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Since 1929, Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home has attended to generations of West Virginians...offering help in times of need, sympathy in times of sorrow, and comfort as the healing begins.

We serve families of all traditions and faiths and offer a balance of time-honored funeral services with contemporary touches. We continually look for ways to further enhance the meaning and value of your tribute. Our innovative offerings include live webcasting of services and many personalization options.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is perhaps best known for our legacy of compassionate service. We treat all families as if they were members of our own family. We are here when you need us, whenever you need us. We always have been.


Our Obituaries

John Alexander Sizemore

August 3, 1929 - October 8, 2016

John Alexander Sizemore, 87, of Charleston passed away October 8, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Division. John was a retired coal miner. Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruth Cruikshank Sizemore and two infant sons, John A. Sizemore, III and David Clarence Sizemore, sisters, Ruth Stump, Joan Sizemore Reed, brother, Edward Jess "EJ" Sizemore and Grandson, Brian W. Sizemore. ...
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Mary Jane Carpenter

May 12, 1938 - October 7, 2016

Mary Jane Carpenter Mary Jane Carpenter, 78, of Sissonville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 7, 2016. Mary was born, May 12, 1938 to her beloved parents, Delmer and Thelma Burdette. She was a member of Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle Church, and was a devout Christian, and devoted mother and grandmother. She prayed for family and friends that...
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Sandra "Sandy" Kay Nichols

August 26, 1948 - October 6, 2016

Sandra "Sandy" Kay Nichols Sandra "Sandy" Kay Nichols, 68, of Charleston, WV, left this earth to be with the Lord on October 6, 2016. She was born on August 26, 1948 in Charleston, WV to Rosa Constance "Connie" Stuck and William J. Stuck. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosa Constance Stuck, and brother Stephen Stuck. Sandra is survived by her children Angela...
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Ray B. Mitchell

October 5, 1935 - September 30, 2016

Ray B. Mitchell, 80, of Charleston passed away September 30, 2016 after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Abner and Vesta Mitchell; son Ricky Mitchell; son-in-law, Don Jackson; brother, Ancil A. Mitchell, Jr.; sisters, Eula Buckalew, Marjorie Casdorph and Hazel Young. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Debbie Jackson; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Mitchell;...
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Kenton Haskell Burdette

July 31, 1954 - September 26, 2016

Kenton Haskell Burdette Kenton Haskell Burdette, 62, of Charleston, died September 26, 2016, in Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator, and worked out of the Operating Engineers Union. Kenton was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Ruth Newhouse Burdette; brothers, Uklet and James Burdette. Surviving are his step-son, Eddie Harrison and...
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Gearld J. Lynch

December 25, 1937 - September 25, 2016

Gearld J. Lynch Gearld J. Lynch, 78, of Charleston, passed away, September 25, 2016. Gearld was a longtime member and trustee at Bethel Chapel Church. He retired from General Electric Apparatus Shop. He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Mildred Lanham Lynch; son, Gearld Frank Lynch; daughter, Beth Oates-Zimmer; brothers, Roger Lee Lucas, and Edsel Lynch; sister;...
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Dolores Caroline Ferrell

November 2, 1931 - September 19, 2016

Dolores Caroline Ferrell 84 of Charleston passed away September 19, 2016 at CAMC General Division. She has worked for the State of West Virginia Department of Employment Security, and was a loving mother and grandmother. In keeping with her wishes her body will be cremated and no visitation or services will be performed. In her memory the family requests memorial contributions...
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Truman "Teddy" Miller

February 17, 1960 - September 12, 2016

Truman "Teddy" Miller of St. Albans passed away September 12, 2016 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Hartford J. and Geraldine L. Miller, brothers, Jimmy and Angelo Miller. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Brenda Walker of St. Albans and brother, Eddie Miller of Given, WV. Many cousins, nieces and nephews. At Teddy's request, there will be...
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Clarence E. "C.B." Shamblin

November 29, 1928 - September 8, 2016

Clarence B. "C.B." Shamblin Clarence B. "C.B." Shamblin, 87, of Romance, passed away Thursday, September 8, after a long illness. C.B. was born November 29, 1928, a son of the late Arthur W. Shamblin, Sr., and Elizabeth Berry Shamblin. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur W. "Junior" Shamblin, Roger Shamblin, Richard "Dickie" Shamblin and sisters, Imal Garnett...
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Robert Bob Griffith

April 16, 1930 - September 8, 2016

Robert Griffith went home to be with the Lord September 8, 2016. He was survived by his wife and love of this life Leota, sisters, Isabelle Smith of Charleston, Patricia Marcum of Holly Hills, Florida, sons, Bobby, Charlie, Billy, Timmy and wife Tricia, daughters, Sharon and Jackie, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was a lifelong resident of Charleston, a U.S. Army...
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James Elmer Toler

December 25, 1941 - September 7, 2016

James Elmer Toler 74 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord September 7, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Division. Jim was an Electrician with Local #466 IBEW and a former employee of Nitro Electric. He was a member of Keystone Apostolic Church, having served on the board of directors for many years and was a Musician at the church playing the Mandolin. He was a member of South Charleston...
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Virginia Mae Salser

August 15, 1935 - September 6, 2016

Virginia Mae Salser, 81, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born August 15, 1935 in Charleston, WV, the daughter of Rev. Ernest A. & Edith Mae (Staats) Townsend, She married the former Homer E. Salser, of 58 years. He predeceased her on July 4, 2013. During her life she moved back and forth with Homer between Rockford and Charleston,...
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William Lee "Bill" Stone, Jr.

July 8, 1953 - August 31, 2016

William Lee "Bill" Stone, 63 of South Charleston formally of Dunbar passed away suddenly on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Bill faithfully served his country in the US Army and also the US Air Force for 20 years. He and his wife Pat delivered newspapers for several years. Bill attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Patricia...
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Christine Whittington

April 17, 2016 - August 26, 2016

Christine Guthrie Whittington Christine Guthrie Whittington, 89, of Charleston, went home to join other family members, August 26, 2016. Christine, was a great Christian for 62 years and sang in a gospel trio. She loved to quilt and fish and was a joy to be around. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Octavia Guthrie; husband of 57 years, Milford Atlee Whittington;...
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Irene E. "Sally" Spencer

March 5, 1928 - August 19, 2016

Irene E. "Sally" Spencer, 88, of Charleston passed away Friday August 19, 2016 at her daughter's home. She was born March 5, 1928 in Kanawha County West Virginia, daughter of the late Rome H. and Edith G. Rose Summers. Mrs. Spencer was retired from retail. She loved to play bingo, go to yard sales and the flea market. She loved her two grandchildren, family and friends. In...
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Dola Harmon

June 27, 1932 - August 17, 2016

Dola Harmon Dola Harmon 84 of Tupper's Creek, Charleston passed away August 17, 2016 after a short illness. Dola was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a Contractor Salesman for Moore Lumber Company and Lowe's Home Improvement and enjoyed being with his family. He was preceded in death by his brother Gene Harmon. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Pearl Harmon;...
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Violet Lorraine Cummings

July 25, 1935 - August 15, 2016

Violet Lorraine Cummings 81 of Charleston passed away August 15, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Division. She was a Homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Preceding her in death were her parents William Thomas and Orthie Opal Greiver Holley; brother, Charles Ray Holley and sisters, Elizabeth Holley, Freda Evans, Pauline Roberts and Hazel Bumgardner. Survivors...
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James Leon Cavender

February 29, 1920 - August 14, 2016

James "Leon" Cavender 96 of Charleston passed away peacefully at home August 14, 2016. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. Veteran of WWII, retired shop superintendent from Trojan Steel Company and attended Two Mile Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his wife, Orpha Cavender; infant daughter, Wanda Cavender; sisters, Melva Whaples, Esther Taylor, Pauline Cavender,...
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Mary Lou Holmes

October 3, 1935 - August 13, 2016

Mary Lou Holmes, 80, of Charleston, passed away August 13, 2016 at Charleston Gardens. She was preceded in death by parents, Bill and Gladys Haynes; daughter, Terri Holmes; husband, Paul B. Holmes. Mary Lou, taught computer programming at Carver Career Center, and retired as computer programmer from NCR, where she worked with local grocery stores. Surviving are; daughter, Vicki...
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Betty Dunlap White

December 11, 1926 - August 12, 2016

Betty Dunlap White Betty Dunlap White, beloved mother, entered Heaven on Friday August 12, at Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Home. She was born December 11, 1926 to the late Curtis and Macel Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Penelope Dunlap Harper, grandson Sloan Harper, sister Beulah Myers, brother Pete Pierce and son-in-law Michael Looney. ...
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L. Keith Phillips

August 29, 1930 - August 12, 2016

L. Keith Phillips L. Keith Phillips, 85, of Charleston went home to be with the Lord, August 12, at Cedar Ridge Center. Keith was born in Coalburg, WV, to the late William "Bill" and Goldie Kirk Phillips. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Charles "Tubby" Phillips. He was a graduate of Sissonville High School, former owner of five service stations,...
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Wallace Lee "Wally, Paw Paw" Hunter

April 9, 1931 - August 7, 2016

Wallace Lee "Wally, Paw Paw" Hunter 85 of Myrtle Beach, SC, Formerly of Charleston, WV passed away August 7, 2016 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. At 16 years old Wallace went into the US Army and fought in the Korean War. He was a Sergant, Battery A7 division 48th field artillery, 8th Army Korea, part of the "Frozen Chosen." Wallace was a member of VFW Post 8129, lifetime member...
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James D. "Jim" Farmer

April 20, 1933 - August 6, 2016

James D. "Jim" Farmer 83 of Charleston passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. He was the Owner/Operator of J&B Lawnmower Sales and Services of Charleston for 36 years. Jim attended Stonewall Jackson High School and Davis Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Betty Jo Farmer; parents...
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Jane Ann Anderson

November 22, 1949 - August 6, 2016

Jane Ann Anderson 66 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on August 6, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was the Owner and Operator of Huskey's Dairy Bar, Cross Lanes for 42 years and a member of Red House Bible Church. Preceding her in death were her parents, Jack Thomas and Erma Jean Evans Dunbar, her sister Carol Jean Hicks and brother Kenny Dunbar. ...
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Thecla Maguire

May 24, 1935 - August 3, 2016

Thecla Maguire Thecla Maguire, 81 a long time resident of the Charleston area, passed away in the A. B. Hodges Center, on August 3, 2016. Thecla was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim Maguire; and her mother, Lottie Sosnowski. Thecla was originally from the Detroit, Michigan area, and retired from the state of West Virginia, after many years of service, as the...
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Ruth N. Thaxton

December 19, 1926 - July 19, 2016

Ruth N. Thaxton 89 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord July 19, 2016. Ruth retired from the accounting division of C&P Telephone with 38 years of service. She was a member of Charleston Mountain Mission, the church choir, sang in the Octet, was a member of Circle 3 and taught Sunday school. Preceding her in death were her husband George Thaxton, brothers, James & Cleo...
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Peggy Ann Parsley Soard

October 2, 1942 - July 19, 2016

Peggy Ann Parsley Soard 73 of Charleston passed away July 19, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Division. Peggy retired with 31 years of service at CAMC Memorial as secretary to the Director of Laboratories. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Clinton and Maxine Velva Altizer Parsley. Surviving are daughters Leane Soard and companion Danny Fields of Charleston; Krista Trabert...
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Albert Sahley

January 5, 1936 - July 16, 2016

Albert Sahley 80 of Charleston passed away July 16, 2016. Albert was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended WVU and Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston). He was a well-known Radio Broadcasting personality who woke up the Charleston area every morning. Albert loved his family, his church and was a very proud Charlestonian. He was inducted into the Radio Hall...
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Esther Evelyn Carpenter

August 13, 1940 - July 13, 2016

Esther Evelyn Carpenter 75 of Charleston passed away July 13, 2016 at CAMC General Division. She was a Homemaker and member of Sugar Creek Community Chapel. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband, Tom Carpenter, Sr., sons, Scott Carpenter of Cross Lanes and Tom Carpenter, II of Charleston, daughter Christine Carpenter of Charleston, 2 brothers, 4...
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Patricia Ann White

January 12, 1939 - July 10, 2016

Patricia Ann White, 76, passed away July 10, 2016. She was born in Glenville, West Virginia to Robert L. Jarvis, Sr., and Anna Beck Jarvis, who preceded her in death. Patricia worked at Empire Diner, Arthur B. Hodges Center and Edgewood Summit where she enjoyed serving others, also she enjoyed gardening and taking care of her pets that she so dearly loved. She was preceded in death...
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Angela Fay Artis

December 1, 1971 - July 10, 2016

Angela Fay (Carr) Artis, beloved wife, partner and friend, 44, went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2016. Angie passed peacefully at her home in Charleston with her loving husband, Jim Lee Artis, at her side. Angie was born December 1, 1971, and graduated from Capitol High School. She attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, and also attended West Virginia State College. ...
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Delbert Raymond Butcher, Jr.

September 19, 1937 - July 5, 2016

Delbert R. Butcher, Jr. Delbert Raymond Butcher, Jr., 78, of Miami Florida, passed away July 5, 2016. Del was born in Clifftop, WV, September 19, 1937. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Joy Older Butcher; daughters, Cathy and husband, Frank, Kim and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Amy, Frank, Bethany, Wil, Ally and husband, Phil; siblings, Margaret, Joe, Pat, Sue and Linda...
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Marvin P. Good

July 30, 1958 - July 5, 2016

Marvin P. Good 57 of Sissonville passed away July 5, 2016. Marvin was a graduate of Yorktown High School, a U.S. Navy Veteran, retired mechanic with the WV Dept. of Highways with 16 years of service, Whitewater rafting guide for 22 years, avid bowler for years with The Dunbar Men's League and lived to ride his Harley. Preceding him in death were his father, Olley Good, mother, Barbara...
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Charles Thomas Bettinger, Jr.

December 1, 1922 - July 3, 2016

Charles Thomas "Tom" Bettinger, Jr., 93 of Charleston passed away peacefully on July 3, 2016 at The Ridgemont. Tom was a life member of Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, member of the Brass Assemble and choir member, Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan and a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was Vice-President of Thomas Field and Company, he served for 33 months in the U.S. Army during...
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Carolyn Sue Dienst

June 1, 1954 - June 28, 2016

Carolyn Sue Dienst 62 of Charleston passed away unexpectedly June 28, 2016. Carolyn was a 1972 Graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and was a Retired Human Resource Manager for WV DHHR. Preceding her in death was her mother Betty Lou Boggess and grandson Peyton Pinkerman. Survivors include her daughters, Shelly Murray and husband Jim of Cross Lanes and Christy Pinkerman and...
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Phyllis Joan Surface

June 28, 2016

Phyllis Joan Surface 82 of Walton passed away June 28, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Phyllis was a retired chemical operator with E.I. DuPont, Belle and was a former employee with FMC Ordinance Center and the Coca Cola Bottling Plant. She was also a faithful member of Queen Shoals Full Gospel Church. Preceding her in death were her parents, Clarence Joseph and Ina Teter...
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Jonas W. Cottrill, Jr.

November 25, 1929 - June 26, 2016

Jonas W. Cottrill Jonas W. Cottrill, 86, left his earthly home and made his journey to his heavenly home on Sunday evening, June 26, 2016. He was the son of the late Winnie and Guy Cottrill. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and friend. He was a proud graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, was in the United States Army, and retired from Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal....
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James Dale "Jimbo" Roach, Jr.

April 26, 1971 - June 19, 2016

James Dale "Jimbo" Roach, Jr., 45 of Charleston passed away June 19, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Division. He was a former contractor with Elk Valley Kitchens and was a loving husband, father and brother, son and nephew. He was a member of Keystone Apostolic Church, Charleston Preceded in death by his uncle Milton Ray Myers. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Christi...
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Charles Edward "Buck" Jones, Sr.

April 29, 1933 - June 17, 2016

Charles E. Jones, Sr. Charles E. "Buck" Jones, Sr., went home to the Lord on June 17, 2016 at Hubbard House West after a short illness. Mr. Jones was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. He also retired from Appalachian Power Company after 39 years of service and was a member of Davis Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. Buck loved to make people smile...
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Nancy L. Tuttle

April 15, 1939 - June 14, 2016

Nancy L. Tuttle Nancy L. Tuttle, 77 of Davis Creek left this world to be with Jesus Tuesday June 14, 2016 at home peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and caretakers Connie Tuttle and Crystal Walker, following a short illness. Nancy was a dedicated employee of Walmart for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jackie Tuttle; mother, Edna Atkins; and...
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Lucy Miller Harper

May 18, 1928 - June 13, 2016

Lucy Miller Harper 88 of Charleston went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness. Born and raised in Boone County, she was the daughter of the late James Holly Miller and Brooke Ann Ward Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jack Harper, a son Greg Harper and brother, Charles Miller. Lucy leaves behind three...
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Harold Dean Wines

January 4, 1936 - June 13, 2016

Harold Dean Wines 80 of South Charleston passed away June 13, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was retired from the U.S. Army with 21 years of service, having served during the Vietnam War. Harold retired from the Dietary Department at CAMC General Division; member of the Nitro Moose Lodge; A Kentucky Colonel; member of National Association of Uniformed Services and The...
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Brandie Jean Martin

October 7, 1993 - June 8, 2016

Brandie Jean Martin 22 of Charleston, went home to be with our Lord, June 8, 2016. Brandie grew up in Waverly, WV, attended Williamstown High School and was employed by Rally's Hamburgers, Charleston. Preceding her in death were infant sister, Jennifer Marcum, great grandparents, Lester and Donna Nicely and her uncle Rob Nicely. Survivors are, her precious son, Bryson, who she...
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Jim Meadows

February 21, 1931 - June 6, 2016

Jim Meadows 85 of Charleston passed away June 6, 2016 at his home. Jim was a Navy Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict; retired from Union Carbide South Charleston and was a member of Charleston Mountain Mission and had attended Dunbar Mountain Mission. Preceding him in death were his parents, James Ira and Laura Ferrell Meadows; wife, Mary Meadows; brother, Robert Meadows...
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Edward V. Snead

February 1, 1933 - June 2, 2016

Edward V. Snead, 83, of Campbells Creek, Charleston, went home to his Father's house on June 2, 2016. He knows you will mourn but don't be sad for him. He will have no more pain or suffering. He is in his Father's house will all of his loved ones who went on before him. Remember him with love and happiness until we meet again. Mr. Snead was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during the...
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Helena E. "Betty" Hissom

February 9, 1924 - May 20, 2016

Helena E. "Betty" Hissom, 92, of Charleston, passed away May 20, 2016 at Teays Valley Center. Betty was a Christian and member of Northside Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Clara (Helms) Taylor. Survivors include her loving daughter, Paula Silverman-Smith and husband, Mike of Hurricane; son, Stephen Hissom and wife, Susie of Elkview;...
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Helen Lee Thaxton

April 25, 1917 - May 13, 2016

Helen Lee Thaxton of Sissonville, wife of the late Leonard Thaxton, was born into this world on April 25, 1917 to parents William Carpenter and Macel Stonestreet Carpenter. Her spirit departed this world on Friday May 13, 2016, after living here over 99 years, to return to our Heavenly Father, and to be with our Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ. Also preceding her into the next world,...
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Norman Ray Walker

December 26, 1936 - April 30, 2016

Norman Ray Walker, 79, formerly of Sissonville entered heaven on Saturday April 30, 2016, to be with our Lord. The son of Howard and Ernie Walker of Tuppers Creek. He was a devout Christian, Trustee and member of Allens Fork Community Church. Norman was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norma Jean. Survivors include his three daughters and two sons. Rebecca L. Lowe and...
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William Jordan Campbell

May 22, 1933 - April 26, 2016

William Jordan Campbell 82 of Charleston passed away April 26, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West. He was always in management and was the former manager of White Tire Company, Charleston and member of Charleston Mountain Mission. Mr. Campbell was a US Navy Veteran having served aboard The Missouri; also served in the WV Army Reserves; and enjoyed conversation especially with his...
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Billie Marie Young

November 25, 1932 - April 24, 2016

Billie Marie Staats Young, 83, of Charleston went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 24, 2016. She was born in Ripley and grew up in Charleston, attending West Side schools. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1950 and graduated Charleston Business College. Billie was executive secretary for the law firm of Woodroe, Kizer & Steed. While raising her...
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Jake Vassel, Jr.

October 18, 1923 - April 24, 2016

Jake Vassel, Jr. 92 of Charleston passed away April 24, 2016 at his home. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, member of the American Legion Post 20 and VFW Post 8129. Jake was a Chemical Operator for Allied Chemicals and a retired U.S. Mining Inspector. Preceding him in death were his parents, Jake Vassel, Sr. and Minnie Green Vassel. Survivors include his son, Larry Vassel and...
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Emery Derwood Harriston, Sr.

December 12, 1923 - April 23, 2016

Emery D. Harriston, 92, of Charleston, passed away on April 23, 2016 at Quarry Manor. Mr. Harriston was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Philippine Liberation during WWII. He also attended First Baptist Church, was a graduate of West Virginia State University and was a past member of the Washington Lodge #4 F&AM of Prince Hall Jurisdiction. Mr. Harriston was a retired Job...
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Kenneth Leroy Smith

January 17, 1931 - April 23, 2016

Kenneth Leroy "Hank" Smith, 85, of Charleston, was called home to the Lord on April 23, 2016 at Eastbrook Nursing Home. Mr. Smith was a veteran serving in the US Army. He was a retired welder for the WV Department of Highways and attended Bible Baptist Church, Sissonville, when he was able to. Hank loved to fish and camp. He also enjoyed woodworking and always found something to build. ...
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Roger Darrell Haynes

April 9, 1946 - April 21, 2016

Roger Darrell Haynes, 70, of Charleston, left this world in peace on April 21, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Center. Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Bernice Asbury of Charleston, Ann Thompson of Clendenin, and Nancy Haynes, Delane Smith and Regina Burford all of Sissonville, and Pamela Phillips of Charleston. In keeping with Roger's wishes there will be no services. The family...
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Jack Harper

January 27, 1932 - April 21, 2016

Jack Harper, 84, of Charleston, ascended to Heaven on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Division after a sudden illness. Born and raised in Charleston, he was the son of the late Charles and Sadie (Kerns) Harper. Jack had a wonderful and fruitful life in the Charleston area. After graduating Stonewall Jackson High School in 1950, he and his wife, Lucy, met and married on...
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Mary Parsons Baker

April 11, 1937 - April 14, 2016

Mary Bell Parsons Baker 79 of Charleston passed away April 14, 2016. Mary was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Thomas L. Baker; son, Jeffery L. Baker and wife Teresa G. of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Joshua, Abby and Andrew; brothers, Otis Parsons and wife Judy and Harold Parsons, all of Charleston; and many other...
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Barbara Jean Thaxton

March 6, 1947 - April 10, 2016

Barbara Jean Thaxton, 69, of Cross Lanes, was called home to her Lord and Savior on April 10, 2016. Barbara Jean loved children and was a Creative Kindergarten teacher for 39 years with Kanawha County Schools. She was a devoted member of Cross Lanes Baptist Church. Within the church she worked in the AWANA program with the Cubbies and was a member of the Christian Women's Club. She was...
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Dolores A. Stewart

November 25, 1921 - April 9, 2016

Dolores A. Stewart, 94, of Charleston, passed away on April 9, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. Mrs. Stewart was a retired security guard for the West Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control Commission. She also retired from Kanawha County Schools as a custodian. She attended St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston. Preceding her in death were her husband, Lance Stewart; parents, George...
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Betty Jean Beane

October 26, 1932 - April 6, 2016

Betty Jean Beane Betty Jean Beane, 83, of Charleston, was carried away in the arms of her loving Savior on April 6, 2016. Betty was a graduate of Sissonville High School. She was an active member of Dunbar Mountain Mission where she served on the Bereavement Committee. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed gardening and flowers. But most of all Betty was a loving...
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Clyde E. Cain, Jr.

September 18, 1925 - April 6, 2016

Clyde E. Cain, Jr., 90 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord, in God's perfect timing on April 6, 2016. He was former owner, operator and broker of Cain Realty and Appraisal Service, a past president of the Independent Fee Appraisers and a member of the Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors. Clyde was also a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WW II where he was a member of the...
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Rodney C. Lambert

May 15, 1942 - April 5, 2016

Rodney C. Lambert of Charleston, born May 15, 1942 in Ferndale, WV went to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 5, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe David Lambert and Mary Alice Wooding Lambert, and his brother Joe Frazel Lambert. He received his education from Clear Fork High School in Colecord, WV and attended Highlands University in Rio Grande, N M and WV State College now WV...
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Margie Cumptan

April 13, 1922 - April 4, 2016

Margie Cumptan 93 of Sissonville passed away April 4, 2016. Preceding her in death were her sons, Thomas "Midge" Hackney and Bobby Jones; 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Surviving her are children, Jimmy Hackney, Charlotte Taylor, David Jones, Wanda Deahl and Arthur Ransbottom; brothers, Jack and Bobby Hackney; 20 Grand and 20 Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM...
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Sam "Bunkie" Talbert

March 28, 1932 - April 2, 2016

Sam "Bunkie" Talbert 84 of Charleston passed away April 2, 2016 with his family by his side. Sam was drafted in 1952 to the US Army at 20 years of age. Following basic training he served 12 months in Korea with the 17th Inf. Reg 7th Div. In late 1953 General Trudeau presented Corporal Talbert with the Silver Star for Gallantry while at war. He is also credited a Bronze Star, Combat...
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Russell Burdette

June 25, 1925 - April 1, 2016

Russell Burdette, 90, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away on April 1, 2016 at home. He was born in Charleston WV June 25, 1925. A resident of Ft. Myers since 2002, and was a member of Southwest Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, FL. He previously lived in Charleston WV where he worked as a Machinist. He is survived by his sons, Rex Burdette and wife Carol of Holly, MI and Ronnie Burdette and...
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John Andrew Johnson

May 22, 1941 - April 1, 2016

John Andrew Johnson 74 of Charleston passed away April 1, 2016 at CAMC General Division after a long illness. He was a former employee of Shippers Car Line, Red House and a U.S. Army Veteran. Preceding him in death was his mother, Carrie Brooks and 2 granddaughters. Survivors include his loving wife, Jeannie Truluck Johnson; sons, John Anthony Johnson and James E. Johnson;...
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Sandra Sue Kenney

July 9, 1943 - March 31, 2016

Sandra Sue "Susie" Kenney 72 of Charleston passed away March 31, 2016. Preceding her in death were her parents Jess "J.B." and Ruby Rankin; sisters, Brenda White and Betsy Phillips. Survivors include her sons, Anthony Scott Woodfell and Shawn Christopher Kenney both of Charleston; siblings, Kathy Wagner of Elkview, Mike Rankin of South Charleston, Jay Rankin of Charleston and Pam...
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Hazel M. Thomas

July 25, 1939 - March 31, 2016

Hazel M. Thomas Hazel M. Thomas, 76, of Sissonville, passed away March 31, 2016. Hazel liked yard sales, animals and visiting friends. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Thomas. Surviving are; her daughters, Connie Weber, and husband, Terry of Sissonville, and Billie Robinson and husband, Bob...
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Ruth Ann Horton Phillips

June 14, 1964 - March 21, 2016

Ruth Ann Horton Phillips 51 of Dunbar went home to be with the Lord after battling a long illness, in the early morning hours of March 21, 2016. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her favorite times were spent with her three grandchildren, who gave Ruth her most endearing title "Maw". She was a longtime member of the North Charleston Apostolic church. She was an avid sports fan,...
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Elizabeth E. "Libby" D'Arco

November 21, 1948 - March 19, 2016

Elizabeth E. D'Arco Elizabeth E. "Libby" Workman D'Arco, 67 of Dunbar, went home to be with the Lord March 19, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Libby was born in Boone County and moved to Charleston at an early age. She was a caregiver for many years, was a wonderful caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother . She was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School class of...
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Elizabeth E. "Libby" D'Arco

November 21, 1948 - March 19, 2016

Services are temporarily postponed.
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Josie Jones

April 2, 1932 - March 19, 2016

Heaven received an angel when Josie Jones, 83, of Charleston, went home to be with the lord on March 19, 2016, with her daughters, granddaughters and son-in-law by her side at the EastBrook Nursing home. Josie was the daughter of the late John and Geneva Harding, and the mother of the late David Jones. She is survived by her three loving daughters, Wanda Brown, Linda Vance, and Connie...
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Donovan Ray Meadows

July 5, 1944 - March 17, 2016

Donovan Ray Meadows, 71, of Charleston, WV entered his eternal home on March 17, 2016 with family and friends by his side at the Hubbard Hospice House. Don was the son of the late Buford & Mary Lou Meadows. He is survived by his former wife, Sharon Meadows of Black Betsy; his children, Garrett Meadows of Charleston and Rhondell Miller (Tommy) of Bowling Green, KY. He was blessed with...
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Garnet Marie Price

March 11, 1928 - March 9, 2016

Garnet M. Price Garnet M. Price, 87, of South Charleston, passed away, March 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Price. Garnet was a retail manager at the Diamond Department Store for 12 years. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Carter of Sugar Hill, Georgia; grandchildren, Lindsey Davis of Sugar Hill, Ga., and Mickey Plumley of Cartersville, Ga.;...
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Michael William Hoffman

November 7, 1968 - March 7, 2016

Michael William Hoffman, 47, of Sissonville, went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2016. Michael was the owner of Jimmy Dunn Excavating, Sissonville. He also loved camping, hunting and vacationing with his family. But his grandchildren were his pride and joy. Michael was also a member of Maranatha Baptist Church and a born again Christian who trusted Jesus Christ as his personal...
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Orville Ben "Obie" Tackett

August 22, 1928 - March 6, 2016

Orville Ben "Obie" Tackett 87 of Charleston entered Heaven's gates March 6, 2016. He was the son of the late Ben and Ada Layne Tackett. He was preceded in death also by wife and mother of his children Arvilla Faye Tackett; son, Orville Ben Tackett, Jr.; granddaughter Jessica Renee Dean; brothers, Charles L., Don & Glenville Tackett; sisters, Dot Spaulding and twin sisters, Vada and Velma...
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J. R. Buckalew

November 11, 1932 - March 3, 2016

Former WV State Senator, WV State Police Superintendent, Chief of Police of Charleston Police Department and WV department of Administration Cabinet Secretary Jackie Ray "Jack" Buckalew entered Heaven's Gates Thursday March 3, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida. He was a 4 year veteran of the United States Navy having honorably served his country during the Korean War aboard Aircraft Carrier USS...
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Charlotte Diane Pitts

June 15, 1956 - February 28, 2016

Charlotte Diane Pitts 59 of Sutton passed away February 28, 2016 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. Charlotte loved animals and birds. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Preceding her in death was her father, Vernon Burdette; father-in-law, Donald Pitts and grandmother, Geneva Hively. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Dennis A. Pitts; daughter, Tara...
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Bobby Gene Riddle

September 7, 1973 - February 26, 2016

Bobby Gene Riddle, 42, of Charleston, passed away February 26, 2016. Bobby was a veteran of the US Army and a graduate of Nitro High School. Survivors include his loving daughter, Haley Riddle; mother, Peggy Tucker and Denny Fore of Charleston; father, Wayne Tucker and Connie Burr of Georgia; biological father, Billy Gene Riddle of Charlottesville, VA; brothers, Billy Riddle and wife,...
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Charlotte Jean White Mitchell

May 20, 1924 - February 17, 2016

Charlotte Jean (White) Mitchell of Charleston passed away on February 17, 2016. She was born on May 20, 1924 and was 91 years old. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents John and Eva White; Brothers, Johnny, Ray and Gay White; as well as her husband Jack L. Mitchell and son-in-law Glen W. Kinder, Sr. Charlotte is lovingly remembered by her daughters Karen [Lewis] Smith,...
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Gursha Monetia Lanier

March 23, 1921 - February 13, 2016

Gursha Monetia Older Lanier of Kelly's Creek passed away at home, Saturday February 13, 2016. She was born March 23, 1921 and was 94 years, 10 months and 21 days old. Monetia was preceded in death by her father and mother, Vollie F. and Lizzie J. Pritt Older; husband, Denver P. Lanier, daughter, Loretta J. Lanier; son-in-law, Don McClanahan; sister, Eva Older; brothers, Flavius and...
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Tessie Menninger Lane

October 13, 1939 - February 12, 2016

Tessie Menninger Lane 76 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord February 12, 2016 after a sudden illness. She was former owner/operator of Mr. Donut, Patrick Street and a longtime member of North Charleston Apostolic Church. Tessie was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Menninger, parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters and niece Drema Morrison. Survivors include her husband...
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Emery Wesley "Red Bird" Casdorph

March 31, 1947 - February 7, 2016

Emery Wesley "Red Bird" Casdorph, 68, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016 after a long illness. He was the son of Anna Mae Taylor of Racine, OH, where she makes her home with her daughter, Cathy Thaxton. Mr. Casdorph was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the Army from May 8, 1968 to January 9, 1970. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star for...
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Shirley Ann Casto

December 4, 1957 - February 2, 2016

Shirley Ann Casto, 58, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016. She is finally reunited with the love of her life, Terry Lee Casto, and sister, Donna Good. Shirley was an employee of Rite Aid Distribution Center for 18 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was loved by her family and many friends. In addition to her husband and sister, she was...
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Randy L. Harrison

May 22, 1961 - January 29, 2016

Randy L. Harrison, 54, of Dunbar, passed away January 29, 2016. Randy loved to go hunting with his sister, Missy and brother, Buddy. He also loved his dog and best friend, Pugs. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shelia Harrison and brother, David Harrison. Survivors include his loving parents, Mary Ann and Clifton Harrison, Sr. of Dunbar; sisters, Sharon Rhodes of Dunbar...
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Jerry Wayne Hicks

October 26, 1950 - January 26, 2016

Jerry Wayne Hicks, 65, of Sissonville, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Jean "Shorty" Hicks; father, John Hicks, Jr.; brother, Robert Steven Hicks; and nephew, Andrew Campbell. Jerry is survived by his loving mother, Trilba Hicks of Charleston; children, Jerry Wayne, II (Alisa Browning) ...
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Betty Rae (White) Boggs

March 5, 1928 - January 24, 2016

Betty Rae (White) Boggs, age 87, passed on to be with the Lord and with the members of her family and friends who preceded her. She had a deep and abiding faith in her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Inside her wedding band that she wore for over 65 years was the simple inscription by which she led her life, "Prov. 3:5-6" – "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not...
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Demetrious C. Bonos

March 24, 1926 - January 23, 2016

Demetrious C. Bonos 89 of Charleston passed away January 23, 2016 at The Oak Ridge Center. He was a retired researcher for the Federal Government, Army Veteran of WWII and a Catholic by faith. Demetrious loved to travel, played the harp and was a song writer that held a couple of copy rights. There are no known survivors but will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial...
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Gary Warren Holdren

September 14, 1955 - January 20, 2016

Gary W. Holdren, 60 of Charleston passed away at home Wednesday, January 20, from a sudden illness. He was a graduate of Charleston High School and National Institute of Technology with a degree in Electronics engineering technology. He is survived by sister, Melinda Holdren and brother, Larry Holdren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to the Kanawha-Charleston...
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Ethan W. Edens

September 2, 1989 - January 20, 2016

Ethan W. Edens, 26 of St. Albans, passed away January 20, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Ethan was a student at Ben Franklin Career Center, Dunbar in the Heavy Equipment and Machinery Class, was a Graduate of St. Albans High School class of 2008, loved to play golf and being with his friends. Preceding him in death were his grandmother, Eva Edens; grandfather, Jake Edens and...
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Paul B. Holmes

January 6, 1936 - January 18, 2016

Paul B. Holmes, 80, of Sissonville, passed away on January 18, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Division. Mr. Holmes attended Morris Harvey College. He also worked for the WV Department of Highways as a Nicet Technician, retiring after 37 years of employment. Paul loved football and was the founder of the Sissonville Redskins. He also enjoyed Mountaineer football and being outdoors. He...
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Shirley Ann Cole

April 13, 1937 - January 14, 2016

Shirley Ann Cole, 78 of Nitro, WV and the beloved wife of the late Rev. W.H. "Billy" Cole for 55 years, rested her life Thursday January 14, 2016 at the Hubbard Hospice House. She was born April 13, 1937, in Parkersburg, WV, and was the daughter of the late Rev. Albert Edmond and Mardel Norma Kelbaugh. At the age of eight, she received the baptism of the Holy Ghost speaking with other...
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Florence Copenhaver

March 20, 1928 - January 14, 2016

Florence Copenhaver 87 of Charleston passed away January 14, 2016. She is survived by her son, Robert Copenhaver and wife Diane; grandchildren, Robert Kiewra and wife Nancy; Twyna Kiewra, Vicente Cruz and wife Chrystie; Justiniana Cruz; Natasha Kiewra and several great grandchildren. Visitation with the family will be Monday January 18, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson...
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Julius Arlton Gardner, Sr.

May 18, 1946 - January 12, 2016

Julius Arlton Gardner, Sr., 69, of Dunbar, passed away on January 12, 2016. Mr. Gardner was a former employee at Rollysons Motor and also Union Carbide. He was a handyman and a collector of odds and ends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius S. and Gladys S. (Cobb) Gardner; and sisters, Sue Wise, Kathleen Parsons, and Ann Young. Survivors include his loving sons, J...
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Nina Elizabeth Holley

October 15, 1930 - January 10, 2016

Nina Elizabeth Holley, 85, of Charleston passed away January 10, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Holley was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Elijah Holley; grandson, Edward Lee Holley, Jr.; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her loving daughters, Joyce Ann Barch and husband, Bob of Baltimore, OH, and Glenna Jean Holley of Charleston; sons, Benjamin Franklin Holley...
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David Alan "George" Young

March 25, 1952 - January 8, 2016

David Alan "George" Young 63 of Elkview passed away from a long illness with family by his side on January 8, 2016. Preceding him in death were his wife and love of his life Ruth Ann Legg and his parents James Virgil Young, Jr. and Genevieve McCracken Young. He was born in Charleston, a graduate of Sissonville High School, class of 1970. David worked at Unisource Worldwide as...
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James E. Gore III

April 13, 1976 - January 1, 2016

James E. Gore, III was called into eternal rest January 1, 2016. James was born April 13, 1976 in Charleston to James E. Gore, Jr. and Lucille Gore. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers Carrie Jackson and Beatrice Gore. James was a Navy Veteran and proudly served his country during Desert Storm. He was employed by CAMC as an EKG Technician. He is survived by his wife of 3...
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Roxalee Rice

July 1, 1926 - December 29, 2015

Roxalee Rice 89 of Charleston passed away December 29, 2015 at The Cedar Ridge Center, Pocatalico. Roxalee was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ochie Cavender Whittington, brother, Clayton Whittington and sister, Margie Kiser. Survivors include her brother, Winiford Whittington and wife Barbara; sisters, Lillian Wines and Norma Thaxton and husband Roscoe, all of Charleston. ...
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Elvin Lee Thaxton

June 24, 1928 - December 29, 2015

Elvin Lee Thaxton 87 of Wolf Pen, Charleston was born June 24, 1928 and passed away December 29, 2015. He will be sadly missed by his family and everyone that knew him. Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Thursday December 31, 2015 at Russell Holmes Hollow "behind Elizabeth Baptist" with Pastor Benjamin Lee Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in Holmes Cemetery, Wolf Pen. ...
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Virginia Kathleen Ingram

July 24, 1930 - December 28, 2015

Virginia Kathleen Ingram 85 of Cross Lanes passed away December 28, 2015 at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was a Homemaker, Loving Wife, Mother, Grand and Great Grandmother. Preceding her in death, were her parents, Edward Raymond and Nellie Alice Riffle Eskew, daughter, Alice Elizabeth Knight Martin and brother Sony Edward Eskew. Survivors include her loving husband Alvin...
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Richard Armstrong

January 22, 1955 - December 25, 2015

Richard Armstrong 60 of Cross Lanes passed away December 25, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House West. Preceding him in death was his father, Rev. Norman Armstrong and his mother, Florence Waterman Armstrong. Survivors include his brother, Mark Armstrong of Carlinville, Illinois; nephews Greg McDonald, Jeff and Dan Armstrong. Life family was Gene, Darla, Barbara and Monique Brooks and Nate...
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