James Riley Carter
James Riley Carter, 87, of Milton, W.Va., loving father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2004, at Cabell Huntington Hospital after suffering injuries from a car crash. “Jim” was born November 14, 1916, in Milton, the son of the late Rev. Walter Carl Carter and Lillie Dale Dingess Carter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Ruth Kirtley Carter; brothers, John, Charles, Sanford, Ford, Broddus, Walter and Tennis; and sister, Anna Ruth. He was a lifelong resident of Cabell County and attended Zoar Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Riley and Tammy Carter, Regina Gail and Randy Fetty, and Jeff and Lola Carter of Milton; grandchildren, Katherine Carter, Reuben, Renita, Rene and Rebekah Fetty, and Amanda, Kayla and Tessa Carter, and one great-grandchild, Dominic, all of Milton. Surviving siblings include sisters Delcie, Phyllis, Vivian, Grace, Gloria and Betty, and brothers, Ross, Bruce, Paul and Michael; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.
Esther Marie Honaker
Esther Marie Honaker, 79, of Culloden, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Minister W.R. Bud Lucas officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park Milton. Esther was born May 13, 1924, a daughter of the late James Edward and Eliza McCallister Nicholas. She is also preceded in death by her husband, John Mark Honaker; one grandson, Robert Cotler; six sisters and one brother. Esther was a member of the Milton Church of Christ. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Toney and Patty Honaker of Milton, David and Rosemary Honaker, Gregory Pat and Bonnie Honaker; one daughter, Sharon Cotler, all of Millville, N.J.; and one brother Halley Nicholas of Milton. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, David Honaker Jr., Darren Honaker, Jason Honaker, Shelia Adams, Mark Cotler, Shelly Ayers and Aaron Honaker, all of Millville, N.J., Jessica Honaker, Joshua Honaker and James Williamson, all of Milton; five grandchildren, Matthew, Freddie, Devyn, Hunter and Cassidy. The family would like to give a special thanks to Norah Meadows, Anna Wilson, Leroy Shelton and Treva Adkins, who helped cared for mom in the last years of her life.
Helen E. Spradling
Helen E. Spradling, 74, of Barboursville, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Dane Armstrong and the Rev. Richard Sexton. Burial in Enon Cemetery. She was born July 6, 1929, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Nick Stover and Ethel Alberts Stover. She is survived by her husband, James B. Spradling Jr.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Gene M. Midkiff of Chesapeake, Va., Debbie and Randall Jacobs, Kim and Tim Koletka, all of Barboursville; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Allen and Ellie Spradling of Tennessee, Harold L. and Polly Jean Spradling of South Point, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Ann Basham of Barboursville and Virginia Aliff of Baltimore; two brothers, Richard Dean Stover and Jim Stover, both of Huntington; two grandchildren, Gregory A. Childers of Indiana and Erika Denise Johnson of Barboursville; two great-grandchildren, Derek Childers and Daulton Childers, both of Indiana.
Charles Delmar Edwards
Charles Delmar Edwards, 75, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at his home. Charles was born May 3,1928, in Red Jacket W.Va.. He was the son of the late Walter and Mary Clay Edwards. He was retired from Marshall University and Barboursville Baptist Church, having served 26 years with each. Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cordell Kirk Edwards; one daughter, Janet (Jeff) Hanichen of Barboursville and two sons, Jeffery (Kathy) Edwards of Barboursville and Cam (April) Edwards of Huntington. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Joshua (Tracy) Edwards of Coal Grove, Ohio, Jennifer Vance of Huntington Jill Hanichen of Huntington and Ashley (David) Murphy of Barboursville; four great-grandchildren, Timothy Vance, Tanner Sparling, Abigail Parker and Bryce Parker, sisters, Dimple Hartley, Beulah Mae Cantrell of Varney,W.Va., Emmogene Hayton of Taylorville, W.Va.; brothers, Richard Edwards of Apple Grove, WVa, and Vern Edwards of Ragland, W.Va., and a host of nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by three sisters, Verne Edwards, Myrtle Burks and Kathleen Scites and five brothers, Curtis, Lewis, James, Howard and Rudolph Edwards. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at the Barboursville Baptist Church by the Rev Craig Coster. Pallbearers were Jeffery Edwards, Cam Edwards, Joshua Edwards, Jeff Hanichen and Danny Vance. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Vance, Tanner Sparling and Bill Bowen. The family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Huntington. Condolences may be sent at www.timeformemory.com/henson.
Sandra Ellen Holley
Sandra Ellen Holley, 56, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 am Monday, Feb, 16, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by the Rev Wendell Shull. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. She was born June 9, 1947, in Hardin County, Ohio, a daughter of Gray Trippett of Columbus, Ohio, and the late Jack Trippett. She is survived by her husband, Paul Holley; two daughters, Beth Reams and Gregory Elliott of Milton and Kathy and Jeff Clagg Lesage; two sons, Rodney Reams of Columbus and Jimmy Reams and Melanie Edmonds of Milton; one sister, Rosemary Sullivan of Columbus; one brother, Jack Trippett Jr. of Columbus; and 23 grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Warner Sovine, 84, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by the Rev. T.J. DuBose. Entombment in Valley View Memorial Park. He was born July 12,1919, in Putnam County, W.Va., a son of the late John Goff and Annalee McCallister Sovine. He was first a member of the Culloden Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher. Later, he became a member of Milton Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and was a former chairman of the deacon board. In 1946, he started the family business with his wife and brother. Later his brother's wife came into the business. He later purchased the business from his brother and his wife and they operated the family business until their deaths. He was also a 50-year member of the Hurricane Lodge, #139 A.F. & A.M, a 32 degree mason, a member of the-Huntington Scottish Rite and a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple of Charleston. He so loved his wife of 64 years, Juanita Abbott Sovine, that he died within four days of her death. He was a giving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had been a leader in Culloden and helped bring water and sewer service into Culloden. He was also on the first Culloden Public Service Board. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James and Sally Sovine of Culloden; two grandchildren and their husbands, Krista and Frank Raines and Kyra and John Minichan; and four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Bryce Raines and Perry and Blake Minichan. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements. Hurricane Lodge #139 conducted Masonic graveside rites. Honorary pallbearers were deacons from the Milton Baptist Church.
Ruby Thelma McCallister
Ruby Thelma McCallister, 85, of Barboursville, passed away Monday, February 9, 2004, at St Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Phil Wilson and Rev. Scott Ferguson. Burial in Enon Cemetery. She was born May 19,1918, in Barboursville, a daughter of the late Lambert B. and Nancy Ann Rayburn Bledsoe. She was a member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce McCallister; one daughter, Wanda Allen; two sisters, Violet Wagner and Goldie Day, and two brothers, Edgar Bledsoe and Charles Bledsoe. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Jean and Kenneth Bland of Proctorville, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debbie McCallister of Lebanon, Ohio; one sister, Emily Smith of Barboursville, and one brother, Lambert Bledsoe Jr. of Ashland, Ky.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington, Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, Mike McClung, and Jake and Debbie Clark for their kindness during their mother's illness.
Retzel G. Hill Sr.
Retzel G. Hill Sr., 73, of Hurricane died January 30, 2004, at home after a long illness. He was the youngest child of eleven of the late Lorenzo and Cora Hill. He was a truck driver for Danville Lumber Company until his illness in 1981 and a member of Valley View Baptist Church.
Surviving: his wife of 48 years, Bonnie Hill; children and their spouses, Connie and James Nester of Charleston, Diana and Robert Goldsack II of Germantown, Maryland, Retzel G. Hill Jr. of Hurricane, Rebecca and Nick Delaney of Germantown, Priscilla and Rick Milam Jr. of Griffithsville; sister, Lennie Hooser of Hurricane; grandchildren, Virginia, Krystal, Stacey, Kayla and Heather Hill, T.J. Milam, Stephanie and Robert Goldsack III, and Meghan Delaney.
Service was held Monday, February 2, 2004, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Roger Ross officiating. Interment was in Adkins-Hill Cemetery, Palermo.
Memorial donations may be made to Mrs. Bonnie Hill, 413 High School Avenue, Hurricane WV 25526.
Mildred L. Goble
Mildred L. Goble, 62, of Scott Depot died January 29, 2004, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was preceded in death by her father, Bertis Hazelett. She was retired from the West Virginia Department of Employment Security and was a member of Scott Depot Christ Fellowship. She was a graduate of Winfield High School, where she was valedictorian of the class of 1959 and a member of the Putnam County Quilters Guild.
Surviving: husband, Gary D. Goble; daughter, Cindy Hoye of Mooresville, North Carolina; son, Dewaine Goble of St. Albans; mother, Emma Hazelett of Scott Depot; sister, Phyllis Hazelett of Cleveland, Ohio; brother, Jim Hazelett of Scott depot; grandchildren, Joshua and Lauren Goble and Bethany Hoye.
Service was held Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship with Dr. Rodney Taylor and Pastor Larry Hammett officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston WV 25311.
Thurmond M. Anderson
Thurmond M. “Butch” Anderson, 55, of Scott Depot died February 2, 2004, at home.
Surviving: his wife of 35 years, Joyce Miller Anderson; sisters, Marcella Atkinson of Georgia and Debbie Fish of Nitro.
Service was held Thursday, February 5, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with James McCallister officiating. Burial was in the Anderson Family Cemetery, Dunbar.
Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Alfred V. Knight
Alfred V. “Buddy” Knight, 64, of Winfield died January 28, 2004, due to complications from heart surgery. He was the son of the late John and Nola Knight of St. Albans, formerly of Craigsville, Virginia. He was retired from Columbia Gas Transmission with over 40 years of service. He was a familiar face at Deer Run Golf Course. Since his retirement, he discovered a passion for the game of golf. He especially enjoyed being a ranger, earning him the nickname “Ranger Bud.”
Surviving: daughter, Stephanie Sturm, and grandson, John “JC” Bush, of Winfield; his faithful companion, his collie, Abraham; sister and brother-in-law, Dawn Day and Tom Calabrese of Hurricane; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Marie Knight of Roanoke, Virginia; niece and her husband, Melissa and Mike Milam, and their daughters, Alexis and Brooklyn.
Service was held Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Father Tim Grossi officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Scott Depot.
Cameron Seth Patton
Cameron Seth Patton, died January 26, 2004 at WVU Children's Hospital. Cameron was the infant son of Donald and Melissa Patton of Winfield. Also surviving: sister, Kathryn; brother, Donald II; grandparents, Charles and Constance Landers of Winfield, Charles and Darlene Tyler of Hurricane; aunts and uncles, Patrick and Anna Moon of St. Albans, Charlie and Jen Landers of Nitro, John and Joyce Patton of Poca, and Mike Patton of Charleston; cousins, Taylor, Brinklie and Braydon Moon of St. Albans, Michael and Jennifer Patton of Midway; and a host of family and friends.
Service was held Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Jamie Wright officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cameron Patton Fund, c/o Putnam County Bank, 2761 Main Street, Hurricane WV 25526.
George E. King
George E. King, 71, of Poca died January 30, 2004, at home.
He was a retired carpenter of 46 years from the Local No. 1207. He was a member of the Nitro Moose and the American Legion. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving: wife, Ruth Wilkinson King; sons, Dewayne of Poca and Steve and wife, Tammy, King of Red House; daughter, Kathie King of Poca; brother, James J. and wife, Sue, King of Poca; grandchildren, Jonathan and Nathan King of Red House and Josh King of Hometown.
Service was held Monday, February 2, 2004, at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Bancroft, with Father Bill Petro officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston WV 25311.
David Meek Brown
David Meek Brown, 51, of Scott Depot died suddenly January 31, 2004, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Ithaca, New York, the only son of Walter L. and Gene Meek Brown of Statesboro, Georgia.
He graduated from West Virginia University in 1975 with Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees. He was a retired senior design specialist for Avaya Communications, formerly C&P Telephone and AT&T. He was currently working as a communication specialist at Marshall University.
He was an Eagle Scout and lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a founding member and was on the board of directors of the West Virginia Trophy Hunters Association, where he was instrumental in the production of the annual West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show. He loved nature and enjoyed spending time with his camera in the woods.
He was a member of the Friendship Force International and had just begun a term as vice-president of Charleston Chapter. He was a loving and caring husband, father, son and brother.
Also surviving: wife, Sarah Jo Brown; daughters, Sarah Ann and Holly Elizabeth, both at home; sister, C.G. Brown Dillberger and her husband, John, of Creedmore, North Carolina.
Service was held Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 2829 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston WV 25311.