Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 5, 2006

Monday, Nov. 6, 2006


Deaths

Lowell E. Brown, 70, of Bluefield, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McConnells Funeral Home in Bluefield.

Vernon Lewis Mitchell, 59, of 8120 Mainland Dr., San Antonio, Texas, formerly of 398 Clemson Circle in Princeton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.

Dwayne Adam “Doodle” Stanley, 42, of Wharncliffe, died Nov. 3, 2006 in Wharncliffe. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.



Obituaries

Betty Jane Bevins

FREEMAN — Betty Jane Bevins, 77, of P.O. Box 141 (Coaldale), Freeman, died on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 in a Bluefield hospital.

Born on March 13, 1929 in Bluefield, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Call. She had been a resident of Coaldale for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Wilson Bevins; two brothers; and seven sisters, Francie Miller, Ollie Collins, Elsie Miller, Viola Mabe, Dollie Stoyko, Bertha Stoyko, and Grace Bevins.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Jean Bevins of Bluefield and Bonnie Jean Bevins Belcher of Bluefield; two sons, Ronnie Lee Bevins of Durhing and Donnie Wilson Bevins of Freeman; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; four sisters, Christine Spinella of Bluefield, Va., Dorothy Dawson of Mt. Airy, N.C., Mary Franklin of Abbs Valley, Va. and Louise Casey of Freeman.

Funeral services will be conducted today, Nov. 6, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Paul Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. where Junior Miller, Cecil Call, Robert Hart, Terry Roatsey, Marvin Click, and Jeffrey Bolcher will serve as pallbearers.

Friends called from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Bevins family.

James Edward Clark Sr.

MATOAKA — James Edward Clark Sr., 62, of 106 Mercer Street, Matoaka, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness.

Born Dec. 2, 1943 at Matoaka, he was the son of the late Sidney Cover Clark and Laura Bell Wiley Clark. Mr. Clark was retired from Concord College and loved working before he became disabled. He was of the Christian faith. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Clark; one sister, Thelma Atwood Wallace; and his father-in-law, Alton Alvey.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Lorraine Alvey Clark of the home; two sons, James Edward Clark Jr. and wife Allison Nicole of Lake Bottom, and Jeffrey Glen Clark and wife Rutailada “Peeb” of Fredericksburg, Va.; one daughter, Laura Jane Brown and husband Winston of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren, Corey Alex Clark and Caige Alec Clark; one brother, Billy Clark (with Hospice at home) and wife Reva of Athens, Ga.; three sisters, Kathleen York of Lansing, Mich., Emma Sparks and husband Charles R. of Powhatan, Va., and Anna Atwood and husband Bernard of Roanoke, Va.; his mother-in-law, Mildred Alvey; and his dog and best buddy, “Shardo.”

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Randolph Dishner officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call today, Nov. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. You may view a video tribute to Mr. Clark and send online condolences to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com

Pershing Crockett Hagerman Jr.

AVONDALE — Pershing Crockett Hagerman Jr., 65, of Avondale, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn., following a brief illness.

Born in Three Forks on May 26, 1941, he was the son of the late John Pershing and Margaret Coleman Hagerman. Mr. Hagerman was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the Vietnam Conflict and was a retired welder. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was loved by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Walls Hagerman, Avondale; one daughter, Robin Crystal Hagerman, Knoxville, Tenn.; three sons, Pershing (Pudgy) Hagerman, High Point, N.C., Eric Matney, Avondale, and Joshua Baker, Kentucky; one special brother-in-law, Arnold Walls of the home; six grandchildren, Shawn Matney of the home, Terri Matney and Shelby, Bartley, Katie Hagerman, Denton, N.C., Mikey and Julie Wells, Green, Ohio, and Kyleigh Baker, Kentucky; seven sisters, Mary Eloise Chandley, Jolo, Lois Darlene Hagerman, Jolo, Sandra Sue and husband Lewis Laxton, Jolo, Patsy Jean and husband Johnny Addair, Beartown, Wanda Janet Cooper, Jewell Ridge, Va., Doris June and husband Danny Keene, Bradshaw, and Crystal Sharon and husband Michael Church, Cosby, Tenn.; three brothers, William Mack and wife Carolyn Hagerman, Scarbro, Randall Anthony and wife Jennifer Hagerman, Jolo, and Douglas Lee and wife Kathleen Hagerman, Trinity, N.C. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hagerman was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Hobert Hagerman; paternal grandparents, John and Caroline Hagerman; maternal grandparents, Dan and Nora Coleman; and one brother-in-law, Robert Doil Cooper.

Funeral services for Pershing Crockett Hagerman Jr. will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Family Worship Center in Jolo with the Rev. Charles Rose, the Rev. Thurman Chapman and the Rev. Danny Bowles officiating with burial to follow at the Goodman Cemetery in Buckeye Hollow near Jolo.

Friends may call at the Family Worship Center today after 4 p.m. with services at 7 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be nephews, cousins and friends.

Full Military Rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Bradshaw.

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

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

James Beacher Hale

COLFAX, N.C. — James Beacher Hale, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, N.C.

Jim was born Nov. 28, 1932 to the late George Bury and Nora Wilson Hale. Jim drove 30 years for Amoco Oil Company where he received numerous safe driving awards and served his co-workers as shop steward with Local Teamster Union 391. An avid gardener, accomplished handyman and above all a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Jim Hale never met a stranger. He was well known and a friend to all.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Geraldine Brown Hale; two brothers, George Bury Hale Jr. and Edgar Hale; and an infant sister, Flossy Hale.

Surviving are three children, Anita (Ronald) Lewis of Stanley, N.C., James (Rebecca) Hale of Bluffton, S.C. and Brenda (Michael) Whicker of Kernersville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, James, Matthew, Emily, Rachel and Noah Hale, all of Bluffton, and Alisha and Stephen Whicker of Kernersville; four sisters, Nevil Bowling, Katherine Wade, Charlotte Greene and Juanita Shrader.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 by the Chaplain Fred Moretz at the Eastlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum Chapel in Kernersville.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today, Nov. 6, 2006 at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home in Kernersville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, in memory of his late wife, Geraldine Hale.

Freda Ann Harris

PRINCETON — Freda Ann Harris, 54, of Bluestone Road in Princeton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born in Princeton Feb. 29, 1952, she was the daughter of Peggy Mayola Williams Carter of Princeton and the late Everett Hicks Harris. She was a graduate of Oakvale High School and the National Business School in Bluefield.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Anthony Wayne Harris and his wife Lisa of Falls Mills, Va.; three grandchildren, Christopher Beck, Heather Beck and Anndrea Beck; two brothers, Michael Harris and his wife Debbie and Ricky Carter, all of Princeton; three sisters, Debbie of Sanford, N.C., Virginia Carter and Connie Combs and her husband Bunky, all of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Park Cemetery, Princeton. Pallbearers will be Felix Poore, Brandon Combs, Darrell Southern, Ricky Carter, Christopher Beck, Bunky Combs, Jamie Gillenwater and James Lawrence.

Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Charles “Emmit” Kennedy

PAYNESVILLE — Charles "Emmit" Kennedy, 81, of Paynesville, died Saturday evening, Nov. 4, 2006 at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, Charleston, following a long illness.

Mr. Kennedy was born Sept. 28, 1925 on Rock Ridge near Paynesville, a son of the late William "Willey" and Molly Collins Kennedy. He was a U.S. veteran having served during World War II in the Army Air Force where he obtained the rank of Sergeant and served in France and Germany, and he was a member of the Sandy River District American Legion Post No. 175, Bradshaw. Mr. Kennedy was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. He was also a retired coal miner from Island Creek Coal Company where he worked as a heavy equipment operator, and he was a member of the U.M.W.A.

Mr. Kennedy was the last surviving member of his original family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gavin C. Kennedy on Oct. 13, 2006; five sisters, Stella Owens, Birdie Powell, Biddy Muncy, Tilda Kennedy, and Myrtle Kennedy; and four brothers, Lawrence, Herman, Dave, and Hobert Kennedy.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Effie Roberts Kennedy of the home; three daughters, Patricia Holmes and husband David of Elkton, Md., Karen Christian and husband Leon of Raysal, and Velda and Don McGrady of Pikeville, Tenn.; two sons, Keith Kennedy and wife Debbie of Paynesville, and Seth Kennedy and wife Lisa of Simon; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Kennedy of Princeton; six grandchildren, Renee Muncy and husband Eugene, Michael Holmes and wife Amy, Jarrod McGrady, Natalie Adkins and husband Jimmy, Erica Kennedy, and Felecia Kennedy; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at noon with Elder Phillip Estep, Elder Gary Estep, and Elder David Lester officiating at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Christian/Kennedy Cemetery on Rock Ridge near Paynesville where military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 175 of Bradshaw, and VFW Post 1144 of Iaeger. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 until 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 7, 2006 where evening services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Elder Steve Hagerman and Elder Michael Hagerman officiating.

Arrangements by Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger.

Mr. Memory “Hank” Kennedy

SWORDS CREEK, Va. — Mr. Memory “Hank” Kennedy, 58, of the Horton Ridge section of Swords Creek, passed away Sunday morning (Nov. 5, 2006) in a Richlands, Va. hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1947 in Iaeger, he was a son of Louise Collins Kennedy Butler of Cleveland, Ohio, and the late Charlie Kennedy. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a 32nd degree Master Mason in Beni Kedon Lodge in Manning, S.C. and a Shriner.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Karmella Kennedy.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 39 years, Edith Kennedy of the home; one daughter, Melinda Anice Crawford and her husband Mark of Martinez, Ga.; two sons, Memory Kennedy Jr. and his wife Lori of Panther, and Charlie Sam H. Kennedy and his wife Becky of Paynesville; nine grandchildren, Keisha Kennedy, Karmella Kennedy, Memory Kennedy III, Mark Crawford Jr., Cara Crawford, Mattthew Crawford, William Butler, Charlie Kennedy Jr., and Michael Elliott Jr.; three sisters, Freda Payne of Yadkinville, N.C., Aniece Kennedy of Cleveland, and Crystal Kennedy of Alabama; six brothers, David Kennedy of Cleveland, Virgil Kennedy of Princeton, Wells Kennedy of Iaeger, George Kennedy of Logan, Sammy Butler and Jimmy Butler, both of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Horse Creek Church of Living God in Horse Creek with the Rev. Granville Mullins and the Rev. Rufus Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in the Kennedy Cemetery at Horse Creek. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the Horse Creek Church of Living God after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Honaker Funeral Home, Honaker, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

JoAnn McKinney

LASHMEET — JoAnn McKinney, 74, of Mt. Olive Road in Lashmeet, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born in Caretta March 18, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Tennessee Mahone Hardin. She was a member of the Princeton Church of God. JoAnn dearly loved her large family and was a mother to many of them in her lifetime.

In addition to her parents, one daughter, Shirley Whitt, one grandson, Donald Nicholson, and several brothers and sisters, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Willard McKinney of Lashmeet; four daughters, Patti McKinney of Princeton, Leslie Darlene McKinney of Boston, Mass., Ronja Kress and her husband Kalvin of Princeton, and Shawna Blankenship and her husband Kevin of Lashmeet; four sons, Opie McKinney, Douglas McKinney and his wife Tammy, and James Whitt and his wife Terri, all of Princeton; 13 grandchildren, Ronald Lee Nicholson, Glen Nicholson, B.J. Nicholson, Misty McKinney, Justin Blankenship, Madeline Blankenship, Harlee Blankenship, Tyler Whitt, Hannah Kress, Micah Kress, Russell Nicholson, Amanda Nicholson and Curtis Nicholson; three brothers, Harvey Hardin Jr., Cecil Hardin and his wife Bonnie, and Fred Hardin and his wife Susie, all of Princeton; five sisters, Lorene Hearld, Gladys Underwood and Eula Hardin Shorter, all of Princeton, Joyce Winters of Ripley, and Ruby Murphy and her husband Robert of Ohio.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with the Rev. Douglas Williams officiating. Burial will follow. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Church of God, 250 Oakvale Rd., Princeton, WV 24740.

Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Hazel Dimple Nave

PRINCETON — Hazel Dimple Nave, 79, of Blue Rock Circle, Princeton, died Friday evening, Nov. 3, 2006 at the Princeton Community Hospital.

Born in Havaco on April 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lilly Carter. She was a member of the Miracle Deliverance Church in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Jack “C.J.” Nave; one son, Eddie Nave; two granddaughters, April Michele Lafferty and Pamela Renee Huffman; four sisters, Gerty, Essie, Laury and Della Carter; and two brothers, Guy and Hobart Carter.

Survivors include children, Richard Lee Nave and wife Geneva of Lake City, Fla., Aleta Lafferty and husband Bobby of Princeton, Juanita Manning and husband Terry, Emma Manning and husband David, both of Edon, Ohio, Michael Nave and wife Brenda of Spanishburg, and Lewis Nave and wife Connie of Princeton; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Rita Neal and Pastor Dana Truckenmiller officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

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

James C. Whitehead

BLUEFIELD — James C. Whitehead, 84, of Route 4, Bluefield, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at his residence.

Born March 17, 1922 at Eckman, he was the son of the late Caid and Ida Bell Wolf Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead was a life long resident of Bluefield. He was retired from National Electric Coil and a former police officer of Bluefield, and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Della, Louise, and Elevelin Whitehead.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lambert Whitehead of Route 4, Bluefield, and two sons, Richard and C.T. Whitehead of Columbus, Ohio.

At his request, cremation was held and a memorial service will be at a later date with burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell.

Cravens Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Whitehead family.



Funerals

Funerals scheduled today include:

• Louise O. Davis: 1 p.m., Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton. Cryptside services will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell.

• Timothy Lee Fugate: 1 p.m., Old Country Church in Raysal. Burial will follow in Rowe Cemetery, head of Oozley on Rock Ridge near Paynesville.

• Roger Dale Howell: 11 a.m., Burns Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

• Mabel Roberts: Noon, Church of Christ Cathedral in Iaeger. Burial will follow in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield.