Tresa B. Willis
Tresa B. Willis, 83, of Cannelton, died Sept. 19, 2003, in Montgomery Elderly Care.
Born May 18, 1920, at Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Opie and Cecil Myers Nutter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Willis.
Mrs. Willis was a member of Carbondale Baptist Church, Carbondale.
Survivors include her children, Terry Willis of Cannelton, Sandra Willis of Charleston, Georgena Petry of Cannelton, and William "Bolts" Willis of Pratt; brother, Samuel Nutter of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Betty Dent of Bald Knob, Mona Lord of Bullhead, Ariz., Mary Hazelwood of Eleanor, and Hope McKnight of Falls View; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service was Sept. 22 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
William Arthur Fleming
William Arthur Fleming, 74, of St. Albans, formerly of Smithers, died Sept. 10, 2003, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Born July 16, 1929, at Canney Creek, Pike County, Ky., he was the son of the late Brownlow and Sarah McPeaks Fleming. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Willa, in 1996.
Mr. Fleming was retired from Peabody Coal Company and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Survivors include his children, Terry Fleming of St. Albans, Darrell Fleming of North Charleston, Ricky Fleming of Rock Hill, N.C., Tammy Lopez of Merritt Island, Fla., and Dawn Fleming of Charleston; sisters, Myrle Legg of Canton, Ohio, and Shirley Hill of Ashland, Ky.; brother, Luther Fleming of Kimberly; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service was Sept. 15 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Chester Bird officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Charlotte E. Hamrick
Charlotte E. Hamrick, 61, of Hugheston, died Sept. 7, 2003, in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness.
Born Jan. 18, 1942, in Hugheston, she was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Hugheston.
Survivors include a son, Timmy Proctor of Cross Lanes; a daughter, Carolina Hamrick of Hugheston; brothers, Clayton Proctor, Charles Proctor, and Wayne Cochran, all of Hugheston, and Melvin Cochran of Mississippi; uncle, Calvin Proctor of London; and grandchildren, Cindy Harmon of Hugheston and Wesley Proctor of Cross Lanes.
Funeral service was Sept. 10 at Hooper, Bostic and Layne Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Gary Tucker officiating. Burial was in Hughes Creek Cemetery, Hughes Creek.
Violet Mae Huffman Hensley
Violet Mae Huffman Hensley, 69, of Charleston, passed away Sept. 2, 2003, in Montgomery General Hospital.
Born May 13, 1934, in Ansted, she was a daughter of the late Chester Huffman and Gladys Skaggs Huffman.
Mrs. Hensley was a Baptist by faith and was a retired computer operator for Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Hudson of Winfield; a son, Charles Huffman of Sissonsville; sisters, Ella Wood of Malden and Ada Morris of Hughes Creek; and grandchildren, Kimberly Hudson and Charles J. Huffman.
Service was Sept. 6 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Ansted, with Pastor Doug Eades and Bobby Warren officiating. Entombment followed at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum in Clintonville.
Annie Mae Radford-White
Annie Mae Radford-White, 75, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Deepwater, died Sept. 8, 2003, in Washington, D.C., after a short illness.
Mrs. Radford-White was a former member of Morning Star Baptist Church, a retired U.S. Department of Labor Supervisor, member of Eastern Star Naomi Chapter No. 10, and a member of Daughters of Isis Ramadan Court No. 150.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. White.
Survivors include her nephew, Alfred D. Radford of Clarksville, Tenn.; brothers, John M. Radford of Deepwater and William M. Radford of Cleveland, Ohio; and sister, Rosa Lee Radford-Jones of Cleveland, Ohio.
Service, with arrangements by Anderson-Hairston Funeral Home, Montgomery, was Sept. 13 at Morning Star Baptist Church, Deepwater, with the Rev. Keith Walker officiating. Burial was in Meadow Haven Memorial Park, Ingram Branch.
Memorial donations can be made to Morning Star Baptist Church, Deepwater.
Vada May Ramsey
Vada May Ramsey, 90, of Rainelle, died Sept. 3, 2003, at her home following a short illness.
Born Aug. 17, 1913, at Deepwater, she was the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Lula Mae Taylor Petry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Addison Ramsey, in 1961; a daughter, Gladys Jean Higgins; a son, Jackie Thomas Ramsey; sisters, Freda and Garnet; and brothers, Paul, Thomas and Jehu.
Mrs. Ramsey was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
Survivors include daughters, Carolyn Bradshaw and her husband, Noah, of Conyers, Ga., and Kathy Ramsey of Morgantown; sons, James Ramsey and his wife, Doreen, of Rainelle, and Donald Ramsey and his wife, Harrietta, of Rainelle; sister, Patsey Wenger of Arbovale; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Service was Sept. 7 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle, with the Revs. Keith Shumaker and Larry Sovine officiating. Entombment followed in Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville.
William J. Williams
William Joseph "W.J." Williams, 66, of the 300 block of Westgate Ave., Suffolk, Va., died Aug. 26, 2003, at Obici Hospital.
Born in Vaughan, he was the son of the late Myrtle Williams Keith.
Mr. Williams retired after 37 years of service with Norfolk Southern Railway as a conductor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and the world's greatest husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Florence M. Williams; son, Kevin Michael Williams of Chesapeake; daughters, Linda Lewis Etherton of Suffolk, Peggy Lewis Griggs of Windsor, Va., and Charlene Ellen Chavis of Suffolk; sisters, Shirley Boysko of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dixie Christian of South Charleston; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Aug. 29 at Sidney F. Harrell Chapel of the Harrell & Hill Funeral Home by Pastors and Tony and Kathy Peaks. Interment was in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Open Door Church Building Fund, 816 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.
Macel Lovejoy, 91, of Lakewood, Ohio, formerly of Elkridge, died Oct. 1, 2003, at home.
Born July 18, 1912, in Nicholas County, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosella Neal Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Algie; her son, Ernest; and daughters, Jean and Lula.
Surviving: children, Tressie Young, Elsie Bentley, Macel Young, Algie Lovejoy, Robert Lovejoy, Damon Lovejoy, Peggy Steward and Nelda Tucker; sisters, Ruby Lane, Irene Taylor, Martha Moore and Maggie; brother, Burnell Brown; 30 grandchildren, approximately 70 great-grandchildren and approximately 30 great-great-grandchildren.
Service was Oct. 5 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Frank Brown officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.
Eva Sletha Fannin Thompson
Eva Sletha Fannin Thompson, 97, of Smithers, died Oct. 3, 2003, at a Malden care facility.
Born Oct. 5, 1905, in Wylieville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James Benjamin and Ora Buckner Fannin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles "John" Thompson; and daughter, Gaye Moore.
Mrs. Thompson was a retired Fayette County school teacher with 44 years of service, having retired from Oakland School in Smithers. She attended the Montgomery Presbyterian Church.
Surviving: daughter, Joy C. Kirby of Smithers; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct., 9 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Elder James Dempsey officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.
Roland Stillwell Birckhead, M.D.
Roland Stillwell Birckhead, 79, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Sept. 25, 2003, at the Hilton Head Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 3, 1924, in Glen Ferris, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Stillwell Birckhead and Roland Mundy Birckhead.
He attended West Virginia Institute of Technology and graduated from West Virginia University and Medical College of Virginia, School of Medicine. He interned at Charleston Area Medical Center and served his residency at Charleston Memorial Hospital.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Dr. Birckhead practiced medicine for 35 years in Gauley Bridge before retiring to Hilton Head Island in 1987. He was a member of the Port Royal Golf and Tennis Club.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Delano Birckhead; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jim Glick of Hilton Head Island; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Maureen Birckhead of Kennesaw, Ga., William Birckhead of Charlotte, N.C., and David and Etta Birckhead of St. Albans, Va.; sisters, Betty Tucker of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Maxine Atkins of Geneseo, Ill.; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Dolores Birckhead of Accokeek, Md.; and grandchildren, Caitlin, Emily and Claire Birckhead, Kevin and Christopher Glick, and James Birckhead.
A reception was held at the residence on Hilton Head Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hilton Head Island Humane Association, PO Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925.
Information submitted by The Island Funeral Home and Crematory.
Elsie M. Cavendish
Elsie M. Cavendish, 90, of Summersville, died Sept. 27, 2003, in the Summersville Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility.
Born Oct. 11, 1912, at Beards Fork, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Morris Gray. Her husband, Lon H. Cavendish, preceded her in death in 1980.
Mrs. Cavendish was a member of the Salem Baptist Church at Drennen and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Orvin and his wife, Sylvia, of Spartanburg, S.C.; daughters, Ezzelle and her husband, John Cooper, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Thelma and her husband, Cassidy Jarrett, of Summersville; sister, Marjorie Daugherty of Summersville; brother, Claude Gray of Charleston, S.C.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sept. 30 in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens at Calvin.
James F. Conley Sr.
James F. Conley Sr., 90, of Mount Olive, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 24, 2003, in Montgomery General Extended Care.
Born April 15, 1913, in Kanawha County, he was the son of the late General and Martha Mae Smith Conley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Paterno Conley.
Mr. Conley was a member of the Bell Creek Baptist Church in Dixie, a retired employee of Cannelton Coal Co. with 43 years of service, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Survivors include his children, Gloria Clonch and her husband, Joseph, of Mount Olive, James Conley, also of Mount Olive, and Joseph Conley and his wife, Judith, of Drennen; grandchildren, Trudy Barker of Charleston, Tamara Wilkinson and her husband, Steve, of Anderson, Ind., Paul Conley and his wife, Lisa, of Summersville, and Aaron Conley and his wife, Jennifer, of Edinboro, Pa.; and great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Amanda Barker of Charleston, Ethan and Jesse Wilkinson of Anderson, Ind., Riley Conley of Edinboro, Pa., Seth Conley of Summersville and Elijah Conley, also of Edinboro.
A celebration of his life was held at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, on Sept. 27. A graveside service followed in the Wiseman Cemetery at Mount Olive with the Rev. Steve Wilkinson officiating.
Jeanetta C. Hopkins
Jeanetta C. Hopkins, 76, of Powellton, died Sept. 22, 2003, at home.
Born Jan. 22, 1927, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Theodore and Cynthia Grass Bass. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Coleman; and her brother, Kenneth Bass.
Mrs. Hopkins worked 23 years for the Fayette County Board of Education, retiring as head cook at Valley High School, Smithers.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Clyde E. Hopkins; children, Elaine Belcher of Mount Carbon, Iris Keffer of Elkridge, Brenda Hopkins of Montgomery, Debbie Walker of Mount Carbon, Rose King of Powellton, Marilyn Querry of Powellton, Patty Farbo of Montgomery, and Clyde "Feller" Hopkins of Elkridge; brother, Albert T. Bass Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Pauline Manley of Pratt, Marcella Browning of Johnstown, Pa., and Betty Sparks of Richwood; and 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Service was Sept. 24 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Greg Francis officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.
Jeremy Leo "Pete" Jarvis, 24, of Auburndale, Fla., passed away Sept. 24, 2003.
Born in Charleston, he was the son of James and Darleana Jarvis of Lake Alfred, Fla., and Lee and Bill Sweeney of Copley, Ohio.
Jeremy graduated from Auburndale High School in Auburndale. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating and cars.
Survivors other than his parents include his brother and best friend, James Jarvis II of Auburndale; grandparents, Julia Marge Jarvis of Montgomery, Loraine Jivan of Arizona, and Gary and Argatha Preast of Lakeland, Fla.; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Service was Sept. 30 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
Toussaint L. Jones Sr.
Toussaint L. Jones Sr., 85, passed away Sept. 24, 2003, at the Bethany Lutheran Village in Dayton, Ohio, after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Georgia Jones; brother, Guy Jones Jr.; sisters, Alma Forest Hicks and Judith Smith; and his wife of 50 years, Lou Anna Jones.
Mr. Jones was a graduate of Simmons High School in Montgomery, and he retired from Union Carbide in Alloy. He had been a lifelong resident in Rand before moving to Dayton.
He was an active member of the Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, the Sunday school and the Craftsmen Social and Civic Club. Toussaint will be remembered as a supporter of education, a man of faith, and an avid sports fan.
Survivors include his daughter, Carol Hinton Nolan, and son-in-law, David; son, Toussaint Jr., and daughter-in-law, Epatha; granddaughters, Tanya Jones and Kala Hinton; great-granddaughters, Brooklynne, Brittaney, and Brandi Dunbar; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Services were Sept. 29 at the Levi First Missionary Baptist Church in Rand.
The family requests that donations be made to the scholarship fund of the Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, S 125 Church Drive, Charleston, WV 25306; or to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.
Allen G. Phillips
Allen G. "Butch" Phillips Jr., 52, of Ronda, passed away Sept. 23, 2003, at home surrounded by family and friends after a long illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucena "Lou" Phillips Riffe; father, Allen G. Phillips; and four infant brothers and sisters.
Allen was a member of the Winifrede Chapel, Winifrede.
Survivors include his wife, Leslie Harper Phillips, daughter, Lindsay; and niece, Ashley, all at home; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Melissa Phillips of Eskdale; grandsons, Dylan Cole and Dawson Cade of Eskdale; brothers, Tom of Miami and Robert of Quarrier; sisters, Carolyn Keeney of Eskdale and Patti Withrow of Dunbar; stepmother, Betty Phillips of Ronda; stepfather, William "Bill" Riffe of Quarrier; beloved nieces and nephews, Courtney, Josh, Brian, Kara, Aaron, and Kelcie; mother- and father-in-law, Bunie and Irene "Crick" Harper of Leewood; aunt, Gloria Enicks-Bounds of East Bank; and a host of loving cousins and other family members and friends.
Services were Sept. 27 at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Donald Lanham officiating. Burial followed in the Phillips Family Cemetery at Sharon.
Dr. Otis K. Rice
Dr. Otis K. Rice, 84, of Hugheston, passed away Sept. 22, 2003, in Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital.
Born June 6, 1919, in Hugheston, he was the son of the late Charles Orion and Mary Catherine Belcher Rice.
Dr. Rice was the well known author of several books on West Virginia history. He wrote several books, including "The Allegheny Frontier;" "West Virginia: The State and Its People;" "Frontier Kentucky;" "The Hatfields and the McCoys;" "Charleston and the Kanawha Valley;" "West Virginia, A History," and later editions with Stephen W. Brown as co-author; "History of Greenbrier County;" "History of Lewisburg Methodist Church;" "A History of the Sheltering Arms Hospital," co-authored with Wayne E. Williams; and "A History of West Virginia Banking," with co-author Stephen W. Brown.
Dr. Rice was a recipient of many awards, includin: Associate of the Danforth Foundation in 1968; first Annual Award of the West Virginia Humanities Foundation; first Virgil A. Lewis Award of the West Virginia Historical Society; Centennial Alumnus of the Year by Morris Harvey College in 1988; vice chairman of the Kanawha Bicentennial Commission in 1988; Alumnus of the Year by West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1991; honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1993; honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by West Virginia University; and first Governor's Award for contributions to Culture, History and the Arts.
He was named West Virginia's first Historian Laureate on July 22.
Dr. Rice retired from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1997 as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences with the title of Professor Emeritus of History.
Survivors include his sisters, Alma and Rosalie Rice, both of Hugheston, and Sarah Lee Skaggs and her husband, David, of Apopka, Fla.; a niece, Martha Thomas and her husband, Edwin, of Longwood, Fla.; and grandnephews, David Thomas of Longwood, Fla., and Matthew Thomas of Glenview, Ill.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Service was Sept. 25 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Gary Tucker officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Selena Terry, 70, of Charleston, died Sept. 25, 2003, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Terry was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Robert Terry of Charleston; sons, Artiss Jones and Donald Ray Terry, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Clem Robert Terry and Roger Terry, both of Charleston; daughters, Carolyn Terry and Charlotte Terry, both of Columbus, and Annie Mae Ward and Lisa Terry, both of Charleston; brother, the Rev. Charles W. White of Hansford; sisters, Pearl Taylor of Kimberly and Samantha Allen of Columbus; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Service, with arrangements by Anderson-Hairston Funeral Home, Montgomery, was Sept. 29 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Carbondale, with the Rev. Cornell Byers officiating. Interment was in Meadow Haven Memorial Park, Ingram Branch.
Philip Aaron Whitlock
Philip Aaron Whitlock, 62, of Gastonia, N.C., formerly of Hugheston, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 16, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Whitlock.
Survivors include his daughter, Penny Whitlock of Charlotte, N.C.; father, Woodrow Whitlock of Hugheston; sisters, Phyllis Evans and Alice Palmer, both of Hugheston; and brothers, Rick Whitlock of Hugheston and Woody Whitlock of Huntington.
Service was Sept. 19 at Greene Funeral Services, with burial in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, N.C.
Leonard Cotton, 74, of Elkridge, died Sept. 8, 2003, in Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.
Born May 29, 1929, at McDunn, he was the son of the late Benjamine and Louise Sigler Cotton.
Mr. Cotton was a retired coal miner from Valley Camp Coal Company.
Survivors include his children, Benny Cotton of Ocala, Fla., Donna Sohrabi of Macedonia, Ohio, Roger Cotton of Elkridge and Timothy Cotton of Kimberly; sister, Betty Street of Smithers; brother, Tom Bowen of Powellton; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Service will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Buddy Lee Dutton
Buddy Lee Dutton, 67, of Fayetteville, died at home Sept. 5, 2003, following a short illness.
Born Jan. 8, 1936, at Hico, he was the son of the late Albert Bert Dutton and Mary Margaret Harper Dutton. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Sue Dutton, on July 2, 2002; and his son, James Lee "Jimbo" Dutton, on March 15, 1987.
Mr. Dutton was a retired security guard at Elkem Metals, Alloy. He loved cooking, the outdoors and riding his four-wheelers.
Survivors include his sister, Doris Workman and husband, Ira S. Workman, of Hico; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service and entombment, with arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, were Sept. 9 at Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Ansted, with the Rev. Greg Auxier officiating.
Elmer 'Ted' Faulkner Sr.
Elmer "Ted" Faulkner Sr., 84, of Oak Hill, formerly of Montgomery Heights, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Crede after a long illness.
Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Key Faulkner.
Mr. Faulkner was a retired coal miner with 42 years of service in the coal fields, having worked for Cannelton Coal Co. He was a World War II U.S. Army Pearl Harbor veteran and a deacon of The Deep Water Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Survivors of Pearl Harbor, American Legion and The Civitan Club.
Survivors include a son, Elmer "Teddy" and wife, Kitty Faulkner of Clendenin; daughters, Bina and husband, Wayne Phillips, of Oak Hill, Sherry and husband, Rex Douglas, of Crede; brothers, George Faulkner of Cross Lanes, and Gordon and Clyde Faulkner of Atlanta, Ga; sisters, Nancy Wyess of Tucson, Ariz., and Margaret Stewart of Trout; grandchildren, Jennifer Vandale, Erica Collins, Renea Dennler, Dewayne and Virginia Phillips, Theodore "Tad" and Heather Douglas; and great-grandchildren, Christin and Christopher Dennler.
Services will be Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Jerry Cline, the Rev. Warren Faulkner and the Rev. Bill Stewart officiating. Entombment will follow the service in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with military rites provided by Clendenin American Legion Post No. 61 of Clendenin.
Larry Robert Gibson
Larry Robert Gibson, 57, of Chesapeake, died Sept. 6, 2003, at the Ronda Assembly of God after an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Gibson was a former employee of Valley Camp Coal Co. in Shrewsbury after 22 years of service. He attended Ronda Assembly of God, was a U.S. Army veteran and was a graduate of East Bank High School.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ella Keffer Gibson of Chesapeake; son, Larry Michael Gibson of Rock Hill, S.C.; sister, Nancy Stover and husband, Ruben of Winifrede; brother, Jack Gibson of Dry Branch; mother-in-law, Christine Keffer of Chesapeake; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. James Ashcraft officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 8366 at Gauley Bridge.
The family requests donations to Ronda Assembly of God, Box 85, Dry Branch, WV 25061.
Eleanor Alberta Horton
Eleanor Alberta Horton, 86, of Deepwater and Montgomery, died Aug. 26, 2003, at Hilltop Center in Hilltop following a long illness.
Born Feb. 6, 1917, in Deepwater, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Dixon and Bertha Weber Horton. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Weber Huddleston.
Ms. Horton was employed at Elk Furniture Store in Montgomery and then for many years at the State House in Charleston.
Survivors include two nephews, Gregory Huddleston of Casanova, Va., and Michael Huddleston of Memphis, Tenn.
Memorial service, with arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, was Aug. 29 in the chapel of the Montgomery Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joan Stewart officiating.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.
Bertha Mae Young Kilgore
Bertha Mae Young Kilgore, 91, of South Charleston, died Sept. 5, 2003, at Sunbridge Nursing Home.
A former resident of Montgomery, she was preceded in death by her parents, Violet and Jack McGraw of Bentree; a sister, Thelma McGraw; her husband, John Kenna Young; and second husband, Howard Kilgore.
Mrs. Kilgore was a member of First Christian Church, Montgomery, prior to moving to South Charleston, where she placed her membership at South Charleston Christian Church.
During the 1940s, Mrs. Kilgore was employed by Appalachian Electric Power in Montgomery. She retired from Rite-Aid Pharmacy (formerly Cohen Drug) in 1977, following many years of service.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lee Monnig of South Charleston; a grandson, Jay Mark Monnig and his wife, Julie, and a great-grandson, Jacob Allen Monnig of Cross Lanes; a sister, Elsie Komowski of Carson, Calif.; a brother, Ausel McGraw of Sanford, N.C.; nieces, Marilyn Hubert of Sacramento, Calif., and Roberta Walsh of Long Beach, Calif.; nephews, Bob of Fayetteville, Glen of Taylors, S.C., and Jerry and William, who reside in North Carolina; cousins, Madge Shamblin, Phyllis Young, Tom Clay and Bill Clay; and step-children, Linda Stout of Lost Creek, Howard Kilgore III of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Myrtle McKinney, of Chesapeake, Va.
Her body has been donated to the Human Gift Registry at Marshall University. A memorial service will be held at a later date with arrangements by Good Shepherd Mortuary.
You may make memorial contributions to Hospice Care, Inc., 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.
Anthony LeRose Sr.
Anthony "Toney" LeRose, Sr., 83, of Stafford, Va., formerly of Boomer, died Sept. 5, 2003, at Mary Washington Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Domenick and Catherine LeRose; a sister, Mary; and brothers, Joe, Johnny, Mike, Tommy and Louie LeRose.
Mr. LeRose was the former owner and operator of M&P Market on Route 17 in Stafford. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margie LeRose; sons, Toney LeRose Jr. and his wife, Linda, of North Carolina, and Jimmy LeRose and his wife, Susan, of Fredericksburg; daughter, Pat LeRose and her companion, Frances Stover of Fredericksburg; brothers, Jimmy LeRose of New Albany, Ohio, Sam LeRose of St. Albans, and Frank LeRose of Boomer; sisters, Fannie LeRose of Boomer and Rose Franciose of St. Albans; grandchildren, Bruce and Sean Stover, Traci LeRose, Missy Waggoner, Krisy DeLano, and Lisa, Matt and Todd LeRose; 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Sept. 8 at Covenant Funeral Service Chapel with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hartwood Volunteer Fire Dept., 67 Hartwood Church Road, Hartwood, VA 22406; or to the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 4101, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.
Drema M. Miller
Drema M. Miller, 76, of Page, died Aug. 31, 2003, at Hilltop Center, Hilltop, following a long illness.
Born Dec. 19, 1926, at Gamoca, she was the daughter of the late Richard Sullivan and Laura Carte Sullivan Senpeck. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Irene Ray; brothers, Gene and Paul Sullivan; and sisters, Helen Belcher, Maxin Barber, Mabel Carter and Bea Arthur.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker, a member of the Church of God at Page and she cooked chili for the church.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Frank Miller Jr. of Page; sons, George Miller of Vineland, N.J., Harold Miller of Maiden, N.C., Melvin Miller of Belpre, Ohio, David Miller of Page, and Tracy Miller of Claremont, N.C.; daughters, Rosa Lee Bean of Sandy Ridge, N.C., Wilga Stover of Page, Connie Querry of Newton, N.C., and Rita Mitchell of Newton, N.C.; brother, Russell Sullivan of Oak Hill; sister, Shirley Miller of Robson; 37 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services were Sept. 3 at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill with the Revs. Jim Elmore, Rugean Ayers and John Syner officiating. Burial followed in the Miller-Ellison Cemetery at Plum Orchard.