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[September 12, 2011]

Obituaries: ; Obit [Charleston Gazette, The (WV)]

(Charleston Gazette, The (WV) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Today's Obituaries Bailey, John D. Boley, Timothy J. Broughton, Dorothy M. Brown, Margaret L. Cottrell, Roger L. Fannin, Howard Jude, Arizona L. Keaton, Agnes J. Lackey, Shelia A. Lanham, Frances B. Mays, Frances M. McCune, Carolyn McLaren, Juanita M. Meadows, Carl L. Sr. Monk, Isabell Morgan, Wilma F. Priestley-Dent, Janet L. Stavrakis, Joyce A. Stricker, Jon R. Thompson, Robert L. Vance, Terry O. Zaharis, George John Davis Bailey John Davis Bailey, 86, of Charleston passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, in Prince Williams Hospital in Manassas, Va.


John was born in Charleston on December 22, 1924, to the late O.E. and Sue Carr Bailey.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 55 years, Joyce Ann Palmer Bailey; sister, Rose Elizabeth Bailey Leftwich; and his brother-in-law, Shirley A. Leftwich.

John retired from the 130th Air National Guard in December 1984. He was a veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, and spending almost two years in Germany. He also traveled throughout the years with the guard to many parts of the world, with his last big trip in November 1984 being sent to New Zealand. He came back home and retired on his birthday.

John was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church, Charleston, Kanawha Masonic Lodge No. 20, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Beni Kedem Shrine. After retirement, he spent time driving his children back and forth to the Shrine hospital. He enjoyed being with his kids.

John was also an avid deer hunter. In his younger days, he loved to get all his buddies together and take off for Webster County, where the fun would begin. He also enjoyed spending weekends with his family, in that area.

John is survived by his daughter, Susan Osborne, and her husband, Marshall; grandson, Jacob Lee; and granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Osborn, all of Fairfax, Va. John is also survived by his special friends, who came in to his life after the passing of his wife three and a half (3 1/2) years ago, Betty and Bobby Olson and Archie Walker. They have been such a blessing to our family.

John had many friends and was loved by everyone who came in contact with him. He will be sadly missed by all.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 11, at St. Marks United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Monty Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery, Charleston, with Masonic rites.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

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

Timothy Judson Boley Timothy Judson Boley, 40, of Fayetteville died Sept. 9, 2011. Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Marie Broughton Dorothy Marie Broughton, 76, of Danville was born January 1, 1935, and died on September 8, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Earl and Myrtle Bailey Chambers; and husband, William "Junior" Broughton.

She was a lifetime member of both the VFW Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol.

She is survived by sisters, Lois Jean Little of North Carolina, and Phyllis Guise of Pennsylvania; brothers, Jimmy Chambers, Donnie Miller and Dennie Miller, all of West Virginia; daughters, Lisa Gossage (Tony) and Beth Chambers, both of Florida; sons, William "Sonny" Broughton (Victoria) of Pennsylvania, Paul "Wayne" Chambers, Charles "Eddy" Broughton (Debra), Timothy Broughton and Mark Broughton (Pam), all of West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 12, at Handley Funeral Home with Pastor Dwight McClure officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Park, Danville.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

Margaret Lee Brown Margaret Lee Brown, 85, of Dry Branch went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

Margaret was born in Dry Branch on November 20, 1925, to the late Ira and Mary Pomroy Workman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christ Temple Church at Winifred.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George O. Brown; son, George Edward Brown; daughters, Barbara Ellen Saadation and Bertha Kidd.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Alice Fay Sheets of Dry Branch and Charles (Penny) Brown of Clendenin; sisters, Juanita Milam of Kanawha City, Mary Smith of Dry Branch, Goldie King of Chesapeake and Bessie Pack of Hernshaw; brother, Lawrence Workman of Dry Branch; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Jack Long officiating. Burial will follow at Ward Cemetery, Ward.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 12, at the funeral home.

The family wants to send a special thank you to Marmet Health Care and Hubbard Hospice House for their love and care given to our mother.

The online guestbook for Mrs. Brown may be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Roger Lee Cottrell Roger Lee Cottrell, 59, of Chloe died Sept. 4, 2011. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at his home for his family and friends. Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard "Wayne" Fannin Howard "Wayne" Fannin, 60, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, at the Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness.

He was born and raised in Montgomery and had lived in Massillon, Ohio, for the past 24 years. He was the son of the late Melvin and Elizabeth Pettitt Fannin.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry and Gary Fannin.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy during the Vietnam era. He worked at New Castle Refractories/Resco Products and attended First Assembly of God, where he volunteered in the soup kitchen and food pantry. He worked the Obie balloon crew for the Massillon Tiger Swing Band.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lisa Stanley Fannin; daughters, Jessica and Rebekah Fannin, of the home and Angela Breeding of Delaware; son, Wayne Jr. of Maryland; brothers, Raymond Fannin (Charlotte), Gail Fannin (Vickie) and Jim Fannin (Sharon); sisters, Phyllis Allen (Bud), Mary Jane Hutchinson, and Kathy Johnston; sister-in-law, Sue Fannin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Stanley (Ginger), Terry Stanley (Lou Ann), and Sue Tolley (Gary); and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 12, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Frank Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arizona Lee Jude Arizona Lee Jude, 90, of Kistler died Sept. 9, 2011. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone.

Agnes Jean Keaton Agnes Jean Keaton, 86, of Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Morgantown and Bradley, died Sept. 9, 2011. Service will be noon Monday, Sept. 12, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service.

Shelia Ann Lackey Shelia Ann Lackey, 57, of Dingess died Sept. 8, 2011. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Mud Fork. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sept. 10, at the church. James Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Bragg Lanham Frances Bragg Lanham, 86, of Scott Depot passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House after a prolong illness of Alzheimer's.

Frances worked as a real estate agent with ERA Realty in Teays Valley. She was a member of Darlington Methodist Church.

She enjoyed crafting and gardening, but her passion was the outdoors. She loved nature.

Frances was born in Hinton and moved to Charleston to attend secretarial school after graduation.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Keith Rae Lanham; parents, Homer and Pearl Bragg; three sisters, Pauline, Maycle, Juanita; and one grandson, Eric Burdette.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie Burdette of South Charleston; son, Craig Lanham of Beckley; and two grandchildren, whom she adored very much, Lee Burdette and Stephanie Lanham.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Richard G. Mahan officiating.

Frances donated her body to the West Virginia Human Gift Registry, Morgantown, to help further the study of medical science.

Frances was a wonderful person who lived life to the fullest, and she always put her family first. She will be sadly missed by all who her loved her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387.

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

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Frances M. Mays Frances M. Mays, 92, of Huntington passed away Friday, September 9, 2011, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Johnny Harris. Burial will be private, Monday, in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

She was born July 21, 1919, in Raleigh County, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Lozier Sauzer. She was retired from the Huntington Manufacturing Company after 35 years of service, and was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church in Buffalo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Robert Mays; and a sister, Helen Ray.

Survivors include her brother, George Sauzer of Kiln, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cathy, Jason and Alisha Sullivan for their loving care.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. Sunday until service time at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to www.timeformemory.com/reger.

Reger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn McCune Carolyn McCune of Parkersburg passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, after a most valiant battle with cancer.

She was born in Fairmont and graduated from East Fairmont High School, Fairmont State University and WVU with an M.A. in journalism. She taught in the Wood County school system for 33 years.

She is survived by her husband, Roger, and was preceded in death by a son, Andrew, who passed away on July 18, 2010.

She was the beloved daughter-in-law of Earl and Erma McCune of Ivydale and a wonderful sister-in-law to Sandra and Roger Rice of Elyria, Ohio, and Boyd and Gina McCune of Charleston. In addition, she was a most loved aunt to several nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by her mother; a sister and brother-in-law; and an uncle. She also leaves a special friend, Dixie Love Jarvis of Procious, who brought much joy and laughter to her through cards and letters for the past several years. Although they met only once for a brief time, they became lifelong friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Parkersburg High School, 2101 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg.

If you wish to remember her, please feel free to give to your local animal shelter, cancer society office or a church food or clothing program.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com.

Juanita Marie McLaren Juanita Marie McLaren, 86, of St. Albans died September 3, 2011, at her home.

Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2011, at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church with Pastor Chris Kilburn officiating.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

The family suggests contributions be made to Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, 2008 Pennsylvania Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177 or to any chapter of the Union Mission.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Lee Meadows Sr.

Carl Lee Meadows Sr. left us on September 4, 2011, after suffering a fatal heart attack.

He was born in Marmet, West Virginia, on September 15, 1939, the youngest son of Lawrence Otto and Clara Frances Bright Meadows.

He brought his family south to Texas in 1961 and transplanted them to Sunshine, Louisiana, in 1971, when "Mr. Scurlock asked him to take a temporary post, not to be longer than one year." The temporary post became home and he retired from Ashland Oil Company's St. Gabriel terminal in 1992. Though retirement was a difficult transition for him at first, he quickly became a popular go-to person and was never void of projects and special requests. A resource for so many, his knowledge and experience will long survive through those he taught, not in a classroom, but through real-life experience.

To those who loved him most, he was always just what was needed, when it was needed - a magician, a handyman, a repairman, a toymaker, a storyteller extraordinaire, and the list goes on, but most of all, our rock in hard times.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Lewis "Bob" Meadows and Edgar "Ed" Meadows; and a brother-in-law who had a special place in his heart, Charles Wise.

Grieving his loss will be his wife, Joan Sergent Meadows; his son, Carl Meadows Jr. and wife, Gwen; daughter, Debbie LaPlace and husband, Tim; daughter, Angela Whittaker and husband, Mika; his grandchildren, Stacy LaPlace Dedon and husband, Chad, Christopher Meadows and wife, Shantel, and Logan, Luke and Landon Whittaker; his great-grandchildren, Hunter and Beaux Meadows and Reagan and Ryleigh Dedon; and siblings, Juanita Wise and Paul, Tom and Bill Meadows.

Visiting was from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at Ourso Funeral Home, 13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, La., with services at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the American Heart Association; he would have preferred your kindness be shared with others.

We know how much you loved us all and we want you to know we "sure do like you a lot" and will forever hold your memory in our hearts.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com.

Isabell Monk Isabell Monk, 88, went home to be with the Lord on September 9, 2011, after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston and was a member of the Charleston First Church of the Nazarene.

Isabell was the daughter of the late Thomas Earl and Hilda Poff.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Memphis; daughter, Jean Martin; sisters, Louise Pauley, Irene Skaggs, Eva Pauley, and Macel Poff; and brother, Ronald "Pete" Poff.

She will always be remembered as a loving and caring person who always put others' needs first. Her prayers were always welcomed and appreciated.

Isabell is survived by her children and their spouses, Nancy and Jerry Nelson, Betty and Jerry Arnold of Charleston and Danny and Pauline Monk of Sissonville. She has nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Thelma Humphrey of St. Albans; and brother, Boyd Poff and his wife, Betty of St. Albans.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Randy Lanham officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park.

Friends may call at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, two hours prior to the service on Monday.

Wilma Friend Morgan Wilma Friend Morgan, 89, of Dorothy died Sept. 8, 2011. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Estep-Bailey Cemetery, Ameagle.

Janet Lee Priestley-Dent Janet Lee Priestley-Dent, 85, of Alum Creek passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011, at Teays Valley Center, Putnam County, after a long illness.

Janet was born in Tango on October 18, 1926, daughter of the late Wilburn Chapman Priestley Jr., and Alberta Jean Quigley.

She was a retired personnel director of the WV Public Service Commission. Janet was a lifelong resident of Alum Creek and a member of the Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a youth director. She was a graduate of Duval High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Forrest Bertholomew Priestley; brother-in-law, Rex R. Hill; and sister-in-law, Joyce Ann White-Priestley.

Janet was a loving mother and an avid gardener. She loved to travel and visit family.

She is survived by son, Max Dent and his wife Cathy of Winfield; daughter, Sherri Marie Dent of Alum Creek; sisters, Jean Marie Johnson of Charleston, and Trilba Faye Hill of Sod; brother, Wilburn Chapman Priestley III of Hurricane; grandchildren, Julie Marie Sigmon (Jeremy), and Kristin Lee Fridley (Gary); great- grandchildren, Daka Marie Sigmon, Dylan Maxwell Fridley and Miley Gail Sigmon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2011, at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Keith George and Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek.

Family and friends will gather two hours prior to the service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.curryfuneralhome.org.

Joyce Ann Stavrakis Our beautiful mother and wife, Joyce Ann Stavrakis, 76, fulfilled her life on Earth and left to take her place in Heaven on September 8, 2011. She passed away bravely at home in the arms of her husband and presence of her four children.

Joyce was born on November 12, 1934, the seventh of fourteen children born to the late Cal and Quinnie Milam of Montcoal. She was married on May 24, 1952, in Oak Hill to Mitchell M. Stavrakis of Whitesville.

Family was the most important thing in her life and she dearly loved her husband, daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great- grandson, brothers and sisters.

Mom touched many lives during her time and will be remembered for her Christian beliefs and how she helped others, especially the less fortunate.

Mom's work revolved around her talent for cooking, starting with her mother-in-law, Addie at the Homestead Restaurant, Whitesville. Later, she worked at Frozen Camp Elementary School, Senior Citizen Center, Meals on Wheels and Head Start, all in the Jackson County area.

She enjoyed participating in various clubs and activities that centered around her children, including Brownies, Cub Scouts and 4- H. Mom liked to attend her sons' high school football games, and watch WVU football and NASCAR races.

She was a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church, where she was formerly a Sunday school teacher and youth fellowship leader.

She retired to Oak Hill, Fla., with her husband for 10 years, and then returned to West Virginia to spend more time with her family. Mom worked hard to provide extra for her children, budgeting her family dollars wisely.

We all love and will miss her, see you in Heaven, Mom.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Mitchell M. Stavrakis; daughter, Debbie Moore of Vienna, granddaughters, Jamie Scott and Abby Moore, grandson, Mitchell Scott, great-grandson, Jadon Scott; daughter, Becky Postalwait and husband, Elmer of Charleston; step- grandsons, Nathan and Josh; son, James M. Stavrakis and wife, Melissa, Billy Stavrakis, and granddaughter; Aelissa Roo of Vienna; son, John A. Stavrakis and wife, Lora Suek Stavrakis, grandsons, Aaron, Corey and Evan Stavrakis of Vienna; brothers, Harold Milam of Medina, Ohio, Roy Milam of Kopperston, and Paul Milam of Charleston; sisters, June Thompson of Berea, Ohio, Shirley Kessel of Given, Alice Spangler of Whitesville, Mary Ferrell of Kentucky and Pat Bussel of Denham Springs, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Fran Coleman and Bootsie Freeman; and brothers, James, Bill and Jerry Milam.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2011, with the Rev. Herman Robinson presiding, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2011. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in South Charleston.

Condolences may be sent to www.lamberttatman.com.

Jon Randolph Stricker Jon Randolph Stricker, 58, of Clendenin passed away Friday, September 9, 2011, in Hubbard Hospice House.

Jon was a member of Elkview Baptist Church and also frequently attended Maranatha Fellowship.

He was a PGA golf professional and instructor at Berry Hills Country Club. He was the 2003 WV PGA Seniors Champion and a Class A PGA Golf Professional. Jon was the former Head Golf Professional at Berkley Hills CC, Lake Arrowhead CC and Kanawha Country Club. Numerous times, he was top five finisher in the WV State Open. He also won the Tri-State head pro assistant pro tournament.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Zeonobia Myers Stricker.

He is survived by wife, Julia A. Stricker; sons, Joshua Stricker, and Luke Stricker; stepsons, Davy Perkins and Jonah Perkins; stepdaughter, Nikki Perkins; brother, Robert Stricker and wife, Fran Stricker; and grandchild, Ryan James Ratto.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Elkview Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Moales and Pastor Bobby Sizemore officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Pallbearers will be Joshua Stricker, Jonah Perkins, Davy Perkins, Luke Stricker, Barry Evans, Mike Rogers, Robert Stricker, Jeff Myers, Frankie Ratto, Matt Lindsay, Justin Smith, and Ryan Smith.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2011, at Elkview Baptist Church.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to close family friends, Barry and Ann Evans, for their constant love and steadfast friendship.

In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert L. Thompson Robert L. "Bob" Thompson, 78, of St. Albans passed away Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

Born October 24, 1932, in Hurricane, he was a son of the late Charles William and Lessie Audrey Martin Thompson.

Bob retired from the U.S. Air Force with 24 years of service, and then from BB&T in St. Albans as a security guard with 21 years of service. He was a member of Abney Street Church of God, St. Albans, and member of the Kelly Masonic Lodge 1131, A.F. & A.M., San Antonio, TX.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Sue "Sandy" Thompson; daughters, Deborah Sue Taylor of Tornado, Cynthia Lou Mallen of Ocoee, Fla., Tammy Sue Lacy and Dawn Eileen Feazelle, both of St. Albans; sons, Charles William Thompson of Hurricane and Joe Lemasters of Mount Pleasant, N.C.; sisters, Geraldine Byrnside of Woodstock, Ga., Lou Ellen Butts of Lakeland, Fla., and Patricia Ann White of Cross Lanes; brothers, Charles Richard Thompson of Rockville, Md., and Steven William Thompson of St. Albans; grandchildren, Josh, Joe II, Leigh, Amanda, T.J., Cody, Nic, Chloe, Cheyenne and Aurora; great-grandchildren, Payton, lil' Josh, Eli, Emory and Miylah.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans with the Rev. Jack A.C. Lawrence officiating. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, with military honors.

Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1221 Ohio Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Online condolences may be made at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

Terry O. Vance Terry O. (O'Dell) Vance, 64, of Milton died Sept. 9, 2011. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Henson Mortuary, Huntington. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

George Zaharis George Zaharis, 64, of Holiday, Fla., passed away August 31, 2011, at Bay Pines Hospice in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a short illness.

He was born June 6, 1947, in Charleston to the late Gus and Penelope Zaharis.

George served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971. He graduated from the University of Charleston and taught computer science courses at George Washington High School. He was also previously employed by WTIP Radio station.

After retiring to Florida, George taught basic computer skills and software applications to many organizations.

George is survived by his brother, James; and sister-in-law, Ann, of Tampa, Fla.; his sister, Neena Z. Davis; and brother-in-law, Jeff of Barboursville; his nieces, Alissa Molina of Tampa, Fla., Julianne Zaharis of Waterville, Maine, Tiffany Smith of Hendersonville, Tenn.; his nephew, Mark Davis of Lubbock, Texas.

Burial service will be in Charleston at a later date.

Funerals Today Adams, Ernest Noon, Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Adkins, James K. 1 p.m., Walnut Memorial Church, Chloe. Angel, Betty J. 2 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca. Bailey, John D. 3 p.m., St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Charleston. Boley, Timothy J. 4 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Cutlip, Rev. Muriel I. 1 p.m., Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, Flatwoods. Davis, Rev. Charles L. 2 p.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Davis, Virginia 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Forbes, Mary J. 3 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Charleston. Fuller, Janette L. 11:15 a.m., Zion Baptist Church, Madison. Kirk, R.L. 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Lackey, Shelia A. 1 p.m., Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Mud Fork. Mays, Frances M. 3 p.m., Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Miller, Dolores K. 12:30 p.m., B'nai Jacob Eternal Home, South Charleston. Morgan, Wilma F. 2 p.m., Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Price, Louise M. 2 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin. Prince, Edward S. 1 p.m., Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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