Harold C. Fewell
Harold C. Fewell, 74, of Winfield died November 13, 2002, in Putnam General Hospital.
He was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church and was retired from Union Oil and Gas, Winfield. He was owner/operator of the Fewell Texaco and formerly employed with the Air National Guard, Charleston. He was a great supporter and former coach/manager of various Winfield Little League baseball teams and girl’s softball teams. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in Korea.
Surviving: wife, Charlotte Fewell; children, Jane and Thomas Workman of Winfield, Harold II”Pete” and Carol Fewell of Longmont, Colorado, Carl “Rob” and Marcy Fewell of Winfield; grandchildren, Tami and Ryan Brown of Centennial, Colorado, Shawn and Jennifer Fewell of Denver, Colorado, and Whitney Fewell of Winfield; great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Megan Brown of Centennial and Kayla Fewell of Denver; sisters, Betty Moore of Winfield and Ruth Naylor of Hurricane; brothers, Ray Fewell and Nathan Fewell, both of Winfield.
Service was held Saturday, November 16, 2002, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Morgan Peterson officiating. Burial was in Mount Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pliny. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1200 Quarrier Street, Charleston WV 25301.
Geranldine “Gerry” Raynes, 65, of Poca died November 13, 2002, in CAMC General Hospital.
She was retired from Diehl’s Restaurant, Nitro, with 37 years of served and attended Mount Union United Methosit Church, Pliny.
She was born May 20, 2002 in Pliny, a daughter of the late Huber and Evelyn Bowcott Wears, and was a 25 year resident of Poca. She graduated from Pt. Pleasant High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Mac Raynes, and sisters, Pansy Wears and Audry Young.
Surviving: daughter, Carla Gale Stewart of Hurricane; sons, Brent Allen Raynes of Poca and Todd Eric Raynes of Nitro; sisters, Jewell Scites and Fern O’Neil, both of Pt. Pleasant, Freda Rawlings of Pensacola, Florida, Irene Sanders and Doris Boster, both of Nitro, and Nina Wright of Winfield; brothers, Weldon Wears and Jack Wears, both of Pliny; grandchildren, Erica Nicole Stewart and Kobe Nicholas Stewart.
Service was held Sunday, November 17, 2002, at Chapman Funeral Home., Teays Valley, with the Rev. Richard Work officiating. Burial was in Mount Union Methodist Church Cemtery, Pliny.
Georgia Viola Imes Farrell, 84, of Scott Depot died November 16, 2002, at Putnam SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, after a long illness.
She was a member of Teays Valley Church of God, a homemaker, and a lifelong resident of Scott Depot.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Mary Alice Imes, her husband, Arthur F. Farrell Sr., and a daughter, Jo Ann Farrell.
Surviving: daughters, Kay F. Lee of Poca, Joyce A. mcCallister and Pjyllis J. Stowers, both of Scott Depot; son, Arthur F. “Frankie” Farrell Jr. of Hurricane; sister, Arvena Palmer of Riverside, California; grandchildren, Dr. Paul Lee, Mary Lee, John Farrell, Angela Tanner, Jeff McCallister, Melinda McCallister, Melanie Lanham and Joshua Rader; great-grandchildren, Heather Elder, Rachel Lee, Rebecca Lee, Abigail Lee, Michael Lanham and Aiden McCallister.
Service was held Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at Teays Valley Church of God with the Rev. Ben Franklin and the Rev. Ken Toler officiating. Burial was in Teays Valley Memorial Gardens. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Alma E. Morrison
Alma E. Morrison, 92, of Barboursville, widow of Basil G. Morrison died Saturday, November 16, 2002 in the Inn at Wyngate. Survivors include one son, Dr. J.D. Morrison of Seaford, Va.; one daughter, Sandy Damron of Huntington; and two sisters, Iris Seeley of Gerry, N.Y, and Kathryn Hutson of West Palm Beach, Fla. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at Henson Mortuary; burial in Woodmere Memorial Park.
Roger David Bates
Roger David Bates, 54, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Richard Black. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born April 29, 1948, in Milton, a son of Lou Woosley Bates of Barboursville and the late James A. Bates. Additional survivors include two brothers, Okey H. Bates and Robert Bates, both of Barboursville; one sister, Sheila Bates Kilgore of Huntington; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Samuel Reynolds Belcher Jr.
Samuel Reynolds Belcher Jr., 76, of Barboursville, husband of Mildred Worrell Belcher died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, in Huntington V.A. Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1926 in Richmond, Va., a son of the late Samuel Reynolds and Lillian May Brown Belcher. He was a 1944 graduate of Benedictine High School, Richmond, Va. He was a former member of southeast Huntington Lions Club, past president of Barboursville Little League, member of the American Legion, Richmond, Va., member of the Marine Corps League, participated in V.A. Volunteer Services for 20 years and board member Emeritus of Huntington Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Employees Federal Credit Union. He was a retired special representative for CSX Transportation. In addition, to his wife, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Terry Lee Belcher of Columbus, Ohio, and Ronald Scott and Rhonda Samples Belcher of Crestwood, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Dick Ash of Huntington; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Bryant of San Diego and Elizabeth Spitzer of Salt Lake City; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard Lewis and Katie Mae Belcher of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, Michael and Charlie Belcher, both of Huntington, and Tyler and Whitney Belcher both of Crestwood, Ky.; a special loved one, Lady Amanda Prissy Miss; and several nieces and nephews, Christopher, Beth and Samantha Belcher, all of Richmond, Va., Patrick Belcher of Newport News, Va., Gherry and Spenser Bryant, both of San Diego, and Kenny and Dianna Spitzer of Salt Lake City. Funeral liturgy was held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Julia Anna Bryan Robinson
Julia Anna Bryan Robinson, 88, of Milton passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in Sarasota Health Care, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, W.Va., by the Rev. Ronnie L. Marcum. Burial in Bicker Cemetery. She was born Sept. 13, 1914, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late John Conrad and Bene Gibson Bryan. She is survived by her husband, Harlan “Pete” Robinson; one daughter, JoAnn Haines of Piqua, Ohio; two sons, Rio Moreland and Dana Moreland of Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Shirley Sheppard.
Marvin Dale Spurlock
Marvin Dale Spurlock, 67, of Glenwood, husband of Glen Edith Crum Spurlock went to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with Brother Gordon Rutherford and Brother Kim Stone officiating. Burial in Greenbottom Memorial Park. He was born May 5, 1935, in Cabell County, a son of the late Arthur Harold and Bessie Marie Blake Spurlock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant twin sisters. He was a strip mill employee at INCO Alloys with over 30 years of service, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Greenbottom Missionary Baptist Church. Additional survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Tammy Spurlock of Barboursville and Phillip and Rosanna Spurlock of Milton; one brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Connie Spurlock of Glenwood; one granddaughter, “Poppaw’s Little Angel” Maggie Jo Spurlock of Milton; one aunt Anna Lea Blake of Huntington; one great-aunt Nan Turner of Huntington; a niece and her spouse, Della and Mike Adkins of Lesage; two nephews, Les Spurlock and his spouse, Lisa, and Thomas Spurlock all of Glenwood; and three great-nieces, Faith and Megan Adkins and Holly Spurlock, all of Huntington.
Thea B. “Smack” Daniels
In memory of our beloved Mother, Thea B. “Smack” Daniels, 77, formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., currently of Boynton Beach, Fla., joined her husband, Emory L. Daniels, on Nov. 11, 2002. She is survived by her two loving sons and daughters-in-law, James F. “Jed” and Jacqueline K. “Kelly” Daniels with whom she made her home, and Fred E. and Tammy L. Daniels of Boynton Beach, Fla. She is also survived by two brothers, James Brady Jr. and his wife Betty Brady of Orlando, Fla., and Robert M. Brady of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Anne B. Turman of Barboursville and Betty J. “BJ” White of West Palm Beach, Fla., and the late Mary Lou Brady; and a host of nephews and nieces. A celebration of her life was held on Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Oaklawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Chuck Elkins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, Thea B. “Smack” Daniels, to Hospice or charity of choice.
Rodney Jay Black
Rodney Jay Black, 49, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 16, 2002 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor Bill Cassady. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born June 21, 1953, in Huntington, a son of the late Carl W. and Marcella Booth Black. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Black. He was an employee of Wilson Welding. He is survived by his wife, Vickie Cunningham Black; one daughter, Misty Hamilton and her husband, George, of Flatwoods, Ky.; one son, Chad Black of Huntington; two sisters, Mary Lou Damron of South Point Ohio, and Linda Smith of Huntington; three brothers, Gene Black of Apopka, Fla., Gary Black of Huntington and Carl Black Jr. of Johnstown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Cameron Steger, Austin Black and Taylor Hamilton.
Wilma Marie Nibert
Wilma Marie Nibert, 79, of Milton, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2002 in Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Putnam. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, November 15, 2002 at Forest Memorial Park, Mausoleum, with Rev. Kelson Bays officiating. She was born May 29, 1923 in Circleville, OH, a daughter of the late Carl and May Jones Speakman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Pea Ridge. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Chester J. Nibert; one sister, Pearl Thompson of Columbus, OH. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of the arrangements.
Robert A. (Bob) Miller
Robert A. (Bob) Miller, of Lesage, WVa, went to be with his Savior in the loving care of the doctors and staff of Morris Memorial Nursing Home at the age of 80 on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2002. He was born June 19, 1922 to the late Andy and Myrtle Miller. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bertha Miller, his daughters and their husbands, Margaret and Doug Kelly, Janet and Mike Ferguson; three grandchildren, Andy Kelly, Lauren and Emily Ferguson; and two sisters, Ruth Adkins and Betty Caldwell. He was a retired carpenter from Carpenters Local #302 for 57 years and was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He was saved, baptized and joined Mt. Union Baptist Church and later became a member of Barboursville Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and a trustee. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Craig Coster. Burial in Herrenkohl Cemetery, where services were conducted by Okie Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers were members of Carpenters Local #302 and deacons and trustees of his church. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Betty Jo Meadows Finley
Betty Jo Meadows Finley, 74, of Milton, WV, passed away Nov. 11, 2002 at home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Milton, W.Va, a daughter of the late Marvin Ray and Agnes P. Meadows. She is survived by her husband, Everett “Shorty” Junior Finley; two sons, Harry Ray Finley and Ronnie Eugene Finley, both of Milton; two grandsons, Timmy Ray Finley of Ona and Chris Finley of Milton; two granddaughters, Kimberly Clark and Anna Shull, both of Milton; one great-granddaughter, Brittany Finley of Ona; one great-grandsons Austin Finley of Milton; one brother, Billy Meadows of Glenwood, W.Va.; and a very, very special friend, Shirley Meadows of Milton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County.
Essie Hicks, 86, of Huntington, WV, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Edwards, Jean Adkins and Sharon Barrett, all of Huntington; three sons, Ronnie Barrett, Bobby Hicks and Donnie Hicks. all of Tampa, Fla; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wyatt O. Hughes
Wyatt O. Hughes, 70, of Culloden died Sunday, November 10, 2002 in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. He was an auto mechanic. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, 2002 at the Chapel of Reflection in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Arrangements by Heck Funeral Home, Milton.
Emma Myrtle Jordan
Emma Myrtle Jordan, 94, of Milton, WV a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by the Rev. Kim Stone. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. She was born Sept 14, 1908, in Glenwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edward and Ollie Shull Scarberry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Jordan, a great-granddaughter, Julianne Jordan; two brothers; and five sisters. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Grover and Lorene Jordan, Donald and Joyce Jordan all of Milton; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Lillian and James Stowasser of Hurricane, Geraldine Webb of Lesage, Joyce and Edward Parsons of Milton, Faye and Tommy Wilson of Milton and Janie and Charles Hannah of Worthington, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Sylvia Kingery; and a host of many wonderful friends and neighbors.
James Edward “Eddie” Scott
James Edward “Eddie” Scott, 65, of Glenwood, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Bill Meeks. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. He was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Salem, W.Va., a son of the late Dale C. Scott and Mildred Foutty Scott. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired employee of H.K Porter. He was preceded in death by one son, Walter Keith Scott; and one brother, Dale E. Scott. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Clary Scott; one daughter, Doris Ann Scott Adams of Glenwood; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Evan Scott and Louie and Denise Scott of Glenwood; four sisters, Nancy Barr of Clarksburg, W.Va., Beverly Morris of Marietta, Ohio, Barbara Hersman of Delaware, Ohio, Pamela Elzey of Belpre, Ohio; three brothers, Jimmie Scott of Pensacola, Fla., William Scott of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Michael Scott of Sunrise, Fla.; his Mom Nellie Scott of Belpre, Ohio, mother-in-law, Oweva Clary; five grandchildren, Louie Corbitt Scott Jr., Jessica Ann Scott, Evan Keith Scott, Patrick Shane Scott and Shannon Ray Adams.
Jack C. Moody
Jack C. Moody, 21 ,of Scott Depot, died Nov. 8, 2002. Jack was a lifelong resident of Winfield and was a Protestant. Jack is survived by his parents, John and Claudia Petrus Moody of Scott Depot; brother, Robert H. Moody of Scott Depot; and grandfather, Jack Moody of Nitro. Services were held 7 p.m. Tuesday November 12, at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Scott Depot, with the Rev. George Bendall officiating. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements.
John W. Bowles
John W. Bowles, 31, of Nitro, died Nov. 8, 2002 at his residence of a sudden illness. He was a 1989 graduate of DuPont High School. He was a U.S. Marine and Gulf War veteran. He is survived by his only child, Claude John “CJ” Bowles; his wife, Jennifer Bowles of Campbells Creek; the mother of his child, Deidra Dangerfield of Nitro; his mother, Dea Bowles of St. Albans; father and stepmother, Claude and Mickie Bowles of Kanawha City; sisters, Deanne C. Bowles of Dunbar, Claudia A. Dangerfield of St. Albans; stepbrothers, David and Mike Sneed of Campbells Creek; maternal grandmother, Irene Sheets of Westerville, Ohio. Services were held Sunday, Nov. 10 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Mike Long officiating. Burial at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, with graveside military rites conducted by Bennie Padilla VFW Post 4764, Alum Creek.
Charlotte Mae Blake
Charlotte Mae Blake, 57, of Ona, formerly of Culloden, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. George Surgeon officiating. Burial followed in Union Ridge Cemetery. She was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Charles McClellan and Stella McClellan Holley of Glenwood. She also was preceded in death by her stepfather, Robert Holley; brother, Roger McClellan; and son Jimmy Lynn Blake. She was a former nursing assistant and attended Lawrence Chapel Church. She is survived by five children, Dallas “Lee” Beckelhimer of Milton, W.Va., and Sue Beckelhimer of Huntington, Debra Sue Beckelhimer of Huntington, Cheryl Annette Blake of Ona and Billy Jo Blake Jr. of Lesage, W.Va; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lena and Johnny Hedrick of Huntington, Ethel and Hubert Gibson of Huntington, Mary Meade of Huntington, Violet Davis of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Tennessee and Roger Glover of Milton, one brother, Ronald McClellan; one sister-in-law, Brenda McClellan; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements. Register on-line at www.heckfuneralhome.net.
James Edward Scott
James Edward Scott, 65, of Glenwood died Friday in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville; burial in Union Ridge Cemetery.
Donald Bruce Lowe
Donald Bruce Lowe, 81, of The Woodlands, Huntington, WVa., formerly of Akron Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at St Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m.. Sunday, November 10, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev, Ed Grant. He was born December 15, 1920, in Akron 0hio, a son of the late Reno B. and Anna Schmidt Lowe. He was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich. He served in World War II in the 85th Division, Regimental Headquarters, 337th Infantry Regiment. He was a lifelong member of the Lakemore United Methodist Church, member of the American Legion, Yusf Kahn Grotto, Scottish Rite, Tadmor Temple, Adoniram-Joppa Lodge, F&AM, all of Akron where he was a Shriner’s Clown for 31 years. He was also a member of the Bahia Temple, and Order of Eastern Star, both of Orlando, Fla. He is survived by his wife June Barber Lowe; three step-daughters and their spouses, Vicki and Eddie Smith of Huntington, Sharon DeEsch of Dallas, Texas, and Salli and Keith Struble of Venice, Fla.; one step-son and his wife, Jim and Cathy Barber of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Sally Smyers and Dorothy Chambers, both of Akron, Ohio; special aunts, Lillian Englehart of Akron, Thelma Eitner of Greenwich NY.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one niece; two great-nieces; four great-great nieces; one great-great-nephew. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of local arrangements.. Masonic graveside services were conducted Monday at the Hillside Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio
Samantha Rae Shafer
Samantha Rae Shafer, newborn daughter of Sam and Paula Shafer of Winfield, passed away Oct. 4, 2002, at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Roger Paul Wilt, maternal great-grandparents, Arville and Pauline Wilt, paternal grandmother, Brenda Shafer, paternal great-grandparents, Harry and Eula Bowles and Clifton Shafer.
Samantha is survived, other than her parents, by big sister Breanna Marie Shafer, and twin sister Madison Olivia Shafer; maternal grandmother, Grace Wilt of Eleanor; paternal grandfather, Jack Shafer of Hurricane; maternal great grandparents, Leonard Sine of Wardensville, Grace Armour of Lake Wales, Fla.; paternal great-grandmother, Katherine Shafer of Hurst, Texas.
She is also survived by aunt’s and(uncles, Scott and Ruth Dent of Winfield, Alicia and Larry Young of Hedgesville, Kathy and Chuck Hogsett of Mineral Wells, Trina Shafer of Hurricane; and five cousins.
Family graveside service was held Oct. 7, 2002, and was performed by the Rev. Richard Work of the Winfield United Methodist Church.
Anne E. Mack
Anne E. Mack, 89, of Teays Valley died Nov. 6, 2002, in Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, after a long illness. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her brother, James P. Mack, and her parents, Clarence Guy and Mary Wiley Mack.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Howard F. and Dorothy Mack of Nitro; one niece and her husband, Debbie and Rusty Casto of Teays Valley; one nephew and his wife, Guy T. and Kim Mack of Hurricane; one great-niece, Brittany; one great-nephew, Nathan.
Per Ms. Mack’s request, her body was donated to the WVU Human Gift Registry. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Information provided by Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.
Reba F. Hackett
Reba Florence McClanahan Hackett died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at the age of 87. She was born at Harmon’s Creek in Putnam County, June 14, 1915, to Ira Andrew and Bertha Norris McClanahan, the oldest girl child of a family of 11 children. Her parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
She married Arthur Vincent Hackett and had two children, Jackie Paul Hackett and John Ira Hackett. Her son, Jack, was killed in 1953 while serving in the United States Navy. After more than 45 years of marriage, her husband, Arthur, died in June 1977.
She was a staunch member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, Bancroft for over 50 years. A lifelong Democrat, she was active in her party locally for most of her adult life. Her death on Election Day 2002 prohibited her from voting for the first time in her life. She served in many other community and civic organizations and worked in various occupations throughout her life.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Ira Hackett and Evelyn Utt Hackett; five grandchildren, Kim Hackett Smith, John Arthur Hackett and Scott Alan Hackett, all of Bancroft, Paul Glenn Hackett and Lori Jo Hackett, both of Atlanta; two granddaughters-in-law, Debbie Burkhammer Hackett and Heather Haefer Hackett; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Elizabeth Hackett, James Arlie Hackett, John Francis (Jack) Hackett, and Devin Mark Smith.
In addition to these family members, three sisters survive her, Marida McClanahan Lemaster of Bancroft, Jenny McClanahan Scott of Rock Branch, Eva McClanahan Cook of Oviedo, Fla.
She was fortunate to be survived by Ann Workman Riffee, the wife of her late son, Jack, who remained faithful as a daughter-in-law and friend throughout her life. A multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friend survive her as well.
A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 8, at Elizabeth Baptist Church, Bancroft, with the Rev. Jeff Arthur officiating.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabeth Baptist Church, PO. Box 75, Bancroft, WV 25011.
Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia M. Willis
Virginia M. Willis, 82, of Liberty died Nov. 5, 2002, at home. Mrs. Willis was a 13-year resident of Liberty, formerly of New Albany, Ohio.
Mrs. Willis is survived by four children, Thelma Absten of Liberty, Harry Allen Walker of Florida, Clarence Robert Walker Jr. of Lima, Ohio, Jimmy James Walker of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 8, 2002 at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Jack Garton officiating. Burial in Barnett Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may be emailed to the family at www.gatensfuneralhome.com
Walter C. Thomas
Walter C. Thomas, 80 of Poca died Nov. 6, 2002, in Canada’s Tender Touch Care Home, Hurricane. Walter was a lifelong resident of Poca, retired from WV Laborer’s Union Local #1353 with 50 years service, an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He attended Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Thomas. He is survived by three daughters, Nancy Barnett and Karen Hackett, both of Poca, Linda Childress of Nitro; sons, Steven Thomas of Nitro, David Thomas of Cross Lanes; sister, Patra Humphrey of Nitro; brother, Joe Thomas of Nitro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 9, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Ray Humphrey and Pastor Millard Mitchell officiating. Burial in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
The family requests that flowers please be omitted and contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Academy, 3655 Teays Valley Rd., Hurricane, WV 25526.