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Tuesday update: Blankenship jury selection continues

Jury selection resumed for a fourth day this morning in the criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Media representatives, including a growing number of national outlets, were again barred from the courtroom.

At times...

Martha Hess

Martha Martel Hauser Hess, 88, of Montgomery, died Sept. 23, 2015. She was born in Germany and was predeceased by her parents and her husband, William W. Hess.

Martha was a 60-year citizen of the United States and employed as an accountant at...

Rose Marie Beavers

Rose Marie Beavers, 52, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 3, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Joe C. McComas

Joe C. McComas, 74, of Ashton, died Oct. 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Ball's Chapel Church, Ashton, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Daniel Ray Tony

Daniel Ray Tony, 60, of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Born Oct. 25, 1954 in Charleston, he was the son of the late Thomas and Dorothy Gibson. Danny was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed...

Ricky McCormick

Ricky McCormick, 53, of Davis Creek, died Oct. 5, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with visitation two hours prior.

Bobby Dale Tanner

Bobby Dale Tanner, 72, of Nebo, entered into rest, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

Born Sept. 17, 1943 in Nebo, he was the son of the late Lon and Myrtle (Starcher) Tanner. In addition to his parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by his brothers,...

Annettia P. Hughes

Annettia Pearl Hughes, 70, of Spencer, died Oct. 4, 2015. Per her request, the body will be cremated. Visitation and viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

James Edward Shank

James Edward Shank, 70, of Manchester, GA, passed away on October 1st at Regional Medical Center - Nolan in Anniston, Alabama after an extended illness. "Jim" Shank, son of the late William & Lorene (Gardner) Shank of Culloden, WV, served bravely in...

Ronald D. Erskine

Ronald David Erskine, born Feb. 18, 1948 to Ronald Dale Erskine and Evelyn Cleo Erskine, passed away Oct. 1, 2015.

Ronald grew up in Sissonville and graduated from Sissonville High School. He worked for 27 years at the West Virginia Consolidated ...

Dee Graham
Dee Graham

LaRhea "Dee" Samples Graham, 82, of Ashland, Ky., passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Community Hospice Care Center.

Dee was born Sept. 5, 1933 in Odessa, W.Va., a daughter of the late Leon Stewart Samples and Rose Marie Samples Ray.

She ...

Casey Janet Ennis
Casey Janet Ennis

Casey Janet Ennis went early Sunday morning to be reunited with her mom, Robin Gail (Collins) Ennis; her grandpa, Billy Ray Cowan Sr.; and her step-grandmother, Ada Catherine Ennis, in Heaven.

She is survived by her cousin (sister), Chasity...

Aileen Webb Estep
Aileen Webb Estep

Aileen Webb Estep, 89, of Ona, formerly of South Charleston, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at Midland Meadows of natural causes.

She was a member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and family,...

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