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Dec 12 2017 Blanch (Neff) McCune, 88, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 8, 2017. Born June 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Julemmy (Bragg) Neff.  In addition to her parents, Blanch was also preceded in death by her husband, John Morris McCune;  sons, Bud, Charlie and Jimmy McCune; daughters, Charlene McCune and Mary Barker and granddaughter, Teresa McCune; brothers, Roy and Troy Neff; sister, Fonda Nicholas.  Blanch was a member of the Lizemores Church of the Nazarene.  She is survived by her daughters, Janie, Barbara Crawn, Becky  (Roger) Elmore, Linda (Rick) Bartsch, Lisa (Bobby) Canterbury and Tina (Ronald) Richards; sons, Jackie (Tammi) McCune and Johnny McCune, daughter-in-law’s, Sandra and Brenda McCune; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Taylor and Shirley Davis; brothers, Ray, Orgle and Woodie Neff. The family would like to thank Hospice nurses, Angie, Sonja and Edie.  Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December  12, 2017, at Sunrise Cemetery, Beechy Ridge, with Minister John Bill Brown officiating.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is honored to be serving the McCune family.

Nov 30 2017  Billy Joe Doughty Jr, 44 of Procious, entered into rest Friday, November 24, 2017. Born June 12, 1973 in New Jersey, he was the son of Billy and Judy (Holstein) Doughty of Procious. In addition to his parents, Billy is survived by his son, Trey Doughty; daughter, Skyler Mullins of Procious; two grandchildren; sisters, Kay Cummings of Bickmore and Bonnie Price of Procious. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating.  Burial will be in the Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, WV. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Doughty family.

Nov 28 2017  Debra Lynn Brannon, 56, of Dixie, entered into rest Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born December 2, 1960 in Gauley Bridge, she was the daughter of Delia (Elswick) Brannon of Dixie and the late Robert Brannon. In addition to her mother, Debra is survived by her brothers, Robert Brannon of King George, VA and David Brannon of Westminster, MD.  Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Restlawn Cemetery, Victory, with Minister Michael Belcher officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brannon family.

Nov 27 2017  Dahlia Marie Roop, 87, of Michigan, formerly of Jodie entered into rest Friday, November 24, 2017. Born April 18, 1930 in Gamoca, WV, she was the daughter of the late William and Vergie (Kincaid) Hudnell.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Roop Jr. Dahlia is survived by her daughters, Beth (Bud) Butcher, Dorothy Butcher, and Lisa Roberts; sons, David  (Vonda) Roop, Ted (Brenda) Roop and Paul Kevin (Mandy) Roop; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Jodie Baptist Church, Jodie, with Minister Larry Skaggs.  Burial will be in Rich Creek Cemetery, Jodi. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the funeral service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Roop family.

Cecil Ray Shepherd, 62, of Mt. Nebo, passed away November 22, 2017 at home. He was born March 11, 1955 a son of the late Guy Robert and Charlotte Ann Nichols Shepherd. He was a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his son, Christopher Ray Shepherd; sisters, Sandra Belt of Clendenin and Irene Morris of Sutton. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Shepherd, Jr. and Kenneth Lee Shepherd; sisters, Phyllis Ann Paintiff and Edith Kay Hall. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Bob Paintiff officiating.  Interment will be in the Paintiff Cemetery, Upper Sleith. Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
 

Nov 20 2017   Fred Sampson, 87, of Ivydale, entered into rest Thursday, November 16, 2017. Born September 7, 1930 in Roane County, he was the son of the late Herman and Bessie (Nichols) Sampson. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Herman, Charles and Jack Sampson. Fred is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Sampson; sister, Annabelle Davis; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Big Otter Baptist Church, Ivydale.  Burial will be in the Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the funeral service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sampson family. .

Nov 17 2017  Homer 2 Osborne, 90, of Bickmore, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, entered into rest Thursday, November 16, 2017. Born June 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Randolph Bib and Marilda (Neal) Osborne. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Forest, Clem, and John D. Osborne; sisters, Ruth Woofter and Ann Osborne. Homer was a WWII Navy Veteran, co-founder of Clay Camper Co., Member of UMWA, Trustee and member of Lick Fork Baptist Church, CEO & Cast Member of Solomon’s Secret Outdoor Drama. He worked in Mining 28 years, 20 years as a House Contractor. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ressa Schoonover Osborne; sister, Mary Osborne Jones; son, James Brock Osborne; daughters, Frankie Jo (Len) Alvis , Vickie Dail (John) Brown and Billie Shane (Wayne) Cooper; seven grandchildren, Shannon Brown, Shalon (Brian) Moore, Jonathan (Renee) Brown, Tiffany (Aaron) Boggess, Alisha (Adam) Taylor,  Trinity Cooper and Kevin (Leslie) Alvis; eight great-grandchildren, Corey Mays, Nathaniel,  Keaton Brown, Kinsley, Lauren Boggess, Wyatt and Shelby Moore, Lucas Alvis; one great-great-grandchild  Kayson Mays. The Family would like to Thank Hospice, Kindred Care, Family, Friends and the VFW.  Services will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday, November 20, 2017  at Wilson Shamblin Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Ministers Johnny Randolph Osborne, Rocky Osborne and Jonathan T. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Schoonover Cemetery, Beechy Ridge, with Military rights. Friends may gather with the family 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the funeral home, Clay, WV. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson Shamblin Smith is honored to be serving the Osborne family.

Nov 17 2017  Emory J. Carte, 91, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Hubbard House in Charleston. Born June 13, 1926, in Hico, he was the son of the late Jacob and Esty (Champ) Carte. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. Emory is survived by daughter, Angela and her husband Mark Deling and their two children, Athea and Kipp of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and his wife, companion and caregiver of 12 years, Anna Linton of Gauley Bridge. He is also survived by extended family of five children and a host of grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially by his constant companion, his little dog, Cindel.  Funeral  service  will  be  1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at Scrabble Creek House of Prayer Church, Scrabble Creek, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Mike Lanham officiating. Burial will be at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, W.Va. Friend may gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Carte family.

Nov 14, 2017  Madge Shelvegene Mullins , 81, entered into rest Wednesday November 7, 2017 at CAMC General Hospital, after a short illness. Born September 20, 1936 in Ovapa, Clay County, WV, she was the daughter of James Henry Osburn and Locie Mae (Gibson). In addition to her parents she is Preceded in death by her sisters Verna (Steve) Pritt, Mildred (Lessel) Brown, Dollie (Ronald) Lyons, Reba (Benton) Wyant and brother Roscoe (Jean) Gibson. Madge is survived by her children Debra (Kurt) Withey of Abion, NY, John Osburn of Sanford, NC, Marty Holcomb of Charleston, WV and Nova (Brian) Short of Craigsville, WV 9 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Sisters Brenda (Mike) Summers of Kent, NY and Sharon (Wilbur) Cofrey of Sanford, NC and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday November 18th, 2017 at Lickfork Baptist Church, Bickmore WV and a private burial on Sunday November 19th, 2017 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, WV.
 

Nov 13 2017   Elvin Delner Frame, 84, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died on November 11, 2017, in his home in the loving arms of his wife. Born October 14, 1933, in Swandale, Clay County, West Virginia, he was the only son of the late Rev. Norman Guy and Radie Taylor Frame. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Patsy Litton, Fonda Butcher and Iris McCormick. After graduating from Clay County High School in 1952 he began his college education at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. In April 1953 he received his draft notice and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict for the next four years. After marrying the love of his life Janice Marie Young on June 9, 1957, he again enrolled in the WVU School of Forestry. In 1961 he received his B.S. Degree in Forest Management and began a distinguished career with the State of Virginia Forestry Service, now VDOF. He served as a county forester in Fluvanna, Loudon, and Prince William counties.  At the time of his retirement he was serving as Utilization and Marketing Specialist for the VDOF. He was known throughout the United States for his expertise in wood and wood products, receiving many accolades during his career. He was a member of The Society of American Foresters for over 50 years, holding local, state and national offices. Elvin was a long time member of the Albemarle Ruritan Club and a devout Christian. He was a dedicated member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and served in nearly every position until his health declined. Elvin had a passion for family genealogy and traced his Frame side of the family back to Scotland. He spent many hours writing about his experiences and the friendships he made while growing up in Swandale during the Depression and World War II. Elvin was a loving man, who always put God and family first.  Elvin is survived by his lifelong sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Janice; his son Timothy Frame (Kathleen) of Bakersfield, Calif.; his daughter Laura Frame Matthews (Carl) of Newsoms, Va.; his beloved grandchildren, Eli Thomas Matthews of Newsoms, Va., Carla Marie Matthews of Nashville, N.C., Ethan Andrew Frame of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Grant Taylor Frame of Vista, Calif.; his sisters, Eva Mullins, Phala Hildebrand, and Mavis Bennett of W.Va., and Rosetta Ayers of Ohio; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; his longtime, devoted, and loving care companion Lesley W. Rogers; and his special four-legged best buddy George. A special thank you to Care Advantage, Dr. Robert Stokes and Sue, and to all the helpers that made Elvin’s final years wonderful in spite of his long illness.   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Aldersgate United Methodist. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Clay Memorial Gardens, in Clay, W.Va.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 1160 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA, 22901, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1500 Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22901, or Ruritan Scholarship Fund c/o Kenneth Maupin 3974 Pritchett Lane, Charlottesville, VA, 22911. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.

Nov 13 2017  Robert Brown, 81, of Jodie, entered into rest Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Born April 18, 1936, he was the son of the late Hobert and Ursley (Holcomb) Brown. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Brown.  Robert is survived by his loving wife, Doris (Horrocks) Brown; son, Kenneth Allen Brown; brother, Ernest Brown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Rich Creek Cemetery, Jodie. with Minister Billy Morris officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.

Nov 9 2017  Everett “Junior” Rogers, 86, of Indore, entered into rest Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Born March 2, 1931 in Clay, he was the son of the late Everett and Dollie (Proctor) Rogers. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his loving wife Audrey Davis Rogers and step-son Eugene Humphrey. He was a member of Lizemores United Methodist Church.  Everett is survived by his sons, A J Rogers of La.,  Michael Scott Rogers of Illinois;  daughters, Dollie Van Doss of La,  Kathy Sowell of AK, Kimberly Winchester of Illinois; step-children, Darlene (Carroll) Ramsey, Linda (Guy) Stewart all of Indore and John (Dorothy) Humphrey of Lizemores; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren  Funeral service will be held   1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Don Dobbins officiating.  Burial will be Wyant Cemetery, Ovapa.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral home is honored to be serving the family.

Nov 7 2017  NICHOLS, M. Sharon, age 78 of Beavercreek passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017 with her husband of 59 years, Arthur, by her side. Sharon was born in Ivydale, West Virginia to Arnold and Ella (Smith) Ramsey. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as brothers Larry Ramsey and Donald Ramsey. She is survived by her husband, Arthur, four sons Arthur David (Beth) Nichols of Wesley Chapel, FL; Roger (Celeste) Nichols of Newark, OH; Kelvin (Phyllis) Nichols of Gahanna, OH; and Larry (Angela) Nichols of Beavercreek, OH. Sharon had 10 grandchildren: Christopher, Emily, Stephanie, Matthew, Logan, Hayden, Benjamin, Evan, Harrison, and Mei-Lynn, and two great-grandchildren, Max and Jett.  She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Baird of Duck, WV; and brothers, Paul (Cheryl) Ramsey of Scottsdale, PA; Randy (Betty) Ramsey of Ivydale, WV; Rick (Linda) Ramsey of Millersburg, PA.  Sharon graduated from Clay County High School, class of 1958. In addition to being a dedicated wife, and mother, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for several companies and Universities over the years. She loved serving in her local church, especially with the Bus ministries. Bringing children to church to learn about Jesus, and other bible stories, brought her true joy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kettering. Together with Arthur, Sharon was a part of planting, and is a charter member, of 3 churches, including Sharon Woods Baptist Church in Columbus, OH, Westerville Baptist Church in Westerville OH, and Arrowbrook Baptist Church in Xenia, OH. There were two things you could always count on at Sharon’s house: cookies, and biscuits. Her home was always open for fellowship and get togethers for family and friends. She loved to cook big meals for people, and there was nothing like Sharon’s breakfasts.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigart Road, Dayton OH 45440. A memorial service will follow immediately at 11:00am. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 1:00pm at the Ramsey Family Cemetery in Ivydale, WV.

Nov 6 2017   Linda Suzette Sigler, 59, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Friday, November 3, 2017. Born October 6, 1958, in Montgomery, WV., she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Dixie (Roop) Sigler. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Pepitone.  Linda was a customer service representative for Ticketmaster.  She is survived by her companion, Dean Wine; daughter, Ami Pepitone of Glen Ferris; brothers, Walter and Randy Sigler of Summersville and Jimmy Sigler of Swiss; sisters, Connie Nagy of Michigan and Patricia Duncan of Berea, KY., and three grandchildren.  Graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. at Rich Creek Cemetery, Jodie, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sigler family.

Nov 5 2017   Karen (Chapman) Hutchens, 70, of Ivydale, found peace on October 28, 2017. Karen was born October 20, 1947 a daughter of the late Chester and Mary June Butler Chapman.  In keeping with Karen’s wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no services.  Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Nov 5 2017  For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:6-7    Richard “Rick” Owen Welch, 57, of Maysel, WV left his earthly body for his enteral home in Heaven on October 30, 2017. Born in Gassaway, WV on January 24, 1960 to the late James Runion and Imogene Runion of Maysel. He is proceeded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Clemon and Helen Welch. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 18 years, Traci. Sons Brian Welch, Jason (Jessica) Welch, Frametown, WV, Tyler (Ashleigh) Reedy, of Maysel, WV and his daughter Danielle (Ryan) West, Clay, WV. Grandchildren, Jaden Starcher, Jason Cummings, Davis Tori, Merissa and Riley Welch, Emily and David West. Sisters Debra (Logan) Rhodes, Janet (Billy) Hays, Leona McCallister, Jan (Ross) Hunt, and brother Tony (Sam) Welch. Along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Special camping and fishing buddies Bill Runion and Danny Woods. At Rick's request, his body will be cremated and there will be no services at this time. In his memory, please just be kind to one another. He always just tried to be nice to people even those who did him wrong. Just be kind.. The family would like to thank the staff of the Cleveland Clinic for all they done for our family. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26

Nov 3 2017  Karen (Stone) Gray, 70, of Summersville, entered into rest on Thursday November 2, 2017. Born March 13, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Tressie (Lucas) Stone, in addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husbands, Glen Bird and Ferrell Gray;  Karen is survived by her son, Tracy Bird; daughters, Carolyn Moore, Tena Hughes and Melinda Bird; sister, Billie Lynn Givens; Eleven grandchildren and many great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Elliott Cemetery, Adonijah, with Minister Naaman Moore officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gray family.

Nov 2 2017  Erna Wanda Acree, 87, of Clay, entered into rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Born September 17, 1930 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Florina (Hamrick) Paxton. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sons, Johnny and Stanley Smith and ten siblings. Erna is survived by her husband, Norval Acree of Clay; daughters, Sandra (John) Ely of Front Royal, VA, Emma Lea (Darrell) Nutter and Joyce (Randy) Sigler both of Summerville; step-children, Pam (Darrius) Holcomb of Indore, Jannetta (Rusty) Gray  and Mary Beth (Danny) both of Clay, twenty-nine grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Davis of Flatwoods; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. November 4, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, with Ministers, Jeremy Holcomb, Geoff Hamrick,  Dennis Legg and Gary Drake  officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Acree family.

Nov 2 2017 Violet Murphy, 92, of Moorefork, entered into rest Monday, October 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born February 28, 1923 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Gay and Maud Metheney. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Murphy; son, Dana Murphy; sister, Sylvia Butler; brothers, Tedro  and Russell Metheney. Violet and her late husband Oscar were members of the Otter Vale Church for over 50 years, she taught Sunday school class and card class for over 40 years. They loved going to church and serving the Lord. Violet is survived by her sons, Charles Murphy and Robert (Bob) Murphy of Duck; sisters, Opal Rogers of Creston, OH., Virginia Cook of Ivydale; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Rick Samms officiating. Burial will be in Moorefork Cemetery, Moorefork. Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, November 4, at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Murphy family.

Oct 30 2017   Jerry Wayne “Strawberry” Roat, 47, of Indore, died suddenly at home, Monday, October 23, 2017. Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Michael Roat; father, August Bo Roat and grandmother, Emogene Roat.  Surviving are his wife, Lisa Dawn Roat; children, Carlie Roat of Ivydale, Kristin Young (Tommy) of Charlton Heights, Brandy Duncan of Indore, Cody Duncan (Raven White) of Charleston; grandchildren, Parker McCourt, Caroline Cummings and Carolyn Young; mother, Sharon Kay Truman of Indore; brother, Jody Roat of Indore. A service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church, Indore, with Pastor W. T. Bevins officiating. Dinner will follow the service at the church. Visit his legacy page at AffordableCremationsofWV.com to share your memories of Jerry.  Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, WV.

Oct 30 2017  James Prather, 81, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest on Friday, October 27, 2017. Born on March 31, 1936, he was the son of the late Ralph Rice and Mary Prather. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by sons, Charles Prather Sr. and William “Billy” Prather. James was a school bus driver for many years for Fayette County Board of Education. He attended Pentecostal Holiness Church.  He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda (Kincaid) Prather of Gauley Bridge; sons, James E. Prather Jr. ( Sandy) of Powelton and Danny Prather ( Dee Dee) of Gauley Bridge; daughters, Tammy Prather of Gauley Bridge, Roxana Hamrick ( Nathan) of Twenty Mile and Catherine Stewart of Gauley Bridge; brother, Charles Reed of Gaithersburg, MD.; sisters, Margaret Houser of Danville, VA, Rose Martin of NC, Stella Adkins and Mary Kincaid both of Gauley Bridge; Uncle Bernard Rice of Frametown, nineteen grand children and eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Prather family.

Oct 28 2017  James Prather, 81, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest on Friday, October 27, 2017. Born on March 31, 1936, he was the son of the late Ralph Rice and Mary Prather. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by sons, Charles Prather Sr. and William “Billy” Prather. James was a school bus driver for many years for Fayette County Board of Education. He attended Pentecostal Holiness Church.  He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda (Kincaid) Prather of Gauley Bridge; sons, James E. Prather Jr. ( Sandy) of Powelton and Danny Prather ( Dee Dee) of Gauley Bridge; daughters, Tammy Prather of Gauley Bridge, Roxana Hamrick ( Nathan) of Twenty Mile and Catherine Stewart of Gauley Bridge; brother, Charles Reed of Gaithersburg, MD.; sisters, Margaret Houser of Danville, VA, Rose Martin of NC, Stella Adkins and Mary Kincaid both of Gauley Bridge; Uncle Bernard Rice of Frametown, nineteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Prather family.

Clifford Arlie Osborne, 61, of Rossville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017. Arlie was born on March 11, 1956, in Gauley Bridge, WV, and grew up in Clay County, WV. He loved playing trombone for Marshall University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He went on to receive his master's in Religious Education from Temple Baptist Theological Seminary, and completed a doctoral program in Religious Education at the American College of Metaphysical Theology, among numerous other academic and professional qualifications. Arlie worked as a technology specialist for Catoosa County Schools, where he was employed for over 30 years, having started as a custodian. Easily recognizable in his 1987 gray Dodge pick-up truck, he loved tinkering with technology, his vegetable garden, cooking for friends and family, woodworking, playing and listening to gospel music, handing out Moon Pies and making Christmas CDs all year round. He was a long-time supporter of Peoples Baptist Church, pastored by his friend Woody Gray, in West Virginia, and was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church in Chattanooga. He enjoyed attending Immanuel Baptist Church and Woodstation Baptist Church. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8), was one of the scriptures he loved most, and he wanted his life to honor his savior Jesus Christ. Always cheerful, Arlie would not view his homecoming to be with the Lord as an occasion to be mourned. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Arlie Osborne. Survivors include his daughter, Schyler (Steve Whiteside) Osborne; mother, Stella Mae Osborne; sisters, Barbara Dorsey, Karen (Charles) Amey, and Kathy (Archie) White, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Ken Herring officiating.  Condolences may be sent to www.lanesouthcrestchapel.com. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service time on Wednesday in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Oct 24 017  Betty Moran Triplett, 77, of Fairview,  formerly of Clay, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Defiance, Ohio at the Hospice Center. Born July 1, 1940 in Ridgewood, WV, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Goldie DeMoss. In addition to her parents Betty was also preceded in death by her three husbands, Ernie McKinney, Clarence Triplett Sr., and Archbold Triplett; grandson, Robert DeMoss; and several brothers and sisters. Betty is survived by her four children, David DeMoss, Robert (Kimberly) DeMoss, Clarence (Angela) Triplett Jr, Misty (Steve) Nicholson; one sister; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five step grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in the Triplett Cemetery, Clay. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Triplett family.

Oct 22 2017   Gary James Dawson, 50, of Duck, entered into rest Friday, October 20, 2017. Born December 9, 1966, in Gassaway, he was the son of James and Dorothy (Truman) Dawson of Duck.  In addition to his parents, Gary is survived by his sister, Cindy and husband Rick Willis; brother, Joe and wife April Dawson; nephews and niece, Joseph, Clare and Holt Dawson and Michael Willis all of Duck.  Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M.  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minster Joe Dawson  officiating. Burial will be at the Dawson Farm Cemetery, Duck.  Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 24, at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneealhome.com
Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Dawson family.

Oct 22 2017  Vickie Harvey, 50, entered into rest October 17, 2017. Graveside service will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Rich Creek Cemetery, Jodie.  Pennington Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

Oct 22 2017  Susie Miller, 83, of Indore, entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2017. Born April 20, 1934 in Indore, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Gracie Stewart Naylor. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Alvia Miller; sons, Orvil, Jerry, Harry; daughters, Beatrice and Virginia; three sisters and four brothers.   Susie is survived by her sons, Tim Miller of Clay, Wilber Miller of Bomont, Harry Miller of Indore; 14 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and brother, Buster Naylor of Montgomery. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 23, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Mike Holcomb officiating.  Burial will be in Tanner Cemetery, Beechy Ridge. Friend may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Miller family.

Oct 22 2017  Mr. Albert D. “Paw Paw Sug” Boothe, 93, of Belva, entered into rest Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston.  Born in Monvale, VA., he was the son of the late Caleb and Eula (Bramlett) Boothe. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Taylor) Boothe; and son, Danny Boothe. Albert was a retired Metal Manufacturer from the Union Carbide Corporation, Alloy. He was a member of the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, American Baptist Men, VFW, American Legion and the Lions Club. He is survived by his son, John Boothe of Pinch; daughter, Trudy Boothe of Belva; grandson, Evan Boothe; sister, Len a Bramlett of Lees Summit, Missouri; special earthly angel, Echo Marcum.  Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, with Ministers Joe Law and Bill Kincaid officiating, Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the Church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Boothe family.

Oct 22 2017  Teddy Clarence Holcomb, 86, of Glen Jean entered into rest October 18 2017. Born April 19, 1931 in Ameagle, WV, he was the son of the late James and Zettie (Gibson) Holcomb. Graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 21, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Oct 21 2017  Paul Alton Myers, 78, of Clendenin, WV went to meet Jesus on October 18, 2017. Paul served as a marksman in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1969 during Vietnam War. He was a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America as well as the Teamsters. He was smart, loving, and had a great sense of humor. He loved reading, watching football, WVU and the Pittsburgh Steelers, being outdoors, and gardening. He was the son of the late Russel and Glada Martin Myers. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lindy May Myers; son, John Charles Myers, Jeffery Allen Myers, and; daughter, Judy Elizabeth Bradshaw. He is survived by: children, Paula Sue Myers of Parkersburg, WV Anthony Paul Myers and his wife Connie of Butler, PA and Jayne Ann Myers of Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren, Gina Myers, Alison Myers, Kassandra Ingram, Nathan Myers, Nick Myers, Chelsie Myers, Zachary Myers, Tyler Holcomb, Paige Holcomb, Shayla Bradshaw and Rava Bradshaw Hudson; as well as several great grandchildren.  Funeral service will be 12:00 PM noon at Matics Funeral Home with Pastor Darris Barker officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, WV at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

Oct 20 2017 Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day." John Eric Douglas, 30, of Creston, Ohio, unexpectedly passed with his beloved cousin Robby John Douglas, Thursday, October 12, 2017. John lived life to the fullest and was a friend to all. He loved music, golf, cars, four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, and being in the great outdoors. John loved making people laugh.  He was a great fan of Ohio and West Virginia sport teams, found joy spending time with his family and friends in wild, wonderful West Virginia, his home of birth and resting place. John graduated from Norwayne High School.  He was a maintenance technician for ten years with Ebner Furnace and worked with Star Crane. Most recently he started his own company, Big J. Johnson Repairs. John will be remembered as a loving brother, son, cousin, nephew, and amazing father. His biggest joy in life was his children, Liliana Mae and Jaxon Eric. In addition to his children, he is survived by his father and mother, William "Bub" and Jane Douglas; brothers, Will and Adam; grandmother, Gaynell Nelson Hill, his first love and children's mother Christine Degler; girlfriend, Ashley Ginther; and many loving uncles, aunts, nephew, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Laura Douglas, Dudley Fox Nelson, and Sam C. Hill; Uncles Gary Douglas, Jeff Butler, Tom Duffield, Ralph Flinn and Aunt Ginny Flinn. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, with Minister Brent Wiley officiating.  Burial will be in Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Education Fund for John Douglas children contact Jane Douglas. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Douglas family.

Oct 20 2017  Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day." Robby John Douglas, 35, of Clay, WV, unexpectedly passed away with his beloved cousin, John Eric Douglas in a tragic car accident on October 12, 2017. He was the loving partner of Frankie Kerr. They shared four and a half happy years together.  Born in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late David and Susie (Wilmoth) Douglas. He graduated from Clay County High School and attended Glenville State College. He worked as a medical equipment delivery driver and technician as well as other occupations over the years. He was a talented guitar player and avid hunter. He loved the outdoors, growing up and living on the Elk River all his life. He loved his time with his 3-year-old son, Easton. They had just started shooting bb guns this summer. Robby loved to make people laugh and had many friends who he loved and he was loved by all. He will be remembered for his smile that lit up the room.  He is survived by his loving partner, Frankie Kerr; son, Easton James Laughlin Douglas; sister Rachel Fredeking, brother-in-law Jacob Fredeking, and nephews Roman and Leo of Charleston; grandmothers, Maysel Salisbury of Clay and Virginia Cook of Ivydale.  The Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Brent Wiley officiating. Friend may gather with family two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. At a later date, Robby’s ashes will be buried with his mother and father at the Metheny Cemetery, Moorefork Road, Big Otter, WV. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Easton’s education fund contact Rachel Fredeking.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Douglas family.

Oct 18 2017  Lillian M. (Ramsey) Backus, 84, of Dixie, entered into rest Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born November 2, 1932 in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Elda (Morris) Ramsey. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, David H. Backus Jr. She is survived by her sons, Jimmy and Darrell Backus; daughters, Barbara Waugh, Joyce (Frank) Elliott and Karen Ross; sister, Louise Ashenbaugh; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Ramsey Cemetery, Bell Creek. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Backus family.

Oct 11 2017  Marmell O’Brien, 88, of Dog Run, entered into rest Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Born February 15, 1929 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Onico and Ida (Workman) O’Brien. Marmell was school teacher for Clay County schools. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Graveside service will held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Ramsey Cemetery, Dog Run, with Minister Danny Taylor and Minister Gary Walker officiating.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneral.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the O’Brien family.

Oct 10 2017  Kenneth Butcher, 91, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, October 9, 2017. Born June 9, 1926 in Widen, he was the son of the late Mezal and Ora (Paxton) Butcher.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Butcher and grandson, Michael Butcher II. Kenneth is survived by his sons, Kenny (Linda) Butcher of Conyers, GA., and Mike (Veronica) Butcher of Clay; three grandchildren; four great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; brothers, Vachel Butcher, Franklin Butcher; and sister, Wanita Ryne. Graveside service will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Butcher Family Cemetery, Dog Run,  with Minister Tim Butcher officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Butcher family.

Oct 10 2017 Jody Lee Thomas, 41, of Ivydale, entered into rest Saturday, October 7, 2017. Born Sept 16, 1976 in Montgomery, she was the daughter, of Judy (Tony) Buzzard of Ivydale and Leo (Danette) Thomas of Huntington. Jody’s companion in life was “David” Lanham of Ovapa. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Sawyer Grose (who really should have been her son); and her paternal grandfather, Leo Brintford Thomas Sr., and maternal grandfather, Berkley Eugene Holcomb. In addition to her parents, Jodie is survived by her son, Austin Lanham of Morgantown; daughter, Sydney Lanham of Ivydale; sisters, Jennifer (Brian) Rich of Buckhannon, Carolyn (Justin) Clack of Bogart, Georgia, and Alis Thomas of Huntington; brother, Leo (Daisy) Thomas III of Gassaway; niece, Torrie (Korey) Grose; great-nieces Marli and Maycee Burnside of Big Otter. Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  Friday, October 13, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Smith officiating.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Thomas family.

Oct 5, 2017  Delena Dora Wheeler, 97, of Nebo, entered into rest Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born February 7, 1920, in Nebo, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Alice (Sears) Dawson. She was a member of the Nebo Baptist Church.  Delena is survived by her sons, Charles Cottrell and Herold Cottrell, brothers, Rev. Donald Dawson and Ronzel Dawson; several nieces and nephews; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Pastor Gene Copen officiating.  Burial will be in the Hardman Cemetery, Nebo. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Oct 4 2017  Fred Allen Workman, 57, of Ivydale, entered into rest Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born February 8, 1960, in Braxton, he was the son of Mary (Rogers) Workman of Wallback and the late Howard  “Leon” Workman. Fred was an Army veteran and retired from the pipeline. In addition to his mother, Fred is survived his daughter, Megan and son-in-law Larry Harold and grandchildren, Kendelynn and Jaselynn Harold all of Nebo; brothers, Nathan Dale, Richard, Jack, Grayling and David; sisters, Sharon Faunce, Dorma Stinnett, and half-sister, Debra Lee. A memorial service will be held 12:00 P.M. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Jason Belt officiating.  Friends may gather with family one hour to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Workman family.

Oct 2 2017  Jacquita Maxine (Asbury) O’Brien, 87, of Maysel, entered in to rest Sunday, October 1, 2017. Born January 25, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Artie Asbury.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth O’Brien, son, Gene O’Brien; grandson, Justin O’Brien; and great- granddaughter Rachel Adkins. Maxine is survived by her son, Gary (Mary) O’Brien of Ovapa; daughter, Dorma  (Donvil) Adkins of Dog Run; sisters, Aileen Paxton of Summersville and Nancy Murphy of Dog Run; brothers, Dewey (Mary Lou) Asbury Jr. of Beckley, Frankie (Faye) Asbury of Maysel and Michael (Gayle) Asbury of Wallback; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 4, at Asbury Cemetery, Enoch, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the O’Brien family.

Norman Edsel Davis, 81, formerly of Creston, OH. passed away Sept 14, 2017 following a short illness. He was born in Servia, W Va to Clarence and Delphia Davis. He worked construction and mining in Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Surviving are wife, Edna, son, Norman, daughter, Pam (Rick) Costello, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren, brother Edward (Gina) Davis, Son, James (Sue) Davis, Burbank, OH, sister, Etta Mae Keltz, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, and one great granddaughter.  Edward was a veteran of the US Army Paratrooper serving overseas in Germany in the 1950's.

Sept 30 2017   Cora Sue Bird, 83, of Jodie, passed away quietly at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Friday, September 29, 2017. She was born May 4, 1934, in Mount Lookout, she was the daughter of the late Leslie McClung, Sr. and Mary Chapman McClung. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers, Leslie “Bubbo” McClung, Jr., Leo Dale McClung, Charles Edward McClung, James Nelson McClung; sisters, Etta Virginia Thomas, Lucille McClung, Audra May Skaggs, and JoAnn Thomas; grandson, Cory Randolph Sergent. Cora is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Kenneth Adrian Bird; sons and their wives, Wayne Ray Sergent (Bonnie) of Pinellas Park, FL., Kevin Lee Bird (Gail) of Jacksonville, FL., Kerry Lane Bird (Lisa) of Charleston; brother Thomas Wayne McClung (Sandra) of Hico; sister, Cheryl Faye Teter of Elkins. She was the grandmother to seven grandchildren, Alisha Rae Wilson, Christina Sue Bird, Nicole Lee Sergent, Stephaen Wesley Dackiewicz, Indya Solveig Barney, and Kenneth James Bird; great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren. Cora Sue was dedicated and baptized member of the Ansted, Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1975. Her life was centered around her love for her God, Jehovah, love of her family and friends, and sharing her hope for the future with others. As a student of the Bible, Cora Sue knew that, because Jehovah “is a god, not of the dead, but of the living,” he looks forward with longing to the time he purposes to bring back to life those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again, because “they are all living to him” (Luke 20:38, Job 14:14,15).  Cora Sue loved the things of the earth, and she and Kenneth would often spontaneously hop in the car and take a drive to the mountains to enjoy the beauty of nature, purchasing what they would need along the way. She had an unmistakable green thumb and all her plants thrived under her care. We look forward to the time when she will be able to take part in God’s promise to make the earth a paradise once again and see the boundaries of her tiny paradise in Jodie extend over the whole earth. She was beautiful, kind, and generous, and she will be missed more than words can say. But, if she could, she would tell us not to mourn inconsolably, as this is only a temporary separation. Until that time, we will miss her, but we will not despair, convinced that we will see her again because “neither death nor life” can separate us from God’s Love. (Romans 8:38,39). Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Joe Pritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Rich Creek Cemetery, Jodie.  Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bird family.

Sept 29 20117   Olive Bullard Friend, 79, of Maysel, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Born December 17, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Clay and Edith (Griffin) Bullard. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband, Lewis Friend; brothers, Garry, Carry, Harry, William and Earl Bullard. She was a member of the Eastern Stars of Clay. One of her enjoyments in life was helping people, she was able to do this by working in  nursing homes. Olive is survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Sept 24 2017  Emmett “Jeff” Hamrick, 81, of Elizabethton, Tenn., entered into rest Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born July 30, 1936, in Swandale, WV, he was the son of the late Theodore and Stella (Hughes) Hamrick. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Hamrick. Jeff is survived by his daughters, Kim Williams and Dina Hamrick; three grandchildren two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ernee Turner and Jann Wagner. Graveside service will be held 3:00 P.M., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Hamrick Cemetery, Swandale, with Minister Keith Hamrick officiating.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hamrick family.

Sept 21 2017   Nina Hattie “Mamaw” (Ferrebee)  Harrison, 74, of Lorain, passed away at her  home surrounded by her loving family in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 17, 2017 following a seventeen day illness. Born July 25, 1943 in Roane County, WV, she has been a long-time resident of Lorain, Ohio. Nina was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey  “Perk” and Meta Marie (McClain) Ferrebee; brothers, Paul Harold, Isaac (in infancy), John, Lawrence and Larry Ferrebee; sisters, Annie Lou Lyons and Carolyn Ferrebee. Nina was an active member of the New Hope Apostolic Church in La Grange, Faith and religion were extremely important to her as evidenced by her forty-three years of church related work.  She was a volunteer at the A.L.J.C. church camp and also worked in the country store there.  When not involved in church activities she enjoyed making candy and holding yard sales. Survivors include her husband of fifty-four years Patrick Lee Harrison Sr.; son, Patrick Lee Harrison Jr., (Donna) residing in Oregon, Ohio.  In addition, she leaves grandchildren, Salathia, Aviana, Princeton, Toney, Alaina, Lincoln and Ford; brother, Lee “Bud” Ferrebee of Nebraska; sister-in-law, Shirley Harold both of West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved and cherished. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Laura Samples for the loving care and compassion that she provided. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at   Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.   Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback.  Visitation we be held Friday, September 22, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhomee.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith is honored to be serving the Harrison Family.

Steve Craig Goodwin, 70, of Procious passed away at his home on September 14, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. Steve was retired from Dominion Transmission Corp. as shift leader after 32 years of service.  He volunteered at Gerald Freeman Campground at Sutton Lake for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonny and Ruby White Goodwin; brothers, Jerry and John Paul Goodwin.  Steve is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Diana “Elaine” Goodwin of Procious; daughters, Christy Koch (Shane) of Palm Coast, Florida and Kimberly Skiles (Chad) of Hurricane; sons, Steve “O” Goodwin, Jr. (Stephanie) of Procious and Braydon Goodwin at home; sister, Carole Pitts of Salisbury, NC; grandchildren, Jeremy, Sabrina, Hollie, Destinee, Samantha, Emily, Blake, Haylee and Olivia; great grandson, Cameron.  Steve is a Christian and attended church in Dandridge, TN, at Fanchers Campground Church on Douglas Lake.  The family wants to express a special thanks to Kanawha Hospice of Charleston, WV, and nurses and caregivers, Rod Burdette, Stephanie Goodwin and Daisy Keen. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 17, 2017, with Pastor Allen Jones officiating and with special singing by Chad Skiles and Randy White, Ronald Tanner, David Tanner and Kenneth Tanner.  Burial will be in the White Cemetery Bomont, WV.  Visitation will be from noon to 2 PM Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the funeral home  Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com
 

Sept 19 2017   Roy Samuel Crites Jr., 85, of Powellton, entered into rest, Saturday, September 16, 2017. Born November 23,1931, in Birch River, WV, he was the son of the late Roy Samuel and Branna Marie Tinney. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Billy Crites; and sister, Evelyn Batten. Roy served in the US Air Force for 3 Years, he was also a  US Postal Service worker for many years at Montgomery. Roy is survived by his sons, Mark Allen Crites of Charleston, and Michael Crites of Pratt; daughter, Tina Marie Petry of Beckley; brothers, Aubrey Crites of Fl., Robert “Bobby” Crites of Calif., Arthur Crites of Tenn., Jimmy Crites of Al.; grandchildren, Justin Michael Petry, Jeremy Scott Petry, Joshua Mark Petry, Steven Michael Crites, Chelsea Morgan Crites; great- grand children, Avah Marie Petry, Abram Scott Petry, Joseph Michael Petry, Silas James Maher, Mikey Crites and Joshua Crites.   Services will be held 7:30 P.M., Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Tim Bowers speaking. Friends may gather with the family Thursday, September 21 begining at  6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Crites family.

Sept 16 2017  David D. Hoffman, 80, of Ivydale, entered into rest Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born July 20, 1937 in Ohio, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nallie (Craft) Hoffman. David is survived by his brother, Joseph Hoffman of Belva; sister, Bonnie Wiseman of Belvidere Tenn.; and several niece and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister B.J. Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friend may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hoffman family.

Sept 15 2017   Herbert Dean, 76, of Dixie, entered into rest, Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born January 16, 1941, in Rising Fawn, Georgia, he was the son of the late James and Dora (Castleberry) Dean. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by brother, Gene Dean; sisters, Peggy Curran and Wanda Sue Price  He served in the United States Army.  Herbert is survived by his loving wife, Minnie (Ferrell) Dean of Dixie; daughters, Kimberley Naylor of Drennan, Christina “Chrissy” Wooten of Dixie; brothers, William Dean of Alabama, Ronnie Dean of Missouri; sisters, Darlene Grodzki of Georgia; grandchildren, Brittany Thomas of Summersville, Kaitlin Naylor of Drennan, and Makayla Wooten of Dixie.  Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Dennis Preast officiating. Burial will follow in the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may gather with the family at 11:30 a.m. prior to service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Dean family.

Sept 11 2017  Dana (McKinney) Miller, 84, of Looneyville, entered into rest Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born June 12, 1933 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Sylvia (Adkins) McKinney. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her son, Eugene Miller. Dana is survived by her daughters, Leawanda (David) Whaling of Clay and Loretta Tallman (Adam Linkinoggor) of Looneyville; grandchildren, Melinda, Beverly, Danielle, Holly, Daniel and Wyatt; great-grandchildren, Madison, Ian, Taylor, Colton, Addison, Logan and Rayna; brother, Russell McKinney of Clay. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Epling Cemetery, Looneyville, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Miller family.

Sept 11 2017   Paul E. Douglas, 61, of Ivydale, died peacefully Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Hospice of Medina County after a 32 month courageous battle with brain cancer. Born March 1, 1956, in Gassaway to Hilda (Starcher) Douglas of Wadsworth, OH and the late Ralph Douglas (2008). He was a 1974 graduate of Cloverleaf High School. Paul retired from Ford Motor Company having worked at the Brook Park Plant and later worked at SMH Construction in Ivydale.  He attended Big Otter Baptist Church in Ivydale; he enjoyed fishing, hunting and four wheeling and following the Browns, Mountaineers, Cavs, Indians and Buckeyes. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and his grandchildren.  In addition to his mother; Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy (Friend) Douglas of Ivydale; daughter, Heather Hohn of Wadsworth; step-daughters, Crissy Summers and Kelly Paxton both of Ivydale; grandchildren, Tyler Gentry, Alexis and Tommy Hohn and Seth and Asia Summers; sisters, Suzy, Cindy and Hope all of Ohio.  Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday, September 11, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Danny Richardson officiating. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please sent donations to St. Jude Children’s Research or Big Otter Baptist Church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Douglas family.

Roy Junior Scott, 90, formerly of St. Albans, passed away September 7, 2017, in Parkersburg, WV. He was preceded in death by parents, James Roy and Gladys Scott; wives, Edna Belle Friend Scott and Betty Ellis Scott; brothers, Kenneth, Glenn, Franklin, Dencil and Denvil "Denny."   Roy retired from Union Carbide Corp. as a Chemical Operator and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.   He is survived by daughter, JoAn Scott Jackson (Bruce) of Lancaster, NY; step-daugher, Marie Koster of Winfield; step-son, Larry Ellis (Krista) of Elkins; step-daughter, Diane Abshire (Joe) of Williamstown; grandchildren, Ryan Jackson, Kyle Jackson, Sean Jackson, Sara Koster, Brian Koster (Sally), Andy Jarvis, Kadi Stillwell (Josh), Ashley Mullenix (Ross) and Alex Abshire (fiancée Amber Sallee); eight great-grandchildren; brother, Cam Scott (Jane) of Gassaway; sister, Margaretta Cottrell (Kenneth) of Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  The family would like to thank special caregiver Cynthia Sands for the love and care she gave Mr. Scott.  You may share memories with the family on Roy's tribute page by visiting ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.  Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, is honored to serve Mr. Scott's family.
 

Sept 7 2017 Betty Lea Chapman, 80, of Ivydale, passed away September 7, 2017 at CAMC General Division after a yearlong battle with health issues. She was born October 23, 1936 in Clay County a daughter of the late Jesse and Bonnie Hamric.  She was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education and was a 50 year member of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed sewing and quilting.  She dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Troxel D. Chapman; grandson, Tommy Davis III; brothers, Dana and Jesse Hamric. Betty is survived by her daughter, Sherree Davis; granddaughter, Jessica McDowell; great grandchildren, Jenna Fowler and Nicholas Ruiz; sister, Alice O”Dell; special nieces, Patricia Chapman and Betsy Moore. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10 at the Chapman Family Cemetery, Ivydale with Rev. Jerry Bush officiating. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
 

Sept 5 2017  Dallas Gene Horrocks Sr., 67, of Lockwood, W.Va, went home to be with his Lord surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 3, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lansing, W.Va, on January 30, 1950, son of the late James C. Horrocks and Rouena O. Horrocks. On November 1, 1969, Dallas married the love of his life, Trudy (Coleman) Horrocks, who survives. Dallas is also survived by his five children, Dallas Jr. (Emmy) Horrocks of Cortland, Ohio, Tammy (Kevin) Zebley of Bridgeport, Cindy (Jon) Melzer of Alexandria, Va., Jason (Lisa) Horrocks of Cortland, Ohio, and Amanda Belt of Lockwood. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Katlyn, Courtney, Gracie, Zachary, Jayden, Max, Grayson and Ava, and great-grandchild, Camden. Dallas was very loved by his surviving siblings, Ruth Jones of Alta, Doris (Bob) Brown of Jodie, Rose Stephens of Jodie, Kenneth (Patsy) Horrocks of Bentree, and Lee (Sara) Horrocks of Mt. Nebo. Dallas was adored by his many nieces and nephews. Dallas was a lifelong resident of West Virginia. He was a First Church of God minister for 44 years, most recently, pastoring the Gilboa First Church of God until his health declined. Dallas was a talented musician and a collector of musical instruments. He enjoyed sharing his love of music with his family and friends and enjoyed many "jam sessions" with his sons. Dallas had great love for God and his family. Many were blessed to hear his sermons, songs and jokes over the years. In addition to his parents, Dallas is preceded in death by his brothers, Tommy, Bill, and Donnie, and his sweet granddaughter, Mackenzie Belt. Family and Friends will be received at Pennington Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge, W.Va., on Tuesday, September 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 6, at noon, at Pennington Funeral Home. Following the funeral, Dallas will be laid to rest in the Lansing Cemetery in Lansing, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pennington Funeral Home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Horrocks family.

Aug 29 2017   Steven Naylor, 49, of Glen, entered into rest  Monday, August 28, 2017. Born May 16, 1968, in Charlton Heights, he was the son of the late Roy and Flora (Miller) Naylor.  Steven is survived by his lifelong companion, Lora Coleman; daughters, Stephanie Naylor, Rebecca Naylor; brothers, Roy, Darris, Jamie Naylor; sisters, Gay Ann Brice, Marchelle Lippard, Renae Allen, and Pauline Caldwell.  Service will be held 1:00 P.M.Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Naaman Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Naylor family.

Aug 26 2017  Della Eileen Mullins, 95, of Charleston, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at her daughter's home, after a long illness. She was born December 6, 1921, in Clay County, to the late Osie and Albert Durham. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ober Mullins (52 years) and Chilton Mullins (14 years), as well as brothers, Harry and Howard Durham; and sisters, Ruby Hinkle, Mazie VanKirk, Thelma Mullins and Opal Mullins.  Della is survived by her daughters, Christine Bower of Campbells Creek, Joanie Brainard of Dunbar, Brenda and son-in-law, Ed Durham, of South Charleston; grandchildren, Ober Bower (Lisa), Robert Bower (Connie), Michael Belcher (Laura), Steven Belcher (Donna), Amber Grierson and Zachary Brainard; step-granddaughters, Jenni Harris (Chris) and Sarah Beavers (Andrew); great-grandchildren, Jana Goff (Jeff), Mayada Bower, Haley, Anna and Josh Belcher, Kaelyn Bentley, Savannah and Sophie Grierson and Kennedi Brainard; one great-great-grandson, Michael White. Della had two stepsons, William "Bill" Mullins (Linda) of Lincolnton, Ga., and David Mullins (Lynn) of Millen, Ga.  Della was a faithful and active member of Liberty Christian Church in Cinco for 63 years, where she sang alto in the choir she and Ober started. She taught Sunday school, worked in Vacation Bible School, and a member of the Ladies Circle. Della was a wonderful cook, best known for her graham cracker pie. She loved to sing, play piano, sew, crochet and work puzzles.  She graduated from Clay County High School in 1941 and attended Charleston School of Commerce with certificates in shorthand and typing. She worked for Nelson Transfer in Charleston until her marriage to Ober. Della volunteered at Saint Francis Hospital for eight years. Della was a healthy, vibrant and spunky woman her entire life. Even after her injury, she fought to recover and never gave up. She loved life and always said she had been one of the luckiest girls in the world.  The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastors Ira Keller and Randy Wilson officiating. The burial will follow the service at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 25, at the funeral home. The family would like to offer special thanks to long-time neighbors and friends, Paul and Jan Strickland, caregiver, Sheryl McDermott, Kanawha Hospice workers, Kelly, Julie and Rene. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536; Gideons International, P.O. Box 8091, South Charleston, WV 25303; or Liberty Christian Church, 61 Fruitwood Lane, Charleston, WV 25306.  Access the online guest book for Della Eileen Mullins at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Aug 24 2017  Sandra Kay (Shaffer) Kincaid, 68, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest on August 21, 2017. Born on January 9, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Roy R. and Dorthy (Counts) Shaffer. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles David Shaffer.  She is survived by her loving husband, Van “Jerry” Kincaid of Gauley Bridge; son, Patrick Kincaid and wife, Rotem of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Savana, Shalev and Eliana Kincaid of Arizona; sister, Bonnie Legg of Charleston; brothers, Raymond Shaffer of Gandeeville, and Jerry Shaffer of Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Memorial service will be held 7:30 pm Friday, August 25, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.  Friends may gather with the family from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at  www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kincaid family.

Aug 22 2017  Echo McCallister, 73, ofClendenin, passed away August 19, 2017, at CAMC General Hospital after a short illness. He was born October 18, 1945, in Emmons, to Obra and Elizabeth McCallister. In addition to his parents, Echo was preceded in death by several siblings, Martha Andrick, James, Everette, Eddie, Leroy, Lonnie, French, Theodore, Troy and Loreen.  He is survived by sister, Doreen (Youngea) Steele of Sebring, Florida and special friend, Rob. Echo was a well known outside artist in the area. He received several awards, including two Governor's Awards for his artwork. He also enjoyed participating in the Clay County Special Olympics for many years. Echo enjoyed spending time with his friends, watching Gunsmoke, listening to music, riding his bike and dancing. He will be greatly missed by all of his family at Prestera. A celebration of Echo's life will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 11 a.m. until time of service, Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
 

Aug 19 2017  Edward Clark Cruikshank, D.D.S., 74, of Hatteras Village, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 9, 2017. He was a devoted and loving husband to Carol, father to Sarah and Alex, and grandfather, brother and friend. Ed was born Feb. 18, 1943 in Ivydale, to John Curns (J.C.) and Rose Hamrick Cruikshank. He attended high school at the Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and received his D.D.S. from WVU’s School of Dentistry.Ed was a 42 year resident of Martinsburg, where he built a successful dentistry practice. He was a longtime member of the West Virginia Dental Association, and at one point he was an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Nine years ago, he retired with his beloved Carol to Hatteras, where he had long spent good fishing years. Ed grew up hunting and fishing in Ivydale and surrounding areas. He continued to hunt until his mid 30’s — including several trips out west. He fished throughout his life, preferring the salt waters of the Atlantic in increasingly larger sport fishing boats. He was an active member of the Hatteras Marlin Club, and participated in many billfish tournaments with friends. Ed was also an avid skier. He taught his kids to ski at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. He was a 40 year visitor to Vail, Colorado, where – in retirement – he enjoyed extended ski trips. He was also a tireless reader, with a passion for knowledge.  Ed is survived by his sister, Doris Cruikshank Bauer, of West Palm Beach, Florida; by his brother, John (Jay) Curns Cruikshank Jr., of North Palm Beach, Florida; by his brother, Telford Cruikshank, of Lake Okeechobee, Florida; by his daughter, Sarah Cruikshank Ockman, and son-in-law Howard Ockman, of Nairobi, Kenya; by his son, Alex M. Cruikshank, of Sarasota, Florida; and by his four wonderful grandchildren, Caleb Ockman, Anabel Ockman, Reuben Ockman and Jack Cruikshank. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Carol Cole Cruikshank, who passed away May 12, 2013. The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Trinity Episcopal Church, in Martinsburg, where his ashes will be placed in the columbarium, with the Rev. Julie Harris presiding. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department.

Aug 17 2017   Sam Eugene Daniels, 51, of Bomont, entered into rest Monday, August 14, 2017. Born November 25, 1965, in Charleston, he was the son of Maven and Lucy (Burdette) Daniels. Sam is survived by his wife, Sandra Daniels of Bomont; sons, Samuel Daniels of Texas, Robert Daniels of Gauley Bridge, Jordan Daniels and Brandon Daniels both of Bomont; daughter, Danielle Boggess of Charleston; brothers, Avis Daniels of Weston and Maven Daniels of Charleston; sisters, Virginia Falls of Blue Creek and Sheryl Pittman of Charleston; two grandsons, Oliver Boggess and Cadeyrn Daniels; and granddaughter, Elysia Wolf. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Smith Cemetery, Bomont, with Minister Cecil Lee Officiating, On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Daniels family.

DR. SANDRA S. CHISAR   was unexpectedly taken from us on Tuesday June 13, 2017.  She was a dedicated physician for over 22 years and an anchor in the emergency room. She had a passion for helping people and has left a legacy that lives beyond her years. She leaves behind her most precious daughter Hope Renee, who she devoted her life to, a loving mother, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to count. She will be missed every day of our lives. The family will receive friends on Friday June 16, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the MISENCIK FUNERAL HOME, 36363 Detroit Rd. Avon. Funeral Mass Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon. Interment will be private. Additional info added: Chisar was a 1979 Clay High graduate and was twice a first string all state basketball player. She played on the only regular season undefeated team at Clay High.  She went on to play for Alderson Broaddus University and is in their hall of fame. She then attended and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Craig Allen "Tiny" King, Jr. age 23, passed away August 3rd. Loving father of Noah Allen King. Loving son of Jessica Lynn Cardinale and Craig Allen King Sr. Greatest brother to Nicole Marie King, Natasha Delcie Mae King, Ashley Lynn Norris and Allen Mitchell Cardinale(deceased). Uncle to Amiyah Mae King "Yah Yah". Grandson to Sandra Jean Mink-Tylicki and Delcie Mae King, Loving nephew, cousin and friend to many. Family will receive friends on Saturday August 12 at DONLON FUNERAL HOME 15408 TRISKETT RD. 10AM-2PM. Internment Tuesday August 15 at Riverside Cemetery.

Aug 8 2017  Gordon “Butch” Moore, 72, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He fought a long battle with Parkinson and diabetes.  Butch was a retired teacher/ principal/ coach for Clay County School System with 31 years of service. He loved coaching, no matter what sport.  He coached basketball, football and little league baseball.  He and Russ Harper started the football program at the Clay Middle School (Clay Co. JR. High). He was an avid hunter and always enjoyed a round of golf. Born November 23, 1944, he was the son of the late Irving Moore and Clara Goff. Butch is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Judy Moore; and his daughter, Tina “Boop” (Shane) Burnette of Beech Glen; son, G.W. (Kim) Moore of Cannelton; five adorable grandchildren who were the light of his life, Luke and Levi Burnette, Blake, Jackson and RaeLynn Moore; brother, Nelson (Kirbie) Moore of Charlottesville, Va.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister John Osborne officiating.  Burial will be in W G Reedy Cemetery. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his memory to Lizemores Ambulance Service 13175 Clay Hwy, Lizemores, WV, 25125. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Moore family.

Aug 6 2017  Lela Marie White, 67, of Orma, passed away July 31, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born December 12, 1949 in Braxton County a daughter of the late Howard and Letty Burchett Moore.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara White. Lela was an accountant.  She was an avid quilter and enjoyed watching birds. She was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church, Shock. Lela is survived by her ex-husband, Donzil White of Troy; children, Keith Moore of Nebo, Cammie Pinkleton of Birmingham, AL and Stephen White of Elkview; two brothers; one sister; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Nebo Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Moore officiating.  Interment will be in the Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the church.  Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Aug 5 2017  Mildred Louise Hinkle, 54 of Clay, entered into rest Thursday, August 3, 2017. Born April 3, 1963, in Kanawha County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Norma (Rucker) Westfall. There will be no services. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Aug 5 2017  Melinda Lee (Graham) Peck, 57, of Procious, entered into rest Wednesday, August 2, 2017 after a short illness at CAMC hospital. Born January 23, 1960 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Hubert L. Graham and Alma L. Graham of Jodie. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Graham. Melinda is survived by her mother; husband, Donny Peck of Montgomery; daughters, Heather (Scott) Backus of Rich Creek, Nichole (Anthony) McClain and Tina Peck both of Belva; sisters, Katherine (Robert) Wagner of Jodie, Bobby (Jim) Boggs of Lizemores, Edith ( Danny) Thompson of Tonopah, AZ., Alice (Ted) Villa of Procious; sister-in-law Nancy Graham of Buckeye, AZ.; three grandchildren, Lawanda, Katelyne, and Logan. Left to morn our lost love one is many family and friends. A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday August 12, 2017 at Jodie Baptist Church, Jodie, Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Peck Family.

Aug 5 2017  Jennings Porter Adkins, 85, of Dog Run, entered into rest Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Born November 4, 1931, in Enoch, he was the son of the late George and Florida (Blankenship) Adkins. In addition to his parents Jennings was also preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters. He was an Army Korean War Veteran and a retired Millwright worker at Colonial Rubber, Ravenna, Ohio where he worked for 34 years. Jennings is survived by his wife, Eleanor Joan Adkins; and son, Brian (Nancy) Adkins both of Dog Run; two grandchildren, Porter and Jennifer; two great-granddaughters, Alenah and Adlea. Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Pleasant Dale Church, Dog Run.  Burial will be in Fitzwater & Adkins Cemetery, Dog Run. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adkins family.

Aug 2 2017   Eugene Auxier, 93, of Cannelton, entered into rest Tuesday August 1, 2017.  Born May 2, 1924 in Mt. Olive, WV, he was the son of the late Kester and Ida (Clonch) Auxier. In addition to his parents ,Eugene was preceded in death by his first wife, Alta (Ramsey) Auxier; daughters, Mona Sayre and Sally Johnson; grandson, Walter Asbury and great-grandson, Benjamin Asbury.  Eugene is survived by his wife, Ethel (Jones) Auxier; sons, Manual Auxier, David (Rene) Auxier, Timothy (Evelyn) Auxier and Charles (Patty) Auxier; daughters, Carolyn Sue (Stewart) Bryant, Judy (Andy) Simpson, and Delba Auxier; brothers, Harrison Auxier and Floyd Auxier; sisters, Nadine Poff and Blanche Massey; twenty grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday August 4, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Auxier Cemetery, Mt. Olive.  Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Auxier family.

Aug 2 2017  Tammy Brown, 57, of Dixie, entered into rest on Thursday, July 27, 2017.  Born October 3, 1959, in Canton, OH. Tammy was the daughter, of Arthur “Bud” and Kathleen “Kack“ (Mullins) Brown, of Dixie. She is preceded in death by a brother Arthur “Roscoe” Brown Jr.  Tammy attended Bentree Community Church, Sangamore. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sons, Joshua Phillips and Shane Dakota Bonura; brother, Philip Guy Brown; and six grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Bentree Community Church, Sangamore Fork Road, Bentree, with Pastor Mike Holcomb and Pastor Jeff Sevy officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.

July 27 2017  Roy Fitzwater 90, passed away peacefully yesterday 26, July 2017 in the ICU of Holmes Regional Hospital in Melbourne, Fl. Roy was the son of the late Elisha and Rosie Fitzwater of Otter Creek. He is survived by one sister, Ida Faye James, and one brother Donald Patrick Fitzwater Sr and a many nephews and nieces. The family cannot thank his nephew, John Crowder, enough for the care he has given Roy for the past several years while he was in the nursing home. He checked on him almost daily, took him clothing and bags of candy which he gave to the nurses and care givers at the Nursing home.His service will be Saturday at the Davis-Seawins Funeral Home in Melbourne.
 

July 26 2017  Ninette Parsons, 72, of Clay entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born August 27, 1944, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Della (Moore) Brown.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnel Parsons; and daughter, Becky Parsons. Ninette is survived by her daughter, Tina and her husband Michael Reed; grandchildren, Ashley Graham, Zachary Paxton, Alison Sampson; and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Brown; and sister, Reba Wamsley. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Parsons family.

Ross "Hap" Kellis Happney, age 78, of Clinton TN passed away at Methodist Medical Center on Sunday July 2, 2017. He was born in Lizemore West Virginia to the late David and Clara Rodgers Happney. Hap was an avid farmer who enjoyed raising his cattle, blueberry picking, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Cecil, Manuel, Bobbie Jean, and Eula. Hap graduated from Clay County High School in 1958. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Linda Truman Happney. Children, Sherri and husbnad Donnie Scruggs of Clinton TN; Russ and wife Becky of Clinton TN; and Doug Happney and wife Angie of Prattville AL. Grandchildren, Kelli, Wayne, Adam, Patience, Zach, Jamie, Lexy, and Seth. Great Grand Children Elijah, Wyatt, Hayden, Anna, Ryder, and Mason. Sisters and brothers in West Virginia, Dora Markle, Irene Davis, Maxine Lane, and Mark Happney. and, countless other family members and friends. Hap chose cremation with no services to be held. Share your thoughts and memories at jacksonfuneralservices.com

July 25 2017  Jerry Calvin Bird, 70, of Clay, left this world on Monday, July 24, 2017 and was reunited with his loved ones who preceded him to heaven; his  parents,  R.T. and Neva Bird; sisters, Kat Moore, Jean Evans and Lenora Durham; brother, Thurston Bird; and son, Wayne Shuler. Jerry was a loving husband to his wife, Nila Bird of Ivydale; father to Melissa O’Dell of Charleston, Eric Bird of Severn, Maryland, Lisa Ramsey of Arnoldsburg and Jeremy Bird of Ivydale; grandfather to seven grandchildren. He leaves behind brothers, Charlie and Thurman Bird both of Adonijah; sisters, Patty Jones and Jewell Elliott of Adonijah, Carol Sizemore of Buffalo New York and Evelyn Durham of Median, Ohio and their spouses; numerous nieces and nephews. His life’s celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church, Adonijah, with Ministers Chris Jones and Earl Elliott officiating.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church.  The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Kanawha Hospice Care for their support and loving care during this difficult time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bird family.

July 25 2017  Charles Rutledge, 76, of Dixie, entered into rest Sunday, July 23, 2017. Born August 29, 1940, he was the son of the late Albert and Nannie (Hanson) Rutledge. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Deloris A. Rutledge. Charles is survived by his daughters, Cindy (Wayne) Caldwell, Deborah “ Debby” (Keith) Damron; brothers, Clyde and Claude Rutledge; grandchild, Jamie DeMoss and great-grandchild, Willow Ember. Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Fred Christian and Pastor Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, WV Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rutledge family.

Cora GaeCriner, 67, of Clay, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  She was born October 12, 1949, a daughter of the late Denver and IcieGaeHardwayCriner.  She was a member of the Clay First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She is survived by her son Randall Brock; grandchildren, Blake Parsons, Chelsie Drake; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Lakin Parsons; sisters, Marie Marks, Wanetta Marks, and Ruth Burnsides; brother, Leon Criner; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Criner. She will be greatly missed by all.  A special thank you to Advantage Home Care, Kathy Taylor, and long-time caregivers, DJ Taylor and Daisy. A funeral service will be held at Clay First Baptist Church on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Drake officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A brief Committal Service will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Criner Cemetery, Rosedale.  Stump Funeral Home and Cremation, Arnoldsburg, WV is handling the service arrangements for the Criner family.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com
 

July 23 2017   Donna Sue (Nottingham) Kovach, 72, of Strongsville, Ohio, formerly of Clay entered into rest Friday, July 21, 2017. Born May 4, 1945, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Dudley and Ivory (Fitzwater) Nottingham. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother, J.D Nottingham and sisters, Earline Fitzgerald and Mary Nottingham. Donna is survived by her sisters, Bonnie J. Boger and Lera Hall; brother, Johnny Nottingham all of Ohio. Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith funeral home, Clay, with Minister Michael   Strange officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kovach family.

July 21 2017  Ethel “Murt” Virginia Nelson, 67, of Harrison, WV passed away July 18, 2017 at the home of her sister, Linda Richardson. Ethel was born May 8, 1950 in Braxton County a daughter of the late Jink and Ava Gray Nelson. She was preceded in death by her companion, Marsh Rose; brothers, Dodd and Arthur. She is survived by her sisters, Linda Richardson, Roxie (PeeWee) Schoolcraft; brother, Dorsey (Eunice) Thomas.  She loved spending time with her family. A celebration of Ethel’s life will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Freddie Schoolcraft officiating. Interment will be in the Chapman Cemetery, Groves Creek. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway

July 14 2017  Audrey Marie Martin, 97, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Thursday July 13, 2017. Born on March 27, 1920, she is the daughter of the late Weldon an Eliza Drake Adkins. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her daughters, Esther Thacker, and Anna Kyle; sons-in-law, Bill Thacker, and Steve Smith; sisters, Ethel Adkins, Bertha Legg, Pearl Adkins; brothers, Bob, Jim adn Clarence Adkins. Audrey is survived by son, Ronnie (Mary Kaye) Walker of Charlton Heights; daughter Connie Smith of Charlotte, NC.; grandchildren, Britney (Travis) Hanshaw, Lisa (Donavon) Giles, Theresa Zavissa, Paula (Rich) Garul, Cindy Smith, Michelle (Henry) Adams, Derek (Nina) Walker, and Bill (Chris) Thacker, and fourteen great grandchildren. Services will be 1:00 P.M., Monday, July 17, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Jimmy Adkins officiating. Entombment will follow in the Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to services at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Martin Family.

July 14 2017  Drema Ashley, 74, of Gauley Bridge, passed away at home. Born April 8, 1943, in Vanetta, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Henry Prather and Ethel Carte Prather. In addition to her parents she was preceeded in death by her husband, Robert R. Ashley Jr., daughter, Ava Ashley and a sister Carolyn Sue Speece . Drema graduated from Gauley Bridge High School and attended Marshall University. She and Robert owned and operated the Gauneka Restaurant for many years. They moved to Huntington where Robert worked for the Corps Of Engineers. Drema was a member of Jodie Baptist Church where she had many friends she loved dearly.  Drema is survived by her daughters, Roberta Blevins (Richard) and Deborah Ashley both of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Elizabeth White of Huntington and brothers, Larry Joe Prather Sr., of Gauley Bridge, Orville Carte (Melody) of Middlesburg, Flordia, and Roger Carte ( Clelia) of Barboursville; sister, Margie Salvado of Huntington; four grandchildren, Michael White, Hannah White, Chance Sims, and Abraham Blevins; Four great grand children, many nieces, nephews, and friends, her beloved cat and companion, Samantha, also a special couple, the McLaughlins.  Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday July 14,2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. With Minister Danny Sears officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethal Cemetery, Poe, WV Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In-lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Jodie Baptist Church, 8685 Rich Creek Rd., Jodie, WV 26690  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at  www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ashley Family.

July 12 2017  Justin Benjamin O’Brien, 34, of Clay, entered into rest June 27, 2017. Born September 28, 1982, in Charleston, he was the son of Pam Dorsey of North Caroline   and the late Ronald Gene O’Brien. In addition to his mother; Justin is survived by his brother, Joshua and wife Jill O’Brien and one niece, Courtney O’Brien of Lizemores; grandparents, Billy J. and wife Jane Dorsey of Virginia, and Charlotte and the late Robert Taylor of Lizemores, Maxine and the late Kenneth O’Brien of Clay. Memorial service will be held 6:00 P.M. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Upper Camp, Swandale, WV. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

July 12 2017  Drema Ashley, 74, of Gauley Bridge, passed away at home. Born April 8, 1943, in Vanetta, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Henry Prather and Ethel Carte Prather. In addition to her parents she was preceeded in death by her husband, Robert R. Ashley Jr., daughter, Ava Ashley and a sister Carolyn Sue Speece. Drema graduated from Gauley Bridge High School and attended Marshall University. She and Robert owned and operated the Gauneka Restaurant for many years. They moved to Huntington where Robert worked for the Corps Of Engineers. Drema was a member of Jodie Baptist Church where she had many friends she loved dearly.  Drema is survived by her daughters, Roberta Blevins (Richard) and Deborah Ashley both of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Elizabeth White of Huntington and brothers, Larry Joe Prather Sr., of Gauley Bridge, Orville Carte (Melody) of Middlesburg, Flordia, and Roger Carte ( Clelia) of Barboursville; sister, Margie Salvado of Huntington; four grandchildren, Michael White, Hannah White, Chance Sims, and Abraham Blevins; Four great grand children, many nieces, nephews, and friends, her beloved cat and companion, Samantha, also a special couple, the McLaughlins. Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday July 14,2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. With Minister Danny Sears officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethal Cemetery, Poe, WV Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  In-lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Jodie Baptist Church, 8685 Rich Creek Rd., Jodie, WV 26690  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ashley Family.

July 3 2017  John Riley Mitchell Sr., 85, of Charleston, passed away on June 27, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born on November 6, 1931, in Union, Monroe County. He was preceded in death by his parents, James O. and Katherine Mitchell; his brother, J.O. Mitchell; and his "sister," Juanita Arbaugh; his wife, Myrna Hope Mitchell; and his former wife, Barbara G. Mitchell. Surviving are children, John R. Mitchell Jr., James L. (Terri) Mitchell, Andrea M. Mitchell and Tia (Michael) Joslin-Crone; grandchildren, Katherine F. Mitchell, Riley E. Mitchell, Hannah R. Mitchell, James R. Mitchell, Jennifer R. Mitchell, Taylor H. Crone, Jordan A. Crone, along with four great-grandchildren. John graduated from Greenbrier Military School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from WVU College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Law from WVU College of Law, where he was a member of the William P. Willey Chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Prior to his attendance in law school, he served honorably in the United States Army, where he attained the rank of Captain and proudly served on numerous competition firearm teams. He was also a certified Private Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration. John was known as a "trial lawyer" for 57 years. He began his law practice in 1960 at the Chelyan Junction with Rudolph DiTrapano. From then on, he tried thousands of cases in nearly every county in the state. He was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar and also licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Appeals of WV, the U.S. Court of Appeals-2nd Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals-4th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of WV. He was a member of the WV Association of Criminal Defense Layers, the WV Association of Justice, The American Association of Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association and a Senior Counsel Member of the American College of Barristers. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge Kanawha 20, Beni Kedem Shriners, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry-Valley of Charleston, York Rite Bodies, Royal Order of Jesters-Charleston Court 111, a Life Member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (former national champion in his class), the National Rifle Association, Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association and the American Legion. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, on the corner of Leon Sullivan Way and Virginia Street. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. followed by a service at noon. Burial will be immediately following at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans.   The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Hubbard Hospice House.  Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
June 29 2017 Allen Kester Morton, 83, of Lizemores, entered into rest Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  He was born January 27, 1934 in Lizemores.  Allen was a Army Veteran and work for Union 1353.  Allen is survived by his wife, Viola Morris of Lizemores; many nieces and nephews; cousins; brothers-in-law, and sisters in-law; and many friends  Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at E.B. Morris Cemetery, Adonijah, with Minister Earl Elliott and Minister Bryan Burkhamer officiating.  Family request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 27 2017  Richard Wayne Cottrell, 58, of Left Hand, entered into rest Sunday, June 25, 2017. Born December 3, 1958, in Braxton, he was the son of the late Clay and Cloe (Truman) Cottrell. Richard is survived by his brothers, Nolan Cottrell of Left Hand, Roy Cottrell of St. Mary’s and Kenneth Cottrell of Newton; sisters, Betty Sorrell of Newton, Vera Jean Grose of Left Hand and Loretta Truman of Newton; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Basil W. Smith Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Cottrell Town Cemetery, Chloe. Friends may gather with family one prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cottrell family.

Joyce Ann White, 73, of Bomont went home to be with the Lord Saturday June 24, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home Charleston after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Russell Myers and Glada Martin Myers. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Estil Myers and Kermit Myers. Joyce was retired from AEP as a draftsman with 35 years of service. She is survived by: daughter, Debbie Westphal of Bomont; son, Joe Myers of Charleston; brother, Paul Myers of Bomont. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Matics Funeral Home with Pastor Junior Davis officiating. Burial will be in Darnell Cemetery Glen, WV. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 AM one hour prior to the funeral. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

Phillip David “Buckshot” Butcher, Sr., age 71, of Clay County, West Virginia, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was longtime owner and operator of his company, Buckshot’s Wrecker Service in Clay, West Virginia. A public servant, his entire life, he was called upon 24 hours, seven days a week for those in need. He and his late wife, Fonda, graciously accepted their calling to help. A lifelong law enforcer, he also served the town of Clay as a volunteer Chief of Police, volunteer fireman, EMT and wildlife and animal control helper and advocate. He was known for his neighborliness, hospitality, courage and saving lives. He was a member of Pleasantdell Missionary Baptist Church and loved storytelling and sharing of his life experiences.  An outdoorsman, he liked hunting, fishing, boating and four-wheeling. Growing up in Widen, West Virginia, one of ten kids, allowed him to master his mountainous surroundings and harness a lifelong love of wild, wonderful West Virginia. He was born August 21, 1945 on Wilson Ridge, Clay County, West Virginia to the late Loyd E. and Bessie Ruth Phillips Butcher. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Fonda Gail “Fondababy” Frame Butcher; his brothers, Loyd Butcher, Jr., Ronald Butcher; and his sister, Virginia Moore.  He is survived by his children, Mary Catherine Lentz of Charleston, West Virginia, Phillip D. (Cindy) Butcher, II or Richwood, Ohio and Loyd Lee Butcher of Marion, Ohio; five grandchildren, Gregory and Luke Lentz and Phillip David (Shaynna) Butcher, III, Adam Butcher and Christina (Kenyen) Ritchie; his siblings, Bob Butcher, Jean Williams, Judy (Bruce) Cantrell, Janet (Jim) Vietch, Sharon (Kermit) Oxley and his twin sister, Phyllis “Dawn” Sheidler; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and lifelong friends. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a later date.  Following cremation, his ashes will be scattered among his favorite hunting spot in the mountains. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a church of choice or St. Jude Children’s Research Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
 

June 20 2017   Olive Virginia Nicholas, 97, of Clay, entered into rest June 19, 2017. There will no services. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

June 19 2017 Anna Mae DeMoss, 85, of Clay, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born May 27, 1932, in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Bertha (Hudson) Cash.    In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sons, Willie Runion and Bobby DeMoss. Anna is survived by her son, Marshall (Margret) Runnion of Tayler Fork; daughters, Patricia (Rick) Evans of Middleburg, Fla., Mary Frances (Paul) Hanshaw of Clay, Debbie DeMoss of Middleburg Fla; nine grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; brother, Jerry Cash of Widen; and sister, Mary Keener of Lizemores. A memorial service will be held 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to serving the DeMoss family.

June 19 2017  Mabel Emogene Samples, 80, of French Creek, WV, formerly of Clay County, WV, passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Clayton Samples; mother, Merlie Altie Sparks; father, Ray Edwin King; brother, Clyde Edward King; and daughter, Kathy Lynn Childers. Mabel was a homemaker, Christian by faith, loving mother/ sister /grandmother, enjoyed quilting, and collecting coffee cups from every state. She is survived by: three sisters Mary Samples, and Bonnie White (Jerry) of Clay County, WV, and Doris Long of French Creek, WV; four brothers, Jack King (Pat) of Upshur County, WV, Clay King, Roy Lee (Wilma) and William King (Shirley) all of Clay County, WV; two daughters, Joann Hilbert (Hugh Kyle Hilbert Jr.) of French Creek, WV, and Connie Jean Schoolcraft (James E. Schoolcraft) of Clay County, WV; three sons, David Clayton Samples of Clay County, WV, Timothy Clay Samples and Christopher Joe Samples both of French Creek, WV; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 24 great-great grandchildren. Graveside memorial services will be held at the Ray King Cemetery in Ovapa, WV, at a later date, with Pastor Joe Dawson officiating. In keeping with Mabel’s wishes she will be cremated. Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral & Cremation was honored to serve the Samples family. Condolences may be made at Tomblyn-ClutterFuneral.com.

James Lloyd Parcell, 70, of Fola, entered into rest Thursday, June 15, 2017. Born October 14, 1946, he was the son of the late James E. Parcell; mother and stepfather Reba and Darrel Wagner.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Judy C. Parcell; and brother, David C. Parcell. James is survived by his daughters, Lisa and husband Ronald Lay Jr. of Wilmot, OH, Michelle and husband Shannon Clark of Maysel, Connie Parcell of Charleston, grandchildren, Megan Thompson, Mason Clark, Sydney Clark, Manuel Lay, Anna Lay, Camron Mitchell, Cristopher and Caleb Holcomb; and great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Lainee and Maddox; sisters, Eva June Tanner of Indore, Margie Wyant of Lizemores, Camilla Neal of Indore and Rita Fernatt of Charleston; and brother, George Parcell of Indore. A private service will be held. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Parcell family.

Lewis William Friend, 87, of Maysel, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2015. Born September 19, 1929, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Levy and Clemmie (Rogers)    Friend. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers; and one sister. Lewis was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He was awarded the Korea service medal for his service.  He was very proud of the fact that his father, three brothers and himself had all served their country. He was a member of the Clay Masonic Lodge for many years, and the Eastern Star. Lewis was retired carpenter and cabinet maker. Lewis is survived by his wife, Olive (Bullard) Friend; one sister, Rosalie Moore; and several nieces and nephews. At his request, there will no services. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Ronnie Allen Drake, 64, of Ivydale, entered into rest Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after a short illness. Born June 28, 1952, he was the son of the late Lloyd “Johnny” and Frances (Queen) Drake.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carolyn Faye. He was in the Navy from 1971 to 1973 aboard the USS Trenton; he was a retired welder, attended Big Otter Baptist Church, enjoyed playing the lottery, attending estate sales, playing his guitar and bluegrass music. Ronnie is survived by his children, Heather (Bruce) Watts of Joshua, TX, and Lloyd R. “Russ” (Beth) Drake of Maysville, WV; step-children, Darrell (Becky) Adkins of Dille, Alicia Adkins of Ivydale and Joanne Adkins of Dille; four grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren;  sister, Llyn Drake of Ivydale;  brothers, James “Jim” (Karen) Drake of Jamestown, PA, and Bob Drake of Ivydale. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Danny Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Friend Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Margaret Drake for her loving care. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral home is honored to be serving the Drake family.

June 10 2017  James Michael “Mike” Ramsey, age 64 of Bailey Lakes, Ashland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his residence after a 3 week battle with esophagus cancer. He was born in Montgomery, W. VA., to Oleta Ramsey Nichols on September 25, 1952. Mike was raised by his grandparents, Roy and Chessie Ramsey and graduated from Clay County High School in 1970. He had been a resident of Ashland County the past 47 years working at Discount Drug Mart in Ashland for 2 years, retired from North Central Ag in New London and Hospira in Ashland after 13 years, and had worked at Fisher Service in Mansfield for 13 years. Mike was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Prime Timers at the church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mike was a former member of the Ashland County Conservation Club, showed Haflinger Horses at the Ashland County Fair with his daughter, and was an avid hunter. On July 31, 1971 Mike married Linda Painter who survives. Also surviving are a son, Kevin Ramsey of Savannah; daughter, Shannon Hout (Brian Perkins) of Shiloh; brother, Terry (Wyona) Ramsey of W. VA.; grandson, Clayton Hout of Shiloh; granddaughter, Kylie Ramsey of Savannah; nephew, Lucas Ramsey of W.VA.; brother-in-law, John Painter of Ashland; uncles: Larry Ramsey of Clay, W.VA and Mike Ramsey of Courtland, NY.; several loving cousins too many to list; and step-sisters: Linda Nichols and Terri Baker of Orrville, OH. Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Chessie Ramsey; mother, Oleta Ramsey Nichols; and a son, Levi Ramsey. Services will be held 12:00 PM (noon) Monday, June 12, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, 210 N. Davis Road, Ashland, OH., with Pastor Harry Strachan officiating. Interment will be at Savannah Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. The family suggest memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s name to Calvary Baptist Church, 210 N.  Davis Rd., Ashland, OH., 44805. An online register book will be provided for family and friends to express condolences at www.heylfuneralhome.com
 

June 6 2017  David Leon Sullivan, 64, of Jodie entered into rest Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born December 31, 1952, in Selma, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Herbert and Leah (Derr) Sullivan. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny and Wayne Sullivan; sister, Joan Davis and nephew, Billy Sullivan. David is survived by his wife, Zelma (Mullins) Sullivan of Jodie; son, A.J. Mullins of Jodie, daughters, Carrie Truman, Tasha Mullins Truman both of Jodie, Amanda Kinser of Mt. Lookout; brother, Wade Sullivan; sisters, Linda Horton of Selma, North Carolina and Rita Ellington, Clayton, North Carolina; three grandsons, Shane, Nathan and Zach Truman and two granddaughters, Adrianna and Eliza Truman; numerous nieces and nephews. A memory service will be held 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Jodie Baptist Church, Jodie with Minister Jason Skaggs officiating. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhomecom  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is in charge of arrangements.
 

May 28 2017  Esther Thacker, 75, of Belva, entered into rest Friday, May 26, 2017. Born May 21, 1942, in Nallen, WV, to Audrey (Adkins) Martin, of Montgomery, and the late George Walker.  In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by husband, of 52 years William “Bill” Thacker; and sister, Anna Kyle. Esther is survived by her son, Bill (Christinia) Thacker of Dixie; daughter, Lisa (Donavon ) Giles of Huntington ; 5 grandchildren, Christina and Cordell Giles, Hunter, Colton and Timmy Thacker; brother, Ron (Mary Kaye) Walker of Charlton Heights; sister, Connie Smith, of Charlotte, N.C.  Funeral service will be held  11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Danny Sears officiating.  Burial will be Montgomery Memorial Park, London.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Thacker family.
 

May 26 2017  Ransford Ira Rogers, 78, passed from this life Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in Valley Fork, WVA, he was the son of the late Paul and Gladys (Chapman) Rogers. Ransford was a retired maintenance supervisor for Worthington Industries Cylinder Division, Columbus, OH. He served his country as a Navy veteran. He and his wife Judy moved to The Villages from Columbus in 2008. He was a dedicated family man and an avid reader.  Besides his parents, Ransford was predeceased by a brother, William Paul Rogers.  He leaves his wife of 53 years, Judy (Bauer) Rogers; three children, Michael Elton Rogers (Jennifer), Norfolk, VA; Ransford Ira Rogers, II (Chandra), Portland, OR; Rachelle Iris Rogers, The Villages, FL; three grandchildren; Michael Lucas Rogers, Karissa Winstanley and Steven Winstanley; two brothers, James Rogers (Margaret) Seattle, WA; Randall Rogers (Maryanne), South Carolina and a sister, Paula Cline (Bill), Charleston, WVA. Services for Ransford will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Cremation Life Event Center, The Villages, FL. Visit hiers-baxley.com for on-line sentiments.

May 22 2017  Lorraine (Brown) Summers, 85, of Belva, entered into rest on Monday May 22, 2017 at Montgomery General Hospital. Born August 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Malburn and Hazel (Sebert) Brown. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bill Summers; daughter, Belinda Eggleston; brothers, Malburn Brown, Jr., Charles “Chug” Brown, Jarrell Brown; sisters, Hilda Ramsey and Lillian Snyder.  Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Connie Lanham Moore of Vaughan; and four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and son-in-law Paul Eggleston. Graveside service 11:00 A.M. Thursday May 25, 2017 at Walker Cemetery, Summersville On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Summers family.

May 22 2017  Hattie Merle Summers, 91, of Wallback, entered into rest Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born March 11, 1926 in Wallback, she was the daughter of Wyatt and Dorcas (Morris) Gray. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Olvey Dorr Summers; and thirteen brothers and sisters. Merle attended Pleasant Hill Church as long as her health permitted.  She loved her family and music, with a joyful heart. Merle is survived by her son, Tim (Rose) Summers; and daughter, Reva (Mike) Schoonover all of Wallback; three grandchildren, Lea Summers, Corey Moore and Kelly West; and one great-granddaughter, Elora Denton. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Summers family

May 21 2017  Norma Lea Samples, 82, of Procious, left her earthly home to be with Jesus on Friday, May 19, 2017. Born December 2, 1934 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Stewart and Othel Eagle. In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her loving husband Mervyn “Kent” Samples; and two sons, Terry and Ricky Samples with whom she is now happily reunited, as well as her brother, Carl Stewart. Norma is survived by her sons, Clifford and wife, Debbie Samples and Timmy Samples; three grandchildren, Emily Samples McQuillen and husband, Jamie, Matthew Samples, and Kaitlyn Samples and her fiancé Jake Allen; one great-grandson, Josiah River McQuillen; her beloved aunt Lena Belt; sisters, Francis Sizemore and Linda Rhodes; brother, Johnny Stewart and multiple nieces and nephews. She was a woman of incredible strength and dignity, who loved and was loved by her family unconditionally. Norma took pride in her beautiful flowers which she could be seen working in on any sunny day. Emily Dickinson wrote, “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” She will live forever. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Ralph Davis officiating. Burial will be in Long Sam Samples Cemetery, Procious. Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 23, at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral home is honored to be serving the Samples family.

May 21 2017  Rosalie Ewing, 84, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Born April 30, 1933, in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Eunice (Rhodes) Thompson. Rosalie is survived by her daughters, Lissa Ewing, Sandy Fletcher, Eunice Smith and Connie Anderson; sons, Paul, Robert, Ricky O’Dell and Mike Ewing; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry, Gary and Randy; sisters, Linda and Geraldine. Funeral service will be held Noon, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Rhodes Cemetery, Maysel. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ewing family.

May 20 2017  Nickcola “Nena” Sue (Price) Coleman, 47, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Wednesday May 17, 2017 at CAMC Memorial. Born September 15, 1969, she was the daughter of the late Orville Hagan and Connie (Price) Hagan. In addition to her mother she is survived by daugther, Kristen Naylor; son, Justin McClung; brothers, Orville Hagan Jr. and Charles Hagan; and five grandchildren. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Coleman family.

May 18 2017  Lyndon Baines Metheney, 51, of Clay, entered into rest Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Born January 4, 1966, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Naomi (Runnion) Metheney. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother, Henry Metheney. Lyndon is survived by his brothers, Tracy, Carl, Wilson, James, and John; sisters, Sue Harrison, Faye Ann Metheney. Service will be at a later date. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Metheney family. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

May 16 2017  Benjamin Seth Butler, 32, of Roanoke passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. He loved playing guitar, hunting, fishing, shooting guns, riding his motorcycle and drinking a cold one. Ben loved and appreciated every moment he spent with family and friends. Ben’s career as a welder allowed him to travel the country with his wife and experience all of the beauty that the world has to offer. He was preceded in death by his Grampsy, Granny Patsy, Grandfather Brooks Litton and his Uncle Jeff. Ben is survived by his beloved wife, Emily, who he affectionately called Poff; son, Jacob; parents, Steve and Beth Butler; sister and brother-in-law, Stacy and Dave McLaughlin; PawPaw Litton; Grandmother Butler; mother-in-law, Sharon Poff; father-in-law, Reggie Poff and his wife, Robin; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and other extended family. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Community of Faith Brethren Church, 5343 Fallowater Lane, Roanoke VA, 24018 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 with Rev. Darren Potter officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a memorial service at the Butler Cemetery in Harrison, WV on Sunday, May 21st at 2 pm .

May 16 2017  Virginia Samples Gandee Boggs, 92, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, May 15, 2017 in Clay Health Care, Big Otter. She was born October 10, 1924, in Procious, being the oldest daughter of Grover and Eva Crouse Samples.  In addition to her parents, Virginia was also preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald “Bud” Gandee and her only child, Robert “Wag” Gandee and her second husband, of 45 and half years Hugh H. Boggs Jr.; step-great grandson, Tyler Richmond; and sister, Lenore (Ray)Hardman. Virginia was a 1941 graduate of Clay County High School and attended Glenville State College; she taught school a few years during World War II, but gave it up soon thereafter to become a wife, mother, homemaker, grandmother and great- grandmother. She was a member of the Liberty Advent Christian Church of Procious, having become a member in August 1941. She is survived by her three grandchildren, Karmin (Perry) Richmond, Tabitha (Michael “Mikey”)Gandee Cox both of Princeton; and Troy (Rachel ) Gandee of North Charleston, S.C.; great-granddaughter, Jenna Grace Gilmore;  great-grandsons, Miller Cox and West Cox; sisters,  Dixie ( the late John) Hill of Rockwall, Texas; Norma ( the late Burnell) Johnson of Bessemer, Alabama, step-son, Hugh Boggs III of Great Falls, VA; and step-daughter, Debra Saunders of Leesburg, VA; Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dewey Tanner officiating.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  The family would like to thank the staff of Clay Health Care for their loving care.On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Boggs family.

May 16 2017   Gladys Gross, 84, of Procious, formally of Irvine KY; entered into rest Friday, May 12, 2017. Born June 24, 1932, in Lee County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle (Hall) Smyth. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, G.B. Gross Jr; grandson, Nicholas Flynn; brothers, Edward, Don Smyth; sisters, Gertrude McGee and  Anna Childers. Gladys is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Jim) Flynn of Madison Al., Cindy (Steve) Cantrell of Procious and Kimberly (Craig) Thomas of Mt. Nebo; brother, Garry Smyth of Beattyville, KY; sisters, Delilah Gould and Shirley Hall both of Cobhill, KY; grandchildren, Jessica, Eric, Jason, Jamie, Joy and Suzanne; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, in Irvine, Estill County, KY. Burial will be in Mt. Paran Cemetery in Lee County, KY. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the funeral at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral home is honored to be serving the Gross family.

May 15 2017  Harry Dale Krise, 79, of Falls View, entered into rest on Friday May 12, 2017. After a short battle with Cancer. Born January 11, 1938 at Jodie, he was the son of the late Harry B. Krise and Pearl (Hudson) Krise King. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carol on November 10, 2016; step-father Bacil T. King; brothers, Don and Warren Krise, and sister, Anna Gail Walker. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, Walton Hills, OH. He served in the US Army, a member of U.A.W. and Eagles Club 1040, Montgomery. Harry is survived by his sisters, Carol Krise Short of Falls View, Barva King (Chester) Woycik and Vicki King ( John) Harless both of Charleston; brother, Parnell ( Debbie) King of Ansted; and brother-in-law Danny Walker of Gauley Bridge. Friends may gather with the family 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV. Followed by graveside service at Rick Creek Cemetery, Jodie. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the New River Animal Shelter/ Humane. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Krise Family.

May 13 2017  Lawrence Denver Truman, 75, of Lizemores,went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, May 11, 2017 at CAMC General Hospital surround by his loving family. Born on August 26, 1941, he was the son of the late Ira and Ethel (Darlington) Truman. Denver was a member of Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church and attended Vaughan Baptist Church. Denver is survived by his loving wife: Maysel M. (Holcomb) Truman; sons: Michael Truman (Carrie McGrew) of Clay, Kevin (Janice) Truman of Prince George, VA, Jonathan (Connie) Truman of Bickmore; brother: Menford (Shirley) Truman of Richwood; sisters: Hilda Walker of Elkview, Helen (Naamon) Moore of Lizemores; and five grandchildren; Seth, Chase, Lucas, Tristen and Gathan. Denver will be sorrowfully missed by his family and all that knew him. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday May 15, 2017 at Vaughan Baptist Church, Vaughan, WV with Minister: Naamon Moore and Minister Earl Elliott. Burial will follow in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, WV. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday May 14, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Truman Family.

May 6 2017  Barbara Rae Welch, 64, of Clay, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born July 22, 1952 in Marietta, Oh, she was the daughter of the Arlene (Duffield) Johnson of Marietta Oh, and late Charles Ray Friend .In addition to her mother, Barbara is survived by her husband, John Welch of Clay, sons, William and Joshua Gray both of TX; daughters, Ruthie Jett of Marietta,  Mary Albertson and Margaret Welch both of Clay; nine grandchildren and five great -grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Hernandez of FL., and Beverly Bansemer of Oh. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in the Duffield Cemetery, Duck. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Welch family.

May 5 2017  Elton Fitzwater 87, passed away at 11:34 PM  May 3, 2017 at his home in Dalton, Ohio. He was the son of the late Elisha and Rosie Fitzwater of Otter Creek. Visitation will be 5-8 PM May 8 and one hour before the  Celebration of life Service at 11 AM on May 9, 2017 at the Cornerstone Community Church, 18600 Davis Rd, Dalton Ohio 44618. Burial will be at the Westlawn Cemetery, Mt Eaton Ohio.
 

May 3 2017  Craig Douglas Holcomb  Friends and Family are invited to Craig's visitation at Maysel Missionary Baptist Church from 2:00-3:30 on Saturday, May 6.  Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at 3:30.  Tim Butcher will officiate this service.

May 3 2017   Barbara Jean (Parsons) Kincaid, 75, of Dixie, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 1, 2017. Born on December 2, 1941 to Mack and late Hallie Parsons of Dixie, our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother can now rest in her victory. Through her life, she maximized her gifts in education, music, loyalty and devotion just to name a few, to live her life’s motto of “Bloom Where You are Planted”.  Left to cherish her memory are beloved husband of 52 years Mr. Bobby G. Kincaid of Dixie, her father Mr. Mack M. Parsons of Dixie, her brother Mr. Mack E. Parsons with his wife Vivian of Charleston, her son Mr. Robert M. Kincaid with his wife Jennifer of Beckley, her son Dr. Eric R. Kincaid with his wife Marcie of Morgantown. She also leaves behind 4 beautiful grandchildren; Brett Gadomski, Laken Kincaid, Robbie Kincaid, and Katie Kincaid. Our hearts break but our souls rejoice because now she can “Run and not be weary, she can walk and not faint.” Her life resonated with her Savior’s traits of humility, grace, kindness, and sincerity.  She fought the good fight, she has finished her course, and she kept her faith. She will forever bask in the Glory of her perfection with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Those of us who are left can honor her memory by following her example; Lets “bloom where we are planted.” The family would like to give a special thanks to Pat Elswick with Kanawha Hospice. Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Bell Creek Baptist Church in Dixie with Pastor Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Ansted. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the Bell Creek Baptist Church, Dixie.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kincaid Family.

April 28 2017  Wilmer Paul Estep, 74, of Clay, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Born on April 7, 1943, in Kanawha County. Wilmer is preceded in death by his wife, Janet Estep; son, Robert Paul Estep; and sister, Helen Smith. He is survived by his two sons, Joseph Edward Estep and Kenneth Obrian Estep; two sisters, Gloria Jean Shamblin and Barbara Lynn Woodall. A memorial service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Estep family.

April 28 2017   Willard Eugene Jones, 69, of Clay, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home. Born March 23, 1948, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Lorraine (Mullins) Jones. Willard is survived by his loving companion, Mary Triplett of Clay; sister, Karen Pringle of Maysel; brothers, Woody, Freddie and Bobby Jones all of Ohio. A memorial service will held at a later date. On-line condolence may sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jones family.

April 27 2017  Lola Butcher Given, 92, of Springfield, MO, formerly of Frametown, WV, died on April 25, 2017 at The Maples Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield. Born July 9, 1924 to Levi Jonathan and Emily Belle Given Butcher, she grew up in the coal town of Widen, WV. In 1938 she married Hamilton Given, and they had one son, Earl. During WWII she was a “Rosie the Riveter,” building planes at a factory in Akron, OH. After Ham’s death she married James Bruce Given in 1959 and moved to the family farm at Frametown. They had one son, Mark. Lola had a keen interest in genealogy and was a charter member of the Elk River Chapter of DAR. She also was interested in politics and served as a poll worker on election days. For many years she wrote the column “Lola’s World” in the Braxton Citizens News.  She was a homemaker and a faithful Christian. A longtime member of Hope Baptist Church in Frametown, she served for several years on the General Board of the American Baptist Churches. At the time of her death she was a member of South Street Christian Church in Springfield. Lola was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Hamilton, her second husband Bruce, a daughter-in-law Reba Given, brothers William Butcher, Charles Butcher, Newman Butcher, Herbert Butcher, Lloyd Butcher and Orlan Butcher, and sister Eunice Butcher Doddrill.  She is survived by two sons: Earl Given and wife Linda of Newton, WV, and Mark Given and wife Janet of Springfield, MO; five stepchildren: James Given of LaGrange, OH, Lavon Motsinger and husband Ralph of Winterville, GA, Alice James and husband Randolph of Sutton, WV, David Given and wife Joann of Cumming, GA, and Theron Todd of Carrabelle, FL. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV with her daughter-in-law, Rev. Janet Given, officiating with burial to follow in the Given Cemetery at Glendon, WV. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elk River Chapter, NSDAR, 200 S. Stonewall St., Sutton, WV 26601.  Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at roachfuneralhome.com.
 

April 26 2017 Cletis O. Fugate, 57, of Bickmore, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born July 21, 1959 in Indore, he was the son of the late Dencil and Hazel (Brown) Fugate.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Angel Fugate; brothers, Roger, Dencil “Dink”, Gregory and Craig Fugate. Cletis is survived by his wife, Patty Fugate of Bickmore; son; Arron Fugate of Dog Run; daughter, Janae Grose of Big Otter;  grandchildren, Tristen, Decklun, Brogan, Braelyn and Brinley; brother, Gallard Fugate of Big Otter; sister, Judy Smith of Maysel. Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Holcomb Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Gaylord Taylor officiating. Friend may gather with family from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 29, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, before the graveside services. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneraalhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is honored to be serving the Fugate family.

April 26 2017   Willard Eugene Jones, 69, of Clay, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home. Born March 23, 1948, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Lorraine (Mullins) Jones.  Willard is survived by his loving companion, Mary Triplett of Clay; sister, Karen Pringle of Maysel; brothers, Woody, Freddie and Bobby Jones all of Ohio. A memorial service will held at a later date. On-line condolence may sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jones family.

April 25 2017  Harland (Doc) Walls, 83, of Widen, passed away at his home after a battle with lung cancer on Monday, April 24, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. Born March 6, 1934, in Ovapa, he was the son of the late Lon Ames Walls and Freda Mae (Butcher). In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Ann Walls. He was a truck driver and retired from U Save propane and a Army Veteran of the Korean War. Harland is survived by his loving companion of 14 years Sarah Jackson of Widen; daughters, Carol (James) Walton of Mt. Nebo, Kathrine (Rick) Walton of Mebane, N.C., and Pamela (Mike) Jones of Buchanan, Ga; step-children, Fonda Hougland of N.Y., Kathy Hatches of S.C., Jay Sattler of Tenn., Kitty Long of N.C., Billy Sattler of S.C.  Michael Jackson and Jimmy Jackson both of WV; sisters, Mary (Darrell) Schoolcraft of N.Y., Charlene Truman of Ohio, Shirley (Roland) Boggs of Ohio, Hazel (Roy) Parsons of WV, Jane (Jim) Parsons; brothers, Roy (Connie) Walls, Johnny Walls , Perry (Marilyn) Walls  and Mickle Walls all of WV; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Above all things he loved and treasured his family. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Roland Boggs  officiating.  Burial will be in Phillip Cemetery, Ovapa, with Military Rites. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walls family.

April 23 2017  N. Keith King, 91, of Lizemores, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  Born October 17, 1925, in Elkhurst, he was the son, of the late Herbert and Fonda (Blake) King.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mattie S. King, second wife, Marcie Nichols; son, Kenton King; and brother, Kreig King. He was a retired maintenance manager for Union Carbide at Alloy and a faithful member and Trustee of Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church.  Keith is survived by his wife, Magdalene Moore King, of Lizemores; daughters, Karen and the late John McConihay of Cross Lanes and Kaye (Rick) Lakin of Canonsburg, KY; and daughter-in-law Mary Kathryn King of Lizemores;  five grandchildren, David (Kristin) King, John Keith(Carrie) McConihay, Kirsten (Roger) Hanshaw, Mary Elizabeth Seiber and Andrew Lakin; and six great-grandchildren; brother, Kent King of Ivydale; step-children, Brenda Bernie of Beckwith, Ebbie Morton of Victor, Roger (Nina) Morton of Bentree, David Morton of Maysel, Judy (Bill) Morris of Bentree, Sue (Jack) Jones of Belva, Debbie (Nathan) Johnson of Bentree and Vicky (Curt)  Morris of Glenburnie, Maryland; 18 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-great-grandchild. Funeral service will be held  1:00 P.M. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, with Ministers Jason Moore and BJ Evans and Naaman Morre officiating.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay.  Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, April 23, at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the King family.

April 19 2017  Arthur E. “Mule Skinner” Smith, 79, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Born January 4, 1938, in Dundon, Clay County, he was the son of the late Manuel and Dorothy (Hamrick) Smith.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leon and Delmas Smith and three sisters, Freda Smith, Erma Cottrell and Derma Weise. He was a coal miner for 21 years and a retired Bus Driver for Clay County Schools. He attended Peoples Community Church. Arthur is survived by his wife, Cathy Smith of Harrison; sons, Arthur (Heather) Smith II of Dog Run, Jason (Lena) Smith of Harrison; daughters, Arlene (Roger) McMillion   of Nettie, Donna (Wadie) Rose of Harrison, Lesley (Dwayne) Hamrick of Whetstone, Amanda (James) Greathouse of Dille and Abigail Smith of Harrison; sixteen grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren; brothers, Burl, Billy, Jimmy, Kenneth and Dencil Smith, Bucky and Buddy Weese; sisters, Thelma Nottingham, Bobbie Jo Smith and Krissy Smith. Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Freddy Schoolcraft officiating.  Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Harrison. Friends may gather with family 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, April 21, at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Smith family.

April 19 2017   Terry D. Traub Sr., 64, of Maysel, entered into rest Monday, April 17, 2017. Born February 12, 1953, he was the son of the late Earman and Louella (Drake) Traub. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his brother, William Lanham; and sister, Francis Samples. Terry is survived by his wife, Peggy (Holcomb) Traub of Clay; son, Terry Traub Jr. of Maysel; step-daughter, Monica Koch of Charlottesville, VA; brother, Gary Barne of Clay; sister, Linda Truman of Harrison; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to send out a special thanks to those that have brought food and prayers, to the Hospice nurses, Sonja and Angie,; also Rodney Spencer, Donna Legg, and Shirley Mullins. At Terry’s request there will be no services.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith is honored to be serving the Traub Family.

April 18 2017  Oscar Mack Hamrick, 87, of Triplett Ridge, entered into rest Saturday, April 15, 2017 at home. Born March 25, 1930, he was the son of the late Oscar and Opal (McKinney) Hamrick.  Oscar is survived by his wife, Ora Marie (Taylor) Hamrick; sons, David Hamrick of Harrison, Gale Hamrick of Triplett Ridge, Stanley Hamrick of Flat Fork, WV; daughters, Charlene (Hamrick) McLaughlin of Lizemores, Connie (Hamrick) McLaughlin of Ivydale; twelve grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Hamrick Cemetery, Swandale, WV. with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hamrick Family.

April 18 2017   D. Paul Friend of Akron, OH, died on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Pebble Creek Care Facility. He was born March 12, 1931, the first born son of Clarence and Mary Fitzwater Friend at Ivydale, WV. He married Arbutus Jewel McLaughlin on March 28, 1949, in Wallback, WV. She preceded him in death in June 1984.  He was an army veteran, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1992 from the custodial department of Schrop Junior High School in Springfield Township. With the help of God and the AA organization, he was very thankful to overcome an alcohol addiction and was blessed with 41 years of sobriety. Before his declining health problems, he attended the Wilmot Baptist Church, Wilmot, OH, and was well known for his Bluegrass Gospel Music and Bluegrass band, "The Whiteoak Gospel Singers." His band traveled around OH and to neighboring states for music festivals and also recorded several CDs. He was a 14 year member of the Southland Gospel Boys who broadcast on a Canton Radio Station. Paul will be remembered for his involvement in the Friday night Bluegrass Music Sessions at Randolph Community Center, his performances at the Annual Golden Delicious Apple Festival in his hometown, Clay, WV and his organization of the Clay County Reunions at Spread Park in Clay, WV. He is survived by a son, Keith Friend; a granddaughter, Angel Friend; foster daughter, Jacqueline Largent all of Akron; two brothers, Marshall (Roann) Friend of Wadsworth, Leo (Jackie) Friend of Louisiana; one sister, Faye Baker of Wooster, OH.; three great-grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews. Caregivers Kathy Brown and Patricia Mollenauer. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sons, Dean, Duane, Jerry, and a grandson, Kevin Friend; four sisters, Ilo (Bryan) Griffith, Evalyn (Bonny) Murphy, Hazel (Clarence) Nicholson, Opal (Harold) Weiler.  Calling hours will be held 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at Newcomer Funeral Home 131 N. Canton Rd. Akron, OH 44305. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at Wilson Funeral Home in Clay, WV. Family will receive friends from noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Wallback, WV.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice, 3515 Massillon Rd. Suite 270, Uniontown, OH 44685 or the charity of your choice. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.NewcomerAkron.com.

April 18 2017 Helen Lee Orndorff, 78, a resident of Duck, W.Va., and Daytona Beach, Fla., passed away April 15, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born June 28, 1939, a daughter of the late Grover Paintiff and Icie Mollohan. Helen was retired from Safeway Grocery Stores in Maryland. She also later worked as a bank cashier in Daytona Beach. She was a member of the Sonrise Fellowship Church, Servia, W.Va., and she dearly loved her cats and dogs. She is survived by her son, Ronald Nottingham of Duck; grandchildren, Tim Hall and Stacy Garrison, both of Baltimore, Md.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Orndorff; sons, Robin and Dale Nottingham; stepsons, Rob and Dennis Orndorff; and her beloved dog, Molly. Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 20, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Jeremy Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in the Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, W.Va.

April 18 2017  Shelba Lynn Boggs Siers was granted her angel wings on April 16, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. Shelba was born September 28, 1962 in Akron OH to Chester and Olive Dale Boggs. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Shelba had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Shelba’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Shelba approached life with a conquering attitude. She gave her entire heart and soul to every endeavor she had. She loved the outdoors and was an avid rabbit hunter with a passion for horses. In her final months, Shelba was filled with such courage and hope and reminded us daily of the preciousness of family.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Olive Dale Boggs. Shelba is survived by her husband of 32 years, Randy Siers; daughter, Elizabeth Jarvis and her husband Travis of Chloe; Son, Levi Siers, of Duck; father, Chester Boggs and his wife Martha of Elkins; sisters, Theresa Goddard of Wheeling, WV, Amy Ferrebee and her husband Tony of Duck, WV; brothers, Curtis Moneypenny of OH, Jim Moneypenny of Mt. Zion, WV and Chester Boggs Jr and his wife Misty of Ivydale, WV. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lidia (16), Lucas (15), Landon (12), Adriane (6), Chykaye (4) and Chase (1) and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Lester Tanner officiating. Interment will be at Boggs-Siers Family Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at the funeral home. Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

April 18 2017  John D. Stone, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a short illness.  Born on January 13, 1923, in Lizemores, Clay County, he was the son of the late John Dewey Stone and Wavie Morton Stone. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Virginia Fagan Stone; grandson, Jeremy Stone and his wife Andrea Stone; brothers, Stanley Stone, Curtis Stone, and infant brother Kermit Stone; sisters, Norma Humphrey, Genevieve Miller, and Lavonnieve (Lay) Lacy.  Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Jerry Stone and wife Susie of Oak Hill; daughter, Karen Lockett and husband Dean of Indian Land, S.C.; three grandchildren, Gary Stone of McKinney, Texas, Kimberly Lockett and Kevin Lockett of Charlotte, N.C.; great-granddaughters, Savanah Stone and Jessica Stone of Frisco, Texas; great-grandson Luke Stone of Beaver; step great-grandson Clay Aliff of Beckley; brothers, Frank Stone and wife Barbara of Clintonville, Donzil Stone and wife Carol of Oak Hill, and Allen Stone of Hometown; sisters, Meredith Neal and husband Hubert of Beckley and Carol Osborne of Chardon, Ohio; many cherished nieces and nephews; and a favorite little Shih Tzu dog, Buckeye. John D. served his country for three years as a PFC in the Army Air Corps 362nd Fighter Group, 379th Fighter Squadron during World War II, first in England and then in battle throughout France and Germany.  He was a graduate of the General Motors Automobile Mechanics School in Kansas City, Mo. He was a longtime and talented auto mechanic at Brown Chevrolet Company in Montgomery, W.Va. Family and friends could always count on John D. to repair their vehicles when mechanical problems arose. Later, he worked for the Ingersoll Rand Company at the Lee Norse Company worksite in Beckley, from where he retired. John D. enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman. He cherished the time he and Virginia spent fishing and camping in the family motor home at Stonewall Jackson State Park alongside his beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Oliver and Carol Kelly. He attended the Fayetteville United Methodist Church and had lived in Fayetteville for over 60 years. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Timothy D. Bleigh officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, with graveside military rites administered. The family will receive friends from noon to the service time of 1 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Stone family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.  The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, W.Va.

Earnest Drake, 74, of Ivydale, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  Born March 3, 1938 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Evertt and Etta (Johnson) Drake.  In addition to his parents, Earnest is preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Drake.  Earnest is survived by his  sons, Robert A. Drake of Ivydale, Dewey L. Drake of Portersville, PA ; daughters, Tammie L. Drake of Ivydale, and Angela K.  Kern of Portersville, PA; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Warren Drake and sister, Mildred Drake both of Ohio. Graveside Service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, April 14, at Starcher Cemetery, Big Otter, with Minister Russell Gene Copen officiating. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Drake family.

April 8 2017 Elizabeth Alta Deering, 82, of Belva passed away April 7, 2017.  Born January 27, 1935 in Swiss, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Thelma (Willard) Cressorn.  She was a member of the Swiss Baptist Church, where she served as Clerk and Treasurer. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Russell Deering of Belva; son, Michael Deering of Swiss; grandchildren, Harley Deering of Swiss and Mary Smith of Summersville, great-grandson, Wyatt Smith of Summersville; close friend, Mildred “Perk” Cresson; and niece, Kathy Brown of Belle. The family would like to thank CAMC Memorial for their Kindness and care.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.  Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin, WV. Visitation will be held Monday, April 10, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Pennington Funeral Home.  On-line condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Deering family.
 

April 6 2017  Mary Eloise Pierson, age 102, of South Charleston, WV passed away peacefully April 3, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Spencer Ryan Pierson, of Clay, WV and Anna (Hudson) Pierson of Hanging Rock, Ohio and proud to be the second baby born in St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, WV on July 10, 1914. She was also proud that her mother had named her after Mary Eloise (Hughes) Smith who survived the Titanic disaster in 1912.  Mary Eloise attended Catholic grade schools in Huntington, WV and high school in Cincinnati at Sacred Heart Academy. She attended Marshall and WVU, and spent one year at Johns Hopkins School of nursing and two years with the OSS in Washington DC under General Donovan. She returned to Charleston after WWII where she was office manager for Dr. William Rossman for 25 years.  She kept her interest in current events, as well as genealogy, the value of a good education, and her sense of humor.  Throughout her life she maintained an energetic devotion to animals, whether they were her pets or those that chanced upon her porch.  Upon graduating High School, her parents asked what she would like for graduation. She recalled, “I asked for a convertible or a German Shepherd, knowing I wouldn’t get the car. I felt certain they would get me a dog.” She was sorely disappointed when she didn’t get either. Mary Eloise never lost her youthful voice, or her patient, kind and generous disposition. Never married, she leaves behind many cousins and friends who will remember her with love. Memorial services will be held at the discretion of the family. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio, with her parents and sister, Elizabeth.  You may send condolences to the family at: www. barlowbonsall.com  Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
 

April 4 2017  Wanita Gray, 78, of Clay, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. Born May 28, 1938, in Ovapa, she was the daughter, of the late Homer and Myrtle Oxley.  In addition to her parents, Wanita was also preceded in death by her brothers, Oral, Homer Jr., Boyd Ray, Delbert, Calley and Hubert; sisters, Leona, Wanda and Mildred.   Wanita is survived by her husband, Auddis “Bum” Gray of Clay; son, Michael Gray of VA; brother, Kermit Oxley of Mich; sisters, Audrey Gillenwater of TX and Ernie Eastman of S.C.; four grand children, Michael W. Gray Jr of WV, Sabrina Taylor of Ohio, Christopher Ball of GA and Michael Ball of WV; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M.  Friday, April 7, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dennis Legg officiating.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gray family.

April 3 2017  Pamela Priddy 55, of Huntington, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Born April 6, 1961 in Charleston, she was the daughter of Rena (Stout) Priddy of Big Otter and the late Charles Elmer Priddy. In addition to her mother, Pamela is survived by her sisters, Patty Casto of Culloden and Judy McGlothlin of Clay and Linda Finlayson of Ohio; brother, Chuck Priddy of Paint Creek and Dannie Priddy of Indiana. We love our baby sister and will miss her always. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Keener Cemetery, Frametown.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home Clay is honored to be serving the Priddy family.

April 1 2017  Brenda Faye (VanMeter) Romeo, 70, of Dixie passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Born May 3, 1946, in Bentree, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Helen (Morris) VanMeter.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Earl Romeo; daughters, Nikki and Michelle Romeo; and sister, Dee Stover Brenda is survived by her daughter, Carla VanMeter of Charleston; brothers, Kenney VanMeter of Belva, Kelvin Van Meter of Lizemores and Keith Van Meter of Dixie; sister, Cindy Van Meter of Charleston; sister-in-law, Cindy Toney of Glen Ferris. Funeral service will be held 12:30 P.M.  Monday, April 3, 2017, at Montgomery Memorial Park, Mausoleum Chapel, London, with Minister Billy Morris officiating. Friends may gather with family from 12:00 P.M. to 12:30 at the Mausoleum.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Romeo family.

March 29 2017  Dennis W. Triplett, 91, of Summersville, entered into rest Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Born May 19, 1925 in Clay, he was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha ( Lyons) Triplett. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Nina H. (Murphey) Triplett and son William Mark Triplett. Dennis is survived by his daughters, Jane Dishman, Sandra Triplett and Karen Butcher; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; one brother and two sisters. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m.  Friday, April 7, 2017, at New Beginning Church of Summersville. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Triplett family.

March 29 2017   Phillip C. Triplett, 80, of Akron, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017. He was born on February 11, 1937 in Clay, West Virginia; the son of the late William and Ada (Boggs) Triplett. Phillip was a Vietnam veteran having retired from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service to his country. He also retired from the Coventry Local School System after 28 years.  In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by his siblings, Maysel Murphy, Melvin Buster Boggs and Thomas Triplett. Phillip will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Lynn Triplett; children, Shirley (Marcus) Hilden, Phillip (Robin) Triplett Jr., and John (Dawn Cook) Triplett; grandchildren, Cary and Travis Hilden and Zachary, Connor, Garrett and Parker Triplett; siblings, William Triplett Jr., Francis Triplett, Homer "Jake" Triplett, Charles Triplett, Lois Philips and Russell Triplett.   Visitation will be on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 5-8 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, Akron. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Victory Chapel, 32 W. Bellisle Dr., Akron, OH 44319. Pastor Robert Webb Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  To leave a special message for the family please visit www.NewcomerAkron.com
 

March 23 2017 Lawrence David Ferrebee, 70, of Millersburg, Ohio, formerly of Wallback, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, one day shy of his 71st birthday.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey C. “Perk” and Marie McClain Ferrebee; brothers, Paul Harold, John Ferrebee, and his twin, Larry Ferrebee; and sisters, Annie Lou Lyons and Carolyn Ferrebee. A graduate of Clay County High School, Lawrence enlisted in the United States Marines and was deployed to Vietnam, where he was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart, along with several other merit awards.  When his stint in the Marines was over, he enlisted in the United States Army for a two-year tour of duty. He is survived by his daughter, Erica Lee Ferrebee of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Lee “Bud” Ferrebee of Bellevue, Nebraska; sister, Hattie (Pat) Harrison of Lorain, Ohio; sister-in-law, Shirley Harold; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Wallback immediately following the funeral. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ferrebee family.
 

March 23 2017  Rose Ann Garrett, 55, of Lizemores, entered into rest Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born May 26, 1961 in Clay, she was the daughter, of the late Lloyd and Sylvia (McCune) Campbell.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Rose is survived by her husband, Tracy Garrett of Lizemores; sons, Joseph Deal of Clay, Tracy T. Garrett and Joshua Garrett both of South Carolina; daughters, Lilly Hoover and Phyllis Triplett both of Clay. Funeral service will be held 7:30 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister James Balser officiating. Friends may gather with family starting at 6:00 P.M. to service time at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Garrett family.
 

March 21 2017   Shirley "Shirl" Lee Burnside, 84, of Ivydale entered into rest on March 17, 2017. He was born in Hallsburg, Clay County, to the late Willie and Jessie Burnside.  He was a well-known, self-employed business man. He enjoyed hunting. He was an avid pool player and a teacher to many. He served as a board of directors for numerous years at the Big Otter Community Center. His passion was the love and playing bluegrass music, in which he played all over the county and state, including the annual Vandalia Gathering.  He was preceded in death by sister, Opal Rogers of Duck, and brother, Harrison Burnside of Spencer. He is survived by his children, Linda (Jim) Goslin, Rickey (Debbie) Burnside, Randall (Lynn) Burnside, all of Ohio, Pamela Bohn of Florida and Bridget (Dana) Holcomb of Ivydale; seven grandchildren, Mark and Jamie Vaughan, Shanna Dew, Crystal Paul, Michelle Duncan, Justin Burnside and Emilea Holcomb; seven great-grandchildren.  The family would like to express a special thank you to all his friends, caretakers and family that shared this journey with us.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Nebo Baptist Cemetery Fund, 2685 Ossia Road, Duck WV 25063.  Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at the Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo, with Minister Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will be in The Nebo Baptist Cemetery, Nebo. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to service at noon.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Burnside family.
 

March 19 2017   Travis Welch, 32, of Clay, entered into rest Thursday, March 15, 2017,  Born June 26, 1984, in Charleston; he was the son of Tony R. (Samantha) Welch and mother, Bennilee Welch. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William “Billy” Belknap, maternal grandmother, Geraldine Belknap; and maternal grandfather, James Runnion.  In addition to his parents, Travis is survived by his son, Travis R. Welch Jr. and daughter, Zoey Rae Welch; two brothers, Donnie, and Ronnie Welch; sister, Caitlyn Koch; three nieces, Jonna, Danielle Welch; Annastasia Belknap; two nephew, Donnie J. Welch and Ian Belknap; paternal grandmother, Imogene Runnion.  Service will be held 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
 

March 19 2017  Rose Ann Garrett, 55, of Lizemores, entered into rest Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Born May 26, 1961 in Clay, she was the daughter, of the late Lloyd and Sylvia (McCune) Campbell.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.   Rose is survived by her husband, Tracy Garrett of Lizemores; sons, Joseph Deal of Clay, Tracy T. Garrett and Joshua Garrett both of South Carolina; daughters, Lilly Hoover and Phyllis Triplett both of Clay.   Funeral service will be held 7:30 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister James Balser officiating.  Friends may gather with family starting at 6:00 P.M. to service time at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Garrett family.
 

March 15 2017  Clarence Fitzwater, 82, of Wallback went home to be with the Lord Tuesday March 14, 2017 at CAMC General after a long illness. He was the son of the late Irving Rider and Ola Clendenin Fitzwater. He was also preceded in death by his friend Vina Jackson; daughter, Linda Sue Voiers. He was a saw mill operator. Clarence is survived by: daughter, Deborah Cody of Fayetteville, WV; grandchildren, John, Adam and April.  Funeral service will be 12:00 Noon Thursday March 16, 2017 at Matics Funeral Home Clendenin with Rev. Herb Vance officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery Bickmore, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Thursday March 16, 2017 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

Bobby Ray Stone, 68, of Clay, entered into rest Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Born July 10, 1948, in Kanawha County, he was the son of the late Granville and Rosie (Workman) Stone.  In addition to his parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by his sisters, Donna Pringle and Myrtle Williams.  Bobby is survived by his sons, Robert Stone and Bobby Ray Stone Jr; daughters, Jennifer Payne and Donna Stone; six grandchildren; and sisters, Phillis Workman, Joyce Fernald, Patty Tgibedes, Sylvia Stone and Darlene Rhodes.  Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, March 20, 2017 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Bill Adkins officiating.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Stone family.
 

Linda Belle (Ahart) Braley, 73, of Valley Fork, entered into rest Thursday, March 9, 2017.   Born March 27, 1943 in Charleston, she was the daughter of late James and Sylvia (Booth) Ahart. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Braley, and brothers, Charlie and Gary Ahart.   Linda is survived by her son, James (Charlotte) Braley of Ovapa; grandchildren, Jess and Zack Braley; great-granddaughter, Grace; brother, Rick (Valeria) Ahart; a host of nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneral home.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Braley family.

Corina Pearl (Parsons) Richards, 43, of Pond Gap, entered into rest Monday March 6, 2017 at CAMC. Born on July 4, 1973 in Woodstock, IL., she was the beloved daughter of the late Johnny Adam Parsons and Wladyslawa Fijor Legal. She was also preceded in death by her beloved daughter: Emily Ann Crawley and her son: Kolton Wayne Richards and her brother: Irven Anthony Leinen. In addition to her mother she is survived by her daughters: Jennifer (Matt) Gable, Samantha Waldron, and Angel (Brent) McLendon; companion: David Richards; step father Jerry G. Legal Sr.; brother Steven (Colleen) Leinen; sisters: Rebecca E. (Elroy) Riley, and Tabitha Walker; grand children: Levi, Charlie, Wyatt, Duke, Gunner, Lily Marie, and Kenyan; nephews: Tyler, Jacob and Elroy; nieces: Elizabeth and Aliyah.  Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Branhan Cemetry, Spangler, with Minister James Balser officiating.   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Parsons / Richards Family.

March 11 2  William “Gerald” Cunningham, 89, of Hallsburg, passed away March 10, 2017 at Clay Health Care Center, Big Otter.  He was born April 18, 1927 in Clay County a son of the late Lantie and Clara Cutlip Cunningham. Gerald was a mechanic and a coal miner.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.  He loved to take a drive every day. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Ellen Cunningham; daughter, Sharon Faye Cunningham; six brothers and three sisters. Gerald is survived by six daughters, Shalma Kay Smith, Shelia Gaye Graham and husband, Roy, Letha Jean Metheney, Kathy Sue Mollohan and husband, Mark, Kista Rosetta Rhodes and husband, Terry Jr. and Ellen Geraldene Hyre and husband, Jason; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with the Rev. Gene Copen officiating.  Interment will be in the Cunningham Cemetery, Duck. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
 

March 7 2017  James A. Duffield, 85, of Ivydale, passed away March 6, 2017 at Clay Health Care Center, Big Otter. He was born March 8, 1931 in Clay County a son of the late William Curtis and Sarah Belle Duffield. He was a pastor serving in Clay County for many years, an Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post #33.  He is survived by his wife, Deloris Ann Ashley Duffield, whom he married April 18, 1961; daughter, Susie Plantin of South Carolina; grandchildren, Abbye, Micah, Ryan, Neal and Elizabeth; five great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Joe Smarr and wife, Lavonne ”George” of Gassaway and Eddie Smarr and wife, Donna of Canvas.  Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Engel Chapel Community Church, Gassaway with the Rev. Doug Burdette officiating.  Burial with military rites will be in the Moore Fork Cemetery, Big Otter.  Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the church.  Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
 

March 3 2017  Thelma Jean Sears, 71, of Frametown, entered into rest Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Born June 19, 1945 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Delmar and Beatrice (Cain) Sears.  Thelma is surived by her daughters, Connie (Gabe) Sears, Dorsey Sigman, Leona (Jonathon) Lytle, Janet “Bo” (Rodney) Minney, Patty (Mark) Wright; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and 5 sisters.  Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale, with Minister Shane Wynn officating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sears family.

Feb 26 2017  Brenda Kay Hayes, 69, of Clay, entered into rest Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Born December 7, 1947 in Widen, she was the daughter of the late Ransom Jr. and Dora (Laxton) James.  Brenda is survived by her sons, James Travis Hughes of Clay, Edward Earl Hughes of Sutton, David C. Hughes of Charleston; daughter, Crystal Lynn Shannon of Kernersville, N.C. ; 10 grand children; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry James, Kenneth James both of Clay; sister, Patricia McGlothlin of Clay.   Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  Burial will be in Bud Ramsey Cemetery, Harrison. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Hayes family.

Feb 23 2017  Judy Rae Kincaid, 71, of Dixie entered into rest Wednesday February 22, 2017. Born March 16, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Stanley L. Kincaid and Rosa Nell (Cogar) Kincaid.  Judy is survived by her sisters, Rosemary (Glenn) Drennen of Moneta, VA., Frances (Carl) Elswick of Dixie, Myra L. “Susie” (Bob) Atha of Ansted; several nephews and nieces. Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 25, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Shane Wynn of Bell Creek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Memorial Cemetery Summersville.  Friends may gather with the family 6 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 24 at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kincaid Family.

Feb 22 2017  Elsie Lou Vance, 84, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Born February 14, 1933, in Lizemores, she was the daughter of the late Sebert and Reba (Morton) Dorsey. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Bobby Dorsey. Elsie Lou is survived by her husband of 65 years, Herb Vance of Lizemores; son, Herbert Emil Vance of Lizemores;  daughters, Vicky (Eric) Perdue of Ovapa, Tammy Hardy of Lizemores; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Sebert (Jean)Dorsey Jr. of Lizemores and Jerry (Patty) Dorsey of Deerfield, Oh; sisters, Shelba Jean Donley of Mineral Ridge, Oh., Rosa Lea (Ed) Bird of Niles, Oh., Carolyn Sites of Oakland, Md., Eva June (Marvin) Cottrell of Deerfield, Oh., Lorena (Don) Snell of Lynchburg, Va., Berneze Lynn (Frank)Lewis of Niles, Oh., and Mary Elaine (Tim) Wilson of Belle, WV. Elsie had a “Prayer Warrior” that was her very best friend, Elva Jean Brown.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Lizemores Methodist Church, Lizemores, with Minister Herb Vance officiating.  Burial will be in Luther Morton Cemetery, Lizemores. Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 24, at   Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneral home.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith funeral home is honored to be serving the Vance family.
 

Feb 20 2017 Amber Lee Harvey, 30, of Jodie, entered into rest Thursday, February 16, 2017. Born on June 8, 1986, she was the beloved daughter of Todd and Susie Harvey.  Amber was an employee at CAMC in Professional Nursing, where she absolutely loved her job and co-workers.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Don and Paulne Harvey; maternal grandfather, James Hackney; aunts, Fran Harvey, Dixie Harvey and Connie Cline; uncles, Tim Harvey and Jamie Hackney.  In addition to her parents she is survived by her grand mother who she dearly loved Carolyn Hackney; step-mother Jane Harvey; great aunt, Marilyn Hodge; aunts, Shelly Auxier husband Jerry, and Shannon Howery; uncles Paul Harvey and Drew Harvey, and many very special cousins. Her beautiful smile will be missed by her family and friends daily. Amber was an organ donor which she felt passionate about. Her kind heart and generosity to people and animals in need always made her shine. Mommy loves you baby. Services will be held 7:30 P.M. Thursday, February 23, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. With Minister Jason Skaggs officiating.  Friends may gather with the family from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Harvey Family.

Feb 18 2017 Mary M. (Thomas) Auxier, 94 of Swiss passed away, Feb. 16, 2017. Born September 17, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Hazel Thomas, in addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Benson Auxier. She is survived by her son Frank and wife Sandy Auxier of Swiss. Granddaughter Angela and husband Buddy of Swiss. Grandson Ben and wife Lisa Auxier; two great-grandsons Cameron and Ethan Auxier all of Lawrenceburg KY. Also, survived by countless nieces, nephews and friends.  Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 20, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. With Bro. Lee Evan of Craigsville officiating. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Auxier Family.

Feb 12 2017  Darby Glen Hamilton, 42, of Procious, entered into rest Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Born May 28, 1974 in Lebanon, VA, he was the son of Linda (Hannah) Hamilton of Montgomery, and the late Roland Hamilton  He was an Marine Veteran. In addition to his mother, Darby is survived by his wife, Aaron Rene (Truman) Hamilton of Procious; sons, Joshua Hamilton of Pond Gap, Jacob Truman of Peach Orchard; daughters, Christina Hamilton and Savannah Hamilton  both of Pond Gap; one granddaughter, Dany Truman of Peach Orchard. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister James Balser officiating.  Burial will be in Veterans Memorial Gardens, Indore.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hamilton family.

Feb 9 2017 Anna Mae Walls, 75, of Clay, entered into rest Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Born April 1, 1941 in Sutton, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Harriett (Tharp) Keener. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Walls.  Anna is survived by her sons, Christopher Walls of Procious and Earl Walls of Bomont; daughter, Joyce Walls of Charleston; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and sister, Rose Fisher of NV. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating.  Burial will be in the Earl Walls Cemetery, Procious.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walls family.

Feb 3 2017  Dreama “Elloree” Davis, 74, of Wellsburg, WV, formerly of Clay, entered into rest February 1, 2017. Born January 6, 1943 in Clay, she was the daughter, of the late William “Elk” and Glacie (Neal) Keith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Davis; sons, Roland Ray, Danny Ray and Donald Bishop;  daughter, baby girl Bishop; brothers, Maxwell, Harless, Darnel, Robert and Larry Zane Keith.  Elloree is survived by her son, John Bishop and wife, Trina, of Clendenin; daughters, Ann Wallace and husband, Jim,  of Wellsburg and Sandra “Sammy” Bishop of Clay; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; sisters, Chessie Welch of Clay, Bonnie Brown of Valley Fork, Barbie Vanisenberg of Sharon Center, OH, and Roberta “Jo” Davis of Rittman, OH; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 6, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Blue Knob Church Cemetery, Blue Knob.  Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M on Sunday, February 5, at the funeral home.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Davis family.
 

Feb 3 2017  Lula Cutlip, 86, of Clay, entered into rest Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Born May 17, 1930, in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia (Samson) Tanner.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Cutlip.  Lula is survived by her sons, Woodrow Ray Cutlip Jr. and Tiger Cutlip; daughter, Carolyn Sue Burkhamer, Dottie Lou Rider, Deborah Kay Cutlip, Rosemary Grose, Tamela June Ross and Ivy Cutlip Fox; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis Tanner.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Dewey Tanner officiating.  Burial will be in Moorefork Cemetery, Big Otter.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cutlip family.

Jennifer Diana Fitzwater Rushing, 37 of Pfafftown North Carolina,  passed away Jan 12 2017, She was born in Clay County West Virginia to Benjamim "Benny" Fitzwater and Fran Taylor of Lizemores on Dec 20th, 1979. Jennifer was an employee of Forsyth Hospital. Jennifer is survived by her loving husband, Terry Rushing; daughter Summer Rain Pierson of Clay; her parents; her brother Tubz Fitzwater of Colonial Heights VA;  and many other family members and friends. A memorial service will take place at Fairview Baptist Temple on Saturday Feb 4th from Noon to 1pm.

Jan 28 2017  Dorsel Delbert Ramsey Sr. 70, of Maysel, entered into rest, Saturday, January 28, 2017. Born March 5, 1946 in Clay, he was the son of the late Frank and Naoma (Keen) Ramsey. Dorsel is survived by his wife, Daisy Ramsey of Maysel; sons, Donald Ramsey of N.Y., Frank Ramsey of Bickmore, Dorsel Ramsey Jr. of Maysel and Randy Ramsey of Charleston; daughters, Joyce Ramsey of Leatherwood and Daisy Hively of Maysel; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is honored to be serving the Ramsey family.

Jan 23 2017  Kenneth Earl Romeo, 75, of Dixie, entered into rest Friday January 20, 2017 at the Hospice House in Beckley. Born June 2, 1941, he was the son of the late Charles Romeo and Ruth Campbell Withrow.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughters: Nikki and Michelle Romeo; son: Kenny Tucker; brothers: Ronald Campbell Craze and Philip Dale Romeo; step father Harold Withrow. Earl was a loving husband, father, brother, and uncle. He loved the outdoors, and his community. If any one was in need he was the first to help. He loved children, he was always going above and beyond to help in any way he could.  Earl is survived by his wife: Brenda (VanMeter) Romeo of Dixie; son: Walter “Eddie” Tucker of Montgomery; daughter: Carla VanMeter of Charleston; sister: Cindy Toney of Glen Ferris; and two grand children. Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV.  Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Romeo Family.

Jan 20 2017  Michael A. Terry,64 , of Bomont, passed away peacefully, January 18, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short illness. Born January 11, 1953, he was the son of the late Nolan and Louise McGraw Terry. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers: Lyle and Leonard.  He was a retired construction worker and member of Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church. Mike liked hunting, fishing, anything outdoors, and he loved to sing. His favorite song was “This Ole House.” He loved all his friends and family, and above all else he Loved his sons, Sonny and Casey. Mike is survived by his sons: Sonny Terry, and Casey Terry both of Bickmore; brother: John Terry of Dale City, VA.; sisters: Janet Spangler (Wayne) of Roncerente, WV, Nole Windham (Wendall) of Elizabeth, Co., Betty J. Allison of Montgomery, WV; many nieces, nephews and friends.  A Special Thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at CAMC General NSICU and employees and volunteers at Hubbard Hospice House.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. January 21, 2017 at Ida Baptist Church Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Terry Family.

Jan 20 2017  Maria Gloria Morriss, 72, of Ivydale, entered into rest Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Born May 1, 1944, in New Braunfels, TX, she was the daughter of the late Isidoro and Anita Silvas. Maria is survived by one daughter, Feliz Morales and two grandchildren all of TX; and one sister, Della Lunin of Phoenix. A memorial service will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Morriss family.
 

Jan 16 2017  Alice Marie Matheney, 94, of Ivydale, entered into rest   Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born January 30, 1922, in Nicholas County, she was the daughter of the late John and Dallie (Long) Murphy. In addition to her parents, Alice was also preceded in death by her husband William Earlo Matheney, son-in-law Dennis James and granddaughter Treva Craigo. She was a member of Otter Vale Advent Christian Church.  Alice is survived by her son, Freeman (Nancy) Matheney of Oh; daughters, Phyllis James and Priscilla (Lester) McLaughlin both of Ivydale; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; brother, Doy Murphy of Salem, WV.  Graveside service will be held 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Starcher Cemetery, Dead Fall, Big Otter.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneral home.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Matheney family.
 

Jan 16 2017  Steven Roger Meadows, M.D., age 44, passed away suddenly from acute leukemia. Beloved husband of Julie (Palomaki), loving father of Owen and Finn, son of Roger and Margaret (deceased), brother of David (Katherine), brother-in-law of Elizabeth (Stephen) Lazowski, uncle of Andrew and cousin of many. Steven was a graduate of Lakewood High (’90), The Ohio State University (’96) and the Ohio State University Medical School (’01). He became a board certified Ophthalmologist and partner of Fairview Eye Center. Visitation at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave., Lakewood on Wednesday, January 18th from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday, January 20th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Memorial Service will be on January 21st and 2:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to Ophthalmology Medical Outreach and Mission Fund #313571. The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute, 915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 5000, Columbus, Ohio 43212, or www.eye.osu.edu. Private internment at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Zeis McGreevey Funeral Home. (216-221-0220)
 

Jan 16 2017  Robert Bob Ore of Clendenin went home to be with the Lord on Friday Jan 6 2017 at his residence. Bob Ore called himself a "River Rat" referring to his youth along the Elk River. While living in County Clay, Bob served on the Clay County Ambulance Authority and once ran for County Commission. From 2005 to 2013, Bob served as Mayor of Clendenin. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Belinda, sons Jake (Debbie) Ore, RObert M (Beth) Ore, USAF, daughters Linda Vopicka andRebecca E Ore USCG, brother Bill, sisters Kathleen Malone and Anna Marie Griffith.  Online condolences may be sent to haferfuneralhome.net
 

Jan 15 2017  Paul Edward “Lobo“ Moore, 79, of Lizemores, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born October 4, 1937, he was the son of the late Leonard and Opal (Reedy) Moore. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Roger Glen, Phillip Noel and Lakin Luther Moore. He was a Air Force Veteran serving our country for six years.  Paul was   a certified underground electrician, foreman and shot fireman in the coal industry.  He worked at Harewood, Longacre, WV and also Union Carbide Corporation, Sanderson Division, where he was a member of the Mine Safety and Rescue Team; he retired from Clay Trucking, Summersville.  He was a Christian man and spent many hours reading Gods word. His God and his family were the most important ones in his life. His giving heart and gentle presence will be so very sadly missed, but his quick wit and sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him far and wide. Paul is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorma Jean Walker Moore of Lizemores; son, Ronnie Paul Moore of Lizemores; step-son Arthur Glen (Mitzi) Sizemore of Hurricane; daughter, Julie Christine Hudson of Lizemores; five grandchildren, Joshua Sizemore, Angela Sizemore, Eden Taylor, Shayna Brown and Jena Hudson; they loved their papaw more than words can express and also five great-grandchildren will treasure his memory forever; sisters Lenore Kay Curtis of Akron, Oh., and Julia Suzanne (Danny) of Costner, N.C, and a host of very special nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Pennington Funeral Home Gauley Bridge with Rev. Larry Gawthrop and  John Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Stone Cemetery, Lizemores. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and a very special thank you to Michelle Ramsey.  The family wishes to thank the Hubbard Hospice Staff for their care and kindness during our time of need and a very special thank you too Michelle Ramsey. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Moore family.
 

Jan 15 2017  Carlos Lee Gray, 52, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, January 16, 2017. Born April 15, 1964 in Summersville, he was the son, of the late Kenneth and Margie (Young) Gray. Carlos is survived by his wife, Barbara Gray of Clay; son, Carlos L. Gray Jr. of Blue Knob; daughters, Samantha Gray of Maysel and Jessica Gray of Indore; sisters, Cindy Shaffer of Upper Glad and Lisa Taylor of Bridgeport; brother, Jeffery Gray of Flatwoods; and five grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  On-line condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gray family.
 

Jan 13 2017  Dorothy Jean (Holcomb) King, 76, of Bickmore, entered into rest Thursday, January 12, 2017. Born November 19, 1940 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Jennings and Juanita (Fitzwater) Holcomb. Dorothy is survived by her son, Henry Lee King; daughter, Loretta King; one granddaughter, Dyany Jakayla King all of Bickmore; brother; Alvin Holcomb of Ivydale; sisters, Debora Deems of Clay, Carloise Baldwin of Summersville and Sharon Brown of GA. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 16, 2017, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson- Shamblin- Smith is honored to be serving the King family.
 

Kenneth Allen Naylor, 49, of Summersville, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Born June 10, 1967 in Cleveland, Oh, he was the son of Roy and Sharon (Lucas) Naylor of Summersville. Kenneth was preceded in death by his son Michael Naylor. In addition to his parents, Kenneth is survived by his sons, Kenneth A. Naylor Jr. of Cleveland; brothers, Jack Naylor of Drennen and Roy Naylor of Summersville; sister, Tammie Seivers of Luttrel, TN; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Alta Church of God, Alta, with Minister Paul Young officiating. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at Alta Church of God, Alta.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfunealhome.com.  Pennington funeral home is honored to be serving the Naylor family.
 

Jan 5 2017  Louie Allen Sirk, 79, of Duck, WV, passed away December 28, 2016. Louie was born June 13, 1937, in O'Brion, WV, to the late Paul Harvard Sirk and the late Margaret Rogers Sirk. He attended Clay County High School in WV. Louie was a retired Road Construction Worker. He was a member of Operating Engineers and the United Steel Workers Union. Survivors include his wife, Iris Kay Hyer Sirk, of the home; two daughters, Hilda Pettit (Bruce), of Ravenna, OH, and Kathy Sizemore (Ed), of Maysel, WV; three sons, Curt Sirk (Wanda), of Heath Springs, SC, Rodney Sirk (Lenny), of Fair Hope, AL and Tim Sirk (Hanh), of Churchville, MD; three sisters, Leah Dawson, Connie Wilkinson (Boyd) and Linda Ficarra all of OH; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the farm in during the Spring.

Jan 3 2017  Joselyn Schoonover Cooper, 71, of Savannah, GA, formerly of Clay, entered into rest Monday, January 2, 2017, following a long illness. Born April 17, 1945 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Midge Schoonover.Joselyn is survived by her husband, Kenneth Cooper; sons, Todd Schoonover and Bryan Wyatt; grandchildren, Michael Todd Schoonover, Joshua Schoonover, Tiffany Wyatt and Breanna Wyatt; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Schoonover, Cameron Schoonover and Brooklyn Wyatt; sister, Carolyn Eason; brothers, Michael and Jok Schoonover all of Clay. Graveside service at the Schoonover Cemetery, Beechy Ridge, will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com