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MARCELINE VIRGINIA WOODRUM, 91, of Julian, W.Va., passed away peacefully at Meadow Brook Assisted Living on June 25, 2020. She was born April 10, 1929, to Tye and Ellen Barker of Ashford, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; her darling son, Mar…

DALLAS THOMPSON, 76, of Clothier, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. He was born February 21, 1944, and was a son of the late Elmer and Elsie Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Ludell, Ronald and Darrell; and one sister, Barbara.…

EARL WAYNE "BO" MCNEELY SR., age 53, of Lorain, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at his home. He was born March 24, 1967, in Baltimore, Md., and had been a resident of Lorain for the past 14 years, formerly of Boone County, West Virginia. He was self-employed as a mechanic. Bo enjo…

DELTA M. HILL, 93, passed away March 14, 2020, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Danville, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Della Nelson; her husband, Sherald Hill; daughter, Patricia Starkey; brothers, Malloy, Darrell, Dennis and Alvin; and sister, Anna Lee Mille…

EVERETT EDWARD BROUGHTON, born September 9, 1933, went home to be with the Lord on May 7, 2020, at the age of eighty-six years, seven months and seven days. He was the son of the late Malin W. Broughton and Gertie Mae Broughton. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Patty Gail Mallo…

CHARLES (FRED) STOLLINGS, 74, of Six Mile, passed away Wednesday, April 15, after battling a long illness. He was preceded in death by his son, Dougie; parents, Willard and Reva Stolling; and two brothers, Les and Jack. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda; sisters, Debra (Philmore…

WILLIAM CHAPMAN “BILL” THOMPSON, 80, of Danville, West Virginia, passed away at his home while surrounded by his family and love on April 16, 2020. He was born November 26, 1939, in his parents’ home, also surrounded by love, on Lick Creek Road in Danville, West Virginia. He was preceded in …

SAROJINI KESARI, 70, of Charleston, W.Va., passed away April 9, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Sriramloo; mother, Andamma; sons, Santosh, Sateesh, and Vamshi; grandchildren, Kiran, Vishal, Maya, Sneha, Riya, Pranav, Prithvi, Shreya. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, …

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, JACKIE RAY HARTMAN, 80, of Madison, W.Va., passed away April 2, 2020. Jackie was born November 1, 1939, to the late Claris and Brad Hartman. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Scotty Bourne; and daughter, Tomorrow Dawn Hartman. Jackie l…

NORMA JEAN BRANHAM, known to many as Nan-nan, went home to be with the Lord on March 24, 2020. She passed away in her home where she lived with her daughter, Debbie and her husband Tom Price, for the past 12 years. Norma Jean was born November 22, 1932, in Kentucky, to Kelly and Ela Turner. …

JESSE LEE SHAMBLIN, 65, of Racine, W.Va., passed away March 3, 2020, at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison, W.Va. He was retired from Patriot Coal and preceded in death by his father, Virgil Lee Shamblin, and sister, Connie Hubbard. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Shamblin; his mother, Ada A…

HAROLD H. “SONNY” HOWELL JR., 82, of Madison, W.Va., passed away at CAMC Memorial on February 29, 2020. He was born December 23, 1937, to the late Dr. Harold H. Howell and Madeline Berry Howell in Madison, West Virginia. He was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church for over 80 year…

CLAYTON M. BILLUPS, 70, of Alkol, W.Va., was born September 26, 1949, to the late Odfer Sr. and Stella Billups, and passed away on February 8, 2020. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Elsie Mae Billups, and several siblings. He was born and raised i…

PATRICIA SUE VICKERS, the only child of EM and Juanita Shamblen, was born in Charleston, WV, on January 29, 1938. She was raised in Prenter, West Virginia, where she was an active and well-loved member of the community, playing the saxophone and a majorette in the Sherman High School Band. A…

BART B. LAY III died peacefully on January 20, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 70. Bart leaves his wife, Dena Lay of Gainesville, Fla.; brother, Greg Lay of Madison, W.Va.; sister, Pam Lay of Homosassa, Fla.; son, Aaron Lay and wife Robyn of Durham, N.C.; daughter, Angela Lay and h…

ARCHIE TROY WILLIAMS, 84, of Twilight, W.Va., passed away January 15, 2020. He was born February 23, 1935, and was the son of the late Howard and Pauline Bailey Williams. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Estel Eskins, and half-sister, Elva (Workman) …

JOSHUA ANDREW “JOSH” MITCHELL, 35, of Madison, W.Va., left this earth January 16, 2020. He was born April 26, 1984, at Boone Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Charles “Buck” and Grace Ann Mitchell. Josh attended Scott High School as a member of the class of 2002 and later earned his GED. …

JACKIE LEE WILLIAMS, 73, of North Carolina, formerly of Comfort, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on December 31, 2019, at the Hospice House, Greenville, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Hattie M. Runion Williams; sister, Sharon L. Williams; and a brother, JD Wi…

RETHA BALL, 81 of Wytheville, Va., entered heaven on Monday, December 23, 2019, at her daughter’s residence in Wytheville, Va. She attended Greenview Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. She was born February 14, 1938, at Lake, W.Va., daughter of the late Jimmy and Juanita Ball. In additio…

AVIS JARRELL SHAFFER TRIPLETT left this world for her heavenly home on December 16, 2019. Avis was born at home in Van, West Virginia, county of Boone, in 1926, delivered by Dr. McDonald. She was the first child of Howard and Iril (Jones) Jarrell. Her elementary school years began in Van and…

MARY ELLEN COLE, age 70, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019, at Bowers Hospice House. Born on July 3, 1949, in Boone County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Glen Browning and Bernice Mullins Browning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Ho…

DANNY EDWARD WHITE, age 66, of Uneeda, W.Va., was born January 8, 1953, and went to Heaven on December 2, 2019, after a long illness. Danny was preceded in death by grandparents, Ocie and Opal White, Essie Sigmond and Orvile Thomas; father, Edward White; mother, Judith White Asberry; sister,…

BILLY E. DOLIN, age 95, of Swansea, Mass., passed away Saturday, November 09, 2019 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Mary N. (Fonseca) Dolin. Born and raised in Ottawa, West Virginia, a son of the late Dan and Jamie (Stolling) Dolin, he was a longtime resident of Swansea, Mass…

LOIS “SUE” M. PRICE, 90, of Clearwater, W.Va., passed away October 18, 2019. Born in West Virginia, she moved to Florida in 1949. The daughter of Maxey and Bessie Mullins, she was divorced from Fred Price. She became a Registered Nurse at 57 and worked for Morton Plant until 70. She had a pa…

KATHERINE ADA RICE, 70 of Barrett, W.Va., born April 20,1949, went home to be with the Lord, October 10, 2019. She was a retired cosmetologist and a security officer for Guard Co. She was a member of Bigson Freewill Baptist Church at Van, W.Va., and a life member of Daniel Boone Post 5578 La…

LINDA LOU MEADOWS JARRELL, September 30, 1936 — October 14, 2019. Linda L. Jarrell passed from this life October 14, 2019. She was born in Boone County, W.Va., the daughter of Clyde and Frankie Pauley Meadows. She attended Van High School. Married to Victor R. Jarrell from Madison, W.Va., fo…

BARRY R. HARPER, 56, of Wharton, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on October 7, 2019. Barry was born in Madison, W.Va., on June 19, 1963. He was a 1981 graduate of Van High School. Barry worked in the grocery business for more than 37 years. He was recently retired and was the owner of H…

BARTON FRAZIER MEADOWS of Peytona, W.Va., entered Heaven on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, with family by his side. Barton was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mitesuko Hundo Meadows; parents, John and Vinnie Meadows; brother, George Meadows; sister-in-law, Pollyanna Meadows; brother-in-law,…

KATHY F. SIGMON departed this world peacefully with her cherished loved ones present September 25, 2019 at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston, W.Va. Although she has left our earthly lives, she will never leave our hearts and memories. She was born in Orlando, Florida July 24, 1953, daughter …

NATHAN HUGH SHARP, age 85, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away on September 24, 2019 at the home he built for his family 55 years ago. Nathan was born July 23, 1934, in Brush Creek, West Virginia. A lifelong learner, Nathan developed his woodworking craftsmanship skills at Warren Wilso…