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J. Nelson (Jim) Browning, Jr., 92, of Charleston went home Thursday, October 12, 2017.

He was a retired Chemist with over 39 years service at the FMC Corporation in South Charleston.

Jim was a past member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church where he taught ballroom dancing to singles; he had an outreach mission to shut-ins and nursing homes. Jim was also an active volunteer member of Kanawha Hospice.

He was also a member of the Chi-Beta-Phi Honorary Scientific Fraternity; a past Cub and Scout-master in the Boy Scouts of America; and a free- lance photographer during the 50’s – 80’s.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jhonce Nelson Browning, Sr. and Rose Ellen Hatfield Browning, six brothers and 2 sisters.

He is survived by son, Dr. Gregory A. (Debra) Browning of Ceredo, Kenova; daughters, Rosemary Anne (George) Downs of Warrenton, Virginia; grandchildren, Jennifer Browning Brooks, William Browning and Jeremy, Brodie and Micah Downs; and twelve great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, 905 Village Drive, South Charleston, with Pastor Rick McGuire officiating.

A reception will follow the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to your favorite charity.

Vickie Marie Jennings Duarte

October 11th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (3 Comments)

Vickie Marie Jennings Duarte, 67, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital, Charleston, WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Walter and Mary Marie Miller Jennings.

She was a a 1968  graduate of South Charleston High School and a member of Kanawha Baptist Temple.   Additionally, she was a  former employee of Elana Health in Dunbar where she retired in 2011.

She is survived by aunts, cousins,  her church family and the love of her life Chantilly, her toy poodle.

A memorial Service will be  held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Kanawha Baptist Temple, Mill Creek Road, Charleston, WV with Pastor Curtis Patterson officiating.  Burial will be at a later date at Kanawha Baptist Temple Cemetery.  Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service at 1:00 p.m.

 

Betty Gay Huffman

October 11th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Betty Gay “Toto” Huffman, 80,  of St. Albans went home to be with our Heavenly Father Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House – West, South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hassell & Alma Huffman from Alkol, WV.

She was a retired employee of Vanguard Financial Services.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Healy, son, Mike Huffman, siblings, Anna L. Jordan Taylor, Genevieve Ryan, Roger (Anna) Huffman and Steve Huffman, four grandchildren, Deborah Rae (Jeff) Remeikas, Leanne, Melissa and Katelyn Huffman, four great-grandchildren, Rozlyn, Jillian, Lora and Maverick.

Service will be 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Darrell Searls officiating.  Burial will be at later date at Orchard Hills Memorial Gardens, Yawkey.  Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service.

A special thank you to the staff at Hubbard Hospice – West, and also to employees of Krogers at St. Albans.

 

Barbara Ann Ruby

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

Barbara Ann Ruby, 86, of Sod, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 9, 2017 at Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was a 1947 graduate of Duval High School, and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sim Belcher and Celeste Belcher Dunlap, husband, Carter Ruby, son, Robert Ruby, daughter, Carol Newcomer, brothers, James, Boyd, Don, Billy, and Jessie, sisters, Wilma and Helen.

She is survived by her two sons, Frank Ruby, of Fayetteville, NC, and Richard (Lynn) Ruby of Sod, daughter, Anita (Francis) Holton, of Salt Rock, one sister Doris (Roger) Escue, five grandchildren, Christi (Rene), Denise (John), Steven (Chelsea), Mark, and Celeste (Greg), three great-grandsons, Andrew, Jaydin, and Robert, one great-great-granddaughter, Jaiyda and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 12th at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV, with Pastor Homer Hensley officiating.  Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery, Sod.  Friends will gather Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Lincoln County Nursing & Rehab for their wonderful care of Mom.

 

Virginia Ann Withrow Arrington, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Virginia was born October 10, 1936, in Clendenin to the late William A. and Nettie Hively Withrow.  She graduated from Clendenin High School in 1955.

Virginia was a homemaker.  She worked tirelessly for her family and spent much of her time caring for her grandchildren, sewing, gardening, refinishing furniture, and she and Glenn worked side by side building homes.

She was united in marriage to Glenn Allen Arrington on June 9, 1969.  They were married for 44 years until his passing in 2011.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Willard, “Cotton” and Art Withrow as well as her sister, Juanita Smith.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Bonita (Buddy) McClure of Alkol, Lori (Allen) Smith and Lynn (John) Reynolds of Alum Creek  She was better known as Mamaw Gin to her  seven grandchildren, Amber Holestin, T.J. Meadows, Zeke, Levi and Caleb Smith, Sam and William Reynolds and four great-grandchildren, Dalton and Daniel Holestin, Katie and Zander Meadows, her sister, Doris “Boot” (Brice) Abbott and her best friend Ellie Henson.

Service will be 1:00pm Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  She will be laid to rest with the ashes of her loving husband in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

 

Teddy Joe Smith

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

Teddy Joe Smith, 57, of Sod went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston with his family by his side.

He was a former employee of JIMCO Supply, John Henry Rock Drills, Caterpillar, Ingersol Rand and Atlas Copco.

Teddy served in the U. S. Army and the Air National Guard and recently came to know Christ as his personal savior.

He was preceded in death by his father, Burnie Smith and mother-in-law, Isabell Jones.

Teddy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Teresa; daughter, Crystal (Jason); son, Morgan (Amanda); grandchildren, Braelyn and Ryker; mother, Norma Smith; father-in-law, Paul Jones; brothers, Carl (Gail), Terry (Melody), Anthony (Joyce), Charles, and Curtis (Heather) Smith; sister, Katherine Heinaman; and a host of nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 9, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman and Dakota Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Sumerco. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

 

 

Judith A. Loftis Pauley

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

Judith A. Loftis Pauley, 83, of Yawkey went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 5, 2017 at home with her family by her side.

She was a retired supervisor at Kanawha Janitorial Service.

Judith was a former member of Joes Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oval Loftis; parents, Rocky and Stella Woodrum; daughter, Janet McClure; brothers, Boyd, Dee, Dolly and Hassel Woodrum; and sisters, Marlene Miller, Zella McCallister and Ruby Cummings.

Judith is survived by her husband of 15 years, Robert; children, Loretta (Charlie) Taylor, Gail (Ronnie) Thompson and Stacy (Pam) Loftis; son-in-law, Pastor Dwight McClure; brother, John (Margaret) Woodrum; sister, Chrstine Wilson; 5 grandchildren, Leslie Matheny, Nancy Dunlap, Teresa Vickers, C.B. Bragg and Terry Thompson; 9 great grandchildren; and special friends, Hope and Buddy Coleman and Patricia Grass.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastors Dwight McClure, Frank Chapman and Craig Gillenwater officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery, Sumerco. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

James Frank Cash

October 5th, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

James Frank Cash, Sr., 69, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord after a long illness on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Mae, son, James Franklin Cash, Jr., granddaughter, Crystal Cash, parents, Homer & Elizabeth  Cash, and brother, Charles.

He worked in construction and was a truck driver for Smith Transfer and WV Paving.

He is survived by his son, Johnny (Cindy) Cash, daughter, Buffy (Steve) Thomas, brothers, John (Shirley) Cash and Homer Cash, six grandchildren, Jimmy, Kristen, Cassidy, Andy, Jacob, and Abby, four great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Dylan, Karma, and Lilly.

Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 7th at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastors Earl Cochran and Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

 

Vallie F. Holstein Turley

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (4 Comments)

Vallie F. Holstein Turley, 84, of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 1, 2017, after a long illness.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George, and son, Tim Turley and siblings, Jackie, Macel, Juanita, and Ramona.  She was the daughter of the late Isaac Jackson Holstein II and Edith Rathburn Holstein.

She was a former member of Brier Creek Baptist Church.  She was a retired teacher’s aid, and worked in both Jackson and Kanawha Counties.  She was best known for her loving hospitality, generosity and kindness, and also for being a great cook.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Jeff) Haught, and son, Curtis Turley, sisters, Connie Parsons and Zona Linville, brothers, Gene, Murl, Doug and Roger Holstein, and grandchildren, Brendan and Kate Rainey, Kevin and Richard Simmons, Jamie, Matt, Michael and Michelle Turley, and a large and loving extended family.

Service will be 2:00pm Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Tommy Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.Special thanks to the Marmet Genesis Healthcare for their loving care.

Wendelin “Wendy” Starr Worstell Bowen Kirk, 63, of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 1, 2017, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Wendy is preceded in death by her mommy, Norma Bowen, daddy, Eugene Worstell, three sisters, Mary Stanley, Carolyn Worstell, Lissa Eastwood, and daughter, Misti Ash.

Wendy was a great story teller and was loved by all who met her.  She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

She was the former owner/operator of Wendy’s Place at Sumerco, and was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted sister.

Wendy is survived by her loving husband Randy Kirk, Sr., sons, Doug Bowen and Brandon (Lenora) Bowen, Randy (Cindy) Kirk II, daughter, Cortney Kirk, ten grandchildren, Lindsay Bowen, Brandon Martin, Tearanee Bowen, Paige and Destany Nelson, Chase Bowen, Candace and Kendall Kirk, Liam and Carol Ann Kirk.  She is also survived by her brother Scott (Laurie) Worstell, and sisters, Ann Hanshaw, Donah (Steve) Brown, Marcie (Doug) Gillispie, Karrie (Paul) Lovejoy, and Twylla (Cameron) Bays.  She was the “favorite” aunt to most of her many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be Thursday, 2:00 pm, October 5, 2017 at the Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. In lieu of flowers family request donations toward funeral services.