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Irene Trippett Appel

Irene Trippett Appel, 96, of Charleston, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Home, Charleston, after a long illness. Direct burial will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Betty Jane Badgley

Betty Jane Shanahan Badgley, born June 7, 1924, went to meet her Savior, husband, family members and friends on April 14, 2014.

Betty was born in Marion, Ind., and moved to West Virginia as a child. She married Charles "Mike" Badgley on Dec 11, 1948. Mike worked at Carbide and owned his own appliance business.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Mike" Badgley; parents, U.G. "Doc" Shanahan and Nettie Shanahan; sister, Pauline Cottrell; and brothers, James and Herbert Shanahan.

Betty leaves behind her brother, Richard Shanahan and wife, Linda, of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Marsha Hosey, and son-in-law, Bill, of Nitro and Delores Wymer of South Charleston; grandchildren, Sheyenne Loveridge and husband, Johnny, of Melbourne, Fla., Shane Hosey and Kathy Kearns of San Antonio, Texas, and Roxanna Wymer of Wyoming; nieces and nephews, Patty Thiel, Carolyn Francisco, Rex Shanahan, Barbara Padillo, Jimmy Shanahan, Margaret McNabb, Gray Shanahan and Chris Shanahan; and nieces by marriage, Cathy Miller and Candy Seckman.

Betty was a long-time member of Twin City Bible Church in Nitro.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Twin City Bible Church, Nitro, with Pastor Scott Bandy officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Twin City Bible Church.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Betty Joe Booth

Betty Joe Strickland Booth, 81, died April 14, 2014. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Hometown.

Anna R. Bowe

Anna R. Bowe, 70, formerly of Shrewsbury, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Anna was born July 28, 1943, the daughter of William Sheridan and Eva Stanley.

In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her brothers, William Sheridan Stanley Jr. and Howard Raymond Stanley, and sister, Mary Catherine Johnson.

She is survived by her daughter, Mona Bowe of Campbells Creek and Teresa Burns and husband, John, of Belle; one granddaughter, Brittney Cashman (the light of her eye) of Campbells Creek; sister, Norma Parker of Cedar Grove; brother, Edward Lee Stanley of Maryland; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Sharon, Margaret, Mark, Corky, Labeana and Alyce.

Anna's wishes were to be cremated and that there be no services held.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Buck

Robert E. Buck, 82, of Calhoun, died April 11, 2014. Service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

Thelma Jane Clutter

Thelma Jane Clutter, 71, formerly of Sutton, died March 8, 2014. Memorial gathering in her honor will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Poplar Ridge Community Church, Sutton. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, is in charge of arrangements.

Eva B. Conner

Eva Belle Lowe Conner, 88, of Tornado, left us for her appointment with our Savior on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence. There is no more pain, no hearing or seeing impairment; all is well with my soul.

Born Feb. 24, 1926, in South Charleston, Eva was the youngest of five children to the late K.D. and Clara Belle Halstead Lowe. She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael B. Conner; sisters, Ethel M. Lowe Pauley and Magdeline C. Lowe West; and brothers, Clarence J. Lowe and David Lowe Jr.

Eva retired from Thomas Memorial Hospital with 10 years of service. She was a born again Christian since 1961 and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She moved many times, following Charles Harley on construction jobs in West Virginia and Ohio.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Charles Harley Conner; daughter, Connie H. Conner Ocheltree of Hurricane; grandchildren, Stephen M. Ocheltree and Shelley D. Ocheltree Baughman; and great grandchildren, Noah and Kaitlyn Ocheltree. She loved to spoil her grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. George G. Pauley and the Rev. Duane Defoe officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 9414 Coal River Road, St. Albans, WV 25177. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177, is honored to serve the Conner family.

William A. Cooper

William A. "Billy" Ranson Cooper, 68, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, after an extended illness.

Military graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Ranson Cooper family.

Edmun F. Davis Jr.

Edmun F. Davis Jr., 95, of Scott Depot, formerly of Hilltop Drive, South Charleston, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his home.

Born Oct. 17, 1918, in Charleston, he was a son of the late Edmun F. Sr. and Maysel Mary Greybill Davis. He was retired from E.I. DuPont, Belle, after 40 years of service and was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot. He served his country with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 74 years, Kathern "Katie" King Davis; his children, Edmun Davis III (Glendora) of Merriam, Kan., James Robert Davis (Toni) of Hurricane, John Rodney Davis of Kansas City, Kan., and Karen Anne Kinder of Scott Depot; brothers, George Jackson Davis (Ellen) of Charleston and Harry Berton Davis (Sue) of St. Albans; 10 grandchildren, Berry Davis, Bonnie Davis, Brett Davis, Jason Davis, Jeff Davis, Bradley Davis, Nikki Edwards, Gary Kinder Jr., Brent Kinder and Ashley Ramirez; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at St. John United Methodist Church, 4536 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, with Dr. Martin Hallett officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

You may visit to leave an online condolence or memory.

The family would like to offer their sincere appreciation to the nurses of Hospice Care, Isabel Bukac and Becky Thomson, as well as neighbors, Joan and Earl White, for the care and compassion shown to Edmun during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to either Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387 or to St. John UMC Building Fund, 4536 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to service the Davis family.

Richard T. Edwards

Richard Talmage Edwards, 69, of Hamlin, died April 14, 2014. Service will be noon Thursday, April 17, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with visitation one hour prior.

Flava Fisher

Flava Fisher, 93, of Cottageville, died April 14, 2014. Service will be noon Friday, April 18, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Timothy W. George

Timothy Wayne George, 71, of Nitro, passed away March 28, 2014, due to basal-cell cancer.

He was preceded by his parents, Edward and Patricia George, and infant sons, David and Kent.

Tim was a 1961 graduate of Nitro High School, an Army veteran, a Nitro City Police Officer, a member of the Masonic Lodge and retired from Volusia Co., Fla., after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his former wife, Christine George; daughter, Terri (Jeff) Daniels of Beckley; son, John T. George of Nitro; granddaughter, Amber (Basil) Allen of Nitro; grandson, Dalton K. Daniels, great-granddaughter; Abigail Allen; and mother of his children, Joyce Samms. He is also survived by brothers, Michael George of Nitro and Rodney George of S. Daytona, Fla.; niece, Shelly; nephew, Rodney; and great-niece Jordan.

Tim was a lifelong fan of NASCAR and became an avid fisherman every chance he could. Which was always!

A celebration of Tim's life will be at the Womens Club of Nitro, 2nd Ave and 23rd St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

Dr. David B. Gray

Dr. David Benoni Gray died at the age of 97 on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Memorial Division of CAMC following a short stay. He has been a lifelong resident of West Virginia having been born at home in Rainelle on February 13, 1917 the fifth and final child of Mary Abigail Shaffer Gray and James William Gray ("JW") (b. 1877) originally from Ironton OH. JW's two uncles, John and Howard Raine recruited him for his blacksmithing skills, honed from building carriages in the family business, to work in their saw mills of Greenbrier and surrounding counties. When they built the "Meadow River Lumber Company" mill in 1909 (the largest hardwood lumber mill in the world) and the town of Rainelle to support it, "JW" moved there permanently, became the first mayor, and worked in the mill more than 57 years. Dr. Gray spent his childhood in Rainelle before going to West Virginia Wesleyan college on a full scholarship where he was captain of the Tennis Team, played varsity basketball, was vice-president of his fraternity (KA), president of his senior class and "The Benzene Ring" (the chemistry honor society), and graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. In 2010 for his lifetime achievements Wesleyan awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Science degree.

In 1943 he received his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland Medical School. In 1945 after two years of Surgical Residency in Baltimore his surgical training was interrupted when he placed on active duty in U.S. Army and sent to Germany where he obtained the rank of Captain and made Chief of Surgery at the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. He then returned to Baltimore, completed his Surgery Residency at University Hospital, and did a one year National Cancer Institute Surgical Oncology Fellowship under pioneer Grant Ward MD FACS at Johns Hopkins which he completed in 1951. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was member of (and active in) multiple national and regional medical organizations including the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons; the Society of Surgical Oncology, and as honorary member of the Southern Surgical Society

He moved back to Charleston in 1951 as the first surgical oncologist in WV. From the beginning he was very active in the medical community. Through his tireless efforts he did much to change the pessimistic attitude toward treating cancer that prevailed nationally at the time. He started the WV Tumor Registry. Through his role as chair of the American College of Surgeons he helped ensure that every hospital in West Virginia joined the tumor registry. He was an early pioneer for oncologic surgery and developed many surgical techniques advancing both the treatment of cancer and the plastic surgery reconstruction needed after treatment. Many of his articles describing his techniques and results were published in a variety of medical and surgical journals. Two of his surgical procedures received national attention. His radical groin dissection and mastectomy procedures were published in medical textbooks and in surgical journals. He was most proud of his technique for Modified Radical Mastectomy that he developed in the 1950s and published in the 1960s which provided better results and eliminated the then common subsequent swelling and disability of the arm. He was very active in the American Cancer Society (ACS) starting at the Kanawha County chapter level where he held almost every position before holding multiple positions at the state level including service as a member of the Board of Directors and as President of the WV Chapter. At the ACS national level he served as the Medical Delegate from the West Virginia division.

He was very active on the Speakers Bureau trying to educate both the medical community and the public with talks and films on all cancer related topics including recommendations for early screening for cervix, colon, and breast malignancies before these were common knowledge.

He was one of the first members of the active staff at Charleston Memorial Hospital after its construction. 20 years later in 1973 when CAMC was formed by the merger of the Charleston General, Charleston Memorial, and McMillan hospitals he, along with an Internist from Charleston General, headed CAMC's joint medical staff. At CAMC he also served as Chair of the Cancer Conference, Chief of Surgery, Chief of the Medical Staff and member of the Board of Trustees. He was a Clinical Professor of Surgery for the West Virginia University School of Medicine (appointed 1979).

In 1991 he retired from active practice shortly before his 75th birthday. Following retirement he remained active in the medical community and until recent years rarely missed the weekly multidisciplinary Tumor Conference at the WVU annex to Memorial Hospital or the annual WV Surgical Society meetings.

Dr. Gray was predeceased by his first wife of 35 years, Virginia Maxwell Gray (d. 1980); his parents; his two sisters, Libby and Peggy; his two brothers, Bill and Fred; and his stepson, Thomas Needles McJunkin. He is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Mary Needles McJunkin Gray; three children, Mary Virginia Gray, Jane Gray Koubek (Terry), and David Maxwell Gray; four grandchildren, Virginia, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Catherine; and one great-grandson. He is also survived by his three stepsons, Howard P. McJunkin Jr. (Mary Lou), Brittain McJunkin (Judy), James Enoch McJunkin (Mary), and Callen (wife of Thomas N. McJunkin, deceased); 10 step-grandchildren, Jane Anne, Mark, Jill, Allison, Jennifer, Jameson, Carter, Ryan, Jonathan, and Katherine; along with 11 great-grandchildren.

Dr. Gray was well known both for his great love of tennis and his prowess on the Court. He was the WV State Seniors Champion for many years and after his retirement from Surgery went on to compete nationally, winning the regionals and was ranked in the US top twenty in his age bracket.

He was greatly loved by his family, friends, patients and the entire medical community. Most often mentioned are his great sense of humor and legendary quick wit which he maintained until the end of his life. His absence creates a huge void and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

We would like to especially thank his caregivers, Gunna, Darlene, Pam, Mia, Susan, Sandy and Wendy, who have, with love, dignity and respect, tirelessly helped him so much in recent years.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston on Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with Dr. Gray's pursuit of many decades for a comprehensive cancer center in Charleston, please donate to: The Dr. David B. and Mary McJunkin Gray Cancer Endowment Fund (945); New Cancer Center Fund, CAMC Foundation, 3412 Staunton Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304; or the First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301.

Robert F. Gunnoe

Robert Franklin Gunnoe, 74, of Belle, died April 14, 2014. Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of arrangements.

Margie Jackson Hardesty

Margie Jackson Hardesty, a longtime resident of Shinnston, passed away at United Hospital Center on April 13, 2014. She was 91 years old.

Mrs. Hardesty was born Oct. 20, 1922, at her family's Neshoba County farm near Philadelphia, Miss. Her parents were Benjamin Franklin Jackson and Inez Gray Jackson. During World War II, she met her husband, David C. Hardesty, in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a nursing student at Baptist Memorial Hospital and he was attending a U.S. Army School. They were married on April 7, 1944, in Bowling Green, Ky.

After Mr. Hardesty's military service, they moved to Shinnston, Mr. Hardesty's hometown. There they lived for over 60 years, worked and raised four children. Until her retirement in 1984, Mrs. Hardesty served as the office nurse (RN) for Dr. M.V. Kalaycioglu in Shinnston. Mr. Hardesty preceded her in death in 2005.

Mrs. Hardesty is survived by her sons, David Carter Hardesty Jr. (Susan), Benjamin Ashby Hardesty (Jean) and John Clyde Hardesty (Kathleen), and daughter, Ina Jean Hardesty. Mrs. Hardesty had eight grandchildren, Ashley Hardesty Odell (Shawn), David Carter Hardesty III, Margaret Hardesty Rudisill (Macon), Elizabeth Hardesty Nunnelee (Lewis), Benjamin Ashby Hardesty Jr., John Clyde Hardesty Jr. (Janessa), Thomas Jackson Hardesty (Bethany) and Emma Kathleen Hardesty. Mrs. Hardesty had four great-grandchildren, Jackson Brady Hardesty, Marley Marie Hardesty, Carter Macon Rudisill and Elizabeth Gray Nunnelee. She was waiting with joy for the birth of two additional great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by two sisters, Burnadyne Jackson Smith and Madeline Jackson Vuncannon (Tom), both of Philadelphia, Miss. Her brother, James C. Jackson, is deceased. Mrs. Hardesty will be missed by her extended family and close friends.

For over 65 years, Mrs. Hardesty volunteered for church, scouting, medical and community organizations. She worshiped at the First United Methodist Church, which she joined in 1946. In 1952, she helped administer the first polio vaccine shots in Shinnston. Mrs. Hardesty and her husband enjoyed camping, traveling throughout the United States in their motor home and spending time with family and friends. One memorable trip to Canada and Alaska covered over 13,000 miles. She enjoyed entertaining at home with her husband and family and for many years hosted a day of making old-fashioned apple butter. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, a lifetime member of the Shinnston Woman's Club and the Shinnston Historical Society and a longtime friend of the Lowe Public Library in Shinnston. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

For the past seven years, Mrs. Hardesty resided at The Meadows at Maplewood in Bridgeport, where she had many special friends among the residents and staff.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Harmer Funeral Home, 300 Pike St., Shinnston.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18, at the First United Methodist Church, 94 Rebecca St. (Rebecca and Pike streets), Shinnston, the Rev. Cindy Murphy presiding. The burial service will be at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery following the church service. Online condolences may be sent to

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 94 Rebecca St., Shinnston, WV 26431 and the Lowe Public Library, 40 Bridge St., Shinnston, WV 26431.

A service of the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Russell L. Hodgson

Russell Lannine Hodgson, 83, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of New Haven, died April 15, 2014. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Joseph E. James I

Joseph Edward James I, 57, originally of Mount Hope, died April 6, 2014, at his home in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fayette Heights. Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Elberta B. Johnson

Elberta Babaette Haynes Johnson was born Sept. 29, 1929, the daughter of Moss Russel Haynes and Flossie Blackburn Haynes, in Stone, Ky.

Her parents moved frequently, resulting in her attending many different schools until she graduated from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, W.Va.

Shortly after finishing high school she married Robert Gordon Johnson of Shrewsbury, W.Va.

She was a devoted mother and housewife who made friends wherever she went and touched countless lives with her outgoing, caring and genuine personality.

She always desired to help people whenever and wherever possible.

Babaette went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2014, at the age of 84.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Lynn Thomson, and her son, Robert Gordon Johnson II.

She will be sorely missed by the many who knew her and held her so dear to their hearts.

Services were provided by Brookside Funeral Home Champions, Houston, Texas, on April 16, 2014. "Babaette" was buried with her beloved husband, Bob, in the Veterans Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions made to Houston Hospice,

Danny R. Kemper

Danny R. Kemper, 61, of St. Albans, died April 13, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the funeral home.

Olivia Ann Lewis

Olivia Ann Lewis, 27, of Braxton County, passed away April 12, 2014.

She was born July 1, 1986, in Charleston.

Olivia was a dental assistant for Children's Dentistry and also worked for Kohl's Department Store. She loved the beach, outdoor activities, holidays and road trips.

She is survived by her son, Braylon Fane Nutter; parents, Keith and Joyce Adkins Lewis; and Joshua Fane Nutter, father of her only son.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Braxton County High School Gymnasium with Jokwin Schoonover officiating. Friends may call three hours prior to the service at Braxton County High School.

At Olivia's request, her body will be cremated following services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be deposited into the Braylon F. Nutter Fund, c/o City National Bank, 101 2nd St., Sutton, WV 26601.

Condolences may be extended to the family at

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Edward J. Lynch

Edward Jackson "Jack" Lynch, 81, of Anmoore, formerly of Braxton County, met our Lord after a long illness on Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, April 17, at Christ United Methodist Church, Sutton. Pastor Doug Smailes will be officiating. Friends and loved ones may call from noon to 2 p.m. for visitation and the funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Heaters.

Jack was a retired B&O Railroad employee for over 30 years. He was a longtime member of the Ham Radio Association and proudly had his call identity as his license plate, K8WTJ. Jack attended Sugar Creek Baptist Church for many years, then joined Christ United Methodist Church in 2001. However, his presence was seen in many local churches, as he loved to share his musical talents and sing gospel music.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Norval and Grace (Childers) Lynch of Cedarville, and his brothers, Ralph Griffith of Clarksburg and Norville "Fuzz" Lynch of Elyria, Ohio.

He is survived by his sister, Vivian Rose (Lynch) Beall of Cedarville, and a brother, Charles Lynch of Medina, Ohio. Jack is also survived by Nova Jean (White) Lynch, his wife of 61 years; by his four daughters, Vivian Jean Carr of Gassaway, Vicky Lynn Golden of Anmoore, Judith Rose Carson of Heaters and Jacqueline Lea Morris of Berea, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in honor of his love and dedication to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donations can be mailed to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You can also donate online at

Condolences may be extended to the family at

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Teddy McClain

Teddy McClain, 62, of Clay, died April 14, 2014. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Swank Cemetery, Speed Road, Spencer. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Emilie Mitchell

Emilie Rubner "Emmi" Mitchell joined the love of her life in Heaven after 42 years apart on April 14, 2014, in South Charleston.

She was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Eger, in the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late Georg Rubner and Bohumila Vondrejs Rubner. Emmi emigrated to Germany where, on July 26, 1949, she married U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Harry Meade Mitchell of Clarksburg.

Over the next 19 years, they raised a family, living in Stuttgart, Germany; Clarksburg; Columbia, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Aschaffenburg, Germany; and Kingston, N.Y., before settling in Clarksburg in 1968 upon Harry's retirement from the Army.

After Harry's death in January 1972, Emmi obtained her driver's license and went to work outside the home, with jobs at Roberts Hardware, the Material Shop and G.C. Murphy's. She also proudly volunteered at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

Cherishing Emmi's memory are daughter, Patricia Ann Mitchell of Abingdon, Md.; son and daughter-in-law, Harry Jack and Rhonda Lee Mitchell of South Charleston; brother- and sister-in-law, Richard and Marylou Mitchell of Clarksburg; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend and neighbor, Phyllis Cain of Clarksburg.

Special thanks to the staffs at Charleston Gardens and Hubbard Hospice House West, who helped enhance Emmi's final months.

Emmi was a loving and caring mother, relative and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Auf Wiedersehen, mutti.

Family and friends may call at Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison St., Nutter Fort, on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The funeral service will be held at the conclusion of visitation at noon with the Rev. Del Parris presiding. Interment will follow at Bridgeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in Emmi's name to Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston WV 25387.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at

A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

Elsie Jane Mullins

Elsie Jane Fisher Mullins, 83, of Oak Hill, died April 14, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with visitation beginning two hours prior to the service.

Talmadge O. Murray

Talmadge O. Murray, 91, of Lewisburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2014.

Born Sept. 27, 1922, in Highsplint, Ky., he was the son of the late Carl Clifford and Bessie Kidwell Murray.

Mr. Murray was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Marines as an airplane mechanic. In March 1987, he retired from Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, where he worked as the hospital's chief engineer.

A member of Greenbrier Valley Baptist Church, he loved his church family. He loved to garden, hunt and fish, enjoying life to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lelia Jessup Murray; a daughter, Karla Y. Murray; grandson, Michael D. Murray; two brothers, Malcolm Murray and Carl C. Murray Jr.; and two sisters, Irene Carter and Kathleen Jessup.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 38 years, Judith Nugen Murray; two daughters, Violet Wilson of Baton Rouge, La., and Rita Trent and husband, Randall, of Crab Orchard; two sons, Timothy Murray and wife, Kathy, of Oak Hill and Carl Murray and wife, Joanna, of Oak Hill; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Cleitus Murray and wife, Margaret, and Edward Murray and wife, Blanche; sister, Aileen Foley; plus many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Pastor Gordon Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Calfee Cemetery, beside Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Beckley.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, and one hour prior to the service Friday at Morgan Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Mary Beth Pegram

Mary Beth Pegram, 79, of Union, died April 13, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Groves Funeral Home, Union. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, assisted by Groves Funeral Home, Union, is in charge of arrangements.

Everett Pennington

Everett Ray Pennington, 94, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Teays Valley Center after an extended illness.

He was born May 31, 1919, in Charleston, son of the late Everett and Martha Scragg Pennington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Claudine, and son, Jackie Ray Pennington.

Everett was a member of South Ruffner Freewill Baptist Church. He retired as a truck driver from Kanawha Manufacturing after 50 years of service and also worked part time for Kanawha City Land Company during that time. He then worked at Triad Engineering as a lab tech after retirement for 17 years.

Everett is survived by his daughter, Brenda Hensley and her husband, Oscar; son, Mark and his wife, Jennifer, of Charleston; sister, Ruth Pennington of Charleston; brothers, Norman Pennington and wife, Betty, and David Pennington and wife, Barbara, all of Charleston; grandchildren, Amie Dutey and husband, Jim, Erin, Megan, Hanna, Jack and John Pennington; and great-niece, Emily Surface.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Vicky Pennington.

A tribute to Everett's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Harding Funerals & Cremations. Interment will follow in Mount Alpha Cemetery, Charleston.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Pennington family.

Gladys M. Randolph

Gladys Mildred Ramsey Randolph, 76, of St. Albans, died April 15, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the funeral home.

Dawn Kristin Selbe

Dawn Kristin Selbe, 40, of Winfield, went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2014, after a short but courageous fight with inflammatory breast cancer.

She was born Aug. 24, 1973, in Milwaukee, Wis., and was a daughter of Linda Price Gunnoe and the late Carl Ward.

In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband of 19 years, Jamie Selbe; beautiful daughters, Rhianna Selbe and Braelyn Selbe; sister, Debbie Dover; brothers, Tommy Jarrett and Trevor Ward; stepfather, Ron Gunnoe; along with an entire family that loves her deeply.

Dawn worked at H. James Stanton Cardiology, where she cherished everyone as her second family, and had previously worked at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was a 1991 graduate of Hurricane High School and graduated from West Virginia State University, where she received her degree in nuclear medicine.

Dawn touched so many lives and fought her battle with everything she had.

A celebration of Dawn's life will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at First Baptist Church, St. Albans, with Pastor Joel Harpold officiating.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for the college fund of Rhianna and Braelyn Selbe. You may make donations to any BB&T location and reference the 'Dawn Selbe Memorial Fund.'

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

David M. Staton

The Honorable David M. "Mick" Staton, 74, of Inwood, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia.

Born Feb. 11, 1940, in Parkersburg, he was the son of Delta R. (Gumm) Staton and the late Ernest R. Staton.

He was president and co-owner of Capitol Link, Inc.

He was a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1982 and was political director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the 1980s.

Mick was chairman of the Berkeley County Republican Executive Committee and is an emeritus member of the West Virginia State Republican Executive Committee.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Braddock Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynn (Spencer) Staton; one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Staton; one son, David M. "Mick" Staton Jr. and wife, Michelle; five grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Adam, Brian and Camille; and two brothers, John D. "Jack" Staton and Donald P. Staton.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, VA 22601, with the Rev. Kirk Nave officiating.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood.

Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Online condolences may be offered at

Mary Jane Stephens

Mary Jane Stephens, 57, of Comfort, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home after a long illness.

She was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Charleston, a daughter of the late Carl and Lucy May Adkins Estep.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie, Robert, Alvie and Carl.

She was a member of Tony's Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Tony's Branch.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lloyd Eugene Stephens; a son, Todd Stephens and wife, Rachel; grandsons, Zachary and Jacob; and a sister, Peggy Hartgate.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Pastor Jeff Howerton officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Visitation will begin at noon, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Madalene Summerfield

Mrs. Madalene Mace Frazier Summerfield, 95, a resident of Dothan, Ala., went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

A private family graveside memorial service will be held Monday, April 21, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, W.Va.

Mrs. Summerfield was born May 25, 1918, in Pickens, W.Va., the daughter of Roy Hamilton Mace and Flossie Hill Mace. She was a registered nurse, having worked in hospitals, private duty and was the coordinator for the Practical Nursing School at Arch Moore Vo-Tech Center in Charleston, W.Va. Mrs. Summerfield moved to Dothan from Walton, W.Va., in 1989, and she was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Dothan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Richard Frazier Sr.; husband, Wilbur Gaye Summerfield; stepdaughter, Tandra Ingram; and a stepson-in-law, Jim Ashworth.

Survivors include daughters, Joyce Fields (Jerry) of South Point, Ohio, and Virginia Lowe (Steve) of Dothan; son, Charles Richard Frazier Jr. (Debra) of Dothan; a sister, Lakie Pearl McPherson of Raleigh, N.C.; stepdaughter, Cherryl McKown (Charles) of Arnoldsburg, W.Va.; stepson, Duane Summerfield (Charlene) of Hartwell, Ga.; stepdaughter, Denise Ashworth of Snellville, Ga.; stepson-in-law, Jim Ingram of Charleston, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Jerry Spencer Ministries, P.O. Box 6926, Dothan, AL 36302.

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan is entrusted with the arrangements, 334-699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at

Lilly Jane Vestal

Lilly Jane Buchanan Vestal, 89, of Wannamaker, Ind., formerly of McRoss, died April 11, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle, with visitation one hour prior.

Jennifer E. Waugh

Jennifer Elizabeth Waugh, 22, of Ashton, died April 13, 2014. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Ball's Chapel Church, Ashton, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Friends may also visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Darrell Keith West

Darrell Keith West, 80, of Scott Depot, died April 14, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after an extended illness. Cooke Funeral Home & Crematorium, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements.

Ball, Denver D. - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.
Ball, Grace C. - Noon, Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans.
Bickley, Terri R. - 11 a.m., Elk River Church of the Nazarene, Charleston.
Boggess, Donna S. - 11 a.m., River of Life Church of God, Alderson.
Chettle, Ruby K. - 2 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.
Cogar, James H. - 10 a.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Eggleston, Belinda J. - 1 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.
Grayam, Marge - 11 a.m., Reamer Gospel Tabernacle, Clendenin.
Gross, Delbert W. - 1 p.m., Greene
Harmon, Thomas D. - 6 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.
McClain, Teddy - 11 a.m., Swank Cemetery, Spencer.
Milam, Paul - 7 p.m., St. Peters United Methodist Church, St. Albans.
Moore, Jerry C. - 2 p.m., Simons
Short, Alma L. - 1 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.
Slack, Sylvia J. - 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home Chapel, Elkview.
Stephens, Mary J. - 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Stewart, Lee - 1 p.m., Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville.
Stout, Erma L. - 1 p.m., Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.
Wellman, Charles E. - Noon, Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.
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