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Woodrow boys roll past Nitro
Woodrow boys roll past Nitro

BECKLEY — Tradition is a hard thing to create. It can also be hard to beat.

Nitro knows that all too well. Plenty of the names have changed for Woodrow Wilson, but the level of play has not.


MU’s President Kopp dies of an apparent heart attack
MU’s President Kopp dies of an apparent heart attack

Stephen Kopp, the 36th president of Marshall University, died Wednesday evening of an apparent heart attack, Huntington Police and Marshall University confirmed.

Details were not immediately available. Kopp apparently suffered a heart attack at...

Funerals for: December 18, 2014

Britt, Mary B. 10:30 a.m., Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Cavender, Paul R. 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Chambers, Indra 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Cook, Calvin 2...

Shawn Brandon Spangler
Shawn Brandon Spangler

Shawn Brandon Spangler, 33, passed away Dec. 15, 2014 after a short illness.

He graduated from Winfield High School in 1999 and attended West Virginia State University, majoring in business management. Shawn was employed by United Parcel Service....

Loretta Hunt Shaffer
Loretta Hunt Shaffer

Loretta Hunt Shaffer, 97, of Elkview, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 in Ohio at the residence of her daughter, Sharon K. Burgy.

She was born in Kanawha County on Aug. 6, 1917 to William "Bud" Hunt and Jennie Marion Hunt....

Lorraine E. McComas

Lorraine Eudora Cook McComas, 74, of Ona, died Dec. 15, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, Huntington, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville....

William "Frank" Topping

William Franklin "Frank" Topping, 88, of Princeton, formerly of Ona, died Dec. 17, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Crossroads United Methodist Church, Huntington. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Henson & Kitchen...

Jean Carol Pyles

Jean Carol Pyles, 81, of Sharon, passed away Dec. 16, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Roy R. Pyles.

Surviving are her daughters,...

Rebecca P. Lovejoy
Rebecca P. Lovejoy

Rebecca Pauline "Becky" Lovejoy, 56, of Blount, passed away Dec. 17, 2014 at home with her family by her side.

She enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics and spent many years volunteering at DuPont and Riverside High Schools....

Rose Ragene Willis
Rose Ragene Willis

Rose Ragene Willis, 75, of Charleston, passed away Dec. 16, 2014 at CAMC after a long illness.

She attended East Bank High School, class of 1957, was a graduate of Morris Harvey School of Nursing and she served in the United States Navy. She was ...

Twylah C. Sequine

Twylah Claudette Sequine, 71, of Beckley, died Dec. 15, 2014. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Beckley, with visitation beginning 30 minutes prior. Arrangements by Rose & Quesenberry...

Betty A. Fleshman

Betty A. Hodge Fleshman, 90, of Alderson, died Dec. 16, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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