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Judith Lynn McGue

August 31st, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Judith Lynn McGue, 58, of Yawkey went home to be with the Lord Monday, August 29, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel McGue; sister, Karen Lovejoy and brother, Denny Gillenwater. She is survived by her parents, Billy and Juanita Gillenwater of Yawkey Brothers: Steve, Billy Joe and Jason Gillenwater of Yawkey, Sister: Lorrie Cooper of Alum Creek

Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 2, 2011 at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey with Rev. Richard McCallister officiating. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek is in care of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made toward the funeral service.

David Michael Gillian

August 27th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

After a long illness beloved husband and father, David Michael Gillian, 61, passed away in comfort and peace on August 20, 2011 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV. A lifelong resident of the Mountain State, Mike was born in Charleston on September 4, 1949, grew up in St. Albans, and resided in Cross Lanes during his adult life, spending summers and vacations at Sandstone on the New River.

Following graduation from St. Albans High School in 1967, Mike attended Concord College in Athens, WV, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and met his future wife, Judy.

Mike found his lifework as a carpenter and owner of a small construction company involved in all trades for commercial and residential construction. He was an honest estimator, energetic worker and inspiring boss, willing to take on demanding jobs for the challenge of learning new skills and the satisfaction of providing good work at fair cost.

Highlawn Baptist in St. Albans was his church home as he grew up and Mike remained strong in faith, committed to doing the right thing as he knew it from an early age. Highlawn Baptist was also the place where his Boy Scout activities began, developing in Mike a strong character, practical skills, and a love of outdoor adventure.

After family and work, Mike loved pushing himself in many sports including racquetball, swimming, running, bicycling, kayaking, and flying ultralight planes. Most of all, Mike will be remembered as a fast and fearless enduro and dual-sport rider whose strenth, endurance, and amazing wins and wrecks provided endless tales, most of them true. A lifelong history enthusiast and voracious reader, Mike also experienced the richness of life through books, whether involving the past or present, fiction or fact, learning or entertainment.

Mike Gillian lived fully and purposefully; the indelible lessons he conveyed include determination and energy, happiness and wicked humor, courage and optimism, strenth and gentleness; lotalty and contentment, intelligence and faith, love and time freely given.

Mike is survived by his wife of forty years, Judy Rhule Gillian; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Michael and Krista Evans Gillian of Bountiful, UT; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Elizabeth and Gregory Carlton of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Owen and Ella Gillian; sisters, Lisa (John) Simmons of Sandyville, WV; Emily (Erick) Boles and Amy Gillian Jarrett of St. Albans, WV; brother, Matthew (Jill) Gillian of Hohenwald, TN; nieces, Chelsea Simmons, Erica and Elyse Boles, Melissa Jarrett, Jennifer Anders Giseburt, Liz Rhule, and Kelslie McKuhen; nephews, Timothy Simmons, TJ Jarrett, Brad Gillian-Thompson, Geoff Gillian, Justin Gillian, and Wesley Coiner; brother-in-law Tom (Judy) Rhule of Charleston, WV; sisters-in-law, Donna (Matt) McKuhen of North Charleston, SC and Pamela (Aaron) Abend of Buffalo, WV; paternal aunt, Remona (Alva) McMillion and cousins Joe, Paul, and Kay; paternal uncles, Brooke (Jeanie) Gillian and cousins Brad and Melody, and Tom (Anne) Gillian and cousins, Teresa, Cheri and Rebecca; maternal uncles, Joseph Mudd, Andy Mudd, and David Mudd and their spouses and children.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Jack and Elizabeth M. Gillian; sister, Julie Ann Gillian; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Anna Gillian; and maternal grandparents, Owen (Ardis) Meehling and Garnet (Clarence) Mudd.

As he requested, Mike was cremated and funeral service will not be held; instead, family and friends gathered on August 20, at Someday Farm, his home in Cross Lanes to celebrate and give thanks for Mike’s life. His ashes will be interred at a later date in the Richmond Cemetery at Sandstone, WV. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Mike’s memory be honored through volunteering at or donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, American Diabetes Association, Center for Organ Recovery and Education, or Kanawha Charleston Humane Association or a local animal rescue organization.

The family would like to express special thanks for help, friendship, prayers and support throughout Mike’s illness to friend and family physician Richard Hayes and wife, Lora; to Jeri Lynn Maynard and Tina Nutter from Kanawha Valley Senior Services; to Carla Zielinske, Peggy Davis and other nurses, nursing assistants, respite providers, and social workers from Kanawha Hospice Care and Hubbard House; to those who visited Mike at home and at Hubbard House; and to dear friends Doc and Lora Harless, Larry Layne, Kevin Thomas, and others too numerous to mention.

Carolyn Sue Harper

August 25th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Carolyn Sue Harper, 66, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at home after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and her parents, Robert & Audrey Parcell. She was a member of McCorkle Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by Sons: Jeff (Jackie) Griffithsville, Dwight (Elisa) Georgia, Daniel (Keta) & Mike (Mandy) both of Alum Creek. Brothers: Charles E. Smith, Washington, DC, Robert Lee Kinder, Charleston, Roger Parcell, Alum Creek. Sister: Brenda Kay Howard, FL and 6 Grandchildren: Britney, Landin, Breanna, Brook, Nicholas & Danielle

Services will be at 2:00pm Saturday, August 27, at the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Russell Wright and Roe Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Lively Cemetery, Sod. Friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Dr., Charleston, WV 25311.

Denzil J. Turley

August 24th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Denzil J. “Pen” Turley, 84, of South Charleston, formerly of Alum Creek, went home to see Jesus Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

He was retired from the Local Laborers Union and was a Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha and Laura Smith Turley; brother, Nathan and sisters, Macil Perdue, Lucy Green and Lillian Nicholas.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Opal ,Step-son: Ted Keys and Step-grandson: Alan Keys, who is serving in the U. S. Army

Funeral service will be held 12 Noon Friday at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Frank Chapman and Elmer Stowers officiating. Burial will follow in Forks of Coal Memorial Park. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service.

Kathleen S. Sammons

August 24th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (5 Comments)

Kathleen S. Sammons, 93 of Pinch went home to the Lord Wednesday August 24, 2011 at the home of her son Carmel L. Sammons after a long illness. She was born February 1, 1918 at Cabin Creek to the late George and Mary Spaulding was also preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters.She retired from the West Virginia State tax department after 25 years of service.

She is survived by her sons Carmel L. Sammons, Charles E. Sammons and William J. Sammons, grandchildren, Kim Payne, Suzanne Wilson, Jason Sammons and Clint Sammons, great grandchildren, Joah Payne, Abby Payne, Alaina Wilson, Evan Wilson and Ryan Sammons.

Service will be 3:00 PM Friday at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road Alum Creek with her son Rev. Charles E. Sammons officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park South Charleston. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Care 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, West Virginia 25312-2536

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Huffman, 86, of Alum Creek, formerly of Alkol, went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 19, 2011.

She was preceded in death by Charlie, her husband of 65 years. She is survived by four children: Betty (Shannon) Dotson of Julian; Danny (Audella) of Ruth; Benny (Pauletta) of Alum Creek and Bobby (Peggy) of Baltimore, Md. She is also survived by a brother, Rexel Egnor of Morrisvale; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

She was a member of Sycamore Grove Baptist Church at Alkol.

A special thanks to Jane, Sharon and Jim, her caregivers at the River of Life Personal Care Home at Ruth, and to the wonderful folks from Hospice. Thanks also to Bruce Tully of Alkol, a great neighbor and friend for over 30 years.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Monday, August 22nd and one hour prior to the funeral service. Service will be conducted by the Rev. Gene Pauley, her Pastor and best friend for the past eight years, and assisted by Rev. Clint Craddock, Pastor at Sycamore Grove. Burial will take place at the Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Sumerco.

Music will be provided by her great granddaughters, Erin amd Lindsay, and great grandson, Kyle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 731, St. Albans, WV 25177 or the The Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Lucy Tackett

August 17th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Gay King Tackett, 89, of Gordon, Wisconsin, formerly of Lincoln County, WV, went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 12, 2011. Gay was the wife of the late Troy Columbus Tackett and was also preceded in death by her parents Olen Crown King and Martha Ann Lake King, daughter, Daisy Sowards, two sons, Troy and Elbert Tackett, stepson, Junior Tackett and stepdaughter Sybil Lovejoy. She leaves behind a huge family that love her and will miss her very much.

She is Survived by 5 Daughters: Sharon (Bill) Finney, Shinnston, WV Marcella (Steve)Richetta, Gordon, WI Dottie Jude, Mt. Sterling, KY Rosemary (Craig) Smith, Frostproof, FL Sue (Larry) Carroll, Sod, WV.  Sons: Tommy (Patty) Tackett, Sumerco, Eddie (Donna) Tackett, Alum Creek  Brother: Albert King, Ohio, 33 Grandchildren, 49 Grant Grandchildren, Several Great, Great Grandchildren

Services will be held 11:00am on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek,  with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will be at the Barker Cemetery at Ashford.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dewey Harvey

August 17th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dewey Andrew Harvey, 68, Sumerco, WV, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, as a result of injuries received in a single car accident in Kentucky on August 4th.  He was predeceased by his parents Cesco and Virginia Harvey.He was a driver for Quality Mine Control

 He is survived by:  Daughters:  Renee Harvey, Sumerco Tina (Chris) Holley, South Charleston.  Brothers:  Harry(Barb) , Harold (Joan), Cesco (Joy)  Sisters:  Jane Harvey Schaeffer and  Mae (Guy) Schultz  Grandchildren:  Cody & Justin Holley and Alyssa Harvey-Falls.

 Services will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Billy Silva officiating.  Burial will be at the Miller Cemetery on Ely Road at McCorkle.

 In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Madison V.F.W., Memorial Building, Washington St., Madison, WV 25130.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Tuesday, August 16th at the funeral home

Joe Hudnall

August 14th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Hudnall 58 ,of Dunbar formerly of Hernshaw and raised in East Bank, went home to be with the Lord Thursday August 11, 2011.

Preceded in death by his father and mother Grover and Minnie Hudnall of East Bank, brothers and sisters, Barbara Richards, Glen Hudnall, Ethel Searls, Elizabeth Tenney, Johnny Hudnall and Audrey Hanshaw.

He proudly served his country in the United States National Guard from 1972 to 1973, finished his military career serving in the United States Army from 1973 to 1975 and loved being a member of the Big Red One. Also, a proud member of the United Mine Workers Association after 24 years of service, retiring from the Eagle Energy Coal Mine at Van, West Virginia, with the majority of his career spent working as a certified electrician on a long wall coal miner.

Joe was a member of the Lens Creek Church of the Nazarene where he obtained his local minister’s license.

He is survived by his wife Pam of 38 years, sons Michael (Angela) of Beckley and Jonathan of Cross Lanes, special grandson Logan of Beckley, brothers and sisters, Thelma Martin of Marmet, Freda Bongalis of Tallahassee, Florida, Roosevelt Hudnall of Winifrede, and twin sister Joetta Pauley of Charleston.

Service will be noon Monday at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastors Patrick McGue and Joe Vance. Entombment with military rites will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Cross Lanes. A gathering of family and friends will be 2 to 4 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Charles Bowman

August 10th, 2011 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Alzon “Charlie” Bowman of Brown’s Creek Road, Saint Albans, passed away August 8, 2011, at home with his family by his side after a valiant year long fight with cancer. Born April 20, 1946, at his family home in Alum Creek, he was a 1964 graduate of Duval High School and attended West Virginia State College before joining Boilermaker Union Local 667 until his retirement in 1998. An avid sportsman his entire life, he excelled at baseball, football, basketball, and motor cross racing before devoting his life to golf in the mid-1970s and volunteering for the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation at Big Bend Golf Course in Tornado for over twelve years during his retirement.

He is preceded in death by his parents Alzon and Opal Bowman, infant son Christopher Anthony, and sister Beverly Ryan.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of forty-six years, Linda; his children, Charles Jr. “Chuck” and wife Cyndi of Saint Albans, Sonya Dunlap and husband Jay of Sod; his four ‘little darlings’—grandchildren, Weston Jay and Gavin Lee Dunlap, and Natalie Mae and Joseph Kyle Bowman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Fint Parsons of North Olmstead, Ohio, Jo Ann and Dean Loftis of Alkol, Lillie Bowman of New Orleans, LA, and Steve Ryan of Canton, MI; father and mother-in-law, Virgil and Golda Smith of Sod, brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Donna Smith of Clendenin; eight nieces and nephews, nine great nieces and nephews, several first cousins, and a host of special childhood, Boilermaker, and golfing buddies too numerous to mention.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, August 12, at the Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church, 2309 Childress Road Alum Creek with Pastors Frank Chapman and Paul Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Lively Cemetery, Sod, with fellow retired Union brothers Bill Bosher, Ron Bush, Mike Durfee, Charlie Fisher, Ron Givens, Roger Henley, Roger Marion, and Jim Skeens serving as pall-bearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday at the church and would be honored by your donations made in Charlie’s name to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

Curry Funeral Home of Alum Creek is in charge of arrangements.