Olivene ChandlerOlivene (Brownie) Chandler, 94, of Ripley, WV, was lifted by angels Tuesday, June 28, 2016 with her family by her side.

She was born December 29, 1921 in Left Fork, Lincoln County, WV.  She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, George, Jr.; parents, Hansford “Hank” and Nannie Hager Linville; and sister, Marigold Atkins.

Olivene was a graduate of Marshall University and taught school for 30 years in Lincoln, Roane and Jackson County.  She loved children and many have told the family over the years she was their favorite teacher.

She always had a smile and loved to joke and tell stories of her childhood and years of experiences in life.  It was a joy to sit and listen to her tales and laughter.  She loved reading, working puzzles, playing Yahtzee and most of all spending time with family.

Olivene had many caretakers in her later years of life and truly loved each as family.  We are very grateful for their love and assistance.

She loved music and singing.  She and her husband, George, sang in a gospel quartet in their early years of marriage, along with her father and uncle; and she always enjoyed singing with her daughter, Sharon.

Olivene’s gentle soul, kindness and unconditional love will be missed by her family and friends.  She was a member of The Church of Christ and had a very strong faith.

She is survived by her son, Rodney Hale of Alum Creek; daughter, Sharon Chandler and Jim Nielsen of Ripley; former daughter-in-law, Judy Hale of Winfield; former son-in-law, Keddy Williamson of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Lee Hale and Leah Nicole Hale of Alum Creek; great grandchildren, Jake, Lainey and Lilly all of Alum Creek; and her beloved puppy dog, Mickey.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Minister Jordan Barr officiating.  She will be laid to rest at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens in Sumerco, Lincoln County, WV.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Union Mission Ministries, Inc., P. O. Box 112, Charleston, WV  25321-9982 for the flood victims of West Virginia, or the charity of your choice.

Damon Lee Harrison

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Damon Lee Harrison, Sr., 79, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his life-long partner Connie Fowler; parents, Luther & Gearthel Harrison; brothers, Stanley, Weetsie, Paul and Willi Harrison; sister, Peggy and grandson,  Ricky “Bubby” Huffman.

He is survived by his daughters,  Melinda (Rick) Huffman and Mindy Brown Mallett; son, Damon (Emily) Harrison; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Bibby, Jerry, Earl “Bugs” and Allen; sisters, Sissy Nelson and Sandy Breedlove and two very close friends, Irvin and Dale Escue.

Services will be 2:00pm Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Barker Cemetery, Ashford.  Visitation will be two hours prior to service.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Hospice, especially Izzy, RN, Holly, CNA, and Becky, SW.

Darrell Dana Fields

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (7 Comments)

Darrell FieldsDarrell Dana Fields, 66, of South Charleston, went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 18, 2016,  at home after a long illness.

He was a retired operator at DuPont in Belle with 32 years service.  He was a Christian and an active member of Mountain Heights Church.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his parents Collett & Lola Fields, sister, Carolyn Banasik and brother, Jarrell Fields.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beverly; sons: Brian Fields (Angie) and Anthony Darian Fields (Kari); grandchildren: Bryan Michael Fields, Katie Fields; step-grandchildren: Mikayla and Drew Clark, Cory, Brandy and Hunter McNeely; and sister: Delores Bush, South Charleston.

Services will be 11:00am Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Mountain Heights Church, 1201 Chestnut St., South Charleston, with Pastors Brad Joseph and Rob Lemon officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park with military graveside rites by Alum Creek VFW #4768.  Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 Tuesday, June 21st at the church.

Following the burial a dinner for family and friends will be held at the Church Activity Building.

Wilma L. Teel

June 18th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Wilma Teel photoWilma Lee Teel (83) of Scott Depot, WV passed on to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West at Thomas Hospital after a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving children and loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ercel and Millie Dunlap both of Sod; sister Ganava Hughes of St. Albans and husband Steven Homer Teel of Dunbar.

She was a loving, respected and honorable Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Pauley-Brown of St. Albans; son, Shawn Pauley of St. Albans, sister, Trilby Baumgartner of Scott Depot, brother, Jacky Dunlap (Charlene) of Sod,  Wilma has three Grandchildren: Christopher Pauley (Ruth) of Orrville, OH, Kelli Marshall (Adam) of Charleston and Josh Pauley of South Charleston, She also has six Great-Grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wilma Teel (Dunlap) was born in Mahan, WV on November 28, 1932 and grew up in Sod. She worked and retired from the K-Mart Corporation located at the Patrick Street Plaza in Charleston. She attended Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Hurricane, before she became to ill to attend any longer. She was a born-again Christian and full body water baptized. She loved working in her flower garden, tending her yard, decorating, cooking and helping others.

Funeral services will be held at Curry Funeral Home located in Alum Creek, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Visitation: 11 am for family. 12 pm-1 pm for everyone else and service, following with burial at Cunningham Cemetery located in St. Albans, with Pastor Lou Coffman officiating. Everyone is welcome.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Hubbard Hospice-West for taking such wonderful and loving care of our Mother and to Pastor Lou Coffman for her untiring dedication, support and love.

Van Buren Pauley Jr.

June 17th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Van Pauley Jr. obit photoVan Buren Pauley Jr., 88, of Sod went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 16, 2016 at home after a long illness.

He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran. After coming home he worked as a coal miner in Boone County for 17 years then 28 years in construction helping build several large buildings in Charleston including Commerce Square now Huntington Banks and Kanawha Valley now BB&T. He is a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church. He loved gardening, fishing and hunting with his trained Norwegian Elkhounds.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Van Buren Sr. & Lola Dunlap Pauley; wife, Naomi Pauley; 2 sisters, Evelyn McCormick, Juanita Huffman; brother, Billy Pauley.

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Phyllis (Buddy) Dunlap of Sod; Kathy (Bill) Buckland of South Charleston; Son, Van E. (Pratoom) Pauley of Sod; 4 grandsons, Cameron (Cindy) Dunlap, Billy Buckland, Paul (Amanda) Buckland, Bobby Dawson; 7 great grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Isaiah, Elijah, Jaydin, Jase & Naomi; 1 brother, Pete (Nancy) Pauley of South Charleston & many other family members and friends.

Services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Rd. with Pastors David Cooper, Ron Stott & Butch Brogan officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery at Sumerco, WV with military gravesite rites by Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.

Family and friends will gather 2 hours prior to the service.

Timothy James McCormick

June 14th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Timothy McCormick photoTimothy James McCormick, 44, of Hurricane died Friday June 10, 2016 in Waldorf, Maryland where he was employed with boilermakers.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood Boiler Makers Local 667.

He is survived by his dad and step-mother, Jim & Mary Lou McCormick of Hurricane; Mother Trish McCormick of Teays Valley; brother Richard McCormick of Teays Valley; sisters Jamie(Kris) Mallory of St. Albans, Mary Beth Lewis of Teays Valley; 4 nieces, many Aunts & Uncles and other family who loved him.

Services will be 3:00 PM Friday June 17, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery at Sumerco.   Family and friends will gather 1 hour prior to the service.

Paul Irvin Thomas

June 14th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Paul Irvin Thomas, 84, of Parma, Ohio, formerly of St. Albans, went home to the Lord Saturday, June 11, 2016.

He was preceded in death by: parents Albert Franklin Thomas and Ana May Thomas, brother Herbert – died in WWII, Franklin and Francis.

He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Alaska from 1949 – 1951, he worked for Ford Motor Company, Walton Hills, Ohio for 38 years. He enjoyed serving as a member of Columbia Station Baptist Church in Ohio and Highlawn Baptist Church in WV.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean; children, Paul Herbert Thomas of Tampa, Fl., Alan Ray Thomas of Katy, Texas, Sharon Herman of Parma, OH and Steven Kyle Thomas of Anchorage, Ak.; sisters,  Doris Wooten of Huntington and Gerry Brown of St. Albans; grandchildren Brandon Herman, Ryan Herman, Kyle Herman, Abby Thomas, Julia Thomas, Elizabeth Columbo, and great grandchildren Scott Herman and Makenzie Herman and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans with Dr. Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating.  Burial will follow at Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Highlawn Baptist Church.

Walter Maxwell Coy

June 13th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Walter Maxwell Coy, 77 of Yawkey passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at home.

He was a retired mechanic from Hobet Mines.

He is survived by his: sons, Ronald (Janie) Coy and Randall (Patricia) Coy all of Yawkey, Russell (Tammy) Coy of Westerville, OH, sisters Minnie Young, Pricilla Schuler and Beatrice Schuler, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Service will be 6:00 PM Wednesday June 15, 2016, at Curry funeral Home Alum Creek with Pastor Jackie Miller officiating. Committal service will be 11:00 AM Thursday June 16 at Coy Family Cemetery in Yawkey.

The family will receive friends one hour prior the service at the funeral home.

Norma Jean Griffith

June 12th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Norma Jean GriffithNorma Jean Griffith, 81, from McCorkle, WV shed her earthly body that was diminished by Alzheimer’s and is now at peace with her Savior, Jesus, in Heaven.

Several times in her last hours she saw and spoke of that beautiful place and held her hand out to Jesus wanting to go with Him.  He granted that request on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

She is reunited with her husband, Frankie; son, Brian; son-in-law, Patrick Dunlap; Father and Mother, Estel and Bervil Smith; and many other family and friends who made the transition to Heaven before her.

Norma Jean’s two passions in life were her family and her church.  Even when she could no longer remember their names, she still worried about and prayed for her family and ALWAYS wanted to go to church, though she was no longer able to attend.

She was a wonderful godly woman, who will be greatly missed by her church and community, but, oh so much by her children, Pamela Dunlap, Randy (Debra) Griffith and Cindy (Chuck) Bays; her 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; brother, Buddy (Lina) Smith; and sisters, Helen McCormick and Karen (Bill) Wright.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016 at McCorkle Freewill Baptist Church, McCorkle with Pastor Ron Scott officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

What a great homecoming it will be when all who loved her join her in  Heaven one day!!!

Corrine Mollohan

June 11th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Corrine MollohanCorrine Mollohan, 65, of Charleston, formerly of Sumerco, left this earth on Friday, June 10, 2016 surrounded by her loving and supportive family.  She was escorted by angels into the arms of her gracious, kind and forgiving heavenly Father, where she is now enjoying her forever beautiful heavenly home.

She was born July 13, 1950 to the late Dewey and Geneva Wright Smith.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Perry Mollohan and brothers, Ronald and Gary Smith.

Corrine loved God and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston.

She is survived by four children, Christine Brown and Michelle Nichols of Fl., Aundria Jenkins of SC and Brian of In.; sisters, Midge (Norm) Justice of Hurricane and Phyllis (Bruce) Cooper of Griffithsville; sisters-in-law, Rita Smith and Wilma Smith; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Service will be 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 13th, at Curry Funeral Home with Pastor Richard McCallister, Pastor Rick Cooper and Dakota Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.

Corrine will be laid to rest on Tuesday, June 14th,  at Midkiff Cemetery, Sumerco.

The family would like to thank her many doctors, nurses and other staff members that provided excellent care for her over the years and also to Thomas ICU and Hospice for their kindness and compassion during her last days.