Dorothy was born April 24, 1921, in Barton, Md., to the late Alphonsus and Sarah Dawson.
She was a 1939 graduate of Morgantown High School and served her country as a WAVE with the United States Navy, where she processed intelligence photos. After the war she and her husband, John, traveled the southeast with his job before settling in Hyattsville, Md., Charlottesville, Va., and, finally, Charleston.
Dorothy worked at Diamond Department Store for many years and later volunteered at Charleston General Hospital and the food pantry. She was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Dorothy enjoyed working in her garden and was an avid reader with a lively curiosity. She liked to knit, sew, do ceramics, decorate cakes, work crossword and jigsaw puzzles and loved to travel with her friend, Rachel. She loved and spoiled her dogs, Molly, Maggie and Johnnie Dog.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother, Jean Dawson Ervin and Robert Dawson.
She is survived by her two children, Saralyn Davis of Charleston and Jay Davis and his wife, Diana, of Morgantown, and two grandchildren, John Davis of Morgantown and Emily Davis of Bloomington, Ind.
The family would like to extend their deepest thanks for the loving care that was given to her during her short illness, especially to the staff of 3 East and 4 North at CAMC Memorial; to Stephanie and Brittany from Kanawha Hospice; and also to Dr. Kayi, who treated her for many years. Special thanks to her many good friends who shared her life journey, especially to Rachel White, Pam King, Libby Miller, Patricia and Fred Elswick, and Charlotte and JN Campbell.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home with the Rev. Margo Friend officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536 or Meals on Wheels, Charleston.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Carl E. Workman and Louise Giles Workman, of Peytona, and Carlos Vance and Eliza Watts Vance, of Harts; and her niece, Andrea Jones.
Carla was always happy and had a smile that brightened up the whole room. She was most happy taking care of her beautiful babies. Carla was the best mother in the world. She attended Seth Church of Christ.
Those left to cherish the loving memories of Carla are her husband, Josh Jones; children, Hannah Beth, Joshua Hunter, Jeremiah Colton and Heather Louise; her loving parents, Carl "Eddie" and Ruth Workman, of Prenter; brother, Shawn E. Workman, also of Prenter.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Seth Church of Christ, Seth, with Ray Beadnell and Robert Perdue officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Drawdy Cemetery, Peytona.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Surviving is his father, Charles Frank Payton along with his special friends, Jerry and Robin Gray.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church.
Preston Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Roy; her daughter, Bethany (Cory Wilson) of New Philadelphia, Ohio; her siblings, Ron Stump (Lucy) of Fredericksburg, Va., Sharon Davidson (John) of Charleston and Delcie Goettel (Bill) of Fairmont; mother-in-law, Fannie McCallister of St. Albans; sister-in-law, Mary Lynn Leonard (Bobby) of Columbus, Ohio; and brother-in-law, Henry McCallister (Patti) of Lumberton, N.C. Debbie is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Debbie in death were her parents, Jerry Stump and Juanita Cavender Stump, and her father-in-law, Leroy McCallister.
Debbie's life was filled with music. She was a talented soprano and pianist who used her talents to the glory of God. She taught music in Wayne, Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties for many years. Her latest employment was at East Bank Middle School. She loved her students! She attended Herbert Hoover High School, Concord College, West Virginia State College and Marshall University.
Debbie's favorite color is pink. To celebrate her life, if you have any pink to wear, please wear it to her homecoming service to honor her. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Abundant Life Ministries Ladies Group, which serves the community through a variety of projects. Debbie was passionate about serving the local community.
Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is in charge of arrangements. You may visit between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.
A homecoming service will be held at Abundant Life Ministries on Washington Street East on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., with friends able to visit an hour prior. Pastor Wayne Crozier will officiate. Debbie will be laid to rest at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at CAMC General Hospital MICU; they were so compassionate and caring. They made sure Debbie's last days were comfortable and filled with loved ones. Debbie's family would like to thank Pastor and First Lady Crozier, the Abundant Life Ministries family as well as many friends and family who have surrounded her with prayer and offering spiritual comfort during this difficult time. Debbie received the ultimate miracle - a fully healed body singing and dancing at the feet of her Lord.
She was a lifelong member of Carbondale Missionary Baptist Church where she served as usher and Sunday school teacher, a member of the Eastern Star Lodge, Montgomery, a member of the NAACP and she was retired from Laird Memorial Hospital, Montgomery with 32 years of service.
Surviving are children, Annie Wheeler of Montgomery, Paula Barker of Atlanta, Ga., Billy Mimms of Montgomery and adopted daughter, Lashawn Mimms Hamilton of Winston Salem, N.C.; sister, Kathleen Goins of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Carbondale Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Kinney officiating. Burial will follow in Meadow Haven Memorial Park at Ingram Branch. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church.
O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Born December 22, 1949 in Midway, she was the daughter of James Stanley and the later Ruth Persinger Stanley. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Eric Murphy; children, Jackie, Whitefish, Mont., Sherri, North Fort Myers, Fla., Paula Rumford, Maine and Ron, Atlanta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Barnhouse of Spencer, Debbie Williams and husband, Mike, of Mabscott; brother, Phil Stanley and wife, Rosa, of Charlotte, N.C.; nephews, nieces and great-nephews.
Lynne received Christ at the age of five, clearly understanding the message of God's love and salvation. She served with her husband in christian ministry both in the United States and in Hungary, Europe. Noted for her musical ability as a concert pianist, vocal soloist, song writer and arranger, she impacted the lives of tens of thousands on two continents. As a speaker and a director of many ladies conferences, she brought messages of encouragment to many women. A gifted interior decorator, active in the creative arts, a gracious hostess and tour guide, she provided memorable experiences to all the lives she touched.
The family request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Lynne Murphy Memorial Fund for needy camper and camp promotion be made to Life Impact For Eternity, 3984 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34208. Lynne dearly loved children and loved to bring smiles to their faces.
Evelyn (Lynne) Murphy, 63, died Dec. 5, 2013 following a 20 yr battle with MS. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Church of the Brethren, Crab Orchard. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley is in charge of the arrangements.
She attended Logan High School and graduated in 1974 from Marshall University with a B.A. in Management and Finance. She worked for several years as a finance and insurance agent and sometimes salesperson at L & S Motors at Stollings, along side her cousin, Larry LaFon.
She obtained a Master's Degree in Education for persons with learning disabilities from the W.V. College of Graduate Studies and later completed certifications in reading from Marshall University and Blind and Vision Impaired Education, from Vanderbilt University. She worked as a teacher for the Logan County Board of Education from 1985 to 1997 at several schools throughout the county. Following this, she was a GED instructor for the W.Va. Department of Corrections. For the past eight years, she was a proud homemaker.
Along with her passion to work with children with disabilities and the disadvantaged, Mrs. Snyder had talent in the performing arts. She was an active participant in TAS community theatre, with roles in the musicals "Fiddler on the Roof", "Oliver", "Cabaret", "Hello Dolly" and the production of "The Aracoma Story", beginning in 1979. She was a gifted singer, actress and writer, who also produced many non-published poems and essays.
Mrs. Snyder was a lifelong member of Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church in Logan, where she served on the Administrative Council and many committees through the years. After moving to Summersville, she became an active member of the Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Snyder studied and became a certified Lay Minister in the United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Kanawha Valley Emmaus Council.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of eight years, Danny Snyder; two brothers, David McCormick, (with his wife Judy) of Logan, and Steven McCormick, (with is wife Marci) of Bedford, N.Y. She will be missed by her constant canine companion, Boo Boo. Mrs. Snyder is also survived by her five nieces and nephews; David Jr., Kelli, Casey, Ben and Emma McCormick; and a daughter and grandson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 4 at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. December 5, at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment will followed at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby Heights.
In lieu of floral or other tributes, the family asks that donations be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 1317 Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651.
For email condolences go to: www.honakerfuneralhome.org.
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.
Hope was born May 15, 1928, in Calhoun County, to Chapman and Ada (King) Keeton. She was next to oldest of five sisters and a half-brother. Hope was a kind, gentle, generous woman who was much loved. Although she could be a very private person, she was also very fun loving. She embraced knowledge and enjoyed sharing what she had learned with others. She was an avid reader, gardener and bird watcher. She wrote poetry, kept a journal, enjoyed music and loved the opportunity to travel. She was of Baptist faith and embodied the principles of christianity with her charitable nature and thoughtful disposition. She looked for good in everyone and always found it.
She was known by many names to those who loved her: Phyllis, Hope, Mrs. Sparks, Mother, Mommy, Mom, Grandmother, Granny, Hope-e and Nanny. Most important to her was being a wife and homemaker. She always stated that her biggest accomplishment in life was her children whom she adored.
In addition to her parents and step father, (Oak Jett), she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arnet Sparks; a daughter, Connie Amstutz; half-brother, Stanton Jett; and sister, Juanita Waffler.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Larry Sparks and wife, Kathy of Marmet; daughters, Sherry Waugh and husband, Rick of Glasgow, and Bonnie Sansbury and husband, Allen of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisters, Janice See of Elmira, Arlene Morrison and Maxine Uhl of Orrville, Ohio, and Charlotte Maxwell of Fayetteville; grandsons, Christopher Waugh and Hunter Sparks; granddaughter, Hayleigh Sparks; great-granddaughter, Jacelyn Tate Jones;
step-grandchildren, Bryson England and Cody, Hunter, and Chelsea Corbin; numerous nieces and nephews; along with a host of other family and friends.
Hope will be sadly missed and remembered always by those she touched in life with her generosity and compassion. She was a gift from God, who shared her with this world for 85 years. She was a true blessing to all who knew her. She is now in the presence of God. She now has perfect vision and hearing and she no longer needs her wheelchair and walker. She is walking on streets of gold and will worship God for all eternity. It is a comfort to know that because of God's grace we have the opportunity to be re-united with her again in heaven.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the compassionate staff at Brightwater/The Retreat, Rehabilitation Center in Myrtle Beach, who provided such a high level of care in her final days.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at High Lawn Funeral Home, 1435 Main Street East, Oak Hill, WV.
There will be a private graveside service following at Dotson-Simpson Cemetery in Keslers Cross Lanes.
Diane was a member of North Charleston Apostolic Church. Diane was the acting secretary of the resident council at Jarrett Terrace. Diane was active in all aspects of the apartment complex and church, always being the first to donate her time, money and energy for all causes that were involved in helping others.
Diane was preceded in death by her father, Esco Browning, and mother, Ruby Burnside Browning, of the Big Coal River area; nephew, Frederick Darrell Pettry of Eunice; her maternal grandparents, Dale Smith Burnside and Belva Belle "Velvie" Pettry Burnside of the Big Coal River area; and paternal grandparents, Scott and Alice Browning Shumate of the Twilight area.
Diane leaves behind a large family, including her daughter, Rachel Farrah Massey Deskins and husband, Ryan, of Nineveh, Ind. She also leaves two beautiful granddaughters, Morgan Ayers, 16, and Kandis Deskins, 10. Siblings left behind are Homer Browning and wife, Edna, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Alice Browning Pettry and husband, Arley, of Eunice, Jackie Browning and wife, Wanda, of Horse Creek, James Frederick "Fred" Browning and wife, Joda, of Comfort, Debra Browning Kinder and husband, Johnny, of Eunice, Marilyn Browning Grubbs and husband, George, of Danville and Tony Browning and wife, Sandy, of Whitesville. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews as well as hundreds of friends that she made wherever she lived.
Diane was even generous in death by donating her body to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. A memorial service and dinner will be held at the Jarrett Terrace Community Room, located at 824 Central Ave., Charleston, on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Anthony Moss.
In lieu of flowers, Diane would appreciate donations to North Charleston Apostolic Church, 2400 6th Ave., Charleston, WV 25387.
Munir was a graduate of Lewisburg High School and West Virginia University. He served as a pilot of a B-25 in the 5th Air Force during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. He enjoyed flying throughout much of his life and was a charter member of the Ronceverte Flying Club. He was a Mason, a member of the Lewisburg Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. Following in his parents footsteps, he was co-owner of Yarid's Stores in Lewisburg and at the Greenbrier Hotel.
A lifelong member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Munir served as a deacon and as a Ruling Elder. In 2010, in recognition of his lifelong service, he was elected as an Elder Emeritus.
Munir is survived by his wife of 47 years, Yvette Prevost Yarid; his brother, Eddie; sister-in-law, Joan; nieces, Dora, Catherine, and Emily; and numerous friends.
A memorial service celebrating Munir's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 12 at Old Stone Presbyterian Church. A luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Church immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 200 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or Carnegie Hall, 105 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.