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Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Chester Norman
Chester Norman, 73, of Charleston died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at home. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald R. Perrine
Donald R. Perrine, 61, of South Charleston died Sunday, May 24, 1998, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired truck driver from Smith Floor Covering, a member of Darlington United Methodist Church, South Charleston, and a 25-year resident of South Charleston.
Surviving: wife, Velma Perrine; son, Lewis B. Mullins of Ravenswood; sister, Cora Bartemes of Dunbar; one grandchild. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial will be in Teays Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Mary Robertson
LESTER -- Mary Robertson, 69, of Lester, Raleigh County, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness. Ritchie-Johnson Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Enda S. Rockhold
Edna S. Rockhold, 86, of Charleston died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in Arthur B. Hodges Nursing Center after a long illness. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Schles
HARMONY -- Dr. Marvin Schles, 68, of Harmony died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at home after a short illness. He was a general practitioner of Osteopathic Medicine, a graduate of New York University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, was a master lapidary of The American Lapidary Society and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Surviving: wife, Jean Schles; sons, David of Charleston, Barry of Pittsburgh, Pa., Stephen of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Marian Melendez of Westminster, Calif.; one grandchild. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Long-Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev. Tim Jones officiating. The body has been cremated. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Kanawha County Animal Shelter.

Brenda K. Shafer
HURRICANE -- Brenda K. Shafer, 50, of Hurricane died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at home from cancer. She was a former employee of Red Roof Inn, Kmart, and Hills. She was a Baptist and 20-year resident of Hurricane.
Surviving: husband, Jackie Wayne Shafer; daughters, Alicia Young of Scott Depot, Kathy Hogsett of Mineralwells, Trina Shafer at home; son, Sam Shafer of Culloden; sisters, Julia Whitlock of Second Creek, Mary Moore of Longacre, Phyllis McMillan of Courtland, Ohio; brothers, Roger Bowles and Bobby Bowles of Smithers, Harry "Sonny" Bowles of Fayetteville; five grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Pastor Bryan Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Doris Steinhoff
DANIELS -- Doris Steinhoff, 64, of Daniels, Raleigh County, died today, May 25, 1998,at home after a long illness. Rose-Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald B. Taylor
BOMONT -- Gerald Burton "Buzz" Taylor, 38, of Bomont, Clay County, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, from injuries received in a shooting, said a spokesman for the Clay County State Police detachment. A 17-year-old Clay County boy has been charged in the shooting death, the spokesman said. He was a disabled laborer.
Surviving: daughter, Marie Taylor of Bomont; father, John B. Taylor of Clendenin; mother, Freda M. Reed Taylor of Bomont; half-brother, John Allen Reed of Bomont. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Kevin Jennings officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, Clendenin. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl T. Teel
Earl Thomas Teel, 90, of Charleston died Sunday, May 24, 1998, in CAMC, Memorial Division. He was a retired paymaster for Union Carbide and a member and former elder of Kanawha City Church of Christ.
Surviving: son, George of Vienna; daughter, Patricia Smith of Belle; sister, Kathryn Greathouse of Mount Vernon, Wash.; half-sisters, Nellie Bragg of Corvallis, Ore., Margaret Cross of Falling Rock; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary E. Thomas
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Mary Evelyn "Shorty" Thomas, 72, of Cleveland, formerly of Lochgelly, W.Va., died Friday, May 22, 1998, at the home of her son, William Russell "Buster" Thomas Jr. of Cleveland, after a long illness. She was a homemaker. Also surviving: sons, Donald Wayne Thomas of Mantua, Ohio, Kenneth E. Thomas of Hickory, N.C.; sisters, Clara Dodson of Winfield, Ala., Doris A. Cox of Lochgelly; brothers, Kenneth E. Cox of Taylorsville, N.C., Bobby Cox of Titusville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, W.Va. There will be no visitation. Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Topeka
OMAR -- Eugene Topeka, 58, of Omar, Logan County, died Friday, May 22, 1998, in Logan General Hospital. He was born in Omar and was formerly of Ohio.
Surviving: wife, Virginia Adkins Topeka; daughter, Peggy Harris of Harrison, Ohio; sister, Dorothy George of Omar, Mary Webb of Man; brothers, Carson Topeka of Chesapeake, Ohio, Max Topeka of Stirrat,Raymond Topeka of Yuma. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at John C. Brarer Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio. Burial will be in Glen Haven Cemetery, Harrison. Friends may call from noon Tuesday until service time at the funeral home. Information provided by James Funeral Home, Logan.

Jeanette Whittington
Jeanette Whittington, 76, of Kanawha City died May 22, 1998, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness. She was a legal secretary for W.E. Mohler II, a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was recording secretary for the Kanawha Valley Historical and Preservation Society.
Surviving: husband, B.E. Whittington; daughter, Lee W. Lopez of Charleston; brother, W.O.E. Humphreys of Ronceverte; granddaughters, Cynthia L. Shaver of Bridgeport, Jennifer L. DePond of Charleston; great-granddaughter, Mary Catherine DePond of Charleston. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte, with the Rev. Phillip Graber officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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