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Obituaries for Week of October 28

Marion Frances Call, 92 yrs. old, beloved mother of Janet, Donna and Tim passed away October 19 from Covid.
Mom loved farm life, gardening and canning what she raised, growing beautiful plants, trees, and flowers. She was most content in the outside world raising chickens, collecting their eggs, and feeding the birds. Mom was an excellent seamstress making all our clothes including dresses, coats, dad’s suits and ties and the pajamas with cuffed pants that he loved the best. She taught us to cook, sew, knit & crochet and believed in hard work as one way to be happy. She loved her church and always knew what decisions the right ones were. Her happiest times were spent growing up on Peach Ridge and she had plenty of stories to tell about her family’s life there.
Mom’s great loves were her parents, her husband, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by us all as she remains the happiest most content person we’ve ever known. Mom always woke up with a smile on her face ready to live the day fully.
Funeral service was private due to Covid.

Linda Faye (Rose) Davis, 78, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 21, 2021 after a long illness. She was preceded by her Parents, Edward and Opal Rose, Siblings Alan Rose, JoAnn Rose. Children Eddie Dinguss and Mary Gray.
She is survived by daughters Kimberly (John) Sowards, and Lisa Castaneda, son James (Desiree) Dinguss, Brothers, Wendell Rose, Jack Rose, Frankie Rose, Glen Rose, and Richard Rose, Sisters Ada Call and Marlene Goodwin. 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery.

Rebecca J. Hartley Foster (Becky), 79, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Becky fought a courageous battle with cancer for eleven years! Her last days were spent under the care of Hospice at her sister’s home with the family and friends she loved so dearly.
Becky was extremely strong and independent, which led her to be both a fighter and a survivor. These traits and accompanying sacrifices were perhaps no better illustrated than in her love, dedication and unselfish manner in which as a single parent she raised her son, Brett. She never had it easy in life, but she never complained. When she was thrown lemons, she would make lemonade. She was also a very generous person who would literally give you the shirt off her back.
Although Brett was the love of her life, she also loved gardening, oil painting, and arranging flowers. And she loved to dance, with or without a partner. In her recent years she would sit on her deck for hours marveling at the sky and carrying on a conversation with her Lord.
Becky is survived by her loving son Brett and his wife Linda; sisters, Brenda Guibert, Marilyn Callison (Carl); Brother, Alan Hartley (Sherry); special nieces/bonus granddaughters, Samantha Wise (Mic), Elizabeth Hartley, and Andrea Blandford (Bill); special nephews/bonus grandsons, Benjamin and Nicholas Blandford; bonus sisters/friends, Jackie Hayes, Sue Runion, Kaye Runion and Tina Leadmon; cousin/bonus sister, Carolyn Young; and friend, Joan Paul. She is also survived by a host of loving family members and friends.
Becky was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Foster, her parents, Sam and Mabel Hartley and brother-in-law George Guibert.
Becky graduated from Hurricane High School and attended West Virginia State University. She worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield 15 years before working and retiring from Putnam County Bank. Becky was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane for over 60 years, and a member of Hurricane Chapter Order of Eastern Star for 60 years.
A celebration of Becky’s life will be held in the Spring.

James Christopher “Chris” Frazier, 53, of Hurricane, passed away on October 19, 2021 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.
Chris was a computer networking engineer, Microsoft Certified, Cisco certified and loved being a licensed FCC Amateur Ham Radio Operator as a hobby.
He was preceded in death by grandmother, Betty Crist and cousin, Andy Grant.
Left to cherish his memory his wife, Gwinn E. Frazier, mother and stepfather, Virginia Crist Sisson and Linford Sisson, children, Ethan, Marina, Jonah, and Calvin Frazier, and stepdaughter, Kayla Dilley, his brother John Frazier, his grandfather, John Crist, his aunts, Connie Ranson, Shirley Jones, and uncle, Frank Crist
Christopher was a kind, loving, giving, man who loved every minute of life and will be missed by so many, especially his dear friends/co-workers at Quinn Technology, Lucio Flores, Lenny, Eric, Les and Amber.
Funeral service for Chris was Saturday, October 23, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Rick Ranson officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.

Faye Louise Hundley, 70, of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 at CAMC Memorial following a sudden illness. She was the owner and operator of Louise’s Beauty Shop in Buffalo for over 41 years. Louise loved all of her customers and the time they spent together over the years. She dearly loved her grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to spend time with them or talk about them.
She was the daughter of the late Ottie Watson Jr. and Martha Watson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Roberta “Bobbi” Medors.
Survivors include her daughters, Christina (James) Price of Ripley and Michelle (Tony) Johnson of Fraziers Bottom; sisters, Brenda Cummings and Cyndie (Terry) Lowe both of Titusville FL; grandchildren, Meghan Hope Roberson, Morgan Faith Young, Dylan Johnson, Amber Johnson and James Johnson.
Funeral service was Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Raynes Funeral Home (Eleanor Chapel) with Rev. Mitchell Burch officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.

William Edward “Eddie” Lemon, 65, passed away in the early hours of October 17, 2021. His passion for happiness and his unyielding desire to help others will be the cornerstones of his legacy.
Eddie is survived by his three children, Tasha Litton of Surfside Beach, SC, Chad Lemon of Atlanta, GA and Tommie Lemon of Barboursville. He was the proud grandfather of four. Eddie is also survived by his siblings Todd Lemon of Nitro and his daughter Danielle Oldham of Eleanor, Jimmy Lemon of Crown Point, IN, Kathy Lemon of Winfield, Jeff Lemon of Hurricane, Kim Wandling of Pliny and Kara Lemon of St. Albans, and their respective families.
Eddie was a lifelong raccoon hunter, garnering national and international recognition as a top hunter and breeder. He was the owner of the Halftime Café in Teays Valley. Eddie dedicated his life to helping as many people, families and strangers as he could – doing so with no recognition or expectation needed. He remained in the mindset of, “if you can help someone, you do it … always” and continued to impress upon his children to live honestly and with a generous heart.
At his request, no funeral service was held. Eddie was honored with a celebration on Saturday, October 23, at the Halftime Café in Teays Valley.

Everette R. “Buddy” Randolph, 84, of Red House, passed from a short illness on Oct. 18, 2021.
Buddy worked his earlier years for FMC, Avtex and Unit Rig of Nitro. He later took heating and refrigeration classes and went on to work for Kryzak and Son until he retired to enjoy woodworking, camping and spending time with family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Orville and Cynthia Randolph and his brother Gene. Buddy is also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Wanda M. Randolph; daughter Debbie Snyder; granddaughter April Snyder and grandsons Cameron Wolfe and Austin Randolph.
He is survived by his brothers Stanley Randolph of Buffalo and Charles Randolph of Archbald, OH; sons Rick (Ruby) Randolph and Jerry (Angie) Randolph; daughters Darlina (John) Bowen and Jeanie (Jason) Wolfe; son-in-law O.B. Snyder; grandchildren Greggy Randolph, Jerry Randolph Jr., Bobby Randolph, Sierra Wolfe, Gracie Randolph, Tyler Wolfe, Tristin Wolfe and Courtland “George” Wolfe; 10 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is also survived by his fiancé’ of 6 years, Deanna Pitchford.
We will all miss him dearly.
A tribute to the life of Buddy was held Friday, October 22, 2021, at New Antioch Cemetery with Pastor Woody Willard officiating.

James Gilmore Fletcher Rinick II passed away in his Red House residence on October 22nd, 2021 after suffering several years of health complications. He was 79 years old and surrounded by his family in his final hours. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his sisters, Sondra Cardona, Pam Fagan, and Susan Hoving, his three children and eight grandchildren: Leigh Johns and David of Winfield, their children: Katie, Eric, Vladik, and Krissy; Jimmy Rinick and Nancy of Cross Lanes, their daughter, Emily; and Daniel Rinick and Crissy of Buffalo, WV, their children: Anna Rinick Whyel (married to Cory Whyel; of Morgantown), Johnny, and Hope Rinick; and his one great grand-child, Cayde Whyel.
He was born to J. Gilmore Rinick and Ethel Mosholder Rinick on February 2nd, 1942. He was their only son and the oldest sibling of four sisters. He lived in the Putnam/Kanawha County areas all his life. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1959, where he played football for one year and trumpet in band. He served in the US Air Force from 1961 to 1967 as a military base police officer at the Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. After an honorable discharge, he and Patricia Ann Pitchford met at the Shoney’s Drive-in on Kanawha Boulevard in 1966 and dated for six months. They were married March 17th, 1967 and were happily married for 54 years. He worked at the Bayer chemical plant in Institute until his retirement in 1999. After which, he spent more quality time with his loved ones and growing extended family. He was a very blessed and proud family man who was able to see all his children marry, his grandchildren grow up, get adopted, graduate school, participate in sports, attend dances and recitals, achieve their personal interests and goals, and even one of his granddaughters get married, have a child, and another one become engaged before his passing. He also enjoyed classic cars, watching westerns and cartoons, and working on word searches. He was a weightlifter in his prime, starting a local weightlifting group called the Iron Workers at one point in time.
He was a devout Christian who attended Winfield Baptist Church most of his life where he sang in choir, led the congregation in song during services, participated in a ministry to a local nursing home, as well as to Camp Cowen. He was involved in fellowship events as much as he was able as well.
Funeral service was Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Winfield Baptist Church. with Pastor Andrew Gordon and Pastor Mark Toole officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mt. Memory Gardens.

James L. “Peacock” Thornton, 60, of Hometown, passed away October 19, 2021.
He is survived by his daughters Holly Johnston and April Cosman; grandchildren Harlequin Pritt, Caide Johnston and Savannah Cosman and special friend Anna Saxton.
At his request there will be no formal services at this time but the family will be hosting a remembrance gathering at a later date. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

James Robert Vanoy, Sr. 77, of Hurricane, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Huey and Clara Vanoy. James served our country in the US Navy. He was a self entrepreneur who owned Vanoy’s Service Center and multiple other companies. Also, he was a master electrician, realtor, boiler technician, and held several other certifications. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Gloria Jean Leach Vanoy; children, Michelle Vanoy-Warner (James) and Robbie Gillespie (Emily); grandchildren, James R. Vanoy, III (Alyssa), Alexandra Turley, Liam Warner, Morgan Warner, Josh Warner (Emily), Robbie Gillespie, Jr. and Isaiah Gillespie; very close friend, Betty Leach; and a host of family and friends.
In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his son, James R. “Jimmy” Vanoy, Jr.; and special cousins, Laura May Moles, Sue Bluett, and Shirley Thaxton.
Funeral service was Tuesday, October 26, 2021, with Pastor Jack Russel officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Garden of Memories with military rites.

Cathy Waugh, 62, of Hurricane, passed away, October 18, 2021.
She was born October 28, 1958, in Charleston, to the late Gene L. and Catherine Wheeler Parsons, who was an English Teacher at Stonewall Jackson High School. She was also preceded by aunt and uncle, Lillian and Bill Rock.
Cathy was a member of the Charleston High School Marching Band, member of the Crazy Yorky Ladies and Dudes and the Blvd. Church of Christ.
Cathy was an avid reader, loved photography, and throughly enjoyed the Yorkie Jamboree.
She is survived by her loving family, daughters, Kari (Matt) Conner of Winfield and Amie Waugh Glancy (Jake Reineke) of Stuart, Florida, her “Sissy” Lisa Rock of Port St. Lucie, Florida, grandchildren, Taylor Dawn Glancy, Madison Paige Conner, Gaige Michael Glancy, Eli Parker Conner, her fur babies, Peanut Butter and Jelli and a host of friends and loved ones.
Funeral service was Thursday, October 21, in Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor Randy Ledsome officiating.

Mary Maxine Skidmore Woodall, 87, of Poca, went home with her Lord on Sunday, October 24, with her husband of 69 years, Jack Woodall by her side.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Ruth Skidmore; brother Carl and sisters Eva, Anna, Hazel and Betty.
Leaving behind to cherish wonderful memories are her husband, Jack; daughters Mary Newman (Fred) and Barbara Parsons (Terry); five grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brother George Skidmore; sisters Emogene Tomlin and Nancy Lanham and many loved nieces and nephews.
Maxine graduated early from Poca High School and was employed by the State of West Virginia B & O Tax Division. She loved traveling to Canada for fishing trips, helping someone in need and she never met a single person she didn’t know.
A tribute to the life of Maxine was held Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor David Bess officiating. Burial was in the memory gardens.

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