Charles Mathew Mallory

August 29th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Charles Mallory

“Together Again”

Charles Mathew Mallory, 90, of Alkol, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 after a short illness. He was born April 17, 1923, son of the late James Theodore and Malinda Alice Miller Mallory. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Beulah Hazel Mallory on January 19, 2013, his brothers, Arnold, Londus, Paul, Stanford, Cline and William Mallory; sisters, Thelma Stowers, Ethel Adkins, Runa Schoolcraft and Virginia Berry.

He is survived by his precious sister Martha Mallory Meadows, 91, of Weirton, WV. Surviving children are Ted (Cathy) Mallory of Brook Park, Ohio, David (Patty) Mallory of Alkol, WV and Angie (Randy) Walls of Morrisvale, WV. His eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, Aaron (Darla) Mallory and their children Owen, Rebekah and Aidan; Jason (Tina) Mallory and their children, Josh, Ben, Charlie, and Matthew; Eric (Kelly) Mallory and their children Devin and Austin, Christie (Dave) Dieckman and their children David and Caleb all of Ohio and D.J. (Sandy) Mallory and their children Ethan and Katie of Alkol, WV; Sarah Callahan and her children, Ian, Ella and Eli of Yawkey; Amanda (Roger) Hager of Alum Creek, WV, and Matthew Walls of Morrisvale, WV; two sisters-in-law, Leoma Shafer of Pinch, WV, and Annise Spears of Catlettsburg, KY, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Sycamore Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Alkol, a retired carpenter, a member of one of the first graduating classes of Duval High School and a World War II Navy veteran.

Services will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Darrell Searls and Jimmy Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memorial Gardens at Yawkey with military graveside rites by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768. Family and friends will gather for visitation from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the funeral home.

Edgar A. Rose

August 28th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Eddie RoseEdgar A. Rose (Eddie), 76 of Largo, FL (formerly of South Charleston & St. Albans, WV) passed away peacefully on August 10, 2013 with his two daughters by his side–Sherri G. Rose of Largo, FL & Trina Rose O’Brien of Westerville, OH. Survivors also include his sisters, Doris Gallione of New York City, Betty Creech of South Charleston, WV and his ex-wife Dawn Rose of St. Petersburg, FL. His grandchildren are Michael O’Brien (Holly), Dawn Marie Furlough (Chris), Brianna Rose Hockman (Matthew), Tessa Thrasher (Ben) and Seth O’Brien. Great grandchildren are Ethan & Annie O’Brien and Meriel & Isaac Furlough. He is also survived by many wonderful friends in Florida, especially his “Plane Crash Brother”, Jaro Paima.
Eddie was a grocer at his family’s store in Alum Creek (Rose Shopping Center) and a real estate broker in St. Albans (Rose Realty). He continued with real estate investments after retiring to Florida. Eddie was a jovial and lively man who lived each day like it was his last. Eddie volunteered with many charitable organizations within his church in Florida. He was also a board member of the Largo Community Center and belonged to the Largo Elks Club.
Eddie loved music and singing throughout his life. As a young teenager, he won a local talent show and was invited to appear on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. He attended Morris Harvey College on a music scholarship. Eddie continued singing in church choirs throughout his life and was also, until his untimely death, sharing his gift of singing to elderly residents at nursing homes in Florida.
A service to celebrate Eddie’s life will be held in the Chapel at Graceland Memorial Park, 100 Graceland Circle, South Charleston, WV, 25309 (304-744-5621) on Saturday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements will be handled by Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, WV.
Eddie will be truly missed and forever loved by his family and close friends. He was always very positive with a smile on his face and a song in his heart. We know that he is now leading the choir of angels in heaven.

James Ray Pauley

August 26th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

James Ray  Pauley
James Ray Pauley, 87, of Alum Creek, WV, son of the late Talmadge and Mayme Pauley passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013, to join our Heavenly Father and the angels in Heaven where hurt and time no longer matter. He was an excellent provider, husband, father, grand and great-grandparent and friend whom was loved by all that knew him and he touched many lives. Loving him was a privilege but being loved by him was a blessing.

He lived a life devoted to Christ and worthy of the word he taught and loved so much. He brought a smile to every person he crossed. He was a farmer and retired from Local #970 painters union. He was a member of Alum Creek Church of Christ and a strong and loving influence to all our lives and will be sadly missed.

Ray was a member of the Front Porch Gang, which included Danner Green, Charlie Sigman, Olive Banks and with his passing leaving Opal Kitchen as the only living member. He was known throughout the community as the candy man.

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Steve, Edward, Paul, Troy and Bob; Sisters: Berniece, Barb, Olive and Susan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elsie Pauley; children, Portia (Bob) Adkins, Deidra Pauley, Todd (Laura) Pauley and grandchidren, Heather (J.R.) Pauley, Kirstin, Erica, BreAnna and Gerrica, great-grandchildren, Kiara, Lil’ Paul, Kaleb Ray, Katie, Gerald Ray, Richard Todd and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lots of life long friends.

Services will be 2:00pm, Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Ministers Joseph Watts and Charlie McKinney officiating.. Burial will follow at the Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Phillip C. Bowyer

August 26th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Phillip C. Bowyer

Phillip Cameron Bowyer, 84, of St. Albans, WV went to be with his Heavenly Father Friday, August 23, 2013 at home with his loving wife by his side. He was the best example of a Christian husband, father, brother, son and friend.

He was born on November 20, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, during the great depression to the the late Frances Cameron Bowyer and Ursla Withrow Bowyer. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James A. Bowyer.

Phil loved serving God and was active at Highlawn Baptist, for over 50 years. He served on the Board of Deacons; Board of Trustee’s and was honored with the award of Usher Emeritus on April 15, 2012 for the many years he ushered. He also worked for many years with church camps, Bible School or where ever needed throughout the church.

He graduated from Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, WV, where he played varsity Football and Basketball.

Phil was employed by Union Carbide, Insistute, WV with 38 years of service; he was a Sheet Metal Supervisor.

Phil was proud to have served in the US Navy, with 5 years active duty during the Korean War and 23 years in Naval Reserve and Sea Bees. He was a member of St. Albans VFW Post 6418, St. Albans American Legion Post 73 and served as a rifleman at Military Funerals for many years.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy; son, Paul Cameron Bowyer (Diane) of Lacey, WA; daughters, Brenda (Jeff) Hughes of Dunbar and Martha Bowyer of St. Albans; sisters, Theresa Bowen of Dayton, OH and Edythe Silman (Jim) of Leitchfield, KY; step sister, Virginia Workman Rose of Ocean Side, CA; foster brother, Roy McCoy (Helen) of FL; foster sisters, Audrey Shifflett Dudley and Ruth Mary Workman Simmons of Marlinton, WV; five grandchildren, JP (Laura) Hughes of Apex, NC, Sarah Hughes of High Point, NC, Russ Bowyer of Lacey, WA, Alyse (Joe) Spears of Olympia, WA and Rebecca Bowyer of Lacey, WA; two great grandchildren, Alayna Spears and Jackson Hughes.

The family wants to thank Golden Living Riverside and Gentiva home health care for the wonderful care they gave him.

A celebration of Phil’s life will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 28th at Highlawn Baptist Church in St. Albans, WV with Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial with Military Graveside Rites will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, WV. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 27th at Highlawn Baptist Church , St. Albans. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177.

Wanda Ann Davis

August 21st, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Wanda Davis
Wanda Ann Davis, 84, of Cross Lanes (formerly of Garretts Bend, WV) passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at home, following a brief illness.

Born 12/30/1928 to Bill and Reba Smith, Wanda graduated from Duval High School in 1945, and later attended nursing school at Morris Harvey College. She was a nurse for over 20 years at Thomas Memorial Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Garretts Bend for many years, holding various offices and serving as Sunday school teacher for the Ladies Bible Class. Later, she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler Mountain, where she taught a children’s Sunday school class. Her Christian life was an inspiration and blessing to all she met.

Wanda was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary Post #4768, Alum Creek, WV, serving as chairman of several committees. She was deeply involved in community service, not only to benefit Veterans, but anyone in need. Caring for others was Wanda’s calling. No one who fell ill or needed care went without if she were near. She was known as Granny Wanda not only to her own grand and great-grandchildren, but to many others as well, who felt her loving touch and attention.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands, John W. Davis, Charles E. Hannah, and James P. Davis, sister, Wanda Jean Neal and grandson, Brian Berkery, as well as a host of close relatives and friends waiting to greet her in heaven.

She is survived by brother, Billy Joe (Louise) Smith, Griffithsville, daughters, Joanna (John) Valleau, Cross Lanes, Debi (Larry) Berkery, Anna Maria Island, FL, Terri (Mike) Del Giudice, South Charleston, Cindy Hannah, Queens Creek, AZ, and Becky (Allen) Wiseman, Red House, and sons, Steve Hannah, Hilliards, PA and Bill (Cathy) Davis, Mason, WV.

Wanda Davis 2She was so proud of her grandchildren: Justin Valleau, Cross Lanes, Lindsay (Brian) Hyden, Cross Lanes, Scott Berkery, Sarasota, FL, Jamie (George) Peyton, of North Carolina, Brandon (Crystal) Del Giudice, South Charleston, Frank Del Giudice, South Charleston, Krista McLaughlin, St. Albans, and Megan Davis, of Georgia. She delighted daily in her relationship with her ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11:00am on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Homer Hensley officiating. Burial will be at Paul Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Donations in memory of Wanda Davis, may be made to the churches that were such a blessing to her; Elizabeth Baptist Church, Garretts Bend, WV, or the First Baptist Church of Tyler Mountain, WV, for use in their ministries.


Charles L. Sigmon

August 17th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

charlie sigmon Charles L. Sigmon, aka Papaw Charlie, 80, was born on Feb. 2, 1933 and raised in Julian, WV. Papaw went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Hubbard Hospice House with his beloved wife and children by his side.

Papaw Charlie was a former underground deep miner, who worked long hard hours to provide for his family. The many joys of his life, aside from his loving wife, Laura Ellen of 59 years, were his grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, dear friends, traveling the country and his coon hunting dogs.

Papaw was always full of laughter and could spin a tale so quick and with the most sincere face that you could never tell if he was teasing or not. Because of this, he was a charter member of “The Liars Club” at Hess Garage and a permanent position with “The Alum Creek Front Porch Gang”. If you were lucky enough to have known him like Jimmy Atkins and so many other dear friends, to many to mention, you knew you had one of the greatest friends for life!

Papaw Charlie was preceded in death by his son, Charles Junior; parents, Charlie and Marie Tyler Sigmon; brother, Romie Steve Sigmon; two sisters, Ina Irene Atkins and Wanda (Don) Turner; and great grandson, Crae Allen Justice.

He is survived by his precious and loving wife, Laura Ellen; children, Terry Sigmon (Rose McFarland), Debbie Sigmon, Bonnie (David) Williams, JoAnn (Clarence) Myers; grandchildren, Shawn (Allen) Justice, Danielle (Jeff) Thompson, Chasity (Mark) Cantrell, Davena (Jimmy) Hughes, Draunta (Jamie) Dorsey and Beth (Paul) Rucker; sisters, Maxine Black and Anita (Ron) Ripper;
twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and a whole host of family and friends.

The family gives a very special thank you to all the Hospice staff for their tender loving care.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday, August 19th at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Dan McCormick and Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Betty Lou Tugwell

August 15th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)


Betty Lou Tugwell, 71 of So Charleston passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston after a short illness. A graveside services will be held 1:30 PM Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Institute, WV,. Curry Funeral Home at Alum Creek is in care of the arrangements.

Barbara WilsonBarbara Spaulding Hess Wilson, 80, of South Charleston, moved to her final home, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Hospice West South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Donna and husband James Hess; brothers, William and J.R. Spaulding; sister, Peggy Barker and half sister, Tammy Berry.

She was owner/operator of several residential care homes in Oak Hill and Charleston.

She is survived by her children ; Linda (John) Skrobak, Kay (Marty) Minske and Mike (Cindy) Hess, grandchildren; Kelley, Josh, Jamie and Jessi, great grandsons; Jocob and Sai, sisters Myrtle Reid and Cheslyne Baner, half sisters; Paula Marshall and Lou Selbe.

Service will be 1:00 PM Friday, August 16, at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at the Hess Family Cemetery South Charleston. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

D. Jane Blaha

August 10th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (7 Comments)

Jane BlahaD. Jane Blaha, 85, of Dunbar, formerly of St. Albans, WV, and Morris County, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Dunbar Center, Dunbar after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald F. Blaha; son, Ronald M. Blaha, and parents, Robert and Ethel Paterson. She had various jobs throughout her life but what she enjoyed most was her work as an interior designer.

She is survived by two daughters: Debora (Michael) Duvall, St. Albans, and Lesley (Steve) Wells, Lebanon, NJ; brother, Robert E. (Eileen) Paterson, Allendale, NJ and grandchildren: Lindsey, Kevin and Matthew Duvall, and Brian, Andrew and David Wells.

A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date in Jane’s home state of New Jersey.

Jane had a lifelong love for the arts and in lieu of flowers would appreciate memorial donations to the Fund For The Arts, 803 Quarrier St., Suite 100, Charleston, WV 25301. Also, the family would like to give special thanks and appreciation to the staff at Genesis Dunbar Center (Sunbridge) for the love and absolutely wonderful care they gave our Mother and Grandmother.

Curry Funeral Home at Alum Creek, WV, is in care of local arrangements.

Calvin L. McCallister

August 10th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Calvin McCallisterCalvin L. McCallister, 75, of Yawkey passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Montgomery General Hosptal ER. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda and parents, Chester and Flora McCallister. He is survived by his children, Connie McCallister (Fiancé Paul Masley), Jerry McCallister, Donna Webb and Dora (Clinton) Bragg; brothers, Lester Dale and Barry McCallister; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many friends. Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Sunday, August 11th at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman and Minister Kenneth Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.