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Obituaries for Week of September 2

Cynthia E. Burdette, 60, died unexpectedly August 29, 2021, at her home in Charleston, South Carolina. She was born April 5th, 1961, in Charleston, WV, the daughter of Max and Frances Wells.
Cindy graduated from Winfield High School, Class of 1979. She married her husband, David Goins, and they settled in Campbell’s Creek until she finally fulfilled her dream of living by the beach in Charleston, South Carolina. Cindy and David were to celebrate their 28th anniversary in September. Cindy was a loving mother and family supporter, who was happiest when making Thanksgiving Dinner for her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her nephew, Keith. Surviving in addition to her husband, David Goins, are her brother, Fred; sister, Angie; daughter, Ashli; son, Travis and Laura; nephews, Josh and Dusty; niece, Alicia; step-sons, Greg and Jeff; step-daughter, Amy; and many grandchildren.
A service for remembrance will be held from 6pm til 8pm on Friday, September 3, at Allen Funeral Home, 2837 Main Street in Hurricane. Those who wish to remember Cindy in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Reverend Barbara D. Hatfield, 72, of Fountain, CO, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family, on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Barbara “Barb or Barbie” was born on November 19, 1948, in Charleston. A daughter of Howard “Woody” and Rosalee Bowling, Barb grew up in the beautiful mountain town of Red House. The oldest of four children, Barb graduated from Poca High School in 1966.
On January 16, 1969, Barbara married the love of her life and best friend, Kenneth P. Hatfield. This union brought with it two sons, Kevin and Todd Hatfield whom Barb loved dearly. Soon after their wedding, Barb and Ken headed to Rhode Island where Ken was training with the Naval Seabees to deploy to Vietnam. Upon Ken’s return, the two settled in Columbus, OH where Barb soon became a certified Dental Assistant working in a nearby dental office. In 1972 they welcomed a son together, Michael Hatfield.
Moving to Beallsville, OH in the late 70’s, Barbie and Ken took on farming alongside their family. This kept her busy with the kids in addition to tending the animals, garden, and volunteering at the Beallsville Church of God. She enjoyed helping with the children, singing, and bible study.
When Ken became a licensed minister, Barbara’s role changed to that of a Pastor’s Wife. Serving at the Wingett Run Church of God, Barb carried this role with compassion and grace. Once the boys were all grown, the couple moved from Beallsville to Bellaire, OH where Ken became the minister of the Wheeling Church of God. This position opened up new opportunities, and in 1996 lead them to a full-time position at the Abounding Grace Church of God in Chesapeake, WV.
It was there that Barbara finally found her calling, and pursued credentialing to become a licensed Church of God minister. Her years in Chesapeake ministering alongside Ken were some of her happiest. Not only serving as the pastor’s wife, but also leading the Women’s Ministry, the Nursing Home Ministry, and teaching Children’s Sunday School. She loved spending time with the members of their congregation, not just as their pastor’s wife or minister, but as their friend.
Barb’s retirement years were spent at their home in Belle Center, OH where she kept herself busy crocheting, gardening, canning, and reading. When able, she enjoyed worshipping among friends at the Christian Assembly in Lima. In February of this year, Barbie and Ken moved to Fountain, CO to live with their youngest son and his family.
Known as “Granny” to her grandchildren, any visits she could get with them were the highlight of her days. She loved the outdoors especially when traveling with family and friends. Though it was often difficult, any adventure she could be part of sparked her sense of wonder and amazement. Barbara Hatfield had a gift for finding joy in all things, even in her last week on earth.
She is preceded in death by her younger brother Timothy, and her father, Woody.
She is survived by her mother Rosalee Bowling; sisters Judy (Dewayne) Dotson and Diana (Mike) Criner; brother Woodrow “Woody” (Ann) Bowling; husband Kenneth Hatfield; sons Kevin Hatfield, Todd (Sheila) Hatfield and Michael (Stacy) Hatfield; Grandchildren Leanna Hatfield, Cassidy (Igor) Glushko, Madison Hatfield, Ethan Hatfield and Zachary Hatfield; and great-grandchildren Christopher and Serenity McCauslin.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Leonard May officiating. Burial will follow in New Antioch Cemetery, Red House. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The service will be streamed live via the Raynes Funeral Home Facebook page.

Helen Faye Hudson, 97, widow of Richard L. Hudson, passed away August 27th, 2021, in Hospice Care in Summerville, SC. Born February 4, 1924 in Red House, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nona Higgins Brown. She was a retired U. S. postal employee.
Survivors include one daughter Jeannette Lynne Hudson of Scott Depot; 2 sons; David (Janice) Hudson of Hanahan, SC and Michael (Rita) Hudson of Harrodsburg, KY. Also, surviving are four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were four sisters: Macelle Fish, Madeline Parkins, Ruth Kirkland, and Kathleen White and four brothers: Maxwell, Ralph, Robert, And Donald Brown.
A graveside service was conducted at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens in Red House on September 1.

Boyd Miner McDermitt, 81, of Leon, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV following a short illness. He was a 1957 graduate of Pt. Pleasant High School, and a former night watchman for the Union Carbide Coal Mine in Elmwood. He was a devoted member of Elmwood Community Church. He enjoyed attending church and watching car races and old time tractors. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Born July 20, 1940 in Mason county, he was the son of the late William and Edythe McDermitt.
Survivors include his sister, Isabelle Stone; nephew, Samuel Stone & his wife Kathy, and their daughter, Breanna.
Graveside funeral service was Monday, August 30, 2021 at Wolfe Valley Cemetery, Leon, with Pastor John Hage officiating.

Lacy Morgan Jr., 78, of Culloden, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marty Morgan and parents Lacy and Mary Morgan.
He retired in 2004 from State of WV DMV as Director of Information services.
He is survived by his Sisters Sheronda Shields of Brenton, WV, Wilma Rowe (Kenneth) of Wallingford, CT and Shirley Hatfield (Ronnie) of Brenton, WV and Brother Billy Ray Morgan (Nancy) of Bryantown, MD and several nieces and nephews.
Following his wishes no services will be held.

Jimmy Lee Swan, 76, of Culloden, rose into the arms of God in the presence of family who loved him, at his home on August 28, 2021.
He was the loving and devoted father of Cathy Swan Eveson and Jason Alan Swan, who both preceded him in death and welcomed him into Heaven that night. Jimmy was the son of the late James Harbour Swan and Beatrice Henderson Swan. Left to cherish and honor his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Linda Clark Swan; his sisters, Donna Gorcys (Greg) of Williamsburg, VA; and Jo Ellen Stephens (John McComas) of Huntington; four beloved grandchildren who lit up his world, Kyndall Eveson and Cole Eveson both of Mooresville, NC, Regan Swan and Brenna Swan, both of Milton; son-in-law, Rick Eveson also of Mooresville, NC and daughter-in-law, Amber Swan Clagg (Travis) also of Milton. He leaves behind a host of dear friends who shared his many and varied hobbies and interests, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Jimmy retired from Sears in Barboursville with 42 years of service where he formed many friendships. He was later employed by Dunlap’s Guns in Hurricane, where he enjoyed meeting new people and creating lasting friendships as well. He was a 56-year member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane, having transferred his membership from Milton Methodist following his marriage to Linda. With Christian character and his friendly nature, he served the church in various capacities during those years.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church at 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane, with Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley and Rev. Jeremy Daniels officiating.

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