Martha Kathy Lilly
Martha Kathy Taylor Lilly, 46, of Peach Ridge, Hurricane, died June 22, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was a member of Peach Ridge Community Church and an employee of Dr. Randall Peterson's office.
Surviving: her husband of 25 years, Gary W. Lilly; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Jo and Eric Tucker of Hurricane, Teresa and David Myers of Culloden and Vicki Jordan of Hurricane; son and his fiancee, Gary W. Lilly II and Nichole of Hurricane; brothers and sisters, Ray, Locie, Clyde, David, Gladys, Carolyn and Linda, all of Hurriane, Ruth of Cullodern, Kathryn of Virginia, Bertha of Ohio, and Virginia of Tennessee; grandchildren, Tori, Rami, Haylei, Ryan, Davey, Amanda, Christian, and Ethan.
Service was held Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Peach Ridge Community Church with the Rev. Rev. Marvin Vittitoe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd, Charleston WV 25309.
Samuel E. Reed
Samuel E. Reed, 81, of Buffalo died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at home following a long illness.
He was a retired foreman and lineman for AEP with 39 years of service, an evangelist, a founding member of the Jesus Only Church, North Charleston, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he was one of 16 state residents who served aboard the USS West Virginia.
He was the son of the late Thurman and Wavie McCoy Reed. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Zelphia Reed, son, Jerry E. Reed, and sisters, Belva Ruttledge, Dorothy Coen and Martha Goodall.
Surviving: his wife of 61 years, Dorothy V. Whittington Reed; sons, Raymond Reed of Foster, Thomas Reed of Buffalo, Mark Reed of Nitro, Bob Reed of Buffalo and James Reed of Huntington; daughters, Linda McDaniels of Nitro and Patricia Cogar of Walton; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Jasper Herdman officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park where the U.S. Navy conducted a military graveside ceremony.
J. Craig Barnette
J. Craig Barnette, 46, of Hurricane died May 19, 2005, at his home.
Born September 23, 1958 in Charleston, he was the son of Orville D. and Bonnie L. Polk Barnett of Kingman, Arkansas.
He was a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley and was a real estate contractor.
Also surviving is his brother, Kevin S. Barnette of Hurricane.
A memorial service was held Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. William L. Guthrie officiating.
Harold C. McClanahan
Harold C. “Lard” McClanahan, 77, of Poca died June 21, 2005, at the home of his daughter.
He was a Protestant, a member of Nitro Moose Lodge 565 and a Navy veteran, serving with Admiral Byrd of the Navy South Pole Expedition on the USS Yancey from 1946 to 1947.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin “Ham” and Estola McClanahan, sisters, Claudetta Bailey and Wanda McWilliams, and brothers, Harry, Bill, Vincent “Lean,” Eustice and Raynil.
Surviving: daughters, Susan Hill and Diana Hartwell; grandchildren, Patricia Thompson, Melandee Heaster, Christian Hill and Jaime Hill; great-grandchildren, Jullian Savilla and Christopher Heaster; sisters, Helen, Monda and Brenda; brothers, Jewel, Junior and John.
Service was held Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, with Pastor Jim Butcher officiating. Burial was in the memorial gardens. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
William G. McClanahan
William G. “Bubby” McClanahan, 61, of Poca died June 22, 2005, at home.
He was an employee of Kanawha Manufacturing, an Army veteran and an avid fisherman and hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Wilma McClanahan, and brother, Jackie Ray McClanahan.
Surviving: wife, Jan McClanahan; children, Shauna L. Dills of Columbus, Ohio, Trisha E. Yarber of Knoxville, Tennessee, Elizabeth I. Brown at home, Randy L. Dillard of Liberty, and Joseph D. Dillard of Quick; sisters, Sharon L. Rummell of Red House and Joyce Ann Slater of Sissonville; brother, Danny L. McClanahan of Poca; grandchildren, Ivory Belle Dillard and Kaitlyn L. Dillard; a host of nieces and one nephew.
Service was held Friday, June 24, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Gilbert R. Davis
Gilbert R. Davis, 82, of Pliny died June 24, 2005 in Putnam General Hospital.
Born May 11, 1923 in Fraziers Bottom, he was a son of the alte Clarence and Ocie Poor Davis. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Gladys Lovejoy and Garnett Wilcoxen Shue, and brother, Gordon Davis.
He was retired from Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.
Surviving: his wife of 51 years, Norma Lee Rodges Davis; daughter, Robin Richmond of Buffalo; grandchildren, Amanda Richmond of Buffalo, Amy Jensen of Florida, and Clayton Joey Richmond of Roanoke; great-grandchildren, Bobby, Tyler and Brandon; sisters, Gaynell Legg of Winfield and Goldie Priddy of Marion, Ohio.
Service was held Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with the Rev. Gary Hale officiating. Burial was in Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Published on June 23, 2005
Irene C. Penick
Irene C. Penick, 83, of Arlington, Virginia died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church, Virginia.
A native of Hurricane, she was retired from the federal government having spent the majority of her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington.
She was formerly married to Dorsel T. Gibson, also a native of Hurricane.
Surviving: sons, Gregory Gibson of Arlington and John Gibson of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Thelma Conner of Hurricane; brother, Charles Oxley of Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughter, Lauren Probst of Columbus.
Graveside funeral service was held Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth V. Smith
Ruth V. Smith, 76, of Hurricane died Monday, June 13, 2005, at Putnam General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sleepy Hollow Golf Course.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Smith.
Surviving: daughters, Nancy Parsons of Morgantown and Deborah Howie of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; son, Charles A. Smith Jr. of South Charleston; sister, Phyllis Kish of Richmond, Virginia; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Service was held Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Charles V. Williams officiating. Burial was in Valley Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Virginia F. Fulknier
Virginia F. Fulknier, 86, of Hurricane died at the personal care home of Rodney and Nancy Ball on Monday, June 13, 2005, after a short illness.
She was born April 20, 1919, a daughter of the late William and Chloe Dodd of Charleston, and was married to the late Williams L. Faulknier. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Ann Rice, and several brothers and sisters.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
Surviving: son and his wife, Paul and Carol Rice of Florida; daughter and her husband, Jennie and Buck Withrow of Eleanor; grandchildren, Justin and Rachel Withrow, also of Eleanor.
Service was held Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with the Rev. William L. Guthrie officiating. Entombment was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Charles C. Gibson
Charles C. “Chuck” Gibson, 71, of Hurricane died June 11, 2005, after a long illness.
Born February 7, 1934 in Hurricane, the was a son of the late Lillard and Reba Leadmon Gibson.
He was a member of trustee of Bethel Baptist Church, Hurricane, and was retired from INCO Alloys, Huntington. He served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army.
Surviving: wife, Coneda Foster Gibson; sons and their wives, Bill and Debbie Gibson, Bob and Teresa Gibson, Brad and April Gibson, all of Hurricane; daughter and her husband, Robin and John Johnson of Hurricane; brothers, Billy R. Gibson and his wife, Lucy, and David R. Gibson, all of Hurricane; sisters, Donna Childers and husband, Charles, of Milton, and Paula Roach of Winfield; grandchildren, Joey, Eric, Anthony, Katie, Rachel, Kayla, Emily, Ciara, Levi, Loren, Lacey, and Luke.
Service was held Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Pastor Mark Kilburn officiating. Burial was in Lower Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane.
Brian “B” Butcher
Brian “B” Butcher, 34, of Fraziers Bottom died June 12, 2005, while trying to save a man's life at Lower Falls, Tornado.
He was born October 25, 1970 at Ashtabula, Ohio.
Surviving: son, Brandon Lee Butcher, his companion, Crystal Lee Garrison, both of Fraziers Bottom; mother, Deborah Capone of Ashtabula; brother, R.J. Newsome; sisters, Shena Buther of Ohio, Charlotte Woods, Diana Williams and Kimberly White, all of Cross Lanes; eight nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Service was held Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Bill Burdette officiating.