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Barbara Fay Payne

December 27th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Barbara Fay Payne, 84, of Woodville, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Danville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Dewey (Bus) Payne, and children Sampie, Lonnie Willis, Chuck and Phyllis.

She is survived by her daughter, Lilly Payne, Danville; sons, Johnny (Kathy) Payne, Newton Falls, OH; Rocky (Regina) Payne, Danville; and Daniel (Loria) Payne, Sod; brother, Wootson Jennings Miller, Jr.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Services will be held 1:00pm on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV with Pastor David Sperry officiating.   Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery, Sod.  Family and friends may gather one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions toward funeral expenses.

Helen McClure

December 27th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (11 Comments)

Helen McClure

 

Helen G. McClure, 75, of Yawkey, born March 7, 1939 passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at home surrounded by loved ones.

She was a member of the Alum Creek Church of Christ;  and  a school teacher in Boone County for 36 years, touching and inspiring many lives throughout her career.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 6 brothers and sisters.

Helen is survived by her husband of 58 years, Marvin McClure; daughters, Sharee  (Kevin) Daniels of Yawkey, Tammy (Joseph) Vickers of Alkol, Jill (Keith) Craig of Yawkey and Elizabeth McClure of Tornado; Bruce (Kim)  Cook of Teays Valley; 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; sisters, Doris (Roger) Escue and Barbara Ruby both of Sod.  She was loved and will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, December  30th, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Ministers Kim Matthews and Joseph Watts.   Burial will follow at McClure Family Cemetery, Yawkey.  The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service.

 

Carl Wayne Clinton

December 26th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Carl Clinton

 

Carl Wayne Clinton, 49, of South Charleston, died on Christmas Day at the home of his sister, Lora Walker, after a heart episode.

He was a graduate of South Charleston High School.

Carl was preceded in death by his father, Nile Clinton, Sr., and brother, Jimmy Clinton.

He is survived by his mother, Lora Mae Clinton; sisters, Teresa Andrews and Lora K. (Bobby) Walker; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be 12 Noon, Monday, December 29th at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Chaplain Jim Burgess officiating.   Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.   The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Lynda Tae Reed

December 24th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

 

Lynda Tae Reed, 74, Charleston, died Tuesday December 22, 2014 at Meadowbrook Acres Greenbrier Street, Charleston. Graveside services were held at French Cemetery, Charleston December 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

James Elvin Ryan

December 22nd, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

James Elvin Ryan, 73, of Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.

He was a barber and later the owner and operator of Ryan’s Restaurant in Alum Creek.

He is survived by his wife, Vada; sons, Jamon Ryan and Phil Ryan (wife, Deana); and grandson, Austin Ryan

A private service was held Monday, December 22, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road,  Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.   Burial was at Forks of Coal Memorial Park,

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25387.

Billy (C.W.) Gillenwater

December 20th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Billy (C.W.) GillenwaterBilly (C.W.)  Gillenwater, 90, of  Yawkey passed away at home Friday, December 19, 2014.

He was a retired pipefitter with Local No. 625 and a lifelong resident of Lincoln County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Emmer Estep Gillenwater; son, Denny;  daughters, Judy McGue and Karen Lovejoy; brothers, Guy, Otis, Gay and Eddy; sisters, Sudie Kessinger, Eulah Breedlove, Orphie Doyle, Cleo Thomas, Naomi Hurner and Don Young.

Billy is survived by his wife of 66 years, Juanita Foley Gillenwater; daughter, Lorrie Cooper; sons, Steve, Billy Joe, and Jason (Shelly) Gillenwater;  22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.  He was a loving father and friend to many, he will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Richard McCallister officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Wilma Marie Smith

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

Wilma SmithWilma Marie Smith, 90,  Scott Depot, went home to be with the Lord on  Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Hospice West, South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Smith, brother: Everette Downey and her parents Roy Downey and Mabel Lee.

She was a Sunday School teacher for 55 years and a member of Eternal Light Church of God, St. Albans.  She was formerly an office manager for St. Albans Window and later retired from Nitro Window.

She is survived by three sons:  Robert (Elizabeth); Chuck (Carol); and David (Wanda); four daughters: Sue (Virgil) Brogan; Annette Mitchell; Roberta Smith (Jim Hickman); and Dawnetta (Greg) Cook;  Brothers: Roy Lee Downey; Jerry (Barbara)Downey and Charles (May)Downey; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 3:00pm on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with her three sons officiating, Robert, Chuck and David.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek.

Friends may gather two hours prior to the service.

Wilma’s family is very grateful to Lori Hughes and also the staff at Hospice West for their wonderful care.

Julia Marie Atkins Stone

December 15th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Julia StoneJulia Marie Atkins Stone, 81, of Alkol, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House after having lived a full and loving life.

She was Christian and a member of Sycamore Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Alkol.

Julia  was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James Marvin Stone; parents, Queenie and Lylmer Atkins; sisters, Emma Burns, Ruth Watson and Madeline Hodge.

She is survived by her son, Jim (Marilyn) Stone; daughters, Pamela Aldridge, Kim (Jeff) Smith, Becky (Bill) Bowe, and Sarah (Mark) Kennedy; sister, Etta Pritchard of Xenia, OH; brothers-in-law, Kenny Burns of Charleston and Rick Stone of TX; sisters-in-law, Gladys Green of Nitro and Lora Stone of Ravenswood; 21 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and foster children to whom she was “granny”.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 17, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Darrell Searls.  Burial will follow in Stone Family Cemetery, Alkol.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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

The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to their sister, Becky, Bill and their children   for their loving care and devotion to mom; also to Kanawha Hospice nurses, Anyia Howard, Melanie Martin and Kitty Prowse; and the staff at Hubbard Hospice House.

 

Helen May Johnson

December 14th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (7 Comments)

Helen JohnsonHelen May Johnson, 68, of 23 Brooks Manor, Charleston went home to be with the Lord Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short illness.

She was a former employee of CAMC General Division, Charleston, and a 1965 graduate of Duval High School.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas F. and Olive Johnson; sisters, Betty Johnson and Jana Justice; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Jr. “Buddy” and Loretta Johnston; brother in law, Larry Young.

She is survived by her twin sister, Ellen Johnson; sisters, Lillian Smith, Loretta J. (Russell) Turley and Marie Young; brothers, Forrest G. (Rose) Johnston, Dannie B. (Rose Mary) Johnston, Stanley “Josh” (Carolyn) Johnson and Henry W. “David” Johnson; brother-in-law, Londis Justice and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral  service will be held 2pm Tuesday, December 16, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek.  Burial will be at Johnson Family Cemetery, Alkol, at a later date.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to express a special Thank You to Hubbard Hospice House and the STICU at CAMC General.   In lieu of flowers, it was Helen’s request donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN  38101-9950.

Dorsey F. Ferrell

December 8th, 2014 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

Dorsey FerrellDorsey F. Ferrell, 81, of Huntington went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Huntington Hospice House after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rusty, and parents, Dennis & Crete Ferrell.

He served in Korea with the US Army; was a member of the American Legion Post 93 in Kenova; retired operator for Ashland Oil, and a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Ceredo.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Adkins Ferrell; two sons: Mike Ferrell, Woodstock, GA and Ed Ferrell and his companion, Paula Dilley and her daughter, Calysta, Ironton, OH.  Also survived by grandchildren: Becca (Justin) Mussara and Chris Ferrell; one great-granddaughter: Audrey Mussara and special nephew: Scott Ashworth.

Services will be 2:00pm Wednesday, December 10th at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV, with Pastors Paul Meadows and John Fry officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hill Memory Gardens, Yawkey, with military graveside rites conducted by Alum Creek VFW Post #4768.

Friends will gather one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the  Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV  25702.