Dec 12 2004 Charles Eugene Gray, child of God, loving Husband, Daddy, Grandpa, and Brother passed from the arms of his family to the arms of God on Sunday, December 12, 2004. Charles was born on April 12, 1938, to the late Hanse and Alice Gray. He will live on through his wife, Ona Rose Gray, his daughters and son by marriage, Loretta Gray and Melinda and Kevin Isaacs, and his grandson, Charles Gray Isaacs, all of Maysel, WV. He is also survived by his brothers, Jim Bill, Lowell, and Woodrow all of Sycamore, WV., Donald of Clay, WV., and sister Carol Moore of Albion, NY. One sister, Ruby Gray, preceded him in death. His Testimony of God?s grace will be an example for all of us as we continue in this world. The dignity of his life and the grace of his passing is a true example of God?s love. There will be no visitation. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2004 with Minister Mike Schoonover. Burial will be in the Salisbury Cemetery, Ivydale WV.
Dec 12 2004 William Clyde Pierson , 86 of Spencer WV, went to be with the lord on December 11, 2004, after a long illness. He was born October 11, 1918 to Benjamin Franklin and Lydia Caroline Pierson. Clyde was a welder for 35 years. He is survived by his two children, son Mike Pierson of Clay, and daughter Barbara Skaer of Lakeland Florida. 6 grandchildren Jody Pierson of Maysel, Sissy Barker of Bomont, Jake Pierson of Clay, Mika McKee Pierson of Maysel, Kevin Skaer of Pennsylvania and Michael Skaer of Florida. Sisters Thelma Hill of Hurricane, WV, Anna Walker of Charleston WV, and Virginia Whittier of Baltimore, MD. Funeral Service will be Tuesday December 14, 2004 at 3:00 P.M.
With the Minister Dennis Legg officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at Carl Wilson Funeral Home Clay, WV. Burial will be in the Pierson Cemetery Blue Knob, WV.
Dec 12 2004 Oleta Dawson, 88, of Clay, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2004, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Avis and Cecil Birthisel, of St. Albans, WV. Oleta was born on August 8, 1916, in Clay County to the late Harvey and Tempest Hersman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, W. L. Dawson; sister and brother-in-law, Jeneta and Harold Smith; and brothers, Dencil and Dennis Hersman. She was a retired custodian from the Clay County Board of Education. Other survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Vera Boggs (Todd) of Nitro, and Janice Scott (Jarrell) of Winfield; sons and daughter-in-law, Wilbert Lee Dawson, Jr. (Donna) of Pliny, and Virgil Dawson of Nitro; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Harry Dobbins officiating. Interment will be at the Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 pm on Monday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc., 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.
Dec 8 2004 Freda Rushing on November 26 2004 at Lakeside Hosp Brockport NY. Mrs Rushing was born March 17 1935 in Clay County West Virginia, a daughter of the late John Edwar Drennen and Flisty Mae Brown Drennen. She had lived in the Albion NY area since 1967. She is survived by her children, grand children, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs Rushing was predeceased by her husband Robert G Rushing, granddaughter Tina Marie Rushing, great grandson Timothy Rushing, brothers Jake Grose, Homer Drennen, Jernie Drennen; sisters Myrtle Brown, Leona Brown, Velma Williams and Bonnie Brown. Burial was Wednesday Dec 1 2004 at Mt Albion Cemetary. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.
Dec 4 2004 Sharon Rose Stockwell Tanner, 59, of Duck, died December 3, 2004, at home. She was born in Ivydale on October 7, 1945, a daughter of Rosalie Martha Stockwell of Nebo and the late Wilbur “Bill” Spencer Stockwell. She was a Magistrate Assistant for Mike King and a member of Walnut Memorial Church and the Eastern Star. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Randal Tanner of Duck; sons, Larry Gene Kelley, Jr. of Ovapa, and Matthew Randal Tanner of Jeffersonville, KY; daughter, Angela Marie Hodge of Clendenin; brother, Gary Frank Stockwell of Summersville; sisters, Dorothy Virginia Parsons of New Haven, WV, Betty Jo Tanner of Nebo, Violet Marie Canter of Shrewsbury and Linda Pauline Starcher of Dunbar; grandchildren, Jeffery Mark Taylor, Jr., Ashton Michele Kelley, Erica Lauren Taylor, Alexzander Robert Kelley, and Reagan Madison Tanner. Funeral service will be 11 am Monday, December 6, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial will follow in the Stockwell Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.
Dec 4 2004 William Samuel “Cracker” Woods, 44, of Clay, died December 2, 2004, in Whitesville of injuries sustained in a logging accident. He was born on July 23, 2960, in Braxton County, a son of Ruby Woods of Clay and the late Arthur “Kerm” Woods. He was employed by Mountain Top Clearing, LLC, as a timber cutter. He is survived by his children, William Samuel Woods, Jr., Mildred May and Jackie Jane Woods; mother, Ruby Woods of Clay; brothers, Wayne Woods of Bickmore; Carsel Gene, Roger Zane and Richard Woods, all of Clay; sisters, Shirley Gray of Lizemores, Barbara Woods of Charleston, Wilma McMorrow of Elkins, Bonnie Woods of Elkview, Fannie Woods of Gauley Bridge, Jone Kincaid of Summersville; 13 nieces and 7 nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral service will be l pm Sunday, December 5, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will follow in the Woods Cemetery, Lilly. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
Dec 3 2004 Paul Thomas Foster, Sr., 66, of Ivydale, went to be with the Lord on December 1, 2004, after a short illness. He was born on March 24, 1938, to William Thomas and Alice Foster. He was a contract bus driver, and attended Advent Christian Church of O’Brion and Faith Baptist Church of Duck. He was preceded in death by his father, and sister, Marilyn Foster. Paul is survived by his wife, Anna Lea Foster of Ivydale; five children, Debra Mayes and husband, Glen, of Duck, Donna Carte of Ivydale, Norma Fields and husband, Brent, of Wallback, Paul T. Foster, Jr., and wife, Deloris, of Ivydale, and Bobby Foster of Ivydale; mother, Alice Foster, of Montgomery; sister, Margaret Ann Huddleston of Smithers; two brothers, Mike Foster of Fayetteville and Rick Foster of Cannelton; 7 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be l pm Friday, December 3, 2004, at the Boggs Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
Nov 23 2004 Oliver Irvin Smith, 77, of Queen Shoals, WV, went to meet the Heavenly Father he had served for many years. He departed this life November 22, 2004, after an extended illness. Irvin left behind his wife of 41 years, Nell Belt Smith. Also surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Shane and Donna Boggs of Summerville, Sammy and Hazel Boggs of Queen Shoals, Mike and Kathy Boggs Clendenin, Mike (Bubbs) and Carrie Smith of Pierre Part, LA, Rocky and Sharon Boggs of Valley Fork, and Ed and Sandy Smith of Camp Creek, 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alpha Engle of Sissonville. He was preceded in death by his son, David Smith; his parents, Garth and Minnie Smith; sisters, Alcha Samples and Waive Samples; and brothers, Wilbur (Buck) Smith, Robert (Bud) Smith and James (Eck) Smith. Irvin was retired from Dupont Corp. He was a member of the Church of God. His death has left a void that can only be filled by the assurance of knowing that he is safely in the hands of God. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at the Ovapa Church of God, Ovapa with Pastor Richard Talbot officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Camp Creek. Friends may call 6 to 9 P.M. on Tuesday at tCarl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
Nov 19 2004 Dwayne Allen Friend, 40, of Akron, died suddenly on Wednesday, November 17, 2004. He was born on March 31, 1964, in Akron to Denver Paul and Arbutus Jewell Friend. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by two of his brothers, Jerry Lynn and Carlos Dean Friend. He was a press operator for Injection Moulding, and attended Lakeview Lighthouse Church in Akron. Survivors include his father, Denver Paul Friend of Akron; son, Kevin Wayne Tudor of Barberton, OH; brother, Robert Keith Friend of Akron; sister, Jacquline Ann Largent of Uniontown, OH; grandson, Cyrano Seth Anthony Cottrell of Barberton. Funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, November 20, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister David McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery, Wallback, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Dwayne will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Nov 19 Carl Warren Baker, 70, of Clay County, WV, entered into rest on November 14, 2004. He had resided in Mingo County for the past eight years. He was born on July 6, 1934, at Widen, WV, to the late Carl and Opal Baker. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Paul Baker. He was a retired coal miner, an veteran of the US Army, and of the Pentecostal Faith. He is survived by his sons, Rodd Allen Baker of Richmond, VA, and Carl Robert Baker of Frederick, MD; brother, Gary Baker of Bentree; 4 grandchildren. Carl will be remembered as a friend and neighbor to many. He was a regular volunteer at Big Laurel Learning Center for its various programs. Funeral service will be 1 pm Friday, November 19, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Nov 17 2004 Betty Ann Dennis, 45, of Newton, entered into rest on Monday, November 15, 2004, at home. She was born on May 16, 1959, in Roane County. Betty was a homemaker, a Christian and a child of the Lord. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Dennis of Maysel; daughters, Safronia Faith Collins of Charleston, Marsha Rene Lesher of Barberton, OH, Mandy Jean Turley of Newton, and Cassie Lynn Cottrell of Maysel; father and mother, Junior and Lilly Collins of Newton; father, James Pauley of Elkview; brothers, Joe Weiland II of Newton, William Collins of Newton, Dwight Baker of Gauley Bridge, Steve Pauley of West Virginia, and Jeff Pauley of Petersburg, WV; sisters, Rita Jo Elkins of Boone County, and Dianne McClanahan of Cross Lanes; 5 grandchildren; and two dear and close friends, Melissa Haynes and Pat Springston. Funeral service will be 1 pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Scott Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in the King Cemetery, Grannies Creek. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Nov 14 2004 Jackie Ray Ward, 46, of Lizemores, entered into rest on Thursday, November 11, 2004, at Montgomery General Hospital. He was born on January 18, 1958, at Sutton to the late Noble and Darlene Ward. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, James D. Ward.
He was a former coal miner for Donaldson Mines. Survivors include his wife, Donna Ward of Lizemores; son, Billy Ward of Blue Knob, WV; daughters and son-in-law, Misty and Curtis Dorsey and Brittany Ward, all of Lizemores; grandson, Dylan Dorsey; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Larry Ward of Ambridge, PA, Johnny Ward of TN; Ellen and Bill Harrouff of Lost Creek, WV, Patty and Charles Collins of Birch River, WV, Mickey and Sewell Priest of Frametown, Mary and Jimmy Johnson of Tioga, Barbara and Elbert Mullins of Tioga, Anita and Rocky Biafore of CA, and over 50 nieces and nephews
Oct 19 2004 Dorla Lee (Vaughan) Truman, 74, of Maysel, born and raised in Widen, entered into rest on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston. She was born on February 20, 1930. Mrs. Truman was preceded in death by her parents, James Everette and Gertie Vaughan; sister, Olive Shearer; and brothers, Eldis and Dallas Vaughan. Mrs. Truman is survived by her sons, Steve “Mo” Truman, of Charleston, and Micheal “Satch” Truman, and wife Lisa, of Wallback; sister, Maxine Donohue, of Maysel; brothers, Harry Vaughan, of St Albans, Charles “Sonny” Vaughan, of Dille, J.E. Vaughan Jr., of Maysel; grandson, Steven Truman, of Charleston; and granddaughter, Lindsay Ellen Truman of Charleston. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 1 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback, with John Day officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Oct 12 2004 Ethel Mary Jett, 95, of Valley Fork, entered into rest on Sunday, October 10, 2004, at her residence. She was born on November l8, 1908, to the late William and Lavina Browning. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence S. Jett. She was a homemaker and attended Big Otter Primitive Baptist Church and House of Prayer, and was a member of the Golden Age Club. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Maxine Jett of Parma, OH, Willard and Yvonne Jett of Brecksville, OH, and Roy and Charlotte Jett of Valley Fork; daughters and son-in-law, Dorma Carte of St. Albans, and Reva and Gary Whaling of Valley Fork; brother, Rex Browning of Clendenin; daughters-in-law, Betty Jett of Lothian, MD, Mary Jett Spencer of Brunswick Hills, OH, and Kaye Jett of Little Hocking, OH; 21 grandchildren, numerous great- and great -great-grandchildren, 35 foster children. Funeral service will be l pm Thursday, October 14, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Ministers Don Dobbins and Jim Paxton officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Newton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Derek Jett Cancer Fund, c/o David Jett, 108 Springfield Court, Newman, GA 30265; or the Jerry Carte Cancer Fund, c/o Dorma Carte, 2810 Washington Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177.
Oct 12 2004 Shirley Arbutus (Deboard) Moore, 65, of Bickmore, WV, entered into rest on Monday, October 11, 2004 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston. She was born on September 22, 1939, at Indore to the late Ben and Emma Deboard. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Max Moore of Bickmore; son, James Moore of Hartland; daughter, Anita Moore Oliver of Albion, IL, sisters, Ottive Holcomb of Oak Hill, Elise Williams of Pax, Donnie Young of Hinton and Susan Gallegos of Sandusky, OH; grandchildren, Trenton McCommas, John Ward, Brandon Moore and Savanna Moore. The body will be cremated. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2004, for a memorial service at Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Clay, WV.
Oct 9 2004 Jerry Wayne “Buck” Moore, 54, of Indore, entered into rest on October 7, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 2, 1950, at Indore, to the late Early and Velma Moore. He was a mechanic. He is survived by his companion, Loretta King of Indore; sons, Jeremy Moore of Indore, Jason Moore of Clay, and Shawn Moore of Belva; brothers; Blaine Moore of Dixie, Dean Moore of Canton, OH, Trellis and Eric Moore, both of Indore; sisters, Geneva Duckworth of Zoar, OH, Charlotte Deems and Janet Coleman, both of Indore, and Correna Schoonover of Clay; grandchildren, Brittni Moore, Trenton Moore, Seth Moore, Janell Moore, and Jasmin Sharp. Funeral service will be 2 pm on Sunday, October 10, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Hedrick-Moore Cemetery, Indore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
Oct 5 2004 Lindsay Nicole Scott-Teel, 16, of Charleston, entered into rest on Monday, October 4, 2004, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Charleston. She was born on January 20, 1988. Lindsay is survived by her parents, Jeffery Teel and Joyce Scott of Charleston; sisters, Brittany Scott and Alicia Hill, both of Charleston; nieces, Brooke and Brianna Hill, of Charleston; grandparents, Mildred Scott of Clay, and Loyst G. and Irene Teel of Big Chimney. Funeral service will be 11 am Thursday, October 7, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Aaron Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Pierson Cemetery, Blue Knob Road, Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.