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Patty Lou Dacal

Aug 18, 2021

Patty Lou Dacal, 81, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Born August 28, 1939, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Eula Jane Calloway Clemens. Patty was a member of the First Christian Church in Beckley and most recently attended Cross Point Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, flowers, landscaping, snow skiing and tennis in...

Hallie Eye McGinnis

Aug 17, 2021

Hallie Eye McGinnis, 91, of Beckley passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Born April 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Gertrude Richmond Eye. Hallie was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Beckley College. She was a lifelong partner of John W. Eye Company. She was a member of the Beckley Community United...

Melony Joy Perdue

Aug 15, 2021

Melony Joy Perdue, 55, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021. Born May 19, 1955, in Beckley she was the daughter of the late Everett and Helen Wilson Perdue. Melony is survived by daughters, Heather Eagle and Kayla Mitchem; son, Brian Bowling; 9 grandchildren; sister, Wanda Pike and brothers, Danny and David Perdue. There are no funeral services planned...

Bradley Anderson Justice

Aug 14, 2021

Bradley Anderson Justice, 50 of Lester, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021. Born November 17, 1970, in Welch, WV, he was the son of Delma Marie Justice of Beckley and the late Elbert Justice. Bradley was a warehouse manager for Affinty Coal. He was a member and trustee of Beckley Regular Baptist Church. He enjoyed golf, hunting and softball. In...

Earl "Pops" Snuffer

Aug 14, 2021

Earl (Pops) Snuffer, 83, of Lester, WV, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Born July 21, 1938, in Lester, WV, he was the son of Dempsey and Lakie Snuffer. Earl worked for Republic Steel in Cleveland, OH and Hazelton Pumps in Beckley, WV. Earl was the former Pastor of Congregational Tabernacle in Cleveland, OH and attended Lester...

Anna Marie Huddleston

Aug 14, 2021

Anna Marie Clemens Huddleston, 105 years of age, of Maxwell Hill, Beckley, WV, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Raleigh Center Nursing Home. She was one of those who lived through the great Depression and WW II, a member of the greatest generation. She was born at Bolt, WV on March 14, 1916, the daughter of...

Dolores Legursky Byrge

Aug 13, 2021

Dolores Legursky Byrge, 85, of Beckley, WV passed away peacefully on August 13, 2021 in her beloved home with her family at her side. Dolores was born on Sept. 26, 1935 to her parents, Oscar and Lillie Walker in Stanaford, WV. The youngest of five children, she quickly earned her childhood nickname, “Hornet” by living live with an attitude. Dolores...

William G. Elkin

Aug 10, 2021

William G. Elkin, II, 71 of Cool Ridge, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Born in Beckley on October 12, 1949, he was the son of the late William G. and Wanda Ora Lewis Elkin. Bill served as a chief electronics technician for West Virginia State Police Company D with 39 years of service. He was a lifelong member of...

Donna Gail Meadows

Aug 5, 2021

Donna Gail Meadows, 60, of Princewick, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021. Born March 28, 1961 in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of Madie Ruth Barton Blevins and the late Harley Blevins and Charles Grover Sprouse. Donna was a member of Cales Chapel in Coal City. She loved flowers, gardening, animals, spending time with family and Big Cheese. In...

Marsha Jeannine Pitman

Aug 5, 2021

Marsha Jeannine Pitman, 78, of Sophia, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021. Born November 29, 1942 in Lebanon, OH, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Rose Brown Johnson. Marsha was a homemaker and enjoyed baking for her family. She is survived by her caregiver, Joe Sprouse of Sophia; son, Steven J. Johnson of Beckley; daughter, Tammy Pitman...

Posie Allan Hill

Aug 4, 2021

Posie Allan Hill, 93, of Crab Orchard, WV went to be with the Lord on August 4, 2021. Allan was born in Bud, West Virginia in 1928 and was married to Lila L. Horton for 70 years. Allan’s life story began from a humble upbringing in the Depression era of West Virginia’s coal country. Allan served in both the Army...

Benjamin Walker Word

Aug 3, 2021

Born July 1, 2021, Benjamin Walker Word passed on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, James Matthew Word and L. Kate Sopher, as well as grandparents James “Jay” and Lisa (Clemens) Word and Tom and Teresa (Hott) Sopher. Also left to mourn his passing are his great-grandparents, Jack and Helen Clemens, great-grandmother MaryJo Sopher,...

Marvin Don Hansford

Jul 31, 2021

Marvin Don Hansford, 48, of Daniels, WV, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. Born February 1, 1973, in Beckley he was the son of the late Marvin Dean Hansford and Sue Ann Tyler Hansford of Daniels, WV. Mr. Hansford was a former coal miner for Westmoreland Coal. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his father, he was preceded...

Richard R. Lambert, Jr.

Jul 29, 2021

Richard R. Lambert Jr., 76, of Pemberton, WV, passed away on Thursday July 29, 2021. Born April 29, 1945, he was the son of the late Richard and Dixie Wiles Lambert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Rose Shaver Lambert, his brothers Thomas LJ Lambert, Rev. Arnold Lambert, Rev. Ross...

Gary Lynn Canady, Sr.

Jul 27, 2021

Gary Lynn Canady Sr., 69, of Coal City, member of Sophia Soak Creek Tabernacle Church, went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 27, 2021 while at home after suffering from a short illness. Born September 28, 1951 at Beckley Hospital, Beckley WV. He was the son of the late Glen Preston and Lillian Gertrude Thomas Canady. He is...

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