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Trial testimony to focus on Blankenship’s push for coal production
SAM OWENS | Gazette-Mail
Trial testimony to focus on Blankenship’s push for coal production

On Aug. 5, 2008, Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship sent one of his frequent and scathing memos to the managers of his company’s coal mines. Blankenship complained that none of them “seem too concerned about...

Funerals for: October 04, 2015

Adkins, Kermit 1 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Cavendish, Ed 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle.

Davis, Howard G. 1 p.m., Rose & Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley.

Hastings, Norma A....

Tracy Leeth
Tracy Leeth

Tracy Dean Leeth, 49, of Nitro, passed away Fri. Oct. 2, 2015, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

Born May 12, 1966, at Mansfield, Ohio to Harry A. Leeth and the late Rosa Madeline Lovejoy Leeth.

He is survived by his father,...

John Sanderfur

John Sanderfur, 90, of Parkville, Md., died Wed. Sept. 30, 2015. There will be no public service. Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville is caring for the family.

Barbara Trottier

Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Trottier, 64, of Milton, died Oct. 1, 2015. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Mon. Oct. 5, at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville.

Laura Meadows

Laura Jayne "Bunny" Meadows, 76, of Peterstown, died Fri. Oct. 2, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Ladonna Butcher

Ladonna Johnson Butcher, 49, of Chapmanville, died Sept. 30, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Tues. Oct. 6, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon. Oct. 5, at the funeral home. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville is...

Vaughn Allen

Vaughn Reagan Allen, 50, of Baisden, died Oct. 1, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tues. Oct. 6, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert. To honor his wishes, he will be cremated.

Jeffrey Gardner

Jeffrey Owens Gardner, 61, of Point Pleasant, died Fri. Oct. 2, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Tues. Oct. 6, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. Oct. 5, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Susan Crowder
Susan Crowder

Susan Collins Crowder, 62, of Hurricane, formerly of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord, Fri. Oct. 2, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Susan was born to the late Samuel and...

Bobbie Bess
Bobbie Bess

Bobbie Lee Hudnall Bess, a 58 year resident of Nitro, passed from this life into the arms of her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, Sat. Oct. 3, 2015.

She was born in March 29, 1931, at Ward, W.Va., and was a graduate of East Bank High School and...

Alma Bailes

Alma Lou Bailes, 99, of Grimms Landing, passed away Sat. Oct. 3, 2015, at Teays Valley Center, following a short illness. She was a lifelong homemaker and longtime member of Oma Chapel Church. Alma was very dedicated to her church and served as...

Ernest Landers Jr.
Ernest Landers Jr.

Mr. Ernest Landers, Jr., 91, of Nitro, passed away Oct. 3, 2015, in Thomas Memorial Hospital. Mr. Landers was a retired Truck Driver for over 30 years and a member of Mountain Heights Church. He loved the Lord and his creation.

He is survived by ...

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