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RHS alumna to present Block Speaker Series program

The next Block Speaker Series: A Personal Perspective of African American Life will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the West Virginia Culture Center Archives & History Library in the state Capitol Complex, Charleston.

Monique Marie Day-Chouraeshkenazi will be the featured speaker. Day-Chouraeshkenazi attended Pratt Elementary School and graduated with honors from Riverside High School in Belle in 2002.

Day-Chouraeshkenazi, also known as Dr. Mo, will discuss her life growing up in West Virginia and how the unique culture, education, personal experiences and opportunities have led her to be one of the top African American female trailblazers in academia and American/global security within the United States.

The free Block Speaker Series: A Personal Perspective of African-American Life programs are presented by the Charleston-based West Virginia Center for African-American Art & Culture.

For more information, contact Anthony Kinzer at 304-346-6339 or

Funerals for Monday, September 16, 2019

Campbell, James - 2 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.

Chaney, Doris - 6 p.m., Ridenour Lake Gazebo, Nitro.

Conger, Jacqueline - 2 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Daugherty, Roy - Noon, Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. 

De Roo, Mary - 11 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston.

Garrett, Barbara - 1 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Ravenswood.

Jennings, Betty - 4 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Legg, Phyllis - 1 p.m., Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Dixie.

Lyons, Ronald - 1 p.m., Bartlett - Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Parsons, Joan - 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Persinger, Patsy - 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Petry, Jo Ann - Noon, Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Stirling Sr., Robert - 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Grantsville.

Waldron, James - 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Woodard-Thomas, Carolyn - 1 p.m., West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.