Naomi L. Lusher Atkinson
Naomi L. Lusher Atkinson, 79, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Thursday, July 22, 2004, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 am., Monday, July 26,2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor James Jobe and the Rev. Richard Jobe. Burial in Swann Cemetery. She was born June 19, 19Z5, in Huntington, a daughter of the late William and Audrey Fitzgerald Lusher. She was preceded in death by one brother, James Lusher and two sisters, Carol and Patty Abram. She is survived by one son, James Allman of Barboursville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Terry Kay of Rockford, Ill., Susan and Joseph Carbone of Osceola, Ind., and Kathy and Rich Pomykala of Chicago, Ill; three sisters, Hildy Purdy of Oak Park, Ill., Betty Howard of Virginia Beach, Va, and Michele Forte of Neptune, N.J.; five grandchildren Michael Atkinson, Tricia and Amy McNeil, J.R. Ott and Tara Allman; two step-grandchildren, Melanie and Joey Carbone; and two great-grandchildren Dylon McNeil and Theodore Stone. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Lucille Smith Flynn
Phyllis Lucille Smith Flynn, 65, of Barboursville, WV, passed away Friday, July 23, 2004. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26,2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor Wendell Shull. Burial in Bicker Cemetery, Milton. She was born March 17, 1939, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Ozy and Maletha Blake Smith. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Matthews and Eloise Elkins and three brothers, Worthy, Ervie and Vernon Smith She is survived by her husband, Lyle Flynn; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Shelia Flynn of Barboursville; one granddaughter, Barbie Flym and her fiance' Kevin Stansbury; and three sisters, Lorene Chapman of Barboursville and Jewel Thacker and Alpha Adkins, both of Huntington. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Larry Dale Fry
Larry Dale Fry, 61, of Barboursville, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 24, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at I p.m.. Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by the Rev. Don McMellon and Pastor James Jobe. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born Feb. 28,1943, in Cabell County, a special son of Sherman and Winnie Carter Fry of Barboursville. He was a retired employee of Huntington Alloys. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Susie Dillon Fry; two beloved daughters, Tonya Fry Sexton and her husband Brian of Proctorville, Ohio, and Tina Fry of Barboursville; one brother, Steve Frye and his wife Debbie of Salt Rock; and “PaPaw's Buddy,” Bryce Sexton Pallbearers were Steve Frye, John Blake, Charlie Perry, Ronnie Rowe, Joe Thacker, Jeremy Dillon, Bill Keyser and George Lusher. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Larry will be greatly missed by his family who will always love him. Thank you to all those who visited him in his final days.
Samuel Tilden Meadows
Samuel Tilden Meadows, 81, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Saturday, July 24, 2004, in St. Mary' Medical Center after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial in Forest Memorial Park. He was born May 8, 1923, in Elgood, WVa, a son of the late Samuel Tilden and Winnie Davis Dunn Meadows. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois S. Taylor Meadows, and one son Kenneth Meadows. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post #139, Milton. He was a well-known bluegrass musician who had played with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt and started the Stoney Mountain Boys. He is survived by one daughter, Brenda Hill of Frederick Md.; two sons, Jerry W. Meadows of Dracut, Mass., and Samuel Lee Meadows of Princeton W.Va.; one sister, Christina Alexander of Spartansburg S.C; two brothers, Thomas Meadows of Dunbar, W.Va., and Randolph Meadows of Point Pleasant W Va, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and his companion and soulmate for 10 yearn Louise Edwards. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara R. Wolfe
Barbara R. Wolfe, 70, of Huntington W.Va., died Saturday, July 24, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were heldTuesday at Cross Roads United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Halloran officiating. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. She was born Nov. 3,1933, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Fred and Virginia Perry Rutherford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wolfe. She was the retired owner of A Touch of Country and was a member of Cross Roads United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Conrad Wallin of Huntington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kristy Wolfe of Huntington and Chuck and Kathy Wolfe of Hudson N.H.; a daughter-in-law, Heather Wolfe of Ceredo, W.Va.; and nine grandchildren. The family would like to thank Heartland of Riverview Nursing Home, South Point, Ohio, for the kindness and care that was given to Barbara. Online register book at www.beardfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Helen Cremeans
Dorothy Helen Cremeans, 77, of Huntington, was taken home by the angels Tuesday, July 20, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 23, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Robert Weaver and Rev. Jarrold Lanham. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born April 16, 1927, in Salt Rock, a daughter of the late H.H. and Gertie Kirk Vannatter. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jewell Gue, and one brother, Cline Vannatter. She was a member of Huntington First Church of the Nazarene, the Single Point Ministries, the Forever Young, and was an avid civil war re-enactor taking part in the Guyandotte Civil War Days. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ted Harvey of Lesage; one son, Mark Cremeans of Huntington; five grandchildren, Tedra Cremeans, Benjamin Harvey, Jonathan Newsome, Evyn Rae Cremeans and Elijah Cremeans; and one sister, Janice Smith of South Point, Ohio.
Jacqueline Kaye Dorland
Jacqueline Kaye Dorland, 56, of Senecaville, Ohio, mother of Evelyn Marie Lynn of Buffalo, Ohio, died Sunday, July 18, 2004 at home. She was a data processor for Cardida Corp. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom.
Michelle Ann “Shelly” Messinger
Michelle Ann “Shelly” Messinger, 32 of Huntington, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 20, 2004. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 23, 2004 at Beard Mortuary with Rev. O.F. Adkins officiating. Burial in Bowen Cemetery. She was born June 13, 1972, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of Kenneth D. and Linda Adkins. She was a caregiver for Prestige Properties. In addition to her parents she is survived by a daughter, KeLinda Sue Messenger; two sons, Kenneth Edsel Messinger and Kyle Jennings Messinger, all of Huntington; two sisters, Verhonda Sue Day of Huntington and Kelly Watts of Wayne, W.Va.; her grandmother, Mary Adkins of Huntington and several nieces and one nephew.
Letha Emaline Williamson
Letha Emaline Williamson, 79, of Ona passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services were be conducted Friday, July 23, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Emaline was born July 18, 1925, in Milton, a daughter of the late Noble and Lula Conner Neal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Williamson. She is survived by three sons, Keith Williamson, of Barboursville, James Williamson and Gail Williamson both of Tennessee; one daughter, Sherria Ball; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Ball of Milton. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Huntington at 1101 6th Ave. Huntington WV 25701.
Samuel Morrow Andrews
Samuel Morrow Andrews, 96, of Barboursville, passed away Friday, July 8, 2004, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Father Jim Sobus. He was born January 26, 1908, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Joseph Morton Andrews and Ann Morrow Andrews. He was a 33rd Degree Mason at the Syria Temple in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Matta Andrews and several nieces and nephews.
Randall D. Mercer
Randall D. “Randy” Mercer, 43, of Hurricane died Monday, July 12, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.
He was a truck driver for J.W. Sowards Trucking Company, Hurricane, a graduate of Hurricane High School with the class of 1979, and a member of the Bass Masters Fishing Club. He loved to work on the farm and fish.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey I. Mercer, paternal grandparents, Harrison and Connie Mercer, and maternal grandparents, Glenwood and Edith Hodges.
Surviving: mother, Sue Hodges Mercer of Hurricane; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Terry Neeley of Hurricane; brother, Jeffrey Mercer of Hurricane; niece, Kayla Neeley and nephew, Korey Neeley.
Service was held Friday, July 16, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Jim McGehee officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Alma Jean Withrow
Alma Jean Withrow, 74, of Nitro died July 12, 2004.
She was a Protestant and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Anna Silman, sisters, Christine Thomas, Darlus “Dot” Humphreys and Edith June Graham, and nephew, Hurshel L. “Henry” Thomas Jr.
Surviving: her husband of almost 55 years, Junior A. Withrow; son and his wife, Richard “Ric” and Arlene Withrow of Nitro; sister, Freda Mae Haverty of Nitro; grandson, Jeffery Jividen; nephews, Jim Humphreys and Greg Haverty; niece, Ann Jean Smithson; six great-nieces and two great-nephews.
Service was held Friday, July 16, 2004, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with Pastor Joe Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Red House.
L. Joanne Adams
L. Joanne Adams, 67, of Hampton, Virginia died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at home.
Born July 19, 1936 in Hurricane, she was the daughter of Hazel Virginia Sovine Billups of Hurricane and the late James Milford Billups.
She was an accountant by profession and an active member of Open Arms Southern Baptist Church, Hampton.
Surviving: husband, Ronald Lee Adams; sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark David and LeAnn Adams of Windermere, Florida and Todd Anthony Adams of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda Lynn Willis and Jeff of Early Branch, South Carolina, Lori Deanne Merdes and Ward of Fairbanks, Alaska, Joan Leslie Gallagher and Patrick of Hampton; brother, James Carroll Billups of Hurricane; 12 grandchildren.
Service was held Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Sand Hill Baptist Church near Varnville, South Carolina, with the Rev. David Drawdy and Chaplain Mary Barry. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery, Varnville. Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Hampton, was in charge of arrangements.
Ray R. Edwards
Ray R. Edwards, 76, of Hurricane died Thursday, July 15, 2004, following a long illness.
Born November 4, 1927, he was a son of the late Alfred O. and Lelia Bell Edwards.
He was retired from Union Carbide. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a lifetime member and past commander of VFW Post 9097. He was a former member of the Lion's Club of Hurricane and a Baptist.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Yvonne Hodges Edwards, brother, Woodrow Edwards, sisters, Audrey Purdy, Rosetta Thornton and Beulah Bird, and grandson, James S. Cook Jr.
Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Carol Joyce and James “Steve” Cook of Hurricane; sons and a daughter-in-law, Bobby R. Edwards of Crewe, Virginia, Billy A. and Judy Edwards of Amelia, Virginia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kermit and Anna Edwards of St. Albans, Clay and Jean Edwards of Scott Depot; sisters and a brother-in-law, Reba Bird of Hurricane, Doris and Bob Kelly Lerona; grandchildren, Stephanie Ann Cook of Hurricane, Jenny Sue Barker of Charleston, Christie D. Edwards of Hurricane, Jennifer Bradburry, Michael, Ray and Jr. R. Edwards, all of Amelia, Virginia; five great-grandchildren.
Service was held Monday, July 19, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Jim McGehee officiating. Burial was in the Hodges family cemetery, St. Albans.
Donna Lou Smith
Donna Lou Wick Smith, 62, of Eleanor, formerly of Bancroft, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at home following a short illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Putnam County, a homemaker and a retired partner of Charlie Smith Home Furnishings, Eleanor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy F. and Rebecca Runyon Wick, and a sister, Janice K. Cullifer.
Surviving: husband, Charles A. Smith; son, Douglas A. and his wife, Kimberly Smith of South Charleston; daughter, Lecia D. Smith of Logan; brother, Billy F. Wick of Bancroft; sister, Jackie Payne of Bancroft; granddaughter, Kaleigh Smith.
Service was held Monday, July 19, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Leroy Meadows officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor.
Raymond D. Williams
Raymond D. Williams, 77, of Eleanor died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Putnam General Hospital following a long illness.
He was retired from FMC with 48 years of service and was a Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving: wife, Genevieve Williams; son, Michael R. Williams of Eleanor; stepdaughter, Patricia McGaffee of Grove City, Ohio; stepsons, Michael Rutan of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Daniel Rutan of Marietta, Ohio; sister, Ruth Ann Crum of Annandale, Virginia; granddaughter, Angela Duffield of Winfield; great-grandson, Nicholas Duffield of Winfield.
Graveside service was held Monday, July 19, 2004, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, with the Rev. Denver Tucker officiating. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to your favorite charity.