April 16 2004 Henry L. White 70, of Clay, WV, died April 13, 2004 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a proud Christian and a member of Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Adonijah, WV. He was retired from CSX Railroad with 35 years of service. Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Okey and Mary Ann White, and a brother, Okey Ray White. Surviving relatives include his wife of 33 years, Gloria Jean White; daughters, Jacki Morton and husband, Trent, of Lizemores, and Rose Ann Nottingham, and husband, Bradford, of Bickmore. He leaves behind three grandchildren that he cherished with all his heart,Emily Ann and Benjamin Cade Morton and Owen Henry Nottingham. He also leaves behind two special nieces, Lisa Woods and Michelle Pritt, both of Clay. Additional surviving relatives include sisters, Alice White and Eva Hanshaw, both of Clay, and half-sister "Tootie" Dulaney of Bentree; brothers, Jack White and William "Snapper" Johnson, both of Clay, and half-brother, Darrell Keener of Clay. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home in Clay with the Reverend Jadie Morris Officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004 at the funeral Home.
April 15 2004 Cathy Ann Smith 47, of Charleston died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in CAMC-Memorial Division. She was born on April 3, 1957, in Clay County to CLinton C. and Pauline Grose. She was a homemaker, a former nursing home worker for Valley Nursing Home, Blue Creek, and member of Maysel Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband,Tommy W. Smith of Charleston; sons, Tony Frazier of Bickmore, Bobby Dale Townsend of Fuquay, NC, and David Smith of Charleston; daughter, Melissa Frazier of Hartland; step-son, Tommy Wayne Smith,II, of Cross Lanes; step daughter, Amanda Smith of Arizona; mother, Pauline Grose of Hartland; father and step-mother, Clinton C. and Wanda Grose of East Bank; brother, Clifton Grose, Jr., of Nettie; sisters, Teresa Chapman of Falcon, NC, and Sharon Hanshaw of Hartland; 5 grandchildren; half-brothers, Brian Grose of Gallagher and Travis Grose of Crown Hill; half-sister, Tabatha Grose of Crown Hill. Funeral Service will be 2 pm Saturday April 17, 2004,at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay,with Minister Bob Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
April 15 2004 Nola Frame, 83, of Akron, went home to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday April 11, 2004. She died about 5:00am at home with her daughter, Connie Rush, and her husband, Ron of Akron, Ohio. Nola was born in Ivydale WV, on September 20, 1920, and retired from Louisiana Pacific Corp. in Norton, Ohio after 25 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Frame, and her parents Dwight and Lillie Adams; brother, Ronzel Adams; and sister Norma Blake. She is survived by her son, Verlin Frame and his wife,Pat,of Akron; daughters, Karen Perry and husband, Charles, of Elkhart IN, Connie Rush and husband, Ron of Akron, OH; and brother Torrett Adams and wife, Irene, of Ivydale; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11am on Friday, April 16,2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home,Clay. Burial will follow in the Adams Family Cemetery. Ivydale. Friends my call from 6 to 9pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
April 11 2004 Frosure Ester Neal, 69, of Indore, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004. Graveside funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the Neal Cemetery, Indore, with Minister Bob Neal officiating. There will be no visitation.
April 8 2004 Christopher Aaron Hackney, 22, of Bickmore, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 6, 2004. He was born on April 23, 1981, in Charleston, to the late William Hanshaw and Rhonda Beckett. He was disabled. He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Beckett of Maysel; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Amanda Legg of Monroe, NC; sister and brother-in-law, Leann and Jeremiah Norton of Goldsboro, NC; nephew, Barry Norton; nieces, Daelynn Legg and Autumn Hackney; aunt, Evelyn Stone; cousins, Laura Frye and family, Miles Slack and family, and Sonja Murphy and family.
Graveside service will be 3 pm Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Garry Rogers officiating. There will be no visitation.
April 6 2004 Jo Retta Wyatt, 70, of Clay, died Saturday, April 3, 2004. She was born on Dec. 13, 1933, in Raleigh County to the late Russell and Irene Berry. She was a hairdresser. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonna Brown of Clay.
There will be no services. The body will be cremated.
April 3 2004 Josephine Keener, 86, of Dille, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale. She was born June 11, 1917, in Clay Coounty to the late Homer and Rena Facemire Keener. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Jerome Keener; daughter, Toby Haslage; granddaughter, Lisa Goodwin; 7 brothers, Carsile, Harold, Doyle, Orval, Norval, Dorlen, and Edsil Keener; 4 sisters, Phyllis Keener, Evalene Wilson, Pauline Knight, and Isophine Wood. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Elaine Taylor of South Charleston; grandsons, Rusty Legg of Crestwood, KY, Tim Roush of Lorain, OH, John Smith of Scott Depot, Billy Simms of Georgia, Anthony and Mickey Simms, both of WV; granddaughters, Angela Kopeski of Dayton, TN, and Debbie Spinks of Craigsville; great-grandchildren, Randi, Lindsey, Sarah, Emily, Nikki, Jason, Jordain, Kaitlynn, Kayla, Emily, Zachary, Taylor, Marty, Bill, Gerran, and Michelle; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Big Union Baptist Church, Dille, with Minister Danny Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Dille.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday at the Church
April 1 2004 Kathryn Dawn Adkins, 24, and her daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Adkins, 3, of Maysel died March 30, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 4, Maysel. Kathryn was born Aug. 5, 1979, in Charleston, daughter of Danny and Dawn Fitzwater of Maysel. She was a graduate of Clay County High School, a legal assistant for Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graff and Love and a member of Fairview Baptist Temple. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Brien Adkins of Maysel; sisters, Shawna Ann Taylor and husband, Juston, and Angela Brooke Fitzwater and fiancÚ, Gregory Brown, all of Maysel; sister-in-law, Amy Legg of Dog Run; brother-in-law, Kevin Adkins of Dog Run; mother- and father-in-law, Donvil and Dorma Adkins of Dog Run; paternal grandparents, Lambert and Wilma Fitzwater of Lizemores; maternal stepgrandfather, Don Davisson of Orrville, Ohio; nieces, Kaitlyn Legg, Tasha Adkins, Kelsie Adkins and Kayla Adkins; and nephews, Jared Legg and Aiden Joel Taylor. Rachel was born Nov. 20, 2000. She is survived by her father, Brien; her maternal grandparents, Danny and Dawn Fitzwater; her paternal grandparents, Donvil and Dorma Adkins; paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Maxine O'Brien of Maysel, Tressie Adkins of Dog Run; maternal great-grandparents, Lambert and Wilma Fitzwater; and maternal stepgreat-grandfather, Don Davisson. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister John Day officiating. Burial will follow in Mullins Cemetery, Maysel. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
March 26 2004 Clayton Ramsey, 76, a resident of Summersville Nursing Home, formerly of Harrison, died Friday, March 26, in Summersville Memorial Hospital's Long-Term Care Unit. He was born on April 5, 1927, in Clay County to Gustie Mae Ramsey. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters, and a cousin, Bessie Canfield. He was a farm hand on Okey Davis Egg Farm, Maysel, and a member of the Flat Fork Church, Harrison.
He is survived by his brothers, Arthur Frame of Shelby, OH, and Herlman Frame of Fredericktown, OH; sister, Claudette Lucas of Akron, OH; and a cousin, Pearl Fitzwater of Harrison. Funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Lonnie Ramsey officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bud Ramsey Cemetery, Harrison.
March 24 2004 Michael Thomas Butcher,II, 25, of Clay, died Monday, March 22, 2004. He was born August 20, 1978, in Charleston, WV, to Michael Thomas and Veronica Butcher. He was a mechanic. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Veronica Butcher of Clay; daughters, Elizabeth Love Legg of Clay, and Ivy Gabriel Butcher of Spencer; and a sister, Dartanya Gabriel Butcher of Akron, OH. Graveside funeral service will be 2 pm Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the Butcher Cemetery, Enoch, WV, with Minister Tim Butcher officiating. There will be no visitation.
March 22 2004 Mr. L. Ralph Holcomb, 80 of Lizemores, WV died, Saturday, March 20, 2004 at home after a long illness. He was retired from Elkem Metals, Alloy. He was born June 5, 1923 to the late George and Clida Stone Holcomb. He was a member of the Lizemore Church of the Nazarene, and a Navy Veteran. He is survived by: Wife of 54 Years - Vera Dean Holcomb - Lizemores, WV Son: Donald Holcomb - Bickmore, WV Sister: Jenny Facemyer - Charleston - WV
Brother: Phillip T. Brown - Palm Bay, FL Uncle: Henry Stone - Bentree, WV A Host of Relatives and Friends. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Clay with Pastor Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, WV. Friends may call from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay
March 22 2004 Mr. Walter G. Williams, 66 of Clay, died Friday, March 19, 2204, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born on July 9, 1937, in Clay County to the late Ralph and Ivy Fitzwater Williams.He was a retiree from a shipyard in San Diego, a Marine Corps Veteran, worked for Greenlee Property, in Clay, part-time for Clay Lumber Co., and a member of Fairview Baptist Temple. He is survived by: Wife: Louelle P. Williams - Clay, WV Son: Delford West - Wallback, WV Daughter: Brenda N. Robbins - Maysel, WV Step-Sons: William L. Clute -Mayfiled Height,OH Robert G. Thombs - Cleveland, OH Gregory S. Thombs - Parma, OH Brother: Bobby G. Williams - Maysel, WV Sisters: Rose Marie Greathouse - Carlsbad, NM Ruth Greathouse - Charleston, WV Agnes Ferrebee - Maysel, WV Chris Rasile - Wichita Falls, TX Dottie Hanshaw - Valley Fork, WV Jean Payne - Bergen, NY; Avis Legg - Harrison, WV Mary Jarrell - Mogadore, OH Sandra Nichols - Clay, WV Catherine Knotts - Big Otter, WV 9 Grandchildren 1 Great-Grandchild Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Clay, with Minister John Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Laurel Cemetery, Hansford Fork, with Military Graveside Rites Conducted by Clay VFW Post #4419. Friends may call from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, March 22, 2004 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Clay.
March 20 2004 Laurie Ann Laxton, 20, of Looneyville, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Roane County on May 20, 1983, to Danny and Mary Laxton. Survivors include her parents, Danny and Mary of Looneyville; sisters, Jennifer Rogers and Jessica Laxton, both of Looneyville; brother, Steven McGinnis of Walton; 4 nephews and l niece. Funeral service will be 3 pm on Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Roy Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Dundon Cemetery, Clay.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
March 17 2004 Drusila Helen Jarvis, 77, of Fredericksburg, OH, formerly of Clay County, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Aultman Hospital in Canton following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 17, 1926, in Valley Fork, WV, to the late Piziro N. and Lela Helen Grose Hanshaw. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Don and Clark Hanshaw, and 3 sisters, Hettie, Nettie, and Rettie. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Charles Jarvis of Burbank, OH, and Ronald Jarvis of the Home; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Jane O'Dell of Orrville, OH; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be l pm Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister J. R. Mullins, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Phillips Cemetery, Ovapa. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donor's choice.
March 17 2004 Phillip Byron White, 72, of Bomont, died March 15, 2004, of injuries received in a tractor accident.
He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Odessa, sone of the late Webster Byron and Retta White. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dollie E. White; son, Phillip Daniel White; daughter, Deborah Louise White; brother, Chester C. White; and stepsons, Benjamin W. and John Marshall Short. He was a retired machinist from Ridge Tool Company, Elyria, OH, a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War era, a member of Bethel Community Church, VFW Post 8516, American Legion Post 61, and the Marine Corps League Herbert J. Thomas Detachment 947. He is survived by his wife, Ruth White of Bomont; daughters, Terri Lynn Rupel of Elyria, Freda Jane White of Oberlin, OH, Helen Lorain Coffman of Grafton, OH, and Rose Ellen White of Elyria; stepdaughters, Betty G. Casto of Clendenin, Elizabeth R. Taylor of Bomont, Rebecca J. Casto of Clendenin, and Ruth V. Nichols of Ravenswood; stepson, Raymond Short of Cottageville; 30 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be noon Friday, March 19, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Jim Robinson, chaplain of the Marine Corps League, officiating. Immediately following the service, the Marine Corps League will conduct graveside rites at the home of Mr. White at Bomont.
March 11 2004 Emma Jean Vannoy, 77, died March 5, 2004, at Hospice Care Center. She was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Ansted, WV, to Wallace Wyatt and Posie E. Rhule Brown. She was a resident of Doylestown, OH, for four months, formerly of Clay, WV, where she was a member of Maysel Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Worthy D. Vannoy; two brothers, and four sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Pete) Mitchell of Doylestown; step-son, C. Jim (Kelly) Vannoy of North Carolina; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be ll am Friday, March 12, 2004, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Clay, with Minister Larry Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Cemetery in Oak Hill, WV. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Community Church, 15180 Gates St. Ext., Doylestown, OH 44230 or to Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333.
March 10 2004 James Carlos "Jim" Davis, 62, of Wallback, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at home. He was born on April 18, 1941, in Ohley to the late Silas and Lenna Davis. He was a retired foreman from the West Virginia Department of Highways, and was a member and deacon of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Garnet Davis of Wallback; sons, Jeff Davis of Wallback, and Tim, and his wife, Amy, of Ivydale; brother, Dennis Davis of Yulee, FL; sisters, Ruth Chapman of Seville, OH, Lucy McKinney of Yulee, Mary Nottingham of Creston, OH, and Margaret Adams of Ivydale, 9 grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 pm on Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Don Dobbins officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
March 8 2004 Freda Delores Walker Pierson, 83, of Clay, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston. She was born Aug. 27, 1920, to the late John Milton and Mary Ann Legg Walker. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack "Bub" Pierson and 10 brothers and sisters. She was a retired teller from the Clay County Bank with more than 30 years of service. She attended Lizemores United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Paul and Katherine Walker of Scott Depot; granddaughter, Susan Marie Walker of Charleston; brother, Clifton "Deacon" Walker of St. Albans; stepchildren, Elva Vaughan of Clay, Margaret Ramsey of Alum Creek, Joan Thompson of Elyria, OH, and J. C. Pierson of Maysel; several step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Carl Burrows officiating. Burial will follow in the Markle Cemetery, Elkhurst. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Monday at the funeral home.