Robert Cantley, Jr.

Robert Cantley, Jr.

Alderson-Robert Cantley, Jr., 80, formerly of Cocoa, FL, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home in Alderson, following a long illness.

Born Nov. 23, 1933, in Edwight, WV, he was the son of the late Robert Earl Cantley, Sr. and the late Edna Faye Pettry Cantley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Wade; four brothers, Melvin Cantley, Dayton Cantley, Elbert Cantley and Leo Cantley; sister-iu-law, Gail Cantley; and brother-in-law, Jim Wade.

Mr. Cantley was retired from Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital in Rockledge, FL. Prior to his employment at Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital, he was employed at the power plant near Annapolis, MD, and was also the former owner and operator of the River Market at Pence Springs. He was a United States Navy Veteran, having served his country during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Cantley was of the Pentecostal Faith and his favorite pastime was hunting and fishing.

Survivors include: his wife of 29 years, Shelbie, of Alderson; two sons, James of Cocoa, FL and Charles of Cocoa, FL; two daughters Crystal, of Cocoa, FL, and Melissa of Talcott; five grandchildren, Christopher, Barbara, Tiffany, Charles Jr. and Shaylah; great-grandson, Clayton; two sisters, Peggy Hoover and husband Jack of Charlotte Hall, MD and Janet Buchanan and husband John of Frankfard; three sisters-in-law, Leota Cantley of Pence Springs, Margaret Cantley of Clayton and Virginia Kidd of Forest Hill; many nieces and nephews; and his special little furbuddy, Chloe.

Graveside services and burial were held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Pence Springs, where the Rev. Roger Persinger officiated.

Friends called before the service Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Serving as pallbearers were: James Wines, Charles Wines, Gary Braden, Jr., Dayton Cantley, Roger Erskine and Fred Thompson.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.


Louise Ellen Dowdy Perry

Caldwell-Louise Ellen Dowdy Perry, 64, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at home after and extended illness.

Born Nov. 19, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Helen Martin and Leslie Hefner of White Sulphur Springs.

Louise was a member of the Greenbrier Valley Baptist Church, Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs and a graduate of Greenbrier East High School. She was a beautician at Libby’s Beauty Bar in White Sulphur Springs for many years and also an employee of Home Health and Work Force.

Preceding her in death, other than her parents, were her first husband, Dale Dowdy; and her grandparents, Rosie Ellen and Charles Buster Corron and Author and Flora Hefner.

Survivors include: her husband, John Perry of Caldwell; son, Christopher Dale Dowdy; daughter, Sheena Louise Skaggs (Ricky) of White Sulphur Springs; granddaughter, Haley Ann Louise Skaggs of Alderson; and one special and beloved aunt, Linda Feamster (Buck) of White Sulphur Springs and their son, Michael (Jessica) of Roanoke, VA.

There was a graveside service at Mapledale Cemetery on Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, where Rev. Gordon Ross and Rev. Glen Thaxton officiated.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Greenbrier Valley Baptist Church, Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs is serving the family.


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