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Deep in coal country, pondering future without it
Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

In Central Appalachia, miners yearn for a change that could breathe new life into the region’s mines

Funerals for: December 07, 2014

Adams, Otis 2 p.m., White Oak Church of Christ, Chapmanville.

Carter, Thomas D. Jr. Noon, Winding Gulf Convention Center, Glen White.

Clemons, Pauline 2 p.m., Broyles

Greenlee, Robert 3:30 p....

Rachael Cinnamon

Rachael Elizabeth Cinnamon, 28, of Powell, Tenn., died Dec. 5, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Mon., Dec. 8, at the Creston Church, Evans. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sun., at Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Jane Rhodes, 64, of Dunbar, died Dec. 5, 2014. Arrangements are in care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Lucy Torman
Lucy Torman

Lucy Pituitrin Torman, 94, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014.

She was born September 4, 1920, in Scott Depot, a daughter of John and Emma Hoffman Ashworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,...

Chessie Naylor

Chessie Naylor, 93, of Elkview, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014, in Hubbard Hospice House.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds and sewing. Chessie is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Naylor;...

Gregory Henshall
Gregory Henshall

Gregory James Michael Henshall, 65, of Nitro, passed away at home, December 5, 2014.

Greg was born in Waldwick, N.J. He met his wife while attending Morris Harvey College, where he earned his Psychology Degree.

Greg retired from...

Lela Skaggs

Lela Gail Skaggs, 74, of Ames Heights, died Thurs., Dec. 4, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Mon., Dec. 8, at the Good Hope Baptist Church in Graydon. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted. Wallaec...

Betty Lou Vaughn

Betty Lou Hines Vaughn, 74, of Lindale, died Dec. 5, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Mon., Dec. 8, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Broyles-...

David Boggess, Jr.
David Boggess, Jr.

Mr. David Joseph "Joey" Boggess, Jr., 35, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord December 5, 2014. He attended Poca High School and loved life, family, friends and especially his son.

Joey is survived by his mother, Bobbie Duppstadt; son, Jedd...

Charles Brown
Charles Brown

Charles P. Brown, 86, of St. Albans, passed away December 4, 2014.

Charles was retired from Union Carbide/Dow Chemical. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and US Army veteran.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years,...

Randy Lee Erwin

Randy Lee "Santa" Erwin died suddenly November 27, 2014, at his home in Summersville. He is proceeded in death by his wife, Fran Erwin; parents Virginia and Marshall Colebank and Lee Erwin; and son, Santar Erwin. He is survived by stepson, RJ...

Geneva Bryant

Geneva Bryant, 74, of Mt. Gay, died Fri., Dec. 5, 2014. Service will be noon Tues., Dec. 9, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon., Dec. 8, at the funeral home. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville is in charge of...


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