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WEST VIRGINIA - Cabell County - Obituaries from January 2003 - Part 1

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 13 March 2009, at 1:05 p.m.

Hollis Mack Harrison
Hollis Mack Harrison, 63, of Liberty died January 20, 2003 after an extended illness.
He was born August 11, 1939, the son of the late Estil and Elizabeth Harrison. He was also preceded in death by sister, Roberta Casto, and brother, Marshall Harrison.
He was a 1957 graduate of Poca High School, was retired from the Iron Workers Union Local 301, a member of Winfield Church of Christ, a 32nd degree Mason of Washington Lodge 58 and a member of Beni Kadem Shrine and Scottish Rite bodies, Charleston.
Surviving: wife of 40 years, Shirley J. Harrison; daughters and their husbands, Debbie and John Snedegar of Liberty, Susan and J.D. Casto of Liberty; five grandchildren, Emily, Matthew and Rachel Snedegar of Liberty, Luke and Hollie Casto of Liberty; brothers, Clifford Harrison of Clearwater, Florida, Hershel Harrison of Liberty, and Dale Harrison of Red House; sister, Cindy Harrison of Walton; numerous other relatives and friends.
Service was held Thursday, January 23, 2003, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Minister George Erwin officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites was in Center Point Cemetery, Liberty.

James A. Cremeans Jr.
James Albert Cremeans Jr., 32, of Fraziers Bottom died January 19, 2003, of injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was employee by Casto’s technical Center, Charleston, and was a former 11-year employee of AC Design, Nitro.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Cremeans and Ernest Handy, and his stepgrandfather, Carl Handley.
Surviving: wife, Melissa Dawn “Missy” Cremeans; son Michael John Cremeans at home; father and mother, James Albert Sr. and Carolyn L. Cremeans of Hurricane; sister, Diane D. Cremeans of Cross Lanes; niece Kassi Cremeans of Cross Lanes; grandmothers, Burnlene Handley and Macel Handy, both of Hurricane; several aunts and uncles, cousins, in-law and friends who loved him.
Service was held Thursday, January 23, 2003, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Rick Harless officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

Alice M. Turner
Alice M. “Tinky” Turner, 55, of Scott Depot died January 19, 2003, in Putnam General Hospital after a short illness.
She was a member of Teays Valley Church of God and a registered nursing assistant. She was a 32-year resident of Scott Depot.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Mamie Racer.
Surviving: mother and stepfather, Joanna and Bill Watson; husband, Garland G. Turner; children, Christine Yates of Hurricane and Ralph Browning of South Charleston; stepchildren, Rick Turner of Hurricane and Kelly Fisher of Ripley; brothers and sisters, Joe Tackett, Rodney Tackett, Janie Johnson, Debbie McKean, Sandy Moore, John Watson, Glen Shook, Maxine Wyrick, Macel Larck, Bill Racer, Bobby Racer, and Jack Racer; grandchildren, Bailey, Chelsea and Brittany; stepgrandchildren, Keith, Caleb, Dusti and Dalton.
Service was held Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Ken Toler of Teays Valley Church of God officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Teddy Lee Dunn
Teddy Lee Dunn, 69, of Robertsburg died January 21, 2003, in CAMC Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
He was a retired operator for CONRAIL with 25 years’service, attended Oma Chapel Church, was a member of the West Virginia Bowling Association and was an avid sports fan.
Surviving: wife, Janet Higginbotham Dunn; son and his wife, Patrick Lee and Jill Dunn of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; daughter and her husband, Debra and Jerry Jeffers of Arbuckle Creek; brothers, Guy W. Dunn of Vinton, Ohio and Alva Ray Dunn of Midway; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Gabriel, Elijah, Kara-Li, Wesley and Benjamin Jeffers, all of Arbuckle Creek.
Service was held Friday, January 24, 2003, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park.

Bonnie M. Akers
Bonnie M. Akers, 54, of Hurricane died January 22, 2003.
Service was held Saturday, January 25, 32003, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

Chelcy C. Thornton
Chelcy Curtis Thornton, 74, died Saturday, January 25, 2003, at home after battling cancer.
He was born August 25, 1928 at Liberty. He was a graduate of Poca High School and attended Mountain State Business College. He was a Korean War Veteran and received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star and the United Nations Service Medal. He received his BS from West Virginia State College and a master’s degree from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He worked at American Viscose/Avtex for 27 years and eight months. He also worked as a special education teacher at Winfield Elementary and Winfield High School for 10 years.
He attended Hissom Tabernacle in Charleston and was a member of Wilkinson Memorial United Methodist Church in Hometown where he served as a lay leader. He was a member of the Retired Putnam County Employees, Gideons and Hometown Lions. In December 2002, he was awarded the Leonard Jarrett Award by the West Virginia Lions Sight Foundation for his work in helping provide glasses for the needy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi Franklin Thornton and Essie Mae Adams Thornton; sister, Violet Virginia Thornton; and brother, Gene Thornton.
Surviving: wife, Greta Mae Thornton; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Wesley Garrison of Red House; son and daughter-in-law, John and Chrystia Thornton of Winfield; three granddaughters, Ivy Garrison, Holly and husband, Stacey Welch, and Violet Garrison; two grandsons, Ross and Levi Thornton; three stepgrandsons, Garrett and Jordan France and Liam Racer; sister, Faye Cartwright of Raymond City; brother, Lloyd Thornton of Milton; sisters-in-law, JoAnn and husband, Ivan Meeks of Winfield, Carol and husband, Dennis Hicks of Ripley; brother-in-law, Ben Ross of Sissonville.
Service was held Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with the Rev. Earl Cochran, the Rev. Earl Hissom III and the Rev. David Peters officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Thanks to all those who visited, cared for and comforted Chelcy and his family during this difficult time.

Loretha Faye Bird
Loretha Faye Bird, 71, of Milton, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 26, 2003, at Sunbridge of Putnam, Hurricane, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a devoted mother. Member First Baptist Church of Hurricane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Bird; her parents, Clate L and Emma J. Garrett Campbell; sisters, Bonnie Campbell and Hazel Ellis; brothers, Herald and Ronnie Campbell. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie R. and Robin Bird of Milton, W.Va.; granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Regina and Mike Lewis and Sherry and Michael Hayes, all of Hurricane, W.Va., Wendy Bird and Tiffani Rowsey, both of Milton, W.Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law. Lonnie and Rosie Campbell of Culloden, W.Va., Paul and Irma Lee Campbell of Hurricane, W.Va., Carlton and Bethel Campbell of Ona, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Sierra Bird-Hayes, Celesta Hayes and Michael Hayes II; also several nieces and nephews and a long list of many friends. Funeral service were held Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Charles Hendricks and James McGehee officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. You may e-mail your condolences to the family at chapmanfuneralhome@charter.net. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite Eloise Conrad Jenkins
Marguerite Eloise Conrad Jenkins, 83, of Glenwood, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, in Lawrence Chapel Church, Glenwood. Burial in Templeton Cemetery, Glenwood. She was born June 26, 1919, in Mason County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ona and Elta Templeton Conrad. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Milford Jenkins; her daughter, Connie Ashworth; and her sister, Mary Virginia Smith. She was a 1935 graduate of Milton High School and member of Lawrence Chapel Church. She faithfully served her church as a Sunday School teacher, secretary and treasurer for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Midkiff of Hurricane, W.Va. She was also the proud grandmother of two grandchildren; Brian and Cathy Midkiff and Jennifer and George Vickers; and three great-grandchildren, Katie Midkiff, Brendan Midkiff and Zoe Vickers. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, W.Va., was in charge of arrangements.

Maxine Marshall
Mrs. Maxine Marshall, 81, of Huntington, widow of David Frank Marshall, died Friday, January 24, 2003 in Cincinnati. She was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Calhoun County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter Clay Farrar and Roxie Reip. She was a homemaker and member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, E.T. Jones Sunday School Class and Huntington Womens Club. Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Green of Cincinnati; one son, David Marshall of Merritt Island, Fla.; four grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Green and Tyler and Heather Marshall; one sister, Jerry Weber of Parkersburg, WV; and one brother, George Harley Farrar of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Henson Mortuary, with Dr. John Campbell officiating; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va.

Velma Irene Hicks
Velma Irene Hicks, 84, of Milton, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Michael Lewis officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Velma was born June 10, 1918, in Lincoln County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Maude Kelly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey F. Hicks; her siblings, Dr. Chelsea Kelly, Dr. Calvert Kelly, Pearl Smith, Pansy Kelly, the Rev. George Kelly, Cecil Walker and John Kelly. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Sam Woodrum and Janet and Denny Armstrong, all of Milton and Ruth and Richard Antepenko of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Elwood Kelly of Idaho and Fletcher Kelly of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Anna Jean Kelly of Sun City, Calif., and Betty Lusher of Florida; and two sisters-in-law, Lillian Hicks of Milton and Ruby Johnson of Oak Hill, W.Va. Velma also leaves seven grandchildren Rick Morrison, Angela Crook, Tony Woodrum, Andrea Smith, Nelson “Hud” Hudson, Jason Morrison and Matthew Hudson; and she was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren.

Rose Ann Bodo Horsley
Mrs. Rose Ann Bodo Horsely, 68, of Huntington died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1934, in Monaville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Jr. and Julia Bodo. She is survived by her son, Mark and his wife, Kim, of Huntington; her older brother, Victor Bill Bodo, and his wife, Janet of Ashland; her younger sister, Patti Bodo Sazy, and her husband, Mike, of Louisville, Ky.; her younger brother, Johnny, of Atlanta; and nieces Cathy, Mary, Lisa and Leslie. She was preceded in death by her older sister, Charlotte, and niece, Monica Ann Lucas. Special thanks to Dr. Todd Gress and his team, as well as to all the staff members of Cabell Huntington Hospital who cared for Rose Ann. Pastor John Reed Jr., a close family friend, will conduct the private family service. Burial in J. L Bowling Pet Cemetery, Winfield, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter, 1901 James River Road, Huntington, WV 25704. Arrangements by Henson Mortuary.

Charles William Chaney, Sr.
Charles William Chaney, Sr., 59 of Wheelersburg, OH passed away Friday, January 24, 2003 at home. Funeral service were conducted Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Rev. Don Noel officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born October 16, 1943 in Ironton, OH a son of the late Harry R. Chaney and Frances McComas Chancy of Milton. He was also preceded in his death by his brother, Gary Chaney. Charles was owner and operator of Tri-State Wholesale Supplies. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Carolyn Chaney; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Michael Lemay, Sr. of Ashland, KY; one son, Charles William Chaney, Jr. of Hollywood, FL; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Frances Chancy of Monett, Missouri; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Freda and Don Chapman of Milton, Sylvia and Joe Neal of Vinton, OH; one sister-in-law, Betty Chaney of Ona; two beloved grandsons, Michael Lemay, Jr. and Charles William Chaney, III; special niece and nephew, Vickie and Ronnie Lunsford.

Glen E. Boyd
Mr. Glen E. Boyd, 74, beloved husband, father and grandfather went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at his residence. He was born Aug. 13, 1928, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Dock and Iva Newman Boyd. He was preceded by two brothers and two sisters. He was retired from Inco Alloys, Welding Products Department. He played in the Tri-State and Industrial Baseball Leagues and umpired high school and Marshall University games. He was a long time New York Yankee and Marshall University football fan. He was a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church and was active in its missionary work and loved his church family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anagene Smith Boyd; son, Mark Boyd of Huntington; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Gary Morrison of South Point, Ohio; four precious granddaughters whom he loved so very much, Ashley and Whitney Morrison of South Point, Jamie and Josie Boyd of Huntington. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. David Lemming, and the Rev. Richard Sexton officiating. Entombment in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Anthony Bugansky
Anthony Bugansky, 60, of Milton, husband of Sandy Bugansky, died Saturday, January 18, 2003 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He retired from Millennium Inorganic Chemicals. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at Edgewood Alliance Church, North Kingsville, Ohio; burial in Greenlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory.

Stella Gooch
Stella Gooch, 95, of Huntington, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by the Rev. L. V. Cartmill and the Rev. Tim Jones. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. She was born April 28, 1907, in Greenup County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Elijah and Laura Brown Litteral. She was a member of the First Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gooch. She is survived by three daughters, Lorena Lusher and her husband Robert, Margaret Gooch and Freda Gooch, all of Huntington; one son, Bill Gooch of Huntington; two sisters, Elizabeth Hensley and Jessie Workman, both of Greenup County, KY; two granddaughters, Debra Lusher of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Rebecca Gooch of Columbus, Ohio; and one great-grandson. Joshua Lusher of Huntington. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.

Juanita Mae Wargo
Juanita Mae Wargo, 80, of Barboursville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 23, 2003 at the Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, W.Va., by the Rev. Lloyd Daubenspeck. Burial in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens. She was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Cedar Grove, W.Va., a daughter of the late Dennis Willis Ramsey Sr. and Addie Mae Butler Ramsey. She was retired from the Diamond Department Store and Stone and Thomas. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by a brother, D.W. Ramsey Jr. and her stepmother, Edna Blount Ramsey. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Wargo of Barboursville; one sister, Ramona Ramsey Gilbert of Aiken, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Ramsey of Aiken; a special friend, Debbie Scarberry; and her special canine friend at home, Annie.

Georgia Elizabeth Hobbs Mounts
Georgia Elizabeth Hobbs Mounts, 90, of Huntington, widow of Okey Mounts, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003. She was born June 20, 1912, a daughter of the late James and Lydia Hobbs. She was a charter member of Pea Ridge Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cecelia Mounts Dawson; two brothers, Earnest and Claude Hobbs; and a sister Kathryn Bailey. Survivors include one son, Jerry Mounts of Kerrville, Texas; grandchildren, Debra Browning, Tim Dawson, Dennis Dawson, Jerri Lowe, Jon Dawson, Sandra Landon, William “Buddy” Mounts, Tracy Hedricks and Jeffery Mounts; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Ridgelawn Abbey of Devotion, with the Rev. Greg Creasy officiating; burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Wilbur Leon Scarberry
Wilbur Leon Scarberry, 67, of Barboursville, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2003, at Mariner Health Care. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor James Jobe. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. He was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Cabell County, a son of the late Wilbur and Pauline Smith Scarberry. He is survived by six sisters, Joan Earles of Orlando, Fla., Carol Kimball of Huntington, Mary Leona Triplett of Glenwood, Karen Sue Hicks of Barboursville, Marian Bowen of Ona and Linda Gowen of Huntington; three brothers, Raymond Scarberry of Willow Wood, Ohio, Johnny Scarberry of Ona and David Scarberry of Scottown, Ohio.

Ramona Kathleen Childers
Ramona Kathleen Childers, 71, of Huntington, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Henson Mortuary by the Rev. Paul Meadows. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born June 15, 1931, in London, W.Va., daughter of the late Willard and Serena Harrison Spears. She was a homemaker and member of Olive Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Carl Kenneth Childers; a son, John Alan Childers of Lexington, S.C.; two daughters, Dottie Lou Holliday of Huntington and Brenda Gail Vititoe of Huntington; three brothers, Willard Dane Spears of Chesapeake, Ohio, Wilford Spears and Alvin Spears of Akron, Ohio; and six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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