Edward Bryant Roach Jr.
Edward Bryant Roach Jr., 63, of Huntington passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 24, 2004, at Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, Barboursville, by Dr. J.D. Harrah. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Mr. Roach was born April 21, 1940, son of Ethel Mae Morrison Roach of Huntington and the late Edward Bryant Roach Sr. He graduated from Barboursville High School and Marshall University, and was the retired owner of Homestead Furniture, Barboursville. In addition to his father, Mr. Roach was preceded in death by his son, Justin Roach. Survivors include his mother; children Jon Tyler and Eddie Roach, both of Huntington; a sister, Diana Blake of Huntington; brothers David Roach and his wife Peggy, and Tom Roach, all of Huntington; and nieces, Amy Short and Jennifer Roach. Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church Restoration Fund.
James “Jimmy” Johnson
James “Jimmy” Johnson, 79, of Ashland, KY, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2004 in King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Graveside services were conducted Friday, January 23, 2004 in Milton Cemetery, Milton with the Rev. Wendell Eskew officiating. Military services were conducted by the American Legion Post 139, Milton. He was born November 5, 1924, in Milton, WV, a son of the late William and Nora Chandler Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Bell Johnson, five sisters and one brother. He was a member of the American Legion Post 139, Milton. He is survived by his daughter, Jane Siers of Charleston and two sisters, Ima Jenkins of Milton and Jo Padon of South Charleston. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Jean Bias, 73, of Lesage, W.Va., died January 18, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at the Greenbottom Missionary Baptist Church, Lesage, with the Rev. Paul Spence officiating. Burial in Greenbottom Memorial Park, Lesage. She was born March 18, 1930, in Welch, W.Va., a daughter of the late Joe and Annie Roberts Clark. She was a graduate of the Huntington Business College, retired from the Green Acres Regional Center and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Cody Clark; and two sisters, Phoebe Altizer and Virginia Owens. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Allen Bias; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Allen and Marie Bias of Erie, Mich., and William Joseph Bias of Athens, Ohio; and grandchildren, Cody Allen Bias and Keri Marie Bias. Beard Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Bessie L. Scott
Bessie L. Scott, 54, of Salt Rock, widow of Victor Scott, died Saturday, January 17, 2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Talbott Funeral Home, Belington, WV; burial in Fraternal Cemetery, Belington.
Martha Sue Proctor
Martha Sue Miller Proctor, 74, of Winfield died Saturday, January 10, 2004, at Cleveland Clinic, due to complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis.
She was a homemaker and was a very active member of Winfield Presbyterian Church for 40 years, having served as church treasurer for many years and a member and treasurer of Women of the Church. She was a 42-year resident of Winfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harold Proctor. She was the daughter of the late Mallie T. and Nettie Ellen Miller.
Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Linda Sue and Jack Stokes of Vienna; son, Michael L. Proctor of Winfield; granddaughter, Samantha K. Stokes of Winston Salem, North Carolina; grandson, Chad Proctor of Winfield; brother and sister-in-law, Mallie T. Jr. and June Miller of Madison.
Service was held Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Winfield Presbyterian Church with Dr. Max V. Perrow officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Winfield Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 71, Winfield WV 25213.
Catherine S. Weiskircher
Catherine Shea Weiskircher, 94, of Scott Depot, formerly of Sunnybrook Drive, Hurricane, died January 11, 2004, at Regency Place, after a short illness.
She was born November 8, 1909. She was Past Worthy Matron, Order of Eastern Star, Hurricane Chapter 116, and a lifetime member of Boyd Memorial Christian Church, Charleston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Grice Shea; husband, Bernard N. Weiskircher, brothers, Thomas J. Hines and William C. Burlingame, mother, Clarice H. Burlingame, and father, Thomas Hines.
Surviving: son, Jack G. Shea, and his wife, Dottie, of Alpharetta, Georgia; granddaughters, the Rev. Sandi Wilmesherr, and husband, the Rev. Ken Wilmesherr, of Atlanta, Georgia, Cathie Frechen of husband, Lee, of Lansing, Michigan, Beth Blanford and husband, Bob, of Atlanta, Charlotte Pickins and husband, Danny, of Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Wendy and Jason Clyne of Atlanta, Mathew and Molly Wilmesherr of Sterling, Virginia, Andrew Wilmesherr of Atlanta, Erich and Michelle Frechen of Atlanta, Bryan Frechen of Lansing, John Blanford and Michael Blanford of Lansing, Catie, Ginny and Megan Pickens of Atlanta; great-great-grandchild, Dylan Cline; brothers, Robert A. Wilson of Charleston; Jack D. Burlingham and wife, Sara, of Ravenswood; numerous nephews and nieces.
Service was held Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at Boyd Memorial Christian Church with the Rev. Randy Elsea officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Emory Ernie Hinkley
Emory Ernie Hinkley, 77, of Hurricane died January 12, 2004, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member os Pipefitters Local 625.
Surviving: his wife of 52 years, Mildred; son, Ernie Michael of hurricane; daughters, Beverly Dickerson of New York, Stephanie Stone and Susan Hinkley, both of Maryland; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Teays Valley. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Conrad C. Alford
Conrad Cline Alford, 55, of Culloden died Monday, January 12, 2004, in St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
He was preceded in death by his father, Conrad Charlton Alford.
He was employed by Tri State Chrysler of Huntington and Oak Hill Crysler of Oak Hill. He was a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane. He was a Mason, Scottish Rites, West Virginia Motor Sports Association Borad member, and member of the Mustang Club of West Virginia.
Surviving: wife, Connie; daughters, Marsha Alford of Scott Depot and Marlene Alford of Hurricane; mother, Ruth Alford of Hurricane; sister, Linda Kaye Carter of Endicott, New York.
Service was held Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane. Entombment was in Valley View Memorial Park Mausolem, Hurricane.
Doris E. Gobel
Doris E. Gobel, 80, of Scott Depot died January 11, 2004.
She was in the first graduating class of Stonewall Jackson High School and attended Morris Harvey College.She volunteered with the Red Cross, Boy and Girl Scouts and involved in church activiesa. She was a lieutenant colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and taught swimming.s Sjhe loved arts and crafts and cooking and cared for her 101 year old mother.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ross Arnols Taylor Jr.
Surviving: husband, Robert E. Gobel; mother, Doris E. Taylor; daughters, Terry E. Gillispie and her husband, Lowell, Kelly O. Baily and husband, Mike, and Tawney L. Gobel; sons, Robert E. Gobel Jr. and wife, Robin, and Craig J. Gobel and wife, Carolyn; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Service was for family only per her request. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arragements.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Eddy Chapel, Route 2 box 55, Leon WV 25123.
Otis Addington, 88, of Craigsville died January 14, 2004.
Surviving: wife, Irene Adams Addington; sons, Frank Addington of Winfield, John Addington of Scott Depot and Tom Addington of Winfield; daughter, Betty Stone of Winfield; stepson, Stephen Young of Redman, Oregon; brothers, Harlen Addington of Rossville, Georgia and Bill Addington of Tombstone, Arizona; sister, Lenora Smith of Boles, Arizona; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; six great-grandchildren; other family and friends.
Service was held Saturday, January 17, 2004, at Richwood Christian Church. Burial was in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, was in charge of arrangements.
Gary G. Gray
Gary G. Gray, 55, of Hurricane died of cancer on January 4, 2004, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.
He was a graduate of Nitro High School, Greenbrier Military School, Morris Harvey College and Marshall University School of Graduate Studies. He retired from Kanawha County Schools, where he worked at Flinn Elementary and John Adams Jr. High as a teacher and coach. He was a West Virginia history teacher and honorary Golden Horseshoe recipient. He also enjoyed coaching football and hunting. He was an antique car collector and loved his Studebakers. He attended First Presbyterian Church of Nitro.
Surviving: wife, Sandra; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Amber Gray of Hurricane; brother, Stan Gray; five nieces and nephews.
Service was held Sunday, January 18, 2004, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Steve Fox officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
The family has requested memorial donations be made to John Adams Athletic Boosters.