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Stella R. Atwood
MOUNT HOPE -- Stella R. Atwood, 69, of Mount Hope died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Arnold Baire
GORDON -- Arnold Baire, 76, of Gordon died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at home. He was a retired miner from Y&O Coal Co. with 25 years of service, a member of UMW and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving: daughters, Julia Arrington of Kincaid, Sue Stone of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sons, Jerry of Gordon, Jackie of Madison; sisters, Dorothy Miller and Frances Vanetta of Charleston, Margaret Stoddard of Dearborn, Mich., Joy Kelly of Texas; brothers, Delbert of Mobile, Ala., Russell of Charleston, Phillip of St. Albans, Bobby of Florida, Darrell of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Phillip Rowe officiating. Burial will be in Mid-Ferrell Cemetery, Bandytown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carl E. Blackwell
SHADY SPRING -- Carl Edward Blackwell, 65, of Shady Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a long illness. He was a 35-year resident of Odd, before moving to Shady Spring, a disabled Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 32, Beckley, a former miner and timberman and a Christian. Surviving: wife, Bertha Blanch Hylton Blackwell; daughters, Mary "Susie" Green of Spring, Texas, Nancy Dobbins of Bono, Ark., Vonda Kay Blackwell of Shady Spring; brother, James Howard Blackwell of Athens, Tenn.; sisters, Margaret Pauline Shupe of St. Louis, Mo., Irene Mills of Mabscott; six grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring, with the Rev. Oppie Lilly and the Rev. George Speck officiating. Burial will be in Jonben Cemetery, Jonben. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul Burks
BALLARD -- Paul Burks, 87, of Ballard, Monroe County, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in a Princeton hospital. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Red Sulphur Springs. Surviving: sons, James P. Burks of Ballard, Richard J. Burks of Statesville, N.C.; daughter, Margaret Spangler of Pearisburg, Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, with the Rev. Eddie Howdock and Evanglist Roger Hatfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ovis B. Butcher
CANVAS -- Ovis B. Butcher, 69, of Canvas, Nicholas County, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired miner and a member of UMW. Surviving: wife, Neda McMillion Butcher; sons, Donald K. Butcher of Canvas, Ronnie K. of Mount Nebo; daughter, Pamela Shearer of Canvas; brothers, Orlen of Nettie, Oral of Vienna, Va.; sisters, Bernadine Woods of Charlottesville, Va., Maxine Roach of Texas, Veraline Butcher of Canton, Mich.; five grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at White Funeral Home, Summersville, with the Rev. Oscar Spinks officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul J. Clements
BECKLEY -- Paul Jerry "P.J." Clements, 50, of Beckley died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a sudden illness. He was a graduate of Elgin High School, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a heavy equipment operator for Nell Jean Construction. Surviving: wife, Beverly Gail Cyrus Clements; sons, Paul Michael and David V. Clements at home. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with the Rev. Vondie Cook II and the Rev. Harmon Davis officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Thomas Cloninger
RICHWOOD -- Thomas "Whitey" Cloninger, 64, of Richwood died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Richwood, a retired miner from Sewell Coal Co., Nettie, a veteran of the Korean War, a member of American Legion and the Moose Lodge, both of Richwood. Surviving: wife, Lorene Cloninger; son, Thomas R. Jr. of Richwood; daughters, Debra Landis and Shelly Cloninger of Richwood, Kelly Cloninger of Rupert; sister, Dottie Staples of Chesapeake, Va.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary United Methodist Church, Richwood, with the Rev. Jarrold Lanham officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Reba A. Crowe
SKELTON -- Reba Athaleen Crowe, 68, of Skelton died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness. She was a retired employee from Hills Department Store with 20 years of service and attended Sprague Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving: husband, Calvin H. Crowe Jr.; son, Calvin E. Crowe of Bradley; daughters, Linda D. Moul of Nettie, Sandra K. Lilly of Plant City, Fla., Regina M. Sutphin of Fayetteville, N.C.; brothers, Curtis Larry Jones and Eugene Jones of Crab Orchard, Donald and Ross Jones of MacArthur; sisters, Donna Jones of Kokomo, Ind., Peggy Ham of Beckley, Brenda Lester of Mabscott, Karen Jones of Crab Orchard; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Fred Lovell and the Rev. Darrell McNeely officiating. Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bertha Eikler
Bertha Eikler, 93, of Mammoth, W.Va., died Friday, Dec. 26 at home after a long illness. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangments.

Olive S. Fales
NEW HAVEN -- Olive Steele Fales, 99, of New Haven, Mason County, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at home. She was a school teacher, a government worker for the Office Price Administration during World War II, and was retired from the Veterans Administration. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church and the Livewire Sunday school class. She was a member of Santa Ynez Valley Chapter 566 Order of the Eastern Star, Solvang, Calif. Surviving: sons, Roland P. Lidel of New Haven, Darrel D. Lidel of Crofton, Neb.; sister, Irma Stevens of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at New Haven United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gregory Blair officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Lake County, S.D. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service Sunday at the church. The family suggests donations be sent to New Haven United Methodist Church Building Fund. Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, is in charge of arrangements.

Effie L. Ferrero
OAK HILL -- Effie Lowery Jarrell Ferrero, 86, of Oak Hill died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Christian Church. Surviving: daughters, Joy Meadows of Elyria, Ohio, Marjorie Criss of Oak Hill; sister, Sunny Pauley of Vero Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Jim Conley officiating. There will be no visitation. Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests donations be sent to Oak Hill Christian Church, 2545 Summerlee Road, Oak Hill, W.Va. 25901.

Paul L. Goodman
POINT PLEASANT -- Paul Leo Goodman, 71, of Point Pleasant died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in Point Pleasant. He was a member of Boilermakers Union Local 667, Winfield, a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion, Mason County Post 23, Loyal Order of the Moose, and various Masonic organizations. Surviving: wife, Hilda M. Cheesebrew Goodman; daughter, Pamela Moser of St. Augustine, Fla.; sons, Richard of Raleigh, N.C., Tony of Charlottesville, Va.; sisters, Katie Sacknowite and Ida LaSalle of Freehold, N.J., Anne Brown of New York City; brothers, Joseph of Lancaster, Pa., Isiah of Neptune City, N.J.; six grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial with masonic graveside rites conducted by Minturn Lodge 19, Point Pleasant, will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Senit B. Hutton
RIPLEY -- Senit Basil Hutton, 81, of Ripley died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Bronze Star recipient, and a former guard at True Temper. Surviving: wife, Laura Casto Hutton; daughter, Loretta Southall of Ripley; brothers, Herman of Ravenswood, Delmer of Evans; two grandchildren; three great-granddchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Orville Walker officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 6669, Ravenswood, will be in Goshen Cemetery, Kentuck. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marie A. Ingraham
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marie Anora Kenny Ingraham, 100, of Columbus, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, in Columbus. She was employed by The Point Pleasant Register and played piano for silent movies in local theaters. She was former president of Point Pleasant Womens Club, graduate of Point Pleasant High School, and member of Christ Episcopal Church, Point Pleasant, where she was a secretary, and member of Womens Service Guild and Altar Guild. Surviving: daughters, Phyllis Marie Ingraham Stout of Brevard, N.C., Patricia Bateson of Columbus; sister, Elizabeth Kenny Liter of Point Pleasant; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. James B. Bernacki officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call one hour prior to service Sunday at the funeral home.

Bruce E. Jones
BECKLY -- Bruce Everett Jones, 82, of Beckley died Wednesday Dec. 24, 1997, in the VA Medical Center, Beckley, after a long illness. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Bronze Star recipient. He was retired from Westmoreland Coal Company with 43 years of service and a member of the UMW. Surviving: wife Alice Jones; daughters, Debbie Jones of Stainfield, N.C., Euginia Hinte Goodale and Alicia "Porky" Hinte Burdette of Beckley, Linda Lou Nakaishi of Morgantown; seven grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with the Rev. Kennith Ayers officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Noah Keener
CALEDONIA, Ohio -- Noah "Pappy" Keener, 76, of Caledonia, formerly of Maysel, W.Va., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, in Caledonia. He was a retired packer for Marion Power Shovel with 17 years of service, a 30-year resident of Caledonia, member of Caledonia Nazarene Church, and an Army veteran. He was born in Erbacon, Webster County. Surviving: sons, Hershal Darius McLaughlin of Glen Bernie, Md., Bill Keener of Harrisburg, Pa., Grover Kenner of Charleston, Don Nicholas of Marion, Ohio, Jerry Nicholas of Taylorsville, Ga., Bobby Keener of Clay County, James Nicholas of Orriville, Ohio, Roger Keener of Galion, Ohio, Kenneth Keener of Mansfield, Ohio, Gene Keener of Caledonia, Mike Keener of Mount Gilead, Ohio, Steve Keener of Brockway, Pa., Warren Keener of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Stella Murphy and Cindy Nicholas of Marion, Aleatha Hodge, Frances McCormick, and Ena Keener Myers of Charleston, Ruth Nicholas of Mount Gilead; brothers, George Keener of Winifrede, Ray Keener of Sun City, Ariz.; sister, Clarabelle Swietlick of Denver, Colo.; 55 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. Service was Dec. 23, 1997, in Caledonia Nazarene Church with the Rev. James Lawhun officiating. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.

Imogene H. Kees
OAK HILL -- Imogene Holdren Kees, 70, of Oak HIll died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Jones Avenue First Church of God, Oak Hill. Surviving: husband, Hobert E. Kees Sr.; sons, Victor of Cottageville, S.C., Hobert E. Jr. of Gulfport, Miss.; sisters, Emmelene Hall of Oak Hill, Charlene Wriston, Linda Johnson and Edna Reyes of Florida, Julie Christy of Jacksonville, N.C., Evelene Ramsey of Smithers; brothers, Obed Holdren of Cabin Creek, Harry Holdren Jr. of Sterling Park, Va.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Jones Avenue First Church of God with the Rev. Ralph Shupe officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, and one hour prior to service at the church.

William H. Kerby
GRANTSVILLE -- William Hagan Kerby, 78, of Grantsville died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Cabot Corp. He was a member and deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville. Surviving: wife, Wilma G. Sears Kerby; daughters, Susan J. Kerby of Vienna, Sarah A. Albaugh and Sandra K. Pitts of Grantsville; son, Samuel L. Kerby of Washington, W.Va.; sisters, Flara Gherke and Bertha Webster of Grantsville; brother, Robert L. Kerby of Salem; three grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. William D. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Charles O. Kessell
CLEVELAND -- Charles O. Kessell, 72, of Cleveland died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in Hospice House of Cleveland after a long illness. He was a retired truck driver from Plechaty Trucking and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving: sons, Charles L. of Dayton, David A. of Cleveland; daughters, Linda Mementowski of Streetboro, Sharon Szudarek of Spring Hill, Fla.; brother, Ralph of Charleston, W.Va.; sisters, Reba Bibbee of Pliny, W.Va., Janet Casto of Northfield; seven grandchildren. Private family service will be Sunday. Burial will be in Emma Chapel Cemetery. Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes J. Lunsford
MILTON -- Agnes Jane Lunsford, 86, of Milton died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at home after a long illness. She was a retired cook for Cabell County schools and a longtime member of Providence Baptist Church. Surviving: son, William "Bill" Lunsford of Milton; sister, Jewell Van Pelt of Crown City, Ohio; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Joe Dolen officiating. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wilbert B. Maze
GRANTSVILLE -- Wilbert Blaine Maze, 54, of Grantsville died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at home after a long illness. He was an Army veteran, an employee by B.F. Goodrich, Spencer, with 32 years of service, and attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Surviving: wife, Phyllis M. Maze; daughters, Ann Kaufman of Grantsville, Elaine Lindenthal of Birch River; mother, Nona Rose Maze of Munday; brothers, Dr. Clarence Maze Jr. of Petersburg, Va., Roger Maze of Limestone, Tenn.; sisters, Betty Krugman of Pennsboro, Connie Lahman of Aiken, S.C., Karen Richard of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Jeff Lahman and the Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial will be in Maze Cemetery, Munday. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marie S. Miller
DURBIN -- Marie S. Miller, 79, of Durbin died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Marlinton, after a long illness. She attended Green Bank Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Durbin, and the VFW Auxiliary. Surviving: husband, Charles D. Miller of Franklin; daughters, Joyce Mae Varner of Durbin, Pauline Pappas of Woodbridge, Va., Mary Frances Crockett of Laurel, Md.; sons, Robert Page Young of Shelby, Mont., William Young of Boyer; sisters, Emma Grace Nottingham of Durbin, Margaret Ano of Louisa, Va.; brother, Walter Simmons of Marlinton; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale. Burial will be in Arbovale Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Macel Milligan
HOUSTON -- Macel Milligan, 88, of Houston, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in Clear Lake Regional Hospital, Webster, after a long illness. She was a housewife. Surviving: daughters, Joannie Ellington of South Charleston, W.Va., Carole Kloesel of Houston; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Gerald Ray officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Phillip M. Moose
FENWICK -- Phillip Michael Moose, 50, of Fenwick, Nicholas County, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, in Richwood Area Medical Center after a long illness. He was a disabled employee of General Motors, Warren, Ohio, and attended Fenwick United Methodist Church. Surviving: wife, Sharon Moose; daughters, Kimberly L. Moose of Fenwick, Shellie Toon of Norcross, Ga.; stepdaughters, Kimberly Channell of Parsons, Karen Tallia of Suffolk, Va.; father, Roy Moose of Warren, Ohio; mother, Ruth Moose of Richwood; brother, Roy Curtis Moose of Fenwick; one grandchild; six step-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Jarrold Lanham and Evangelist L.H. "Sam" Gwin officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, Fenwick Mountain. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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