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We accept obituaries only from the funeral home in charge. For information on submitting an obituary, please contact HD Media by phone at 304-526-2793 or email at southernwvobits@HDMediaLLC.com. Obituaries for the Coal Valley News, which publishes on Wednesdays, must be submitted by 1 p.m. Saturday.

CHARLES R. VARNEY SR., 80, of Spars Creek Road, Danville, W.Va., was born June 8, 1941, at Big Creek, W.Va. He died September 15, 2021, at home, after a short illness, with his family. He was a coal miner with over 30 years of work experience, a US Army veteran and longtime member of the Fir…

DWIGHT DAVID JOHNSON, 61, of Akol, W.Va., was born August 5, 1960, and passed away September 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Adkins Johnson, and two brothers, Dexter Johnson and James Johnson Jr. He is survived by his father, James “Jim” Johnson Sr.; two sisters, Alma…

BASIL RAY SANSOM, 75, of Sod, West Virginia, son of the late Cephas and Hazel Sansom, was called home on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Basil was a retired coal miner and was a member of Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church in Alum Creek. He was a lifelong fan of Atlanta Braves baseball, enjoy…

CORA LEE FERRELL, 92, of Van, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Elwood Ferrell; parents, Otis Clyde and Lenna Peters; sister, Patty Hanson; and brother, Larry Dalton Peters. She was a …

JOHN R. FRAME, 90, of Bim, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2021. He served as a deacon and had 60 years’ preaching the gospel while pastoring many churches, covering Boone, Logan, Kanawha and Putnam counties. He was faithful in service and full of wisdom.

BENJAMIN ALLAN DOSS, 72, of Foster, W.Va., passed away June 30, 2021, in Kanawha Hospice, CAMC Memorial, Charleston, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnie and Mamie White Doss. He was a retired chief electrician. He is survived by his daughters, Bridget (Scott) Justice and Vi…

WANDA MONERIS, 75, of Jeffrey, W.Va., passed away June 27, 2021. She was born September 26, 1945, a daughter of the late Joe and Wilma Marchensky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Moneris Sr. She is survived by her son, Frank Moneris Jr., of Jeffrey; daughter, Cynthia Mon…

ANITA LOUISE CYRUS COX was born May 13, 1947, to the late James Everett Cyrus and Freda Maxine Bare, and spent a lot of her childhood with her maternal grandparents Walter and Stella Bare. She went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 29, 2021. She was also preceded in death by her husb…

DOROTHY LOUISE GILLIAM, age 92, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 14, 2021. She was best known by her great sense of humor and for the beautiful music that she shared with others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her! Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Diana Sue …

SCOTT MAYNARD, of Chapmanville, W.Va., husband of Lynda Hamilton Maynard, died May 19. He retired from the FBI and from ministry. At his request, cremation will take place and no service at this time. There will be a celebration of life dinner and gospel sing at a later date. Evans Funeral H…

PHYLLIS LEA WEAVER, 91, of Bloomingrose, W.Va., passed away May 15, 2021, in Hillcrest Health Care Center in Danville, W.Va. She was born July 12, 1929, to the late Ronceverte and Thelma Belcher Rogers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy D. Weaver; sister, Betty Clemens; an…

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…

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…