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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, Oshel W. and Dorothy M. Collins Skeens; sisters, Lucille Estep, Gloria Peters, Charlotte Palmer; and brothers, Earl Brent, Sebert Franklin and Christopher Skeens. Surviving is his wife, Charlotte Meadows Skeens of Gassaway, W.Va.; sons, Herbert M. (Marcy) Skeens Jr. of Gassaway, W.Va., and Thomas Matthew (Marsha) Skeens of Gassaway, W.Va.; brother, Oshel A. “Brother” Skeens of East Haven, Conn.; sister, Gail (Bill) Woodard of Bryson City, N.C.; grandchildren, Hallea, Annie, Riley, Faith and Piper; and his beloved cat, “Gunnie.” Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2021, at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, W.Va., with Rev. Bill Morlan officiating. There will be no visitation. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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