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Oct 12 2018  Hollie D. Workman, a fellow disciple of Jesus Christ, has left this world to be with our Lord and his forefathers; to live forever in a place not made by hands. We thank God for his long life, his steady witness for our Lord, and for the enrichment, he brought to the lives of his family, friends, and countless others that he was able to touch over his lifetime. He was the last remaining child of Melvry and Juditha Workman and died at age 93. He leaves for a short while his wife of 69 years, Mary Belle, his two sons Mike and Reggie, daughter in law Robin, grandkids Mark, Heather, Nathan, granddaughters in law Deb and Emily, and great-grandkids Mike, Carlie and Everett. Final arrangements for his homegoing will be made at Good Shepherd funeral home in Indian Trail, NC.    Please call and let others know of his passing in that we cannot contact everyone personally.  He was a long time resident of Clay County. You may send your cards of sympathy to his wife at the following address: 904 2nd Street NE #333; Hickory NC 28601. In lieu of flowers,  you may send a contribution to the Hollie & Mary Workman Scholarship fund at Gardner Webb University to continue sending pastors into the field or to the Gideon’s International to purchase and distribute Bibles in his name.

Oct 11 2018  Lester E. Sears, 90, passed away October 5, 2018.  He lived in the Akron area since 1952, and was a native of Clay County, West Virginia, son of the late Lanta W. and Joda B. Sears.  He served his country in the U.S. Army as a truck driver after WWII.  He graduated from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, West Virginia, and was a member of Adoniram Masonic Lodge.  Les retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with 35 years service and was later employed part time at various companies.  He is survived by one aunt; one uncle; and many friends.  Friends may call 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Tuesday October 16, 2018 at the Adams Mason Funeral Home (791 East Market Street), where funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 PM.  Rev. Larry Knight will officiate.  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Arrangements entrusted to Adams Mason Funeral Home (330) 535-9186

Oct 5 2018 Marjorie Long, 76, of Duck, entered into rest Friday, October 5, 2018. Born April 2, 1942, in Ivydale, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Maysel (William) Hash.  In addition to her parents Marjorie was also preceded in death by her son, Rocky Long; daughter, Kim Sears. Marjorie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Earl Long of Duck; daughter, Christian Drake of Braxton; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Steven Hash of Youngtown, Ohio and sister, Mary Belomy of San Diego, CA. Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 8, at Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo, with Minister Kenneth Tanner officiating.  Burial will be Nebo Baptist Church cemetery. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Long family.

Oct 5 2018  Kerry Duane Davis, 50, of Maysel, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Friday, October 5, 2018. Born on May 24, 1968, to Ralph and Linda (Pauley) Davis.  Kerry’s life was an adventure from the beginning. His greatest joys were his family, church family and friends.  He was a member of Clay First Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as an usher and member of the choir. Kerry worked for nearly 30 years at Clay County Services Unlimited.  He took great pride in his job and often insisted on going to work, even if the workshop was closed.  In 2010, Kerry was thrilled to receive the Work Center Employee of the Year Award. A graduate of Clay County High School, Kerry supported the Panther football team on the field at nearly every home game for as long as he was physically able. Kerry was always ready with an encouraging hug or high-five.  He made people smile wherever he went. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. In addition to his parents, Kerry is survived by his four siblings, Steve (Kim Davis of Sanford, N.C., Ronda (Wallace) Brown, of Procious, Rebekah (Dan) Bengston of Chesapeake, Va, and Matthew (Elizabeth) Davis of Maysel.  He was proudly “Uncle Kerry” to six nieces and six nephews and five great-nieces and two great-nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 7, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Blue Knob Cemetery. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Davis family.

Oct 5 2018 Glen Wilson Sutton, age 85, passed away at home October 4, 2018 in the arms of the love of his life, Frances (Davis) Sutton. He was preceded in death by his son, Rodrick Sutton and his grandson, Mykhyal Sutton. Surviving is his daughter, Sherry Ortiz (Jim);  granddaughters, Nikki Ortiz, Toni Marcellus (Justin), Chelsea Bergthaler (Markus), and Jaime Ortiz (Collin);  daughter-in-law, Catrinia Sutton;  grandson, Aristotle Sutton and his fiancé Hayley Duckett; great-granddaughters, Jam Marcellus, Emerie Sutton, Kaitlyn Bergthaler, and Skylah Phillips; and his beloved canine companions, Peanut, Pretty Girl and Jake. Glen was a former Elyria, Ohio police officer before moving back to West Virginia where he started his own real estate and appraisal company. There will be no public service. Only a celebration of his life with his family at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Oct 3 2018  Franklin Childers III, 45, of Glen, entered into rest Monday, October 1, 2018. HE was born in Stuttgart, Germany on February 11, 1973. Frank was an equipment operator for Penn Line Services. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Orvis and Freda Moore and Franklin Childers, Sr. and Sue (Bill) Bailey. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Isaac at home and stepdaughter, Rhiannon Rhodes; parents, Connie and Leonard Walker and Frank and Kim Childers; brother, David (Melissa) Childers; nephew, Gabriel; step-granddaughter, Bailey Rhodes; aunts, Shelia, Beverly and Angie; several cousins; lifetime friends, David, Glen and Ginny Nelson. Frankie was a Life Line donor. “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver” II CHR 9:7.   Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 6, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the funeral service at the funeral home On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Childers family.

Oct 3 2018 THELMA M. LEE, 87, of Spencer, West Virginia formerly of Clay, West Virginia and Logan, West Virginia died Saturday, September 29, 2018 at her home after an extended illness.  She was born May 2, 1931 in Matewan, West Virginia a daughter of the late Charles F. and Goldie Patton Puckett. Thelma was a lifelong student and educator. She graduated from Logan High School and received her Bachelor's Degree from West Virginia State in Elementary Education. She later attended the West Virginia College of Graduate Studes (COGS) where she received her Master's Degree in Remedial Education. She started her career as a teacher's aide for the Clay County School Systems, then became a teacher at Clay Elementary and later retired as a teacher for the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center in Adult Education. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Spencer.   Thelma is survived by one son, Charles W. Lee of Spencer; five grandchildren, James Christopher (JC) Lee of Ripley, West Virginia, and Kimberly Lee, Taylor Lee, Tyler Lee and Adalynn "Addie" Lee, all of Spencer; and three great-grandchildren, Macy Lee and Caden and Clay Cottrell.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 2012, Harold A. Lee, West Virginia State Police, Retired. Also proceeding her where her siblings, Edward and Phillip Puckett, Pearl "Bo" Jordan, Margaret "Sissy" Gresham, Edna "Chey" Maynard, and an infant, Russell Addison Lee.  Service will be at 3:00pm Thursday, September 4, 2018 at the TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, with Rev. Mark Wood and George Chandler officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Thursday. Per her request, the body will then be cremated with burial at a later date in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, West Virginia.

Sept 27 2018  Richard Wayne Salisbury, 64, of Clay, formerly of Racine, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Born December 1, 1953, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Ann (Canfield) Salisbury. He spent most of his life with his maternal grandparents, William and Jennie Canfield.  Richard was an Army Veteran. Richard is survived by his brothers, Cary (Mary) Salisbury of Clay, Hubert (Reta) Salisbury; sister, Wanda Pennington of Clay; nieces , Angie (TG) Cruikshank of Charleston, Julie (Rick) Allen of Beaver; nephews, Donald (Betty) Salisbury of Clay, Mark (Melissa) Salisbury of Ivydale. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 29, at Glen Francis Cemetery, Triplett Ridge.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Salisbury family.

Sept 25 2018   Sarah Anne Bragg, 60, of Looneyville, entered into rest Sunday, September 23, 2018. Born September 22, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Thad and Amma (Stone) Brown. Sarah was an English teacher at Clay County High School. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Bragg of Looneyville; sons, Joshua (Rebecca) Bragg of Leon, Iowa and Reuben (Carrie) Bragg of Looneyville; daughter, Miriam (Douglas) Becker of Looneyville; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandson;  brothers, John Bill Brown of Bickmore, Tim Brown of Fayetteville and Nathan Brown of Indore; and sister, Beth Cercone of Indore. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 28, at the Lizemores Church of the Nazarene , with Minister Brian Haber officiating.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Indore. Friend may gather with family 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 27, at Clay County High School. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sept 21 2018 Eva Ramsey, 79, formerly of Clay, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at Hobart Nursing Facility at Buckhannon. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kendra Ramsey. Eva is survived by her only daughter, Dorothy; two grandchildren Marie and Sean;  ten Great grandchildren and three great- great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, September 24 at  Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Don Dobbins officiating.  Burial will be in Tayler Cemetery, Widen Ridge. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith Funeral home is honored to be serving the Ramsey family.

Sept 21 2018  Charles Phillip Heltman, 80, gained his heavenly wings on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. He was a Vietnam Veteran, proudly serving the US Navy for 20 years. He was also a lineman for Bell Atlantic for almost 20 years; He was a past secretary for the Masonic Lodge in Madison.  Charles also was a member of Gauley Bridge Baptist Church. Charles leaves behind his loving bride of 52 years, Marvelene; daughter, Andrea (Jeremy) Whiteside and son Ryan (Christine) Heltman; four wonderful grandchildren, Damian (Keeley) Elswick, Matthew and Cassie Whiteside and Kelsey Heltman; brothers, James (Lynne) and Alfred (Ilene); and host of nieces and nephews; and Debby Heltman who thought of him as her dad. There will be a celebration of his life for family and friends on Saturday, September 22, Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, at 11:00 am.  The family would like to thank his caregiver, Annie Skaggs, as well as the hospice team who so wonderfully cared for him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gauley Bridge Baptist Church PO BOX 787, Gauley Bridge, WV 25085 Pennington Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Sept 19 2018  Iva June Morton Skaggs, 86, of Mount Olive, went home to be with the Lord with her family at her bedside on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness.  Born on June 21, 1932, she was the daughter of George and Laura Morton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Eddie” O. Skaggs;  brothers, Carl, Norvel, Donald, and George “Petie” Morton;  sisters, Irene Sizemore, Rossie Coleman, Ruby Stone, Georgie Rider, and Lenora Sizemore. She loved being outdoors, gardening, and caring for her flowers. She was a member of Ida Missionary Baptist Church at Bentree. Those left to cherish her memory is her twin sister, May McDaniel of Elkview and sister, Dollie Elliot of Dixie, WV; several nephews, nieces, and a host of friends. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20, at Ida Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Cemetery at London, WV. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skaggs Family.

Sept 17 2018  Garnett L. Nichols, 88, of Lizemores, entered into rest Saturday, September 15, 2018. Born April 11, 1930 in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late James and Tressy (Harper) Pernell.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Nichols; sons, James and Larry Nichols; and granddaughter, Kelly Jean Zimmerman. Garnett is survived by her son, Lambert (Wilma) Nichols of Indianapolis, IN; and daughter, Garnett Lucas of Knotts Island, N.C.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 19, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, with Minister Naaman Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, WV. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is honored to be serving the Nichols family.

Wesley Shaun Brown, 40, of Wallback, died Friday, September 7, 2018, from injuries received in a logging accident. He was born February 2, 1978 at Charleston, the son of Bonnie J. Keith Brown of Wallback and the late Wesley Sterling Brown.  In addition to his mother, survivors include four sons, Lance, Nicholas, Wynston and Kayden Brown all of Wallback; sister, Tammy Peck of Clendenin; four brothers, Richard Brown of Bickmore, Terry Brown and Danny Brown both of Wallback, Michael Brown of California.  Shaun was a timber cutter and a graduate of Clay County High School, Class of 1997. He enjoyed hunting.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16 at the Maysel Community Church, Maysel, with Pastor Brodis Brown officiating. The visitation will be from noon until 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the church.  John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Sept 14 2018  Elizabeth Walls, 78, of For Oglethorpe, GA, formerly of Clay, entered into rest Tuesday, September 11, 2018, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. On November 18, 1939 in Kermit, WV, she was the daughter, of the late Burley and Stella (Pack) Spaulding.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Walls; brother, Thurmond and sister, Sharon. She was the oldest of ten children. Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Ronald Walls of Frametown and David Walls of Clay; daughter, Sheila Shackleford or Rossville, GA; grandchildren, Austin Buford of GA, Ron Walls of Ripley, Kelli Eagle of Nitro, Brittney Boggs of Elkview, Alyssa Neal of St. Albans, David Walls of Clay, Timmy Shackleford and Katie Leamon both of Tenn.; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye, Barb, Alta, Debbie, Rhonda, Connie and Jodie. She was also a grandma to many children throughout her life; she will be missed and loved by all who knew her. A special thanks to Pruitt Health in Fort Oglethorpe for the care she received in her final days.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 16, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Walls Cemetery, Reed Fork. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the service at the funeral home, On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneeralhome.com
Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walls family.

Sept 12 2018  Simpson B. Neal, 76, of Bickmore, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Cabel Huntington Hospital after an extended illness.  Born on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1942, he was the son of Vernon and Leslie Neal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Elmo Neal; sisters, Arlene Coen, Catherine Holcomb and Mozelle Cruikshank.  He was a 1961 graduate of Clay County High School where he was a member of the band and played the tuba. Simpson attended WVU.IT. He loved astronomy and looking at and studying the stars, Ham radios and was a jack of all trades. He was a member and a deacon at the Lick Fork Baptist Church, where he also played the piano, taught Sunday school and was a Sunday school superintendent.  In years past he was a member of the Sun Lighters Quartet and the Neal Family Singers.  He was retired from Sears with 32 years of service. He was the best dad and papaw in the world. He was very proud of his grand daughters and his three great-grandchildren.  Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, of 53 years, Martha Neal of Bickmore; daughter, Tammy Neal Cooper and husband Bill of Gauley Bridge; granddaughters, Kelli Grubb and husband Shandon of Fayetteville; Stephanie Oxley and husband James of Hinton; great-grandchildren, Dillon Grubb, Adalynn Grubb and Piper Oxley; several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  Funeral service will be held noon, Monday, September 17, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Ministers John Osborne and Justin Neal officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Neal family.
 

Sept 9 2018  Carmel Lynn Fitzwater, 87, of Bickmore, entered into rest Friday, September 7, 2018. Born January 31, 1931 in Fola, he was the son of the late Morgan and Ursula (Price) Fitzwater. In addition to his parents, Carmel was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gene Fitzwater; brothers, Creedis, Edsel and Ceril Fitzwater; and sister, Ermel Taylor. Carmel is survived by his son, Greg Fitzwater; sister, Verna Taylor both of Bickmore; many nieces, nephews, and friends .  Graveside service will be held 2:30 P.M. Monday, September 10, 2018 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Gary Drake officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. To 2:00 P.M. at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Fitzwater family.

Sept 9 2018  On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Marcus Lee Sigman, 14, was chosen by the lord to start his search for that big honey hole in the sky.  Which he has undoubtedly tested every water hole in site.  On March 26, 2004 our family was blessed with two beautiful babies. Marcus and his twin brother and partner in crime, Mason. Marcus grew into a handsome young man, he however was never alone. If you saw Marcus, Mason wasn’t far behind.  Marcus enjoyed playing football, playing in the creek, if you couldn’t find him, you for sure knew he was doing what he loved, fishing. He loved his family as much as they loved him. He attended Clay and Calhoun Schools, where he acquired many friends. He had a smile that was contagious, but You knew he was up to something when you saw his crooked smile. He had a heart of gold.  Marcus is survived by his mother Monica (Kenneth) Nicholas; father Jerry (Geneva) Sigman; siblings, whom he loved and cherished so much, Logan Allen, Mason Bouie, and Kayleigh Lynn Sigman; also 4 step brothers; aunts and uncles, Aunt K and Uncle A (Kari and Andrew), Aunt Nana (Kourtney) and Dakota, Uncle Skyler (Kaitlyn) Sears, Uncle Nate and Brittany Sigman; grandparents: Terry (Denny) Fowler, Donald Tallhammer, Doris Sigman, Gregory (Susan) Sigman; great- grandparents, Thelma (Jerry) Carte and Nancy Sigman; cousins, Mia and Cain Sigman, Kole and Duke Persinger; step-grandparents, Timothy and Dawn Nicholas, Denny Sr. and Mary Fowler.  He is proceeded in death by his great-grandparents, Gary Jarvis, Ronald Sigman, and Thelma Sears. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on September 9, 2018 at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc. in Arnoldsburg, WV with Pastor Geoffrey Hamrick officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m.  Interment will follow at Coen Cemetery located in Nebo, WV.   Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com
 

Sept 1 2018  Naomi Ruth Cunningham (Templeton), 80, of Ivydale, passed away August 30, 2018, after a long illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Sara Templeton; infant son, Cunningham; sister, Betty Lawhorn; brothers, Ray Templeton and David Templeton; brother- in- law, Frank Edman. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dennis M. Cunningham, Jr.; daughter, Theresa Cunningham Donze; sisters, Rose Edman of Uniontown, OH, Belle (Marvin) Holmes of Uniontown, OH, Linda (Denny) Frame of Tallmadge, OH, Mary (Julius) Landrum of Akron, OH; brothers, Danny (Debbie) Templeton of Akron, OH; sister- in- law, Martha Templeton;  brothers-in -law, Roy (Holly) Cunningham of Duck, Jerry Cunningham, Bruce Cunningham of Ivydale; grandsons, Joshua Asbury and Ryan Donze, both of Akron, OH; great-granddaughter, Peyton Asbury, and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Naomi had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed by all.   She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, OH, with 37 years of service and retired with her husband to Ivydale.  She remained dedicated and a member of Ernest Angley's Grace Cathedral. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 5, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Gary Drake officiating.  Burial will be in the Duffield Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cunningham family.

Aug 30 2018  Roy Jackson Nida Jr. well known as “JACK”. He was the only son of Roy Jackson Nida Sr. and Ruby Gladys Looney. He was born on December 02, 1930 in Amma, West Virginia. He attended Amma Elementary School, Spencer High School where he won the school championship in table tennis. Jack joined the U.S.A.F and spent the next four years at Lockland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas as a Supply Sergeant. Jack attended Charleston School of Commerce where he graduated with a diploma in Accounting. He also attended Morris Harvey College, now Charleston University where he studied Chemistry and Engineering. He worked at Union Carbide, and founded Advanced Chemicals Products/ Neoprene International Corp.. He lived at Amma, Boston, Chicago and Atlanta.  Jack married his lovely wife Norma Jean Nida on August 28,1959; he had two children, Randall and Sandra, Jack had daughter in- law Zuany; three grandchildren.,Randall Jr., James Jackson and Thomas Jefferson.  Jack enjoyed playing musical instruments, writing, gardening, genealogy, traveling, hunting and fishing. Jack was small business owner, musician, veteran and writer. Jack was the author of “The Family Von Nida, From Germany to America 1262-1998”. He attended historical society meetings and was a “Son of the American Revolution”. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given to him. Jack’s biggest concern was caring for his wife Jean after she suffered a stroke. We all think he did a great job taking care of her.  We will miss you Jack. Rest in Peace. Memorial Service will be held  6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Newton Baptist Church, 790 Hollywood Rd- Newton, WV-25266 You may send condolences to the family at:www.barlowbonsall.com  Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Aug 30 2018   Beulah White, 86, of Bomont, entered into rest August 28, 2018. Born February 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Vena (Salyer) Bullard. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ted White; and daughter, Robin Daily. Beulah is survived by her daughters, Peggy Bragg of Leon, Wilma Smith of North Dakota and Sheila Samples of Bomont; son, Ronnie White of Roanoke, VA; eight grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Beulah was a devout Christian and a member of Burke Church of Procious.  She loved writing recipes for the Clay County Free Press for 30 years.  She loved quilting and embroidering. Loved being around people and never met a stranger.  Beulah will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M.  Saturday, September 1,  at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Clark Samples Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Twistabout, Procious. Friend may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the White family.

William "Billy" Gratz August 12, 1947 - August 12, 2018  William “Billy” Gratz, age 71, of Lorain, passed away while under the care of New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, at his home surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born on August 12, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, but raised in West Virginia. After Clay High graduation, he moved to Lorain. Billy was a left hand body floor man for Ford Motor Company, Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake for 35 years, before retiring from there in 2003. After retirement, he kept himself out of trouble by working as a bus monitor for First Student. While working there, he was proudly part of the group that affectionately referred to themselves as “The Dream Team.” Billy truly enjoyed what he did and always looked forward to going to work. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Any free time he had, Billy loved to get out and cruise on his Harley anywhere he could. He liked being outside and enjoying the warm sunshine. You could usually find him sitting outside of his house just being content watching the traffic go by, if he wasn’t out on his bike. He liked working crossword puzzles and playing solitaire on the computer. His greatest love in life was his grandchildren. They had a special place in his heart that he cherished. William is survived by his wife of 21 years, Martha Sue (nee Schrader) Gratz, his children; Timothy (Amanda) Gratz, Steven (Billie Jo) Gratz, Robert (Connie) Gratz, Clayton Parker, and Scotty Parker, his 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and his siblings; Barb, Wilma, Richard, Sharon, Ronald, and Naomi. He was preceded in death by a son, David, in 2002, his parents; William Henry Sr., and Edith Grace (nee Boals) Gratz, and 2 sisters; Rosemary and Pauline. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 15, from 4 – 8 pm, in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, where his funeral service will be held on Thursday, at 10:00 am. The Rev. Jerry Rogers, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. The family would like to suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053. To send an online condolence, go to www.dovinreberjones.com.

Aug 28 2018 Jerry Bryant Bird  passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Born January 25, 1965, in Charleston, he was the son of Jerry and the late Peggy (Hunt) Bird. He graduated from Clay County High School and attended West Virginia Tech.  Jerry was employed by the West Virginia Public Service Commission, Electronics Technician for the Transportation Enforcement Division. Bryan’s favorite vacation destination was Folly Beach, South Carolina and he enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing and cheering on the Mountaineers! In addition to his father, left to mourn his death is his only sister, Tammy Bragg; two sons, Andrew and Vincent Bird; and many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, September 2, at Ovapa Church of God, 43 Ovapa Church Road, Ovapa, WV, 25164 Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Aug 23 2018 Martha May Tilley, 94, of Charlton Heights, went home to be be with her heavenly Father on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston after a sudden breakdown. Born April 27, 1924 in Greenbrier County, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma (Chrisman) Akers. She was also preceded in death by her son Larry Alan Tilley. Mrs. Tilly was a homemaker and much much more. Survivors include her daughter, Susan (Bill) Sult of Columbus, Oh; grandchildren, Camellia Snover of New Mexico, Lee Ann Grose of Charlton Heights, Sharon Hanson of Columbus, OH,   Kathy Hill of Columbus, OH; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held   1:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge with Minister Jim Neeson officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens. Glasgow. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Tilley family.

Aug 2018  Evelyn Potter, 74, of Indore, entered into rest Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Born December 4, 1943 in Buffalo, NY,   she was the daughter of the late Alford and Mavis  Bonkoske. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Alexander Potter; sons, Alexander Potter III and Andy Potter; daughter, Mary Neal; seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild on the way; brother, Russell Boukgske and sister, Janet Cooper. A memorial service will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Potter family.

Aug 13 2018  Roger Glen "MOON" Mullins, 68, entered into rest on August 10, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Tressie (Legg) Mullins, and his grandson, Jeremy Ferrebee. He is survived by his wife Peach, and best friend, Sadie, of Clay, daughter, Tressi Mullins, step-daughters, Jennifer Douglas, Beth and Janet Ferrebee, and Anita (Benny) McKinney, sister, Dorothy Fitzwater and brother, Sammy Mullins.  Grandchildren, Daniel, Emily, Hannah, Dylan, Josh, Adam, Jake, John, Chelsea and Jarod.  2 great-grandchildren. He and his wife are the owners of Peach's Place in Procious.  He served in Viet Nam for the United States Army. Moon was a retired pipeliner for the Louisiana Labors Union, Local #692. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the Big Knob Hunting Club and was a volunteer for the annual Wallback Lake Youth Fishing Derby and Buffalo Creek Recreational Trail. He will be missed by many loving friends. A memorial service will be held at Sizemore Farm, Maysel Hill and follow the signs, on Saturday , August 18, 2018, at 3:00 PM.  Military Rites will be by Clay V.F.W. Post #4419. Family will receive friends 1 hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Clay County High School Cheerleading, 1 Panther Drive, Clay, WV 25043. Complete obituary may be seen at elkfuneralhome.com  Elk Funeral Home 2001Pennsylvania Ave. Charleston, WV 25303 is honored to serve the Mullins Family

Aug 11 2018 Marie Tucker, 86, of Ivydale, entered into rest Friday, August 10, 2018. Born April 9, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Daisy (James) Morris.  Marie is survived by her sons, Jerry and David Tucker; daughters, Mary Nelson and Shelba Tucker; 2 grandchildren, Chad Noel and Jason Tucker; 2 great-grandchildren, Tucker Noel and Victory Noel; brother, Charles Morris; and sister, Virginia Chapman. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M.  Monday, August 13, 2018 at Tucker Cemetery, Ivydale. On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith is honored to be serving the Tucker family.

Aug 11 2018  M. Scott Gibson, 80, of Flatwoods, WV passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Bellaire at Devonshire assisted living facility in Scott Depot, WV. He was born on August 12, 1937 in Charleston, WV to the late Luther Gibson and Gladys (Strickland) Gibson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Barbara Underwood.  Scott in survived by wife, Margaret (Self) Gibson whom he shared 45 years of marriage together. Scott is also survived by, son M. Scott Gibson, Jr. and wife, Crystal of Clay, WV; daughters Pamela Thistlethwaite and husband, Danny of South Charleston, WV and Amy Arrington and husband, Joe of Gallipolis Ferry, WV. Also surviving grandchildren Ian Thistlethwaite, Alex Thistlethwaite Parra and husband Carlos, Trent Gibson, Kylie Arrington, and Colton Arrington, and great-grandchildren, Daniella and Lily Parra . In addition to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and is survived by one brother, Morgan Gibson and wife, Joyce of Clay, WV, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He graduated from Clay County High School and then attended Glenville State College, and later the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He was a longtime member of the West Virginia Funeral Director Association. Scott spent many years at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home, in Clay County, WV. He owned and operated the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home from 1972 until his health declined and was unable to. He was a member of the Strange Creek Masonic Lodge #130 AF and AM . He was a past Director of the City National Banks.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Gibson-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621. Following visitatiation funeral services will be held in the Stockert-Gibson-Paletti Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m. with the Reverend Sheila Baughman officiating. Interment will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, WV. Fond memories and condolences can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com.  The Stockert-Gibson-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV feels privileged to support and assist the Gibson family in honoring their loved one.

Aug 11 2018   Charles VanKirk, 87, of Indore, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on August 9, 2018 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born August 1, 1931 in Enoch, he was the son of the  late James and Elvra (Ramsey) VanKirk.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Harry, Dallas and Homer VanKirk; sister, Gladys Bowers. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He loved his family with all of his heart.  Charles honorably served his country in Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beverly VanKirk; two children, Todd (Lori) VanKirk and Jennifer VanKirk; brother, Spurgeon VanKirk; five grandchildren, Brittni  VanKirk, Jerry Mullins, Corey Mullins, Derek and Mary Wynn whom he adored.  Charles also left behind many other family members who love him dearly. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 14, at Sunrise Cemetery, Beechy Ridge, Indore, with Ministers, Berry McCune and Don Dobbins. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the VanKirk family.

Aug 11 2018  David Allen Goode, 57, of Maysel, was taken from his family on Monday, August 6, 2018. Born February 28, 1961, in Summersville, he was the son of Sarah (Shamblin) Goode and the late Homer Goode. He was a member of the Clay County Lodge 97 and the Local 369 Pipeline’s union. In addition to his mother, David is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tina (Vaughan); his sons, Justin (Britney) and Matthew; granddaughter, Kennedy; brother, Donald; sister, Marsha; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 11, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dennis Legg officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with a Masonic service. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwislonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Smith funeral home is honored to be serving the Goode family.

Aug 7 2018   Joshua Dayton Burdette, 36 of Bomont, entered into rest Sunday, August 5, 2018, Born September 15, 1981 in Charleston, he was the son of Debra (Belt) Tinnel and the late Lester Burdette. In addition to his mother Joshua is survived by his son, Christopher Burdette and daughter, Payton Elise McDonough Burdette; brothers, Wallace Tinnel Jr., Lester Burdette Jr and Gary Wayne Burdette and sister, Britney Jarrell. Funeral service will be held noon Monday 13, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Timothy Hobbs officiating.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Burdette family.

Aug 7 2018   Stella Samples, 88, of Bomont, entered into rest Saturday, August 4, 2018. Born December 19, 1929 in Hookerville, WV, she was the daughter of the late French and Vesta (Ward) Boggs.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Denver “Buck” Samples; brother, Dennis Boggs; sisters, Beulah Bryant and Millie Hill.  Stella is survived by her brothers, Dallas, David and Dale Boggs; sisters, Violet Belcher, Virginia Evans, Susie Belcher, Sylvia McCorne and Ruth Taylor; several niece and nephews, great niece and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 10, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister David Boggs officiating.  Burial will be in Samples Cemetery, Procious. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. A special thanks to her caregiver Tammi Shinn. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhone.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Samples family.

July 31 2018  Vera Lee (Gray) Daniels, 84, of Prosperity, entered into rest July 29, 2018. Born July 23, 1934 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Hazel (Gibson) Gray. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Daniels; and son Jonathon Daniels. Vera is survived by daughters, Vera Lynn Jarrett of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Patricia Hoskins of Beckley, Debbie Daniels and Rita Williams both of Prosperity; Eleven grand children; 30 great-grandchildren and elven great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon Grey of FL; and sister, Leola Linkinoggor of Wallback. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay, with Minister Gaylord Taylor officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Daniels family.

July 31 2018   Shirley Ann (Proctor) Winebrenner, 78, Gauley Bridge passed away July 27, 2018. Born December 1, 1939 in Fayette Co,   she was the daughter of the late    Lonsford “Red” and Alice (Brown) Proctor. She was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. Shirley is survived by her husband of 61 years, Byron Winebrenner of Gauley Bridge; son, Dean Winebrenner of Gauley Bridge; daughter, Keli Winebrenner of Boomer;  Anita Reid of London & Linda  Winebrenner Dubee sister-n-law, of  Gauley Bridge; grandchildren Ryan Brown, Josh Winebrenner, Tate Winebrenner, Jospeh Eckert; and 5 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and family members. Funeral Service will be held 3 P.M Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church in Gauley Bridge   with Minister William “Bill” Kincaid officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery, Ansted. Friends may gather with family one prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hubbard House (Charleston) or Gauley Bridge Baptist Church. On-line condolences may be sent to  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Winebrenner family.

July 28 2018  Paul Andrew Rose, 89, of Ivydale, entered into rest Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Born June 18, 1929 in Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul and Goldie Rose. He did most of the surveying work for I-79 and was a member of the Charleston Moose Lodge. Paul is survived by his children, Timothy A. Rose, Jerome L. Rose and Joyce K. Rose. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 31, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Smith officiating. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhomee.com Wilson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rose family.

July 24 2018  Luana Francis (Stewart) Sizemore, 74, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, July 23, 2018, Born October 4, 1943 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Maudie Gay (Graham) Stewart. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Sizemore. She was former magistrate of Clay.  Francis is survived by her sons, Edward Jesse Sizemore II of Charleston, Johnny A. Sizemore IV of Gallipolis, Ohio; daughter, Lee Sizemore Dorgan of Victorville, CA; six grandchildren, Davison Scott and Anna Rosa Dorgan, Luana Sizemore, E.J. Sizemore III, Elliot Isaac Ruiz and John A. Sizemore Flores X; brother, Johnny Stewart of Maysel; sisters, Racheal Linda Rhodes of Clay, Betty Stalnaker of Dearborn, MI and Nona Stephenson Carte of Clay. A memorial service will be held 1:00 Saturday, July 28, at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Jim Davis officiating. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Smith is honored to be serving the Sizemore family.

July 22 2018  Josephine Faye Tanner, 87, of Ivydale, entered into rest Saturday, July 21, 2018. Born July 14, 1931 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Sadie (Barber) Eagle. Josephine is survived by her son, Ricki Vickers; sister, Nancy Smith; brothers, Jim and Everett Eagle; and one grandson, Nathan Vickers. Visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M Thursday, July 26, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. There will be no funeral service. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Tanner family.

Myrtie “Jo” (Conley) Singleton, 85, of 586 Front Street, Burnsville, WV slipped away during the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Singleton was born on August 28, 1932 at Benny’s Run, WV to the late Roy “Hub” David Conley and Sis (Ratliff) Conley.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two infant children William and Marty, brother Phillip Conley, sisters Betty Williams, Madeline Shock, son in law Cermit Ramsey, brother-in-law Ray Williams, and brother-in-law Thermon Shock   On November 3, 1952 she married her loving husband of 65 years Marvin F. Singleton who survives.  Also surviving are children Scott W. Singleton and wife Robin of Burnsville, WV, JoAnn “Sis” Ramsey of Clay, WV, David “Will” K. Singleton and wife Brenda of Weston, Kathy L. Rush and husband Jerry of Moorefield, WV, Karen K. Singleton and husband Donald of Heaters, WV. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, children, great- grandchildren, siblings she is survived by brother Jack Conley of Salem, WV, sister Lillian M. Singleton of West Milford, WV, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Singleton Graduated from Burnsville High School with the class of 1951.  Mrs. Singleton was a hard worker she worked in Ohio in the factories for Triad Steel, Leesville Plant making automobile parts, Varbos Factory making plastic moldings, the Bluewater Seafood processing plant, and in West Virginia at the 79er Restaurant in Burnsville, and the Lloyds Restaurant in Flatwoods, WV.  In her spare time she enjoyed to fish, and tried to make it to play cards every week, and enjoyed to travel some of her favorite trips were to Florida and in Tennessee where she visited Knoxville, Dollywood, and Graceland.  Mrs. Singleton was a truly selfless person she always put everyone else first especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Family will receive friends on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV  26621 from 5-8 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Doug Smailes officiating.  Interment will follow Funeral Services in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens in Heaters, WV. Fond memories and condolences can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com. The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods will be assisting the Singleton Family in honoring the Life of Myrtie “Jo” (Conley) Singleton.

July 21 2018   “In a bittersweet moment, another Angel has found her wings, and has set off on a flight safe into the arms of God and to those who have gone before her.”   Kimberly Dawn Blake Prince, 40, of Beckley passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018. Kimberly was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Paul and Norma Blake; her maternal grandparents, Dennis and Betty Hill.  Surviving are her parents, Paul and Ruth Ann Blake of Fayetteville; brother, Dr. Trey Blake and wife Ashlee of Ona; two daughters, Alex and Abby; two grandchildren; and companion Sam Meadows. Kimberly is to be cremated and a private committal service will be held at a later date at the Adams Family Cemetery, Ivydale. These services will be conducted by the Rev. Mack Canterbury.  Donations in her honor are to be made to the charity of your choosing. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith funeral home is honored to be serving the Blake family.

July 11 2018  Billy Beasley, 84, of Ivydale entered into rest Monday, July 9, 2018. Born October 2, 1935 in O’Brien, he was the son of the late John and Tina (Duffield) Beasley Billy is survived by his sons, Clifford “Kip” Beasley of Elizabeth, Curly Beasley and Frankie Beasley both of Ivydale; daughters, Rebeca Truman of Wallback, Tammy Beasley of Nebo, Sandra Roush of Elizabeth and Betty Davis of Williamstown; sisters, Mary Cranmore of Ashland, Katie Gardner of Stafford Sprig, Conn, Vannie Hebert of Nitro and Dorothy Summers of Wadsworth, Oh; seven grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday, July 13, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Beasley Family.

July 9 2018   Sandra Joyce (Gould) Metz, 78, of Washington, WV, entered into rest, Saturday, July, 7, 2018. Born June 24, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Irene Gould.  In addition to her parents Sandra was also preceded in death by her husband Carl (Jimmy) Metz. Sandra is survived by her son, Jamie Metz of Bristol ; daughters, Carla Gudorf of Cambridge, Oh;, Pamela Hornbeck of Washington and Tamara Metz of Washington; seven  grand children and five great-grandchildren;  brothers, Jerry Gould of Indore and Jay Gould of Montgomery; sisters, Sue Boggs of Indore and Sharon Fitzwater of Charlotte, N.C.   Funeral service will be held 2:00 Friday, July 13, 2018 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Dennis Legg officiating.  Burial will follow in Cline Cemetery, Indore.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 12, at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneraal.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Metz family.

July 9 2018   Auddis “Bum” Gray, 84, of Clay, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018. Born August 19, 1933 in Swandale, he was the son, of the late Shannon and Marie Gray. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Wanita Gray. Auddis work for the Hoop and Holler Phone Company owned by Murry Smith and later retired from Contel Phone Company after 33 years of service. He loved his camp in Lilly, hunting, fishing, woodworking and going to summer / fall festivals and meeting people. Auddis also loved WVU football  and basketball, loved being a Mountaineer and his Mt. Dew. Auddis is survived by his son, Michael (Mary) Gray of VA; grandchildren, Michael W. (Cassie) Gray Jr. of WV, Sabrina (Jason) Taylor of Ohio, Christopher (Linnea) Ball of S.C., Michael (Kristina) Ball of WV, Melanie Nisbett of N.C; several  great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 12, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dennis Legg officiating.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gray family.

July 9 2018 Vera Ellen (Rhodes) Truman, 64 of Clay, entered into rest, July 5, 2018. Born November 1, 1953 in Maysel, she was the daughter, of the late Hoarse and Nellie (Repskey) Rhodes. Vera is survived by her sons, Andrew (Wanda) Truman Jr., of Maysel, Christopher (Renee) Truman of Ivydale and Jason (Teresa)Truman of Indore and daughter, Jennifer (Thomas Gaston) Nutter of Clay; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Kim and Frances; brothers, Terry, Oliver and Ronald. A special thanks to her niece Betsy Rhodes. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Truman family.

July 6 2018  Christina (Albright) Jones, 35, of Glasgow, formerly of Clay, received her angelic wings on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Born August 10, 1982, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of Helen Ann (Harold) Cummings. Christy spent her childhood in Clay and is a 1998 graduate of Clay County High School. After a few years spent as a CNA, fate brought her back to her high school sweetheart Jeremiah Jones; they were married June 22, 2005, from their love two children were born, Madison Hope Albright Jones (13) and Allison Faith Jones (9) they were her most valuable treasures. She devoted herself to being a great wife and mother.  Wherever she went she made the best of everything, she was always smiling and trying to help others.  In addition to her mother and step father; husband; and daughter; Christy leaves behind her brothers, Thomas Albright, Brandon White; sisters, Karen O’Neil, BJ and Norma Jean and many in laws; nieces and nephews; and a couple of special friends, Terri Justice and Chris Armstrong, whom Christy loved dearly. Family and friend and others whose lives were touched by Christy are invited to the Funeral Service that will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to reminisce and celebrate Christy’s life and love on Saturday, July 7,at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minster Joyce Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Morris – Exline   Cemetery, Leatherwood.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
Wilson-Shamblin Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jones family.

June 29 2018   Della Wanda (Gregory) Moore, 85, of Boomer, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Montgomery. She was a retail clerk at GC Murphy Department Store and a member of the Boomer Baptist Church. Born September 23, 1932, in Huntington, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Franklin and Lennie Virginia (Spears) Gregory. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Moore; and brother, Gordon Gregory; and sister, Ruby Rogers Left to cherish her memory are her nephew, Gordon (Mary) Gregory of Prosperity; step-daughter, Linda (Arlie) Johnson of OH; step-sons, Lee (Doris) Moore of OH, Lonnie Moore, Jr., Keith (Cindy) Moore of MD, William (Mary) Taylor of NC; nieces, Debbie (Joe) Myer of FL, Gloria Jean (Mickey) Notch of NC, Carolyn Ann Hunt, Marie (Charles) Williams, Kay (Mike) Ward, and Susan (Joe) Rose, all of Oak Hill; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services to celebrate Della’s life will take place 11:00 A.M. Tuesday July 3 at New Heights Baptist Church, Charlton Heights, with Rev. James Neeson officiating.  Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Friends may join the family for a visitation one hour prior to the service time. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Della Wanda Moore.

June 28 2018  Roy Naylor, 71, of Summersville, entered into rest Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Born November 15, 1946 in Montgomery, he was the son of the late Roy and Flora (Miller) Naylor. In addition to his parents Roy is preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Naylor and grandchild, Michael Naylor; and several brothers and sisters. Roy is survived by his wife, Sharon Naylor of Summersville, sons, Jack (Kimberly) Naylor of Drennen, Roy (Angela) Naylor of Summersville, Tammie Seivers of TN; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 2, 2018 at Alta Church of God, Alta, with Minister Paul Young. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Naylor family.

June 28 2018   Agnes Ferrebee, 85, of Hansford Fork, Maysel, entered into rest Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Born January 26, 1933 in Ivydale, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ivy (Fitzwater) Williams.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Andrew “Bud” Ferrebee; granddaughters, Stephanie Ferrebee and Tammy Ferrebee; brothers, Gary “Red” Williams; sisters Marie, Ruth, Jean and Sandy. Agnes is survived by her daughters, Jana (Earl) Elliott of Lizemores and Christa Ferrebee of Clay; sons, Timothy “Tim” (Tina) Ferrebee of Wallback, Richard (Debbie) Ferrebee of Maysel, David Allen Ferrebee of Duncannon, Pa., Robert “Rob” Ferrebee of Maysel, Charles “Chuck” (Bridgett) of Ravenna, KY; 37 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Williams; sisters, Chris, Dottie, Avis, Mary Lou and Kathrine; and her good friends Rose Cottrell.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home with Minister Earl Elliott officiating.  Burial will be in Summers/Ferrebee Cemetery, Wallback. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the funeral at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral home is honored to be serving the Ferrebee family.

June 28 2018 Eli Witt, 9 months old, entered into rest Monday, June 25, 2018.  Born September 21, 2017 in Morgantown, he is the son of Justin and Courtney (Lane) Witt. In addition to his parents, Eli is survived by his brothers, Laylah and Levi Witt; grandparents, Angie and Frankie Lane, Kathy Craft; great-grandparents, Joy and Jerry Reed, Frank and Cathy Lane and Julie and Guy Foster Jr. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 1, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Junior Holley officiating.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfunerahome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Witt family.

June 25 2018  O. Gene King Sr., 81, of Clay, entered into rest June 17, 2018. Born August 19, 1937, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Robert Preston King and Mamie Ethel Woodrum King. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Garrett King, Earl King, and Jerry King. His sisters, Nina Faye King, Irene Hardman, Ivy Wells, and Agnes Beckett also preceded him in death. Gene served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1958. He was retired from Union Carbide where he worked for 20-plus years. He also worked as the Clay Chief of Police and later as a Clay County Court Bailiff. Gene was an avid WVU fan and active in local politics. Gene was always giving of his time for others and served the people of Clay County as a member of the Clay Board of Education for over 35 years. He also actively participated in the Lion's Club and Masonic Order of Masons. Survivors include his son, O. Gene King Jr. (Angie) of Clay and daughter Kathy (Marion) Roby of Harrisville; two grandchildren, Robert Roby and Jennifer Roby; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Oxley; and several nieces and nephews. O. Gene King Sr. donated his body to WVU School of Medicine for research. A memorial service will be determined at a later date at the convenience of the family.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Lung Association.
 

June 23 2018   Emily Kay Dobbins entered into rest Friday, June 22, 2018. Emily was a loving mother of 8, faithful wife of 59 years. Infectious smile and a beautiful soul. Loved the color blue, and gave her entire life in service to GOD and family  She is truly loved, and will be missed. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 25,  beginning at 1:00PM at the Sam Cemetery, Procious, WV , with Minister John Casey officiating  Wilson Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Dobbins Family.

June 22 2018  Clay - Hazel Reedy Shearer, a beautiful and Godly woman, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2018.  Hazel’s journey began on October 6, 1927 in Bickmore; she was the second of four daughters of Jesse and Ocie Osborne Reedy. In 1943, while a student at Clay County High School, Hazel met the very handsome Russell Patrick Shearer (Pat) of Clay.  Truly smitten from the beginning, Pat tried to convince Hazel to marry him when they were only 13 years old.  They both went on to graduate, and Hazel also graduated from Glenville State College with her teaching degree in 1950, while Pat went on to serve our country in the military.  The two lovebirds finally married at the age of 25 on January 9, 1953 at Hazel’s parent’s home in Bickmore. After marrying, Pat and Hazel quickly began their family.  Their children are:  Russell Patrick (Joyce) Shearer, Jr., Rachel Frances Shearer (Rocky) Osborne, Roberta Reedy Shearer (Barry) Faile and Ritchie Jesse Shearer. Hazel’s grandchildren, Adam (Natalie) Osborne; Amanda (Stan) Souder; Andrew (Charity) Osborne; Anthony Osborne; Russell (Seanna) Shearer; Michael (Megan) Shearer; Abraham (Holly) Osborne; Avery Osborne and her great grandchildren, Hailey; Adrian; Layton and Colton Osborne; Isabella Souder; Ava; Lucy and August Shearer and Kamryn Vankirk were the light of her life.
Hazel was a member of Clay First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed participating in the outdoor drama, “Solomon’s Secret,” spending time at the beach and caring for the family cemetery. Hazel spent her teaching career working in the Clay County School system, retiring in 1987.  She started the first girls’ basketball, track and softball programs.  She received much recognition as a coach including New River Valley Coach of the Year, WV Coaches Association Coach of the Year and Runner-Up for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year.  In 2016 she was inducted into the CCHS Athletic Hall of Fame.  Hazel could hit basketball shots from half court and once made 58 foul shots in a row. Until her illness, Hazel remained active believing exercise could cure many ailments.  She walked daily with her dog Lucky and she loved to mow grass, swim and play with her grandchildren.  She was fearless and was the calm in many storms. Hazel’s husband Pat preceded her in death, as well as her youngest son Jesse;  her parents and her sisters;  June George, Mae Workman and Nancy Legg and her brother Lanzo Moore. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 23 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Wilson Shamblin Smith Funeral Home in Clay. The funeral service will be officiated by Rocky Osborne on Sunday, June 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Clay First Baptist Church, Clay, WV.  Burial will follow at the Reedy Cemetery, Bickmore. Hazel’s family would like to thank her special angels, Pam Truman, Sonja Horrock, Edie Sanders, Angie Butler, Amber Ball, Cheryl Harper, Tina Curry, Frances Carter, Trista Rush, Doris Stone, Rachel Truman and Janice Moore for helping with her care over the past few years. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

June 20 2018   Daphney Joe Stone, 43 of Clay passed away June 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her sister, Louise Jackson. Daphney was a loving wife and mother to her eight children and three grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband, James Stone; parents, Tom and Connie Hall; children, Brittany, Thomas, Jessica, Callie, Mandie, Lacy, Breana and Graceland; grandchildren, Dawson, Lilliana and a baby grand-daughter to be born this summer. She is also survived by her brother, Jeremy Jackson and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held June 23, 2018 at Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church, in Adonijah (Clay County) WV. Friends and family may gather from 6-8pm. Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, WV.

June 20,2018  Barbara June Fitzwater, 80, of Dixie, entered into rest Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Born June 30, 1937 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Wilford and Ada (Legg) Holcomb. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fitzwater. Barbara is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Melanie and Danny Foster of Craigsville, granddaughters, Amy Reed of Gauley Bridge, Brandi and Matt Turner of Oak Hill, grandson, Casey Foster of Craigsville, great-grandchildren, Ashton Reed of Fayetteville, Bretton Turner and Brynlee Turner both of Oak Hill; sisters, Patricia (Richard) White of Aulander, N.C., Wilma (Buddy) Duncan of Alum Ridge, Va., Romona (John) Tuggle of Oak Hill; brothers, Wilbur (June) Holcomb of Indore, Jimmie (Mary) Holcomb of Maysel and Darius (Pam) Holcomb of Indore.  Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, June 22, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dennis Legg officiating.  Burial will be in Cline Cemetery, Indore. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith funeral home is honored to be serving the Fitzwater family..

June 18 2018   Mary Reed Ward, 92, of Clay, entered into rest Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born October 10, 1925, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Edward Ray and Lulu (Wilson) Reed. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lemoyne Ward and brother and sister-in-law James and Helen Reed. Mary is survived by her nephew, Charles (Danielle) Reed and their daughter Julianne; great-nephews, James Reed Jr., Andrew Reed, Eric Reed and Austin Reed, and Brian Reed; great nieces, Erin Gallagher, Sarah Johnson and Jennifer Reed. Funeral service will be held Noon, Wednesday, June 20, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minters Wilma and Don Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Clay. Friends may gather with family two hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.  The family extends immeasurable gratitude for the kindness of Cassandra Jerrell, she was Mary’s closest friend and confidant.  The steadfast strength and support of   David Pritt allowed Mary to stay in her home, Kris and David Kept Mary in comfort without need.  Any gifts, funds, or flowers could be directed to the Clay United Methodists church.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith is honored to be serving the Reed family.

June 14 2018   Vera Jean Grose, 68, of Left hand, entered into rest Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Born August 24, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Clay and Cloe (Truman) Cottrell. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her, daughter, Kimberly Cloe Traub; sister, Evelyn Lowers; brothers, Shirley, Delmar and Richard Cottrell. Vera is survived by her companion Paul “Tiny” Keaton; children, Earnest Mickeal (Bobbi Jo) Traub, Tina L (Shannon) Sowards and Eddie Joe (Carrie) Traub; grandkids, Alisha, Jeremy, Billy, Darrell, Tyler, Jacob and Dakota; great-grandkids, Landyn, Dixie, Brynlen, Austin and Lane; brothers, Nolan, Roy and Kenneth Cottrell; and sisters, Betty Sorrell and Loretta Truman. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 16, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in the Keaton family cemetery, Left Hand. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family would like donation be made to Hubbard Hospice House. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Grose family.

Ledford William Woods, 74, of Dille, WV passed away, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 21, 1943 in Clay County, WV the son of the late Otis Gill & Pluma Young Woods. Also preceding him in death is his wife, Linda Joyce King Woods; several brothers and sisters.  Ledford was a Coal Miner, loved to fish and hunt from deer season to turkey season. He also dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sons, Harvey Woods of Dille, Alvie Woods of Strange Creek; daughters, Sue Runion of Clay, WV, Terry Johnson, Patricia Woods and Linda Kay Woods all of Harrison, WV; sisters, Judy Butcher of Dille, Cheryl Starcher of IN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, June 9 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Strange Creek with Rev. Wayne Litton officiating. Upon his request there will be no visitation. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is honored to be serving the Woods family.

June 11 2018  Debra Kay Bloir, 56, of Dille, entered into rest Sunday, June 10, 2018. Born November 19, 1961, in Spencer, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Betty (Ramsey) McKinney.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother, Elwood McKinney and sister, Carolyn Drake. Debra is survived by her husband, Richard Bloir of Dille, sons, Lyle (Crystal) Burrns of Ohio   and Randolph Burns of Dille; daughter, Jodie (Matt) Davis; three grandchildren, Hannah, Caleb and Tyler Burns and one great-grandson Bentley; and brother, James “Bub” McKinney of Clay.  Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Thursday, June 14, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  Burial will follow in Ramsey Cemetery, Dog Run. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bloir family.

June 11 2018  Dessie Mae Morris, 71, of Lizemores, entered into rest Friday, June 8, 2018. Born April 20, 1947 in Beaver Falls, PA, she was the daughter of the late Wetzel and Cora (Walton) Pritt.  Dessie is survived by husband, Roland Morris Sr.; daughter, Lisa Tassitino; sons, Roland (Tammy) Morris Jr., Curtis (Vicky) Morris and Roger (Tina) Morris; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Bell Creek Baptist Church, Dixie, with Pastor Shane Wynn officiating.  Burial will be in E.B. Morris Cemetery, Lizemores.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Morris family.

June 8 2018   Carol Diann Malcomb Smith, 53, of Ivydale, entered into rest Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born July 12, 1964, in Gassaway, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edgar and Leona (Williams) Malcomb.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Murl Malcomb. She worked as a CNA for 16 years and touched so many lives.  Carol’s favorite thing in life besides looking forward to WVU football was setting on the porch watching nature and talking about how much she loved her children and her family. Not a day went by for Carol   when she did not say “I love my family”.   Carol is survived by her husband, Jason Smith; son, Patrick Smith; and daughter, Jennifer Cutlip; sisters, Connie (Kessel) Knicely and Cathy Malcomb; several nieces and nephew that she cherished as if they were her own kids. Funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 12, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister David McLaughlin officiating.  There will be a private burial in Smith Family Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may gather with family two hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Smith family.

June 4 2018  Bradford Allen Salisbury, 86, of Clay, entered into rest, Sunday, June 3, 2018. Born May 1, 1932 in Enoch, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Barbara (Hamrick) Salisbury.  Bradford was born at home, in the mountains of Dog Run.  He was a devoted Christian and loved singing and playing the guitar in church and anywhere or any time someone would enjoy listening.  Talent, with his hands, wasn’t short.  Of his many accomplishments, he was a carpenter, plumber, electrician, logger, train engineer and even was known to sew a quilt or two in his time.  He loved hunting and to peddling in his shop.  He was always there for his family and will be greatly missed by them and the many people whose lives he touched over the years.  But, among everything, he was the greatest daddy ever! Bradford is survived by his wife, Maysel (Tanner) Salisbury of Clay; sons, Terry (Brenda) Salisbury of New London, OH, Tony (Yvonne) Salisbury of Clay and Teddy (Michelle) Salisbury of Clay; daughter, Trina (Terry) Burchett of Clay; sister, Mavis Adkins of Dixie; two grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. Burial will be in Salisbury Cemetery, Dog Run. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations, be made to Kanawha Hubbard House. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Salisbury family.

June 4 2018  Johnny Oscar Neal, 60, of Ivydale, passed away June 1, 2018. He was born January 8, 1958 in Ivydale a son of the late Filbert and Mamie Lee Sears Neal.  Johnny worked for Asplundh and loved to fish.  He is survived by brothers, Filbert Neal of Ivydale, Gary Neal of Ivydale, Ed Neal of Duck, Bob Neal of Ivydale, Jimmy Neal of Ivydale and Danny Neal of Pike, County, OH; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Sears Cemetery, Nebo.  Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at roachfuneralhome.com.   Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Neal Family.
 

May 30 2018   Rodney Fitzwater, 74, of Fola, entered into rest Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Born October 26, 1943 in Leatherwood, he was the son of the late Wallace and Rosetta (Stewart) Fitzwater.  Rodney is survived by his wife, Rosemary Fitzwater; daughter, Felicia Dunlap; son, Keith Fitzwater and John Fitzwater; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; brother, Ricky Fitzwater; sisters, Jolene Jacobs, Mona Fitzwater and Sue Brown. Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Fitzwater Cemetery, Bickmore.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

May 27 2018  Joseph Gregory “Greg” Stutler, 59, of Clay, WV, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the residence of his daughter in Clarksburg following a 10 month illness. He was born in Akron, Ohio on January 28, 1959, a son of Joseph A. “Jiggs” and Delores A. Kester Stutler of Clarksburg.   He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Godfrey Stutler, whom he married on August 30, 1980; one son, Christopher Snow Stutler and his wife Brittany of Pullman, WV; one daughter, Michelle Dawn Klimas and her husband Graig of Clarksburg; two grandchildren, Seth and Eric Klimas; one brother, Jody Stutler and his wife April of Clarksburg; his best friend, whom he considered his brother, Kevin Nutter and his wife Debbie of Clarksburg; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bret Stutler.  Greg was a 1977 graduate of South Harrison High School and Nashville Auto Diesel Mechanic School. He was a Mechanic and Welder with Precision Pipeline and had his crane operating license. He was a mechanic for 40 years, spending more than 20 years at Fola Coal. He was known to everyone for always lending a helping hand. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a former member of the NRA, and enjoyed farming with his dad. Greg was a patient, kind individual whose motto was “Never give up”. He was Baptist by faith.  Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, where funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 am with Reverend David Meyer officiating. Interment will be in the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com. A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

May 27 2018  Hoyt Everett Newman, 77, of Clendenin went home to be with the Lord Thursday May 24, 2018 at home after a long illness. He was the son of the late Elva Geraldine Osborne Davis. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Newman. Hoyt was owner and operator of the Clendenin Dairy Queen since 1977. He also worked for Columbia Gas Transmission. He was a 50 year member of Clendenin Lodge #126, Eastern Star Thelma Chapter 24 Clendenin, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Beni Kedem Shrine. Hoyt was a Korean War Veteran where he received the Korean Citation, veterans Citation for the Army in the 2nd Infantry Division. He served as Commander for the American Legion Post 61 where he received many honors, such as, Post Commander of the year Div. III in 2001. Hoyt was a member of the VFW where he served as the VFW State Junior Commander Dept. of WV. He is survived by: wife, Sandy Ryder Newman; daughter, Angela (Scott) Freyberg; son, Paul (Tina) Newman; grandsons, Joshua Newman, Jacob (Amy) Elkins and Jared Freyberg; great granddaughters, Aubrey and Allyson Elkins; sister, Julia Davis; special friends, Homer Rucker, Sam Harper, Jim Shafer, Jack Belcher and cousin Kenny Drennen; furry friend, Gypsy.
The Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday May 26, 2018 at Matics Funeral Home Clendenin. The Funeral will be 2:00 PM Sunday May 27, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with Masonic Lodge # 126 performing Graveside Rites and American Legion Post 61 performing military Graveside Rites. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

May 14 2018   Brenda Elizabeth Haag Patterson, 58, of Frametown, passed away at home May 21, 2018. She was born October 29, 1959 in Dille, WV a daughter of the late Perry Haag andIcie Marie Metheney Haag.  She was also preceded in death by son, Timothy Michael Patterson and infant granddaughter, Haley Jane Trail.   Brenda was a 1977 graduate of Clay County High School.  She was married to her high school sweetheart for almost 40 years.  She loved everyone with a compassionate heart.  Brenda was a born again Christian and knew to serve Christ was to serve others along the way.  She will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched. She is survived by her husband, Michael Ray Patterson and her daughter, BrandenaLa’chelle Trail.  She is also survived by siblings, Wanda (David) Belt of Duck, WV, Ronald (Connie) Haag of Rittman, OH, Sandra (Robert) Salisbury of Dille, WV, Robert (Cindy) Haag of Rittman, OH, Rebecca (Larry) Cochran of Webster Springs, WV, Barbara (Bill) Tiffner of Clinton, OH, John (Tina) Haag of Barberton, OH, Dorthy (Steve) Hudgens of Norfolk, VA and Paul Haag of Orrville, OH. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home with Evangelist Larry Cochran officiating.  Interment will be in the Hamrick Cemetery, Swandale.  Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at the funeral home. Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, which is honored to serve the Patterson family.

Forrest G. “Screwdriver” McKown, age 76 of Shermans Dale, PA was called home on Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018 at home with his family by his side.  Born, May 28, 1941 in “Wanego” Newton, West Virginia he was the son of the late Orland Forest “Dick” and Ruth Emogene ( Cook) McKown. Forrest began working in the oil and gas industry and later became an over the road truck driver for Bell Lines and Smith Transfer in Charleston, West Virginia.  He relocated to Pennsylvania with Smith Transfer and later worked for Carolina Freight, Consolidated Freight Ways and retired from Roadway Express.  He ended his driving career of 35 years with the Teamsters Union Local 175 and 776 after logging 3.5 million miles. He was a member of the Clay County Masonic Lodge #97 A.F.& A.M., Clay, West Virginia; Member of The House of Prayer, Maysel, West Virginia and attended New Life Assembly of God Church, Landisburg, Pennsylvania.  He is survived by his loving wife Neva J. (Stephens) McKown; two sons, John K. and his wife Angela McKown of East Berlin, and James K. “Rebel” and his wife Chanda McKown of Elliottsburg; five grandchildren, Tiffany Weary her fiancée Stephen Gronski of Annville, PA; Kristen Grose of Charleston, W.V.;  the twins Wade McKown of Virginia Beach, VA and Bruce and his wife Ellie Mae McKown of Shermans Dale and Ashley McKown of Charleston, WV.; two great grandchildren Owen Weary and Skyler Grose and an expected great grandchild due in September; five step grandchildren, Kevin Gronski; Butch Miller; Kyler Morehead; Brookelyn Morehead and Austin Cogar; five brothers and sisters  Guy and Rita McKown , Left Hand, WV.; Travis E. McKown of Charleston, WV.; Reta and Hobert Salisbury of Wallback, WV.; Philip Burl and Shelley McKown of Frametown, WV.; David and Nellie McKown of Wallback, WV. and a sister-in-law Maxine and David Charles and a special friend David Ferrebee.  He is preceded in death by a brother Arthur Blake McKown of Waynesburg, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 12 noon to 2 P.M. at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 397 Bridgeport Rd, Landisburg, PA 17040 followed by a Memorial Service at 2 P.M. in the church.  Rev. Allen Lane and Rev. James Paxton to officiate. Interment to follow in Landisburg Cemetery. A special thanks to Laurie Burnell and staff from Kindred Hospice.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made in Forrest memory to either Kindred Hospice, 4660 E Trindle Rd #204, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or New Life Assembly of God Church 397 Bridgeport Road, Landisburg, PA 17040. Arrangement handled by the Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc., Loysville.   nickelfuneralhomeloysville.com

Lantie E. Wiseman, 77, of Duck, passed away May 13, 2018. He was born August 15, 1940 in Clay County a son of the late Jesse and Ellen Yost Wiseman.  Lantie was an appliance repairman.  He loved to hunt, fish, woodwork and work on guns.  He was an Air Force veteran.  Lantie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Violet Metz Wiseman; sons, Raney Wiseman and Rickey Wiseman both of Duck; grandchildren, Raney Wiseman, Jr. and wife, Brandy, Jody Wiseman and wife, Whitney, Rick Wiseman, Jr. and wife, Brittany and Michelle Rhodes and husband, Joe; four great grandchildren; sisters, Merle Fridley, Dorothy Warner and Darlie Norton. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Duffield Cemetery, Duck with Pastor Okey Short officiating. Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, which is honored to serve the Wiseman Family.

May 23 2018  Ressa Schoonover Osborne, 89, of Bickmore departed this life on Saturday, May 19, 2018 surround by her family.  Born May 10, 1929 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late JR and Blanch Schoonover. In addition to her parents, she was as preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Homer Osborne and brothers, Billy and Jimmy Schoonover. She was a member of Lick Fork Baptist Church and a 1948 graduate of Clay County High School where she was majorette. Ressa taught school in Clay County and later was a teacher-aide for the county. She was a loving Christian, mother and grandmother. She was the voice for Solomon’s Secret Outdoor Drama when people called for directions and dates for the drama. Ressa is survived by her son, James Brock Osborne of Bickmore; daughters, Vickie Dail (John) Brown of Bickmore, Frankie Jo (Len) Alvis of Athens and Billie Shane (Wayne) Cooper of Fayetteville. She was more than a grandmother to her seven grandchildren, Shannon Brown, Chastity Shalon (Brian) Moore, Jonathan (Renee) Brown, Tiffany (Aaron) Boggess, Alisha (Adam) Taylor, Trinity Cooper and Kevin (Leslie) Alvis;  eight great-grandchildren, Corey (Felicia) Mays, Nathaniel and Keaton Brown, Kinsley and Lauren Boggess, Wyatt and Shelby Moore, Lucas Alvis and baby girl Taylor due in September; two-great-great grandchildren, Kayson and Kohen Mays; sister, Betty Neal of Bickmore; many nieces and nephews and four sisters-in-law. Funeral service will held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 23, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Ministers John Bill and Jonathan Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Schoonover Family Cemetery, Beechy Ridge, beside her husband.
Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A special thanks to Hospice Care, Kindred Care, family and friends and our churches who supported the family through this trying time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Osborne family.

James Arley Gray, 70, of Huntersville, N.C., formerly of Charleston, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at his home. Jim worked at ITT Carbon Industries for 26 years, retiring as vice president and treasurer. He also worked for McJunkin and Union Carbide. A U.S. Navy veteran, Jim graduated from Clay County High School and West Virginia University. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arley and Rosalee Gray, and sister, Joyce Gray Cunningham. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie Woods Gray; sons, Justin (Robin) Gray and Marcus (Amy) Gray; grand children, Chase and Bella Gray; sister, Sharon (Bill) Kelley; Aunts, Noda (Larry) Gay, Betty (Frank) Murphy, Evelyn Taylor and Barbara Taylor; sister-in-law, Faith Woods (Doug) Cook. Jim and Connie loved to travel and visited all 50 states and many foreign countries. They drove across the country nine times, including a 12,500-mile round trip to Fairbanks, Alaska. One of their favorite adventures was a 35-day train trip across Europe. Jim's favorite activities were trout fishing the rivers of West Virginia with his sons and walking the shore at the beach h ome he retired to in Myrtle Beach, S.C., always on the hunt for sharks' teeth. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will follow at Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Jim to the ALS Association, Jim Gray Fund: http://web.alsa.org/goto/jimgray. Condolences may be sent to the family at barlowbonsall.com.  Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

May 15 2018  Joseph Wayne Underwood, 41, of Duck, entered into rest Sunday, May 13, 2018.   Born August 10, 1976 in Montgomery, he was the son of Debra Halstead of Duck and the late Tommy Lee Underwood.  Joseph is survived by his daughters, Zoey Jane and Cloey Rayne Underwood of Gauley Bridge; brothers Scott Underwood of Swiss, Brooks Underwood of Fola and Andrew Underwood of Gauley Bridge.   Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, May 18, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Mark Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery, Vaughn.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Underwood family.

MAY 14 2018  Joseph Moore, 58, of Duck, entered into rest Sunday, May 13, 2018.  Born February 28, 1960 in Weston, he was the son of Earl Moore of Bayonet Pt. Fla and Mary Moore of Duck.  In addition to his parents, Joseph is survived by his brother, Richard Moore of Grove City, Ohio  and sister, Sherri Moore of Dunbar.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 16, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with, Pastor Shane Wynn of Bell Creek Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   On-line condolence can be sent to the family at www.carlwillsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Moore family.

May 12 2018    George Henry Elswick, 81, of Dixie, entered into rest Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.  Born February 19, 1937 in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of the late James and Cora (Kinser) Elswick.  George was a caring son, husband, father and grandfather.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and worked at Elswick Lumber Company from the age of 15 until the saw mill closed in 2009.  He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years and was stationed at Ft. Meade. MD.  George is survived by his wife of 56 years, (Phyllis) Kay Cogar Elswick; sons Steve (Patty) Elswick, Mark (Audrey) Elswick and Jeff (Kelly) Elswick; 11 grandchildren, Morgan, Caleb, Lindsey, Kristen, Abby, Jacob, Jonah, Mateo, Jenna, J.T. and Taylor; brothers, Paul "Tink" (Pat) Elswick, Roger (Drema) Elswick; sister, Patsy (Joe) Brown, brother-in-law, Doug (Tracy) Cogar,  Randy Cogar, Carl (Judy) Cogar; sister-in-law, Debra (Jerry) Donahue.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 15, at Bell Creek Baptist Church, Dixie, burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Ansted. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service at the church.  Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 14, at Bell Creek Baptist Church, Dixie.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Elswick family.Daniel Madison Woods Sr., 68, of Ivydale, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018.
 

May 12 2018   Daniel Madison Woods Sr., 68, of Ivydale, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born August 30, 1949 in Charleston, he was the son of the late Elmer Woods and Virgie (Gunnoe) Gill.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death a niece, Taylor Woods  Daniel was retired Correctional officer at M.O.C.C, was an Army veteran and highly respected member of the Venture Riders.org
Daniel is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patsy (Nicholson) Woods; children, Daniel Madison Woods Jr. (Angela), Robert Woods, James (April) Woods, Amanda (John) Helms, Shawn Woods (Marsha Farnell), Jessica (John) Reynolds, Danielle Jarvis, Paul Naylor, Stacy Shamblin, Barbara Nicholson Watson (adopted daughter); siblings, Randy Woods, Joe Woods, Roger DeBoard,  Mary Ann Slater and Eddie Blake; twenty-seven grandchildren.  Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday May 12, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donation to be sent to St. Jude.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Woods family.

May 5 2018  Danny Joe Brown, 60, of Clendenin, entered into rest Friday, May 4, 2018. Born August 19, 1957, in Gauley Bridge he was the son of the late George “Herb” Brown and Maude (Rogers) Brown Burdette. In addition to his parents, Danny is preceded in death by his sisters, Rosalynne Brown and Judy Kelly. Danny served as teacher, principal and assistant superintendent for Clay County Schools.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savor and Lord at Lizemores Church of the Nazarene, and continued throughout the years to faithfully serve the Lord in everything he did. Danny is survived by his wife, Deborah Brown; sister, Linda (Glen) Workman; special nephew, Greg (Christy) Starcher and a very special great-nephew, Nicholas Starcher. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 9, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay,   with Ministers, Charles Larue, Kenneth Tanner and Brad Spencer officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Friends may gather with family 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 8, at the funeral home.  Donations can be made to Gideons International Charleston Area, P.O. Box 2723, Charleston, WV 25330. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.

May 5 2018 Doris Price Bird, 87, of Adonijah, entered into rest May 4, 2018. Born June 20, 1930 in Blue Creek, she was the daughter of the late William “Matt” and Thelma (Melton) Price. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Dorma Bird ;  great-grand daughter, Ashley Bird;  brothers, Harold, Charles, Gene and Harry Price.  Doris is survived by her husband of 70 years, Charles E. Bird; sons, Jimmy (Betty) Bird of Greenville, TN and David (Rhonda) Bird of Adonijah; daughter, Debbie (Ricky) Hall of Adonijah,  and Donna (Jerry) Salisbury of Clay; grand-children, Jimmy Paul, Tammy, Brian, Nancy, James, Nacole, Erin, Justin, Jeremy, Krisha, Daijsha, and Jessie; great- grandchildren, Catrina, Thomas, Tyler, Joshua, Caleb, Rhys, Caroline, Natasha, Willow, Brandon, Miranda, Isabella, Zachary, Sophie, Alina, Ivan, Ashdon, Ava, Remington, Wilder; and great-great-grandchildren, Sarah, J.R., Devin, Landon, Greyson, Michael, Lillian, Talon and Cali-Grace. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 8,  with Minister Jason Moore officiating. Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bird family.

May 4 2018   Helena “Jane” Conrad, 63, of Duck, passed away May 2, 2018 at home. Jane was born July 2, 1954 in Gassaway a daughter of the late Victor B. and Lizzie K.  Dodrill Shingler. She worked at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.  She lovedFacebook and church. Being with her family was her greatest joy. Jane is survived by husband, Johnny Conrad; sons, Alex Hardway and Anthony Hardway; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Vic Shingler, David Shingler, Bim Shingler and Andy Shingler; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Vic Shingler officiating.  Interment will be in the Dawson Farm Cemetery on Horse Ridge, Clay County. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

NOTICE Patty Mollohan passed away on Dec 25 . Their will be a celebration of life for Patty at the Big Otter Community Center on May 27 . Family and friends are invited to come by anytime between, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

May 2 2018  Jacqueline “Jacki” Lee Morton, 43, of Wallback, entered into rest Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born January 16, 1975, she was the daughter of Gloria “Sissy” (Pritt) White of Hartland and the late Henry “Henry Lee” White. In addition to her mother, Jacki is survived by her husband, Trent Morton; daughter, Emily Morton; son, Ben Morton all of Wallback; and sister, Rose Ann Nottingham of Fola. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  Jacki wanted nothing more in life than to be a mother and she loved her kid’s more than anything. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She had several nieces and nephews who she loved with all her heart. Jackie had many friends she considered family and was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Jackie loved life and lived her life for the Lord and was a member of the Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M.  Friday, May 4, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Pastor B.J. Evans officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Jacki requested donations to be made to Emily & Ben College fund at Clay County Bank 150 Main Street P.O. Box 239 Clay, WV 25043 (304-587-4221). On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Morton family.

Glen W. Tanner, age 68 of Chloe, WV, went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2018 after a long illness. Glen was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Dessie Tanner, brothers Gene and Dale Tanner and son Kevin Jay Tanner. He leaves to cherish his memory his surviving children, Johnny, Kathy, and Michael Tanner of Ohio, Melissa Drake and Shonda Tanner of Clay, WV, Rachelle Duffield of Ivydale, WV, Shawnette Moore of Ohio, Kevin Eugene Tanner of Gilmer, WV and Logan Tanner of Ivydale, WV, brothers Lee and Phyllis Tanner of Rush Fork, WV, James Tanner of Chloe, WV, Helen and Robert Cook of Ohio, Ann Shaffer of Ohio and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, special friend Ruby, all friends and family. Special thanks to CAMC for the special care he received, in addition, to all the kind friends, family, and relatives at Nebo and Otter Lick Church. Graveside services will be held at Nebo Church on May 12 at 10am.

April 27 2018 Chilton E. “Eddie” Sparks, 81, of Twenty-Mile in Belva, entered into rest Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Glasgow Health and Rehabilitation Center, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chilton “Ode” and Ruth Sparks; niece, Debbie Sparks; and nephew, Rick Hughes. Eddie was a life-long resident of the Nicholas County area.  He was a Christian man and was retired from Perry & Hilton Coal Company. Survivors are his four daughters, Christine Sparks of Belle, Ellen Sparks of Boomer, Edwina (Gerald) Flare of Swiss, and Sarah Jo Sparks of Boomer; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jeremy Gray (Erin, Zachary and Sophie) of Wando, SC, Melinda Hanshaw (Cameron, Kenneth and Isaac) of Belle, Josh Flare (Kim) of Summersville and Jessica Lanham (JD, Brandon, Jordon and Khloe) of Belle Creek; brother, Donald (Avis)  Sparks  of Cyclone and sister, Lenore Hughes of Diamond; several nieces and nephews Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, April 29, at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Reverend Gaylord Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, Eddie requested that donations be made in his name to the Nicholas County Animal Shelter, 229 Stadium Drive, Summersville, WV 26651 On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sparks family.

April 26 2018 Donald “Donnie” Ray Peck Jr., 34, of Indore, entered into rest April 23, 2018. Born April 22, 1984 in Elkton, Md.,   he was the son of Donna (Brad Lane) Pritt and Donald Ray Peck, Donnie was preceded in death by his grandmother, Phyllis (Pritt) Gray; and step- grandfather, Walter Gray. In addition to his parents, Donnie is survived by his sons,  Hunter Sizemore and Raydon Peck; brother, Thomas Lane; sisters, Alisha Neal, Erica Neal, Heather Backus, Tina Peck and Nicole McCain. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister John Osborne officiating.  Burial will be in the Elliott Cemetery, Adonijah. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Peck family.

April 21 2018   Nina Jane (Triplett) Dishman, 64, of Summersville, entered into rest Friday, April 20, 2018. Born February 28, 1954, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Nina (Murphy) Triplett. In addition to his parents she was also preceded in death by her brother, William Triplett.  Jane is survived by her husband, James Dishman of Summersville; children,  Misty (Brain) Cogar of Summersville, Angela (Paul)Evans of Ind, Andrew (Sarah) Dishman of Indiana, Ind., and Amanda (James) Strong of Jamestown, TN; seven grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild on the way; sisters, Karen Butcher and Sandra Triplett both of Dille. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 28, at New Beginnings Worship Center, Summersville, with Minister Robert Stacy Dingess. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is in charge of arrangements.

April 17 2018  Joyce Elaine Nottingham, 68, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, April 16, 2018. Born March 6, 1950, in Enoch, she was the daughter of the late Ashton and Nelia (Blankenship) Woods. Joyce is survived by her husband, Louie “Buck” Nottingham; sons, Jonathan Nottingham and Jason Woods; grandchildren, Daniel, Kirsten and Jayda Woods; sisters, Carol Rogers and Joan Adkins. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 20, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. Burial will be in Woods Cemetery, Dog Run. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Ramona Morton was born February 14, 1934 in Kayford WV to Edgar and Nona Hancock. She passed away April 7, 2018 at the Clay HealthCare center where she had been lovingly cared for six years. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Ruediger (David) of Parsons WV, Dianna Clark of Ord Nebraska, Joyce Ross Setchell of Charleston WV, Bradley (Sharon) Ross of Quick WV and her sister Nancy (Roger) Barickman of Cocoa Beach FL as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ramona's life Saturday, May 12 from 1 to 5 at the Quick Community Center in Quick WV. Online condolences may be sent to the family at acofwv.com.

April 13 2018  Reba Lee Neal Shaffer, 99, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2018. She was born in Indore, Clay County on August 11, 1918 to the late Alexander (Dodd) and Maggie Neal, who both preceded her in death.  On January 29, 1938, she wed Howard Shaffer, to whom she was married for 36 years until his death in 1974. In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by her grandson, Charles Shaffer, in 1975, and four siblings, Stella Neal Hemmings, Opal Neal Baker, Hollis Neal and Roscoe Neal. Reba is survived by her two sons, Henry Shaffer and his wife, Brenda of Tucson, Arizona and David Shaffer and his wife Linda of Weston; four grandchildren, Dawn Shaffer Darnell of Cleveland, Ohio, Gretchen Shaffer Gibson and  husband Bill of Morgantown, Christian Shaffer and wife Katie of Canton, Michigan, and Marcus Shaffer and wife Gail of Charleston; six great-grandchildren, Maggey and Ryan Gibson, Adalyn and Avery Shaffer and Wendy and Will Shaffer; along with many other extended family and friends. After spending many years as a homemaker and director of the school lunch program in Widen, Reba and her family moved to Bluefield, where she worked for JC Penney.  She later retired and moved to Marmet.  In 2007, she moved to Weston to be closer to her  family, and remained in Weston until her death. Reba was a member of the Baptist Church and sang in the choir in each of the places where she lived. Her faith was very important to her and she dedicated much of her time to her church and to studying the Bible. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 14, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens. Friends may gather with family an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Shaffer family.

April 7 2018  John Larry Marling, 68, of Clay, entered into rest Friday, April 6, 2018. Born January 25, 1950 in Clay, he was the son of the late John and Alideen (Boggs) Marling. In addition to his parents he was  preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Marling; brothers, Charles Marling, Arthur Marling, Eddie Boggs, Donald Boggs  and Ronald Boggs.  John is survived by his daughters, Ramonda Marling of Charleston and Mischelle Williams of Mt. Hope; four grandchildren, Mariah Marling, Madison Williams, Bodhi Williams and Hope Marling; companion, Peggy McCumbers;  brothers, Ernest Marling of Procious, Joe Marling of Clay, Dana Boggs of Perryville, MD; and sister, Clara Deyton of Ovapa. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay,   is in charge of arrangements.

April 7 2018  Donna Jean Osborne began her life’s journey on August 21, 1932.  She entered her eternal home in Heaven on April 5, 2018.  Donna led a life of love, influence and devotion to her Savior. She served the master by faithfully teaching Sunday school classes for a number of years.  She made a lasting impact on the lives of many children over a span of thirty years of teaching, during which she was named Brevard County (Florida) Teacher of the Year on three separate occasions.  One of the Highlights of her public school teaching career was in 1976 when she had the honor of hosting First Lady Betty Ford at the Dedication Ceremony for Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary of School in Melbourne, Florida.  Along with her other accomplishments, it should be noted that in 1950 as a student at Glenville State College, Donna was among the first of female athletes to be in the Women’s Athletic Association.. She lettered in basketball, softball and tennis.  Her love of music and song provided the opportunity to be a part of the one hundred voices Brevard Community Choir that toured Europe in 1986. She loved to sing and had a song on her heart up to her last days. Donna is survived by her loving husband of sixty-seven years, Robert Osborne; her children, Steve Osborne and Suzie (Dennis) Legg; daughter-in-love, Susan Osborne; three grandchildren, Ashely (Britain) Kinder, Richard (Noel) Osborne and Robert (Ashley) Osborne; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Evalee Abbott, Joan Smith, Verna Dawson, Vera Williams, Shirley Braley, Sharon Hannigan, Eva June Price and Joyce Tharp; brothers, Dean, Orval, Mikel, and Reuben Neal. There will be a family celebration of life for Donna at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfunerlhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Osborne family.

James Claude Hamrick, 83, of London, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, April 5, 2018, after an extended illness. Born August 30, 1934, in Putney, WV, he was the son of the late Kenneth Spencer and Myrtle Jane (Hanshaw) Hamrick.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Edwin and Weldon (Tot) Hamrick; and sisters, Opal Parker, Shelby Thompson and Emma Ruth Stepp.  He attended London Church of God for 31 years, where he served as Deacon.  He loved the Lord with all his heart, enjoyed collecting and selling coins and going to the flea market on Saturdays.  James is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia Hamrick; children, Chris (Theresa) Hamrick, Kimberlie (Robert) Brogan, David (Sara) Hamrick, Anita Janie Hamrick, John (April) Taylor, Samie Eddie) Leavitt, Kenny Hamrick, Sharon (Chris) Hager, Margaret (Calvin) Marks, and James Claude Hamrick Jr.; grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Travis, Timmie, Andrew (Kim), Jenna, Grant, Jacobi, Justin, Gabriel, Joshua, Jason, Megan, Desarae, Patricia, Calvin, Madison, Veronica and Braxton; great-grandchildren, Khloey, Kaden, Aiden, and one on the way; brother, Otis Hamrick.  He was loved by a host of nieces and nephews and friends. The family would like to thank all the staff Montgomery General Hospital, 2nd floor for all the love and care given to James during his stay. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 10, at London Church of God, London, with Pastor Reta Pell officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington funeral home is honored to be serving the Hamrick family.

April 7 2018  Kitty Ann Collins, 56, of Newton, entered into rest, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Born September 3, 1961 in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Nellie Sue (Reptesky) Rhodes.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Rodney, Tim, William and Allen Rhodes; and sister, Nancy Rhodes. Kitty is survived by her husband, William Collins; sons, William and Eric Collins; daughter, Kacey Collins all of Newton; 2 grandchildren; brothers, Ronald (Suzie) Rhodes of Maysel, Terry Rhodes and Oliver (Lisa) Rhodes all of Maysel; sisters, Frances White of Ovapa, Vera Truman of Clay and Kim (George) Brown of Maysel. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 9, at Grannies Creek Goodwill Community Church, Grannies Creek, Newton, with Minister Gary Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Rhodes cemetery, Maysel.  Friends may gather with family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, April 8, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Collins family.

April 5 2018  Herbert “Bubby” Sears, 74, of Big Otter, entered into rest Monday, April 2, 2018. Born December 14, 1943, in Clay, he was the son of the late Herbert L. and Rosa (Rogers) Sears. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. Herbert is survived by his wife, Irene Sears of Big Otter; sons, Jamie ( Sara) Sears of Big Otter and Scottie (Rockiel) Sears of Poca; daughter, Leandra(Jesse) Samms of Charleston;  seven grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Cody, Heather, Eric, Nathan Sears and Aubrey Samms; brothers, Emory Pat Sears, Laurence Dale Sears  both of Big Otter and Ralph Sears of Hansford Fork;  sister, Clara Sears of Big Otter. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Moorefork, Cemetery, Big Otter. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sears family.

April 3 2018  Dallas Floyd Nicholas, 52, of Elkridge, MD, entered into rest Sunday, April 1, 2018. Born September 2, 1965 in Albion, NY, he was the son of the late Dallas “Amp” and Eva Jewel (Adkins) Duncan. In addition to his parents, Dallas was also preceded in death by his daughter, Megan Nicholas; and brother, Leonard Nicholas. Dallas is survived by his wife, Sandra (Cummingham) Nicholas, son, David Hartman of Baltimore, MD , daughter, Amanda Davis of Falling Water, three grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Adkins of Albion, NY and Robert Nicholas of Greenbrier; sisters, Judy Nicholas of Craigsville, Donna Nicholas of Clay, Brenda Dennis of Big Otter and Norma Ratliff of Craigsville. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday April  7, 2018 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral  Home, Clay with Minister Bret Wiley.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

March 31 2018  Norma Lee Daniel, 78, of Clay, entered into rest Saturday, March 31, 2018. Born March 2, 1940, in Whitesville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Hazel (Whaling) Stover.  Norma Lee is survived by her husband, Fred Daniel of Clay; sister, Carolyn Sue Young of Cocoa, Fla; brothers, Bobby (Rozella) Stover and Jerry Stover and Kent (Patty) Stover all of Clay.  Many nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be held noon, Wednesday, April 4, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dennis Legg officiating.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Daniel family.

March 30 2018   Barbara Ann Stone, 75, of Lizemores, entered into rest Friday, March 30, 2018. Born January 23, 1943 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Della (Walker) Rider. In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Stone; and brother, Kenneth Rider. Ann is survived by her daughters, Chris Stephenson of Lizemores and Laura Davis of Dixie; Charles “Charlie” Stone of Glasgow and William “Bill” Stone of Lizemores; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; brother, Steven Rider of Lizemores; sisters, Bonnie Phillips of Greenwood, Indiana and Wanda Sue Legg of Gauley Bridge. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 3, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.   Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

March 30 2018  Carlos Duncan, 72, of Procious, entered into rest Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Born June 4, 1945, in Indore, he was the son of the late  Annias and Delphine (Stewart) Duncan. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sons, Carl and Larry Hudnall; and daughter, Vickie Harvey; brothers, Arthur and Dallas Duncan; sisters, Bonnie Elkins and Joann Reedy.  Carlos is survived by his sons, Kenneth Duncan of Procious and Carlos Duncan, Maysel; daughters, Debbie Gilbert of Horve de Grace, MD., and Virginia Brooks, N.C.; twenty four grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Kerry Duncan of Newton, Mitchell Duncan of Panama City, Fl. Elmer Duncan of Big Otter,; Patricia Hudnall of Clay, Alice Long of Elton, MD, Sue Guzic of Martins Ferry, Ohio and Jewel Miller of Wenatchee, WA   Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday March 31, at Elliott Cemetery, Adonijah, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Duncan family.

March 30 2018   Timothy Edwin Young, 63, of Procious entered into rest Monday, March 26, 2018. Born October 16, 1954 in Cleveland Ohio, he was the son of the late John and Christian (Cooper) Young.  Timothy is survived by his sons, Nathan and Timothy Young; brother, Johnny Young; and sister, Christiane Dobbins.  Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M.  Friday, March 30, at Dobbins/Young Cemetery, Twistabout.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Young family.

March 28 2018  Deanna Spinks, 63, of Clay, entered into rest Friday, March 26, 2018. Born May 14, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Cleva (Roberts) Hypes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Aron Miller. Deanna is survived by daughters, Cleva Massey of Clay and Amanda Nutter of Glen Ferris; 2 grandchildren; brothers, Sherman Young of Summerville and Lanty Hypes of Drennen; sisters, Donna Moore of Summerville and Sylvia  Unalan of Fayetteville. There will be no services at this time. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Spinks family.

March 28 2018  Carlous Ray Shuler, 54, of Lizemores, entered into rest Sunday, March 25, 2018. Born October 12, 1963 in Montgomery, he was the son of the late Denver and Ruby (Creech) Shuler  Carlous is survived by his wife, Christina Shuler of Lizemores; daughters, Ava Shuler of Lizemores; brothers, Roger, Isaac, and John Shuler all of Lizemores; sisters, Phyllis Harvey of Mt. Lookout, Mary Wiley of Lizemores and Donna Pritt of Bickmore. Graveside service will be held 1:30 P.M. Friday, March 30, at Kingsfield Cemetery, Holcomb Ridge, with Minister B.J. Smith officiating. Friends may gather with family from noon to 1:00 P.M. at Bethel Church, Adonijah. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Shuler family.

March 26 2018   Emil E. Short, 83, of Wallback, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday, March 24, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Emil was born June 20, 1934 in Roane County, to the late Tracy and Beatrice Short.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three brothers; and four sisters. He graduated from Clay High School in 1952, served in the Army, afterwards he moved to Elyria, Oh and worked for companies such as Fruehauf Trailers and retired from Moen Corp in 1996. Emil inevitably moved back to his beloved family home.  He enjoyed a variety of sports, fishing, hunting and telling stories of his adventures growing up. Emily was a member of the BC&G Railroad Co-Op in Dundon, along with his wife.  Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, of 62 years, Carolyn S. Short of Wallback; son, James M. Short of Elyria, OH; daughter, Kimberly A. Short of Wallback; one grandson, Jeremy M. Short (Fares) El Paso, TX; one granddaughter, Amy N, Short of Broken Arrow, OK; three great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ed Seymour of Spencer; sister-in-law, Uldean ”Bea” Short of Springfield, Mo; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation services are being arranged by Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. A memorial service will be arranged at Slate Memorial Cemetery at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

March 23 2018 Margaret Ann (Davis) Adams, 78, of Ivydale, entered into rest Thursday, March 22, 2018. Born May 13, 1939, in Oley, WV, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Lenna (Carte) Davis.  In addition to her parents she was also proceed in death by her brothers, Orville, Ray, Russell and James Davis; sisters, Ruby Lumpton, Jean Hinte, Lucy McKinney, Mary Nottingham and Kathleen McLoy. She loved music, dancing, quilting, photography and the mountains.  Margaret is survived by her husband, Verlin Adams of Ivydale; brother, Dennis Davis of Yulee, FL and sister, Ruth Chapman of Seville, Oh; brother-in-law, Garrett (Laura) Adams of Ivydale; mother-in-law, Irene Adams of Ivydale; many friends, nephews and nieces. Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, at Strange Creek Cemetery, Strange Creek, with Jimmy Davis officiating. Friends may gather with family from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, March 26 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adams family.

March 22 2018  Walter Raymond Gray, 85, of Vaughan, entered into rest Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born September 22, 1932, in Gilboa, to the late Jasper and Ida (Brown) Gray. Walter was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Pritt) Gray; sister, Edna Mae, Elsie, Elvie, Laura, Pansy, Ethel, Alice, Violet and Rosemary; and brothers, Woody, Kenneth and Jasper Jr. He retired from Virginia Department of Highways and attended Vaughan Baptist Church. Walter is survived by his son, Walter Dale Gray Jr.; daughter, Terry Gray; and three grandchildren; step- daughters, Donna Pritt, Kathy Pritt and Denise Duffield; a host of step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; A special thanks to step grandson, Donnie Peck Jr. for his loving care for Walter during his illness and to Pat Elswick, Angie Butler and Kanawha Hospice Care. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Vaughan Baptist Church, Twenty Mile Creek Road, with Naaman Moore officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

March 19 2018  Larry Edward Walters, 71, of Lizemores, entered into rest Sunday March 18, 2018. Born March 13, 1947, he was the son of the late Harold and Mary (Moore) Walters. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death a brother, Eugene Walters; sisters, Catherine Harper and Bethal Harper. Larry is survived by his wife, Nancy (Mullins) Neff Walters; son Larry Matthew (Stephanie) Walters of Brunswick, OH; daughters, Katrina Miller of Cleveland, OH., Wendy L. (TJ) Holbert of Neveda, Iowa, Mickie (John) Robinson of Lizemores, Tammi (Tony) Moore of Lizemores; brothers, Billy Walters of Adonijah and Dennis Walters  of Lizemores; sisters, Joann Reed of Granny Creek, Verma Holcomb, Mable Pyatt of Lizemores; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 25 at Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Adonijah with Minister Jason Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott Cemetery, Adonijah Friends may gather with the family 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday, March 24 at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith funeral home is honored to be serving the Walters family.

March 19 2018  Jerry Allen Hamrick Sr., 75, of Procious, entered into rest Sunday March18, 2018. Born March 20, 1942, he was the son of the late Clifford and Mary Hamrick, in addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Mike Hamrick. Jerry is survived by his wife Brenda Kay; son, Jerry (Sandra) Hamrick Jr.; and brother Jimmy Hamrick.  At Jerry’s request there will be no services. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson- Shamblin- Smith is honored to be serving the Hamrick family.

Mary Kaye Summer Martin, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Grant, Florida with her family at her side on March 1, 2018. She was born in Clay, W Va. to Alexander H Summers and Nattie Young Summers. She attended and graduated from Morris Harvey College. Mary, Mike, and children moved to Eau Gallie, Florida in 1958. She then taught school in Brevard County Florida for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Mike P Martin in 1991 and son Michael P Martin III.  She loved to tell stories of growing up in Clay and went back  as often as possible to visit family and friends. She enjoyd living in Florida but her heart alway longed for the hills of West Virginia. Her favorite song was "The West Virginia Hills." No service will be held per her wishes.

Sister Kathy  Kathleen Marie Britt, 84 years old, passed away Saturday Jan 27 2018 at Maria Regina Residency, 1725 Brentwood New York.

March 16 2018 Tommy Butler, 82 of Swiss, entered into rest Thursday, March 2018. He was born January 2, 1936, in Bickmore, to the late Orlando and China Butler. In addition to his parents, Tommy was also preceded in death by son, David Holcomb. He was an Air Force Veteran and a retired Barber. Tommy is survived his wife, Maggie Butler of Swiss;  sons, Tom Butler Jr. of King Mt., N.C., James E. Butler of Blacksburg, S.C. ;  and two grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M.  Sunday,  March 18, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister B.J. Smith officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Butler family.

March 15 2018  Lucille Mae Chandler, 91, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late John Tully Friend and Rosa Beulah Breedlove Friend. She was also preceded in death by her husband, H. Eugene Chandler; and son, Robert Eugene Chandler.  Lucille was a 40-year member U.F.C.W.--AFL-CIO Local 347, Steward, 25 years; employed Kroger Co., 34 years, Department Head; past Matriarch Elk L.E.A. Number 63, past Deputy; past Rebekah Assembly President of WV; member of Clendenin United Methodist Church, Sunday School Teacher, 13 years; member of the Kanawha Co. Executive Committee; past President Clendenin Woman's Club; Organizer and past President Clay County Woman's Club, 50 years; member of WVFWC; current President National Silver Haired Legislature; current Senator National Silver Haired Congress. Lou has dedicated her life to Community Service and Political Party of her choice. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin. The funeral will be noon Saturday, March 17, at Matics Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Larue officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, WV.  Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

Maysel Jane Davis, 97, of Ripley, entered into Rest at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, on March 12, 2018. She was born on June 29, 1920. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold James Davis; son, Ronald Harold Davis; infant daughter, Linda Kay Davis; parents, Banes and Mary Igo Triplett; sisters, Mary Helen Nutter, Mamie Williams and Mabel Bragg; brothers, Clifford, Carl Hedgeman "Budge," Arch, Walter, Bobbie D. and Arnold Jerry Triplett. She is survived by Betty (Loren) Owens-McClain, Allen Dale (Sharon) Davis and Judith (Ted) Cavender; seven grandchildren; 13 great - grandchildren; six great - great - grandchildren; brother, Jake, Earl Glen "Bill" and Banes Franklin Triplett; also several nieces and nephews. Service will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Hafer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Florida at a later date. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.

March 12 2019  Nora Jean Brown, 82, of Indore, entered into rest Saturday, March 10, 2018. She was born July 22, 1935 in Clay, to the late Cecil and Mary (Winnell) Brown.  In addition to her parents, Nora Jean was also preceded in death by her husband, Bert Brown; and infant daughter, Jane Brown Nora is survived by her son, John (Pam) Brown of Maysel; daughters, Joyce (Chuck) Drake of Ovapa, Cathy (Gary) Thomas of Sugar Creek, Oh.,  Barbara (Elson) Robb of Millersburg, Oh.,   Anita (Randy) Holcomb of Bickmore; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Neal;  Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Jerry Bodkins  officiating.  Burial will be in Winnell Brown Cemetery, Indore. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.

March 12 2018  Walter Raymond Gray, 85, of Vaughan, entered into rest Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born September 22, 1932 in Gilboa, to the late Jasper and Ida (Brown) Gray. Retired from Virginia Department of Highways and attended Vaughan Baptist Church.  Walter is survived by his son, Walter Dale Gray Jr.; daughter, Terri Gray; and 3 grandchildren; step-daughters, Donna Pritt, Kathy Pritt and Denise Duffield; 3 step-grandchildren. A special thanks to Donnie Peck Jr. for his loving care for Walter during his illness. A memorial service will held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gray family.

March 8 2018  Darrell “Hawkie” Keener, 68, of Clay, entered into rest Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his home. He was born November 21, 1949 in Clay to the late Floyd Jack Keener and Mary Ann White.  In addition to his parents; he was also preceded in death by sister, Eva Hanshaw; and brothers, Okey, Jack and Henry White. Darrell is survived by his sons, Darrell “Peanut” Keener and Andy Keener; daughter, Crystal Keener; sisters, Lila “Tootie” Dulaney and Alice White.Funeral service will be held noon, Saturday, March 10, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Keener family.

March 6 2018  John Henry Triplett, 42, of Ivydale, entered into rest Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was born April 9, 1975 in Charleston, to Mary Ann (Belincourt) Triplett of Indore and the late Charles Triplett.  In addition to his mother, John is survived by his wife, Tina (Pyatt) Triplett of Ivydale; brothers, Bobby Lee Triplett of North Carolina, Benny McKinney of Spread Park, Jason Moore of Clay; sisters, Cheryl Lynn Triplett of Servia and Mary Ellen Estep of Iron Station, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial Service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, March 16, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Don Dobbins and Minister Toby Mitchell officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, is honored to be serving the Triplett family.

March 6 2018   Maureen Hardman, 99, of Duck, entered into rest Sunday, March 4, 2018. She was born January 24, 1919 in Lizemores to the late Sanford and Mary (Morton) Baker.in addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Hardman and Joyce Fendenheim. Maureen is survived by her son, George Hardman IV of Big Otter; daughter Mary Ellen Moore of Duck; 8 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren; and sister, Maxine Spears of Virginia Beach, Va.  Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, March 8, at the Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hardman family.

March 4 2019  Mildred D. Summers went home to be with the Lord, Friday, March 2, 2018, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was born March 4, 1923, in Ovapa, to the late Cossie and Stella Summers. Mildred was also preceded in death by her sisters, Olive Brown, Lois Weiland, Opal Crawford and Imogene Shamblin; and brother, Harold Summers.  Mildred attended church at Ovapa Bethel Methodist Church and retired as a cashier from the Clay County Bank. She was known as a very hard worker and a loving and caring person. Mildred was considered by many of her family as a second mother. Surviving are her sister, Carolyn "Judy" Summers of S.C.; brothers, Cossie Jr. and wife Jean Summers of Ohio, and Steve Summers of Ohio and fiancée, Nancy of Duck; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Francis White.   In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Ovapa Bethel Methodist Church, at 75 Ovapa Road, Ovapa, WV 25164. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Ovapa Bethel Methodist Church, with Pastor Paul Hopkins. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery in Ovapa. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net

March 2 2018  Barbara Gail Lane Smith, 64, of Ivydale, entered into rest on Thursday, March 1, 2018. She was born on August 28, 1953, to the late Kenna and Clara (Lewis) Lane. Barbara was the beloved companion of the late Dallas Stutler; and was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Barbara lived a full life of love and blessings with God in her heart. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going to church.  She never let her longtime illness slow her down or stop her from pursuing what made her happy and brought her joy.  Her favorite pastime was making others happy, writing poetry and reading her Bible. She was a loving mother of Jason (Carol) Smith, Don (Cathy) Stutler, Walter (Shelly) Stutler, Henry Stutler, Billy (Annie) Stutler; cherished grandmother to eighteen grandchildren and thirty eight great-grandchildren; six sisters; and four brothers. Funeral service will be held noon, Monday, March 5, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Walker Cemetery on Keeners Ridge. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, she would love for you to donate money to Parkinson’s research to help others. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Smith Family.

March 2 2018  Charles Hagan, 40   of Swiss, entered into rest Wednesday, February 28, 2018. in an automobile accident in Gauley Bridge. He was born June 8, 1977 in Montgomery, to Connie (Price) Hagan of Jodie, and the late Orville Hagan. In addition to his mother, Charles is survived by his companion, Jennifer Stover of Swiss; daughter, Shelby Hagan of Jodie and step- daughter Brenda Chapman of Swiss; brothers, Orville Hagan Jr of Cedar Grove and Rick Hagan of Cleveland, Oh; and one grandson, Jayce Tyler Ross of Swiss. A memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday March 3, at Jodie Church of God, Jodie. Friends may gather with family at the church  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the Hagan family.

March 2 2018  Lon B. Wilson Jr., 92, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest, Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was born July 10, 1925 in Diamond, WV, to the late Lon Wilson Sr., and Ethel (Meadows). In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Wilson; daughter, Sarah “Sally” Trent; son, John Wilson. He was an Army Veteran, retired from E.I. DuPont of Belle as a chemist and a member of the Gauley Bridge United Methodist church. Lon is survived by his sons, Joe Wilson of Louisa, Ky., and Jim Wilson of Mt. Hope; daughter, Sue Divita of Erlander, Ky., and Cecelia (Chuck) Welch of Gauley Bridge; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and seven great- great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday March 1, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge, with John Divita officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is in charge of arrangements.

Feb 23 2018  Junior Lee Bird, 90, of Brownsville, entered into rest Thursday, February 22, 2018. Born November 25, 1927 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Robert Vernon and Nancy Jane (Morris) Bird. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his Wife, Iona Bird; sons, Paul, Steve, and Michael Bird. Junior is survived by his son, Mark (Peggy) Bird of Seth; brother, Danny Bird of Lizemores; 8 grandchildren, and a host of  great- grandchildren.  Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 26, at Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum, London.  Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum, London.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bird family.

Feb 21 2018  Belva Lee Scarbro, 90, of Clendenin, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018. Born September 25, 1927 in Kanawha County, she was the daughter of the late David McKinley and Lydia (Strickland) Shafer.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Emery Scarbro; brothers, Alvin and Ovard Shafer; and sister, Mabel Snodgrass. Mammaw, as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren, had a very loving and caring heart.  She spent her life helping raise grandchildren and working as an in-home care provider to the elderly. Belva is survived by her sons, David (Carolyn) Scarbro of Left Hand, Darrell Scarbro of Spencer; daughter, Charlotte Witte of Milton; brother, James (Jeanette) Shafer o f Somerset, KY; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Scarbro family.

Feb 19 2018   Carmelita (Truman) Nichols, 90, of Jodie, entered into rest February 18, 2018.  Born October 29, 1927, in Vaughan , she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lona Truman of Jodie. Carmelita is survived by her son, James “Jimbo” Nichols, of Summersville; daughter, Christina “Jeanie” (Jack) Harvey of Raleigh, NC;  grandchildren, Nicholas ( Meredith) Harvey of Asheville, NC, and Amanda (Doug) Bordeaux of Raleigh, NC,  Christopher (Julie) Nichols of Mullins, Bethany Nichols of South Charleston; Five great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 21, at Bell Creek Baptist Church, Dixie, with Ministers Shane Wynn and Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Victor.  Friends may gather with the family from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Tuesday, February 20, at Bell Creek Baptist Church.  The family would like to thank all the staff of Montgomery General Hospital for all the love and care they extended to Mom and her family for the final year of her life. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nichols family.

Feb 18 2018 Tonya Colegrove, 42, of Clay, entered into rest Sunday, February 18, 2018. Born June 12, 1975 in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Robert “Doc” and Vera “Jo Ann” (King) Legg.  Tonya is survived by her husband, Joseph Colegrove; brother, Robert Legg; and sister; Rhode King, best friend Samantha Brown. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M.  Monday, February 19, at Little Laurel Church,  Hansford Fork. Friends may gather with family at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
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Feb 18 2018  Thomas Lyons, 81, of Ivydale, entered into rest Saturday, February 17, 2018. Born July 14, 1936 in Clay, he was the son of the late Martin and Nora (May) Lyons. Thomas is survived by his wife, Hallie Lyons of Big Otter; son, Thomas Lyons Jr. Tracy (Dianne) Lyons both of Ivydale; daughters, Darlene Runnion of Spencer, Debra (James) Smith of Newton; 5 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at McGlothlin Cemetery, Dink, with Minister Gene Copen officiating. Friends may gather with family half an hour prior to the service at the cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfunerlahome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Lyons family.

Feb 14 2018  Georgia Marie (Bishop) Grose, 91, of Montgomery formally of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest, Monday February 12, 2018.  Born December 20, 1926, in Big Stone Gap, VA., she was the daughter of the late Milford and Daisy (Hilton) Bishop. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Basil Grose, and one granddaughter Sherry.  Georgia is survived by her son, Steve Grose of Gauley Bridge; daughters, Donna Meadows of Huntington, Rebecca Arthur of Lewisburg, Cheryl Blare of Aberdeen, MD., Sharon Wagner of Clarksburg, and Mary Fernadez of Mt. Dora, FL.; sixteen grandchildren,  eight great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Brownsville Holiness Church, Brownsville, with Minister Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Simms Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Grose family.

Feb 12 2018  Miriam Sizemore, 88, of Clay, entered into rest Sunday, February 11, 2018. Born August 1, 1929 in Wallback, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Hattie (Salisbury) Summers.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sizemore; brothers, Chuck, Clayton, Bobby, Vallis and Price Summers; sisters, Opal Moore and Beatrice Tawney. Miriam is survived by her sons, Jack (Connie) Sizemore and Michael Sizemore both of Maysel; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and sister, Janice Boggess of Melbourne, FL. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 17, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may gather with family two hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sizemore family.

Larry Maynard Nichols, 76, of Servia, passed away February 5, 2018 at home.He was born August 24, 1941 at Lizemore,WV a son of the late Maynard and Jewel Mae Nichols. Larry was a coal miner, a factory worker in North Carolina and ended his coal mining career working as a security guard for Fola Coal Company.  He was a member of the Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church, Duck where he also served as a Sunday schoolteacher.  He enjoyed working on cars, NASCAR and bird watching. He was a member of Gassaway Masonic Lodge #133. He was an Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper in the 17th Cav 82nd Airborne Division and a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Nowlin Nichols; son, Randy Nichols of Servia; daughter, Teresa (Don) Dean of Columbia, SC; granddaughters, Jennifer (Shawn) Walker of Columbia, SC and Amanda Dean of Columbia, SC; great grandsons, Aiden and Greyson Walker; brothers, Lance (Sharon) Nichols of Whiting, IN and Steve Nichols of Page. He was preceded in death by brother, Randy Nichols and sister, Beverly Wolfe. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church, Duck with Pastor JR Mullins officiating.  Interment with military rites will be in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the church. Words of comfort may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
 

Feb 5 2018   Charles Eugene Legg, 67, of Clay, entered into rest Friday, February 2, 2018. Born November 25, 1950 in Clay, he was the son the late William and Theo (Hamrick) Legg.  He was an Air Force Veteran. Charles is survived by his son, Charles Eugene Legg  Jr. of Gauley Bridge; four grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Kenneth Adkins officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Legg family.

Feb 1 2018  Mary Fitzwater, 88, of Bickmore, entered into rest Tuesday, January 31, 2018. Born March 8, 1929 in Morgantown, she was the daughter of the late William Ross Estel Sr. and Beulah (Oneal) Estel Molisee. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Jess Fitzwater; two sisters; and one grandson. Mary is survived by her son, James and his wife, (the late Micki) Fitzwater; daughter, Sarah “Cathy”(Frank) Lane, seven grand children; twenty great grand children;  five great- great grandchildren; sister, Sandra Lee Molisee; and brother, William Ross Estel Jr. and his wife (the late Raye). Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 3, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Thomas Holt officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Fitzwater family.

Feb 1 2018  Connie June Bozzi, 66, of Dille, entered into rest January 28, 2018. Born December 10, 1951 in Parkersburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Wilson) Thorn.  Connie is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Kieko Cease and Corinne Michelle (Nick) Hanna; son, Abandon Shuman; and two grandchildren, Koa and Ash Hanna; one brother; and three sisters. Connie’s life was marked by her signature humor, sarcasm, and kindness.  She took in strays of all sorts - canine and human, and always ready with a laugh, a cup of coffee, and some of the best food you ever tasted.  If you were lucky she may even challenge you to a game of Scrabble, Yahtzee, or rummy.   A memorial service will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Jan 27 2018   William Clay King, 79, of Clay, entered   into rest Thursday, January 25, 2018. Born October 31, 1938, in Roane County, He was the son of the late Ray and Merlie (Sparks) King.  William is survived by his son, Randy King of Norwalk, Ohio; sisters, Mary Samples of Ivydale, Doris Long of French Creek and Bonnie White of Ovapa; brothers, James King of Ovapa, Roy King of Wallback and Jackie King of Rock Cave. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral  Home is honored to be serving the King family.

Jan 26 2018  Dollie “Dolly” Ellen Cummins, 81, of Ansted passed away January 25, 2018, at Summersville Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Born September 20, 1936 in Clay County, she was the daughter of Hamon and Allie Salisbury-Adkins. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband, Jack Cummins, and her daughter, Dreama Cummins.  Dolly was well known for her master quilting abilities and contagious smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  Surviving are her daughter, Deloris “Sue” Cummins-Lewis of Youngtown, AZ; sons, David (Penny) Cummins of Rock Cave,  and Danny (Suzanne) Cummins of Elkins; grandchildren, David M. (Sherry) Cummins of Fayetteville,  Mandy (Jason) Bailey of Vienna,  Nicholas (Rachell) Cummins of York, PA, Melody (Dustin) Greenway of Helvetia,  Addison Cummins of Hurricane,  Keaton Cummins of Culloden,  Amanda Cummins and Jenna Cummins, both of Elkins, and also many great grandchildren; two brothers, William (Flo) Kyle of Marion, OH, and Wilfred (Brenda) Kyle of Mt. Nebo,  and two sisters, Della Boles of Wentzville, MO and Shirley Justice of St. Albans,  and her aunt, Mary Groves, of Canvas,  and many cousins and friends. Per her wishes, there will only be a graveside service held 2:00 P.M. January 28, at the Salisbury Family Cemetery in Clay, WV  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home of Clay is in charge of arrangements.

Jan 26 2018  Geneva Edwards, 52, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  Born February 16, 1964, she was the daughter of James and Carolyn (Avner) Batterton.  In addition to her parents she is survived by her sons, David and Benny Edwards; daughters, Holly Lykins and Samantha Glovwer and several step- children; brothers, James Batterton Jr., Barry, Tony, and Oscar Batterton;   grandchildren, Eddie Medina, Matthew Elswick Sr., Skyler Edwards, Samantha Edwards, Nicki Edwards, Owen Edwards; step grandchildren, Hannah Lykins, Tasha Coleman, and Candace Titus; three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 29, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Edwards family.

Jan 23 2018  Madora Rodes Ballard, 96, originally a native of Gauley Bridge, WV died January 19, 2018 at Columbia Cottage in Campbelltown, PA., following a prolonged illness. She was born on October 15, 1921 in Gatewood, WV, daughter of the late Ira and Lula (McClung) Rodes. In 2003, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, J O. Ballard. She is survived by: son, Dr. James Ballard and wife, Gretchen of Hummelstown, PA; granddaughters, Sarah Ballard of Hummelstown, PA and Dr. Elizabeth Lopez of Douglassville, PA ; great granddaughters, Maya and Sonya Lopez of Douglassville, PA; her sister, Joella Etchison of Avon Park, FL., cousin, Ethel Shaver (age 101 yrs.) of Charleston, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by her brothers: Martin, Earl,  William and Pete Rodes. In her community, “Dorie” was known as homemaker, quilt maker and cook extraordinaire. She was devoted to the life of her church, serving as Christian education supervisor, treasurer, choir member and member of the building committee of the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge, WV. There will be a period of visitation at the church beginning at 10 a.m. that day. Pennington Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Derry Presbyterian Church, 248  East Derry Road, Hershey, PA 17033. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington funeral home is honored to be serving the Ballard family.

Jan 20 2018  Dottie (Cutlip) Rider, 64, of Clay, entered into rest Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Born May 22, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Lula (Tanner) Cutlip. In addition to her parents Dottie was also preceded in death by her grandson, Sawyer Grose. Dottie was a server at the Elkview Ponderosa for 21 years.  Dottie is survived by her husband, Jeff Rider of Clay; daughter; Candice Murphy Crowe of Harrison and step daughter, Melissa Rider of Clay; sons, Troy Grose Jr.  of Big Otter, Jason Grose of Tariff  and step son, C.J. Rider Jr. of TX; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;  brothers, Woodrow ”Bub” Cutlip of Big Otter and Tiger Cutlip of Ripley; sisters, Sue Burkhammer, Rosemary Grose and Tammy Ross all  of Big Otter, Debbie Cutlip of Spencer, and Ivy Fox of Ripley. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 21, at Moorefork Cemetery, Big Otter, with Minister Dewey Tanner officiating.  In lieu of flower family request donations be made to Christian charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rider family.

Jan 16 2018  Pauline M. Emberson, 89, of Smithers, entered into rest Monday, January 15, 2018. Born April 14, 1928 in Swiss, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Sarah (Justice) Morris. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Emberson; brother, Harry Morris; and sister, Martha Shelton. Pauline is survived by brothers, Alfred Morris, Glen Morris; sister, Shelia Vaught; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 20, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge.  Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park Association Cemetery, Summersville.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is honored to be serving the Emberson family.

Jan 16 2018  Delmer “Ray” Moore, 63, of Ansted, entered into rest Monday, January 15, 2018. Born January 29, 1954 in Falls view, he was the son of the late Delmer and Zelma (Nottingham) Moore.  Delmer is survived by his wife, Jean Ann Moore; sons, Brandon Christopher and Justin Moore; brother, Robert “Bob” Moore; sisters, Linda Barker, Juanita Phillips, Geraldine Baker, Debbie Hardesty, Annette Chaney and Reva Giannini; and four grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 19, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Sgt. Jimmy Mitchell officiating. Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington funeral is honored to be serving the Moore family.

Jan 15 2018  Robert Rose, 52, of Duck, entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018. Born September 17, 1965 in Zanesville, Ohio, he was the son of the Kathleen Hall of Duck and the late Samuel Rose.  In addition to his mother, Robert is survived by his daughter, Katthlene Rose of Duck; step-children, Bill Duncan and Kim Duncan and Anna Cottrell; brothers, Richard Rose  and David Ross both of Duck and Steve Rose of Shady Springs; daughters, Laurel Duffield and Sandy Rose both of Duck.  Funeral Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 17,  at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Freddy Schoolcraft officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Family Cemetery, Duck.  Friends may gather with family two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rose family.

Alfred Allen Cantrell Sr., 77, of Procious, passed away January 11, 2018, in CAMC General Division. Alfred was formerly employed by Ford Motor Co. and former co-owner of Cantrell Florist for 25 years. He is a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Maysel, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Ivah Cantrell; four brothers, Porter and Jimmy Cantrell and Frank and Junior Conner, and sister, Wilma Jean Godby. Alfred is survived by his two children, Sonja and husband Tony Fore of NC and Allen and wife Tammy Cantrell of Charleston, and their mother, Betty Robinson; two step-children, Robin Fairchild of Clendenin and Randy Robinson of New Mexico, and their mother, Wanda Cantrell; three brothers, Charles Cantrell of Duck, Bruce Cantrell of OH and Elwood Cantrell of NC; four grandchildren, Jeremiah and wife April Halstead, Christie and husband Sun Joo, Josh Cantrell and Adam Cantrell; one great-grandchild, Addi; five step grandchildren, Bradley and Cody Robinson, Emilee and Jaxson Fairchild and Clay Wills; and a host of nieces and nephews. A tribute to the life of Mr. Alfred Cantrell will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, at Jordan Light Baptist Church, Elkview, with Pastors Bob Jett, George Webb and Clifford Samples officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Church Cemetery, Widen. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Cantrell family.

Jan 10 2018  Gene Taylor, 73 of Indore, entered into rest Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his home surround by his family. Born May 8, 1944 in Clay, he was the son of the late Johnny and Eva (Snyder) Taylor.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his son, Gary Taylor; brothers, Teddy, Johnny and Jackie Taylor and sisters, Deloris Faye Workman and Connie Moore. Gene is survived by his wife, Opal Marie Taylor of Indore, daughter, Linda (Ronald) Adkins; sons Terry and Troy Taylor; seven grandchildren, Jeanie (Jonathan) Holcomb, Holli (Jeremiah) Harris, Ryan (Cory) Taylor, Michael Adkins, Kevin Taylor, Steven Taylor and Kelly Taylor and two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Judy Taylor; and brother-in-law Johnny Workman. Graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday,  January 11, at Adkins Cemetery, Upper Sycamore Road with Minister Naaman Moore officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Taylor family.

Jan 9 2018   Glen Ray Richards, 77, of Fayetteville, entered into rest Saturday, January 6, 2018. Born April 30, 1940 in Glen, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Darnell) Richards.  Glen is survived by his companion, Glenda Lynch of Fayetteville; sons, Marr Richards of TN, and Rusty Hickman of Birch River; daughter, Cathy Richards of Birch River; brothers, Luther Richards of Marble Falls, TX and Carl Richards of KY; niece, Kay Bennett of Fayetteville; nephews, Larry Richards and Jesse Richards both of Fayetteville; step-daughters, Starlet Snead of Bolingbrook, IL, and Linda Cameron of Mooresville, N.C.  Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Thursday, January 11, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Morris Nutter officiating.   Burial will be in Sizemores Cemetery, Lizemores.  Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is honored to be serving the Richards family.

Jan 8 2018  Richard Keith “Rick” Taylor II, 36, passed away Wednesday January 3, 2018 at home. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles “Pete” and Sybil Taylor; maternal grandparents, Lorentz “Hoppy” and Audra Hopkins. Rick was a Welder member of Pipeline Local Union 798 Tulsa, OK. He enjoyed hunting and trout fishing, he liked working on the farm and he loved the outdoors. Rick is survived by: wife, Melissa Taylor; daughter, Sophie Kei Taylor; parents, Richard K. “Rick” and Denise Taylor; brothers, Jeremy and Matthew Taylor; nephews Parker and Logan Taylor; and niece, Addison Taylor. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday January 8, 2018 at Matics Funeral Home Clendenin. The funeral will follow the visitation at noon at the funeral home Monday January 8, 2018 with Paul Hopkins II officiating. Burial will be in the Grose Cemetery Ovapa, WV. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

Jan 7 2018  Holly Lee King, 70, of Clay, entered into eternal rest Friday, January 5, 2018. Born June 14, 1947 in Kanawha County, he was the son of the late Edna Marie (King) McCune.  In addition to his mother Holly was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert McCune. Holly is survived by his sons, Lee King of Antioch, TN., Rick King of Alexandria VA; daughter, Ann Marie Garat of Oceanside, CA; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald and James McCune of Cambridge, OH; sisters, Vilinda Downs of Nashville, TN, and Kathy Lloyd of Maysel. Funeral service will be held 1:00 Tuesday, January 9, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Blue Knob Cemetery, Maysel Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home..  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the King family.

Jan 7 2018 Catherine Genevieve Paxton, 91, of Wallback, entered into rest Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born June 30, 1926, in Spring Hill, she was the daughter of the late Stevenson and Lola (Osborne) Gray.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband, Oscar Paxton and son, Lloyd Paxton. Genevieve is survived by her son, Charles “Toot”( Patricia “Trish”) Paxton of Wallback; grandchildren, Michael Paxton, Angela (Andy) Gardner, Terri (Jason) Kelly, Chrissy Summers and Kelly Paxton; great-grandchildren, Andre Kelly, Jackson Kelly, Eli Gardner and Ian Paxton; brothers, Robert (Diana) Gray and Ronald (Marie) Gray of Wadsworth Ohio. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister David McLaughlin officiating.  Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Valley Fork. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Paxton family.





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