Tyler Mountain Funeral Home & Memory Gardens

Tyler Mountain Funeral Home & Memory Gardens serves families of all faiths in Cross Lanes and its surrounding communities. The funeral home is located on cemetery grounds, which not only means added convenience and simplicity when planning final arrangements, but lower costs as well. It is the first combination cemetery/funeral home in the Charleston, West Virginia, area. The caring staff at Tyler Mountain is always on hand to offer assistance and answer any questions you may have. At Tyler Mountain Funeral Home & Memory Gardens, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. TYLER MOUNTAIN FUNERAL HOME Our professional staff welcomes you to the warm and friendly atmosphere of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, located on the grounds of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or would like a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. Specifically designed for the comfort and convenience of visiting families, the spacious one-story building offers easy access and is completely handicapped-accessible. The funeral home's large chapel area, just off the wide reception hall, can accommodate more than 200 guests and features a high-quality music system and beautiful stained-glass windows. Comfortable arrangement areas and a spacious foyer area complement the lovely interior. Other features include a large parking area, covered entranceways and an exterior sitting area for guests. TYLER MOUNTAIN MEMORY GARDENS The peaceful, comforting grounds of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens offer families a wide variety of choices from traditional ground burial to prestigious mausoleum entombment. Mausoleum expansion will allow further development of the park in the years to come. A life-sized presentation of the Lord's Last Supper, based on the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, can be found in our Chapel Mausoleum and is a one-of-a-kind feature in the state. Founded in 1953, the site of Tyler Mountain was once Morgan's Dairy Farm. With the adjoining land designated for future expansion, the rich family heritage of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens will continue for generations to come.


Our Obituaries

Noble Earl Pritt

April 14, 1935 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Cecil Marion King

April 29, 1923 - December 13, 2017

Cecil Marion King Jr., 94, of Cross Lanes passed away December 13, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness.Marion retired from DuPont with 33 years service. He was a WWII Army Veteran, and was a member of the American Legion. Marion was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Marion King Sr. and Sarah Jane Simpkins King; brothers, Wayne...
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Vernie Cuniece Doughty

June 5, 1930 - December 12, 2017

Vernie Cuniese Byrd Doughty, Age 87, of Cross Lanes, WV, Born June 5, 1930, went with the angels to join her beloved husband, Wilford on December 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wilford D. Doughty; her daughter Amy G. Doughty Anderson; and a grandson, Adam Baker. She was also preceded by her parents Mary Sally Burdette Byrd and James E. Byrd, her step-mother Virginia O....
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Colan Douglas Lilly

August 22, 1942 - December 11, 2017

Colan “Doug or Red” Douglas Lilly, 75, Cross Lanes, formerly of Nitro, passed away December 11, 2017 in CAMC Memorial after a long illness.Doug was a retired auto mechanic of several Dealerships in the Charleston region. He also retired from Stanley Steamer. Doug served in the Army Reserve, and was a proud member of the NRA. Doug played banjo, guitar, and mandolin enjoying his...
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Crystal Lynn Hodges

November 4, 1954 - December 11, 2017

Crystal Lynn “Cricket” Sizemore-HodgesCrystal Lynn “Cricket” Sizemore-Hodges (63) of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away on December 11th, 2017, at CAMC General Division.She was born in Corrine West Virginia on November 4th, 1954; daughter of Reverend T.L and Thelma Mae (Miller) Sizemore. She was a graduate of Bluefield High School, class of ‘73. Crystal had many...
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Helen L. McCutcheon

July 31, 1922 - December 7, 2017

Helen L. McCutcheon, 95, of Cross Lanes passed away December 9, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice House West after a short illness.Helen was born July 31, 1922 to the late William Perry and Freddie Lue Casto Hill. She retired from Columbia Gas. She attended Cross Lanes Community Church, enjoyed sewing, and spending time with family.Preceded in death by a son-in-law, James M. Ross; and a sister, Jackie...
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Emogene May Santrock

April 14, 1928 - December 7, 2017

Emogene May Santrock, 89, of Nitro passed away December 7, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness.Jean was born April 14, 1928 to the late Carl and Freda Morrow Ord. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Santrock Jr; granddaughter, Jennifer Eddins; and grandson, Charles Arthur. Jean was a member of Rock Branch Independent Church.Left to cherish her memory are...
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Mary Ellen Gibson

August 16, 1938 - December 7, 2017

Mary Ellen Gibson left this world on December 7, 2017 and is in the presence of the Lord praising His name. She is no longer in pain and will never hurt again.She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. God blessed her as a homemaker and Bible scholar. She touched the hearts of everyone she came in contact with throughout her life and was blessed to be a long-time member of Victory Baptist...
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John Anderson Stover

December 22, 1945 - December 5, 2017

John Anderson Stover, 71, of Campbell’s Creek passed away December 5, 2017 at home after a long illness.John was a maintenance supervisor at Stone & Thomas Department Store, was a coal truck driver and UMWA member. He retired metal fabricator with South Charleston Stamping Plant. He was born December 22, 1945 to the late Troy and Martha Layton Stover. He was an Army Veteran. Also...
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Carl Ray Smith

March 21, 1936 - November 29, 2017

­Carl “Smitty” Ray Smith, 81, of Kellys Creek passed away unexpectedly at home on November 29, 2017.Carl was a retired Supervising Operator with DuPont, and an Airforce Veteran. Carl served proudly in the Air National Guard 130th Airlift Wing with 40 years service. He was a property manager at Appleseed Johnny’s of Frogs Creek, and was a 32nd Degree Mason. Carl enjoyed...
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Freda Inez Rider

February 11, 1922 - November 22, 2017

Freda Inez Rider was born on February 11, 1922 and departed this life on November 22, 2017. She was the daughter of Edgar and Vida Kesler and grew up in a small lumber town of Nallen, West Virginia. It was there that she met and eventually married her husband of sixty five years, Denny Rider. Freda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Denny, daughter Marcia Casto, and sisters Helen...
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Dorcas June Proffitt

March 27, 1937 - November 20, 2017

June D. Proffitt, 80 of Charleston, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday November 20, 2017 after an extended illness.She was retired from Kanawha County Schools as a cook. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church on Greenbrier St. where she provided nursery care. She always loved those little babies.She is survived by her daughter Karen (Roger) Tolley and grandsons Jason Tolley, Brian...
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Frankie Wheeler

January 26, 1923 - November 17, 2017

Frankie WheelerJan. 26, 1923 – Nov. 17, 2017Dorothy Francis “Frankie” Wheeler 94, passed away November 17, 2017 at Florentine Gardens Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born January 26, 1923 in Charleston WV.Besides her parents, Etley Timothy and Emma Lillian Edens Withrow, she was proceeded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Leroy Wheeler, two sisters Lillian...
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William Karnes

October 14, 1965 - November 15, 2017

William Todd Karnes unexpectedly but peacefully departed this life Nov. 15, 2017 at home. Todd was the youngest son of Phyllis Bowling Karnes and John Karnes. He was the younger brother of Roger Karnes whom he greatly respected and admired. Their passing was his greatest pain. Todd was a mechanic by trade and a former Marine. He lived a life of dedicated patriotism. Todd was a Harley Davidson...
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Jacqueline Sue Mallett

September 23, 1941 - November 9, 2017

Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” Mallett, 76, of Nitro, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Hubbard House West.She was born Sept. 23, 1941, in Poughkeepsie, NY, the daughter of Jasper Phillips and Sylvia Tittle Phillips (Marcum), both deceased.Jackie was retired from Rhone Poulenc, formerly Union Carbide, where she worked in the lab. She was a very social person who enjoyed simply talking...
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Russell Lee Edens

October 12, 1928 - November 9, 2017

Russell L. Edens, 89, of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2017.He was born on Oct. 12, 1928 in Kanawha Co. WV, a son of the late Lawrence and Pinnie Edens. He worked stateside during WWII as a Weather Observer for the US Army. He retired from the US Postal Service with over 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marieda; one daughter, Vicki Bowling...
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Tammy G. Reavis

March 29, 1959 - November 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Mary Eloise Maynard

April 11, 1927 - October 31, 2017

Eloise Maynard, 90, of South Charleston passed away October 31, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice House.Eloise was born April 11, 1927 in Huntington to the late William and Molly Langdon Meehling. She retired from Sears, and was a member of Bible Center Church, Charleston.Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Maynard; sister, Wilma Meehling; brothers, Harold, Denver and Carlton Meehling; and...
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Mary Eloise Maynard

April 11, 1927 - October 31, 2017

Eloise Maynard, 90, of South Charleston passed away October 31, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice House.Eloise was born April 11, 1927 in Huntington to the late William and Molly Langdon Meehling. She retired from Sears, and was a member of Bible Center Church, Charleston.Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Maynard; sister, Wilma Meehling; brothers, Harold, Denver and Carlton Meehling; and...
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Glen Bailey

October 7, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Sondra Jackson Dye

December 16, 1938 - October 27, 2017

Sondra Faulkner Dye, 78, of Cross Lanes passed away peacefully at home into the arms of her Lord and Savior, with her husband and daughters by her side on October 27, 2017.Sondra was employed by C&P Telephone Company and the WV State Road Commission. She was a member of the First Christian Church-Disciples at Wildwood, Florida.Sondra was an amazing homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. ...
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Dorothy Mae Miller

November 14, 1927 - October 19, 2017

Dorothy Mae Miller, 89, passed away from this life into her heavenly life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 19, 2017. She was a Christian and attended Maranatha Fellowship Church in St. Albans.Dorothy retired as a cook form the Kanawha County School System.She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Curtis L. Miller, parents Oscar and Ernestine Rowley, brothers William...
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Jeffrey Blaine Balser

May 31, 1959 - October 14, 2017

Jeffrey “Jeff” Blaine Balser, 58, of Cross Lanes passed away October 14, 2017 at home unexpectedly.Jeff was a Chemical Operator with Covestro (formerly Union Carbide) in South Charleston. He was a Master Mason at South Charleston Lodge #168, and a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston. Attended Community Chapel Church, Cross Lanes. Jeff enjoyed working at home and spending...
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William H. BATES

July 10, 1929 - October 8, 2017

William Harmon Bates Sr., 88, of South Charleston went home to join his Heavenly Father and loved ones on Oct 8th 2017. He was the son of the late John Harmon & Mildred Mae Carey Bates. He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Jeanette Watts Bates; sisters, Beverly Holley, and Barbara Rollins; sons, William H Bates, Jr (Connie), Carey Glen Bates (Mercedes); daughters, Susan T. Fisher (Stanley),...
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Jean V. Owens

October 26, 1922 - October 7, 2017

Mrs. Jean V. Owens, 94, of Campbells Creek passed away October 7th, 2017, after leading a long Christian life. She was born at home October 26, 1922. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl and her parents, L.W. and Ethel Morris; sisters Lorena Whitecotton and Helen Barker; and brother Bill. Jean is survived by her son, Jeff and daughter-in-law Connie; grandson Jason and wife, Tiffany;...
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Bobby Gene Compton

July 4, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Bobby Gene Compton, 82, of Charleston, died Thursday, October 5, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a short illness.Bob was a dedicated public school teacher who spent his entire 30-year career at Horace Mann Junior High School.He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Rae Compton, who was at his side when he passed. Other survivors include his sister, Judy Gandee, of Franklin,...
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Gary Ross Holbrook

July 26, 1953 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Barbara Young

December 4, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Barbara F. Young, 82, of Dunbar, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House West, with her loving daughter by her side.She was born December 4, 1934 in Charleston, the eldest daughter of the late William A. Farmer, Sr., and Maxine Farmer. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by husband, Quinton Young, grandson, Jared Linkenauger, sister, Giny...
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Retha Arlene Lilly

February 8, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Miss Retha Arlene Lilly, 83, of Charleston, passed away September 24, 2017 at Geneses Healthcare, Cedar Ridge Nursing Center following a long illness with Alzheimer’s Disease.Retha was born in Charleston on February 8, 1934 to the late Nellie Ora Harkins Lilly and Herman F. Lilly. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School and was retired from C&P Telephone Company with 30 ½...
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Jerry L. Duke

September 23, 2017

Jerry L. Duke, 73, of Little River, S.C., formerly of St. Albans, passed away September 23, 2017, surrounded by family.He retired after 29 1/2 years from FMC, Olin and Clearon and then moved to the beach where he was a member of Shoreline Baptist Church. He moved back to West Virginia and then decided he liked the beach better!He is survived by his wife, Judy Stanley Duke; daughters, Kimberly...
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Elsie Dare Clendenen

May 9, 1917 - September 16, 2017

Elsie Dare Clendenen, age 100, departed this life peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Crown Pointe Care Center, Columbus, OH, after a brief illness. Born to John S.J. Reynolds and Mary Ellen Nicholas Reynolds on May 9, 1917 in Milton, WV, she was raised on a farm. On December 24, 1939, Elsie married the love of her life, Orland R. (Bud) Clendenen. They built a home in Cross Lanes, WV,...
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Teresa Lee Dixon

September 16, 2017

Teresa Lee Dixon, 66, of Nitro, WV passed away September 16, 2017. She was born March 6th, 1951 the daughter of the late James Edward and Mary Grace Holt Withrow. Teresa is survived by her husband Thomas N. Dixon; son Scott and daughter Tonya Renee-Dixon. Services will be held Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm with visitation from 1:00 pm until service time at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home,...
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Roger Dennis Grigsby

April 14, 1948 - September 11, 2017

Roger Dennis Grigsby, 69, of Cross Lanes passed away September 11, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family.Roger was a retired Operator with South Charleston Waste Treatment. Roger was an Army Vietnam Veteran, and a member of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church. Roger enjoyed spending time at home with his grand-daughter, Eden. Roger collected model cars (miniatures), built garages and sheds, loved...
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Elsie Louise Smalley

December 15, 1934 - September 5, 2017

Elsie Louise Smalley, 82 of Hurricane, WV formerly of Beckley went to be with the Lord, on September 5, 2017 with her family by her side.She was born December 15, 1934 in Kanawha County. She was the daughter of the late Delbert and Gretues Jarrett Lunsford. She was a member of Maple Fork Baptist Church.Elsie enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time with friends and family. In addition to her...
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Carl Clayton Hinkley

October 17, 1924 - August 31, 2017

Carl Clayton Hinkley, 92, of St. Albans went to be with the Lord August 31, 2017 in CAMC Memorial after a short illness.Carl was a lifelong resident of Putnam and Kanawha counties. He was a construction worker and a member of Laborers Union #1353. Carl enjoyed yard work and taking care of his flowers. He loved spending time with his family, walking, and going to flea markets.Preceded in death by...
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Tano-Gemondo Edward Charles

February 15, 1953 - August 28, 2017

Charles Edward Tano-GemondoCharles Tano-Gemondo, 64, of Cross Lanes, passed away Aug. 28, 2017. Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, Sep. 11, 2017, at Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, WV. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
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Kenneth Leroy Boggess

May 14, 1934 - August 25, 2017

Kenneth L. Boggess, 83, of Cross Lanes, WV went home to be with his Lord August 25, 2017 after a short illness.He was born on May 14, 1934 in Dunbar, WV, a son of the late O.B. and Dolores Bocco Boggess. He was a graduate of Dunbar High School and retired from Carbide/Rhone-Poulenc. He was formerly a long time member of Perrow Presbyterian Church and a weekly viewer of Hal Lindsey. Kenny Loved...
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Dorothy Ellison Meeker

December 10, 1928 - August 20, 2017

Dorothy “Dottie” Ellison Meeker, 88, of Scott Depot went to be with the Lord August 20, 2017 at home after a short illness.Dottie was a retired School Teacher, homemaker, and member of the Cross Lanes Baptist Church. Dottie was a Physical Education Teacher, and continued to be active enjoying sports, snow and water skiing, and playing tennis. Dottie was very active in her church,...
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Linda Kay Whittaker

August 12, 1947 - August 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Kenneth Dale Stevens

December 30, 1955 - August 10, 2017

Kenneth (Ken) D. Stevens of Cross Lanes, WV, passed away on August 10th, 2017. Before his death, Ken was a beloved husband and father who touched the lives of people across the country through his involvement in the Barbershop Harmony Society as a 38-year member. Over the years he was involved in several quartets both casually and competitively and was a member of both the Kanawha Kordsmen Chorus...
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Barbara Ann Wigglesworth

January 17, 1933 - August 8, 2017

Barbara “Momma” Wigglesworth, 84, of Cross Lanes passed away August 8, 2017 in Dunbar Center (Genesis) after a long illness. Momma was a member of Perrow Presbyterian Church, and was a homemaker. Loved fishing, camping and spending time with family. Preceded in death by her husband, Chester F. Wigglesworth Jr.; parents, Robert and Anna Ray Ockerman Hazelrigg; Momma was the last of...
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Robin Nicole Marie Divita

February 23, 1972 - August 5, 2017

Robin Nicole Marie DiVitaNikki never saw the ocean. She never felt the sand between her toes, never felt the waves swirl over her feet, never heard the ocean’s roar.She never baked a cake.She never had that first kiss we all remember.But she had sunshine all around her and she had the happiest, biggest smile. Nikki loved and was loved.Robin Nicole Marie DiVita gave us her last smile and...
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Frank Donald Matthews

March 23, 1957 - July 31, 2017

Frank D. Matthews, 60, of Kenna passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.Frank was a graduate of George Washington High School. He was employed by E.I. DuPont and retired after 39 years of service.Franks greatest joys in life were fishing, hunting, and spending time with friends.Preceded in death by parents, Ernest Matthews and Eva...
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Erma Fisher Dean

March 19, 1929 - July 30, 2017

Erma Fisher Dean, 88 of Dunbar went home to be with the Lord on Sunday July 30, 2017. She was a member of Cross Lanes Community Chapel. She retired from K-Mart. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Collett Fisher, son Hubert Fisher, daughter Wanda Gibson, grandchildren Steven Slater, Randy Wickline, Chelsie and Katie McCormick, five brothers, and one sister.She is survived by her sons...
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Betty Jo Canterbury

July 9, 1935 - July 25, 2017

Betty Jo Canterbury, 82 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on July 25th after a three day stay at Hubbard Hospice House. She was preceeded in death by her husband James Harvey and her parents Rollie and Hazel McClanahan, brothers Donald, Roger, and Jerry McClanahan and sisters Wanda Burdette, June Beane, and Jean Westfall.Surviving are her son James Edward and his wife Nancy and daughter...
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Ruth E. Gibson

February 6, 1938 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Guy Mansfield Mallett

March 12, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Guy M. Mallett, 85, of Charleston, WV, passed away July 21, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House West following a long illness.He was born in Kanawha, County, WV, a son of the late Albro and Lucy Mallett. He was a veteran of the US Army and retired from Union Carbide. He was a member of Twin City Bible Church in Nitro, WV.He is survived by his wife, Peggy Mallett; his sister, Lois J. Woods; his son...
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Lorene Joy Edgell

March 7, 1928 - July 15, 2017

Lorene “Joy” Edgell, 89, of Cross Lanes ended her suffering on Saturday July 15th, 2017, a bright summers’ morning. She will no longer have to say “thank you for being nice to me” in her timid little voice.Joy was the daughter of Earl Clinton and Dolly May Parsons Cobb. She was originally from Jackson County, and then to moved to Charleston, and the surrounding area....
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Charles Franklin Selbe

July 10, 1927 - July 15, 2017

Charles “Charlie” Franklin Selbe, 90, of Cross Lanes passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 after a short illness.He was retired from Goodrich Gulf and then continued on with his son in Selbe Excavating and Construction Company. Charlie was a WWII Navy Veteran.Charlie was preceded in death by his daughter, Dara; parents, Walter and Francis Selbe; brother, Raymond; and sister, Marian...
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Charles Edward Machir

October 21, 1941 - July 9, 2017

Charles “Ed” Edward Machir Jr., 75, of Nitro passed away July 9, 2017 at home after a brief illness.Ed retired from Thomas Memorial Hospital with 30 years service. Member of the East Nitro United Baptist Church. Ed enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR.He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Leona Rickard Machir; father and mother-in-law,...
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Sandra Sue Witt

August 4, 1942 - July 6, 2017

Sandra Hart Witt, 74, of Winfield, WV, passed away July 6, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.She was born on August 4, 1942 in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Walter Glenn and Valeria Davidson Hart. Sandra retired from BancOne and graduated from Dunbar High School.She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Randall Witt; one son Randall Witt, Jr. and Debbie of Winfield; two...
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Clarence Earl Stockton

March 5, 1926 - July 6, 2017

Clarence E. “Buddy” Stockton, Jr., 91, of South Charleston, WV passed away July 6, 2017 at the Hubbard Hospice House West following a long illness.Buddy was born on March 5, 1926 in Moundsville, WV, the son of the late Clarence E., Sr. and Mary E. Miller Stockton. Buddy left Charleston H.S. to join the Merchant Marines (Coast Guard) to serve his country in World War II. Upon his...
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Coda Ray Edgell

May 18, 1951 - June 20, 2017

Coda “Bud” Edgell, Jr. 66, of Cross Lanes passed away Thursday, June 20, 2017 at home after a long illness.Fishing was his heart with his avid fishing buddy, Ford Rose. At any given time Bud would drop everything for his family and was always there for someone in hard times. He was responsible for building many of the buildings around the Kanawha Valley.Bud is survived by his wife...
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Betty L. Powell

April 8, 1928 - June 20, 2017

Betty L. Powell, 89, of Spring Hill section of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord, June 20, 2017 after a long illness.She was born on April 8, 1928, to the late John Edward Lowther and Hazel Edna Starkey Lowther.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving Aunt and Uncle with whom she lived with in her younger years, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rader. She is also...
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Carol Griffith

September 17, 1941 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Earl M. Young

September 25, 1922 - June 13, 2017

Earl “Buddy” M. Young, 94, of Rocky Fork passed away peacefully in his sleep June 13, 2017 at home.Buddy was a retired core molder with Kanawha Manufacturing. He was a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran having served as a lead mechanic on B-24’s in England. He was awarded a bronze and silver star for his service. Member of Baber Agee United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, taking...
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Clarissa Ann Minor

December 20, 1937 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Harold Lee Bothwell

January 25, 1932 - May 29, 2017

Harold Lee Bothwell, 85, of Palm Bay, Florida went to be with the Lord May 29, 2017 with his family by his side.Harold was a retired Chemist with Union Carbide with 35 years service. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Harold was an avid aviator, having his own plane for many years. He also enjoyed fishing and golfing.Preceded in death by his wife, Auneca McDorman Bothwell;...
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Margaret Jane Casto

November 20, 1945 - May 26, 2017

Margaret J. Casto, 71, of Charleston, passed away May 26, 2017 at home with her family by her side.Margaret was born November 20, 1945 the daughter of the late Anna Cammack Motter. Also preceding her in death are children, Bonnie and Edward Casto; brothers, Alfred, David and Tommy; and sisters, Lorraine and Ruth.Left to cherish her memory are husband of 51 years, James H. Casto Jr; son, James H....
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Yolanda Goad Roberts

June 10, 1933 - May 15, 2017

Yolanda Smith Roberts, 83, of Dunbar got her angel wings May 15, 2017.Yolanda was a 1951 graduate of Dunbar High School and attended classes at Morris Harvey, where she met her husband Okey. She went to work in 1951 at Bank of Dunbar, now United Bank. After 52 years, of dependable and faithful service, she retired in 2003 at age 70. During this time she established a loving and comfortable home...
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Brenda Ella Gibson

March 15, 1946 - May 10, 2017

Brenda Ella Gibson of Dunbar went to join her beloved husband in her Heavenly Father’s Home on May 10, 2017, at the home of her daughter.She was born March 15, 1946, to Lowell and Tressie Scott Greene of Bandytown, WV. Brenda was a graduate of Van High School and attended Morris Harvey College. She was formerly employed by Kaufmann’s Department Store and was secretary and dispatcher...
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Joann Elizabeth Fleming

August 14, 1958 - May 4, 2017

Joann Elizabeth Fleming, age 58, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Hubbard House in Charleston.Joann was a 1976 graduate of Spencer High School and went on to receive her bachelors degree from WVU Tech. She was a dedicated employee of the state for 35 years and played a vital role in WV disaster preparedness and...
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Leroy Dewayne Riffle

February 5, 1966 - May 2, 2017

Leroy Dewayne Riffle, 51, of Kellys Creek passed away May 2, 2017.Dewayne enjoyed playing basketball at Sissonville High School where he graduated in 1984.Dewayne was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Leroy Riffle Jr.Left to cherish his memory are children, Tiffany, Damian, Lyndee, and Bailee; mother, Mildred “Teny” Bailey Riffle; granddaughter, MaCinlee; and numerous aunts,...
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Dawn Michelle Weaver

November 5, 1967 - April 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Clifford Sherman Bostic

July 11, 1930 - April 14, 2017

Clifford S. Bostic, 86, of Sissonville passed away April 14, 2017 at home after a short illness.Clifford was a retired Chemical Foreman with Union Carbide. He was an Army Veteran. He was married to Evelyn Hanson Bostic for 62 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and camping. Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Mary Eskew Bostic; his twin brother, Roy; sister, Glada; and brother, Howard.Left...
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Wanda Lee Gunno

February 4, 1924 - April 11, 2017

Wanda Lee Gunno, 93, of Cross Lanes went to be with the Lord April 11, 2017 in Bellaire at Devonshire after a long illness.Wanda was born February 4, 1924 to the late Ottie and Hattie Ashley Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Gunno Sr.; daughter, Dora Gunno Bower; and a sister, Pauline Richmond.Wanda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler Mountain, where she...
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David Ray Layman

November 1, 1956 - April 10, 2017

David “Elf” Ray Layman of Cross Lanes passed away April 10th, 2017 at his favorite camping spot of over 40 years at Seneca Rocks. He was born in Harrisonburg Va., the son of the late Earl and Eleanor Martz Layman; also preceding him in death was his wife Renee and a brother Mike Layman.Surviving are son’s Brandon Layman of Dunbar and Jared Layman of Huntington; one sister Sandy...
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Ethel Lee Breeden

June 20, 1947 - April 9, 2017

Ethel Lee Breeden, 69, of Poca went to be with the Lord April 9, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice West after a long illness.Ethel was born June 20, 1947 to the late Lovell and Mary McCormick Foster. She attended Poca Fork Baptist Church, and had worked at Heck’s Warehouse, FasChek, Tudor’s, and St. Francis Hospital. Preceded in death by brothers, Robert Edward, Cecil, Russell and Terry Foster...
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Ethel Fay Moses

April 2, 1946 - April 9, 2017

Ethel Fay Phalen Moses, 71, of Thurman, Ohio passed away April 9th, 2017. She was born April 2nd, 1946 the daughter of the late Merle and Midge Phalen of Bancroft, WV. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Saunders, and a brother Merle F. Phalen; and in-laws, Clyde and Iris Moses.Ethel was a 1964 graduate of Poca High School where she was a member of the marching band and played...
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Dorothy Ann Taylor

December 23, 1938 - April 7, 2017

Dorothy Ann Taylor of Nitro passed away Friday, April 7th, 2017 at the age of 78. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Harry B. Davis and Helen Davis, also preceding her in death were three precious little Portz angels and son-in-law Richard Walker.Dorothy is survived by her devoted and loving husband of almost 62 years, James R. Taylor; children, Cheryl (Danny) Gillispie, Angela (Rowdy) Moran,...
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Joyce Ann Hughes

February 5, 1945 - April 2, 2017

Joyce Ann Hughes, 72, of Pinch, passed away Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at home following a lengthy battle with COPD. She was born February 5th, 1945 and was the only child of the late Harry and Frances Clingenpeel of Charleston. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Larry D. Hughes of Pinch.Surviving are sons Jeffrey Allen Hughes and James Michael Hughes of Pinch;...
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Elfriede Maria Wade

July 16, 1931 - March 30, 2017

William "Bill" and Elfriede WadeOn March 30, 2017, our beloved parents joined hands with the Lord.Bill was born on July 6, 1931 to Lessie and Robert Wade of Cross Lanes. Bill retired from Chemical Tank Lines, was an Air Force veteran, member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 175 since 1955. He is survived by one sister, Mary Fisher of Cross Lanes.Elfriede was...
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William Moore Wade

July 6, 1931 - March 30, 2017

William "Bill" and Elfriede WadeOn March 30, 2017, our beloved parents joined hands with the Lord.Bill was born on July 6, 1931 to Lessie and Robert Wade of Cross Lanes. Bill retired from Chemical Tank Lines, was an Air Force veteran, member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 175 since 1955. He is survived by one sister, Mary Fisher of Cross Lanes.Elfriede was...
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Lieselotte Wilhemine Russell

January 2, 1925 - March 26, 2017

Lieselotte “Lelo” Wilhelmine Werner Russell of South Charleston, WV, died peacefully on March 26, 2017, at Our Lady of Hope Nursing Home in Richmond, VA. She was ninety-two years old. Born in Germany on January 2, 1925, Lelo immigrated to the United States in 1948 and became a citizen in 1978.Lelo worked for more than thirty years at Elks Lodge #202 in Charleston and the Plaza Lounge...
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Richard Watson Martin

March 16, 1930 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Joseph Gary Angel

July 26, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Joseph "Joey" G. Angel, 60, of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord, Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Hubbard Hospice House – West, after an extended battle with lung cancer.Joey was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Irene Angel; brother, Bobby Angel; and sisters, Rita Whittington, Linda Massey, and Priscilla Angel.He is survived by sisters, Nancy (Greg) Toman,...
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DWayne Eddie Jeffers

August 8, 1965 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Mary Kathern Woods

July 17, 1942 - March 10, 2017

Mary K. Woods, 74, of Charleston, passed away March 10, 2017 after a long illness.“Kathy” or also known as “Mary” to her co-workers, was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse with Thomas Hospital. She enjoyed reading, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Billy Woods.Left to cherish her memory mother, Elizabeth Gordon Woods...
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James Monroe Slone

April 28, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Paul Duane King

January 10, 1953 - March 6, 2017

Paul Duane King Jr. 64, of St. Albans, WV passed away March 6th, 2017 at Rescare of St. Albans. He was born January, 10th, 1953 in Charleston, WV. Predeceasing him in death were his Father Lt. Colonel Paul Duane King Sr. and brother Thomas George King. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Doris (Calvin) Nelson of Pinnacle NC; brother John Michael King of Pinnacle and his Rescare family on...
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Paul Duane King

January 10, 1953 - March 6, 2017

Paul Duane King Jr. 64, of St. Albans, WV passed away March 6th, 2017 at Rescare of St. Albans. He was born January, 10th, 1953 in Charleston, WV. Predeceasing him in death were his Father Lt. Colonel Paul Duane King Sr. and brother Thomas George King. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Doris (Calvin) Nelson of Pinnacle NC; brother John Michael King of Pinnacle and his Rescare family on...
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Lucille Maxine Davidson

April 13, 1924 - March 6, 2017

Lucille Jones Davidson, 92, of South Charleston passed away March 6, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice West after a long illness.Lucille was born in Elkhurst, WV to the late Tina Reed and Joseph J. Jones. She was preceded in death by husband of 66 years, Charles “Charlie” Robert Davidson; and five siblings.Survived by sons, David L. Davidson (Special friend, Catherine Mabe) of South Charleston,...
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Wilma Allene Childress

October 19, 1932 - March 2, 2017

Wilma Allene Childress, 84 of Nitro, WV, passed away March, 2nd, 2017.She was born the daughter of the late Laymon and Myrtie Witt Myers. She was also preceded in death by her son Gregory Scott Childress.Allene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Emory Childress; her son Ric (Cindy); Timothy (Linda) and daughter Kelly Taylor (Johnny); seven Grandchildren Chris (Kristi); Matthew (Melissa);...
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Nora Kathleen Bowling

March 7, 1928 - March 1, 2017

Nora K. Bowling, 88, a beautiful Christian woman, devoted wife, wonderful loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed on March 1, 2017.Nora was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wylie E. “Junior” Bowling; parents, Hebron and Alberta Young; step-father, Jake Theabold; sister, Rose Spaulding; son, Douglas Bowling; and grandsons, Mark Bowling...
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Beatrice Cooper

February 5, 1935 - February 27, 2017

Beatrice J. Cooper, 82, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina went home to be with the Lord February 27, 2017 after a long illness.“Bea” as known by her family and friends was a loving wife and mother, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.Preceded in death by numerous close friends and family members including two sons, Kenneth Faircloth, and...
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George C. Lilley

August 5, 1947 - February 25, 2017

George C. Lilley, 69, of Dunbar went to be with the Lord February 25, 2017 at home after a long illness.George was a retired Automotive Glass Installer, and was a member of the AF&AM Lodge in North Carolina and the Scottish/York Rite.He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Dessie Lilley; and a son, David F. Lilley.Left to cherish his memory are loving wife, Laura Lea Lilley at home...
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Nancy Johnson

March 21, 1946 - February 21, 2017

Nancy L. Tinsley Johnson, 70 of Cross Lanes, went home to be with the lord on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Reba Elkins Tinsley; husband Harold Johnson; brother Gene Bell and her step-daughter Sherri Johnson.Left to cherish her memory are step-daughter’s Michelle Russell (Keith); Lori Chandler (Denny); step...
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Susan Diani Harpold

August 14, 1953 - February 20, 2017

Susan Diani Harpold, 63 of Charleston passed away February 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father William E. Dow; grandfather and grandmother Randolph and Mary Ward and Stanley and Neva Dow.Susan is survived by her mother Darylene Ward Dow; her husband David Harpold of Charleston; her daughter Tracy Harpold; grandson Anthony Stevens; granddaughter Amber Boggess; one great grandson...
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Mildred Ann Warner

March 17, 1938 - February 19, 2017

After a lifetime of selfless love and devotion to her family, Mildred “Millie” A. Warner of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord February 19, 2017.She is survived by her sons, Danny Warner, Denver, CO, Craig Warner and wife Sheri, Nitro, WV and Terry Warner and wife Betsy, Cross Lanes: Grandchildren, Danielle Bailey and husband Josh, Travis Warner and wife Megan, Jodi Winter,...
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Robert Garner Eskins

May 18, 1934 - February 13, 2017

Robert “Bob” Garner Eskins, 82, of Nitro went to be with the Lord February 13, 2017 in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness.Bob was born to the late Ira and Helen Eskins on May 18, 1934. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Janet Marie Eskins, his brother, Ira Eskins, Jr. , Son in law, Harold Summers, grandchildren, Dr. Christopher Robert Eskins and Heather ...
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Charles Franklin Britton

October 13, 1930 - February 13, 2017

Charles Franklin Britton, 86, of Kellys Creek went to be with the Lord February 13, 2017 at home after a long illness.Charles was the son of the late Harry and Lesta Harrison Britton. He was preceded in death by brother, Clifford Britton, Parvin Britton; sister, Josie Burdette; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Snodgrass Britton.Charles was a retired Plumber with local #625. Attended Utah New Testament...
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Ernest Michael White

January 13, 1951 - February 11, 2017

Ernest Michael White, 66 years old, of Cross Lanes, WV, passed away Feb. 11th, 2017.Surviving are his wife Connie; daughter Melissa (Nate) Chapman of Cross Lanes and son Michael Johnston; brother Steve (Carole) White of Winfield; niece Danielle ( Jon) Hoptry and nephew Stephen and Dawn White. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren; 5 great nieces; 4 great nephews and many cousins.He was predeceased...
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Connie Lou Walker

July 10, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Connie L. Walker, 77, of Charleston passed away February 11, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born July 10, 1939 to the late Dutch and Kathleen Adams. Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; and sisters, Pat Brown, and Sandy Mullins.She is survived by her sons, Michael (Cheri), Mark (Jean), and Jeff; sister, Dewana Elkins Martin (Rick); grandchildren, Jeffery, Aleah, and Thomas; and...
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Carolyn Kay Wazelle

November 4, 1942 - February 3, 2017

Carlolyn “Kay” Wazelle, 74, of South Charleston passed away February 3, 2017 at home after a long illness.Kay was born November 4, 1942 to the late John and Josephine Huffman Greene. She was preceded in death by her son, David Wazelle.Left to cherish her memory are grandchildren, Anthony and Claire Wazelle both of Charleston; and sisters, JoAnn Hines of Poca, and Freda Harrison of...
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George E. Means

October 7, 1930 - February 3, 2017

George E. “Bug” “Raz” Means Jr., 86, of Charleston passed away February 3, 2017 at the Hospice House, South Charleston after a long illness.George was preceded in death by his parents, George E. Means Sr. and Martha L. Hoffman; wife of 43 years, Rose Marie “Bonnie” McDerment Means; great-grandsons, Tyler Michael and Christopher Ryan Bays; brothers, James,...
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John Dewey Ferguson

December 30, 1916 - February 2, 2017

John “Dewey” Ferguson, 100, of Charleston died February 2, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House.Dewey was born December 30, 1916 in Huntington to the late Lucinda and Garland Millard Ferguson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Jean Ferguson; sisters, Chestina Evans and Irene Frazier; and brothers, William, and Garland Millard Ferguson.Dewey served in the United States Navy...
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Ruth Alice Jones

January 15, 1926 - January 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, WV.
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Verlin W. Harbert

August 29, 1922 - January 30, 2017

Verlin Watson Harbert, 94, of Nitro died Monday January 30, 2017 at Marmet Center Nursing Home.Verlin was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Anna Lea Harbert. He leaves his son Chilton Harbert and his fiancé, Robin Justice; his grandson, Israel Sharp; grand-daughter, Ashley Harbert Menarchik and her husband, John; grandchildren, Baylee Sharp, Ben Sharp, Gracie Menarchik, and...
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Elizabeth Jane Moore

December 13, 1945 - January 24, 2017

Elizabeth “Libby” Jane Moore, 71, of Cross Lanes passed away peacefully January 24, 2017 after a short illness.Libby was originally from Elkins, settled in the Cross Lanes area in the mid 1970’s. Over the years she’s been an active member of Nitro, Poca and Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her father Elmer Hanlin, nephew Daniel, and an infant son...
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Eva Mae Lukomski

May 23, 1937 - January 17, 2017

Eva Mae Lukomski, 79, of Cross Lanes passed away peacefully at CAMC early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017, surrounded by her family. She left her bodily ailments and earthly pains for her Heavenly form that more truly represents her inner strength and wonderful soul. She was a beautiful woman with a bottomless heart. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.Eva was born May 23, 1937...
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