Leon C. Buffington Jr.
Leon C. “Bud” Buffington Jr., 58, of Leon died April 7, 2004 at home.
He was a member of Cross Creek Community Church, Buffalo. He was a graduate of South Charleston High School and attended West Virginia State College. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Navy, and was a member of Winfield Gun Club, NRA and the Wildlife Turkey Federation. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a avid outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Buffington Sr.
Surviving: wife, Maria; daughter, Stephanie Buffington; son, Conrad Buffington; sister, Janice Snider of Spring Hill; nephews, Michael Siegle.
Service was held Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor Harold Landers officiating. Burial was in Cross Creek Cemetery, Buffalo, with military rites by Mountaineer VFW Post 9097, Hurricane.
Memorial donations may be made to Cross Creek Community Church Building Fund or the Ohio Valley Christian School Basketball Fund.
Delcie W. Farrell
Delcie W. Herdman Farrell, 81, of Leon died April 8, 2004, at Holzer Medical Center following a long illness.
She was a Christian, a homemaker having cared for several foster children over the years, and a member of Buffalo Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest and Ella Herdman, six brother and four sisters.
Surviving: daughter, Willmina Warner Sayre of Leon; son, David Farrell of Bryantown, Maryland; grandchildren, Don Sayre of Marion, Ohio, Charles Sayre , Brenda Kirk and Paul Sayre, all of Marengo, Ohio, and Elizabeth Grace Farrell of Bryantown; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Monday, April 12, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Jasper Herdman officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park.
C. P. Dillon
C. P. “Paul” Dillon died April 7, 2004, after a brief illness.
He was a 30-year employee of Union Carbide and was an internationally recognized expert in corrosion and materials technology. In 1976, he took early retirement and founded C.P. Dillon & Associations. he also worked for the United Nations, traveling to Romania, The USSR, India, Canada and Turkey. From 1980 to 1984 he was employed in Saudi Arabia by ARAMCO before returning to West Virginia. He had served as consultant for the Nickel Development Institute and Materials Technology Institute. In 1998 after 60 years of membership, he received the T.J. Hull Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the National Association of Chemical Engineers in the field of publication, having authored 10 books and dozens of articles.
He was a longtime resident of St. Albans and was a communicant at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. After locating to Putnam County he was a communicant at The Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane. He received an honorary lifetime membership in the Knights of Columbus and was active in both the St. Albans and Hurricane chapters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II on Ascension Island, and was a member of the Catholic War veterans.
He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Charles, in 2002.
Surviving: his wife of 56 years, Edwina “Winnie” Chandler Dillon; children, Corrinne, Constance, Margaret, Frederick, Michael, Patrick, and Anne; 13 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 12, 2004, at The Catholic Church of the Ascension, co-celebrated by the Rev. Father Neil Buchlein and the Rev. Father Patrick M. McDonough. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Birthright of St. Albans, 500 Fourth Street, St. Albans WV 25177; Knights of Columbus, Hurricane Chapter, 905 Hickory Mill Road, Hurricane WV 25526; or to the charity of your choice.
William K. Jordan
William Kenneth Jordan, 64, of Harmons Creek, Poca, died April 9, 2004.
He was born August 2, 1939 in Charleston, a son of the late George and Mattie Jordan. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert McClanahan.
Surviving: sister, Joyce Minner; son, Linn Boswell; daughter, Karen Reese and Tonya Branham; eight grandchildren.
At his request there was no service. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Special thanks to Kanawha Hospice Care of Dunbar, Ed Martin and Junior Lane.
Marion M. “Tom” Lewis
Marion M. “Tom” Lewis, 73, of Cape Coral, Fla. went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2004, in Hospice House, Cape Coral. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Bob Ray. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born June 8, 1930, in West Hamlin, W.Va., a son of the late Edward A. Lewis and Emma Vanater. He was a retired electrician from Inco. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Harless Lewis; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Ron Lyons of Huntington, Donna and Ronnie McCallister of Barboursville and Kathy Woodrum of Lewisville, N.C.; three stepdaughters and their spouses, Nancy and Bill Tanner of Fort Myers, Fla., Sandy and Delbert Hagley of Lexington, Ky., and Nellie Lawson of Huntington; one sister, Audrey Bias of Hamlin; one brother and sister-in-law, Leslie and Ethel Pullen of West Hamlin; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Patty Jean Fenner Meadows
Patty Jean Fenner Meadows, 70, of Milton, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., departed this life to rest in eternal peace with her heavenly father on Monday, April 5, 2004. She was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the late Kermit Reed Fenner and Ethel Mae Mason Fenner. She retired after 27 years of dedicated service to the WV Department of Agriculture Guyan Soil Conservation District. She was a 1952 graduate of Huntington East High School, where she met and fell in love with her husband of 52 years, Laddie Don Meadows. She was a member of Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Laddie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael R. Meadows and Linda R. Brown Meadows of Milton and Mark A. Meadows and Laura S. Brown Meadows of Barboursville; one daughter and son-in-law, Brian and Kim Beach-Shaffer of Huntington; seven grandchildren, SheaLeigh D. Beach and fiance' Christopher L. Burger of Milton, Mindy R. Meadows Facemyer and Justin M. Facemyer of Ripley, W.Va., Megan D. Meadows of Barboursville, Corey R. Beach of Huntington, Jayme S. Meadows of Milton, Jacob T. Meadows of Barboursville and Morgan J. Meadows of Milton; one very special great-granddaughter, Hannah Cohle Conrad of Milton; four step-grandchildren, Summer N. Smith of Barboursville, Brandon W. Smith and Holly Draper Smith of Layton, Utah and Ashley D. and Shatter of Huntington; and one step-great-granddaughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Adkins of Barboursville.
She was kind, giving and loving and showed her love in many unspoken selfless acts, never thinking of herself, but only those who she loved so dearly. Although petite in stature (never let size fool you), she was a great source of energy, with her fiery spirit and determined resolve. She was the essence of genuine strength and courage even in her last hours. She spent the last several winters of retirement with her husband in fabulous Florida Keys basking in the sun and fishing in the Gulf Stream waters. The love that she shared so freely in her 70 years in immeasurable and will be treasured for a lifetime. The lives of her family and friends were touched very deeply and will forever be molded by her presence. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Rowe and the Rev. Teresa Markins officiating. Donations can be made to Dillon Chapel United Methodist Building Fund. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Irene Casdorph
Lillian Irene Casdorph, 84, of Barboursville went home to be with the Lord April 8, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1919, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Hiram and Mae Wilson Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanton Eugene Casdorph, in 1998. She was a retired cook from Barboursville High School and was also active in dinner preparations at Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her children, Linda and John Stewart of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Brenda and Donnie Jelks of Orlando, Fla., and Eugenia and Roger Harris of Barboursville; sister-in-law, Joy Davis of South Point, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, William and Willa Jean Davis of Huntington; grandchildren, Christina Painter, Kelly Heffner, Tara Stewart, R. J. Harris, Ryan Harris and Kibbee Jelks; and great-grandchildren, Trey, Bryan and Austin Harris and two on the way. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dana Sutton and the Rev. Jean Sutton officiating; burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Norbert J. Gerstle
Norbert J. Gerstle, 79, of Culloden, husband of Ealana L. Gerstle died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 in Putnam General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 12, 2004 at Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane, W.Va.; burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Everett D. Wilson
Everett D. Wilson, 83, of Milton died Wednesday, April 7, 2004. He was born Aug. 7, 1920 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Naaman and Anna Randolph Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Opal Mills Wilson in 1993. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired from Huntington Alloys. He was a member of 26th Street Baptist Church, Western Star Lodge #11, A.F. and A.M. Guyandotte, Blind Veterans Association and Disabled American Veteran. Survivors include his wife Doris Jean Murphy Wilson; one son, Daniel Everett Wilson of Germany; one daughter, Donna Lee Wilson of England; two stepsons Charles Murphy of McGregor, Texas, and Morris Dwight Murphy of Teays Valley, W.Va.; two brothers, Eugene D. Wilson of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Donald Lee Wilson of Winston-Salelm, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with the Rev. Harry Scarberry and the Rev. Daryl Fourman. Donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington or Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Glada Ellen Cyfers Vallandingham
Glada Ellen Cyfers Vallandingham, 89, of Barboursville passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2004. Funeral services were conducted at Friday 9, 2004, at Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church by Dr. Jerry Harrah. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. She was born April 30, 1914, in Gill W.Va, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Nancy Fry Cyfers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville P. Vallandingham. She was a member of the Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church for 66 years. She served as trustee of the church and was awarded a Life Membership from the Women of the Church in 1986. She was a member of the Barboursville Woman's Club, a director of The First State Bank for 27 years and a retired officer of The First State Bank, with 35 years of service. She is survived by Philip and Jeannie Vallandingham; Philip Andrew Vallandingham; Stephanie Mayberry and her husband Sean, their children Samantha and Madison; Samuel A. Vallandingham; Jack and Marsha Dilley, Elizabeth and Mary Ellen Dilley and Courtney Marz; two special nieces, Mary Minichan and Jane Dilley Saal; numerous other nieces and nephews; two sisters, Lois C. Miller of Huntington and Dorothy C. Smith of Hamlin, W.Va.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Ruth Cyfers of Helper, Utah. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church 955 Main St. Barboursville, WV 25504.
Patty Jean Meadows
Patty Jean Meadows, 70, of Milton, wife of Laddie Meadows, died Monday, April 5, 2004 at home. She was an administrative assistant for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Also surviving are two sons, Michael Meadows of Milton and Mark Meadows of Barboursville and one daughter, Kim Beach-Shaffer of Huntington. Memorial service was conducted April 13, 2004 at Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Arrangements by Henson Mortuary. Contributions may be made to Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Jewell L. Gibson
Jewell Leadman Gibson, 90, of Hurricane died Monday, March 29, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Hurricane, and she loved camping and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, O. Ray Gibson, son, Gary “Gippie” Gibson, great-grandson, Gary Duane Gibson, brothers, Bernie, Ross, Clay, Tommy, Guy and Ray, and sister, Sylvia Byrd.
Surviving: daughter, Bernice and her husband, Everett, of Hurricane; daughter-in-law, Joann Lovejoy Gibson of Maryland; grandchildren, Sandra and Gary Handley, Kathy and Roger Hicks, Jack and Kim Bird, all of Hurricane, Timothy and Diane Bird of Fort Myers, Florida, and Duane and Debbie Gibson of Maryland; great-grandchildren, Shenella Gibson of Maryland, Jennifer and David Danner of Ohio, Tami Handley, Stephanie Bird and David Bird, all of Hurricane, Crissy and Steve Craddock of Culloden, Jonathan Bird of Washington, D.C., Courtney and Steve Wray of Maine; great-great-grandchildren, Jason and Faith Craddock, Jackie and Anna Gibson, Melody Garnes; several nieces and nephews.
Service was held Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Minister Ed Covert officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
James L. Noffsinger
James L. Noffsinger, 71, of Red House died March 29, 2004.
He was retired from Raleigh Junk with 49 years of service, and a member of Lone Oak Church of God Mission, where he was a former deacon, elder, trustee and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the American Legion in Winfield and a former member of the Eleanor Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parent, Herbert L. and Freda E. Higginbotham Noffsinger.
Surviving: his wife of 49 years, June C. Smith Noffsinger; daughters and their spouses, Debbie and Gale Casto of Red House, Rhonda and Tim Mendenhall of Scott Depot; sister, Sarah Sayre of Huntington; brothers, Ralph G. Noffsinger of Red House, Lloyd W. Noffsinger of Poca, Howard Noffsinger of Buffalo, Jack Noffsinger of Red House, and Thomas G. Noffsinger of Red House; grandchildren, Charissa Davis of Charleston, Chauna Casto of Red House, Chanisha Mendenhall and Shaylyn Mendenhall, both of Scott Depot; great-grandchild, Donavin Davis of Charleston.
Service was held Friday, April 2, 2004, at Lone Oak Church of God Mission with Pastor Nyle Fisher, Pastor Floyd Holmes and Paul Arthur officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.