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Our Obituaries

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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James Garfield Adams I

November 23, 1948 - June 16, 2016

James Garfield “Jamie” Adams I, 67, of Charleston, born November 23, 1948, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Hubbard Hospice House Charleston.He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Garfield and Ella Louise Hunter Adams; and grandson, Jeremy Nathaniel Adams.Jamie is survived by sons, James Garfield Adams II and Brian Christopher Adams and wife, Lisa; brother,...
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Florence Marie Toler

October 20, 1918 - June 15, 2016

Florence Marie Toler, 97, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Oak Ridge Center. She was born on October 20, 1918 in Putnam County to the late Grandville and Leona Ethel Pierson. Florence was a member of Walnut Gap Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Superior Laundry. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Toler; daughter,...
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Ranvil Ray Barker

August 27, 1984 - June 11, 2016

Ranvil Ray “Randy Ray” Barker III, 31, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at home. He was born on August 27, 1984 in Charleston, attended South Park Missionary Baptist Church and was a 2002 graduate of Gloucester High School in Hayes, Virginia and was a member of the ROTC. Ranvil will be loved and missed by many. He was preceded in death by maternal...
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Patty Ruth Greene

February 21, 1938 - June 7, 2016

Patty Ruth Greene, 78, of Chesapeake, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 21, 1938 in Lindside, Monroe County, to the late Ralph and Frances Riffe Bradley. Patty retired with 40 years of service from Bell Atlantic, now Verizon, as an engineering drafting clerk. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wandell...
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Evelyn Walker Meadows

April 21, 1921 - May 28, 2016

Evelyn Cook Jordan Meadows, 95, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Oakridge Center, Charleston.She was preceded in death by parents, AJ and Mamie Cook; ten siblings; and husbands, James Jordan and William Meadows.Although Evelyn never had children of her own she was “Mother” to many.She is survived by several nieces and nephews.There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday, June...
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Paul David Woolwine

January 14, 1956 - May 18, 2016

Paul David Woolwine, 60 of Charleston, passed away Wednesday May 18, 2016 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.Paul was born in Charleston on January 14, 1956 to the late Dorsey & Sylvia Jones Woolwine. He was a member of the Laborer’s Union in Indiana.Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother & sister-in-law, Bobby (Sue) Woolwine; nephew, Austin...
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Margaret Virginia Martin

March 31, 1925 - May 17, 2016

Margaret Virginia Martin, 91, of Hurricane, formerly of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.She was born on March 31, 1925 in Charleston to the late Roma and Dortha Lucas Litton.Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many and was a member of the Riverview Gospel Tabernacle.Along with her parents, she was...
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Lou Creasey Kemp

March 15, 1961 - May 5, 2016

Lou C. Kemp, 54 of St. Albans passed away on May 5, 2016.She was preceded in death by her parents, Sydney and Beulah Proctor Jarrell; Husband, Larry Kemp; one granddaughter, Kandice Smith; sisters, Anna Sheets and Ruby Bravo.She was a faithful member of the Word of God Center Church. She worked in the Payroll Department at Mount Olive Correctional center for 15 years.Lou is survived by her...
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Christine Petry

October 14, 1927 - May 1, 2016

On May 1, 2016, God opened the windows of Heaven and softly whispered our Mother’s name – “Come Home, Christine your earthly work is done.” She took His hand and entered Heaven’s Gates. Born, Christine Jenkins on October 14, 1927, to Belva and Howard Jenkins, she was the youngest of four children. Making this “journey” before her were her parents,...
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Victoria Burns

July 25, 1923 - April 28, 2016

Victoria “Vicki” Burns, 92 of Kanawha City, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2016 at the Good Living Assisted Living Center in Malden, after a long illness.Victoria was preceded in death by her husband Carl A. “Tag” Burns, and sisters, Margaret Pinson, Ann Russe, Mary Pacifico, and brothers, Joe, Sam and John Marshall.She is survived by one brother, Toney (Irene)...
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Alethia Ellen Dolan

June 30, 1930 - April 28, 2016

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

April 2, 1936 - April 19, 2016

Alice Rose Pauley, 80, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House. She was born on April 2, 1936 in Charleston to the late Charlie and Helen Marie Alford Whitlock. Alice was a former clerk with 15 years of service for the WV State Employment Security and she attended the Rand First Church of The Nazarene. Alice was a homemaker and a...
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Jerrold Lee King

September 5, 1939 - April 16, 2016

Jerrold Lee King, 76, of Gandeeville, formerly of Charleston, born September 5, 1939, passed away April 16, 2016.He was preceded in death by his son, Victor William King; father, Orville William King; mother, Margret King Hasty; brothers, Fredrick, Larry and Ronald (Kinder) King; and sister, Mary Lou Withrow.Survived by: wife of 56 years, Darlene; son, Fred; daughters, Brenda King and Dianne ...
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Herman Earl Newman

October 23, 1923 - April 14, 2016

Herman Earl Newman, of Malden, went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2016. Herman was born on October 23, 1923 in Malden, WV. Herman was a charter member of Mary Virginia Gospel Tabernacle, where he dedicated his life to God at the age of 17. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Aleutians Islands in Alaska. Herman retired from Owens Illinois...
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Glenn Adrian Buffington

November 20, 1933 - April 13, 2016

Glenn Adrian Buffington, 82, of Chesapeake, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. He was born in Cabin Creek on November 20, 1933, to the late Elmer and Pamel Cox Buffington. Glenn retired from Broughton Dairy and E. I. Dupont – Belle. He attended the Lens Creek Wesleyan Church, was U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Teamsters. Glenn could not...
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Eva Lou Cooper

December 10, 1959 - April 8, 2016

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

April 15, 1926 - April 6, 2016

Gladys “Jean” Bail, 89, of DuPont City, died Wednesday, April 6 at Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center from injuries sustained from a fall at her home in February. Jean was a member of First Baptist Church in South Charleston. Born in Lawn, Greenbrier County on April 15, 1926, Jean came to Charleston after graduating Sandstone High School. She entered nursing training at Charleston...
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Cleo Loraine Shamblin

August 10, 1924 - April 6, 2016

Cleo Loraine Beattie Shamblin, 91, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness. She was born in Charleston on August 10, 1924, to the late Charles and Cecil Butler McCormick. Cleo retired from housekeeping with 17 years of service for the former Hill Top Nursing Home, Charleston. Along with her parents, she was also...
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Nancy Kay Collins

August 24, 1955 - March 19, 2016

Nancy Kay (Richards) Collins was born in Campbells Creek on August 24, 1955 to Chester and Jean Richards. She departed this life on Friday, March 18, 2016. Nancy attended DuPont High School and graduated in 1973. She worked at the Arc Three Rivers for 13 years. In her free time Nancy enjoyed Native American history, spending time in nature, and was deep in her faith in Christ. She is survived by...
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Thomas Edward Slack

July 15, 1973 - March 15, 2016

Thomas E. Slack, 42 years old, born July 15, 1973, went home to be with Lord on March 15, 2016. Tom died at home after a long illness. He was saved and baptized April, 1979 and was a member of Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Campbells Creek; a 1991 graduate of DuPont High School and attended West Virginia State College and Rio Grande College. Tom taught gymnastics over 20 years, God...
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Victoria Ann Walker

February 7, 1951 - March 14, 2016

Victoria Ann Walker, 65 of Belle passed away Monday March 14, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital, Charleston.Vicki was born in Ward on February 7, 1951 to the late John & Frona Ellen Simms Proctor. She was a homemaker.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Robin Thacker, Barbara Bartley and Ellen.She is survived by her son, Kenneth Walker of Belle; daughter, Amy Walker...
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James Howard Smailes

March 14, 1929 - March 12, 2016

James H. Smailes Sr., 86, of Campbells Creek, went home in the arms of the Lord on March 12, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents, Ira Lee Sr. and Lillian Nelson Smailes, wife, Delores, son, James Jr. and 6 siblings.He was a retired electrician from US Steel and Carbon Fuel and a proud member of UMWA. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Moose Lodge 1444.Surviving are his...
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Marguerite Lorraine Scraggs

July 27, 1949 - March 9, 2016

Marguerite Lorraine Scraggs of Belle spent her last moments here on earth Wednesday, March 9, 2016 with her loved ones by her side. She was born July 27, 1949 in Paint Creek to the late John & Marguerite Jenkins.Time stood still as she peacefully went to be with her Savior Jesus Christ, Husband Jackie Scraggs, 4 brothers Roger, James, Johnny, and Harry Jenkins and Son Roger Lycans Jr.Left to...
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George Samuel Mitchem

December 20, 1960 - March 8, 2016

George S. “Rocky” MItchem Jr., 55, of Charleston passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston following a long illness.Rocky was born in Bluefield, WV on December 20, 1960, to the late George S. Sr. and Mary F. Miller Mitchem. He attended East Bank High School and went to Carver Career & Technical Education Center, Charleston and received...
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Emma Jean Pierson

September 1, 1932 - March 8, 2016

Emma Jean Pierson, wife of Charles Victor Pierson, rejoiced in the presence of the Lord on March 8th of 2016, at her home in Charleston. She was the mother of "Jeanie" Schwan Martin, "Roni" Simon Boggs, the late "Chuck" Charles Thomas Pierson, "Vic" Louie Victor (Jenny) Pierson, the late Danny Gene Pierson and "Sam" Samuel Carl Pierson; she had...
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William Riley Brown

July 6, 1943 - March 7, 2016

William Riley Brown, 72, of Belle, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was a U S Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving with Charley Co. 15TC, First Calvary, at An Khe. Bill was a proud recipient of a Purple Heart. After graduating from Morris Harvey College, Bill taught Social Studies at Stonewall Jackson and South Charleston High Schools before...
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Velma Ann McClanahan

June 9, 1936 - March 5, 2016

Velma Ann Litteral McClanahan, 79, of Marmet, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 5, 2016, with her family and friends by her side.She was born June 9, 1936 in Ohley. She worked at the Diamond Department Store and CAMC General Hospital in housekeeping. She was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years at the Chesapeake First Baptist Church and the healing Stream Missionary Baptist...
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Robert Edward Woods

October 14, 1937 - March 3, 2016

Robert Edward Woods, 78 of Parkersburg, formerly of Campbells Creek, passed away Thursday March 3, 2016 at the Marietta Center in Marietta, Ohio.Robert was born in Putney on October 14, 1937 to the late Lovell & Mattie Wolfe Woods. He was retired from Chemical Lehman Tank Lines with 26 years of service. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 175, the Salina Lodge #27 A.F & A.M. ...
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Sharon Yvonne Ellis

February 12, 1950 - February 25, 2016

On Thursday February 25th, 2016, in the early hours of the morning, the Heavens opened wide and welcomed a beautiful, loving soul into eternal rest.Beloved Mother and Grandmother, Sharon Yvonne Hill Ellis was born February 12th, 1950 in Hernshaw to the late Austin and Frances Hill. She attended East Bank High School. She enjoyed her dogs, reading and watching movies and British TV mysteries. ...
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Winifred Ann Halstead

November 15, 1924 - February 23, 2016

Winifred Ann Halstead, 91, of Coal Fork, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Per her wishes, her body will be cremated and there will be no services.
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Mary Hiler Jackson

March 1, 1934 - February 22, 2016

Mary Hiler Jackson, 81, of Charleston passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 following an extended illness.Mary was born at Chelyan on March 1, 1934 to the late Cecil Clarence and Leola White Hiler. She was a 1951 Graduate of East Bank High School and was a retired manager of training from Columbia Gas.Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Jackson.Left to cherish...
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Hazel Almeda Walton

November 9, 1933 - February 1, 2016

Hazel Almeda Rankin Walton went to her forever home with Jesus on February 1, 2016. She has been reunited with her husband, Charles Walton; her parents, Henry and Mintie Rankin; her sisters, Drema, Ethel, Mary and Ruth Naomi; her brothers, Willie, Roy, and Jackie Lee; and many other family and friends.Mom will be forever missed by her children; Kenneth (Crystal) Walton of St. Louis, Becky Stephen...
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Agnes M. Walker

October 10, 1936 - February 1, 2016

Agnes M. Walker, of Malden, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 1, 2016.She was a lifelong musician and singer. She spent many weekends playing around Charleston with her sister, Rachel, as the Brown Sisters and the Road Runner Band.Agnes was the daughter of the late McKinley and Gertrude Brown of Campbells Creek.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister,...
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Janet Ruth Ratliff

February 9, 1941 - January 30, 2016

Janet Ruth Ratliff, 74, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born at Cinco on February 9, 1941, to the late James and Eugenia Meadows Stone. Janet was a 1959 graduate of DuPont High School. After graduation, she was accepted in the surgical technician class at Charleston Memoria Hospital (CAMC) and became a...
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Billy Clay

December 4, 1928 - January 28, 2016

Billy Clay, 87, of Campbells Creek, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House Charleston after a long illness on January 28, 2016, surrounded by family members and friends. Bill was born in Putney on December 4, 1928 to the late John Lewis Clay and Mary Goldie Huffman Clay. Bill was retired from Valley Camp Coal Company after many years of service, and enjoyed working in his...
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Patsy Lee Hackney

December 19, 1935 - January 14, 2016

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

October 24, 1957 - January 9, 2016

Another sweet angel entered Heaven from Hubbard Hospice House on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Debra was born October 24, 1957 at Notomine. She graduated school from East Bank High School and was employed by WV Department of Corrections. She was loved by everyone that she came in contact with, and was especially loved by her co-workers, who visited her faithfully and showered her with love. The...
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Mark Edward Griffith

June 19, 1953 - January 6, 2016

Mark Edward Griffith, 62, of Belle, passed away on the evening of January 6, 2016 after his long fight with pancreatic cancer. He fought this disease since being diagnosed in 2012 with the assistance of the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia. Mark’s positive attitude about his struggle with cancer was inspirational to all who knew him. He remained positive about his...
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Raymond Lewelly Cottrill

August 13, 1927 - January 6, 2016

Raymond L. Cottrill, 88 of Charleston passed away Wednesday January 6, 2016 at CAMC General Division following a short illness.Raymond was born in Putney on August 13, 1927 to the late Edward & Garnet Fair Cottrill. He was a retired coal miner having worked for Carbon Fuel and US Steel with 39 years of service. He was a Baptist and a member of the UMWA.Raymond was a loving husband, father,...
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Daryl Edward Smith

December 24, 1946 - January 4, 2016

Daryl Edward Smith Sr., 69 of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord Monday January 4, 2016 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.Daryl was born in Charleston on December 24, 1946 to the late James Ezra & Violet Gibson Smith. He was a retired mechanic with the Kanawha County Board of Education with 15 years of service. He was a retired Army Veteran having serviced during...
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Carrie Ann Postalwait

November 28, 1974 - January 3, 2016

Carrie Postalwait, 41 of Charleston passed into eternal peace on Jan. 3, 2016. Carrie was born November 28, 1974 in South Charleston to James and Brenda Postalwait.She was a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School class of 1993. She was employed by Lab Corp as a phlebotomist and housed with Dr. Randall Hill and Dr. Aaron Parry at CAMC Women’s and Children’s Hospital.She is survived by...
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Judith Ann Sarrett

August 29, 1941 - December 27, 2015

Judith “Judy” A. Sarrett of Lexington, KY passed away on December 27, 2015 at home after a long illness. She was born in Ashland KY on August 29, 1941. Judy lived the majority of her life in Charleston, WV and was preceded in death by her father Harry Jack Maddix and Mother Ruth Maddix. She was a Member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington and former member of Big Bottom...
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Jimmie Irvan Creasey

November 1, 1933 - December 23, 2015

Jimmie I. Creasey, 82, of Chelyan, passed away from a short illness on December 23, 2015, at CAMC with his loving wife, Hazel, by his side.He was born November 1, 1933, the youngest son of the late Benjamin and Mabel Hodges Creasey, in Chelyan.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Karen J. Wade Creasey and their daughter, Gail Mensink. His brothers,...
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Nita Evelyn Perry

June 18, 1927 - December 22, 2015

Nita Evelyn Perry, 88, of Tad, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.She was born in Raleigh County on June 18, 1927, to the late Oliver C. “Fuzzy” and Flora Louise Clayton Rickman. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Donald Perry; and several siblings.One memory that she was most proud of and...
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Otis Franklin Wills

April 27, 1933 - December 21, 2015

Otis Franklin Wills, 82, of Malden, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House. He was born in Rensford on April 27, 1933, to the late Lawrence and Reba Mae Clay Wills. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Linda Mae Casto. Otis was a graduate of DuPont High School class of 52; a U. S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and...
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Linda Faye SIGMAN

November 17, 1943 - December 20, 2015

Linda Faye Sigman, 72, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015, CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born and raised in Widen and was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Ethel Young Sigman; five sisters, Emma Jo Kayer, Betty Fizer, Lois Browning, Mary Lou Barnette and her twin sister, Brenda Sigman; and four brothers, Wayne, Ronnie, Rodney and Keith Sigman. Before ending...
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Robert Lee Shelton

November 24, 1929 - December 10, 2015

Robert Lee Shelton, 86, of Campbells Creek, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015, Eastbrook Center, Charleston. He was born in Tad on November 24, 1929, to the late Ancel and Ollie Collins Shelton. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Shelton; and brothers, William and Eugene Shelton. Bob was a former janitor for the West Virginia State Capitol and...
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Mary Jane Rothwell

March 23, 1926 - November 26, 2015

Mary Jane Hailey Rothwell, 89 of Murfreesboro, TN, formerly of Cross Lanes, WV went home to be with the Lord on November 26, 2015.Mary was born March 23, 1926 in Fenwick, WV. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.She was preceded in death by loving husbands, James Arvel Hailey & James Allison Rothwell.Surviving are her daughters, Linda Lou Cathey (Ron) of...
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Seth Taylor Wilson

August 25, 1990 - November 21, 2015

Seth Taylor Wilson, of Rand, completed his walk on this Earth at his home in Rand, on the 21st day of November, 2015. Seth was born in Charleston, on the 25th day of August 1990.Seth was a 2008 graduate of Mountaineer Challenge Academy of Kingwood and 2009 graduate of Riverside High School and a 2015 graduate of Carver Career Center. He previously attended Glenville State College. He was a...
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Martha Jane Brown

July 3, 1947 - November 20, 2015

Martha Jane Brown, 68, of Blount, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born in Charleston on July 3, 1947, to the late Hobert and Aretta Brown. She was a Christian. She is survived by her aunts, Retha Brown and Deloria Gibson, both of Campbells Creek, and Ellen Brown of Florida; and uncle, Donald Brown of Cambridge, OH. The funeral service will be held 2...
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LaDonna Faye Kay

April 30, 1951 - November 14, 2015

LaDonna Faye (Mack) Kay, 64 of Charleston died Saturday November 14, 2015 at home, after a long illness.Donna was born April 30, 1951 to Louie and Francis Mack. She was a 1969 graduate of DuPont High School, and attended West Virginia State College. She worked for the Kanawha County Board of Education for 29 years, and spent 28 of those years at piedmont Elementary as a Kindergarten Aide. She...
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Richard Clay Maxwell

September 17, 1940 - November 12, 2015

Richard Clay Maxwell, 75, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital.Richard was born in Ashland, KY on September 17, 1940, to the late Norman and Hilda Osborne Maxwell. He was a retired Locomotive Engineer with Conrail with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God, Salina Lodge #27 A.F & A.M, Beni Kedem Shrine and the...
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Mildred Dora Holliday

April 19, 1919 - November 8, 2015

Mildred Dora Spitzer Holliday passed November 08, 2015 after a long life of cruising and traveling the world.Mildred was born April 19, 1919 in Rainelle, WV. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles C. and Carrie Snooks Spitzer, her brothers, Lewis, Carl and Jim Spitzer; her sister, Margie Roy Siemesko and by her son, Fred Holliday.Mildred is survived by two sons, Richard C (Mona) and Robert...
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James Arthur Farren

March 3, 1938 - November 4, 2015

James Arthur Farren, 77, of Elkview, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born March 3, 1938 in Quincy to the late Raymond and Edna Rhoades Farren. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Higgenbotham and Ruby Leadmon, and brothers, Raymond Farren Jr. and Jackie Farren. James was a retired machinist...
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James Bowles

December 17, 1956 - November 1, 2015

James Bowles, 58, of St. Albans, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 17, 1956 in Charleston to the late Franklin and Margie Bosewell Bowles. He was a retired meat cutter with 18 years of service for Parkway Supermarket. James is survived by his wife, Renee Bowles; son, James “Tony” Bowles; and...
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Julia Elizabeth Hall

October 17, 1915 - October 28, 2015

Julia Hall, 100, of Ravenswood, formerly of Chesapeake, passed on to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.Julia was born October 17, 1915 at Talcott. She was a member of the Chesapeake Freewill Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing and praising God. She will be missed at Tudor’s of Marmet, where she was known as “Grandma The Biscuit Queen.”She was preceded in...
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Walter Isom Webb

March 30, 1930 - October 27, 2015

Walter I. Webb, 85, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born March 30, 1930 in Keith, Boone County, to the late Hubert and Pearlie Mae Massey Webb. Walter was also preceded in death by his wife; Barbara E. Webb; and 15 siblings. Walter was a supervisor with Coleman Trainer Construction Company, a U S Army veteran of the...
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Marcelline Cleo Smailes

July 2, 1928 - October 24, 2015

Marcelline “Claudia” Dornick Smailes, 87, of South Charleston passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Tender Heart Home Care, South Charleston.Mrs. Smailes was born July 2, 1928 at Manilla Ridge, Putnam County to the late Lewis and Oma Jones Dornick. She worked as a care giver for Kelly Services and was a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital for many years. She was a member of...
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Mae Faun Lohan

October 10, 1925 - October 16, 2015

Mae F. Edelman Lohan, 90 of Chesapeake passed away Friday October 16, 2015 at Oakridge Center, Charleston.Mae was born at Winifrede, WV on October 10, 1925 to the late John Howard & Barbara Jane Mullins Edelman. She was a homemaker and lived in Christiansburg, VA with her late husband, Willie G. Lohan and upon retirement they moved back to West Virginia and resided in Chesapeake.Along with...
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Arnold Fremont Douglas

April 22, 1938 - October 11, 2015

Entered into rest, Sunday, October 11, 2015, Arnold was born in Spring Hill, WV, on April 22, 1938 to the late Dennis and Virlie Douglas. Arnold graduated St. Albans High School, Class of 56. Arnold worked in the nylon and gleem areas of DuPont Plant, Belle, retiring as a Millwright and Shift supervisor with 31 years of service. Arnold is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy Berkhouse...
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Donna Sue Campbell

December 19, 1943 - October 4, 2015

Donna Sue Campbell, 71, of Blount, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. She was born December 19, 1943, at Putney to the late Howard and Ina Ratliff Belcher. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by sister, Marcella Johnson; and brothers, Maynard Belcher and Otho Belcher. Donna was a homemaker. She is survived by her...
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Shelley Delane Dearien

June 7, 1971 - October 3, 2015

Shelley D. Dearien, 44, of Charleston, WV passed away on Oct. 3, 2015 at her home following a short illness.She was born on June 7, 1971 in Charleston, WV, the daughter of Sandra E. O’Dell Dearien and Franklin Dearien. She was a member of the Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church and worked at CAMC-General as a dietary technician.In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Seth...
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Howard J. Murphy

May 30, 1919 - October 3, 2015

Howard J. Murphy, 96, of DuPont City, WV, passed away on October 3, 2015 at Hospice Hubbard House. The Lord received a faithful servant who exemplified a strong Christian man in both values and service.Howard was born May 30, 1919 in Montrose, WV to Cora and Hickman Murphy. He married the love of his life, Alda Enlow, on January 9, 1943. They celebrated 58 ½ years together.Howard was...
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Mildred Virginia Stevens

August 16, 1924 - September 21, 2015

Mildred Owens Stevens, 91, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 21, 2015, at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston after a short illness. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stevens; her mother, Lottie Owens; and her brothers, Carl, Harold and Raymond Owens. She is survived by her sister, Dolores Owens (Paul) Kelly of Charleston; and also...
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Carl Edward Epling

December 8, 1972 - September 10, 2015

Carl Edward “Eddie” Epling, 42 years old of Charleston, passed away after being fatally injured in an accident on September 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Ray Epling; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Epling; and maternal grandmother, Geraldine R. Slater. He will be sadly missed by his mother, Jaqueline R. Epling “Jackie Myers”; his...
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Lloyd K. Carpenter

December 15, 1942 - September 7, 2015

Lloyd Carpenter “Baldy”, 72 of Campbells Creek, Charleston, WV passed away September 7, 2015. He was born December 15, 1942, son of the late Russell and Della Carpenter.He was survived by his six children, Anthony, Bryan (Cheryl), Christina (Bryan), Kenneth (Mia), Austin, and Danny; fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Friday, September 11...
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Vernon Jerreal Hicks

December 30, 1932 - September 7, 2015

Vernon Jerreal Hicks, 82 of Campbell’s Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Monday September 7, 2015. Vernon was born on December 30, 1932 in Charleston, son of the late Cecil& Virgie Norman Hicks. He worked and managed the A & W Root Beer in Charleston for 26 years. He spent many years singing and playing piano for The Joy Beams. He loved and cherished his church family at The...
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Donald Franklin Hall

September 25, 1958 - September 7, 2015

Donald F. Hall, 56, of Charleston, passed away on Sept. 7, 2015 at his home following a short illness.He was born on Sept. 25, 1958, in Greenbrier County, WV, a son of Cora DeWitt Hitchcock and the late Lonnie Hall, who passed away Sept. 9, 2015. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Williams.He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hall; two sons, Jason (Tanya) Hall of Covington, VA, and...
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Paula Jean Sizemore

October 22, 1946 - September 6, 2015

Paula Jean Hunt Sizemore, 68, of Belle, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 6, 2015 with all three generations of children and family by her side after a short battle with cancer.She was a kind and generous soul with unbreakable faith in God and His unconditional love for her and her family. She loved and was devoted to her family like no other and touched the hearts of...
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Clarence Allen Barefield

October 27, 1965 - September 4, 2015

Clarence “Allen” Barefield, Loving Papaw, dad, brother, son, uncle, companion, 49 of Malden went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.He was born in Charleston on October 27, 1965 and raised in Malden by Linda and James “Jim” McDaniel. He was a member of Christ Temple Church. He worked hard for over 15 years at...
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Jerry Ellen Smith

April 15, 1954 - August 22, 2015

Jerry Ellen Smith, 61 of McCormick, South Carolina went home to be with the Lord Saturday August 22, 2015 at the Petra Health & Rehab in McCormick.Ellen was born in Charleston on April 15, 1954 to the late John & Frona Simms Proctor. She was a Senior Receptionist for Avery Dennison Corp. with 18 years of service.Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her son, John Boggess;...
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Linda Sue Wood

June 9, 1955 - August 18, 2015

Linda Sue Wood, 60 of Hernshaw was called up to meet her Lord and Savior on Monday August 18, 2015 after long illnesses.She was preceded in death by her father, Beauford Meadows and mother, Mary Midge” Meadows; daughter, Stephanie Lynn Pettry; granddaughter, Josie.Linda sang and played piano gospel music for most of her adult life as a ministry in sharing the gospel in song. She lived the...
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Charles Thomas Roberts

June 14, 1950 - August 17, 2015

Charles Thomas Roberts,65, lovingly called 'Tom' by those who knew him, departed this Earth and joined beloved family on August 17, 2015.Tom is preceded in death by his son, Ryan Roberts and parents, Evelyn and Donald Roberts.He is survived by his daughter, Lynette Carpenter, granddaughters, Alyssa and Kylie Carpenter, of Moneta, VA and grandson and granddaughter, Jonathan and Charleigh...
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Dusty Lee Howery

December 12, 1948 - August 17, 2015

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Leroy Charles Hopper

March 17, 1955 - August 14, 2015

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Sandra Kay Crowder

December 16, 1946 - August 11, 2015

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Jerry Lee McGhee

December 4, 1979 - August 10, 2015

Jerry Lee McGhee II, 35, of Marmet, was called home after completing the lord’s work on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at the Charleston Area Medical (Memorial Division), after an extended illness.He was born December 4, 1979 in Charleston, the son of Cathy L and Jerry L McGhee, his brother and best friend Michael of Marmet, Grandmother Betty Stilwell of Marmet, Grandfather, the late Clavel Stilwell...
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Eula Margaret Farley

October 10, 1922 - August 6, 2015

Eula Margaret Farley, 92 of Marmet passed away Thursday August 6, 2015 at the Golden Living Center, Glasgow.Mrs. Farley was born October 10, 1022 in Marmet to the late Lloyd & Freddie Peal Skeens. She was a homemaker and a Christian.She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Farley.Left to cherish her memory are her son, James R. Farley Skeens of Marmet; daughter, Paula Smith of Concord...
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Franklin Clark Bowles

May 8, 1931 - August 4, 2015

Franklin C. Bowles, 84 of Campbell’s Creek passed away August 4, 2015 of heart failure.Frank was born May 8, 1931 at Tad, WV, the son of the late James Flem & Francis Carte Bowles. He was also preceded in death by his son, Ricky; brothers, Orville & James Bowles. He served in the US Army, stationed in Germany and France.He was employed by the Terminix Company. He loved the...
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Kelly Lucas

October 31, 1961 - August 3, 2015

Kelly Lucas, 53 of Charleston gained her wings Monday August 3, 2015 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She has joined hands with her mother in the sky.Kelly graduated from East Bank High School in 1979 where she was an avid softball player. She spent many years traveling the country in an 18 wheeler taking every opportunity to stop and enjoy the scenery and especially the wildlife. She...
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Ruth Elaine Stanley

June 27, 1962 - July 30, 2015

Ruth Elaine Stanley, 53 of Charleston passed away Thursday July 30, 2015 at her home.Elaine was born June 27, 1962 in Charleston, WV to Leslie and Ruth Perry Stanley. She spent her early years playing in and around the grocery store owned by her parents until she was old enough to stock shelves and run the cash register. She was a 1980 graduate of East Bank High School and had been a volunteer...
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Richard Carroll Baker

May 29, 1938 - July 25, 2015

Rev. Richard C. Baker, 77, of Campbell’s Creek, Charleston, went to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 25, 2015. Preceding him in death were: daughter, Amy Jo Baker; father Ralph Baker; mother & stepfather, Ruey and Guy Robertson; sister Betty Jo Baker; and brother Frank Baker.Surviving are: Edith Baker, wife of 49 years ; daughter, Julie Baker and granddaughter, Amelia...
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Harold Fredrick Crede

April 17, 1931 - July 16, 2015

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Doran Hansford Frame

September 6, 1919 - July 5, 2015

DORAN HANSFORD FRAME, SR. WAS BORN IN THE SMALL LOGGING TOWN OF CURTAIN, WV SEPT 6th 1919 AND LEFT HIS EARTHLY HOME ON SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015 MAKING HIS FINAL JOURNEY TO BE WITH GERRY, HIS WIFE OF 70 YEARS AND OLDEST SON DH. HE WAS THE 7th CHILD OF JAMES OSCAR FRAME AND BERTHA BELL FRIEND FRAME.DORAN WAS FROM A LARGE FAMILY OF 6 BROTHERS AND 5 SISTERS. GROWING UP IN GASSAWAY HE REMEMBERED HIS...
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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

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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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