The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 21, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, August 22, 2013

Diana Faye Adkins

Diana Faye Adkins, 60, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 16, 2013.

Diana was born on May 31, 1953, in Page, daughter of the late Faye Margalene Adkins and Carlos “Boy” Adkins.

She spent her youth in Page with four brothers and two sisters.

She was hard working and loving and was both a mother and father to her two daughters. She was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.

Diana was an idol to her four grandchildren who miss her dearly. She was a beautiful painter, crafter, writer, and floral designer. She served her family and friends as a tutor, counselor, mentor, and the one who had all the right answers. Diana was strong when everyone else fell apart. She placed her family high upon a throne and spent her life serving for them. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

Surviving: children, Michelle Jones of Oak Hill, and Kelly Lester and her husband, Greg, of Beckley; grandchildren, Airman Apprentice Brandon Cody Jones, currently from Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., Tommy Jones, Alex Sheets, and Kiersten Sheets; brothers and sisters, Delorse Clay of Oak Hill, Carlos Adkins and his wife, Laura, of Kincaid, Jimmy Adkins of Kincaid, Houston Adkins and his wife, Judy, of North Carolina, Denise Nunnally of Georgia, and Anthony Adkins of Page; her sister by heart, Vicki Gillespie of Fayetteville; 12 nephews and seven nieces.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Diana Adkins at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. with Rev. Houston Adkins officiating. Friends may visit with the family 30 minutes before the memorial service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV, in memory of Diana.

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Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Dalma Barber

Dalma Weese McMillion Barber, 87, of Gauley Bridge, died Aug. 13, 2013, after a long illness surrounded by her loved ones.

 Born May 3, 1926, she was the daughter of Bertha Weese. She also was preceded in death by four brothers; her first husband, Eugene McMillion; her second husband, Tom Barber; and daughters, Sandra K. Tryon and Susan F. Roop.

She was a member and lay speaker of Gauley Bridge United Methodist Church since 1960.

Surviving: her daughters, Ella Asbury and husband Walter of Gauley Bridge, Cheryl Cobb and husband Thomas of Page, Linda Creel and husband Dana of Teays Valley; son, Eugene F. McMillion and wife Brenda of Gauley Bridge; brother, Larry Weese and wife Brenda of Ripley; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

 Funeral service was Aug. 16 at Glen Ferris Apostolic Church with Rev. David Bounds and Rev. Mark Skaggs officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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 Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Howard A. Bowles

Howard A. Bowles, 69, of Lockbridge Road, Meadow Bridge, died Aug. 13, 2013, at his home, following a short illness.

Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Orangeburg, S.C., he was the son of the late Howard F. and Grace E. Felkel Bowles. He also was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Bowles, and two grandsons, Thomas and Timothy Brasch.

Howard was a member of the Thorny Point Tabernacle at Lockbridge, and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.

He was retired from General Motors of Lordstown, Ohio.

Surviving: a daughter, Stephanie Gwinn (James) of Meadow Bridge; sons,  Wesley Bowles (fiancée Brittany) and Justin Bowles, all of Meadow Bridge; a sister, Rhoda Gwinn of Meadow Bridge; brothers, Franklin Bowles of Talcott and Paul Bowles of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and granddaughters, Tara, Tonya, Tanasha and Maddison.

Services were Aug. 19 at the Thorny Point Tabernacle, Lockbridge Road, with Pastor Franklin Bowles officiating. Burial was in the Bowles Cemetery on Lockbridge Road, Meadow Bridge.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.

Sherman G. Calvert

Sherman Glen Calvert, 69, of Fayetteville, died Aug. 15, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston.

Born Sept. 19, 1943, at Fayetteville, he was the son of the late Harry and Rosie Bumgardner Calvert. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Victor Calvert and Alfred Calvert.

Sherman was a member of Harvey Chapel Methodist Church.

He was a retired custodian at Oak Hill Baptist Church with over 25 years of service.

Surviving: his wife, Phyllis Calvert of Fayetteville; daughters, Tammy (Carl) Stone of Pocahontas County and Annette (Glenn) Evans of Hilltop; son, Harry (Rachel) Calvert of Summerlee; grandchildren, Brandon Stone, Lindsey Stone, Travis Evans, Vencent Evans, and Josie Evans; great-granddaughter, Myleigh Evans; sisters, Vonna Kincaid of Vienna, Va., Isabelle Stone of Columbus, Ohio, Martha Lee Sydnor of Fayetteville, Shelby Harler of Winchester, Va., and Shirley Gryzb of Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were Aug. 20 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Ronnie Persinger and Rev. Bobby Pauley officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

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

Charles Oliver Dower

Charles Oliver Dower, 70, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 14, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston.

Born Nov. 1, 1942, at Mount Hope, he was the son of the late William Clifford and Nettie May Bane Dower.

He was a retired carpenter for Vecellio and Grogan.

Surviving: children, Rosalie Molly Jarvis and husband Denver of Mount Hope, Jason Oliver Dower and wife Mary Beth of Ansted, Loretta Mitchell and husband Timothy and Clifford Dower and wife Ranjani of Mount Hope; the mother of his children, Bessie May Miller Dower; grandchildren, Harlan Wayne Elder III, Daniel David II, Clifford Dower II and Ronald Dower; and two brothers.

Funeral services were Aug. 17 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Sister Molly Jarvis officiating. Mr. Dower was cremated following the service.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Daisy Ferrell

Daisy “Faye” Ferrell, 63, of Lizemores, died Aug. 11, 2013.

She was born Nov. 16, 1949, in Dutch Ridge.

Surviving: her husband, Bob Ferrell of Lizemores; son, Eric Ferrell and wife Phelena of Lizemores; daughter, Beth Bailey of Troutman, N.C.; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Katie Ferrell and Eric Ferrell of Lizemores; and sisters, Shirley Maynard of Brownsville and Arlene Mullins of Oak Hill.

 A memorial service was held Aug. 15 at the Brownsville Holiness Church with the Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating.

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Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Seth Andrew Martin

Seth Andrew Martin, 20, of Charmco, died Aug. 13, 2013, at his home.

Born June 7, 1993, in Charlottesville, Va., he was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Newman Martin and Keith A. “Tony” Martin and wife Bonnie of Meadow Bridge.

Seth loved hunting, electrical work and helping his Paw Paw Buck do carpentry.

He was of the Holiness faith.

Surviving, in addition to his father and stepmother: brothers, Levi Martin of Huntington, Luke Martin and wife Kayla of Charmco, with whom he lived, and Christopher Watson, Tony Martin and Isaac Martin, all of Meadow Bridge; sisters Betty Watson and Faith Martin, both of Meadow Bridge; grandparents, Donald “Buck” Martin and wife Katie of Rainelle, Robert and Mary Newman of Hines, Anna Vestal of Arizona, and Cecil Ewing of Meadow Bridge; and one nephew Anthony Martin, Seth’s shadow, of Charmco.

Services were Aug. 17 at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc. with Sebby Volpe officiating. Burial followed in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Jarrold Glenn Miller

Jarrold Glenn “Perk” Miller, 75, of Victor, died Aug. 18, 2013, at the Veterans Medical Center in Beckley.

Jarrold was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Beards Fork, son of the late James Floyd Miller and Bertha Opal Harrah Miller. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Clark, and a brother, Jim Miller.

“Perk” was a retired truck driver for the Fayette County Division of Highways.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Ansted Church of the Redeemer.

Surviving: his daughters, Dixie Miller of Victor and Jerri Miller Skaggs of Richwood; his longtime companion and caregiver, Drema Cowles of Victor; sisters, Carol Lynch and Ted of Toledo, Ohio, Karen Moore and Wayne of Winfield, JoAnn Cole and Jim of Scott Depot; and a brother, Jack Miller and Sandy of Ansted.

Funeral services were Aug. 21 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Father Roy Gene Crist and Father Stan Holmes officiating. Burial followed in the Legg Cemetery on Sunday Road at Hico.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

Connie Robertson

Connie Robertson, formerly of Glen Ferris in Fayette County, died Feb. 21, 2013, in Warren, Pa.

A celebration of her life was held at the Glen Ferris Inn Aug. 25. Jane Robertson Dunshie and her husband, Dale, hosted the gathering.

Nola M. Treadway

Nola M. Treadway, 97, of Fayetteville, died peacefully Aug. 14, 2013, at Fayette Continuous Care in Fayetteville.  

Born Nov. 27, 1915, at Page, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lilly Mae Cornett Caudill. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George “Buddy” Treadway; grandson, Kenneth Treadway Jr.; stepgrandson, Matthew Mayfield; and several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Treadway attended Fayetteville Christ Fellowship.

She was a retired greeter for Walmart, Fayetteville.

Surviving: her sons, Kenneth Treadway and his wife, Betty, of Akron, Ohio, and Donald Treadway and his wife, Judy, of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Don W. Treadway, Bryan Treadway and Aaron Treadway; stepgrandchildren, Beth Hall, Mack Mayfield, Michael Mayfield, Timmy Treadway and Teresa Pulvermacher; and many loving great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 19 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Morey officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Christ Fellowship Learning Center, PO Box 241, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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

Juanita Robertson Vaughn

Juanita Robertson Vaughn, 68, of Lafayette, Ind., died July 24, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born March 18, 1945, at Gainesville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Milton and Ruth Simms Robertson.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Carolyn Vance of Scarbro, Ruth Henderson of LaFayette, Ind., and Betty Willis of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Earl Robertson of Gainesville, Fla., and Milton Robertson of Redford, Mich.; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Vaughn was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Ronald Lee Whitmore

Ronald Lee Whitmore, 66, of Minden, died Aug. 14, 2013, at his residence surrounded by family after a long battle with lung cancer.

Born April 19, 1947, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late James Whitmore and June Somerville Whitmore. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom Whitmore and John Whitmore; and a granddaughter, Payton M. Hutchinson.

Ronald proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during Viet Nam. Also, he was a member of the Army National Guard.

One of his favorite sayings was “Today I stand before you because I can’t stand behind you to talk to you about something I know nothing about.”

Surviving: his wife, Flora Jane Neff Whitmore of Minden; former wife and mother of his children, Patty Pruitt; stepmother, Phyllis Whitmore; his children, Ronald “Ronnie” Whitmore Jr. of Georgia, Jacqueline Rock-Urnowey of Florida, Terra J. Walker and Mary M. Goins, both of Oak Hill, Patrick “PJ” Jewell Jr. of North Carolina, and Misty D. Jewell and Brandi L. Jewell, both of Florida; grandchildren, Ronald “Lee” Whitmore III, Dean M. Whitmore, Ariel-Elizabeth S. Whitmore, Lauren Dye, McKenzie Rock, Kyle A. Smith, Brett T. Smith, Emmi R. Jewell, Lexy M. Cunningham, Kayden E. Souza, and Tyler Lee Keith; sisters-in-law, Karen Whitmore and Barb Whitmore; siblings, James “Jim” and wife Ellen Whitmore, Arlene Kubiak, Ruby Johnson, and Becky Burgess; many nephews, nieces, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

The family requests that donations in Ronald’s memory be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, or to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675 (include “In Memory of Ronald Lee Whitmore” on your check or money order).

Funeral service was Aug. 18 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Bart Urnowey and Pastor Justin Seay officiating.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Jackie Lee Bowyer Wickline

Jackie Lee Bowyer Wickline died Aug. 18, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Jackie was born in Oak Hill, on Feb. 8, 1957, daughter of the late Lawrence and Patsy Fox Bowyer. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Bowyer.

She graduated from Collins High School in 1975 and went on to earn her associate’s degree in nursing from Bluefield State College and her bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Mountain State University.

She worked as a registered nurse for many years, recently retiring from the WVDHHR where she served as a nursing home surveyor.

Jackie enjoyed reading, relaxing at home, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. She was the love of her husband’s life, the best mother any child could ask for, and a sweet, playful grandmother to her young grandbabies.

She will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, quick wit, generous heart and unwavering love for her family.

Surviving: her devoted husband of 34 years, James Richard Wickline; her daughters, Kelly Anne Wickline and Stacy (Eugene) Wickline Stump; her son, Daniel Bowyer; her precious grandchildren, Connor and Brenna Stump, who lovingly knew her as their “Nene.” She also leaves behind her sister, Christy (Ralph) Humphrey, several nieces and nephews, as well as numerous other friends and family.

Honoring Jackie’s request, she is being cremated and there will be no visitation or services.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill.