Ione S. Smith
Ione S. Smith, 89, of Winfield died Sunday, August 22, 2004, following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph Boston and Lavenia Jordan Short. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Clifton and James Short, sister, Juanita Sponaugle, and husband, Evangelist Flavil K. Smith.
She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, a homemaker and a former employee of Cabin Creek Quilts and The Flower Mart.
Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Ray Reynolds; granddaughters, Renee Thompson and Raina Blanton; great-grandsons, Garrett and Dakotah; 10 nieces and four nephews.
Service and burial was private. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Karen Kay McComas Rose
Karen Kay McComas Rose, 52, of Trinity, Fla., formerly of Hurricane, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2004, in Tampa, Fla. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at St. Timothys In-The-Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane, with the Rev. William Fulks officiating. She was born Feb. 22, 1952, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Henry and Imogene Powell McComas. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Lou Legg and Sarah Garland. She was a member of St. Timothys In-The-Valley Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. “Bob” Rose Jr.; two sons, Robert L. “Robbie” Rose III and Trevor W. Rose of Trinity, Fla.; two daughters, Christa Dyke of Champaign Ill. and Kara Beth Rose of Huntington; and two sisters, Nancy Ann Cargill of Sarasota, Fla. and Linda Carter of Milton. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
William S. Elkin
William S. “Bill” Elkin, 53, of Hurricane died August 22, 2004 after a brave battle with cancer.
He was born April 26, 1951 in Chalreston, a son of Dr. W. Paul Elkin and the late Grace Harris Elkin. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Robert H. “Bob” Elkin, in 1992.
He attended school in Virginia, Maine and Florida and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Belguim. He returned to this area where he worked as an independent contractor and finish carpenter. He was an active member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Hurricane, and was an avid animal lover and advocate.
Surviving in addition to his father: sister, Linda Elkin of Seattle, Washington, and brother, Jim Elkin of New York.
Service was held Friday, August 27, 2004, at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor John D. Smith officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donation may be made to either Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar WV 25064; or Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, PO Box 2308, Cleveland OH 37320.
Clara Esther Cottrill
Clara Esther Hanna Cottrill, 84, of Cross Lanes died Monday, August 23, 2004.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Throughout her life, she was an avid bowler. She loved all types of sports, was a fisherwoman and loved to play Rook and work crossword puzzles. Her hobbies included crocheting, quilting and knitting. She loved the piano and guitar.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil W. Hanna, and her second husband, Donald Cottrill.
Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Gary Harris of Poca; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Lee “Buddy” and Reba Hanna and Pastor Michael D. and Beryl Hanna, all of Liberty, Cecil and Janet Hanna of Red House; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a host of great neighbors, church family and friends.
Service was held Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at Riverside Baptist Church, Red House, with her son, Pastor Michael D. Hanna, officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, was in charge of arrangements.
Dewey W. Duke
Dewey Wilburn Duke, 83, of Hurricane died August 22, 2004, at home after a long illness.
He was a member of Main Street Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Iron Workers Local 201.
He was a loving father and dedicated grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Wilmah Faye Duke.
Surviving: daughter and her husband, Reba and Jeff Bailey of Hurricane, and their son, Todd; son and his wife, D.W. and Shirley Duke, and their children, Jennifer Ann, Heather, Annie and A.J., all of South Charleston; brothers, Carson Duke of South Point, Ohio and James Duke of Milton; nephew and his wife, Lonnie and Mary Margaret Duke of Hurricane; special friends, Montana Reeves, Ann Hall and Nadine Newcomber; a hots of many other family and friends.
Service was held Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Minister Donald Mash and Doug Minton officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Claude C. Deardoff
Claude C. Deardoff, 94, of Winfield, formerly of St. Albans and Nitro, died August 24, 2004, at the home of his daughter and her husband, Barbara and Lonnie DeHart of Ashburn, Virginia.
Born June 17, 1910 in Pliny, he was a son of the late Walter Wallace and Sarah Bertha Jane Jordan Deardorff. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Eunice Marie Chaney Deardorff and Mattie Elizabeth Kelley Deardorff; son, Claude Cecil Deardorff Jr.; sister, Virginia Deardorff Lanier Gilbert Seydewitz; and brothers, Homer and William Deardorff.
He was retired from Union Carbide, South Charleston, with 37 years of service and was a member of the AFL-CIO.
Also surviving: daughter and her husband, Betty D. and John B. Bennett of Winfield; sister, Mildred Deardorff Webster Gundrum of Georgia; grandchildren, Brian E. Bennett, John H. Bennett and his wife, Nancy, of Winfield, Nathan and Sarah DeHart of Ashburn; great-grandson, John F. Bennett of Winfield.
Service was held Saturday, August 28, 2004, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Joel M. Harpold officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Nina Leora Beller
Nina Leora Beller, 64, of Hurricane, formerly of Red House, died August 26, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital.
He was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Richerson.
Surviving: husband, Golden Beller; children, Thomas Null of Hurricane, Pamela Writesel of Boone County, Renee Barnett of Red House, and Eddie Beller of Red House; sisters, Effie Willis of Sissonville, Joyce Powell of Dublin, Georgia, Ladonna Parsons of Red House, and Virginia Spaulding of Eleanor; brother, John McCoy of St. Albans; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other family and a host of friends.
Service was held Saturday, August 28, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca,. Burial was in Center Point Cemetery, Liberty.
Eloise “Jeannie” Lovejoy of Bancroft died on August 25, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma and Houston “Pete” Hicks, and brother, Bill.
Surviving: husband, Bobby; sons, David Harris and wife, Vickie, of Poca, Michael Lovejoy and wife, Julie, of Milton, Brian Lovejoy and wife Kim, of Charleston; grandchildren, Davy, Chad, Todd, Tabitha, Matthew, Caitlin, American Thomas, Kennedy Marie, and Karsyn.
A memorial service and “Celebration of Life” will be held at Bancroft Church of God Mission on Saturday, August 28, 2004. Her body has been donated to the Human Gift Registry of WVU. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Mark L. Webb
Mark L. Webb, 45, of Hurricane died August 27, 2004, at Putnam General Hospital after a short illness.
He was born August 1, 1959 in Charleston, sa son of Shirley May Jones Webb and the late Charles Herbert Webb. He was a general contractor, lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley, and a member of Nitro Moose Lodge No. 565.
Surviving in addition to his mother: wife, Lisa Dirickson Webb; sons, John Frye of Mount Olive, Mark “Chris” Webb of Dunbar, and Stone Lee Webb at home; brothers, Charles, Mike and Scott Webb, all of St. Albans, Herman Spencer of Wauchula, Florida, and Brady Spencer of Wahiawea, Hawaii; granddaughrer, Janie Marie Frye of South Charleston.
Service was held Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Rob Laukoter and the Rev. Doyle Young officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
The family suggests donations to the Stone Lee Webb Fund, Putnam County Bank, PO Box 308, Hurricane WV 25526.
Amelia “Amy” Eaton Adkins
Amelia “Amy” Eaton Adkins, 89 of Lynchburg, VA formerly of Huntington, WV died on Tuesday, August 17, 2004. Services were held on Friday at Ridgelawn Abbey of Devotion with Rev. Keith Leap officiating. Burial followed. She was born January 3, 1915 in Jerome, OH a daughter of the late George D. and Hattie Tyler Eaton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, A. Hobart Adkins, a daughter, A. Gaynelle Adkins Cremeans Vick Farley, and three brothers, George D. Eaton, Jr., Paul T. Eaton and Dow Irving Eaton. She was a member of the Highlawn United Methodist Church, the DAR Buford Chapter, and was a former member of the Eastern Star, Guyandotte. Amelia was a noted genealogist and was very active in area societies. She was the benefactor of the Amelia Eaton Adkins genealogy currently housed at the Buffalo Middle School. She was formerly active and held several positions with the Tri-State Council of Girl Scouts. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth “Dibbie” Adkins of Lynchburg, VA; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald B. and Jeanette Adkins of Tacoma, WA; four grandchildren, Darrett B. Adkins, Jason Edwin Adkins, David J. Farley and Talitha Gawkoski; eight great grandchildren and a sister, Ruthella Eaton Jones of Crewe, VA. Online register book at www.beardfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Ann Varney Spangler
Ruth Ann Varney Spangler, 63, was escorted by the angels to her heavenly home on Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by the Rev. Zachary Bills. Burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. She was born Jan. 4, 1941, in Burr, Ky, a daughter of the late Tony and Anna Mae Lowe Varney. Ruth was a 1959 graduate of Gilbert High School. She went on to receive her BA, MA, superintendent and principal certificates from Marshall University. Ruth Ann was a member of the WVEA and the NEA. Ruth retired from teaching her 34 dedicated years of service with the Wayne County Board of Education. Ruth was a very active civic-minded person who was active in many service organizations. She joined the Order of the Eastern Star, Kermit Chapter #123, in 1963. Ruth served as a Past Matron for Kermit Chapter #123 and Barboursville Chapter #95. She served Barboursville Chapter #95 as 2003 Grand Organist for the State of West Virginia Order of the Eastern Star and 2004 Ambassador of Goodwill. She was a Past Noble Grand of the Kermit Chapter of Rebekah's and later joined the Huntington Charity Rebekah's #39 where she also was a Past Noble Grand. Ruth belonged to the White Shrine of Jerusalem Mizpah Chapter, Williamson, W.Va., the White Snow Council of Pocahontas and also was a Kentucky Colonel. Ruth Ann cherished each and every moment of life and all of the people it contained.
Mrs. Spangler is survived by her husband and best friend of 15 years, William B. Spangler. Others surviving include her son, Jeffrey T. (Bilinda) Dawson of King, N.C.; two stepsons, Tim (Michelle) Spangler of Wytheville, Va., and Terry (Jennifer) Spangler of Phenix City, Ala., one step-daughter, Angela Spangler of Wytheville, Va; three grandchildren, Zackerie, Brandin and Shawn Dawson of King, N.C.; and three step-grandchildren, Amber and Austin Spangler of Wytheville, Va., and Dylan Spangler of Phenix City, Ala. Ruth is survived by six devoted siblings, Linda (Al) Scimone of Petersburg, Va., Charles (Sue) Varney of Pineville, WV, Karen (Jerry) Kirk of Gilbert, WV, Barry Varney of Waynesboro, Va., Greg Varney of Charlottesville, Va., and Keith (Pam) Varney of Lyndhurst, Va. Ruth also leaves behind many precious nieces, nephews and friends. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd Lincoln McCallister
Lloyd Lincoln McCallister, 91, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away in St. Mary's Medical Center on August 28, 2004. His wife, Helen died in October 2000. Survivors include Violet Jane Lambert (daughter) and Vernon Dale McCallister (son) of Culloden; Venesa G. Smith (daughter) of Charleston; Kelly Lynn Cooper and Cindy Fitchet (granddaughters), the children of Vicki McCallister (daughter), who died in June 2004; grandsons, Alan V. Keathley of Daniels, W.Va., Eric M. Lambert of Ona; granddaughters, Andrea Childers, Jessica McCallister and Tracy Rabic; and nine great-grandchildren. Lloyd was the oldest of 16 children born to Joseph Ward and Annie Bragg McCallister. Also surviving are brothers, James Cabell McCallister and Russell Dan McCallister of Culloden and sisters Delores Oliver and Dorothy Hall both of New Haven, W.Va. Lloyd was a member of Culloden United Baptist Church at Balls Branch, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent in the 1950's. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, W.Va. Burial in Culloden Cemetery.
Dolliver T. McComas
Doliver T. McComas, 73, of Barboursville went home to be with his Lord Saturday, August 28, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Dr. Ed Grant, the Rev. Ralph Sager, Pastor Paul Meadows and the Rev. Ed Hood. Burial in McComas Cemetery. He was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Salt Rock, a son of the late Oscar and Delia Mae Vannatter McConias. He was a retired employee of CSX Locomotive Shop, Huntington, a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army and a member of the V.F.W., D.A.V. and American Legion. He attended Steele Memorial United Methodist Church and was the church historian, a member of the Minerva Lodge, #13, A.F.&A.M., Barboursville, a charter member and past president of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter of the S.A.R. and former councilman for the City of Barboursville. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Thompson McComas; one daughter and son-in-law, Tami and Andy Garvin of Barboursville; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert M. “Bob” McComas of Beckley, W.Va., and Thomas W. “Tom” and Susan McComas of Ona; three sisters, Mary Pratt of Salt Rock, Ruby Adkins of Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Bailey of Athalia, Ohio; two brothers, Billie S. “Bud” McComas of Salt Rock and Clarence G. “C.G.” McComas of Huntington; and four grandchildren, Erica L., Erin Marie and Jenna Rae McComas and Matthew Garvin.
Carol Ann Harshbarger
Carol Ann Harshbarger, 61, of Milton passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at her resident. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, August 28, 2004 at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. She was born May 8, 1943, in El Paso, Texas, a daughter of the late Joseph and Melvin McGann. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sharon Harshbarger; one granddaughter, Hailey Harshbarger. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Allen Adkins, 63, of Huntington passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 27, 2004, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Charles Norris. Burial in Bowen Cemetery. He was was born December 22, 1940, in Wayne County, a son of the late Ivan Adkins and Ida Porter Adkins Thacker. He was a retired exterminator with Bruce Terminex and was a member of Freedom Independent Church Bradrick Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Littlejohn Adkins; three daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Roger Sexton, Lisa and James Legg, all of Huntington and Vickie and Harry Frasher of Barboursville; five sisters, Virginia Nicely, Phyllis Nicely and Betty Adkins, all of Barboursville, Joyce Adkins and Debbie Mace, both of Wayne; brothers Rick Adkins of Chesapeake, Ohio, Gary Adkins of Huntington, and Earl Adkins of Barboursville; five grandchildren, Brandi Sexton, Dusty Sexton, Jimmy Legg, Michael Legg and Christopher Legg; and two special “grandchildren” Beccie and Sarah Mace.