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

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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Albert Lee Davis

February 12, 1947 - August 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Loretta Skeen Hill

June 7, 1922 - August 2, 2016

Mrs. Loretta Hill, age 94, of New Smyrna Beach passed away on August 2, 2016 at her residence under the generous care of Halifax Health Hospice and after an extended illness. Formerly a resident of Charleston, WV, she and her late husband, Roy C. Hill, relocated to New Smyrna Beach in 1981 enjoying many years of retirement. Prior to retiring, she was employed by St. Francis Hospital, Charleston,...
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Ruby Breeden Jones

February 7, 1937 - August 2, 2016

Ruby Breeden Jones, 79 of Cross Lanes, WV passed away August, 2, 2016. She was born at Charleston, WV February, 7th, 1937 the daughter of the late Lawson and Gracie Burdette Skeens. Ruby was preceded in death by 8 brothers and one sister. Surviving are her two sons Arlen (Georgia) Breeden of Cross Lanes; David (Barbara) Breeden of Melbourne, Fl. and her two sisters Jean Breeden and Linda Carr...
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Mary Iliene Clark

March 21, 1928 - July 31, 2016

Mary iliene Clark, 88 of South Charleston, WV went home to the lord on July 31, 2016. She was born in Minco, Oklahoma on March 21, 1928 the daughter of the late Walker and Mary Coley Crabey. iliene was a devoted wife to her husband, the late O.W. Clark. Also preceding her in death was her son A.D. Clark. Surviving are her daughter Janet Clark of Charleston; sons Randy Clark and wife Terri of...
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Justin Allen Tucker

January 28, 1985 - July 26, 2016

Justin Allen Tucker, 31, of Florence, formally of Flemings-burg, passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016, unexpectedly at his home.Justin was born January 28, 1985, in Charleston, to Gregory and Lenora Slater Tucker.Justin has proudly served his country in the KY National Guard since 2003 attaining the rank of Staff Sargent. He served 2 tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, supporting the freedom of our...
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Junior Lee McHenry

June 5, 1926 - July 26, 2016

Junior Lee McHenry, 90, of Cross Lanes, WV, departed this life on July 26, 2016 at his home. He was born on June 5, 1926 in Baldwin, Gilmer County, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Ethel Mae Carr McHenry and Archie W. McHenry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Justine McHenry; three brothers, Charles, Jackie, and Larry; and three sisters, Sue Shoulder; Virginia Carte and Marie...
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Edith Irene Poythress

March 11, 1954 - July 14, 2016

Edith Poythress 62, went home to be with the lord after a long courageous battle with cancer on July, 14, 2016 surround by family and friends. She left behind her beloved mother, Mary Latham, brother Jerry Hudson (wife Mary Katherine Hudson) and brother Curtis Souder. Her Children Mary Given and Wayne Poythress( wife Ronda Poythress) and grandchildren Madyson Kimble, Noah Kimble, Luke Given, and...
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Virginia Mae Payne

June 6, 1943 - July 6, 2016

Virginia "Jenny" Payne went to be with the Lord and her husband, son, mother and sister in heaven on July 6, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.Jenny was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles "Fred" Payne of Sissonville; their son, Donald Payne; her father, Charles "Crook" Wolfingbarger and mother, Dorothy Wolfingbarger; and sister, Emmalee...
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Claude Emery Powell

January 6, 1926 - July 5, 2016

Claude Emery "Junior" PowellWent home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 07/05/2016 after a long illness.Claude was born January 6th, 1926 to the late Claude H. Powell, Margie Berry Powell Rumbaugh, a lifelong resident of South Charleston WVa.Married to Betty L. Lowther Powell South Charleston of 69 years with three children, son Dale Rader Powell (Bonnie) daughter Barbara Jean...
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Teresa Lynn Miller

September 19, 1967 - June 24, 2016

Teresa Lynn Miller, 48 of St. Albans passed awayJune 24, 2016. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Patricia Jean Stover

May 15, 1941 - June 22, 2016

Patricia Jean StoverAnother Angel has earned her wings. Patricia Jean Haas Stover joined our Lord and Savior on June 22, 2016 after a long illness. She was predeceased in death by her husband of 44 years, Ronald Stover. She was born May 15th, 1941 the daughter of the late Carlos and Martha Toney Haas, also preceding her were sisters Debbie Brown and Carol Sue and brothers Roy Haas, and Fogie Haas...
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Anna Laura Chapman

February 12, 1922 - June 17, 2016

Anna Laura Berry Chapman, 94 of Scott Depot passed way Friday, June 17th, 2016. She was born in Madison, WV the daughter of the late Gaylord Emory and Lela Leftwich Berry. Anna was preceded in death by all of her siblings which include four brothers and three sisters; Lionel, Belmont, Cyril and Harry and Lena Turner; Margie Powell Rumbaugh and Gladys Turley. Also predeceasing her was her...
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Homer Edgar Hawley

December 8, 1932 - June 10, 2016

Homer Edgar “Buddy” Hawley, Sr. 83, of Poca entered into Heaven June 10th, 2016 after a long illness. He was born December 8th, 1932 at Rock Branch, WV, the son of the late Jasper and Janie Harris Hawley, also preceding him in death were two twin Granddaughters. He retired in 1993 from Republic Container and also was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Koren Conflict. ...
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Eunice Ann Cooper

May 7, 1946 - June 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Rodney Clifford Harvey

May 25, 1944 - June 3, 2016

Rodney C. Harvey Sr, 72 of St. Albans, WV passed away June 3th, 2016 in Charleston,WV. He was born May 25, 1944, the son of the late Norvile N. and Ruby Burdette Harvey. Surviving are his wife Brenda Carol Harvey; son’s Glen Harvey and Rodney C. Harvey Jr., also surviving is his cousin John Earl (Betty) Fisher; half sister Kay Rice McCormick; close friends David and Linda Boggess; Roger...
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William Timothy Jenkins

January 26, 1957 - May 31, 2016

William Timothy “Tim” Jenkins, 59 of Dunbar passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on May 31, 2016. He was born the son of the late William and Rosella Workman Jenkins and was also preceded in death by his sister Alice Raines. Surviving are two daughters, Lindsey (Chris) Kniceley and Madyson Jenkins; grandson Braxton Kniceley and step daughter Brea Blake. Tim worked...
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N. Ruth Stogdon

September 24, 1922 - May 31, 2016

N. Ruth Stogdon, 93 of Scott Depot passed away May 31, 2016. She was born September 24, 1922 in Bath, NC to Ronald and Lillian Clark Webster, who predeceased her. She has resided in WV since 1949 after her marriage to Homer I. Stogdon, who passed away in 2005. Ruth is survived by caregivers, nephew William “Billy” and Cinda Garrett, also surviving are nephews, Ray Bryan of Fl.;...
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Gertrude M. Cavender

August 13, 1935 - May 10, 2016

Gertrude Mae Cavender went home to Heaven on May 10th, 2016.Born August 13th, 1935 she was the oldest daughter of Charleston Police Captain Oris (O.D) Blessing and Helen Whittington Blessing, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband James Cavender Sr. of 62 years,Her sister Margaret Weeks, Three Children: James Cavender Jr., Barney (Sue) Cavender, and Wendy (Mark) Pauley, and Two...
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Annabell Virginia Parsons

January 21, 1929 - May 8, 2016

Our Mother, Annabell Virginia Parsons, 87 entered heaven Sunday, May 8th, 2016 in Auburndale Fl. Formerly of Cross Lanes, Annabell was devoted to her family and her faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Claudia Lanham and her husband, Lawrence P. Parsons. Left to cherish her memories are her brother, Samuel Lanham and her children; daughter Brenda (John) Strigle of...
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Vernon Roy Potter

February 16, 1951 - May 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Mike Harold Lester

October 22, 1946 - May 2, 2016

Mike H. Lester, 69, of Cross Lanes passed away at his home on May 2, 2016 surrounded by his loving family members that were his end-of-life caregivers. He fought a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Judy Lester. He was also preceded in death by his mother and father, Zelma M. and Edward H. Lester, and his younger brother, Steven...
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Elizabeth Jane Coiner

March 9, 1933 - April 18, 2016

Elizabeth Jane “Libby” Coiner, 83, of Cross Lanes, passed away Monday April 18, 2016 after a short illness.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Coiner. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Wayne and Vicky Coiner of Lexington Ky., James David and Christi Coiner of Centerville, Tenn., and William Gary and Michele Coiner of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.;...
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Ella Gray Hancock

July 20, 1930 - April 18, 2016

Ella Gray Hancock, 85, a loving wife and kind, sweet mother to all, passed away at home on April 18, 2016.She was the daughter of the late George Washington Payne and Ida Gladwell Payne of Trout, WV. She is survived by her brother, Albert Payne of Ansted; her three sons, James (Kay) and Hubert of Cross Lanes, WV, and Gary (Rosalinda) of Carrollton, TX; seven grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeff)...
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Myrtle Ardella Casto

March 23, 1917 - April 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Doris Jewel Hechesky

July 22, 1930 - April 12, 2016

Doris Jewel Hechesky, 85 of Cross Lanes, WV passed away April 12, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice West, with her family by her side. She was born the daughter of the late Olin Noah and Ruby C. Ray Foutty. Doris was also preceded in death by her husband Harry A. Hechesky and two brothers Paul and Ray Foutty. Surviving are two sons; Harry (Cindy); Chris (Janice) and a daughter Claudia also surviving is a...
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Curtis Ray Godbey

October 27, 1958 - April 8, 2016

Curtis “Curt” Ray Godbey passed away at his home in Cross Lanes on Friday, April 8, 2016. He was born in Charleston, WV on October 27, 1958. Curt graduated from Nitro High School in 1977.Curt’s passion for helping others led him to a career in paramedicine. He was an EMT for Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and a firefighter for the greater Kanawha Valley. Curt loved...
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William Joseph Thomas

February 12, 1972 - April 7, 2016

Bill Joseph Thomas, 44 of Charleston, WV passed away April 7th, 2016 at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. He was born in Alexandria Va. on February 12th, 1972. Bill was preceded in death by his mother Sharon Quinn Thomas. Surviving are his father, James Thomas; wife April D. Thomas; his five children Brice; Kelcee; Kaley; Billy and Hemmi; granddaughter Athena; one brother Jim ...
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Deloris C. Reveal

May 19, 1929 - April 2, 2016

Deloris “Rena” Reveal, homemaker and mother extraordinaire, died April 2, 2016 after a short illness.She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Romeo A. Reveal. They will now be together in the next life as they were on earth.Rena is survived by five children, daughter, Pat Moss, son and caregiver, David E., Michael D. and Robert, all of Cross Lanes, and son Chuck of...
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Robert Arlin Burford

January 4, 1935 - March 30, 2016

Robert A. Burford Jr., 81, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2016.Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert A. Burford and his mother, Martha Burford; and his late wife, Reba Ann (Wade) Burford.He is survived by his companion, Alice Ann Eskins of 23 years; his two sons, David (Renele) and Craig (Katie), both of Winton Salem, N.C.; and six grandchildren; two brothers and two...
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Ray Skeens

April 1, 1954 - March 28, 2016

Ray Skeens 61, of Cross Lanes went home to his Lord on March 28, 2016 . He was born April 1, 1954 in Charleston, WV. He was the son of Lawson and Gracie Skeens. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Kathie Skeens, sons Steven Skeens and Charles Cunningham and daughters, Marzetta Tomblin, Sherry Massey, April Parrish and Crystal Skeens, fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren....
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Irma Jean Price

November 24, 1925 - March 25, 2016

Irma Jean DeHart PriceIrma was born and raised in the Beckley area of Raleigh County, WV. She graduated from Marsh Fork High School in 1945. She married Joseph Lewis Price and started raising their children in Raleigh County. In 1963 they moved to Putnam County WV. and then to St. Albans, WV. where Irma lived for 30 years. She then moved to New Port Richey, FL in 1997. Irma lived her life taking...
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Nancy Jean Jeffers

February 12, 1949 - March 25, 2016

Nancy Jean Sayre Jeffers, died March 25, 2016 after a short illness with squamous cell carcinoma of the left tonsil. She was born February 12, 1949 in Charleston, WV and lived most of her life in Cross Lanes, WV. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Sayre. Survived by her son, Brian Jeffers and wife Lisly and her beloved granddaughter, Genevieve Emma; mother, Dora Sayre; sister,...
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Harold Wayne Johnson

September 15, 1952 - March 25, 2016

Harold Wayne Johnson 63, of Cross Lanes passed away Friday, March 25 at Saint Francis Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. He was born September 15, 1952 in Saint Albans, WV to the late Lawrence Johnson and Leona Belle Casto. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter Sherri Belle Johnson, brothers Roger, Pete, James and Frank Johnson. Harold was a loving husband, father, brother...
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Ruth Ann Ward

January 5, 1934 - March 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Rebecca Sue Fountain

May 23, 1943 - March 10, 2016

Rebecca Sue Fountain, of Cross Lanes, WV, received her angel wings at home surrounded by her loving family on March 10, 2016. She was born May 23, 1943. She retired from Marsh Associates of Charlotte NC in 2012. Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband John C. Fountain and daughter Carla J. Ferrell and her beloved schnauzer, Maggie Mae. Surviving are two daughters Tenia P. O’Dell and...
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Juanita D. Bowles

February 7, 1928 - March 6, 2016

Juanita Doris Elmore Bowles, 88, of Lebanon, Ohio, (formerly of Charleston – Belle and Rand areas) went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, after a long battle with Osteoarthritis.Born in Kanawha County, West Virginia, on February 7, 1928, Juanita was the only child of the late Clyde E. and Mamie Mae (Wentz) Elmore of Belle. She was preceded in death by her...
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William Joseph Seiber

February 20, 1977 - March 5, 2016

William “Will” J. Seiber, Jr., 39 of Buffalo, WV passed away early Saturday morning, March 5, 2016 at CAMC General Division from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born Feb. 20, 1977 in Charleston, WV.Will is survived by his father, William J. Seiber, Sr. and stepmother Nancy J. Seiber of Cross Lanes and mother, Ruby Smith Greer and stepfather Carl H. Greer, Jr. of Ripley,...
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Doris Jeanne Pritt

December 27, 1928 - February 18, 2016

Doris Jeanne Pritt passed away February 18, 2016, after a long illness. She was a life-long resident of Charleston and graduated from Charleston High School. She worked for and retired from the State of WV. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed participating in many sports, especially softball. Having no children of her own, she was very involved with her nieces and their families, Linda and...
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Chester A. Nichols

March 9, 1934 - February 17, 2016

Chester A. "Blue" Nichols escaped the bounds of Earth on February 17, 2016, from a traumatic brain injury and subsequent stroke from a fall at his home on Little Tyler Mountain on November 2, 2015.Born on March 9, 1934 to Dorothy and Chester Nichols he was a lifelong resident on Little Tyler Mountain. Blue was a member of Teamsters Local 175 and worked for 45 years for Blossom Dairy...
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Wilma A. Sanders

September 7, 1933 - February 12, 2016

Wilma A. “Aileen” Wiseman SandersAileen Sanders, 82, of Poca went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 12, 2016, in St. Francis Hospital.Aileen was born September 7, 1933, to the late Everett and Frances Wanner Wiseman.She was a graduate of Elkview High School, Class of 1951, and her sharp memory could offer day, time, and location of the ceremony.In 1959 she married Eugene Sanders...
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Perry Delano Shamblen

June 29, 1934 - February 10, 2016

Perry D. “Pete” Shamblen of Cross Lanes, passed away February 10, 2016 at the age of 81, at the Hubbard Hospice House. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betsy Johnson Shamblen; daughter Martha and husband Pete Cosby; grandsons Caleb; Isaac and Jonah of South Charleston and son Scott and wife Robin and granddaughters Audrey; Ava; Maggie and Molly of Charleston. He was predeceased...
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Opal Louise Mallett

February 28, 1917 - February 6, 2016

Opal Louise Mallett, 98, of Dunbar, went home to be with the Lord on February, 6th, 2016. She was born the daughter of the late James Floyd and Hazel Richardson Steele. She was also predeceased by her husband, George Mason Mallett; three brothers; Kenneth; Carlott and Ralph and one sister; Glendal. Surviving are two daughters; Donna Connolly and Judy Meeks; two sons; Dana (Sue) Mallett; Steven ...
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Firman Lee Harvey

June 10, 1952 - February 3, 2016

Firman Lee Harvey of Nitro/Cross Lanes died Wednesday February 3 2016 at his home at age 63. He was preceded in death by his first wife Sheila Chapman Harvey, his mother Georgie Ella Harvey Harvey and his father Everette Lee Harvey. He leaves behind ex-wife Pamela Jo Aliff Harvey, son Corey Lee Harvey, daughter Chelsea Marie Harvey, daughter-in-law Hannah Withrow Harvey, grandson Colt Benjamin...
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John Russell LaBarbara

September 10, 1946 - January 30, 2016

Russ LaBarbara, 69, of Cross Lanes, WV lost his long battle with cancer on Saturday, January 30th 2016 in the arms of his loving wife of 47 years, Dian, while surrounded by close family. He is the son of the late Jasper and Mary LaBarbara of Charleston.Russ was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and recently retired from Johnson Controls after a long career in the field of Mechanical...
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Eleanor R. Marshall

August 8, 1931 - January 27, 2016

Eleanor Rhea Marshall, 84, of Cross Lanes died on January 27, 2016. Her family honored her final request, which was to pass away at home surrounded by those she loved. She will be remembered for her Christian faith, her dedication to her family, and her strength to persevere.The sixth child born to parents, Virginia and Stanley Hudson, Eleanor was born on August 8, 1931. As a young child, she...
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Willa F. McKown

September 22, 1929 - January 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Timothy James Lake

May 24, 1989 - January 20, 2016

Timothy James Lake III (TJ), 26, passed away at his home, January 20, 2016. TJ was born in Charleston, WV, May 24, 1989. He moved to Dallas, Texas in January 1991 and returned to WV in 1999. I am blessed and privileged to have had him in my life and to call him my son. The words to follow will not be an average obituary but a condensed version of his life and the friends and family who were...
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Geraldine B. Elkins

May 28, 1928 - January 15, 2016

Geraldine B. ElkinsGeraldine B. Elkins, nee Patton, 87, passed away in Lakewood, Ohio, Friday, January 15, 2016. Mrs. Elkins was born in Charleston, West Virginia, daughter of the late Clarence and Ruby Patton.Geraldine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth R. Elkins, her parents and her sister, Emogene Harrison.Survivors include her daughters, Susan Scott (Roy) of Cleveland, Ohio...
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William Ray Spradling

April 1, 1936 - January 7, 2016

William Ray Spradling, 79 of Dunbar, passed away January 7th, 2016 after a long illness. He was born April 1st, 1936 the son of the late William Basil and Lucy Light Spradling. Ray is survived by his wife of 59 years, Loretta DeWees Spradling; 2 sons, Donnie and Danny; 4 Grandchildren Donnie Lee; Daniel; Aaron and Aftan and 9 Great Grandchildren; Morgan; DJ; Bryce; Logan; Jaiden; Bindi; Maddox;...
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Earl Richard Cobb

October 14, 1931 - January 7, 2016

EARL RICHARD COBBEarl Richard Cobb, 84, of Cross Lanes passed on January 7th 2016. He lived on one year and 11 weeks after losing his greatest companion and wife of 50 years, Carmela Cobb. Richard was born in Advent, WV, one of nine children born of Zolly and Dovie Cobb, and was the baby in the family, and the last in that family to leave this earth. His brothers Harvey, John, Herbert, Bob and...
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Earl F. Rollins

November 27, 1928 - January 7, 2016

Earl F. Rollins, 87, of Cross Lanes, passed away January 7, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.He was born on Nov. 27, 1928 in Sissonville, WV, the son of the late Ronald Earl and Margaret Elizabeth Casdorph Rollins. He was a veteran of the US Army serving as a medic in Korea. He retired from Avtex Fibers and Kanawha Steel. Earl loved to hunt, fish, play bingo, and watch dirt track...
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Kathleen Dye Caldwell

February 3, 1924 - January 5, 2016

CALDWELL, Kathleen Dye, 91, of Henrico, Va., passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. She was born on February 3, 1924, in Spencer, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Pendleton Caldwell; her parents, Esta Nester Dye and Clark Dye; her brother, Orland Dye; and grandson, Eric Caldwell Todd. She graduated from Spencer High School in Spencer, West Virginia. After her marriage...
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Foster Bryan Burdette

October 6, 1937 - December 30, 2015

Foster Burdette, 78, of Kenna WV, passed away on Wednesday, December 30th at Edgewood Summit after a long fight with Parkinson’s Disease.Foster was born on October 6, 1937 and was the son of the late Otie and Biddie Burdette. Foster was preceded in death by his brothers Harold, Leftridge “Lefty”, and Hank Burdette and Wendell Reynolds and his sisters Marjorie Hinzman and Emogene...
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Thomas Denvil Plumley

November 26, 1948 - December 26, 2015

Thomas Denvil Plumley "Plum" 67, of Tyler Mountain, was surrounded by his loved ones when he was called home to the Lord on December 26th 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House West after a long battle with cancer.Tom was a Navy veteran and proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. He was a charter member of the Cross Lanes Community Watch. He was a member of Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire...
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Kenneth Alan Hayes

May 21, 1954 - December 23, 2015

Kenneth Alan Hayes, 61, of Cross Lanes, WV, passed away Dec. 23, 2015 at his home following a long illness.He was born in Charleston, WV on May 21, 1954, a son to Dolores Blackshire Cobb. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. In addition to working for the US Postal Service, he was the union representative for Mail Handlers, Local 305.In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife...
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Katherine Joy Whitten

December 25, 1964 - December 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Emmogene O. Craigo

October 2, 1921 - December 17, 2015

Mrs. Emmogene (Emma) Craigo, passed away at Hubbard Hospice West, South Charleston, surrounded by her loving family on Thurs. Dec. 17, 2015 at the age of 94.Emma was born on October 2, 1921, in Longacre, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert O’Dell and the late Moriah (Welcher) O’Dell.She was one of six children; five sisters; and one brother; all of whom preceded Emma in death.Emma...
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Jacqueline Veljean Williams

August 6, 1955 - December 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Jared Brett Linkenauger

October 7, 1988 - December 12, 2015

Jared Brett Linkenauger , 27, of Cross Lanes, lost his lengthy battle with addiction on December 12, 2015.Jared was born October 7, 1988, the youngest son of Timothy John and Jill Denise Linkenauger. He was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Quinton Young, and paternal grandmother, Margaret McClain. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother, Timothy John Linkenauger II of Cross...
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Howard Cyril Beverley

March 6, 1930 - December 6, 2015

Howard Cyril Beverley, 85, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia passed away, Sunday December 6, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House of Alzheimer’s Disease. Son of the late Rufus Lawrence and Eva Evalina (Jordan) Beverley, he was born on March 6, 1930 in Kilsyth, WV. He graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1947 and worked as a coal miner until serving in the United States Marine Corps (1952-1953). He...
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Charles Sam Raynes

October 19, 1929 - December 5, 2015

Charles Sam (Sam) Raynes, 86, of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 5, 2015, after a long illness at home, surrounded by family, friends and neighbors.He was born October 19, 1929 in Kanawha County, the son of the late Lewis Campbell Raynes and Nellie J. Casto. He was preceded in death by his wife Jessie L. Raynes, four brothers, Lester, Lloyd, Glenn, Clarence and three...
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Raymond J. Flint

November 7, 1946 - November 30, 2015

Raymond Jack “Pack Rat” Flint of Cross Lanes, WV passed away November 30th, 2015 after a long illness. Ray was 69 years old; he was preceded in death by his parents William and Effie Cutlip Flint. Ray is survived by a host of friends and co-workers. He was a Christian and Attended Fisher Memorial Church in Kenna, WV.Ray retired from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office in 2011...
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James Wallace Stewart

March 19, 1958 - November 28, 2015

James W. Stewart, 57 of Nitro passed away November 28, 2015. He was born March 19th, 1958 the son of the late James H. Stewart and Pauline F. Hackworth of Cross Lanes. Surviving are his two daughters, Katie Stewart of Charleston, Diane Sager of Ohio; two grandsons and his three sisters, Kimberly Jill Donley of Montrose, CO; Katherine Joy Whitten of Shelby, NC and Katrina J. Taylor (David) of...
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Clarice Mildred Berry

February 12, 1915 - November 22, 2015

Clarice Mildred Berry, age 100 of South Charleston, passed away November 22, 2015. She was born at Emporium Pa. the daughter of the late Douglas and Ida Mae Atkinson Ingram, she was also predeceased by her husband Harry Everett Berry. Surviving are her daughter Lela Johnson (Ron); Grandchildren Stephanie Coccari (Gene); Christy Wilkinson and fiancé Mark Shabdue; Allison Hughart and husband...
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Mary Grace Jackson

March 18, 1927 - November 21, 2015

Mary Grace Pelley Jackson, 88 of Letart, WV passed away November 21, 2015. She was born in Grafton, WV the daughter of the late George Dallas and Lillie Alta Zumbro Keener Sr. Mary was also predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Fredrick Pelley; 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Surviving are her 3 daughters; Connie Dougherty; Cynthia Brown (Steven); and Cathy Croson Meeks; 3 sisters; Juanita Sue...
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Nora Stevenson

November 7, 1921 - November 6, 2015

Nora Albright Stevenson, 93, formerly of Chesapeake, WV passed away Nov. 6, 2015 in Jacksonville, Fl. She was predeceased by her Husband, Willard Stevenson; her sons, Larry and Gerald Stevenson. Nora is survived by two sons, Lonnie and Doliver Stevenson and a daughter Patricia Justice; also surviving is her brother Henry Albright; 10 grandchildren; Jimmy; Ricky; Vanessa; Charlie Jim; Josh;...
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Glen Lee Ellison

January 6, 1914 - November 5, 2015

Glen Lee Ellison, age 101, of Charleston, passed away on November 5, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Surely his faithful and continuous prayers to the Lord to take him home have been answered. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 6, 1914 to James E. and Ruth A. Ellison. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of sixty five years, Delores (Dee) and his...
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Brandi Leigh Hall

June 4, 1982 - November 1, 2015

Brandi Leigh Conley Hall had the Angels escort her to Heaven on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.She was born June 4, 1982 to her parents, Tina Davis and Elvin Conley. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Eric Hall, and their beautiful children, Raychel Paige (14), Brandon Chad (11) and Caleb Jay Hall (3). She also loved and was loved dearly by her stepfather,...
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Phyllis Jean Herndon

March 5, 1933 - October 28, 2015

Phyllis J. Herndon, 82 of Charleston, passed away Oct. 28, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert E. Herndon and her 4 children, Terry; Larry; Linda and Diana, also surviving are 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 1:00pm at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church with The Rev. Dr. Gary Nelson...
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Felix Edward Porter

April 16, 1932 - October 28, 2015

Felix Edward Porter (April 16, 1932-October 28, 2015), a husband, brother, father, and Papaw to many, returned home after a long journey. He is remembered for his kindness, thoughtfulness, and joy for life. He never met a stranger, regardless of where he roamed.Felix was born in Hamlin, WV the youngest of five children. After meeting the love of his life, Bonny, he relocated to Cross Lanes, WV...
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Wilma Pauline Bailey

May 16, 1924 - October 18, 2015

Wilma “Mookie” Bailey 91 of Poca was called to heaven on October 18, 2015, after a battle with cancer. Wilma was a loving wife for 69 years to James H. Bailey. Wonderful Mother to James K. Bailey (Vickie) of Poca, Jerry W. Bailey (Gail) of Medina, and Gladys Redman (Jerry) of Poca. She was the very proud Grandmother of 7 Grandchildren; Karen Patton (Michael) of Poca, Christy Ward ...
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Seth Michael Trader

August 6, 1987 - October 12, 2015

Seth Michael Trader, 28, of Cross Lanes, passed away Monday, October 12, 2015 at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Huntington.A native of Cross Lanes, Seth was born August 6, 1987. He had attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church in St. Albans, and was a Christian. He was a 2005 graduate of Nitro High School where he was voted Best Personality by his classmates. He also escorted the Homecoming Queen...
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Jeffrey Clay Reveal

March 18, 1962 - October 8, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Forrest J. Messenger

October 22, 1924 - October 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Sheree Jeanne Compton

October 27, 1956 - October 4, 2015

Sheree Jeanne Compton, 58 of Cross Lanes passed away October 4th, 2015 after a long hard fought battle with cancer. She was born in Williamson, WV the daughter of the late Pearl and Irene Meade Compton, she was also preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Compton. Sheree was retired as The Director of Administration at the West Virginia Division of Cultural and History. She is survived by her son...
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Audrey June Meadows

January 16, 1931 - October 1, 2015

Audrey June Meadows, 84, formerly of Charleston, WV passed away October 1, 2015 in Ocala Fl. She was born January 16, 1931 the daughter of the late Clark and Nona Thomas Wheeler. Surviving are 3 sons, Herbert (Norma) Meadows Jr.; Everette (Vickie) Meadows; Williams (Leslie) Meadows and 2 daughters Barbara Ann (Bob) Weser; Belita (Tim) Jarrett; Grandchildren Adam; Lindsey; Jesse; and Great...
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Joy Ann Hohstadt

August 14, 1932 - September 26, 2015

Joy Ann Hohstadt, age 83, of Teays Valley, West Virginia, went home to be with Jesus onSeptember 26, 2015. She is rejoicing in the presence of her brother, Frank, Jr., her sister, Margaret Friend, and her baby daughter, Helen Virginia Greenlief ; and joining her parents, Frank and Helen Tyo, to whom she was born to on August 14, 1932. Throughout her life as a homemaker she enjoyed gardening and...
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Henry Quinton Young

October 15, 1933 - September 22, 2015

Quinton Young, 81, of Dunbar, passed away after a lengthy illness, on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at the Hubbard Hospice House West with his loving wife and daughter by his side.He was born October 15, 1933, in Charleston, WV, the youngest son of the late Robert E., Sr., and Mary E. Young. In addition to his parents, Quinton was predeceased by sister, Betty R. Duncan and brother, Robert E. Young...
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Genevieve Jones Miller

November 20, 1927 - September 21, 2015

Genevieve Jones MillerGenevieve Jones Miller, of Hurricane, died Monday, September 21 after a short illness. She was 87.She was a devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, who was treasured and respected by her family, her wide circle of friends, especially her friends at TOPS WV 530 and members of her church community.She was born in Fayette County, a daughter of the late John D. and...
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Christina Ann Goldman

March 8, 1989 - September 15, 2015

Christina GoldmanChristina Ann Goldman, 26, of Cross Lanes, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 15th 2015.Born March 8, 1989 at Logan General Hospital, Logan, she is the adopted daughter of The Rev. Mark W. and Brenda K. Goldman.Christina was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Huntington. She enjoyed time with her daughter, drawing, writing poetry, listening to music,...
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Elmer Clayton White

June 28, 1920 - September 12, 2015

Elmer Clayton White, 95, of Ormond Beach, FL., formerly of Pomeroy and Logan, OH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2015. He was born in Lincoln County, WV on June 28, 1920. He was the son of the late Edward Michael White and Lula Mae Hollandsworth White. He was a graduate of Guyan Valley High School, Branchland, WV, class of 1939 and the Valparaiso, Indiana,, School of Telegraphy...
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Dorothy Lee Stover

September 25, 1933 - September 4, 2015

Dorothy Cochran Stover, 81, of Poca went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 4, 2015 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.She was born on Sept. 25, 1933 in Putnam County, WV, the daughter of the late Chester and Verna Lett Cochran. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Wayne Stover.Before becoming a homemaker, she worked at Newberry’s Dime Store for a short...
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Walter Curtis Dudley

April 22, 1931 - August 31, 2015

Walter C. Dudley, Jr. , 84, of Cross Lanes, WV, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 31, 2015 at CAMC-Memorial Hospital.He was born on April 22, 1931, in Charleston, the son of the late Walter Curtis, Sr. and Leva Frances Casdorph Dudley. Also preceding him in death was his twin sister, Wanda Dudley Williams and another sister, Virginia Dudley Tabor.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lillie Fay...
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Thurma Mae Zickafoose

March 18, 1919 - August 29, 2015

Thurma Mae Zickafoose, 96, of Nitro, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House West.Mae was born on March 18, 1919 in Fayette County, WV, a daughter of the late John G. and Maxie Shaver Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Grady R. Zickafoose; one daughter, Darlene Zickafoose; one son, Grady, Jr.; a special grandson, Justin D.. Zickafoose; two...
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Homer E. Jameson

February 20, 1937 - August 27, 2015

Homer Eugene “Jamie” Jameson, 78, of Belle, WV passed away August 27, 2015 at his home following a long illness.He was born on Feb. 20, 1937 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Homer Luther and Lena Eugene Quinn Jameson. He was veteran of both the US Army and US Navy. He retired from Tom’s Supermarket in Chesapeake after more than 30 years.He is survived by his son, Homer ...
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Darrell Kenneth Wells

October 13, 1939 - August 26, 2015

Darrell “DK” Kenneth Wells Sr. 75 of Charleston WV, passed away August 26th 2015. He was preceded in death by his Step Father and Mother, Howard and Grovie Lanham. Surviving are his wife of 54 years Faye Wells of Charleston; two sons Kenny (Karen) Wells and Jeff (Regan) Wells. Also surviving are his two grandsons Christopher and Colten Wells, who were the love of his life and Brother...
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Norma Jean Knowles

December 22, 1928 - August 26, 2015

Norma Jean Knowles, 86 of Charleston, WV passed away, August 26, 2015. She was born December 22nd 1928 at Whitesville, WV the daughter of the late Arvil Sampson and Althea Hodges Racer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William M. Knowles, Sr. her brother Glen William Racer, sister Aileen Easter Ryder and granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Hudson. Norma is survived by two sons and a...
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Gerald Lee Rodgers

March 2, 1925 - August 23, 2015

Gerald Lee Rodgers, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Bluffton, SC. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Loretta Mae (Harkins) Rodgers; his sons, Wayne (Debbie) Rodgers of Bluffton, SC and Neil (Kay) Rodgers of Moncks Corner, SC; his brothers, George (Betty) Rodgers of St. Albans, WV and Dallas (Linda) Rodgers of Charleston,WV; four...
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Mattie Shepherd Rhodes

March 8, 1942 - August 20, 2015

Mattie Shepherd Rhodes, 73, of Charleston, WV, passed away Aug. 20, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House following an extended illness.She was born on March 8, 1942 in Roxana, KY, a daughter of the late Tressie and Emma Collins Shepherd. Mattie graduated from Knightstown High School in Knightstown, Indiana. She retired from Sears, Roebuck, and Co. and was an active member of King’s Way Christian...
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Hobert Eugene Vannatter

December 8, 1940 - August 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Doris Harrah

September 17, 1931 - August 9, 2015

Doris Dawn Harrah, 83, passed away on August 9, 2015. She was born on September 17, 1931 in Charleston, WV to Dewey and Mary Smith. Doris graduated from Dunbar High School in 1949. After high school she attended Morris Harvey College, and later received an education degree from West Virginia State College. During her 30 years with Kanawha County Schools, she taught at Point Harmony Elementary,...
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Jacqueline Lee Cope

October 7, 1944 - August 8, 2015

Jacqueline Lee Cope, 70, of Cross Lanes, WV passed away Aug. 8, 2015 at her home.She was born on Oct. 7, 1944 in Elyria, OH, a daughter of Thelma Dill of LaGrange, OH. She is also survived by her three sons, Robert Dill of LaGrange, OH, Chris Cope of Charleston, WV, and Clinton Cope of Charleston, WV; her two daughters, Lora Vanoy of Cross Lanes, WV and Sarah Jackson of Charleston, WV; two...
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Norma Payne

November 25, 1933 - August 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Edsel Khurn Null

September 21, 1957 - July 29, 2015

Edsel K. Null, 57 of Navarre, FL, formerly of Cross Lanes, WV, passed away July 29, 2015 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman D. Null.Edsel is survived by his mother, Wanda J. Null of Cross Lanes; two brothers, Roger D. Null of Poca and Michael D. Null of Cross Lanes; his special aunt, Doris Landers and her family; and close friends, Ray...
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Gregory Alan Hemetek

April 4, 1960 - July 26, 2015

Gregory Alan Hemetek, 55, of Cross Lanes, passed away July 26, 2015 after a long illness.He was a Navy veteran and a member of the DAV.Greg is survived by his longtime companion, Stacy Seacrest, her son, Tyler Seacrest, and Greg’s son, 10-year-old Zachary Alan Hemetek, whom he cherished and loved. Also surviving are his brother, Joe Hemetek of Charleston; his mother, Phyllis Mae Hemetek of...
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