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Darrell Lynn Tudor

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

Darrell TudorDarrell Lynn  Tudor “Sis”, 60, of Sod went home Friday, July 22, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice West,  South Charleston.

She was a member of Joes Creek Baptist Church.

Darrell was predeceased by her parents, Jimmie and Phyllis McKinney; and nephew, Michael Sebastian.

She is survived by her husband, David; sister, Shelly (Charlie) Beam; brother, Mike (Amy) McKinney; nephews,  Jimmie, Jamie, Anthony, Zack, Josh and Lakin; and nieces, Heather, Candi, Lynnzie and Kinsley.

Service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Bruce Keeling officiating.  Burial will follow at Pauley Cemetery, Joes Creek.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jack Workman

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

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Betty Alford Turley

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

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Betty Alford Turley, 76, of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, Cline and Blanche Alford, and brother Darrell Alford.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Melvin Turley; son, Kevin Turley of Deep Gap, NC; brothers, Jack (Lois) Alford and Gary (Jean) Alford; and six grandchildren.

Betty had a long career at the Kanawha County Board of Education.  After retirement, she worked at the Kanawha County School Employees Federal Credit Union. Then she served as administrative assistant to the senior pastor at Bible Center Church in Charleston.  She was a faithful member of Bible Center Church.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston, WV, with Pastors Shawn Thornton, Matt Friend, Lee Walker and former Pastor Jim McQuerrey officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery in Alum Creek.   The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Union Mission at P.O. Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321 or Bible Center Church.

 

Bruce Roberts

July 20th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Bruce Roberts PhotoWm.  Bruce Roberts, 83, of Alum Creek went to be with Lord Monday, July 18, 2016 at home.

He was a retired tractor trailer driver for Gulf Oil / Chevron for over 27 years and a former member of the Teamsters Local 175 in Charleston for 30 years.   Bruce served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a Christian and attended the  Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Alum Creek.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Smith Roberts; parents, Willie “Bud”  and Naomi Akers Roberts.

Bruce is survived by sister, Peggy Spencer; brother, Paul Roberts; and neices and nephews.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21,  at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek. with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768 The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Ersel Dean Loftis

July 15th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Ersel Loftis PhotoErsel Dean Loftis, 75, of Alkol, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2016 at home.

Dean was a loving husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend.

He was a Christian and a faithful member of Sycamore Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

He attended Duval High School and retired from the Boilermakers Local 667.

He was predeceased by his parents, Skitch and Irene Loftis and sister, Judy Kessinger.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, JoAnn; sons, Keith (Sherry) and Kenny (Betty) Loftis; grandchildren, Nicholas (Val), Amanda (Seth) & Nicole (Roger); great-grandchildren, Chance, Colten, Brayden, Preston, Gracie, Ciara, Bella and a grandson to be born in November; step grandchildren, Valerie, Jason & Jeremy, step great-grandchildren, J. B. and Ariana; two special boys, Landon and Logan; siblings, Doyle (Sylvia) Loftis and Butch (Connie) Loftis, Loretta Mae Woodrum, Betsy (Obed) Gillenwater and Renee Bias; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastors Darrel Searls, Frank Chapman and Jimmy Lawrence officiating.  Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery, Sod.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm Sunday, July 17, at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special  thank you to the ladies from hospice who took wonderful care of Dean.

Elmer TylerElmer “Brother” Tyler, Jr., 81, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Elmer & Hattie Tyler and step-mother Louise Kirk Tyler; brothers: Jackie Joe & Kelly; sisters: Mary Oscha and Norene Tyler.

He was owner operator of Tyler Cash Grocery.

He is survived by his brother: Hassel (Diana) Alum Creek;  sisters: Jane Hitchcock, Hamlin,  Evelyn (Bo) Dunlap McCorkle, Reba (George) Gibson, Alum Creek, Opal (Donald) Collins of Florida, Wilma (Richard) Tyler, Alum Creek and Margie Holstine, Alum Creek; special niece, Melissa Tyler and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be 1:00pm Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek with Pastor Dwight McClure officiating.  Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery on Ballard Road, Alum Creek.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Samuel “Sambo” Lee  Stone Staggs, 59 of Brounland Road. Alum Creek, went home to the Lord, Sunday July 10, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House.

He is survived by his; mother, Betty Jean Staggs, brothers, Dempsey Browning, of Cabin Creek, Roger Stone of So. Charleston, sister, Donna Gibson of Olcott, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday July 16 at the Olcott Community Church with Pastor Martha Kirk officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Sammy David Richardson

July 11th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Sammy RichardsonSammy David Richardson, 55, of Alum Creek passed away at his home Saturday, July 9, 2016.

He was employed by Equity Contractors of Charleston, WV

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara & Hampton Richardson.

He is survived by his wife, Mischelle; daughter, Brigit Dunning; son, Mathew Richardson; granddaughters: Paige Dunning, Karly Richardson; grandson: Blake Bays; brother, Donald (Theresa) Richardson of South Carolina; sisters: JoAnn (Chester) King, and Brenda (Donald) Martin  of South Carolina and a host of friends who will greatly miss him.

Memorial service will be held 4:00pm, Friday, July 15th at Yawkey Methodist Church with Rev. Clyde Cooper officiating.

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.