From the governor’s desk: A weekly column by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
December 24, 2012
Paul Edward Spears
Paul Edward Spears of Clothier, W.Va., was born Feb. 6, 1982, in Austin, Tx. He went home to be with Jesus on Nov. 20, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his mom, Ida Faye Holbrook (Shorty) of Jeffrey; his dad, Terry Allen Spears of Clothier; brother, Allen (Kim) Spears; sister, Teresa (J.R.) Ellis; sister, Terrie Leigh Spears of Bim; one precious son, Lucas Paul Spears (Luke) and his mom Kasey (Thompson) Spears of Clothier Hill Road. Special nephews and nieces, Patrick Spears, Mark Spears, Leah Spears of Jeffery; and niece Carly Ellis of Clothier. Special aunts and uncles Vanice and Tootie Holbrook, Jabo and Catherine Holbrook, Jimmy and Ruth Holbrook, Uncle Robert and Aunt Miss Holbrook, Elwood and Annamae Holbrook, Uncle David Spears and Linda of Chapmanville, W.Va., Aunt Jean Hagen of Georgia, Aunto Brenda and Lanny Cross of Nashville, Tenn.; and a host of of cousins Brianna and Mia and friends Paul.
He will be sadly missed.
Services were conducted by Handley Funeral Home. Ministers were Ralph Caudill and Edsel Elshire. Singer was Ginger Dials and a special song for mom – “The Baby.”
He was laid to rest at the Brown Cemetery in Spruce Laurel, W.Va.
He was known to all the kids as Uncle Paul.
Jonathan Mark Setser
Jonathan Mark Setser was born on December 12, 1951, and went to be with his Lord on November 14, 2011.
Another one has left us,
gone to his Heavenly home.
Another one of our family,
chosen to go on.
We wait down here,
Patiently for that time.
When we can see our Savior and those,
chosen to go on.
Pieces of our heart,
Taken with each one.
Never to be whole again until we’re,
Chosen to go on.
Mark is sadly missed by his family and friends.
Brady Kimbler, Jr., 77, of Harrisville, WV passed away at home with his family around him. He told his family that he had made his peace with God before he passed.
He was born July 22, 1935 and was a son of the late Brady and Beulah Kimbler. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife Jewell Kimbler; two sons, Clarence and Michael of Harrisville; three daughters, Kathryn Craig of Parkersburg, Valarie Ratcliff and Sue Ann Kimbler both of Harrisville; nineteen grandchildren; and eleven great- grandchildren.
And his Father put his arms around him and took him to heaven.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with Toby Dukich officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Madison with military graveside rites performed by Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 of Madison, WV.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.