Last Name: Gunter/Gunther
Notes for Alfred Gunter:
Obituary; The Roanoke Times July 19, 2003 GUNTER, Alfred, (Mutt), of 3028 Water Plant Road, Hillsville, Va., passed away at Salem VA Medical Center, Salem, Va. Friday morning, July 18, 2003. Born June 19, 1919, Alfred was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, who will be missed by all who knew him. Alfred was the son of the late Zack and Elva Akers Gunter and was preceded in death by two sisters, Brutus Gunter Martin and Lena Gunter Woods. Mr. Gunter was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served as a combat Medic attached to the Chinese Nationalist Army along the Burma Road, China, traveling the Ledo Road linking China and India by land. On April 13, 1946 in the Methodist Church parsonage in Woodlawn, Va. he married Wilma, his wife of 57 years who survives him. He is survived by one daughter, Dawn Gunter Kuhn and son-in-law, Harold Frank Kuhn; two grandchildren, Ceryl K. Cole and husband, Charles Cole and Traci Leigh Kuhn; and great-great-granddaughter, Samantha Cole, all of Springfield, Va. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and life member of VFW Post #1115 Hillsville. Funeral services will be conducted at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Bill Edmonds, Ray Bolen, Terri Gregory and Charles Smythers officiating. Family will receive friends Saturday, July 19, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville, Va. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Military rites by Hillsville VFW Post #1115. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville.
Notes for Amy Gunter:
GUNTER, Amy E. - 1910 - 2001 Clinton Memory/Fields Creek/Henry Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 21 2001 - Amy E. Gunter, 90, Kansas City, Kansas, and formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Clinton Memory Gardens. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. She was born October 19, 1910, in Clinton, where she had lived before moving to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1978. She had been a licensed practical nurse for 24 years, retiring in 1978. She was a former member of Good Hope Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gunter, in 1976. She is survived by a son, Marion Gunter, and his wife, Mary Ann, Overland Park, Kansas; three grandchildren, Steven Gunter, Teresa Ehlers and Keith Gunter, and four great-grandchildren, Travis and Courtney Gunter and Megan and Austin Ehlers
Notes for Benjamin Franklin Gunter:
Greenville - Benjamin "Ben" Franklin Gunter, 89, of 204 Montis Drive, passed away July 17, 2005, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Wyoming County, W.Va., to the late Wilburn and Nancy Tilley Gunter. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Gertrude Cecelia Sneade Gunter.He was of the Baptist faith. A graduate of Pineville High, W.Va., he was employed as a longshoreman for S.T.A.I, L.A in Baltimore, Md., for 39 years before retirement. His friends called him "Ben," and his passions were gardening, hunting and coin collecting. Dad was unselfish. He loved his neighbors and often gave them food from his garden. He was a loving, caring husband, father, and grandfather; we will miss him greatly.Surviving family members are daughters, Linda Ritter of Salem, W.Va., Donna and Carl Rutherford of Greenville; a son, Jim O. and Mary Gunter, of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Webb of West Virgina, and Laura Polk of Virginia; nine grandchildren, Angie Chipps, Diane Lively, Debbie Tinger, Jim Gunter Jr., Miranda Perkins, Emily (Bradshaw) Whetzel, Elbert J.B. Rutherford, Zachary A.L. Rutherford, and Carla L.A. Rutherford; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 10 brothers; and two sisters.The family will receive friends in the chapel of Westville Funeral Home, today, July 20, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, located at 6010 White Horse Road. Funeral services will be concluded in Glen Burnie, Md., at the Singleton Funeral Home, July 22, 2005. Interment at the Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Burnie, Md. -- Westville Funerals & Cremations, 864-269-5073.Published in The Greenville News: 07-20-2005
Notes for Beulah B. Gunter Blevins:
Alpine, Calif – Mrs. Beulah Belle Blevins, 74, formerly of MacArthur, died Monday, Oct. 31, at her home following a long illness. Born Aug.12, 1914, at Eccles, she was the daughter of the late William and Rhoda Toney Gunter. Mrs. Blevins was a homemaker, a 10 year resident of California and was a member of the Hollywood Baptist Church at McArthur. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alva and Eddie Gunter and three sisters, Anna Lee Estrada, Flora McElroy and Lula Sweeney. Survivors include her husband, James (Bud) Blevins; a daughter, Sue Carol Lanzano of Alpine; a brother, Charles W. Gunter of Jacksonville, Fla; two sisters, Thelma Meadows of Orange, Va and Phyllis Tate of Beckley and three grandchildren. Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel in Beckley with the Rev. Otis Clyburn officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call today from 11 am until time of the services.
Notes for Billy J. Gunter:
Jacksonville, Fla - Billy J. Gunter, 64, formerly of Wyoming County, died Saturday Sept.23, 1995 in a Jacksonville, Fla hospital following surgery. Born March 20, 1931, at Sabine, he was the son of the late Miley Melvin and Rebecca Jane Smith Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a member of Our lady of the Sea Catholic Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and was a US Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emma Pizzino Gunter of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey Gunter and his wife, Kimberly, of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Ernest Gunter of Ellicott City, Md., Ronald Gunter of Jesse; five sisters, Mrs. Edsel (Marie) Dancy of Kansas City, MO., Mrs. Leroy (Sue) Dodson, of Moore, SC., Mrs. James (Ruby) Smith of Lynco, Mrs. John (Ruth) Botkin of Conroe, Texas and Mrs. Dan (Jeannie) Ball of Vienna, VA; two grandchildren, Kristen and Adam Gunter of Columbus Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evans Memorial Chapel with Father Perry officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Evans and Evans Funeral Directors, Oceana. Pallbearers will be Jack and John Pizzino, Matthew Murray and J.B. Growe. Arrangements by Evans and Evans Funeral Directors, Oceana.
Notes for Bobby Lowell Gunter:
“Today, my tired, old body finally gave out and my worldly body took it’s last breath; Tomorrow, I shall be laid to rest beside my beloved grand-daughter, Skylar, while the rest of our family bids me one last farewell; But, Today, I shall walk through the gate of Heaven in my new body, breathing in the fresh air for the first time in years and shall be reunited with skylar, my parents, my sisters, my brother and everyone else who has gone before me. And for this, I shall give God the praise and all the Glory.” Bobby Lowell Gunter, 76 of Princeton passed away from this life on Friday night, August 1, 2008 at the Princeton Community Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Born November 23, 1931 at Gardner, and a life-long resident of Princeton, he was the son of the late C.K. Gunter and Eva Lee Hypes-Gunter of Princeton. He was a graduate of Athens High School and Concord Training Center. He was a retiree of the Norfolk & Southern Railway in Princeton, where he gave 40+ years of services and was a long time member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. He was also a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Bobby loved to hunt deer and Turkey and collect guns. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Donna M. Damewood and Brenda K. Gunter; a brother, Carl Gunter, and his beloved little grand-daughter, Skylar Adrienne Gibson, all of Princeton. Brothers-in-law Ernest Price Carr of Hinton, Sidney Goff of Pipestem and Warren Petrey of Athens. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Betty J. Goff-Gunter; a son, Jerry W. Bradley and wife Cathy; a daughter, Deirdre B. Gibson; three grandchildren, Jacob Bradley, Courtney Gibson and his mother’s namesake, Eva Raine Tindle, all of Princeton. Bobby also leaves behind three brothers: Stanley E. Gunter and wife Norma; Freddie C. Gunter and wife Billie all of Princeton and Wayne Gunter of Encourse, MI. Two Sisters-in-law, Audie Carr of Hinton and Alice Petrey of Princeton and brother-in-law Arthur Goff and wife Jo of Floyd, Va., and a host of nieces and nephews and their children. Visitation will be on Monday night, August 4, 2008 from 6 to 8 PM at the Memorial Funeral Directory, on the Athens Road in Princeton. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Afternoon, August 5, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory with Revs. Casper Dalton, Gary Petrey and Butch Damewood officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton alongside his family. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.memorialfd.com. Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews; Jason Carr, Greg Carr, Jeff Goff, Jeff Damewood, Shane Gunter and Leslie Goff.
Notes for Brenda Gunter Ratliff:
PRINCETON – Brenda Gunter Ratliff, 51, died Saturday, June 17, 2000. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Burns Wornal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory, Athens Road, Princeton. Friends may call 6 to 8 pm today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Directory, Pinceton.
Notes for Bonnie J. Gunter :
MULLENSVILLE - Bonnie J. Gunter, 67, died Friday, July 30, 1999, in a Beckley hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1931, in Saulsville, she was the daughter of the late Clayton
Notes for Bonnie Sue Gunter Wagner:
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. - Bonnie Sue Gunter Wagner, 64, formerly of Matheny, died Sunday, June 27, 2004. She was a native of Sabine and was retired from Western Electric (AT & T). She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey & Annie Halsey Gunter, husband, Ernest Bob Wagner, brothers, Neil Gunter and Charles Vance (Sonny) Gunter; sisters, Sharon (Chick) Ellis; maternal grandparents, Jessie and Dana Blankenship Halsey; and paternal grandparents, Wilburn and Nancy Ellen Tilly Gunter. She was a member of Cloverdale Congregational Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Debra and Sig Coleman of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Ernestine and Pete Bosnak of Waterman, Ill.; granddaughters, Angela (Angel) Bosnak and fiancé, Nathan (Nat) Chaney, of Waterman, Ill.; grandson, Anthony Peter Ernest Bosnak, Waterman, Ill., brothers, James C. Gunter and Pat of Belton, Texas, Joseph Gunter and Nettie of Alderson, David Gunter and Chris of Peterstown; sisters, Edith Stewart of Alderson, Eloise Stewart of Matheny, Mary Lou Gurley and George of Southern Pines, N.C., Cora McMillion and Avery (Bugs) of Alderson, Wanda Minton and Walter (Tiny), Thomas Ill., and sister-in-law, Linda Wiker. Service will be 11 a.m. today at Neal Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Burial will follow in Lawrence County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Neal Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. 931-762-9447. Arrangements by Neal Funeal Home, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Notes for Carl Edward (Cotton) Gunter:
The Register-Herald, Thursday, January 5, 1989.
Carl Edward (Cotton) Gunter, 59, formerly of the Princeton area, was dead on arrival Tuesday Jan 3, at a Braxton County Hospital following a short illness. Born June 6, 1929, at Kegley, he was the son of the late C.K. and Eva Hypes Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a heavy equipment operator for the Nelloh Teer Construction Company and was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Zella Gunter and his second wife Alice Gunter. Other survivors include three sisters; Mrs. Douglass (Donna) Damewood, Brenda Gunter and Penny Gunter, all of Princeton, and four brothers, Bobby and Stanley E. Gunter, both of Princeton, Freddy C. Gunter, of Spanishburg and Wayne L. Gunter of Melvindale, MI. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. the Burns-Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. Charles Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princeton. Friends may call today from 6 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. Pallbearers will be Randy Crockett, Bill Bowling, Bill Duncan, Bud Hypes, Bill Wimmer and Buddy Bailey.
Notes for Charles Elbert Gunter:
The Enterprise, June 9, 1971
Master Sargent Charles Gunter, 38, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sunday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta after an illness of several weeks, including a series of operations. Born in Patrick County, he was an Army career man with a total of 21 years of service including tours of duty in Vietnam and Korea. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Potter Gunter of Atlanta, a native of Martinsville; three daughters, Phyllis Ann, Janet Marie, and Susan Lynn Gunter, all of the home; his parents, Wade Hampton and Evelyn Shockley Gunter of Route 5, Stuart; and four brothers, Tech. Sgt. Ivan W. Gunter, with the Air Force in Thailand, Robert L. Gunter of Martinsville, and Edward and Donnie Gunter, both of Route 5, Stuart. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. today in the Moody Funeral Chapel at Stuart by the Rev. Joe Shockley. Burial was in the Minnie’s Chapel Church Cemetery.
Notes for Charles Lee Gunter:
Charles Lee Gunter, 74 year old employee of the Sun Sand company at Thayer, died at 7:15 this morning at his home in Danese after a short illness. Born in Patrick County, Va. in 1875, Mr. Gunter had spent his entire lifetime in this section. He was a member of the Dan River Primitive Baptist Church. His wife preceded him in death in 1941. Survivors include the following children: Edgar Gunter of Meadows of Dan, Va., Mrs. Lucy Bragg of Hinton, Mrs. Etta Wright of Thayer, J. T and John L. Gunter and Mrs. Nannie Vandall of Sandstone. Other survivors are five sisters, Mrs. G.A. Thurman of Sandstone and Mrs. Ellis Crewes, Mrs. Lillie Williams, Mrs. Cora Joyce and Mrs. Josie Thomas of Stuart Va.; and three brothers, J.A. and J.C. Gunter of Sandstone and G.B. Gunter of Henry, Va.; twenty seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services under the direction of the E.M. Meadows Funeral Home will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Gunter family cemetery at Sandstone by the Rev. Eugene Nichols of Sophia.
Notes for Charles V. Gunter:
Charles V. (Sonny) Gunter, 46, formerly of Matheny, died Wednesday, June 8, at 4:30 a.m. at a Hinton hospital following a long illness. Born December 4, 1941, at Sabine, he was the son of Annie Rose Halsey of Alderson and the late George Dewey Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a 10 - year resident of Talcott, a self - employed carpenter, a Protestant and served in the U.S. Army. He was preceeded in death by a brother Neal Gunter; and a sister, Sharon Ellis. Other survivors include his wife, Linda Gail McMillion Gunter; a son, Charles (Little Sonny) Gunter of Talcott; a daughter, Tonya Noel Gunter of Talcott; three brothers, James Gunter of Belton, Texas, Joseph Gunter of talcott and George David Gunter of Peterstown; and six sisters, Edith Stewart and Cora McMillion, both of Alderson, Eloise Stewart of matheny, Mary Gurley of Southern Pines, North Carolina, Bonnie Wagner of Sugar Grove, Ill. Services were held Friday June 10 at 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chappel in Alderson with Revs.Orville Meadows and D. Homer Stewart officiating. Burial followed in the haven of Rest Cemetery at Pence Springs. Nephews served as pallbearers.
Notes for Christopher T. Gunter: He was born in Patrick County on July 11, 1968, and served in the Army with the Old Guard in Washington, D.C. He worked for L.C. Transpiration in Pilot Mountain, N.C., and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Clinton Gregory and W.I. Gunter, and a grandmother, Rheba Haynes Gunter. Surviving are his wife, Angela Jeanette Weiss Gunter of the home; two sons, Christopher William Gunter and Jeremy Todd Gunter of the home; his parents, Jennifer Holick of Parksley, Va., Bill Gunter of Stuart and Herbert Myers Jr. of Lewisville, N.C..; grandparents, Myrtle Gregory of Stuart and Herbert and Betty Jean Myers Sr. of Lewisville, N.C.; two sisters, Rebekah Burnette of Patrick Springs and Tiffany Gunter of Spencer; two brothers, Sam Gunter of Patrick Springs and Adam Gunter of Stuart; four half sisters, Jerri Myers, Pam Myers, Christy Myers and Amy Myers; six uncles; and eight nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart with President Joe Sloop presiding. Burial will follow in the Gunter family cemetery with military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Moody Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Notes for Clyde H. Gunter: (note – my copy is not good – lots of xx’s where I can’t tell what it says)
June 6, 1955: Funeral services for Clyde H. Gunter, 29, of Daniels, will be at xx today at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel. Elder U.G. xx will officiate. Burial will be at the Calfee cemetery at Mt. Tabor?. Gunter died Saturday in a train accident at Gauley Bridge, where he was employed as a car inspector. Pallbearers for the funeral are: xx Rice, Howard Brown, Ro xx Davis, John Davis, Telelk xx, Charles Akers, Ivan Kid xx, Kendall Rice and Muriel xxkline. Survivors include his parents, wife, son and daughter, one sister and two brothers. Gunter was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad for x years.
Notes for Cora Gunter Joyce:
Mrs. Cora Gunter Joyce, age 78, of Stuart died June 30 in a South Boston hospital after a long illness. She was a retired Patrick County School teacher, having taught 41 years. She was the daughter of the late George and Lucy Jane Foley Gunter. She is survived by two sons, Crockett and Camden Joyce of Stuart, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 2, at the Community Primitive Baptist Church with Eld. E.E. Cassell and Eld. J.M. Vipperman in charge. Burial was in the Joyce family cemetery.
Notes for Daisy Gunter Cozort:
Mrs. Daisy G. Cozort, 84, formerly of Lockbridge, died Sun., May 23, 1993, in a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. Born May 9, 1909, at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Delta Fox Gunter. A retired Summers County schoolteacher, Mrs. Cozort was also a homemaker, she was of the Primitive Baptist faith. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Tag Cozort. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 1 p.m. Wed. May 26 at the Smathers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack McGrew officiating. Burial followed in the Fox Cemetery, Sandstone. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Notes for David Thomas Gunter:
David Thomas Gunter, 76-year-old native of Patrick County, died late Saturday afternoon at his home at Rivermont Heights in Martinsville, where he had resided for the past 30 years. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Mary H. Gunter of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth G. Brooks and Mrs. Margaret G. Carter of Martinsville and Mrs. Frances G. brun of Long Island, N. Y.; two sons, Gordon M. Gunter of Axton and Melvin Gunter of Martinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Hester G. Heath and Mrs. Lillian Handy, both fo Stuart and Mrs. Mary G. Rorrer of Patrick Springs and two brothers, Millard J. Gunter and Reid L. Gunter, both of Stuart.Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p. m. in the McKee Funeral Home Chapel in charge of Rev. William E. Barber with burial following in Roselawn Cemetery. The Enterprise, Stuart, Virginia, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1957
Notes for Dewey George Gunter:
Oceana - Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday for Dewey George Gunter, 48 year old Matheny miner and father of 11, who was crushed to death by falling slate about 8 a.m. Thursday in the Lynco mine of the Crozier Coal and Land Company. Rites will be conducted in the Matheny Chapel with the Rev. O.A. Sparks and the Rev. Stollie Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the Stewart Cemetery at Jesse. Employed as a machine helper, Gunter apparently died instantly under the weight of the fall, which was described as being about 6 inches thick and the width and length of a mine car. Born March 11, 1903, at Keyrock, he was the son of Mrs. Nancy Tilley Gunter and the late Wilburn Z. Gunter, who died September 14. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Mrs. Annie Halsey Gunter; four sons, James, Joseph, Charles, and George; seven daughters, Mrs. Weldon Stewart, Mrs Perry Stewart, Mary Lou, Bonnie Sue, Cora Lee, Sharon Kay, and Wanda Ellen Gunter. All of the children are at home except the two married daughters who also live at Matheny. Other survivors include eight brothers, A.W. Gunter of Saulsville; Hobart, Clayton and Jesse of Pineville; Miley of Matheny, Estel of Wharton, Bud of Carswell; and Ben of Glen Bernie, Md.; and four sisters, Mrs. Woodrow Lamb of Kopperston, Mrs. Blake Cook and Mrs. Carl Webb of Jesse, and Mrs. Ernie Polk of Glen Bernie, Md. The body will be removed to the Gunter residence from the Evans Funeral Home at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Notes for Donald Shockley “Donnie” Gunter:
Donald Shockley “Donnie” Gunter, 60, of Stuart, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at his home. He was born in Patrick County on Aug. 24, 1947, to Wade H. and Evelyn Shockley Gunter. He graduated from Stuart High School and Winston-Salem Business College and had served on the Board of Directors of the Patrick County Parks and Recreation Committee. He retired as weaving superintendent from United Elastic/NarroFlex. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ivan Wade Gunter and Charles Elbert Gunter. Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Doss Gunter of the home; a son, Joseph Wade Gunter of Charlottesville; two brothers, Edward R. Gunter of Stuart and Robert Leon Gunter of Martinsville; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Revs. Joe Shockley, Randy Prouse and Billy Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Minnie’s Chapel Wesleyan Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour before the funeral Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Stuart Park Association, P.O. Box 506, Stuart, Va. 24171 Martinsville Bulletin 25 Sept 2007
Notes for Donna Gunter Francisco:
Mrs. Donna Lynn Gunter Francisco, 45, of Route 2, Box 173-C, Beckley, (Old Eccles Road), died Friday, Jan 20, at a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born march 5, 1943 at Beckley, she was the daughter of Mrs. Alva Cline Gunter of Beckley and the late Herbert Clayton Gunter. Mrs. Francisco was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County, was a 1961 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, member of the Hollywood Baptist Church at MacArthur and was a homemaker. Other survivors include her husband, David C. Francisco and a son, Brian Francisco at home. Services will be Sunday at 1 pm at the Melton Mortuary Chapel in Beckley with the Revs. Carl Ferguson, Rick Burdette and Allen Woody officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 pm. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Notes for Dorothy Gunter Webb:
Dorothy Gunter Webb, 91, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Wyoming County, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born March 25, 1917, at Keyrock, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Z. Gunter and Nancy L. Tilley Gunter. Dorothy was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church and previous member of Guyandotte Baptist Church, Jesse. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, working with her flowers and being with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lewis Webb; two grandsons, Brian Snead and Ron Cochran; 13 brothers and two sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Ada Cochran and her husband, Charlie, of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Jacqueline Snead of Crab Orchard; a sister, Laura Polk of Lynchburg, Va. She is also survived by four grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Guyandotte Baptist Church with the Rev. Harrison Abbott and Mr. Ray Yates officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m., today, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in the Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana. Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Online guest book may be signed at www.evans-funeralhome.com or e-mail condolences to the Webb family at firstname.lastname@example.org Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Webb family.
Notes for Edward Rogers Gunter :
Edward Rogers Gunter, 71, of Stuart, died Saturday, September 19, 2009, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was born in Patrick County on April 21, 1938 and was a son of the late Wade H. and Evelyn Shockley Gunter. He was also preceded in death by three brothers; Donnie Gunter, Ivan Wade Gunter and Charles Elbert Gunter. He was retired from Rubber Thread--J.P.S. Elastomerics and was a member of High Point Baptist Church where he was a deacon, a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. Gunter was a member of the Gideons International and the Patrick County Genealogy Society. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Rakes Gunter, one daughter and son-in-law, Taryn and Brad Scruggs of Stuart; two sons and daughters-in-law; Steve and Marcie Gunter of Danville and Roger and Gina Gunter of Stuart; seven grandchildren, Ryan Gunter and wife Jen, Seth Gunter, Ian Gunter, Patrick Gunter, Sean Gunter, Anna Kathryn Scruggs and Sophie Scruggs; and one brother and three sisters-in-law; Robert Leon Gunter and wife Margaret of Martinsville, Cheryl Gunter of Stuart, Lois Gunter of Virginia Beach and Kik Gunter of Stuart. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with the Rev. Wayne Moore officiating. Burial was in the High Point Baptist Church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to High Point Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Terry Amos, 439 Biggs Lane, Stuart, VA 24171; or to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 921, Stuart, VA 24171.
Notes for Elzie Foy Gunter:
MADISON— Mr. Elzie "Exie" Foy Gunter, 76, of 208 Creek Lp Rd., died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at his home. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003, at the Ray Funeral Home Chapel in Madison, with the Rev. Boyd Joyce officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Madison. Mr. Gunter was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Stokes County to the late Elzie Gunter and the late Brian Gann Gunter. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife in March of 2003, Thelma Newman Gunter and brothers, Jim Gunter and Ewell Gunter. He is survived by his son, Roger Gunter of Madison; sisters, Foxy Pulliam of Madison, Winnie Joyce of Sandy Ridge, Natalene Walker of Fieldale, Va. and Ruth Moore of Mayodan; brother, Watson Gunter of Sandy Ridge; one grandchild, Garrett Gunter; and two step-grandchildren, Davis Burroughs and Mara Burroughs. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Ray Funeral Home in Madison and all other times at the home of Rachel Beasley, 110 Cardinal Rd., Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Greensboro News Record 06-07-2003
Notes for Ernest Melvin ‘Sonny’ Gunter:
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Ernest Melvin “Sonny” Gunter, 68, of Ellicott City, Md., died suddenly on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 22, 1940, in Wyoming, W.Va., son of the late Miley Gunter and Rebecca Jane Smith Gunter.Mr. Gunter worked for C&P Telephone Company, which later became Bell Atlantic, and retired from the position of Director in 1996 after 34 years of service. He was a member of AA, Serenity Big Book Group, in Ellicott City.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Greg Olive, and a brother, Bill Gunter.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife whom he married April 7, 1995, Beth Gunter of Ellicott City; a son, Mike Gunter; two daughters, Sandy Higdon, Lisa Gunter; a stepdaughter, Jessica Bridge; a daughter-in-law, Rafi Olive; five sisters, Ruby Smith of Lynco, Ruth Botkin of Conroe, Texas, Marie Dancy of Kansas City, Mo., Jeanie Ball of Conroe, Texas, Susie Dodson of Moore, S.C.; a brother, Ronnie Gunter of Beckley; grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley and Drew Gunter and Kyle and Sean Higdon; a great-grandchild, Cameron Bradley.Online condolences may be sent to www.slackfuneralhome.com.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clarksburg Salvation Army, 1010 South Chestnut St., P.O. Box 366, Clarksburg, WV 26302.Arrangements by Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Md.
Notes for Ethel J. Gunter Turman:
Beckley Post Herald, March 22, 1989
Sandstone – Mrs. Ethel Jane Turman, 84, died Tuesday, March 21, at a Hinton care center following a long illness. Born July 9, 1904, at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Etha Kirk Gunter. Mrs. Turman was a member of the Elton Community Church, the World War I Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 3336, American Legion Auxiliary Chapter No. 30 and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Turman on Feb. 28, 1967. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Turman of Sandstone; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Services will be Thursday at 1 pm at the E.M. Meadows Funeral Home in Hinton with the Revs. Don Hannah and Clay O’Dell officiating. Burial will be in the Gunter Family Cemetery at Standstone. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Ronald and Lonnie Gunter, Pearl Harrah, Larry Cooper, Charles Williams and Herbert Crook.
Notes for Eugie Gunter Sanders:
The Beckley Post-Herald Morning Edition – Thursday – March 29, 1962
Sanders Funeral to be on Friday. Funeral services for Mrs. Eugie Sanders 58, of Wickham will be conducted at the Melton Mortuary Peace Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Murry McClung officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Tabor Cemetery. Born at Hernshaw, Aug. 27, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Gunther and Mrs. Savannah Gunther, Wickham, who survives. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church. Also surviving are her husband Lester Sanders of Wickham; a daughter, Mrs. Nona Cox of Beckley; three brothers, Francis and Harvey Gunther, both of Wickham and Lury Gunther of Spotsylvania, VA and six grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Charles S. Logan, Frank Mills,Janis Hood, Paul Gunter, Alva Gunter, James Shifflet and James Nary.
Notes for Fairie Gunter Lamb:
AUBURN, Wash. - Fairie Lamb, 91, formerly of Kopperston, died July 21, 2002, at Auburn Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born Sept. 2, 1910, at Keyrock, she was the daughter of the late Wilburn Gunter and Nancy Tilley Gunter.Mrs. Lamb was a homemaker and a member of Toneda Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Lamb; seven brothers, Hobart Gunter, Arlie Gunter, Clayton Gunter, Dewey Gunter, Jess Gunter, Miley Gunter and Ethel Gunter; and a sister, Ruby Cook. Survivors include a daughter, Bethel June Baker and her husband, Murray, of Auburn; three sons, Jean Lamb and his wife, Lutia, of Kopperston, James W. Lamb Jr. and his wife, Lola Mae, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Roy D. Lamb and his wife, Janie, of Troy, Ala.; two sisters, Dorothy Webb of Crab Orchard and Laura Polk of Lynchburg, Va.; a brother, Ben Gunter of Green-ville, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Ann Start and her husband, Rick, of Henderson, N.C., Dr. Glen Baker and his wife, Ruth, of Glen Dale, Calif., Dr. Allen Baker and his wife, Kim, of Shewood, Ore., Tammie Toler and her husband, Jeff, of St. Joseph, Ill., Dr. James W. Lamb III of Alfaretta, Ga., Darrell and his wife, Michelle Lamb, of Troy, Ala., and J.J. Lamb of Fairhope, Ala.; and nine great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Toneda Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel, Oceana. Casket bearers will be Kenneth Stafford, Fairley Lusk, Bill Wiseman, Carlos Cook, Darrell Lester and Denny Lester. Services were entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.
Notes for Genevieve Gunter Reed:
BARBOURSVILLE — Genevieve Gunter Reed, formerly of Crab Orchard, passed away Jan. 17, 2007, at Hospice House of Huntington after a short illness.Born Dec. 9, 1927, at Stotesbury, daughter of the late Virgel and Carrie Clay Gunter of Crab Orchard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Reed Sr. of 55 years; a brother, Virgel Gunter Jr. of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Zelma Easley of Roanoke, Va.Mrs. Reed was a 1947 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, she earned her degree of Hair Design at Beauty Academy of Roanoke, Va.Her hobbies included flower gardening, and spending time with her loving family. Church was an important part of her life. In 1940 while at Crab Orchard Baptist Church, she was a member of a quartet with Senator Robert C. Byrd, her sister, Geraldine Gunter Sigmund and Mason Lilly. In Barboursville she was a member of Bloomingdale-Salem Baptist Church.Survivors include a son, Archie Reed Jr. and wife, Brenda; a daughter, Kimberly and her husband, Jason Krantz; two sisters, Ferne Edmonds of Halifax, Va., Geraldine Gunter Sigmond of Beckley; four grandchildren, Melissa and Travis Reed, Alaina and Garret Krantz, all of Barboursville; nieces, Kathy Edmonds of Halifax, Va., Linda Word of Portsmouth, Va., Becky Sigmund of Roswell, Ga. and Cynthia Rogers of Waynesboro, Va.; nephews, Wayne Gunter of Winston Salem, N.C., and William Sigmund II, MD of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Bloomingdale-Salem Baptist Church in Barboursville with Pastor Jeff Sizemore presiding. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Pallbearers were Archie Reed Jr., son; Travis Reed, grandson; Jason Krantz, son-in-law and Wayne Gunter, nephew. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomingdale-Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 910, Barboursville, W.Va. 25504 or Hospice House of Huntington, 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, W.Va. 25702.
Notes for George Arnold Gunter:
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Regular Baptist Church for George Arnold Gunter, 56, 302 East C. St., who died on a local hospital at 8:40 p.m. Friday after a long illness. The Rev. W.E. harrah will be in charge and burial will be made in Sunset memorial Park. Born at Sandstone, Oct. 21, 1900, he was a veteran of World War I, serving in the Navy as a Chief petty officer. He was a member of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church, Mountain Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, at Coal City, and had lived in Beckley since 1942. He was an electrician for the Amigo Coal Co., at Wyco. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Maynor Gunter, two sisters, Mrs. Davy Berry, and Mrs. Emmett Thurmond, both of Sandstone; two brothers, L.O. Gunter, Beckley, and William, Bolar; five daughters, Mrs. Sherwood Dunagan, Mrs. Gail Lilly, Mrs. Jack Gilmore, all of Beckley, Mrs. Phillip Verduce, Lincoln Park, Mich., and Mrs. Charles Sorrells, Baltimore; two sons, George A. Jr. Beckley, and Kermit Alley, Lillybrook. Seven grandchildren also survive. The body will be taken from Keyser Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. today. It will be moved to the church an hour prior to the services. Pallbearers will be Earl Waters, Marion Cook, Doc Ingole, Neal Norcross, Jack White, Roy Farley, John Wilcox, and Jason Ritter. The Coal City Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside rites.
Notes for George Arnold Gunter, Jr:
CASHIERS, N.C. — George Arnold Gunter Jr., 73, died May 17, 2007, in Cashiers. Born Dec. 16, 1933, at Lillybrook, he was the son of the late George A. Sr. and Gertrude E. Gunter.George served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a high speed radio operator, being honorably discharged after a tour of four years service. Retiring from C&P Telephone Co. after 33 years of service, George lived in Sugar Grove before moving to Cashiers. He was preceded in death by a sister, Georgia N. Gilmore. He is survived by a son, George A. Gunter III of Parkersburg; three daughters, Joy Elizabeth Held, Terry Donne Gunter and Georgia Anne Gunter, all of Parkersburg; a son-in-law, Christopher Murnaham of Parkersburg; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Gunter of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Aurora Elizabeth Held, Kitri Sierra Held and Jeanetta Jean Gunter, all of Parkersburg; three sisters, Gail Looney and Nelda Gallaher, both of Beckley, and Betty Verduce of Grosse Ile, Mich.; and several nephews.Memorial service will be held in Beckley at a later date.
Notes for George Beverly Gunter, Sr.:
The Enterprise, April 4, 1957
George Beverly Gunter, Sr., 64, died Wednesday night, March 27, at the home of a sister, Mrs. R.E. Cruise of Route 2, Stuart. A carpeter?, he was born in Patrick County on July 24, 1892, the son of the late George B. and Luck Foley Gunter. Surviving are two sons, George B. Gunter, Jr. of Riverside, California and Garland O. Gunter of York, Pa. And four sisters, Mrs. Cruise, Mrs. Murray Williams, Mrs. Cora Joyce and Mrs. Alec Thomas all of near stuart. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from community Church near Stuart in charge of Elder Joel E. Marshall, Elder Carsell? And Elder A.J. Hylton. Burial was in the Gunter family cemetery near Vesta.
Notes for George William Gunter, Jr.:
Rock Hill, SC 9/11/2003 LANCASTER -- Mr. George William Gunter Jr., 63, of 339 E. Rebound Road died Wednes-day, Sept. 10, 2003, at home. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will be after the service. A native of Danville, W. Va., Mr. Gunter was a son of the late George William Gunter Sr. and Redo Covey Gunter. He was a self-employed mechanic and was the former owner of Auto Clinic. Surviving are his wife, Mary Short Gunter; four daughters, Judy Lange of Fort Mill, Rhonda Porter of Waxhaw, N.C., Tracy Hackney and Becky Gunter, both of Charlotte; her brother, Harold Gunter of Meadow-bridge, W. Va.; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 310-B Bennett Center Drive, Greer, SC 29650.
Notes for Georgia N. Gunter Gilmore:
LOGAN - Georgia N. Gilmore, 75, of 123 Sayer Circle, Logan, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Thomas Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Born April 2, 1929, at Beckley, she was the daughter of George A. and Gertrude Elizabeth Gunter. She was the beloved wife for 49 years of the late Jack Gilmore and the caring mother of David and Roger Gilmore. Surviving relatives include sons David and Roger Gil-more of Charleston, sisters Gail Looney and Nelda Gallaher of Beckley and Betty Verduce of Grosse Ile, Mich.; brother, George Gunter of Highlands, N.C.; nephews Danny Gallaher, Mike Lilly and Phillip Lilly of Beckley, as well as many loved and cherished friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to honor her life at 10 a.m. today at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Logan. The service will be conducted by her friend the Rev. George A. Kostas. Funeral service will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley immediately following the memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army, which was Mrs. Gilmore's favorite charity. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., 200 Main Street, Logan, WV 25601 (304) 752-1311.
Notes for Helen Maxine Gunter Bowles:
Helen Maxine Bowles, age 70, of Sandstone, W.Va., died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at 7:48 p.m., at the Bowers Hospice House, following a short illness. Born on Jan. 10, 1938, at Sandstone, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Hobart M. Gunter and Eva Cales Gunter. Mrs. Bowles was a retired employee of the Summers County Board of Education, where she had served as a teacher’s aide. She was a member of the Elton Community Church, and was a lifelong resident of the Sandstone area. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much, and enjoyed cooking, planting flower beds, and working crossword puzzles. Mrs. Bowles was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Bowles, in 2000. Surviving are her children, Bill Bowles and wife Debbie of Beckley, W.Va., and Gayla Gwinn of Lockbridge, W.Va.; grandchildren, Michele Harless and husband Joey of Elton, W.Va., Melinda Harrah and husband Leonard of Lockbridge, W.Va., Eric Gwinn of Norfolk, Va., Rachel Stover and husband Rod of Saxon, W.Va., and Tarah Hepburn and fiancé Ray Kinley of Sterling, Va.; great-grandchildren, Shauna, Sheyla, and Shane Harless, Halee and Dakota Harrah, and Luke Stover; five siblings, Lonnie, Phyllis, Frances, Kevin, and a very special sister and help in caregiving during her illness, Alice Kirk and husband Jerome of Hinton, W.Va.; and her cousin whom she loved as a brother, J.D. Cales and wife Ina of Covington, Va. Special thanks are extended to Ellie Webber, Bowers Hospice House, Hospice of Southern W.Va., and Doris Sanford. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pivont Funeral Home, 100 Park Ave., Hinton, W.Va., with Rev. Clay O’Dell and Rev. Loretta Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Gardens at Madams Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Joey Harless, Leonard Harrah, J.D. Cales, Jerome Kirk, Rod Stover, and Jerome Kirk Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Stover, Shane Harless, and Dakota Harrah. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, 100 Park Ave., Hinton.
Notes for Helen Phyllis Gunter Tate:
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Helen Phyllis Tate, 83, of Port Orange, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007. She was the last survivor of 10 children of the late Charles and Rhoda Gunter. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Tate. Helen enjoyed playing bingo, going out to eat with friends, travel, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Donna Barr and husband, Richard, of Port Orange, Shelia Thompson and husband, Tommy, of Covington, Ga., Carolyn Shattuck and husband, John, of Elizabethton, Tenn., Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) James M. Tate and wife, Sue, of Lebanon, Mo., and Sandra Bennett and husband James of Port Orange; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Robert Barley officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.Friends may gather with the family 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. blueridgefuneralhome.comArrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.
Notes for Hobart Muncie Gunter:
Hobart Muncie Gunter, 61, died Sunday June 21 at a Daniels care center following a long illness. Born July 8, 1905 at Sandstone, he was the son of the late Josiah C. and Delta Fox Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a retired timberman from the Kirby Lumber Co. at Maplewood. Survivors include his wife, Eva M. Cales Gunter; two sons, Lonnie Gunter of Sandstone and Kevin R. Gunter of Beckley, four daughters, alice Kirk of Hinton, Maxine Bowles of Sandstone, Phyllis Stull of Glen Morgan and Frances Gunter; a sister, Daisy Cozort of Lockbridge; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday June 24 at 2 pm at the E. M. Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with the Rev Eddie Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Restwood Memorial Gardens at Hinton. Pallbearers were Bill Davis, Hollis and Jack Bowles, Eddie Richmond and Jerome Kirk, Jr.
Notes for Homer Columbus Gunter:
Homer Columbus Gunter, 88, of Daniels, died Wednesday May 27, at 4:20 pm at a Beckley Hospital of natural causes. Born November 15, 1898 at Meadows of Dan, Virginia, he was the son of the laet Josiah C. and Sarah Ellen Rakes Gunter. Mr Gunter was a 30(?) year resident of Raleigh County, a retired electrician from Westmoreland Coal Co. at Tams and was amember of the Zion Primitive Baptist Church and United Mine Workers Local 5952. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Pauline Shires Gunter in 1959, two sons, Clyde H. and H. Gene Gunter, and a brother Lundy Gunter. Survivors include his wife, Sadie Hall Gunter; a son Joe Gunter of Hampton VA, a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Sarah) Moye of Daniels, a sister, Daizy Cozort of Lockbridge, a brother, Hobart Gunter of Sandstone, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, June May 20 at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel in Beckley with Elder Lloyd Hill officiating. Burial follwed in the Calfee Cemetery at Mt Tabor. Pallbearers were Gary, Danny and Ronnie Gunter, Paul and Greg Moye, Jan Scull, Butch Cook and Dean Massie.
Notes for Homer Gene Gunter:
Homer Gene Gunter, 39, of Amigo, died at 7.40 am Friday in a local hospital following an illness of two years. He was born in Tams, April 6, 1924; the son of Homer C. Gunter and the late Pauline Shires Gunter. He was a life-long resident of Raleigh County. Formerly employed at Winding Gulf Coals Inc. of Tams. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a veteran of World War II. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs Patricia Tudor Gunter, his step-mother Mrs Homer C. Gunter of Daniels, one brother, Joseph D. Gunter of Hampton, VA, and one sister, Mrs. Billy (Sarah) Moye of Daniels. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Sunday at the the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Virgil Cook officiating assisted by Elder Eugene Nichols. Burial will follow in the Calfee Cemetery at Mt Tabor. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call after 4 pm Saturday. Pallbearers will be Gail Tolbert, Kenneth Lilly, Harvey Tankersley, Wilbur Cook, Jack Hughes, Brady Roop, Bennett Day and Arvil Bales
Notes for Homer Lee Gunter:
LOW MOOR, Va. — Homer Lee Gunter, age 75, of 2723 Maldon St., Low Moor, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem. He was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Meadow Creek, W.Va., a son of the late Joel Thomas Gunter and Marie Garnet Edler Gunter. He served in the United States Army and was retired from Westvaco as pulp mill supervisor. He was a member of Cliftondale Country Club. He loved golfing, fishing, camping and spending time on the New River with his family. He was of the Methodist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a beloved grandson, Chad Ellis Tabor in 2008, and a sister, Della Richmond. He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Cleo Wickline Gunter of Low Moor; seven children, Robin Simpson and husband, George, of Low Moor, Bobby Gunter and wife, Patty, of Clarksville, Tenn., Billy Gunter and wife, Lisa, of Elliston, Va., Ann Potter and special friend, Clay Neff, of Clifton Forge, Va., Lee Gunter and wife, Connie, of Covington, Va., Jeff Gunter and wife, Carrie, of Low Moor, and Veneta Dingus and husband, Kester, of Low Moor; two sisters, Geneva Simms of Rainelle, W.Va. and Florence Forren and husband, Joe, of Fairlea, W.Va.; a brother, George Gunter and wife, Mary, of Lockbridge, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Nicely Funeral Home.Mr. Gunter's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, Va.
Notes for Irene Gunter Rakes:
The Enterprise, 4-6-1980
Mrs. Irene Gunter Rakes, 59, of Rt. 1, Meadows of Dan, died Saturday in Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was the wife of the late Jim T. Rakes and daughter of the late James Edgar Gunter and Lizzie Lawson Gunter of Patrick County. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Scott and Mrs. Pauline Walton of Meadows of Dan; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Livie Hanks and Mrs. Bernice Brooks of Danville and Mrs. Julie Pack of Vesta; and three brothers, Joe Gunter of Denver, Colo., James A. and Edward Gunter of Baltimore, Md. The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Concord Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in the New Dan River Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. Moody Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Notes for James Arlie Gunter:
Martinsville Bulletin, Monday July 15, 2002 pg. 6A
James Arlie "Jim" Gunter, 76, of Vesta, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at R.J.R.-Patrick County Memorial Hospital in Stuart. He was born in West Virginia on March 29, 1926, to William Edgar Gunter and Lizzie Lawson Gunter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Rakes and Julia Pack, and one brother, Joseph Gunter. He retired as a Ryder truck mechanic in Baltimore, Md., and served in the Army during World War II. Surviving are three sisters, Velva Sheppard of Wichita, Kan., Livie Hanks of Danville and Mildred Brooks of Cascade; and one brother, Melvin E. Gunter of Maryland.
Notes for James Austin Gunter:
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday for James "Pat" Gunter, 85, who died at 9:20 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of a daughter Mrs. E. A. Turman at Standstone after a long illness. The Calfee brothers and Elders A. Neeley and Edgar Lilly will conduct the service to be held at the home. Burial will be made in the nearby family cemetery. Mr. Gunter had spent his entire life in the Green Sulphur district as a farmer. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church. He is survived by three sons: L. O. and G.A. Gunter of Beckley, and James A. Gunter of Boley; two daughters, Mrs E. A. Turman of Sandstone, and Mrs Joe Berry of Lockbridge. 24 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two brothers, Joe Gunter of Sandstone and George Gunter of Henry Va., and four sisters; Mrs. Lillie Williams, Mrs. Alice Crews, Mrs. Cora Joyce and Mrs. Josie Thomas all of Crews, Va. The Ronald Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Notes for James Marion Gunter:
THE HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Fri., Sept. 23, 1927, p. 9, cols. 5 & 6 [edited]. IN MEMORIAM. On Monday, September 5, our great and all-wise God sent the Death Angel to the home of one of our most loyal and esteemed citizens and summoned the soul of Mr. James Marion Gunter to appear before the god who gave it. Mr. Gunter was formerly from Patrick county, but had lived in this community for about forty years. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary Gunter; three sons, Edward and Ernest of Spencer and James of Crumpler, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Oakley and Miss Pearl Gunter of Spencer; a number of grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives to mourn their loss. In the passing into the great beyond of this, our friend and neighbor, the family loses a most loyal and beloved companion and the community loses an honored and valuable citizen. The body was laid to rest in Pleasant Grove Church cemetery beneath a profusion of beautiful floral tributes, while the soul returns to the God of Heaven and we bow in submission to the will of our God who knows best. (Written by) A. M. Shelton. [Ref. Paul Martin: SUPPLEMENT TO AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO . . . FOLLOW THE PERIWINKLE, p. 25, Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery:
Notes for Janice A. Gunter Dickerson:
Mrs Janice Adele Gunter Dickerson, 47, of Beckley, died recently (Arpil 9, 1985) in a local hospital after a long illness. Born Feb 5, 1938 in mabscott, she was a daughter of Raul R. and Thelma Hedrick Gunter both of Mabscott. Mrs. Dickerson was a former employee of the American Silk Mill in Orange VA and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Mabscott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Dickerson in 1980. Other survivors include a step-daughter, Naomi Dickerson Rinehart; three sisters, Mrs. Donald M. (Mary) Bailey, Mrs. Hal D. (Lois) Price II, and Mrs. Gene Noland (Joyce) Wickline).
Notes for Jean Gunter Gray:
Jean Gunter Gray, 101, of the Landmark Center and formerly of Hazelwood Drive, Stuart, died Saturday, February 5, 2005, at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 15, 1903 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Ulysses Reid "Cap" Gunter and Minnie Conway Gunter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Gray; four sisters, Beatrice G. Ballard, Wayra Hazelwood, Evelyn G. Heath and Ethel G. Goad; and four brothers, Roy K. Gunter, Emmitt Gunter, William Gunter and an infant brother. She was a member of Russell Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home chapel in Stuart. Elder Ken Hopkins officiated. Burial was in the Gunter family cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Charmaine Atkins, P.O. Box 10, Claudville, Va. 24076.
Notes for Joel Thomas Gunter:
J.T "Tom" Gunter, 84, died Wed., August 28, 1991, at a Fairlea hospital following a long illness. Born Dec. 10, 1906, in Patrick Co., Va., he was the son of the late Charles and Julia Hall Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a retired coal miner and was a member of the UMWA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Elder Gunter on July 1, 1989. Survivors include three daughters, Geneva Ellen Simms of Rainelle, Della Richmond of Youngstown, Oh. And Florence Forren of Marcy, N.Y.; two sons, George Gunter of Lockbridge and Homer Gunter of Low Moore, Va.; a sister, Nannie Vaandall of Sandstone, 19 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 pm Fri. Aug 30 at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle. Entombment was in the Wallace Memorial Mauseoleum, Clintonville. Grandsons served as pallbearers and granddaughters served as flowerbearers.
Notes for John Gunter:
Sandstone Richmond District men killed when tree hits them. One other injured in accident nea Grandview yesterday. John Gunter, 41, of near Sandstone, and Ray Harding Richmond, 29, of Richmond District, Raleigh County, were killed yesterday at 11:20 a.m. when a falling tree, 80 feet long, crushed them at the cutting operations of the Kirby Lumber Company near Grandview. Charles R. Hamilton, 20, of Beckley, an employee of the Hoosier Engineering Company, clearing a electric line right of way was treated in a beckley Hospital for abrasions to neck, shoulders and a leg. The bodies were brought to the E.M. Meadows Funeral Home in Hinton. The accident was at 11 a.m. yesterday on the right fork of Mill Creek, about a mile from Grandview. O. P. Kirby, owner of the concern, told this story: Gunter was winching logs with a bulldozer from a right of way being cut for Appalachian Power Company by the Hoosier firm, which had some 30 men at work in the same section. Richmond was dispatched from the log loading point to travel the mile and a half to the point where the dozer was operating to tell Richmond to move his machine. When he reached the spot where the work was in progress, he climbed up the back of the machine, Blown by a strong wind, a tree estimated to be 80 feet long and 18 inches through the trunk suddenly toppled crushing both men against the machine. The trees roots were 30 feet up the hill from the bulldozer. Damages to the machine had not been estimated early this morning. Kirby pointed out that these were the first fatalities his company has had in 20 years. The company mill is located at Midway. The present cutting operation is in the Grandview area. Both the victims were badly mutilated, about 20 witnesses said. Funeral services for Mr. Richmond will be at the Richmond cemetery in Richmond district, Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. G. R. Hubbard will conduct the services. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. his body will be removed from the E.M. Meadows funeral home here in Hinton to his father's house on Irish Mountain, Friday morning. Surviving are the man's father, Burk Richmond, a brother, Richard Richmond, at home; and four sisters, Mrs. Eva Bragg of Piney View, Mrs. Thelma Meadows and Mrs. Maycle Meadows of Sandstone and Mrs. Irma Richmond of Sandy Springs. Mr. Richmond served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was born and raised in Richmond district. Mr. Gunter's funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the home near Sandstone. Rev. Eugene Nichols will be in charge. Burial will follow in the Gunter Family Cemetery. The body will be removed from the E.M. Meadows Funeral Home in Hinton late this afternoon. He was born in Virginia and reared near Sandstone. Surviving are his wife, Nelsie Gunter and the following children, Lemley, James, Forest, Bobby Gerald, Johnny Dale, Betty, Maxine and Lucy all at home. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, W. E. Gunter of Meadows of Dan, Va, Tom Gunter of Sandstone, Mrs. H. S. Bragg and Mrs. J.R. Wright of Hinton and Mrs. H. R. Vandall of Sandstone.
Notes for Joseph "Joey" Gunter:
Oceana- Joseph "Joey" Gunter, 39, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at his residence. Born April 11, 1963, he was the son of Joseph and Nettie Lee Gunter of Talcott. He was preceeded in death by a sister, Sherry Ann McMillion; maternal grandparents, Oakie and Winnie McMillion; and paternal grandparents, Dewey and Annie Gunter. Those left to mourn his loss are his wife, Agnes Gunter; a son, Joshua D. Graham at home; two stepsons, Robert E. Graham of Man and Robert Dale Graham, Jr. of Kopperston; five stepdaughters, Anita Graham of Mullensville, Rachel Toler of Hatcher, Wendy Graham of Oceana, Tonja Acord of Kopperston and Julia Cline of Lynco; two brothers, David Gunter and his wife mary, of hinton, and Ricky Gunter and his wife, Melinda, of Alderson; a sister, Karen Brown and her husband, Silas, of Alderson; 11 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and special friends, Billy Fox, Boyd Prichard Jr., Robert James and Robert Graham Sr. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Denny Browning and Ernest Frances officiating. Burial will follow in McMillion Cemetery, Glen Fork. Casketbearers will be family and friends. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Words of condolence may be sent via email to our Web site adamtolermemorialfuneralhome.com. These will be printed on cards and presented to the family. Donations of sympathy may be sent to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana. May God be with you, Joey; you may be gone from us, but in a spiritual sense, you'll always be right here with us in our hearts, with love from your family. Arrangements by Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.
Notes for Joseph Daniel Gunter:
HAMPTON - Joseph Daniel Gunter, 75, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at Sentara Careplex Hospital. Born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Tams, W.Va., Joseph had lived on the Peninsula since 1952. Joseph leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 52 years, Mary; one daughter, Ginger Diane and her husband, James R. Scull, of Hampton; two sons, Joseph Daniel 'Danny' Gunter Jr. of Hampton, and Ronald Clyde Gunter and his wife, Debbie, of Hampton; one sister, Sarah Moye and her husband, Bill, of Daniels, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Baker and her husband, Kristofor, Amanda Scull, Candace Scull and Greg Gunter; one great-grandchild, Christian Baker. A service of remembrance Joseph will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Mike Techak officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton. Published in the Daily Press from 10/25/2004 - 10/29/2004.
Notes for Josiah Columbus Gunter:
Hinton, Dec. 18 - Josiah Columbus Gunter, 80, died at 1 p.m. today in the Andrew S. Rowan Home at Sweet Springs, where he had resided for the past three months. Born in Patrick County, Va., he was the son of the late George B. and Lucy Gunter and had spend most of his life in this state. He had been a resident of the Sandstone section for the past 54 years where he was a farmer. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. His wife Delphia died in 1952. Surviving are three children, Homer of Daniels; Hobert of Sandstone; Mrs Daisey Cozort of Lockbridge; one grother, George of Henry, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Williams, Mrs. Alice Crews, Mrs. Cora Joyce and Mrs. Josie Thomas all of Stuart, Va. Funeral rites will be conducted at the E.M. Meadows Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday. Elder Lowell Lilly will officiate and burial will be in the Fox Cemetery near Sandstone. The body will remain in the funeral home.
Notes for Larkin Gunter:
The Beckley Post Herald, Oct 22, 1946
Larkin Gunter, 69 –year-old Mabscott resident, died Monday at his home following a paralytic stroke of about two weeks ago. Mr Gunter had been in declining health for several years. He was born at Lester November 3, 1977, the son of John and Mary Foster Gunter. In February 1901 he married Loddie Ferguson. For the past 26 years he had been a resident of Mabscott, after coming here from Mt. Tabor. Until becoming seriously ill, he was caretaker of the Mabscott elementary school. He was a life long member of the Baptist Church, first at Mt Tabor and then at the Mabscott Calvary Baptist Church, at Mabscott. He served for more than 30 years as Sunday School Superintendent. Mr. Gunter had been a member of IOOF Whitestick Lodge No. 311 for the past 25 years. The Survivors: In addition to his wife, he is survived by the following children: Paul and Herbert, both of Mabscott, Mrs Willa Godby, Eccles. One brother, William Gunter, Mabscott. One half-brother, O. J. Gunter, Lester. Three half sisters, Mrs. Sarah Toney, and Mrs Elvira Davis, both of Mt Tabor, and Mrs Carla McGhee, Elkton, MD. Also six grand-children and one great-grand-child. The body will be removed to that home at Mabscott from the Keyser funeral home today at 10 am where it will remain until the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church at Mabscott with Reverends James Neal and T R Cooper officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Tabor cemetery. Active pall bearers will be: W. K. Thompson, Lewis N. Gravely, Luther Fink, George Gadd, J. D. Stanley, Cecil Christian, Edgar Brammer, J. S. Daugherty, Bernie Walls, George Walker, Ennis Phipps. Members of IOOF Whitestick Lodge 311 will be honorary pall bearers.
Notes for Larry A. Gunter:
The Register-Herald, Sunday, August 14, 1988
Cleveland, Ohio. Larry Allen Gunter, 45, was found dead Tuesday in Cleveland, a Tioga County coroner said. The body will be returned to the Melton Mortuary at Beckley.
Notes for Lillie E. Gunter Wright:
Mrs. Lillie Ellen Wright, 86, died Tuesday Apr. 30, in a Beckley hospital following an illness. Born July 6, 1904, in Vesta, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Julia E. Hall Gunter. Mrs. Wright had lived most of her life in Summers County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Zion Primitive Baptist Church of Beckley. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Wright in 1961; a son Jennings Wright in 1939; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Bragg and two brothers, John L. and Edgar Gunter. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dovey Bennett of Jumping Branch, whom she resided with for the past six years and Mrs. Arnold Doris Stickler of Pineville; three sons, Robert L. Wright of Princeton, Richard L. Wright of Spotsylvania, Va., and Billy K. Wright of Durham, N.C., a brother, J. T. Gunter of Lockbridge and a sister Nannie Vandall of Hinton, 21 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Fr. May 2 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral parlors Chapel, Hinton with the Revs. Darrell Wood and Reno Richmond officiating. Burial followed in the Crews Cemetery, Nimitz. Friends served as pallbearers.
Notes for Lonnie O. Gunter, Sr.:
The Register-Herald, Feb. 27, 1989
Lonnie O. Gunter Sr. 93, of 404 Johnstown Road, Beckley, died Saturday, Feb. 25, (1989) in a Beckley hospital after a short illness. Born Nov. 18, 1895, at Standstone, he was the son of the late James Austin and Sarah Kirk Gunter. Mr. Gunter was the retired owner and operator of Gunter’s Electric Company at Beckley, which he founded in 1924, and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Beckley. He was preceded in death by his wife, W. Maude Hatcher Gunter, in 1977. Survivors include four sons, Lonnie O. Gunter, Jr. of Daniels, Nolan D., Ronald B and Michael L. Gunter, all of Beckley; three daughters, Ardis Lively of Montgomery, Jean Young of Beckley and Margaret Ann Comet of Phoenix, Ariz., a sister, Ethel Sandstone; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel at Beckley with the Rev. Greg Blevins officiating. Entombment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum at Beckley. Friends may call today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home at Beckley. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Notes for Lucy Frances Gunter Bragg.:
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Frances Bragg, 74, Hinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors with Elder Eugene Nicholas and the Rev. Earl Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Bragg Family Cemetery, Sandstone. Mrs. Bragg died Saturday in a Summers County Hospital after a long illness. Born in Patrick County, Va., July 15, 1900, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ellen Hall Gunter. She had lived most of her life in the Hinton area and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Peters, Clifton Forge, Va., and Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, Hinton; a brother Tom Gunter, Lockbridge; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Vandall, Sandstone, and Mrs. Ella Wright, Richmond, Va., six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Herbert Bragg, in January 1965. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Notes for Lundy T. Gunter:
Funeral services conducted by Elder Lowell Lilly were held at Sandstone this afternoon for Lundy T. Gunter, 43, who died yesterday morning at Pinecrest Sanitarium, Beckley. Mr. Gunter had been ill for seven months. He was a native of Summers county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Gunter, who survive. Other survivors are his widow, Jessie; three sons, Stanley, Steve and Garth Gunter, all at home; two brothers, Homer of Beckley, and Hobart Gunter of Sandstone; and a sister, Mrs. Daisey Cozart of Lockbridge. Burial was made in the Fox cemetery under the charge of the E. M. Meadows Funeral Home.
Notes for Margaret Ann Gunter Comet:
Mrs. Margaret Ann Comet, 79, of Madisonville, KY passed away at 12:40 P.M., Saturday, July 11, 2009 at NHC Healthcare in Madisonville, KY. She was born September 4, 1929 in Beckley, WV to the late Lonnie O. Gunter, Sr. and Maude Hatcher Gunter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Comet, one sister, and two brothers. Mrs. Comet was a retired school teacher from Boyd Co. School Systems in Kentucky and a member of the Faith Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church in Madisonville. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers association and an avid reader and seamstress. She is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Brian) Lange of Cheney, WA; and Nancy (Robert) Kelley of Madisonville; two brothers; one sister; and three grandchildren. Memorial Contributions may take the form of donation to the Madisonville Public Library . Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Notes for Mary Gunter Bailey :
ST. MARY’S, Ga. — Mary Elizabeth Gunter Bailey, 82, formerly of Hague St., Beckley, died in St. Mary’s, Ga., on February 19, 2011, where she resided for many years with her oldest son, Matthew and his wife Billie (Harper) Bailey. Mary was the oldest of four daughters and was born January 17, 1929 to the late Paul R. and Thelma Hedrick Gunter of Mabscott, W.Va. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Martin Bailey; infant son, Donald Paul Bailey; sister, Janice Adele Dickerson, and niece, Sara Kathryn Price-Burdette.Mary was the beloved mother of four sons, Matthew Martin Bailey (wife Billie) of St. Mary’s, Ga., Douglas Allen Bailey (fiancée Gail Alireza) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Donald Edward Bailey (Robin) of St. Petersburg, Fla., and David Paul Bailey (fiancée Karen McKee) of Beckley. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Amy Catherine Bailey Goldberg (husband Frank), Melissa Gail Bailey, Jennifer Renee Bailey, Kenneth Steven Bailey, Douglas Allen Bailey II and Daniel Gunter Bailey. Also two great-granddaughters, Alexandra Bailey Goldberg and Isabella Bailey-Hopkins. She was an adored sister to Lois Price (husband, Halbert Price II) of Beckley and Joyce Wickline of Chesapeake, Va. She left many nieces and nephews including Hal “Bert” D. Price III, Barbara Bailey and Melba Reed of Beckley.Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beckley. She loved music, playing the piano, and singing. She devoted her life to her family.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Melton Mortuary. Chaplain Janet McNeil will be officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour.Pallbearers are Danny and Larry Burdette, Todd Bailey, James Baker, Joel Sopher, Robert Hamilton, Halbert Price III and Kenneth Bailey. Singing will be provided by Morgan Williams.Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.
Notes for Mary A. Gunter Morgan :
PINEVILLE — Mary A. Gunter Morgan, 84, of Pineville, formerly of Brenton, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a long illness.She was born June 12, 1926, at Keyrock to the late Hobart and Ina Tilley Gunter.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 56 years, Clifford Morgan; maternal grandparents, Charles and Catherine Tilley; her paternal grandparents, Wilburn and Nancy Gunter; a sister, Lucille Gunter Stewart and her husband, Dennis; one brother, Sidney Gunter; brother-in-law, Ralph Cook; and sister-in-law, Nancy Gunter.Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker. She enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Briar Creek Tabernacle.Those left to cherish her memory include her brothers, Harry Gunter and his wife, Renva, of Abingdon, Va., James Gunter and his wife, Charlene, of Pineville and Thomas Gunter of Oceana; her sisters, Shirley True and her husband, Richard, of Sacramento, Calif. and Kitty Childress and her husband, Joseph, of Daniels; a sister-in-law, Rebecca Gunter of Clemmons, N.C.; her nephews, Ron Gunter of Abingdon, Va., Tim Gunter of Atlanta, Ga., Tommy Gunter of Strongsville, Ohio, Mark Gunter of Oceana, Brett Gunter of Summersville, Jay Childress of Beckley and Joey Childress of Dallas, Texas; her nieces, Dr. Cathy Cook Sepko of Grier, S.C., Beth Gunter Woods of Lexington, N.C., Angela Gunter Thomas of Pineville, Lora Gunter Daniels of Flat Top Lake, Dr. Erin True of Sacramento, Calif. and Summer Burris of Strongsville, Ohio; and many wonderful friends. A celebration of Mary’s life will be 1 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2011, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with Pastor Scott Cline officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family will receive friends from noon until time of service at the funeral home on Friday.In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV, 25802, in honor of the exceptional care she received while there.Online guest book may be signed at www.calfeefuneralervice.comCalfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the family.
Notes for Melvin Ray Gunter
Obituary; The Martinsville Bulletin Sept 4, 2001 Melvin Ray Gunter, 76, of 408 College St. Martinsville, died Sept. 01, 2001 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born Oct 18, 1924 in Patrick County , he was a son of Mary Virginia Howell Gunter and the late David Thomas Gunter. He also was preceded in death by a brother Gordon Gunter and a sisters Margaret Carter, Francis Bruni and Elizabeth Mahler. He retired from Pannill Knitting Company. with 30 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Hill Gunter, a son Melvin Ray Jr. Gunter of Martinsville., Two step-sons, one step-daughter and nine step-grandchildren. A fellowship time for the family and frieds will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home.Friends are being received at 408 College St. Martinsville. Va. Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Notes for Millard Jackson GunterEnterprise obit 28 03 1963, Millard Jackson Gunter, 84, of Stuart, a well known retired farmer, died Sunday at the Northern Surry hospital in Mt. Airy, Nc. following a long illness. He was born on July 31, 1878, the son of the Late Lafayette and Nancy Gunter. Surviving are three sons; Howard, and Wade Gunter both of Stuart and Junior Gunter of Ridgeway. two daughters; Mrs Virginia Bullins of Madison, Mrs H.A. Nowlin of Stuart; A brother Reid L. Gunter of Stuart, two sisters, Mrs Hester Heath of Stuart and Mrs. Mary R. Sheppard of Patrick Springs; 21 grandchildrenand 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the High Point Baptist Church in charge of Rev. Charles Hulin and Rev. Joe Shockley. Burial was in the Russell Creek Church Cemetery.
Notes for Minnie Ada Gunter Martin:
The Enterprise, March 31, 1971, pg 15
Mrs. Minnie Ada Gunter Martin, 92. of Route 1, Fieldale, died Saturday morning in the Blue Ridge Nursing home at Stuart. She was the daughter of the late Beverly and Elizabeth Gunter and the widow of Benny Martin. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rada Rakes of Stuart, Mrs. Lawrence Smith of Bassett, Mrs. Marvin Newman of Richmond and Mrs. Edd Whitlock of Route 1, Fieldale; and a son, Lee Martin of Ridgeway. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Old Center Primitive Baptist Church by Elder James Gardner and Elder Leonard Brammer. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Notes for Mona R. Gunter Saykally:
Mona R. Saykally, 59, Venice, died Feb. 4, 1994. She was born June 23, 1934 in Glen White, WV and came to Venice six months ago from Howell, Mich. She was a retired X-ray technician. She was an Air Force veteran and a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Derrell A.; a son, Derrell A., Jr of Flat Rock, Mich; four sisters, Thelma Plotkin and Beatrice Jacobson, both of Venice, Nyla Hinkle of Beckley, WV and June McGraw of Hinton, WV; and three brothers, Burton Gunter of Hurricane, WV, Glenn Gunter of Chatsworth, Calif., and Dale Gunter of Rochester, MI
Notes for Nancy Hamilton Gunter:
NANCY HAMILTON GUNTER (August 27, 1853-February 24, 1945) Buried at old homeplace, Patrick County, Virginia. Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Gunter, 91, were held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home in Stuart, Route 3, with Eld. Joel E. Marshall in charge and burial was made in the nearby family cemetery. Mrs. Gunter, who had resided in Patrick all her life, died at her home Saturday, following a brief illness. Surviving are three sons, Millard, David and Reid Gunter, all of R. F. D., Stuart; three daughters, Mrs. Hester Heath and Mrs Lillian Handay [probably Handy] of Stuart, and Mrs. Mary Rorrer of Patrick Springs; one half-brother, Earnest G. Gunter and one half-sister, Mrs. Minnie Martin of Bassett. Burial: Old homeplace cemetery, Stuart, Virginia; Elder Joel E. Marshall officiated at funeral. Epitaph: "She has gone to her home in heaven and all her afflictions are o'er"
Notes for Nannie Maybelle Gunter Vandall:
Nannie Maybelle Gunter Vandall, 79, died at 2 pm Sunday. Sept 1, 1991 in the home of her daughter, Jo Ann Burdette, at Sandstone, following a short illness. Born Sept. 26, 1911 at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Hall Gunter. Mrs. Vandall was a homemaker and a member of the Sandstone Baptist Church and lived most of her life at sandstone. She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Russell Vandall, Sr. in Nov. 1990; two sons, Thomas and Charles Vandall; three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Harvey Vandall, Jr. of Dearborn, Michigan, Delbert Vandall of Melvin Mich.; five daughters, Julia A. Ayers, Holly, Mich., Jo Ann Burdette and Mary Ayers both of Sandstone, Carol Ward of Hinton and Judy Hartwell of Richmond, Va.; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at the E. M. Meadows Funeral Home, Hinton with the Eddie Johnson and George x officiating. Burial followed at the Fink Cemetery near Sandstone. Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Notes for Nolan D. Gunter:
Nolan D. Gunter, 82, of Beckley, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at United Transitional Center in Clarksburg. Born in Beckley on Jan. 24, 1922, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Willie Maude Hatcher Gunter. Mr. Gunter was the co-owner and general manager of Gunter's Electric with over 50 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Beckley for 52 years, where he had served as deacon and as a choir member. He had served with the Gideons for over 50 years and was a member of the Beckley Choraliers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte L. Gunter; and a sister, Ardis Lively. Surviving are his children, Nolan Gunter Jr. and wife, Charlotte Anne, of Lost Creek, David J. Gunter and wife, Jean Marie, of Atlanta, Ga., and Sarah Elizabeth Blevins and husband, the Rev. Gregory Dale Blevins, of Clarksburg; three brothers, Lonnie O. Gunter Jr. and wife, Norma, of Daniels, Ronald Gunter and wife, Betty, of Beckley and Michael Gunter and wife, Joy, of Beckley; two sisters, Margaret Ann Comet of Madisonville, Ky., and Jean Young of Beckley; and four grandchildren, John Gregory Blevins, Susan Michelle Blevins, Jonathan David Gunter and Christina Lynn Gunter.Private committal service will be today at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley, with the Rev. Gregory D. Blevins officiating. Entombment will follow.There will be no visitation. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at RandQ@citynet.net. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley
Notes for Norris Gunter:
SANDSTONE - Norris "Steve" Gunter, 70, of Lockbridge Road, went to be with our Lord and Savior Saturday, July 3, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 27, 1933, at Sandstone he was the son of the late Lundy and Jessie Roark Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a loyal member of the Lilly Valley Missionary Baptist at Rainelle. He was a retired electrical worker, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Electrical Workers Union, Trappers Association, the NRA and was an avid outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Michael Ward. Survivors include his loving wife, Clistie Fleshman Gunter; two daughters, Caroline Smith of Odessa, Del., and Linda Camponelli of Middletown, Del.; two brothers, Stanley Gunter of Backus and Garth Gunter of Meadow Bridge; eight stepsons, Jackie Ward of Sandstone, Scott Ward of Hudson, N.Y., Darrol Fleshman of King, N.C., Charlie Fleshman of Rainelle, Kenneth Fleshman of Lewis, Kerry Fleshman of Rainelle, and Doug Fleshman of Rupert; four stepdaughters, Becky Sovie of Rainelle, Kim Campbell of Palm Bay, Fla., Barbara Walker of Rainelle, and Karen McAlexander of Tobaccoville, N.C.; five grandchildren; 28 stepgrandchildren, and 30 stepgreat-grandchildren also survive. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton with Pastor Don Bean officiating. Burial will follow in the Fox Cemetery, Sandstone. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Stepsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Notes for Oliver J. Gunter:
Oliver Jackson Gunter, 78, of 230 Circleview Dr., Beckley, died Friday at 3:30 am in a local hospital after a long illness. Born June 10, 1904 at Mt Tabor, he was a son of the late John Ruhuma Deweese Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a retired coal miner working last at the Eccles coal mines, a life-long resident of Raleigh County, attended the Harper Heights, Baptist Church and a member of United Mine Workers Local Union 5770 at Eccles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Sanders Gunter in 1978. Survivors include four sons, Burton Gunter of Hurricane, Glen Gunter of Chatsworth, Calif., Dale Gunter of Cleveland, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Thelma) Plotkin of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. J. E. (Nyla Jean) Hinkle of Beckley, Mrs. Leo (Beatrice) Jacobson of Venice, Fla.; Mrs. Darrell (Mona) Saykally of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. W. R. (June) McGraw of Hinton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be Sunday at 11 am at the Melton Mortuary chapel in Beckley with the Rev. R.D. Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Notes for Patricia Gunter:
Funeral services for Patricia Gunter, two and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gunter of 209 South Heber Street, died at 5:30 pm Wednesday at Mountain State Hospital in Charleston of injuries sustained when she was struck by a truck. Funeral will be conducted at 2 pm today at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. W.B. Peck and Rev. O.P. Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Calfee Cemetery. Survivors include the parents, one brother, Gary, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. J.G. Hatcher of Beckley; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gunter of Daniels. Active pallbearers will be Kendall Rice, Buddy Cook, Raymond Price, Edsel Brammer, Holroyd Meador, Paul Elliott and Calvin Gunter.
Notes for Paul Revere Gunter:
Former Mabscott Mayor dies at 83. Paul Revere Gunter, 83, a former mayor and city councilman of Mabscott, residing at 305 Chestnut St., Mabscott, died Sunday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. in a Beckley hospital, following a short illness. Born Nov. 19, 1906, at Mt. Tabor, he was the son of the late Larkin and Lodie Ferguson Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County and had spent his childhood at Mt. Tabor, moving to Mabscott in 1920. He was an active member of the First Christian Church on Court house Square in Beckley, where he was past chairman of the Official Board, an elder of the church and past president of the Men’s Bible Class. Mr. Gunter was a Past Noble Grand of the Whitestick Lodge No. 311 Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, where he was a 65- year member and was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge No. 206 of Mabscott. He was former mayor of Mabscott for four years and city councilman for nine years, was a charter member of the Raleigh County Historical Society and Methodist Child Care Center in Beckley. He entered the U.S. Army at the age of 37 during WWII, where he served as a military policeman. Mr. Gunter was a life member and past Post Commander of the American Legion Post No. 32, was an active member of Chapter 18 Disabled American Veterans and for many years he was a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Beckley, where he served on the Advisory Committee and was also a volunteer at Pinecrest Hospital where he took a deep interest in the veterans of that facility. Mr. Gunter was retired from Westmoreland Coal Company, formerly worked for the Raleigh- Cocoa Cola Company and last worked as the heating plant engineer at the Pinecrest Hospital. At a luncheon held in November of 1989, Mr. Gunter received the Military Medal of Honor from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. His paternal grandfather was Corporal John William Gunter, a veteran of the Civil War. Mr. Gunter was the last survivor of his immediate family, being preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Clayton and Larry Wriston Gunter; a sister, Willa Gunter Godby and on April 9, 1985 he was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Janice Gunter Dickerson. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Thelma Hedrick Gunter; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Bailey and Mrs. Hal (Lois) Price II, both of Beckley and Mrs. Gene (Joyce) Wickline of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren, Matthew Martin, Douglas Allen, David Paul and Donald Edward Bailey, Halbert Dabney Price III, John Allen and Mark Anthony Wickline and Sara Kathryn Price; six great-grandchildren, Amy Catherine, Melissa Gail, Jennifer Dee and Kenneth Steven Bailey and Rachel Louise and DerekBburton Price; one niece and several cousins. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel in Beckley with the Rev. Russell Smith Jr. and Dr. Ted Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park at Beckley with military graveside rites. Friends may call today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary chapel in Beckley. Any donations of sympathy may be made to the Youth Museum of West Virginia or the American Red Cross. Pallbearers will be Mayor Wayne Houck, Robert Malcom, John Rogar, Eugene Hancock, Lloyd Humphrey, Tom Prince, Glen Daniel, Sherman Workman, Everette Fleshman and Homer Redden. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men’s Bible Class of the First Christian Church and the I.O.O.F. Whitestick Lodge No. 311 of Mabscott.
Notes for Ralph Earnest Gunter:
Mr. Ralph E. “Ernie” Gunter, age 66, of Martinsville died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born June 1, 1943 in Radford, Virginia to Earnest L. Gunter and Hazel Washburn Gunter, both deceased.Mr. Gunter was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church and had served in the United States Air Force. He worked for Drake Extrusion in the Mechanics Department and was retired from DuPont. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmie Gunter.He is survived by his wife, Ann Lopez Gunter of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Maria and James Ayers of Martinsville and Karen Arenas of the home; son, Matthew Ernest Gunter of the home; sister, Rhonda Cook of Martinsville; grandchildren, Hannah Kassebaum, Sara Seay and Amy Lawson and a special pet, Emmie.A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Pastor Eldon Morgan officiating.Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church, c/o the Window Restoration Fund, 5232 Preston Road, Martinsville, Virginia.Arrangements are being handled by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett.Online condolences may be made by going to www.collinsmckeestone.com
Notes for Reid Lafayette Gunter:
The Enterprises August 17, 1977
Reid Lafayette Gunter died Sunday in Roanoke Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. Funeral services were held at Moody Funeral Home Tuesday, 2 p.m. and internment was in the Patrick Memorial Gardens. During 27 years on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, Gunter served as eight years as chairman. He ran for the first of his seven terms in 1939. "I was in Stuart one day in front of the Patrick County Bank," Gunter recalled during an interview in his home on Rt. 3, Stuart, which has been in the Gunter family for more than 150 years. Frank Burton and I were talking, and Abe Turner came along. "Frank introduced me as the next supervisor from the Peter’s Creek District. I hadn’t even thought about it," Gunter said, "bu a petition was being circulated." The petition was signed by "probably 200 people," he added. Although Gunter pleaded "I’m awfully busy" when he was being urged to run for Supervisor, he missed only two meetings. "I was in the hospital during one meeting, and the other one was a call meeting that I forgot," he said. His board terms were served with Tom Rorrer, Smith River, Merritt Puckett, Dan River, Tom Boaz, Mayo, and W.A. Cockram, Blue Ridge, all of whom are deceased. During his board terms, Gunter also served for 12 years on the Welfare Board and "three or four" years on the Finance board. Gunter recalled the war years during the interview. "We had no road money," he said. "We had $48,000, and we put it all on maintenance, because gas was rationed. People would come and ask for roads. We had to tell them that if they could rough out a road, the county would take it over," he added, and he expressed pride that 32 roads were added to the county system during his terms. Gunter was born to the late J.L. and Nancy Hamilton Gunter. He attended Central Academy for two years, and his father wanted to finish."We were boarding a teacher here, and I didn’t want to go," he recalled. In 1916, Gunter married Mae Martin, a school teacher, and they had three sons – Ralph, Bernard and Charles, by whom he and Mrs. Gunter are survived. They also had a daughter, Mildred, (Mrs. Curvie Smith), who is deceased. Mrs. Gunter was a correspondent for The Enterprise for 55 years. Gunter worked in a store on Rt. 3 for J.T. King 1915-16. After his marriage, he returned to the family farm on Rt. 661. Although he could not remember budget figures during his board terms, he did recall the County’s share of the liquor tax ran up to $75,000 one year." After the war (WWII), it dropped to about $40,000," he said. When he "went on the board," he said, "58, 8, and 103 were the only paved roads in the County." The Supervivors elected Gunter chairman in 1948. He was elected chairman again in 1960, and he held the gavel until his last term ended in 1967. Gunter placed the "addition to the north side of the courthouse" at the head of his list of accomplishments during his board term. He also included sandblasting the court house, funds for the high school, and the building of Patrick Central School. "Roads and schools were expensive problems," Gunter recalled. The most citizen complaints he remembered centered on tax increases, roads, schools, and school boards. "It was a lot of fun and a lot of problems," he summed up his years as a Supervisor.
Notes for Ronald B. Gunter :
Ronald B. Gunter, 78, of Dry Hill Road, Beckley departed from this life Sunday April 30, 2006, at Heartland of Beckley following a long illness with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Beckley. He was a 1946 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He was the owner of Gunter Electric Company in Beckley, R.B. Gunter Machinery and Gunter Holdings. He was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church at Jumping Branch. He was a former member of the Dry Hill Kiwanis Club, the Beckley Historical Society, the Beckley Gun Club, Beckley Ski Club and Leisure Lanes Bowling League. His special hobby was farming at his Streeter & Sandstone farms, starting at an early age with his father. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie O. & Maude Gunter. Also preceded by one sister and brother-in-law, Ardis and Homer Lively, and one brother and sister-in-law, Nolan and Charlotte Gunter. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Allenbaugh Gunter; two sons, Ronald K. Gunter and wife, Judy, of Beckley, and Daniel K. Gunter and wife, Carolyn, of Maple Fork; granddaughter, Valerie Goodson and husband, Gregory, of Daniels and a grandson, Keith Gunter and wife, Amber, of Princewick; two great-grandchildren, Faith and Luke Gunter of Princewick; two brothers, Lonnie Gunter Jr. and wife, Norma, of Shady Spring, Michael Gunter and wife, Joy, of Beckley; two sisters, Jean Young of Beckley and Ann Comet of Madisonville, Ky.; two brothers-in-law, Robert Allenbaugh and wife, Lucy, of Birmingham, AL and Russell Allenbaugh of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Anna Fisher and husband, John, of Pensacola, Fla. Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton will officiate cremation and a private memorial service will he held at his home, conducted by the Rev. William Fox. Interment will be in the Gunter Cemetery at Sandstone at a later date. Memorial contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association for their research programs. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Notes for Rose Anna Gunter Turman:
Mrs. Rose Anna Turman, 68, died near Lockbridge. She had been ill for about a year and had been bedfast for the past five weeks. Her husband, George Turman, preceeded her in death in 1939. There are no surviving children. Other survivors include three brothers, J.A. and J.C. Gunter of Sandstone, and G.B. Gunter of Henry, VA; and four sisters, Mrs. Cora Joyce, Mrs. Josie Thompson and Mrs. Lillie Williams, all of Stuart, VA and Mrs. Alice Crews, Meadows of Dan, Va. The body is scheduled to be taken to the home of Emmett Turman, near Sandstone, at 4 p.m. today from the E.M. Meadows Funeral home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home of Emmett Turman. Burial will follow in the Gunter Family Cemetery. Rev. Emory Cadle and Rev. Kenneth Cadle of Craigsville in Nicholas County will be in charge.
Notes for Sidney V. Gunter:
GUNTER CLEMMONS - Sidney V. Gunter, 81, passed away quietly with his family beside him at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem on Friday, April 3, 2009. Mr. Gunter was born October 30, 1927 in Pineville, West Virginia. He was the son of Hobart and Ina Gunter. He was proud of his West Virginia heritage. Many of his fondest memories were as a youth in the West Virginia hills. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest sister Lucille Stewart all formerly of Pineville, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rebecca Gunter. She was the love of his life. One daughter, Elizabeth Gunter-Woods, and her husband, Duane Woods of Lexington, NC. His beautiful granddaughter, Sydney Elizabeth Woods who he loved and cherished. His brothers, Harry Gunter and wife, Renva of Abingdon, VA; James Gunter and his wife, Charlene of Pineville, WV; Tom Gunter of Oceana, WV; sisters, Mary Morgon of Pineville, WV; Kitty Childress and husband, Joe of Glade Springs, WV; and Shirley True and her husband, Richard of Sacramento, CA. The family of Mr. Gunter would like to thank the following people - their neighbors in Clemmons for their friendship, many acts of kindness, and invaluable assistance during his illness; Kimmel and Patty Parker of Claypool Hill, VA for a lifetime of friendship; Dr. Antonius Miller and his staff at Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Despite a grave prognosis, their dedication to combating lung cancer allowed my father to devote seven years of love and affection to his beloved granddaughter. Finally, a heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House for the comfort they provided my father in his final days. Funeral service on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service time. Interment will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. On line condolences may be made to www.mem.com.
Notes for Stafford Carroll Gunter:
JournalNow, Winston-Salem, NC-August 5, 2000 ROCKY MOUNT, Va. -- Mr. Stafford Carroll Gunter, 67, died Friday morning at his home. Mr. Gunter served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was born in Patrick County to the late Richard and Lelia Collins Gunter. Surviving are his wife, Emily K. Gunter of the home; a daughter, Vicki Graham of Woodstock, Ga.; a son, Kevin Gunter of Rocky Mount; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Anna) Nichols of Ridgeway, Va., and Mrs. Frank (Shirley) Custer and Mrs. Talmadge (Eloise) Wade , both of Martinsville, Va.; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Winfred and Elanor Gunter of Winston-Salem, Gary and Thelma Gunter of Stuart, Va. , and Milton and Betty Gunter of Danbury. Funeral services for Mr. Gunter will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with the Rev. Bernard Handy officiating. Interment will be in the High Point Baptist Church Cemetery with full military rites by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of Gary and Thelma Gunter, Shingle Shop Road, Stuart, Va. Memorials may be made to the High Point Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 641 S. Mayo Drive, Stuart, VA 24171
Notes for Susan Gunter Cruise:
Susan G. Cruise age 89 of Princeton, WV formerly of North Tazewell, VA passed away Monday, April 26, 2004 at her home. Bom January 10, 1915 in Meadows of Dan, VA she was a daughter of the late John W. and Virginia Harris Gunter. She was employed at Jeffersonville Hospital in Tazewell, VA as a nurse's aide for over twenty-five years. She was a member of the Princeton Primitive Baptist Church in Princeton, WV and the Bams-Beavers VFW Post #7136 Ladies Auxiliary of Tazewell, VA. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Early C. Cruise; one infant son; one grandchild; one great grandchild; six sisters; five brothers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family in her generation. Survivors include one son, Elvin Cruise (Sgt. Maj., Ret.) and wife Sue of Elk River, MN; two daughters, Kathrine Talley of Princeton, WV with whom she made her home, and Carolyn Thompson of North Tazewell, VA; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA with Elders Vernon Wood and Keith Mills and Rev. Greg Kinzer officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, April 27, 2004 from 6-9 P.M.
Notes for Thomas Jefferson Gunter:T. J. Gunter Died at his home near Gaines, south east of Clinton, at 4:30 a.m. Monday, August 25, 1941, after an illness of three months due to the physical complications brought on by his many years. Thomas Jefferson Gunter was born in Taylorsville, Va. June 06, 1855 and came to Henry County as a young man of 18 to make his home. December 16, 1888, Mr. Gunter and Miss Mary Katherine Joyce were united in marriage and six children were born to this union, one son dying as an infant. Mr. Gunter possessed a thrifty, pioneer spirit and was as able a carpenter and builder as he was a farmer. The uprightness of his sturdy, irreproachable character built self respect and esteem among his friends and neighbors and won him the warm love of his family. He was a great reader, often spending most of the night with his books and had largely educated himself thus when his affliction of blindness came he was committed to many discouraging hours. Mr. Gunter often professed his belief in the Bible and preferred the Presbyterian denomination. He also had served as clerk of the Surprise School Board 30 years. Mr. And Mrs. Gunter lived at Ash Grove about five years after their marriage then returned to Henry County to the farm of 65 acres which he improved, erecting the buildings, fences, etc. that made it a profitable place and was his home until his death. Mr. Gunter is survived by his beloved wife, daughter, Maude, of the home, Mrs. Milton Duvall and Mrs. Ira Denney, living on nearby farms, and sons, Ray J. and Roy also living near Gaines; six grandchildren, Vivian and Lucille Duvall, Marion, Monroe and Joyce Gunter and Francine Denney. Funeral services were conducted at Wilkerson Funeral Home by Rev. A. S. Olsen Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at Englewood.Paul Olsen sang The Old Rugged Cross and In The Garden. Pallbearers were Lem, John, Letcher, and Elmer Smith, Willie and Ernest King.Buried Aug. 19, 1941 Blk:014.5 Lot 1599.5 Gr.:04, Englewood Cem. Clinton, Mo.
Notes for Turner Walter Gunter:
The Enterprise, May 11, 1961
Turner Walter Gunter, 49, of Route 5, Stuart, a retired farmer, died Saturday at the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. following a serious illness of two days. He had suffered from a heart condition for some time. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Goard Gunter; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Hazelwood of Route 5, Stuart; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Mitchell of Patrick Springs, Mrs. John Aaron of Winston-Salem, and Mrs. John Hudson of Martinsville; two brothers, Percy Gunter of Martinsville and Wayne Gunter of Spencer. Funeral Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in charge of Elder Bennie Clinton. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home.
Notes for Wade Hampton Gunter:
The Enterprise Oct 4, 1978
Wade Hampton Gunter, 72, of Rt. 5, Stuart, died Saturday at Patrick Memorial Hospital, Stuart. A retired farmer, he was a Patrick County native and the son of the late Millard Gunter and Lillie Handy Gunter. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Evelyn S. Gunter; three sons, Edward and Donnie of Stuart, and Leon of Danville; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Nowlin of Stuart; a brother, M.F. Gunter of Ridgeway, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel, Monday at 2 p.m. Burial followed in Minnie’s Chapel cemetery, Rt. 5, Stuart.
Notes for Wavie Gunter Jefferson:
PENHOOK, Va. - Wavie Gunter Jefferson, age 87, of 2285 Friendly Drive, Penhook, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at the residence. Born September 21, 1914, in Patrick County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Gunter and Tiny Smith Gunter. Jefferson was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Sanford Jefferson; two daughters, Shelby Jefferson Rakes and Mamie Jefferson Coffman; a brother, Andrew Gunter. She was a member of Penhook United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 141, Rocky Mount. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Joyce Jefferson of Penhook; a foster son, Gerald Thompson of Richmond; two sons-in-law, Chester Rakes of Rocky Mount and Bill Coffman of Salem; a cousin, Martha Glidewell; grandchildren, Rhonda Rakes, Kerry and Connie Jefferson, Steven Coffman, Susan and Randy Glidewell and Joshua Jefferson; a great-grandchild, Travis Holland. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Penhook United Methodist Church by the Rev. Judith Short and Rev. J.D. Hunt III. Burial will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times at the residence. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 1035 Franklin Street, Suite 204, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna, is in charge of arrangements.
Notes for Wayne R. Gunter:
Wayne R. Gunter, 88, of Maxey Drive, Spencer, and formerly of the Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at RJR Patrick Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1914, to the late Walter A. and Mattie Coleman Gunter. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Lawson; four brothers and four sisters. He was retired from American Furniture and was a member of Meadow United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Gladys Ashworth Gunter of the home; a daughter, Frances Moss of Spencer; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Pastor Mike Hundley and Rev. Leroy Ashworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Gunter family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 P.M. today at the funeral home. Marinsville Bulletin 2 June 2003
Notes for William Edgar Gunter:
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at two o’clock at the E.M. Meadows Funeral Home on Park Avenue for William Edgar Gunter, 56, who died early Saturday afternoon at his home at Maplewood. The Rev. John Kinder and Rev. Eugene Nichols Officiated and burial was made in the Gunter cemetery near Sandstone. Born in Patrick County, Virginia he came to West Virginia five months ago to work for the Kirby Lumber Company at Maplewood. He had not previously been ill. He was a member of the Mountain View Methodist church at Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Gunter of Maplewood; three sisters, Mrs. H.S. Bragg of Hinton, Mrs. J. R. Wright, jumping Branch and Mrs. W. R. Vandall of Sandstone; a brother J. T Gunter of Thayer; five daughters, Mrs. Jim Rakes, Mrs. Carl Pack, and Miss Bernice Gunter of Vesta Va.; Mrs. Perry Simmons, Red Ash, Virginia, Mrs. Douglas Myers, Danville, Va.; three sons, James Gunter, Baltimore and Joseph and Eddie Gunter, and 13 grandchildren.
Notes for William Vergil Gunter, Sr:
W.V.Gunter’s Final Rites Set. Final rites for W. Vergil Gunter, 68, of Crab Orchard, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Crab Orchard Baptist Church with the Rev. Shirley Donnelly officiating. Burial will follow in the blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Gunter died in a Charleston hospital today at 7 a.m. following a short illness. Born March 27, 1901, in Vesta, Va., he was a son of the late John and Virginia Harris Gunter. A retired mine foreman, Gunter was a deacon of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church where he was serving his third term. He was chosen Soil Conservationist for the year 1969. Gunter and his wife, Mrs. Carrie Clay Gunter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary while he was in the hospital.Additional survivors include a son, William V. Jr., Portsmouth, Va., four daughters, Mrs. James (Ferne) Edmonds, Halifax, Va., Mrs. Robert (Zelma) Easley, Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Archie (Genevieve) Reed, Barbousville, and Mrs. William R. (Geraldine) Sigmund, Beckley; three brothers, Tyler, Cool Ridge, Webster, Roanoke, and Bill, Layland; five sisters, Mrs. Hattie Epperson, Pfaff Town, NC, Mrs Violet Edwards, Meadows of Dan, Va., Mrs Susie Crews, North Tazewell, Va., Mrs. Rosie Handy, Radford, Va., and Mrs. Bertie Recs, Pearisburg, Va., and eight grandchildren. The body is at the Williams Funeral Home in MacArthur where friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday and will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Pallbearers will be O.B. Harris, Kennith Manning, Ray Sigmund, Dr. lewis Fox, Charley Cassity, T.T. Smith, John Davis, and John Logan Smith.
Notes for William Vergil Gunter, Jr:
Portsmouth, Va.- William Virgel Gunter Jr., 74, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1995, in a Portsmouth hospital, following a short illness. Born in Beckley, he was the son of the late W.V. and Carrie Gunter in Crab Orchard.Mr. Gunter retired as a foreman with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1974, with 34 years of service. He was also retired as a purchasing agent with Citizens Trust Vank Portsmouth. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Beckley College and was active in the Cab Orchard Baptist Church. Mr. Gunter came to Portsmouth in 1940, after a Tour of Duty with the U.S. Navy serving aboard the USS Piedmont, he returned to Portsmouth in 194x where he continued working at the shipyard until his retirement. He attended Westhaven Church of God in Portsmouth and was a member of the Churchland Masonic Lodge No. 276 and the Portsmouth Scottish Rites Bodies. Mr. Gunter was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of Camp PD Hunt Club in Comex N.C. and the Holland Hunt Club. After retirement he had his own shop in his home, where his hobby was woodworking. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Gunter; a daughter, Linda D. Word and her husband, J. David of Chesapeake; a son, V. Wayne Gunter and his wife, Vivien M of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four sisters, V. Ferne Edmonds of Halifax, Va., Zelma J. Easley of Roanoke, Va., Genevieve I. Reed of Barboursville and Genevieve I. Reed of Barboursville and Geraldine "Gerry" Sigmund of Beckley; three grandchildren. Kelley D. Word of Chesapeake and Casey W. and Gregory W. Gunter both of Winston-Salem and several nieces and nephews. Services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel. Burial followed in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, where Masonic rites were held. Friends called from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.Friday, Aug. 18, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth, Va.
Notes for Zelma Gunter Easley:
The Register Herald
Zelma Gunter Easley died at Roanoke Memorial Carillon Hospital, Roanoke, Va., on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, due to congestive heart failure.Born Jan. 30, 1926, at Stotesbury, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Gunter of Glen View, Crab Orchard. She was preceded in death by a brother, W.V. Gunter Jr., in 1995. Mrs. Easley was a graduate of WWHS and Beckley College. She was employed at Beckley National Bank before moving to Roanoke, where she was employed by Nations Bank as head teller until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of Greenridge Presbyterian Church serving on many committees and named Church Mother of the Year for 1999.Her hobby was planting flowers with her husband, Bob. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception at Greenridge Presbyterian Church on Aug. 26, 2000. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Robert M. Easley; a daughter, Cynthia Teague, one granddaughter, Kirsten Teague of Waynesboro; three sisters, Ferne Edmonds and her husband, James, of Halifax, Va., Geneviene Reed and her husband, Archie, of Barboursville, and Geraldine (Gerry) Sigmund of Beckley; nieces, Kathy Edmonds, Linda Word, Kimberly Krantz, and Rebecca Sigmund; nephews, Wayne Gunter, Eddie Reed, Bill Sigmund II, MD, and a dear friend, Mrs. Elmer Hylton (Lois), and many other friends who helped her in so many ways. She will be missed by all who loved her. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at the Greenridge Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, with the Rev. Harry Christie officiating. The placing of the urn will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the Zelma Easley Memorial Fund, c/o Greenridge Presbyterian Church, 7640 Alpine Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24019, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, Roanoke, Va.
Notes for Alvah Ray Gunther:
Funeral services will be held for Alvah Ray Gunther, 59, of 119 Mercer St., at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Beckley First Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth L. Swank officiating. He died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Richmond Va. hospital following a short illness. Born Dec. 25, 1911 in Eccles, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Rhoda M. Toney Gunther. A lifelong resident of Raleigh County, he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Navy and served as a custodian of the Beckley First Baptist Church, where he was a member. Gunther was also a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows. He was married to the former Lottie Gravely on December 25, 1932 who survives him.
Notes for Alvah Ray Gunther Jr.:
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. --Alvah Ray Gunther Jr., 69, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2005. He was born March 8, 1936, at Mabscott, the son of the late Alvah Ray Gunther Sr. and Lottie Hester Gravely Gunther. Mr. Gunther proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from CECO Building Systems after 18 years. He loved sports, including NASCAR racing, and the beach. Mr. Gunther was a strong family man who loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Copeland. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth May Johnston Gunther of the home; a daughter, Christina L. Edwards of Rocky Mount; four sons, Gene R. Gunther and wife, Alice, of Sanford, Fla., Donald D. Gunther and wife, Susie, of Roper, N.C., Michael D. Gunther and wife, Christine, of Southbridge, Mass., and Gary W. Gunther and wife, Brenda, of Fredericksburg, Va.; three brothers, Rudy Gunther and wife, Janie, and Richard Gunther and wife, Midge, both of Beckley, and Randall Gunther and wife, Virginia, of Anchorage, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. today at the Englewood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 South Boylan Ave., Suite 221, Raleigh, N.C. 27603, or to Englewood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 7128, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowling Funeral Home and Crematory, 661 English Rd., Rocky Mount, N.C.
Notes for Caroline Gunther Sturgill:
Caroline Gunther Sturgill, of the Mount Tabor area of Beckley, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Macie Mae Gunther. Mrs. Sturgill was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a lifelong resident of the Beckley area. She was a former employee of G.C. Murphy Co. and BJW Printers, and retired from the Raleigh County Board of Education with 19 1/2 years of service as a cook and teacher's aide. She was an active member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church and in her leisure time enjoyed southern gospel music. A son, Timothy B. Sturgill, a brother, Emory Clyde Gunther, and a sister, Arlene Gunther DeHart, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Buster Richard "Buddy" Sturgill; a daughter, Tammy Sturgill Landy and husband, Nathan, of Beckley; a brother, Grover Aliff Gunther of Beaver; an aunt, Shirley Pettry of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews.Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Revs. Jack Tankersley and David Trump officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Tabor Church Cemetery, Beckley.Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.Pallbearers will be C.E. Huffman, Shane Huffman, Henry Pettry, Bob Watson, Bill Tilley and James Staton.The family may be contacted at the home of Tammy and Nathan Landy, 115 Albany Lane, Peaceful Valley Estates.Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Notes for Colonel Gunther:
Final rites for Colonel Harry Gunther,54, of Mount Tabor, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert L. Ostrander officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Tabor Cemetery. He died at his home at 10:10 p.m. Monday after suffering a heart attack. Born May 30, 1908, at Mount Tabor, he was a son of the late John Henry and Rachel Jane Peters Gunther. He had been a salesman for Beckley Ice and feed Company for 16 years and for Price Brothers for 6 years. A member of the Mount Tabor Baptist Church, he served as janitor there. He was a member of the National Guard for two years. Survivors include his wife, mrs. Bessie Mae Mitchell Gunther; three sons, Charles, stationed with the Army at Fort Benning, Ga., Robert of Mount Tabor, and Johnny of Crab Orchard; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Gravely of Beckley; two brothers, Emory of Crab Orchard, and Robert of Scottsdale, Ariz.; thee sisters, Mrs. Dora Crites of Mabscott, and Mrs. Macie Gunther and Mrs. Shirley Pettry, both of Mount Tabor; and six grandchildren. The body will be taken from the Webb and Neal Funeral Home to the church at the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Cicil Christian, Orville Williams, Clay Price, Al Price, Paul Gunther, Forest Boyd, Paris Bowman and Jack Cook.
Notes for Clarence Gunther, Jr.:
Funeral services for Marine Cpl. Clarence Gunther Jr., 19, of 1404 South Kanawha St. will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church with the Rev. Walter H. Griswold and the Rev. Lloyd Newlin in charge. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Webb and Neal Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today. He was killed Sept. 1 in Vietnam. A member of the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, he was a member of the First Christian Church. Born in Beckley Feb. 20, 1948 he was the son of Clarence Gunther of Detroit Mich., and Mrs. Wanda Brown of 1404 South Kanawha St. Other survivors include a brother, Terry, at home; maternal grandparents Mrs. and Mrs. Earl Lilly and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Spangler, Beckley.
Notes for Janet Gay Gunther Gravely:
Janet Gay Gravely, age 67, of Beckley, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born August 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Colonel and Bessie Mitchell Gunther.Janet was a member of the Calloway Heights Baptist Church for many years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and friends. She loved her animals and gardening. “We will see you in Heaven one day!” In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Gunther.Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Charles W. Gravely of Beckley; three sons, Chuck Gravely and wife Pam of Beckley, Eddie Gravely and wife Larah of Cool Ridge, and Gary Gravely and wife Christie of Roanoke, Va.; six grandchildren, Brandon, Corey, Billie, Courtney, Garrison, and Gabby; two brothers, Charles Gunther and wife Lena, and Bobby Gunther; and many other loving family members and friends.Services will be held Sunday, March 15, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Jeff Canterbury and Pastor Bill Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may gather with the family from 12 noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.
Notes for Jesse Ward Gunther:
The Register Herald
Jesse Ward Gunther, 60, of Reservoir Road, Beckley, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at his home following a short illness. Born Feb. 21, 1943, at Edwight, he was the son of Donnie Belle Stover Gunther Musick of Beckley and the late Robert Lee Gunther. Mr. Gunther had been a resident of Beckley since the age of 6, living the past 10 years on Reservoir Road, and he was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. For many years, he was the manager of the Exxon service station on the West Virginia Turnpike, and he later worked for Warren's Wrecker Service on Eisenhower Drive. He was of the Christian faith. He had an avid interest in baseball and basketball after his son, Patrick, came to the age of playing sports. He coached AAU and YBOA teams and two years in a row his teams went to the national tournament. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and he will be remembered as a good neighbor. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Jackson Gunther; and stepfather, Ellis Musick. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Meyers Gunther; sons, Patrick Gunther, a sophomore at West Virginia University, Shane Radcliff of Huntington and Keith Gunther and Brian Gunther, both of Beckley; a grandson, B.J. Gunther; and his nephews and nieces, Jack Gunther, Barbara Allen, Petra Coleman, Karen Cahall and Jane Gunther. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Delmas E. Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Joshua Robertson, Terry Robertson, Tommy Garten, Sonny Brammer, Mike Ross and Sam Rahal with honorary pallbearers Tom Harman and James "Sam" Shannon. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Notes for John H. Gunther:
John H. "Johnny" Gunther, 61, of 222 Glenn Ave., Beckley, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 29, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 21, 1937, at Mabscott, he was the son of the late Colonel Harry and Bessie Mitchell Gunther. Mr Gunther waspresently the owner and operator of Gunther’s Bookkeeping and Tax Service on North Oakwood Avenue, Beckley. Mr. Gunther was formerly employed by the Carolina Supermarkets for 1955-1968, and was the former owner and operator of Gunther’s Supermarkets in Beckley from 1969-1987. He was a 1955 graduate of the Mount Tabor Christian and had been a Beckley resident for the past 30 years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Gunther. Survivors include his wife of nearly 41 years, Hazel Wray Gunther; five children, twin Elaine Lilly and her husband Leon, of Cool Ridge and Sr. Master Sargent, John Dwayne Gunther and his wife Staff Sargent Maria, stationed at the Aviano Air Base, Italy, Mark Gunther and his wife, Lisa, of Beckley, Tonya Frame and her husband, Randall, of Maple Fork and Lydia Keeton and her husband, Tommy of Beckley; two brothers, Charles H. Gunther and his wife, Lena, of McArthur and Robert "Bob" Gunther of Mount Tabor; one sister, Janet Gravely and husband, Charles, of Beckley; two aunts, Louise Gravely of Beckley and Shirley Pettry of Mount Tabor; 11 grandchildren, Misty and Miranda Lilly, D.J. Gunther, Adrionna and Gloria Gunther, Phillip Jonathan and Rachel Gunther, Kyla, Christy and Sarah Keeton. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Beckley Church of God 2213 S. Kanawha St., Beckley with the Rev. F.D. Sexton officiating and eulogy by Bill Reese. Burial will follow at the Mount Tabor Cemetery. Friends called from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and may call one hour before services today at the church.Doff and C.E. Huffman, Vito Giambanco, Paul McGhee, David Fondale, Steve Modley, Terry Gunther and Keith Sexton will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Notes for Harvey Gunther:
Harvey Gunther, 63, Wickham, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday after a long illness. Born in Kanawha County, September 22, 1901, the son of the late Hugh and Savannah Snodgrass Gunther, he was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County. Gunther was a construction worker until illness forced his retirement. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Mary Jane Beasley Gunther; three sons, Fred, Beckley; Billy, Lorain, Ohio, and Herbert, Dayton, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Virginia Beasley, Stuart, Va., Mrs. Nora Lee Stevens, Huntington, Mrs. Edith Campbell, Charleston, Mrs. Anna Margaret Davis of North Carolina and Vickie Lee Gunther, at home; a stepson, Claude Edward Stigall, Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Francis Gunther, Wickham, and Luary Gunther, Washington, D.C. and 17 grandchildren. The body will remain at the Melton Mortuary where friends may call at 5 p.m. today. Funeral services will be in the Mortuary Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Charles Logan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Notes for Macie M. Gunther:
Macie Mae Gunther, 59, of Mount Tabor died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in a local hospital after a short illness. She was born Feb. 4, 1916 in Beckley a daughter of the late John Henry and Rachel Peters Gunther. She was a lifelong resident of Mount Tabor and a member of the Mount tabor Baptist Church. She was preceeded in death by four brothers and a sister. She is survived by two sons. Emery Clyde Gunther of Cleveland Ohio and Grover of Mount Tabor; two daughters, Arlene (Mrs. Robert) DeHart of Harper Heights and Carolyn (Mrs. Richard) Sturgill of Mount Tabor, two sisters, Shirley (Mrs. Maltbie) Pettry of Mount Tabor and Dora (Mrs. Leonard) Crites of Canvas and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Tabor Baptist Church by Rev. Lee W. Fullmer. Burial will be at the Mount Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Jesse, Robert, Johnny, snd Charles Gunther, Henry Pettry, Randall Wheeler, Douglas Maynard and Paul Gunter.
Notes for Shirley Gunther Pettry.:
On Wednesday, June 4, 2008, Shirley Gunther Pettry, of Mount Tabor, passed away in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. She was in her 86th year. Born Shirley Marie Gunther on Jan. 21, 1922, in Beckley, she was one of nine children born to the late John Henry and Rachel Jane Peters Gunther. In addition to her parents, sisters, Myrtle and Macie Gunther, Elsie Christian and Dora Crites, and brothers, Emery, Okey, Colonel and Robert Gunter, preceded her in death. Shirley lived in the Mount Tabor community most of her life, where she was a lifelong member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Shirley Pettry will be remembered for cherishing her community and was actively involved in her church and community affairs. One of her enjoyments was the fellowship that she shared with the Ladies Circle of the church. She especially enjoyed visits from her “special grandchildren,” Hayden and Jaden Landy of Beckley. “Even though there is sadness here on earth in the loss of our loved one … there is rejoicing in Heaven with those have gone before.” In addition to her family, Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Maltabie D. Pettry in 1990. She and Maltabie were united in marriage on Dec. 22, 1941. Shirley was the loving mother of Henry Pettry, who was her devoted caregiver; the dear grandmother of Crystal Pettry of Beckley and Annette Mackey and her husband, James, of Columbia, S.C.; the doting great-grandmother of Patrick Mackey of Harrisonburg, Va.; and her adopted granddaughter, Tammy Landy and family of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Revs. Michael King and Roger Landy officiating. Burial will follow at Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor. Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of service. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at email@example.com. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Notes for Robert Lee 'Robbie' Gunther Jr.:
Robert Lee "Robbie" Gunther Jr., 41, of Jessup Lane, Beckley (Mount Tabor), died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at his home following a long illness. Born Aug. 29, 1963, in Beckley, he was the son of Robert Gunther of Beckley and the late Daisy Mitchem Gunther.Robbie was a cook in area restaurants, including the Pancake House and Cracker Barrel. He was of the Christian faith.Other survivors besides his father include a daughter, Holly Gunther of Franklin; a son, Robert L. "Trey" Gunther III of Beckley; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Buckland; two stepgrandchildren, Carolyn and Desiree Gunther; and two brothers, Kenneth Lee "Junior" Gunther of Callahan, Fla., and Russell Maynard Jennings of Covington, Va. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Robert Barley officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be James Sydenstricker, Buck Milam, Eric Jordan, Shawn Jennings, James Jennings, Dereck Jennings and Henry Pettry.Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Notes for Tonya L. ‘Sweet Lo’ Gunther -Jennings :
Tonya L. “Sweet Lo” Gunther-Jennings, 36, of Maple Fork, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. Born April 20, 1969, in Beckley, she was the daughter of Hazel Wray Gunther of Beckley and late John Gunther. Mrs. Jennings attended the Church of God Family Worship Center. She was a graduate of Wood-row Wilson High School and Mountain State University. She was employed by Professional Medical Transcription. She was a lifelong Beckley area resident. Other survivors besides her mother include her husband, Emit Jennings III; stepson, Michael Jennings at home; brothers, John Dwayne Gunther and wife, Maria “Coco,” of Germany and Mark Gunther and wife, Lisa, of Beckley; two sisters, Elaine Lilly and husband, Leon, of Cool Ridge and Lydia Keeton and husband, Tommy, of Beckley; and 12 nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Cha-pel, Beckley, with Pastor Mark Schrade officiating. Burial will follow in Kidwell Cemetery, Table Rock. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
CHARLESTON — Wilda Jean Tippner, 63, of Charleston, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at the Memorial Hospital, Charleston, after a long illness. Born July 30, 1945, at Beckley, she was a native of Raleigh County and lived in Charleston the past 29 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Grace Gunther, and a sister, Fran Rejonas. Survivors include her husband, Fred Tippner; sons, John Steven Tippner of Charleston and David Michael Tippner of Gainsville, Fla.; brothers, Ira “Jim” Gunther of Charleston, Jack Gunther of Dunkirk, Md., and Michael Gunther of Beckley; sisters, Peggy Sue Zaccheo and Iris Sweeney, both of Beckley, and Ann Anderson of Vincennes, Ind.; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Alyssa Tippner.A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Mt. Tabor Road, next to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beckley Church of God, 2211 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, with Pastor F.D. Sexton officiating. A gathering will be held in the fellowship hall, following the service.Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.
Glen Burnie, MD. – Willie Jackson "Jackie" Gunther, Sr, 60 formerly of Beckley, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in a Glen Burnie hospital following a long illness. Born Feb 7, 1939, in Beckley, he was the son of Mrs. Donnie Stover Musick of East Beckley and the late Robert Lee Gunther. Mr. Gunther spent his childhood on North Kanawha and Mason streets in Beckley. He served in the US Army with two tours in Germany. He had been a resident of Maryland for the past 30 years. He was formerly employed with Anne Arundel County, MD., as a heavy equipment operator. In later years, he was a bus driver for Jubb’s tour bus services and the Anne Arundel County School system. He was a member of Messiah United Methodist Church for the past 10 years and a member of Glen Burnie Moose Lodge 1456. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; and his stepfather, Ellis Musick. Other survivors include his fiancée, Flo Hafner of Glen Burnie; a son, Willie Gunther, Jr. of Pasadena, MD; four daughters, Barbara Allen of Greensboro, Md., Karen Davis of Secretary, Md., Lisa Ann Gunther of Beckley and Jane Hussey of Pikesville, Md., and a brother Jesse Gunther and his wife Ellen, of Beckley. Submitted by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.