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Murder-suicide occurs during child exchange in Craigsville

A murder-suicide occurred during a child exchange at a Go-Mart in Craigsville on Friday, according to the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

Vonly Ray York, 69, of Shady Spring, shot Luke Charles McElwain, 38, of Webster Springs, with a handgun during the exchange, according to a news release. Once deputies arrived, York “turned the gun and shot himself,” the release said. Both men died on the scene.

The release did not say if any children were harmed in the incident.

Funerals for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Adkins, Denvil - 11 a.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Armstrong, Lola - 3 p.m., Old Pine Grove Cemetery, Sumerco.

Cottrell, H. Harvey - 2 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Hager, Doran - 1 p.m., Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

Hedrick, Phyllis - Noon, Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Lane, Mary - 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Ludwig, Michael - 1 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley.

Morton, Laura - 1 p.m., Ida Baptist Church, Bentree.

Sodder, Elsie - Noon, St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer.

Stump, Ruth - 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Grantsville.