Teresa Dawn Cooper
Teresa Dawn Cooper, 58, of Milton, widow of Ronald E. Cooper, died Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at home. Graveside services were held Saturday, February 12, 2005 at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Arrangements by Heck Funeral Home, Milton.
Nancy Donat, 54, of Dallas, Ga., formerly of Huntington passed away February 3, 2005, at home. Memorial services were conducted Saturday, February 12, 2005, at Freedom Baptist Church by Rev. Kim Stone. She was born December 28, 1951, in Milton, W.Va., a daughter of Louis Childers of Barboursville and Bobby Barber of Milton. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Charlie Barber. She is also survived by her stepmother, Shirley Childers; two sons, Lee Adkins of Manassas, Va., and Marty Adkins of Florida; five sisters, Lisa Stanley of Jackson Ga., Melanie Stutzan of Nebraska, Ann Swann of Milton, Tammy Spurlock and Robin Johnson both of Barboursville; one brother, Buddy Childers of Barboursville; one granddaughter, Courtney Adkins of Manassas, Va., and special caregiver, Edward Donat.
Leola Faye McClain
Leola Faye McClain, 76, of Milton, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2005. Public graveside funeral service were conducted on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Barboursville, by the Rev. Steve Grimes. Burial followed. Faye was born May 20, 1928, in Hamlin, W.Va., a daughter of the late James and Dora A. Hazelett Tooley. She was a retired clerk with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McClain Sr., and a daughter, Dora Jean McClain. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. McClain Jr. and wife Eileen of Milton; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Garry Hall of Wellston, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Lauren Kelsey Hall of Athens, Ohio. Faye also has four sisters and one brother surviving. They are Norma Harrison, Harriett Matthews, Marie Gifford-Eich and James Tooley all from Huntington and Jackie Legg from Sarasota, Fla. and many nieces and nephews. She had many special friends through the years and touched all who knew her. She was an avid Marshall fan, especially Marshall football. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Hospice of Huntington, The American Cancer Society or Green Acres Regional Center. Also, our special thanks and appreciation for her wonderful care goes to Wayne Continuous Care. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington was in charge of arrangements.
Gary A. Sheets
Gary A. Sheets, 32, of Milton, son of Wayne and Edna Foster Sheets of Milton, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 12, 2005 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Ronald O. O'Dell
Ronald O. O'Dell, 81, of Milton, W.Va., passed away Monday, February 7, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 10, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by the Rev. T.J. DuBose. Entombment in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born February 5, 1924, in Bruce, W.Va., a son of the late Lewis W. and Bessie Corbett O'Dell. He was retired from the State of West Virginia Insurance Commission, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Vivian Herold O'Dell; one daughter and son-in-law, Ronna O. and Kenneth J. Clark of Milton, W.Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Joan O'Dell of Milton, W.Va.; two grandsons, Bryan M. O'Dell and his wife, Erin, and Rickie Clark; one great-grandson, Alec; and a host of family, friends, neighbors, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Milton Baptist Church, Milton, WV, or Hospice of Huntington, Box 464, Huntington.
Jerry Daniel Withrow
Jerry Daniel Withrow, 62, of Milton, died Monday, February 7, 2005 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar; burial in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Josephine Blake, 80, of Ona, WV, died Sunday, February 6, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by the Rev. James Dailey. Burial in Union Ridge Cemetery. She was born November 26, 1924, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Willie and Florence Tincher Holley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Blake Jr., two brothers, Bob and Willard, and three sisters, Cornelia, Zadie and Maxine. She is survived by five children, Billy and Judy Blake of Barboursville, Helen Dean and Mike Clagg of Milton, Bobby and Carla Blake, Betty and Keith Jeffers and Brian Blake, all of Ona; four brothers, Emory, Chester, Fred and Paul; one sister, Nora Mae; 16 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Kevin Jeffers, Billy Blake Jr., Bruce Dean, Timmy Blake, William Blake and Justin Shull.
Olen T. Harper
Olen T. Harper, 82, of Barboursville passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2005. Funeral service were conducted Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at Harper Memorial Church, Harmony, W.Va., by Dr. Ed Grant. Burial in Harper Family Cemetery. He was born May 12, 1922, in Higby, W.Va., a son of the late Thomas O. and Dixie McCrosky Harper. He was a funeral director for more than 60 years, and a founder of the former Hess & Harper Funeral Home, Clendenin, W.Va., and was an employee of the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, since 1966. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the I.O.O.F, Huntington. He is survived by his wife, Madeline Carey Wallace Harper; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Larry and Carolyn Harper of Burlington, N.C., and Kim and Patricia Harper of Danville, W.Va.; one sister, Virginia Johnson of Tell City, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Mattill and Virginia Carey; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, Barboursville, or the Harper Memorial Church, Harmony, W.Va. Military graveside services conducted by Post 61 American Legion, Clendenin, W.Va.
Gladys Hager Wintz Hume
Gladys Hager Wintz Hume, 91, of Huntington, formerly of Lesage, entered peaceably into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, February 6, 2005, in Heritage Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 10, 2005, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Keith Watters officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Pea Ridge, Huntington. She was born March 6, 1913, in Lincoln County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Woody and Roxie Hager. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Irvin Wintz and Dennis Hume; and one son, Dale Wintz. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon K. and Odell Bellomy of Midkiff; one son, Ronald Wintz of Huntington; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Charles E. Hill Jr.
Charles E. “Skeebo” Hill Jr., 48, of Hometown died January 29, 2005, of injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was born June 26, 1956 in South Charleston, the son of Charles Hill Sr. and the late Mary Jane Barnett Hill of Hometown.
He was the supervisor of transportation for the Putnam County Board of Education with 27 1/2 years of service. He was a member of Wilkinson Memorial United Methodist Church, Hometown. He was a firefighter for the Bancroft Fire Department. He was a legion member of the Nitro Moose Lodge and a member of the Beast Of The East Boating Association and an avid boater.
Surviving: wife, Debbie Gibson Hill; daughters, Jessica Hill of Southern Pines, North Carolina and Lindsay Hill of Supply, North Carolina; stepson, Anthony Scott of Hometown; step-daughters, Samantha Scott and Sarah Scott, at home; grandson, Riley Hill of Supply; a host of family and friends.
Service was held Saturday, February 5, 2005, at Winfield High School. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Patricia J. Armentrout
Patricia Jean Armentrout, 70, of Poca died February 4, 2005, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Raymond City Community Church and the Christian Motorcycle Association. She was also a former employee of Poca Super Market.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce E. Armentrout.
Surviving: daughter, Barbara Jean and husband, James May, of Poca; sister, Betty Meadows of Poca; brother, Morris Cowley of Nitro; grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Hatfield and husband, Greg, of St. Albans, Wendi Leigh Kenworthy and husband, Paul, of Culloden, Bruce Wayne Jones and wife, Renee, of Poca, Doug May and wife, Jamie, of Poca; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Justin, Emily, Morgan, Micah, Max, Jayla and Timmy.
Service was held Sunday, February 6, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca. Burial was in Hughes Cemetery, Nitro.
Dorothy Mae Null
Dorothy Mae Null, 73, of Hometown died February 3, 2005, in Teays Valley Center.
She was a loving and devoted Christian wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Null, and sons, Roy Maxey Null and David Null.
Surviving: children, Richard Null and wife, Dottie, of Kannapolis, North Carolina, Charlotte Buoy and husband, John, of Winfield, Mike Null, Randy Null, and Annette Null, all of Hometown; grandchildren, Mamie Buoy and Stella Buoy, both of Winfield, and Dakota Null of Hometown.
Service was held Monday, February 7, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Paul Arthur officiating. Burial was in New Antioch Cemetery, Red House.
Elozine E. Johnson
Elozine Edwards Johnson, 71, of Hurricane died February 6, 2005, at Lincoln Continuous Care Center, Hamlin.
She was born April 15, 1933 to the late Samuel and Edna Mynes Edwards. She was retired from Putnam County Schools.
Surviving: son, Rick Edwards of Hurricane; brothers, Ray Edwards of Culloden and David Edwards and wife, Kay of Scott Depot; sister, Inez Bird and husband, Lee, of Hurricane; uncle, Harold Mynes of Hurricane; nephews, Bob Bird and wife, Nikki, Keith Edwards and wife, Julie, and Scott Edwards; niece, Melanie Jacobsen and husband, Brendt; special friends, Kathy Joyce and Regina Francis, and her best friend and faithful companion, Tiny.
Service was held Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jim McGehee officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Jesse D. McClanahan
Jesse D. McClanahan, 42, of Poca died February 3, 2005.
He was an iron worker for Local No. 301, an Army veteran and an organ donor.
Surviving: wife, Juanita J. McClanahan; children, Caleb and Dylan McClanahan, both at home, and Terry McClanahan of Hometown; parents. Robert “Bob” and Brenda McClanahan of Poca; brother, Bobby McClanahan of Bluefield.
Memorial service was held Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at the Lovejoy Cemetery, Poca. Military honors were presented by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jesse D. McClanahan Trust Fund, c/o People Credit Union, 419 First Avenue, Nitro WV 25143.
Gary Lester Newton
Gary Lester Newton, 60, of Huntington, passed away February 1, 2005. He was born December 2, 1944, in Ansted, W.Va., a son of Alma Sheaves Newton of Huntington and the late Clifford Newton. Also surviving are two sisters, Norma Brizendine and Ina Byrd; one brother, Rick Newton; several nieces and nephews and one special friend, Lillian Hardesty. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Ronnie Leland Nash
Ronnie Leland Nash, 60, of Barboursville, went home to be with the Lord on January 31, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 3, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Carl Vallance. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born November 6, 1944, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Julia Bias Roach and the grandson of the late Emarilla Bias. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Herise Workman Nash; two daughters, Nicole and Tina and one granddaughter, Jade, the apple of his eye; brother, Danny Nash; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Charles Walker, Peggy and Randy Adkins and Janet Hope. He was a devoted husband, father, and papa who is loved and will be missed.
Raymond Hicks, 80, of Salt Rock, died Sunday, January 30, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor James Jobe. Burial in Forest Memorial Park Milton. He was born June 22, 1924, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Vernil and Essie Cremeans Hicks. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Winford and Herman Hicks. He was retired from Cabell Huntington Hospital, was a member of Rock of Ages Baptist Church and was a veteran of the US Army serving in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Lora Legrande Hicks; one daughter, Angie Pitts and her husband, Mike of South Point, Ohio; four sons, Allen Hicks and his wife, Joyce, of Barboursville, Montie Hicks and his wife, Teresa, of Salt Rock, Randy Hicks and his wife, JoAnna, of Fayetteville, N.C, and Steven Hicks and his son, Matthew, of Salt Rock; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
B. Maxine Coleman
B. Maxine Coleman, 74 of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev. Paul Meadows officiating. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. She was born September 30, 1930, in Hamlin, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Maxie and Juanita Mae Scites. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Eugene Scites, her husband, Clyde Coleman Jr. and Keith L. Arthur. Maxine was a graduate of Huntington East High School Class of 1948. She began her work career at Mootz's Bakery and went on to serve as County Clerk and Magistrate at the Cabell County Court House. She retired in 2001 with 26 years of service as a secretary for United Steelworkers of America Local 40. She was a member of Barboursville Church of Christ. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory Eugene and Donna Coleman of Athens, W.Va., and Jerry Allen and Christine Coleman of Milton, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Kattie Marie Walters and her husband Donnie of Barboursville, W.Va., Curtis Max Coleman and Carlie Mae Coleman both of Milton, W.Va.; a great-grandson, Cole Landon Walters and daughter-in-law, Mona Lisa Cooper Jordan. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Patricia Workman for her loving care and dedication to Maxine and also to Hospice of Huntington for the care and concern given to Maxine by the nurses and staff. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Huntington.