Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Obituaries ; Obit

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Obituaries ; Obit

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Adams, Evelyn Ankrom, Dorene "Dodie" Austin, Lona Jane Bode, Lois Bowling, Thomas Bradley, Robert Cantrell, Joseph, Jr. Conley, Miranda Cooper, Gary Cox, Randy Crawford, Robert "Alex" Dickerson, Vicki Frye, Shelia "Cookie" Gwinn, Anthony "Tony" Hammond, Ronald Joseph Harless, Noah Hartshorn, Ernest "Ernie" L. Huffman, Robert Lee Kidd, John King, Archel "Buster" Lake, Doris Metheny, Elizabeth Morriss, Maria Mullins, Gregory Murphy, Nicholas Rainey, Frank Sterns, Janice Stutler, Linda Gail Talley, Sarah C. "Lynn" Terry, Michael Trigaux, Janet Turner, Scott Wade, Russell "Poncho" Watts, Rachel Webb, Linda

Evelyn Adams

Evelyn Irene Adams, age 88, of Crooked Creek, passed away January 17, 2017. Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 20, at Crooked Creek Church of Christ, Crooked Creek. Visiting hours were 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, do a random act of kindness and think of her. kers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Dorene "Dodie" Ankrom

Dorene Belle Channell "Dodie" Ankrom, age 79 years, a native of Elkins, WV, and a resident of Colonial Heights, VA, for the past 29 years, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the Southside Regional Medical Center at Petersburg, VA.

She was born Wednesday, July 21, 1937, at Valley Head, WV, a daughter of the late Major J. Channell and Myrtle Gale Lambert Channell. She was married to Kurt Ankrom, who survives at Colonial Heights. They had celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kristyn Ankrom; and a beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth, both of Colonial Heights; one brother, Kenneth Neal Channell of Chesapeake, VA; two sisters, Dorothy Louise "Dottie" Daniels and Merry Jane "Janie" Darling and husband David, all of Elkins, WV; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Channell of Benton, AR, Karen Hoffman of Mars Hill, NC; nieces, Carol, Roberta, Kathi, Kennette, Debbie, Tracy, Robin, and Lyn; nephews, Kermit, David, Timothy, and Brent; her Lambert cousins, Charles "Chip," Dale, Sherri, Beverly, Linda, and Bobby; and her best friend of over 50 years, Carolyn Waller Wright of Grafton, WV.

Preceding her in death are two brothers, Kemper Russell Channell and Kermit Brooks Channell; and two nephews, Jeff and Robert Jr. Daniels.

She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1955. She worked for several years in the Treasurer's Office for Williamsburg/James City County, and had worked for the Committee on Aging in Oak Hill, WV.

In 1960, she, as a piano player, along with her brother, Ken Channell, founded "The Gallileans" gospel quartet in Chesapeake, VA. She was a member of Lee Hall Baptist Church in Newport News, VA, and South Hopewell Church of God, in Hopewell, VA.

A graveside service to honor her life will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, January 20, at the Valley Head Cemetery at Valley Head, WV. The Rev. Allen Roberson of Danville, VA, will officiate and interment will follow.

The Ankrom, Channell, and Lambert families would like to thank the staff at Southside Regional Medical Center, John Randolph Hospital, James River Health and New Century Hospice for the care and support they provided to her over the past few months. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dorene Belle Channell "Dodie" Ankrom.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Lona Jane Austin

Lona Jane Austin, 75, of Wallback, entered into rest, Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Born April 17, 1941, in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Leamon and Opal (Parker) Hanshaw.

Lona Jane is survived by her sons, Bobby Holcomb of Indiana and James Austin of California; daughter, Connie Marsh of Ohio; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brothers, Tracy Hanshaw and Robert Hanshaw, both of Ohio.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Monday, January 23, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating. …

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