Sylvia Jean Napier of Genoa

Sylvia Jean Napier, 72, of Genoa, WV, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2011 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, by Elder Lucian Nelson, Elder James Parsley, and Brother Buster Maynard. Burial will follow at the Justice Cemetery at Dunlow, WV. She was born April 6, 1928 at Dunlow, a daughter of the late Hansford and Lou Mathis Gilkerson. She was a homemaker and member of the Brush Creek United Baptist Church. A son, Ronald Stephen Napier, sisters Helena Gager, Hildred Lowe and Wanda Napier, and brothers Jasper, George and Millard “Buck” Gilkerson, also preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Austin Napier; two sons, Douglas Napier and wife, Kathie of Lovonia, MI, and Timothy Napier and wife, Morene of Walled Lake, MI; two sisters, Tennie Bell Ferguson and husband, Charles of Danville, WV, and Aldina Gilkerson of East Lynn, WV; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Morris Funeral Home.