Floyd Alonzo Baier, 79, of Winfield, was born March 22, 1942 and passed peacefully on to his eternal home with Christ January 18, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Floyd was a lifelong resident of Kanawha and Putnam Counties, was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran, was retired from John Amos Power Plant with 30 years of service, and worshipped at Twin City Bible Church.
He was preceded in death by parents Lottie Baier and Jacob Baier; brothers Billy Baier, Leonard Baier, and Paul Baier.
He is survived by his beloved wife Linda Baier; children Kim Wine (Mike) of Poca, David Baier (Tiffany) of Hurricane; sisters Barbara Legg of Charleston, Patty Milam of Ripley, Karen Ross of Ripley, and Joyce Newcomer of Elkview; and three grandchildren.
Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, January 22 at Twin City Bible Church in Nitro, with Pastor Scott Bandy officiating.
MARSHALL GENE BREEDEN
Marshall “Doc” Gene Breeden, 84, of Poca went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2022 in Hubbard Hospice House West after a short illness.
Doc loved hunting and fishing.
Doc was born November 6, 1937 in Charleston to the late Okey and Lizzy Breeden. In addition to his parents, Doc was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Foster Breeden; daughter, Annabelle Jackson; grandson, David Beach; siblings, Effie Bennett, Okey Breeden Jr., William Breeden, Robert Breeden, Aubrey Breeden, and Doris Harrison.
Left to cherish his memory are loving children, Deloris “Tiny” Williams (Scott Budd), Marsha Horner (Mike); step-son, Lee Foster (Amanda); brothers, Arlen Breeden, John Breeden (Linda), Roger Breeden (Ginger), Gary Breeden, and Thomas Breeden (Toni); numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his favorite three legged companion, Baby.
Service was Wednesday, January 26, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with Pastor Victor Keathley officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
MARLENE ROSE GOODWIN
Marlene Rose Goodwin, 71, of Hurricane, passed away on January 19, 2022 in St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on July 6, 1950 to the late Ed and Opal Rose. She was also preceded in death by her boyfriend Larry Westbrook, sisters Fay Davis and Joann Rose and brother Alan Rose.
She is survived by her sister, Ada Call and brothers, Wendell, Jack (Barb), Frank (Janet), Glen (Virginia) and Richard (Kristi) all of Hurricane, several Nieces, Nephews and other Family.
Funeral service was Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home.
Julia Shepard Greene, 93, of Scott Depot, passed away at home Friday, January 21, 2022 after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clark Greene whom she met while working in the PX while Clark was in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, NC. She was also preceded in death by her parents Benson and Lula Shepard and siblings Ebony, Eugenia, Elmer and J.D.
She is survived by her children, Yvonne (John) Payne, Carol (Steve) Briscoe, Janet Briscoe, Jeff Greene, Julie (Dan) Sovine, Linda (Tony) Johnson. Grandchildren, Christopher, Steve, David, Rene, Marie, Lisa, Jacob, Anthony, Kelly and Jason and 18 great grandchildren. Special thanks to her loving caregiver Sonjia Tyler.
Funeral service was Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery.
Ronnie Keith Hoffman, 64, of Nitro, passed away on January 20, 2022 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Lee Hoffman, his sister, Sharon Hoffman, brother-in-law‘s, Ernest Adams and Ricky Kelley, foster father-in-law, Rev. Clifford Wilcoxen, brother in-laws, Gary Blair and John Lett and sister in-law, Susan Hoffman.
Ronnie was a CPA, a graduate of WV State University and graduated from the American Baptist Convention, with a Pastoral Care Ministry Teaching Degree, where he fulfilled his love of teaching and being an elder at WV Home Mission Church, Nitro.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Lois Jean (Kelley) Hoffman, daughter, Rachel Glenn and her husband Christopher of St. Albans, his mother, Priscilla Ruth (Hudson) Hoffman, sisters, Beverly Sue Blair of South Charleston and Debbie Hoffman Lett of St. Albans, brothers, Terry Hoffman and Shirley of Nitro, Dean Hoffman of Cross Lanes, and Dana Hoffman and Darlene of Alum Creek, and Foster Mother In-Law, Carolyn Wilcoxen of Hurricane, his brother in-laws, Joe Kelley of MI, Dewayne Kelley of Harts, Freddy Kelley of Harts, and Frank Kelley Jr. of MI, sister in-law, Joyce Johnson of Danville, and also all his many friends.
Funeral service for Ronnie was Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. Craig Gillenwater officiating.
LAWRENCE “RANDY” LIPSCOMB
Lawrence “Randy” Randall Lipscomb, 66, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.
Randy was born October 16, 1955 in Pinch, to Allen and Opal Lipscomb.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allen G. Lipscomb and stepson, JJ Lawrence.
Randy was a veteran of the Navy Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees. He was also the proud owner of L. R. Lipscomb, LLC and he loved his “Big Red” Pete.
Randy is survived by his loving wife, Debora A. Lipscomb, his girls, Jessie Stricklin Kyle (Eric) of Apex, NC and Dani Stricklin Payne (Phillip) of Wilmington, NC, his mother, Opal Vickers Lipscomb of Pomeroy OH, Grandchildren, Emma & Easton Kyle, his siblings are Linda & Ronnie Eastman, David & Cindy Lipscomb, Carolyn & Allen Page and Eric & Becky Lipscomb along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Randy is also survived by his son, Joseph Rutchi and step-daughter Melody Lawrence Bailey.
There will be no funeral services now, but there will be a Celebration of Life for Randy at a later date.
Nathan McCallister, 41, of Culloden, passed away on January 21, 2022 at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.
He was born on November 25, 1980 in Huntington to Pamela J. (Spurlock) McCallister and the late Charles R. McCallister.
Nathan is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Leigh Ann (Hill) McCallister, son, Zane Austin McCallister, brother, Michael Todd McCallister and sister, Misty Dawn McCallister, both of Hurricane, his mother and father-in-law, Linda and Rick Hill of Gallipolis Ferry WV., nephews, Sean and Seth Burger both of Hurricane, and many cousins, friends and extended family members.
Funeral service for Nathan was Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Kevin Prevett officiating. Masonic Rites were performed by Putnam Lodge #139 A.F. & A.M., at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
NANCY SUE NEASE
Nancy Sue Nease, 79, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord, January 23, 2022, in the Hubbard Hospice House West.
Nancy is retired from Kanawha County Schools and a 1960 graduate of Nitro High School. She is a member of New Hope Baptist Church in St. Albans.
She was born April 16, 1942, in Charleston, to the late Wilbur and Juanita Hastings.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Howard E. Nease; two children Chip Terry and his wife Cindy and Tami LeMaster and her husband Mike; three step-children Valerie Cremeans, David Nease and his wife Angela and Mark Nease and his wife Terri; two brothers Johnny Hastings and his wife JoAnn and Richard “Dickie” Hastings and his wife Cheryl; four grandchildren Cody LeMaster, Drew LeMaster, Trevor Terry and Miranda Terry; five step-grandchildren Amanda Freed, Pamela Trittipoe, Bri Molizon, Haley Nease and Jessica Nease; three great grandchildren Adilynn, Eli and Paisley; several step-great grandchildren; six nieces and her fur baby Baxter.
A tribute to the life of Nancy was held Wednesday January 26, 2022 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Duane DeFoe and Delbert Hawley officiating.
AMANDA “MANDIE” PETERSON
Amanda “Mandie” Keefer Peterson, 41, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Charleston, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022 following a long battle with cystic fibrosis. She was a graduate of George Washington High School and received a B.A. Degree from the University of Charleston. She was a member of the KTE sorority. Mandie lived for 15 years with a double lung transplant. That gift lead her to a strong connection with Donate Life.
She was the daughter of Warren Keefer and Nancy Young Keefer of Charleston.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Justin Peterson of San Antonio TX; sister, Melissa Thornhill of Charleston; grandmother, Freeda Mae Young of Buffalo; nieces, Ashton, Reese, Sonja, Katie and nephew, Jacob.
A private graveside service will be held at Leon Cemetery, Leon, with Pastor William Tanzey officiating.
Charles Robert Saber, 84, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Hubbard Hospice House West after a short Illness.
He was the son of the late Charles and Ethel Saber. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Carol Sue Saber and his sister, Sandra Scott.
Charles was a member of King Risen Church, Hurricane. He was a graduate of West Virginia Tech and served 40 years with the Kanawha Charleston Health Department, retiring as Director of Sanitation.
He is survived by his son: Mark Saber of Charleston and his grandson: Cole; and his daughter: Robin Saber-Pauley (Terry) of Scott Depot and granddaughter: Hannah Pauley.
Funeral service for Charles was Friday, January 21, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Peter Ambler officiating. Entombment was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
ELLA JUANITA SCOTT
Ella Juanita Bailey Scott, 80, of Poca, went to her heavenly home January 22, 2022 at her home she shared with her beloved family and pets.
She was a 1960 graduate of Poca High School and retired from United Bank after 32 years. She was a member of the Buffalo Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 150 and a longtime member of Raymond City Church.
She has been Mom, Mamaw or Nanny to so many and she has loved and worried over each and every one.
Born May 8, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Faye Bailey of Confidence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband of 30 years, Dennis Y. Scott; and sisters, Linda Bailey, Joyce Woodall and Oneita King.
Survivors include her children, Dorenda (Bill) McLaughlin, Vikki (Don) Huffman all of Poca; grandchildren, Derek (Elizabeth) McLaughlin, Tashina Barker, April (Jason) Goebel and DJ (Mindy) Huffman; 9 great grandchildren. Juanita is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
“She is forever in our hearts”
A tribute to the life of Juanita was held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House, with Pastor Rick Legg officiating. Burial was in the memory gardens.
Gregory (Greg) Allen Townsend, 62, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at UK Hospital, Lexington, KY.
Two years ago Greg underwent a double lung transplant. He did not take this gift lightly. He realized that his gift was precious and that his blessing and jubilance was another individual’s and their family’s despair. The lung transplant added two years to his life. Unfortunately, he contracted Covid and his new lungs were unable to survive the disease. Greg was born May 19, 1959 to Larry Townsend (deceased) and Patricia “Pat” Rutherford Townsend. He was such a wonderful son to his mother and he was the joy and glue to his entire family.
Greg is survived by his beloved wife Angela “Angie” Townsend. He leaves two sons and their families, Travis (Jenna) Townsend of Milton; Adam (Rachel) Townsend and his grandchildren Noah, Liliosa, and Charlie of Hurricane; the mother of his two sons, Juanita (Sam) Webb of Hurricane. He also leaves two brothers, one sister and their families; Tim Townsend of Milton; Todd (Jennifer) Townsend of Gallipolis, Ohio; Amy (Marc) Baquerizo of Raleigh, NC; five step-daughters, Tanisa Rowsey, Breanna New, Kierston Butcher, Mia Davis and Kylee Davis.
Greg enjoyed time at his second home on the river at River’s Edge Scenic Campground, Glenwood. He had many friends there and made great memories for his family and friends while sharing time at many breakfasts and cook outs with everyone. Greg’s motto was, “the more people, the more fun”. Although Greg was all about laughter, he also had a good business mind. He served as General Manager at Oakwood Homes for nearly four decades and loved placing people in homes that best suited them. His family is overwhelmed by the hundreds of comments they received and the love that has been expressed to them. Greg was all about helping others. It’s simply who he was and reflected his giving character. The lives of his family will be forever changed. He was their joy, happiness, and the one that held the family together in good times and bad. To say he will be missed is such an understatement.
Funeral service was Tuesday, January 25, at Wallace Funeral Home in Milton with Pastor Rob Lemon officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Pallbearers were: Joey Addison, Raymond Adkins, Ralph Ball, Keith Blankenship, Scott Farmer, and David Frye. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Grounds and Mike Rader.