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Readers’ Vent: May 5, 2016

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Prep baseball linescores, May 3


Nitro 3, South Charleston 2

Nitro 200 010 0 —3 5 3

Cardinal Conference Championship


At University of Charleston Stadium

Winfield rallies for 3-2 sectional softball win over Point Pleasant

Winfield got the leg up in the Class AA Region 4 Section 1 softball tournament Tuesday, defeating visiting Point Pleasant 8-4 in the first game of the best-of-three sectional series.

Nitro, Hurricane advance to MSAC baseball title game

HURRICANE — You don’t expect anything different when Hurricane and Ripley meet. Not this season.

Funerals for: May 04, 2016

Bailey, Junior R. — 11 a.m., Gatens

Berry, William R. — 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Browning, Rex E. — 11 a.m., First Christian Church, Logan.

Fox, Henry D. — Noon, Richard M. Roach...

David J. Samms, Sr.

David J. Samms, Sr., 87, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Samms family.

Homer L. Thomas, Jr.

Homer Lee Thomas, Jr., 69, of Nitro, passed away May 2, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West after a short illness. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting the Thomas family.

Montina L. Pettry
Montina L. Pettry

Montina L. Pettry, 81, of Buffalo, formerly of Red Warrior, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at her home following a long illness. She was a homemaker, and one of the first women coal miners in the state of West Virginia. She enjoyed fishing and...

Hollie C. Bailey

Hollie C. Bailey, 83, of Milton, died May 2, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with visitation one hour prior.

Lindsay Elizabeth Gardner
Lindsay Elizabeth Gardner

Lindsay Elizabeth Gardner passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep, on May 1, 2016, in Manasota Beach, Florida, from complications arising from a long­standing physical illness. Lindsay enjoyed her last day on Earth spending time with...

Lura Johnston Watkins
Lura Johnston Watkins

Lura Watkins passed away May 1, 2016, at age 90. She was born Oct. 29, 1925 in Morgantown to the late Mary Pelley and Ross Bradshaw Johnston. The family moved to Charleston shortly thereafter. She graduated from Charleston High in 1942 and received a...

Homer Lee Backus

Homer Lee Backus, 80, of South Madison, died May 1, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the funeral home.

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