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Roy L. Jones

February 19th, 2006 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Roy L. Jones, 74, of Alum Creek, passed away Sunday February 19, 2006 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, while recovering from surgery for a pacemaker.

He is survived by his wife, Luz Maria; his eldest son, Charles; his son, Alan; his youngest son, Edward; and his daughter, Lyssa Irani; all of whom reside in Southern California/San Diego area.
He was born on May 16, 1931 in Van, WV to the proud parents of Andrew and Elma Jones. He was the second born of five children, Clyde, Shelby, Helen and Hazel. Although extremely difficult at times, he had the fondest memories of growing up in the beautiful hills of this small coal mining town in West Virginia. With his father at his side, he developed a lifelong love for hunting and fishing.

Eventually Roy, like his father, would work in the coal mines. But only briefly before joining the U.S. Navy and going off to boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, company 640, in the year 1951, at the age of 19.

Roy served and fought for our country for over 21 years. A few of his experiences include serving aboard the USS Kidd, where he saw two tours of duty in Korea as a gunners mate on a 5 inch/38 battery which was involved in numerous live fire situations. Peace time found Roy back at school learning about this country’s most destructive weapon, the nuclear weapon. His diligence earned him a place in operation Hardtack, the test series of atomic weapons and devices at the Eniwetok Proving Ground, where he again in school in the early 60’s learning about the next generation of missiles. His new knowledge was put to the test with six tours of duty in the Vietnam conflict. When Roy finally found himself on dry land, he also found himself back in school, but this time he was the teacher. For three years he held the position of Company Commander at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. The Navy had a need for Roy’s expertise with weapons up to the very end of his military career while he was assigned to supervise the loading and unloading of weapons and ammunition.
Once retired from the Navy, Roy continued to work hard to make a good life for him and his family. He settled in El Cajon, a nearby suburb of San Diego, and opened a plumbing company, Guarantee Drain Service. Partnered with his son Charles and with assistance from the entire family, the business ran successfully for many years.

He had always dreamed of moving back to his roots in West Virginia. After seeing his children off to a strong start in their lives and with his mother’s declining health, he decided it was time to move back to West Virginia. He lived and cared for his mother until her final days. He remained in Alum Creek and Despite many physical challenges, made the best life for himself in the land he loved the most.

After many years of hard work, Roy can now rest. May God bless and care for him. Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, February 25, 2006 at the Alum Creek Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Mid-Farrell Cemetery at Van. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the church. Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is in care of arrangements.

Lee Edward McGinnis

February 18th, 2006 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Lee Edward McGinnis, 61, of Charleston, died at home on Saturday, February 18, 2006.

He was a credit manager for Appalachian Tire.

There will be a graveside service on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be held in French Cemetery, Charleston. There will be no visitation. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is in care of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter: Carol Meadows of Seth

Friend: Vona Adkins of St Albans

Brother: John Mcginnis of Charleston

Freddie E. Goins

February 11th, 2006 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Freddie E. Goins, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Thomas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born June 19, 1929 at Ruth, West Virginia to the late Luther and Verna Goins. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jess and Roy; sisters, Leona Slater, Loraine Crane and Ethel Pauley.

He was retired from O.K. Trucking with 30 years of service and was a member of Teamsters Union Local #175. He faithfully served as a member of Davis Creek Nazarene Church.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Gary and wife, Ruth Ann; daughter, Gail and her husband, Dennis Kincer; two sisters, Elsie Lore of Florida and Ruby Higginbotham of Hurricane; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Service will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Davis Creek Nazarene Church with Pastor John Anderson officiating. Burial will be held at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at the Davis Creek Nazarene Church.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Thomas Memorial Hospital for their professional and compassionate care and also to the many friends who have been so faithful to help in so many ways.

Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is taking care of arrangements.

Edith Arlene Harrison

February 7th, 2006 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Edith Arlene Harrison, 78, of Brounland, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at home surrounded by family and friends.

She was a homemaker, attended Briar Creek Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Grace Williams; brother, Stanley Williams; son, Cameron Eugene and daughter, Teresa Lynn.

She is survived by her husband, James Paul; three sons, James Allen Harrison of Florida, Richard L. Harrison of Alum Creek, and Brett Harrison of Poca; five daughters, Mona Lisa Taylor, Arletta Sue Anderson, Deloria McCormick and Dewanna Flowers all of Alum Creek, Geneva DeBord of Parkersburg; two brothers, Rondal Williams of Alum Creek and Carl Williams of Chelyan; four sisters, Melva Hudson of St. Albans, Evelyn “Sis” Jackson of Alum Creek, Gloria Dodd of Nitro, Louise Curry of Alum Creek; 16 grandchildren, eight grandchildren and host of friends.
Service will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2006 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Brounland Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Billie Jo “BJ” Brogan Hughes, 33 of Buckeye Fork, Sod, died Wednesday, February 7, 2007.

She was born March 2, 1973. BJ graduated from Duval High School in 1991 with honors in Speech & Debate and chorus.

She was a devoted wife, mother and daughter.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Shelton and Eva Brogan of McCorkle Road.

She is survived by her husband Brian Hughes, son Samuel Brogan, parents Rev. Randall “Butch” Brogan and Linda of McCorkle Road. Grandparents Bill and Joyce Meadows of Alkol. Her “Sissy” Julie Miller and( Logan) of McCorkle Road. Brother-in-law Jeremy Hughes of Morgantown. Mother and Father-in-law, Donna and Carl Jordon of North Carolina.

Our love and devotion for God will hold our family together.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church, 80 Pine Grove Road, Sumerco, WV 25567

Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Jean Lawson Estep

February 6th, 2006 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Phyllis Jean Lawson Estep, 68, of Ruth, departed this life and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 6, 2006 with her husband and brother at her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Brookie Lawson; brothers, Oather and Donald; sister, Elizabeth Lawson Hundley Fletcher.

Phyllis was a Christian, a member of Trinity Independent Baptist Church, and formerly a cook at Hog Jaw’s Restaurant in Ruth.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James F. “Jimmy” Estep; son, Allan Estep and wife, Tammy of Victoria, Texas; sister, Marzina Brown and husband, Sam of Mason County; brothers and their spouses Kermit and Connie Lawson of Charleston, Dayton and Doris Lawson of Virginia; a lot of nieces and nephews and a very special cousin, Mary Ann Matson of Parkersburg.

Services will be 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Oren Thornhill officiating. Burial will be held in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek. Friends may call on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc., 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064.

Franklin D. Goff

February 5th, 2006 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Franklin D. Goff, 64, of South Charleston, died Sunday, February 5, 2006 at home after a long illness.

He was a retired painter and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, Franklin D. “Frankie” Goff, II of South Charleston; mother, Helen V. Carrier of South Charleston; grandson, Noah B. Nichols of North Carolina; brothers, Robert L. Goff of St. Albans, Gary W. Goff of Petersburg, Indiana; sisters, Bonnie J. Runyan of Alum Creek, Virginia L. Hunt of South Charleston; caregiver, Mary Pauley.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastors Gene Pauley and Oren Thornhill officiating. Burial will be held in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call on Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home.