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Long winter challenges amphibian migration
Long winter challenges amphibian migration

CONCORD, N.H. — Northern New England’s annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.

Every spring, several...

Civil War ends with forgotten steamboat disaster
Civil War ends with forgotten steamboat disaster

MARION, Ark. — What remains of the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history lies buried beneath an Arkansas beanfield where the Mississippi River once ran.

A century-and-a-half later, residents of the...

Funerals for: April 27, 2015

Cobb, Betty 1 p.m., Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Charleston.

Cornwell, Tiara 11 a.m., Gatens

Davis, Drewzella 1 p.m., Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Dent, Margaret 1 p.m., Stevens and...

James Collie Sias

James Collie Sias, 83, of Ranger, died April 25, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Montana Freewill Baptist Church, Ranger, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Pauline Mae Brown

Mrs. Pauline Mae Brown, 99, of Beckley, died April 22, 2015. Service will be at noon Wednesday, April 29, at St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor,...

Mary M. Taylor
Mary M. Taylor

Mary Magdalene Taylor, 76, a lifelong resident of Charleston, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, April 24, 2015 after a long illness.

She was a born again, washed in the blood of Jesus Christian, and attended Bethany Baptist Church on...

Patricia Ann Lewis
Patricia Ann Lewis

Patricia Ann Lewis, 85, of Charleston, passed away, peacefully surrounded by her family and friends, on April 25, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House. She was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College.

She was...

Bonnie R. Canterbury
Bonnie R. Canterbury

Bonnie Reva Canterbury, 88, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Clay Health Care Center, following a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Bertha (Crihfield) Abbott. Bonnie was also...

Mary Ellen Fizer

Mary Ellen Fizer, 59, of Hurricane, died April 26, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the funeral home.

Elaine Shively

Elaine Shively, 93, of Point Pleasant, passed away April 25, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

James "Michael" Witt
James "Michael" Witt

James "Michael" Witt, 50, of Red House, passed over into heaven's gate on Friday, April 24, 2015 at University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital. With God's guidance he fought the good fight through many battles. Michael was born Friday, Oct. 2,...

Melinda Dawn Lovejoy
Melinda Dawn Lovejoy

Our precious daughter, Melinda Dawn Lovejoy, 42, of Elkridge, joined her savior on April 24, 2015 after a long health battle.

Her life began Aug. 9, 1972 in Montgomery, and she was the daughter of Robert and Sherry Lovejoy Sr. of Elkridge. She...

Kenneth V. Terrell Jr.

Kenneth V. Terrell Jr., 77, of Reedy, died April 25, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Fairview Cemetery, Reedy. Arrangements by Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

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