2-21-20 Eva Clay copy.jpg

Eva Clay

Eva Clay

Eva Marie Clay, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, following an extended battle with pulmonary lung fibrosis and myelodysplastic syndrome.

She was born at Helen in 1933, to the late Woodrow and Ethel Aliff.

She grew up in the coal camps of southern West Virginia, along with her older brothers, Waldo and Lloyd.

She married Edward Clay, now deceased, in June 1950. They settled at Gilbert and  raised a family while owning and managing Clay Brothers Supermarket. She was a kind, gentle, Christian lady who was loved by all. She was devoted to the First Missionary Baptist Church of Gilbert and was active in the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her five children, Katherine Clay-Jones, of Thomasville, N.Car., Teresa Boswell (John), of Cumming, Ga., Denise Clay MD, of Wytheville, Va., Vincent Clay (Jennifer), of Gilbert, and Heath Clay (Odessa), of Summerfield, N.Car.; 12 grandchildren, Ashley Baker, Zachary Boswell, Catlin Boswell, Eric Jones, Christy Cline, Millicent Clay, Mariah Clay, Tori Clay, Riker Clay, Colton Clay, Trinity Clay and Dakota Clay; 10 great-grandchildren, Addy Marie Baker, Julian Baker, Isabella Cline, Olivia Cline, Mackenzie Cline, Kelsa Boswell, Tobias Boswell, Ruby Boswell, Lucas Jones, and Leo Jones; two half-brothers, Wayne Kescle Aliff and James Aliff; four half-sisters, Gretna Adkins, Anita Williams, Venetta Broyles and Debbie Meadows; and numerous and well-loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Gilbert, with Rev. Ronnie Lester officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Peck Mills, Logan.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

Her wonderful smile and gentle heart will be greatly missed  by all who knew and loved her.

The guestbook may be signed at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

2-21-20 Rosemary Huffman copy.jpg

Rosemary Huffman

Rosemary Huffman

Rosemary Huffman, 62, of Gilbert, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Logan Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Iaeger, July 12, 1957, the proud daughter of our Heavenly Father.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Huffman; and her nephew, Steven Ray Morgan.

She was of the Pentecostal Faith and the owner and florist of Lighthouse Florist for 31 years. Her business was named “Lighthouse” because she always said, “Prayers blessed her with her business, so she was naming it after Jesus.” She never failed to give God credit for blessing her hands to arrange flowers. Her love for this talent never went unnoticed. She put her heart into each arrangement she sent out the door.  She strived for perfection for each customer. She loved her customers dearly and considered them her friends. Her talent is now spread widely throughout our small community and beyond. Her business was so much more than a job. She touched numerous lives. Her interaction with people through the flower shop wasn’t just a means of financial needs, it was a ministry that touched so many lives. She was so much more than a florist. She was a mother, mamaw, sister, aunt, friend, positive word, a firm believer in prayer and the crutch to our family. She was our glue.

She will greatly be missed by the family and friends she left behind.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Huffman (Hansford Slater.) Her daughter saw her mother as a true angel, her best friend, the true definition of a mommy; her son, David Huffman. She was his rock and prayer every single night.; her granddaughter, Taylor Madison “Sissy” Slater, who never went a day without telling her mamaw she was the prettiest little mamaw in the world, she kissed her cheek and told her to have sweet dreams every single night; her grandson, Jacob Cole “Bub” Slater. He was her protector and defender and she truly knew that. He never missed telling her multiple times a day she was the best mamaw in the world. She was his perfect person.; Brooklyn Shia Toler is biologically her niece, but God had different plans. She raised her as her own child. She was a child placed in Rose’s life at the perfect time.; her sisters, Diane Huffman (Larry), Angela Morgan (Ray), Deloris Hubler and Teresa Vance; her brothers, Bubby Toler (Roberta) and Mike Toler; a host of nieces, Stephanie, Angel, Billie, Stacy and Tiffany; and nephews,  Justin, B.J., Jay and Kenneth, whom she loved dearly.; her great-nieces, Kinley, Remi, Laci, Gracie, Haley, Emilee, Hailee, Nadilee, Jazlynn and Jayda; and her great-nephews, Zach, Xander, Xavier and Tyler.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Highland Memory Gardens, Chapmanville, with her family serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

Rose is a soul gone way too soon, but she is at peace, the feeling she always longed for. Her family will never quit missing her, but they find comfort in knowing she is finally free from her earthly battles. She’s happy and dancing in that big, big sky.

The guestbook may be signed at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

2-21-20 Glenetta Owens copy.jpg

Glenetta Owens

Glenetta Owens

Glenetta L. Owens, 57, of Lorado, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

She was born March 13, 1962, the daughter of Greta Cline Owens and the late Robert Owens.

She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her “fur babies.” She attended the Verner Community Church and loved her church family dearly.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-grandfather, Leonard Elkins; her grandmother, Hazel Cline Elkins; and her grandparents, Will and Blanche Morgan.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Robin Owens (Jason), of Lorado; her brother, William David Owens (Dana), of Baisden: her niece, Taylor Owens, of Baisden; her nephews, Jerome Owens, of Charleston, and Daniel Owens, of Kenova; her special friend, Tammie Browning; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Pecks Mills, Logan, with Jason Dickenson, Nathan McComis, Marty Fortner, Bobby Rollyson, Raymond Hutzler and Mathew Hutzler serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jerry Raymond Cline, Chuck Hutzler, Charles “Snookie” Cline, Kevin Cline and Brandon Cline. Arrangements are under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

Her loving heart and gentle smile will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved her.

The guestbook may be signed at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

2-21-20 Antha Robertson Photo.jpg

Antha Robertson

Antha Robertson

Antha Dillon Robertson, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.

She was born at Marrowbone, Sept. 19, 1927, one of 16 children of William Riley and Wilda Dillon.

She married Roy Robertson and they raised their family at Delbarton. If her life could be summed up in a couple words, it would be, “She Served.”

First and foremost, she served the Lord. Her faith and devotion to God was unmistakable and evident in every day of her life. She put God first and celebrated His glory in both victories and heartaches. She was a devoted member of Delbarton Regional Church of God.

Second, she served her family. It is impossible to know how many hours she spent praying for each and every member of her family. Her greatest desire was for all her family to know God and to give their life to His glory. Her grandkids can tell you stories of loading up in her car on Sunday mornings to go to church. Standing in the backseat chanting “Move, car, move. Go, Granny, go!” She introduced them to the greatest love she knew.

She served as a devoted and godly wife. She persistently and lovingly showed Roy the love of God throughout their marriage. Through her life, love and prayers, she influenced Roy to also give his life to God. Because of this devotion, they are now reunited in Heaven.

She also served her community. You may remember her as the owner of Robertson Supermarket where all the children who entered called her Mamaw. Later, she and Roy moved to Jonesborough, Tenn., where they opened Eastern Star Quickstop. In both of these businesses, she served her neighbors and community, both as a business woman and a friend. She said these endeavors both provided for her family, as well as, provided an opportunity to be with people and share with them the love of God.

When she said, “I’ll pray for you,” you knew your problem was in good hands. If you want to honor her life, pray. Pray for yourself, pray for others, ask for prayer and pursue the God she is rejoicing with today. She would love to see you again.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; her son, Billy Ray, who died in infancy; and six siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Diana Maynard (Jerry); her sons, Bobby Robertson (Connie), Roy Robertson (Wanda) and Donnie Robertson (Josie); 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Mitchell Bias officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. View Memory Gardens, Maher. Arrangements were under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

The guestbook may be signed at www.ChafinFuneralHome.com.

2-21-20 Nancy Savage.jpg

Nancy Savage

Nancy Savage

Nancy Ann Savage, 92, of Williamson, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Tug Valley Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Wayne County, May 21, 1927, the daughter of the late Harmon Stroud and Catherine Parsley Stroud.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Jesus Only Church. She loved to quilt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Bell Savage; her son, Gary Savage; and 13 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Ronnie Savage (Brenda), of Va., Pam Thompson (Ermal), of Borderland, and Henrietta Marcum (Clifford), of Dan’s Branch; her grandchildren, Ronnie Savage, Bridgette Davis, Selina York, Shannon Thompson, Tonya Marcum and Clifford J. Marcum; her great-grandchildren, Angelina York and William “Bill” York; and a host of other dear family members and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Fletcher officiating. Burial  followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

The guestbook may be signed at rerogersfh.com.

2-21-20 Joshua Snell.jpg

Joshua Snell

Joshua Snell

Joshua Tivis Snell, 36, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.

He graduated from Grundy Senior High School in 2002. After high school, he  joined the United States Army. He served two tours in Iraq and was honorably discharged. He was attending college at Independence University where he made the Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. He was a free spirit, deep thinker, lover of animals, gamer, friend, brother, son, uncle, nephew, grandson and soldier.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Paula Plenzick.

He is survived by his father, Eddie Snell (Gladys); his grandmother, Joan Funk; his aunt Susan Green; his sisters, Rebecca Snell and Monica Daniels; his niece, Josephine Ayala; his nephews, Jacob Daniels and Cisto Ayala; his daughter-in-love, Meagan Saunders; and his special friends, Aaron and Bethany, Amanda Saunders and Bobby Evans.

Friends are invited to a celebration of Joshua’s life that will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at 430 Delbarton, WV 25670. A formal military memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

The guestbook may be signed at www.ChafinFuneralHome.com.

2-21-20 Mr. T Smith.jpg

Thomas Smith

“Mr. T” Smith

Thomas “Mr. T” Smith, 75, of Delbarton, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his family.  

He was born at Thelma, Ky., Nov. 28, 1944, the son of the late Estill “Bud” and Imogene Dawson Smith.  

He was a member of the Reach Out Community Church. He worked for Coca-Cola for five years and developed a love for Coke memorabilia and became an avid collector. In 1978, he began working for Little Venice Pizza and worked there for three years. In 1982, he opened the very first “Mr. T’s Pizza.” It is now the longest running pizza business in Delbarton. He will always be remembered as “Mr. T.”  He loved his job and loved all kids. Until this past Christmas, he spent every Christmas Eve taking pizza and toys to children in the Delbarton area. He loved God, his family and friends. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Meeks; and his sisters, Loretta McCarty and Polly Sue Smith Carver.    

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Darlene Young Smith; his sons, Michael W. Smith and Michael C. Meeks (Jamie); his daughter, Sabrina K. Collins (James); his sister, Carol A. Jones; and his grandchildren, Michael Pate, Shannon A. Penner and Summer Penner.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Erwin officiating. Burial will follow at the Meeks Cemetery, Thelma, with Michael, Estell and Chris Meeks, Michael Pate, Michael Smith, Howard Duncan and Shannon Penner serving as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

The guestbook may be signed at www.ChafinFuneralHome.com.

2-21-20 Larry Taylor.jpg

Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Echo Manor, Pickerington, Ohio.  

He was born at Delbarton, Sept. 27, 1946, to the late Melvin Lee and Hazel Mahon Taylor.

He was a veteran of the West Virginia Army National Guard. He was employed at Western Electric/Lucent Technologies and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Pataskala, Ohio. He enjoyed working in his garage and spending time with his family and church family.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Barron Taylor; his son and grandchildren, Scott Taylor (Wendy), Jack Taylor (14) and Samantha Taylor (11), all of Milford, Ohio; his daughter and grandchild, Nickie Parsley (Paul) and Chase Parsley (20), of Pickerington, Ohio; his sister and nephew; Virginia Taylor-Mounts (Dr. Jerry Mounts) and Jordon Mounts (25), of Delbarton; his brothers-in-law, Robert Barron (Margaret), of Indianapolis, Ind., and A.C. Allen, of Louisville, Ky.; his sister-in-law, Fayrene Phelps, of Somerset, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Mahon Family Cemetery, Belo. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chafin Funeral Home of Delbarton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to Bethel Baptist Church Special Projects or the American Cancer Society.

The guestbook may be signed at www.ChafinFuneralHome.com.    

2-21-20 Randall Toler copy.jpg

Randall Toler

Randall Toler

Randall Toler, 73, of Justice, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Greenbrier Health Care Center, Lewisburg.

He was born at Ned’s Branch, Gilbert, Dec. 5, 1946, the son of the late Morris Henry and Ocie Mae Mills Toler.

He was a surveyor. He loved spending time outdoors, helping others and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Browning Fork House of Faith Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Garland and Raymond “Pete” Toler; and his sisters, Oma Vance, Emma Jean Walker, Corinne Perdue and Mable Juanita Sowards.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Tina Stanley Toler, of Williamson; his sister, Mildred “Millie” Perry, of Simon; his brother, Donald Toler, of Middleville, Mich.; his step-daughter, Karen, of Ohio; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Diamond Carter and Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Davis Cemetery, Justice, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of Mounts Funeral Home, Inc., of Gilbert.

The guestbook may be signed at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

2-21-20 Belinda Williamson.jpg

Belinda Williamson

Belinda Williamson

Belinda Williamson, 66, of Canada, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born at Williamson, March 23, 1953, the daughter of the late Loraine Layne Skeens and Oscar Skeens Jr., of Belfry, Kentucky.  

She was a homemaker and loved to decorate. She was a graduate of Belfry High School Class of 1971, and a member of the Sidney Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her special aunt, Charlene Hatfield.

She is survived by her husband, John L. Williamson II, of Canada, Ky.; her children, Wendi Cook, of Belfry, Ky., John Williamson, of Pikeville, Ky., and Isaac Williamson (Jessica), of Canada, Ky.; her brother, Freddie Keith McCoy, of Belfry, Ky.; her grandchildren, Mason Keith Washington and Ramzee Lace Cook, both of Belfry, Ky.; her special aunt, Loretta Bevins, of Belfry, Ky.; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Zeke Stepp and Shawn Ward officiating. Burial followed at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with J. D. Stanley, Keith Washington, David Maynard, Kelly Williamson, Ryan Williamson and Jimmy Bevins serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Kentucky.

The guestbook may be signed at www.rerogersfh.com.

Recommended for you

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.