Sylvia Gay Hicks Cox
Sylvia Gay Hicks Cox, 86, formerly of Milton, passed away Monday, April 11, 2005, in Morristown, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial followed in Milton Cemetery. She was born April 19, 1918, a daughter of the late Jonah R. and Maxie Reynolds Hicks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John J. Cox; sister, Nella Mae Mohr; brothers, Everet, Keleth and Ross Hicks; nephew, James Mohr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Gina Cox of Pinehurst, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Cox Ware and John David Ware of Morristown, Tenn; three grandchildren, Shelley Barnard, Cathy Ware and David Ware and two special great-granddaughters, Kelly Smith and Macey Barnard, all of Morristown, Tenn.; nephew Richard Mohr and wife Charlotte of Milton; two nieces, Belinda Baumgartner of Bellingham, Wash., and Beth Hicks of Columbus, Ohio, in addition to several grand-nieces and -nephews.
Margaret Laverne “Kitch” Kitchen
Margaret Laverne “Kitch” Kitchen, 79, of Barboursville, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Ralph Sager. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. She was born November 1, 1925, in Leon, Ky, a, daughter of the late Cecil Kitchen and Hattie Counts Kitchen. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Jane Dawson. She was a retired employee of Owens-Illinois. She is survived by one brother, G.E. “Bill” Kitchen and his wife Ann by Shelbyville, Ky.; several cousins, nieces and nephews including Timothy Wayne Dawson. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Anna Marie “Aunt Dolly” Witz
Anna Marie “Aunt Dolly” Witz, 88, of Milton, WV, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2005, in Huntington, WV. She was born September 30, 1916, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late Eugene J. and Elizabeth Emma Hoffman Witz. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and William Witz and one niece, Janet Scuito. She is survived by one sister, Marie Lawrence of Folcroft, Pa.; one sister-in-law, Jane Witz; nephews Gene (Catherine) Banfi, Louis (Celeste) Banfi, Bill (Bernadette) Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Witz and Joe Witz; nieces Jean (Tom) Mount, Betty Ann (Eddie) McCaffrey and Cynthia (Charles) Price; many great, great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews; and many loving and caring friends and neighbors. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa. A local memorial service in her honor will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research or charity/church of your choice. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Wyatt Evers Adams
Wyatt Evers Adams, 90, of Barboursville, has gone home to be with his Heavenly Father and is having a party with his family and friends that have gone on before him. He was born November 24, 1914 in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Homer and Myrtle Wentz Adams. He was also preceded in death by one brother, James Adams, and one sister, Emily Chapman. He was retired from INCO after 41 years of service and was member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a member of Elmwood Baptist Church, a member of Lodge #13 AF&AM whose members conducted Masonic graveside rites and was a 32nd degree Mason. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Evelyn Allen Adams; three sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Sandee Adams, David and Darlene Adams, all of Barboursville, and Bobbie Adams of Sibley, La.; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted April 14, 2005, at the Elmwood Baptist Church by Pastor Rick Glass and Pastor Bob Browning. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Huntington or to the Gideons. Many thanks to the great care that Hospice gave and also to our wonderful neighbors and friends.
Cready “Gene” Chapman
Cready “Gene” Chapman, 75, of Lesage passed away Monday, April 11, 2005, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Bobby Ray officiating. Burial in Guyan Creek Cemetery, Glenwood, WV. He was born July 18, 1929, a son of the late Cready and Margaret Mount Chapman. He was also preceded in death by one son, Larry Chapman. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Beverly Chapman of Glenwood and Roy and Connie Chapman of Ashton, WV; one daughter, Barbara Thacker of Huntington; their mother, Matilda Wray of Glenwood; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several special friends.
Debra Ann McDonie Johnson
Debra Ann McDonie Johnson, 51, of Nunica, Mich., passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005, at a local hospital. She was born September 5, 1953 to Royce and the late Emma Erwin McDonie of Milton. Deb was preceded in death by her brother, Michael K. McDonie. Deb is survived by her husband, Robert H. Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Michael P. and Cassie McDonie of Grand Haven, Mich.; two grandchildren, Keira and Killean, her father and second mom, Royce and Pat McDonie of Milton; her mother-in-law, Thelma Johnson of Hurricane, WV; two brothers, Mark and Jon McDonie, both of Milton. A memorial service was held Tuesday, in Spring Lake, Mich. Visitation was held Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Contributions may be made to Hospice, Huntington City Mission or the Gideons.
Leslie Browning, 80, of Barboursville died April 9, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Robert Webb Jr. Burial in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born in Logan County, West Virginia a son of the late George Browning and Iva Perry Browning. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Owens-Illinois. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Browning; one sister, Stellis Vance; and one brother, Luther Browning. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Chapman Browning; one daughter, Beth Weatherholt of Barboursville; one son, Joe Browning of Milton; two stepdaughters, Deborah Hutchinson and Sue Ellen Ryder; one stepson, David Hutchinson; two sisters, Frances Atkins of Hopewell, Va., and Ruth Tomblin of Man, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Mark Weatherholt, Becky Zerkle, Brad Browning and Kristen Alford; two step grandchildren, Kari Ryder and Andrew Hutchinson; three great-grandchildren.
Published on Apr. 14, 2005
Leroy “Doc” Robinson
Leroy “Doc” Robinson, 90, of Scott Depot died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at home. He was born in Beatrice on August 11, 1914 to the late Harry and Anne Deem Robinson. A graduate of Tanner High School, he also attended and played football at Glenville College. He and his late wife, Melva Dell McCartney Robinson, began their life together in Parkersburg where he worked for Imperial Ice Cream before moving to the Kanawha Valley area. He later retired from Union Carbide, South Charleston. He was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Alice Van Pelt, brothers, John “Buck” Robinson of Florida and Orval P. “Jack” Robinson of Hurricane, sisters, Helen Pritt of Canton, Ohio, Opal Been of Tanner, and one infant sister, and great-grandson, Evan Jacob Starghill.
Surviving: son, Edward Lee Robinson and wife, Jeanette, of Charleston; son-in-law, Ben Van Pelt of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Scott Van Pelt and wife, Cheryl, of Hurricane, Gregory Van Pelt of Scott Depot, Brooke Robinson-Starghill and husband, Eric, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Summer Robinson of Mooresville, North Carolina; great-grandchild, Conor Pratte of Lemoore; niece, Dorothy Pritt of Canton; nephew, Jerry “Squeak” Robinson and wife, Beulah, of Tanner; many special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and their families.
Service was held Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Norma Jean Dunn
Norma Jean Dunn, 66, of Culloden died at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky.
She was the daughter of the late Virgil Chapman and Ester Isabelle McDaniel Chapman, both of Culloden. She was born December 5, 1938 in Marmet and was also preceded in death by a very special brother-in-law, James Dunn, and nephews, Larry Dunn and Anthony Lott.
Surviving: her husband of 49 years, Harold; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Tom Zerkle of Ironton, Ohio, Carrol Dunn of Culloden, Tammy and Chad Bentley of Barboursville; grandchildren, Chelsea, Mikayla and Alex Bentley, Lexi Floyd, Shelby and Logan Zerkle; sisters, Donna Dunn of Culloden and Delores Jean Dunn of Columbus, Ohio; many special nieces and nephews.
Service was held Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Millard Morrison officiating. Burial was in Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Donations of sympathy may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland KY 41101.
Genevieve P. Chapman
Genevieve P. Chapman, 88, of Fraziers Bottom died April 4, 2005, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Born October 1, 1916 at Hurricane, she was a daughter of the late Herbert P. and Sarah Mitchell Phelps. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Chapman, her sisters, Eunice Huff, Inez Craddock, Frances Sowards and Rosetta Burns, and her brothers, Raymond and Ernest Phelps.
She was a member of the Winfield Church of Christ and the putnam County Home Extension Club. She was retired from the Cabell County Board of Education and was also a former employee of Buddy Dale Dress Shop, Huntington.
Surviving: daughters and their husbands, Janice and Phil Mooney of Poca, Sara and Ed Cordero of Sunrise, Florida; sons and their wives, Randall C. and Jeanette Chapman of Dover, Ohio, Steven B. and Becky Chapman of Atwater, Ohio; sister, Arnetha Nancarrow of Abilene, Texas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Friday, April 8, 2005, at Winfield Church of Christ with Ministers Randall Chapman, Steven Chapman and George Erwin officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to either the Alzheimer's Association, 1111 Lee Street East, Charleston WV 25301, Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston WV 25311, or Midwestern Children's Home, OO Box 48, Pleasant Plain OH 45162.
Evelyn A. Erskine
Evelyn A. Erskine, 89, of Winfield died April 2, 2005, at Valley Health Village after a short illness.
She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
Surviving: daughter-in-law, Brenda K. Erskine of Sissonville; grandchildren, Debi Burns of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Mark Erskine of Nitro, Cheryl Pitard of Cocoa, Florida, and Shawna McCloud of Sissonville; sisters, Ruth Hall of St. Albans and Edith Dowler of Nitro; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Good Shepher MortuAry with Pastor David Thaxton officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Teays Valley.
Kodey Alexander Fields
Kodey Alexander Fields, 8, of Poca died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the home of his caregiver, Donna Watts, after a long illness.
Surviving: father, David Shannon Fields of Poca; mother, Miranda Dawn Beane Fields of St. Albans; brothers, Benjamin Lee Fields and Zachery Shannon Fields, both at home; sisters, Angela Miracle Fields and Destiny Hope Fields, both at home; paternal grandparents, David C. and Carolyn Fields of Charleston; paternal great-grandparents, Albert and Maude Dishner of Charleston; paternal great-grandmother, Juanita Butler of Ripley; maternal grandmother, Penney Lyons of St. Albans.
Service was held Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, wtih Pastor James Wright officiating. Burial was in Sissonville Memorial Gardens.
Disa E. Priddy
Disa E. Mattox Priddy, 80, of Port Clinton, Ohio died Monday, April 4, 2005, at the Erice County Care Facility, Sandusky, Ohio.
She was born in Leon, West Virginia on July 22, 1924 to Charles and Cora Elliot Mattox. On June 25, 1944 in Buffalo, West Virginia, she married Harry F. Priddy, who preceded her in death on February 25, 19800.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy, Earl, Guss and Arthur, her sisters, Dorothy and Dollie, and an infant sister, Beulah.
Service was held Friday, April 8, 2005, at Buffalo Church of God. Interment was in Buffalo Memorial Park. Walker Funeral Home, Port Clinton, was in charge of arrangements.
Golden Cremeans Jr.
Golden Cremeans Jr., 65, of Buffalo, formerly of Reno, Nevada, died April 5, 2005.
He was a retired truck deiver from Teamsters Local 533 in Reno with 18 years of service, an Army veteran, a graduate of Pt. Pleasant High School, and a Protestant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Golden and Bessie Cremeans, brothers, Carl Edwin, Melcin B., Alvin Harry, and Allen Ray Cremeans, and sister, Janice Lolafye McCaffery.
Surviving: children, Charles James Cremeans of Walton, New York, Timmy Lee Cremeans of Reno, and Tammy Lynn Cremeans of Reno; sister, Madaline Thorne of Buffalo; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service was held Friday, April 8, 2005, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Sidney Warner and Minister Jeremy Edward Young officiating. Burial was in the memorial gardens. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Edith P. Hanger
Edith Pullins Hanger, 94, of Hurricane died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at home.
She was born April 11, 1910 in Ashford to the late Joseph Lemuel and Sara McDerment Pullins, early Boone County settlers. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Lee “Red” Hanger, who died on January 31, 2005, and brothers, Marshall, Mack, Arthur and Don Pullins.
She lived in Boone County until moving to Hurricane in 1971, She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hurricane, and had grocery stores and restaurants in several Boone County towns.
Surviving: daughtrers, Margaret “Tommy” Adkins of Sandyville, Flora Lee Francis and Carolyn Studyvin of Hurricane; son, Marshall P. Hanger of Hurricane; grandchildren, Connie Adkins Welling, Frank Adkins Jr., Sara Studyvin Summers, Eric Studyvin, Korri Hanger Powers, Leona Hanger and R. Ford Francis; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jim McGehee and Dr. James E. Lutz officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main Street, Hurricane WV 25526, or to Hospice.
Mary Lou Brown
Mary Lou Brown, 58, of Liberty died April 7, 2005, in CAMC Memorial Hospital.
She was a teacher's assistant at Eastbrook Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruby Boling, and brother, Buddy Paul Boling.
Surviving: husband, William D. Brown; children, William Allen Brown and wife, Tabatha, of St. Albans, Robert Scott Brown of Buffalo, Robin Denise Bowling and husband, Roger, of Liberty, and Ruby JoAnne Craig of Buffalo; sister, Ruth Ann Knoke and husband, Fred, of sissonville; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Casey, Justeen, Joseph, Michelle, Braddock and Kelsie.
Service and burial were held Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the Brown Cemetery, Liberty, with Pastor Billy Casto officiating. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.