Obituary: Miss Betty Irene Boggs

Miss Betty Irene Boggs, 84, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Roane General Hospital in Spencer.

She was born July 14, 1930 in Roane County, a daughter of the late Howard R. and Grace Wilson Boggs.

She was a 1948 Spencer High School graduate, attended Potomac State College and received her degree in English from Marshall University. She began her teaching career in 1952 and retired after 51 years of service to multiple generations of Roane County students. Miss Boggs was a beloved educator, an avid reader and an advocate of lifelong learning. She enjoyed and appreciated all things of beauty; the written word, treasured glassware and antiques, and a love of family and friends.

She is survived by three brothers, Harvey, Clarence R. “Tink”, and David Boggs, all of Spencer; five nieces and nephews, Douglas, Michael and Larry Boggs, Brenda Fisher and Brigitte Lowe; eleven great-nieces and nephews, Jacob, Daniel and Laura Grace Boggs, Kayla White, Ashley and Alyssa Boggs, Benjamin Bailey, Grayson Fisher, J. Alex Lowe, and Michael Jon and Cristopher Cole Boggs; and one great-great nephew, Amos Lee White.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Bruce Boggs.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME in Spencer with Rev. Russell Stump officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery near Spencer. Visiting hours are Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituary: Heath Allen “Bud” Crihfield

Heath Allen “Bud” Crihfield, 31, of Spencer, West Virginia died August 23, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

He was born September 24, 1982 in Parkersburg, West Virginia a son of Gary Crihfield of Spencer and the late Sarah “Gin” Fuller Crihfield.

Bud was a laborer, enjoyed chasing women and socializing, loved fishing and helping everybody out.

In addition to his father, Bud is survived by a sister, Melissa Crihfield and brother-in-law, Tyler Griffin of Spencer; and a daughter in his heart, Felicity Crihfield.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Pippen Crihfield and Jason “Red” Montgomery.

The body was cremated. There will be a memorial service for Bud at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer.

 

Obituary: Foster Carl Fore

Foster Carl Fore, Jr., 76 of Reedy, West Virginia died August 15, 2014 at his home after a sudden illness.

He was born February 27, 1938 in Reedy, West Virginia a son of the late Foster Carl and Audry Leary Fore. He was a retired school bus driver for Roane County Schools with 24 years of service. Foster served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was in the US Army for 21 years.

He loved horses and his farm, hunting, his guns and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by two sons, John Fore of Spencer, West Virginia and Steve Fore of Reedy; one grandson, Sawyer Fore; one brother, Mike Fore of Reedy; and four sisters, Linda Romine of Reedy, Dorothy Randolph and Jacqueline Holcomb, both of Spencer, and Dixie Rice of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Per his request, the body was cremated. TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service and scattering of the ashes may be held at a later date at the discretion of the family.

Obituary: Dow Coy McGlothlin

Dow Coy McGlothlin, Sr., 60, of Newton, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

He was born May 29, 1954, at Newton a son of the late Dow and Virgie Cottrell McGlothlin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth McKenzie Hickman McGlothlin; one sister, Lulabelle Chapman.

Dow was a retired employee of Ziegler Tire, Akron, OH and AmCor, Amma.

Survivors include his children, Della Dunn (John) of Barberton, OH, Dow McGlothlin, Jr. of Newton, Okey McGlothlin of Barberton, OH, Christopher McGlothlin of Cleveland, OH, Michelle Conley of Barberton, OH, Anna Hartline (John) and Frankie Hickman, Jr (Kimberly) both of Norton, OH; brothers, Romie “Mike” McGlothlin and Delmar “Bud” McGlothlin both of Newton; sisters, Eula “Ann” Dye of Newton, Patsy “Pat” McGlothlin of Cleveland, OH, Willa “Faye” Towner of Dexter City, OH and Janet McKenzie of Newton; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Justin S. Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Keen Cemetery, Newton. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Juanita C. Shafer

Juanita C. Shafer, 77, of Walton, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at home, after a short illness.

She was born February 23, 1937 at Minnora, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Ermine Ray Siers and the late Mildred Mae White Siers Dunham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Charles M. Shafer; two brothers, Dwayne Siers and Edsel Siers; one half-brother, Billy Dean “Butch” Siers.

Mrs. Shafer was a faithful Christian and a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wonderful friend to all who knew her. She was a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carol D. and Doug Proctor of Walton; two sons and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Wanda Shafer of Walton and Jerry R. Shafer of Elkview; seven grandchildren, D. Lynn Proctor (Jonathan Kizer) of Gandeeville, Jason D. Proctor of Walton, Jerry Shafer, Jr. (Jay) of Elkview, Jennifer Shafer of Walton, Amanda Taylor (Jeff Taylor) of Clendenin, Jamie Rolfes of Spencer and Shane Shafer of Elkview; 10 great grandchildren, Katheryn “Kadee” Kizer, Kara Lynn Kizer, Tiffany Proctor, Austin Proctor, Mason Proctor, Chloe Shafer, Peyton Kizer, Jarred Taylor, Payton Shafer and Kaleb Taylor; adopted grandson, Dale Locklear; two sisters, Jean Ann Wilson of Fayetteville and Sharon Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, OH; four brothers, Kenneth Siers of Grantsville, Eugene Siers of Wilmington, NC, Dennis Siers of Maumee, OH and Gail Siers of Elizabeth; four half-sisters, Rebecca Whitlock, Linda Peck, Barbara Siers and Shirley Allen.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Gary DiToto officiating. Burial will be in the Canterbury-Droddy Cemetery, Walton. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Garold Glenn (Jerry) Simons Jr

Garold Glenn (Jerry) Simons Jr. 58, of Parkersburg, formerly of Spencer, WV died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Garold Simons Sr. and Betty Armstead Simons Pullen.

Jerry was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and a great friend to many. He enjoyed having family and friends gather together to cheer on his Mountaineers, as he was the most devoted fan. He also enjoyed the warmth of the beach, the company of friends, and just sitting around telling stories and jokes.

He was a 1974 graduate of Spencer High School. Through the years, he was employed by Spencer State Hospital and Norris Industries in Spencer as well as Ames and Workforce WV in Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife Treva, daughter Lydia (Rusty) Hogue, step daughter Cierra (Austin) Young, and step granddaughter Peyton; Brother Tom (Kay) Simons of Gassaway, sisters, Vicki Stalnaker and Tammy (Rodney) Jones of Parkersburg, and Terry Carter of Ravenswood. 7 nieces, 2 nephews, and many great nieces and nephews. Several stepbrothers and stepsisters all truly loved as family.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Justin S. Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are preferred to The Family of Jerry Simons, c/o John H. Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 41, Spencer, WV 25276.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Robert Eugene Hargus

Robert Eugene Hargus, 77, of Harmony, West Virginia died Friday, August 1, 2014 at his home after a long battle with Alzheimers.

He was born June 26, 1937 in Fairfield County, Ohio a son of the late Roma and Clara Carpenter Hargus.

He graduated from Lincoln Welding Academy and worked at Eureka Pipeline for over 30 years and retired from Pennzoil Company. After retirement, he pastored at the Mt. Moriah Church. His hobbies included trout fishing, working on his farm and hunting. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Harmony Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hargus; daughters, Diana Parsons and Patricia Ray; son, William Hargus; grandsons, Eric Ray, Brad Parsons, and Mason and Logan Hargus; granddaughter, Kelly Ray; and great-grandchildren, Josh Almon and Kaidence Ray; sister, Wanda Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Robert Eugene Hargus, Jr.; and a brother, Larry Hargus.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Burnette officiating. Burial will be in the Hunt Cemetery, Harmony. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at ther church. TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, West Virginia is in charge of arrangements for the Hargus family.

Obituary: Robert Eugene Wright

Robert Eugene Wright, 71, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, in the Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly J. Wright and sheltie, Bonnie Gene; also surviving, sisters-in-law, Dareth Harris of Ravenna, Ohio and Melanie Taylor of Pinch; special cousin, Dr. Miles Holloman of Yazoo City, Miss.; several nieces, nephews and adopted families.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. William B. Wright of Burnt House; mother, Margaret Holloman Murphy of Lexington, Miss.; sister-in-law, Pamela Metz Leathem; brothers-in-law, William Harris and Jarrell Miller; mother and father-in-law, Marjorie A. and the Rev. Orville F. Walker.

He started working for the WV Department of Highways in 1964 and retired with 42 years or service as an Enforcement Officer with the Public Service Commission. He was the owner and operator of Burnt House Oil and Gas. He graduated with the wonderful class of 1962 of Harrisville High School. He attended Glenville State College and later earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from WVU-P.

Bob was an avid car enthusiast. He loved those Chevrolets but really any make of fine car. He loved NHRA and attended the Spring Nationals in Columbus, Ohio starting in 1972 until closing in 1990’s. He loved NASCAR, car and truck racing, (huge Earnhardt fan) and ARCA racing, also Barrett Jackson. He was a founding member of the Spencer Chevron’s car club during the 1960’s. He loved it all. He was a drag racer himself for many years. He participated in car shows.

He leaves behind a host of friends, too many to mention. You all know he loved you.

Bob was a Christian and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer.

We wish to thank attending physician, Dr. Grant Parkins and staff at Roane General Hospital, the ER physicians and staff, Roane County EMS staff, Dr. Susan Cole of David Lee Cancer Center, Charleston, palliative nurse and John H. Taylor Funeral Home staff.

Beverly wants to thank the God sent caregivers, April Starcher, Robert Shaffer and David Perkins, for their support.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Doug Sandy officiating. Interment will be in a private cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Obituary: James B. Tidd

James B. Tidd, 86, of Spencer, passed away on August 2, 2014.

He was born January 4, 1928 in Rock Cave, Upshur County, to the late Oscar and Violet Edith Ann Tidd.

He grew up in Rock Cave, retired from Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg, OH and has spent most of his retirement years in Spencer.

Jim has lived in WV, OH, PA and TX and enjoyed hunting, camping, boating and spending time with his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed the view of cows, horses, deer and other wildlife from his front porch on his little piece of WV heaven. He had a love for all cats and dogs and provided love and comfort to as many as he could.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Marie and children, Cathy (George) Zell of Hartville, OH, John Tidd of New Port Richey, FL, Betsy (Ron) Bann of Ravenna, OH, Judy (Mike) Beauchane of Clyo, GA, Debbie (Sonny) Faulkenberg of Branchville, IN, Donna Sarno of Akron, OH, Jimmy Tidd, Barb (Jeff) Hammack, Craig Hicks, Carla Hicks all of Spencer, and Wanda (Tim) Hoke of Sinks Grove; 18 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Jim’s brothers and sisters were Bill, George, Pat, Connie, Ruth and Jackie.

We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 5 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with the service held at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Brother Lowell Gossett officiating. Burial will be in the Tidd Family Cemetery, Spencer.

Memorial donations may be made to the Roane County Animal Shelter, 2550 Parkersburg Road, Spencer, WV 25276.

Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

 

Obituary: Calvin Westfall

Calvin D. Westfall, 69, of Spencer, West Virginia passed away on his farm and homeplace, July 26, 2014. He was born November 13, 1944 in Beaverdam, West Virginia a son of the late Edgar Ellis and Jesse Clyde Knapp-Westfall.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Lou Westfall and five brothers, Howard, Cecil, Eugene, Okey “Buck”, and Bill Westfall.

Calvin loved anything to do with the outdoors, farming, and tinkering around with engine repair. Calvin was an avid hunter and spent many hours on his farm tending to his cattle. This is where he felt most at home. He was known throughout the community for his natural ability to “fix anything”. He worked for 34 years at the Monarch Rubber Company in Spencer.

Calvin is survived by his wife of 22 years, Christine “Katie” Westfall; and his children, Cheryl Price of Spencer, Oneida Westfall of Williamstown, West Virginia, Aaron (Kacey) Westfall of Sissonville, West Virginia, Adam Westfall of Ripley, West Virginia, Robin Westfall of Ripley, West Virginia, and Barbara Westfall-Brown of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

We would like to thank everyone who worked tirelessly to search for Calvin. We appreciate your hard work and know it will not be forgotten.

Per Calvin’s request, a graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Fairview Cemetery in Reedy, West Virginia.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer is in charge of arrangements for the Westfall family. There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home.

Obituary: Ruth Kidder

Ruth Kidder, 63, of Spencer, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in the Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

She was born July 19, 1950, at Normantown, a daughter of the late Steve and Martha Riffle Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Collins.

Ruth was a homemaker and farmer.

Survivors include one son, Granville Kidder of Spencer; one daughter, Linda Smith of Florida; four grandchildren, Nukeila Kidder, Sonia Kidder, Brenna Garnes and Blake Garnes; four great grandchildren, Damion Longfellow, Kiara Longfellow, Layla Garnes and Braydon Jay Kidder; six brothers, George, Clifford, Davey, Jessie, Richard and Fred Collins; two sisters, Mary Myers and Betty Miller.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in the Snodgrass Cemetery, Gandeeville. Friends may call two hours before the funeral.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Shirley Carol Jett

Shirley Carol Jett, 62, of Looneyville WV, went home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2014 following a short illness.

Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved parents Waunie and Kate Hanshaw and her brother Dana Hanshaw.

Few words can express the impact Shirley had on the people around her including her husband of 43 years Randall "Blake" Jett, also of Looneyville. She always said it was his polka dot hat he wore when she first met him that sealed the deal for her. Shirley's life revolved around Blake and their two daughters, Kelly Morehead of Looneyville and Jaelyn Merical of Charleston. Shirley always ensured her daughters never wanted for anything and they didn't. She also loved her sons-in-law, Billy Morehead of Looneyville and Joseph Merical of Charleston.

Shirley was a homemaker in order to ensure that she was always available to take care of her family which also include three very special grandchildren whom she held near and dear to her heart, Nicholas and Olivia Morehead of Looneyville and a new "Merical" grandchild due in November.

Shirley is also survived by her sisters MaryLou Summers (Joe Summers) of Wallback, Agnes Perkins of Valley Fork, Hazel Griffith (Dale Griffith) of Seville OH, Phyllis Hanshaw of Millersburg, OH, Sharon Boggs (Rocky Boggs) of Valley Fork, Ruth Webster (Dan Webster) of Creston, OH, and brothers Charles Hanshaw (Rose Hanshaw)of Fredericksburg, OH and David Hanshaw (Marie Hanshaw) of Valley Fork, WV. Shirley also had many nephews and nieces, each of which she loved dearly.

Shirley ' s life was a full one filled with love, laughter and her devout faith in the Lord. As a result, she created a strong family bond built on that love and faith that can never be broken. She loved to spend time with her family especially her husband who she traveled with each week to work with. She also loved to sit on her front porch and swing while talking with her daughters.

Those who knew Shirley well probably received cards or little notes from her in the mail from time to time to let them know she was thinking about them. As she always said, “ It's the little things we can do for others that make a difference.”

The loss of Shirley leaves a void in the hearts of her loved ones but the memories she created with each one of them will forever stay and provide them with such love and comfort.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in the J. Herbert Smith Sr. Family Cemetery, Vineyard Ridge, Looneyville.

Friends may call one hour before the funeral.

Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

 

Obituary: Rita M. Terrell

Rita M. Terrell, 84, of Reedy, West Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at home.

She was born April 30, 1930 in Roane County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Pearl Starcher Matics. She loved and cared deeply for her family-her parents, brothers, sister, sons, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, nieces, and nephews.

Rita is survived by her husband, Kenneth V. Terrell, Jr.; two sons, and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Doris Terrell and K. Allen and Cheryl Terrell, all of Reedy; four grandchildren, Jason Terrell and Amanda Terrell, both of Reedy, Ashley (Mike) Sheppard of Grand Saline, Texas, and Brittany (Paul) Ward of St. Albans, West Virginia; a great-granddaughter, Elliot Brooke Sheppard; a sister, Tresa Lea Westfall of Woodsfield, Ohio; and three brothers, Don and Kenneth Matics, both of Reedy, and Jim Matics of Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred “Bill”, Jr., Robert (Bob), Larry, and Benny Matics. The family wishes to send special thanks to Rita’s caregivers: Beth Mullens, Pat Mason, and Katrina Parsons.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Fairview Cemetery off of Grace Road near Reedy. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fairview Church and Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 266, Spencer, WV 25276.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, West Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary: Barbara Jean Fields

Barbara Jean Fields, 53, of Spencer, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her home.

She was born February 9, 1961, in Spencer, a daughter of Carol J. Kelly Miller of Spencer and the late Levi Gay Miller. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by one sister, Media Hall; and an infant brother, Levi G. Miller, Jr.

Barbara was a former employee of Kellwood Corp. and Go-Mart, Spencer.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Rick Fields of Spencer; two sons, Timothy Fields and Richard Fields both of Spencer; three grandchildren, Julian Fields, Jamison Arison and Jeremiah Fields; three sisters, Regina Marks of Spencer, Beverly Arthur of Milford, OH and Tammy Nichols also of Spencer; one brother, Mark Miller of Ripley.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in the Slate Cemetery, Spencer.

Friends may call one hour before the funeral on Wednesday.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Donald E. Williams

Donald E. Williams, Sr., 61, the Athletic Director at Roane County High School, a position he held since 2005, has died.

For 30 years Williams coached football, basketball and tennis. He had coached and taught at Gauley Bridge High School, Charleston Catholic High School, Parkersburg Catholic High School, Walton High School and Roane County High School.

For the last 32 years, he had been in the Roane County School System. While he was at Gauley Bridge and Charleston Catholic, his teams were in State Championships.

He was a member of the West Virginia Education Association and the West Virginia Coaches Association, receiving his B.S. from W.V.I.T., Montgomery and his M.S. from W.V.U., Morgantown.

He was a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Spencer and the Knights of Columbus, a member and past president of the Roane Arts and Humanities Council.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 8 in the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Spencer, with Father Josh Stevens as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 7 at the Roane County High School.

The family requests that donations be made in memory of Donald E. Williams, Sr., to the Roane County Scholarship Foundation, 804 Summit Street, Spencer, WV 25276.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary: Ralph Leon Cottrell

Ralph Leon Cottrell, 65, of Spencer, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 26, 1948 at Clover, Roane County, a son of the late Raymond Francis and Sybil Lorraine Huffman Cottrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Church, Rosalee Starcher, June Henslee and Naomi Frances Randall; three brothers, Robert L. Cottrell, Benjamin Cottrell and Boyd Ray Cottrell.

Ralph was a boiler maker and a former employee of Kellwood Corp., Spencer.

Survivors include one sister, Mable Irene Winter of California; caregiving nieces and nephew, Ann Herman and Sue Walkup of Massillon, OH and Dominic Joseph Cottrell of Wheeling; numerous other nieces and nephews.

Ralph has been cremated. Burial, at a later date, will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Thella G. Miller Gainer

Thella G. Miller Gainer, age 89, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, June 27, 2014.

She was born November 14, 1924, in Gilmer County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Everett Miller and Audra Snyder Miller.

She was a former employee of Kellwood Company and retired from Spencer State Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Spencer.

Thella is survived by her son, Gordon Lee Gainer (Rita), of Spencer; and granddaughters, Lindsay Gainer of Ripley and Megan Gainer of Spencer; grandchildren, Tracie Nolder, Anissa Furr, Tammy Furr and Chad Furr; sisters, Merle Nicholson and Tressa Porterfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Gainer; son, Errol Gene Furr; sister, Thelma Ritter; and brothers, Russell and Bryan Miller.

Thella requested there be no funeral service and her wishes will be respected.

If anyone desires, donations may be made in her memory to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary: Alvin Eugene Dye

Alvin Eugene Dye, 79, of Reedy, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of the late Elden and Ruby Freshwater Dye. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Elva Kelley, his brother, Sam Dye, and his brother-in-law, Alfred Kelley.

He was retired from Copper Well Steel in Warren, Ohio after working 30 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by Norma George, the love of his life for 30 years; and a very special step-daughter, Robin George of the home; two step-children, Denny (Cheryl) George of Parkersburg, West Virginia and David George of Clarksville, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Joann (Daniel) Emerick of Parkersburg; a very special sister-in-law, Betty Dye of Vienna, West Virginia; and his special caregiver and nephew, John (Marsha) Greathouse of Spencer, West Virginia.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer with Rev. Jeffrey Williamson, pastor of the First Evangelical Methodist Church in Parkersburg, officiating. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery near Reedy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.

 

Obituary: Richard A. "Rick" Hall

Richard A. “Rick” Hall, 54, of Spencer, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in the Miletree Center, Spencer.

He was born November 12, 1959 at Charleston, a son of the late Bill Roy Hall and the late Barbara Jane Jackson Hall Buchanan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Joseph Hall; and stepfather, Oris Buchanan.

Rick was a former oil field worker and cemetery work contractor.

Survivors include a son and son’s fiancée, Joe Hall and Melissa Glaspell of Spencer; a granddaughter, Madison Hall; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Timothy and Lisa Hall and Tom and Loretta Hall all of Spencer; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 27 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor John Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Slate Cemetery, Spencer. Friends may call one hour before the funeral at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: James H "Jim" Stotts

James H. “Jim” Stotts, 83, of Spencer, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 17, 1930, at Clover, Roane County, a son of the late Everett Lewis and Edna Gay Price Stotts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Geraldine “Jerry” Stotts; a granddaughter, Andrea Stone; two great grandchildren, Tori Patterson and Reece Richards; two brothers, Ivan Stotts and Leo Stotts; four sisters, Icy Kincaid, Frances “Chick” Vance, Velma Buchanan and Eula Stotts.

Mr. Stotts was a long time employee of Rader’s Recapping, Spencer. He was a member of the Spencer Advent Christian Church, Moriah Lodge No. 38, A.F. & A.M. and Wetzel Chapter No. 27, O.E.S., Spencer.

Survivors include four daughters, Margaret Miller of Charleston, Ruth Patterson of St. Albans, Susan Finkbeiner of Summerville, SC and Elizabeth Stotts of Spencer; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, Lewis Stotts of Marietta, GA and Kenna Stotts of Boerne, TX; two sisters, Delcie DeKett of Springport, MI and Hope Morris of Nitro.

Jim requested that there be no visitation or service. His family is honoring his request. He will be cremated and at a later date buried in the Clover Cemetery beside his wife.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.