Frances Price, 80, of Gordon passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.
Frances was the daughter of the late John M. and Stella Shirkey of Clothier. She was a faithful Christian for many years, being a member of the Bandytown and Williams Mountain Church of Christ.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Richard Price; son, Gregory Branham; sister, Edith Flannery of Clothier; and brothers, William “Bill” Shirkey of Madison and Woodrow Shirkey of Clothier.
She is survived by his sons, Mannie (Carol) Price, and Ritchie and Mark Price of Gordon; sisters, Rosemary Miller of Madison, and Phyllis Smith of Ripley; and brothers, John L. Shirkey of Brookpark, Ohio, and George Shirkey of Lake Wales, Fla. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ricky Price, David Price, Heather Branham and Stacy Gaggons; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; many friends; and her church family.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 19 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial followed at Price Cemetery, Quinland.
Hickels David Priestley
Hickels David Priestley, 77, of Seth, Boone County, went home to be with the Lord Saturday,
Jan. 16, 2010, at his home with his family by his side.
Born March 23, 1932, in Alum Creek, he was the son of the late Hickels C. and Lelola Dale Hill Priestley. David was also preceded in death by a daughter, Iva Dale Priestley; brothers, Waldo, John, and George Priestley; and sister, Dorothy Priestley Stovall.
Mr. Priestley was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, a Navy veteran, a member of the Hopkins Fork Community Church at Seth and ministered at the First Christian Church of Racine and the Advent Christian Church at Clear Fork. David was a loving husband, father, brother, and a grandfather, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Roberta Faye Stewart Priestley; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Susan Priestley of Matthews, N.C., John and Becky Priestley of Fort Worth, Texas, Gary and Tina Priestley of Culloden, Joshua and Amanda Priestley of St. Albans, and Christopher Priestley of Seth; daughters and sons-in-law, Nora and Virgil “Gene” Dotson of Seth, Kathi and Tim Williams of Clay, Jeri Sue and Robbie Buzzard of Seth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Andy and Diane Priestley of Virginia, Paul and Sandy Priestley of South Charleston, Dwight and Vicki Priestley of Alum Creek, Vonna Priestley of Kentucky, and Ann Priestley of South Charleston;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Lyda Curry of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Mooney of Georgia, Ellen Priestley of Florida, Katherine Priestley of Alum Creek, Leola “Tippy” and Douglas McCallister of Tennessee, and Diana and Leon Lachet of Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of friends.
A memorial services was held on Jan. 19 at Hopkins Fork Community Church at Seth with Troy Howerton and Robert Junior Perdue officiating.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Racine Senior Center.
Boyd F. Burgess
Boyd F. Burgess, 87, of Bob White died Jan. 17, 2010. Funeral services were held on Jan. 20 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial followed at Mid-Ferrell Cemetery, Bandytown.
James Eugene Edgell Sr.
James Eugene Edgell Sr., 73, of Ramage, Boone County, formerly of Idamay, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at his home with family by his side.
Born June 27, 1936, in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Ray and Lucy Cain Edgell.
James was a retired electrician from West Virginia Electric with 47 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Christine of Ramage; son James E. Edgell Jr. of Oakland, Md.; daughters Susan Longwell of Akron, Ohio, Jewel Kesner of Keyser, and Tina Spur of Katy; brothers, Oakley Edgell and Doak Edgell, both of Fairmont; sisters, Lillian Ray Hall and Janette Lane, both Salem; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 20 at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with the Rev. Charlie Fancer officiating.
Shawn Michael Harper
Shawn Michael Harper, 22, of Racine passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, in Yadkinville, N.C.
Born Sept. 26, 1987, in Charleston, he was a son of Linda Webb O'Meara and David Allen Harper.
He worked in the lumber industry.
Shawn was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David E. Harper.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Linda and her
companion, Larry Crone, of Racine; his father and stepmother, David Allen and Brenda of Seth; two brothers, Chistopher Harper of Kanawha City and Mathew Harper of Peytona; paternal grandmother, Joyce Harper and her domestic partner, Jim Felty; maternal
grandparents, Mary and Benny Webb of Sylvester; half sisters, Kayla Bentley and Amber Harper of Ashford; stepsister and
stepbrother, Allison Dotson and Cephus Dotson; three nephews, Chase Harper, Trevor Harper, and Joseph Dotson; and a host of
family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 21 at Pineview Cemetery Mausoleum, Orgas, with the Rev. Jr. Perdue officiating. Interment followed at the cemetery.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Clara Ida Estep
Clara Ida Estep, 86, of Orgas passed away on Jan. 19, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a short illness.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Estep. She was the 16th child born to the combined family of the late H. J. Hendricks and Bertha Hendricks of Keith.
She was a lifelong resident of Keith/Orgas and a member of the Orgas Presbyterian Church. She was a 1940 Sherman High School graduate. She was a devoted wife to her husband of 61 years and a dedicated mother and grandmother. She had a great compassion for all and showed kindness to everyone.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Virginia Winters, Gladys Cooper, Mabel Cadle, Edna Holstein, Lula Osborn and Blanche Janiszewski; and brothers, Henry Hendricks, Lon Hendricks, Ray Hendricks, Walter Hendricks, Boyd Hendricks, Bruce Hendricks, Newt Hendricks, Floyd Smith, Quincy Hendricks, and Harold Hendricks.
She is survived by a son, Larry Estep of St. Stephens, S.C.; two daughters, Lois Guthrie of Orgas and Louise Emergo of Charleston; sister, Joyce Moran of Orgas; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Orgas Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 48, Orgas, WV 25148, or a hospice of their choice.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 23 at Sylvester Baptist Church, Sylvester, with the Rev. David Minturn and Joan Walker officiating. Interment followed at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty Lucille Wood
Betty Lucille Wood, 78, of Foster died Jan. 19, 2010, at Boone Nursing Home, Danville.
She was born Dec. 12, 1931, and was a daughter of the late Millard E. and Grace Snodgrass Holstein. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Owen Holstein, Barney Holstein and Lyle Holstein; and one sister, Mary Jane Holstein.
She is survived by one son, Tracy Wood of Foster; one brother, Paul Holstein of Camp Creek; one sister, Phyllis Huffman of Sissonville; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Wood of Foster and Alicia B. Wood of Johnson City, Tennessee.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements are by Handley Funeral Home in Danville.
Marjorie Lou “Marge” Cantley
Marjorie Lou “Marge” Cantley, 77, of Foster went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at her home.
She was born on March 7, 1932, in Fremont, Ohio, and was the daughter of Alfred and Violet (Rutherford) Floriana. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cantley, in 1991; brothers, Dennis and Richard Floriana; and son-in-law, Bobby Hoosier.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.
She retired from Boone Memorial Hospital in 1983. She was a member of Boone Memorial Hospital Auxiliary until 2004, accumulating over 37, 000 volunteer hours. She was a member of Rock Creek Church of Christ, Foster, and she was active in Senior Citizens. She enjoyed quilting and her
She is survived by her son, Steven (Wilma) Cantley of Foster; daughters, Jean Reynolds of Peytona, Ruth Hoosier of Wharton, and Carol (Quincy) Javins of Foster; grandchildren, Christopher Reynolds of Foster, Stephanie Reynolds of Boomer, and Amanda Smith, Jessica (John) Reinkopfs, and Danny Javins and companion, Vanessa, all of Foster; great-grandchildren, Samantha Alfaro, Michael Sharp, Tatyana Reynolds, Alena Richardson, Ryken Reinkopfs, and Remmington Javins; brothers; Kenneth, Fred, Alfred, Ted, Ronald, Douglas and Robert Floriana; sisters, Jane Taber and Bonnie Young; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you goes to Boone Memorial Hospital, Dignity Hospice, and daughter-in-law, Wilma Cantley, for her loving, wonderful care during the last
Funeral services were held on Jan. 23 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Roger McCauley and the Rev. Donald Elam officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens, Madison.
Charles Joseph Dolin
Mr. Charles Joseph Dolin, 92, of Lake, lovingly known to his family as “Pap,” peacefully departed this life on Thursday Jan. 21, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.
Charles was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Mifflin, Logan County, and was the eldest son of the late Claude and Vona Bias Dolin. Also preceding him in death were his eldest son, Danny Joseph Dolin; and brothers, Ciegel, Cecil, and Curtis Dolin.
A retired truck driver, Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served bravely in World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the former Lake Post 3668. Charles was also a member of the UMWA. He attended Stevens Chapel United Methodist Church, Lake.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Edna Nichols Dolin; sons, Lanny (Paulette) Dolin of Lake and Charles Ray “Chuck” (Leah) Dolin of Lake; sister, Velma (Harold) Ball of Lake; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 24 at Stevens Chapel United Methodist Church, Lake, with Pastor Roger McCauley and the Rev. Elmer Nelson Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Epling Cemetery, Hewett, with military graveside rites conducted by Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578.
Roger Lee Atkins
Roger Lee Atkins, 67, of Ashford died Jan. 22, 2010. There will be no service. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Edward Ramsey
Jimmy Edward Ramsey, 70, of Ridgeview passed away Jan. 21, 2010 after a long illness.
He was born Jan. 25, 1939 to Bertha Mae Tanner and Fred Franklin Ramsey.
Jim served in the U.S. Army and the United Stated Coast Guard. He then worked as a painter and painted many homes in Charleston, Madison and Tucson, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife Alice of 50 years, two children, Christopher Ray and wife Shannon; Brandie and husband Thomas Mullins; nine
grandchildren, Hagen, Maleigha, Cara, Jossie, Boone, Riley, Eric, Whitney and Madison; two
sisters, Gloria and husband Freddie Flowers of Elkview; Rose and husband Randy Linville of Charleston; two brothers Ernie and wife Sandy Ramsey of Tucson, Ariz; Jackie and Twy of Jasper, Fla.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Fred Ramsey of Pennsylvannia, and Delmas Ramsey of Cleveland, Ohio, and mother-in-law Ethel Adkins.
James Bernard Smoot
James Bernard Smoot, 58, of Madison died Jan. 20, 2010. Funeral services were held on Jan. 25 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial followed at Danville Memorial Park, Danville.