Dianna Leah Roberts Adkins of Hamlin, born July 10, 1948, passed away April 16, 2014, at the age of 65 years, nine months and six days. She was the daughter of the late Frank Otho and Esta Ann Stickler Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Dale "B.O." Adkins, and brothers, Frank E. Roberts and Kelly Roberts. She was a former employee for R.H. Adkins Gas Co. and was a member of Hamlin Church of Christ.
She is survived by one brother, Kyle (Joy) Roberts of Holley Ridge, N.C.; three sisters, Dora (Charlie) Mynes of South Charleston, Lavana (James) Lively of Sumerco and Joyce (Arthur) Chaney of Hamlin; nephew, Kyle Allen Roberts of Holley Ridge, N.C.; nieces, Kylena Roberts of Holley Ridge, N.C., Kelli (Carl) Adkins of Hamlin and Elizabeth (Gordan) Ingold of South Charleston; her loving dog, Bailey; special friend and co-worker, Denise Duncan of Hamlin; and a host of great-nieces, -nephews, family and friends.
Funeral service will be noon Saturday, April 19, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with Minister Brian Barrett officiating. Interment will follow at Orchard Hill Memory Gardens, Yawkey.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.
Elizabeth Persinger Chadek, 58, of Martinsburg, formerly of Charleston, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Elizabeth was born in Charleston on Oct. 3, 1955. She was the fourth child of Meredith T. Persinger and Mary Boland Persinger. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved husband, Stephen C. Chadek.
Elizabeth was a graduate of Charleston Catholic High School and attended Marymount College of Virginia and Morris Harvey College.
She is survived by her brothers, Thomas Persinger of Charleston, Joseph M. Persinger and wife, Julia, of Annapolis, Md., and Powers Persinger and wife, Kathy, of Charleston, and by her sister, Mary Persinger of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Emily Persinger Proctor and husband, Tim, of San Diego, Calif., Cynthia Persinger Lisa and husband, LCMR Michael, of Hollywood, Md., John Persinger and wife, Sarah, of Erie, Pa., Valerie Persinger of Lawrenceville, N.J., Brian Persinger and wife, Vickie, of Morgantown and Drew Persinger of Charleston. In addition, Elizabeth is survived by six great-nieces and a great-nephew, many close friends in Martinsburg and her faithful dog, Mingo.
Elizabeth was a loving wife, daughter and sister, and cherished all of the friendships she maintained throughout her life. She was a dedicated sports fan and enjoyed following WVU football and basketball. Elizabeth was also devoted to the many dogs she adopted over the years.
Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, where there will be a Christian prayer vigil at 7:15 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will concelebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Charleston, by Father Chris Turner and Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, and assisted by Deacon Joseph M. Persinger. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Charleston.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the St. Agnes Charleston Endowment Fund of the West Virginia Catholic Foundation, 1300 Byron St., Wheeling WV 26003 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of West Virginia, 900 Lee St. E., Suite 1010, Charleston, WV 25301.
You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
Roger Dale Connard, 65, of Ward, passed away April 16, 2014, at home after a long illness.
He was a former employee for Appalachian Power Plant of Glasgow. Roger was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Roger loved to hunt and fish, but most of all he loved his family. He was preceded in death by father and mother, James Edwin Connard and Arbutus Brown Connard; son, Roger Dale Connard Jr.; and one brother, James Leroy Connard.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy J. Legg Connard at home; daughter, Maxine Connard Miller; sons, Roger D. Connard III and Harvey E. Connard; sisters, Diane Hall and Beverly Buckley; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Skip Hudnall officiating. Burial will follow the service in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Friends may call Friday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Cedar Grove.
Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cookefuneralhome.com.
Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.
Bernice C. Elkins of Alkol, at the age of 100, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Arb Elkins. They were owners of Elkins Exxon, Alkol. She was a member of Sycamore Grove Missionary Baptist Church for 57 years.
She is survived by her two sons, Bob and wife, Pat Elkins, of St. Albans and Daryle and wife, Jean Elkins, of Alkol; three grandchildren, Shann and wife, Heather Elkins, and Stacy and husband, Ric Leadman, and Bruce Whitten; great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Alaina Leadman, Caroline, Cade, Cole and Camden Elkins; three sisters, Brentha Linville, Martha Davis and Ethel Shirley; one brother, Charles Miller; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Butch Leadman officiating. Burial will be at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her caregivers. Contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387, in memory of Bernice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.curryfuneralhome.org.
Maxine Mary Speece Fisher went home to be with the Lord and family members who preceded her in death after a short fight with cancer on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She departed this life with much of her family by her side at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Maxine was the beautiful bride of Argyle "Archie" Fisher for 37 years. Together they had two blessed children, Shawna Johnson of Ripley and Steven Fisher of Lockhart.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Evine Speece; sisters, Linda Johnson and Charlotte Speece; and nephew, Justin Hafer.
Maxine is survived by her husband, Archie Fisher; children, Shawna Johnson and Steven Fisher and spouse, Ashley; six precious grandchildren, Hannah Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Emma Johnson, Evan Tanner, Kyler Fisher and Parker Fisher; father, Tom Speece; brothers, Ed Speece, Willard Speece and David Speece; sisters, Betty Hafer, Barbara Benson and Elizabeth Myers; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition, she was a "Nanny" to many while employed at Kid Care Day Care and Pre-school.
Arrangements are being provided by Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Thursday, April 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with Pastor S.R. Parsons Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. A fellowship gathering will be held at the church following the burial for friends and family. Refreshments will be provided, and anyone wishing to contribute the same are welcome to do so.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.com.
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Savannah Grant was born Feb. 29, 1919, in Haynesville, Ala., to Plummie and Gilbert Robinson. She moved to Montgomery in the late 1950s and worked for the Long family as nanny and housekeeper for 57 years. She met Alonzo Thaxton in 1966. He was the love of her life for 27 years until his death, and even after. She was preceded in death by brother, JP Tate. Savannah was a long-time faithful member of Smithers First Baptist Church, Smithers.
She leaves behind to keep her memory alive her cousin, Betty Plummer.
The family of Savannah Grant would like to thank her friends and community for their love and support throughout the years. A special thanks to the Long family, Florence Jean Sheely family, Shelia Crider, Irene Kinder and Pat Callender.
Service will be Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Smithers First Baptist Church, Smithers. Viewing and family visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Callender Funeral Home, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mildred Marie (Barnett) Hanna, 74, of Ed Stone Branch, Chapmanville, died April 16, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Prayer Connection Lighthouse, Danville, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, is in charge of arrangements.
Benjamin Andrew Harper of White Sulphur Springs died April 13, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Tressel Street, White Sulphur Springs, with visitation beginning at noon. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.
Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Lillian Joyce Wellington Hill, was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Watertown, S.D. She was raised mostly in St. Paul, Minn., and Spokane, Wash. On April 16, 2014, at 11:05 a.m. in Charleston, God called her home.
She was the daughter of the late Murl Arthur Wellington, who died in 1948; her mother, Goldie Lillian Graves Wellington Thomas, and stepfather, Glen Leroy Thomas, who loved her as his own, both died in 1985. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Jack Raymond Wellington Thomas (1978), and grandparents, William C. Graves and Inga Underland Graves, whom she loved very much.
Joyce retired from CAMC Healthcare Financial. She had also worked many years in the St. Francis billing department, as well as St. Joseph Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. She enjoyed reading, movies, swimming, bowling and cooking. She especially loved her special grand-dogs, Sam, Cokie and Bella, but most of all she loved her family. She was of the Lutheran faith.
She is survived by her three daughters, Linda Greenlee (Terry), Deborah Cook (Kenneth) and Pamela Hill; grandchildren, Shannon Kinder (Timothy), Tonya Ebert (Paul), Lindsay Westerfield (Bobby), Matthew and Elizabeth Smart; two great-grandsons, Keaton Atchley and Maxwell Ebert; step-grandchildren, Brian, Tara, Lyndsi, Amanda, Jessica and their children; step-great-grandson, Skylar; a very special aunt, Daisy Graves Miller and her family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. We will miss you, Mom, and shall never forget.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Chaplain Terry Yahr conducting the service. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Mrs. Colene Gray Hurt of Statesville, N.C., passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Autumn Care of Statesville. Born Sept. 5, 1933, in Iredell County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Eugene Gray and Rachel Jenkins Gray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Doncaster; sisters, Lois Ervin, Inez Tomlin, Laverne Clanton and Marie Kimberlin; and brothers, Charles Neil Gray and Leon Gray.
Surviving are her husband, John, along with a daughter, Cindy McNamee, grandchildren, Erin Giles (George), Robert, Michael and Daniel McNamee; and great-grandsons, Lucas McNamee and Cormac Giles. Also surviving are brothers, Reid Gray (Peggy) and Kenneth Gray (Becky); sisters, Eloise Wilson, Philis Joyner (Henry) and Shirley Goodman (John); son-in-law, Glenn Doncaster; and step-granddaughteers, Erinn and Emily Doncaster.
Colene and John were married on March 23, 1957. John's work took them to West Virginia, where Colene was a stay-at-home mom to raise their two daughters. After the girls finished high school, Colene went back to work as the office manager for an insurance agency until her retirement. After John retired they returned to the Statesville area in 1997. At that time they became members of the Western Avenue Baptist Church, where Colene was a member of the Lydia Sunday School Class.
For John, Colene was the perfect wife. For Cindy and Linda, Colene was the perfect mother. Having been raised in a large family, Colene was a very kind, patient and understanding person. She will also be remembered by her beautiful handicraft work - the afghans she crocheted, the quilting work and the many Christmas ornaments she enjoyed making.
Services celebrating her life will be conducted at Western Avenue Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, with Dr. Skip Cartin officiating. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.
Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to the Elder Center, 248 Davie Ave., Statesville, NC 28677.
Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Craig Hampton Jacobs, 61, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
Born Sept. 7, 1952, in Charleston, Craig was a son of the late Robert Eugene and Verna May Martin Jacobs. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Eugene Jacobs Jr., and sister-in-law, Vicki Lynn Jacobs.
He retired from Bayer CropScience with 20 years of service and served in the West Virginia Air National Guard. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
Craig is survived by his daughter, Jaclyn E. Jacobs of Scott Depot; sister, Sharon (Charles T.) Hickman of Indiana; sister-in-law, Sandy Jacobs of St. Albans; brother, Gregory A. Jacobs of Clendenin; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to CAMC Foundation, Women and Children's Playroom, 3412 Staunton Ave., Charleston, WV 25304.
Clara Marie Kinder, 91, of Ashford, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2014, after a long illness.
She was a devout Christian and loved her family with all of her heart. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch and was loved by so many.
She was preceded in death by husband, Sebert "Speed" Kinder; sons, Donald Ray and Sebert Cyril Kinder Jr.; brothers, Gilbert Justice, Roy Biars, Earl Loftus and Foster Justice; sisters, Omazella "Doe" Barker, Delsie Barker, Vinny Barker and Della Barker; and son-in-law, Kenneth Smith.
Surviving are sons, David (Darlena) Kinder and Danny (Kay) Kinder; daughter, Janette Smith; sisters, Foncie Mooney and Faye (Bob) Lutsy; and grandchildren, Kimberly Smith, Danny (Missi) Kinder, Kenny (Kelly) Smith, Heather (Mike) Browning, Holly (Anthony) Chambers, Misti (Steve) Pennington and Brooke (Adam) Scott. She is also survived by many beloved great grandchildren.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Randall Kinder officiating. Burial will follow in Barker Cemetery, Ashford.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
James E. Kiser, 80, of Conyers, Ga., passed away at home on April 14, 2014, after a long illness.
Jim was born in Pond Gap, W.Va., on Sept. 20, 1933. He graduated from East Bank High School in 1951.
Jim was married to Cynthia Walker on Sept. 2, 1983.
Jim retired as a manager with Verizon, formerly C&P Telephone Company, after a 38-year career.
A wonderful, patient and loving husband and father, Jim is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cindy; his son, Mark, and daughter, Tracey; stepson, Nathan Rood; five grandchildren, Kyle, Bryn, David, Zane and Aidan; great-grandson, Ceallach (Rocky); brothers, Bobby (Ellie), Jerry (Evelyn), Meryl (Vicki) and Joe; sisters, Sandra Littell, Frances (Tom) O'Connor, Rosella Creamer and Sharon (John) Blessing; mother-in-law, Mildred Walker; sister-in-law, Donna (Jimmy) Waters; brothers-in-law, Michael Walker, Mitchell (Li-Iad) Walker and Larry Nikolaus; loving nieces and nephews; and beloved pets, Maggie, JoJo, Catrina, Catie, Gracie and Bitsey.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James and Virgie Huddleston Kiser; brother-in-law, Judge Noble Littell; and sister-in-law, Debra Nikolaus.
Jim's striking blue eyes, intelligence and sense of humor will be missed by us all.
A memorial service will be held in June in Huntington, W.Va.
James Darrell "Bud" McCune, 58, of Lizemores, entered into rest Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Born May 7, 1955, in Clay, he was the son of Blanch (Neff) McCune of Lizemores and the late John McCune. In addition to his father, James was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Jimmy McCune, and sisters, Charlene McCune and Mary Barker.
In addition to his mother, James is survived by his wife, Sandra McCune; son, James Darrell McCune Jr.; daughter, Tara D. McCune, all of Lizemores; two grandchildren, Breanna Foster and Hayden McCune; brothers, John McCune of Indore and Jackie of Shreveport, La.; sisters, Shirley McCune and Tina Richards, both of Lizemores, Barbara Crawn of Smithers, Becky Elmore of Hartland, Linda Bartsch of Glen and Lisa Pritt of Swiss; and a host of loving nieces and newphews.
Graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, April 19, at Sunrise Cemetery, Indore, with Minister Bullard Dunlap officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McCune family.
Peggy McKinney, 69, of Elkview, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Peggy was born in Smoot on Nov. 25, 1944, to the late Harry and Maxie Zimmerman. She married the late Harold A. McKinney in 1962.
Peggy worked as a secretary for the West Virginia Air National Guard from August 1965 to her retirement in December 1999. She loved her job and never missed a day.
She was known for her compassion of always helping others in need, and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her son, Mark McKinney of New York; brothers, Darrell Zimmerman of Toledo, Ohio, and Lacy, better known as "Bud," Zimmerman and his wife, Carol, of Florida; Aunt Alene and Jimmy Whittaker of Toledo, Ohio; and a great friend, Ellen Asbury of Elkview.
There will be no services. She donated her body to the West Virginia Human Gift Registry to help pursue medical research.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Association, 1700 Kanawha Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Esclene Muncy Moore, 87, of Madison, formerly of Sharples, passed away April 16, 2014, at Boone Memorial Hospital following an extended stay. She was a member of Coal Valley Church of Clothier, but had attended West Madison Baptist since moving to Madison.
She was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Martin County, Ky., to Samuel Isaac and Tamsy (Preece) Muncy of Pilgrim, Ky. She married Albert Moore Jr. on Aug. 18, 1941. They were married 55 years when he passed away in 1996. They were blessed with eight children.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Albert Moore Jr.; sons: Samuel and Fred Moore; daughters-in-law, Linda and Carol Moore; brothers, James Sherman, Abraham Lincoln, Lemuel Harvey and Thomas Arthur; sisters, Elsie Wooten, Thelma Boyles and Rilda Fannin; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Our precious mother loved her family and friends very much. She taught each one of us patience, kindness and love. Surviving her are six children, Ellen Wells of Louisville, Ky., Janet (Paul) Miller of Gahanna, Ohio, Albert Moore of Carroll, Ohio, Danny (Sue) Moore and Shirley (Jerry) Thompson of Danville and Howard (Barb) Moore of Jeffrey; sisters, Winnie Muncy and Martha Jane (Leonard) Moore; sisters-in-law, Edythe Muncy, Bertina Moore and Jean Moore; and brothers-in-law, Richard Whalen and Marvin Adams. Also surviving her are 16 grandsons, Sammy Moore, Tommy (Tilah) Moore, Danny Ray (Linda) Moore, Scott (Pam) Wells, John (Amy) Wells, Paul Miller Jr., Rick (Heather) Miller, Dell (Michelle) Moore, Clyde Hughes, Kris (Lauren) Moore, Danny Bruce (Michelle) Moore, Jason (Shellee) Moore, Joe (Kandace) Thompson, Jeremy (Jenn) Thompson, Jon (Ann) Thompson and James (Lissa) Moore, and two granddaughters, Tawnia (Dan) Schottenstein and Samantha Moore. Additionally, 21 great-grandsons and 13 great-granddaughters survive her, along with one great-grandson due in May, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She had two very special neighbors that became her grandkids. They came and visited with her, made her laugh and did little things for her: the late Parker Graffius and Jessica Miller.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor James Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Family Gardens, Low Gap.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Our family would like to thank everyone who took part in our mother's care and express our gratitude for your support.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Everett Ray Pennington, 94, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Teays Valley Center after an extended illness.
He was born May 31, 1919, in Charleston, son of the late Everett and Martha Scragg Pennington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Claudine, and son, Jackie Ray Pennington.
Everett was a member of South Ruffner Freewill Baptist Church. He retired as a truck driver from Kanawha Manufacturing after 50 years of service and also worked part time for Kanawha City Land Company during that time. He then worked at Triad Engineering as a lab tech after retirement for 17 years.
Everett is survived by his daughter, Brenda Hensley and her husband, Oscar; son, Mark and his wife, Jennifer, of Charleston; sister, Ruth Pennington of Charleston; brothers, Norman Pennington and wife, Betty, and David Pennington and wife, Barbara, all of Charleston; grandchildren, Amie Dutey and husband, Jim, Erin, Megan, Hanna, Jack and John Pennington; and great-niece, Emily Surface.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Vicky Pennington.
A tribute to Everett's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Harding Funerals & Cremations. Interment will follow in Mount Alpha Cemetery, Charleston.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Pennington family.
Barbara Sue Sigmon, 70, of Alkol, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2014, following a long illness, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.
She was born March 8, 1944, the daughter of the late Clarence and Fay Webb of Twilight. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Kenneth Sigmon, in December 2001. Barbara and Robert were married in November 1961 and spent 40 happy years together. They are now once again together forever. She was a wonderful wife and mother.
She is survived by her brother, Charles Webb and wife, Marilyn, of Wellston, Mich.; sister, Linda Ball and husband, Junior, of LaGrange, Ohio; daughter, Susan Lynn Lane and husband, Harold, of Wharton; son, Robert Kenneth Sigmon Jr. and wife, June, of Dunbar; daughter, JoAnn Cook and husband, Eddie, of Mammoth; grandchildren, Jordan Lane of Wharton, Shawn Cook of Griffithsville, Savannah Cook of Griffithsville, Nova Lea Bostic of Mammoth and Cooper Bostic of Mammoth; and great-granddaughter, Elaina Lynn Lane of Wharton. We will all cherish the wonderful memories of our beautiful, loving mother and grandmother.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Oshel Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Cemetery, Yawkey.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Arnold "Jack" Edward Stephenson, 87, of Summersville, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Fayette Nursing and Rehab. Born Dec. 13, 1926, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Arnold L. and Ida May Graham Stephenson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Virginia Cottrell Stephenson, and by one son, Arnold Edward "Jackie" Stephenson Jr.
He was a Baptist and a retired coal miner.
Survivors include his children, Mary Kay Graham, JoAnn Mullins, Dana Mae Franco, David Lee Stephenson, Robert Ray "Bobby" Stephenson, Fonda Lynn Groves and Bernidine Fox; and several grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at White Funeral Home, Craigsville, with Pastor Larry Board officiating. Interment will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Craigsville on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.
Dorothy L. Sutherland, 88, a lifelong resident of Charleston, passed away peacefully and faithfully on April 16, 2014, surrounded and comforted by her family.
Mrs. Sutherland was born at home on Sept. 12, 1925, in Charleston, one of five children of Howard D. Droddy and Pearl R. DeWeese Droddy. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph D. Droddy and Howard D. Droddy Jr., and two sisters, Edith E. Droddy Derrick and Imogene Droddy Pauley.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, L.F. "Dick" Sutherland Jr., who is retired as president of West Virginia Heating and Plumbing Company, and sons, Fred (Barbara) Sutherland of Philadelphia, Pa., Jim (Cathy) Sutherland of Charleston and David (Janna) Sutherland of Frederick, Md. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew (Allison), Mark (Ellie), Jacqueline, Allison, Cristin (James), Emily and Will, and also by her niece, Sue (Dan) Cottrell, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Sutherland was a lifelong member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. She was a loving mother, an exceptional homemaker, a tireless supporter of her family and most proud of the legacy she leaves in her children and grandchildren.
The family will greet friends at a visitation at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Charleston, on Monday, April 21, at 10 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., followed by a burial service at the church cemetery and a reception at the Parish Hall, with the Rev. John R. Hagan officiating. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 36 Norwood Road, Charleston, WV 25314.
Gaylon Prince "Doodle" Washington, 83, of Shrewsbury went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2014, following a long illness.
He was a retired sorter for Academy Iron and Metal in Cleveland, Ohio.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Prince and Goldie Dillard Washington, and brothers, Charles, Floyd, Victor, George, Hilton and William Washington.
Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Phyllis Washington; son and daughter-in-law, Bo and Evaline Washington of Cleveland, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Washington of Hughes Creek, Debbie Ramsey of Mammoth, Teresa and Joe Lozar of Cleveland, Ohio, and Angel and Robert Craigo of Glasgow; brothers, Dennis Washington of Indiana and Damon Washington of Ohio; sisters, Ethel Shaffer of Florida and Helen Brown of Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Gary Frampton officiating. Burial will follow in Blakley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the funeral home.