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Tobacco giant RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6 billion damage award
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Tobacco giant RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6 billion damage award

MIAMI — The nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. executive J.

Lloyd L. Vance
Lloyd L. Vance

Lloyd L. Vance, affectionately known as "Bo", went home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2014. He was born in Hillsboro, Pocahontas County, on June 1, 1916 to Ernest L. Vance and Abigail M. Vance, nee' Casto. Lloyd and his family also lived in Spruce...

Margarette A. Avery
Margarette A. Avery

Margarette Ann Ricks Pearce Fonville Avery, 92, passed away peacefully at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community in Raleigh and re-united with family, friends and fellow believers in Christ in Heaven on July 17, 2014.

Born November 22, 1921...

Irene Mann
Irene Mann

Irene Myers Mann departed this life for her heavenly home on July 18, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her children, Marilyn Kay Jarrett and Stephen Wayne Goodson; parents, Ira and Macel Moles Myers;...

Ronald K. Brown
Ronald K. Brown

Ronald Keith "Brownie" Brown, 76, of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2014 at his residence after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side.

Ron was born December 21, 1937 at Ovapa, West Virginia to the...

Nola Huffman
Nola Huffman

Nola Brown Huffman, 88, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Charleston, WV, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady D. Huffman; grandson, Randall G. Huffman; parents, Frank and Eva Burdette Brown; four ...

Michelle R. Seltzer
Michelle R. Seltzer

Michelle Renee "Shelly" Seltzer, 37, of Kanawha City, passed away after a sudden illness, at her home on Wednesday July 16, 2014.

She attended Southeast Church of the Nazarene. Shelly was raised in Terra Alta, graduated from Preston High...

Vivian "June" Taylor

Vivian "June" Taylor, 88, of Scott Depot, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was born August 26, 1925 in Akron, Ohio to the late Graydon and Love Duffield. In addition to her parents June is also preceded in death by her...

Frances S. Spurlock

Frances Sue "Susie" McNeely Spurlock, 76, of Madison, went to her heavenly home Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Valley Center in South Charleston.

Susie was born May 31, 1938 in Madison at the Glover Clinic. She was the daughter of the late Athol and...

James H. Moffatt
James H. Moffatt

James H. "Jim" Moffatt, 68, of Elkview, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, after a hard fought courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side.

He was retired from Verizon with 30 years of service but continued doing contract work...

Deborah Williams
Deborah Williams

Deborah Brown Williams, 64, of Charleston, WV, died peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after a five year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, at the Hubbard Hospice House surrounded by her loving family and friends. Debbie was a 1967 graduate of...

Gloria Holstein

Gloria Harless Holstein, 92, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice West. Memorial Mass will be held October 14, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, is in...

Catherine M. Carnes

Catherine Mae Young Carnes, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Earl and Gertrude Flo Trout Young. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R. H. Burl Carnes.

Catherine was...

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