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Wiepper family seeks to sell portrait of street personality
DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Sunday Gazette-Mail
Wiepper family seeks to sell portrait of street personality

Charleston portrait artist and sculptor Bernie Wiepper left behind several public pieces around the city when he collapsed and died in 2009 at age 84 in the midst of doing a painting at his West Side home.

Most notable of all is the 10-foot-tall...

Danny Jones re-elected to historic 4th term as mayor
Danny Jones re-elected to historic 4th term as mayor

Mayor Danny Jones was re-elected to a fourth term Saturday, becoming the longest serving mayor in Charleston history, as he handily defeated his two challengers: Democrat Paul Monroe and William Carpenter, an independent.

Jones, a Republican,...

Chief of NASA tells WVSU grads to ‘be fearless, dream big’
Chief of NASA tells WVSU grads to ‘be fearless, dream big’

The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration addressed more than 260 graduates at West Virginia State University on Saturday, telling them to be bold and dream big, citing the example of a black women born 97 years ago in Greenbrier...

Wiepper family seeks to sell portrait of street personality
Wiepper family seeks to sell portrait of street personality

Charleston portrait artist and sculptor Bernie Wiepper left behind several public pieces around the city when he collapsed and died in 2009 at age 84 in the midst of doing a painting at his West Side home.

Most notable of all is the 10-foot-tall ...

Photos: South Charleston honors U.S. armed forces
Photos: South Charleston honors U.S. armed forces

Recognizing West Virginia’s ‘budding writers’
Recognizing West Virginia’s ‘budding writers’

The director of a statewide student writing contest said she is “tickled” with the work West Virginia’s young people are producing.

“What you get is probably students who gravitate toward writing,...

Funerals for: May 17, 2015

Anderson, Gina 7 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Cottrell, Michael 4 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Eliason, Judith 5 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston....

Della Mae Coleman

Della Mae Coleman, 76, of Belva, died Fri. May 15, 2015. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Mon. May 18, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Kourtney Kozak
Kourtney Kozak

Kourtney Rose Marie Kozak, 14, of Charleston, formerly of Milford, Del., received her wings at 10:10 p.m. on May 15, 2015, and went home to take her place in Heaven after a long and brave battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Her loving mother,...

Florence Robinette

Florence K. Robinette, 72, of Kistler, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Sat. May 9, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Mon. May 18, in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Gary Hornsby

Gary Wayne Hornsby, 63, of Hilltop, died Fri. May 15, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Tues. May 19, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service on Tues. at the funeral home. The family...

Imogene Bragg
Imogene Bragg

Imogene Faye Bragg, 75, of Sod, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2015 after a long illness.

Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace as she recited the 23...

Jack Ward Jr.
Jack Ward Jr.

Jack Okey Ward Jr., 63, of Cross Lanes, passed away Sunday May 10, 2015. He grew up in Dunbar. He was a 1971 graduate of Dunbar High School. Jack served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era stationed in Germany. He enjoyed the outdoors,...

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