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Longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship indicted
Longtime Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship indicted

Don Blankenship, the longtime chief executive officer of Massey Energy, was indicted Thursday on charges that he orchestrated the routine violation of key federal mine safety rules at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine prior to an April 2010...

Funerals for: November 14, 2014

Abbott, Brice W. 1 p.m., Taylor

Aliff, Romeo J. Jr. 11 a.m., Cunningham

Cox, Thomas R. 1 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Garnes, Heber H. Noon, Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville....

Grace Gertrude Smith
Grace Gertrude Smith

Grace "Gerry" Gertrude Smith went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at the age of 90.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Bessie Smith. She was a member of Grace Baptist Temple and retired from Kanawha Valley...

Seth James Thornton

Seth James Thornton, 28, of Winfield, died Nov. 12, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel. Full obituary will be published in Saturday's edition. Raynes Funeral Home, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor, is in charge...

Scottie Wayne Collins
Scottie Wayne Collins

Scottie Wayne Collins, 35, of Newton, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in New Martinsville.

He was born Nov. 7, 1979 in Ripley, a son of Mike and Diana Drake Collins of Newton.

In addition to his parents, survivors include...

Ellen G. Robinson
Ellen G. Robinson

Ellen G. Robinson, 70, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2014.

She was born Feb. 1, 1944 to the late James E. and Sylvia Moore Townsend. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Townsend Jr.

She was employed at...

Zane Tackett
Zane Tackett

Zane "Sparkplug" Tackett, 82, of Alum Creek, decided to go to Heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.

He was retired from General Motors, Parma, Ohio.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 63 years, Norma (Smith) Tackett; children,...

John Paul Garnett

John Paul Garnett, of Lewisburg, died Thursday morning, Nov. 13, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Glasgow, the son of Lawrence Edward and Elisabeth Greenlee Garnett.

He graduated from Bramwell High School in 1945 and enlisted in the U.S....

Rosa Allessio Walker
Rosa Allessio Walker

Rosa Allessio Walker, 87, born Sept. 25, 1927 to the late Antonio and Maria Mazzei Allessio in Eskdale (Cabin Creek), went to Heaven to be an Angel in God's Garden on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents,...

Raymond C. Hughes

Raymond Clyde "Dickie" Hughes, 77, of Pigeon, died Nov. 10, 2014. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Jett Cemetery, Big Pigeon. Condolences may be expressed online at

Donovan D. White

Donovan Dustin Bradley White, 22, of Dandridge, Tenn., passed away from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on Nov. 11, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Ragland Freewill Baptist Church, Ragland....

Benjamin P. Brown Jr.
Benjamin P. Brown Jr.

Benjamin Porter Brown Jr. went into God's hands on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2014 at Genesis Nursing Home, White Sulphur Springs. Born April 25, 1920, he went to meet his loving wife, Lillian Jackson Brown of Lewisburg; his sister, Eveline Holroyd Meadows of ...


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