Funerals for: March 27, 2017

Capehart, Betty 11 a.m., First Baptist Church of Mason, Mason.

Carson, Tony 2 p.m, Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Farley, Dennis Ray Noon, Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Hardee, Paul 7 ...

Keith Hamilton

Keith Hamilton, 95, of South Charleston, died Friday, March 24, 2017. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements will be forthcoming.

Sonny Young

Ira Clarence (Sonny or Hopalong) Young, 79, of Mt. Nebo, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Gilgal United Methodist Church, Mt. Nebo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at...

Maggie Fay Caudill

Maggie Fay Caudill

Maggie Fay Caudill, 86, of Dunbar, passed away March 25, 2017, at her home.

She was born April 30, 1930, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to the late Lycander and Ellen Blair. Maggie is the last surviving member of her family. She was the last of eight ...

Sam Silverstein Jr.

Sam Silverstein Jr.

Sam Silverstein Jr., 93, of Charleston, passed quietly in his sleep at Hubbard Hospice House while surrounded by his family on March 26, 2017.

Sam is survived by his wife of 10 years, Phyllis; two children, Sam Silverstein III (Dora) of...

Mary Dillion

Mary Ruth Dillion, 86, of West Hamlin, passed away March 25, 2017. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Koontz Funeral Home Hamlin. Visiting hours will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Randy Holley II

Randy Earl Holley II, 26, of Huntington, passed away on March 23, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visiting hours will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral...

Jeffrey Dunlap

Jeffrey Lynne Dunlap, 49, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with a committal service following at Graceland Memorial...

Gracan "Baby G" Jane Monk

Gracan "Baby G" Jane Monk

Gracan was welcomed into Heaven on March 23, 2017, by her loving grandmother, Teresa Hartwell. She was born baby number two of quadruplets on June 15, 2016. Also waiting at Heaven's gate were her Papaw Don, Aunt Brenda, Aunt Donna, Aunt Dreama, Honey, ...

Paul Hardee

Paul Marshall Hardee, 86, of Gap Mills, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral service will be held 7 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until service...

Joyce Roberts Burdette

Joyce Roberts Burdette

Joyce Roberts Burdette, of St. Albans, went home to be the Lord after a short illness.

She was born September 12, 1941, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Chester and Ruth Naomi Shearer.

She was actively involved in her church...

Larry Harless

Larry "Papa Smurf" Harless, 72, of St. Albans, passed away March 25, 2017. Service will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Family and friends may gather one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

John McCormick

John McCormick

John Lovell McCormick, 87, of Dunbar, passed away on March 22, 2017, at the Dunbar Genesis Center.

Having lived most of his life in Dunbar, John was a graduate of Dunbar High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and the...

Nowana Foster

Nowana Lee Foster, 90, of Mt. Lookout, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with calling hours one hour prior to service.

Clementene Gray

Mrs. Clementene Gray, 93, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Mt. Hope, died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, at United Missionary Baptist Church, 205 So. Fayette Ave., Mt. Hope. Friends may call one hour...

Wanda Blankenship

Wanda Sue Blankenship, 68, of Marlinton, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. Funeral service and visitation were held on Sunday, March 26, at Lantz Funeral Home.

Nancy Steffey

Nancy May Barber Steffey, 73, of Oceana, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the Oceana First Church of God, Oceana. Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until time of...

Robert "Bob" Earl Estep

Robert "Bob" Earl Estep

Robert "Bob" Earl Estep, 89, of Ona, formerly of South Charleston, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Midland Meadows.

Bob was born a coal miner's son in Boone County, WV. He graduated at the age of 20 from Ohio State University with a...

Juanita Doak

Juanita Doak, 79, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on March 24, 2017, after a long illness. She was born in the coal town of Bishop, VA, on September 10, 1937.

A graduate of Tazewell High School, she married her high school sweetheart,...

Irad Moore

Irad Moore

Irad Bobby Gene Moore, 78, of South Charleston, son of the late Irad and Edith Moore, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Division.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, South Charleston, and was retired from Marco...

Tony Carson

Tony Carson

Tony Thomas Carson, 92, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at home.

Tony was born in St. Albans on December 4, 1924, to the late Frank and Anna Catersino and raised in Miami on Cabin Creek. He was a retired Supervisor for...

Sandra Bradford

Sandra Bradford

Mrs. Sandra "Sandy" Sue Bradford, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Wilsonburg, W.Va., and received her bachelor's degree from West Virginia University. After graduation, she accepted a position as a research...

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