Gaylene D. Johnson
Gaylene Denae “Dude” Johnson, 30, of Winfield died July 18, 2004.
Service was held Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Chapman Mortuary, Huntington.
Hubert G. Moore
Hubert Glen “Dinky” Moore, 64, of Poca died at home on Sunday, July 18, 2004, after a short illness.
Surviving: wife, Lucille Barker Moore; son, Patrick Moore and wife, Meredith, of Poca; daughter, Nettie Karr and husband, Jeff, of North Carolina; brothers, Eugene “Gene” Moore, William “Yankee” Moore and Roy “Junk” Moore Jr., all of Poca; grandsons, Caleb and Chad; granddaughters, Sarah, Tasha, Kristen and Sarah; special friend, Al Woody; and a host of other family and friends.
Service was held Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Maynard Chap Smith
Maynard Chap Smith, 67, of Winfield died July 17, 2004, at Putnam General Hospital after a long illness.
Born September 4, 1936, he was a son of the late Chap and Naomi Richardson Smith.
He was president of MCS Construction and was a member of the Miami Valley Carpenters Association No. 104, Dayton, Ohio and the Kanawha Valley Builders Association.
Surviving: wife, Carol Jean Smith; sons, Scott Alan Smith of Oxford, Ohio, Maynard Chap Smith II of Eaton, Ohio, James Maynard Smith and Phillip Smith, both of Winfield; daughters, Kimberly Marie Smith and Tracy Y. Smith, both of Richmond, Indiana, and Danielle Nicole Smith of Pittsburg, Ohio; sisters, Rita V. Coleman of Mount Airy, North Carolina and Mary Lee Strock of St. Albans; brother, Fred B. Smith of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Jerry Bonnett officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Mary Kathryn Pennington
Mary Kathryn Pennignton, 56, of Culloden died July 18, 2004, at home.
Kathy was born October 6, 1947 in South Charleston and was preceded in death by her son, Brett Godwin.
Surviving: her companion and caregiver, John Davis of Culloden; his children, John Davis Jr. of Scott Depot, Tessa Davis of Hurricane and Christy Davis of West Virginia; her father and stepmother, James C. and Georgia Hager of St. Albans; her mother, Mary Louisa Hager of Sarasota, Flirida; brothers, James A. Hager of North Carolina, Richard Johnson of Georgia, John Joynson of Nitro, Mark Johnson and Robert Johnson, both of St. Albans; sisters, Julie Hartman, Marilee Cooper and Kitty Johnson, all of St. Albans; seven grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley.
David A. King
David A. King, 79, of Florida, formerly of Eleanor, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at his Florida home.
He was retired from Cape Canaveral with 40 years of service. He also enjoyed coahching Little League baseball for a number of years and was a Navy World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Spangler, and his parents, C.H. and Ruth King.
Surviving: wife, Wilma “Pee Wee” King; son, Wayne King of Florida; granddaughter, Tina Burkett of Florida; great-grandson, Bailey Burkett of Florida; brohers, John King and Bobby King, both of Eleanor, and Earl “Rooster” King of Poca; sisters, Elizabeth Schempp, Helen Sawyer and Norma Jean Wright, all of Florida, and Mont Rose Asbury of Nitro.
Service was held Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Delbert L. Hawley officiating. Burial was in the Asbury Cemetery, Nitro.
Denver Lee Warner
Denver Lee Warner, 64, of Vinton, Ohio, formerly of Putnam County, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Holzer Medical Center following a short illness.
He was a lifelong farmer and former employee of Goodrich-Gulf, Institute. He was also deputy auditor/appraiser for Meigs County and surrounding counties in Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Dwight Warner.
Surviving: father and mother, Roy and Lola Casto Warner of Eleanor; sons, Ronald L. Warner of Gallipolis and Jeffery H. Warner of Vinton; sister, Brenda McDavid of Eleanor; brothers, Wayne Warner of Huntington and Gary Warner of Red House; grandchildren, McKenna, Aliza and Emma Warner.
Service was held a Red House UBI Church with Paul Arthur and Pastor Greg Blake officiating. Burial was in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.
Lee Arnold Warner
Lee Arnold Warner, 81, of Hurricane died July 21, 2004, at home after a long illness.
Born September 12, 1922 in Elmwood, he was a son of the late Hobert C. and Macy Sayer Warner.
He was retired from the Union Carbide Corporation Tech Center, South Charleston, with 38 years of service and was a member of Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, Hurricane. He was a member of Putnam Masonic Lodge 139, Hurricane, and was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston. He served his country by serving in the United States Army during World War II.
Surviving: his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Parsons Warner; daughter, Jan Ramey and husband, Scott, of Hurricane, sons, Charles Lee Warner and wife, Jennifer of Sistersville, and James A. Warner and wife, Robin, of Hurricane; sisters, Elva Mae Pridemore of Scott Depot and Pauline Waddell of Independence, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kimberly, Samuel, Jamie, Curtis, Matthew and Eryn; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Alyssa.
Service was held Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Dr. Dan Hogan officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Bobby Joe Ellis Jr.
Bobby Joe “Joey” Ellis Jr. of Hurricane died Friday, July 23, 2004.
Born February 28, 2004, he was a lifelong and beloved resident of Hurricane. He graduated from Hurricane High School in 1977.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Ellis.
Surviving: father, Bobby Joe Ellis Sr.; sisters, Catherine Ellis of Charleston, South Carolina and Cindy Moses of Hurricane; brother, Martin Ellis Sr. of Winchester, Ohio; nieces, Summer Moses and Cynthia Ellis, both of Hurricane; nephews, Bryan Ellis of Louisville, Kentucky, Anthony Alford of Savannah, Georgia, Martin Ellis Jr. of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jared Moses of Hurricane, and Bobby Ellis of Winchester, Ohio; great-nephews, Dacoda Ellis of Hurricane and Collin Matheny of Culloden.
Special thnaks to his loving caregiver of six years, Dorothy Holmes of Red House.
His body was donated to the Marshall University School of Medicine.
A memorial service was held in celebration of his life at First Baptist Church, Hurricane, on Monday, July 26, 2004, with the Rev. Jim McGehee officiating.
The family requests memorial donations be made in his name to the West Virginia Anatomical Gift Registry, c/o Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Marshall University School of Medicine, Spring Valley Road, Huntington WV 25704.
Scott Patrick Connors
Scott Patrick Connors, 17, died July 23, 2004, in his home.
He was born in Trenton, New Jersey on July 29, 1986. He attended three years of elementary and middle school in Jackson, Ohio. He graduated from Hurricane High School this past May. He was scheduled to enter the United States Air Force in August as an active-duty airman.
Surviving: parents, Patrick and Cynthia Connors; siblings, Christopher, Allison and Ashley; aunt, Helenrae; many close friends.
Service was held Monday, July 26, 2004, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane, with Dr. Dan A. Hogan officiating. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Wilbur H. Winter Sr.
Wilbur H. Winter Sr., 82, of Nitro died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He lived most of his life in Nitro and Putnam County. He was a Christian and attended Rock Branch Independent Church. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of the Nitro Masonic Lodge No. 170 AF & AM and also was past master of the Nitro Lodge. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Charleston and also a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple of Charleston, where he played in the Oreintal Band. He was a driver for the Shriners Van that went to the various Shriners Hospitals for Children.
He was retired from Union Carbide Institute Plant, where he wads an insulator foreman with 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline E. Bonnett Winter, and son, Wilbur “Butch” Winter Jr.
Surviving: daughter, Judy Walker of Hurricane; sons, Bill Winter of Salem, Virginia and Thomas Winter of St. Albans; brother, Curtis Winter of Poca; sister, Ruth Forbes of St. Albans; grandchildren, Jamie Martin, Jeni Trivett, Kimberly Shirkey, Lory, Chris, Kelly and Julia Winter; nine great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Rock Branch Independent Church with the Rev. Harold White officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with Masonic graveside rites by Nitro Masonic Lodge No. 170 AF & AM. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements.