Mrs. Donna Jean (Swartz) Boardwine, 81, of South Charleston, completed her journey with us and took her first breath in Heaven on March 5, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House. Donna's struggle was long and demanding, but has resulted in an eternity filled with the Presence of the Lord.
Born Dec. 15, 1932, in Mohawk to the late Hannibal and Zella Blankenship of Clear Fork, Donna was also preceded in death by her first husband, James "Buggy" Swartz, and husband, Thomas Boardwine.
Though her early years were spent in the Clear Fork area of Wyoming County, Donna spent most of her life in Gary, McDowell County, where she raised her two children. Even after years of living in Princeton and the Charleston area, she continued to consider Gary her home, where many friends and memories were made.
Donna attended Southeast Church of the Nazarene the past several years and continued her membership at Welch Baptist Church.
She was a very loving, giving and hard-working wife, mother and grandmother. Nothing was more important to her than family and their well-being.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Denise Parsons and Ollie of Charleston; son, Timothy Swartz and Denise of Princeton; grandchildren, Jeremy Parsons and Tara, Cristen Brown and Luke, Joshua Swartz and Bradley Swartz; and one great-granddaughter, Aven Olivia Parsons. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Geraldine Powers, Maxine Gregory, Larry Blankenship, AB Blankenship, LE Blankenship, Hannibal Blankenship Jr. and Glenda Smith, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was also known as "Mamaw Donna" to many.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Hospice Care and the Hubbard Hospice House for the wonderful care given to our mother and our family.
A tribute to the life of Mrs. Donna Jean Boardwine will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Southeast Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Ollie Parsons officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Boardwine family.
Heaven received another angel early Thursday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, when the matriarch of the Brown family, Garnet Rosetta Brown, passed away.
Garnet was 84 years and seven days old, born Feb. 20, 1930, to the late Othel and Hattie Moore.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Phyllis Boggess and Evelyn Meadors; brother, Bill Moore; daughter, Nancy Looney; sons, Larry Brown and Greg Brown; and grandson, Matt Brown.
Garnet touched many lives and was loved by all!
She is survived by brother, Gary Moore of Charleston; sister, Janet Frary of Elkview; daughters, Patty Brown of Pinch and Linda Brown of Charleston; sons, Robert M. Brown Jr. and wife, Mary Jane, of Belington and Jimmy Brown and his wife, Amy, of Pinch; grandson, Kevin Brown Sr. and his wife, Rene'e, and their three sons, Michael, Kevin Jr. and Keith; grandson, Michael Looney and his companion, Natalie; granddaughter, Michelle Bowels and her husband, Mike, and their children, Logan, Raelyn, Shaylee and Stephen; Matt's daughter, MacKynzie Brown; and nephew, Gene Staley and his wife, Diane, and their two sons, Mike and Mark.
Garnet was truly loved by all and will be deeply missed.
No service or visitation has been scheduled.
Elk Funeral Home is humbly serving the Brown family.
Orval Franklin "Dickie" Carr, 64, of Yemassee, S.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his residence.
Dickie was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Ward. He was the son of the late Luther Carr and Roberta Bostick Carr. He served his country in the USMC, where he retired.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Alice Carr and Flora Chapman.
Dickie is survived by two sisters, Kay Purvis of Beauford, S.C., and Ruby McConnell of Ohio, and two brothers, Tommy and Sam Carr, both of Ohio.
Graveside service and burial were held March 3 at Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.
Information was provided by Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.
Louise Dingess, 71, of Madison, passed away March 6, 2014, at Boone Health Care, Danville.
She was a member of Hilltop Methodist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Erthal Goins Goff, and her husband, Stonewall Dingess.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Green of Madison; son, Kenric Vance of Madison; sister, Nancy Goff of Hilltop; grandchildren, Devin Green of Danville, McKenna Vance of Charleston, Savanna Blevins, Faith Cooper and Hope Cooper, all of Madison; and sister-in-law, Paulette Vance of Madison.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Alvin Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Park, Danville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Eddie Ray Dyess Sr., born June 10, 1960, in Charleston, departed this life on March 1, 2014.
Eddie leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Henrietta Dyess; four daughters; five sons; 14 grandchildren; four brothers; one sister; his grandmother; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Grace Bible Church, 600 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jerry Raymond Hall Sr., 66, of Nitro, formerly of North Carolina, passed away March 5, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House.
Jerry was retired from Thomasville Bus Factory in North Carolina and was a former employee of Cadle Sanitary.
He is survived by his son, Jerry R. Hall Jr.; sisters, Patty Williams and Clarabelle Searls; two grandchildren, Brittany and Justin; and great-grandson, Jeremiah.
A tribute to the life of Jerry will be 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Hall family.
Edward A. Holsclaw Sr., 67, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather of South Charleston, departed to be with his heavenly father and his dear wife on Feb. 18, 2014, after a long illness.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine G. Holsclaw, the love of his life of 50 years, and parents, William and Mildred Holsclaw.
He is survived by his brother, Bill Holsclaw of Manassas, Va., and brother, Frank Holsclaw of Pauley's Island, S.C.; son, Edward (Mylene) Holsclaw II of Charleston; his daughter, Tina Holsclaw Hunter of Cross Lanes; son, Shane (Shannon) Holsclaw of Teays Valley; and eight grandchildren, Eddie, Lucas and Alexandra Holsclaw, Zachary and Savannah Hunter, Emily, Janie and Josie Holsclaw and Jessica Kosobucki with one great-grandchild, Blake Kosobucki. A loving and caring father and husband, Edward was very family oriented and cherished the times spent together with family, especially vacations at Canaan Valley, Myrtle Beach and Disney World. He was also very passionate about anything creative. He loved to write, enjoyed photography, hiking, travel, as well as collecting books and pens.
Being a diabetic, Edward was also passionate about diabetes care. He gave of himself, his time, expertise and monetary donations and aided diabetic friends and strangers in any way possible. Edward, or "Mr. Diabetes," as he was known throughout the state, has been involved in every facet of diabetes management, care, counseling, legislation, research and myriad of activities for over 35 years, all pertinent to improving the health and quality of life for diabetics and their families. His passion was diabetic care and, more importantly, teaching diabetics through his special program, "Attitude Can Lower Your Blood Sugar," that they could take control of their diabetes and live a normal life.
In addition to personal one-on-one care he provided diabetics, he also served on several boards as well as created projects which included: West Virginia Diabetes Coalition board member, which successfully passed Senate Bill 312 in 1996 that provided mandatory insurance coverage for diabetics for various medications and testing supplies as well as reimbursement for diabetes education; author of legislation to remove sales tax from insulin in the state of West Virginia; created and coordinated Charleston Diabetes Health Exposition; created Charleston Diabetes Runathon to raise funds for West Virginia American Diabetes; served as special advisor to Charleston Area Distance Run for diabetic runners; created Patient First Diabetes Support Programs for local home health agencies; coordinated CAMC Diabetes Screening Program; panel member, CAMC Annual Diabetes Month Physician and Patient Forum; developer and speaker, Diabetes Empowerment Seminar; formed West Virginia's chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinolists; served as a board member Diabetes Camp of West Virginia/Camp Kno-Koma.
Edward also received various awards for his diabetes care efforts: Presidential Citation presented by West Virginia State Medical Association in recognition of outstanding achievement of medicine progression of humanitarian services; Fifield Chairman, 1996 Diabetes Annual Achievement Award; Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award; American Diabetes Association Distinguished Service Award; Diabetes Camp of West Virginia Distinguished Service Award; West Virginia Diabetes Coalition Award of Merit; Volunteer of the Year, Diabetes Camp of West Virginia.
He was a graduate of Charleston High School and West Virginia State University with a B.A. in communications (summa cum laude). He also received several diabetes care certifications. He was retired from Roche Diagnostics.
He had also worked in public relations with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office, West Virginia Department of Highways, as well as many other areas of employment and small business ventures. He also coordinated the opening ceremony dedication of the New River Gorge Bridge. He taught us all to care, love and have empathy for others. He touched so many lives in a magnificent way. He will be forever loved and missed. A private memorial service was held on March 8. In lieu of flowers, please bestow monetary donations in his name to Camp Kno-Koma, P.O. Box 224, Dallas, WV 26036 or donate online at campknokoma.com.
Hattie Naomi Jones, 89, died March 6, 2014. She was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Pennsboro, a daughter of the late Floyd and Nettie Markle.
Hattie grew up in Pennsboro and was married to Richard M. Jones Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1992. She was a member of Pennsboro Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Kaiser and Douglas Church of Christ, Ravenswood, while living with her son and daughter-in-law until her death.
She and her husband, Richard Sr., lived in Weirton, where he worked for Weirton Steel Co. They worshipped with the West St. Church of Christ before moving to Pennsboro in retirement.
Hattie is survived and lovingly remembered by one son, Richard M. Jones Jr., and daughter-in-law, Sandra, of Ravenswood; three grandchildren, Lori Green of St. Louis, Mo., Lynda Jones Richardson (Lee) of Charleston and LouAnn Stephens (Shawn) in Sharpsburg, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Green, Tyler Crisp and Kalei Stephens.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl Markle of Pennsboro, Carl Markle of Pennsboro and Allen Markle of Weirton, and one sister, Gertrude Doll of Pennsboro.
Funeral service will be held Monday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones, Doug Petty and Eddie Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at McKim Cemetery, McKim, Tyler County.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, March 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., and one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcculloughraiguelfuneralhome.com.
Ruby Catherine Kinser, 81, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Teays Valley Center, Winfield.
She was a member of Quick United Methodist Church, enjoyed gardening and loved her family and taking care of her grandchildren. She worked as an audit clerk for West Virginia Workers' Compensation.
She was born Aug. 1, 1932, to the late Marcus Payne and Anna Sue Carper Payne. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Payne, and sisters, Icie Hall, Cora Armstead and Mabel Long.
She is survived by sons, Don Allen of Teays Valley, David Eugene of Cross Lanes and Mark William of Barboursville.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Moales officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.
Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is assisting the Kinser family.
Seward Kuhn, 81, passed away March 2, 2014, in Rowlett, Texas, from complications due to Alzheimer's.
He was born in Van on June 15, 1932, to the late Dewey and Lillie Kuhn. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Etsuko "Betty" Kuhn; sister, Theresa Frazier; and brothers, Jesse "Buddy" Kuhn and Archie "Don" Kuhn.
He is survived by his daughter, Nina Kuhn Creonte and husband, Tony, of Rowlett, Texas; granddaughter, Ariana Creonte; sister, Sharon Evans of Kingsport, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Seward proudly served his country. During his six years in the Army, he fought in the Korean War and participated in nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. While stationed in Japan, he met his wife, Etsuko. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he enlisted in the Navy. He and Etsuko settled in Virginia Beach, Va. He served two tours in Vietnam and retired after 28 years of service. Upon retirement, he worked for ITT-Henze Movats in Norfolk, Va., as a valve pump mechanic. In his free time, Seward enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching the Mountaineers and spending time with his granddaughter. He'll be missed dearly.
Visitation will be Friday, March 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. for family and 6 to 8 p.m. for friends.
Service will be conducted on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Handley Funeral Home Chapel, Danville, with the Rev. Phillip Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Boone Memorial Park, Madison. Military graveside rites will be provided by VFW Daniel Boone Post 5578, Madison.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations in his name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1601 2nd Ave., Charleston, WV 25387 or the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd. #6, South Charleston, WV 25309.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Robert K. Loudermilk, 73, of Charleston, passed away March 5, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Charleston, a son of the late Forrest G. and Nannie Knuckles Loudermilk.
Robert had been employed by Piper Air Craft Co. of Florida and was an Army Reserves veteran.
Survivors include his son, Robbie of Lancaster, S.C.; sisters, Patty Bess of Sissonville and Norma Payne of Charleston; brother, Douglas Loudermilk of South Charleston; and grandsons, Robert Bess of Morgantown, Brandon Bess of Sissonville and Zachary Bess of Elkview.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Jean Ramsey, Dorothy Loudermilk and Hilda Tillis, and a brother, Jim Loudermilk.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
Friends will be received at the funeral home beginning at noon Saturday.
Online condolences may be sent to www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.
Anthony Cole Parlagreco, 56, of Orlando, Fla., went to be with our Lord on Feb. 28, 2014, after a short illness.
Cole was born Jan. 15, 1958, in Victory, Texas, to the late Joseph and Anne Parlagreco, and later moved to Charleston from 1969 to 1985 and then moved to Florida. He was also preceded by his brother, Terry.
He was a graduate from Garnett Trade School in auto body work. He genuinely cared about people and animals. He will be remembered for his fun-loving spirit, his generosity and love to his family.
Surviving are his three brothers, Steve, Jeff and Kyle, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Janet Lee Keith Reid, 44, of Cannelton, died March 4, 2014. She was born Nov. 22, 1969, in Montgomery and was the daughter of Ronald Keith of Cannelton and the late Myrna Nunley Keith.
She was a cook for the Fayette County School Board at Valley High School in Smithers.
Surviving, in addition to her father, are her husband, Chris E. Reid; children, Joshua Michael Easterling and his wife, Meagan, of Smithers, Sara Marie Reid of Cannelton and Samuel Elloitt Reid of Cannelton; and grandson, Jay Michael Easterling of Smithers.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Fred Christian officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Marjorie Nichole "Nicki" Richards, 28, of Sherman, died March 5, 2014. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with visitation beginning two hours prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roush Funeral Home, P.O. Box 933, Ravenswood, WV 26164, to help the family with funeral expenses.
Elizabeth "Beth" Westfall Shamblin, 78, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Elizabeth was a bookkeeper at Cox Department Store and a homemaker. Her children were the loves of her life.
She was born June 27, 1935, to the late Roy Westfall and Thelma Kennedy Westfall. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Howard and William Westfall, and sister, Sylvia Westfall.
She is survived by her children, Michael (Donna) Shamblin of Clendenin, Susan (John) Smith of Clendenin, Regan Melton (Donald Fields) of Elkview and Lisa (Jeff) of Big Chimney; brothers, Charles "Ken" Westfall of Princeton, Ky., Paul (Freda) Westfall of Charleston, Franklin "Bob" Westfall of Hampton, Va., and Douglas (Joy) Westfall of York, Va.; sisters, Juanita Morris of Charleston, Margaret Blount of Blount, Nina McCroskey of Clendenin and Barbara Reveal of South Charleston; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennewa Drive, Charleston, WV 25312.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles K. Westfall officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.
Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is assisting the Shamblin family.
Deborah Darlene Stone, 57, of Sandyville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, surrounded by her family, following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 14, 1956, in Parkersburg, daughter of Willard "Bill" and Margaret Shenefield Boyd of Fairplain. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend and an inspiration to everyone she encountered.
Although her time was short, her gifts were many. She was always full of laughter and fun and her life served as a positive light to all she met.
In addition to her parents, Debbie also leaves behind her husband of 33 years, Steven B. Stone, and a son, Zachary B. Stone, who will miss her dearly. She is also survived by a brother, Craig Boyd (Angie) of Charleston, and a sister, Natalie Wayne (Mark) of Evans.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Bryce Stone, who died at birth in 1985.
A celebration of the life of Debbie Stone is set for Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Greg Stone officiating. Interment will follow the service at Independence Cemetery, Sandyville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.
Terry Lee Taylor, 59, of South Charleston, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.
He retired from Columbia Gas and Transmission with over 30 years of service. He was currently employed by Cenergy in Milton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lee Taylor and Thelma Delores Arthur, and brother, David Lee Taylor.
Terry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Connie Taylor; son, Terry Lee Taylor Jr. of South Charleston; daughter, Christy Lea Taylor of South Charleston; seven grandchildren, Phoenix, Kayla, Haille, Morgan, Noah, Cheyenne and Riley; brother, Perry Lee Taylor of South Point, Ohio; sisters, Kathy of Parkersburg, Donna of South Point, Ohio, Robbie of Flemingsburg, Ky., and Mary of Bremerton, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service to honor the life of Terry Taylor will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the funeral home.
Memories of Terry may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.
Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.
Henry Douglas Thompson, 61, the son of the late George Harris and Geraldine Thompson, was born in Charleston, W.Va., on March 20, 1952, and departed this life on March 4, 2014.
Henry was a graduate of Charleston High School and earned his living in the construction trades until he became disabled in May 1984.
Henry was preceded in death by brothers, James L. Harris of Montgomery, Ala., and William, David, Harry and Roger Thompson of Charleston, and sisters, Viola and Sandra Thompson, also of Charleston.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Frances and Tamara Thompson, and grandson, Ayden Henry, all of Temple Hills, Md.; brothers, Jesse L. Harris and Michael "Tookie" Thompson of Charleston; sisters, Jacqueline Harmon, Ida Jean (Anthony) Fleshman and Sharon Straughter of Charleston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 1404 First Ave., Charleston, WV 25312, at noon Saturday, March 8, followed by a memorial service there at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow immediately after at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Henry's memory to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.
Walton's Chapel of Faith Funeral Home, Inc., 706 Rebecca St., Charleston, WV 25312, is humbly serving the Thompson family.
Robert Edward Walters, 88, of Charleston, passed away March 2, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways as an accountant for the Right of Way Division. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Also, he was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Beni Kedem Shrine.
Robert attended Stonewall Jackson High School, West Virginia University and graduated from Morris Harvey College. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946.
Robert enjoyed sports of all kinds and especially Mountaineers football, golf and followed his grandsons all through their life in sports and everything they did. He was an animal lover and enjoyed his dog, Bosco, who was a member of his family for 18 years, and especially loved trips to the beach with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Jewell Boggs Walters.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Debbie Walters Vecchio-Arnett (Denny Arnett) of St. Albans and Pauline M. Walters Barron of Charleston; grandsons, Anthony Robert Vecchio of Virginia Beach., Va., and John Frank Barron of Charleston; sisters, Juanita Reed of Charleston and Patty Weiford (Bob) of Winfield; and brother-in-law, Pat Boggs (Jeannette) of Hinton. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at the Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Cunningham Memorial Park, St Albans.
Friends and family may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311.
Online condolences may be sent to the Walters family by visiting www.bartlettburdettecox.com.
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, 513 Tennessee Ave., Charleston, WV 25302, is serving the Walters family.
Lewis B. "Buck" Ward, 64, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at home in Kanawha County.
He was the son of the late Richard and Reba Evans. Also preceding him in death were his sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Arnold Davis.
Buck never knew a stranger; everyone who knew him or met him loved him. He was a fun-loving man; he loved to dance and enjoy life.
Buck is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Sandra Evans of St. Albans; nieces and nephews, Angel Daniels and Charles "Punkin" Evans, both of St. Albans, and Terry Bryant, Pammy Brown and Ray Davis, all of Hurricane; great-nephew and -nieces, Caleb Evans, Cody Evans, Hunter Paul, Hannah Evans, Charles Evans III and Heavenly Adkins; cousin, Eugene Meadows; and uncle, Harvey Ward.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Regina Meadows and Frank Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans.
Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
You may share memories or condolences at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Ward family.