She was a homemaker and loving mother. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Callie Bowyer.
Surviving are her children, Chris Foster, Nichole Johnson, Lori Foster, Matt McGinnis, Aaron McGinnis and Andrew Stanley; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Billy, Mike and Kenny Bowyer; and sister, Linda Pritt.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Ronda Apostolic Church on Cabin Creek Road with Pastor Dale Pitsenbarger officiating. Burial will follow the service in Foster Cemetery, Dawes Mountain.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church on Cabin Creek Road.
Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rodney Leon and Patricia Ann (Sullivan) Canterbury.
Walter attended Little Blue Creek Church on Thorofare Road as a child and gave his heart to the Lord in 1987 at Inverness Church of God. He was a member of Newton Baptist and Cornerstone Baptist Church in Newton. After graduating Herbert Hoover High School and Carver Career and Technical Center in 1972, Walter worked for United Telephone in Inverness, Fla., for 14 years. He enjoyed building airboats and skimming along Florida lakes with Rose.
Walter returned home to Roane County in 1987. He loved hunting and fishing with his wife, Rose. Walter was an excellent woodworker and he and his wife built their beautiful log home from timber harvested from the farm. Walter drove a school bus on the Pigeon route for the Roane County Board of Education for the last 20-plus years of his life.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Rose Canterbury; sisters, Linda Marie Begler of Newton, Marjorie Anderson-Canterbury of Elkview and Virginia Taylor and husband, Todd, of Looneyville; nieces and nephews, David Begler, Shanna Aherns, Shawn, Angela and Trisha Anderson, Stephen, Joshua, and Rosi Taylor and Sarah Trembula; and a host of other family and friends.
Walter's funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor Roy Huffman officiating. Burial will be at Begler Family Cemetery, Newton.
His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
She was a member of Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church and an enthusiastic supporter of the Moorefield Lions Club, the Moorefield Library and other civic organizations and charities.
Ada Kay is survived by her daughter, Judge Carrie Webster (Greg) of Charleston; son, Brent Webster (Kimberly) of Charleston; and daughter, Lisa Cole of Moorefield. She is also survived by her four brothers, Ralph Bean Jr. (Barbara) of Bridgeport, Dr. Howard Bean of Alexandria, Va., Oscar Bean (Dixie) and William Bean of Moorefield; and her close first cousin, Allen Bean of Bristol, Va. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Aaron, Justin, Kyle and Katherine, and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Also left to cherish her memory is Julie Onanian Anderson, with whom she shared a special relationship and lifelong bond.
Ada Kay enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. She loved good food, good books and the company of others. She also had a whimsical side - she collected Betty Boop, miniature ceramic pigs and other oddities which she displayed prominently throughout her house. Ada Kay spent most of her time with her two beloved canine companions, Trouble and Coco, who received daily meals of hand-fed chicken liver and other delicacies. The canine duo never left Ada Kay's side - they played together, slumbered together and snored together. Ada Kay loved her dogs and would have never had it any other way.
Ada Kay was beloved by many and never knew a stranger. She was honest, loyal, compassionate and kind. Her spirit of generosity was experienced by friends and strangers alike, as was her spirit of opinion, which she never hesitated to offer, particularly if she thought someone had been wronged or unfairly treated.
Ada Kay will be deeply missed and perhaps best remembered for her contagious smile, love of laughter and entertaining sense of humor.
Ada Kay's life will be celebrated at a memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 N. Elm St., Moorefield, with Pastors Jay Parkins and Calvin McCutcheon officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington St., Moorefield.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support in many heartfelt forms. The family is especially thankful for Dixie Bean, who provided Ada Kay and her children great comfort and support in her final days.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com or mailed to 123 S. Main St., Moorefield, WV 26836. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 100 N. Elm St., Moorefield, WV 26836 or Potomac Highlands Animal Rescue, 940 Corner Road, Cabins, WV 26855.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home.
Bryan was a 1988 graduate of Poca High School, served in the U.S. Navy and worked at the Post Office with more than 18 years of service. He attended Elizabeth Baptist Church, Bancroft. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing with his boys and closest friends. His passion was coaching and watching his boys play basketball and baseball. He loved Poca High Basketball and was a huge Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norman and Myrtle Frampton and Hullette and Mable Scites.
He is survived by his wife, Becky; three sons, Nathaniel, Noah and Luke, all at home; his mother, Kay and Junior Lane of Cross Lanes; father, Norman Jr. and Beajea Frampton of Melbourne, Fla.; brother, Todd and Kim Frampton of Ripley; mother- and father-in-law, Brent and Jackie Payne of Bancroft; sister-in-law, Lesley Payne of Poca; and brother-in-law, Brent and Sherry Payne of Poca. He also had a special place for three young people, Lyndsie Payne, Samantha Phillips and Jake Payne, whom he thought of as his own. He also had many nieces and nephews he loved dearly.
The family would also like to express a very special thank you to our sons' caregiver and a very dear friend, Jackie Bailey, for helping take care of this family during this long and difficult process. Thank you to Sandy Fadal, who has helped make this journey less painful with many prayers and supports. Hubbard Hospice House and Kanawha Hospice are a phenomenal organization and this family will be forever grateful for your care. The Edwards Comprehensive Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital did a wonderful job taking care of Bryan and his family. Thank you Melissa Parsons; you are a remarkable nurse.
A tribute to the life of Bryan will be 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Poca High School Gymnasium with Pastor Jeff Arthur officiating. Entombment will be in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the school.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Frampton family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Goldsberry, and great-grandson, Mason.
She is survived by her children, Wayne Goldsberry and wife, Crystal, of Charleston and Gwen Comer and husband, David, of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Christine Roach of Dallas, Craig Goldsberry of Charleston, Kevin Goldsberry of Eleanor, Lisa DeMoss of Morgantown and Tina Miller of Charleston; 14 great-grandchildren, Megan, Ryan, Tyler, Aaron, Ross, Morgan, Madison, Emma, Ella, William, Molly, Gavin, Hailey and James; and her many nieces and nephews.
We wish to thank the caregivers and friends at the Broadmore Assisted Living in Hurricane for their devoted care and support.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Northside Church of the Nazarene, Charleston. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Mack was retired from Kanawha State Forest, was a Vietnam Army veteran and had a love for the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edna Harper, and sister, Carrie Susan McVey.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vickie Pennington Harper; children, Barry Loren Harper (Starla), Terry Lee Harper (Jennifer) and Brandi Michelle Emch (Matthew), all of Charleston; sisters, Bobbie Beasley of Cross Lanes and Wanda James of Indiana; and 12 grandchildren.
A tribute to the life of Mr. Mack Edward Harper will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Kanawha City, with Pastor Chad Pauley and his son, Barry Harper, officiating. Burial will follow in Pennington Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Harper family.
Born Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1926, in Denver, Colo., Jim was a son of the late R. Bruce Knap and the late Edith Hall Knap.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children, Catherine K. Brunschwyler and her husband, Nor, of Big Chimney, W.Va., Chris Knap and his wife, Katie Hickox, of Long Beach, Calif., Susan K. Wassum and her husband, Greg, of Lynchburg, Michael Knap and his wife, Selwyn, of Lafayette, Colo., Andy Knap of Charleston, W.Va., and Patty Tucker and her husband, Guy, of Atlanta, Ga., andd grandchildren, Sarah Robertson and her husband, Michael, Daniel Wassum, Andrew Wassum, Evan Tucker, Allegra Tucker and Hunter Knap.
Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. To him, family and faith were the most important things in life. He always wanted the best for his family and worked hard to give his family the good life. He was very involved and interested in his grandchildren's lives. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and winemaking. He loved abundantly and was loved very much in return. He will be greatly missed.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 6, at First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg.
A celebration of Jim's life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with the Rev. Kim Steinhorst and the Rev. Kenneth E. Burger officiating. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park, Forest.
Memorial contributions may be sent to First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503 or to the charity of your choice.
Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg, is handling arrangements (434-237-9424). Condolences may be sent by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.com.
Anna Lee attended Danese Consolidated School through the eighth grade and graduated from Nuttall District High School in 1940. She was a magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1944, with a major in English and a minor in commerce.
After graduation, Lee moved to Beckley and was a legal secretary for Dave Ashworth. Following this, she was a secretary in the District VII office of the Department of Public Assistance in the Division of Child Welfare.
Anna Lee met her future husband, Charles Berkley Lilly, her junior year of high school; they rode the same school bus, and he would save her a seat each day. They finished at Nuttall the same year, were at West Virginia Tech together and, after he finished law school, he also moved to Beckley to begin practicing law. Berkley and Lee were married at the Methodist Church in Montgomery on Dec. 30, 1947, and celebrated their 61st anniversary shortly before Berkley's death in 2009. Two daughters were born to this union: Ellen Carle and Kerry Lee, and as they grew, their interests, activities and needs became hers. Some of their grade school classmates still talk about the wonderful cookies she made for parties as a homeroom mother.
Berkley and Lee joined [United] Methodist Temple in Beckley in 1950 and continued to be active members throughout their lives. Lee was a member of the Wesley Fellowship Sunday school class, Foglesong study group, altar guild, scouting committee and taught kindergarten Sunday school.
Lee loved the Girl Scouts. Although not a Girl Scout as a child, she became an avid and lifelong supporter from the time her daughters became Brownies. Whether helping them work on badges to sewing them on their uniforms, helping sell and deliver cookies to making them for their - and their daughters' - Girl Scout ceremonies, financially supporting Mountain Laurel and Black Diamond Girl Scout councils through the years or enthusiastically celebrating Girl Scouting's 100th birthday in 2012, Lee truly "bled green."
Another of Anna Lee's interests was genealogy, and she spent many hours in various county courthouses researching her and Berkley's ancestors and sharing the information with many cousins, nieces and nephews. One niece described her as the "glue that held the family together," as she also worked hard to keep everyone in touch with each other, and enjoyed small and large family get-togethers. If you would ask her what she wanted for Christmas or a birthday, it was always that everyone could be home, go to church and have dinner together. The family had done just that this fall to celebrate her 90th birthday.
Lee was a wonderful cook - Berkley could never get over the fact that most of his friends and colleagues did not have homemade pie for dessert nearly every evening as he did. Her cookies, though, were the best, and after her granddaughters were born, "Nana" started one of their favorite traditions: advent cookies, with different-shaped cookies for each of them - a yummy way to count the days until Christmas.
She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Lilly File and her husband, Robert, and Kerry L. Mullins, and her husband, Leslie; four granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth File and her fiance, Drew Lineberger, Marjorie A. Mullins Thornton and her husband, Casey, Lindsay Catherine File and Laura File Long and her husband, Dustin; a sister-in-law, Mildred Bowyer; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A service of death and resurrection will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at United Methodist Temple, 201 Templeview Drive, Beckley, with the Rev. G. Randall Adkins and the Rev. Dr. Charles Pullins officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Friends may gather at the church with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and on Friday, one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Leslie Mullins, Robert File, Bill File III, John File, Casey Thornton, Dustin Long, Drew Lineberger and Jonathan Anderson.
Anna Lee's last years were made immeasurably more enjoyable by the love and care of several caregivers, particularly Pat Duncan and her husband, Bob. The family would like to thank them and the staff of Greystone for all of the special things they did for their mother.
The family suggests that donations of sympathy be made to United Methodist Temple, 201 Templeview Drive, Beckley, WV 25801; the Judge C. Berkley and Lee Lilly Scholarship Fund of the Beckley Area Foundation, 129 Main St., Beckley, WV 25801; or the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, P.O. Box 507, Charleston, WV 25322.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Mary Alice, 86 years young, was born into a loving home in Point Marion, Pa., and then moved to Charleston, W.Va., at a very young age. Her parents, Jules Goffaux and Alice Caberet Goffaux, both of Belgian decent, predeceased her. Mary Alice graduated from Charleston Catholic High School and attended business school while working for the city of Charleston. She worked in the office of True Temper from 1947 until 1954, when she started her family.
Edsel Lucas, her husband of 46 years, and Mary Alice lived in several cities in West Virginia - Charleston, Huntington, Falls View and then moving in 1975 to Elkins, which they considered home. In 1995 they moved to Satellite Beach, Fla. They continued to live part of the year in Elkins until her husband's death in 1997.
Mary Alice was known for her love of God, her devoted love to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her gourmet cooking and hospitality talents. She was a true matriarch of her large, loving family. She entertained frequently, hosting dinner parties for her husband's business clients, their many friends and civic organizations, including the Queen's Coffee for the Mountain State Forest Festival. She loved to travel and was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Women's Club in Elkins and was always very active in her children and grandchildren's activities.
She kept her six children and 21 grandchildren very well connected to her and to each other through many phone calls and visits throughout the years. She also loved her iPad and Facebook after taking a computer class at the age of 85. She maintained strong ties to the many friends, neighbors and relatives she knew from her early life until her death. She was a sweet and thoughtful friend to many, often providing a homemade dish, baked item or something fresh from her garden to bring cheer or comfort.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Edsel Lucas; brothers, Marion and Jules Goffaux; two sisters-in-law, Dot Goffaux and Evelyn Goffaux; and a very close cousin, Gladys Wilkin.
Surviving family members include one son, Don and Flo Lucas of Windham, N.H.; five daughters, Teresa and Bob Kamm of Atlanta, Ga., Sharon and Craig Krummrich, Ventura, Calif., Dr. Janet and Dr. Alan Lintala of Beckley, Nola and Andy Stull of Atlanta, Ga., Lisa and Greg Popera of Bethesda, Md., and beloved former daughter-in-law, Marlene Lucas of Duluth, Ga. She leaves behind 21 beloved grandchildren, Bob Kamm, Jessica Kamm Cathell and Megan Kamm Lee, Dr. Don Lucas, Ben, Joe, Heather and Josh Lucas, Carter, Caleb, Claire and Sophia Krummrich, Aidan, Mason, and Pierson Lintala, Drew and Will Stull and Ashleigh, Alexa, John and Teddy Popera; and four great-grandchildren. Charleston relatives include nephews, Don and Jean Goffaux and Steve Goffaux; niece, Jo Ellen and Tom Graham; and cousins, Alan LaDriere and wife, Sharon, and Bunny Corey and husband, Richard.
Visitation with the family will be at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Elkins, on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The funeral will be at at 11:30 a.m., followed by burial in the Beverly Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome or a memorial contribution can be made to Autism Recovery Resource Center, 2401 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty was born in Leon on Aug. 11, 1943, to Perry V. and Hazel Bennett Sayre. The youngest of eight children, she was known by many to be a feisty and loving woman who cared for anyone who crossed her path, especially children.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rachel Clae Lynch; parents, Perry and Hazel Sayre; brothers, Lee, Robert and Wayne Sayre; and sisters, Louise Wandling and Norma Smith.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roger C. Lynch, and children, Perry and Jessica Lynch of Columbia, Md., and Victoria and Allen Griffin of Coopers Creek. She leaves behind a legacy of love to her "adopted children and grandchildren," including son, Stacey McDaniel of Elkview; daughter, Melonee Price; and grandsons, Zane Alexander and Wyatt Clay Nottingham of Dunbar and Brandon Meiklejohn of Columbia, Md. She is also survived by her sisters, Mildred (Howard) Parsons and Stella (Luster) Doughty, both of Dunbar. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends who will miss her greatly.
Betty grew up on Tribble Road in Mason County and graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 1960. She was an extremely talented seamstress and worked with fabrics for many years. After working for 16 years at Mr. Sewing Machine in Dunbar, she retired due to illness. She was active in her community and her church, Dunbar Mountain Mission. For many years, she teamed up with her husband, Roger, to portray Mr. and Mrs. Santa every Christmas and was an active member of the West Virginia Santa Claus Society. She was also past Pocahontas of the Daughters of Pocahontas Lodge in Dunbar.
Funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Dunbar Mountain Mission. Friends and family may visit beginning at 3 p.m.
Funeral procession departs Keller Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Burial will follow at Creston Church Cemetery, Evans.
Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
He was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Braxton County, a son of the late Alva Warrick and Icy Lenora Heavener Malcomb. On Oct. 22, 1945, he was united in marriage to Letha A. Lynch Malcomb, who preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2011.
He is survived by two sons, Delmas Malcomb and wife, Dianne, of Lancaster, Pa., and Kevin Malcomb and wife, Peggy, of Marietta, Ohio; two daughters, Teresa and husband, Robert Bohack, of St. Peters, Mo., and Kim and husband, David Pearcy, of Charleston; seven grandchildren, Leigh and Karen Bohack, Nathan and Jacob Malcomb and Lauren, Leslie and Megan Pearcy; one brother, Noel Malcomb and wife, Maxine, of French Creek; two sisters, Velva Austin of French Creek and Mary Ann and husband, Mitchell Griffin, of French Creek; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Zola Karickhoff.
Mr. Malcomb was a member of Frenchton United Methodist Church and a former member of Madison Baptist Church, Madison. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel, Buckhannon. The body will lie in state at Frenchton United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Kara Philippi officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Cave Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frenchton United Methodist Church, c/o Martha Andrew, 127 Burgham Road, French Creek, WV 26218.
Online condolences may be extended to the Malcomb family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Malcomb family has entrusted Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.
Eugene was born June 30, 1924, in West Virginia to the late Lonnie Leslie McComas and the late Leona Elkins McComas.
The family will receive friends at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Handley Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Hamlin.
He is survived by his son, Charles McComas of Albemarle; brother, Norman McComas of Hamlin; sisters, Lorraine Petrie of Fayetteville, Ga., Anna Gay McGhee of Ravenswood, Lois Elkins of Hamlin and Barbara Lamade of Montoursville, Pa.; two step-grandchildren; and his former wife, Mae McComas of Hamlin.
Mr. McComas was retired from Union Carbide Corporation Institute Plant. A veteran of World War II, he started as a welder in the Norfolk naval yard before joining the U.S. Navy. He was a naval armed guard on liberty ships in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict, serving on a destroyer assigned to the Mediterranean fleet.
A 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite, he continued to serve his community as a founding member and longtime chief of the Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department and as a town councilman in Hamlin for numerous years.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the McComas family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.
Nancy moved to Charleston in 1948 after graduating from White Sulphur Springs High School as valedictorian. She always loved fashion and was a former model of Stone and Thomas. She retired from Thomas Memorial Hospital with over 36 years of service. She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Church for over 65 years. Nancy enjoyed a good game of bridge, entertaining family and friends, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 56 years, John; daughters, Adrienne Ann Mullen of Pasadena, Calif., and Roberta Mullen and her spouse, Irma Flottman, of Worthington, Ohio; brother, Leo O'Neil and his wife, Nadine, of White Sulphur Springs; sister, Margaret O'Neil Huff and her husband, Bill, of White Sulphur Springs; and six grandchildren, Dominic, Ariana, Alexia and Adara Dowell of Pasadena, Calif., and Emily and Ella Flottman-Mullen of Worthington, Ohio. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Charleston Gardens and Hubbard Hospice House for their compassion and care.
The memorial service to celebrate Nancy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston. Visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m.
Online condolences can be sent to www.goodshepherdmortuary.net.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.
Service will be noon Friday, Dec. 6, at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury St., Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He graduated from Charleston Catholic High School in 1960. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in 1964, followed by his juris doctorate degree from Marquette University School of Law in 1967. He married Patricia Kathleen Raredon on Aug. 19, 1967. Michael joined the law firm of Stone, Bowles, Kauffelt & McDavid in 1967 and became a partner in 1971. He retired from Bowles Rice on Dec. 31, 2011. Michael was very active in the community, including serving for 22 years as chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the city of Charleston and serving as campaign and finance chairman for multiple municipal and county political candidates. While Michael served two terms as chairman of the board of directors of the United Way of Central West Virginia (1995 and 1996), his involvement in the organization was lifelong and very dear to his heart. He was an avid world traveler as well as a historical enthusiast.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Cecelia Pleska; his wife, Patricia; and sister, Suzanne.
He is survived by sisters, Mary Katherine and husband, John McIsaac, and Anne Marie and husband, Luc Cayet; daughters, Christine Pleska, Denise Pleska and partner, Gretchen Sutton, Theresa and husband, Darrin Leist, and Victoria and husband, Oscar Verduzco; son, Michael Pleska; and grandchildren, Aidan and Colin Leist and Miguel Verduzco.
Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Charleston. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Way of Central West Virginia, One United Way Square, Charleston, WV 25301.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
He was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Richwood, to James and Jennie (Smart) Sloan. Luther retired from the Timken Company in Canton. He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother, and is survived by many friends.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. Interment will follow at Richwood Cemetery, Richwood.
All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.
He was a retired jeweler and watchmaker from B&B Loan in Charleston and also a World War II veteran.
Smitty is survived by his wife, Marceline; sons, Barry (Dottie) Smith and Kevin Smith of Charleston; daughter, Robin (Corky) Mann of Richmond, Va.; brothers, Ray (Florence) Smith and Larry Gene (Chloe) Booth; three grandchildren, Melissia, Trevor and Rick; one step-grandson, Bryan; and one great-granddaughter, Sydney.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Dwight McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.
Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made toward funeral services.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.curryfuneralhome.org.
Michael was born July 31, 1944, son of the late Perry Kelcy Spencer and Sarah Gribble Spencer. He was also preceded in death by Linda, his wife of 27 years.
Michael was a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church. He was known as the "Midnight Cowboy" while he worked as a broadcaster and disc jockey at WCAW/V100. Michael also served as club house manager for the Charleston Wheelers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Michael is survived by his son, David (Cynthia) Royse of Charleston; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emily; sister, Marcia Spencer of Niles, Ohio; two brothers, Greg Spencer of Clarksdale, Miss., and Ted Spencer of Santa Fe, N.M.; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Michael's life will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 5, at Harding Funerals & Cremations Chapel with Pastor Gary Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Spencer family.
Born March 5, 1944, Al was the middle of three children of Alfred Jones Walker Sr. and Elizabeth Hill Walker. He spent most of his younger years in Slab Fork, later moving to Beckley and graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School. Al then attended Hampden-Sydney College, graduated from Morris Harvey College and received a master's degree in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia.
In 1974 Al moved to Lewisburg and was employed by Seneca Mental Health. He later held positions as administrator at Greenbrier Clinic, assistant administrator at Plateau Medical Center and program specialist with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources until his retirement in 2009.
Al served as an elder of Old Stone Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Lewisburg Elks Club and past member of the Greenbrier County Planning Commission. Al found great joy and pride participating in activities such as the Shanghai Parade and the Polar Bear Plunge, where he was bestowed lifetime membership.
Al is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann Hayne Walker, and his three children, Mary Ingles Sievers and husband, John, of Garden City, N.Y., Alfred Jones "Trip" Walker III and wife, Ashley, of Crozet, Va., and Katherine Caskie Walker of Mount Airy, N.C. Also surviving are six grandchildren, as well as his sister, Katharine Walker Fernback of St. Albans, England. He was preceded in death by his brother, Palmer Hill Walker.
The service will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. J. Dexter Taylor officiating. The family will greet friends during the hour prior to the service and during the reception following the service in the fellowship hall.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Fund, c/o Dr. Christopher A. Moskaluk, UVA Health System P.O. Box 800214, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214 or Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 200 Church St., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Born Dec. 11, 1918, in Illinois, Charles was a son of the late Addie Stovall. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Ruth Williams, and his daughter, Deborah Casto.
He was a retired supervisor for the state of West Virginia Division of Highways and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He served during World War II in the United States Army, was a 50-plus year member of Boone Masonic Lodge No. 162 AF&AM and a 14-degree member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston.
He is survived by his son-in-law, Nick (Betty) Casto of Cross Lanes; grandchildren, Jonathan "Rusty" (Bobbie) Casto of Eleanor and Joseph (Amber) Casto of Cross Lanes; and great-grandchildren, Josh, Dakota, Isaac and Elijah.
Graveside service with military honors and Masonic rites will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, with Mr. Nick Casto officiating.
You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
The family requests donations be made in his memory, in lieu of flowers, to Boone Masonic Lodge No. 162, Attn: Grover, No. 4 Arvin Ave., Whitesville, WV 25209.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Williams family.
Noal spent his career starting at the DuPont Plant in Belle. Then he joined the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. After he left the Marine Corps he went to work for Goodyear Atomic Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Portsmouth, Ohio. After the birth of his third child he decided to move back to West Virginia, where he continued his chemical work for, first, Marbon Chemical Plant, later known as Borg Warner Chemicals, in Washington, W.Va., and in 1990 he retired from General Electric Chemical in Washington.
It was his goal in life to see that his children and grandchildren completed their college educations to be strong and independent kids. Noal was also an avid cabinet and clock maker when he wasn't trying to balance his oldest daughter's checkbook. He was also someone who believed that, if you started a project, you finished it before starting something new.
Noal was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Marlena Taylor Wines, to whom he was married for 56 years; his parents, Lloyd and Lillian Wines; brothers, Atlee, Collete, Jack and Harold "Bobbie" Wines; and sister, Dorothy Montgomery.
Noal has left behind his son, Noal Kem Wines and wife, Penny Wines, of Mineral Wells; daughters, Joyce Theresa "Terri" Wines and Tamara Jane "Tami" Wines of Sissonville; granddaughter, Georgann Elizabeth Mazzoli and husband, Michael Mazzoli, of Columbus, Ohio; and grandson, Todd Christopher Wines and wife, Jill, of Parkersburg. Also, great-grandsons, Vincent Michael Mazzoli, Roman Anthony Mazzoli, Silas Oliver Wines and his yet-to-be-named great-grandson due in March.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a proud United States Marine. Noal Gene will be greatly missed by his family and friends and for his wicked sense of humor.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home. Private entombment will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico, immediately following the visitation, with military honors conducted by the United States Marine Corps. There will be no funeral service.
The family will accept memorial online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Wines family.