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Our Obituaries

Mary R. Dawson

March 19, 1918 - June 27, 2015

Mary Rebecca Dawson, 97, of South Charleston passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on June 27, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House.She was born March 19, 1918, in Spring Hill, to John Ralph and Carrie Rosetta (Alstead) Stine. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Norval Edward (“Buster”) Dawson; her brothers William and Arthur Stine;...
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Margaret Elenora England

September 25, 1930 - June 26, 2015

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Christina Lynn Kinison

May 25, 1973 - June 23, 2015

Christina “Chrissy” Lynn Kinison, 42, of Georges Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.Chrissy was born in Charleston on May 25, 1973. She was a claims adjustor for CASCI, Charleston and was a member of the Living Faith Church, Marmet. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and was a cheer mom at DuPont Middle School and Riverside High School.She is...
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Carl Lee Reese

January 24, 1950 - June 22, 2015

Carl Lee Reese, 65, of Rand, passed away June 22, 2015, at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston of complications from pancreatic cancer. Carl was born January 24, 1950 in Chelyan to Donald and Mary Reese. Preceding Carl in death was his father, Donald “Don” Reese of Hernshaw and brother, Shirley “Butch” Elswick of Fayetteville. Surviving are his mother, Mary Reese...
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Sarah Frances Whiting

September 21, 1923 - June 21, 2015

Frances “Tootsie” Youell Whiting, 91, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Dunbar Center, Dunbar. She was born September 21, 1923, in Charleston and was the daughter of the late George and Frances Lillian Yorke Youell Sr. Tootsie was a retired receptionist with WV Department of Natural Resources and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kanawha City. Along with...
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Matthew Lee Kozak

November 5, 1965 - June 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Robin Wade Elswick

July 17, 1961 - June 12, 2015

Robin Wade Elswick, 53 of Campbell’s Creek passed away June 12, 2015 from injuries received from an automobile accident.Robin was born in Charleston on July 17, 1961 to the late Buddy & Elsie Landers Elswick.Along with his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Thelma Johnson, Kay Allen, Jill Leedy; brothers, Ricky and Wendall Elswick.He is survived by a son, Jimmy (Tabitha)...
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Francis Rosalea Mack

August 14, 1934 - June 6, 2015

Francis Rosalea Mack, 80, of Rand, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, with her family by her side.Francis was born August 14, 1934, to Andrew and Thelma Keller. She was a devoted wife, mother, mawmaw and great-grandma.Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Louie Mack; siblings, Catherine Tucker, Belva Schoolcraft, Grace Wilson and Harold Wade Keller; and...
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Densil Berton Pritt

June 2, 1931 - June 5, 2015

Densil Berton “Bert” PrittJune 2, 1931 – June 5, 2015Heaven came down and glory filled the soul of Bert Pritt who completed his journey to join Heaven’s choir on Friday, June 5. Bert’s faithful presence throughout the past 50 years in the Eastern Kanawha Valley working in multiple community events will be forever engrained in the hearts of those he touched. Bert...
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Dewey Lee Henson

June 15, 1929 - June 4, 2015

Dewey Lee Henson Sr., 85, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born June 15, 1929, in Charleston and was the son of the late Dewey B. and Beulah Smith Henson. Dewey was a retired technician from the WV Army National Guard and a member of Georges Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Along...
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Roy Cleon Ferrell

December 26, 1925 - May 31, 2015

R. Cleon Ferrell, 89, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born December 26, 1925, at Eight Mile and was the son of the late Roy and Bethel Wentz Ferrell. Cleon was a retired coal miner with 37 years of service, first with Hatfield-Campbells Creek Coal Company and then Central Appalachian Coal Company. He was a member of...
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Loretta Fern Hatcher

November 10, 1939 - May 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Eula Dell Dent

January 16, 1937 - May 25, 2015

Eula Dell Spurlock Dent, 80 of Charleston passed away Monday May 25, 2015 at her residence.Eula was born in Charleston on January 16, 1935 to the late Hugh J. & Hazel A. McCown Spurlock. She loved to cook and volunteered at the Samaritans Inn. She loved to work in her garden and enjoyed reading. She attended the South Park Missionary Baptist Church.Along with her parents she was preceded...
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Bruce Maynard Morris

November 12, 1952 - May 22, 2015

Bruce Maynard Morris, 62 of Charleston passed away Friday May 22, 2015 at his residence.Bruce was born in Charleston on November 12, 1952 to the late Omar & Lena Dickerson Morris. He was self-employed and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Ratliff; brothers, Darrell, Roger & Donald Morris.He is survived by his...
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Kourtney Rose-Marie Kozak

March 15, 2001 - May 15, 2015

Kourtney Rose Marie Kozak, 14, of Charleston, formerly of Milford, DE. Received her wings at 10:10 P.M on May 15, 2015, and went home to take her place in heaven after a long and brave battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Her loving mother Stephanie Shafer-Bray survives Kourtney and her Stepfather Richard Bray, Jr., as well as her father Wayne Kozak. Her brother Christopher Shafer-Johnson and...
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William Claude Siders

November 14, 1935 - April 28, 2015

William Claude Siders, 79, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at his residence. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Charleston on November 14, 1935, to the late William Cody and Rena Mae Gill Siders. Claude was a retired United States Air Force Chief Senior Master Sergeant serving during the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam era and was also...
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Barbara Ann Matthews

December 2, 1946 - April 27, 2015

Barbara Ann Brown Matthews of South Charleston passed away Monday April 27, 2015 at Valley Center, South Charleston following a long illness.Barbara was the daughter of the late James Edward & Charlotte Childers Brown. She was a graduate of DuPont High School; formerly employed by C&P Telephone Company and Goody’s Clothing Store. She was a Christian and attended the First...
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Rachel Virginia Craddock

June 2, 1923 - April 23, 2015

Rachel Virginia Craddock, 91 of Campbells Creek went home to be with the Lord Thursday April 23, 2015 at East Side Medical Center in Snellville, GA.Rachel was born at Cinco on June 2, 1923 to the late William & Mary Stone Hackney. She was a graduate of DuPont High School and Morris Harvey College and received her Master’s Degree from WVU in Special Education. She was a retired school...
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Margaret Innes Dent

January 25, 1920 - April 23, 2015

Margaret I. Snidow Dent—our loving, kind, supportive and always humorous mother and grandmother—passed peacefully on to her forever home on April 23 at the age of 95. She will always be loved, missed and remembered with a smile by all who knew her.Born in Putney, WV in 1920, Margaret graduated Salutatorian from Malden High School in 1937 and was employed by Hatfield Campbells Creek...
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Richard Dale Wheeler

June 15, 1955 - April 19, 2015

Richard “Rick” Wheeler born June 15, 1955, passed away April 19, 2015.He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He will be missed by many.Rick retired from the WV State DOH after 36 years of service. He was a member of Kanawha Valley Railroad Association and WV State Employees Bass Club.He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Charlotte Wheeler; son, Danny and his...
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Calvin Sizemore

July 1, 1925 - April 19, 2015

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Calvin Spurgeon Sizemore was reunited with the love of his life, his wife of 58 years, Helen, who awaited him in heaven. The oldest of eleven children, he was born on July 1, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan.Preceded in death by wife, Helen Madge Wilson-Sizemore, parents Charles Spurgeon and Elva Rene Sizemore, brothers; Oscar, Gordon and Lamond; sisters, Rowena and Iva.He...
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Geraldine Faye Carpenter

October 20, 1942 - April 16, 2015

Geraldine “Geri” Faye Carpenter, 72, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born October 20, 1942 in Elkview to the late Clyde and Lydia Anderson Carpenter. Geri retired as a claims manager from Blue Cross Blue Shield and was a member of Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle, Campbells Creek. Along with her parents, she was also...
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Nancy Lee Shaffer

March 22, 1931 - April 8, 2015

Nancy Lee Williams Shaffer, 84, of Campbells Creek, was placed in God’s loving arms on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, after a long Illness. Nancy was born on Campbells Creek on March 22, 1931, daughter of the late James and & Bessie Hunter Williams. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, James R. Shaffer, and a daughter, Anita Lynn Shaffer. She...
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Mary Helen Hammons

May 22, 1926 - April 7, 2015

Mary Helen Hammons, 88, of Malden, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Golden Living Center, Glasgow following a long illness.Mary was born in Orgas on May 22, 1926, to the late Leonard and Esther Scott Brown. She worked for the former Owens-Illinois Bottling Company. She was a member of the Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church, Malden and a homemaker.Along with her parents, she was...
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Donald Lee Hunter

December 23, 1938 - March 27, 2015

Donald “Cotton” Hunter,76, of Campbells Creek, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, 27 March 2015, surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with Parkinson’s.Cotton was born on 23 December 1938 at Putney Coal Camp, Campbells Creek, to the late Rev. James Lester Hunter and wife, Violet Lorraine “Shorty” Hunter. He was raised on Campbells Creek and...
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Gary Wayne Vance

June 19, 1957 - March 25, 2015

Gary Wayne Vance, 57 of Campbell’s Creek passed away Wednesday March 25, 2015 at home.Gary was born in Charleston on June 19, 1957 in Charleston. He formerly attended Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Tamara Lynn Vance; father, Orda Ray Vance; brother, Johnny Ray Vance.He is survived by his children, Shawn Lee Vance of Cross Lanes, Austin U. Vance...
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Sylvia J. Smith

May 13, 1925 - March 24, 2015

Sylvia J. Smith, 89, of Marmet, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.Sylvia was born on May 13, 1925, to the late Thomas and Mattie Dawson Snodgrass. She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Smith.She is survived by her sons, James E. (Nan) Smith of Norcross, Georgia and Larry A. (Sue) Smith of Culloden; sister, Mildred Peale of Jacksonville, Florida; brother,...
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Margaret Lillian HODGE

January 12, 1927 - March 8, 2015

Margaret Lillian Smailes Hodge, of Charleston, born January 12, 1927, went to her Heavenly home on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Dunbar Center, Dunbar.The visitation will be 11:00 a.m.. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.A memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m.. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl Cochran officiating.The inurnment will...
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Josephine Virginia Smith

November 6, 1918 - March 7, 2015

Josephine V. Smith, beloved mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother passed away Saturday March 7, 2015 at Genesis of Teays Valley Center.She was born on November 6, 1918 in Summersville, WV moving to the Charleston area as a young woman. She resided for many years on Campbells Creek, raising her family and making many friends.She is survived by her daughters, Darlene Rosencrance of Royal...
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Naomi Belle Bracken

October 19, 1924 - March 3, 2015

Naomi Belle Herrald Bracken, 90, of Campbell’s Creek went to be with the Lord March 3, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born October 19, 1924 to the late Rev. James and Ella Herrald. Also preceding her in death were her loving husband of 65 years, Woodson M Bracken, grandson, TJ Elswick and great grandson Benjamin Bracken.Left to cherish her memory are sons David (Jane)...
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Dawna Lou Townsend

July 26, 1936 - March 2, 2015

Dawna Lou Townsend, born July 27, 1936, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday March 2, 2015 at her home with her daughter Ronda by her side.She was a Christian and loved her Church. She was a life time member of the Campbell’s Church of the Nazarene and a 1954 graduate of DuPont High School. She loved her family and made friends everywhere she went. She will be sadly missed by them all...
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Margie Jean Tackett

December 15, 1930 - February 28, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Richard Lee Horan

August 18, 1936 - February 25, 2015

Richard L. Horan Sr., 78, of Shrewsbury passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.Richard was born August 18, 1936, to the late Ernest and Velma Moles Horan. He was born and lived on Campbells Creek 73 years before moving to Shrewsbury. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Murl Mullins and Lois (John) Douglas; brother, Carlos Horan...
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Ronald Edward Wentz

January 15, 1932 - February 19, 2015

Ronald Edward “Rooster” Wentz 83 of Winfield, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the morning of February 19, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Division after a long courageous battle with cancer. Ronald was born on January 15, 1932 in Putney, WV. He was the son of the late Harold and Thelma Wentz of Campbell’s Creek. He was nicknamed Rooster at birth by...
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Carol Sue Blake

September 26, 1942 - February 18, 2015

Carol Sue Ward Blake, 72, of Campbells Creek, departed this life on February 18, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wayne Blake; her father and mother, James E. and Daisy Ward; her daughter, Robin Ferrell Curry; her stepdaughter, Cathy Blake Osborne; and her brothers, Ricky, David, Johnny and Billy Ward. Carol was a retired...
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Patsy Jo Ingram

May 21, 1933 - February 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Betty Kathleen Harris

July 16, 1924 - February 17, 2015

Betty Kathleen “Button” Harris, 90 of Malden, went home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2015, while in residence at Eastbrook Nursing Home, in Kanawha City, where she received amazing care from the wonderful nursing staff.“Button” was born July 16, 1924, a graduate of DuPont High School, retired from Kanawha County Schools, where she was a cook at Malden Elementary...
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Donovan Eugene Neal

December 21, 1962 - February 17, 2015

Donovan E. Neal, 52, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, at CAMC Memorial Division after a long battle with heart disease. Don was born December 21, 1962 in Charleston. He was a caring husband, father, pawpaw and friend. He loved NASCAR, spending time at the family camp in Lewis County, vacationing at the beach and Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his father, Don...
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Louise Belcher Eplin

September 12, 1921 - February 15, 2015

Louise Belcher Eplin, 93 of Charleston passed away Sunday February 15, 2015 at the home of her son, James in Belle.Louise was born at Campbell’s Creek on September 12, 1921 to the late Callas Poke & Mary A. Hunter Belcher. She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and a homemaker.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Eplin; sons, Paul Michael & Johnny Boy; daughters,...
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Pauline Forest Mullins

July 23, 1951 - February 15, 2015

Pauline Forest Mullins, 63, of Clendenin, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born at Bickmore on July 23, 1951, to the late James and Radie Burgess Mullins. Pauline was an animal lover and she treasured her cocker spaniel, Lucky and her Jerusalem donkey, Sugar. She is survived by her sisters, Patsy Mullins of Clendenin and Faye Montoye of New...
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Lowell Fredrick Hess

August 27, 1940 - February 12, 2015

Lowell Frederick Hess, 74, of Loudendale, died Thursday, February 12, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. He was born August 27, 1940, to the late John and Anna Love Hess and retired from Peter Pan Cleaners, formerly Superior Laundry, Charleston, with 50 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Hess. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ellis Hess;...
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Virginia Evelyn Coon

April 1, 1922 - February 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Ernest Lee White

October 21, 1935 - January 26, 2015

Rev. Ernest “Ernie” Lee White, Sr., 79, of Charleston, died Monday, January 26, 2015, following a long illness.For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith . . . (2 Timothy 4:6-7)Ernest completed his journey upon this earth and has entered into the Kingdom of Heaven.He was a...
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Kyle Hugh Totten

February 22, 1927 - January 22, 2015

Kyle Hugh "Pop" Totten, 87, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the WV Veterans Nursing Facility, Clarksburg. He was born in Marmet on February 22, 1927 to the late Roy and Netta Midkiff Totten.Kyle was a graduate of East Bank High School, where he played football. he was a WW II U.S.. Coast Guard veteran and retired from Libby-Owens-Ford.He was...
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Dempsey William Petry

March 21, 1927 - January 15, 2015

Dempsey W. Petry Sr. 87, Beloved husband of the late Anna Frances Petry of Winifrede passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 14, 2014.He was born on March 21, 1927' to the late Burl and Delphia Petry in comfort WV One of ten children. He served his country as a Sargent in the United States Army. Upon leaving the military, he chose a life underground in the coal...
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Mary Katherine Rose

February 1, 1925 - January 11, 2015

Mary Katherine Rose, 89 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord Sunday January 11, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Mary was born in Charleston on February 1, 1925 to the late Morris &...
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Teresa Love Samples

March 14, 1962 - January 8, 2015

Teresa Love Samples, 52, of Charleston passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 8, 2015. Teresa is survived by her husband, Steven W. Samples, daughter, Stephanie Kessell (Joshua), son, Steven "Buck" Samples, parents, Robert and Jean Love, brother, Robert Love (Amanda), granddaughters, Taylor Means and Alexandria Kessell, several nieces and nephews, and beloved friend, Vicki...
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Eugene Richard Adams

December 30, 1957 - January 4, 2015

Eugene Adams 57 passed away on January 4, 2015 in CAMC Memorial Hospital . Gene was born in Phillipsburg, Kansas on December 30, 1957. He is survived by his son, Richard Adams and sister, Juanita & Sam Webb and was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Charlene Adams. No services will be held. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is honored to serve the Adams Family.
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Linda Faye Halstead

September 2, 1942 - January 1, 2015

Linda Faye Halstead, 72, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.She was born in Charleston on September 2, 1942, to the late James Clayton Blankenship and Gladys Agatha Criner Blankenship Carr. Linda was also preceded in death by her son, Brad Kelly; stepfather, George Carr; brother, Clayton “Wally” Blankenship; and sisters, Drema Davis,...
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Robert Pierce O'Daniels

August 8, 1993 - December 25, 2014

Robert Pierce O’Daniels, 21, of Charleston, died Thursday, December 25, 2014. He was born August 8, 1993 in Teays Valley, and was the son of Roger and Rhonda O’Daniels. “Robo” was a student at WV Junior College in Charleston. Left to cherish his memories are his parents; brother, Josh Chandler; sister-in-law, Tara Chandler; two nieces, Anna Chandler and Emma Atkins;...
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Eva Catherine Tucker

April 10, 1927 - December 20, 2014

Eva Catherine Keller Tucker, 87 went to be with her Lord and Savior December 20, 2014 after a short illness at the home of her son Ronnie and Pauline Tucker. She was born April 10, 1927 to Andrew & Thelma Keller. She was preceded in death by her husband Theo Audel Tucker Sr; son, Guy Tucker Sr.; sisters, Gracie Wilson and Belva Schoolcraft; brother, Harold Wade Keller; grandson, Keith Allen...
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Berman Ellis Walton

April 11, 1933 - December 17, 2014

Berman Ellis Walton, 81, of Hurricane, formally of Campbell’s Creek Drive, passed away at Southern Ohio Medical Center on December 17, 2014 following a long illness.Berman was born April 11, 1933 in Covington, Virginia to the late John and Annie Walton. He was also preceded in death by brothers James and Leslie Walton, sisters Florence Huffman and Geneva Ellis.He was a US Army Veteran of...
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Calvin Eugene Jones

July 10, 1954 - December 14, 2014

Calvin E. “Bear” Jones, 60 of Campbell’s Creek passed away Sunday December 14, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston. He was born July 10, 1954. He was a lifelong resident of the Charleston area. He was a good father, brother and friend to everyone and he loved hunting, fishing and people watching. Calvin is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jo Ann; daughters, Heavenly and...
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Kathryn June Mullins

February 3, 1958 - December 13, 2014

Kathryn “Kathy” Page Mullins, 56, of Charleston, passed from this life on Saturday, December 13, 2014.Born February 3, 1958 she is the daughter of Kathryn Darleen Page and the late Alva Page of Charleston.She was preceded in death by her brother Leslie "Gene" Page and a sister Edna M. Carver.In addition to her Mother, Kathy leaves behind her sister Lana (Gary) Martin of...
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Arnold Ray Young

December 5, 1942 - December 11, 2014

Arnold Ray Young passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the age of 72. Arnold was born in Charleston on December 5, 1942. He graduated from DuPont High School in 1961. He served in the US Army and was a welder by trade. He lived in North Carolina for 30 years until he moved home in 2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Young, of 51 years; his children, David Young, Lisa Samples and...
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Shelia Rae Payne

August 20, 1946 - December 10, 2014

Sheila Rae Walker Payne, 68, of Miami, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Mission Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina.She was born in Princeton on August 20, 1946, to the late Eldridge and Nannie Mae Tilly Walker. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, James Robert Payne.Sheila was a retired beautician.She is survived by husband, James Payne; sisters,...
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Phyllis Jean Bailey

March 18, 1940 - December 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Betty Jo Hackney

November 23, 1938 - December 9, 2014

Betty Jo Hackney, 76, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord December 9, 2014. She died at home after a long battle with a multitude of health issues.She was a member of Perryville Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was always involved in church activities and events.She was a former school bus driver and also served as the head cook for Fairhaven Christian School for several...
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Teddy Lee Sizemore

November 4, 1965 - December 7, 2014

Teddy Lee Sizemore Jr., 49, of Charleston passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Teddy was born in Charleston on November 4, 1965. He was preceded in death by his father, Teddy Lee Sizemore Sr.; and his mother, Madeline Fay McCune Sizemore. He is survived by his loving step-mother, Burma Sizemore of Charleston; sisters, Neva “Lisa” (Jimmy) Fernatt of...
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Elsie Lillian Skiles

January 19, 1922 - December 4, 2014

Lillian Skiles, 92, of Cross Lanes, formerly of Campbells Creek, passed away on December 4, 2014 and is now in Heaven with her husband, Dana. She was born on January 19, 1922, to the late Gordan and Maude Layton. Along with her loving parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dana Skiles. Lillian was an active member of the Coal Fork United Methodist Church for 65 years and...
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Lorena Jane Martin

September 22, 1918 - November 30, 2014

Lorena Jane Martin, 96, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall; and her daughter, Shirley “Sis”. Her surviving children are, Jerry (Sue) of Smoot, Donald of Orlando, Florida, Ella (Dewey) of Ravenswood, and David (Darlena) of Charleston; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral...
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Jacqueline Sue Winfree

August 29, 1935 - November 29, 2014

Jacqueline Sue Winfree, 79 of Campbells Creek passed away Saturday November 29, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.Mrs. Winfree was born in Boone County on August 29, 1935 to the late Wade & Lois McCormick Payne. She was a 1953 graduate of East Bank High School and was an avid Mountaineer Fan. She formerly attended Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church.Along with her parents...
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Donald Ray Honaker

January 9, 1953 - November 28, 2014

Donald Ray Honaker, 61, of Belle, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014, at his home. He was born in Charleston on January 9, 1953, to the late John and Florence Cochran Honaker. Donald was a rubber machinist for American Hardfacing. He is survived by sons, Donald, Eddie and John Honaker, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Justin (Mindy) Honaker of Witcher Creek; daughters, Pam and Nicole Honaker, of...
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Ruby Alberta Runyon

August 21, 1918 - November 22, 2014

Ruby A. Runyon, 96 of Hurricane went home to be with the Lord Saturday November 22, 2014.Heaven gained a wonderful lady today, a woman who was strong in heart and soul. Ruby Runyon would have given you her left shoe if you needed it even after having given her right. She was a lady well versed in kindness, she spoke with meekness, and her words never tore down. She was a lady of insurmountable...
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Darrell Curtis Casdorph

February 21, 1941 - November 22, 2014

Darrell “Curtis” Casdorph Sr., 73, of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on November 22, 2014.He was born February 21, 1941 in Charleston, WV and was the son of Van Casdorph and Dicie Light who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sisters Beatrice Priecko of PA, and Barbara Kennedy of Charleston, WV.Curt was a dedicated pipefitter and mechanic for 36...
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Donald Lee Kuhn

July 19, 1949 - November 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Pauline Gay Proctor

March 9, 1942 - November 20, 2014

Pauline Jackson Proctor, 72, of Loudendale, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. She was born in Charleston on March 9, 1942, to the late Elmer and Julia George Young. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Leon Jackson; son, Brian Jackson, stepdaughter, Pamela Jo Phillips; sister, Delores Williams;...
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Sarah Elizabeth Blount

May 26, 1989 - November 16, 2014

Sarah Elizabeth Blount, 25, of Blount, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. She was born in Charleston on May 26, 1989.She grew up on Campbells Creek and attended Grace Freewill Baptist Church and Riverside High School. Sarah enjoyed hunting, cooking, cosmetology, drawing and animals.She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Johnny Blount.Sarah will deeply missed by her family...
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Helen Louise Casto

August 9, 1930 - November 7, 2014

Helen Louise Layton Casto, 84 of Sissonville, passed away Friday November 7, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Helen was born in Kanawha County on August 9, 1930 to the late Thomas & Opal Stone Wright. She was a home maker, a loving mother & grandmother and always seen that her family was taken care of.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband...
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Carolyn Sue Whitlock

January 23, 1950 - November 6, 2014

Carolyn Sue Whitlock, born to Mary and Wesley Whitlock on January 23, 1950, departed this life suddenly on Thursday, November 6, 2014.She was loved and will be missed by her sisters and their husbands, Connie and James Cavendish and Judy and Mike Farmer.The family will receive friends at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden WV, on Tuesday November 11, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.Surviving, her beloved...
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James Allen Armstrong

May 1, 1936 - October 29, 2014

James Allen Armstrong, 78 of Charleston passed away Wednesday October 29, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.James was born at Coal Fork, WV on May 1, 1936 to the late Henry Cohen & Margaret Aline Trigg Armstrong. He was a retired Electrician with Union Carbide and was a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post #200 and a member of the NRA.Along with his parents James...
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Leonard Allen Boyd

August 9, 1951 - October 21, 2014

Leonard Allen “Lenny” Boyd, 63, of Charleston, passed away at home with his family by his side on October 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Leonard and Lorraine Boyd; his loving wife of 40 years, Karen England Boyd; brother, Stephen A. Harold; and his best companions, Harley and Lucy. He leaves behind his loving son, Jason E. Boyd and Susan Hoffman;...
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Dallas Prince Brown

December 3, 1937 - October 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, MALDEN, WV.
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Terry Lee Green

November 18, 1946 - September 30, 2014

Terry Lee Green “Jelly Bean”, of Shrewsbury, moved on to a higher place on September 30th at 9:00 a.m. Terry finally won his 20 year contest with Lung Cancer and fell asleep quietly with total peace after a short stay at CAMC Memorial in Charleston. Terry was born November 18th 1946 in Ward, to his late parents, Maywood and Reba Green of Cedar Grove.Terry was a Cedar Grove High...
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Kimberly Evans Kennedy

June 11, 1956 - September 28, 2014

Kimberly Evans Kennedy, 58, of Charleston, passed away on September 28, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long battle with respiratory issues. Kim graduated from St. Albans High School in 1974. She received a bachelor’s degree from Marshall in criminal justice and a masters degree in counseling from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Her career spanned over several job settings...
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John Gammon

December 7, 1964 - September 26, 2014

John Mark Gammon, 49, of Elkview, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Mark was born in Charleston on December 7, 1964, to Alba Gammon and the late Roy Gammon. He loved working for Risk Market and working on the barges at Amherst Industries. He loved nature, gardening and antiques and his pets. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his...
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Teddy Lee Sizemore

April 18, 1945 - September 17, 2014

Teddy Lee Sizemore Sr., 69, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the Eastbrook Center, Charleston. He was born April 18, 1945, at Blount to the late Mose and Neva Bell Sizemore. Teddy was a 1964 graduate of DuPont High School. He was employed as a driver for FedEx and had also worked as a coal miner. Teddy is survived by his wife, Burma Sizemore; our pet Chihuahua...
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Duane Edward Drennen

October 25, 1943 - September 14, 2014

Duane Edward Drennen, of East Bank, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the Hubbard Hospice House. Upon graduating from high school, Duane became an FBI Agent and then went into the United States Air Force and served in Military Intelligence. He then joined the Kanawha County Sheriff Department and retired as Captain with 32 years of service. During his time with the department, he...
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Elmer Lloyd Skiles

December 17, 1932 - September 9, 2014

E. Lloyd Skiles, 81 of Charleston passed away Tuesday September 9, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness surrounded by his family. He was born December 17, 1932 in Charleston, Kanawha County. He was a lifelong resident of Charleston. Lloyd attended Charleston High School and was employed for 43 years at BF Goodrich before retiring in 1995. Lloyd was of the Christian faith and was a...
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Betty Lee Gosnell

June 26, 1924 - September 8, 2014

Betty Lee Gosnell, 90 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord Monday September 8, 2014 at the comfort of the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Darla & Brad Chittenden. Betty was born in Martinsburg, WV on June 26, 1924 to the late Robert & Edna Myers Cline. She was a retired Secretary from the State of West Virginia with many years of faithful and dedicated service. She was of...
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Willie Lee Tredway

June 28, 1933 - September 8, 2014

Willie Lee Tredway, 81 of Campbell’s Creek passed away Monday September 8, 2014 at his residence. Willie was born June 28, 1933 to the late Fred Lee & Hallie Wilson Tredway. He was a retired truck driver for Liquid Carbonic and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was also a member of the Campbell’s Creek Lions Club and the Salina Lodge #27 A.F. & A.M. Along with his...
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Jacqueline Whitlock

November 18, 1934 - August 22, 2014

Jacqueline “Jackie” Whitlock, 79 of Charleston, peacefully went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2014. Jackie was born in Charleston to Maywood and Alma Hackney on November 18, 1934. She graduated from DuPont High School in 1952, later attended business school and always lived on Campbell’s Creek. She was married to Ronald “Ronnie” Whitlock and had two sons, Joe...
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Mildred Maxine Woods

May 10, 1932 - August 17, 2014

On August 17, 2014, our beloved mother, Mildred Selbe Woods of Tad, left this earth to be reunited with her late husband, Gene Woods.Born May 10, 1932, at Putney to the late Jesse and Elva Selbe. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Anderson; and brothers, Paul, Henry and Dick Selbe.Left to mourn but to cherish many precious memories are her sons, Wetzel (Drema) Woods and Jimmy Woods...
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Marvin Thomas Mitchell

April 7, 1926 - August 13, 2014

Marvin T. “Buck” Mitchell, Sr., passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. During his last days, he was constantly surrounded by friends and family who loved him dearly.He was born April 7, 1926, in Acup, West Virginia, the son of the late Denny Dean and Maggie Mitchell. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his...
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Raymond Allen Miller

December 6, 1946 - August 11, 2014

Chip Miller, 67, of Mineral Wells, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, at his home. He was born on December 6, 1946, to the late Earl and Ruby Miller. Chip was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Lucy Holley. Chip was an avid golfer, who for several years ran the Senior Golf League. He had a tremendous passion for woodworking, loved camping, and was famous for his storytelling. He...
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Darrell Eugene England

August 23, 1924 - August 6, 2014

Darrell Eugene England, 89, of Southport, North Carolina, formerly of Elkview, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the Dosher Nursing Center in Southport, North Carolina. Darrell was born at Blue Creek. He spent 10 years working at E.I. DuPont in Belle and then retired from Union Carbide with over 20 years of service. He was a member of the Town Creek Baptist Church...
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Drema J. Smith

October 31, 1938 - August 2, 2014

Drema J. Garten Smith, 75 of Blount went home to be with the Lord on August 2, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends by her bedside, with a long and courageous battle of lung cancer. She was born October 31, 1938 to the late Thomas and Thelma Garten of Blount. She was a cheerleader at Midway & DuPont High Schools, graduating in 1958. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by...
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Lillian Carroll Summers

October 13, 1940 - July 28, 2014

Lillian Carroll Summers, 73, of Marmet, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Cedar Ridge Center. She was born on October 13, 1940 in Madison to the late Howard and Ruby Adkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy V. Summers; and brother, Bobby Dale Cantrell. Lillian was a member of Marmet Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her sons, Roy Lee Summers of Ashford and...
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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

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