by Paul Adkins
DAVIN, W.Va. — Bernice Neolan Wooten, 81, of Davin, departed this life to go to her heavenly home Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at CAMC General Division in Charleston after a short illness.
Born August 23, 1931, at Davy, she was a daughter of the late Riley and Ava Babb Crum. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Daryl Wooten; one granddaughter, Crystal Dillon; three sisters, Dalphine Ripley, Dorothy Hager and Guelda Gross, and four brothers, Perry Thomas Crum, Paul Crum, Leonard Crum and Leslie Crum.
Bernice was a retired stock clerk formerly employed with Burgess and Lohn Supermarket at Man. She was a dedicated homemaker and loving wife and mother. Bernice enjoyed reading, collecting dolls, decorating birthday cakes, and taking family pictures. She was a very talented seamstress and upholsterer.
Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Sandra Gail Browning of Alabama; five sons, Donald (Marilyn) Wooten of Sumter, S.C., Billy (Lydia) Wooten, Roger (Vickie) Wooten, and Ronald Wooten, all of Davin, and Perry (Connie) Wooten of Stony Point, N.C.; two brothers, Gene Crum of Illinoise and Norman Bethel (Sharon) Crum of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren, Donald “Little Buddy” Wooten, Michelle (Larry) Howell, Ronald Wooten and Robert (Olidia) Wooten, all of Texas, Anthony Wooten of Davin, Katherine “Kathy” (Jake) Stanley of Bruno, Angela (Roberto) Mendives of Dayton, Ohio, Roger “Lee” (Erica) Wooten of Ghent, Audrey Rose (Corey) Harbert of San Antonio, Texas, Fredrick “Rick” Wooten of Davin, and Andrea (Twan) Nguyen and Lindsey (Clay) Swint, both of Alabama; 20 great-grandchildren, Trey, Corey Stanley, Taylor Stanley, Amanda Howell, Casandra, Roberto “Robe” Mendives, Markus Mendives, Gabriel Mendives, Ezequal Mendives, Roger Lee Wooten III, Eric Michael Wooten, and Nathaniel Wooten, Robert Jr., Erica, and Helica Wooten, Andy, Allison, Elisabeth, and Leah Swint and Evelyn “Evie” Nguyen; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at Mallory Church of God with Rev. Shaun Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will begin one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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