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Shirley Young

February 6th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (5 Comments)

Shirley YoungShirley Young

II Cor. 5:8, We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

God sent his best angel for our mommy Friday, February 5, 2016.  Shirley Young, 76,  of Alum Creek,  was born number 10 out of fourteen children to the late Allen and Daina Brookman Ball on September 1, 1939 in Bozoo, WV.

Shirley was a Christian and a member of the Eden Baptist Church in Griffithsville, WV.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Paul, Tish, Jack, Bus, Bill, Lee, Dave, Doug, Mary, Betty and Monkie.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bob, whom she married on November 12, 1965.  Together they had two daughters, Debbie (Michael) Quintrell of Yawkey and Lisa (Joel) Pauley of Alum Creek.   She is also survived by sisters, Ethel Jennings of Houston, TX and Louise Ballard of Lindside, WV; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Rexal Cooper and Assistant Pastor Jeff Black officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Memorial Park.   The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice and all of the wonderful people who have supported the family in any way, especially to Suewanee Pauley for her love and support that means more to our hearts than words can express.

Garry Lee Wade

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

Wade, Garry LeeGarry Lee Wade, 72, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 5, 2016 at Eastbrook Center in Charleston.

He attended Duval High School and started his Iron Workers Apprenticeship in 1963.  Garry was drafted into the U. S. Army and served from 1964 – 1966.  In 1966 he became a member of the Iron Workers Local 301.  He retired in 1998 with 35 years service.

Garry received the WV Outstanding Citizen Award give by the Secretary of State A. James Manchin.

He was a charter member of the Duval Lions Club; Past President of the Lincoln Raiders Football League; Master Mason with the Griffithsville Masonic Lodge AF&AM  No. 71; and was also a charter member of both the Duval Ambulance and Fire Department.

Garry was the only member to hold every position in the Fire Department from Fireman thru the ranks of Chief, and finishing as a member of the Board of Directors.  He really enjoyed participating in community parades and local firework displays hosted by the fire department and also the annual Firemen’s Rodeo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Estel Wade; and son, Robby Wade.

Garry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sherry; son, Rusty (Janet) Wade; daughter, Ginger (Gabe) Holstein; sister, Anna (Steve) Thaxton; grandchildren, Sydney & Ellee Wade, Gabbie & Griffin Holstein and Elijah McCormick; and a host of other family and friends.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastors Frank Chapman and Gene Cooper (Gary’s uncle) officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.  Family will receive friends from 4 – 6 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Richard Lee Holstine

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

Richard Lee Holstine, 82, of Emmons Road, Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 4, 2016.

He was retired from Union Carbide and was a member of the Emmons Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine; 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, Jerry Perry and Harold Eddie Roler; and several great nieces, nephews and lots of friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, at the Emmons Church of God with Pastor Michael Graley officiating.  Burial will follow at Morris Cemetery at Grippe.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Elizabeth A. Childress

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

Elizabeth Childress

 

Elizabeth A. Childress, 72, of Alum Creek went home Thursday February 4, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; son, Charlie; and step daughter, Shelby Blankenship.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ann Rusnak; son, Howard Darby; stepdaughters, Patsy Dingess, Opal Woodzell and Betty McCallister; sisters, Betty Gibson, Linda Bias, and Jean Cantley; 5 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Jesse Perdue and Pastor Chris Sowards officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

David L. Butch GriffithDavid L. “Butch” Griffith

Mr. David L. “Butch” Griffith, 70, of Alum Creek, passed away suddenly after a short illness at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Butch was born April 4, 1945 in Madison, West Virginia, to the late Cornes and Belva Dunlap Griffith.  He was the youngest of six siblings.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Avis and Paul Griffith of McCorkle, WV and his sisters, Thelma Gillenwater of Griffithsville, WV and Wanda Brogan from Virginia.

He was a Christian and a member of the Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Alum Creek.  Butch was a proud graduate of Duval High School, Griffithsville, WV.  He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.  He retired from Pratt Mining Company and later finished his working life as Assistant DOH Road Supervisor for Lincoln County.  He loved to hunt and fish and really enjoyed camping throughout his life with his family and friends.  He was a big fan of the WVU Mountaineers and watched every football and basketball game on television, always searching for his family members that were in attendance.  Butch never knew a stranger and took great pride in helping others.  He liked to hang out with all his gang at Hess Garage in Alum Creek, swapping big tales about fish, football and politics.  He mostly enjoyed  times with his wife, kids and grandkids.

He is survived by the love of his life and wife of over 50 years, Gail (Chandler) Griffith of Alum Creek and their children and grandchildren; son, Michael (Kathy) Griffith and grandsons, Jack and Frederick Powers all of Scott Depot, WV; son, Darren (Jessica) Griffith and grandchildren, Madison and AJ Griffith of Sod; daughter, Lisa (Denzil) Dunlap and grandchildren, Austin Gillenwater at WVU, Michaela Gillenwater and Brad Lilly all of Charleston.  Also surviving is his daughter, Stephanie (Kevin) Dunlap and grandson, Kevin Lewis Dunlap of Alum Creek.   Butch is also survived by his brother, Frankie (Norma Jean) Griffith of McCorkle and leaves a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who were some of his favorite people.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Yousef for the care and friendship shown since 1994.  Butch will truly be missed by his family and friends.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given in the memory of Butch Griffith to the Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Post Office Box 65, Alum Creek, West Virginia 25003.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, at the Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at  Pine Grove Cemetery, McCorkle, WV.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 4,  at the church.

 

James C. Wood

January 29th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (8 Comments)

James WoodJames C. Wood, 70, of Sod, made his trip home Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

He was the owner of J. M. Wood Drywall Co., at Sod.   James attended Riverview Ressurection Center in St. Albans.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jenny May Burns.

James is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy; sons, Eddie( Roberta), Bobby (Jackie), Jackie (Donna), Donald (Marie), Johnny (Pancha) and Jimmy Wood; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Service will be 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Kenny Pauley officiating.  A private burial will be held at a later date.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Wayne Edward Parsons

January 25th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (7 Comments)

Wayne Edward ParsonsWayne Edward Parsons, 65, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 24, 2016 at CAMC Memorial in Charleston.

He worked as a machinist and was a disabled veteran serving in the U. S. Marine Corps during Vietnam.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Dola and Bertha Parsons; brothers, Dale and Dayton Parsons; and sister, Vivian Smith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Claudia; beloved sons, Wayne (Merissa) Parsons of Alum Creek; John (Jennifer) Parsons of Chapmanville and Scott (Aleshia) Parsons of Charleston; 7 grandchildren, Alexus, Aaron, Ashton, Zach, Tristan, Bailey and Sidney; brothers, Jewel, Roger and Jimmy Parsons; sisters, Bonnie Alford, Sharon Dunlap, Janice James and Nadine Hemmings; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, 2096 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Gene Pauley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29th, at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar with military graveside rites.

 

Delma W. Hudson

January 25th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (18 Comments)

dELMA hUDSONDelma W. Hudson, 89, of Davis Creek passed away peacefully Friday, January 22, 2016 at CAMC General Hospital with her family by her side.

She retired from Oakhurst IGA when the store closed in 2012.  She had been employed there since 1969 when the store opened.  She attended Ivydale Baptist Church.

Delma was preceded in death by her parents, Lib and Beulah Hudson; sisters, Doris Hayes, Ellen White, Arietta Hudson, Agnes Hudson and brother, Gary Hudson.

She is survived by her son, Glenn and wife, Becky, Hudson of Davis Creek; grandchildren, Ashley (Mark) Roberts of Davis Creek and Allen (Hannah) Hudson of South Charleston; nieces, Shelly (Alfred) Newman and Beverly (Denny) Dolin; nephew, Kenny (Tammi) Hudson; and many of nieces, nephews, and great nieces.

Delma made a friend of every single person she met.  Her smile would light up any room.  She will be deeply missed by many.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Tyler Long officiating.  Burial will follow at French Cemetery, Charleston.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Grady Delton Boner

January 24th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Grady BonerGrady Delton Boner, 91, of South Charleston went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 22, 2016 at Valley Center, Charleston.

He was a retired truck driver for Union Carbide, Institute – Linde Division after 27 1/2 years.  Grady was a WWII U. S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.

Grady was preceded in death by his wife, Delphia and son, Tom.

He is survived by daughters, Ann Smith of Meadeville, PA; Lisa (Dean) Stanfield of Walnut Grove, Alabama; son, Russell E. (Lisa) Boner of South Charleston; half-sister, Patricia Boner of Charleston; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Butch Leadman.  Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768. Family and friends will gather 1 hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768, P. O. Box 6, Alum Creek, WV  25003.

 

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Sheila Ann Allen

January 20th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Sheila AllenSheila Ann Allen, 49, of Sumerco, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.

She is survived by her husband, Tim; sons, Shane (Jasmine) Woodrum, Justin and Brandon Woodrum; sisters, Suzanne Woodrum, Kathy Griffith, Rose Garretson, Drema Holstein, Brenda Spears, Donna Searls and Lisa Breedlove; brothers, Carlos, Roger, Danny, Rodney and Timmy Woodrum.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Wayne Miller officiating.  Burial will follow at Anderson Cemetery, Sumerco.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.