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Opal C. Keen
Opal Christine Keen, 87, of South Charleston died Monday, May 11, 1998, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Miami Church of the Nazarene. She was formerly of Dawes. Surviving: sons, Bobby L. Keen of Chesapeake, Va., William G. Keen of Dunbar; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with Pastor John A. Mason officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Texal D. Linville
Texal Dennis Linville, 70, of Dunbar died Monday, May 11, 1998, in CAMC, General Division, after a short illness. She was born in Richwood, was an office clerk for Security America and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren W. Linville. Surviving: daughters, Lorenelle Linville White of Hurricane, Texal Loraye Linville Burwell of Columbus; sisters, Mable Kennedy of Charleston, Wilma Wehrle of South Charleston; grandchildren, Amber Nicole Whittington of Charleston, Christopher Andrew Burwell of Columbus; three stepgrandchildren. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Carl L. Lively
COLCORD -- Carl Lee Lively, 68, of Colcord, Raleigh County, died Friday, May 8, 1998, in Beckley Veterans Administration Medical Center after a short illness. He was a Marine Corps veteran and a former miner. Surviving: wife, Nenna Bell Holsten Lively; daughters, Vivian and Renee Lively of Stanford, N.C., Kim Lively of Greenwood, S.C., Lisa Walker of San Diego, Calif.; sons, Joe Lively of Daniels, Frank and Kenny Lively of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Lawrence Lively of Whitesville, Paul Lively of Canton, Ohio; nine grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, Dorothy, with the Rev. Jerry Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Burrell Cemetery, Clear Creek, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 4326, Midway. Friends may call from 6 to 10 p.m. today at the church. Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Hobert R. Lyalls
AUTO -- Hobert Ray Lyalls, 76, of Auto, Greenbrier County, died Sunday, May 10, 1998, in Washington Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illness. He retired from the Navy. Surviving: sons, Douglas R. and Arden Lyalls of Shadyside, Md.; brothers, Harry C. Lyalls of Baltimore, Md., Paul C. Lyalls of Catawba, Va.; sister, Anna Ruth Riley of Auto; four grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Auto. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Reona B. Mitchell
MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- Reona B. Mitchell, 91, of Maryville, formerly of Jane Lew, Buckhannon and Marlinton, W.Va., died Sunday, May 10, 1998, in Asbury Acres Health Care Center after a short illness. She was a former bookkeeper and secretary with A&B Chevrolet, a past worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 109, Good Hope, and a member of First United Methodist Church, Marlinton. Surviving: daughter, Buena "Beanie" Rankin of Maryville; son, Reid Mitchell of Marlinton; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, with Eric Doolittle officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Asbury Center Fellowship Fund, c/o Asbury Acres, 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville, TN 37804.

David A. Posey
HONEY BROOK, Pa. -- David Arnold Posey, 51, of Honey Brook, formerly of Exchange, Braxton County, W.Va., died Friday, May 8, 1998, in Brandywine Hospital, Coatsville, Pa., after a long illness. He was a sanitation employee at Bolinsky Brothers. Surviving: wife, Edna Killian Posey of Bethlehem, Pa., daughter, Rachel Melinda Posey of Bethlehem; sons, David Arnold Posey Jr. of Honey Brook, Steven Allen and Clifford Ray Posey of Bethlehem; sisters, Dorothy McCord of Sutton, W.Va., Mildred Hacker of Exchange; brothers, Leroy Posey of Exchange, William C. Posey of Burnsville, W.Va.; several grandchildren. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Exchange. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel A. Smith
RIPLEY -- Hazel Arbutus Smith, 76, of Ripley died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and attended Ripley Baptist Temple. Surviving: son, Charles Smith of Proctorville, Ohio; daughters, Barbara Chancey of Ripley, Jeannie Payne of Charleston; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Mike Norris officiating. Burial will be in Maupin Cemetery, Milton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Earl R. Stone
BLUE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Earl Raymond Stone, 77, of Blue Sulphur Springs died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hinton, after a short illness. Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra T. Watterson
POINT PLEASANT -- Sandra Taylor Watterson, 57, of Point Pleasant died Monday, May 11, 1998, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness. She attended Gospel Lighthouse Church, Point Pleasant, was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Alumni Association of Point Pleasant. Surviving: husband, Glen Dale Watterson; son, Glen Watterson Jr. of Point Pleasant; daughter, Kelly Watterson of Point Pleasant; brother, Lewis Taylor of Gallipolis, Ohio. Service was to be 1 p.m. today at Deal-Brown Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Howard Sharp and Bill Banks officiating. Burial was to be in Barton Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove.

Alma E. Weaver
TANNER -- Alma E. Weaver, 88, of Tanner, Gilmer County, died Monday, May 11, 1998, in Marietta Center Nursing Home, Marietta, Ohio, after a long illness. She was a homemaker, a Christian and a graduate of DeKalb District High School. Surviving: daughter, Maxine DeLancey of Parkersburg; sister, Doris Fling of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Berton Williams of Akron, Bernard Williams of Westerville, Ohio, Lowell Williams of Glenville, Arthur Williams of Belleview, Fla., Denver Williams of Belleville, Ill.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville. Burial will be in Mount Liberty Cemetery, Tanner. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Nelda F. Adkison
ELKTON, Md. -- Nelda F. Adkison, 76, of Elkton died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Medpointe, Md. She was a native of Spencer, W.Va., and a homemaker. Surviving: daughters, Violet Adkison and Janet Ridgway of Elkton; son, George D. Adkison of Elkton; sisters, Elda A. Juditzki of Granby, Mass., Burdell Burdette of Reedy, W.Va; brother, Sonny Lowers of Reedy; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy. There will be no visitation. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita H. Badgett
Juanita Hunt Badgett, 73, of South Charleston died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was a former employee of Union Carbide, a homemaker and a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, South Charleston. Surviving: son, Gary Badgett of South Charleston; sisters, Zada Randolph of Dunbar, Bernadine Kuhn of Phoenix City, Ala. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Spring Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Barnhart officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Bertha A. Blizzard
HILLDALE -- Bertha Agnes Blizzard, 80, of Hilldale died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital after a short illness. She was a retired West Virginia and Ohio schoolteacher with 24 years of service, a graduate of Concord and Bluefield State colleges, a member of the Association of Retired School Teachers, attended Hinton United Methodist Church and was a former financial secretary for P&L Coal Co., near Iaeger. Surviving: daughters, Sandray Faye Kukla of Columbus, Ohio, Diane Gaye Busby of Dunbar, Karen Sue Morris of Hilldale; brother, Roy Anderson Evans of Montgomery. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, with the Rev. Mike Richards officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hazel I. Boggs
LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Hazel Irene Boggs, 81, of Longwood, formerly of Dunbar, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Florida after a short illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Dunbar, and a homemaker. Surviving: son, Royce "Danny" Boggs of Longwood; daughters, Constance Maggio of Winter Springs, Fla., Sally Tippett of Tullahoma, Tenn., Beverly Bostic of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three stepgreat-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. The family suggests memorial contributions to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064 or Americare Cancer Society, West Virginia Division, 2428 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311.

Joseph M. Bonham
Joseph M. "Pa-Pa Joe" Bonham, 83, of Charleston died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a long illness. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, original owner of The Anchor Restaurant, Kanawha City, for 30 years, a former employee of Libby Owens Bottling Plant, a former member of Elks Lodge 202 and a native of Logan County. Surviving: wife, Helen Haynes Bonham; son, Mike Bonham of Charleston; sister, Mary Agnes Wood of California; brother, Gregory Bonham of Florence, S.C.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with John H. McDonnell officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City.

John P. Campbell
John Paul Campbell, 41, of Tad died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a long illness. He was a disabled construction worker. Surviving; mother, Dolores G. Jones of Pinch; sisters, Kristie Campbell of Charleston, Kay Goff of Sissonville; brothers, Bruce Campbell and Homer Pennell of Paint Creek, Jackie Campbell and Talmage Pennell of Charleston, Vincent Pennell of Pinch, Jeff Wentz of Dupont City, Jerry and Robby Wentz of South Carolina. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Mike Long officiating. Burial will be in John Coffee Belcher Cemetery, Blount. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kyle A. Carper Sr.
GAP MILLS -- Kyle Andrew Carper Sr., 75, of Gap Mills died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at the home of his daughter, Brenda Boyce of Ronceverte, after a long illness. He was a retired employee of the Andrew S. Rowan Home, Sweet Springs, an Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist. Also surviving: son, Charles E. Carper of Ashland, Ohio; daughters, Patricia White of Lindside, Linda Gumm of Charleston; stepdaughter, Kay Bostic of Gap Mills; brothers, Eddie Carper of Front Royal, Va., William Ballard Carper of Fredrickstown, Ohio, Earl R. and Robert Carper of Mount Vernon, Ohio; sisters, Viola E. DeBolt of Fredrickstown, Ruby F. Arthur of Brookville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Crimson Springs Church, Zenith, with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Carmel Cemetery, Gap Mills. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Groves Funeral Home, Union, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Preston L. Crihfield
DALTON, Ohio -- Preston Lee Crihfield, 66, of Dalton died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at home. He retired from Washington Steel with 37 years of service and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving: wife, Loretta Crihfield; daughter, Annette Miller of Massillon, Ohio; son, Jim Crihfield of Dalton; stepsons, Rick Canterbury of Dalton, Randy Canterbury of Florida; brothers, Harold Crihfield of Ripley, W.Va., Elton Crihfield of Virginia, Carroll Crihfield of Charleston, W.Va., Lakin Crihfield of Clendenin, W.Va.; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, Dalton, with the Rev. Dan Derrick officiating. Burial will be in Dalton Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Iva J. Curtis
LOGAN -- Iva Jewell Curtis, 62, of Logan died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Logan General Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Truthway Assembly of God, Phico. Surviving: husband, Jack Curtis; sons, William David Curtis andBruce Allan Curtis of Logan; brother, Jack Whitman of Reedy; five grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Carlton Cook officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Patricia Fielder
BECKLEY -- Patricia Fielder, 80, of Beckley, formerly of Kanawha County, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in a Beckley nursing home after a long illness. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Finney
URY -- Andrew "Jack" Finney, 69, of Ury, Raleigh County, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in Richmond (Va.) Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illness. Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna P. Fox
LINDSIDE -- Edna P. "Patty" Fox, 63, of Lindside, formerly of Summers County, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Lindside. Surviving: sons, Jim Fox of Scott Depot, Mike Fox of Grantsville, Rick Fox of Judson, Jon Fox of Pence Springs; daughters, Debbie Leeson of West Union, Deana Singleton of Burnsville, Darlene Gay Smithson of Glenville, Lanie Byrd of Badin Lake, N.C., Kristi Sanders of Lindside; sisters, Mildred Meador of Madam Creek, Bunice Botkins of Hinton, Mary Francis Swepston of Huntington; brothers, Lowell and Porter J. Bennett Sr. of Hinton; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Martha Chapel United Methodist Church, Madam Creek, with Pastor Tommy Mounts and Eddie Harris officiating. Burial will be in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Ronald Meadows Funeral Home, Hinton, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Flora M. Frame
NORMANTOWN -- Flora Moore Frame, 88, of Normantown, Gilmer County, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after a long illness. She was a retired schoolteacher from Gilmer and Braxton counties with 38 years of service, a member of the Retired School Teachers Association and Dawson Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving: daughter, Mary Ernestine Higginbotham of Clermont, Fla.; sons, Billy M. Frame of Weston, Jack Frame of Clermont; brother, Albert Moore of Glenville; sisters, Lillie Meadows of Illinois, Murl Furell of Ohio; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Normantown Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Edith B. Griffin
NORTON, Ohio -- Edith Belle Webb Griffin, 81, of Norton, formerly of Spencer, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Hospice Care Center, Akron. She was a member of Rittman Baptist Church and Twinbrook Garden Club. Surviving: husband, Rex Griffin; sons, Roland of Olive Branch, Miss., Gary of Dousman, Wis.; daughter, Diane Shook of Potomac, Md.; brothers, Orliss Webb of Naples, Fla., Harold Webb of Spencer; sisters, Orva Miller of Parkersburg, W.Va., Hester Starcher of Spencer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Clover Cemetery, near Spencer. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Helen L. Hare
GRIFFITHSVILLE -- Helen Louise Hare, 86, of Griffithsville, Lincoln County, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at home. Surviving: sister, Betty McDonald of Mount Vernon, Ill. Graveside service was to be 11 a.m. today at Miller Cemetery, Sweetland, with the Rev. Eugene Sowards officiating. Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, is in charge of arrangements.


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