• Edward P. Blair, 59, of Waterford, Mich., formerly of Bluefield, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007 in a Michigan hospital. Submitted by Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation of Bluefield.
• Rita Delorso, 83, of P.O. Box 488, Montcalm, died Thursday, March 8, 2007 in a Bluefield hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.
• Jeanette K. Howell, 94, of Westwood Health Care, Bluefield, Va., died Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete at Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield.
• Emma Ann Stafford Steele, 77, of Newport, Va., died Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, Va. is in charge of arrangements.
Angel Blankenship Adams
BLUEFIELD — Angel Blankenship Adams passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007 at her residence, 1342 Augusta Street, Bluefield.
She was born May 12, 1930 to Josh Blankenship and Lula Burton Blankenship. She was the last survivor of her immediate family.
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Sidney Sexton; her husband, Sylvas Adams and one son, the love of her life, William “Bucky” who died at 18 years of age in a car accident. Three brothers also preceded her in death, Glen, Thaddis and David Blankenship; two sisters, Linnie Goldie Whitlow and Pearlie Poslof.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and special loving and caring niece, Linda Hylton; a special nephew, Richard Blankenship and special great nephew, William “Chuck” Sesco; two sisters-in-law, Letitia Blankenship and Joyce Blankenship; and two special friends, Emma Pokorney and Thada French.
She attended schools in Bluefield and lived in Buena Vista, Va. for over 20 years. She worked at E.R. Moore Manufacturing Company as a machine operator.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Hylton, William “Chuck” Sesco, Chris Sesco, Randall Earnest, Kenneth Sesco and Hank Stover.
The family will receive friends on Friday (today), March 9, 2007 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is assisting the Adams family with arrangements.
Elsie Irene Conner
NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Elsie Irene Conner, 96, of 186 Roma Road, North Tazewell, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at her residence.
Born on Jan. 15, 1911 in McComas, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Hattie Kingrea Conner. She had been a resident of North Tazewell for three years and was formerly of Stratford, Conn. She was a 1936 graduate of McComas High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include: Niece: Margie Stenson, with whom she made her home, of North Tazewell; nephew: Bruce Conner of Stratford; several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday (today), March 9, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Ray Amos officiating. Burial will follow on Saturday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.
Friends may call on Friday (today) from 6-8 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Conner family.
Ouida Lee Francisco
PRINCETON — Ouida Lee Francisco, 94, of The Havens in Princeton, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 in a Princeton hospital.
Born on Oct. 11, 1912 in Grundy, Va., she was a daughter of the late Walter James and Kansas Mullins Smith. She had been a resident of The Havens for one year and formerly made her home at the Colonial Garden Apartments in Bluefield, Va. She was of the Methodist faith and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. (Pete) Francisco.
Survivors include: Daughter: Ann (Peggy) Francisco Wilck of Bluefield, Va.; two grandchildren: Peggy Lee Carter and husband James of Princeton, Raymond Stecker Wilck of Prague, Czech Republic; one great granddaughter: Leah White of Blacksburg, Va.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Francisco family.
Andrea Faith Johnson Grinstead
ROANOKE, Va. — Andrea Faith Johnson Grinstead, 29, of Roanoke, formerly of Richlands, Va., passed away Monday, March 5, 2007 in a Salem, Va. hospital following a brief illness. Born July 27, 1977 in Richlands, Va., she was the daughter of Terry Johnson of Rosedale, Va. and Gail Johnson of Wytheville, Va. She was a 1995 graduate of Richlands High School and a 2000 graduate of Old Dominion University. She was an occupational therapy assistant in Roanoke. Faith was a devoted Christian and loved her Savior. She was a faithful wife and loving mother.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Otis Johnson and maternal grandfather, Joe Taylor.
She is survived by her husband, Brian Wesley Grinstead; two daughters, Ariana Alexis Grinstead and Haven Makenna Grinstead both of the home; her father and his wife, Terry and Bonnie Johnson of Rosedale; her mother, Gail Johnson of Wytheville; father and mother-in-law, Rick and Rhonda Grinstead of Davenport, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Uva Johnson of Richlands; maternal grandmother, Mary Taylor of Honaker, Va.; several aunts, uncles, friends and co-workers also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel at Cedar Bluff, Va. with Pastor Donnie Glass and Evangelist Donald Farmer Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (today) at Singleton Funeral Service at Cedar Bluff.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Grinstead family.
Leonard I. Hill
HERSHEY, Pa. — Leonard I. Hill, 63, of Hershey, formerly of Princeton, died March 5, 2007 in Hershey from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer. He was the son of the late Lake Hager Hill of Princeton and the late Leonard I. Hill Sr. of Portsmouth, Va. Over the past 30 years that he has spent in Hershey, he worked as an educator, a businessman, and a human resources executive.
He is survived by his wife, Aura Michaels Hill of Hershey; two sisters, Mrs. Roger (Judith) Kimble of Princeton and Mrs. O.D. (Hope) Hall of Alpharetta, Ga.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a younger brother, Randall Arland Hill of Princeton in 2005 who died from the same form of cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2007 at the St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey, Pa. Friends and family may visit on Thursday, March 15, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Hoover Funeral Home in Hershey with the Rosary beginning at 5:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Hill Family Medical Student Cancer Research Fund, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, DDAR and P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033 Telephone 717-531-8497.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Information submitted by Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.
Frank S. Honn
PRINCETON — Frank S. Honn, 81, of South Avenue, Princeton, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Beckley VA Medical Center in Beckley. Born July 8, 1925 in Hollywood, Calif., he was the son of the late Frank Honn III and Jessie Bell Hathaway Honn.
Mr. Honn was a retired silk screen printer and sign painter. He was an employee of Kroger in Princeton for 11 years. He was an elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bluefield, Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II. He enjoyed his computer and doing genealogy research.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Fred Honn and Ricky Honn; and one stepson, Leslie Atwood.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Vera Graham Honn; one daughter, Katherine Honn of Pacheo, Calif.; four stepsons, Lawrence Atwood and his wife Evelyn of Beeson, Bill Atwood and his companion Marsha of Matoaka, Keith Atwood and his wife Betty of Princeton and Rick Atwood and his wife Arlene of Lashmeet; three stepdaughters, Roxie Hufford and her husband Hudson of Springfield, Ohio, Norma Beck and her husband Jim of Eubank, Ky. and Debi Parnell of Waterford, Mich.; two former daughters-in-law, Judy Atwood of Bluefield and Marquita Atwood of Princeton; 24 step-grandchildren; and 26 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Bishop William R. Hanks officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military honors will be conducted by the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. To view a video tribute to Mr. Honn or send the family online condolences, please visit www.bailey-kirk.com.
Madealine W. Hubble
BASSETT, Va. — Madealine White Hubble, 78, of Harmony Hall, Bassett, formerly of Pulaski, Va., went to join her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, Va. She attended services at Harmony Hall, where she also made her residence for the past 10 years.
She was born in the Dry Fork section of North Tazewell, Va. on April 29, 1928 to Elisha White and Mattie Jane (Sayers) White.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Hubble and one brother, Andy Calvin White.
Survivors include: Four sisters, Gladys Glover of Baptist Valley, Va., Marie Perry and husband Alonzo of Gary, Ruby Swaggerty and husband Garland of Columbus, Ohio, and Ellen Lynch of Columbus; three brothers, William White and wife Millie of Amboy, Ill., Elisha White Jr. and wife Juanita of Martinsburg, and Kenneth White and wife Beverly of Lansing, Ill.; a host of nieces and nephews and special nephew, James C. Hubble of Bassett.
The graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, Va. with Rocky Cobbler officiating.
Collins Funeral Services of Bassett was in charge of arrangements.
James R. (Bro. Butch) Johnson Sr.
BLUEFIELD — James R. (Bro. Butch) Johnson Sr., 79, of Bluefield, died March 3, 2007 at Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bluefield. He was born Dec. 28, 1927 to the late Davey and Fannie Johnson.
He was educated in McDowell County Schools and was retired from U.S. Steel Cleaning Plant, and veteran of the United States Army. He was honored by the U.S.A. with a Commendation Medal for his service during the Korean War.
He was a member of Flat Top Baptist Association and the Minister and Deacons Union, the Sunday School Conference of Christian Education, the Men’s Chorus of Bluefield, Director and Minister of Music of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Laverne Johnson; three sisters, Covella Watson, Fannie Mae Sinkford, and Elnora Phillips; and one son, Samuel Davey Matthew Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his memory: Three sons, James R. Johnson Jr. of the home, Curtis J. Johnson and Bryant Johnson both of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Cyrethia (Michael) Byers of Bluefield, Va.; one brother, Samuel (Roberta) Johnson of Gary; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday (today), March 9, 2007 at 12:00 noon at McConnell Funeral Home in Bluefield with the Rev. Eugene L. Watson and his pastor, the Rev. James Palmer III officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Littlesburg Road, Bluewell.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
McConnell Funeral Home of Bluefield is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Lee Lane Sr.
BLUEFIELD — Jerry Lee Lane Sr., 62, of 268 Sage Court (Hurricane Ridge Road), Bluefield, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at his home.
He was the son of the late Lee Roy and Ruby Boothe Lane. He was born on Feb. 18, 1945 in Welch. He graduated from Welch High School in 1963. Jerry retired from Joy Manufacturing on March 1, 2007 after completing 41 years of service as a machinist. He was a member and past president of the Mountaineer Trail Club and a member of A.H.M.A music association. He was a member of the Camp Creek Park Foundation. He had an active part in establishing the Double C. Horse Camp located in the Camp Creek State Park and Forest where he served as honorary host for the camp. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman. He loved horseback riding, camping, farming and spending quality time with his family, whom he loved dearly, and a host of friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Brenda Lane.
Jerry is survived by: The love of his life of 42 years, Oreta “Gay” Lester Lane; one son: Jerry Lee Lane Jr. and wife Amanda of Glenwood; two daughters: Alecia Lane Lusk and husband Jeffery of Bluefield, Donna Lane Syres and companion Steve Shrewsbury of Bluefield; three grandchildren, who were the pride and joy of his life, Bo Daniel Syres, A.J. Bennett, and Monica Bennett; five special grandchildren: Kayla Thacker, Ryan, Josh, Travis and Carrie Shrewsbury; a special cousin whom Jerry and Gay raised, Sharon Hope Nietzel; two brothers: Randy Lane and wife Sue of Green Valley, Jarrell Lane and wife Betty of Yorktown, Va.; one sister: Teresia Lane of Bluefield.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Elders Robert Lane and Thurman Belcher officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where Ernie Bishop, Tim Meadows, Wayne Lester, Robert Lester, Danny Smith, Johnny Thomason, Dallas Perkins, and Teddy Hagerman will serve as pallbearers. Ace Gearheart and Justin Neel will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Friends may call on Friday (today) from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family may be reached at the residence, or by phone, 304-589-5464, or by e-mail condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Lane family.
Robert Edgar Lockhart
BRAMWELL — Robert Edgar Lockhart, 80, of P.O. Box 81, Bramwell, died peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2007 at his residence.
Born on Oct. 29, 1926 in Iaeger, he was a son of the late Bill and Ethel Steele Lockhart. He had lived in Bramwell for 40 years, had worked in McDowell County coal mines, and was a retired plant operator from Asphalt Industries in Bluefield. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy as a ship's cook III class. He served in the South Pacific. He was a member of the VFW Black Rock Post and served as a volunteer at the Princeton War Memorial Museum. He was also a member of the Montcalm Church of God for over 20 years. He served as the church treasurer for several years. He enjoyed woodcarving, feeding and watching the birds, listening to gospel music, and being with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lewis Lockhart; two brothers, Clarence and Frank; and one sister, Anna.
Survivors: Wife: Dorothy Steele Lockhart of the home; sons: Bob Lockhart and wife Rosemary of Charleston, Tom Lockhart and wife Linda of Dillsburg, Pa., Randy Lockhart of Wheeling, Harley Bailey Jr. of the home, Kevin Bailey and wife Diane of Lake Shawnee; daughters: Pamela Robertson and friend Jeff Smith of Paris, Texas, Deloris Pendleton and husband Joe of Princeton, Sherri Gaither of Kernersville, N.C.; grandchildren: Angie and Adam Lockhart of Dillsburg, Pa., Robert Lockhart and wife Lori of Latrabo, Pa., Misty Lockhart of Kernersville, N.C., Jeffrey Lockhart and wife Kaylee of Greenville, N.C. and currently serving in Iraq, Mary Jo Pendleton and Joseph Pendleton of Princeton, Donald Lockhart of Princeton, Timothy Robertson and wife Katie of Paris, Texas, David Robertson of Paris, Texas, Tony and Leigh Palacios of Kernersville, N.C., Terry Wayne Shrewsbury and wife Meghan of Wilmington, N.C., great-grandchildren: Caleb, Dalton, Makayla, Ty, Brittany, Tori, Robie, and Marissa. Also surviving him are his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends at the church.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (today), March 9, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Robinson and the Rev. Ryan Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where the West Virginia National Guard will conduct Military Graveside Honors. Pallbearers will be men of the church.
Friends called on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving Mr. Lockhart's family.
James Conley “Connie” Martin
BLUEFIELD, Va. — James Conley “Connie” Martin, 72, of 63 Sedgewood Townhouse, Bluefield, Va., went home to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 from a Bluefield hospital.
Born on April 7, 1934 in Pageton, he was a son of the late Kyle and Mae Belcher Martin. He had been a resident of Bluefield, Va. for 2 1/2 years and was a retired salesman for Gianato Pontiac in Welch. He was a member of the Nazarene Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Kyle Martin.
Survivors include: Wife: Doris O'Brien Martin of the home; one daughter: Rhonda Vance and husband Kenneth Michael of Bluefield, Va.; one granddaughter: Meagan Vance of Bluefield, Va.; five brothers: Eugene Martin and wife Odessa of Greensboro, Ind., David Martin and wife Sue of Greenville, S.C., Paul Martin and wife Linda of New Castle, Ind., Arvil Martin and wife Teresa of Columbus, Ind., John Martin of Greensboro, Ind.; five sisters: Aurelia Harmon and husband George of Leckie, Maxine Thomasson and husband Grady of Avon, Ind., Katherine Keaton of Higginsville, Mo., Mary Stine of Greenfield, Ind., Linda Bowling of Greensboro, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Roger Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Bluefield, Va. with family serving as pallbearers.
Friends may call on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Martin family.
Ballard “Buck” Whitley McGraw
LECKIE — Ballard “Buck” Whitley McGraw, 79, beloved husband, father and grandfather, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at his home in Leckie.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1927 in Leckie, a son of the late Clyde and Vestal Evans McGraw. An infant sister, Iris Marie, also preceded him in death. He was a coal miner, having retired from Eastern Associated Coal Company in Keystone after many years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and was a life member of the VFW.
Survivors include: Loving wife: Belva Kathleen McGraw of the home; son: Brenen Douglas McGraw and wife Mary of Leckie; daughters: Donna Wise and husband Douglas of Pocahontas, Va., Cynthia Yvonne Workman and husband Jeter of Bluefield, Va.; five grandchildren: John Thompson II, whom Mr. and Mrs. McGraw helped parent since infancy, and wife Jessica of St. Albans, Cecilia Bowen and husband John of Fairmont, Samuel Workman of Bluefield, Va., Brenen Ray McGraw and wife Jaime of Leckie, Melissa Frye and husband Matthew of Bluffton, S.C.; nine great grandchildren: Brett and Megan McGraw, Miles Whitley Frye, Maddison, Baylee, Rubee, Adam, and Christopher Bowen, John Andrew Thompson; two sisters: Barbara Jean Tilley and husband Foster of Princeton, Selma Rae McGraw of Princeton; caregiver: Rena Christian of Anawalt; many other relatives and special friends, including all the gentlemen at Widener's Ambulance Service of Northfork.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with family members officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with grandsons and friends of the family serving as pallbearers.
Friends may call on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the McGraw family.
Lettie Russell Mundy
TAZEWELL, Va. — Lettie Russell Mundy, 93, of Tazewell, died Saturday, March 03, 2007 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell. Born Aug. 26, 1913 at North Tazewell, Va., she was a daughter of the late Acie Davis and Altha Brooks Davis. She was a member of the Tazewell Family Worship Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Foster Mundy; one son, Billy Foster Mundy; three sisters, Grace Carbaugh, Joella Mace, and Lillian Berman; four brothers, Lacy Davis, Vaden Davis, Leman Davis, and Hollie Davis.
Survivors include her daughter in law, Marilyn Mundy of Matthews, N.C.; two grandsons, Mark Mundy of Cornelius, N.C. and Brian Mundy of Matthews, N.C.; one great grandson, Wesley Mundy of Monroe, N.C.; two sisters, Lucille Buckland of Bluefield, Va. and Elizabeth Clevy of Viencennes, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2007 at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. with the Rev. Barry Absher officiating.
Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell, Va. is serving Mrs. Mundy's family.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Earl Smith Sandifer
ANAWALT — Earl Smith Sandifer, 72, of P.O. Box 151, Anawalt, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at his residence.
Born on May 30, 1934 in Harrogate, Tenn., he was a son of the late Paris and O'dell Crigger Sandifer. He had been a resident of the Jenkinjones area since 1968 and was a retired coal miner with 47 years of service. He was a member of the UMWA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Sandifer.
Survivors include: Son: Kenton Sandifer and wife Kathy of Jenkinjones; three daughters: Linda Sandifer of Tazewell, Va., Beth Brooks and husband Kevin of Bluefield, Sheila Wooldridge and husband Randy of Pageton; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; four brothers: Doyle Sandifer of Abbs Valley, Va., Jim Sandifer of Tennessee, Wayne Sandifer of Tennessee, Ancil Sandifer of Tennessee; three sisters: Bobby Lou Bushell of Michigan, Bonnie May Sumter of Florida, Barbara Sue Britton of Virginia.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Minister Randy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with Bo Davis, Eddie Sandifer, Eddie Asbury, Thurman Chapman, Kevin Earl Brooks, and Joe Valach serving as pallbearers. Claude “Sop” Chapman and Dock Jefferies will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Friends may call on Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Sandifer family.
Jackie Brewster Taylor
PRINCETON — Jackie Brewster Taylor, 67, of 349 Mercer Street in Princeton, died Thursday, March 08, 2007 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Born Sept. 5, 1939 in Bluefield, he was the son of the late James and Veda Lusk Taylor.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Marie Harris Taylor preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Taylor and Crystal Taylor; three sisters, Georgia Hall of Plant City, Fla., Margaret McKinney of Matoaka and Geraldine Turner of Princeton; and one brother, Samuel Taylor of Weyanoke.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Paul Hall 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 1:00 p.m. until the service hour on Saturday.
Clarence Cecil Wilson Sr.
PRINCETON — Clarence Cecil Wilson Sr., 78, of Princeton, died Sunday morning, March 4, 2007, at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Va.
Born Nov. 26, 1928 in Hemphill, he was the son of the late Claude C. and Lena Barrett Wilson. He was a retired warehouseman with Standard Oil Company; a union steward and member of the Teamsters Union Local No. 507; and a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Willowbrook Baptist Church in Princeton.
In addition to his parents, his wife of 52 years, Crystal W. Smith Wilson preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2007. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Collins; one grandson, Timothy Collins; one sister, Evelyn Vance; and three brothers, Floyd Wilson, Raymond Wilson and Clyde Wilson.
Survivors include two sons, Clarence C. Wilson Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Houston, Texas and Brian Wilson of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Kelly Washumick and husband Frank of Cleveland and Susan Smith and husband Arnie of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Edythe Henderson of Boise, Idaho and Betty Arther of Indianapolis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Willowbrook Baptist Church in Princeton with the Rev. Emory Marchant officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at Willowbrook Baptist Church in Princeton from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. today.
Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.
Roger C. “Monk” Woody Sr.
KEYSTONE — Roger C. “Monk” Woody Sr., 56, of Keystone, peacefully departed this life Sunday night, March 4, 2007, at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital after a short illness. Born Nov. 8, 1950 in Vivian, he was the son of Lillie Mae Woody Slaughter of Gary and the late Hezekiah Woody. He was of the Baptist faith. He worked several years for United Pocahontas Coal Co., and was a resident of Cleveland, Ohio for several years before returning to Keystone.
Other than his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Hezekiah Woody Jr.; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
He leaves to cherish his memory: His mother, Lillie Mae Woody Slaughter of Gary; two sons, Corey Woody of Winston-Salem, N.C., Roger Woody Jr. and wife Lawanika of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Yolanda King and husband Andre of Columbus; his wife, Henrietta Woody and daughter Amber of Columbus; three sisters, Carolyn White and husband Anthony of Cleveland, Ohio, Darlene Clark of Columbus, Elizabeth Watson of White Plains, N.Y.; three brothers, Marvin Woody and wife Myrtle of Kyle, James Woody of Columbus, Lippity Woody of Columbus; his stepmother, Claudia Woody of Welch; two stepbrothers, Leonard Hearns of Charlotte, N.C. and Tim Slaughter of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, three aunts, six uncles, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; a special friend, Sharon Marshall of Cleveland; two friends, John Thomas Sr. of Landgraff and Reggie Hickman of Cleveland.
A celebration of his life will be conducted Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 12:00 noon, at the Miracle Mt. Carmel Holiness Church, Kimball with the Rev. Benjamin Brogdon officiating. Interment will follow at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Route 20, Bluewell.
Friends and family may call at the church Saturday one hour prior to services.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Flower bearers will be friends of the family.
Arrangements by Widener Funeral Home, Northfork.
Funerals scheduled today include:
• Nellie Gray Thompson Brown: 1 p.m., Rodriguez Pocahontas Funeral Home Chapel in Pocahontas, Va. Visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Bluewell.
• Bill C. Edwards: 11 a.m., graveside service at Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield.
• Mrs. Linda Elizabeth “Nana” Palmer: 11 a.m., Little Valley Christian Church, Tannersville, Va. Burial will follow in Osborne Family Cemetery.
• Lillian Shrewsbury: 11 a.m., graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.
• Gladys Orey Stevens: 11 a.m., Riffe’s Funeral Service Chapel in Narrows, Va. Burial will follow in Stinson Cemetery, White Gate, Va.
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