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Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy
Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of ‘Ole...

Funerals for: August 01, 2014

Backus, Grant W. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Bryant, Amos J. 2 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Buzzard, Rosalie F. 5 p.m., Kimble Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Cooper, Martha S....

Jayne L. Brumfield

Jayne L. Brumfield, 62, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Lewisburg, died July 31, 2014, at the home of her brother in Clintonville. Arrangements are incomplete at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Troy E. Chandler
Troy E. Chandler

Troy Edward Chandler, 89, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born March 5, 1925, in Spurlocksville, a son of the late George and Leota Cooper Chandler. In addition to...

Gail "Bub" Williams Jr.
Gail "Bub" Williams Jr.

Gail W. "Bub" Williams Jr., 57, of Smithers, beloved father, grandfather and brother passed away suddenly on July 29, 2014. He was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Montgomery, to Gail Williams Sr. and Janice Williams, who preceded him in death.

He was...

Anna "Beatrice" Helton

Anna "Beatrice" Helton, 84, of Oak Hill, died July 30, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Osa M. Fowler

Osa Merle Wilson Fowler, 93, of Grantsville, died July 30, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home.

Pamela Lea Hatfield

Pamela Lea Hatfield, 41, of Marlinton, died July 30, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye. Online condolences may be shared at

David Lee Miller
David Lee Miller

David Lee Miller, 69, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.

Born Nov. 14, 1944, in Charleston, David was a son of the late Charles and Marie Miller. In addition to his parents, he was also...

Julia F. King
Julia F. King

Julia F. "Judy" King, 73, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born July 18, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of St. Albans...

Jackie Bruce Shaw

Jackie Bruce Shaw, 54, of Sutton, died July 30, 2014. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Barnett Cemetery, Bug Ridge, Sutton. Memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Shiloh Fellowship Church, Sutton. Arrangements by...

John Dale Blake

John Dale Blake, 77, of Richwood, died July 30, 2014. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with a graveside service immediately following at Mountain View Cemetery. A catered dinner for...

Nelma "Nell" Hanks
Nelma "Nell" Hanks

Nelma "Nell" Hanks, 85, of Oceana, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Jan. 14, 1929, in Limestone Branch, she was the daughter of the late Jones and Bertha Prichard Fowler.

Nell was a...

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