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Obituaries

The Putnam Standard MICHAEL LEE ADKINS EMOGENE JONES BAILEY BILL LEE BOGGESS HAROLD BOWLES VIRGIL W. BOWLING, SR. MICHAEL JOSEPH EADS ELIZABETH VIRGINIA LYON FISHER BEN DOYLE GRIFFITH, SR. DELCIE HIGGINBOTHAM FAYE HIGGINBOTHAM PATRICIA ANN HIGGINBOTHAM GUY RUTHERFORD JIVIDEN MACIL "MARIE" JOHNSTON OKEY LEGG BRIAN DAVID LUCAS MADELINE P. ROBINSON TERICA "TERI" LYNN KNAPP ROUSH RUTH SANDIFER ELOISE MARY SANSON ROLANDO V. SCHIAVONI LOIS "JEANNE" WATTS RUSSELL W. "RUSTY" WITHROW, JR

MICHAEL LEE ADKINS Michael Lee Adkins, 55, of Scott Depot, W.Va., passed away at home on Nov. 17, 2012. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Phillip Bower. Entombment followed at Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane. Mike was born on March 8, 1957, in Detroit Michigan, son of the late Maedell & Millington Adkins, Jr., and was an engineer at Tri State Coating of Salt Rock, W.Va. for 14 years. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Adkins & Mark Adkins. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carol Adkins; a son, David (Heath) Marion of Milton, W.Va.; and four daughters, Starlah and her husband Jeremy Wilcox of Hurricane, W.Va., Erica Adkins Harper of Beckley, W.Va., Daphne Adkins of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Talisha (Till) and her husband Paul Allen Lycans of Fort Gay, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Bryce, Gavan, Michael, Tevan, Tyler, Trey, Mattie, Nicholas, Cassidy, & Whitney. Also survived by sister, Tena Gue & her husband Timmy of Branchland, W.Va.; brother, Millington Adkins III of Beech Fork, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Vicki Adkins of Metamore, Mich., Rebecca Smith of Culloden, W.Va.; brothers-in law, Richard and wife Rita Guthrie of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Dana and wife Theresa Guthrie of Poca, W.Va., and Warren Wingo of St. Albans, W.Va. Also survived by many special friends and family. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Mike touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

EMOGENE JONES BAILEY Emogene Jones Bailey, 82, of Dunbar, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley. She was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education and was a member of Dunbar Church of Christ for 82 years. Preceding her in death were her husband, Howard Bailey; son, Gregory Howard Bailey; daughter, Kelly S. Abshire; parents, Emmett F. and Lillie M. Jones; sisters, Lorraine Scott, Freda Robbins and Marthalene Jones; and brother, Emmett F. Jones Jr. Surviving are her children, Teresa J. Hanson and husband, Chuck, of Winfield, Kimberly M. Landers and husband, Lester, of Dunbar and Lisa G. Asbury and husband, Tandy, of Fraziers Bottom; son-in-law, Marshall D. Abof Dunbar; and shire grandchildren, Candi M. Kaufman and husband, Chris, of Belpre, Ohio, Lacy J. Rehe and Bob Gayda of New York, N.Y., Lindsay E. McChesney and husband, Rob, of Hagerstown, Md., Daniel H. Landers and wife, Anna, of Morgantown, Sara N. Bailey of Pittsburgh, Pa., T.L. Asbury and wife, Stacie, of Winfield, Adam L. Landers and wife, Kelly, of Charleston, Erika D. Walker and husband, Stephen, of Fraziers Bottom, Miranda H. Asbury of Fraziers Bottom and Zachary Hanson of Wardensville. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Cooper McChesney, Cara Kaufman, Owen McChesney, Cory Kaufman and Isaac Bayes. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17 at Dunbar Church of Christ with Minister Stephen Walker and Minister Donnie Joe Chapman officiating. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Park. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

BILL LEE BOGGESS Bill Lee Boggess, 82, of Dunbar, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Division. He was born March 9, 1930, and was the loving husband of Artie Holstein Boggess. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dunbar, where he had served in many positions. He was a former Dunbar city councilman and a member of Dunbar Masonic Lodge No. 159 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, where he played in the Gold Band. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Bill formerly was a fireman for the Dunbar Fire Department. He retired from Union Carbide Institute and had been an agent for Erie Insurance Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie and Dolores Boggess; brothers, Harry, Norman (Poochie) and David Boggess; granddaughter, Beth

Kerns; and great-granddaughter, Emmy Kerns. Bill is survived by his wife, Artie; children, Penny (Butch) Kerns of Hurricane, Teri (Harry) Smith of Marietta, Ga., Tim Boggess of Teays Valley, Pat (Steve) Jones of Harrisville and Rose (Dan) Kult of Temecula, Calif.; grandchildren, Beki (Rich) Adkins, Scott (Britany) Kerns, Kristen (Jon) Guthrie, Harry Smith, Derek Smith, Clint Smith, Paige Boggess, Lydia Boggess, Aaron Boggess, Valerie Boggess, Vanessa Boggess, Jason (Megan) Jones, Melanie Jones, Ben Jones, Rachel (Chris) Figg, Stephanie (Ben) Watkins, Meridith Kult and Alex Kult; great-grandchildren, Kevin Adkins, Jude and Elle Kerns, Kailee Guthrie, Miciah and Kyra Jones, Owen Figg and Evie Watkins; brothers, Jack (Jean) Boggess of Oak Island, N.C., and Kenny Boggess of Cross Lanes; sister, Jeanie (Doug) Lindsey of Nitro; and sister-in-law, Marion Boggess of Cross Lanes. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, November 16, at Dunbar First Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Shields officiating. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Park. The family requests donations are made to the First Baptist Church of Dunbar or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

HAROLD BOWLES Harold Bowles, 87, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the home of his son, Rick Bowles. Harold was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County. He was a member of Valley Christian Assembly and also attended Open Door Apostolic Church. He retired from Montgomery Ward after 35 years of service. He was manager of the shoe department and the men and boys departments. He also worked for Save Supply for a few years, where he helped design kitchens for a number of new homes and remodeling. He was a veteran of the USMC, serving his country during World War II in the Marshall Islands from 1942 to 1946. He was a wonderful Christian man and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Della Bowles; his wife, Helen Lee Given Bowles; his infant daughter, Della May; his son, Randall Lane Bowles; his sister, Gladys R. Stalnaker; his brother, Clarence E. Bowles; and several infant brothers and sisters. Harold is survived by his son, Rick (Susan) Bowles of Winfield; two daughters, Valerie Kraus (George) of Kenna and Lori Meadows (Rick) of South Charleston; one brother, Roy

Thursday,November 29,2012 – Page 11 Bowles (Faye) of Nitro; two sisters, Julia Workman (Bill) of Tombstone, Ariz., and Mary Sweeny (Jim) of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Dawn Hager (Carl) of Hurricane, David Ownby of Richmond, Va., Carrie Guggenbiller (Matthew) of North Carolina and Mathew Bowles (Jenna) of Charleston; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of Harold's life was held Saturday, November 17, at Harding Funerals & Cremations with Pastor Phil Dunn officiating. Interment followed, with military graveside rites, by the USMC in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Hospice for the love and care that was shown to Harold while he was in their care. The family requests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536; or to Valley Christian Assembly, 1703 Bigley Ave., Charleston, WV 25302. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City, assisted the Bowles family.

VIRGIL W. BOWLING, SR. Virgil W. Bowling, Sr., passed away at home, in Kenansville, Florida, on Friday November 16, 2012, after an extended illness. Virgil was a faithful Primitive Baptist. He was a truck driver for 25 years and owned his own trucking company for twelve years. He retired as a rancher in Texas before moving to his home in Kenansville, Florida. Virgil was born to Truman and Vive Bowling on October 7, 1933. He is survived by his loving wife, Myrna Carol Bowling; one son, Virgil W. Bowling Jr. of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Deborah Clark of College Station, Texas, Dixie Parrish of Dennison, Texas and Sheila Johnson (Jim) of Honey Grove, Texas; two stepchildren, Larry Atkinson (Sharon) of Milton, West Virginia and Lisa Reed (Mark) of Charleston, West Virginia; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Virgil Bowling was held Tuesday November 20, 2012 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willard Beller officiating. Entombment followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House, West Virginia.

The family asks that donations are made to Vitas Hospice Charitable fund, 2201 Lucien Way Suite 100 Maitland, Florida 32751 in Virgil's honor. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Bowling family. Online condolences may be sent to www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

MICHAEL JOSEPH EADS Michael Joseph Eads, 20, of Hurricane, born January 22, 1992, passed away suddenly in a tragic train accident. He was preceded in death by his father, James Norman Eads Sr. Surviving are his son, Bradley Allen Eads, 6 months old; mother, Mary Call-King, and stepfather, Jerry King, both of Curtice, Ohio; sisters, Katherine Eads Phillips of Vienna, Ill., Christine Eads Rose of Roanoke, Va., and Jennie Eads Wallace of Chesapeake; brother, James Norman Eads II of Cross Lanes; stepsisters, Misty Mullins and Tanya Harden; aunt, Tina Call; and uncles, Scott Call and Mike Call, all of Hurricane. He was a 2010 graduate of Clay High School, Toledo, Ohio. He was currently employed with Little Caesars, Hurricane. He loved art and music. He will be sadly missed. A celebration of Michael's life was held Friday, November 16, at One Accord Community Church, Hurricane. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of the arrangements.

ELIZABETH VIRGINIA LYON FISHER Elizabeth Virginia Lyon Fisher left this world on Monday, November 19, 2012, to be reunited with her beloved husband, Jess. During her illness, she was lovingly attended to by her family and, more recently, the gracious care of Kanawha Hospice. Virginia was also preceded in death by her "Mom," Dora Tuttle Lyon. Virginia is survived by six children, David (Gail) Fisher of Cross Lanes, Karen (David) Burdette of Pierson, Fla., Debbie Fisher of St. Albans, Beverly Sisson (and friend, Kim Held) of Charleston, Susan Griffis of Sissonville and Sandy (Jim) Stevens of Nashville, Tenn.; and she was "Nani" to seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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