Retha Mae Goodpaster
Retha Mae Goodpaster, 82, of Milton, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Rick Glass officiating. Burial in Bias Chapel Church Cemetery, Milton. She was born June 12, 1922, in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Van and Serena Black. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee Goodpaster; three sisters, Aderine Campbell, Julie Bryant and Levie Drummond; two brothers, Lonnie “Doc” Black and Oscar Black. She is survived by six sons, Merle Goodpaster and wife Connie, Donnie Goodpaster and wife Nancy, Norman Goodpaster and Brenda, all of Milton, Terry Goodpaster and Dreama of Ona, Verle Goodpaster and wife Teresa of Barboursville, Mike Goodpaster and wife Barbara of Wayne; two daughters, Reba Conrad and Sherry Davis and husband Denver, all of Milton; one sister, Mary Bartram; special friend Jim Parker; 19 grandchildren, Marvin, Corey, Jason, Kelly, Kevin, Valerie, Missy, Bryan, Mike, Glenn, Michael, Mark, Joey, Scottie, Michael, Tiffany, Shane, Sheridan and Shannon; 31 great-grandchildren. Retha was a great mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed and loved by all. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.heckfuneralhome.net.
Nina Lou Richmond Spears
Nina Lou Richmond Spears, 82, of Hurricane, WV, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2005. She died at the home of her daughter, Marsha Weaver and was surrounded by her loving daughters and son-in-law. She was born on November 24, 1922, in Milton, WV. Preceded in death by her parents Hinton and Bessie Richmond, brothers Junior and Charles Richmond, sweet daughter, Debbie Spears Egnor and precious grandson, Joseph Allen Weaver. Survivors include siblings, Earl Richmond and Sylvia Chapman. Nina and her loving husband, the late Rev. Charles Spears of fifty three years surviving children are: four daughters, Brenda Burns of St. Cloud, FL., Marsha Weaver of Hamlin, Jane Hanson of Cross Lanes, Betty Chapman of Leon, and six sons, Charles “Bo” of Norman, OK, John of Winfield, David of St. Cloud, FL, Terry of Barboursville, Samuel of Hurricane, and Paul of Wayne. Her sons-in-law include: Ernie Burns, Jerry Weaver, Walt Hanson and Frank Chapman and special and loving daughter-in-law, Debbie Triplett Spears. She is survived also by twenty grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends, including her very special friend, Jerri Barrett, her care-giver and friend, Sandra Jeffrey and all her friends at the Senior Citizens Center at Hurricane, and Fruth Pharmacy, Hurricane. Special thanks and appreciation is extended to Brenda Bassett, RN and the nurses of Hospice of Huntington. Nina's special hobby was photography. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Chapman Funeral Home, Inc., Hurricane with the Rev. Herman Hayes officiating. Entombment at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Huntington, PO Box 464, Huntington, WV, 25709.
Bessie Bailey Donahue
Bessie Bailey Donahue, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord May 16, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 5, 1934, at Salt Rock, W.Va., the daughter of the late Otho and Lessie Baker Bailey of Salt Rock, W Va. She was a member of the Midkiff United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Bailey, and sisters, Ruth Chedina and Edith Earls. She is survived by her husband, Lowell “Whitey” Donahue of Midkiff, W.Va., whom she married December 24, 1955; sons Kennith Donahue and Rodney Donahue of Punta Gorda, Fla., Randall Gene Donahue of Midkiff, W.Va., and Donald Donahue of Huntington, W.Va.; sisters, Gladys Gibson of Guyandotte, W.Va., Jenny Lester of South Point, Ohio and Evelyn Colinch of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; brother Jr. Bailey of Salt Rock, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Donahue, Brandon Donahue, Jessica Donahue, Katie Donahue, Melissa Donahue and Brady Donahue; and a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Midkiff United Baptist Church. Brother Bob Burns conducted the services. Burial in Green Valley Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. McGhee-Handley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
George Lincoln Carter
George Lincoln Carter, 81, of Huntington, passed away Monday, May 16, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Memorial services were conducted Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Dr. Ed Grant. He was born February 12, 1924, in Northfork, W.Va., the youngest son of the late Charles Ross Carter and Mary Frances Watkins Carter. He was also preceded in death by a son, Glenn Allen Carter, two sisters and two brothers. He was a retired metallurgist with International Nickel and a retired auditor with the WV Alcohol and Beverage Commission. He was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church and was a private pilot. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Georgann and Rodney Holbrook of Barboursville; one granddaughter, Amanda N. Holbrook of Flint, Mich.; two grandsons, Benjamin A. Holbrook and Clayton N. Holbrook, both of Barboursville.
Published on MAY 19, 2005
Dave Carl Call
Dave Carl Call, 76, of Tornado died May 8, 2005, at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, after a short illness.
Born May 3, 1929 in Hurricane, he was a son of the late Charles and Lara Crowder Call. He was also preceded in death by daughters, Sandy Smith and Candy Lee.
He was a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
Surviving: daughters, Kay Collins of Glenwood, Patsy Wood and her husband, George, of South Charleston; sons and their wives, Ronnie Call of Virginia, Roger and Mary Beth Call of Florida, Ricky and Donna Call of North Carolina, Dave Call II of Virginia; sisters, Alice Sowards and Agnus Karnes, both of Hurricane; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Lower Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane, with the Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Rochelle “Cookie” Levy
Rochelle “Cookie” Levy, 59, of Fraziers Bottom died May 8, 2005, at her home.
She was a retired supervisor from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and was a member of Shalom Baptist Church, Winfield. She was a military veteran and was a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She had been a resident of Putnam County for over 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her lifelong companion, Freda Slaymaker.
Surviving: cousins, Harriet Rosen and Sandra Fradin, both of Chicago, Illinois; a host of friends; her pet dog, Tinker.
Service was held Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. John Henderson officiating. Burial was in Teays Valley Memorial Gardens, Winfield.
Memorial donations may be made to Shalom Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 351, Winfield WV 25213.
Lori A. Ferrell
Lori A. Ferrell, 45, of Poca died May 9, 2005, at home.
She was a former employee of AT&T with 10 years of service, attended Poca Baptist Church and was very active in the music ministry at the church.
Surviving: husband, W. David Ferrell; children, Kayla and Daniel Ferrell, both at home; mother and stepfather, Toby and Lotus Muncy of Teays Valley; maternal grandfather, John Wheeler; brother and his wife, Dan and Cindy Tillinghast of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Service was held Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Poca Baptist Church with Pastors Jim Butcher and Ralph Workman officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lori Ferrell Memorial Fund, c/o Poca Baptist Church, PO Box 729, Poca WV 25159.
Edwin E. O'Dell
Edwin Emerson O'Dell, 62, of Hurricane died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Putnam General Hospital.
He was a retired carpenter, attended WVU and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil F. and Hilda Baker O'Dell, sister, Linda Anderson, and brother, Basil Baker “Buddy” O'Dell.
Surviving: daughter, Anna O'Dell Lindsey and husband, Brad, of Hurricane; son, Edwin E. O'Dell Jr. and wife, Jennifer, of Dunbar; brother, Robert O'Dell of Hurricane; grandchildren, Gavin Baker O'Dell, Gage Lindsey, Gracy Mae Lindsey, and Edyn E. O'Dell.
There was no service. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Frances E. Gahl
Frances Elizabeth Gahl, 74, of Eleanor, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, died May 9, 2005, at Hubbard Hospice House, after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Hertzig, and her husband, Leonard.
Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Suzi Gahl; grandchildren, Joshua and Nicole.
Memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 13, 2005, at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane, celebrated by Rev. Neil R. Buchlein. Burial will be at a later date in Omaha. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Sts. Peter and Paul, 5912 South 36th Street, Omaha NE 68107, a foundation which she set up over four decades ago.
Jeffrey Scott Davies
Jeffrey Scott Davies, 45, of Hurricane died May 11, 2005, at home.
He was a teacher for Putnam County Schools, where he taught physical education at Rock Branch Elementary. He previously taught at George Washington and Winfield Middle schools. He was a 1978 graduate of Hurricane High School, where he played both football and basketball. He received a bachelor's degree from West Virginia State College, and most recently, a master's degree from Marshall University. He was a member of Hurricane First Baptist Church.
Surviving: daughter, Tasha, who will graduate from West Virginia University; grandson, Logan; parents, Lewis “Jack” and Mary Davies of Hurricane; sister, Karen Davies of Cross Lanes; aunt and uncle, Tressa and Warner Martin; aunt, Nina Fisher, all of Hurricane; numerous cousins, friends, students and colleagues; and his beloved dog, Bo.
Service was held Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jim McGehee officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery, Culloden.
Elizabeth O. Moore
Elizabeth O. Moore, 80, of Hurricane died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Putnam General Hospital, after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert D. Moore, and son, Eddie.
Surviving: children, Ellis and Sue Moore of Sullivan, Ohio, Susan and Roy Massey of Hurricane, Cheryl Moore of Hurricane, and Ralph Parker and Irene Moore of Brunswick, Ohio; Eddie's wife, Lillian, of Medina, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Kenny Knotts officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.
Clara Jean France
Clara Jean France, 79, of Mobile, Ala., formerly of Ona, WVa., passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m Friday, May 13, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Craig Coster. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Huntington. She was born on September 11, 1925, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Deuteronomy “Onnie” and Dora May Lovejoy France. She was the youngest of seven children, which are all deceased. She was loved by many nieces and nephews. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Roy David Scarberry
Roy David Scarberry, 58, of Culloden, husband of Margaret Burns Scarberry, died Wednesday in the Huntington VA Medical Center, Huntington. Also surviving are three sons William James Scarberry of South Carolina, Emmitt Scarberry of St Albans and Chris Scarberry of Culloden; four grandchildren, Morgan, Conner, James and Alexia; two brothers, Danny Scarberry of El Paso, Texas and Chuckie Scarboro of Stewart, Fla.; and three sisters, Dianna Pullen of Barboursville, Deborah Morgan and Rebecca Scarboro both of Lothian, Md.. Graveside services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Fox Hill Cemetery, South Charleston. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Danny J. Lucas, Sr.
Danny J. Lucas, Sr., 63, of Culloden, W.Va., died Thursday, May 12, 2005, in Hubbard Hospice House. He was born September 9, 1941, in Branchland, W.Va., a son of the late Carroll and Dora Carper Lucas. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Rowell Lucas; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry (Debbie) Lucas, Kevin Lucas and Brian (Laina) Lucas, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; his precious little Matthew Lucas at home; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy E. (Joanna) Lucas Sr. of Bellefonte, Ky., Charles (Verona) Lucas of Proctorville, Ohio, James (Sharon) Lucas of Jacksonville, Darrell (Helen) of Ocala, Fla., and Duane (Maxine) Lucas of Florence, S.C, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen (Earl) Prichard of Barboursville, W.Va., and Frances (Charles) King of Jacksonville; six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va. Burial followed in the Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va., where American Legion Post 111 conducted military graveside services. Contributions can be made to the ALS Assoc. or Hubbard Hospice House.
Della Eden Jeffrey
Della Eden Jeffrey, 89, of Barboursville passed away Monday, May 9, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 1, 2005, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville by the Rev. Michael Rowe and the Rev. Tommy Jeffrey. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. She was born October 31, 1915 in Barboursville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edward Eden Sr. and Fannie Clonch Eden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Jeffrey; daughter Karen Jeffrey Hudson and daughter-in-law Charlotte Cabell Jeffrey. She was a member of Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Jeffrey of Gastonia, N.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gail Jeffrey of Tallahassee, Fla., Randy Jeffrey of Barboursville and Dwight and Sue Jeffrey of Orange Park, Fla.;. nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Garnett Simpkins Black
Garnett Simpkins Black, of Barboursville, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Dr. David Lemming. Entombment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born in Barboursville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Almeda Watson Simpkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband Leonard Black; five sisters, Ethel Davidson, Ines Mynes, Edna Chapman, Thelma Dial and Velma Midkiff; and two brothers, Cecil Simpkins and Desmond Simpkins. She leaves behind several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was a retired beautician in Huntington for 42 years and was a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church. The family would like to give special thanks to the nursing staff of 4 North and 4 South at Cabell Huntington Hospital and to Hospice of Huntington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709.
Published on MAY 12, 2005
James Taylor Moses
James Taylor Moses, infant son of James “Leroy” and Robin Taylor Moses, of Huntington, passed away Friday, April 29, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Chuck McCormick. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Boyce Taylor. Also surviving are paternal grandparents, James and Carolyn Moses of Huntington; maternal grandmother, Wanda Taylor of Ona; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1336 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington, WV 25701.
Gregory Steven Wagoner Sr.
Gregory Steven Wagoner, Sr., 52, of Barboursville, father of Gregory Steven Wagoner Jr., a missionary in Tanzania, East Africa, died Thursday, April 28, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 3, 2005 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Contributions to Lake Victoria Baptist College, Mwanza, Tanzania c/o Baptist International Missions Inc., account 1086 College, PO Box 9215, Chattanooga, TN 37412.