HELEN BUSH WINTER, 95, of Hometown WV died peacefully on March 4, 2021 at CAMC Teays Valley ICU following surgery for colon cancer. She was surrounded by family both in person and virtually. Helen was born on Feb 4, 1926 to Harry J. Bush and Mary (Black) Bush in East Stroudsburg PA., the las…

BONITA JUNE "BONNIE" KING, 67 of St. Albans died on February 28, 2021 attended by her husband and daughter, supported by the amazing staff at CAMC CPICU. Bonnie is retired from CDI and previously worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years. Her friends and family describe her as char…

OSCAR (GENE) EUGENE GAYLOR 74, of Kingwood Texas, originally from Cross Lanes, W.V. Born May 6, 1946, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 30, 2020 with the love of his life by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ora Gaylor, brother Clarence (Buddy) Gaylor …

PAUL EDWARD DIEBEL, JR., 34 of Tornado, formerly of Maryland, passed away February 28, 2021.

LYRA MARIE HIGGINBOTHAM COCHRAN, 72 of Red House passed away March 5, 2021. She is survived by her children Peyton "Doc" Johnson, Darrell L. Higginbotham and George P. Higginbotham; step children Loretta Deal, Steve Cochran and Richard Cochran; brother Jay Johnson; seven grandchildren; four …

JUDITH ANN O'NEIL, 71 of Teays Valley, WV, born August 9, 1949, passed at 1:54 a.m., on March 3, 2021.

PAUL EDWARD DIEBEL, JR., 34, passed away February 28, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held in Maryland. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is serving the Diebel family.

CAROL J. MICK, 85, of Elkview formerly of South Charleston passed away February 27, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the family.

EMILY CAROL HAMMONDS, 31 of Sissonville went to her eternal rest on February 25, 2021. She is preceded in death by her daddy, Ronnie Carroll Hammonds and maternal grandparents, Adron and Virginia McClanahan. Emily is survived by her three children, Grayson and Hollie Quesenberry and Easton H…

AIDEN LAMAR HAMILTON infant son of Kevin Hamilton and Kimberly Chapman passed away February 21, 2021. Service will be 1:00 Monday at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the family.

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CHARLES WAYNE "BUTCH" STICKDORN, 70 of Nitro passed away February 22, 2021. Butch was retired from Proud Eagle and a former employee of Coca-Cola. He is a 1968 graduate of Poca High School and a proud WVU fan.

Mr. ROY WASHINGTON ALFORD, Jr., 95 of Poca went home to be with the Lord on February 20, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side.

REV. MARK ROGER MASON, age 60, beloved husband, father, brother and papaw, is now in the arms of his heavenly Father after a short battle with a rare cancer surrounded by family, passing from this earth on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

MARK R. MASON, 60 of Cross Lanes passed away February 17, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is serving the Mason family.

SHIRLEY JEAN CALDWELL, 72 of Poca passed away February 17, 2021. Mrs. Caldwell is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Sammie Caldwell; three children DeAnna Lynn Morgan and husband Doug; Sammie Kelly Caldwell, Jr. and wife Stefanie and Ervin Dewight Caldwell; five grandchildren Brett Morgan,…

ROBIN LYNN ELLARD, 60, of Poca, passed away Monday February 15, 2021 after a short illness. Robin was born on August 27, 1960 to James and Virginia Coon. She was an antique car enthusiast and loved to spend her weekends showing her cars at local car shows. She was preceded in death by her fa…

AMY MICHELLE SMITH, 24 of Nitro passed away February 15, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.

MRS. BARBARA ANN PEGGS, 85 of Kenna Homes in South Charleston went home to be with the Lord February 13, 2021. To view the full obituary please visit www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Peggs family.

MRS. REBECCA LYNN "BECKY" ALLEN, 74 of Hurricane went home to be with the Lord February 12, 2021 at home.

MRS. REBECCA "BECKY" ALLEN, 74 of Hurricane passed away February 12, 2021. Service will be 3 pm Monday at Bancroft Church of God Mission. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serv…

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GARY THOMAS ARTHUR, 83 of Bancroft went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2021. Gary was a faithful member and deacon at the Nitro Church of Christ and retired from Tri-State Roofing. He was the Past President of Local # 185, member of Building Trade and West Virginia AFL-CIO.

MARGARET BUCHKO 99 of Marmet passed away February 1,2021 at home. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main Street Poca is serving the Buchko family.

HARLEY ASBURY, 90 of Kelley's Creek passed away February 5, 2021. Harley is an Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict as an Ambulance Driver. He is retired from Heritage International in Cross Lanes. He is survived by his nieces and nephews.

HELEN MARIE ARTHUR, 81 of Bancroft went home to be with the Lord on January 29, 2021. Helen was a faithful member of the Nitro Church of Christ.

JOHN EVERETT SANSON, JR., 97 of Eleanor went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2021.

KYLE SCOTT NOLAN, 33 of Nitro passed away January 16, 2020. Kyle was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and a Marine Veteran. He is a former employee of the Conservation Corp in Colorado.

MR. EARLY LESTER "HUBCAP" JEFFRIES, JR., 78 of Nitro passed away January 19, 2021 at home. He was born August 31, 1942 to the late Early Lester Jeffries, Sr. and Nancy Frances Jeffries. He is also preceded in death by his brother Henry Leroy Jeffries and sister Frances Jewell Armstead.

MATTHEW WADE "MATT" HARRIS, 32 of Nitro was welcomed into Heaven by his Dad, grandparents and much awaiting family on January 20, 2021 after fighting a hard, courageous battle to overcome complications from a botched 2016 gallbladder surgery.

JOHN EVERETT SANSON, 97 of Eleanor passed away January 22, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Sanson family.

MR. MATTHEW W. HARRIS, 32 of Nitro passed away January 20, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Harris family.

MR. EARLY LESTER "HUBCAP" JEFFRIES, JR., 78 of Nitro passed away January 19, 2021 at home. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Jeffries family.

MR. KYLE SCOTT NOLAN, 33 of Nitro passed away January 16, 2020. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Nolan family.

Mrs. MARIETTA JUNE "MERT" WORKMAN, 82, ffrom Poca, WV was taken away by angels and escorted into Heaven on January 13, 2021.

MARIETTA MERT WORKMAN 82 of Poca passed away January 13, 2021. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Workman family.

MR. STEPHEN "MARK" PARSONS, 55 of Poca went home to be with the Lord January 11, 2021. Mark was an Operator for Putnam PSD; member of Lett Creek Community Church; 1983 graduate of Poca High School and an Eagle Scout with Troop #162.

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MRS. SUE LEGG, 80 of Poca went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2021, just one day before her 81st birthday.

GLORIA SMITH 77, of Poca passed away December 30th, 2020.

SONIA "SUNNY" ANGELL SIMMONS, 93, passed away December 15, 2020 at her home in Versailles, Kentucky. She was a 1946 graduate of Nitro High school and was employed at the American Viscose Corporation in Nitro West Virginia where she met and married Denver L. Simmons on May 13, 1949. They live…

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of NANCY JEFFRIES, at age 86, on December 2, 2020. She was a loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched. She left to be with the Lord while sleeping peacefully at her South Carolina residence.

Mr. JOHN L. PATTON, 71 of Poca passed away December 12, 2020. John is retired from the State of WV and a Navy Veteran.

ELLEN LEE DRAKE, 84 of Nitro went home to be with the Lord December 14, 2020. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Ellen Drake will be 10 am Saturday December 19, 2020 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Neese officiating.

Mr. BOBBY JOE SEAKELLY, 82 of Hurricane, formerly of Logan, passed away December 8, 2020 at home after a long illness. Bob loved Jesus and attended the Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene. He retired from Verizon with 44 years of service.

Mr. DWAIN ALAN HEDRICK, 52 of Poca passed away December 6, 2020 at home. The family will receive friends 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday December 12, 2020 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. FRANK DEE WILLIAMS of Winfield went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 2020. Frank was born in Plymouth, WV on July 18, 1933 to the late John Howard and Gertie Alice Williams. He was saved on March 16, 1999 at Black Betsy Community Church and was a devout Christian. Frank was forme…

MR. MEREDITH EUGENE LUIKART, 79 of St. Albans passed away in the arms of Jesus on December 4, 2020.

MR. JOHN B. LETT, 55 of St. Albans passed away December 3, 2020.

Mrs. PATRICIA HENDERSON, 80 of Midway went home to be with the Lord December 4, 2020.