Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

When Stevens & Grass Funeral Home opened its doors in 1967, the founders pledged to provide their neighbors, peers and the community of Malden with the finest service available. Today, our entire staff is committed to upholding that pledge. We are one of the area's most beautiful and most trusted names in family care and we invite you learn more about us. Stepping into the newly remodeled Stevens & Grass Funeral Home brings to mind the friendly grandeur of a beautifully maintained home. The original building, a private residence built in 1926, has been transformed into an even lovelier facility, complete with the classic charm of yesteryear and the modern amenities of tomorrow. The spacious foyer of Stevens & Grass opens into two finely decorated chapels. The larger of these, seats 200 guests and offers a separate family gathering area, if desired. A pleasant arrangement room and full lounge area add to the comfort of visitors and help to accommodate special needs and requests. Stevens & Grass is fully handicapped-accessible and provides ample parking. Our dedicated staff members are always on hand to offer personal assistance or answer any questions you may have. We know the importance of serving families at a time of grief. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or would like a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. At Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Edith Iliene Stephens

September 19, 1932 - July 17, 2014

Iliene Stephens, 81, surrounded by her loving family, peacefully left this world to be at home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born the only child of the late Isaiah and Mary Kinser on September 19, 1932, Iliene was reared in the coal camps of Hughes Creek. As a young adult, she worked as a secretary for the WV State Police and later as a cook for the...
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Theron Hughart

May 16, 1937 - July 7, 2014

Theron Clark Hughart, 77, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Winnie Hughart; brothers, Eddie and Ted Hughart; sister, Juanita Proctor; and grandson, Jamie White.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Sonja Hughart; his eight children, Steve Hughart, Mike Hughart and wife, Sheila, of...
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Nancy Irene Lilly

August 29, 1944 - July 6, 2014

Nancy Irene Lilly, 69, of Charleston, passed away on July 6, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House. She was born at Flattop on August 29, 1944, a daughter of the late Lowell and Julina Adkins Phillips. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Irene Capps. Nancy was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her loving husband, Bennie Lee Lilly; son, Bennie Lee Lilly II of...
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Martin Allen Snodgrass

February 2, 1963 - July 5, 2014

Martin Allen “Marty” Snodgrass, passed away on July 5, 2014. He was born February 2, 1963 in Charleston to the late Robert and Mildred “Maxine” Snodgrass. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Lee Snodgrass. Marty attended Charleston High School where he was known as “Hot Shot Marty” as he could make a basket from...
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Edward Wayne Wolfe

August 31, 1946 - June 30, 2014

In loving memory of Edward Wayne Wolfe, “Eddie”, 68 of Nitro, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. He was born in Putney on August 31, 1946, a son of the late Edward and Roena Wolfe. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Jenny Wolfe and Ollis and Flora Mack. He is survived by his sons, Robert “Robbie” Wolfe and Richard “ Ricky” Wolfe; his...
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Randall Leon Wood

January 27, 1957 - June 27, 2014

Randall Leon Wood, 57 of Belle went home to be with the Lord on Friday June 27, 2014. Randy was born in Charleston on January 27, 1957 to the late Eldion Leon & Clara Anne Pauley Wood. He was a 1976 Graduate of East Bank High School and attended the South East Church of the Nazarene. He was employed at the Anchor Tobacco Company in Charleston. Randy loved to sing gospel music and began...
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Vicki Lynn Lanham

May 10, 1952 - June 24, 2014

Vicki Lynn Lanham, born May 10, 1952, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lanham; her father, Gene Toney; her mother, Patricia Buckner Toney; her uncle, R. "Bobby" Buckner; and her grandparents.She is survived by her uncle, Larry Jake Buckner and wife, Carol; aunt, Linda Gay and husband, Paul, all...
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Debra Kay Jarrett

July 8, 1960 - June 21, 2014

Debra Kay Jarrett, 53 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Debra was born in Charleston on July 8, 1960 to the late Harry & Naomi Taylor Pence. She was a member of the Oakridge Bible Church. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Roberts. She is survived by her loving husband, Clay...
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Darrell Wayne Legg

October 6, 1948 - June 13, 2014

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Barbara Jane Martin

November 7, 1927 - June 8, 2014

Barbara “Bobbi” Jane Martin, 86 passed away peacefully on Sunday June 8, 2014 at the Putnam Center in Teays Valley.Barbara was born November 7, 1927 in Logan. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Garfield and Harriet Ellen Hunter and her daughter, Kathleen Baber.She retired from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. She was a member of the Valley Grove Church of...
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Esta Mae Keeney

February 4, 1917 - June 5, 2014

Esta Mae McGlothin Keeney, of Witcher, died at Hilltop Nursing Home at the age of 97 on June 5, 2014. She was born February 4, 1917, and was preceded in death by her parents, Elahu and Lucy McGlothin; her husband, Nick B. Keeney; brother, Orval McGlothin; and sister, Iva Jarvis. Esta is survived by daughters, Lucy Alice Deboard of Maysel, and Nancy Hoy and husband, Paul, of Belle; son,...
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Keith E. GARTEN

January 19, 1938 - June 2, 2014

Kenny “Tator” Garten, 76, of Blount, went on to play music on the big band stand in the sky on June 2, 2014. Kenny played music for over 60 years and was known for being “One of the Best” guitar pickers in the area. He was known as "Tator" on stage. Kenny loved and will be missed by his daughter, Pam Farmer of Amarillo, Texas, and one grandson Brandon Farmer,...
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Martha Belcher

April 11, 1943 - June 2, 2014

Martha L. Patchell Mason Belcher, 71, of Hernshaw, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 2, 2014. Martha was born in Charleston on April 11, 1943, to the late Rev. D.C. and Emily Wallace Patchell. She was a very devoted Christian and a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Kanawha City. She drew her strength from daily personal Bible Study and her love of southern gospel music. Along...
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Shirley Ann Harmon

October 16, 1946 - May 27, 2014

Shirley Ann Harmon, 67 of Campbell’s Creek, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Shirley was retired from CAMC and was a member of the Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold & Edna Layton Moore; husband, Shirley Harmon. She is survived by her daughter, Penny (Steven) Proctor; grandchildren, Roger...
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Gladys Evelina Wright

October 2, 1925 - May 26, 2014

Gladys E. Wright, 88, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord and Robert on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. Gladys was born at Coal Fork on October 2, 1925, the fifth daughter of the late Roma and Mabel Wilson Trigg. She began work at the age of 17 for the Point Lick Company Store and Post Office, where she met the love of her life, Robert. After...
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Winston Glen Arnold

April 14, 1923 - May 25, 2014

Winston Glen Arnold, 91 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord Sunday May 25, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.Winston was born in Charleston on April 14, 1923 to the William & Ammy Kilburn Arnold. He served his country in the US Navy during WW II. He was a retired Electrician with the Kanawha County Board of Education with 17 years of service and attended the Valley Grove...
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Ella Rose Wood

January 3, 1929 - May 23, 2014

Ella Rose Wood, 85 of Malden went home to be with the Lord Friday May 23, 2014. Ella was born at Jodie on January 3, 1929 to the late Chester & Gladys Skaggs Huffman. She was a member of the Malden Baptist Church. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wood; sister, Violet Mae Hensley. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Keith) Stathers of Nitro; son,...
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Vaughan Guy Bryant

January 12, 1962 - May 18, 2014

Vaughan Guy Bryant, 52, of Malden, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was born in Charleston on January 12, 1962, a son of the late Ray and Stella Bryant. Guy was a truck driver for FTL Trucking. He was of the apostolic faith and was baptized in October of 2004. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bryant; daughters, Frances Louise Deyton of Greenville, TN and Angela Maria Rae Bryant of...
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Richard Lee Holstein

October 13, 1962 - May 18, 2014

  Richard Lee “Ricky” Holstein Jr., 51, of Ashford, went home to be with the Lord after his battle with cancer on May 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Enola.  Ricky was a ...
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Herbert Sizemore

April 20, 2014

Herbert Sizemore, 79, of Malden (formerly of Mammoth), passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, after an extended illness. Herb was a Christian who enjoyed family, friends, worship, and gospel music. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hattie Sizemore; brothers, Clarence, Lloyd, James (Bunk), Everett (Tink), and Henry (Sparky). ...
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Dorothy Jean "Dot" Grove

March 23, 1925 - April 19, 2014

Dorothy Jean "Dot" Grove, 89, passed away Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Dot was born March 23, 1925, and was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 65 years, Lester R. Grove; four brothers, Frank, Jim, Lloyd and Henry Edwards; and a half brother, Charles Flesher. Dot was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great...
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H. Wayne Blake

June 19, 1938 - April 19, 2014

Harold "Wayne" Blake, 75, of Campbells Creek Drive, Charleston, departed this life on April 19, 2014, at his home with his loving family in attendance. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alfred and Mary Blake; his beloved daughter, Catherine Osborne; and stepdaughter, Robin Ferrell Curry. Wayne was a retired brakeman/conductor with 37 years of service with Conrail Railroad....
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R. Lee Stewart

May 9, 1990 - April 14, 2014

Lee Stewart, 23, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born in Charleston on May 9, 1990, and was a graduate of Riverside High School. Lee was employed by A-Star Construction as a laborer. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie L. Holliday of Charleston; father, Raymond J. Stewart of Clay; son, Adrian Stewart of Belle; and fiancée, Maeve Cox of Belle. The funeral...
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Linda E. McDaniel

February 4, 1946 - April 12, 2014

Linda E. McDaniel, Loving Mother, Daughter, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunt, Companion, 68 of Elkview passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 12, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston following a long illness. She was born in Mammoth to Ruby (Landers) and the late Clarence McDaniel on February 4, 1946. She was raised on Georges Creek and...
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Kenneth Leslie Cross

January 19, 1972 - April 11, 2014

Kenneth Leslie "Ken" Cross, 42 years young, of Dunbar, WV, went to be with the Lord Friday April 11, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after suffering a short time with cancer. Ken was born January 19, 1972 in Alexandria, VA. Grew up and resided in Elkins, WV with father, Edwin Cross, recently deceased, and mother Wilda "Willie" Cross, along with brothers, Ernie and Emmett Cross. He was a 1994...
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Linda L. Cochran

April 6, 1945 - April 7, 2014

Linda L. Cochran, 69, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters. Linda is survived by her husband, Clyde Cochran; three children, Richard White of Cross Lanes, Lisa (Mike) Kessel of Big Chimney and Michelle (Roger) Kidd of Cross Lanes; 11 grandchildren; five great...
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George Wesley Keener

October 29, 1926 - April 7, 2014

George Wesley Keener, 87, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was retired from the United States Air Force with 32 years of service. George is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, with military honors. There will be no visitation.
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Kathryn Adele Brown

July 1, 1924 - April 6, 2014

Kathryn Adele Brown, 89, of Nitro, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born July 1, 1924 in Cedar Grove, she was the daughter of the late J. W. and Cecil Hudnall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Pig" Brown; sister, Jennie Banks; brothers, Robert, Harold, Walter, William "Bill" Hudnall...
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Chester Ira McNeely

January 27, 1922 - April 4, 2014

Chester Ira McNeely, 92, of Belle went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law following a long illness. Chester was born at Peck Mills on January 27, 1922, to the late Leander Doran and Emma Virginia Parcell McNeely. He was retired from Elkem Metals with 35 years of service. Chester was a U. S. Army veteran and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. ...
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Brooks Lanham

August 7, 1940 - April 3, 2014

Brooks Lanham, 73, of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Brooks was born in Charleston on August 7, 1940, to the late Orville Brooks and Imogene Lanham. He was a retired funeral attendant and courier for Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, among others in the valley. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston and a...
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Michael David Moore

May 26, 1948 - March 30, 2014

Michael David Moore, 65 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord, Sunday March 30, 2014. Mike was born May 26, 1948. He was retired from Jack B. Kelley Trucking. He was a US Army Veteran having served during Vietnam. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time outdoors. Mike is survived by his wife, Leona Moore; children, Tammy, Tracy & David Moore; brother, Chris Smith; step-daughter...
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Annie Bryant Landers

April 14, 1921 - March 28, 2014

Annie Bryant Landers, 92, of Campbell's Creek, entered into eternal rest March 28, 2014, with her daughters by her side. Born April 14, 1921 at Odessa in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Everett Bryant and Florence Short Bryant. Annie was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Carl Landers; daughter Janet; brothers Herman, James, Ronnie, Harm; sisters Nancy Gibson, Marie...
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Reginia Denise Bradley

December 29, 1966 - March 26, 2014

Regina Denise Bradley, born December 29, 1966, walked into Heaven on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Irvin and Janice Jewell Bradley, and her sister, Diana K. Kiser. She lived in Chelyan but had been a resident of Miletree Center in Spencer for two years, where she was well cared for. Our loss is Heaven's gain, for Regina was a special person who loved...
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Phyllis Ballard

March 24, 2014

Phyllis Ballard, 89, of Kanawha City, died peacefully Monday, March 24, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House after a brief illness. Born and raised in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Ballard; her sisters, Margaret and Jetta Jones; and her brothers, Frank D. Jones, Jr. and John J. Jones. ...
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Jerry Thomas Bess

January 14, 1935 - March 23, 2014

Jerry Thomas Bess, 78, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at CAMC General Hospital. He was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on January 14, 1935. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (Anna) Burns Bess; daughter, Elaine Thomas; brother, Leonard Wysong, Jr.; and sister, Cheryl Wysong. During his military career, he served in Korea and Vietnam and retired from the United...
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Chilton Mullins

January 8, 1919 - March 22, 2014

Chilton Mullins, 95, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was retired pipefitter and welder from E.I. DuPont. He was a WW II Army veteran earning a Bronze Star for service in North Africa and Italy. He was a faithful member of the Esta Memorial Independent Baptist Church for over 20 years, loved Gospel music and...
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Julian Edward Ballard, Jr.

March 4, 1921 - March 20, 2014

Julian E. Ballard, Jr. passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the age of 93. He was born in Jeffery, WV on March 4, 1921, to Julian E. and Lilly Hager Ballard. He graduated from Scott High School in 1939 and attended Concord College for an AB degree in Elementary Education in 1943. He then served 3 years in the Air Force 1943 -1946. He married Maxine Peyton after his military service. ...
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Mary Ellen Kessler

March 17, 2014

Mary Ellen Kessler, 62, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Hubbard Hospice House after a brief illness. Mary worked for and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. She was a loving wife, mother, and lastly a proud grandmother. She was an amazing woman who had a zest for life and truly embodied the word determination. She was loved by many, and will be...
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Barbara Ann Wells

July 3, 1939 - March 14, 2014

Barbara Ann Wells, 74 of Hernshaw, passed away March 14, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Barbara was born July 3, 1939 in Gallipolis, OH to the late Austin & Frances Hill. She was retired with 32 years of service from the WV State Department of Employment Security and was a member of the Shrewsbury Church of God. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister,...
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Eva Faye Pritt

October 1, 1946 - March 13, 2014

Eva Faye Pritt, 67, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at home following a short illness. She was born October 1, 1946, in Clay County to the late Lloyd and Reta Brown. Along with her husband, James Darrell, they started Pritt Tire Sales in their Campbells Creek home garage and grew it over the next 46 years into a well known family business. In addition to the...
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Adelina Maria "Nellie" Petrella

December 23, 1918 - March 13, 2014

Adelina Maria "Nellie" Petrella, of Rand, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 95 on March 13, 2014. Nellie retired from Armour Meat Company. Born December 23, 1918 at Boomer, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Oranda Petrella and twelve brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sister, Mary Leonard of Michigan; daughter, Patty (Jerry)...
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Paul Madison Norman

March 4, 1958 - February 24, 2014

Paul Madison Norman, 55 of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Monday February 24, 2014 surrounded by loved ones following a long illness. Paul was born in Charleston on March 4, 1958 to Nute and Nancy Norman. He was a Navy Veteran. Paul loved the Lord and was studying to be a minister. He is survived by his parents Nute and Nancy Norman of Florida; sister, Tammy Norman of...
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Verneece Clara Saul "Bib" Welch

February 4, 1932 - February 22, 2014

Verneece Saul "Bib" Welch, 82, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Bib was born at Sumerco on February 4, 1932, to the late Jahue and Martha McCormick Saul. She was retired from St. Francis West and a member of the Chandler Drive Church of God. She was a loving and caring person who was always concerned about others. Along with...
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Rebecca A. "Becky" Parsons

April 14, 1948 - February 16, 2014

Rebecca A. Parsons, 65, of Marmet, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born in Charleston on April 14, 1948, to the late George and Opal Toler. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Union United Methodist Church, Pliney. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to be and sister. She never knew a...
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Nellie K. Skeen

June 6, 1917 - February 13, 2014

Nellie K. Skeen, 96 of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday February 13, 2014 at home after a short illness. She was born June 6, 1917 in Jackson County to Alemda and Loren Johnson. Nellie worked at the Libby Owens Glass Plant. She was preceded in death by her husband's William Roscoe Legg and Oshel Skeen and her son Charles E. Legg. She is survived by her daughter...
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Mary Ann Campbell

May 29, 1927 - February 9, 2014

Mary Ann Campbell, 86, of Charleston went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the Hubbard Hospice House West. Mary was born in Charleston on May 29, 1927, to the late Wallace and Rosa Hunter Stone. Mary was a victorious Christian and longed for everyone that she met to be saved and live with her in Heaven. Even in her many years of sickness and pain, she was full of joy and...
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Jerry Dean Page

July 30, 1948 - February 5, 2014

Jerry D. Page, 65, of Campbells Creek, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Cleveland Clinic from complications of Marfan syndrome. He was a member of Teamster Local 175 and after working many years in the trucking industry, he retired from Praxair. He was a member of Salina Lodge No. 27 A.F. & A. M., Scottish Rite and Beni Kedem Shrine. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Paul "David" Gay

August 12, 1960 - February 5, 2014

Paul "David" Gay, 53, of Witcher Creek, passed away February 5, 2014, of a heart attack. David is survived by his wife of 31 years, Donna Marie (Craigo) Gay, who loved him dearly and the love of his life, his daughter, Hanniah Marie. Also survived by his parents, Paul and Linda Gay of Georges Creek; sisters, Kim (Zack) Samples and Kelli Walker-Albright; mother-in-law, Betty Craigo; sisters...
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Karen Louise England Boyd

May 15, 1953 - January 31, 2014

Karen L. England Boyd, 60, of Charleston, passed away at Oak Ridge Center, Charleston, on January 31, 2014. She was a 1971 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. She worked for 20 years at Verizon as a Directory Assistance Operator and was a member of the CWA Union Local 2001 as a Union Rep. Karen was preceded in death by parents, Junior and Mary England; step-mother, Maxine England;...
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Margaret Ann Hopkins

July 6, 1929 - January 30, 2014

Margaret Ann Hopkins, 84, of Belle, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the home of her daughter following a long illness. She was born in Camden-on-Gauley on July 6, 1929, to the late Frank and Ressie (Simmons) Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ellis Junior Hopkins and her sister, Mary Frances Poole. Margie graduated from Cowen High School in Webster County. ...
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Victoria Sue "Vicky" Knapp

April 21, 1955 - January 29, 2014

Vicky Knapp, 58, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Sherman and Betty Hunt. She was a member of Farrar Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her devoted husband of 41 years, Darrell; son, Darrell Jr. and his wife, Lori, of Hughes Creek; daughters, Shelby Hicks and her husband, Danny, and Sherry Russell and her husband,...
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Thomas Glen Phillips

June 6, 1924 - January 27, 2014

On January 27, 2014, the Phillips family lost a wonderful father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. For more than 89 years, Glen Phillips lived a life that left an impression on everyone he touched. He came from humble beginnings on a small farm in Saulsville, WV, where he was the second born of Lacy and Susie's eight children. Although he is preceded in death by his wife, Audrey, they...
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Earl Calvin Smith

October 30, 1943 - January 24, 2014

Earl C. Smith, 70 of Charleston, WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday January 24, 2014 at his home in High Point, NC. Earl was a life long resident of Charleston, Born October 30, 1943 to the late Cecil & Fannie McBride Smith of Bakers Fork. He was a 1961 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Morris Harvery College. He retired in September 2013 from Love Lexus with 30 years...
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Daniel Allen "Dan" Hancock

April 16, 1955 - January 16, 2014

Daniel Allen "Dan" Hancock, of Belle, died on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at his home. He was born on April 16, 1955, to the late L. F. "Heag" and Freda Hancock of Belle. Dan was a 1973 graduate of DuPont High School. Dan was retired from Union Carbide Construction where he worked 19 ½ years and most recent employer Greenwood Inc. In April, Dan dedicated his life to the Lord. He is...
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Keith Roger Carpenter

July 24, 1944 - January 3, 2014

Keith R. Carpenter, 69, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 3, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Keith was born in Charleston on July 24, 1944, to the late Henry and Dollie Carpenter. He retired in 1999 from the WV Turnpike Commission with over 33 years of service. Keith was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and ride his four wheeler. He was a member of the...
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Eugene "U.G." Crowder

August 24, 1922 - January 2, 2014

Eugene "U.G." Crowder, 91, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Eugene was the son of the late Admiral D. and Nellar Crowder and grandson of the late Esther Stone. He was preceded in death by Ruby Young Crowder, his wife of 63 years, as well as two sisters, Wilma Hodge and Lorraine Miller. He was a lifelong resident of...
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Pauline Eleanor Thomas Tomlinson

May 8, 1923 - January 1, 2014

Pauline Thomas Tomlinson, 90, of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Pauline graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School as the first graduating class January 1941. She retired from St. Francis Hospital as a nursing assistant and volunteered at the old Staats Hospital and Doctors Hospital. She was a member of the Point Lick...
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Ruth Carol Craigo

June 12, 1942 - December 31, 2013

Ruth Carol Craigo, 71 danced thru Heaven's Gate on December 31, 2013 surrounded by the love of family and friends. Ruth was the middle of five children born to Phillip & Violet Adkins of Charleston, who have long been waiting for her arrival home. Ruth is also preceded in death by her brother, Earl and husband, Bernard "Buck" Samples & companion, Walter "Red Bird" Hudnall. Ruth is survived...
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William DeWayne Sigman

April 29, 1952 - December 29, 2013

William DeWayne Sigman, 61, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013. He was born in Charleston on April 29, 1952, to the late Forrest and Ethel Young Sigman. He was previously employed by Amherst Industries. He was a member of Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed playing music. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ronald, Keith and...
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Eura Lorene Holtsclaw

January 13, 1924 - December 29, 2013

Eura Lorene Holtsclaw, 89, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with her heavenly Father on December 29, 2013. She will be reunited with her beloved husband, the Reverend James William Holtsclaw, oh what a joyous, blessed day! She is survived by her loving children, James Stephen Holtsclaw, his wife, Susan, of Charleston, Joy Holtsclaw Griffith, her husband, Earl, of Malden, Matthew B....
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Jerry Lee Johnson

October 5, 1944 - December 24, 2013

Jerry Lee Johnson, 69 of Charleston passed away December 24, 2013 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born October 5, 1944 in Williamsburg, WV. Jerry, also known as "Buckshot" worked as a driver for Smith Transfer and Liquid Transport. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.W. & Madaline Houghton; grandparents, Ben & Ina Johnson; brother, Charles (Butch) Houghton. Jerry is...
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Brenda Kay Blaker

April 11, 1946 - December 21, 2013

Brenda Kay Blaker, 67 of Charleston passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at home after a long illness. She was born in Charleston on April 11, 1946 to the late James R. and Anna Maxine Siders. Brenda was a homemaker and last worked as a waitress at several area restaurants. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Louetta Burdette. She is survived by her sons,...
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Edith Geraldine Kilburn

June 20, 1923 - December 21, 2013

Edith Geraldine Kilburn, 90, died Saturday, December 21, 2013, she was the oldest living member of Big Bottom Baptist Church at Tad and a loyal servant of the Lord. Geraldine was born in Tad on June 30, 1923, to the late Tad and Gladys Dunlap. She was a retired postmaster. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Teddy" Kilburn; and sisters, Alice...
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William Charles "Bill" Todd

August 12, 1929 - December 20, 2013

William Charles "Bill" Todd, 84, of Hernshaw, born August 12, 1929, to Lillian Pappel and Estill F. Todd in Harvey, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beulah (Joe) Ferrell and Jean (Richard) Washburn; brother, Virgil (Ruth) Todd; nephew, Danny Ray Todd; and brother-in-law, Robert Golden. Bill is survived by his wife of 55 ½ years, Donna Raines Todd; daughters,...
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Dana Michael Norfolk

November 20, 1971 - December 18, 2013

Dana Michael Norfolk, 42, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness. Dana had a caring, giving, compassionate, and selfless heart. During his time here he served on both Rand and Clay County Volunteer Fire Departments. He donated a lot of time working as a volunteer at several charities in...
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Adam Nathaniel Blount

May 16, 1983 - December 14, 2013

Adam Nathaniel Blount, 30, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2013, where he will be joining his buddies, Robbie and Bimbo, and his granny, Zenith M. Ramsey, in Heaven. Adam was a lifelong and faithful member of Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. Adam loved the outdoors, the beach and ATV rides with his brothers, Aaron and Andrew. When he wasn't outdoors you could find...
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Tim McCoy Mullins

March 21, 1946 - December 12, 2013

Tim McCoy Mullins, 67, of Charleston passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House. He was born at Sanderson on March 21, 1946, to the late Glen Harold and Wavie Virginia Mullins. Tim was a former employee at Shoney's. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Larhea Foster, Joan Elizabeth Lanham and Bonnie Gayle Dienes; and brother, Charlie Wayne Mullins. ...
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Sharon Kay Bunch

December 13, 1959 - December 7, 2013

Sharon Kay Bunch, 53, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, formerly of Charleston, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013. Sharon was born in Charleston on December 13, 1959, to the late Granville and Naomi Jean Stiltner Osborne. She was a homemaker and loved to draw and make crafts and loved to go fishing. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lacy Bunch; and...
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Ronnie Lee Kinison

August 6, 1950 - December 3, 2013

Ronnie Lee Kinison, beloved husband and father, went home to be with the Lord. He was born August 6, 1950, born and raised in Charleston and graduated from DuPont High School. Ronnie was a longtime employee at Malden Public Service, a longtime coach for Northeast Little League and was an avid outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by his father, George Ronald Kinison; and his mother,...
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Harvey Ratliff

March 28, 1936 - November 28, 2013

Harvey Ratliff, 77 of Blount died on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013. He was born on March 28, 1936 and the last surviving son of Lewis and Ida (Belcher) Ratliff. He was an Army Veteran, having served in Germany. He worked at Buzz Products as supervisor in the meat packing room, a coal miner, member of the UMWA, and retired from West Virginia State University with 23 years of service. ...
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Beatrice "Beadie" Mullins

May 8, 1921 - November 24, 2013

Beatrice "Beadie" Mullins, 92, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House with her daughter by her side. Beadie was born May 8, 1921, in Witcher, to the late Edward and Lucy Hunt. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. During her life time she was a caregiver to anyone who needed a helping hand. She always taught her...
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Eugene Gordon Youell

January 5, 1923 - November 23, 2013

Eugene Gordon Youell, 90, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at his home in St. Inigoes, Maryland, where he had been living with his daughter, Patty, and her family since 2009. Gordon will be remembered as a selflessly giving, amazingly devoted husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was an avid fisherman, and he loved to tinker at his workbench...
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Mark Dunlap

December 17, 1957 - November 18, 2013

Mark Dunlap, 55, of Williamstown, passed away November 18, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Mark was born December 17, 1957, in Charleston to Lewis and Alice (Jones) Dunlap. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and had been employed at DuPont - Wood County Plant as an operator. Mark enjoyed all sports especially NASCAR, baseball and football and he also loved to shop. In...
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Alvin Reid "Al" Campbell

May 10, 1939 - November 17, 2013

Alvin Reid Campbell, 74, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Al was born at Gallagher on May 10, 1939, to the late Loran Lloyd and Cora Gladys Wilson Campbell. He was the Founder and CEO of Statewide Mobile Homes on Campbells Creek. He was a 1957 graduate of DuPont High School and was a 60 year member of the...
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Gracie Stewart

January 10, 1923 - November 16, 2013

Gracie Stewart, 90 of Blount went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Hubbard Hospice House West. She was a housewife and member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church, Blount; and was born on January 10, 1923 to Joe & Pricie Ratliff. Gracie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stewart, Jr.; sisters, Erma Burdette, Ivory Daniels, Violet Stiltner and Opal Ratliff;...
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Jackie Lynn Goff

June 1, 1961 - November 16, 2013

Jackie Lynn Goff, 52, of Charleston passed away November 16, 2013 at Select Care, St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston and a faithful Christian. Jackie was a kind and caring spirit who had a great love for her family and friends. She loved the ocean and spending time with her 'grandbabies'. She was disabled from CAMC admitting after 30 years...
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Constance Ann Bowles

February 4, 1946 - November 8, 2013

Constance Ann Bowles, known to all of her family and friends as "Connie", 67 of Sissonville, passed away Friday November 8, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Connie was born February 4, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Harold & Mazella Wiseman. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend and loved watching QVC and her dogs Elvis and Rosie. She will be missed by...
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Charles Jefferson "Jeff" Hunt

November 15, 1958 - November 6, 2013

Charles Jefferson "Jeff" Hunt, 54, of Parkersburg, formerly of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Jeff was a 1977 graduate of Charleston High School. He was an avid sports fan and loved his "Mountaineers." He was preceded in death by his father, Grover E. Hunt; uncle, Don Joe Hunt. He is survived by his son, Peter E. Hunt of Charleston; mother, Willadine Hunt of...
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Michael Lewis Clark

September 3, 1950 - November 4, 2013

Michael Lewis Clark of South Charleston died November 4, 2013, surrounded by much of his family after a long illness. He was 63. Mike leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Judith Atkins Clark, as well as his daughter, Charity Upton of South Charleston, and his two granddaughters, Kayden and Kinsey. He is also survived by brothers, Eugene Clark of St. Albans, Phillip Clark of Pulaski VA, Bobby...
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Carolyn Sue Martin-Proctor

February 26, 1958 - October 28, 2013

Carolyn Sue Martin-Proctor, 55, of Charleston, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday, October 28, 2013. She was born February 26, 1958, and was a daughter of the late Leonard and Lita Martin. Carolyn is survived by her children, Keith Martin and Steven (Alisha) Martin, of Charleston; sisters, Mary Caldwell and Kay Campbell of Ocala, Florida; brothers, Paul (Sharon) Martin...
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Imogene Frances Midkiff Lanham

March 7, 1923 - October 28, 2013

The angels came and lifted our mother, Imogene F. Midkiff Lanham, 90, into the arms of the Lord on Monday, October 28, 2013, and out of the terrible disease Alzheimer's, that has crippled her life for years. She is now at peace. We will miss her dearly, as she takes a big part of us when she departed. She will be with us always, as she left us so many special memories of a wonderful mother....
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Fred Douglas "Doug" Means

August 17, 1936 - October 20, 2013

Doug Means, 77, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. He was born on August 17, 1936, to Fred and Hester Means, who preceded him in death. His sister, Gladys Brown, also preceded him in death. He was a talented stone mason for many years in the Charleston area and left his artful touch in many homes over the years. Later in his life, he became a coal...
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Martha Agnes Hatcher Burkey

March 7, 1917 - October 17, 2013

Martha Agnes Hatcher Burkey, 96, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at her home. She was born in Edmond, Fayette County, on March 7, 1917, a daughter of the late John Henry and Alice Smales Hatcher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis F. Burkey; sister, Mary Hatcher Arthur; and brothers, Estle, Grover, Noel, Richard, Irvin and J. W. "Woodie" Hatcher. ...
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Charles Ray Lawrence

July 1, 1923 - October 17, 2013

Charles Ray Lawrence, 90, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013, at his home. Charles was born in Cedar Grove on July 1, 1923, to the late Ray and Minnie Selbe Lawrence. He was retired from Union Carbide with 32 years of service and was a World War II Army veteran. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a great husband, dad and grandfather. Along with his parents, he...
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Patsy Sue Smith

March 6, 1941 - October 16, 2013

Patsy Sue Smith, 72, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at home surrounded by loved ones following a long illness. Patsy was born in Charleston on March 6, 1941, to the late Earl and Grace Newman. She was a 1958 graduate of DuPont High School. She formerly worked at the Trivillians Pharmacy for 21 years and also worked at the Perdue's IGA on...
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Cassie Alvie Kitchen

June 4, 1918 - October 16, 2013

Cassie Alvie Kitchen, 95, of Charleston passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Cassie was born at Decatur, Ohio, on June 4, 1918, to the late Frank and Manda Evans. She was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education with over 20 years of service. She was a devout Christian and a member of the East Bank Church of the Nazarene and a member of the Women's Auxiliary of East Bank. She...
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Cody Jeffrey Perdue

March 30, 1996 - October 12, 2013

Cody Jeffrey Perdue, 17, of Little Creek, died October 12, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Route 61, near Marmet. Cody was a senior at Riverside High School and attended Carver Career Center. He had attended the Presbyterian Church at Winifrede. Cody played basketball for the WV Runnin Rebels and football for the WV Miners. He also coached the Twin City Miners...
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Erma Elizabeth Turner

August 1, 1936 - October 8, 2013

In loving memory of Erma Elizabeth Turner, 77, of Rand, she departed this world on October 8, 2013, after a prolonged illness. Born August 1, 1936, the middle child, to Lakin C. Taylor and Opal Wines Taylor, she was a resident of Rand since the age of four years. She was a seamstress for many years and retired from Nationwise Auto Parts in Kanawha City. She was active with the Rand Community...
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Ernest Kisamore

March 19, 1927 - October 7, 2013

Ernest Kisamore, 86, of Kanawha City, went home to join his beloved wife, Stella Marie Kisamore, on Monday, October 7, 2013. His passing was peaceful, as he was surrounded at home by his family. He was born March 19, 1927, in Porterwood, Tucker County, to the late Texie and Rollie Kisamore. Ernest was retired from Raines Lincoln Mercury. He was a member of Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle....
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Gary Brent Jernell

August 23, 1947 - October 6, 2013

Gary Brent Jernell, 66, of Cross Lanes passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013, CAMC General Hospital after an extended illness. Gary was born in Charleston on August 23, 1947, to the late John and Dorothy Campbell Jernell. He worked for many years in the funeral industry. He went on to become an auto salesman for several Ford dealerships in the Charleston area and then later sold hearses and...
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Joshua Andrew Morris

April 17, 1985 - September 30, 2013

Joshua Andrew Morris of Glendale, Arizona, saluted the Captain of the Lord of hosts as he entered Heaven's gates on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the age of twenty-eight. Josh was born on April 17, 1985, in Charlotte, North Carolina, but lived most of his life in Tucson, Arizona. He received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Pensacola Christian College. He was a senior airman...
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Elmer Leonard "Boo" Wheatcraft, Jr.

June 30, 1959 - September 24, 2013

Elmer "Boo" Wheatcraft Jr., 54, of Charleston, passed away on September 24, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Preceding him in death were his parents, Elmer Sr. and Betty Wheatcraft; and brother, James E. Moles II. Survivors include his sisters, Jeanette Pleva and Virginia Moles, both of Charleston and Yvonne Hollar of Hurricane; and brother, Robert Moles of Charleston. As per his wishes,...
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Marilyn Yvonne Smith

February 1, 1936 - September 19, 2013

Marilyn Yvonne Smith, 77, of Dunbar, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, September 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob D. Smith; infant son, Jerry Layne; mother, Maycel Hodge; father, Frank Hodge; father and mother-in-law, Fred and Maysel Smith; a special brother-in-law, Allen Burdette; and nephew, Larry Andrew "Andy" Hodge. She was a...
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Edward Joseph, Sr.

January 13, 1930 - September 17, 2013

On September 17, 2013, Edward Joseph Sr. departed this life and began his eternity in the presence of Jesus Christ. Most assuredly Ed met up with the love of his life, his wife Betty, who left here a little over two years ago. He no doubt is rejoicing with her and his granddaughter, Tracey Tucker, who left here right before Betty. Ed was a veteran of the Army as a Private First Class and...
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Gloria Glenn Hoover High

February 11, 1927 - September 5, 2013

Gloria Glenn Hoover High, 86, of Charleston, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 5, 2013. She was born in Big Chimney on February 11, 1927, to the late Claude William "Bill" and Hazel Marie Hackney Hoover. Gloria was also preceded in death by sister, Agnes Gertrude "Gertie" Rowe; brother, Claude W. "Sam" Hoover Jr.; mother-in-law, Nell Victoria Samples; father-in-law, Romeo Cecil...
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Deloris "Doris" Jean Kelly

December 19, 1934 - September 4, 2013

Deloris "Doris" Jean Kelly, age 78, of Charleston, WV, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 19, 1934 in Mammoth, WV to her parents the late Kerry Asbury and Ora Asbury. Deloris was the fifth of six children. She married Edward "Tom" Kelly in Charleston on July 7, 1952. They had three children. She was a life long member of Maple...
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Margarett Fox Nunley

January 18, 1930 - August 31, 2013

Margarett Fox Nunley, 83, of Charleston passed away Saturday August 31, 2013 at the Hubbard Hospice House. She was born on January 18, 1930. Margarett was preceded in death by her mother, Lydia Fox, her husband Capt. George Nunley CPD and grandson Dale Nunley. She retired from CAMC Dietary and was Food Director of Camp Bronco Junction for twelve years. She is survived by her sons Carl J ...
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Leslie Joseph "Fat" Sword

September 16, 1922 - August 25, 2013

Leslie Joseph "Fat" Sword, 90, of Charleston, died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 25, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 16, 1922, in Putney, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Freda Sword, and brothers, Estil, Elmer and Tom. He graduated from DuPont High School in 1941 and served in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1945. ...
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Dale Herbert Barefield

January 29, 1988 - August 24, 2013

Dale Herbert Barefield, 25, born January 29, 1988 went home to be with the Lord on Saturday August 24, 2013. He was a life long resident of Cabin Creek; a 2006 graduate of Riverside High School; attended Carver Technology Center and became a Certified Plumbing Technologist. He was a maintenance employee for the City of Charleston for the past three years. Dale is survived by his parents,...
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Donald Perry

May 25, 1926 - August 21, 2013

Donald Perry, 87 of Tad, WV passed away Wednesday August 21, 2013 at Hubbard Hospice House. Don was born on May 25, 1926 in Rumble, WV (Boone County) to the late Jesse & Thelma Curry Perry. He was a retired Coal Miner with Valley Camp Coal Company with 44 years of service. He was a WW II Navy Veteran and a member of the Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. Along with his parents Don was...
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