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New Mountaineer mascot makes first speaking appearance

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – For many colleges and universities across the country, the school’s mascot serves as the face of the institution.

James Fisher
James Fisher

James "Jim" Clark Fisher, 66, of Hurricane, passed away Thurs. April 28, 2016.

He was born In Charleston and was the son of Velma Edith Nichols Fisher and the late Clark Price Fisher of Clendenin.

Surviving are his loving wife of 43...

Joyce Sampson

Joyce Ann Sampson, 81, of Fayetteville, died Fri. April 29, 2016. In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV.

Royal Carney
Royal Carney

Royal Delano "R.D." Carney, 82, of Millwood, passed away April 30, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, following a long illness.

He was born August 29, 1933, at Given, a son of the late Jesse and Linnie Hill Carney. He was a well known contractor...

Chuck Fulks
Chuck Fulks

On the sunny afternoon of Wed. April 27, 2016, God summoned his Angels and called them to bring Chuck home to his rightful place in Heaven.

Born on October 1, 1954, Chuck became a Master Carpenter and a Union Brother of the Carpenter's Local...

Bea Landin

Bea M. Landin, 95, of Nitro, died Thurs. April 28, 2016. Funeral service will be held at a later date. Cooke Funeral Home & Crematorium Nitro is serving the Landin family.

William Campbell
William Campbell

William Jordan Campbell, 82, of Charleston, passed away April 26, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House West.

He was always in management and was the former manager of White Tire Company, Charleston and member of Charleston Mountain Mission....

Joseph Anderson
Joseph Anderson

Joseph Edwin Anderson, 87, of Cross Lanes, formerly of Dunbar, went home to be with the Lord on Thurs. April 28, 2016, surrounded by his daughters.

Joe was born on August 21, 1928, to the late Howard and Irene Anderson.

He graduated from...

Barbara Jones

Barbara Jean Jones, 78, of Elkview, went home to be with Lord on the evening of April 28, 2016, in the comfort of her home with her son, Mark and her husband, Harley by her side.

She was the daughter of the late Theodore E. Groves and Gracie...

Glendon Sprouse
Glendon Sprouse

Glendon P. "Bud" Sprouse, born September 17, 1929, passed away Fri. April 29, 2016, peacefully in his sleep.

He was a graduate of South Charleston High School and Ohio University. He was a licensed architect in several states, owner and partner...

Elmie Chase

Elmie Emmett Chase, 89, of Scott Depot, died April 28, 2016. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Mon. May 2, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. and one hour prior to the service Mon. at the funeral home....

Victoria "Vicki" Burns

Victoria "Vicki" Burns, 92, of Kanawha City, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2016, at the Good Living Assisted Living Center in Malden, after a long illness.

Victoria was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. "Tag" Burns; and sisters,...

Denise Cook
Denise Cook

Denise Lynn Carte Cook, 49, of Charleston, and a lifelong resident of the Kanawha valley went to be in the arms of God, Wed. April 27, 2016, from complications of diabetes.

Denise had worked at various jobs in the valley in both retail and...

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