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Lynn Rousseau: From Birmingham Four to today

Inarguably, All Lives Matter, but let us please, for the moment, concentrate and advocate and voice outrage for the race that exponentially loses in every facet and aspect of life in the United States.

We know the names and faces of men of...

Funerals for: September 22, 2015

Adams, Dorcas W. 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Ball, Kathryn 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Craigo, Jack 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Dingess, ...

Richard S. Carpenter
Richard S. Carpenter

Richard Stanley Carpenter, 84, of Charleston, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Macel Carpenter; two brothers; and two sisters.

Richard is survived by his brother, David Carpenter, and ...

Karen M. Richardson
Karen M. Richardson

Karen Marie Richardson, 70, of Dunbar, passed away quickly and peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.

She was employed by Union Carbide and later Dow Chemical as a quality coordinator. Karen was longtime member of The Dunbar Church of the...

Mary Louise Sheets

Mary Louise Sheets, 96, of Winfield, died Sept. 20, 2015. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Winfield Cemetery, Winfield. Arrangements by Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

William F. Haynes
William F. Haynes

William Franklin Haynes, 70, of South Charleston, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

He was retired from Charleston Newspapers with over 20 years of service and had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam...

Donald B. Spires Jr.

Donald Bruce "Pete" Spires Jr., 60, of Ravenswood, died Sept. 18, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; home or at

Mary Helen Dean

Mary Helen Caldwell Dean, 70, of Ranger, died Sept. 20, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with visitation one hour prior.

Stephen L. Heck

Stephen Lawrence Heck, 63, of Handley, died Sept. 19, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Kay Holmes

Frances Kay Holmes, 43, of Chesapeake, died Sept. 20, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Claudius A. Copning

Claudius A. Copning, 82, formerly of Page, died Sept. 18, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Boyd R. Poff
Boyd R. Poff

Boyd R. Poff, 90, of St. Albans, passed away at home on Sept. 20 after a long illness.

He was a retired school bus operator for Kanawha County Schools, a member of Green Valley Church of God and an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by...

Kristi Lea Searls
Kristi Lea Searls

Kristi Lea Searls, 45, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 after a short illness.

She was a graduate of Winfield High, class of 1988. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Earl and Edna Lane and Cecil and...

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