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Martha Beller, 83, of Eleanor, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024 after a short illness.
Born on January 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Effie Lyons of Eleanor.
She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Duncan of Red House and Tracey (Todd) Holmes of Eleanor and sisters Jane Bell of Buffalo, Connie Lyons of Eleanor, Linda (Charlie) Asbury of Red House, granddaughters Jessica Cummings and Lindsay Hill of North Carolina and five great grandchildren.
Friends and family can visit Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 1:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M. before the family will have a graveside service at Beech Grove cemetery in Eleanor with Pastor David Panaro, Jr. officiating.

Tammy Lorane Bentley, 50, of Culloden, went home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2024, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.
She was born on June 2, 1973 in Huntington to the late Harold and Norma Jean Chapman Dunn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Earlena Bentley and her cousin Anthony Lott.
Throughout her life, she was a very devoted mother to her four children: Chelsea Bentley (Nathan Adkins), Mikayla Rusnak (Chris Rusnak), Alex Bentley, and Tristian Bentley.
Tammy is survived by her two sisters and brother-in-law, Sandy and Tom Zerkle of Ironton, Ohio and Carrol Dunn of Culloden; and special nieces and nephews.
She was a very dedicated nurse for 25 plus years in long term care facilities doing various roles from CNA work, floor nursing to Director of Nursing and MDS Coordinator for corporate. She touched many lives during her nursing career. She was known for her smile, her contagious laugh, and the love she had for her four children. She will be greatly missed by many.
A gathering of family and friends was Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, along with the Nurse’s Honor Guard who will relieve her from her nursing duties.

John Phillip Cabell, 85, of Red House, formerly of Shelbiana, KY, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Thursday, February 1, 2024. He was a retired railroad journeyman, and served his country as a veteran of the United States Army. John was a Christian and dedicated member of the West Virginia Home Mission Church.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Bonnie Cabell, one beloved daughter Bonnie (Roger) Potter Mullins, and four sons, Scott (Stacy) Cabell, Brett Cabell, Timothy Cabell and John Cabell, Jr. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Katherine Mullins, Violet Mullins and Kingston Cabell. Other survivors include two loyal brothers, William (Susie) Cabell, Mandy (Sherry) Cabell, one sweet sister, Alice Miller, and a host of extended family and friends.
Born June 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Mandy Cabell and Falcy Basiden. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Miller, and two brothers, Kenneth Cabell, and Ronald Cabell.
John was passionate about studying the Bible and sharing the love of our Lord with others. He loved to sing in the church choir, and he used to go visit the elderly and sing to them in nursing homes. He was an avid hunter, he enjoyed woodworking and he absolutely loved clogging to bluegrass music. He was also a long-time member of the West Virginia Honor Guard. Now that John has passed into the arms of our Lord, his physical life on earth is over but it is the beginning of an eternal and beautiful journey for him.
Funeral service was Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastors Adam Null and Randy Browning officiating. Burial was in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Red House.

Paul Wayne Chancey
Paul W. Chancey, 60, of Poca, went to be the Lord on January 27, 2024.
Paul had held numerous jobs in his working career. The one job he enjoyed most was being a caregiver.
He was preceded in death by his parents Shirley and Louis Ulbrich Chancey, grandparents Riley and Mona Chancey and Hugo and Melvina Ulbrich, sister Tamera Chancey, and brother-in-law David Painter.
Paul is survived by his “Fur” daughter Destiny Faith Chancey, sister Anita Painter of Marion, SC, brother David Chancey (Leslie Layne) of Poca and sister Angela Hill (David) of Poca, nieces Daneille Painter of Marion, SC and Katie Jarrett (Scotty) of Hurricane, nephew Brad Chancey of Poca, great-nephews Carson and Ellijah Jarrett of Hurricane, special aunt Marty Lyons of Spencer, special cousin Dottie Cline (Kenny) of Winfield, and special friend Jeannie Kessell Wilson.
Honoring his wishes, Paul will be cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time.
The family wants to thank Pastor Kevin Starcher for visiting Paul on January 23, 2024, and witnessing Paul receiving Jesus in his heart.

Brenda Joyce Grant
Brenda Joyce Grant, 64, of Culloden, went Home to be with The Lord on January 26, 2024 at Cabell Huntington Hospital Huntington.
She was born to the late Mary O. Sovine Ward and T. Harold Grant on November 11, 1959. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister: Louise LeMay; and brothers: Harold, Kenny and Jeff.
Brenda was a very proud and devoted Christian as a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Hurricane, and provided home health care.
She is survived by her sisters: Anna (Steve) Robinson of Culloden, Phyllis Combs of Chesapeake, OH, Kat (Roger) LeGrand of Kitts Hill, OH and Virginia Parsons of Hurricane; brother: Carlos Grant of Barboursville; special long time friend: Mary Bird of Culloden; brother in-law: Perry LeMay; as well as, several nieces, nephews and other family members.
Funeral Service for Brenda was Thursday February 1, 2024 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Kim Stone officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

Dorothy E. Higginbotham
Dorothy E. Cash Higginbotham, 91, of Eleanor, passed away Wednesday January 31, 2024 at Rolling Meadows Place following a short illness.
Born June 14, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Cash and Florence D. Cash. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Mack” Higginbotham; sons, Robert “Bob” Higginbotham and Bill Higginbotham; grandson, Alan Higginbotham Fitchner and sister, Inez Blevins.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Amber Spivey, William (Amber) Higginbotham and Larissa (Angel) Diaz; great grandchildren, Makayla Keziah, Aaron Spivey, Connor Ralston, Juliana Diaz, Nathaniel Diaz and Nadia Diaz; great great grandchildren, Daymon Keziah and Evelyn “Evie” Keziah. Dorothy is also survived by her special niece, Joyce Myers.
Funeral service was Saturday February 3, 2024 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Travis Rucker officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.

Betty Honaker
Betty Honaker, 92, of Culloden, went home to be with the Lord January 31, 2024 at Cornerstone Wellness Center in Huntington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Dora Smith of St Albans; her husband James E. Honaker and 2 sons, Michael E. Honaker and Douglas S. Honaker.
Surviving are children, Kathy Sampson (Ed) of Milton and Ron Honaker (Regina) of Culloden,; sister, Judy Hale (Joe) of So. Charleston; grandchildren Chad Sampson (Libby), Courtney Boneta (Mick), Cody Honaker, Austin Honaker, Brandon Honaker and Melissa Stout; great grandchildren Sidney, Bryleigh and Kynzlee Sampson and Soleille Honaker.
She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Culloden.
Service was Monday, February 5, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home with Elder Tony Edwards and Elder Harold Johnson officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memorial Park.

Tom Jeffers
Thomas O. “Tom” Jeffers, 64, of Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at his home following a long illness. Tom was a Christian and a member of Barnett Chapel Church. He was a retired operating engineer and member of Operating Engineers Local # 132.
Born January 6, 1960 in Grimms Landing, he was the son of the late Charles Jeffers and Ethel Jeffers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two unborn children; his brothers, Bill, Buck, Joe, and George Jeffers; his sisters, Ruth Jeffers and Donna Bailes; and two infant sisters.
Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Betty Darlene Jeffers; step-daughter, Michelle Craig; grandchildren, Ashley Craig, Ashtyn Burks, and Ayden Bennett; great-grandchildren, Kayser, Kolter, and Adalynn; brothers, Paul (Paula) Jeffers, Pete (Jannette) Jeffers; sister-in-law, Karen “Sissy” Jeffers; special friend, Joe Whittington; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Service was Thursday, February 8, 2024, with Pastor Carl Bailes and Pastor Randy Parsons officiating. Burial was in Craig Cemetery, Grimms Landing.

Lillian Oxley
Lillian Birtelle Oxley, 85, of Hurricane, passed away on Sunday, January 28 in the HospiceCare of CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Oxley and brother Larence Smith and parents, Lavelle and Faye McCallister Smith.
Surviving are children: Bart and Deborah, both of Hurricane; grandchildren: Benjamin and Samantha, both of Hurricane; brothers and sisters: Bill Smith (Phyllis) and Aretta Kelley, both of Hurricane, Marilee Young and Wanda McPherson (Doug), both of Vero Beach, Florida.
Funeral service was Saturday, February 3rd at the Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane with Richard Mallory and Melissa Senseman Pratt.

John “Jack” Van Dyke
John (Jack) Byron Van Dyke, III, of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by family and friends, on February 2nd, 2024 at the age of 66 at the Hubbard Hospice House in South Charleston. J
ack was born on July 13th, 1957 in Beckley to John and Doris Van Dyke, Jr. Jack was a 1975 graduate of Canton High School in Canton, Mo. and finished his education at WV State University in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration. After college graduation, he began his career as a successful sales person with Martha White, Hanes, and completed his career in sales in pharmaceuticals. After retirement, Jack continued to work along side his special buddy, Kevin Williams, at Piggly Wiggly. They had a special bond, and Jack enjoyed taking Kevin to his guitar lessons and watching WVU sports with him. For 30 years, Jack was very active with the WV Special Olympics where he was a beloved coach and mentor. Perhaps his best known role was as “DJ Jack” where he happily played tunes for every Special Olympics event. He was also an active leader at the Nitro Presbyterian church where he volunteered many hours and was involved with numerous children’s ministries.
Jack lived in many towns in WV, but met the love of his life, Sheila Johnson, in Keyser. Jack and Sheila were happily married for 45 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Brandi Nicole Lopez and Ashlee Dawn Martin (Chuck) and two lovely granddaughters, Rylee Stoler and Charlee Martin. Jack was an extremely proud “Pappy” to his granddaughters and very involved in all their activities.
Jack is preceded in death by his mother, Doris Van Dyke and his mother and father in law Charles and Betty Johnson, and well as his sister in law Pam Junkins. Other than his loving wife, children and grandchildren, he is survived by his father, John B. Van Dyke, JR., of Scott Depot, and sisters, Debbie Raines (Noah) of Hurricane, Donna Patrick (John) of Glenford, OH, Denise Pope (Steve) of Moultrie, Ga., and Tammy Sowards (Dwayne) of Scott Depot. Also survived by brother and sister in law Dave and Janell Johnson, and brother in law Steve Junkins all of Keyser, and many nieces and nephews as well as special friends Dane and Penny Ryan of Poça.
Jack was an avid WVU fan, and for his celebration of life, he requested that everyone wear WVU apparel. Services were held Monday, February 5, at the Nitro Presbyterian Church. Burial was Tuesday, February 6, at Potomac Memorial Garden in Keyser.

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