Martha E. Smith Andrick, 84, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home in St. Albans.
Born Jan. 2, 1930, near Sod, Lincoln County, she was the oldest daughter of the late Obra and Elizabeth Mynes McCallister. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by husbands, Jesse A. Smith Sr. and WV State Police Captain Corbin W. Andrick; brothers, James William McCallister, French McCallister, Theodore McCallister, Lonnie McCallister, Everett McCallister and Eddie McCallister; sister, Loreen Walker; and son-in-law, Charles Thomas Schubach.
She was a St. Albans councilwoman from 1974 to 1977, a member of the St. Albans Women's Club and Kings River Worship Center. She was a nurse for 10 years at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.
She is survived by her children, Thomas Franklin Smith (Jane) of Fairmont, Marlene Schubach of St. Albans, Darlene Martin of St. Albans, Jesse A. Smith Jr. (Debbie) of St. Albans and Sherlene Dishun (Gary) of Franklin, Ohio; stepdaughter, Marlene Andrick Smith (Neal) of Buckhannon; grandchildren, Bryan Smith, Christopher Smith, Samantha Smith Davis, Ashley Smith, Jesse A. Smith III, Marti Hutchison, Kevin Neely, Brian Smith, Trina Hunt, Matthew Smith, Ben Dishun and Hana Jones; and great-grandchildren, Maliyah and Zyra Davis, Vanessa Hutchison, Caleb Neely, Joey Jones and Blake Hunt. She is also survived by siblings, Leroy McCallister of Smithville, Echo McCallister of Clay and Doreen Steele of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other family members.
Thank you to Nancy Ball, HospiceCare, Samantha and Darlene as caretakers.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor David Smith and Pastor Robert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, near both husbands.
Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Andrick family.
George H. Beckwith Sr. of Nitro passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., on Dec. 24, 1928.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Parsons Beckwith; sons, George H. Beckwith Jr. and David Beckwith; and daughters, Delores Capehart and Beth McDonald.
He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Beckwith Blankenship (Larry) of Mathews, N.C.; grandchildren, Michelle Blankenship, Bart Blankenship, Brittney Beckwith, Brooke Beckwith, Kandace McDonald, Noah McDonald, Lisa Smith and Anthony Smith; as well as five great-grandchildren, Mason, Makayla, Jaxon, Michael and Brody.
He was a longtime resident of St. Albans, having moved to Nitro in 2000.
He was an active member of the Nitro Senior Center, where he enjoyed working puzzles with his many friends. He attended Teays Valley Church of God and was
a 39-year employee of FMC.
During his illness he was cared for by his daughter, Cathy; daughter-in-law, Linda Beckwith; and Dr. Steve Zekan and his staff.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cooke Funeral Home, 2002 20th St., Nitro.
A funeral service will be held Friday, March 14, at noon at the funeral home with Melissa Pratt of Teays Valley Church of God officiating. Immediately after the funeral, George will be laid to rest beside his wife in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Middleton Boone, 75, of Upper Sleith, Braxton County, died March 9, 2014, at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oakland, Md.
He was born Aug. 16, 1938, a son of the late Robert Warren and Vera Ethel Mick Boone.
Jack was a former municipal judge for Gassaway, Burnsville and Clendenin. He was the owner of the Elk and Little Kanawha News. He was a history buff and loved antiques. He was a member of the Frametown Volunteer Fire Department and an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Hunter Ford Boone, Robert Randolph Boone, Captain Lowell Boone and Daril Crislip.
He is survived by sister, Peggy June Miller of Upper Sleith; sisters-in-law, Doris Boone of Harrisville and Sally Crislip of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Jimmie Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the Boone Family Cemetery, Upper Sleith.
Friends may call three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Helen Bridgette, 91, of Cocoa, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Helen moved to Brevard County in 1980 from Belle, W.Va.
She was a registered nurse with Charleston General, Charleston, W.Va.
Helen was a member of Palmdale Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Bridgette.
Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Becky Bridgette of Cocoa, Fla., and sister, Patty Moore of Malden, W.Va.
Services will be held at a later date at Palmdale Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to VITAS Community Connection, c/o VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934 or online at Vitascommunityconnection.org.
Wayne Browning, 80, of Laurel Creek, died March 10, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Laurel Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the church. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, is in charge of arrangements.
William Luther Buck, 76, of Buffalo, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital following a long illness. He leaves behind many neighbors and friends, including James Reedy and Sam Buck, that he loved dearly. He displayed the meaning of "love thy neighbor" and will be missed greatly.
Born Feb. 4, 1938, he was the son of the late William M. Buck and Edith C. Herdman Buck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughters, Robin Linville of Winfield and Rhonda Buck of Leon.
Survivors include his loving companion of 34 years, Ruby Craig; children, Pamela (Larry) Stover of Midway and Tony Lee Buck of Buffalo; brother, Arnold "Pete" Priddy of Point Pleasant; sisters, Bonnie S. Buck of Buffalo and Ella (Keith) Casto of Columbus, Ohio; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo, with the Rev. Randy Parsons officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the Buck family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, 2117 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.
Rhonda Jeanene Bush-Coleman was born abroad in Augsburg, Germany, on March 16, 1957. She was the third of five children born to Homer Bush Sr. and Emma Coles-Bush. Her primary education was in the Kanawha County school system, where she graduated from DuPont High in 1975. She also attended West Virginia State College, studying business.
Rhonda worked at various jobs, including the United States Postal Service and as a 911 operator. She was most recently employed by Frontier Communications in the residential customer service department as a clerk at the "In Charge" desk for over 20 years prior to leaving in order to stay at home to care for her elderly mother.
Rhonda loved her family and her friends unconditionally. She was known for her hospitality and cooking skills. She loved nothing more than to host a house full of people for a football game or some other sporting event.
She was preceded in death by her father, Homer Bush Sr.; brother, Homer Bush Jr.; and daughter, Tiffanie Bush.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Emma Bush of Charleston; two children: daughter, Kimila (Prince) Bush-Hunter, and son, Horace (Amelia) Coleman, both of Charleston; two brothers, Keith Bush of Charleston and Jeff (Alisa) Bush of Lithonia, Ga.; a sister, Barbara (James) Collier of Upper Marlboro, Md.; two grandsons, Brendon Smith and Adrian Legg of Charleston; one granddaughter, Kali Bush, and one on the way, Alexandra Coleman, due in July, and one great-granddaughter, Bri'elle Smith, all of Charleston; as well as a host of family and close friends.
Service will be noon Friday, March 14, at Grace Bible Church, 600 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
Mark Hayes Caldwell, 63, of Fayetteville, died March 10, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Mountain View Church of God, Hilltop, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral home, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.
Malarie Loraine "Cooney" Curry (nee Salmon) was called home to be with the Lord on March 9, 2014.
Born Dec. 31, 1926, she married Paul Curry, who preceded her in this physical death on March 20, 2010. Theirs was truly a lifelong love.
She was also preceded in death by her father, Earl Salmon; her mother, Georgia Salmon Hodges; her sister, Irene Burns; her brother, Austin Salmon; and her son, Allen Curry.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra Curry of El Paso, Texas; her grandchildren, Amy Garrison of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sean Curry of Houston, Texas; her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah Shaw; her sister, Larnie Miller of Culloden; and her brother, JD Salmon of Milton.
The funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, March 13, at Trace Fork Missionary Baptist Church, with the viewing beginning one hour prior to the service.
Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com. to share memories and condolences.
Barbara Grinstead Downey, 69, of Malden, passed away March 9 after a short illness. She grew up in Belle and graduated from DuPont High School in 1963.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Kathleen Grinstead, and sisters, Patricia Beard and Janet Thompson.
She is survived by her brother, Arnold "Pete" Grinstead; son, Brian Downey (Beverly); grandchildren, Heather Garten, Brian Downey II and Daniel Downey; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two aunts, Lolly Rose and Iona Caruthers, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her request was to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Judson Baptist Church, 8th St., Belle, with Pastor Melvin Sizemore officiating. Friends are invited to join the family in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House in her name.
Betty (Grace) Davenport Ennis, 79, of Hansford, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after a brave fight with a series of long illnesses.
She was born in Collinsdale, grew up in Bumwell, graduated from East Bank High School and married the love of her life, James, after he returned from the Korean War. She retired from the West Virginia Division of Highways in 1995 to spend every day with her grandsons, who adored her. She was a devoted wife, mom and grandma with a generous, lively and humble spirit. Her family, friends and acquaintances were all regular beneficiaries of her quick wit, humor, compassion and homemade pies, breads and candy.
Betty was preceded in death by her father, Francis Davenport; her mother, Betty Kate Davenport; her sisters, Nona Lowe (Billy), Maxine Davenport, Florene Jackson (Jimmy) and Florence Ann Davenport; and brothers, John Davenport (Mary), Jack Davenport, Sonny Davenport (Pat) and Dale Davenport (Linda).
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, James Enfield Ennis; daughters, Betsy Ennis Dulin and Cindy Ennis Limer; sons-in-law, John Dulin and Brian Limer; grandsons, Jack Ennis Dulin and Sam William Dulin; brother, Frank Davenport (Marge); sisters, Martha Farrell (Bob), Sally Chrest (Joe), Cindy Armstrong (L.K) and Dee Cottrell (Dave); and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hubbard Hospice House for their professionalism and thoughtfulness.
Friends are invited to call at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 13.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Davenport officiating. Entombment will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Nyaldean Elizabeth "Pud" Fisher, 81, of Ripley, passed away March 10, 2014, at Jackson General Hospital following a long illness.
She was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Sissonville, a daughter of the late W. Harry and Kathleen Newhouse Sisson. She retired from Ripley Elementary School, where she was the supervisor of the cafeteria. Following that, she was employed at Eldercare of Ripley as the dietary manager with over 20 years of service. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Family was the most important thing to her and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Fisher, and a brother, Hershel "Tater" Sisson.
She is survived by daughters, Angela Price and her husband, Rod, of Clarksburg and Brenda Nuckolsand her husband, John, of Aylett, Va.; grandchildren, Nathan Price, Shelly Conley, Amy Knopp, Sara Nuckols, Victoria Nuckols and John "J.T." Nuckols; great-grandchildren, Hannah Price, Brady Price, JoLynn Conley, Kaitlyn Knopp, Owyn Conley and Austin Addison; and brothers, Oral Sisson of Charleston and Stanley Sisson of St. Albans.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Fairplain Cemetery, near Ripley.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Nyaldean's memory to Calvary United Methodist Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.
Misty Ann Rosiek Hall, 35, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at her home. Misty was born July 29, 1978, in Orrville, Ohio, to the late Michael "Mick" and Debra Booth Rosiek.
Misty was a home health care provider who attended Spirit & Truth Ministries. She enjoyed being a mom and watching her children play sports.
In addition to her parents, Misty was preceded in death by brother, Michael "Mickey" Rosiek Jr., and grandparents, Dana and Donna Booth and Stanley and Wanda Rosiek.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Jada Hall; son, Darion Hall; many uncles, aunts and cousins; as well as numerous loving friends, caring community members and church family.
Service will be held at noon Thursday, March 13, at Spirit & Truth Ministries with Bishop Sam R. Calloway Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Stan Rosiek, Mike Rizer, Ben Todaro, Kyle Booth, Kevin Booth Jr. and Dana Booth Jr.
Donations may be sent to Spirit & Truth Ministries.
Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.
James Harold Hodges, 82, died March 10, 2014, at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla.
He was born in Charleston, W.Va., and lived in South Palm Beach, Fla. He moved there after serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal.
Survivors include his sister, Lucy Curry of Durbin, W.Va., and his 10 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of traditional expressions of flowers, send your donations to American Legion #47, 2315 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460-6254.
Funeral service will be held at South Florida National Cemetery, Lane 5, at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Arrangements are being handled by All County Funeral Home, Lake Worth, Fla. Share a memory or condolence online at www.allcounty.com.
Roy Lee Holstein, 66, of Ashford, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at home, after a short illness.
He was a landscaper.
He is survived by his brother, William Holstein, and sisters, Brenda Holstein and Sandra Christian.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.
Ernest E. Huckoby, 65, of Powellton, died March 7, 2014. He was born May 15, 1948, in McDunn, and was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys Schoolcraft. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Boggs, Leonard Boggs and Dewayne Huckoby.
He was a 14-year volunteer of Capitol Resources/EnAct in Montgomery.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Ditty Huckoby; daughter, Connie Huckoby Sower and husband, Marshall, of Edinburg, Va.; son, Ernie Huckoby of McDunn; brothers, James Boggs and Henry Huckoby; sisters, Bea Ann Bragg, Brenda Butcher and Shannon Orndorff; and six grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Joe Darlington officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
The family requests that visitors dress in casual clothing.
Robert Lee Pickens, 78, of Buffalo, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West at Thomas Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Born Nov. 12, 1935, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Jennings Pickens and Eva Taylor Pickens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Lucretia Pickens; children, Gene (Vicki) Pickens of Leon, Marie (Randy) Herdman of Leon, Tim (Diana) Pickens of Sandyville, Sandra (Danny) Shamblin of Liberty and Missy (Donnie) Legg of Robertsburg; and grandchildren, Bethany Pickens, Brody Pickens, Charlene Edens, Jessy Herdman, Anna Shamblin, Jacob Legg, Jared Legg and Kirsten Legg.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Sandyville, with Pastor Mike Tucker officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the Pickens family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, 2117 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.
Glenn Webb, 65, of Hurricane, passed away March 8, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
He was the youngest son of the late Ballard and Mary Vaughn Webb in Dwale, Ky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Bryson Lee Blankenship-Webb, and several brothers and sisters.
Glenn served his country in the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War, then he became the general manager for WorldWide Equipment for 42 years. He took great pride in being baptized on Feb. 2, 2014, at Redeemer Church, PCA, Hurricane, where he was a member.
Surviving Glenn are his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Leslie and Brandon Blankenship, and their daughter, Emma "Miss Emmie" Grace Blankenship; son, Curtis, at home; sister, Garnet Laferty of Allen, Ky.; and brothers, Charles Webb of Albion, Mich., and David Webb of Concord, Mich.
A celebration of life will be noon Thursday at Redeemer Church PCA, 3965 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526, with Pastor Barrett Jordan officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Anyone wishing to leave an online memory or condolence may visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, family-owned, is honored to assist the Webb family.
Hershel D. Wilson passed away March 10, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley and resided in Dupont City.
Surviving are his loving wife of 70 years, Wylodine; son, Ronald Wilson, and daughter, Linda Windle, both of Lexington, S.C.; grandchildren, Chad Wilson of Washington, D.C., Hunter Wilson of Vancouver, B.C., Emily Taggart of Sacramento, Calif., Julia Windle of Austin, Texas, and Sarah and Elizabeth Givens of South Carolina; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Russell of Charleston.
Hershel was a member of Christ Church Methodist and 50-plus year Master Mason, Salina Lodge No. 27. He retired as a maintenance supervisor from DuPont Belle Works with 42 years of service. He served in World War II as an A-25 and B-26 Marauder Bomber pilot, flying 34 combat missions over France and Germany. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves in January 1981 and was recently presented the Legion of Honor award at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Hershel's love of his life was home and family. With his small greenhouse at home, he shared his passion of flowers, plants and gardening that led to many friendships up and down the valley. He was a registered West Virginia beekeeper. "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they shall never sit in." - Greek Proverb.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Jack Albert and Dr. Randall Flanagan officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff and Dr. McClung at St. Francis Rehab Department. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, YMCA and Christ Church Methodist.