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FowlerArtimitia “Artie” Smith Fowler went to Heaven on September 13, 2014 to meet with her Lord and her family and friends.  She passed away at the Oak Ridge Center where she had called her home for five years.  She is survived by her son, Carlisle (Janet) Smith, and grandchildren, Stephen and Terri Smith, all of St. Albans.  One great granddaughter, Rachel Smith of Marietta, GA., and her adopted children Ray and Jeanette Brammer, also of St. Albans.  She is survived by one brother, Maxfield Smith (Bea) of Spring Hill, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in passing were her husband, Clarence “Mack” Fowler, parents, Clarence and Lula Smith, her sisters Ruth, Otie, Katherine, Ann, and Alpha, brothers Arnold, Basil, Bernard, and Frazier “Jake”.

Artie was born in Tornado on Februrary 23, 1918 on her mother’s birthday.  She worked at the Tornado General Store for more than twenty years.  She taught Sunday School at Pleasant Hill church for many years.  She then went to work with her husband, selling and delivering wholesale meats.  She and Mack retired and enjoyed traveling to Canada and several other places.  She kept her Bible on the table in front of her at Oak Ridge and read it every day.  She said that was her way of witnessing to the staff and visitors at Oak Ridge.

The visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 on Monday the 15th, and the funeral will be at 11:00 on Tuesday the 16th at her home church, Bethany Baptist, at 2504 Grant Avenue in St. Albans.  The services will be conducted by Pastor Tim Campbell and Pastor Butch Leadman.  Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery.

 

 

Betty CummingsBetty Jean Dunlap Cummings, 80, of South Charleston went to be with the Lord at home Monday, September 8, 2014 after a short illness.

She was retired District Director from U. S. Dept. of Agriculture; she served as Post Master of McCorkle, WV Post Office; a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church and former member of Olive Missionary Baptist Church at Julian where her husband, Damon Dunlap was pastor. She was also preceded in death by her second husband Clay Cummings.

Betty is survived by daughter, Melissa (Mike) Wheeler; sons, Tony (Tammy), Robert (Robin), Jeffery (Tammy) and Jonathan Dunlap; sisters, Cordia Estep, Sue Bird and Bera Miller; grandchildren, Beth, Jessica, Michele, Paula, Mikie, Stephanie and Ashley; and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, September 11, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery at McCorkle. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service Thursday.

 

Carol GoffCarol Jean Goff, 74, of Tornado, went home Sunday, August 31, 2014 after a long illness at Hospice West, South Charleston.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Blondie Satterfield; sisters, Sylvia Estep and Sue Poole; and brother, Frankie Satterfield.

She is survived by her husband, Butch; stepdaughter, Lisa Harmon, stepson, Stefan (Jennifer) Goff; four grandchildren, Madison, Ryan, Joshua and Calem; sisters, Lou Ellen McClure, Betty M. (Joe) Prine, Sandy (John) Vineyard; brothers, Jimmie (Dottie) Satterfield, Roger (Brenda) Satterfield, Richard (Heidi) Satterfield and Terry Satterfield; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 3 pm Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, with Pastors Butch Loftis and Dave Callison officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Jeff Lilly

Jeff A. Lilly, 44, of  Alum Creek, went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 28, 2014 at home after a long illness.

He was a mechanic at Runyan’s Sunoco; he also worked with his brothers in their family contracting business and  was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Caroline Sue Lilly; Grandparents, Gladys Mae Lilly, Sanford A. and Dorothy Bell; father-in-law, Doug Griffith.

He is survived by his wife, Cody; son, Jeffrey; father, Franklin of Alum Creek; brothers, Frank II (Paula) of Alum Creek, Toby (Anita) of Davis Creek and Adam (Mindy) of Poca; sister, Sarah (Bobby) Davis of Charleston; mother-in-law, Gayle Ryan of Columbia, NC; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 2, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 pm Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Rosenbaum Family House, #1 Medical Center Dr., Morgantown, WV  26505

Abigayle FleshmanAbigayle Grace Fleshman

On March 4, 2012 we received a beautiful blue-eyed, brown haired little girl lent to us from our Father in Heaven.  Her name means “Joy of the Father” and she brought so much joy to everyone that her grandma called her Sunshine.

Who would have imagined how our Lord Jesus Christ could use a little girl that could not walk or talk to touch so many lives.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, it was time to give her back to the Father, for she was only lent to us.  We were so blessed and thankful for the time we had with her.   The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;  blessed be the name of the Lord.  Job 1:21b.

She was preceded in death by her great grandparents. Junior and Dorothy Ward and Ray and Alma Miller; and Uncle Daniel Miller.

Abigayle is survived by her loving mother and father, Angie and Brent Fleshman; brothers, Kyle and Ethan; sisters, Danielle and Brielle all of Culloden;  grandparents, Betty Fleshman of Barboursville, Shirley and Bob Connolly of Turtle Creek and Danny and Gail Miller of Spurlockville; great grandparents, Victor and Opal Clark of Alkol; Aunts Carol Lee Miller and Wendy (Joey) Boardman of Alkol; also left to cherish her memory are her great uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.

Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Sunday, August 31, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Mat Baldwin officiating.  Burial will follow at Clark Cemetery, Bulger Road, Alkol.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward the funeral service.  Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org

Special thanks to family, friends, Birth-to-Three and Milestones’ therapists, doctors, nurses, Culloden Volunteer Fire Department and Cabell County EMS.  Your love and kindness will always be in our hearts.

Tony Lewis

 

Tony Curtis Lewis, 56, of Yawkey went home Friday, August 15, 2014 at CAMC General Division, Charleston, WV.

He was currently employed at the West Virginia DMV in Logan; he was former owner and operator of the Market Express in Alum Creek; and was a longtime manager of Foodland in Hamlin.

Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Lewis.

He is survived by daughter, Erica (Scott) Hall of Yawkey; son, Jason (Erin) Lewis of Huntersville, NC; father, Billy Lewis of Alum Creek; brother, Kenny (Mona) Lewis of Hurricane;  and two grandchildren, Kennedy and Tyson Hall.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 18, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek.  The  family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Gene DebordGene Dow DeBord, 79, of Alum Creek, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice West.  He retired from Union Carbide where he worked for 43 years.

Gene loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with family and friends.  He was a very spiritual person and a member of Bible Center Church.  He was kind and generous to everyone.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary DeBord; brothers, Talmadge and James DeBord, and sister, Virginia Midkiff.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Yvonne DeBord; daughter, Paula Meikle and her husband Gregory; grandchildren and a great-grandson; brother French and his wife, Sue DeBord; sisters, Freda Eskew, Faye Bell, Joyce Pauley, Sherry DeHart; sister in law, Jaunita DeBord.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, August 16, 2014 at The Bible Center Church with Pastor Chad Cowan officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.  Friends may call from 11:00am to 1:00pm prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV  25387.

Martha BowyerOur Precious Martha Ann Bowyer, 43, of St. Albans, went to Heaven on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 after a hard fought short illness.  She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving father Phillip C. Bowyer.

Martha was born November 10, 1970, in South Charleston, WV.  She lived a good and happy life.  She was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church where she served in different capacities.   She would start the prayer chains; helped  people get rides to appointments; check on the shut-ins and many others every day.  She was WSAZ News Channel 3 Home Town Hero in September 2000. She was a St. Albans High School graduate in 1989. Martha loved watching football and never missed a game all three years of high school.  She was a girl scout. Martha loved to travel: some of her favorite trips were her graduation present from Dad – A Caribbean cruise with her Mom, Sister Brenda, and Grandmother Edens.  A trip Out west to Olympia, WA to visit Brother Paul and family, then on to CA to visit Aunt Debbie & JR, Aunt Emmajean & family.  She went to Richmond, VA and stayed at the Jefferson Hotel to attend her special friend’s wedding of Patti Ruch to John Holt.  She also loved getting backstage for pictures  at  concerts to see John R. Scheider,  and the WCAW Family Reunion with Kathy Mettea, Shelly West, etc. to name a few.

Surviving are her loving family: Mother Dorothy Edens Bowyer; Brother Paul (Diane) Bowyer of Lacey, WA; Sister Brenda (Jeff) Hughes of Dunbar, WV, Nieces and nephews – JP (Laura) Hughes, Apex, NC; Sarah Hughes, High Point, NC; Russ Bowyer, Alyse (Joe) Spears, and Rebecca Bowyer, Olympia, WA.  Great Niece and nephews: Alayna Spears, Olympia, WA; Jackson and Jonathan Hughes, Apex, NC; and of course her beloved dog Lady; Preceded in death loving father Phillip C. Bowyer.

A celebration of Martha’s life will be 1 pm Friday, August 15, at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, with Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating.  Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

The family will receive friends from 11am to 1 pm Friday before the service.

The family wishes to thank the outstanding Doctors and Nurses at CAMC Memorial SICU & Hospice Care for Martha’s excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177. Or Hospice Care 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Romie Virgil SmithGolda Mae Smith, 92, of Sod, WV, peacefully passed away during the night of Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Sweetbrier Assisted Living in Dunbar, WV.

Born in 1922, she was the last surviving sibling of the ten children born to David Joseph and Sara Ann Goode.  In 1945, upon his return from WWII, she married Romie Virgil Smith, and together they made and stayed in their home on Garretts Bend Road until his passing in 2012.

In addition to her late husband, she is also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Charles Bowman.

She was a lifelong member of the Little Laurel Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.

Golda’s surviving family include her children:  Gary V. (Donna) Smith of Clendenin; and Linda Bowman of St. Albans, her four grandchildren:  Chuck (Cyndi) Bowman of St. Albans; Sonya (Jay) Dunlap of Sod; Jessica (Adam) Marshalek of Scenery Hill, PA; and Elizabeth Smith of Norman, OK, her great-grandchildren: Weston and Gavin Dunlap; and Natalie and Kyle Bowman; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Lively Cemetery, Sod, WV, with Mark Ruby officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages that donations be made in Golda’s memory to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387-2536 or to the charity of your choice.

 

Mildred Ann Hammond, 78, of Julian died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at CAMC General Division after a short illness.

She is survived by son, Benjamin Lee Hammond.

Burial will be at the Wood Family Cemetery, Camden-on-the-Gauley, WV
There will be no visitation or funeral.