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Kenneth W. McCutcheon
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kenneth Wandell McCutcheon, 70, of Columbia, formerly of Chelyan and Charleston, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in a Columbia nursing home.
Surviving: wife, Sandy McCutcheon; daughter, Tara Gaskins and Linda Sabler of Columbia; sisters, Ruth Campbell of Lebanon, Va., Lenora Wagner of Oak Hill, W.Va., Mary Lou Pratt of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one grandson. The body was cremated.

Sylvia S. Miller
NEEDVILLE, Texas -- Sylvia S. Miller, 76, of Needville, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, in Southwest Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas, after a short illness.
Surviving: sons, Darrell L. Miller of Needville, Cecil W. Miller Jr. of Naples, Fla.; daughters, Charlene Ann Wheeler of Hernando, Fla., Marie Elizabeth Ellison of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Charles Quigley officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George L. Perkins
TAVARES, Fla. -- George L. Perkins, 74, of Tavares, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997. He was a native of Oak Hill, W.Va., a retired grocery manager, a member of First United Methodist Church, Tavares, and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving: sons, Robert A. of Tavares, Roger D. of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter, Judy Carol Perkins of Tavares; brother, Thomas A. of Oak Hill; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service was Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Tavares. Information provided by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Margaret E. Peters
Margaret E. Hunt Peters, 49, of Mammoth died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in CAMC, General Division, after a long illness. She was a licensed practical nurse, having worked at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, Cleveland Clinic, Beverly Health Care Center and Care Haven Care Center, Winfield. She attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving: husband, Robert M. Peters; sons, Robert M. Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, Michael Shawn of St. Albans; parents, William Arnold Hunt and Goldie M. Forester of Belle; sister, Paula Sizemore of Hughes Creek; brothers, Harvey Hunt of Charleston, Roger Hunt of Clay County; half-brothers, Roy Hunt of Putnam County, Rick and Randall Hunt of Belle; one grandson. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Stan Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Donald Porter
Donald Porter, 75, of Charleston died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. He was a former employee of Owens-Libby-Owens Gas Co., retired from Cabot Corp., was a volunteer at CAMC, Memorial Division, and St. Francis Hospital and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving: daughters, Vicky Griffith and Diana Chapman of Charleston, Jennifer of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Mabel Thomas of Daytona Beach, Fla., Lou Dudley of Huntington; brother, Palmer Porter of Wayne; five grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee White officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Barboursville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wanda Mae Reid
BECKLEY -- Wanda Mae Reid, 90, of Beckley died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in a local hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Beckley.
Surviving: son, John R. of Fairfax, Va.; daughter, Betty Patton of Beckley; sisters, Dellmeda and Revell Phipps of Beckley; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael King and the Rev. Donald Patton officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Ian B. Robinson
Ian Bradley Robinson, one-week-old son of Timothy and Jennifer Robinson of St. Albans, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown. Also
Surviving: sisters, Brenna and Elyse Robinson at home; grandparents, Fred and Sybil Robinson of Nitro, Fred and Betty Ling of Buckhannon; great-grandmother, Dorothy Ling of Armagh, Pa. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Maranatha Fellowhip, St. Albans, with Pastor David Bess officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerome C. Salmons
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Jerome C. Salmons, 100, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, in Carriage Hill Nursing Home, Fredericksburg. He was an employee of C&P Telephone Co., Charleston, W.Va., with 43 years of service and a member of Telephone Pioneers. He retired to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1961 where he lived until 1990.
Surviving: sons, Roger Allen of Monongahela, Pa., Jerome C. Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; granddaughters, Linda S. Robinson of Stafford, Va., Mary C. Scott of Morgantown, W.Va.; five additional grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Dr. Richard Sargent officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bernard W. Schoolcraft
Bernard Woodrow Schoolcraft, 57, of Clendenin died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a long illness. He retired from Columbia Gas Co. with 32 years of service.
Surviving: wife, Jean Ann Schoolcraft; sons, Jeff of Chapmanville, Shawn of Clendenin; mother, Sylvia Ann Schoolcraft of Clendenin; brothers, John and Bill of Clendenin, Carl of Terra Alta; sisters, Ann Hodges, Ruby White and Darlene Twiggs of Clendenin, Helen Shaffer of Orlando, Fla., Hope Kirby of Hammond, Ind.; grandson, Colton Schoolcraft. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Ray "Pete" Jones officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Clendenin. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lena H. Sizemore
Lena H. "Dottie" Sizemore, 77, of Nitro died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in Columbia Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a long illness. She was a native of Poca, a homemaker and a Protestant.
Surviving: daughters, Donna Witt of Nitro, Debra Vance of Hurricane, Bonnie Criner of South Charleston; sons, John R., Danny, Ronnie and Douglas of Nitro, Jimmie Joe of South Charleston; sister, Helen Jeffers of Florida; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with the Rev. John Hudnall officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald L. Trout
McROSS -- Donald L. Trout, 62, of McRoss, Greenbrier County, died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, in the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, after a short illness. He was a disabled miner, a Baptist and a member of Sewell Mountain Recreation Club, Around the Road Hunting Club and Rainelle Moose Lodge.
Surviving: companion, Ada Morrison; daughter, Dorena Morrello of Rupert; sons, Donald Wayde and Gregory Allen of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, Lesta Roberts of Leivasy, Cheryl Sue Boggs of Rainelle; brothers, Lendon of Canvas, Bob of Carl; three grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain Baptist Church, Carl, with the Rev. Garlin Groves and the Rev. Carl Payne officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Eddie Wardensky
FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- Eddie Wardensky, 88, of Fairfield, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in a Fairfield hospital after a short illness. He was a retired miner, member of the UMW and Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving: daughters, Lois Kingsley of Fairfield, Shirley Lippincott of Waxhaw, N.C.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, W.Va., with the Rev. Phillip Lilly officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church.

BARBER, Minnie F. -- Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, W.Va., with the Rev. John Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Barber, 86, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Belle, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, in Lexington after a short illness.

Alma W. Alston
Alma Ward Alston, 60, of Chesapeake died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. She was an employee of Long John Silver's, Marmet.
Surviving: daughters, Joy Harris-Hawley and Michelle Vincenty of Chicago, Ill.; son, Tom Ward of St. Albans; sister, Reba Palczynski of Ripley; five grandchildren. Graveside service will be in Pikeville, Ky., at the convenience of the family. The body will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of local arrangements.

Charles G. Booth Jr.
SMITHVILLE, Ohio -- Charles Guthrie Booth Jr., 60, of Smithville, formerly of Fenwick, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, after a short illness. He was a disabled inspector from B&O Railway, Akron, and was a veteran.
Surviving: daughters, Charlene Boothe of Summersville, W.Va., Elizabeth Boothe of Hatfield, Pa.; brothers, Joseph of Nettie, W.Va., James of Smithville; sister, Evelyn Thompson of Paducah, Ky. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Fields Cemetery, Nettie, with the Rev. Houston Boothe officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to service at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, W.Va.

Amanda C. Bryan
LOGAN -- Amanda Claypool Bryan, 86, of Logan died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Logan General Hospital. She was a retired teacher from Logan Junior High School, a member of Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, the church choir and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of Concord College.
Surviving: sister, Marie Browning of Logan. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan, with the Rev. John Hayward and the Rev. Bruce Reed officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions to Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan. Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Dama V. Bryant
SALEM, Va. -- Dama V. Bryant, 97, of Salem, formerly of Sam Black Church, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Fellowship Health Care Center, Roanoke, Va., after a long illness. She was a retired schoolteacher with 45 years of service and a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Clintonville (W.Va.) Home Demonstration Club and Sam Black United Methodist Church, where she was an organist and pianist.
Surviving: daughter, Shirley B. Sheppard of Salem; sisters, Zella Wells of Ansted, W.Va., Glee Quillen of Alderson, W.Va.; half-brother, L.O. Haynes Jr. of Garden Grove, Calif.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, W.Va., with the Rev. Leroy Crane officiating. Burial will be in End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Victor Butler
ORMA -- Victor Butler, 73, of Orma, Calhoun County, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness. He retired from Monarch Rubber Co., Spencer, and was a member of Orma United Methodist Church.
Surviving: wife, Madeline Wears Butler; son, Edwin of Orrville, Ohio; daughter, Sharon Settle of Orma; sisters, Nina Conley of Orma, Macel Carpenter of Spencer, Louisa Yearian of Delaware; brothers, Aristotle Jr. of Orma, Charlie of Reedy, Tom of North Carolina, Milton of Washington; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Orma United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Orma Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

David I. Carder
HUBBARD, Ohio -- David I. Carder, 48, of Hubbard died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in Trumbull Memorial Hospital from lung cancer. He was a native of Charleston, W.Va., a supervisor for Delphi Packard Electric No. 3, a member of Fagowee Ski Club, Washington, Ohio, a Baptist, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving: daughters, Jean Carder of Orlando, Fla., Jennifer Nelson of San Diego, Calif.; stepdaughter, Kimberly Kohuth of Cortland, Ohio; brother, Ralph L. "Speedy" Carder of Fredricksburg, Va.; sister Carla Lauer of Alexandria, Va.; six grandchildren. There will be no service. The body will be cremated. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Robert H. Roberts-Clark Memorial Home, Warren, Ohio. The family suggests memorial contributions to Angels for Animals, P.O. Box 69, Greenford, OH 44422.

Jack W. Davis
Jack W. Davis, 49, of Leewood died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at home after a long illness. He was a Christian.
Surviving: daughter, Jacqueline Holley of Akron, Ohio; son, Brian Stanley of Holly Grove; sisters, Sue Boggess of Southside, Pat Davis of Sumerco; brothers, James of Gallipolis Ferry, Billy of Southside, Mike of Henderson; two grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, with the Rev. George Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Hamrick Cemetery, Southside. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

Margaret C. Dent
Margaret Cantley Dent, 83, of Charleston died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in CAMC, General Division, after a long illness. She was former co-owner of Dent's Grocery, Vandalia, and was a Protestant.
Surviving: caregivers, Janice Asbury and Kim Clendenin of Charleston; nieces, Becky Bumpus of Charleston, Dorothy Williams of Independence, Ky.; nephews, Gary Stamper of Kingsport, Tenn., Paul Roddy of Whittier, Calif.; David Bumpus of Greenwood, S.C. The body was donated to the Human Gift Registry of West Virginia University. The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

Martha L. Desper
Martha L. Desper, 63, of Chesapeake died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. She was a homemaker, a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, former church choir member, and attended Garnet High School and OIC.
Surviving: son, Charles Mooney of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Virginia Desper, Vivian Williams and Betty Williamson of Charleston, Edna Barbee of Springfield, Tenn.; brothers, Thomas Desper of Charleston, Joe Desper of Washington; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Gregory Richardson and the Rev. Micheal Faucett officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Dingess
CHAPMANVILLE -- Ralph Dingess, 61, of Chapmanville died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Logan General Hospital. He was a retired construction worker and an Army veteran.
Surviving: mother, Vicie Christian Dingess of Chapmanville; brothers, Cecil, Lucian Pete, Lonzo and William A. of Chapmanville; sisters, Dorothy McKinney of Detroit, Mich., Violet Feamster of Rupert, Daisy Moony of Clarksville, Tenn., LaDonna Brown of Alderson. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. James Sprouse officiating. Burial will be in Dingess Cemetery, Chapmanville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Leonard D. Estep Sr.
JODIE -- Leonard Dale "Bob" Estep Sr., 72, of Jodie died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at home after a long illness. He was a retired miner from Imperial Colliery Coal Co., a member of the UMW, a Navy veteran of World War II and a Baptist.
Surviving: wife, Drema M. Tuck Estep; sons, Leonard D. Jr. and Timothy A. of Jodie; daughters, Gloria Lair of St. Albans, Diana Elswick of Crystal River, Fla.; brother, John Douglas Estep of New Cumberland, Ohio; sister, Genevieve Cook of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Denver Igo officiating. Burial will be in Simms Cemetery, Swiss, with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 8366, Gauley Bridge. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Katherine M. Evans
SHREVE, Ohio -- Katherine M. Evans, 64, of Shreve died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, in Wooster Community Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Weston, W.Va., a former food service manager for ARA Co. and AVI Food Service. She attended Ripley United Church of Christ, Big Prairie, Ohio.
Surviving: daughters, Rhonda Turner of Weston, W.Va., Robin J. Lake of Shreve; son, Ralph E. Lake of Jeromesville, Ohio; sister, Dorothy Brown of Weston; brother, David Jewell of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew, W.Va., with the Rev. Martin Wine officiating. Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.


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