Joseph Patrick Togger
Joseph Patrick Togger, 24, of Scott Depot died August 16, 2004.
He was a graduate of Winfield High School and currently an honor student at Marshall University, where he was working toward a degree in business. He was also a member of Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane, and a member of the National Honor Society. He excelled in basketball, baseball and golf. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Surviving: father and mother, Joseph Phillip and Sharon Togger of Scott Depot; brother, Matthew Togger at Marshall University; sisters, Elizabeth Togger of Roanoke, Virginia, Catherine and Rebekah Togger at home; paternal grandparents, Alfred J. and Barbara H. Togger of Prince George, Virginia; maternal grandparents, Lewis D. and Patricia A. Jessie of Forest Hills, Kentucky; several aunts, uncles and a host of cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, August 19, 2004 at the Catholic Church of the Ascension with the Rev. Father Neil Buchlein as celebrant. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara A. Warner
Barbara A. Warner, 71, of Nitro died August 17, 2004, in CAMC General Hospital.
She was a former nurse's aide for St. Francis Hospital, Thomas Memorial Hospital and Riverside Nursing Home.
Surviving: husband, Owens Cleo Warner; sisters, Patsy King of Rock Branch, Rowena Pickens and Virginia Deal, both of Nitro; brother, James Goodwin of Nitro; a host of nieces and nephews.
Service was held Thursday, August 19, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Curtis Bauske officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
David W. Mosley
David Wayne Mosley, 45, of Buffalo died Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at home following a short illness.
He was a construction contractor and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oakley “John” and Edith Chambliss Mosley.
Survivors: wife, Robin Mosley; daughters, Brandy Mosley of Buffalo, Rose Robinson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rachelle Woods of Pasadena, Maryland; sister, Cathy Mosley of Parkers Lake, Kentucky; brothers, Joe and John Mosley, both of Bowling Green, Kentucky; aunts and uncles, numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements. The body was cremated.
Leona Laura Miller
Leona Laura Miller, 71, of Hurricane died Tuesday, August 17, 2004, after a long illness.
She was a member of the Laywell Church of Christ and was co-founder and charter member of the Hurricane Civic Chorus.
She was preceded in death by her paretns, Carl and jewell Burdette, and brothers, Robert, Billy and Gerald.
Surviving: husband, Hubert; children, Irma Ruby Abshire and husband, Mike, of South Charleston, Steve Miller and wife, Sherry, of Hurricane, Russell Miller of Tornado, and Kenneth Miller and wife, Dawneda of Culloden; seven grandchildren, Jeramie Childress, Crystal Mahon, Brandon Booker, Chalen Patterson, Lindsay Pierce, Kyle Abshire and Ryan Abshire; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Davy Burdette of Culloden, Phil Burdette of West Salem, Ohio, Boyd Burdette fo Culloden, Max Burdette of Columbus, Ohi, and Gene Burdette of Huntington.
Service was held Friday, August 20, 2004, at Laywell Church of Christ with Evangelist Darrell Bledsoe officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Sydna Mae McClung
Sydna Mae McClung, 88, of Hurricane died August 18, 2004 at Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane, after a long illness.
Born may 21, 1916 in Alcott, she was the daughter of the late L.B. “Bun” and Surilda Hudson. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Richard “Rick” Duff.
She was a retired retail manager from Buddy Dale hat Shop. She was a Christian and attended Freewill Baptist Church, Ruth.
Surviving: daughter, Shirley Ann Pruden Duff of Hurricane; sisters, Barbara Dean-Parsons of South Charleston, Louise Caruthers of Hurricane, and Juanita Williams of Marmet; brother, Raymond Hudson of Ruth; grandchildren, Tina Renee Crawford of Valrico, Florida, Randall Duff of Cary, North Carolina, and Kevin Duff of Protcorville, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Christina Crawford, Brandon Crawford and Dalton Duff, her many friends at Broadmore Assisted Living.
Service was held Saturday, August 21, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Morton Estep officating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Denver Searls, 68, of Hurricane died August 19, 2004, at home.
He was born July 19, 1936 on the same property he died on.
He had worked for the South Putnam PSD for 23 years when had had to take a medical retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Madge King Searls.
Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, Denver Lee and Cheryl Searls of Hurricane; three grandchildren, Justin, Brittany and Meghan; sisters, Elizabeth Jordan of Hurricane, Pauline Davis of Pocaand Belle Bird of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; brothers, Melvin Searls of Hamlin and Mickey Searls of Hurricane.
Service was held Sunday, August 22, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Ron Brewer officiating. Burial was in the Searls family cemetery, Hurricane.
Nathaniel Lee Spears
Nathaniel Lee Spears, 9, of Barboursville, son of Jamey and Betty Collins Spears, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, August 19, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 21, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville by Pastor Carl Merritt, Pastor James Jobe, Pastor Brad Toney and Rev. Richard Black. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born on May 31, 1995 in Huntington. He was a third grade student at Davis Creek Elementary School. He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandfather, Oscar Harden; maternal great-grandfather, Estel McCoy, maternal great-grandparents, Arthur Collins and Lucy Vaughn. He is also survived by one sister, Lydia Spears and one brother, Issac Spears, both at home; paternal grandparents, Mark and Monica Spears of Barboursville; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Dorothy Collins of North Port, Fla.; paternal great-grandparents, Lonnie and Eva Mae Spears of Barboursville; paternal great grandmother, Josephine Harden of Culloden; maternal great-grandmother, Sarah McCoy of North Port, Fla.; and a host of family and friends.
William Sanford Bryant
William Sanford Bryant, 59 of Barboursville, W.Va., died Monday, August 16, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service were held Thursday, August 19, 2004 at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Jack Borders officiating. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born January 4, 1945, in Miami, Fla., a son of the late Sanford Benjamin Bryant. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired machinist with American Electric Power. He is survived by two daughters, Misty Woodell of Culloden, W.Va., and Kristy Keiffer of St. Albans, W.Va.; a son, William Benjamin Bryant of Barboursville, W.Va.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Susan Miller of Chesapeake, Ohio. Beard Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Sara Bryanne Coleman
Sara Bryanne Coleman, 18, of Milton went to be with the Lord Monday, August 16, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 19, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. She was born November 7, 1985, in Huntington, a daughter of Tim and Theresa G. Douglas Coleman of Milton. She was a graduate with high honors from Cabell Midland High School. She was a member of the Children's Teaching Academy and the Second Guyandotte Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Raymond Coleman. In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Charles and Evelyn Douglas of Ona, paternal grandmother, Josephine Coleman of Huntington; two brothers, Josh Coleman and Ben Coleman of Milton; special aunts and uncles, Debra and Greg Hesson of Ona, Dan and Liese Coleman of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; special cousins, Chad, Misty and Leeann; and a host of special friends and relatives.
Oscar W. “Buster” Keaton
Oscar W. “Buster” Keaton, 90, of Milton passed away Monday, August 16, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born November 13, 1913, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late William C. and Garnet Bonar Keaton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Glenn Keaton; two brothers, Creath L. and Floyd Keaton; and one sister, Hazel Kirtley. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from Blenko Glass, as well as a self-employed farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Janet Newsome and Peggy Black, both of Milton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, William Darrell Keaton and Donald and Margie Keaton, all of Milton; two grandsons, Michael Sowards and Jimmy Black, both of Milton, and two great-grandsons.
John “PaPoo” Linvllle
John “PaPoo” Linville, 87, of Barboursville, W.Va, passed from this life to his new home in heaven on Aug. 21, 2004, at home. Funeral service were conducted Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Elmwood Baptist Church by Pastor Rick Glass. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. He was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Gilbert, W.Va., a son of the late Hayes and Rebecca Stowers Linville. John was a faithful member of Elmwood Baptist Church. He worked construction and retired from C & 0 Railway, Barboursville Shops. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Linville and Sarah Louise Craddock; one brother, D. Wilson Linville; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Leona Gothard and Lester “Babe” Stewart, and Lyle Gothard. He is survived by his wife of 63 years and nine months, Lenora Gothard Linville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Dennis Herrenkohl; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sharon Linville, all of Barboursville; and his six beloved grandchildren, spouses and 13 great-grandchildren, Stanley and Amy Herrenkohl and their sons, Brock, Hunter and Grant of Barboursville, Suzanne (Linville) and Herb Talkington and their children Jake, Elizabeth and Katy of Greensboro, N.C., Sandra (Herrenkohl) and Matt Carpenter and their sons, Cross and Cais of Ashville, N.C, Scott Linville and his children Mykenzie and Austin of Barboursville, Amanda (Linville) and Pat Hansen and their children, Tori and J.D. of Conyers, Ga, and Lt Shad and Amy Herrenkohl and their son Walker of Oklahoma City, Okla.. He is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Frank and Elene Gothard Spurlock, Mary Ann Gothard and Lewis Gothard, all of Barboursville, and many nieces and nephews who loved “Uncle John,” very much. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Josephine A. Soho
Mrs. Josephine A. Soho, 89, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Thursday, August 19, 2004, in St Mary's Medical Center. She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Carnegie, Pa., a daughter of the late Lui and Lucy D. Vivitori Bonomi. She was a homemaker and belonged to Barboursville Senior Citizens and Ladies Philoptochos of St. George Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Andy Soho, in 1993. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Alex Skirpan of Barboursville and Dolores J. “Dee” and David Butler of Huntington; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church; burial in All Saints Polish National Cemetery, Carnegie, Pa. Trisagion service was held Sunday at Henson Mortuary. Donations may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at timeformemory.com/henson.
Marshall William Jeffers
Marshall William Jeffers, of Lesage, W Va, died Aug. 21, 2004, at his residence after a long illness. He was born Dec. 14, 1947, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late William Marshall Steinbrecher and Pauline Hillman. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Thacker, and grandmother, Nora Eplin. He was retired from AC&F Manufacturing, Huntington. He is survived by his son, Jason B. Jeffers of Lesage, W.Va.; daughter, Cassie Cain (Roy Jr.) of Culloden, W.Va.; grandchildren, Austin Jeffers, Emily Cain and Blake Cain; former wife Sharon L Jeffers of Hurricane, W.Va.; and companion, Rosie Beach of Huntington. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Chelcie Gibson officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park Milton W.Va. Donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. beardfuneralhome.com.
Bonnie Marie Siders Harless
Bonnie Marie Siders Harless, 92, of Cambridge, Ohio, formerly @f Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in Cambridge. She was born Oct. 6, 1911, in Monroe County, WVa, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Lou Long Siders. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manford Harless; four sons, Denny Robert, James Monroe, Billy Lee and Harold Gene Harless; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Hannah Siders and Mattie Litchfield; four brothers, Elmer, Dennis, Charles Lee and Charles Alien Siders. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Roselie Harless of Cambridge, Ohio, and Vernon and Mary Helen Harless of Louisville, Ky.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Lou Rowe of Parma, Ohio, Carrie and Robert Lemon of Huntington and Mattie Matchett of Dickerson, Texas; one brother, John Siders of Bidwell, Ohio; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia Ruth and Bill Kinnaird of Hogsett, W.Va., and Doshie Mae Sydenstricker of Point Pleasant, WVa.; 18 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Bloomingdale-Salem Baptist Church, Barboursville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Paul Day. Burial in Baylous Cemetery.
Amelia Eaton Adkins
Mrs. Amelia Eaton Adkins, a member of the Buford Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, died August 17, 2004 in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was 89 and had been a member of the Buford Chapter NSDAR since 1985.
Amelia spent most of her adult life researching through records to document families in Wayne County. Before she moved to Virginia in 1989, she made her research materials available to the Buffalo Middle School in Wayne County. The collection includes family histories; vital records from Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky; worksheets, books, newspaper articles, census records, cemetery citations and genealogical quarterlies. These resources have enabled many young people to search their family tree ancestors.
Mrs. Adkins' survivors include one son, Ronald Adkins, and daughter-in-law Jeanette Bowen Adkins, also a member of the Buford Chapter, NSDAR. They reside in Tacoma, Washington.