William “Squirmy” Spaulding

February 28th, 2013 | Posted by in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

William “Squirmy” Jackson Spaulding, 72, of Tornado, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness.

He was born September 10, 1940 at Cabin Creek, WV, the son of the late John Q. and Ruby Williams Spaulding; and also was preceded in death by his wife, Patty; stepson, Kevin Miller; sister, Peggy, brother, J. R. Spaulding; and half sister, Tammy Berry.

He was a member of Pipefitters Local 625 working as a welder for 40+ years and serving six years as their business agent. He was also former owner of Alum Creek Exxon.

He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Wilson of South Charleston, WV; Myrtle Reid and Chesaline Bauer both of Flint, MI; half-sisters, Paula Marshall and Lou Selbe; friend and neighbor, Chris Morris; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday, March 1st, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastors Butch Leadman and Frank Chapman officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Lively Cemetery, Sod.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Union Mission, PO Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321 or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Special thanks to Joan, Ania and the staff of Hospice; also to Chris “Goober” Morris, Linda Cobb, Debbie Gillenwater, Dale Pauley and neighbor, Dave Mounts for their care and support.


Mary Perry Clark

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Mary Perry Clark passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 21, 2013; just four days after her 84th birthday.    Mary’s husband, of 63 years, Albert Ross Clark, preceded her in death on December 24, 2012.

Mary was born February 17, 1929 in Beckley, WV.  She
was the second child of William Richard Perry and Wilda Short Perry.  Mary graduated from White Sulphur Springs High School in 1947.  Mary was employed as a switchboard operator at the Greenbrier Hotel after graduation.   In 1949, she married Albert Ross Clark, Jr.  They moved to the Kanawha Valley in 1952.

Mary was active in Highlawn Baptist Church in St. Albans, WV, since 1959.  She served on the hostess committee and was a
dedicated member of the Mary I. Laughlin Circle.

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents.  Her father died in 1940 and her mother died in 1981. Mary was also preceded in death by three brothers, William R. Perry, John Perry, and Frank Perry.

Mary is survived by her two daughters, Reba Denzie (John) and Ellen Clark (Richard Williams). Surviving grandchildren are: Vanessa Adkins (Frank), Meghan Quillen, Audrey Ray (Greg), Robert Denzie and Olivia Denzie.  Whitney Smith and Richard Adkins are surviving great grandchildren.  Thomas Riner (Mary) and Fredrick Perry are surviving brothers.

Mary will be remembered for her loyalty and loving devotion to her family. As a young child
of eleven, Mary had to help raise her younger brothers due to her father’s death at the age of forty. Mary always kept her sense of humor during trying times.  She believed that we should count our Blessings even in times of trouble and sorrow. Mary had a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Valley Center in South Charleston for the loving home they have given Mary.  Their kindness and compassionate care will always be remembered.

Funeral service will be at Cunningham Memorial Park in the upper mausoleum on Monday,
February 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mark Stauffer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the
American Heart Association.

Carl E. Mansfield

February 19th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (40 Comments)

Carl E. Mansfield, 60 of Sod, formerly of Glen Jean passed away Monday February 18, 2013 at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness.

Carl is survived by his wife Karen, step-daughters Stacy and Christina Bias, brothers, David Mansfield and William Mansfield, sisters, Rosezella McBride, Mary Mansfield, Hazel Wade and Charlotte Massey.

A special thank you to Hubbard Hospice House north side  nurses and volunteers for their excellent care.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is in charge of arrangements.

Stephanie Waldron Sansom

February 17th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (12 Comments)

Stephanie Waldron Sansom, 34, of Sod, won her long battle against cancer on Saturday, February 16th 2013.  On this day, God called her home to receive her new body and live with Him in His Kingdom of Heaven for eternity.

Stephanie was a graduate of University of Charleston, Class of 2000.  She was a RN-BSN/Case Coordinator at CAMC for 14 years.  She was a member of Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her father, Douglas Waldron; maternal grandmother, Betty Rabel and paternal grandparents, Dennis and Doris Waldron.

She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 13 years, Jerry; two precious babies, Jessica (8) and Jeremy (6), foreign exchange daughter, Alex Romanenko; mother, Dorothy Waldron; step-grandfather, Hubert Rabel; Stephanie’s in-laws which she considered her own, father-in-law, Basil Sansom and wife, Frances; brother and sister-in-law, David and Missy Sansom; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Eric Briles; sister-in-law, Julie Barnett and husband, Keith Oldaker; niece, Ashley Briles, newphews, Matthew and Josh Barnett, EJ  Briles, Andrew and Christopher Sansom, and very special friend Michelin Mosteller all from Sod, WV.  Stephanie has many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to nephew, Josh, who has lived with Jerry and Stephanie since she was diagnozed last year; he was just like her son.   We would like to send a very special thank you to all the friends that helped take care of the kids anytime it was needed and all the people that have helped the family in so many ways, including Dr. Nagarajan and his staff.

Service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Keith George officiating.  Burial will follow in Lively Cemetery.  Family and friends will gather from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Sidney Arthur Neeley

February 16th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Sidney Arthur Neeley, 85, of St. Albans passed away on Friday February 15, 2013 at Hospice West Thomas Hospital  in South Charleston, WV.

He was a mechanic for 35 years; and an Army Veteran of WWII and the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years,  Phyllis; three sons, Joey (Libby) Neeley of Hurricane; Darrell Neeley of St. Albans and Terry (Kathy) Neeley of Hurricane; daughter, Penny Hill of St. Albans; four sisters, Verna Grove and Ivy Kennaway both of FL, Doris Smith of Marietta, GA and Deloris Hudson of St. Albans; seven grandchildren, Barrett, Casey, twins Korey and Kayla, Melissa, Brandon and Matthew.

Funeral service will be 4:00 pm Monday, February 18, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Richard McCallister officiating.  Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey,  with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.  .  Visitation for family and close friends will be one hour prior to the service.

Herbert Lester “Chuck” Harless, Jr.

Herbert Lester “Chuck” Harless, Jr., 64, of South Charleston passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Division ER.

He was a retired supervisor at Equitable Resources in VA; a member of Oakwood Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the   U. S. Army  with 22 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert “Chub” and Flossie Harless.

Chuck is survived by three sons, Scott Harless, Chad (April) Harless and Conrad Buffington; two daughters, Kristy (Charlie) Fellure and Stephanie (Nolan) Triplett; six grandsons; two sisters, Joyce (Doug) Turley and Donna (Jack) Mooney; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor David Moutz officiating.  Burial will follow in Boone Memorial Park, Madison.  Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Reva “Mae” (Egnor) Hicks

February 14th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Reva “Mae” (Egnor) Hicks

Mae Hicks, 88, of Cross lanes, WV formerly of Yawkey, was greeted by the Heavenly Angels on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  She was born on August 8, 1924 in Lincoln County close to Alkol.  She was one of ten children born to Shelt and Dolly Stone Egnor, who predeceased her along with her sisters, Agnes, who died as a toddler, and Lena Griffith;  four brothers, Marvin, Raymond, Ronald and Junior; and her husband of 53 years, L. E. “Steve” Hicks.

She is survived by their son, Terry and his wife, Teresa, of Cross Lanes; sisters, Irene Pennington of Alum Creek and Mary “Brownie” Hager of Alkol, WV; and brother, Kerman of Dunedin, FL.  There are five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Amy Baptist Church at Yawkey for over fifty years.  She and Steven owned and operated Hicks Pennzoil at Yawkey for thirty years before retiring.

Her family expresses a very special Thank You to Terri Coiner for her time and friendship to Mom, and to the staff at Rose Terrace in Culloden, WV for their loving care and help.  God Bless you.

Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens at Yawkey with Pastor Butch Leadman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mae’s memory to Amy Baptist Church, 4 Walnut Dr., Yawkey, WV 25573.




Nellie Reba Stover Gillispie

February 14th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Nellie Reba Stover Gillispie died on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Valley Healthcare Center in South Charleston.  She was preceded in death by husband Milliard Gillispie, parents Rufus and Myrtle Stover, sisters, Bessie Pauley, Madeliane Pauley and Virginia Lanier and brothers Boyd and Delmar Stover.

She is survived by sons, Charles Gillispie and wife Carol and David Gillispie and wife Judy.  She is survived by five grandchildren: Eddie, Tracey, Randy, and Jim Gillispie and Kim Gillispie Hughes.  Also, she is survived by eight great grandchildren and sisters Audrey Knight and Evelyn Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and was a founding member in 1941 of Hilltop Baptist Church.  She was a member of Eastern Star for many years and worked as a volunteer at Thomas Memorial Hospital for over twenty years.  Most of her life was spent in the service of other people.

Service will be held at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, on Monday, February 18, 2013, at 1:00pm and will be officiated by Pastor Butch Leadman.

Friends and family are invited to visit one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Melissa and Vicky and the total staff at Valley Health Center for the kindness and love shown to Nellie during her time there.


David Allen (Davey) Pauley

February 12th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (5 Comments)

David Allen (Davey) Pauley, 34, of Shady Springs, WV formerly of Kanawha City died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at home.  He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors.

Davey was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Ann Pauley and grandparents, James and Martha Cooper.

He is survived by his son and fishing buddy, David Jacob; father, David E. Pauley; mother, Eva Cooper; siblings Tasha, Elisha and  Paul; fiancee Kimberly Fletcher and her children, Tara, Katlin and Sidney;   and grandparents, Don and Bertie Pauley; Aunts & Uncles, Roger & Brenda Satterfield, Dana & Darlene Hoffman, Barry & Annette Wheeler, Eddie & Becky Allen and Keith Pauley.  He had a host of cousins and friends who will also miss him dearly.

Service will be 4:00 pm Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek.   A private burial will be held later.  Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Curry Funeral Home to help with expenses.


Mason Dale (Bradshaw) Kirk

February 4th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Mason Dale (Bradshaw) Kirk

On Sunday, February 3, 2013, Mason won his long hard battle against cancer, when God called him home to receive his new body and live with him in His Kingdom of Heaven for eternity.

Mason was a loving son, brother, husband, father, nephew, cousin and friend to all who had the privilege of having him as a part of their life.  He was born in Charleston, WV, on May 26, 1987, to Debbie Kirk and Carless Bradshaw.

Mason was a Christian, who kept faith in God throughout his illness.  He attended George Washington High School and Duval High School.  He later went on to become a lineman and was last employed by Mas-Tec.  He loved coon hunting, camping, fishing and spending time with his family.

Mason is preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Lynn Kirk, maternal grandparents, Mason & Doris Kirk, paternal grandparents David & Elizabeth Bradshaw, Pa-Paw Garrett Holstein and one uncle Bubby Holstein.

He is survived by his mother, Debbie Kirk, father Carless Bradshaw (both of Alum Creek), wife, Brittany Nichols Kirk of South Charleston; brother, Nicholas (Stacy) Kirk of Charleston; sons, Codye Bell and Chase Tribble both of South Charleston, daughters, Kaden Hudson of Yawkey and most special, his baby girl, Mayleigh Grace Kirk due to arrive March 26, 2013, whom he fought so hard to see.  He is also survived by special aunt and uncle (who was like a mother and father to him), Marie and Roger Holstein (his Nunny and Bubby), his special aunt (High-tec Redneck) Sissy Kirk, and one special Uncle Mason (Hot Rod) Kirk, maternal grandmother Mary Holstein, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, which he loved so very much.

Services will be 1:00pm Thursday, February 7th at the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV, with Pastors Martha Kirk and Michael Gibson officiating.  Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery at Dartmont.  Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, February 6th  from 6:00 – 8:00pm.