Fred Davis

Fred Davis, 78, of Oldfield Branch Road, Williamson, died suddenly at his residence on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

He was born at Williamson, July 22, 1940, the son of the late Mike and Ethel Jarvis Davis.

He was a retired forklift operator, a fine marksman and enjoyed knife collecting and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Freddy Davis; two brothers, Bill and Raymond Davis; and four sisters, Jean Hall, Gaynell, Louivine and Mary Lou Davis.

He is survived by one son, Sonny Davis; two daughters, Barbara Ward and Karen Mae Davis; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In honoring Fred’s wishes, cremation services were held. Public services will not be held. A private observance is set for a later date to fully carry out Fred’s wishes. Arrangements are under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

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Edward Ellis

Edward Lee Ellis, 62, of Davin, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the CAMC Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born at Man, Feb. 2, 1956, the son of the late William Cal and Minnie Ellis. 

He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He was a former custodian at Man ARH for 25 years and also, atw Logan Regional Medical Center. During the years in between his job as a custodian at Logan, he also worked as a warehouse technician at Electric Motor Service in Logan. He returned to Logan Regional in 2014, until he retired on March 9, 2018.  

He was outgoing, charismatic, loved to talk and never met a stranger. He was affectionately known as “the life of the party” because he always brought his humor to family and social events. He had a love for making people laugh and never failed to bring a smile to those who met him. Eddie was a devout Christian and loved singing in church. He also sang with his family in their gospel group, “The Hall Family” for many years. One of his greatest joys, aside from serving the Lord, was being a father to his son, Noah.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ulysses Grant “Chittle” Ellis, Richard Lee Ellis and William Clinton Ellis; and two sisters, Linda Mae Ellis and Janice Marie Hall.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lahoma S. Ellis, of Davin; his beloved son, of whom he was very proud, Noah Edward Ellis, of Kistler; his stepdaughter, Molly Meade, of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Arlene Estep (Buddy), of Martin, Ky., and Parthena Copley, of South Williamson, Ky.; his special nieces and nephews, whom he considered siblings, Diana Davis (Duck), of Davin, Susie Hall, of Mallory, Johnny Hall (Carla), of Man, David Hall (Sabrina) and Ronald Hall (Denise), both of Greenville, and Jamie Hall (Mallorie), of Mallory; his ex-wife and mother of his child, Pam Bare, of Kistler; many other nieces and nephews; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the Greenville Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Baxter Toler and Rev. Donald Lafferty officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, with his nephews serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

His humble heart and gentle spirit will never be forgotten.

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Mabel Quattro

Mabel K. Quattro, 89, of Coral Springs, Fla., formerly of Williamson, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

 She was born at Vulcan, Sept. 23, 1928, the daughter of the late Henry and Pearl Murphy Kiser.

She was a graduate of Matewan High School and formerly employed by the Mingo County Board of Education.    

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Quattro; a brother, Henry Kiser Jr.; and three sisters, Marie Hensley, Mildred Kiser and Geneva Lamanca.

She is survived by her children, Gina Case (Dave), of Coral Springs, Fla., and Anthony Quattro (Rob), of Haines City, Fla.; her grandchildren, Ryan Case, Kendall Holder (Jamie) and Jordan Case and his fiancée, Chloe Heim; a great-grandson, Braxton Holder; a sister-in-law, Gladys Kiser of Dixon, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, with Rev. Jarrod Belcher officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with men from the First Baptist Church of Williamson serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Paul Ward

Paul D. Ward, 71, of Oak Hill, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at his residence.

He was born at Welch, Dec. 30, 1946, the son of the late Cassie (Virginia) Ward of Gilbert.

He graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree. He was an Air Force veteran from 1967-1971, serving in Turkey. He taught at and retired from Gilbert High School at Gilbert. He also coached football and varsity basketball.

 He was an associate pastor at Old Philadelphia Church at Minford, Ohio. He pastored 18 years at God’s Lighthouse at Logan. He was part of a family gospel group called “The Singing Disciples,” in which, he wrote and recorded music including the song, “Bought with a Price.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Ward, of Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Eula Ward; one son, Jamie Ward, of Oak Hill, Ohio; three step-sons, Jonah Staten (Debbie), of Amanda, Ohio, Tony Staten (fiance, Cindy), of Columbus, Ohio, and Ronnie Staten (Terri), of Spotsylvania, Virginia; one step-daughter, Jequeta Alley (Merdie), of Matewan; one brother, Michael Ward (Tonia), of North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Linda Ward, of Gilbert; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; a special unborn great-grandson, Kyson Cooper, due in November; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Liberty Christian Center, 97 Center Street, Jackson, OH 45640, with Pastor Burley Muncy and Pastor Maurice Pierce officiating. Burial followed at Newsome’s Rest. Arrangements were under the direction of Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc., of Jackson, Ohio.

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