Kenneth Darian Webb

June 30th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Kennith WebbKennith Darian Webb, 67. of Sod went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Hospice West, South Charleston.

He was a former baker at Spring Hill Pastry, South Charleston; he served in the U. S. Navy  during the Vietnam War;  a Christian and a member of Joe’s Creek Baptist Church.

Kennith was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mabel Webb; brothers, Mike, Bobby, Gifford and Cecil; sister, Gloria Jean Schronce and daughter, Regina Tackett.

He is survived by sons, Daniel Webb of Virginia Beach, Va; Kennith Jr. (Tina) Webb of Garretts Bend and Ricky (Emily) Webb of Mechanicsburg, Pa;  daughter, Crystal (John) Hampton of Huntington; step-son, Billy(Jessica) Walker of Columbus, Oh; brothers, James (Peggy) Webb, Richard (Helen) Webb and  Foster (Nancy) Webb; sister, Betty (Bobby) Means;   10 Grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins that will love and miss Ken very much.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1st, at Joe’s Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Robert McCallister officiating.  Burial will follow in the Webb-Means Cemetery at Tango with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Jack E. Johnson

June 30th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Jack Johnson obit photo


JACK E. JOHNSON, 86, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Ruth, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty (nee Farthing) and precious granddaughter Angela Johnson, siblings Dorothy, Eloise, Jim, Fred, Ernest, Earl, Don and John. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze star. He was the father of Diana Johnson, Debbie Spooner, Donna Spencer & Darla Orgovan. He was a Loving grandfather and great-grandfather.  Graveside service will be Noon Monday June 30 at Johnson Family Cemetery,Rable Mt. Road, South Charleston with Military Graveside Rites.

Phyllis Ann Alford

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

Alford obit photoPhyllis Ann Alford 77 of St. Albans passed away peacefully, Monday, June 23, 2014.

A devoted daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Phyllis was born in Charleston, WV to Mary & Eugene Schuck on April 6, 1937. She was a 1955 graduate of Charleston High School.  She was employed by The Diamond, the Lindy Co and Waco Scaffolding .  Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.  She is preceded in death by her parents.

Phyllis is survived by her two daughters, Sherrie Ellison of Fort Mill, SC and Kelly (John) Farry of Wilmington, NC and her three grandchildren, Hayden Ellison of Fort Mill, SC; Zachary Farry of Charlotte, NC and Jordan Farry of Wilmington, NC and her sister Janet (Blair) Pridemore of St. Albans, WV.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m.  Friday, June 27, 2014 at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans, WV, lower mausoleum chapel with Pastor Terry Hogue officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Dr., Charleston, WV 25311.

Anna Beulah Morris

June 13th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Anna MorrisAnna Beulah Morris, 88, of Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 12, 2014 after a long illness at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She attended Hopewell Baptist Church and Mt. Tabor Church of God, where Anna’s deceased husband, Rev. Eugene P. Morris was a pastor and also had a radio program for many years.   She was also predeceased by siblings, Samuel and Charles Pell Carr, Jr., and Esther Midkiff Roe.

Anna is survived by her children, Eugene P. (JoAnn Morris), Peggy Ann (Kenneth) Stevens, Mark Morris and John (Rhonda) Morris; brothers, Joseph (Dorla) Carr, Glen Carr, Robert E. (Helen) Carr and Thomas G. (Abby) Carr; sisters, Mary Drumheller, Rebekah  R. Boone, Margaret E. Boggs, Betty (Russell) Tinsley and Audra F. Carpenter; 8 grandchildren and one great grandson.

Funeral service will be 2pm Monday, June 16 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Rev. Dwight Priestley and Pastor Dwight McClure officiating.  Burial will follow in Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Mayme ZirkleMayme Louisa Keeling Zirkle, 77, of Sumerco was born 5 August 1936 and passed peacefully in her sleep Thursday morning at home on Keeling Ridge due to the chronic complications of rheumatoid arthritis.

Mayme was born, raised her children and cared for her parents at the family property on Keeling Road.  She was an avid bowler, fisherman and hunter before her illness of 23 years.  The last few years of her condition she cared for her husband as he dealt with Alzheimer’s.  Paul died on 23 January 2011.  Mayme’s niece, Pam, was with her when she died.  Throughout her illness Mayme never lost her ability to laugh or to be honest.  Most people called her a “straight shooter”.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Paul Zirkle; parents W. C. and Gertie McClure Keeling; siblings, Dessie, Norine, Cecil, Okey, Betty, Asa, Wynoka and Mae Keeling.  Also, Mayme lost two brothers in WWII, Clifford Keeling and Eugene McClure.

Mayme is survived by her sisters, Mary and Phyllis of Sumerco; sons, Mark of Sumerco and Tim (Denis) of Texas;  special nieces, Debbie Hudson and Pam Thompson of Sumerco; sister-in-law, Joyce Zirkle Bailey of Alum Creek and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 3 pm Sunday, June 15, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow in Lively Cemetery, Sod.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Doris Hartwell

Doris Shelton Green Hartwell of Saint Albans, entered eternal rest Friday, June 6, 2014 at Sweetbriar of Dunbar after a long illness.

Doris was born November 17, 1925,  in Mountain State Hospital, Charleston, to now deceased parents,  Olive Foreman Shelton and William MacCorkle Shelton of Clay.  Her son,  Ronald B. Green, her brother, Wilson Thomas Shelton and wife, June Williams Shelton also predeceased her.

She attended Kanawha Valley Schools and graduated from Charleston High School in 1943, then attended Southern Seminary & Junior College, Buena Vista, Va., and later West Virginia State College. She retired from Union Carbide as a senior administrative secretary after 30 years of service.

Doris was an active member of St. Albans First Baptist Church, former Sunday school teacher, Deaconess Board, served many offices for American Baptist Women local and past state officer of American Baptist Women. She was a spectator and active participant in sports, Bible studies, sewing, knitting, handwork and most of all she loved the card ministry that the Lord encouraged her to keep current.

She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 40 years, Doyle Kelva Hartwell; son,  Daniel S. Green (Sandi) of Okatie, S. C., also entrusted and cherished son,  Mark Alan (Shauna) Hartwell of Houston, Texas; and also entrusted and cherished daughter, Anita Hartwell Sims (Doug) of St. Albans;  and a surviving niece (just like the daughter she always wanted), Sheri Shelton Meadows; grandchildren,  Stacey (Brad) Rayburn, Jason (Lana) Green, Brian Green, Zachary Green, Sara (Brian) Jones, Rebecca (Eric) Travis, Natalie Sims, Whitney (Travis) Hayes, Caleb Hartwell, and  Katie Hartwell; great-grandchildren, Tyler Rayburn, Connor Rayburn, Sarah Green, Anna Bell Green, Hannah Miller, Madison Jones, Mallory Jones, Christopher Travis, Benjamin Travis, Clair Travis, Andrew Travis, and Julieette Travis.

Her wish was  to be cremated. There will be a memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at St. Albans First Baptist Church, 6th Ave.  and 2nd Street, St. Albans, with Pastor Joel Harpold officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cinerarium.

The family will receive friends form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

A special thanks to all the staff at Sweetbriar of Dunbar and also to everyone at HospiceCare.


Ben McCallisterBenjamin Franklin McCallister 46, of South Charleston, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 due to drowning while vacationing at Virginia Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years,  Jo; children,  Allison (Jestin) Gravely, Marina, Zack and Courtney McCallister; grandchildren,  Jacob McCallister, Haley and Jason Gravelyl;  mother,  Virginia McCallister;  brother,  Russell Lee McCallister; sisters,  Belinda Fox, Pamela McMillion, Dreama Lenn and Sarah Golden and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 10, at 6:00 PM at the Crooked Creek Church of God, Greenview Road, South Charleston with Pastor Mark Thaxton officiating. Burial will follow at the McCallister Family Cemetery,  Alum Creek.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday at the church.



Julia “Judy” Kathryn Hill Carter, 84, of Charleston passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Judy was born in Grapevine, WV on December 31, 1929 to the late John and Evelyn Baldwin. She retired from the WV State Capital after serving 22 years in the Personnel Department of the WV Department of Highways.

Judy also preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years Rex Hill.

She is survived by a son: Robert “Bob” D. Hill and wife Dianna, of Charleston; grandchildren: Julie Wallace, of Raleigh, NC; Dusty Hill, of Hurricane; and Destiny Newcome, of Cross Lanes; great-grandchildren: Michael Granger, of Raleigh, NC; Davian and Alania Hill, of Hurricane.

Private services were held at the Forks of Cemetery Alum Creek.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Mark Wayne McClure

June 4th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (15 Comments)

Mark McClureMark Wayne McClure, 51, of South Charleston died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

He was a long time employee and inventor with the family business, Walhonde Tools,  Inc., located in Alum Creek; a member and past president of the Alum Creek Lions Club; a member of the Dunbar Masonic Lodge AF & AM;  served as past commander of Kanawha Commandry No. 4  Knights Templar; a member of the Tyrian Chapter No. 13 Royal Arch Masons; a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple; and  was a believer in Jesus Christ.

Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul George and Glen and Gladys McClure.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jane; three children, Brittany, Cailin and John; parents, Gary and Kay McClure; siblings, Christy (Mark) Kiser, Matthew McClure and Marta Tankersley; grandmother, Loraine George and many other family members and friends.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Tommy Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek, with Masonic Graveside Rites conducted by the Dunbar Masonic Lodge No. 159.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Mark McClure Memorial Fund, c/o Alum Creek Lions Club, P.O Box 224, Alum Creek, WV  25003

John Holovic Jr.John Joseph Holovic, Jr., 75, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 30, 2014, at home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Holovic, and his daughter Teresa O’Connor.

He was a retired clerk and mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and a member of the Bible Center Church, Charleston,. He served in the US Air Force from 1957 – 1961.

He is survived by daughter, Cathi Holovic Richards of South Charleston; 2 sons: Daniel J. Holovic, (Valeska Schrader) of Beckley, Scott E. Holovic of Raleigh, NC; stepson, Mark Holtsclaw of Fishers, IN, and Step-daughter, Melondy Mooney of Charleston; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Service will be 12:00 Noon  Friday, June 6, 2014 at Bible Center Church 100 Bible Center Drive, South Charleston with Pastor Chad Cowan officiating. Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 on Thursday at the church.