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Basil HudsonRev. Basil Roland Hudson, 74, of Scott Depot went home to be with his Lord  and Savior on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at CAMC Teays Valley.

Basil announced his call to the ministry in 1972 and was ordained as a Baptist Minister.  He contiued his education at Moody Bible Institute.  He served as pastor of  Olive Baptist Church, Sycamore Grove Baptist Church,  Twenty-sixth Street Baptist Church in Huntington, and the Leon Baptist Church.

He was currently a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Teacher; and also continued to hold revivals, visiting the sick, elderly and anyone in need.

Basil enjoyed golfing and landscaping.  He loved spending time with the grandchildren and attending their games and activities.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Eufa Hudson and brother, Carter Hudson.

Basil is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda; daughter, Teresa Gillmor; son, Brian (Pam) Hudson; grandchildren, Zoe Gillmor, Matthew, Lauren and Emily Hudson; brothers, Paul (Doris) Hudson and David (Mary) Hudson; sisters, Esther (Nile) Long, Annabelle (Gene) Monk, Naomi McCracken, Rachel (Chuck) Kinder and Sharon McClure; and a host of friends that God has blessed him with through 43 years of ministry.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28th, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mt. Vernon Road, Hurricane with Pastor Ron McClung officiating.  Entombment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Delores JavinsDelores “Dose” Morris-Javins, 85, of Ashford went to rest, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her Emmons residence.

She was born July 3, 1930 to the late Scott and Brookie Pauley Bell.  Delores worked hard all her life and loved being in the woods.  She always looked forward to spring to be the first to find molly moochers.  She loved and cherished her family dearly.

Delores was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Morris and Charles “Doggie” Javins; brothers, G. L. and David; sisters, Nana Alice and Francis Power; and step daughter, Darlene (Rex) Butcher.

She is survived by children, Phillip (Denene) Morris, Barry (Tina) Morris, Cathy Morris and her companion, Steve Smith; grandchildren, Charlie, Erik, Gary (Jill), Katie (Anthony) Balla and Zachary Morris; great-granddaughter, Summer Morris; brothers, Jack, Don and Larry Bell; sister, Phyllis Blankenship; stepchildren Charles (Samantha) Javins and Gayle (Christi) Javins;  step-grandchildren, Melissa, Cassy, Nikki, Tiffany, Kayla, Courtney and Cody; step-great-grandchildren, Nolan Stephen, Ian and Khloe; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Rumble Community Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Harold officiating.  Burial will follow at Barker Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to thank Kanawha Hospice Staff with special thanks to our angels, Sallie, Marilyn, Libby, Jack, Melanie, Ashley and Dr. Jack Kinder.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory  to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV  25387.

Betty BellBetty Sue (Lanier) Bell, 60, of South charleston died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after an unexpected illness.

She was born November 2, 1955 to the late John W. Lanier, Sr. and Margaret Eloise (Knapp) Lanier.

Betty was preceded in death by her brother, James D. Lanier.

She is survived by her loving husband, Freddy E. Bell II; sons, Christopher Parsons (Marcie) and Larry Parsons, Jr. (Ashley); three grandchildren, Justin, Abbey and Brier Parsons; sister, Janet Turley (Phil) of South Charleston; brothers, Daniel Lanier (Dessie) of South Charleston and John Lanier (Lori) of Charleston; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Lanier of St. Albans and Sherri (Bell) Rabel of St. Albans and a host of nieces, nephews, two great nieces, cousins and many friends.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with the Rev. Mike Long officiating.  Burial will follow at the Beech Hill Cemetery located at Pliny, West Virginia.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday with the service beginning  following the visitation.



Greathel LovejoyGreathel Marie “Goat” Baire Lovejoy, 79, of Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord Monday, November 16, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

She attended Brier Creek Baptist Church.

Greathel was preceded in death by her parents, Haden and Mary Baire; infant son, Elvis Lee Baire; and brothers, Adam, Willie and David Baire.

She is survived by her son, Rocky Baire; syblings, Basil (Joyce) Baire, Junie (Buddy) Kirk, Martha Holstein, Linzie (Janet) Baire, Bawfurd and Bob Baire, William (Donna) Baire, Joyce (Danny) Pauley, Hazel (Terry) Rabel and Mary (Barney) Johnson; and several nieces, newphews and other family.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Rev. Frank D. Parsons officiating.  Burial will follow at Brounland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Wanda KeelingWanda Gaye Keeling Wood, 70, of Sod went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 14, 2015 after a long illness.

She was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord.  She also enjoyed cooking, sewing and was an artist who loved to paint.

Gaye was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Alma Sovine; her first husband, William “Bill” Keeling; son, Shannon Keeling; twin brother, Clay Sovine; sister, Pauline Ferrell and great granddaughter, Khloe.

She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Lynda) Lawrence; Angela (Melvin) Schnurpel, Clifford (Carolyn) Keeling, Darrein (Trina) Keeling, LaShawna Keeling and Joseph (Ashley) Wood; sisters, Faye, Sue and Lou Linkous and Patricia Egnor; 19 grandchildren  and 22 great grandchildren who she loved spending time with; and also by her former husband, Zeke Wood.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastors Jackie Miller and Jimmy Lawrence officiating.  Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special Thank You to the Lincoln Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and their wonderful staff for the care of  our mother.


Patrick DunlapPatrick Lee Dunlap, 64, of Sumerco, son of the Most High God, finished his journey home to be with his Father on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.   Although Pat was 64 years old, he would be the first to tell you that he didn’t really begin to live until Dec. 26, 2001, at the age of 50 when he gave his heart and life to the Lord.    He was still a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church, Albion, MI and was currently attending New Covenant Baptist Church Alum Creek, WV.

He was employed by the Steel Mill Industry.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Noah & Neva Dunlap; brother, Teddy Akers; sister, Carol Wheeler.

He is survived by his best friend and wife, Pam, his children: Shannon (Pete) Thompson; Jeremy (Jenny) Angel and John Angel; brothers: Tim (Patty) Dunlap and Mickey (Linda) Akers; grandchildren: Patrick, Abby & Ryan; and one great-grandson: Aiden.

Service will be 3:00pm on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Earl Martin officiating.  Visitation will be 1:00 – 3:00 pm prior to the service.

Portlee ClarkA. Portlee Clark, 71, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord and see her son, Tracy, Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and devoted Christian who opened her home and heart to anyone in need.  All who had the pleasure of knowing “Portee” loved and respected her.  The family saw and describes her as strong-willed and the definition of generous.

Portee’s  family was her life, starting with her best friend and husband of 52 years, Howard;  her heart and soul was her daughter, Evelyn and Pam, who was like a daughter;her pride and joy were her granddaughters, Mandy “Punkin”, Lisa “Weezie” and Sierra “Baby”.  She is also survived by her brother, Harvey Angel; sisters, Della (Roger) Clay, Euna King and Vicky Wright; and sister-in-law, Janet Angel.

She brought love and laughter to this world and the memories she made with loved ones will last in their hearts forever.

A celebration of her life will be 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


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Isabelle Sue Graley, infant daughter of Stephens Graley and Mary, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

Isabelle is also survived by her sisters, Zoey Noel Faith Graley, Brianna Graley, and Keira Dawn Pettry; brothers, Jacob Daniel Pettry, Logan and Dylan Graley; paternal grandparents, Melinda Sue & Dwight Graley, Sr.,  maternal grandparents, Carol & Eric Williams, maternal great-grandparents, Martha & James Holstein and paternal great-grandfather, Kyle (Deloris) Graley.

There will be no service.

Cinthia DuvallCynthia Leigh “Cindy” Duvall, 46, of South Charleston died Saturday, October 31, 2015 as a result of an auto   accident on Greenview Road, South Charleston.

Cindy loved her family first of all, her dog Bridget and the outdoors.  Along with her best friend and husband, B. J., they hunted and fished together throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. Killing deer, bear,  turkey and a bobcat among other critters.

She was a Christian and formerly attended Hopewell Baptist Church in Alum Creek.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Gary and Pat McDerment.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, B. J.; sons, Kelley (Elizabeth) McDerment and Justin Duvall; sister, Kim (Charlie) Duff; brother, Gary Lee McDerment; halfsister, Kathy Cantrell Clark and several nieces, nephews and other family who will greatly miss her.

Service will be Wednesday, November 4th, 11:00 a.m. at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Greg Blake officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Frank HicksFrank Hicks, Jr., 73, of Charleston, went home to sing with the angels Friday, October 30.

He was born at home in Lincoln County on March 28, 1942 and was the first child of the late Shirley Frank and Lola Hicks. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Johnny Lee and Robert Wayne, his sister Phyllis June Prouse, and his brother-in-law, Stephen Casto.

Frank was well-loved by all he met. He was a member of the National Guard and Army Special Forces and served his country in the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and in Vietnam. The true definition of a handy man, Frank had many talents but he was most known as a painter and was active in the local painter’s union. He constantly gave of his time and energy, and was a 32 degree Mason. He attended Bible Center Church and considered faith and family most important above all. He enjoyed the outdoors and staying busy and could often be found hunting, fishing, or camping. Frank epitomized all of the qualities of a West Virginia gentleman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Debby; sons, Frank Hicks III and Jason Coughlin, and an individual who was like a son, Timmy Edens; brother Bill and wife Pam Hicks; sister Judy and husband Jim Turley, sister Peggy Hart; sister Vicky Casto; sister-in-law Diana and husband Charlie McCormick; brother-in-law Chuck Dale and wife Jessica; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Thursday, November 5, at Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive Charleston WV. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service. Pastor Chad Cowen will be officiating the services. To honor Frank, please wear jeans.

The family would like to thank the MICU at CAMC Memorial Division, especially Travis and Joe, and Respiratory Therapy for their excellent care of Frank and his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests for donations to be made to Debby’s American Cancer Society Walk team, Eva’s St. Mark’s Angels. Donations can be made by check or online at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16SA?px=33641094&pg=personal&fr_id=71267.