Oct 16 2003 Kenneth Lee Hubbard, 68, of Clay, died Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at CAMC-Memorial Division. He was born on April 2, 1935, to the late Ralph and Ruby Legg Hubbard. He was a factory worker with Volkswagen, South Charleston Plant, and an Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Hubbard of Clay; son, Donald Glen Daniels of Cortland, NY; daughters, Cindy Ann Mullins of Clay, and Stephanie Lynn Hubbard of Belton, MD; brothers, Johnny and Jerry Hubbard, both of Clay; sisters, Peggy Stephenson and Kay Hubbard, both of Clay, Phyllis Keenan of Lorton, VA, Junie Lantz of Richmond, VA, Betty Leigh of Barberton, OH, Sue McIntyer of Akron, OH, and Jo Tulloh of Pauleys Island, SC; 5 grandchildren. Graveside funeral service will be 2 pm on Saturday, October 18, 2003, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Reverend Bob Neal officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Friday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
Oct 7 2003 Benjamin Clarence Cottrell, 62, of Wallback, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Montgomery General Hospital. He was born on December 26, 1940, in Calhoun County to the late James and Vesta McLaughlin Cottrell. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Wavalene Cottrell, and a son, Brian "Oodie" Cotrell. He was an equipment operator for Elkem Metals, Alloy. Survivors include a son, James Michael Cottrell of Welch, WV; daughters-in-law, Mary Keaton of Newton and Ronda Cottrell of Chloe; grandchildren, Nikita Cottrell, Jessica Cottrell, Cheri Cottrell, Chastity Cruikshank, Tabitha Seese, and Dustan Seese; great-grandchildren, Zara Cruikshank and Wesley Cruikshank. Funeral service will be ll am Friday, October 10, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Mark Gerwig officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Oct 4 2003 Eunice L. Rhodes Thompson, 88, of Maysel, died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Enoch on December 11, 1914, to the late Alan and Nellie Kyle Rhodes. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Thompson, whom she married on October 5, 1932; two sons, Joey Thompson and Robert (Buddy) Thompson, Jr; eight grandchildren, Roger and Rocky King, James O'Dell, Michael Ewing, Dale Thompson, Elizabeth and Cheyenne Bird and Christy Jo Thompson; eight sisters, Dora Salisbury, Mamie Nichols, Gusta Ramsey, Lydia Wilson, Inez Cadle, Mary Rhodes, Rosella Rhodes, and Priscilla Mullins; four brothers, Chester Kyle, Oliver Rhodes, Horace Rhodes, and Basil Rhodes.
She was a homemaker. She was the mother of 13 children, ll of which are surviving: Geraldine (James) King of Marion, OH, Rosalie Ewing of St. Albans, John C. Thompson of Melbourne, FL, Mark Thompson of Duck, Iris Brown of Pace, FL, Linda White of Elyria, OH, Gary (Joan) Thompson of Elyria, Larry (Linda) Thompson of Charleston, Barbara Thacker of Maysel, Shelia Pierce of Grafton, OH, Randy (Patty) Thompson of Ovapa; 62 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 pm on Sunday, October 5, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Reverend Ralph Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Rhodes Cemetery, Maysel. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
Oct 4 2003 Nellie Mae Moore Stephenson, 85, of Clay, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Cedar Grove Nursing Home in Parkersburg, WV. She was born in Braxton County on December 10, 1917, to the late Emery and Betty Burroughs. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ollin C. "Brownie" Moore in 1979, her second husband, B. H. "Hub" Stephenson in 1996, and a sister, Ruby Morris in 2002. She retired in 1986 from Elk Power Company, was a charter member of Clay Community Church, and was president and an active member in numerous community clubs. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ann Moore Husk of Parkersburg; two sons, Ollin C. Moore II of Lawrenceville, GA, and Jonny D. Moore of Jacksonville, FL; a very special niece, Margaret Stapleton of Indianapolis, IN; two brothers, Ernest and Okey Burroughs of Clay; half-brother, Paul Johnson of Conway, SC; four step-daughters, three step-sons, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Rev. Ron Little and Rev. Kenneth Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
Sept 23 2003 Marie Richards, 72, of Bickmore, died Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at her daughters residence. She was born March 7, 1931, in Bickmore, to the late Ray Brown and Della Moore Brown. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Richards. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, David Brown of Summersville, Fabian Brown of Valley Fork, Gary, Randy, and Jimmy Brown all of Sissonville, and Ronald Richards of Lizemores; daughters, Kay Coleman of Lizemores, Pamela Mullins, Sandra Weiland, and Lisa Rhodes all of Maysel; brothers, Harold Brown of Rand, Harry Brown of Canton, OH, and Eugene Brown of Indore; sisters, Phyllis Blake, of Flint, MI, Ninette Parsons of Hartland, and Reba Wamsley of Summersville; 20 grandchildren, Six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 26, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Thursday, September 25, 2003 at the funeral home.
Sept 22 2003 Mr. Leo Franklin Cain, 68 of Little Italy Raod, Ivydale, died Sunday, September 21, 2003 at home. He was born August 12, 1942 to the late Azra Franklin and Lula May Smith Cain. He was a retired Carpenter for Tanner Construction, and a Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by:
Wife: Daisy May Runion Cain - Ivydale, WV Son: Scott Novak - St. Albans, WV Daughters: Connie Jarrel, Doris Sigmon, Leona Lytle, and Patty Wright all of Frametown, WV Janet "Bo" Minney - Perkins, Wv Tina Morris - Murfeesboro, TN Sherri Cain - El Paso, TX Sister: Hazel Johnson - Summersville, WV 22 grandchildren 5 great-grandchildren Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, Septemebr 25, 2003 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Brady officiating. Burial will follow in the Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale, with Military Graveside Rites coducted by Clay VFW Post #4419. Friends may call from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at the funeral home.
Sept 22 2003 Mr. Jacob McKinley Grose, 78, of Bickmore, died Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born September 24, 1924 to the late Raymond and Mae Brown Grose. He was preceded in death by: Wife- Jessie Buckbee Grose; Daughter- Peggy Jane Grose.
He was a retired coal miner having worked for Chemical Coal Co., Unio Carbide, and Majestic Mining. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He is survived by: Sons: David Michael Grose - Woodbridge, VA Kenneth Grose - Bickmore, WV Half-Sister: Freda Six grandchildren Eight great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jadie Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at the funeral home chapel
Sept 21 2003 Ida May Boggs, formerly of Bickmore, entered into rest, Thursday, September 18, 2003, in Georgetown, Texas. She was a Homemaker. She is survived by: Son and Dughter-In-Law: Donald and Sue Vance of Liberty HIll, Texas Daughter and Son-In-Law: Mary "Jenny" and Roland Walker of Kent, Ohio Sisters and Brothers-In-Law: Pearl and Tom Keiffer of Indore, WV Dorothy and William Olson of San Antonio, Texas Betty Morris of Adonijah, WV 13 Grandchildren 13 Great-Grandchildren Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Herb Vance officiating. Burial will follow in the Jarrett Cemetery, Sycamore, WV. Friends may call on hour prior to the service at the funeral home
Sept 14 2003 Mr. Charles Allen Shaffer, 53 of Wallback, died Friday, September 12, 2003 at Braxton Memorial Hospital. He was born February 24, 1950 to Ehul and Norma Summers Shaffer of Inverness, Florida. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a employee of United Dairy Valley Bell, and a member of the Teamsters Union. In addition to His parents, He is survived by:
Wife: Marcella Terrill "Terrie" Shaffer - Wallback, WV Son: Charles Allen Shaffer II at Home
Daughter: Megan Taylor Shaffer at Home Sisters: Donna Schoonover - Danville, VA Brenda Graham - Clifton Forge, VA Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Septmber 16, 2003 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Mike Schoonover officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. Friends may call from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, September 15, 2003 at the funeral home.
Sept 9 2003 Junior Lee Adkins, 69, of Lizemores, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at The Arbors in Marietta, OH. He was born on August 7, 1934, in Clay County to the late William and Lillie Adkins.
He was a retired coal miner from Valley Camp Coal Company, and an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn I. Adkins of Lizemores; sons, Albert Lee Adkins, and William Benjamin Adkins of Chelyan; 2 grandchildren. Funeral service will be l pm on Thursday, September 11, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Herbert Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sept 9 2003 Maggie Hope Ramsey Stewart Pepples, 52, of Bickmore, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, in Pittsburgh, PA, after a long illness. She was born on July 9, 1951, in Bickmore, WV, to the late Cornelius and Ruby Ramsey. She was a homemaker. Suvivors include one son, Harold Benjiman Stewart of Bickmore; two daughters, Treasa Canterbury of Bickmore and Tammy Fugate of Indore; brothers, John Edward Ramsey of Bentree, Benjiman Franklin Ramsey and Jeffrey Gale Ramsey, both of Orlando, FL; sisters, Karen Kankolenski of Tampa, FL, and Veronica Nash of Salt Lake City, UT; 8 grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. There will be no funeral service. The body will be cremated.
Sept 3 2003 Rhuanna M. Graham Hamrick of Procious, died September 2, 2003, in Charleston Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 79 years old. She was born on September 21, 1923, to the late Harless and Chessie Adkins Graham. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Lawrence Hamrick. She cooked in Clay County Schools for 22 years, having cooked at both Hager Grade School and Clay County High School where she retired in 1986. She is survived by three daughters, Irene Cantrell and husband, Charles, of Procious, Janet Dawson, Kathy Holcomb and husband, Paul, all of Clendenin, and also a loving caretaker, Barbara Osborne; grandchildren, Brad and Deliah, Vic and Kelly, Amy and Tommy, and Jared; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Bryonna; step-great-grandchildren, Katrina and Aric; step-great-great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Arica; brothers, Sterling and Thomas Adkins, both of Enoch; half-brother, Junior Graham of Ft. Worth, TX; half sisters, Carol Giar of Orma and Jean Taylor of Parkersburg. Funeral service will be 10 am on Friday, September 5, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Pastor Nahum Balser officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 8 on Thursday at the funeral home.
Sept 1 20003 Mr. Murl Edward Hall, 74 of Harrison Road, Clay. Died Sunday, August 31, 2003 at home following a long battle with Cardiac and other health issues. He was born August 20, 1929 to the late Margaret May (Hamrick) Hall and Edward Franklin Hall. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maredith Margaret (Wood) Hall. They were married in Dille, WV on August 4, 1951. He worked in the Widen and Nicholas County Mines as a coal miner, where he became disabled in the early 1960's. He had also worked in Swandale, WV at the Old Sawmill, and a member of the Powells Mountain Baptist Church. In addition to his wife he is survived by six children: Larry Hall- Clay, WV; Carol Weekley-Oberlin, OH; Connie Gill- LaGrange, OH; Debbie F. McKinney- Clay, WV; Randy Hall- Dalmatia, PA and Ronnie Hall- Pinch, WV Funeral services wll be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Paxton officiating. Burial will follow in the Wood-Keener Cemetery, Morris, WV. Friends may call from 6:00PM-9:00PM on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at the funeral home.
Aug 29 2003 Carolyn W. Smith, 76, of Maysel, died Friday, August 29, 2003, at CAMC-General Division. She was born on November 20, 1926, in Virginia to the late Leslie Morris Wall and Patsy Irene Gray Wall. She was the owner of Temporary Employment Services. There will be no visitation. The body has been cremated.
Aug 28 2003 Leon Harold Holcomb, 80, of Maysel, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at Braxton Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 17, 1923, in Putnam County to James Jennings Holcomb and Ida Morris Holcomb. He was preceded in death by his father, and his wife, Betty Holcomb. He was a retired miner from Majestic Coal Company and an Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors include his mother, who resides at Maysel; sons, Ronald Holcomb of Virginia, and Robert F. and Jerry Holcomb, both of Maysel; daughters, Patti Holcomb of Gassaway, Lisa Holcomb of Maysel, and Stacy Pritt of Ovapa; brothers, Charles Holcomb of Maysel, Jack Holcomb of Akron, and Bobby Holcomb of Kenton, WV; sisters, Lydia Schafstall and Imogene Miller, both of Maysel; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated. There will be no visitation.
Aug 20 2003 Delmer Ray Shamblin, Sr., 64, of Procious, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at his son's residence at Procious. He was born on August 19, 1938, in Clay County to the late William and Sara Shamblin. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Virgil "Bud" and Perry Shamblin. He was employed as a truck driver for Smith Transfer and TNT Holland for 40 years.
He is survived by his sons, Delmer Ray Shamblin, Jr. of Procious and Rodney Harry Shamblin of Clendenin; daughters, April Lynn Dennis and Rachal Dawn Mitchell, both of Procious; brothers, Junior "Bunk" Shamblin of Procious, Okey Shamblin of Williamstown, KY, and Rosco, "Rock: Shamblin of Girard, OH; sisters, Ruby Jameson of Hubbard, OH, Sylvia Isaacs of Stillwell, OK, Claris Parsons of Hubbard, OH, Shirley King of Ovapa, and Jessie "Peachy" Thompson of Procious; 10 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be noon Saturday, August 23, 2003, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Clarence Deel officiating. Burial will follow in the Samms Cemetery, Procious.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
Added by request from Cathy Louise Shamblin: Delmer Ray Shamblin resided in Marysville Ohio for 7 years and was married Sept 25, 1995.
Aug 13 2003 Parick H. Stover, 59, of Ivydale, died August 11, 2003, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Holly Stover and Shirley Stover Hill. He was raised in Cedar Grove, where he was a member of the Cedar Grove and Glasgow volunteer fire departments. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics from West Virginia Tech and master's degrees in mathematics and educational administration from West Virginia University. He was a life member of Aplha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. He was retired from Kanawha County Schools with 30 years of service, having taught mathematics at Sissonville, Herbert Hoover and Capital high schools. He held various coaching positions at Sissonville and Herbert Hoover. His hobbies were collecting Eisenhower campaign memorabilia, Dodger baseball cards and Indian artifacts, fishing, hunting, and traveling in the USA. Most importantly, he was a Christian. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia Stover; two sons and their wives, Sidney Holly II and Tina Stover of Clendenin, Patrick Andrew and Alaina Stover of Asheboro, NC. Burial service will be ll am Thursday, August 14, 2003, in Sunset Memorial Park, Harper Road, Beckley, with Rick Canfield officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.