• Lucy Simpson, 82, of Port St. Joe, Fla., formerly of Worth, died Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Bay St. Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center in Port St. Joe after a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Widener Funeral Home In Northfork.
Jason Michael Allara
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Services for Jason Michael Allara, 26, of Columbia, S.C., were held Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel in Irmo. Visitation was held Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Clemson University Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating.
Mr. Allara died Saturday, April 1, 2006. Born in Morgantown, he was the beloved son of Dr. Jack M. Allara II and Sharon Crawford Allara. He was a graduate of Irmo High School where he started on the basketball team for two years. He was a graduate of Clemson University, which he loved. He was employed by Capital Produce Distributors.
Surviving are his mother of Columbia, S.C.; father and stepmother, Marla Allara of Salem, Va.; brothers, John Allara of Columbia and Jeff Allara and his wife Kara of Chattanooga, Tenn.; half brother, Lucas Allara and half sister, Emily Allara both of Salem; grandmothers, Barbara Allara of Iaeger and Mary Thompson of Princeton and step-grandmother, Linda Smither of Huddleston, Va.
Mr. Allara will be greatly missed.
Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of local arrangements.
Vada V. Cline
PETERSTOWN — Vada V. Cline, 78, of Peterstown, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va.
She was born April 4, 1928, at Glen Lyn, Va., and was the daughter of the late Ned and Ella Jane Perdue Clemons. Mrs. Cline was a homemaker and had worked at Celanese, and was of the Christian faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cecil Cline; son, Ronnie Cline; three brothers, Marvin, Buddy, and Curtis Clemons; two sisters, Thelma Sudduth and Charlotte Scott.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Martin of Peterstown; four sons, Michael Cline and wife Debbie of Peterstown, Jerry G. Cline and wife Nancy of Prince George, Va., Bobby Dewese and wife Mary Anne of Gaithersburg, Md., Joe Broyles of Pearisburg, Va.; two brothers, Claude Clemons and wife Francis of Baltimore, Md., and Jackie Clemons and wife Darlene of Rich Creek, Va.; two sisters, Jeanette Thornton and husband Earl of Narrows, Va., Darlene Gautier and husband Bobby of Rich Creek; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Peterstown Cemetery, with Pete Dunford officiating.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., today, April 7, 2006 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Peterstown.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.
Mr. George Washington Cordle
RAVEN, Va. — Mr. George Washington Cordle, 83, of Raven, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in a Richlands, Va. hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born July 29, 1922 in Tazewell County, Va., he was the son of the late Robert and Maddie Asbury Cordle. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired coal miner formerly employed by Jewell Smokeless Coal Corporation and was a member of the Millstone Apostolic Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Wade Cordle; his second wife, Hazel Marie Cordle; one son, PFC Lucky Joe Cordle; three daughters, Patsy Sue Coleman, Linda Carol Johnson and Cindy Charlene Cordle; one sister, Nannie Puckett; four brothers, Winfred Cordle, John Cordle, Howard Cordle and Marvin Cordle; and five grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Virginia Keen Cordle; six daughters, Linda Shelton of Doran, Va., Lillie Lane and husband Robert of Baptist Valley, Va., Lillian Osborne of Raven, Barbara Vandyke and husband Paul of Swords Creek, Va., Kathy Proffitt and husband Larry of North Tazewell, Va., and Tammy Street and husband Curtis of Raven; five sons, Jessie Cordle and wife Susan of Churchill, Tenn., Jackie Cordle and wife Missy of Swords Creek, Ricky Cordle and wife Rita and Danny Cordle and wife Christine both of Buchanan County, Va., and Jimmy Cordle and wife Alice of Raven; two sisters, Louise Blankenship and Virginia Shelton both of Raven; two special ladies who were just like daughters, Mrs. Stella Grimmett of Raven and Mrs. Joyce Keen of Dublin, Va.; 45 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff, Va. with Brother Raymond Perry, Brother Paul Vandyke and Brother Tommy Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Casey Shortt VFW Post 9640.
Friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. German Iosif, Dr. Tahir Ahmed, Dr. Salman Sheikh and Dr. Jose Piriz.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Cordle family.
Mrs. Beulah Hagan Pritchett
PRINCETON — Mrs. Beulah Hagan ”Nanny” Pritchett, 78, of McKinley Avenue, Princeton, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at her home with her loving family at her side.
Born Feb. 5, 1928, at Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Opal Roland Hagan.
Mrs. Pritchett was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest “Mickey” Pritchett along with three brothers, Billy, Charles and Lawrence Pritchett.
Survivors: Two sons, Rick Pritchett and wife Kelly of Cloverdale, Va., Steve Pritchett of Princeton; seven grandchildren; siblings, Paul Hagan of Abingdon, Va., Bernard Hagan of Riner, Va., Jean Gore of Bowling Green, Ohio, Mary Wilson of Toledo, Ohio, Ruby Estep of Bluefield, Dora Pritchard of Portsmouth, Va., Carol Pauley of Bland, Va.; a host of nephews and nieces.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton with Pastor Larry Dyer officiating.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Family and friends may share online condolences via www.memorialfd.com
Those wishing to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton Saturday by 12:45 p.m.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts of love be made to the Community Hospice of America, P.O. Box 6364, Bluefield, WV 24701.
The Pritchett family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Alfred Garfield Shrader
ROANOKE, Va. — Alfred Garfield Shrader, 72, of Roanoke, formerly of Mercer County, finished his earthly, human life on April 5, 2006.
Born in Mercer County, July 25, 1923, he was a son of the late Rages Garfield Shrader and Virgie Hall Shrader. During the Korean conflict he served in the U.S. Army. Alfred received a degree from the West Virginia Business College. He was Parts Manager for Rish Equipment Company, Bluefield. A member of Bluefield Masonic Lodge No. 85 AF & AM for 37 years, he was also a member of Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Charleston. Alfred enjoyed walking in Valley View Mall, Roanoke since 1989.
Leaving behind to cherish his memory and mourn his loss are his wife of 48 years, Janice Howell Shrader; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Cindy Shrader of Blacksburg, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Anderson of Eagle Rock, Va.; five grandchildren, Kaleb and Rachel Shrader, Amanda and Katelyn Anderson, and Matthew Hurst; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Katherine and Buddy Miller of Princeton and Betty and Wesley Price of Bluefield; a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Cindy Shrader of Roanoke; and several special nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Oakey’s North Chapel in Roanoke. The Rev. Gordon Lee will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with military honors by the U.S. Army and Masonic Rites.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oakey’s North Chapel.
Phyllis A. Stupalsky
MECHANICSBURG, Ohio — Phyllis A. Stupalsky, 75, of 43 Walnut St. Apt. 305, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Bluefield, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Born Sept. 14, 1930 at Newhall, she was the daughter of the late Luke and Mamie Edna Shepard Lyons Wood. Mrs. Stupalsky was the owner and operator of Service Inn, Bluefield.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Stupalsky Sr.
Survivors include one son, Stephen Anthony Stupalsky of Delaware, Ohio; five daughters, Susan Wood of Columbus, Mary Croy and husband Milty of Route 2 Box 208, Bluefield, Elizabeth Kock and husband Michael of North Lewisburg, Ohio, Edmona Young of Princeton, Crystal Zurcher and husband Nathan of Norwalk, Ohio; one brother, Benny Lyons of Marion, Va.; two sisters, Agnes Neel of Sevierville, Tenn. and Mae Baker of Alexandria, Va.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel, Bluewell with the Rev. David Barnette and the Rev. Gerald Neel officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield.
Friends may call today, April 7, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family may be contacted at the home of their daughter, Mary Croy, Ph: 922-8253 or 922-2024.
Cravens Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Stupalsky family.
Mary Elizabeth Short Walls
WELCH — Mary Elizabeth Short Walls, 90, of Welch, was pronounced dead at Welch Emergency Hospital on April 6, 2006 upon arrival from Gary Nursing-Rehabilitation Center, Gary.
Mrs. Walls was born Feb. 9, 1916 at Lex, a daughter of the late Thomas J. Short and Rosa Belle Crigger Short. She was a homemaker and resided most of her life at Ritter Hollow, Avondale before moving to Welch for the last few years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hughes Walls; two sons, Thurman Tracy Walls and Sampy Hughes Walls; and daughter-in-law, Donna Bailey Walls; stepmother, Martha Kennedy Short; three brothers, Mike Short and wives Mae Short and Ada Allen Short, twins, Abraham L. and Hagy A. Short; one sister, Dora Edna Short Cook and husband Marshall Cook; two half sisters, Alice Mae Short and Bookie Short Puckett and husband Mack Puckett; brothers-in-law, Thomas Ed Atwell, Charles Atwell and Charlie Matney.
Survivors include three sons, Arthur Dellmore Short and wife Anna Ruth Lockhart Short of Welch, Wm. Edward Walls and wife Marisela Ronduelas Walls of Gurnee, Ill., Vaughan Sherman Walls and wife Joyce Elaine Jones Walls of Wilmington, Ohio; three brothers, Noah “Doc” Short and wife Lorene Short of Atwell, James “Jim” Short and wife Fannie Short of Rock, John Short and wife Sharon Short of Atwell; four half sisters, Orpha Atwell of Elkins, Md., Lillian Atwell of Colorado, Josie “Jo” Matney of Atwell, Laura Bell Baker and husband David Baker of North Port, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Robert Daniel and wife Micki Cline Short, Howard Dean and wife Regina Pennington Short, Tammy Elaine Walls Voss and husband Wm. Voss, Gena Celeste Walls Greene and husband Mark Leonard Greene, Janet Lynn Walls Roschmann and husband Joe Scott Roschmann, Judy Ann Walls and fiancé Beau, Michael Shane Walls, and Eric Don Walls; 10 great grandchildren, Tabitha Ann Short and fiancé Bobby, Samantha Nicole Short, Sarah Jean Short, Kourtney Melissa Short, Kassee Renee Short, Dellanna Danielle Short, Celeste Renee Voss, Spencer Vaughan Wm. Voss, Rylie Ashton Greene, and Braden Wesley Greene; five step great grandchildren, Jacob Tyler Cline, Tara Danielle Cline, Curt Edens III and wife Bethany McKenzie Edens, Kristi Nicole Edens, Natalie Natosha “TJ” Edens Sparks; and two step great great grandchildren, Sawyer Curtis Edens IV and Landon Edens.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2006 with Pastor Randall Dority officiating at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Gardens at Roderfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, April 8, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret (Faye) Ward
FALLS MILLS, Va. — Margaret (Faye) Ward, 96, of 416 Heather St., Falls Mills, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at her residence.
Born on March 26, 1910 at Brushfork, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Nannie Thompson Mitchell. She had been a resident of Falls Mills for 60 years and was a member of the Falls Mills United Methodist Church. She was the former owner and operator of Ward’s Market in Falls Mills for several years. She was a very devoted Christian lady and had 37 years of perfect attendance at the church. She was also a Sunday School teacher and taught the Friendship Class for 55 years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and loved to help raise her grandchildren. She was a special great-grandmother to Megan who had been with her daily for the three years of her life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. (Barney) Ward; a grandson, Kent Shrader; four brothers, Bud, Orville, Jack and Albert Mitchell; and two sisters, Arrillia Murphy and Clara Ruth Duncan.
Survivors include: Son: W.B. Ward (B.B.) Jr. and wife Sonia of Falls Mills; four daughters: Mary Jo Shrader of Bluefield, Sharon Miller of Falls Mills, Linda Mitchem and husband Larry of Falls Mills, Pam Pigg of Falls Mills; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one step-grandchild; five step-great grandchildren; three step-great great grandchildren; one brother: Horace Mitchell of Bluewell; one sister: Virginia (Tots) Hale of Bluewell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Falls Mills United Methodist Church in Falls Mills with the Rev. Raymond Klaiber and the Rev. Rick Duncan officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. where Brad Shrader, Joey Miller, Brandon Mitchem, Mike Ward, Chad Aliff, Brian Aliff, and Ryan Aliff will serve as pallbearers.
Friends called Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell and can call at the church today, one hour prior to services.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Ward family.
James Keith Yates
YADKINVILLE, N.C.— James Keith Yates, 42, of 1208 Bowen Road in Yadkinville, formerly of Princeton, died Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at Hoots Memorial Hospital in Yadkinville.
He was born Nov. 7, 1963 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. His father, Elbert Jerry Yates and his wife Marie of Asheville, N.C. and his mother, Shelby Bailey Shumate and her husband Larry of Princeton survive him. He was a former employee of Hayward Industries in Clemmons, N.C. and was also a former manager for Neighbors Convenience Store. He was of the Baptist faith.
Keith was a graduate of Princeton High School and formerly served in the U.S. Army. He had been a resident of Yadkinville for the past 10 years moving there from Princeton.
His maternal grandparents, Earnest and Dovie Bailey and his paternal grandfather, Elbert Yates, preceded him in death.
Additional survivors include his wife, Sheri Calabro Yates of Yadkinville; one daughter, Rhiannon Yates Campbell and her husband J.D. of Cooleemee, N.C.; one son, Jordon Lee Yates of Yadkinville; one grandchild, Nicholas Yates; one sister, Rochelle Lynn Cecil and her husband Chris of Mocksville, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Vernie Yates of Kernersville, N.C.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Jim Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where the Mercer County Veterans Council will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to the service hour on Saturday.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Bailey, Patrick Bailey, Chris Eades, Antonino Calabro, Tyler Quigley and J.D. Campbell.
Funerals scheduled today include:
• Dortha P. Birkelbach: 11 a.m., Brushfork United Methodist Church in Brushfork. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield.
• Ora Boyd Boyd: 11 a.m., Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel in Grundy, Va. Burial will follow in Boyd Family Cemetery on Sunset Holler, Prater, Va.
• Dellia Jean Brewster: 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ in Brewsterdale. Burial will follow in Brewsterdale Cemetery, Brewsterdale.
• Edith Hopkins: Noon, Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Iaeger. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield.
• Samuel David Matthew Johnson: 1 p.m., McConnells Funeral Home in Bluefield. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Littlesburg Road, Bluewell.
• Henrietta Nelson: 11 a.m., graveside services at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Claypool Hill, Va.
• Virginia Mae (Dolly) Smith: 11 a.m., Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Princeton.
• Orville Lee (Hardrock) Stollings: 1 p.m., Little Prater Church of Christ in Grundy, Va. Burial will follow in McClanahan Cemetery on Stacy, Grundy.
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Eva Mae Beggs
LASHMEET — Eva Mae Beggs, 95, of Beeson Road, Lashmeet, loving mother, grandmother and sister, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home.
Barbara Kingrea Wilson
DUBLIN, Va. — The Rev. Barbara Joyce Kingrea Wilson (Patrick), 75, of Dublin departed this life for her heavenly home Friday evening, March 7, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA after a short illness.
Betty Jean Wilson
PRINCETON — Betty Jean Wilson, 78, of Glenwood Park Rd., Princeton, WV, passed away Saturday March 8, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Reginald O. Bailey
WINDER, Ga. — Reginald O. Bailey, age 88, of Winder, GA, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014.
Shelby Jean Roop
NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Shelby Jean Roop, age 66, of North Tazewell, VA died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.
BLUEFIELD — Lester Shrader, 85, of Moonlight Lane, Bluefield, WV, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at his residence.
Ronald Dale Henry
BLUEFIELD — Ronald Dale Henry, 67, of 415 Federal Street, Bluefield, WV, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Maples Nursing Home in Bluefield.
Richard Lee Thomas
LINDSIDE — Richard Lee Thomas, 86, of Lindside, WV, passed away, Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Springfield Center, Lindside, WV.
William Kelsey “Bill” McClure
PRINCETON — William Kelsey “Bill” McClure, 97, of the Athens Road in Princeton, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Glenwood Retirement Village following a long illness.
Neil Franklin Thompson Jr.
PETERSTOWN — Neil Franklin Thompson, Jr., 35 of Peterstown, WV passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA.
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