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Carrie Faye Davidson

September 23rd, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

carrie-faye-davidsonCarrie Faye Davidson, 93, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Clarks Christian Care Home, East Bank, WV.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Davidson and grandson, Jason Davidson.

Faye was a homemaker and a member of the Alum Creek Church of Christ.

She is survived by sons, Joe Owen, David Davidson and James (Shirley) Davidson; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Butch Leadman and Minister Richard Runyan officiating.  Burial will follow at Owen-Davidson Family Cemetery, Alum Creek.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, 1601  2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV  25387 or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV  25387.

Leonard Leroy Morgan

September 21st, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

leonard-morganLeonard Leroy Morgan, 50, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 19, 2016 at home after a long illness.

He was a retired employee of  Wesley Kirk’s Tree Service.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert “Tucker”  and Enola Morgan.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Deborah; daughters, Elizabeth (Travis) Myers and Brittney (Travis) Morgan; stepson, David Holstein; grandchildren, Jeremy, Enola, Maverick and Chase; sisters, Donna C. Morgan, Sherry (Gene) Angel, Linda (Kevin) Leidig; and brothers, D.A. (Grace), Johnny (Teresa),  and Herbert Jr. (Tammy) Morgan.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Mike Gibson officiating.   Burial will follow at Barker Cemetery, Ashford.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions for the funeral service.

Mark Alan (Bubby) Smith

September 21st, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

mark-smithMark Alan (Bubby) Smith, 38, of Charleston, went to be with Jesus  Monday, September 19, 2016 at home after his battle with diabetes with his loving family by his side.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald H. Smith, Carl E. Jr. and Regina Graley; his cousin, Ronnie Graley; great grandparents, Carl E. Sr. and Dessie Gertrude Graley, Donnie E. Sr. and Dude Smith, Wes and Nada Strickland and Uncle Mark Madden.

Mark is survived by his parents, Demarcus (Mark) and Melinda Smith; sisters, Michelle (Shell) and Rocky (Bull) Tyler, Marsha (Sissy) and Tim White; nieces, Mara (son) and Kyle Stevenson, Brooke Lavonna (Daughter) Tyler; nephew, Trenton Hunter White; and great nieces, Lydia Stevenson, who is soon to be born; grandmother, Lorraine Smith, known as  Momaw Up; aunts and uncles, Donald (Duck) and Marilyn Smith, Vanessa and James Starcher, Penny Madden, Bruce Graley, Patricia and William Hill, who were lovingly known as Mom and Dad, with a host of family, friends and cousins.   All of his nieces and nephews were the loves of his life, whenever they would come into the room Mark would light up all over.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Ella Hoffman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Many thanks and love to Vicky Crone (Icky), Drema and Leo (EO), Teresa, Ella, Susan who came and showed support through this difficult time; and to all the neighbors and church family that sent food and came to visit.   A special thanks to the nurses from Hospice that gave us all their support and listened to us cry, let us express ourselves and who took such loving care and keeping Mark comfortable.  He taught the family how to love unconditionally and will be greatly missed by many.

Katherine Frances Holstine

September 19th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

katherine-holstineKatherine Frances Holstine, 89, of Alum Creek went home to the Lord Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Marmet Center, Marmet.

She was a homemaker and attended the Emmons Church of God.

Katherine is survived by nieces, Kathy Garretson, Jacqueline Ross and Rachel Stringer; nephews, Robert, David, Jackie and Jamie Stringer, Michael and Timmy Graley, Virgil Gillispie, Roy and Teddy Walls; several great nieces, nephews and many friends.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Emmons Church of God with Pastor Michael Graley officiating.  Burial will follow at the  Morris Cemetery in Grippe.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Doris Lee Kay

September 18th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

doris-kayDoris Lee Kay, 77, of St. Albans passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Dunbar HealthCare Center after a long illness.

She was a 1957 graduate of Ripley High School and  formerly worked at Citizen’s National Bank of St. Albans as a bookkeeper and as a teller.

Doris was a longtime member of Highlawn Baptist Church of Saint Albans, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School director and on various boards and committees.  She also enjoyed spending time with family and children, knitting, crocheting and her dog, Willie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Martin Smith and Ora Wolfe Smith of Ripley, as well as her brother, Jack Smith.

Doris was devoted to her family.   She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  She is survived by her husband of over 58 years, Vernon L. Kay; daughters, Sandy Benoit (and Raoul), and Anita Broyles (and Bill); sons, Michael Kay and John Kay (and Krystal); grandchildren, Beth, Kyle, Amy, Matthew, Chip, Christian, Katelyn and Charlie; great-grandchildren, Luke, Josh and Addy; brother, Bob Smith; and sister, Connie Moore.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans with Rev. Rob Ely officiating.  Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans.   The family will receive visitors from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, at the church.

Texas Gagne Coto Smith

September 14th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

texas-smithTexas Gagne Coto Smith, 89, of Costa went to sleep and woke up in heaven Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at home.

She was a former teachers aid and cook for Boone County schools and loved children.  She was a member of Nellis Wesleyan Church where she was a Sunday school teacher.

Texas  was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Junior Smith; and parents, Serfine and Sarah Ann Ward Coto.

She is survived by daughters, Sandy Green of Charleston, Tena (Bill) Webb of Sumerco; son, Elvin James (Viktoriya) Smith; grandchildren, Michael “Moe” Green, Matthew Green, Justin Webb, Blake Smith and Mary Smith; and great grandchildren, Maisie, Saidie, Michael and Lucas.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice and  her caregivers, Rosa Harless, Wendy Cabell Mitchelle, Michelle Harless, Cathy Savalli, Teresa Harrington and Crystal Cauthers.

Service will be 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 16th, at Nellis Wesleyan Church with Pastor Roger Kratz officiating.  The family will recieve friends from 5 – 7:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.   Entombment will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum in St. Albans.

Jerry Wayne Wade

September 12th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

jerry-wadeMr. Jerry Wayne Wade, 68, of Yawkey passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at CAMC-Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Jerry was born on May 11, 1948 in Madison, WV, to the late Basil and Virginia Crawford Wade. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Billy R. and Carl Wade of Michigan, Richard Wade of Long Beach, California and sister Betty Lou Kozma of New Jersey.

Jerry was a member of Amy Baptist Church and more recently attended Beech Grove Baptist Church until his illness.  He attended Duval High School.  He worked for Pennzoil and retired from HG Energy after 39 years of service and was a member of Teamsters Local #175 and the Griffithsville Masonic Lodge #71.

Jerry is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Sue Wade; son, Gary Wade of Yawkey; brothers: Charles (Cookie) of Millville, NJ; Cyril (Rose) of Vineland, NJ; Rickey (Wanda)  of Yawkey, WV; sisters: Gladys McCormick of Sterling Hts., Michigan, Shelby “Jean” (Jimmy) Cook of Orlando, FL, and Melissa (Mark) Petrowski of Hedgesville, WV.  Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and special niece Teresa Mills of Virginia and special friend Linda Withrow.

The family wishes to offer a special thank you to CAMC-Memorial CPICU doctors and nurses for the special care.  Also thanks to Dr. Rahman for his special care.

Service will be 1:00pm Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Butch Leadman officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchards Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey, WV, with Masonic Graveside Rites by Griffithsville Lodge #71.   The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Wednesday, September 14th at the funeral home.

 

Ella Jane Bare Hess

September 6th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

ella-hess3 Ella Jane Bare Hess, 81, of Charleston entered into Heaven to sing with the angels Monday, September 5, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lee Hess; parents, Forrest and Stella Bare; brothers, Alec, John Sr., Jimmy, Teddy and Jerry Bare.

Ella was a lifelong member of Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene where she had served as Sunday School teacher, choir member, board member and many other capacities, especially singing solos that touched many hearts.   She was co-owner of Hess Roofing Co. Inc., established in 1969.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Ella is survived by her daughters, Connie (Lanny) Oxley, Kathy Armstrong,  Lori (Jan Barry) Hatfield, Jennifer Hess (fiance`, William Eads, Jr.); son, Charles Edwin (Vanessa) Hess; siblings, JoAnn Hess, Joe (Regina) Bare and Karen (Jeff) Carroll; grandchildren, Allison Plants, Emily (Austin) Boyd, Kimberly “Cabbage Head” Armstrong, Barry (Jordan) Hatfield, LeeAnn Hess, Megan Hess and Brodie Miller, her little buddy; great grandchildren, Peyton and Grant Plants and Gavin and Isabella Boyd.

Service will be 12:00 noon Friday, September 9, 2016 at Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene, with Pastors Sandy Burdette and Richard Wagoner officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and  1 hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene, 102 Nazarene Drive, South Charleston, WV  25309

 

Phillip Lawrence Wade

September 6th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Philip WadePhilip Lawrence Wade, 70, of Yawkey, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 5, 2016, at Valley Center, South Charleston, W.Va.

He retired from Ford Motor Company and Rouge Steel Company. Philip was a Christian and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; and father, Pastor, Jesse Wade.

Philip is survived by his son, Steven (Alicia) Wade of Huntington; daughter, Tracy Behnke (Joe Beauvais) of Tornado; mother, Anna Lou Wade of Sumerco; sister, Gloria (John) Soice of Cross Lanes; three grandchildren, Justin (Bernadette) Wade, Jessica (Evan) Tolley and Kyle Behnke.

Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, September 8, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Oshel Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Powell Cemetery in Hamlin.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jay David Pratt

September 1st, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Jay Pratt jpgJay David Pratt, age 59, of South Charleston, WV, ended a fierce fight with cancer at the Hubbard Hospice House in the same city.  Jay was born on June 9, 1957 to John D. and Betty L. (Arrington) Pratt in Weirton, WV.  Jay had 3 sisters, Deborah, Patricia and Barbara.  His childhood was spent in Weirton, but the family moved to Sistersville, WV, where Jay began and graduated high school.

Jay met the love of his life, Pamala Holstine in 1986, and they were married on June 9, 1990.  Together, they lived out their wedding day promise to continue as best friends who laugh with, live for, dream with, and love one another.

For the last 15 years, Jay has worked for Smith Motor Company. He won the Vision of Excellence Award in 2014. He was also awarded many others, including the Prestige in 2006.  Jed and Vicki Smith were tremendously loyal and supportive to Jay and his family during his battle.

Three separate branches of the military received Jay’s devoted service. He first served in the US Air Force as Sergeant from 1976-1982. During that time, he served in Saragoza, Spain, and travelled in Europe as time and money would allow. From 1990-1995 he served the US Army as a Combat Engineer. Simultaneously, he also served in the Army National Guard from 1991-1995, where he was an E6.

Jay loved WVU football, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Nascar races. He and his wife spent many hours cheering themselves hoarse.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren, who always brought a gleam of joy to his eye. He loved to talk about them, bragging about their accomplishments and abilities.  Favorite pastimes with the grandchildren were target practice with BB guns, go-kart racing, and fishing.  His cheerful “Hay-lo!” was his greeting at the door or on the phone, and was always genuine.

Jay was member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, where he served in various capacities and attended faithfully. His pastor and his church family were incredibly important to him.

Jay is survived by his wife, Pamala; daughter, Tracy (Pratt) Shive and son-in-law, Paul Shive; grandchildren, Franklyn, Phillip, Kellie, and Bailey, all of Dyersville, Iowa; parents, James E. and Betty (Arrington Pratt) VanCamp, of Sistersville, WV; sisters, Patricia (Pratt) Hostutler, of Nolensville, TN and Barbara (VanCamp) Palmer of Paden City, WV; nephews and nieces, Alex Gryskevich IV, Tricia Gryskevich (Hennis), Rebecca (Hostutler) Sommers, Rachael (Hostutler) Gill, Joel Hostutler and Jordan Palmer; brothers-in-law, Alex Gryskevich III and Todd Palmer.

Preceding Jay in death are his father, John D. Pratt; sister, Deborah (Pratt) Gryskevich; and brother-in-law, Gregory Hostutler.

Friends may call at Curry’s Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3 from 6 to 8pm.  A service celebrating Jay’s life will be Sunday, September 4, at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastors Dwight McClure and Dorris Walls officiating.  Graveside service with military graveside rites by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768  will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday September 6, at Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum So. Charleston.

Jay’s family members are grateful for the many friends and colleagues, leaders and caregivers, who were a part of his life. Each contributed to his life experiences, bringing him great joy, peace, and satisfaction. His greatest wish was to greet all of us again in Heaven, where there are no more goodbyes, only a joyful, “Hay’lo!”