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Loretta CardwellLoretta June Dove Cardwell of South Charleston, West Virginia, and Springfield, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Forest Glen Health Campus in Springfield.  She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 65 years, James Cardwell, Jr.; parents, Clyde Sherwood and Lura Martha Bridges Dove; brothers, Jesse, Dick, Harold, and Clyde Sherwood Dove; sister, Mary Beatrice Dove Brady; and grandson, Samuel Bridges Harshbarger.

June was born in Lerona, Mercer County, West Virginia, on January 29, 1923; graduated from Princeton High School; and worked for a brief time at the Maidenform Brassiere Company in Princeton.  She was a Kanawha County kindergarten aide at Ruthlawn Elementary for almost 15 years.

June was a member of Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene and First Church of the Nazarene of South Charleston.  She was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award; served on the church board and the missionary council; was a Sunday school teacher, a member of MiSMA, and an active member of Women’s Ministries.  June served God, her family, and her community on a daily basis.  She lived according to her convictions and was faithful.

June is survived by daughters Connie Snodgrass of Leesburg, Virginia; Beverly DeBord of Springfield, Ohio; Karen Teel and husband Brooks of South Charleston; Nancy Knurek and husband Chuck of South Charleston; Cathy McCue and husband David of Plano, Texas; and son David Cardwell and wife Laura of Abilene, Texas.  In addition, she is survived by grandchildren John Snodgrass, Elizabeth Snodgrass, Rodgers Harshbarger and wife Kate, Bryan Knurek and wife Holly, Charles DeBord and wife Amanda, Melissa Bucklew and husband Jacob, Allison Taylor, Katie Vaden and husband Ray, Chris Cardwell and wife Jami, and John Michael Harshbarger.  June and Jim were blessed with thirteen great grandchildren, namely Kennedy Knurek, Lucy Harshbarger, Katharine Snodgrass, Carlyn Vaden, Jillian Knurek, Samuel Harshbarger, Dominic Bucklew, McKenna Vaden, Joshua Vaden, Emmett Cardwell, Mia June Bucklew, Zoe Vaden, and Sawyer Cardwell.  She is also survived by her sister Ella Mae Wagner of Burlington, North Carolina; three sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends in West Virginia and Ohio.

The family extends its sincere appreciation to the staffs of SweetBriar Assisted Living of Dunbar, West Virginia, Forest Glen, and Kindred Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

A service to honor June’s memory will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with The Reverend Kent Estep officiating.  Visitation will begin at 10:30 with the service immediately following at noon.  A service of interment will be held at the Graceland Memorial Park mausoleum.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.  June successfully battled that disease for decades, never losing sight of her life’s real purpose.

GarnettVickersGarnette Matthews Vickers, 101 years-old, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the home of her son in Alkol, West Virginia. Her last day on earth was spent in the presence of family as all gathered near to be with her. Known by “Granny” to so many, she will be mourned by all who loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Samuel Hal Vickers, whom she has missed deeply, and her step-son Harry Hal Vickers.

Garnette was born on February 26, 1915 to John Harvey and Blanch Young Matthews in Lincoln County, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by three of her siblings, Mary Virginia Perdue Roberts, John Andrew Matthews, and Samuel Bryant Matthews.  She graduated from Duval High School in 1936.

Garnette’s gentleness of spirit and strong faith was a testament to the love of her Lord and Savior. Garnette served over 40 years as church clerk and Sunday school teacher at Sycamore Grove Baptist Church through which she touched countless lives.  She never failed to ask, “Did you go to church this morning?” when talking to her on a Sunday. Upon her death, Garnett was a member of Morrisville Baptist Church.

Her signature gift of joy and contentment shown through her laughter and hugs will never be forgotten. When Paul wrote “godliness with contentment is great gain” he could have been speaking directly of Garnette. She was happy with the simple joys and you rarely left her presence without a hug, a kiss, and a “I love you”.  Garnette’s hands were rarely still. An avid quilter, she quilted every day except Sundays. Her tiny stitches and beautiful quilts will continue to warm the hearts of her loved ones now that she is gone.

Independent, and a wee bit stubborn, Garnette lived alone until 6 weeks ago. This was made possible by Margaret’s good cooking, Monica’s devotion to her Granny, and Kenny’s proximity and care. Home meant everything to Garnette.

Garnette is survived by her sister, Wynoka Matthews Kelley; her children Kenneth Vickers and wife Margaret, Jack Vickers and wife Ruth, and Kathleen Vickers Wadsworth and husband Jim; her grandchildren Jeff Vickers, Monica Linville, James Vickers, Renee Ryan, Michele Ferri, Katrina Reese, Vic Wadsworth, Felicia Christensen; 12 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces, including Elnorah Rivers. All of these she loved and touched deeply.  Please join us in celebrating her life Wednesday evening 6 – 8 pm for visitation and Thursday morning at 11am for funeral services at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek. Burial at Stone Cemetery in Alkol West Virginia immediately following Thursday morning services.

Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Darrell Lynn Tudor

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Darrell TudorDarrell Lynn  Tudor “Sis”, 60, of Sod went home Friday, July 22, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice West,  South Charleston.

She was a member of Joes Creek Baptist Church.

Darrell was predeceased by her parents, Jimmie and Phyllis McKinney; and nephew, Michael Sebastian.

She is survived by her husband, David; sister, Shelly (Charlie) Beam; brother, Mike (Amy) McKinney; nephews,  Jimmie, Jamie, Anthony, Zack, Josh and Lakin; and nieces, Heather, Candi, Lynnzie and Kinsley.

Service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Bruce Keeling officiating.  Burial will follow at Pauley Cemetery, Joes Creek.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jack Workman

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Betty Alford Turley

July 20th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (7 Comments)

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Betty Alford Turley, 76, of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Alum Creek, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, Cline and Blanche Alford, and brother Darrell Alford.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Melvin Turley; son, Kevin Turley of Deep Gap, NC; brothers, Jack (Lois) Alford and Gary (Jean) Alford; and six grandchildren.

Betty had a long career at the Kanawha County Board of Education.  After retirement, she worked at the Kanawha County School Employees Federal Credit Union. Then she served as administrative assistant to the senior pastor at Bible Center Church in Charleston.  She was a faithful member of Bible Center Church.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston, WV, with Pastors Shawn Thornton, Matt Friend, Lee Walker and former Pastor Jim McQuerrey officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery in Alum Creek.   The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Union Mission at P.O. Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321 or Bible Center Church.

 

Bruce Roberts

July 20th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (2 Comments)

Bruce Roberts PhotoWm.  Bruce Roberts, 83, of Alum Creek went to be with Lord Monday, July 18, 2016 at home.

He was a retired tractor trailer driver for Gulf Oil / Chevron for over 27 years and a former member of the Teamsters Local 175 in Charleston for 30 years.   Bruce served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a Christian and attended the  Independent Missionary Baptist Church in Alum Creek.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Smith Roberts; parents, Willie “Bud”  and Naomi Akers Roberts.

Bruce is survived by sister, Peggy Spencer; brother, Paul Roberts; and neices and nephews.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21,  at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek. with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768 The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Ersel Dean Loftis

July 15th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Ersel Loftis PhotoErsel Dean Loftis, 75, of Alkol, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2016 at home.

Dean was a loving husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend.

He was a Christian and a faithful member of Sycamore Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

He attended Duval High School and retired from the Boilermakers Local 667.

He was predeceased by his parents, Skitch and Irene Loftis and sister, Judy Kessinger.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, JoAnn; sons, Keith (Sherry) and Kenny (Betty) Loftis; grandchildren, Nicholas (Val), Amanda (Seth) & Nicole (Roger); great-grandchildren, Chance, Colten, Brayden, Preston, Gracie, Ciara, Bella and a grandson to be born in November; step grandchildren, Valerie, Jason & Jeremy, step great-grandchildren, J. B. and Ariana; two special boys, Landon and Logan; siblings, Doyle (Sylvia) Loftis and Butch (Connie) Loftis, Loretta Mae Woodrum, Betsy (Obed) Gillenwater and Renee Bias; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastors Darrel Searls, Frank Chapman and Jimmy Lawrence officiating.  Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery, Sod.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm Sunday, July 17, at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special  thank you to the ladies from hospice who took wonderful care of Dean.

Elmer TylerElmer “Brother” Tyler, Jr., 81, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Elmer & Hattie Tyler and step-mother Louise Kirk Tyler; brothers: Jackie Joe & Kelly; sisters: Mary Oscha and Norene Tyler.

He was owner operator of Tyler Cash Grocery.

He is survived by his brother: Hassel (Diana) Alum Creek;  sisters: Jane Hitchcock, Hamlin,  Evelyn (Bo) Dunlap McCorkle, Reba (George) Gibson, Alum Creek, Opal (Donald) Collins of Florida, Wilma (Richard) Tyler, Alum Creek and Margie Holstine, Alum Creek; special niece, Melissa Tyler and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be 1:00pm Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home Alum Creek with Pastor Dwight McClure officiating.  Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery on Ballard Road, Alum Creek.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Samuel “Sambo” Lee  Stone Staggs, 59 of Brounland Road. Alum Creek, went home to the Lord, Sunday July 10, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House.

He is survived by his; mother, Betty Jean Staggs, brothers, Dempsey Browning, of Cabin Creek, Roger Stone of So. Charleston, sister, Donna Gibson of Olcott, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday July 16 at the Olcott Community Church with Pastor Martha Kirk officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Sammy David Richardson

July 11th, 2016 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries - (1 Comments)

Sammy RichardsonSammy David Richardson, 55, of Alum Creek passed away at his home Saturday, July 9, 2016.

He was employed by Equity Contractors of Charleston, WV

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara & Hampton Richardson.

He is survived by his wife, Mischelle; daughter, Brigit Dunning; son, Mathew Richardson; granddaughters: Paige Dunning, Karly Richardson; grandson: Blake Bays; brother, Donald (Theresa) Richardson of South Carolina; sisters: JoAnn (Chester) King, and Brenda (Donald) Martin  of South Carolina and a host of friends who will greatly miss him.

Memorial service will be held 4:00pm, Friday, July 15th at Yawkey Methodist Church with Rev. Clyde Cooper officiating.