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WEST VIRGINIA - Cabell County - Obituaries from October 2001 - Part 1

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2009, at 12:43 p.m.

Ray W. Bailey, M.D.
Ray W. Bailey, M.D., 93, of Hurricane died October 15, 2001, in Putnam General Hospital.
Born July 5, 1908, he was a son of the late S.L. and Vira Bailey of Charleston.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hurricane. He earned his medical degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Louisville and had practiced medicine for approximately 55 years in Putnam County. His practice took him to many homes throughout the county.
Surviving: wife, Ruby Ellen Skidmore Bailey; daughter, Carolyn Paschal of Greensboro, North Carolina; granddaughter, Robyn Ellen Renee Ison of Charleston; brother, Charles E. Bailey of Cross Lanes; many nieces and nephews.
Service was held Friday, October 19, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh and Mr. Jim McGehee officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Darlene Ann Eads
Mrs. Darlene Ann Eads, 50, of Winfield died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at home after a long illness.
She was retired from Putnam County Board of Education with 20 years of service. She was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Winfield.
Surviving: husband, Rodger E. Eads; daughter, Diana L. Sisk of Hometown; son, Bradley S. Eads of St. Albans; mother, Gaynell Legg of Winfield; sister, Denise D. Elmore of Scott Depot; brothers, Wayne Legg of Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Gordon Legg of Hurricane; granddaughters, Savannah Sisk, Sierra Sisk and Sarah Sisk.
Service was held Sunday, October 21, 2001, at Winfield United Methodist Church, Winfield, with Pastor Mike Rader officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor B. Cobbs
Eleanor B. Cobbs, 83, of Scott Depot died Friday, October 19, 2001, in Teays Manor, Hurricane.
She was retired from Union Carbide Tech Center, South Charleston, a member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, a member of the choir and loved to play bridge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Cobbs Sr, and stepdaughter, Jackie Jarrett.
Surviving: sister, Anna B. Dunlap of Scott Depot; niece Becky Elliott and her husband, Jack, of Huntington; nephew, Roy Dunlap and his wife, Linda, of Sparta, New Jersey; stepsons, Herbert L. Cobbs Jr. and his wife, Diana, of Wirtz, Virginia and William David Cobbs and his wife, Mary, of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Monday, October 22, 2001, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Kevin Channell and the Rev. George Bendall officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Memorial donations may be made to C& M Inc Elder Care, 3361 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane WV 25526 or Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.

Frances Thomas Harry
Frances Thomas Harry, 79, of Winfield died Friday, October 19, 2001, at Hubbard Hospice Home, Charleston.
She was a 39-year resident of Winfield. She was a retired school teacher from Putnam County Board of Education, a United States Navy Veteran of World War II, a graduate of Morris Harvey College and Marshall University.
Surviving: daughter, Dale Anne Herter of Winfield; grandson, M. Scott Fairchild of Scott Depot; grandson, M. Scott Fairchild of Scott Depot; great-frandson, Marcus J. Fairchild; brother, James J. Thomas of Charleston.
Private service will be held at a later date. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements. Mrmorial donations may be sent to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.

Minnie (Bing) Blankenship
Minnie (Bing) Blankenship, 101, of Hebron, Ohio, died Saturday, October 20, 2001, surrounded by five daughters and one granddaughter, at the residence of her daughter in Hebron. Funeral services were conducted at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., Tuesday, October 23, 2001, with Rev. Roby Fraley officiating. Burial in the Blankenship Cemetery, Wayne. She was born in Wayne Co., W.Va., April 25, 1900, the daughter of the late Charles Bing and Mary (Mills) Bing. She was a retired school teacher and a 45-five year member of the Booten-Crockett United Baptist Church, a 15-year member of the Crockett United Methodist Church and also a member of the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Huntington, since 1989. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, W. Francis Blankenship, in 1977. She is survived by six daughters, Mary Motz of Hebron, Ohio, Winifred Adkins of Akron, Ohio, Helen Finch of Columbus, Ohio, Kathleen Cremeans of Wayne, W.Va., Patricia Graham of Proctorville, Ohio, and Jean Chapman of Ona, W.Va.; four sons, Charles Blankenship of West Salem, Ohio, Carlyle Blankenship of Polk, Ohio, Jack Blankenship of Flora, Ill., and Roger Blankenship of Port Richey, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Jack R. Burton
Jack R. Burton, 88, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Thursday, October 11, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Memorial services were conducted Sunday, October 21, 2001, at the Barboursville Baptist Church with the Rev. Harry Rowe and the Rev. Craig Coster. He was born August 20, 1913, in Huntington a son of the late Samuel T. and Mabel Pinnell Burton. He was the owner of Burton Plumbing and Electric in Barboursville, and a member of the Barboursville Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. He was preceded in death by two stillborn sons; and one brother, Doyle Burton. He is survived by his wife, Velva M. Markins Burton; one daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Tom Brose of Ironton, Ohio; a great nephew, Gregory Sager, who was raised as a son, and his wife Patty of Barboursville; one sister, Nancy Craig of Huntington; three grandchildren, J.B. Caldwell and his wife Robin, Amy Neal and her husband Bill, and Justin Sager; six step-grandchildren, Carla Marshall, Carolyn Eastham, Connie Brose, Christine Brose, Tomi Leibee and Joe Brose; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Caldwell, Josh Caldwell and Anne-Marie Neal; six stepgreat-grandchildren, Kevin and Kasey Thacker, Michele Marshall, J.J. and Anthony Marcum and Daniel Leibee; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.

Ella V. Winters
Ella V. Winters, 92, of Huntington, widow of Alva A. Winters, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2001, at Massie’s Personal Care Home, Lesage. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Z Warner United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ralph Sager and Rev. Ed Hood officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Born September 3, 1909, in Cabell County, Ella is the daughter of the late William and Sarah Henderson Miller. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. She was retired from Cabell Huntington Hospital with 23 years service, and a member of Z Warner United Methodist Church for the past 80 years. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ethel M. and Edward “Frank” Hall of Crescent Springs, Ky.; two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Dorothy Winters and Bob and Charlene Winters, all of Lesage; seven grandchildren, Rick Hall of Villa Hills, Ky., Debby Scarberry, David Winters, Diane Mount, Dorey Winters, Robert Winters II and Martha Holley, all of Lesage; and 10 greatgrandchildren. The family wishes contributions be made to Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701, and a special thanks to Massie Personal Care Home for their kind care and support. Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements.

Esther F. Brooks
Esther F. Brooks, 69, of Milton, W.Va., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 20, 2001, at Milton Funeral Home by the Rev. Ted Nance, with interment following at Chapman Cemetery, Milton, W.Va. She was born June 30,1932, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jeff and Olive Chapman McCallister. She is survived by two sons, Greg Brooks of Huntington, W.Va., and Chuck Brooks of Kennewick, Wash.; one sister, Mildred Wilson of Ona, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Robert, Candace and Eric Brooks; and one great-grandchild, Michael J. Brooks. “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” I Corinthians 15:53-54.

Hallie “Muddies” Nicely Hayes
Hallie “Muddies” Nicely Hayes, 79, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2001, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 20, 2001, at Beard Mortuary, by Ministers Walter Brewer and Kevin McElwain. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born July 28, 1922, in Botetourt County, Va., a daughter of Marna Vess Nicely and the late Jacob Price Nicely Sr. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild Carlton Lee Asbury, II. Mrs. Hayes was a member of the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ and was attending Farmdale Church of Christ. She was formerly employed with the C&O Railroad. Additional survivors include a her husband of 55 years, James R. Hayes; two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Frank Counts of Gallatin, Tenn., and Sherry and Carlton Asbury of Ona, W.Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jacob Price Nicely Jr. and wife Betty of Fayetteville, Tenn., Thurston VanBuren Nicely and wife Penny of Little River, S.C.; five grandchildren, Frank B. Counts Jr. and his wife Betsy, Tiffanie S. McElwain and her husband Kevin, Rachel A. Strickland and Jonathan C. Asbury; and eight great-grandsons, Tres Counts, Joseph Counts, Brandon Counts, Andrew Counts, Matthew Strickland, John Counts, Daniel Counts and Aaron McElwain. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.beardfuneralhome.com

Carl E. Johnson
Carl E. Johnson, 77, of Hudson Fla., formerly of Barboursville, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, in the Huntington Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted October 20, 2001, at Henson Mortuary. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born April 28, 1924, in Huntington, son of the late Emery C. and Mabel Carpenter Johnson. He was former owner of Carl E. Johnson Plumbing and Heating of Barboursville. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, a member of the American Legion Post #177, Barboursville and VFW Post #9738; life member of B.P.O.E. #313, Huntington; a Kentucky Colonel; Admiral of the Cherry River Navy; and past president of the West Virginia Plumbing and Heating Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wiley, Robert and Elden Johnson. Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Peggy Johnson of Athens, Ohio, Phillip “Shorty” and Kelly Johnson of Catlettsburg, Ky., Dr. David and Mary Ross of Barboursville, Dr. Ronald Neil and Barbara Ross of Ashland, Ky., and Timothy “Birddog” and Patsy Ross of Barboursville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Edwin Dukes of Trenton, Fla., Janet and David Smith of Elkins, W.Va., and Sheri Johnson “Blatt” of Ceredo, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary “Sissy” Jacobs of Princeton, Ind., Margaret Ann Cooper of Wilmington, N.C., and Martha “Tudy” Chambers of Jacksonville, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and special friends, John and Fern Adams of Suffolk, Va., and Lola Jo Chapman of Barboursville. VFW Post #9738 conducted graveside rites.

Houston Edward McClung
Houston Edward McClung, II, 55, of Huntington died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 20, 2001, at Henson Mortuary with the Rev. Donald Margaret officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born October 2, 1946, in Huntington, a son of the late Houston Edward and Eugenia Rogers McClung. He was a construction worker for more than 30 years. Mr. McClung was a graduate of Milton High School and attended Marshall University; was a member of Milton Baptist Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Survivors include one son, Houston Edward McClung III of Huntington; two daughters, Trudy Schwartz and her husband Chad of Strasburg, Ohio, and Melissa McClung of Crown City, Ohio; and two brothers, William Howell McClung and his wife Beverly A. of Tampa, Fla., and Dr. Ardell F. McClung of Richmond, Va. Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. American Legion Post #93, Kenova, performed graveside rites.

Esther F. Brooks
Esther F. Brooks, 69, of Milton died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Greg Brooks of Huntington and Chuck Brooks of Kennewick, Wash.; one sister, Mildred Wilson of Ona; and three grandchildren, Robert Brooks, Candace Brooks and Eric Brooks. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Milton Funeral Home; burial in Chapman Cemetery, Milton.

Houston Edward McClung II
Houston Edward McClung II, 55, of Huntington died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at home. He was a construction worker. Survivors include one son, Houston Edward McClung III of Huntington; two daughters, Trudy Schwartz of Stasburg, Ohio, and Melissa McClung of Crown City, Ohio; one brother, William Howell McClung of Tampa, Fla. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

John Trout
John Trout, 37, of Fort Gay, husband of Norma Jean DeFoe Trout, died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at home. Also surviviing are two daughters, Kayla Nicole Trout and Kimberly Michelle Trout, both of Fort Gay; two sons, Jessie James Trout and Jeffery Trout, both of Fort Gay; four sisters, Connie Sue Spaulding of Warfield, Ky., Gertrude Loretta Maynard of Lovely, Ky., Virgie Lee Bowling of Milton and Bessie Magneline Judd of Crum; and two brothers, Harold Jean Trout and Bobby Trout, both of Crum. Funeral services were held Friday, october 19, 2001 at Stoney Hill Church, Stone Coal; burial in Collins Cemetery, Bordland. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, was in charge of arrangements.

Johnethan Trout
Johnethan Trout, 12, of Fort Gay, died Sunday, October 14, 2001 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Norma Jean DeFoe Trout; two sisters, Kayla Nicole Trout and Kimberly Michelle Trout, both of Fort Gay; and two brothers, Jessie James Trout and Jeffery Trout, both of Fort Gay. Funeral services were held Friday, October 19, 2001 at Stoney Hill Church, Stone Coal; burial in Collins Cemetery, Bordland. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, was in charge of arrangements.

Dottie Lou Cordell
Dottie Lou Cordell, 58, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Monday, October 15, 2001, in St Mary’s Hospital Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, by Pastor Bill Spears. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV. She was born January 24, 1943, in Cabell County, W.Va, a daughter of the late Chris and Ethel Mays Hensley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Cordell Sr., and a brother, Marshall Hensley. She was a retired service technician with Sears; and was a member of Milton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Democratic Women’s Club and the Marshall Alumni Association. Survivors include two daughters, Dianna Adkins of Barboursville and Cathy Sorter of Clarksville, Tenn; three sons, Cecil Allen Jobe of Paris, Ky, Luther Cordell of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Charles Cordell of Woodlawn, Tenn.; two brothers, Carlos Hensley of Milton and Ronald Hensley of Pikeville, KY; five sisters, Irene Cooper of Barboursville, Lorene Stewart of Salt Rock, W.Va., and Dorothy Sampson of Huntington; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Kathleen Collins
Kathleen Collins, 47, of Huntington died Sunday, October 14, 2001. Survivors include one daughter, Belinda Ross of Huntington; two sons, Jeff Ross and Eric Ross, both of Huntington; her mother, Mary Rayburn McCoy of Salt Rock; one sister, Donna Beckett of Salt Rock; and three brothers, Alfred Donahoe and Jackie McCoy, both of Huntington, and Dennis McCoy of Salt Rock. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Wallace Funeral Home, burial in Baylous Cemetery, Salt Rock.

Dr. Jasper Evan Sadler, Jr.
Dr. Jasper Evan Sadler, Jr., 75, of Barboursville, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jerry Harrah. Entombment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born March 1, 1926, in Huntington a son of the late J. Evan Sadler Sr. and Anna Webb Sadler. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dr. William Sadler. He graduated from Barboursville High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed at the University of Virginia, where he completed pre-medical studies. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati Medical School in 1950. After his internship, he was recalled to the U.S. Navy as a physician and was attached to the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in a hospital unit in Korea. After being discharged, he began a residency in pathology in Columbus, Ohio. He returned to Huntington in 1956 to be a pathologist at Cabell Huntington Hospital. During his practice as a pathologist he attended at various hospitals in the area, including Ohio and Kentucky, and started a private laboratory.
He was an active member of Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and choir member. After retirement, he continued many hobbies such as cattle raising, farming, woodworking and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Clara Rose Thompson Sadler, whom he married on June 22, 1949, and they have four children. Dr. J. Evan Sadler III and his wife Dr. Linda Pike and children Brooke and Evan Daniel Sadler of St Louis; Mary Kathryn and David Saville and children Julie and Megan Sadler of Charleston; J. Thomas Sadler of Huntington; and Elizabeth and Rob Vass and children Alexander Vence, Sarah and Rebecca Pinson of Huntington; one brother, Joseph Sadler of Charlotte, N.C.; one aunt, Henrietta Caverlee of Huntington; two cousins, Jim Gibson of Sarasota, Fla. and Bill Gibson of Atlanta, Ga.;. and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Warren Abraham “Pudge” DeWeese
Warren Abraham “Pudge” DeWeese, 41, of Leon died Sunday, October 7, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was employed by Big Sandy Coal Co., Catlettsburg, Ky.
Survivors include his father, Warren V. DeWeese of Leon; one sister, Donna Warner of Leon; and one brother, Ronnie L. DeWeese of Leon.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon.

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