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Emil Wilson Lee

December 31st, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Emil Wilson Lee, 91, of Garretts Bend, went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 31, 2007 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charlestonafter a long illness. He was a WW ll Navy veteran and a member of the Benny Padilla VFW Post 4768at Alum Creek Emil was a retired Ironworker for Union Carbide, a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Shella Bird Lee and son- in-law, Robert Ruby.

He is survived by a son & a daughter: Ralph Lee and Helen Ruby both of Garretts Bend; Sister: Mary Joe Mosteller of Griffithsville; 3 Grand sons: David Lee (wife Carrie), Steven & Mark Ruby; and 2 great grand children: Tyler & Elizabeth Lee

Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Rd., Alum Creek with Pastors Winford Curry & Jackie Miller officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens at Yawkey with military grave side rites conducted by the Benny Padilla VFW Post. Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Clara Belle Martin

December 25th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Clara Belle Martin, 70, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at CAMC Memorial Division after a long illness.  She was preceded in death by brothers Harold, Edward & Robert Proctor and sister, Juanita Proctor. She attended the Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church and Pond Gap Advent Christian Church.

She is survived by her Husband: John; Daughter: Nancy Banks and husband, Randy of Alum Creek; Sisters: Emmal Johnson of Shrewsbury; Geneva Lanham of Chelyan; Regina & Ernest Hudson of Elkview; Rachel & Frankie Lanham of Mammoth and Brothers: Avon & Charlotte Proctor of Mammoth; Dayne & Charlotte Proctor of Pond Gap; Wayne Proctor of Mammoth and Grandson: John Flood of Alum Creek.

Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 28, 2007 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastors Ryan Eden and Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

Jean E. Taylor

December 24th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Jean E. Taylor, 62, of Charleston passed away Monday, December 24, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston after a long illness.

She is survived by her sister: Carolyn Songer of South Charleston;  niece: Betty Lowe; 2 nephews: Don and Fred Songer; 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew.

There will be no services.   Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ernie L. McKinney Clark

December 20th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Mrs. Ernie L. McKinney Clark, 74 of St Albans, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, December 20, 2007.  She was a retired nursing assistant.

Surviving are three daughters: Gloria Lacy and of Cottageville, Marilyn Coleman & Husband Tony of Kenna & Paula McKinney of St Albans; 1 adopted daughter: Carla Tyree of St Albans; 3 sisters: Irene Caskey,husband (Tommy) and Pauline Emond all of Ohio, Judy Tittle of St Albans; 2 brothers: Kenneth Elkins, wife(Geraldine) of So Charleston and James Elkins wife (Dawn) of St Albans; 4 grandchildren: Julie, Stephanie, Sara & Brian and 2 great grandchildren: Kennedy & Lily

Services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Rd., Alum Creek with Pastor Roy Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Memorial Park at Alum Creek. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service on Saturday.

Perry “Perk” Harrison

December 19th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Perry “Perk” Harrison, 42, of Alum Creek died unexpectedly December 19, 2007.  He was employed by the Public Works Department, City of Charleston. He was an avid deer hunter and a Nascar, Jeff Gordon fan.

His precious daughter, Susan, was the ultimate apply of his eye.  He is survived by: Daughter: Susan Lynn; Parents: Sue & Sonny Roberts and “Bibby” Harrison; Companion: Dreama Holeston; Sister: Roxanne Bailey of South Charleston; 7 Brothers: Kevin Harrison, Craig Roberts, Glen Roberts, Lane Stewart, Brent & Chad Harrison, and Jason Eastwood.  Lots of nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.

Service will 2:00 pm Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek. Friends and family may call Saturday from 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

Kassi Ra’shell Aldridge Holley, 19, of Griffithsville, formerly of Ramage passed away in her sleep Monday, December 17, 2007 at home.

She is survived by her Husband: Patrick; Son: Jacob; Daughter: Shayla; Parents: Clyde & Rhonda Aldridge; Brother: Daniel Aldridge; Sister: Danielle Aldridge; Maternal grandmother: Wilma Aldridge; Maternal grandparents: Margaret and Charlie Ball; John and Brenda Ball; Paternal grandparents: Donna and Gary Holley; Paternal great grandmother: Maria McCallister and Brothers-in-law: Michael and Joshua

Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, December 21, 2007 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Dave Callison officiating. Burial will be in Stowers Cemetery, Griffithsville, WV.  Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Doris Byrd Manbevers

December 11th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Doris Byrd Manbevers, 69, of So. Charleston passed away Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007 at Valley Health Village in So. Charleston after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon & Fannie Byrd; brother, Donnie Byrd and sister, Goldie Miller.  She is survived by: 3 brothers and their wives: Paul & Maureen Byrd of Louisiana; Gene & Dorothy Byrd of So. Charleston; Gary & Sharon Byrd of Nitro; 3 Sisters: June Taylor & Frank of St. Albans; Garnet Seem Dreama & Jim Sloan of St. Albans.  Doris was a wonderful sister & aunt who loved her nieces & nephews as her own children.

Service will be 1:00 pm Thursday, December 13, 2007 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ezra Graley officiating. Burial will be in Akers Family Cemetery, South Charleston. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Ivan Dempsey Murphy

December 9th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Ivan Dempsey Murphy, 75, of Davis Creek, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 9, 2007 at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Dunbar after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Murphy.  He was a retired truck driver for Marker Construction Co. And many other companies in Charleston and was a member of the Parsons Chapel Advent Christian Church, Charleston.  His is survived by: wife, Norva “Peggy” Murphy; Step-son: William Edward “Bill” Murphy and wife Darlene of Charleston; 2 Daughters: Linda Walker and husband, Marvin of Lewisburg; Debbie Jones and husband, Bill of Jacksonville, Florida; 3 Sons: Mike Murphy and Danny Murphy both of Jacksonville, Florida; Ivan D. Murphy, Jr. of Beckley; Brother: Donnie Murphy of Charleston and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 14, 2007 at the Parsons Chapel Advent Christian Church, 1449 – 6th Avenue, Charleston, with Minister Donald Young officiating. Entombment will be held at Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Thursday at the church.  Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek, is in charge of arrangements.

Clara A. Perry

December 8th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Clara A. Perry, 81, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 8, 2007, at Thomas Memorial Hospital So. Charleston after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Ferrell Coleman and Eliza Lucinda Hatfield Coleman Smith, husbands Robert E. Martin and John Perry, sister Alma Beatrice Armstrong, brother Oliver Wendall Homes Coleman.  She was former owner and operator of the Tiger Mart Exxon and Convenience Store in So. Charleston for 10 years.

She is survived by her three daughters: Melissa Kessel, Jane Jackson and husband Ed, Roberta Dunlap and husband Denzil all of Charleston; Sister: Cosby Jane Murphy of So. Charleston; Grandchildren: Jordan Spurlock, Clarissa Myers, April, Bradley and Robbie Lilly and Great Grandchildren: Jakob Whitlock, Aaron Spurlock and Marcus Lilly.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 11, at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens at Yawkey with Pastors David Jones and Shawn Thornton officiating. There will be no visitation. Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is in charge of arrangements.

Isabell Jones

December 5th, 2007 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Isabell Jones, 69, of Sod, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, December 5, 2007 a CAMC General Division Charleston.

She was a member of the McCorkle Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her Parent Everett and Delcie Dunlap, and sister Averine Justice.

Isabell is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul; Daughter Teresa Smith and Husband Ted of Sod;Grandchildren: Crystal Dawn Smith of St. Albans and Morgan Tyler Smith of Sod;Great Grand-daughter: Braelyn Shea O’Neal; Sister: Linda Kay Stanley and husband Jerry of Alum Creek; 5 nieces and 2 nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 8, at McCorkle Freewill Baptist Church at McCorkle with Pastors Roe Smith and John Gorrell officiating. Burial will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery at McCorkle. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is in charge of arrangements