On February 4th, 2022, Ruby Marcelene Adkins, 83, of Winfield, went home to be with the Lord. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond “June” Adkins.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Casto of Eleanor, her children Raymond “Pooch” Adkins Jr., Angie Slater, and Paula Dempsey, her grandchildren Chelsea Crist, Laci Phillips, Amy Cesar, Jesse Slater, Michael Slater, Ashtin Adkins, Harley Adkins, Hayden Adkins, Brittani Watters, and Traci Smith, and 15 great-grandchildren.
A tribute to the life of Mrs. Ruby Adkins was held Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darren Persinger officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens.
Garnet Kathleen Allen, age 90, of Poca, passed away February 1st, 2022.
She was born July 9th, 1931, in Clay County. Garnet graduated from Dupont High School and worked for many years in sales at the Diamond Department Store and Kaufmann’s in Charleston, as well as Lilly Crown Jewelers in Dunbar and Walmart in Nitro. She was a true caretaker of all who knew her and beloved mother and grandmother to her large family.
Garnet is preceded in death by her parents, Dolly and Sylvester Moore, all of her siblings, her husband Corbert “Tobe” Bostic, her husband Ralph B. Allen, her final partner of 17 years Jim White, her son-in-law Joseph Kniceley, and her great-grandson, Graham Cyrus.
Garnet is survived by her three daughters, one son, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Tanya and her husband Odell Cyrus of Poca, and their son Gabe (Hannah) Cyrus. Tamara and her husband Chris Joseph of Dayton, OH. Tamara’s four children: Todd (Danay) Kniceley, Jodi (Pedro) Gonzalez, Kaci (Kevin) Morande, and Alex Kniceley and Chris’ four children: Michael (Melissa) Joseph, Kellie, Ben and Andrew Joseph; and their seven grandchildren Peyton Kelley, Jadyn and Avynn Kniceley, Maria and Vivian Gonzalez, Christopher and Jack Joseph. Tiffany and her husband Sam Laton of St. Albans, their children Sydney (Josh) Vance and Mitchell Laton (Alexandra Lively) and their granddaughter Hazel Vance. Rodney “Chris” Bostic.
A memorial service is planned for May 20, 2022, in recognition of her wedding date with the first love of her life, Tobe.
Edith Marie Chapman Bush, 75, of Milton, passed away February 4, 2022 surrounded by her girls.
She was a daughter of the late Leonard and Goldie Setliff Chapman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Bush; brother: Terry Chapman; and a niece, Melissa Lykins Harrah.
Edith is survived by her two daughters: Marcella (David) Lincolnogger of Culloden and Kelli (Rex) Clagg of Milton; 3 grandchildren: her angel, Sheena Lincolnogger of Culloden, David (Rebekah) Lincolnogger of Lenoir City TN and Britney (Jeremy) Hazelett of Saint Augustine FL; 5 great grandchildren: Aliceson and Emily Lincolnogger and Cooper, Parker, and Palmer Hazelett; sisters: Wanda Chapman and Sharon “Shug” Lykins; and a brother: Buddy Chapman.
Graveside service and burial were Monday, February 7, 2022 at Staten Chapel Cemetery, Milton, with Rev. Jr. Smith officiating.
Joyce L. Johnson Damron, 48, of Hurricane, went to be with the lord on January 30, 2022, after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents Barry and Eliza Johnson and her granddaughter Riley Johnson.
She was a lifelong resident of Hurricane and was employed as a greeter at the Hurricane Walmart, she enjoyed buying accessories for her Mustang, spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them, her wig collection and family road trips.
She is survived by her son Brandon and his wife Shawnna Johnson and grandson Layne Johnson of St. Albans, sister, Lisa Runion and brother, Joseph Johnson both of Hurricane, and several nieces and nephews that she adored.
Funeral service was Monday, February 7, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home with Elder Harold Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
PENNY BEAVER GRECO
Penny Jo Beaver Parsons Greco, 59, of Scott Depot, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, in St. Mary’s Hospital after short illness. She was a graduate of Hurricane High School, formerly employed at Payne Engineering and also a former Real Estate Agent in Florida. She was an animal lover and enjoyed her family and the outdoors.
She is survived by her mother Alice Beaver of Hurricane; sisters Sherri Crosslin of FL, Terry Maleski of OH; fiancé John Moore of Scott Depot; nephews, Richie Hays, Ronnie Crosslin, Jaime Hays; niece, Amy Hunger; and many friends and other close family.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home.
RHONDA JO LOUDIN
Rhonda Jo Loudin, 72, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022 at her home. She was a 1967 graduate of Charleston High School, and a homemaker.
Born July 26, 1949, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles R. Morgan and Nola L. Blankenship Morgan; and a sister, Marilyn.
Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, John M. Loudin; her daughter, Sue Canterbury of Hometown; her son, Jeremy Loudin of Moneta, Virginia; her grandchildren, Kaleb Hill, Whitney Hill, Briana Loudin, Nicolas Loudin, Madison Loudin, and Salisa Loudin; her sister, Roberta Smith; as well as extended family and friends.
Funeral service was Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Mike Tucker officiating. Burial was in Walker Chapel Church Cemetery, Robertsburg.
Barbara Lea Morris, 78, of Scott Depot, passed away February 2, 2022 at CAMC TV Hospital, Hurricane, surrounded by her family.
She was a WV State College graduate and was medically retired from the WV DHHR.
Along with her husband, Bob and Barbara were the owners and operators of Morris Construction, and she worked along with her husband for 51 years at Scott Depot Bible Church, where he pastored.
Barbara was a daughter of the late Fredrick and Ruth Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Pastor Lee Owen “Bob” Morris, her brother James Baker, granddaughter in-law, Casey Morris and beloved dog, Lady.
Barbara is survived by her son, Pastor Robert Morris (Barbara); daughters, Justine (Ed) Whittington, Patricia Morris, and Joni (Bill) Winkler; grandchildren, Amber (Justin) Walker, Owen (Lindsay) Morris, Frankie Whittington, William (Elizabeth) Whittington, Adam Morris, Cierra (Brian) DeBord, Gordon (Haley) Morris, Savana (Austin) King; extended grandchildren, Hogan, Sigrid, Judy, Camilla, and Ali; great grandchildren, Brayden, Landon and Rydan Morris, Eli, Grace and John Morris, Phoebe, Priscilla, Moses, Elisha, Simeon and a little one on the way Whittington, Jocelyn, baby boy DeBord and Ezra Lee King, and Wyatt, Skye and Baby River Lee Morris, sisters in-laws, Elaine Chambers, Anita (Ernie) Rhodes and Drema Morris; brothers, Wayne and Ed Baker; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service was Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Robert “Bobby” Morris officiating.
Burial was at Morris Family Farm, Scott Depot.
CLIFFORD G. STRATTON
Clifford “Cliff” Gaines Stratton, 89, of Culloden, passed away on January 28, 2022 at his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Haskel and Mabel Pearl Holt Stratton; his children: Rebecca Noles and Bernard Stratton; and his siblings: Maurice Stratton, Beatrice McDonald, and Helen Jones.
Cliff played basketball and graduated from Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg KY. He was a truck driver with UPS, Peerless Block and Tri-State Express, he also worked in the GE Factory, Louisville KY for over 20 years.
He survived by his wife, of almost 40 years: Judith C. Stratton; his children: Kim Drummond (Steve) of KY, Kathy McNaughton of KY, Pam Beasley of WA, Mark Stratton of KY; his stepchildren: Robert Andrews and Pamela Lewis both of WV, 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren, as well as many other family members.
Funeral service for Cliff was Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Deacon Fred McPherson officiating.