Kathy Ann Osborne, 54, of Seth, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.
Born Sept. 7, 1955, she was the daughter of Evelyn Ceravolo and the late Hershel Pridemore. She was preceded in death by her father, Hershel Pridemore; stepfather, Ray Hedrick; brothers, Gerald Ceravolo and William “Sug” Harrah; and sister, Drena Hensley.
She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 33 years Hersey “Taylor” Osborne; mother, Evelyn Ceravolo; sister, Becky Mayle; brother, Clinton “Lucky” Harrah; children, Hersey “T.O.” Osborne and wife, Verna, Eddie Osborne and wife, Ginger, Lee Osborne and wife, Lena, Amanda Thomas and companion, Eric, and Danny Petroff and companion, Tabby; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
She was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.
She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends, painting, writing, crafts, coordinating events and her dogs.
A memorial service was held on Oct. 30 at her home to celebrate her life.
Jack Junior Craddock
Jack Junior Craddock, 81, passed away Oct. 4, 2009.
Jack was born Nov. 28, 1927 in the Humble Coal Mining town of Ramage. He moved to Allen Park, Mich., in 1951 to become a truck driver. He then fell in love with a young and beautiful Janet Mullen of Trenton, Mich. They married on Sept. 17, 1955.
He was the father of three
children: Leslie Somerville Doug Craddock, and Joetta Moulding. He also has a sister Mary Frances Hill, of Ramage, and a brother Franklin Craddock, of South Rockwood, Mich.
He will be most affectionately remembered for the "projects" we shared together, and is fondly adored by his eight grandchildren.
Jack was a passionate lover of our Lord Jesus Christ. He could hit the ball a country mile. He was a wonderful husband a fantastic father, brother, teacher and friend.
In 1981, he moved to Mission, Texas and managed Rollin Home Mobile Park Previously owned by his in-laws Walter and Lola Mullen. He was loved for his years of service within McAllen Nazarene Church.
Jack battled cancer in the end. He breathed his last on Oct. 4, 2009 at 3:37 am. He lives again in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, singing like he has never sung before.
"Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them to meet the the Lord in the air" Amen.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 8 at the Rio Valley Church of Nazarene, 1400 Nolana Loop, Mission, Mich.
Verbie V. Messer
Verbie V. Messer, 97, of Danville died Oct. 24, 2009.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 27 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial followed at VanGundy Cemetery, Alkol.
Nelson Davis III
On Oct. 22, 2009, Nelson Davis III, 40, of Severn, Md., passed away in Baltimore.
He was born March 2, 1969, and was a son of the late Edna R. and Nelson Davis Jr.
He is survived by his sister, Sonya E. Davis; and a nephew, Bryon Davis.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 30 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial followed at Boone Memorial Park, Madison.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 700 Broadway, Suite 810, Denver, CO 80203.
Marilee Dawn Anderson
Marilee Dawn Aleshire Anderson, 54, of Blair, Logan County, died Sunday Oct. 25, 2009, at her home.
Born July 31, 1955, in Madison, she was the daughter of Clara Jean Stollings Tichenor of Blair and the late Arnise Aleshire.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her
sister, Marcella Aleshire.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Robin and Nicholas Martin of Painesville, Ohio; brother, Robbie Tichenor of Blair; grandchildren, Nicole Anderson, Ryan Martin, and Jessica Martin; aunts, and several cousins.
There will be no service or
visitation. Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.
William Charles Ball
William Charles “Possum” Ball, 57, of Danville, Boone County, went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 30, 2009.
Born Sept. 18, 1952, he was the son of Rosa Marie Hendren Ball of Hewett and the late Jesse C. “Jack” Ball.
Mr. Ball was a former coal miner, a member of the UMWA, and a member of the Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church, Hewett.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by brothers, Jackie Ball of Danville, Douglas Ball and Jimmy Ball, both of Hewett; and sister, Joyce Ball of Hewett.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 3 at Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger McCauley officiating. Burial followed at Henderson Ball Cemetery, Hewett.
Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
David Lee Miller
David Lee Miller, 38, of Foster died Oct. 30, 2009.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 2 at at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial followed at Orchard Hills, Yawkey.
Alice Smoot Gentry
Alice Smoot Gentry passed away Oct. 24, 2009, in Louisville, Ky.
She was born in Madison to Lucy and the late Boyd Smoot on March 11, 1952.
Immediate family survivors include two children, Allyson Leigh and Greer Lee Gentry Jr.; her mother, Lucy Smoot; and six siblings, Phillip (Alice), Vera (Thad), Douglas (Carolyn), Janice (Jerry), Rodney and Shelia (Dan).
Alice completed Madison Elementary School and graduated from Scott High School. Alice attended West Virginia State College, now West Virginia State University, where she met and
married a college class mate, Greer Gentry Sr. Various employment opportunities took them to Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia, and Minnesota. Alice, along with her two children, moved to Michigan for three years before finally
settling in Maplewood, Minn.
To all her friends and family from many places, Alice leaves gifts of love to treasure -- her laughter, her smile, her witty remarks, her advice, and thoughtfulness -- to fill our hearts with joyful memories.
Highlights from her professional and career accomplishments include the following: Alice
graduated magna cum laude with a BA degree in organizational
management and communications from Concordia University in
St. Paul, Minn., held a Master Compliance Administrator
certification from the American Contract Compliance Association and Morgan State University Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, managed the Inclusiveness in Contracting Program for Ramsey County, Minn., co-chaired the Communications/Membership Committee and was secretary of the African American Leadership Council (AALC) whose vision was to create and sustain an
environment of dignity, freedom, equity, social justice, health and prosperity in and for the African-American Community, served as vice president for four years and continued to serve as a board
member of the Summit Teen University Center Inc. in St. Paul, Minn., held membership on
various professional committees throughout her career and has served as a mentor to youth.
In lieu of flowers, you may send expressions of sympathy to the dental scholarship fund honoring the memory of Alice's late father: Boyd A. Smoot Memorial Scholarship, Fund number 3Z018. Mail to West Virginia University Foundation, One Waterfront Place, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 31 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Interment followed at Memory Gardens, Garden of Devotion Mausoleum, Low Gap Road, Madison.