Sebert L. Harrison
Sebert Leroy Harrison, 76, of Nitro died January 18, 2005, at home.
He was retired from International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 132 B. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Nitro Masonic Lodge No. 179, a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Melbourne, Florida, and a Christian.
Surviving: wife, Noca Fisher Harrison; sisters, Irene Ranson and Jo King, both of Liberty; a host of other family and friends.
Service was held Thursday, January 20, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. Ralph W. Workman officiating. Burial was in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty.
Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Paul T. Lamb
Paul T. Lamb, 90, of Winfield died Monday, January 17, 2005, at his residence.
He was retired from Leslie Lumber Co. with 14 years of service. He was a member of Winfield Church of Christ and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Retha G. Lamb.
Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Sharron and Richard Smith of Jamestown, Tennessee; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Barbara Lamb of Winfield and Paul O. and Linda Lamb of Huber Heights, Ohio; sisters, Margaret Fincham of Stonewood, Helen Atey of Columbus, and Virginia Morgan of Hepzibah; brother, Annett Lamb of Hepzibah; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, January 20, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Minister George F. Erwin officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery.
Lois L. Scarberry
Lois L. Hinkle Scarberry, 75, of Culloden died January 17, 2005, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a long illness.
She was the daughter of the late Clayton and Annie Keaton Hinkle. She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Hinkle.
She was retired from Jones Processing. She was a Baptist by faith and a 51-year resident of Culloden.
Surviving: her husband of 51 years, Nelson Scarberry; son, Danny E. Scarberry of Milton; grandchildren, Danny E. Scarberry Jr. and Tammi L. Scarberry, both of Hurricane; sisters, Katherine Harris of Dry Creek, Freda McCarty of Hurricane and Mary Christian of Culloden; brothers, Darrell Hinkle and Freddie Hinkle, both of Culloden.
Service was held Thursday, January 20, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Kenneth Bell officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery, Hurricane.
Thomas F. Roush
Thomas Frederick Roush, 47, of Rocky Mount, Virginia, formerly of Winfield, died January 17, 2005, at Franklin Health Care Center, Rocky Mount.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carence and Mary McKinney Roush.
He was a disabled employee of Orlando Paving Company and was a graduate of Winfield High School.
Surviving: brother, Tony Roush of Salem, Virginia; sister, Dixie Chittum of Roanoke, Virginia.
A memorial service was held Friday, January 21, 2005, at Valley View Memorial Park Chapel of the Guardian Angel, Hurricane, with Mr. Clifford Chittum officiating. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Drema Ann Harless
Drema Ann Dunfee Harless of Grant Town, formerly of Hometown, died Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kenneth Harless, parents, Otis and Icie Propps Dunfee, and sisters, Alberta Glandon and Allene Williams.
Surviving: son and his wife, Charles Gregory and Pamela Harless of Barrackville; grandchildren, Charles Corey Harless, Alexandria Faye and Aaron Morgan Hamler, all of Barrackville, and Cortney A. Harless of Eleanor; brother, Charles Monroe Dunfee of Ashford; beloved pet, Prissy; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Service was held Saturday, January 22, 2005, at Garens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Thelma Sue Estep
Thelma Sue Estep, 70, of Hurricane, formerly of St. Albans, died Saturday, January 22, 2005, at Putnam General Hospital following a long illness.
She was a homemaker, and a graduate of Nitro High School. She loved to play bridge and was an avid bowler. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nitro.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Winnie Miller.
Surviving: husband, Keith; sons and their wives, Jeff and Debbie of Uniontown, Ohio and Alan and Kim of Apex, North Carolina; twin grandchildren, Nathaniel and Kaitlyn.
Service was held Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with the Rev. Tom McDowell officiating. Interment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
John C. Settle Sr.
John C. Settle Sr., 80, of Hurricane died Thursday, January 20, 2005, at Putnam General Hospital.
He was retired from Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston. He was a member of the American Legion, Milton, and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Surviving: sons and daughters-in-law, John C. Jr. and Kathy Settle of Chloe and James C. and Jennifer Settle of Hurricane; daughters and son-in-law, Jane and William Norris of Hurricane and Valerie Racer of Hurricane; sister, Jessie Alford of Hamlin; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Privates services were held. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Martha S. Sharrar
Martha Susan Hapney Sharrar, 57, of Scott Depot died January 20, 2005, at home after a long illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of Rocky Step Providence Baptist Church, Scott Depot.
Surviving: husband, Kenneth C. Sharrar; daughters, Liza Adams of South Charleston and Kathy Kent of St. Albans; stepdaughter, Crystal Sharrar of Sod; sons, Robert Hapney of St. Albans, Brian Saunders of Kingwood, Frank King of Nitro, and Mark Sharrar of Scott Depot; brother, Lee Smith of Michigan; 17 grandchildren.
Service was held Monday, January 24, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Robert Kelley officiating. Burial was in Teays Valley memorial Gardens, Winfield.
Jason Walker “Jake” Burdette
Jason Walker “Jake' Burdette, 25, of Huntington died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005. Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005, in the Woodmere Abbey of Peace. He was born March 26, 1979, in Huntington, the son of Vickie Elza Collins of Huntington and Sam Burdette of Huntington. He is also survived by his stepfather, Jack Collins, and his maternal grandparents, Joe and Ruth Hanks of Huntington. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. He was a precious son and grandson who will be loved and missed forever.
Keith Allen Roach
Keith Allen Roach, 54, of Lesage, W.Va, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Keith was born on February 28,1950, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of John and Dorothy Carter Roach of Lesage, W.Va. He graduated from the Romney School for the Deaf. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lee Roach. Additional survivors include his wife, Sondra Satterfield Roach; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Greg Pratt and Wendy and Roy Roberts, all of Lesage; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Alisha Roach of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Alison and Sarah Ross, Clay and Natalie Pratt, and Alyssa and Jennifer Roberts; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Don Knapp of Lesage; and a host of family and friends. Also “Uncle Keith” will be sadly missed by Kati. Funeral services were conducted and interpreted for the deaf at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Evangelist Ray Knapp and Pastor Fred Kitchen officiating. Interment followed at Greenbottom Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Uncle Corky, Uncle Bruce, Johnny Bruce Carter, Uncle Butch Surgeon, Bobby Stapleton, Roy Bellville and Everett Darling. Condolences may be to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
Garry Lyle Grass
Garry Lyle Grass, caring husband to Marietta F. Grass of Milton, W.Va., was promoted to his Heavenly home Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at his residence. Funeral service were conducted Saturday, January 22, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Chuck Elkins and the Rev. Mark Finley officiating. Burial in Balls Gap Cemetery. He was born July 26, l935, in Lincoln County, West Virginia, a son of the late Lee Roy and Pansy Grass. In addition to Marietta, he was a loving father to son, Roy Todd (Carolyn) Grass of Barboursville; daughter, Karrie Beth (Jim) Fankhanel of Springboro, Ohio, and son, Troy Lyle (Misty) Grass of Barboursville; special grandfather to Kyle Thomas Daniel Colton, Bodie Lyle and Tye Robert Grass; Erin Beth and Emily Brooke Fankhanel. He was a close twin to Larry Dial (Frances) Grass and sisters, Helen Erwin and Opal Burton. Garry was an avid reader and faithful servant to God. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher. He also attended Balls Gap Baptist Church. Garry retired from General Motors Acceptance Corporation to compassionately serve humanity from 1971-76 at the Charleston Union Mission. With his knowledge of accounting, God lead him to help relocate the new mission and build the chapel and elderly people's home located on South Park Road in Charleston, W.Va. He continued his work for the Lord during his employment as a Sales Representative with Ranson Stone and Marble and Barboursville Block Company.
A special thank you to Hospice caregivers, Brenda, Hope, Roma, Crystal, Natalie and John Schuman, as well as faithful friends, Arb, Claire, Jane and a host of wonderful friends and neighbors who were so supportive during his fight with cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charleston Union Mission, P.O. Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321 or Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709.
Jeannine Gayle Porter Nichols, R.N.
Jeannine Gayle Porter Nichols, R.N., 65 of New Rochelle, N.Y., formerly of Salt Rock W.Va., died Jan. 7, 2005. Gayle was the daughter of Edith Nida Porter and the late Cline L. Porter of Salt Rock, W.Va. She graduated from Barboursville High School and Duke University. She worked for several years at the Duke University Hospital and later served as a civilian nurse at the U.S. Army Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. She retired from Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York. She is survived by her husband, Edward Nichols M.D.; two daughters, Christiana Nichols, M.D. of New York City, and Meredith Nichols of California; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Emil and Wanda Porter of Ona, Wayland and Patricia Porter, Michael and Sandy Porter, and Tony Porter of Salt Rock, W.Va., and 13 nieces and nephews. Memorial services were conducted Sunday, January 23, 2005, at Salt Rock United Methodist Church, Salt Rock W.Va., by Rev. Scott Ferguson and Rev. Ronnie Eplin. Friends who wish may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY, 10605, or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St. New York, NY 10001.