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McDowell County demolishing abandoned buildings

WELCH, W.Va. — Local businesses are offering their equipment and workforce to McDowell County to help demolish abandoned buildings.

WVVA-TV reports the Solid Waste Authority has partnered with the McDowell County Commission to work on the...

Ruby I. Haynes
Ruby I. Haynes

Our wonderful mother, Ruby I. Haynes, 93, of Charleston, died peacefully early Saturday morning, May 23, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Tan and and Almeda Beasley Stewart and was born Dec. 12, 1921 in Mabscot. At the age of 12 her father moved ...

Irvin "Leroy" Riffle
Irvin "Leroy" Riffle

Irvin "Leroy" Riffle, 77, of Kellys Creek, passed away May 22, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Leroy was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and attended Baber Agee United Methodist Church.

Preceded in death by his parents, Nellie and...

Ralph "Pete" Stowers
Ralph "Pete" Stowers

Ralph Dean "Pete" Stowers, 77, of Danville, passed away May 23, 2015 in the company of loved ones.

Pete was born Dec. 28, 1937 to the late Soder and Esta Stowers. He worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways and Carbon Fuel as a drill...

Paul Smith

Paul Smith, 77, of Red House, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel. A full obituary will be published in...

William "Bill" Ward

William "Bill" Ward, 64, of Richwood, died May 21, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Harold R. Racer
Harold R. Racer

Harold Robert "Butch" Racer, 72, of Summersville, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Born March 1, 1943 in Charleston, he was a son of the late Harold and Audrey Barker Racer. He was also preceded in death by two sisters,...

Wilma Jean Tincher
Wilma Jean Tincher

Wilma Jean Tincher, 71, of Culloden, went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015 at CAMC Teays Valley, after a long illness.

She was a retired nursing assistant and well-known for creating Me Maw Pies at Barn Yard BBQ.

She is survived by...

J. Michael Spangler
J. Michael Spangler

J. Michael Spangler, 51, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015.

Mike graduated from DuPont High School in 1982. He was a great son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He was a talented singer, actor and set...

Eugene R. Crowe
Eugene R. Crowe

Eugene R. Crowe, 87, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon Tuesday, May 26, at The First Church of the Nazarene, Huntington, with Pastor Robert Weaver and Dallas ...

Bruce M. Morris

Bruce Maynard Morris, 62, of Charleston, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at his residence.

Bruce was born in Charleston on Nov. 12, 1952 to the late Omar and Lena Dickerson Morris. He was self-employed and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County....

Edsel "Mike" Hill

Edsel "Mike" Hill, 69, of Danville, died May 22, 2015. Service will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with visitation beginning 30 minutes prior.

Remembrance: Memorial Day insights

On this special holiday — a time to remember both departed relatives and service members killed in wars — it’s appropriate to acknowledge that all lives are temporary. Generations change, but life goes on. Memorial Day should spur ...

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