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Ruth N. Gilkeson

December 28th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Ruth N. Gilkeson, 87, of St. Albans died December 28, 2009 at Riverside Nursing Home now Golden Living Center.

There will be no services.

Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek is serving the Gilkeson family.

Vernon Wesley “Wes” Quigley, 37, of Huntington died Saturday, December 26, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, Huntington, WV.

He was preceded in death by his mother Nickey R. Stapleton

He is survived by his:

Stepfather: Carl Stapleton

Brother: Christopher Stapleton of So. Charleston,

Sisters: Carla Stapleton of  Nitro,

Cynthia Turley Charleston

Nieces and Nephews: Nicholas Stapleton of Lincoln County

Jonathan Meadows of Hernshaw

Benjamin, Tyler and Kristan all of Charleston

A memorial service will be  7:00 PM Thursday February 11, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road Alum Creek with Pastor Marvin Welch officiating. Family and Friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Matthew H. Cash

December 26th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Matthew H. Cash, 33,  of Poca, born January 18, 1976 passed away on Saturday, December 26th at CAMC Teays Valley Division after a sudden illness.

He was a beloved son, father and brother and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Nancy Cash and brother, Gregory Allen Cash.

He is survived by his former wife, Melinda D. Cash and their son, Brandon M. Cash both of Cross Lanes.

Also surviving are his father: Homer H. Cash

Brother: Robert A. and wife, Milissa D. Cash

Nieces:   Bethany L. and Haley E. Cash all of Tornado

In addition his girlfriend, Teresa Pate, of Poca survives him along with numerous family & friends.

A Memorial Service will be held 6:00 PM Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek.

John McCellen Baysden

December 24th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

John McClellen Baysden, 90, of Brandon, FL, formerly of the Huntington and Charleston area,  passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009.

He was born in Huntington, West Virginia, and  had been a 35 year resident of Brandon, FL.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tampa, where he was a church musician and had served several terms as clerk of the session.  He was a graduate of Marshall University and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and The Korean Conflict.  He retired from industrial finance with Westinghouse after many years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Freda and a daughter, Julie Marie Baysden.

Service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Graceland Memorial Park Chapel, South Charleston, where burial will follow,  with Dr. Dennis Johnson officiating.   Friends and family may gather 1 hour prior.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 1st Presbyterian Church of Tampa, 412 Zack St., Tampa, FL 33602.

A memorial service will be held in early January 2010 at his church in Tampa.

Local arrangements are in care of Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV.

Eloise Dunlap Adkins

December 24th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Eloise Dunlap Adkins 86 of Yawkey went home to be with her Lord on Christmas Eve,  2009 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in So Charleston with her family by her side.  She was born October 29, 1923, the daughter of Andrew J. & Viola Moore Dunlap, sisters, Birdie, Cybil, Lella, Garnet, Vernilla and Anna.  Brothers, Clace and Noah, all preceding her in death.

She was a member of The Sumerco Church of God where she served as an active member and officer of the Christian Ladies Group.  She also served as Republican Committee woman for many years and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 6942.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Fred; Daughters: Kathy & Bill Vandale of Charleston and Connie & Butch Loftis of Griffithsville.

Son: Jeff of Yawkey.

Grandchildren: Chad and Gail Loftis of Griffithsville and Susan Vandale of Athens, GA.  One very special great grandson, Tristan Loftis, and many nieces and nephews.

Eloise was know for her wonderful personality and beautiful smile.  She was very dedicated to her community and helping those who were less fortunate.  Everyone knew her for her wonderful cooking, boundless energy and generosity.  She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Services will be 1:00 PM on Monday December 28, 2009 at the Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress  Road, Alum Creek with Pastors Richard McCallister and Butch Loftis officiating.  Burial will be in Forks of Coal Memorial Park at Alum Creek.  Friends will gather from 4 to 6 PM on Sunday December 27, 2009 at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome, but if friends would prefer to make a donation, the family suggests that contributions be sent to Hospice of Charleston, The American Cancer Society or the Sumerco Church of God.

Shirley E. Bryant

December 16th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Shirley E. Bryant, 72 born in Beckley, WV and made her home in Yawkey, WV went home to be with the Lord at home on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of the late Virgie & Orville Lucas and is also preceded in death by her sisters Helen Phipps and  husband Junior, Stella Bryant and husband Ray and a brother Jerry Lucas.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker  survived by her husband of 38 years,  Vaughn (Pete) Bryant, daughters,  Dianna (Roy) Gibson of Goldtown, Sherry Bryant of Malden, Amanda Bryant at home. Brother, Gary Lucas of Rand and sister Sue Johnson  of Pond Gap.

3 grandchildren: Debbie, Michele (Roger) Sias and Kassie

5 great grandchildren: Heather, Michael, Olivia, Brandon and Braden

and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00 PM Sunday,  December 20, 2009 at the Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress

Road,  Alum Creek with Pastor Greg Reese officiating.  Burial will be in the Bryant Family Cemetery at Yawkey.  Family and friends will gather from 6 to 8 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Special thanks to our friends in our community and to the doctors and staff at the David Lee Cancer Center. In lieu of  flowers memorial contributions may be made to CAMC Foundation for the benefit of The David Lee Cancer Center.

William “Jackie” Marker

December 16th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” – II Timothy 4:7.

William “Jackie” Marker, 68, of Sumerco went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a son of the late Ray and May Marker of Sod.  He was an active member of the McCorkle Freewill Baptist Church which he dearly loved.

Jackie is survived by his wife of 50 years Geraldine, 2 daughters and their spouses  Libby (Ronnie) Pauley, and Denise (Davy) Pauley, all of Sumerco, 4 syblings and their spouses Garcia (Geraldine) Marker of Alum Creek, Audella (Danny) Huffman, Areta (Jim) Kelly all of So. Charleston and Jerry (Peggy) Marker of Sod. Grandsons Wes and Brad Pauley. Granddaughters Chantel and Kaylee Pauley.

Jackie was a wonderful husband, father, and friend.  He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.  Special thanks go to our family, friends, and church family

for prayers, food, visits, and many cards during his illness. He was a kind and caring friend to many  and had many VERY special friends.  He will be missed, but we’ll be together again in Heaven one day.  Oh what a day that will be!

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 19, at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road Alum Creek with Pastors Russell Wright and Roe Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery at Sod. Family and friends may gather from 6 to 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Joseph B. Snodgrass

December 14th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Joseph B. Snodgrass, 100,  of South Charleston formerly of St. Albans and Alum Creek, died  Monday, December 14, 2009 at Thomas Memorial Hospital South Charleston after a short illness, with his loving family by his side.

He was born January 3, 1909 at Bowaine, WV, now Alum Creek.

He formerly attended the Abney Street Church of God, St. Albans and was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education as a school bus driver, transporting children to Washington District High School, which he helped build in 1929.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Delcie Graley Snodgrass; parents, James “Buck” and Amanda Snodgrass; two brothers and six sisters.

He is survived by his son, Lyle Snodgrass and wife Gardenia

Grandson: Bucky Snodgrass

Granddaughter: Deena Pauley and husband, Robert

great-granddaughter: Deanna Parsons

great-great-grandson: Isaiah Parsons all of South Charleston

Special daughter: Tara Appler and husband, John of Baltimore, MD

Services will be 12:00 Noon, Friday, December 18, 2009 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Jack Lawrence and Ezra Graley, Jr., officiating.   Entombment will follow in Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston.  Friends will gather from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Abney Street Church of God, 617 Abney Street, St. Albans, WV 25177.

Joe’s family wants to give a special thank you to all the staff at Valley Center North in South Charleston for their excellent care of Dad.  He loved each and everyone of you.

Gifford D. Webb

December 6th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Gifford D. Webb, also know as Spider Webb, 67 of Washington, WV passed away Sunday December 6, 2009 at home after a long illness surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mabel Webb, brothers Bobby and Mike Webb and sister Gloria Schronce.

He was a retired coal miner and a Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his most wonderful, loving wife of 47 years Margie, daughters, Sharon Smith of Point Pleasant, Barbara Stewart of Hurricane and Cindy Howard of Parkersburg, son Gifford Webb Jr. Of Charleston, brothers, James E. Webb of Maryland, Richard I. Webb of Tango, William Foster Webb of So. Charleston, Cecil E. Webb of Kansas and Kenneth D. Webb of Tango, sister Betty Means of Tango. 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road Alum Creek with Pastor James Lawrence officiating. Burial with military graveside rites conducted by the Benny Padilla VFW Post 4768 will be in Means/Webb Family Cemetery at Tango. Family and friends will gather 1 hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Vivian J. Moore

December 6th, 2009 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Vivian J. Moore, 90, of Charleston died Sunday December 6, 2009 at home. Graveside service and burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park So. Charleston. Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is in charge of arrangements.