Myrtle Ann Tenney
Myrtle Ann Tenney, 57, of Rock Branch died March 16, 2005, at Putnam General Hospital.
She was a registered nurse with various Kanawha Valley hospitals and enjoyed camping, fishing and the great outdoors.
Surviving: Glen Wilt; son, Joseph Rogers of Buffalo; daughter, Priscilla Thornton of Benton, Louisiana; brothers, Lloyd Collins of Charleston and James Collins Jr. of Newton; sisters, Sandra Fleck of Walton and Dottie; five grandchildren.
There was no formal service. Her body was donated to research. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was in charge of arrangements.
Doyle Boggess Sr.
Doyle Boggess Sr., 73, of Nitro died Monday, March 21, 2005, after a short illness.
He was born January 20, 1932 in Charleston, the son of the late Dempsey and Mary Bowyer Boggess. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Jim.
He was the former owner of Nitro Supermarket. After selling the supermarket, he was associated with Heck's Department Store. He later returned to the Nitro Supermarket where he continued to work with his friend, Andre Haikal until his recent illness. He enjoyed hunting and spending time at his place in Pocahontas County.
Surviving: his loving wife of 45 years, Glenda Browning Boggess; sons, Steve and wife, Linda, of Clay, Jarrell and wife, Joyce, of Logan, Doyle Jr. and companion, Pat Shaffer, of Charleston; daughter, Kim Morgan and fiancee, Peter Torrico, of Beckley; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Jerry, both of St. Albans; sisters, Cleo Cobb of Dunbar, Bonnie Eickhoff and Carol Conley, both of Washington; a host of relatives, friends and neighbors.
Service was held Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Gail Medley and Rev. Robert Boggess officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be sent to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Charles W. Brown
Charles W. Brown, 60, of Poca died March 26, 2005, in Putnam General Hospital.
He was a former employee of American Viscose and Graphically Speaking in Charleston, and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving: wife, Marjorie Brown; sons, Ronald Brown of Poca and David Brown of Hurricane; three grandchildren.
At his request there was no service. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Homer L. Thomas Sr.
Homer L. Thomas Sr., 80, of Nitro died March 25, 2005.
He was a Christian, retired from Monsanto with 37 years of service, and Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Nitro Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, Beni Kedem Temple, and the VFW.
Surviving: his wife of 60 years, Iva Mae Thomas; sons, Homer L. Thomas Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Nitro, and James Okey Thomas and wife, Sherri, of St. Albans; sisters, Eva Linkous of Culloden and Emma Hawley of Poca; brother, Ernest Thomas of Rock Branch; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Service was held Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest memorial Gardens, Red House.
Maude Sowards Peters, 87, of Hurricane died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at home following a brief illness.
She was retired from Heck's Department Store and a lifelong resident of Hurricane.
She was the wife of the late Williams s. Peters. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Zella Forth Sowards, both of Hurricane. She was born April 1, 1917 in Hurricane the seventh of eleven children. She was a devoted Christian and involved with Calvary Apostolic Church.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Zelma Erwin, Nellie Forbush, Gladys Sowards, Agnes Sowards, Thelma Johnson, Ollie Fredritz, Rosemary Sowards, Ernest Sowards, James Sowards, and Paul Sowards.
Surviving: children, Gloria Hensley and Dewey, Carrie “Margie” Stanley and Landon and C. Douglas Peters and Carma; grandchildren, Stuart Sowards, Jennifer McLain, H. Douglas Peters, an Ian Peters; great-granddaughters, Abigail Sowards and Alexis McLain; many special nieces and nephews, and devoted caregivers.
Service was held Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Calvary Apostolic Church, Hurricane, with the Rev. Robert Forbush and the Rev. Ronald Bates officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be sent to Calvary Apostolic Church, PO Box 245, Hurricane WV 25526.
Clarence E. Riffee
Clarence Edward “Eddie” Riffee, 67, of Red House died March 26, 2005, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born June 7, 1937 in Given. He was in business as a dealer in fur, roots and recycling for the last 35 years. he was retired from FMC, Nitro, with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Kanawha Valley Masonic Lodge No. 36.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Nikki Ann Riffee, and parents, Okey and Malina Casto Riffee.
Surviving: his wife of 47 years, Ann workman Riffee; adopted grandson, Brandon J. Riffee of Cross Lanes; sister, Becky Lee Jividen of prospect, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews.
Service was held Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastors Wayne Hooper and James Kessick officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest memorial Gardens, Red House with Masonic rites.
John T. Kirk
John T. Kirk, 87, of Huntington, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 24, 2005 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor D.L. Webb. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born April 27, 1917, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late John and Vernia Glenn Kirk. He was a retired truck driver from B&B Motor Freight Line, and a lifetime member of Teamsters Local #505. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Marie Mays Kirk, and one son, Bobby Kirk. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jo and Jerry Chafin of Maryland; one son, Ronald Kirk of Huntington; two step-sons, Charles Mays and his wife, Crystal, of Huntington and Lonnie Owens of Proctorville, Ohio; several grandchildren, including J.W. Chafin of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Afghanistan and several great-grandchildren.
Nola Evelyn Templeton
Nola Evelyn Templeton, 58, of Milton died Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at home. Survivors include two sons, L. Keith Templeton and Kevin D. Templeton, both of Milton; one daughter, Kathy Setliff of Milton; three brothers, Gary Call of Huntington, Lary Call of Hurricane and Vernon Call of St. Albans; four sisters, Wanda McCallister of Ona, Pauline Faranti and Mary Lou Dailey, both of Culloden, and Barbara Vaughn of Red House; and seven grandchildren, Brandi, Tia, Blaine, Casey, Kendall, Kelsi and Mikey. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of arrangements.
Lambert “Bert” Bledsoe Jr.
Lambert “Bert” Bledsoe, Jr., 81, of St. Mary's, Ga., formerly of Barboursville, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 21, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Bill Davis and Pastor Pete Davidson. Entombment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born June 19, 1923, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Lambert and Nancy Ann Rayburn Bledsoe. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Alley Bledsoe; three sisters, Goldie Day, Violet Wagner and Ruby McCallister; and two brothers, Charles and Edgar Bledsoe. He was retired from AK Steel, was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bill White of Ashland, Ky., and Kathie and Harold Fortner of St. Mary's Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Charlotte Bledsoe of LaGrange, Ohio; one stepson and his wife, John and Donna Pinkerman of Lesage; one sister, Emily Smith of Barboursville; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington
James Booth “Jim” Dawson
James Booth “Jim” Dawson, 73, of Huntington, passed away March 22, 2005, at home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 25, 2005, at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church by Dr. David Lemming and Dr. Tim Yates. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born May 22, 1931, in Kenova, WV, a son of the late William Lincoln Dawson and Leora Mae Booth Dawson. He was president and co-owner of Dawson-Thompson Oil Company, a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church since 1959, where he was a former deacon and served in several offices of the church, a member of WV OMEGA (Oil Jobbers and Grocers Association). He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Dawson. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Grimes Dawson; one daughter, Debra Stephens of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law Mike and Beverly Dawson of Barboursville; one uncle and aunt, Denny and Lucy Booth of Charleston; three grandchildren, Brandon Stephens, Brooke Dawson and Kacie Dawson; one great-granddaughter, Alexandria. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. - Proverbs 11:30”
Janet Caudill, 63, of Barboursville passed away Thursday, March 24, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 26, 2005 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Jarrold Lanham. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born November 16, 1941, in Barboursville, a daughter of the late Noah Bates and Amanda Fletcher Bates. She was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church and an employee of Stationers. She is survived by her husband, James Caudill; one son, Trent Collins of Huntington; one daughter, Shelly Bias of Salt Rock; two sisters, Anna Gregg of Holland, Mich., and Wilda Shephard of Barboursville; two brothers, Harry Bates of Lesage, Joe Bates of Barboursville; and three grandsons.
Kenneth Don Coovert
Kenneth Don Coovert, 24, of Barboursville, passed away Monday, March 21, 2005, in Lewis County, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Bobby G. Belcher. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Garden, Barboursville. He was born January 9, 1981, in Huntington, a son of Diania Belcher of Barboursville and Conard Coovert of Ocala, Fla. He was a graduate of Cabell Midland High School and was an employee of Brand Scaffolding. He is survived by one sister, Samantha “Sissy” Coovert of Barboursville; a half brother, Conard Coovert II of Ocala, Fla.; his maternal grandparents, Myrtle and Kenneth Belcher of Barboursville; his paternal grandparents, Betty Coovert and the late Donald Coovert of Ocala, Florida; his aunts and uncles, Ernie and Pamela Stollings of Ona, Lisa and Anthony Brumfield of Chapmanville; Cathy Smith Rorrer of Barboursville, Jerry and Cindy Beckett of Barboursville, Larry and Joanna Coovert of Orlando and Mary Lou Coovert of Alabama; several cousins, Toni Le, Darren Stollings, Christopher Smith, Brea Rorrer Ashton and Nicholas Brumfield, Laura Beckett, Renee, Christy Jordan, Sunny and Ashley, James Brian, Travis and Donald; and special friends. Pallbearers were Darin Paschall, Eric Paschall, Chris Legg, Mike McCormick, Colt Richard and Justin Tidd. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Brumfield, Darren Stollings and Chris Smith.
Carlos Eaves, 62, of Catlettsburg, Ky., formerly of Barboursville passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Bethlehem United Baptist Church by the Rev. David Cardwell. Burial in Eaves Family Cemetery. He born February 1, 1943, in Branchland, W.Va., a son of Ardith Walker Eaves of Branchland and the late, Roy Eaves. He is survived by his wife, Margie Williamson Eaves; one daughter, Amanda Terry of West Hamlin; one son, Carlton Eaves of Barboursville; one sister, Mary Spitler of Chesapeake; three brothers, Marshall, Wayman and Odell Eaves; three grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Agnes Jones
Mary Agnes Jones, 79, of Madison Heights, Mich., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Funeral services conducted Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Ferrell Rood officiating. Burial in Neal Cemetery, Milton. She was born December 19, 1925, a daughter of the late Rev. Perry U. and Lillie Ann Rood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Jones; daughter, Linda Jones; four brothers and four sisters. Mary was a Baptist by faith. She is survived by two brothers, Jonothan M. Rood of Springfield, Tenn., and Ferrell M. Rood of Zaleski, Ohio, and three sisters, Helen Wetherholt of Florida, Dorothy A. Rood of Wellston, Ohio and Naomi Hope Ratliff of Oak Hill, W.Va.
Rebecca Friend Chandler
Mrs. Rebecca Friend Chandler, 58, of Barboursville, WV, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at her residence. She was born July 18, 1945, in Huntington, WV, a daughter of Samuel A. Turman of Huntington and the late Nancy Stapleton Turman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Donald Chandler Jr. Additional survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Marie Chandler of Barboursville; a son and daughter-in-law, James Dustin and Camille Chandler of Milton; a brother and sister-in-law, Samuel A. Turman Jr. and wife Laura of Huntington; two grandchildren, Robert Scott Chandler-Toler of Barboursville and Rebecca Lynn Chandler of Milton; two step-grandchildren, Brian and Lora Harmon of Prichard, WV; an aunt, Phyllis Stapleton of Huntington and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
James Louis Thompson Jr.
James Louis Thompson, Jr., 75, of Milton, widower of Lou Emma Thompson, died Friday, March 25, 2005, in St Mary's Medical Center. Funeral 1 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.