Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 30, 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006


Deaths

Raymond “Ray” Blevins, 78, of Thorpe, died Thursday, March 29, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital. Friends may call today from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch where funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Bluewell.

Bonnie Jean Bowles, 60, of Village Green Mobile Home Park, Princeton, died Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Princeton. Arrangements will be announced by the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

India M. Chapman, 79, of Lindside, died March 30, 2006 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Wickline Funeral Home of Lindside.

Leonard L. Reed Sr., 69, of Dayton, Ohio, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 in Dayton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at House of Wheat Funeral Home Inc., 2107 North Gettysburg Ave., Dayton.



Obituaries

Genevieve Ladare Caldwell Asbury

MATOAKA — Genevieve Ladare Caldwell Asbury, 88, of Matoaka, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at her residence.

Born June 16, 1917 in Bluefield, she was the daughter of the late Emory Everette Caldwell and Annie Hambrick Caldwell Alvis. She was a graduate of Athens High School, Concord College and attended West Virginia University. She taught in the Tazewell County School system for two years. Then she taught one year in a one-room school in Mercer County. During that time she helped organize material for the Green Book for Curriculum In One-Room Schools. She was principal of Weyanoke Elementary from 1959 to 1965. In 1962 she became a teacher at Matoaka Elementary until her retirement in 1980.

Mrs. Asbury was a very active member of the Church of the Living God in Athens where her husband served as pastor and was also a Sunday School Teacher. She had been a lifelong resident of Mercer County.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Rev. John Arnold Asbury; one daughter, Delores Ann Dean; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Hayes Caldwell and wife Margaret and Delancey Caldwell and wife Hope; and one sister, Ramona Dillman preceded her in death.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors include two nieces, Georgeann Burgess and husband Billy and Ann Shehan and husband Ron; three devoted nephews whom Genevieve loved with all her heart, Mark Hayes Caldwell and wife Jackie, James Caldwell and wife Patty, and Tom Caldwell, their calls, candy, flowers and pictures meant so much to her; and two special friends, Eloise Reed and Joyce Reed who cared for her in her home since September 2005 when she became ill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Ralph Calfee officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today.

Mabel June Auvil

MARIETTA, Ga. — Mabel June Auvil, 88, of Marietta, formerly of Athens, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Born June 15, 1917 in Rock, she was the daughter of the late Winton Burton and Mary Virginia Warren Lytton. Mrs. Auvil was a graduate of Athens High School and Concord College and was a retired schoolteacher. She had lived in Blairsville, Ga. for 19 years before moving to Marietta. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County, Ga. and a former member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bluefield, Va.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Rev. Keith B. Auvil; six brothers, Otie A. Lytton, Doyle Lytton, Cloyd Lytton, Ewell Lytton, I.V. Lytton and Paul Lytton; and three sisters, Opie Bailey, Byrd Neal and Dolly Lytton preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, June Cowan and husband Rev. John S. Cowan Jr. of Woodstock, Ga.; three grandchildren, John Keith Cowan, Christopher Cowan, and Mary Beth Cowan; one brother, Harold Lytton of Princeton; and one sister, Inez Lytton Ayers of Clinton, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bluefield, Va. with Dr. Donald Scott and the Rev. Terry Goodman officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.

Faye Avonelle Belcher

PRINCETON — Faye Avonelle Belcher, 63, of Broadway Street, Princeton died Monday, March 27, 2006 at Rock Camp.

Born May 5, 1942, at Phyllis, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Jossie Smith Justice. Faye was educated in Kentucky, was a devoted mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of the Silver Springs Baptist Church in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Edison Belcher; a stepson, David Belcher and stepdaughter, Sandra Sadler.

Survivors: Her son and wife, Bronson and Jennifer Belcher and their daughter Tayah; stepchildren, Eddie Belcher of Bozoo, Benjamin E. Belcher II of Princeton, Kevin Belcher of Fort Benny, Ga., Patty Ann Merna of Virginia, Tina Alongoria of Virginia, Teresa Belcher of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Gerald McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Princeton.

Friends may call today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Family and friends may share online condolences via www.memorialfd.com

Serving as pallbearers are Brian Holdren, Craig Dunagan, Randall Blankenship, Shane, Robby and Eddie Kitts.

The Belcher family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Loretta Ann Carroll

BLUEFIELD — Loretta Ann Carroll, 59, of Route 1, Box 272 (Sandlick Road) in Bluefield, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at her home.

Born Feb. 18, 1947 in Bluefield, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene Fletcher. She had been a resident of Sandlick Road for 43 years, and was a member of the Calvary Tabernacle Church in Glenwood. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Princeton Health Care Center and The Maples Nursing Home in Bluefield. She was a former employee of Itmann No. 3 Mines in Herndon and Shoney's Restaurant in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa Marie Carroll; two brothers, Billy Ray Fletcher and Junior Fletcher; and four sisters, Dorothy Compton, Irene Classen, Glenna Cardwell and Virginia McGhee.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Charles Carroll of the home; three sons, Charles Carroll and wife Melissa of Randleman, N.C., James Carroll and wife Shelbie of Princeton, and Frankie Carroll of the home; one daughter, Cindy Najar and husband Nick of Princeton; grandchildren, Heather Horne, Timmy “T.J.” Najar and Jamie Harman of Princeton, Franklin Carroll II of Bluefield, Cody Carroll and Bret Arrington of Welch, Jason Carroll and Christopher Carroll of Randleman; great grandchildren, Jacob Reiss, Destiney Najar and Bradly Horne of Princeton, David Carroll, Caleb Carroll, Savannah Carroll and Alissa Carroll of Randleman; brothers, Hubert Fletcher of the home, Claude Fletcher and wife Debbie of Bluefield; sisters, Elizabeth Price and husband Larry of Bluefield and Stella Elizabeth Mathena of Princeton; stepchildren, Wayne Shinault and Sharon Shinault of Falls Mills, Va.; step grandchildren, Crystal Thomas of Bluefield, and B.J. Shinault of Quantico, Va.; step great grandchildren, Keith Shinault, Elijha Thomas and Destiny Thomas of Bluefield; and special friend, Renee Rose of Bluefield.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Roger Carroll, the Rev. George Johnston and the Rev. James Jones officiating. Burial will follow at the Carroll Family Cemetery in Sandlick.

Serving as pallbearers will be Franklin Carroll, Danny Lusk, Claude Fletcher, Timmy Najar, Charles Carroll, and Jason Carroll. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry McPherson, Wesley McPherson, Kevin Underwood, Hubert Fletcher, Danny Skeens and Walter Skeens.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today.

Miss Marjorie Elizabeth Coffey

ROANOKE, Va. — Miss Marjorie Elizabeth Coffey, 82, formerly of 3009 Bluefield Ave., Bluefield, died Monday, March 27, 2006 in a Roanoke nursing home.

Born Oct. 5, 1923 in Bluefield, she was a daughter of the late Russell E. and Ada C. Holtz Coffey. Miss Coffey was a member of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Bluefield, Va. and a graduate of Bluefield College. She was formerly employed at Bluefield Optical as an office manager.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Russell Lee Coffey, and sister: Helen Bone.

Survivors include a niece; Nancy Arwood of Kentucky and several cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006 from the Maple Park Cemetery located in Bluefield with the Rev. Russ Hatfield officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations if desired, may be made to the Mercer County Humane Society, 1003 Shelter Rd., Princeton, WV 24740.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages may do so by visiting www.mercerfuneralhome.com

Mercer Funeral Home and Crematory of Bluefield is serving the Marjorie Coffey family.

Virginia Bailey Grim

SALEM, Va.— Virginia Bailey Grim, 94, of Salem, and formerly of Bluefield, Va., passed away on March 26, 2006 at Richfield Care and Recovery Center in Salem.

Virginia was born on Oct. 22, 1911 and raised in Cedar Bluff, Va. She was the daughter of the late Harvey Peery and Mollie Bandy Bailey.

She graduated from Richlands High School and attended Emory & Henry College. She was a teacher in Tazewell and Buchanan County, Va., was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Bluefield, Va. for 52 years and a member of the Wesleyanna Class. She was a constituent member of the First United Methodist Church in Salem, Va. and a member of the Della Bradley Class. Virginia will be remembered for her soft voice, sweet smile, love of cooking and her strong faith. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frazier Grim Jr.; brothers, James Bandy Bailey and George Reece Bailey; and a sister, Nell Bailey Hairfield.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann G. Sparger and husband Merritt of Salem; granddaughter, Jennifer Wheeling and husband Chad of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson, Jonathan Sparger and wife Aimee and a great grandson, Brady Merritt Sparger of Roanoke, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The celebration of her life and death will be held Sunday, April 2nd, 2006 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bluefield, Va. with the Rev. Raymond Amos and the Rev. Bobby Pickle officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church. A private burial will follow at Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richlands, Va.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, Salem, Va., Building Fund or to First United Methodist Church, Bluefield, Va. Maintenance Fund, or to Emory & Henry College Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 950, Emory, VA 24327.

Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Roxie H. Johnson

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Roxie H. Johnson, 88, of the Baptist Valley Section of North Tazewell, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2006 at her home.

She was born at Cliffield, Va. and was a daughter of the late Larry Amos and Kate Beavers Harrison.

She was a loving mother and housewife. She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Baptist Valley.

She was the widow of Ed Johnson. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura C. Conley; sisters, Madeline Peery, Jeanette Hankins, June Whitt and brother, Larry “Pete” Harrison.

Survivors include: Daughters: Shirley Shell and husband Pleas of Baptist Valley, Va. and Barbara Presley and husband Ron of Baptist Valley; sisters: Sally Lewis of Lansing, Mich. and Faye Earls of Roanoke, Va.; brother: Harry B. Harrison of Cedar Bluff, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel of Tazewell, Va., with Ronald Presley and Minister Walter Schwitzerlett officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home today, March 31, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home of Tazewell will be serving the Johnson family. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. Nancy Ann Stanley Mullins

YADKINVILLE, N.C.— Mrs. Nancy Ann Stanley Mullins, 45, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at her home.

She was born Aug. 7, 1960 in Welch to Wallace and Allene Pennington Stanley.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Allene Pennington Stanley; brother, Arthur Stanley; grandparents, James Franklin and Lizzie Pennington; two aunts, Juanita Stanley and Nadine Kennedy.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Mullins of the home; father, Wallace Pennington; two daughters, Aleane Laws of Yadkinville, Michelle (Kinney) Cave of Yadkinville; sisters, Carol Kay Keaton of West Virginia, Charolene Faye Payne of Thomasville, N.C., Eunice Stevens of West Virginia, Elizabeth Rasnick of West Virginia; brothers, Glen (Linda) Stanley, Richard Stanley, Ray (Nancy) Stanley, Kenneth Stanley, all of West Virginia; two grandsons, Robert Dakota Laws and Andrew Ray Laws; cousin, Sandra Stanley of Denton, N.C.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Mullins Cemetery in Ritter by the Rev. Wayne Mullins. Family and friends to meet at Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger by 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2006 to go to the graveside service. A memorial service will be in Yadkinville at a later date.

Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Mullins family.

Mrs. Lucy M. Waters Pounds

THORPE — Mrs. Lucy M. Waters Pounds, 79, of (Turn Hole) Thorpe, peacefully departed this life on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at the Welch Community Hospital.

Born May 25, 1926 in Thorpe, she was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle Bass Waters. She was a life long resident of Thorpe, a graduate of Gary District High School, Class of 1943 and a homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Harmon Branch Church of God, Thorpe for the past 27 years, where she faithfully served as financial secretary, treasurer of the Sunday School and president of the Usher Board.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Pounds Sr.; her son, Frederick Pounds Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Horton and Ruby Staples.

Mrs. Pounds was the last surviving member of her original family.

She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Betty J. and Roland Stepney Sr. of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren: Reginald “Squirmy” Stepney of Vacaville, Calif., Roland Stepney Jr., Kevin Stepney and Gerald Stepney all of Columbus, and Chevelle Bushnell and Keith Pounds both of Capitol Heights, Md.; and a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives, her church family and many friends; which includes a special friend, Frank Davis of Gary.

A Homegoing Service will be conducted at noon Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Mt. Harmon Branch Church of God in Thorpe with Overseer Benjamin Brogdon officiating, assisted by Vice Ruling Elder Karen Jones Gautier and Bishop Arnie Joyce. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Bluewell.

Grandsons and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call Saturday at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Arrangements and services entrusted to the Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch.

Justine “Teeny” Bennett Roope

HINTON— Justine “Teeny” Bennett Roope, 77, of New River Road, Hinton, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the Princeton Community Hospital, following a long illness.

Born Oct. 23, 1928 in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Lola Adkins Bennett of Hinton and the late Frank Bennett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Roope and one sister, Opal Callum.

Besides her mother, she is survived by three daughters, Carmen Hamm and her husband Donnie of Hinton, Pam Fox Johnson and her husband Paul of Princeton and Debbi Fox Rash and her husband Marty of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Alvin “Buddy” Fox and his wife Helen of Nashville, Tenn. and Randall “Randy” Fox and his wife Judy of Madison; eight grandchildren, Joey Stacey, Maria Marvin, Jason Richmond, Tyler Wilson, Chris Rash, Emily Bowen, Melissa Humphreys and Rebecca Wiant; six great grandchildren, Christy Stacey, Lil’ Joe Stacey, Heather Stacey, Kenny “Boomer” Marvin, Brittany Akers and Bruce Humphreys; and one sister, Mildred Easter of Welch.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Tony Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Family Cemetery on New River Road.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

Ronnie and Connie Collins, Dana Spratt, Joey Stacey, Daniel Richmond, Chris Rash, Kenny Marvin and Lil’ Joe Stacey will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at info@ronaldmeadowsfp.com

Algie K. Stiltner

GRUNDY, Va. — Algie K. Stiltner, 84, of Grundy, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Wellmont Bristol Regional Hospital, Bristol, Tenn. following a short illness.

Born in Buchanan County, Va., he was a son of the late John McKinley and Melissa Violet Coleman Stiltner. He was a life-long resident of Buchanan County, attended Mountain Mission School, was a member of Little Freedom Old Regular Baptist Church and a retired coal miner. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed gardening and giving his produce to his friends and family.

Mr. Stiltner was inducted in the United States Army Nov. 9, 1942 serving in the battles and campaigns at Bismark Archipelago, South Philippines, Luzon and New Guinea receiving the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with 4-Bronze Service Stars, Purple Heart GO53HE 1st Cavalry Division, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2-Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal and was wounded in action at Luzon on March 9, 1945. He was honorably discharged from the Army Oct. 30, 1945. In 1950, hearing the call of his country, he re-enlisted this time in the United States Air Force for four years and served his country during the Korean conflict.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Stiltner was preceded in death by his first wife, Kansada Stiltner and his second wife, Nina Mae Wilkinson Stiltner who passed away on May 22, 2004; three sons, Matthew Stiltner, Mark Stiltner and Algie Paul Stiltner; and one brother, John Verlin Stiltner.

He is survived by four daughters: Linda Ann and husband Willie Mayhorn of Grundy, Virgie Mae Stiltner of Grundy, Bernice Faye Stiltner of Grundy, Mildred Charliece Stiltner of Grundy; three sons: Anthony Charles Stiltner of Grundy, John Marlin Stiltner of Grundy, David Luke Stiltner of Grundy; three brothers: Pleas Stiltner of Grundy, Samuel Paul Stiltner of Cloverdale, Va., Andrew Franklin Stiltner of Keystone, Ind.; three sisters: Faye Deel of Grundy, Mae Barr of Abingdon, Va., Nancie Stiltner of Bradenton, Fla.; 11 grandchildren: Anthony Mayhorn, Linda Gail Justus, Eric Mayhorn, Sonny Mayhorn, Derek Mayhorn, Joshua Stiltner, Belinda Stiltner, Tonya Stiltner, Shane Blankenship, Mary Beth Owens and Debbie Keene; seven great grandchildren: Billy Dewayne Justus, Savanna Mayhorn, Carolyn Keene, Rhina Blankenship, Alex Blankenship, Nathaniel Chase Mayhorn and Deezada Meadows; two special friends: Stella Smith and Cheyenne Dellinger.

Funeral services for Algie K. Stiltner will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Little Freedom Old Regular Baptist Church on Deskins near Vansant, Va., with Elder Jackie Church and Elder Jerry Matney officiating with burial to follow in the Stiltner Family Cemetery on Dave Branch in Grundy.

Friends may call at the Little Freedom Old Regular Baptist Church after 4 p.m. today and there will be services today and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by members of the John Ratliff Post No. 164 of the American Legion.

Active pallbearers will be Anthony Mayhorn, Eric Mayhorn, Sammy Mayhorn, Derek Mayhorn, Billy Justus, Chris Riddle, Darrell Stiltner, Mark Stiltner, Donnie Stiltner and Leonard Mayhorn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pleas Stiltner, Buster Stiltner, Steve Riddle, Tommy Riddle, Winfield (Hoot) Dellinger Jr., Jimmy Smith, Henry Farmer, Willie Mayhorn, Dr. J.N. Patel, Jack Buchanan, Robert Smith and Johnny Belcher.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grundyfuneralhome.com

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of all arrangements.

Robert H. (Bob) Walthall Jr.

PRINCETON — Robert H. (Bob) Walthall Jr., 89, of 308 Sandpiper Avenue, Quail Valley Estates, Princeton, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at his home.

Born April 15, 1916 in Kilsyth, he was the son of the late Robert Henry Walthall Sr. and Susan Painter Walthall.

Mr. Walthall continued to work until his passing as owner of Princeton Dry Cleaners. He graduated from Princeton High School and attended Concord College where he met Lucille. He was a member of Tau Kappa Eplison Fraternity. Mr. Walthall was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and Holliday Sunday School Class of Princeton. Through the years he had been in the Methodist Men, an usher and on several church committees. He spent many hours listening to his wife prepare church lessons and became a true believer in the Lord.

He was a Princeton community leader who was on the Princeton City Council with his great nephew Bill Draper as Vice Mayor. He loved Princeton and wanted the growth and prosperity to be enjoyed by the citizens. He was also on the Mercer County Board of Education for 18 years, serving as Vice-President, playing a major role and served in improvement of educational opportunities for children. His greatest accomplishment was the building of the Mercer County Vocational School. He was also President of the West Virginia Board of Education Association while serving as a school board member. He was a Kentucky Colonel, served on the Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center advisory board and had been a long standing member of the Princeton Rotary Club, Methodist Adult Fellowship and Gideon's International.

During World War II, as a newlywed, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and fell in love with the railroad. As an avid railroader, he had a miniature train room that was his hobby. When he moved to his new home, he passed the miniature trains to his grandson, Robbie, who works for Norfolk Southern Railroad. His other passion was his home at Claytor Lake where for years he taught kids to water ski and enjoyed boat riding, even though he could not swim. He also loved his rose garden where he tended with great love.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters; two brothers; and his beloved wife of 64 years, Lucille Litz Walthall who passed away June 18, 2004.

Survivors include his children, Margaret Jane Walthall of Princeton, Robert H. (Bobby) Walthall III of Macon, Ga. and Carolyn Mathena and her husband Lee; five grandchildren, Susan Litz Walthall of Princeton, Alicia Carter and her husband Eric of Fort Valley, Ga., Robert (Robbie) Walthall of Warner Robbins, Ga., Susan Mathena and Tracy Mathena; a brother, Thomas (Tommy) Walthall and his wife Ruby of Princeton; a sister-in-law, Joan L. Litz of Roanoke, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He had a fond extended family that include Dr. Robert C. Jackson and his wife Sandy and children, Joel, Jeremy and Jennifer of Blacksburg, Va.; Pamela L. Winfrey of Princeton, Rev. Barry and Wanda Early of Princeton, Norma Howard of Princeton and Kathleen Bingham of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton with the Rev. G. Randal Atkins and Dr. Robert C. Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Pallbearers will include Jeb Braford, Dick Braford, Joe Braford (his nephews), Bill Draper (his great-nephew), Jerry Flanigan, John Puckett and Randy Price.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church for the Pastor's Discretionary Fund, P.O. Box 304, Princeton, WV 24740 or to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 5130, Princeton, WV 24740.

Friends may call Saturday from noon until service hour at the church.

Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com



Funerals

Funerals scheduled today include:

• TSGT John Wesley Lyons Jr.: 11 a.m., graveside services at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va.

• Biddie Kennedy Muncy: 11 a.m., Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.

• Charles Edward (Chuck) Neal: 1 p.m., Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Patterson, Va. Burial will follow in Matney Cemetery, Patterson.

• Betty Ann Rainey: 2 p.m., Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell.

• Dorothy Wood: 11 a.m., graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Park, Princeton.