Kennedy of Cleveland, Ohio, Ethel Simmons of Cinncinnati, Doris Hively of St. Albans, and Betty Lovejoy of Florida; five grandchildren.
Service was held Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Jerry Cantley officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Raymond O. Whittington
Raymond Otis Whittington, 66, of Bryan, Ohio, formerly of Buffalo, died Friday, July 27, 2001, in the Dilworth Center, Montpelier, Ohio.
He was a retired welder from Conrail with 42 years of service. He was born in White Sulpher Srings on June 12, 1935 to the late Edith Helen Johnson and the late Otis Alvin Whittington. On June 11, 1960 he married Barbara Herdman.
Surviving: wife, Barbara; sons, Phillip and his wife, Jeanine, Whittington of Bryan; brothers, Bill Whittington and Jack Whittington, both of Buffalo; grandchildren, Megan and Michael Whittington of Bryan.
Service was held Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Charles Curtiss officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospital, Williams County Hospice Program, 433 High Street, Bryan OH 43506 or the First Brethren Church, 13108 County Road, Bryan OH 43506.
Creath Revere Yates
Creath Revere Yates, 92, of Milton, passed away Friday, July 27, 2001. He was born July 22, 1909 in Milton, a son of the late Jacob R. and Emma White Yates. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Jordan Yates; and all 13 of his siblings. Revere was a retired construction worker who loved to garden, hunt, trap, raise chickens and cattle, trade and tell big tales. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Sam McClure; his grandchildren, Alissa and Seth; and his dogs, Kate and Cassie. A private graveside service was conducted at Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of arrangements.
W. Franklin Thompson
W. Franklin Thompson, 88, of Culloden passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001, in Morris Memorial Nursing Home, Milton, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Chaplain Woody Williams officiating. Burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, with graveside military rites by VFW Post 1064, Huntington. He was born October 12, 1912, in Putnam County, W.Va., a son of the late Frank Thompson and Gladys Thompson Edwards. He was a disabled veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a rural mail carrier for Culloden for many years. He is survived by his wife, Julia K. Stephens Thompson; daughter, Ruth Thompson Edwards of Tempe, Arizona; son, Samuel D. Thompson of Hurricane, W.Va.; two half- brothers, James R. Edwards of Scott Depot and Eugene “Gene” Edwards of Culloden; two half-sisters, Dorothea Williams and Yvonne Hayes, both of Culloden; special niece, Nancy Edwards Buell of Tempe, Arizona.
Pearly Carter, 71, of Lavalette, WV, went to be with the Lord Jesus on July 25, 2001. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Mills Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Clarkston officiating. Burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery. She was born July 6, 1930, in Ned, KY, a daughter of the late Elijah and Phebe Neace. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Harris. She was a homemaker and an honorable member of the Mills Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul Carter; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Ray Korhonen of Warren, Mich.; three sons and one daughter-in-law, the Rev. John and Doris Harris of Lavalette, Mark Harris of Kincheloe, Mich., and Titus Harris of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Lomanie Johnson of Busy, Ky., and Martha Neace of Lavalette; one brother, Adam Noble of Indiana; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Forest L. “Uncle Porky” Hayes
Forest L. “Uncle Porky” Hayes, 57, of Milton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 26, 2001 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Paul Meadows and Rev. Richard Black officiating. Burial in Milton Cemetery. He was born July 13, 1944 in Cabell Co., WV a son of the late Ray and Elsie Hicks Hayes. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Hayes. He was a bus driver for Cabell County Board of Education. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Hysell Hayes; two daughters and sons-in-law, Misty and Clayton Vaughan of Milton, Carla and Jamie Pingley of Ona; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eugene and Mary Hayes of Milton, Brandon Hayes at home; two sisters, Jean Lusher and Janet Bledsoe both of Barboursville; two brothers, Billy Ray Hayes of Ona, Kenneth Hayes of Glenwood; one special niece whom he considered his daughter, Kelly Woodard of Milton; 9 grandchildren.
Mary Jane Hollandsworth
Mary Jane Hollandsworth, 84, of Milton passed away Monday, July 23, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Keith Leap officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born April 28, 1917, in Milton W.Va., a daughter of the late Mac and Lulu Shamblin Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy “Shorty” Hollandsworth; two sisters, Alyce Cummings and Ellamae White; three brothers, H.S. “Samp,” Clyde and Ford Roberts. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Jane Hollandsworth of North Myrtle Beach, S.C, and Marty and Lacy Morgan of Culloden; three grandchildren, Lisa Winters, Kathy Lavin and husband Barry, and Fred Winters; three great-grandchildren, Jamie and Katie Lavin and Daniel Winters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington WV 25709.
Donald Ray Sturm
Donald Ray Sturm, 66, of Huntington died Friday, July 20, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service and entombment was conducted Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, by the Rev. Keith Creasy. He was born February 9, 1935, in Milton, W.Va, to the late Alva E. Mamie Sturm. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served his country during two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the DMA-214 Black Sheep Squadron, a Commanding Officer at the Naval Air Training Center in Lakehurst, N.J., and Director of the NCO School in Cherry Point, N.C. While serving in Hawaii in 1962, he invented a lifesaving parachute device. After 20 years of military service, he retired as a U.S. Marine Corps Captain After returning home to the Huntington area, he became a Realtor, owner of Sturm and Co. Realtors, and a Certified Real Estate Appraiser. During his real estate career, he was a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club, 1982 Realtor of the Year, President of the Huntington Board of Realtors, a member of the West Board of Realtors and the Huntington Kiwanis Club. He attended the Hawaii University and Marshall University.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters, Pamela Sturm and Kimberly Parsons and son-in-law, Christopher Parsons; one son, Randall Sturm and daughter-in-law, Drema Sturm; five grandchildren, Elsie Sturm, Nicole Sturm, Kristina Sturm, Candice Parsons and Jessalyn Parsons; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Nicole Sturm. He is further survived by one brother, David Sturm of Missouri City, Texas; one sister, Cathy Thacker of Milton, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Rosalind Flaugher and stepson-in-law, Robert Flaugher; two step-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Flaugher, all of Pickerington Ohio; one aunt, Macil Sandora of Washington, D.C.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Clagg of Milton, W.Va. Johnson Nichols Funeral Home, Wayne, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established at West Vieginia State College, Advancement office; and the American Cancer Society. The family would like to thank the doctors and oncology staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for their help and support.