Tyler Mountain Funeral Home & Memory Gardens

Tyler Mountain Funeral Home & Memory Gardens serves families of all faiths in Cross Lanes and its surrounding communities. The funeral home is located on cemetery grounds, which not only means added convenience and simplicity when planning final arrangements, but lower costs as well. It is the first combination cemetery/funeral home in the Charleston, West Virginia, area. The caring staff at Tyler Mountain is always on hand to offer assistance and answer any questions you may have. At Tyler Mountain Funeral Home & Memory Gardens, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. TYLER MOUNTAIN FUNERAL HOME Our professional staff welcomes you to the warm and friendly atmosphere of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, located on the grounds of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or would like a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. Specifically designed for the comfort and convenience of visiting families, the spacious one-story building offers easy access and is completely handicapped-accessible. The funeral home's large chapel area, just off the wide reception hall, can accommodate more than 200 guests and features a high-quality music system and beautiful stained-glass windows. Comfortable arrangement areas and a spacious foyer area complement the lovely interior. Other features include a large parking area, covered entranceways and an exterior sitting area for guests. TYLER MOUNTAIN MEMORY GARDENS The peaceful, comforting grounds of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens offer families a wide variety of choices from traditional ground burial to prestigious mausoleum entombment. Mausoleum expansion will allow further development of the park in the years to come. A life-sized presentation of the Lord's Last Supper, based on the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, can be found in our Chapel Mausoleum and is a one-of-a-kind feature in the state. Founded in 1953, the site of Tyler Mountain was once Morgan's Dairy Farm. With the adjoining land designated for future expansion, the rich family heritage of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens will continue for generations to come.


Our Obituaries

Coda Ray Edgell

May 18, 1951 - June 20, 2017

Coda “Bud” Edgell, Jr. 66, of Cross Lanes passed away Thursday, June 20, 2017 at home after a long illness.Fishing was his heart with his avid fishing buddy, Ford Rose. At any given time Bud would drop everything for his family and was always there for someone in hard times. He was responsible for building many of the buildings around the Kanawha Valley.Bud is survived by his wife...
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Betty L. Powell

April 8, 1928 - June 20, 2017

Betty L. Powell, 89, of Spring Hill section of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord, June 20, 2017 after a long illness.She was born on April 8, 1928, to the late John Edward Lowther and Hazel Edna Starkey Lowther.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving Aunt and Uncle with whom she lived with in her younger years, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rader. She is also...
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Carol Griffith

September 17, 1941 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Earl M. Young

September 25, 1922 - June 13, 2017

Earl “Buddy” M. Young, 94, of Rocky Fork passed away peacefully in his sleep June 13, 2017 at home.Buddy was a retired core molder with Kanawha Manufacturing. He was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran having served as a lead mechanic on B-24’s in England. He was awarded a bronze and silver star for his service. Member of Baber Agee United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, taking...
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Clarissa Ann Minor

December 20, 1937 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Harold Lee Bothwell

January 25, 1932 - May 29, 2017

Harold Lee Bothwell, 85, of Palm Bay, Florida went to be with the Lord May 29, 2017 with his family by his side.Harold was a retired Chemist with Union Carbide with 35 years service. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Harold was an avid aviator, having his own plane for many years. He also enjoyed fishing and golfing.Preceded in death by his wife, Auneca McDorman Bothwell;...
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Margaret Jane Casto

November 20, 1945 - May 26, 2017

Margaret J. Casto, 71, of Charleston, passed away May 26, 2017 at home with her family by her side.Margaret was born November 20, 1945 the daughter of the late Anna Cammack Motter. Also preceding her in death are children, Bonnie and Edward Casto; brothers, Alfred, David and Tommy; and sisters, Lorraine and Ruth.Left to cherish her memory are husband of 51 years, James H. Casto Jr; son, James H....
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Yolanda Goad Roberts

June 10, 1933 - May 15, 2017

Yolanda Smith Roberts, 83, of Dunbar got her angel wings May 15, 2017.Yolanda was a 1951 graduate of Dunbar High School and attended classes at Morris Harvey, where she met her husband Okey. She went to work in 1951 at Bank of Dunbar, now United Bank. After 52 years, of dependable and faithful service, she retired in 2003 at age 70. During this time she established a loving and comfortable home...
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Brenda Ella Gibson

March 15, 1946 - May 10, 2017

Brenda Ella Gibson of Dunbar went to join her beloved husband in her Heavenly Father’s Home on May 10, 2017, at the home of her daughter.She was born March 15, 1946, to Lowell and Tressie Scott Greene of Bandytown, WV. Brenda was a graduate of Van High School and attended Morris Harvey College. She was formerly employed by Kaufmann’s Department Store and was secretary and dispatcher...
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Joann Elizabeth Fleming

August 14, 1958 - May 4, 2017

Joann Elizabeth Fleming, age 58, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Hubbard House in Charleston.Joann was a 1976 graduate of Spencer High School and went on to receive her bachelors degree from WVU Tech. She was a dedicated employee of the state for 35 years and played a vital role in WV disaster preparedness and...
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Leroy Dewayne Riffle

February 5, 1966 - May 2, 2017

Leroy Dewayne Riffle, 51, of Kellys Creek passed away May 2, 2017.Dewayne enjoyed playing basketball at Sissonville High School where he graduated in 1984.Dewayne was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Leroy Riffle Jr.Left to cherish his memory are children, Tiffany, Damian, Lyndee, and Bailee; mother, Mildred “Teny” Bailey Riffle; granddaughter, MaCinlee; and numerous aunts,...
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Dawn Michelle Weaver

November 5, 1967 - April 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Clifford Sherman Bostic

July 11, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Clifford S. Bostic, 86, of Sissonville passed away April 14, 2017 at home after a short illness.Clifford was a retired Chemical Foreman with Union Carbide. He was an Army Veteran. He was married to Evelyn Hanson Bostic for 62 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and camping. Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Mary Eskew Bostic; his twin brother, Roy; sister, Glada; and brother, Howard.Left...
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Wanda Lee Gunno

February 4, 1924 - April 11, 2017

Wanda Lee Gunno, 93, of Cross Lanes went to be with the Lord April 11, 2017 in Bellaire at Devonshire after a long illness.Wanda was born February 4, 1924 to the late Ottie and Hattie Ashley Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Gunno Sr.; daughter, Dora Gunno Bower; and a sister, Pauline Richmond.Wanda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler Mountain, where she...
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David Ray Layman

November 1, 1956 - April 10, 2017

David “Elf” Ray Layman of Cross Lanes passed away April 10th, 2017 at his favorite camping spot of over 40 years at Seneca Rocks. He was born in Harrisonburg Va., the son of the late Earl and Eleanor Martz Layman; also preceding him in death was his wife Renee and a brother Mike Layman.Surviving are son’s Brandon Layman of Dunbar and Jared Layman of Huntington; one sister Sandy...
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Ethel Lee Breeden

June 20, 1947 - April 9, 2017

Ethel Lee Breeden, 69, of Poca went to be with the Lord April 9, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice West after a long illness.Ethel was born June 20, 1947 to the late Lovell and Mary McCormick Foster. She attended Poca Fork Baptist Church, and had worked at Heck’s Warehouse, FasChek, Tudor’s, and St. Francis Hospital. Preceded in death by brothers, Robert Edward, Cecil, Russell and Terry Foster...
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Ethel Fay Moses

April 2, 1946 - April 9, 2017

Ethel Fay Phalen Moses, 71, of Thurman, Ohio passed away April 9th, 2017. She was born April 2nd, 1946 the daughter of the late Merle and Midge Phalen of Bancroft, WV. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Saunders, and a brother Merle F. Phalen; and in-laws, Clyde and Iris Moses.Ethel was a 1964 graduate of Poca High School where she was a member of the marching band and played...
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Dorothy Ann Taylor

December 23, 1938 - April 7, 2017

Dorothy Ann Taylor of Nitro passed away Friday, April 7th, 2017 at the age of 78. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Harry B. Davis and Helen Davis, also preceding her in death were three precious little Portz angels and son-in-law Richard Walker.Dorothy is survived by her devoted and loving husband of almost 62 years, James R. Taylor; children, Cheryl (Danny) Gillispie, Angela (Rowdy) Moran,...
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Joyce Ann Hughes

February 5, 1945 - April 2, 2017

Joyce Ann Hughes, 72, of Pinch, passed away Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at home following a lengthy battle with COPD. She was born February 5th, 1945 and was the only child of the late Harry and Frances Clingenpeel of Charleston. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Larry D. Hughes of Pinch.Surviving are sons Jeffrey Allen Hughes and James Michael Hughes of Pinch;...
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Elfriede Maria Wade

July 16, 1931 - March 30, 2017

William "Bill" and Elfriede WadeOn March 30, 2017, our beloved parents joined hands with the Lord.Bill was born on July 6, 1931 to Lessie and Robert Wade of Cross Lanes. Bill retired from Chemical Tank Lines, was an Air Force veteran, member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 175 since 1955. He is survived by one sister, Mary Fisher of Cross Lanes.Elfriede was...
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William Moore Wade

July 6, 1931 - March 30, 2017

William "Bill" and Elfriede WadeOn March 30, 2017, our beloved parents joined hands with the Lord.Bill was born on July 6, 1931 to Lessie and Robert Wade of Cross Lanes. Bill retired from Chemical Tank Lines, was an Air Force veteran, member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 175 since 1955. He is survived by one sister, Mary Fisher of Cross Lanes.Elfriede was...
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Lieselotte Wilhemine Russell

January 2, 1925 - March 26, 2017

Lieselotte “Lelo” Wilhelmine Werner Russell of South Charleston, WV, died peacefully on March 26, 2017, at Our Lady of Hope Nursing Home in Richmond, VA. She was ninety-two years old. Born in Germany on January 2, 1925, Lelo immigrated to the United States in 1948 and became a citizen in 1978.Lelo worked for more than thirty years at Elks Lodge #202 in Charleston and the Plaza Lounge...
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Richard Watson Martin

March 16, 1930 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Joseph Gary Angel

July 26, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Joseph "Joey" G. Angel, 60, of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord, Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Hubbard Hospice House – West, after an extended battle with lung cancer.Joey was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Irene Angel; brother, Bobby Angel; and sisters, Rita Whittington, Linda Massey, and Priscilla Angel.He is survived by sisters, Nancy (Greg) Toman,...
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DWayne Eddie Jeffers

August 8, 1965 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Mary Kathern Woods

July 17, 1942 - March 10, 2017

Mary K. Woods, 74, of Charleston, passed away March 10, 2017 after a long illness.“Kathy” or also known as “Mary” to her co-workers, was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse with Thomas Hospital. She enjoyed reading, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Billy Woods.Left to cherish her memory mother, Elizabeth Gordon Woods...
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James Monroe Slone

April 28, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Paul Duane King

January 10, 1953 - March 6, 2017

Paul Duane King Jr. 64, of St. Albans, WV passed away March 6th, 2017 at Rescare of St. Albans. He was born January, 10th, 1953 in Charleston, WV. Predeceasing him in death were his Father Lt. Colonel Paul Duane King Sr. and brother Thomas George King. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Doris (Calvin) Nelson of Pinnacle NC; brother John Michael King of Pinnacle and his Rescare family on...
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Paul Duane King

January 10, 1953 - March 6, 2017

Paul Duane King Jr. 64, of St. Albans, WV passed away March 6th, 2017 at Rescare of St. Albans. He was born January, 10th, 1953 in Charleston, WV. Predeceasing him in death were his Father Lt. Colonel Paul Duane King Sr. and brother Thomas George King. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Doris (Calvin) Nelson of Pinnacle NC; brother John Michael King of Pinnacle and his Rescare family on...
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Lucille Maxine Davidson

April 13, 1924 - March 6, 2017

Lucille Jones Davidson, 92, of South Charleston passed away March 6, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice West after a long illness.Lucille was born in Elkhurst, WV to the late Tina Reed and Joseph J. Jones. She was preceded in death by husband of 66 years, Charles “Charlie” Robert Davidson; and five siblings.Survived by sons, David L. Davidson (Special friend, Catherine Mabe) of South Charleston,...
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Wilma Allene Childress

October 19, 1932 - March 2, 2017

Wilma Allene Childress, 84 of Nitro, WV, passed away March, 2nd, 2017.She was born the daughter of the late Laymon and Myrtie Witt Myers. She was also preceded in death by her son Gregory Scott Childress.Allene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Emory Childress; her son Ric (Cindy); Timothy (Linda) and daughter Kelly Taylor (Johnny); seven Grandchildren Chris (Kristi); Matthew (Melissa);...
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Nora Kathleen Bowling

March 7, 1928 - March 1, 2017

Nora K. Bowling, 88, a beautiful Christian woman, devoted wife, wonderful loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed on March 1, 2017.Nora was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wylie E. “Junior” Bowling; parents, Hebron and Alberta Young; step-father, Jake Theabold; sister, Rose Spaulding; son, Douglas Bowling; and grandsons, Mark Bowling...
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Beatrice Cooper

February 5, 1935 - February 27, 2017

Beatrice J. Cooper, 82, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina went home to be with the Lord February 27, 2017 after a long illness.“Bea” as known by her family and friends was a loving wife and mother, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.Preceded in death by numerous close friends and family members including two sons, Kenneth Faircloth, and...
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George C. Lilley

August 5, 1947 - February 25, 2017

George C. Lilley, 69, of Dunbar went to be with the Lord February 25, 2017 at home after a long illness.George was a retired Automotive Glass Installer, and was a member of the AF&AM Lodge in North Carolina and the Scottish/York Rite.He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Dessie Lilley; and a son, David F. Lilley.Left to cherish his memory are loving wife, Laura Lea Lilley at home...
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Nancy Johnson

March 21, 1946 - February 21, 2017

Nancy L. Tinsley Johnson, 70 of Cross Lanes, went home to be with the lord on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Reba Elkins Tinsley; husband Harold Johnson; brother Gene Bell and her step-daughter Sherri Johnson.Left to cherish her memory are step-daughter’s Michelle Russell (Keith); Lori Chandler (Denny); step...
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Susan Diani Harpold

August 14, 1953 - February 20, 2017

Susan Diani Harpold, 63 of Charleston passed away February 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father William E. Dow; grandfather and grandmother Randolph and Mary Ward and Stanley and Neva Dow.Susan is survived by her mother Darylene Ward Dow; her husband David Harpold of Charleston; her daughter Tracy Harpold; grandson Anthony Stevens; granddaughter Amber Boggess; one great grandson...
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Mildred Ann Warner

March 17, 1938 - February 19, 2017

After a lifetime of selfless love and devotion to her family, Mildred “Millie” A. Warner of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord February 19, 2017.She is survived by her sons, Danny Warner, Denver, CO, Craig Warner and wife Sheri, Nitro, WV and Terry Warner and wife Betsy, Cross Lanes: Grandchildren, Danielle Bailey and husband Josh, Travis Warner and wife Megan, Jodi Winter,...
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Robert Garner Eskins

May 18, 1934 - February 13, 2017

Robert “Bob” Garner Eskins, 82, of Nitro went to be with the Lord February 13, 2017 in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness.Bob was born to the late Ira and Helen Eskins on May 18, 1934. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Janet Marie Eskins, his brother, Ira Eskins, Jr. , Son in law, Harold Summers, grandchildren, Dr. Christopher Robert Eskins and Heather ...
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Charles Franklin Britton

October 13, 1930 - February 13, 2017

Charles Franklin Britton, 86, of Kellys Creek went to be with the Lord February 13, 2017 at home after a long illness.Charles was the son of the late Harry and Lesta Harrison Britton. He was preceded in death by brother, Clifford Britton, Parvin Britton; sister, Josie Burdette; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Snodgrass Britton.Charles was a retired Plumber with local #625. Attended Utah New Testament...
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Ernest Michael White

January 13, 1951 - February 11, 2017

Ernest Michael White, 66 years old, of Cross Lanes, WV, passed away Feb. 11th, 2017.Surviving are his wife Connie; daughter Melissa (Nate) Chapman of Cross Lanes and son Michael Johnston; brother Steve (Carole) White of Winfield; niece Danielle ( Jon) Hoptry and nephew Stephen and Dawn White. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren; 5 great nieces; 4 great nephews and many cousins.He was predeceased...
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Connie Lou Walker

July 10, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Connie L. Walker, 77, of Charleston passed away February 11, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born July 10, 1939 to the late Dutch and Kathleen Adams. Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; and sisters, Pat Brown, and Sandy Mullins.She is survived by her sons, Michael (Cheri), Mark (Jean), and Jeff; sister, Dewana Elkins Martin (Rick); grandchildren, Jeffery, Aleah, and Thomas; and...
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Carolyn Kay Wazelle

November 4, 1942 - February 3, 2017

Carlolyn “Kay” Wazelle, 74, of South Charleston passed away February 3, 2017 at home after a long illness.Kay was born November 4, 1942 to the late John and Josephine Huffman Greene. She was preceded in death by her son, David Wazelle.Left to cherish her memory are grandchildren, Anthony and Claire Wazelle both of Charleston; and sisters, JoAnn Hines of Poca, and Freda Harrison of...
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George E. Means

October 7, 1930 - February 3, 2017

George E. “Bug” “Raz” Means Jr., 86, of Charleston passed away February 3, 2017 at the Hospice House, South Charleston after a long illness.George was preceded in death by his parents, George E. Means Sr. and Martha L. Hoffman; wife of 43 years, Rose Marie “Bonnie” McDerment Means; great-grandsons, Tyler Michael and Christopher Ryan Bays; brothers, James,...
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John Dewey Ferguson

December 30, 1916 - February 2, 2017

John “Dewey” Ferguson, 100, of Charleston died February 2, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House.Dewey was born December 30, 1916 in Huntington to the late Lucinda and Garland Millard Ferguson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Jean Ferguson; sisters, Chestina Evans and Irene Frazier; and brothers, William, and Garland Millard Ferguson.Dewey served in the United States Navy...
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Ruth Alice Jones

January 15, 1926 - January 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Verlin W. Harbert

August 29, 1922 - January 30, 2017

Verlin Watson Harbert, 94, of Nitro died Monday January 30, 2017 at Marmet Center Nursing Home.Verlin was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Anna Lea Harbert. He leaves his son Chilton Harbert and his fiancé, Robin Justice; his grandson, Israel Sharp; grand-daughter, Ashley Harbert Menarchik and her husband, John; grandchildren, Baylee Sharp, Ben Sharp, Gracie Menarchik, and...
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Elizabeth Jane Moore

December 13, 1945 - January 24, 2017

Elizabeth “Libby” Jane Moore, 71, of Cross Lanes passed away peacefully January 24, 2017 after a short illness.Libby was originally from Elkins, settled in the Cross Lanes area in the mid 1970’s. Over the years she’s been an active member of Nitro, Poca and Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her father Elmer Hanlin, nephew Daniel, and an infant son...
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Eva Mae Lukomski

May 23, 1937 - January 17, 2017

Eva Mae Lukomski, 79, of Cross Lanes passed away peacefully at CAMC early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She left her bodily ailments and earthly pains for her Heavenly form that more truly represents her inner strength and wonderful soul. She was a beautiful woman with a bottomless heart. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.Eva was born May 23, 1937...
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Roberta VanMeter

October 31, 1928 - January 17, 2017

Roberta VanMeter, 88, of St. Albans passed away January 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul VanMeter; also preceded in death by her parents, Corbin and Ethel Adkins Meadows; siblings, Verna Nelson, Bernard Meadows, Herman Meadows, and Jean Meadows.Roberta was a retired Nursing Assistant with 25 years of service at CAMC. She was a member of the Scary Creek Church...
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Ronald Joseph Hammond

December 2, 1926 - January 17, 2017

Ronald Hammond passed away on January 17, 2017, after losing his wife of 70 years, Phyllis Hammond, on December 26, 2016. Flip and Don (Ron) were proud of their five children: Connie Young (James), Patty Wright (Rodney), Donna Goldberg (Jerry), sons John (Jennifer) and David (Maria). In addition, their lives were enriched by their nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great...
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Margaret Frances Edens

November 17, 1922 - January 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Phyllis Mae Van Camp

March 8, 1931 - January 7, 2017

Phyllis Mae Van Camp, 85, of Charleston went to be with the Lord January 7, 2017 after a short illness.Phyllis worked at the Diamond Department Store with 25 years service. She retired from Elder-Beerman. Member of the Southeast Church of the Nazarene, Kanawha City. Enjoyed decorating her home, yard, and spending time with her family.Phyllis was the daughter of the late Altha and Ayward Godbey...
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Mary Katherine Nolley

December 17, 1942 - January 6, 2017

Mary Katherine Nolley, 74, of Charleston, WV, passed away Jan. 6, 2017 at CAMC Memorial following a short illness.“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV)She was born on Dec. 17, 1942 in Boone County, WV, a daughter of the late Hollie and Dorothy Vickers Totten. She was a faithful member of...
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Barbara Kay Ball

July 12, 1949 - January 1, 2017

Barbara Kay Dills Ball, 67, of Baltimore, Maryland passed away January 1, 2017 at home after a long illness. Barbara was the daughter of the late Virginia and Charles Dills. She worked as an EMT. Preceded in death by a sister, Coda Shinebarger.Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Dalene Dewees of Emmitsburg, Maryland, Tammy and Gus Kolotos of Baltimore, and Love Sabitini of Charleston;...
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Jacob Brandon Washington

January 7, 1987 - December 29, 2016

Jacob Brandon Washington Thaxton, 29, of Tyler Mountain, West Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on December 29th, 2016.Jacob knew how to light up the room the moment he walked in and he always found a way to bring a smile to everyone’s face. No matter the situation, he was always willing to help others and expected nothing in return. He was a very hard-working man. He enjoyed...
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Donna Sue Ikner

July 28, 1950 - December 25, 2016

Donna Sue Ikner, 66, of Cross Lanes, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 25, 2016 at her home following a long illness.She was born on July 28, 1950 in Fayetteville, WV, a daughter of the late Jessie and Rachel Mae Adkins Laws. She was a member of the God’s Lighthouse Church.She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Charles Ikner; three children, Charles Braley, Lisa Ikner, and...
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John Clifford Taylor

January 13, 1930 - December 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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William Patrick Noel

March 2, 1947 - December 17, 2016

William “Billy” Patrick Noel of Cross Lanes, lost his battle with cancer on December 17th, 2016 at age 69. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jack and Patricia Noel. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances (Fran) Noel and two daughters, Kristina Monroe and Kimberly Hill and his sister Linda Kincaid. He also is leaving behind five Grandchildren he loved dearly;...
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Everett Guy Gibson

January 15, 1930 - December 13, 2016

Everett Guy Gibson, 86, of Cross Lanes passed away December 13, 2016 at home after a long illness.Guy was born January 15, 1930 to the late Edward H. and Edna G. Hinzman Gibson. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Edward H. Gibson Jr., and a sister, Oletta Richardson.Left to cherish his memory is brother, James “Cricket” Gibson of Nitro; sisters, Loretta McCormick of...
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Malcolm Franklin Davis

February 14, 1935 - December 10, 2016

Malcolm F. Davis, 81, passed away peacefully December 10th, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was predeceased by his parents Hubert and Ginny Davis; his sister Shirley Sigmon and brother Stumpie Davis. He was also preceded in death by the love of his life his wife Peggy Sigmon Davis.He is survived by his Niece/caregiver; Peggy Sigmon; Great Nephew/Caregiver T. J....
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Elsie Madoline Finney

March 22, 1923 - December 9, 2016

Elsie M. Finney, 93, of Cross Lanes passed away December 9, 2016 at Cornerstone at Pasadena Nursing Home in Pasadena, Texas.Elsie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gladys Davis King. Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Clem Finney; sister, Ethel Bonnett; brothers, Tom, Perry, and Doal. Left to cherish her memory are loving daughter, Sharon Finney of Pasadena, Texas; sister, Belva ...
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Ronald D. Givens

August 8, 1952 - December 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Gracie Maxine Pernell

January 19, 1931 - December 3, 2016

Our beloved mother, Gracie Maxine Pernell, 85, of Hurricane, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2016. Praise the Lord for blessing us with such a kind, loving, and wonderful mother.She was born Jan. 19, 1931 In Kanawha County, WV, a daughter of the late Dexter and Bonnie Painter Parsons. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Lawrence Pernell, Sr. and three...
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Barbara June Thompson

July 4, 1932 - November 20, 2016

Barbara June Thompson, 84, of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord on November 19, 2016 after a long illness. She was born on July 4, 1932 to the late Chester Nichols Sr. and Dorothy Russell Nichols in the log cabin next to her current home. As a teenager she loved sunbathing, riding in convertibles, and all things Elvis. After graduating from Stonewall Jackson High School she worked at the...
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Kathleen Ann Reeves

January 1, 1937 - November 19, 2016

Kathleen Ann Reeves, 79, of Nitro, passed away November 19, 2016. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Charlotte Diebolt Hunt. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Clarence R. Reeves; a brother, Thomas F. Hunt: and a sister, Judith A. Skerl. Kathleen is survived by her son, Stephen J. Reeves and a brother, John J. Hunt. She was a member of...
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Keith Alvin Painter

August 7, 1928 - November 18, 2016

Keith A. Painter, 88, of Cross Lanes, WV passed away November 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and a few close friends following a long illness.He was born in Given, WV, a son of the late Cloyd A. Painter and Marie Parsons Painter. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served in the Korean War. He was a proud member of American Legion Post 0094, 40th Infantry Division Korean War and...
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Jeffery Clay Hart

November 12, 1957 - November 12, 2016

Jeffery Clay Hart, 59, of Cross Lanes, went home to be with the Lord on his birthday Saturday, November 12, 2016, from injuries received in a tragic accident. He had a strong faith in the Lord and was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Albans.He was born November 12, 1957 in Elkins, West Virginia. He was the seventh child of eight born to the late Arnold Wilson Hart and Alice (Chewning)...
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Lorene Mildred Lanham

April 22, 1923 - November 11, 2016

Lorene M. Lanham, 93, of Cross Lanes, WV passed away Nov. 11, 2016 at Hubbard House West, So. Charleston, WV.She was born on April 22, 1923 in Putnam County, WV, a daughter of the late Cornelia Thomas McClain. She was very involved in community and political activities. She was a member of the Dunbar Woman’s Club, Tyler Mountain Home Makers Association and one of her favorites was being...
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Ferne Madeline Williams

May 19, 1918 - November 8, 2016

Ferne Williams, 98, of Charleston, WV died November 8, 2016 at home. On May 19, 1918, she became the third daughter of Harry F. and Constance Williams. She graduated from Dunbar High School and Morris Harvey College. She later furthered her education at West Virginia University and the University of Cincinnati. She spent many decades teaching in several Kanawha County elementary schools and had...
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Dolores Jean Burdette

March 12, 1929 - November 5, 2016

Dolores Jean Burdette was born March 12, 1929, and passed away quietly at Hubbard House on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Dolores was born and raised in Nitro, WV and graduated from Nitro High School. She attended Marshall University where she was a member of Pi Kappa Sigma Sorority. She graduated with a degree in Retail Marketing, and later returned to earn her Masters Degree in...
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Thomas Earl Bush

November 20, 1948 - November 5, 2016

Thomas Earl Bush 67, of Columbus, formerly of Nitro, passed away Nov. 5th, 2016. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 2016 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Mattie Alice Johnson

June 30, 1939 - November 5, 2016

Mattie Alice Johnson, 77 of St. Albans, passed away November 5, 2016.She was born the daughter of the late Fred and Thelma Kiser also predeceasing her was one Grandson. She is survived by three sisters, Orsie Marie Norris; Bonnie Varian and Barbara Kompson; one brother Roy Kiser; three sons; Edward Freeman; Michael Freeman and Jeff Freeman; two daughters; Donna Freeman and Carol Freeman; five...
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Brenda Joyce Jeffers

October 25, 1940 - October 26, 2016

Brenda Joyce Jeffers, 76, of Nitro passed away Wednesday October 26, 2016, at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, West Virginia.Born September 25, 1940 in Charleston, she was a daughter of the Blaine and Alma Cummings. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Sheila, her brother Billy, her son Randy and her husband’s Austin Parsons and Raymond Jeffers.She was a loving daughter,...
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Martha Ann Newcomer

March 2, 1933 - October 25, 2016

Martha A. Newcomer, 83, of Cross Lanes, WV passed away Oct. 25, 2016 at her home following a long illness.She was born on March 2, 1933 in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Elmer and Charlotte Tanner Webb. She was a member of the North Charleston Baptist Church. She loved her church and the church family. Martha is survived by five daughters, Charlotte Ann Lacy and her husband, Gary,...
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Drema M. Carpenter

April 1, 1942 - October 25, 2016

Drema Mae Carpenter, 74 of Sissonville, WV, went home to be with the Lord on October 25th, 2016. She was born April 1, 1942 in Charleston WV, and was preceded in death by her late father and mother Arthur and Thelma Mcderment of Charleston; sister Rose Marie Means; brothers Jack; Jerry and Garylee Mcderment. Drema was a long time employee of Straits Dry Cleaners in Kanawha City.Drema was a loving...
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Daelyn Rose Davis

July 20, 2015 - October 15, 2016

Daelyn Rose Davis, 14 months old, of Cross Lanes passed away peacefully in her sleep in the arms of her mother surrounded by loved ones, on Oct 15 2016 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio She was born to Candance Washington of Cross Lanes and DJ Davis of Tornado on July 20th 2015. She was preceded in death by her sister Lexi Wilburn and her great grandpa Sunny Burdette...
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William Keith Oxley

May 18, 1943 - October 15, 2016

William Keith Oxley, 73 of Charleston, WV went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Oct. 15, 2016 after a short illness.He was born on May 18, 1943 in Charleston, the son of the late Kenneth and Gertrude Harrison Oxley. Keith graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School. He retired from Dupont with over 30 years of service.Keith is survived by his daughter, Christi Perine and her husband, Mark;...
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Keith Edward Shahan

June 14, 1946 - October 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Ralph Dell Smith

September 28, 1940 - October 13, 2016

Ralph Dell Smith, 76, of Kenna, WV passed away Oct. 13, 2016 at his home following a long illness.He was born on Sept. 28, 1940 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Dell Eskew and Katherine Parsons Smith. He retired from the US Army after 25 years of service including two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his five children, Randy Lee Smith of St. Albans, Kenneth Dell Smith of Kenna, Garry Allen...
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Raymond Boone Washington

August 10, 1939 - October 12, 2016

Raymond Boone Washington, 77 of Cross Lanes, passed away October, 12, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife Clara Lou Washington; son Harry Vaughan; sister Audrey Francisco and his parents Daniel and Dorothy. Surviving are his children; Connie Thomas; Kenneth Dodd; Pamela Dodd; Vickie Legg; Sandy “Jeff” Thaxton; Raymond “Bub” Washington Jr.; Steven Washington and nine...
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Roy Hershel Fisher

March 25, 1924 - October 9, 2016

Roy Hershel Fisher, 92 of Dunbar, WV passed away on October 9, 2016. Roy was born on March 25, 1924 in Mammoth, WV the son of the late Edgar F. and Dollie M. Riffee Fisher. He was also preceded in death by five siblings; brother’s Dallas and Doyle Fisher and sisters Dorcas Starcher; Bernice Shinn and Thelma Fisher he was also preceded by his little 4 legged friend Bubby. He is survived...
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Ronald Dillard Kidd

August 23, 1928 - September 23, 2016

Ronald D. Kidd, 88, of Nitro, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House following an extended illness.He was born on August 23, 1928 in Alum Creek, WV, a son of the late Dexter and Mildred Crawford Kidd. After serving in the US Navy during WWII, he later joined the US Army. He retired from the Army Reserves. He was a welder at FMC for over 40 years. Ronald...
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Dorothy Lee Lamb

January 11, 1929 - September 23, 2016

Dorothy Lee Sovine Lamb, 87, of Nitro, WV departed this life, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her home at the Village on Park.She was born on Jan. 11, 1929 in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Arnold and Jessie Hammons Sovine. She was a devout Christian and truly loved the Lord. She loved her West Virginia Mountaineers, the Cincinnati Reds, and her West Virginia hotdogs.Dorothy is survived by...
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Eva Fay Durst

February 9, 1925 - September 23, 2016

Eva Fay Durst, 91, of Charleston, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 2016.She was born on Feb. 9, 1925 in Winifrede, WV a daughter of the late Frank and Leona Gobel Shrewsbury. She was active in the Ladies Aux. United Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, knitting and cake decorating. In addition to collecting dolls, she made them. Eva loved music and taught herself to...
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Anna Lee Triplett

June 7, 1931 - September 22, 2016

Anna Lee Fout Triplett, age 85, passed away Sept 22, 2016 at the Hubbard Hospice House West from complications related to a fall in July. She resided most recently at Riverside Nursing Home in St Albans, as well as One Morris Place in Charleston, MeadowBrook, WV and residing in Virginia Beach, VA for 3 yrs.She was born June 7, 1931 in Shrewsbury, WV to the late Alfred Lee Fout and Minnie Elsie ...
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Patricia Ann Gates

August 19, 1938 - September 21, 2016

Patricia Ann Gates, 78, of Cross Lanes, WV, went home to be with her Lord and family September 21, 2016.Pat was born August 19, 1938 in Lincoln County, WV. She graduated early from Duval High School with high honors and attended Business College in Charleston. She was employed by Columbia Gas Transmission as a senior clerk for 2 decades before her retirement. She was a member of the First...
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Joseph Dawkins

November 15, 1955 - September 20, 2016

Joseph Terry “Shoe Bop” or “Joe” Dawkins 60 of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday September 20, 2016 at CAMC General after a short illness.He was born on November 15, 1955 in Charleston, WV to Thelma Morris and the late Joseph Womack. He attended East Bank High School. He was self-employed and did various jobs for family, friends and the community.In addition to his...
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Troy Ferris Cottrell

July 23, 1923 - September 18, 2016

TROY F. COTTRELLTroy F. Cottrell was born in Clay County, WV on July 23, 1923 to French and Gladys Stewart Cottrell. He was welcomed in Heaven on September 18, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, a member of Salinas Masonic Lodge 27, and American Legion Sgt. Joseph “Joe” Turner Post 11. He retired from Columbia Gas of WV in 1982. Troy...
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Alma Aline Price

October 17, 1920 - September 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Barbara Spangler

January 11, 1961 - September 9, 2016

Barbara Jean (BJ) Lively Spangler, 55, of Cross Lanes, passed away Friday, Sept. 9th, 2016 after a long, hard fought battle with ovarian cancer, to go to the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was surrounded by her family, while holding hands with her soul mate, best friend and the love of her life, her husband Jerry. BJ was born January 11th, 1961 to Leonard Ray Lively and Deloris...
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Scott Monroe Beane

September 7, 2016

Scott M. Beane, 69, of Nitro, WV, went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2016, following a long illness.He was born on September 26, 1946 in South Charleston, WV, a son of the late Jim and Virdia Parsons Beane. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Scott Beane, Jr. He retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education after 35 years of service. He won...
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Scott Monroe Beane

September 26, 1946 - September 7, 2016

Scott M. Beane, 69, of Nitro, WV, went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2016, following a long illness.He was born on September 26, 1946 in South Charleston, WV, a son of the late Jim and Virdia Parsons Beane. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Scott Beane, Jr. He retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education after 35 years of service. He won...
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Phyllis L. Corns

May 10, 1941 - September 5, 2016

Phyllis L. Corns, 75, of St. Albans, WV, passed away on Sept. 5, 2016 following a long illness.She was born on May 10, 1941 in Seth, WV, a daughter of the late Henry and Bessie Kent Hoffman. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald C. Corns. She was member of the Nitro Church of Christ. I was always so proud of my beautiful mother. Mom was always there when we came home from...
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Anna Louise Circle

July 8, 1946 - August 29, 2016

Anna Dennison Circle, 70, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 29, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House. Anna was born July 8, 1946 the daughter of the late Oren and Ora Westfall Dennison. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John H. Circle; three brothers; Clifford; Deck and Kenny Dennison; one step brother Wayne Dennison and two sisters Rosemary Dennison and Doris McClung.She is survived by one...
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Kathryn Irene Foster

December 15, 1932 - August 27, 2016

Kathryn Irene Foster, 83 of Cross Lanes, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 27, 2016 after a long illness.She was born December 15, 1932 to the late Howard and Virginia Lilly. Along with her parents, Kathryn is preceded in death by her baby, Susie; her brothers, Carlos and Gene Lilly; sister, Susan Lilly; and a grandson, Benjamin Francis.Kathryn is survived by her husband of 46 years...
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Annabell Lee Martin

March 17, 1924 - August 17, 2016

Annabell Lee Martin,92, of Lakeland, Fl., and a former resident of Nitro, WV departed this life on August 17, 2016. Annabell was a loving, patient, caring wife, mother and grandmother. Her three grandchildren were very important to her and gave her great joy throughout her life. Surviving are her loving husband of 67 years, Norman A. Martin, Lakeland, Fl., daughter, Karen Moore and husband Ron,...
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Dorma Jean Fields

November 27, 1927 - August 16, 2016

Dorma Jean Fields, 88, of Charleston, WV, passed away August 16, 2016. She was born in Charleston on November 27, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Lewis Tillis and Elsie Tillis Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Richard “Dick” Fields, four brothers; Clayton, Raymond, Donald and Chester Tillis, one beloved sister, Gwen Tillis Faulknier. Dorma...
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Arlena Grace Esposito

September 9, 1925 - August 14, 2016

Arlena G. EspositoAt the age of 90, Arlena G. Esposito passed away at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV on August 14, 2016. Arlena was born on September 9, 1925 on Middle Mountain in Randolph County. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 and went to work in Washington, D.C. and later returned to Elkins, WV where she had her two children Kathryn G. Cummons of Charleston and...
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Janice Charlotte Shaffer

April 10, 1940 - August 10, 2016

Janice Charlotte Randolph ShafferApril 10, 1940 — August 10, 2016Janice (Randolph) Shaffer, 76, of Cross Lanes departed this life on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a prolonged battle with cancer.The eldest of three children, Jan was born April 10,1940 in Jackson County, West Virginia, to the late Cody and Hazel Jones Randolph. Among her earliest memories...
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Kenneth David Summers

July 2, 1937 - August 7, 2016

Kenneth D. Summers, 79, of Cross Lanes passed away Aug. 7th, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife; Ardella M. Summers; daughter Sheryl L. King and son Timothy W. Summers. He is survived by daughter Jeanine A. Summers also surviving are granddaughters Kristina L. Brown; April S. King; grandsons Christian A. Botkins; Joseph Botkins and brothers Delbert and Arnold Summers. Services will...
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