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James H. Sadler
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- James Henry Sadler, 74, of Myrtle Beach, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Princeton, W.Va., was vice president of Zando, Martin and Milstead and was a retired plan reviewer from the city of Myrtle Beach. He was a graduate of North Fork High School and received a degree in architecture from Virginia Tech. He was past president of the American Institute of Architects in West Virginia, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of First United Methodist Church. Surviving: wife, Eunice Smith Sadler; sons, Charles Allen and Jeff Wesley of Charleston, John Michael of Los Angeles, Calif., James Scott of Charlotte, N.C., Steven David of Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at first United Methodist Church with the Rev. Quay Adams officiating. Burial will be in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach. The family suggests memorial contributions to Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.

Clara Sharratt
HURRICANE -- Clara Sharratt, 91, of Hurricane died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving: son, Richard Harry of Romeoville, Ill.; daughters, Carol Varian of Leon, Katie Dyerbides of Lubbock, Texas, Joan Lambert of Hurricane; sister, Thelma Youngren of St. Paul, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George W. Stanley
DOROTHY -- George William Stanley of Dorothy, Raleigh County, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in Hidden Valley Nursing Home, Oak Hill, after a long illness. He retired from General Motors, Cleveland, Ohio, and was a former bus driver for Raleigh County Head Start. Surviving: son, George of Cleveland; daughters, Vickie Lynn Stanley of Hernshaw, Gina Cross of Charleston; sister-in-law with whom he made his home, Freda Stanley of Dorothy; five grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church of God, Colcord, with the Rev. Jerry Tyree and the Rev. Cecil McClellan officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Naomi M. Stewart
Naomi Mullins Stewart, 80, of Charleston died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a long illness. Surviving: daughters, Betty Jo Hackney of Blount, Lylia Kay Boyce and Vickie Lynn Stewart of Charleston, Donna Gaye Stewart of Huntington; sons, Arnett "Buck" of Sissonville, Roger Dale of Charleston, Gary Dean of Cleveland, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Virginia Mausoleum Chapel of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stevens-Grass Funeral Home, Malden. The procession will leave the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. for the cemetery.

Linda Tunaitis
ASHFORD -- Linda Tunaitis, 59, of Ashford, Boone County, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at home after a short illness. She was a secretary for Independent Explosives, Hernshaw, and was a member of Mahone Chapel United Methodist Church, Ashford, and Eastern Star. Surviving: companion, Clarence "Jiggs" Corder of Hernshaw; daughters, Maria Cartwright of Cross Lanes, Lea Anna Canterbury of Ashford; mother, Anna Chandler of Ashford; brother, Gary Chandler of Ashford; four grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Fairley McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Barker Cemetery, Ashford. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles F. Whitlock
Charles Fredrick Whitlock, 68, of Charleston died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. He retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. with 30 years of service, attended Springfork Missionary Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving: wife, Barbara Jarrell Whitlock; daughter, Mary Whitlock Walker of South Charleston; sons, Paul F. Whitlock and George Jarrett of Charleston; sisters, Alice Pauley and Betty Young of Rand; four grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stevens-Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Mike Long officiating. Entombment will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Summer Emily Wooten
UNEEDA -- Summer Emily Wooten, 4-month-old daughter of Willard Jr. and Beth Wooten of Uneeda, Boone County, and McAndrews, Ky., died Friday,July 28, 2000, at home in McAndrews. Also surviving: maternal grandmother, Betty Ball of Twilight; paternal grandmother, Viola Matney of Lick Creek; great-grandmother, Betty Burns of Twilight. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Steve Burns officiating. Burial will be in Mid-Ferrell Cemetery, Bandytown. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jack R. Worley
Jack Ray Worley, 56, of Chelyan died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at home after a long illness. He was a retired truck driver from Air Products, Conyers, Ga., and a former employee of Smith Transfer, Charleston, and Union Carbide, South Charleston, was a member of Chelyan United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Jeanette Howington Worley. Surviving: wife, Kay Worley; daughter, Kathy Hovatter Boyd of Chesapeake; son, Todd of Lawrenceville, Ga.; stepmother, Maria Worley of Bristol, Va.; half- sisters, Sylvia Fadial, Nancy Cox and Peggy Smith of Bristol, Patty Stevens of Pelzer, S.C., Brenda Osborne of Russellville, Ky.; half-brothers, Arthur, Charles, Allen and David Worley of Albany, Ind., Terry Worley of Bristol; two granddaughters. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chelyan United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Massey and the Rev. Keith Forkey officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with military rites by VFW Post 8366, Gauley Bridge. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

David W. Arbogast
KING GEORGE, Va. -- David Wesley Arbogast, 58, of King George, formerly of Pocahontas County, W.Va., died Monday, July 31, 2000, in Mary Washington Hospital. He was a tire technician for Servicetown Truck Plaza, Fredericksburg, Va. Surviving: daughters, Susan L. Bradley and Kathy M. Arbogast of King George; sons, Raymond M. of King George, David W. Jr. of Charleston, W.Va.; brothers, Harvey of Virginia, Vere of Ohio, Daniel, Greene and Paul of Durbin, W.Va., Henry of Green Bank, W.Va.; sisters, Joann Currence and Maxine Cromer of Durbin; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson. Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, W.Va., with the Rev. Gary Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Dave E. Borestein
NAPLES, Fla. -- Dave E. Borestein, 94, of Naples, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Naples Community Hospital after a long illness. He owned and operated Elk Furniture Co., Montgomery, a 92-year-old business started by his parents, where he worked six days a week for 76 years. He was a graduate of Charleston High School and a member of B'nai Jacob Synagogue, Charleston. Surviving: daughter, Harriet Craig of Naples; son, Andrew of Charleston; nephews, Dr. Phillip Ruben of Charleston, Dr. Charles Etstein of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lester Levey of Charleston. Graveside service will be 4 p.m. Thursday at B'nai Jacob Cemetery, South Hills, with Rabbi Victor Urecki officiating. There will be no visitation. Barlow- Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Watson E. Craft
GATEWOOD -- Watson Eugene Craft, 80, of Gatewood, Fayette County, died Monday, July 31, 2000, in Richmond (Va.) Veterans Administration Medical Center after a long illness. He was a member of Cotton Hill Baptist Church and the VFW. He was a retired miner from Cannelton Industries and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving: wife, Virginia Tincher Craft; stepsons, Thomas Tincher of Hurricane, Ronald Tincher of Oak Hill; sisters, Lora Faye Treadway and Geraldine Tomlin of Beckwith. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Maynard Kessler and the Rev. A.J. Logan officiating. Burial will be in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

E. Jane Curry
DURHAM, N.C. -- E. Jane Curry, 86, of Durham, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Friday, July 28, 2000, in The Forest at Duke retirement community. She was a native of Point Pleasant, W.Va., a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Charleston, past president of Two Hills Garden Club and the Kanawha Literacy Club, and was on the board of directors of Sunrise Museum and Community Music. Surviving: sons, Harold of Charlotte, Michael of Ocala, Fla., Philip of Almond, N.C.; sister, Florence Byrd of Naples, Fla.; nine grandchildren; five great- grandchildren. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Road, Charleston, WV 25314, or the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, P.O. Box 3041, Charleston, WV 25331.

Sandra L. Gilliam
Sandra Lynne Gilliam, 40, of Cross Lanes died Monday, July 31, 2000, at home after a long illness. She was a teacher in Logan and Kanawha County schools, including Sugar Creek, Glenwood and Flinn elementaries, attended Brown United Methodist Church and was a fund-raising volunteer for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. She was born in Indiana, was a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana and was a resident of Cross Lanes since 1987. She was preceded in death by father, Joseph Day. Surviving: husband, David R. Gilliam; daughter, Chelsea Marie Gilliam at home; mother and stepfather, Julia Wells Benson and Donald Benson of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers, Eric Day of West Bloomfield, Mich., Greg Day of Indianapolis, Inc.; sister, Karen Spears of Indianapolis; grandmother, Myrtle Wells of Martinsville, Ind. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Bill Lepp and the Rev. Esber N. Tweel officiating. Entombment will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Martha B. Huffman
FAYETTEVILLE -- Martha Bragg Huffman of Fayetteville, formerly of Huntington, died Monday, July 31, 2000, after a short illness. She was a member of Fayetteville United Methodist, received a bachelor's degree in English from Marshall University and a master's degree in home economics from Ohio State. Surviving: brother, James Bragg of Sykesville, Md.; sisters, Ruth B. Dodd and Mary E. Alberchinski of Fayetteville, Rachael B. Riffe and Naomi B. Poff of Oak Hill. Memorial service and entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley, with the Rev. Gordon Humphreys officiating. There will be no visitation. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, is in charge of arrangements.

Cleda L. Losch
RONCEVERTE -- Cleda L. Losch, 78, of Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, formerly of Leivasy, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at home after a long illness. She was a former housekeeper, a homemaker and a member of Leivasy United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Howard Stewart. Surviving: granddaughter, Sherry Morrison of Ronceverte, with whom she made her home; daughters, Gloria Holstine of Mount Storm, Md., Patrilla Roy of Arizona; sisters, Vonda Keller of California, Geraldine Walkup of Harpers Ferry; brothers, Bill McClung, Alden McClung of Leivasy, Denver McClung of Quinwood, Glen McClung of Chester, Va.; seven additional grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Houston Boothe officiating. Burial will be in Losch Cemetery, Leivasy. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rev. Frank P. Malone
SOUTH POINT, Ohio -- The Rev. Frank P. Malone, 83, of South Point died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was a retired Baptist minister, a former agent for Reliance Standard Insurance Co. and a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston, W.Va. Surviving: daughters, Janice Freeman and Marjorie Conley of South Point, Linda Myers of Greenville, Ohio, Cecelia Giles of Ironton, Ohio, Rosemary Williams of West Plains, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. James A. Gunnoe officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Emmett J. Massey
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Emmett J. Massey, 88, of Indianapolis died Monday, July 31, 2000, in Westview Hospital. He was a retired process designer from Union Carbide with 34 years of service, retiring in 1971, was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Southport Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, W.Va. He was preceded in death by wife, Virginia R. Nason Massey. Surviving: daughter, Elaine Massey of Indianapolis. Service will be 8 p.m. today at Singleton Community Mortuary, Indianapolis, with the Rev. Robert A. Amon officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to time of service at the mortuary. The family suggests memorial contributions to Wheeler Mission Ministries, 222 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 or Southport Presbyterian Church, 1427 Southview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46227. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, W.Va., is in charge of local arrangements.

Jean G. McSpadden
LIVONIA, Mich. -- Jean G. McSpadden, 100, of Livonia, formerly of Mount Hope and Beckley, W.Va., died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Four Seasons Nursing Center, Westland, Mich., after a long illness. She was a native of Scotland, a homemaker and a member of Mount Hope Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star Chapter 59, Mount Hope. Surviving: sons, Andrew of Livonia, Sam of Williamsburg, Va.; brother, John Gillispie of Toronto; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Harmon Davis officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, W.Va. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Della Mae Messinger
BRANCHLAND -- Della Mae Messinger, 92, of Branchland, Lincoln County, died Monday,July 31, 2000, in Teyas Valley Nursing Home after a long illness. Surviving: son, Gary of Branchland; sisters, Ada Gibson of St. Albans, Delia Messinger and Dola Messinger of Branchland; brother, Melvin Lucas of Virginia; one grandson. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, with Zachary Bills officiating. Burial will be in Midkiff Cemetery, Branchland. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Artie A. Miller
Artie Agnes Miller, 90, of St. Albans died Monday, July 31, 2000, in Riverside Nursing Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of St. Albans and a member of First Baptist Church, St. Albans. She was preceded in death by son, Jack Rankin. Surviving: daughter, Mary VanBibber of St. Albans; sister, Jewel Dixon of Ohley; brother, Deloyed Basham of Ripley; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, with Pastor Rick Carey officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, 523 2nd St., St. Albans, WV 25177. Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Amy M. Myers
Amy M. Myers, 87, of Coco, Kanawha County, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Heartland Nursing Home, Charleston, after a longillness. She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and a member of Coco Advent Christian Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Ezra Q. Myers. Surviving: daughter, Julia Myers Taulbert of Charlotte, N.C.; sons, Curtis of Des Moines, Iowa, Ronald of Coco; brother, Grover Darby of Big Chimney; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. H.G. Woods officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Beulah M. Radcliff
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Beulah M. Radcliff, 81, of Hollywood died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Memorial West Hospital, Pembroke Pines, Fla., after a long illness. She was a native of Calvin, Nicholas County, W.Va., a retired secretary from the Broward County school system with 25 years of service and was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hollywood. Surviving: husband, Otha D. Radcliff; sons, Gary Diamond of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Robert Diamond of Louisville, Ky., David Radcliff of Rupert, W.Va.; daughter, Joyce Ann Avello of Pembroke Pines; brothers, Lloyd Perkins of South Charleston, W.Va., Jim Perkins of Cincinnati, Ohio, Frank Perkins of Bluefield, Va.; sisters, Mary Alice Crookshanks of St. Albans, W.Va., Mildred Cressorn of Beech Glen, W.Va., Doris Gwinn of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service will be noon Friday at Little Union Baptist Church, Calvin, with the Rev. Dominick Avello officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the church. Waters Funeral Home, Summersville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Nina C. Shires
ALDERSON -- Nina Cleo Kirby Shires, 94, of Alderson died Monday, July 31, 2000, in The Brier Nursing Home, Ronceverte, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a former member of the Ladies Circle. Surviving: sons, Charles R. and James C. of Alderson; many nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, with the Rev. Patricia Bentley and the Rev. Sam Groves officiating. Burial will be in Alderson Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Willetta Smith
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Willetta Smith, 95, of Silver Spring, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Holy Cross Hospital. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.


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