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Donald Ray Dunlap

January 21st, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (8 Comments)

Donald DunlapOur loss is Heaven’s gain, Donald Ray Dunlap, 87, of McCorkle, left this world in the arms of angels Friday, January 20, 2017 at home.

He was a member of McCorkle Freewill Baptist Church. Donald was a retired coal miner from Y & O Coal Company and a proud member of the UMWA. He also worked several years with the Laborers Local. Donald enjoyed hunting, camping and traveling with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Omazell Dunlap; siblings, Aubrey, Dennis, Ilene, Marie and Nellie Jean; and infant daughter, Kimberly A.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty; children, David Dunlap, Meddie Ray “Jigs” (Patty) Dunlap, Donald “Coco” Nelson Dunlap, Charlene (Jacky) Dunlap, Peggy (Jerry) Marker and Russell Dunlap; sister, Neva Bell Stump; grandchildren, Debbie (John) Estep, Donna Dunlap, Donald Dunlap, Kim (Chad) Board, Kristy (Randy) Wright, Kari (Barry) Roberts, Donny (Melody) Dunlap, Chris Dunlap, Paula (Brett) Matthews, Jason (Lorie) Dunlap, Jerrick (Brooke) Marker, Heather (Chad) Antill and Justin Dunlap; great grandchildren, Tiffany, Tim, John, Derick, Ericka, Allie, Patrick, Cecil, Dorothy, Kelley, Caleb, Connor, Katelyn, Payton, Reece, Lakynn, Brayden, Braxton, Emily, Joshua, Koree, Cody, Jerrick, Rayleigh, Addison and James; great great grandchildren, Sophia, Rowan, Berkley and Delaney.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastors Ronnie Scott and Roe Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank and recognize Dr. Scott Smith and the staff at Alum Creek Medical Center for all their help. Also home health care nurses, April and Brian.

Frances Katherine McCallister, 78, daughter of the late James Everett “Fuzzy” McCallister and Mary Wavie Dunlap McCallister, went home to meet our Lord and Savior on January 14, 2017.

Formerly of Sod, WV, Frances had resided in Grapevine, TX since 2003. She was a graduate of Duval High School, 1957. At a young age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ, was baptized, and became a life long member of McCorkle Freewill Baptist Church.

Frances will be remembered as a wonderful example of a loving daughter to her parents, and a good sister. She loved her favorite TV shows, reading, music (especially Elvis), and most of all, to travel. She traveled extensively with her only sister after moving to Texas in 2003.

Her beautiful memory and example of a loving sister will be remembered by her only sibling, Brenda Joyce McCallister Holloway (Sanford) of Bedford, TX; niece, Chrissy Shannon Carder (Jeff) of Grapevine, TX; nephews, Cory Liberto and Hunter Carder of Grapevine, TX, and many friends in the Grapevine community….and a host of cousins and friends in West Virginia….her “home”.

Her service and final resting place will be at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey, WV at a later date to be announced. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, WV will handle all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The American Heart Association or The Diabetes Association.

 

Doris Jean Mickles

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Doris MicklesDoris Jean Mickles, 78, of St. Albans passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at home.

She graduated from Stoco High School and W. Va. Rehabilitation Center.   Doris was a 15 year employee at the WV Board of Registered Nurses and previously employed by John W. Eye Furniture Co. and Stats Hospital.

Doris was a member of the Pilot Club,  the Women of the Red Hat Club and the Moose.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony.

Doris is survived by son, Troy Mickles.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Jesse Perdue officiating.   Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

 

WhittingtonRavenell Joyce  Turley Whittington, 79, of Charleston passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at CAMC General MICU in Charleston.

She was a 1955 graduate of Washington District High School.  She loved to play her guitar and sing gospel music.  Ravenell was a Nazarene by faith and attended Hissom Tabernacle in recent months.

Ravenell was preceded in death by her parents, James Paul & Ethel Loftus Turley, husbands, Bennie Turley and Lawrence Whittington.

She is survived by sons, Johnny, Charles and Kelly (Jean) Turley; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; brothers, James and Eugene Turley; sisters, Juanita DeBord, Norma Blankenship and Carol Linger.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with her son, Kelly Turley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions for the funeral services.

 

Ruth Ellen Cornell

January 16th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (16 Comments)

17008 CornellRuth Ellen Williams Cornell, 84, of Alkol, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at home, surrounded by her family.  She had been ill for several months and passed away from renal failure.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; parents, Archie & Angie Williams; and sisters, Nellie McClure, Carrie Johnson and Cornia Loftis Tribble.

She was a Christian, and a retired teacher from Kanawha County Schools.  She helped to write the pilot program for the WV history curriculum.

Ruth is survived by her son, Andrew Buel Cornell, Fredericksburg, VA;  daughter, Karen Cornell Raines, Savannah, GA; brother, John (Jean) Williams, Dayton, OH and   sister, Ann (Carl) Egnor, Sumerco, WV;  and also survived by four grandchildren, Andrew, Jr., Rebecca, Katie & Sandra; and one great-grandson, Benjamin.

Services will be 11:00am, Wednesday, January 18th at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastors Chuck Adkins and Dwight McClure officiating.  Burial will follow at the Pauley Cemetery, Woodville.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Stepping Stones Canine Fosters WV, 6918 Heritage Dr., Charleston, WV 25312.  The family would like to thank the staff of CAMC – Charleston General Hospital and Dignity Hospice of Chapmanville.

Words cannot express our supreme gratitude to Mrs. Ann Egnor for her commitment and caregiving to her sister Ruth.

Madge Hill

January 13th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Madge Hill (2)Madge Hill, 86, of Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord and reunited with her family on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House-West at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

Madge retired from Division of Water Resources after 25 years of service.  She was a member of Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Alum Creek.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with all her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hill, Jr.; parents, Ballard & Dessie Charles; and son-in-law Rev. Stevie Egnor.

She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Belcher; grandchildren, Todd (Shannon) Egnor and Tonya (Ricky) Justice; great-grandchildren, Brandon (Kacey) Justice, Jackson Egnor, Chelsea (Travis) Gibson, Kirstan Justice and Joshua Justice; great-great grandchildren, Jayleigh Egnor, Colton Justice, Kaden Gibson, & Koen Gibson and two of her close and dearest friends, Georgie Blankenship and Deana Hensley.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastors Frank Chapman and Ron Scott officiating.  Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens at Low Gap.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387.

William A. Griffith

January 13th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

William GriffithWilliam A. “Griff” Griffith, 93, of South Charleston died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.

He retired from Union Carbide of South Charleston and was a graduate of Morris Harvey College with a major in Art.  Griff  was a Tech Sergeant during WWII  in the U. S. Army Air Corp.  flying in over 60 missions during the war time.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fayelda and brothers, Bob and Ted.

Griff is survived by his son, William A. II and his wife, Susan; daughter, Jan Griffith; great granddaughter he raised as his daughter, Hope; three granddaughters, Archele, Michele and Heather; 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Michael Tucker officiating.  Burial will follow at Brua Family Cemetery in South Charleston with military graveside honors.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Joyce Collins and Kanawha Hospice for all their help.

Fray Pauley

January 10th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (0 Comments)

fray-pauleyFray Pauley, 80, of Sod, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
He is joyfully reunited with his son, Eddie who entered Heaven 34 days before him and with his father, Ora Pauley and mother, Pansy Pauley, as well as many other family and friends.
He is survived by his daughters, Debra (Randy) Griffith, Sonya (George) Core, Leatha (Ronnie) Flowers, Debbie (John) Trent, Robin (Steve) Hunter and son, Steve Pauley and daughter-in-law, Tammy Pauley; 26 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his twin sister, Grace (Roe) Smith and sisters, Monzella (Lanny) McDougal and Shirley (Victor) Ryan and family and friends too numerous to count.
A special thank you to his neighbor Jean Turley for being a good godly friend to him the last 10 years.
Fray will be missed by all who knew him. He had a fun-loving personality and loved to laugh and joke around. He never met a stranger in his life and LOVED to talk. He possessed a sharp memory until his death and could recall and recount events from childhood through his 80th year of life with detailed clarity. That fantastic memory also made it hard for him to forget things he wished he could, so he found it hard to forgive himself for many things. God had no such problem forgiving him.
Fray’s life story is a testimony of God’s mercy and grace. God graciously allowed him to receive salvation after 70 years of living a lifestyle which he spent the last 10 years of his life deeply regretting. He spoke often of wishing his children and grandchildren would realize that they need to serve God while they’re young so they won’t have regrets, as he did, at the end of their lives. He understood that although God saved him from his sin in his old age, the damage done to people he loved and to relationships with them could never be fully recovered. Time is precious!!! Make your life count for God now before you too find yourself looking back wishing “if only”.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2 pm at McCorkle Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Scott officiating. Burial at Lively Cemetery in Sod, WV.

 

Phyllis Jean Garnes

January 10th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

phyllis-garnesPhyllis Jean Garnes, 82, of Alum Creek went home to be reunited with her family Monday, January 9, 2017.

She was a graduate of W. Va. State College and retired from the Social Security Administration.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace W. and Edith Carper Dotson; daughter, Donna Jean Turner; sister and brother inlaw, Betty and Pete Stump, and sister, Rita Woodall.

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Chambers;  daughters, Debra (Rex) Hill and Deirdra Turner; sisters, Patricia (Louis) Anderson; Paula Hackworth and Bonnie Adkins; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and her faithful friend and beloved dog, Emily.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jennings “Ray” Williams

January 6th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

jennings-williams-2Jennings “Ray” Williams, 71, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House West in South Charleston.

He was a retired truckdriver and a member of Olcott Community Church.  The joy of his life was serving God, grandchildren and his 2 pug dogs.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Martha Faith Williams; sisters, Joann Holstein and Garnet May; and brother, Junior Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Regina; sons, Steve (Julie) Williams and David (Lisa) Williams; grandchildren, Tylor, Tanner, Raygan and Rylee Williams and Cody Thompson; great granddaughter, Addyson Thompson; brothers, Jerry (Connie), Bill (Nell), Roy, John (Brenda) and Ricky (Jackie) Williams; and sisters, Kat (Bob) Pennington and Sue (Leonard) Gibson; and other family members and friends.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Audie Murphy, Sr.  officiating.  Burial will follow at Holstein Cemetery, Dartmont.   The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital and Hubbard Hospice House West for their care and compassion.  Also to all the family and friends that gave so much help and support during his illness.