2008-2009 WV, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi , WV,         Transcribed by Jim @ Blankenshipweb.com

Blankenship, Earnest W.   58, 18Feb1950 - 05Aug2008,          (72),                                                 WV-233-76-0070

Blankenship, Elvia B.        75, 18Mar1932 - 24Feb2008,          (72),                                                 WV-235-56-7263

Blankenship, Ethel L.        55, 17Feb1954 - 23Oct2009,           (72),                                                 WV-235-82-0009

Blankenship, Frances V.    70, 20Jun1938 - 03Feb2009,            (72),                                                 WV-235-58-7438

Blankenship, Harold J.      29, 04Nov1978 - 22Jan2008,           (72),                                                 WV-235-19-5145

Blankenship, Justin J.        31, 13Feb1978 - 27Sep2009,           (72),                                                 WV-236-23-2431

Blankenship, Kane P.        00, 08Sep2008 - 02Mar2009,          (72),                                                 WV-234-55-0578

Blankenship, Lola              73, 23Jul1935 - 17Sep2008,            (72),                                                 WV-235-86-6384

Blankenship, Luther J.       46, 11Mar1962 - 24Dec2008,          (72),                                                 WV-234-06-6273

Blankenship, Olive L.        90, 08Jul1918 - 30Mar2009,            (72),                                                 WV-234-02-6216

Blankenship, Phyllis          64, 01Sep1945 - 15Dec2009,           (72),                                                 WV-234-74-4796

Blankenship, Susie S.        87, 14Feb1922 - 13Aug2009,          (72),                                                 WV-236-15-2315

Blankenship, Terry W.      11, 07Jul1998 - 18Jul2009,              (72),                                                 WV-235-45-6682

 

Boone                                                                                                                

 

+2008, Danville, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Coal Valley News (Madison, WV) - April 15, 2008

Carol Jean Blankenship Kirby, 70, of Danville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2008, after a long illness and a courageous fight, with her family by her side. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Darrell Searls of Madison, who loved having her in their home. She attended Wharton Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved her family dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Kirby; and daughter, Carol Ann Kirby; her parents, Mattie Chambers and Herbert Blankenship; and a brother, Larry Chambers.

She is survived by daughters, Patricia and Darrell Searls of Madison, Charlene Linville of Winfield and fiancé Carl Means; sons, Randall and Jill Kirby of Morrisvale, Dale and Tia Kirby of Madison, Michael and Rena Kirby of Woodville; three brothers, Greg and Linda Chambers of Danville, Drannon and Laura Chambers and Buell Chambers of Pleasant Lake, Ind.; special ex-son-in-law, Scottie Linville; ten grandchildren, Christi Linville, Alicia Lambert and husband James, Bridget and Christina Searls, Amanda Breeden and husband Wesley, Meranda Kirby, Jordan Kirby, Dustin Kirby and fiancée Alicia, Megan Kirby and Haylae Donevant; three great-grandchildren, Brett and Emily Lambert and Aiden Breeden; special friend and sister-in-law, Helen Kirby; and special aunt, Elsie Cooper.

The funeral service was Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Darrell Searls, Allen Harvey and Luke Jowett officiating. Burial followed in Danville Memorial Park, Danville.

[SSDI  15Sep1937 - 04Apr2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Low Gap, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Coal Valley News (Madison, WV) - September 9, 2009

Carl Lee Frye, 54, of Low Gap, near Madison, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. Born March 23, 1955, in Logan, he was the son of the late Floyd and Spicie Sizemore Frye.

Carl was also preceded in death by two brothers Franklin Frye and Edwin "Buck" Frye; and two sisters, Nancy Margaret and Juanita (Frye) Brown. Mr. Frye was a self-employed computer technician.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Stanley Stevenson of Hewett; son, Timothy Michael Frye of Tennessee; brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Pat Frye of Low Gap and Ralph D. Frye of California; sisters, Audrey D. Blankenship of North Carolina and Brenda Little of Tennessee; grandsons, Timothy, Jordan, Brayden, Triston, and Bryce; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 6 at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with Stanley Stevenson officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Nellis, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - January 11, 2008

Destiny Marie Caldwell- Blankenship, infant daughter of Erica Caldwell and Allen Blankenship of Nellis, was stillborn Jan. 8, 2008, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Alfonso and Amber Smith of Ridgeview, and George and Mabel Caldwell of Nellis; paternal great-grandparents, William "Bill" and Hilda Blankenship of Marmet.

Also surviving are brother, Austin of Nellis; maternal grandparents, Dave and Evelyn Caldwell of Nellis; paternal grandparents, Tommy and Brenda Lovings of Big Chimney, and Mike and Jackie Blankenship of Loudendale; paternal great-grandparents, Gerling and Jeanette Hughey of Big Chimney; uncles, Roger Smith of Charleston, Tony Caldwell of Charleston, Jonathan Smith of Nellis and Cordell Blankenship of Loudendale; and aunt, Cassie Blankenship of Loudendale.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Pastor Richard Harold officiating. Burial will follow in Kinder Cemetery, Brushton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Quinland, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - November 20, 2009

Dorothy May Burns, 80, of Quinland, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. She was born April 14, 1929, at Weeksbury, Ky., and was the daughter of the late Rev. Jim and Daisy Elizabeth Ramsey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul Eugene Burns; daughter, Betty Ruth Burns; sisters, Grace Blankenship and husband King, Helen Jarrell and husband Joe, Jackie McKinney; and brother, Jimmy Ramsey.

Dorothy was a Christian and a member of Quinland Freewill Baptist Church. She loved going to church, visiting friends, singing and being with her family. The one thing she wanted more than anything was for her family and friends to all be Christians so they could meet her in heaven someday.

Remaining here to cherish her memory are daughters and son-in-laws, Barbara and Arthur Nay of Quinland, and Nancy and Homer Parsley of Robinson; son and daughter-in-law Walter and Robin Burns of Quinland; brother-in-law Sennett McKinney of Quinland; grandchildren, Artie Nay and companion Missy Adkins, Gene Burns and wife Valerie, Dakota Burns and Cheyenne Parsley; great-grandson Jonathan Nay; and several nieces and a nephew.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Handley Funeral Home, Danville, W.Va., with the Rev. Roger Vance and Sennett McKinney officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens, Madison.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Quinland, Boone Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 20, 2009

Helen M. Ramsey Jarrell, 81, of Quinland, Boone County, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1927, in Betsy Lane, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Jim and Elizabeth Ramsey.

Mrs. Jarrell was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Joe" Jarrell; sisters, Grace Blankenship and Jackie McKinney; and brother, James F. Ramsey. Helen was the oldest member of Quinland Freewill Baptist and a former trustee.

 Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James David and Theresa Jarrell of Orange Park, Fla.; daughter, Sheryl Jarrell of Quinland; sister, Dorothy Burns; grandchildren, James D. (Misty) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lisa (Darren) Graf of Orange Park, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Daulton Jarrell, Deleany Jarrell, Jordyn Graf and Michael Graf; brother-in-law, Sennett McKenney; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with Larry Halley officiating. Burial will follow in Family Memorial Gardens, Madison.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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2008, Sutton, Braxton Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - October 24, 2008

Norene Mae DePugh, 82, of Sutton died October 22, 2008, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway. She was born June 30, 1926, in Glasgow and was a daughter of the late Marshall and Celeste Patton Adkins.

Also preceding her in death were her husband, James Davis DePugh; daughter, Delores DePugh; three sisters, Marcell Graham, Serena Gould and Sharon Graham; and two brothers, Elza Adkins and Cameron Adkins. She was a member of Little Laurel Baptist Church, Richwood, and attended Stump Chapel Baptist Church, Tesla. Norene was a retired nursing assistant at Sacred Heart Hospital, Richwood.

She is survived by two sons, James Davis DePugh and wife, Cindy, of Craigsville and Danny DePugh and wife, Chris, of Vienna; three daughters, Brenda Coffman and husband, Ronnie, of Little Birch, Sandra Little and husband, Mike, of Cowen and Glenna Coffey and husband, Bob, of Richwood; one sister, Victoria Blankenship and husband, Marvin, of Cedar Grove; special great-granddaughter, Haley Bosely; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and special caretaker, Nancy Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at Stump Chapel Baptist Church, Tesla, with the Rev. Larry Coffman officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Cedar Grove. Committal service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Virginia Chapel Church, Cedar Grove.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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2008, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 08, 2008

Bobby L. Morris, 67, of Barboursville, W.Va., joined Heaven's Choir on Sunday, January 6, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Don McMellon. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va.

He was born October 7, 1940, in Milton, W.Va., a son of the late Joseph and Hazel Reynolds Morris. He was retired from Special Metals (INCO) where he had 31 years of service. He was a member of Minerva Lodge #13 AF&AM Barboursville, whose members will conduct Masonic Graveside Rites. Bob's passions in life were gospel music. He started singing at a very young age with his family and continued singing with The Reynold's Family, The Waymarks, and The Journeymen. Bob also loved fishing, family and his dogs.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jeanette Blankenship Morris; one sister and brother-in-law, Evelene and Herb Christian of Chesapeake, Ohio; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Lou of Milton, W.Va., and Billy and Darlene of Ona, W.Va.; one sister-in-law, Marsha Poling and her husband Rick of Barboursville; and his mother-in-law, Lucille Blankenship of Barboursville; Sydney and Morgan Smith who brought many smiles to his face, several nieces and nephews, and his best buddies, Bandit, Lacey and Misty.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 17, 2008

David E. Rooper, 48, of Barboursville, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Dr. David Lemming. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

He was born December 27, 1959, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Lorene Cooper Rooper of Barboursville, and the late Rev. Jack Rooper. He was a building maintenance mechanic with the Charleston Fire Department and was a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marylee Robyn McCulloh Rooper, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Courtney Rooper of Ashland, Ky., and Scott and Jessica Rooper of Huntington; two sisters, Becky Ferguson of Huntington and Robin Ramey of South Point, Ohio; two brothers, Jack Rooper of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Victor Rooper of Hurricane, W.Va.; his paternal grandmother, Reba Rooper of Hurricane, W.Va.; two stepsons, Steven Ryan Lemaster of Pensocola, Fla., and Gary Todd Blankenship of Barboursville; a step-grandson, Steven Reese Lemaster; several aunts and uncles; and a special friend and caregiver, Michelle Ramey.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - July 30, 2008

Karen Kaye Jordon Blankenship Hughart Mullins, 59, of Barboursville, died July 21, 2008, at the St. Marys Hospital in Huntington, following a short illness. Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Eula Cart Jordon of Martha, Ky., and the late Clarence Jordon Jr.

Karen also was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann Davis. Karen was a disabled Registered Nurse, having last work at the Raleigh Center at Daniels. She was a graduate of the Ashland Community College in Ashland, Ky. She had made her home in Barboursville for the past two years, and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving: her children, Jessie Lee Blankenship and wife, Syonia, of Ravencliff, William Clarence Blankenship and wife, Donna, of Glen Rogers, Kathryn Humphrey and husband, Norman, of Willow Wood, Ohio, Carlos Howard Blankenship of Barboursville and Amanda Saunders and husband, Jack, of Kenova; a stepson, Marshall Lee Hughart and wife, Lisa, of South Point, Ohio; brothers, Timothy Jordon of Martha, Ky., and Gary Dale George of Crab Orchard; sisters, Mary Kathryn Fain of Lester, Tina McClung of Ohio, Barbara Davis of Saxon, Willa Jordon of Lester, and Susie Keeton of Martha, Ky.; 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were July 26 at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with the Rev. Dale Birchfield officiating. Burial followed in the Jordon Cemetery at Lester.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 01, 2009

Patrick D. Lipscomb, 59, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 30, 2009, at his residence surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, with Rev. Trent Eastman officiating. Interment follows at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

Rocky was born May 15, 1949, son of Glen Steele and Catherine Miller Lipscomb of Barboursville. Rocky retired from Steel of WV, after 36 years of service. He was a graduate of Barboursville High School and Devry Institute of Technology. A veteran of the U.S. Army from 1969 to1971, he served his country in Vietnam as an artillery Sergeant. He loved to hunt and fish with his friends and family.

Surviving Rocky are his wife, Donna Smith Lipscomb; two sons, Brandon Lipscomb (Laura Weitner) of Huntington, and Justin Lipscomb of Delaware, Ohio; a grandson, Lachlan Lipscomb of Delaware, Ohio; and two brothers, Mike Lipscomb (Marsha) of Chapin, S.C., and Tracy Lipscomb (Bonnie) of Barboursville. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Hospice of Huntington for the care given to Rocky. Pallbearers will be Jim Lee Blankenship, Patrick Blankenship, Matt Ash, Myron Cazad, Kenny Pierson and Rick Cary.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - April 27, 2009

Ella Adkins Bartram, 79, passed from the loving arms of her children and into the waiting arms of her beloved husband of 59 years, Leonard, on April 25, 2009. She was born January 16, 1930, to the late Lucian and Emma Adkins.

She was the devoted mother of Nova (Dale) Alberts, Joyce Jones, Ray (Dreama) Bartram, Susie (David) Bias and Randall Bartram; adored grandmother of Ginger (Pat) Blankenship , Amy Reynolds, Kara (Paul) Gibson, Kimberly (Reid) Kerr, Kevin (Tricia) Jones, Sarah Jones, Sheila Bartram, Todd Call, Jeffrey Call, Stephen (Rachel) Bias, Kelly (Robby) Skaggs and Warren and Philip Bartram; loved great-grandmother of 23; and a great-great-grandmother of one; dear aunt of Danny Adkins and Jones Ramsey; and a wonderful cousin of Barbara "Sissybug" Shepard.

Today, she is celebrating in Heaven with those that went before her: her parents; sisters and brother; her husband, Leonard Ray Bartram; grandsons, Michael Bartram and Jason Jones; and great-grandson, Cody Skaggs. She was a very special woman who had courage, strength and a generous and loving heart. She will be missed for as long as the grass grows and the water flows, forever and a day.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Bowen Cemetery, by Elder Delmer Adkins. There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary,

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Ronald Marion Grubbs, 62, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Monday, October 19, 2009, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Memorial service will be 8 p.m. Wedneseday, October 21, 2009, at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville. Mr. Grubbs was born December 26, 1946, in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late Clyde and Irene Hodges Grubbs. He was a retired banker.

Surviving Mr. Grubbs are a daughter, Melissa Grubbs of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Ronald Aaron Grubbs of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Clyde Grubbs of Huntington; a sister, Charlene Grubbs Blankenship of Milton, W.Va.; a grandson, Matthews Grubbs; and the mother of his children, Marsha Adkins.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at Henson Mortuary.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Culloden, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 8, 2008

Minnie Lee Mynes, 77, of Culloden entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Huntington Hospice House. She was born on Jan. 1, 1931, to the late Lenard and Elsie Sanson Blankenship.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland R. Mynes and a brother, James Leslie Blankenship.

She is survived by her two loving daughters, Donna Kay Glasko of Culloden and Conna May Bird and her husband, Robinson, of Hurricane; granddaughters, Amanda Nicole Johnson and her husband, Scott, of Hurricane and Heather Dawn Glasko of Charleston; great-granddaughter, Allison Nicole Oxley of Hurricane; sisters, Christine Edwards of St. Albans, Necil Stutler of New Haven; brothers, Harley "Harvey" Blankenship of St. Albans, Ronald Blankenship of Grafton, Ohio, and Gary Blankenship of St. Albans; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Stephen Neese and the Rev. Edwin Harper officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Hurricane.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jan 27, 2008

Harold "Jason" Blankenship, 29, of Huntington, W.Va., son of Autho and Hazel Blankenship, passed away at home Wednesday, January 23, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 06, 2008

Lowell L. Sharp, 72, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at noon Friday, March 7, 2008, in White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with the Rev. Phillip Bowen officiating. Entombment will follow.

He was born October 17, 1935, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Hazel Baumgardner Knight Corum. He was also preceded in death by a stepfather, Frank Knight. Lowell served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He retired from Pechiney Aluminum, Ravenswood, W.Va., after 43 years of employment. He was a kind and generous person who helped anyone in need. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by two sisters, Linda Blankenship of Lesage, W.Va., and Donna Bowman of Huntington; stepfather Edgar Corum of Huntington; nephew Troy Knight and his wife Tricia of Ashland, Ky.; niece, Sherry Blankenship of Lesage and great-niece Maggie A. Knight of Athalia, Ohio.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 25, 2008

Orvel Breeding, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 23, 2008, in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va., with Ministers Eddie Huston, Arnold Clary and Doctor Anthony Park officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Kenova.

He was born October 7, 1923 in Lavalette, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Willie Lucas Breeding, along with one sister, Hope Breeding and one brother, Bill Breeding. Orvel was saved in 1955 and he preached the gospel at the Huntington City Mission and the Huntington Gospel Chapel, of which he was a member. He retired from General Motors.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Rebecca Maynard Breeding; two beloved sons and daughters-in-law, David Lee and Betty Breeding of Rockwood, Mich., and Timothy and Lesa Breeding of South Point, Ohio; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one special granddaughter, Deneen Miller, who loved her Papaw; two sisters, Ruth Bailey and Peggy Lawson; three brothers, Woodrow Blankenship, Arthur and Stewart Breeding; several nieces and nephews and a host of family.

Special thanks to Doctor Anthony Park, Doctor Ann Conjura and Doctor Shawn Coffman and Darlene Edmonds. A special thanks to the nurses and the Hospice House and his in-home caregivers, Tonya, Rhonda and Janice.

Those serving as pallbearers will be Barry Sullivan, Anthony Park, Mike Love, Robert Miller, John Frasher and Kenny Quate. Acting as an honorary pallbearer is Weymouth McNeely.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 26, 2008

Marcella Hope Preece, 64, of Huntington, W.Va., left this life on Sunday, March 23, 2008, the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a 1963 graduate of Barboursville High School.

 She is survived by her mother, Louisa Adkins; three sisters, Pamela Blankenship, Aletha Spears (Lee), Beverly Adkins (Bobby) and a brother, Gary Preece. Marcie, as she was known to many, spent many years in what is now Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a kind-hearted and loving individual. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews as well as great-nieces, -nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will be in Marion Adkins Cemetery.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 01, 2008

Charles Robert Hartley, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Cornerstone Hospital of Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Frederick Kitchen officiating. Interment follows at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va.

He was born September 7, 1936, in Huntington, a son of the late Clyde and Opal Riggs Hartley. Mr. Hartley was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Artistech Chemicals after 40 years of employment. He was also a member of the VFW Post 9738 and the American Legion Post 16, and the United Steel Workers Local 721.

He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Jean Fogus of Huntington; one grandson, Roland Lykins III; two granddaughters, Andrea Lykins and Crystal Rice; one sister-in-law, Sue Davis; and brother-in-law, Paul Davis; special friends Christine Blankenship of North Carolina, Marilyn Adkins of Huntington, Ronald Kelley of Chesapeake, Ohio; and his dog, Blackie.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 03, 2008

Geneva Helen Jones, age 90, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008. She was born January 28, 1918, in Logan, W.Va., the youngest child of the late Ike and Nell Conley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Lucille Rowe, Harriet Cook, Virginia Dillon and Theodora Hall; two brothers, Arthur Conley and Lawrence Houck; her husband, Stanley Earl Jones; daughter Theodora "Teddy" Beadles; son Harold Bruce Jones and grandson Jason Wesley Jones.

She is survived by daughter Sharon Nell Boyer; sons Charles E. and wife Patricia A. Jones, Richard Conley Jones, David Lawrence and wife Linda L. Jones; step-daughters Mary Johnson and Carolyn Blankenship; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong resident of West Virginia and very proud of it. Mom's favorite phrase upon meeting visitors from another state was, "What do you think of MY BEAUTIFUL WEST VIRGINIA?" Then she would quickly interject, "And don't you say anything bad about my West Virginia." She was a wonderful caring mother. She was much loved by and will forever live in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and all who knew her. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Dr. Bob Ray. Burial will follow at Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Aug 21, 2008

Richard Audley Blankenship, 89, formerly of Huntington, husband of Virginia Breitenstein Blankenship, died Monday at his Rocky River, Ohio, home. He retied from Davis Wholesale/Fox Grocery. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Crook Chapel Church.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Sep 30, 2008

Ruby K. Camp, 90, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 28, 2008. Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Barboursville, W.Va., with Pastor Richard Sexton officiating.

She was born March 14, 1918, in Pikeville, Ky., a daughter of the late Harley Hamilton and Alma Blankenship Hamilton Mielke. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James H. Camp, two brothers, Ezra and Oscar Hamilton, and one sister, Irene Billingsley.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Essie Mae Keister of Florida, and Larry and Brenda Camp of Huntington; four grandchildren, Jared Camp, Sarah Barrett, Chris Keister and Eric Keister; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 03, 2008

Henry L. Baldwin, 68, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at St. Marys Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington.

He was born March 18, 1940, in South Williamson, W.Va., a son of the late Herman Jackson and Augusta Rice Baldwin. He was a former foreman at Duncan Box Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Gregory L. Baldwin; four brothers Chester, Herbert, Eugene and Thomas Baldwin; and three sisters, Caroline Baldwin, Lola Mae Morris and Eleanor Chafin.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry "Hank" Baldwin Jr. and his wife Denise Baldwin of Salt Rock, W.Va., Shawn and Randi Baldwin of Ashland, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Steve Frechette of Salisbury, Mass.; five grandchildren Heather Edwards of Salt Rock, Ashley Baldwin and Abigail Baldwin, both of Ashland, Kimberly Holley of Huntington and Jacob Lyons of Salisbury, Mass.; three great-grandchildren Ciera, Haley and Damion Smith; four brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Sally Baldwin of Apache Junction, Ariz., James and Gail Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio, Charley and Glenda Baldwin of Lancaster, Ohio and Fred and Donna Baldwin of Delbarton, W.Va.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Jose Reynolds of Hardy, Ky., Lula Fay and George Blankenship of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Augusta Fay Barton of Gallipolis, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Mae Baldwin and Penny Baldwin, both of Saginaw, Mich., and Linda Baldwin of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Glen Morris of Winchester, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 09, 2008

Robert Fred Sharp, 51, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Friday, November 7, 2008, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday , November 11, 2008, at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Rev. Darell Hager. Burial will follow in the Maple Hill Section of Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova. Fred was born on April 7, 1957, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Robert A. and Sylvia Rowe Sharp. His son, Michael Shane Sharp and a brother, Dewey Sharp, also preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Lana Midkiff Sharp; two sons, Shawn( Sherry) Sharp, Joe Sharp; and two daughters, Mendy Sharp and Tommy Meadows and Brooklynn Sharp, all of Huntington. In addition, two brothers, Brad (Mary) Sharp of Lavalette, W.Va., and Richard Bo Clark of Milton, W.Va.; and his mother-in-law, Peggy Messinger Pyles of Huntington; grandkids, Cory, Cody, Clayton (baby), Callie and Chloe Sharp, all of Huntington. Special friends, D.D. St. Clair, Dave Chaffin, Vincent Myers, Phillip Hager, Josh Riggs, Paul Wiley, Mikey Young, Tanner Arms, Brandon Blankenship, and Mike and Ralph Johnson, all of Huntington. A special sister-in-law, Sherry Lyell of Barboursville, W.Va., also survives him.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 20, 2008

J. Timothy "Tim" Poore, 63, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away suddenly on November 16, 2008, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, surrounded by loved ones to whom he devoted his life. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church, where he was a member, with The Rev. John D. Stonesifer officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington.

Tim was born September 13, 1945, in Williamson, W.Va., a son of the late Joseph W. Poore and Sue Blankenship Poore Staker and Judge Robert J. Staker of Huntington. He was the loving husband of Sandy Poore to whom he was married for forty-two years. He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Julie and Cary Hatfield of Forest Hills, Kentucky and Amy Poore of Charlotte, North Carolina; two special granddaughters Alexandra and Madison, for whom he was their best buddy; a brother, Seth Staker of Charleston, W.Va.; "brothers" Jim and Bill Montgomery of Florida; and numerous other relatives, friends, and co-workers. He would not want us to forget to mention his family pets Daisy, Molly, Cooper and Mickey.

He was a graduate of Williamson High School, Marshall University, and North Carolina Central University School of Law. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve and served in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Control and Warning Operator before pursuing studies for a career in law. A member of state and local bar associations, he was in private law practice, served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Mingo County, and City Attorney for Williamson, W.Va. He was currently an attorney with the WV Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, Legal Division. Professionally he lived his belief that the law should be a gentlemen's practice. Tim was a gentle, caring, and giving man who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. May he find peace, love, and warmth in God's care.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 30, 2008

Georgie Scott Brown departed this life November 28, 2008, looking forward to a grand reunion in Heaven. She is the widow of Clarence Brown, whom she shared 55 years of marriage before his passing in May 2002. From this union there were three children, Patty Gale Maynard-Perry, David Clarence and Virginia "Ginny" Merle Blankenship. Georgie was born September 7, 1922 to the late Julius and Polly "Sissy" Hatfield Scott of Hardy, Kentucky. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son, David Clarence Brown; a son-in-law, James C. Maynard; a great granddaughter, Whitlee Brooke Terrill; and a step-great grandson, Jeremy Allen Maynard; brothers, Erman, Pete, Sherman, Charley, John B. and Bankie H.; and sisters, Maudie Jane Stanley and Marry Magdalene Blackburn.

She is survived by her daughters, a son-in-law Ermil Dale Perry; grandchildren, Pamela Gale Mann and husband Joshua, Deborah Lynn Terrill and Fiance Berry A. Preece, Jared Adam Blankenship, Joseph Austin Blankenship and four great- grandchildren Christopher S. Nelson, Courtney Gale Nelson, Brandon K. Elliott and Alexis Lynn Terrill; step grandchildren, Jeffrey (Michelle) Maynard, Sharon Maynard, Darrell Maynard, Renick "Ric" Perry, A. Scott (Missy) Perry and great-grandchildren, Amen Alan Perry, Renick "Ren" Perry, Savannah Grace Perry, Nicholas Owen Perry, James Curtis "J.C." and Justin Jarett Maynard; one sister Virginia Fern Brown; a very special sister-in-law Muriel Salyers; a brother-in-law Alvis (Leona) Brown; sisters-in-law Louise Brown and Gladys Brown and a host of nephews, nieces and friends. Also a very special person, Kristian Carol Crum, who became a very important part of her life during her extended illness

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 02, 2008

The Hon. Robert J. Staker, 83, of Huntington, husband of Sue Blankenship Staker, died Sunday at Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. He was the retired Senior Judge of the U.S. Southern District Court. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, Huntington; burial at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 2, 2008

The Honorable Robert J. Staker, Federal Judge, 83, of Huntington, formerly of Williamson, went to be with his Lord Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 4, at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Monty Brown officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Judge Staker was born February 14, 1925, at Kermit, and was a son of the late Frederick G. Staker Sr., and Nada Frazier Staker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, J. Timothy Poore; and his three brothers, Fred G. Staker Jr., Dr, Norman Staker and Zane Grey Staker.

Judge Staker served his country in the U. S. Navy. Judge Staker attended both Marshall University and West Virginia University and received his law degree from West Virginia College of Law in 1952. Judge Staker committed himself to serving the people of West Virginia as a member of the legal profession. He practiced law in Williamson, WV from 1952 until 1968. He served as prosecuting attorney for Mingo County and served as judge of the Circuit Court of Mingo County from 1969 until 1979, when he assumed the office as judge of the United States District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia in Huntington, appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. He continued his career by becoming a senior judge on January 1, 1995, and continued as senior judge until his retirement in 2005.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sue Blankenship Staker; a son, Donald Seth Staker of Charleston; a brother, Donald (Patsy) Staker of Huntington; sister, Virginia Chrisman of Mountain View, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Sandy Poore of Huntington; two granddaughters, Julie (Cary Lee) Hatfield of Williamson and Amy Poore of Charlotte, N.C.; and two great-granddaughters, Alexandra Poore and Madison Hatfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 12, 2008

Karlene S. Blankenship, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., wife of Charles "Chuck" Blankenship, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born February 3, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Carl and Natalie Snyder Spohn. She was retired from ACF Industries. She was an avid bowler and belonged to the American Bowling Congress. She graduated from Huntington High School and Marshall University.

 In addition to her husband Chuck, she is survived by four children and their spouses, Steve and Cindy Blankenship of San Antonio, Texas, Jeff and Sandy Blankenship of Sugarland, Texas, Lori Anderson of Huntington and David and Kathy Blankenship of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren, Clayton and Nathan Blankenship, Kayla Blankenship, Kim Lopez, Joshua and his wife Heather Vergenz, Jeremy Vergenz, Eric Messersmith, Charlie and Kathryn Blankenship; one brother, Tom and his wife Carolyn Spohn of West Jefferson, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 11, 2008

Karlene S. Blankenship, 71, of Huntington, wife of Charles Blankenship, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Medical Center. She retired from ACF Industries. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Reger Funeral Home. There are no funeral services scheduled.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 19, 2008

Audrey Wendell Adkins, 76, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 17, 2008. She was born May 9, 1932, in Huntington, a daughter of the late James Henry Ratcliff and Charity Marie Lewis Ratcliff. Three sisters, Haddie Ratcliff, Omie Barker and Ted Elkins, also preceded her in death, along with one brother, Buck Ratcliff and one half brother, Willie Davis. Audrey was a retired nurse's aide and attended Crossroads Baptist Church and Lavalette Baptist Church. She loved reading the Bible, enjoyed cooking and cherished her time with her family.

 Survivors include her loving husband, John Adkins; six daughters, Kay Kennedy of Huntington, Linda Miller of Atlanta, Ga., Frances Hall and husband Jim of Huntington, Janet Blankenship and husband Eddie of Wayne, W.Va., Marsha Seigle and husband Alden of Prichard, W.Va., and Kathy Bais and husband Keith of Huntington; four sons, Jerry Browning of Huntington, Greg Adkins and wife Karen of Wayne, Johnny Adkins and wife Susan, and Okie Adkins and wife Debbie, all of Huntington. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren, including special granddaughter Renee Kennedy of Huntington; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Ratcliff and wife Patty of Huntington; special friends from Hospice and the St. Mary's Home Health team, and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Elder Jimmy Lester officiating. Burial will follow at Bowen Cemetery, Beech Fork.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Blankenship, Woodrow W.

Woodrow W. Blankenship, 90, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the Huntington Veterans Affairs Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Brother Roger Smith. Burial will follow at Mays Cemetery at Lavalette. He was born February 20, 1918, in Wayne County, a son of the late Enoch and Willa Lucas Blankenship. He was a retired carpenter for the VA Medical Center in Huntington, and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a charter member of the Truth Independent Baptist Church, and was also a member of Wayne Masonic Lodge No. 18, AF & AM, Royal Arch Mason, Knights Templar Commandry No. 9 in Huntington, and VFW Post 1064 in Huntington. Two brothers, Orville Breeding and Bill Breeding, and a sister, Hope Breeding, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Sifford Blankenship; two daughters, Bev Burgess and husband Rick, and Aurellia Smith and husband Roger, all of Lavalette, W.Va.; two sisters, Ruth Bailey of Huntington, W.Va., and Peggy Colley of Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Arthur Breeding and wife Gladys of South Point, Ohio, and Stewart Breeding and wife Jettie of Huntington, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Amanda Burgess of Beckley, W.Va., Rachel Merritt and husband Isaiah, Alex Smith, and Jacob Smith, all of Lavalette, W.Va.; and one great-granddaughter, Isabella Rose Merritt. Pat Kizzee will be an honorary pallbearer. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Morris Funeral Home.

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2008, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

The Herald-Dispatch, (Huntington, WV) - December 21, 2008

Mrs. Christine M. Hermance, 59, of Huntington, died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Hermance was born May 3, 1949 in Hudson, Ny. to the late Paul and Julia Rollins.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Gordon Hermance, three daughters Sabrina Blankenship, Melissa (Kyle) Newman, Nichole Hermance and a special friend John Williams; two granddaughters, Natashia (Michael) Hanshaw and Torrie Leah Blankenship ; sister, Joan McMann; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Ellie Hermance; brother-in-law, Willis VanAlphan; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She loved her children and her granddaughters very much.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hermance will be Monday, December 22, 2008, at 11a.m. at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with Arnold Sullivan officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Feb 18, 2009

Odey Crabtree went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2009. He was born on May 18, 1936 in Huntington, W.Va., Odey gained fame as a country western singer starring in The Saturday Nite Jamboree and Hayloft Time with his sister Retha. He appeared in many TV and radio shows in the Tri-State area for over 20 years. Odey moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1970. He and his wife, Helen owned and operated Mark VII Advertising and First Video Productions.

Odey was preceded in death by his father, George B. Crabtree and mother Rosa Sansom Crabtree, and sister Theldia Blankenship. Odey is survived by his loving wife Helen Clark Crabtree, son Mark and wife Susan, son Brad and wife Berta and grandchildren Brandon, Indy and Bethany, and sisters, Esta Spears and Retha Neale and husband Jay, and brothers-in-law Marlin Clark of West Virginia and Kenneth Clark and wife Beverly of Texas.

Funeral service will be held noon, February 19, 2009, at Sunset Funeral Home, San Antonio, Texas.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 22, 2009

Betty Jo Weller Goodall, 84, of Huntington, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009, by Dr. Paul D. Russell, at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park.

Betty Jo was born March 31, 1925, in Huntington, daughter of the late Arthur Camden and Addah Glotfelty Weller. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Goodall, two brothers, Richard A. Weller and Robert M. Weller and two stepsons, Robert and Mickey Goodall.

She retired from Martha White Foods as office manager in 1983. Betty Jo was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1946, where she served on various committees through the years. She was a volunteer at the Cabell County Library, assisting with the semi-annual book sales. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for many years.

Survivors include two nieces, Janice (James) Blankenship of Florida, Frances (Leroy) Bennett of Athens, Ohio; two nephews, Michael (Lindy) Weller of Grayson, Ky., Joseph (Shirley) Weller of Washington; a step-daughter, Dorothy Gibson of California; several great-nephews and a great-niece. She was loved by her church family and very special longtime friends, Karen and Fred Alexander, Donna and Dennis Brumfield and Myrtle Mancini.

She was blessed with excellent caregivers, Evelyn Skeens, Ruby Davis, Millie Christian and Pauline Bradbury, nurses and staff of Hospice and several close neighbors. She will be missed by all who knew her.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 03, 2009

Blankenship, Linda

Millard J. Deweese, 41, of, Huntington, W.Va., died Friday, May 29, 2009, at St. Mary's Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted 6 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009, at the American Legion Post 177, 6024 Route 60 E, Huntington, and also at 1 p.m. Sunday June 7, 2009, at the Ayers Cemetery, Smithville, W.Va.

Millard was born June 3, 1967, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., a son of Millard A. Deweese of Washburn, W.Va., and the late Edith L. Ayers Deweese. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in Desert Storm. He was preceded in death by one brother Eber H. Deem.

Additional survivors include his wife Christine Deweese of Scottown, Ohio; one daughter, Josephine Spears of Huntington; two sons, Millard Deweese of Huntington and Michael Deweese of Chesapeake, Ohio; two sisters, Pamela Tichnell of Washburn, W.Va., and Teresa True of Little River, S.C.; three brothers, Mark R. and Gary D. Deem, both of Huntington and Bryan R. Deem of Nashville, Tenn.; and his mother-in-law, Linda Blankenship of Huntington.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 07, 2009

Willia M. Blankenship, 68, of Huntington, W.Va., widow of Samuel Blankenship, passed away Monday, October 5, 2009, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Bill Blankenship. Burial will follow in Wheeler Cemetery, Blaine, Ky.

She was born December 2, 1940, in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter and Lucille Wheeler Thompson. She was a very loving mother that enjoyed puzzles and her two dogs, Sniffles and Jack, and was an avid bowler and camper. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Doug Blankenship, a sister, Phyllis Vincent and a great-aunt Nola Abrams.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Shanna Blankenship of Huntington and Pete Moore of Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Brad Tressler of Ashland, Ky., and Samantha and Mark Ash of Huntington; five grandchildren, Chris Hatten and his wife Donna, Samuel Ash, Candis Blankenship, Alexis Moore and Brandy Moore; a great-grandson, Trey Blankenship; a special niece, Sue Venoy and a special friend, Noah Salyers.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary,

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Irma I. Blankenship, 83, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, November 8, 2009, in King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Ridgelawn Memorial Park Chapel, Huntington, where burial will follow.

She was born October 4, 1926, in Anna, Ill., a daughter of the late John and Lydia Trees Haire. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Blankenship; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Manus; and two brothers, Jesse D. Haire and Arthur L. Haire. She was a member of Highlawn Church of Christ and was employed by Chapman Printing Company of Huntington from 1979 until her retirement in May, 2009.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet Jarrell of Chesapeake, Ohio and Ann Reynolds and her husband Craig of Rocky Mount, N.C.; one son, Charlie Blankenship and his wife Joni of Hurricane, W.Va.; three sisters, Vera Colboth, Maye Stout and Faye Eaves, all of Illinois; three brothers, Charles Haire, John Haire and Lowell Haire, all of Illilnois; five grandchildren, Dr. Matthew LeMaster, DO, of Brideport, W.Va., Brian LeMaster of Greenville, N.C., Justin Reynolds of Greenville, N.C. and Ryan and Seth Jarrell of Chesapeake, Ohio; and two great- granddaughters, Lydia LeMaster and Katelyn Reynolds.

Friends may call from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the cemetery chapel. Beard Mortuary, Huntington is in charge of arrangements.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary,

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Hobert Asbury, 91, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, December 14, 2009, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Paul Holton and Pastor Ralph Houck. Entombment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens Christus Mausoleum.

He was born February 11, 1918, in East Lynn, W.Va., a son of the late Charley and Virginia Jackson Asbury. He retired from Tri-State Transit Authority, was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Carlton Lee Asbury II, three brothers, Glen, Fred and J.B. Asbury, and one sister, Ilva Merritt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mildred Blankenship Asbury; one daughter, Vickie Parsons and her husband Doug of Loxahatchee, Florida; one son, Carlton Lee Asbury and his wife Sherry of Ona, W.Va.; one sister, Jewell Breeding of Charleston, W.Va.; one brother, Clyde (Lenore) Asbury of Huntington, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Cameron Simmons, Todd Simmons, Tiffani (Kevin) McElwain, Jonathan (Cassie) Asbury, Donald Parsons and Amanda (Bill) Ulrich; and six great-grandchildren, Brittany Simmons, Aaron McElwain, Samuel McElwain, Jake Asbury, Christian Ulrich and Zachary Ulrich.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Nov 30, 2008

Margaret Lois Stutler, 67, of Ona, died Friday, November 28, 2008, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2008 at Henson Mortuary, with Rev. Donald Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Garden, Barboursville.

She was born December 8, 1940, Lesage, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Berry Crawford. She was preceded by her husband, Carroll Stutler (1998); son, Charles Stutler (1991) and brothers, Joe (Doby) Crawford, Jimmy Crawford and Teddy Crawford.

She is survived by a sister and best friend, Peggy and Gary Willisch, Huntington; two brothers, Clyde Crawford, Barboursville, and Kenny Berry, Florida; granddaughter, Amanda Devaney, Huntington; niece, Carrie (Doug) Blankenship, Barboursville; two nephews, Richard Pack, Huntington, and Robert Pack, Huntington.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, May 14, 2009

Danny Gail VanNatter, 60, of Ona, W.Va., passed away May 12, 2009 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 15 2009, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Bishop Tony Edmonds. Burial will be in the VanNatter Family Cemetery, Ona, W.Va.

He was born August 26, 1948 in Madison, W.Va., a son of the late Thomas Edward and Mamie Ethel Cooper VanNatter. He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Roy VanNatter; two brothers, Thomas Dewain and Herman Elwood VanNatter; and one sister, Ilene Ann Adkins.

He was a member of the West Virginia Lincoln, Boone and Logan Genealogical Society. After his retirement from General Motors, he dedicated his life to genealogy and his farm, which is registered with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture Premise/Farm Identification Program.

He is survived by his wife, Billye Jo Cook VanNatter; two sons, Gary Douglas Blankenship, of Lakeland, Fla., and Danny Dewain VanNatter, of Ona, W.Va.; special grandson, who he raised as a son, Thomas Roy VanNatter II; two sisters, Marlene Adkins, of Chapmanville, W.Va., and Linda Woodrum, of Leet, W.Va.; three brothers, Rexal VanNatter and Edward VanNatter, both of Wyandotte Mich., and Ernest VanNatter, of Milton, W.Va.; and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ona, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary,

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Sarah "Marie" Gifford Eich, 94, of Ona, W.Va., left her earthly home, Saturday November 7, 2009, at Midland Meadows Senior Living. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va., with the Rev. Caudle Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.

She was born January 8, 1915, in Lincoln County, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Samuel and Dora Almedia Hazelett Tooley. Others preceding her in death were two husbands, Clarence Elmer Gifford Jr., and James A. Eich; four sisters, Edna Mannon, Mabel Blankenship, Faye McClain and Ocie "Jackie" Legg; two brothers, Luther Tooley and Robert Tooley; and a stepsister, Mamie Miller. Marie was a member of the Rock of Ages United Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir, and with different quartets. She enjoyed crafts, hunting, and fishing. She was a former employee of Huntington Manufacturing and the Deputy Assessor for Cabell County Tax Department.

Survivors include two sisters, Harriet Matthews and Norma Lee Harrison, both of Huntington; a brother, James T. Tooley of Huntington; step-son Gareth Eich and his wife Deborah of St. Petersburg, Fla.; step-daughter Diane Sweet and her husband Rick of The Woodlands, Texas; and several nieces and nephews, including her caregivers, James and Donna Mannon of Barboursville, W.Va.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lesage, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jun 14, 2008

Arnold "Peanut" Hardesty, 85, of Lesage, W.Va., passed away at his home on June 9, 2008. He was born January 23, 1923, to the late Ollie and Calvin Hardesty.

He is survived by Vivian Hardesty and three daughters, Jean (Ron) McComas, Sue (late Jim) Spence and Linda (Perk) Dailey; six grandchildren, Alicia Smith, Steve Dailey, Jamie Donsbach, Stephanie Blankenship, Ronda Woodrum and Nicole Whitt; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Carl, Tom, Donald, Harley, Willie and Charlie; and five sisters, Gladys, Hilda, Sophia Jesse and Ines.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Union Ridge Cemetery by Rev. Buddy Mills. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 139, Milton, W.Va.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Salt Rock, Cabell Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Jul 15, 2008

Dahlia A. White, 89, of Salt Rock, W.Va., passed away Monday, July 14, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va., with Rev. Brian Wray officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va.

She was born June 12, 1919, in Putnam County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Leftridge and Ida Mae Lawson Beckett. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 61 years, E. Blackburn White; two brothers, Sherman Beckett and Billy Beckett; and a sister, Esther Brown. She was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church and worked with crippled children at the former Morris Memorial Hospital and Huntington Orthopedic Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Blankenship of Salt Rock, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Rita White of Little Rock, Ark.; four granddaughters, Sheri Legg and her husband Bobby of Huntington, W.Va., Cheryl Kane and her husband Jim of Salt Rock, W.Va., and Shelly White and Cassie White, both of Arkansas; four great-granddaughters in Arkansas, Rebecca, Nicole, Gracie and Chloe; a great-granddaughter, Rebecca Legg of Huntington, W.Va.; and three great-grandsons, Jonathan Legg of Huntington, W.Va., and Alex and Andrew Kane, both of Salt Rock, W.Va. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for their care and ask that donations be made to Hospice of Huntington in her name.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Cabell Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Irma I.          83, 04Oct1926 - 08Nov2009,           Huntington, Cabell, WV,                 IL-343-22-1394

Blankenship, Karlene S.    71, 03Feb1937 - 09Dec2008            Huntington, Cabell, WV,                 WV-233-56-6981             

Blankenship, Willia M.     68, 02Dec1940 - 05Oct2009,           Huntington, Cabell, WV,                 OH-283-36-5265

 

Calhoun                                                                                                            

 

2008, Bigbend, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

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Anna Mae Cogar Parsons, 71, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Willie and Ruth Smith Cogar.  She was a retired employee of the Calhoun County clerk’s office, where she had worked since 1979 and continued to work part time.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Radcliff of Big Bend; two sisters, Phyllis Richards of Grantsville and Dorothy Jean Burrows of Richfield, Ohio; one granddaughter, Deavin A. Butler; one grandson, James Forrest Blankenship II; one great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Butler; 15 nephews; and 16 nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Berlon Parsons; one son, David Parsons; one daughter, Rebecca Parsons; one sister, Violet Parsons; and one grandson, Benjamin Blankenship.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Kerby officiating, and burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com 

 

2008, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

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Loranza G. “Jack” Pitts, Jr., 82, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center. He was born at West Union, the son of the late Loranza G. Pitts, Sr., and Ortha Lea Cain Pitts.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korean War and retired after 36 years with Hope Gas Co. He attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are one daughter, Jackie Blankenship and husband Ron of Grantsville; two sons, Rick M. Pitts and wife Sharon and B.K. Pitts and wife Melissa, all of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, Paige Toney, Cam Blankenship, Ashley Pitts, Dylan Baker, Brandon Baker, Tyler Walling and Brianna Pitts; two great-grandchildren, Bradyn and Alexis Toney; and two sisters, Margarete Dykman of Virginia and Ortha L. Blackrun of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Glenna L. Hardman Pitts, on Dec. 30, 2005; one sister, Gladys Pitts; and two brothers, Don Pitts and Barry Pitts.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bill Law officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com 

 

2008, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

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Loranza G. “Jack” Pitts Jr., 82, of Grantsville departed this life Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at the Charleston Area Medical Center. Jack was born July 14, 1925, in West Union, the son of the late Loranza G. Pitts Sr. and Orpha Lea Cain Pitts.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and retired from Hope Gas Co. after 36 years. He loved woodworking, was known as Mr. Fix-it and attended the Grantsville First Baptist Church. Jack married his wife, Glenna L. Hardman Pitts, on Nov. 11, 1947.

He is survived by his daughter, Jackie (Ron) Blankenship; two sons, Rick M. (Sharon) Pitts and B.K. (Melissa) Pitts, all of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, Paige Toney, Cam Blankenship, Ashley Pitts, Dylan Baker, Brandon Baker, Tyler Walling and Brianna Pitts; three great-grandchildren, Bradyn and Alexis Toney and Sophia Beam; and two sisters, Margarete Dykman of Virginia and Ortha L. Blackmur of North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna, on Dec. 30, 2005, and his three siblings, Gladys, Don and Barry Pitts.

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bill Law officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/501846.html

Michael Earl McCartney, 58, died Feb. 1, 2008, in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 22, 1949, in Pittsburgh, Pa., son of the late Col. Loren “Buck” McCartney and Georgia Pearl Stalnaker McCartney Burke. He graduated from Glenville High School and Glenville State College, where he was president of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a former Marine and served with the 305th Army Reserves.

Michael was a retired school teacher, having taught at Calhoun County High School for 31 years. He was a football and wrestling coach and served as faculty senate president. He was president of the midget league football and wrestling programs in Calhoun County. He was a former city council member. Michael was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 40 and member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, boating, horticulture and playing pinochle with his cousins, Ed Robinson, Sull McCartney Jr., Rusty Engle and Jim Mahaney. He loved singing with his friends.

He is survived by his mother, who resided with him; his wife of 28 years, Patsy Gherke McCartney; daughter, Carri Leann Catapano of Columbus, Ohio; sons, Eric Michael McCartney of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Travis Shane McCartney and his fiance, Kelli Williams, of Lexington Park, Md.; and grandson, Michael Ian Catapano. Also surviving are two brothers, Patrick McCartney (Kitty) of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Kevin “Terry” McCartney (Anna) of Alliance, Ohio; and sister, Kathleen Gilbert (Tom) of Eldersburg, Md. He loved his extended family and was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ardene Gherke.

He is survived by his extended family, mother-in-law, Marge Gherke; brother-in-law, Ronald (Sheila) Gherke; and sisters-in-law, Terry (Rick) Blankenship, Debbie (Rick) Richards, Carol (Mark) Barr, Brenda (Bob) Bush and Janet Gherke. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. The officiating ministers will be Tim Davis and Patrick McCartney. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Grantsville with military graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Clay                                                                                                                   

 

2009, Clay, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 6, 2009

Helen Hazel Flinn, 77, of Clay entered into rest Friday, September 4, 2009. Born September 4, 1932, in Newton, she was daughter of the late Rev. Maynard and Annie Parsons.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Flinn; daughter, Clara Ann McGlothin; and two sisters, Imogene and Goldie. She attended Rogers Fork Baptist Church, Newton. She was loving mother and grandmother who did the best she could.

Helen is survived by her two sons, William Blankenship of Charleston, and Michael Blankenship of Newton; two daughters, Darlene Carpenter of Benton Harbors, Mich., and Naomi Blankenship of Vermont; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 Funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 7, 2009, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Paul Parsons officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Indore, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - April 16, 2008

John D. Moore, 78, of Indore died Monday, April 14, 2008, in CAMC Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Born on Aug. 21, 1929, in Clay, he was a son of the late Charles Irving and Viola A. Moore.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Don and Clarence Moore; and his sisters, Enid Moore and Barbara Rogers. He was a retired miner from Peabody Coal Company, a member of Lizemores Church of the Nazarene and a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, June of Indore; sons, Johnny Jr. Moore of Oak Hill and Charles "Chuck" Moore of Ivydale; daughters, Charlotte Fitzwater of Lizemores, Sandra King of Point Pleasant and Loretta Lynn Blackburn of Winfield; brother, James Moore of North Carolina; grandchildren, Gary Moore, Jason and Jared Fitzwater, Justin King, Colton and Dillon Moore and Ethan Blackburn; and great-grandchildren, Jayla Moore, Jared Blankenship, Jamison Bodkins and Kaden and Hannah Bennett.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Nichols Cemetery, Lizemores.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lizemores, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

Montgomery Herald (WV) - February 5, 2008

Willie Ray Bird, 84, of Lizemores, died at his home Jan. 29, 2008, with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Willie Bird and Agnes Ramsey Bird Nichols.

He also was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Bird; and sisters, Marie Spaulding, Emil Walker and Mabel Bird. Willie retired from Elkem Metals Company, Alloy. He was a member of Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving: his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Camille Hypes Bird; sons, Billy Bird and wife, Sharon, of Gauley Bridge, and Steve Bird and his wife, Cindy, of Left Hand; and daughters, Elaine Newland and husband, Robert, of Lizemores, Diana Legg and husband, John, of Fola, Linda Bird Sizemore of Dixie, Vicki Bird Wilson and husband, Donnie, of Lewisburg, Tenn., Julie Blankenship and husband, Tim, of Lizemores and Jacqueline Bird Anderson and husband, Randy, of Louisa, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorthalee Perdue and husband, Tommy, of Dixie, Pauline Dawson and husband, Elmer, of Bentree, and Bonnie Wilkinson of Dixie; and stepsister, Freda Cogar of Dixie.

Services were Feb. 1 at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Naaman H. Moore officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with military graveside rites conducted by Gauley Bridge VFW Post 8366. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lizemores, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.claywestvirginia.com/, Feb 10 2009 

Naoma Jean "Bobbie" VanMeter, 72 of Lizemores, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born April 13, 1936 at Garrison, WV to the late Homer and Gladys Mae Blankenship Holstein. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by: Husband,Dennie L. "Boots" VanMeter, of Lizemores, WV  Sister, Mary Jane "Nancy" Bradshaw of Racine, WV Niece, Felicia and Terry Cogar of Dixie, WV; special caregiver, Elvin Bryant of Lizemores, WV.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, with Minister John Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the Ward Cemetery, Kellys Creek, WV.

From: Walter Jenny, Jr. wjenny(at)oklahoma.net

 

2009, Maysel, Clay Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.claywestvirginia.com/, March 4 2009

Rev. James Alfred “Jim” Blankenship Sr. 67, of Maysel, entered into rest Monday, March 2, 2009. Born November 21, 1941 in Maysel, he was the son of the late Giles and Sobina (Mullins) Blankenship.

Jim was a retired Mechanic for Fola Coal Company and a member and former Pastor of Big Otter Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Blankenship of Maysel; son, James A Blankenship Jr., of Maysel, WV; daughter, Jami Blankenship of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren, Vanessa, Kyle, Allison, Emily, and Matthew.

There will be no services.

From: Walter Jenny, Jr. wjenny(at)oklahoma.net

 

Clay Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, James A.      67, 21Nov1941 - 02Mar2009,          Maysel, Clay, WV,                          WV-235-64-0694             

 

Fayette                                                                                                              

 

2009, Beards Fork, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 2, 2009

Janice Carol Stewart Haskett, 70, of Beards Fork, died Nov. 25, 2009. Born March 8, 1939, in Robson, she was the daughter of the late Harry Thomas and Edith Mae Ramey Radford. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Haskett. Mrs. Haskett attended Beards Fork Church of God.

Surviving: children, Alvin Stewart and his wife, Lisa, of Summersville, Melvin Stewart of Marmet, Tammy Blankenship and her husband, Curtis, of Methany, Rickey Stewart of Oak Hill, Fredrick Ronald Stewart of Oak Hill and Ronald Haskett of Beards Fork; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 Service was Nov. 28 at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Cannelton, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.claywestvirginia.com/ , May 26 2009 

Ruby Opal Petry, 86, of Cannelton, died Tuesday evening, May 19, 2009. Mrs. Petry was the widow of the late Homer Jay Petry, Sr., and the daughter of the late Haymond and Anna Blankenship Boggs.

She was also preceded in death by sisters Macil Boggs and Daisy Frye and a brother, Leonard Boggs.

Survivors include sons, Homer Jay Petry, Jr, and wife, Donna, of Cannelton, and Gene Petry and Steve Shamblin of Charleston; grandchildren, Dodi and John Bowen, and Craig and Andrea Petry; great-grandchildren, Jared, Samantha, and Amanda Bowen, and Jacob and Eli Petry. Also, a brother, Bobby Boggs and wife, Jennie, of Taylor, MI; a sister- in-law, Karen Boggs of Severn, MD; brother-in-law, Junior and Dorothy Petry of Cannelton; nieces, Kara (Rob) McWilliams, Michelle Boggs, and Sharon Benda; nephew, Lennie Boggs; grandnieces, Kaitlin and Sarah McWilliams; and grandnephew, Kyle McWilliams.

A private graveside service was held at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, on Thursday, May 21.

From: Walter Jenny, Jr. wjenny(at)oklahoma.net

 

+2008, Chimney Corner, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Montgomery Herald (WV) - May 6, 2008

Dora "Pearlie" Blankenship, 82, of Chimney Corner, died April 27, 2008, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston after an extended illness. Born June 26, 1925, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Minerva Kincaid Anderson.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie E. Blankenship; brothers, Roy, Rad, and Ed Anderson; and sisters, Mary Johnson and Julia Dunbar. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Brownsville Holiness Church.

She was blessed to have her caregivers, Lillie Harmon of Alta, John Blankenship and wife Patricia of Chimney Corner, and special cousin, Sue Kincaid of Fayetteville. She will be sadly missed by her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and her church family at the Brownsville Holiness Church.

Services were April 30 at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel in Gauley Bridge with the Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gatewood, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 17, 2008

Shirley Ann Tincher Compton, 71, of Gatewood, died Dec. 10, 2008, at Plateau Medical Center following a long illness. Born Aug. 28, 1937, at Gatewood, she was the daughter of the late Lee Ballard and Lilly Fridley Tincher.

She also was preceded in death by brothers, Ray R., Charles E., Billy W., and Leonard E. Tincher, and sisters, Dorothy M. and Edith M. Tincher; a son-in-law, James R. Fox; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Compton attended Garten Pentecostal Holiness Church; she dedicated her life to the Lord and showed her love for Him through her beautiful singing and piano playing for 23 faithful years. Many were blessed by her service to the Lord.

Surviving: her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Aldon Compton; children, Pamela Kay Reed and husband, Raleigh, of Oak Island, N.C., Sandra Faye Sears and husband, Robert Jr., of Brooklyn, Frances Ann Lewis and husband, David, of Brooklyn, and Yvonne Lynn Blankenship and husband, John, of Gatewood; 19 grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Bowman and husband, Scotty, Kelly Elaine Helton and husband, Ronald, Kimberly Danielle Fox and companion, Jason, PFC Benjamin James Fox, Hannah Lorraine Fox, Shannon Ashley Reed, Daniel Thomas Mullins and wife, Cynthia, Joseph Aldon Mullins and companion, Teresa, Robert Harold Sears III, Jimmy Aaron Coles Lewis and wife, Janie, David Ezra Lewis and wife, Katie, Caleb and Elijah Lewis, LeBreska, Jon-Paul and Andrew Blankenship , Kathryn, Rachel and Michael Reed; and 12 great-grandchildren, Brianna and Isaiah Scott Bowman, Ronald Helton II, Tyler Bryce and Alyssa Mullins, Isaiah James Lewis, Ian Rakes, Carter Grant Lewis, Joshua, Isaiah, Tyler and Jennifer N. Reed.

Funeral services were held Dec. 13 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Larry Humphreys and Jackie Pittman officiating. Burial followed in Bibb Cemetery, Wonderland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gauley Bridge, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary,

http://www.montgomery-herald.com/obituaries/local_story_225181155.html

Kenneth A. Tolliver, 66, of Cain Branch Road, Gauley Bridge, died Aug. 6, 2008, at home. Born Dec. 22, 1941, in Jodie, he was a son of the late Ballard Tolliver and Josephine Boles Cale. Mr. Tolliver was a disabled service station attendant.

Surviving: his sisters, Sandra Kay Niday of Montgomery and Elizabeth Ann Blankenship of Gauley Bridge; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Vulia Tolliver of Gauley Bridge and Wayne and Josie Cole of Belva; stepfather, Tom Cole of Gauley Bridge.

Service was Aug. 9 at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Dennis Preast officiating. Burial was in Naylor Cemetery, Cain Branch Road, Gauley Bridge.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Laurel Creek, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 16, 2009

Adie Virginia "Jenny" Evans Thompson, 80, of Laurel Creek, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord, October 15, 2009 at the Logan Regional Medical Center. She was born October 28, 1928 at Inez, Ky., the daughter of the late Jim and Wealthy Runyon Evans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Elec, Basil, Arie, and Alfred Evans; sisters Maggie Moore, Monie Blankenship and Helen Baisden, and sons James L. Thompson and Rodney D. Thompson.

Jenny was a faithful member of the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church and a former member of the Marietta Church at Verdun Ville, W.VaShe was also a member of the Easter Star and retired from the Logan County Board of Education as a school bus driver in the Peach Creek area.

Her survivors include husband of 65 years Sidney Thompson; daughter Tammie (Forest) Adkins of Branchland, W.Va.; special grandson Israel (Kimberly) Thompson of Lenore, W.Va.; sister Loraine Canterbury of Wayne, W.Va., and faithful friends Johnny and Leona Bailey of Lenore, W.Va. She also leaves behind to cherish her memories six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Parsley Bottom Freewill Baptist Church Saturday October 17, 2009 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher, W.Va. Pallbearers will be Israel Thompson, Timothy Adkins, Andrew Adkins, Harold Hans haw, Wondel Wiley, and Arthur White Jr.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Montgomery, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 25, 2008

Mary Ruth Garrett Lynch, 81, of Montgomery went home to be with her Lord on Easter morning, March 23, 2008. After a long illness, Mary Ruth passed away peacefully at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Kanawha City. By her side were her daughter, Cathy Lynch, and dear family friend, Linda Snyder. During the final week of her earthly life, she was surrounded and comforted by the love of dear friends, Nancy Masters Double, Barbara Perkins Fragale, Ann Frantz Griffith, Sandra Spaulding Lockard, Elizabeth Summers Potter and Debbie Wills Robson and niece, Dale Lynch Rothwell.

Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Luther Garrett and Mary Ellen Hannah Garrett; by her sisters, Katherine Craig and Virginia Blankenship Williams; and by her nephew, Thomas G. Craig.

She is survived by her daughter, several cousins and numerous loving friends. Mary Ruth was born on December 29, 1926, and was a member of Montgomery Baptist Church. She graduated from Montgomery High School and attended West Virginia Tech. She was a former employee of C&P Telephone Company and was a talented pianist and artist. She was a devoted and loving mother whose happiest times were spent with her home full of young people for whom she provided a safe and joyous environment and wonderful childhood memories. She was a voracious reader, provided a wonderful home for dozens of beloved pets over the years, was a lover of history and art, and realized a lifelong dream when she and her daughter toured Europe. Mary Ruth never met a stranger and touched many lives. She will be deeply missed. Special thanks go to all those who kept Mary Ruth in their prayers.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Mount Hope, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - June 11, 2008

Alma Louise McVey, 79, of Mount Hope, died June 7, 2008, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Born Aug. 11, 1928, at Ansted, she was the daughter of the late Edward Hansford Cavendish and Lelia Mae McClary Cavendish.

She also was preceded in death by a brother, Meredith Cavendish. Alma was a hairdresser and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill.

Surviving: her husband, Gus McVey; daughters, Beverly Williams of Oak Hill, Elayne Tolley of Mount Hope, and Patricia Metzer and husband John of Union; a son, John Tolley and wife Roberta of Lookout; a sister, Margie Blankenship of Greenville, S.C.; a brother, Gerald Cavendish of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was June 11 at the Calvary Baptist Church, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Houston Boothe officiating. Entombment followed in Rest Lawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Mount Hope, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 3, 2008

Jacqueline "Mim" Tilley, 59, of Mount Hope, died Nov. 21, 2008, at the CAMC Memorial Division following a long illness. Born May 14, 1949, at Cedar Creek, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Lee Tilley and Tressie Blankenship Tilley.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Drema Harrah. She was a homemaker, and a 15-year resident of Mount Hope.

Surviving: children, Lee Scarberry and wife, Ruth, of Clear Creek, Sherri Meadows and companion, Derrick Woody, of Logan, and Marsha Adkins and husband, James, of Whitby; a brother, Randy Lee Tilley of Lillydale; grandchildren, Cody, Noelle, Amanda Nicole, Scott and Joshua, her granddaughter, "Nikki" had made her home with Mrs. Tilley at Mount Hope, Megan and Mary Sizemore; four great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends, including her best friend, Shelby Sizemore of Crab Orchard.

Services were Nov. 26 at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with the Rev. Sandra Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Mt. Hope, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - April 2, 2009

Kimberly Ann Wilburn, 52, of Mt. Hope, died March 28, 2009, following a short illness. Born Jan. 10, 1957, in Richwood, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Geraldine Elswick of Price Hill.

Kimberly also was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Elswick of Kilsyth and Calvin Elswick of North Carolina, and a sister, Rebecka Craddock of Mt. Hope. Kimberly was a LPN for 25 years.

Surviving: her husband, Gerald A. Wilburn of Mt. Hope; daughters, Cynthia Wilson and husband Phillip of Harper and Brandy Addison and husband Billy of Maple Fork; sons, Gerald Wilburn Jr. and wife Kelli of Oak Hill and Matthew Craddock and future wife, Lindsey Plumley, of Mt. Hope; grandchildren, William, Savannah, and Phillip Wilson, Ty and Jada Wilburn, Michelle and Michael Suttle, and Isaac Addison; sisters, Madeline Jackson and husband Buford of Price Hill and Tena Suttle and husband Michael of Harvey; a brother, Tony Elswick of Price Hill; nieces, Diane Aydelott, Mandy Blankenship , and Heather Jones; nephews, Tracy Elswick and Patrick Elswick; a great-niece, Taylor Suttle; a sister-in-law, Brenda Elswick; and many other nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Funeral service was April 1 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Rev. Garry Hall officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - January 16, 2008

Russell Edward Bennett Sr., 87, of Oak Hill, died Jan. 9, 2008, in a Charleston area nursing home following a long illness. Born March 18, 1920, at Wickham, he was the son of the late William Johnny and Rheba Brogan Bennett.

He also was preceded in death by four brothers, William Blueford William, Robert Wriston, William Howard "Mike" and Ronald Bennett; and two sisters, Margaret Radford and Marcella Blankenship. In service to his country he bravely answered the call to protect our freedom during World War II. He was a Bronze Star recipient and combat infantryman with Company B, 71st Infantry, 44th Division, and served in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaign of Austria and Germany, among others. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3110, Oak Hill. Mr. Bennett was a member of New Salem Baptist Church at Abraham.

Surviving: his former wife and dearest friend, Josephine Bennett of Oak Hill; a son, Russell E. Bennett Jr. of Charleston; two loved grandsons, Russell E. Bennett III and Jason Blair Bennett of Weirton; cherished great-grandchildren, Matthew and Josafina; and a brother, Stephen R. Bennett of Raleigh.

Funeral service was Jan. 13 at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. John W. Richmond Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Goodson Cemetery No. 1, Bragg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 24, 2008

John Earl "Jack" Hill, 64, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 16, 2008, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. Born Dec. 3, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Walter Frank Hill Sr. and Thelma Marion Ledyard Moir.

Brothers Frederick Allen Hill, Walter Hill Jr. and Earl Hill, and sisters, Betty Volk and Alice Vedder, also preceded him in death. Jack retired as superintendent for Bridge Haven Golf Course at Rt. 1, Fayetteville, and was employed by White Oak Country Club in Oak Hill.

Surviving: his wife, Susan Hill; son, Michael John Hill of Elyria, Ohio; daughters, Jacqueline Hill and Chris Hill and husband, Andre Randleman, all of Elyria, Tammie M. Blankenship and companion, Allen Merrill, of Morganton, N.C., Amy Blankenship Thompson of Hickory, N.C., and Kathy Thomas and fiancee', Harry Bowles, of Fayetteville; a brother, Alfred P. Hill of Wellington, Ohio; and sisters, Linda Wyman of Elyria, Ruth Reaser of Elyria and Carol Cupp of West Unity, Ohio; and 15 grandchildren.

 Funeral service was Dec. 19 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Jerry Sears officiating. Graveside rites were Dec. 20 at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 31, 2008

Shirley Sylvia Richardson Propps, 73, of Oak Hill, died Dec. 24, 2008, at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born Dec. 3, 1935, at Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Loyd and Mary Lucy Richardson.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Annette Elliott; brothers, Lonnie Mitchell Richardson and Segard Richardson; sister, Sondra Blankenship; and a stepson, Rick Dana Edwards. Surviving: her husband, Randy Propps of Oak Hill; her children, Michael Stevens of Phoenix, Ariz., Arlene Thomas of Princeton and Loyd Stevens of Marietta, Ohio; stepdaughters, Eileen Bullock of Alpine, Texas, and Elaine Greenawalt of Marion, Ohio; stepson, Roger Edwards of Marion, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 28 at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Rev. Dorothy Osborne officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery, Rt. 1, Fayetteville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Red Star, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - December 10, 2008

Barbara Ann Curtis Worrell, 69, of Red Star, died Dec. 5, 2008, at her home in Red Star. Born Jan. 5, 1939, at Hopewell, Va., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mazie King Curtis.

She also was preceded in death by her daughters, Lisa Dalton and Virginia Gail Worrell. Mrs. Worrell was a homemaker and a member of the Dothan Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving: her husband of 38 years, Darrell G. Worrell; children, Ricky Blankenship and wife, Bertha, of Pax, Lori Hornsby and husband, Tim, of Ghent, Barri Blankenship of Oak Hill, Sherri Tarazon and husband, Jesse, of Oregon, Bill Worrell and wife, Michelle, of Red Star, Mazie Bailey and husband, Scott, of Clear Creek, and Nina Worrell and Lacy Field, both of Red Star; a brother, Floyd Curtis Jr. of Georgia; a sister, Patty Muse of Virginia; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 Services were Dec. 8 at the Dothan Missionary Baptist Church at Dothan, with Rev. L.T. Jordan officiating. Burial was at Ewings Creek Cemetery at Ewings Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Scarbro, Fayette Co., WV, Obituary

Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - April 16, 2009

Barbara Jean Blankenship McKinney, 69, of Scarbro, died April 11, 2009, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. Born June 13, 1939, at Cabin Creek, she was the daughter of the late Ted Jack and Hazel Elkins Blankenship .

She also was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Thornquest and Randy Thornquest; and great-grandson, Aaron Steeley. Mrs. McKinney was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Larry McKinney; daughter, Darla Mobley of Pax; sons, Rusty Thornquest of Maple Fork, and Ricky Thornquest, Ronald Thornquest, Roger Thornquest and Rodney Thornquest, all of Pax; brother, Wayne Blankenship ; sister, Nancy Solis of Fayetteville; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites and committal services, followed by burial, were April 15 at the Williams Cemetery in Willis Branch with Rev. Sam Vance officiating. There was no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fayette Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Dora P.         82, 26Jun1925 - 27Apr2008,           Gauley Bridge, Fayette, WV,    WV/NC-232-32-2406

 

Grayson                                                                                                 

 

2009, Elk Creek, Grayson Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - October 15, 2009

Duard Ardel Cline, 84, of Elk Creek, formerly of Sophia, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at home after a long illness. Born December 1, 1924, at Christian, he was a son of the late Thomas Burgess and Hattie Blankenship Cline. Also preceding him in death was one infant daughter, Janet Fay Cline; one son-in-law, Cline Bills; one infant brother, Johnny Cline; two infant sisters, Truby and Macie Cline; three brothers, Dennie Cline, Rev. Densil Cline, and Leonard Cline; two sisters, Icy Cline and Vernice Lester; one brother-in-law, Shellah Lester, and three sisters-in-law, Vicie, Trubie, and Lorraine Cline.

Mr. Cline was a U.S. Army veteran, a disabled coal miner and a member of the UMWA local 8217. He was a Christian who was born again on January 1, 1960, at the Hunt Freewill Baptist Tabernacle. Mr. Cline had served as a deacon in several area churches, the last one being the Stotesbury Community Church in Raleigh County. He was an avid reader of the Bible and enjoyed gospel music.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Thelma G. Sparks Cline of Elk Creek; four daughters, Hattie Jean (Donald) Morgan of Elk Creek, Lena (Frank) Acord of Elkins, Lana Bills of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Brenda Kay (Mickey) Hoosier of Cyclone; five grandchildren, Elaina (Danny) Bryant of Thomasville, N.C., Michael Grimmett and Wendi Yoder, both of Elkins, Sherry (Michael) Abbott of Cyclone, and Michael Joe (Amber) Hoosier of Clear Fork; one step-granddaughter with whom Mr. and Mrs. Cline made their home, Tammy Morgan of Elk Creek; one brother, Joe Cline of Mallory; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Rev. Glen Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Wyoming County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Michael Joe Hoosier, Michael Grimmett, Michael Abbott, Rocky Morgan, Roland Morgan, Donald Morgan Jr., Terry Booth and Teddy Dean Frye.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Greenbrier                                                                                                        

 

2008, Grassy Meadows, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - October 9, 2008

Hilda June Lewis Fitzwater, 83, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Laurel Wood Care Center in Elkton, Md. Born July 17, 1925, at Renick, she was a daughter of the late Wade Ralston Lewis and Sarah Blankenship Lewis.

Mrs. Fitzwater was a member of the Grassy Meadows Gospel Lighthouse and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Allen Fitzwater; a son, Jimmy Fitzwater; a sister, Clara Simmons; two brothers, Harold Lewis and Shelby Lewis; and three stepchildren, Merlin Fitzwater, Shirley Fitzwater and Thelma Fitzwater.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Barton of Elkton, Md., and Wanda Dolbow of Elkton, Md.; three sons, David Fitzwater of Alderson, Daniel A. Fitzwater of Union and Harold F. Fitzwater of New Castle, Del.; two sisters, Hazel Shafer of Lindside, and Margie Miller of York, Pa.; a half sister, Mary Lester of Renick; 26 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren.

 Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Grassy Meadows Gospel Lighthouse with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrah Cemetery, Keeneys Knob.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

http://wallaceandwallacefh.com/main/index_c.php?m2=obits&m3=show_obit.php&fh=wwfh&offset=8&id=700

On July 6, 2009 our loving brother, Russell (Dean) Blankenship went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years old and was of the Baptist faith. He was born February 6, 1948 on Hix Mountain. He served with the U.S. Army and fought in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lacy and Laura Holliday Blankenship.

Survivors include a sister, Phyllis Blankenship of Maryland; brothers, Clark Blankenship and fiancée Lenora of Alderson, WV, Paul Blankenship of Hinton, WV, Roy (Lee) Blankenship and fiancée Ann of Bluewell, WV, Carson (Woody) Blankenship and wife Janice of Rainelle, WV, and Maynard Blankenship and wife Connie of Hinton, WV; Also surviving are 6 nieces; 16 nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Rev. Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 8, 2009

Russell D. Blankenship , 61, died July 6, 2009. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Rupert, Greenbrier Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - April 13, 2008

Willie Blankenship, 86, of Rupert, passed away Friday night, April 11, 2008, at his home, following a long illness. Born Oct. 9, 1921, at Trout, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Myrlie Reed Blankenship.

Willie was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of U.M.W.A., a retired surface miner, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Maxine Lyons Blankenship; two daughters, Diann Trout and husband Jerry of Rupert, W.Va., and Deanna Sims of Asbury, W.Va.; a son, Dennis Blankenship and wife Clara of Rupert, W.Va.; a sister, Virginia Yeager of Rainelle, W.Va.; a brother, Mickey Blankenship of Rainelle, W.Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Rev. Mike Simms officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - March 8, 2008

Bessie Blankenship, 65, of White Sulphur Springs, died Friday, March 7, 2008. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at Brown Family Cemetery, Friars Hole, Renick. The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

[SSDI  10Sep1942 - 07Mar2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Greenbrier Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Hilda J.        69, 15Jan1940 - 20Mar2009,           Frankford, Greenbrier, WV,               VA-229-78-9121

Blankenship, Erma A.       74, 15Nov1934 - 02Oct2009,           Rainelle, Greenbrier, WV,               VA-227-82-9909

Blankenship, George W.   86, 09Oct1921 - 11Apr2008,           Rupert, Greenbrier, WV,                 WV-236-22-8450             

Blankenship, Bessie          65, 10Sep1942 - 07Mar2008,  White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, WV, OH-295-36-6466

Blankenship, Alva W.       74, 26Jan1935 - 07May2009,          Williamsburg, Greenbrier, WV,       WV-236-52-4547             

 

Hampshire                                                                                                        

 

2009, Romney, Hampshire Co., WV, Obituary

www.hampshirereview.com

Ervin Harrison Blankenship, 79, Augusta, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at his home. A service was conducted Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. in McKee Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney. (11/25)

http://www.hampshirereview.com/z/obituaries.asp
              From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hancock                                                                                                            

 

2009, Weirton, Hancock Co., WV, Obituary

www.intelligencer.net

Lemasters, Betty Louise, 78, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born December 2, 1930 in Middlebourne, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Nolan Crawford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arnold C. Lemasters, who died May 23, 1996; seven brothers, Clemit, Howard, Ora, Gail, Ross, Ray and Carl Crawford; and two sisters, Edna Willey and Irene Blankenship.

With 35 years of service, Mrs. Lemasters retired from Weirton Medical Center, where she worked as a ward clerk. She was a member of the Kings Creek Union Chapel, Weirton Medical Center Retirees and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Betty is survived by her sisters, Dixie Lemasters of Weirton and Faye Minor and her husband Archie of Piqua, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and special friends, including Rhadine Ross of Weirton.

Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Daryl Maze will officiate. Interment will be in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, W.Va.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hancock Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Virginia R.   82, 09Jul1926 - 31Aug2008,            Chester, Hancock, WV,                   OH-301-12-7792

 

Jackson                                                                                                             

 

2009, Evans, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary,

http://news.herald-dispatch.com

James J. Adkins, 85, of Evans, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood. James was born April 22, 1924, in Huntington, to the late Albert and Clara Smith Adkins. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation as a furnace operator. James served his country in the European Theater during World War II as a member of the United States Army, and in the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Navy. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of the VFW and American Legion in Ripley. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Selena D. Adkins.

He is survived by his only child, Deron Adkins of Evans; his brother, Jesse Adkins of Middlesboro, Ky.; his sister-in-law, Wanda Allberry; his brother-in-law, Joseph MacPherson; his nephews, Jack Allberry and Charles Blankenship; his nieces, Peggy Brooks, Claudine Harrison and Barbara Cumptan; and his cousins, Ralph and William Adkins, and Mildred Hyzlett.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, with Pastor Gerry White officiating. Military Honors will be provided at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, following the funeral service by the James Marshall American Legion Post 187, Winfield.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Evans, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - November 30, 2009

James J. Adkins, 85, of Evans, passed away Friday November 27, 2009 at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood. James was born April 22, 1924, in Huntington, a son of the late Albert and Clara Smith Adkins.

He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation as a furnace operator. James served his country in the European Theater during World War II as a member of the United States Army and in the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Navy. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of the VFW and American Legion in Ripley. In addition to his parents,

James was preceded in death by his wife, Selena D. Adkins.

He is survived by his only child, Deron Adkins, of Evans; his brother, Jesse Adkins of Middlesboro, Ky.; his sister-in-law, Wanda Allberry; his brother-in-law, Joseph MacPherson; his nephews, Jack Allberry, and Charles Blankenship ; his nieces, Peggy Brooks, Claudine Harrison and Barbara Cumptan; and his cousins, Ralph and William Adkins, and Mildred Hyzlett.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, with Pastor Gerry White officiating. Military honors will be provided at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, following the funeral service by the James Marshall American Legion Post No. 187, Winfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Leroy, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/522394.html

Lloyd "Wayne" Hill, 55, of Leroy, W.Va., passed away Oct. 3, 2009, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1954, in Leroy, a son of Lloyd Wellington "Dick" Hill and Alice "Marie" Kinder Hill.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was self-employed.

He is survived by four brothers, Darrell Gilpin, Dale Hill and wife, Joyce, Larry Hill and wife, Lynn, and Gary Hill and wife, Judy; five sisters, Carolyn Potts and husband, Gene, Kathy Murphy and partner, Sterling Pullen, Cindy Burdette and husband, Jimmy, Beverly Blankenship and husband, "Jake," and Brenda Trigg and husband, Dan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Marie Hill; father, Lloyd "Dick" Hill; brother, James Hill; and sister-in-law, Aida Gilpin.

The funeral service will be noon Wednesday at Liverpool Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary
Charleston Gazette, 10/19/2006

Selena Dailey Adkins, 82, of Evans passed away Oct. 14, 2006, at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood. Selena was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother who will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Mae Humphrey; brothers, Shelly, Claude, Jack and Carl Humphrey; and sister, Betty MacPherson.

Selena is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Adkins; son, Deron Adkins of Evans; sister, Wanda Allberry of Newark, Ohio; and nephews and nieces, Jack and Laura Allberry of Newark, Claudine and Richard Harrison and Barbara Cumpton, all of Huntington, Charles Blankenship of San José, Calif., and Peggy and Wayne Brooks of Fallon, Nev.; as well as numerous cousins, other family members and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield, with the Rev. Gerry White officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Oct 30, 2008

Helen Louise Meadows, 80, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Carehaven in Ravenswood, W.Va. Helen was born February 10, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ernest and Ethel Blankenship Valentine.

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Erwin, of Barboursville, W.Va. A private visitation is planned at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

The Jackson Herald, (Ripley, WV) - October 1, 2009

Justin James Blankenship, 31, of Ravenswood has been called home to rest after a battle that he could not win. He fought very hard for his life, but we had to say good-bye to our beloved Justin. Justin was born on February 13, 1978, in Beckley, and grew up in Eccles. A 1999 graduate of Liberty High School, Justin participated in the state competition for cross country and track. He loved to run. Upon graduation, Justin served in the Army for seven years with a tour of duty in Bosnia. We are proud of his dedication to his country. He was of the Christian faith, having been made a child of God at 15-years-old when he claimed his faith and was baptized along side his sister at the Eccles First Baptist Church. Justin worked with his dad at I-77 Ford and most recently worked at Alcan Aluminum in Ravenswood. He loved his family and friends, dropping by every chance to see the ones he loved. He enjoyed NASCAR, music, comedy, politics, and had a mind for history and trivia. He had such an ability to make people laugh at the least of things.

 He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Whitney and Wilda Blankenship of Eccles and his maternal grandfather Finley Dickens, Sr., of Fairdale.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather Anita and Tom Fitzwater of Beckley and father and stepmother Jim and Robin Blankenship of Ripley, sister and brother-in-law Lindsey and Kyle Gallo of Greensboro, NC, and maternal grandmother Anna Dickens of Beckley. He has many aunts, uncles, and cousins who love him very much.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to service. When you think about Justin remember his kindness and thoughtfulness, his smile and his funny way of telling a story. Celebrate his life. Farewell, my child and be at rest. We shall meet again for a family reunion that will last forever.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Sandyville, Jackson Co., WV, Obituary

The Jackson Herald, (Ripley, WV) - May 12, 2009

Erma Faye Riggs Staats, 91, of Sandyville departed this life May 9, 2009, at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. She had been a resident of the Ravenswood Care Center since 2001. She was born March 9, 1918, in Sandyville, a daughter to the late Charles and Mamie Daly Riggs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Darrell Staats; grandson Ronald Ray Staats; daughter-in-law Judy Staats; brothers John, Bill, Clarence, Clyde and Luther; sisters Anna Riggs, Grace Rardin, Mary Conger and Evelyn Pursley.

She is suvived by a sister, Eleanor McGrew, of Hometown; sons Charles (Loretta) Staats and Denzil Staats, both of Sandyville; daughter Lois June (Larry) Dragoo of Portland, OH; grandsons Don (Diane) Staats, Dean (Darlene) Staats, and David Staats, all of Sandyville, Billy Joe (Melissa) Staats of Ravenswood, Michael Southall and John Southall of Portland, OH; granddaughters Bonnie (James) Payne of Ripley, Melissa (Rocky) Blankenship of Sandyville, Debbie (Mike) Anthony of Davisville, Rachel (Scott) Montgomery of Washington; 17 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, and several step-great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Monday, May 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Waybright Funeral Home in Ripley. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery in Sandyville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Kanawaha                                                                                                        

 

2008, Alum Creek, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 13, 2008

James Phillip Blankenship, 50, passed away March 11, 2008, due to a massive heart attack. Phil, as he was called, was a graduate of Duval High School and resided off Strawberry Road in St. Albans. He was born March 18, 1957.

He is survived by his fiancee, Emily King; sons, Aaron James Blankenship and Craig Blankenship; daughter, Amanda Walls, and her three children; parents, Carl and Letha Blankenship; and a brother, Larry Blankenship.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Alum Creek, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 18, 2009

Lucy Elaine Songer Adkins, 75, left her earthly existence to go into the arms of the Lord Monday, June 15, 2009, after a long illness. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Adkins; stepson, James Adkins; parents, George and Lucy Songer; brothers, Gene and Chancey Earl Songer; grandson, Jeremiah; and great-granddaughter, Harlee.

She is survived by her four children, Jane Midkiff, who was her devoted caregiver and protective angel, Steve and Randy Midkiff and Rhonda Adkins; sisters, Evelyn Blankenship and Faye Kinder; stepchildren, Glen, Alice, Judy and Charlie; grandchildren, Zeke and Eric Midkiff, Heather Adkins and Melissa Hinzman; and great-granddaughters, Heidi and Chloe Midkiff.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Bob Otey officiating. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Campbells Creek, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - June 23, 2008

Bradford Wayne "Brad" Kelly, 47, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2008, at his home. He was born in Charleston on December 18, 1960, and was a former laborer for West Virginia Paving Company. Brad was also a former member of Maple Hill Baptist Church and was a United States Army veteran. His passion was fishing and hunting.

Brad was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Homer and Lucy Kelly; his maternal grandparents, Clayton and Gladys Blankenship; step-grandfather, George Carr; and several aunts and uncles.

He leaves behind mother and stepfather, Linda and Neal Halstead; father and stepmother, Lloyd and Jenny Kelly; brother, Paul; sister, Lori (Tim) Brown; nieces, Savannah (Jeff) Owens of Martinsburg and BreeAnna Kelly of Sissonville; and nephews, Tyler Brown and Preston Kelly.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Long officiating. The burial will follow the service at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.bartlettburdettecox.com/obituaries/tribute.html?url=http://stei-24011.tributes.com/show/Helen-Blankenship-83033176

Helen L. Blankenship, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister 85 of Charleston, WV died March 14, 2008 in CAMC General Hospital. She was born December 29, 1922 in Charleston to the late John Henry and Mabel Mae Scruggs Middleton.

She was a former employee of Woodrum’s and the Diamond Department Store.

She is survived by her son Bernard and wife Jennifer Lowther of Sissonsville; step son David Blankenship of Charleston; daughters Linda and husband Jerry Skaggs of Glen Burnie, MD, Carolyn and husband Robert Hackney of Jacksonville, FL; step daughter Diane Johnson of Grand Island, Nebraska; sisters Georgeanna Baker of GA, Rebecca King of Lewisburg, WV, Phyllis Jean Carrel of Charleston; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday March 19, 2008 2:00pm at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 20, 2008

Wilda I. Martin, 85, went to be with the Lord Thursday, September 18, 2008, at her home. She was born April 18, 1923, in Moundsville and was a daughter of the late Herbert T. and Leatha Minor Bassett. Wilda was a homemaker, a member of Marmet First Baptist Church and the Marmet Woman's Club and was past president of the Officers Wives Club.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry A. Martin; and a sister, Wanda Wilburn. Her survivors include her daughters, Janet Blankenship of North Augusta, S.C., and Diane McKinley of Marmet; sister, Ruth Meadows of Marmet; four grandchildren, Paulette Faye, Melinda Parker, Shane Johnston and Sarah Gore; three great-grandsons; niece, Libby Strausbaugh of Chillicothe, Ohio; and many more nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Rick Watson officiating. The burial will follow the service in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - September 25, 2008

Helen "Hope" Sauerwein Wilson, 82, formerly of Arlington, Va., and currently residing in Charleston, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Hope was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Morgantown.

In 1947 she was the first female civil engineering graduate from WVU and was part of the design team for the Star City Bridge. She traveled the world for the next 25 years as the wife of an Army officer. Hope was a loving wife and mother. Her interests were many and her talents considerable. Her expertise ranged from gourmet cooking, gardener extraordinaire, and expert seamstress and tailor, to bridge, golf and leadership roles in volunteer church, school, and community activities. She was a gracious hostess, opening her home to friends and acquaintances, and was a consummate letter writer, maintaining friendships around the world. But her children and grandchildren will remember her most for the fun and adventure she brought to their lives through hours of reading, crafts, scouting, family game nights, baking cookies, nature hikes, cultural activities and touring the many locations they lived. Hope was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto Karl and Florence Virginia Williams Sauerwein. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Col. Minter L. Wilson Jr. of Charleston; her four children and their spouses, Mary W. and Joe Caldwell of Charleston, Barbara Ann Blankenship of Fayetteville, Karen L. and Tom Wiese and Stephen D. Wilson, both of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service in celebration of Hope's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Edgewood Summit, Charleston. In Arlington, Va., a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at The Church of the Covenant.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - May 21, 2009

Mary Agnes Phares, 85, of Charleston, died Monday evening, May 18, 2009, after an extended illness. Mrs. Phares was the widow of the late William Walter Phares Sr., and the daughter of the late Frank & Christina Matters Blankenship.

She was also preceded in death by one great grandchild, Jordan Pauley. Mrs. Phares was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who is loved and will be so missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Phares was retired from the State of West Virginia Department of Commerce. She was a resident of Charleston, W.Va., from the 1940s until her passing. She was a member of the Starcher Baptist Church, Charleston.

Survivors include sons, William (Bill) Walter Phares Jr., of Cary, N.C., and Robert (Bob) Cleveland Phares of Clendenin; brother, Jack Blankenship of Florida; grandchildren, Brent Phares, Kimberly Phares Burgwyn, Tara Pauley, Alicia Verburg, Chad Phares, Celeste Ward and Briana Phares; great-grandchildren include Elliott, Truman, and Benson Phares, Coleman and Cooper Verburg, Cameron Pauley, Jude Phares, and Will Burgwyn,

Funeral service will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Charleston, Kanawha  Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - October 16, 2009

Thomas Paul Blankenship Jr., 62, of Charleston died on Oct. 13, 2009, after a long illness. Tom is survived by his mother, Barbara Elizabeth Blankenship; sister, Kimberly Ann Blankenship Givens and her husband, Tom Givens; brother, Stephen L. Blankenship; and nieces, Krista Comer and Kelsey Comer, all of Charleston; and daughters, Kristy Ostroot of Coral Springs, Fla., and Tracy Koffman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Tom is also survived by his two best lifelong friends, Mark "Herk" Dotson and Lance "Random" Vaughn, both of Clearwater, Fla.; and Tom's wife, Ursula.

Tom attended Charleston High School and was a member of the first graduating class of George Washington High School. He attended West Virginia State University and Morris Harvey College, where he majored in business. Tommy was a fine arts appraiser, broker and antique dealer for over 35 years, conducting business in West Virginia and the Tri-State Area. He was the owner of Wooden Bridge Antiques and maintained another office in the South Charleston Antique Mall. Tom was a consummate scholar in the world of antiques and his expertise and business savvy was second to none in the profession. In his 20s, Tom's friends were envious of his incredible good looks and his effortless ability to attract beautiful women. Tom's handsome features and natural charm were a perfect fit for modeling; and for well over a decade his photogenic face graced the pages of magazines and newspapers alike, posing for Christian Dior, National Travel and Frankenberger's, to name only a few. But Tommy's real beauty came from within, and those who knew him will attest to his warmth and the goodness of his heart.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Paul Blankenship Sr.; his uncle, Richard Brison; and his dear childhood friend, Ned "Rope" Wright.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Maranatha Fellowship, 2911 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

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Lessie Jones, 85, of Charleston died Dec. 5, 2009, in CAMC General Hospital. Born April 1, 1924, in Clay County, she was a daughter of the late George Adkins and Florida Blankenship. Her husband, Ike Jones, also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Diana Jones of Charleston; grandchildren, Dawn Jones of Charleston and Michael Jones of Elkview; and great-grandson, Jacob Jones of Charleston.

As requested by Lessie, there will be no services held. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 5, 2009

Connie Dunlap, 54, of Charleston passed away September 4, 2009, at home after a short illness. She was employed by the Bureau of Child Support and Enforcement for the past 25 years and was a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving are her son, Mathew Dunlap and his companion, Natasha Garrett, of Charleston; granddaughter, Kendra Garrett of Charleston; mother, Naomi Blankenship of Charleston; sisters, Marcia Freshour and Della Freshour, both of Charleston; and brothers, Roger and Danny Freshour, both of Charleston, and David Freshour of Sierra Vista, Arizona.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 10, 2008

Lonnie E. Shaffer, 81, of South Charleston went home to the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his son, David Shaffer; and brothers, Clyde and Orville Shaffer. Lonnie was retired from Trojan Steel and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Alum Creek.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen; son, Rob (Sandra) Shaffer of Yorktown, Va.; daughter, Carolyn Jean Oshita of Cincinnati, Ohio; one stepson, Jackie (Sharon) Blankenship of Alum Creek; three brothers, the Rev. Harry Shaffer of Charleston, James Shaffer of Loudendale and Siebert Shaffer of North Carolina; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Dwight McClure and James Parsons officiating. Burial will be held in Hudson-Gillespie Cemetery, Alum Creek.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - December 4, 2008

Thomas E. Morris, 70, of South Charleston passed into Glory Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Thomas was a retired businessman, having owned and operated several businesses in the area. After retiring, he enjoyed working part-time, most recently with Central Parking. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Charleston. Thomas enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and photography. He was a member of the FOP and the NRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Thomas Morris and E. Marguerite Simmons Morris; and a sister, Judith Miller.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Carder Morris; son, Robert Morris and his wife, Laura, of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Patricia Dillard and Katherine Cassidy and her husband, Dan, all of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Jessica Douglas, Ben West, Shane Cassidy, Kevin Cassidy and Neil Cassidy; two great-grandchildren; and niece, Laura Blankenship , her husband, George, and their daughters, Rachel and Hannah.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the First Baptist Church of South Charleston with the Rev. Jody Pistore officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grafton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 26, 2009

Bernard Roy Frame Jr., 78, of South Charleston, formerly of Birch River, Nicholas County, passed away on April 24, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with his family by his bedside. Bernard was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired diesel mechanic from the McJunkin Corporation. He loved life and spent his days hunting, fishing and enjoying the company of his family and friends.

Bernard was preceded in death by his mother and father, Bernard Roy and Fannie Frame, as well as his brother-in-law and sister, Phillip and Evelyn Morris.

He is survived by his wife, Ramona Jean Frame; his son-in-law and daughter, Jim and Teresa Vandal; his son, Bernard Roy Frame III; his grandson, Bernard Travis "Buckshot" Vandal and his wife, Brianne; his granddaughter, Erica Christine "Punkin" Vandal; and his sisters, Lenora Loving and Naomi Blankenship .

Bernard will be buried in the countryside of his hometown, Birch River, on Monday, April 27. There will be a graveside service; no visitation will take place.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lake Chaweva, Cross Lanes, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - January 14, 2008

Nancy Carolyn Brady Haught, 77, of Lake Chaweva, Cross Lanes, died early Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after years as an invalid. She was a former news reporter for The Charleston Gazette and WSAZ-TV, former communications director for the Kanawha Valley United Way, and retired as a sanitarian for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. She was a longtime member of the Kanawha Valley Unitarian Universalist congregation and had been active in the National Council of Jewish Women (although she was totally Irish, with grandparents named Brady, Flynn, Casey and McGee). She was known for escorting visitors to mountain serpent-handling churches, giving moonshine whisky to big-city guests, and hosting ramp dinners at Lake Chaweva.

She was born in 1930, the only child of Charleston heart specialist A. Spates Brady Jr. and Eunice Flynn Brady. She attended Charleston public schools, then Mount de Chantal Academy in Wheeling, then Chatham University in Pittsburgh. A maverick nonconformist, she had a quirky sense of humor. She once exchanged notes with legendary New Yorker writer James Thurber. When she joined the Gazette staff in the 1950s, her typing was so slow that the city editor nicknamed her "Fireball." Her favorite news story was one she wrote about elephants escaping from a circus train and roaming Charleston's South Side, even entering the railway station. She read several books per week. She had offbeat pursuits, such as visiting West Virginia's first nudist camp, having dental work done under the anesthesia of acupuncture, and helping arrange for carbon dating of wood shreds from an ancient carving in the State Museum. She was unusual as a mother, because she adopted four children - then took in nearly 50 runaways, pregnant teens, delinquents, foreign students and others as temporary foster children. (One Haught son joked that his parents were dorky because they drove used cars, wore used clothing, "and they even got used kids.")

Surviving are her husband, Charleston Gazette Editor James A. Haught; sons, Joel and Jacob, both of Lake Chaweva, and Jeb of San Diego, Calif., whose syndicated video games column appears in the Gazette; daughter, Cassandra Blankenship of Ashland, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her body is being cremated by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Charleston Unitarian Universalist church on Kanawha Boulevard West.

[SSDI 02May1930 - 13Jan2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Dunbar, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 26, 2008

James Dewayne Aldridge, 50, of Dunbar passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in Norton, Va. He was born March 7, 1957, in Wyoming County, and was a son of the late Oscar and Maggie Blankenship Aldridge. James was a consultant for Southern Hydrocarbon Corporation.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Aldridge.

James is survived by his children, James Aaron Aldridge of Dunbar, Adam Dewayne Al-dridge of Campbells Creek, and Misti Lynn Aldridge Kinsman of Fairfax, Va.; brothers, Fred Aldridge of Kenna, and Larry Aldridge of Gretna, Va.; sisters, Donna Johnson of Newark, Ohio, Jo Charles of Suffolk, Va., and Kay Lehman of Woodstock, Ga.; and his two grandchildren, Hannah Brynn Aldridge and Samuel Ian "Big Sam" Kinsman.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Fairley McCormick officiating. At James' request, his body will be cremated after the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Dunbar, Kanawha  Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 9, 2009

Phyllis Skees of Dunbar passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at her home. She was born September 4, 1922, and was a daughter of the late Minnie and Andrew Blankenship of Inez, Ky. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Jr. of Frankfort, Ky., and Goble of Columbus, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Charles L. Skees of Dunbar; daughter, Donna Joyce Smith and her husband, Ronald K. Smith, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and son, Thomas A. Skees and his wife, Linda S. Skees, of Dunbar. Also surviving are three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren, Tina Watson and her husband, John, of St. Albans and their son, Christian, Tara Pressler of Fort Gordon, Ga., and her daughter, Emily E. Pressler of Connecticut, and Tamatha L. Duffield of Virginia Beach, Va.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dr. Okey B. Harless officiating. Entombment will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Elkview, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 3, 2006

Eulah Corinne Rogers, 85, of Elkview died after a long illness on Dec. 1, 2006, at 1 p.m. She was a Christian and a member of Elkview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kellis and Ella Lilly; husband, John W. Rogers; son, John W. "Sonny" Rogers Jr.; son-in-law, Harold L. Stover; granddaughters, Jennifer L. Stover and Melissa Dawn Mills; and sister, Neta Brown.

Surviving: son and his wife, Michael and Jo Rogers of Elkview; daughters and their husbands, Betty Stover of Elkview, Joan and Herb Blankenship of Poca and Meirlyn Kip, Jerry Anderson, and Nancy Strick of Elkview; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was active in her church and community. She was loved by her family and many friends and is now rejoicing in the Lord. She was a former employee of the Bible Book Shop and retired from the offices of Dr. Harry Jackson and John W. Byrd of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Elkview Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Sizemore and the Rev. David Keeney officiating. Entombment will follow in Elk Hills Memorial Mausoleum, Big Chimney.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Glasgow, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - February 7, 2008

Kathleen E. Hudnall Blankenship, 94, of Glasgow died Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Montgomery General Hospital after a short illness. She was a title clerk for the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles. Kathleen was a lifelong resident of Glasgow, a Protestant and a member of the Pythian Sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Blankenship; sons, Ray F. Blankenship and Gary Blankenship; three grandchildren, Lesleigh Pruett, Rick Pritchard and Todd Blankenship; sister, Alice Kinsolving; and brother, Herman Hudnall.

Surviving are son, M. W. "Dagwood" Blankenship of Glasgow; daughters, Anna Mae McCallister, Barbara "Jiggs" Pruett and Sandra Pritchard, all of Glasgow, and Sally Bettinger of Louisville, Ky.; sister, Marceline Garten of Parkersburg; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at the Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with Pastor Steve Nestor officiating. Entombment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, London, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Montgomery Herald (WV) - February 12, 2008

Aileen Kidwell, 77, of London, died Feb. 6, 2008, at Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness. Born April 16, 1930, at Holden, Logan County, she was the daughter of the late Charley and Garnet Gore Blankenship of Logan.

She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Chalmer Hager, and second husband, Ivan Kidwell; brothers, Leonard Blankenship, Charles Blankenship, Ronald Blankenship, Lloyd Blankenship and Lonnie Blankenship; and sisters, Rhoda Riggs, Goldie Welch, and Elsie Miller. Mrs. Kidwell was a retired cook on the riverboats for American Electric Power Company.

Surviving: daughter, Dana White of Powellton; son, Gregory D. Hager Sr. and wife Karen of Coopers Creek, Charleston; granddaughters, Sharie Reynolds of St. Albans, Kristina Hudnall of Granger, Ind.; grandsons, Gregory D. Hager Jr. of London and Jason S. Hager of Boomer; great-grandchildren, Brent White of Powellton, anf Ashley Hudnall, Megan Hudnall and Dalton Hudnall, all of Granger, Ind.; sisters, Joyce Jeffery of Whitman, and Donna Norris of Alpha, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Service was Saturday, Feb. 9, at Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Marmet, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 31, 2008

John Andrew Eggleton, 83, of Marmet, died March 28, 2008, in CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. He was a retired truck driver for Bell Lines and Smith Transfer and was a member of Lens Creek Wesleyan Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he received the Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by parents, George C. and Maudie Wheeler Eggleton; first wife Viola; son, John C. Eggleton; sister, Beulah Sutphin; and brothers, Cleo and Lawrence.

Surviving are wife, Ann Christian Eggleton of Marmet; son, Stephen Eggleton and wife Miranda of Richmond, Va.; stepdaughter, Mary Bostic and husband Rick of Carbon; stepsons, Bill Christian and wife Becky of Charleston and Carl Christian and wife Sandy of Costa; sister, Betty Blankenship of Marmet; brother, Garvie Eggleton and wife Jerri of Marmet; granddaughter, Misty Levine and husband Mike of North Carolina; special great-grandson, Mikey Levine of North Carolina; and several nieces; nephews; and many friends.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2008, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Fairley McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Montgomery, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 27, 2008

Rachel Elizabeth Lewis, 97, of Montgomery, formerly of Handley, died January 25, 2008, at Montgomery General Elderly Care Center after a short illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lewis.

Surviving are her great-nephew, Samuel Blankenship and his wife Nancy of Dyer, Ind.; great-great-nieces, Cheryl Skiles of Charleston and Lisa Sefcik and her husband Dave of Chesterton, Ind.; great-great-great-nieces, Christa Mansfield, Rachel and Kelly Sefcik; and great-great-great-nephew, Corey Skiles.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 28, at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with the Rev. Jay Parkins officiating. Burial will follow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Montgomery, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Montgomery Herald (WV) - April 1, 2008

Mary Ruth Garrett Lynch, 81, of Montgomery, died March 23, 2008. After a long illness, Mary Ruth passed away peacefully at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Kanawha City. By her side were her daughter, Cathy Lynch, and dear family friend, Linda Snyder. During the final week of her earthly life, she was surrounded and comforted by the love of dear friends Nancy Masters Double, Barbara Perkins Fragale, Ann Frantz Griffith, Sandra Spaulding Lockard, Elizabeth Summers Potter, Debbie Wills Robson, and niece Dale Lynch Rothwell.

Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Luther Garrett and Mary Ellen Hannah Garrett; by her sisters, Katherine Craig and Virginia Blankenship Williams; and by her nephew, Thomas G. Craig.

Surviving: her daughter, Cathy Lynch; and several cousins and numerous loving friends.

 Mary Ruth was born on Dec. 29, 1926, and was a member of the Montgomery Baptist Church. She graduated from Montgomery High School and attended West Virginia Tech. She was a former employee of C&P; Telephone Company and was a talented pianist and artist. She was a devoted and loving mother whose happiest times were spent with her home full of young people for whom she provided a safe and joyous environment and wonderful childhood memories. She was a voracious reader, provided a wonderful home for dozens of beloved pets over the years, was a lover of history and art, and realized a lifelong dream when she and her daughter toured Europe. Mary Ruth never met a stranger and touched many lives. She will be deeply missed.

The service was March 26 at O'Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery with Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial was at Montgomery Memorial Park in London.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Quick, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - January 28, 2008

Roland R. Lucas Jr., 89, of Quick, passed away Friday, January 25, 2008, at the home of his son, Ed. He was retired instrument mechanic from E. I. Dupont after 41- 1/2 years service. Roland was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Quick, and a ham operator since 1939, going by the call sign "W8UFX". He was a 1938 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Kanawha College in 1939.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland R. Lucas; mother, Mildred DeCamp Lucas Blumberg; loving wife and friend of 61 years, Helen Irene Lucas; and brother, Richard "Dickie" Lucas.

Roland was a loving father that will be sadly missed by sons, Russell F. Lucas of Quick and R. Edward Lucas and wife Norma of Elkview; daughters, Sandra Lea O'Dell and husband Harry of Quick and Patricia Kaye Lucas of Richmond, Va.; brother, John H. Lucas and wife Carolyn of Hurricane; sisters, Betty E. Lucas of Charleston and Ruth A. Blankenship of Charleston; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Grace officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Rand, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - July 2, 2009

Rodney "Sam" Blankenship , 76, of Rand died June 30, 2009, at his home after a long illness. Born March 23, 1933, in Murderer's Branch, Ky., he was a son of the late Arley and Elsie Dunahue Blankenship . He was an Air Force veteran and a self-employed salesman.

 Sam leaves behind his loving family: his wife of 56 years, Carol Blankenship ; sons, Richard and Thomas and his wife, Kimberly, all of Rand; brother, Don Blankenship of Middletown, Ohio; grandchildren, Jamie, Jessie, Jimmy, Bethany and Kasey Blankenship ; and great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Maddy, Jacob and Tori.

At Mr. Blankenship 's request, there will be no formal service or visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2006, Sissonville, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 2, 2006

Gracie Mae McMillion Cobb, 94, of Sissonville passed away peacefully on July 31, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Romey Cobb. Gracie was a homemaker and a member of Walker Chapel Baptist Church since 1940.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses, Theodore and Margaret Cobb of Evans, James and Ruth Cobb, Mary Lou and Gilbert Layne of Charleston, Linda Slater of Nitro, Everett and Debra Cobb of Sissonville and Mearly and Ronald Blankenship of Charleston; stepdaughters and their husbands, Aretta and Warren Kiser and Freda and Everett Skeens, all of Charleston; sister, Irma Tate of Kanawha City; and brother, Leroy McMillion of Charleston. Gracie is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Long & Fisher Funeral home, under the direction of the Rev. Nick Bird. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Cobb family cemetery, Tuppers Creek, Sissonville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Sissonville, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 4, 2008

Wanda Lee Layne, 73, of Sissonville went to be with the Lord Jan. 2, 2008, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Wanda was a devoted and loving mother, friend, and had a love for everyone. She retired from JC Penney and was a member of Second Creek Community Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, "Ab" and Mildred Canter; brothers, Forrest "Frosty" Canter, Warren "Butch" Miller and Gene Canter; husband, Peter S. Layne; sisters-in-law, Denise Layne and Wilma Halstead.

Survived by children, Dianna Kennedy and her companion, George Roach, both of St. Albans, Kathy Watson of Cross Lanes, and Peter Layne of Sissonville; sons-in-law, David Glowatzke of Sissonville, and Bob Watson of Dunbar; grandchildren, Amanda Kennedy, Kristin Watson and Scott and Mark Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Noah Harrison and Drew, Corey and Michael Kennedy; sisters-in-law, Violet Canter, Joan Blankenship, Jeannie Bennett, and Sheri Miller; brothers-in-law, Johnny and Hershel Layne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. David Bowen officiating. Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery, Second Creek.

[SSDI  08Jul1934 - 02Jan2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Sissonville, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - June 12, 2008

Hilda "Hildee" Mae Wines, 53, of Sissonville departed this life too early due to injuries received from an automobile accident on June 8, 2008. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and best friend to many. Hilda was born Sept. 25, 1954.

She was a 1972 graduate of Sissonville High School and was employed with Aker Solutions in Elkview. Hilda never met a stranger and brought joy and laughter into everyone's life. She was the shoulder to cry on when times were tough and the voice of reason for so many. Hilda enjoyed life and was a fun loving free spirit and will be our angel watching over us.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Ron Blankenship of Falling Rock; her parents, Lawrence and Reva Wines of Sissonville; sisters, Hermie Cobb and her husband, Jim, of Poca, Gail Pringle and her husband, Phil, of Ripley, Pat Westfall and her husband, Arnold, of Ripley, Crickett Murray and her husband, John, of Sissonville, and Sandy Wines of Sissonville; brothers, Johnny Wines of Sissonville and Bill Wines and his wife, Pat, of Jefferson Texas; many nieces, nephews, and many close friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Mendez officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Sissonville, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 11, 2009

Ronald R. Blankenship Sr., 63, of Sissonville passed away September 9, 2009. He was a Baptist, an avid hunter, and loved the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ruth Collins Blankenship .

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Mearly M. Cobb Blankenship ; son, Ronald Blankenship Jr. and his wife, Sarah, of Clendenin; daughters, Lisa McClintic and her husband, Scott, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Tracy Elkins and her husband, Brian, of Hewett; brother, Donald Blankenship and his wife, Becky, of Joplin, Mo.; and grandchildren, Octavia McClintic and Gracie and Isabelle Blankenship.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, September 13, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - May 2, 2009

Mary E. White, 85, of St. Albans passed away April 29, 2009, at Hubbard Hospice House. She worked for the U. S. Navy during the war and was a retired cook with Syracuse University. After retirement, she worked at the Marlaing Drive-In along with her sister, Nancy. Mary was a Christian and loved to crochet.

She is survived by daughters, Patricia Hodges of New York and Dorothy Zurlo of Pennsylvania; sisters, Nancy Blankenship of St. Albans and Frances Duty, Ida Branham, Marie Sullivan, Gertrude Rasnake, Faye McClanahan and Sue Boyd, all of Virginia; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, with burial following in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 6, 2009

Carl Clinton Blankenship, 87, of St. Albans passed away Thursday, September 3, 2009, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. Carl was born in Alum Creek, July 3, 1922.

Georgia Blankenship, his only remaining sibling, resides at Alum Creek. He is retired from Union Carbide with 37 years service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was also a Mason.

He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Phillip. He is also survived by his wife, Letha, whom he married September 14, 1946, in South Charleston; son, Larry; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2009, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV, Obituary

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Beulah Marie Frame, 79 of St. Albans passed away Sunday November 22, 2009 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born February 26, 1930 in Putnam County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Danner and Opal Blankenship McCallister. She was a retired certified nursing assistant from CAMC Hospital.

She is survived by her sons, George D. Frame of Duck, WV, Jerry D. Frame of Red House, WV; sisters, Verna Holstein and Gay Criner of St. Albans, WV, Helen La Fave of Texas; brother, Ray McCallister of Ohio and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday November 27, 2009 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, WV with Rev. George Kidd officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Kanawha Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Helen L.       85, 29Dec1922 - 14Mar2008,          Charleston, Kanawha, WV,               WV-236-22-3937             

Blankenship, Juanita R.     65, 10Apr1943 - 18Sep2008,           Charleston, Kanawha, WV,               WV-233-68-0290

Blankenship, Rodney         76, 23Mar1933 - 30Jun2009,           Charleston, Kanawha, WV,               OH-295-28-0437

Blankenship, Ronald R.     63, 09Nov1945 - 09Sep2009,          Charleston, Kanawha, WV,               WV-236-70-4007

Blankenship, Thomas P.    62, 08Apr1947 - 13Oct2009,           Charleston, Kanawha, WV,               WV-236-74-3162             

Blankenship, Kathleen      94, 29May1913 - 06Feb2008,          Glasgow, Kanawha, WV,               WV-233-60-6485             

Blankenship, Carl C.         87, 03Jul1922 - 03Sep2009,            Saint Albans, Kanawha, WV,               WV-236-24-7851             

Blankenship, James P.       50-51, 18Mar1957 - 11Mar2008,    Saint Albans, Kanawha, WV,               WV-233-94-0394

 

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2009, Branchland, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Dec 19, 2008

Verlin "Shuck" Clay, 82, of Branchland, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at home. He was born May 6, 1926, in Logan County, a son of the late Albert and Lula Ramey Clay. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Donald Clay. He was retired from A.T. Massey as a tipple operator for 44 years, he was a member of the Branchland United Baptist Church and he loved to visit all churches. He loved the Lord dearly.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Naoma "Ruth" McComas Clay; his only child, Patricia "Gail" Clay Adkins and husband Joe of Branchland; four grandchildren and their spouses whom he loved as his own, Tracey Hazelett of Branchland, Edana and Wendell Williamson of Midkiff, W.Va., Clayton and Marlena Perry of Salt Rock, W.Va., and Malena and Tom Sexton of Wayne, W.Va.; 12 great-grandchildren, Josh, Jukie, and Jamie Hazelett, Haley, Emily, Kaitlyn Dalton, Jesse and Joni Williamson, Krystian and Lauren Perry, and Jayden and Ethan Sexton; one brother, Bernie Clay of Midkiff; four sisters, Margaret Parsons, Irene Porter, Faye Parsons, all of Branchland, and Ona Triplett of Genoa, W.Va; a longtime friend, Jack Blankenship. He also leaves behind a host of family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ottaviano and Hospice of Huntington. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va., with Alan Frye and Andrew Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Watson Cemetery, Branchland.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Griffithsville, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

Karen Joan (Johnson) Messinger, 51, of Griffithsville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Loved ones left to cherish her memory are her husband of 33 years, Eldon "Keith" Messinger of Griffithsville; son, Steve Messinger and his fiancée, Gail Hager, and her daughter, Jillian Hager of Griffithsville; daughter, Tashawna (Shawn) Elkins of Alkol; granddaughter, Jasmine Danielle Elkins of Alkol; her mother, Kathryn Clay of Ona; sister, Kathy Dunlap of Griffithsville; brothers, Eddie Johnson of Griffithsville and Earnie Johnson of Griffithsville; one aunt, Brenda Blankenship of Hurricane; and her beloved church family at Yawkey Methodist. Karen was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Johnson; and grandparents, Edgar and Lorena Johnson.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 19, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with Ministers Kennith Bell and Dave Collison officiating. Interment will follow in Miller Cemetery, Sweetland.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Griffithsville, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary,

Lincoln Journal Online, Hamlin WV

Karen Joan “Johnson” Messinger, of Griffithsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Charleston Memorial Hospital at the age of fifty one years old.

Loved ones left to cherish her memory are her husband of thirty three years, Eldon “Keith” Messinger of Griffithsville, son Steve Messinger and his fiancee Gail Hager and her daughter Jillian Hager of Griffithsville, daughter Tashawna (Shawn) Elkins of Alkol, granddaughter Jasmine Danielle Elkins of Alkol, her mother Kathryn Clay of Ona, sister Kathy Dunlap of Griffithsville, brothers Eddie Johnson of Griffithsville, Earnie Johnson of Griffithsville, one aunt, Brenda Blankenship of Hurricane, and her beloved church family at Yawkey Methodist.Karen was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Johnson, and grandparents Edgar and Lorena Johnson.

Funeral Service will be Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.V. with Ministers Kennith Bell and Dave Collison officiating. Interment will follow at Miller Cemetery, Sweetland, W.V.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Ranger, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 2, 2009

Mrs. Stella Mae Thompson Vance, 75, of Ranger, departed this life Monday, June 1, 2009, at her daughter's residence at Jeffery. Born April 13, 1934, at Holden, she was a daughter of the late John and Lena Blankenship Thompson.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Lee Vance Sr.; four sons, Ricky Dale Vance Sr., James Timothy Vance Sr. and Alexander and Joseph Glen Vance at birth; one grandson, Timothy Adam Vance; three sisters, Alice Ootten, Mary Fireson, and Sue Ootten, and two brothers, Kendal and Lloyd Thompson.

Stella was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Logan Park Care Center, a homemaker, a loving mother to nine children and a wonderful grandmother. She loved to carry on and get a kick out of playing pranks on her grandchildren. She was a hard-working woman. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include four daughters, Roxie Ramey of Jeffery and Lena (John) Watts, Letitia (Glen) Adams and Cynthia (Elbert) Watts, all of Harts; three sons, Lee Vance Jr. and Randy Vance, both of Nine Mile, and Charles (Sue) Vance of Pecks Mill; two daughters-in-law, Lauretta Vance of Branchland and Vonda Vance of Harts; four sisters, Jo (Dennis) Crome of Williamsburg, Belva Browning of Rossmore, Freda (Ralph) Santos of Chauncey, and Diana (Earl) Setser of Rossmore; five brothers, James (Arlene) Thompson of Ohio, Johnny (Edna) Thompson of Pt. Pleasant, Russell (Ella) Thompson of Lenore, Jimmy (Liza) Thompson of Belo and David Thompson of Virginia; 33 grandchildren, Wendy, Mark Lee, Breanna, Shynithia, Robin, Donna, Paul, Tammy, Crystal, Lee Ann, Johnny, Robert, Ricky Jr., Kristie, Michael Paul, Melissa, Becky, Amy, Stacey, David Jr., Timothy, Amanda, Patricia, Elbert Jr., Jason, Elbert Neal, Sabrina , Samantha, Joshua, Zachery, Kayla, James Jr., and Dillon; 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Freeman Funeral Home with Ministers Frank Fulton and Steve Porter officiating. Burial will follow at the Vance Cemetery at Wake Forest of Dry Branch Hollow at Ranger. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mark Adkins, David Madden Jr., Johnny Vance, Joshua Vance, Michael Vance, Ricky Vance Jr. and Timothy Madden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Harts, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 4, 2008

Verlin "Lucky" Ferguson, Jr., 57, of Harts, departed this life Sunday, June 1, 2008, at the VA Medical Center at Huntington. Born March 21, 1951, at West Hamlin, he was a precious son of the late Verlin Sr. and Sadie Gay Manns Ferguson. Also preceding him in death was his son, Marvin Nelson.

Verlin was a Spec. 4 in the U.S. Army, a 1969 graduate of Guyan Valley High School and a member of the Little Harts Freewill Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Opal Ferguson; two daughters, Cheryl Nelson (Andy Abbott) and Tammy (Larry) Burger, both of Sand Creek Road at Harts; one son, Kevin (Ashley) Mullins of Limestone; two sisters, Regenia (Daniel) Lucas and Phyllis (Kenneth) Sanders, both of Midkiff; four brothers, Ricky (Virley) Ferguson of Branchland, Joey (Darlena) Ferguson of West Hamlin, Dr. Gary (Marty) Craft of Princeton, and Sherrill (LaDonna) Price of Ranger; one grandson, Shawn (Kayla) Burger of Ranger; two great-grandchildren, Raven Burger of Ranger and Lilly Mullins of Limestone; one special nephew, Austin Ferguson of Branchland; two special cousins, Evelyn Smith of Huntington and Patty Blankenship of Louisville, Ky., one special sister-in-law, Mildred Maynard and one special great-nephew, Aaron Maynard.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Little Harts Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Ward Vance and Rev. Michael Vance officiating. Burial will follow at the Wealtha Nelson Cemetery at Ranger. Pallbearers will be Larry Ferguson, Philemon Maynard, Philip Sanders, Braden Ferguson, Ernest Lambert, Shawn Sanders, Kenny Sanders, Scott Ferguson, Brian Ferguson and Scott Lambert.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Harts, Lincoln Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 14, 2008

Vada Abbott, 70, of Hoover Fork of Harts, departed this life Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born July 27, 1937, in Harts, she was a daughter of the late Freddie and Margret Baisden Adams.

Also preceding her in death was a son, Bill Abbott; four brothers, Andy Adams, Cecil Adams, Troy Thompson and Edmond Adams, and three sisters, Halie Martin, Florie Blankenship and Flarda Ackson Vada was a member of the Hoover Church of Christ and a loving mother, wife and friend.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 49 years, Estil Abbott; three daughters, Almeda (Paul) McCloud, Chris (Davy) Dingess and Margaret (Scott) Vance, all of Harts; three sons, Edmond Abbott and John Abbott, both of Harts, and Andy (Cheryl) Abbott of Sand Creek Road; one sister, Blanch Lain of North Carolina; three brothers, Virgil Adams of Williamson, Tom Adams of North Carolina and Charlie Adams of Flatwoods, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a very special niece, Verma Bumgarner; two special cousins, Rhoda Perry and Roxie Hawksten; five special friends, Bess Adams, Tammy and Donnie Hager, Connie Vance and James Farley and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at her residence on Rt. 1 Box 392, Hoover Fork Road, Harts, being the ninth house up, with Rev. Arbie Adkins and Rev. Tracie Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at the Adams-Abbott Cemetery at Hoover Fork. Pallbearers will be friends and family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Logan                                                                                                                          

 

2008, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 12, 2008

Jackie Lee Sturgell, 47, of Accoville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 10, 2008, from his home following an extended illness. Born November 5, 1960, at Holden, he was a son of Isaac Sturgell of Davin and the late Eula Mae Felty Sturgell.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Roger and Brad Sturgell; his mother-in-law, JoAnn McClellan Mills, and his grandfather-in-law, Denver "Poppy" McClellan Sr.

Before he became disabled, Jackie was a coal miner for 20 years, formerly employed with Peabody Coal Company and Independence Coal Company. Jackie was a Christian and a member of the Becco United Baptist Church at Braeholm. He was devoted to his family, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild.

Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 26 and one-half years, Kim Mills Sturgell; two children, Jaclyn (fianc• Anthony Bailey) Sturgell of Robinette and Jared Sturgell, at home; his father-in-law, Okie Mills of Accoville; three brothers, Clifford (Libby) Sturgell of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., Sherwood Sturgell of Charleston and Ray Sturgell of North Carolina; five sisters, Gisele (Lee) Blankenship of Cyclone, Gwen (Donald) Toler of Bolt, Mary (Ronnie) Daniels of North Carolina, and Sally (Scott) Ferrell and Kitty (John) Dempsey, both of Six Mile; one sister-in-law, Kathy (Mike) Daniels of Robinette; one brother-in-law, Larry (Lynn) Mills of Accoville, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Becco United Baptist Church with Rev. Denver McClellan and Rev. Cecil McClellan officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will be members of the Becco United Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be J. D. Roberts, Raymond Grimmett, Carl Adkins, Jason Mills and Junior Willis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - December 24, 2008

Mary F. "Frankie" Blankenship, 75, of Accoville died Dec. 23, 2008. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church, Man. Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Accoville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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John E. Gilco, 57, of Accoville, departed this life Saturday, November 14, 2009, from his home after short illness. Born November 6, 1952, at Braeholm, he was a son of the late Thomas and Addilee Blankenship Gilco. Also preceding him in death was one brother, James Terry Gilco; one niece, Tamara Suzanne Gilco; one nephew, David Aaron Gilco, and one great-nephew, Austin Lovins. John was a retired employee of the Charleston Gazette. He was a knife collector and an avid wrestling fan.

Those left to love and miss him include one son, John E. Evans of Huntington (adopted by Angie and Rick Evans); one sister, Angie (Rick) Evans of Accoville; four brothers, Benny (Ella) Gilco of Braeholm, Tom (Gloria) Gilco of Accoville, Paul David (Mary) Gilco of Kopperston, and Alvin Gilco of Welch; one grandson, Jacob Evans of Kistler; one step-grandson, Zachary Kirby of Kistler; a special niece and caregiver, Brandy Robertson of Accoville; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 19, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel at Man with Rev. Buddy Hager officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Benny, Tom, Brandon and Alvin Gilco, and John Evans and Rick Evans Sr.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Amherstdale, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 17, 2008

Scotty Ray Rakes Sr., 63, of Amherstdale, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 13, 2008, from Logan Regional Medical Center after a long illness. Born December 15, 1944, at Crites, he was a son of the late Tom and Susie McGuire Rakes.

Also preceding him in death was one brother, Tom Rakes Jr., and one sister, Patricia Elswick. Scotty was a surface miner, formerly employed with Arch of WV. He was a member of the UMWA Local 1302 and was veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Scotty was a 1963 graduate of Man High School. His hobbies included collecting NASCAR memorabilia and playing with his grandchildren.

Those left to celebrate his life include his wife of 38 years, Beverly Grimmett Rakese; one daughter, Misty (Tilson) Peck of Accoville; one son, Scotty (Cathy) Rakes Jr. of Lorado; two grandchildren, Emily Rakes of Accoville and Scotty "Levi" James Rakes of Lorado; two step-grandchildren, Ashley (Johnny) Farley of Chapmanville and Holly Belcher of Lorado; special niece, Marissa Wisecup of Accoville; one sister, Frances Frye of Huntington; one brother, Danny "Max" (Merle) Rakes of Robinette; many nieces and nephews; his sisters-in-law, Flora McCoy of Kentucky and Karen Curry of Man; cousins, Joyce Perry, Linda Wooten, Dreama Peters, Carol Esque, Pat Esque, Eugene Esque, and Lisa Blankenship; special friends, Gary Kennedy, Terry Jude, Allen Ryan, Kathryne Jude, Beth Caldwell, and Raymond and Hollie Jude, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Becco United Baptist Church with Rev. Denver McClellan Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the DAV Post 39 at Harts, and VFW Post 6153 and American Legion Post 103, both at Chapmanville. Pallbearers will be family members and friends. Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man is in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Baisden, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Also found Baisden in Mingo Co., WV,

http://mountsfuneralhome.com/obituary/rayburn-alton-new

Rayburn Alton New 71 of Baisden went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 from his residence. Born on February 12, 1937 at Baisden, he was the son of the late Boyd and Naomi (Justice) New.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Craig Steven New; and one grandson, Michael Paul Hatfield. Rayburn was a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name at Baisden.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Rayburn are:  his loving wife of 50 years, whom he married on April 6, 1958, Vinia Mae (Morgan) New; his five daughters: Drema Faye (Gerry) Carter, Rita Gayle (Arvil) Hatfield, Mary Teena (Billy) Hatfield, Danna Noami (Jeffery) Thompson, and Patty Frances (Jesse) Hatfield; his 3 sons:  Jackie Rayburn (Marieena) New, Joseph Edward (Tiffany) New, and Brian Keith (Kathy "Diana" Fox) New;  his fourteen grandchildren:  Crystal Dawn Lawrence, Jessica Lynn Gross, Emmett "William" Hatfield, Heather Rae Hatfield, Billy Jo Hatfield, Latasha Jo Toler, Kayla Nicole Toler, Craig Richard Cline, Brandon Jesse Hatfield, Zachary Lee Ryan Hatfield, Keisha Nicole New, Hannah Nicole New, Alton Ryan New, and Ivan Jacob New; his three step grandchildren:  Cody Carter, Cody Stradley and Kristopher Stradley; his seven great grandchildren: Timmothy Austin Powers,  Raven Brooke Powers,  Keaton Isacc Hatfield, McKenzie Lynn Hatfield, Eariendia Jade Davis, Jordan Michael Hatfield,  Skyler Ray Toler ; his step great grandchild, Abigail Judith Hanna Stanley; his nine sisters:  Evelyn Walls of Max Meadows VA, Magdlene (Hillard) Blankenship of McGraw, Georgia (Mayford) Coleman of Bull Creek, Patty (Earl) Blackburn of Baisden, Eunice Berry of Fort Gay, Loretta (Paul) Kennedy of Long Branch, Diana Justice of Bull Creek, Joan Lester of Baisden, and Joyce Hatfield of Baisden; his two brothers:  Delmo (Nancy)  New and Randy (Norma) New both of Baisden;  and a host of family and friends.  Rayburn will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 27th at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer with the Rev. Mark Stanley, Rev. Rocky Morgan, Rev. David Spears, and the Rev. Ricky Browning officiating.  Burial followed in the Rayburn New Family Cemetery at Baisden.  Pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews:  BJ Hatfield, Craig Cline, Brandon Hatfield, Eddie New, Shaun White, Randy Dale New, and Anthony Gibson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Baisden, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Also found Baisden in Mingo Co., WV,

http://mountsfuneralhome.com/obituary/amos-new

Amos New, 80 of Baisden, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, from Williamson ARH in South Williamson KY. Born on April 22, 1929 at Baisden, he was the son of the late Troy and Tennessee Vannie Blankenship New.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by:  his first wife, Virgie Ruth Kennedy New; one son, Arnold Ray New; and three brothers:  Raymond, Joda Pat, and Buddy New. Amos was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Full Gospel Church of God at Baisden.  He will always be remembered for his kind heart and the fact that he never met a stranger. 

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Amos are:  his wife, Donnie Davis Cline New of Baisden; his son, David (Denise) New of McCarr KY; his three daughters:  Norma Jean (Buck) Hatfield of Sharon Heights of Hampden, Wanda (Rocky) Morgan of Simon, and Arlene (Terry) VanNatter of Grassy Meadows; one brother, Doug (Zola) New of Coal Mountain; his three sisters:  Alma Cline and Gladys Mounts both of Baisden, and Alice Lester of Sprattsville section of Gilbert; his six step-children:  Susan (Eddie) Shaffer, Rhonda (Donnie) West, Glenda (Darrell) Walls, Dennis Cline, Lora (Darrell) Cline, and Regina (Lynn) Cline; his 11 grandchildren; his 15 great grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 20th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jonas Trent, Rev. Diamond Carter, and the Rev. Denny May officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights at Hampden. He was carried to his final resting place by his grandsons and great grandsons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Baisden, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Also found Baisden in Mingo Co., WV,

http://mountsfuneralhome.com/obituary/joan-new-lester

Joan New Lester, 52, of Baisden, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, January 4, 2009, from Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan. Born on January 10, 1956, at Baisden, she was the beloved daughter of the late Boyd and Naomi (Justice) New.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dickie Lester; one brother, Rayburn New; and one son, Larry Glen White. Joan was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a homemaker and of the Church of God in Jesus Name Faith.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Joan are:  her three sons:  Larry Earl and Shawn “Bubba” White, and Chester “Boog” Lester, all of Baisden; her two brothers:  Delmo (Nancy) New and Randy (Norma) New, both of Baisden; her eight sisters:  Evelyn Walls of max Meadows VA, Magdlene (Hillard) Blankenship of McGraw, Georgia (Mayford) Coleman of Mohawk, Patty (Earl) Blackburn of Baisden, Eunice Berry of Wayne, Loretta (Paul) Kennedy of Simon, Diana Justice of Mohawk, and Joyce Hatfield of Baisden; and a host of other dear family and friends.

A celebration of her life was held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 6th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Diamond Carter and the Rev. Mark Stanley officiating. Burial followed in the New Family Cemetery at Baisden.  She was carried to her final resting place by:  Anthony Gibson, “Little” Gene New, Eddie New, Bobby “Grapenut” New, Brent Lester, and Randy Dale New.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Bruno, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 2, 2008

Janice Marie Glandon Ellis, 76, of Bruno, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, June 29, 2008, from Logan Regional Medical Center at Logan. Born September 15, 1931, at Bruno, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Maude Carter Glandon.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Harmon Ellis; three brothers, Dale, Earl and Audrey Glandon; two sisters, Golda Goodman and Odessa Johnson; eight sons, Kager, Charles, Darrell, Zenneth, Ronald, Donzel, Levon and John Boy Ellis; one daughter, Shirley; and four grandchildren, Angela Kay, Michael, Vada Ann and Charles Jr. Janice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, who enjoyed cooking, going to church and being with her family and friends. She was a member of the Bruno Church of God.

Those left to love and cherish her memory include six daughters, Opal Blankenship of Bruno, Barbara (Fred) Newman of Hurricane, Wanda (Larry) Sites of Petersburg, Kaye (Michael) Roberts of Chapmanville, Sandra (Michael "Cud") Bailey of Accoville and Sharon (Wade) Hatfield of Virginia; eight sons, Buddy (Shelby) Ellis, Michael Ellis and Ricky Ellis, all of Bruno, Danny Ellis and Harold (Lynn) Ellis, both of Accoville, Larry (Martha) Ellis of Largo, Fla., Jackie (Sue) Ellis of Newark, Ohio, and Harmon Ellis Jr., of Neibert; a son-in-law, Jim Gill; a daughter-in-law, Edna Mae; a brother, Johnie Glandon; two sisters, Samantha Trent of Man and Josie Estep of Chicago, Ill.; 44 grandchildren; 50 great- grandchildren; special friend, Diana Walker, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Bruno Church of God with the Rev. Bill Cantrell and the Rev. Roger Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the Browning and Grimmett Cemetery at Bruno. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Opal Louise married  Tildon F. Blankenship

SSDI, Blankenship, Opal L., 80, 26May1930 - 24Nov2010, Bruno, Logan, WV, WV-235-86-6173     

SSDI, Blankenship, Tilden, 55, 23Jul1928 - ??Oct1983, Bruno, Logan, WV, WV-234-40-4013     

 

2009, Bruno, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Ricky Edward Ellis, 47 of Bruno, departed this life March 12, 2009, from his residence. Born on November 3, 1961 at Bruno, he was the son of the late Harmon and Janice Marie (Glandon) Ellis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 brothers: Kager, Charles, Darrell, Zenneth, Ronald, Donzel, Levon, and John Boy Ellis, 1 sister: Shirley Gill, nieces and nephews: Angela Kay, Vada Ann, Michael and Charles Jr. Ricky was a loving brother, uncle, and friend, who loved to watch the Cincinatti Bengals, and the Reds, and he loved to watch the Mountaineers, which was his favorite.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Ricky are his sisters: Opal Blankenship of Bruno, Barbara (Fred) Newman of Hurricane, Wanda (Larry) Sites of Peterstown, Kaye (Michael) Roberts of Chapmanville, Sandra (Michael, “Cud”) Bailey of Accoville, Sharon (Wade) Hatfield of Smith Mountain Lake, his brothers; Buddy (Shelby), and Michael Ellis of Bruno, Danny and Jackie (Sue) Ellis of Newark, Oh, Harold (Lynn) Ellis of Accoville, Larry Ellis of St Petersburg, Florida, and Harmon Ellis, Jr. of Neibert. Also a special caretaker: Nancy Taylor, and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 16th, at the Bruno Church of God at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Roger Frye and Rev. Bill Cantrell officiating. Burial followed in the Browning and Grimmett Cemetery at Bruno.  Nephews served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Chapmanville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 11, 2008

Mr. Gregory A. Eplin, 47, of Caney Branch of was born August 18, 1960, at Man, a son of the late Haskell and Estella Spears Eplin. He departed this life Friday, March 7, 2008, at Logan Regional Medical Center after a brief illness with family and friends at his side.

Also preceding him in death was a brother, Paul Eplin; a sister, Linda McDaniels, and her husband, Edward 'Butch' McDaniels. Mr. Eplin was a body shop manager for over 20 years, having worked for Honeycutt's for 15 years, L&S Chevrolet and presently at The Body Shop in Madison. He was very dedicated to his customers, employers and employees. His passion and hobby was bass fishing, placing 26th in the 2007 West Virginia State Bass Fishing Tournament, was a member of the Cardinal Bass Masters for the last 6 years, the W.Va. Bass Federation, and was a Man High School All Star Pitcher from 1976-1978.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Dreama Deskins Eplin; a very special son, Gregory David Austin Eplin, 8 years old, at home; a son, Dustin (Carla) Blankenship of Beech Creek; a grandson, Jacob Riley Blankenship , 3 years old; his step-son, Shawn (Stephanie) Willis of Chapmanville; his two step-grandchildren, Evan and Addison Willis; two brothers, Jimmy (Sandra) Eplin of Davin and Gary (Deanna) Eplin of Claypool; his sisters-in-law, Judy Eplin of Man and Shelia Marcum of Logan; Larry Deskins of City View; his close friends and fishing team, Joey Justice, Dennis Napier, Brad Napier, Rick Lilly, Buddy Lucas and Jimmy Cook, and a host of special nieces and nephews he dearly loved.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Evans Funeral Home at Chapmanville with Rev. Bobby G. Belcher officiating. Entombment will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Buddy Lucas, Rick Lilly, Ralph Vance, Art Maynard, Charlie Manley and Mik Harvey. Honorary pallbearers will Ronnie Lambert and Richard Osborne.

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2009, Chapmanville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - September 22, 2009

Mr. Sheridan Ray "Baner" Vinson, 50, of Chapmanville, departed this life Saturday, September 19, 2009, at his residence. Born April 27, 1959, at Logan, he was a son of Max Edward and Nancy Alene Collins Vinson of Chapmanville. Baner enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time with his friends at Mud Fork.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Buford Sr. and Anna Mae Collins; paternal grandparents, Clifford Vinson and Pearl Vinson Brown; maternal great-grandparents, Charlie and Malindia Smith Cole and Issac Collins and Minerva Collins Tomblin; paternal great-grandparents, Jimersom and Hattie Hager Vinson and Henry and Jennie Evans; one uncle, Buford Collins Jr., and one aunt, Easter Blankenship.

Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include two sisters, Malindia Vinson and Mary Vinson (Ed) Woody, both of Chapmanville; two brothers, Hurston Vinson of Garrett Fork and Chuck (Lucy) Vinson of Chapmanville; one aunt, Sharlette (Fred) Miller of Columbus, Ohio; four nephews, Ryan and Gabriel Vinson and Justin and Dustin Woody; two nieces, Brittany Vinson and Melissa "Woody" (Bobby) Evans, one great-nephew, Chase Evans.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, at the Freeman Funeral Home at Chapmanville with Pastor Donnie Wells officiating. Burial will follow at the Vinson Cemetery at Main Hart. Pallbearers will be: Shaun Jones, Sid Conley, Ricky Hughes, Mike Green, Dwayne Bryant and Leslie Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be David Sammons, Carl Green, Steven Bryant, Fred Miller, David Messer, Donald Watkins and Richard Blankenship .

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Christian, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Dora Jane (Nelson) Cantrell, 67, of Christian, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 8, 2008, from her residence. Born on September 12, 1941 at Stowe, she was the beloved daughter of the late Woots and Virginia (VanDevander) Nelson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Eddie Gene Cantrell; a son, David Linton Cantrell; a daughter, Donna Jean Cantrell; two brothers:  James Charles and Carlos Edward Nelson; and one sister, Mary Elizabeth. Jane was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Jane are:  her four beloved sons:  Rev. Billy (Gondy) Cantrell of Christian, Dennis (Jessica) Cantrell of Bruno, Phillip (Sherry) Cantrell of Springlake NC, and Michael (Crystal) Cantrell of Hurricane; her four loving daughters:  Terri (Ronald) Lambert of Christian, Paula (Norman II) Harvey of Kistler, Jean Ann (Jackie II) Evans of Earling, and Pamela (Robert) Holland of Beaumont TX; her 20 precious grandchildren:  David (Vickie), Eddie (April), Billy II, Daniel (Savanna), Brittany, Adriana, Paul, Amanda, Joshua, Trevor, and Christian Cantrell, Christina (David) Riley, Dalina (Chris) Blankenship, Raymond & Joseph Lambert, Jackie III, Mark and Matthew Evans, and Michael and Jenny Bowers; her 13 precious great grandchildren; her brothers and sisters:  Corrina (John) BoCook, Russell (Mary Lou) Nelson, Maggie (Ranny) Gibson, Anna (Steve) Dick, and Michael (Drema) Nelson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends, whom she dearly loved. 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 11th at the Sandlick Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny Blankenship and the Rev. Mike Johnson officiating.  Burial followed in the Christian Community Cemetery at Christian.  Grandson served as pallbearers.

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2009, Crooked Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Mary Ella McKenzie Carver, 87, of Crooked Creek, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Trinity Healthcare after a long illness. Born January 30, 1922, at Dehue, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Belva Robinette McKenzie. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Dennis, and brothers, Charlie and Bill McKenzie.  Mary Ella was a devoted Christian and member of the McConnell Tabernacle. She was a long time employee of G.C. Murphy Company in Logan.

She was a devoted mother to her three children, Charles (Theresa) Carver and Rose (Jim) Reynolds, both of East Rochester, N.Y., and LaDonna (Rev. Tildon) Blankenship of Crooked Creek, of which she made her home; she was also a proud grandmother to her six grandchildren, David Carver and Denise (John) Alfieri, both of East Rochester, Steve (Pam) Carver of Smithfield, N.C., Carissa Blankenship of Huntington, and Jasyn and Justyn Blankenship of Crooked Creek; she was also a great-grandmother to Alyson, Johnny and Francesca Alfieri of East Rochester, Cole and Troy Carver of Smithfield, and Connor Gage Lawson of Crooked Creek; a sister, Leatrice Joy (Dr. Robert) Stetzel of Fort Wayne, Ind., and a dear and cherished friend, Mr. Sidney Tomblin of West Logan.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 19, at the McConnell Tabernacle with Rev. Randy Skeens and Rev. Orville Syner and Rev. Tildon Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Steven Carver, David Carver, Jasyn Blankenship, Justyn Blankenship, Les McKenzie, and John David Carver.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2008, Davin, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - January 2, 2008

Jimmie Ed Vance, 73, of Davin, departed this life Saturday, December 29, 2007, at his home following a brief illness. Born July 23, 1934, at Davin, he was a son of the late George Wiley and Allie Pearl Grimmett Vance.

Also preceding him in death was one son, Kevin James Vance; two brothers, Troy Vance and Rannie Vance; two sisters, Maggie Vance Justice and Madeva Vance Brumfield; two infant sisters and one infant brother.

Jimmie was a retired coal miner, formerly employed with Pittston Coal Corporation, and a member of UMWA local 8454. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, Brooke, Hunter, and Cameron. Jimmie enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and riding his four-wheeler with his dog, Spotty. If he wasn't at home, you could usually find him in his garden. He loved being around his family and friends.

Those left to miss him include his wife of 45 years, Maxine Eads Vance; three children, David (Jennifer) Vance of Winfield, and Debra (Kevin) Mathis and Brian (Stephanie Blankenship ) Vance, both of Davin; four brothers, Marley (Janet) Vance of Galloway, Ohio, Norman (Betty) Vance and Jerry (Deanna) Vance, both of Davin, and Terry (Linda) Vance of Foster; three sisters, Marnell (Harry) Eads of Stratford, Conn., Anna (Clarence) Vance of Man, and Laura Sue (Larry) Rollins of Davin; three grandchildren, Brooke Mathis of Davin, and Hunter Vance and Cameron Stoops, both of Winfield, and many nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at the Claypool United Methodist Church at Davin with the Rev. David Fisher officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers were family members and friends. Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man was in charge of arrangements.

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2008, Davin, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Coal Valley News (Madison, WV) - January 4, 2008

Eula Mae Sturgell, 71, of Davin, departed this life to begin a new life with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007. She lost a valiant fight after a long illness in Logan General Hospital on the fifth floor. The family is grateful for the exceptional care she received. She was born March 21, 1936, at Amieagle, a daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Felty.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Roger and Bradford Sturgell; three brothers, Raymond, Clarence, and Elmer Guy Felty; and three sisters, Judith Ann, Olitta and Brenda Felty. Eula Mae was a member of the Greenbranch Free Will Baptist Church. She was a disabled school bus driver for handicapped children in Logan County. Eula Mae was the heart beat and guardian angel of her family. She taught those close to her to laugh, love, and hold life sacred. A truly loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Eula Mae was dear to all those who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 53 years, Isaac Sturgell of Davin; four sons, Clifford (Libby) Sturgell of VA, Jackie (Kim) Sturgell of Accoville, Sherwood Sturgell of Charleston, and Ray Sturgell of NC; five daughters, Gisele (Lee) Blankenship of Cyclone, Gwen (Donald) Toler of Bolt, Mary (Ronnie) Daniels of NC, Sally (Scott) Ferrell, ad Kitty (John) Dempsey, both of Six Mile; her special angel, Libby Sturgell of VA, four sisters Frances (Fred) Covert of Greenview, Beulah (Hoot) Gibson of OH, Beverly Chambers of Hewitt, and Helen (Jim) Ferrell of Griffithsvile; one brother Lewis Felty of Six Mile; 30 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews; along with a host of friends and neighbors.

Service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church, Man. Burial will be in Vance Cemetery, Holden. Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, is in charge of arrangements.

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2009, Davin, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - September 25, 2009

Eric Warren Goodman, 21, of Davin, departed this life suddenly Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital at Huntington. Born December 22, 1987, at Logan, he was a son of Jimmy and Phyllis Goodman Albright of Midlothian, Va., and Brian Blankenship of Crown.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Mickey Goodman and John and Holleen Albright. Eric enjoyed football and being with his friends. He was a loving son, brother and grandson.

Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include two brothers, Blake Albright and Jimmy Albright II, both of Midlothian; two half-sisters, Whitney and Tiffany Blankenship , both of Crown; his maternal grandmother with whom he made his home, Hazel Goodman of Davin; paternal grandparents, Roy and Shirley Baisden Blankenship of Robinette; a special aunt and uncle, Shelia and Robert Bartley of Garner, N.C.; a special cousin, Amy Bartley of Garner and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 27, at the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church at Man with Rev. Robbie Gollihue and Brother Robert Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be Brad Story, Jimmy Albright II, Kalan Ramsey, Walker Collins, Brandon Chambers, Linzy Collins, Bradley Clark, Billy Ball, Matthew Hensley and Matthew Gibson.

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2009, Ethel, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 8, 2009

Theresa Louise Blankenship, 49, of Ethel, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Logan Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 19, 1959, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of Joanne and Kenneth Nelson of Verdunville and the late Gary Price.

Also preceding her in death were her grandparents, Luther and Lizzie Damron and Ray and Mae Price, and her siblings, Joan Leslie Price Collins, Michael Ricky Price and Pamela Sue Lambert. Theresa was a cook at Morrison's Drive Inn.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Willard "Rocky" Blankenship ; one son, Brandon (Tabitha) Blankenship ; two stepsons, Dustin (Carla) Blankenship and James T. Deskins; three grandchildren, Katelyn and Austin Blankenship of Marmet and Jacob Blankenship of Beech Creek; four sisters, Angel (Aaron) Burgess of Verdunville, Bobbie Turley of Cross Lanes, Rhonda (Barry) Stutesman of Prescott, Mich., and Libby (Gary) Nickens of Lincolnton, N.C.; three brothers, Gary (Violet) Price of Harts, Danny (Misty) Price of Holden and Luther Price of Maryland. Theresa will be dearly missed by a host of family and friends.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Employees of LEASA will serve as pallbearers.

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2009, Henlawson, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 16, 2009

Mr. Edward William Smith, 74, of Henlawson, departed this life Monday, July 13, 2009, at his residence. Born December 27, 1934, at Mt. Gay, he was a son of the late Walter and Nora Smith.

Also preceding him in death were two sons, Steven B. and James E. Smith. Edward was a retired mine foreman, UMWA affiliated and was previously associated with the West Virginia, Central Kentucky and Southeastern Kentucky Horesemens Association. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp serving in Korea.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Carrol Smith; one daughter, Patricia Kay (Larry) Chambers of Stollings; one son, Christopher S. (Diania) Smith of Chapmanville; three sisters, Romain (Rod) Bowling and Daisy McCallister, both of Maryland, and Pearl Rose Ferrell of Huntington; one brother, Frank O. Smith of South Carolina; two grandchildren, Dale and Brandon (Brittany) Chambers; two grandchildren, Madison Brooke and Braydon Chambers; and his mother-in-law Helen Blankenship .

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Hartwell officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dale and Brandon Chambers.

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2009, Landville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Wanda Lee Lester, 54, of Landville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, November 19, 2009, from Logan Regional Medical Center following a long illness. Born November 15, 1955, at Man, she was a daughter of Leander Hatfield and the late Janice Boggess Hatfield. Also preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Bruce and Rosie Carter Hatfield; her maternal grandparents, Ed and Wilma Lester Boggess, and her brother, Michael Bruce Hatfield. Wanda was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a former employee of Man Hospital and member of the Christian Freewill Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her grandkids, her family and her friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Additionally, those left to love and cherish her memory include her loving husband of 36 years, Kenneth Lester; two sons, Gary (Rhonda) Lester of Man and Joey (Angel) Lester of Landville; daughter, Robin Lester of Landville; four sisters, Kay Justice of Cooks Addition, Vickie (Benny) Grimmett of Landville, Lisa (Timothy) Browning of Whitman and Tonya (Bob Belcher) Hatfield of Danville; two brothers, Danny (Lisa) Hatfield of Hunt and Gregory (Lorrie) Hatfield of Louisburg, N.C.; grandson, Justin Lester, and granddaughter, Alyssa Lester, both whom she adored; a special sister-in-law, Brenda (Bill) Blankenship, and several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, at the Christian Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Johnson and Pastor Joaquine Ooten officiating. Burial will follow in the Dye Cemetery at Verner. Pallbearers will be Keith, Greg, Benny, Timmy, Little Keith, Little Greg, Jeremy, Tyler and Michael. Honorary pallbearers will be Lowell, Louie, Darrell, Dennis and Richard Walls, Kenny Roberts, Cecil Bobbett, Fred Hatfield, Ronnie and Bill Browning, Buel and Frank Lester, Lamuel Ward and James Belcher.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2008, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - May 28, 2008

Carolyn L. Blankenship Patterson Torres, 62, of Logan, departed this life Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born June 19, 1945, she was a daughter of Nancy Soler Blankenship of Whites Addition and the late Ernest Blankenship Jr.

Carolyn was also preceded in death by two sons, Ray Patrick and Glen Scott Patterson; grandparents, Lucinda and Ernest Blankenship Sr. and Louis and Ralph Soler.

Survivors include two sons, James Patrick Patterson of Dallas, Texas, and Frank D. (Elizabeth) Patterson of Cora; four brothers, Ernest (Sandra) Blankenship of Altha, Fla., Franklin Blankenship of Melbourne, Fla., Loren (Chassie) Blankenship of Virginia, and Ralph (Brenda) Blankenship of Walkerton, Ind.; two sisters, Barbara Cullett of Whitman and Donna (Jerry) Vance of Holden; one grandson, Bryan Patterson of Dallas, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Walter Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers are Thomas Adams, Jack Gullett, J. D. Gullett, Bryan Patterson, Ralph and Franklin Blankenship.

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2009, Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Jere Dell Morrison, 39, of Logan, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 6, 2009, of a massive heart attack brought on by complications of congestive heart failure. Jere was formerly employed by Michael’s of Charleston and Mountaineer Manufacturing of Smithers. He was known for his creative abilities with custom picture framing and his hobby of woodworking. However, Jere was best known for his friendly and unassuming manner and his loving and caring personality.

Survivors include his beautiful daughter, Mollie Mechelle of Logan, and his loving son, J.D. of Dyersburg, Tenn; his father, C. David Morrison of Logan; his mother and stepfather, Linda and Robert Gilliam of Charleston; his sister, Leah Beth (Chris) Newby and their son, Hudson, and his brother, Bobby (Stacy) Gilliam, and their son, Trey, all of Charleston; his aunt, Sharon Ballard of Logan and a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, at the James Funeral Home with Father George Kostas officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens of Godby. Pallbearers will be Kevin Ballard, Johnny Morrison, James McDonald, Torrey Patton, Billy Mullins, Billy Mitchell, Creg Blankenship, Ray Bryant, Paul Bailey and Randall Marcum.
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2008, Man, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Joe "Bud" McCoy, 71, of Man, departed this life Friday, May 2, 2008, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Born October 31, 1936, at Becco, he was a son of the late Joe M. and Millie Florence Wilson McCoy.

Also preceding him in death was two brothers, V.J. Morgan and Amizah McCoy, and one sister, Magdalene Dunn. Joe was a retired coal miner with T&C Coal Company and of the Church of God faith.

Those left to love and cherish his memory include his wife, Maggie Blankenship McCoy; his two daughters, Sandy (Wally) Griffin of Man and Stacy (Bob) Mason of North Carolina; his son, John McCoy of Man; his seven grandchildren, John Austin Griffin of Man, Dustin Griffin of Ohio, Adam, Carrie Grace, Amy Grace and Sarah Grace Mason of North Carolina, and Michaela Lynn Blankenship of Mallory; his sister, Sarah Arlena Gamble of Man; his four step-children, Joe Allen Morgan of Virginia, Angela Capps of Florida, Avery Ross Morgan Jr., of Ohio, and Danny (Jennifer) Blankenship of Mallory; his four step-grandchildren, Kirby Capps, and Candace, Ethen and Nicole Hays, all of Florida; and a host of family and friends. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert. Per his request, the body was cremated. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of the arrangements.

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2008, Man, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Kermit (Poe) Hatfield, 95, of Man, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, from Logan Center—Genesis Health Care at Logan. Born on February 12, 1913, at Rich Creek, Rita WV, she was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Josephine (Trent) Poe.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by:  six sisters:  Dixie Cook, Alverta Browning, Florence Hatfield, Grace Johnson, Nellie Prater, and Virginia “Hickie” Browning; two brothers:  Verner Poe and infant Billy Poe. Kermit was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Big Cub Missionary Baptist Church.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Kermit are:  her three daughters:  Josephine Faye Blankenship of Elkton MD, Edna Miller of Man, and Virginia Sorrell of Amherst OH; her son, Jimmy (Charlotte) Hatfield of Fan Rock; her 12 grandchildren; her several great and great great grandchildren; her two sisters:  Ruby (Donald) Hagy and Hattie Blankenship, both of Gilbert; her two brothers:  Clarence and Roger Poe; a host of family and friends, and a  special acknowledgement to a special gift from God, Marsha Hatfield, for her loving care and friendship.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 13th at the Big Cub Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hatfield officiating.  Burial followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Coal Mountain. Family served as pallbearers.

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+2009, Man, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 6, 2009

L.C. Blankenship Sr., 83, of Green Valley of Man, departed this life Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born July 25, 1925, at War Eagle, he was a son of the late Harm and Jettie Lester Blankenship.

Also preceding him in death was his loving wife, Jo Mae Harding Blankenship; a daughter, Giesel Banks; one great-grandson, Jordan; three sisters and two brothers. L.C. was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle and friend. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a retired coal miner and of the Church of God faith.

Those left to love and cherish his memory include four beloved sons, Donald (Cheryl) Blankenship of Clarksville Tenn., Glenis (Soyla) Blankenship of Houston, Texas, L.C. (Gaye Sammons) Blankenship Jr. of Belfry Ky., and Gary (Lynn Hall) Blankenship of Green Valley; a loving daughter, Jo Ann (Bazz Blankenship ) Morgan of Gilbert; three sisters, Geneva Arrington of Lynco, and Joyce Boings and Evelyn Elam, both of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters-in-law, Robin Blankenship of Crites and Tina Blankenship of Landville; 13 precious grandchildren, Karen Manuel of Panama City Beach, Fla., Donald Blankenship II, Rebecca Blankenship and Crystal Hatfield, all of Clarksville, Chad (Kim) Blankenship of Rocky Mount, N.C., Nikki (Mike) Toler, Avery C. Morgan Jr. and Belinda Lawrence, all of Green Valley, John Bryson and Joshua Blankenship , both of Landville, Corporal Ryan Blankenship of Cherry Point, N.C., Gary Blankenship II of Crites, and Rose Gibson of Logan, and 13 wonderful great-grandchildren, Abigail, Kevin M., Kyla, Ian, Nathan, Savannah, Geslyn, Derick, Ritchie, Kevin L., Teara, Nikki, and Hubba, and a host of other dear family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Davis officiating with Military Graveside Rites performed by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 141 of Belfry, Ky.

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+2008, Mitchell Heights, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - February 16, 2008

Sue Ann Grimmett Lovejoy, 56, of Mitchell Heights, formerly of Man, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, from CAMC Memorial Division at Charleston after an extended illness. Born September 17, 1951, at Man, she was a daughter of the late Ray Lee Grimmett and Edith Mae Blankenship Grimmett Kirk.

Also preceding her in death was her maternal grandparents, Silas and Grace Browning Blankenship, and her paternal grandparents, Roy and Lula Grimmett. Sue Ann was a homemaker and a disabled day trainer, formerly employed with Logan Mingo Area Mental Health Center. She was an active member of the Chapmanville United Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Aide. Sue Ann was a devoted wife and mother.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 33 years, Raymond Johnny "Turkey" Lovejoy; one daughter, Renea Lovejoy Lester, at home; two brothers, Rev. Michael (Betty) Johnson of Greenvalley and Rodney (Lillian) Blankenship of Summersville; her parents-in-law, Raymond and Sybil May Lovejoy of Christian; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Stephanie and Shane Kirkpatrick of Holden and Mark and Charlotte Lovejoy of Christian; nieces and nephews, Leigh Ann and Michael Lewis of Kistler, Kelly Johnson of Chesapeake, Va., Rodney Michael and Julie Blankenship of Summersville, Samantha Grimmette, David Lee Grimmette, and Hanna Grimmette, all of Holden, and Mark Steven Lovejoy and Millard Scott Lovejoy, both of Christian, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 17, at Chapmanville United Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Adams and Rev. Woodrow Gillispie officiating. Burial will follow in the Lovejoy Family Cemetery at Singing Branch in Lincoln County. Pallbearers will be Rick Grimmett, Darryl Woody, Rocky Grimmett, Buddy Grimmett, Louie Grimmett and Shane Kirkpatrick. Honorary pallbearers will be David Lee Grimmette, Mark Steven Lovejoy, Millard Scott Lovejoy, Doug Scarberry, Russ Baker, Estel Murray and Michael Swiney.

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2009, Monaville, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Roy L. Chappell, 85, of Monaville, entered into his heavenly home from Logan Regional Medical Center Saturday, November 7, 2009, surrounded by his family. Born September 6, 1924, at Whitman, he was a son of the late John W. and Sarah Vanover Chappell. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Jasper, Curtis, Ernest and John Chappell, and three sisters, Effie Lewis, Elsie Bailey and Edith Bucy. Roy was a member of the Switzer Church of God. He was a decorated World War II hero where he served on the USS Borie Navy Destroyer, and he enjoyed church, woodworking crafts, and yard sales.

Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Carol (Jim) Blankenship and Suzi (Craig) Dameron, both of Monaville; five grandchildren, Bo (Karla) Donahoe of Charleston, S.C., Jamie (Jerry) Mullins and Kevin (Teresa) Donahoe, both of Monaville, Jeffrey (JoEllen) Dameron of Teays Valley, and Jason Dameron of Godby Heights; seven great-grandchildren, Buddy Nickell of Holden, Kelli Donahoe and Colten Donahoe, both of Monaville, Eric Donahoe of Huntington, Olivia Dameron of Teays Valley, and Jayla and Kaleigh Dameron of Ottawa; one sister, Esteen Garrett of Alabama, and a host of family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 12, at the Switzer Church of God with Rev. Michael York and Rev. Jody Bias officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Blankenship, Craig Dameron, and Jerry Mullins.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2008, Omar, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

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Belva Jean Blankenship, 64, of Omar, went to be with Jesus Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Trinity Healthcare of Logan. Born May 27, 1944, at Micco, she was a daughter of Easter Newsome Day of Logan and the late Millard Day. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Donald Blankenship Sr.; one son, Leonard James Blankenship, and one brother, Hobert Lee Day Sr. Belva was a member of the Jesus Church at Micco and attended the Fundamental Christian Church at Varney.

Those left to cherish her memory include three sons, Donald (Lisa) Blankenship Jr. of Logan, Dennis (Lynn) Blankenship of Mill Creek and Dale Blankenship of Omar; one daughter, Joann Webb (companion Eli Estepp) of Henlawson; two brothers, Clyde (Kay) Akers of Holden and Billy Ray George of Logan; four sisters, Brenda (Mark) Maynard of Logan, Betty (Bill) Carter of Mill Creek, and Linda (Leslie) Evans and Donetta (Roosevelt) Allen, both of Logan; six grandchildren, Donald "Cole" Blankenship (companion Kim Miller), Gabriel (Amber) Blankenship and Jimmy Blankenship, all of Omar, Billy Joe Webb of Henlawson, Jacob Blankenship of Mill Creek, and Kelly Donahoe of Rossmore; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Landon, Alissa, Carrie, Kaylee, Christopher and Brannia Blankenship, and 23 special nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Jesus Church at Micco with Rev. Jay West and Gary Mays officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Peach Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Mar 31, 2009

Olive Blankenship, 90, of Peach Creek died Monday in Logan Regional Medical Center. Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Peach Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 2, 2009

Mrs. Olive L. Blankenship, 90, of Peach Creek, was born July 7, 1918, at Chapmanville, a daughter of the late Charles Allen and Mary Jane Fowler Whitman. She went to her heavenly home Monday, March 30, 2009, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

Also preceding her in death was her husband of 43 years, Carney Blankenship, on February 13, 1980; one son, Jim Blankenship; sister, Agnes Stowers and three brothers, Tommy, Bunk and Talmage Whitman. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was a wonderful, caring, loving and giving mother and grandmother who will be missed very much by everyone who knew her.

Survivors include her daughter, Betty (Bill) Bayless of Crooked Creek; her sons, Larry of Delmont, Pa., Bob (Ruth) of Crooked Creek and Donald (Laura) of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Irene Layne of Huntington; sister-in-Law, Hazel Gartin of West Logan; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Godby with Brother Bobby Adams officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

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2009, Peach Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

Herald-Dispatch, Apr 01, 2009

Olive Blankenship, 90, of Peach Creek, widow of Carney Blankenship, died Monday in Logan Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Godby. There is no visitation.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Sarah Ann, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - December 31, 2009

Timothy Gene Goldie, 28, of Sarah Ann, departed this life Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born January 3, 1981, at Charleston, he was a son of Timothy Sr. and Sheri Blankenship Goldie.

 Timothy served as a Sargent in the U.S. Marines and a coal miner. Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather, Leslie Goldie, and maternal grandparents, Gordie and Ethel Blankenship.

Additional survivors include two brothers, Nathaniel Shane Goldie and Joshua Lee Goldie, both of Sarah Ann; paternal grandmother, Louise Goldie of Verdunville; lifelong friend, Sara Mullins; niece, Kaydence Paige Goldie, and nephew, Joshua Lee Goldie II.

Military services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 2, at the Omar Little League Field. His body will be cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Taplin, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 14, 2009

Miss Carol Sue Esque, 66, of Taplin, formerly of Earling, went to be with her King Jesus Christ Saturday, July 11, 2009, from her home surrounded by her sister Pat and her brother Charles. Born October 6, 1942, at Earling, she was the beloved first born daughter of the late Claude and Hazel Musick Esque.

Also preceding her in death was her maternal grandparents, Everette and Dora Salyers Musick, and her paternal grandparents, Leondias and Flora Swann Esque.

Carol's happiest memories were of her childhood spent in Earling. She was a born again Christian, who gave her heart to the Lord at the young age 18 and a member of the Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church for 48 years where she was a member of the choir. Carol loved the Lord with all of her heart and enjoyed worshiping Him with her brothers and sisters in Christ. She attended Man High School and began working at Man Appalachian Regional Hospital in 1971 ultimately retiring as a cook. Carol was a friend to all of her co-workers and everyone who knew her loved her. She genuinely cared for others and their well being. After retirement Carol spent many happy hours working her word puzzles and eating Zagnut candy bars. She was a loving daughter and sister who felt like a mother to her younger sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include four sisters, Pat Esque, with whom she made her home, Joyce Perry of Man, Linda Wooten of Taplin and Dreama (Danny) Peters of Accoville; three brothers, Harold (Norma) Esque of Port Orange, Fla., Charles (Helen) Esque of Hopewell, Va., and Eugene (Helen) Esque of Cleveland, Ohio; she was a special auntie and beloved "Car Car" to all of her nieces and nephews who loved her cherry cheese delight, Lisa (Brian) Blankenship , Katrina (Jim) Perry, Kristi (Greg) Dotson, Tara (Steve) Davis, Sabrina (Donald) Bragg, Shannon Browning (fiancé Craig Dickens), Jason Peters, Kimberly Marino Esque, Cherie Esque, Charles (Rhonda) Esque, Hazel Gwen Fox, Diana McComber, Ricky Esque; her great-nieces and great-nephews, Eric Dotson, Whitney and Tiffany Blankenship , Kayla May, Brooke Mounts, Kyle Perry, Joshua Browning, Austin, Nicholas, and Summer Bragg, Logan and Gracie Davis; special cousins, Mary and George Duncan, Beverly Rakes, Karen Curry, Flora McCoy, Charles Henry Esque, Roland Esque, Bob Esque, Patricia Day, Sue and Roger Adkins, and Cotton, Jackie, Jeannie, and Roger Musick; her church family who Carol loved; Pastor Butch and Vicki Cobb; a very special friends, Jean Lambert, Sue Browning, and Eddie and Gloria Merritt, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted at noon, Wednesday, July 15, at the Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church at Rita with Rev. Butch Cobb and her former pastor, John T. Vance officiating. She will be laid to rest in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will be Charles and Eugene Esque, Charles Hunter, Scotty Rakes Jr., Greg Perry and Bob Esque. Honorary pallbearers will be the ladies of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, Jean Collins, Donna Jean Williams, Carolyn Hunter, Gladys Elliott, Delores Spears, Duwanna Sorrell, Brenda Blackburn, and Grace Elliott.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, West Logan, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - July 29, 2009

Hazel Louise Gartin, 87, of West Logan, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Trinity Healthcare after a brief illness. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 68 years, Harry C. Gartin; daughter, Carolyn Louise Gartin; parents, Charley Blankenship and Viola Estep Blankenship McNealy; brother, Carney Blankenship , and sisters, Tootsie Graham and Beulah Armstrong.

Hazel was a devout Christian and member of the Logan Nazarene Church. She was a beloved and proud wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a respected friend and neighbor. She loved God, family, church, home and friends and neighbors.

Survivors include her sons, Richard (Sharon) Gartin of Raleigh, N.C., and Edwin (Barbara) Gartin of Lowell, Arizona; granddaughters, Nancy (Bobby) Gartin-Checchi of Tarrytown, N.Y., and Meredith Gartin of Tempe, Arizona, and her great-grandson, Gavin Checchi of Tarrytown. She was wonderfully cared for and attended by her niece and nephew, Peggy and Ron McClure; nieces, Ronna McClure and Lisa Prichard; nephew, Randy Robinette; beloved friends, Bambi Compton and Lisa Bryant; the kind and compassionate nurses and staff of Dignity Hospice and Trinity Healthcare, and her neighbors Helen, Ruby and Linda.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the James Funeral Home at Aracoma with Rev. Larry Cale officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Whitman, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - August 21, 2009

Madeline Joyce Jeffrey, 74, of Whitman, has returned to the Lord and her dearly loved husband, Ralph Wayne Jeffrey, Wednesday August 19, 2009, at her residence. Born September 8, 1934, at Holden, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Garnet Gore Blankenship . Madeline was a state advocate through PRIDE of Logan County Inc.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Garnet Marie Jeffrey, Ralph Randall (Debbie) Jeffrey, Rodney Wayne (Jan) Jeffrey and Davis Gale (Shelia) Jeffrey; grandchildren, Marsha and Allen Cochran, Toi and Wesley Wolfe and Jason Rodney Jeffrey; great-grandchildren, Linzie and Chase Cochran and Ryder Wolfe; her extended family, Mark, Becky, Tara, Christine and Haley Adkins, Eric Akers, Sarah Ball, Sister Donna Teenie Norris, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, special friends and neighbors who touched her life.

 Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 22, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joaquine Ooten officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

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2009, Wilkinson, Logan Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 11, 2009

Easter Vinson Blankenship, 79, of Wilkinson, departed this life Monday, June 8, 2009, at her residence. Born March 1, 1930, at Logan, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Pearl Brown Vinson. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Howard Blankenship; one son, Arthur Blankenship; one granddaughter, Shawna Mendel, and one grandson, Billy Lee McComas of Michigan.

Those left to cherisher her memory include six daughters, Patty Marcum (companion John) of Mud Fork, Billy (Larry) McComas of Michigan, Carolyn (Rev. Randy) Shell of Crooked Creek, Ruth (Randy) Caserta of Braeholm, Brenda (Bobby) Mendel of Palmer Ave., Logan, and Marie (Glen) Lambert of Wilkinson; one son, Richard Blankenship of Stollings; one brother, Max Vinson of Chapmanville; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Church of the Living God at Stollings with Rev. Bobby Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Logan Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Mary F.        75, 03Nov1933 - 23Dec2008,          Accoville, Logan, WV,                    WV-233-56-9925             

Blankenship, Belvia          64, 27May1944 - 23Jul2008,           Omar, Logan, WV,                          WV-236-66-8620             

Blankenship, Easter           79, 01Mar1930 - 08Jun2009,           Ethel, Logan, WV,                   WV/NC-232-02-7204

Blankenship, Theresa L.    49, 19Dec1959 - 04Apr2009,           Ethel, Logan, WV,                           WV-235-98-8051             

Blankenship, Benny F.      66, 09Sep1942 - 10Dec2008,           Man, Logan, WV,                            WV-234-66-5597             

Blankenship, L. C.             83, 25Jul1925 - 01Jul2009,              Mallory, Logan, WV,                      WV-236-36-8956             

Blankenship, Bill               65, 17Sep1943 - 08Feb2009,           Omar, Logan, WV,                          WV-236-66-8798             

Blankenship, Constance B. 60, 18Nov1947 - 06Aug2008,        Switzer, Logan, WV,                       WV-234-74-9013

 

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2008, Benwood, Marshall Co., WV, Obituary

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Spencer, Ronald L., 58, of Benwood Hill Road, Benwood, W.Va., died Monday, June 23, 2008, at home. He was born June 22, 1950, in Petersburg, W.Va., the son of Raymond and Isabelle Smith of Pickaway, W.Va. He was Co-Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency with the U.S. Department of Agriculture; a member of McMechen-Benwood Methodist Church; Masonic Lodge No. 5 AF & AM, Wheeling; Royal Order of Jesters Court 13; Osiris Shrine; Scottish Rite, Wheeling; and former member and past president of Moundsville Rotary Club.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife of 37 years, Linda Smith Spencer; three daughters, Heather (Chris) Holmes, Erica Spencer all of Birmingham, Ala., and Valerie (Edward) Blankenship of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Judith (Don) Merritt of Bellaire, Md., and Barbara (Ambrose) Leong of Bristol, Va.; a grandson, Guthrie Franklin Holmes; several nieces and nephews; his faithful black lab, Ike Isenhoweler; and his beloved Belle-Lea-Acres farm in Greenbrier County.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-6 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville. Memorial Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., at McMechen-Benwood Methodist Church, E. 8th and Marshall St., Benwood with the Rev. April Forkey and the Rev. Jonathan Nettles officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, Obituary

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Blankenship, Ida Romans, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 16, 2008. She was born April 19, 1914, in Londonderry, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Samuel T. and Victoria Mills Romans. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Group; Sharing and Caring Group; and Maxwell Acres Women's Club. She was a good neighbor and faithful friend to all who knew her, and Ida would like to remind everyone to stop and do a kind gesture.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard B. Blankenship whom she married on October 8, 1936; a son, J. Frederick Blankenship, DDS; eight sisters; and five brothers.

Survivors include her son, H. Kirby (Bonnie) Blankenship, MD of Tampa Bay, Fla.; four daughters, Vera Stillion of Byesville, Ohio, I. Karen (Robert) Rine of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Linda A. (John) Coffield of Monaca, Pa., and Dora (Robert, MD) Reed of Wheeling, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren, Richard New berry, Timothy Newberry, Amy Kutcher, Kimberly Trankina, Kaysie Lahmann, Martin Blankenship, Jodi Coleman, Steven Rine, Jill Martin, Allen Coffield, Jay Blankenship, Zachary Hill, and Alexander Reed; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. with her grandson, Pastor Richard Newberry officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Sand Hill, Marshall, Co., WV, Obituary

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Toland, Donald Chester, 69, of Sand Hill, W.Va., died Thursday, November 20, 2008, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born August 18, 1939, in Marshall County, W.Va., son of the late William Clark and Pearl Agnes Burrows Toland. Mr. Toland was a Laborer working out of Local No. 1149 for Savage Construction; and he was a member of the Sand Hill United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, William, David, Hildreth, and Stanley Toland.

Surviving are his wife, Carrie Margaret Dougherty Toland; a son, Donald R. Toland and his wife, Susan, of Calis, W.Va.; two daughters, Cindy K. Toland and Brenda S. Cain and her fiance, Mike Phillips, Jr., all of Sand Hill; two sisters, Evelyn Wrobel of Moundsville, W.Va., and Marie Pierce and her husband, Joseph, of Blue Island, Ill.; five grandchildren, Carrie Cain, Jessica Toland, Justina Tennant, Mark Cain, and Brianna Phillips; two stepgrandchildren, Kristin Emery and Derek Blankenship; six great-grandchildren; and his faithful companion, "Brutus."

Friends will be received Sunday, November 23, 2008, from noon-3 and 6-8 p.m., at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held Monday, November 24, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., with the Reverend Cindy Murphy officiating. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery, Sand Hill, W.Va.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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2008, Apple Grove, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - January 23, 2008

Clarence "Buddy" Litchfield, 65, of Apple Grove, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 in the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant. Buddy attended Millstone Church in Apple Grove and was retired from Amherst Industries with more than 20 years of service. He was born Feb. 26, 1942 in Letart to the late Marion and Mattie Jane (Siders) Litchfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Litchfield; a sister, Connie Burris; and a grandson, Adam Neal.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Litchfield of Apple Grove, whom he married June 21, 1967; their children, Chuck and Stacy Litchfield of Henderson, Vickie and Carl Neal of Leon, Brenda and Brian Blankenship of Mason and Michelle Litchfield and Luis Ventura of Gallipolis Ferry; grandchildren, Kelly and Justin Litchfield, Cheyenne Thacker and Emmanuel Ventura; a brother, Mike Litchfield of Point Pleasant; a sister, Nancy (David) Henry of Gallipolis Ferry; two special brothers-in-law, Larry Hall of Southside and Larry Burris of Apple Grove; and a very special friend, Marlin Price, along with a host of numerous friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor David Washington officiating. Burial will follow in Apple Grove Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Columbia, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - December 26, 2008

William H. "Bill" Miller, 69, of Columbia, died Dec. 24, 2008, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness. Born October 26, 1939, in Deepwater, the son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Elizabeth Black Miller.

He was a veteran of the Marine Corps and served in the Army National Guard, was a machinist, having worked for AMF in York, Penn., Revlon Corp. Oxford, N.C., retired from GKN Automotive in Roxboro, N.C., and was a former employee of B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, was a member of Jaycees, York, Penn., and attended Open Door Community Church, Powelton, and Bethel Church, of Smithers.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gail Miller Albaugh; infant son, Kirk Miller; brother-in-law, Dwight Hardy; and mother and father-in-law, Gusta and Ben Hardy; five brothers and five sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Hardy Miller of Columbia; son, William Miller, II, of Gauley Bridge; brothers, Claude Miller and his wife Learease of Montgomery Heights, and Frank Miller and his wife Doris, of Goldsboro, N.C., and Heather Foster, and Shana Underwood; brothers-in-law, Raymond Bays, and Martin Jones, Dewayne, Michael, and Thomas Hardy; sisters-in-law, Lona Blankenship, Joyce Bays, and Debra Jones; nephews, George, Roy, Clyde, William, Harry, Jr., Rocky, Dean, Jeff, Casey, Timothy, Brian, Jamie, Keith, Kevin, and Frankie; nieces, Priscilla, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Leigh Ann, Amanda, Erin, Kira, Kathy, Ruth, Mary; and two great-grandchildren, Nevah and Bradley.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2008, at Open Door Community Church, Powelton, with the Rev. Greg Francis and the Rev. John Syner officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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2008, Gallipolis Ferry, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - March 26, 2008

Jeana Faye McCoy, 47, of Gallipolis Ferry, was dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital on Monday, March 24, 2008. She was a homemaker and attended Mount Carmel Church in Gallipolis Ferry. She was born June 15, 1960 in Mason County, a daughter to Sidney G. Jones and the late Dorothy Blankenship Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Lee McCoy of Gallipolis Ferry; one son, Jeremy Ray Ogier of Gallipolis Ferry; one grandson, Jeremiah Tray Ogier of Gallipolis Ferry; father and stepmother, Sidney G. and Diana Jones Sr.; brothers, Sidney Gale "Bub" Jones Jr. and Jeff Jones, both of Gallipolis Ferry; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Becky Rainey and Mary Jean Fielder.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry with the Rev. Roger Bonecutter officiating.

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2008, Gallipolis Ferry, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - October 21, 2008

Frank R. Cooper, 60, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, in Webster Springs, W.Va. He was born March 21, 1948, in Mason, W.Va., son of the late Fred and Mary Woodrum Cooper.

Frank was married to Lisa Holley, and she survives him. He was an equipment operator for GKN and was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Cooper of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; two daughters, Tina (Danny) Kelly of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Kim (Tommy) Johnson of Gallipolis, Ohio; five grandchildren, Ashley Nicole and Eric Scott Foster, Haley Dawn and Derek Thomas Johnson, and Austin Kelly; one great-grandchild, Kirsten Alexis Foster; two brothers, John (Loretta) Cooper and Jim (Roxanne) Cooper, all of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and two sisters, Shirley (Jim) Jordan of Hawesville, Ky., and Joyce (Moe) Sherritt of Lewisport, Ky.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Clonch Cooper, in 1990; a sister, Maxine Blankenship; and a brother, Jackie Cooper.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Faith Gospel Church in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., with the Rev. Kay Lowther and the Rev. Simeul Bowles officiating. Burial will follow in the Addison Reynolds Cemetery.

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2008, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - September 5, 2008

Michael James Thompson, 39, of Point Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 at Holzer Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 22, 1969 to John and Edna Thompson of Point Pleasant.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Catalina (Pino) Roybal of Fruita, Colo., and John and Lena (Blankenship) Thompson of Holden, W.Va.; a nephew, Andrew Scott Johnson of Henderson; and several aunts and uncles. Michael's life was an inspiration to his family and all who knew him. He will be forever in our hearts.

He is survived by, along with his parents, Karen and Robert Bonham of Winfield, W.Va., John and Denise Thompson of Sugar Grove, Ill., Lisa and Alva Johnson of Henderson and Bryan and Tammy Thompson of Point Pleasant; nieces and nephews, Lindsay and James Stark of Winfield, Travis, Cameron and Dustin Bonham of Winfield, Melanie Thompson of Sugar Grove, Leann and Richard Mays of El Paso, Texas, Edward Johnson and Amanda Shuler of Henderson, Jessica Thompson of Winfield and Christopher Thompson and Lacey Stutler of Point Pleasant; great-nieces, Payton Mays and Morgan Johnson; and great-nephew, Braylon Michael Thompson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Point Pleasant with Father Dave Schmitt officiating. Entombment will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens in Gallipolis, Ohio.

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2008, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - November 11, 2008

Kerry W. Smith, 63, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was a retired laborer and great handyman, and he was a member of New Life Church of God in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born Sept. 23, 1945 in Mason County, a son to the late Theodore R. and Virginia Marie Anderson Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Davis; and four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Melba Jean Smith; children, Dewayne Smith of Point Pleasant, Rocky Smith of Point Pleasant, Paul Plantz of Gallipolis Ferry, Cindy Alley-Kugler of Tennessee, Tina Ross of Kentucky, Dora Jean Blankenship of Henderson, Kerry Smith and Todd Smith, both of Point Pleasant, Teresa Spencer of Gallipolis Ferry, Diane Davis of Point Pleasant, Hubert Davis of Point Pleasant and Keith Davis of Ohio; many loving grandchildren; and sisters, Clara Stover of Bidwell, Ohio, Belva Jefferies of Point Pleasant and Gloria (Dennis) Flowers of Letart.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Bill Green officiating. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery.

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+2009, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

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April Dawn Blankenship, 35, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday June 18, 2009 at her home. She was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School Class of 1992, attended University of Rio Grande, and was a member of Sand Hill Road Church of Christ. April was born February 20, 1974 in Gallipolis, Ohio, the daughter of Carl Kenneth Blankenship and Jacqueline (Reynolds) Blankenship of Point Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Capt. Carl J. and Lucille Reynolds, and C. M. and Betty Blankenship.

Surviving in addition to her parents are, aunts and uncles, Sandra and Walter Clark of Point Pleasant, Cheryl Blankenship of Proctorville, Ohio, LuAnne (Bud) Cottrill of St. Albans, WV and Mary Jane Blankenship of Proctorville, Ohio; cousins, Matt (Beth) Clark of Point Pleasant, Andy Cottrill of Ocala, FL, and Jennifer (Jimmy) Hall of Raleigh, NC; special cousins, Jack and Abbey Clark of Point Pleasant; special friend, Tonia Nott of Point Pleasant; and her canine companion, Promise.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Kirkland Memorial Gardens with Eugene Zopp officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Funeral

Herald-Dispatch,  Jun 20, 2009

April Dawn Blankenship, 35, of Point Pleasant died Thursday at home.

Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV, Obituary

Point Pleasant Register (WV) - September 30, 2009

David Allen Myers, 49, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was a member of Carpenters Local No. 1159 and the Loyal Order of Moose, both of Point Pleasant. He had worked for Dallas Woyan Construction, Gallipolis Locks and Dam, and the WV Army National Guard.

David was born November 1, 1959 in Point Pleasant, son of the late Roy E. Myers and Dolly D. (Woyan) Myers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John W. and Bonnie M. (Long) Woyan; and paternal grandparents, Buren and Clara (Whittington) Myers.

Surviving is his wife, Tina ( Blankenship ) Myers of Point Pleasant, two sons, Shane Allen Myers of Point Pleasant and Allen Myers of Southside; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy E. "Sonny" and Cindy Myers of Southside.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Warner officiating. Burial will follow in the Woyan Cemetery in Southside.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

McDowell                                                                                                          

 

2008, Bartley, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - January 10, 2008

Mrs. Edna Louise Pruitt, 91, of Bartley, went to be with her precious Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Born July 30, 1916 in Canebrake, she was the daughter of the late John Earls and Grace (Marrs) Carter. She was a devout Christian of the Pentecostal faith. Her faith was very important to her. She attended the Bartley Church of God in Bartley. Louise was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Rev. Lawrence Pruitt; one son, Curtis Pruitt; two daughters, Brenda Lee and Felicia Kay; five brothers, Paul, Roy, Ralph, Ernest and Thomas Jr. Earls; and a grandchild, Diana Lynn Hurst; and a great grandson, Randall Lee Patterson Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Minnie Hurst of Bartley, Ruth Ann Sheets of Boring, Ore., Betty Jo and Bill Blankenship of Texas City, Texas, Wanda Fay and Carey Mitchell of Dalton, Ga.; grandchildren, Greg and Ansil Ploss, Christopher Mitchell, Randy Sheets, Cynthia Patterson, Michael Hurst, Sylvia Coleman, and Curtis Lee Pruitt; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brothers, Pete Carter of Princeton, Denver Carter of Hampton, Va., CJ Carter of Hillsville, Va.; sisters, Ruth Bowling of Princeton, and Vivian Gillpin of Suffolk, Va.; and a very special friend, Ruby Hicks of Bartley.

Funeral service will be held Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m. from the Bradshaw Church of God, Bradshaw with the Revs. Brian Patterson and Avery Lynch officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted Tuesday, January 15 at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Davy, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary,

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 23, 2009

Thomas Paul Goodson, age 92, of Davy, peacefully departed this life in the comfort of his home, Thursday, October 22, 2009. Born July 4, 1917, in Davy, he was the son, of the late James Wanless Goodson and Mae Jarrett Goodson Bailey.

He was a graduate of Welch High School and National School of Meat Cutting, Inc. in Toledo, Ohio. He was a co-owner and butcher at the former Goodsons' Store in Davy. He later retired from the Goodsons' Supermarket in Welch, where he was affectionately known as "Uncle Paul." He was a life long resident Davy and a member of the former Davy Lions Club. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Davy, the church choir and served in various capacities within the church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Olen W. Blankenship; one sister, Dorothy G. Beavers; and one brother, Dr. Roy Goodson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Hazel Straley Goodson; three daughters, Paula Blankenship of Rupert, Sue Williams and husband, Richard of Kimball, and Mary Kay Amey and husband Geoffrey of Winter Park, Fla.; one brother, Wanless Goodson and wife, Margaret of Welch; one sister-in-law, Rita Goodson of Silver Springs, Md.; five grandchildren, Paul Blankenship and wife, Jo Lynn of Cross Lanes, Tonya Walls and husband, Erich of Indiana, Pa., Sarah Hoke and husband Jamie of Ronceverte, Nicholas Williams and wife, Amanda of Morgantown and Jason Amey of Florida; eight great-grandchildren, Zachary and Amber Blankenship, Trevor, Cameron, and Maiya Walls, Hayden Hoke, Conner Williams and Caysen Amey; two stepgrandchildren, Yvonne Amey and Glen Amey; several nieces and nephews; as well as several devoted caregivers, Donna, Dawn, Peggy, Michelle, Ann, Mary and Vicki.

A service celebrating the life of Thomas Paul Goodson will be conducted Monday, October 26, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Brian Long and Pastor Jeff Beckett, officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Pallbearers will be Paul Blankenship, Nicholas Williams, Erich Walls, Jamie Hoke, Jerry Goodson, Don Goodson and Jeff Goodson. Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Mullins, Ronald Parks and former co-workers from Goodsons' Supermarket.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Iaeger, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - March 4, 2008

Ronald G. Blankenship Keaton, 60, of died Monday, March, 3, 2008 at his residence. Arrangements by Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger.

[SSDI lists name as Ronald G. Blankenship, 18May1948 - 03Mar2008]

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Isaban, McDowell Co., WV, Funeral

Williamson Daily News (WV) - November 26, 2008

Edith Blankenship, 80, of Isaban, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at her residence. Born Nov. 26, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Littie (Fuller) Griffey.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the Isaban Church of God. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 at the church. Mounts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Jolo, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.genealogybuff.com/ucd/webbbs_config.pl?noframes;read=1402 , 11 August 2008,

Lula Blankenship Mullins, 85, of Jolo, West Virginia, died October 23, 2005 at her home after an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Elder Taylor and Nancy Stacy Blankenship. She was a member of the Bee Branch Old Regular Baptist Church for the past 39 years and a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harvey J. Mullins; sons Terry Mullins and Jerry Mullins; grandson Phillip Todd Mullins; sons-in-law Barnest Mounts, Thomas Goldsborough and James Plymal; brothers Richard Blankenship, Virgus Blankenship, Edgar Blankenship, Homer Blankenship and Hobart Blankenship.

Survivors: daughters, Thelma Mounts of Gray, TN; Ruth Mullins and husband Herman of Jolo; Velda Blankenship and husband Swanson of Jolo; Merley Plymal of Bostwick, FL; and Shirley Goldsborough of Deale, FL; a son, Lowell Mullins and wife Joann of Palatka, FL; sisters, Susie Payne of Tazewell and Georgia Mounts of Grundy; brothers, William T. Blankenship and wife Hilda of Hurley, Kennith Blankenship and wife Ruby of Wolford, and Robert Blankenship of Wolford; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

The funeral was conducted Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Bee Branch Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders Roscoe Crouse, Curtis Crouse and James Stacy officiating. Burial followed at the Ambrose Mullins Cemetery near Paynesville, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Mohawk, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/velvia_hurley_coleman.htm

Velvia Hurley Coleman, 81 years of age, of Mohawk, WV passed away Monday, April 7, 2008, in Welch Community Hospital, WV following a short illness. Born in Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Harrison and Febie Blankenship Hurley.  She had been a resident of McDowell County most of her life and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  She was a loving Mother, Grandmother and a wonderful Homemaker.

She is survived by 4-Daughters: Geraldine and Husband: Gene Kelly, Knoxville, TN, Millie and Husband: Billy Lambert, Fort Mill, SC, Linda and Husband: Leon Lester, Mohawk, WV, Betty and Husband: Burb Blankenship, Mohawk, WV, 3-Sons: Buddy Dune Coleman, Mohawk, WV, James and Wife: Sandy Coleman, Pineville, WV, Lloyd and wife: Yolonda Coleman, Big Rock, VA, 1-Sister: Maggie Crabtree, NC Also, survived by 20-Grandchildren, 19-Great-Grandchildren, 1-Great-Great-Grandchild

She was preceded in death by 1-Daughter: Uni Fae Unice Coleman, 1-Sister: Josephine Hurley and 5-Brothers: Elmer, Estil, Jimmy, Ernest C. and Buford Hurley.

Funeral Services for Velvia Hurley Coleman will be conducted Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at the Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church, Panther, WV, with Ministers: Willie Coleman, Delbert Hurley, Michael Casey, Hassell Rife and Sammy Daugherty officiating with burial to follow in the Coleman Cemetery at Bull Creek, WV Active Pallbearers will be: Burb Blankenship Ray Coleman, Ron Coleman, Jeremy Lester, Nikia Lester, Johnny Kelly, Roy Kelly, Eddie Lambert, Will Lambert and Michael Coleman

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Panther, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

http://mountsfuneralhome.com/obituary/billy-joe-drake

Billy Joe Drake 71, of Panther, departed this life on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at St. Mary’s Medical Center at Huntington. Born on July 27, 1937, at Charleston, he was the beloved son of the late Howard and Bertha (Kirk) Drake.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by:  a grandson, Brian K. Justice; two sisters:  Pearl and Irene Anderson; his maternal grandparents: Fred and Schrilba Lester; and his paternal grandparents. Billy was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  He loved fishing and hunting and being outdoors.  He was a retired coal miner and of the Church of God faith.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to love and cherish Billy are:  his loving wife of 50 years, Murlene J. (Justice) Drake of Panther; his son, Danny Joe (Mary) Drake of North Fork; his three daughters:  Chassie (Ricky) Goodman of Hampden, DeeDee Blankenship of Premier, and Patricia Drake of Tampa Florida; his ten grandchildren: Daniel Drake and fiancée Brittany Doss, Heather Burbett, Jimmy Lee Drake, Gabrielle, Joey, and Billy Goodman, Angela and Steven Caskey, Bessie Justus, and Brandy Wilson; his five great grandchildren:  Aaron Burbett, Ashley and Brittney Caskey, and Jesse James and Brian K. Justice, Jr.; his two sisters:  Betty (John) Strickland of Grafton OH and Doris Cline of Panther; his brother, Buddy Anderson of Indiana; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 15th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewayne Cline officiating.  Burial followed in the Justice Cemetery at Bull Creek of Panther.  Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Paynesville, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - March 7, 2008

Violet Blankenship Lester, 66 years of age, of W.Va., passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Buchanan General Hospital. Born April 21, 1941 in Buchanan, she was the daughter of the late Cloyde Blankenship and Ocie Stacy Blankenship.

She was a former employee of the Buchanan General Hospital, enjoyed riding four-wheelers, and going to horse shows. A loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Lester; two sons, Teddy Lester and Jackie Lester; two sisters and five brothers.

She is survived by one son, Delbert Lester and wife Carol of McGraws, W.Va.; one daughter, Teresa Lester of Paynesville, W.Va.; two sisters, Lois Audet and husband Dennis of Saulville, W.Va., and Etta Mae Perieu and husband Larry of Ravencliff, W.Va.; one brother, Hillard Blankenship and wife Magaline of McGraws, W.Va. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services for Violet Blankenship Lester will be conducted Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Mary Lou Old Regular Baptist Church at State Line Ridge No. 1, Paynesville, W.Va., at 1:00 p.m. with Elders Phillip Estep and Gary Estep officiating. Burial will follow in the Irvin Payne Cemetery on Baker Ridge at Paynesville, W.Va. Active pallbearers will be family and friends Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. D. Patel, Dr. J.G. Patel, Dr. J.N. Patel, Dr. C. Gabe, Dr. R. Chambers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Paynesville, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary
            Olivie Mullins Blankenship, 72, of Paynesville, WV, died Sunday, October 19, 2008 at her home. Born November 26, 1935 in Paynesville, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Spicey Stacy Mullins. She was a homemaker and member of Crossview Church of Christ.
              In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Beauford Blankenship in 1981; one son, Clifford Blankenship in 1986; and two brothers, Edwin and Vaughn Mullins. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Aaron (Donna) Thornsbury, of Paynesville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Michael (Amanda) Gentry of Pounding Mill and Amber McCoy of Paynesville; one step-son, Estil Blankenship of Bradshaw, WV; three step-granddaughters, Melissa Blankenship of Richlands, Mrs. Eric (Patricia) Miller of Jonesboro, TN and Ruchelle Thornsbury; one step-grandson, Russell Thornsbury; one
step-great-granddaughter, Kailee Miller of Jonesboro, TN; two sisters, Fannie Shelton and Audra Mullins, both of Paynesville; two brothers, Ernest and Edison Mullins of Paynesville; several nieces and nephews.
              Services were held Tuesday, October 21 at Crossview Church of Christ in Paynesville with Evg. Hobert Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in Ambrose Mullins Cemetery, Paynesville. Pallbearers were Charlie Johnson, Michael Gentry, Eric Miller, Bobby Barker, Gerald Mullins, Paul, Ricky and Chris Thornsbury, Steven Mullins, Kevin Davis and Joe Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Mullins and Dr. J.G. Patel. Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy was in charge of arrangements.
                                                          From: Carolyn carolyna15(at)earthlink.net

2009, Paynesville, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

http://www.grundyfuneralhome.com/Obituary%20Files/sarah_jones_blankenship.htm

Sarah Jones Blankenship, 79 years of age of Paynesville, WV, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at her home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Jane Baker Jones. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Church of Christ for 45-years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, a wonderful homemaker and the last surviving member of her immediate family. Before her illness she loved going to church, singing and traveling with family and friends.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband of 57-years: Evg. Paul Vernor Blankenship, Paynesville, WV, 2-Daughters: Susie and husband Jerry Brown, Paynesville, WV, Velda Ann and husband Don Arnett, Paynesville, WV, 1-Son: Paul R. and wife Victoria Michelle Blankenship, Ashley, IN Also, survived by 6-Grandchildren: William Arnett, Eric Arnett, Sara Brown and husband Randy Trent, William Paul Blankenship, Elizabeth Faith Blankenship and Suzanna Michelle Blankenship, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 1-Grandson: Jerry Wayne Brown, 5-Sisters: Vicey Mullins, Stella Blankenship, Gracie Blankenship, Ollie Fox and Alice Jones; and 2 Brothers: Vince Ellis Jones and Joseph Ellis Jones.

Funeral Services for Sarah Jones Blankenship will be conducted Monday, September 21, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Crossview Church of Christ, Paynesville, WV, with Evg. Hobert Kennedy and Evg. Glen Blankenship officiating with burial to follow in the Blankenship Mullins Cemetery near the home on Panther Fork Road, Paynesville, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, War, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 7, 2009,

John Wargo, age 69, of War, W.Va., passed away Monday, August 3, 2009, in Tazewell County, Va. A lifelong resident of McDowell County, Gary and War, he was born May 5, 1940, at Gary, one of 13 children of Joseph and Elizabeth Belcoe Wargo, both of whom were born in Budapest, Hungary. Joseph and Elizabeth, who are both deceased, met in Gary and raised a large family in McDowell County. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by sisters, Helen Wargo Giles, infant Mary Wargo, and Elizabeth Wargo Cassett; and brothers, Joseph and George Wargo.

He is survived by sisters, Margaret Wargo Wasilewski, Sue Wargo Terry, Mary Wargo Williams, Julia Wargo Blevins, Anna Wargo Riffe; and brothers, Frank and Michael Wargo. Additionally, he is survived by a host of nephews, nieces, and grand-nephews and nieces.

 John graduated from Gary High School in 1958 and from Concord College (University) in 1961 with a B. S, Degree in Education. In 1961, the family moved to War and John made his home with his mother and sister, Margaret Wasilewski and her husband Tom, and their two children, Mary and Tommy Wasilewski.

 John had a strong love, devotion, and affiliation for his entire family which includes more than 30 nieces and nephews and many grandnephews and nieces. Upon graduation from Concord and the family move to War, John became a teacher in the McDowell County School System, teaching at Bartley, Newhall, and War, later becoming the principal at Newhall and War. He served as a principal at War for more than 25 years. He received a Master's Degree from West Virginia University and continued his education well beyond the Master's level. John loved children and youth and was a positive and maturing influence on many hundreds of young people during this time. He encouraged youth to achieve their very best in all their endeavors, and he opened doors for children that were beyond their immediate horizons. He retired in 1988 and devoted his time to his family and to his past times that included horticulture (gardening, flowers, and trees) and to his love of music of all types. Besides his hobbies, John was an extremely devoted and active member of Christ The King Catholic Church in War. He decorated the Church with fresh flowers of every type for Masses on a weekly basis, as well as for special holidays. He had a "green thumb" with plants of all kinds, which few people could match. He was a past member of the Parish Council at the Church, the War Kiwanis Club, and other community groups in Big Creek District.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2009, at Christ The King Catholic Church in War with Father That Son Nguyen as Celebrant. Niece Deanna Terry Blankenship will serve as Cantor and Vocalist at the Mass. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens on the Bluefield-Tazewell road in Tazewell County. Pallbearers will be David Williams, George Williams, John Howard Cassett, Zak Wasilewski, and Jason Brown, all nephews or great-nephews, and Billy VanDyke, friend. Honorary pallbearers are nephews, Johnny Joe Blevins, Chris Blevins, Cecil Robert Williams, David Riffe, Tommy Giles, Artie Giles, and Stephen Wargo.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Welch, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - January 8, 2008

Earl Chafin, 87, of HC 31 Box 97, Welch, formerly a 44-year resident of Coalwood, died January 5, 2008 at McDowell Continuous Care. Born February 25, 1920 in Marbone, he was the son of the late Wallace and Grace Loving Chafin.

Mr. Chafin was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Coalwood and was a retired television repair and service technician from Olga Coal Company where he had also worked as a brakeman and was a member of the local UMWA No. 6026. Mr. Chafin's hobbies were fishing, gardening and always loved to go for a walk.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evia Newsome; two sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are: His daughter: Brenda Dillon of Coalwood and two sons: James Chafin and his wife Martha of Coalwood and William Chafin and his wife Francis of Algood, Tenn.; one brother: Everett Chafin of Kansas and three sisters: Gail Blankenship of North Carolina, Reva Barnett of Virginia and Delores Collins of New Jersey; seven grandchildren: Kristina Dillon, Donna Fox, Rose McReynolds, James Chafin III, Ray Chafin, Melissa Petti and China Rose Chafin; eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services for Mr. Chafin will be conducted on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. from the Coalwood Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Pastor Stella Falvo officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Welch, McDowell Co., WV, Obituary

Arizona Daily Star

Blankenship, Remo Erminio, born April 28, 1950 in Welch, WV passed away August 28, 2009 after a brave battle with cancer. Predeceased by his father, Albert Blankenship Sr. Remo was much loved and will be missed by his wife of 37 years, Margo; his daughter, Mary and granddaughter, Kaylee; his mother, Benvenuta; brother, Albert, Jr. (Becky); sisters, Davida Jeppson (Joe) and Filomena. Remo was a resident of Tucson for 58 years and a graduate of Catalina High School. He was an enthusiastic and expert hunter who enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. He was a devoted family man who was a caregiver to his parents and always there for his wife, daughter and granddaughter.

http://www.legacy.com/Tucson/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=132103579

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

McDowell Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, John H.         55, 19Jul1953 - 30Oct2008,             Iaeger, McDowell, WV,                  CA-552-90-8150

Blankenship, Ronald G.     59, 18May1948 - 03Mar2008,         Iaeger, McDowell, WV,                  WV-234-76-2831             

Blankenship, Edith            80-81, 26Nov1927 - 24Nov2008,    Isaban, McDowell, WV,                  WV-234-96-9277             

Blankenship, Herman R.   58, 06Mar1950 - 26Mar2008,          Panther, McDowell, WV,        WV/NC-232-82-1523

Blankenship, Naomi          59, 29Dec1948 - 16Nov2008,          Panther, McDowell, WV,               WV-236-82-5495             

Blankenship, Olivie M.     72, 26Nov1935 - 19Oct2008,           Paynesville, McDowell, WV,               WV-235-04-9037             

Blankenship, Alfred P.      76, 04Mar1932 - 26Apr2008,          Welch, McDowell, WV,                  WV-233-48-8867             

Blankenship, Richard D.   90, 31Mar1918 - 15Aug2008,          Welch, McDowell, WV,                  WV-235-05-7848

 

Mercer                                                                                                               

 

2008, Athens, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - January 31, 2008

Mr. Oliver Kirk, 77, of the Hinton Road, Athens (Speedway) passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, January 28, 2008 at his residence with loved ones by his side. Born May 10, 1930, at Mohawk, he was the son of the late Winchester "Winnie" Kirk and Margaret Blankenship Kirk Rakes.

Mr. Kirk was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Army, while serving with the Armor Division, he received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Campaign Stars, the United Nations Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After the service, Oliver moved to the Chicago, Ill., Area, where he worked for 34 years with the National Can Company, retiring as a Group Leader. In 1989, he along with his wife Geraldine moved to Speedway, where he enjoyed his home, doing yard work and most of all, going fishing. He attended the Landmark Bible Church, at Speedway.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by all his siblings; Reverend John Kirk, Mose Kirk, George Kirk, Hazel Christian and Grace Norman.

Those left to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Geraldine Keaton Kirk; two sons and their spouses, Oliver & Peggy Kirk Jr. of Burbank, Ill., Edward D. & Debbie Kirk of Crestwood, Ill.; four grandchildren, Crystal, April, Eddie & Katie; Sweetie Dog Kirk; And his many friends with Community Hospice of America, who were so very helpful. A host of nieces and nephews, a special nephew, Greg Kirk of Illinois and a special niece, Jean Marder of Illinois. A special sister in law and brother in law, Ethel & Tiny Lusk of Princeton.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2008, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Reverends Thomas Atkinson and Danny Sloane officiating. Entombment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum, Princeton. Military Cryptside services will be conducted by the WV Honor Guard Team. Family & friends will serve as pallbearers, serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bobby "Tiny" Lusk and Gene Bailey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Athens, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - August 22, 2008

Homer Keaton Ball, 83, of 407 Plymouth St., Athens, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, at his residence. Born in Lerona on October 15, 1924, he was the son of the late William Harvey and Sallie Keaton Ball.

He retired from Concord University and the West Virginia State Senate. He was a faithful member of Concord United Methodist Church. Homer lived a life of public service, serving in both the West Virginia House of Delegates and the West Virginia State Senate. He also served one term as sheriff of Mercer County, served on the Athens Town Council, was representative on the National Silver-Haired Congress and was chairman of the Mercer County Democratic Party for several years. He was a member of Concord Masonic Lodge 48 AF&AM, Chapter 26 Royal Arch Masons and the Athens Lions Club. Homer was a longtime supporter of the Pikeview Foundation, Pipestem Foundation and Concord University. He initiated the support for the creation of the McDowell Mission and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Homer was a graduate of Athens High School and Concord University and received his master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan.

In addition to his parents, one daughter, Martha Jane Ball; and two sisters, Gipsie Lee Kight and Joan Wright Brown, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Helen Blankenship Ball of Athens; one daughter, Laura Jean Ball of Greenville, N.C.; two sons, Gregory K. Ball and Phillip B. Ball and his wife, Kathy, all of Athens; two grandchildren, Martha Claire Ball and Jackson Henry Ball; two sisters, Madeline Hurt and her husband, Jim Bob, of Tazewell, Va., and Ruby Jean Bishop of Medina, Ohio; two brothers, William Kenneth Ball of Speedway and James W. "Jimmy" Ball and his wife, Dreama, of Lerona.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 23, at Concord United Methodist Church, Athens, with the Rev. Greg Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Ball family cemetery, Speedway, where Athens Masonic Lodge 48 AF&AM will conduct graveside services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Beeson, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 2, 2009

Everett Dyson Jr., 82, of Beeson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 1, 2009. Born September 10, 1926 in Lundale, he was the son of the late Everett Dyson, Sr. and Toye Phillips Dyson Hatfield.

Mr. Dyson was a retired/disabled Mine Inspector and a Korean War Veteran. He was a faithful member of New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church in Green Valley and loved his Lord with all his heart. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and a faithful friend to many. He will truly be missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Steven Ross Dyson; his step-father, Ellis Hatfield; one sister, Evelyn Blankenship; and one brother, Dennis Hatfield.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Gracie Toler Dyson; one son, Rick Dyson and wife Nena of Beeson; three daughters, Victoria Shirley and her husband Jimmy of Calhoun, Ga., Millie Jenkins and her husband John of Narrows, Va., and Gail Hopkins and her husband Bobby of Locust, N.C. His legacy also consists of 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at the New Vision PH Church in Green Valley with Pastors Patrick Wheeler and John Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military honors will be conducted by the Mercer County Veterans Council and the WV National Guard Honor Guard.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/77997/Machovsky-Louie.php

Louie Machovsky, 64, of 345 Country Girl Road in Bluefield died Thursday, October 9, 2008 at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was born November 18, 1944 in Annapolis, MD, the son of the late James and Mollie Blankenship Machovsky. He was a former paint factory worker.

Survivors include his wife Margie Machovsky of Bluefield; two sons, Dennis Machovsky of Bluefield and Louis Machovsky of Jacksonville, FL; two daughters, JoAnne Machovsky of Edgewater, FL and Rita Davis of Jacksonville, FL; three grandsons including special grandson Landon; one sister, Shirley Machovsky of Harmony, NC; one brother, Jimmy Machovsky of Red Bluff, CA; and two half brothers, Brady Mullins and Wiley Mullins both of Statesville, NC.

In keeping with Mr. Machovskys wishes the body has been cremated and there will be no services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 1/13/2009

Cora Jane Blankenship of Bluefield, W.Va. passed away January 12, 2009 at Health South following an extended illness. Born August 31, 1935 in Hensley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lewis Crabtree and Clarissa (Blankenship) Crabtree. Cora spent several years as the head lifeguard at Panther State Forest of Panther, W.Va. She was loved by all the children at the pool. Cora was also employed by McDowell County Board of Education as a cook, a teacher's aide and a bus aide. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She loved gardening, quilting, reading her bible and spending time with her family.

Cora will be sadly missed by her husband, John D. Blankenship of Bluefield, W.Va.; son, John Blankenship Jr. of Clairmont, Fla.; daughters, Patsy Luebke of Wytheville, Va., Julie Cline of Martinsburg, W.Va.; grandsons, Frank Blankenship of Iaeger, W.Va., Tyler Blankenship of Pipestem, W.Va. and Dewayne Cline of Martinsburg, W.Va.; granddaughters, Brianna Cline of Martinsburg, W.Va., Grace Marie Blankenship of Clairmont, Fla., and Jennifer Reeves of Wytheville, Va.; brothers, Albert Crabtree of Coalwood, W.Va., Sam Crabtree of Panther, W.Va.; sisters, Doris Mullins of Wytheville, Va. and Carol Crabtree of Des Plaines, Ill.

Interment will be 2 p.m., Wednesday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 2/6/2009

Frances V. “Shirley” Blankenship, 70, of 307 Rhododendron Lane in Bluefield, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, February 03, 2009. Born June 20, 1938 in Northfork, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Durphy Mac Stamper and Frances V. Powers Stamper. Shirley was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald S. Blankenship; one son, Michael Blankenship; and two brothers, Billy Mack Stamper and Vernie McCoy Stamper.

Survivors include three brothers, Earl “Ray” Stamper and his wife Jean L. Stamper of Roanoke, Va., Jack L. Stamper and his wife Cookie Stamper of Richmond, Va. and Dale Stamper and his wife Sue Stamper of Bluefield; mother-in-law, Margaret Blankenship of Winchester, Va.; brothers-in-law, Ted and Charles Blankenship and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen A. Hammond officiating. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 17, 2009,

Zelma Lee Lawless, age 67, of Rt. 2, Bluefield, W.Va., formerly of McDowell County, went to be with Jesus and her many other loved ones on August 15, 2009 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, after a long hard fight with illness, being extremely strong through it all as she always was. Zelma left this world peacefully with her loving family by her side. She was born January 24, 1942 at Pinnacle, W.Va. She was the loving daughter of the late Luther M. "Bill" Byrd and Mable Hall Byrd.

She was a 1960 graduate of Northfork High School. She was affiliated with the Old Regular Baptist faith. She was a homemaker. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who never had a harsh word to say and was loved by everyone. She had a gentle touch and a glowing smile and will be missed dearly by all. We are thankful for the time we had with her and will always cherish our memories. She was a resident of McDowell County most of her life.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Gene Lawless in 1986; one son, Tony Lawless in 1988; one sister, Vernia Christian; four brothers, Donald, Clyde, Bobby and Larry Byrd.

She is survived by her children, Madonna Shumate and husband Michael of Bluefield, W.Va., Chris Lawless and wife Wendy of Gulf Shores, Ala., Sean Lawless and wife Patsy of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Billy Byrd and wife Linda of Bluewell, W.Va., Danny Byrd and wife Sarah of Thomasville, N.C.; six granddaughters, Rebecca Lynn Blankenship and husband Chad of Killeen, Texas, who was her caregiver, Deborah Ann Shumate, U. S. Air Force, Seoul, Korea, Margaret Sue Shumate who was her caregiver, Candace LeeAnn Lawless, Lenaie Breanne Lawless, Samantha Gene Lawless; four grandsons, Estel Michael Shumate "Sonshine," Eric Christopher Lawless, Jacob James Lawless, and Richard Anthony Shumate; four great-grandchildren, Cassidee Elaina and Chad Everett Blankenship , J. R. "Brother" and Michaelyn Ann Shumate; a special friend, Alex Smith; also a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel in Northfork, W.Va. with the Rev. Kevin Belcher and the Rev. Rusty Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be Estel Shumate, Eric Lawless, Anthony Shumate, David Byrd, Timmy Byrd, Russell Walton, Chad Blankenship , and Zach Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Lawless and Travis Woods.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - September 2, 2009

Robert E. "Butch" Nelson, Sr., 63, of 1913 Cherrywood Lane, passed away Tuesday September 1, 2009 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 25, 1946 in Bastian, Va., he was a son of the late Earl F. Nelson and Thelma Ann Sarver Catron Nelson.

 He was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Nelson spent ten years in the Marine Corps and 20 years in the Army and Army Reserve where he served with the Military Police. He was a veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Shield/Desert Storm and has dedicated most of his life to the protection and freedom of our country and its citizens. He was an automotive technician at Richardson Motors, Ercoline Nissan and Cole Motor Group. He was an avid muzzleloader and competed in muzzle loading competitions. Mr. Nelson was a member of the Fort Witten Long Rifle Association and was an avid collector. He loved to fish with his grandson. He was always willing to help those who needed it and he was a very kind-hearted man. He loved his grandchildren and his cats.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Hubert A. Spencer and Richard Odell.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Stamper Nelson of the home; two children, Robert E. Nelson, Jr. and his wife Robbi of Bluefield and Amy Michelle Nelson Gilpin of Green Valley; three siblings, John W. Catron and his wife Nell of Bastian, Va., Elsie L. Spencer of Bluefield, W.Va. and Donald B. Nelson and his wife Carroll of Princeton; sisters-in-law, Janie Odell, Wanda Grimm and Barbara Neal and her companion Allen; six grandchildren, Erin Brooke Schelffler and her husband Joshua, Dustin Chase Blankenship , Matthew David Gilpin, Christopher Andrew Gilpin and Robert Nathaniel Haydan Nelson, and Andrew G. Simon; one great-grandson, Caiden Cox; one great-granddaughter, Kayden Grace Schelffler; numerous nieces and nephews; and his loving cat, Sadi.

Funeral service will be conducted on Friday September 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Roger H. Lafferty, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where the Marine Corps will provide military graveside rites. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Bluewell, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - February 14, 2008

Pamela Childers Brooks, 41, of Bluewell, a former resident of Princeton, died Sunday, February 10, 2008, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born September 3, 1966 in Bluefield, she was the daughter of Jerry and Phyllis Baker Childers of Princeton.

She was a 1984 graduate of Princeton High School and attended Bluefield State College. She was a former sales person with J104 Radio. Pamela was a gifted piano player and enjoyed all types of music. She was also an avid animal lover of both wild and tame animals.

One brother, Dwayne Owen Childers, preceded her in death.

Additional survivors include one son, Evan Brooks of Glenwood Park; companion, Gary Blankenship of Bluewell; and former husband, Russell Brooks.

In keeping with Pamela's wishes, the body has been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Larry Bailey officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Hatcher Hollow, Mercer Co., WV, Death

Princeton Times (WV) - June 5, 2009

Lee Edward Blankenship, 78, of Hatcher Hollow died Sunday May 31, 2009 at the home of his niece in Princeton. Memorial Funeral Directory, Athens Road, Princeton, was in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Hatcher Hollow, Mercer Co., WV, Death

Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on 6/3/2009

Mr. Lee Edward Blankenship, 78, of Hatcher Hollow went home to be with the Lord on Sunday May 31, 2009 at the home of his niece, Carol and Bryan Asbury on Thornton Ave. in Princeton. Born September 29, 1930 in Mercer Co., he was the son of the late John and Barbara Conner Blankenship. He was a retired foreman working for the West Virginia Turnpike. He was a Veteran serving with the U.S. Army. Lee was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Cleo Hazelwood Blankenship; and his third wife, Aretta Lawrence Blankenship; one son, Ernie; and one daughter, Janet; a grandson, Stephen; five brothers, Arlie, Joe, Bill, Jack and Lewis Blankenship; one sister, Mary Evelyn Martin.

Survivors: Son, Scott Blankenship of Princeton; grandchildren, Bailey Blankenship of Princeton, Jamie Stone, Jimbo Wyrick and Tad Wyrick all of Princeton, Danielle Franklin of Colorado; daughter-in-law, Melody Blankenship of Princeton; brothers, Sidney Blankenship and wife Frances of Lima, Ohio, John Blankenship and wife Sandy of Princeton; sisters, Verlie Chambers of Ziegler, Ill., Martha Dawley of Palm Bay, Fla., Pam Whittaker of Palm Bay, Fla. , Sarah Pettrey of Princeton; former wives, Betty Southern and Velma Lilly.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor David Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Elgood Cemetery at Elgood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Kegley, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph , 5/12/2009

              Maymie L. Bridges, 87, of Kegley, died Monday, May 11, 2009 at her home. Born January 23, 1922 at Lake Shawnee, she was the daughter of the late Howe Blankenship and Alma Walker Blankenship. Mrs. Bridges was of the Baptist faith and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a former employee of Maidenform in Princeton. She enjoyed reading, embroidering and cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mattie Wiley; and two brothers, Charles Blankenship and Harry Blankenship.

Survivors include her loving husband of 66 years, William E. Bridges of the home; three daughters, Patricia Gonderman and Dreama Wood and her husband Ricky all of Kegley and Lisa Sulit and her husband Arnel of Princeton; two sons, Victor Bridges and his wife Paula of Greenville and Howe Bridges and his wife Sandy of Spanishburg; one sister, Lillian Rutledge and her husband Chapman of Milton; ten grandchildren, Duane Gonderman and his wife Eileen, Derrick Gonderman and his wife Lucinda, Jared Wood, Chelsea Wood, Stephanie Sulit, Beth Ann Bridges, Kenny Bridges, Billy Bridges and his wife Kristie, Barbara Justice and Brennon Bridges and his wife Jessica; and ten great-grandchildren, Kyle Gonderman, Chase Gonderman, Enoch Gonderman, Leah Gonderman, Kaylyn Bridges, Lacy Beth Bridges, Braxton Justice, Brittan Justice, Riley Bridges and Gabby Bridges.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Ralph Calfee officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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2009, Kellysville, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Online

Steve Wesley Blankenship, 43, of Cheesy Creek Road in Kellysville, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born June 17, 1965 in Princeton he was the son of Steve Edward Blankenship of Bland, Va. and the late Effie Mae Cecil Blankenship.

Survivors include three sons, Steven W. Blankenship, Jr. and Shawn Eric Blankenship, both of Princeton and Skyler Preston Blankenship of Rogersville, Tenn.; two daughters, Stephanie Nicole VanHoudt of Princeton and Sabrina Renae Blankenship of Rogersville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Caleb and Sierra; two brothers, Dwayne E. Blankenship and wife Rebecca of Rogersville, Tenn. and Joseph Aaron Blankenship of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five sisters, Teresa Lynn Burgess, Leona Mae Blankenship, Kimberly Hazelwood and Selena Blankenship, all of Princeton, and Rebecca Jean Shockley of Rich Creek, Va.

Private family services were conducted followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

http://www.legacy.com/bdtonline/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=122945283

From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lashmeet, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - April 3, 2009

James Estil Blankenship, 84, of Lashmeet, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. Born March 10, 1925 at Modock, he was the son of the late Claire D. Blankenship and Edna Pardew Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship was raised in Beeson by his grandparents, Ed and Luticia Blankenship . He attended Ashworth Methodist Church in Matoaka. He retired from Eastern Associated Coal Co. in Herndon and served as president of UMWA Local 9781 for more than 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Montpelier in the South Pacific. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and visiting with his friends at the Narrows Livestock Market. He and his wife enjoyed spending the winters with their many friends in Satellite Beach, Fla. for the past 20 years. He loved his family and enjoyed entertaining his family and friends at home.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margaret Vaughan Blankenship of the home; two sons, Norman Blankenship and his wife Peggy of Washington, Pa., and Joel Blankenship and his wife Carolyn of Lashmeet; one daughter, Connie Murphy and her husband Stephen of Atlanta, Ga.; eight granddaughters, Angela Rose and her husband Terry, Rhonda Shepperd, Beth Hampton and her husband William, Kristie Raulerson and her husband Mark, Lori Jones and her husband Dusty, Sara Blankenship , Monica Murphy and Mandy Murphy; two grandsons, Josh Murphy and Zach Murphy; five great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and special friend, Dasil Kinser of Lashmeet.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. David White, the Rev. David Damewood and Arnold Akers officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be John Blankenship, Edward Blankenship, Clyde Vaught, Dasil Kinser, John L. Lewis, Gale Shrewsbury, Jim Bivens and Dwayne Bailey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lashmeet, Mercer Co., WV, Death

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - April 10, 2009

James Estil Blankenship, 84, of Lashmeet, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, was in charge of arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Lerona, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - March 1, 2008

Elsie Marie Bailey, 82, of Fairway Drive, Lerona, formerly of Roderfield, died peacefully Friday, February 29, 2008, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born May 24, 1925, in Hurley, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Lydia Blankenship.

Mrs. Bailey had worked for the McDowell County Board of Education and the McDowell County National Bank in Welch. She was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. Mrs. Bailey loved her family, enjoyed cooking and having yard sales.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Harold Justice along with five sisters and a brother.

Survivors: Her loving and devoted children, Carolyn Bailey Justice of Lerona, Billy Conn Bailey of the home; grandchildren, Lisa Bailey French of the home, Richard Bailey and Laura of Christiansburg, Va., Billy Bailey Jr. and wife Lynn of Martinsville, N.C., Ron Justice and wife Angie of Princeton, Misty Martin and husband Jeff of Athens, Cynthia Eanes of Welch, Timothy Justice of Charleston, Lori Coffey and husband Lee of Bluefield; 20 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2008 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell. Serving as pallbearers will be Ricky Bailey, Bill Bailey Jr., Johnny Woody Sr., Lee Coffey, Michael Coffey and Jeffrey Martin.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2009, Lerona, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/78073/Lockhart-Eugene.php

Ready to meet his Lord, Eugene Grover Lockhart, Sr., age 74, of 437 Old Lerona Road, Lerona WV, joined the church triumphant Saturday, March 7, 2009 at his home with his wife of 51 years at his side. Born February 13, 1935 at Isaban WV, he was the son of the late Grover C. and Maxie Blankenship Lockhart. Eugene was the grandson of the late Enos and Darcus Kennedy Blankenship and the late William Snyder and Nancy Cline Lockhart.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Keith Lockhart and Delmas Lewis Lockhart.

Eugene was a graduate of Iaeger High School and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army Security Agency.Eugene was a member of the United Methodist Church and attended Painters Chapel UMC in Speedway WV. He was a member of the Gideons, Concord Masonic Lodge, Athens #33 Order of the Eastern Star, and United Mine Workers of America.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean Matherly Lockhart, of the home; three daughters, Reverend Canessa Stafford (and husband Kenneth) of Statesville NC; Veneicia Lockhart of Haymarket VA; Mary Maxine Mimi Fuchs (and husband Tim) of Columbus OH; one son, Eugene Grover Lockhart, Jr., of Canton OH; and seven grandchildren, Christopher Henderson (and wife Leath), Amanda Stafford, Amber Lockhart, Cody Lockhart, Charley Fuchs, Abbegail Fuchs and Allison Lockhart.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Painters Chapel UMC, with Reverend Tommy Mounts officiating. Burial will follow at the Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lerona, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary
Bluefield Daily Telegraph , 12/29/2009 

Mary Elizabeth Blankenship McCoy, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 28, 2009.Born May 24, 1923 in Kegley, Mrs. McCoy was a resident of Phillips Personal Care in Lerona, and was a previous resident of Princeton. Mrs. McCoy was an alumnus of Spanishburg High School, and was a member of Johnston Chapel Baptist Church in Princeton. She and her perpetual smile and happy hum will be missed by many loving friends and family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar E. and Hattie W.(Worrell) Blankenship; husband, Charley F. McCoy; brothers, Carlyle Blankenship and Earl Johnson "E. J." Blankenship; and sister, W. Lorraine Blankenship Stepp.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Russell and Cambria Smith; two daughters, Karen McCoy Browning and husband Freddy Browning, and Regina McCoy Terry and husband Charles E. Terry, Jr.; extended family, Beverly Phillips and the employees of Phillips Personal Care who tendered selfless care to "Liz."

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor John King officiating. Burial will follow in the Sarver Family Cemetery, Spanishburg. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From Ricky Weinberg RickyNJ58(at)yahoo.com


2008, Montcalm, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - March 15, 2008

Mrs. Mary R. Simpkins, 65, of Montcalm, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mrs. Simpkins was a member of the Church of Christ in Bluefield, Va. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ira Ratcliff; her mother, Ruth Ratcliff Ritchie; and her brother, George Ratcliff.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Howard Simpkins; her daughters, Rhonda Neal and Cathy Hare; her grandchildren, Danielle Pennington, Jennifer Blankenship, Lauren Prim and Matthew Hare; her siblings, Lionel Ratcliff, John Ratcliff, Millie Ratcliff, David Ratcliff, Gary Ratcliff and Becky Repass.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - January 14, 2008

Fred Brewster, 69, of 384 City View Heights, Princeton, died on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at his residence. Born on March 13, 1938 in Welch, he was a son of the late Byrd and Carrie Bailey Brewster. He had been a resident of Princeton for 14 years and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a retired coal miner and was a member of the Local Union 5997 Premier.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Muncy Brewster; three brothers, Clyde, John Patton, and George; four sisters, Malinda, Mary Magaline, Hettie and Della; and one grandson, Brandon Wolfe Brewster.

Survivors include: Wife: Mildred Brewster of the home; one son: Freddy Brewster and wife April of Ocala, Fla.; one daughter: Kim Justice and husband Jamie of Princeton; one stepson: Raymond "Buzzy" Stillwell of Bluewell; one stepdaughter, Sandra Riffe of Coalwood; special granddaughter, whom he raised: Angie Wimmer and husband Steven of Princeton, and five additional grandchildren: Lonnie Wolfe, Jr. of Princeton, Tabitha Justice of Roderfield, Megan Brewster of Ocala, Fla., Savannah Brewster of Ocala, Fla., Chloe Brewster of Ocala, Fla.; three great-grandchildren: Amber Brown of Princeton, Nick Wimmer of Princeton, Madison Brewster of Ocala, Fla.; one brother: Carl Brewster and wife Jenette of Pilgrim Knob, Va.; one sister: Florance Blankenship and husband Eurshel of Paintsville.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Lacy Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - January 21, 2008

Betty Lowe Keene, 65, of 1045 Deer Mountain Rd.., in Princeton, died Friday, January 18, 2008, at her residence. Born in Richlands, Va., December 10, 1942 she was the daughter of the late Clarence (Newt) and Pliney Ellen Dawson Lowe, Sr. She was of the Holiness faith. Betty had been a resident of Princeton since 1999 moving here from Draper, Va.

In addition to her parents, three siblings, Clarence Newton, Jr. and a set of paternal twins, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Blaine Keene of Princeton; one son, Tony Gene Blankenship and his wife Cathy of Hillsville, Va.; one daughter, Tammy Jo Ann Joyce and her husband James, Jr. of Princeton; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, eight sisters and six brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2008, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Dave Nunley officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., VA, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Susie Blankenship Payne, 89, of North Tazewell, Va., formerly of Buchanan County, Va., passed away Friday, January 4, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born September 7, 1918 at Blackey, Va., she was a daughter of the late Elder Taylor Blankenship and Nancy Stacy Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Payne; one daughter, Nancy Jane Smith; two sons-in-law, Jimmy Smith and Bobby Cochran; one sister, Lula Mullins; five brothers, Virgis Blankenship, Edgar Blankenship, Hobart Blankenship, Homer Blankenship, and Richard Blankenship. Mrs. Payne was a wonderful mother and grandmother to five generations. She was also the oldest member of the Bee Branch Old Regular Baptist Church in Stacy, Va.

She is survived by five daughters, Juanita Cochran of Grundy, Va., Sue Garcia and husband, Ed of Margate, Fla., Jean Adkins and husband, Bill and Betty Payne, all of North Tazewell, Va., Rita Baldridge and husband, Rick of Tazewell, Va.; seven sons, Harold Payne and wife, Nancy of Bluefield, Thermon Payne and wife, Melissa of North Tazewell, Va., James Payne and wife, Ruth and John Payne and wife, Cathy, all of Bluefield, Va., Ted Payne and wife, Joyce of Eden, N.C., Kenneth Payne and fiancé, Tammy of Bristol, Tenn., Luther Payne and wife, Terri of Hickory, N.C.; two brothers, William Taylor Blankenship and wife, Hilda and Kenneth Blankenship and wife, Ruby, all of Hurley, Va.; one sister, Georgia Mounts of Grundy, Va.; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va., with Elders Phillip Estep, James Stacy, and George Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Jim Smith, Jr., James Payne, Jr., Harold Payne, Jr., Alex Payne, Alex Lee Payne, Matthew Payne, Chris Martin, Richard Baldridge, Jr., Robert Baldridge; and great-grandsons: Michael Hackney and Tommy Justus. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Bee Branch Old Regular Baptist Church.
http://www.bdtonline.com/obituaries/local_story_005192720.html

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Princeton Times (WV) - January 28, 2008

Mary Louise Goings, 84, of Princeton, went to be with her Lord Sunday morning, January 27, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born March 7, 1923, at Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Charles P. Shumaker and Flossie French Shumaker.

She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, always giving of herself and unselfishly tending to the love of her family. Ms. Goings was a member of Johnston Chapel Baptist Church, worked various jobs in Princeton, and was educated in the Mercer County School System.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby H. Goings; and two brothers, Fred C. Shumaker and Gene Holloway.

Those left to cherish her memory and legacy of love are her children: Son, Jerry W. Goings of Princeton and former wife Sally Yeager; son, Tommy R. Goings of Troutman, N.C.; and daughter, Ginger C. Clowers of Princeton and her husband Pat; nine grandchildren, Jerry R. Clowers and wife Laurie of Holly Springs, N.C., Tandy Goings Stone and husband Mark of Gap Mills, Tony Goings of Smyrna, Ga., Robin Goings of Christiansburg, Va., Cindy Goings Tyree and husband Brandon of Lynchburg, Va., Andrea Goings DeVito and husband Fred of Newark, Ohio, Jerry "Butch" Goings and wife Lisa of Princeton, Sally Anne Goings Lester and husband Keith of Sabine, and Michael Goings and wife Natalie of Greensboro, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving Mrs. Goings is her sister, Gypsie G. Blankenship and husband Fred of Princeton; her brother, Gayle D. Shumaker and wife Ruth of Elmira, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and two companions, Meow-Meow and Bambi.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Goings will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday (today), January 29, 2008, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor John King officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Grandsons along with Mark Stone, Fred DeVito and Keith Lester will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - February 25, 2008

Mrs. Frances Beatrice Worrell, 94, of the Glenwood Retirement Village passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 at the Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born May 15, 1913 at Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Anderson and Alice Leadmon Ramsey. Frances was a lifetime member of the Kee Street United Methodist Church and for more than 25 years was a volunteer at the Princeton Community Hospital. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Otho Worrell in 1988 and three sisters, Alma Strow, Eva Blankenship and Irene Walmsley.

Survivors: daughter Alice W. White and husband Jim of Mooresville, N.C.; grandson, Allan White of Cornelius, N.C.; and nephew, Jerry Worrell and wife Barbara of Princeton.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2008 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Tom Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Delores Mae Gore Mullins, 79, of 130 Planet Drive, Princeton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born March 25, 1929, in Logan, she was the daughter of the late Elzie and Roxie Curry Gore.

She spent countless hours volunteering for the Literacy Program and Princeton Community Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and took great pride in her flowerbeds, which won Bud & Blossom Garden Clubs Beautification Award. She attended First Pentecostal New Covenant Church. Delores devoted her life to helping and caring for others. She was a mother to many and a friend to all. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Reva Mullins; infant great-grandson, Tristan Blankenship; several brothers and sisters; and son-in-law, Gregory Butch Craft.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bernie Elwood Mullins of Princeton; three children, Pastor Lyle D. Mullins and his wife Carolyn, Kathy L. Craft, and Troy Neal Mullins and his wife Judy, all of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Scott Mullins and his wife Matilda, Greg Craft and his wife Jeannette, Eric Mullins, Staci Craft, Jeff Mullins, Jason Craft, and Beau Mullins and his wife Amy; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lakie Dingess of Chapmanville, WV; and numerous special family members and friends.

A celebration of Delores life will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Steve Lilly and Rev. Ron Reeves officiating. Entombment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Princeton. Pallbearers will be Felix Hernandez, Curtis Lilly, Rick Thompson, Greg Craft, Scott Mullins, Jeff Mullins, Paul Ferguson, and Perry Mamula.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - March 30, 2008

Ronald J. "Jack" Wall, 74, of 601 Kirby Ave. in Princeton, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born in Glen Lyn, Va., he was the son of the late Luther W. and Edith Smith Wall. He was retired from U.S. Steel Gary Mines. Jack was a graduate of Princeton High School and a member of the United Mine Workers. He was a charter member of Kee Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Sue Hunter Wall of Princeton; one daughter, Tina Marie Grose and her husband Jeff of Athens; three grandsons, Garin Grose, Brandon Grose and Tanner Grose; one sister, Bevadell Blankenship and her husband Charlie of Princeton and two brothers, Jim Wall and his wife Irma of Bozoo, W.Va. and Norman Wall and his wife Linda of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Tom Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Pallbearers will be Scott Wall, Randy Wall, Ronnie Blankenship, Garin Grose, Brandon Grose and Tanner Grose.

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From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Cortelia Sue Tay Vance, 64 of 302 Vance Road in Princeton was called home to be with Jesus surrounded by her family and friends on Monday, June 23, 2008. Born September 1, 1943 in Bradshaw, WV she was the daughter of the late Eli and Laura Payne Muncy. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Tay was an avid gardener and loved her family. She had been a resident of Princeton since 1959 moving here from Jolo, WV.

In addition to her parents, one brother, Roger Lee Muncy; and one half-brother, James Vance preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of forty years, Edgar Vance of Princeton; four daughters, Kathy Vance of Marion, OH, Pamela Blankenship and husband Shannon of Concord, NC, Karen Morgan and husband Rich and Kim Whitlow and husband Tim all of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Laura Jo Hazelwood, Timmy Ray Hazelwood, Billy Jo Hazelwood, Gage Blankenship, Hunter Blankenship, Cody Whitlow, and Hope Morgan; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Jackie Mills of Princeton and Rita Farley and husband Dewey of Millersburg, OH; two brothers, Randall Muncy and wife Judy of Princeton and Gary McMichael and wife Edna of Lerona; special friends, Estill and Nadene Sorah; and special sisters-in-law, Ruby Vance and Ella Jane Vance.

Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence on Vance Road (just off Unity Road) in Princeton at 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 26, 2008 with Pastor Casper Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at the Vance-Muncy Cemetery in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Rich Morgan, Shannon Blankenship, Gary McMichael, Edmond Vance, Carl Vance, Arnold Vance, Tim Whitlow, and Ronnie Taylor.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Alice Eads Blankenship, 95, of Princeton, formerly of Welch, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in the Palms Savannah Grace Nursing Facility in Mount Pleasant, SC. Born April 6, 1913, at Camp Creek, she was the daughter of the late J. Bryant Eads and Laura Lilly Eads. She was a graduate of Spanishburg High School and Concord College. She taught school in Mercer County before her marriage to Wayne Blankenship. Mrs. Blankenship lived in Welch 32 years before she and her late husband retired to Princeton in 1973. Since 2005, she has lived in Mount Pleasant, SC. She was very active in the Princeton Presbyterian Church and the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Welch, and in the garden clubs in Princeton and Welch.

 In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Blankenship; six brothers, Frank, Rush, Joseph, Ray, Bryant and Howard Eads; five sisters, Sarah Moses, Laura Hunt, Bessie Bauguess, Patricia Wimmer and Mary Epling; and her youngest son Olen Blankenship.

Survivors include two sons, Shelby Blankenship of Mount Pleasant, SC., and John Blankenship of Fredericksburg, VA; six grandchildren, Rebecca Bowman of Mount Pleasant, SC, Charles Blankenship of Norman, OK, Amanda Walker of Mount Pleasant, SC, Beth Greenway of Fairmont, GA. Paul Blankenship of Cross Lane and Sarah Hoke of Ronceverte and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 28, 2008, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Mike McGraw officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph from 10/31/2008 - 11/1/2008PRINCETON –

Evelyn C. Blankenship, 79, of Princeton Health Care Center, Princeton, died Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born May 19, 1929 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Everett Dyson, Sr. and Toye Phillips Dyson Hatfield. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Oceana Baptist Church in Oceana. She enjoyed gospel music and crocheting. She was happy to have been a resident of Princeton Health Care Center for several years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her  husband, Rev. Kimbel Blankenship in 1982; one brother, Dennis Hatfield; and her stepfather, Ellis Hatfield.

Survivors include one daughter, Dolores Mills and her husband Gary of Beeson; one son, Jimmy Blankenship and his wife Jean of Louisa, Va.; one brother, Everett Dyson, Jr. and his wife Gracie of Beeson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., VA, Obituary
Bluefield Daily Telegraph 10/31/2008 - 11/1/2008

Evelyn C. Blankenship, 79, of Princeton Health Care Center, Princeton, died Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born May 19, 1929 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Everett Dyson, Sr. and Toye Phillips Dyson Hatfield. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Oceana Baptist Church in Oceana. She enjoyed gospel music and crocheting. She was happy to have been a resident of Princeton Health Care Center for several years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Kimbel Blankenship in 1982; one brother, Dennis Hatfield; and her stepfather, Ellis Hatfield.

Survivors include one daughter, Dolores Mills and her husband Gary of Beeson; one son, Jimmy Blankenship and his wife Jean of Louisa, Va.; one brother, Everett Dyson, Jr. and his wife Gracie of Beeson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Patricia Sue "Patty" Robertson Sells, 67, of 350 Old Pisgah Road in Princeton died Monday, November 24, 2008 at her residence. Born February 10, 1941 in Anagean, WV she was the daughter of the late Dewey Hobson and Bessie Mae Reed Robertson. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, three brothers, Elmo Robertson, Kenneth Robertson and Marvin Robertson; two sisters, Betty Terry and Elizabeth Burguron; and one great niece, Lisa Williams preceded her in death.

Survivors include one sister, Nancy Mills of Flowery Branch, GA; two nieces, Donna Calvert of Princeton and Debbie Spalletti of Flowery Branch, GA; two nephews, Danny Mills of Little Rock, AR and Bobby Blankenship of Flint, MI; two great nieces, Julie Jackson of Princeton and Allycia Mills of Little Rock, AR; two great nephews, Sherman Spalletti of Flowery Branch, GA and Christopher Mills of Little Rock, AR; and former husband, Paul Hart of Bland Co., VA.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 28, 2008 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton with Dr. James Boyd officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

www.newsargus.com , July 3, 2008

Mr. Johney Leroy Manning, 86, (Nov. 1, 1921-July 2, 2008 ) 458 Bridgers Road, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. Rev. Pete Norris will officiate. Burial will follow in the Newsome Family Cemetery.

Mr. Manning was born on Nov. 1, 1921, in Lenoir County to the late John Leonard Manning and Bernice Ham Manning. He was married to the late Mary Smith Manning. Mr. Manning was a member of Brodgen Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Mr. Manning is survived by his daughters, Mary Elizabeth Brady, of Princeton and Linda Kay Blankenship, of Maiden; his sons, Lloyd Leroy Manning, of Burlington and John Gary Manning, of Wallace; his sisters, Grace Moye, of Four Oaks, Teeny Johnson, of Four Oaks and Frances Radford, of Hoebucken; his brothers, Matthew Manning, of Wisconsin, Doug Manning, of Florida and Ray Manning, of Columbia, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Faye and a son, Connie Alvin; a granddaughter, Laurie Boggs and a great-grandson, Gib Martin.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph,1/5/2008

Thomas William “Tommy” Blankenship, 47, passed away Friday, December 28, 2007 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born August 18, 1960 in Bridgeport, Conn. to the late William Boyd “Bill” Blankenship and Jeannette Keating Blankenship of Princeton. Tommy served in the U.S. Army and had been employed at the Blankenship and Sons sawmill. Tommy was preceded in death by his father, William, whom he loved dearly.

Survivors: Mother, Jeannette Blankenship; sisters “His Protector”, Laura and husband Don Bowles of Cheesy Creek, Beth Nowlin and companion John Phillips of Bluefield; “Younger” brother, Stephen Blankenship of Princeton; wife, Suzette Blankenship of Bluefield; six nieces and nephews, Christopher Bowles, Kenneth Bowles, Donald Bowles, Rebecca and husband Charlie McFadden, Kayla Blankenship and Ryan Blankenship; one great-niece, Taylor Bowles; four great-nephews, Jordan Bowles, Patrick Bowles, Dakota McFadden and Matthew Bowles. He was loved by all including aunts: Lucille B. Maye and Lorraine Peterson both of Connecticut; uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.

Memorial Services will be held today (Saturday), January 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Ginger Neely officiating.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 3/10/2009

Bevadell W. Blankenship, 84, of 207 Woods Avenue, Princeton, went home to the Lord the morning of March 9, 2009 (Monday) during a brief stay at Glenwood Retirement Village following a long illness. Born May 17, 1924, in Glen Lyn, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Luther William Wall and Edith Smith Wall. Bevadell retired from the City of Princeton after 28 years of service as a crossing guard, for all of her children, at Thorn Street School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Chuck Blankenship, a daughter, Brenda Simpkins, and her brother, Jack Wall.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Charles Blankenship, her daughter, Connie Dobbins of Princeton, son, Ronnie Blankenship of Princeton; her grandchildren, Kevin Dobbins and wife Stacey of Kettering, Ohio, Charlie Blankenship and wife Victoria of Princeton, Kellie Hendrick and husband Nathan of Princeton and Eddie Blankenship of Princeton; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Additional survivors include two brothers: Jim Wall and wife Erma of Peterstown, and Norman Wall and wife Linda of Princeton, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Wall of Princeton.

A service to celebrate the life of Bevadell Blankenship will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Tony Reed presiding. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Princeton. Her grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - June 13, 2009

Ronald E. Whitt, age 62, received his new body from Christ on June 12, 2009 after a long battle with lung cancer. He is now living a pain free life with the ability to breath at the feet of his Heavenly Father. Although he will be greatly missed by his family and friends, we celebrate knowing that he now lives with his Creator, the Great I am and His son Jesus Christ. He was born December 29, 1946 in Mercer County.

Ronald leaves behind many loved ones who wait for their reunion in Heaven, his children, Ronja Kress and husband Pastor Kalvin Kress of Princeton, James Whitt and wife Terri of Princeton, Shawna Blankenship and husband Kevin of Princeton, Ronald Whitt, Jr. and wife Kim of Virginia Beach, VA., and stepson, David Spangler, Jr. of Princeton; grandchildren are Justin Blankenship , Hannah Kress, Tyler Whitt, Madeline Blankenship , Dylan Whitt, Micah Kress, Harlee Blankenship , Gracie Whitt and David Spangler, III. He will also be greatly missed by his mother, Elizabeth Whitt Austin of Bluefield, who dedicated herself to taking care of her son. His brothers are Jerry Whitt, Carlos Whitt, Gary Whitt, Barry Whitt and Kelly Whitt; sisters, Lisa McKee, Pamela Gibson and Sherri Snider all of the Princeton area; as well as several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a special friend and father-in-law, Willard McKinney.

He was preceded in his new life by his first wife, Shirley McKinney Whitt; father, James Whitt; step-father, Albert Austin; grandmother, Edna Sneed; brother, Larry Whitt; and nephew, William Gibson who have now greeted him at the pearly gates of Heaven.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2009 at the Princeton Church of God, Oakvale Road in Princeton with the Rev. Fred Farley, II officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - July 27, 2009

Edwin Goble Branscome, Jr., 74, of 404 Don Morgan Drive in Princeton died Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Glenwood Park Retirement Village. Born August 3, 1934 in Rock he was the son of the late Edwin G. and Aline Vest Branscome.

Edwin retired from Kitchekan Fuel Company in Arista after thirty years of service as a coal tipple construction worker and also retired from Weatherford Construction in Princeton where he served as a carpenter. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Princeton, a former member and Sunday school teacher of the Free Methodist Church, former superintendent at the Upper Room Church, a member of the United Mine Worker's of America, and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, one son, Steven Branscome; one daughter, Kimberly Branscome; and one sister, Doris Griffith preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-four years, Ruth Ann Ellis Branscome of Princeton; one son, Duane Branscome and wife Deborah of Princeton; two daughters, Lisa Blankenship and Karla Carter and husband Carl of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Christopher Branscome, Anthony Albert, Adam Branscome, Kerri Lynn Hall, Tyler Romeo, Jordan Carter, and Evan Carter; five great-grandchildren, Dakota Branscome, Jessica Kessler, Kameron Albert, Brennen Branscome, and Jonathan Hall; four brothers, Bill Branscome and wife Maxine of Richmond, Va., Charles "Buck" Branscome and wife Edith of Princeton, Roscoe Branscome and wife Pauline of Greensboro, N.C. and Joseph Branscome of Princeton; and two sisters, Jane Arrington and Barbara Hughes and husband Jim all of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at the First Assembly of God Church in Princeton with Pastor Brad Puckett officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Bluewell. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 17, 2009

Many prayers were answered Friday morning as Bernard Shorter left this world to be with his Lord Almighty and his Angel Sheila Pearl. Bernard passed peacefully in his sleep in the comfort of his home at City View Heights in Princeton. The son of the late Grover C. and Emma Farley Shorter. Bernard was born June 15, 1923 on Prince Street, in Princeton.

Twenty-three years later he would marry his next door neighbor and childhood sweetheart, Sheila Pearl Simmons. Prior to their marriage, he voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following his discharge, Bernard and Sheila were married on June 30, 1946 and began their dream of raising five children. Together, their legacy of devotion to God and family, hard work and integrity has permanently and positively left its imprint on their five children as well as those who knew them closely. Bernard worked for the Virginian and the Norfolk/Western Railroad for 33 years. Several of those years he served as general chairman of the local Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. He and Sheila were members of the Kee Street United Methodist Church. Bernard was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, infant Troy, Albert "Crip," James and Robert (Buster); along with sisters, Ruby Cease, Helen Shorter and Anna Mae Boczkowski.

Surviving are his five children, Bernard E. Shorter, Jr. and wife Sandy of Princeton, Stephen Day Shorter of Lerona, Pamela Kay Leedy and husband Clyde of Princeton, Deborah Gay O'Connor and special friend, Charlie Miller, and Fredric Gordon Shorter and wife Cathy; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his extended family with Mountaineer Home Nursing; special care givers and good Samaritans, Betsy Monk, Sandy Blankenship , Patricia Lankford, Pam, Deb and Sandy. Even though we're are sad, we rejoice in Dad's home going.

Please join us in a service of celebration on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Family Pastor Erma Jean Hudgins and the Pastor of Kee Street United Methodist church, Tom Hill. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Edgar Whitfield Craft, Jr., 82 of 405 East Dr. in Princeton died Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born August 3rd, 1927, in Princeton he was the son of the late Edgar W. Deacon Craft, Sr. and Bessie Mae Hatcher Craft.

He was a retired carpenter and formerly worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, VA. Ed was a very gentle person who was never judgmental of others and was well loved by his family and many friends. He had a passionate love for animals and actively worked rescuing and caring for them. He was active as a volunteer at the CASE Senior Center in Princeton where he was leader of the exercise class and CASE Country Kickers line dance group. In 2007 he received a plaque from the Salvation Army for Outstanding Service to the Senior Citizen Community. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater during the war and in Occupied Japan immediately following the war.

In addition to his parents his first wife, Julia Doris McComas Craft, one daughter, Deborah Kay Craft, one son, Gregory D. Butch Craft and one great-grandson, Tristan Blankenship preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Enicks Craft of Princeton; one daughter, Brenda Craft of Bluewell; step-daughter, Belinda Enicks Saunders and her husband Gerald of Princeton; four grandchildren, Gregory Craft and his wife Jeanette, Staci Craft, Jason Craft and Shawn Hall and his wife Nicki; six great-grandchildren; one foster brother, Robert Buck Jones and his wife Dana of Princeton; special uncle, Jake Hatcher of Princeton; his pet family of four cats and one dog he loved and cared for; and his special friends in the Case Country Kickers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 8, 2009, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of the Case Country Kickers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 13, 2009

Henrietta Treadway Wade, 83, of the Halls Ridge Road, Princeton, died Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Princeton Community Hospital after a sudden illness. Born April 6, 1926, at Eccles, she was the daughter of the late Theodore R. Treadway and Alice V. Mann Treadway.

Henrietta had been a lifelong homemaker, giving of her self to her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and had lived for the Lord, witnessing to others, and proclaiming the name of Jesus since her salvation 55 years ago. Throughout her life she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, sang in the church choir, and organized Back Yard Bible School through Child Evangelism teaching the neighborhood children about the Wordless Book. She was a member of Bluefield Union Mission Ladies Auxiliary and Christian Women's Association. Henrietta was a wonderful cook who always knew everyone's favorite dish. She visited the sick and seniors, bringing them one of her homemade goodies. In her home, she entertained college students, ministers, and missionaries with meals and fellowship. She also cared for her aunt, mother and sister-in-law during the last days of their lives.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ralph M. Wade; son, Dr. James M. Wade of Abingdon, Va.; daughters, Rebecca Fury and husband Steve of Lewisburg, and Rosemary Grant and husband Randle of Bluefield; grandchildren, David Wade and wife Dortheen; great-granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth of Olive Branch, Miss., Lisa Wade of Peruga, Italy, Julie Bakker and husband the Reverend Jason; great-granddaughter, Elaine Christine of Chambersburg, Pa., Angela Wylie and husband Scott; great-granddaughter, Marina Raine of Finksburg, Md., and Dr. Johnathan Grant and wife Dr. April Cox of Canton, Mich.; stepgrandchildren, Tom Grant and companion Nancy White; great-granddaughters, Lauren and Alicia of Bluefield, and Tereasa Hurt and husband Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kristen of Bluefield, Va.; Henrietta's one sister, Mary Frances Blankenship of Houston, Texas; and special friends are Eileen Kessinger and Mary Ellen Meadows.

Funeral services will be held 8:00 p.m. Monday evening, December 14, 2009 at the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor's Dan Jividen and the Reverend Archie Bowling officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Roselawn Memorial Garden, Garden of Trinity, in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. followed by the services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 14, 2009

Jimmie Ray Lawrence, 45, of the Mimosa Mobile Home Park in Princeton died Friday, December 11, 2009 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born September 20, 1964 in Elkton, Md. he was the son of Patricia A. Shaffer Lawrence of Princeton and the late James R. Lawrence, Jr.

He was employed at Precast Concrete and Eastern Vault in Princeton all of his adult life. He was of the Baptist faith. Ray was a loving husband and wonderful provider for his family, which always came first in his life. He was a kind man who was always willing to help others. In addition to his father, one nephew, Shannan Lawrence preceded him in death.

Additional survivors include his wife of twenty-eight years, Pamila Jane Snapp Lawrence of Princeton; two sons, Bobby Ray Lawrence and wife Rachael and Jeremy Blake Lawrence, all of Princeton; three grandchildren, Emily Lawrence, Audrey Lawrence and Divin Lawrence; two sisters, Teresa Hardin of Princeton and Helen Lawrence and husband Greg of Belle, W.Va.; three brothers, Glenn Lawrence and James Lawrence and wife Mindy, all of Princeton, Gary Lawrence and wife Donna of Dublin, Va.; maternal grandmother, Glenna Potter of Princeton; ten nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Cecil Shrader and the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Park Cemetery in Bluewell. Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Harris, Steve McNew, Johnny Beckner, Merritt Blankenship, Shannon Plaster, Nathan Farmer, Melvin Farmer, and Darin Fuller.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

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Clara T. Walls, 77, of 4030 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, died Sunday, December 27, 2009 at home in the arms of her loving husband, Frank M. Walls. They had just celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on December 4th. Clara had been a resident of Princeton, W.Va. since 1968 and had retired from a long career as a guidance counselor at Princeton Senior High School. She cherished the many special students she had touched throughout the years. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Princeton.

Born on May 28, 1932 in Premier, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Maudie Thompson of Premier, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Basil; and three sisters, Garnet, Edith, and Melvie.

Survivors include her husband, Frank; one son, Michael D. Walls and his wife Willa and grandson Mitchell of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Judith L. Walls of Jeffersonville, Vt.; special granddaughter, Kristen R. Walls Dubowski and her husband John and their child, special great-grandson, John Paul Dubowski, IV (J.P.) of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Surviving sisters include Virginia Farmer of Premier and Joyce England of Big Sandy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Mercer Street, Princeton with Dr. David Dockery officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Todd Boggess, Timm Boggess, Milburn Blankenship, Bill Brown, Earl Davis, John Fox, Ray Mahaffy, and Bill Winfrey.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Princeton, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - November 22, 2009

Elizabeth Fentress Orton Feuchtenberger, 91, of GlenWood Park Retirement Village, died November 20, 2009 at her home. Born September 7, 1918 in Herndon, W.Va., she was the daughter of Rollie S. and Velma Tucker Orton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Mark T. Feuchtenberger; and her husband of 63 years, Lloyd D. Feuchtenberger, Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Andrew V. (Virginia) Kozak of State College, Pa.; four children, L.D. (Doug) Feuchtenberger III and his wife Mary R. Feuchtenberger of Princeton, John W. Feuchtenberger of Bluefield, Ellizabeth O. (Betse) Feuchtenberger of Bluefield, and Rollie S. Feuchtenberger and his partner Donald James (D.J.) Case of Washington, D.C. Additional survivors are her grandchildren, Beth F. Conner (Timmy), Eric D. Feuchtenberger (Shawna), and Leila E. Feuchtenberger; great-grandchildren, Russell Blankenship, Kylie Conner, Kendra Conner, Haley Conner, Britany Feuchtenberger and Tori Feuchtenberger. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, R. R. Stuart, Jr. and Anna F. Stuart, Charles R. Scott and Betty F. Scott, Mrs. C.W. (Pat) Feuchtenberger; and a host of nephews and nieces.

She viewed the administration and staff of GlenWood Park Retirement Village as her extended family, and was deeply grateful and appreciative of their skilled, compassionate care of her late husband, resident friends, and herself. She attended Concord College, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught in Mercer County at McComas High School, Wade Junior High School and Fairview Junior High School. She loved the Mercer County Bible in the Schools program, and was an active board member for many years. She was a longtime, faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church (EPC), serving as a Sunday School, Kindergarten and Circle teacher, on many working committees, and as Director of its Kindergarten. She participated in Westminster's Women in Ministry, and was presented a life membership in 1989. She was a constant source of inspiration, comfort and counsel to her family and a legion of friends.

Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Westminster Presbyterian Church (EPC), Washington Street at Albemarle, Bluefield, W.Va. 24701, with the Rev. Howard Finkel and the Rev. Brian Checchio officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Spanishburg, Mercer Co., WV, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - August 17, 2009

Joseph L. Aliff, Jr., 83, of 274 Tractor Lane, Spanishburg, W.Va., died Saturday August 15, 2009 at his residence. Born August 31, 1925 in Hogback, Va., he was a son of the late Joseph Lee Aliff, Sr. and Martha Elizabeth Nunn Aliff.

Mr. Aliff was a World War II era veteran of the U.S. Army. He had been a resident of Spanishburg for 27 years and had previously lived in Bluefield. He worked for N & W Railroad and retired as a Car Retarder Operator after more than 40 years of service. He belonged to the United Trainmen's Union for over 60 years and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in law, Robert Thomas and Helen Davis Aliff; and his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and M. L. Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Louise Pruett Aliff, of the home; one daughter, Valerie J. Taylor and her husband Dennis of Bluefield, W.Va.; one son, William L. Aliff and his wife Nancy of Dugger, Ind.; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday August 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. where grandsons, nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Mercer County Veterans Council and the West Virginia Honor Guard.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mercer Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Cora             73, 31Aug1935 - 12Jan2009,           Bluefield, Mercer, WV,                   WV-233-56-8077             

Blankenship, Mark A.       47, 11Aug1960 - 01Jun2008,           Bluefield, Mercer, WV,                   WV-236-04-0891             

Blankenship, James Estil  84, 10Mar1925 - 31Mar2009,          Lashmeet, Mercer, WV,                  WV-235-34-8120

Blankenship, Bevadell W. 84, 17May1924 - 09Mar2009,         Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-233-34-8676             

Blankenship, Ethel J.         89, 11Apr1919 - 20Feb2009,           Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-236-84-5481             

Blankenship, Evelyn          79, 19May1929 - 30Oct2008,          Princeton, Mercer, WV,                   WV-233-44-9307             

Blankenship, Lee E.           78, 29Sep1930 - 31May2009,          Princeton, Mercer, WV,           WV/NC-232-42-9993

Blankenship, Steve W.      43, 17Jun1965 - 13Jan2009,            Princeton, Mercer, WV,                  WV-234-08-5840             

 

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2008, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - January 26, 2008

Lawrence Cline, 80, of Baisden, passed away Friday Jan. 25, 2008 at his residence. Born Jan. 25, 1928 in Baisden, he was the son of the late Floyd and Virgie Davis Cline.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters; Rosemary Cline and Teresa Cline, six brothers and four sisters. He was a retired coal miner and of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his long-time companion Eloise Cline of Baisden, sons; Steven L. (Sherry) Cline of Baisden, Jerry (Gail) Cline of Hinton, daughters; Debbie (David) Blankenship and Carmella (Terry) Salmons of Baisden, Jennifer (JB) Hatfield of Hampden, Katrina (Ray) Morgan of Simon, Pamela (Brian) Dingle of Mentor, Ohio., sisters; Mary, Nellie, Naomi Cline and Opal Sammons, 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Full Gospel Church of God at Baisden, with Rev. Jonas Trent and Rev. Lionel Browning officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmer Cline Cemetery at Right Hand Fork, at Baisden. Pallbearers will be David Blankenship, Kendall Osborne, Justin Salmons, John Jude, Anthony Jude, Davy Cline, Brandon Vinson, Gregory Dotson and J.R. Lilly. Honorary pallbearers will be Hubert Justice, Charles Cline and Ricky Cline

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 9, 2008

Retha Blankenship, 82, of Baisden, passed away Monday, April 7, 2008 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born June 20, 1925 in Baisden, she was the daughter of the late Nat and Connie Carter Cline.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Diamond Carter and the Rev. Bill Cresong officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Cemetery at Hampden.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - April 9, 2008

Retha Cline Blankenship, 82, of Baisden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, April 7, 2008, at Logan Center at Logan. Born June 20, 1925, at Baisden, she was a daughter of the late Nat and Vonnie Carter Cline.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, John Blankenship; two brothers, Flemming and Sonny Cline; a grandson, Brian Blankenship, and a son-in-law, Robert Christian. Retha was a homemaker and a member of the Freedom Full Gospel Church of God and the Browning Fork House of Faith at Browning Fork.

Those left to love and cherish her memory include five sons, Homer (Evelyn) Blankenship of Browning Fork, Billy (Karen) Blankenship of Justice, Enos (Evelyn) Blankenship of Riverview and Tony (Wilma) Blankenship and Glennis Blankenship, both of Baisden; two daughters, Catherine (Bob) Christian and Addie (Harold) May, both of Browning Fork; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Diamond Carter and the Rev. Bill Cresong officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights at Hampden. Pallbearers will be Audie, Homer Jr., and Chad Blankenship, Robbie and Bobby Christian, and Glenn Rasnick. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney and Carlos Christian, Harold and Chris May, Billy Ray, Keith, Tony Jr., and Rocky Blankenship. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - May 14, 2009

Lula Bell Cline Bailey, 78, of Baisden, WV. went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from her daughter's home at Varney, on Sunday, May 10,2009. She was a retired school bus driver for the Mingo County Board of Education. Born April 15, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Johnce and Allie (Cline) Cline and was a lifetime resident of Baisden.

Lula was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a Born-Again-Christian of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death. by two sons, Zachary Jennings and Johnson "Biggon" Bailey; three brothers, Bill B. Cline, Hoover Cline and Roosevelt Cline, and two sisters, Darkis Burney and Geneva Lester.

Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, Herman Bailey of Baisden; her loving daughter, Etta J 0 Bailey Edminston of Varney, WV; her two beloved sons, Dexter (Barbara) Bailey of Baisden, and Rusty Bailey of Gilbert, WV; three sisters, Chloe Burgess of Baisden, Ms. Lona Blankenship of Hampden, WV, and Corrina (Denvil) Riffe of Ikes Fork, WV; seven precious grandchildren, April (Scot) Perry of Baisden, Tommy Ryan May of Belfry, KY, D.J. Bailey of Baisden, Josh Bailey of Justice, WV, Cortney Bailey of Baisden, Dalton Scott Bailey of Baisden, and Cody Shaun Bailey of Matewan, WV; three wonderful greatgrandchildren, Bailey Perry, Donovan Bailey and Taya Marie Bailey, and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 15,2009, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert, WV. The Rev. Danny Mitchell will officiate and burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery at Baisden, WV. Pallbearers will include sons and grandsons of the deceased. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Lester, Denny Ray Lester, John Thompson, Gary Wayne Blankenship, Michael Cline and the Rev. Allen Cline.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 3, 2009

Tolbert Hardin, 94, of Baisden, W.Va., and formerly of Beech Creek, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Logan, W.Va. Born August 5, 1914 in Grundy, Va., to the late Lewis and Emily Hardin, Tolbert was married to the late Hazel Mahon. Tolbert was a retired coal miner.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter Patsy Hardin Cisco, six brothers and one sister.

Tolbert is survived by two beloved daughters, Dimple Lockard of Beech Creek, W.Va., and Betty (Charles) Lester of Baisden, W.Va.; five precious grandchildren, Alice (Shawn) Ray, Ruth (Jimmy) Blankenship, Sara Cisco, Kayla (Dwayne) Christian, and Crystal Lester; four wonderful great grandchildren, Brooke Sparks, Gracie Sparks, Brooke Cisco, and Jasmine Christian; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral service will take place at the Church of Christ at Wharncliffe, W.Va., Monday, July 6, 2009 at 1 p.m., with Evangelist Lewis Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Kennedy Cemetery at Beech Creek with family and friends acting as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

There is also a Baisden in Logan Co., WV,

http://mountsfuneralhome.com/obituary/nelson-grubb-hatfield

Nelson Grubb Hatfield 77 of Baisden,went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to join her loved ones waiting for her in heaven, on Monday, July 27, 2009, from her residence. Born on March 24, 1932 at War Eagle, she was the daughter of the late Kenny and Lura Blankenship Cline.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by:  her first husband, Harold Irvin Grubb; her three brothers:  Adrial, Armel, and Benny Cline; and her two sisters:  Adaline Cline and Violet May. Nelson was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Church of God at Baisden.  She had a beautiful smile for everyone and a heart of gold.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish her memory are:  her loving husband, Con Hatfield of Baisden; her four loving daughters:  Margo (John) Mounts, Vanessia (Mickey) Cline, Tammy (Keith) Lester, and Josephine (Ance) Cline, all of Baisden; her beloved son, Rex (Cherie) Grubb of Baisden; her step-son, Danny (Karen) Hatfield; her brother, Delmas Cline of St. Louis Missouri; her eight wonderful grandchildren; her 14 precious great grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 31st at the Full Gospel Church of God with the Rev. Jonas Trent officiating. Burial followed in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, Hampden. 

She was carried to her final resting place by:  Jamie Sloan, Scott Chandler, Shon Mounts, Mitchell Cline, Conrad Lester, and Marvin Joe Bradford.  Honorary pallbearers were:  Mickey Cline, Edward Lester, Curt Blankenship, Colin Cline, Timer May, Paul Crawford, and Danny Hatfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 21, 2009

Lavonda Faye Carter, age 47 of Baisden, passed away at her residence, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. She was born March 27, 1962 to the late Charles Armel and Shelva (Ritchie) Cline in Man. Lavonda was a homemaker and of Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Kenny and Lura Cline and her maternal grandparents, Estel and Alcie Ritchie.

She is survived by her husband Ricky Carter; her brother, Drexel Cline of Baisden; her half sister, Tasha Bradford of Baisden; her special aunts and uncles, Causby and Troy Blankenship, Dessie M. and Judd Cline, Elva Emerson Thompson, all of Baisden; a special friend whom she considered her sister, Denise Reveal of Nitro; friends, Vona May and Renae Ellis of Baisden; her special cousin Carmella Porter of Verner; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Rosa Regular Baptist Church Thursday, Oct. 22 at 12 p.m. with Hobart Hamilton, Richard Staton, Ivan Blankenship, Gary Young, Eric Williamson, and Steve White officiating. Burial will follow in the Ricthie Cline Cemetery in Baisden. Benjie and Keith Cline, Scotty Sammons, Aaron Thompson, Jeremy May, Franklin Porter, Gordon Carter will serve as pallbearers with Herman Trent, Jerome Trent, and Chloe Burgess as honorary pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Baisden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

There is also a Baisden in Logan Co., WV,

http://mountsfuneralhome.com/obituary/jeffrey-carter

Jeffrey Carter, 44 of departed this life on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at CAMC—Memorial Division at Charleston, WV. Born on December 30, 1964 at Man, he was the son of the late Edward and Betty Blankenship Carter.

In addition to his parents and grandparents,  he was preceded in death by his sisters:  Rozella Carter, Genevieve Hatfield, Anna Mae Whited, and Susie Johnson. Jeffrey was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed hunting and 4-wheeling.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the UMWA,  and of the Church of God faith.

Those left to love and cherish his memory are:  his loving wife of 23 years, Melissa Justice Carter of Baisden, his beloved daughter, Farrah (Billy) Hunt of Delbarton; his precious granddaughter, Hayden Brooke Hunt (whom he loved and adored) of Delbarton; his brothers:  Randy (Marilyn) Carter of Virginia, Ted (Hallie) Carter of Baisden, Ricky Carter of Baisden, Gordon (Fern) Carter of Hampden, Ricky (Janet) Blankenship of Baisden, Denny Carter of Ohio, and Steve Carter of Whitman; his sisters: Mary Ann Carter and Betty Messer; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 28th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jonas Trent and the Rev. Arville Cline officiating. Burial will follow in the Glandon Cemetery at Baisden. He will be carried to his final resting place by family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Beech Creek, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - May 15, 2008

Goldie Blankenship, 84, of Beech Creek passed away Monday, May 14, 2008 at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center at Phelps, Ky. Goldie, a homemaker, was born March 16, 1924 at Meador. She is the daughter of the late William Green and Effie Kennedy Woolridge.

In addition to her parents, Goldie was preceded in death by brothers Harry, Robert and Clarence Woolridge.

Goldie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Wayne Blankenship of Beech Creek, sons; James Roger Lynch of Ohio, daughters; Leta Lynn Collins of Beech Creek, brothers; Donald Woolridge of Tenn., sisters; Laura Mahon of Cleveland, Ohio. She also is survived by four grandchildren; Dwayne Lynch, Misty Honaker, Kenneth D. Collins and Sarah Ball, seven great-grandchildren; Heather Lynch, Adriana P. Collins, Shaylee D. Collins, Nathaniel H. Honaker, Jordan B. Collins, Terrence L. Vance and Jaydin A. Ball.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Beech Creek Church of God with Pastor David Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will begin today at the church with a special service at 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made online at www.chambersfuneralservices.com Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc. of Matewan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Beech Creek, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 2, 2009

Patsy "Pat" Cisco, 65, of Beech Creek, died Monday Aug. 31, 2009, at the Logan Regional Medical Center. She was born March 15, 1944, in Hellier, Ky. to the late Johnny and Elizabeth Glossip Damron.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Lee Damron. She was a former LPN with the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson attended the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Carl D. Cisco; daughter, Carla (Dustin Lee) Blankenship of Red Jacket; brothers, William "Coke" Damron and Reese George Damron, both of Louisa, Ky., and Stanley "Sac Damron of Illinois; sisters, Mary Dean Adams and Brenda Adkins, both of Owingsville, Ky.; grandson, Jacob Riley Blankenship; special niece and caregiver, Nanc; and a host of other special nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday; Sept. 3 at the Devon Church of Christ, Beech Creek with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawson Cemetery, Right Hand Fork, Beech Creek Family & friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Blackberry City, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - August 30, 2008

Starling J. Layne Jr., 77, of Blackberry City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at his residence. Born May 13, 1931 at Thacker, he was a son of the late Starling Sr. and Enis Blankenship Layne.

In addition to his parents, Starling was preceded in death by his first wife Naomi and his second wife Eva; and a brother Jack Layne. Starling was retired from maintenance having worked at the ARH Hospital for 38 years. Starling was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include sons Jimmy (Maggie) Layne of Statesville, N.C., Gordon Layne of Blackberry City, Jody (Michelle) Layne of Indiana and Matthew ( Bridgette) Layne of Owenton, Ky.; grandchildren Hayden, Payton, Christopher, and Micheal Layne.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel of Matewan with the Rev. Ricky Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Blackberry City, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 12, 2008

Earlene R. Blankenship, 70, of Blackberry City, W.Va., departed this life on Dec. 10, 2008 at the South Williamson ARH Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. She was born on September 21, 1938, at Buchannon County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Earl Ramey and Mary Smith Ward, who survives her.

In addition to her father, Earlene is preceded in death by two husbands, Robert "Buddy" Hamilton; and Grant Blankenship; and two infant daughters.

In addition to being a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, and neighbor, Earlene was retired having worked for the Mingo County EOC; and the Mingo County Board of Education.

She leaves to honor her loving memory and mourn her passing son Robert Hamilton Jr. of Blackberry City, WV; daughter Leah (Randall) Lester of Sprigg, WV; sisters Jean Denny of King, NC; Louise Pope of Taylorville, WV; Special Aunt Maggie Smith; grand-children Ryan Hamilton; Adam Lester; and Kaycee Lester.

Honoring services will be conducted Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with the Revs. David Baisden and David Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2008, Delbarton, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 22, 2008

Reverend Lawrence Clark, 88, of Delbarton, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2008 at the Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born January 15, 1920 in Williamson, he was the son of the late John G. and Cynthia Parsley Clark.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Vesta Blankenship Clark, a son, Jerry Clark, brothers; Curtis, Sidney, and Marce Clark, and Arthur and Moses Damron., sisters; Juanita Justice, Opal Rogers and Kizzie Damron, along with three grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of the Airport Bottom Church where he served as pastor for many years. He was a carpenter by trade, having built several homes in the Delbarton area with his sons and was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II.

Survivors include his sons; David (Marilyn) Clark, of Vale, N.C., James Clark of Maiden, N.C., Hubert (Patty) Clark and John (Darlene) Clark of Delbarton and Calvin (Kathryn) Clark of Beech Creek, daughters; Bonnie Thomas of Garden City, Mich., Wanda (Herb) Varney of Delbarton, Frances (Howard) Justice of Sissonville, Glenetta Williams of St. Albans, daughters-in-laws; Joyce Clark and Pat Clark, brother; William H. (Frances) Clark of Lorraine, Ohio, sister; Lena Mae (Dennis) Fitch of Carlsbad, N.M., twenty eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel in Delbarton with the Rev. Dallas Rife, the Rev. Lowell Sparks and the Rev. Darius Casey officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Cemetery in Delbarton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Delbarton, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 27, 2008

Rush Floyd, 80, of Delbarton went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 24, 2008. Born April 15, 1928 at Lenore, he was the son of the late Henry and Carrie Sturgill Floyd.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Blackburn Floyd and Bill McGuire; sister Dora Gibson; sisters-in-law Sinda Ledson Floyd and Marie Floyd, and Mary Rose Floyd.

He is survived by brothers Theodore Floyd, with whom he made his home, and Donald Floyd of Robson; sisters Kathyrn Blankenship of Chester, Flora Thompson of Varney, Janice Canterbury of Wickliffe, Ohio and Lereta McNealy of Robson; many nieces and nephews who love him very much; a very special niece, Kay McMillian, who helped care for him. He will be missed by everyone. Rush (Junior) was a Korean War veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart.

There will be a private memorial service for immediate family only in the coming days

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Delbarton, Mingo, WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 3, 2008

Rylea Micah Hannah, 1 Delbarton, WV passed away unexpectedly Monday; December 1, 2008. She was born October 23, 2008 at South Williamson, KY. She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Robert Whitt.

Survivors, in addition to her Daddy and Mommy, include: Her Twin Brother: Christian Andrew Hannah of the hom; Paternal Grandparents: Earnest & Nellie Hannah of Delbarton, WV; Maternal Grandparents: Rose Whitt of Williamson, WV James & Victoria May of Turkey Creek, KY; Aunts & Uncles: Earnest & Regina Hannah, Carl & Jeanetta Beckett, James & Angel Hosley, Jennifer Whitt, Tiffany Whitt, & Deanna Blankenship; and Cousins: Kyra & Kirstin Hannah, Keyleigh Hannah, & Jamison Hosley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at the Bethel Temple Church at Nolan, WV, with Rev. Freddie Runyon officiating. Burial will follow in the Runyon Cemetery at Dan's Branch; Borderland, WV, with her Daddy and uncle serving as pall bearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Delbarton, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 8, 2009

Abraham Raburn Evans, 62, of Delbarton went home to be with the Lord Sunday April 5, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Huntington, WV. He was born Dec. 26, 1946 in Delbarton. The son of the late Parker and Meilssa Evans.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Matthew and Samuel Evans. Several brothers and sisters. Raburn was a member of the Reach Out Community Church and of the Holiness Faith.

He is survived by his wife Donna Marcum Evans; one daughter, Lori (Evans) Hatfield and husband Bert of Phelps, KY.; granddaughters-Heather and Natasha Evans, and Kiara Paige Mitchell; daughter-in-law Goldie Evans of Delbarton, WV.; sisters, Gaynell (David) Kirk, Nancy Blankenship and Francis (Albert) Murphy; brothers-in-laws Robert (Claudine) Marcum and Luther (Barbara) Marcum; sister-in-law, Joanne (Butch) Muncy and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Chafin Funeral Home Thursday morning April 9, 2009 at 11 am with Rev. Clifford Rawls officiating. Burial will follow in the Evans Cemetery at Delbarton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Delbarton, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - May 14, 2009

McKenna Wheeler, stillborn infant daughter of Matthew Wheeler and Rhoda Rayann Thacker passed away May 13, 2009 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born May 13, 2009.

She is survived by a sister, Madison Lashae Wheeler; grandparents Jim and Thelma Wheeler and Bridgette Blankenship and Ernest Wheeler.

Funeral services will be held at the Chafin Funeral Home Friday, May 15, 2009 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Glen Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery at Delbarton, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - January 26, 2008

Virginia "Hickie" Browning, 82, of Gilbert, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at her residence following a lingering illness. Born June 21, 1925 in Gilbert, she was the daughter of the Late William "Bill" and Josephine Trent Poe.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Mora Curtis Browning, five sisters; Dixie Cook, Alverta Browning, Florence Hatfield, Grace Johnson and Nellie Prater, and brother; Verner Poe. She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years Mora Lee Browning, daughter; Sue (Bob) Miller of Hinckley, Ohio, sons; Fred (Priscilla) Browning of Danville, Terry Lee (Wanda) Browning of Gilbert, Danny George (Sharon) Browning of Wharncliffe, David (Sharon) Browning of Ocala, Fla., Richard (Linda) Browning of Ocala, Fla., and Jay (Carol) Browning of Hampden, sisters; Kermit Hatfield, Ruby Nagy and Hattie Blankenship, brothers; Clarence Poe and Roger Poe, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday Jan. 28, 2008 at the Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert with Rev. Bill Cresong and Rev. Scottie Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the Daugherty and Browning Family Cemetery in North Springs. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 19, 2008

Marie Holbrook Cline, 86, of Gilbert, went up the heavenly staircase to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 15, 2008, from Crest View Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster, Ohio. Born March 4, 1922 at Salyersville Ky., she was a daughter of the late Albert and Ressie Arnett Holbrook.

Also preceding her in death was her loving husband, Bert Mason Cline; two sons, Donald and Danny Ross Cline; one granddaughter, Keisha Cline Hatfield; three brothers and three sisters. Marie was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Those left to love and cherish her memory include her daughter, Barbara (David) Ward of Gilbert; her two sons, Terry (Judy) Cline of Lancaster, and Doyle (Pinky) Cline of Varney; her two sisters, Opal Christine Jeffers of Dayton, Ohio, and Janet Holbrook of Salyersville; her grandchildren, Jeanette (Andy) Toler, Ashley Cline (fiancé Jeff Dotson), Trevor Cline, Lena (Barry) Shandor, Jason Cline, Tony Cline, Amanda Cline, Ashley Blankenship, and Charlene and Christina Ross; her great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Toler, Mason and Corey Cline, Peyton Blankenship, and Kierra and Michaela Shandor, and a host of family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Peggy Ryder and the Rev. Gary Keller officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Log Cemetery at Baisden. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 20, 2008

Richard Jennings Smith, 68, of Gilbert, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at his residence. Born December 27, 1939 in Ragland, he was the son of the late Harold and Girley Poffenbuger Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infants, Linwood and Nancy Rebecca Smith, brothers; Gary and Kenneth Smith. He was a retired coal miner from Last Chance Coal Company and a member of the Full Gospel Church of God at Baisden.

Survivors include his wife Betty L. Smith of Gilbert, sons; Richard (Rhonda) Smith of Hampden and Freeland (Sharon) Smith of Ocala, Fla., daughters; Rhonda (T Bug) Mounts, Melissa (Terry) New and Patty (Chad) Blankenship all of Baisden, grandchildren; Barry Mounts of Princeton, Kerry Mounts of Iraq, Lisa Mounts of Isaban, Terry New Jr., of Baisden, Richard Smith III of Hampden, Joshua New of Baisden, Sandra Smith of Hampden, McKenna Blankenship of Baisden and Cheyenne Smith of Ocala, Fla., great grandchildren; Haley and Summer Grace Compton of Isaban and Zachary Isaac Mounts of Princeton, brothers; Harold Lee Smith of Dandridge, Tenn., Billy (Louise) Smith of Oceana, James Ray (Mary Lou) Smith of Wharncliffe, sisters; Violet (Jim) Webb of Paintsville, Ky., Freda (Freddy) Cline of Baisden, Girley (Lindsey) Kennedy of Lexington, N.C., Ola (Gable) Roberts of Welch, Ilene (Gene) Martin of Morrisville, N.C., Bridgette (Bill) Hinkle of Delbarton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the Full Gospel Church of God at Baisden with the Rev. Jonas Trent and the Rev. Larmon Mounts officiating. Burial will follow in the May family Cemetery at Baisden. Family and friends will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddy Cline, Gabriel Roberts, Edward Lester, Colin Cline, Timer May, David & Ricky Blankenship, Crocket West, and Gene Mounts

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 28, 2008

Donald Dean, 69, of Gilbert, formerly of Sutton, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 7, 1938 in Gassaway, he was the son of the late Kessell (KI) and Geraldine Warner Dean.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas William Dean and Robert Lee Dean. He was a former dozer operator for Carl E. Smith and Associates and a member of several locals. He was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his friend and companion Lona Blankenship of Hampden; sons; Jimmy (Cindy) Dean of St. Albans, Donnie (Teresa) Dean of Columbia, S.C., Charles (Carla) Dean of Fort Campbell, Ky., grandchildren; Jennifer, Amanda, Emily, Kelsey and Kaleb, great grandson; Ayden, brothers; Kenny (Teri) Dean of Pleasant Hill Iowa, David (Georgia) Dean of Seaford, Delaware, sisters; Maxine (Larry) Hutchins of Apex, N.C., Patricia Ann (Rick) Baldwin of Jacksonville, N.C., and some very special people in his life; Vera Lynn Lester, Elfreda Barrett and Gary Wayne Blankenship all of Gilbert, Lavon Phillips of Tazewell, Va., along with 11 grand children and 4 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday March 30, 2008 at the Fairview United Methodist Church in Sutton. Burial will follow in the Chrisman Cemetery in Chapel. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Denver Stacy, Sr., of Gilbert, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 29, 2008 from CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV.,Born August 24, 1936, at Panther, WV, he was the son of the late Andy and Bertha (Harless) Stacy.

He was a charter member of the Isaban Baptist Church at Isaban, WV.  He accepted the Lord in November of 1949.  He remained a pillar of the church throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy & Bertha Stacy; his sisters:  Ruby (Oscar) Roberts and Clara Jean (Raymond) Birchfield; and his brother Clyde (LeeEtta) Stacy.

Survivors include his bride of 52 years, Phyllis (Lester) Stacy; his son Denver Dale Stacy II, his pride and joy; his daughter-in-love Lori Stacy, all of Gilbert; and his loving granddaughter Jenna Lynne, his little squirrel of Morgantown; one brother, Quincy (Fannie) Roberts; one sister, Gladys (Theodore) Blankenship; and a host of family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Denver was an encourager to young people and instilled to all of us to have a positive attitude. He attended Iaeger High School and McDowell County Vocational School where he excelled in Engineering.  He was in the coal mining business with his life-long friend, the late Charles Icenhour, with I & S Coal Company; Spring Branch Coal Company, and South Fork Resources.  He was involved in mining operations in West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky.  He also worked at River Ridge Coal Company and later retired from Pittston Coal Company.  He was also a great asset to his son’s many businesses.  He was an auxiliary member of the Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department and past member of the Gilbert Kiwanis Club.

Funeral services were  conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Jackie Lester and Mason Perry officiating.  Burial  followed at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby Heights, Pecks Mill. Pallbearers were:  Robert Trent, Joe Birchfield, Zimri Stokley, Steve Roberts, Brian Roberts, Jody Shannon, Donnie Ray Stacy,  Carl Waugh, and Charles Lee Icenhour. Honorary pallbearers included:  Raymond Cline, Winston Cline, Larry Icenhour, Amos Hatfield, James H. Harless, James E. Hatfield, Virgil Hatfield, Terry Sammons, Paul Pinson, Forney Shrewsbury, Timer May, Roger Damron, Ralph Trent, Charles (Spade) Sparks, Donald R. Hatfield, Tommy Lester, Lewis (Fred) Cook,  Don Arnold,  Eddie Chapman, Carlo Gentiletti, and Benny Lester.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - May 13, 2008

Mary Bailey, 63, of Gilbert, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born March 7, 1945, she was the daughter of the late James and Melissa Blankenship Cline

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Bailey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden Wednesday, May 14, 2008 with the Rev. Carl Wolford and the Rev. Jonas Trent officiating. Burial will follow in the Four Pole Cemetery at Mohawk.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Funeral

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - June 8, 2008

Franklin James Blankenship, of Gilbert, passed away June 4, 2008. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer, Hampden. Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Betty Lucille Scarberry 63 of Gilbert departed this life on Monday, June 23, 2008, at Logan Regional Hospital at Logan. Born on August 25, 1944, at Gilbert, she was the daughter of the late James and Elva (Ferguson) Harrison.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Howard Scarberry; and her sister, Trilba Perry. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Betty are:  her two sons:  James Scarberry (Donna Lilly) of Gilbert and Brian (Lottie) Scarberry of Newark OH; her daughter, Sherri (Freddie) Blankenship of Gilbert; her three granddaughters:  Emily Blankenship of Gilbert and Ashley and Kimberly Scarberry of Panther; her two brothers:  David (Charlotte) Harrison of Wharncliffe and Fred (Oma) Harrison of Brooksville FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.  Betty will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In honoring her wishes she was cremated.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Marvin Alfred “Marty” Hatfield, 52, of Gilbert, departed this life on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his residence. He was born on July 27, 1955 at Welch and was the son of Edna Jo (Blankenship) Hatfield and the late Marvin Hatfield. Marty was a graduate of Gilbert High School and a stone mason.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Marty are:  his two sons:  Marty Ray (Lara) Hatfield of Chapmanville and Adam Alex Hatfield of Gilbert; his mother, Edna Jo Hatfield of Gilbert; his two brothers:  Gary Glen (Cindy) Hatfield of Man and Billy Joe Hatfield of Gilbert; his nephew, Gary Hatfield, Jr., of Man; and his niece, Shanna Hatfield of Man; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 9th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Rawls, Rev. Diamond Carter, and the Rev. Lowell Smith officiating.  Burial followed in the Hatfield Family Cemetery at Gilbert Terrace, Hampden.  Pallbearers were:  Keith Blair, Ricky Toler, Norwood Harrison, Jr., Terry Joe Harrison, Greg Gravely, and Josh Duty.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Carl Philip Stapleton, 67, of Gilbert, departed this life on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston, WV. Born on August 8, 1941, at Raisell, he was the beloved son of the late Emery and Mabel Virginia (Buchanon) Stapleton.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents. Carl was a retired machinist with Piston Coal Company, and was currently employed with Wackenhut Security, a member of the United Mine Workers Association and the Upper Laurel Fire Department, and he was of the Church of God Faith.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Carl are:  his four brothers:  Charles Edward (Josephine) Stapleton of Taylor Michigan, Camel Jewel Stapleton of Clarksville, Tennessee, Colen (Anita) Stapleton of Beckley, and Wiley Kent (Audrey) Stapleton of Clarksville, Tennessee; his sister, Bobbie Jean (Dennis) Wilson of Beckley; his fiancé, Bonnie Lou Collins of Gilbert; his step children: Janet (Ricky) Blankenship of Gilbert, Charles (Donna) Dotson of Senoia, Georgia, Janice (Ricky) Toler of Gilbert, Rabon (Ann) Dotson of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, and Wanda (Danny) Walls of Davin; his two nieces; his six nephews; his nine step grandchildren; his five step great grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

A celebration of his life was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 13th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Stapleton officiating.  Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park at Beckley with a graveside service at 2:00 pm in the Mausoleum at the cemetery.  Pallbearers were:  Jamie Stapleton, Ricky Blankenship, Charles Dotson, Rabon Dotson, Danny Walls, and Jeremy Walls.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - December 20, 2008

Harriett Jean Wiley, 47, of Gilbert, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 18, 2008, from St. Mary's Medical Center at Huntington. Born on January 26, 1960, at Welch, she was the beloved daughter of Hattie (Poe) Blankenship and the late Harry Roy.

 In addition to her father she was preceded in death by: her maternal grandparents: William "Bill" and Josephine (Trent) Poe; her paternal grandparents; and one sister, Abby Dawn Poe. Harriett was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, mother-inlaw, sister, aunt, and friend.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Church of God, and a member of the Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Harriett are: her loving husband of 30 years, Timothy Lewis Wiley of Gilbert; her precious mother, Hattie (Poe) Blankenship of Gilbert; her two beloved daughters: Alesha (Stanley) Cook of Hanover and Misty (Leonard) Pack of Gilbert; her beloved son, Dennis (Alisha) Wiley of Wharton; her two darling granddaughters: Molly and Sara Cook of Hanover; her sister, Melissa Poe of Gilbert; her six brothers: Jimmy Poe and companion Gloria, William "Joe" Poe, Randy (Gloria) Poe, Lovell Keith Poe, all of Gilbert, Eddie Poe and companion Gay of Bruno, and Larry (Tammy) Poe of Dacula, GA; a very special and loving dog, Dakota; and a host of other dear family and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 22nd at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Diamond Carter, Rev. Bill Cresong, and the Rev. Roscoe May officiating. Burial will follow at the Hollywood Cemetery at Gilbert. She will be carried to her final resting place by members of the Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Stafford Emergency Medical Services (E.M. S.).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - June 16, 2009

Guy Hatfield, of Gilbert, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Logan Regional Medical Center. He was born October 2, 19 flat Gilbert, W.Va., to the late Adam and Katherine Hatfield.

Guy was a retired coal miner and a member of the Baptist faith. He was married to the late Myrtle Grimmett) Hatfield. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy, Joda, Bailey, and Leonard Hatfield and sisters Mary and Ida Hatfield.

Those surviving Guy are three daughters, Virginia Blankenship , Norma Trent and Shirley Bonham, all of Hampden, W.Va.; three sons, Guy Hatfield Jr., and Adam Hatfield of Hampden W.Va., and Dallas (Teresa) Hatfield of Baisden, W.Va.; granddaughters Melissa Jeff) Simpson of Trinity, N.C., and Catherine Hatfield of Gilbert, W.Va.; grandsons Woody (Krystal) Trent of South Charleston, W.Va., and Dallas Hatfield of Gilbert, W.Va.; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Simpson and Rebekah Simpson of Trinity, NC.

Funeral services will be at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, at Gilbert, W.Va., Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 1 p.m. with ministers Rev. Diamond Carter and Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hafield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, Hampden, W.Va., with Dallas Hatfield and other family and friends serving as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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William "Bill" Vinson, 81 of Gilbert, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan. He was born Nov. 3, 1928 in Sarah Ann, to the late Douglas and Dora Spears Vinson. He was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War, and of the Church of God faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William "Chuck" Vinson, his brothers, Garland, Cecil, Johnny, Ezra, and Garnet Vinson, and his sister, Rella Clark.

He is survived by his loving wife, Norma "Mickey" Blackburn Vinson of Gilbert, his son Randall (Dorene) Vinson of Wayside, his daughters Eva Gail (Jackie) Blankenship of Baisden and Tammy (Larry) Thomas of Baisden, his step-son Jamie (Marlene) Matney of War Eagle, three brothers: Doug (Kathryn) Vinson of Hanover, Estil (Delores) Vinson of Varney, and Asa Vinson of Varney; five sisters: Mable (Leroy) Camp of California, Mary (Jimmy) Scites of Dumfries, Va., Delcia Christian of Richmond, Va., Lydia (Andrew) McKenzie of Whitman, and Aline Scites of Rineyville, Ky.; grandchildren: Kevin and Wesley Blankenship, Tiffany, Brandon, and Verlin Ray Vinson, Larry II and Justin Thomas, Mary Ann Jordan, and Brandy and Jeremy Huff; great-grandchildren: Destiny Blankenship, Jayden Cline, Noah Jordan, and Raggaean Carter; and special friends: Jeff Cline, "Big" Jim Hatfield, Sheriff Lonnie Hannah, Jerry Lyall, Sen. Truman Chafin, Del. Harry Keith White, Elliot Maynard, Judge Mike Thornsbury, Eddie Hilbert, and many, many others as well as a host of other dear family and friends.

Friends may call at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden Monday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Denny May and Rev. Diamond Carter officiating.  Burial will follow at Justice Memorial Gardens in Justice. Military grave side services will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 141 of Belfry, Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Johnny Owens will be an honorary pallbearer.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2009, Gilbert, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Bertha M. (Bowens) Dean, 63 of Riverview "Slabtown" section of Gilbert, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to join her loved ones waiting for her in heaven, on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Born at Man on June 11, 1946, she was the daughter of the late William and Hester (Blankenship) Bowens.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry Dean and one brother, Walter Bowens. Bertha was a loving mother, grandmother, fiancée, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a homemaker, a born again Christian, and a member of the Riverview Freewill Baptist Church.  She had a golden heart and a loving smile for everyone.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish her memory are:  her loving son, William Michael Dean of Riverview; her precious grandson, Jerrod Dean of Gilbert; her sister, Virginia (Eugene) Adams of North Carolina; her fiancé, Bennett Morgan of Riverview; a very special niece, Ann (Terry) Nagy of Rock Creek; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 14th at the Riverview Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Browning and the Rev. Tilly Walls officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollywood Cemetery at Gilbert. She will be carried to her final resting place by family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Gilbert Creek, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - September 25, 2009

Walter Lee Salmons, Jr., the precious son of Ollie Marie Salmons and Christopher Dwayne New, both of Gilbert Creek, entered the gates of heaven Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from his home surrounded by his family at the age of four months and 10 days. Born May 12, 2009, at Logan Regional Medical Center, his brief life brought great joy to his family and touched many lives.

Baby Lee was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Vicie Salmons; maternal great-grandfather, Edward Sampson Lambert, and his paternal great-grandfathers, Frankie New and Clark Blankenship. Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include his maternal grandparents, Walter Lee and Jenny Salmons of Gilbert Creek; paternal grandparents, Tommy and Sherry Kenneda of Amherstdale; great-grandmother, Ollie Lambert of Davin; aunts and uncles, Cole, Hope, and Candy Salmons and Laura Lester all of Gilbert Creek, Frankie New, Carolyn Preece, Kenneth Preece, Kayla Kenneda, Tyler Kenneda and Dalton Preece, all of Amherstdale; godmothers, Valerie Lester and Amber Jude, both of Gilbert Creek; godfather, Donald "Duck" Davis of Gilbert Creek, and other family members and friends.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 25, at the Church of God at Gilbert Creek with the Rev. John Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Salmons and Lester Cemetery at Gilbert Creek. Pallbearers will be Justin Salmons, Clifton Salmons, Robbie Kenneda, Frankie New, Jesse Grimmett, and Keith Mitchell.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Hampden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - March 26, 2008

Ocie Mae Blankenship, 87, of Hampden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, March 24, 2008, from her residence. Born July 27, 1920, at Matewan, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Viola Dean Damron.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Kenneth Blankenship; three brothers, Dorsel, Edward and Howard Damron; an infant son; one great granddaughter, Angel Nicole Nickles, and one great-grandson, Carlos Dwayne Mounts. One of the many occupations that Ocie had performed was a home health caregiver, she loved helping and caring for others. Ocie was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Those left to love and cherish her memory include two daughters, Louella (Charles) Hall of London, Ohio, and Marcella Smith of Hampden; five grandsons, James (Regina) Nickles of Justice, William Mounts of Taylorsville, Kenneth (Stella) Mitchell of Gilbert, Michael D. (Dani) Hall of Erlanger, Ky., and Charles (Wendy) Hall of London; granddaughter, Danna Jo Smith of Milton; eight great-grandchildren, Kenny Lee Mounts, Hunter Nickles, Cheyenne and Chavez Strickland, Dakota Mitchell, Josiah Lester, Helena M. Hall and Charles Hall IV, and a host of family and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Endicott officiating. Burial will follow in the Justice Memorial Gardens at Justice. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Blankenship, Tom and Larry Damron, Paul Rings and Charles Hall. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Horsepen, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Rev. Earl E. Ferguson, 77 of Horsepen, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, from Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born on June 7, 1932, in Mingo County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Stella Smith Ferguson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers:  Garland, Kenner, Junior, Ray, Hayes, and William Ferguson. Earl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church and he pastured many other churches. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to love and cherish his memory are: his loving wife, Mary Belcher Ferguson of Horsepen; his beloved children: Rev. Earl David (Brenda) Ferguson of Varney, Dreama (Doug) Hatfield, Jimmy (Vicki) Ferguson, Donald (Sharon) Ferguson, Ronnie (Melanie) Ferguson, Larry Ferguson, and Teresa Ferguson, all of Gilbert; his six precious grandchildren: David Jr., Gabriel, and Daniel Ferguson, Stephanie Cline, Douglas Dewayne Hatfield, and Tiffany Paynter; his five wonderful great grandchildren:  Molli and Ashton Ferguson, Hunter Cline, Payton Cline, and Haleigh Hatfield; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Friends may gather with the family at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer at Hampden Sunday, Nov. 22 after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 23 at the Church with the Rev. Denny May, Rev. James Ellis, and the Rev. Diamond Carter officiating. Military grave rite services will be performed by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #141 of Belfry, Ky. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Family Cemetery at Gilbert Terrace, Hampden. He will be carried to his final resting place by:  David Jr., Gabriel, and Daniel Ferguson, Douglas D. Hatfield, Michael Cline, Homer Blankenship, Jr., and Audie Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers are:  Robert Perry, Raymond Grimmett, Frenchie Duty, Diamond Carter, Lowell Smith, Garfield Hatfield, Calvin Wiley, Elmer and Bill Ferguson, and Homer Blankenship.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2009, Hampden, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Nora May “Penny” Hatfield, 74 of Hampden, departed this life on Friday, December 4th, 2009, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born at Varney on March 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Burgess and Mary Tiller Brewer.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Hayes Hatfield; one brother, Chief Brewer; and one sister, Mary Ellen “Sissy” Shultz. Penny was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a homemaker and of the Old Regular Baptist Faith.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish her memory are:  her two sons:  J B Hatfield of Gilbert and Okey Hatfield of Forest Hill, KY; her two daughters:  Tomalene Green of Greenville, Michigan and Jackie Hatfield of North Spring; her eight grandchildren:  Brittany Tanelle and Jeremia Hayes Hatfield both of Gilbert, Jennifer Blankenship of Man, Regina Hatfield of Hanover, Toni Fay McCoy of Hanover, Donovan Hatfield of Hanover, Penny Morgan of Ohio, and James Biddel of Ohio; her many great grandchildren, her two brothers:  Jack (Wanda) Brewer and Jesse Brewer both of Georgia; her three sisters:  Rita Joe (Daniel) Thomson, Linda (Tom) Daniels, and Deloris (David) Hatfield; her sister-in-law, Josephine Brewer of Pigeon Creek; her niece, Connie Starr of Pigeon Creek; her special friends:  Connie Hatfield, Ricky Toler, Sue Glandan, Iva Hatfield, David and Carol Hatfield, and Bertha Lester; a personal and close friend, artist Michael Combs; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Diamond Carter, Elder Paul McClanahan and Elder Frank Newsome (both of Virginia) officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights at Hampden. She will be carried to her final resting place by her family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are:  Ricky Toler, Rodney Adkins, Mike Adkins, and Terry Samons.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Justice, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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James Justice 67 of Justice went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, June 22, 2008, from his residence. Born on May 22, 1941, at Justice, he was the son of Drew Justice and the late Marie Toler Justice.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by one brother, Benny Justice, and one sister, Christine Blankenship. James was a retired coal truck driver and a member of the Justice Tabernacle and Hanover House of Faith.  His favorite things to do were attending church and spending time with his family.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of James are:  his loving wife, Ernestine Justice of Justice; his three daughters:  Tena Abbott of Oceana, Wanda Justice of Justice, and Jeannie (Jerry) Clay of Cyclone; his step daughter, Betty (Jamie) Cline of Justice; his two step sons:  Glenn Rasnick of Browning Fork and Jerry Rasnick of Justice; his four grandchildren; his four step grandchildren; his three great grandchildren; his two brothers:  Kenneth (Zelda) and Freddy Justice both of Justice, his four sisters:  Joyce (Barry) Browning of Wharncliffe, Sereta (Randy) Harvey of Justice, Darlene (Mike) Toler of Cleveland OH, and Karen (Michael) Hall of Justice; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 26th at the Justice Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Randall Staten and the Rev. Larry Lester officiating.  Burial followed in the Justice Memorial Gardens at Justice. Pallbearers were:  Glenn and Jerry Rasnick, Brandon and Jamie Cline, Rustin Christian, Bobby Allen, and Jerry Clay.  Honorary pallbearers were:  Kenneth and Freddy Justice, Darrell Stafford, and Dewayne Walls.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Justice, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Ranice Dale Cline, 55, of Justice, departed this life on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.

Born on September 20, 1953, at Justice, he was the beloved son of the late Albert P. and Mary H. (Browning) Cline.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by:  four sisters:  Mary Spratt, Janice Toler, Helen Cline, and Corine Cline; and three brothers:  Konnie, Wonnie, and Winston Cline. Ranice was disabled and of the Pentecostal faith.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Ranice are:  his three brothers:  Tommy (Geneva) Cline of Verner, David (Shirley) Cline of Bluefield, and Albert (Brenda) Cline, Jr., of Amherstdale; his three sisters:  Josephine (Ronnie) Blankenship of High Point NC, Zelda (Kennis) Justice of Justice, and Crystal Shannon of Bluefield; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 17th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Cresong officiating.  Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery at Justice.  Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Justice, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary,

Irene Endicott, 86, of Justice, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her loved ones waiting for her in heaven Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, from her son’s residence. Born Jan. 20, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Henry Melvin and Minnie Wilson Fletcher. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clinton “Chicken” Endicott and her son, Conrad C. “Connie” Endicott.

Irene was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved fishing, quilting, knitting, needle point, sewing, painting, cooking, being with her children, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, and her church family. She opened her home and heart to everyone. She always made you feel welcomed and right at home.  She was a retired school teacher with the Wyoming County Board of Education and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church at Justice. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to love and cherish her memory are  her son, Melvin “Butch” (Kathy) Endicott of Hanover; her two daughters; Teresa (Dottie Joe) Justice of Justice and Brenda (Sam) Driggers of Astor. Fla.; her three wonderful grandsons,  Shaye (Brandy) Justice of Justice, Jody (Dawn) Shannon of Gilbert, and Trampas (Paula) Shannon of Hanover; her three wonderful granddaughters, Johnna (Anthony) Cline of Gilbert, Tammi (Mark) Frederick of Charleston, and Scarlett (Jake) Tolley of Justice; her four precious great-grandsons, Caleb Cline, Tanner Shannon, Logan Shannon, and Hunter Blankenship; her four precious great-granddaughters, Autumn Cline, Liberty Justice, Alyssa Blankenship, and Paisley Shannon; her brother, Jimmie B. Fletcher of Justice; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Justice with the Rev. Jim Nagy, Rev. Jackie Lester, and Brother Timer May officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Family Cemetery, Justice. She will be carried to her final resting place by family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the church.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lenore, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

The Logan Banner, (WV) - January 25, 2008

Oscar Thomas "Tom" King, 73, of Lenore, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born December 17, 1934, at Straight Fork, Ky., he was a son of the late Otto and Mabel Williams King.

Also preceding him in death was a sister, Ruth Moore, and a brother, James King. Tom was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy Blankenship King; daughters, Sherry (Johnny) Marcais of Chicago, Ill., Pam (Marty) Pearson of Dyersburg, Tenn., Mary (Bruce) Marcum and Bertha King, both of Lenore, and Rebecca King of Cholera Ala.; sons, Ed (Rita) King of Lenore, Michael (Kim) King and Robert King, both of Cholera, Ala. and Otto King of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; sisters, Emma Noble, Mossie Mills and Lily Gray, all of Flat Lick, Ky., Erma Chavis of Corbin, Ky., Sherry Mills of Barbourville, Ky., and Elsie Pauley and Margaret Keene, both of Russell Springs, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a host of nieces and nephews, and special friends, Elvis and Angie Browning of Holden, and John B. Marcum and Arnold Hensley, both of Lenore.

Graveside services will be held at the King Cemetery at Flat Lick on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at 1 p.m. Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton is in charge of all arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lenore, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Johnny (Bob) Blankenship, 65 of Lenore, passed away Dec. 2, 2009 at the Charleston Area Medical Center. He was born Oct. 15, 1944 at Holden, the son of the late Ed and Ellen Estep Blankenship. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn and brother, Larry.

He is survived by two sons: John (Patricia) Blankenship of Williamson and Jason (Jessica) Blankenship of Lenore; daughters: June Ward of Warfield, Ky. and Malissa Blankenship of Hawaii. He is also survived by three brothers: Wallace (Elsie) Blankenship, Matthew Blankenship, both of Kingston, Ill., and Bill (Teresa) Blankenship of Lenore; four sisters: Dorothy King of Lenore, Mary (Bo) Christian of Delbarton, Brenda Sue (Tommy) Curry of Chapmanville, and Stepane Hammons of Texas; and grandchildren: Jasmine, Christinia, and Jason Thomas II.

Funeral services will be held at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel Friday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Cebern Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Vance Cemetery at Holden. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

2008, Matewan, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 10, 2008

John "John John" Blankenship, 43, of North Matewan, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born June 14, 1964 in Williamson, he was the son of the late Julius and Thelma Delorse Blankenship.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Blankenship and a sister, Mary Kay Frushour. John was a security guard.

Survivors include his spouse, Della Rose Blankenship of Red Jacket; his sons, Eric J. Jordan, John F. Blankenship, and Houston L. Blankenship all of Red Jacket; daughter, Ashley H. Blankenship of Red Jacket; brothers, Jim J. Blankenship of Statesville, N.C., Randy Sullivan of Sprigg, and Luther Evans of Hamptonville, N.C.; and sisters, Jerinel Taylor of Lynn, and Debra Stiltner of Hamptonville, N.C.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008 at the Full Gospel Church at Hatfield Bottom with Rev. Fred Taylor and others officiating. Burial will follow at the Ellison Hatfield Cemetery at Newtown. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Merrimac, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - June 9, 2009

Ralph Blankenship, age 53, of Merrimac, W.Va., departed this life on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the Williamson Memorial Hospital at Williamson, W.Va. He was born on October 22, 1956, at Williamson, W.Va., a son of the late Buster and Vonda Cooke Blankenship .

In addition to his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by an infant brother, Chet Blankenship and sister Tammy Stanley. In addition to being a loving husband, brother, uncle, friend, and neighbor, Ralph was a coal miner.

He leaves to honor his loving memory, and mourn his passing, his loving wife Bessie Sue Hunt Blankenship of Merrimac, W.Va.; sister Deloris Moore of Taylorville, W.Va.; nieces and nephews Buster "Fred" (Lucinda) Mays of Merrimac, W.Va.; Tonya Moore of Taylorville, W.Va.; Rick Moore of Taylorville, W.Va.; great niece and nephew Kearstin and Cameron.

Honoring services will be conducted Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. David Smith, pastor of the Matewan Church of God; and Bro. Jim Ed Whitt officiating. Burial will follow at the Merrimac Cemetery at Merrimac, W.Va.. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Newtown, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - March 20, 2008

Augusta Joanne Hinkle Pope, 51, of Newtown, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital of South Williamson, Ky. Born July 24, 1956 in Williamson, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Edith Kinder Hinkle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Wanda Dunbar and Margaret Hinkle. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her companion of 17 years Raymond May of Newtown, son; Thomas Andrew Pope of Newtown, brothers; Sammy Hinkle of Hickory, N.C., Arthur Hinkle of Dunlow, sisters; Mary Cantrell Steele of Newtown, Brenda Mudd of Ben Creek, Louise Blankenship of Red Jacket. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday, March 21, 2008 at the Newtown Pentecostal Church at Newtown with the Rev. Randy Casey and the Rev. Darius Casey Officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellison Hatfield Cemetery at Newtown. Pallbearers will be Curtis Looney, Harold "Bear" Cantrell, Lee Roy Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Eric Blankenship and Andy "Babo" Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Rawl, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 16, 2008

Billy W. "Bill Bob" Wright, 59, of Rawl passed away Monday, July 14, 2008 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born June 1, 1949 at Oakwood, Va., he was the son of the late Noah Graham Wright and Margie Vandyke Wright.

In addition to his father Billy was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Wright He was veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force, and he was of the Baptist faith. Bill Bob was a local musician who was well-known for his banjo playing.

Survivors include mother Margie Wright of Welch; wife Marsha Hardin Wright of Rawl; sons Billy (Rosa) Wright Jr. of Williamson and James Sipple of Williamson; daughters Tracy (Dawayne) Meadows of Rawl, Alexia Wright of the home, Madison Wright of the home, Crystal (Thomas) Young of Varney, and Jessica Sipple of Williamson; brother Noah Gene Wright of North Carolina; sisters Sue Blankenship of Phelps, Ky., Darlene Lambert of Matewan, and Gail (Billy) Eldridge of Welch; 15 grandchildren; one great grandchild; a good friend and the mother of his two oldest children, Janet (Wright) Cook of Rawl, and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky. with the Rev. Chris Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Varney Cemetery at Lynn. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Red Jacket, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 17, 2008

Marie Gillespie Daniels, 83, of Red Jacket, formerly of Delorme, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, departed this life and entered into heavenly rest on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. at the South Williamson ARH Hospital at South Williamson, Ky. Born June, 17, 1925 at Allen, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John Gillespie and the late Rosie Kidd Justice.

In addition to her parents Marie was preceded in death by husband Macie "Mackado" Daniels; daughter Sadie Dotson; son Eugene Daniels; grandsons David Lee Daniels and Brian Blankenship; granddaughters Anna Marie Dotson, Marcella Daniels, Virginia Daniels and Oma Marie Daniels; two sisters and two brothers. Marie was a homemaker

She is survived by sons Truson (Mary) Daniels of Freeburn, Ky., William "Buddy" (Iris) Daniels of Thacker, Clyde Daniels of Phelps, Ky., Richard (Phyllis) Daniels of Homossasa, Fla., Tivis Lee (Judy Kay) Daniels of Thacker, Kenneth "Little Red" Daniels of Red Jacket, Carl Joe (Donetta) Daniels of Majestic, Ky. and Micheal Daniels of Stanton, Ky.; daughters Bessie (the late Ronnie) Blankenship of Johnson Bottom, Ky., Lucille (Johnny) Wolford of Phelps, Ky., Connie (Jerry) Mullins of Williamson, Betty Jo (Bernie) Snodgrass of Blackberry City, Lena (the late Gary) Potter of Ohio and Loretta (Glen) Wolford of Red Jacket; brother Ed Gillespie; sisters Goldie Mayhorn, Virginia Akers and Bonnie Mann; 26 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday July 18, 2008 at the Church of God in Jesus Name at Thacker with the Revs. Delmer Akers and Leslie Dwayne Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Cemetery at Thacker. Sons, grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Red Jacket, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 9, 2009

Jesse Evans, age 72, of Red Jacket, W.Va., passed away Tuesday July 07, 2009, at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. Jesse was born May 7, 1937, at Lobata, W.Va., a son of the late Orville Evans and Hattie Spradlin Evans.

 Jesse was retired having worked for Akers Supply Company of North Matewan, W.Va., in addition to being employed by Akers Supply, Jesse was a US Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam era.

In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by wife Marianne Schweiger Evans and sister Estal Evans.

Those surviving Jesse include his daughter Christa Ilsa Baker of Batvia, Ohio; sisters Ruby Blankenship of Rawl, W.Va., Faye Glenna Evans of Williamson, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Samuel Eric Cox and Joseph Raymond Cox; and five great grandchildren. Jesse is also survived by his aunt Beulah Justice of Portsmouth, Ohio; Special Niece and Caregiver Linda Gillman of Red Jacket, W.Va: and a host of nieces and nephews.

Honoring Services will be conducted at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel Friday July 12, 2009 at 12 m., with Bro Lester Tibbs officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, W.Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. DAV grave side rites will be performed by Belfry Chapter #141.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Sprattsville, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 25, 2008

Viola Mae Hamrick, 93, of Sprattsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at her residence. Hamrick was born June 21, 1915 at Snake Run in Greenbrier County, W.Va., to the late Sameul and Elvira (Lusher) Forren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayes Hamrick, and one son, Larry Hamrick. She was a member of the Justice Methodist Church for 57 years. She was in the graduating class of 1932 from Alderson High School. She, her husband and their son Layton were owners and operators of Hamrick Equipment from 1972-1988. She took pride in being a homemaker and caregiver who touched many lives with her love and compassion. Her heart and kitchen were never closed to a friend or stranger. She cared for generations of children in the family and the community.

Hamrick was survived by her children Layton Hamrick of Sprattsville, W.Va., Terry (Merlene) Hamrick of Justice, W.Va., Patricia (Bill) Goad of Barboursville, W.Va., and Anita Merritt of Sprattsville, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Judy Hamrick of Williamson, W.Va.; a grandson, Todd (Rhonda) Hamrick of Sprattsville, W.Va.; one sister, Garnet Simmons of Mullens, W.Va., 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Also surviving are a host of friends including her special neighbor Tina Cline, her paston Ralph Reedy and his wife Doris, and many nieces and nephews. Thanks to the special care given by her daughter, Anita, and the help of other famil members including her granddaughters, Katrina Blankenship and Lara Fox, she was able to remain at home for the last years of her life.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Sprigg, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - September 14, 2008

Tammy Blankenship Stanley, 44, of Sprigg, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at Sprigg. Born June 14, 1964 in Williamson, she was a daughter of the late Buster and Vonda Cook Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Chester Blankenship. Tammy was a homemaker.

She is survived by son Buster (Lucinda) Mays of Merrimac; brother Ralph (Bessie) Blankenship of Merrimac; sister Deloris Moore of Taylorville; niece and nephew Tonya and Ricky Moore.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel of Matewan with the Revs. Jim Ed Whitt and Dave Stratton officiating. Burial will follow in the Merrimac Cemetery of Merrimac. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Taylorville, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Deloris Kay Moore, 56, of Taylorville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 12, 1953, in Williamson, the daughter of the late Buster and Vonda Cook Blankenship.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Moore; two brothers, Ralph and Chester Dean Blankenship; a sister, Tammy Stanley; and special friends, Robert Bob and Everett Hammond. She was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, Hatfield Bottom.

Survivors include her son, Ricky Moore, and daughter, Tonya Moore, both of Taylorville; a  nephew, Busters Mays of Merrimac; and one grandson, Zachary Moore.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, Hatfield Bottom, with Dave Stratton and Ronnie Pruitt officiating. 

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Vulcan, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - October 20, 2009

Hursel Edwards Hursel "Bim" Edwards, 55, of Vulcan, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at his residence. He was born Jan. 19, 1954, in Mingo County to the late Hursel and Emmogean Ball Edwards In addition to his parents, Hursel is preceded in death by brothers, Eddie and Richard Edwards. Hursel was a retired coal miner having worked for Chisholm Coal Company and a member of the Local 1511 of the UMWA District 17.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Blankenship Edwards; daughters, Heather Mullins and Tara (Nick) Hurley, both of Vulcan; brother, Paul (Vicki) Edwards of Phelps, Ky.; sisters, Barbara (Jimmy) Bowling of Free burn, Ky., and Margaret (Donald) Stevens of Vulcan; and four grandchildren, Dylan Mullins, Mason Skeens, Phillip Hurley, and Kayla Hurley

A Private memorial service will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Wharncliffe, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

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Freeland Gibson, 90 of Wharncliffe, departed this life on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his residence. Born on March 10th 1919, at Glen Alum, he was the son of the late Bee and Bertha Sipples Gibson.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by:  his loving wife, Ruth Cantrell Gibson; four sons:  Layton, Clark, Willie, and William Gibson; four brothers:  Clarence, Don, Gene, and Lacy Gibson; six sisters, Norma Bussey, Ellen Blankenship, Icie Hatfield, Ethel Cantrell, Jennie Browning, and Mazie Browning. Freeland was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  He was a retired coal miner and of the Protestant faith.

Those left to love and cherish his memory are:  his four sons:  Alfred (Diana) Gibson, Robert (Thelma) Gibson, and Carl Dean (Shenna) Gibson, all of Wharncliffe, and John (Alma) Gibson of Belfry, Ohio; his daughter, Joyce (Roy) Browning of Wharncliffe, his sister, Nell Browning of Pigeon Creek; his 30 grandchildren; his numerous great grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 28th at the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Denny May and the Rev. Danny Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Gibson Cemetery at the Glen Alum section of Wharncliffe. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Duncan Fork, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - July 13, 2008

Priscilla Sue Ooten, 64, of Duncan Fork, passed away Friday, July 11, 2008 at her home. She was born June 25, 1944 in Logan County, the daughter of the late James and Lena Blankenship Thompson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Kendal Ray Thompson and sister Mary Fierson. She was a longstanding member of the Duncan Fork House of Prayer. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

 Her survivors include her loving husband of 46 years, Floyd Ooten, and her eight children; Floyd (Debbie) Ooten of Mud Fork, Lloyd Ooten of Belo, Sheila (Jerry) Sammons of Gillette, Leonard Ooten of Duncan Fork, Sharon (Rick) Asebes of Duncan Fork, Theresa (Louie) Hensley of Mud Fork, Darrell Ooten and Brian Ooten, both of Duncan Fork; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; four brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at the Duncan Fork House of Prayer Monday, July 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Ooten officiating. Burial will follow in the Ooten Family Cemetery at Duncan Fork. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 6, 2008

Donald Edward Hatfield, 69, of Williamson, died on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Born July 12, 1938, at Matewan, he was the son of the late Valentine Hatfield and Ethel Scott Hatfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brother, Ernest Hatfield and V. T. Hatfield; five sisters, Gladys Hardin, Eunice Scott, Inis Hatfield, Mary Ellen "Pete" Anderson and Ivaleen Thomas.

Don was a retired salesman with Moore Auto Group. He was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. He greatly enjoyed the game of Bingo and he was an avid player. Don was devoted to his family and his love for each of them was returned to him in the care, comfort and attention they gave to him during the past several months as his health failed. He was deeply proud of his children and his grandchildren and he enjoyed a special relation- ship with each of them.

Don is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Sherry Aliff Hatfield, one son, Eddie (Tammy) Hatfield, Williamson, two daughters, Kim Ryan, Williamson, Jeani (Ted) Ball, Turkey Creek, Ky., six grandchildren, Tara (Jack) Hatfield, Sarah Birchfield, Megan Birchfield, Erika (Tony) Fields, Lakenheath, England, Kaitlin (Tom) Varney, Kristofer Hatfield; five great grandchildren, Isaiah Birchfield, Kaeden Birchfield, Jake Varney, Ryan Chase Varney and Adelyn Rojas. Also surviving are one brother, James "Cappy" Hatfield, Huntington, sisters; Georgia Blankenship, Berlin Heights, Ohio, Mary Chapman, Pence Springs, and Linda Workman, Berlin Heights, Ohio.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at 1p.m. at the mortuary. Minister Ferd Gavina and Ronnie Ferrell will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in West Williamson. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Hatfield family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News, 4/21/2009

Mary Susan Blankenship age 58, of Glen Allen, Va., formerly of Sprigg, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday April 15, 2009, at Glen Allem, Va. Born on April 18, 1950, in Wray Colorado, Mary was the daughter of the late Edward G. Gant and Viola Gant. In addtion to her parents Mary is preceded in death by many loyal and loving pets whom she cared for as her children, Flower; Her little Prince; Peanut; Blackie; Black Jack; Sawyer; Trixie; Fritz; and Sam to name a few and many others. In addition to being a loving mother to her children and the animals in which she held so very close, Mary was a caring sister; friend; and niehgbor. Mary was a homemaker and also worked to rescue animals in need, her concern for the well being of animals was an amazing attribute.

She leaves to honor her loving memory and mourn her passing her son John (Heather) Blankenship of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter Jennifer (Keith) Gibson of Sprigg, W.Va.; sisters Linda Bearly of California and Margret (Preston) Martin of Washington, DC. Mary is also survived by her precious dog, Samantha whom she loved dearly. Mary will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held in Marys honor on Wednesday April 22, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., with Bro. Virgil Hamilton residing. Honoring the request of Mary, she will be cremated.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mingo Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Retha C.       82, 20Jun1925 - 07Apr2008,           Baisden, Mingo, WV,               WV/NC-232-80-3325

Blankenship, Columbus    86, 26Jul1922 - 13Feb2009,            Delbarton, Mingo, WV,                   WV-235-26-3286             

Blankenship, Patricia A.    69, 11Dec1938 - 01Nov2008,          Edgarton, Mingo, WV,                    WV-233-62-6509             

Blankenship, Frank J.        32, 17Jun1975 - 05Jun2008,            Gilbert, Mingo, WV,                WV/NC-232-27-7179

Blankenship, Ocie M.        87, 27Jul1920 - 24Mar2008,            Gilbert, Mingo, WV,                       OH-282-30-3561

Blankenship, Johnny         65, 15Oct1944 - 02Dec2009,           Lenore, Mingo, WV,                       WV-234-72-8712             

Blankenship, Earlene R.    70, 21Sep1938 - 10Dec2008,           Matewan, Mingo, WV,             WV/NC-232-56-7541

Blankenship, John F.         43, 14Jun1964 - 08Apr2008,           North Matewan, Mingo, WV,               WV-234-15-6625             

Blankenship, Goldie          84, 16Mar1924 - 14May2008,         Meador, Mingo, WV,                      NJ-136-22-9703

Blankenship, Dallas R.      47, 23Feb1961 - 12Jan2009,            Newtown, Mingo, WV,                   WV-234-06-4585

Blankenship, Guy A          73, 10Jun1934 - 19May2008,          Union, Monroe, WV,                       WV-236-54-0329             

Blankenship, Ralph           52, 12Oct1956 - 07Jun2009,            Williamson, Mingo, WV,        WV/NC-232-88-2821

 

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+2008, Ballard, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

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Phyllis Mae Blankenship, 64 of Ballard, West Virginia, formerly of Narrows went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. She was born in Giles County on June 1st, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Jessie Davis and Lillie Mae Clark Blankenship.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Eugene Blankenship; a grandson, Zachary Blankenship; and a brother, Michael Blankenship. She was a faithful member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church in Narrows, and was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by two sons, Rocky Allen Blankenship of Pembroke, and Terry "Buck" Blankenship and wife Tammy of Ballard; three grandchildren, Holly Blankenship, Hunter Blankenship and Garrett Blankenship; five brothers, Claude Blankenship of Pearisburg, Curtis Blankenship of Princeton, Dewey Blankenship and wife Barbara of Narrows, Wayne Blankenship of Pipestem, West Virginia, Roger Blankenship and wife Loretta of Pearisburg; two sisters, Debbie Webb of Pembroke and Linda Sparks of Narrows; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4th, 2008 at 11 AM at Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church in Narrows with Rev. John Jenkins and Rev. Millie Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Lindside, West Virginia.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lindside, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

Williamson Daily News (WV) - April 30, 2008

Verlin R. Christian, 74, of Lindside, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg, Va Born September 28, 1933 in Hanover, to the late Mose and Polly Roberts Christian. He was strong in the Christian faith and was a member of the Shepherds Chapel with Pastor Murrey. Mr. Christian was a Coal Miner for the Guyan Alam Coal Company, and a machine operator for Edwards Landfill.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Mary R. Blankenship Christian; five sons; Ferlin Christian of Matewan, Mickey Christian, Rickey Christian, both of Gilbert, Chris Christian of Lindside, and Sandy Christian of Wayside, daughters, Susie Queen of Valdese, N.C., and Tammy Sloan of Morganton, N.C., brothers; Vanno Christian of Baisden, Virgil Christian of Peterstown, and Vernal Christian of Forest Hill, sisters; Versie Stanley of North Springs, and Vidie Berry of Baisden, grandchildren; Nathan, Jessica, Nick, Melissa, Johnathan, Verlin V., Maryann, Tammy-Lyn, Amanda, Linda, Alicia, Sierra, Hannah, Andrew, Josh, and Daniel, and seven great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Mr. Christian's wishes, he was cremated. There will be no services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Lindside, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

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Larry W. Blankenship, 53 of Lindside, passed away Friday August 29, 2008 at his home. Born July 16, 1955 at Lindside, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Vivian L. Dillon Blankenship. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a brother Raymond “Eddie” Blankenship. Larry retired as General Manager after 13 years, for the Victaulic Company of America, he was of the Baptist faith, and was a member of the American Legion in Easton, PA.

Survivors include his wife, Kim M. McAlister Blankenship; one son, Justin Ray Blankenship of Lindside; one brother, Mike Blankenship and wife Chearl of Christiansburg, VA; three sisters, Donna Miller, Linda Ludwig and husband Robert and Tammy Blankenship all of Lindside, also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday September 2, 2008 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, with Pastor Daymond Snuffer officiating. Burial will follow at the Broyles Cemetery, Lindside, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Lindside, Monroe Co., WV, Dog attack

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - December 7, 2009

Lowell E. Bowden: Victim attacked by pack of dogs dies. An elderly Monroe County man who was attacked by a pack of dogs near his home Nov. 27 succumbed to his injuries Friday in a Roanoke, Va., hospital. Lowell E. Bowden, 70, of LIndside, was attacked by four or five dogs, described by Sheriff Michael Gravely as "all of the pit bull breed." Four people were charged early last week in connection with the attack. Justin Ray Blankenship , 18, and his mother, Kimberly Blankenship , 51, both of Lindside, were charged with four counts each of failure to register dogs, keeping vicious dogs and not having dogs vaccinated for rabies. Mose Christian and Anna Hughes, believed to be residents of Mercer County, were charged with one count each of failure to register a dog and not having a dog vaccinated for rabies. "With Mr. Bowden's death, we do anticipate filing additional charges, but none have been filed yet," the sheriff said Monday. The four dogs confirmed by authorities to have been involved in the attack were euthanized last Tuesday. A fifth dog awaits disposition. Bowden's obituary, printed in Monday's edition of The Register-Herald, referred friends to the Web site dogsbite.org, an address owned by a national dog bite victims' group launched in October 2007.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

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Mary Margaret Handy Blankenship, age 59 passed away, Friday August 14, 2009 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born August 20, 1949 at Lindside, WV, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Waneta M. Cole Handy. Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Mill Creek Community Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Dean and Marvin Eugene Handy and one sister Wanda Marie Handy.

Survivors include her husband Floyd Truman Blankenship, two sons, Truman Dwayne Blankenship and longtime friend Clayton Atkinson of Ansted, WV, Bruce Lane Blankenship and wife Janet of Lindside, WV, four brothers, Leonard S. Handy of Narrows, VA, Jackie Handy and wife Kathy of Ballard, WV, Melvin Handy and wife Bessie of Peterstown, WV, Anthony Handy of Peterstown, WV, three sisters, Lorine Handy of Lindside, Pamela Herring of Peterstown, WV and Melinda Handy of Lindside, WV and three grandchildren, Shawn Dwayne Blankenship, Brandon Lee Blankenship and Justin Andrew Blankenship.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, August 17, 2009 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, WV with Pastor Terry Weatherly officiating. Burial will follow in the Chambers Cemetery, Lindside, WV.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - August 16, 2009

Mary Margaret Blankenship, 59, of Peterstown died Aug. 14, 2009. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home.

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+2011, Peterstown, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

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Walter Lloyd Blankenship age 78 of Peterstown, WV passed away Saturday, November, 26, 2011 at his home. Born April 21, 1933 at Wytheville, VA he was the son of the late Walter H. and Rachel Repass Blankenship. Lloyd was a member of the Peterstown Missionary Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from the Radford Arsenal.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Charlotte Skelton Blankenship, a nephew he thought of as a son, Benny Skelton and wife Tammy of Peterstown, WV, a sister, Ruth Cooper of Rich Creek, VA, two granddaughters, Courtney Skelton Clark and husband Craig of Peterstown, WV and Whitney Skelton of Peterstown, one nephew, Brian Cooper and wife Alisa of Charlottesville, VA.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV with Rev. Jonathan Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, VA with Military Rites by Pembroke VFW # 311, Narrows VFW # 6000, Narrows American Legion #68 and Peterstown Rowe Jones #145.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Pickaway, Monroe Co., WV, Obituary

The Register-Herald, (Beckley, WV) - February 4, 2008

Robert "Bob" Carl Craft, 81, of Pickaway passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 3, 2008, at the Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. He was born on Oct. 16, 1926, to the union of Rev. David Carl Craft and Hazel Riggleman in Pendleton County, W.Va.

Bob moved with his parents and siblings to the Sink Grove, W.Va., community when he was a small child. He attended elementary school at Sinks Grove and graduated in 1944 from Union High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. On Dec. 15, 1950, he married Charlotte Compton in Covington, Va. Bob and Charlotte initially lived in Marlinton, W.Va., where he was employed as a Correctional Officer at Mill Point, W.Va., by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was transferred when the Camp was closed to the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Ga.; from Atlanta he was transferred to Petersburg, Va., and ultimately to the Federal Correctional Institution at Alderson, W.Va., where he retired on July 8, 1978. Bob then became involved in real estate with Layton Realty as a salesman and later a Broker. After several years at this vocation he retired to his home in Pickaway enjoying family, fishing and searching for ginseng. He was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors, a member of NARFE Almost Heaven Chapter of Federal Retirees, the Monroe County Animal League and was a charter member of the Union Memorial Baptist Church in Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. David Carl and Hazel Riggleman Craft, and his younger brother, Don Craft.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Compton Craft of Pickaway; a son, David Craft and his wife, Beuna, of Gloucester Point, Va.; a daughter, Mary Beth Power and her husband, Bruce, of Lindside; three grandchildren, Justin Craft, Jessica Stone, Sarah Craft Davis and her husband, Danny; a stepgranddaughter, Erin Winter and her husband, Teddy; a stepgrandson, Bruce Power Jr. and his wife, Kelly; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Davis and Annabelle Winter; three sisters, Mary Lee Mullins of Charleston, Betty Townsend of Ocean City, Md., and June Blankenship in Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Betty Vance Craft of Wytheville, Va.; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Mark Shafer and Rev. Bob Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery at Union.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Union, Monroe Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - May 21, 2008

Guy A. Blankenship, 73, of Union died May 19, 2008. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Fairview Christian Church Cemetery, between Pickaway and Gap Mills. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

[SSDI    Born: 10Jun1934]

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Monroe Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Phyllis M.    64, 01Jun1943 - 02Apr2008,           Ballard, Monroe, WV,                     VA-230-56-8781

Blankenship, Mary M.       59-60, 20Aug1949 - 14Aug2009,    Greenville, Monroe, WV,               WV-234-84-4989             

Blankenship, Larry W.      53, 16Jul1955 - 29Aug2008,            Lindside, Monroe, WV,                   VA-224-88-4279

 

Morgan                                                                                                             

 

2008, Greenwood, Morgan Co., WV, Obituary

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Roy B. Underwood, 81, of Greenwood, W.Va., departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Parkersburg, following an extended illness. Roy was born on Feb. 22, 1927, at Renick Valley, Greenbrier County, W.Va., a son of the late Golden and Sylvia Cochran Underwood. He was retired after 38 years of faithful service with the Eureka Pipeline Co. as truck driver. He was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a son, Brian (Carla) Underwood of Fountain Inn, S.C.; sisters, Audrey Scott of Greenwood and Jessie Blankenship of Darlington, Md.; and grandchildren, Ashley, Brock, Emily and Jo Underwood.

In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Elena Mae Waldo Underwood; sisters, Carsel Trimmer, Mary Davis and Churry Underwood; and brothers, Pete, Jim, Junior and Charlie Underwood.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Randy Stewart officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, W.Va.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Hancock, Morgan Co., WV, Obituary

The Morgan Messenger, (Berkeley Springs, WV) - November 19, 2008

Sarajane Taylor Young, 75 of Hancock, died Monday, November 17, 2008, at home. Born March 21, 1933 in Paden, Miss., she was the daughter of the late William "Buzz" Taylor and Vivian Greene Young.

She was preceded in death in 2007 by her husband of 56 years, Herbert Alfred Young. She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School and a member of West View Baptist Church, Martinsburg. She owned and operated a dog kennel. She was a poet and seamstress. She liked target shooting, crocheting, dancing and music. She was a Sunday school teacher, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the Junior Women's Club.

She is survived by three sons, Herbert Alfred Young II, Ormond Beach, Fla., John Michael Young, Davie, Fla., and David Taylor Young, Hancock; four daughters, Beverly Susan True, Warfordsburg, Pa., Mary Vivian Hornbaker, Gloria Jane "Janie" Young both of Berkeley Springs and Sara Jean Wagner, Hancock; one brother, Don Lourin Taylor, Ocala, Fla.; eight grandchildren: Andrew Jackson Blankenship, Daniyel Lyn Blankenship , David William Blankenship, John William Young, Shane Austin Young, Emily Marie Hornbaker, Sara Elizabeth Wagner, Christopher Thomas Wagner; nine step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Taylor.

Services will be Monday, November 24 at 1 p.m. at West View Baptist Church, Martinsburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Nicholas                                                                                                            

 

2008, Calvin, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - March 9, 2008

James Herbert Peters, born August 26, 1933, passed away on March 4, 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara L. Peters; sister, Loretta Butler; husband, Nathan Butler; two daughters, Linda D. Blankenship and husband Ken Blankenship, and Tammy Amick; three grandchildren, James Facemire, Leslie Facemire, and Tara Amick; and one great-grandchild, Chloe Foster. He was a well-respected, hard-working, retired foreman of Westmoreland, where he spent thirty-five years. He devoted his life to his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all. He was not only a husband, father, and grandfather, but a man who loved to laugh, tell stories and be amongst family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Michael Peters; mother, Geneva Peters; and father, James Harmon Peters.

A private service was held at West Virginia Memorial Gardens on March 8, 2008. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers, the Peters family

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Richwood, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - July 8, 2008

Kandy L. Seabolt Hicks, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2008. She was born April 11, 1952, and was preceded in death by her loving father and mother, Glen and Myrtle Seabolt; as well as her sister, Mildred Roby; brother, Ronald Seabolt; and her eldest sister, Beulah Collins. She was also preceded in death by her longtime companion, Cherokee.

Left to live on with her memory and love are her husband of 35 years, Mike Hicks; as well as her daughter, who was her life, Spring Hicks Blankenship of Eleanor, wife of Eric. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, who brought much joy and love into her life, Maddie Elizabeth. Also left to grieve are her brothers, Glen (Eula) Seabolt Jr. of South Carolina, Freddie (Karen) of Canvas and Joey of Craigsville. She also leaves behind her three sisters, Helen (Norney) Muckelbauer of Florida, Leona Bramble of Ocean City, Md., and her rock, soul mate and best friend, Karen (Don) Peyton of Port Richey, Fla. Also left to grieve are many nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and -nephews and even great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She also leaves her lifelong best friend, Bonnie Bennett. Kandy was a lifelong member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Fellowship. She frequently sang with the choir at church with her voice that sounded like an angel. She was a graduate of Richwood High School and always held Richwood close to her heart. She served as a past 4-H leader and an officer on the Richwood High School Band Boosters. She was always there to volunteer and help with anything to better the high school, her church and her community. Her legacy of life will continue to live on in all of the lives that she touched.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Williams officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Summersville, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - October 10, 2009

Alan Bruce Buck, 55, of Summersville died Thursday, October 8, 2009, at his home. Born January 7, 1954, in Gassaway, he was a son of the late Paul Albert and Emma Gene Blankenship Buck. He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Steven Buck. He was a former strip miner.

 Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Linda Chapman Buck, brothers, Larry E. Buck, Marshall D. Buck and Joseph T. Buck, all of Summersville; many nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Muddlety, with Rev. Harold Duskey officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Summersville. There will be no visitation.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Swiss, Nicholas Co., WV, Obituary

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Jeffrey Wayne Keith, 45, of Swiss died Friday, December 11, 2009, of injuries received in an automobile accident while working in Oakland, Md. He was born March 6, 1964, at Riverdale, Md., and was a son of Norma Lou Backus Keith of Swiss and the late James Clark Keith. He was a heavy equipment operator for Hanigan Reclamation.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Trevor Wayne Keith of Swiss; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Bobby Canterbury of Swiss; stepson, Tyler Blankenship of Swiss; nephews, Jason, Cody and Ryan; and nieces, Chrissy and Tavia.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Phil Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in Simms Memorial Church Cemetery, Swiss.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Nicholas Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Stanley B.    78, 01Mar1930 - 21Jan2009,           Richwood, Nicholas, WV,        WV/NC-232-40-3286

 

Ohio                                                                                                                  

 

2009, Elm Grove, Ohio Co., WV, Obituary

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Norman, Donald C., 79, of Elm Grove, died on Friday, June 12, 2009, in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling. He was born May 10, 1930 in Wheeling, the son of the late Charles and Blanche Blankenship Norman. Don was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, a Methodist, a retired Postal Supervisor from the Postal Service and a private contractor having done electrical work for Bobes Alarms and Gard Duty Alarms in Wheeling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Wojcik Norman in 2008; a son, Shane Norman and a brother, Richard "Butch" Norman.

Surviving are three children, Cherie Doerr and her husband, Charles of Wheeling; Don E. Norman and his wife, Jackie of Wheeling, and Shevawn Walter of Wheeling; a sister, Rebecca Vdovjak of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Justin, Daniel and Bailey Norman, Clayton and Shaylyn Walter and a daughter-in-law, Lea Marshall and her husband, Mark of Wheeling.

Friends received on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, from 2 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, with Mr. Craig Blankenship officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV, Obituary

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Chafin, Pearl E., 78, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Wheeling Hospital. She was born December 26, 1929 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Ord and Frances Metz Postlethwait. Mrs. Chafin was a retired employee of Wheeling Linen; and a member of the First Christian Church of Wheeling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Chafin; and a brother, William Postlethwait.

Surviving are two sons, Ord “William” Chafin and his wife, Fran, and Rodney Mark Chafin, all of Wheeling; a daughter, Terri Blankenship of Wheeling; a sister, Lucille Nolan of Wheeling; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, South Wheeling Chapel, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2008 with the Rev. Maggie Sebastian officiating. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wheeling.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2009, Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV, Obituary

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Klages, Robert William, 44, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday July 2, 2009, at Liza's Place Valley Hospice, Wheeling, W.Va. He was born June 27, 1965 in Glen Dale, W.Va., the son of Phyllis Jean Bane. Robert was an employee for Cabella's Wheeling; and a Methodist by faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father Glenn Criswell, of Wheeling; five siblings, Linda Wiley, of Wheeling, Dennis Klages and his wife Jan, of Wheeling, Ron Klages and his wife Bonnie, of Sandhill, W.Va., Carol Richey and her husband John, of Indiana, Kelli Hazlett, of Sandhill, W.Va.; an aunt Betty Ward and her husband Garry, of Wheeling; uncles John Seamon and his wife Sandy, of South Carolina, and James Seamon and his wife Angie, of Freemont, Ohio; two step-children Chas and Ashley Blankenship; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from noon until the time of service at 5 p.m. on Sunday July 5, 2009 at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Streets, South Wheeling, with the Rev. Mark A. Zelewicz, Sr. officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Ohio Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Ida                94, 19Apr1914 - 16Oct2008,           Wheeling, Ohio, WV,                      WV-233-78-4528             

 

Pocahontas                                                                                                       

 

2009, Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 26, 2009

Mary M. Blankenship, 60, of Hillsboro died Sept. 24, 2009. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Friends may call one hour prior to service.

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+2008, Marlinton, Pocahontas Co., WV, Funeral

Charleston Gazette (WV) - February 16, 2008

Dice Blankenship, 85, of Marlinton died Feb. 14, 2008. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Grace Baptist Church, Marlinton. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the church. VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, is in charge of arrangements.

[SSDI-Winters D. Blankenship, 11Jul1922 - 14Feb2008]

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Pocahontas Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Winters D.   85, 11Jul1922 - 14Feb2008,            Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV,               WV-235-26-6733             

 

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2009, Buffalo, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Connie Jean Craig, 55, of Buffalo passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, following a long illness. She was a Christian and a 1973 graduate of Buffalo High School. She was employed by the Putnam County Board of Education as a custodian for 16 years at Buffalo High School. Born September 28, 1953, she was the daughter of Dorothy A. Craig and the late James E. Craig. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Craig Blankenship.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her brothers, William (Mary) Craig of South Charleston and Glenn (Mary) Craig of Buffalo; and sisters, Susie (Bill) Knapp of South Carolina and Sharon (Aaron) Woodrum of Buffalo. She is also survived by several nephews and nieces.

Special thanks go to the 6th floor nursing staff at St. Mary's Medical Center, and a very special thanks goes to Karla Dixon, Amy Myans, and Cheryl McClure for their prayers over our sister.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Bricle Douglass officiating. Burial will follow in the Craig-Douglass Cemetery, Leon.

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+2008, Eleanor, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

Charleston Gazette (WV) - April 4, 2008

Amber Nicole Blankenship Mcgaw, 26, of Eleanor passed away Monday March 31, 2008. She was a graduate of Buffalo High School and a former employee of the Road Runner Cafe, Nitro. She was born Oct. 19, 1981, the daughter of Donald G. and Debra A. Barnett Blankenship.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Carol and Ollie Tribble Blankenship.

In addition to her parents she is survived by a daughter, Shayla Nicole Mcgaw of Nitro; brother, Matthew S. Blankenship of Eleanor; niece, Brianna Blankenship of North Carolina; nephew, Cameron Blankenship of Cross Lanes; and maternal grandparents, Dencil and Daisy Barnett of Hometown; along with a host of loving family members and friends.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the people who have brought food and showed kindness to them during the past week.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastors Cletus Price and Darren Persinger officiating. Burial will follow in Walker Chapel Cemetery, Robertsburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2008, Eleanor, Putnam Co., WV, Obituary

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Matthew S. “Turtle” Blankenship 31, of Eleanor passed away Monday August 18, 2008 at his home. He was a 1996 graduate of Buffalo High School, former member of the Dunes Volunteer Fire Department, Dunes VA and a former member Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was formerly employed as a loss prevention/security specialist in Virginia and West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Carol and Ollie Tribble Blankenship and his sister Amber Nicole Blankenship Magaw. Born December 27, 1976 he was the son of Donald G. and Debra A. Barnett Blankenship.