Robert Ernest Coyner
Robert Ernest Coyner, 91, of Hurricane died Monday, February 14, 2005, at his residence after a short illness.
He was born January 13, 1914 in Hurricane, the son of the late Robert Moses and Minerva Isabella Coyner. He was also preceded in death by his daughters, Phyllis Lorraine Dunaway and Julia Ann Miller, several brothers and sisters.
He was retired from Union Carbide Corporation with 32 years of service. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a lifelong resident of Hurricane and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving: his wife of 71 years, Grace Marie Stricklin Coyner; daughters and their husband, Frances Marie and Kenneth Edwards of Culloden and Brenda Kay and Jerry Miller of St. Albans; sons. Rick and his wife, Jean, Coyner of Milton and Danny Lee Coyner; sister, Frances Ruth Rooper of Culpepper, Virginia; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Dave McCormick officiating. Burial was in Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane.
Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Ruby Wooten Croson
Ruby Wooten Croson, 91, a lifelong resident of Hurricane died Monday, February 14, 2005, at SunBridge Care of Putnam following a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Croson, and son, Wayne Croson.
Surviving: brother, Carl Wooten of Hurricane; several nieces and nephews.
Service was held Thursday, February 17, 2005, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Art Hage officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park.
Gladys Manz, 97, of Buffalo died February 13, 2005.
Surviving: daughter, Wilma J. Wyant of Buffalo; son, Charles Manz of Caruthersville, Mississippi; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Tim Day and the Rev. Mike Rader officiating. Burial was in Culloden Cemetery.
Lewis T. Hanson
Lewis T. “Louie” Hanson of Poca died February 14, 2005, after a short illness.
Louis, also affectionately known as “Pop,” was born March 27, 1912, in Odessa. Preceding him in death was his wife of 61 years, Violet O'Dell Hanson, three sisters and three brothers.
He was the owner/operator of Hanson Machine & Fabricating Company. He retired in 1977 but continued to work during the winter months for several years at T&E Machine Shop in Hurricane. He was a Navy veteran, spending his tour of duty traveling around the world on aircraft carriers, most of the time aboard the USS Hornet. He was instrumental in organizing Poca Post 10842 of the VFW, where he served as quartermaster. He was a licensed pilot, assistant leader of Boy Scout Troop 162, taught vocational school, and was a member of Poca United Methodist Church since 1958, holding many positions in the church over the years.
In January 2000 he was interviewed by Charleston Gazette Sportswriter Andy Hansroth about his lifelong interest and love for turkey hunting. In 1997 he was inducted into the Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame.
Surviving: son Duane Hanson and wife, Carol, of Winfield; daughter, Pam Childers and husband, Roger, of Poca; grandchildren, Wendy Monk, Sarah Massey, Josh Childers, Patrick Hanson, Kerry Snyder and Deanna Gaddy; great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Logan Gaddy.
Service was held Thursday, February 17, 2005, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Jonathan Nettles officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064.
Lucile Penick Boyce
Lucile Penick Boyce, 86, died February 3, 2005, in Olympia, Washington.
She was born November 5, 1918 in Swiss, the daughter of the late George and Mae Penick of Hurricane. She came to Hurricane at an early age and graduated from Hurricane High School. She attended Marshall University, also graduating from St. Martin's College. She taught school in Putnam County and in Washington State for many years. She was known as an avid reader and a student of Native American culture and history.
Surviving: sister, Virginia Nall of Hurricane; son, Bob Singer, and daughter, Margie Haddad, of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Angel and Rick Faulkner, Matt and Tyler Singer.
A private ceremony will be held at a later date.
Brycle Jividen, 86, of Eleanor died Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at Thomas Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
He was born March 12, 1918 in Putnam County, the son of the late John Edward and Bessie Jividen. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jewel Jividen, several sisters and brothers.
He was a retired farmer and union concrete finisher with 30 years of service. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving: sons and their wives, Arnold Edward “Eddie” and Barbara of Midway, Jerry Dean and Rhonda of Eleanor; daughter and her husband, Roberta Lee Coleman and Donald of Flatwoods; brothers, Ronald Jividen of Chesire, Ohio and Lester “Buddy” Jividen of Eleanor; sister, Virginia Melton of Tennessee; grandchildren and their spouses, Terry and Terri Coleman of Cross Lanes, Carol Coleman Boyd and David of Cross Lanes, Ron and Christina Coleman of Washington, D.C., Adam and Jill Jividen of Grandview, Putnam County, and Amy Tucker of Eleanor; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Ryan, Courtney, Shelby and Dena Jo; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Service was held Saturday, February 19, 2005, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Paul Arthur officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Peggie Ann Henderson
Peggie Ann Henderson, 76, of Hurricane died Friday, February 18, 2005, at home.
She was a retired schoolteacher with 28 years of service for the Putnam County School Board, having taught at Conner Street Elementary School for 23 years. She was a former employee for Finity Coal Company and a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane. She was a graduate of Marshall College, Concord College and West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Henderson.
Surviving: son and daughter-in-law, James Conley and Cathy Henderson of Hurricane; sister, Marita Kay Riggin of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Jessica Ann Henderson, Logan James Henderson, Jessica Eggleston, Billy Eggleston, Brian and Victoria Green; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service was held Sunday, February 20, 2005, at Forrest Burdette Memorial Untied Methodist Church with Dr. Dan Hogan and Dr. Thom Chapman officiating. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Peggy Adkins, 49, of Huntington, WV, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1955, in Milton, WV, a daughter of the late James C. Conner and Anvy J. Janey Conner. She was an employee of American National Rubber, Ceredo, WV. Peggy was preceded in death by a son, Sgt. James L. Adkins. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Anita (Michael) Bradburn of South Point, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald (Laura) Adkins of South Point; six grandchildren, Jalynn and MaKayla Bradburn, Abbi Adkins and Adrianna, Casaundra and David Adkins; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Patsy Smith, Mary and Larry McDaniel and Freda and Thomas Kingery, with whom she made her home, all of Huntington; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Jean Carpenter of Huntington; a special aunt, Violet Moore, of Milton, WV; two special nieces, Tammy Staley of Wayne, WV, and Debbie Carter of Huntington; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Carol Husk of Ona, WV, and Diane Whaley and Bobbi Saurborne, both of Huntington. The family wishes to say thank you to Norma and Lloyd Adkins and Kelli Meehling and family. Private family services were held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dallas Moore officiating. Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eloise Burgess, of Tempe, Ariz.,. formerly of Barboursville, W Va, went to be with her Lord Feb. 16, 2005. Eloise was the wife of James Burgess, who preceded her in death. Eloise was the daughter of George Lewis Burgess and Laura Lorena Cockrill of Barboursville, W.Va. She is survived by her son Jim Burgess and his wife Sandi, of Chandler, Ariz.; her daughter, Lynda Gail Sizemore and her husband. Larry, of Fort Collins, Colo.; and her grandchildren Alan, Jim, Steve and Celeste Burgess of Arizona, Laura Young and Larry Sizemore II of Colorado and Leslie Stoops of Sarasota, Fla. James and Eloise have eight great-grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Burial in the Burgess family plot at the Blue Sulphur Cemetery.
James Homer Holley
James Homer Holley, 84, of Glenwood went home to be with his Lord Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in Lafe Meadows Cemetery, Glenwood. He was born March 17, 1920, in Mason County, W.Va, a son of the late James and Luellar Harbour Holley. He was also preceded in death by his son, John Holley and one daughter-in-law, Marietta Holley. Homer was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Violet Burks Holley; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Fred Fisher; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Ray and Dianna Lee Holley and William Earl and Karen Kay Holley, three sisters, Edna Clagg, Virginia Hurlbut and Addie Frye; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Lenora Paugh Wilcox Meeks
Lenora Paugh Wilcox Meeks, 77, of Crown City, Ohio, formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, by Pastor Ken Gowin. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Leonard and Vergie Ferguson Paugh. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. H. Clifford Wilcox; one sister, Naomi Callahan; and three brothers, Raymond, Denver and Curtis Paugh. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jack Meeks; one daughter, Kathy Ball of Amelia Island, Fla.; one son, Jim Wilcox of Russell Ky; three sisters, Nannie Wilson, Glendora “Dodie” Wilcox and Virginia “Jenny” Johnson, all of Huntington; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Connie L. Freeman
Mrs. Connie L. Freeman, 52, of Ona, WVa, passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. The widow of Denver Allen Freeman, she is survived by her daughter, Alissa “Nikki” Freeman; son, Chad Freeman; daughter-in-law, Melody Freeman and precious granddaughter, Baylee Freeman. She is also survived by her mother, Rosalea Miller; sister, Nancy Harless, and her many, many, beloved family members and friends. Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by her sister and brothers, Risa Murphy, Norman, Rodney. and Greg Miller, her father, Norman Miller; grandmother, Laura Miller, and father-in-law, Willard Freeman. Special thanks to Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church, the Cooper family, and the many people who sent loving thoughts and special prayers. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and aunt. She will be greatly missed. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements. Her funeral was held at Chapman's Mortuary Saturday, February 19, 2005, at 2 p.m. She was laid to rest along side her husband at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
F.S. “John” Porterfield
F.S. “John” Porterfield, 80, of Huntington passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted at 1 pm Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Harrah and the Rev. Beth Bondurant. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born April 27, 1924, in Bluefield, W.Va., a son of the late Arthur Andrew and Bertha Burton Porterfield. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Arnold Porterfield; one sister, Louise Bailey, and one brother, Arnold Porterfield. He was retired from the Cabell County Board of Education and was a member of Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent, a deacon and an elder. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Stan Napier of Barboursville; one brother, Harold Porterfield of Tallahassee, Fla.; two grandsons, Michael and Jonathan Napier, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Arnold of Milton; a special caregiver, Patty Childers; and several nieces and nephews. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chapel Renovation Fund of Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, 955 Main St., Barboursville, WV 25504.
Richard Didler' Harper
Richard Didier' Harper, 56, of Lesage, W.Va., passed away Monday, February 14, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born January 30, 1949, in Cheverly, Md., a son of the late Quillie and Emmaline Didier' Harper. He was a former truck driver for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Survivors include his fiancee', Martha Swain of Lesage; extended family, Rob Nance, Kim Swain Madeline “Mama” Dewees, Miss Ruth Nunley, George Dewees, Linda Dewees, Eric and Becky Hall, Bear and Mary Lucas, Mark and Sarah Taylor; a host of extended nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Anita Allender of Charleston, W.Va. and Kathy Hall of Colonial Heights, Va. Memorial services were conducted Saturday< February 19, 2005 at the Crossroads Baptist Church, Huntington with Dr. JackK.- Mayes officiating. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, was in charge of arrangements.
Wm. Larry Rupert
Wm. Larry Rupert, 64, of Huntington died Monday, February 14, 2005, at home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2005, at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church by Dr. Ed. Grant and Rev. Ralph Sager. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born November 8, 1940, in New Kensington, Pa., a son of the late William and Roxie Craig Rupert. He was a member of Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, a member of George Walton Lodge #699, a member of the Lodge Council Chapter Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Coudersport, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Nutter Rupert; three children, Matthew Rupert of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mandy Houston and her husband Mike of Cincinnati, Ohio and Chad Aliff of Barboursville; two brothers, Bruce Rupert and his wife Kris of Staunton Va., and Scott Rupert and his wife Sharon of Lower Burrell, Pa. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steele Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 733 Shaw Street, Barboursville, WV 25504.
Oscar Rider, 69 ,of Ona, W.Va, beloved husband of Doris Nicholson Rider, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born August 15, 1935, in Ona, W.Va, a son of the late Samuel and Nettie Martin Rider. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ted and Calvin Rider. He retired from ACF after 32 years of services and was a member of Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Doris; three daughters, Donna Blake, Becky Rider and Janet Weaver; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Laura Rider, and Tim and Brenda Rider; five grandchildren, Matt and Adam Massie, Issac, Tffanie, and Heather Rider, three great-grandchildren, Alexis Massie, Tiarra and Ian Rider, one brother, Robert Rider; four sisters, Edna, Maxine, Luvena and Doris; and a host of family and friends.
Lillie Mae Bailey
Lillie Mae Bailey, 93, of Salt Rock, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at Heritage Center, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Darrell Chapman and Rev Herb Nida. Burial in Bailey Cemetery. She was born June 4, l911 in West Hamlin, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert Lee Gibson and Eva McComas Gibson Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Bailey. She was a member of Friendly United Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Lorraine Hanshaw of Huntington, Juanita Holton of Ohio and Debra Fitzgerald of North Carolina; three sons, Morris Bailey of Barboursville, Howard and Harold Bailey, both of Salt Rock; one sister, Dora Bias of Barboursville; one brother Tom Gibson of Huntington; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend special gratitude and thanks to Heritage Center for the care and love extended to their mother, Lillie. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Lizzie Mae Cremeans Burks
Lizzie Mae Cremeans Burks, 76, of Huntington passed Tuesday, February 15, 2005, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2005, at Henson Mortuary, Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, Rev. Vondie Cook officiated. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Garden, Barboursville. She was born June 23, 1928, in Milton W.Va, daughter of the late G.W. and Dellie Fetty Cremeans. She was also preceded in death by her husband Irvin Burks, a brother, Cecil Cremeans and a sister, Dorothy Cremeans. She was a home-maker. Mrs. Burks is survived by two daughters, Nancy Burks and Julia Burks at home; sons, Lonnie Burks at home, Albert Jr. and his wife Sandy Cremeans of Milton and Jim and his wife Connie Cremeans of Milton; grandsons, Jason and Jimmy Cremeans; and brother Ford Cremeans and his wife Lula. Henson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/henson.
Connie L. Freeman
Connie L. Freeman, 52, Ona, widow of Denver Allen Freeman, died Tuesday, February 15th, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio. She formerly worked at Corbin LTD. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19th at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.
Clida “Mearl” Chapman
Clida “Mearl” Chapman, 68, of Milton passed away Monday, February 14, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service were conducted Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial in Barker Ridge Cemetery. He was born August 23, 1936, a son of the late Clida M. and Sylvia Clagg Chapman. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Pansy Hysell. He is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law, Wayne Chapman, Curtis and Crystal Chapman and Ricky and Dee Chapman, all of Milton, Alfred and Becky Chapman of Hurricane and Timmy and Kelli Chapman of Ona; four grandchildren, Kristin, Justin and Brandon Chapman of Ona and Todd Chapman of Milton; one sister, Jean Chapman of Milton; two brothers, Darrell Chapman of Hurricane and Leroy Chapman of Milton; and a special friend, Mary Chapman.