Phillip Stanley Burcham

September 20th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)


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Phillip Stanley Burcham, 66, of Sissonville, went to Heaven Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Hospice West, South Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Burcham and Zelda Songer; sisters, Ruth Rogers and Kathleen Mullins.

He was a Sargent in the U. S. Marine Corps training at Camp Lejeune and during the Vietnam era; also working as a helicopter mechanic in Quantico, VA. His last assignment was at the MARTD NAS in Jacksonville, FL. Phillip also loved hunting and fishing and was a retired/disabled chemical analyst from Monsanto – Flexsys in Nitro, WV.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Dora; sons, Matthew Daniel Burcham of Ripley, and
Derek Scott Burcham of Sissonville; sisters, Betty Angel of St. Albans and Bonnie (Steve) Fuss of Hodgesville, WV; and special cat, Autumn who was always beside him.

There will be no services. Inurnment will be in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25387-2536 or Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311.

The family wishes to express a special Thank You to the staff at Hospice West, South Charleston and Abode Health Care Service, caregivers and staff, especially Brenda.

Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

Semper Fi

Betty June Stutler

September 19th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

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Betty June Stutler 84, of St. Albans passed from this life to her eternal home after a short illness at Hubbard House -West. She was born on June 7, 1929 and was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, her mother and father and all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Jim) Maines of Knoxville, TN; Grandson, Rob Maines and great- grandchildren, Lauren and Rees Maines all of Kokomo, IN. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Her nephew, Cephas was like a son to her for many years.

She was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she was Sunday School Secretary for 30+ years. She worked with the Eager Beavers (young people) on Wednesday nights for some length of time and enjoyed the Ladies Aid Society for many years. During her more active years, she worked tirelessly with the church and independently to raise money for Missions. She also attended Bethany Baptist Church when she was unable to attend Pleasant Hill and worked with ladies of the church on different projects.  She loved reading her Bible and Bible Studies. For many years she and her husband would have nightly Bible readings and prayer.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday September 22, 2013 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Tornado, with Pastors Benny Bess, Tim Campbell, Fred Connery Butch Leadman officiating, with receiving of friends at 2:00 PM. Graveside services will immediately follow at Cunningham Memorial Park St. Albans.
The family would like to thank the staff at Thomas Memorial Oncology Department and Hubbard House-West for their care and compassion during her illness.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist for Missions or to Union Mission in Charleston.

Gerald Raymond Moore

September 12th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

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Gerald Raymond Moore, 78, of Alum Creek, WV, was called home Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was born January 3, 1935 to his parents, the late Herbert C. and Ina L. Griffith Moore. He was also preceded in death by 13 siblings.

He was a loving husband, daddy, papaw, and great-grandpa and will be missed by a host of family and friends. Gerald was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Benny Padilla VFW Post #4768, Alum Creek. He was a deacon at Hilltop Baptist Church and a retired cement finisher.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 57 years, Janis White Moore; daughters, Virginia Brogan (Paul Shanklin), and Vickie (Carl) McCoy and son Virgil Lee (Meredith) Moore; grandchildren Kevin Brogan, Andi (Jason) Byrd, Josh (Ashley) McCoy, Shelley (Casey) Campbell, Angel (CJ) Belcher, Zackary Moore and Steven Moore; great-grandchildren Devin Brogan, Griffin Taylor, Hailie Brogan, Isaac Byrd, Hunter Campbell, Halli Jo Byrd, Christopher Belcher and Emily Belcher; sister Ethel (Joe) Pack; a special brother-in-law Joey (Paula) White, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 3:00pm Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Mark Ruby and Pastor Dwight McClure officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Moore Cemetery, Sumerco, WV, with military graveside rites by the Benny Padilla Post # 4768.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Benny Padilla VFW Post #4768, PO Box 6, Alum Creek, WV 25003.

Frieda Ramona Suiter

September 11th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (5 Comments)

Frieda Suiter

Frieda Ramona Suiter of Saint Albans died on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the emergency room of Thomas Hospital of South Charleston, five days before her 85th birthday. The immediate cause of death was a heart seizure, though she suffered from dementia for some twelve (12) years.

Frieda was a retired homemaker, though she had worked in secretarial and accounting roles in businesses both in Charleston and Huntington. She faithfully served in the highest role that has been reserved for a woman, that of the mother of her five (5) children. She served faithfully in that role, so that today, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” (Lemuel, 2015 BC) Today her children honor her for her caring love, her willingness to forgive, her ability to determine what is important and to emphasize that, her encouragement, her Godly example, her loyalty, and her faithful support as her children sought their place in life. Even in death, she still speaks with her words of wisdom which will always be remembered by those who knew her.

Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Elsie Adkins of Chesapeake, Ohio; a sister, Marjorie Wolfe of Proctorville, Ohio; and her brother, Melvin Adkins, Jr., who lived but a short time.

Frieda is survived by her husband, Dr. Phil Suiter, of Saint Albans; her five (5) children: Pam Jeffcott (Tom) of Cedar City, Utah; Kim Cook (Scott) of Buffalo, West Virginia; Dr. Kevin Suiter (Grace) of Indianapolis, IN; Jonathan Suiter of St. Albans; and Patrick Suiter (Mara Lee) of Quakertown, Pennsylvania; her eight (8) grandchildren; her six (6) great grandchildren; her three nieces: Myra Jean Love (Franklin) of Proctorville, Ohio; Connie Lester of Ironton, Ohio; and Marian Rae Cooper (Bob) of Proctorville, Ohio. In addition, there are numerous relatives, friends and neighbors who are saddened today because of her home-going.

Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Twin City Bible Church, 100 1st. Ave., Nitro, West Virginia. Her husband, Phil, will be officiating. Her family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, prior to the funeral service. Burial will be the following day, Saturday, September 14, 2013 (11:00 a.m.) at Highland Memorial Gardens, 198 Private Road 1336, South Point, Ohio.

Arnold K. Hudson

September 10th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

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Arnold K. Hudson, 84, of South Charleston, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 9, 2013 at home after a long illness.

He was retired from Royal Crown Bottling Co.; a member of Teamsters Local; a member of Ivydale Baptist Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Joline Stewart Hudson; son, Kenneth Hudson; daughters, Beverly Dolin and Shelley Newman; step-daughters, Pamela Clark and Benita Labus; sisters, Anna and Marsh; sisters, Betty, Joyce and Nancy; brothers, Frank, Jim and Ernie and several grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, September 12th, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Gene Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in French Cemetery, Davis Creek. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


Martin Noel Tighe

September 6th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (11 Comments)

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Martin Noel Tighe, 75, of South Charleston died Thursday, September 5, 2013 after a long illness. He was born December 22, 1937 in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland.

Martin was a member of the Knights of Malta, US Navy veteran, youth minister, a union leader, Board of Directors for the Alum Creek Fire Department, a retired employee of the WV State Department of Environmental Protection and the Kanawha County Commission. His career was dedicated to keeping the creeks and streams of West Virginia pollution free.

He was best known for his love of family, his community, his countries, but mostly his tremendous generosity to others. He was an avid gardner, a sportsman and a never ending entrepreneur.

Martin was preceeded in death by his father and mother, Martin and Anne Tighe; brothers, Charles, Christy and Michael; and niece Anne Marie Tighe.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 54 years, Katherine Pauley Tighe; daughter, Donna Gail Price (Jack Rice); son, Michael Sean Tighe (Lori Tighe); daughter, Staci Anne Tighe (Terry Moselhy); and two very special grandchildren, Emily Michelle Tighe and Michael Martin Tighe; nephews and niece, Noel, Ivor, and Regina Tighe; their loving aunt, Liz Costello and many other family, friends and neighbors.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am Tuesday, September 10th at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Jim Lennox officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.


Kennith Paul McClure

September 5th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Kennith McClure
Kennith Paul McClure, 74, of Bitely, Michigan formerly of Sumerco, West Virginia, passed from this life Tuesday September 3, 2013 in Big Rapids, Michigan after an extended illness.

He was born January 3, 1939 to Okey and Gracie Goode McClure who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his former wife of 28 years Ada Mae, and one sibling, Yvonne Judy Wise.

He was a graduate of Duval High School and a retiree of Ford Motor Company.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Sarah Ann and four children, Joyce Effie (Smoke) Skipper of Rio, West Virginia, Okey Kennith McClure of Baldwin, Michigan, Walter Garland, and Ellen Ethel (Mike) Dotson of Upper Mud River, West Virginia.

Also surviving are three siblings, Betty Ann (Richard) Runyan of Sod, West Virginia, Eddie Joseph (Evelyn) McClure of Adrian, Michigan, Golda Lynn (Butch) Sowards of Hurricane, West Virginia. Five grandchildren, one great grandson, two stepchildren, three step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, West Virginia with Rev. Eddie McClure officiating. Burial will follow at the Midkiff Cemetery Sumerco, West Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.


Robert G. Stitt

September 4th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Robert G. Stitt, 62, of Charleston died Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

Graveside service with military rites will be 1:00 PM Wednesday September 4, 2013 at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery Dunbar with Pastor Timothy Keely officiating.

There will be no visitation. Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek is assisting the Stitt family.

Bertha Breedlove
Bertha “Josephine” (Vickers) Breedlove, 88, of Alkol was carried by angels to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. She had been in Hubbard Hospice House for one week.

She was born in Seth to the late Ray and Bell (Hale) Vickers on December 31, 1924. She was also preceded in death by her son, Rodney Breedlove; sister, Mark Harvey, and brother, Chester Vickers.

Surviving are her children, Pat (Roger) Holley, David Joey (Star) Breedlove, and Cindy Saul all of Alkol; brothers, Edward (Garnet) Vickers, and Richard Vickers; sisters, Jean Pauley and Carol Matthews; eight grandchildren, Steve (Brianna) Breedlove, Rodney (Angie) Holley, Darren (Mollie) Holley, Leslie Clark, Amanda (Gibby) Gibson, Davey Breeedlove, Marty Saul and Candace (Steve) Kreutzer; nine great grandchildren, David Todd Nunn, Hannah Lilly, Taylor Breedlove, Allen Grimmet, Sarah Holley, Caleb and Noah Gibson, Logan and Landon Holley; and four great great grandchildren.

Granny was a member of Sycamore Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Church Quilting Ladies, Mission Society and also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She worked hard all of her life and raised her family in a Christian home.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Friday, September 6th, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastors Jimmy Lawrence and Darrell Searls officiating. Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home with the Eastern Star Service at 7:00 pm.


Maxine Lawrence
Maxine Delores Hartwell Lawrence, 64, of Griffithsville, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family Sunday, September 1, 2013.

Born July 21, 1949, to Bernard and Blanche Williams Hartwell; she was also preceded in death by brothers, Delmar Hartwell and Sidney Kincaid. She was a 1967 graduate of George Washington High School.

Maxine is survived by her husband of 44 years, Danny Lawrence; brother, Danny Hartwell; daughter, Melissa Smith and husband, Eric; son, Brian Lawrence and wife, Christine; grandchildren, Katelyn, Ethan and Megan Brogan; and step grandchildren, Shelby and Courtney Kidd and Evan Smith.

Funeral service will be 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 4th, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Butch Leadman officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Family Cemetery, Griffithsville. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank CAMC Memorial Division (third floor MICU), the doctors and staff for the care and compassion shown to her and her family during this difficult time.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”