Mary Frances Hutchison

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Mary Frances Hutchison, Mary Hutchinson Photo, of South Charleston went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the home of her son.

She was a longtime member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston. Mary was a former employee of Union Carbide and Hair Tech in Charleston, but her favorite job thru the years  was when she worked for the Charleston Charlies Baseball Team.

Mary was preceded in death by her son, Michael Lee Hutchison; parents, Harry and Mable Dillard; and sisters, Jean and Caroline Bartosiak.

She is survived by her son, Bill (Martha) Hutchison; granddaughters, Amy (Eric) Shouldis, Jessica (Jake) Burns and Emily Hutchison; 7 great grandchildren, Madison, Christian, Jackson, Hunter, Eli, Shayne and Stella.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 E. St., South Charleston, with Father John Finnell officiating.  Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens in Cross Lanes.   The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the church.

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


Otto Harrison Pauley, Jr.

March 20th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (6 Comments)

Otto Pauley Photo 1Otto Harrison Pauley, Jr., age 99, of Alum Creek, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017. He was born August 27, 1917, the oldest son of Otto Harrison Pauley, Sr. and Essie McClure Pauley in Dawes, West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Betty Kinder Pauley, sisters Dona Phillips and Athlene Tackett, and brothers Odie and William Pauley.

Left to treasure his memory are his daughters Vicki Hess and husband Reed of Alum Creek, Dawn Pauley and husband Joe Foley of Davis Creek, and Kimberly Kelly and husband David of South Charleston. Surviving grandchildren include granddaughter Paige Hill and husband Rex of Charleston and grandsons Brooks and Logan Gillenwater of South Charleston, and Jose Foley of Davis Creek. Also surviving are great grandchildren Serena and Hunter Hill of Charleston. He is survived by one brother, Arthur Pauley of Sumerco, and sisters Helen Moore of Florida, Emma White of Crosby, Texas, and Virginia Iris Lewis of Belle, West Virginia. Additionally, he is survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

With a quick mind and a love for books, Otto attended a one-room schoolhouse in Sumerco and graduated Otto Pauley Photo 2from Duval High School.  He then proudly served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater with the Company L 20th Infantry of the US Army. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals and various ribbons acknowledging his honorable and faithful service. After 4 years and 5 months service to his country, he returned home to Lincoln County to the fields and hills he loved vowing to never leave again.

He returned home in poor health and was treated for tuberculosis at Pinecrest Sanitarium in Beckley, West Virginia, where he met his lifelong companion, married her, and began to raise a family. To support his family, he worked first as a newspaper carrier for Daily Mail and later as a carpenter, but the work he really loved was coaxing food from his garden each summer. He was an avid gardener who loved the soil.

He was a person of many passions. He was a rare man equally at home in his garden or the library. Above all, he loved his family and was intensely loyal to friends. He will be missed by many.

The grateful family wishes to thank the staff at Oakridge Rehabilitation Center and the Charleston Memorial Hospital staff in the emergency room, the MICU, and Five South for their compassionate care of our father.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday evening, at Curry Funeral Home. The service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Orchard Hills Memorial Gardens with military rites.



Chris Smock

March 20th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (23 Comments)

Chris Smock PhotoChris Smock, 65, of South Charleston passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

A lifelong resident of South Charleston, Chris had a passion for building model cars, camping and spending time with his family and friends. He was a fan of dirt track, NHRA and NASCAR racing. Chris also loved classic cars and oldies music.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marilyn; son, Robert and daughter-in-law, Beth; beloved cat Sasquatch and grand-pup Molly. He will be sadly missed by family and numerous friends that were considered family.

Per his wishes, Chris will be cremated. A memorial gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date.


Barbara Ann Patterson

March 19th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Barbara Patterson PhotoBarbara Patterson Photo 2Barbara Ann Patterson, 83, of Charleston went to be with her Lord Friday, March 17, 2017 at home.

She was a faithful member of the Kanawha Baptist Temple and a loving mother and grandmother.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert “Curtis” Patterson; 16 year old daughter, Terrie Elaine; parents, Brent and Margaret Hamrick; brother, Roger Hamrick; and sister, Brenda Hartzog.

She is survived by her son, Pastor Curtis “Eddie” Patterson and his wife, Sharon; brothers, Phillip and Harold Hamrick; sisters, Betty Limer, Pam Furr and her husband, K, and Donna Leggett and her husband, Bud; grandsons, Nathanael (Crystal) Patterson, Jonathan and Jason (Jessica) Patterson; great grandchildren, Karis and Grayson; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Kanawha Baptist Temple, Charleston, with Pastors Curtis “Eddie” Patterson and Bill Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kanawha Baptist Temple, 1 Baptist Mountain, Charleston, WV 25311.

II Corinthians 5:8 “….to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Katherine Sue Perdue
Katherine Sue “Susie” Perdue, 60, of South Charleston went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Susie was born Nov. 7, 1956 to the late “Buster” and Vivian Parcell.

She was a graduate of Sherman High School. Susie was a faithful member of the Bible Center Church, where she served as a nursery worker. She worked at the Calwell Practice in Charleston, and was a former employee of the Boone Oil Company in Madison and the Costa IGA where she was a store manager. Susie enjoyed tending to her garden, spending time with her family, cooking with her granddaughters and splashing in the waves – she loved the water.

She also was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Jimmie and Wanda Perdue.

Susie is survived by her husband of 40 years, Wayne; sons, Jared (Sydney) Perdue of Hurricane and Brent (India) Perdue of South Charleston; sister, Jean Perdue; brother Joe Parcell; three granddaughters, Lauren, Charli and Canon; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be noon Monday, March 20, at Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston, with Pastors David Jones and Chad Cowan officiating. Burial will follow at the Holstein Cemetery, Dartmont. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Being a devoted Christian, it is only fitting that Susie left her Earthly body on 3/16.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The family would like to express a special thank you to all her friends and family that shared this journey with us. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25309.


Monna Shearer Skaggs

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Monna Skaggs PhotoMonna Shearer Skaggs, 81, of Chesapeake, W. Va., received her angel wings Monday, March 13th, after peacefully passing at Hubbard Hospice House.

Monna is preceded in death by her mother, Ada Harless; and her brothers, Dennis, Jimmy and Richard Harless.

Those left to cherish her memory include:  her loving, adoring husband of 40 years, Stan Skaggs; her beloved children: sons, Alan (Angela) Shearer, Randy (Paulette) Shearer, Terry (Mary) Shearer and daughter, Betty (Hamida) Neghmouche; 7 grandchildren that she adored:  Ashley, Christopher, Jonathan, Justin, Mikia, Brittany and Karima; and 4 great-grandchildren that made her life complete:  Lucas, Brylee, Cayson and Kyla.   Stepdaughters:  Gloria Boyce and Linda Ryan; 7 step grandchildren and 13 step great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by loving sisters, Sue Cline (Ranny) and Mary Lou (John) Simak; brothers, Kenneth Harless (Sonya) and Roger Harless.

A celebration of life for Monna will be  at 1:30 p.m.  Friday, March 17th, at the Abounding Grace Church of God, 120th Street, Chesapeake (a place held dear to Monna, as she had been a faithful member for over 60 years),  with Pastors Kenneth Hatfield and Rick Peters officiating. Burial will follow at the Kanawha Valley Gardens, Glasgow.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

A warm-hearted thank you to the staff at 5 Front CAMC Memorial and also Hubbard Hospice House for taking such great care of Monna;  and a special thanks to Dr. Mulinti for the compassionate care he provided.

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


Alvie Dunlap

March 13th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (7 Comments)

Alvie DunlapAlvie Frazier Dunlap, 45, of St. Albans passed away from this world into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday March 12, 2017, at home after a sudden illness.

Alvie was born and raised in Lincoln County, WV to the late Billie & Betty Dunlap.  Alvie is also preceded in death by his sister Belinda Smith.

Alvie was an active member of Mr. Tabor Church of God for over 18 years.  He served as elder, Sunday School Superintendent and choir member.  He loved his church family and  loved the Lord above all.  He showed Christian love to everyone he met.  He worked for Ziebart in Charleston for 25 years and loved to hunt.

Alvie is survived by his loving wife of almost 19 years,  Mary, who Alvie adored and gave so much love to.  He is also survived by his absolute pride and joy and very best friend, his adoring son, Riley, at home.  Also left to miss Alvie are his brothers, Billy (Susan) and Fred (Nancy) Dunlap, sister, Alice (Barry) Meadows, mother-in-law, who Alvie was caregiver for, Sue Boso, brother-in-law Chuck (Sharon) Boso, sister-in-law Jenny (Glenn) Woodall; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews (including three on the way), aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Alvie also leaves behind his two kitty cats, Dusty & Luna.

Services 2:00pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Mt. Tabor Church of God with Pastor Steve Blake officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, St. Albans.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers family requests contributions toward funeral services.

Charles ByrdCharles William “Butch” Byrd, 65, of Hurricane, (formerly of Sod) passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at home.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Byrd.

He was a retired coal miner.

He is survived by his children: Charlie (Tirra) Byrd; Billy (Anna) Byrd, Andrea (John) Frame, Tiffany (Joe) DeBord and T.J. (Amber) Dillo; father, Calvin Byrd; brother, Arthur (Rita) Byrd, sister, Deborah Litton; eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Richard McCallister officiating.  Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery, Sod.  Friends and family may gather one hour prior to the service.


Felicia Nicole Miller

March 8th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Filicia Miller
Felicia Nicole Miller, 28, of Dunbar, formerly of Sod, went home to the Lord Sunday, March 5, 2017.

She is survived by her mother, Teresa Miller; father, John Miller; half-sisters, Emily Reed and Tiffany Hall; and grandmother, Easter Alice Miller.

A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Lively Cemetery, Sod, with Pastor Paul Little officiating.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.
Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Ruby Shaffer PhotoRuby J. Shumate Harrah Shaffer, 82, was a beautiful and loving soul created by our father in heaven went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Kayford, WV in 1934, to Ora & Lucy Crank Shumate.  She grew up in a large family with ten siblings; Olive, Billie, Anna, Wanda, Charlotte, Linda, Sonja, George, William & Clayton.  While working at Kanawha Valley Hospital she met Robert Matthew Harrah.  They married and started a home in Brounland, WV, where they had five children; Robert, David, Debra, Kathy & Steven.  They were together 25 years.  She met and later married Dannie B. Shaffer and moved to Legg Fork Road, Pocatalico, WV.

While raising a family, she attended WV State College and earned a degree in education.  She taught kindergarten at Alum Creek Elementary for several years and realized her passion was nursing.  She obtained employment at CAMC; where she loved and cared for patients for 17 years before health issues forced her into disability then retirement.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; Robert M. Harrah, Sr., and Dannie B. Shaffer; parents, Ora & Lucy Shumate; sisters, Olive Schmidt, Juanita Shumate, Wanda Davis, Anna Smith, Sonja Harness; and brothers George & William Shumate.

She is survived by her children: Robert M. ((Geeta) Harrah, Lancaster, OH; David T. (Sherry) Harrah, Spring Hill, FL; Debra K. (Jonathan) Bechard, Vancouver, Washington; Kathy L. Harrah, Whitesville, WV and Steven A. (Janice) Harrah, Columbus, OH; 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sisters; Billie Jean Borghese, Litasea, IL, Charlotte Brynes, Franklin, OH, Linda Cassidy, Hamilton, OH and brother, Claytonn Thomas Shumate, Chicago, IL.

Her life here on earth was blessed with singing gospel music at various churches throughout Kanawha, Lincoln, and Boone Counties.  She loved to read, study and spread the word of her father in heaven.  She believed that if you are going to send flowers to someone do it before they leave this life, and the same with visiting friends and family.  She did not know a stranger.  Her love will live on in each person she touched throughout her life.  In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory to Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Graveside service 2:00pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017, with Pastor Buddy Mairs officiating at  Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Sissonville, WV.