Betty J. Surber, 70 of Gilbert, WV, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. Born December 29, 1943 at Ben Creek, WV, she was the daughter of Alice and the late Forest Trent. In addition to her father Betty was preceded in death by her sister: Barbara “Bobbie” Trent and step grandson: Alex Surber. Betty was a loving wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a member of the Horsepen Southern Baptist Church. Betty was an LPN and loved helping others.
Elizabeth Ann (Lizzy Ann) Blankenship, 43 of Little Lynn, Wayne, WV, formerly of Beech Creek departed this life Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her residence.
Born September 30, 1970 at Williamson, WV, she was the daughter of the late Isom and Lola (Prater) Blankenship, Jr.
In addition to her parents Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her brothers: Earl Blankenship, Jr. and Dallas Ray (Brutt) Blankenship; her grandparents: Pleas and Polly Prater and Howard and Della Blankenship.
Gustavia Evelyn Johnson, 68 of Justice, departed this life on September 21, 2014 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, WV.
Born October 16, 1945, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Russell and Edith Lester Cline.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Willard Cline.
Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She enjoyed listening to religious music, shopping and talking on the telephone.
Lacy Wayman Toler, 78 of Coal Mountain, departed this life Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from Charleston Area Medical Center, GeneralDivision.
Born March 28, 1936 at Leatherwood, he was the son of the late Joseph and Bessie (Belcher) Toler.
In addition to his parents, Lacy was also preceded in death by his wife: Fredia Toler; his son: Joey James Toler; his granddaughter: Tamari Marie Browning; his sisters: Nancy Vance, Edna May Bunn, and Freda Hatfield; his brothers: Brady, Tracy, Virgil, Peanut and Odell Toler.
Phillip Morris Mitchell, 72 of Gilbert departed this life Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division.
Born April 24, 1942 at Gilbert, he was the son of the late Connie and Vernie (Browning) Mitchell.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son: David Mitchell; grandson: Shawn David Mitchell; sister: Shelia Curtis.
Phillip was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a member of the Haven of Rest.
Retha Mae Bevacqua, 76 formerly of Pineville, WV departed this life Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from her residence.
Born December 6, 1937 at Hanover, WV, she was the daughter of Alphie Christian Riffe and the late Avery Adams.
In addition to her father, Retha was also preceded in death by her 3 stillborn children; her ex-husband Author Bevacqua; her step-father: Woodrow Christian.
Retha was a lifelong member of the Pineville Library, and she had served as vice-president on the board. She loved to travel.
Harry Glen Cline, 82 of Baisden, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven surrounded by his loving family on September 14, 2014 at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Born September 2, 1932 at Baisden, WV, he was the son of the late Burgoyne and Mary (Lockhart) Cline.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife: Delena (May) Cline who passed away on October 30, 1977; his sisters: Mallie, Vennie, Ida, Octavia, Pearl Mae and Lucille Cline, and Edna (Cline) Lyall.
Gloria Ann Chafin Browning, 76 of Verner, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from Logan Regional Medical Center, with her loving family members by her side, following a lingering illness.
She was born December 31, 1937 at Man, WV. The daughter of the late Charlie and Eliza (Flannery) Chafin.
In addition to her parents, Gloria was also preceded in death by one brother: Kenneth Chafin; and 4 sisters: Margaret McCoy, Thelma Burt, Bernice Glass and Helen Welch.
Nancy Francis Perry Riffe, 85 of North Springs passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at her residence.
Born April 6, 1929 at Codgertown, WV, She was the daughter of the late McKinley and Murlie Blankenship Perry.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was also preceded in death by her husband: McAdoo “Mack” Riffe; her daughter: Jennifer Lynn Riffe; her sons: Dewey and Jeffrey Glen Riffe; sisters: Dolly Adkins, Macie Wallace, Hazel Lester and Elva Fortner; brothers: Opal and Hoover Perry.
Shirley Harmon, 71 of Wharncliffe, departed this life on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at Trinity Nursing Home at Williamson.
Born June 14, 1943 at Glen Alum, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Laura Belle Blankenship Miller.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her companion, Sam Carter; her sister, Nettie Pruitt; and her 5 brothers: Kenneth Miller, Willie Miller, Herbert Miller, Alford Miller and Ed Miller, Jr.