July 9 2005 Mildred Irene Sizemore, 92, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 2005, at CAMC-General Division.
She was born on May 24, 1913, in Lizemores, to the late James Griffie and Lola Morton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Beth Jarvis. She was a retired teacher from the Clay County Board of Education, a former member of the National Education Association, and a member of the Lizemores United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, C. Evans Sizemore of Lizemores; son, Joe Sizemore of Sherrills Ford, NC; daughter, Lola Jean Tornabene of Canonsburg, PA; sisters, Nina Murphy and Edith Caldwell, both of Lizemores; grandchildren, Billy Tornabene, Matthew Tornabene, Kim Davis, Melissa Jarvis, and Denny Jarvis; 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the Lizemores United Methodist Church, Lizemores, with Minister Carl Burrows officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
July 6 2005 Retta Kathryn (George) McCain, 78, of St. Albans, entered into rest on July 3, 2005, at her residence. She was born on December 4, 1926, to the late John A. and Rosella Hamrick George. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Robert E. Herold of St. Albans, and Bedford A. Herold of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Stephanie Rose Lane of Naples, FL; 3 grandchildren. Graveside service will be 3 pm Friday, July 8, 2005, at the Reed Cemetery, Clay, with Minister Herbert Vance officiating. There will be no visitation.
July 6 2005 Waldo C. Boggs, 77, died after a short illness in Cleveland, Ohio on July 4, 2005. Mr. Boggs was born in Big Otter, WV on May 30, 1928, to Owen and Emma Boggs. He was the youngest of 12 children. Mr. Boggs is survived by his loving wife 53 years, Dorma Olive Myers Jones Boggs of Cleveland, Ohio; daughters, Carol Elaine Zannino Jones of Clarksburg, Jo Ann Boggs Greenberg and son-in-law, Robert S. Greenberg, of Morristown, N.J.; and former son-in-law, Larry J. Zannino. Also surviving are grandsons, John T. Saucer, Jonathan C.J. Zannino, Brian Zannino of Clarksburg; granddaughters, Rachel Letty Boggs Greenberg and Rebekah Celia Boggs Greenberg of Morristown, N.J.; great-grandchildren, John T. Saucer, Brandon Zannino, Travis Zannino, Anthony Zannino, and James S. Saucer of Clarksburg; sister, Emma Methaney of Big Otter; and numerous other relatives in the Clay County, Akron and Cleveland, Ohio areas. Friends and family are invited to call at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, 154 Main Street, Clay, WV on Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8. Burial will follow immediately at Clay Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at a later date for Cleveland area friends. The family asks that donations be sent to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060 in lieu of flowers.
July 2 2005 Denvial S. "Denver" Sizemore, 63, of Glen went home to be with his Lord June 30, 2005, at home. He was born on July 26, 1941, at Lizemores, Clay County, the son of Sheridan E. and Alpha Lee Sizemore. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister. He was a retired custodian for Elkem Metals of Alloy, and attended the Christian Church of Lizemores.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret ?Kathy? Sizemore of Glen; brothers, Thurman (Patty) of Dixie, Clarence of Drennen, Kester (Connie) of Kimberly; sisters, Thelma Pritt of Mt. Nebo, Sendia (Carl) Anderson of Clendenin, Donnie (Don) Pritt of Swiss; several nieces and nephews and a lot of special friends and neighbors. Funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Naaman Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Kingfield Cemetery, Glen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
June 30 2005 David Chilton Loving, 77, of Clay, entered into rest on June 28, 2005, at Summersville Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 30, 1927, son of the late James and Rosie Loving. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Loving. He was a retired millwright from Elk River Coal and Lumber Company. Survivors include his sons, James Loving of Clay and Jackie Loving of Dille; daughters, Ellen Lambey of Ivydale and Christine McCune of Indore; 9 grandchildren, 6 great- grandchildren. Graveside service will be 11 am Saturday, July 2, 2005, at the Loving Cemetery, Harrison, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
June 27 2005 Georgia E. Morris 83, of Ivydale WV entered into rest on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Laurel Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center. Born July 7, 1921, in Clay County to the late Edward M. Lambey and Lula Jane Hughes Lambey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Pete Morris. She was a retired Post Master. Georgia is survived by eight children, Robert Morris of Stowe, Ohio; Frank Morris of Wallback, WV; Ruth Ann Monahan, of Basye, VA; Lula Mae Smith, of Ripley, WV; Samuel Morris of Martinsburg, WV; Judy Lynn Morris; of Martinsburg, WV; Randy Morris of White Plains, MD; Jeffery Morris of Waldorf, MD; four daughter in laws and two son in laws; seventeen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. brothers Nolan Lambey and Ted Lambey of Ivydale, WV, sisters, Leota McConkey of Elkview, WV and Thelma Helmick of Gassaway, WV, a host of nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be 10:00a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with the Minister Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will follow in the Morris Cemetery at Rush Fork. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
June 20 2005 Dewey Franklin Sharp, 90, eldest son of the late Marion and Della Jackson Sharp, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Buckeye, after a long illness. He had been under the care of Pocahontas Center for the past 2½ years. Born May 23, 1915, at Fairview, Dewey spent his earlier years working in numerous logging camps in and around Pocahontas County before serving his country in World War II. There, he met and married Irene Lipps of Meridian, Miss. He returned to Pocahontas County where he lived the remainder of his life. Dewey served as Buckskin Scout camp ranger from 1960 to 1986, in a job he truly loved, meeting people and developing friendships that would last a lifetime. Dewey was a longtime member of the Marlinton Rotary Club, Greenbrier Valley Soil Conservation District and various other volunteer positions throughout Pocahontas County. Preceding him in death were his wife, Irene; brothers, Denny, Dock, Oley and Wade; and sisters, Ruby McCarty, Lillian Nizolek and Geraldine Wilfong. Survivors include a brother, Willie “Bill” Sharp of Richmond, Va.; along with many nieces and nephews. The Rev. Robert Mann will hold funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with military honors by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
June 20 2005 Emmett "Buck" Junior Schoolcraft of Powellton, WV entered into rest on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at his home. He was Preceded in death by his father Johnny Schoolcraft and Sister Alma Albaugh. Buck is survived by his wife Bernice Schoolcraft of Powellton, WV, mother Linda Schoolcraft of Powellton, WV, sons Randy E. Schoolcraft of Powellton, WV, Michael Schoolcraft of Powellton, WV, brothers William Schoolcraft of Duck, WV, Freddy Schoolcraft of Groves Creek, WV, Bill Pennington of Mink Shoals, WV, sisters Linda Lambey of Big Otter, WV, Nancy Loving of Widen Ridge, WV, Mahalia Cantrell of Duck, WV, Shirley Butcher of Deanse, WV, Rotha Kowska of Michigan, Emilee Duncan of Newport News WV, Mary Ward of Phelps, KY, Josephine Nelisher of Canton, OH, Jean Marcum of St. Albans, WV and Louis Bartley of Chesapeake, WV. 3 Grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Freddy Schoolcraft Officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapman Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Monday at the funeral home.
June 12 2005 Dick Starcher, 81, of Akron, OH, went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2005, at City Hospital in Akron. He was born on April 9, 1924, in Clay, to the late Lash Starcher and Mary Green Rolyson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two daughters, Pamela Sue and Danita Ann. He was a retired landscaper for Starrs Lawnservice, and a World War II Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Deloris (Duffield) Starcher of Akron; step-son, Rick (Kathy) Duffield of Norton, OH; sons, Daniel Starcher and Joseph Starcher, both of Akron; daughters, Ellen (Paul) Jackson of Virginia, Daisy (Carlson) Boyce of West Virginia, Carol (Don) Falls of West Virginia, Vickie Adams of Akron, Joyce (Robert) Stouffer of Pennsylvania, Penny Bishop of Akron, Teresa (John) Wolfe of Barberton; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 am Monday, June 13, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Herbert Vance officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Cemetery, O?Brion, Duck, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Zion Assembly Church of God, 126 21st St., NW, Barberton, OH 44203, in care of Rick Duffield.
June 8 2005 Norma J. Mitchell, 64, of Bomont,entered into rest June 6, 2005 at her home. She was born December 31, 1940 to the late George and Myrtle Williams Rollins. Survivors include her husband Allen W. Mitchell of Bomont; son Allen W. Mitchell Jr. of Bomont. Brother Ralph Rollins of Columbus OH, sisters Virginia Bradley and Ruth Mosley both of Portsmouth OH. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at the Schoonover Cemetery Bomont WV, with the Minister Estil Myers officiating.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
June 6 2005 Loren William Cox, 32, of Rainelle passed away Saturday, June 4, at home after an apparent heart attack. Born April 5, 1973, at Charleston, he was the son of Jim and Betty Cox of Rainelle. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Loren H. Cox of Meadow Bridge; and his maternal grandparents, Dilford and Belvia Javins of Ashford-Rumble.
Loren was a 1991 graduate of Greenbrier West High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Veva Cox of Meadow Bridge; three brothers and their wives, Curtis and Sandra Cox of Rainelle, Kevin and Kim Cox of Smoot and Johnny Cox of Rainelle; a nephew, Corey Cox of Rainelle; and three nieces, Samantha and Heather Cox of Rainelle and Karissa Cox of Smoot. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Cox Cemetery, Meadow Bridge, with Evangelist George Deitz officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
June 2 2005 SSG/E6 Fredrick E. Gene Koch, retired from the US Army, passed away on May 31, 2005 after a long illness of heart desease. He was born July 5 1941 at Blue Knob, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father Curtis H Koch Sr of Maysel and two sisters, Shirley Case and Regina Koch of Maysel, WV He is survived by two daughters, Stefanie Koch and Jolene Koch of Banburg Germany. His mother Wanita Koch of Maysel, long time friend Ruby DeMoss of Procious, one brother Curtis H Koch, five sisters , Judy Hall of Clendenin, Addies Palececk of Cleveland OH, Joan Rose of Maysel, Betty Greenawald of Spencer, and Becky Koch. Graceside service will be held at Blue Knob Cemetary , Saturday June 4 2005 at 11am. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
May 26 2005 Eleanor L. King, 83, of St. Albans, died May 25, 2005, at Valley Center Nursing Home, St. Albans, WV. She was born on October 20, 1921, in Clay County to the late William Hansford King and Sarah Alice Eagle King. She was a bottle selector for Owens-Illinois in Kanawha City. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, at the King Cemetery, Maysel, with Minister Herbert Vance officiating. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
May 25 2005 Woodrow Wilson Cutlip, 78, of Duck, entered into rest on May 24, 3005 at his home. He was born on January 31, 1927, at Servia, WV, to the late Frederick Isaac and Sarah Bertha White Cutlip. He was a retired school bus driver and a member of the Otter Lick Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Lula Mae Tanner Cutlip of Duck; son, Woodrow Ray Cutlip of Duck; daughters, Carolyn Sue Burkhammer of Duck, Dottie Lou Rider of Clay, Deborah Kay Burnside of Ivydale, Rosemary Grose of Duck and Tamela June Ross of Duck; brother, Eugene Mason Cutlip of Big Otter; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; foster children, Channing Cutlip of Ivydale and Iva Rozella Cutlip of Charleston. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Fork Cemetery, Big Otter. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
May 21 2005 Torrett Donald Adams, 81, of Ivydale, went home to be with the Lord May 20, 2005, after a long illness. He was born on August 21, 1923, to the late Ernest Dwight Adams and Lilly Edith Conley Adams. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sons, Ricky Allen and Darrius Wayne Adams. He graduated from Clay County High School, was an all star football player and four-year letterman, was an Army Veteran of World War II, having been a combat veteran of the South Pacific Theatre. He retired from Valley Camp Coal Company, was a member of the UMWA, a member of the Big Otter Baptist Church, Ivydale, and a member of the VFW. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Irene Fields Adams of Ivydale; sons and daughters-in-law, Verlin Ray and Margaret Davis Adams of Ivydale, Garrett Don and Laura Crouse Adams of Ivydale; grandchildren,
Vicki Bracket Adams, Mandi White and Matthew White; six great-grandchildren. He will be loved and missed by all that knew him. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Rick Canfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Family Cemetery, Ivydale, with military graveside rites conducted by Clay VFW Post 4419. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday, May 22, 2005, at the funeral home.
May 19 2005 Virgle E. Nelson, 82, of Maysel, passed away at Charleston Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 17th, just eight months after the tragic death of his youngest daughter, Nancy. He was born on July 25, 1922, the oldest son of the late Herman and Chessie Mullins Nelson of Clay. In addition to his parents and his daughter, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Madeline Adams of Valley Fork. Virgle was a World War II veteran and was wounded in the invasion of Normandy. He received the purple heart and other medals. Survivors include his wife of 56+ years, Irene Triplett Nelson of Maysel; son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Janandra Nelson of Maysel; daughters and sons-in-laws, Vivian and Kenny Knotts, Sharon and Ray James, and Betty Nelson, all of Maysel; brothers, Byrl Nelson of Valley City, OH, and Jerry Nelson of Clay; sisters, Reva Snodgrass of Spencer, Dorothy Keener and Glada Lanham, both of Clay, Myrl Bailey of Spencer, Cathryn Bargar of Valley Fork, and Nancy Lambey of North Wilksboro, NC; eight grandchildren, David Nelson of Maysel, Clarissa Nelson McClellan of Elkview, Craig Knotts of Johnstown, OH, Carla Knotts Evans of Gahana, OH, Sandra James Stack of Beckley, John James of Maysel, Stephanie Givens Rogers of Norwalk, OH, and Whitney Irene Nelson of Maysel; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Ministers Dewey Tanner and Darius Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Cemetery on Dundon Hill, Clay, with military graveside rites conducted by Clay VFW Post 4419. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.