The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

July 11, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, July 12, 2012


Howard Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Canterbury

Howard Mitchell (Mitch) Canterbury, 61, died peacefully July 8, 2012, after a long illness.

Mitch was born April 8, 1951, in Montgomery, son of the late Howard and Nellie Kearns Canterbury. Mitch also was preceded in death by his sister, Bobbie Gail Canterbury.

Mitch had a lifelong career in law enforcement which started in November 1976 when he joined the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. He retired as Chief of Detectives May 2001 after 25 years of service.

After retirement, he served as Police Chief for Ansted from May 2001 to November 2003 and then as Police Chief for Mount Hope from November 2003 until December 2008.

In January 2009 Mitch returned to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to serve as Chief Deputy under his close friend and newly elected Sheriff Steve Kessler. He held this position until February 2012.

Mitch was an avid wildlife enthusiast. He probably walked most of Fayette County during his life — from hunting squirrel as a boy and later deer, turkey and bear as an adult. However, his passion was bass fishing. He was one of the founding members of the Hawks Nest BassMasters Club and he loved to fish competition tournaments.

Surviving: his wife of nearly 14 years, Kristin Jones Canterbury; daughters, Michelle Ann Canterbury of Montgomery, and Chris Elaine Cagle of Salinas, Calif.; granddaughter, Savannah Elaine Cassidy of Boomer; sisters, Louetta Koch and husband Tex of Ansted, and Carolyn Koch and husband Bob of Ansted; numerous nephews, nieces and close friends that he considered family. He will also be greatly missed by his beloved bullmastiff, Gus.

Arrangements are being made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Fund.

Online condolence may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com.



Otis ‘Frank’ Clark

Otis Franklin “Frankie” Clark, 62, of Beckley, formerly of Fayetteville, died June 30, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.

Born March 25, 1950, at Charleston, he was the son of the late Otis Clark Jr. and Mary Frances Brown Clark.

Mr. Clark grew up in Fayetteville where he graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1970.

He was a retired mental health caregiver with REM of WV, Inc.

Surviving: his beloved aunt, Virginia Arline Harrah Propps of Oak Hill; several cousins; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services, with burial following, were July 9 in the mausoleum at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, with Pastor Russell Hays officiating.

Memorials may be made to the New River Humane Society or Fayette County Animal Shelter, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneral home.com

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



Harry E. Cumbow Jr.

Harry E. Cumbow Jr., 78, of Nickie Lane, Fostoria, Ohio, died July 4, 2012, at Kindred Hospital Lima.

Born Jan. 6, 1934, in Harvey, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Dora V. (Starks) Cumbow. He also was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Cumbow; and sisters, Helen Wilson and Barbara Jackson.

Harry was a Trainmaster and began his 37-year railroad career with the Nickel Plate Railroad in Cleveland, and retired from the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Fostoria.

He was a member of the Bascom United Methodist Church.

Harry dearly loved and enjoyed his family and friends, especially his granddaughter, Shelby. He enjoyed spending the past 19 years wintering in Arizona.

He married Margaret J. Meadows Jan. 23, 1954, in Cleveland, and she survives in Fostoria.

Surviving, in addition to his wife: daughters, Orma V. (Danny) Willard of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Helen A. (Joe) Emerine, Fostoria; granddaughter, Shelby L. Emerine of Fostoria; and a brother, Jackie (Geneva) Cumbow, Pickens, S.C.

Funeral service was July 7 at Bascom United Methodist Church, 5660 Tiffin St., Bascom, Ohio 44809, with Pastor Cal Cook presiding. Burial followed in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorials are suggested to Bascom United Methodist Church, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.



Paul Anthony Daniel

Paul Anthony Daniel, 45, of Oak Hill, formerly of Maple Fork, died July 1, 2012, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born Oct. 2, 1966, in Beckley, he was the son of the late William Lacy Daniel Sr. and Elva Rose Tyree Daniel.

He was a general laborer.

Surviving: brothers, Bill Daniel of Prosperity, and William Lacy Daniel Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister, Janet McTigue of Tennessee.

There will be no services or visitation.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.



Wilma Maxine Minor Rice Evans

Wilma Maxine Minor Rice Evans, 77, of Oak Hill, died July 4, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Born Dec. 20, 1934, at Kaymoor, she as the daughter of the late Theodore and Beulah Dempsey Minor. Sons Ronald Eugene Rice, Larry Keith Rice and Scott Allen Evans also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Evans was a Christian and a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband, Elmer G. Evans; sons, Richard Rice of Princeton, Ky., Billy Rice of Wichita, Kan., Steven Rice of Fort Worth, Texas, and Daniel Evans of Mossy; daughters, Sandra Evans of Summersville, Beverly Toney of Knightdale, N.C., Janet Forren of Minden, Melanie Miller of Oak Hill, Connie Thomas of Minden, Angel Grishaber of Charlotte, N.C., Tammy Jones of Minden, and Christy Thomas of Oak Hill; brothers, Don Minor and Phil Minor, both of Ohio; and 39 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services were July 7 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Paul Basham officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Reccie Horrocks Jarrell

Reccie Louise Kirk Horrocks Jarrell, 91, of Scarbro, died July 2, 2012 at home.

Born April 26, 1921, at Chesapeake, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Bessie Blyth Kirk. She also was preceded in death by her husbands, Stuard Horrocks and Irvin Jarrell; brothers, Jack Kirk, James Kirk, Frank Kirk, and Earl Kirk; sister, Emma Bowles; and stepson, Richard Jarrell.

Reccie was a member of the Minden Missionary Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and she loved to fish.

Surviving: sons, Galen Horrocks and wife Sandy of Mossy and Larry Horrocks and wife Mary of Hurricane; stepson, Joe Eddy Jarrell and wife Tona of Winifred; stepdaughters, Norma Lovett and husband Robert of Columbus, Ohio, and Brenda Bacho of Cleveland, Ohio; brother, Gary Kirk of Kanawha City; sisters, Violet Morris of Kanawha City, and Joyce Patton and Betty Tucker, both of Belle; grandchildren, Travis Horrocks and wife Allison of South Charleston and Rebecca Buckland and husband Marshall of Fayetteville; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Hughes and husband Jeff of Kingston; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held July 4 at Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor, with Rev. Ron Richards officiating.

Memorials may be made in Reccie’s memory to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

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



KImberly Suzanne Johnson

Kimberly Suzanne Johnson, 26, of Kincaid, died July 6, 2012.

Born Nov. 4, 1985, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of Steven Wayne and Nancy Williams Johnson of Kincaid.

Kimberly was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, a member of the Page Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving, in addition to her parents: her son, Dawson Lanham of Kincaid; her daughters, Kaylee Lanham and Sadie Lanham, both of Kincaid; her sister, Stephanie Johnson of Oak Hill; nieces, Raegan Walker and Riley Walker, both of Oak Hill; and her paternal grandparents, Bob and Shirley Manley Johnson of Kincaid.

Funeral services were July 10 at the Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial followed in the Settle Cemetery at Mulberry.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Winfred Theodore ‘Tink’ Kincaid

Winfred Theodore “Tink” Kincaid, 86, of Danese, died July 1, 2012, following a farming accident.

Born Sept. 20, 1925, at Layland, he was the son of the late Jennings Carl and Vesta Ann Goddard Kincaid. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Willard, Walter, and Ray Kincaid; and a sister, Kathleen Bragg.

Tink was a coal miner and carpenter, who retired in 1987 as owner/operator of Kincaid Exxon in Danese.

Tink honorably served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific on board the USS Hancock.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a faithful servant of Green Valley United Methodist Church of Danese and the surrounding community.

Surviving: his wife of 63 years, Nellie Ruth Smith Kincaid of Danese; daughters, Ruth Ann Patterson and husband Randall of Meadow Bridge, Debbie Shuck and  husband Danny of Danese, and Teresa Bowman and husband Larry of Fairdale; sons, Carl Kincaid of Maplewood, Roger Kincaid and wife Peggy of Danese, and Howard Kincaid and wife Kristy of Strongsville, Ohio; sisters, Rachel “Dollie” Teel of Elyria, Ohio, Jeanie Eyler of Alabama, Lynn Martin of Talcott, Faye Turner of Forest Hill, Dottie Herndon of Hinton, and Francis Lane of Beckley; grandchildren, Brian Patterson, Emily Woods, Rebecca (Justin) Williams, Patrick and James Kincaid, Andrea Bowman and fiancé Victor Mender, Joshua Bowman, Loni (Mike) Harris, and Jennifer and Victoria Kincaid; great-grandchildren, William, Annabelle and Collin Woods; stepgrandchildren, Danny Shuck and Danetta Feltner; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Frank and Daniel Feltner, and Annie and Philip Shuck.

Service was July 6 at Green Valley United Methodist Church of Danese, with Pastors Jesse Pope and Daniel Legg officiating. Burial followed at Fox Cemetery, Crickmer.

The family suggests donations of sympathy be made to Green Valley Building Fund, PO Box 176, Danese, WV 25831.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.



Vernie Eileen McGuire

Vernie Eileen McGuire, 45, of Meadow Bridge, died June 18, 2012, at Butler, Pa., of heart failure.

Born April 29, 1967, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Daniel William Burns Sr. and Nellie Lori (Thompson) Burns. Vernie also was preceded in death by a sister, Alberta Sue Shaffer; and brothers, Darrell Burns and Daniel Burns.

Vernie had worked at McDonald’s in Rainelle.

Surviving: her husband, Robert Dennis McGuire; sons, Robert A. McGuire and his fiancee, Stephanie Zink, and William D. McGuire; daughter, Samantha Dawn; and by brothers, sisters, grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. McGuire was cremated.

A memorial service was held July 7 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Barbara Ann Naylor

Barbara Naylor, 81, of Fayetteville, died July 3, 2012, at home.

Born March 2, 1931, at Eskdale, she was the daughter of the late Hazen and Florian Scherer Webb. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Damon Naylor, in 2001; stepson, Stephen Naylor; brothers, Doug Webb, Ben Webb, and Comer Webb; and sisters, Mary Alice Walker and Teresa Fowler.

Mrs. Naylor was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fayetteville and a homemaker.

Surviving: her daughters, Jane Walker and husband Herman of Fayetteville and Melanie Peaslee and husband Bob of Pulaski, Va.; son, Mark Naylor and wife Terba of Max Meadows, Va.; brother, Jack Webb of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Megan Tompkins and husband Andrew, Bobby Peaslee and wife Callie, Zach Peaslee and wife Heather, Chris Naylor and wife Cora, Jeremy Naylor, Stephanie Thomas, and Josh Thomas; and great-grandchildren, Karoline, Damon, and Avery.

Graveside services followed by entombment were July 7 at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity with Pastor Justin Seay officiating.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Naylor’s memory to the Emmanuel Baptist Church at Fayetteville.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneral home.com

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



Delores Jean ‘Jeanie’ Comer Pack

Delores Jean “Jeanie” Comer Pack, 54, of Oak Hill, died June 22, 2012.

Due to the power outage, funeral services were rescheduled and held July 5 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Jeff Hays officiating. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Clifford Curtis Parsons

Clifford Curtis Parsons, 79, of Clay, formerly of Minden, died July 4, 2012, at CAMC-General Division in Charleston.

Born April 27, 1933, at Fola, he was the son of the late Curt and Myrtle Steward Parsons. His wife, Betty Noal Anderson Parsons; a daughter, Sharon Kelly; grandson, John ‘Tony’ Kelly; and 11 siblings also preceded him in death.

He was a retired foreman for Carbon Fuel.

Mr. Parsons was a member of the Rock Lick Community Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving: son, Clifford Thomas Parsons of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; a daughter, Susan Workman of Clay; brothers, Roy Parsons of Scott Depot and Henry Clayton Parsons of New York; grandchildren, Joseph, Curtis, Amy, Ashley, Chris and Eugene; and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Jenna, Natalie, Caleb and Emma.

Funeral services were July 8 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Paris Workman officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Beulah May Renkovish

Mrs. Beulah May Renkovish, 79, of Oak Hill,died July 2, 2012, at her home while surrounded by those she loved.

Born Nov. 26, 1932, in Oak Hill, Beulah was the daughter of the late Orpha Dale Blake Johnson and Norman Johnson. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Johnson; and a grandson, Stephen Renkovish Jr.

Surviving: her devoted husband of 57 years, William Renkovish Sr., who dedicated himself to care for her until the Lord called her home; children, William Renkovish Jr. of Oak Hill, Stephen Renkovish of Easley, S.C., and Donna Renkovish McCurry of Reidsville, N.C.; a devoted sister, Shelby Johnson of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was July 5 at Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park on Main Street in Oak Hill.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia or to Grace Baptist Church in her honor.

Online condolences may be made at www.tyreefuneral home.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Helen Ruth Hill Stephenson

Helen Ruth Hill Stephenson, 87, of Oak Hill, died July 9, 2012, at her home.

Born April 4, 1925, at Clay, she was the daughter of the late Hallie and Flora Johnson Hill. Her first husband, Ralph Edmond Stephenson, and a brother, James Hill, also preceded her in death.

She was a retired shoe department clerk for Hill’s Department Store in Beckley.

Mrs. Stephenson was a member of the Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church, Oak Hill.

Surviving: her husband, Walter Russell Stephenson; daughters, Marilyn Feazell and husband Keith of Gatewood and Louella Carte and husband Allen of Hico; brothers, Robert Hill of Cedar Grove, Ind., and Lincoln Hill of Widen; sister, Rebecca Lurlene Doss of Ovapa; grandchildren, Amanda Kees and husband Phillip of Concord, N.C., and Tammy Carte of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandsons, Wyatt Kees of Concord, N.C., and Hunter Carte of Jacksonville, Fla.; and special buddies, Clara, Thad and Jacob Brown of Gatewood.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Pete Lokant officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Danny Trent

Danny Trent, 60, of Brownsville, died July 7, 2012, at home.

Born July 9, 1951, in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of the late Beuford and Nona Mink Trent. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Herman and David Trent.

He was a coal miner for Maple Coal Company and a Marine Corps veteran.

Surviving: his wife, Misty Dawn Maynard Trent of Brownsville; sons, Stephen Christopher Trent of Oak Hill, and Michael Brian Trent of Fayetteville; stepson, Josh Sorrell of Fayetteville; stepdaughters, Amy Sorrell of Summersville and Anita Wendall of Fayetteville; brothers, Calvin Trent of Gauley Bridge, Lloyd Trent of Ansted and Beuford Trent of Virginia; sister, Margie Gray of Pinch; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

Funeral service was July 11 at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Rev. Charles Blankenship and Rev. Mike Lanham officiating. Burial followed in the Simms United Methodist Church Cemetery, Swiss.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.



Charles Samuel Ward

Charles Samuel Ward, 88, of Price Hill, died June 30, 2012, after battling a long illness.

Born Dec. 8, 1923, at Greenwood Mountain, Lawton, he was the son of the late Davis and Ora Ward. Charles also was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Beulah Mae Poe Ward; his beloved son, Charles Layton Ward; brothers, Franklin Ward, Billy Ward, Gilbert Ward and Willard Ward; and  sisters, Audrey Call, Joy Bowles, and Arlena Ward.

Charles served as the Sunday school superintendent and adult Sunday school teacher at the Price Hill Freewill Baptist Church for 19 years and at the North Sand Branch Freewill Baptist Church for 15 years. Charles has been a member of the Maple Fork Baptist Church since the early 1990s.

He was a proud and devoted member of the United Mine Workers of America and recently obtained recognition as a 70-year member with the presentation of a 70-Year Membership Pin presented to him at the UMWA headquarters at Raleigh Hill, Beckley, by Everett Acord, president of Local No. 7086. Charles also served as an officer for the UMWA Safety and Mine Committee for many years. He was blessed with 42 1/2 years of employment as an underground coal miner and a survivor of the 1966 Siltix Mine explosion at Mount Hope. He retired from the New River Coal Company in 1982.

Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going to flea markets and would spend endless hours woodworking in his workshop. Most importantly, he enjoyed serving the Lord and was a devoted father and husband and had a great appreciation for the importance of family.

Surviving: his daughters, Theresa Pittman and husband Benny of Maple Fork Road, and Judy Dunbar and husband Henry of Beckley; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Services were July 6 at the Maple Fork Baptist Church, Mount Hope, with Pastor Jim Bowyer and Dean Russell, Charles’ grandson, officiating. Burial followed at the Garden of Everlasting Life located within Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

The family asks that donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 456 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, W.Va.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Mary ‘Mickie’ Ellen West

Mary “Mickie” Ellen West, 49, of Hilltop, died July 1, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Feb. 19, 1963, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of Cora Mae Massey West of Pea Ridge, Oak Hill, and the late Robert William “Bill” West. A sister, Janet Lee West, also preceded her in death.

Mickie was a former CNA who continued throughout her life to give love and care to her family and friends. Those who knew her knew she was a truly loving and generous hearted person who will be dearly remembered and sadly missed.

Surviving, in addition to her mother: her son, Paul Zachary West of Atlanta, Ga.; her daughter, Jenna Marie Beauchemin and husband Brandon of New York; her companion of over 20 years, C.L. Craft Jr.; sisters, Carol Day and husband Mike of Radford, Va., and Kathy Bragg and husband Mick of Fayetteville; brother, James West and wife Cindy of Beckley; grandchildren, Haylee Naylor, Urijiah Beauchemin and Zayne Beauchemin; and nephews and nieces, Levi and Katlyn Day, Brandon and Ben Bragg and Hannah West.

Services were July 7 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Preacher Mark Secrist officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



William Bryant Wooldridge Jr.

William Bryant Wooldridge Jr., 79, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Gainesville, Va., on June 25, 2012, with his wife of 55 years, Barbara Ann, at his side.

He had struggled with complications from a stroke for the past eight years. He was known by his brothers and sisters as “Bryant Jr.” and also by others, affectionately, as “Blue.”

Born April 22, 1933, in New Hall, he was the son of the late William Bryant Wooldridge Sr. and Margaret “Maggie” Ford Wooldridge. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, John Wooldridge and Charles Wooldridge, both of Bradley; and sisters, Virginia Nary of Beckley, and Gladys Wilkerson of Mt. Hope.

William married his bride, Barbara Ann (Janiszewski) Wooldridge, on May 18, 1957, in Oak Hill. They had three sons.

William joined the Marines in 1951 and was discharged in August of 1955. He had attained the rank of Corporal and had spent 18 months on the front lines of Korea during the worst of the Korean conflict. He was a “machine gun man” and was usually positioned in the most dangerous locations of the conflict. He told stories of how lucky he was to survive at all, given that just a “few steps this way or a few steps that way” saw the end of many of his fellow Marines.

William returned to the States in 1955 and eventually married, had a family, and studied to become a licensed high pressure Steam Boiler Engineer. He moved his family to Arlington, Va., in the early 1960s where he became a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 99. He worked for 20 years at the world famous Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and then another 20 years at the Capital Hilton, also in Washington.

All three of his sons attended St. Anthony’s Primary School in Falls Church, Va., and graduated from Bishop Denis James O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va.

William always loved his home state of West Virginia and found many opportunities to go back. He loved the annual State Fair held in Lewisburg, and often attended with his family. He was a proud West Virginian, and a proud Marine, and loved to talk with strangers and friends alike. His last words to his family were simply, “Remember me…” And this we will.

Surviving: his wife and all of their sons and their wives, and eight granddaughters and one grandson. His oldest son, Joseph B. Wooldridge, lives with his wife, Shelley (Mahon) Wooldridge, and children Laura, Joseph Jr., Kelsey Mahon, McKayla and Loni, in Stanardsville, Va. His middle son, Paul D. Wooldridge, lives with his wife, Julie (Mummert) Wooldridge, and children Jennifer DeSimon and Justina, in Elizabethtown, Pa. His youngest son, Mark S.  Wooldridge, lives with his wife, Darcy (Sloan) Wooldridge, and children Allison and Sarah in Warrenton, Va. He also is survived by two sisters, Patricia Lovelace of Stevens City, Va., and Marie Lilly of Mt. Hope.

Services were held at the High Lawn Funeral Home in Oak Hill on July 7. Father Paul Yuenger from Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church presided over a short ceremony with a small procession to the burial plot and blessing of the ground.

William always made donations to the Christian Appalachian Project. They can be found at www.ChristianApp.org.

Online condolences can be sent at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.