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US Census data shows poverty rate on the rise in WV

18.5 percent of all people, 27 percent of children live in poverty, per new census data

Juanita L. Anderson

Mrs. Juanita Lula "Ms. Snookie" Anderson, 90, of Beckley, died Sept. 14, 2014. Service will be noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at Living Waters Apostolic Tabernacle, Beckley, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and...

Betty Jean Gillespie

Betty Jean Rasnick Gillespie, 84, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday night, Sept. 16, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born May 1, 1930 to Allen and Clara Leota Counts Rasnick in Kingston. Her father was a popular mine foreman who moved several ...

Betty Lou Burgess
Betty Lou Burgess

Betty Lou Burgess, 80, of Walton, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hard Camp Baptist Church, Cottontree. Betty enjoyed farming, church...

Elizabeth E. White
Elizabeth E. White

Elizabeth Emogene White, 83, of Kenna, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

Born Feb. 22, 1931 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Delmer Monroe Roads and Glada Alice Roads....

David "Timmy" Tyree

David "Timmy" Tyree, 64, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

Timmy was a loving father, grandfather and friend who touched many lives. He had a passion for building and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.

He was preceded in ...

Betty Jo Colgan

Betty Jo Colgan, 77, of Danville, died Sept. 14, 2014 at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Danville. The family will have a service at a later date. Arrangements by Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Mary Elizabeth Leavitt
Mary Elizabeth Leavitt

Mary Elizabeth Leavitt, 92, of Cabin Creek, passed away Sept. 16, 2014 at the home of her granddaughter following a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Eddie ...

Richard Lee Campbell

Richard Lee Campbell, 24, of Dunbar, died Sept. 16, 2014. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Teddy L. Sizemore Sr.
Teddy L. Sizemore Sr.

Teddy Lee Sizemore Sr., 69, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at the Eastbrook Center, Charleston.

He was born April 18, 1945 in Blount to the late Mose and Neva Bell Sizemore. Teddy was a 1964 graduate of DuPont High School....

Robert "Hump" Harper
Robert "Hump" Harper

Robert D. "Hump" Harper was born in Charleston on Jan. 4, 1966. He resided in Huntington. After a long battle with kidney cancer, God called him home on Sept. 12, 2014.

Hump graduated from East Bank High School in 1984. He worked in the capacity ...

Shirley Walker Moss

Shirley Walker Moss, 96, of Wilmington, died Sept. 14, 2014 at home after a brief illness. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with the Rev. Joe Darlington officiating. O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge of...

Jean Walker Dransfield
Jean Walker Dransfield

Jean Walker Dransfield, 89, of Gap Mills, passed with loving hands on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Country View Assisted Living in Peterstown. Miss Jean was under hospice care following a short illness.

She was born Sept. 9, 1925 in Leslie, a...

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