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Joseph "ToJoe" Anderson Print Comment Top of page

Joseph "ToJoe" Anderson, 68, of Institute, died Dec. 12, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness.

ToJoe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Betty Anderson.

He leaves to mourn: daughter, Kim Daniels, and two grandchildren; sisters, Lillian "Sue" and Pauline of Dunbar; brother, Leon of Phoenix, Ariz.; nieces; and other family members and friends.

Funeral service will be at noon Friday, Dec. 19, at Preston Funeral Home, 812 Donnally St., Charleston, with Bishop Melvin Mosley officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.

A celebration and repass will follow at the Institute Fire Department.

Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Maxine Andreas Print Comment Top of page

Maxine Andreas, 89, of Powell, Ohio, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Maxine was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, class of 1943. She later graduated from Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., and attained her B.A. degree in 1946. She returned to Mount Vernon, where she met her future husband, Charles Andreas, and they were married in 1949. They moved to Zanesville, Ohio, and then to Charleston, W.Va., where they lived from 1951 to 1973. Later, they moved to Upper Arlington, Ohio, and lived there from 1973 to 2002 and then retired to Powell.

A medical technologist for over 40 years, Maxine retired from Diagnostic Laboratories. Maxine's family was a founding family of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. She and her husband were founding members of Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, where she was director of Christian Education and sang in the choir. A Red Hat Lady, Maxine loved to shop and bowl.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Taylor.

Maxine is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles Andreas; her sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Sue Andreas of Powell and Tom (Patti) Andreas of Blacklick, Ohio; her grandchildren, Kaiti Andreas of Perrysburg, Ohio, Chris Andreas of Columbus, Ohio, Jason Andreas of Columbus, Stephen (Lindsay) Bustell of Chicago, Ill., and Katie (Kyle) Binns of Durham, N.C.; and her many friends.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, 614-792-1471, where the funeral service will be held during the visitation on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Sandy Huber will officiate. (The funeral home is located on W. Olentangy St./Powell Road/SR 750, 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Graveside burial service will be held at approximately 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Moundview Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the Andreas family.

Phyllis Jean Bailey Print Comment Top of page

Phyllis Jean Bailey, 74, of Deltona, Fla., formerly of St. Albans, passed away Dec. 10, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Kanawha County on March 18, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Lillie Smolder.

She was a 1958 graduate of DuPont High School. She was an in-home caregiver. She was formerly employed at Teays Valley Manor in Scott Depot for many years, and the tenants all loved her. She enjoyed the beach, going to auctions and shopping and sitting on the porch watching the sun come up every day.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Nelson; daughter, Kimberly Bailey; and mother, Lillie Smolder.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Paul Bailey and wife, Melanie, of Deltona, Fla.; son, David (Tubby) Bailey of Deltona, Fla.; grandson, Justin King of St. Albans; her loving Jack Russell terrier, LuLu; sisters Donna Gwinn and Juanita (Jody) Brown; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with her nephew, Don Cremeans, officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday.

The family would like to thank Florida Hospital Fish & Hospice for the great care, especially her nurses, Steve Makris and Michelle Medina; without them the family would have been lost. They were a great comfort during their time of need.

The online guestbook for Phyllis Jean Bailey can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Wilma Bays Print Comment Top of page

Wilma Bays, 90, of Charle ton, passed away Dec. 14, 2014. Per her wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Hafer Funeral Home is serving the Bays family.

Dennis Belcher Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Dennis Belcher Sr., 88, of Campbells Creek, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Belcher, and a great-granddaughter, Ashley.

Dennis is survived by his son, Dennis Belcher Jr. (Darlene); daughters, Patty Kuhn (Tommy) and Judy Reed; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Teddy and Bobby Belcher.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Walkers Chapel, Tuppers Creek, with Pastor Ralph Sevey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Martha L. Bingham Print Comment Top of page

Martha L. Bingham, 83, of Ravenswood, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a long illness.

She was born in Point Pleasant and was the daughter of the late Curt and Zora Yeager.

Martha enjoyed many things over the years, including cooking, golfing, raising her children and being a wonderful grandmother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood and participated on several committees.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce E. Bingham; sister, Emogene Yeager-Coen; and brother, William Yeager.

She is survived by her children, Cathy (Jason) Burke of North East, Pa., and Robert Bingham of Danbury, Conn., and four sisters, Mildred Hooper, Ruth Conkey and Glenna (Richard) Grim of Athens, Ohio, and Cora Mae Hooper (Glen Boston) of Sun City Center, Fla. In addition, she has three grandchildren, Lindsey (Larry) Baer of Chicago, Ill., Matthew (Alicia) Poling of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Andrew Poling of North East, Pa.; two step-grandchildren, Angela and Olivia Burke; two great-grandchildren, Ellie Poling and Eva Baer, and Paxton Poling, expected in January 2015; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Edith Joachim of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Service will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the First United Methodist Church, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Shauna Hyde officiating. A private graveside service will be held following the funeral service at Athens Memory Gardens in Athens, Ohio.

Friends may visit the family from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 719 Flinn Ave., Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com or at www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome.

Paul Richard Cavender Print Comment Top of page

Paul Richard Cavender, 89, of Kenna, peacefully departed this life Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and two brothers.

Paul was a good man who was loved for the warmth and caring in his heart. He was a wise man who taught by the fine example of his life. He was a strong man who worked hard and always did his best for his family. We celebrate you, Daddy – a man who was good, wise strong and the truest kind of success – a man who is loved more than he could have possibly known.

Paul was a Christian, who truly loved the Lord. He attended Fisher Chapel United Methodist Church. He left his family and friends with the hope of reuniting with him in Heaven someday.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from General Glass Company.

Paul is survived by his wife of 65 years, Macel; children, Debbie (Mike), Paula (Kent), Terri (Stanley) and Larry (Cindy); grandchildren, Danny, P.R., Ric, Ryan, Caleb and Hannah; and great-grandchildren, Zach, Chelsea, Katie, Nathan, Seth, Carlee, Silas and Zeke.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Hospice Care for their kindness and compassion in caring for Paul.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor John Hayes officiating. A private burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.kellerfuneralhome.net.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Indra Chambers Print Comment Top of page

Indra Jean Pettry Chambers, 82, of Danville, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2014 after a short illness.

She was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Joe, and husband, Fred F. Chambers.

She leaves behind two daughters, Rebecca Pavelka and Vickie Chambers, both of Danville, and one son, Hugh Frank Chambers and his wife, Linda, of Charleston. She adored her grandchildren, Jason Chambers and his wife, Lora, Amanda Miller and her husband, Gary, of Country Estates in Danville and Chelsea Bradshaw of Morgantown. Indra also leaves behind her beloved great-grandchildren, Jannah and Hannah Miller of Danville and Masen Chambers of Charleston.

Indra worked at Blacks Foodland in Danville, where she retired after many years of service. Indra was a lifelong resident of the Danville area, where she was born, worked and worshiped. She leaves behind a multitude of friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. David May officiating. Burial will follow in Boone Memorial Park, Madison.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

Jacquetta K. Corns Print Comment Top of page

Jacquetta "Jackie" Kaye Corns, 38, of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2014 after a long illness.

Jackie was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise in Cross Lanes.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Corns; mother, Becky Combs; father, Gene Combs; sister and brother-in-law, Misty and Andy Holtzman; nephews, Isaiah and Gage Holtzman; and her mother and father-in-law, Mike and Jeanette Booth.

A celebration of Jackie's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Tabernacle of Praise, 5230 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 with Pastor Bill Huddleston and Pastor Stephen Neese officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the church.

Our sincere appreciation goes out to Dr. Justin Cohen and staff of the David Lee Cancer Center and CAMC Memorial.

Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Corns family.

You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Carma Lee Crede Print Comment Top of page

On Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, Carma Lee Withrow Crede, at the age of 79, surronded by her loving family at Meadowbrook Nursing Home, went to be with her Heavenly Father and family after a long, courageous battle with heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Carma was a member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many people that she always put first throughout her life. She had the most loving, courageous and generous heart that touched many lives with her presence. Carma truly loved spending time and going to watch her eight grandchildren perform various activities and visiting with her four great-grandchildren.

As for her accomplishments, she graduated from South Charleston High School, received an associate's degree from Charleston Business College and was co-founder of Crede Tractor Sales. Carma attended every WVU football game and bowl game for 20-plus years. Her travels included going to numerous countries in Europe, Caribbean Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, RVing and attending Harry's Navy reunions throughout the USA.

Carma was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Wilbur and Ader (Covey) Withrow, Hascal (Sue), Carl (Eva), Juanita Creighton (Bill), Denzel (Mildred) and Oral Withrow.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Harry Crede; children, Garry (Kristen, Christen, Emerson, Case); Billy and Connie (Bill, Caity and Joshua Stricker, Phillip Ivanova, Nionila Ivanova and Vasiliy); Robin Long (Joshua [Nevaeh]), Dennis and Becky (Zackary and Kristyn, Patrick); Kevin and Rhonda (Kelsey Harrah [Kate] and Kaleb).

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, Elkview, with Father Jim Kurtz officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with prayer service beginning at 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to LERMA in Care of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, 4084 Indian Creek Road, Elkview, WV 25071.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the family.

Jimmy Ray Crist Print Comment Top of page

Jimmy Ray Crist, 79, of Athens, Ohio, passed away Dec. 14, 2014 in Pinch with his daughter, Judy, and his wife, Martha, by his side.

He was a retired senior master sergeant from the United States Air Force with 27 years of dedicated service, serving during the Vietnam Era, participated in NATO exercises overseas and ended his career as a supporting member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After retiring from the Air Force, Jimmy was an instructor at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois. He also worked at Sears and Elder-Beerman department stores and volunteered at the Amazing Grace Pre-School all in Athens. Jimmy always took the time and care to tutor any child or adult that needed help in math. He was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in all of the locations that his family traveled, both home and abroad.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John Wesley and Bessie Legg Crist; brothers, John, Charles, Calvin and Jesse Crist; and sisters, Bertha Williams, Kathleen Dorsey and Arlene Howell.

Surviving are his wife of almost 59 years, Martha Sparks Crist; son, Joseph H. Crist of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Judy K. Crist of Pinch; sisters, Audrey Sevy of Roanoke, Va., and Ermalea Willis of Monroeville, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert Crist of Minneapolis, Minn., and Stephen Crist and his wife, Erin, of Rock Hill, S.C.; a great-grandchild due in February; Martha's sisters, Mary Kidd of Oak Hill and Lou Lovejoy and her husband, George, of Campbells Creek; numerous nieces and nephews; and his favorite pet cat, Curious.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastors Mark Dupler and Sean Hampton officiating. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

A memorial service will also be held at the Athens Church of the Nazarene in Athens, Ohio, on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Fisher/Nightingale House, P.O. Box 33871, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433.

Eugenia "Jeanie" Evans Print Comment Top of page

Eugenia "Jeanie" Evans, 53, of Gandeeville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born Sept. 22, 1961 in South Charleston, a daughter of Juanita Reed Lewis of Gandeeville and the late Norman E. Lewis. She was a homemaker, formerly worked at Kroger and enjoyed hunting and working in her yard. She was a 1979 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School and a Nazarene.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary Evans; a son, Matthew "Matt" Evans of Gandeeville; and a brother, Steve Lewis of Massachusetts.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Andrea Faye Lewis, and her grandparents, Orvie and Florence Reed.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. John Means officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, near Gandeeville.

Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Joseph R. Foster Print Comment Top of page

Joseph R. Foster, 74, of Mount Olive, passed away Dec. 14, 2014 at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital.

A member of Brownsville Holiness Church, Joe was born Sept. 13, 1940 in Belva, W.Va, to the late Dennis and Lillie Elliott Foster.

Joe was also preceded in death by infant son, Joseph R., Jr., and first wife, mother of his children, Kathryn Absher, as well as brothers, Bob, J.D. and Denny, and sisters, Glenva, Virginia, Georgia, Frankie and Rose.

Left to cherish Joe's memory are his wife, Virginia Harrison Foster; son, Richard (Kelly) Foster of Falls View; daughter, Rebecca (Tim) Westfall of Charleston; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one stepson, Adam Gillespie; one grand-stepson, Joe Gillespie; sisters, Shirley Harold of Mount Olive and Patricia Begley of Cannelton; in-laws, Janice Foster, Norman Holcomb, Junior Absher, Vickie, Patricia and Joyce; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends; and four special nieces, Kristin, Brooke, Katie and Denise.

At Joe's request, his body was donated to the West Virginia University Human Gift Registry for scientific purposes and no service will be held.

Zachariah "Jim" Fugate Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Zachariah Clinton "Jim" Fugate Jr., 77, of St. Albans, passed away peacefully at his home on Dec. 12, 2014.

Jim was born June 11, 1937 in Morehead, Ky., and was the son of Zachariah C. Fugate and Sue McBrayer Fugate, both deceased. He had three sisters, Dorothy Schweinsberg (W.T. –Buck) of Portsmouth, Ohio, Peggy Glasscock (Jim) of Cedar Grove, Ind., and Leila "Topsy" Kinker (Charles) of Titusville, Fla., and two brothers, Dave Long (Sandy) of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Richard V. Fugate. Richard and Topsy precede him in passing.

Jim spent his formative years at the Masonic Home in Louisville, Ky., graduating from Eastern High School. After serving as a student missionary to Hawaii in 1959, he graduated from Morehead State College in 1960 with a B.S. in chemistry, working in chemistry for several years.

However, Jim's calling was as a campus minister for the Baptist Student Union (B.S.U.), where he served at Marshall University for over 20 years, and as state director for Campus Ministries for the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists. If one's difference in life is measured by impact upon others, then his is immeasurable. He was a regular fixture at the Campus Christian Center and was always available to counsel, converse or play ping-pong. His sense of humor was legendary. A most gifted pianist, he played for many years at Westmoreland Baptist Church in Huntington and St. Paul's UMC in Nitro.

He married Glenna Sue (Frye) Fugate on Feb. 24, 1968 and had a wonderfully happy marriage until her 2011 passing. Together they loved sons, Jeffrey Scott Fugate, Steven Todd (Irene) Fugate, deceased, Sean Taylor (Tamara) Fugate and Kerry Ryan Fugate in addition to nine grandchildren. Jim and Susie opened their home to generations of students and provided a loving environment that so many benefitted from.

A celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Westmoreland Baptist Church, Huntington, with Pastors Dan Jividen, Mark Smith and C.J. Adkins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Jim Fugate Memorial Fund via YouCaring.com, www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/jim-fugate-memorial-fund/278684.

Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Fugate family.

You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Martha Hughlett Giltinan Print Comment Top of page

Rev. Dr. Martha Hughlett Giltinan, 57, of Beaver, Pennsylvania, died December 12, 2014 after a prolonged illness.

She was born in Charleston, West Virginia, November 10th, 1957, the daughter of Alexander Smith Giltinan and Allen Carter Giltinan.

Martha was a graduate of St. Catherine's School, held degrees from Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Virginia Theological Seminary, and received her Doctorate from theTrinity School for Ministry.

Martha served as Rector of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Ayer, Massachusetts, and assistant rector at Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. She joined the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, in 2005.

Martha was a priest of the Anglican Church in North America, as well as a lifelong student, pastor, and teacher. She was a strong willed and courageous person, fervent in the faith that sustained her in life and comforted her in illness. "Death has no dominion over me" was the theme for her battle with leukemia, and she lifted family and friends with the scriptural reference (Romans 6:9 NKJV) on many occasions.

The family thanks Rev. Tina Lockett and the assembly of friends and medical personnel in Pittsburgh and Boston who supported her in her struggle.

Martha is survived by her mother Allen Carter Giltinan, and her brothers Thomas Allen Taylor, William M. Giltinan, and Alexander S. Giltinan, Jr.; beloved aunts Katherine B. Giltinan and Ethelind G. Eddy; nieces Amanda Taylor (m Randolph Winter), Anne Taylor, Sage Lamott, and nephew Christian Taylor; cousins and scores of friends. She was predeceased by her father Alexander Smith Giltinan, Sr.

Funeral service will be held at The Church of the Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, January 3rd, 2015 at 1 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV, January 4th, 2015 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders, P.O. Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003, or Christians for Biblical Equality, 122 W. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Mildred I. Hackney Print Comment Top of page

Mildred I. Fields Mason Hackney, 87, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2014.

She was born Sept. 19, 1927 to the late Charles and Clara Westfall Fields. She was also preceded by husbands, James "Rem" Mason and Ivan Hackney, and son, Jeffrey Paul Mason.

Mildred was a member of Elkview Baptist Church and loved her Bible. She loved quilting, reading, canning and tending wildflowers in her garden. She was a loving, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Mildred is survived by her loving family: daughters, Janice Solberg, Barbara (Buster) Walters, Norma Mason, Sandra (Donald) Burdette and Patricia (Albert) Carr; sons, Michael Mason and Scott (Kelli) Mason; sister, Regina O'Brien; brother, Samuel Fields; 16 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Elk Funeral Home, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, with Pastor Bobby Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Elk Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mason family.

Davey Grant Hager Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Davey Grant Hager, 61, of Sandyville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 after a long illness.

Davey was born Dec. 23, 1952 in Madison. He will be terribly missed and will be remembered as a loving and caring father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend to all.

He is survived by his mother, Cretta Louise Hager of Charleston; daughter, Lesley Concannon of Derry, Ireland; granddaughter, Isla Grace Concannon of Derry, Ireland; son, Joseph Hager of Hurricane; sister, Diane Nagy of Charleston; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Alice Hager of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; aunts, Ilene Casdorph of Charleston and Sybil Helms of Columbus, Ohio; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Wayne Hager of Charleston.

Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Charleston, WV 25304. Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park, 4301 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Friends and family may call from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Davey's memory to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or 1-800-DIABETES.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Hager family.

Nancy E. Holcomb Print Comment Top of page

Nancy Elaine Holcomb, 62, of Belle, passed away Dec. 16, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a short illness.

She was a retired clerk for E.I. DuPont Company in Belle, a member of Judson Baptist Church and a volunteer for HospiceCare.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel E. "Sam" Holcomb; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and J.R. Fidler of Belle; mother, Emma Mae Walker Jones of Belle; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Sharon Jones of Huntington; sister-in-law, Joyce Griffith and her husband, George, of Mount Nebo; and grandchildren, Brooklyn and Addisyn Fidler.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastors Charles Bolen and John Massey officiating. Interment will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

Anna Lou Holmes Print Comment Top of page

Anna Lou Prichard Holmes, 85, added her beautiful singing voice to Heaven on Dec. 14, 2014 at Midland Meadows Senior Living Facility in Ona, with her family at her side.

Anna was one of nine children born to Walter R. and Minnie Kees Prichard on Feb. 6, 1929 in Burnwell. She married the love of her life, the late Ralph W. "Bill" Holmes Jr., on Feb. 5, 1947, and celebrated 63 years together.

Anna was the proud mother of twin sons, David (Dorothy) Holmes of Culloden and Michael (Sandra) Holmes of Ira, Texas; daughter, Deborah of Huntington; and former son-in-law, Dr. William C. Deitz. Missing her also is her special friend, Mr. Clarence Pauley of St. Albans.

Besides her children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Lori Holmes James (Doug) of Scott Depot, Michelle Holmes Martini of Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Holmes of Culloden, David Holmes (Jill) of Mozambique, Africa, Stephanie Deitz Sliger (Will) of Scottsdale, Ariz., Amy Holmes James (Jeff) of Lubbock, Texas, Jason Deitz (Jackie Stillion) of Huntington and Natalie Deitz Fischer (Rob) of Huntington. Anna was the great-grandmother of 14 loving great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Fred (Dot) Prichard of Melbourne, Fla., and sister, Martha (Dave) Ryan of Escondido, Calif.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Robert Prichard of Marmet and Walter Prichard Jr. of Smithville, Tenn.; sister, Cleo Lacy of Chesapeake; infant twin brother and sister, Phillip and Phyllis, and Carl Prichard; and her in-laws, Ralph W. and Pearl Holmes.

Our mother was so kind and soft spoken, whose passion was singing, and will be dearly missed by her friends and family and her church family at North United Methodist Church in Ravenswood, where she resided for 50 years. She attended East Bank High School.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 17, at North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood, followed by a celebration of her life at the church at noon, with Pastor Don Maxson officiating. Interment will be at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Flowers are greatly appreciated or memorials may be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship to support Anna's grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Jill Holmes, with their mission work in Mozambique, Africa, P.O. Box 47, Nampa, ID 83653. Please designate memorial for Anna Holmes.

Her family wishes to thank the staffs at Midland Meadows Senior Living Facility and Hospice of Huntington for their devoted care and compassion to our mother.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com or at www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome.

Calvin E. "Bear" Jones Print Comment Top of page

Calvin E. "Bear" Jones, 60, of Campbells Creek, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

He was born July 10, 1954. He was a lifelong resident of the Charleston area. He was a good father, brother and friend to everyone, and he loved hunting, fishing and people watching.

Calvin is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jo Ann; daughters, Heavenly and Starla, both at home; stepdaughter, Dawn Boggess of Charleston; two step-grandchildren, Kayla Slater and Dee Boggess; brothers, Henry Jones of Virginia, Eddie Jones of Elkview and Rick (Carol) Jones of Charleston; sister, Delphia Jones of St. Albans; half-brother, Emil Jones; many nieces and nephews whom he cherished, and not to mention more friends than we can ever mention.

We would like to give a special thanks to special "brothers" and friend, Richard Mollohan, Carry Ellis and William Tinsley.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Mike Long officiating. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to help with final expenses.

The online guestbook for Calvin E. "Bear" Jones can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Connie Sue Marino Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Connie Sue Marino, 65, of St. Albans, passed away Dec. 13, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Marino.

She is survived by her daughters, Maria Dunlap of Sod, Jenifer Marino of Sissonville and Karin Feist of Bonita Springs, Fla., and grandchildren, Malana, Danny, Austin, Ava and Casey.

There will be no services, per her request. She will be buried in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Marino family.

Roy Lee McClain Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Roy Lee McClain, 84, of Cross Lanes, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2014.

Mr. McClain was retired from Union Carbide and an Air Force veteran. He was a 1948 graduate of St. Albans High School and a graduate of West Virginia State College. Roy was a member and former Sunday school teacher and deacon at Cross Lanes Bible Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen McClain; parents, W.A. and Virgie McClain; and brothers, Pat and "Whitty" McClain.

Roy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mrs. Jean McClain; sons, Randy (Roberta), Bill (Dartana) and Gary (Nancy); eight grandchildren, Luke, Katlin, Larissa, Emma, Kylan, Kavilan, Knovelle and Alyssa; and three great-grandsons.

A tribute to the life of Mr. Roy McClain will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Buckley, Dr. Phil Suitor and Rich Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cross Lanes Bible Church Missionary Fund, 5442 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the McClain family.

Terry Wayne Owens Print Comment Top of page

Terry Wayne Owens, 65, of Charleston, passed away Dec. 2, 2014 at home of a long illness.

He is survived by sisters, Gerri Weber of Oregon and Jane Winters, Geri Skobiak and Cheryl Hartz, all of Indiana, and two brothers, Larry Owens of Alum Creek and David Napier of Lavalette.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Owens Cemetery, Sumerco, with Moon Mullins officiating. Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home is serving the Owens family.

Cora Geraldine Ross Print Comment Top of page

Cora Geraldine "Sis" Ross, 90, of Accoville, died Dec. 16, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at West Logan Church of God, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by James Funeral Home, Logan.

Andrew J. Ruggles Print Comment Top of page

Andrew J. Ruggles, 71, of Huntington, died Dec. 15, 2014. Service will be noon Thursday, Dec. 18, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Roy M. Simmons Print Comment Top of page

Roy M. Simmons, 98, of Cowen, died Dec. 13, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Bessie M. Trembly Print Comment Top of page

Bessie Madeline Trembly, 82, of Elizabeth, died Dec. 16, 2014. A tribute to her life will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 19, at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home.

Mary F. Ward Print Comment Top of page

Mary F. Ward, 83, of Point Pleasant, died Dec. 15, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Harold F. "Slick" Watts Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Harold passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington after a long but hard-fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by many children and grandchildren.

He was truly loved by the many lives he touched along his journey. He was a South Charleston Black Eagle member of the class of 1952. He was a devout man of God and was a longtime member of the Washington Street Church of Christ in St. Albans. He was retired member of the United States Postal Service with 31 years service. He lived life serving God and with a mission of always making those around him laugh. He was involved in every aspect of his family's lives and spent 30 years coaching the youth in the Kanawha Valley in various sports. He loved his dear friends, Mo and Betty Ghazi and Patti Nelson, who were his longtime bowling partners. Next to God and family, bowling was his passion. He spent more than 50 years bowling in leagues at Venture Lanes bowling alley, always searching for that perfect game. He would want all to know how proud he was that, at 78 years old, he came within one pin of achieving that goal, bowling a 299. He will be missed by many but he leaves behind a legacy through his family and the many lives he's touched that will live on.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife, Lois J. Stricklen Watts; grandson, John Shelton; father, Raymond Watts; mother, Effie Watts; brothers, Ed Watts and Don Watts; and sisters, Nadine Russell and Betty (Cookie) Wilson.

He is survived by children, Diana Watts (David) Roe of Oklahoma, Laura Watts (Fred) Cluff of Oklahoma, Gregory (Kathy) Watts of Sissonville, Harold "Howie" (Susie) Watts II of Teays Valley, Jerry (Tina) Watts of Martinsburg, Tim Watts (Diane Bastug) of St. Albans, Bryan (April) Watts of Hurricane, Scott (Erica) Watts of Belleview, Fla., and Niki Watts Cavender (Chuck Hudson) of St. Albans; special son, Jason Cavender of St. Albans; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Minister Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Watts family.

Jared Allen Wilson Print Comment Top of page

Jared Allen Wilson, 26, of Pinch, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at his residence.

He was a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School and worked for Quail Ridge Construction Co. Jared enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his Papaw Ben Wilson, Papaw Ray and Mamaw Mizie Harrison, Papaw Walker and Mamaw Thida Ogle, Aunt Judy and Uncle Jack Wilson.

Surviving are his adopted mother, Carroll Wilson; mother, Cathy Ann Walker; father, Jerry Allen Wilson; grandmother, Faye Pettingill; sister, Amanda (David) Buckner; nieces, Gracie Buckner and Sky Taylor Ogle; and nephew, David Buckner.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with Pastor Vince Button officiating. Burial will be at Woody Cemetery, Pinch.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the Wilson family.

Funerals for: December 17, 2014

Atkinson, Ruby C. 1 p.m., Taylor

Bingham, Martha L. Noon, First United Methodist Church, Ravenswood.

DeGrange, William 10 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial Cemetery, Institute.

Dornick, Loretta 2 p.m., Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.

Eiland, Peter B. 11 a.m., Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Estep, Pete J. 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Fizer, Donnie L. 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Hofstetter, David G. 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Holmes, Anna L. Noon, North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood.

Lawson, John L. Noon, Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Legg, Cleve R. 7 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

McClure, Herbert G. 2 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Murphy, Harry M. 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Myers, Dorothy M. 2 p.m., Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington.

Owens, Terry W. 11 a.m., Owens Cemetery, Sumerco.

Pancake, James H. II 1 p.m., #7 Holden Freewill Baptist Church, Holden.

Postalwait, Barbara 1 p.m., Dodd and Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Schoolcraft, Sonjia H. 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Spaulding, O.C. 4 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Stone, Julia M. 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Stricker, Alfred T. 2 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview.

Tincher, Elizabeth J. 11 a.m., Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Wilson, Jared A. 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.