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Obituaries for Week of December 8

Dorothy Faye Anderson, 84, of Winfield, passed away on November 29, 2022 at Hubbard House West, South Charleston.
She was born on August 23, 1938 to the late Lillie and Raymond Johnson in Belfry, KY then moved to WV at the age of 18, was married at 19 years of age to George and they were married for 48 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Anderson; son: James G. Anderson; and her siblings: Raymond Johnson, Jereline Runyon, Darlene Wiggins and Jesse Parker.
She loved sewing, cooking, canning and caring for her children and grandchildren. Dorothy was a member of First Church of God Hurricane.
Dorothy was survived by her children, Deborah and Frank Yeigh II, David Anderson, Denise Anderson, Brenda Anderson and Roger McIntyre; grandchildren: Frank Yeigh III, Leah Yeigh, Sierra Anderson, Christina Milam, Caleb Wymer and Erica Anderson; 11 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, as well as her sister, Christine Frazier.
Funeral service for Dorothy was Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor James Dennis officiating. Burial was in the Anderson Family Cemetery, Harmons Branch Road, Winfield.

Paul Cornell, 74, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at home.
He was born November 6, 1948, in Huntington, a son of the late Clifford Cornell and Lydia Ann (Siders) Cornell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Paul Adams; three sisters, Phyllis Friend, Ada Chandler and Lydia Arthur; and three brothers, Charles, Edward and Danny Cornell.
Paul was a soldier in the Salvation Army and he retired from the Corp. of Engineers as a Locks and Dam Operator.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda Rae (Duman) Cornell of Fraziers Bottom; three children, Paul Alan (Tina) Cornell of Nyack, NY, Lydia Ann Cornell of Fraziers Bottom and Jeanne Marie (Charles) Cline of Harvest, AL; four grandchildren, Paul Alan Cornell, Marla Setliff, Rebecca Cline and Kaylee Cline; one sister, Betty Drew of Cleveland, OH; four brothers, Warren (Virginia) Cornell of Dunbar, WV, Leonard (Vivian) Cornell of Huntington, Jerry (Debbie) Cornell of Apple Grove, and Mike (Nancy) Cornell of Apple Grove.
There will be no public services.

Jackie Lee Eads Sr., 65, of Leon, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a sudden illness. He attended Derricks Creek Community Church.
Born July 9, 1957, he was the son of the late James V. Eads and Mary M. Harvey Eads. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Jackie Eads and Miracle Eads.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Laura Eads; daughters, Tara (Bryan) Boston of Pt. Pleasant and Michelle (Josh) McCormick of Leon; sons, Jackie Lee (Ashley) Eads Jr. of Leon, Michael (Kat) Eads of Leon and Ethan (Brittany) Eads of Leon; brother, Jimmy Eads of Nitro; sisters, Melissa Eads of St. Albans, Mary Lou Honaker of St. Albans and Jeanie Honaker of Dunbar; 25 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral service was Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Rev. Mitchell Burch officiating. Burial was in Eads Family Cemetery, Leon.

Megan Lee Good, 35, of Red House, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 following long battle with cystic fibrosis.
She was 2005 graduate of Buffalo High School. Megan worked tirelessly as an ambassador for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Megan was an avid photographer and enjoyed every aspect of photography.
She loved her family, friends and everyone in her life.
She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Mobley and her cousin, Beth Reeves.
Megan is survived by her loving husband, Daniel Good; mother, Regina Mobley of Buffalo; sister, Katie Mobley (Billy Matthews) of Teays Valley; grandparents, Willis and Phyllis Williams of Buffalo; nephew, Christopher Williams. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial service was held Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Rev. Randy Parsons officiating.

Carolyn Adele “Dale” Groom, of St. Albans, passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2022. She is now with her parents: Harry and Adele; her brothers: John and Tom; and Aunt Marian Hillabold.
Adele was a devoted Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane where she had taught Sunday School, traveled on youth mission trips and sang with the New Disciples.
She graduated from Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston) with a B.S Degree in Education with teaching fields in Health and Physical Education. She was a teacher/coach at Hurricane High School for 43 years and a ‘mighty, mighty’ Redskin. Following the passage of Title IX, she started girls’ sports beginning with volleyball and shortly thereafter, adding track and field as well as cross country events. Adele was an ardent fan and could be found at all athletic events. She supervised the intramural activities in the gym each day and could be seen at the gate at football games. Adele created Grooms’ Games held during Homecoming Week each year and creating lots of rivalry between classes. Her retirement in 2015 did not end her support of all things Redskin. She was also a member of AFT.
Even though Dale lived her whole life in St. Albans, she was an integral part of the Hurricane community. At her retirement Mayor Scott Edwards presented her with a proclamation of “Adele Groom Month”, June of 2015.
Her smile, laugh and positive attitude inspired everyone with whom she came in contact. She had so much energy and always motivated others to achieve in life. Dale took a genuine interest in all of the kids she taught and coached over the years. They have called her their cheerleader, a role model, an optimist, an inspiration, and THE Ultimate Redskin. She made a deep impact on every single person she met in life and to quote one of her students, “To know her was to love her.” Dale loved to be with friends and family and often was the life of the party. She was passionate about all sports but especially football and golf. This spring/summer she was consistently shooting in the low 80’s and loved traveling to play different courses.
Adele leaves behind her twin sister: Micki (David) Marra; brother: Bob (Kathleen) and many nieces and nephews. Her beloved dog, Hokie, named for the Virginia Tech team where her brother, Tom, played and coached, it was the love of her life.
Funeral service was Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Teays Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Losh officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park St. Albans.

Jesse James Hall, 25, of Red House, passed away, Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born November 26, 1996 in Huntington, the son of Jerry and Jennifer Hanshaw Massie of Huntington.
He was employed at Toyota Manufacturing in Buffalo. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harold Hanshaw and Bonnie Smith. He is survived by his wife, Bree King Hall of Red House; his daughter, Marlee Hall of Red House; sister, Courtney (Timothy) Davis of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Joshua Massie of Huntington; grandparents, James and Julia Thornton of Red House; his dog, Max; a host of special aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
Funeral service was Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

William Franklin “Bill” Martin, 92, of Hurricane, passed away on November 30, 2022.
He was born on January 22, 1930 to the late Denzel and Muriel Boggess Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Bonnie Lou Miller Martin; daughter: Anita Casey; grandsons: Chad Casey and Brian Martin; and sisters: Loraine Parr, Irene McCallister, Madeline Haynes and Linda McCallister.
Bill loved and restored antique cars and learned to be an excellent woodworking craftsman from his grandfather. He built houses, furniture, and much more. Bill was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Hurricane. He was retired from Carbide, Institute Plant.
Bill is survived by a step-son and daughter in-law: Angelo Miller (Billie), that were also his caregivers; sons: Rodney and Kelly Martin; step daughter: Beverly Lefever; grandchildren: Adam Casey, AJ Miller, Crystal Scalf, Hunter Burdette, Stephany Lefever, and Terry Martin; several great grandchildren brother; Arnold Martin; and sister: Rosetta Bowling.
Funeral service for Bill was Monday, December 5, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Mt. Olive Independent Baptist Church Cemetery on Buff Creek Road, Hurricane.

Phala Irene Sigmon, of Hurricane, passed away on December 2, 2022 at home.
She was born to the late Clarence Raymond and Leelia Virginia Fought Edwards on October 7, 1936. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Sigmon; Siblings, Robert Edwards, Lester Edwards, Mildred Sovine, Maxine Pauley, Kinas Humphreys, Clinton Edwards, Boyd Edwards and infant twin sister: Ines Edwards.
Phala was the Founder and CEO of South Charleston Employee’s Federal, Credit Union, South Charleston WV.
She is survived by her dog: Gracie; her sister: Bonnie Perry (Jack); and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service for Phala was Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. Nancy White officiating. Burial was in Culloden Community Cemetery, Charley’s Creek, Culloden.

Rev. Kenneth “Linden” Reed, 88, of Hurricane, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joan Reed; three children Cindy and husband Danny Adkins, Debbie and husband Mark Young, and Mark and wife Ashley Reed; sister Mary Elizabeth Starcher; brother Quenton Reed; six grandchildren Brian and wife Heidi Cook, Amanda and husband Brandon Arthur, Claire and husband Adam Culver, Emily and husband John Heim, Katherine Reed, and Mark Reed, II; twelve great grandchildren Eliana, Ayden, Lexi, Hannah, Kaleb, Brooklynn, Canaan, Christian, Bella, Connor, Oliver, and Raegan.
A tribute to the life of Rev. Kenneth “Linden” Reed wwas held Friday, December 2, 2022 at Mt. Union Church, Pliny, with his son, Mark L. Reed officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

John Roger (“Jack”) Wilson, 92 of Hurricane, passed away on December 3, 2022. He was born in Huntington, West Virginia on November 28, 1930 to Louis Locke and Lillian Margaret Dorsey Wilson.
Preceding him in death in addition to his father and mother, were sisters Mary Catherine DePaulo, Margaret Ann Durham, Victoria Elizabeth Davis, and brothers R. V. Dorsey Wilson and Louis Locke Wilson, Jr.
Jack is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betty Parsons Hunt Wilson. Also, his daughter Susan Leigh Wilson Patterson Becka of Zionsville, IN; his son John R. Wilson, Jr. (Joyce) of Scott Depot; his stepson Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt (Kristen) of Tampa FL; his stepdaughter Beverly Hunt DeVoss (Kent) of Hurricane. He is survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Jack was a graduate of Hurricane High School and Greenbrier Military Institute and attended Marshall University and Stetson University. Among his fondest memories of youth, was his time spent caring and tending the cows on his Grandfather Dorsey’s farm in Hurricane.
Jack began his career with the Putnam County Bank in 1952 and rose to President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Bank and Putnam Bancshares, Inc.
While Jack served on several Boards and was well respected statewide in the banking community, his greatest passion in banking was not for personal attention, but by helping his community and his customers achieve their dreams. His participation with local leaders has resulted in Putnam County’s first hospital, the development of the City’s water treatment facilities and the establishment of a regional call center for Appalachian Power. No less important was providing counseling to help start a new business or to provide an individual their first mortgage loan. While Jack helped many schools and local organizations, he was passionate about Putnam County and Cabell County 4-H livestock sales and participated in these programs for over 30 years. Due to his involvement in these livestock sales, many local young people were able to fund their own college educations.
The family expresses its sincere thanks to caregivers who provided daily comfort to Jack: Chuck Cummings, Erica Manns, Rhonda Lemley, Bonnie Mills and Allie Arthur. The family also recognizes the work of HospiceCare for Charleston for their assistance.
Due to health issues and illness in the immediate family, Funeral Services for Jack will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in Valley View Memorial Park Mausoleum. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.
Donations in lieu of flowers: Putnam County 4-H; 103-C Roosevelt Boulevard; Eleanor, WV 25070-0368 or Cabell County 4-H; 1302 W Main Street, Suite B; Milton, WV 25541.
Mr. Wilson’s arrangements are managed by Allen Funeral Home of Hurricane.

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