Martine Weaver Martine Sebo Weaver, 79, of Bandytown, born March 2, 1931, passed away June 22, 2010 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Denzil E. Weaver; parents, Aubrey and Lucille Jarrell; and a sister, Jereldene Baire. She is survived by her sons, Earl Junior Weaver and his wife, Patti and James Lewis Weaver both of Bandytown; two grandsons, Nicholas Earl Weaver and his wife, Stephani of Wharton and Shelly Allen Weaver of Bandytown; two great-grandchildren, Courtney Nichole Weaver and Jacob Wesley Weaver both of Wharton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, on Thursday, June 24 with the Rev. Shelly Bowling officiating. Burial followed in Mid-Ferrell Cemetery, Bandytown. You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com
Irene Light Irene Light, 82, of Blair, went home to be with the Lord on June 20. She was born on November 29, 1927 and was a daughter of the late Alfred and Oma Blevins at Peach Creek. She was re-united with her husband, Edward Light; daughter, Elizabeth "Ann" Smith; grandsons; Brian Scott Light and Jason Keeney. Additional loved ones preceding her in death include; sister, Loriene Castrilli ; and brothers, Buster, Jim and Earl Blevins. Irene was a retired nurse from Logan Regional Hospital. She was first and always a Christian, a loving wife and a wonderful mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Ball Chapel Church. Those left behind include, Linda (David) Rowland of Noblesville, In., Larry (Peggy) Light of Chapmanville, WV, George (Susie) Light of Madison, Judy (Oliver) Smith of Clothier, Tim (Lorene) Light of Clothier, Randy (Lisa) Light of Chapmanville, Kris (Diddy) Podunavac of Chapmanville, Richard Light of Madison, Sandy (Brian) Cook of Blair; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren of whom she loved very much; brothers and sisters, Jack (Juanita) Blevins of Peach Creek, Bill (Susie) Blevins of Lima, Ohio, Ed (Gail) Blevins of Tucson, Az., Donna (Calvin) Thompson of Smicksburg, Pa. and Pat Blevins of Huntington. Funeral Services were held at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, on Wednesday, June 23, with the Rev. Edsel Aleshire and the Rev. Joe Lane officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby Heights. Her Grandsons served as pallbearers. You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com
James Edward Ritchie James Edward Ritchie, 69, of Wharton passed way on June 24 at the Veterans Hospital in Beckley after a long illness. He was born on November 11, 1940 in Mansfield, Ohio a son of the late Pete and Gay Ritchie of Wharton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Ritchie, and a sister, Frances Browning. He was a US Army veteran with the 82nd Airborne Division and a disabled mine foreman from Eastern Associated Coal Corporation. He is survived by his four children, Tammy Ballard and her husband, John, of Foster; Tim Ritchie and his wife, Danna, of Charlotte, NC; Sherry Shoup and her husband, Eric, of Columbia, SC and Donna Kay Ritchie of Madison. Sisters Shirley Bratton of Wharton, Sharon White of Bim, and Sandra Howell of Charleston. Brothers Joe of Wharton, Paul of Peterstown and Roger of Lester. He had ten grandchildren whom he loved dearly; Shawn, Alex, Jake, Matthew, Evan, Tess, Nathaniel, Carly, Nate and Jordan. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 26 at Handley Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Harvey officiating. You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
John Warren Kinder John Warren Kinder of Morgantown passed away on June 11. Born in Gauley, W.Va., on May 21, 1961, John graduated from Scott High School in Madison. He was 49. John remained an avid fan of the WVU Mountaineer football and basketball teams, as well as the St. Louis Cardinals. John is survived by his mother and five brothers and sisters: Alma Ellie Stebbins Kinder of Morgantown; Carole Anne Pecora of Frederick, Md.; Robert Earl Bob Kinder of Culloden; Candace Marie Fontalbert of Morgantown; Robin Kinder of Washington, D.C.; Tracey Stuart Kinder of Weirton and Brent Casey Kinder of Morgantown. He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Earl Kinder, Jr. and nephew, Jameson Kinder. John was buried on Saturday, June 26, at Memory Gardens, south Madison, Route 17.