Mark was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose St. Albans Lodge No. 868.
Survivors include his father, Ronald Anderson and wife, Sandy, of Falling Rock; mother, Linda Casto and husband, Dave, of St. Albans; partner in life, Jennifer Pickens and her son, Jason; step-grandparents, Stella and Paul Tobia of Tornado, Tom and Carol Casto of Poca and Clifford and Ivalee Shafer of Falling Rock; stepbrothers, Nick Casto and wife, Dee, of Galaxy, Va. and Brandon Casto and wife, Amy, of Cross Lanes; special niece, Courtney Casto of Elizabeth; and many aunts, uncles, other family members and friends.
Mark's funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor Roger Burdette officiating. His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Bailey's early career was given impetus when he won top honors in the Chicago Tribune's famed Chicago Musicland Festival. Other professional achievements included his recordings as soloist for the renowned Little Church Around the Corner in New York City and for Follett's Educational Series on Columbia Records, and appearing as soloist at the official Memorial Day celebration at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with then-President Harry S. Truman as the speaker. He sang the title role in Benjamin Britten's "St. Nicholas" with the Vienna Boys Choir, the Vienna Opera Chorus and the State Opera Orchestra. He also received critical acclaim for his multiple performances as the narrator in J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew's Passion." As tenor soloist with the Collegium Musicum at UIUC, Mr. Bailey performed widely throughout the east at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brandeis, Cornell, the Eastman School of Music and other universities. A lifelong educator, he was president of the Chicago Singing Teachers Guild and developed innovative methods of teaching for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Over the course of his distinguished career, Mr. Bailey concertized widely in Europe and the eastern, southern and midwestern United States, appearing as tenor soloist with oratorio societies, opera companies, choral societies and in recitals. He retired as Professor Emeritus from UIUC after 41 years of teaching, mentoring and motivating undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. In retirement he dedicated his time to collecting art and antiques, travel, gardening, church work, studying Revolutionary War history and doting on his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Bailey (nee Beard); daughters, Gwenyth (Richard) Knorr and Jeanne Bailey; grandchildren, Victoria E. Flynn, Theodore James Flynn and Kaylee Knorr; sister-in-law, Juanita Bailey; nephews and nieces, Simon M. Bailey III, Gene W. Bailey II, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Rebecca Bresler and Jennifer F. Bailey; and many great-nieces and -nephews.
Surrounded by family, Professor Bailey died peacefully at his home in Chicago on May 16, 2013. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) would be appreciated.
He was a member of Living Faith Church, Marmet. He fought a long battle with Alzheimer's and heart disease, but the Lord was by his side all the way.
He retired from KRT on February 10, 2004, after 30-and-a-half years of service.
He was preceded in death by son, Roy Brian Bonds; mother, Ethel M. Green Bonds; father, Jess Bonds; and his best friend, his dog, Little Man.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Fleck Bonds of Marmet; daughter, Krystal (Aaron) Skiles of Charleston; grandchildren, Landon and Jaxon Skiles of Charleston; sisters, Faye Monk of Marmet and Ann Bonds of Charleston.
The family would like to thank Kanawha Hospice Care and his nurse, Jo Bailey, for her loving care and support and Gloria Skeen for always being there when needed, as well as all of the other family members who helped out.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Pastor Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Marmet Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Tom was a World War II veteran having joined the Navy before graduating from high school and serving with distinction in the South Pacific throughout World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. He served aboard the USS Simms and attended many Naval reunions over the years.
He returned from the war and earned his GED and then went on to graduate from Morris Harvey College, which he attended on the G.I. Bill. He was a standout football player and team captain under coach Eddie King from 1948 to 1949.
Tom went on to become a teacher and coach for nearly 40 years. During his career he coached basketball, track, wrestling and football. He ended his career as head football coach at DuPont High School, having taken the DuPont Panthers to the state championship game. Tom then went on to coach the DuPont wrestling team to multiple Kanawha Valley Conference championships and an undefeated season.
The family would especially like to thank the faculty, students and student athletes of DuPont High School for their many cards, letters and kind regards on the occasion of his 89th birthday on April 23 of this year. He was especially happy to have received so many heartfelt wishes.
Tom was preceded in death by his mother and father, Maud and Frank Bossie; sisters, Kathleen Hull and Frieda Wise; and brothers, George Bossie, Lawrence Bossie, James Bossie and Martin Bossie.
Tom is survived by his children, Suzanne Lazarow and Tom Bossie Jr.; siblings, Alice Walls and Dolores Conner; and grandchildren, Mark Lazarow, Amanda Hansard, Katie Bossie and Hannah Bossie.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Basilica of Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Monsignor Edward Sadie officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Charleston.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church's gathering space prior to Mass.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local children's charity.
The online guestbook may be accessed at www.bartlettburdettecox.com.
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of the arrangements.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a member of the 42nd Infantry "Rainbow" Division. He was a member of the VFW for over 63 years and a member of the American Legion. He was the owner of Bill's Body Shop in Summersville for 26 years.
He is survived by his wife, Justine Riffle Cutlip of Summersville; daughter, Donna Cutlip of Summersville; three granddaughters, Susan (Kent) Gamble of Beckley, Rhonda Bell of Summersville and Lori (Matthew) Baldwin of Lewisburg; 10 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Illysa, Dylan, Lewis, Clara, Kaylea, Brynn, Ellie, Spencer and Paisley; brother, Perry Cutlip of Tennessee; sisters, Polly Linger, Agnes Cupp, Sally Skidmore, Nancy Dick and Lucy Herman of Ohio, Mary Gregory of Webster Springs and Nellie Craig of Falling Waters; and long-time Army buddy, Donald (Joanne) Dart of New York.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Frank and Jake Cutlip and sister, Peggy Fisher.
Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with VFW Chaplain Gary Moore officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery, Canvas.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility, Residents Fund, 1 Freedom Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301 or Camp Caesar, P.O. Box 248, Cowen, WV 26206.
Born January 24, 1924, in Guthrie, Delmar moved to Dunbar with his family when he was seven years old. Delmar grew up in the Third Ward of Dunbar and attended Third Ward Elementary School, which became Ford Elementary. It was at Third Ward Elementary that he met his lifelong friend and future coaching partner, Bill Young.
Delmar graduated from Dunbar High School in 1944 after an outstanding career in football and basketball. He was coached by Shorty Fields as a ninth grader and Nelson Bragg in his tenth and eleventh grade seasons. As a junior, Delmar earned All Kanawha Valley Conference honors in basketball. Delmar also participated in football at Dunbar and earned the name "Plenty" Good for his outstanding achievements. Delmar scored 16 touchdowns during his junior season. One of his fondest memories was scoring the first time he touched the ball in a varsity game as a ninth grader for the Bulldogs. During his high school career, Delmar led his squads to records of 8-1-1, 5-5 and 8-1-1.
Delmar was only able to participate in athletics at Dunbar High School during his ninth- through eleventh-grade school years. Like many young men of that time, his high school career was cut short by his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.
On June 6, 1944, Delmar was on the front lines in the storming of Utah Beach during D-Day Allied Invasion operations in Normandy, France. While serving his country during the war, Delmar was primarily assigned to the transportation corps in Cherbourg, France. When the Americans and Allied troops defeated the Germans in France, a ceremony was held in Cherbourg, where Delmar took the American flag down and handed the flag over to the French delegation, which raised the French flag in celebration of taking the country back. In 2003 Delmar was honored by the French ambassador, who came to Charleston, for his heroic efforts with the presentation of French Croix de Guerre Medal. In addition, Delmar was honored by the French government for his heroic efforts with the presentation of the Liberate Medal. Other medals include the WWII Army Occupation Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Expert Marksman. After his three years of service, Delmar returned to West Virginia.
Upon returning from the war, Delmar and friend, Bill Young, initially tried out for the varsity football team at West Virginia University. They both became homesick and decided to leave Morgantown and return home. The pair then headed for the much-closer Marshall University located in Huntington. They both made the Marshall varsity football team but they became homesick again, deciding to leave Marshall and return closer to home to be with family after being away for several years in the war. Subsequent to leaving Huntington, Marshall head football coach, Cam Henderson, attempted to talk both into returning and enrolling at Marshall. However, Delmar decided to remain in the Charleston area and enrolled at Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston. Delmar played football for four seasons at Morris Harvey and still holds the record for the longest punt of 79 yards. Delmar participated in intramurals and made 49 of 50 foul shots, winning the basketball challenge at Morris Harvey. Delmar received his undergraduate degree from Morris Harvey in 1950. Delmar also received a graduate degree from West Virginia University in 1961.
Delmar's first teaching and coaching experience came at Hurricane High School, where he served with Nelson Bragg, who had been his high school coach at Dunbar. This was followed by three years as head football coach at Buffalo Putnam High School.
In 1954 Delmar returned home to Dunbar as the head coach in football and track at Dunbar Junior High School. Two years later he moved up to Dunbar High School as an assistant coach in football and track and head basketball coach. That spring, Dunbar High School won the first of three consecutive state track championships. When head coach Stanley Romanoski moved on to West Virginia University in 1957, Delmar became head coach in football and track as well as athletic director.
Under Coach Good's leadership Dunbar High School won two additional state track championships, had an undefeated football team in 1964 and was state football runner-up in 1965. Delmar retired from Dunbar High School with lifelong friend, Bill Young, in 1985 after winning the state AA basketball championship. Additionally, after 29 seasons as head football coach, Delmar retired with 132 wins, the second most in Kanawha County history at the time.
Delmar was instrumental in the creation and organization of the Gazette Relays.
Delmar was an avid golfer and a long-time member of the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Teays Valley. Delmar won the Kanawha Valley Open for his age group.
Delmar was known for his sense of humor and joke telling. He would always greet people with a French greeting whenever he would encounter someone new. Delmar loved to watch the western channel for entertainment. His favorite cowboy movie stars were John Wayne and Gene Autry.
Delmar is now reunited with his wife of 55 years, Wanda; brothers, Charles and Darrell; sister, Phyllis; and son, Michael.
He is survived by his brother, Frank Good of Kernersville, N.C.; daughters, Deena Good-Pittman and Jill Good; sons, Jeffrey and wife, "Gale" and Steven Good; and five grandchildren, Justin, Lindsay, Victoria, Madissen and Ian Faris.
A wake will be held at Keller Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 25, at First Baptist Church of Dunbar. A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. and the service will begin at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Phillip Sheilds officiating. A reception will be held at the First Baptist Church of Dunbar following the burial ceremony at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Fannie is survived by her sons, Timothy C. Hager of Danville and Steve M. Hager of Georgia; her granddaughters, Melanie Martin, Christina Coffelt of Ketchikan, Alaska and Jennifer Bagley of Madison; her grandson, Timothy Noah Hager; her great-grandchildren, Mikel Hager and Daniel Bagley; and her sister, Juanita Dolin of Diamond, Ohio.
Mom's quiet determination, wisdom, strength and humor will be an irreplaceable part of our lives that will be sorely missed. She was a member of Cox's Fork Freewill Baptist Church.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Harley Egnor officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Madison.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
She was born January 12, 1929, and was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Watson and Inez Lucille Mays; beloved husband, Phillip P. Keeney; and sister, Audrey Webb. She was a 1947 graduate of DuPont High School and retired from Verizon in 1994. She raised her family in Bethlehem Baptist Church, Witcher, and, after moving to Malden, she transferred her membership to Malden Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving family: sons, David P. (Diana) Keeney of Rand, Rick (Carolynn) Keeney of Malden and Roger G. (Amanda) Keeney of Diamond; daughter, Teresa (Richard) Withrow of Dunbar; grandchildren, Christopher Keeney, Cynthia Negley, Sarah Withrow and Phillip Keeney; sisters, Eleanor Null and Rosalie Gravely; and brother, James Mays.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Ron Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The online guestbook for Helen E. Keeney can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
Born April 13, 1948, in Harvey, W.Va., Bob loved being a soldier and his service covered a span of over 23 years. He served two tours in Vietnam, one as a Special Forces A-Team enlisted member and the second as a commissioned officer helicopter pilot. Following that service he joined the West Virginia National Guard and spent the final 15 years of his career as a National Guard Bureau active duty officer, headquartered at the Pentagon. His awards include the Bronze Star, RVN Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Senior Parachute Badge. Following his retirement from the military in 1991, Bob continued his support of the nation by founding and managing three professional service corporations in the Washington, D.C., area, culminating with his retirement in 2012.
Bob was the son of Ruth and the late James McVey; husband of Candy; father of Kimberly McVey, Jennifer McVey and Traci (Ryan) Peter; brother of Roger (Judy), Michael (Carole), Samuel, Pamela (Patrick) Crawford and Stephanie (Bill) Edmonds; grandfather of Richard Hayden and Levi Peter; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Demaine Funeral Home, 703-941-9428. Friends welcome at 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, Va., on Friday, May 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. www.demainefunerals.com.
She was born September 18, 1923, to the late Charlie and Vertie Miller Barker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Powell and sister, Nellie Powell.
She is survived by sons, Charles (Marsha) of Kannapolis, N.C. and Doug (Debbie) of Danville; daughters, Debby (Rev. Jesse Perdue) of Danville and Patty Ellis of Charleston; John Runyon, who she considered a son, and his wife, Debbie, of Uneeda; sister, Betty Barker of Danville; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one step-great-great-grandchild.
Her lifelong ministry was sending cards and letters.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Jesse Perdue, Doug Powell and John Runyon officiating. Burial will follow in Family Gardens, Madison.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.