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Our Obituaries

Naomi Belle Bracken

October 19, 1924 - March 3, 2015

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Dawna Lou Townsend

July 26, 1936 - March 2, 2015

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

August 18, 1936 - February 25, 2015

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

January 15, 1932 - February 19, 2015

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

September 26, 1942 - February 18, 2015

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

May 21, 1933 - February 17, 2015

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

July 16, 1924 - February 17, 2015

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

December 21, 1962 - February 17, 2015

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

September 12, 1921 - February 15, 2015

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

July 23, 1951 - February 15, 2015

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

August 27, 1940 - February 12, 2015

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

April 1, 1922 - February 7, 2015

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

October 21, 1935 - January 26, 2015

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

February 22, 1927 - January 22, 2015

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

March 21, 1927 - January 15, 2015

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

February 1, 1925 - January 11, 2015

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

March 14, 1962 - January 8, 2015

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

December 30, 1957 - January 4, 2015

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

September 2, 1942 - January 1, 2015

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

August 8, 1993 - December 25, 2014

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

April 10, 1927 - December 20, 2014

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

April 11, 1933 - December 17, 2014

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

July 10, 1954 - December 14, 2014

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

February 3, 1958 - December 13, 2014

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

December 5, 1942 - December 11, 2014

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

August 20, 1946 - December 10, 2014

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

March 18, 1940 - December 10, 2014

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

November 23, 1938 - December 9, 2014

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

November 4, 1965 - December 7, 2014

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

January 19, 1922 - December 4, 2014

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

September 22, 1918 - November 30, 2014

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

August 29, 1935 - November 29, 2014

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

January 9, 1953 - November 28, 2014

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

August 21, 1918 - November 22, 2014

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

February 21, 1941 - November 22, 2014

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

July 19, 1949 - November 21, 2014

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Pauline Gay Proctor

March 9, 1942 - November 20, 2014

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

May 26, 1989 - November 16, 2014

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

August 9, 1930 - November 7, 2014

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

January 23, 1950 - November 6, 2014

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

May 1, 1936 - October 29, 2014

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

August 9, 1951 - October 21, 2014

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

December 3, 1937 - October 11, 2014

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

November 18, 1946 - September 30, 2014

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

June 11, 1956 - September 28, 2014

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

December 7, 1964 - September 26, 2014

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

April 18, 1945 - September 17, 2014

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

October 25, 1943 - September 14, 2014

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

December 17, 1932 - September 9, 2014

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

June 26, 1924 - September 8, 2014

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

June 28, 1933 - September 8, 2014

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

November 18, 1934 - August 22, 2014

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

May 10, 1932 - August 17, 2014

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

April 7, 1926 - August 13, 2014

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

December 6, 1946 - August 11, 2014

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

August 23, 1924 - August 6, 2014

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

October 31, 1938 - August 2, 2014

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

October 13, 1940 - July 28, 2014

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

September 19, 1932 - July 17, 2014

Iliene Stephens, 81, surrounded by her loving family, peacefully left this world to be at home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born the only child of the late Isaiah and Mary Kinser on September 19, 1932, Iliene was reared in the coal camps of Hughes Creek. As a young adult, she worked as a secretary for the WV State Police and later as a cook for the...
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Theron Hughart

May 16, 1937 - July 7, 2014

Theron Clark Hughart, 77, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Winnie Hughart; brothers, Eddie and Ted Hughart; sister, Juanita Proctor; and grandson, Jamie White.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Sonja Hughart; his eight children, Steve Hughart, Mike Hughart and wife, Sheila, of...
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Nancy Irene Lilly

August 29, 1944 - July 6, 2014

Nancy Irene Lilly, 69, of Charleston, passed away on July 6, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House. She was born at Flattop on August 29, 1944, a daughter of the late Lowell and Julina Adkins Phillips. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Irene Capps. Nancy was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her loving husband, Bennie Lee Lilly; son, Bennie Lee Lilly II of...
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Martin Allen Snodgrass

February 2, 1963 - July 5, 2014

Martin Allen “Marty” Snodgrass, passed away on July 5, 2014. He was born February 2, 1963 in Charleston to the late Robert and Mildred “Maxine” Snodgrass. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Lee Snodgrass. Marty attended Charleston High School where he was known as “Hot Shot Marty” as he could make a basket from...
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Edward Wayne Wolfe

August 31, 1946 - June 30, 2014

In loving memory of Edward Wayne Wolfe, “Eddie”, 68 of Nitro, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. He was born in Putney on August 31, 1946, a son of the late Edward and Roena Wolfe. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Jenny Wolfe and Ollis and Flora Mack. He is survived by his sons, Robert “Robbie” Wolfe and Richard “ Ricky” Wolfe; his...
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Randall Leon Wood

January 27, 1957 - June 27, 2014

Randall Leon Wood, 57 of Belle went home to be with the Lord on Friday June 27, 2014. Randy was born in Charleston on January 27, 1957 to the late Eldion Leon & Clara Anne Pauley Wood. He was a 1976 Graduate of East Bank High School and attended the South East Church of the Nazarene. He was employed at the Anchor Tobacco Company in Charleston. Randy loved to sing gospel music and began...
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Vicki Lynn Lanham

May 10, 1952 - June 24, 2014

Vicki Lynn Lanham, born May 10, 1952, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lanham; her father, Gene Toney; her mother, Patricia Buckner Toney; her uncle, R. "Bobby" Buckner; and her grandparents.She is survived by her uncle, Larry Jake Buckner and wife, Carol; aunt, Linda Gay and husband, Paul, all...
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Debra Kay Jarrett

July 8, 1960 - June 21, 2014

Debra Kay Jarrett, 53 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Debra was born in Charleston on July 8, 1960 to the late Harry & Naomi Taylor Pence. She was a member of the Oakridge Bible Church. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Roberts. She is survived by her loving husband, Clay...
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Darrell Wayne Legg

October 6, 1948 - June 13, 2014

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Barbara Jane Martin

November 7, 1927 - June 8, 2014

Barbara “Bobbi” Jane Martin, 86 passed away peacefully on Sunday June 8, 2014 at the Putnam Center in Teays Valley.Barbara was born November 7, 1927 in Logan. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Garfield and Harriet Ellen Hunter and her daughter, Kathleen Baber.She retired from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. She was a member of the Valley Grove Church of...
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Esta Mae Keeney

February 4, 1917 - June 5, 2014

Esta Mae McGlothin Keeney, of Witcher, died at Hilltop Nursing Home at the age of 97 on June 5, 2014. She was born February 4, 1917, and was preceded in death by her parents, Elahu and Lucy McGlothin; her husband, Nick B. Keeney; brother, Orval McGlothin; and sister, Iva Jarvis. Esta is survived by daughters, Lucy Alice Deboard of Maysel, and Nancy Hoy and husband, Paul, of Belle; son,...
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Keith E. GARTEN

January 19, 1938 - June 2, 2014

Kenny “Tator” Garten, 76, of Blount, went on to play music on the big band stand in the sky on June 2, 2014. Kenny played music for over 60 years and was known for being “One of the Best” guitar pickers in the area. He was known as "Tator" on stage. Kenny loved and will be missed by his daughter, Pam Farmer of Amarillo, Texas, and one grandson Brandon Farmer,...
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Martha Belcher

April 11, 1943 - June 2, 2014

Martha L. Patchell Mason Belcher, 71, of Hernshaw, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 2, 2014. Martha was born in Charleston on April 11, 1943, to the late Rev. D.C. and Emily Wallace Patchell. She was a very devoted Christian and a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Kanawha City. She drew her strength from daily personal Bible Study and her love of southern gospel music. Along...
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Shirley Ann Harmon

October 16, 1946 - May 27, 2014

Shirley Ann Harmon, 67 of Campbell’s Creek, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Shirley was retired from CAMC and was a member of the Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold & Edna Layton Moore; husband, Shirley Harmon. She is survived by her daughter, Penny (Steven) Proctor; grandchildren, Roger...
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Gladys Evelina Wright

October 2, 1925 - May 26, 2014

Gladys E. Wright, 88, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord and Robert on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. Gladys was born at Coal Fork on October 2, 1925, the fifth daughter of the late Roma and Mabel Wilson Trigg. She began work at the age of 17 for the Point Lick Company Store and Post Office, where she met the love of her life, Robert. After...
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Winston Glen Arnold

April 14, 1923 - May 25, 2014

Winston Glen Arnold, 91 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord Sunday May 25, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.Winston was born in Charleston on April 14, 1923 to the William & Ammy Kilburn Arnold. He served his country in the US Navy during WW II. He was a retired Electrician with the Kanawha County Board of Education with 17 years of service and attended the Valley Grove...
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Ella Rose Wood

January 3, 1929 - May 23, 2014

Ella Rose Wood, 85 of Malden went home to be with the Lord Friday May 23, 2014. Ella was born at Jodie on January 3, 1929 to the late Chester & Gladys Skaggs Huffman. She was a member of the Malden Baptist Church. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wood; sister, Violet Mae Hensley. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Keith) Stathers of Nitro; son,...
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Vaughan Guy Bryant

January 12, 1962 - May 18, 2014

Vaughan Guy Bryant, 52, of Malden, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was born in Charleston on January 12, 1962, a son of the late Ray and Stella Bryant. Guy was a truck driver for FTL Trucking. He was of the apostolic faith and was baptized in October of 2004. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bryant; daughters, Frances Louise Deyton of Greenville, TN and Angela Maria Rae Bryant of...
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Richard Lee Holstein

October 13, 1962 - May 18, 2014

  Richard Lee “Ricky” Holstein Jr., 51, of Ashford, went home to be with the Lord after his battle with cancer on May 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Enola.  Ricky was a ...
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Herbert Sizemore

April 20, 2014

Herbert Sizemore, 79, of Malden (formerly of Mammoth), passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, after an extended illness. Herb was a Christian who enjoyed family, friends, worship, and gospel music. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hattie Sizemore; brothers, Clarence, Lloyd, James (Bunk), Everett (Tink), and Henry (Sparky). ...
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Dorothy Jean "Dot" Grove

March 23, 1925 - April 19, 2014

Dorothy Jean "Dot" Grove, 89, passed away Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Dot was born March 23, 1925, and was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 65 years, Lester R. Grove; four brothers, Frank, Jim, Lloyd and Henry Edwards; and a half brother, Charles Flesher. Dot was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great...
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H. Wayne Blake

June 19, 1938 - April 19, 2014

Harold "Wayne" Blake, 75, of Campbells Creek Drive, Charleston, departed this life on April 19, 2014, at his home with his loving family in attendance. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alfred and Mary Blake; his beloved daughter, Catherine Osborne; and stepdaughter, Robin Ferrell Curry. Wayne was a retired brakeman/conductor with 37 years of service with Conrail Railroad....
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R. Lee Stewart

May 9, 1990 - April 14, 2014

Lee Stewart, 23, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born in Charleston on May 9, 1990, and was a graduate of Riverside High School. Lee was employed by A-Star Construction as a laborer. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie L. Holliday of Charleston; father, Raymond J. Stewart of Clay; son, Adrian Stewart of Belle; and fiancée, Maeve Cox of Belle. The funeral...
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Linda E. McDaniel

February 4, 1946 - April 12, 2014

Linda E. McDaniel, Loving Mother, Daughter, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunt, Companion, 68 of Elkview passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 12, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston following a long illness. She was born in Mammoth to Ruby (Landers) and the late Clarence McDaniel on February 4, 1946. She was raised on Georges Creek and...
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Kenneth Leslie Cross

January 19, 1972 - April 11, 2014

Kenneth Leslie "Ken" Cross, 42 years young, of Dunbar, WV, went to be with the Lord Friday April 11, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after suffering a short time with cancer. Ken was born January 19, 1972 in Alexandria, VA. Grew up and resided in Elkins, WV with father, Edwin Cross, recently deceased, and mother Wilda "Willie" Cross, along with brothers, Ernie and Emmett Cross. He was a 1994...
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Linda L. Cochran

April 6, 1945 - April 7, 2014

Linda L. Cochran, 69, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters. Linda is survived by her husband, Clyde Cochran; three children, Richard White of Cross Lanes, Lisa (Mike) Kessel of Big Chimney and Michelle (Roger) Kidd of Cross Lanes; 11 grandchildren; five great...
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George Wesley Keener

October 29, 1926 - April 7, 2014

George Wesley Keener, 87, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was retired from the United States Air Force with 32 years of service. George is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, with military honors. There will be no visitation.
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Kathryn Adele Brown

July 1, 1924 - April 6, 2014

Kathryn Adele Brown, 89, of Nitro, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born July 1, 1924 in Cedar Grove, she was the daughter of the late J. W. and Cecil Hudnall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Pig" Brown; sister, Jennie Banks; brothers, Robert, Harold, Walter, William "Bill" Hudnall...
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Chester Ira McNeely

January 27, 1922 - April 4, 2014

Chester Ira McNeely, 92, of Belle went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law following a long illness. Chester was born at Peck Mills on January 27, 1922, to the late Leander Doran and Emma Virginia Parcell McNeely. He was retired from Elkem Metals with 35 years of service. Chester was a U. S. Army veteran and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. ...
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Brooks Lanham

August 7, 1940 - April 3, 2014

Brooks Lanham, 73, of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Brooks was born in Charleston on August 7, 1940, to the late Orville Brooks and Imogene Lanham. He was a retired funeral attendant and courier for Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, among others in the valley. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston and a...
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Michael David Moore

May 26, 1948 - March 30, 2014

Michael David Moore, 65 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord, Sunday March 30, 2014. Mike was born May 26, 1948. He was retired from Jack B. Kelley Trucking. He was a US Army Veteran having served during Vietnam. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time outdoors. Mike is survived by his wife, Leona Moore; children, Tammy, Tracy & David Moore; brother, Chris Smith; step-daughter...
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Annie Bryant Landers

April 14, 1921 - March 28, 2014

Annie Bryant Landers, 92, of Campbell's Creek, entered into eternal rest March 28, 2014, with her daughters by her side. Born April 14, 1921 at Odessa in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Everett Bryant and Florence Short Bryant. Annie was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Carl Landers; daughter Janet; brothers Herman, James, Ronnie, Harm; sisters Nancy Gibson, Marie...
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Reginia Denise Bradley

December 29, 1966 - March 26, 2014

Regina Denise Bradley, born December 29, 1966, walked into Heaven on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Irvin and Janice Jewell Bradley, and her sister, Diana K. Kiser. She lived in Chelyan but had been a resident of Miletree Center in Spencer for two years, where she was well cared for. Our loss is Heaven's gain, for Regina was a special person who loved...
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Phyllis Ballard

March 24, 2014

Phyllis Ballard, 89, of Kanawha City, died peacefully Monday, March 24, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House after a brief illness. Born and raised in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Ballard; her sisters, Margaret and Jetta Jones; and her brothers, Frank D. Jones, Jr. and John J. Jones. ...
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Jerry Thomas Bess

January 14, 1935 - March 23, 2014

Jerry Thomas Bess, 78, of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at CAMC General Hospital. He was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on January 14, 1935. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (Anna) Burns Bess; daughter, Elaine Thomas; brother, Leonard Wysong, Jr.; and sister, Cheryl Wysong. During his military career, he served in Korea and Vietnam and retired from the United...
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Chilton Mullins

January 8, 1919 - March 22, 2014

Chilton Mullins, 95, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was retired pipefitter and welder from E.I. DuPont. He was a WW II Army veteran earning a Bronze Star for service in North Africa and Italy. He was a faithful member of the Esta Memorial Independent Baptist Church for over 20 years, loved Gospel music and...
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Julian Edward Ballard, Jr.

March 4, 1921 - March 20, 2014

Julian E. Ballard, Jr. passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the age of 93. He was born in Jeffery, WV on March 4, 1921, to Julian E. and Lilly Hager Ballard. He graduated from Scott High School in 1939 and attended Concord College for an AB degree in Elementary Education in 1943. He then served 3 years in the Air Force 1943 -1946. He married Maxine Peyton after his military service. ...
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Mary Ellen Kessler

March 17, 2014

Mary Ellen Kessler, 62, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Hubbard Hospice House after a brief illness. Mary worked for and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. She was a loving wife, mother, and lastly a proud grandmother. She was an amazing woman who had a zest for life and truly embodied the word determination. She was loved by many, and will be...
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Barbara Ann Wells

July 3, 1939 - March 14, 2014

Barbara Ann Wells, 74 of Hernshaw, passed away March 14, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Barbara was born July 3, 1939 in Gallipolis, OH to the late Austin & Frances Hill. She was retired with 32 years of service from the WV State Department of Employment Security and was a member of the Shrewsbury Church of God. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister,...
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Eva Faye Pritt

October 1, 1946 - March 13, 2014

Eva Faye Pritt, 67, of Campbells Creek, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at home following a short illness. She was born October 1, 1946, in Clay County to the late Lloyd and Reta Brown. Along with her husband, James Darrell, they started Pritt Tire Sales in their Campbells Creek home garage and grew it over the next 46 years into a well known family business. In addition to the...
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Adelina Maria "Nellie" Petrella

December 23, 1918 - March 13, 2014

Adelina Maria "Nellie" Petrella, of Rand, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 95 on March 13, 2014. Nellie retired from Armour Meat Company. Born December 23, 1918 at Boomer, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Oranda Petrella and twelve brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sister, Mary Leonard of Michigan; daughter, Patty (Jerry)...
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Paul Madison Norman

March 4, 1958 - February 24, 2014

Paul Madison Norman, 55 of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Monday February 24, 2014 surrounded by loved ones following a long illness. Paul was born in Charleston on March 4, 1958 to Nute and Nancy Norman. He was a Navy Veteran. Paul loved the Lord and was studying to be a minister. He is survived by his parents Nute and Nancy Norman of Florida; sister, Tammy Norman of...
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