Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary

Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is a familiar sight to Huntington families. Since its founding by Durward B. Klingel in 1928, the location has retained its original beauty and charm. The impressive brick architecture symbolizes the strength and stability of the Klingel-Carpenter tradition. Stepping into this beautiful building on Sixth Avenue is, indeed, a bit like visiting the well-cared-for home of an old friend — for inside, families are immediately comforted by charming surroundings and warmhearted assistance. A spacious chapel area, lovely family rooms and comfortable arrangement offices feature handsome furnishings and antiques. Additional amenities provided by Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary include ample parking and handicapped accessibility. Always deeply involved in the community, the Carpenter family has been at the forefront of family service for three generations. With their community development endeavors, inspirational aftercare programs and beneficial preplanning assistance, the Carpenters and their staff have always taken pride in providing support for the services families need most. Today, a third generation of Carpenters continues to uphold the Klingel-Carpenter commitment to excellence in funeral service and community involvement. For the Carpenter family and for the staff at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, serving families is more than just a business — it's an opportunity to help people and make a difficult time just a little easier.

Our Obituaries

Carlos Raymond Ballard

March 27, 1926 - November 24, 2014

Carlos Raymond Ballard, Jr., 88 of Huntington, WV, died at his residence, November 24,2014. He was born March 22, 1926 in St. Albans, WV, to the late Mr. And Mrs. Carlos R. Ballard Sr. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Merle Ballard, a grandson Adam P. Ballard. Survivors include a son, David A. Ballard and his wife, Paula; a grandson, Eric B. Ballard and his wife, Christy. He was co-owner...
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Clyde Bosworth JOHNSON

March 9, 1929 - November 23, 2014

C. Bosworth (Bos) Johnson, Jr., 85, died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Woodlands Retirement Community. He was the son of the late Clyde Bosworth and Elizabeth Lee Reese Johnson.He is survived by his wife, Dr. Dorothy Rensch Johnson, daughters Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Paulsen, Decatur, GA; Carol Anne Walton, Louisville, KY; Susan Johnson, Charlotte, NC; Janice Lanning, Thomasville, NC; son Robert, of...
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Agnes Susan BIGGINS

February 9, 1926 - November 22, 2014

Agnes George Biggins, 88, of Ft. Pierce FL, died November 22, 2014 in Ironton Ohio. She was born on February 9, 1926 in Ashtabula OH, daughter of John and Helen Cozadd George. Prior to living in Ft. Pierce, she was a long time resident of Bellaire, OH and was a faithful member of Bellaire First United Methodist Church. She was also a faithful member of Lakewood Park United Methodist Church in...
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Daniel Paul Babb

August 1, 1939 - November 18, 2014

Dr. Daniel P. “Doc” Babb, longtime Marshall University chemistry professor, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a brief illness. Dr. Babb was born August 1, 1939 in Red Wing, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents Kay and Paul Babb as well as a brother Bill Babb. He is survived by his brother Doug Babb of Fort Smith, Ark.; nieces Nikki Tisue...
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John Urban

May 6, 1956 - November 17, 2014

John Urban, 58, of Huntington, West Virginia passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. He was born in Szczecin, Poland, a son of the late Bronislaw and Bronislawa Urban and brother to the late, Grazyna Cwiklinski. He was the owner of John's Antiques. He is survived by his daughter, Julia and son-in-law, Micah. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23rd at Klingel-Carpenter...
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Mary Jane Tweel

November 10, 1930 - November 14, 2014

Mary Jane Tweel, 84, of Huntington, died Friday, November 14, 2014 in Heritage Center. She was born November 10, 1930 in Huntington a daughter of the late Michael and Ada Tweel. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Joseph, Raymond and James Tweel. She was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church and had attended Central Christian Church. She was a graduate of...
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Carmen Elizabeth Mitchell

March 23, 1965 - November 12, 2014

Carmen Elizabeth “Beth” Mitchell, 49, of Huntington, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born March 23, 1965 in Logan, WV., daughter of the late Catherine Ann Mitchell. She is survived by her two brothers, Jay Mitchell of Los Angeles, CA and Joseph of Charlotte, NC as well as her beloved niece Carmen, her namesake. Additional survivors...
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Cecil Lyle Ramsey

August 27, 1928 - November 5, 2014

Cecil Lyle Ramsey, age 86, of Huntington, WV passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born August 27, 1928 in Oak Hill, WV, son of the late Cecil Lyle Ramsey, Sr. and the late Henrietta Shore Ramsey. Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara Anspach Ramsey. They were married in...
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David Michael Burns

August 25, 1943 - November 2, 2014

David Michael “Mike” Burns was cured of cancer at the Emogene Dolan Hospice House on November 2nd 2014, surrounded by the love of his life, his wife Carolyn and daughters Michelle and Leslie. Born in Huntington on August 25th 1943 he graduated from St Joseph High School in 1961. He proudly served as a Navy Corpsman in Viet Nam from 1965-67. Assigned to the USS Sanctuary, his actions...
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James Charles Evans

December 18, 1933 - October 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, HUNTINGTON, WV.
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Frederick Alward Alexander

December 4, 1925 - October 20, 2014

Frederick Alward Alexander, 88, of Huntington and formerly of Charleston, passed away at his home in Huntington, WV on October 20, 2014. He was born December 4, 1925 in Newark, Ohio, the fourth child of Clyde Llewelyn and Mabel Gertrude Beaver Alexander. At age 5, the family moved to Charleston, WV where he attended public schools and graduated from Charleston High School in 1943. He attended...
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William Weekly Wood

December 4, 1945 - October 16, 2014

WILLIAM W. WOOD JR. (BILL), went home to the Lord on Oct. 16, 2014. Born Dec. 4, 1945 in Huntington to the late William W. Wood, Sr. and Essie L. Wood. Survived by devoted caregivers: sister Peggy Campbell, niece Kimberly (Greg) Carico of Huntington; beloved daughter Michelle (Gary) Comer and precious grandson John of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; brothers Forrest M. Wood and Robert K. Wood; niece...
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Larry Mabry

August 17, 1947 - October 12, 2014

Larry Mabry of Huntington, West Virginia was born on August 17, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama. Larry transitioned on Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Huntington, WV. He is survived by his wife Paulette Aleasa Chiles Mabry, children Marcus Larry Mabry (Nikki Mabry) and Neka Lynette Mabry.Larry was President and CEO of The Woodlands Retirement Community in Huntington, WV.A memorial service will be held at...
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Charles Edward TURNER

April 19, 1937 - October 5, 2014

Charles Edward Turner, 77, of Huntington, husband of Linda Matheny Turner, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014. A gathering of family and friends will be conducted from 4:00 to 7:00p on Thursday at the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with a celebration of life scheduled for 11:00a on Friday at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. “Skip” (or “Buddy” Turner as he was then known) was...
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Carl Gilbert TAYLOR

June 11, 1927 - October 1, 2014

Carl G. Taylor, 87, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Carl was born June 11, 1927 in Columbus, OH; the son of the late Raymond and Virginia Taylor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Betty Ann Taylor. He was retired from the Huntington Fire Department as fire alarm superintendent with 36 years of service. He loved squirrel and...
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Nancy Suzanne Aluise

January 28, 1930 - September 28, 2014

Nancy Linsenmeyer Aluise, 84, of Huntington, died at Woodland’s Retirement Community on Sunday, September 28, 2014. She was born January 28, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of the late George J. and Annabelle Casey Linsenmeyer. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her step-mother, Nellie Russo Linsenmeyer, her husband, Albert J. Aluise and by a granddaughter,...
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November 4, 1938 - September 24, 2014

Donald G. McClellan, 75, of Huntington, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was retired from Owens Illinois Glass Manufacturing Company. Funeral services will be private. Klingel Carpenter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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Ellery Guy Greathouse

November 3, 1921 - September 15, 2014

Ellery Guy (“Bud”) Greathouse passed away from natural causes on September 15, 2014 at his home in the Whispering Willows Retirement Inn, Brandon, FL at the age of 92. He was born in Washington, PA on November 3, 1921. He was preceded in death by his parents Guy Ellery Greathouse and Juanita Polan Greathouse, his wife Mary Maxine Overturf Greathouse, sisters Elsie Greathouse Paul...
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Virginia Ogle Ripper

December 22, 1925 - September 12, 2014

Virginia Ogle Ripper went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014 in Huntington. She is survived by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Ripper; two daughters, Elisabeth Kelly (Mike) of Paducah, Ky., Janet Chambers (Doug) of Winfield, W.Va. and three grandchildren, Joe Kelly, Anna and Charles Chambers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ephriam Sylvester and Lula Virginia...
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Charles Robert Osburn

September 4, 1952 - September 4, 2014

Charles Robert “Bob” Osburn Jr., 62, of Huntington, died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital following a heart attack. He was born September 4, 1952 in Huntington, a son of Charles Robert Osburn Sr. of Hurricane and the late Ruth Brumfield Adkins. Bob was a graduate of WV Tech and was an electrical engineer for AEP. He was a member of Sigma PI Fraternity,...
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Geraldine Emma Taylor

February 15, 1930 - September 3, 2014

Geraldine E. “Jerry” Taylor, 84, a resident of the Woodlands Retirement Community in Huntington, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after a short illness. Born February 15, 1930, she was third of the nine children of Voyle and Amy Linger Mitchell. She was a loving, caring, and nurturing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her home and table were always open to anyone. She was an...
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Jacqueline Jennings

August 16, 1929 - September 3, 2014

Jacqueline Mason Jennings, 85, wife of Robert N. Jennings, D.D.S, passed away on September 3, 2014 at the Woodlands. Visitation and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 520 11th Street, Huntington WV, with the Dr. Rev Chip Graves Presiding. Jacquie was born on August 16, 1929 to the late C.F. “Slim” Mason and...
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Lila Ruby Rife

February 27, 1915 - August 28, 2014

Lila Ruby Wild Rife, 99, died peacefully on August 28, 2014 at her home at the Woodlands Retirement Community. She was surrounded by her children. She was born February 27, 1915 in Huntington, the daughter of the late Henry Oliver and Mabel Riggs Dunfee. She was preceded in death by her brother, Henry O. Dunfee Jr., her first husband, Robert Marshall Wild to whom she was married 54 years and her...
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Eugene Erwin Pofahl

August 24, 1929 - August 23, 2014

Eugene “Gene” Pofahl, 84, of Huntington, died Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Woodlands Health Care. He was born August 24, 1929 in El Paso, Texas a son of the late Walter Emerson and Louise Kluender Pofahl. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Lilia Rosemond Pofahl, and two brothers, Thomas and Stuart Pofahl. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Texas (Austin)...
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Christopher Gilbert Smith

June 23, 1991 - August 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, HUNTINGTON, WV.
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Marilyn Ruth Putz

February 27, 1930 - August 17, 2014

Marilyn Ruth Putz, 84, of Huntington, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Woodland Retirement Community Health Care, in Huntington. The daughter of Ruth and Leon Putz of Point Pleasant, she was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, taught English at Fairfax Hall, Waynesboro, Virginia, and was Associate Professor of English at Marshall University. Private burial at Kirkland Memorial Cemetery in...
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Rita Faye Parker

January 10, 1957 - August 12, 2014

Rita Faye Parker, 57, wife of the late George Parker, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Rita is survived by four children; Joshua and Jacob Parker, Candy Goldie, and William Earl Lynd. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Josh Parker, C/O Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, 328 6th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.
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Janet Frances OSWALD

December 13, 1914 - August 4, 2014

Janet Slone Oswald, 99, widow of Howard E. Oswald, died Monday, August 4, 2014 in the Woodlands Retirement Community. She was born December 13, 1914 in Ashland, KY, a daughter of the late Garfield M. Slone and Wilhelmina Meyers Slone. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard E. Oswald and her only sister, Mary Madeline Richardson and her husband, W.E....
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Virginia Elizabeth Ochala

July 7, 1924 - July 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, HUNTINGTON, WV.
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Orba Sharon Massey

April 26, 1922 - July 19, 2014

Orba Sharon Massey, 92, of Huntington formerly of Minford, Ohio, died Friday, July 19, 2014 in Huntington. She was born April 26, 1922 in Corbin, KY. a daughter of the late William Elbert and Cecil Rebecca Powell Shelton. She was a member of the Minford Methodist Church and a 50 year member of O.E.S. in Wheelersburg, Ohio. She is survived by two daughters and one son, Judith K. Massey, Peggy M...
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Robert Harold Brown

February 20, 1931 - July 18, 2014

Robert Harold Brown, age 83, of Huntington, West Virginia died on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. His home was Woodlands Retirement Community where he and his wife, Barbara, had lived for the past eighteen years. He was born here in Huntington on February 20, 1931. He was predeceased by his parents, William Hartley Brown & Marie Brown Puckett and his...
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James Cohen

August 31, 1919 - July 18, 2014

James Cohen, 94, of Chesapeake, Oh, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was born in Huntington, WV, son of the late Joe Harry and Sarah Cohen. James is also preceded in death by his brother Sol Cohen. He is survived by his wife Lilly “Peggy” Mae Cohen; two sisters, Edythe Sonz and Sylvia Sapinsley and his brother David Cohen. James was a member...
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Jack Kerwood Plott

April 16, 1960 - July 2, 2014

Jack Kerwood “Woody” Plott, II, age 54, of Alma passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot. He was born April 16, 1960 in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of, Jack Kerwood and Marlene S. (Spradling) Plott. Woody was a 1976 graduate of East Lansing High School. He established his career as a salesman for several different automobile...
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Jane Downs Long

August 26, 1923 - June 20, 2014

Jane Downs Long of Huntington, formerly of Logan, ended her journey June 20, 2014 at The Woodlands Retirement Community. She was one of the first babies born in Logan General Hospital on August 26, 1923 to the late Earl Downs and Freda Elizabeth Weigel Downs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William R. Long, Sr., her sister, Doris Elizabeth Downs Haeberle and many special...
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Frank Culver Tardy

May 23, 1922 - June 16, 2014

Frank Culver Tardy, 92, formerly of Kenova, WV, died Monday, June 16, 2014 in Brookfield, WI. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. by Dr. J. David Jicka, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with visitation 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Frank was born May 23, 1922 in Marmet, WV, a son of the late Paul and Flossie Bishop Tardy....
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Patrick John Mullarky

May 26, 1953 - June 11, 2014

Patrick John Mullarky, 61, of Huntington, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church by Father Dean Borgmeyer. Rite of Committal following in Spring Hill Cemetery. Patrick was born May 26, 1953 in Huntington , a son of the late William B. and Kathryn Means Mullarky. He was a...
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Rosemary David

December 31, 1919 - June 7, 2014

ROSEMARY JORDAN DAVID, of Huntington, died at her home in The Woodlands on June 7, 2014. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., on December 31, 1919, and attended public schools there. After graduating from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, she worked at hospitals in Boston and then in Chicago, where she met her husband of 62 years, Kirk Jamieson David, MD. They moved to...
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Katherine Peyton Forbes

March 6, 1925 - June 7, 2014

Katherine “Kitty” Peyton Forbes, a rare and lovely light, left this world on June 7, 2014. She was 89 years old. Kitty Peyton grew up on Virginia Street, East in Charleston and later moved to Huntington upon her marriage to Murray Innes Forbes, Jr. Kitty was a member of Huntington’s Trinity Episcopal Church, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Guyan Country Club, the Huntington...
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Rosemary David

December 31, 1919 - June 7, 2014

ROSEMARY JORDAN DAVID, of Huntington, died at her home in The Woodlands on June 7, 2014. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., on December 31, 1919, and attended public schools there. After graduating from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, she worked at hospitals in Boston and then in Chicago, where she met her husband of 62 years, Kirk Jamieson David, MD. They moved to...
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Juanita Sue Aliff

May 23, 1940 - June 2, 2014

Juanita Pack Aliff, 74 of Huntington, formally of Powder Springs, GA passed away on June 2, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She is survived by her husband Michael Aliff; her children: Jeffery Aliff (Tammy) of Lexington, KY, Gary Aliff (Barbara) of Powder Springs, GA and Michelle Aliff Coletta (Patrick) of Memphis, TN. In addition she is survived by two grandsons Phillip Aliff and...
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Jo Ann Hamby

June 2, 1928 - May 31, 2014

Jo Ann Engle Hamby passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born June 2, 1928 in Farmersburg, Indiana. She was the wife of Randall L."Perk" Hamby for over fifty years and made Huntington their home forty of those years. A homemaker, she was the loving mother of two sons, Douglas and Gregory. She was an avid golfer and played frequently at Esquire Country Club. She was an active...
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Charles William Dennison

July 19, 1925 - May 25, 2014

Charles William "Bill" Dennison, M.D. died on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at The Woodlands. He was born July 19, 1925, in Huntington, WV, the son of Jess T. and Mary Stepp Dennison. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Ella Edwards Dennison. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert Russell Dennison, M.D., and his brother-in-law, Malcolm Farmer. He...
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Sally Jo Fairburn

January 20, 1931 - May 23, 2014

Sally Jo Estep-Fairburn 83 years old of Proctorville, OH went to be with the Lord on Friday May 23, 2014 at St Mary's Hospital. Sally was born on January 20, 1931 in Raceland, KY Her parents were James and Bertha Ann Estep. She had 5 siblings, Emory (Buster) Estep, Kathleen Estep-Keaton, Ruth Estep-Lawson, Billy Jo Estep and Jim (junior) Estep. She was married to John G. Fairburn...
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Peggy Ann Anderson

August 22, 1952 - May 22, 2014

Peggy Ann Anderson, 61, died peacefully at St. Mary’s Medical Center on Thursday, May 22, 2014 after a long illness. She was born August 22, 1952; she grew up in Barboursville, and Wilmington, Oh, where she lived and worked as a home care aide until she became disabled by her own health problems. She returned to Barboursville and lived the rest of her life in her childhood home. Peggy&rsquo...
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William McComas

September 2, 1925 - May 17, 2014

William Wallace McComas, gridiron standout, WWII combat infantryman, and consummate family man, died on Saturday, May 17, 2014. A lifelong Huntingtonian, he met the love of his life, Rebecca née Satterwhite, while attending Huntington High School. At Huntington High, “Wild Bill” was a lineman on the football team, earning a scholarship to play for West Virginia University. ...
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Mary Lou Ohl

October 11, 1934 - May 12, 2014

  Mary Lou Ohl, 79, of Huntington, died Monday, May 12, 2014 at Woodlands Health Care.  She was born October 11, 1934 in Geneva, Ohio a daughter of the late Harold H. and Doris Peterson Jeppe.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a son, Lt. Jeffrey C. Ohl.  She received her RN Degree from Mount Siani Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and worked as a...
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Peter Z. Wilson

October 27, 1918 - May 11, 2014

Peter Zouck Wilson passed May 11, 2012 in Huntington WV. He was born in 1918 in North Wilkesboro, NC to Martha Ellen Zouck and Willis L. Wilson and moved with his family at an early age to Huntington. He graduated with honors at Huntington High, and attended Leheigh University, graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, and was...
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Robert E. Vass

May 1, 1925 - May 1, 2014

ROBERT E. (BOB) VASS, SR., 88, of Huntington, passed away May 1 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret. He was the son of the late Frank and Kathryn Perdue Vass. He was also preceded in death by his sister Patricia Sale. He is survived by his children Robert E. Vass, Jr. (Elizabeth), Robin Beth Vass Lutz, Frank McIntosh Vass and Molly Vass Lehman (Rob)...
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Betty Jane Belcher

March 9, 1931 - April 30, 2014

Betty Jane Belcher, 83, of Huntington, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born March 9, 1931 in Chester County, PA, a daughter of the late Cary Carlton and Maggie Marie Hurley Ashley. She retired as executive assistant from the former Anderson Newcomb's Dept. Store and was a Lifetime Member of the DAR Westmoreland Chapter. She is survived by her...
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Joel Hatfield

July 8, 1967 - April 25, 2014

Joel Thomas Hatfield, 46, loving son of Don and Sandy Hatfield of Huntington, WV, died early Friday morning, April 25, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born in Huntington July 8, 1967. He graduated from Huntington High School, then joined his late brother John Christopher (Chris) in Boston where he attended the Berklee College of Music and Northeastern University. He returned to Huntington and...
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Doris Elizabeth Haeberle

August 18, 1918 - April 7, 2014

Doris Elizabeth (Downs) Haeberle, 95, of Huntington died April 7 at the Woodlands Retirement Community. She was born in Louisville, KY on August 18th 1918 the daughter of Frieda Elizabeth Weigel Downs and Earl Downs. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Ronald Mason Haeberle. She grew up in Louisville KY and later in Logan WV. She attended Western Kentucky...
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Shawkey Emile Saba

March 29, 1928 - March 28, 2014

Shawkey Emile Saba ceased his earthly life March 28, 2014. He was a resident of Rome Township, Ohio for the past 44 years. He was born March 29, 1928 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV and was the son of the late Hazel Ann and Andrew E. Saba of Charleston, WV. He was a 1946 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, attended Boston School of Art, and majored in Journalism...
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George Riedel

October 1, 1920 - March 17, 2014

George Edward Riedel, 93, of Barboursville, WV, formerly of Ironton, Oh passed away March 17, 2014 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Born in 1920 to the late George S. and Margaret Delaney Riedel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Rodgers and a brother Paul Riedel and a special friend, Nina Doughman. He is survived by three daughters; Janet Nicol of Danville, VA, Judy Riedel of...
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Mary Lee Hanner

December 15, 1936 - March 14, 2014

Beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Lee Hanner, 77, was called home Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington after a short illness. She was born December 15, 1936 in Cleves, OH, the daughter of Wesley Lee "Buster" and Wilma "Mary" Wells. Mary Lee was a consummate homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mary Lee loved to sing, dance and laugh with...
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Lynette Johnson

October 21, 1948 - March 11, 2014

Lynette Johnson, 65, of Huntington, passed away March 11, 2014. A graveside memorial will be held 11a.m., Monday, March 17, 2014 at Woodmere Memorial Park, Abbey of Peace, with her cousin Mark Breeding presiding. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Lynette was born in Huntington, WV on October 21, 1948 to Charles Clavis Johnson and Edith Marcum Johnson. Lynette graduated from...
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John M. "Jack" Chittum

September 22, 1924 - March 11, 2014

John M. "Jack" Chittum, 89, of Huntington, WV, husband of Doris Tomlinson Chittum, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 by the Rev. Bill Haynes at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Entombment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Jack was born September 22, 1924 in Huntington,...
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Ruth Nash

February 26, 1917 - March 9, 2014

Ruth Nash, 97 of Huntington, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 in the Woodlands Retirement Community. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church's Chapel by the Dr. Allen Reasons. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Ruth was born February 26, 1917 in Huntington, a daughter...
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Myrtle Maxwell Archer

October 26, 1916 - March 7, 2014

Myrtle Maxwell Archer, 97, of Huntington, W.Va., widow of William Ray Archer, died March 7, 2014, at Madison Park Assisted Living. She was born October 26, 1916, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Charles Brose Maxwell and the late Blanche Henderson Maxwell. Myrtle was the owner of the Arcade Book and Card Shop, and she was the former president of Archer's Flowers, Inc. She...
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Virgil L. Stone

October 24, 1930 - March 3, 2014

Virgil L. Stone, 83, of Huntington died on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Montgomery Care Center in Montgomery, OH. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 by the Rev. Joseph Hill at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Visitation will be 1 pm to 2 pm prior to the service. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Virgil was born October 24, 1930 in Huntington, WV son of the late...
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David Edwin Becker

September 2, 1926 - March 2, 2014

David Edwin Becker, 87, of Huntington, West Virginia, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 2, 2014 surrounded by his family. David was born on September 2, 1926, son of the late Bernard Frederick and Tressie Mae Becker and brother of the late Frederick Becker and Eleanora Becker Sturm. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Carolyn Andrews Harvey Becker; his five daughters...
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Clara Thompson Schlegel

December 1, 1923 - March 2, 2014

Clara Thompson Schlegel, 90, of Huntington, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at St. Mary''s Medical Center. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Louise Schlegel of Huntington. She was a retired Teacher from the former West Middle School and Marshall University. A Memorial service will be anounced at a later date.
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Margie Hinerman Leap

September 27, 1917 - February 28, 2014

Margie Hinerman Leap, widow of Herman L. Leap, died Friday, February 28, 2014 at her home at Woodland Retirement Community. She was born in Huntington on September 27, 1917, a daughter of Sallie Love and David O. Hinerman. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Dr. H. Leslie Leap, two sisters, Mary H. Johnson and Helene H. Clark; brother, Harry H. Hinerman and...
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Justine McDanald

September 7, 1917 - February 28, 2014

Justine Watts McDanald, 96, widow of George Robert McDanald, died February 28, 2014. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, WV by Rev. Skip Seibel and Rev. Dr. John C. Minihan. Born September 7, 1917 in Huntington, WV, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Hazel Watts. She retired from C.F. Reuschlein Jewelers in...
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Justine Bowen

July 5, 1922 - February 23, 2014

Justine Bowen, 91, of Huntington, died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, she was born Justine Keeble Scott July 5th 1922 in Huntington, WV. Justine loved being in the workplace, starting as a secretary to Mike Lewis, mgr. Veteran's Field House, then with Lumberman's Mutual Insurance Company. Later she owned her own agency insuring many people and businesses in the Tri-State...
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Richard Green Conley

October 22, 1955 - February 13, 2014

Richard Green Conley, 58, of Huntington, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2014 following a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Henry Conley and Lois Green Conley of Huntington. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Ellen Marie Conley, and his sister, Mary Pat Conley, also of Huntington. He attended Huntington High School and West Virginia University...
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Thomas O. Jones

November 1, 1946 - February 12, 2014

Thomas O. Jones, 67, of Huntington died February 12, 2014 in Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington, WV. A gathering of friends and family will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. He was born November 1, 1946 in Altoona, PA, a son of the late and noted economist and author, Oliver H. Jones and Margaret Ann Jones. Tom Jones was writing a series of historical novels...
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Hugh Allen Howard

May 5, 1941 - February 12, 2014

Allen Howard, 72, of Huntington, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in St. Mary's Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held 7 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until service time. Allen was born May 5, 1941 in Huntington, WV a son of the late Arnold and Hester Thornburg Howard. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by...
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John Chris Hatfield

October 3, 1959 - February 2, 2014

John Christopher (Chris) Hatfield, 54, beloved son of Don and Sandy Hatfield and dear brother to Joel Hatfield, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014. He was born Oct. 3, 1959, in Huntington, WV. He graduated from Barboursville High School and Marshall University. He was a musician, artist, photographer, and audio visual expert. While in college he worked for the Greater Huntington Theater Corp...
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Joan Rose

July 26, 1929 - January 31, 2014

Joan Rose, born in Chicago, Ill in 1929, died Friday, January 31, 2014 at her Residence. Joan is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Harold Rose. She was a former director of contact lens services at the Valley Center for Vision. Joan is also survived by a daughter; Eileen Rose of Barboursville, WV, two sons; Stevan and wife Deborah Rose, and Howard Rose; three grandchildren; Brittany Green,...
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Lourice Salem Fattaleh

November 8, 1923 - January 29, 2014

Lourice Salem Fattaleh, 90, of Huntington, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Madison Park. Lourice was born November 8, 1923 in Beckley, WV, daughter of the late Mose and Mary Zain Salem. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Fattaleh; a son, Thomas Michael Fattaleh; two sisters, Jeanette Moss and Lila Anderson; and a brother, Theodore Salem. She and...
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Bernistine Johnson Gill

September 10, 1921 - January 28, 2014

Bernistine J. Gill, 92, of Huntington, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Woodmere Memorial Park's Abbey of Remembrance by the Rev. Mark Connor. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time. Bernistine was born September 10, 1921 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Leonard and Theodosia...
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William Bill Conley

April 7, 1932 - January 28, 2014

William W. "Bill" Conley, 81, of Chesapeake, OH, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014. William is survived by his wife Dixie Ann; sons, James Conley (Amy) of Tampa, Florida, Michael Conley (Debra) of Huntington, WV, Bret Conley of Point Pleasant; daughters, Cindy Kranz of Charleston, WV, Tammy Black of Huntington, WV; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. William was a retired Master...
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Bette Snyder Chandler

June 29, 1925 - January 20, 2014

Bette Snyder Chandler, 88, of Huntington, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at The Wyngate. She was born June 29, 1925 in Huntington, a daughter of the late John and Ethel Brumfield Snyder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Roland Chandler and a sister and brother-in-law, Reba and Carlyle Berry. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Hood (Jeffrey); two grandchildren, Whitney Gesner ...
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Elinore Dannenberg Taylor

November 26, 1929 - January 12, 2014

Elinore Dannenberg Taylor was born in Huntington, West Virginia November 26, 1929 the daughter of Nan Hawkins and Harvey Carter Taylor. She graduated from the Marshall Laboratory School in 1948 and from Duke University in 1952. She worked briefly as a reporter for The Huntington Advertiser and then for WHTN Radio and Television as Continuity and Traffic Director. She later spent a year in...
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Sharon Slack Starkey

May 18, 1937 - January 9, 2014

Sharon Slack Starkey, 76, of Huntington died on Thursday, 9 January 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, 18 January, at 2 pm, at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. There will be a visitation starting at noon prior to the funeral service. Mrs. Starkey was born May 18, 1937 in Ashland, KY, daughter of the late Charles F. and Dorothy Slack. She attended Huntington...
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Sam E. Clagg

November 14, 1920 - January 9, 2014

Dr. Sam E. Clagg, 93, of Huntington, died January 9, 2014 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2014 in the MU Memorial Student Center (BE 5 multi-purpose room). The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Sam was born November 14, 1920 in Huntington, son of the late Frank and Louise Messenger Clagg. In...
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Patricia Vass Sale

January 24, 1928 - January 8, 2014

Patricia Vass Sale, 85, of Huntington, wife of Jack Sale, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, January 11, 2014 by the Rev. Mark Conner at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Pat was born January 24, 1928 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Frank and Kathryn Perdue Vass. She...
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Charles Edwin Polan

February 28, 1938 - January 3, 2014

Charles Edwin Polan, 75, of Huntington, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was the son of Dr. L. M. Polan and Nancy Moore Polan. Charles is survived by one brother, Bill Polan, three nephews, Michael Joseph Polan, Robert Shane Polan and Benjamin F.C. Polan, and a niece, Chase M.M. Polan. He was born in Wheeling, WV and was raised in Huntington. Charles attended...
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Mary Elizabeth Lewis-Riggs

February 19, 1922 - December 28, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Lewis-Riggs, 91, of Naples, FL, formerly of Huntington, died Saturday, December 28, 2013. She was retired from the C & O Rail Road and was the former owner of Riggs Sign Company in Huntington. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time in the cemetery chapel. Mary was born...
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Garneda Neff

February 25, 1923 - December 22, 2013

Garneda Neff, 90, of Huntington, widow of Fred G. Neff., died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Huntington Health and Rehab. She was the Daughter of the late Russell and Agnes Hampton. Garneda Hampton was born in Ribolt, Lewis County, KY. She was raised in Tollesboro, KY. She attended Business College in Portsmouth, Ohio where she later got a job at Dunn Coal Company. It was across the street from...
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William Joseph Thornton

November 23, 1947 - December 21, 2013

William Joseph Thornton, 66, of Huntington died December 21, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. An avid lover of history, music, animals and Huntington, he graduated from Marshall University and retired from the Social Security Administration. As part of his Graduate studies he spent three summers working on archeological dig sites in and around Winchester, England. He would also like you to...
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Panagiota Popi Barouxis

March 8, 1931 - December 20, 2013

Panagiota (Popi) N. Barouxis, 82, formerly of Kollines, Greece and current resident of Ashland, KY, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Popi was preceded in death by her husband Nikolaos G. Barouxis, her brother Christos S. Grivas, and her parents Spyridon and Konstantina Grivas of Kollines, Greece. Popi immigrated to Huntington, WV with her family in 1976,...
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James Norris Franklin

February 13, 1927 - December 10, 2013

James Norris Franklin, 86, of Huntington, widower of Jean Franklin, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home in The Woodlands Retirement Community. He was an avid photographer. Jim was retired from the CSX Corporation and was a former owner of Travel Incorporated. He was born February 13, 1927 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Verlin and Faye Messinger Franklin. In addition to his...
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W. Don Williams

December 3, 1927 - December 4, 2013

Dr. W. Don Williams, of Huntington, passed away the day following his 86th birthday on December 4, 2013 at Madison Park Personal Care Facility where he had been receiving loving care for the past year. Born to Robert C. Williams and Grace Boyd Williams in Akron, Ohio, Don grew up in Yukon, WV in McDowell County, where he attended public schools and graduated from Big Creek High School after...
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Marjory Louise Nickels

September 24, 1927 - November 29, 2013

Marjory L. Nickels, 86, of Huntington, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013. "Margie" was preceded in death by her husband A.B. Nickels. She is survived by a daughter, Arlene Davis, a granddaughter, Nicole Langdon, a grandson, Ryan Potter, two great-granddaughters, Kameron and Madison, and one great-grandson, Mason. A private burial will be held at Woodmere Memorial Park at a later date....
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Tamara Sibrel

February 19, 1958 - November 28, 2013

Tamara "Tammy" Sibrel, 55, of Huntington, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at her home. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 in the Ridgelawn Memorial Park's Chapel . Interment will follow. Tammy is survived by her mother, Ruby Steffen, four siblings, Barry, Marsha, Melody and Shawn. She is also survived by her husband of 31 years, Eugene; one daughter, Eva and two...
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Juanita Mae Moser

April 16, 1922 - November 27, 2013

Juanita Mae "Tiny" Moser, 91, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at her home. Tiny was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Frank W. and Elizabeth Brodtrick. She came to Huntington with her parents in 1937, where she graduated from Huntington East High School in 1941, and began work with Montgomery Ward and Co. Tiny married Raymond B. Moser, also of Huntington, on...
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Dorothy Jeanne Schroeder

July 23, 1923 - November 23, 2013

Dorothy Jeanne "D.J." Schroeder died Saturday, November 23, at The Woodlands Retirement Center, Huntington. She was the daughter of the late J. Bert Schroeder and Stella Pancake Schroeder, and the granddaughter of the late Daniel Jefferson Pancake and Ella Teays Pancake, with whom she was extremely close. Daniel Jefferson Pancake, the early 1900's founder of the Pancake Realty Company, had...
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William "Bill" Riter

August 17, 1953 - November 14, 2013

William "Bill" Louis Riter, 60, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, November 14th at St. Mary's Medical Center. He is survived by a daughter Hannah Holley; a son Eli Riter; a sister Susan Riter and a brother, Robert "Bob" Riter. Bill had a passion for photography. Memorial service will be held at 11am., Sunday, November 17 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by Rabbi Jean Eglinton at Klingel Carpenter...
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Angeline Marie Primerano

August 5, 1925 - November 12, 2013

Angeline M. Primerano, age 88, of Huntington WV passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the Midland Meadows Healthcare Facility in Ona, WV. Angie was born on August 5, 1925 in Pittsburgh PA, the daughter of late Anthony and Rose (Petraglia) Sottolano. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruno D. Primerano, her two brothers Nicholas C. Sottolano and Anthony F. Sottolano and one sister...
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Caroline Groves

September 17, 1920 - November 10, 2013

Caroline Groves, 93 of Huntington, WV, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Madison Park. Visitation will be held at Klingel-Carpenter Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6:00-8:00. Graveside service will be held 1:00pm, Thursday, November 14 at Spring Hill Cemetery. She was born September 17, 1920 in New Castle, New Hampshire to Warner Edrick Jones and Mary Hite. She was...
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Shelba Glenn Pew

March 10, 1914 - November 7, 2013

Shelba Glenn Pew, 99, of Huntington, was reunited with her cherished family and loving Lord on the morning of November 7, 2013 at her home in the Woodlands Community. Shelba was born March 10, 1914 in Huntington, the only child of William Cunningham Pew and Mary Love Pew. She spent her childhood in Huntington WV, walking through the Marshall College campus on her way to elementary school where...
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Patricia Parker Agee

August 8, 1928 - November 2, 2013

Patricia Parker Agee, 85, of Huntington, died Saturday, November 2, 2013 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Pat was born August 8, 1928 in Sylvester, Georgia, a daughter of the late James David and Annie Hazel Spurlin Parker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Floyd Agee. She was a graduate of Shorter College in Rome, GA., a member of the First Presbyterian...
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Irvine Winter Parsons

October 4, 1920 - November 1, 2013

Irvine Winter Parsons, 93, of Huntington, West Virginia died peacefully at home on November 1, 2013. Irvine was born October 4, 1920, in Montour, Pennsylvania. She was the late daughter of August F. Winter and Agnes Winter of Logan, West Virginia. She was a music teacher in the Cabell County School system for forty years having taught music to thousands of children at both Lincoln Elementary and...
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Joseph G. Martorella

April 19, 1937 - October 30, 2013

Joseph Gerard Martorella, 76, of Huntington died October 30, 2013, at home. A native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Duquesne University, he came to West Virginia to go to law school and received his JD degree from West Virginia University College of Law in 1964. Active in the Poverty Wars of the 1960's, he worked in the state Office of Economic Opportunity and trained lawyers in the VISTA...
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Henry Lankin Ducker

February 2, 1928 - October 23, 2013

Henry Lakin Ducker Jr., the first of three sons of Judge Henry Lakin Ducker and Frances Talbot Ducker was born February 2nd 1928 with a severe cerebral hemorrhage which caused extensive physical injuries and other limitations which he ignored and always maintained a happy disposition. He died on October 23, 2013, in Huntington, at the age of 84, eighty some years past his early life...
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Maxine Miller Hoke

September 1, 1919 - October 22, 2013

Maxine Miller Hoke, 94, of Huntington, widow of Edgar C. Hoke, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born September 1, 1919 in Huntington, the daughter of the late William T. and Martha Carpenter Miller. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Leon I. Miller, Forrest F. Miller and Kenneth K. Miller. She was a graduate of Huntington High...
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George David Beldon

September 21, 1939 - October 20, 2013

George David Beldon, 74, of Huntington, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at his home with his wife by his side. George was born September 21, 1939 in Paintsville, KY, the son of the late James Russell and Virginia Carolyn Beldon. Memorial services will be 2pm Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. The family will receive friends from noon until service time. George was a 1961...
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Lorena May Copley

June 22, 1924 - October 11, 2013

Lorena May Aborizk Copley, widow of App F. Copley, 89, of Charleston, W.Va. formerly of Chesapeake, Ohio, was joyfully called into Heaven on Friday, October 11, 2013; she was born June 22, 1924 in Huntington, WV. She was the daughter of the late Abraham K. and Mary Mariage Aborizk. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, baby Turner and Robert D. Turner; one brother...
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Michael Aaron Wheeler

February 17, 1979 - October 9, 2013

Michael Aaron Wheeler, 34, of the Highlawn area of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Huntington. He was born February 17, 1979 in Kalamazoo, Mich., a son of Judy Carol Wheeler of Huntington. He worked with his brother at Stogie's Discount Tobacco in Huntington. In addition to his mother he is survived by his daughter, Kayla May Wheeler of Huntington; a brother and sister...
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