Lonnie J. Ratliff
Lonnie J. Ratliff, age 71, of Buckeye, died Friday, August 4, 2006, at home.
He was a retired C.O. maintenance technician with Frontier Telephone Company, Marlinton, a member of Pocahontas County Country Club and the Moose Lodge. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was of the Protestant faith.
Born November 7, 1934, at Marlinton, he was the son of the late Everett and Nellie Tidd Ratliff They and brothers, Richard Lovelace and Everette Ratliff, Jr., preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Charlotte L. Phillips Ratliff; son, Lonnie J. Ratliff, II, of Charlotte, North Carolina; two daughters, Gina D. Curry, of Richmond, Virginia, and Sheila I. Touchstone, of Fort Lee, Virginia; two sisters, Dreama Sutton, of Pahrump, Nevada, and Charlotte Sahley, of Charleston; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday evening at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Moore. Burial was in the Kee Cemetery with military rites.
Daniel Bradley Snyder
Daniel Bradley Snyder, age 80, of South Charleston, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.
A son of the late Henry B. and Daisy Snyder, he was born September 22, 1925, at Queen Shoals in Kanawha County. He was a direct descendant of John F. Snyder, one of the first settlers of the Elk River Valley.
A graduate of Clendenin High School, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a graduate of the Marine Bomb Disposal School, and served during World War II. He attended West Virginia University and retired from the Union Carbide Tech Center.
Three brothers, Conrad, Henry, and Howard Snyder, and one sister, Daisy, preceded him in death.
Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Price Snyder; three sons, John Snyder, of Marlinton, Brad Snyder, of Wilmington, North Carolina, and George Snyder, of Indiatlantic, Florida; brother, Lincoln Snyder, of Lexington Park, Maryland; four grandchildren..
He enjoyed golf, animals, and loved to read.
A private family service will be held at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennewa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, or the Kanawha County Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311.
Denver Carl Davis
Denver Carl Davis, age 77, of Marion, North Carolina, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
Born in Bemis to the late James P. Davis and Gertrude Wells Davis, he was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II.
Surviving him are his wife, Coleen Miller Davis, of Marion; three sons, Denver C. Davis, Jr., of Nebo, North Carolina, Ricky W. Davis, of Marlinton, and Roger Davis, of Durbin; four daughters, Linda Greene, of Old Fort, North Carolina, Pam Wall, of Marion, Donna Yates, of Glenwood, North Carolina, and Kim Gunter, of Petersburg, Virginia; two brothers, Aubrey Davis, of Lenoir, North Carolina, and Ronald Davis, of Marlinton; two sisters, Ileen Sharp and Elva Sharp, both of Marlinton; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one step-daughter, one step-son, and two step-grandchildren.
A private service was held at the Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion.
Harold Sabin Hannah, Sr.
Harold Sabin Hannah, Sr., age 76, of Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, in the Shadyside Hospital.
Born January 16, 1930, in Marlinton, a son of the late Ira and Hazel Hannah, he was a retired employee of Westinghouse, where he worked in the Mine Safety Department. He was a member of the Aliquippa VFW, as well as a lodge in West Virginia. He was also a United States Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Adella Powell Hannah, Hopewell Township; two sons, Gary L. Hannah, of New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, and Herold S. Hannah, Jr., of Rosslyn Farms, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Rebecca Sue Hannah, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; three brothers, Kirk Hannah, Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, Ralph Hannah, Matheny, and Stat Hannah, of Oceana; three sisters, Edith Hannah, Marlinton, Millie Brandstetter, Pasadena, California, and Rebecca Sue Hollandsworth, Slaty Fork.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira and Clemson Hannah, and three sisters, Jewell Simmons, Lucille Delaney, and Ethel Hinthey.
Funeral services were held in the Darroch Memorial Chapel, Aliquippa, on Wednesday afternoon, with interment in the Woodlawn Memorial Park. Services with military honors by the Beaver County Special Unity.
Estella Irene Liptrap
Estella Irene Liptrap, age 91, of Marlinton, died Monday, August 7, 2006, at Pocahontas Center.
A native of Washington State, she was the daughter of Sandy Rose, Sr., and Rose Belle Rose.
Mrs. Liptrap was a member of Campbelltown United Methodist Church. She was a housewife and nurse’s aide.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Melvin Wooddell and Dan Liptrap, a son, Andrew Melvin Wooddell, Jr., two sisters, Betty Conrad and Edith Myatt, and two brothers, Johnny Rose and Clyde Rose.
Surviving her are her daughter, Ethel "Pat" McNabb, of Marlinton; a sister, Bessie Huffman, of Hurricane; two brothers, Sandy Rose, Jr., of Crestview, Florida, and Paul Rose, of Ohio; four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday morning by Pastor Sam Felton with burial at Mountain View Cemetery.
Jane Wilson Pitzer
Jane Caldwell Wilson Pitzer, age 57, of Marlinton, died Sunday, August 13, 2006, in the hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.
A memorial service will be held but date is not available yet.
Alfred R. Gum, Sr.
Alfred R. Gum, Sr., age 85, of Buckeye, died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at his home.
He was born September 5, 1920, at Mill Point, the son of the late Charles E. Gum and Rachel Wallace Ruckman Gum.
Mr. Gum was a farmer and a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II.
His wife, Mable L. Gum, preceded him in death, as did his sister, Kathleen G. Robbins.
Surviving him are his son, Alfred R. Gum, Jr., of Buckeye; a sister, Ruth G. Ruckman, of Selma, North Carolina; two brothers, Charles Wallace Gum, of Oak Hill, and Max L. Gum, of Buckeye.
His body was cremated.
William Melton Kopahl
"Bill" Kopahl, age 89, of Stamping Creek, died Saturday, August 12, 2006, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, August 17, at the James & Gahr Funeral Home in Salem, Missouri.
Military funeral services will be held in the Church of God Cemetery in Licking, Missouri, on Friday, August 18, at 11 a.m.
Norma Kellison VanReenan
Norma June (Jean) Kellison VanReenan, age 80, of Beaver, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at her residence following a long illness.
Born October 5, 1925, at Sinks Grove, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lilly Sharp Kellison.
Jean was a registered nurse, retiring from Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital as a Director of Nurses. She was a member of the Appalachian Regional Hospital Advisory Council, Beckley Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women Supper Circle. She had been a resident of Raleigh County for the past 46 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Clay VanReenan, and a sister, Lucy Moore and her husband, Melvin.
Survivors include a son, Clarence Alvin (Al) VanReenan, of Newton Falls, Ohio; a daughter, Christine Acord, of Beckley; brothers, Jack Kellison, of Arbovale, and Bob Kellison, of Raleigh, North Carolina; sisters, Patricia Shinn, of Teays Valley, and Rose Ellen Kordes, of Cape Coral, Florida a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Adrian Pratt officiating. Committal service and burial were Saturday at the Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton with Rev. Betty Shields officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.
An online guest book is available at www.calfeefh.com
Joyce Jeffries, age 75, of Lewisburg, died Monday, August 14, 2006, at home.
Mrs. Jeffries was born November 30, 1930, at Sinks Grove, to the late Charles Vernon and Juanita Scott Irons.
Mrs. Jeffries was co-owner of Greenbrier Foods and was a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are her husband, Charles W. Jeffries, Sr., of Lewisburg; two daughters, Nancy Smallenberger and Carol Bland, both of Lewisburg; a son, Charles W. Jeffries, Jr., of Romney; two grandsons and step-granddaughters; a brother, Euell Irons, of Salem, Virginia.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Old Stone Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Dexter Taylor. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.