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Wanda B. Eakle
CRAIGSVILLE -- Wanda B. Eakle, 69, of Cragsville, Nicholas County, died, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a saleswoman. Surviving: husband, John O. Eakle Sr. of Craigsville; daughter, Sharon E. Murray of Dayton; sons, John O. Eakle Jr. of Summersville, Richard A. Eakle of Richwood; brother, N. Doran Bleigh of Craigsville; sister, Novine O'Dell of Beavertown, Pa.; grandchildren, Dr. James F. Murray of Hurricane, Lisa M. McWilliams of Tampa, Fla., Erin C. Matre of Dayton, Ohio, John O. Eakle III of Summersville, April M. Eakle of Charleston, Lauren and Emily Eakle of Richwood; three great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood with the Rev. Mike Richards officiating. Burial will be in Craigsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruie E. Elmore
Ruie Estella Elmore, 50, of Charleston, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in CAMC Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. She was a food attendant with Shoney's restaurant. Surviving: mother, Sylvia Smith of Ohley; daughters, Cindy Elmore, Angela Elmore and Kasey Campsey of Charleston, Christine Rader of Hawaii; son, Thomas Elmore of Cabin Creek; brothers, Phillip Smith and Weed Smith of Ohley; sisters, Sherry Barnardisof Scott Depot, Helena Skaggs and Betty Provinces of Ohley, Darlene Bowels of Eskdale; seven grandchildren. Funeral service will be noon Friday at Rhonda Apostolic Church, Rhonda with Dale Pitsenbarger and Dick Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

William L. Haga
VICTOR -- William "Billy" Leo Haga, 64, of Victor, Fayette County, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at home after a long illness. He was a member of Lovers Leap Baptist Church, Ansted, a Navy veteran and a disabled heavy equipment operator for a strip mine. Surviving: wife, Peggy Meadows Haga of Victor; daughter, Vicki Hibl of Lexington, Ky.; brother, Bobby Haga of Victor; granddaughter Leah Hibl of Lexington, Ky. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted with the Rev. Allen Donaldson officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alice S. Hager
Alice Slater Hager, 91, of Charleston, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at home following a short illness. Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah N. Halburn
Sarah Nicole Halburn, infant daughter of Mark and Dolores Martin Halburn of Hurricane, was stillborn Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in CAMC Women and Children's Hospital, Charleston. Also surviving: maternal grandmother, Margaret Martin of Charleston; paternal grandparents, James and Nancy Halburn of La Puente, Calif. Service will be noon Friday at Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden with the Rev. Mark Conn and the Rev. Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Lucy M. Hamric
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Lucy M. Hamric, 96, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Abbey Rehab & Nursing Home, St. Petersburg, Fla. She was a retired seamstress for a linen supply company, Charleston, W.Va. and a member of First Baptist Church, Gallup, New Mexico. Surviving: sisters, Lelia Ferguson and Jewell V. Blair of St. Petersburg, Fla., Grace Sitraro of Akron, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Sunnyside Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center- Bobbit Chapel, St. Petersburg, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Frank S. Henderson
Frank S. Henderson, 90, of Charleston, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in CAMC General Hospital, after a long illness. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and was a retired machinist supervisor at DuPont with 35 years of experience. Surviving: stepdaughter, Lucille Dotson of South Charleston; step- granddaughters, Johnnye Corey of Charleston, Carol Snyder of South Charleston; two step-great-grandsons; one great-great-grandchild; two nieces. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bartlett-Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston with Father Rich Zelik officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1000 6th St. W, Charleston, WV25302.

Doris E. Hill, James T. Hill Jr.
CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- Doris E. Hill, 78, and James T. Hill Jr, 84, of Casselberry, Fla., died in Palm Bay Community Hospital. Mr. Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, and Mrs. Hill died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, both after long illnesses. They had been residents of Casselberry, Fla., since 1975, moving there from Charleston, W.Va. He was a retired chemical operator for Dupont, Belle with 36 years of service. She was a homemaker. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, and a 32nd degree Mason of Salina Lodge No. 27, Malden. Surviving: son, James T. Hill III of Charleston; daughters, Sue Ellen Jones of West Palm Beach, Fla., Willa Jeanne Young of Scott Depot, Patricia Ann Foutt of Palm Bay, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; James Hill's sister, Elinor Tonelli of Clarksburg; Doris Hill's sister, Elizabeth Edens of Charleston; her brother, Frank Ledbetter, Deltona, Fla. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, W., Melbourne, Fla. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.

Rondal E.King
ELLISTON, Va. -- Rondal Edward King, 59, of Elliston, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in CAMC Memorial Hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator for Vercillio-Grogan. Surviving: son, James E. King of Clay; daughters, Sarah Lynn Albright of Liberty, W.Va.,Sharon Lee King of Willis, Va.; mother, Gladys King of Noblesville, Ind.; brother, Steve King of Liberty; sisters, Carolyn Lucas and Ruth Killinger of Noblesville; half-sisters, Gwen Mullins of Michigan, Hazel Hickman of Kentucky; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Markle Cemetery, Schoonover Ridge, Clay with the Rev. Keith Moore officiating. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Louemma J. Marion
GLEN DANIEL -- Louemma Jane Marion, 77, of Sandlick area of Glen Daniel, Raleigh County, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001 in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness. She was a member of Grace Independent Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving: daughters, Rose Conkle of Surveyor, Linda Lemon of Arnett, Mary Lou Sewell of Fairdale, Nola Webb and Phyliss Jean McMillion of Sandlick; sons, Gary Phillip and Donnie McMillion of Arnett, Denver Acord of Sandlick, Billy McMillion of Hickory, N.C.; sisters, Chessie McGraw of Fla., Opal Lively of Cleveland, Ohio; brother, French "Bud" Acord of Fairdale; 38 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Grace Independent Baptist Church, Sandlick, with the Rev. Ernie Row and the Rev. Frank Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery, Sandlick. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles L. Meadows
SHADY SPRING -- Charles Lewis Meadows, 58, of Shady Spring, Raleigh County, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at home. He was a graduate of Fort Union Military Academy and West Virginia University. Surviving: former wife, Barbara Meadows of Daniels; daughters Kimberly Glidden of Durham, N.C., Deatra Adkins of Barboursville; son, Michael Meadows of White Sulphur Springs; mother, Helen Ryan Meadows of Shady Spring; brother, Richard E. Meadows of Bluefield; four grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Beckley. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Josephine Mitchell
TWILIGHT -- Josephine Mitchell, 75, of Twilight, Boone County, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at home. She was a homemaker and attended Star of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, Twilight. Surviving: sons, David Mitchell of Dunbar, Ronald Mitchell of Fraziers Bottom; daughters, Nancy Beard of Twilight, Brenda Long of East Canton, Ohio; brother, Orville Walk of Hollister, Fla.; sister, Margaret Dunlap of Whitesville; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Jimmie Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Larry H. Moore
BRIDGETON, N.J. -- Larry H. "Boris" Moore, 56, of Bridgeton, N.J., formerly of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at South Jersey Hospital System, Newcomb, Vineland, N.J., after a long illness. He was a disabled mechanic. Surviving: brothers, Edward E. and Arthur E. Moore of Charleston, Charles L., Terry D. and Thomas L. Moore of Bridgeton; sisters, Nancy L. Moore, Ida F. Fox and Evelyn N. Young of Bridgeton, Anette Kniess of Millville, N.J. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Brett Edward officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Anna E. Mullens
GLEN DANIEL -- Anna Ester White Mullens, 100, of Glen Daniel, Raleigh County, formerly of Lyonsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at home after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lyonsville Church. Surviving: daughter, Sylvia Light of Glen Daniel; sister, Della Summers of Ovapa; granddaughters, Peggy Gilfilen, Linda Vealey; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. Danny Gilfilen officiating. Burial will follow in Mullens Cemetery, Queen Shoals. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bernard L. Poole
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Bernard L. Poole, 75, of Williamstown, Wood County, formerly of Summersville, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio, after a short illness. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan and Glenville State College and holds a master's degree from West Virginia University.He was an Army veteran of World War II. He served as deacon and elder at Summersville Presbyterian Church. He was a representative for the Boy Scouts Buckskin Council for Nicholas and Braxton counties.He was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shrine. He was president of the Nicholas County Community Action Board of Directors and was superintendent of Nicholas County Schools for 10 years.He received a West Virginia Coaches Association Award for outstanding service; was honored as Nicholas County High School Beacon of Light in 1997; and was inducted in the Nicholas County High School Hall of Fame in 1999. Surviving: wife, Mary Frances Henry Poole; daughters, Sandy Poole Mullins of Parkersburg, Cristal Poole Rose of White Sulphur Springs; son, Rocky Poole of Williamstown; sister, Hilda Ayers of Cowen; five grandchildren. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Summersville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Crouch, the Rev. Kay Hollis and the Rev. Ken Calebaugh officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at White Funeral Home, Summersville. The family suggests memorial contributions to Cub Scout Pack 299, c/o F.U.M.C. 438 Williams Ave., Williamstown, WV.26187.

Alcie E. Rhodes
SPENCER -- Alcie E. "Peggy" Rhodes, 92, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Webb's Tender Care, Spencer. She was retired from the Spencer State Hospital, was a cook at the Linden School and was a member of Ryan Methodist Church. Surviving: daughters, Maxine Carpenter of Gandeeville, Edna Nichols of Harmony, Joanna Nichols of Newburgh Height, Ohio; son, Woodrow Taylor of Spencer; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in the Rhodes Family Cemetery, near Harmony. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James E. Smith
ALKOL -- James Edward Smith, 75, of Alkol, Lincoln County, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at home after a short illness. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of VFW Post 4768, Alum Creek, and a member of Left Fork Baptist Church, near Alkol. Surviving: wife, Norma Smith of Alkol; daughter, Doris Adkins Pauley of Alkol; sons, Allen Smith of Alkol, James F. Smith of Spurlockville; brothers, Hassel Smith of Columbus, Ga., Erman A. Smith of Morrisvale; sisters, Cuba Smith of Huntington, Marlene Barger of Anstead; six grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Left Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Kinder and the Rev. K. D. Bragg officiating. Burial will be in Hager Cemetery at Bulgar Road near Alkol with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post 4768. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison.

Charles M. Spradling
Charles M. "Sprad" Spradling, 63, of South Charleston, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness. He was a graduate of the University of Charleston and was a member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. He was a retired master chief in the Naval Reserves. He was a retired member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 625, and was employed through Carrier. He was a member of Masonic Lodge A.F. & A. M.159, Dunbar, where he was past master, and a member of York Rite, Tyrian Chapter 13 R.A.M., Beni Kedem Temple, and Dunbar Eastern Star Chapter 133. Surviving: wife, Mary Ann Spradling; son, Kurt A. Spradling of Charleston; daughters, Teresa Fonseca of Overland Park, Kan., Laura Spradling of Raleigh, N.C., Claire Spradling of Charleston; mother: Velma Spradling of St. Albans; brother: Vernon J. Spradling of Palatka, Fla.; sister, Irma Lee Mooney of Charleston; two grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Richard W. McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Delmos Steele
COPEN -- Delmos Steele, 58, of Copen, Braxton County, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Aspinwall, Pa., following a long illness. He was an insurance salesman, a trucking dispatcher, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a Protestant. Surviving: sister, Barbara Myers of Gassaway. The body was cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward W. Sutton
Edward W. Sutton, 83, of Charleston, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was retired from FMC Corp. as environmental manager with 37 years of service He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Kanawha Amateur Radio Club, Lions Club, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Meals on Wheels for 10 years. He lived in the Kanawha Valley since 1956, served with the US Merchant Marines and graduated from Newark College in 1941 with an engineering degree. Surviving: wife, Helen Sutton of Charleston; daughter, Pamela C. S. Bentz of Ellicott City, Md.; son, Edward Walton Sutton of Burke, Va.; brother, Robert M. Sutton of Hope, N.J.; three grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church United Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Keith Clarke officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions to Christ Church United Methodist Memorial Fund, Quarrier Street, Charleston. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Thomas
FAYETTEVILLE -- Elizabeth Thomas, 90, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness. She was a retired co-owner of the King Theater, Oak Hill and was a former school teacher. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and the Shirley Donnally Sunday School class. Surviving: brother, Frank K. Thomas of Fayetteville; sister, Florence Martin of Belleville, Ill. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday atTyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill with the Rev. David White and the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Entombment will be in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Madge E. Toothman
RONCEVERTE -- Madge Ellen Toothman, 78, of Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Ronceverte where she attended Zion's Light Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving: husband, Raymond J. Toothman; daughters Robbie Wilson, Vicki Wyant, and Tammy Allen of Ronceverte; brother, Olan Morgan of Ronceverte; sisters, Reva Morgan, Sue Shafer, Evelyn Morgan of Ronceverte; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion's Light Baptist Church, Ronceverte, with the Rev. Gary Baker, the Rev. Dudley Morgan and the Rev. Leroy Crane officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Regular Baptist Church Cemetery, Ronceverte. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriners Children's Hospital or to Ronald McDonald House.

Warren H. White
HURRICANE -- Warren H. White, 79, of Hurricane died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla., after a short illness. He was a member of Baptist Temple and the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, W.Va. and Fla.He was also a member of the Society of CPA, past president of W.Va. Society of CPA, a member of the Charleston Exchange Club and the University Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving: wife, Virginia White of Hurricane; stepson, Lynn W. Tyree of Charleston; brother, Wilson White of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Wanda Engle and Floretta Williams of Charleston; five step-grandchildren; four step-great- grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren. Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Bland
OWENS, Ky. -- Wanda Bland, 86, of Owenton, Ky.,formerly of Nitro, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Owenton, after a short illness. She was a former member of the Hansford Senior Citizen Center, St. Albans. She was a librarian at Nitro Junior High and taught at Nitro High School. Surviving: sons, Ronald Bland of Owenton, Richard Bland of Eugene, Ore.; daughter Margaret Michael of Dunkirk, Md.; four grandchildren; three great- grandchildren. There will be no service. The body was donated to the University of Kentucky. The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of choice.


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