George Edward Justice
George Edward Justice, 87, of Huntington, WV, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2004, at home. Private burial was held Monday, February 2, 2004 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born October 4, 1916, in Logan, WV, 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 friends, Maggie and Molly. He served in the U.S. Navy on the ship USS Bismarck Sea. He retired as a purchasing agent for Logan Supply Co. in 1980. Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Dell B. Scott Jr.
Dell B. Scott Jr., 80, of Scott Depot died Monday, March 8, 2004, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.
He was retired from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 466, Charleston. He was a member of St. Albans United Pentecostal Church, Dunbar Masonic Lodge and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on submarine duty.
Surviving: wife, Evelyn Scott; daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Hamm Gresham of Scott Depot; son and daughter-in-law, Dell Michael and Helen Scott of Hurricane; grandchildren, Michael, Sydell, Tisa, Jeremy and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Abby, Cody, Chelsey and Calley.
Service was held Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Stephen Neese officiating. Burial was in Tyler mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Albans United Pentecostal Church, 216 Alemeda Street, St. Albans WV 25177.
Wilma L. Erwin
Wilma L. Chapman Erwin, 83, of Hurricane died March 7, 2004, at home following an extended illness.
She was born April 11, 1920 in Hurricane, a daughter of the late John W. Chapman Sr. and Evelyn Wyant Chapman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, E.C. “Blackie” Erwin.
She was a former employee of the City of Hurricane and Hurricane Shoe Store. She was a member of Forrest-Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church and was a lifelong resident of Hurricane.
Surviving: daughter, Deborah L. Smith and her husband, Richard, of Hurricane; granddaughters, Kim Smith and Katie Thaxton, both of Hurricane; great-grandsons, Tyler and John Smith of Hurricane; sister, Connie White and her husband, John, of Scott Depot.
Service was held Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Pastor Richard Wilkes officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Patricia R. Broyles
Patricia R. Broyles, 66, of Hurricane died March 9, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital.
She was a homemaker, a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, a member and past worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 116, Hurricane, and also a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 150, Buffalo.
Surviving: husband, Clarence E. Broyles; son, Jeff Broyles of Hurricane; granddaughter, Emmalee Broyles; brother, Carl Midkiff of Radcliff, Kentucky.
Service was held Friday, March 12, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Dr. Kregg Burris and the Rev. Lee White officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Debra L. Hall
Debra L. Hall, 47, of Scott Depot died suddenly March 12, 2004, in a vehicle accident.
Born in Ravenna, Ohio on August 27, 1956 and raised in Alliance, Ohio, where she graduated from Marlington High School, she moved to West Virginia shortly following the birth of her first daughter. She was self-employed in real estate development and was a loving mother, grandmother and an avid animal lover.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David E. Butcher and Donna J. Harlan.
Surviving: loved one, Barry Newsome; daughters, Randi R. McDavid of Poca and Terri L. Grigsby of St. Albans, and their husbands; six grandchildren; two dogs, Blue and Tec.
Memorial service was held Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with Pastor Greg Hayes officiating.
Memorial donations may be sent to your local humane society or animal shelter.
Ronda Jones Howard, 44, of Charleston died March 12, 2004, surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Poca, she was a graduate of Poca High School and attended West Virginia State College. She was formerly employed as a sales representative for L'Oreal Company, serving also as regional sales representative over a five-state area. She was a former owner and operator of Professional Interiors. She was a Christian and attended Maranatha Fellowship.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Truette Jones.
Surviving: husband, Dr. Edward Howard of Charleston; father, Ronald Jones; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tena and Doug Facemyre and Angie and Eric Sharp; aunts and uncles, Judy and Kenneth Hawley and Kitty and Edward Benson, and beloved niece, Makala Ellen Sharp, all of Poca.
Service was held Monday, March 15, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with Pastor Dan Armstrong officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Lewis D. Craddock
Lewis Dwight Craddock of Poca died March 10, 2004, in the VA Medical Center, Huntington.
Born January 6, 1910, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Hooper Craddock, and his son, Lewis Dwight “Buzzy: Craddock Jr.
He was retired from Union Carbide, Institute. For many years he had been an active member of Poca United Methodist Church. He was a former member of Poca Lions Club and served on the Poca City Council. He was also a member of the VFW as a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 1935 graduate of Scott High School and attended Concord College and Morris Harvey College.
Surviving: daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Verl Purdy of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jan and David Hudson of Florence, South Carolina, and Deborah and Keith Grant of Winfield; grandchildren, Scott Purdy, Steven Purdy, Susan Purdy Yuhas, Jill Hudson Nguyen, John Hudson, Gretchen Craddock, Julie Craddock Brooks, Jacquelyn Craddock Akers, Josh Grant, Jennifer Grant and Laura Grant; 11 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Jonathan Nettles officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4510-C Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston WV 25302; or to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., Charleston WV 25309.
John S. Sargent
John S. Sargent, 66, of Leon, formerly of Alexandria, Virginia, died march 11, 2004, at home following a long illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Britt and Nora Sargent, and a brother, Jack Sargent.
He was a retired budget analyst from the U.S. Department of Education with 30 years of service, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was a Baptist.
Surviving: brothers and their wives, Charles W. and Lucy Sargent of Albuquerque, New Mexico and James D. and Mary Sargent of Leon.
Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.
Bernard Merrill Baribeau
Bernard Merrill Baribeau, 87 of Huntington, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, by Pastor Jim Harless and Dr. Robert Walker. “Foozie” retired from Huntington Alloys in 1976 with 43 years of service. An avid hobby enthusiast, Bernard was also a member of the Paw Taw Square Dance Club and the Western Star Lodge #11, A.F. & A.M., and attended Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church. Bernard is survived by his wife, Virginia Dempsey Baribeau; his daughter Jane and her husband William Flowers of Pensacola, Fla., and his daughter Mary and her husband Edward Mahaffey of Watkinsville, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Huntington or to the Salvation Army.
Vernon Ray Lilly
Vernon Ray Lilly, 27, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Carlos Gibson. Burial in Baylous Cemetery, Salt Rock. He was born February 6, 1977, in Beckley, W.Va., a son of Virgil Lilly of Beckley and the late Nora Maxine Addison Lilly. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Vernon and Susie Lilly. Survivors include his wife, Cassandra Gibson Lilly; two daughters, Tanisha and Brianna Lilly; one brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Kristine Lilly of Indiana; his stepmother, Teresa Lilly; two stepsisters, Alisha Dunn and Katrina Moore of Beckley; two sisters-in-law, Candace Gibson and Michelle LeGrand, both of Kenova; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Kathy Gibson of Huntington; stepgrandparents, Kenneth and Barbara Meadows, of Mabscott; several nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many special family members and friends.
Regena Kay Napier
Regena Kay Napier, 50, of Salt Rock, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 7, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Harry Moore and Pastor Pete Scheer. Burial in Enon Cemetery. She was a member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church since May of 1976. She was born February 19, 1954, in Lincoln County, a daughter of Nando Jr. and Jeweldine Bledsoe Johnson of Milton. Also surviving are four sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene and Eugene Finley of Milton and Irma and Tom Lovejoy of Hamlin, Tamra and Paul Browning of Hamlin and Adina and James Caldwell of Salt Rock; she is also survived by 12 very special nieces and nephews whom she cared for like her own, Laundell Finley, Latisha Holmes, Lawanna Adkins, Tessa Cooper and her children, MacKenzie and Gavin, LeeAnn Bills, Keith Browning and his daughter Josie, Justin Browning, Alexis and Chelsea Caldwell. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family. Regena touched the lives of many and will always be remembered as the one who never let her physical or emotional struggles stand in the way of helping others when she didn't feel like it herself. She now resides in Heaven and would only want us to remember the good memories she left behind.
Mary F. Vance
Mary F. Vance, 78, of Milton died Sunday, March 8, 2004 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.
Anna M. Dailey
Anna M. Dailey, 93, formerly of Milton, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the residence of her daughter in Jackson, Ohio. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 11, 2004, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Barboursville, with the Rev. Larry Woody officiating. She was born April 20, 1910, in Mason County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Claude and Dorcas Holley Blake. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Boyd Dailey. She is survived by one daughter, Ava Jean McNece of Jackson; Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles V. and Jo Dailey of Milton; two sisters, Verba Conard of Huntington and Selma Black of Milton; one brother, Charles “Denny” Blake of Milton; six grandchildren, Robert A. Keyser, Roy E. Keyser, Tony A. Keyser, Cindy Azbell, Tawnya D. Dailey and Kellie D. Spencer, and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holzer Hospice, 190 Water Street, Jackson, OH 45640. Heck Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Charles Grose
Samuel Charles Grose, 61, of Huntington. passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, by the Rev. Jim McGehee with Pastor Ronald Eplin assisting. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born July 16, 1942 in Mifflintown, Pa., a son of the late Samuel Grose. He was a retired U.S. Air Force officer and president of Metro College in Albuquerque, N.M. He also worked several years as financial aid director for Philips College. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hurricane and he loved to cook and garden. He is survived by his wife Christina Eplin Grose; one son, Samuel T. Grose; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Musick, all of Bixby, Okla.; two stepsons, William Beaver of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Mark Beaver of Huntington; six grandchildren, Cody and Megan Musick, Samantha Wright, Katie, Amanda and Emilie Beaver, his family in West Virginia, Eugene and JoAnn Stephenson, Chris and Helen Watts, Buddy and Janis Eplin, Ronald and Dottie Eplin, Morris and Bobbie Eplin, Keith and Shauna Eplin, Gary and Barb Carico. Sam's humor and caring heart will be sadly missed by his family and friends forever.
Herman Darrell Hatfield
Mr. Herman Darrell Hatfield, 90, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 8, 2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Henson Mortuary by Dr. Ed Grant. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. VFW Post 9738 Guyandotte conducted graveside rites. Mr. Hatfield was born September 9, 1913, in Ranger, W.Va., son of the late T.B. Hatfield and Dora Elizabeth Hatfield. He was owner and operator of the former Hatfield Upholstery and a member of the Paw Taw square Dance Club. Mr. Hatfield was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and recipient of a Purple Heart. Surviving are his wife, Jean Zimmerman Hatfield; sons Sam Zimmerman of Wilmington, N.C., and Philip and his wife Linda of Barboursville; five grandchildren, Aaron Zimmerman of New York, Amy Z. Pemberton of Proctorville, Ohio, Gabriel Zimmerman, serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq, Zachary Zimmerman of Fort Campbell, Ky, and Andrea Zimmerman of Barboursville; “his favorite sister-in-law,” Vivian Vinton of Barboursville; and a brother, Charles Ferguson of Garden City, Mich.
Orlando Hartman, 88, of Scott Depot died March 2, 2004, at SunBridge of Putnam after a long illness.
He was born Jun 15, 1915 in Franklin, West Virginia, a son of the late Henry Albert and Minnie Mae Moyers Hartman. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Reba Gladys Fowler Hartman and Evelyn Belle Sanson Hartman, to whom he was married 25 years each, and his sister, Alda Lorena.
At 19 years of age, Orlando went into the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked in Nicholas and Randolph counties. He graduated from the National Youth Administration Trade School after only three years and served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, attached to the amphibious force. While enlisted, he served in Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
He was retired from Union Carbide, South Charleston plant, with 36 years of service and served on the company fire squad. He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, since 1947, was a 50-year member of the Putnam Masonic Lodge No. 139 AF & AM, Hurricane, served 18 years on the Board of Trustees of Mount Vernon Cemetery, and helped to start the Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department. He attended the John D. Henson Senior Center, Hurricane. He enjoyed traveling, his family and watching football. He was an avid Marshall University fan.
Surviving: daughters, Cheryl Lynn Null of Winfield and Deborah Kay Hanna of Scott Depot; stepdaughters, Sherrie Sue Sanson Hutchinson of Tampa, Florida and Diana Lou Sanson Sharp of St. Albans; grandchildren, Gregory Lynn Null, Brian Anthony Null, Kristopher Ryan Hanna and Rachel Whitney Hanna; great-grandchildren Madison Hanley, Amber Michelle, Kristen Nichole and Dustin Keith; step-grandchildren, Scott Sharp, John Hutchinson and Mark Hutchinson; step-great-grandson, Tyler Sharp; brother, Woodrow Hartman of Franklin; sister-in-law, Corba Fowler of Urbana, Illinois.
Service was held Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee White and Dr. Kregg L. Burris officiating. Burial with Masonic rites by Putnam Lodge No. 139, AF & Am, was in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.