Bessie F. Tomlinson
Bessie F. Tomlinson, 99, of Eleanor died Thursday, October 14, 2004, in SunBridge of Putnam after a long illness.
She was a member of Red House Independent United Brethren Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis R., her son, Robert L., and her grandson, David M.
Surviving: daughter-in-law, Doris; granddaughters, Debbie of Hurricane and Dreama of Eleanor; great-granddaughter, Bobbie Jo Hescht; a host of family and friends.
Service was held Saturday, October 16, 2004, at Red House Independent United Brethren Church with the Rev. Jerry Ranson officiating. Burial was in Center Point Cemetery, Liberty. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Mae Edna Whittington
Mae Edna Craig Whittington, 85, of St. Albans, formerly from Nitro, died Wednesday, October 13, 1004, at home.
She was the daughter of the late Charlie and June Craig of Buffalo. She was also preceded by daughter, Linda Wells, son, Paul Alvin Whittington, and four brothers.
Surviving: children, Violet Whittington of Nitro, Evelyn Parrish and husband, Rick, of St. Albans, Cecil Whittington and wife, Patty, of Columbus, Ohio, Aunita Dickerson, with whom she made her home, of St. Albans, Glenda Brester of Cross Lanes, Rich Whittington and wife, Amelia, of Cross Lanes, Deborah Harris of St. Albans, Ernest Whittington and wife, Debbie, of St. Albans, Jeanette Dempsey and husband, Darin, of Huntington; 30 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Saturday, October 16, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Joe Scarberry presiding. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Red House.
Linda “DeDe” Wolford
Linda “DeDe” Wolford, 56, of Hurricane died suddenly on Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at home.
Surviving: husband, Chuck Wolford; mother and father, Christine and Bob White of Nitro; grandmother and adopted mother, Opal Adkins of Nitro; son, Cameron Carr and his wife, Leslie, and their children, Cierra and Cory of St. Albans; daughter, Michele Carr and her children, Danny Carr and Julian Davis of Hurricane; brother, Hugh Christy of St. Albans; sister-in-law, Suzanne Love of Palm Bay, Florida; brother-in-law, Robert Wolford of Hurricane; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service was held Sunday, October 17, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Joe Hyde officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park beside her son, Brad Wilkerson.
Terry Van Cochran
Terry Van Cochran, 44, of Poca died Thursday, October 14, 2004, in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was a native of Putnam County.
He was preceded in death by his father, Golden H. Cochran, and brother, Tracy Cochran.
Surviving: mother, Virginia Martin Cochran of Poca; sisters, Lucy Palmer of West Palm Beach, Florida, Stella Cock of Danville and Debbie Cochran of Poca; brothers, Douglas Cochran of Mount Zion, Illinois, Gary Cochran of West Palm Beach, Timothy Cochran of Red House, Kerry Cochran of Byron, Georgia.
There was no service. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements.
Effie Kinder Lipscomb
Effie Kinder Lipscomb, 99, of Hurricane died October 13, 2004, at home.
Born August 18, 1905 in Quick, Effie was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, and a 76-year resident of Putnam County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Braxton L. Lipscomb, daughter, Olive Glenda Lipscomb.
Surviving: sons, Braxton Lipscomb Jr. of Crab Orchard, Samuel Lipscomb of Marietta, Ohio and Frank Lipscomb of Teays; daughters, Eunice Towncry and Arlene Briggs, both of Herndon, Virginia and Betty Handley of Teays; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Sunday, October 17, 2004, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Genevieve H. Long
Genevieve H. Long, 86, of Hurricane died Friday, October 15, 2004, at SunBridge of Putnam, Hurricane.
She was a retired receptionist and switchboard operator with the West Virginia Highways with 25 years of service. She was a Protestant by faith and a nine-year resident of Hurricane, formerly of Charleston.
She was a preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Long, parents, Charles Jefferson and Louise Gwinn Griffith, two brothers and six sisters, and grandson, Kevin Long.
Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, Jack L. and Ann Long of Prescott, Arizona; daughter and son-in-law, Susan K. and James L. Smith of Hurricane; sister, Fern Stover of Ironton, Ohio; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Service was held Monday, October 18, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Gerry White officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Dennis Michael Biggs
Dennis Michael Biggs, 54, of Winfield died October 14, 2004, at his residence.
Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was in charge of arrangements.
Leatha Ann Davis
Leatha Ann Davis, 76, of Winfield died Friday, October 15, 2004, at Putnam General Hospital after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of Clark Memorial and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Minnie Bayes, her husband, Russell Davis, her daughter, Phyllis Ann, four sisters and a brother.
Surviving: brothers, William Bayes and wife, Ruth, of Winfield, Raymond Bayes and wife, Doris, of Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Service was held Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Marshall G. Bonecutter officiating. Burial was in Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Emogene Brown, 91, of Eleanor died Sunday, October 17, 2004, at home following a short illness.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the Putnam County area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Brown, a son, Ronald Brown Jr., and a brother, Ray Taylor.
Surviving: daughters, Marguerite Angelo of Tampa, Florida, Marlene Egnor of Eleanor, and Marion Pond of Sayre, Pennsylvania; sisters, Norma Lee Hayes of St. Albans and Geraldine Bayless of Eleanor; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Joseph Moles officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor.
Victor Nelson Paul
Victor Nelson Paul of Stockton, California and former resident of Scott Depot, died February 5, 1996.
He was born July 3, 1933 in Scott Depot to Sam and Mary Belle Paul. He was a graduate of Hurricane High School and worked as a glass worker for Libby Owens Ford for 33 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.
He was an active member of the Lions organization, having served as a member and president of the Lathrop-French Camp and South Stockton Lions Clubs. He was actively involved in Camp Pacifica for many years, which is a camp for hearing-impaired children. He was an avid WVU and San Francisco 49ers fan and enjoyed traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Vincent Paul.
Surviving: sons, Victor Paul and wife, Linda of Omaha, Nebraska and Scott Paul and wife, Jeannette of San Francisco; brothers, Sam E. Paul Jr. of Texas and Eugene Paul of Ohio; sisters, Fannie McCallister, Elsie Dailey and Dinah Filippone, all of St. Albans, and Phyllis Boyd of Virginia; grandchildren, Stephanie and Jonathon Paul of Omaha.
A memorial service was held Saturday, October 23, 2004, at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home, Tazewell, Virginia, with Dr. James H. Grant officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell.
Diann Myers, 53, of Scott Depot, formerly of Huntington, Winfield and Barboursville, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.
She was born June 23, 1951 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Clarence Counts and Mary Napier. She was a loving mother and homemaker.
Surviving: husband of 29 years, David Michael Myers; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Teresa Myers of Culloden, Joe and Michelle Myers of Norwalk, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Toni Smith of Milton, Marilyn and Mark Prince of Scott Depot, Tina and Chris Shingleton of Hurricane; grandsons, David, Ryan, Joey, Michael, Marshall, Christopher, James Noah, Josh and Caleb; granddaughters, Amanda, Jessica, Lakin, Rachael, Haylei, Melanie and Sarah; brother, William Edward Counts of Huntington; sister, Ramona VanScoy of Sandusky, Ohio; stepbrothers, Walter Lee Napier of Chesapeake, Ohio, John, Michael and Richard Counts of Columbus, Ohio; stepsisters, Kathy Richmond of Columbus and Vicky Hanshaw of Huntington; stepmother, Katherine Whittington of Columbus; mother-in-law, Leila Myers of Huntington; aunts, Alfreda Mitchell, Faye Hicks and Monie Burton; uncle and aunt, Earsley and Naomi Mitchell; several cousins, including Kenny and Nancy Hensley; numerous nieces and nephews.
Service was held Friday, October 22, 2004, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. William DeMoss officiating. Burial was in Woodmere Memorial Park.
Judith Ann Foster
Judith Ann “Judy” Foster, 48, of Hurricane died October 21, 2004, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.
Born October 24, 1955 in Huntington, she was the daughter of Ruby Lucille Young Foster and the late Elmer O'Dell Foster.
She was an employee of Putnam County Aging, a member of Adda Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
Additional survivors: son, Jonathan Foster of Hurricane; sister, Coneda Gibson of Hurricane; brothers, Gerald Foster of Hurricane and Johnnie Foster of St. Louis, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Bill, Bob and Brad Gibson, Robin Johnson, Jeremy and Jessica Foster.
Service was held Sunday, October 24, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Pastor Tim Gilfilen officiating. Burial was in Lower Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane.