William G. Cunningham
William G. Cunningham, 84 of Elenaor died June 3, 2004, at his home.
Bill was born in Raywood, West Virginia in 1919. He was a graduate of the Navy’s Experimental Underwater Diving School and he served in the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer during World War II in Pearl Harbor. After World War II, he graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy and served as a West Virginia State Trooper in Pendleton County for five years.
After leaving the state police force, he started his own commercial diving company in Houma, Louisiana, where he operate for some 15 years. He retired from the diving business and moved to Eleanor where he has lived for the past 20 years.
Surviving: wife, Rita Jane Murphy Cunningham; sons, William W. Cunningham of Slidell, Louisiana and Larry L. Cunningham of Redondo Beach, California; sister, clara jane Shaffer of Livingston, Texas; grandson, Matthew Cunningham of Houston, Texas.
Memorial service was held Thursday, June 10, 2004, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with Dr. Boyd Purcell, Hospice Chaplaim, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Anna M. Luikart
Anna Mae Marshall Luikart, 62, of Robertsburg died Sunday, June 6, 2004.
Born September 18, 1941, she was the daughter of Clifford and the late Leona Jeffers Marshall. She retired from Putnam General Hospital with seven years of service.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Surviving: daughters, Joyce and John Shane of Richwood, Ohio, Linda and Stephen Smith of Marion, Ohio, Kathy and Barry Rutledge of Robertsburg, with whom she lived for the past 12 years, and Helen Annette and Gerald Lane II of Marion; sons, Clarence Albert and Barbara Luikart Jr. of Delaware, Ohio, George and Debbie Luikart and Clifford Shawn and Cindy, both of Marion; sisters, Marilee Boucher of Tiffin, Ohio and Betty Likens of Pt. Pleasant; brother, Darry Marshall of Midway; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Service was held Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Jim Boggess officiating. Burial was in Shiloah Cemetery, Red House.
Mrs. Pauline Dixon, 91, of Scott Depot died June 7, 2004, at home.
Born June 3, 1913 in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late John and Lora Shump Bateman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Dixon, and her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and John D., Brown.
She was a member of Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene and she was a homemaker.
Surviving: grandsons, Mike Brown of Nashville, Tennessee, Brian Brown of Hurricane and Randy Brown of Cross Lanes.
Private burial was in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, Ohio. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Awareness, 301 RHL Blvd, Charleston WV 25309.
Zella Marie Carpenter
Zella Marie Carpenter, 85, of Hurricane died June 9, 2004, at home.
She was born September 30, 1918 in Clay County. She was a member of Fairview Primitive Baptist Church, Culloden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Shelton Carpenter, daughters, Alice Carpenter and Savina Carpenter, and grandsons, Joseph Alphie Carpenter and Jonathan Mark Carpenter.
Surviving: son, Joseph “John” Carpenter of Hurricane, Robert “Bob” Carpenter of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Silvan “Smokey” Carpenter of St. Helen, Michigan, William “Bill” Carpenter of Flint, Michigan, and Timothy Scott Carpenter of Aguusta, Georgia; daughters, Betty Russell of Hurricane, Martha Smith of Stanwood, Michigan, Becky Ruppel of Saginaw, Michigan, and Mary Edwards of Hurricane; 29 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Service was held Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Elder Harold Johnson officiating. Burial was in Garrett’s Bend Community Cemetery.
Helen F. Jividen
Helen F. Harper Jividen, 64, of Red house died June 8, 2004, at home following a short illness.
She was a former secretary for the Putnam County Board of Education, a homemaker, and attended Shiloah Community Church, Red House.
Born November 4, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Alice Harpet. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Surviving: her husband of 47 years, Delbert Jividen; daughter and her husband, Coinnie and Robert Stover of red house; sons, Robert and Glen “Mike” Jividen, both of Red House; brother and his wife, Ronnie and Felicia Harper of Florida; sister and her hsuband, Sharon and Bob Everitt of Anderson, Indiana; grandsons, Nicholas Stover, Lucas Jividen and Wesley Withrow.
Service was held Friday, June 11, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Larry Covert and Pastor Lee Roy Meadows officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Mausoleum, Red House.
Regina Jordan “Jeannie Burgess,” 51, of Winfield died June 9, 2004, at home following a long illness.
She was former owner of Regina’s Dance Studios in Dunbar, Nitro and Teays Valley. She had a 30-year affiliation with Dance Masters and Dance Educators of America. She was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Pittsburgh University of Dance/Theatrical, Carnegie Mellon Dance/Theatrical, and Oglebay Twirling Institute. She attended dance conventions at David Howard and Christopher Dance Seminars in New York, Pittsburgh Ballet Seminars, Ronald Matty, Ken and Jean Broadway Connection, Star Bound, Show Stoppers and Dance Power Express in Pennsylvania.
She was a 20-year member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, 10-year member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a lifetime member of the West Virginia Symphony League. She was a current member of Winfield Community Church. She was a former 30-year member and 10-year music director of Children’s Church at Elmore Memorial Advent Christian Church, Charleston, and former 6-year youth advisor and music director at First Church of Charleston.
Surviving: husband of 32 years, Steven W. Jordan; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Michael Taylor of Winfield; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Kim Jordan of Wihfield; brother, Steven L. Burgess of Charleston; grandchildren, Baylee Ann Taylor and Nicholas Michael Taylor; father-in law and mother-in-law, Stanton and Kathryn Jordan of Winfield; aunt, Muriel Keeney of Charleston, and her dog, Maggie.
Service was held Friday, June 11, 2004, at Winfield Community Church with Pastor Mike Rader officiating. Entombment was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens West Virginia Memorial Mausoleum, Cross Lanes. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, was in charge of arrangements.
Jacqueline W. Fernandez
Jacqueline Wright Fernandez, 84, of Buffalo died June 10, 2004, at Putnam General Hospital following a long illness.
She was a retired information clerk with the Internal Revenue Service with 15 years of service and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Mabel Wright, her husband, Jose “Chippy” Fernandez, and one sister.
Surviving: daughter, Donna Strohl and husba,d Roland, of Sebring, Florida; nieces, Jackie and Susan Thaxton, both of Red House; nephew, Leonard Patrick of Red House; two granddaughters; three great-grandsons.
Service was held Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery, Buffalo.
Stella Oneita King
Stella Oneita Bailey King, 63, of Red House died June 10, 2004, at home following a long illness.
She was a Christian, a member of Lone Oak Church of God Mission, Red House, and past Worthy Matron of OES Chapter 150, Buffalo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Faye Painter Bailey; husband, James M. King; and sisters, Joyce Woodall and Linda Bailey.
Surviving: daughter, Cathy Jo Roberts of Nitro; son and his wife, Tony and Lisa King of red house; twin sister, Juanita Scott of Poca; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; special nieces and newphews, Dorenda McLaughlin, Vikki Huffman, Mike and Frank Rummell; a host of other family and friends
Service was Monday, June 14, 2004, Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Nyle Fisher officiating. Burial was in Emma Chapel Cemetery.
Alvin J. Young
Alvin J. “Abb” Young, 84, of Hurricane died Staurday, June 12, 2004, at SunBridge of Putnam.
He was retired from Union Carbide Corp. Institute Plant, was was a member of Portersville Baptist Church, Hamlin. He was a member of the gosepl group Teays Valley Boys and Putnam Masonic Lodge No. 139 A.F. & A.M., Hurricane.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. and Callie Dona Harbour Young, sisters, Betty E. Young, Inez V. Young Taylor and Reecil Young Bayliss, and brothers, John M. Curtis R., Charles W. and Walter H. Young.
Surviving: wife, Ada Frances Bird Young; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry E. and Sharon Young of Austin, Texas; sisters, Ima Day of Huntington, Narnie Grant, Eva Fisher and Ercyl Spurlock, all of Hurricane; brother, Elsworth Ray Young of Hurricane; grandchildren, Connie Shamblin and husband, Larry, of Buffalo and Jerry Lee Young and wife, Robin, of Sissonville; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
Service was held Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Pastor David Vickers officiating. Burial was in Lower Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane.
Maxine Harless, 73, of Ona went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 11, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Chapman’s Mortuary with Dallas Moore giving the eulogy. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Logan W.Va., a daughter of the late Pharo Pack and Ruby Moore Black. A sister, Reeoka Pack, and brother, Gerald Pack, also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Thomas Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a loving husband of 55 years, Carmie Harless of Ona; a daughter, Ruby Lee Kieffer of Huntington; two granddaughters and spouses, Carmon Kieffer-Bentley and Mark Bentley of Lexington, Ky., and Kara and Raymond Binder of Huntington; and five great-grandchildren, Kayla Binder, Jestine Bentley, Joshua Bentley, Cody Binder and Laurin Bentley. Along with floral tributes, donations to Hospice of Huntington are welcome. Chapman’s Mortuary, was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille M. Handley Sayre
Lucille M. Handley Sayre, 83, of Milton, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 10, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nide and Kate Handley, her husband Jack Sayre and her son, James A. Sayre. She is survived by two children, a daughter Barbara J. Ball, wife of Gene Ball, and a son, Jack Sayre Jr. of Milton, and her daughter-in-law Brenda Sayre of Culloden; her sister, Geraldine Salmons of Elizabeth; five grandchildren, Tammy Davidson, Greg Ball, Mike Ball, Jay Sayre and Charity Cole; three great-grandchildren, Todd Davidson, Mikel and Loren Ball. She was a lifelong resident of the Milton area, and will be missed by all. Funeral services were held Monday, June 14, 2004 at Wallace Funeral Home in Milton; Internment at Forrest Memorial Park, Milton. Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va., was in charge of arrangements.
Sandra Gail Hickman
Sandra Gail Hickman, 58, of Milton. passed away Friday, June 11, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, by the Rev. Chelcie Gibson. Burial in Hickman Cemetery. She was born May 24, 1946, in Cabell County, a daughter of the Rev. Richard Black of Barboursville and the late Geraldine Baumgardner Black. She was preceded in death by one brother, Greg Black and one daughter, Hope Gail Nichols. She is survived by her husband, Edmond Ellsworth Hickman; one daughter, Deanna Marie Burgess of Oklahoma; two sons, Danny Nichols Jr. of Huntington and Earl Hickman of Milton; three sisters, Connie Elaine Woodard of Ona, Linda Kay Gardner of Whitehall Ohio, and Karen Renee Black of Huntington; two brothers, Richard Lee Black Jr., of Pedro, Ohio, and Stephen P. Black of Huntington; eight grandchildren.