Paul Mader, 83, of South formerly of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Thursday, November 11, 2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Entombment in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio, where committal services were held Saturday. He was born July 23,1921, in Dayton, Ohio, a son of the late Harry W. and Laura Wilkie Mader. He founded Dayton Engineers Club. He retired from Chrysler Corporation after 34 years, as manager of Automotive Engineering at the Dayton, Ohio, plant. He was preceded in death by one son, Paul Douglas Mader. He is survived by his wife, Emma Frances Wheeler Mader; one son and two daughters-in-law, Fred and Deanna Mader of Barboursville and Sharon Mader of Louisville; three grandchildren, Jason Mader, Sarah Mader and Laura Mader. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, W.Va, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV, 25302.
Laura Catherine Moses Neel
Surrounded by her loving family, Laura Catherine Moses Neel, of Barboursville, W.Va., .passed from this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Nov. 13,2004, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Laura was born Jan 25, 1931, in Milton W.Va, a daughter of the late Harvey and Alma Wallace Moses. She was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters, Owen Jordan Moses, Anna Moses Conner and Frances Moses Snead. She retired from the Cabell County School System after 22 years of service, during which she worked at Barboursville High School and Junior High School as a cook and cafeteria manager. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend with a heart-warming smile. She is survived by her seven children, two daughters, Dianna Stapleton, Huntington. W.Va.; Tresa and Bill Church, Ashland, Ky., and five sons, Robbin and Lisa Neel, Barboursville, Edward Neel, Huntington, Paul and Peggy Neel, Chesapeake, OH, Daniel and Emilie Neel, Mukileto, Wash., Tim and Margaret Neel, King George, VA.; eleven grandchildren: Kimberly Carico, Valerie Johnston, R.J. Neel, Aaron Neel, Michelle Neel, Eddie Neel, Heather Neel ,Jeremy Neel, Bradley Neel, Stacy Neel and Amy Neel; four great-grandchildren, Della Neel, Cassidy Tonelli, Jordan Krueger and Zachary Johnston; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.
Also surviving are three brothers, Cline Moses of Boynton Beach, Fla, Harvey and Betty Moses Jr. of Petersburg, W Va, and Carl and Bernice Moses of Live Oak, Fla, and a beloved sister-in-law, Lessie Hatfield Moses of Milton. To honor the life of Laura Neel a funeral service was conducted Wednesday Nov. 17, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home by her nephew, the Rev. Robert Browning. Following the funeral she was laid to rest in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Her sons and son-in-law served as pallbearers. The Neel family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Emergency Room and ICU staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital for their support and tender loving care during this most difficult time.
Anna Lillian Hicks
Anna Lillian Hicks, 90, of Milton went home to be with her Lord Nov. 12, 2004, in St Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted 11 am Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Rev. Tracy Mills officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Lillian was born March 21,1914, in Lincoln County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Millard and Lelia Adkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd “Bud” Hicks; three brothers, Leonard Adkins, Griff Adkins and Joel Adkins; three sisters, Faye Gandee, Molly Keyser and Marie Brooks. Lillian retired from the cosmetic department of Anderson & Newcomb Department Store.
She was a member of Union Baptist Church. Lillian is survived by three sisters, Beatrice Grass of Yawkey, W.Va., Lucille Miller of New Cumberland, W.Va., and Edith Moore of Hamersville, Ohio; one brother, Louis S. Adkins of Georgetown, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Natala Adkins of Deltona, Fla., and Ruby Johnson of Oak Hill, W.Va.; “adopted” son and daughter and grandchildren, Herskel and Lucy Dailey of Milton; and many nieces and nephews. Lillian spent the past two years with her friends at Chateau Grove Assisted Living. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.heckfuneralhome.net
Shirley Louise Ellington
Shirley Louise Ellington, 82, died Saturday, November 6, 2004 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Rena Clark, Mary Murphy, and Sarah Murphy, all of Barboursville, Donna Stankavich, Bruno Stankavich, Karen Barker and Seth Clark, all of Ona, and Brent Burgess, Angela Burgess, and Dave Burgess, all of Lesage. A memorial service was held Monday, November 8, 2004 at 20th Street Baptist Church in Huntington.
Reva Lee Turley Jaynes
Reva Lee Turley Jaynes, of Milton, WV, formerly of Hamlin, WV, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 4, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. She was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Ruby Powell Turley. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Winona “Cricket” Smith and three brothers, Pete, Dorsey and Bootie Turley. She was a homemaker, a United States Army veteran of World War II and a member of Hamlin Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Raymond “Durg” Jaynes of Milton; one son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Amy Jaynes of Savannah, Ga.; one sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Virgil Plumley of Sebring, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va., with the Rev. Forrest Curry officiating. Burial in Powell Cemetery.
John W. Keesee
John W. Keesee, 64, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Saturday, November 6, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 8, 2004 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Ray Adkins. Burial in George Adkins Cemetery. He was born September 9, 1940, in Branchland, W.Va., the son of the late John Keesee and Alma Jeffers. He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Daisy; two sons, Buddy Keesee of Ona, W.Va. and Kevin Keesee of Barboursville; three granddaughters, Hollie and Ashlee Keesee of Wayne, W.Va., and Faith Brannen of Barboursville; two grandsons, Jimmy Saville of Florida and Douglas Saville, who preceded him in death on December 1, 1998; one great-grandson, Tyler Saville; two brothers, Joe Keesee and Silas Jeffers; two daughters-in-law, Debbie and Donna; mother-in-law, Mary Belton; one nephew, Joey Keesee and one niece, Beth Keesee. Pallbearers were Andrew Hall, Joey Keesee, Jimmy Saville, Rick Long, Dale Ramey, and Brad Collins.
Freda I. Scarberry
Freda I. Scarberry, 68, Salt Rock, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, November 8, 2004 at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Tom Stowers. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born October 26, 1936, in Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Thomas and Zelma Barker McDaniel. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Curtis Eugene Scarberry, Clifford William Scarberry and Kenneth A. Scarberry; five daughters, Wanda I. Smith; Barbara A. Pike, Deborah K. Blankenship, Lisa Ann Jenkins and Cathy L. Scarberry; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a brother, Thomas McDaniel of Florida.
Donald Seeds, 63, of Barboursville away Friday, Nov. 5, 2004. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at Wallace Funeral Home and Barboursville, by the Rev. Larry Sanders. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born Dec. 9, 1940, in Calais, Maine, a son of the late Clarence and Alice Doris Lozier Goodwin. He retired from the U.S. Army as Chief Warrant Officer Two with 20 years of service, having served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Deloris Cotton Seeds; three daughters, Lynne Marie Dalton of Ironton, Ohio, Kimberly Rosiles of Manassas, Va., and Stacy Norman of San Francisco, Calif.; one son, John Seeds of Clarksville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Patricia Arlene “Trish” Welch
Patricia Arlene “Trish” Welch, 58, of Milton, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2004 in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 8, 2004 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Rev. Richard Black officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born October 7, l946, in Raleigh County, West Virginia, a daughter of Myrtle Black Terry of Milton and the late Mack McCallister Terry Sr. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Mack McCallister Terry Jr. In addition to her mother, she is also by two sons, Mark Freeman of Kitty Hawk N.C., and Michael Freeman Jr. of Hurricane; seven brothers and their spouses, Harold and Kathy Terry of Augusta, Ga., Larry Terry of Milton, David and Jane Terry of Ona, John and Priscilla Terry of Branson, Fla., Wayne Terry of Milton, Mark and Norma Terry of Ashland, Ky., and Dallas Terry of Milton; and two grandchildren, Alicia and Christopher Freeman. She was Baptist by faith. Brothers served as pallbearers.
Published on Nov. 4, 2004
Janet Knapp Skonberg, 74, of Winfield, formerly of Durham, North Carolina, died November 1, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Care Home, Hurricane.
Born March 25, 1930 on Charleston's West Side, Janet was a daughter of the late Everett Wellington Knapp and Etta Florence Meeks Knapp. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph David Skonberg, her son, David Everett Skonberg, and sister, Margaret Knapp Lanier.
She was an employee of C&P Telephone Co. before marrying her husband and moving to Durham, where they lived for many years. She is a member of Winfield Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving: son Stephen Eric Skonberg and his wife, Leona Merriam Skonberg, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina; sisters, Naomi Knapp Bohm of Frankfurt, Indiana and Doris Knapp Hazlett of Winfield; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, November 4, 2004, at Winfield Church of the Nazarene with Pastor John Hayes officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was in charge of arrangements.
James William Tincher
James William “Bill” Tincher, 88, died October 30, 2004, at home.
He was born September 11, 1916, the son of the late James Harvey and Elizabeth Ellis Tincher. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph, Clayton, Claude and Ray Tincher; four sisters, Jewell Williamson, Thelma Ashworth, Elizabeth “Lizze” Grass and Opal McCallister; and a nephew, James Harvey “Jimmie” Tincher.
He was retired from Union Carbide Corporation. He was an active member of Mount Olive Indpendent Missionary Baptist Church from 1940 until he became ill. He served there as Sunday school superintendent, deacon, teacher, church clerk and also a tustee and treasuer of the Mount Olive/Searls Cemetery Maintenance Association.
Surviving: his wife of 65 years, Madolyn Yoder Tincher; son, J.W. Tincher Jr. and his wife, Reda, of Hurricane; daughters, Carol Ratliff of Hurricane and Patsy Anderson of Pensacola, Florida; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Service was held Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Mount Olive Indpendent Missionary Church, Hurricane, with Pastor David Ashworth and Pastor Doyle Means officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive/Searls Cemetery, Hurricane. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Frances M. Whittington
Frances Marie Whittington, 82, of Eleanor died November 1, 2004, at home.
She was a loving mother and grandmother, a Christian and a member of the Church of God organization.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James E. Whittington Sr., her parents, Fred Pauley and Hazel Light, and two grandsons, Cody Painter and Joey Whittington.
Surviving: children and their spouses, Charles and Joyce Whittington of Eleanor, James Jr. and Donna Whittington of Dunbar, Wayne and Sue Whittington of Eleanor, John and Amanda Whittington of Eleanor, Nona and Colin Newhouse of Boyonet Point, Florida, and Tina and George Sizemore of Red House; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. Ron Brewer officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.
Harry Van Dyke
Harry Victor Van Dyke, 93, of Scott Depot died November 1, 2004, at Putnam General Hospital.
Born February 7, 1911 in Clevelenad, Ohio, he was a son of the late Martin and Daisy Russon Van Dyke. He was also preceded in death by his 10 brothers.
He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, was retired from Lamson-Session Co., Cleveland, Ohio, with 26 years of service. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
Surviving: his wife of 53 years, V. Kathryn Briscoe Van Dyke; sister-in-law, Marie Van Dyke Ratka of Cleveland, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Service was held Thursday, November 4, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Dr. Kregg Burris and Dr. Rodney Taylor officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane.
Shirley Ann Conard
Shirley Ann Conard, 68, of Hurricane, died November 1, 2004, in St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Hurricane and enjoyed the various jobs she worked at caring for the elderly.
She was born January 20, 1936 in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Carrie and Pearl Erwin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Conard, brothers, Lonnie, Gordon, Elvin, Robert, H.H. “Bud,” Dorsal “Red,” and Carl Erwin; sisters, Doris Whitt and Helen Hodges, and infant sisters, Wanda Erwin and Lorie Erwin.
Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Conard of Scott Depot; daughrer and son-in-law, Kathy and Bo Osborne of Hurricane; grandchildren, Allen Conard, Adam Osborne, and Jessica Osborne; sister, Eunice Sovine of Milton; a host of family and friends.
Service was held Thursday, November 4, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Tim Douglass officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Crystal E. Hein
Crystal E. Hein, 86, of Nitro died November 5, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital.
She was a member of Rock Branch Independent Church.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dale, Blaine and Charles Parkins, and sister, Ruth Rood.
Surviving: husband, Joe L. Hein; children, Jack Workman of Red House and Carolyn J. Thumm of Sarasota, Florida; brother, Lareence of Parkins of Barberton, Ohio; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service was held Sunday, November 7, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Red House.
Memorial donations may be made to Rock Branch Independent Church, 133 Cross Lanes Drive, Nitro WV 25143 or Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Lovell T. Parsons
Lovell Theodore Parsons, 80, of Cross Lanes died November 5, 2004, at home.
He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, former member of Goff Mountain Freewill Baptist Church, and retired from American Viscose with 36 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Parsons, sisters, Macil Hinzman and Bessie Randolph, and great-grandson, Charles Joseph Parsons.
Surviving: son, Lovell E. “Butch” Parsons of West Columbia, Charles Parsons of Red House and Lindsay Parsons of Cross Lanes; daughter, Nancy Booth of Bancroft; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Service was held Monday, November 8, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Ken Carter officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Robert L. Ross
Robert L. Ross, 73, of Culloden, husband of Glenda Ross, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, in St Mary's Medical Center. He was retired from INCO Alloys. Also surviving are a daughter, Bobbi Ross of Maysville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Alex Dawson of Maysville, and a sister, Marjorie Bertram of Ona, W.Va. Donations can be made to the Huntington Hospitality House, 2801 South Staunton Road, Huntington, WV, 25702. Private services with family and neighbors are to be held at a later time. Chapman's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Jewell Sowards
Ruby Jewell Sowards, 86, of Culloden, widow of Elvia Moses Sowards, died Tuesday in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were held Friday, November 5, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial in Culloden Cemetery.