Nov 22 2006 Darrell A. Samples, Sr. of Procious, passed away November 20, 2006, at his home after a long illness. Born on August 9, 1932, he was the son of Alta and the late Owen Samples of Bomont. He began working in the oil fields in 1950, first with Davis Oil Company in Bomont, and then with South Penn Oil Company at Walton, WV. Darrell retired from Pennzoil Oil Co. (old South Penn) in 1990 as Superintendent of Pennzoil?s central division in Spencer, WV. During his early years working in the oil fields, he moonlighted as a radio and television repairman after learning the trade via a correspondence course and pumped for other small oil companies in the evenings. Darrell was always a hard worker, a math whiz and very mechanically inclined. He could do complex math in his head and could figure out and fix about anything. The family always went to him for help repairing anything that broke. Darrell was an avid trout fisherman and loved to deer hunt and was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Walton, WV. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Samples of Procious; mother, Alta Samples of Clendenin; sister, Loretta Moore of Clendenin; brother, Ronald Samples of Culloden; four children, Artie Samples, Debbie Walker, Sandy Rogers, all of Procious, and Melinda Romano of Maysel; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grand-children. Graveside service will be held at l pm Friday, November 24, 2006, at Long Sam Samples Cemetery, Procious (located off Rt. 4 on Elkhurst Road, left on Samples Mountain Rd., top of hill) with Minister Roger Cummings officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HospiceCare, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.
Nov 21 2006 Maggie Mollohan Hall, 86, of Elmira died Nov. 20, 2006, at home. Born May 26, 1920, in Clay County, she was a daughter of the late Donnie Edward and Dona Kathryn Tanner Mollohan. She was a homemaker and a member of Hallburg Baptist Church. She was a member of Braxton County Senior Citizens where Maggie and her husband were crowned Valentine Queen and King in 2006. She is survived by her husband, Denzil Hall; sons, Branty Mollohan, Don Curtis Mollohan and Arthur Mollohan, all of Elmira, and Bradley Mollohan of Big Otter; daughters, Carol Sue Robuck of Elmira and Elnora Young of Jacksonville, N.C.; brother, Milton Mollohan of Akron, Ohio; sisters, Amie Mollohan of Quick and Mary Freda See of Hallburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Mollohan, in 1986; daughter, Phyllis Jean Durham; brothers, Nelson Mollohan and Ira “Dude” Mollohan; and a sister, Hattie Mollohan. Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Gary Maynor officiating. Burial will be in Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Nov 21 2006 Paul Durward Lockhart of Charleston passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, after a long illness. Durward was born July 21, 1922, in Clay, to the late Dr. Ralph Roy Lockhart and Myrtle Reed Lockhart. He graduated from Clay County High School and attended Marshall University and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for State Automobile Insurance Company for 36 years before retiring in 1984. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Clay County Bank from 1971 to 2003. He moved with his family to Charleston in 1966 and lived there until his death. In addition to his parents, Durward was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Reba Legg Lockhart and a brother, James Kermit Lockhart. He is survived by five children, Connie Davis and husband, Dale, of Charleston, Jo Peters and her husband, Geoffrey, of Fairfax, Va., Dr. James D. Lockhart and his wife, Shirley, of New Haven, Dr. Cody Lockhart and his wife, Karen, of Beckley, and Dixie Kellmeyer and her husband, Fred, of Charleston; eight grandchildren, Christopher Davis and his wife, Kelli, of Alpharetta, Ga., Dr. Kara Peters of Durham, N.C., Shawn Peters of Jersey City, N.J., Heather Lloyd and her husband, J.T., of New Haven, Dr. Carrie Dillard and her husband, Dustin, of Hurricane, Amy Paxton of Charleston, Amanda Campbell and her husband, Dr. John Campbell, of Charleston, and Reed Lockhart and his wife, Sarah, of Morgantown. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Kate, Maggie and Jake Davis, Jacob and Josiah Lloyd, Luke and Katie Campbell, and Pierce Dillard. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, where his grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Durward's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, WV Chapter, 1111 Lee St. East, Charleston, WV 25301. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Matthew Lambert, 86, of Newton, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at 1:30 p.m., in the CAMC-Memorial Hospital, Charleston, after an extended illness. Kenneth was a retired 25 year employee of Betsy Ross Foods and was a member of the Teamster’s Union, Local 348, both in Mogadore, OH. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II. He was awarded five medals, including the Silver Star. He served under the command Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Battle of the Bulge. He also fought in other battles at Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes. Survivors include his wife, June A. Drake Lambert of Newton; son, David Lambert of Akron, OH; stepson, Jeffrey Hall of Copley, OH. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m. in the Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana, with Pastor Ed Young officiating. There will be no visitation. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.
Nov 17 2006 Ella Ramsey Legg, 86, of Duck, entered into rest November 15, 2006, at home. Born on February 12, 1920, in Harrison, she was the daughter of the late S. V. Ramsey and Myrtle Woods Ramsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Neal Legg; daughter, Jean Nottingham; brother, Carl Burton Ramsey; and sisters, Ruth Strickland, Jayne Gill and Tootie Rush. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughters; H. Judy Carte of Duck and June Goodwin of Inverness, FL; brother, Allen Ramsey of Roanoke, VA; sister, Alma Rush of Burnsville; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 11 am Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the Ramsey Cemetery, Harrison. There will be no visitation.Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
Nov 10 2006 Mauddie Mae Triplett, 55, of Maysel, died November 10, 2006, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born on October 15, 1951, in Charleston, WV, she was the daughter of the late Katherine Kidd. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Swindler; son, Mark Swindler, and a grandchild. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Nathan Triplett; sons, Roger Lee Stevens II of Clendenin, Russell Dean Swindler of Bomont; daughters, Tammy Kay Swindler of Widen, Cynthia Gale Swindler of North Carolina, Kimberly Ann Swindler of North Carolina, Christie Swindler of Sissonville, and Mary Kathleen Swindler of Duck; step-sons, Arnold Dean Swindler of Kenna, William Bruce Swindler of Pocatalico; brothers, Freddie Stevens II of Ripley, and Doug Kidd of Marmet; sister, Darlene Fletcher of Dunbar; step-father, Jennings Ray Martin of Chesapeake; 22 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 am til 12 noon on Monday, November 13, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. The funeral procession will leave at 12:15 pm. The funeral service will be held at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes, with Minister Donald Dawson officiating.
Nov 3 2006 Emmett Arthur Miller, 76, of Cleveland, formerly of Clay County, died October 26, 2006. Born on July 30, 1930, in Clay County, he was the son of the late John and Lilly Miller. He was a forest fire warden for the Department of Natural Resources, and was an Army Veteran. He is survived by one sister, Lizzie Tinney of Webster Springs, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 11 am Friday, November 3, 2006, at the Adair Cemetery, Clay, with Minister Donald Dawson officiating. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
Nov 3 2006 Romey Nottingham, 64, of Indore, WV, entered into rest at his home November 1, 2006. Born on January 30, 1942, in Bickmore, WV, he was the son of the late William Andrew and Mary Mildred Nottingham. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two children, James Billy Nottingham and Melinda Marie Nottingham. He was a sawmill worker, railroad worker, and coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Cloa ?Blue Eyes? Nottingham of Indore; children, James Romey Pete Nottingham of Bentree, Kenith Dale Nottingham of Bentree, Melissa Dawn Cottrell of Bentree, and Amanda Faith Hotchkiss of Clay; four grandchildren; Joshua Hunter Nottingham, Jeffery Jordan Hotchkiss, Jayla Skye Cottrell, and Christian Mark Hotchkiss; brothers and sisters, Opal Marie Taylor and Roy Nottingham, both of Indore, and Leroy Nottingham of Cedar Grove. Graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday, November 5, 2006, at Sanders Cemetery, Indore, with Minister Dennis Preast officiating. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
Nov 1 2006 Daniel Gregory Suite, 32, of Valley Fork, died October 30, 2006. Born on June 30, 1974, in Washington, DC, he was the son of Warren and Jeanette Suite of Glen Burnie, MD. He was an auto body repairman for Mt. International, and coached the Clay County Junior Wrestling team. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his wife, Lori Ann Ahart Suite of Valley Fork; sons, Danny Suite, Jr. and Alex Suite, both of Valley Fork; brothers, Lee, and his partner, Angela Santani of Glen Burnie, and Tommy of Glen Burnie; sister and her husband, Christina and Scott Kalista of Belair, MD; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Riki Butcher of Valley Fork, Tiny and Stephanie Ahart of Valley Fork; maternal grandparents, Edwin and Shirley Dolan of Annapolis, MD; nieces and nephews, Avaier, Andrew, Shiann, Brittany, Niki, Kacey, Rick, Zack, and Kaylin. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Louise Suite. Funeral service will be 2 pm Friday, November 3, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Ministers John Day and Geoff Hamrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Lanham Cemetery, Laurel Creek Road, Valley Fork. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Nov 1 2006 Larry Kenneth McGlothlin, 62, of Bickmore, entered into rest October 30, 2006, at CAMC-Memorial Division. Born on July 13, 1944, in Amma, WV, he was the son of the late James Edward McGlothlin and Lynna Blanche Ledsome McGlothlin. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by six brothers. He was a Navy veteran and attended Clay First Baptist Church. Survivors include his sons, Charles Kenneth McGlothlin of Bickmore and Tony McGlothlin of Clay; daughter, Rena Lynn Stewart of Bickmore, 10 grandchildren; sisters, Karen Tully of Poca, Janet Paxton of Amma and Ruth Nichols of Canton, Oh. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
Oct 29 2006 Helen Smith 75, of Ivydale, entered into rest Friday, October 27, 2006 Born April 18, 1931in Clay, she was the daughter of the Raymond and Hattie Rose. Surviving are her husband Noel Smith of Ivydale, sons David Smith of Ivydale, Raymond Smith of Oak Island, NC., Kenny Smith of Ivydale, Donvil Smith of Clendenin, and daughter Mary Smith of Ivydale. Brothers George Rose of Ovapa, Garland Rose of Brandywine, Frank of Leon, sisters Elvaria Holcomb of Millersburg, OH, Alice Brannon of Charleston, Bertha Jones of Red House, Ona Gray of Maysel, and Mildred Bullard of Mink Shoal; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Salisbury Cemetery Ivydale. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home
Oct 27 2006 Lucinda Jane B. Harris, 92, of 113 Winterhaven Ave., Princeton, died Thursday, October 26, 2006, at Harmony House Nursing Home in Lerona. Born April 16, 1914 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Carrie Rogers Butler. She was the retired language arts supervisor for the Clay County school system. Mrs. Harris was a member of Carr Memorial United Methodist Church. She attended Clay County schools and graduated from Clay County High School and Glenville State College with a B.S. degree in education. She received her Master's degree from Marshall University, West Virginia University and Fink University. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Retired Teachers Association and Valley Woman's Club and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, her husband, Edward Carroll Harris; one infant son; two sisters, Biddie Brannon and Mary Wayne; and one great-great-grandson, Shawn Dunn, preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Carol J. Fowler Thompson of Princeton; three grandchildren, Charles Edward Fowler and his wife, Debbie, Teresa Jane Kelley and her husband, Darren, and Leslie Ann Fowler; three great-grandchildren, Dillon Fowler, Sierra Kelley and Morgan Kelley; six great-great-grandchildren, Chad Holt, T.J. Ford, Brianna Dunn, Kiera Dunn, Shawna Dunn and Ashley Dunn; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Patricia Ford and Tommy Dunn and his wife, Amanda; and former son-in-law, Stephen Brian Thompson of Princeton. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, with the Rev. Ken Hilling officiating. Entombment will follow. Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from noon until the service hour on Saturday. Those attending the services on Saturday are asked to meet at Seaver Funeral Home by 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Tender Mercies, P.O. Box 669, Princeton, WV 24740
Oct 26 2006 Isaac Brooks Smith, 86, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2006. He was born February 11, 1920 in Akron, OH, a son of the late Rex H. and Nina May Hensley Smith. His siblings include the late Dennis Smith and the late Charles Smith; also, Madlyn Backus of Accokeek, MD, Marion Harold and Steven Smith both of Newton. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1938 and after completing his teaching certification at Glenville State College, Brooks began a teaching career at Trace Fork, a one room school, in Roane County. Shortly, however, he was called to serve in the Army during World War II. Upon returning from the Army, he continued to teach and completed a Master’s Degree and Administration Certification from West Virginia University. Brooks became a principal and superintendent of schools in Clay County (1952-1961) and a principal and superintendent of schools in Jackson County (1961-1967). He also served as superintendent of schools in Mason County (1967-1971) and then moved back to Jackson County in 1972 as director of school maintenance and retired in 1975. He married his lifetime companion, Katie Elizabeth Vineyard in 1940. Although they grew up within three miles of each other, they did not formally meet until they were at Glenville State College. Brooks and Katie have three surviving children, Dr. Dennie Smith of College Station, TX, Dr. Randy Smith of Ripley, WV, and Dr. Nina Smith of Harrisonburg, VA; and two children deceased, Timothy William and Lorraine Kathryn. Nine grandchildren include, Chad Smith, Niki Holman and Shannon McCarty; Raigan Whyte, Brooke Gibson and Carrie Allen; Matthew, Nathan and Katie Greyard; 11 great grandchildren include, Zachery and Devon Holman; Riley, Tess and Tabitha McCarty; Ashtyn, Kaitlyn and Christopher Whyte; Devin and Graeson Gibson; and Olivia Allen; one great grandchild, due to be born December 2006, Savannah Allen. Aside from being an educator, who believed that all children could learn, his many leadership facets were evident in other community activities. His numerous friends and family will remember his good spirit and his ability to tell a good story to make a defining point. His love of gardening and helping those in need was part of his enduring character. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28 in the Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley, where the funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. A graveside service will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Uler, Roane County, WV. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either your local hospice or the Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley, WV 25271. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.
Oct 23 2006 Emogene McCauley Morton Stone, 81, of Lizemores entered into rest, Sunday, October 22, 2006 at CAMC Memorial Division. Born December 8, 1924, in Sutton, she was the daughter of the late Fred Grant Morton and Nona Keeney Morton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Wilson Stone; sisters, Geraldine, Ernestine, and Helen; brothers, James and Milford; step-mother, Evelyn. She was a retired cook from Lizemores Elementary School and a Christian by faith. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Gary Clark of Bellevue, KY, Barbara and J.B. Bodkins, Dorothy and John Humphrey, and Christine and Frank Foster, all of Lizemores; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Rita of Lizemores; David Stone of Logan; brothers, Homer Morton of Lizemores and Charles Morton of Kimberly; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, October 25, 206, at Lizemores United Methodist Church, Lizemores, with Pastor Carl Burrows officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.