Roger Clark Criner
Roger Clark Criner, 65, of Hurricane died January 3, 2004, at his home.
He was a retired truck driver from Chemical Leaman, a member of the Teamsters Local and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Taffi Renae Mynes Criner.
Surviving: wife, Ruth Carol Mynes Criner; daughters, Jennifer Lynn Sheets of Columbus, Ohio and Yvonne Sue Thompson of Orlando, Florida; son, Jerry Lee Criner of Columbus; stepdaughters, Christina Mynes of Scott Depot and Theresa Erwin of Winfield; brothers, Elden of St. Albans and James of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Gladys Campbell of Campbells Creek, Hilda Wydell of Tennessee, and Dolly Dawson of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the March of Dimes, 2333 MacCorkle Avenue, St. Albans WV 25177.
Mary Etta Hull
Mary Etta Johns Hull, 75, of Eleanor died Monday, January 5, 2004, at home following a short illness.
Born June 27, 1928, she was the daughter of Luther and Linnie Hall Johns, who, along with a brother, Don Johns, preceded her in death.
She was a retired office manager for Kmart in Hamilton, Ohio, and a member of the Buffalo Church of God.
Surviving: her husband of 57 years, Thurman Hull; daughters, Shirley Garrison and her husband, Gary, of Red House, Nancy Jividen of Eleanor, Linda Plessinger and her husband, Rick, of Georgetown, Ohio; son, Luther Alfred “Bill” and his wife, Bekki Hull of Fairfield, Ohio; brothers, Bill Johns of buffalo, Joe Johns and his wife, Lisa, of henderson, bob Johns and his wife, Judy, of Buffalo, John Johns and his wife, Linda, of Teays Valley; sisters, Betty Combs and her husband, Art, of Peru, Indiana, Jean Martin of Buffalo, Priscilla McCoy and her husband, Don, of Marysville, Ohio, Kay Goddard and her husband, Paul, of Buffalo; foster brother, Donnie Campbellof St. Albans; special sisters-in-law, Edith Harris and her husband Bill, of Lutz, Florida and Geraldine Johns of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; a host of family and friends.
Service was held Thursday, January 8, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park.
Rondus Allen Jividen
Rondus Allen Jividen, 76, of Red House died Saturday, January 4, 2004, at home following a short illness.
Born December 16, 1927, the son of the late Dillard and Olive Belle Little Jividen, he was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
He was a retired union carpenter, having worked in the Charleston area for many years. He attended the Midway United Methodist Church and was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving: wife, Patricia Neff Jividen; daughters, Corine Hill and her husband, George of Elkton, Virginia, Colette R. Dolen and her husband, Mike of Suffolk, Virginia, Monica J. May and her husband, Michael of Severna Park, Maryland; brother, Rancel Jividen of Eleanor; sisters, Reba Hudson and Melva Vannoy, both of Red House; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Service was held Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Earl Cochran officiating. Burial was in Shiloah Cemetery, Red House.
Thelma L. Grant
Thelma Louise Call Grant, 88, of Scott Depot died January 6, 2004, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Phylliss and Arnold Kinder of St. Albans.
She was a fine Christian woman and a devoted mother and grandmother.
Also surviving: daughters and their husbands, Janet and Jerry Rose of Hurricane, Betty and Donnie McNeil of Bancroft; sons and their wives, Darrell Wayne and Carol Grant of Beckley, William and Audrey Grant of Wise, Virginia, and John C. Grant of St. Albans; sisters, Nell Williams of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bernice Slough of Ridgeland, South Carolina, and Alma Byus of Winfield; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
Service was held Friday, January 9, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. John Taylor and Elder Frank Allen officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane.
James Devon Platt
James Devon Platt, 15, of Scott Depot, formerly of Boone County, died January 7, 2004.
Surviving: sister, Danielle; mother, Sherri Fitzpatrick; grandparents, Patricia and John Fitzpatrick; uncles, Dale and David Fitzpatrick; cousin, Marissa Lynn; special friend, Neadia George; another “granddaddy.”
Jamie brought light into our our lives, so smile to help light his way.
Service was held Saturday, January 10, 2004, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.
Macil I. Hinzman
Macil Irene Landers Hinzman of Poca died January 8, 2004, in St. Francis Hospital.
She was born January 14, 1928, a daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Nancy Ellen Ashby Parsons.
Surviving: son and his wife, George William Sr. and Sharon Kay Landers; grandsons, G.W. and Josh Landers; two great-granddaughters, Joshlinn and Genisis Landers; sister, Bessie Marie Randolph; brother, Lovell Theodore Parsons.
Service and burial was held Sunday, January 11, 2004, in Ortin Heights Cemetery, Nitro, with Pastor Paul Tate officiating. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
The family would like to say “Thank You” to the staff of St. Francis Hospital's ICU Division.
Robert Ford Holton
Robert Ford Holton, 87, of Eleanor, formerly of Monclo, Logan County, died Wednesday, January 7, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital following a short illness.
Born December 3, 1916 in Spring Hill, he was the son of the late Elmer and Cora Schultz Holton.
He was a coal miner, a proud veteran of the National Guard, and a retired employee of the guard force at AVTEX Fibers in Nitro. She also was an avid coon hunter, a lover of lowers, old fashioned music, and trains. He was an outstanding athlete at Sharples High School and an amateur boxer in Logan County coal camp communities.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Lane Holton; infant daughter, Judy May Holton; brothers, Lester, Collie and George Holton; sisters, Louise Howell and Laura Ann Leonard; and a grandson, Matthew Tucker.
Surviving: daughters, Gloria Burch and her husband, Wayne, of Buffalo, Jackie Weaver and her husband, Russell, of Louisville, Kentucky, Colleen Mooney and her husband, Edward, of Berkley Springs, Laura Tucker and her husband, Dan of Smithfield, North Carolina; grandchildren, Mark Burch of Cross Lanes, Mitchell Burch of Vancouver, Washington, Grant Weaver of Louisville, Kentucky, Samantha Harrison of Cross Lanes, Scott Weaver of Louisville, and Ben Tucker, a Navy recruiter in Charleston; eight great-grandchildren; special caregivers, Shelva Cowen, Beth Barnett and Dorothy Higginbotham; special friend, Thelma Kennedy of South Charleston.
Service was held Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Mitchell Burch and the Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park.
Clodes Taft Harrison
Clodes Taft Harrison, 69, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Buffalo, died Friday, January 9, 2004, at SunBridge of Putnam, following an extended illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Taft Harrison and Freda Bailey Harrison, and sister, Pauline King.
He was a retired swimming pool mechanic from Aire Lite Swimming Pool Co. with 37 years of service. He attended Buffalo High School and was a Protestant who attended the Church of Christ.
Surviving: his wife of 47 years, Levirdia Mae Bush Harrison; sister, Monta Faye Denny of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Roy O'Dell Harrison of Melbourne, Florida; eight nieces, nine nephews.
Service was held Monday, January 12, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. John Duffy officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Ronald Gene Turley
Ronald Gene Turley, 65, of Poca died Friday, January 9, 2004, at home after a short illness.
He lived most of his life in Kanawha County. He was a graduate of Barboursville High School and a member of the Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, Barboursville. He was a member of the Nitro Noose Lodge.
He was retired from Republic Steel Co., Nitro, where he worked as a machine operator.
Surviving: father and mother, Charles and Mildred Bargdill Turley of Nitro; sons, Wesley Bryan Turley of Harpers Ferry, James Brent Turley of Norfolk, Virginia and Tim Henderson of Mississippi; grandsons, Mathew Bryan Turley and Shane Henderson; aunt, Mary Burch of Magee, Mississippi; cousins, J.C. Burch, William Turley, Arthur Fricke, Shirley Dudley, Trudie Ann Davis and Robert Turley.
Service was held Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with the Rev. Paul Romine officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.
Calvin C. “Woozie” Suiter
Calvin C. “Woozie” Suiter, 75, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away at his home Friday Jan. 9, 2004. Memorial services were held Monday at 7 p.m. at Beard Mortuary, conducted by the Rev. Rick Glass. He was born Dec. 25, 1928, in Huntington, son of the late John and Golda Bayes Suiter. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Huntington and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force in World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Suiter; a granddaughter, Camry Ann Suiter, two sisters, Patricia Blankenship and Freida Brumfield; four brothers, Billy Neal, Freddy Mack and Harry and Donald “Deak” Suiter. He is survived by 3 sons, Troy Suiter and his wife Regina of Barboursville, Scott Suiter of Huntington and Eric Tolar of Chapel Hill NC.; six sisters Helen Orme of Huntington, Dorothy Peake of Cleves, Ohio, Edna Clagg of Proctorville, Ohio, Glenna Utt of South Point, Ohio, Nancy Jane Simpkins of Huntington and Ruth Ann McWilliams of Barboursville; three brothers, Frank Suiter of Plant City, Fla., Sammy Suiter of South Point and Johnny Wayne Suiter of Palm Coast, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Brittany, Leah, Kaitlyn and Drew. Beard Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.. Online register book www.beardfuneralhome .com.
Trent Scott Chapman
Trent Scott Chapman, 35, of Falmouth, Ky., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jsn. 12, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel. He was born Feb. 10, 1968, in Huntington a son of Christine Elizabeth McComas Chapman of Huntington and the late Larry Robin Chapman. He is survived by his wife, Shelley Hardesty Chapman; one daughter, Tabitha Chapman at home; one sister, Rachel Chapman Adkins of Huntington; and one niece, Chrissy Jenkins. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Essie “Tootsie” Hatfield Clagg
Essie “Tootsie” Hatfield Clagg, 82, of Milton, loving mother, grandmother and sister, went to be with the Lord and loved ones who've gone on before her Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Minister W.P. “Bud” Lucas officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born Feb. 1, 1921, a daughter of the late James Albert and Chloe Hatfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Morrison Clagg, her son, Paul Hatfield; two brothers, James Albert Jr. and Robert Jefferson Hatfield; and two sisters, Violet Meadows and Mary Lillian Hatfield. She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Leggett of Summersville, W.Va., Gloria Wyant of Milton and Betty Waugh of Shoals, W.Va.; one son, Michael Clagg of Milton; three sisters, Lessie Moses, Myrtle Chapman and Bessie Holley, all of Milton; one brother, Harold Lloyd Hatfield, also of Milton; 15 grandchildren, Diana Hatfield, Paula Blankenship, Tate Prasser, Anna Marie Ragula, Rick Leggett, Chris Leggett, Tony Waugh, Troy Waugh, Tim Waugh, Mark Wyant, Stephen Wyant, Lori Clagg, Christina Clagg, Michael Clagg and Rodney Kirby; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Rena M. Hollandsworth Harmon
Rena M. Hollandsworth Harmon, 88, of Milton, widow of Judson M. Harmon, passed away January 7, 2004, at Morris Memorial Nursing Home. She was born June 20, 1915, in Lincoln County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Everett and Pearl Hicks Hollandsworth. She was also preceded in death by her sister. Reba Jane Bassitt and two brothers, Roy and Ray Hollandsworth. She is survived by two nieces, Lula M. Morgan of Culloden and Jane A. Hollandsworth of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two nephews, Hassib Beebe Bassitt of Akron, Ohio and Douglas F. Bassitt of Charlotte, N.C. As her will she will be cremated and there was no services. Donations may be made to Milton Baptist Church Building Fund in her memory. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Elizabeth Cremeans
Mary Elizabeth Cremeans, 78, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Ray Vance. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born December 21, 1925, in Gallia County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Floyd Melvin and Delores Nicely Darst. She was a member of 5th Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Howard Cremeans and one brother, Lloyd “Red” Darst. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diantha and Noah Williamson of Wayne, Deritha and Timothy Kuhn of Barboursville; one son and daughter-in-law, Wesley Howard and Stephanie Cremeans of Barboursville; one sister, Mildred Dennison of Ona; one granddaughter, Megan Nicole Kuhn; grandsons, Brandon Lee Cremeans, Nathaniel Wade Williamson and Cameron Ray and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Era Edith Davis
Era Edith Davis, 79 of Huntington passed away December 29, 2003. Graveside services were conducted Friday, January 9, 2004, at Gue Family Cemetery by Rev. David Cardwell. She was born March 13, 1924, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Alma Roy and Marietta Gue Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davis. She is survived by one daughter, Loretta Arthur of Culloden, W.Va.; three sons, Larry Michael Blankenship of Tenn., Shannon Elbert Davis and William “Willie” Davis both of Huntington; two brothers, Hancil Baker of Proctorville, Ohio and Warren Baker of Kenova, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Lonnie C. Johnson
Lonnie C. Johnson, 81, of Milton went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 6, 2004. in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 9, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. William “Bud” Lucas officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born June 17, 1922, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Ishmael and Ella Morrison Johnson. He was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother. He was retired from the Cabell County Board of Education and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of the Balls Gap Missionary Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 139 Milton. He is survived by his wife, Oma V. Sutphin Johnson; two daughters, Patricia Lewis of Ona and Helen Coleman of Milton; four sons, Thomas Johnson of Culloden, John Johnson of Milton, Mark Johnson of Milton and Joseph Johnson of Ona; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and five sisters.