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Lewis L. Pieratte
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Lewis L. Pieratte, 83, of Reynoldsburg, formerly of Chapmanville, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Patasuala Oaks Care Center after a long illness. He was a dispatcher for C&O Railway. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Reynoldsburg. He was born in Leon, Ky.
Surviving: son, Don of Reynoldsburg; sisters, Joan Litz of Willardburg, Dorothy Everman of Michigan, Mary Clevenger of Columbus, Vida Vannin of Ashland, Ky.; brother, David of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Burial will be in Highlawn Memory Gardens, Godby Heights, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ruth M. Redden
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ruth M. Redden, 80, of Fort Myers, formerly of Beaver, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in a Fort Myers nursing home after a long illness. Rose-Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte B. Richardson
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Charlotte Byus Richardson of Charlottesville, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., and Richmond, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville. She was a former employee of Casey's Department Store of Williamsburg.
Surviving: mother, Naomi A. Byus of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; daughters, Ann Richardson Bostic of Charlottesville, Cynthia Maddox Grooms of Chesterfield; son, Mark Andrew Maddox of Providence Forge; brother, William A. Byus III of Hurricane, W.Va.; six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, where a reception will follow. The family suggests donations be sent to the CARES Program or the Hospice of Williamsburg Community Hospital, Williamsburg Community Hospital, 3101 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg, Va. 23187. Teague Funeral Home, Charlottesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice D. Richard
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Beatrice Daphine Richard, 45, of Chicago, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at home after a short illness. She was a former employee of Ameritech.
Surviving: husband, Gerald; daughters, Elizabeth, Julia, Marcel and Beatrice; brother, William Lanier; sisters, Carol Lanier, Wilma Lanier, Elsie Stover and Barbara Lanier; one granddaughter. Service was to be held at 1 p.m. today at Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Walter Leach officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Sandra Ann Roseberry
MAYSEL -- Sandra Ann Roseberry, 45, of Maysel, Clay County, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, after she was involved in an automobile accident in Maysel, according to a spokesman for the state Medical Examiner's Office.
Surviving: fiance, Roger Harmon of Maysel; sons, Casey and Anthony Parrish, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; daughter, Samantha Hewitt of New Smyrna Beach; stepfather and mother, Herman and Lucille Lorenz of Elwood, Ind.; sisters, Brenda Sallee of Hobbs, Ind., Velma Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Terry Jones of Winfall, Ind.; grandson, Samuel Parrish. Service was to be 11 a.m. today at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Elbert Davis Jr. officiating. Burial was to be in Bowe Cemetery, Falling Rock.

Vada R. Scheidegger
LEESBURG, Fla. -- Vada Raye Scheidegger, 67, of Leesburg died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at home after a long illness. She was a native of Olcott, Kanawha County, W.Va., a statistician for the West Virginia Department of Mines and an expeditor for the Wallace Company in Houston, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Leesburg and a member of the Pathfinders Sunday School Class.
Surviving: husband, Howard L. Scheidegger; sons, Richard Scheidegger of Channel View, Texas, William "Bill" Jones of Pasadena, Texas; mother, Mary McCormick of St. Albans, W.Va.; sister, Kay Valmassei of Monroe, Mich. Service will be noon Friday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, W.Va., with the Rev. Skye Alison officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene, 102 Nazarene Drive, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Murray Sigman
COWEN -- Murray Sigman, 87, of Cowen, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at home after a long illness. He was retired from the B&O Railroad and was a Baptist.
Surviving: daughter, Anna Marie Snyder of Decatur, Ala.; son, Bernard Sigman of Cowen; sister, Ruby Dodrill of Summersville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Adams Funeral Home, Cowen,with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Walter L. Smith
Walter L. Smith, 91, of Winfield died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Putnam General Hospital after a short illness. He was retired managing engineer with the Union Oil And Gas Co., Winfield, with 30 years of service. He was a Methodist and a member of the Winfield Lions Club. He was a district governor with the club. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Shrine Temple, Charleston.
Surviving: wife, Elma Smith; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Chapman-Erskine Funeral Home, Winfield, with the Rev. Doug McComas officiating. Burial will be in Winfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests donations be sent to Winfield Lions Club, Winfield, W.Va. 25213.

Margie L. Spencer
Margie L. Spencer, 90, of Charleston died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Meadowbrook Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.
Surviving: husband, Clyde H. Spencer; son, Charles Childers of Charleston; daughters, Phyllis Turley and Betty Turley of Charleston; brother, Jimmy Edwards of South Charleston; sisters, Beatrice Adkins of St. Albans, Catherine Mackley of Georgia; five grandchildren; one great grandchild. Private family service was to be at 2:30 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Mortuary in South Charleston with the Rev. Merlin Provance officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park in South Charleston. There will be no visitation. The family request donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Allen Drive, Charleston, WV 25302.

Flossie F. Slone
BECKLEY -- Flossie Frances Miller Slone, 95, of Beckley died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, in a Beckley care center after a long illness. She was a retired employee of Raleigh Steam Laundry and a Christian.
Surviving: grandson, Roy Frederick Teel of Nitro. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with Pastor Fred Dinkler officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the mortuary.

Eleanor C. Sneed
Eleanor Carson Sneed, 89, of Charleston died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. She was a Methodist. There are no known survivors. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, with the Rev. Thomas N. Smith officiating. There will be no visitation. Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Jean J. Spalding
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Jean Jackson Spalding, 68, of Melbourne died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at home. She was a retired computer analyst for Grumman with 10 years of service, a graduate of the University of Chicago and was a member and elder of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Melbourne.
Surviving: sons, Nick of North Brunswick, N.J., Ken of Los Alamos, N.M.; daughters, Nancy Spalding of Greenville, N.C., Catherine Spalding of Northridge, Calif.; sisters, Barbara Buchanan of Spencer, W.Va., Eloise Thomas of Gay, W.Va.; three grandchildren. Memorial service will be Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The family suggests memorial contributions to Church of the Good Shepherd, 810 West Florida Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901.South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, is in charge of arrangements.

Gail Stover
ARTIE -- Gail Stover, 80, of Artie, Raleigh County, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness. Rose-Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen S. Stutler
Helen Scott Stutler, 83, of Dunbar died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a Catholic.
Surviving: daughter, Shirley Landis of Charleston; grandson, Jonathan Landis of Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home.

Frances M. Sullivan
Frances M. Beitz Sullivan, 79, of Charleston died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a short illness. She retired from Libby-Owens Glass Plant and Beitz Grocery, Dupont City, was a Protestant and a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Malden.
Surviving: daughters, Peggy Nelson of Gallipolis Ferry, Brenda White of Charleston, Sandra George of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brothers, Ernest Beitz of Dunbar, Kenneth Beitz of Dupont City; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Burial will be in Boone Memorial Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maxine C. Walsh
TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Maxine Chamness Walsh, 75, of Titusville, formerly of New York and Charleston, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at home. She was a retired executive nurse from Lord and Taylor Department Store, New York, and was a Baptist.
Surviving: daughters, Janeann C. Cleeman of Titusville, Betty C. Karle of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters, Eileen Perry and Waetta Vandall of Bradley, W.Va.; brothers, Randall Broyles of Beckley, W.Va., Nathaniel Broyles of Lake City, Fla.; two grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity, W.Va. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville, is in charge of arrangements.

Leroy D. Whitt
RICHMOND, Va. -- Leroy Daniel Whitt, 76, of Richmond, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in a Richmond hospital after a long illness. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Verona B. Wilson
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Verona Brown Wilson, 67, of Spokane died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997.
Surviving: husband, Joe Wilson; sons, Keith, Buddy and Michael of Spokane; daughter, Debbie Pierson of Spokane; brothers, Joe Brown of Institute, W.Va., Roland Brown of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Adeline Chandler of Institute, Bessie Austin and Cora Epps of West Dunbar, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Spokane. Information provided by Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, W.Va.

Jonathan M. Wright
FAYETTEVILLE -- Jonathan Michael Wright, 5, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness.
Surviving: parents, William H. and Tammy Smith Wright II of Fayetteville; maternal grandmother, Nancy Smith of Fayetteville; maternal grandfather, Howard Smith of New Jersey; maternal great-grandfather, Dewey Green of New Jersey; paternal grandparents, Bill and Gay Wright of Chelyan; paternal great-grandmother, Irene Wright of Dry Branch. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Memorial Chapel of Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with the Rev. Stan Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from noon to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove. The procession will leave the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. for the cemetery.

Elizabeth S. Wylie
Elizabeth S. Wylie, 93, of White Sulphur Springs died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Shenandoah Manor, Ronceverte, after a long illness. She was a member of the Pentacostal Holiness Church, White Sulphur Springs, and a former employee of Burlington Industries, White Sulphur Springs.
Surviving: sons, N.W. Wylie and M.B. Wylie of White Sulpher Springs; daughter, Clarice J. Whanger of Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulpher Springs. Burial will be in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

GORE, Lonnie Jr. -- Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Glorious Church of God in Christ, Charleston, with Pastor Dorothy Davis and Evangelist Freda Davis officiating. Gore, 65, of Charleston died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at home after a short illness. Also
Surviving: sisters: Mary Gore of Pittsburgh, Pa., Irene Clemens of Wilmington, Del. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SAWYER, Pauline T. -- A memorial service has been changed to 2 p.m. Saturday at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va., with the Rev. Bruce Young officiating. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Roanoke, Va., was in charge of arrangements. Sawyer, 77, of Roanoke, formerly of Charleston and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, after a long illness. Also
Surviving: halfsister, Karen Sue Taylor of Dunbar, W.Va.

STEPHENS, Cameron C. -- Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fidler-Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Lloyd Daubenspeck officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Stephens, 94, of Diamond died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Kay Binder
HURRICANE -- Kay Binder, 86, of Hurricane died Dec. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Lazarus, Columbus, Ohio. She was a Protestant and an eight-year resident of Hurricane.
Surviving: husband, Abe Samuel Binder; stepdaughter, Reda Ray Crowder of Battleground, Wash.; stepson, Ronald Binder of Feeding Hills, Mass.; sisters, Genevieve Long of Hurricane, Fern Stover of Huntington, Lilly Rogers of Pittsburgh, Lelia Thomas of Point Pleasant; four stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-granchild Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. J.D. Harrah officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William T. Burdette
SPENCER -- William T. "Bill" Burdette, 77, of Spencer died Jan. 3, 1998, in Webb's Tendercare, Spencer, after a long illness. He was retired from Hardman's Supply, Spencer, and attended Gandee Chapel/Walker Chapel Church, near Spencer. He was a member of Moriah Lodge 38, Spencer.
Surviving: daughters, Donna Haveron of Elkins, Bonnie Harold of Spencer, Patty Switzer of Butler, Pa.; sons, Pat Brick of Elizabeth, Frank Brick of Oxford, Miss.; sisters, Frankie Taylor of Spencer, Pauline Rucker of Charleston, Ruth Rucker of Elkview; brother, Bob Burdette of Spencer; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites will be in Walker Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth E. Coyner
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Ruth Elizabeth Dunn Coyner, 99, of Knoxville, formerly of Hurricane, W.Va., died Jan. 3, 1998, in Hillcrest West Nursing Home, Knoxville. She was born in Southside, W.Va., and was a homemaker. She was formerly of South Charleston, W.Va., and Hollywood, Fla., where she was active in the churches.
Surviving: daughter, Wanda Erwin of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Laura Coyner of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a church of choice.

Lloyd Frye
RANGER -- Lloyd Frye, 69, of Ranger died Jan. 2, 1998, at home. He was a retired timber truck driver and member of East Fork Freewill Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving: wife, Jewell L. Frye; daughters, Tanja Rose Frye and Cecelia Evon Price, both of Ranger, Shelia Ann Frye of Pompano Beach, Fla., Beverly Dawn Frye of Charlotte, N.C.; sons, Lloyd Daniel "Rocky" of Satellite Beach, Fla., Terrill Ryan Frye of Hamlin; brothers, Clifton and Willard, both of Ranger; 14 grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. James Mounts and the Rev. Frankie Frye officiating. Burial will be in Frye-Nelson Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations toward funeral expenses.

Rachel Ann Hamrick
GREEN SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Rachel Ann Hamrick, 20, of Green Sulphur Springs, Summers County, died Jan. 2, 1998, at home. She was a 1997 graduate of Summers County High School, employed by BB's Grocery, Asbury, and a member of Rupert Church of God.
Surviving: parents, Ray and Joyce Adkins Hamrick of Green Sulphur Springs; brother, Benjamin Ray Hamrick of Green Sulphur Springs; maternal grandmother, Margaret Adkins of Green Sulphur Springs; great-grandmother, Cora Bryant of Hilldale. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rupert Church of God with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial will be in McElhenny Cemetery, Grassy Meadows. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, and one hour prior to service at the church.


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