Della Miriam Martin
Della Miriam Martin, 79, of Barboursville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 12, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor Jeff Sizemore. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born October 11, 1926, in Middlesex, England, a daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Elizabeth Borham Martin. She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Randy Martin. She was a retired program coordinator with Southwest Community Action. She is survived by her husband, Richard Martin; two sons, Donald Martin Adkins of Hurricane and Kevin John Adkins of North Carolina; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Clifton of Huntington; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two special caregivers, Donna Ashworth and Edie Estep; and her special dog, Lelang.
Virginia “Jenny” Lynn McCoy Morrison
Virginia “Jenny” Lynn McCoy Morrison, joined her father and sisters in heaven on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 18, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville by Pastor Jeff Sizemore and Dr. David Lemming. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born on February 11, 1948 in Pike County, Ky., a daughter of Ava Reed McCoy of Huntington and the late Homer D. McCoy. She was also preceded in death sisters, Patty Hill and Nell Ruth McCoy. She is the wife of Clinton Eugene Morrison; mother of Marlena and Eddie Smith of Huntington; Brian and April Morrison of Ranger, Randy and Tammy Kisor of Huntington; sister of Homer D. McCoy of Rincon, Ga., Loretta Young of Barboursville, Jo Ann Litchfield, of Ohio, Gloria Ellis, Mary McCoy Vickers, Charles Harry McCoy of Huntington, and Susan Burgess of Barboursville; sister-in-law of Russell Morrison of Huntington and Chester Morrison of Beaumont, Texas; grandmother of Brittany Clark, Brandon, Justin and Coy Smith, Autumn and Chyanne Morrison, Ryan and Tanner Kisor; sadly missed by Tonjia and T. Basconi, Mr. and Mrs. Chuck McCoy and many other family members.
Daniel Richard Perry
Daniel Richard Perry, 9, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, peacefully at his home surround by family and friends. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 18, 2005 in Barboursville, W.Va., at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel. The Rev. A.J. Perry led the service as we all joined to send Daniel home. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Daniel Richard Perry was born January 8, 1996, in Huntington, the son of Carl Daniel Perry and Michele Hanshaw McComas, both of Huntington, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Arkie Perry and Don Hanshaw. He is survived by one sister, Jessica Lynn Perry at home and one brother, Alexander Perry of Renick, W.Va.; one great-grandmother, Flora Hanaha Davis of Louisa, Ky.; two grandmothers, Mildred Hanaha Perry of Louisa, Ky. and Sally Hanshaw of Woodstock, Ga.; great aunts, Margaret McClure and Wilma Jean Fonda, both of Huntington; two aunts, Mrs. Glen (Cathy) Edwards of Thomasville, N.C. and Patricia Ulma Statesman of Louisa, Ky.; three uncles, Mr. Jess Willard Perry (Marlena) of Louisa, Ky., Rich Hanshaw of Ashland, Ky., and Robert Hanshaw of Woodstock Ga.; six special cousins, Analeen, Jackie and Christopher Hysell of Huntington, W.Va., Brittany, Shawn and Joshua Edwards of Thomasville, N.C. We the parents of Daniel would like to give a special thanks to Dale Earnhardt Jr. who made little boy and his father’s dream come true. Also to the Make Wish Foundation and NASCAR.com for making it possible. To Mr. and Mrs. Mark Simon for all your support and understanding, to Dr. Andrew Pendleton, Melissa Constantino, the pediatrics staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Radiology Department for all the loving care. Thanks to Thunder Bay Studios for letting our son record two songs for us. To Hospice, we want to thank you for helping us through this most difficult time in our lives and we will never forget you. To all the other people that helped in the care of Daniel and support of our family in his time of illness.
Jack Robinson Craft
Jack Robinson Craft, 91, of Milton passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2005, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 18, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Ron Burnsworth officiating. Burial in Culloden Cemetery. Jack was born September 6, 1914, in Hurricane, W.Va., one of 16 children of Daniel and Flora Belle Janey Craft. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Craft Brinkman; second wife, Rita Mae Nichols; adopted son, Harold “Buddy” Jones; stepson, Jeffrey Chapman; Jack is survived by adopted daughter, Trudy Jones Sargent of Milton; stepdaughter, Brenda Lucas of Ficher, Il.; two stepsons, Russell Nichols of Mead, Wash., and Robert Chapman of Milton; one brother, Robert Craft of Charleston; one sister, Jewel Fleshman and her husband Charles, of Charleston; one sister-in-law, Mary Craft of South Charleston. Jack was the proud patriarch of 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Donald C. Price
Donald C. Price, 88, of Barboursville, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Friday, November 18, 2005, at Ridgelawn Memorial Park by Dr. Darrell Huffman. He was born August 11, 1917, in Mason County, West Virginia, son of the late Lee and Iva Collins Price. He was a veteran of th U.S. Army serving in World War II where he received a Bronze Star Medal. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Adkins Price; six brothers, and Raymond, Ralph, Chuck, Lester and Paul; two sisters, Carrie and Violet. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Joyce Price of Dingess W.Va., Donald G. and Debra Price of Barboursville, and Ron and Becky Price of Barboursville; five grandchildren, Tammy, Michael, Jessica, Courtney and Jared; two great-grandchildren Shannon and Logan; one great great-grandchild, Chelsey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s honor to Huntington City Mission, New Life Church or the American Cancer Society. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
William Finley Russell
William Finley Russell, 58, of Barboursville died Monday, November 7, 2005, at his residence. Memorial services were conducted Friday, November 18, 2005, at Henson Mortuary with the Rev. Craig Coster officiating. Mr. Russell was self-employed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Finley and Dorothy Conner Russell. Survivors include his daughter, Joan Carol Russell of Barboursville.
Robert H. Blake, Jr.
Robert H. Blake, Jr., 44, of Lesage, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Chapman Mortuary with Dave Winters officiating. Burial in Greenbottom Memorial Park, Lesage. He was born April 15, 1961, in Cabell County, a son of the Rev. Robert H. “Bob” Blake Sr. and Charlotte Ferrell Blake of Lesage. He was the owner of Blake’s Plumbing and had formerly worked at Marshall University. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sidney and Urna Clary Blake, and maternal grandparents, Oscar and Harriett Knight Ferrell. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Candace and Shane Grueser of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Nick Blake of Lesage; brother, Mark Blake of Mebane, N.C.; a granddaughter, Brooklyn Grueser, and grandson, Austin Grueser; and two special friends, Phil Haye and Gus Young.
William Lee Cyrus
William Lee Cyrus, 73, of Milton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, surrounded with his loving family by his side. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Milton Baptist Church by Pastor Brent Beckett and Bob Lambert. Burial in Milton Cemetery. He was born Aug. 12, 1932 in St. Albans, W.Va., the son of the late Walter S. and Lola Thomas Cyrus. William was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Duty of Columbus, Ohio, and two brothers, Phillip Cyrus of Milton and Thomas Cyrus of Hampton, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Roy and Kyle Lewis of Milton. William was a veteran of the US Marine Corp. having served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Union Carbide after 35 years of service. He was a member of Milton Baptist Church where he served as usher, trustee, Sunday School teacher and deacon. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Shirley L. Cyrus; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Walt Salamacha of Milton, and Dee and Chester Henderson of Kenova; one son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Melissa Cyrus of Milton. He was known as “Poppy” to his grandchildren, Jessalyn and Nolan Cyrus, who he called his “Precious Treasures”. Also surviving are sisters, Mary Lou Sanders of Chesapeake, Va. and Juanita Ashworth of Milton; several nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Huntington or the Library of Milton Baptist Church. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence McClure Clay
Lawrence McClure Clay, 78, of Culloden, passed away on Nov. 3, 2005, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He was a member of Grace Wesleyan Church in Culloden. He retired from Columbus Heating and Ventilating Company in Columbus, Ohio in 1981 after 31 years of service. He was born May 12, 1927, to the late Renis and Olcie Gray Clay. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Renis Jr. and Billy; one sister, Anna Mae; and by his eldest daughter, Carol Barnett, on March 2, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alma O’Dell; son-in-law, Art Barnett of Culloden; daughters and their husbands, Linda and Dan Runion of Culloden and Pam and John Egnor of Wayne; three great-grandchildren, Hunter and Zachary Barnett of Hurricane and Emma Runion of Culloden; sisters-in-law, Helen Belcher of Windemere, Fla., and Gennalee “Jeter” and husband Verlin Golden of Quinwood, W.Va.; brothers-in-law, Bernard “Jamup” O’Dell and wife Clara of Findlay, Ohio and Gilmer O’Dell of Canvas, W.Va.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Service were held at the Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, Sunday, November 6, 2005 with Pastor Greg Hudson and the Rev. Russell Mills officiating. Burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Willie Eugene Hogan
Willie Eugene Hogan, 75, of Barboursville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Oaklawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Buddy Muncy. He was born Jan. 27, 1930, in Mobile, Ala., a son of the late Wylie and Tina Walker Hogan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Smith Hogan. He was a retired mechanic with INCO, was a member of Rock of Ages United Baptist Church and was a Korean War veteran serving in the US Navy. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Alice and Steve Chester of Memphis, Tenn., and Bonita Lykins of Madera, Calif.; two grandsons, Nathan Chester and Eron Lykins; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Delaney Lykins; and two sisters, Launa Harrison and Carol Hogan, both of Mobile, Ala. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Charles Morris Hatcher Sr.
Charles Morris Hatcher Sr., 91, of Huntington, went home to be with the Lord, Nov. 6, 2005. He was born June 20, 1914, in Montgomery, W.Va. He worked at Martin Aircraft in Baltimore, Md., during World War II. He served our community at the Huntington Housing Authority, from which he retired in 1975 after faithfully working for 30 years. After retirement, he joyfully met the needs of young people by working for Mid-America Christian School. He is preceded in death by his parents, Erie Gabriel and Gertrude Vaden Morris Hatcher, and two brothers, Vernon and William Hatcher. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Mildred Ellis Hatcher; formerly of Henlawson, W.Va.; one daughter, Judith Surprise, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sons and their wives, Charles Jr. and Sue Hatcher, David and Melanie Hatcher and Steve and Ellen Hatcher, all of Huntington; nine grandchildren and their spouses, John and Pam Stricklen, Wesley and Renee Stricklen, Joy and Dennis Dance, Chad and Sarah Hatcher, Molly Hatcher, Jason and Brandy Hatcher, Rachel and Robert Luther, Jimmy Hatcher and Katrina Hatcher; and 11 great-grandchildren, Sarah, Emily and Abby Stricklen, Tabitha and Rebecca Stricklen, Austin, Dillon, Dustin and Joey Dance, Amelia Hatcher, Anneliese Luther, and many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. His life was celebrated with a funeral service immediately following with the Rev. Larry Green of River Cities Community Church, where he was a faithful member for many years, officiating. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to River Cities Youth Missions Fund.
Stephen Shawn Martin
Stephen Shawn Martin, 44, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Ona, husband of Debbie M. Martin, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2005. He was a police officer with the Wichita, Kansas, Police from 1990 to 2005. He was born Dec. 4, 1960, in Sharon, Pa., to Clarence Martin and Sue Sarrett Hendrickson. He attended Milton High School. In addition to his wife, survivors include; his father and wife, Clarence and Sharon Martin of Barboursville, and mother, Sue S. Hendrickson of Summersville, W.Va.; children, Kane, Garrett and Shawna Martin of California; brothers, Anthony Martin of Jacksonville, Fla., Timothy Martin of Jackson, Tenn., Darnon Eric Martin of Bluefield, W.Va., stepbrother, John Cutright of Philadelphia, Pa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1978-1982, protecting the Presidential retreat fence line at Camp David, as well as serving on the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team and protecting the State Department while at the 8th and 1 Barracks in Washington, D.C. All the while, he excelled in the martial arts, achieving a 2nd Degree black belt. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Henson Mortuary, with the Rev. Brent Gibson officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.
Ottie A. Steed Jr.
Ottie A. Steed Jr., 80, of Culloden, W.Va., formerly of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Thursday Nov. 3, 2005, in Morris Memorial Nursing Home, Milton, W.Va. Funeral service were conducted Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home by the Rev. Phillip Warren. Burial in Rome Cemetery. He was born April 27, 1925, in Logan County, WV., to the late Ottie A. and Dollie Steed Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Vola Steed. Ottie was retired from INCO. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Darrell Austin and Lisa Steed of Culloden, WV.; two grandsons, Darrell Austin Steed Jr. of Huntington, W.Va., and Tyler Steed of Culloden, W.Va.; and one half-sister, Pat Glover of Johnson City, Tenn. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.
Richard Owen Thornburg
Richard Owen Thornburg, 85, of Apple Grove, W.Va., formerly of Barboursville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born Feb. 15, 1920, in Cabell County, a son of the late Owen David and Ceshel Mae Floyd Thornburg. He was a retired employee of ACF Industries, a member of Barboursville American Legion and the V.F.W. #9738, Huntington. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Meadows Thornburg; sisters, Hester Howard, Mary Herrenkohl and Annie Byrd; one brother, John Thornburg. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Smith Holley Thornburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Doug Hankins of Huntington; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Don Lucas of Apple Grove, Pam and Clay Moore of Rocky Mount, Va., and Richard’s caregiver, Karen and Tony Grass of Apple Grove; one stepson and daughter-in-law, David and Sandra Nibert of Circleville, Ohio; one sister, Susie Hughes of Huntington; two brothers, George Thornburg of Huntington and Raymond Thornburg of Lesage; sister-in-law, Clarice Baumgardner of Lesage; grandchildren, Michael and Stephanie Noel of Huntington and Jamie and Kevin Noel of Randolph, Maine; stepgrandchildren, Tabatha and Amanda Nibert, Brandy and Brian Hayton, Brian and Myla Mayes and Megan Moore; great-grandchildren; Damon, Jeffrey, Alex, Jillian Noel, Jakeya Perrin and Jovaun Light; stepgreat-grandchildren, Jacob Mayes, Kyler Nibert and Hunter Hayton; and several nieces and nephews. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Evolene C. Walters
Evolene C. Walters, 68, of Milton, passed away Friday Nov. 4, 2005, in Teays Valley Center, Hurricane. Funeral service were conducted Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at Heck Home, Milton, with the Rev. Toby Rinaldo officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park. She was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Hillsville Va., a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Edna Jane Bowman Culler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer G. Walters Sr.; son, Samuel H. Walters; sister Stella Mae Hiatt; and three brothers, Warren Culler, Moyer Culler and Jim Culler. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Homer “Duke” and Cindy Walters of Charlotte, N.C., and Ty and Peggy Walters of Greensboro, N.C.; a heaven-sent daughter, Dreama Kay Bruce and her husband, Gerry Lee of Hurricane; three grandchildren Samuel Walters, Jr. of Welcome N.C., Kalli Walters of Milton and Emma Walters of Greensboro N.C.; great-granddaughter, Sarah Evolene Walters of Welcome N.C.; one brother and sister-in-law Wesley and Ellen Culler of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Irene Hiatt of Hillsville, Va. and several nieces nephews and cousins.
Elsie Jewell White
Elsie Jewell White, 93, of Milton peacefully passed away. on Nov. 5, 2005, following a long illness. Funeral service were conducted Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Bright officiating and the Rev. Brent Beckett assisting. Burial in the Bicker Cemetery on Barkers Ridge Road, Milton. Jewell was born Jan. 15, 1912, in Hurricane, W.Va., a daughter of the late Joseph Willard “Pete” and Flora Ann Woodall Alford. She was retired from BASF and as a personal caregiver. She was a long time member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Hurricane being baptized at the age of 16. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oval Lee White; three brothers, Homer, Willard and Bernie Alford; five sisters, Verba White, Velma Scarberry, Margie Barnett, Virgie Fizer and Gracie Alford. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Jean and Floyd “Jack” Hickman of Milton; one grandson, Randy Lee Hickman; one granddaughter, Benita Lynn Ryalls, both of Milton; three great-grandchildren, Cassie Lynn Ryalls of Asheville, N.C., Zachary Brad Ryalls of Milton and Jasmin Lee Chaney Hickman of Culloden; and several special nieces and nephews. Thanks to Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, especially to the employees of the North Front Hall and to Hospice Care of Kanawha County.
Mary Elizabeth Estep
Ball Austin Mary Elizabeth Estep Ball Austin, 80, of Milton went to be with the Lord, Monday, November 7, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 11, 2005 at the Wallace Funeral Home Milton, by the Rev. Paul Pruett of Olathe, Kansas with the Rev. Vernon Wallace giving the eulogy. Burial in Milton Cemetery. She was born August 13, 1925, in Milton, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Myrtle Estep and Alta S. McLaine Estep. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Carlos Earl Ball, her second husband the Rev. Omar A. Austin, a granddaughter, Kelly Roberts, a sister Maymie Wallace and two brothers, Carl Estep and Forrest Estep. She was a member of Washington Avenue Church of God Holiness. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and John Michael Hill of Lenexa, Kansas and Charlotte and David Hoover of Harrisonburg, Virginia; one son and daughter-in-law, Carlos Earl and Deborah Ball Jr. of Milton; one stepdaughter, Dorothy Austin of Olathe, Kansas; five stepsons and their wives, Steve and Lynn Austin of Glendale, Arizona, Omar and Hazel Austin, Larry and Penny Austin, Bob and Ruth Ann Austin, Tim and Karen Austin, all of Mound City, Kansas; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 19 step great-grandchildren and three step great-great-grandchildren.
Hazel Lorene Butcher
Hazel Lorene Butcher, 71, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 11, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Richard Black ofriciating. Burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. Hazel was born February 8, 1934, in Barboursville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Erma Moore Carter. She is also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Carter. She is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jarrell Carter and his wife Helen, Leonard Carter and his wife Madeline; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Carolyn Mansfield and her husband Thomas and Ester Newberry . Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Sybil Marie Bruni
Sybil Marie Bruni, 77, of Milton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 14, 2005, in Charleston Area Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 17, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Tracy Mills officiating. Entombment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born June 4, 1928, a daughter of the late Walter and Emma Riggs Russe. She was also preceded in her death by her husband, Doy E. Bruni; five brothers, Roy, Herbert, Mark, George, and Lewis Russe; five sisters, Ruby Breeden, Virginia Motto, Effie Russe, Ella Sawford, and Theresa Foglia. She was retired from Sears. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Claudia Ann Bruni Harvey of Milton, Theresa and Dave Cornell of Milton, Valerie and Rick Pekarek of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Edward Bruni of Huntington, Alex and Melanie Bruni of Salt Rock; one sister, Helen Henry; eight grandchildren, Melissa Trimble, Leila Covert, Tim Cornell, Ryan Pekarek Allegra Pekarek, Matthew Pekarek, Jonathan Bruni, and Megan Bruni; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Armstrong and Drusilla Sabatina Dean. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Irene H. Grubbs
Irene H. Grubbs, 84, of Milton, W.Va. died Sunday, November 13, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at Henson Mortuary by the Rev. Mark Fisher. Interment in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born September 23, 1933, in West Hamlin, W.Va., daughter of the late John and Margaret Dillon Hodges. She was a homemaker and member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde L. Grubbs in 1985; a twin sister Ruth “Jerry” Napier, and Helen Flora, and two brothers. Survivors include her children Clyde Grubbs Jr. of Huntington, Ronald Grubbs of Milton and Charlene Blankenship and her husband Harold of Milton; sisters Virginia Maniaci of Bradenton, Fla., and Peggy Harris of Temperance, Mich.; grandchildren Denise Grubbs Sharif, Melissa Grubbs, Michael Blankenship and Aaron Grubbs; and great-grandchildren Matthew Grubbs, Hunter, Mikayla, Mackensie, Makenna and Hayden Blankenship.