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Raymond Wayne Hensley

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (5 Comments)

Ray Hensley

Raymond Wayne Hensley, 48, of Beaver, WV, went home to be with the Lord Monday, February 24, 2014 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long battle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hassel and Leona Hensley.

He is survived by son, Jeremy Hensley; daughter, Brittany Hensley; sisters, Deliah (Brad) Cantrell and Patricia Dawson; three granddaughters and many other family and friends.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 1, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Billy Silva officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Lively Cemetery, Sod. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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

Patricia Ann Strickland

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Patricia StricklandPatricia Ann Strickland 67 of Beckley, born August 17, 1946 in Brookfield, MO and raised in Nebraska and Iowa, went to be with the Lord Monday, February 24, 2014 after a long and numerous illnesses.

She had been a active member of the Riverview Baptist Church in Woodbridge, VA and the Northside Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC. Patricia was a licensed cosmetologist and a meticulous homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her father, Lyle Skelton and mother and stepfather Juanita and Lohman Ettinger, brother, Ronnie Moore who was killed in (Vietman, TET 1968), sisters, Linda Schoening and Barbara Lane.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Robert (Bob) Strickland, nephews, Brandon Lilly and Lane Lilly and wife Brandie of Cool Ridge, and Joe Chapman and wife, Sam of Vienna, and Josh Chapman of Cool Ridge, Darrell Lane and wife Donna and their son Jared of Ft. Ashby, Dareld Study and wife Bridgette and family of Bartlett, IA, Martin Study and wife Amy and family of Randolph, IA, James Strickland and wife Mandy and family of Lincoln, NE, and Michael Strickland of Lincoln, NE, Nieces, Trina Petersen and husband Roger of Bartlett, IA, Lanita Chapman of Beaver, Kelly Legg and husband Randy of Mount Lookout / Cool Ridge, and Ric’kell Lusk and husband Cody of Daniels, 6 step-children, 17 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great grandchildren.

Service will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Dan McCormick officiating. Burial will follow at the Proctor Family Cemetery on Little Sandy Road, Elkview.

Family and friends will gather 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dinah Sue Hager

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Dinah Hager
Dinah Sue Hager, 45, of Yawkey, fought a courageous battle and won the race on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at home surrounded by her dedicated family who cared for her.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Rex Cooper and granddaughter Gracie Renee Roberts.

She is survived by her Mom, Sue Cooper; Brothers: Doug and Allen Cooper; sister: Sarah; Children: Andrea (Shannon) Roberts; Andy “Bub” (Satin) Hager; Ashley (Jamie) Banks and Courtney Hager; grandchildren: Gavin and Gabbrielle Roberts and Isaac and Lilibeth Banks.

There are no words to describe what a strong courageous woman, friend, mother and grandmother she was. Her love for her family was truly unconditional.

Services will be 2:00pm on Thursday, February 27th at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Richard Harrold officiating. Burial will follow in Barker Cemetery at Mud River.

Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions toward funeral services.

We would like to thank CAMC CICU, Kanawha Hospice for their care.

Anthony Allen Price

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Alan Price
Anthony Alan Price, 58, of Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord Sunday February 23, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Charleston on May 31, 1955.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henson E. and Beuna L. Price.

Alan was a member of the Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed by the Kroger Company on Delaware Ave., for 32 years and enjoyed his Pepperidge Farms bread route, as of late.

Alan is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Fred. and Anna M. Price of Danville, his very dear girlfriend Wanda Monday of Alum Creek and her son and family Josh and Sarah Monday and their two sons; Luke and Logan who were like grandsons to Alan, nephews Bret and (Kara) Price and their sons, Shane and Cory, Bart and (Stephanie) Price and their children Eric, Rebecca and Taylor, nieces; Allison and (Andy) Clem and their children Jonah and Norah, and Tammy and husband, Divence Moore.

Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday February 26, at Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church, 2309 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens Yawkey. Family and friends will gather from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek.

Mark Alan Madden

February 18th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

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Mark Alan Madden, 55, born November 7, 1958, and died Monday, February 17, 2014 of cancer at Charleston Hubbard House. He was a lifelong resident of Alum Creek, WV. He was the son of the late Bobby R. Madden of Alum Creek. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Alta Madden and brother-in-law, Gavin Whitrock.

He is survived by his wife, Penny (Smith) Madden, two sons, Justin, Orlando, FL and Jordan, St.Albans, WV; mother, Patricia (Peggy) Madden, Alum Creek; brothers: Steve (Debbie) and Jesse (Tammy) Madden, Alum Creek; Sisters: Sandy (Marshall) Pauley, Alum Creek; Connie Whitrock, Denver, CO and Joyce (Rob) Davis, Charleston. Fourteen nieces and nephews, pet cat, Max; and many cousins and friends.

He was a 1977 graduate of Duval High School, attended Marshall University and a former member of the Pipefitters Union Local 625 of Charleston, WV. His hobbies included golfing, fishing and watching the Oakland Raiders football team. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He is greatly loved and will be missed by all. Mark was a Christian and looked forward to being received by Christ in his remaining days.

The family would like to thank St. Francis Hospital, Hubbard House and Hospice for excellent and compassionate care for Mark.

Graveside Services at 11:00am Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey, WV, with Minister Richard Runyan officiating.

 

Robert C. (Bob) Knightstep

February 17th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (8 Comments)

Robert Knightstep
Robert C. (Bob) Knightstep, 86, of Dunbar died Sunday, February 16, 2014, after a short illness surrounded by his daughters and sons-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty and grandson, Kristopher Kenneth Samples.

He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Bob worked in sales most of his life, helping to build and run radio stations and selling lubricants and chemicals to industrial companies. For the last 20 years his expertise was devoted to the establishment and growth of OCCWV in South Charleston with Robbie and Matt.

Bob was a generous and compassionate person and will be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his daughters, Donna (Ken) Samples and Robbie (Matt) Coleman.

A private graveside service will be Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Samples’ Family Cemetery, Spring Hill, where he will be laid to rest near his beloved wife and grandson.

 

Marion Marie Calhoun

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Marion Calhoun 1Marion Marie Calhoun, 92, of Hamlin, went home to the Lord Tuesday February 11, 2014 at Lincoln Nursing and Rehab in Hamlin after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents Forest and Ollie Harless McClure, husbands, Verbal E. Miller and John C. Calhoun, children; Ivola, Izola, Rachel, Joyce and Jackie Lee, 2 husbands; Verbal E. Miller, and John C. Calhoun, brothers; Londis and Clarence McClure, sisters; Dot Breedlove, Della Ryan, Mary Francis Antill and Irene Williams.

She is survived by her Sister; Dorothy Meadows of Alkol,  9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, February 15, at Curry Funeral Home 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Oshel Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Mallory- Miller Cemetery Alkol.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions toward funeral services.

 

Robert James Peterson

February 11th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

robert pattersonRobert James Peterson, 67, of Yawkey died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at CAMC General.

He was the fomer owner of the Alum Creek Fas Chek and a member of the Griffithsville Masonic Lodge. Rob also served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Robert (Jeanie) Peterson, Ann Marie Peterson and Joseph Peterson; brothers, Richard (Brenda) Peterson and Randall (Jean) Peterson, MD; grandchildren, Kierra, Aramaya, Brooklynn and Brandon.

Funeral service will be 12:30 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, WV. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

 

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Denver Herschel “Peanuts” Hall, 65, of Yawkey, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at home after a long illness.

He was a former employee of Pennzoil Oil and Gas, a member of Teamsters Local 175 and a 1966 graduate of Duval High School.

Denver was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Ann Hall.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Suzann; daughter, Mindy (Rex) Christian of Yawkey; brother, Ken (Shirley) Hall of Alum Creek; grandchildren, Melinda, Ben, Crystal, Chris and Peter; and four great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, Feb. 8th, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Oshel Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to say a special “thank you” to Heather Chapman of Hospice and Todd Bays with Thomas Home Health.

Rev. Walter A. Means

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (14 Comments)

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Rev. Walter A. Means, 78, and his wife, Charlotte, 76, went home to meet the Lord, February 2, 2014, after a tragic car collision. The accident occurred at the intersection of Rt. 119 and Willow Drive after they had left services at the Trinity Independent Baptist Church Sunday night.

Walter pastored more than 46 years at many area churches and now served as a church member at Trinity Baptist. He was also a master mechanic working on automobiles at area dealerships; also mining equipment and even airplanes at Mallory Airport. He was a USMC veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Kathleen Means, his first wife of 52 years, Sarah Jane “Nanny” Means and his son, Ronald Allen Means.

He is survived by his sons: Jimmy (Debbie); David (Kim); Stanley (Linda); Clinton (Elizabeth); Keith (Michelle Hall), Herbert (Angie Coffman); grandchildren, Mandy (Dean Ross); Dora (Chris)Perry; Shavion, Amber (Patrick Holley); Clinton T., Sierra, Autumn, Jocelyn ,John, Ben & Casey Bailey; Addison, Justin, Kayla ( Scott) Keller, Lolita; Great-grandchildren: Dylan, Devon, Emily, Arianna, Victoria, Ethan, Natalie; Alani, Landon, Bella, Betty, Aden, Morgan, Serenity, and Andrew; Brothers: Bruce Dallas and Jerry Wayne Means and life long friend whom Walter loved like a brother Billy Jo Pauley; Sisters: Erma Dunlap, Pat Hopkins, Violet Eads, Linda Anselment, Carolyn Johnson, Becky Bowen, Darlene Gillerlain, and also surviving him is a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1:00pm Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastors Gene Pauley and Frank Chapman. Burial will be at the B.J. Means Memorial Cemetery, South Charleston, with military graveside rites by Post 6418, St. Albans, VFW. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 to 9:00pm.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity Independent Baptist Church, PO Box 9553, South Charleston, WV 25309.