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Roy Lee Elam
Roy Lee Elam, 86, of St. Albans, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Graveside services were conducted Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Beckley, W.Va., by the Rev. Tim Jones. He was born Nov. 22, 1912, in Fayette County, W.Va., a son of the late Fred and Nattie Tate Elam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Adkins Elam. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Barbara Elam and their children, Jennifer and Jonathan Elam; two stepsons, Clay Mynes of Florida and Daniel Mynes of Pennsylvania; and one stepdaughter, Juanita McManamay of Beckley, W.Va. He also is survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Nancy Rader Easter
Mrs. Nancy Rader Easter, 72, of Milton, W.Va., went to be with her Lord Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at her her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 13 at the Milton Baptist Church, of which she was a member and deaconess. Pastor J. David Easter, her son, and Dr. Thomas J. DuBose will officiate. Burial in Milton Cemetery. Nancy was born at Huntington on Jan. 16, 1927. She was a daughter of the late George F. and Grace Lee Stewart Rader. Nancy was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Kulander and Margaret Taylor; a brother, Charles Rader and on July 13, 1994, by her husband, Harold H. Easter. Nancy retired from the Cabell County Board of Education as a secretary for Milton High School and was active in the Milton Senior Citizens. She is survived by three sons; Pastor J. David Easter and wife, Lisa of Vincennes, Ind., Tim Easter and wife, Sandra and Jeff Easter and wife, Patricia all of Milton; seven grandchildren, Luke Easter, Cody Easter, Amanda Neal and husband, Tim, Christina Easter, Katie Easter, Stephen Easter and Cindy Easter; one great-grandson, Jared Neal and one sister, Anna Virginia Roberts of Huntington. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.
Jo Ann Bowyer Woodard
Jo Ann Bowyer Woodard, 55, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 30, 1999, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Bobby Ray. Burial in Milton Cemetery. She was born May 12,1944, in Brown City, MI, a daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia Perry Bowyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis Earl Woodard; one daughter, Karen Renee Woodard; one sister, Sandra Lee Meadows; and one brother, Richard Dale Bowyer. She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna Gail and Fred Boring of Spring Hill, TN, Tammy Jo and Thomas Jones of North Branch MI, and Jennifer Lyn Woodard of Lapeer, MI; one son, James Douglas Woodard of Lapeer, MI; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Charles Chapman of Barboursville; one brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Joyce Bowyer of Barboursville; and eight grandchildren.
Forest Edward Estep Sr.
Forrest Edward Estep Sr., 76, of Milton, WV, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at his home. Funeral services were conducted July 2, 1999, at Washington Avenue Church of God Holiness, Milton, WV, of which he was a member, with the Rev. John E. Hathaway, Pastor Vernon L. Wallace and the Rev. Michael Chapman officiating. Forrest was born in Van, WV, on June 14, 1923. He was a son of the late James M. and Alta S. McLaine Estep. Forrest was also preceded in death by one sister, Maymie Wallace; and one brother, Carl Estep. He was a retired partner with Taylor & Co., Huntington and a member of the W.Va. Society of CPA’s. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Donahoe Estep: one daughter and son-in-law, Angela Dawn and Joseph A. Hensley; and one son, Forrest E. Estep Jr. all of Milton; a grandson, Davis Alexander Hensley; three step-granddaughters, Megan Marie Hensley, Jessica Lee Hensley and Allison Paige Hensley; one sister, Mary Austin of Olathe, Kan. and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that memorials be made to Washington Avenue Church of God Holiness or the Southside United Methodist Church, Huntington, WV in lieu of flowers.
Leona Ashworth Ensor, widow of Charles F. Ensor died Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at Mariner Health Care after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 26, 1999 at the Milton Funeral Home by Rev. Stan Maynard and Rev. David Ashworth. Interment at Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. She was born May 18, 1914, in Milton, W.Va., the daughter of the Iate Alice and John William Ashworth. She was a clerk with Holley Brothers and Seager and Green, Estep, Rays Grocery. She also worked for Douglas Aircraft Company of Los Angeles, Calif. and, General Machine Co. of South Charleston, W.V, during World War II. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where she attended as a child, and the Church In The Valley. Survivors include one son, Donald G. Ensor of Huntington, and one grandson, Matthew A. Black of Huntington; two sisters, Lula Lunsford of Milton and Ola Mae Dailey, Ona W.Va.; two brothers, William Woodrow Ashworth, Milton, W.Va. and Roy Lakin Ashworth, Huntington, W.Va. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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