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Obituaries For Week of April 22

Douglas Arthur Adkison
Douglas Arthur Adkison, 3 months old, of Buffalo, went to be with Jesus on April 13, 2021.
Douglas is preceded in death by his great grandmother Sara Elizabeth Withrow.
He is survived by his parents John Ellsworth and Cassandra Adkison; sister Lillyaunna Adkison; grandparents Tina Marie Adkison, John Ellsworth Adkison, Jr., James Richard Sanders and Tanya Dawn Sanders; great grandparents George Arthur Withrow, Jr. and Bernice Ann Casto and four aunts Isabelle Hope Cummings, Brittney Sanders, Anita Scott and Brianna Adkison.
A tribute to the life of Douglas was held Monday, April 19, 2021, with Pastor Melissa Pratt officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Ronald “Ronnie” Bonnett born April 21, 1939, at Black Betsy, died peacefully at the Teays Valley CAMC Hospital on the morning of April 4 with family by his side. He was a lifelong resident of Nitro and the son of Charles E. Bonnett and Sylvia M. Bonnett. He was preceded in death by his sisters Geraldine “Dean” Bonnett, Wanda “Toots” Steele, Pauline Winter, Ella “Sissy” Litton, Georgianna “Teeny” Saunders, and Belbo Bonnett who died in infancy. Ronnie was also preceded in death by his brothers James “Sonny” Bonnett and Buster Bonnett who died in infancy. Ronnie was the youngest and the last of his siblings. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned.

Caitlin Ashley Buck
Caitlin Ashley Buck, 26, of Leon, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, after suffering a long term battle with addiction. Caitlin always feared she would never leave a mark on this world but failed to see how immensely she was loved by everyone that knew her. Caitlin had the loudest laugh and it filled the room and always made you laugh. Caitlin had a warmth that drew you near her. Even though her addiction has taken her away too soon, the profound impact she has made on so many lives can never be replaced or forgotten.
She is preceded in death by her favorite aunt Rose Marie Thomas; maternal grandfather, Charles Buck and maternal great grandmother, Carrol Pack.
Caitlin is survived by her beloved daughter, Ellisyn Rose Marie; maternal great grandmother, Roxie Stone of Mason; paternal grandfather, George Vories of Carrolton KY, maternal grandmother, Deborah (Glen) Collins of Leon; mother, Melissa (Justin) Bocook of Racine OH; twin sister, Kyala (Alan) Doerfler of Columbus OH; sister, Autum; brothers, James (Taylor) Vories of Hurricane and Hunter (Chelsea) Workman of Charleston; uncle, Jason (Barbara) Buck of Hilliard OH; nephews, Braylon , Breckin, Rowen and Colton; nieces, Amelia and Gracelynn. She is also survived by countless cousins, extended family and friends .
Funeral service was Monday April 19, 2021, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Sherry Shamblin officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.

Howard Grant
Howard Lee Grant, 59, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away on April 12, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House, South Charleston.
He was born on March 1, 1962, to the late Clayton O. and Margie Chapman Grant. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sisters Anita Fay Grant and Marilyn Grant-Edwards; brothers: Bill, Bobby, Eddie, Sam, and Mike Grant.
Howard was a loving husband, father, brother and paw paw.
Surviving him are his loving wife of 15 years: Donna Grant; his daughters: Nikki and Krystal; his sons: Justin and Chris; grandchildren: Evan and Peyton; sisters: Oretha Jeffers; brothers: Gene, Donnie and Roy Grant, as well many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Graveside service was Friday, April 16, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom, with Pastor Mike Ramsey officiating.

Rickey Alan King
Rickey Alan King, 60, of Buffalo, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. Mary’s Medical Center following a short illness. He was a member of the Winfield Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a longtime employee of Putnam County Schools. Rick was giving, caring, didn’t know a stranger and was loved by all.
Born December 22, 1960 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of Pauline Spencer King and the late Robert Leon King.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Toni Fultz King; son, Aaron King (Brianne Cochran) of Evans; daughter, Amanda King of Buffalo; grandchildren, Lincoln and Kaleb King of Evans; sister, Penny (Rick) May of Huber Heights OH; brothers, Terry (Lisa) King of Waynesville OH and Jeff King of Dayton OH.
In an effort to keep everyone safe, Rick’s Memorial Service will be held Virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 with Alejandro Flores officiating. To attend the memorial service, send a simple email request (“I wish to attend Rick’s Memorial Service”) to [email protected], and the link to attend will be sent to you. Deadline to request a link is Friday, April 23, 2021.

Harry L. Marcum
Harry Lawrence Marcum, 80, of Hurricane, passed away April 13, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor M. and Mattie (Trail) Marcum and brother Taylor E. “Tink” Marcum.
Harry retired from the United Mine Workers with many years of service. He also served his country in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, James B. and Arvada F. Marcum of St. Albans, two nephews, Terry Marcum of Holly Hill, FL and Mike Marcum of Ormond Beach, FL, niece, Betsy A. Garrett of Cross Lanes, sister-in-law, Patricia Marcum of Holly Hill, FL and several special friends.
A graveside service was held Monday, April 19, 2021 at Forest Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Milton. Burial was in the memorial park.

Rev. Kenneth Markham
Rev. Kenneth Eugene Markham, 77, of Hurricane went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at home after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
He retired from the South Charleston Stamping Plant where he served as president of the United Auto Workers Union. Kenneth was the former pastor at Prayer and Faith Wesleyan Church where he was a member and attended faithfully for his entire life until his illness when he became a member of The Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene in Hurricane, West Virginia.
Kenneth graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1962. He was the owner of the King Printing Company in Charleston. He was an avid lover of NASCAR and competed in drag racing most of his life. Kenneth was a Ham Radio operator with call sign (KB8RZJ) and a member of the Corvette and GTO clubs, where he made numerous friends.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents Silbern and Ednah Markham, brothers Harold and Earnest (Paul), along with sisters Mary Carney, Helen Allums, Glenna Jones, and LouAllen Markham.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Eunice F. (Summers) Markham, Daughters: Edna Carmail Hall and husband Steve of Virginia and Tina Eugenia Burroughs and husband Steve of Hurricane. Ken had 4 grandchildren that he adored and was a wonderful Papaw to: Natasha Flowers and husband David of Frazier’s Bottom, Jonathan Nelson and wife Courtney of Charleston, Maretta Nelson of Hurricane, and Kearn Brown of Milton. He was never prouder than he was when he became a Great-Grandpa to his Great-Grandson: Kristofer Nelson. He is also survived by his brothers: James Markham of Akron, Ohio and Meredith Markham of Point Blank, Texas as well as his sister Margie Poulson, and a host of nieces , nephews, family, and friends.
Kenneth will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved his Lord Jesus above all else.
Memorial service for Kenneth will be held at 2p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene with grandson, Pastor Jonathan Nelson, officiating.

Donald “Eddy” Martin Jr.
Donald “Eddy” Martin Jr., 61, of Hurricane, passed away peacefully April 14, 2021 at C.A.M.C. Teays Valley Hospital.
Eddy was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ where he attended regularly as long as he was able. He was a Graduate of Winfield High School and attended Vocational school where he studied electronics. Eddy had many interests which included Railroad memorabilia, Civil War, World War I and II, antiques, photography and many other interests.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Martin Sr., Grandparents Birt and Nettie Boggess and Roy and Alice Martin.
Eddy is survived by his loving mother, Violet “Peggy” Martin, several cousins, many friends and two very special friends Ann Gibson and Bernadine Harrison.
Funeral service was Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home with Minister D.J. Curry officiating. Burial was in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty.

Frankie Hancock McClellan
Frankie Caroline Cecil Hancock McClellan went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Frankie accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 13 years at a community revival. She did not follow in Baptism until 1976 by Rev. Mickey Wick at Judson Baptist Church where she attended regularly and served in the ABWM, Bible School, Sunday School Teacher, cemetery committee, sang in the choir and prayer circle chain.
She was born December 10, 1941, to Frank and Annie Cecil in Christiansburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her parent; two sisters, Anne Moore and Dorotha Epperly; her first husband of 26 years, Charles Hancock and second husband of 2 ½ years, Howard McClellan.
Frankie is survived by her son, Charles “Chuck” Hancock of Winfield, his children, Matthew, Megan, Charlie Rose and Ramsie; son, William Hancock (Catrina) of LaGrange, KY and their children, Jacob, Sydney, Tate, Parker and Emma.
Frankie loved her family and their vacations to celebrate high school graduations. Her back porch was a place she spent many hours praying, reading and enjoying the birds. She spent her time, energy and resources on other people and was known for writing cards to anyone needing encouragement, especially young people who were away from home for the first time in college or the military. Frankie spent countless hours taking friends to appointments and the grocery store and always took them to their favorite place to eat on the way home. Her life is an example of how to treat others.
Funeral service was Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Judson Baptist Church, Winfield, with Pastor Sam Gassaway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Jennings Douglas Miller of Scott Depot, passed away suddenly, Sunday, April 11, 2021.
The son of Jennings and Beulah Miller, Doug was born September 15, 1944 in Charleston. He was a graduate of St. Albans High School, Concord College, and Kent State University. After teaching at Paden City, Magnolia, and Wheeling Park High Schools, he retired as a professor in the business department of West Liberty State College. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf, but his biggest pleasure was spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren in various sports and activities.
Doug is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eileen McKay Miller, his son Jay, daughter-in-law Amy, grandchildren Emma, Jayce, and Jared and his sister Sara. Because Doug generously donated his body to Marshall University School of Medicine, there will be no formal services.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in his honor can be given to the Will Washburn Foundation at LLWW, 19 Brookgreen Drive, Hurricane WV 25526.

Alvis Lee Null
Alvis Lee Null, age 67, went home to be with his Lord, April 9, 2021, with his loving and caring wife, Sandy and step- daughter, Dawn by his side in Diamondhead, MS.
Born and raised in Buffalo, he was a 1971 graduate of Buffalo High School. He lived for several years in North Myrtle Beach, SC and spent every spring and summer in Pocahontas Co. The day after his graduation from high school, at the age of 17, he got on the JS Lewis river boat but later had to get off and wait until he was 18 (later the Charles R Stevenson riverboat). That began his career, which led to Captain of many boats on the Kanawha, Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. After retirement as a river boat Captain, he later started his own business, Null Contracting in SC. Alvis loved the mountains of WV. That is where he met his wife, Sandy. He loved his family dearly and always kept us close. He loved the town of Buffalo where he grew up. He coached Pony League for serval years. In his younger day’s he loved hunting, fishing and trapping with his friends. In his life’s journey he gathered many friends along the way. He cherished each one. He was a kind and giving man. Alvis loved telling stories and especially sharing the scriptures. He was a great teacher of the bible and that is what he loved most. He loved writing poetry and wood working in his free time. He attended Barefoot Church in North Myrtle Beach, The Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro WV and was a member of Shepherds Chapel. He was a wonderful son, father, loving husband and the best brother his sisters could ever have. He will be so missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Lee Null, his mother Phyllis Tucker Legg, sisters Yvonne Null, Loretta (Bill) Errett, whom he dearly loved, grandparents Everett and Helen Tucker, Vinton and Edna Null and father-in law, Homer Workman.
In addition to his wife Sandy, he is survived by his step- daughter, Dawn Duke (Mike) of LA; his 2 granddaughters, whom he dearly loved, Mya and Sydney Null; daughter in law, Sheena; sisters, Marlene Thornton (Arnold) of Buffalo, Carlene Shinn (Conrad Cain) of Buffalo, Sharlene McDaniel (Bucky) of Hurricane and Susie Young (Phil) of Buffalo; step father, Ed Legg of Buffalo.
Alvis wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Judith A. O’Brien
Judith A. O’Brien, 76, of Hurricane, entered the gates of Heaven on April 12, 2021 to be united with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and reunited with her “Sweet Baby” and husband, George O’Brien.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Maxine (Daniels) Shuff, sister Glenna Shaffer, and the love of her life, George O’Brien.
Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Richard (Teresa) O’Brien, Shawn (Raina) O’Brien; and daughter, Krista (Lee) Chapman; nine grandchildren, whom she adored, Mackenzie (Matt) Salyers, Ashleigh (Jordan) Thomas, Jonah, Colton (Kayla), Chandler, and Carigan O’Brien, Blair, Wyatt and Sawyer Chapman; three great granddaughters Evangeline and Adeline Salyers and Apphia O’Brien; sister, Janet Taylor. Very special sister-in-law, Dorma Castano of Tucson, AZ and lifetime friend Linda Clark.
Judy will always be remembered for her quick wit, spot on impersonations, and loving candor. She took pride in caring for her “sweet baby” George during his illness and despite being sick herself, she showed a selfless love practicing her wedding vows of 54 years. Judy loved her church family and pastors of Teays Valley Baptist Church, as well as singing in the choir.
Judy gloriously accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior 55 years ago, initializing a Christian heritage. The most treasured gift a mother could leave behind. She also leaves behind fond memories as a loving wife, wise mother and loyal friend. In addition to her deep love for family, she always provided an ear to listen, slow tongue to respond, a wealth of wisdom, and an effective prayer partner. Judy will always be remembered as an encourager and motivator.
Funeral service for Judy was Friday, April 16, 2021 at Teays Valley Baptist Church, Hurricane, with Rev. Dr. John D. Smith officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Hurricane.

Leoma Caudill Roberts, 94, of Hurricane, formerly of Madison, West Virginia, left this world of suffering and pain to be in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 17, 2021. She entered Paradise at her home peacefully with family by her side following a major stroke on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, and a second stroke on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Leoma was born and raised on Mud River in Lincoln County, WV on August 27, 1926 to the late Ola Mae and Doutin E. Caudill. She was the fourth of eight children. Leoma graduated from Duval High School in 1945 and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Morris Harvey College now The University of Charleston in 1965. She later earned a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education as a Reading Specialists from Marshall University in 1977. Leoma was a loved and devoted teacher for 36 years to many children in Boone County School System. Included in the 36 years was her first teaching job in a one room school building with a pot belly stove providing heat in the wintertime. Upon retiring from teaching in the public school system, Leoma volunteered to teach in a Christian School in the county. However, wherever she was her teaching never stopped
In addition to her husband, Bryce Roberts, Leoma was preceded in death by her parents Ola Mae and Doutin Caudill; her brothers, Odell Caudill, Raymond Caudill and Paul Caudill plus her sisters, Wilma Caudill Dotson and Juanita Caudill Hill. She is survived by her sisters, Joan Caudill Miller of Mims, Florida, and Charlotte Caudill Hinsley of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; her four children, Mary Jane Starkey of Bristow, Virginia, Lora Fulton Price (Lloyd) of Hurricane, WV, Johnny Roberts of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Keith Roberts (Rita) of Belton, South Carolina. Grandchildren (Jane’s) David Starkey, Joe Starkey, (Lora’s) Burt Fulton (Leah), Charles Fulton (Kristen), Mary Ann Kincaid (John); (Johnny’s) Rachel Chandler (Kyle), Rebecca Roberts and Julie Roberts; (Keith’s) Kari Richey, Kristi Roberts; 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Leoma was baptized into Christ in June of 1947 and has served in many congregations of the Church of Christ after that date. Since the early 1980’s she was an active member of the Danville, Church of Christ and later the Rock Creek Church of Christ where she taught Bible classes to all ages of children and adults.
After moving to Hurricane in 2015, she continued her service to the Lord as a member of the Hurricane Church of Christ. In addition to her work in her church, she was an active member of several community organizations including the Order of Eastern Star, American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Kappa and the Association of Retired Teachers. She held offices in each of these organizations. Her hobbies included sewing of any kind, hand embroidering, gardening, both vegetable and flowers (she loved her flowers and was very proud of her flower gardens) and working crossword puzzles. Leoma was an avid reader of many books especially the Bible. She spent countless hours reading and studying her Bible and putting into practice what she read. She was a pristine example of a Christian woman and her faith in and her love of God was and is an inspiration and encouragement not only to her children but to her family and friends everywhere. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by all.
A celebration of her life was held Wednesday, April 21, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Beverly S. Rust
Beverly S. Rust, 74, of Poca, passed away April 15, 2021, in the Hubbard Hospice House West.
Beverly is a member of Shalom Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Enoch “Roy” Rust; daughter Amber Wickline; grandchildren Hallie Wickline, McKenzie Wickline, Kala Carnefix and J-lyn Carnefix and sister Sabrina Rollins.
A tribute to the life of Mrs. Beverly S. Rust will be noon, Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Shalom Baptist Church, 11479 Hurricane Creek Rd., Fraziers Bottom, with Pastor Bernie Gatens officiating.

Carolyn Sue Turkelson
Carolyn Sue Turkelson, 76, of Scott Depot, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Tressie Kirk and siblings, Rosalee Soard and Larry Kirk.
Sue retired from Kroger with over 20 years of service, at the Cross Lanes and Teays Valley stores. Some of Sue’s greatest loves were her family, her dog Sadie; cat, Smokey and her wonderful neighbors and friends. When you went to visit the Turkelson family at their home, you were welcomed with open arms by Sue and treated just like family. Her kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert “Turk” Turkelson; children, Angie Turkelson of St. Albans and John Turkelson of Carson City, Nevada, several nieces and nephews, her wonderful neighbors and friends.
Graveside service was Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, with The Rev. Cheryl Winter officiating. Burial was in the memorial park.

Chelsea Lynn Weaver
Chelsea Lynn Weaver, 29, of Buffalo, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021.
Born January 15, 1992, she was the daughter of Richard A. Weaver, Jr. of Buffalo, and Amy Lynn Guinn of Red House. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Richard Weaver, and Dannie Cooper; and uncle, Paul Cooper.
In addition to her parents, Chelsea is survived by her children, Jayce, Bryce, and Jaelyn; brother, Jadon Guinn; grandparents, Wanda Weaver, Peggy Cooper, and John and Sue Persinger; uncle, Bill Weaver; aunt, Angel Clagg; and special cousin, Courtney Weaver.
In accordance with her wishes, her body was cremated. There are no services planned for the public at this time.

Mike White
Michael S. White, 54, of Scott Depot, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Donald White Jr. and Stella Janice Spence White.
“Mike” as he was known by family and friends was a former truck driver and was an avid chess player.
He is survived by his son, Brandon Michael White of Poca; granddaughter, Sadie Mae White; sisters, Helen Colleen White of Scott Depot and Debbie Sullivan (Michael) of St. Albans and niece Amy Bayes.
Mike’s wishes were to be cremated.

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