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Dennis P. Hermansen


Wife Mary has informed the Association of Dennis' death on November 4, 2014. An obituary will be sougt and published if available.

John Thomas Kelley, Jr.


Family notified the Association of Tom passing, but no details were provided

Cecil A. Treadway


Cecil Arlington "C.R." Treadway 80, of Clarksville, IN formerly of Scarbro, WV died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at his home.

He was born March 15 1934 in Scarbro, WV the son of the late Cecil H. Treadway and Beulah Frances "Booie" Miller Treadway Smith and stepson of the late Charles W. Smith.

C.R. graduated from Greenbrier Military College, and was an active alumni. He was a US Army veteran.

He retired from the University of Louisville in 1999, and was a diehard Cardinals fan. He was also an avid golfer.

He is survived by his loving family which includes his wife, Patricia A. "Patty" Bowyer Treadway; daughter, Lisa Francisco and her husband, Gerry of Clarksville, IN, son, Craig Treadway and his wife, Theresa of Jeffersonville, IN; and 3 grandchildren, Courtney Francisco, Ian Francisco, and Chandler Treadway.

Funeral services will be on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Paul Neal officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, Friends may call from 10:00 AM until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

George Howard Runner


Donna, George's wife, has reported his passing in Houston, TX.

Dale A. McLaughlin


Family notified the Association of Dale's death. No further information available

Fred L. Ray, Jr. '42


Fred Leslie Ray, Jr., 91, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Louisville, KY.

He was a broadcast engineer for WAVE TV and Radio with over 40 years of service, a graduate of Greenbrier Military School, an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and a member of Okolona Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law,Thomas Proffitt. He is survived by his wife, the former Allene Moore; children, Keith Ray, DMD (Teresa), Cheryl Robinson (Daniel) and Cindy Proffitt; and grandchildren, Sarah Joiner (Kenneth),Sallie Proffitt, Timothy (Nicole) and Andrew Robinson,and Austin and Logan Ray; and great grandchildren, Katheryn and Anastasia Robinson.

His family greatly appreciates the skilled and compassionate care given by the staff at Glen Ridge Health Campus and Dr. Sheth.

His funeral is 1pm Saturday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation is 3-8pm Friday and after 11am Saturday until the time of the service.
Memorial gifts: Fred and Allene Ray Scholarship Fund at Lipscomb University, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

Lester Wade "Cappy" Burnside


Lester Wade "Cappy" Burnside, Jr., 80, died Saturday, August 30, 2014, after a period of failing health.

Burnside was the driving force in Harrison County's successful effort to attract the Federal Bureau of Investigation's CJIS division. He had just taken office as President of Harrison 2000 in January 1990 when Senator Robert C. Byrd asked West Virginia communities to prepare for FBI teams which would be looking for possible sites. Burnside quickly searched for appropriate locations with the result that Harrison County submitted four sites for consideration. Three other counties also submitted sites. At the same time, he established a rapport with FBI officials and, in the ensuing months, worked constantly to overcome numerous obstacles. In January 1991, Senator Byrd announced the FBI's decision to relocate to Harrison County, cheering news to this depressed area.

For most of his adult life, Cappy Burnside was involved in community concerns. He served a two-year term as President of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce beginning in 1988. In 1985, he had initiated the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Chamber to unify economic development efforts. This grew into the Joint Committee for Economic Development, which eventually incorporated as Harrison 2000.

Burnside's interests and contributions to the community were varied and numerous: West Virginia Life Science Center, Board of Directors; Association of Industrial Development, Board of Directors; Clarksburg Industrial Development Corporation: President, 1989-1990; Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant: President, 1979; Builders' Supply Association of West Virginia: Board of Directors, 1965-1991; President, 1969; Boy Scouts of America, Central West Virginia Council: Board of Directors; North Bend Rails to Trails Foundation: Advisory Board; American Society of Highway Engineers, Central West Virginia Chapter: President, 1989; Mon Valley Tri-State Network; Mountaineer Country Travel Council: Board of Directors; Clarksburg Planning and Zoning Commission: Member, 1963-1978; The Oak Mound Bank: Board of Directors, 1976-1982; Salvation Army Advisory Board; Black Diamond Girl Scout Council: Board of Directors; Clarksburg Kiwanis Club: President 1969-1970.

From 1992 until 2006, Burnside was a board member of the Friends of West Virginia Public Radio, which he served as chair in 1995 and then as treasurer. He proudly displayed a mounted pipe labeled Peacemaker to commemorate his ability to solve a difficult situation.

The Route 279 bridge over I-79 will be dedicated in his honor on September 26, 2014, in recognition of his efforts to attract the FBI to Harrison County.

In October 2010, Governor Joe Manchin III named him a Distinguished Mountaineer. In 1996, the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce recognized Burnside's outstanding service to the community with special recognition of his FBI efforts. The Society of Highway Engineers selected him Man of the Year in 1988. When he retired from the Planning and Zoning Commission after fifteen years of service, the Commission published a proclamation expressing appreciation for his "dedicated, unselfish, and invaluable assistance."

Burnside was president and treasurer of Consolidated Supply Company, which he closed in 1992. In recent years, he was a consultant to building supply firms, specializing in materials for highways and bridges.

Born in Clarksburg on January 30, 1934, his parents were the late Lester W. Burnside and Louise Nowery Burnside. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg in 1951, where he developed leadership skills and and the code by which he lived: Truth Duty Honor. He was a 1955 graduate of West Virginia University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and Scabbard and Blade, military honorary. He was a Life Member of the WVU Alumni Foundation and was inducted into the Emeritus Club in 2005. He served in the United States Army for two years and retired as a captain in the United States Army Reserve.

He leaves his wife, Carolyn Reynolds Burnside, with whom he had celebrated fifty-eight years of marriage; two daughters, Kate Burnside, Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman; and Mary Wade Triplett and her husband, Arnold Sennett Triplett, Bridgeport; his grandson, Patrick William Sommerville Finley and his wife, Kristen and their son, Evan, Palmyra, N.J.; his sister, Barbara Burnside Wood, Montgomery Village, Md.; his stepsister, Mary Frances Gaylord Loy and her husband, John, Clinton, N.Y.; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Burnside Browning; his parents; his stepmother, Helen Sayer Burnside; and his loving labradoodle, Bert. The Burnside family was among the earliest settlers of Good Hope, southern Harrison County, arriving in 1797.

A memorial service will take place at a later date, after which the family will receive friends at a luncheon. Although Cappy Burnside chose cremation, his spirit will be at the party.

Rather than flowers, please make memorial donations to the Friends of West Virginia Public Radio or to a charity of choice.

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John E. Meintzer


Son Scott Austin Meintzer send word of his father's death in Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md. John Died August 22, 2014. No details provided

J. Ike Brown


OAK HILL — J. Ike Brown, 90, a lifelong resident of Fayette County, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Division surrounded by his devoted family and loving friends. The Rev. Stan Holmes administered last rites.

Born in Gauley Bridge, W.Va., Aug. 15, 1923, the second son of Minnie McCutcheon Brown and Guy D. Brown, Ike had been a resident of Oak Hill since 1950.

He attended Gauley Bridge schools before graduating from Greenbrier Military School, class of 1941. After one year at the University of Tennessee he enlisted in the United States Army in August of 1942.
As a member of the “Greatest Generation,” Ike was proud of his World War II military service. He was in one of the last cavalry regiments with horses before being transferred to the infantry where he served in the Philippines and New Guinea and participated in the Allied Forces' occupation of Japan in 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

After the war Ike joined the family automobile business founded by his father in 1914, Brown Chevrolet Company in Montgomery and King Coal Chevrolet Company in Oak Hill.

He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Merchant's National Bank in Montgomery, the Oak Hill Rotary Club, the Gauley Bridge Masonic Lodge and a member and former trustee of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.
His wife of 58 years, Mary Irene Kirby Brown, preceded him in death, as did his grandson, Scott McCutcheon Brewer, and his brother, Gordon B. Brown.

Survivors include his two daughters, Debra Brown Brewer and husband, Michael, of Fayetteville and Rita Brown DeAth and husband, William, of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Matthew Ike Brewer, John Kirby Brewer, Phillip Lee DeAth and Bailey Irene DeAth; and great-grandson, Keelan Montani Brewer.

In keeping with his wishes there is no visitation or service. The Committal of Ashes will be in the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Thanks to the Beckley and Charleston, WV newspapers

Joseph Harris Morton


Amy McGovern 410-552-5213 has informed the Association of Joe's passing. No detail available at this time, but hopefully an obituary will be available in the near future.