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I SAT ON THE SHORE AND WATCHED A SHIP
AS IT SAILED ACROSS THE SEA,
I WAVED GOOD-BYE AS IT FADED FROM SIGHT
AS IT SAILED AWAY FROM ME.
BUT I KNEW AS I WAVED AND IT WENT ON ITS WAY
CUTTING ACROSS THE FOAM,
THERE WERE THOSE WHO WERE GATH'RING
ON THE OPPOSITE SHORE
TO RAISE THE CRY, "WELCOME HOME!"
WHEN GOD SAYS THAT MY WORK IS DONE
AND MY LIFE SLIPS FROM YOUR SIGHT,
REMEMBER THE LOVE AND JOY THAT WE'VE KNOWN
REMEMBER THE DAYS THAT WERE BRIGHT.
AND KNOW AS WE BID OUR FOND FAREWELL
AND MY SOUL SETS OUT TO ROAM,
THAT ANGELS ARE GATH'RING ON THE OPPOSITE SHORE
TO RAISE THE CRY," WELCOME HOME."


THIS POEM WAS SENT TO ME IN MY TIME OF SORROW FROM DELL COLE BRENNER.




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IN MEMORY







">Harlon Cisco, 68, of Beech Creek, passd away September 14, 2011. Born February 13, 1943 at Glen Alum, he was the son of Marie Bell Cisco of Varney, WV and the late Marion Cisco. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Christian Cisco; one one, James Willard Cisco; and one sister, Yvonne Lawson. Survivors in addition to his mother, include three sons, Jeffrey Cisco of North Matewan, James Cisco of Delbarton and Christopher Cisco of Verner; one daughter, Jennifer Cisco of Beech Creek; two brothers, John L. Cisco of Varney and Ernie Cisco of Beech Creek; two sisters, Irene Lawson of Matewan and Emmalene Murphy of Beech Creek. and a half -brother, Lawrence Miller of Mullins. Funeral services were conducted on September 19, 2011 at the Ben Creek Chruch of Christ at Wharncliffe, WV. Burial followed in the Steel Cemetery at Beech Creek.

Jack Noah Miller, 68, of Alamogordo, NM passed away on May 11, 2011. Born September 1, 1942 at Glen Alum to Benjamin Franklin and Myrtle (Erwin) Miller. He is survived by his wife, Yueh Ying "NeNe" Miller, daughters Wei Chi and Linda; sisters Ruth Milan of New Mexico, Frances Szamatowicz of Ohio and Joan Pruitt and Wanda Smith of TN and brothers David Miller of Ohio , Lester Miller of Washington and Lowell Miller of TN. Funeral services were conducted on May 16, 2011 at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso with full military honors.

Hattie Lee Adkins, 79, of Wharncliffe, WV passed away on October 4, 2009, at Phelps, KY. Born October 19, 1929 at Glen Alum, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Myrtle Miller Tramel. In addition to her parents, Hattie Lee was preceded in death by her brothers, Lewis,, Glen, Woodrow, Ralph and Phillip Tramel. She is survived by her husband James Chester "J.C." Adkins, one son, James Samuel and three daughters, Dorothy Deacutis of Florida, Vivian Creamer of Ohio and Judy Compton of Wharncliffe, stepdaughter Barbara Fox of Washington; one brother Carl Tramel of Missouri and one sister, Ann Murphy of Ohio. Funeral services were held on October 7, 2009 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, Hampden, WV.

Jamie Sipple, 44, of Taylorville, WV, passed away Septemeber 11, 2009, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Williamson, WV to Patsy Hatfield Bragg and the late James Everett Simpkins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Chuck and Roxie Hatfield and Ermal Kennedy. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Patsy and Jess Nolan Bragg, Jr., of Rawl, WV; daughters, Cassie and Brandi Goad, both of Beech Creek, WV., brother, Chuckie Bragg of Williamson and sister, Sherrie Simpkins Gregg of Newport, TN. Funeral services were conducted on September 15, 2009 at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Belfry, KY. Burial followed in the Elias Simpkins Cemetery at Beech Creek , WV.


Lewis Tramel, 73, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away August 27, 2009, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Lewis was born on June 2, 1936, at Glen Alum, the son of the late Samuel and Myrtle Tramel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Charles Chucky Tramel and four borthers, Glen, Woodrow, Ralph and Phillip Tramel. He is survived by his wife Merle Tramel of Wharncliffe, his brother, Carl Tramel of Arnold MO; his two sisters: Hattie Lee Adkins of Wharncliffe and Ann Murphy of Geneva, OH; his three step daughters: Melba Dotson of Princeton, Willma Sebolt of Delbarton, WV and Rainella Ellis of Gilbert. Funeral services were conducted on August 31, 2009 at the Sarah Ann Church of God at Sarah Ann, WV. Burial followed in the Highland Memory Gardens at Godby Heights, Pecks Mill, WV. Military grave site services were performed by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter # 141 of Belfry, Ky.


Fred Trent, son of the late Earl and Vada Trent passed away on August 18, 2009.


Tilda Owens, 81, of Ragland, WV, passed away July 31, 2009, at the Williamson ARA in South Williamson, KY. Tilda was born in Red Jacket, WV., on October 2, 1927, a daughter of the late William and Ida Dalton Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Minnie Sipple. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Johnie Owens; daughter Nina Barrett of Ragland; sisters, Gladys Miller of Chapmanville, WV., Ola Mae Miller of Virginia and Connie Lowe of Alabama. Funeral services were conducted at the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton, WV., on August 3, 2009. Burial followed in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV.


James Dennis Perry, 89, of Oak Hill, WV passed away July 12, 2009 at VA Hospital in Beckley, WV. Dennis was born on November 24, 1919 in Livingston, WV, the son of the late George H. Perry and Martha Katherine Moore Perry. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Mae Dunaway Perry; a son, Larry Bruce Perry; two brothers, Harvey H. and Alfred D Perry. He is survived by his children, James Perry, Jr, of Beckley, Kathryn Toler of Fayetteville, and Shelby Perry of Richmond, VA. A graveside service with military rites was conducted at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV Dennis was a Veteran of World War II.


Jaunita Hatfield Lilly, 68, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away June 22, 2009, from her residence. Jaunita was born March 26, 1941 at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Lee and Mandy Mullins Hatfield. She is survived by her husband, Gene Lilly of Wharncliffe; her sons: Eugene Lilly, Jr. and Patrick Lilly, both of Wharncliffe; two brothers, Walden Hatfield of Bristol, TN., and Lee Hatfield, Jr. of Justice, WV; and her five sisters: Janice Brown, of Wharncliffe, Ruby Bishop of Gallatin, TN., Margie Toler of Abingdon, VA, Rose England of Bastian VA. and Debbie Mudd of Wharncliffe, WV. A celebration of her life was held on June 26, 2009 at the Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden, WV. Burial followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Meador.


Ardith Ellis, 72, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away June 17, 2009, at the Williamson ARA in South Williamson, KY. Born on July 9, 1936 at Carlisle, WV, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Gertrude Arthur Osborne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Elmer Osborne and Okey Osborne; one sister, Opal Osborne Riser and her mother and father-in-law, Leck and Sadie Browning Ellis. She is survived by her husband, Morris G. Ellis; her two daughters, Sharon Murphy of Gilbert and Lorna Sue Cantrell of Wharncliffe; and her son, Bryan Ellis of Sprattsville; her sister, Ocie Smith of Carlisle, WV; and her brothers: Ron Osborne of Madison Ohio and Don Osborne of Chardon, Ohio. Visitation was held on June 20, 2009, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with a Memorial Service. Her husband and children invited family and friends to a reception celebrating her life that was held at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert immediately following the services. To honor her wishes she was cremated.


Freeland Gibson, 90, of Glen Alum, WV, passed away May 23, 2009, at Glen Alum. Freeland was born on March 10, 1919 at Glen Alum, the son of the late Bee and Bertha Sipples Gibson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Cantrell Gibson, four sons: Layton, Clark, Willie, and William Gibson; four brothers: Clarence, Don, Gene, and Lacy Gibson; and six sisters: Norma Bussey, Ellen Blankenship, Icie Hatfield, Ethel Cantrell, Jennie Browning and Mazie Browning. He is survived by his four sons: Alfred, Robert, and Carl Dean of Wharncliffe and John of Belfry, Ohio; a daughter, Joyce Browning of Wharncliffe, and a sister, Nell Browning of Pigeon Creek. Funeral Services were conducted on May 28, 2009 at the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church at Wharncliffe, WV. Interment followed in the Gibson section of the Glen Alum Cemetery at Wharncliffe.


Randy J. Ferrell, 57, of Thornville, Ohio, passed away May 15, 2009. Randy was born in Glen Alum to the late Buddy and Mary (Childers) Ferrell on November 15, 1951. In addition to her parents, Randy is preceded in death by a daughter, Lacey, and brothers, Charles and Sidney Ferrell. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Retherford Ferrell; daughters, Sherry Ferrell, Bridget Suver and Julie Roche; sons, Randy J. Ferrell, Jr. and Scott Ferrell; sisters, Lois Blakenship and Dorothy Staten, brothers, Harry, Dean and Ronnie Ferrell. Funeral services were held on at noon on May 20, 2009 at the First Community Church of Buckeye Lake in Buckeye Lake, Ohio. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Buckeye Lake, Ohio.


Reita Louise Callaway Ball, 64, of Augusta, GA, passed away May 10, 2009 at University Hospital in Augusta. Reita was born in Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Richard B. and Lake Browning Callaway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother James Callaway and sister Wanda Callaway Smith. She is survived by her husband Raymond E. Ball, a son Raymond E. Ball, Jr., and a daughter Robyn L. Patterson, both of Martinez, GA, her sisters, Linda Denton of Lusby,MD, Kathy Johnson, Chicago, IL, and Betty Callaway of Gilbert, WV. Funeral services were held on May 14, at the chapel of Platt's Funeral Home, Evans, GA. Interment will follow in Belleview Memorial Gardens.


Doris M. Sammons, 73, of Gilbert, WV, passed away March 25, 2009, at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV. Doris was born on December 23, 1935 at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Garland and Julie (Patrick) Dotson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Garland, Kester, Emmer, and Franklin Dotson; and four sisters: Wanda Jean, Linda Sue, and Geraldine Dotson, and Diane Jean Ellison. Doris is survived by two daughters, Lisa Lester of Justice and Shelby Leoning of Hanover and three sons, William Sammons of Amherstdale, Jackie Sammons of Justice, and Bobby Sammons of Hampden; three sisters: Lucille Bevins, Wanda Faye Cline and Lorraine Grimmett; and her brother, Paul Dotson. Funeral services were conducted on March 29, 2009, at the Browning Fork House of Faith. Burial followed in the Carter Cemetery at Browning Fork.

Mrs. Laura Jane Smith, 71, of Glen Alum, WV, passed away on February 22, 1953 in a Welch hospital at Welch, WV. She was the daughter of Dana and Mandie McCoy Smith, and was married to Henry C. Smith, who survives. Survivors other than her husband include the following children and step- children, some by former marriages: Dolly Jane Smith of Logan, Stella Taylor and Norma Taylor of Glen Alum, Pearl France and Johnny Maynard of Wharncliffe, and Earl Maynard and Arthur France of Glen Alum, three brothers, Dot McCoy of Williamson, Buck McCoy of Washington, and Harp McCoy of Pikeville, Ky.: and five sisters, Blanche Ferrell of Prestonsburg, KY., Belle Priest of Huntington; Mrs. Lee Miller of Waverly, Ohio, Mrs. Virgil McCoy and Mrs. Fannie Frasier of Kentucky. The body was removed to the home of a son Earl at Glen Alum. Funeral services were conducted at the Holiness Church at Glen Alum. Burial followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Ben Creek. (This obituary is the courtesy of Nancy France Hensley, granddaughter of Laura Jane Smith.)


Barbara Jean Doss Bolden, 62, of Wharncliffe, WV., passed away February 12, 2009, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Barbara was born June 5, 1946 at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Sarah Colangelo. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Johnny Gilbert Colangelo. She is survived by her two sons: Melvin Wayne Bolden of Mt. Airy, NC, and Anthony Nicholes Bolden of Michigan, sisters, Kathy Wolford, Brenda Cline and Aennone Gibson all of Wharncliffe and Sharon Kay Arnent of Covington, KY, brothers Hugh and Michael Joe Colangelo and Dennis Doss, all of Wharncliffe, her lifetime companion and best friend, Michael Blankenship of Wharncliffe. Funeral services were held on February 14, 2009 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WV. Burial followed in the Colangelo Cemetery at Wharncliffe.


Willie Collins,passed away December 10, 2008. Willie was the son of the late F. Collins and Ella Hatfield Collins. He was also preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, and one step daughter and one sister, Effie M. Collins Adkins.


Franklin D. "Buddy" Dotson, 70, of Gilbert , WV., passed away November 23, 2008, at Logan Regional Medical Center at Logan, WV. Born on August 14, 1938 at Glen Alum, he was the beloved son of the late Garland and Julia (Patrick) Dotson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers: Garland William, Kester, and Elmer Dotson; and four sisters: Wanda Jean, Linda sue, and Geraldine Dotson, and Diane Jean Ellison. He is survived by four sons: Stevie, Frankie, Austin, and Davin; four daughters: Betty Ann, Peggy, Lisa, and Crystal; four sisters: Doris Sammons and Lorraine Grimmett of Gilbert, Lucille Blevins of Chicago, IL., and Wanda Fay Cline of Man and two brothers: Paul Dotson of Florida and Pete Patrick of Wharncliffe. Funeral services were held at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel on November 28, 2008. Burial followed in the Carter Cemetery at Browning Fork (Hampden, WV).


Carlos Eugene (Buzz) Suiter, 80, of Bellefontaine , Ohio, passed away on November 17, 2008 in South Carolina. Buzz was born in Glen Alum, the son of the late Carlos Eugene and Annie Laurie Holbrook Suiter. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Dollie and Elizabeth (Lib). He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janet Suiter and five sons and daughters, eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Richard Ferrell passed away November 5, 2008.


Alice Mildred Hatfield, 93, passed away on October 26, 2008, at the home of her son, Rudy, in Kerrville, TX. She was born in Glen Alum, Mingo County, Stafford District, WV, on February 3, 1915 to the parents of John and Nancy (nee Spence) Ferrell. She was preceded in death by five sisters: Nell Hatfield, Zella Kennedy, Nina Dawson, Della Walls, and Faye Underwood. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Everett and Elmer Ferrell; and her husband, William (Bill) Chester Hatfield. She is survived by four sons; Lowell Glenn Hatfield of Tucson, AZ, William Carlyle Hatfield of Fredericktown, MO., Curtis Jay Hatfield of St. Peters, MO., and Arlen Rudy Hatfield of Kerrville, TX. She is also survived by one sister, Garnet Hill (100 plus years of age) of Delbarton, WV. Mildred's remains were cremated and buried beside that of her husband in St. Louis, MO. HER MEMORY OF LOVING CARE AND HUMOR WILL ENDURE WITH THOSE OF WHOM SHE TOUCHED FOR AS LONG AS THEY LIVE.


Moss F. Ellis, 88, of Barboursville, WV., passed away July 7, 2008. He was born March 20, 1920, in Glen Alum, WV., the son of the late Moss F. Ellis, Sr. and Mayme Toler Ellis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Tabor, Woods, and Melvin Ellis; three sisters: Virginia Richards, Evelyn Davies and Dorothy Wallace; and one grandchild, Sarah Faulkner and son in law Albert "Buddy" Legg. He is survived by his wife, Beulah "Jeanie" Osborne Ellis; and his children, Nancy Amos, Charlotte Dilley, Peggy Nida and Charles Faulkner, Jr. Funeral services were held on July 10, 2008 at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel in Barboursville, WV. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.


Billy H. Davis, of Llano, TX.,beloved husband, dad and son passed away June 30, 2008 in Llano, TX. He left this world to be with the Lord, leaving behind his beloved wife of 44 years, Ina Cisco Davis; two sons, Kevin, wife Marlowe and two grand sons Jack and Jordan Davis., also Wm. Keith and wife Sharon and their two children, granddaughter Amesley and grandson Austin Davis. His mother Mattie M. Davis 92 yrs. old. He was preceded in death by his dad Wm. O. Davis and a sister Patricia Davis. He was also preceded in death by two sisters-in-law Martha Cisco Smith and Pearl Sissy Cisco. Plus a host of good friends and relatives. He had battled Pancreatic Cancer for almost a year. He was a wonderful husband and dad. He is greatly missed and loved.


Ellen Totten Mullins, 72, of Germantown, Ill., passed away June 24, 2008. Ellen was born August 6, 1935, the daughter of the late Walter Totten and Eve Totten of Bluefield, WV. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russ Mullins. She is survived by her mother, Eve Totten; son, Steve Mullins of Illinois; and her brother Bud Totten of Florida. A graveside service was held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, in Princeton, WV., on June 28, 2008.


Arthur Donald Stanley, 82, of Gilbert, WV., passed away June 14, 2008, at Logan, WV. He was born January 17, 1926 at Red Jacket, WV., to the late Hollis and Belle (Ferrell) Stanley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; an infant son; one sister, Savannah Steward; two brothers: Wesley and Alex Stanley and two grandchildren, Douglas and Gregory Dowdy. He is survived by his wife, Eunice (Hatfield) Stanley of Hampden, WV., his two daughters: Jeanette Stanley Elkins of Omar, and Tina Marie Stanley of Hampden; and his son, Michael Stanley of Logan, WV., Funeral services were held on June 17, 2008 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WV., with burial following in the Hatfield Cemetery at Hampden, WV.


Mary Lou Bobbera, 87, of Gilbert, WV., passed away May 16, 2008 at the Holston Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. Born on January 3, 1921 at Gilbert, WV., she was the daughter of the late Lee and Martha (Musick) Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis "Louie" Bobbera: her son, Jan Lee Bobbera; and her brother, Fred Ellis. She is survived by her son, Robert Bobbera of Gilbert, WV., her brother Frank Ellis of Cincinnati, OH; and her sister Jean Bevins of Great Bridge VA. Funeral services were held on May 20, 2008 at the Gilbert Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the Musick Cemetery at Varney, WV.


Tammy Lynn Cantrell, 42 , of Wharncliffe, WV., passed away April 26, 2008 at her residence. Tammy was born on January 3, 1966 at Welch, the daughter of Bernard and Delana (Dotson) Cantrell. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bangor and Ethel (Gibson) Cantrell and her maternal grandfather, Emmer Dotson. She is survived by her parents; one son, Joshua D. Cantrell of Wharncliffe, one daughter, Brooke N. Cantrell, of Wharncliffe, her maternal grandmother, Goldie (Sparks) Dotson of Delbarton, WV., two sisters; Bernice Kennedy of Beech Creek and Amy Dalton of Wharncliffe; four brothers: Bangor Cantrell of Beech Creek, Matthew Cantrell of Wharncliffe, Brian Cantrell of Taylorsville, WV., and George Cantrell of Varney. Funeral services were held April 30, 2008 at the Faith Church of God at Wharncliffe, WV., with burial in the Cantrell Cemetery at Wharncliffe.


Elizabeth Ann Justice, 67, of Roanoke, VA., passed away January 5, 2008. Betty was born on December 13, 1940 at Wharncliffe, WV, the daughter of the late Halsey and Essie Ferrell Justice. She is survived by her children, Dale Eugene Justice of Roanoke and Janis Kimberly Stevens of Brighton, MI.; three brothers: Delbert Justice of Hampden, WV., Phillip Justice and Eugene Justice of Wharncliffe WV., and two sisters, Janice Woods of Roanoke, VA., and Georgia Ferguson of Princeton, WV. Funeral services were conducted on January 8, 2008, at the Oakey's Vinston Chapel. Burial followed in the Holyland Cemetery, in Roanoke, Va.


Robert Baisden, Jr.,84, of Gilbert, WV., passed away December 16, 2007. Robert was born October 12, 1923 in Logan, WV., the son of the late Robert E. Baisden Sr. and Mary Etta Duty Baisden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Arlie Howard, Orville Curtis, Norville Don, Charlie Lewis and Vernon Ray; and four sisters; Flossie Pearl Baisden Cooper, Lilly Alice Baisden Dotson, Loraine Baisden, and Rosa Lee Baisden Maynard. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Leigh Baisden Ellis of Gilbert and Beverly Lynne Baisden Baldwin of Chapmanville, WV., and one sister, Loretta Baisden Savage of Allardt, TN. Funeral services were held on December 20, 2007 at the Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert. Burial followed at the Baisden Family Cemetery at Big Creek.


Clarence E. Ferrell, 78, of Friendship, OH., passed away on December 6, 2007, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born January 13, 1929, in Glen Alum, to the late Willie and Ava Carter Ferrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronald; one brother, Orville; and four sisters: Virginia, Thelma, Myrtle and Linda. Clarence is survived by his wife, Josie Hicks Ferrell; one son, Clarence E. Ferrell, Jr., of Bidwell, OH; five daughters: Rose Copas, Connie Carver and Donna Adams, all of Friendship, Brenda York of West Portsmouth, and Barbara Swords of Virginia; four brothers, Michael of Reynoldsburg, OH., Denver of Knoxville, TN., Richard of Detroit, MI., and Harold of New Mexico. Funeral services were held on December 10, 2007 at Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth, OH., with interment following in Scioto Burial Park. Clarence was a World War II Army Veteran and served in Japan.


Clarence McCoy, Jr., 82, of Musick, WV., passed away November 17, 2007 at Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan, WV. Clarence was born April 22, 1925, at Glen Alum, the son of the late Clarence and Stella Adkins Moore. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mariella Gibson McCoy, his step father, Earl Moore, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Simpkins. He is survived by five daughters: Linda Gail Smith and Edna Marie Jeffrey, both of Stirrat, WV., Deloris Ann Spencer of Charleston, WV., Karen Simpkins of Meador, WV., and Deborah Kay Fleming of Monaville, WV; and one sister, Mary Pruitt of Michigan. Funeral Services were held on November 20, 2007 at the Collins Funeral Home of Stirrat, WV., with interment following at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, WV.


Norvil Don Baisden, Sr., 80, of Pentwater, MI., passed away November 13, 2007. He was born on March 3, 1927 in Logan County to the late Allen and Marietta (Duty) Baisden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Arlie, Orville, Charlie and Vernon; four sisters: Loraine Baisden, Rosie Maynard, Lily Dotson, and Pearl Cooper. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Dotson) Baisden of Pentwater, MI., and their seven children: Don Baisden, Jr. of Pentwater, Darlene Kirk of Mears, MI., Diane Perkins of Williamson, WV., Bobby Baisden of Hoenwald, TN., Krista Adkins of Sidney, MI., Rodney Baisden of Manchester, MI. and Steven Baisden of Pentwater, MI., one brother, Robert Baisden and one sister Loretta Savage. Funeral Services were held on November 16, 2007, at the Tate-King Funeral Home in Hart, MI., Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Manchester, MI. Don served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army.


Gloria Hatfield, 73, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away November 7, 2007, at her home. She was born July 21, 1934, in Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Allen K. and Kelsie Hatfield. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Valentine "VT" Hatfield and one sister, Shirley George. She is survived by two sons, Jay and Jon Hatfield; three brothers, Ted and Jack Hatfield of Matewan, WV and Douglas Hatfield of Pigeon Creek, WV. Funeral services were conducted November 11, 2007 at the Chambers Funeral Home at Matewan. Interment followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens of Huddy, KY.


James Martin Osborne, 62, of Wellington, KY., passed away November 2, 2007 at his home following an illness. He was born January 29, 1945 in Mingo County, WV., the son of the late Emory and Mayme Totten Osborne. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Lea "Jenny" Brown and one brother, Larry Joe Osborne. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. Mitchell Osborne of Wellington, KY., one daughter, Christine M. Thacker of Frenchburg, Ky. and three sisters: Mary Margaret Chapman of MacArthur, WV., Peggy Ellen Fleeman of Cinnamon Lake, OH., and Frankie Sue Green of Webster Springs, WV. Funeral Services were held November 5, 2007 at the Big Woods Community Church in Wellington, KY. Burial followed in the Big Woods Cemetery in Wellington, KY. Jimmy served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.


Grant Butcher, 84, of Wharncliffe, WV., passed away October 19, 2007. Grant was born July 21, 1923, at Glen Alum, WV., the son of the late Edward and Chloe (Kennedy) Butcher. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine Mounts Butcher; three sisters: Evelyn Rice, Dollie McClannahan and Tina Butcher; and one brother, Willard Marion Butcher. He is survived by son, David Butcher of Skiatook Oklahoma, and daughters, Debra Browning and Katrina York of Wharncliffe. There were no funeral services. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert, WV.


Sally Mae Jessie,88, of Copper City Bottom, Oceana, WV., passed away October 16, 2007 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV. Born June 26, 1919, at Cleveland, VA, she was the daughter of the late Roby and Rebecca (Ward) Dotson. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Ernest Woodrow Jessie; four children: Roger, George Ernest, Kenneth and Linda Gale Jessie; two brothers, Hiram and Roy Lee Dotson and one sister Leona Ellis. She is survived by two sons: Edward Jessie and Dennie Ray Jessie; three daughters: Mary Jessie of Atlanta, Georgia, Geneva Jessie of Delbarton, WV., and Denise Jessie, and one brother, Charlie Dotson. Funeral services were held October 21, 2007 at the Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert with interment following at the Dotson Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.


Lake Callaway, 91, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away October 9, 2007, in South Williamson, KY. Lake was born February 27, 1916 at Wharncliffe, WV., the daughter of the late Benjamin Dix and Lula (Smith) Browning. In addition to her parents, Lake was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Callaway; one daughter, Wanda Callaway Smith; one son, Jim Callaway; four sisters, Dorcus Trent, Sadie Ellis, Etta Mae May and Juanita Toler; and three brothers, Paul Browning, Silas Browning and Tabor Browning. Survivors include her children, Reita Callaway Ball of Augusta, GA., Linda Callaway Denton of Lusby, MD., Kathy Callaway of Chicago, IL., and Betty Callaway of Gilbert, WV. Funeral services were held October 13, 2007 at the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church of God, at Wharncliffe, WV. Interment followed in the Browning Family Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.


Shirley Hatfield George, 82, of Matewan, WV, passed away October 4, 2007 at South Williamson, KY. Shirley was born August 20, 1925 at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Allen Kay and Kelcie Mae Ferrell Hatfield. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, William Paul George, and brothers, Truman, Roger and Freddie Mac Hatfield. She is survived by daughter Cheryl DeCoursey of Matewan, WV and brothers Ted and Jack Hatfield, both of Matewan , and Douglass Hatfield of Pigeon Creek, sisters, Gloria Hatfield of Florida and Audrey Pauline Curry of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were held October 8, 2007, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel in Matewan, WV., with interment following at Mountain View Memory Gardens of Huddy, KY.


Leona Dotson Ellis, 85, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away September 21, 2007 at her home. Leona was born on January 1, 1922 in Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Roby and Becky Ward Dotson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Frank Ellis, Sr., her son, Frank Ellis, Jr., her sister, Jane Dotson and three brothers, Hiram, Walt and Roy Dotson. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Blankenship of Delbarton, WV., her two sons, Douglas Ellis of Columbus, OH., and Elmer Ellis of Shelbyville, TN., her sister, Sally Jessie of Oceana, WV., and her brother, Charlie Dotson of North Carolina. Services were held on September 25, 2007 at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer in Hampton, WV. Burial followed at the Beech Fork Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.


Katherine Bragg of Westlake, Ohio, passed away in September, 2007. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband Arnold L. Bragg, and sons, Curtis and Robert. She is survived by her daughter, Von Ceil Bragg Smith. Funeral services were held on September 12, 2007 at the Daniel L. Berry-Donald Martens and Sons Funeral Home in Westlake, OH. Interment followed on September 15, 2007 at Logan, WV.


William David France, 61, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away at his home on August 24, 2007. David was born December 5, 1945 in Glen Alum, son of the late Pearl and Sylvia France. He was also preceded in death by sister Shirley France Downey. He is survived by daughter Jenny (Marvin) Mollett of Chillicothe, Ohio, son William (Billy) France Jr. of Columbus , Ohio, grandchildren, Brandon, and Jennifer Mollett and Salina and? Tyler France; sisters Lovella France of Taylorsville, WV, Nancy (Charles) Hensley of Varney, WV., and one brother Langley (Penny) France of Varney, WV. He was loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the O. R. Woodyard Co. Chapel, in Columbus on August 31, 2007. Interment followed at the Obetz Cemetery in Columbus Ohio.


Morris Bragg, 83, of Princeton, WV., passed away August 20, 2007 at Princeton. Morris was born in Glen Alum on November 23, 1923, the son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Vivian Cooper Bragg. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Sophia Skivo Bragg, who passed away in February of this year and one son, James David Hanshaw. Survivors include one daughter, Sandra B. Graham of Princeton,; two brothers, Jack Bragg of Miami, FL., and Quinin Bragg of Alabama; two sisters Mabel Pierce of Logan, WV and Virginia Withrow of Huntington, WV. Memorial services were held August 24, 2007, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial followed in Oakwood Park Cemetery, Princeton, WV. Morris served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He participated in five landings in the Pacific Theater and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received on Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. The West Virginia Nation Guard assisted by the Mercer County Veterans Council conducted military graveside rites.


Phyllis Irene Miller Hatfield, 77, of Wharncliffe passed away On August 8, 2007 at Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital, in South Williamson, KY. Phyllis was born May 30, 1930 at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Leonard and Martha (Cloud) Miller. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Marion Hatfield; one son, Larry D. Hatfield; and one infant grandson, Chucky Dean Gibson; six brothers: Ralph, Ed, Bill, Fred, Buster, and Woodrow Miller; and 3 sisters: Margaret, Helen, and Betty Gale Miller. She is survived by  her children:  Gary Hatfield of Chapmanville: Tammy S. Hatfield of Turkey Creek, KY; Pete Marvin Eugene Hatfield; Sheena Hatfield Gibson and Teresa K. Hatfield all of Wharncliffe and sister Evelyn Miller Bivens of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held on August 16, 2007 at the Varney Church of God, Varney WV. Burial followed in the Beech Fork Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.


Stevie Joe Browning, Jr., 24, of Gilbert passed away on August 6, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, WV. from injuries received in a mining accident. Stevie was born October 21, 1982 at Logan, the son of Stevie Joe Sr. and Vickie (Toler) Browning of Gilbert. He was preceded in death by a baby daughter, Sabrina Browning. Survivors include his wife, Tanya Lester Browning, a son Dalton Tanner Browning, his parents Stevie Joe Sr. and Vickie Toler Browning; brother Wesley Browning and his maternal grandparents Sue (Danny) May of Glen Alum and Ted Toler of Bean Station, TN. Funeral services were held at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden, WV.,  on August 10, 2007. Interment followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, Hampden, WV.


John Brenner, 78, of Strongsville, Ohio passed away July 18, 2007. The beloved husband of Dell Cole Brenner; dear father of John, Billy and Rebecca Brenner, Eddie and Michael Lester and Sandra Lester Zucker; brother of Richard Brenner and the late Frank Brenner. Funeral services were held on July 20, 2007 in the Tomon & Sons Funeral Home. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Park. John was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran.


Grace Ferrell Robinson, 79, of Brunswick, Ohio, passed away July 3, 2007 in Parma, Ohio. Grace was born in Glen Alum on March 1, 1928, the daughter of the late Adron and Emma Mahon Ferrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Oral Robinson and great-granddaughter, Karlie Elizabeth. Grace is survived by her daughters, Connie Roles of Washington, ILL., Cookie Oiler of Dayton, TN., Betty Ann Walck of Parma, OH., and Michelle Nath of Brunswick, OH., Funeral services were held July 7, 2007 at Brunswick Hills Assembly of God in Brunswick Hills. Internment followed in the Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick, OH.,


Sammy Ray Carter, 86, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away May 24, 2007 at his residence. Sam was born on August 8, 1920 at Wharncliffe, the son of the late Lee and (Name Unknown) Carter. Survivors include his companion, Shirley Ann Miller Harmon of Wharncliffe; 3 sons: Robert Carter and Sammy Carter, Jr., of Portsmouth, OH, and Joseph Lee Carter of South Carolina; 2 brothers: Earl Lee Carter and Bill Carter of Beech Creek. WV. Funeral services were conducted May 27, 2007 at the Faith Church of God at Wharncliffe. Burial followed at the Hatfield Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.


Layton Gibson, 63, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away May 17, 2007 at his home. Layton was born September 17, 1943 at Iaeger, the son of Freeland Gibson and the late Ruth Cantrell Gibson. In addition to his mother, he ws preceded in death by his wife, Kathern Mounts Gibson, one daughter, Ruth Gibson, 1 sister, Norma Bussey and three brothers: Willie, William and Clark Gibson. He is survived by his father, 1 sister, Joyce Browning of Wharncliffe, and 4 brothers; Robert, Alfred and Carl Dean Gibson all of Wharncliffe, and John Gibson of Belphre, OH. Funeral services were held on May 20, 2007 at the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Church of God at Wharncliffe, with Burial following at the Gibson Cemetery at Glen Alum.


Granville L. Miller, 63, of Augusta, GA., passed away May 12, 2007 at his home. Granville is the son of the late John and Kessie Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Miller. He is survived by a son Jon "Denny" Miller of Hephzibah, GA; daughters Raina Westfall of Ballston Spa, NY and Chanda Oglesby of Augusta, GA.; brothers Bobby of Ohio,and John Michael of Texas and sisters Charlotte Davis and Abigail Strauss of Virginia Beach, VA. Funeral services were held on May 16, 2007 at Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta GA.


Willard Marion Butcher, 79, of Hampton, WV., passed away February 14, 2007, at Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan, WV. Marion was born February 18, 1927, at Glen Alum, the son of the late Edward and Chloe Kennedy Butcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Rice, Tina Butcher and Roxie "Doll" McClanahan. He is survived by three sons, Kenny Butcher of Delbarton, WV., Chris French of Baisden, WV., and Brad Butcher of Hampden, WV., and one brother Grant Butcher of Wharncliffe, WV. Funeral Services were held on February 17, 2007 at Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden, WV. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, WV.


Shirley France Downie, 62, of Lovely, KY., passed away February 7, 2007, at her home. Shirley was born August 27, 1944, in Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Pearl and Sylvia Mills France. She is survived by her son Dennis (Megan) Miller of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Tasha Birthright of Columbus, Ohio and Laura James of Lovely, KY; brothers David France of Columbus, Ohio and Langley (Penny) France of Varney, WV; and sisters Nancy (Charles) Hensley and Lovella France Reed of Varney WV. Funeral services were held February 9, 2007 at the Warfield Chapel of the Richmond Callaham Funeral Home of Warfield, Ky. Burial followed at the family cemetery in Warfield.


Bonnie Ferrell, 65, of Knoxville, TN., passed away February2, 2007 at St Mary's Medical enter. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Archie and Cordial Crumley; brother Jerry Lynn Crumley and sisters Judy Helmick and Pam Kerr. Survivors include her husband Denver Ferrell of Knoxville; son Kenneth Ferrell of Knoxville and daughers, Lisa Burgett of nashville, Teena Soch of Knoxville; brother Wade Crmley of Knoxville; sisters Nancy Hawthorn of South Carolina, and Mary Gilliam of Knoxville.Chapel service was held on February 5, 2007. The interment followed on February 6, 2007 in Caledonia Cemetery , Knoxville, TN.


Opal M. Sparks, 84, of Wharncliffe, WV., passed away January 11, 2007 at her residence. Opal was born August 15, 1922 at Majestic, KY., the daughter of the late Ben McCoy and Etta McCoy Chafin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arhtur H. Sparks, one infant daughter, Patricia Sparks, two brothers and three sisters, and one grandson Richard (Ricky) Cline, Jr. Surviors include, six sons, Arthur, Jr., of Virginia, Leonard, Charles, David and Gary (George) of Wharncliffe and Donnie of St. Albans, WV.; eight daughters, Virginia Braswell of Yorktown, Va., Maggie Trepasso of Glouster, VA., Kathy Hatfield of Coal Mountain, WV., Jackie Baisden of Delbarton, WV., Susie Christian of Hampden, WV., Joann Cline of Wharncliffe, WV., Barbara Simpkins of Hampden, WV., and Norma Cagigas of Logan, WV.; one sister, Nancy Carroll of Ohio and one brother Jimmy McCoy of Columbus, Ohio. Services were conducted on January 15, 2007 at the Faith Church of God at Whrncliffe. Burial followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, Hampden, WV.


Pearl Cisco Liles,70, of Arlington, VA., passed away December 29, 2006 in Arlington after a long illness. Pearl was preceded in death by her parents Smith and Susie Cisco of Wharncliffe, WV. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Suzanne Liles McDowell in January, 2006 and one sister Martha Cisco Smith. Pearl is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bennie C. Liles of Arlington and her son Keith and Robin Liles of Warrenton, VA; two grandchildren whom she loved greatly, Alex McDowell of New Jersey and Lindsy Pearl of Warrenton, VA.; five sisters, Ina Davis, Edith Conrad, and Audrey Coon of Texas, LaVerne Douglas of Virginia and Barbara Swafford of California; one brother Russell Cisco of Maryland; and several nephews and nieces and lots more people who loved her. She will stay in our hearts as long as we live. Wake service was held on January 6, 2007 at the Devon Church of Christ at Beech Creek. Burial followed in the Cisco Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.


Sidney Morris Ferrell,64, of Malta, Ohio, passed away December 12, 2006. Sid was born in Mingo County, West Virginia to the late Elliott and Mary Johnson Ferrell. Sid was a retired laborer and enjoyed playing music. He is survived by his wife Garnet Ferrell; two sons Michael Ferrell of Logan, and James Ferrell of Logan; two daughters, Tammy Ferrell Thompson of McConnellsville and Kammie Ferrell Rudat of Lancaster; four brothers: Harry of Wharncliffe, WV., Dean of Columbus, Ohio, Ronnie of Columbus, Ohio, and Randy of Buckeye Lake, Ohio; sisters Lois Ferrell of Columbus and Dorothy Ferrell Staten of Malta; and nine grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles, a sister Ruby and a brother in law, Pete Staten. Funeral services were held at the Snouffer Funeral Home Chapel in Zanesville, Ohio on December 15, 2006 with burial following in Malta.

Bertha Prater Bradford, 79, of Wharncliffe, passed away December 11, 2006.  Bertha was born September 3, 1927 at Mohawk, the daughter of the late Elster and Stella Prater.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by  one son, Columbus Bradford, Jr., Four brothers: Douglas, George, Elstre Jr., and Daniel Prater, three sisters:  Nellie Dotson, Naomi and Gertrude Prater.  She is survived by her husband, Columbus "Lum" Bradford, Sr., three daughters:  Loretta Hatfield of Wharncliffe, Mischelle Webb of Arkansas, and Treva Hatfield of Delbarton,  three sons:  Gary and Troy of North Carolina and Tim of Tennessee, two sisters:  Rachel Prater of Wisconsin and Ruthie Dell of North Carolina and three brothers, Wayne of Grundy, Va., Willie and Ernest Prater of Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted at the Faith Church of God at Wharncliffe.  Burial followed at the Bradford Family Cemetery at Wharncliffe.



James Woodrow Miller, 61, of Justice, WV., passed away December 2, 2006, at the Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan, WV. James was born in Glen Alum on June9, 1945, the son of the late Woodrow and Laura Evans Miller. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Sue Miller Traylor; one sister, Lilian Miller Jude; and one brother, Leonard Cleveland Miller. He is survived by six children, James Cleveland "Bo" Miller of Collinsvale; Gary Lee Miller of Low Ash; Christine Miller of Man; James Miller of Man; Ralph Miller of Accoville; Patty Miller of Logan; three sisters, Patsy Miller Booth of Lorado, Esther McLain of Kentucky,and Marie Miller of Morehead, KY. Funeral services were held on December 5, 2006 at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home in Logan. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Gardens at Godby, WV.



Vada Dove Hatfield McCoy, 85, of Matewan, WV., passed away November 23, 2006 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV. Vada was born October 23, 1921, at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Simon and Sarah Daniels Hatfield. In adddition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Chalmers Hatfield and Elcana McCoy; and one sister, Eleanor Hall. She is survived by one son, Carl Hatfield of Clarksburg, WV., one daughter, Linda Snodgrass of Vermillion, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Chafin of Newtown, WV and Cordale Hatfield of Newtown, WV. Funeral services were conducted on November 26, 2006 at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel at Matewan, WV. Burial followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV.


Ethel Cantrell, 88, of Wharncliffe, WV., passed away October 26, 2006, at her residence. Born at Glen Alum, she was the daughter of the late Bee and Bertha Sipple Gibson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bangor Cantrell; three daughters, Geraldine Morris, and infants Molly and Sissy Cantrell; four sons, Ronnie Gene, Burgess, Drewey and Virgil Junior Cantrell; four brothers, Clarence, Don, Gene, and Lacy Gibson; four sisters, Ellen Blankenship, Janie Browning, Mazie Browning and Icie Hatfield. Survivors include four sons, Bangor, Bernard and Joe Cantrell of Wharncliffe and John Cantrell of Delbarton; four daughters, Lois Jean Blankenship of Meador, Kathy Bishop of Varney, Grace Jeffrey of Sarah Ann and Vicky Frye of Omar; one sister, Nell Browning of Varney and one brother , Freelan Gibson of Glen Alum. Services were held October 30, 2006 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel at Gilbert. Burial followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights of Hampden, W.VA.


Betty Gale Hatfield, 69, of Turkey Creek, KY, passed away October 6, 2006 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Betty was born May 24, 1937, at Lobata, WV. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Martha Cloud Miller. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Greenway Hatfield, six brothers: Ralph, Fred, Buster, Bill, Ed and Woodrow Miller; two sisters: Margaret and Helen Miller. Betty is survived by one daughter, Tammy Hatfield of Turkey Creek, KY; two sisters: Evelyn Bivens of Columbus, OH., and Phyllis Hatfield of Wharncliffe, WV. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV.


Larry E. Ferrell, 59, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, passed away September 21 , 2006 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Larry was born December 9, 1946, the son of the late Timothy and Hazel Dillon Ferrell. Funeral Services were held September 25, 2006 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton, Ohio. Burial followed in Haverhill Cemetery.


Kelly Odell Daniels, 54, of Honaker, VA, passed away June 29, 2006. Born January 14, 1952 at Glen Alum, Kelly was the son of the late Charlie and Eunice Buchanon Daniels. Also preceding him in death, one step daughter, Barbara Ann Daniels, one grandson, E4 Specialist Danny Bruce Daniels II; two brothers, Charles and Burgess Daniels; and three sisters, Janie Bennett, Ruby and Easter Mahon. Survivors include a loving friend, Molly Daniels of Richlands, VA, one daughter, Kelly Racquel Baldwin of Concord, NC; three step daughters, Kathryn Crum, Mary Adams, and Dorothy Hichman; two step sons, James and Roy Collins; one sister, Nellie Craps of Portsmouth, VA; five brothers, Virgil Daniels of Max Meadows, VA, Frank Daniels of Hillsville, VA, Russell Daniels of Bland, VA, Arnold Daniels of Ironton, Ohio and Jerry Daniels of Max Meadows, VA. Funeral Services were conducted on July 2, 2006 at the Mounts Funeral Home in Gilbert, WV., with burial following at the Daniels Family Cemetery at Glen Alum.


Joe Toler, 77, of Wharncliffe, WV, , passed away June 22, 2006. Joe was born January 21, 1929, the son of the late Dewey and Kizzie Toler. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Judge Toler. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Rowe Toler, two sons, Larry Joe Toler of Bristol, TN., and Mike Toler of Wharncliffe; one daughter, LuAnn Browning of Hampden, WV. Funeral Services were held June 26, 2006 at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer, Hampden, WV. with interment following at the Toler Family Cemetery, Wharncliffe, WV.


Dorsey Taylor, 76, of Charleston, WV, , passed away June 1, 2006. Dorsey was the son of the late Earl and Ruth Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wills Taylor; two sons, Doug of Fairmont WV., and David of Charleston; one daughter, Leigh of Charleston and his sister Eleanor Taylor of Roanoke, VA. A memorial service was held June 5, 2006 at J. E. Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, WV.


Richard Starghill, 60, of Switzer, WV, , passed away May 29, 2006. Richard was born December 11, 1945, at Glen Alum, the son of Virginia Westbrook Starghill of Switzer and the late Richard Starghill. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Starghill, and his grandparents. Survivors include three sons, Richard Starghill III, Sean Harding, and Rick Fambro, all of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Kimberly Starghill of Columbus; seven brothers, Leon Starghill of Youngstown, Ohio, Ronald Starghill of Detroit, MI., Michael Starghill of Huntington, WV., Douglas Starghill of Pikeville, KY., Jeff Foster and Tyrone Foster, both of Dayton, Ohio, and Eric Starghill of Upper Marlboro, MD; four sisters, Jennelle Starghill of Washington, D.C., Lennie Glass of Winston Salem, NC., Gwen Milsap of Parkon, NC and Virginia Starghill of Switzer. Funeral services were conducted on June 3, 2006 at the Mr. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at Stirrat, WV. Burial followed at the Guyan Memorial Gardens at Godby. RICHARD WAS A VETERAN OF THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.


James Cole, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away May 18, 2006. James was born to Earl and Helen Bragg Cole in Glen Alum on March 9, 1938. Left to mourn his passing are his siblings: Dell Cole Brenner of Cleveland, Ohio, Polly Cole of Delbarton, WV., Bill Cole of Denton, Texas, Kaye Cole Gibson of Delbarton, WV., Pete Cole of Hixson, Tenn., Doug Cole of Rock Hill, SC and Cindi Cole Daniels of Enon, Ohio.


Agnes M. Cline, 95, of Baisden, WV, passed away April 12, 2006 at her home. She was born March 14, 1911 at War Eagle, WV, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lucy Cole. She was also preceded in death by her husband Roy. Agnes is survived by two sons, Gleanous and Donald Cline of Seminole, FL., and one daughter Sheila Cline Chaki of Auburn, AL. Funeral services were conducted April 14, 2006 at the First Missionary Baptist Church at Justice, WV. Entombment followed at the Roy Cline Cemetery at Baisden, WV.


Lon Murphy, Jr., 82, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away May 11, 2006 at his home. Lon was born in Glen Alum to the late Lon and Sally Murphy. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. Lon is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter, Audrey Evans; sons, Jeffrey Murphy and Michael Murphy all of Columbus ; brothers, Eugene Murphy of Ashtabula, OH and Brack Murphy of Bridgeport, Conn. Funeral services were held at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home of Columbus on May 14, 2006. Interment followed at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH.


Harold Cloud,80, of Fremont, Ohio, passed away on April 15, 2006 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Harold was born March 2, 1926 in Glen Alum to the late John and Nellie Cloud. He was also preceded in death by his wife Hattie Beasley, brothers; Danny and Gordon Mounts, and sisters; Edith Sands and Lois Ann Spence. Harold is survived by two daughters, Prescilla Ann Frantz and Patricia Sue LeSavage both of Fremont, brother; Rudie Mounts of Salisbury, NC and sister, Pauline Scarvelli of Lorain, OH. Funeral services were held on April 20, 2006 at the Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home of Fremont, OH. Burial followed at the Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Clyde, Ohio.


Thomas B. Chapman II, 56, of Grove City, Ohio, passed away on April 19, 2006. Thomas was born on May 21, 1949 in Delbarton, WV, the son of Gertrude Owens Chapman and the late Thomas B. Chapman. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Thomas B. Chapman III of Columbus; two brothers, Roger Lee of Grove City, and Billy Ray of Orient. Funeral services were held April 27, 2006 at the Grove City Church of God. Interment followed at Grove City Cemetery in Grove City, OH.


Bill Evans, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away in 2005.


Ted Pruitt, , of Tennessee, passed away in 2005.


Darrin Robert Allred, 22, of Jenison, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were held March 27 at Lakeshore Chapel, 5767 Red Arrow Hwy., Stevensville. Burial followed in New Troy Cemetery, New Troy, MI. Memorial contributions may be given to Jenison High School Athletic Department. Arrangements were entrusted to Boyd-Pike Funeral Home, Bridgman, MI. 

Darrin was born October 29, 1983 in Denver, CO., the son of Ron and Donna (Clark) Allred. Darrin met and remains close with his many friends while attending Maplewood Elementary, Jenison Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating in 2001. Darrin demonstrated his love for baseball and football on the Jenison Little League and Cub Football teams and playing with the Jenison Wildcats in Senior High School. Darrin was Executive Vice President and Operation Manager for Creative Transportation Management of Jenison. He is well respected throughout the transportation industry.

Darrin is survived by his parents, Ron and Donna Allred of Jenison; brothers - David of Jenison, Russel, Norman and Ronald all of Walker; grandmother, Patricia Mae Clark of Denver; his fianc? Ashley Marie Madden of Walker; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Darrin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norman Lee and Pearl Etta Allred; grandfather, Robert Loren Clark; and two special aunts - Inez Marie Granke and Frances Ann Moyer.

I Carry Your Heart In My Heart


Mary Katherine Vinciguerra,of Bramwell, WV, passed away February 6, 2006 at her home. Mary was the daughter of the late Grace and Mike Vinciguerra of Thacker Mines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Rudolph, Philip, Albert and Ralph and two sisters, Youla and Martha. Survivors include: Brothers, Joe Vinciguerra of Bramwell, Mike Vinciguerra of Bluefield; sisters, Nannie Varalli of Bramwell, Betty Karl of Spring Lake Heights, N.J. Requiem Mass was held on February 10, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth's Parish in Pocahontas, VA. Entombment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell, WV.


Juanita "Nete" Toler, 81, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away March 16, 2006, at Wharncliffe. Nete was born October 17, 1924, the daughter of the late Dix and Lula Smith Browning. She was also preceded in death by her husband Judge Toler, brothers, Tabor, Paul, and Silas; sisters Sadie Ellis, Dorcas Trent and step sister Etta Mae May. She is survived by three sons John, Larliss and Marcial Keith and one sister, Lake Callaway. Funeral services were held on March 20, 2006 at the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church of Wharncliffe with interment following in the Toler Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.


Thelma Ferrell Porter,71, of Watervliet, MI, passed away October 20, 2005, at Gobles, MI. Thelma was born December 26, 1933 in Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Willie and Ava Ferrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Leamon"; her son Michael, her sisters, Virginia Yates, Myrtle Hatfield, Linda Flakus and her brother Orville Ferrell and his wife Rachel. Thelma is survived by her children; Tyna Smith of Globles, MI., Don Porter of Allegan, MI., and Bruce Porter of Gobles, MI; her siblings; Harold Ferrell of Roswell, NM, Clarence Ferrell of Portsmouth, OH, Richard Ferrell of Watervliet, MI, Denver Ferrell of Knoxville, TN and Michael Ferrell of Reynoldsburg, OH. As she requested, cremation has taken place with no services. Burial of cremains will take place in Glen Alum, WV in the spring of 2006.


Clark Gibson,53, of Delbarton, WV, passed away January 19, 2006 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, KY. Clark was born April 18, 1952 at Iaeger, WV, the son of Freeland Gibson of Glen Alum and the late Ruth Ann Cantrell Gibson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ada "Sweetheart" Spence Gibson; one daughter, Amanda Gibson; brothers, William and Willie Gibson. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Gibson of Delbarton; one son, Russell Robinette of Delbarton, WV; two daughters, Chelsea Robinette and Telsa Gibson of Delbarton; five brothers, Alfred of Glen Alum, Robert of Wharncliffe, John of Belfrey, Ohio, Dean of Wharncliffe and Layton of Glen Alum; two sisters, Joyce Browning of Wharncliffe, and Norma Bussey of Cartersville, GA. Funeral services were held January 22, 2006 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WV. Interment followed in the Spence Family Cemetery at Wharncliffe.


Harlan Andrew "Andy" Clark,34, of Taylorville, WV, passed away January 7, 2006 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Andy was born April 16, 1971 in South Williamson, KY. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harlan and Myrtle Taylor Evans and his maternal great-grandparents, Jess and Stella Taylor. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Ann Clark of Taylorville and his father James A. Clark of North Carolina; three brothers Jim, Joe Elliot and Kevin Ray Clark of the Delbarton area; sister Cindy Dotson of Belo, WV and a special sister , Linette Morrison of Taylorville, WV. Funeral services were held January 9, 2006 at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel in Delbarton. Interment followed in the Justice-Tiller Cemetery, Taylorville, WV.


Johnnie Beavers, Sr.,83, of Matewan, WV, passed away January 5, 2006 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born August 16, 1922, in Glen Alum to the late French Beavers and Margaret Mounts Beavers. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, French, Jr. "Noonie" Beavers and Robert Beavers; two sisters, Lina and Elsie Beavers; and great-grandson Ethan Ryan Sincell. He is survived by his son, Johnnie Beavers of Edgarton, W.Va.; daughters, Karen Browning of Matewan, W.Va. and Debbie Blair of Thacker, W.Va.; brother Wade Beavers of Matewan; sisters, Mabel Merritt of Williamson, Emogene Charles and Myrtle Smith both of Matewan, and Betty Hale of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were held on January 8, 2006 at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel of Matewan, WV. Interment followed at the Buskirk Cemetery at Buskirk, Ky.


Pearl Miller,82, of Boiling Springs, S.C., passed away December 31, 2005, at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Center. Pearl was born February 14, 1923, in West Virginia. She was formerly married to Buster Miller, who preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Charlene Fogerson of Santa Rosa, California; two sons, Estil Miller of Logan and Dallas Miller of Burnsville, N.C.; one sister, Ethel Browing of Logan. Services were conducted January 7, 2005 at the Collins Funeral Home at Switzer, W.Va. Interment followed in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby Heights in Logan.


Jim Callaway,62, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away January 1, 2006 at his residence. Jim was born February 8, 1943 at Glen Alum. He is the son of Lake Browning Callaway of Wharncliffe and the late Richard Burnett Callaway. In addition to his father he was proceeded in death by one sister, Wanda Smith. Survivors include his mother, his wife, Lou Hatfield Callaway of Wharncliffe; three sons: Jared Callaway and Chet Mudd of Wharncliffe and Tony Mudd of Ocala, FL; four sisters: Reita Ball of Augusta, GA, Linda Denton of Lusby, ML, Kathy Johnson of Chicago, IL and Betty Callaway of Gilbert. Funeral Services were conducted January 4, 2006 at the Sharon Heights Assembly Church at Hampden, WV. Interment followed in the Dix Browning Cemetery at Wharncliffe.


Richard Cline, Jr, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away on November 26, 2005. "Ricky Moe" was born on August 8, 1971, to Richard Cline Sr. and Joann Sparks Cline of Wharncliffe. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Arthur Sparks and paternal grandparents Edward and Alta Cline. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Opal Sparks of Wharncliffe and two brothers, Garrett Cline and David Sparks of Wharncliffe, WV. Funeral services were held November 30, 2005 at the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church of Wharncliffe. Burial followed at the Hatfield Cemetery, Sharon Heights (Hampden), WV.


Douglas Robinette, of Olmsted, Ohio, passed away on June 14, 2001. Doug was born December 5, 1934 in Glen Alum, WV., the son of the late Edward and Ethel Justice Hurley. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Howard Robinette. He is survived by his wife, Shelda Jean Judy of North Olmsted, Ohio; his daughters Kathy of Richmond Hts., OH., and Carla of Davis, WV.; sisters Gladys Roberts of Pineville, WV., and Alma Williams of Indianapolis, Indiana. Doug was employed by Ford Motor Co. for 37 years and served in the U.S. Navy. His final resting place is The Judy Family Cemetery in Laneville, WV.


Charlotte Scott Mueller, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on September 30, 2005. Charlotte was born in Williamson, WV on October 22, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents J.L. and Sally Scott and sister, Sarah. She is survived by her husband, Colonel Gunther Mueller and one son, Scott of Colorado Springs; one daughter, Catherine Bernard of Auroa, Colorado; brother, Jack Scott of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Funeral services were held Octoer 3, 2005 at the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Interment followed at the USAFA cemetery.


Mary Jean Crews Ratcliffe, of Athens, Ohio, passed away September 14, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Bash Crews, and brothers, Robert, Savage, Clifford and Ireland; sisters June and Dixie. She is survived by one sister, Patricia Kennedy of Delbarton, WV.


Woodrow Wilson Miller,80, of Justice, WVa, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Lewisburg, WVa. Woodrow was born October 16, 1924, at Glen Alum, the son of the late Leonard and Louisa Collins Miller. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Miller; one son, Leonard Miller; one daughter, Lillian Louise Jude; one grandson, Roy Grimmett; one granddaughter, Pamela Sue Traylor; and five brothers, Ralph, Fred, Buster, Bill and Ed Miller. He is survived by his wife, Ola Mae Taylor Miller; one son, James Miller of Justice; three daughters, Patsy (Jack) Booth of Lundale, WVa, Esther (Bart) McClain of Evarts, Ky, and Marie Miller of Morehead, Ky; three sisters, Evelyn Miller of Columbus, Ohio, Phyllis Hatfield of Wharncliffe, WV, and Betty Gail Miller of Turkey Creek, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2005 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WVa. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby Heights (Pecks Mill, WVa).


Tina Margaret Butcher, 83, of Logan, WVa, passed away July 30, 2005, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Tina was born on July 28, 1922 at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Edward and Chloe Kennedy Butcher. In addition to her parents, Tina was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn. She is survived by brothers Grant of Wharncliffe and Willard Marion of Gilbert. No services were conducted. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert.


Matthew Mansfield Neely Simpkins, 74, of Beech Creek, WVa, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C. Neely was born January 23, 1931 in Glen Alum to the late John Simpkins Sr. and Mary Alice Cisco Simpkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. He is survived by his wife, Billie Jean Blankenship Simpkins of Beech Creek; sons, Matthew of Beech Creek, Chris of Roanoke, Va., and Tom of Garner, N.C.: daughters, Nancy Richardson of Columbus, Ohio, and Tammy Dillon of Matewan, WVa.; and brother, Tabor of Beech Creek. Graveside services were held July 25, 2005 at Simpkins Cemetery at Beech Creek.


Frances Allred Moyer, 66, of Berrien Springs, Michigan passed away on Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home with her family by her side. Frankie was born October 17, 1938,the daughter of the late Norman and Pearl Allred. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Marie. She is survived by sons, Robert, Keith and Ken Moyer and a daughter, Lisa Moyer Wilson; sisters, Edna, Lou and Malisa; brothers, Ron, Randy, Amel, Terry and Rick. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Boyd-Pike Funeral Home, Bridgman. Burial was in New Troy Cemetery, New Troy, MI.


Juanita Harrison Owens, 78, of Taylor, Michigan, passed away June 11, 2005. Juanita was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harve Harrison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry. Survivors include her son, Ralph Owens of Taylor, MI.; her daughter Brenda Redmond, five grand children and three great-grandchildren; bothers George, Gene and Harvey Harrison; sisters Toots Kroll and Shirley Gibson. Funeral Services were conducted June 16, 2005 at the Living Word Worship Center in Brownstown, MI.


Johnny H. Taylor, 57, of New Town, W.Va., passed away June 13, 2005. Johnny was born July 5, 1947, the son of the late Jessie and Stella Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Myrtle Evans, Joyce Sturgell and a brother, Cleo Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Angela, son Johnny Adam Taylor of North Matewan, daughter, Merronda Hope Taylor of Varney, a brother, Donald Taylor of Gilbert, and sisters Phyllis Hager of Wayne, Mary Lou Harmon of Varney, Rosie Adams of North Carolina, and Jessie Conley of Chapmanville.Funeral services were held on June 16, 2005 at the Newtown Church of God, New Town, WV. Burial will follow at the Ellis and Hatfield Cemetery at Newtown, WV.

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Bessie Hatfield Faries, 88 , of Prince George, VA, passed away March 24, 2005. Bessie was born July 24, 1916. Her husband, Gerald O. Faries; three children, Lois Beckett, Warren Faries and Morris Faries, and her parents Ell and Cindy Browning Hatfield preceded her in death. She is survived by five grandchildren, Morris Faries, Jr., Beverly Pierce, Terry Lage, Gerald O. Faries and Jeffery W. Faries, 11 great-grandchildren; her daughters-in-law, Aida Faries and Teresa Faries and son-in-law, Sel Beckett. Funeral Services were held on March 26, 2005 at the Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in Southlawn Memorial Park in Petersburg, VA.


Charlie Daniels Sr, 96 , of Varney, WV, passed away March 23, 2005 at Mingo Manor Nursing Home in Williamson, WV. Charlie was born January 30, 1909, in Glen Alum, WV, to the late Ples and Mary Mullins Daniels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Buchannon Daniels; two sons, Charles Daniels and Burgess Daniels; three daughters, Janie Bennett, Ruby Mahon and Eater Mahon; grandson, Russell Dewayne Daniels; and great grandson, E-4 Specialist Danny Bruce Daniels Jr. Surviving are his seven sons, Harold Daniels of Bramwell, WV, Jacent Virgil Daniels of Max Meadows, Va, Frank Daniels of Hillsville, Va, Kelly Daniels of Swords Creek, VA, Russell Daniels of Bland, Va, Arnold Daniels of Hillsboro, Ohio and Jerry Daniels of Max Meadows, Va, one daughter, Nellie Craps of Portsmouth, Va, one brother, Howard Daniels of Grundy, Va, 27 grandchildren, numerous great- grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 26, 2005 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, WV, with burial following at the Daniels Family Cemetery, Glen Alum, WV.


Betty Maynard Simpkins, 83 , of Delbarton, WV, passed away March 18, 2005 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. She was born September 23, 1921 at Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Augusta Daniels Maynard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Simpkins; a brother, Ira Maynard, and two sisters, Lottie Carter and Alice Simpkins. She is survived by her newphew Ronald Hall of Delbarton, whom she raised. Other survivors include a brother, Jack Maynard of Moundsville, WV; a sister, Nancy Elcho of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, KY on March 22, 2005. Interment followed in the Williamson-Carter Cemetery at Musick, WV.

Diane Jean Mitchell Ellison, 53 , of Greenvalley,WV, passed away March 5, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital In Morgantown, WV. She was born April 13, 1951 in Glen Alum, the daughter of the late Garland and Julie Patrick Dotson. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer Dotson, Kester Dotson and Garland William Dotson; three sisters, Linda Sue Dotson, Geraldine Dotson and Wanda Jean Dotson. Survivors include her husband of three years, Larry Ellison; 10 children and their spouses, Jeannie and Billy Western of Mud Fork, Stephanie and Howard Sammons of Gilbert, Mickey Mitchell of Morgantown, Orville and Glenna Mitchell, Freddy and Jeanie Mitchell, all of Mallory, Rodney Mitchell of Green valley, Adam Hatfield and Dallas Hatfield, both of Gilbert, Jamie and R.J. Sawyer of Maryland, Misty Ellison of Logan; four sisters, Doris Sammons and Lorraine Grimmett, of Gilbert, Faye Cline of Landville, and Lucille Blevins of Chicago, IL; two brothers, Buddy Dotson of Gilbert and Paul Dotson of Florida. Services were held March 9 at the Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church at Rita. Burial followed at the Carter Cemetery at Browning Fork, Gilbert, WV.

Easter Daniels Mahon, 63 , of Taylorville, WV, passed away March 3, 2005, at her residence. Easter was born in Glen Alum to Charlie Daniels and the late Eunice Buchannon Daniels on April 13, 1941. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Pearl Mahon and Janie Bennett; and brothers, Burgess and Charles Daniels. Surviving are her father, Charlie Daniels of Williamson, WV, husband, Edgar Mahon of Varney, WV, sons, Stephen and Charles Mahon of the home; daughter, Kathy Balser of Pond Gap, WV; brothers, Frank Daniels of Hillsville, VA, Jerry Daniels of Max Meadows, VA, Russell Daniels of Bland, VA, Kelly Daniels of Swords Creek, VA, Harold Daniels of Bramwell, WV, Arnold Daniels of Hillsboro, Ohio and Jason Virgil Daniels of Max Meadows, VA; sister Nellie Crapps of Portsmouth, VA; two granddaughters, Erin and Emily Balser and one step-granddaughter, Brittany. Funeral services will be held March 7, 2005 at 1 p.m., at Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, KY. Interment will follow at the Daniels Family Cemetery at Glen Alum, WV.

Columbus Bradford Jr., 52 , of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away February 10, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center at Huntington, WV. Born February 24, 1952 at Welch, WV, the son of Columbus "Lum" Sr. and Bertha Prater Bradford of Wharncliffe. In addition to his parents survivors include his wife of 32 years; Patty Gibson Bradford, two daughters, Tammy (Jody) Sutters of Maiden, NC, Bonnie (Wayne) Mounts of Wharncliffe; one son, William (Randa) Bradford of Wharncliffe: 4 grandchildren: three brothers: Timmy (Joann) Bradford of Tennessee, Gary (Sandy) Bradford of Wharncliffe, Troy (Sheila) Bradford of North Carolina; three sisters: Michelle (Benny) Webb of Arkansas, Loretta (Virgil) Hatfield of Wharncliffe, and Treva Dotson of Delbarton, WV. Friends may call at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Mounts Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Bradford Family Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.

Ireland Russell Crews, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away January 17, 2005 at St. Ann's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Preceded in death by his parents Claude and Bash Crews and by 4 brothers, Robert, Clifford, Savage and William and 2 sisters, June and Dixie. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Jean; son, Russell; daughter, Cristie (Ron) Meige; grandchildren, Zachary Crews, Amy and Megan Meige; sisters, Mary Jean Ratcliff and Patricia Kennedy. Cremation arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd. Family services at a later date in Delbarton, W.Va.



June Mounts Maynard Bradford,78, of Wheeling, WV, passed away January 1, 2005, in Wheeling. June was born in Wheelwright, KY, on August 25, 1926. She was preceded in death by her parents Luther and Emma Staton Mounts and daughter Emma Grace. She is survived by daughter, Rachel Ann and son Luther. Funeral services and burial were held in Wheeling, WV.

Amanda Lou Gibson, 26, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away December 2, 2004 at her residence. Born July 7, 1978 at South Williamson, KY, the daughter of Clark Gable Gibson of Delbarton, WV and the late Ada Pearl Gibson. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Gibson, and her maternal grandparents, Hugh and Loni Spence, and one uncle Donald Spence. Survivors in addition to her father include daughter, Telsa Gibson, grandfather Freeland Gibson of Glen Alum, her step-mother, Tammy Gibson of Delbarton, one step sister, Chelsea Robinette of Delbarton, one step brother, Russell Robinette of Delbarton. Visitation was held prior to the funeral on December 5, 2004 at the Mounts Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Spence Family Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.

Mary Childers, 81, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away November 26, 2004 at Mount Carmel Medicl Center East. Mary was preceded in death by her husbands Elliott (Buddy) Ferrell, Homer Childers; her son, Charles Ferrell, and her parents Ison and May (Testament) Johnson; and a sister Velma Dingess. She is survived by children, Harry Ferrell, Sidney Ferrell, Lois Blankenship, Harold Ferrell, Dorothy Staten, Ronnie Ferrell, and Randy Ferrell; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Isom Johnson, Harmon Johnson; sister Goldie Phipps. Funeral service was conducted November 29, 2004 at the Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, of Columbus, Ohio.

Hollie S.(Nichols) Rocci, 38, of Athol, MA, passed away November 4, 2004, in the Athol Memorial Hospital. Hollie was born In Stoneham, MA., on February 11, 1966, the daughter of Howard (Richard) and Carol A. (Lawton) Nichols. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Doris Nichols. She is survived by a daughter, Natasha N. Rocci of Athol; her mother, Carol Nichols of Athol; her father and step-mother, Richard and Geraldine Nichols of High Point, NC; three brothers, Scott of Athol, Richard D. of Gardner, and Matthew B. Nichols of Athol; one sister, Debbie Wilson of Charlestown, RI; two half-sisters, Robyn Cornelius of Jackson, MS, and Iris Ruiz of Gulfport, MS. Private funeral services were held on November 7, 2004 at the Fiske Funeral Home in Athol, MA.

Jerry Dotson, 53, , of Pie, WV, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2004, at his residence. Jerry was born September 19, 1951, at Welch, WV. He was the son of Goldie Sparks Dotson of Varney, WV, and the late Emmer Dotson. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Darrell Dotson. Survivors in addition to his mother, include: a daughter, Angela Dotson of Varney, WV; two brothers, Larry (Conda) Dotson of Justice, WV, and Jeffery (Judith) of Delbarton, WV: two sisters, Shirley (Richard) Hatfield of Varney, WV, and Delana (Bernard) Cantrell of Wharncliffe, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 P.M. October 10, 2004, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Cemetery at Hampden, WV.

Martha Cisco Smith, 63, , of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Lewisburg. Martha was born July 5, 1941 at O'Keefe, to the late Epson and Susie Nichols Cisco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Smith. Survivors include one daughter, Vanessa Smith of Aurora, Colorado, one son, Christopher Smith of Alexandria, VA, six sisters, Pearl Liles of Arlington, VA, Ina Davis of Liano, TX, Barbara Chandler of Austin, TX, LaVern Douglas of Great Falls, VA, Edith Conrad of Tow, TX, and Audrey Coon of San Marcos, TX, and one brother Russell Cisco of Mechanicsville, MD, and a special friend, Jerome Springman of Lewisburg, WV. Friends may call at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WV, Friday from 6 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel Saturday at 2 P.M. Burial will follow at the Cisco Cemetery at Wharncliffe.

Orville Lee Ferrell, 83, and Rachel Louise May Ferrell, 82, , of Tifton, GA., passed away September 7,2004 in Tifton. Orville was born on March 31, 1921, in Glen Alum, WV., to the late Willie and Ava Carter Ferrell. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Linda, Myrtle, and Virginia. Orville's wife, Rachel was born on February 19, 1922, in Nashville, N.C., to the late Will Adonarom and Hattie Mae Vick Ferrell. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Pete May, and a sister, Rebecca Glasgow. Surviving Orville and Rachel are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Brenda Ferrell of Milledgeville, GA., Bill and Carolyn Ferrell of Alpharetta, GA., and Gordon and Virginia Ferrell of Brunswick, GA. seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Orville is also survived by five brothers, Harold, Richard, Clarence, Denver and Quentin, and one sister, Thelma. Rachel is survived by one sister, Betty Hamill. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 10, at 11 AM in the First United Methodist Church, Tifton, GA., The family will receive friends in the Parlor at the First United Methodist Church one hour before services.

Ruby P.(Daniels) Mahon, 67, of Varney, WV passed away August 17,2004 in the Heritage Hall - Laurel Fork in Laurel Fork, VA. Ruby was born April 26, 1937, in Glen Alum, WV, to Charlie Daniels and the late Eunice Bachannon Daniels. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Joe Mahon; daughter, Brenda Mae Mahon; brothers, Burgess and Charles Daniels; and sister, Janie Daniels Bennett. Surviving are her father, Charlie Daniels of Taylorville, WV; brothers, Franklin D. Daniels of Hillsville, VA, Jerry Daniels of Max Meadows, VA, Russell Daniels of Bland, VA, Kelly Daniels of Swords Creek, VA, Harold Daniels of Bramwell, WV, Arnold Daniels of Hillsboro, OH, and Jason Virgil Daniels of Taylorville, WV; and sisters, Easter Mahon of Taylorville, WV and Nellie Craps of Portsmouth, VA. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 20, 2004, at 1 P.M. at Devon Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Mahon Cemetery at Beech Creek, WV. Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. Thursday at Devon Church of Christ.

Sylvia Hattie (Mills) France, 78, of Varney, passed away Friday, July 30, 2004, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. She was born January 20, 1926, at Thacker, WV, the daughter of the late Randolph and Nancy Mahon Mills. She was also preceded in death by husband Pearl France, three brothers, Oscar Mills, Eugene?Mills and Walter Elswick; one sister Lovelea Charles; and one grandson Danny Ray Hensley. Survivors include two sons, David France of Columbus, Ohio and Langley (Penny) France of Varney; three daughters, Shirley (Harvey) Collins, Lovella (Ray) Reed of Lovely, Ky., and Nancy (Charles) Hensley?of Varney, WV; one brother, Bufford Randolph Mills of Long Beach, Cal; one sister, Shirley McClanahan of Newtown; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, WV. Burial will follow in the Arlington Field of Honor in Canal Winchester, Ohio, Thursday, Aug.4,2004. Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2,2004,at the funeral home.

Danny Daniels, 23, of Varney, WV passed away July 20, 2004, during combat in Iraq. E 4 Specialist Danny "Bubby" Bruce Daniels II was with the U.S. Army as a military policeman. He was born January 9, 1981 at Williamson, WV and was the son of Danny Bruce Daniels Sr. of Varney and the late Barbara Ann Collins Daniels, and his step- mother, Jenny Daniels, also of Varney. He was a 2000 graduate of Burch High School. He entered the military in August of 2000. He has spent most of his time out of the country including three months in Iraq. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Lona Daniels, whom he met in Germany; a brother, Justin Daniels of Varney; two sisters, Brittany Belcher of Varney and Melissa Stacy of Tazewell, VA; grandparents Molly Daniels and Kelly Daniels of Tazewell, Va and Ella Daniels of Williamson and the late Burgess Daniels former residents of Glen Alum. Funeral services will be held July 29,2004 at Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, with burial to follow at the Pie Cemetery, Pie, WV. We give special recognition to E 4 Specialist Danny Daniels II as he gave his life while serving his country.

Dwight Elkins, 97, Of Wharncliffe, WV., passed away June 29, 2004 at his home. Born June 30, 1906 to the late Rush and Mary White Elkins, Dwight was a retired school teacher and served as principal of schools in Mingo and Boone Counties. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Nadine Bragg Elkins and one son, James Edward and five brothers, Malcolm, Delmar, Walter, Omar and Okey Elkins. Surviving are two sisters, Mildred E. Walls of Beckley, WV., and Charlotte G. Olson of Elizabethton, TN. Graveside services were held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Beckley, WV. on July 2, 2004.

Ira Heath Gibson, 22, of Wharncliffe, WV., passed away June 13, 2004 at the Logan Regional Medical Center. Heath was born February 24, 1982 to Irvin and Sharon Sparks Gibson. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ira Carson Gibson. Surviving in addition to his parents are his two sisters, Sheena Sparks of Baisden, WV., and Miranda Glandon of Hampden, WV., maternal grandparents, James and Essie Dawn (Nichols) Sparks; paternal grandparent, Janice Gibson. Funeral services were held at the Wharncliffe Church of God with burial following at the Glen Alum Cemetery.

Loretta Hatfield Maynard, 58, of Mullins Fork, Stone, Ky., passed away June 6, 2004, at the Williamson Memorial Hospital. Loretta was born June 17, 1945, in Glen Alum, to the late John S. Hatfield and Myrtle Miller Hatfield Mullins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Judge Mullins. Surviving are her husband, John Maynard, of Stone, KY; son, John (Leslie) Maynard, Jr. Of Stone, KY; brother, Dallas G. (Sandy) Hatfield of Leesburg, FL; sisters, Ruth Phipps of Barboursville, WV, and Madonna Sue (Herbert) Hatfield of Barboursville, WV; mother-in-law, Fannie Maynard Thornberry of Stone KY; sisters-in-law, Linda Carter of Williamson, WV, Betty Justice of Tucson, AZ and Judy Johnson of California; and special nephew, Moses Wiedel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler Ky. Burial will follow at Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky.

Emma Grace Maynard Riggs, 55, of Delwood Avenue, Wheeling WV., passed away January 13, 2004, at her home. She was born in Glen Alum, on January 20, 1948, the daughter of June Mounts Bradford and the late Earl Maynard. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Riggs; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Carlee Brown. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Brown of Short Creek, WV and Carmetta Principe and her husband, Bill of Pataskala, Ohio; brother, Luther Maynard of New Martinsville, WV; a sister, Rachel Makofsky of Elm Grove, WV; three step brothers, David South of Bethlehem, Eugene South of Triadelphia, and Chester South of Marietta, OH; a step-sister, Millie Thomas of Moundsville: and three grandchildren, Emma Lee Brown, Tiffany and Chelsea Principe. Funeral Services were held January 16, 2004, at the Kepner Funeral Home, in Wheeling, WV. Interment followed in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling, WV.

Hazel Ferrell, 78, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, formerly of Matewan, WV, passed away April 27,2004, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born June 18, 1925, in Mingo County to the late Tom Dillon and Grace Parsley Dillon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Ferrell: brothers, Bobby and Bill Dillon and an infant brother. Surviving are her sons, Thomas Ferrell (Rose) of Cleveland, Ohio, Larry Ferrell (Patsy) of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, and William Ferrell (Charlotte) of Andover, Ohio; daughter, Diana Holcomb (Jerry) of Macedonia, Ohio; brothers, Donald Dillon of Rawl, WV, and Basil Gene Dillon of Cleveland, Ohio: 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 1, 2004 at the Chambers Funeral Home Chapel at Matewan with Rev. Bobby Miller officiating. Burial followed at the Rawl Cemetery at Rawl, WV.

Norma Taylor, 88, of New Market, Tenn., formerly of Delbarton, WV, passed away May 10, 2004. She was born June 9, 1915 at Johns Creek, Ky., the daughter of the late Thomas and Laura France. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Taylor, son, Dock Taylor; daughter, Shirley Taylor; and two grandchildren and one daughter-in-law, Mary Taylor. She is survived by sons, Jim and Jerry Taylor, both of Delbarton, Bob and wife Liz Taylor, Doug and wife Linda Taylor, Roy and wife Wanda Taylor, Bill and wife Louise Taylor, Joe and wife Pat Taylor, all of Dandridge, Tenn.; daughters, Judy and husband Jack Gillum, and Kathy and husband Millard Fielden, both of New Market, Tenn.; 29 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 13, 2004 at the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton, with burial following at the Taylor Cemetery at Varney, WV.

Georgia "Ethel" Keesee Trent, 90, of Gilbert, WV, passed away February 29, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents John Henry and Elizabeth Zelia Keesee and her husband Albert Ross "Bill" Trent,Jr. Funeral services were conducted at the Mounts Funeral Home in Gilbert. Burial followed at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Huntington, WV. Ethel began her teaching career in Glen Alum. (Picture of Ethel taken at school in Glen Alum is on Album 2 of this site)

Bethel Curry, 80, of Delbarton, WV, passed away April 3, 2004. Bethel was born on August 1, 1923, in Glen Alum, the daughter of the late William "Bill" and Bessie Stacy Owens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Curry; one sister, Anna Del Gannon; and three brothers, Robert, Jack, and Harry Owens. She is survived by four brothers, Johnie and his wife Tilda of Ragland, Fred and his wife Ailene of Grove City, Ohio, Tommy and his wife Francis of West Logan, and Philip and his wife Vivian of Sylvania, Alabama; and three sisters, Gertrude Chapman of Grove City, Ohio, Linda Minor and her husband Charles of Proctorville, Ohio, and Janice Kirk of Delbarton. Funeral services were conducted April 6, 2004 at the Delbarton Church of God. Burial followed in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV.

Ethel M. Wilson, 77, of Lorado, WV, passed away December 3, 2003. Ethel was born December 27, 1925, at Glen Alum, a daughter of the late Preston and Rosa Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benny L. Wilson SR; one brother, James E. Hawkins, and four sisters, Mary Crook, Evelyn Whitfield, Mable Allen and Hattie "Pearl" Foster. Survivors include five sons, Benny L. Wilson Jr. and Dana A Wilson, of Lorado, Gary D. Wilson of Spring Lake, N.C., Roger D. Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, and Larry L. Wilson of Amherstdale, WV.; one daughter, Rozelyn L. Wilson of Lorado; one sister, Virginia Starghill of Switzer, WV. Services were conducted December 7, 2003 at the Becco United Baptist Church . Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

M. Katherine Faries, 90, of Borderland Road, Williamson, WV., passed away November 24, 2003. Katherine was born May 15, l913, in Glen Alum to the late Nan and Bertha Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. R. Faries; two sons, Lowell Cecil and Harold Edward Faries; two brothers, Bill and Woodrow Kennedy; and one sister, Carrie Farley. Surviving are her four sons, Ted Faries of Michigan, Henry R. Faries of Chicago, Ill., Gary D.Faries of Varney,WV, and Donald Faries of Borderland Road, Williamson, WV., two daughters, Carol Sue Faries of Chattaroy, WV and Doris Ryan of Chattaroy, WV; two sisters, Flora Kensett of Florida and Bess White of Gilbert, WV; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grand children and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held November 26, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Rogers Funeral Home at Belfry, KY, with burial following at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, maher, WV.

Thelma Mae Dunaway Perry, 80, of Oak Hill, WV., passed away August 14, 2003, following a short illness. Thelma was the wife of Dennis Perry of Oak Hill, WV. The Perry family resided in Glen Alum from 1952-1959. Ms. Perry was born April 21, 1923, at Nuckols on Paint Creek in Kanawha County, WV. She was the 11th of 12 children and the last surviving child of Jessie Ann Clark and John Willis Dunaway. She was preceded in death by her son, Pfc. Larry B. Perry, in 1969 in South Vietnam. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, James and his wife, Jacqueline, of Beckley, Kathryn Toler and her husband, Jim, of Fayetteville and Shelby Perry of Richmond, Va. Graveside service was conducted on Thursday, August 14, 2003.

Alice Simpkins, 85, of Beech Creek, WV, passed away August 13, 2003. Alice was born October 22, 1917,in Glen Alum, WV to the late Andy Maynard and Augusta Daniels Maynard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Simpkins; sister Lottie Carter; and brother Ira Maynard. Surviving are her sons, Robert D. Simpkins of Beech Creek, and Danny Simpkins of Somerset, Ky; daughters, Carol Chumley of Scottsboro, Ala, Phyllis Daniels of Beech Creek, Ethel Vance of Scottsboro, Ala, and Doris Kerrigan of Orlando, FL; brother, Jack Maynard of Wheeling WV; sisters, Betty Simpkins of Delbarton, WV, and Nancy Elcho of Cincinnati, Ohio. Interment was at the Simpkins-Kennedy Cemetery, Right Hand Fork of Beech Creek, WV.

Willie Gibson, 65, of Wharncliffe, passed away Monday, July 28, 2003. Willie was born October 27, 1937, in Glen Alum, to Freeland Gibson of Glen Alum and the late Ruth Cantrell Gibson. In addition to his Mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Dotson Gibson, daughter, Loretta Jean Gibson, brother William Gibson, grandson Bruce Gibson Jr, and granddaughter Delores Gibson. Surviving are his three sons, Ricky of Baisden, WV, Dwain and Bruce of Wharncliffe, two daughters, Patty Bradford of Wharncliffe, and Billie Joe Lockard of Varney, WV; six brothers, Robert, Alfred and Carl of Wharncliffe, Layton of Glen Alum, Clark of Delbarton, and John of Marietta, Ohio; two sisters, Norma Bussey of Cartersville, Ga and Joyce Browning of Wharncliffe. Funeral services were held Wednesday, at the Ben Creek Pentecostal Church of God with burial following in the Dotson Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.

Myrtle Hatfield Mullins, 82, of Barboursville, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2003, in St. Mary?s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2003, at Chapman?s Mortuary with the Rev. Eugene R. Houck officiating. Entombment was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Wyoming County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Peter and Nancy Morgan Miller. She was also preceded in death by her two husbands, John S. Hatfield and Judge H. Mullins Sr.; several brothers; one sister; and two special granddaughters, Andrea Hatfield and Lisa Cline. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ruth Phipps of Barboursville, Sue and Herb Hatfield also of Barboursville and Loretta and John Maynard of Stone, Ky.; a son and daughter-in-law, Dallas and Sandi Hatfield of Leesburg, Fla.; a sister, Ruby Poe of Hollywood, Fla.; three grandchildren, Cindy Lester of Barboursville, Bryan Keith Hatfield of Greenville, S.C., and Johnie Maynard of Stone, Ky.; and four great-grandchildren, Josh and Natalie Lester and A.J. and Steven Cline. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at St. Mary?s Medical Center and her special caregivers, Judy and Mary Ann. Donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington.

Charles Sid Miller, age 56, of Laurel Creek, WV, passed away June 2,2003 at his home. Sid was born February 12,1947 at Glen Alum,WV, the son of the late Jess L. and Sadie Blankenship Miller. He was also preceded in death by a sister Lucy Mounts and two brothers, Thomas and Joseph Miller. He was a disabled truck driver and veteran. Survivors include his son, Charles S. Miller Jr., of Charlotte, NC, brothers Everette Miller of Charlotte, NC, Carl Miller of Walbash, IN., Arthur Miller of N. Manchester, IN, George Miller of Lawton, OK; sisters, Stella Burgess, of Indianapolis,IN, and Janice Chafin of Laurel Creek, WV. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Old Regular Baptist Church of Laurel Creek with burial following in the Chafin Cemetery at Lurel Creek, WV.

J. C. Lockard, age 72, of Wharncliffe, WV, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 in Ocala, FL. J.C. was born February 2, 1931 in Glen Alum, the son of the late Lucas and Mae Smith Lockard. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Cole Lockard of Wharncliffe, two daughters, Ronna Ann Wilson of Charlotte, N.C, and Barbara Wallace of Wharncliffe; one son, Jay Lockard of Wharncliffe; three sisters, Lois Wilson of Port St Lucie, FL, Deannie DeMars of Lincoln Park, MI and Vonceil Bruce of Ft. Pierce, FL; two brothers, Ronnie Lockard of Wharnclife and Ted Lockard of Blacklick, Ohio; two grandchildren, Mary Ann Wallace of Wharncliffe and Ryan Matthew Wilson of Charlotte, NC. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, WV with entombment to follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV.

Mildred Totten, age 83, of Bluefield, WV, died Wednesday, March 6,2003 in Bluefield. Mildred was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Adrian, WV, the daughter of the late E. H. and Virgie Shoulders Shannon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Totten and a foster son, Paul H. Shannon. She is survived by son, Robert L. Totten, four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 10, 2003 at the Mercer Funeral Home chapel with burial following in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Princeton, WV. Mildred and her family resided in Glen Alum for many years.



Paul May, age 79, of Wharncliffe, died Sunday, March 2, 2003. Paul was born in Glen Alum, the son of the late Matt and Lottie Cline May. He is survived by his wife, Eula Fay Scyphers May of Wharncliffe, four sons, Paul May Jr of Thomasville, NC, Buddy May of Richlands, Va, Bobby May of Wharncliffe, and Lucky May of New Castle, Va, two dughters, Debr Wolford of Wharncliffe, and Joan Lucas of King, NC. and one sister, Louise Stewart of Norfolk,Va. Funeral Services were held at the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church of God at Wharncliffe, with burial following in the Hatfield Cemetery at Wharncliffe.



DONALD SPENCE, age 77, of Wharncliffe, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003. Don was born at Glen Alum, the son of the late Hugh and Lona Spence. He is survived by wife Janice and son Randy. Funeral Services were held at the Ben Creek Pentecostal Church of God with burial following in the Ellis Cemetery at Wharncliffe.



ROBERT C. (BOBBY) CREWS, age 57, of Columbus, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. Bobby was the son of the late Robert Crews, and the grandson of the late Claude and Bash Crews. He was an employee of TFE Trucking Company. He is survived by his daughter, Bobbie (Chris) Board. Arrangements by DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, Canal Winchester, Oh.



LESTER EUGENE ADKINS, 66, of Huntington, husband of Stella Marie Adkins, died Thursday, December 19, 2002 at home. Also surviving are five sisters, Helen Simpkins of Richwood, Louise Simpkins of Rome, Ohio, Vivian Miller of Bedford, Va., Margaret Mahon of Meador and Martha Taylor of Logan, Ohio; and one brother, J.C. Adkins of Wharncliffe. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. today at Beard Mortuary, Huntington; burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington..



REV. KESSIE MILLER,76, of Brunswick, Ohio died April 4, 1994, at the home of her son, Bobby Miller. Kessie was Born June 6, 1917 at Matewan, WV, daughter of the late Walter and Harriett Harmon Gibson. She was preceded in death by her husband John Miller; infant daughter, Dinah Esther Miller; brothers, L. T. Gibson, Urcil Gibson and Clifford Gibson; and a sister, Rena Hatfield. Survivors include sons, John Miller, Jr. of Midland, Texas, Granville Miller of Augusta, GA, The Rev. Bobby Miller of Brunswick, Ohio; daughters Abby Gail Strouse of Amelia, Ohio, Charlotte Davis of Norfolk, VA: sisters Pearl Spence of Flatswood, KY, Nadine Merchant of Berkley Springs, WV, Verna Mae Lester of Baisden, WV, Dorothy Boman of Richmond, VA. Funeral services were held at the Wharncliffe Church of God with Burial following in the Beech Fork Cemetery, Wharncliffe, WV.

Marine Pfc. Larry Bruce Perry,19, died at Quang Nam province, Vietnam on November 16, 1969. Pfc. Perry was born at Collinsdale in Fayette County on March 3, 1950. He was the son of Dennis and Thelma Perry of Oak Hill, WV. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother James Perry and his sisters Katheryn Toler and Shelby Perry. Services were held on November 28 at Vance-Jackson Mortuary Chapel. Military burial followed at Highlawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill. Larry attended Glen Alum Grade School for three years in the mid 1950's. We give special recognition to Marine Pfc. Larry Bruce Perry as he gave his life for all of us.

Pearl L. France, 69, of Columbus, OH., passed away on July 24, 1986 in Columbus, OH. Pearl was a retired coal miner and veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, and sons William David of the residence, Langley of Varney, WV.; daughters, Shirley Downie of Obetz, OH, Lovella Browning and Nancy Hensley both of Varney, WV.; brothers John Maynard, Earl Maynard and Thomas Maynard and Arthur France; sisters, Dollie Bailey, Norma Taylor, Versey, and Betty. Funeral Services were held at the Pentecostal Church of God, 1101 Obetz Rd, Columbus, OH. Interment followed at the Arlington Memory Gardens.

William Croaff Jr., 64, of Varney, WV, passed away August 14, 1989. Billy was born June 4, 1924, Funeral Services were held at the Chafin Funeral Home at Delbarton with burial following in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY.

Emma Ferrell,98, of Dandridge, TN, passed away October 14, 1998 at the Lakeway Regional Hospital in Dandridge, TN. Emma was born on May 23, 1900 in Okeefe, WV. Funeral Services were held at the Mounts Funeral Home in Gilbert with burial following at the Beechfork Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.

ARTHUR HOWARD SPARKS,81, of Wharncliffe, son of the late Robert and Missouri Prater Sparks, Sr. and the husband of Opal McCoy Sparks, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at home. Also surviving are six sons, Arthur Sparks, Jr. of Virginia, Leonard Sparks, Charles Sparks, David Sparks and Gary Sparks, all of Wharncliffe, and Donnie Sparks of St. Albans, WV; seven daughters, Virginia Brazwell of York Town, VA, Maggie Trepasso of Glousler, VA, Kathy Hatfield of Coal Mountain, WV, Jackie Baisden of Delbarton, Susie Christian of Hampden, WV, Joann Cline and Barbara Simpkins, both of Wharncliffe,WV; two brothers, Robert and James Sparks of Wharncliffe; two sisters, Goldie Dotson of Varney WV and Mary Lou Lawson of Dobson, NC; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at the Faith Church of God at Wharncliffe, with burial in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, WV.



WANDA CAROL (CALLAWAY) SMITH,54, of Newburg, MD. daughter of Lake Browning Callaway and the late Richard B. Callaway, and the wife of David Michael Smith SR died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at the Washington Hospital Center. Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include son, David M. Smith of Bel Alton, MD; daughter, DeAnna Smith Swann of Newburg, MD; brother, James A. Callaway of Wharncliffe; Sisters, Reita Ball of Augusta, GA, Linda Denton of Lusby, MD, Kathy Johnson of Chicago, IL., Betty Callaway of Gilbert, WV. Funeral Services were held at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, with burial in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.



CLIFFORD CLAYTON CREWS,68, of Lynn,WV, son of the late Claude and Bash Crews, died February 4, l997, at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He is survived by his former wife Pearl Crews of Williamson, WV; son Danny Keith Crews, Williamson, WV; two daughters Doris A. Preece of Logan, WV and Darby K.Varney of Niceville, FL. and four grandchildren. Funeral Services were held in Matewan, WV. Burial was in the Adkins Cemetery at Delbarton, WV



DANNY KEITH CREWS,41, of Williamson, WV, son of Cynthia Pearl Crews of Williamson and the late Clifford C. Crews, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, in the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV from injuries received in a hit and run accident in Putnam County, WV. In addition to his Mother, he is survived by companion, Nancy Bowen, Rockwell, NC; sisters, Doris A. Preece, Logan, WV and Darby K. Varney, of Niceville, Fl. Funeral services were held at the Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, WV, with burial following in the Adkins Cemetery, Delbarton, WV.



CYNTHIA PEARL CREWS,41, of Williamson, WV, daughter of the late Roland Thomas and Emma Jane Phillips McCoy, died May 11, 2002, in the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV. She was preceded in death by former husband, Clifford Crews and son Danny Keith Crews. She is survived by two daughters, Doris A. Preece of Logan, WV, and Darby K. Crews-Cairns of Niceville, Fl; grandchildren George Harman and Aaron Preece of Logan, WV, Matthew and Jessica Varney of Niceville, Fl, a sister Annamae Bartosh of Bangor, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, WV, with burial following in the McCoy Cemetery at Burnwell, Ky.



RUBY LOIS MILLER,63, of Wharncliffe, WV, daughter of the late Curtis Dotson and Melda Dotson Cloud, died March 12, 1992, at home. She is survived by her husband, Bill Miller; Daughter, Sheila Miller: and one grandson, all of Wharncliffe, WV. Funeral Services were held at the Wharncliffe Church of God, Wharncliffe, WV. with burial following in the Dotson Cemetery, Wharncliffe,WV.



EMMER LEE DOTSON,75, of Delbarton, WV, husband of Goldie Sparks Dotson, died May 3, 1999 in Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, WV. Also surviving are two daughters, Shirley Hatfield and Delana Gibson, and two sons Larry and Jerry Dotson. Emmer was preceded in death by son Darrell Dotson. Funeral services were held at Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, WV, with burial following in Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, Hampden, WV.



ROBERT P. (BOBBY) SWAFFORD,51, of Pana, IL, son of the late Thomas and Magdalene Swafford died April, 13, l994. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery, Wharncliffe, WV.



LACEY DANIELS SPARKS,71, of Wharncliffe, WV, died April 24, l993 in Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital, S. Williamson, Ky. She is survived by her former husband, Robert Sparks,Jr., Sons Carl, Charles, and Lowell, Daughters Carol Blevins and Connie Justice. Funeral Services were held at the Free Pentecostal Church of Beech Creek, with burial following in the Kennedy Cemetery, Beech Creek, WV.



WILLIAM (BILL) NICHOLS,62 of Wharncliffe, WV, died January 9, 1978, in the Man Appalachian Regional Hospital, Man, WV. Bill is survived by his wife Doris, two sons, Richard and Bobby Nichols, three daughters, Essie Sparks, Doris Mae Griner, and Nancy Sue Swarthout. Funeral services were held at the Wharncliffe Church of God, with burial following at the Glen Alum Cemetery.



NANCY SUE NICHOLS SWARTHOUT,daughter of the late Bill and Doris Nichols, died May 29,1992, in Memphis, TN, She is survived by her husband, Timothy Swarthout of Bartlet, TN, Daughter, Dara Cormack of Columbus, Ohio, Son, Jarred Swarthout of Memphis, TN, brothers Richard and Bobby Nichols, sisters Essie Dawn Sparks and Doris Mae Griner. Funeral services were held at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home with burial following in the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Munster, Indiana.



ROBERT (BOBBY) NICHOLS,59, of High Point, NC, son of the late Bill and Doris Nichols, died October 22, 1996 in the High Point Regional Hospital He is survived by his wife Lucy Parker Nichols, two sons Phillip and Robbie, brother Richard, and sisters Essie Dawn Sparks and Doris Mae Griner. Funeral Services were held at the HIS Family Church with burial following in the Gilford Memorial Park Cemetery in High Point, NC.



JACK W. KENT,81, of Abingdon, VA, son of the late O.T. and Olivene Kent, died September 28,2002, at his residence. Survivors include three daughters, Jacqualine Bott, Dottie O'Quinn and Susan Lloyd, of Abingdon, VA., one son Tom, one sister Susan Marvin of Marietta, Ohio, Funeral services were conducted at the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon.



THOMAS LEE SPARKS,51, son of the late Robert and Missouri Sparks, died in Lexington, KY, on August 31, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Irene, sons, Thomas Lee, Jr, Gregory, and Kriston, and 4 daughters, Tammy, Patricia , Lisa, and Alibia. Funeral services were held at his residence in Grethel, KY, with burial following at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Inez, KY.



RAYMOND MILLER,77, of Wharncliffe, WV, died February 8, 1995, at Logan General Hospital, Logan, WV. Survivors include his wife Vivian, daughter Linda, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Wharncliffe Church of God with burial following in the Toler Cemetery at Wharncliffe, WV.

Hattie P. Aker,85, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away February 21, 1997, in Logan General Hospital, Logan WV. Born June 8, 1911, at Wharncliffe, she was the daughter of the late J.C. Bragg Sr. and Mary Hatfield Bragg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Aker, one son, Gayle Aker, one daughter June Aker, four brothers, Hayse, Homer, Lincoln, and S.U.G. Bragg and one sister, Mable Elkins. Survivors include one son, Wilburn Ray Aker of Panama City, FL; four daughters, Barbara Justice and Judith Hatfield of Wharncliffe, Patricia Walker of Kalamazoo, MI, and Wendy House of Sneads Ferry, NC; one brother, Rev. J.C. Bragg Jr. of Wharncliffe, one sister, Helen Cole of Wharncliffe; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel of Gilbert, WV. Burial followed in the Bragg Cemetery at Hampden, WV.

William Ray Aker,85, of Wharncliffe, WV, passed away April 8, 1989 at Logan General Hospital, Logan, WV. Born May 1, 1903 in Atkins, VA, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Ellen White Aker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, June Aker, and infant son Gayle Aker; two brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Hattie P. Bragg Aker, one son, Wilburn Ray Aker, Panama City, FL, four daughters, Barbara Justice and Judith Hatfield of Wharncliffe, Wendy House of Sneads Ferry, NC, and Patricia Walker of Kalamazoo, MI; one sister Margaret Funk, Atkins, VA; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 11, 1989 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WV. Burial followed in the Bragg Cemetery at Hampden, WV.

Delores June Aker,18, of Glen Alum, WV, passed away August 26, 1948, in Logan Hospital, Logan, WV. June was born July 17, 1930 at Glen Alum and was the daughter of William Ray and Hattie Bragg Aker. She was preceded in death by one infant brother, Gayle; maternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Bragg and paternal grandparents Robert and Mary Ellen White Aker. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandfather, J.C. Bragg and by one brother Wilburn Ray Aker; four sisters, Barbara Ellen, Edith Wendell, Patricia Ann, and Judith Karen all of the home. Funeral services were held on August 29, 1948 at the Glen Alum Methodist Church with interment following in the Bragg Cemetery at Hampden, WV.

THE PRINCESS --TO JUNE

The Princess walked the path, For short hours with all;
And never, never brought out wrath, or hoped for human fall.
She smiled and won the hearts, and spoke and calmed the day;
Such a joy her kind imparts, she'll never go away.
We, of Glen Alum, knew her near and far, as the shining golden ray,
From our bright guiding star, her deeds, her ways, her smile will stay.
Despair not, oh, friends of hers! This day she has won new glory.
Within many a heart there stirs, glowing words of her story.
The image shall remain, memories shall increase,
Those who knew her shall keep thoughts of her in rest and peace,
Until they to her shall creep.

Signed,
A VERY DEAR FRIEND,
Emerson Boyd

NOTE: THIS PAGE IS DESIGNED IN HONOR OF GLEN ALUM RESIDENTS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY. PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION OF ANY OBITUARY YOU WOULD LIKE TO LIST ON THIS PAGE. THE RECENT DEATH NOTICES WILL BE LISTED FIRST, HOWEVER FOR THE INFORMATION OF ANYONE WHO MIGHT VISIT THE PAGE, WE WILL INCLUDE PAST DEATH NOTICES.

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