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Darrell Adkins Print Comment Top of page

Rev. Darrell Eugene Adkins, 78, of Clay, died Friday, September 19, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 22, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. The staff at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to serve the Adkins family.

Edna Atkins Print Comment Top of page

Edna Lucille Atkins, 87, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the home of her sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar D. "Deck" Atkins. She was the daughter of the late Wattie C. and Madora Hartwell McDowell. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by great-niece, Shawna Ann Adkins.

Edna is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Donald Adkins of Hurricane, with whom she made her home; niece, Susan Neace and her husband, Tim of Culloden; nephew, Donald Adkins and his wife, Heather of Ridgeway, S.C.; great-nephew, Robert Adkins; great-nieces, Samantha Neace, Kayla Neace and Zoey Grace Adkins; granddaughter, Michelle Atkins Strojia; and great-grandsons, Michael Atkins and Christopher Trimble.

There will be a graveside service 11 a.m., Saturday, September 27, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans with Minister Eddie Cooper officiating.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Hospice for the great care they gave to Edna, especially Mark Withrow, Lori Carter, Tiffany Leslie and Lyn Halstead and the rest of the staff who are too numerous to name. We couldn't have done it without you.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312-2536.

Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans is in charge of arrangements.

Alexander Browning Print Comment Top of page

Alexander Todd Browning, of Scott Depot, gave up his fight with multiple sclerosis on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Todd was born August 20, 1969, to Vernon "Skip" and Carrie Browning with whom he made his home.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dennie and Pearl Browning and Lee and Effie Wood; aunt, Jean Collins; and uncles, Bob and Bill Wood.

In addition to his parents; Todd is survived by his children, sons, Levi and Walker; and daughters, Haleigh, Tori, Brooklyn and her children and Mallory and her children, all of Chilhowie, Va.; sister, Verna Lee (Kevin) Coll of Tornado; brother, Vernon Browning Jr. (Cecelia) of Culloden; nieces, Sara, Jenny and Amanda; nephews, Matthew and Eric; great-nieces, Natalie and Edyn; great-nephews, Nate, Nolan and Owen; special uncles and aunties, Janie and Carl Estep, Larry and Ruth Wood and Laliah Wood; and a host of cousins and second cousins.

Todd loved his family, old cars, trucks and cycles. He began working for Teays Valley Hardware as a Junior at Winfield High School until he retired with M.S. Disability.

Funeral service will be held noon Tuesday September 23, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor Steve Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society WV Office, 1700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, WV 25314.

Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Browning family.

Robert Cantley, Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Robert Cantley Jr., 80, of Alderson, formerly of Cocoa, Fla., died Thursday, September 18, 2014. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Pence Springs. Friends may call Tuesday, September 23, from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Alan Cottrill Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Alan Hersel Cottrill, 52, of Charleston, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, after a short illness. He was born October 16, 1961, in Charleston, son of Ruth Hathaway Cottrill and the late Hersel L. Cottrill.

After graduating from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1979, he enrolled at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. During his time in Morgantown, he became a volunteer fireman with the Star City VFD in Star City, W.Va. After completing his first year at WVU, he decided to return to Charleston and pursue a career as a firefighter. He again volunteered with several volunteer departments in the Charleston area and in the summer of 1981 entered the WV Air National Guard and received training as a firefighter. Upon graduating basic training, he began a firefighting career that would span 20 plus years with the Air Guard and, beginning in the following year, with the City of Charleston Fire Department.

His tenured career of public service was accentuated with many milestones and achievements. During this career, he helped develop and staff the Kanawha County 911 center and in 1988 during a 911 call walked a young mother through CPR on her infant son which ultimately saved his life. For this, he was recognized as the "Outstanding Young Firefighter" in 1989.

In 2004, he retired as a Captain of the Charleston Fire Department and a Technical Sergeant in the West Virginia Air National Guard. After retiring as a firefighter, he went on to pursue a passion of working with aircraft and helicopters at Yeager Airport.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Hathaway Cottrill of Charleston; his two sons, David A. (Devon) and Logan R. Cottrill (Jessica Hudson) of Charleston; their mother, Vickey L. Cottrill of South Charleston; and his companion Terry Dickson; two brothers, Gary L. Cottrill of Charleston, Mark (Kelsey) of Morgantown; the Godfather to his children, Rusty Harrison of Cross Lanes; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate Alan's life will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at Christ Church United Methodist. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Dr. Charleston, WV 25311.

Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City is serving the Cottrill family.

Gregory Foster Print Comment Top of page

Gregory Scott Foster, 47, of Gilboa, Nicholas County, died Saturday, September 20, 2014. Greg will be cremated and memorial service will be held at a later date. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Foster family.

Alhmermita Hairston Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Alhmermita "Granny" Hairston, 83, of Beckley, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Service will be noon, Monday, September 22, at Heart of God Ministries, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Claude Hudson Print Comment Top of page

Claude D. "Jim" Hudson, 59, of South Charleston, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Division. Honoring Jim's wishes, he has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting the Hudson family.

Kermit Jordan Print Comment Top of page

Kermit Lee Jordan, 81, of Sissonville, passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father, Friday, September 19, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House.

He was the son of the late Hoy and Effie Jordan, and the loving, devoted husband and caregiver of his late wife, Pansy Mae Thaxton Jordan, who passed away September 10, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his youngest son, Gary Jordan (1998); and grandson, Travis Lee Jordan (1987); brother, John Howard Jordan; and sisters, Verdeen Halley, Fern Higginbotham, Helen Edens, Phyllis Bailey and Frances Landers.

He was a hardworking provider and an upstanding man who set a wonderful example for his family. He was retired from OK Trucking Company with 35 years of service and was a member of Teamsters Union Local #175.

Survivors include his sons, Joey and wife, Joyce (Pratt) Jordan of Cross Lanes, Kenneth and wife, Debbie Jordan of Sissonville; and daughter, Charlene Ashley and husband Bill, also of Sissonville. Additional survivors include three sisters, Ardona Holmes and Judy Gibson of Charleston and Barbara Britton of Cross Lanes; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family expresses sincere gratitude for the physical and spiritual comfort and loving care provided by Kanawha Hospice, both at home and at Hubbard Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations please be made to these gracious, much needed and most deserving facilities and staff.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Chad Lovejoy officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the Jordan Family Home, located at 1923 Martins Branch Road, following the burial.

We thank Pastor Lovejoy and everyone at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home for their generous kindness, comfort and assistance.

The family will accept memorial online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Jordan Family.

Melvin Judy Print Comment Top of page

Melvin L. Judy, 85, of Hernshaw, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 18, 2014, at home.

Melvin was a retired WV State Mine Inspector and worked for various mining companies in WV. Before his retirement, he was very active in mine safety organizations including the Joseph A. Holmes Association and the Smoke Eaters Association. He also participated in many mine safety competitions throughout his career.

He was preceded in death by parents, William and Lena Legg Judy of Hines; and brother: Hayward Judy of Berthoud, Colo.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Rosalie Murphy Judy. He also leaves behind son, Gary (Carolyn) Judy; and daughter, Cheryl all of Hernshaw; grandchildren, Christie Judy of Hernshaw, Ben Judy of Clinton, Utah and Andy Judy of Hernshaw; great-grandsons, Zack Smith and Leland Judy both of Hernshaw; sister, Hilda (Bob) McIntire and; brother, Lloyd (Jo Ann) Judy, all of Mich.

Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with Rev. Robert Perdue Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, September 22. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care 1606 Kanawha Blvd West Charleston, WV 25387.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Nancy Knopp Print Comment Top of page

Nancy Burdette Knopp, 63, of Charleston, passed away September 17, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, attended West Virginia State College and University of Charleston and was a registered medical assistant and Clinical Laboratory Technician.

She worked throughout the Kanawha Valley in the health field, both as a laboratory technician and later as an Administrative Assistant to Third Party Administrator.

She is survived by one son, Jason Petit; and sister, Becky Morton of Stillwater, Okla.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Celebrant H.R. Whittington officiating.

Private family burial will be held at a later date.

Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, 513 Tennessee Avenue Charleston, WV 25303 is serving the Knopp Family.

Online condolences may be sent to the Knopp family by visiting www.bartlettburdettecox.com.

Lloyd Lake Print Comment Top of page

Lloyd Kenneth "Ken" Lake, was a man of deep faith who loved God, served others and cherished Alberta, his wife of 61 years. Ken was born in Handley, on December 15, 1921, to John and Ruby Lake. He had five siblings, Pete Lake, Norma Russell, Jean Stevens, John Lake, and Peggy Duncan.

Ken married the love of his life, Alberta Settle, on December 20, 1952. He was a long-time employee of Brown Chevrolet, Inc. in Montgomery and was also a long-time member of Handley Baptist Church, where he served in various leadership roles. Since moving to South Carolina, Ken was a member of Carolina Forest Community Church.

Ken is survived by his wife, Alberta; daughter, Jeanne Webb; son, Mac Lake; grandchildren, Jessica Webb Cole, Jennifer Webb, Brandon Lake, Jordon Lake, and Brianna Lake; and a great-child soon to be born, Michael Blaise Lake; and a brother, John Lake.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 22, at O'Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery, WV with Rev. Randy Kessler and Mac Lake officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London. Friends may call on Sunday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in honor of Ken Lake to Handley Baptist Church or Carolina Forest Community Church (worship ministry). The family appreciates the overwhelming kind words from friends and family and looks forward to celebrating the life of Ken Lake with you.

Ruth Milam Print Comment Top of page

Ruth Ann Milam, 92, of Dunbar, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Valley Center, South Charleston.

She was born August 13, 1922, at Witcher, W.Va., to the late Joseph J. and Ethel F. Slack Nelson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cameron Abe Milam; and a son, Charles Milam; and son-in-law, Harrison "Honey" Ashworth.

Ruth retired from the State of West Virginia, Department of Highways. She was a member of the Starcher Baptist Church, North Charleston. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star # 79, St. Albans, Silver Hair Legislature for two terms, graduate of Dupont High School, class of 1941 and a past member of the Kanawha Valley Senior Services.

Surviving are her loving children, daughter, Virgie Ashworth of Dunbar; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Jane Milam of St. Albans, Robert and Margaret Milam of St. Albans; daughter-in-law, Peggy Milam of Port Huron, Mich.; brothers, Scott "Toots" Nelson of Belle and Gerald "Shot" Nelson of St. Albans. Also surviving are five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor Eddie Milam and Pastor David Workman officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, at the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Valley Center where they loved and spoiled their mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 A MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, West Virginia 25309.

You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.Chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans is honored to serve the Milam family.

Lillian Moore Print Comment Top of page

Lillian Lee Trudell Moore, 85, went to be with her Lord on Monday, September 15, 2014 at her daughter¹s home in Windermere, Fla., surrounded by her loving family.

Lillian fought hard against pancreatic cancer for three years. She was born on February 8, 1929, in Kanawha County. She was the loving wife of the late Harry C. "Sonny" Moore for 42 years. Lillian was the mother of the late Harry Lee Moore and Jean Ann Moore Riker (husband, Brent); and grandmother to five grandchildren, Mary Riker Bogen (husband, Chris), Amanda Riker Brewer (husband Caleb), Megan, Leah, and Philip Riker. She also had two great-grandchildren, Brody and Sawyer Bogen.

Lillian retired from Sprint United Telephone Company. She was involved in a ladies¹ Bible study in her King¹s Ridge community in Clermont, Fla.

and enjoyed spending time with her friends there. Lillian most enjoyed being with her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play. She will be dearly missed, however her family rejoices, as they know she is now with her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Robert Moore Print Comment Top of page

Robert Hugh Moore, 85, died September 18, 2014. He was born May 14, 1929, at Lizemores, Clay County.

He retired from Cannelton Coal Co. and Blue Wonder Trucking. He was a member of Lovers' Leap Baptist Church and Gauley Bridge Masonic Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ernest Moore, Sr. and Lydia Jarrett Moore; brothers, Ernest, Jr., Denver and Clarence Moore; and a daughter-in-law, Dayna Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Morton Moore; sons, Kermit Moore of Bluefield and Loda (Lisa) Moore of Westerville, Ohio; a grandson, Alex Moore of Los Angles, Calif.; brother, Darrell (Evelyn) Moore of Belva; and sisters-in-law, Ann Skaggs and Peggy Moore.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Lovers' Leap Baptist Church, Ansted with the Rev. Ron George officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Rest Mausoleum in Victor. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 21, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Dennis Morris Print Comment Top of page

Dennis "Denny" Stanley Morris, 71, of Rainelle, died Friday, September 19, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 22, at Smathers Funeral Home Chapel, Inc. Friends may call today, Sunday, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Inc., Rainelle.

Virginia Mullins Print Comment Top of page

Virginia "Ginny" Mullins, 66, of St. Albans, died Saturday, August 20, 2014. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 26, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Mullins family.

Anna Mae Pauley Print Comment Top of page

Anna Mae Pauley, 77, of Scott Depot, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, entered into Heaven's gates September 19, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House surrounded by family and friends.

She was a very loved woman that possessed great strength. Her love for others showed in the way she cared for them. A true caregiver, she made sure everyone around her was loved and cared for. A woman who always put others needs before her own.

She attended The Scary Creek Church of God and loved her Lord and Savior.

Anna was born November 13, 1936, to the late David and Gladys McGhee. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Marvin D. Pauley; her sister, Irene Affolter; and grandsons, Michael and Chad Slater.

Anna is survived by daughters, Peggy (Don) Larck, Patricia Pauley and Chuck Slater; grandchildren, Trampas (Sheyrell) Larck Ryan, April, Samantha (Todd) Craig, Jessica (Phillip) Johnson, Samantha (Johnny) Lanham, Shannon Bench and Donna Slater; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Autumn, Aleah, Bosten, Macey, Kellan Larck; Hunter, Jada, Tara Craig; Lauren and Hanna Johnson; Allen, Johnny, Sarah, Haley Lanham; Brittany, Destiny, Alexis, Logan, Zack Slater and Emma.

Funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor David McCormick officiating and Pastor Keith Hudson assisting. A private burial will be held at a later date in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers and support.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Pauley family.

Patricia Shafer Print Comment Top of page

Patricia Moore Shafer, went from St. Albans, to her heavenly home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 15, 2014. She was born in Morgantown, to Robert H. and Kathryn Hartzell Moore on November 19, 1945. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of St. Albans and participated in the music ministry there by playing the piano.

A 1963 graduate of Morgantown High School, Patty graduated from West Virginia State University (then West Virginia State College) and earned the Master of Business Administration degree from the WV College of Graduate Studies (now Marshall University Graduate College). She was also a Certified Public Accountant. Most of her professional life was spent as faculty in higher education, first at Marshall University, and for 32 years at West Virginia State University. As an accounting professor at WV State, she taught many students who are employed in the accounting field in the Kanawha Valley. One of the greatest rewards of her teaching career was seeing the success of her students in their careers. She was a member of the WV Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Charleston Chapter of the WV Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also served on the Board of Directors of Thanks! Plain and Simple, an organization recognizing Rosie the Riveters from World War II.

Preceding her in death are her parents. Surviving her is her daughter, Cindy (Mark) Howerton of Hurricane and her three grandchildren, Kathryn, Elizabeth, and Marshall Howerton. She is also survived by two sisters, Dr. Elizabeth (Warren) Street of Ellensburg, Wash., and Debra (Glenn) Borrelli of Morgantown; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive her. Like a son, daughter-in-law, and grandson were Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Parrish and Nathanael of Dunbar.

A memorial service honoring Patty's life will be held 3 p.m. October 5, at First Baptist Church of St. Albans with Pastor Joel Harpold presiding. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of St. Albans at 523 Second Street, St. Albans, WV 25177 or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Boulevard West, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

Henry Smith Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Henry Ray Smith, 76, of Verdunville, died Friday, September 19, 2014. Service will be noon, Tuesday, September 23, at the Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Church. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, are serving the Smith famil in handling the arrangements.

Janis Smith Print Comment Top of page

Janis Gail Smith, 67, of Dunbar, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital from complications following surgery.

She was a 1965 graduate of St. Albans High School, a graduate of Center College in Charleston, and was a former legal secretary. Janis had a great faith in God, a love for her family, children, and animals. She was a fan of nostalgic movies, the music of her generation, and loved to dance.

Janis was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Evelyn Smith; and her nephew, Ricky Smith.

She is survived by her sisters, Judith Matney of Tyler, Texas, Joyce McCallister and husband, Duane of Cramerton, N.C.; brothers, Richard L. Smith of St. Albans, and Rodrick M. Smith of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her lifelong friend, Ellen Wirth; and her special feline companion, Webster.

Honoring Janis' wishes, she will be cremated and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Smith family.

You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Lewis Smith Print Comment Top of page

Lewis "Bob" Smith, 89, of Little Creek, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, September 18, 2014, at home.

He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a trustee of the Slaughters Creek Freewill Baptist Church and was a former member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Bob was retired from the Gas Industry after 32 years of service as a field supervisor at Division II. He was employed by Hope Gas, Consolidated Natural Gas and Dominion. He was also a skilled beekeeper.

He was preceded in death by parents, Andy and Nancy Schivelier Smith; brothers, Eshimel, Cecil and Herbert; sisters, Delvia Hughes, Janie Hammon, Roxie Joy, Betty Talbott and Bertha Smith and his first wife and mother of his five children, Delcie Boling Smith.

Surviving are wife, Clarcy Estep Smith; sons, David (Shirley), Jerry (Royce), Gary (Tondra) all of Little Creek, Bobby (Tomra) of Charleston; daughter, Helen (Bill) Estep of Chelyan; sisters, Lina (Buddy) Smith of McCorkle, Blanche Smith of Va., Reba Holcomb of Ohio; stepchildren, Verna (Jackie) Kirk and Donald (Brenda) Hunt; grandchildren, Tammy Pullen, Brian Smith, Jeff (Mylisa) Estep, Andy Estep, Amanda (Patrick) Brown, Kyle (Kylie) Smith, Coty (Taylor) Smith, Chris, Faith and Brandon Smith; stepgrandchildren, Lisa Stanley and Curtis Kirk; great-grandchildren, Katie Pullen, Noah, Lily and Chloe Estep, Adrian Jarrett, Aaliyah and Tremaine Smith, Rylie and Laken Smith and Desiree Brown; step-great-grandchildren, Alyssa Goble, Dillion Stanley, Zoey Hodge and Hallie Kirk,

Special thanks to Dr. James Petit and Hospice team Jo and Eddy.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with his son Pastor Gary Smith and Rev. John Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Dunlap Cemetery, behind Pine Grove Cemetery at McCorkle, WV. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's name to Hospice Care 1606 Kanawha Blvd West Charleston, WV 25387.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Regina Staats Print Comment Top of page

Regina Renee Staats, passed away after a short illness. She is survived by her daughter, Brooke Staats; and grandson, Micheal Jack Jones; mother, JoAnn Richardson; two brothers; and two sisters; a stepbrother and stepsister; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be greatly missed by all her family and freinds.

Celebration of Regina's life will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with HR Whittington as Celebrant. Gathering of family and friends will be from noon until time of service.

Huldah E. Stemen Print Comment Top of page

Huldah E. Stemen, 86, of Boyer, formerly of Delphos, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City, Ohio with calling hours one hour prior to service. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Local arrangements were held by Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye.

Pauline Waldeck Print Comment Top of page

Pauline Waldeck, 89, of Cedarville, died Friday, September 19, 2014. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow visitation in the funeral home chapel.

Harry "Kit" Welsch, Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Harry W. "Kit" Welsch, Jr., 67, passed away after a short illness Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, near his home in Heflin, Alabama. Kit was born August 25, 1947, in Charleston, to Harry W. Welsch, Sr., and Marion Eleanor Davis Welsch and grew up in Charleston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Jane and Doc Jarvis; and cousin, Cam Jarvis of Bradenton, Fla.

Kit graduated from George Washington High School in 1965, then from Marshall University a few years later. Before retiring to Alabama a few years ago, Kit was a residential building and remodeling contractor in Anna Maria, Fla., for over 30 years, well known for his craftsmanship, planning and design skills, quality work and love of fishing.

Kit is survived by his sister, Mary Jane (Mickey) Deitz of Charleston; nephew, David (Lori) Deitz and great-nephew, Andrew Deitz, of Bradenton, Fla.; cousin, Cathy Jarvis (David) Simmons of Sarasota, Fla.; and his former business partner and close friend, Jay (Beth) Duke of Delta, Ala.

Celebration of Kit's life will be observed at a later time by family and friends in Fla.

Wally White Print Comment Top of page

Wally David White, 56, of Dorothy, died Thursday, September 18, 2014. Service will be 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, in the Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church, Sycamore. Visitation will be two hours befor the service at the church. Wally's request was for cremation following the service. Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mary Caroline Wooddell Print Comment Top of page

Mary Caroline "Tine" Evans Wooddell, 91, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lee Wooddell; son, Charles Jr.; and her parents, Russell Mahan Evans and Mary Alice Davis Evans.

She was a member of several organizations, among them Summit Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution and the First Presbyterian Church. She served as secretary of Delwood Equipment Company, which was founded by her husband.

She is survived by her son, Davis Evans Wooddell and wife, Linda Atkins, of Charleston; five grandchildren, Davis Jr. and his wife, Ali, Matthew, Ashley, Benjamin and Charles Russell and his wife, Jen; three great-grandchildren; niece, Carolyn Bryant; and two nephews, Russell Mahan and William Davis Evans.

Service will be held at a later date with burial at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

The online guestbook may be accessed at www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com.

Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, is serving the Wooddell family.

Billie Jean Wright Print Comment Top of page

Billie Jean Wright, 80, of South Charleston, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, after a short illness.

Billie Jean, "BJ", was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She retired from Union Carbide Corp. in 1994 after 33 years of service, where she started as a secretary and retired as the Administrative Manager for Business Services and Contract Services. She also volunteered and then was also employed at Village Floral of Spring Hill. UCC is also where she met the love of her life, Harold Wright. They were married for 54 years. She was very active in the lives of her three children; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Since retirement she had been active in the Carbide Oldtimers Club. She was on the board of directors for the West Virginia Federal Credit Union for many years. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of South Charleston, for 38 years where she sat on many committees and played in the bell choir. After retirement, she continued

to be employed by Village Floral. She was an avid "fan"atic of WVU football, all things South Charleston High School and attended Little League baseball games. BJ graduated from Charleston High School in 1952 and was very active in organizing and participating in reunion activities for her class. She enjoyed

knitting and crocheting and entertaining family and friends in her home.

Billie Jean was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ethel Hammack,; stepfather, Earl S. Hammack; her father, William Moran; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Opie and Oleta Wright; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and "Tuff" Walker; and her grandson, Ryan Maynard.

Billie Jean is survived by her husband, Harold R. Wright of South Charleston; daughter, Amy Maynard of Raleigh, N.C.; sons, Hal Wright and Roger Wright of So. Charleston; brother, Jerry Moran; and sister-in-law, Elaine of Ohio; brother-in-law, Glen Wright; and sister-in-law, Lois of Georgia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; four nephews; and many great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service to honor the life of Billie Jean will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, at First United Methodist Church, 905 Glendale Ave., South Charleston, WV 25303 with the Rev. Paul Helmick officiating. A private burial will be in Walton.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Care or to First United Methodist Church of South Charleston.

Memories of Billie Jean may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston is handling the arrangements.

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