THEODORE FRANKLIN BOWLES SR., 79, of Ashford, W.Va. passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born September 11, 1941, son of the late William “Bill” Scott Bowles and Biddie Opal Holstein Bowles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ellhue and Bill “Junior”…

MICHAEL WAYNE SLOCUM, 58, of Julian, who grew up and spent many years in Washington Heights, went to his eternal heavenly home on December 30, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in his savior, Jesus Christ, sustained him through …

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The world as we know it has changed forever … the kindest and most gentle man on Earth became our angel in Heaven. JOHN MICHAEL “MIKE” MIDDAUGH left this world peacefully on January 2, 2021, following a long illness. Mike was 68 years old. Mike was a graduate of Van High School, a veteran of…

HAROLD R. CANTLEY, 88, of Elyria, Ohio, died December 29, 2020, in University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born July 14, 1932, in Andrew, W.Va., and was a 1950 graduate of Sherman High School, Seth, W.Va. From 1952-1956, he served as a staff sergeant with the…

HOMER CLAYTON HOLSTEIN, 09/12/1933 — 12/03/2020. A beautiful, loving, strong, faithful and kind man...and The Best Daddy. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Omer C. and Stella Dolin Holstein; his beloved wife, Julia Kay Turner Holstein; his brothers, Wesley (Anna Mae) and Dennis (Me…

WATT TACKETT, 100, of Grayson, Ky., passed away peacefully in his sleep November 24, 2020, in the VA Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He was born June 3, 1920, in Hitchens, Ky. He was the son of the late John and Carrie Tackett. Watt was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, A…

Your Hug Meant the World. No one else held so tight Or made us feel so right. No one’s eyes shined so bright with love As my mom, who is now high above  — Tamsen Butler. Our world lost a beloved mother, MEREDITH JEAN ELKINS, on November 15, 2020. “Jean,” as she was affectionately known, batt…

BENNY ERIC VANCE, 61, of Bim, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on November 14, 2020. He was born on March 23, 1959, to Dexter and Helen Vance of Bim. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Connie of Bim; and his mother-in-law, Jenny White, also of Bim. Benny is survived by …

MARY MAY BIAS, 90, of Ripley, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Boone Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. She was born February 16, 1930, at Red Dragon, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Foreman Marshall. In addition to her parents…

ROBERT JAMES HILL, 84, of Ramage Hill Road, Jeffrey, W.Va., passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, at his home. He was born September 24, 1936, and was a son of the late Wallace Alvin and Mattie Varney Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Cr…

MARY LOUISE HACKNEY, 93, of Wharton, W.Va., passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was born March 25, 1927, daughter of the late Lonnie and Bernice Blevins Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Crawford; husband of 40 years, Owen Hackne…

BETTY HATFIELD KEGLOR, 91, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Madison, W.Va., sister of Ann Middleton and Linda Roddenberry, both of Ocala, died Oct. 16. Family service was Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. in the Crystal River Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to Marion County Hospice or a…

RICHARD IVAN “RICKY” DENT, 56, of Madison, W.Va., was born August 25, 1964, and died peacefully in his sleep on October 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Betty Dent, and his maternal grandparents, Ivan and Mary White. Ricky graduated from the WV Divi…

JEAN E. SEACRIST JARRELL, 96, of Bandytown, W.Va., passed away Friday, October 9, 2020. She was born March 27, 1924, at Gallagher, W.Va., to the late Edward and Elsie Legg Seacrist. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dorsel Jarrell; brother, Thomas Seacrist; grandson, Christopher…

RICKY LEE POWELL, of Louisburg, N.C., previously of Wharton, W.Va., left this Earth on September 22, 2020, after a long illness. He was born on December 11, 1967, at Boone Memorial in Madison, W.Va., to the late James “Jim” Powell and Mary Etters Powell Elswick. In addition to his parents, h…

TERESA FAYE PRICE, 65, of Danville, W.Va., passed away August 8, 2020, at Hospice, CAMC Memorial, Charleston, W.Va. She was a retired postmaster and was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bert and Christina Pauley; and grandparents, Albert and Corba Pauley and Vernie and Goldie Toney.…

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 …