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Donna Egnor

Donna Marie Egnor, 65, of Yawkey passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Lincoln Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hamlin, WV.

She was the daughter of the late Hudson and Edith Sizemore Pendry of Wyoming County. She worked as a secretary at the Lincoln County Court House.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Egnor.

She leaves behind one daughter, Beth (Todd) Miller of Yawkey; sons, David (Tammy) Egnor of Salt Rock, Joe Egnor of Nitro and Jeff Egnor of Ceredo; grandchildren, Erica Miller, C. J. and Alex Egnor; brothers, David and Roger Pendry of St. Albans and Jerry Pendry of Va.; and sister, Gloria Caserta of Ceredo.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Oshel Bell officiating.  Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.  The family will receive friends from 11am – 1 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

 

 

Melvia Hudson

Melvia Magdaline Williams Hudson, 91, of St. Albans, formerly of Atlas Road, South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Teays Valley Assisted Living in Hurricane.

Melvia was born on April 9, 1923 in Olcott, West Virginia to Wallace and Grace Williams.  On January 13, 1942 Melvia married Robert Lee “Bob” Hudson and became a “military wife” for several years while Bob served our country in World War II.  For over 45 years, Bob and Melvia lived at Atlas Road in South Charleston, where they raised a family of eight children and enjoyed their grandchildren before moving to St. Albans. The best memories their grandkids have are of spending time at their house on Atlas Road enjoying countless holiday meals, Sunday suppers, and playing in the woods and fields.  She was one of the most genuine, loving, and caring human beings that God ever created.  Melvia would have given her last penny, her last scrap of food, and the shirt off her back to any one she thought was in need.   She always found the good in everyone and became friends with anyone who had the honor of meeting her.  She retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education as Head Cook at Kenna Elementary in Charleston.  Upon retirement, Bob and Melvia spent many weeks at a time throughout the year at their camp in Dunmore, Pocahontas County, until missing their grandchildren and great grandchildren would get the best of them and they would have to make a trip home.  Melvia attended Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene for many years.

In addition to her parents, Melvia was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Bob, on November 11, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, brothers, Stanley, Rondal, and Carl Williams and sisters, Arlene Harrison, Evelyn Jackson, Gloria Dodd, and Louise Roberts Curry;  son, Gary Hudson;  grandson, Dennis Hudson and  great grandson, Logan Moore.  She surely had a happy reunion with them all!

Melvia is survived by her children, Bob and Sue Hudson of Davis Creek,  Jim and Charla Hudson of South Charleston, Carol and Greg Abbott of Alum Creek,  Chuck and Joyce Hudson of South Charleston, Linda and Jerry Taylor of St. Albans,  Mark and Robin Hudson of St. Albans, and Kevin and Shayna Hudson of Kenna. Melvia was blessed to be survived by 22 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren; with one additional great grandson due any day.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be deeply missed by the many who loved her.  She was the personification of Proverbs 31:28:  “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”

The family would like to thank Dr. Vinodrai Lakhani and his staff for the wonderful care that he provided Melvia over the years.

Service will be 1:00 PM Monday March 2 ,2015 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Worship Pastor Nichole Stewart officiating. Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston. Family and friends will gather from 4 to 6 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Frank Johnson, 70, of Emmons, died Monday, February 23, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice West at Thomas, South Charleston, WV.

He is survived by his wife, Betsy; son, Shanne Johnson; stepson, William Canaday; and brother, Doyle Barker.

At his request there will be no services.

Billy J. LewisBilly J. Lewis, 83, of Alum Creek passed at home, Friday, February 20, 2015.

He was retired and worked as  a carpenter in residential construction and was a lifelong resident of Alum Creek.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; son, Tony; parents, Ira and Charmie Lewis; and infant daughters, Sherry, Cherry and Robin.

He is survived by son, Kenny (Mona) Lewis; sister, Grace Souder; grandchildren, Stephanie, Jessi, Jason, Erica and Heather; and great grandchildren, Hannah, Haley, Kennah, Alleigh, Luke, Kennedy, Tyson, Daisy and Joey.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Jack MidkiffJack E. Midkiff, 82, of So. Charleston, passed away at home Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Floretta “Ditty” Midkiff; parents, Golden and Ruth Ballard Midkiff; brothers, John and Bill Midkiff; and sister, Maxine Tyree.

He was a retired mechanical maintenance supervisor with Kincaid Enterprise in Nitro.

In early years Jack enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. His was a hard working devoted family man, always putting his family first. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his children, B.J. (Camela) Midkiff, Rick Midkiff (Fiancee’ Sheila McCormick) and Denise (Dennie) Bell; brother, Glenn (Janice) Midkiff; grandchildren Brian and Troy Painter, Kandice Campbell, Lacey Midkiff, Chelsea Grogg and Adam Midkiff; and five great grandchildren.

Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, February 21, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Amanda Allen ObitAmanda Dale Allen, 33, of Dunbar went home to join her baby boy, Colt Hively, Friday, February 13, 2015 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

She was a member of Charleston Church of God.

Amanda is survived by her children, Austin Banks, Demarcus Daniels, Mariejane’ Daniels and Colt’s twin sister, Shaylynn Hively; mother, Charlotte Abbott Wilson and her husband, Wayne; father, Dale Allen; sister, Christina Coats; niece, Kacie Wheeler Taylor; nephew Kristopher Wheeler; many aunts, uncles and other family members who will greatly miss her.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 17,  at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.  Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward the funeral service.

 

Gary (2)Gary Donald Pack, 59, of Griffithsville was found dead of apparent natural causes at his home Wednesday February 4, 2015.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Donald Eugene and Oneta Jane Messinger Pack.

He is survived by his sister, Donetta Perkins, Chantilly, Virginia; niece, Erica (Leigh) Phelps, Aldie, Virginia; and nephew, Todd McClure, Chesapeake, Virginia. “Uncle G” is also affectionately survived by his great nephews, Evan McClure and Grayson Phelps; and great niece, Reese McClure and “soon to arrive” niece, Olivia Phelps. Gary will forever be remembered for his fun loving personality and the joy and laughter he always brought with him. To know him was to love him and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday May 2, 2015 at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey where Gary’s cremains will be placed near his parents.

Irene Penington

Ruth Irene Pennington, 87, of Alum Creek went to be with the Lord Monday, January 26, 2015.

She retired from WV Dept. of Motor Vehicles License and Title Division and was a member of Left Fork Missionary Baptist Church.

Irene was one of ten children born to Shelt and Dollie Stone Egnor, who predeceased her along with her sisters, Agnes, who died as a toddler, Lena Griffith and Reva Mae Hicks; brothers, Marvin, Raymond, Ronald and Junior Egnor.

She is survived by daughter, Beverly Cedele Igo of Alkol; sons, Randy (Mary) Pennington of Alum Creek and Rex (Debbie) Pennington of St. Albans; sister, Mary “Brownie” Hager of Left Fork; brother, Kerman Egnor of Florida; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Wednesday, January 28, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.  A graveside service will follow at 2:30 pm at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.

Kathleen Keeney 3Kathleen S. Keeney of Alum Creek, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 24, 2015 after a long illness.  She celebrated her 100th birthday on November 4, 2014 with friends and family.

She was a charter member of the Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Alum Creek where she served faithfully.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Belmont Keeney; parents, Eliza and Pomp Turley; sisters, Erna Miller, Edna Tavernaris, Nona Turley, Grace Adkins and Georgia Turley; brothers, Frazure Turley, Elva Turley, Carl Turley and Denver Turley; and son-in-law, James Lowery, Sr.

She is survived by her son, C. B. Keeney, Jr. and wife, Patsy; daughter, Donna Lowery; 5 grandchildren, Jamey Lowery and wife, Liz,  Scott Lowery and wife, Amy, Amanda Cummings and husband, Rod, Polly Smith and husband, Scott and Chuck Keeney; 9 great grandchildren, Steven, Kaitlin, Julianna, Trey, Caroline, Joshua, Noah, Mattie and Shellie; two great great grandchildren, Chase and Mackenzie; sister-in-law, Elaine Bird and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Monday, January 26th at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Golden Living Nursing Home in Glasgow, WV for the wonderful care and concern they gave to our mother.

James Akers 1 James Akers 2James Adair Akers, 91, of South Charleston, born June 15, 1923 died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at home surrounded by his family.

He lived a long and full life; born during the depression the 9th of 10 children.  He was drafted at age 19 and served in the U. S. Army during WWII.  His tour took him to the European Theatre where he fought in the Battle of The Bulge.  After  returning to the USA,  he married and worked at FMC for 35 years as an operator.  Adair was a skilled craftsman who could build anything ranging from a house, a grandfather clock, furniture or a picture frame.  He took pride in all he did.  He was a Christian and a quiet man with a strong work ethic who loved his family dearly.

Adair, known to many as PawPaw Akers, was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Mae Turley Akers and his daughter, Linda Sue Akers-Buckley; parents, Charlie and Virgie Akers and 8 siblings.

He is survived by his children, Richard “Dale” (Ellen) Akers, Marvin Akers, Christy and Micky McClure; grandchildren, Jeri Sue (Dorsel) Thomas, Scott (Jacqueline) Buckley,  Adam (Kristi) Akers, Jeffrey Akers, Sarah (Pat) Kelly;  Michael (Carrie) McClure, Kelly McClure-Kinder; 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; and sister, Alberta Haga.

Funeral service will be 3:30 pm Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Southridge Freewill Baptist Church, 814 Ruthdale Road, South Charleston, with Pastor David Cooper officiating.  Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768.   The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the church.