Aug 16 2005 Evalene Friend Ward, (Ma Ward), 82, of Ivydale, walked through Heaven?s gates hand in hand with Jesus on August 15, 2005. She was born on October 8, 1922, in Clay County to the late Marion and Laura Friend. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John "Joe" Ward, and her brother, Cecil Friend. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend to all and a member of the Ivydale United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, John J. and Ruth Ward, Steven Ward, and Roger and Diane Ward, all of Ivydale; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Andy Rogers of South Charleston, Joyce and Sonny (Gary) Butcher of Ivydale, and Cathy and Junior Samples of Procious; brother and sister-in-law, Lantie and Betty Friend of Ivydale; sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Bud Streets of Lakeland, FL; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and special caregivers, Sally Rhodes, Charlotte McCracken, and Teresa Bass. Funeral service will be 10 am Thursday, August 18, 2005, at the Ivydale United Methodist Church with Pastor Jimmy Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Ward Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
Aug 16 2005 Harley Lee White, 80, of Valley Fork, entered into rest Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Braxton Health Care. He was born August 12, 1925 to the late Frances and Hattie White. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son Johnny White. He was retired machinest for Mills Metal Company. Harley is survived by one son Roger C. White of Frametown, WV. Sister Lona Drake of Grand Island, NY. 9 Grandchildren and several Great- Grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Little Laurel Cemetery Maysel. Friends may call 6 to 8 pm Monday, at the funeral home.
Aug 10 2005 Imogene Miller, 71, of Maysel, Entered into rest August 6, 2005 at home. She was born April 10, 1934 to the late James and Ida Holcomb. Imogene is survived by her daughter Sandra K. Smith of Akron OH; Sons Jeffrey, Calvin, and Gregory Miller all of Akron OH; Brothers Charles Holcomb of Maysel, WV; Bob Holcomb of Canton OH; sister Lydia Schafstall of Maysel, WV.; 6 Grandchildren 9 Great-Grandchildren The body will be cremated. There will be a memorial service announced at a later date. Carl Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Aug 4 2005 Larry Gene(Two Gun) Kelley, Sr, 61, of Ivydale, died July 27, 2005, at home. Born on July 4, 1944, he was the son of the late Lewis and Arlene Kelley. He was a retired typesetter, and a Navy Veteran. Survivors include his son, Larry G. Kelley, Jr. of Ovapa; daughters, Angela Hodge of Bomont and Carla Gneiting of Glen Burnie, MD; brother, Denzil Kelley of WV; sisters, Debbie Latham of Ohio, Alberta Conrad of North Carolina, and Shelia ?Sam? Kelley of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Jeffrey Taylor and Ashton Kelley of Morgantown, Erica Taylor of Bomont, Alexander Kelley of Ovapa, Taylor, Aaron and Brianne Gneiting of Glen Burnie, MD.
A memorial service will be 1 pm Thursday, August 4, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Matt Tanner officiating.
August 3 2005 Benjamin "Benny" Stephenson, 57, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Dixie, WV, died July 28, 2005, at Franklin Square Hospital in Balitmore following a short illness. He was the son of the late Benjamin "Hub" Stephenson and Donna M. Stephenson of Dixie, WV. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca Bess Stephenson, and one nephew, John D. Mullins, Jr. Surviving are his companion, Carol Madigan of Baltimore; son, Jeff Stephenson and his wife, Debra, of Belleville, WV; daughter, Donna Jo Elswick and her husband, Jonathan, of Dixie; grandsons, Dalton and Corey Elswick; brothers, Zane Stephenson of Shrewsbury and Roger Stephenson of Dundalk, MD; sisters, Rena Mullins of Dundalk, Naomi Rutledge, Mitzy O?Dell, and Rachel Bird, all of Dixie; 8 nieces and nephews and 7 great- nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 pm Monday, August 1, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Lonnie Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
July 26 2005 Tina Lynn Hill, 36, of Widen WV, originally of Roanoke VA, passed away at the home of her sister Donna Hills on Sunday July 24, 2005 She was born January 29, 1969, in Columbus, OH. Tina is survived by her mother Bertha Hill of Widen, WV., two sons Nathainel Dale Hill of Charmco, WV., Adryan Ray Hill of Canvas, WV., daughter Trista Renee Lipps of Charmco. WV., sisters Deloris Tinney of Summersville, WV., Donna Hill of Widen, WV., Joann Clemente and Cindy Reyes of Fredericksburg, VA., Melinda Jones of Stafford, VA., brothers Gary Hill of Summerville, WV., James Hill of Fredericksburg, VA., Larry Hill of Triangle, VA., and Jerry Hill of Widen, WV. Funeral service will be 2:00p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, with Minister Gary Butcher of Roanoke VA., officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wilson Ridge, Widen. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
July 22 2005 Angela Mae (Copen) Rhodes, 27, of Duck, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at CAMC-General Division. She was born on November 17, 1977, to Larry and Linda Copen. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Jacob R. Rhodes of Duck; daughter, Chelsey M. Rhodes of Duck; father and mother, Larry L. and Linda Copen of Duck; brother, Larry T. Copen of Duck; sister, Gelinda Jean Skaggs of Newton. Graveside service will be l pm Sunday, July 24, 2005, at King Cemetery, Calhoun County, with Minister Darius Arnold officiating. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
July 21 2005 Virginia Williams, 71, of Fola, WV entered into rest on Monday, July 18, 2005, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter, WV. She was born on May 26, 1934, at Bickmore to the late Bill Duncan and Goldie Hycel Duncan. Virginia was a homemaker and a member of Fola Missionary Baptist Church, Fola. She is survived by her children, Joyce Paintiff, Gary Williams, Ronald Williams, Romie Williams, Dorothy Williams, Peggy DeBoard, Ruth Truman, Homer Williams, Lori Hamrick, George Williams, Terrie Williams, Karen Williams, Shasana Quinn, Wilbert Brown, Dawn Moore, and Terry Brown; 34 grandchildren and 27 great- grandchildren; brothers, Romie Duncan of Carolton, TX, and Oscar Keith of Flatwoods, WV; sisters, Bonnie Lytle of Frametown, Ruby Legg of Indore, and Norma Speth of Medina, OH. Graveside service will be 2:30 Friday, July 22, 2005.at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, WV. Friends may call from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
July 21 2005 Robert D. Faulkner, 63, of Bomont, died July 20, 2005, at home. Born on December 3, 1941, in Rainelle, he was the son of the late Eugene Klaun Faulkner and Glenna Jane Osborne Faulkner of Dupont City. He was a conductor for the Norfolk and Southen Railroad, an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Dupont City. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Shirley May Mitchell Faulkner of Bomont; sons, Samuel Eugene Faulkner of Bomont and Scott Clyde Faulkner of Mill Creek, WV; daughters, Toni Lynn Phillips of Sanford, NC and Pamela Diane Holbert of Clendenin, WV; brother, Larry Clyde Faulkner of Charleston, WV; sisters, Eugena Rose McCallister of Myrtle Beach, SC and Linda Jane Dugan of Leesburg, VA; grandchildren, Scott Phillips, Greg Phillips, Brittani Holbert, Chelsea Holbert, Ashley Holbert, Caleb Childers, Jacob Conrad, Zachary Faulkner, and Tanner Faulkner. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, where a memorial service will be held at 7:30 pm, conducted by Minister Darris Barker. The body will be cremated.
Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
July 21 2005 John C. Legg, Jr., 75, of Naples, FL, died July 12, 2005 in Naples. He was born on November 19, 1929, in West Virginia, to the late John Curtis Sr. and Hattie Legg. He had lived and worked in New Jersey until moving to Naples in 1989. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and a retired Air Traffic Controller, specializing in research and development for the industry, and a member of the Fola Missionary Baptist Church, Fola, WV. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Margaret of Naples; children, Mary Jane of New Jersey, John III of Oklahoma, Jeff and Joe of New Jersey, Jerry of California, and Judy of Florida; brothers, Elbert Legg of Pinehurst, NC, Harold Legg of Cambridge, OH, Max Legg of Morton, WA, Ned Legg of Bremerton, WA, and Kenneth Legg of Robertsdale of AL; sisters, Bernice Hughes of Accoville, WV, Grace and Great Brown of Bickmore, Mary Hess of St. Louis, MO, and Nancy Tucker of Palm Coast, FL; and numerous grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2 pm Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Donations in John?s memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
July 20 2005 Georgie Marie Foreman, 85, of Lizemores went home to be with the lord and her loving husband of 53 year Gordan David Foreman on Monday July 18, 2005. She was born June 18, 1920 to the late Ben and Lonnie Taylor Ramsey. Sons and daughter in law Gordan and Linda Foreman of Pelican, La, Charles Foreman of Converse, La, Carl and Janice Foreman of Tampa, Fl, Robert and Charlotte Foreman of Apple Grove, WV, Thomas and Wanda Foreman of Titus, AL daughters and son in laws Dana Kay Foreman of Amelia, VA, Jo Ann and Hans Kerbetz of Alexandra City, Al, Betty and Alfred Underwood of Lizemores, WV. 17 Grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 22, 2005 at United Methodist Church Lizemores, with minister Herb Vance and Carl Burrows officiating. Burial will follow in Morton Cemetery, Lizemores. Friend may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
July 18 2005 Ora E. Rogers Strickland, 99, of Clay died July 16, 2005, at home after a long illness. Her Caretakers were Barbara Hill and Kay Hubbard. She was homemaker. Ora was preceded in death by her husband, Loran Boone Strickland. Surviving daughters Geneva Skean of Welcome, NC; Doris Hostetter of Columbus, OH; Evelyn Will of Easton, MD; Edna Brown of Clay, WV; Wanda Eagle of Valley City, OH; sons Keith of South Charleston, WV; Steve of Dillon Co, WV; Rodney G. of Bend, OR; 24 Grandchildren, 48 Great Grand Children and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.; Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Mike Schoonover officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
July 18 2005 Gladys Burnside Metz Moore, 93, of Clay, entered into rest on July 15, 2005, at Oak Ridge Center, Charleston. Born on June 3, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Amos Burnside and Minnie Lance Burnside Cogar. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Metz and Shawkey Moore; brothers, Lawrence, Harl, Oak, Arnold ?Bum? and Hobert Burnside, sister, Etta Lyons, and step-son, Pete Moore. She was a homemaker . Survivors include her son, Carl A. ?Jimmy? Metz of Parkersburg; daughter, Jo Ann Osborne of Wallback; step-son, Jim Moore of Stafford, VA; step-daughters, Ellen ?Boots? Sizemore of Dale City, VA, and Cindy Mullins of Hartland; half-sister, Alva McGlothlin of Hartland; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 pm Monday, July 18, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Paul Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
July 18 2005 Blanch G. Tawney, 66, of Clay, entered into rest on July 15, 2005, at home after a short illness. Born on July 26, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Albert Lawson and Vesta Shamblin. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her children, Sherry Lynn Fewell, Melinda S. Habjan, Pamela Pross, and James Tawney; sister, Sarah Goode; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Lorene Shamblin and Albert (Buck) and Jean Shamblin, Jr; grandchildren, Jason and Tyler Fewell, Isaiah Murphy and Kaitlyn Habjan, Joshua and Jonathan Pross. Graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Ralph Davis officiating. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
July 14 2005 William Garrett King, 72, of Valley Fork, died July 11, 2005 at home. He was born on October 19, 1932, to the late Robert Preston and Mammie Ethel Woodrum King. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved pet, Crocket, and sister, Nina Faye King. He retired from Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., Coco, after 34 years of service, was an Army Veteran, a member of Local OCAW-Pace, and Local Union 628. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Brenda Keen King of Valley Fork; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sandy Moore King of Pt. Pleasant; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and David Duffield of Valley Fork; grandson, Justin King of Florence, KY; sisters, Irene Hardman of St. Albans, Ivy Wells of Fairmont, Agnes Beckett of Amma, and Audrey Oxley of Newton; brothers, Gene King of Clay, Earl King of Valley Fork, and Jerry King of Spencer. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 15, 2005, from 6 to 8 pm at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kanawha County Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV.
July 11 2005 Cecil A. Brown, 86, of Indore entered into rest July 9, 2005 at Montgomery Elderly Care Home. He was born to the late Benjamin and Ursely Brown. Three Daughters Nora Brown of Indore, WV; Evelyn Neal of Belva, WV; Nona Brannan of Glen Dale, MD. Brothers Howard Brown Vaughan, WV; Ernest Brown of Vaughan, WV; Robert Brown of Belva, WV sister Irene Neal of Vaughan, WV; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Services will be 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, Graveside service will be at the Pugh Winnell Cemetery Indore, WV at 11:30 with Minister William Johnson officiating.
July 10 2005 Mary M. Nottingham Withrow, 83, of Indore, entered into rest on July 9, 2005, at CAMC General Hospital. Born on March 9, 1922, she was the daughter of the late James Rice and Ollie Tucker Morton. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her sons, Romey Nottingham and Ray Nottingham, both of Indore, and Leroy Nottingham of Cedar Grove; daughter, Marie Taylor of Indore; 13 Grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 4 pm Monday, July 11, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dennis Preast officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanders Cemetery, Indore. Friends may call from 2 to 4 pm on Monday at the funeral home.
July 10 2005 Evelyn Carol Backus, 68, of Valley Fork, Clay County, passed away July 8, 2005, at Roane General Hospital after an extended illness. Born on September 23, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Rebecca Mae Salisbury Summers. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Dortha Ann Summers, and one brother, Walter R. "Bud" Summers.
She retired as a cook from Roane General Hospital after 18 years of service. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Terri Backus of Scott Depot; daughters and sons-in-law, June and Jim Brannon of Spencer, Shelia and Richard Harold of Spencer, and Kim and MSGT. Jerri Rogers of RAF Mildenhall, UK; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte Kay and Harry Grimmet of Sun City, AZ and sister-in-law, Terry Summers of Valley Fork. Funeral service will be 12 noon Monday, July 11, 2005, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Wallback. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 am to 12 noon at the Church on Monday.