DOUGLAS RAY COOK, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away on May 5, 2021, at age 86. Doug was born in May of 1934, in Hewett, Boone County, West Virginia, to Roscoe and Dona Bias Cook. He graduated from Scott High School in Madison, W.Va., in 1953, and went on to earn his A.S. Degree from …

NORMA R. WASSON, age 71, of Prenter, W.Va., went home to the Lord May 5, 2021. She passed peacefully, with her family by her side, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born November 23, 1949, at Prenter, W.Va. Norma was the daughter of the late Milton and Martha Adkins of Prenter, W.Va. In add…

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LEO SCOTT ARNOLD, 78, of St. Albans, W.Va., formerly from Foster, W.Va., died May 1, 2021 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He graduated from Clear Fork High School (Raleigh County). He graduated from Warren Wilson College, N.C., and Berea College in Kentucky then went on to get two master's de…

MARVIN “DANNY” MOUNTS, 73, of Lancaster, S.C., formerly of West Virginia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. Danny retired from Bell Atlantic after 30 years as an Engineer. After moving to Charlotte in 1999, he worked for Telics and retired in 2018 a second time. Danny lov…

ROY “EDDIE” DINGESS, 62, of North Fork, Chapmanville, W.Va., formerly of Mud Fork, Logan, W.Va., departed this life Sunday, April 11, 2021, from his residence. Born June 8, 1968, at Holden, W.Va., he was the son of the late Pete and Pearl Dingess of Lake, W.Va., formerly of Mud Fork, Logan, …

THOMAS RAY EVANS, age 85, of Logan, Ohio, passed away April 1, 2021, at his residence. Thomas was born June 1, 1935, in Nellis, W.Va., to Allie Utter Evans and Margie Lee Curry-Hill Evans. Surviving are the love of his life, Joann Krietz, who showed him unconditional love for 22 years; daugh…

KEITH D. TOLER of Foster, W.Va., completed his life journey in this world on March 5, 2021. Keith was born August 4, 1956, at Pineville in Wyoming County, W.Va., to Helen L. and the late Donald D. Toler. Keith was a serious chess player in high school and graduated from Belle Vernon Area Hig…

JACKIE BETHEL SPENCER, 86, of Hewett, W.Va., passed away January 25, 2021. He was born May 19, 1934, and was a son of the late Aubrey Basil and Bertie Opal Ball Spencer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Daphene West; brothers, Orville Spencer and Ivan Spenc…

THOMAS “TOMMY” YOUNG, 81, of Bob White, W.Va., passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude and Phelba Young, and a brother, Cleo Young. He is survived by his wife, Marina, of 65 years; son, Kenn…

HERBERT M. SKEENS SR., 72, of Gassaway, W.Va., formerly of Seth, W.Va., died January 27, 2021, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, W.Va. He was a retired diesel mechanic for Alpha Natural Resources and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Os…

On Friday, January 29, 2021, at 8:25 p.m., surrounded by family, we lost one of Earth’s greatest treasures, our mother, grandmother and sister, LOIS C. GENT, 78, of Davin, W.Va., formerly of Bald Knob, W.Va. She was born March 2, 1942, and was a daughter of the late Wesley and Pearl Coleman.…

MICHAEL WAYNE SLOCUM, 58, of Julian, who grew up and spent many years in Washington Heights, went to his eternal heavenly home on December 30, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in his savior, Jesus Christ, sustained him through …

HAROLD R. CANTLEY, 88, of Elyria, Ohio, died December 29, 2020, in University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born July 14, 1932, in Andrew, W.Va., and was a 1950 graduate of Sherman High School, Seth, W.Va. From 1952-1956, he served as a staff sergeant with the…

HOMER CLAYTON HOLSTEIN, 09/12/1933 — 12/03/2020. A beautiful, loving, strong, faithful and kind man...and The Best Daddy. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Omer C. and Stella Dolin Holstein; his beloved wife, Julia Kay Turner Holstein; his brothers, Wesley (Anna Mae) and Dennis (Me…

WATT TACKETT, 100, of Grayson, Ky., passed away peacefully in his sleep November 24, 2020, in the VA Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He was born June 3, 1920, in Hitchens, Ky. He was the son of the late John and Carrie Tackett. Watt was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, A…

Your Hug Meant the World. No one else held so tight Or made us feel so right. No one’s eyes shined so bright with love As my mom, who is now high above  — Tamsen Butler. Our world lost a beloved mother, MEREDITH JEAN ELKINS, on November 15, 2020. “Jean,” as she was affectionately known, batt…

BENNY ERIC VANCE, 61, of Bim, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on November 14, 2020. He was born on March 23, 1959, to Dexter and Helen Vance of Bim. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Connie of Bim; and his mother-in-law, Jenny White, also of Bim. Benny is survived by …

MARY MAY BIAS, 90, of Ripley, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Boone Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. She was born February 16, 1930, at Red Dragon, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Foreman Marshall. In addition to her parents…

ROBERT JAMES HILL, 84, of Ramage Hill Road, Jeffrey, W.Va., passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, at his home. He was born September 24, 1936, and was a son of the late Wallace Alvin and Mattie Varney Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Cr…

MARY LOUISE HACKNEY, 93, of Wharton, W.Va., passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was born March 25, 1927, daughter of the late Lonnie and Bernice Blevins Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Crawford; husband of 40 years, Owen Hackne…

BETTY HATFIELD KEGLOR, 91, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Madison, W.Va., sister of Ann Middleton and Linda Roddenberry, both of Ocala, died Oct. 16. Family service was Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. in the Crystal River Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to Marion County Hospice or a…