Henry S. Henson
Henry S. Henson, 60, of Winfield died April 24, 2004, at home following a short illness.
He graduated from Hurricane High School and attended Morris Harvey College. He was vice president of Henson Brothers, Inc. and was a U.S. Marine Reservist for 19 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Hurricane High School baseball-softball complex, was a member of the Putnam County Masonic Lodge No. 139 A.F. & A.M., Hurricane, a 32 degree Master Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies, a member of Pleasant View Church of God, Hurricane, and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Henson Sr., son, Henry M. Henson, and a brother, John D. Henson Jr.
Surviving: mother, Luella M. Henson of Winfield; brother, Joseph F. Henson of Danville; grandchildren, Derrick K. Henson and Christopher Henson, both of Pt. Pleasant, and Tyler Willard of Scott Depot.
Service was held Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Earl Curnutte officiating. Burial was Masonic Rites by Putnam Masonic Lodge No. 139 A.F. & A.M., was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
The family would like to thank Cabell Huntington Cancer Center, Hospice Care, Monica Handley, and Drema Neville.
C. Donald `Don' Hendrickson
C. Donald “Don” Hendrickson, 84, of Huntington, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in St Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church Chapel, Huntington, with Dr. Allen Reasons and the Rev. Hubert Harvey officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Mr. Hendrickson was born December 2,1919 in Lincoln County, West Virginia, a son of the late Fred Sr. and Hazel Adkins Hendrickson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Summers. He was a funeral director for 30 years in the Huntington area, retiring from Snodgrass Funeral Home in Charleston. After his retirement, he was affiliated with Henson Mortuary of Barboursville. Mr. Hendrickson was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and an active committee member there. He was also a veteran of World War 11, serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. He is survived by his wife, Lilly “”Lil” Vineyard Hendrickson; a daughter, Donna Hendrickson Lindelof and her husband Gregory of Mountain View, Calif.; two grandsons, the Rev. Mark Alan Robertson of Atlanta, Ga, and Paul Daniel Robertson of Bozeman Mont.; two great-grandchildren, Dorothea Faith and Sophia Francis Robertson a sister, Louise Hunt of Edgewater, Fla.; and a brother, Fred Hendrickson Jr, of Titusville, Fla The family would like to express their thanks to Hospice of Huntington, Pro-Nursing Inc, and caregiver Kim Litchfield. Pallbearers were Mark Alan Robertson, Paul Daniel Robertson, James Greyard, Dr. Randy Smith, David Elmore and Charles Henson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.time-formemory.com/henson. Arrangements were entrusted to Henson Mortuary, Barboursville.
Basil G. Vickers
Basil G. Vickers, 87, of Mason W.Va. formerly of Lincoln County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 21, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Lawrence Dailey and Rev. Rondell Browning officiating. Burial in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamlin. He was a veteran of World War 11 and retired from Lincoln County Board of Education. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mason, W.Va. He was the son of the late Oley B. Vickers and Bertha Barnett Vickers. Basil and his wife Fonda has had a family day care m their home for the past three years. Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Fonda G. Vickers; his four children, Rexel G. Vickers and wife Teri of Texas, Ransford L Vickers and his wife Tracy of Salt Rock, W.Va., Regina K Miller and husband Charlie of Charleston, WV, Ronda L Dailey and husband Mark of Milton W.Va. His seven precious grandchildren, Jessica Miller, Clint and wife Brandi Vickers, Cody Vickers, Crystal Vickers, Hannah, Heather and Lacey Dailey; two step-grandchildren, Kaleb Birdsong and Tiffany Tucker; one great-granddaughter, Hailey Marie Soriano of Texas. He is also survived by one brother, Billy R. Vickers; three sisters Ester “Pet” Stratton, Eva Quintrell and Maxine “Peg” Meadows, all of Hamlin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends and his day care little buddies, Jaxon and Jacob; two foster sons Darrell Stickler and his wife Phyllis of Connecticut, and Greg Stickler and wife Lisa of Huntsville, Ala.. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Deloris “Dee” Wilcox Skaggs
Deloris “Dee” Wilcox Skaggs, 69, of Tampa, Fla, formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in Tampa. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m Monday, April 26, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Brother Dwight Barker. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born Nov. 2, 1934, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Leroy and Carrie Agnes Roach Wilcox. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and Darrell Wilcox and one sister, Juanita Talliferio. She is survived by her husband, Bernard L. “Bernie” Skaggs; two sons, Ricky Allen Gorsuch and Michael Lee Gorsuch and his wife Lisa, all of Tampa, Fla; two brothers, Robert Wilcox of Knoxville, Tenn., and Donald Wilcox of Barboursville; and two grandchildren, Ricky Allen Gorsuch and Ashley Melissa Gorsuch. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Darrel E. Chapman
Darrel E. Chapman, 57, of Milton went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 22, 2004, in the V.A. Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral service were conducted at 11 am Monday, April 26, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Jason Black officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park. He was born Nov. 17, 1946, in Culloden, a son of Lillian Janey Chapman of Milton and the late Cecil L Chapman. He was also preceded in death by two sisters. Mr. Chapman was employed with the Cabell County Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Opal Midkiff Chapman; two sons and daughters-in-law, Darrin and Bethany Chapman of Huntington and Michael and Melanie Chapman of Lavalette; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Bill Hogsett of Barboursville and Misty and Steve Parsons of Hamlin, W.Va.; four brothers; five sisters; and eight grandchildren Online condolences may be sent at www.heckfuneralhome.net..
Mrs. Marguerite Skidmore
Mrs. Marguerite Skidmore, 79, of Huntington, widow of Bobby White Skidmore, passed away Friday, April 23, 2004, at her residence. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 11 am Monday, April 26, 2004, in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington, with the Rev. Tom Nolan Jr. officiating and where burial followed. She was born Oct. 22,1924, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Asa Everette and Ethel Meehling Harrison. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Steven White Skidmore and two brothers, Lee and Bob Harrison. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Gregory and Tina Skidmore of Barboursville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman and Jeanetta Skidmore of Barboursville, Joe and Jean Skidmore of Pennington Gap, Va, Jessie and Wesley Riddle of South Gate, Mich., and Valerie Harrison of Melbourne, Fla.; and a niece and her husband, Christy and Mark Wolf of Barboursville. Chapman's Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Joseph Michael Adkins
Joseph Michael Adkins, 26, of Barboursville, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Larry Perry and the Rev. David Adkins. Burial in Cedar Cliff Cemetery. He was born April 22, 1977, in Cabell County, a son of Joe and Karen Perry Adkins of Barboursville. He was an employee of W.R. Smith Construction and a graduate of Barboursville High School. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hallie and Nettie Adkins. Also surviving are one son, Joseph Michael Adkins of Barboursville; one stepsister, Debbie Kitts of Huntington; one brother, Justin Allen Adkins of Huntington; maternal grandparents, Arnold and Estelle Perry of Huntington and several aunts and uncles.
Emalene Marie Edwards Stone
Acie Kermit “Red” Stone and Emalene Marie Edwards Stone are together again. Emalene Marie Edwards Stone, 72, of Barboursville, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Cyrus Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Ray officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born June 17, 1931, in Barboursville, a daughter of the late Walter “Speck” Edwards and Hazel Marie Ramsey Edwards. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ida Peyton Ramsey and Walter Ramsey, her stepmother, Gladys Peyton Edwards, her husband, Acie Kermit “Red” Stone and her grandson, Mark Russell Dean. She was a lifelong member of Cyrus Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Claudia “Aunt Candy” Peyton, an African Missionary, was her aunt. She graduated from Barboursville High School. She was a wife and mother, working outside the home as needed. She is survived by her four children, Sharon Marie Stone of Barboursville, Beverly Ann Dean of Huntington, Edward Kermit and Kelly Stone of Huntington and Bette Lou Thomas of Ona. She is survived by eight grandchildren, Robert Antonio Stone of Barboursville, Melissa Grisela Stone of Barboursville, Steven Ray Dean of Kenova, John Anthony Stone of Cambridge, England, Derek Edward Stone of Lewisburg, Kelsy Marie Stone of Huntington, Marcus Edward Stone of Huntington, and Stephanie Brooke Early of Huntington; four great-grandchildren, Haley Nicole Early, Isaiah Joel Collins, Drusilla S. Dean and Madeline Marie Stone. She will be missed especially by her aunt, Mildred “Mick” Hall of Barboursville, and one special sister, Brenda Bond.
Gregory Allen White
Gregory Allen White, 52, of Milton passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004, at his residence. A memorial service was held Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Dr. T.J. DuBose officiating. He was born March 19, 1952, in Huntington, W.Va. Greg was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed at McJunkin Supply Co., Hurricane. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Patsy L. and Dale Smith of Milton; father and stepmother, Charles S. and Shelia White of La Grange, Ga.; daughter Erin Leigh White of Huntington; stepdaughter Kelli Renee Young of Washington, D.C.; stepbrother Dale B. Smith II of Kissimee, Fla.; stepsister Angela Kidd of Apopka, Fla.; half brother, Wesley White; half sister, Natalee White, both of La Grange, Ga.; aunt Dorla Ashworth of Ohio; and several cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Milton Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Mary Jane Woodard Nimmo
Mary Jane Woodard Nimmo, 76, of Milton, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004, at home after a long illness. She was born May 31, 1937, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Daniel and Otealu Adkins Woodard. She is survived by her loving husband, R.W. “Bill” Nimmo; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Bertie Nimmo of Huntington; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Teresa and Rick Childers of Milton, Anita and Ed Langdon of Winter Park, Fla. and Cheryl Nimmo of Milton; eight grandchildren, and their spouses, Ray and Tammy (Faber) Nimmo, Brian and Karen Nimmo, Angie and Rick Payton, Jarrod and Lisa Childers, John and Kristy Childers, Daniel Childers, Patrick McNair and Amanda McNair; also six beautiful great-grandchildren. Special thanks to our very special caregivers, Penny Conner and Doris Chaney and Hospice of Huntington; Pastor Chuck Elkins; and Trudy Black. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. She was loved very much and will be sadly by her family. Graveside services for the family will be held at a later date. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ann Smith
Mary Ann Smith, 80, of Milton died Monday, April 19, 2004 in Putnam General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Culloden Cemetery.
Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Legg Copley
Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Legg Copley, 52, of Milton, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Forest Memorial Park Mausoleum, by the Rev. Ted Nance officiating. Becky was born March 30, 1952, in Hurricane, W.Va., a daughter of Dorla F. Legg and the late Billy Joe Legg. She is survived by her daughter, September Copley of Wayne; brother Michael Legg and his wife Debbie of Stephens City, Va.; nephew Bryden Legg and his wife Deborah of Prattville, Ala.; and great-niece, Emily. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Herschel Morgan, 89, formerly of Huntington, husband of Pauline Morgan, died Sunday, April 18, 2004 in Roswell, Ga., where he resided. He was former superintendent of Mingo County Schools. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville; burial in Woodmere Memorial Park Huntington.
Leonard P. Bailey
Leonard Preston Bailey, 71, of Poca died April 12, 2004, at home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Nellie Withrow Bailey.
Surviving: sisters, Lois Oliver of Big Rock, Tennessee and Orena Landers of Dunbar; a host of nieces and nephews.
Service was held Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with the Rev. Willard Beller and the Rev. Jared Price officiating. Burial was in Britton Cemetery, Poca.
Delbert H. Gibson Sr.
Delbert H. Gibson Sr., 82, of Poca died Easter morning, April 11, 2004, at home.
He was a lifelong resident of Poca, retired postmaster of Poca, member of Bancroft Church of God Mission, former elder and pastor of various Mission churches in Putnam and Kanawha counties, an ordained minister for the Church of God Mission, founding member and officer of the Church of God Mission Organization, former school bus driver for Putnam County Schools, former merchant in Putnam and Kanawha counties, and an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Earl and Dessie Dell Parkins Gibson, and brothers, Clifford Ray and Clive Houston Gibson.
Surviving: wife of 63 years, Velva Pearl “PeeWee” Landers Gibson; children, Charlotte Painter of Bancroft, Loretta “Toonie” Landers of Poca, Carla Craigo of Bancroft, Candice Smith of Poca, Kimberly Fox of Hometown, and D. Hershel Gibson Jr. of Bancroft; brothers, the Rev. Buel Gibson of Nitro, Maxie and Darrel Gibson, both of Poca; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Service was held Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Bancroft Church of God Mission with Michael Landers and Buel Gibson officiating. Burial was in New Antioch Cemetery, Red House. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Sheila N. Milford
Sheila N. Milford, 45, of Poca died April 10, 2004.
She was born in Lens, France. She was baptized at Baptist Temple, Ripley, was former LPN, enjoyed skydiving and loved the beach.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sara F. Cummings, and her birth mother, Anna Adamyack.
Surviving: children, Paul Cummings of Sacramento, California, Katrina Barreca of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jason McQuain of Washington D.C.; father and stepmother, Lester and Janet Cummings of Poca.
Service was held Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Benny Jack Agosti
Benny Jack Agosti, 70, of Poca died April 13, 2004, at home.
He was born in Danville to Frank and Leora Miller Agosti on May 30, 1933. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of Cross Lanes First Church of the Nazarene, and a retired truck driver and construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Surviving: wife, Mary Ellen Agosti; children, Jack Agosti Jr. and wife, Vickie, of Sissonville, Mary and husband, Robert Carter Jr., Eddie Agosti, and Michael Agosti, all of Poca; sister, Frances Showalter of Winfield; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with the Rev. Henry Johnson and the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, with graveside military services by Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.