Drema Mae Carpenter, 74, of Sissonville, died October 25, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle Church in Sissonville. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Coach Al Davidson, 91, of St. Albans, died October 25, 2016. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, and one hour prior to service on Friday at First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans. Service to be held at 2 p.m., Friday, at First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans. Full obituary notice will appear in the next day edition. (ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.)
Terry Lee Dunlap, 62, of Alum Creek, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at home.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Herschel C. Dunlap; and sister, April.
He was a Christian and a retired printing supervisor for S.O.S. Terry also served in the US Army.
He is survived by his mother, Erma; daughters, Sara (Mark) Adkins and Jessi (Deano) Lucas; siblings, Mark H., Tom (Dee), Jim, Karen (Gordon) Eskew, Bob (Brenda), Bill (Trish) and Mike (Lisa); grandchildren, Caleb, Stormy, Shawn, Daniel, April; and many nieces, nephews and lots of friends.
Funeral service with military honors will be 2 p.m., Thursday, October 27, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Jason Quintrell officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Lively Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward the funeral service.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV has been family owned and operated since 1950.
Lowell David Fisher, 89, of Rocky Fork, passed away October 25, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House West. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, October 28, at Baber Agee United Methodist Church on Rocky Fork, Charleston with the Rev. Paul E. Bailey officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 27, also at the church. Burial will follow in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wilma Houchins Hall, 90, of St. Albans, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, October 29, at the St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek is caring for the family. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek has been family owned and operated since 1950.
Daniel Eugene Hudson, 80, of South Charleston, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, October 28, at the Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene, 102 Nazarene Drive, South Charleston. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek is caring for the family. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek has been family owned and operated since 1950.
Connie Jean Hunt, 64, of Chesapeake, gave up her struggle with pulmonary hypertension and other complications to enter a place where there is no more pain.
She fought a good fight to the very end. She left this earth on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
Connies' favorite pastime was chatting on Facebook with her many friends and playing games that she was very good at winning. She cared for and loved her friends and we thank you for standing by her on this long journey.
Connie had given her heart to the Lord and attended Miami Church of the Nazarene before her illness prevented it.
Those that went before her were her parents, Wilson and Mayme Hunt; brothers, Allen (Bub) Hunt and Stanley (Punkin) Hunt; sister-in-law, Jean Hunt; also Carl and Evie Moles that loved her as a daughter.
Left behind to remember her was her much loved son, David Keith of Charleston; her brother-in-law and sister, Ed and Patricia (Patty Kay) Eick of N.J.; and half brother, Larry Thompson of Fla.; sister-in-law, Delores Hunt of Chesapeake; special sister/cousin, Viva Wentz; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins that will miss her advice and love.
Connie had many friends from her years at DMV in Charleston and still communicated with them.
Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, October 28, at Miami Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Daniel Gaylor to honor the life and friendship of Connie who will be remembered fondly and missed greatly.
Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove is assisting the Hunt family.
Fredrick "Fred" Dale King, 53, of Gandeeville, formally of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at home. He was born November 10, 1962, son of Darlene and the late Jerrold King. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Victor "Vic" King.
Survivors include his mother, Darlene; sisters, Brenda King and Dianne Bartley and husband, Chuck; nephews, Richard Adams, Anthony and Nicholas Bartley; and his love, Joann Pauley.
Fred would also want us to thank all our extended family and friends for all their love and support during his short illness.
His final wish for medical research donation was honored through WVU.
No service is planned at this time.
If you wish to honor Fred, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
The family will accept online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the King family.
Betty S. Martin, 78, of Henlawson, died Monday, October 24, 2016. Graveside service will be held at noon, Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
William George McCune, 75, of Charleston, formerly of East Bank, passed away October 21, 2016, at his home, after an extended illness.
George was born in Clay, W.Va., son of Earl and Tisha (Hanshaw) McCune. He is also preceded in death by brothers, Allen and Earl, Jr.
George taught and coached at various schools for 25 years, in Wirt County and Kanawha County.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary (Perry) McCune; daughter, Georgia (McCune) Morrison and her husband, Jimmy; and granddaughter, Ava Rose Morrison of Nitro; brothers, Gordon and Jim; sisters, Patty, Evelyn and Nancy.
The family will have a "Celebration of Life" from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 27, at Harding Funeral Home, 514-50th Street SE, in Kanawha City, Charleston, WV. 25304.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hampton Baptist Church, ABW, PO Box 358, East Bank, WV 25067, or Kanawha City Baptist Church, 4500 Venerable Ave., Charleston, WV 25304. It is also the family's request not to bring food to the house, rather make a donation to Union Mission, PO Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321, in George's name.
Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514-50th St. SE, Kanawha City, Charleston, is serving the McCune family.
David McNeely, 57, of Logan, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, October 27, at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. There will be no funeral service or burial, David requested he be cremated.Honaker Funeral Home of Logan has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Gary Lee "Moondog" Morris, 58, of Charleston, passed away October 22, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Gary was a retired boilermaker with Local Union #667, was a Navy veteran during the Vietnam Era, and an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, enjoyed throwing darts and playing golf.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Kenneth and Judith Conner Morris; and grandmother, Edith Irene Conner.
Surviving are his lifelong companion of 30 years, Sherry Bowles of Charleston, Teresa Dawn Cooper, who he thought of as a daughter and her husband, Anthony, of Charleston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry A. and Marbara Morris of Suffolk, Va., and Kenny Wayne and Aiye-Mu Morris of Powell's Point, N.C.; and grandchildren, Britany Starkey and Rachel Cooper.
Funeral service will be held at noon, Wednesday, October 26, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Charles Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Care and CAMC General Division 3rd Floor and all of their doctors, nurses and staffs for their compassion and care.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, West Virginia 25311.
To send the family online condolences or sign the guest book, please visit our website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.
Donald Ray "Don" Owens, 80, of Walker, W.Va., died October 24, 2016. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m., Friday, October 28, at the Ward Cemetery, Spencer. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer is in charge of arrangements. There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home.
Jewell Mae Peal, 86, of Uneeda, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was born in Lillybrook, W.Va., on January 20, 1930, to the late Corbett and Roxie Broyles Blake. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marjoretta Calfee, Elaine Miller, June Burkhard and Betty Walton; and brother, Bill Blake.
She had a Masters Degree in education. Granny taught school and also served as Language Arts supervisor and was instrumental in starting Special Ed Programs. She loved square dancing and traveling. She was an active member of the Madison United Methodist Church since moving to Madison in 1961.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Eugene Peal; son, Mike and Carol Peal of Bel Air, Md.; and daughter, Mary Jewell and Doug Cox of Uneeda; brother, John R. and Jackie Blake of Boise, Idaho; sister, Shirley Wentz of Charleston; five grandchildren, Melissa Davis, Megan Peal, Jaime Strange, Jill Baker and Charles Cox; five great-grandchildren, Manuel Strange, Oliver Strange, Victoria Strange, Blake Zamora and Wyatt Cox.
Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, October 27, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with the Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Park, Danville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent in honor of Jewell Mae Peal to Madison United Methodist Church 367 State Street, Madison, WV 25130 or to a charity of your choice.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Helen Phillips, 86, of Pinch, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
She was retired from the Department of Highways for the State of WV; and after retirement worked for the State of WV during Legislation session proof reading.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Luther B. Harless and Mable Hughes Harless; daughter, Kay Ann Harrison; sister, Mary Harless Childress.
She is survived by her sons, Randy (Debbie) Buckner of Pinch, Steve Buckner of Florida; sister, Peggy (Ted) Melton of Elkview; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Friday, October 28, at the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes with Pastor Jeff Moales officiating. No visitation will be held. Burial will follow in the cemetery.
The funeral procession will leave Hafer Funeral Home at 1:15pm for the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Priceway, Charleston, WV 25311.
Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch, Rd., Elkview.
John Willie Powell III, 67, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016, surrounded in love by his children.
Funeral service will be held at noon Friday, October 28, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 821 B Street, St. Albans. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Nathan Allan Sayre, or "Nate," 33 of Point Pleasant, left this realm of reality for a more peaceful one on October 21, 2016, after a long struggle with being too sensitive a soul for this world.
Born December 14, 1982, he was a lifelong artist and avid gamer who found comfort in the simple things in life. He lived by ancient Native American proverbs and believed that the earth does not belong to us, that we instead belong to the earth. He lived his life in this manner never seeking material comforts, but rather choosing to find happiness with his friends, family and nature.
As an artist, you could find him painting and drawing everything from Carcass the man with an eyeball for a head to the banks of the Greenbrier River, which he loved so much. If you asked him if he was an artist he would shrug and refuse to put price tags on his work, preferring to give it to the piece of work's greatest admirer. His love of history led him to the banks of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers where you could often find him scanning the mud for Indian artifacts that he himself would barely keep, but instead give to all around him. This was the theme of his life. If something brought him joy, he would not only share it with you, but more often than not, give it to you. To be in his life was to know that he loved you unconditionally and no matter his struggle, no matter his pain, you never need waiver that this was his truth.
He is survived by his parents, Jeanne (Rodes) and Wayne Sayre of Point Pleasant; sister, Megan Doeffinger and brother-in-law, Brett Doeffinger of Huntington; girlfriend, Sara DeLong; and dog son, Linkin.
Nate's memorial will be held Saturday, October 29th, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 23, 100 2nd St., Point Pleasant, WV. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Mason County Animal Shelter, 1965 Fairground Rd., Point Pleasant, WV 25550 (304-675-6458), as he saved countless stray dogs and had a true passion for animals, or the Point Pleasant Prestera Center, 715 Main St., Point Pleasant, WV 25550 (304-675-2361). If you would want to bring a flower, sunflowers were his favorite. Of course, he grew his 20 ft. tall so yours would pale in comparison.
Mary F. Sciandra, 68, of Madison, Ala., formerly of Kresgeville, passed away October 20, in Madison, Ala.
Mary was born in Charleston, W.Va., on April 22, 1948, daughter of the late H.H. Hyre, Jr., and Beulah (Hollifeild) Hyre.
She had worked as a Payroll Tax Accountant for Dun & Bradstreet in Center Valley.
Mary was an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert, where she served as a Lector. She was also a member of The Beginning Experience Team at the Scranton Dioceses in Scranton.
She was a committee member of the Pink Light Walk a Breast Cancer Awareness Group in the West End. She also was an event chair on the advisory team and a volunteer for the West End Relay for Life for 17 years. She volunteered at the American Cancer Society and was a member of the American Cancer Reach to Recovery.
We have been blessed with the presence of Mary in our lives. She will be deeply missed by her son, Shanon Driver and wife, Flora of Madison, Ala. She was the loving grandmother to her two grandchildren, Andrew N. and Elita Mae Driver who lovingly called her Me-Ma. She is also survived by a sister, Patricia A. Balazs and husband, Andrew of Charleston; a brother, Stephen S. Hyre and wife, Carol of Ripley; and several nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her Dear and Best Friend Forever, Mary Flick of Stroudsburg; along with many church friends.
A Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Saturday, October 29, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert. Family and friends are welcome to offer condolences from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to: Our Lady Queen of Peace C/O St. Martin dePorres Fund, P.O. Box 38, Brodheadsville, PA 18322 or to Relay for Life C/O American Cancer Society (Monroe Unit) 2158 West Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, PA in charge of arrangements. www.gowerfuneralhome.com.
Gerald Dames White, Sr., 82, died Monday, October 24, 2016. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Arthur Williams, 71, of Charleston, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
He was a retired truck driver for Cook Motor Lines, and member of Elk Hills Presbyterian Church, Charleston.
Wayne served his country in the US Army during Vietnam; he enjoyed doing wood working.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Turley; granddaughter, Nicole Reed; parents, Woodrow Wilson Williams and Helen Madge Meadows Williams; sisters, Francis Lynch and Jean Lynch.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janice Huffman Williams; sons, Scott (Sherry) Reed-Williams,
Donnie Reed, Gary Reed; daughter, Lisa Fannin; brothers, Woodrow, John, Steve, Ray, Jack, Randy, Timothy, and Rodney Williams; sisters, Joann Means, Carolyn Harrah, Betty Roselke, Diane Williams, Arlene Peters, Linda McKintosh, Connie Buchanon; grandchildren, Stevie Fannin, Tiffany Reed; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 6 p.m., Thursday, October 27, at the Hafer Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Williams officiating, with military rites conducted at the end of service by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Following the service there will be a dinner at Canaan Baptist Church, 1919 Bigley Avenue, Charleston.
Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Rd., Elkview.
Bledsoe, Kenneth — Noon, Crow
Burns, Betty Lee — 4 p.m., Dunbar First Baptist Church, Dunbar.
Egnor, Donald — 5 p.m., Chapman Mortuary, Huntington.
Gooden, Alvin — 1 p.m., Old Kanawha Baptist Church, Pratt.
Haynes, Neuell — Noon, Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle, Tuppers Creek.
Hendricks, Billy — Noon, Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Hodges, Daniel — 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.
Kirk, Joan — 1 p.m., Akers
Morris, Gary Lee — Noon, Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.
Perry, Meredith — 1 p.m., McGhee
Stump, Lennard — 11 a.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.