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Bill would bar domestic abusers from public office

Last January, Clarksburg City Coucilman Samuel “Zeke” Lopez was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault after hitting his wife with a rolling pin. Lopez still holds a seat on Clarksburg City Council.

Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-...

Jerry Smoot

Jerry Smoot, 78, of Orlando, Fla., died Jan. 26, 2015. He was born Jan. 25, 1937. He is survived by his wife, Patty Nester Smoot; daughter, Debbie Burchett; and son, Ricky Smoot. There will be no service. Per Jerry's wishes, he will be cremated....

Helen Hoskinson
Helen Hoskinson

Helen E. Hoskinson, 90, of St. Albans, formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side.

Helen graduated from West Virginia State College with an associate degree in accounting. She...

Paul O'Connor
Paul O'Connor

Paul Rayburn O'Connor, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2015 with his godchildren by his side, and music from his big band days filling the room.

He is predeceased (February 2014) by his wife of 55 years, Ellen. Paul is survived by his...

Masami Hull
Masami Hull

Masami Hull, beloved mother of Paul Eric Hull and Kimberly Hull-Burdette passed away quietly and peacefully unto Heaven on January 27, 2015. Her unshakeable spirit and deep love for her family and her friends will be missed by us all....

Deborah Comer Rayburn
Deborah Comer Rayburn

Deborah Comer Rayburn, 67, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on January 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after a long illness.

She is preceded in death by her son, John Erik Evjen; father and mother, Alonzo and...

Evelyn Mae Melton

Evelyn Mae Holroyd Melton, 87, of Scott Depot, died Jan. 28, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Fred Hase Shafer, Sr.

Fred Hase Shafer, Sr. died January 25, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC after a short illness. He was born November 24, 1924 in Clendenin, WV as he liked to say "10 years after the Devil was kicked out of Heaven in 1914." (Rev.12:9) ...

James L.R. Williams
James L.R. Williams

James Lorenzo Randolph Williams, 76, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Charleston, WV, answered the Lord's call on January 12, 2015 at the Veterans Nursing Home at Rifle, Colorado.

James was a retired Vietnam Army veteran and upon his...

Barbara M. Wilson

Barbara M. Wilson, age 90, of Milton WV, died Wednesday Jan. 28. She was preceded in death by her husband McDonald "Dee" Wilson; two sons, James and Joseph, who died in infancy; and her eldest son John M. Wilson. She is survived by son, Rick Wilson...

Diana L. Martin

Diana Lynn Rucker Martin passed on her 68th birthday, January 26, 2015. A native of Charleston, WV and graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School class of 1966, she spent the last several years residing in Newport News, VA. She was preceded in death by ...

George C. Cummings

George C. Cummings, 91, of Roane County, passed away Jan. 27, 2015 at Quarry Manor, Charleston.

He was born Dec. 22, 1923. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin in World War II from 1942 to 1946. He worked for Union Carbide as a...

Jennings B. Newman II

Jennings Bryant Newman II ("Jennings," "J.B."), 85, of Venice, Fla., passed away Dec. 16, 2014. JB was born Feb. 2, 1929 in Crown Hill, W.Va., to the late Jennings Bryant Newman Sr. and the late Mary Evelyn Massey (Newman) Hannigan. He was married to...

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