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Today's Obituaries

George Bassitt Sr. Print Comment Top of page

George E. Bssitt Sr., 86, of Hamilton, Ohio, died Monday June 29, 2015, at Hospice of Hamilton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. July 6, at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home. Service will be 11 a.m. Tues. July 7, at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at

Barbara Ann Cooper Print Comment Top of page

Barbara Ann Cooper, 82, of Webster Springs, died Thurs. July 2, 2015. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sun. July 5 at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home. Service will be held 11 a.m. Mon. July 6, at the funeral home. Dodd and Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cooper family.

Timothy Dawson Print Comment Top of page

Timothy Bradford Dawson, 55, of Dunbar, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin and Kathryn Hager Keeling and Arnol and June Dawson.

Surviving are his mother, Connie K. Dawson of Hurricane; and father, W. Joe Dawson of Dunbar; brother, Todd (Teresa) of Scott Depot; and stepson, Michael Allagas of Dunbar, with whom he resided.

At his request, no service will be held. Allen Funeral Home Hurricane, WV is honored to assist the Dawson family.

Jennie Figiel Print Comment Top of page

Jennie Mary Solace Figiel, 94, of Mount Hope, died Thurs. July 2, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Mon. at the church. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lorena "Kay" Gillispie Print Comment Top of page

Lorena "Kay" Gillispie, 81, of Dunbar died Friday July 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon. July 6, at Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

John Hodges Print Comment Top of page

John Edsel Hodges, 86, of Ronceverte, died Fri. July 3, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Tues. July 7, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. July 6, at the funeral home. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Lattimer Print Comment Top of page

Marjorie Lattimer, 98, of Spencer, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at home.

She was born May 22, 1917 at Reedy, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary Eunice Butcher Atkinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Peniel Methodist Church.

Margie is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lattimer; a daughter, Shirley Lattimer; four sisters, Orpha Ashley, Oshel Atkinson, Ona Board, and Blanche Board; and eight brothers, Ralph, Oma, Walter, Loche, Eugene, Martin Atkinson, Jr., Orda, and Howard.

Margie dedicated her life to the care of her developmentally disabled children. In doing so, she helped to raise the standard of care for the developmentally disabled. Her life exemplified a commitment to the service of those less fortunate and often forgotten. She would say that she was simply a Mother, but those who knew her knew that she was so much more. Her zeal for the care of her children never faded. Her fondest wish was that she survive her children so that she could ensure their welfare. Having done that, the circle is now complete, and she will rest with them in peace.

The family gives special thanks to Margie's caregivers, Vernie Roman, Teresa Roman, and Carolyn Taylor.

Service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, with Rev. Tim Couch officiating. Burial will follow in the Eventide Cemetery in Spencer. Visiting is two hours prior to the service on Sunday.

Richard "Dick" Long Print Comment Top of page

Richard Lee "Dick" Long, 87, of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Thomas Memorial Hospice Center.

Richard was born August 16, 1928, to the late Nobel Milton Long and Glenna Richards Long. His father, Nobel, was also a Funeral Director and Dick decided to follow his father's footsteps. So after graduating from Stonewall Jackson High School, he attended and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science to become a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with the West Virginia Board of Funeral Service Examiners. Later he would go on to achieve his emeritus funeral service license. Richard was honored by the Charleston Gazette on December 6, 2010, when Sandy Wells interviewed him about his career and impressive antique automobile collection. Richard loved all his animals: dogs, cats, especially Yogi III.

Dick owns Long & Fisher Funeral Home in Sissonville and Long & Fisher Funeral Home in Charleston on Rebecca Street and Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank. He served the communities for 50 years providing ambulance service in addition to funeral care. He was also the former owner of Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Pocatalico and Jackson County Memory Gardens in Ripley.

Dick was a 50 year member and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Orient of West Virginia. He was a lifetime member of Charleston Moose Lodge 1444 and also a 50 year member of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He was a 50 year member of the A.F. & A.M. Grand Lodge no. 168, South Charleston. He was a 48 year member of the Elks Lodge No. 202, Charleston. He was member of the Royal Order of Jesters 111 in Charleston. On May 23, 2000, he received the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association Certificate of Achievement. Dick and his wife, Nancy were former members of Berry Hills Country Club and Edgewood Country Club, but have not been able to attend and enjoy the superior food because of Dick's declining health.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his daughter, Danni Jo Long Hedrick; sisters, Joyce Ann Habel, Geraldine Long Hemrick and Colleen Carpenter; brother, Jackson Long; and a son-in-law, Bill McDavid.

Survived by his wife of 27 years, Nancy Sergent-Long, at home; daughters, Diana Long-McDavid of Charleston, Donna Long-Peele of Hatteras, N.C. and Denise Long Burgess (Mike) of South Charleston; grandsons, Nathan Moynahan, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Ellison, Gage Hedrick, who is attending Ohio State University, Dr. and Mrs. Aaron Burgess and Dr. Andrew Burgess.

Service and Interment was private. Please no food or flowers, but a donation of cat or dog food to your local animal shelter would be appreciated.

Condolences may be sent by visiting

Noble Maddox Print Comment Top of page

Noble D. Maddox, 78, of St. Albans died Thursday, July 2, 2015. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans is honored to serve the Maddox family.

Dolly Meadows Print Comment Top of page

Dolly Meadows, 87, of Culloden, died Thurs. July 2, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Mon. July 6, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Hattie Mullins Print Comment Top of page

Hattie Rebecca (Robinson) Mullins, 79, of Clay entered into rest on July 2, 2015, at her residence.

Hattie was born on July 29, 1935, to the late Arthur and Loress (Hannah) Robinson.

She is survived by her sons, Dale and Kim Mullins of Dog Run, James (Bo) and Darlene Mullins of Dog Run, Jimmy and Amanda Mullins of Clay, Ernest and Cindy Mullins of Dog Run; daughters, Linda and Steve Boggess of Gassaway, and Nancy and Brian Adkins of Dog Run; brothers, Delmar Joe Robinson of Parkersburg, David Robinson of Farmington, Alaska; sister, Kathline Woods of Barboursville; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be held 2 p.m. Sun. July 5 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister Kenneth Adkins officiating. The family will accept friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith is honored to be serving the Mullins family.

Dennis Royce Print Comment Top of page

Dennis Royce died June 12, 2015 under hospice care in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was born April 28, 1948, and was formerly of Teays Valley, W.Va.

He is survived by his only daughter, firstborn Denise Royce of Huntington, W.Va., and grandad to Ashley Nicole, Zackary Bennett and Dylan Royce Burdette of North Carolina.

He worked for Volkswagen in West Virginia and served our country as a United States Marine. He loved dogs and music, like Bob Seger and Billy Idol. He also loved the movies, especially anything starring Eastwood, Pacino, De Niro and Stallone. He liked to play the stock market, Coca-Cola and cars. He worked for Ford, Auto Dye and Deuel Metal Industries in Michigan. He was an usher with his Presbyterian Church in Michigan.

My hope is to have him moved to Arlington National Cemetery.

I love you, Dad. Remember, I'm two.

Robert Dale Sealey Print Comment Top of page

Robert Dale Sealey, 42, died May 29, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska.

The son of Roger and Jean Sealey, Robert was born in Charleston. He was a graduate of George Washington High School and Marshall University, where he was a member of the Student Government and Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

In 1993 Robert joined the West Virginia Army National Guard after completing training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He would later serve with the Montana Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer. Robert had a career in the IT industry living in Montana, Florida and finally Alaska. 

He was preceded in death by his father Roger and is survived by his fiancee Anne French (Anchorage, Alaska), his mother Jean and sister Cari Boyce (Jacksonville, Fla.), brother Darrin Sealey (Alexandria, Va.), nephew Nicholas Aaron Boyce of the United States Navy, niece Hope Sealey and great nephew Grayson Sealey (St. Albans) and stepmother Terry Baggett (Greenville, S.C.). 

A Facebook page "In Remembrance of Robert Sealey" was created for friends and family to share memories of Robert. Donations in Robert's memory can be made to the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (

Master Sergeant Richard "Dick" Smoot Print Comment Top of page

Master Seargent Richard "Dick" Smoot, 67, of Tornado, Passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. Arrangement s are incomplete at this time. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Paul "P.J." Tucker Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Paul J. "P.J." Tucker, 46, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord July 1, 2015, at home. P.J. was employed by Shawnee Golf Course and loved to golf and spend time with his family. He was a 1986 graduate of South Charleston High School and a Christian.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Tamra Tucker; mother, Kay Tucker; and grandparents, James and Leota Pringle and Paul and Lucy Tucker.

P.J. is survived by his father, Paul C. Tucker, Jr.; children, Jeffrey Tucker and Lexi Tucker; and grandson, Silas Salisbury.

A tribute to the life of P.J. will be 6 p.m. Tuesday July 7, at Harding Funerals & Cremations with Pastor James Mosley officiating. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City is serving the Tucker family.

Allison "Allie" Wolf Print Comment Top of page

Allison "Allie" Scott Wolf, 43, of Hurricane, died Mon. June 29, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Mon. July 6, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Mon. at the funeral home prior to the service. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, is serving the Wolf family.

Funerals for: July 04, 2015

Long, Richard "Dick" 11 a.m., St. Marks United Methodist Church, Charleston, Bennett Chapel.

Thomas, Jeannine 1 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.