The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

July 25, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, July 26, 2012

Virginia ‘Jenny Anne’ Allen

On July 15, 2012, Virginia “Jenny Anne” Allen, 84, left the world where she remembered no one and entered eternity to greet a host of loved ones and friends. Having been afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease for nearly 15 years, she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Jerry Keffer, for the past 10 years. It was there that she died peacefully in a house filled with love.

She was born Jan. 10, 1928, to Benjamin H. and Katie Blizzard Pinson in Minden, the eldest of four daughters. A bright, faithful, hard-working child, she became a creative, caring, industrious, nurturing adult.

She was a beautiful 16-year-old majorette in the Red Devil Marching Band when she fell in love with Arthur “Junior” Allen. They were married when she was 17, and they shared their always apparent love until his death in 2002.

She was also preceded in death by her father and sisters, Rosemary Feazell and Patricia Hinte.

She retired in 1991 as the co-owner with her mother of Katie’s Dress Shop in Oak Hill.

She was a Baptist.

A 1945 graduate of Oak Hill High School, she was a life member of the OHHS Alumni Association to which donations to the scholarship fund may be made in her memory (Box 462, Oak Hill, WV 25901).

Surviving: daughters, Sherry Keffer (Jerry), and Vicki Lagos (Jim), all of Oak Hill, and Sally Hazlett of Winfield; grandchildren, Dr. Scott Keffer (Amanda), Dr. Rachel Lagos, Katie Keffer Hayes (Jim), Mary Lagos, and Jenny Hazlett; great-grandchildren, James, Savannah, Arthur, Sarah, Addison, Jaden, Jackson, Holden, Braxton, and Benjamin; mother, Katie Blizzard Pinson; sister, Suellen Navicki (Larry); brother-in-law, Jack; and her faithful caregivers, Kim, Carol, and Margaret.

Funeral service was July 22 at Saint Andrew’s Church in Oak Hill, conducted by the Rev. Roy Crist, with memories shared by friends and family. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Oscar Atwood

Oscar Atwood, 85, of Mt. Hope, died July 16, 2012.

Born Feb. 17, 1927, he was a son of the late Thomas and Maude Prater Atwood. Oscar also was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Ruth Atwood; son, Ralph Edward Atwood; and grandsons, Ryan Matthew Atwood and Preston Atwood.

Oscar enjoyed building and working around the house with his special helpers, Haley and Abigail.

He retired from Westmorland Coal Company after 31 years of service.

Oscar was a member of the Full Gospel Church at Scarbro.

Surviving: daughter, Peggy Jones and husband Kester of Scarbro; son, Donald Ray Atwood of Mt. Hope; daughter, Phyllis Diane Sheets of Mt. Hope; son, Thomas H. Atwood and wife Margaret of Scarbro; son, John F. Atwood of Crab Orchard; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Clayton Atwood and wife Nedra of Rich Creek, Va.; and sisters, Virginia Vaughn of Roanoke, Va., and Aloma Trolley of Riverview, Mich.

Services were July 19 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Dorothy Osbourne officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Memorials in Oscar’s name may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr. Beckley, WV.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Norma Gay Bandy

Norma Gay Bandy, 85, of Manchester, Tenn., formerly of Lavista, died July 13, 2012, in a Manchester hospital.

Born Dec. 17, 1926, in Ivaton, Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Carrie H. Darling Clark. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Lee Bandy Sr., in 2007; brothers, Linzey and Howard Ervin Clark; and grandchildren, John Asher Starr and Clarence Lee Bandy III.

Mrs. Bandy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Manchester, and loved to play Bingo, do yard work, and crochet. She also loved her poodle, Mitzi.

Surviving: sons, Clarence Lee Bandy Jr. and wife Carol, of Manchester, and Charles Kent Bandy and wife Rebecca Lynn of Lookout; a sister, Lenora F. Wilkinson of Cape Coral, Fla.; grandchildren, Vicki Cullop and husband Bill of Roanoke, Va., Veronica Starr and husband Bart of Manchester, Charles L. Bandy of Nagoya, Japan, and C.K. Bandy of Hico; a great-grandchild, Leeanne Starr; and a special friend and caregiver, Shelley Davidson.  

Private graveside services were held at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, with Rev. John Massey Jr. officiating.

Arrangements by the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

Lewis Edward ‘Rooster’ Boshell

Lewis Edward “Rooster” Boshell, 82, of Jasper, Ala., formerly of Mount Hope, died June 15, 2012, at Veterans Hospital in Birmingham.

He was preceded in death by his father, Victor A. Boshell; mother, Lucille Tittle Boshell; wife, Carlon Mae Griffin Boshell; and brothers, Buel Wane Boshell and Ardell Boshell.

Known as “King Edward” by his classmates, he was a member of the Mount Hope High Class of 1952.

Surviving: his son, James Boshell; daughters, Sharon Boshell and Carlene Boshell; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Cedrum Grove Baptist Church. Burial was at Boshell Cemetery in Townley with John E. Warren officiating.

Arrangements by Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper, Ala.

Eldridge Edmund Craddock Jr.

Eldridge Edmund Craddock Jr., 86, of Oak, Hill, died July 21, 2012, at his home in Oak Hill.

Born Nov. 16, 1925, at Alcott, he was the son of the late Eldridge Craddock Sr. and Edith Holstein “Sister” Craddock. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Walter, and an uncle, Woody Holstein.

Mr. Craddock served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant.

He was active in the Church of Christ in Okeechobee, Fla., and Prosperity, and during his last years he attended the Oak Hill Church of Christ.

Mr. Craddock was a retired coal miner.

Surviving: his loving wife of 59 years, June L. Cochran Craddock; his children, Sandy Mitchell and her husband, Joe, of Chicago, Ill., Virginia “Jenny” Reece and her husband, Bill, of Oak Hill (with whom he resided), William “Bill” Craddock and his wife, Aida, of Seattle, Wash., James “Jim” Craddock and his wife, Kelly, of Salisbury, N.C.; sisters, Betty Thompson-Johnson of Indiana, and Julia Kay Bowyer and her husband, Howard, of Grandview; grandchildren, Kristi (Christine Ann), whom he had helped rear, Joshua (Josh Keith) and his wife, Jodell, Callie (CB), Mike, and Matt; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nathan, Noah, Rylee, and Ashwin Edmund; stepgrandchildren, E.J. and his wife, Wendy, Melissa, Christine, Aretta, and Billy Ray; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Tony, Zachary, Blade, Jessica, Sammy, Sharon, and Trinity.

Funeral services were July 24 at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Minister Fred Ford officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Everette Hueston Dove

Everette Hueston Dove, 94, of Oak Hill, died at his home on July 21, 2012.

Born Sept. 17, 1917, at Table Rock, he was the son of the late Josiah Bee and Anna Pearl Redden Dove. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Lillian Cox Dove; daughter, Rita Jeanette Snyder; and by two half-brothers and one half-sister.

Mr. Dove was a former miner, coke oven operator, carpenter, auctioneer and merchant.

Surviving: sons, Donald Clyde Dove of Beckley, Melvin Hueston Dove of Oak Hill, and Mark Edward Dove of Fayetteville; daughter, Rebecca Jane Dunaway of Indiana; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 24 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with burial following at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Josephine Humphrey Hughes

Josephine Humphrey Hughes, 92, of Packs Branch, died July 20, 2012, at home.

Born Nov. 24, 1919, at Pax, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Lucy Jane Craddock Humphrey. Her husband, John W. Hughes, preceded her in death. As the last surviving member of her immediate family, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Page Humphrey, Donald Humphrey, Robert Humphrey and Ricky Humphrey; and sisters, Barbara Canterbury and Mattie Humphrey.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse.

Mrs. Hughes was a member of the Long Branch United Methodist Church.

Surviving: her children, Max and Zelma Hughes of Amherst, Ohio, Howard and Brenda Hughes of Pax, Albert and Donna Brewer of Vermillion, Ohio, Gary and Kaye Weaver of Surfside, S.C., Mike and Jane Conlin of Lancaster, Pa., and Thomas and Jane Hughes of Packs Branch; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Mable Williams, Lois O’Neal and Rick and Pat McDaniel.

Funeral services were July 23 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Loretta Taylor officiating. Burial was at Pax Community Cemetery, Pax.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Gary Wayne Johnson II

Gary Wayne Johnson II, 41, of Oak Hill, died July 19, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born Nov. 9, 1970, at Beckley, he was the son of his mother, Gailia Ann Rogers, and her husband, Rev. John Rogers, of Mullens; his father, Gary Wayne Johnson I, and wife Amy of Lexington, Ky.; and his father, Eddie Ramsey, and wife Linda L. of Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Johnson, and his grandfather, James H. Honaker.

He was a truck driver and a member of Mountain View Church of God at Hilltop.

Surviving: his wife, Brenda Nelson Johnson; son, Gary Wayne Johnson III of Fayetteville; a stepson, Christopher Cox of Oak Hill; a stepdaughter, Jessica Cox of Oak Hill; his grandmother, Edith Allen Honaker of Oak Hill; sisters, Kimberly Ann Danch and husband Rob of Berlin Center, Ohio, and Ashley Dawn Urumelog of Oak Hill; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Ashley Miller of and Nick Miller, both of Lexington, Ky., and Joe Rogers and Amie Rogers, both of Bradenton, Fla.

Services were July 23 at Mountain View Church of God at Hilltop with Pastor John Rogers officiating. Burial followed at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Adrian H. Kincaid Jr.

Adrian H. “Big A” Kincaid Jr., 63, of Pax, died July 22, 2012.

Born Oct. 11, 1948, in Charleston, he was the son of Thelma Stonestreet Kincaid and the late Adrian H. Kincaid Sr. He also was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Lucinda Stonestreet and Homer and Icie Kincaid; a brother, Leonard Kincaid; his uncle, Clarence Stonestreet; and his aunt, Almeda Shamblin.

Adrian served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne.

He was a graduate in 1966 from Mount Hope High School. He loved his job and the men he worked with.  He never met a stranger. He always had a sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, family and friends.

Adrian enjoyed welding, WVU football, reloading, fishing, hunting, gardening, being with his family and his dogs, Gunny and Lucy, whom he loved like his own children.

Surviving, in addition to his mother: his loving wife, Debra Kincaid of Pax; daughters, Dawn Michelle Endicott and husband Stephen of North Carolina, Brandy Lynn Adkins and husband Jason of Prosperity, and Wendy Renee Kincaid of Pax; his only son, Shawn Kincaid and wife Jennifer of Oak Hill; his grandchildren, Chelsie Adrianna Endicott of North Carolina, Hannah Renee Bailey and Parker Kincaid, both of Pax, Chloe Kincaid and Colton Davis, both of Oak Hill, and Alyssa Ludswick of Pax; sister, Cynthia Glessner and husband Michael of Pennsylvania; brother, Charles Kincaid and wife Dianna of  Pennsylvania; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A service honoring the memory of Adrian was held July 25 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Jessie Parker and Pastor Bryan Knight officiating and military honors following the service by the Oak Hill VFW.

Please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Carolina Adaline Saienni Lawhorn

Carolina Adaline Saienni Lawhorn, 68, of Oak Hill, died July 15, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, following a short illness.

Born May 19, 1944, at Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth Maisano Saienni. A sister, Rebecca Maahs, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Lawhorn attended the Maynor Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving: husband, Leo M. “Tad” Lawhorn Sr.; sons, Leo M. “George” Lawhorn Jr. and wife Tina of Virginia, and Lewis J. “Louie” Lawhorn and wife Melonie of Scarbro; daughters, Florence Kees and husband Mike, and Terri Harrah and husband George, all of Oak Hill, and Ruth Gibson of Mount Hope; brothers, Andrew Saienni and wife Linda of Texas and Louis Saienni and wife Barbara of Florida; sisters, Racheal Miller and husband Billy of Texas and Marie Lee and husband Allen of Florida; grandchildren, Leo “James” Lawhorn and wife Amber, Shelia Fitzwater and husband Jamie, Angel Ramsey and husband Sterling, Michael Kees and wife Melissa, Tracy Lawhorn and wife Christy, Heather Jones and husband Scott, George Harrah and wife Anna, David Bibb, Chassity Harrah-Honaker and husband James “J.J.,” Channing Harrah, Dakotha Lawhorn and Terri Lawhorn; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 20 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Theresa Jae Moore

Theresa Jae Moore, 50, of Oak Hill, died July 21, 2012, at CAMC-Memorial in Charleston, following a short illness.

Born June 11, 1962, in Fort Dix, N.J., Theresa was the daughter of Herman Hensley Hudnall and Melisande Johnson Hudnall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Steven Moore, Sr.

Theresa completed 5 years of college and was self-employed in merchandising marketing.

Surviving: a son, James Steven Moore Jr. of Fayetteville; her fiancé, Bruce McCleod; parents, Herman and Melisande Hudnall of Edmond; a sister, Kelly Ellis and her husband, David, of Edmond; a brother, Ben Hudnall and his wife, Ingrid, of Beckwith; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was July 25 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Kenny Hayes officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Dorothy Mae Kinser Morris

Dorothy Mae Kinser Morris, 83, formerly of Bellwood, Pa., died June 24, 2012, in Titusville, Fla., after a short illness.

Born Feb. 23, 1929, in Dixie, she was the daughter of the late Pearl Backus Thomas and Carl M. Kinser. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Mac N. Morris, and son, Michael Lee Ferrell.

Surviving: her sister, Lois Jean Hudson of Chesterton, Ind.; daughters, Carol Smith and husband Richard “Dickie” Smith of Fayetteville and Anne Zimmerman and husband Kenneth of Penn Run, Pa.; sons, Peter C. Zapotocky of Ebensburg, Pa., and John E. Zapotocky and wife Barbara of Mims, Fla.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held in the chapel at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Dennis Kinzer officiating.

The family requests donations be made to your local humane society or the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Maxine Priddy

Maxine Priddy, 83, of Hilltop, died July 19, 2012.

In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated and there will be no services.

Private online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Carl Morris Sanger

Carl Morris Sanger, 90, of Oak Hill, died July 20, 2012.

He was the son of Lace and Murl Sanger, Sanger Street in Oak Hill.

He graduated from Collins High School Class of 1940 and continued to enjoy yearly reunions. The 70th year reunion was the final one he attended as well as helped to organize. This cohesive group of remaining graduates always enjoyed companionship, jokes, walks down memory lane, and family member involvement.

Mr. Sanger worked with civil engineering on highways, mines, truck deliveries, digging ditches, farming, from the time he was 13 until retirement. He held true to his values and was clearly able to speak to many topics.

His lifelong passion of farming and raising Morgan horses and boxers kept him close to home and true happiness.

Surviving: his wife, Gwendolyn Sanger, the love of his life; his daughter, Sarah Glover, his principal care giver for several years and competition nightly of “who loves who the most” are true loving memories; and his “Little Man,” grandson Eric Hambrick, who was the light of his life. Carl was always proud of him and Eric attributes all of his accomplishments in life to “pawpaw” — his role model and the only true father he has ever known. His “Baby Girl,” granddaughter Kristen Hambrick Gallant, presented the beauty and sweetness in her entire childhood antics. Great-grandchildren are Lauren Hambrick, Evan Hambrick, Darian Heintzman, Ian Heintzman, and MaKenna Gallant; special member of the family, best friend, companion to family, and “worker bee with the largest heart in the world,” Jimmy Day; and brothers Jack Sanger of Charleston, George Sanger of Athens, Ga., and Robert Sanger of Oak Hill.

Due to the expressed wishes of Carl, he will be cremated and no services held.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home of Oak Hill.

Mack Harlan Smith

Mr. Mack Harlan Smith, 82, of Mt. Airy, Md., formerly of Oak Hill, died July 16, 2012, at his home.

Born Nov. 3, 1929, in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Roby Grant and Gola McLain Smith. A brother, Gerald Steven Smith, also preceded him in death.

He was a retired Montgomery County (Md.) police officer.

Mr. Smith was a 1947 graduate of Oak Hill High School. He was a member of the Lakewood Church of God in Clarksburg, Md., and the Masonic lodge.

Surviving: Ruth K. Nester Smith; children, Mark A. Smith of Germantown, Md., and Teresa Black and husband Roger of Mt. Airy, Md.; sister, Barbara Gail Smith of Oak Hill; sister-in-law, Starlette Nester Smith; and several cousins.

Funeral services were held July 20 at the Lakewood Church of God in Clarksburg, Md., with Pastor Randy Dennis officiating. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mt. Airy.

Memorial contributions should be made to the Lakewood Church of God, 22820 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD, 20872.

Online condolences may be sent at

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Rose Mary McNeely Smith

Rose Mary McNeely Smith, 54, of Oak Hill, died July 19, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born Jan. 30, 1958, at Charleston, she was the daughter of Mary Diane Webb McNeely of Oak Hill and the late Rev. Cecil Clyde “CC” McNeely. Besides her father, she also was preceded in death by her brother, Gary McNeely.

Surviving: her mother, Mary McNeely of Oak Hill; brother, Roger McNeely and wife Sandy of Sarasota, Fla.; niece, Melissa McNeely “Bolema” of Sarasota, Fla.; and husband, Tilmon Edward Smith of Oak Hill.

Funeral services were July 23 at the Oak Hill Apostolic Church with Rev. Carlos Lewis officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Memorials in her memory may be made to the Oak Hill Apostolic Church, 115 White Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Dorotha Vivian Tichenor

Dorotha Vivian Tichenor, formerly of Mossy, died Nov. 7, 2011.

Born April 11,1923, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade H. Payne; daughter, Patricia Wegmet; and infant sons.

She was a loving wife and mother.

Surviving: daughters, Priscilla Dale and Sherry Kingsley; grandaughters, Angela, Denise, Dana and Samantha; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Garden Mausoleum at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

Information submitted by the family.