Elizabeth R. Davis
Elizabeth R. Davis, 82, of Hurricane died December 20, 2002.
Service was held Monday, December 23, 2002, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Rosalie Fletcher, 66, of Scott Depot died December 21, 2002, at her residence following a long illness.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving: husband, James C. Fletcher Sr.; daughters, Barbara Quentrill and Lisa Roger, both of Hurricane; sons, James Fletcher Jr. of Charleston and Mike Atkinson of Ravenswood; sisters, Ruby Atkinson and Virginia Lucas, both of Hurricane, and Frances Davis of Grafton, Ohio; brothers, James R. and Roger Evans, both of Elyria, Ohio; stepfather, James Harris of Elyria; six grandchildren.
Service was held Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Bruce Young officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Betty L. Stephenson
Betty Louise George Stephenson, 69, of Hurricane died December 22, 2002, in Putnam General Hospital.
She was born April 23, 1933 in Dehue, the daughter of the late Walter and Carrie Ellen Powell George. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Kathleen Shelor, Gladys Molofsky and Irene Abbott.
She was a graduate of Logan High School and was a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane.
Surviving: daughters, Sue Ann Painter of Hurricane and Brenda Kay Khan of Fairfax, Virginia; sister, Maxine Head of Portsmouth, Ohio; brother, Ralph George of Logan; grandchildren, Sidney David Ellis, Donald Sowards III and Melissa Ann Veres.
Service was held Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Dr. Dan Hogan officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Jane Bolyard, 83, of Hurricane, formerly of Charleston, died December 19, 2002, in the Arthur B. Hodges Center, Charleston.
She was a retired nurse from CAMC and a member of Christ Church United Methodist and the Pilot Club.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred of Sacramento and Mary of Charleston, and brothers, Gail of Fairmont and Lawrence of Barrackville.
Surviving: nephews, Arthur Bolyard of Parkersburg, Hurford Bolyard of Clendenin, Larry Bolyard of Rochester, New York , and Mark Bolyard of Barrackville.
A memorial service was held Friday, December 27, 2002, at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Dr. Keith Clarke officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice or to the Pilot Club of Charleston, 2506 Kay Lane, Charleston WV 25302.
Grace Anna Watkeys Parke
Grace Anna Watkeys Parke, 96, of Barboursville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Memorial services were conducted Friday, Dec. 27, 2002 at the Wallace Home and Chapel, Barboursville by Rev. Harry T. Rowe. She was born Sept. 23, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late Geroge and Minnie Haisch Watkeys. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Elston J. Parke and by one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lettie Watkeys of Huntington. She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth W. Ast, of Barboursville; two nieces and their husbands, Carolyn and Don Baylous of Barboursville and Judith and Roger Fortner of Huntersville, N.C.; one nephew and his wife, Charles and Tammy Watkeys of Huntington; six great nieces and nephews, Joy and Homer Ransdell of Barboursville, Dr. J.D. and Denise Baylous of Virginia Beach, Va., Shay and Rob Heckard of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, Mike and Mary Fortner of Hampton, Va., Chip and Teena Watkeys of Greenville, N.C., David Watkeys and fiance Michele of St. Albans; five great-great nieces and five great-great nephews; and many friends at Wyngate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Hospice of Huntington, Box 464, Huntington.
Edward L. Klodowski, Jr.
Edward L. Klodowski, Jr., 49, of Milton, W.Va., passed away Monday, December 23, 2002 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Friday, December 27, 2002, at the West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton, W.Va., by the Rev. Joe Hutchinson. He was born January 21, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of Edward L. Klodowski Sr. of Milton and the late June P. Covol Klodowski. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. Also surviving are his daughter, Crystal Diane Klodowski and two sons, Clint Edward and Chad Arthur Klodowski, all of Milton; one sister, Judith Rowe of Barboursville; one brother, Paul Klodowski of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren, Clint Jr. and Cheyenne. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Ida “Sweetie” Warf Adkins
Ida “Sweetie” Warf Adkins, 80, of Milton died December 22, 2002. Funeral services were conducted at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, on Friday, December 27, 2002 by Pastor Pete Davidson and Pastor Bill Davis. Burial in Baylous Cemetery. She was born June 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Claude Warf and Addie Adkins Warf. She was a member of Bloomingdale-Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil E. Adkins. She is survived by one daughter, Frances “Frankie” Rae Hooker of Milton; one son, Ralph Douglas Humphreys of Milton; one stepson, Charles A. Cook of Huntington and six grandchildren.
Gladys Adkins, 83, of Huntington, loving Mother and Grandmother, went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 23, 2002. She was born on December 11, 1919, the daughter of the late Park and Alma Adkins of Lincoln County, but she was raised by George and Elsie Brinegar of Raccoon Creek in Cabell County. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Betty Jean, Dolly and Crystal Adkins; two granddaughters, Kimberly Ann and Gladys Renee Easthom; and one grandson, Terry Lynn Plybon. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Baptist Church on Raccoon Creek. She retired after 35 years of service from St. Mary’s Medical Center. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lois Jean Plybon and her husband Ray, Carolyn “Chick” Goodman and her husband Jim with whom she made her home, all of Huntington, and Mildred M. “Mick” Smith and her husband Gene of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Tressie Dalton of Westerville, Ohio, Lucy West of Kenova, W.Va, and Shirley Sanders of East Lynn, W.Va.; four very special cousins, Viola and Gary Smith, Jean Fonda and Lula Belle Edmonds; and many special loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, December 27, 2002, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville with the Rev. Larry Perry and the Rev. A.J. Perry officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and Hospice of Huntington for their assistance in the care and comfort of our Mother during her time of need. “Although you’ve departed this world, Mother, you will live on in our hearts forever.”
Wanda Jean Burke
Wanda Jean Burke, 45, of Orange, Texas, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away December 20, 2002, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 26, 2002 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Ray Adkins and the Rev. Zachary Bills. Burial in Marion Cemetery. She was born July 17, 1957, in Huntington, a daughter of Lillian Eplin Estep of Huntington and the late Elder Bill Estep. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ewell and Halie Eplin and paternal grandparents, Vance and Virgie Estep. Also surviving are her daughter, Brandy Burke; her sons, Jason Lee Turner and Michael Turner, both of Texas, and Matthew Turner in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Japan; her twin sister, Jo Johnson of Texas; and five grandchildren.
Bertram Riley Morgan
Bertram Riley Morgan, 89, of Huntington, longtime resident of Ona, lived hand in hand with Jesus and was reunited with his loved ones in heaven on December 23, 2002, after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 27, 2002, at Beulah Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Wire Branch Road, Ona, with the Rev. Alonzo Black officiating. Burial followed in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born September 5, 1913, in Wallawa, Ore, a son of the late David Reed and Flossie Mae Brunk Morgan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine Murray Morgan; six brothers, Phil, Ralph, John, Glenn, Carl and Tracy Morgan; one sister. June Morgan and five great-grandchildren. He was employed with his family’s agricultural business in Oregon in his youth. He served in the US Navy as a petty officer during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Huntington Alloys in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was previously a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Ona. He faithfully attended Buelah Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Riley Morgan of Chickasha, Ohio and Dennis “Midget” Morgan of Ona;. four daughters, Teresa Champ of Beckley, Kathleen Brown of Huntington, Rebecca Stewart of Huntington and Christina Adkins of Ceredo; one brother, Patrick Morgan of Grants Pass, Ore.; two sisters, Nellie Johnson and Virginia Vahrenwald, both of Grants Pass, Ore.; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Lester Eugene Adkins
Lester Eugene Adkins, 66, of Huntington, husband of Stella Marie Adkins, died Thursday, December 19th, at home. Also surviving are five sisters, Helen Simpkins of Richwood, Louise Simpkins of Rome, Ohio, Vivian Miller of Bedford, Va, Margaret Mahon of Meador and Martha Taylor of Logan, Ohio; and one brother, J.C Adkins of Warencliff. Funeral services were conducted December 24th at Beard Mortuary, Huntington; burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.beardfuneralhome.com.
Wanda Jean Burke
Wanda Jean Burke, 45, of Orange Texas, formerly of Huntington, died Friday at home. Surviving are her mother, Lillian Eplin Estep of Huntington; one daughter, Brandy Burke of Texas; three sons, Jason Lee Turner, Michael Turner, both of Texas, and Matthew Turner in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Japan; one sister, Jo Johnson of Texas; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 pm Thursday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville; burial in Marion Adkins Cemetery.
David Stone, 42, of Huntington passed away on December 20, 2002, at home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor Jeff Black. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. He was born on April 29, 1960, in Huntington, a son of Margaret Day Stone of Huntington and the late Donald Stone. He was co-owner of Stone’s Flower City. Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Andrew Johnson. and one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Christy Stone, all of Lexington, Ky; one sister, Brenda Stone of Huntington; three grandchildren, Caitlin, Peyton and Jenna Stone. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Jacqueline M. Swann
Jacqueline M. Swann, 66, of Waynesboro, Va, died Monday, December 23, 2002, at her residence. She was born August 23, 1936, the daughter of the late I.E. and Mercedes Coffman Lively, in Huntington, W Va, and was a member of the Fishersville United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, I.E. ‘Jimmy’ Lively Jr. and George Lively. Survivors include her husband, Philip L. Swann Sr.; a daughter and her husband, Suzanne S. Sayre and Chip of Fishersville, Va.; a son and his wife, Phillip L Swann Jr. and Jolene of Staunton, Va.; a twin brother and his wife, Jack B. Lively and Jackie of Huntington, W.Va; a sister and her husband, Gloria L Crouch and Jim of Summersville, W.Va,; five grandchildren, Nicole and Brittany Swann, and Jason, Brad and David Sayre, along with numerous nieces and nephews. We thank you Lord, for she brought great joy and inspiration to all. A Celebration of Life Service was held at noon Friday, December 27, 2002, at the Blue Ridge Church of Christ conducted by the Revs. Todd Brown and Larry Nolff. The family requests memorial donations be made to a church of your choice. Arrangements were provided by the Reynolds Funeral Service of Waynesboro, Va.