Lonnie Vinson Stowasser
Lonnie Vinson Stowasser, 88, of Milton, passed away Monday, February 2, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 5, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Rev. Jackie Clark officiating. Burial in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Milton. Lonnie was born January 10, 1916, a son of the late Charles and Arcie Edmunds Stowasser. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Stowasser; three sons, Carl Stowasser, Vinson Stowasser and Dorlen Stowasser; one daughter, Delana Stowasser; one grandson, Gregory Allen Stowasser. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Teddy and Karen Stowasser and Derry and Jerry Stowasser; one daughter, Reba Stowasser; five grandchildren, Chuck Stowasser, Edward Stowasser and his wife Brittany, Kevin Stowasser, Melissa Ellis and her husband Dave, and Kristie DeGrandpre and her husband Mark; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Philby Childers, 87, of Salt Rock, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, in St Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Ray Adkins. Burial in Baylous Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 1, 1916, in Cabell County, a son of the late Edwin and Mary Pratt Childers. He was retired from Lexington Ontario School of Mansfield, Ohio. He was a former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp Thornwood, W.Va. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Cora 0 Vandyne Childers; two sisters, Gweneth Morrison and Verda Hatfield; three brothers, Carvel Childers, William Shem Childers and Sherry Childers. He is survived by one brother, Wilton Childers of Salt Rock and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and Pam Rowley of Morris Memorial Nursing Home for their kindness and care during Philby’s illness. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Nona Johnson Ezzo
Nona Johnson Ezzo, 88, of St. Cloud Fla., passed away Feb 4, 2004. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, by the Rev. Craig Coster, with eulogy by Joe Vasquez. She was born July 27, 1915, in Lincoln County, W.Va., daughter of the late Albert and Annie Midkiff Johnson She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Al Vazquez; two sisters, Dorothy Richardson of Stuart, Fla., and Ola Gooch of Ona, W.Va., and grandson, Joseph Alfred Vasquez. There was no visitation. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Ella E. Scarberry Underwood
Ella E. Scarberry Underwood, 72, of Lesage went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 5, 2004, in St Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Doug Spurlock and Pastor Paul Spence officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Underwood, Jr., Scott Scarberry, Dwayne Scarberry, Jonathan Fulks, Alva Pinkerman and Mark Scarberry. She was born November 25, 1931, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Thomas and Eva Henry Scarberry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rex Underwood and two brothers, Rex Scarberry and Billy Scarberry. She is survived by five sisters, Patricia Scarberry, Eloise Scarberry, Rosa Scarberry and Ruby Hannah, all of Lesage, and Deloris Roten of Huntington; one brother, James Scarberry of Ona; many nieces, nephews and loved ones and a special friend, Evelyn Mount. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Gregory A. College
Gregory Allen College, 47, of Hurricane died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He had live in Hurricane for nine and a half years and was formerly of St. Albans. He was an employee of E.I. DuPont with 26 years of service, where he was a member of the fire squad and the HAZMAT team. He was a member of the NRA and a member of New Life Church, Huntington.
Surviving: wife, Sandy Eskew College; children, Greg College Jr. and David College, both of Ohio, Philip College, Alex College and Dannielle College, all at home; mother, Marcy College of St. Albans; father and stepmother, Joe and Helen College of Dunbar; sisters and their husbands, Joyce and Michael Mullins of St. Albans, Jodie and John Hilton of Orlando, Florida; one niece and three nephews.
Service was held Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Darrell Huffman officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
John N. Mills
John N. Mills, 51, of Scott Depot died January 26, 2004, at home.
He owned and operated his own computer consulting company, Custom Computers, and was retired from C&P Telephone Co. with 20 years of service. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers and was an amateur radio operator.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter.
Surviving: wife, Betty L. Mills; sons, Bryan Neil Mills and his wife, Sena of Pittsburgh and Christopher Eric Mills, a student at Bethany College; brother, Thomas Rutherford of North Matewan; four special companions, Cory, Buster, Rocky and Casper.
Service was held Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Dr. Rodney L. Taylor and the Rev. Tony Etris officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane.
Clifford A. Manley
Clifford A. Manley, 70, of Teays Valley died January 27, 2004, in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was born July 29, 1933 in Phillippi, a son of the late Hobart and Evelyn Chapman Manley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Manley, and one brother, Owen Manley.
He was a retired staff manager employed with National Life and Accident Co. for more than 24 years. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the VFW and the NRA.
Surviving: his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Manley; sons, Ed Manley of Dallas WV and Phillip Manley of West Finley, Pennsylvania; daughter, Mona Cantley of South Charleston; grandchildren, Michelle Parsons of Charleston, Matthew and Michael Manley, both of Oak Hill; sisters, Carolyn and husband, Ted Brisendine, Rita and husband, Paul Franklin, all of Charleston.
Service was held Friday, January 30, 2004, at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Jamie Wright officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton OH 44720.
Hester Shaffer Hill, 87, of Eleanor, formerly of Elkview, died January 27, 2004, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents, G.A. and Lucy Salisbury Shaffer, brothers, the Rev. Chester and David Shaffer, and sisters, Helen Edens and Dorothy Wooten.
She was retired from The Diamond Department Store and was a member of Cross Creek Community Church.
Surviving: daughter, Deloris Mallett of Red House; grandchildren, Lesia Whittington of Buffalo and LaDonna Higginbotham of Red House; great-grandchildren, Alan, Kristina and Jacob Higginbotham.
Service was held Friday, January 30, 2004, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Harold Landers officiating. Burial was in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.
Arlyna Rae Moore
Arlyna Rae Moore, 60, of Huntington died Friday, January 30, 2004 in Heritage Center. Survivors include her father, A. Ray Simms of Huntington; her husband, Thomas A. Moore of Barboursville; two daughters, Tammy Cheke of Huntington and Cyndee Moore of Barboursville; and a son, Tom Moore of Barboursville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 2, 2004 at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Hamlin, W.Va.
Sarah Rebecca “Sis” Thacker
Sarah Rebecca “Sis” Thacker, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel Barboursville. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was born May 15, 1914, in Barboursville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Thomas Warren and Salona Mae Lewis Warren. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #89, Guyandotte, and a member of Christ Temple Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Thacker; one daughter, Aloha Thacker; three sisters, Lillian Warren, Olive Ray and Violet Peters; and five brothers, Lyle, Jess, Douglas, Muriel “Buster” and George Warren. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jerry Rowsey of Huntington; two grandchildren, Terry and Tammy Rowsey; and one great-granddaughter, Charity Joelle Leep.
Rande Ellen Blackwood
Rande Ellen Blackwood, 52, of Milton, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 2, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Mark Finley officiating. Burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. She was born October 29, 1951, in Oak Hill, W.Va., a daughter of Lano I. Johnson Blackwood and the late Joel N. Blackwood. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Jo Karen Blackwood and her maternal grandparents, Dewey and Thelma Johnson. She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio, where she played the organ for six years. She also worked as a Registered Nurse at Ohio State Hospital. She attended the University of Michigan, graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University. She is survived by her mother, Lano I. Johnson Blackwood of Milton and a cousin, Sherryll Lynn Johnson of Arkansas.
George Edward Justice
George Edward Justice, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with his Lord Thursday, January 29, 2004, at home. Private burial Monday, February 2, 2004 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born October 4, 1916, in Logan, W.Va., son of the late Everett A. and Molly Victoria Frye Justice of Logan. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Ross in 1997; two brothers, Haskell and Paul; two sisters, Margaret Dyer and Nell Peck. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary; a daughter, Phyllis; a granddaughter, Deb Alley; two brothers, John of Kannapolis, N.C., and Doyle of Huntington; and special beagle friends, Maggie and Molly. He graduated from Logan High School in 1939. He was a World War II veteran, serving on the U.S. Navy ship USS Bismarck Sea. He retired as a purchasing agent for Logan Supply Co. in 1980. Eddie was an avid outdoorsman and hunter, a member of the Logan County Sportsman's club, winning numerous Trap Shoots, and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Logan. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Michael Wray Bailey
Michael Wray Bailey, 50, of Barboursville died Friday, January 23, 2004 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Memorial services were conducted at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Wray Bailey of Napoleon, Ohio, and Michael Allen Bailey of Belmore, Ohio; two daughters, Sarah Bailey of Milton and Karen Sue Bailey of Napoleon; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Robin Reichstetter of Corbin, Ky.; one brother, Steven Bailey of San Diego.
Wilma Jean Barbour Brinager
Wilma Jean Barbour Brinager, 82, of Milton, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 25, 2004, at the Mariner Health Care Facility in Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at the Ferrell Funeral Home Chapel by Minister Danny Evans. Burial in the May's Cemetery at Beech Fork, W.Va. She was born June 8, 1921, in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the late Baxter Sidney Barbour and Thelma Cline. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Henry Brinager on August 27, 2003. She had been employed with Essic Wire Corp, in Lancaster, Ohio, for many years, and was a member of Farmdale Church of Christ, Barboursville. Survivors include two daughters, Konda J. Erickson (Marvin F.) of Tucson, Ariz., and Betty L. Martin of Huntington; one sister, Mary Ann Yoho of Ona, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Mark and James Erickson of Tucson, Ariz., Robert Erickson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robin, Joseph, Michael and David Martin, all of Huntington; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A host of other loving family and friends also survive.
Dale E. Rollyson
Dale E. Rollyson, 83, of Lesage, W.Va. passed away Sunday, January 25, 2004 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted at Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Carroll Jones and Pastor Jamie Jefferson officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born June 12, 1920, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Roscoe B. and Bessie Lee Clark Rollyson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Averil Rollyson, and a brother, Harold Rollyson. He was a retired salesman for C.M. Love Hardware with 32 years of service; a graduate of Milton High School; a member of Oak Hill UBI Church; and a Sunday School teacher for 40 years at Z-Warner United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Rollyson; a son and daughter-in-law, Randall “Randy” and Annette Rollyson of Weddington, N.C.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Brenda and Don Brady of Braselton, Ga., Natalie and Nick Morris of Newnan, Ga., and Anita Lanke of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Edsel Rollyson of Barboursville, W.Va.; two sisters, Eldora Harshbarger of Barboursville and Betty Blevins of Proctorville, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren, Matthew Rollyson, Emilie Brady, Katie Brady, Kimberlie Brady, Robbie Brady, Jason Morris, Eric Morris, Sarah Morris, Andy Lanke and Danny Lanke.
Edwin Gail Thacker
Mr. Edwin Gail Thacker, 76, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Monday, January 26, 2004 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Graveside funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Spring Hill Cemetery by Dr. Terrell Bradley. Edwin was born January 14, 1928, in Lawrence County, Ohio, a son of the late Ernest and Clara Adkins Thacker. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Hutchinson and two brothers, Kermit and Herman Thacker. He retired from the former INCO Alloys and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII. He attended Highlawn Baptist Church and was a member of the VFW Post 9738, whose members conducted military graveside rites. Survivors include his wife, Delores; two daughters, Deborah and (Charles) Cumptan of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Kim Ann and (James) Barbour of Rome Township, Ohio; a son, Gail Eugene and (Sandy) Thacker of Huntington; one brother, William “Bill” and (Maybelle) Thacker of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Nora Adams of Catlettsburg, Ky.; six grandchildren, Wendy Alexander, Susan Devaney, Tara Kinney, Jim Patterson, Ashley and Bethany Barbour; and five great-grandchildren, Chase Thacker, and Nathaniel Patterson, Shae McCoy, Alexis and William Alexander. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements.
L. Denver Stratton
L. Denver Stratton, 80, of Milton passed away Monday, January 26, 2004, at his home. Funeral service were conducted Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Millard Morrison officiating. Burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. He was born June 4, 1923, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Clarence and Mabel Moore Stratton. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Dorsey Stratton. He worked at Barboursville Clay Manufacturing Company for 32 years and retired from Blenko Glass after 9-1/2 years. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Clodene Johnson Stratton; one son, Larry Stratton; two daughters and sons-in-law; Janet and Don Chapman and Donna and James Harper; three sisters, Marjorie, Anna Ruth and Lorene; three brothers, Melvin, Loren and Merle; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Margaret June Bills
Margaret June Bills, 73, of Huntington went home to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 23, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by the Rev. James Gilkerson. Burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. She was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Jessie Davis Gill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Bills and one brother, Hancil C. Gill. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Bills; three sons and their wives, Johnny and Cindy Bills, Roger A. Bills and James and Trina Bills; along with eight grandchildren, David, Amy, Matthew, Noah, Josh, Christy, James and Destanie; four step-grandchildren; one sister, three brothers and their spouses, Myrtle and James Gilkerson, Bobby and Juanita Gill, Howard and Leah Gill and Jim and Helen Gill. Family and friends served as pallbearers. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a good friend to all that knew her, and she will be greatly missed.
Robert Duty, 79, of Milton went home to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Sam Morris officiating. Burial in Milton Cemetery. He was born Sept. 25, 1924, at Yates Crossing in Milton, a son of the late Esau and Myrtie Smith Duty. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Richardson, Virgie Morris and Ethel Lucas and three brothers, Albert, Marcus and Cephas Duty. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and retired from Connor Steel and the City of Lake Worth, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 56-1/2 years, Ruth Gue Duty; one sister, Catherine Ross of Salt Rock; a host of nieces and nephews; one special nephew, E.J. Duty; and a good friend, Mary Weaver.
Terry Lee Rhodes Jr.
Terry Lee Rhodes Jr. ,23, of Culloden, son of Terry Sr. and Cathy Rhodes of Culloden, died Thursday, January 22, 2004 at home. He worked at T-Shirt International. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 26, 2004 at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley; burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
William Timothy “Tim” Cremeans
William Timothy “Tim” Cremeans, 46, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, January 22, 2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 25, 2004 at the Ferrell Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Luther Dingess. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, W.Va. He was born August 9, 1957, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late William Denver Cremeans. He was a brakeman conductor with CSX Transportation, where he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers union. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Herman and Mabel Ellis and Clarence and Ruby Cremeans. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Cremeans; his mother, Peggy A. Cremeans and his sister, Karen Cremeans, all of Huntington; two children, Simon Jeffrey and Kelly Ann Cremeans, both of Huntington; two stepchildren, John Alderson Adkins of East Lynn, W.Va., and Ashley Kaye Adkins of Louisa, Ky.; his father and mother-in-law, Jo Marie Brown of Louisa, Ky.; five grandchildren, Johnathan Tyler Adkins, Katelyn Danielle Adkins, Justic Ethan Smith, Nicholas Blake Smith and Simon Jacob Cremeans; three nephews, William Timothy (Wendy) Alexander, Forest Walter Wood and Darin Michael Moore; three nieces, Betty Angelina Alexander, Tina Marie Reed (Eric) Schaner and Roseanne Elizabeth Reed; one uncle, Paul H. Ellis; four great-nephews, Peyton William Reed Schaner, William Eugene Bryany Reed, William Nicholas Alexander and William Denver Cremeans II; two great-nieces, Alexis Alexander and Rosemarie Catalena Rae Schaner, three sisters-in-law, Glenna Marie Reed, Shanie Rae Brown and Jodi Ulschafer;
three brothers-in-law, Michael Lee (Roslyn) Moore, Brian David Moore and Kenny (Nadine) Moore. A host of other loving family and friends also survive.
Gary M. McGraw
Gary M. McGraw, 60, of Milton, formerly of South Point Ohio, passed away Monday, January 26, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, January 29, 2004 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens' Christus Chapel, Barboursville, with the Rev. Tim Halloran officiating. He was born June 6, 1943, in Graydon, W.Va., a son of the late Ira and Amelia Meadows McGraw. Mr. McGraw served in the United States Navy and was employed at Connors Steel and Rubberlite, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Sanders McGraw; one daughter and son-in-law, Jenette and David Thompson of Barboursville; grandson Kyle; and three sisters, Helen Crookshanks of Beckley, W.Va., Emogene Shannon of St. Albans, W.Va., and Eugenia Sevy of Hico, W.Va. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Stanley Bartram, 45, of Huntington passed away Sunday, January 25, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 30, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Larry Perry. Burial in Cedar Cliff Cemetery. He was born July 28, 1958, in West Hamlin, a son of Mary E. Adkins Bartram of Huntington and the late Ray Bartram. He is also survived by one sister, Lessie Cathern Conn of Huntington; three brothers, Phillip Wilson Bartram of Bel Air, Md., Gary Bartram and Lewis Bartram both of Huntington; one niece, two nephews; special aunt and uncle, Cynthia and John Gilkerson; and very special friends, Fred, Lana, Shane and Angie, Shawn, Joe, Mendy, Cory, Cody, and Clayton Sharp and Mike Jude.
Bobby Leonard Chapman
Bobby Leonard Chapman, 69, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Joe Dolen officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born July 24, 1934, a son of the late Ralph and Verba Perry Chapman. He was a member of Valley of Decision Church. Bobby retired from the Nickel Plant after 38 years of service. He was a life long member of the Mountaineer Sportsman Gun Club and also belonged to the NRA. Bobby was also a member of the FOP and served on the Milton Police Department. He dedicated many years of his life to the Little League as a coach and chief umpire. He is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert D. and Ann E. Chapman and Darrin C. and Tammy Chapman; one daughter, Bonita Porter; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Johnny E. Chapman and Richard and Jean Smith; two sisters, Louise Vanover and Gladys “Sissy” Bragg; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.