Published on July 14, 2005
Alma L. Hensley
Alma L. Hensley, 93, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Friday, July 1, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Philip Bower and Dallas Moore. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Buffalo, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Henry and Emma M. Utt Ruley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ishmael E. Hensley. She attended Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, O'Della Harbour of Ona; Carolyn and Don Lewis of Ona; Deloris and Edward Hickman of Clarksburg, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Ken Hickman and his wife Stephanie, Janine Gawthrop and her husband, David, Marsha Potteiger and her husband Bryan, Lisa Harbour, Melissa Lewis, Stacy Lewis; nine great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Glenna Loftis. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709 or the Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene.
Haller W. “Bo” Bowman
Haller W. “Bo” Bowman, 88, of Barboursville, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 4, 2005 at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev. Bob Withers officiating. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born August 29, 1916 in Huntington, a son of the late Haller Gerrard and Mary Novella Womble Bowman. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a Captain serving with the U.S. Army during World War II, and after his active military service he retired for the West Virginia Army National Guard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Wells, Fla., and a former member of the Seventh Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington. Survivors include his wife, Grace E. Ord Bowman; two sons, David Lee Bowman of Eddyville, Ky., and William Alan Bowman of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Janice Willis of Huntington; a stepson, Gaylord Kidd, of Cincinnati, OH; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mary Olive Bailey of Burnsville, N.C. and Hilda Gertrude Young of Spokane, Wa. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Veteran's Honor Guard.
Gordon W. Kesler
In loving memory of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, GORDON W. KESLER, 72, of Huntington W.Va., who went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 1, 2005, at his home. He was born July 2, 1932, in Wirtz, Va., son of the late Tennis and Lena Ferguson Kesler of Newport News, Va. He is survived by his wife Evadeen; his sister Faye and her husband Mert; two brothers, Shirly and his wife Janet, and Bobby and his wife Grace; two sons Dale and his wife Sharon and Bruce and his wife Penny; and four grandchildren, Kristye and her husband Andrew Shaffer, Stephanie, Drew and Kourtni. He leaves behind three friends that were extremely special to him, Paul Humphrey, Charlie Goodman and Bob Griffith, thank you for what you meant to him. Gordon was a veteran of the United States Air Force, retired from CSX Transportation, was a graduate of Smithdale Massey and a Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Henson Mortuary by the Rev. Bruce Young. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Pallbearers were Bob Griffith, Charlie Goodman, Mike Call, Andy Shaffer, Drew Kesler and Mike Kesler. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gordon's name to Hospice of Huntington.
Lucy Gaye Gibson
Lucy Gaye Gibson, 58, of Hurricane, WV, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 9, 2005, after a long illness.
Born March 19, 1947, in Winfield, WV, she was a daughter of the late Elvin and Freda Erwin. She was a member of Adda Baptist Church, Hurricane, WV.
Surviving are her husband of 39-1/2 years, Bill Ray Gibson; her three sons and their spouses, Scott and Rachael Gibson, Kip and Nancy Gibson, Matt Gibson and Heather Lovejoy, all of Hurricane, WVa. Also surviving are her five brothers and sisters and their spouses, Roger and Mona Erwin, Mike Erwin, Steve and Linda Erwin, all of Hurricane, W.Va., and Darlene and Dave Martin of Culloden, WVa. Lucy is also grandmother to four grandchildren, Chelsey, Marlene, Dennis and Todd Gibson, all of Hurricane, WVa.
Services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WVa, with the Rev. Charlie Moses officiating. Burial in Lower Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane, W.Va.
Ronald D. Holstein
Ronald D. Holstein Jr., 46, of Clendenin, died at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Ronald was born July 23, 1958, in Boone County, WV. He was a Baptist and an oil well tender for Status Oil Wells Inc.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald D. Holstein; and brothers, Paul Holstein and David Holstein.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn M. Holstein; mother, Janet M. Schivelier Holstein of Clendenin; daughter, Regina Basham of Poca; step-daughter, Lori Looney; stepson, Tony Strickland of Clendenin; sisters, Diana Spears of Teays Valley, and Pam Queen of Greenview; brothers, Donnie Holstein of Sod and Mark Holstein of Clendenin; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Tommy Taylor officiating. Burial in Payne Cemetery, Clio.
Glen W. Chapman
Glen W. Chapman, 81, of Barboursville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 5, 2005 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church Milton, by Pastor Carl Merritt. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born May 2,1924 in Barboursville, a son of the late Aubrey and Ethel Hash Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Morrison Chapman, one daughter, Patricia Chapman, and four brothers, A.J. Chapman, Lance Chapman, Earl Chapman and Vern Chapman. He was a retired machinist with the C&O Railroad and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Diana Stoler and her special friend, Eddie Russell of Barboursville and Connie Morrison of Huntington; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Carolyn Chapman of Milton; one brother and sister-in-law, Mac and Pauline Chapman of Barboursville; seven grandchildren, Tina Chapman, Nikki Ford, Melanie Smith, Amy McPherson, Billy and Crystal Browning and Amanda France; eight great-grandchildren, Aaron and Savannah Carroll, Ashley Gutierrez, T.J. and Garrett McPherson, Austin Chapman, Emily Smith, and Kristin Mcwhirter. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Violet B. Gibson
Violet B. Gibson, 82, of Milton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 6,2005, at her residence. Funeral service were conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Chelcie Gibson officiating. Burial in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Frazier's Bottom. Grandsons and friends served as pallbearers. She was born July 9, 1922 in Ashton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edward and Deliah Powell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Gibson; and her first husband, Strickling Powers; and a grandson, Greg Stowasser.
She was a homemaker and a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters and one son, Wanda (Dalton) Lewis, Sandra (Wade) Chapman, Karen (John) Corey, and Gary (Marty) Powers; a sister, Rosa Shank; seven grandchildren, Kevin Lewis, Michelle Kelley, Kristi Degrandpre, Matt Powers, Amanda Davis, Chris Corey, and Michael Corey; four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Chandler Kelley, Parker Lewis and Christin Corey. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Ann Jones
Joyce Ann Jones, 73, of Salt Rock, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2005 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m.. Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Frank Donnelly. Burial in Baylous Cemetery. She was born June 13, 1932 in Scotia, Ca., a daughter of Ruth Carlson Pyke of Salt Rock and the late William McCranie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Lowell Jones and one son, Eugene Lowell Jones Jr. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post 755 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the D.A.V. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Eugene and Diana Jones of Visalia, Ca. and Donald Lowell and Janice Jones of Barboursville; a stepson, Scott Willis; four grandchildren, Ryan Jones, Jaime Jones, Jessica Schuller and Michael McCormick and his wife Tammy; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Schuller, Brian Schuller and Ellysa McCormick. Wallace Home, Barboursville, in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Kay Sturgill
Evelyn Kay Sturgill, 59, of Huntington, died Wednesday, July 6 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was employed by Green Acres Regional Center, Lesage W.Va. She was born July 17, 1945 to the late Allen and Alberta Seay Wilson. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Robert Gold, of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Patricia Wallace of Barboursville; a brother, Roger Wilson of Parkersburg; and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Gold of Huntington. A special thanks to Judy Dean, Becky McCoy and Gary Perry at Green Acres Region Center. Funeral services were held 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Henson Mortuary, with Dr. Tim Yates officiating. Burial in Maupin Cemetery, Ona. Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Kevin E Fooce and Samantha A Riley were united in marriage on June 25th at Royal Oak Resort in Racine, Ohio.
The bride was escorted by her father, Thomas A Riley of Ironton, and the couple's children Amanda Fooce and Dallas Horner accompanied them. Samantha is a 1993 graduate of Dawson Bryant High School and has a master's degree in education from Ohio University. She is currently employed by Lawrence County DJFS. Kevin graduated from Point Pleasant high school and attended DeVry, Ohio State and The University of Tennessee. He is a master electrician with L&L Electric. The happy couple plan to reside in Point Pleasant, WV.
Published on July 7, 2005
Delmer Ray Adkins
Delmer Ray Adkins, 51, of Hurricane went to Heaven to be with family after a short, hard illness. Funeral service were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Donald Hager officiating. Burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. He was born May 22, 1954, in Hamlin, WV., a son of the late Elbert and Olga Adkins. He is also preceded in death by three brothers, Orville, Cornis and Paris B. Adkins; and three sisters, Leona Cremeans, Blanche Morris and Edith Bennett. Delmer was employed at Massey Coal. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie J. Adkins; daughter, Brandi Adkins; son, John Adkins; stepson, Jamie Jeffers; sisters Marie Gillespie, Opal Strogilos, Vera (Jack) Fox, Louise (Earl) Adkins and Betty (James) Adkins; brothers Robert Adkins, Ollin (Bonnie) Adkins and Ersie (Wilma Jean) Adkins; special friend Mike Adkins and a host of special nieces and nephews. Delmer will be truly missed, but fondly remembered. The family would like to thank St. Mary's ICU, Dr. Klinestiver and Dr. Boone. Memorial donations may be made at City National Bank, Milton, to the college fund for his son, John.
David Alan Bailey
David Alan Bailey, 45, of Barboursville, died suddenly and went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 26, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor James Jobe. Burial in Forest Memorial Park. He was born July 26,1959, in Lincoln County, West Virginia, a son of Verna Sharon Nida Bailey of Salt Rock and the late Dallas Eugene Bailey. Survivors include his wife, J. Lynn Pack Bailey; one daughter, Bethany Alana Bailey of Barboursville; two sisters, Gina Dailey of Red House, W.V. and Angela Bailey of Salt Rock; two brothers, Justin Bailey and Terry Bailey, both of Salt Rock; two nieces, four nephews and host of friends. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Basil Lee “Buck” Morris
Basil Lee “Buck” Morris, 43, of Saint Albans, W.Va., formerly of Ona, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at the Charleston Area Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in the Burdette Cemetery. He was born May 16, 1962, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Wendell and Sallie Grass Morris. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Thurman and Mary Grass, and Ottmer and Elsie Morris. He was a paramedic with the Cabell County Emergency Services and he attended Maranatha Fellowship. He is survived by one daughter, Erica Thornton and her husband Joe of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; two grandsons, Taylor Alexander Morris Thornton and Charles Joseph Thornton; an uncle and aunt, Charles and Patricia Grass; a special cousin, Marc Rider; a very special friend, Darryl Harris; and several cousins. Wallace Funeral home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Bertha L. Hesson
Bertha L. Hesson, 83, of Glenwood, WV, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2005, after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Max Spurlock officiating. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. She was born October 21, 1921, in Cabell County, WV, a daughter of the late George and Myrtle Pittman Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. Hesson; one son, Ronnie E. Hesson; three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Max and Ethel Hesson of Glenwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Freda Irene Bledsoe Morrison
Freda Irene Bledsoe Morrison, 87, affectionately called “Freda” of Salt Rock went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center after an illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Gary Wilson and Pastor Danny Ford officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Freda was born January 21, 1918 in Salt Rock, a daughter of the late Patrick and Jessie Bledsoe. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Arnold “Bear” Morrison; granddaughter, Cindy Lake; and one brother, Maurice Boyd Bledsoe. Freda was a charter member of Evergreen Hills Baptist Church, Culloden. She worked as a cook for eight years, but her main occupation was a “great” homemaker
Freda is survived by her two sons, Dale Morrison and his wife Karen and Darrell “Tadpole” Morrison and his wife Nonie; one daughter, Nadra Ankeny, all of Milton; grandchildren, Tonya Adkins, Brian and Amy Morrison, Kara Leigh Watson, Angie and Kevin Williamson and Ann and Gary Hand; seven great-grandchildren, Allison Lake, Nicholas Adkins, Tyler Adkins, Taylor Williamson, Zach Williamson, Annisyah Hand and Callie Hand; one sister, Doreen Midkiff of Ona; three brothers, Wyatt Bledsoe, Leonard Bledsoe and Clarence Bledsoe, all of Salt Rock; several nieces and nephews; special friends that loved her, Pauline Templeton, Eva and Opie Edwards. Special thanks to Leanne, her caregiver. Contributions may be made in Freda's name to Evergreen Hills Baptist Church.
Pauline S. Scaggs
Pauline S. Scaggs, 87, of Barboursville, wife of Beau Scaggs, died Tuesday in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a retired registered nurse having worked for the former Hillview Nursing Home, and St. Mary's Hospital .Additional survivors include two sons, Winston Scaggs of Charlotte, NC, and Joseph Scaggs of Torrance, Calif; and a sister, Billy Jean Craighead of Bedford, VA. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements.
Published on June 30, 2005
Herbert Major Brown
Herbert Major Brown, 85, of Huntington, W.Va., went to join his family and friends in Heaven, Monday, June 20, 2005, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 23, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Steve Judson. Burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington. He was born April 18, 1920, in Betsy Layne, Ky., a son of the late Herbert C. and Alice Cox Brown. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Jarrell Brown, a grandson, Jason Vance, five sisters and two brothers. He was a retired electrician with Houdialle Industries and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of VFW Post #9738, a member of Western Star #11 AF&AM, Guyandotte, a member with the honor KCCH of the Scottish Rite Bodies and a member of the York Rite. He is survived by three daughters, Lynda Vance and her husband Mike of Barboursville, Debbie Eidson and her husband Tom of Huntington, and Anita Jordan of Hurricane; three sons, Don Brown and his wife Elaine of Duluth, Ga., John Brown and his wife Beth of Coal Grove, Ohio and David Brown of Germany; twin sisters, Claudette Peterson of Tampa, Fla. and Deloris Harris of Largo, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. VFW Post #9738 conducted military graveside rites.
Garrett L. Chapman
Garrett L. Chapman, 72, of Daytona Beach, Fla., went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 17, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Pete Davidson officiating. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born August 15, 1932, in Milton, W.Va., a son of the late James and Inez Perry Chapman. Mr. Chapman was a member of the Daytona Beach Baptist Church and the Medina Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, Medina, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Alma Isaacs Chapman; one daughter, Karlene Adkins and her husband Brady of Palm Bay, Fla.; one granddaughter, Stacie Christie and her husband, Eric of Palm Bay, Fla.; one great-grandson, Emmanual Christie; one brother, Darrell Chapman of Lesage; and one sister, Vernice Meadows of Huntington.
Pamela S. Basham
Pamela Smith Basham, 39, of Scott Depot died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.
She was a loving wife and mother who was a devoted homemaker to her family. She was a graduate of Charleston High School and loved to bowl.
She was preceded in death by one son, Brandon Goble.
Surviving: husband, Timothy Basham; children, Timothy II, Dennis and Christopher; mother, Wanda Redman of St. Albans; sisters, Patricia Riffe and Wilma Short, both of St. Albans, Carol Smith of Leon and Diane Morrison of Elkview; brother, John Redman of St. Albans.
Service was held Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home with the Rev. Dana Brown officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Charleston.
Linda E. Coalter
Linda E. Coalter, 59, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in a car accident on I-64.
She worked in surgery at Putnam General Hospital and was a resident of the Hurricane-Culloden area. She was listed among “The Manchester Who's Who Among Executive Women in Helathcare.”
Surviving: son, Daniel Christopher Coalter of Dunbar.
According to her wishes, there was no service. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, was in charge of arrangements.
Nickey A. Oxley
Nickey A. Rose Oxley, 71, of Hurricane died Saturday, June 18, 2005, in Putnam General Hospital following a long illness.
She was born January 19, 1934 in Bethlehem, West Virginia.
Surviving: husband, James Oxley; sisters, Kay Jeffries of Montgomery Heights and Mary Jane Manley of Teays Valley; many other loving family members.
Service was held Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Father Paul Wharton officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.