Margaret M. Smith
Margaret M. Smith, 82, of Leon died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pt. Pleasant, following a sudden illness.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Warner U.B. Church, attended the Turkey Branch Community Church, and was a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Smith.
Surviving: sons, Ronial Smith of Leon, Rodney Smith of Liberty and David Smith of Hurricane; daughter, Ruth Smith of Hometown; sister, Jean Casto of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Service was held Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Arliss Blackshire officiating. Burail was in Warner Cemetery, Elmwood.
Eula M. Litton
Mrs. Eula M. Litton, 87, of Hurricane died May 10, 2002, at Putnam General Hospital.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Hurricane, and was a lifelong resident of Putnam County. She was a retired cashier from A to Z Supermarket, Hurricane.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otmer; her parents, Cecil and Effie Nimmo Fisher; five sisters and two brothers.
Surviving: sons, James Litton and Jason Litton, both of Hurricane; sisters, Frances Lakes of LaPlanta, Maryland and Thelma Woodard of Florida; brothers, Verner Foster of Culloden and Dewey Foster of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Jacob Gray and Corey Litton.
Service was held Monday, May 13, 2002, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. James C. Baker officiating. Burial was in Culloden Cemetery.
Romaine B. Erwin
Romaine B. Erwin, 80, of Hurricane died at home on Saturday, May 11, 2002, after a long illness.
She was a member of Teays Valley Church of God, past president of Teays Valley Senior Citizens, served many years on the Board of Putnam County Aging, and was active in the John Henson Center for Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Erwin; two sons, Darrell and Donald Erwin; four grandchildren; and a sister.
Surviving: sons, John R. Erwin of Hamlin, Glen R. Erwin of Teays, Gary A. Erwin of Leon, and Doug A. Erwin of Tampa, Florida; daughters, Bonnie Dodrill of Martinsville, Virginia, Juanita Legg of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Allita Legg of Hurricane, and Rita Nichols of Spencer; brother, Edward F. Brooks of Culloden; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Kenneth Toler officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Lowell W. Wright
Lowell Wade “Gig” Wright, 70, of Hurricane died May 11, 2002, at home after a long illness with lung cancer.
Gig was a retired pipefitter from Local 625 with 35 years of service and a Marine veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Wade Wright.
Surviving: wife, Mary Lenace Donegan Wright; daughter and son-in-law, Gigi and Reggie Billups of Hurricane; daughters, Cathy Wright and Becky Wright, both of Nitro; grandchildren, Christy, Aimee, Travis, Stacy and Michael; great-grandsons, Gavin and Jordan; brother, the Rev. James Wright of St. Albans; several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Nitro, with Father Dean Borgmyer officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Rose Marie Ayres
Rose Marie Ayres, 86, of Fairmont, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, died Monday, May 6, 2002, in Fairmont General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Henson Mortuary by Dr. J.D. Harrah. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born July 16, 1915, in Huntington, W.Va., daughter of the late Alice Gilkerson. She was also preceded in death in 1993 by her husband, John R. Ayres. Mrs. Ayres was a member of Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, Barboursville. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Patty Ayres of Reston, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Jack Powers of Bridgeport, W.Va; 4 four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Doris Lee Cardwell
Doris Lee Cardwell, 74, of Huntington, passed away May 11, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by the Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Howard S. Thompson and Faye Helen Denney Thompson. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. She was preceded in death by the father of their children, Leo Cardwell. She is survived by two daughters, Myra Cheek of Huntington and Charlotte Rider of Rock Hill S.C.; four sisters Jewell Sturgeon, June Morron, Patsy Young, all of South Point, Ohio, and Linda Brown of Huntington; four grandchildren, Shawn Jeffrey and Philip Jeremy Cheek, and Jaclyn Beth and Jamie Michelle Rider; two great-grandsons, Andrew and Christopher.
James Willard Cremeans
James Willard Cremeans, 80, of Barboursville, died Friday, May 10, 2002 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Rev. Craig Coster. Burial in Green Valley Cemetery, Salt Rock. He was born Dec. 23, 1921, the son of the late Lonnie and Ida Gilkerson Cremeans. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Vernie Adkins Cremeans; two sisters, infant Edith Cremeans and Nolda Cremeans; two brothers, Thomas E. Cremeans and Wilford O. Cremeans. He was retired from Houdaille Industries in 1980 with 34 years service. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 68th Medical Regiment of the U.S. Army in Europe. He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Kay Cremeans; a son, Harold Lee Cremeans, both of Barboursville; one brother, Haskell Lee Cremeans of Salt Rock; three nieces, Rebecca Cremeans Cooper of Barboursville and Teresa Cremeans-Scott of Salt Rock and Patty Haley of North Carolina; one nephew, Keith E. Cremeans of Salt Rock; one great nephew, Brandon Cremeans of Salt Rock; five grandsons, Harold Lee Cremeans Jr, James Roy Cremeans, Michael Patrick Cremeans, Matthew Allen Cremeans and George Edward Cremeans of Manassas, Va. He was a member of VFW Post 9738, Guyandotte, whose members conducted military graveside rites. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Huntington for all their care.
Paul E. Sanders
Paul E. Sanders, 78, of Huntington, husband of Lorna Johnson Sanders, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Huntington, the son of the late Albert and Mary (Mollie) Gibson Sanders. He graduated from Milton High School and attended Marshall University. He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division. He worked at Huntington Alloys for 38 years. He was a member of Lebanon Masonic Lodge No. 68, Milton, Scottish Rite Bodies of Huntington, Beni-Kedem Temple, Charleston. Paul loved his family and friends and a very special 11-year-old, William Fenton. The family wishes to thank Drs. James Goetz, James Morgan, Richard Mailloux and also Dr. Patrick Brown; Home Health Care Judy Bills and Mary Ann Colson; caregivers Argles DeMont, Kayhty DeMent, and a special thanks to Linda Collins who was there for him; nurses and staff of 4th floor team 2, St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Henson Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Officiating clergy was Rev. Paul Meadows. Pallbearers: Corbin Fenton, Eddie, Mike Smith, Wendell (Sonny) Argabrite, Raymond Allen, Harry Gordon. Honorary: Jim Parsons, Gene Caldwell, Earl Perry, Bob Kapinos, Tom McComas and Don Sergent. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Erma Lee Wentz
Erma Lee Wentz, 71, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, in Barboursville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 13, 2002, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Monty Brown. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Dewey and Kathleen Burrows Anderson. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Allen Wentz; a son, Steven Allen Wentz; and one brother, Richard Anderson. She was a member of Beverly Hills United Methodist Church and the Parkersburg AFS. She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Charles Conrad of Hendersonville, Tenn., Jane and Monty Brown of Barboursville, Trudy and John Altman of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Amy and Tim Roberts of Vienna, W.Va.; two brothers, Sam Anderson and Charles Anderson, both of Huntington; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for their care.
William Raymond “Ray” Clark
William Raymond “Ray” Clark, 91, of Lesage, W.Va., passed away Thursday, May 9, 20O2, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 13, 2002 at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Jamie Jefferson. Burial in the Greenbottom Memorial Park. He was born Dec. 16, 1910, in Wolfe County, Ky, a son of the late J.R. and Emma Cox Clark. He attended Oak Hill United Brethren Church and was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Emma Helen Harbour Stevens; two brothers, Elmer and Charles Clark; three sisters, Ethel Crane, Pearl Lacy and Lucille Clark; and a nephew, Kendal Clark. He is survived by his wife, Julie Alberta Morrison Clark; one daughter and son-in-law, Emma Carolyn and Bill Burkhart of Maryland; one son, Billy Ray Clark of Barboursville; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Guy Meadows and Sarah and Ralph Roberts, all of Huntington; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a nephew, William Lacy of Georgetown, Ky.; a niece, Elizabeth Stephens of Mount Sterling, Ky.; and a host of grand nieces, nephews and friends. He was a member of the Guyan Soil Conservation District and the Lesage Lions Club. Early in fife, Mr. Clark was employed in law enforcement and later worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator. At the time of his death, he was a self employed construction contractor.
Elva Evelyn Cochran
Elva Evelyn Cochran, 80, of Barboursville, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Chateau Grove Personal Care Home. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Sue Rowe; and one son, James Ronald Rowe. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville; burial in family cemetery on Malcolm Road, Barboursville.
George I. Roberts
George I. Roberts, 82, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away April 16, 2002, In Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. He was born March 10, 1919, in Charleston, W.Va., and retired from Owens Tech Center in Toledo, Ohio, after having worked for Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Huntington and Atlanta. Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Porter Roberts; his mother and stepfather, Clara Isaac and Homer Roberts; and a son George A. “Bob” Roberts. He retired to Punta Gorda Isles, Fla., where he attended the Nazarene Church. Mr. Roberts was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, having served in Japan and the European Theatre. He was a 51-year-member of the Masonic Lodge #53 AF&AM of Huntington and the Scottish Rite. Survivors include a niece, Joan Cummings of Milton; a sister-in-law, Helen Barr of Florida and Huntington; and several nieces and nephews. Burial in Brown Cemetery, Milton, W.Va.
Shelby J. “Bunny” DeLozier
Shelby J. “Bunny” DeLozier, 62, of Barboursville, formerly of Cresaptown, Maryland, passed away a Monday, May 6, 2002, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 11, 2002, at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, Pennsylvania. Burial in the Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery. She was born August 22, 1939, in Wellersburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Robert Simon Garlock and Anna Belle Kiser Burkett. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Debra DeLozier and one son Samuel Albright. She was a member of New Life Church. She is survived by her husband, Roger DeLozier; two daughters, Carolyn Renee DeLozier of Barboursville and Melinda Kay Dea of St. Petersburg, Florida; one son, Randy James Albright of Cumberland, Maryland; two granddaughters, Heather Dea and Kayla Albright; four sisters, Shirley Grace Paul of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, Darlene Troutman of Brunswick, Ohio; Rosalie Haines of Mount Savage, Maryland, and Linda Baer of Belcamp, Maryland; five brothers, Robert Garlock of Belair, Maryland, Edward Garlock of Manassa, Virginia, Dalton Garlock of Bealeton, Virginia, James Garlock of Waldorf, Maryland and Darrell Garlock of Zihlman, Maryland; a special niece, Barbara Anderson of Davidsville, Maryland; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Audrey Martz of Hyndman, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, and Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, Pennsylvania was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Eathyl Stevens
Mary Eathyl Stevens, 93, of Milton went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her residence. Graveside service was held Friday, May 10, 2002, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, with Minister Pete Davidson officiating. She was born January 9, 1909, in Culloden, WV, a daughter of the late William Polk and Lula Chapman Dial. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Stevens; one son, Jerry Stevens; and one grandson, Doug Stevens. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Barbara Stevens of Barboursville, and Jeffery Kent and Leanor Stevens of Milton; four grandchildren, Greg Stevens, Mary Beth Kuhn, Faith Johnson and Hope Erwin; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah Scarbro, Ashlie Stevens, Ryan Stevens, Ara Stevens, Adam Johnson, Adria Johnson and Evan Johnson; and her very special friend, Mrs. Vada Conner. The family would like to express much gratitude to Dr. Teresa Thacker for her help in our time of need. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Earline May McClure
Joyce Earline May McClure, 69, of Barboursville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 4, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Dr. Ed Grant and the Rev. Ralph Sager. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born May 12, 1932, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Earl K. May and Pauline Arthur Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William E “Bill” McClure and two brothers, George Jackson and Jackie Jackson. She was a member of Steele Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Kandy L and William B. Miller II, and Robbin S. Ross, all of Barboursville; a special son, Dale I. Cremeans of Barboursville; four sisters, Barbara Rhodes of Barboursville, Hope Wolfe and her husband Bill of Huntington, Jannette Windsor and her husband David of West Palm Beach Fla., and Annette Piper and her husband Fred of Plymouth Mich.; one brother Earl “Wink” May and his wife Patty of Barboursville; three sisters-in-law, Roberta Jackson, Rosemary McClure and Virginia Wahlman; four grandchildren, Tiffany Fraley, Justin Ross, Courtney Cremeans and Holly Ross Yochum; one great-granddaughter, Bridgette Nicole Fraley; a special friend, Martha Dodds; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steele Memorial United Methodist Church building fund. Joyce was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many.
Delbert Collins, 99, of Milton widower of Chlory Jane Jackson Collins, died Thursday, April 25th, 2002 at home. He was a retired brick layer for H.K Porter Steel. Survivors include five sons, Robert L. Collins, John M. Collins, Ralph R. Collins and Anthony D. Collins all of Milton, and Thomas D. Collins of Florida; one daughter, Delores Kirtley of Milton; and one half sister, Dola Givens of Anderson, Ind. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 28th at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Milton.
Charles Bryan Windsor Jr.
Charles Bryan Windsor, Jr. 77, of Milton, loving husband of Katherine Conner Windsor for 55 years, departed this life on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at his residence. Charley has battled renal failure for the last six years and brought much joy and laughter to his fellow dialysis buddies. Charley’s parents, Charles Bryan Windsor Sr. and Lona Setliff Windsor, preceded him in death, as did his sister, Elizabeth Lovejoy. His brother-in-law, Dallas Lovejoy, remains a trusted friend. Charley and Katherine invited Gladys Cardwell Jordan into their home to live during her high school years, and she remains a loyal friend. Charley is survived by one sister-in-law and her husband Janet and Bernard Nicholas; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Charles and Mutell Conner and Billy and Louis Mae Conner. Special nieces, Lorena Morrison and Rosemary Ewen grieve his passing. He is also survived by two cousins, Billy Setliff of Barboursville and Jennie Ellen Mills of Nashville, Tenn. His caretakers, Gladys Jordan, Lorena and Emmett Morrison, Janet Nicholas, Jarfly Richmond, Pauline Bledsoe and Marty Morgan, developed close and beautiful relationships with Charley during his illness and will miss him grievously. Charley’s tenure in the military was served in the European Theatre during World War II, as Staff Sergeant. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a Kentucky Colonel, member of American Legion Post 139, Milton and a member of VFW Post 9796. He was a retired glass finisher from Blenko Glass. Charley was an avid poker player and spent many enjoyable evenings with his friends. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Funeral liturgy was conducted Friday, May 3, 2002 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Celebrant Monsignor Lawrence J. Luciana. Rite of committal followed in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.
James R. Stone
James R. “Jim” Stone, 61, of Scott Depot died April 29, 2002, at his residence.
He was a retired manager from the United States Postal Service, Charleston, and was a member and assistant Sunday school superintendent of Scary Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Roland and Genevieve Cobb Stone, and a daughter, Melissa Stone.
Surviving: wife, Emma; daughters, Debra Evilsizer, Samantha Stone and Jodi Stone, all of Charleston, Teri Stone of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Vicki Harris of Kenna, Tracy Daniels and her husband, David, of Myrtle Beach, and Jama Maczko and her husband, Mike, of Conyers, Georgia; sons, David Dodd of Elkview and Gary Dodd and his wife, Danielle of Clendenin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Betty Stone of Winfield, Larry and Cheri Stone of Onema, Virginia; sister, Karen of Charleston; grandchildren, Britnee, Daniel, Haley, Tosh, Kim, Turner, Trent, Cameron, Stacy, Alex, and Lucy; great-grandson, Eric; special niece, Amber; special nephews, Owen, Adam and Gordon.
Service was held Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Lee Morris and the Rev. Bobby Morris officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Mervin A. Call
Mervin A. Call, 59, of Winfield died April 28, 2002, in Putnam General Hospital after a long illness.
He was the son of the late Hensley A. and Rosa L. McDaniel Call of Winfield. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Call, and a grandson.
He was a lifelong resident of Winfield.
Surviving: wife, Alberta Whitt Call; son, Tim A. Call of Winfield; stepsons, Gene, Joe and Eddie Grant, all of Winfield; brothers, Hubert L. and Paul Call, both of Winfield; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Winfield.