Bobby Joe Smith
TALCOTT - Bobby Joe Smith, 50, died at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, in Summers County ARH following an eight-month illness.
Born Jan. 1, 1953, in Summers County, he was the son of the late Lloyd Gore Sr. and Betty Smith.
Mr. Smith was a tree climber for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. and was a 1973 graduate of Talcott High School. He was a lifelong resident of Summers County.
He is survived by his companion, Della Sue Campbell of Beckley; a daughter, Shelley Burton and husband, Brian, of Raeford, N.C.; four brothers, Lloyd Gore Jr., Jerry Gore, Tim Smith and Dean Gore, all of Talcott; three sisters, Jo Standard of Pence Springs, Brenda Adkins of Roanoke, Va., and Dinah Smith of Talcott; a grandson, Brandon James Burton; and his ex-wife, Wilma Smith of Athens.
Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with the Rev. Earl Jackson officiating.
Friends may call noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Edith Clark Snider
EVANS, Ga. - Edith Clark Snider, 90, entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003.
Mrs. Snider was born in Masontown, Pa. She resided in Evans and was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Augusta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Lacy G. Snider, and her previous husband, the late Harold E. Tracy.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, the late Melissa Worrell; stepdaughter, the late Beulah Brewster; and stepson, the late Gene Snider.
Survivors include two sons, Harold Tracey of Versailles, Ky., and Raymond Tracey of Severn, Md.; four stepsons, Merlin Snider and Howard Snider, both of Princeton, Clarice Snider of Inverness, Fla., and James Snider of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Marva Ellison of Pinehurst, N.C., and Karen Hickman of Evans, Ga.; a sister, Mary Clark of Masontown, Pa.; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 6 p.m. today at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert F. Hunt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 33-A Varden Drive, Aiken, SC 29803, or to the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 3551 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909.
Arrangements by Platt's Funeral Home, Evans, Ga.
Lillian Taylor, 74, of Naoma, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, in the Hubbard House, Charleston, after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 21, 1929, in Charleston, a daughter of the late Woodrow W. and Gertrude Austin Taylor.
She was a retired employee of GMAC Acceptance Corp. of Charleston and a bookkeeper for Daniel Chevrolet-Buick, Whitesville.
She was a member of Marsh Fork Presbyterian Church at Dry Creek and was the secretary of the Marsh Fork High School Reunion Committee.
She is survived by her brother, Ronnie Bruno and his wife, Tweety, of Naoma; and aunts, Hazel Goodson of Fredericksburg, Va., Geraldine Dorsey of Sullivan, Ohio, and Vivian Treadway of Meadow Bridge.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville, with the Revs. David Pettry and David Min-turn officiating. Burial will follow in Davis Addition of Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy to be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Robert B. Blake
Robert B. Blake, 70, died Dec. 21, 2005, at his home in Ft. Pearce, Fla.
Born in Page, he was the son of the late Gladys Beals Blake and Frank Blake of Fayetteville. He also was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Abe and Bertha Beals of Fayetteville; brothers, Arnold Blake of Canton, Ohio, Carlos Blake of Cincinnati, Ohio, Everett Blake of Detroit, Mich., and Jesse Blake of Robson.
He spent most of his time living and working in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. He moved to Ft. Pearce 12 years ago.
Bob was an avid fisherman, auto mechanic, gardener and loved making crafts for family and friends. He was a Mason for many years when he lived in Sharonville, Ohio.
Surviving: his wife of 50 years, Virginia Miller Blake of Ft. Pearce; brothers, Ervin and Willard Blake of Cincinnati, Ohio; niece, Rheldia Kincaid of Robson; special nephews, Robby Miller, Dennis Miller of Cincinnati and Kevin Finley of Pontiac, Mich.; a very special aunt, Elsie Taylor, and a cousin, Eva May Suttel of Fayetteville; and a very special friend in the Port St. Lucie, Fla., area, Rabbi Sidney Tanner.
Funeral arrangements were made by Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Vorhis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral service was held Dec. 28 at the Vorhis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Rest Haven Cemetery, Blue Ash, Ohio, with the Rev. Matt Holman for Landmark Baptist Church officiating.
Following the services, a remembrance service with a luncheon was given by two of his nephews, Chef Dennis Miller and Dwayne Miller, M.D., at Mitchell’s Fish House, West Chester, Ohio for friends and family. Contributions may be made to Hospice or American Cancer Society.
Leon Bradford, 91, of Harvey, died Jan. 11, 2006, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, following a short illness.
Born Dec. 6, 1914, at Harpersville, Ala., he was the son of the late Samuel Bradford and Cornelia Keith Bradford. He also was preceded in death by two daughters, Alice Harvey and Betty Bradford; five grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and sisters and brothers, Clyde, Harvey and Lofton Bradford, and Clara Hall and Georgia Robinson.
Mr. Bradford was a coal miner, a surgical orderly at Pla-teau Medical Center and a custodian at Collins High School. He was a member of Harvey Missionary Baptist Church and the UMWA.
Surviving: his wife, Catherine Alice Booker Bradford of Harvey; children, Lofton Bradford of Flint, Mich., Benny Bradford of Harvey, the Rev. Gerry Bradford and wife, Eartha, of Mount Hope, Ruby (Odell) Nation of Corunna, N.Y., Catherine Ross of Harvey, Sammie J. Bradford of Flint, Mich., Evangelist Cornelia Marks and husband, Bobby, of Flint, Mich., Debra Gibson and friend, Robert Lucas, of Oak Hill, Evangelist Vickie (Oneal) Ziglar of Flint and Melissa Bradford of Oak Hill; 47 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Service was Jan. 16 at Harvey Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Chapman, Rev. Stanley Blanks and Minister Gerry Bradford officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Everman Floyd ‘Bud’ Crowder
Everman Floyd “Bud” Crowder, 80, of Meadow Bridge, died Jan. 14, 2006, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg of complications following a stroke.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131, or to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, c/o Kathleen Honaker, Executive Director, AHAF 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871. Please indicate donation is in memory of E.F. Crowder, 74 Danese Road, Meadow Bridge.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
William R. ‘Wig’ Feazell
William R. “Wig” Feazell, 82, of Fayetteville, died Jan. 12, 2006, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Glasgow.
Born May 9, 1923, at Beckwith, he was the son of the late Elmer H. Feazell and Isabelle Arthur Feazell. He also was preceded in death by a son, Randy Feazell; a brother, Elmer Lee Feazell; sisters, Betty June Bowles and Gloria Rhodes; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Feazell.
Mr. Feazell graduated from Fayetteville High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His rank was corporal when he received his honorable discharge. He enjoyed collecting coins.
Surviving: his daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Ginger” Blackburn of Charleston; grandsons, Wayne Taylor and his wife, Melissa, of Corbin, Ky., Carl Lee Blackburn III of Charleston and Randall Stewart Feazell II of Beckwith; great-grandchildren, Roger Wayne Taylor of Annapolis, Md., Christina R. Taylor of Corbin, and Mark Feazell and Avrey Feazell, both of Ansted; and brother-in-law, William “Bill” Rhodes, and nephew, Ronald “Punkin” Wygal, both of Beckwith, with whom he made his home.
Service was Jan. 15 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Mack Canterbury officiating. Burial followed in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Military rites were conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110.
Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
Larry Wayne Hill
Larry Wayne Hill, 48, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 14, 2006, at Plateau Medical Center.
Born Nov. 15, 1957, in Charleston, he was the son of Charles Hill of Mossy and the late Donna McCormick Hill. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Edward Hill Jr. and Gregory Allen Hill.
Larry was a disabled timber cutter for the Pack Lumber Company.
Surviving: his friend, Carla Ervin, and her children, Cassie and C.J. Sweeney of Oak Hill; a sister, Anna Marie Tinnel of Summersville; brothers, Gary Dean Hill of Cabin Creek, David Lee Hill of Dixie, Steven Ray Hill of East Bank, James Lyne Hill of Mossy, and David Lee Hill Jr. of Crab Orchard; and several nieces and nephews.
Committal service was Jan. 18 at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Denver Davis officiating.
Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.
Paul Fremont Hughes
Paul Fremont Hughes, 79, of Falls View, died Jan. 10, 2006, at his home following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 30, 1926, at Dunbar, he was the son of the late Heber Jennings and Pearl Pierson Hughes. He also was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Hughes; a sister, Willie Nutter; a brother, Bobby Ray Hughes; and granddaughters, Courtney and Ashley Hughes.
Mr. Hughes was a retired foreman from Elkem Metals Co. at Alloy with 41 years of service. He was a member of Boomer Baptist Church; a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater; a member of Gauley Bridge VFW Post No. 8366; a member of the Boomer Lions Club; and a dispatcher at the former Valley Ambulance Service in Alloy.
Surviving: his wife, Betty Jean Hartley Hughes; a daughter, Tammy Brown and husband, Adam, of Belva; sons, John Wayne Hughes and wife, Carolyn, of Mount Nebo, and Larry Hughes of Hico; sisters, Dixie Johnson of Liberty, Edith Gray of Anderson, S.C., Theora Strohacker of Spartanburg, S.C., and Annabelle Kiser of Richwood; brother, Heber Jennings Hughes Jr. of Roanoke, Va.; and grandchildren, Paul Michael Hughes, Megan Hughes, Austin Brown, Bronson Brown, Jordan Hughes, Dustin Hughes and Collin Brown.
Service was Jan. 13 at Boomer Baptist Church with Pastor Michael A. Brendel Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Military graveside rites were conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
Mary Virginia Comer Keel
Mary Virginia Comer Keel, 82, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 9, 2006, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Born March 2, 1923, at Lansing, she was the only daughter of the late Charles Morgan Comer and Virgie Inez Coleman. She also was preceded in death by her husband, George Keel; and a brother, Charles Harrison Comer of Portland, Ore.
Mrs. Keel was an elementary school teacher in Fayette County for many years, where she made a profound impact on many of her students. She did private tutoring for both children and adults, and was a literacy volunteer. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women, the American Association of University Women, and the Fayette-Raleigh Genealogical Society. The Business and Professional Women named her as Woman of the Year for her work on their scholarship program.
She loved reading and books, and enjoyed nothing more than visiting used book stores. Mrs. Keel was the author of three books, including “The Natural Way to Read.” Her other hobbies included walking in the woods, gardening, carpentry and genealogical research.
She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, teacher and friends.
Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, John and Orpha Keel of Gresham, Ore.; daughter, Gretchen Keel of Oak Hill; grandson, Jay Keel of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; brother, George Comer of Grandin, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Janice Comer of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Marcella Comer of Portland, Ore.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kate and Carl Patrick of Kanawha City and many nieces, nephews, and devoted friends.
Service was Jan. 13 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Dr. John Sauvage officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.
William ‘Bill’ Lawton
William “Bill” Richard Lawton, 84, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 12, 2006, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.
Born Feb. 24, 1921, in Sunbury, Pa., he was the son of the late George Russell and Kathryn M. Wallace Lawton. He also was preceded in death by sisters, Doris K. Bolen and June N. Cetwinski; and brothers, Jack P. Lawton and George W. Lawton.
Mr. Lawton retired in 1986 as a car salesman for Steen-Miller Inc., of Oak Hill.
Bill was a longtime member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and the Shirley Donnelly Bible Class. He was a past member and president of the Mount Hope Lions Club. He was an avid sports fan.
Mr. Lawton proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence.
Surviving: his loving wife of 55 years, Patsy Blake Lawton; brothers, Thomas W. Lawton and wife, Agatha, of Chesterfield, Va., and Robert D. Lawton of Mount Prospect, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Service was Jan. 15 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David White officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Rose Frances Zandlo Pawlus
Rose Frances Zandlo Pawlus, 91, of Scarbro, died Jan. 12, 2006, at Hidden Valley Healthcare Center in Oak Hill, following a short illness.
Born Sept. 24, 1914, at Oswald, she was the daughter of the late Joseph “Joe” and Agnes Barbara Vetak Zandlo. She also was preceded in death by a son, “Sonny” Pawlus Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Carol Pawlus; a brother, Joe Zandlo; and six sisters, Mary Wise, Annie Wise, Millie Sulesky, Frances Christian, Leona Harmon and Helen Crouch. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Rose was a retired sales clerk, having worked for Mahoney’s Grocery Store and Cook Department Store.
She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill.
Surviving: her husband of 67 years, John Edward Pawlus Sr.; a son, Steve Pawlus and wife, Rita, of Scarbro; grandchildren, Sandy Pawlus, Cynthia Dorman, Cherrie Thomas, Lisa Anderson, Brian Pawlus and Greg Pawlus; great-grandchildren, Amber Dorman, Ginny Dorman, Hannah Thomas, John Thomas, Ray Pawlus, Shyanne Pawlus and Hunter Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial was Jan. 16 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill, with Father Xavier Cooney, S.V.D., officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Fernia Mae Shrewsbury
Fernia Mae Shrewsbury, 91, of Hilltop, died in an Oak Hill hospital Jan. 11, 2006.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley.
Harry J. Smith
Harry J. Smith, 86, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 10, 2006, at Hilltop Healthcare Center following a short illness.
Born June 10, 1919, at Grantsville, he was the son of the late Walter E. and Georgia Deems Smith. He also was preceded in death by four brothers, John, James, Godfrey and Joe Smith; and three sisters, Geneve Perrine, Grace Kyer and Virginia Sawyer.
Mr. Smith was retired from Cabot Oil and Gas in Pineville with 35 years of service.
Harry was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Pineville, and the Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 17, Oak Hill. He was a 50-year Mason and past master of Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 AF and AM and Pineville Lodge No. 138 AF and AM. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving: his wife, Madeline Betts Smith; a sister-in-law, Doris Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Service was Jan. 14 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Robert Barley officiating. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill, with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post No. 3110 of Oak Hill and Masonic graveside rites conducted by Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 AF and AM.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Oak Hill Lodge Building Fund, P.O. Box 145, Oak Hill, WV 25901.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Trinity Don Smith
Trinity Don Smith, three months old, of Kilsyth, died Jan. 15, 2006, at her home.
Born Sept. 19, 2005, at Beckley, she was the daughter of Gary Wayne Smith Jr. of Glen Jean and Jacklyn Dawn Massie of Kilsyth.
Surviving, in addition to her parents: maternal grandmother, Sherry Dicken and husband,William, of Kilsyth; paternal grandparents, Gary W. Smith Sr. of Glen Jean and Bonnie Adkins of Beckley; grandparents, Jack Williams and wife, Joan, of White Sulphur Springs; great-grandparents, Eunice Peck and husband, Don, of Hylton, N.Y., Shirley Smith of Beckley, Samuel Williams and wife, Kathlee Williams, of Beckley and Louanna Dicken of Mount Hope; great-great-grandparents, Betty Maroney of Kilsyth and Vivian and Richard Adkins of Mossy; uncles, William “Cooter” Massie of Kilsyth and Eddie Adkins; great-aunt, Donna Grimmett and husband, John, of Oak Hill; cousins, Paul and John Humphrey, and very special cousins, Jonathan and Caden Humphrey and Austin Grimmett, all of Oak Hill, and Russell Tucker; and several aunts and uncles.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Church of God, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Ronnie Stapleton officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.
Anne Gresilda Fox Tilley
Anne Gresilda Fox Tilley, 87, of Roanoke, Va., died Jan. 10, 2006, surrounded by her loving family.
The youngest of 14 children, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Tilley, and a granddaughter, Stella Angelica Lubbs.
Mrs. Tilley was a longtime member of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a loving mother and grandmother who took great pride in her homemaking abilities.
Surviving: daughter, Gresilda “Kris” Tilley-Lubbs and her husband, Dan; grandchildren, Kirsten Lubbs-Robinson and her husband, Keith, Eowyn Lubbs and her fiancé, David Hernandez, and Peter Lubbs, all of Roanoke; sisters, Ruth Dooley of Fayetteville and Hilda Donnally of Charlottesville.
Funeral services were Jan. 13 at Oakeys South Chapel, Roanoke, with Rev. Ed Woodard officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, 2138 McVitty Rd. SW, Roanoke, VA 24018, for the purpose of creating a handicap-accessible environment.
Arrangements by Oakeys South Chapel, Roanoke.