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Gazette cartoon: May 2, 2016
Gazette cartoon: May 2, 2016

Funerals for: May 02, 2016

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

Anderson, Joseph 11 a.m., Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Argento, Katherine 1 p.m., St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer....

Ilene Lou Kidd
Ilene Lou Kidd

Ilene Lou Kidd, 73, walked through the gates of Heaven to greet her Lord and say hi to her great-grandbabies, Caleb and Haley, on April 30, 2016 in Charleston.

Ilene leaves behind daughters, Terry Cobb and husband, Jackie, of St. Albans and...

John Tristan Schmidt
John Tristan Schmidt

Tristan died Friday, April 29, 2016 as the result of a motorcycle-vehicle accident on Thursday, April 28, on Route 21 near Given.

Tristan was an accomplished motocross enthusiast, winning many local and regional competitions, and had qualified...

Ruth E. Ferrell

Ruth E. Ferrell, 84, of Nitro, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at home after a short illness. Cooke Funeral Home & Crematorium, Nitro, is serving the Ferrell family.

Eva M. Stephens

Eva M. Stephens, 91, formerly of Hurricane, died April 29, 2016 in Monroe, N.C. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the funeral home. A full obituary will...

Phyllis Ann Neely

Mrs. Phyllis Ann Neely passed away April 26, 2016. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at United Methodist Temple, Beckley, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Norman Ray Walker
Norman Ray Walker

Norman Ray Walker, 79, formerly of Sissonville, entered heaven on Saturday, April 30, 2016 to be with our Lord.

The son of Howard and Ernie Walker of Tuppers Creek, he was a devout Christian, trustee and member of Allens Fork Community Church....

William Giacomo
William Giacomo

William L. Giacomo, 72, of Boomer, died April 28, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House. Bill was born in Cannelton, on November 9, 1943, the son of the late Tas and Virginia Perkins Giacomo.

Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia...

Deborah K. Kersey

Deborah Kay Cantrell Kersey, 56, of Hurricane, died April 29, 2016. Service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with visitation two hours prior.

Lottie Whaples
Lottie Whaples

Lottie Virginia Whaples, 92, born Dec. 31, 1923, went home to sit in the lap of Jesus on April 29, 2016, at 1:15 a.m. with her family by her side singing to her. She was a homemaker and true and faithful servant of the Lord.

She is preceded in...

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...

Readers’ Vent: May 2, 2016

On Saturday when I was at Wal-Mart, the gentleman behind me in line paid for my groceries stating that he tries to do a good deed monthly. I thank him so much and I will see if I can pass this on.

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