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Pauline Avis Holstein

November 29th, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Pauline Avis Holstein, 89, of Belle, died peacefully Monday November 29, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Charleston after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Rufus Holstein, parents Elbert and Maude Carper and sister Edith Dotson.

She was born in Lincoln County and after marring her husband Lonnie they spent the majority of their adult life living in Dupont City and Belle area. During WWII she worked at Owens- Illinois Glass Plant in Charleston and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry Wayne Holstein; (Kelly) of Charleston and John Niewierowski; (Patti) of South Charleston, sister Gladys Haid of Charleston, grandchildren, Scott Howerton; (Edwina) of Lexington, South Carolina, Lynda Berry; (Bryan) of Nitro, Chris Niewierowski; (Kellie) of St. Albans, great grandchildren; Lakin, Zach, Shannan, Eden , Lexi and Eli. 4 nephews and 7 nieces.

Service will be 1:00 PM Friday December 3, at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road Alum Creek with Rev. John Sword officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hill Memory Gardens Yawkey. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Pauline will be remembered as a homemaker and for her strong affection for children and animals.

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Hassel Woodrum

November 27th, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Hassel Woodrum, 81, of Sumerco, WV was taken to heaven with angels by his side Saturday, November 27, 2010 after a long illness.

He was born May 27, 1929 in McCorkle, he was a long time resident of Sumerco, WV. He was employed by C.J. Hughes Construction Company for 30 years. He was a member of the Yawkey Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Nona Mae; parents, Rocky and Stella; daughter, Lisa Ann, several brothers and sisters, and a great granddaughter Katelynn Gillenwater.

Hassel cherished his family and friends and leaves behind his wife, Mable; Daughters: Jean (Danny) Gillenwater of Alum Creek, Rita (Tom) Smith of St. Albans; Son, Brian (Lori) of Sod; Grandchildren, Chris (Kara) Gillenwater, Monica (Chris) Tharp, Heather (Mike) Jennings, Elizabeth Woodrum and Charlie Woodrum; Great Grandchildren,  Kaylee, Jenna and Jackson Gillenwater; Maelee and Addison Tharp; Chloe Huffman and Paige Jennings; Siblings: Dolly Woodrum of Bear Fork Road; Christine Wilson of Julian; Judy (Bob) Pauley of Tango and John (Marge) Woodrum of Michigan.

Hassel was a faithful, loving and devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was always there to lend a helping hand and give advice. He will truly be missed by many.

A service to celebrate Hassel’s life will be 11:00 am Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Richard McCallister officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hills Memorial Gardens. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6-8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

John “Glen” Pauley

November 27th, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

John “Glen” Pauley, 76, of Alkol, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was born on July 6, 1934, to the late Brady and Gladys Pauley. In addition to his parents, Glen was also preceded in death by his brothers Ray, Freeman, and Max Pauley and also sister, Jacqueline.

Glen was a Christian and a proud veteran of the US Army. He was a heavy equipment mechanic at various strip mines and retired from S&S Transport. He was dedicated to his family and proud of his boys. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on his “projects” and lived life to the fullest.

Glen is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty; Siblings, Robert “Bobby” Pauley of Danville, Rexel Pauley of Julian, Josephine Smith of Julian; Sons,  John (Ann) Pauley of Alkol, Charles “Chuck” (Carolyn) Pauley of Yawkey, Davy (Denise) Pauley of Sumerco, Mike (Terri) Pauley of Alkol; Grandchildren,  Ashlie (Chris) Pinson of Alkol, Charlie (Jennifer, fiancé) Pauley, Matthew Pauley, Chantel and Kaylee Pauley, Dylan and Lauren Pauley; Great Grandchildren,  Brody and Bradyn Pinson and a great granddaughter on the way.

Services will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Robert McCallister officiating. Burial will be at Lively Cemetery, Sod. Family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home.

Glen will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Lohoma Justice

November 27th, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

 Lohoma Justice, 91, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the home of her daughter Louann Holstein after a long illness.

She was born June 14, 1919 a daughter of the late Wetzel and Ora (Bryant) Adkins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years the Rev. George Wallace Justice and son Paul Eugene Justice, brothers Willie, Sebert, Vernon, Homer and Bob Adkins, sisters Ruby Lowe and Glenna Massey.

She enjoyed life, her many friends, bowling and water aerobics. She was a life long Christian and member of the Naomi Primitive Baptist Church. She was retired from the Kanawha Valley Hospital.

Survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Louanna and John H. Holstein of South Charleston, grandchildren, Douglas and Erin Stephens, Kimberly Holstein and Shane Holstein all of South Charleston, great-grandchildren Nicholas, William and John D. Holstein of South Charleston, Adam and Ashley Stephens of Huntington, Shannon and Erin Stephens of Seattle, Washington, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road Alum Creek with the Rev. Joseph Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank Hospice Care for their loving care of Lohoma and her family.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Lohoma’s memory to Hospice Care, 1600 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25312.

Online condolences may be sent to jholstein@suddenlink.net.

Eudania Harrold

November 24th, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Eudania Harrold, 91, of Alum Creek passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Hubbard Hospice House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harrold; son, James Adkins; and daughter, Yvonna Tennent.  She is survived by her son, Bernard Atkins of Indiana; Granddaughter: Tammy Vickers of Alum Creek; Grandsons: Greg Tennent of Charleston, Mark Tennent, Phillip Stickler, Greg Stickler and Darrell Stickler of Alabama; and 18 Great-Grandchildren.  We will love and miss you.

Service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Memorial. Family and Friends will gather 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Donald C. Hill

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Donald C. Hill, 79, of Alum Creek died peacefully in his sleep at home Monday, November 22, 2010.

He was a retired school bus driver for Kanawha County schools and was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Estle and Ocie Hill; brother, Denver R. Hill;

He is survived by his nephew, Mike Hill of Dunbar

Sister-in-law: Geraldine Hill of Dunbar

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek. Family and Friends may gather 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Thomas “Woody” Souder

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Thomas “Woody” Souder, 76, of Alum Creek passed away Monday, November 22, 2010 at home.  He was a retired foreman at Union Carbide Institute after 33 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Grace; Daughters: Cheryl Hartley of Nitro; Lisa Reitano of Palm Springs, FL; Step-daughter: Tammy Vickers of Alum Creek; Granddaughters: Janine Hartley Seckman of Charleston; Andrea Reitano of Palm Springs, FL; Brother: Stanley Souder of St. Albans; Half-sister: Donnie Chandler of St. Albans and Dog: Taz.

Service will be 1:00 pm Friday, November 26, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Duane Defoe officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Family and friends may gather 1 hour prior to the service.

Carl Ephraim Lawson

November 21st, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Carl Ephraim Lawson, was born on January 14, 1924, in South Charleston. He passed away on November 21, 2010.  He was the son of Emro Lawson and Vesta Griffith Lawson; he was the grandson of Ephraim Griffith.   Carl joined the United States Army Air Corp, at the age of eighteen and was assigned to the 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, in the China Burma India Campaign. At the end of WVII, he returned to Yawkey and fell in love with the love of his life and his wife of sixty-three years, Wynona Gazele Stephens Lawson. Prior to their marriage Carl joined the West Virginia Air National Guard 130th Unit which was called to active duty and resulted in subsequent assignments in Godman Field, Kentucky and Clovis, New Mexico. 

A few years after returning to Charleston, Carl and Gazele became the proud parents of their daughter, Kathy, and several years later added a second daughter, Kim to their family. A home was purchased in Angel Terrace and Carl became first a member and then an Elder, Youth Director and Treasurer for Oakhurst Presbyterian Church. In 1984 Carl retired from the West Virginia Air National Guard, with a rank of Senior Master Sergeant, and was recognized as being the last active charter member of the West Virginia Air National Guard.  Retirement brought a new career, as Carl became a certified tax consultant and lifetime member of National Tax Preparer’s Association. Carl continued in his new civilian career until he turned eighty. He was an active volunteer working with the Red Cross as a Board Member and as a member of the Davis Creek Lion’s Club. 

He loved gardening and was the recipient of a recognition award from the Angel Terrace Garden Club for h is lawn and flowerbeds. He was an avid collector of Heisey Depression Glassware and was a member of the Heisey Collectors of America Association.  Most importantly he was a devoted spouse, father and grandfather who will be lovingly remembered by those he left behind; his wife, Gazele, his daughters, Kathy Gregor and Kim Lawson, his grandsons Matthew, Adam and Patrick Gregor and Caleb Hughes and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Hughes. He is survived by his sister Mildred Lavender and his brother Cecil Lawson and predeceased by his brother, Glenn. He passed away at home after a long illness on November 21, 2010. 

Funeral service will be at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 1:00pm with Pastor David Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and Friends will gather 2 hours prior to the service.  The family would like to thank Dr. William Harris, as Carl always attributed his longevity to Dr. Harris and to the nurses and therapists, with Amedisys, that helped him to fulfill his last wish to stay at home.

 

Jerry E. Lowery

November 16th, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Jerry E. Lowery, 75, of Sumerco passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator, an avid Nascar fan and had lived in West Palm Beach for 25 years before returning home to WV. 

He is survived by: 2 Daughters: Jeri Lyn Lowery; Tammy (Carroll) Presley; Son-in-law: Mark Claiborne; 4 Granddaughters: Sunny, Kati, Emma & Jenna; 1 Great granddaughter: Moe; 3 Brothers: James (Donna) Lowery; Clarence “Pug” (Dottie) Lowery; Melvin (Kaye) Lowery; and  Sister: Mary Maroney. 

Service will be 1:00 pm Friday, November 19, 2010 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. Friends may gather Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Rondal F. Bell, Sr.

November 15th, 2010 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Rondal F. Bell, Sr., 86, of South Charleston went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 13, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was a retired service manager for Jefferds Corporation in St. Albans, a U>S> Army veteran of World War II (1942 to 1946), serving in the Pacific Theatre. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves with 23 years of service. He was a member of the Benny Padilla CFW Post 4768 at Alum Creek, and Hopewell Baptist Church. Rondal loved to hunt and fish at his Randolph County camp since 1956.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Anthony “Tony” Bell and Belva Brown Bell; four brothers, Freeman, JE, Sanford “Sachet”, and Radith “Shorty” Bell; and two sisters, Phyllis Harrison and Eloise Dunlap.  He is survived by his wife, Jean; sons, Freddy (Joan) Bell of Clendenin, Ronnie (Terri) Bell of South Charleston, and Keith Owen of Culpepper, Va.; daughters, Valorie (Larry) Allen of South Charleston, Lena (Jeff) Walker of Teays Valley, and Sonja Tipton of Charleston; special adopted daughters, Donna Ashworth and Jenny Walls; brothers, Dennie (Denise) of Alum Creek and Kenny (Marcie) Bell of Charleston; special thanks to Chuck Rabel; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Dwight McClure officiating. Visitation will be at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Burial will be at Graceland Memorial Park with military graveside rites by the VFW.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hopewell Baptist Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 518, Alum Creek, WV 25003, would be appreciated.