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Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill
Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

HOPEDALE, La. (AP) — Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters,...

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an ...

Kid’s show conjures up magic with a message
Kid’s show conjures up magic with a message

BECKLEY — Last week, 14-year-old Allison England stood at the edge of the “Abracadabra” set with her fellow actors, waiting for crew members to finish preparations for a new scene and for the...

Funerals for: August 12, 2014

Ball, Rebecca 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Coffindaffer, Mary 7:30 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Ellis, Virginia 1 p.m., James Funeral Home Chapel, Aracoma....

Norma June Holcomb

Norma June Holcomb, 75, of Craigsville, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Caldwell and Lovie Boggs Marshall and was born in Richwood on June 6, 1939. She was a homemaker and member of Alderson Baptist...

Juanita C. Shafer

Juanita C. Siers Shafer, 77, of Walton, died Aug. 10, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the funeral home.

Chris Toney

N. Christine Toney, 73, of Eleanor, passed away Aug. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Dothan, the daughter of the late Homer C. Coleman and Glenna Richmond Coleman Pearce. Her late stepfather was Paul Pearce....

James Wilson Reed Jr.
James Wilson Reed Jr.

James Wilson Reed Jr., 60, of Charleston, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at home.

Jim was an independent oil and gas producer and a member of the Independent Oil and Gas Association.

He was from Clay County and moved to Charleston in...

Roger Lee Scarbro

Roger Lee Scarbro, 61, of Minden, died Aug. 10, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Eugene D. Stewart
Eugene D. Stewart

Eugene D. Stewart, "Blue," 82, of South Charleston, was taken by the angels to be with our Lord on Aug. 10, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness.

Eugene was born to Maude Ida McCallister Stewart and Leonard Luther Stewart in...

Carolyn Carter

Carolyn Carter, 66, of Charleston, died Aug. 11, 2014. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Baxter Jr.
William H. Baxter Jr.

William Henry Baxter Jr., 93, of Nitro, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, after a long illness. He was born Nov. 25, 1921, on Coopers Creek in Kanawha County, the son of Viola Medley and William H. Baxter.

Bill served his...

Debra Kennell

Debra Kennell, 41, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 8, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

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