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


Our Obituaries

Glendola Elizabeth Cox

November 7, 1921 - December 4, 2016

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Shelia Sue Slater

May 20, 1949 - November 28, 2016

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James Dewey Thomas

August 27, 1931 - November 23, 2016

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Tennyson David Taylor

September 22, 1923 - November 18, 2016

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

June 15, 2016 - November 11, 2016

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

July 23, 1930 - November 10, 2016

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

October 11, 1929 - November 5, 2016

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

April 6, 1942 - November 5, 2016

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

October 6, 1928 - November 3, 2016

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

September 3, 1939 - October 31, 2016

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

October 23, 1961 - October 29, 2016

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Ira Davis Eskins

January 17, 1932 - October 20, 2016

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

September 9, 1976 - October 19, 2016

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

January 17, 1955 - October 19, 2016

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

January 8, 1935 - October 16, 2016

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Donald Keith Edds

June 25, 1941 - October 14, 2016

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

March 9, 1948 - October 12, 2016

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

June 19, 1932 - October 10, 2016

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

November 20, 1976 - October 9, 2016

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

March 27, 1939 - October 6, 2016

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

January 31, 1948 - October 6, 2016

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

May 2, 1940 - October 2, 2016

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

June 14, 1934 - September 22, 2016

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

July 21, 1945 - September 19, 2016

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

April 12, 2016 - September 16, 2016

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

June 9, 1955 - September 13, 2016

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

October 27, 1945 - September 13, 2016

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

February 20, 1924 - September 9, 2016

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

January 9, 1947 - September 3, 2016

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

August 20, 1959 - September 2, 2016

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

December 9, 1948 - September 1, 2016

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

July 8, 1926 - August 31, 2016

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

March 8, 1960 - August 27, 2016

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

October 4, 1924 - August 26, 2016

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

October 10, 1936 - August 24, 2016

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

May 16, 1956 - August 23, 2016

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

November 7, 1961 - August 22, 2016

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

December 26, 1950 - August 11, 2016

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

December 14, 1943 - August 10, 2016

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

August 27, 1928 - August 8, 2016

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

January 3, 1934 - August 7, 2016

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

December 22, 1953 - July 30, 2016

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

March 16, 1945 - July 24, 2016

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

July 23, 1936 - July 13, 2016

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

February 15, 1944 - July 13, 2016

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

November 24, 1973 - July 6, 2016

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

May 27, 1953 - July 4, 2016

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

May 13, 1945 - June 21, 2016

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

February 24, 1956 - June 19, 2016

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

July 12, 1940 - June 19, 2016

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

October 9, 1924 - June 17, 2016

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

October 25, 1935 - June 16, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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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