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Putnam County obituaries

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 08:44 AM

AMAZON "ANN" GIBSON EVES passed quietly on July 22, 2013. Born on May 15, 1920, to Martha Dela Young Gibson and Shelva Gibson in Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., she had four sisters, Oma Gibson Foster, Mary Gibson Melton, Velma "Bob" Gibson Gillispie and Vada Gibson Sisson, and four brothers, John Evert Gibson, Kenneth Gibson, Merle "Dock" Gibson and Oliver Gibson. All are deceased. She is survived by James "Jim" E. Eves Jr., her beloved husband of 69 years; her only child, Beverly Leslie; five grandchildren, Brad and Donna Leslie, Cam Leslie and Karla Ferguson, William Leslie and Terri Higginbotham, Laura and Joe McCullough, Kathy and Jon Lilly; and 15 great-grandchildren, Jennifer Leslie, David Leslie and Sarah Sportman, Matthew Lilly, Daniel Leslie, Zach Lilly, Seth Leslie, John Leslie, Madeline Leslie, Julie Leslie, Cameron Lilly, Katie McCullough, Caleb Leslie, Sam McCullough, Isaac Lilly, and Jacob McCullough. Ann lived in Huntington, W.Va., for 50 years. During that time she was a member of Tucker Memorial Baptist Church and worked for Blue Jay Manufacturing Company and Maidenform. She moved to Scott Depot, W.Va., in 1971 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. After she and Jim retired, they enjoyed camping in RV Parks with Good Samaritan Club members, often spending their summers at Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was an exceptional cook, a talented seamstress, an enthusiastic gardener, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family and friends will miss her sweet personality and quick wit. A graveside service was performed Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Ridgelawn Memorial Park Abbey of Devotion Mausoleum by Dr. Jeffrey Johnson. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, assisted the family.

WILLARD BRUCE JOHNSON, 63, of St. Albans, W.Va., died July 24 in Lakin Nursing Home. Funeral service was Saturday, Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, W.Va.; burial in Mount Olive Cemetery. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

JAYNE McCLANAHAN, 50, of Poca, W.Va., died July 25. Memorial service at a later time. Arrangements by Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va.

GREG C. OXLEY, 45, of Hurricane, W.Va., husband of Bobbi Oxley, died July 29 at home. He was a truck driver. Celebration of Life was Wednesday, Young's Chapel, Hurricane. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

TIMOTHY WAYNE SEARLS, 49, of Hurricane, died July 27 at home. He was operations manager at Teays Valley Tire and Auto. Memorial service was Monday, Main Street Church of Christ, Hurricane; private burial. Donations may be made to Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.