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Obituaries for Week of August 11

David William Clevenger, 84, of Southport, NC, formerly of Hurricane, sadly passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022. David is survived by his wife of 62 years, Priscilla Clevenger, daughter, DeAnne Clevenger, son, David Clevenger, sister Patricia Reed and brother-in-law, Roy Smith.
To honor David’s memory, there will be a celebration of his life on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home in Eleanor, WV. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. and the funeral will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor David Panaro, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

Barbara Sue (Bird) Cole passed away peacefully August 6, 2022 at her home in Zephyrhills, FL. She was 82 years old. Barbara was born September 18, 1939 in Clendenin, West Virginia. She attended Clendenin High School where she graduated as Salutatorian in 1957.
Barbara retired from the State of West Virginia where she spent most of her life until she moved to Zephyrhills FL in 2010. Barbara’s passion in life was her family and love for playing the piano. She started at age 12 for the Advent Christian Church of Clendenin and continued playing for the Lord until 2 weeks before she passed.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Marjorie Rucker; her great granddaughter, Heather Lynn Coles, and many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Sammie E. Cole; her sons, Dwayne Cole and his wife Faith of NC; Scott Cole, his wife Missy of FL, and two children Brittany and AJ; daughters, Belinda Powers, husband Robert, and two children Sara and Adrian; Kimberly Alexander and her two children, Tiffany and Jessica. She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren, other family and many dear friends.
A memorial service was held at Charity Baptist Church in Wesley Chapel, FL, Wednesday, August 10.

Lowell “Jack” Jackson Fellure, 90, of Hurricane, passed away on July 31, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington
He was a son of the late Ellis and Bessie Arix Fellure of Salt Rock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Childress and brother, Joe Fellure.
Jack proudly served his country in the US Navy, was a Kentucky Colonel, member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church and a proud Lifetime member of the NRA. He was retired from General Electric in Cincinnati OH.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean Lovejoy Fellure, children: Ellis Fellure, Deanna (Ed) Bowen, Thomas (Sherry) Fellure, Angela (Bart) Matney, Susan (Arthur) Samples, and Jeffrey Fellure, as well as, Glenn (Kathy) Wilson; sisters: Gail King and Shelia (Buddy) Davis; brother, Rev. James Fellure; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Funeral Service for Jack was Friday August 5, 2022 at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Hurricane, with Rev. Dr. John D. Smith, his brother Rev. James Fellure and his nephew Rev. Tim Fellure officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock.

Joshua Jennings Grant, 38, of Winfield, passed away August 2, 2022.
Josh attended Hurricane High School. He was a hard worker and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Arnold Grant.
He is survived by his four children Joshua Dalton Grant, Kadence Jo Grant, Cloe Paradise Grant and Virginia Paige Grant; mother Tammy Lynn Grant; sister Jessica Rose Grant and two brothers Joseph Arnold Wray and Jonathan Luther Grant.
A tribute to the life of Joshua Grant was held Monday, August 8, 2022 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Grant Family Cemetery, Winfield.

William (Bill) Bernard Isner Sr., 85, of Hurricane, peacefully passed away at home on July 31, 2022 surrounded by loved ones after a short illness.
William was born in Glenmore, WV on May 31, 1937 to Donald E Isner and Genevieve E Wilt-Isner. After High School, he served in both the US Air Force and US Coast Guard from 1955~1964. William was also a disabled Veteran. He graduated from the North Carolina State University Truck Driving School in 1964. William’s career as a professional truck driver spanned 42 years with a one-million-mile safe driver safety award and national driver of the year awards.
William was a devoted father and grandfather. He faced every challenge in life with admirable strength and courage. William led by example and installed the importance of family, hard work, making the right decision despite the outcome. William was also a man of faith and taught his family the importance of “living not from bread alone”. A true role model from our greatest generation.
William started a love for learning early in life and was a passionate reader. William also loved traveling. This love took him to 49 of 50 U.S. States and multiple foreign countries. He also believed in “dress for success”. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
William is survived by his children: Diane (Joe) Isner, Karen Isner, Deborah Isner, William (Jaime) Isner Jr; siblings; sister, Judith (Gerald) Hudson, brothers Gary (Becky) Isner and David Isner; Eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Donald E Isner and Genevieve E Wilt-Isner; sister, Donna J Isner-Holdren; brother, Douglas D Isner; and granddaughter, Danielle May.

William David Jenkins, 69, of Hurricane, formerly of Big Chimney, passed away on August 2, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.
He was a son of the late Merle and Lucille Jenkins.
William was known to many as “Dave” or “Butch.” He was retired from Charleston Police Department, a former member of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and had served his country in the US Army and Coast Guard, as well as the Reserves. He was an assistant Football Coach for Capital High School, and a member of Capital City Lodge #74 FOP and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his former wife, companion, and caregiver, Barbara Foster, and family: daughter, Christina Peterson (Justin Hanley); grandchildren, Hallie Grace and Braxton Clyde Peterson, Step-children, Candace Fulks (John) their five children, Corey Foster (Ashlie) and their two children, as well as several other family members.
A gathering of friends and family will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the FOP Lodge, 82 FOP Lane, Charleston.
Anyone wishing to leave a condolence or memory may visit his tribute page at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com

C. H. “Sonny” McGill, 81, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord on August 5, 2022.
Sonny is a former employee of Viscose and Avtex Fibers and retired from Kaiser Aluminum. He is an Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and was a member of Faith Independent Church, Black Betsy.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Phyllis McGill; parents Jack and Ruth Hill; son Jack Craig; grandson John Larch and son-in-law Don Larch.
Sonny is survived by his children Diane and husband Gary Larch, Betty and husband Buddy Lunsford, Bill and wife Terry Craig, Debbie Larch, Donny and wife Marsha Craig and Sonny McGill, Jr.; brother Tom Hill; 20 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
A tribute to the life of Sonny was held Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Browning officiating. Burial was in Ortin Heights Cemetery.

Barbara A. Mills, 76, of Eleanor, formerly of Geneva, Illinois, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 at HospiceCare at C.A.M.C. Memorial. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Born September 28, 1945 in Grimms Landing, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Bailes and Agnes Bailes/Jackson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Gina Mills.
She is survived by her sons, Robert (Leah) Mills of Eleanor, and Ronald (Cindy) Mills of Livonia, Michigan; grandchildren, Andrea Donahue, Kylie Mills, Austin Mills, Dillon Griffith, Lexi Mills, Tyler Dorrance, and Victoria Dorrance; great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Cooper, Holton, Haden, Ashtynn, Eli, Colton, and “one on the way”; brother, Carl (Sharon) Bailes of Grimms Landing; sisters, Anna (Dan) England of Camden, Michigan, and Heidi (Ty) Willson of W. Palm Beach, Florida.
Funeral service was Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor with Pastor Scott Casto officiating.

Roy Ernest Parsons, 80, of Scott Depot, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
Roy was born on January 30, 1942, in Clay to the late Curt “Holley” and Myrtle Icie (Stewart) Parsons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Hazel (Walls) Parsons, a beloved granddaughter, Kara Sue Stowers, and all his 13 siblings.
Roy retired from Rhone Poulenc around 1994. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Roy is survived by his children, Kimberly (Robert) Kessock of Charleston; son, Roy Lee (Pam) Parsons of Frazier’s Bottom; His granddaughter, Jessica Stowers (Corey Cunningham) of Milton and his great- grandson Carson Cunningham which was his best friend.
Memorial service to celebrate both our parents life Roy and Hazel Parsons was Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Wilson Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Carl Jean Parsons officiating.

Logan Alexander Pennington, 19, of Nitro, formerly of Eleanor, gained his Heavenly Wings after his heroic battle with AML on August 3, 2022. Logan was born on July 3, 2003, to proud parents Janet and Kenny Pennington.
Logan will be greatly missed everyday by his father and best buddy James “Kenny” Pennington, his loving mother Janet Pennington, his best friend and brother Adam Pennington, his girlfriend Phoebe Jones, his dogs Grayson and Scarlet, his favorite aunt Sherry Knapp, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins. Logan was preceded in death by his grandmother Regena Miller.
Logan was a family member of Nitro Church of God, played tuba for the Buffalo Band of Blue, was a member of the National Honor Society, was a graduate of the Thomas Memorial Junior Nursing Academy and graduated from Buffalo High School Class of 2021.
Logan was loved by many. His remarkable energy made him memorable to all. He had a ridiculously funny sense of humor. Logan will remain with us all through memories and laughs he forced us all to endure. His courageous battle will not go in vain as we will continue to keep his memory alive within us all.
Funeral service was Tuesday, August 9th, at Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor David McCormick officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Dorothy Jean (Wooten) Sowards, 76, of Hurricane, passed. The Lord decided it was time for her to go home, so He sent his angels to get her on Friday August 5th 2022.
Dorothy was born September 28, 1945 to the late Herbert & Oma (Null) Wooten.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Harold (Buddy) Wooten, Herman Wooten, Jack Wooten and David Wooten. And 2 sisters Carol (Wooten) Davis and Brenda Wooten Davis.
Dorothy is survived by her husband Lewis (Rod) Sowards of Hurricane. 2 Sons Rex (Charlotte) Caldwell and Rodney (Samantha) Sowards, both of Hurricane. 2 Daughters Pamela Caldwell Dunlap of Hurricane and Regina (Dan) Wright of Greenup Ky.
6 Grandkids Justin & Aaron Caldwell, both of Hurricane, Dana & Noah Wright of Greenup Ky. and Wyatt & Wesley Sowards of Hurricane. 2 Great grandkids Rylee & Grayon both of Hurricane. 2 Stepdaughters Susan Boyles and Dorenda Chandler. 4 Step grandkids Caitlyn, Camlyn, Brian, and Jack. 1 Step great grandchild. 2 Sisters Sharon (Raymond) Lucas of Ona and Donna (Cap) Holley of Salt Rock. 1 Brother Bobby Joe Wooten of Hurricane.
Dorothy loved her family. She enjoyed having them around, the more that was around the better for her. She loved cooking, camping, fishing, and hunting. She was Mamaw to so many of her nieces & nephews and if you stayed at Mamaw’s house and you wanted ice cream for breakfast, you got it. She loved everybody and you knew it. She had a temper to match.
There is not enough words to use to describe mom. She was one in a million. She was and always will be our everything.
Funeral service was Wednesday August 10th, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home with Roger Ross officiating. Burial was inValley View Memorial Park Cemetery.

Crystal Garnett Yates, 98, of Poca, walked into the arms of Jesus on August 2, 2022.
We can only imagine the complete joy she experienced as she was reunited with her loved ones who preceded her including her husband James L. Yates, son Jerry Yates, loving mother and father Jesse and Eva Hoffman, sister Rachel and her husband Don Gantt, brother J.R. and his wife Lavania Hoffman, brother Dennie Hoffman, sister-in-law Donna Sue Hoffman, brother Carlos and his wife Isabelle Hoffman, brother Eugene Hoffman, who died at as a young child, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Tim and Molly Yates of Poca, brother Brownie Hoffman of Florida, sister-in-law Helen Hoffman of Eleanor, grandchildren Danya and Pat Muncie of Black Betsy, David and Teresa Yates of Poca and Rachel and Shelby Williams of Seattle, Washington; great grandchildren Jack Murphy, Colt Muncie and Aubrey Yates. She is also survived by a host of very loving nieces and nephews.
Garnett’s life was defined by her unrelenting desire to serve God and to care for her family and all of those around her. This love and loyalty to family was instilled in her at the very young age of 15 when her own mother passed away. At that time Garnett unselfishly gave up her schooling to protect and care for her 5 younger siblings while their father worked to support them. She took on the role of “mother” to them, a role for which we are certain she is now being greatly rewarded.
Garnett eventually met her love James Yates and they married in January 1946. Unable to have children of their own they opened their hearts to adoption, a blessing beyond measure to their sons Tim and Jerry. As Tim once told her- “mommy if you hadn’t found me, me would have knocked on every door till I found you” – a statement she never forgot. Her love for God and her desire to serve Him was exhibited through her lifelong membership to Rock Branch Independent Church, singing and worshipping with her family and friends was one of the greatest joys of her life.
Garnett was not only known for her Christian walk, but certainly for her cooking and exceptional pie making that would undoubtedly put Paula Deen to shame! At the age of 50 she was finally able to complete her education by obtaining her GED. She took great joy in her role as teacher’s aide for the Kanawha County Board of Education.
A tribute to the life of Garnett was held Friday, August 5, 2022, at Rock Branch Independent Church with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

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