Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 30, 2006

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006


Anna Guidi Casto, 75, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at Washington County Hospital. Arrangements by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel of Hagerstown.

Clarence Curtis (Bud) Davis, 86, of Pearisburg, Va., died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg.

Carter Lee Kinzer, 46, of Pinoak, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Mary L. Miller, 77, of 110 Giles St., Bluefield, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Jean Rose, 104, of Gary, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Gary Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Gary. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Douglas Mortuary in Welch.

Homer Simpson, 71, of 118 Elmhurst Rd., North Tazewell, Va., died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Dudley Mortuary in Bluefield, Va.


Mary G. Balasis

KIMBALL — Mary G. Balasis, 86, of Kimball, died late Saturday night, Oct. 28, 2006 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Born April 8, 1920 in Jenkinjones, she was the daughter of the late John Genadopoulos and Aphrodite Tourlikis Genadopoulos. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Bluefield and The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Roanoke, Va. She and her late husband Tommy Balasis were the owners and operators of the West Virginia Grocery, Kimball, for over 60 years, and at the time of her death, she was active in the daily activities of the Ya’Sou Deli and Restaurant in Kimball.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Adamantios “Tommy” Balasis on April 2, 2002; also two brothers, George J. Genadopoulos, and Mike J. Genadopoulas; three sisters, Katherine Pantilidis, Virginia Douris, and Athena Genadopoulos.

Survivors include one daughter, Markella Gianato and husband Jimmy Joe Gianato of Kimball; two sons, Mathew Balasis and wife Suzy of St. Petersburg, Fla., and John Balasis and wife Cynthia of Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Bessie Samaras of Annapolis, Md.; five grandchildren, James Adam Gianato of Kimball, Adamantios Balasis of St. Petersburg, Markella Balasis of St. Petersburg, Maria Balasis of St. Petersburg and Ewana Balasis of St. Petersburg; seven nieces and nephews, Althea Genadopoulas (Mark), Aphrodite Georgeou and husband Chris, Daphne Ferguson and husband Alan, Thalia Hocker and husband Kendal, John G. Genadopoulos, Dr. George Samaras and wife Cathy, and Theodore Samaras and wife Anna; special family members, Mary, James, and Luke Gianato and the entire Gianato family.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Bluefield with Father Mark Tyson as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell.

Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home, Kimball, where a Trisagion service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers are Greg Muncy, Robert Ferris, Michael Gianato, Luke Gianato, Anthony Gianato, Jimmie Martinez, Alan Ferguson, and Ken Evans.

Flowers are welcome, or if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Route 2, Box 677, Route 460 East, Bluefield, WV 24701, or the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Widener Funeral Home, Kimball/Northfork.

William James “Jimmy” Boner

GARY — William James "Jimmy" Boner, 71, of Gary, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at his residence.

Born March 30, 1935 in Elbert, he was the son of the late Samuel and Ethel Hall Boner. He was a lifelong resident of Gary. He was of the Protestant faith, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired mechanic from U.S. Steel Mining Company in Gary. He was an avid WVU football and Nascar fan.

Preceded in death by, in addition to his parents, brothers, Joseph, Lee, Charles and Andrew Boner; and sisters, Elizabeth Boner, Mary Martin and Mildred Snowhite.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Kish Boner of Gary; one brother, Samuel Boner of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Louise Cornett of Baltimore; one special sister in law, Peggy Boner of Filbert; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Charlene Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 400, Gary, WV 24836.

Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Boner family.

Maude Reynolds Boyd

RAVEN, Va. — Maude Reynolds Boyd, 99, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at her home in Raven.

Born in Jewell Ridge, Va., she was the daughter of Hugh Augustus and Fannie Matilda Johnson Reynolds. With the death of her mother at an early age, Maude was reared by her stepmother, Tina Rhoda Johnson Reynolds. She lived in the Richlands, Raven area her entire life. She was a graduate of Richlands High School where she excelled in academics and sports. She was a graduate of National Business College in Roanoke, Va. She also attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Radford University. Maude was a retired teacher having taught at Raven Elementary School nearly 30 years. She was an avid reader and a long-time member of Clearview United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Den Cook Boyd Sr.; sisters, Virginia Lee Reynolds, Lucille Turner, Helen Reynolds, and Mary Steele; brothers, Clarence “Bud” Reynolds, John Reynolds, and Tommy Reynolds; and two sons-in-law, Joseph D. Whitt and James T. Compton.

Survivors are two daughters, Doris Ann Whitt of Avon Park, Fla. and Charlotte Jeanne Compton of Longview, Texas; two sons, James Bradley Boyd and wife Sylvia of Richlands, and Den “Dee” Cook Boyd Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va.; one brother, George Reynolds of Richlands; nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; and special caregiver, Frances Horn also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Hurst Scott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Griffith and the Rev. Jim Denton officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. with the Rev Stafford Compton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Charles “Chuck” Whitt, Gary Wayne Compton, David R. “Randy” Compton, James Bradley Boyd Jr., Steven Brett Boyd, Keith Alan Boyd, Dr. Joe Milton Adair, Bobby Reynolds, and Kenneth “Mouse” Boyd.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today, Oct. 31, 2006 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Clearview United Methodist Church, Box 642, Doran, Virginia or to Preferred Hospice, Inc., 2629 Front Street, P. O. Box 784, Richlands.

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Marilyn Holliday Jones Bray

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Marilyn Holliday Jones Bray, born in Avon Park, Fla., July 9, 1926, died peacefully in her sleep Oct. 25, 2006.

She was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who chose to celebrate each day on this earth as a gift from God. Upon graduation from Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, Va., 1944, she attended Roanoke College for several years and married William Stone Jones, the love of her life. Always the role model for high moral and ethical values, she was a Sunday school teacher, church choir member, Brownie and Cub Scout leader, church camp volunteer, Bible study leader, YMCA camp volunteer, PTA president, and an active volunteer for the Republican party. From her early years as a kindergarten teacher at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, to her later years as a real estate agent in Vero Beach, Fla., she projected a contagious enthusiasm for nurturing the human spirit. Her songs, poems, and unconditional love will be treasured forever by her surviving children, Bill Jones, Doug Jones, and Jan Crowe. Her grandchildren, Ty Crowe, Mitt Crowe, Jay Crowe, Jill Crowe, Brock Jones, Jessica Jones, Paige Jones, John Jones, Chris Jones, and Sarah Collier will always carry the light of her wisdom, grace, and praise. Surviving great-grandchildren whom she adored are Hannah Crowe, Amara Crowe, Talia Crowe, Merritt Stone Crowe II, Grayson Stone Crowe, Sasha Crowe, and Sydney Collier. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Edwin Holliday and Henry Harmon Hunter Holliday Jr., and two sisters, Elaine Holliday Hudson and Rowena Holliday Boehling. In addition, she has 22 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and grand nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of warm, button-up sweaters in sizes L and XL or teddy bears be donated to Indigo Manor Nursing Home, Attn. Sandy Mitchell, 595 Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114-7108, where Marilyn thrived the last year and a half of her life among a most gentle, kind, and loving staff.

A family service celebrating her remarkable life will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, conducted by her beloved Reverend Cathy Felber of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Lohman Funeral Home of Ormond Beach, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.

Mable Gladys Whittaker Davis

CHARLES TOWN — Mable Gladys Whittaker Davis, 84, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at the Blue Ridge Care Home in Charles Town.

Born on Sept. 5, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Cora Elizabeth Bowers Whittaker. Mabel graduated from Ceres School in Ceres. She was a hard worker, loved her family, especially playing with her great grandchildren, Frazier and Makenzie Davis, who visited her frequently at the nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frazier Douglas Davis in 1986, and two children, Baby Irene who was 3 months old at the time of her death and Frazier Michael Davis in 1991.

Survivors include fiancée, Henry Blank of Charles Town; children, Joyce Pilkins, Mary Genter, Edna Barbour and Ernest Davis I; grandchildren, Jimmy, David, Royce and Charles Pilkins and Maria Pilkins Sheets of Bluefield, Stacey Davis Davis and Heidi Davis Davis, and Wendy David Deel of Berkeley County, two grandchildren in Georgia, Candida Barbour Fouch of Princeton, Ernest Davis II and Joshua Davis of Princeton; great grandchildren, Nicole, Jamie-Ray and Monica Pilkins, David A. Pilkins II, Chaz Pilkins II, Cody and Lakan Sheets, Frazier Austin Davis, Travis Davis, Chad Douglas Davis, Makenzie and Johnnie Davis III, Ethan Deel, Austin Sayes, Shawn Fouch and Brooklyn Fouch.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at the Blue Ridge Care Home in Charles Town. Mable loved hats so please wear a hat in memory of her.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations may be made to the New Life Community Church, 4102 Cabler Station Road, Inwood, WV 25428 for their Missionaries, the McDaniel’s or to Animal Rescue.

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

Eva J. Delp

BLUEFIELD — Eva J. Delp, 79, of Cumberland Road, Bluefield, went to be in the Lord's hands at 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

Born Aug. 3, 1927 in Bluefield, she was the daughter of the late Charles Carl Jones and Trula Lee Fraley Jones. Mrs. Delp was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was a hairdresser and was a therapist for Dr. George Dauwel for many years. She was also involved in the American Legion and the D.A.V.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis T. Delp and one brother, Earl F. Jones.

Survivors include one son, Andrew A. Robertson and his wife Mary of Bluefield; three brothers, Carl R. Jones of Cameron, Mo., Fred S. Jones and his wife Shelby of Houston, Texas, and Roy L. Jones and his wife Mabel of Port Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jason M. Robertson of Raleigh, N.C. and Rebecca Hedrick of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and special friends, Don and Barbara Parsons of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel in Bluefield with the Rev. Harold Massey officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

The family will receive friends today, Oct. 31, 2006 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1200 Quarrier Street, Suite 4, Charleston, WV 25301.

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Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Delp family.

Virginia Mae Gammon

BLUEFIELD — Virginia Mae Gammon, 83, of Bluefield, died at her home on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.

Virginia was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Scott Gammon. She was born in Simmons and lived in McComas until moving to Bluefield in 1973. Virginia was a member of the New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, McComas.

She was preceded in death by one son, Edward Lee “Boots” Gammon; one sister, Helen “Darlene” Gammon Ramsey; five brothers, Richard Lee “Deboy” Gammon, Harold Gammon, Trigg Gammon, William “Bitsy” Gammon and Windom “Ruck” Gammon. Virginia was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Ginny lived a quiet home life. Her cheerful smile will always be remembered.

She leaves to cherish her memory four grandchildren, Edward Lee Gammon and Marvin Gammon of Atlanta, Ga., Kimberly Graves of Lexington, Ky., and William C. Gammon of Bluefield; three great-grandchildren, Scott L. Graves III, Sean Graves and William C. Gammon II; daughters-in-law, Willa Gammon and Veronica Gammon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Richardson Funeral Home of Bluefield was in charge of the private funeral services.

Michael Joseph Gonzales


BLUEWELL — West Virginia is the poorer this morning at the passing of Michael Joseph Gonzales, 62, of Bluewell, formerly of Welch. Gonzales died at home after a long and protracted battle which the word "heroic" hardly suffices.

Born in Bartley on Dec. 18, 1943, he was the son of the late Mike Gonzales and Rosaria "Rosie" Gonzales of Milton.

Gonzales is survived by his wife, Bonita Garcia Gonzales of Bluewell; his mother, Rosaria Gonzales of Milton; a son, Michael Gonzales and wife Telena of Milton; a daughter, Linda Dolder and her husband Jamie of Harpers Ferry; four grandchildren, Michael Gonzales III, Brittany, Kristen, and Aaron Gonzales; one brother, Victor Gonzales of Milton; an uncle, Victor Grigoraci and his wife Judy of Charleston; and an aunt, Mary G. Beaton of Fredericksburg, Va. In addition Joe is also survived by his beloved Yorkshire Terrier, "Chipper."

There are probably few people that the words "service" and "heroism" could fit more than Joe Gonzales. It seemed that his whole life centered around service to his fellow man and heroism in battling the many debilitating illnesses that followed him all of his adult life.

After graduating from Big Creek High School, Gonzales entered the U. S. Air Force, where he served until forced to retire due to the chronic illnesses that followed him all his life. Joe then enrolled at Concord College, where he graduated in 1971. He then began a long and fruitful career as a teacher in the West Virginia public schools. Joe began his teaching career at Welch High School, then at Mount View High School, and finally at laeger High School. "Mr. G," as Joe was known, is fondly remembered by thousands of successful students.

During his career as a teacher and administrator, he became very interested in professional organizations. Joe worked his way up through the various educational professional organizations, the West Virginia Organization of Classroom Teachers, The McDowell County Education Association, where he served on many committees and finally held the presidency, and the West Virginia Education Association where he served on the Executive Committee for many years. Always seen at local, state, and national meetings, there were few West Virginia teachers more recognizable than Joe Gonzales.

In addition to his involvement with educational affairs, Gonzales was also totally immersed in veterans organizations and civic affairs. He served as Commander of Welch Post No. 8 of the American Legion and Chef d'Guerre of the 40 & 8 Society. He served on many committees for each organization and for many years was the Parade Chairman for the American Legion Veterans Day Parade.

Joe did not neglect his civic responsibilities either. Rejoined the Welch Lions Club in 1971 and through the years held every office in the club. Nothing was too large or too small for Joe to do. He cooked for the outdoor committee, cut Christmas trees, and served numerous times on the Board of Directors. Joe was famous for his fiery chicken strips that he cooked for the Welch Lions Club, using his own special blend of exotic peppers. Many times an imprudent Lion or guest paid the price for gulping down one of those chickens.

After his stint as President of the Welch Lions Club, he served as Zone Chairman for West Virginia Lions Sub-District 29-N. Gonzales was the recipient of the Leonard Jarrett Award, the highest honor West Virginia Lions can bestow, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow, the highest award given by Lions International. In addition, he was also honored as Welch Lions Club "Lion of the Year" twice, in 1993 and 1999.

Joe was also honored by the Welch Chamber of Commerce as "Distinguished Male Citizen" in 1983.

Joe was also a member of McDowell Lodge No. 112 A.F.&A.M.; where he served as Treasurer; the McDowell Shrine Club and Beni Kedem Temple AAONMS.

Joe Gonzales was also an avid golfer. In fact, he was instrumental in the forming of the Tug River Country Club, a group of friends and golfers who travel the area playing different golf courses.

Joe was chronically ill for most of his adult life but no one would ever know it. There were few people who approached life with such a positive attitude and a zest for life as Joe Gonzales, nor are there many people who are held in such high esteem by his family and friends. Joe's courage could serve as an example for us all.

Funeral services will be held at the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Brother Rogers Hannan and the Rev. Randall Dority presiding. Entombment will follow at the Resthaven Mausoleum in Princeton, with military honors conducted by the Mercer County Veterans Council, followed by the last rites of Masonry, conducted by the McDowell Lodge No. 112, A.F.&A.M.; of Welch. In honor of Joe, flags will be flown at half staff at laeger and Mount View High Schools.

Pallbearers will be James Hall, Wayne Hicks, Harold Bright, Steve Bary, Arvel Wyatt, Charlie Spencer, Frank Cooley, and Michael Callaway at the funeral home, and the members of McDowell Lodge No. 112 at the gravesite.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tug River Country Club.

Friends may call at the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch today, Oct. 31, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a Vigil Prayer service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice.

Fanning Funeral Home in Welch is serving the Gonzales family.

The Rev. Quentin Hughett

ROANOKE, Va. — The Rev. Quentin Hughett, 86, of Roanoke, and formerly of Radford, Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

Rev. Hughett was a retired minister who served pastorates in the Appalachian Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in West Virginia and Virginia for 38 years. Following his retirement in 1986, he worked at Food Lion for nine years. He also enjoyed bowling for several years in the Senior League at both All-Star and Hilltop Lanes.

Preceding Rev. Hughett in death was a son, James Hughett; his parents, Ennis and Rosa Hughett; and two brothers, Lewis and Kavilla Hughett.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years (married Dec. 25, 1940), Lucille Hughett; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Jim McDaniel, Vinton, Va., and Charlotte and Wayne Brubaker, Roanoke; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Nola Hughett.

Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey’s Vinton Chapel at noon Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 with the Rev. Walter L. Wood, the Rev. Kenneth Kingrea and the Rev. Glennard Quesenberry officiating. A committal service will be at 3 p.m. at the Appalachian Conference Cemetery in Dublin, Va.

Friends may call at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel where the family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 31, 2006.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Carpenter’s Foundation (Manna Ministries), P.O. Box 322, Vinton, VA 24179.

Oakey’s Funeral Service of Roanoke is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Kahle Sr.

ANDERSON, Ind. — William H. Kahle Sr., 81, of Anderson, died Oct. 29, 2006 at I.U. Medical Center-Indianapolis after a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 18, 1925 in Bluefield and resided in Anderson most of his life. William retired as a Professional Engineer from Delco Remy Division of General Motors. He was a plant senior engineer in civil, structural and architectural work. He designed about three million square feet of manufacturing and office buildings that are located in Anderson, Mississippi and Georgia.

He was a graduate of Beaver High School in West Virginia and Perdue University. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

William was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was active and held offices in various local and state professional engineering organizations.

He is survived by his wife whom he married Sept. 9, 2000, Dottie (Gills) Kahle; daughter, Marsha and husband Craig Dunkin of Anderson; son, William Kahle Jr. of Idianapolis, Ind.; granddaughter, Melanie Dunkin; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly (Hodson) Kahle who passed away April 2, 1994; grandson, Matthew Dunkin; parents, James and Stella (Turner) Kahle; one brother; and one sister.

Services will be Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1215 Jackson St., Anderson, with the Rev. Bill Mathys and Dr. Derek Weber officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gateway Association.

Mrs. Sallie C. Dunn White

JEWELL RIDGE, Va. — Mrs. Sallie C. Dunn White, 95, of Jewell Ridge, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at the home of her son Ralph White of Cedar Bluff, Va. following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Tease, Va. and was a daughter of the late General George Wyatt Dunn and Martha Lou Ellen Barker Dunn, both North Carolina natives.

She was a devout Christian of the Pentecostal Holiness faith, loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She spent her entire adult life as a homemaker and one of her greatest joys was preparation of large family meals, especially during the holidays. She was a very generous and kind lady.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Columbus C. “Lum” White; one infant daughter, Diana Lynn White; one grandson, John Jay “Petey” Flanner; seven sisters; and one infant brother. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family in her generation.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Larry Mitchell, Dr. Brian Cortilessi, Dr. Joseph Claustro, Home Nursing Company nurses and aides, especially Terri Dye, Vitacare, Community Home Care Services, Clinch Valley Medical Center Nursing Staff and special thanks to Sharon Musick, nursing manager, and Emergency Room Staff, Ralph Dales and Scotties Drug Store.

Survivors are two sons, Mr. John Jay Flanner of Wardell, Va., and Mr. Ralph Woodrow White and wife Ruth Jayne of Cedar Bluff; three daughters, Mrs. Nona Gay Buskill of the home, Mrs. Shirley Ann Carter and husband Lee of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Angela McCrory and husband Ernie of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren also survive.

A celebration of life for Mrs. Sallie C. Dunn White will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with the Rev. Troy Lester and the Rev. Jack Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va.

Pallbearers will be Larry Flanner, Gary Flanner, Kevin Flanner, David Buskill, Kenneth Matney, and Gabe Hicks.

Friends may call at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands after 6 p.m. today.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at


Funerals scheduled today include:

• Virginia D. “Tots” Hale: 11 a.m., Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell.

• Mr. Jimmie Carl Keen: Noon, Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Va. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery, Claypool Hill, Va.

• Keith Douglas Leffel: 11 a.m., First Baptist Church in Bluefield. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Princeton.

• Mrs. Virgie Street Sanders: 1 p.m., Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff, Va. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery, Claypool Hill, Va.

• Mr. Sherman Clyde Walk: 2 p.m., Cathedral of Praise and Worship in Richlands, Va. Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Claypool Hill, Va.