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Obituaries

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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 2016  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 2016  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