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Obituaries for Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:00 am

Randall Curtis Crayton

SHINNSTON — Randall Curtis Crayton, 56, of Shinnston, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2011.

He was born on May 15, 1954, in Clarksburg, a son of the late William Ray Crayton and Margaret Mae Sturm.

Randall is survived by his two sons, Jason Crayton and Joseph Crayton, both of Clarksburg; his two granddaughters, Emily Crayton and Holly Crayton; a sister, Marylin Mazza and her husband Frank of Wheeling, WV; and two nephews, Scott Mazza and John Mazza.

In addition to his parents, Randall was preceded in death by a daughter, Dena Nicole Crayton.

Randall worked as a machinist for Helmick Corporation in Fairmont before having to retire on disability.

Friends may call at the Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kathryn Ambler officiating.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Charles Lee Douglas

ASHLAND, Ky. — Charles Lee Douglas passed away Wednesday morning at Woodland Oaks Nursing Home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. Douglas was born to Fred Douglas and Mary Stemple Douglas on June 11, 1929, in Grafton, W.Va.

In 1950, he joined the U.S. Air Force, and in 1953, he served in the Korean Conflict. During his time in the Air Force, he married his wife, Bonnie Houser, with whom he had a son named Charles Lee Douglas Jr. and also completed his GED. Upon his return to the States, he enrolled in West Virginia University and went on to receive a degree in electrical engineering and was inducted into the National Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi.

He was also a member of Eta Kappa Nu fraternity. While in Morgantown, he and his wife had a daughter, Susan Lynn Douglas. After graduation, he went to work for Galis Electric and was later hired on by National Mine Service in Ashland, Ky., where he helped build and open NMS’ newest plant in Greenup, Ky. He would go on to build a house in Ashland that he would call home for 40 years.

During those years, he worked for Envirotech in Palo Alto, California, NMS in Pittsburgh, PA, and EIMCO Mining Equipment in Bluefield, WV, as the vice president of sales.

During his years in sales, he was able to travel to many different parts of the world. He was also very active in his community and served in many different clubs and organizations.

He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, golf, boating and the outdoors in general. He was a very social man and enjoyed all of his many friends.

He retired from EIMCO and lived the rest of his days at his home in Ashland, Ky., until he developed Alzheimer’s and eventually had to be moved to Woodland Oaks Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill and Bobby Douglas, and a daughter, Susan Douglas Hahn.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Houser Douglas, his son, Charles Lee Douglas Jr. and his wife Betty, his brother, Keith Douglas and wife Delores, his sister, Alice Roth and husband Earl, and his three grandsons, James Michael Hahn II, Charles Lee Douglas III and Matthew Ryan Douglas.

Visitation will be Friday evening, February 11, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel. Funeral services will be on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Stemple Ridge Church in Aurora, West Virginia, with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Stemple Ridge Cemetery, with his grandsons and nephews to serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made to

Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland, Ky.

Ina Mae Earnest

SHINNSTON — Ina Mae Earnest, 80, of Little Rock Camp passed away at 1:03 a.m. on February 9, 2011, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Ritchie County on August 7, 1930, a daughter of the late George and Opal Mae Clevenger Powers.

Ina Mae is survived by her husband of 62 years, Carl “Dick” Earnest; six children, Sharon (Stephen) Cain, Carla Earnest, Donna (Jim) Dennison, Richard (Penny) Earnest, Leroy (Annie) Earnest and Paul (Tina) Earnest; 11 grandchildren, Jacqueline Richards, Bobby Earnest and companion Becky, Marcey (Zach) Forquer, Jonathan (Amanda) Earnest, Shane Earnest, Jay Godfrey and fianc/e Amy, Timmy Dennison, Harley Earnest, Joey Earnest, Michael Earnest and Irissa Earnest; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; also surviving are six siblings, Clifford and Charlie (Linda) Powers, Nevie Davis and John Boy, Barbara (Bill) Showen, Sandra (Bobby) Jenkins and Kathy (Buck) Miller; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and June Earnest, Lowell Thomas “Tom” Earnest, John and Marlene Earnest, and George and Mary Jane Earnest.

In addition to her parents, Ina Mae was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Sherena Cain Milsap; brother, Lloyd Powers; sister, Virginia Kesling and husband Sherman Kesling; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeannie Powers, Harold and Betty Earnest, June and Harry Floyd, Molly and Bernard Harper, Phyllis and John McCarty, and Bertha Earnest.

Mrs. Earnest was a homemaker who was devoted to her husband, children and family, as well as her lovely cat, Squeek. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Ina Mae was Baptist by faith and was a member of the Tenmile Baptist Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to People’s Hospice, as well as Maryann Posey, Pam Wilson and Jodi Muller, for the excellent care given to Ina Mae.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, on Friday from 2-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tim Sandy officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Rock Camp Cemetery.

A service of the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Opal Irene Smith Corley Felton

CLARKSBURG — Opal Irene Smith Corley Felton, 83, of Shinnston, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

She was born in Harrison County on August 14, 1927, the daughter of the late Roscoe Smith and Elzie Wylie Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Felton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Sharon C. Spadafore and husband Louis of Grafton; one son, Max L. Corley II and companion Denise “Dede” Kelly of Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Max L. Corley III and wife Kristen, Bethany Ayoub and husband Albert, and Anthony Spadafore and fianc/e Angel Dorsey; six great-grandchildren, Will and Declan Corley, Sean, Sophia and Chloe Ayoub and Serafina Spadafore; and one brother, Thomas Hubbard.

In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by one brother, Elden W. Smith; one sister, Glenda Bland; and one great-grandson, Liam Alexander Corley.

Opal was in the first class at St. Mary’s for Surgical Techs and then went to work for St. Mary’s Hospital. She then worked for Union Protestant Hospital and Heritage Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide. Opal was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary 573 and American Legion Post 13 Auxiliary in Clarksburg.

She was an avid trout fisherman, loved to dance and square dance and, most of all, loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She was a loving wife and mother and will be deeply missed.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Dr./Rt. 98, Clarksburg, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The service will then be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Arthur Malcolm officiating. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg, WV.

Raymond Earl Smith

CLARKSBURG — Raymond Earl Smith, 88, of Clarksburg, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011, following an extended illness.

He was born March 29, 1922, in Elkins, WV, the son of the late Ernest Smith and Martha Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Dussart Smith.

Mr. Smith is survived by one son, Steven Smith and fianc/e Vanita Hayhurst; one stepdaughter, Lucinda White and husband Denver of Adelphi, MD; one daughter-in-law, Frances Smith of Clarksburg; seven grandchildren, John White and wife Sarah of Annapolis, MD, Susan White of Columbia, MD, Amy Blasey and husband Mike of Prince Frederick, MD, Kenny Smith of Clarksburg, Louis Smith and wife Hope of Bridgeport, Amanda Di-Pasquale of TN and Jacob Smith of Clarksburg; great-grandchildren; Zoe, Cloe and Zackery Smith, Tony Goots, Annie Ross, Reid White, Elias White, Danielle, Samantha and Alexandra Blasey and Joseph Smith.

Mr. Smith worked as a glassworker for Anchor Hocking and Hazel Atlas.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Dr./Rt. 98 Clarksburg, WV, Sunday, February 13, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. where services will be held on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Richard Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg.

William Brooks Yerkey

SALEM — William Brooks Yerkey, 79, of Big Flint, near Salem, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, January 9, 2011.

He was born March 3, 1931, at East Run, Doddridge County, the son of the late Laudra Nile Yerkey and Pearl Blanche Ford Yerkey.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, John, Jack and Eugene Yerkey, and five sisters, Lecta Jackson, Clara June Jackson, Madeline Hankins, Mary Lee Hutson and Bonnie Curran.

His wife of 56 years, Barbara Jean Dennison Yerkey, survives, along with their children, William D. Yerkey of Big Flint, John C. Yerkey and wife Sue of Center Point, Ronnie Yerkey and wife Debbie of Big Flint, Denise Lee Edgell and husband, Greg, of West Union, and DeAnna Renee Davis and husband, Bill, of Big Flint.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Randall Brooks Yerkey.

Mr. Yerkey was a member of Liberty Baptist Church on Big Flint. He retired from Hope Natural Gas Company with 34 years service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Bill loved farming and was very involved with sports, especially Little League baseball and basketball. He was a devoted grandfather who enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events.

Grandchildren include Daniel Curtis Edgell, Christi Edgell Jones, Jason Davis, Jeanna Davis Gray, Craig D. Yerkey, Kayla Yerkey, Justin Yerkey, John Curtis Yerkey II and Emily Yerkey; stepgrandchildren, Jay and Joey Burge; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Greathouse Funeral Home in Salem on Friday, February 11, 2011, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Liberty Baptist Church on Big Flint on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Marino presiding. Interment will follow at Doak Cemetery on Big Flint.

Online condolences may be sent to

A Greathouse service.