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Our Obituaries

Terry Williams

October 21, 1949 - May 19, 2017

Terry Williams, 67 of Nitro passed away Friday May 19, 2017 at his residence.Terry was born in Charleston on October 21, 1949 to the late Libert & Naomi Deeds Williams. He was a retired Sergeant with the WV State Police with 28 years of service and served in the WV Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He was a 1967 graduate of DuPont High SchoolAlong with his parents he was preceded in...
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Norma Phillis Hedrick

January 21, 1926 - May 11, 2017

Norma P. Hedrick, of Chelyan, formerly of Rand, passed away on May 11, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. She was 91 years old.Norma attended DuPont High School and was a homemaker. Her life’s journey as a Mother filled her children with wisdom, reasoning and love.She was preceded in death by husband, Austin H. Hedrick; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Patti Hedrick; sisters,...
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Helen Levonne Ollis

June 7, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Helen L. Ollis, 91, of St. Albans, passed away on May 10, 2017 surrounded by her family.She was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Mary Leftwich; husband, James Ollis; daughter, Linda Boehringer; granddaughter, Abigail Petros; siblings Jane Shabdue and Bill Leftwich.Surviving are daughters Karen Petros (Bill) of Morgantown and Robin Stemple (Dan) of Parkersburg; son-in-law Tom Boehringer of...
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Roger Brice Campbell

October 31, 1935 - May 5, 2017

Roger Brice Campbell, 81, passed away May 5, 2017 at his home in Courtland VA, surrounded by his family. Mr. Campbell was born in London, WV a son of the late Loren Lloyd Campbell and Cora Gladys Wilson Campbell. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Cecil and Alvin Campbell and three sisters, Donna Jean Boles, Brenda Thompson and Naomi Campbell. He attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a...
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Archie Lee Cook

January 23, 1939 - May 2, 2017

Archie Lee Cook, 78, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Cook Sr. and Rachael (Rose) Cook. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jo Cook; daughter, Deborah Rogers of Hurricane; son, Brian (Lisa) Cook of Palm City, Florida; brothers, Frank Jr. (Sue) Cook, Jesse (Norma) Cook, Larry Cook; sister, Joyce Cook (Danny) Miller, all of...
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Danny Gene Kinison

November 29, 1952 - May 2, 2017

Danny Kinison, 64, of Rand, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, after a long battle with lung disease and a short battle with cancer.He was proceeded in death by his father, Orville Kinison; mother, Madaline Kinison; and brother, Randy Kinison.He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Tammy Kinison; step-mother, Betty Kinison; daughters, Michelle Kinison and Stacey Kinison...
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Steven Allen Wood

January 4, 1956 - April 27, 2017

Steven Allen “Steve” Wood, 61, of Hernshaw, gained his wings on Thursday, April 27, 2017, after a short illness. Steve was born January 4, 1956 in Charleston to Eldion “Dude” and Clara Ann Pauley Wood.He loved Southern Gospel music and sang many years with his wife, Linda, brother, Randy and his dad, Dude, who made up the Songsmen and Linda Gospel Singers.Steve was a...
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Angela Dawn Roberts

July 3, 1985 - April 11, 2017

Angela D. Roberts, 31, of Georges Creek, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, due to drug addiction.She was preceded in death by grandparents, Linda E. McDaniel, Herb Barefield and Marie DeKnight; uncle, Allen Barefield Sr.; and cousin, Dale Barefield.Left to cherish her memory, her children, Lindsey and Kailynn Snodgrass of Georges Creek, their dad, John Snodgrass of Nitro; and Steven Kessel Jr....
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Mary McGill Bowe

January 2, 1936 - April 8, 2017

Mary Pell Bowe, aged 81, of Charleston, was born on January 2, 1936 in Collinsdale, West Virginia. She went home to be with our Lord on April 8, 2017. Preceding her in death are her parents, Cloyd and Lucinda Pell; sisters, Anise Matz and Pearl Bryant; and brothers, Bruce, Paul and Tommy Pell. Mary was a 1954 graduate of East Bank High School and worked as a secretary for many years for various...
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Mary Maxine Dawson

April 26, 1927 - April 8, 2017

Mary Maxine Buckley Dawson passed peacefully the evening of Saturday, April 8, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born to Thomas Albert and Mina Schiltz in Malden on April 26, 1927. Mary graduated from DuPont High School class of 1946 and the year of 1948, she married Winfred Summers Dawson. She was a retired mail carrier in Charleston with 25 years of service and an associate with Walmart...
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John Edward Oney

November 1, 1940 - April 8, 2017

John Edward Oney, 76, of Charleston, passed away at home, April 8, after a long bout with multiple ailments. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he was surrounded by family when he died. Born November 1, 1940, the eldest child of James Leighton Oney, a chemical engineer, and Faith (Tandy) Oney, a registered nurse, John grew up in South Charleston, and graduated high school...
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William Robert Wheeler

August 20, 1936 - March 29, 2017

William “Bill” Robert Wheeler, 80, of Charleston passed away, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was born, August 20, 1936 to the late Robert and Ruby Wheeler.He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Nina Ann Wheeler; children, Thomas Wheeler of Charleston, Timothy and Amy Wheeler of Charlotte, NC, Tammy and Justin O’Reilly of Charleston; Grandchildren, Loryn (Brandon) Griffin,...
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Louis Asaff Rahall

March 27, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Louis Rahall passed away March 26 at home in Fayetteville, WV, surrounded by his loved ones.He was born March 27, 1930 in Beckley, WV, to the late Asaff and Jamelia Thabet Rahall. Louis was married to Elaine Husson April 24, 1955, in Charleston, WV, at the Saint George Orthodox Cathedral, where he was a member. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, earned his undergraduate degree at...
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Tony Thomas Carson

December 4, 1924 - March 23, 2017

Tony Thomas Carson, 92 of Charleston passed away Thursday March 23, 2017 at home.Tony was born in St. Albans on December 4, 1924 to the late Frank & Anna Catersino and raised in Miami on Cabin Creek. He was a retired Supervisor for Carbon Fuel with 39 years of service. He was WW II Navy Veteran and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. He was a member of the Chelyan Masonic Lodge #158 A.F & A.M....
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Sarianne Wright

January 14, 1950 - March 17, 2017

Sarianne “Sari” Wright, 67 of Dry Branch, WV went home to be with the Lord Friday March 17, 2017 at CAMC Memorial Division. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, R. Frank Wright; two daughters, Missy (Michael) Woody and Amy (Shawn) James; grandchildren, Jacob and Jaxon Newman, Elisabeth Wright, Christopher and Rebekah James, Aden and Owen Woody; sister, Kay (Barney)...
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Alma Louise Bryant

April 14, 1925 - March 14, 2017

Alma Louise Alderson Bryant, 91, of Chesapeake, went home to be with Jesus on March 14, 2017. She was a faithful member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Kanawha City. Alma was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John Wade Bryant; her mother, Grace Raines Alderson and her father, Lawrence Alderson from Rainelle; and her brother, Arnett Alderson. Left to cherish her memory are her...
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Jack Hufford Albert

November 16, 1926 - March 10, 2017

Jack Hufford Albert of Edgewood Summit in Charleston, died Friday, March 10 at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Jack was born in Charleston, WV, on November 16, 1926, son of the late William Frank and Ruth Ella Gilley Albert. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Betty E. (Totsy) Albert, sister’s Jean Albert, Louise Namey, Ernestine Foote, Nancy Brown and brother...
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April Ryan Higginbotham

August 14, 1981 - March 4, 2017

April Ryan Higginbotham, 35, of Wellston, Ohio, formerly of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017.April was born in Charleston on August 14, 1981. She was a 1999 graduate of Wellston High School where she played softball and was a 2013 graduate of the University of Rio Grande. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.April was...
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Margaret Diana McColl

May 21, 1948 - March 1, 2017

Margaret Diana McColl, 68, of Georges Creek, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Hospital with family and friends at her side. Diana as she was known, was born May 21, 1948 in Charleston, the daughter of Margaret Burgess Hardway and the late Norman Nelson Hardway. She graduated from DuPont High School class of 1966. She enjoyed and was active with the Alumni,...
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Wesley Turner Bitzer

October 3, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Wesley Turner Bitzer Jr., 88, went peacefully to be with the Lord on February 22. He was born in Dry Branch to the late Dorothy Plaskett Bitzer and Wesley Turner Bitzer Sr. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years Bonnie Bitzer, and sister Anne Nasits of Atlanta, TX. He is survived by two sons Richard Douglas Bitzer and wife Cindy of South Charleston, Jeffrey Dale Bitzer and wife...
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Daniel Madison Belcher

August 30, 1972 - February 22, 2017

Daniel “Dan” M. Belcher, 44 of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday February 22, 2017.Dan worked at MRC Global for several years as IT Support. He graduated high school, also completing college with an associates and bachelor degrees in computer science and math. He enjoyed gaming, movies, making people smile and laugh. Being a rock to those or helping hand to others...
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Jean Mackley Sword

December 15, 1926 - February 21, 2017

Jean Mackley Sword, 90, of Charleston, died February 21, 2017, at CAMC General, surrounded by her family, after a short illness. She was born December 15, 1926, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Stephen and Emma Mackley, and was preceded in death by her parents and her nine siblings.She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-seven years, Leslie Joseph “Fat” Sword,...
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Margaret Louise Tuttle

August 11, 1925 - February 16, 2017

Margaret Louise Tuttle, 91, of Malden, passed away, Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was born August 11, 1925 to the late Robert L. Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Sneed.Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, June, Tennison “Tink”, Bobby and Earl Taylor; sister, Norma Thompson.Margaret is survived by her son, David (Becky) Tuttle of Georges Creek; daughter,...
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Samuel Henry Bays

January 4, 1950 - February 12, 2017

Samuel Henry Bays, 67 of Charleston passed away Sunday February 12, 2017 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Sam was born in Charleston on January 4, 1950 to the late Emory & Bertha Null Bays. He was a retired plant manager with Union Carbide. After his retirement, he opened and managed several Subway Restaurant Franchises. Everyone enjoyed being around him, because he had an infectious...
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William Jackson Hancock

February 17, 1939 - February 5, 2017

William Jackson Hancock, 77, of Malden, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was originally from East Bank and was born on February 17, 1939. William had 25 years of service with Coca-Cola from 1963 – 1984. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers; and his son. William is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Patricia...
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Pauline E. Tucker

May 21, 1933 - February 5, 2017

Pauline (Morris) Tucker passed away peacefully at her home with her family on February 5, 2017, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her husband, Clifford Tucker; her father and mother, James Clinton and Virgie Lena Morris; her brothers, James and William Morris; her sisters, Betty Irene Morris and Helen Lantz; and her granddaughter, Tracey Wagner, preceded her in death. She...
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Maxine Ballard

November 3, 1918 - January 31, 2017

Maxine Peyton Ballard passed away January 31, 2017, at the age of 98 after a short illness. She was born in Seth, WV but lived in the Charleston area off and on till 1953 when she and her husband Julian E. Ballard of Boone County, moved to Homestead, FL. Maxine was a woman of service. She was a WWII veteran, served in many aspects of the various Methodist Churches and hospitals where they...
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June Beatrice Cobb

June 8, 1934 - January 30, 2017

June B. Cobb, 82, died Monday, January 30th, at her home of congestive heart failure, with her family by her side. June was born June 8, 1934, to Josephus and Elizabeth Johnston. She was a faithful Christian, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. June was a kind and loving soul, keeping her growing family as close as she could. June married Carl Junior Cobb on March 14,...
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J. Jesus Parra Villasenor

December 26, 1969 - January 29, 2017

J. Jesus Parra Villaseñor, 47 of Charleston passed away Sunday January 29, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family following a long battle with ALS.He was born in Mexico on December 26, 1969. He was preceded in death by brother, Arturo Parra Villasenor.Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 28 years, Alicia Parra; children, Edwiin (Cortney) Parra, Arturo Parra and Lizbeth...
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Mark Allen Shannon

April 8, 1961 - January 29, 2017

Mark Allen Shannon, 55, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long battle with brain cancer.Mark was born in Charleston on April 8, 1961. He attended DuPont High School, Concord College, and then went on to graduate from the WV State Police Academy.After serving 28 years on the Charleston Police Department, he retired on his 50th...
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Kyle Wiliam Fleck

November 7, 1946 - January 29, 2017

Kyle William Fleck, 70, passed away peacefully at home on January 29th. Kyle spoke often of being anxious to go home and be with his savior, Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with family who have gone on before him. Kyle retired as a sales rep for Tom’s Snacks and had a long and proud career in that industry, beginning with Stork’s Bakery. After graduation from Charleston High...
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Jacob Dillon Neil

October 29, 1992 - January 24, 2017

Jacob Dillon Neil, 24 years old, of DuPont City in Belle, went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2017. He was born October 29, 1992. He is survived by his father, Eric Neil of Belle and mother, Melinda Hayslip of Ohio; siblings, Thomas (Courtney) Priddy, Steven Cody Neil (Samantha Ward) and Megan Neil (Ian Frampton); nephews, Brennan and Saxton; and nieces, Isabella and Olivia. Jacob...
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Paul Anthony Hall

June 9, 1989 - January 21, 2017

Paul Anthony Hall, 27, of South Charleston went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2017.Anthony is preceded in death by grandfather, Paul Hall.Anthony was a loving husband, father, son and brother who loved his family dearly. He was a 2007 graduate of Riverside High School where he excelled in wrestling. He was an Army Veteran having served his tour in Afghanistan with the 305th MP Company...
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Sherman Sizemore

July 22, 1940 - January 8, 2017

Sherman Sizemore Jr., 75, of Campbells Creek, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017.He is preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Olivia (Selbe) Sizemore.Sherman is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Taylor) Sizemore; children, Catherine Moles of Elkview, Linda Skiles of Charleston, Debi Daniel of Virginia and Dennis Sizemore of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren;...
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Naomi Alice Bess

July 28, 1927 - January 8, 2017

Naomi A. (Campbell) Bess, 89, of Cheylan, passed away on Sunday, January 8, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, surrounded by the love and support of her family. She endured years of Alzheimer’s with grace and dignity. There were many dates and details she could not recall in the fog of the disease, but she never forgot who her children were. In many ways that sums up the person she was...
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Donna Marie Patton

August 20, 1960 - January 3, 2017

Donna Patton, 56, of Rand, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Donna is survived by her children, Leslie Knight, Amy Wyatt, Tracy Williams and Robert Patton; sisters, Kathy Fields and Trisha Lowers; brother, Donald Lossing; 9 grandchildren; and loved ones, JR Gillian and Robert Lee Patton Sr. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Stevens & Grass Funeral...
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Margie Jane Pittman

October 21, 1941 - January 3, 2017

Margie Jane (Gilpen) Pittman-Jernigan To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord 2 Cor 5:8.Born October 21, 1941 to Jesse Warden and Ruth Jane Pittman in Charleston, West Virginia. Margie attended DuPont High School. She gave her life to the Lord in 1973. That is when her music career took a big turn. She wrote her own songs and music becoming an accomplished musician releasing 7...
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Alice Virginia Brannon

March 5, 1933 - December 25, 2016

Alice Virginia Brannon, 83, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Eastbrook Center, Charleston.Alice was born at Big Otter, W.Va., on March 5, 1933, to the late Raymond and Hettie Keener Rose. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her life with taking care of a daughter with special needs. She loved going to Myrtle...
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David Norman

March 21, 1945 - December 24, 2016

David Marcus Norman, 71 of Campbells Creek went home to be with the Lord Saturday December 24, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.David was born in Charleston on March 21, 1945 to the late William Dana & Irene Kinser Norman. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Local 84. He was a member of the Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. David loved his family and loved spending time...
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Irene Clara Marshall

October 14, 1923 - December 24, 2016

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” II Timothy 4:7Irene Clara Collins Marshall, 93, of DuPont City, peacefully went home to the Lord on Christmas Eve, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, after a short illness.Mrs. Marshall will be remembered as a compassionate woman and devoted wife, mom, sister, grandma, homemaker, and friend. Her faith and...
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Robert Lee Taylor

February 1, 1931 - December 23, 2016

Robert L. “Bobby” Taylor, 85 of Malden passed away Friday December 23, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.Bobby was born in Charleston on February 1, 1931 to the late Robert & Mary Sneed Taylor. He was a retired Clerk for C & O Railroad with 37 years of service. He was a member of the Corner Stone Community Church and an Army Veteran.Along with his parents he was...
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Virona K. Jackson

April 1, 1913 - December 20, 2016

Virona Kirby Jackson, 103, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at her home.Mrs. Jackson was born in Beechwood, West Virginia, on April 1, 1913, to the late Charles and Polly Gibson Kirby. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Day Advent Church, Charleston.Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Elvin Jackson; sisters, Lottie Vance...
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Vickie Lynn Pennell

November 23, 1966 - December 15, 2016

Vickie Lynn Pennell, 50, of Campbell’s Creek, passed away, Thursday, December 15, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born November 23, 1966 to the late Alma Monk.Along with her mother she is preceded in the death by her grandmother, Margaret Hodge.Vickie was a member of Springfork Baptist Church. She was loved by everyone she met and would do anything for...
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Frances Ellen Rinehart

April 16, 1937 - December 15, 2016

Frances Ellen Rinehart, 79 of London passed away Thursday December 15, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.Frances was born in Powellton on April 16, 1937 to the late Oral & Virginia Forms Rinehart. She was a retired Supervisor at Bank One, now Chase Bank. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Elizabeth Rinehart-Divita.She is survived by her niece, Terri Divita of...
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Hildred Louise Graley

April 14, 1937 - December 11, 2016

Hildred “Billie” “BB” Graley, 79, of Marmet, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was a kind person always finding the good in everyone, loved spending time with her family and a big animal lover. She was a member of the Marmet Community Church and loved her Lord. Billie was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education...
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Joye Elizabeth Reynolds

April 1, 1930 - December 11, 2016

Joye Elizabeth Reynolds, 86, of Campbells Creeks, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was born on April 1, 1930 in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Robert “Granddaddy” and Nellie “Mimmie” Walke. Joye lived for many years at Coal Fork Drive and was best known as “Mawmaw Joye” to many. She attended Valley Grove...
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Normydene Atkins

November 25, 1936 - December 11, 2016

Normydene Atkins, 80, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at home. She was born in Acme, WV on November 25, 1936, to the late Truman and Oma Johnson Ward. She was a Tax Agent for H & R Block with 17 years of service.Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Atkins and brother, Bill Ward.She is survived by her stepdaughters, Donetta (Fred)...
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Wilbur Julius Childers

August 1, 1924 - December 10, 2016

Wilbur Julius Childers, 92, of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Charleston, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the Floyd E. Tut Fann State Veterans Home, Huntsville.Wilbur was born in Putney on August 1, 1924, to the late Floyd and Viva Duff Childers. He was a retired electrician for New Port News Ship Building and a WW II Army Veteran. He was a member of the Grace Freewill Baptist...
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Glendola Elizabeth Cox

November 7, 1921 - December 4, 2016

Glendola E. Cox, 95, of Belle, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 4, 2016.She was preceded in death by loving husband, Russell Cox Sr.; loving sons, Dallas Cox of Belle and Thomas Cox of East Bank; and granddaughter, Christine Bryant; and daughter-in-law, Sue Cox. Survived by sisters, Lucille Brown of Waukesha, Wis. and Lena Haskett of Cannelton; children, Virgie McClung...
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Shelia Sue Slater

May 20, 1949 - November 28, 2016

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James Dewey Thomas

August 27, 1931 - November 23, 2016

James Dewey Thomas, Jr., 85, of St. Cloud, Fl., formerly of Malden, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at home.Jimmy was born in Charleston on August 27, 1931, to the late James D. Sr. and Emma O. Campbell Thomas. He was an Air Force Veteran and was a retired Maintenance Mechanic with the WV Air National Guard with 37 years of service. He was a 1949 graduate of DuPont High School where...
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Tennyson David Taylor

September 22, 1923 - November 18, 2016

Tennyson “Tink” Taylor, 93, of Campbells Creek went home to be with the Lord, Friday, November 18, 2016. He was born September 22, 1923 to the late Robert and Mary Taylor.Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Michael George; his first wife, Evelyn Taylor, brothers; William and Earl Taylor, sister; Norma Thompson.Tink was a United States veteran serving in the Army...
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Faith Nicole Bolden

June 15, 2016 - November 11, 2016

Faith Nicole Bolden, 5 months, became God’s angel on Friday, November 11, 2016. She is the daughter of David and Samantha Bolden of Charleston. Faith is preceded in death by her grandfather, Roy Layton Jr. Along with her parents, she is survived by her sister, Hope Marie Bolden; grandparents, Dawn and Donald Burns, Dean Ratliff, Timothy Pitzer and Sheila Pitzer; great-grandparents, Merna...
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Rowanna Mary Cassis

July 23, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Rowanna Howard Cassis passed away November 10 in Charleston, WV.She was the third child of six born to Ganim and Edna (Cassis) Howard, Sr.. Her father immigrated from the mountain village of Aitha, Lebanon at the turn of the 20th century and because of the West Virginia mountains, settled in Charleston, where they owned several businesses in the grocery and real estate areas.Rowanna was a member...
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Marshall Allen Mullens

October 11, 1929 - November 5, 2016

In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 5, 2016, our beloved Dad, Marshall A. “Shorty” Mullens, 87 years of age of Campbells Creek, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the home of his eldest son, Michael. Dad was ready to be reunited with his loving wife of 60 years, Sylvia, and dance away on the streets of gold in heaven. Dad was truly our best friend and hero and...
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Lawrence Bertred Hardman

April 6, 1942 - November 5, 2016

Lawrence B. “Buck” Hardman, Jr., 74, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House West.Buck was born in Ward on April 6, 1942, to the late Lawrence and Pearl Szerokman Hardman. He was a retired supervisor for E.I. DuPont, Belle, with 28 years of service. He was a 1960 graduate of DuPont High School. A member of the United Disciples of Christ Church;...
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Daphne Joy Fiber

October 6, 1928 - November 3, 2016

Daphne Joy Fiber, 88, of Charleston passed away Thursday November 3, 2016.She was preceded in death by husband, James D. Fiber Sr. and daughter, Brenda Truman. She was retired from the US Post Office and faithfully attended and served at Asbury United Methodist Church and The Southeast Church of the Nazarene.She is survived by her children, Sharon King and Nathan Nutter; step-children, John Fiber...
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Fred Blackburn Morris

September 3, 1939 - October 31, 2016

Fred B. “Ferd” Morris, 77, of Campbells Creeks, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born in Charleston on September 3, 1939, to the late Lewis B. and Virginia “Jenny” Clay Morris. Ferd was a diesel mechanic and a U. S. Army veteran. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by brother, Kenny Morris. He is...
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Kathy Lynn Blount

October 23, 1961 - October 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Ira Davis Eskins

January 17, 1932 - October 20, 2016

Ira Davis “Poppins” Eskins Jr., 84 of Georges Drive, Malden passed away Thursday October 20, 2016 at home.Poppins was born on Cabin Creek, January 17, 1932 to the late Ira Sr. & Helen Cooper Eskins. He was the Owner of Malden Industrial Equipment, a member of the Teamsters and the UMWA. He was also a US Navy Veteran.He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Sylvia Craddock...
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Chad Allen Wolfe

September 9, 1976 - October 19, 2016

Chad Allen Wolfe, 40, of Campbell’s Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.Chad is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Roena Wolfe (Papaw and Mamaw Wolfe), Woody and Mildred Gill (Papaw and Mamaw Gill), great grandparents, Arlond and Belva Ratliff (Papaw and Mamaw Ratliff).He was a 1998 Graduate of University of Charleston with a Bachelor’s of Science...
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Karen Sue Price

January 17, 1955 - October 19, 2016

Karen Sue Price, 61, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was born in Ward on January 17, 1955, to the late Hancil M. and Fredia L. Cobb Kessel. Karen was a homemaker and loved to do crafts, painting and going on trips especially cruises. She attended Farrar Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 42...
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Madeline Marie Taylor

January 8, 1935 - October 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Donald Keith Edds

June 25, 1941 - October 14, 2016

Donald K. Edds, 75, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14th, at home after a 10 year courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.Born June 25, 1941 in Rupert, WV, to the late Donald and Maxine Fain Edds. Donald graduated from Rupert High School in 1959 and attended WV Tech.He went to work in Charleston for AT & T as a technician. In 1990, Donald and Mary transferred...
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Donald Keith Walker

March 9, 1948 - October 12, 2016

Donald Keith “Donnie” Walker, 68 of Bergoo, passed away, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at CAMC Memorial after a short illness. He was born March 9, 1948 to the late Howard and Willie Walker. Along with his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brothers; Robert “Bowdy” and Kenny “Ace” Walker; sisters; Hallie Carver, Virginia “Runt” Hanna and...
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Ganim Essa Howard

June 19, 1932 - October 10, 2016

Ganim Essa “Jay” Howard Jr., 84, of Charleston, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 10, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Jay was born on June 19, 1932 in Charleston. He was a 1950 graduate of Charleston High School and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy. He was the owner of Brickwell Pharmacy in Miami, Florida. After retiring and moving back...
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Melissa Dawn Holloman

November 20, 1976 - October 9, 2016

Melissa Dawn Holloman, 39, of Campbell’s Creek passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016. She is survived by her son, Turner Holloman of Calhoun, GA and daughter, Carissa Paxton of Charleston. Melissa fought a long battle with her illness. She was born November 20, 1976 to Hazel Johnson Manning and Steve Johnson.Along with her parents, she is also survived by her step-father, Ron Manning;...
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Carole Beane Hill

March 27, 1939 - October 6, 2016

Carole Beane Hill, 77 of Sissonville, passed away peacefully at home Thursday Oct.6, 2016 following a 7 month battle with pancreatic cancer.She was born March 27 1939 to the late Fred Beane and Mildred Beane Ranson. She was also preceded in death by step father, Jack Ranson and Brother, Fred Breane II.Carole retired from the office of Dr. William Morgan with 12 years of service. She was a former...
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Judy Ann Rusnak

January 31, 1948 - October 6, 2016

Judy Ann Hall Rusnak, of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice West, South Charleston. She was a Christian and an avid bible reader, who would search and extensively study the scriptures. She also loved to collect all earlier commentaries on theology. Judy also liked to involve herself in various crafts; sewing, quilting, knitting and...
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Alma Mae Monk

May 2, 1940 - October 2, 2016

Alma Mae Monk, 76 of Campbells Creek went home to be with the Lord Sunday October 2, 2016 at Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center.Alma was born in Charleston on May 2, 1940 to the late Fred Monk & Margaret Hodge. She was a loving mother & homemaker and a member of Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church.She is survived by her daughter, Vickie (Todd) Pennell of Campbells Creek; sister, Crystal ...
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Thomas Franklin Stamper

June 14, 1934 - September 22, 2016

Thomas Franklin Stamper Sr., 82, of Malden, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Born June 14, 1934 in Putney, WV, and was a son of the late Edward and Gladys Stamper of Malden.He was a Christian and attended Georges Creek Baptist Church for over 50 years, where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.He was a barber and owner of Tom’s Barber Shop in...
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Billie Joy Smith

July 21, 1945 - September 19, 2016

Billie Joy Schneider Borland Smith, born July 21, 1945, went home to be with her Lord on September 19, 2016, with her husband by her side reading the fourth chapter of Philippians. Billie was the daughter of the late J. William Schneider and Katherine Stevens Schneider Greene and the step-daughter of the late Edward H. Greene. Billie was born in Huntington, WV, and graduated from Chesapeake High...
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Jaylee Mae Smithson

April 12, 2016 - September 16, 2016

Jaylee Mae Smithson, of Charleston, gained her heavenly wings and flew to Heaven on September 16, 2016.She was five months old and will be missed by her father and mother, still here on earth, John Michael and Jamaica Roseanne Smithson.Jaylee has three brothers, Jared Michael (6) and being a triplet she leaves behind John Ryker and Jacob Ryder. She will also be missed by her maternal...
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Joseph Edward Skiles

June 9, 1955 - September 13, 2016

Joseph Edward Skiles, 61, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2016, at CAMC General Hospital.Joe was born in Charleston on June 9, 1955, to the late Joseph A. and Barbara L. Hunter Skiles. He was retired from Hydraulic Pressure Systems with 39 years of service.Joe never met a stranger and was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.Along with his parents, he was preceded in...
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Leona Rae Cundiff

October 27, 1945 - September 13, 2016

Leona Rae Cundiff, 70, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Leona suffering with diabetes and heart failure for many years, put her needs aside for the love of her children, She was born October 27, 1945 to the late Johnny and Rhoda Ellison. Along with her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Cundiff; and brother, Joseph Ellison. ...
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Myra Maxine Biller

February 20, 1924 - September 9, 2016

Myra Maxine Biller, 92 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord Friday September 9, 2016 at CAMC General Hospital following a short illness.Maxine was born in Boomer, WV on February 20, 1924 to the late Walter Harold & Myra Ida Jordan McComas. She was a retired Nurse Assistant at CAMC with 30 years of service. She was a member of Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Campbells Creek, a...
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Terry Kenton Miller

January 9, 1947 - September 3, 2016

Terry Kenton Miller, 69 of Clendenin passed away Saturday September 3, 2016 after a short illness.Terry was a veteran of the US Air force.He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jane Belcher Miller; step-daughter, Erica D. Walker of Charleston; step-son, James A. Belcher of Clendenin; brothers, Sam Sloan of Charleston, Blake Miller of St. Albans; sisters, Margaret Blount & Beverley Casto both...
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Jerry Clifford Sams

August 20, 1959 - September 2, 2016

Jerry Clifford “J.C.” Sams, 57, of Charleston passed away in his home unexpectedly on Thursday, September 2, 2016. He was born August 20, 1959, to the late Marshall and Magdoline Sams. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, love of his life, Debra Sams; his sister, Rosemary Mollohan; brothers, William Marshall and Buddy Leroy Sams; stepson, Dana...
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Linda Sue Jarrett

December 9, 1948 - September 1, 2016

Linda Neal Jarrett, of Malden, died on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. Linda was a lifelong resident of the Charleston area. She graduated from Charleston High School and Marshall University. Linda taught kindergarten at Overbrook Elementary for 33 years. She also was a 39 year member of Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, where she was a teacher...
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Virginia Irene Arnold

July 8, 1926 - August 31, 2016

Virginia Irene Arnold, 90, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Charleston Gardens. She was a homemaker and a member of Valley Grove Church of the Nazarene. She loved to crochet, work with flowers and make pies. Virginia was born on July 8, 1926 in Quick to the late James and Martha McPeak Sweeney. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband,...
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Steven Dewayne Dickerson

March 8, 1960 - August 27, 2016

Steven Dewayne (Dick) Dickerson, 56, of Miami, WV, passed away on August 27, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.Steve was born in Charleston, WV to Lawrence & Shirley Dickerson on March 8, 1960. He went to school at East Bank High and graduated June 8, 1978. He enjoyed 4-wheeling with his buddies, cooking on the grill with friends and family, working in the yard, tinkering in the...
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Maxine Laura Stevens

October 4, 1924 - August 26, 2016

Maxine Laura Stevens, 91 of Thomson, GA., formerly of Campbells Creek, WV went home to be with the Lord Friday August 26, 2016 at the home of her daughter Sue in Thomson, GA.Maxine was born at Quick, WV on October 4, 1924 to the late John Wesley & Maude Norman Young. She was a 53 year member of Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle, Campbells Creek and a current member of the Bethel Baptist Church in...
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Richard Leslie Cowen

October 10, 1936 - August 24, 2016

Dr. Richard L. Cowen, 79 of Charleston, WV passed away August 24th, 2016 atHubbard Hospice House, Charleston.Dr. Cowen was born October 10, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father Harry Cowenimmigrated from England to Cincinnati at age 16. Harry worked at the DavisTailoring Company of Cincinnati which manufactured all the WWII militaryuniforms among other wares including fine suits. Harry met and...
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Charles Edward Given

May 16, 1956 - August 23, 2016

Charles Edward “Chuck” Given, 60, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his residence after a long illness. Chuck was born on May 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio and was a member of Rensford Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lewis Given. Chuck is survived by his daughter, Malena Given of Nitro; mother, Bonnie James Given...
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Theodore Dobbs Hedrick

November 7, 1961 - August 22, 2016

Theodore Dobbs Hedrick, 54, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at CAMC General Hospital.He was born on November 7, 1961 in Charleston to the late Charles Donald and Mildred Turner Hedrick.Theodore was a retired Tsgt (R) from the U. S. Air Force with 20 years of service, serving during the Gulf War and Operation Enduring Freedom.He is survived by his sons, Spc (R) Chad (Katie)...
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Debra Gay Sams

December 26, 1950 - August 11, 2016

Debra Gay (Dawson) Sams, 65, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 11, 2016. She was born December 26, 1950 to the late Frank and Mary Dawson. Along with her parents, she is also preceded in death by her son, Dana Norfolk.Debra is survived by her husband of 21 years, Jerry Sams; daughter Jenny (Norfolk) Miller; son, Nathan Norfolk; step-daughters, Marsha Lesher and...
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Larry Edward Glassburn

December 14, 1943 - August 10, 2016

Larry Edward Glassburn Sr., 72, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at CAMC General Hospital.Larry was born in Charleston on December 14, 1943 to the late Johnny and Destie Landers Glassburn. He was a Coal Miner having last work at Carbon Fuel, a member of the UMWA and Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle.Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by...
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Walter Gene Johnson

August 27, 1928 - August 8, 2016

Walter Gene Johnson, 82, of Belle, passed away on Monday. August 8, 2016, at CAMC General Hospital. He was born on August 27, 1928 in Herold, Braxton County, to the late C. O. “Chelsea” and Carmine Riffle Johnson. Walter was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 2013. He was retired from Cecil I. Walker Machinery Company with 45 years of service and was a U. S. Army veteran....
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Betty Sue Breeden

January 3, 1934 - August 7, 2016

Betty (Carroll) Breeden, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016. She lived at Kelly’s Creek most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; parents, Lack and Ethel Carroll; a sister, Marge Stone; and brothers, Billy and Mickey Carroll. Betty worked in Michigan and Ohio, then for Macke Company and Beverly Nursery Home, then private duty care. She was a member of the...
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Jimmy Eugene Woods

December 22, 1953 - July 30, 2016

Jimmy Eugene Woods, 62, of Campbells Creek, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital follow a brief illness. Jimmy was born in Charleston on December 22, 1953 to the late Victor "Gene" and Mildred Selbe Woods. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.He is survived by his companion and caregiver, Becki Woods; daughter, Jaime L. Carpenter of Charleston; two grandsons,...
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Lewis Edgar Peck

March 16, 1945 - July 24, 2016

Lewis Edgar “Ed” Peck, 71, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 24, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Ed was born at Eight Mile, WV on March 16, 1945 to the late Clarence Frazier and Olie August Martin Peck. He was retired from Valley Camp Coal Company, a member of the UMWA and previously worked for Bartlett’s Tree Service. Ed loved the outdoors was an...
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Helen Daye Lantz

July 23, 1936 - July 13, 2016

HELEN DAYE LANTZHelen Daye Lantz, 79, of Pittman Lane in Charleston, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.Left to mourn her passing is her son, Richard (Vickie) Jacobson; daughters, Crystal (Tom) Stephens, Jenny Lee Holden and Beth (Matt) Jones, all of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Tucker and Virginia (Clarence...
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Sarah Cecilia Mallory

February 15, 1944 - July 13, 2016

Sarah Cecilia Mallory, 72, of Belle, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. She was born February 15, 1944 in Cannelton, to the late Dominick and Anna Frank. Sarah worked at Appalachian Power in Chelyan, Smith Transfer and DuPont Chemical Plant in Belle. She enjoyed going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, going to auctions and flea markets, dancing, music...
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Roy Gene Roe

November 24, 1973 - July 6, 2016

Roy G. Roe Jr., 42, of Hernshaw, left this earth for a better life on July 6, 2016, after a short illness of cancer. Roy loved fishing, hunting, four wheeling and most of all spending time with his family. He was a very caring and compassionate person. His jobs consisted of being a truck driver. He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Sebert and Opal Carr; paternal grandparents,...
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Sandra Kay Fleck

May 27, 1953 - July 4, 2016

Sandra Kay Fleck, 63, of Roane County, formerly of Charleston, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. Sandra was born in Charleston on May 27, 1953 to the late James Franklin and Bronza Pearl Leachman Collins. She was a great person and loved by many. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Fleck; sisters, Myrtle Ann Tenney, Artie Sullivan and Bronza Paulette Dean....
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Isaac Benson Rose

May 13, 1945 - June 21, 2016

Isaac B. “Ike” Rose, 71, of Malden, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at his home. He was born on May 13, 1945 in Charleston to the late John and Belva Huddleston Rose. Ike was a 1962 graduate of DuPont High School. He was a former employee for Industrial Rubber Products, Amherst Industries and part-time employee for Stevens & Grass Funeral Home. He...
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Pamela Sherry Pleasants

February 24, 1956 - June 19, 2016

Pamela Sherry Ratliff Pleasants, 60, of Campbells Creek, passed away peacefully at home under the protection of the One True and Living God on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was strong in her faith in God. She started out as an employee for the State Department of Health before dedicating herself to being a doting stay-at-home mom, followed by a realtor, then a substitute clerk and secretary for...
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Patricia Gale Larch

July 12, 1940 - June 19, 2016

Patricia Gale Carlton Larch, 75, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at home surrounded by her friends and family after a long illness. She was born July, 12, 1940 to the late Ernest and Martha Carlton.She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Buddy Larch.Patricia is survived by her son, Robert Clinton Larch and wife, Debora; sisters, Nancy Smiseth of Winston-Salem, NC and...
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Nora Elizabeth Smith

October 9, 1924 - June 17, 2016

Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Smith, 91, of Dry Branch Drive, Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2016.Born October 9, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles and Freida Sword.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Smith; son Jesse; grandson, Calvin "Boo" Smith; and brothers, Chinnie, Elmer, Leslie and Tom Sword.She will be missed by her daughter, Mary and son-in-law,...
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Howard Clyde Smith

October 25, 1935 - June 16, 2016

Howard C. Smith “Smitty”, 80, of Blount went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife, Drema, of 57 years on Thursday, June, 16, 2016, after a short illness surrounded by his loving family by his bedside at St. Francis Select Specialty Hospital. He was born to the late John C. and Effie Mae Smith on October 25, 1935. Smitty was retired from Conrail Railroad as an engineer with 38...
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