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Our Obituaries

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

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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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Loretta Fern Hatcher

November 10, 1939 - May 25, 2015

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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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