Feb 26 2006 Jimmy R. Schoonover of Clay entered into rest Feb. 24, 2006, at his home. He was a retired employee of Elkem Metals, and a member of Hartland Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Hortense Osborne Schoonover of Clay; sons, Sammy and his wife, Donna, of Danville, Va., Randy of Clay, and his special friend, Nancy, of Montgomery; and Marty and his wife, Patty, of Bickmore; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Jeremy Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb 27, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home.
Michael Jospeh Ruggieri, III, age 48, of Dogwalk Lane, Afton, died unexpectedly Friday (February 24, 2006) at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. He was a licensed practical nurse and attended Warresnburg Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife: Debra Foster Ruggieri; six children and spouses: Michael J. Ruggieri IV of Vancburg, KY, Amy and Tony Seay of Greene County, Jodi and Jared Compton of Bamburg, Germany, Amber and David Ellenburg of Jonesborough, Nicholas Ruggieri of Barbourville, KY, and Daniel Ruggieri of Afton; four grandchildren: Kaelan Compton, Sarah Compton, Ashton Seay, and Xander Ellenburg; mother and step-father: Charlotte and David Norman of Spencer, West Virginia; father: Michael Joseph Ruggieri, II of Greeneville; two sisters: Lisa Wyatt of Afton and Debbie Ruggieri of Akron, OH; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Rick and Lisa Ruggieri and Steven Ruggieri all of Afton; several nieces and nephews, including one special niece: Taylor Nicole Ruggieri, and three special nephews: Davey Wyatt, Anthony Ruggieri, and Vincent Ruggieri; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Billy and Nancy Foster of Midway; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Allen and LaJune Foster of Midway and Kim and Jon Eskola of Treadway, TN; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends: Emily Hetu, Gina Nelson, Anna Moneyham, Dave and Michelle Hughes, Trina Shipp, Renee Doyle, and Katrina Scott. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a. m. Tuesday (02/28/06) from the Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jon Eskola and the Rev. Michael Compton will officiate. Interment will follow in Bible Cemetery at Mohawk.The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 p. m. on Monday at Rose Hill Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Rick Ruggieri, Steven Ruggieri, Michael Ruggieri II, Michael Ruggieri IV, Nicholas Ruggieri, Daniel Ruggieri, Anthony Ruggieri, Vincent Ruggieri. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Seay, David Ellenburg , Jared Compton, the nurses of Life Care Center of Greeneville and nurses of ProCare.
Feb 25 2006 Eugene Mason Cutlip, 80, of Big Otter, departed this life February 24, 2006, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. He had resided at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter, for the past six years after suffering a debilitating stroke. Born on April 7, 1925, near Servia, he moved to Clay County when he was 2 years old. He was the son of the late Frederick Isaac Cutlip and Bertha White Cutlip. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jack, Freddie, and Woodrow; sisters, Lucy and Myrtle; children, Charlotte and Dale, and ex-wife, Betty. He was a self-employed carpenter, and a Protestant. Survivors include his sons, Dallas, Don, Dana, and Bill; daughters, Agnes Estes, Alice Jones, Patty Becker, Charlene Smith and Loretta Peters; grandchildren, Joe, Angela, Eric, Sherri, Sean, Dayna, Esajoli, Sarah, Jennifer, Jessica, Michelle, Jason, Zachary and Jared; several great-grandchildren, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, Lula Cutlip, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 1 pm Monday, February 27, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Darrell “Buck” Mollohan officiating. Burial will follow in Moorefork Cemetery, Big Otter. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Feb 25 2006 Steve Dawson, 58, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, after a long illness. Steve was born on March 22, 1947, in Bomont, and was formerly of Charleston. He is preceded in death by his father, Clyde Sr., and his mother, Gladys. Surviving are his wife, Sharon; son, Stephen; and one stepson, Mike. Also surviving are his brothers, Clyde Jr. “Butch” of Procious; Anthony “Tony” of Clendenin; Dwight “Mike” of Big Chimney; John of Wilmington, N.C., and Patrick of St. Albans; and one sister, Christine “Cookie” of Point Pleasant. A private service was held on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Turner Funeral Home in Ellwood City, Pa. Steve was a member of the United States Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam. He also served as a racing official at the Charleston Speedway. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church, Route 114, Charleston, with the Rev. Harold Shafer officiating.
Feb 25 2006 Daniel Norman Starcher, 58, of Procious, entered into rest February 24, 2006, at his home. Born on August 12, 1947, at Cedar Grove, WV, he was the son of the late Jesse Starcher and Thelma Ashley Starcher Drake. He was a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers and an Army veteran. He was a member of the Sutton Moose Lodge, and International Union Operating Engineers Local 132. He is survived by his companion, Elaine Reed of Procious, and a step-daughter, Regina Reed of Ivydale. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Sunday, February 26, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. There will be no funeral service. The body will be cremated.
Feb 22 2006 Lenore Katherine Samples, 86, of Clay went to be with the Lord Monday, February 20, 2006, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was born in Wevaco, WV, on November 7, 1919 to the late Thomas and Cora Massey. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, two sons, Buddy Gale and Harvey S. Samples, Jr; brothers, Ed , Ray and Russell Massey; sisters, Margie Truman and Alice. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, William Bratton Samples of Pumpkin Ridge; daughters, Carol June Rush of Lorain, OH, Barbara Ann Farley and Connie Sue Ferrell, both of Ocala, Fl, Sharon Kay McKown of Spencer, Jacqueline Crider and Christine Walker, both of Procious; 33 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1:00 Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Horner?s Fork Church, Procious, with Minister Lloyd Shuecraft officiating. Burial will follow in the Samples Cemetery, Elkhurst Rd., Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
Feb 18 2006 Rodger Lynn Fugate, 53, of Bickmore, died February 16, 2006, at his home. Born on August 29, 1952, in Indore, he was the son of the late Dencil and Hazel Brown Fugate. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Dink Fugate. He was a mill worker for ClonchÂ’s Saw Mill. Survivors include his companion, Ruby Legg of Bickmore; brothers, Cletis Fugate and Gregory Fugate of Bickmore, Craig Fugate of Montgomery, and Gallard Fugate of Big Otter; sister, Judy Smith of Maysel.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, February 19, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Paul Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
Feb 16 2006 Blanch “Toots” Jones, 66, of Bomont, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at home following a courageous battle with cancer. She attended Cold Springs Gospel Tabernacle at Falling Rock and was the retired owner of Blanch's Diner, Clendenin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Nettie Mullins; brothers, Oral, Norvel, Harold, and Clinton Mullins. She is survived by her husband, Donal Lee Jones; children and their spouses, Bev and Junior Davis, Mike and Shelia Jones, Lynn and Scoot Taylor, all of Bomont, Dee and Dave Miller of Walton, Diana and Jeff Chandler of Clendenin; brothers, Burton and Dan Mullins of Clendenin; sister, Lillian Mullins of Clendenin; grandchildren, Tina and Allen Murdock, Tonya and Kevin Jennings, Regina Davis, Chris and Emily Jones, Jessica and Dewayne Conley, Donald Taylor, Amber and David Miller, Timothy and Brandon Chandler, Jeannie and Ronald Evans, Misty and Danny Moore; and great-grandchildren, Chase Murdock, Courtney and Caleb Jennings, Madison Conley, Danielle and Lindsey Moore. Arrangements are being handled by Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Funeral service will be at Matics Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, with the Rev. Darris Barker officiating. Interment will be at King-Mullins Cemetery, Bomont. Special thanks goes to hospice nurses. A very special thank you to Connie Boggs, Donna Hoffman and Sandy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blanch "Toots" Jones Fund, c/o Poca Valley Bank, P.O. Box 1235, Clendenin, WV 25045.
Feb 12 2006 Elliott "Buddy" David Quinn, 69 of Lakin, formerly of Bomont, entered into rest Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at Lakin Hospital, Lakin. He was born Oct. 14, 1936. He was a retired Mechanic for Haliburton, and was a Christian. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Quinn. He is survived by: Sons: Jerry - Bomont, WV, David and Gary both of Sissonville; Daughters, Sandra Daniels - Bomont, and Tina Butler - Midway, GA; Brothers: James - Clendenin, Joseph - MO., and Clifton - OH; Sisters: Judy Dye - MO., Fern Kuhn - Hartville, MO., Athleen Dixon - Aquasco, MD.; 11 Grandchildren Funeral service Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will follow at the Smith Cemetery, Bomont, WV.
Friends may call from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at the funeral home.
Feb 10 2006 Charles Ellis, 52, of Clay, died February 7, 2006 at CAMC-General Division. Born on May 8, 1953, in Cincinnati, OH, he was the son of the late Paul and Lillian Ellis. He was a construction worker, and a Marine veteran. Survivors include his daughters, Amanda and Kalia Ellis of Taylorsville, NC; brother, Tom Ellis of Hillsboro, OH, and sister, Josie Clement of Cincinnati, OH. There will be no services. The body has been cremated. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements
Feb 10 2006 Thelma Virginia Nicholas, 80, of Buffalo, formerly of Clay County, entered into rest on February 8, 2006, at her home. Born on August 17, 1925, at Ivydale, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alva Nicholas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Earl Walls, Jr., of Windham, OH, and Jimmy and Mike Walls, both of Buffalo; daughters, Judy Hammonds of Buffalo, Frances Robertson of Ravenna, OH, Elizabeth Ann Bird of Nitro, and Wanda Kovar of Ravena, OH; brothers, Doy Nicholas of Powellton, Charles Nicholas of Duck, Elwood Nicholas of Cleveland, OH, Lionel Nicholas of Hermitage, PA, Donald May of Duck; sisters, Nettie Nicholas of Duck, Lula Cadle of Chloe, Elizabeth Thomasson of Hurricane; sister-in-law, Idella Nicholas of Leivasy, WV; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 am Sunday, February 12, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Rodney Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
Feb 4 2006 Gary Woods, 56, of Duck died Jan. 31, 2006. Service and burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, Strange Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.
Feb 2 2006 Mary Alice Roberts, 61, of Wallback, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at Hubbard Hospice House. Born on December 18, 1944, in Fola, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Arlon and Elsie Brown Shamblin. She was a salad preparer for Snow Shoe Resort, and a member of the Church of God, Pocahontas Co. Survivors include her husband, Harvey Wayne Roberts of Wallback; son, Eddie Lawson Brown of Marlinton; daughters, Kathleen Elizabeth West of Wallback and Lora Ann Truman of Elkhurst; brothers, James Robert Shamblin of Hillsboro, General Thurmond Shamblin of Wallback, Wesley Sterling Brown of Wallback; sisters, Annie Lee Shamblin, Dorothie Irene Shamblin, Susan Menora Carr, and Catherine Bell Crawford, all of Marlinton; 6 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 pm Saturday, February 4, 2006, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Bob Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Jan 29 2006 Tressie Tanner, 89,of Duck, WV, was call home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at her home. She was born October 9, 1916 to the late RC and Stella (Dawson) Sheets. She was a member of the Nebo Baptist Church and was homemaker. Tressie is survived by her sons Arnold “Doy” Tanner of Duck, Sherlie Tanner of Lorain, OH., and Donald Tanner of Tallmadge ,OH, daughter Glenna Vaughan of Norton, OH., and sister Mable Long of Duck, WV., 9 grandchildren,12 great grandchildren and 10 great-great-granchildren Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo, WV with Minister Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will follow in the Hardman Cemetery, Nebo, WV Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Jan 29 2006 Clara Ann Johnson, 67, of Ivydale, WV, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 28, 2006 after a long fight against cancer. She was a retired teacher’s aide from the Ivydale School with over 30 years of service. She attended Ivydale Methodist Church, and she grew up in Widen, WV. Ann was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Grace Truman, sister Lizzie Shingler and brother Alfred Truman. She is survived by her husband Paul R. Johnson, Sr., of Ivydale, son and daughter in law Paul R. ”Dick” Jr. and Joyce Johnson of Ivydale, grandsons J.D. and Brandon, of Ivydale, WV. Sisters and brothers in law, Olga and Thurman Ratliff, Betty and Charles Cantrell, Joan and Jim Dawson; brothers Okey “Doc” and wife Joann Truman, all of Duck, WV., Joe Truman of Big Otter, WV., Sister-in-law June Johnson of Summersville, WV., foster Sister Maysel McNeer of Charleston, WV., Lots of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with (nephews) Ministers Joe Bob Truman and Joe Dawson officiating. Burial will follow at the Dawson farm at Duck, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 9 Monday at the funeral home.
Jan 29 2006 Lisa Diane (Lipscomb) Allen, 35, of Bomont entered into rest Thursday, January 26, 2006 at her home. She was born September 25, 1970 in Richwood, WV. Lisa was preceded in death by her daughter Jessica Owen. She is survived by her Mother and Step-Father Sherry and Joe Fasanelli of Bomont, WV. And her Father Terry Lipscomb of Port Republic, VA. Lisa is also survived by her son Andrew T. Owens, and her daughter Kasey D. Allen, both of Bomont, WV. and by Marshall Allen Jr. of Clendenin, WV. Also by her Brother Michael Lipscomb of Richmond, VA ., and her Sister Terri L. Smith of Procious. Visitation service will be held from 12 p.m. to 1p.m Monday,January 30, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.
Jan 26 2006 Margaret Â“PeggyÂ” Ann King, 64, of Procious answered GodÂ’s call Monday, January 23, 2006, at Carolina Medical Center in Monroe, NC. Born on March 2, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Gail and Helen Samples. She was a beloved wife and a devoted mother, and was a member of HornerÂ’s Fork Baptist Church. Her favorite scripture was John 3:16. She is survived by her husband, Oscar King of Procious; son, Allen C. King of Maysel; daughters, Stephanie Taylor of Bickmore, and Amy Meadows of Monroe, NC; brothers, Jackie , Teddy and David Samples, all of Procious, Roger Samples of Poca, and Lonnie Samples of Bomont; sisters, Nancy Beezel of Clarksburg, and Bobbie Nichols of Cincinnati, OH; paternal great-grandmother, Goldie Samples of Procious; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2 pm Friday, January 27, 2006, at the Daubenspeck-King Cemetery, Maysel, with Ministers Jerry Bodkins and Joe Dawson officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.