KATHLEEN DENISE CASTLE, 67 of Teays Valley passed away on July 27, 2021. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Kathleen Castle will be 6:30 p.m., Thursday July 29, 2021 at Teays Valley Church of God. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the fami…

MS. PATRICIA LYNN "SISSY" SUMMERS, 51 of Scott Depot passed away July 13, 2021. Sissy is preceded in death by her father William Earl Summers.

MRS. KIM "MIMI" STANLEY-STOVER, 55 of Poca went home to be with her Lord on July 12, 2021. She is preceded in death by her mother Connie Lou Chandler; father Robert Chandler and brother Greg Chandler.

MR. GEORGE LEON ATKINS, 97 of Scott Depot passed away July 13, 2021. George was born in Foster, WV on August 26, 1923, to the late George Lee Atkins and Sara Blanche Ballard Atkins.

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JOSEPH THOMAS SZUMPLAWSKI, 50 of Dunbar passed away July 4, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the family.

Friday, June 9, 2021. HELEN DORSEY HEMMINGS passed away after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her sons, Aaron and Chad, her grandchildren Cole, Lane and Olivia, sister Glendale and brothers, Glen, Calvin and Bernard.

MRS. BERTHA IRENE BRADLEY, 98 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is serving the Bradley family.

JOYCE ANN ELSWICK, 68, of Charleston WV passed away on July 5, 2021, peacefully at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle.

DELLA MAY VIA, 82 of Hurricane, formerly of New Jersey and McDowell County, passed away June 29, 2021. At her request there will be no services. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is serving the Via family.

GLADYS MARIE RIFFLE, 83 of Poca passed away June 29, 2021, in CAMC Hospice House. At her request there will be no services. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is serving the Riffle family.

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MR. JAMES EARL "JIMMY" "BUTCH" DEAN, 70 of Black Betsy passed away June 27, 2021, at home. Butch is retired from AEP with 33 years of service and was very active with Poca sports. He is preceded in death by his parents James Dean, Jr. and Greta Ward and three brothers Dennis Dean, D.J. Neuen…

JOHN WESLEY SAMMS, Mr. John Wesley "Johnny" Samms, 30 of Cross Lanes passed away June 22, 2021. A tribute to the life of Johnny will be 6 p.m. Monday June 28, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday. Gatens-Harding Funera…

MR. WILLIAM WAYNE "BUTCH" BLANKENSHIP, 70 of Bloomingrose went home to be with the Lord June 17, 2021, at home after suffering many years from PTSD and COPD.

JAMES ALBERT CLAPHAM, 59 of Okeechobee, FL, formerly of St. Albans, WV, passed away June 19, 2021. A tribute to the life of Mr. James Clapham will be 6 p.m., Thursday June 24, 2021, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the fu…

MR. WILLIAM WAYNE "BUTCH" BLANKENSHIP, 70 of Bloomingrose went home to be with the Lord June 17, 2021, at home after suffering many years from PTSD and COPD.

CAROLYN HAGER 71 of Poca passed away June 14, 2021. Service will be 2 p.m., Friday at Rock Branch Independent Church. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the family

T. C. BOGGESS, 36 of Cross Lanes, formerly of Red House, passed away June 13, 2021. T.C. is a former police officer for the Town of Rainelle; Air Force Veteran serving 12 years; member of the 130th Air National Guard and a 2002 graduate of Poca High School.

ALLEN WITHROW 77 of Scott Depot passed away June 11, 2021 at home. Private services will be held. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Withrow family.

CAROL A. (WARRICK) SHEPPARD, 80 of Dunbar, WV went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 9, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer.

Mr. JOHN HUGH DONEGAN, JR., 79 of Scott Depot went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2021. John is retired from Monsanto, former employee of American Viscose, attended Rock Branch Independent Church and a graduate of Poca High School. He enjoyed drag racing, racing motorcycles, hunting, fi…

Mr. DAVID WAYNE WYLIE of Charleston, WV, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in CAMC Memorial Hospital.

Mr. STEPHEN GLEN WOODALL, 49 of Poca passed away June 5, 2021 at home. Glen attended Poca High School and was a construction worker with his long-time friend D.J. Smith. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. He is preceded in death by his father Ernie Woodall, Jr. and man's best friend Ozzy. He …

Mr. GENE JUNIOR COOK, 47 of St. Albans passed away June 3, 2021 at home. Gene attended Poca High School and is a former employee of Hometown Tire.

CARL ROSE, II, 66 of Charleston passed away October 4, 2020. A celebration of Carl's life will be held between 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday June 5, 2021 at Dunbar City Park Building. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Rose family.

MR. STEVEN W. KESSELL, 69 of Poca passed away August 28, 2020. A tribute to the life of Steven will be 10 a.m., June 12, 2021 at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is serving the Kessell family.

DAVID ALLEN FORTNEY, 61 of Saint Albans, West Virginia has went to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 26, 2021. There will be a celebration of life held for family and friends at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens 11013 Charleston Road, Red House, W.V. on June 1, 2021, at 4 p.m. Condolences may be …

ERIN DANIELLE BURGESS, 28 of Charleston passed away May 26, 2021. Erin is a Anesthesia Tech for CAMC Memorial Division and a graduate of South Charleston High School.

VIRGINIA F. COON, 89 of Nitro passed away May 25, 2021 in the Hubbard Hospice House West.

ROBERT EUGENE DAVIS, 64 of Hurricane passed away May 15, 2021 in CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.

MR. TERRY DEAN ROGERS, 71 of Leon, WV, formerly of Princeton, KY, passed away May 16, 2021. At his request there will be no service and his ashes will be scattered. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.…

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JERRY L. CROUCH, 90, of St. Albans, died on May 16, 2021 at StoneRise HealthCare in Charleston, WV after a short illness.

MR. DARRELL DWIGHT PICKENS, 66 of Liberty passed away May 15, 2021 at home. A tribute to the life of Mr. Darrell Pickens will be 6 p.m. Tuesday May 18, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Gatens-…

MR. CLARENCE "TIMMY" BURDETTE, 63 of Charleston passed away May 12, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father Doc Burdette; mother Ruth Ann Rose and brother Larry Burdette. He is survived by his children Timothy Burdette, Amanda Burdette, Jonathan Burdette and Joshua Burdette; siblings Pat…

Mrs. MARY LEE FARMER RHODES, 86 of Reading, OH, formerly of Cross Lanes, passed away May 12, 2021.

RUTH ESKEW HALBERT (96) of Hurricane passed away Wednesday May 12, 2021 at Paramount Senior Living in Ona, WV. Ruth was born October 17, 1924 in Hurricane, WV to Lilla Seawright Eskew and P. Albert Eskew. She spent time living in Hurricane, WV, Anderson, SC, and New York, NY. She earned her …

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BETTY FREEMAN, 80 of Nitro passed away May 11, 2021 at home.

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THOMAS EDWARD "EDDIE" RHODES, 65, of Hometown passed away on May 9, 2021. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Dorothy Rhodes; brother, Raymond Washington and sister Martha Francisco.

MARY CHRISTINA SUTTON 44 of St Albans passed away May 3, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main Street Poca is serving the family.

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Our beloved MIRANDA NICOLE BOWLING passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 from her battle with addiction. She fought this addiction to the end. She is free from the pain and struggle of the addiction and rests with those who have passed before her. We are certain if she could speak for herself, …

RONALD S JONES, MD, crossed over the river to rest under the shade of the trees on 22, April 2021 at his home in Charleston. He was born 8 March 1951 in Richmond, Virginia, the son of the late Trueman C Jones and Dorothy Maxine Wootten. A graduate of Varina High School, The University of Ric…

Mrs. SANDRA LEE STIDHAM, 62 of Red House passed away April 20, 2021.

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Mrs. STELLA LOUISE KERSEY, 74 of Nitro passed away April 20, 2021 at home.

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MS. CHERYL LYNN DEARIEN, 63 of Charleston passed away April 15, 2021 in CAMC General Hospital.

BEVERLY S. RUST, 74 of Poca passed away April 15, 2021 in the Hubbard Hospice House West.

DOUGLAS ARTHUR ADKISON, 3 Months Old of Buffalo went to be with Jesus on April 13, 2021.

MRS. RUTH CRAFT DONEGAN, 92, of Nitro, WV passed away in the Hubbard Hospice House West on April 12, 2021.