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DEP to require new water sampling because of lab controversy

The state Department of Environmental Protection said Friday that it would require new water quality data before it will approve new permits for mining operators that used Appalachian Laboratories for sampling and analysis included in pending permit...

Funerals for: October 24, 2014

Alexander, Frederick A. 1 p.m., Klingel

Barlow, Lawrence 1 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Bonnett, Kenneth 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Boyd, Leonard 7 p.m., Stevens &...

Faron D. Stanley
Faron D. Stanley

Faron D. Stanley, 56, of Eleanor, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 following a sudden illness. He was a 1976 graduate of Nitro High School. He was a member of Genesis Fellowship Church and Tyler Heights Community Church. He and his brothers were...

Keith A. Stire

Keith A. Stire, 60, of Belpre, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Heartland of Marietta. He was born and raised in Charleston, a son of the late Roscoe and Hazel (Counts) Stire.

He was formerly employed at Belrock Diner.

He is survived ...

Robert W. McDonald
Robert W. McDonald

Robert William McDonald, 70, of Charleston, passed away Oct. 21, 2014.

He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a family man who enjoyed his children, grand- and great-grandchildren.

Surviving him are his wife, Shirley; sons, Jody McDonald...

Janice Mynes Fields
Janice Mynes Fields

Janice Mynes Fields, 68, of Rutherfordton, N.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at her residence.

She was a native of Hurricane and daughter of the late Chester Franklin Mynes Sr. and Mildred Louise Bayliss Mynes. Janice was a member of Spencer...

Roderick M. Harless
Roderick M. Harless

Roderick Mansfield Harless, 75, of South Charleston, died on September 26, 2014 after a brief illness.

He was born in Wyoming County, West Virginia, on February 13, 1939, the son of James Isaac Harless and Ann Elizabeth Baker.

Rod was...

Dorothy Mae Lester
Dorothy Mae Lester

Dorothy "Dot" Mae Lester, 84, left this earthly world to be with her Heavenly Father on Oct. 21, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital. She was a resident of Forest Road, Beckley, for the past 42 years. She previously lived in Holden and Hanover many years ...

Mildred H. Cochran

Mildred Helen Cochran, 65, of Union, died Oct. 22, 2014. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Johns United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home,...

Mary K. Miesner
Mary K. Miesner

Mary Kathleen Miesner, of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2014.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923 in Princeton, Ill., to Michael and Margaret O'Brien Holland. She attended Tiskilwa High School, where she was class valedictorian and head...

Rev. Robert V. Keaton
Rev. Robert V. Keaton

Rev. Robert Virgil Keaton, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at his home in Dillwyn, Va.

Born Nov. 16, 1934 to Herbert and Lula Keaton, Robert served in the U.S. Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged in 1960. Returning to West Virginia, he...

Charlotte L. Isner
Charlotte L. Isner

Charlotte Louise Isner, 94, of Madison, passed away Oct. 22, 2014 at CAMC Teays Valley. She was born Oct. 25, 1919 in Beckley.

While she was able, Louise was active in her church and civic activities, including the Women's Club of Madison, the...

Charles M. Dooley

Charles Marion Dooley, 79, of Sissonville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 after a short illness at Hubbard Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Born Aug. 5, 1935 in Sissonville, he was the son of the late Raymond Oscar Dooley and...

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