Luther McBrayer Jr.
Luther McBrayer Jr., 72, of Eleanor died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital of a heart attack.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Virginia Mae Slate McBrayer; one son, Randy McBrayer of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Harold McBrayer of Irving, Texas; and one sister, Carrie Ramsey of Mansfield, Ohio.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 9, at the Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Adam Null officiating. Burial in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. June Saul
Mrs. June Saul, 86, formerly of Oak Hill died September 6, 2008.
Her parents, eight siblings, and her husband, Wilson H. Saul precedes her in death.
She was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer for many years.
Her sister-in-law Mae Patrick of East Bank; brother and sister-in-law Carl and Kathleen Patrick of Kanawha City and numerous nieces and nephews survive her.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday September 9, 2008 at Johnson-Harding Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oak Hill United Methodist Church food pantry.
Alma Bell Clark
Alma Bell Clark, 86, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 8, 2004 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in So. Charleston after a short illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of Highlawn Church of God in St Albans.
She is survived by a daughter: Thelma Robinson of Nesbit, MS; a son: Ken Clark of Milton; 5 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren.
Services were conducted Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at the Highlawn Church of God with Rev. Roy Young officiating. Burial in Cunningham Memorial Park at St. Albans. Curry Funeral Home at Alum Creek was in charge of arrangements.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the nursing staff on 2 North at Thomas Memorial Hospital for the excellent care and concern given to our mother.
Justin Allen Mallett
Justln Allen Mallett, 22, of Huntington died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004. Justin was a 2000 graduate of Winfield High School and was attending Marshall University. He was a specialist in the U.S. Army National Reserve with the 1257th Transportation unit, a veteran of the U.S. Army Global War on Terrorism; and a member of the VFW Post 14001. He previously served as a recruiter at Marshall University for the Army National Guard. He earned the following medals; Army Service Ribbon, the National Service Defense Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Achievement Excellence Medal for Physical Fitness, the Distinguished Leader Award. He is preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Shafer and grandfather, Earl D. Shafer. Surviving are his loving father and stepmother, Steve and Susan Mallett of Cross Lanes; special Aunt and Uncle, Nancy and Tony Belcher of Elkview; grandparents, Guy and Peggy Mallett of Cross Lanes; Juanita Mallett of Charleston, Erdene Shafer of Clendenin; Jean Cline of Cross Lanes, Bob and Marcie Sergent of Nitro; Aunts and Uncles, Paul and Donna Sue Naylor of Elkview, Wayne and Frances Shafer of Elkview, Blaine “Buck” L. Shafer of Elkview, Dennis and JoAnn Sergent of Maine, Penny Sargent of Cross Lanes, Rob and Liz Sargent of Nitro. The following members of the WV Transportation Company, Huntington served as pallbearers: Sgt. Russell Kennedy, Spc. Tommy Waterworth, Spc. Wade Swiger, Spc. Shawn Murnhan, Spc. Daniel Landers, Spc. Jeff Baker, Spc. Louis Pema, Spc. Bill Haynes.
Services were held Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tex Frye officiating. Burial in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, with military graveside rites by 1257th Transportation Company, Huntington, W.Va. Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, was in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Dean Meadows
Ralph Dean Meadows, 69, of Hurricane, WV, formerly of Huntington, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 in St. Mary's Medical Center after a short illness.
Ralph was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Mason County, WV a son of Charlotte Walden Workman of Huntington, WV, and the late Forest Dean Meadows. He was a retired foreman from the former INCO Alloys. He attended Rock Branch Independent Church and was a member of the Riviera Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his former wife and mother of his children, Margaret Sizemore Meadows; a son, David Alan Meadows; two brothers, Donald and Dean Meadows; and a sister, Betty Lou Bryant. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Bailey Wolfe Meadows; sister, Linda Varnum of Huntington; two daughters, Sheila and her husband, Roger Muth, and their children (Shelley Adkins and husband, Ryan, Ryan and Nancy, great-grandson, Jesse Adkins), Sharon and Chuck Mann and children, (Cassie, Lindsey, and Chase), a son, Jeff Meadows and wife, Sue, and their children (Josh, Lee, and Jake); two stepdaughters, Joann and Joe Maddox and children (Braxton and Braden), Jada and Mike Curry and son (Derek); stepson, Jeff and Amy, Wolfe and children (Zachery and: Jeremy), and many other loving family members and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, by Minister John Mayo. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park.
Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Huntington.
Mrs. Maxine Moles, 70, of Liberty went home to be with the Lord Oct. 6, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Moles is a member of Paradise Church of God Mission.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Mr. Benjamin G. Moles; daughters, Debbie Pauley, Annette Moles, and Paula Dempsey; sister, Iva Snyder; brothers, Donald, Carol, Keith and Gary Adkins; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Paradise Church of God Mission with the Rev. Doug McComas and Paul Arthur officiating. Burial in New Antioch Cemetery, Red House.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of the arrangements.
Gladys E. Vargo
Gladys E. Vargo, 91, of Leon, died Thursday, October 7, 2004, at Hubbard House after a long illness.
Gladys was born on March 4, 1913, in Milton, and was one of several children of the late Henry D. and Mary E. Keefer. She was married to the late Joseph Vargo, was a mother and homemaker and worked briefly for Tri-State Airport in Huntington. She was a Baptist.
Surviving her are four sons, Thomas Vargo of Hurricane, Steven Vargo of Huntington, Don Vargo of Leon, and David Vargo of Huntington. She is also survived by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express particular appreciation to the physicians and staff of Putnam Family Practice, and to Gladys' aide in her final weeks of life, Nancy Caldwell.
Raynes Funeral Home of Buffalo was in charge of the arrangements. There was no service, but friends may email condolences to the Vargo family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kanawha Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.
Boyd Edison Bonnett
Boyd Edison Bonnett, 63, of Cross Lanes passed away Oct. 7, 2004, at home.
Boyd was a former employee of American Viscose, an Army veteran and a Christian.
He is survived by his two sisters, Mary Dorsey of Cross Lanes and Wilda Carnefix of Elkview; and one brother, Jim Bonnett of Winfield. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 10, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Woods officiating. Burial in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 1Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Clifton B. Bowles
Clifton B. “Jack” Bowles, 87, of Leon, WVa., passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
He was a retired farmer, and a school bus driver for Putnam County Schools with 27 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tilmon and Lucy Jividen Bowles; son, George Albert Bowles; sister, Maxine Daughtery; and brother, Alvin Bowles.
Survivors include wife, Audrey J. Bowles; sons, Gary Bowles and his wife, Ada, of Eleanor, W.Va., and Gordon Bowles of Leon, W.Va.; daughters, Linda and her husband, Ronial Smith of Leon, W.Va., and Lorna and her husband, “Scooter” Priddy of Buffalo, WVa.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, W.Va., with the Rev. Mike Tucker officiating. Burial in Walker Chapel Cemetery, Robertsburg, W.Va.
Opal Rickman Payton
Opal Rickman Payton, 80, of Barboursville passed away at her residence on October 7, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 10, 2004, at the Barboursville First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Julia Bolling. Burial in the Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. She was born March 28, 1924, in Heizer, Ky., a daughter of the late Robert William Rickman and Tina Greenwell Rickman George. She retired from Amsbary and Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Payton; one brother, Glenn Dean Rickman; and one sister, Pauline Nicodemus. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Ann and Jerry Adkins of Welcome, Md., and Dianna Kay and Troy McDonie of Barboursville; one sister, Nola Jean Scragg of Barboursville; one brother, Delmon Rickman of Proctorville; one grandson, Jerry Michael Adkins of Waldorf, Md.; one nephew, Paul E. Rickman. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Lora Gay Bledsoe Price
Lora Gay Bledsoe Price, 67, formerly of Milton, passed away Friday, October 8, 2004, in Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 11, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. She was born May 30, 1937, in Milton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Richard G. and Alyene Chapman Bledsoe. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Michael Bledsoe and one sister, Judith Blake Bledsoe Diz. She graduated from Milton High School in 1955 and attended Huntington Business College. She was a member of the Steel Memorial United Methodist Church, Barboursville and a member of the Eastern Star for more than 39 years. Her hobby was genealogy research. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Hickman and her husband Darrell of Uniondale, Ind., and Lisa Auffant of Ossian, Ind., one son, Stephen Price and his wife Deana of Bluffton, Ind., one sister, Ruth Ann Ferrigno and husband Joseph of Derby, Conn.; three grandchildren, Amy Houston, Christopher Hickman and Jonathan Auffant and several nieces and nephews.
Roy B. Preston
Roy B. Preston, 65, of Ona passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 8, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. He was born July 29, 1939, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Oscar and Lula Mills Preston. He was owner and operator of Preston's Piano Service. He is survived by his lifelong companion, Gathel Jordan; one sister, Leta Blankenship of Wayne; one son, Roy Toney Preston; and one grandson.
Mary Ellen Sutphin
Mary Ellen Sutphin, 83, of Hurricane went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Richard Black officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born July 13, 1921, in Lincoln County, W.Va., a daughter by the late Oscar and Alta Bailey Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thaddaeus H. Sutphin and two brothers, Hansel and James Lewis. She worked for many years at the Peoples Company in Huntington and Rainelle, W.Va., as a supervisor. She was retired from the Department of Defense as a QAR WV Team Chief. She later retired as a secretary from Century 21 Homes and Land Real Estate. She is survived by her three daughters, Parthena Burgess of Milton, Shirley and Bob Black of Ona and Judy Sexton of Barboursville; four brothers, Donald Lewis (Delpha) of Milton, Clarence Lewis (Patty) of Hurricane, W.Va., Leeman Lewis (Mary) of Xenia, Ohio, and Bill Lewis of Kenova; two sisters, Emma Shupe of Barboursville and Betty Lewis of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Jeff Burgess, Amy Moser, Kathy Black, Robin Riebhold, Bobby Black Jr., Kevin Black and Kevin Sexton; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Jeff Burgess, Bobby Allen Black, Leeman Lewis, Bill Lewis, Travis Sexton and Kevin Black served as pallbearers.
Mary F. Nutter
Mary Frances Cochran Nutter, 84, of Eleanor passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness. She was a homemaker, was a the secretary for the George Washington Middle School, Eleanor, with 23 years of service. She attended the Shalom Baptist Church, Fraziers Bottom, and was a member and the Past Worthy Matron of the Buffalo Chapter 150 of the O.E.S. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Thelma Mitchell Cochran; and her husband, Walter Taylor Nutter.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia F. Brewer of Eleanor; son, Michael Taylor Nutter of Lebanon, Ohio; brother, Harold “Buddy” Cochran of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Mishelle Yvonne Pembleton of Blanchester, Ohio, Melody Ann Nutter of Lebanon, Ohio, Natasha Noelle Brewer of Eleanor, Nicholas Taylor Brewer of Eleanor; one great-granddaughter, Madison Colleen Pembleton of Blanchester, Ohio.
Service were conducted Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor John Henderson officiating. Burial in Buffalo Memorial Park.
Family suggests donations to Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar, WV 25064.