Dorris Burke, 84, of Hurricane, died at home on Tuesday, March 8, 2005.
Formerly of Brewster, Neb., she was the wife of a lifelong rancher in the Nebraska Sand Hills. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Charleston.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jim Hanson of Hurricane; sisters, Vivian Alberts of Ainsworth, Neb., and Dorothy Vetter of Alliance, Neb.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Charleston. Private burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Charlene Gail Mount Cremeans Plantz
Charlene Gail Mount Cremeans Plantz, 57, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away Thursday day, March 3, 2005, at her residence Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Dallas Moore officiating.. Burial in Barker Cemetery, Cabell County, W.Va. She was born Feb. 28,1948, in Cabell County, W Va, a daughter of the late Herbert Franklin and Sylvia Ann Scarberry Mount. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Alvin Cremeans; her daughter, Kristie Ellen Cremeans; and two nieces, Cheryl “Pebbles” Sanders and Vicky Ellen Wellman Adkins. Survivors include her husband, John Plantz; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Walter Alvin Cremeans and Angel, Tony Albert Cremeans and his daughter Megan Nicole, and Rusty Edward Cremeans, all of Hurricane and Sanford Dale and Toni Lynn Cremeans and their children, Shawn and Kristie Ellen Cremeans and Jessica and Rusty Czerpak, all of Huntington; a daughter Christina Lea Cremeans and her children, Christopher and Savannah “Charlie” Fields of Florida; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Plantz and her children, Andrew, Kristie and Renee; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose “Peachie” Mount of Ottawa Lake, Mich., Irene Deedy and Jerry Wellman of Wayne, W.Va., and Sharon “Rusty” and Dave Wilson of Hernando Beach, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert Frankline “Duke” Mount Jr. and Juanita Mount of Dearborn, Mich; three nieces; five nephews; five grand-nieces; and five grand-nephews. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements.
Grace M. Coyner
Grace M. Coyner, 88, of Hurricane died Monday in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral Thursday, March 10, 2005, Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, burial in Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane.
John Allen Hudson
John Allen Hudson, 90 of Leon, husband of Rebecca Hudson, died Saturday, March 5, 2005 in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant; burial in Letart Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, New Haven.
Lillian Mitchell Knapp
Lillian Mitchell Knapp, widow of former West Virginia Senator Velmer K. Knapp, passed away following a short illness on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. She was born in Hurricane, W.Va, September 11, 1915, the daughter of Roscoe Edward and Mina Oxley Mitchell. Mrs. Knapp was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, where she was active in the Harmony Sunday School Class and served in many capacities for more than 50 years with the American Baptist Women. Mrs. Knapp was a graduate of Hurricane High School and Marshall University. She was a former home economics teacher at Hurricane High School. Mrs. Knapp is survived by her daughter, Melissa Knapp Thorner, grandson, Ben Thorner and his wife Lindsey Gilfillen Thorner, great-granddaughter. Molly Thorner and niece, Sara Morrison Bledsoe and her daughter, Ashlee Bledsoe. She was preceded in death by her sister, Naomi Mitchell Morrison. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Fred A. Radford
Fred A. Radford, 74, of Winfield, WVa., formerly of Charleston, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.
He was retired Southeastern Gas and Cabot Corp., both of Charleston. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charleston, member IOGA, and a graduate of Marshall University and West Virginia University. Fred was a veteran. Since his retirement, he has been involved with Radford Properties in Winfield, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alba C. and Hazel Bartels Radford.
Fred is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Carolyn Allen Richard; daughter, Holly S. Radford of Winfield, WVa.; sons and daughters-in-law, Andy and Mary Radford of Ashburn, Va., and Gregory and Summer Radford of South Charleston; brother, Phillip A. Radford of Simpsonville, S.C.; and grandchildren, Liza and Thomas Radford.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Dana L. Holter officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, WVa., was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests donations to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1423 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV, 25301. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was in charge of arrangements.
Gloria Barker Redman
Gloria Jean Barker Redman, 47, of Hurricane passed away March 7, 2005, at Putnam General Hospital.
She was a daycare provider and a 1975 graduate of St. Albans High School.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Reba Comer Barker; and her brothers, Arthur, William and Patrick Barker.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Thomas Redman.
Service were held Wednesday, March 9, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Harold F. Mynes
Harold F. Mynes, Sr., 85, of Hurricane, died Saturday March 5, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center, after a short illness.
He was a retired Local 301 ironworker and a member of Pleasant View Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Blanch Johnson Mynes; wife of 49 years, Mae Mynes, and stepson, James “Jack” Hedrick. He was the last of ten brothers and sisters.
Surviving are sons, H. Frank Mynes of Hurricane, Jerry and Donetta Mynes of St. Albans, Donald “Roger” and Carolyn Mynes of Hurricane, Ernest and Donna Mynes of Hurricane, Jackie and Karen Mynes of Akron, Ohio; daughter, Nancy and Don Frazier of Scott Depot; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 9 at Allen Funeral Home with Mr. Joe Kimble officiating. Burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery,
Lyonial Melvin Quentrill
Lyonial Melvin Quentrill, 57, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away suddenly Friday, March 4, 2005.
He was employed by Ted Lansing Corp., Nitro, and was a former employee of Dunbar Building Products, Cross Lanes, WVa.
He was a veteran. He was a loving husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Melvin and Arbutus Louise McCallister Quentrill.
Lyonial is survived by his loving wife, Barbara J. Fletcher Quentrill, loving daughter, Ashley Danielle Quentrill of Hurricane, W.Va.; sisters, Cathy Brannon of Mansfield, Texas, and Doris Searls of Hurricane, WVa.; brother, Les Quentrill of Claracona, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, Teays Valley, with Pastor Bruce Young officiating. Burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, WVa.
Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, WVa., was in charge of arrangements.
Cynthia L. Young
Ms. Cynthia L. Young, 46, of St. Albans passed away March 8, 2005, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Young was preceded in death by her father, James Thomas Young.
She is survived by her mother, Florence Christy of St. Albans; sister, Debbie Poole of Chapmanville; and brother, Bruce Young of Red House. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services 2 p.m.. Thursday, March 10, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Gatens-Harding Funeral home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Dexter “Tab” Yocum Jr.
Mr. Dexter “Tab” Yocum, Jr., 80, of Scott Depot died March 1, 2005, at his home.
Born Feb. 22, 1925, in Kayford, he was the son of the late Dexter Sr. and Eunice Yocum.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Florence Sevy Yocum.
He was a retired operator from Bethlehem Steel and was a member of both St. John United Methodist Church,. Scott Depot, and Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stony Bottom. He was a 50-year member of Boone Masonic Lodge 162, Whitesville, Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston, and VFW Post 4595. He served his country with the United States Army, during World War II, having seen five combats and earning five battle stars. He also participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Tab and Florence spent seven to eight months a year at the camp he loved so dearly in Stony Bottom.
Surviving are his daughter, Donna Yocum Burchett and her husband, Jim, of Houston, Texas; his granddaughters, Lisa Burchett DeCoster of Katy, Texas, and Candace Rosu of Montclair, N.J; his great-grandchildren, Abbey, Andre and Jacob; step-mother, Beatrice Workman; sister, Billie Jean Burgraph; and his faithful companion, Cindy.
Services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at St. John, United Methodist Church, Scott Depot, with Dr. Martin H. Hallett officiating. Burial followed with military honors and Masonic in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. John Untied Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560; or to Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stony Bottom, Cass, WV, 24927.