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Rev. T. Harold Grant
Rev. T. Harold Grant, 73, of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Dec 14, 1999, at home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Heck Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Horne and Pastor Marshall Crowder officiating and singing by the Gospel Word Singers. Burial in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. He was born April 3, 1926, in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Weston and Hattie Grant. He was also preceded in his death by one brother, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren. He was retired from Monsanto Chemical Company, Nitro, after 33 years of service. He was of the radio ministry with 29 years of service and was affiliated with the Missionary United Gospel Mission of Charleston, WV. He is asurvived by his wife, three sons, Harold Grant of Connecticut, Kenneth Grant of Huntington, and Carlos Grant returning from Texas; six daughters, Phyllis Combs and Kathy (Kat) LeGrand, both of Chesapeake, OH, Virginia (Jenny) Parsons, A
nna Robinson, Brenda (B) Grant, all of Culloden, Louise (Lu-Lu) LeMay of Huntington; one sister, Irene Chapman of Culloden and two brothers, Mansel Grant of Hurricane and Dana Grant of Tampa, FL. Also surviving are three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four brothers-in-law, and six sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews and a host of family, also his radio family and friends.
Gretel McCoy Gugel
Gretel McCoy Gugel, 78, of Huntington, formerly of Anniston, Ala., died Monday, November 8, 1999. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, by Pastor David Cartwright. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. She was born December 4, 1920, in Henlawson, daughter of the late Charles and Hester Bledsoe McCoy. She was a member of Salt Rock United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Byron Snow of Tallahassee, Florida; two sisters, Thelma Ranson of Huntington and Clara Nickell of Seville, Ohio; two brothers, Pete McCoy of Charleston and Lawrence McCoy of Seville, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Jeremy and Christiana Snow.
Brian Matthew Gibson
Brian Matthew (Gift of God) Gibson, 11, of Barboursville, beloved son of Roger Lee and Carol Rene Gibson, brother of Lauren Rene Gibson, went home to be with Jesus, October 16,1999. He was born May 27, 1988 in Huntington. He was a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, a member of Boy Scout Troop #63, Melissa, and a 6th grade Honor Roll Student at Barboursville Middle School. Also surviving are his paternal grandmother, Neva J. Gibson of Barboursville; maternal grandmother, Norma L. King of Huntington; maternal grandfather, Edward H. King of Rome, Ohio; several aunts and uncles, Rev. Chelcie and Bobbi Gibson of Barboursville, Bill and Sharon Mullins of Madison W.Va, Jean Steinburg of Ft. Myers, FL., Doug and Vicky Brown of Blair, WV., Rod and Marcie Rollins of Denver, N.C., Jeff and Kim Watson of Salt Rock, Bob King of Huntington, Jim and Lois Dingess of Huntington, Jimi and Courtenay King of Huntington, and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 19,1999 at the Lewis Memorial Baptist Church by Dr. David Lemming and Rev. Chelcie Gibson. Burial in Lucian Adkins Cemetery. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Reen Gibson Jr.
Reen Gibson, Jr., 79, of Barboursville, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 1999. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Rev. Fred Ramey. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Barboursville, a son of the late Reen and Virgie Brumfield Gibson. He was retired from Connors Steel and was active in the Steel Workers Union Local 37. He was a member of First Altizer Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by one son, Wetzel Gibson. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Clark Gibson; one daughter, Charlotte Sperry of Akron, Ohio; three sons, Russell Gibson of Barboursville, Roger Gibson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ronald Gibson of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, David Gibson and Kenny Gibson, both of Barboursville, nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Morris Memorial Nursing Home for their care.
Randy Lee Gue
Randy Lee Gue. 54, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999. He was born on April 30, 1945, in Cabell County, W.Va. He is the son of the late Arlin and Lula Mae “Christain” Gue. He was employed at Barboursville Block for 15 Years. Randy is survived by his wife, Pamela “Knight” Gue. He will be deeply missed by his children, Teresa Mays of Ona, W.Va., Terri Lynn Slone of Barboursville, W.Va., one daughter of Chicago, Ill., Randy Lee Gue, Jr. of Ohio and three sons of Chicago; two sisters, Sissy Gue of Lesage, W.Va., and Helen Phelps of Chicago; two brothers, Calvin Gue, Sr. of Lesage, W.Va., and Gary Lee Gue of Glenwood, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, Jessica and Samuel; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, who will greatly miss him. Funeral Services were conducted Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. David Clark. Burial in Crook Cemetery.
Mildred Gillenwater
Mildred Gillenwater, 77, of Milton, WV, passed.away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999,. Funeral services were conducted Saturday,.Aug. 14 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor James Jobe officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park Milton. Mildred was born in Cabell County on July 12, 1922. She was a daughter of the late Lowell and Verna Woodard Smith. Mildred was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Gillenwater; a brother, Paul Smith; two sisters, Geneva McCallister and Marcella Brumfield; and two grandchildren, Kenny Gillenwater and Valerie Rose Setliff. She is survived by five daughters, Jenny Cremeans and Anna Morris, both of Milton, Paulette Black of Barboursville Kathryn Denbow and Mary Setliff, both of Lesage; three sons, Lonnie of Milton, David Loyd of Hurricane and Billy Lee of Glenwood; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

Ormal "Ed" Grant, 66, of Ashland, Ky., formerly of Huntington, WV, died Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Veterans Administrations Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. James Webster. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. He was born May 27, 1932 in Winfield, WV., a son of the late Russell and Gladys Chapman Grant. He was a veteran of the US Army, US Air Force and the National Guard. He was a life member of VFW Post #1064, Huntington, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Herman Otis Grant and Charles Odell Grant. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Clay of Huntington; one brother, Danny Cotton of Tucson, Arizona; special nieces, Barbara Smith and Pam Crooks, both of Ashland, Ky. and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of friends.
Pearl Evans Gibson

Pearl Evans Gibson, 64, of Milton, widow of George Elbert Gibson, died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker. survivors include one daughter, Iva DeAnna Thompson of Milton; and four.sons, Steven Gibson and Kim Gibson, both of Milton, Donald Ray Gibson and Jerry Gibson, both of Tennessee. Heck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Talmage Gibson
Talmage Gibson, 85, of Salt Rock, WV, went to be with the Lord, Friday morning, May 14,1999, at his residence after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by the Rev. Denver Dailey and the Rev. Danny Ross. Burial in Susie Chapel Cemetery. He was born July 12,1913, in Lincoln County, a son of the late Robert and Eva McComas Gibson. He was a retired employee of C&O Railroad, and a member of the Upper Smith Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Gary David Gibson; one grandson, Gary Allen Gibson; and one sister, Mary Perry. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lona Adkins Gibson; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Bill Allard of Clearwater, FL; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Gibson of Barboursville; one daughter-in-law, Linda Gibson Frazier of Salt Rock, WV; two sisters, Dora Bias of Barboursville and Lillie Bailey of Salt Rock; two brothers, Joseph and Thomas Gibson, both of Huntington, WV; seven loving grandchildren, Vanisea, Robert Timothy, Michael, Leisa, Barry, Donald and Lesley; nine adorable greatgrandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Morgan, Brittany, Paige, Kayla, Andrew, Justin and Marissa; and a host of brothers and sisters in Christ. The family would especially like to thank everyone who helped in any way during Mr. Gibson’s illness. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Lunsford “Bess” Grass

Mrs. Elizabeth Lunsford “Bess” Grass, 88, of Ona, WV, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 15, 1999, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 18, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Dr. Thomas J. DuBose officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Mrs. Grass was born in Mason County on June 5, 1910. She was a daughter of the late George E. and Mary Frances “Mollie” Ball Lunsford. Mrs. Grass was also preceded in death by her husband, Lindsey J. Grass; a daughter, Jane Ann Meadows; a son, Joe Eddie Grass and two sisters, Evelyn Ball and Dorothy Wallace. Mrs. Grass was a member of the Milton Baptist Church and received her B.A. degree from Marshall College. She first taught elementary school in Mason County then moved to the Cabell County school system. Mrs. Grass retired with a total of forty-one years of teaching service. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sara and John Curatolo of Charleston; five grandchildren, Jane Unabia of Virginia Beach, Va., Dee Wilber of Chesapeake, Ohio, Rod Richardson of Milton, Todd Grass of Culloden and Ty Grass of Hurricane; three great-grandsons, Eric and Montana Richardson and Logan Grass of Hurricane; and one sister, Mildred Gibson of Glenwood.
Gerald Dean "Jerry" Gawthrop

Mr. Gerald Dean "Jerry" Gawthrop, 51, of Lesage, WV, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at his home of a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 7 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Edwin S. Harper officiating. Burial in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom, WV. Jerry was born at Summersville, WV, on Sept. 2, 1947. He was a son of Eva Evans of White Sulphur Springs, WV, and the late C.R. Gawthrop. Jerry was also preceded in death by one brother, Hugh E. Bennett. He was a member of Apostolic Life Cathedral, Huntington, an employee of Marshall University and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors in addition to his mother are his wife, Betty Wray Gawthrop; two stepdaughters, Betty Jo Morrell and Rita Smith both of Barboursville; one stepson, Larry Dunn of Huntington; two sisters, Charlotte Cartwright of Summersville, WV, and Rita Evans of White Sulphur Springs; five brothers, James R. Moses of Indianapolis, IN, Jennings Bennett of El Paso, TX, Jesse Brown of San Antonio, TX, H. Gene Gawthrop of Dahlonega, GA, and Allen R. Gawthrop of Hurricane; his mother-in-law, Vada Wray of Lesage; a special friend, Rick Ford; six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

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