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Prep baseball: Hurricane, Ripley in Ed Carter finals

A warning to other teams in the Kanawha Valley and Class AAA schools around the state: Nitro might be hitting its stride and Hurricane hasn’t fallen off as much as some anticipated.

John Mills Jr.

John Edward Mills, Jr., 73, of Boomer, died April 15, 2016. At this time there will be no service or visitation. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements where expressions of sympathy may sent at

Ralph Riggs

Ralph V. Riggs, 86, of Ravenswood, died Thurs. April 14, 2016. Visitation will be Sun. April 17, at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. when a procession will leave for a graveside service at the Independence Cemetery.

Roston Hunter

Roston Woodrow "Woodie" Hunter, 83, of Hamlin, died April 14, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Mon. April 18, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with visitation one hour prior.

Carlos "Mike" Jarrett

Carlos "Mike" Jarrett, 57, of Charleston, passed away Wed. April 13, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House of Charleston. He fought the good fight against pancreatic cancer and made the decision early on to donate his body to West Virginia University....

Marybelle McCormick
Marybelle McCormick

Marybelle McCormick, 88, of Sumerco, went home to the Lord Wed. April 13, 2016, at Hospice West in South Charleston.

She was a member of the Griffithsville Church of Christ.

Marybelle was predeceased by her husband, Ohley McCormick; son, ...

Timothy Pennington

Timothy Lee Pennington, 56, of Nitro died Sun. April 10, 2016. Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, South Charleston (AffordableCremationsofWV).

James Downey
James Downey

James "Jimbo" Edward Downey, 67, of St. Albans, passed away on Tues. April 12, 2016, at the Hubbard Hospice House West.

Jimbo was born on Feb. 28, 1949, son of Roy Lee Downey and Alice Downey. He graduated from St. Albans High School in 1967 and ...

Jerry Fields

Jerry Clayton Fields, 72, of Clay, passed away Wed. April 13, 2016, after a short illness.

Born Feb. 11, 1944, in Wallback, he was the son of the late Carl and Mildred (Woodall) Fields. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death...

Anna Meadows

Anna Lee Meadows, 89, of Marion, Va., died April 14, 2016. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Mon. April 18, at Bibb Cemetery on Gatewood Road. The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue,...

Inez Westfall

Inez Oleta Westfall, 90, of Ivydale, died Wed. April 13, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Mon. April 18, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Gene Armstrong Sr.

Alpha "Gene" Armstrong Sr., 66, of Charleston, passed away April 10, 2016 surrounded by family.

Gene was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He attended First Baptist Church in Charleston, WV. He was a blessing to all who...

John Robert Newman

John Robert Newman died Feb. 21, 2016 in AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia. He was the husband of Kim Newman. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday April 17, at Cross Lanes Bible Church, with visitation one hour prior.

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