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Nona Mae Bennett

October 20, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Nona Pittman Bennett, 83, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at home after a short illness. Nona was born in Charleston on October 20, 1934 to the late Phillip and Nellie Tittle Pittman. She was a member of the Valley Grove Church of the Nazarene where she sang in the Choir. Nona loved to sing and was a member of the Allegro Choral Group. She was a...
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Joyce Ann Patton

December 8, 1939 - November 7, 2017

Joyce Ann Patton, 77, of Malden, passed away at Bowers Hospice House, Cranberry, after a long illness.She was born December 8, 1939 to the late Harrison and Bessie Kirk. Joyce is also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Harvey Ray; her sisters, Reese Horrocks and Emma Bowles; and brothers, Jim, Jack and Frank Kirk.Joyce was a loving mother and grandmother and loved spending time with...
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Fredrick Donald Ross

November 2, 1938 - October 30, 2017

After a courage’s battle with cancer, Fred "Barney" Ross, 78, of Campbells Creek, went home to Glory on Monday, October 30, 2017, at the home of Cliff and Lin Layton with whom he made his home the past 30 plus years.Fred loved the outdoors. He loved being in the woods riding his four wheeler, camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends.Left to cherish his memory along...
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David Lyle Morrison

August 5, 1944 - October 27, 2017

David Lyle Morrison, 73, of Charleston passed away, October 27, 2017 at home. He was a Christian and a member of the United Christian Church in Belle.David served in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He retired from the Department of Education, and was also an avid hunter. David held various positions in the church throughout the years, with his current position as Sunday School...
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Arnis Lee Walker

January 13, 1934 - October 27, 2017

Arnis L. "Arnie" Walker, 83, of Malden went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 27, 2017.Arnie served in the Army during the Korean War as a bomb technician before beginning a career as a truck driver. He enjoyed dancing, listening to his late wife's band, and spending time with his family.Arnie was preceded in death by his parents Charles Hobart & May Elizabeth Walker;...
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Michael Jason Gibson

May 29, 1979 - October 24, 2017

Michael Jason Gibson, 38, of Marmet, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, following a long illness.Jason was born in Charleston on May 29, 1979. He was a 1998 graduate of East Bank High School and was an avid hunter and fisherman.Left to cherish his memory are his son, Tanner Michael Gibson of Racine; father and mother, Ronnie and Sharon Gibson of...
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Margaret Jean Benton

October 1, 1938 - October 21, 2017

Margaret “Peggy” Benton, 79, of Campbells Creek, born October 1, 1938 in Charleston, went home to be with the Lord and her son, Rick, on October 21, 2017.Peggy worked hard at several different jobs and loved working with the public. She loved spending time with her family and attending church at Liberty Methodist Church.She was preceded in death by son, Rick Wheeler; parents, Lewis...
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Twila M. Wolfingbarger

February 22, 1935 - October 11, 2017

Twila Samllridge Wolfingbarger, 86, lovingly known as “Maw Maw Twiggy” and “Maw Maw T”, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House.Twila graduated from Marlinton High School in 1949. She was a Christian and a member of Poca Fork Baptist Church. She was the WV Queen of TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) of 1968...
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William Ezra Bowers

August 31, 1920 - October 10, 2017

William Ezra Bowers was born at Bowers Crossroads near Littleton, NC, on August 31, 1920. He grew up working on the farm that had been in the family since before the Civil War. At 17, he took a job with the Rural Electric Association wiring houses in his area as the power line came through, going on to wire houses on his own. He earned an Associate’s Degree at Lewisburg College, completed...
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Larry Leon Knapp

August 22, 1940 - October 10, 2017

Larry Leon “Poppy” Knapp went to be with his heavenly Father October 10, 2017, at home peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 22, 1940, Winifrede, to the late Allie Alderman and Jerald Knapp. Larry was a member of the Winifrede Presbyterian Church, U. S. Army and retired from U. S. Steel. Larry loved fishing, hunting and Nascar racing, but his greatest...
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Yvonne Lee Brown

June 9, 1940 - October 6, 2017

Yvonne Lee “Bonnie” Brown, 77, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 6, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.Bonnie was born in Charleston on June 9, 1940, to the late Ray and Dorothy Bostic Stuart. She was retired from the Department of Health and Human Services with 20 years of service. She was a faithful member of the Riverview Gospel Tabernacle where...
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Barbara Lorena Whitlock

January 28, 1928 - September 26, 2017

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Cara Louise Hackney

August 21, 1971 - September 25, 2017

Cara Louise Hackney, 46, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017, at her home.Cara was born in Charleston on August 21, 1971 to the late Calvin and Betty Jo Stewart Hackney. She was a member of the Perryville Baptist Church and loved to sing gospel music. Cara never let her disability get her down and was always generous to everyone she came into contact with. She will be...
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Joyce Leola McPhail

March 11, 1934 - September 21, 2017

Joyce Leola Kirkpatrick McPhail, 83, of Fayetteville, formerly of Chelyan, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was the daughter of Bert Kirkpatrick and Sadie Kirkpatrick Richards of Ohley.She was preceded in death by both parents, sisters, June Carter, Alberta Cochran and Helen Carroll, and by her husband, the love of her life, John Menzies McPhail, on July 31, 2004. They were...
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Alayna Kay Brockman

September 9, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Alayna Kay Brockman, infant daughter of Alison Thomas and George Brockman Jr., passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at CAMC Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Charleston.Alayna was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather “Pops”, Larry Thomas.Along with her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Melanie “Mimi” Thomas of Belle,...
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Stephen Bruce Edick

February 7, 1954 - September 14, 2017

Stephen B. Edick, 63, of South Charleston, passed away September 14, 2017.There will be a memorial service held at a later date.Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is assisting the Edick family.
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Sherry Ann Youell

April 6, 1941 - September 6, 2017

Sherry Ann Fisher Youell, 76, of Chesapeake, WV passed away on September 6,2017 from a short illness. Sherry is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Captola Fisher, sister Clara Armstrong.Sherry is survived by her loving husband, Jon. Her children, Debbie Kennedy, (Lemmy) of Boca Raton Florida, Tang Ney (Lisa) of Stamping Ground Kentucky, Janci Baker (Kevin) of Columbia, SC. Brandon...
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Simon George Ofiesh

February 16, 1922 - August 31, 2017

Simon G. Ofiesh, 95, of Charleston, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at home.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Libby, parents George and Engelica, sister Mary and infant sister Helen, brother Alfred (Freddie), sisters-in-law, Josephine, Roseline and Marie Cassis, and brothers-in-law Lee (Olga) and Mose A. Cassis, and cousin Sonia.He is survived and...
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Gary Steven Walker

August 19, 1952 - August 29, 2017

Gary Steven Walker, 65, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, Pocatalico. Gary was born on August 19, 1952 in Charleston. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah Canterbury Walker; and brother, Jeffrey A. Walker. He is survived by is father, Howard R. Walker of Marmet; daughter, Deanna L. Walker; sons, Steven R. and Jeffrey L.; grandchildren, Ramon E....
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Gladys Marie Holstine

March 14, 1935 - August 25, 2017

Gladys Marie Holstine, 82, of Blount, went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 25, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.Gladys was born in Putney on March 14,1935, to the late Conard and Lalla Barnett Ratliff. She was a retired Post Master at the Blount Post Office with 25 years of service. She was a member of the Grace Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Helping Hands Club...
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Charles Thomas Brannon

June 24, 1927 - August 24, 2017

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? Psalms 121:1 Dad’s help arrived in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 24, 2017 and he strode boldly up the hill to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with the love of his life.Charles Thomas Brannon, 90, of Campbells Creek, formerly of Reedy, WV, passed away peacefully at home following a lengthy...
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Della Eileen Mullins

December 6, 1921 - August 22, 2017

Della Eileen Mullins, 95, of Charleston, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 22, at her daughter’s home, after a long illness. She was born December 6, 1921, in Clay County, to the late Osie and Albert Durham. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ober Mullins (52 years) and Chilton Mullins (14 years), as well as brothers, Harry and Howard Durham; and...
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Nina Ruth Elkins

April 11, 1934 - August 6, 2017

Nina Ruth (Steele) Elkins, 83, of Nitro, formerly Port Amherst, passed on peacefully surrounded by her children at Thomas Memorial Hospital on Sunday, August 6, 2017.She was born April 11, 1934 on Godby Branch, Logan County, to the late Ewing H. and Maude (Godby) Steele.She was retired from JC Penney where she worked as Telephone Receptionist (The voice of JC Penney) and had also worked at Purity...
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Amy Sue Clay

May 17, 1968 - August 4, 2017

Amy Sue Clay, 49, of Campbells Creek passed away at home on August 4th, 2017. Amy was born in Charleston on May 17th, 1968. She was the daughter of Ruth Ambrose Clay and the late Billy Clay.In addition to her father, Amy was predeceased by her brother, Perry Dennis Clay, and an infant brother, Timothy Wayne Clay. She was also predeceased by her grandparents, John and Goldie Clay, and Archie and...
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Travis Ray Kinser

July 19, 1989 - July 26, 2017

Travis Ray Kinser, 28 of Cincinnati, OH, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his home. Travis was born in Charleston, July 19, 1989 to Robert Earl Kinser and Lisa Gail Kinser.He graduated from Riverside High School with honors in 2007 and also from Carver Career Center with a Respiratory Therapy degree. He worked at CAMC Memorial while working on a Bachelor’s of Science degree at WVSU....
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Chad Allen Jones

July 25, 1988 - July 24, 2017

Chad Allen Jones, 28, of Charleston, passed away, Monday, July 24th, 2017 in Sissonville, WV. He was born July 25, 1988 in Charleston, the son of Traci Lynn Jones and Jody Jones. He was a graduate of George Washington High and attended ITT Technical Institute studying Engineering. Chad was a devoted WVU Mountaineer fan and enjoyed watching many sports especially with his “Pops”,...
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Elizabeth Campbell

August 1, 1920 - July 23, 2017

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Litteral CampbellOn July 23, 2017, the Lord took our beloved Elizabeth Litteral Campbell of Rand, to her eternal heavenly home. Elizabeth was born Aug. 1, 1920 to Jess Litteral and Grace Castle Litteral of Cabin Creek.Elizabeth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. She leaves an enduring legacy and rich heritage. She and Dewey gave birth to seven children. She...
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Patsy Ann Marshall

September 2, 1946 - July 17, 2017

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Patsy Ann Marshall took her Heavenly flight, “Under His Wings”, at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.Patsy was born in Charleston to the late Carl and Opal Durham Mullins. She was retired from Sears & Roebuck, Charleston, with 17 years of service and she was a member of the Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle where she sang in the choir and was an original...
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Eloise Delza Moore

May 5, 1923 - July 16, 2017

Eloise Delza Moore, 94, entered her eternal rest on July 16, 2017 following a long illness. She was born in Heatherman, Kanawha County, West Virginia, on May 5, 1923 to Joseph Bart Belcher and Artie Gibson Belcher. She grew up during the Depression and had to leave home as a young girl to find work and lodging. She married Ralph Nimrod “Dickie” Moore on January 7, 1942, shortly after...
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Ronnie Lee Bowles

September 14, 1949 - July 11, 2017

Ronnie Lee Bowles, 67, of Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, unexpectedly while doing what he loved, working his postal route, delivering the mail. Ronnie was born in Charleston on September 14, 1949, to the late Robie and Estavon King Bowles. He was a mail carrier with the US Postal Service for 25 years. He was a life time member of the Old Glory Freewill Baptist Church, Winifrede, a...
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Kelly Jean Nunley

August 15, 1961 - July 7, 2017

Kelly Jean Nunley, 55, of Witcher Creek, passed away unexpectedly on July 7, at her home. Per her wishes, there will be no services and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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Donald Keith Burke

June 1, 1935 - July 3, 2017

Donald “Don” Burke, 82, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.Don was born June 1, 1935 at Coal Fork to the late Richard and Bessie Burke.He was the owner and operator of Don’s Painting & Remodeling for over 40 years and was a former coal miner with Carbon Fuel with 12 years of service.Don was a U. S. Navy veteran and he was an...
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Sandra Kay Jarrell

May 8, 1939 - June 28, 2017

Sandra Viars Jarrell, 78, of Covington, LA, formerly of Charleston, passed away on June 28, in her home.Sandra was born May 8, 1939, in Prenter, WV, a daughter of Lawrence Jackson Viars and Ruble Keeney Viars, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband John Percha Jarrell, Jr., MD.Sandra was a graduate of Sherman High School in Boone County, WV. She was a homemaker...
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Danny Ray Stanley

July 9, 1954 - June 26, 2017

Danny Ray Stanley, 62, of Chesapeake, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at Genesis Nursing Home, Salem, West Virginia.Danny was born in Charleston on July 9, 1954, to the late Alex and Mary Jane Evans Stanley. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard, Rocky and Douglas Stanley.He is survived by his sister, Diana (Billy) Skiles of Charleston; brothers, Michael...
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Sebert Leon Woods

February 25, 1924 - June 26, 2017

Sebert Leon Woods, 93, of Campbell's Creek, surrounded by loved ones, departed this world to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017. His many years of faith in Jesus Christ is now made sight.Leon was a member of Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle, a WWII veteran, and retired truck driver, with Coastal. Dad’s favorite past-time was singing the old-time gospel songs. He was preceded in death by his...
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Maynard Ashley Hudson

March 3, 1933 - June 18, 2017

Maynard Ashley Hudson, 84, of Winifrede, passed peacefully at the home of his daughter on Sunday, June 18, 2017.Mr. Hudson was born in Chelyan on March 3, 1933. He was retired from the Winifrede Railroad and was a member of the Old Glory Freewill Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Hudson; parents, Melvin and Nancy Stone Webb; brothers, Norwood and Clayton “Natchie...
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Sara Jean Kinison

September 17, 1938 - June 17, 2017

Sara Jean Kinison, 78, of St. Albans, formerly of Campbells Creek, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House West. Mrs. Kinison was born in Charleston on September 17, 1938, to the late Ralph and Lorena Morris Whitecotton. She was employed as a secretary for Kanawha County schools and Central Office with 21 years of service and was co-owner of Kinison's Appliance Store...
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Carlos Darrell Burdette

February 18, 1934 - June 17, 2017

Carlos Darrell Burdette, 83 of Charleston & Danese, passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 at home.Carlos was born in Putney on February 18, 1934 to the late Donald & Erma Ratliff Burdette. He was retired from the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 625 with 50 plus years’ service. He attended the Faith Freewill Baptist Church, Danese and was of the Second Advent Christian Faith. He was a...
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Kevin Cornell Campbell

May 25, 1994 - June 16, 2017

Kevin Cornell Campbell, 23, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord, June 16, 2017. He was born May 25, 1994. “KC” was a caring young man, loyal friend, and a loving father. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him. He is survived by his father, Kevin Campbell of Campbells Creek; mother, Lisa Campbell of Frazier’s Bottom; sister, Melissa Campbell of Ohio...
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Kay Frances Perry

October 5, 1941 - June 15, 2017

Kay Frances Perry, 75 of Belle, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday June 15, 2017. She was born October 5, 1941 to the late Otto and Virginia Hicks. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years, Emery Edmondson.Kay was a wonderful wife, mother to Shannon and Lisa and Nanny to Cassandra (Cassie), Rebecca (Becca), Braxton (Bubba), Dalton and Tanner. She...
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Pearline Yvonne Evans

June 5, 1952 - June 15, 2017

Pearline Yvonne Evans, 65, of Tad, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday June 15, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.Pearl was born in Chelyan on June 5, 1952, to the late Zemery and Veda Belcher Evans. She was a retired Customer Service Rep with CASCI with 13 years of service. She was also employed by CAMC for 26 years and United Mileage Plus and attended Liberty Christian Church on Campbells...
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Robert Ray Roberts

April 10, 1954 - June 13, 2017

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Charles William Sullivan

May 14, 1957 - June 11, 2017

Charles W. “Billy” Sullivan, 60 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord Sunday June 11, 2017 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.Billy was born in Charleston on May 14, 1957. He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple, St. Albans; he was a member of the UMWA and loved working in the coal mines and was an avid fisherman and loved hunting and camping. He was a Boy Scout Leader...
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Virginia Electa Wilson

April 1, 1932 - June 3, 2017

Virginia Electa Wilson 85, went to her heavenly home from the Hubbard Hospice House on June 3, 2017 after a short illness.She is survived by her son, Steve and his wife, Debbie, 3 grandsons Bradley Wilson, Tim Wilson, Will Prichard and one great grandson, Jamie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Holmes, her daughters, Pam Prichard, Mary Wilson and one grandson, Robbie.“GiGi...
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Katherine Lorene Martin

May 6, 1929 - June 2, 2017

Katherine Lorene MartinKnown as Lorene, Mom and Maw Maw, and loved by all, Lorene passed away on Friday June 2, 2017, surrounded by her family, after fighting a courageous battle to continue her life. Her body was tired and broken down, but her spirit for life remained strong. She is now in her glory. She is no longer tired or in pain. She is with the Lord, having earned a room and the glory...
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George Anthony Litfin

April 5, 1926 - June 1, 2017

George Anthony Litfin, 91 of Charleston passed away Thursday June 1, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston with Lois, his wife of 49 years, by his side.He is also survived by his son, Chase (Kristi) LeBlanc and his grandchildren, Lexy, CJ & Kit all of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; additional survivors are his brother, James (Jan) Litfin of Topeka, Kansas; sisters, Mary Trewartha of Placerville,...
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Barbara Jo Miller

September 29, 1946 - May 28, 2017

Barbara Huffman Miller, left this world on Sunday, May 28, 2017 to join her husband and parents. Barbara was born September 29, 1946 at Ten Mile to the late Sam and Gestell Young Huffman. She lived her life on Campbell’s Creek, graduating from DuPont High School in 1964. Barbara retired from CAMC General with 19 years of service, having last worked in Coding and Data Registry.She is...
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Terry Williams

October 21, 1949 - May 19, 2017

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

January 21, 1926 - May 11, 2017

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

June 7, 1925 - May 10, 2017

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

October 31, 1935 - May 5, 2017

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

January 23, 1939 - May 2, 2017

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

November 29, 1952 - May 2, 2017

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

January 4, 1956 - April 27, 2017

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

July 3, 1985 - April 11, 2017

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

January 2, 1936 - April 8, 2017

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

April 26, 1927 - April 8, 2017

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

November 1, 1940 - April 8, 2017

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

August 20, 1936 - March 29, 2017

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

March 27, 1930 - March 26, 2017

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

December 4, 1924 - March 23, 2017

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

January 14, 1950 - March 17, 2017

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

April 14, 1925 - March 14, 2017

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

November 16, 1926 - March 10, 2017

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

August 14, 1981 - March 4, 2017

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

May 21, 1948 - March 1, 2017

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

October 3, 1928 - February 22, 2017

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

August 30, 1972 - February 22, 2017

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

December 15, 1926 - February 21, 2017

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

August 11, 1925 - February 16, 2017

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

January 4, 1950 - February 12, 2017

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

February 17, 1939 - February 5, 2017

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

May 21, 1933 - February 5, 2017

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

November 3, 1918 - January 31, 2017

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

June 8, 1934 - January 30, 2017

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

December 26, 1969 - January 29, 2017

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

April 8, 1961 - January 29, 2017

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

November 7, 1946 - January 29, 2017

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

October 29, 1992 - January 24, 2017

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

June 9, 1989 - January 21, 2017

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

July 22, 1940 - January 8, 2017

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

July 28, 1927 - January 8, 2017

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

August 20, 1960 - January 3, 2017

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

October 21, 1941 - January 3, 2017

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

March 5, 1933 - December 25, 2016

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

March 21, 1945 - December 24, 2016

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

October 14, 1923 - December 24, 2016

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

February 1, 1931 - December 23, 2016

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

April 1, 1913 - December 20, 2016

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

November 23, 1966 - December 15, 2016

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

April 16, 1937 - December 15, 2016

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

April 14, 1937 - December 11, 2016

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

April 1, 1930 - December 11, 2016

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

November 25, 1936 - December 11, 2016

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

August 1, 1924 - December 10, 2016

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

November 7, 1921 - December 4, 2016

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

May 20, 1949 - November 28, 2016

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James Dewey Thomas

August 27, 1931 - November 23, 2016

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

September 22, 1923 - November 18, 2016

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

June 15, 2016 - November 11, 2016

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