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Obituaries for Week of July 21

Gregory Lee Bailey, 63, of Hurricane, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Greg was born on November 19, 1958 at Logan General Hospital in Logan County. He is a son of Wilburn Bailey Jr. of Man, WV and Loretta Gay Babb of Panama City, FL.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Arnold and Verlie (Cooper) Rice and Wilburn and Ruth (Cook) Bailey Sr., mother-in-law Marsha Lester, and brother-in-law Rick Lester.
Greg graduated from Man High School and after a brief career in coal mining he went to SWVCC for a degree in Medical Lab Sciences. Following graduation Greg worked at CAMC Memorial Hospital as a Lab Technician for 33 years.
Greg married Rosemary Lynn Lester and they had one daughter, Bobbie Jo. Greg enjoyed spending time with his family, taking trips, and watching movies. Greg was a devoted husband, always supporting Rosey and telling her to “take the trip!” He was an amazing, devoted father and Bobbie was the delight of his life. His greatest joy was watching her graduate from Marshall University Pharmacy School in April of this year.
Greg had a passion for cars and his personal collection kept him busy. He never met a maintenance issue he wasn’t willing to tackle. His 1986 Corvette was always his favorite vehicle to take for a cruise. When Greg wasn’t under the hood of a vehicle he relished in sci-fi movies with Bobbie. Greg could be found sitting on the porch with cheerwine reading an NRA publication when he was taking a break. He will be sadly missed by his friends, family, and co-workers.
Greg is survived by his wife Rosey of 29 years and daughter Bobbie, his parents Wilburn and Loretta, one brother Timothy Scott Bailey of Man, father-in-law Joseph Lester of Gilbert, special aunt and uncle Donald and Garnita Coffman of Orange City, FL and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, and friends.
Funeral was Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Greg’s dear friend Rev. David Mullins officiating. Interment was in Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane.

Gerald D. Boles, 96, of Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. He attended Dunbar High School. During his senior year of high school he was drafted into the Army and went on to serve as a World War II veteran. Gerald retired from Republic Steel/Container in Nitro.
Born April 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Roy and Dessie Boles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Mike Boles.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Leotha Boles; daughters, Pam (Lonnie) Harris of Buffalo and Toni (Gary) Phillips of Pennsylvania; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Gerald is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Saturday July 16, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Rev. Randy Parsons officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

Linda Kay Collins, 68, of Hurricane, died July 13, 2022.
Linda was a former secretary at various locations. She was a member of Junior Order of United American Mechanics, also a member of the Mountain Lodge of West Virginia. Linda was a 1971 graduate of Dunbar High School. She especially enjoyed accompanying her husband while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Tampa, Florida.
Linda was born October 10, 1953 to the late Samuel and Virginia Darnell. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl and Harry Darnell; sister, Caroline Pinkney; loving son, Jeffrey Collins; father-in-law, Harvey Collins; brothers-in-law, Chipper and Rick “Dickie” Collins; and nieces, Lezlie Ayers, and Marilyn Johnson.
Left to cherish her memory are husband, John Collins; daughter, Jamie Collins (Kyle); son, Johnny Collins; grandchildren, Kaydyn, Kamryn, Emmy, Alanna, Beez, and Johnna; great-grandchild, Brynlee; mother-in-law, Wanda Collins; brother-in-law, Monk Collins (Barb); and lifelong friend, Sherry Long and her family.
Memorial Service was Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with Reverend Rob Laukoter officiating.

Timothy Eric Comer, 63, of Richmond VA, formerly of Scott Depot, passed away suddenly at home May 8, 2022 of natural causes.
Tim is survived by his daughter Tamara Lynne Comer (Mark) of Tamarac, FL, father, Frank (Audra) Comer of Sissonville, brother, Frank (Sherry) Comer of Buffalo, and sister Daphene (Murry) Knox of Scott Depot.
Tim was preceded in death by his mother Charlotte Ann Sandt Comer of Scott Depot.
An outdoor memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, from 2 – 4 p.m., at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot.

Captain Oliver F. “Popeye” Herdman, 64, of Buffalo, passed away Sunday July 17, 2022 following a short illness. He was a 1977 graduate of Buffalo High School. He attended Wolfe Valley Church and was an avid outdoorsman. “Popeye” spent 45 years working on the river and retired from AEP as a riverboat Capitan.
He was the son of the late Lester William Jeffers and Loetta Faye Jeffers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lester Eugene Herdman and Steven Ernest Tucker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Betty Herdman; son, Oliver Wade Herdman of Milton; sisters, Linda Cantrell of Buffalo, Jeanie Miller of Buffalo and Kathy (Binky) Pauley of Marion OH; brothers, Bob (Carman) Herdman of Dayton OH, Bill (Carla) Herdman of Leon, Ronnie (Julie) Herdman of Leon, Donnie (Lisa) Herdman of Leon and Timothy Jeffers of Pt. Pleasant; sister-in-law, Debbie (Mike) Anthony of Eleanor. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday July 22, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Rev. Mitchell Burch and Pastor Bill Severn officiating. Entombment will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

I can hear my Savior calling “Come on Home” my child. On July 18, 2022, Mavis Clendenin Kelly, 90, of Winfield, formerly of Red House, answered the call and went home to be with her Savior and Lord.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Rev. Robert “Bob” Kelly; daughter Sharon Kelly Gupton and her husband Jim; parents Herb and Minnie Clendenin; sisters Mildred Fisher, Maurine French, Marguerite Harrison and Mamie Witt and brothers Denver Clendenin and Dewayne “Buddy” Clendenin.
She is survived by her daughter Karen Dean and her husband Greg; grandchildren James (Gina) Gupton, Scott (Joyce) Gupton, Teri (Kenneth) Kinder, Jodi (Bernie) Hackett, and Amy (Andrew) Carpenter and great grandchildren Bayleigh Gupton, Bryson Hackett, Owen Hackett, Joseph Kinder, Mason Kinder, Dylan Carpenter and Baby Girl Carpenter due in October.
Mavis was a homemaker, a seamstress for many and a member of Providence Baptist Church. She especially enjoyed spending time with her 6 great grandchildren.
A tribute to the life of Mavis Clendenin Kelly was held Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home with Pastors Scott Casto and Paul Browning officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens.

At the age of 84, Sandra “Sandy” Suzette Mayfield died resting in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Sandy was born on June 12, 1938, in Clendenin, to the late Clarence Osborne and Emma Dora Byerly Osborne. After graduating from Clendenin High School, she received her Bachelor of Education from Fairmont State University and taught elementary school in VA, FL, OH, and WV.
Sandy is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, James Thomas Mayfield of Winfield and her daughters, Emma Lee (Paul David) Kurts and Elizabeth (Anthony) Mullins of NC. Her four grandchildren in NC are Sarah (Trevor) McGuire, LeeAnna Gill, James Kurts, and Michael (Ashleigh) Kurts, and her great-granddaughter is Riley McGuire. Her dear sister, Patricia Osborne Merandi, preceded her in death in 2016.
Sandy was a member of Redeemer Presbyterian church in Hurricane and rested in the assurance that her life is hidden in Christ. She adored her family, sharing meals and playing board games with them. She preferred to be outdoors, gardening (vegetable and ornamental) and birdwatching. She loved her pets, reading, and puzzles. She was one-of-kind, ornery, and “anything but vanilla” (as she always said about ice cream.) Her life mattered, and she will be fiercely missed.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 3965 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane. Visitation will be one hour prior.

Margaret L. Nease, 90, of Eleanor, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Genesis Teays Valley Center. This beautiful Mom, Grandma and “Maw Maw” will sadly missed and loved forever.
Born August 26, 1931 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Harold Jividen and Delphia Allen Jividen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Collett “Hoke” Nease; a son, Terry Nease; sister, Deloris Ward; brothers, Hansel Jividen, Kenneth Jividen, Otis Jividen, Earnest “Buster” Jividen, and Alvin Jividen.
She is survived by her sons, Greg Nease of Marion, Ohio, and Alan (Suzanne) Nease of Nitro; grandchildren, Josh Nease, Joel Nease, and Eric Nease; 4 great-grandchildren; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Andy Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arnold Eustace Riddle, 94, of Scott Depot, son of the late Charles and Mamie Riddle, died peacefully Friday, July 15, 2022 at CAMC Teays Valley. He was retired from Green’s Feed and Seed, Charleston, with many years of service and was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Arnold was an avid Cincinnati Reds and WVU Mountaineer fan. He was a proud graduate of Poca High School where he played football.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Velma “Doodle” Riddle; brother, Hillis; sisters, Leota and Mary. Surviving, son, Jerry and his wife Connie Riddle; daughters, Debbie Watkins, Barbara and her husband, Jon Dotson.
Service was Wednesday, July 20, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Pastor Jesse Waggoner officiating. Entombment was in Tyler Mt. Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cross Lanes.

Stephen Harvey Roberts, 75, of Poca, passed away on July 15, 2022. He was born on August 15, 1946, to the late Harvey and Betty Roberts.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandchildren, Brett Witherell and Justin Schacht.
Steve retired from Bayer Crop Science at Institute as Fire Chief and then enjoyed a second career as campground host at Kanawha State Forest. He loved nothing more than spending time with his wife and family. Steve loved being on the water and in the forest. He possessed a spiritual gift to serve others and would go out of his way to help anyone in need.
Steve is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jane Ann Erwin Roberts of Poca; children, Amy Schacht of Scottsdale Arizona, Wendy Witherell (Ryder) of Felton Delaware, Stephen Roberts of Chesapeake Virginia, Todd Erwin (Mary) of Carrollton Texas and Tony Erwin (Annie) of Hurricane WV; sister, Susan Hutchinson (Ed) of Palm Bay Florida; nephew Ian Hutchinson of Sarasota, Florida; grandchildren, Meagan (Geoff), Brian (Caisley), Kate Elisabeth, Jackson, Grayson, Kate, Evan, Audrey, Tommy, Kallyn and Asher; 3 great grandchildren; and many other extended family and friends.
In honor of Steve’s wishes, there will be no service at this time, but a Celebration of Life event will be held later.

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