March 21 2006 Opal Minnie Brown Edwards, 85, of Fola entered into rest March 20,2006, at her home following a short illness. Born on January 4, 1921, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Florence Brown. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Lymon, Lloyd, and Stanley; two grandsons, Jeremy and Benjamin Miller; grand daughter, Sarah Edwards, and great-grandson, Noah Westfall. She was a life long resident of Fola, a homemaker, wife, and a devoted mother and grandmother. She worked as a cook for Clay County High School from 1972-1982. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Carl Edwards of Fola; eight children, Etta of Bridgeton, NJ, Beverly Philips and her husband, Larry, of Lerona, Carl Jr. of Lake Dallas, TX, Paul and wife, Leona, of Bell Creek, Janette McGinnis and husband, Randy, of Lexington, NC, Doug and wife, Dinah, of Covel, WV, Lorna Westfall of Fola, and Larry and wife, Shelia, of Lerona; 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and 6 step-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace Laird and Bob of Fort Myers, FL and Carlos and Nell Brown of Atlanta, GA. Funeral service will be 11 am Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the Fola Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Price officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
March 17 2006 Hollis Ray Osborne, 64, of Maysel, entered into rest March 17, 2006, at his home. Born on January 30, 2006, at Valley Fork, he was the son of the late Lawton Mack and Rebecca Jane Cline Osborne. He was a retired mechanic. Survivors include his son, Hollis Ray Osborne, Jr. of Wellsburg, WV; daughters, Tammy Lee Parsons of Pensacola, FL and Hollie Renee Osborne of Arizona; brother, John C. Osborne of Tampa, FL; sisters, Pearl Paxton of Wallback, Anna Fay Rose of Tampa, Sterling Birchfield of Charleston, Evalee Williams of Tampa, and Loretta Blankenship of Bellbrook, OH; six grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Valley Fork, with Minister John Osborne officiating. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
CUMMINGS, JACKIE LYNN, age 49, of Christiansburg passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006 at her home. A 1974 graduate of Clay High School, Clay, WV, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Radford University in 1996, and a Associate in Arts and Science with a major in General Studies from New River Community College. She was a member of Draper Baptist Church where she served as choir director and a Sunday School teacher. She had been an employee of Virginia Tech and Dr. David McMillan as office manager, she was a member of the Adeline’s Singing Group she enjoyed doing needlepoint. She is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, John Cummings; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jennifer Cummings and their son, Nathan Louis Cummings, Williamsburg, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Jake Blevins, Roanoke; her parents, Beauford and Ella Workman Trent, Dublin, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Larry Ross, Dublin, VA; special niece, Meagan Ross, Fairlawn, VA; several aunts, uncles and in-laws in West Virginia. The family would like to extend special thanks to Christie for all your help and loving care to Jackie. Also, thanks to all who touched her life and loved her for their support through this battle with “Lou Gehrigs” Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider either the local ALS Foundation, the MDA association or the family. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Horne Funeral Home. Memorial services will be conducted 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Horne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Willie Overton officiating. The Cummings family is being served by Horne Funeral & Cremation Service, Christiansburg, VA. (382-2612)
March 17 2006 Herman Sylvester Davis, 84, of Procious, entered into rest March 16, 2006, at CAMC-General Division. Born on July 9, 1921, in Elkhurst, WV, he was the son of the late Henry and Ada Alpha Davis. He was a retired mill wright with 30 years of service from E. I. Dupont in Belle, a member of Clay VFW Post 4419, a drill sergeant with the US Army during World War II, and attended Burke Memorial United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Helen Virginia Davis of Procious; daughters, Jo-Ann Davis West of Procious, Jewell McKown of Cloverdale, IN, and Rita Kirk of Procious; brother, Billy Davis of Blue Knob, WV; sisters, Freda Nichols of Lizemores and June Estep of Bloomingham, IL; grandchildren, Teresa McKown, Jeanette McKown, Annette Fletcher, Sandra Yvonne Lynch, and Dr. Renee Kirk Schnitzer; 5 grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2 pm Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay, with Minister Herbert Vance officiating, with military graveside rites conducted by Clay VFW Post 4419. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Disabled American Veterans, Department of West Virginia, 5074 Elk River Road N, Charleston, WV Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
March 15 2006 Ronald Gene O'Brien, 54, of Clay, died March 13, 2006, at CAMC-General Division. Born on March 16, 1951, in Charleston, WV, he was the son of Kenneth and Maxine O'Brien of Maysel. He was a coal miner for Terry Eagle Coal Company, and an Army Veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam. Surviving are two sons, Joshua and his wife, Jill, of Lizemores, and Justin of Enoch; daughter, Julia Drake and her husband, Chris, of Gassaway; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Mary O?Brien of Ovapa; sister and brother-in-law, Dorma and Donvil Adkins of Enoch; grandchildren, Alexia and Skylee Drake of Gassaway. Graveside service will be 3 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Asbury Cemetery, Enoch, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. There will be no visitation.
March 15 2006 Edward Alton White, 76, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, formerly of Clay County, died March 12, 2005, at his residence. Born on October 23, 1929, in Spencer, WV, he was the son of the late Seldon White and Nell Stone White. He was a retired boiler maker, a member of Newton Baptist Church, and an Air Force Veteran of the Korean conflict. Survivors include his wife, Glenna L. White of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Connie Simon of Mt. Pleasant, and son, Steven White of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Graveside funeral service will be 11 am Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Laurel Point Cemetery, Newton, with Minister Homer Hensley officiating. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
March 13 2006 Brayton G. Young, 79, of Stevenson, Alabama, formerly of Clay, entered into rest Saturday, March 11, 2006. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Young Cemetery, Enoch, WV, with minister Franklin Young officiating. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay is in charge of arrangements.
March 10 2006 Cora Bragg Mullins, 99, of Clay, entered into rest Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale. Born on September 24, 1906, in Ira, WV, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Belle Rose Bragg. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sylvester ?Vess? Mullins, her daughter, Kay Eleanor Mullins Harrison; grandchildren, Todd and Dodd Baker; and brothers and sisters, James Freeman Bragg, Alva Jack Bragg, Sarah Bragg, Blanch Bragg Carte, Thomas L. Bragg and Irene Bragg. She was a retired school teacher, with 42 l/2 years of service. She was a member of Eastern Star Francis Chapter # 28, Delta Kappa Gamma, White Shrine, retired Teacher?s Association, former member of Rebekah Lodge, and former member of the Clay County Library Board. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Cindy Mullins of Clay; brother and sister-in-law, Owen and Mable Bragg of Piqua, OH; grandchildren and their spouses, Rodd and Virginia Baker, Robert and Cynthia Baker, Timothy and Jill Harrison, Jennifer and Donny Wehrle, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 am Monday, March 13, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Ralph Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery, Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.
March 10 2006 Patrick Harold Adkins, 66, of Clay, entered into rest March 9, 2006, at his home. Born on April 10, 1939, in Bentree, he was the son of the late Elvin and Evelyn Adkins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Delano Adkins. He was a retired coal miner from Majestic Mining, a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, and an Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Pearly Adkins of Clay; sons, Bruce, Glen, and Brian Adkins, all of Clay and Gary Adkins of Summersville; brothers, Darrell and Roy Adkins of Clay, and Jerry Adkins of Birch River; sisters, Rosalee Harlow of Hanshaw, WV; step-mother, Deloris Adkins of Clay; half brothers, Billy, Richard Adkins of Clay, and Eddy Adkins of Loudinville ,OH ; half sister, Lisa Adkins of Gilbert, WV; step-sisters, Janet McGlothlin of Clay and Janie Grosjean of Fredericksburg, OH; step brother, Roy Wood of Clay; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, March 12, 2006, at New Antioch Church, Dog Run, with Minister Gary Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Cemetery, Dog Run. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements
March 2006 Robert L. "Bob" Gibson, 74, of Chloe, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after an extended illness. He was born May 16, 1931, at Floe, a son of the late Roma and Reva Knotts Gibson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mabel Jean Gibson and an infant brother, Eugene Gibson. Bob was the retired owner and operator of Town & Country General Store and Town & Country Auto Parts Store both of Spencer. Also, he was a retired over the road truck driver and former member of the Teamster's Union. He was a member of the Moriah Lodge No. 38, A.F. & A.M., Spencer. Survivors include his wife, Bernadette Gibson of Chloe; one son, James "Jay" Gibson of Waltham, MA; five daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Emmett Thompson of Canal Fulton, OH, Patty and Mick Moore of Chloe, Becky Starner and Pete Bowling of Manassas, VA, Karen and Kevin Frame of Uniontown, OH and Jean and Gary Gorman of Austin, TX; two sisters and brother-in-law, JoAnn Cadwell of Duck and Janet and Dewey Tanner of Nebo; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.A funeral service will be conducted Monday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo, with Brother Scott Tanner officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson Family Cemetery, Floe. Friends may call at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, from 6-8 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.
March 10 2006 Emma Evelyn Gould, 62, of Bickmore, entered into rest March 8, 2006, at CAMC-Memorial Division. Born on May 3, 1943, in Clay County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruby Schoolcraft. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Letha May Jones. She was a housewife and mother, a member of Maysel Community Church, choir member, and Church Treasurer. Survivors include her husband, George H. Gould of Bickmore; sons, George Stanley Gould, Lloyd Eli Gould, and Alan J. Gould, all of Bickmore; daughter, Charlotte Y. Sloan of Bickmore; brothers, Bobby Schoolcraft of Coshocton, OH, and Henry L. Schoolcraft of Rittman, OH; sisters, Bonnie June Taylor and Phyllis Jean Taylor, both of Hartland, Barbara Nottingham of Lizemores, Betty Happney of Bickmore, Joyce Haas of Aurora, IN,, and Sylvia Jane Snook of Chippewa, OH; 6 grandchildren and l great-grandchild. Funeral service will be l pm Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Bob Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
March 6 2006 Ronald Lee Sigman, 72, of Ivydale, WV entered into rest Sunday, March 5, 2006 at CAMC General Division . Born on April 28, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Ethel (Young) Sigman, brother Keith Sigman, and sister Brenda Sigman. Ronald was a retired steel worker and was a Air force Veteran in the Korea War . He is survived by his wife Nancy Sigman of Ivydale, son and daughter in law Gregory and Doris Sigman of Frametown, brother Dewayne Sigman of Charleston, sisters Linda Sigman of Charleston, Phyllis Ball of Blooming Rose, Mary Lou Barnette of Charleston, Judy Powell of Woodbridge, VA., Emma Jo Kyer of Daytona Beach, Fl., Lois Browning of Strange Creek, Betty Fizer of Marysville, OH., and sister in law Karen Sigman of Charleston. 2 grandchildren Jerry Sigman of Stinson, Nathan Sigman of Frametown and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Jimmy Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
March 5 2006 “Poppy” Lanzo Lee Moore, 84, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord March 3, 2006, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1921, in Bickmore, W.Va., a son of the late Sanford Andrew and Cilicia Mirel Hamrick Moore. Mr. Moore served in the United States Navy from August 4, 1942, until February 1948, and the United States Naval Reserves for 6 years until 1954. After serving his country he worked at Fletchers Enamel Plant in Dunbar. He went on to work for Kanawha County Schools, Mound Elementary, for 35 years before retiring and moving to Bristol, Va. The joy of his life was his granddaughter and his family and special friends in Dunbar, Fairlawn Baptist Church, Mound Elementary School, V.I. Ranch Road neighbors, Valley Pike Elementary Faculty, staff and children, Monarch Place neighbors, and his church family at Central Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jean Crouser, Sybil McLaughlin, Dolly Nottingham, Molly Nottingham and June George; and his brothers, Jennings Moore and Hubert Moore. Survivors include daughter, Linda M. King and husband Renny C. of Bristol, Tenn.; granddaughter, Lindsay Rene King of Greenville, S.C.; brothers, Silvester Moore, James Moore, Billy Moore and Carl Moore; sisters, Mae Workman, Nancy Legg and Hazel Shearer; and several nieces and nephews Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2006, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Les Ketron and Dr. Charles Sherfey officiating. The committal will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville, with Military Honors conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Senior Men Sunday school class at Central Baptist Church. With grateful hearts we give thanks to Dr. David Thompson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial be made in honor of Mr. Moore to Central Baptist Church at 24461 Mock Knob Rd., Abingdon, VA 24210 and Trinity Baptist Church at 220 Old Airport Rd., Bristol, VA 24201.
March 5 2006 Della June O'Quinn, 90, of Summersville died Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Summersville Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 24, 1916, at Enoch, Clay County, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Rosa Belle Workman Adkins. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Alvin Shaver; her second husband, Junior E. O'Quinn; and by a daughter, Phyllis June Smith. She was a member of the Little Union Baptist Church, Calvin, and was a homemaker. Survivors include her children, Dorma Jean Straley of Craigsville, Patsy Bragg and Sandy Shaver, both of Summersville, and Roger O'Quinn of Mount Nebo; brother, Buhl Adkins of Glade Creek; one sister, Betty Price of Aberdeen, Md.; 12 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Little Union Baptist Church, Calvin, with the Rev. Ron George officiating. Interment will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at White Funeral Home, Summersville.
Feb 27 2006 Ronald Lee O’Dell, 61, of Winfield, entered into rest on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at the home of his nephew and caregivers, Michael and Peggy Bragg of Winfield. Born on March 21, 1944, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Gay August O’Dell, and Delphia O’Dell of Walton, WV. He was a surveyor and an Army Veteran. Survivors include his son, Billy Keith O’Dell of Elkview; daughter, April Marie Spade of Winfield; grandchildren, Laura Alice O’Dell and Billy Keith O’Dell of FL, Samantha Raye Spade, Elijah Griffin Lee Spade, and Alexandra Elizabeth Spade, of Winfield; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Alice O’Dell of Bomont; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alyce Faye and Criss Bragg of Ovapa, Mary Ellen and Howard Friend of Ravenswood, Glenna and James Perdue of Ovapa, and Sandra Sue and Charles Loomis of Given. Funeral service will be 2 pm Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Roger Cummings officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.