Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Jeremy Alford

Jeremy Dewayne Alford, 37, of South Charleston, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, at CAMC - General Division.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Daughenbaugh, and grandfathers, Elvin Jr. Alford and Steve Crist.

He is survived by daughter, Connie Marie Alford; son, Jeremy Dewayne Alford, Jr., father, David Alford; brothers, James and Brian Alford; sister, Crystal Alford, grandmothers, Peggy Alford and Nina Cypert, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and other family and friends.

Memorial celebration will be 4 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Stephenson Andrews

Stephenson Boone Andrews, 57, of New York City and Amenia, N.Y., passed away peacefully in his sleep, December 3, 2016, after a four-year-long courageous battle with cancer.

Steve was born May 22, 1959, in Charleston, W.Va. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, the U.S. Capitol Page School in Washington, D.C., and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. A private art curator and lover of world travel, the theater and British royal history, Steve believed there were no strangers in this world, just friends he hadn't met. He followed his own path in life, and he will be remembered for living life to the fullest, always bringing the party with him.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Litfy Joseph and Mabel (nee Boone) Abraham; and brother, Joseph Calvin Abraham.

He is survived by his loving husband, Terence David Cook; brothers, Mitchell Abraham of Charleston and David Abraham of Roanoke, Va.; "sister," Candice Abraham of Las Vegas; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and several godchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Amenia Union, 40 Leedsville Road, Amenia, NY 12501. A global memorial service is pending, details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Steve to American Friends of Attingham or Washington and Lee University.

D. Ray Baughman

Denzil Ray Baughman, 89, of Strange Creek, died on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

A Braxton County native, he was born in Herold on November 7, 1927, surviving childhood diseases and the Great Depression, he attended Braxton County Schools and graduated from Sutton High School's Class of 1945. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Charleston School of Commerce in Charleston.

Working as an accountant, he was employed in business and industry in both West Virginia and Tennessee. After engaging in Real Estate Sales in Tennessee, he returned to West Virginia, where he was in automobile and mobile home sales until his retirement.

Active in Boy Scouting, he was a scout leader in the Buckskin Council during the 1950's. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, before moving to Braxton County.

An avid gardener, he loved the outdoors and hunted and fished the boyhood environs on scenic Birch River.

A descendant of Christopher Baughman (1788-1862), Denzil was an ardent genealogist and keeper of family history.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ed and Clara Barnett Baughman; brothers, Audrey and Aulden; and sisters, Anna Lee Lewis, Geraldine Baughman and Ernestine Green.

He is survived by his son, Richard Baughman of Detroit, Mich.; daughter, Kim Perrin of Knoxville, Tenn.; and sister, Mary Bentley of Strange Creek.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hubbard Hospice House for all of their care and attention given to Denzil.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, December 10, at Mt Olive Church, Duck.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Denzil's memory to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Garnet Brumfield

Garnet Freda Brumfield, 96, of Harts, died Saturday, December 3, 2016. Service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville. Friends may call from 1 until 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville.

Margel Cain

Margel Barr Cain, 87, of Dunbar, passed away on December 5, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House West.

She was born on August 28, 1929, in Moorefield to the late Glenn and Delena Barr. Margel was a cook for Kanawha County Schools.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Edward Cain, and sisters, Elma Wilson and Sissie Barr.

Margel is survived by her daughter, Vickie Lynn Cain of Dunbar; grandsons, Michael Cain of St. Albans and Eric McIntyre of Dunbar; great-granddaughter, Ashby Olivia Cain of Tornado; and sisters, Louella Beeler and her husband, Bennie, of Strasburg, Va., and Jean Swick of Petersburg.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Hubbard Hospice House West for their wonderful care of Margel.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Moorefield.

Glendola Cox

Glendola E. Cox, 95, of Belle, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 4, 2016.

She was preceded in death by loving husband, Russell Cox, Sr.; loving sons, Dallas Cox of Belle and Thomas Cox of East Bank; granddaughter, Christine Bryant; and daughter-in-law, Sue Cox.

Survived by sisters, Lucille Brown of Waukesha, Wis., and Lena Haskett of Cannelton; children, Virgie McClung of Belle, Russell Cox, Jr. (Cindy) of South Charleston, J. Michael Cox (Kay) of Belle, Edward Cox (Kay) of South Charleston, Deborah Gay of Belle, Patricia Cox of Charleston and Kathy Cox of East Bank; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Glendola was a devoted wife, mother and family matriarch. She was an excellent homemaker and will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially for her hot rolls and doughnuts. Mom made beautiful quilts for each of her loved ones and our Daddy's car after he passed.

Service will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home in Malden for viewing and funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Officiating the services will be the Rev. John Hudson of Charleston. Burial will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, West Virginia 25312-2536.

The online guest book for Glendola E. Cox can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Sherwood Cox

Sherwood "Woody" Cox, 81, of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Braley Care Home.

He was the son of the late John and Estelle Cox. Woody was a graduate of Logan High School and served our country in the United States Air Force as a radar specialist in Alaska. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men. Woody enjoyed history, old movies, fixing cars, watching races and walking in the mall.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Tony Cox; sister, Mary; and brothers, John Dale and Raymond.

Woody will be missed by his loving wife, Louise Cox; daughter, Christin Cox of Lakewood, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service. Rev. Loretta Isaiah will be officiating.

A special thank you to Bradley Care Home, CAMC of Teays Valley and Hospice for their care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association West Virginia Chapter, 1601 2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387 or Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

Online condolence can be left by visiting www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.

Nora Davis

Nora J. Davis, age 101, of Loudendale, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016. The family will hold a celebration of her life at the Loudendale Church of the Nazarene at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th Street SE, Kanawha City, is serving Nora's family.

Joe Fazio

Joe Fazio, 94, of Charleston, passed away December 4, 2016. A service to Honor his Life will be 1 p.m., Friday, December 9, at First Presbyterian Church of Charleston. Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Manna Meals, Inc., 1105 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301 or HospiceCare of Charleston, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536. Snodgrass Funeral Home is servicing the family.

Lorraine Friend

Lorraine Friend, 91, died December 3, 2016, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and was cared for lovingly by the staff of Dunbar Center.

She was born Louise Lorraine Flint to Rosa (McTheny) and Coy Flint on December 12, 1924, in Braxton County. She was married for 68 years to Odbert Noel "Bert" Friend, who preceded her in death on December 29, 2014. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Bacil, Maxine, Eugene, Kenneth, Charles, Wilma, Ann, and Kay.

She attended Gassaway High School and married Bert on July 15, 1946. Lorraine and Bert lived in Frametown, Braxton County, until they moved with their sons, Rod and Terry, to Charleston in 1959. They settled in the Sugar Creek community and stayed there for nearly 50 years. The couple later moved to South Charleston before entering skilled nursing care. Lorraine was retired from Kanawha County Schools, where she worked as a reading aide at several elementaries, including Woodlawn, Sugar Creek, Edison, and Bridgeview.

She was a lifelong Methodist and member of Greenlee United Methodist Church from 1959 until it merged into Canaan United Methodist Church. She served as church treasurer for more than 30 years as well as a Sunday school teacher, volleyball player, and youth leader. She was a long-serving member of the Women's Society of Christian Service, now called United Methodist Women, and spent many nights in the church kitchen helping with covered-dish dinners. She was also a skilled quilter and spent many happy afternoons in a quilting circle with her friends.

She was the oldest daughter and matriarch of her family, helping to care for her younger siblings and their children. She stayed close to her family in Braxton County after she moved to Charleston, returning to the family farm as often as she could to help care for her parents. She continued to organize annual family reunions for many years.

She was a beloved mother and grandmother, kind and gentle. She kept her kitchen stocked with chocolate milk and Fruit Loops and made sure to serve chocolate fudge and cherry pie because she knew her grandchildren liked them - and because she had a sweet tooth.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by her daughters-in-law, Nanya Friend and Kathy Friend; grandchildren Kara Moore and husband T.W., Loren Farmer and husband Michael, Keith Friend, and Brian Friend; and great-grandchildren Lydia and Meredith Moore. She is also survived by three brothers-in-law, Dale Dennison, Charlie Matthey, and Bob Wolfe; one sister-in-law, Jean Flint; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, at Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier Street, Charleston, with the Rev. Steve Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service at the church. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Bob Burdette Center, 1401 Washington Street, West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Shirley Lipscomb

Shirley Ann Lipscomb, 79, of Belle, passed away December 4, 2016, at CAMC, General Division, following a short illness.

She was a homemaker, member of the Belle Women's Degree of Honor Lodge, Chelyan Order of the Eastern Star and the Belle Grandmother's Club.

Preceding her in death were her husband, William D. "Bill" Lipscomb, Sr.; and her parents, Herman Adam and Evelyn Elizabeth Steele Surbaugh.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William D. Jr. and Pamela Ann Lipscomb of Belle; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Carolyn Surbaugh of Belle; grandchildren, Melissa Dawn Lipscomb, Teresa Elaine Lipscomb, Elizabeth Marie Lipscomb and her companion, Cheryl Jones; and great-grandchildren, Kayla and Mikeal Lispcomb, and Jordan and Quincy Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 8, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Michael Quinn officiating. Interment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the funeral home.

To send the family online condolences or sign the guest book, please visit our website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Ida Lovejoy

Ida Lovejoy, 95, of Hamlin, died Monday, December 5, 2016. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at Palermo United Methodist Church, Palermo, W.Va. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to time of service Wednesday at the church. Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, is in charge of arrangements.

Jarrell Martin

Jarrell "Rick" Martin, 60, passed away after a long battle with COPD, on December 3, 2016, with his wife and sons by his side.

He was born on June 13, 1956, in Charleston, to the late Frank and Louise Martin.

Rick is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carla Rust Martin; sons, Shawn of Bristol, Tenn., and Rick (Kendra) of Charleston; grandchildren, Tegan and Sydney; sisters, Wanda Graham, Frances Ford and Dolores (Ken) Lipps; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Allen "Buck" Martin.

Before retirement, Rick worked 18 years in the Chemical Industry at DuPont, but his biggest passion was working on cars, both old and new.

Service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 8, at Keller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Marjorie McKnight

Marjorie "Margie" Josephine McKnight, 87, of Hico, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted. Friends may call from 1 p.m., until service time at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted is in charge of arrangements.

Wyman Megginson, Jr.

Reverend Wyman Megginson, Jr., of Charleston, passed on December 1, 2016, after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Megginson, and brother, Edward Winston.

Rev. Megginson is survived by his wife, Edna Vernell Megginson of Charleston; daughter, Sharon (Howard) Shand of Charleston; and son, Michael (Carmen) Megginson of Marion, Ohio; his grandchildren, Michael I. Megginson, DaVon Megginson of Marion, Joshua Megginson and Verchelle Shand of Charleston; siblings, brothers, Jimmy Megginson of Houston, Texas, Clenton Megginson of Columbus, Ohio, and sister, Jean Megginson of Lunchburg, Va., along with many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held noon, Friday, December 9, at Levi First Missionary Baptist Church of Rand. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Shelby Mullins

Shelby George Mullins, 72, of Shreve, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the Tioga House of Prayer, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. White Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Paris

Charlie Paris, 88, of Big Ugly, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Decmber 3, 2016. Charlie's wishes were to be cremated with no funeral service. Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, is in charge of arrangements.

Claude Roop

Claude Allen Roop, 50, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016, in Charleston.

He was born April 18, 1966, to the late Ronnie and Juanita Roop in Baltimore, Md.

He was a carpet layer for most of his life. He is "free as a bird" now. He was his sister Renee's "baby," because their mother gave him to her. He took care of his mother and grandmother.

In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie R. Roop, Jr., and his niece, Josephine M. Roop.

He is survived by his daughters, Ashley and Adrianna; sister, Renee H. Roop; brothers, Joseph "Joey" Roop and wife Chrissy, Big Bill Keeton and Little Billy Keeton; nephews; "Baby" Ronnie Roop, III, Nathan Roop, Christian Roop and Glen W. Smith; niece, Rosy Roop; great-nephew, Little Nathan Roop; great-nieces, Samantha Cole and Brooklyn Roop; uncle, John R. Young; and good friend, San.

The family would like to thank their friends at Eastbrook and the doctors and nurses at Fresenius Kidney Care and CAMC Memorial for everything they did for him.

Keller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Schmidt

Mary Elizabeth Schmidt, age 80, of Miami, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born August 17, 1936, in Ronda, daughter of the late George and Minnie Jarrett Payne. On January 8, 1955, she was married to Dewey F. Schmidt. He passed away in March of 2010. She was also preceded in death by her two daughters, Nancy Diane Dickens and Patricia Ronk Shamblin; great-granddaughter, Abigail Hutchinson; five sisters, Ella Louise Deboard, Myrtle Taylor, Mabel McCowen, Beulah and Lula Payne; and seven brothers, Luther, Henry, Leonard, Tommy, Robert, Howard and Gordon Payne.

Mary worked at Twin Star Grocery for Chester and Mary Ferrell for many years. She was also the owner of Mom's Café in Ronda. She faithfully attended and was a member of the Ronda Full Gospel Tabernacle.

Mary is survived by one daughter, Arleen Cadle of Miami; six grandchildren; 12 great - grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many friends and neighbors that cared for her deeply and checked on her often.

A tribute to Mary's life will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the Ronda Full Gospel Tabernacle with Pastor George E. Dolin officiating. Interment with follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Ronda Full Gospel Tabernacle, PO Box 321, Dawes, WV 25054.

The family wishes to extend a special "Thank You" to the nurses and doctors at CAMC Memorial for their caring and acts of kindness. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Jagannath, a doctor who really cares for his patients.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilyg roup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th Street, SE, Kanawha City, is serving Mary's family.

Jessie Skeens

Jessie Delores Miller Skeens, "Dee," 78 years young, of Varney, W.Va., and Little River, S.C., passed away December 3, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville.

Sandra Slater

Sandra Lee Jarrett Slater, age 66, of Holly Grove, went home to sleep in the Lord and Savior on December 3, 2016, after a long illness, with her loving husband and family by her side.

Sandy was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred G. Jarrett, and grandson, Terry Wayne Slater.

She attended East Bank High School and that is where she meet the love of her life for 46 years, Charles. She first meet him at the age of 17. They graduated together in 1968 and married July 4, 1970.

Sandy loved her family so, that she made sure they always had what they needed. She took care of the love of her life until the very end. There was no love like the love they had for one another.

She retired from Kanawha County Schools with 12 years of service. Sandy was a faithful servant of God and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ at Morris Drive in Montgomery. She was a loving wife, a very devout Christian, who loved and served God the best she knew how, and a very loving mother. She always had a kind word and she loved her family with all she had to love with; her husband, children, grandchildren, parents, brothers and sister.

Sandy is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Charles Slater; sons, Charles "Chuck" Slater and Robert Bert Slater and his wife, Lynn; father, Denver L. Jarrett and his wife, Ellen; sister, Debra Jarrett; brother, Denver Jarrett and his wife, Elaine; one grandchild, Savanah Slater; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of friends.

Service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Frank Brown and Greg Petry officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London. Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Nancy Smith

Nancy Kay Rodgers Smith, 72, of Hurricane, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016, after a long illness.

After graduating from Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Va., she joined the Air Force before moving to California. Later, she returned to her home in Roanoke and worked at the Hotel Roanoke.

She moved to St. Albans and worked for John Amos Power Plant until taking disability. She volunteered countless hours at the Catholic Church of the Ascension in Hurricane and had over 20,000 hours as a volunteer with formerly known Putnam General Hospital. She served on the Board of Trustees for Putnam General Hospital and Putnam CAMC.

She is survived by her devoted son, Kenneth Rodgers Smith of Eleanor; her sister, Ramona Rodgers Painter, and husband, Ray, of Salem, Va.; and Douglas Shank of Floyd County, Va.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane, with Rev. Father Harry N. Cramer as celebrant. Private family interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Charleston, WV 25309.

Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Staats

Mary Jane Staats, 82 of Cheraw, S.C., passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a short illness.

She was born September 11, 1934, at Pt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Earnest and Ruth Wells. She was a graduate of Pt. Pleasant High School and worked in optometrists with Dr. Bradshaw in Pomeroy. She was a member of the Word of Life Fellowship Church in Cheraw.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Scaggs; brothers, William and Donald Wells; and a sister, Katheryn Metzger.

She is survived by her husband, Enoch J. Staats of Cheraw; and children, Becky (Aaron) Smith of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Terry (Donna) Scaggs of New Haven, W.Va., Melody Redmond of South Carolina, Lisa (significant other, Richard) Ridgeway of Columbus, Ohio, Alan (Kim) Staats of Ripley, Donald (Beth) Staats of Cottageville, Mary Alice (Mark) Hume of Manassas, Va., and Leigh (Shayne) Burr of South Charleston. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In honoring her wishes, she will be cremated. A Celebration of her Life service will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, December 8, at the Faith Baptist Church in Mason with Terry Scaggs officiating.

Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is serving the family.

James Starcher

James Nelson Starcher, 67, of St. Albans, passed away December 4, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

He was born March 18, 1949, in Worthington, W.Va., and was a son of Drexel and Edna Swager Starcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James "Jimmy" Starcher, sister, Dianna Smith, and brother, Drexel Leroy Starcher.

James was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a former employee of Orders & Haynes Paving. He loved the beach and growing tomatoes.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Chris Braley of St. Albans; brothers, Rick Starcher and Bill Starcher; and grandchildren, Bryce A. Legg, Ayden M. Legg and Siena A. Braley.

A celebration of James' life will be 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, with H. R. Whittington as celebrant. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8, in Donal C. Kinnard Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

Lewis Taylor

Lewis "Do-it" Taylor, 66, of Charleston, passed away December 3, 2016, at CAMC, Memorial Division.

Lewis was retired from B & J Welding Contracting; he was a loving husband, devoted family man, father, grandfather and had an unforgettable laugh. He loved to spend time with family and friends and loved to fish at Myrtle Beach.

Preceding him death were his grandparents, Stephen Lewis and Birdie Jane Taylor; parents, Raymond Taylor and Eleanor Brzostowski; and son, Lewis Ray Taylor, Jr.

Survivors include his loving wife, Diana; daughters, Elizabeth Taylor and Shawn Skiles of Charleston, and Betty Francis Taylor and Mo Niyesdeen of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Cecil Taylor and wife Marsha of Charleston; sisters, Carolyn Demastus and husband Thomas of Shallotte, N.C., Michele Browning and husband Kent of Sebastian, Fla., and Wilma Steil of Ashland, Ky; grandchildren, Jordan Taylor, Jared Taylor, Zakil Niyesdeen and Zane Niyesdeen; and his loving dog, Bella.

A special thank you to William Jarrel, Chipper Smith, Bill Knoll and Mr. Cruz, Mr. Jerry and K.R. They had many good times of fishing, working together and going to school together.

Do-it will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral service will be 7 p.m., Wednesday December 7, at Cunningham - Parker -Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be two hours prior to services.

In keeping with his wishes, his body will be cremated after services.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham -Parker - Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.

Mary Walker

Mary Florence Walker, 88, of Evans, passed away December 4, 2016. There will be no public services. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, is assisting the family.

Donald Whytsell

Donald F. Whytsell, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died December 5, 2016. Don's service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Funerals for: December 06, 2016

Bartlett, William Sr. 11 a.m., Shinnston Memorial Cemetery, Shinnston.

Boggs, Gary II ` p.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Brumfield, Garnet 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Casto, Larry 11 a.m., Brownsville Holiness Church, Spicer.

Cook Coleman, Willie

Hudson, Carl 1 p.m., Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Maxwell, Amanda 2 p.m., Maranatha Fellowship Church.

Meadows, Pollyanna 1 p.m., Sylvester Church of God, Whitesville.

Thompson, Susan Noon, Hansford First Baptist Church, Hansford.


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