www.charlestondailymail.com http://www.charlestondailymail.com Daily Mail feed en-us Copyright 2014, Charleston Newspapers, Charleston, WV Newspapers Funerals for: October 23, 2014 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT01/310239969 OBIT01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT01/310239969 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:32 -0400 Cobb, Carmela 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.


Collins, Almeda 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Fankhouser, Christina 1 p.m., Cunningham


Ferguson, William, Jr. 2:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity.


Harpold, E. Jr. 1 p.m., Floral Hills Garden of Memories Mausoleum Chapel, Sissonville.


Hudson, Philip 2:30 p.m., Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood.


McKinney, James A. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


O'Brien, John T. 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Charleston.


Payne, Joan 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.


Sturgeon, Dorothy 11 a.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.


Sydenstricker, Robert 1 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.


Terry, Dolores E. 11 a.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Thompson, Virginia 3 p.m., Ronceverte Christian Church, Ronceverte.


Watkins, Cindy 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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Goldie Mae Adams http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239986 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239986 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:25 -0400 Goldie Mae Adams, 89, of Godby Bottom, died Oct. 20, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home.

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Frederick A. Alexander http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239981 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239981 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:27 -0400 Frederick Alward Alexander, 88, of Huntington, husband of Karen Alexander, died Oct. 20, 2014 at his home. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the mortuary.

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Mary M. Barnett http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239978 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239978 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:28 -0400 Mary Macil Barnett, 94, of Craigsville, died Oct. 21, 2014. Service will be noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home.

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Kenneth "Tom" Bonnett http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239990 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239990 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:22 -0400 Kenneth Harroll "Tom" Bonnett, 91, of Liberty, passed away Oct. 20, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 6, 1922 in Jackson County, a son of the late Vaughn and Verta Bonnett. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in North Africa and Italy. During his time in the service he was awarded the Purple Heart twice and many Combat Infantry Medals. He was a mail carrier for 28 years and provided the maintenance for the Emma Chapel Cemetery for 47 years, where he also served as the treasurer for the cemetery. Tom enjoyed country music and played with the Liberty Mountaineers for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel D. Ranson Bonnett; sister, Helen Bullard; a brother, Quinten Bonnett; and a stepdaughter, Reba Hanna.

He is survived by two nieces, Cathy Martin and Karen Jack; two nephews, Joe Bonnett and Jerry Bonnett; and stepsons, Jerry Ranson and Jimmy Ranson. He is also survived by seven step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastors Jerry Ranson and Jerry Bonnett officiating. Burial with military rites provided by American Legion Post 107, Ripley, will be in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the funeral home.

Donations in memory of Tom Bonnett may be made to Emma Chapel Cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.

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Leonard "Lenny" Boyd http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239989 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239989 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:23 -0400 Leonard Allen "Lenny" Boyd, 63, of Charleston, passed away at home with his family by his side on Oct. 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; brother, Cecil K. Boyd; sister, Pat Nelson; last surviving uncle, Sailor Harold; riding buddy, Darrell Harold; a bunch of loving cousins, nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Lolly Pop.

Lenny was a graduate of DuPont High School, class of 1969. He went to work at Kanawha Manufacturing Company, where he retired after 40 years. He was a lover of the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.

Lenny loved living life to the fullest; his words of advice to everyone were, "The main thing is … don't get excited."

Due to his wishes, he will be cremated. Family and friends will gather for a visitation Friday, Oct. 24, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, from 6 p.m. until the time of service; then a small service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Danny Kinder officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The online guestbook for Leonard Allen "Lenny" Boyd can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

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Thomas Burns http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239996 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239996 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:20 -0400 Thomas Bernard Burns, 71, beloved husband of Rebecca Crawford Burns and a resident of Charleston for over fifty years, died Saturday evening, October 18, at Charleston Area Medical Center. Son of the late C. Thomas and Mildred (Melady) Burns, he was born July 26, 1943, in Bridgeport, Conn.

Tom attended Morris Harvey College and later served in the US Army in Germany from 1965 to 1967. He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Transportation and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Tom is also survived by his son, Clayton Thomas Burns and his wife, Renee' of Richmond, Va.; sister, Kathleen Battistelli of Stratford, Conn.; and niece, Kristen Battistelli of Boston, Mass.

A service to celebrate Tom's life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Very Reverend Kent Higgins officiating. A reception will be held at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. John's Episcopal Church in memory of Tom.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

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Patricia Ann Collins http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239992 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239992 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:22 -0400 Patricia Ann Collins, 69, of South Charleston, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a 1963 graduate of South Charleston High School and worked in many local area hospitals throughout her career as a licensed practical nurse.

Patricia is survived by her son, Wayne Eidson of Florida; mother, Juanita P. Vincell of South Charleston; and brothers, Richard L. Fitzgerald and Harold E. (Janice L.) Vincell Jr., all of Florida.

A committal service to honor the life of Patricia will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Memories of Patricia 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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Dorothy White duConge http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239994 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239994 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:21 -0400 Dorothy White duConge, 79, formerly of Charleston, passed away Oct. 21, 2014. She is survived by six children; 13 grandchildren; and a host of other extended relatives. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Crown Hill Funeral Home of Indianapolis, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208, with visitation there from 1 p.m. until service time.

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Jim Ferrise http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239999 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/OBIT/310239999 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:02:18 -0400 Jim Ferrise, 93, of Kanawha City, passed away peacefully Friday, October 17, 2014, in Quarry Manor.

He was born April 24, 1921, in Boomer, son of the late Antonia and Teresa Adamo Ferrise.

Jim was a member of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Sons of Italy and the Knights of Columbus.

He was the owner and operator of Capitol Tailor on Duffy Street from 1949 to 1970 until its closing due to the Capitol expansion. He then was a partner in Joe the Tailor in downtown Charleston from 1970 until his retirement in 1992. Jim enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Tressa "Daisy"; two sons, Felix J. (wife, Linda) of St. Louis, Mo., and James T., (wife, Paula), of Pittsburgh, Pa.; granddaughters, Lisa M. Perez, (husband, Richard), of St. Louis, Mo., Lauren M. Ferrise of Chicago, Ill., and Paige G. Ferrise of New York, N.Y.; great-grandson, Mason J. Perez; great-granddaughter, Addison Perez; sister, Mary Ann Hill of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jones of Charleston; and many nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Monsignor Edward Sadie officiating. Entombment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Heart Association, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Ferrise family.

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WVU expels students for involvement in riots http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029586 GZ01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029586 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:26:33 -0400 By Mackenzie Mays Three West Virginia University students were expelled today for their involvement in riots across campus following WVU's football win against Baylor on Saturday.

The three are among 14 WVU students charged earlier this week for taking part in the post-game riots, where people took to Morgantown's streets to start fires, rip light poles from the ground and damage vehicles.

Other students may also face university sanctions as investigations continue, according to a WVU press release.

"We have made it clear that this university will hold students accountable for their unlawful behavior," WVU President Gordon Gee said in a statement. "We will not allow individuals to remain enrolled who commit these crimes and damage the reputation and achievements of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community."

The expelled students were immediately prohibited from accessing school property and activities pending further proceedings under the student conduct code, according to the release.

The Morgantown Police Department issued more than 20 criminal citations on Saturday. Arrests were made for a variety of offenses including assault on a police officer, malicious burning, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Lt. Laurie Burks at the University Police Department at Laurie.Burks@mail.wvu.edu or call 304-293-COPS.

Reach Mackenzie Mays at mackenzie.mays@wvgazette.com, 304-348-4814 or follow @MackenzieMays on Twitter.

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3 WVU students expelled over postgame riots http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/DM01/141029588 DM01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/DM01/141029588 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:55:39 -0400 By Marcus Constantino Three West Virginia University students have been expelled for "various acts of misconduct" following a football game in Morgantown on Saturday.

According to a press release from the university, the three students were among 14 charged earlier this week by various local law enforcement agencies. Per the university's Student Conduct Code, the three students are barred from university property and activities pending further proceedings.

According to the release, more students may face disciplinary action as Morgantown and university police continue their investigations into the riots that happened after WVU's win over then-fourth-ranked Baylor.

WVU President E. Gordon Gee said students who commit crimes that damage the reputation of the University will not be allowed to stay.

"We have made it clear that this University will hold students accountable for their unlawful behavior," Gee said. "We will not allow individuals to remain enrolled who commit these crimes and damage the reputation and achievements of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community."

This is a developing story. Check back at www.charlestondailymail.com for the latest information.

Contact writer Marcus Constantino at 304-348-1796 or marcus.c@dailymailwv.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/amtino.

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ACLU criticizes Parkersburg's panhandling signs http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029589 GZ01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029589 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:49:08 -0400 The Associated Press PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Parkersburg's panhandling signs are drawing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia.

The signs discourage people from giving to panhandlers, saying it contributes to drug and alcohol abuse.

ACLU of West Virginia executive director Jennifer Meinig tells The Parkersburg News and Sentinel that the signs are defamatory. She says they suggest that all panhandlers suffer from drug and alcohol issues.

Mayor Bob Newell had the signs placed in three areas of the city earlier this month. He tells the newspaper that the signs are an attempt to educate the public.

Newell says money given to panhandlers might not be used as donors believe it will be used.

He says he doesn't believe anyone is defamed by the signs.

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1st W.Va. coalfields Senate panel meeting set http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029590 GZ01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029590 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:44:58 -0400 The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A state Senate panel studying how to revitalize West Virginia's struggling southern coalfields has scheduled its first meeting.

The Southern Coalfields Organizing and Revitalizing the Economy initiative, or SCORE, group will meet Wednesday evening. The meeting will take place at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging in Beckley.

It's the first in a series of regional listening sessions. The group will then present recommendations for consideration in the 60-day legislative session starting in January.

Senate President Jeff Kessler's 13-member task force will look at a variety of ways to boost the coalfields.

Some include increasing tourism advertising, education and workforce development and retraining, redevelopment projects, agribusiness and rural development, better broadband Internet, expanded intermodal transportation, development of coalbed methane, and clean coal research and development.

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Ex-W.Va. sheriff's deputy charged with embezzling http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029591 GZ01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029591 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:42:36 -0400 The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A former Berkeley County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges of embezzling guns.

A Berkeley County grand jury charged Dennis E. Streets with felony embezzlement and felony fraudulent scheme Wednesday. According to media reports, the indictment accuses Streets of taking more than $5,000 worth of guns from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and selling them to a Martinsburg gun shop.

The alleged thefts took place between October 2008 and March 2013.

Streets retired in January after working at the sheriff's office since 1982.

Federal investigators are also looking into the matter. County prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely told media outlets she could not comment on the federal investigation's status.

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Bluefield State, Mercer schools plan new program http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029592 GZ01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029592 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:40:32 -0400 The Associated Press PRINCETON, W.Va. - A new program will allow Mercer County high school students to get college credit for pre-engineering courses.

Students can transfer credits to Bluefield State College for certain classes they complete in the Project Lead the Way program and in drafting concentrations.

Bluefield State will accept these students into its associate of science or bachelor of science engineering technology program.

Media outlets report that Bluefield State and Mercer County Schools officials signed a memorandum of agreement on Wednesday to offer the program.

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Tennant asks Morrisey to investigate possible election violation http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/DM01/141029593 DM01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/DM01/141029593 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:08:54 -0400 By Samuel Speciale After being accused of violating her own election laws for having a rally near a polling place, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said Thursday that she will ask West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to review her case.

In addition to being the state's chief election official, Tennant is a Democratic candidate running for an open seat in the U.S. Senate. Morrisey is a Republican.

On Wednesday, Tennant and a group of supporters, who were carrying signs and chanting, marched to the Kanawha County Voter's Registration building where she thanked them for their support before going inside to cast her ballot.

Tennant has defended her actions, saying that thanking her supporters did not violate state election law, which prohibits any electioneering on the property of the county courthouse, any annex facilities or any other designated early voting location during any voting period.

While her campaign claims she operated within the realm of the law, Tennant apologized Thursday if she offended anyone.

"I simply wanted to say thank you," Tennant said Thursday in an interview with Metro News' Hoppy Kercheval. She went on to say that her supporters have been there for her during what she called a "tough campaign."

While a Tennant representative said the rally was "definitely" a campaign event, Tennant has stressed that she did not solicit votes while in front of courthouse annex.

Morrisey's office has yet to respond to calls to find out if he plans to investigate Tennant's possible violation.

This is a developing story. Check charlestondailymail.com for more updates.

Contact writer Samuel Speciale at sam.speciale@dailymailwv.com or 304-348-4886. Follow him at www.twitter.com/wvschools.

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Boil-water advisory http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029594 GZ01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/GZ01/141029594 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:40 -0400 West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for approximately 100 customers in the Northgate Business Park as well on Twilight Drive in Charleston. The affected area includes Association Drive, Tracy Way, Hotel Circle, Dietrick Boulevard, Twilight Drive, Heath Street, High Street, Green Street and Kent Street. The advisory follows damage to a pump station, which crews have repaired.

Customers in those areas should boil their water for at least one full minute prior to use until further notice.

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W.Va. agency ordered to release pollution data http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/ARTICLE/141029595 ARTICLE http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/ARTICLE/141029595 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:01 -0400 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Protection violated the state's Freedom of Information Act when it denied a law firm's request for water pollution data, a Kanawha County judge ruled.

Circuit Judge Charles King ordered the DEP this week to provide the data to Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

The law firm sued the DEP after the agency denied its FOIA request in 2013 for the most recent quarterly data showing water pollution levels at coal mines statewide. Mine operators are required to file the data with the DEP to disclose pollution levels under state and federal clean water laws.

In the past, the DEP had provided similar data in a spreadsheet format. The DEP denied the latest request and referred the law firm to a searchable agency website called ePermitting. To provide the data, the agency said it would have to research its databases and create a new record.

The DEP said the state FOIA "does not require an agency to create or produce a record that does not exist at the time the request is made".

King rejected the DEP's argument, saying the law firm's request merely requires the DEP to extract existing records from an existing database, and would not result in the creation of a new record or document.

King said using the ePermitting website would be burdensome, requiring nearly 289 hours to compile one quarter's worth of data. The DEP could compile the same information in less than an hour.

"It is not as if plaintiff requested a list of the top ten coal mines discharging iron into West Virginia's waters," King's order said. "Plaintiff has not asked defendants to perform any analysis or manipulation of the information requested. Rather, plaintiff merely seeks the unaltered data from defendants."

The Charleston Gazette reported King's ruling.

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Ex-W.Va. sheriff's deputy charged with embezzling http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/ARTICLE/141029596 ARTICLE http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141023/ARTICLE/141029596 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:45:27 -0400 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A former Berkeley County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges of embezzling guns.

A Berkeley County grand jury charged Dennis E. Streets with felony embezzlement and felony fraudulent scheme Wednesday. According to media reports, the indictment accuses Streets of taking more than $5,000 worth of guns from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and selling them to a Martinsburg gun shop.

The alleged thefts took place between October 2008 and March 2013.

Streets retired in January after working at the sheriff's office since 1982.

Federal investigators are also looking into the matter. County prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely told media outlets she could not comment on the federal investigation's status.

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