John Edward Young
John Edward Young, 73, of Poca died March 4, 2004, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Young.
He was a retired master plumber from McComas Plumbing & Heating, St. Albans.
Surviving: daughter, Valerie Courtney of Poca; sister, Ruth Fletcher of Salem, Virginia; grandchildren and their spouses, John Eric and Kirsten Courtney of Poca, Derek and Amy Courtney of Omaha, Nebraska, Andrea and Travis Lyons of Sissonville; five great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.
Service was held Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Randy Carter officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
William E. Muck
William E. “Willie” Muck, 78, of Red House died March 5, 2004, at home after a long illness.
He was born December 19, 1925 in Poca. He was retired with 30 years service with the carpenter local union.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Dean Muck.
Surviving: wife, Rebecca “Katie” Muck; son, Mark Muck of Red House; daughters and their spouses, Susie and Buddie Clendenin of Red House, Jeanette and Jimmy Aboulhosn of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Dana Clendenin of Mason, Ohio, Nathan Clendenin of Red House, Josh McCallister of Scott Depot, and Emily Muck of Red House; sister, Irene Pittman of Rittman, Ohio.
Service was held Monday, March 8, 2004, at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Father Bill Petro officiating. Burial followed in the memorial gardens. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be sent to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Freda J. Sullivan
Freda J. Pritt Sullivan, 89, of Buffalo died Saturday, March 5, 2004, at SunBridge of Putnam following a short illness.
She was a lifelong resident of the Buffalo area, a homemaker, a retired cook for Buffalo High School with 27 years service, and a member of the Buffalo United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary E. Reed Pritt; ex-husband, Dale Sullivan; six brothers and one sister.
Surviving: daughter, Edith Harrison and her husband, Charles, of Buffalo; son, Keith Sullivan and wife, Diane, of Buffalo; grandsons, David Harrison of Charleston and Terry Harrison of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughter, Mary Beth Martin of Hometown; great-grandson, Keith D. Martin of Hometown; stepgrandson, Mike Whittington and his wife, Becky, of Red House; stepgranddaughter, Brandi Whittington of St. Albans; stepgreat-grandsons, Cameron and Alex Whittington of Red House; very special friends, Saundra Sullivan of Hometown and Julie Glenn of Apple Grove.
Service was held Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Jay Parkins officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park.
Clara L. Burgess
Clara L. Burgess, 72, of Scott Depot died March 6, 2004.
Service was held Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.
Ada Louise Bailey
Ada Louise Wears Bailey, 82, of Scott Depot died March 6, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital.
She was born June 12, 1921 in Pt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Boyd and Mary Wears. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Clayton Bailey in 1996.
She was formerly employed by Hecks Warehouse and Ben Franklin's Department Stores. She was a 39 year resident of Scott Depot and was a Methodist.
Surviving: daughter, Virginia Ethel Milbee and her husband, Fred, of Scott Depot; sister, Mable Angell of Nitro; grandsons and their wives, Dana and Meshele Jeffries of Scott Depot, Jason and Tymia Milbee of Scott Depot; great-grandchildren, Amber, Crystal, Victoria and Blake Jeffries, Alyssa and Chase Milbee.
Service was held Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
James Robert Vanoy Jr.
James Robert Vanoy Jr., 34, of Hurricane died Saturday, March 6, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center following a long illness.
He was a 1987 graduate of Nitro High school and was a Christian. He was employed as a heating and cooling technician for 16 years.
Surviving: fiancee, Robin Viers of Nitro; son, James R. Vanoy III of Hurricane; parents, James R. Sr. and Gloria Vanoy of Hurricane; sister, Michelle Vanoy of Hurricane and her fiance, James Warner of Nitro.
Service was held Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Jim Kesick officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories.
Barbara Alan Green
Barbara Alan Green, 52, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2004, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan and Lahoma Green of Huntington. She is survived by her children, Ian Gray, Ashley Talbert and Abigail Gay, all of Louisville, Ky. Other survivors are her sister, Beverly Arnold and a brother, David Green, both of Huntington. Graveside services were conducted in Highland Memorial Gardens, Huntington, on Monday, March 8, 2004 with her uncle, Pastor Bill Holley officiating. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/henson.
Evelyn Morris Burns
Evelyn Morris Burns, of Huntington, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at her residence. Graveside funeral service were conducted Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, the Rev. Brady K. Lipscomb officiating. She was born February 7, 1909, in Huntington, W.Va., daughter of the late Harry B. Morris and Sallie Conner Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Burns, former Sports Editor of The Huntington Herald-Dispatch. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Burns is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Freddie and Charles Tanner of Huntington; a sister, Mary Ann Carter of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Cheryl Tanner of Frostburg, Md. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hospice of Huntington. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/henson. Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, was entrusted with arrangements.
Aaliyah Marie Black
Aaliyah Marie Black, left to play with Jesus in the Garden of Angels on March 6, 2004, leaving behind loving parents, Marie Nicole Midkiff and Joshua Franklin Black, who will miss her very much. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Donna Smith and Jimmy Midkiff and paternal grandparents, Khriss Black and the late Daniel Black. Services were conducted Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Grace Marie Kenney
Grace Marie Kenney, 66, of Milton entered into rest Friday, March 5, 2004 at Cabell Huntington Medical Center. A Memorial service was conducted Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. She was born November 8, 1937, in Milton, a daughter of the late Walter Carl and Amy May Janey Carter. She is also preceded in death by two grandsons; one sister, Anna Ruth Leonard; eight brothers, John P. Carter, Charles E. Carter, Hugh S. Carter, Braddus L. Carter, Ford C. Carter, James R. Carter, Walter C. Carter and Tennis H. Carter. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 139, Milton. She is survived by her loving husband, Dave Kenney; three daughters and son-in-law, Janet Lynn Fulton (Mike), Linda Marie Robertson (Will) and Billie Susan Thornquest (David); one son, Michael Clay Sovine; five sisters, Dulcie F. Morris, Vivian W. Flowers, Phyllis C. Chavez, Gloria J. Woodds and Betty L. Hendricks; four brothers, Ross F. Carter, Bruce T. Carter, Paul D. Carter and Michael Carter; seven granddaughters, four grandsons and 12 great-grandchildren.
Alpha Jane Hamilton Childers
Alpha Jane Hamilton Childers, 81, of Salt Rock W.Va, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 3, 2004. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Minister David Templeton. Burial in Green Valley Cemetery. She was born December 11, 1922, in Pike County, Ky., a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Parthena Johnson Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Atchley Childers; three brothers, Edmund, Frank and Estil Hamilton; two sisters, Irene Wotring and Kansas Owens-Griner. She was a faithful member of Merritt's Creek Church of Christ. Together with her husband Atchley, she owned and operated Childers' General Store in Salt Rock for many years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Don Ross; and her beloved grandsons, Craig and Chris (Rusty) Ross, at home; one brother and sister-in-law, Homer and Anna Mary Hamilton, of Archer, Fla.; one sister, Wyoma Newsome of Milton, W Va.; sister-in-law, Myrtle Hamilton of Robinson Creek. Ky. Additional survivors include her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Wilburn Triplett Jr.; sister-in-law, Betty Childers of Salt Rock; brother-in-law, James Jones of Denver, Colo. The family would like to extend their thanks, appreciation, and love to her two caregivers, Judy Johnson and Mandi Johnson and to Hospice of Huntington. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Cupp, 78, of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Milton, passed away Sunday, February 29, 2004, in Homestead Nursing Home, McKinney, Texas. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Chuck Elkins and the Rev. Harry Moore officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born September 15, 1925, in Mingo County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Antonia Morock. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Cupp; three brothers, Steve Morock, Edward Morock and Frank Morock; two sisters, Sophia Jobo and Francis Koeffer. She was a member of Zoar Baptist Church for 30 plus years, where she served as church secretary. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Cowley of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Justin, Dale, Steven, Melissa and Misty Marksberry; special niece, Mary Sheppard and her husband, Bill; and many nieces and nephews.
Lucille Marshall, 74, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004. She was born February 28, 1930, in Wayne, W.Va. a daughter of the late Andy and Minnie Rowe. She is survived by her husband, Billy Marshall; two daughters Janie Workman of Huntington and Debbie Nutter of Culloden; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There was no visitation or funeral service. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
James “Jim” A. LoFiego
James “Jim” A. LoFiego, 52, of Barboursville, WV, passed away Sunday, February 29, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Barboursville Baptist Church by the Rev. Craig Coster. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born May 10, 1951, in Fairmont, a son of the late Antonio `Tony” Salvatore LoFiego and Lena Elia LoFiego. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald J. LoFiego and one uncle, Louie Elia. He graduated from Fairmont State College. He was previously employed in management at various Hills Department stores including Fairmont and Huntington for 23 years. He was more recently employed at Fazoli's Restaurant in Barboursville. He was a member of Barboursville Baptist Church serving as a deacon finance committee and usher. He was a devoted husband of his wife Doris Hoskinson LoFiego; devoted father to his children; one daughter, Amanda LoFiego; one son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Amy LoFiego of Huntington; two aunts, Mary Romino of Fairmont and Mrs. Frances Spencer of Ohio; and mother-in-law, Mary Hoskinson of Fairmont. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
William H. Niebur
William H. Niebur, 76, of Hurricane died Sunday, February 22, 2004, in Morris Memorial Nursing Home, Milton, after a long illness.
He was a retired truck driver from Smith Transfer, member of Teamsters Local 175, Charleston, and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving: children, Robert and Robin Niebur of Hurricane, David and Julie Niebur of Hurricane, William Niebur of Houston, Texas, Connie and Bryan Bertlany of Houston; sister, Hilda Tennant of Wheeling; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Service was held Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jim McGehee officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park.
Iris D. “Ginger” Davis
Iris D. “Ginger” Davis, 74, of Poca died February 24, 2004, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.
She was a caregiver of SunBridge of Putnam Nursing Center.
Surviving: sons, Billy Covert of Red House, Michael Davis of Poca and Shane Covert of Sutton; sister, Joyce Cunningham of Charleston; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Friday, February 27, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor John Taylor officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery.