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William PayneWilliam “Bill” Payne, 66,  of Ridgeview, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May, 1, 2016 at CAMC – Memorial Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carson & Earnie Payne.

He served as Pastor of Dartmont Freewill Baptist Church and retired from NGK in Sissonville.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rosemary, son, Jeff Payne (Crystal), daughter, Deanna (Roy) King, brother, Roger Payne, grandchildren, Marshall, Trinity and Hunter, step-grandchildren, Josh, Jason and Alyssa, brother-in-law, Bubby (Rhonda) Stone, sister-in-law, Drema (Chuck) Myers.

Service will be 4:00pm Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Dartmont Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastors Charles Hardy and Michael Gibson officiating.  Burial will follow at Barker Cemetery, Ashford.  Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

 

John Tristan Schmidt

April 30th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (28 Comments)

John Schmidt

 

John Tristan Schmidt

Tristan died Friday, April 29, 2016 as the result of a motorcycle-vehicle accident Thursday, April 28, 2016  on Route 21 near Given, WV.

Tristan was an accomplished motocross enthusiast winning many local and regional competitions and had qualified for a national championship race at the Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

He was a student at WVU Parkersburg extension and was pursuing a degree in the medical field.  He was employed at The Community Fitness Center in Ripley, WV, and was a member of Young Life Maranatha Fellowship in St. Albans, WV.

He was predeceased by his sister, Kathryn Elizabeth Schmidt, grandmother, Betty Roberts  and great grandmother, Marie Whitlock Bell.

Tristan is survived by his father, John H. Schmidt (Joyce Wingo);  mother, Mary Alice Schmidt; sister, Rachel and stepsister, Mandy (Dominick) Pellegrin; Kevin Hemsworth, who was like a brother;  grandfather, Marvin (Rosemary) Roberts; uncle, Mark Roberts and his daughter, Maria Ann Roberts; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Maranatha Fellowship, 2910 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV with Pastors Jamie Wright, Terry Hogue and Richard Myers officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park in South Charleston.  The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the church.

The family wishes to thank the emergency services in Jackson County,  the Jackson General Hospital and wishes to particularly thank the entire trauma service teams at CAMC General Division under the direction of  Dr. Miguel Matos.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to close family and friends, Tim and Melinda Whitlock, Mary Gomez, Larry Womack and all of Tristan’s special group of friends for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Kathryn and Tristan Memorial Fund at the CAMC Foundation.

Yvette Renee Holestine

April 27th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (20 Comments)

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Yvette Renee Holestine, 61, of Alum Creek went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at home with her family by her side.

Renee was a former supervisor at WV Workers Compensation with 32 years of service and  finished her working career at Office Max.   She was a 1973 graduate of George Washington High School and later graduated from Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston, with an Associate Degree.

She was predeceased by her parents, O. Fred and Nancy Snodgrass; infant daughter, Nancy Nicole; infant brother, Roger Lee Snodgrass; and sister, Patricia Bell.

Renee is survived by her husband of 42 years, Frankie; daughter, Brittany (Emily) Holestine; son, Brandon Holestine; brother, Fred (Dottie) Snodgrass; and sisters, Eddie (Virgil) Carden, Karen Affolter and Penny Snodgrass.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

 

 

RicksRichard Lee “Rick” Barnett, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his father Glenn.

He is survived by his daughter, Briana Barnett  and son, Richard Barnett II; mother and step-father, Donna and John Curry; brothers, Pete and Jeff (Carla) Barnett; step-sisters, Tiffany Waters and Ashley Fort; and  several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles who will miss him dearly.

A service to celebrate Rick’s life will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans with Pastor Rev. Dr. Mark Stauffer officiating.

 

Robert Lee Strickland

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

Robert StricklandRobert Lee (Bob) Strickland, 81, of Beckley, formerly of Elkview, WV, was born March 21, 1935 and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Bob was a graduate of Elkview High School and earned two degrees in Automotive Technology and one degree in General Studies at Northern Virginia Community College.  He retired as a Technical Sargeant with over 22 years in the U.S. Air Force as a photo processing systems technician; he also retired after 16 years with Raytheon (E-Systems) as an Electro Mechanical Technician. Bob worked at Cummins Atlantic on installing and servicing generators; worked 10 years at the Northwood Mall Food Court in North Charleston, SC, with 2 years as manager; and finally retiring to the Beckley, WV area in 2005 to be near his family.

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, of 37 years, Patricia; parents, John (Wes) and Nada Adkins Strickland; brothers, Russell Strickland and Infant Strickland, born and died June 1931.

Surviving are his sister, Lorine Smith of Alum Creek; daughters, Denise (Chad) Brown of Hamlin, Pam (Dale)Good of Charleston and Angela Knapp of St. Albans; sons, Tim (Natalie) Strickland of Elkview, Leo (Teresa) Strickland of So. Charleston and Roger Strickland of Elkview; grandsons, James (Mandy) Strickland and family of Lincoln, NE, Michael Strickland of Lincoln, NE, Chadd Strickland of So. Charleston, Dillon (Alizabeth) Strickland of So. Charleston, Paul (Bub) Priestley II (Jenn) of Hurricane, Christian “Ian” Strickland of St. Albans and Logan Cantley (Allison) of St. Albans; and step-grandson, Travis Tyler of St. Albans; granddaughters, Crystal (Arthur) Mullins of Yawkey, Misha (Erik) Cobb of Hurricane , Roxanna Cantley (Jeremy) of Charleston, Britany and Shana Knapp of Fort Worth, TX, Diamond Strickland of Cross Lanes, and Melody (Kane) Wimer of Clendenin; step-granddaughters, Amanda and Allison Tyler of St. Albans; great-grandsons, Tyler and Brandon Cobb of Hurricane, Camden Strickland of Lincoln, NE Liam Strickland of So. Charleston, Jaymes Wimer of Clendenin; great granddaughters, Carissa and Caleigh Mullins of Yawkey, Skylar Cantley of St. Albans, Kate Wimer and Kiara Seabolt of Clendenin and a  host of nephews, nieces and cousins.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Dan McCormick officiating.  Burial will follow at Proctor Family Cemetery, Elkview, with military graveside rites.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

 

Keith Ervin Hubbard

April 18th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

HubbardKeith Ervin Hubbard, 55, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.

He was a former employee of S & E Printing in Nitro.

Keith was predeceased by his parents, Ervin Hubbard and Macel Rhodes.

He is survived by sons, Brandon and Dustin Hubbard; daughter, Jessica Hubbard; and brother, Tony Hubbard.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek.  Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery, Sod.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.

 

Carl Edward Egnor

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

EgnorCarl Edward Egnor, 69, of Ridgeview, WV passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at CAMC – Memorial Division.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robie & Wilcie Egnor, sister, Izola Bragg and brother, Waitman Harold Egnor.

He worked in construction, both residential and commercial.

He is survived by his life companion, Rosetta Kinchen, daughters: Dorothy Egnor, Juanita (David) Garhart, Brandie (Bill) Burke, Mandie (Greg) Suitor, Candie Egnor (Kenny  Corvin), Jewelene Foster, Amy Foster, Dawnielle Foster; Sons, Robie (Nicki) Egnor and Eric (Annette) Egnor; step-daughters: Missy Ball and Angel Turley and step-son, Corey Kinchen;  sisters: Susie Humphrey, Rebecca Dunn, Pam (Tony) Cooper; 28 grandchildren, and 5 greatgrandchildren.

Service will be 2:00pm Thursday, April 21, 2016,  at Curry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Butch Leadman officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

 

Sarah CarthraeSarah Eloise McClure Carthrae, 87, of Murray, KY,  formerly of Palm Desert, CA, went home Friday, April 15, 2016 at Benchmark Healthcare in Puryear, TN.

She was born June 18, 1928 in Alkol, WV to the late Frank Leslie and Zadie Breedlove McClure.  She was also predeceased by five brothers, Roger “Swammie”, Frank “Gus”, Victor, M. G. and Rex McClure; and sister, Lois LaRue

Eloise was a retired cashier and bookkeeper for Safeway Stores in California, and was a 1946 graduate of Duval High School.

She is survived by one brother, Carl McClure of Murray, KY.

Service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Oshel Bell officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Thelma Jean Evans

April 16th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

Thelma Jean Evans

 

Thelma Jean Evans, 36, of Ashford went home Friday, April 15, 2016.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Javins; sister, Pearl Evans and several other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Rumble Community Church with Pastor Richard Harold officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made toward funeral services.

Marybelle McCormick

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

Marybelle McCormickMarybelle McCormick, 88, of Sumerco went home to the Lord Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Hospice West in South Charleston.

She was a member of the Griffithsville Church of Christ.

Marybelle was predeceased by her husband, Ohley McCormick, son, Phillip McCormick, parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

She is survived by her son, Richard McCormick; daughter-in-law, Lois McCormick Pendleberry; five grandchildren, Matthew McCormick, Andrew McCormick, Michele Gill, Hope McCormick and Marti Ruth; and seven great grandchildren.

Service will be 2:00 p..m. Monday, April 18, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Minister Kim Matthews officiating.  Burial will follow at the Watts Family Cemetery, Sumerco.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.