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K GillispieLorena “Kay” Gillispie, 81 of Dunbar died peacefully at home Friday, July 3, 2015 after  a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Johnny and Maggie Wickline;  husband, Charles H. Gillispie;  companion, Paul Pauley;  sons, Robert Larry Baxter and Charles Faron Gillispie; brothers, Harry, Paul, Worthy, Harold, Ralph, James and Edwin Wickline; and sister, Lena Hackney.

Kay was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and she was retired from the Kmart located at Patrick Street.

She is survived by her daughters,  Anna Spencer and Teresa Barnhart;  son, Nathan Gillispie; brother, Granville “JR” Wickline;  8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Monday, July 6, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Rev. Eldon Fitzwater officiating.  Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum in South Charleston.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am – 1pm prior to the service.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Thomas Home Health Services; Dennesse Miller, RN and Jerry Buzzard; also to caregivers, Ericka Moss, Kierra and Branigan Moss, Ronnie Fields, Jr. and Mary Jordan.

 

Roger Whitten3Roger K. Whitten, 68, of Woodville, went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2015, with his precious son Joey and his loving mother Hazel holding his hands.  Roger is preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Loretta, his father Kenneth, his brother Barry, his sister Sharon Baisden, his nephew Kenny, and an infant brother.

Left to mourn his loss are his son Joey (Courtney) Whitten of Alkol; his precious grandchildren Weston, Cierra, Maddy Jo and Mason; his mother Hazel Whitten of Woodville, brothers Donald (Charlotte) Whitten and Ronald (Katherine)Whitten of Griffithsville; and sister-in-law Chiquita Whitten of Woodville.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and church family.

Roger was co-owner of Whitten’s Feed and Seed and was a member of Sycamore Grove Baptist Church and was a member of the Alkol Lions Club for years and a 1966 graduate of Duval High School.

A special thanks to Sycamore Grove, Woodville, and Spurlocksville churches; CAMC, St. Mary’s, and Hillcrest Rehab for their special care, and for the prayers from all the Christian families.  Roger always loved to be around people and kept a smile on his face.  He will be missed by many.

Services will be officiated by K.D. Bragg, Oshel Bell and Darrell Searls.  Friends may visit on Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with funeral services on Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00pm at Curry Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Broughton, Mickey Elkins, Wade and Michael Whitten, Carson McComas and Weston Meadows.

D RobertsDavid E. Roberts, 67, of Dandridge, TN formerly of Griffithsville, born November 6, 1947 passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 13, 2015 at home.

He served in the U. S. Navy.  He began working at Dupont in Richmond, Va,  and also worked at Union Carbide in Institute, Suttle Motors in New Port News, Va., and Cabinet Works, LLC in Jefferson City, TN.

David loved Tennessee football, but followed the WVU Mountaineers.  He also enjoyed NASCAR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William (Billy) and Velma Runyan Roberts.

He  is survived by his son, Patrick Roberts of South Charleston; brother, William (Brenda) Roberts of Hurricane; sister, Carolyn McMellon of Alum Creek; uncle, Jack (Twila) Runyan; aunt, Margie Lipscomb; and many other relatives and friends here and also in Tennessee and will be dearly missed by all.

A memorial will be held 7:00 p.m.  Monday,  June 29th, at Independent Missionary Baptist Church, 2309 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Per his request, David was cremated and his ashes were spread over Douglas Lake in Tennessee.

The family would like to express a special Thank You to William Roberts for his help in our time of need.

James McClureJames Richard McClure, 76, of Yawkey, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday June 24, 2015 at home after a long illness.

He was a graduate of the class of 58 from Duval High School and a member of Porter Fork Missionary Baptist church. He was retired from Union Carbide and was a volunteer at the Duval Ambulance Service for 17 years as secretary and treasurer. He was also an amateur Ham Radio Operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arch and Pearl LeMasters McClure; son James Richard Jr.; sisters, Marcella Neal, and Delores Woodrum, Anna Miller; brother, Arch McClure “Jr”.

He is survived by his wife loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn Sue; son, Jeff McClure of Long Beach, CA; Daughter, Jennifer (Bill) Nestor of Morgantown; grandsons, Remington McClure and Reese Nestor; granddaughters, Madison Walls and Morgan Walls; sister, Edna Mae Miller of Bolingbrook, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Sunday June 28, 2015  at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, Alum Creek  with Rev. Richard Ruby and Pastor Butch Leadman officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens. Family and friends will gather from 6-8 Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Darrell Pauley

 

Darrell Lee Pauley, 56, of South Charleston, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his father Denzil Pauley.

He is survived by his mother, Doris Casdorph Pauley, sons, Adam Pauley and Dustin Wood, brothers, Dale Pauley and Dennis Pauley, sisters, Elaine Pauley Lowery and Cathy Pauley McIe, 5 nephews and 5 nieces.

According to Darrell’s wishes he will be cremated and a memorial service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Casdorph Cemetery Sissonville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Lois BucklandLois B. Holton Buckland, 86, of Tornado went to be with the Lord Friday, June 19, 2015  after a long illness.

She was a member of  McCorkle Free Will Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Lois was preceded in death by her two husbands, Virgil Holton and Charles Buckland; parents, Hollis and Reba Dunlap; brothers, Billy, Dean and Raymond Dunlap; and a special friend, Bill Moore.

She is survived by daughters, Diana (Garrell) Bentley, Barbara Lekas and Cheryl Ann Highland all of St. Albans; brother, Wendell (Sharon) Dunlap; sisters, Faye Reveal, Dorla Sandidge, Carol (Jewell) Parsons and Nancy (Paul) Elswick;  three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23rd, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Dwight Priestley officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family wishes to give a special Thank You to Hospice for all their help and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV  25387-2536.

Bera H. Miller, 88, of Hamlin, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 after a short illness.

She was former co-owner and operater of Dee & Bee Super Dollar in Yawkey.

Bera is survived by daughters, Sandra Miller of Hamlin, Kathy (Ronnie) Brumfield of Yawkey and Joyce (Anthony) Smith of Yawkey; grandchildren, Wesley (Karen) Brumfield of St. Albans, Brandon Smith of Alum Creek and Kellie Smith of Milton; great grandchildren, Lily and Kyan Brumfield of St. Albans; sisters, Sue Bird of St. Albans and Cordia Estep of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, June 21st, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Oshel Bell officiating.  Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery in Sweetland.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Saturday at the funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Amy Baptist Church, #4 Walnut Drive, Yawkey, WV  25573.

Russell Gene McDaniel, 68, St. Albans, died at home on Monday, June 15, 2015, after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Penny McDaniel and brother, Hubert McDaniel.

He worked in commercial construction.

He is survived by his wife: Alice, twin sons: Donald and Ronald, daughter: Roberta McDaniel Knight, Brothers: Bobby Dale and Terry Lee; Sister: Teresa Ciolfi; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and daughter-in-law and caretaker: Charlotte McDaniel and his parrot, Flirt.

There will be no service.

Maggie GraleyMaggie Mae Graley, 93, of Alum Creek, got her angels wings on June 14, 2015.  She was born in Nellis, Boone County, to Mary George and Herbert Wolfe.  Known as “Mama Maggie” to so many, she was a cook at Washington District High School, where many students enjoyed her homecooking.  Trust me, no one made homemade biscuits and gravy like Mama Maggie.  Her greatest love was outfishing everyone at her camp in Pochontas County.  She normally caught the “biggest fish” and if not, she would make-up the “biggest fish” stories!  If she wasn’t telling a fish story by the camp fire, then she was telling haunted stories to the grandkids.  She was definitely loved beyond measure and will be missed by all.

Thank-you to the many caregivers, especially Dolley Graley.

Maggie was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Graley and her beloved, youngest son, Carlos Graley.

She is survived by her sons, Danny Graley (Brenda) of Copperas Cove, TX, Wayne Graley (Dolley) of Alum Creek, Harold “Hooks” Graley (Susie) of South Charleston, and Daughter-in-law, Delores Graley of Alum Creek.  She is survived by numerous grand and great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held 11:00am Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Rev. Mayford Witt and Rev. David Mitchell officiating.  Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 Friday, June 19th at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Carlos Graley Foundation c/o Alum Creek Church of the Nazarene P.O. Box 96, Alum Creek, WV 25003.

Truman HudsonTruman “Buster” Hudson II, 43, of Hernshaw died on Thursday, June 11, 2015  following a long illness.

He was preceded  in death by grandparents: Junior & Lillian Carpenter & Lula Hager.

He is survived by his Mother and Step-Dad, Vickie (Mike) Alderman; Father and Step-Mother, Truman (Johnnie) Hudson; Sister; Victoria Alderman; Brothers: K’leb Alderman and John Hudson; Step-Brothers: Phillip and Paul Allison; Paternal Grandfather: Truman Hudson.Sr.

Services will be 2:00pm Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Richard Harrold officiating.  Burial will follow at Massey Cemetery at Winifrede.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions toward funeral services.

Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00pm prior to the service.

Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is assisting the family with arrangements.