Cadet Obituaries

Format: 2019

David Tinsley Kennedy III

1971
 

DAVID TINSLEY KENNEDY III, 66, of Charleston, W.Va., died July 31, 2019, after a decade-long battle with multiple myeloma.

Mr. Kennedy worked for the West Virginia Public Service Commission for 28 years. He was a dedicated worker who often came in on weekends and holidays to make up for work days lost due to chemotherapy. He worked up until the time he collapsed near the office on July 3rd. He was a lifelong Roman Catholic, a Democrat, and a lover of opera and choral music.

Mr. Kennedy was born January 11, 1953, in Richmond, Va., the son of the late David T. Kennedy Jr. and Jean Stephenson Kennedy. He grew up in Beckley and was a 1971 graduate of Greenbrier Military School. He graduated with a degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College in 1976. He also had a Master's Degree from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.

He never married, but was a loving father figure to Lauren Reasor of Huntington, whom he called his "pseudo-daughter," who along with her mother, Cindy Franz, would nurse him through his final days.

To the surprise of his brothers, who never heard him sing a note as a child, Mr. Kennedy developed an interest in singing in middle age. He sang in the choir of the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, and with that group, once sang at the Vatican. He also sang with the West Virginia Symphony Chorus. His music opened up a new world of travel and friendships. In addition to travels to Europe, Mr. Kennedy would often travel to a large city to attend an opera. Mr. Kennedy's final days were much enhanced by the love, visits, prayers, calls, and concern of his fellow choristers. He was preceded in death by his fur companion, Murphy, who passed in 2007.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by two brothers, Thomas D. Kennedy (Rose) of Little Rock, Ark., and Michael F. Kennedy (Jeanne) of Roanoke, Va.; as well as nephews, Thomas Kennedy Jr. and Nicholas Kennedy (Tara), both of Dallas, Texas; and Leonard Kennedy and Lucas Kennedy of Roanoke.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, at The Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Charleston, W.Va., with The Very Rev. Father Donald X. Higgs officiating. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, W.Va.

The family will receive family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 2, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va., with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m.

You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Delvord Eddy

1955
 

Del Eddy, 83, of Williamsburg, KY passed away at his home on Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was a native of Lexington, KY, and the son of the late Delvord Manning Eddy, Sr. and Mary (Rose) Eddy. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sue (Davis) Eddy, and grandson, Benjamin Cade Shelton.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Smith) Eddy of Williamsburg; daughters, Margueritte Williams (Fernie) of Lexington, KY, Della Shelton (Kevin) of Yorktown, VA, and Andrea Walters (Allen Freeman) of Williamsburg, KY; and three grandchildren, Kathryn Shelton, Tyler Banks, and Alexandra Freeman.

Del was a proud graduate of the Greenbrier Military School and a veteran of the US Air Force. He owned and operated the Royal Crown Bottling Company and the Whistle Stop Pizza Shop in Williamsburg. He was also an avid outdoorsman, craftsman, and blacksmith.

Cremation services are being provided by Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg. A private service will be held at a later date at the Lexington Cemetery.

Michael Lynn McClung

1964
 

Michael Lynn McClung (January 3, 1947 - July 18, 2019) was the son of William Wilson and Leora Belle Spinks McClung. He was married to Karen Lee Coleman McClung. H was married to Karen Lee Coleman in 1968.

Born in Ronceverte, Mike grew up on Merry Hill Farm where his father was the farm manager. The McClung family were among the Greenbrier Valley's first settlers, establishing a farm in Williamsburg in 1785. Mike attended Lewisburg public schools and entered the Greenbrier Military School in his junior year, where he graduated in 1964 with honors for marksmanship. Mike the enrolled at West Virginia Tech in Montgomery, WV where he graduated with joint degrees in mathematics, physics and nuclear engineering.

After school, mike enrolled in General; Electrics' management program in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked for General Electric through the Vietnam War where he led the production of jet engines for the military. Later, he oversaw the production of submarine engine systems and other technologies for the military. In 1976, Mike accepted a position with Colt industries in Beloit, Wisconsin as Superintendent of Large Engine Operation, producing back-up power for nuclear facilities, large engines for the maritime shipping industry, as well as hospital and city emergency power systems. Mike returned to Lewisburg in 1977 to become plant manager and Vice President of Appalachian Electronic Instruments.

Aside from his technical education and career, Mike was an outdoorsman and a farmer in his heart. He loved hunting, fishing, and most of all, farming. He took a lot of pride in the family farm, where he ran a top-quality herd of angus beef cattle. His appreciation of history was evident in his enjoyment of antiques and collectible cars.

Mike served on the Lewisburg City Council for 16 years, and also on the Greenbrier Public Service Commission. He served on the board of Gateway Industries Sheltered Workshop in Ronceverte. He was a longstanding member of the Elks, and a past president of both the Richlands Ruritans and the Meadow Mountain Hunt Club. He was proud to be a Son of the American Revolution. As a lifelong member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Mike served as both a deacon and elder. He also served on the property committee overseeing the first renovations for the educational building.

He is preceded in death by his brother William Kent McClung. He is survived by his beloved wife Karen Lee, two sons, and five grandchildren. His younger son Kevin Howard has raised tow fine young men, Kyle Hunter and William Wilson Cody. His older son Michael Oliver and his wife Katya Kopaskie have three wonderful children, William Owen, Kelsey Lynn and Caroline Lynn and Caroline Nan.

Jesse O. Guills, Jr.

1964
 

Jesse O. Guills, Jr., 73, of Lewisburg passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, WV.

Jesse was born June 5, 1946 in Bluefield, WV and was the son of the late Jesse O. Guills, Sr. and Grace Duncan Guills.

Jesse was an active member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, retired attorney at law, received his BS degree from WVU in 1968 and his JD degree from WVU Law School in 1971.

During 1971 and 1972 he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Army. Jesse was a WV State Senator serving from 2002 to 2010. He was Treasurer of the WV Chapter American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the WV State Bar Association, served as Chairman of Greenbrier County Airport Authority, and was President of the Hollowell Foundation.

Preceding Jesse in death other than his parents were his sisters, Patricia Price and her husband, Bill, and Nancy Guills, as well as his beloved golden doodle, Sam.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children; Amy M. Guills and husband Jim “Hollywood” Savas of Santa Monica, CA, Patrick B. Guills and partner Becki Allen of Lewisburg and his children’s mother Karen F. Guills of Lewisburg; his granddaughter who was his pride and joy, Rhylynn P. Guills and Jesse’s companion Donna Ream, his dogs, Charlie and Gracie, as well as grand-dogs, Hank and Abe.

Funeral services with Military Honors for Jesse will be held Saturday July 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Lewisburg United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tim Halloran officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, July 12, 2019 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations of sympathy be made to local EMS & Fire Departments.

William Nelson Page

1942
 

William Nelson “Bill” Page, 97, of Marietta, Ohio, died peacefully Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his home. He was born on March 17, 1922 in Chicago, IL, to the late Randolph Gilham Page and Frances (Hay) page Earwood.

Bill attended Greenbrier military School and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He served his country during WWII in the 8th Army Air Corps stationed in England from 1942 to 1945, and then graduate from Bowling Green Business School in 1947. Bill worked for Klaus Office Equipment, Remington Rand, Diebold and retired for Kardex. He then worked for Peoples Bank as a courier and in the mail room until age 94. He was a member of Kiwanis, was head of the traffic Commission in Marietta for many years, but what enjoyed most was spending time with his wife, Carolyn Klaus Page, whom he married on January 12, 1946; his faithful companion, Bow; son un law, Rocky Binkley; his stepfather, Paul Bibb Earwood; and two brothers , Jim and Ranny Page.

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Monday May 13, 2019 at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral home, with Joel Gaydon officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park, with full military honors observed. Visitation will be on Saturday from 5 to 7p.m. and Sunday form 2 to 4p.m.
Donations may be directed to Strecker Cancer Center or the Humane Society of Ohio Valley

Max O'Rell Sessions, Jr.

1969
 

Max O'Rell Sessions Jr., passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center on March 21, 2019. He was born in Winston-Salem on November 15, 1950 to Max O'Rell Sessions Sr. and Betty Morris Sessions. He was educated at Whitaker Elementary School, Wiley Middle School, Reynolds High School, Wake Forest University and UNC School of the Arts. Max worked at Sessions Specialty Company and was a member of Knollwood Baptist Church. Max had a strong affinity for the arts, especially film. He created some of his own productions and was steadfastly involved in promoting the appreciation of many film genres over the decades. He was a frequent volunteer at the RiverRun Film Festival. His quick wit and energetic spirit added a special spark to every occasion and will be greatly missed. Max was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother and his son, Wil Sessions (Paige) and grandsons Max and Marshall. Other survivors include his brothers Steve Sessions (Anne) and John Sessions (Lora), his sister Carol Hefner (Larry), nephews Ben Sessions, Trent Hefner, David Sessions, and Nathan Sessions and nieces Kate Sessions and Lilly Sessions, and many other family members who loved him dearly. The family would like to thank Felix Hairston and his team of caregivers and the staff on the 7th floor at Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center for their compassion and attention. There will be a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park on Sunday, March 24 followed by visitation at the home of John and Lora Sessions, 349 Arbor Road, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, in memory of Max Sessions Jr. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.

Harry Gustavus Shaffer

1944
 

Harry Gustavus "Gus" Shaffer, Jr., 93, of Daniels, W. Va., died March 9, 2019, at Woodlands Retirement Community in Huntington, W.Va.

He was born February 8, 1926, in Madison, W.Va., the son of the late Harry G. and Brookie Turley Shaffer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Mary Lee Kenney Shaffer. Gus and Mary Lee were married on August 20, 1949, and their loving devotion to each other is an example to all who knew them. Throughout their marriage, they were each other's favorite companions. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Catherine Blair, Jane Johnson, and Margaret Frobase; and his brother, Winfield T. Shaffer; as well as an infant granddaughter, Margaret Palmer Shaffer.

Gus attended Scott High School and Greenbrier Military Academy and served in the Army Air Corps prior to enrolling at West Virginia University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Mountain Honorary. He supported the Scouts for many years, earning his Eagle Scout as a youth and the Silver Beaver award as an adult. He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1950 and joined his father in the law firm, Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC, where he practiced for the duration of his distinguished legal, business, and civic career. He was the mayor of Madison for 16 years, past president of the Madison Rotary Club, long-time Chairman of Boone National Bank, past president of the West Virginia State Bar, and a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
His many and varied interests are a reflection of his love of life, but his true passion was in serving Christ through service to others. He was a long-time member of Madison Baptist Church where he served in various leadership roles, but most importantly as a Sunday School teacher. Most recently, Gus and Mary Lee were members of the United Methodist Temple in Beckley, W.Va. He was certified by Stephen Ministries and provided one on one care to those who were hurting and struggling in life. He was a member of Gideons International, and Gus and Mary Lee travelled the entire country as active members of Habitat for Humanity.

Gus is survived by two daughters, Susan (Tom) Gilpin, of Huntington, W.Va., and Ann (Jim) Bunch, of Houston, Texas; and a son, Harry G. "Chip" Shaffer, III (Sarah) of Madison, W.Va. He was the beloved "Pop" to eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Jacob Bunch (April) of Houston, Texas, and their son Jackson; David Bunch (Shannon) of Chapel Hill, N.C., and their daughters, Sophia and Lilly; Katherine Gilpin Skahen (Martin) of Syracuse, N.Y., and their children Caroline and Charles; Andrew Gilpin (Allison Bean) of New York, N.Y.; Ann Gilpin Lentell (Ryan) of Natick, Mass., and their sons Thomas and James; Harry G. "Gus" Shaffer, IV, of Morgantown, W.Va.; Carl Shaffer (Lauren Gerchufsky) of Charleston, W.Va.; and William Palmer Shaffer, of Knoxville, Tenn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends who love and admire him.
His family wishes to acknowledge and thank Pam Sadzewicz who provided loving care to Mary Lee and Gus for many years and also the many caregivers including those of Hospice in his final days.

The family will receive friends and family beginning at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, March 13, in the sanctuary of the Madison Baptist Church, 426 Second Street, Madison, W.Va. The funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m., after the visitation, on Wednesday, at the church, with the Rev. Jim Butcher officiating.
Burial will follow at Boone Memorial Park in Madison. Handley Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family. In thanksgiving for Gus's life and generous spirit, in lieu of flowers the family invites memorial contributions to the Shaffer Family Fund at the Boone County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 38, Madison, WV 25130.

Farris David Sayer

1954
 

Farris D. Sayer passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, after a long illness. He was 83 years, the son of David F. Sayer and Zakia Sayer. He graduated from The Greenbrier Military School in 1954, and later from the Ohio State University. Owner of Sayer Brothers department stores throughout West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene Nicholas, and brothers, David F. Sayer Jr. and Alex F. Sayer II.

Farris is survived by his sisters, Lorraine Ghareeb (Fauzy) and Christine Husson (Bruce), as well as his nephews and nieces, Nicky Nicholas, Jacqueline Mason (Jason), David Husson (Mindy), Jonathan Husson, Christin Husson, Alex Ghareeb (Amilia), and all his many great - nephews and great - nieces whom he loved.

He will be remembered as a wonderful brother, a devoted son, and a great Uncle. The family wishes to give special thanks to all of his loving caregivers who provided him great comfort.

The Funeral will be held at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Avenue, Charleston, WV 25304. Visitation will be on Friday, March 1, between 12 to 1 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Flowers may be sent to Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street E., Charleston, WV 25301.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate in memory of Farris to St. George Orthodox Cathedral, P.O. Box 2044, Charleston, West Virginia 25327 or Village Chapel Presbyterian Church.

The family appreciates your prayers and support.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Richar Morgan McCoy

1957
 

Richard Morgan McCoy, 79, of Washington, WV, passed away December 26, 2018.
He was born October 5, 1939, in Jackson County, WV, the son of the late James Vernon McCoy White.
Richard was a 1957 graduate of Greenbrier Military School and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from GE Plastics after 33 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Barbara J. Fox McCoy; his four children, Jeffrey McCoy (Janet) of Washington, WV, Kimberly McCoy of Parkersburg, WV, Christopher McCoy (Missy) of Madison, MS., and Melissa Higgins (James) of Washington, WV; his sister, Ann Lovern (Ken) of Jonesboro, AR; five grandchildren, Phillip McCoy (Julie), Eric McCoy (Brittany), Bree McCoy (Tyler), Michael McCoy (Nikki) and Joseph Higgins; and seven great-grandchildren, Ryleigh, Levi, Henry, Otto, Payden, Jackson and Owen.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his twin brother, David Shelley McCoy.
Graveside services will be held at 1p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Ravenswood Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Funeral services will follow at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in South Parkersburg, WV.

John Alan McBane

1958
 

Mrs. Ann McBane has informed the Association of John Alan's death in November
 
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 

Philip Lee Mclaughlin

1958
 

PHILIP LEE MCLAUGHLIN 1940 - 2018

Philip Lee McLaughlin sr. was met on Sunday, November 11, 2018, by hi Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Mclaughlin Walton, and other family and friends who have gone before him. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
He was born on June 28, 1940, to Andrew W. and Dorothy McLaughlin.
Philip is survived by his wife, Paula; son Philip L. McLaughlin Jr. (Sherry); daughter Jody Hammond (David); son, Chris Baker (Carin); son-in-law. Don Walton; Sisters Alice McKnight and June Strader (John), He was “Bog Dog” to 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Philip leaves a great business and civic legacy to the Greenbrier Valley and the state of West Virginia. He served as president and chief executive officer and director of Greenbrier Valley national Bank from 1971 to 1993. In 1993, Greenbrier Valley National Bank merged into Horizon Bancorp, expanding the company’s market area to include Raleigh, Summers, Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties.
Philip served as the president and chief operating officer and as a director of Horizon Bancorp Inc. from 1993 until 1998, when Horizon Bancorp merged into City Holding Company and the Greenbrier Valley Bank merged into City National Bank, creating one of West Virginia’s largest banking organizations, operating 59 branches in 1999. As the culmination of the merger of Horizon and City, Philip became chairman of the combined company.
He retired from active management of City and stepped down from the position as chairman in 2002, but remained on City’s Board until 2015. He served as a Federal Reserve Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for three hears under Alan Greenspan, one year as Chairman.
He was the president of the West Virginia Banker’s Association from 1988 – 1989. His very first job was as a paper boy for the Charleston Gazette. Philip served as treasurer of the Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association until 2012.
He was a member of Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Lewisburg and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a lifelong member and served as Deacon, Elder and Trustee od Old Stone Presbyterian Church. He was also a long-time member of the Lewisburg Elk B.P.O.E. One of his most special civic accomplishments was the founding of Boy Scout Troop 248. Philip was involved in numerous charitable organizations, and the s\essence of his life was to serve others.
Philip received his bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from William and Mary University and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking program at Rutgers University. He oved to tell jokes, sometimes the same ones to the same people. As far as he was concerned, he was a master golfer, hunter and fisherman. He treasured his ’39 Ford Coupe and his camp on the river. His advice to everyone, especially his kids, “Stay within the due bounds of a lady or gentleman.” He was genuine class, through and through.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg at 11a.m., with a Celebration of Life gathering at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Center immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Elizabeth McLaughlin Walton Fund for CASA, establisher in 2012, which supports CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of WV and their advocacy work on behalf of abused and neglected children. Mail donations to the Greater Greenbrier Valley Foundation, P.O. Box 1682, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.wallace and WallaceFH.com,.
Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements

William Isbister

1952
 

Rotary Foundation. He previously served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Milwaukee. He was a member of the University Club of Milwaukee and served on the boards of the Wisconsin Council on Economic Education, Asset Builders of America, and Juniper and Canticle Courts of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. He served as President of the Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association and was recently named "Mr. Greenbrier" for his many years of service to the organization. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 13th between 4:00PM and 7:00PM at the funeral home.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00AM at Community United Methodist Church (14700 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove). Interment will follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GMSAA (Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association) Leadership Scholarship Fund, PO Box 922, Lewisburg, WV 24901; the Brookfield Rotary Foundation, PO Box 1014, Brookfield, WI 53008-1014; Community United Methodist Church, Elm Grove, WI; or the charity of your choice.

Laurence Higgins

1959
 

Laurence "Larry" Higgins, 78, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2018, with family at his side. He was born to Irene and Joseph Higgins on august 14, 1940 in Elizabeth, NJ.
Larry was a Civil Engineer , graduate from Greenbrier military School and University of Missouri. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and still kept in contact with many of his fraternity brothers.

He moved to Jacksonville in 1948 as the Project Manager in charge of constructing the cooling towers for the JEA Power Plant on Blount Island. He then worked for the City of Atlantic Beach as the Residential Building Inspector, a job he truly loved.

He is survived by his siblings: Maureen (Dave) , Ned, Pat, (Susan), Jodi, Jake and Meg; 15 nieces and nephews and many cousins; two loving daughter Jennifer and (Bobby) Scott and jane Higgins; two grandchildren, Ryan and Lindsey.

Larry has been described as a loyal friend, a tremendous football player (in his day) and he had a personality that could charm anyone, when he wanted to!

A memorial service will be held on December 1, 2018 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 435 1st Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach at 11:30 am. A Gathering at the Family life Center will follow to celebrate his life.

Joseph J. Devine Jr.

1955
 

Joseph J. Devine Jr., age 82, peacefully passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Annette Devine for 61 years; loving father of Jeffrey (Jeff Watson) Devine and the late Brian (Jennifer – surviving) Devine; proud grandfather of Kristin and Dr. Danielle Devine; brother of the late Thomas (Corann – surviving) Devine and Albert (Jeanne – surviving) Devine.; brother-in-law of JoAnn (Jerry) Maier and the late Mary Rovilea; son of the late Joseph and Margaret Devine, Sr.; also survived by many loving nieces nephews, and great nieces nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Joseph was a man who always liked to keep busy, whether at work or at home. He was known as being a handyman, being able to fix or build anything. Most of all, Joseph’s light of his life was his family. He always put his family’s want and needs before himself. He enjoyed being vice president of the band boosters and coach for his sons growing up and also being a coach for his granddaughters’ sports team. Joseph was always so proud of his family, he loved to talk about his sons and granddaughters to anyone who would listen.

Funeral arrangements by Beinhauers. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 10am in St. Benedict the Abbot Church.

Raymond Hanger Dunlap

1960
 

Raymond "Hank/Ray" Hanger Dunlap of Madisonville, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY.

He was born April 11,1940, in South Chareston, WV, to Keith Alderson and Mary Ann Dunn Dunlap.

He attended Greenbrier Military School. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He lived most of his life in Tennessee and Kentucky. He worked for the TVA in Ten Mile, TN, for 10 years to help build the Watts Bar Nuclear Reactor. He later was employed by the Iron Workers #103 in Evansville, IN, from which he retired.

Mr. Dunlap was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Rizpah Shrine. He loved to hunt, was an avid fisherman, and loved to read western novels, especially Louis L'Amour.

In addition to his parens, Mr. Dunlap was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Strader Dunlap.

He is survived by two sons, Raymond Dunlap Jr. and Keith Dunlap, and one daughter, Mary Hughes, all of Madisonville; and one sister, Keith Ann Dunlap Alexander of Clemmons, NC. He also had multiple grandchildren and stepchildren.

Mr. Dunlap had resided at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, since September 2013.

A graveside service at Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg will be held at a later date.

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.

Obituary originally published in the October 12, 2018 edition of The
West Virginia Daily News.

Forrest Stephen Jones

1965
 

Notification from the family has been received that Forrest Stephen jones did September 16, 2018 in Summersville, WV.

No further details are available at this time.

Donald S. Eyman

1948
 

Donald's wife has informed the Association of Don's passing

William Thomas "Coach" Kern

1965
 

WILLIAM THOMAS “COACH” KERNS ’65
9/11/1946 -8/8/2018
William Thomas “Coach” Kerns ’65, Age 71, of Bridgeport, entered into Eternal Rest unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. He was born in Clarksburg on September 11, 1946, a son of the late Robert and Marjorie (Newbrough) Kerns.

Coach is survived y his loving wife of 20 years, Sue Kerns, and his son Matt Kerns and his wife Natalie of Athens, GA; his grandsons, Nathen “Dutch” Kerns and Tyson “Ty” Kerns , both of Athens, GA; a step-daughter , Melisa Kennedy and her husband Bill of Orlando, FL; and step-daughter , Melisa Kennedy and her husband Bill of Orlando, FL; and a step-granddaughter Emily Kennedy of Orlando, FL; his sister Beth Clifton and her husband Chuck of Flemington; and several nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Becky Bowen, his brother-in-law Bill Bowen, and nephews Gregory Mills and Jason Brown.

Coach Kerns graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1964, Greenbrier Military School in 1965, and then entered WVU with a full track scholarship. He not only set many university track records, he also served as co-captain of the track team in 1968-69. He also played freshman basketball was a member and an officer of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and eventually graduated with both a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Education.

Bill was first employed in Berkeley County at Martinsburg High School as a teacher, assistant track coach and basketball coach where he worked with lifelong friend, Head Coach Bob Hummell. After spending five years (1970 – 1975) at Martinsburg, he was offered the Head Basketball and Track coaching positions in Harrison County at Bridgeport High School. Bill taught and coached at his alma mater for the next 30 years. He was truly enjoying life after retiring from coaching basketball in 1993 and then, teaching in 2005. He loved his school and his players.

While coaching the sport he cherished, basketball, he and his teams’ accomplishments were many. his teams’ accomplishments were many. After Qualifying for six state tournaments in his last 10 years, Bridgeport finally won the school’s first State Basketball Championship in 1993. Along the way his teams numerous County, Big 10, sectional, and Regional Championships. Also, in 1991, his team was the first in Bridgeport history to go undefeated in the regular season at 24-0. Coach Kerns always considered it a privilege to coach at his alma mater, coach the sport he loved so much, and to be able to work with all the great student-athletes through the years from 1970 -1993. He was selected “West Virginia Retired Coach of the Year in 2016 by the West Virginia Secondary Coaches Association. He was presented this award at the State Basketball Tournament in Charleston.

Bill will be greatly missed by his soulmate and loving wife, devoted son and his family, compassionate sister, nephews and friends

James J. Spanos

1956
 

James J. Spanos age 79 of Mt. Lebanon passed away peacefully Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Born on August 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh, son of the late John and Jenova (Kaites) Spanos, James was a student at Greenbriar Military School and graduated from West Virginia University. He retired from Sales Management and marketing in 1999. James was loved by everyone at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, where he served on the Parish Council and was a board member of the T.H.E.O.S School. He is most known for his dedication and work ethic with the the annual Holy Cross Food Festival. He was a recipient of the St. Photios Award in 2018 for his dedication to Holy Cross.
James was a loving husband of Regina (Skarvelis) Spanos for over 56 years, beloved father of John (Julie) Spanos of Mechanicsburg, PA and Nick (Jennifer) Spanos of Venetia, PA; cherished Papou of James (Samantha) Spanos, Andrew Spanos, Anastasia Spanos and Madeline Spanos; dear Big Papou of Audriana Spanos. Also surviving an Uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family & Friends are welcome Monday, August 6, 2018 from 4-9 pm at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. A Trisaigon Service will be held at 7 pm. Additional visitation will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Internment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Holy Cross Agape Fund.

Roy M. Blizzard, Jr.

1954
 

Roy M. Blizzard Jr., 83, passed away peacefully at his home on July 23, 2018. He was born on February 9, 1935, in South Charleston, the first son of Roy M. Blizzard Sr. and Lillian Thompson Blizzard.

Roy attended Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1953. After high school, Roy attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg for post graduate studies before going on to attend West Virginia University on a football scholarship. Roy met and married his partner, best friend and the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Summers, with whom he was blessed to have celebrated over 60 years of marriage. Together, they pursued their careers in education while raising their young family. Roy received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education from Morris Harvey College, a Master of Arts in Special Education from Marshall University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Roy always credited Mary with getting him through his doctoral program by editing and typing his papers and dissertation.

Roy's career in education and school facilities planning spanned over 50 years. He was first and foremost a teacher and coach. Early in his career, he shared his talents with his students at DuPont and Nitro High Schools and Glenville State College. After teaching, he went on to work for the West Virginia Department of Education, where he retired after 20 years of service as the Director of School Facilities Planning. After retiring from service with the West Virginia Department of Education, Roy moved to Asheville, NC, where he worked for the Buncombe County School System for ten years and retired as the Director of Planning, Maintenance and Plant Operations. After retiring from public service for the second time, Roy returned to his beloved West Virginia and formed the Southeastern Planning Group which developed master facility plans and educational specifications for new construction for 16 counties. Many new schools in West Virginia were influenced by his planning.

Roy was a devoted and loving father. Through example, he taught his children how to work hard. Growing up, most days you could find his boys working with him side by side cutting firewood on the family farm in Elkview. He was known for his firewood business and supplied many Charleston area families with wood each winter. Roy was also an avid grouse hunter. He took his children with him hunting where he instilled in them a love of everything about West Virginia. Those hunting trips were more about imparting life's lessons and bonding with his children than bird count. Roy could always be found at all his children's high school sporting events rooting them on.

Later in life, Roy and Mary returned to their Elkview farm which became a hub for many summer adventures and holiday gatherings with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Edsel Blizzard. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Summers Blizzard, and their son Mark R. Blizzard and Sherrie, son Stephan H. Blizzard and his children Braxton and Stephanie, son Roy M. Blizzard, his wife Tina Pappas Blizzard and their children, Mary, John, Roy, and Emily and daughter Melissa Blizzard Brown, her husband Earl Brown and their children Rowan and Lucinda. Survivors also include his son Doug Blizzard and his sons Garrett, Colton, Dylan and Dakota; older sister Mary Lucille Motley and his younger brother Dudley Blizzard.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating.

The family would like to recognize HospiceCare for the love and care they provided to Roy.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Thomas E. Stepp

1958
 

1940-2018
Thomas E. Stepp, 77, of San Ramon, CA passed away peacefully at San Ramon Regional Medical Center due to complications from Alzheimer's. He was born on August 15, 1940, in Welch, West Virginia to Clarence and Sophia (Gorchick) Stepp.

Tom was an incredible athlete playing both football and baseball in High School. He went on to play baseball at West Virginia University where he served as Captain of the WVU baseball team his junior and senior seasons. He signed a contract with the New York Mets and played in the New York-Penn League until a broken ankle prompted his retirement from baseball. He then started his successful 35 year career with Shell Oil Company.

Tom was an avid sports fan. He loved going to Rockets and Astros games. On weekends, he was always traveling to high school football games, watching college/pro football games, fishing on Lake Conroe or on the golf course with his children or friends.

He loved coaching and was regarded as one of the top youth baseball coaches in Houston. He had a talent for choosing players, placing them in the correct position and helping them reach their full potential.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley Jean Stepp. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Tom and Mechele Stepp and grandson Michael of Sugarland, TX; daughter and son-in-law Kristie & Kevin Rouse of San Ramon, CA. He is also survived by his brother Bill Stepp, sisters Cheryl (Tim) Barnes and Peggy (Kevin) Graham and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Published in the Houston Chronicle on July 19th, 2018.

Joseph A. Mendez

1952
 

Joseph A. Mendez, 86, of Cogan Station, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at The Gatehouse in Williamsport.

Joseph was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 14, 1932 to the late Antonio and Dolores (Bollada) Mendez. After graduating from Greenbrier Military School in 1952, Joseph went on to serve his country in the United States Army. When he returned, he started working for Bethlehem Steel where he was the president of the union. He helped with the transition from Bethlehem Steel to Williamsport Wire and Rope. After 28 years, he retired from Williamsport Wire and Rope.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Joseph was also a lifetime member of the Harmonia Club and the VFW. Joseph was an avid sports fan. He loved to play and officiate. He followed nearly all sports. Joseph was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a hard worker and a humble man.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Mendez, two sons, Stephen Mendez of Cogan Station, and Brian Mendez of Northampton, and one grandson, Joshua Mendez of Northampton.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family are invited to come and share at a reception on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 PM in Joseph’s honor at the Harmonia Club at 332 E. Seventh St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph’s name may be made to The Gatehouse at 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, Williamsport.

To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.jamesmaneval.com.

Samuel M. Hudson II

1949
 

Samuel M. Hudson II, 88, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, in Parkersburg, WV, with his wife of 65 years at his side.

He was born in Marysville, TN and graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV. Sam was a businessman and entrepreneur. His career included owning a meat loscker business, managing road construction in Texas, working for the family business, Red Head oil and Gas, working in property acquisition for Ashland Oil , owner and operator of HUDCO, Hudson Petroleum Company and HUDCO Tire Service. His hobbies included farming, raising Angus cattle land development, piloting small planes, traveling, playing bridge and Rotary. He was a longtime member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg. Sam lived in Lewisburg in his youth and retirement, also residing through the years in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and San Marcus, TX, and raising his family in Wooster, OH.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Hellen Hudson; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Hudson
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Tate Hudson; sister, Helen Stabler; children, Walter Hudson, Samuel Hudson III (Cynthia, Laura Warren (Terry) and William Hudson (Cindy); grandchildren, Natalie Warren (Dan Patterson) Caroline Meyer (Anthony) , Michael Hudson, Daniel Hudson, Samuel Hudson IV, Claire Hudson and Catherine Hudson; great-granddaughters, Harper Patterson and Madison Meyer; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Dudley Flanders; sister-in-law Charlotte Hobson; and his faithful dog, Alice.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following: Lewisburg Rotary Club Foundation, Dam's House of Hope, University of Southern Mississippi Foundation and Jennifer Hudson Memorial Nursing Annual Scholarship.

David Samuel Dunlap

1965
 

Ms Cathy Dunlap has notified the Association of her husband David's passing. No details are available at this time.

David Farris Sayer, Jr.

1956
 

David F. Sayer Jr. of Charleston, formerly of Logan, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, of natural causes. He was 80 years old, the son of David F. Sayer and Zakia Sayer. He graduated from The Greenbrier Military School and Ohio State University. He was Co-Owner of Sayer Brothers department stores throughout West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene Nicholas, and brother, Alex F. Sayer II. David is survived by his brother, Farris D. Sayer; sisters, Lorraine Ghareeb (Fauzy) and Christine Husson (Bruce); as well as his nephews and nieces, Nicky Nicholas, Jacqueline Mason (Jason), David Husson (Mindy), Jonathan Husson, Christin Husson, Alex Ghareeb (Amilia); and all his many great - nephews and great - nieces whom he dearly loved.

He will be remembered as a wonderful brother, a devoted son, and a loving Uncle. The family wishes to give special thanks to all of his loving caretakers who provided him great comfort.

Funeral service will be noon Wednesday, June 6, at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Avenue, Charleston, WV 25304. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Flowers may be sent to Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street E., Charleston, WV 25301. Or you may donate in memory of David to St. George Orthodox Cathedral, P.O. Box 2044, Charleston, WV 25327 or Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Avenue, Charleston, WV 25304.
The family appreciates your prayers and support.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
obituary: CHARLESTON GAZETTE MAIL, JUNE 3, 2018

James Russell Young

1958
 

James Russell "Jim" Young, born on August 9, 1939, in Richwood, WV, to James Stillman and Evalena Rader Young, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

He graduated from Richwood High School in 1957, where he was an excellent and popular student. He was selected to Boys State and many other awards and honors. He excelled in athletics, especially football and basketball. After graduation, he attended Greenbrier Military School, Class of 1958, on a basketball scholarship, followed by a basketball scholarship to William and Mary College. He followed that by serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Jim Young played in the renowned Charleston Basketball Summer League where he made the All-Star team and played with such famous players as Jerry West, Chris Smith, Gary Justice, Bob Ayersman and Rod Thorn. Jim obtained his Master's degree from Marshall University. He became a Professor of Geography at Fairmont State College where he was extremely liked and respected by his students and colleagues. He served on the Fairmont State Athletic Board including Director of the Board several times. He was offered an assistant coaching position by basketball head coach Joe Retton, but turned it down to remain in teaching. He did however serve in team/player scouting and player evaluation. He retired from Fairmont State after 49 years of teaching.

Jim's knowledge about sports was encyclopedic and he would often call radio shows. He greatly enjoyed going to local meetings of the Legends and tirelessly travelling to local and ACC football and basketball games.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn Ramsey Young; his son, Stefan Kristoph Young and wife, Swathi Young; grandson, Krishna Young, who was his pride and joy; his brother, William Stillman Young of Alabama and his wife Charlotte and nephew, Randy Young. He will be missed by Dave Gillispie, Gary Justice, John Stewart, Jack Wright, Frank Gardinia and so many other dear friends. He will also be missed by his pets; Greta, Samantha and Sasha.

Special thanks to HospiceCare and to all those who helped make this time easier and his life more exciting.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday May 19, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. The funeral service will follow at noon at the funeral home.

Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

The family encourages that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25387.

You may share memories of Jim on his tribute page by visiting ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, WV, is honored to serve the Young family.

Carl J. Arnold

1946
 

Dr. Carl J. Arnold, age 89, of Derby Lane passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home.
He was born in Bristol, VA and was the son of the late J. Carl and Martha C. Arnold.
Dr. Arnold attended Elementary and High School education in Bristol and Abington, VA and graduated from Greenbrier military School in Lewisburg, WV in 1946. He later received his Bachelor of Science in 1951, his Masters in 1952 from Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1958. He was a faculty member at Virginia Tech, the University of Florida Rollins College, and Presbyterian College. Dr. Arnold was awarded and achieved many honors during his time in academia, he was awarded and achieved many honors during his time in academia, he was awarded the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and Business Administration from Presbyterian College, the Professor of the year award for the University of Florida and Presbyterian College, and the Distinguished Service Award from Presbyterian College and College Annual Dedication from Presbyterian College in 1980. He was a member of the Methodist faith and was active in church work and activities in Abingdon VA, Blacksburg, VA and Winter Park FL, and was a member of the Lions Club in Blacksburg, VA.
Dr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Nancy of the home, his daughter , Sandra Ellen Lambert of Dallas, TX; his grandchildren, Leah Lambert, Erin Lambert, and Matt Lambert; and his four great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 3:00PM at Edmunds Hall at Presbyterian College.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Carl J. Arnold Scholarship Fund, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325 or the charity of one’s choice.

Thomas Dawson Canby

1946
 

Thomas Dawson Canby 90, formerly of Glen Mill, PA., son of George Rust Canby and Ann Elizabeth Dawson Canby, passed away on May 15, 2018 following a short illness. He is a descendant of Thomas Canby who settled in New Hope, Pa. in 1682, and on his mother’s side, he is a descendant of Robert Peter, the first mayor of Georgetown, Washington, DC. In the last phase of his life, the hospice and nursing staff commented on his calm and polite demeanor which was consistent with how he lived his life.
Tom grew up on the family farm in Montgomery County, Maryland. He was valedictorian of the 1946 class at Greenbrier Military School in West Virginia. In 1950, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors from the Glenn L. Martin School of Engineering and Aeronautical Sciences at the University of Maryland. In June, 1952, he graduated with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tom started his career with Dupont Nemours in Buffalo, NY. He was transferred to Memphis, Tennessee, and then to Baytown, Texas, prior to working many years in Wilmington, Delaware. After his retirement from DuPont in 1985, Tom and his wife Marge continued to reside near Chadds-Ford, Pa.
Tom enjoyed life’s experiences during his retirement years. He participated actively in the Delaware Photographic Society and his pursuit of perfection resulted in may photos being recognized and received awards in juried contests. Tom’s love of photography also resulted in publication of a coffee table size book, Brown Bears at Brooks River. He greatly appreciated the photographic services provided by Colorworks in Washington, Delaware. tom took additional award-winning photographs while soaring over volcanos in Hawaii in an ultralight plane. Another outstanding photographic experience was during Tom and Marge’s car trip across Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
He loved all watersports, including sailing, fishing and scuba diving. During a series of trips to Alaska, he loved to fish for salmon and was prepared to offer up his catch to any grizzly bears that wandered too close. He also enjoyed fishing for Halibut offshore from Alaska. At age 68, Tom earned his open-water scuba diving certification at the Cousteau Fiji Island Resort. His favorite diving expedition was in the Red Sea.
Tom is survived by his son, Thomas Canby Jr, and his wife Kate, and his daughter Mary Jean Goetz and her husband Bob. He is survived by grandchildren, Julia Canby-Rice, Rebecca Canby, Liz Raudzus-Canby, Sarah Goetz and Matthew Goetz, and nine greatgrandchildren. Tom was married to Margaret Overbey for over 63 years before she died in 2014. His son Charles Canby passed away in 2007
Services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Glenn Mills, PA on Saturday, June9, 2018 at 11 a.m. The committal will be the following day at Woodside Cemetery in Brighton, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, Washington DC; the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.

HUBERT lEE lYKINS

1956
 

Hubert's daughter, Brenda Lykins, has informed GMSAA of her fathers death in Tracy, California

Mark Williamson

1956
 

Mark Williamson, 79, of Marietta passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1938 in Marietta to the late Miles and Dorothy Bennett Williamson.

Mark was a 1956 graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV. He was a licensed funeral director/embalmer and worked for Reed Funeral Home and Leavitt Funeral Home. Mark was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served at the time of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Union #1 F&AM, American Legion Post 64. and an avid target shooter and supporter of the NRA.

Survivors are a sister, Sue W. Smith of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; nephews, Brad of Marietta, Douglas of San Antonio TX, Scott of Little Rock AR, and Randall of Marietta, GA. Also surviving are Mark's sister in-law, Donna Williamson; her sons, James & Jeffrey; and grandchildren, Jeff Skylar, Bryce, Makayla, Cassie and Tyler. Matt Reed, a longtime close friend, also survives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Williamson.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will be observed with no services.
Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.