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The Charleston Gazette — Suppression: Blocking poor votes


Blocking poor voters

For several years, a clever ploy has been pulled by Republican state legislators across America. It’s an attempt to block voting by the poor, blacks, the aged, Hispanics, teens and others who...

Fate of Kanawha parks director still uncertain
Fate of Kanawha parks director still uncertain

Members of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission want the board’s personnel committee to determine whether or not to discipline county parks director Jeff Hutchinson.

Commission members voted to turn Hutchinson’s fate...

Funerals for: September 19, 2014

Abbott, Genevieve J. 11 a.m., Bartlett

Bledsoe, Christopher 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Bryant, James E. 1 p.m., Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Burdette, Betty F. ...

Shelby Jean Stover
Shelby Jean Stover

Shelby Jean Stover, 78, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2014.

She was born June 5, 1936 in Charleston to the late William Jackson Plumley Jr. and Olive Bonner Plumley. Her husband, Abe Stover, also preceded her in death....

Richard A. Kenney

Richard Allen "Fat Cat" Kenney, 62, of Powellton, died Sept. 17, 2014. He was born Sept. 26, 1952 and was the son of the late William "Cracker" Kenney and Ethel Kenney Butcher. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Rusty Kenney.

He is...

Paul E. Brown Jr.
Paul E. Brown Jr.

Paul "Nick" Brown Jr., 56, of Nitro, passed peacefully from a long illness on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1957 in Charleston, a son of Paul and Sue Brown of Nitro. He was a former employee of...

Michael Lane Nickell
Michael Lane Nickell

On the morning of September 17, 2014, Michael Lane Nickell went to be with the lord. He was 25 years old. He was an employee with Kroger of Marmet. He was the child of Diana Nickell-Lucas and the deceased Rodney Lee Nickell Jr. Second father, Philip J....

Jeffrey C. Rockwell
Jeffrey C. Rockwell

Jeffrey Clayton Rockwell, 31, of South Charleston, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Born in South Charleston on March 31, 1983, he was a graduate of South Charleston High School and Marshall University, where he was...

Lloyd Kenneth Lake

Lloyd Kenneth "Kenny" Lake of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Pratt, died Sept. 17, 2014. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Carol Stewart

Patricia Carol Stewart, 76, of Dunbar, formerly of Giles, went home to be with Jesus and her beloved husband, Frank R. Stewart, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

She was surrounded with love by her daughter, Tina; son-in-law, Richard; son, James;...

Gary Ray Bates

Gary "Rusty" Ray Bates, 64, of Hickory, N.C., formerly of Rainelle, died Sept. 16, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the funeral home.

Kathy Singleton Ray
Kathy Singleton Ray

Kathy Sue Singleton Ray, 63, of Pliny, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Born July 20, 1951 in Mexico, Mo., Kathy was a daughter of the late Eugene Ray Brundege and Betty Saulsgiver. She was also preceded in death...

Glenn E. Robinson

Glenn Edward Robinson, 79, of Apple Grove, died Sept. 18, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

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