• Darian Scott Nagle, 42, of Gilbert, died Friday, March 14, 2008. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.
• Laura Thomas, 106, of Bartley, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Welch Community Hospital. Fanning Funeral Home of War is in charge of arrangements.
• Dorothy Alice White, 51, of P.O. Box 343, Freeman, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Arrangements will be announced by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.
• Gary Samuel Williams, 53, of 2810 Clovis St., Bluefield, died Saturday, March 15, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete at Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield.
• Helen Wisdom, of Sumter, S.C., formerly of Bluefield, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, in Sumter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Richardson Funeral Home of Bluefield.
Ennice G. Allen
BRAMWELL — Ennice G. “Ency” Allen, age 88, of Bramwell, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Bluefield at the residence of her daughter, Nancy (Judie) Marcum-Holley.
Born on July 4, 1919 on Bramwell Hill in Bramwell, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Franklin and Anna Maude McBride Hill. She had been a lifelong resident of Bramwell and was a member of the Bramwell Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. “Don” Allen on April 18, 1997; four sisters, Louise Goodson, Mamie Bailey, Frances (Pom) Eller, and Charlotte Boyd; and a brother, Clifton Hill.
Survivors include: Two daughters: Nancy (Judie) Marcum-Holley and husband John of Bluefield, Rebecca (Becky) Allen of Bluefield; two grandchildren: Allen M. Marcum and wife Sandra Pepin of Jacksonville, Fla., Larry F. Marcum and wife Kellan of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three great- grandchildren: Nick Fernandes, Victoria and Ethan Ives; one sister: June J. Bailey and husband Leonard of Bluefield; two brothers: Hugh L. Hill and wife Jean of Gahanna, Ohio, Lindy D. Hill and wife June of Highland Springs, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. W.D. Hasty and the Rev. Mick Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call on Monday (today) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Allen family.
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Lucy Ball Carver
PATTERSON, Va. — Lucy Ball Carver, 99 years of age, of Patterson, Va., passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy, Va. following an extended illness.
Born in Russell County, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Adams and Cora Boyd Ball. She had been a resident of Buchanan County most of her life. She was a graduate of Honaker High School Class of 1929, attended Radford University, and graduated Pikeville College in 1971 with a BS Degree in Elementary Education. She taught school for a total of 43 years. She started teaching in Russell County in 1931 and taught for several years, all seven grades, in a one-room school. Her first teaching contract was for $65.00 per month. With this money she was able to support her parents and siblings during the Great Depression. For several years she would ride a horse to and from school. In later years she boarded with students' families during the week and would go home on weekends. In Buchanan County she taught many years at Patterson Elementary and retired from Vansant Elementary School in 1975.
She was a member of Looney's Chapel United Methodist Church, Buchanan Country Retired Teachers Association, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, Advisory Committee for AASC, and the Senior Citizens Bowling League. She participated in Senior Olympics and Senior spelling bees.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward E. Carver, January 11, 1967.
She is survived by three sisters: Edith Hanson of Lebanon, Va., Frances Nelson of Bristol, Tenn., Mildred Ball of Bristol, Tenn. Also survived by 29 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: Three sisters: Mamie Anderson, Marjorie Herndon, and Mona Reedy; six brothers: Kennith, Ben, Harold, Glen, Ayers, and Clyde Ball.
Funeral services for Lucy Ball Carver will be conducted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home chapel with Ministers J.N. Howard, Paul Mays, and Sylvia Jones officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park at Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel today (Monday) at 5:00 p.m. with services at 7:00 p.m.
Active pallbearers: Paul Hayes, Clinton Dye, Doug Burks, Paul Herndon, Keith Boyd, Roger Keene, Willy Elswick, Steve Looney, Lynn Reedy.
Honorary pallbearers: Frank Reedy Jr., Jack Spurgeon, Bill O'Dell, Jim Church, Leroy Jones, Doug Mays, Dan Owens, Robert “Bull” Bevins, W.J. Caudill, Nathan Harper, Owen Dabney, Ralph Anderson, Dr. H. Patel, Dr. J.N. Patel, the staff of Heritage Hall Nursing Home and Buchanan General Hospitals 4h floor nursing staff.
The family suggests expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to: Baptist Bible Church, P.O. Box 14, Pilgrims Knob, VA 24634 for their Monday morning ministry which is held at the nursing home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grundyfuneralhome.com
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of all arrangements.
Juanita “Teny” Crouse
TAZEWELL, Va. — Juanita “Teny” Crouse, age 81, of Tazewell, Va., formerly of the Dix Creek community of Tazewell County, Va., passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Heritage Hall in Tazewell.
Born February 28, 1927 in Cucumber, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Jim Ed Atwell and Audra Brewster Atwell. Teny was a member of Boyd's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Dix Creek community of Tazewell County, Va., and as long as she was able, she attended faithfully.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Kirk Crouse, and one sister, Gay Elizabeth Hall.
Survivors include one daughter, Audria Leffel and her husband, Jerry of Tazewell, Va.; one son, Kirk Crouse and his wife, Sandy of Tazewell, Va.; two brothers, Andy Atwell and his wife, Billie of Niceville, Fla., and Claude Atwell and his wife, Frances of Richlands, Va.; several nieces and nephews and a host of church family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with the Rev. Kenneth Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Pallbearers will be Tom Alley, Henry Linkous, Garland Bandy, Robin Roberts, Steve Crouse, Randy Crisp and Gerald Crisp.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday (today), March 17, 2008 at the funeral home.
Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va. is serving the Crouse family.
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Charles Scott “Bus” Frazier
SALEM, Va. — Charles Scott “Bus” Frazier, 96, of Salem, formerly of Peterstown, W.Va., died peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke.
Born May 15, 1911 in Giles County he was the youngest of ten children born to David Erastus and Florence Elizabeth Beasley Frazier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Trent Frazier after 64 years of marriage, whom he met while working in the CCC Camp in Wise County, Va.; one son, Charles Scott Frazier Jr., in infancy; four brothers: Tobe, Conji, Sipe, and Jim Frazier and five sisters: Susan Cline, Kimmie Lucas, Minnie and Nellie Frazier.
At age 17 Mr. Frazier joined the Kathleen Memorial Methodist Church, at Wolf Creek. He worked in the logging business, was proprietor of the mill in Peterstown, W.Va., operated the Amoco station in Glyn Lyn, Va., worked for the furniture store in Rich Creek, Va., Broyles Funeral Home in Peterstown, sold monuments, constructed homes, sold storm doors and windows. Mr. Frazier was a World War II U.S. Army veteran serving with the Military Police guarding prisoners of war. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. He retired from Celanese in 1973 after twenty years in the Staple Fiber Department and moved to Salem, Va., there he worked as Assistant Manager for the apartment complex where they lived until age 85.
Survivors include: Two daughters, Dr. Theresa “Gaye” Frazier Lee of Mechanicsville, Va., and Deloris Aileen “Dee” Nuckols and husband Dave of Lynchburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Scott Douglas Bailey of Washington, D.C., Terry Lynn Collins and husband Kevin of Alexandria, Va., and Robert White of Lynchburg, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Frazier Collins and Michael Bailey Collins; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W.Va.
Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday (today), March 17.
Online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the Frazier family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.
Rev. Stanley R. Harvey
NARROWS, Va. — Rev. Stanley R. Harvey, 88, of Wolfe Creek Road, Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Va.
Born February 5, 1920 in Princeton, he was the son of the late George W. and Lina Mae Via Harvey. Stanley worked with the Celanese Corp. from 1940 -1952, with Maidenform from 1952-1957 and then served as a Baptist Minister preaching at Arlington Baptist Church in Bryson City, N.C., Calvary Baptist Church in Radford, Va. and Woodlawn Street Baptist Church in Narrows, Va.
He was a graduate of Princeton High School and Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Francis Mandeville Harvey; five brothers, Dave, J.J., Garnet, Hardy and Floyd Harvey; four sisters, Gwen Turner, Bonnie Bowling, Lina Mae Burbach and Lector Rumburg.
Survivors: Wife of 11 years, Bonnie French Harvey; son, Timothy E. Harvey of Fairfax, Va.; two grandchildren, Karen E. and Jennifer L.; sister, Freda Rumburg of Princeton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Reverend Jimmie Jones, the Reverend Archie Bowling, and the Reverend Russell Gordon officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum of the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton with military graveside services to the conducted by the West Virginia Honor Guard.
Friends may visit with the family Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Family and friends may share online condolences via www.memorialfd.com
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to made to Piedmont Baptist College, 420 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
The Harvey family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Rita F. Lukach
CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Rita F. Lukach, age 42, of Route 2 Box 35, Castlewood, Va. and formerly of Crumpler, died on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Va.
Born on February 3, 1966 in Virginia, she was a daughter of Johnny Martin and the late Peggy Lukach. She had been a 38-year resident of Crumpler and attended the Baptist church and the Church of God.
Survivors in addition to her father include: Grandmother: Rosa Lukach of Princeton, W.Va.; three brothers: Jackie Lukach and wife Brenda of Bluewell, W.Va., Dan Lukach and wife Marla of Albemarle, N.C., Johnny Lukach of Matoaka.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell with Elders Denny and Lonnie Mullins officiating. Burial will follow with friends serving as pallbearers.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Lukach family.
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GLENWOOD — Keith Theodore Parson, 63, of Glenwood, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 8, 1944 at Beartown in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Ted Parson and Pearl Ruth Lusk Parson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Shrewsbury; one son, Rodney Keith Parson; and one grandson, Chase Austin Collins.
Mr. Parson was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He moved to Alexandria, Va. in the early ‘60s where he was an employee of Zimmerman Electric. He returned to Princeton in the late ‘60s where he met his lovely wife of 40 years. He was then employed with UD Carter and Sons. In the early ‘70s he joined the former Allied Refrigeration where he became Vice-president. In November 1983 he left Allied Refrigeration and incorporated Parson & Lusk, Inc., which is now known as Parson & Associates, Inc. Mr. Parson had been a member of the Virginia AGC and the Virginia Contractors Group Self Insurance Association since the late ‘90's. He was appointed by former Governor Gaston Caperton to the West Virginia Contractors License Board in 1996 where he was President and chaired the 10-member board. He was reappointed to the board in July 2000 by Governor Cecil Underwood.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte I. Parson of Glenwood; one daughter, Rhonda M. Collins and her husband James “Eddie” Whitlow of Princeton; one son, Kevin T. Parson of Princeton; one granddaughter, Savannah Alexis “Lexie” Collins; one grandson, Dustin Riley “Riley D” Collins; two sisters, Ann Lusk and her husband Dean of Rock and Carrie Chambers of Cross Lanes; special friends, Earl Reece and his wife Lorraine (Reenee) of Christiansburg, Va., Larry Burnette and his wife Diane of Stewart, Va., Wayman (Wayme) Burnette and his wife Hilda of Christiansburg, David Ferguson of Tazewell, Va., Charlie Paschall of New Peoples Bank, the great doctors and their staff, Charles Gabe and The Center for Cancer Care and Rowena Chambers and staff, and the special friends of the ICU Nursing Staff and the 4th floor at Princeton Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Gene Pennington officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Serving as pallbearers will be Earl Beck, Emmett Williams, Jesse Pack, Weldon Agnew, Jim Basham and Ronnie Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Mathew Sparks, Nindo Punturi, Terry Perkins, Chris Bolton, Buster Dunford, Shawn Harris, Harold Snuffer and Terry Harvey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1816 Jefferson St., Bluefield, WV 24701 or to the charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Parson.
Friends may call Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until service hour at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com.
Rubena Holbert White
PRINCETON — Rubena Holbert White, age 84, of Glenwood Park Retirement Village, Princeton, formerly of Kimball, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Saturday night, March 15, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital after a long illness.
Born July 30, 1923 in Augusta County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Dewey C. Holbert and Violet Cash Holbert. She was a 1941 graduate of Welch High School and also attended Business College. She was a former employee for 10 years in the offices of Grace Hospital in Welch. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bramwell Chapter No. 158. She was a member of the Houston United Methodist Church, Kimball, W.Va. She was also a homemaker. Her family moved to Kimball, W.Va. in 1924. Mrs. White was a resident of McDowell County for 81 years before moving to Glenwood in 2005. She was a resident of Glenwood for the past 3 years.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. White on Oct. 8, 1996 after 45 years of marriage.
She leaves to cherish her memory: One daughter: Janet C. Wood and husband Mark of Princeton, W.Va.; one son, Jeffrey White and wife Vickie of Spring, Texas; one grandson, Steven B. Wood of Princeton, W.Va.; one aunt, Lenabelle Myrtle of Steels Tavern, Va.; and first cousins of the Cash family who gave her support in health and sickness, Two special cousins, Leon Cash and wife Glenna of Greenville, Va. and Lonnie Cash and wife Faye of Vesuvius, Va., who visited her at Glenwood twice a year and brought all her favorite goodies.
While at Glenwood, she received many telephone calls and visits from friends who now live in Mercer County, and childhood friend , Shirley Casali and her son, John Casali from Blacksburg, Va. Mrs. White also met some wonderful residents and staff at Glenwood that she considered to be her friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday (March 19, 2008) at 11:00 a.m. at the Houston United Methodist Church, Kimball, W.Va. with the Rev. Brad Blanchard and the Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell, W.Va.
Friends may call Tuesday night from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home, Kimball, and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to service.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Joe Gianato, Luke Gianato, Anthony Gianato, Gene Vandevander, Randall Wood, Richard Williams, John Casali, and Fred Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Gianato, Jimmy Gianato, Ken Hilyer, Mike Bohin, Jack Premo, and Jim Martinez.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015, or Houston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, Kimball, WV 24853.
After the services at the cemetery, friends may call at the home of her daughter, Janet C. Wood at 214 Teaberry Street, Princeton, W.Va.
Arrangements by Widener Funeral Home, Kimball, W.Va.
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Funerals scheduled today include:
• Arthur Robert Barrett: 11 a.m., Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Princeton.
• Curtis Herald: 2:30 p.m., Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.
• Justin Keith Matusevich: 1 p.m., Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Bluefield, Va.
• George Walter Nunley Jr.: 3 p.m., Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell.
• Joseph William Repass: 11 a.m., Mercer Funeral Home Chapel in Bluefield. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.
• Kermit Thirl Sigmon: 1 p.m., Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.
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ATHENS — Barbara Jean Couch Ofsa, 82, of 209 W. Broadway in Athens, passed into glory May 18, 2013, in the comfort of her home with her children attending.
Donald Ellsworth Downard
PRINCETON — Donald Ellsworth Downard, 83, of Swan Lane, Princeton, died suddenly Saturday evening, May 18th 2013 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Retha Jean Robinette Hundley
VIENNA — Retha Jean Robinette Hundley, 71, of Vienna, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Laurina Virgili Miano
WELCH — Laurina Virgili Miano, age 82, of 358 Stewart Street in Welch, passed away peacefully at her home May 18, 2013 with her two children by her side.
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BESSEMER CITY, N.C. — Earl Edward Finley, age 57, of 304 Mountain Meadows Drive, Bessemer City, NC died on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at CaroMont Medical Center in Gastonia, NC.
Ralph Marvin Munsey
PEARSIBURG, Va. — Ralph Marvin Munsey, of Pearisburg, Virginia, departed this life on May 18, 2013 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital surrounded by his family.
Margaret Jeanette Clark Kuffner
PRINCETON — Margaret Jeanette Clark Kuffner went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 16, 2013 a resident of Cassells Board and Care in Princeton, formerly of Bluefield, Va
Christopher Scot Krondon
HUDSON, Fla. — Christopher Scot Krondon, 39, of Hudson, Florida passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 13, 2013.
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