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Emily E. Barrett

Emily Elizabeth "Betty" Barrett, 89, of The Havens, New Hope Road, Princeton, departed from this life early Sunday morning, April 13, 2014 at Serenity Place on the Browns Ridge Road, Lerona.

Betty was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Barrett and Harriet Williamson Barrett.

Betty was a member of Captain James Allen Chapter D.A.R. in Beckley. She retired as the Field Director for the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council with more than 40 years of service.

On Monday evening, April 21 at 5 p.m. we will celebrate the life of Betty Barrett from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors William Pollack and Ed Pettus officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Spring Hills section in Charleston on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Friends may visit with the family Monday evening from 4 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

Online condolence may be shared with the family via

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Black Diamond Girl Scout Opportunity Fund, P.O. Box 507, Charleston WV 25322 or the First Christian Church, 805 Straley Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740

The Barrett family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

James R. Bostic

James Roger Bostic, 88, of Montgomery, died April 16, 2014. He was born March 20, 1926 in Talcott to the late William O. and Pauline Saunders Bostic. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Jean Hundley Bostic; son, Jeffery Dean Bostic; brothers, Ralph, Howard, Jack and Bernard; and sister, Florence.

He was a WWII Army Air Corp. Veteran, 1950 Graduate of WV Tech. and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He worked for AEP for 39 years and was a Christian of the Methodist Faith.

Surviving are his daughters, Lynn Michaels and husband, Earl of Tampa Fla., Kim Vealey and husband, Charlie of Chester, and Tracy Cogar and husband, Doug of Montgomery; brothers, Richard Bostic of Talcott and Thomas Bostic of Pikeville, Ky.; sisters, Ruby Gray of New Castle, Pa. and Mary Ward of Talcott; grandchildren, Jason, Andi, Jeremy, Amy, Brandon, Nick and Cassidy; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Hailey, Payton and Logan.

In lieu of flowers, the family wish donations be made to Montgomery General Elderly Care Activities Department, PO Box 1010, Montgomery, WV 25136. Special thanks to Montgomery General Elderly Care and Hospice.

Service will be Noon Monday, April 21 at O' Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Freda J. Coy

Freda Jane Williams Tench Coy, 87, of Mount Hope, died April 15, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Typee Funeral Home, Mount Hope with visitation one hour prior.

Carol S. Graham

Carol S. Graham, 64, of Comfort, died April 16, 2014. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with visitation two hours prior.

Almagene R. Hellems

Almagene Ruth Hellems, 85, of Quinwood, died April 18, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Harold J. Hughes

Harold Jack Hughes, 73, of Summersville, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home. He was the son of the late Harry Jack and Betty Maloney Hughes and was born at Summersville on June 19, 1940. He was a retired Boilermaker and member of Local No. 667 in Winfield.

He was also preceded in death by brother, Dickie Mike Hughes and sister, Carol Jean Bell.

Surviving are his wife, Lilly "Doodie" Conard Hughes, daughter, Lana Hughes Tucker and husband, Jeff of Matthews, N.C., grandson, Noah Tucker, sister, Judith Wilson.

In keeping with his wishes his body was cremated. The Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack can be made to the: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Second Floor, Bethesda, Maryland 20814


Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson, 89, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

Born Sept, 16, 1924 in Martinsburg, Dave was the son of the late Bernard D. Sr. and Harriett Pinkerton Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Olga V. Johnson.

He was a 1942 graduate of Elkins High School and a graduate of Morris Harvey College in 1949. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army. He was vice president for Patterson Bell & Crane Sales, Charleston; where he worked with James Stogden, Bernie Ziegler and Pete Sticer. He was also a financial consultant and underwriter for Charter Life and a member of Highlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans. Dave was an avid golfer and charter member of Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife, Donajean Street Johnson; daughter, Beverly (Dave) Richards of St. Albans; son, Russell Johnson of Nitro; granddaughter, Christina Breeding of St. Albans; sister, Mary Sweeney of Knoxville, Tenn.; nieces, Della (Robert Sr.) Lucas of St. Albans and Sharon (Dale) Fannin of Brookville, Ohio; great grandchildren, Chris, Alex, Justin and Luke; several other nephews and nieces.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21 at Cunningham Memorial Park, Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans with the Rev. Nancy Didway officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow in the upper mausoleum chapel.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311 or American Cancer Society, 1700 MacCorkle Ave, SE, 3rd Floor, Charleston, WV 25314 or a charity of your choice. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans is honored to serve the Johnson family.

Sandra D. King

Sandra D. King, 71, of South Charleston, passed away on April 16, 2014.

She was a retired Registrar with Vital Statistics for the State of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret Blackwell.

Sandra is survived by her children, Mikey Gaynor and Angie Gaynor; sister, Georgia Hess; brother, Bob Strickland; grandchildren, Leah Eastburn, Zachary Gaynor, Isiah Gaynor, Larry Wayne Means (Natasha) and Michael Gaynor; niece, Terri Mollohan (Mike) and her daughter, Stephanie Mollohan (Karl); nephew, Jerry Lee Wood and his children, Chasity Estep, Devon Hoffman, Ryan Farley, Austin Wood, and Courtney Thomas; and a host of special cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21 at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Okey Harless officiating. A funeral procession will leave Monday at 1 p.m. from Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity, 815 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301 or

Charles R. Landfried

Charles Richard "Dick" Landfried, 77, of Lewisburg, passed away April 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Dick was born July 20, 1936 at Ripley, the son of Garnet Hamon Landfried of Ripley and the late George "Bus" Landfried. He was a Presbyterian by faith. He was a 1954 graduate of Ripley High School and studied Electrical Engineering at RETS. Following his advanced studies he opened City Electronics in Ripley, later accepting a position with Union Carbide and then became owner and president of William B. Johnson Company. While he was an electrical Engineer with Union Carbide he began working in the field of Nuclear Engineering and became a Pioneer in developing equipment that measured and monitored radiation for the company. He sat on Federal advisory boards that set standards in the Nuclear Engineering Fields.

In addition to his mother, Garnet Landfried, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Perry Landfried; son, Joseph Landfried and his wife, Marisha of Crawley; daughter, Libbie Landfried Geary and her husband, Lou of Roxboro, N.C.; brother George Phillip "Butch" Landfried of Manassas, Va.; five grandsons, Sam Geary, Mack Geary, Jacob Geary, Colton Landfried and Addison Landfried.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor Terri Deane officiating. Entombment will be in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friend may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Waybright Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Landfried Family.

If desired, the family suggests donations to the Kanawha Hospice, 1001 Kennawa Dr., Charleston, WV.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

Clara E. Layne

Clara E. Layne, 75, of St. Albans, died April 16, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Riverside, St. Albans.

Clara was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Dorothy Billups Rutherford and son, Cecil Allen Layne.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Roenna Leeth; grandsons, Justin (Bailey) Cantley and Cameron (Summer) Layne; great-grandson, Tyler Ball; brother, Fred Rutherford.

A service to honor the life of Clara Layne will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with Louis Roncaglion speaking. Entombment will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Elkview. Family and friends will visit two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family of Clara would also like to give a special thanks to the staff of Golden Living Center, Riverside for their care and support.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

William R. Martin

William R. Martin, 94, of Union, passed away 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea following an extended illness. Mr. Martin was born at Monitor, (near Sinks Grove) March 16, 1920, the son of the late Harry A. and Edith Baker Martin. He retired in 1983 as a postal service employee having served as postmaster in Sweet Springs and Union. He graduated from Union High School in 1938, served in Company F of the West Virginia National Guard, inducted in January 1941 into the U. S. Army serving with the 34th Division in North Africa and Italy in 1943 & 1944, receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Mr. Martin served as Mayor of Union for six years and was instrumental in the construction of the town's water treatment plant and the installation of underground natural gas lines, a member of the Union United Methodist Church for over 60 years serving as choir member, Sunday School teacher, superintendent and lay speaker, a member and past president of the Bluegrass Ruritan Club, member of American Legion Post No. 100, former volunteer fireman. He was recognized as Union's Hometown Hero for faithfully being a Blood Donor for many many years and he loved gardening and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Faye Richmond Martin, on May 23, 2009, his wife, Dorothy Fullen Martin whom he married in 1944, she passed away in 1945, and a sister, Frances Martin Pruitt.

Surviving are three daughters, Jane Rhoades and husband, Richard of Winchester, Va., Connie Copeland and husband, Gavin of Union, Nancy Vance and husband, Robin of McDowell, Va.; two sisters, Mayo Lemons of Pickaway and Jessie DeBusk of Urbanna, Va.; three grandsons, Phillip Jarrell of Clearwater, Fla., Jared Copeland of Morgantown and Aaron Copeland and his fiancé' Jamie Simpson of Pawley's Island, S.C.; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 21 at the Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben James and the Rev. Ed Vallandingham officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Union. Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to the services. West Virginia Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites. Memorial donations may be made to the Union United Methodist Church % Mary Ann Hinkle, P. O. Box 525 Union, WV 24983 or the Bluegrass Ruritan Club % Rick Bostic Rt. 1 Box 296 Sinks Grove, WV 24976.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

Kathleen Britton Means

Kathleen Britton Means, 93, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Charleston, S.C.

For the last several years she had been sharing her time with her daughters, Nancy, in Avon Lake, Ohio, and Kathy, in Charleston, S.C. She was married to the late William Harvey Means Jr. Kathleen was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church in Charleston, W.Va., where she was born and raised. She was a former employee of Greyhound Lines and G&L Tours. Kathleen was known to her family and many friends as "Mimi."

She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Frank (Ray) of Avon Lake, Ohio, and Kathy Cline (Joe) of Charleston, S.C. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Chris, Allison (Rich) and Ryan (Colleen) of Avon Lake, Ohio, and Matthew (Kathryn), Laura (Hap) of Charleston, S.C. and Adam (Allison) of Gaithersburg, Md. She was also greatly entertained by her nine great-grandchildren.

Kathleen enjoyed spending time and going to lunch with her two daughters, her nieces and nephews and many special friends.

A service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be made to St. Marks United Methodist Church, 900 Washington St., Charleston, WV 25301.

Fredrick E. Smales

Fredrick Edward Smales, 67, died April 15, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. at Huse Memorial park, Fayetteviele. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville is assisting the family.

Larry R. Strader

Larry Ray Strader "Bigg Dogg", 67, of Buckeye, died April 17, 2014. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 21 at Ruckman Cemetery, Pleasants County with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye.

Richard G. Walker

Richard Garland Walker, 79, of Charleston, died April 18, 2014. Service will be Noon Tuesday, April 22 at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston with visitation one hour prior.

Deborah S. Whitlow

Deborah Suzan Harless Whitlow, 59, of Ghent, died April 18, 2014. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with visitation one hour prior.

Adams, Curtis A. - 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Adkins, Dianna L. - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.
Clutter, Thelma J. - 1 p.m., Poplar Ridge Community Church, Sutton.
Collins, Shirley M. - 5 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.
Connard, Roger D. - 11 a.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.
Coy, Freda J. - 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.
Elkins, Bernice C. - 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home Chapel, Alum Creek.
Epperly, Juanita - 11 a.m., Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
Goff, Marguerite - 1 p.m. Silverton United Methodist Church, Ravenswood.
Grant, Savannah - 1 p.m., Smithers First Baptist Church, Smithers.
Gray, Dr. David B. - 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Charleston.
Hanna, Mildred M. - 1 p.m., Prayer Connection Lighthouse, Danville.
Harper, Benjamin A. - 2 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs.
Hellems, Almagene R. - 1 p.m., Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle.
Hill, Lillian J. - 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Humphreys, Frances - Noon, First Baptist Church, Clendenin.
James, Joseph E. I - 2 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fayette Heights.
Kemper, Danny R. - 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.
Kinder, Clara M. - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.
Landfried, Charles R. - 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.
Lewis, Olivia A. - 2 p.m., Braxton County High School Gymnasium, Sutton.
Luger, Richard L. - 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Dunbar.
McCune, James D. - Noon, Sunrise Cemetery, Indore.
Mitchell, Emilie - Noon, Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, Nutter Fort.
Moore, Esclene - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.
Morehead, John T. - 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Lester.
Nunley, Howard K. - 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.
Pegram, Mary B. - 1 p.m., Groves Funeral Home, Union.
Sigmon, Barbara S. - 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.
Skaggs, Elizabeth J. - 1 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
Stephenson, Arnold E. - 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Craigsville.
Washington, Gaylon P. - 1:30 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.
Woods, Linda J. - 11 a.m., Walnut Grove Cemetery, Strange Creek.
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