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Ruth May Owen

December 29th, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Ruth OwenRuth May Owen, 83, of Alum Creek went home to the Lord Monday, December 28, 2015 at Hillcrest Healthcare in Madison.

She was a member of the Alum Creek Church of Christ.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Owen; sister, Mary Ann White; and brother, Charles Gillispie.

She is survived by son, Ronnie (Ellen) Owen; her special daughter, Linda Owen, who was always by her side and provided her with loving care ; grandchildren, Ronnie Dale II and Crystal Gail Schoolcraft; great grandchildren, Lilly Owen and Nathan Schoolcraft; and brother, Harry (Wanda) Gillispie of Alum Creek.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Alum Creek Church of Christ with Ministers Kenneth Mitchell and Joseph Watts officiating.  Burial will follow at Priestley-Pate Cemetery, Alum Creek.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hillcrest for their wonderful care over the past 2 years.

 

Ted Wilson

December 29th, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (5 Comments)

Ted WilsonTed Wilson, 58, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday December 27, 2015 at CAMC General after a sudden illness.

He was born July 21, 1957 to the late Kenneth and Iona Wilson.  The last seven years he has  worked as an accountant for Chris Passero & Associates.

Ted is survived by his loving wife Karen, sons, David of Virginia and Kenny at home, brothers Jack of Petersburg, William of Tornado, Bruce of Columbus and Terry of Ona, sisters, Pam Lawson of Cross Lanes, Rosemary Pauley of Scott Depot and grandchildren Sabrina and D.J. of Virginia.

Memorial service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday December 30, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with family and friends sharing memories.   Burial at a later date will be in the Johnson-Pauley Cemetery, South Charleston.

Charles “Doug” Curry

December 29th, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Charles Douglas CurryCharles “Doug” Curry, son of the late Thearn and Elsie Adkins Curry, born May 26, 1945, died Thursday, December 24, 2015 at CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston, after a short illness.

Doug was a resident of Griffithsville, WV, for most of his life.  He graduated from Duval High School in 1963.  He was a farmer for many years.  Doug worked for Pennzoil as a well tender and was a member of the Teamsters.  After he retired he went on to be a truck driver and also worked at the Hampton Inn, South Charleston.

Doug is survived by his children: Brad (Sandy) Curry, Stephanie Stowers (Michael Smith), and Paul “Doug” (Kara) Curry; grandchildren, Nikki, Tyler, Riley, Addison, Kimberly, Haley, Brogan and Skylar; four step-children and six step-grandchildren; sister: Arzella Melnik and brother, Eddie May.  Also, he leaves behind a companion of four years, Norma Burgess.

A memorial service will be 7:00pm Tuesday December 29, 2015, at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Huffman Cemetery, Alkol.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff in the CCU Dept., at CAMC – Memorial for all of their hard work and kindness with the care of their father.

Opal G. Bowles

December 26th, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (8 Comments)

Opal BowlesOpal G.  Bowles, 101, of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Hospice West.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson “Red” Bowles, son, John J. Bowles and her grandparents, Paris & Louisa Sowards, who raised her from the age of 5; brother, Roy Jimison; and sister, Arminta Bowles.

She was a Christian and a member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from the WV Department of Motor Vehicles.

She is survived by daughter, Connie (Donald) Pauley; four grandchildren, Melondy Holbert, Ed Pauley, John Bowles, Jr.,  and Amy Perdue;  daughter-in-law, Kay Pursley; 3 great-grandchildren Shannon Holbert, Toryn Pauley and Hope Thomas; 3 step grandchildren, Taylor Tafoya, Brandon and Madison Perdue; and special cousin, Betty Stacy.

Services will be 1:00pm Monday, December 28, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Jim Lennox officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.  Friends and family may visit two hours prior to the service.

 

Delmar Ray Blankenship

December 25th, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

Delmer BlankenshipDelmar Ray Blankenship, 88, of Alum Creek, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, after a long illness.

Delmar was born August 5, 1927, to the late Wilburn and Mabel Blankenship.  He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Alum Creek, a member of Ironworkers Local #301 of Charleston, Odd Fellows 32nd Degree Master Mason, a member of Beni Kedem Shriners, a Beni Kedem Motorcore, a member of Griffithsville #71 Mason Lodge and a member of Charleston Valley Scottish Rites.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Montegue “Bunk” Blankenship, James Blankenship, and Ralph Blankenship;  sisters, Audrey Robinson and Guynith McClure.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sarah Jane Blankenship; sons, Melvin (Monica) Blankenship of Sod,  Frederick “Kip” (Tammy) Blankenship of Alum Creek and Gregory Blankenship of Fuquay, NC; daughters, Rita (Jackie) Hughes of Alum Creek and Tammy (Bud) McClaskey of Buffalo; brother, Tommy Blankenship, Breingville, PA; sister, Geraldine Wade, Hurricane; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 29, 2015, with Pastors Dwight McClure and Frank Chapman officiating at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek.   Burial will follow at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Ona, WV.  Friends and family gather two hours prior to the service.

The family would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to Hubbard House West for their assistance in caring for him.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

 

 

Dennis Lee Jones

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Dennis Lee Jones, 65, of Scott Depot, WV passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, WV.

He was born on May 20, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Harley and Helen Jones.

Dennis served as a Sergeant in the U. S. Army during Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in action. He was a truck driving hauling mining chemical and hazardous material.

He lived the past 29 years in West Virginia with his loving wife, Wende, and their daughters.  He enjoyed fishing, airbrush artwork, in which he was an award winner, and carpentry.

Dennis is survived by his wife,  Wende; daughters, Briann Jones (Tim Steele) and Katie Jones (Jacob Rhodes) both of Charleston; son, Jeffrey Jones of New York; brothers, Ron Jones (Rose) of Elizabeth, WV, Dallas Jones (Terri) of Amherst, OH and Billy Kivon of North Olmstead, OH; sisters, Linda Lucak (Jeff) of Maple Heights, OH and Helen Toth Kivon of Parma, OH.

It was Dennis’ request there be no services.

The family would like to thank the staff of the ER at Charleston Memorial Hospital, the SICU and the nurses and staff of 5 South for the great care he received.

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

Wayne Miller

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (15 Comments)

Anthony MillerWayne Miller

Anthony “Wayne” Miller, 50, of Lincoln County & Charleston, WV passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Wayne was born December 10, 1965 in Lincoln County, WV to Jerry G. Miller and Tootsie G. Miller.

He loved God, his family and the outdoors.  He had an infectious sense of humor, and he thoroughly enjoyed a good laugh.  He worked for over 30 years in the tree trimming industry, built the family home with his own hands.  Wayne helped anyone who asked.  He was one in a million and will be dearly missed.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 29 years, Gena K. Miller; daughter, Sara J. Miller; son, Jared W. Miller; father, Jerry G. Miller; and siblings, Barbara G. Miller and Elizabeth “Beth” Keeling.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 24th, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Jackie Miller officiating.  Burial will follow at the Miller Family Cemetery, Sumerco.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

 

Opal Kitchen

December 21st, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Opal KitchenOpal Kitchen, 90, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arch and Chalcie Meikle; husband George; loving daughter Lottie; brothers Delmer and Parker Meikle; sisters Marie Ernest (Listen) and America Green (Danner).

Opal is survived by her brothers Tom Meikle (Audry), Bob Meikle (Lucy); sister Phyllis Debord (Cal); sister-in-law, Anna Mae Meikle; two very special nieces which she considered daughters Jean Adkins (Terry) and Diana Green; her special great nieces and nephews who she considered her grandchildren; Angela Adkins, Hope Fout (Eric); Terry Adkins (Amy), Jerry Adkins along with their children who held a special place in Opal’s heart Matt Orcutt, Hunter McClure, Natalie Fout, Austin and Aubry Adkins, and Emmy Carte. Opal had many other special nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

Opal was one of a kind.  She was a good mother, sister, neighbor, aunt, and friend.  She was loved by all who met her.  She had a way of making people feel special.  If you visited Opal it didn’t matter how long you stayed she wanted you to stay longer.  She was a good listener and she told you her truthful opinion.  She loved the Lord and longed for the day she would be reunited with her daughter Lottie.  She was a member of Fuquay Church of God.  She was the last of the front porch gang which included Olive Banks, Danner Green, Ray Pauley, and Charlie Sigmon. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all of us.

Services will be 2:00pm Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lakhani and his staff for many years of care and the staff at Thomas Memorial during her illness.

 

Oley Leo Pauley

December 20th, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

Oley PauleyOley Leo Pauley, 92, of South Charleston, formerly of Lincoln County, went home to be with the Lord Saturday December 19, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.

He was a retired construction worker and member of Laborer’s Local #1353. Oley was a Army Veteran of WWII where he received a Purple Heart after being wounded in action in Germany, January 11, 1945. He loved hunting, gardening and the Cincinnati Reds for sure.

Oley was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ruth.

He is survived by daughter, Brenda (Ed) Roberts of Hurricane; sons, Darrell (Suewanee) Pauley of Sod and Freddie (Terri) Pauley of Statesville, NC; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dad, this is not goodbye, but we’ll see you later.

Joyce Null Hill

December 17th, 2015 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Joyce HillJoyce Null Hill, 79 of Belle, passed away peacefully to go home to be with her children Harry Jr, Alice, Larry and Robert Allen.

Also preceding her in death was her parents Brady and Dorothy Hudson brother Gary and sister Patsy.

Joyce was born December 24, 1935 and passed away Sunday December 13, 2015 at CAMC General. She graduated from South Charleston High School and retired from One Valley Bank.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy K. Kernutt and husband Mike of Oregon, brother and sister by choice: Tommy and Dianna Green of Belle and several nieces and nephews and her aunt Barbara “Bobbie” Parsons.

Graveside service and burial will be 1:00 Thursday December 17, at Forks of Coal Memorial Park Alum Creek with Pastor Mike Kernutt officiating.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday December 16 at Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek.