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Around WV: Nov. 26, 2015
Around WV: Nov. 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! In today’s Around West Virginia, read about why a Nicaraguan is grateful to live in the United States, a class ring found 60 years later, a potential bill to expand access to a life-saving drug, and more.

Dextia Smith

Dextia (Pritchard) Smith, 95, of Branchland, died Nov. 23, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home.

Beulah Audra Tate

Beulah Audra Golden Tate, 91, of Shady Spring, died Nov. 23, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel, with visitation two hours prior.

Bobbie Ellis

Bobbie Ellis, 75, of Verdunville, passed away Nov. 24, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at James Funeral Home, Logan, with visitation one hour prior. Honoring his wishes, his remains are to be cremated.

Trina Kay Riggs
Trina Kay Riggs

Trina Kay Riggs, 61, of Charleston, passed away Nov. 23, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Trina was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Irene Ellis Arrington....

Lester Ray Holley

Lester Ray Holley, 80, of Ravenswood, died Nov. 21, 2015. Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, with military honors and visitation beginning two hours prior.

Clyde E. Keaton

Mr. Clyde Earnest Keaton, 86, of McConnell, died Nov. 24, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the First Baptist Church of McConnell, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Harold Lee Martin
Harold Lee Martin

Harold Lee "Pitt" Martin, 85, of Culloden, went to be with his beautiful wife of 57 years on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 with his children beside him.

He attended Dunbar High School before joining the Marines, where he served from 1949 to 1951...

Mildred E. Bostic

Mildred Evilee Bostic, 76, of Union, died Nov. 23, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the Meeting Place, Hollywood, W.Va., with visitation beginning at noon. Arrangements by Groves Funeral Home, Union.

Reatha Lee McVey

Reatha Lee McVey, 57, of Leon, died Nov. 24, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Joyce A. McFarland

Ms. Joyce A. McFarland, 72, of Snellville, Ga., formerly of Summerlee, died Nov. 20, 2015. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Ga. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27,...

Clarence A. Sims

Clarence Allen Sims, 77, of Cowen, died Nov. 24, 2015. Graveside service with military honors will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Sims Family Cemetery, Erbacon. Arrangements by Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen.

Cathryn F. Hopkins
Cathryn F. Hopkins

Cathryn Francies Baker Hopkins, 91, of Scott Depot, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at Bellaire at Devonshire, Scott Depot.

Born Sept. 28, 1924 in Moore Haven, Fla., she was a daughter of the late Leslie Edwin and Annie Baker. She was also...

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