Jonas F. Dilley
Jonas F. Dilley, age 76, formerly of Clover Lick, passed away July 22, 2007, at Lewis Gale Hospital after a long illness.
He was the son of the late Arch Dilley and Lurlie Chancelor Dilley.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Peks Dilley, of Ivanhoe, Virginia; his son, Jonas Franklin Dilley, Jr, of Nebraska; and two sisters, Lenoir Wiley, of Wisconsin, and Edith Gainor, of Kentucky. Another son, four sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death.
Burial was in the Odd Fellows Lodge Cemetery in Ivanhoe, Virginia.
Jonas was probably born at the old Marlnton Hospital and grew up in Clover Lick. After graduating from Marlinton High School, he moved to Baltimore where he worked in the construction industry until his retirement. He was a talented wood carver and story teller, but also was an accomplished fiddler who inspired his students with his love of old time country music. He was beloved and is missed by all.
Leslie L. Burns
Leslie L. Burns, 94, of Charleston, passed away Monday, November 12, 2007 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was formally the Owner and Operator of Ethel Chilton Mines, Inc., Ethel, and was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church Richlands, Lewisburg.
Leslie was born in Ronda and graduated from Lewisburg High School, before going on to Charleston and graduating from the Charleston School of Commerce. He was a member of Berry Hills Country Club, Charleston. Additionally, he loved the outdoors, going hunting and dancing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and a sister.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Annabel Phillips Burns; daughters, Emily Burns Legg and her husband, Gene, of Charleston, and Karen Burns Blakey, and her husband, Paul, of Marietta, Georgia; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to: Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311 or to the Calvary Methodist Church Richlands, 220 S. Jefferson Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Fred D. Pugh
Fred D. Pugh, age 94, of Boyer, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007, at the White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center.
Mr. Pugh was born April 24, 1913, at Hosterman, and was the son of the late John William and Milda Gragg Pugh.
He was a resident of Boyer for most of his life and was a member of the Brethren Church. He served his Country in the United States Army during World War II. Fred was an electronic technician which led to his owning and operating Fred's TV and Repair.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruth Marie Vandevander Pugh, two sisters, Bonnie Burner and Ethel Ervin, and four brothers, Merle, Virgil, Allen, and Delmer Pugh.
Surviving him are a daughter, Nancy Cary, and her husband, Thomas, of White Sulphur Springs; a sister, Thelma Crummett, of Bridgewater, Virginia; brothers, Clyde Pugh, of Bridgewater, Virginia; and two granddaughters, Amanda and Sara Shinaberry.
Funeral service was Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse.
Donald Leroy "Pete" Rose
Donald Leroy "Pete" Rose, age 69, of Buckeye, died Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buckeye.
He was employed by Southern States as a sales clerk and truck driver, was a member of the PCHS Chain Gang for over 20 years, and was an Army veteran. He was of the Protestant faith.
Born at Mill Point October 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Lee V. and Lillie J. E. Jackson Rose.
In addition to his parents, his brothers, Bernard and Leonard "Punk" Rose, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jackson Rose; four sons, Jeff Jackson, of Marlinton, Donnie Rose and Ronnie Rose, both of Buckeye, and John Rose, of Oakland, Maryland; three sisters, Janet Dean, of Huntersville, Carolyn McCloud, of Marlinton, and Pat Loudermilk, of Hamlet, North Carolina; two brothers, Thomas Rose, of Weirton, and Kenneth Rose, of Dover, Ohio, and four grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at VanReenen Funeral Home Friday afternoon by Pastor Joshua Jones. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery, with military rites.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Kenneth Grey Lovelace
Kenneth Grey Lovelace, age 74, of Marlinton, died Thursday, October 11, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Clifton Forge, Virginia.
Born March 13, 1933, at Cass, he was the son of the late Scott and Lillian Clark Lovelace.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Scott, Jr., and Thomas Lovelace, and sisters, Retha Jane Lovelace and Mary Katherine Workman, and one grandson, Robert Grey Lovelace.
Kenneth served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1953 in the 36th Air Police Squadron in Firstenfeldbruck, Germany. He also served in the U. S. Army Military Police from 1954 to 1957 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Camp Gordon, Georgia, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, Alamogordo, New Mexico, and Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing
After serving in the military, he worked in Washington, D. C., as a bus driver.
He is survived by three brothers, David Lovelace and Don Lovelace, both of Huntersville, and Joe Lovelace, of Washington, D. C.; three sisters, Gloria Jean Willoughby, of Atlanta, Georgia, Barbara Kosloski, of Mt. Jackson, Virginia, and Betty Loyd, of North Carolina; a daughter, Sarah Lovelace, of Hotchkiss, Colorado; and a son, John Lovelace, of Rossford, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Jimmy Ray Lovick
Jimmy Ray Lovick, age 68, of Angier, North Carolina, died December 1, 2007, at Rex Hospital.
He was preceded in death was his father, Robert C. Greene.
A native of Cumberland County, Mr. Lovick was a retired plumber and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Surviving him are his mother, Eunice Lovick, of Angier; his wife, Dwane Lovick, of Angier; daughter, Barbara Tyler and her husband, James, of Raleigh, North Carolina; son, Buddy Lovick, and wife, Anita, of Atlanta, Georgia; two stepsons, Robert Wicker, of Hampstead, and Derrick Wicker and wife, Lauren, of Angier; brother, Bobby Greene, of Angier; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held December 4 at Grace Baptist Church, Benson, North Carolina, by the Rev. James McLean. Burial followed at Old Bluff Church Cemetery, Wade, North Carolina.
Charles Elwood Smith
Charles Elwood Smith, of The Villages at Greystone, died Thursday, November 29, 2007, of natural causes.
He was born in 1914 in Clover Lick and would have celebrated his 93rd birthday on Wednesday, December 5, 2007.
He was the son of the late John Smith and Mary Ellen Hoover Smith. He was the fifth of eleven children and grew up in Pocahontas County.
After the bombing at Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy in February, 1942. Upon his discharge in 1945, he worked at the U. S. Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. He worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley for 35 years where he retired as Chief of Buildings and Grounds.
"Charlie" was a skilled carpenter who loved creating beautiful wood pieces as well as the challenge of repairing or improving existing pieces to fit an individual's needs. He had an innate kinship with nature, easily identifying different trees and their wood as well as recognizing many birds and their calls.
Charlie's main purpose in life was to be of service to people and worthy causes.
For 57 years, he was an active member of the Beckley Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member, but perhaps, most notably, as "carpenter in residence." He was also a member of Shepherds Center where he enjoyed a community of special friends.
For more than seventy years he was an active member of the WV 4-H All Stars. From the inception of the Raleigh County 4-H Camp in 1954, he was dedicated to the physical and the spiritual development of the camp well into his seventies and eighties.
Charlie was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed a special relationship with Madison Rose, of Raleigh, North Carolina, his first great-granddaughter, and great-grandson, Gabriel. He recently became a great-grandfather to Angela Craig, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Brent Charles Walker, and his former wife, Jessie Snyder Smith; five brothers and four sisters, George, James, Jack, Hunter and Bill, and sisters, Alice Smith Ervin, Anna Lee Smith Ervin, Gail Smith Milsap and Marmet Smith Hancock.
Charlie is survived by three daughters, Helen Walker and husband, John, of Beckley, Nancy Craig and husband, Don, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Deatra Smith, of Nashville, Tennessee, and an "honorary" daughter, Jackie Smith, and grandson, Aaron Craig, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin; one sister, Osa Smith McLaughlin, of Marlinton; and many nieces and nephews.
Service was held Sunday afternoon, December 2, at the Beckley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Adrian J. Pratt officiating.
Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beckley Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801, or to the Raleigh County All Stars 4-H Camp Building Fund in care of James Lowry, 125 Tilson, Daniels, WV 25832.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
Samuel Robert Wagner
Samuel Robert (Bob) Wagner, age 77, died Friday, November 9, 2007.
Born December 27, 1929, in Frank, he was the son of Robert and Lena Spencer Wagner.
He was a 1947 graduate of Green Bank High School. A brick layer by trade, he later became a salesman for C-E Refractories in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he worked for more than 28 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed gardening, music and polka dancing. He also enjoyed working outside and making renovations and additions to his home in North Jackson, Ohio.
Sam leaves his wife, the former Kathleen Kregenow, whom he married August 2, 1969; two daughters, Heidi Wagner and Holly Edwards, both of North Jackson, Ohio; three sons, Samuel R. Wagner, Jr., of Akron, Ohio, Curtis Wagner, of Kent, Ohio, and Darrren Wagner, of North Jackson, Ohio; two sisters, Peggy Collins and Jeanne Gragg, both of Painesville, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Hannah, Madison and Hadley.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Service was held Wednesday, November 14, at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home in Boardman, Ohio. Friends and family attended a graveside service at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield, Ohio.