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Beth Ann Bentley Robinson
Beth Ann Bentley Robinson, 34, of Culloden, wife of Timothy Robinson died Monday, November 15, 1999 in Putnam General Hospital. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are her mother, Bethel Ann Long Bentley of Oak Hill; one son, Eric Christopher Robinson of Culloden; and one brother, David Bentley of Hurricane. Funeral Friday, November 19, 1999 at Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston; burial in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Jeffery “Jeff” Kent Ray
Jeffery “Jeff” Kent Ray, 37, of Milton, WV, formerly of Grant Avenue, Dayton, OH, passed away on November 9, 1999, after an extended illness. He is survived by his parents, George and Phyllis “Boots” Lucas of Milton; faithful aunt, Pauline Scarberry of Milton; special friend and loved one, Robert Baker of Dayton, OH; special friend Mary Baker of Dayton, OH, and a host of additional friends. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, November 11th at White Chapel Memorial Garde
ns in Barboursville. Querry's Mortuary in East Huntington, WV, was in charge of arrangements.
Pearl Ross
Pearl Ross, 86, of Huntington, passed away November 22, 1999, at Heritage Manor, Huntington. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, November 24,.1999, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born April 13, 1913, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Henry and Cassie Ross. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James R. “Jim” and Linda Ross of Barboursville; two sisters, Leona Christman of Huntington, and Jewell Parsons of Charleston; three grandsons, James Ross, Jr. and his wife, Laura, Michael Ross, and Jason Ross; two great-granddaughters, Samantha and Jamie Ross. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.
Macil G. Reed
Macil G. Reed, 86, of Hurricane, widow of Irving “Smitty” Reed, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999 in Morris Memorial Nursing Home. She was the retired owner and operator of University Market, 3rd Avenue, Huntington. Survivors include two nephews, Ronald Gillenwater of Dorchester, Mass., and Russell Harris of Hurricane; and two nieces, Carol Gillenwater of Dorchester and Dorothy Harris of Hurricane. Funeral Friday, Sept. 17th at Allen Funeral Home. Burial in Lincoln Memorial Park.
LaVeda Tatum Raines
Mrs. LaVeda Tatum Raines, 73, of Barboursville, passed away Monday, September 6, 1999, in St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Henson Mortuary with the Rev. Jay Tatum officiating. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. She was born August 9, 1926, in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late David Edgar and Christine Worley Tatum. She was a former employee of Owens-Illinois and was a member of the Baptist Temple, Huntington. Survivors include her husband, Charles Lee Raines; two sons, William Steven Raines of Broadway, N.C., and Terry Allen Raines at home; two daughters, Michelle Crane and Cynthia Mahle, both of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Jesse Fitzpatrick of Huntington; three brothers, William Tatum of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Cecil Tatum of Woodbridge, Va. and Robert Tatum of Leesburg, Va.; five grandchildren, Amy Parsons, Julie Kelly, Adam Raines, Christine Raines and Michael Raines; four great grandchildren, Gary Parsons, Jr., Andy Parsons, Drew McVey and Taylor Raines; and special nieces Patricia Timler and Judy Dean.
Harry E. Rimmer
Harry E. Rimmer, 68, of Barboursville, died ‘Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999 at his home after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 21 1999 at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by the Reverend Buddy Muncy and Reverend Caudle Adkins. Burial in Milton Cemetery. He was born Dec. 13, 1930 in Milton, a son of the late Roy and Edith Johnson Rimmer. He graduated from Barboursville High School and Marshall University. He was a retired lab supervisor with Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Harry was a veteran of the U.S Army, serving our country in Post-WWII Germany. He attended Rock of Ages United Baptist Church. Harry was an avid hobbyist and had many interests, especially the natural sciences and U.S. history. He was particularly interested in studying the Civil War and had collected many books and artifacts. He is survived by five sisters Juanema Warden and Juanita Jeffrey, both of Barboursville, Joyce McCormick of Milton, Ruth Lewis and Mary Jane Rimmer, both of Huntington; two brothers, Albert Rimmer of Ona and Bob Rimmer of Lexington, Ky., all of whom he loved very deeply.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Harry was a loving godfather to Gabe Muncy, Sarah Damron and Katie Damron, his great-nephew and great-nieces. They adored him and considered him to be one of the best parts of their lives. Harry also leaves behind a host of friends and co-workers who enriched his life. “ God loves a cheerful giver”, and Harry Rimmer was a cheerful giver who recognized that the true reward of this life is in the giving. He gave fully of himself and of his resources, never expecting anything in return. Harry, God will reward you richly. His family feels blessed to have had him in their lives here on earth and look forward to their eternal reunion. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to his longtime physician, Dr. David Patick as well as Dr. Mallioux, Dr. Rose, Dr. Kimmey, Dr. Denning, the nursing staff and ancillary personnel of St Mary’s Hospital and the angels from Hospice of Huntington, who made his transition to death a peaceful and nearly painless event shared in a meaningful way by his friends and family. This will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, contributions were made to Hospice of Huntington. Pallbearers were Dr. Tim Damron, Mr. Jack Warner, Mr. Jim Jeffrey, Mr. Scott Alan Rimmer, Mr. Steve Warden, and Mr. Rodney Warden.
Donald A. Ray
Donald A. Ray, 69, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Huntington, WV, died Friday, June 11, 1999, in Bradenton. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 16,1999, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Brother Anthony Francis, OSFC and the Rev. Jay Tatum. Burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. He was born February 23, 1930, in Cabell County, a son of the late Pat and Bertha Martin Ray. He was a general foreman, retired from CSX after 39 years of service; a member of the Minerva Lodge, #13, A.F.&A.M.; Guyandotte Chapter No. 10, R.A.M., Huntington Commandery No. 009, Knights Templar, Huntington, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston, WV. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Norman Ray. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Perry Ray; one daughter, DonEllen Ray of Huntington; one son, Jack Ray of Bradenton, FL; two brothers, Wendell Ray of Huntington and Carroll Ray of Barboursville; and two sisters-in-law, Patsy and Joyce Ray of Barboursville. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, Box 464, Huntington, 25709 or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


James Lawrence "Robot" Robertson, 68, of Milton, died Monday, April 12, 1999, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 16th at Milton Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Patton officiating. Burial followed in Lunsford Cemetery, Milton, WV. He was born May 19, 1930, at Huntington, WV, the son of the late Opie Lawrence and Louise Burdette Robertson. He was retired from Owens Illinois as a machine operator. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Robertson. Survivors include his wife, Eilean Fisher Robertson of Milton; two daughters Tracy Lynn Robertson and Erma "Babe" Robertson; one son, Larry Robertson; and his stepson, Rex Clagg; three sisters, Eloise Smith, Patricia Napier and Judy Hall; and one brother Willie D. Robertson. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Britney Clagg and Danny, Jessica and Justin Robertson; one great-grandson, Nicholas Robertson; and one aunt, Ruby Robertson. He had two very special friends, Oscar Carl Rice and Johnny Ray Hedrick.

Okey Melvin Rose

Okey Melvin Rose, 80, of Somerset, Ohio, formerly of Barboursville and Clendenin, died Sunday, May 30, 1999, in Lancaster Fairfield County Medical Center, Lancaster, OH. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, June 3, 1999 at the West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton, WV. He was born January 9, 1919, in Clendenin, a son of the late Richard P. and Lettie Huffman Rose. He was retired from Columbia Gas and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jones Rose; one daughter, Sandra Jose of Somerset: one son, Michael Rose of New Concorde, OH: two sisters, Ruth VanBuskirk, of Kenton, OH, and Bessie Tittle of Tad, WV. Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville was in charge of arrangements.

Eldon C. Ross

Mr. Eldon C. Ross, 72, of Madison Creek Rd., Branchland, WV, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Robert Hatfield. Burial in Ross Cemetery, Madison Creek Rd., Salt Rock. He was born July 7, 1926, in Cabell County. a son of the late Lee and Vilora Parsons Ross. He was a US Army Veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient; and a member of the Green Valley Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, Hersel Ross and two sisters, Elsie Lucas and Ever Stephens. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ruth Holton Ross; one son, Matthew Ross of Branchland, two stepsons, Philip Key of Salt Rock and Robert Key of Phoenix, Arizona; one step-daughter, Vickie Bailey of Salt Rock; two sisters, Wilma and Naomi Keyser, both of Salt Rock; one granddaughter, Brittany Ross of Barboursville; four step-granddaughters, and four stepgrandsons; three step-great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

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