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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