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Obituaries for Week of October 21

Carlos Hilbert “Hibby” Bird, 78, passed away October 6, 2021 following a short hospital stay.
Carlos was born and raised in Putnam County. He lived many years in Richmond, VA before settling in Grove City, OH in 1982. Carlos was preceded in death by his parents, Azel Wilford Bird and Juanita (Setliff) Bird, loving wife of 48 years, Pauline (Moody) Bird; brothers, David and Kyle, and sisters, Brenda, Cathy and Becky.
He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Denise (Charles) Pennington and Donna (Magdy) Naroz,; grandsons, Aaron Naroz, David (Hanna) Noroz, and Garrett Pennington; brothers, William and Richard; sisters, Connie and Debbie; aunts and uncles, many special nieces, a nephew, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Carlos was an avid hunter and fisherman, and spent many hours (many well before sunrise) sharing those interests with family and friends. During almost 40 years as a truck driver and Teamster, he could drive almost any type of vehicle. Following retirement, he enjoyed driving a school bus for Southwestern City Schools. His generosity, eagerness and ability to fix almost anything, and sense of humor will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Graveside service was Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane.

Eric Shawn Caruthers, 47, of Hometown, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 15, 2021 after a long illness.
Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl V. Bordenet, Jr. and Effie M. Bordenet of Hometown, and Curtis R. Caruthers and Louise B. Caruthers of Cross Lanes.
Eric is survived by his parents Claudia and George (JR) Withrow, Jr. of Hometown, and Paul G. Caruthers of Cross Lanes, sister April D. (Brian) Withrow of Salt Lake City, UT, brother Mat (Chrissy) Withrow of Charleston, children Nicholas G. (Taylor) Caruthers of Belle, Shawn D. Caruthers (Bryana Delgado) of Horizon City, TX; Jessalyn H. Caruthers of Salt Lake City, UT, grandchildren Logan, Aelias and Alexandria Caruthers of Belle, and a host of family and friends.
Memorial services were Monday, October 18, 2021 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home in Poca, with Pastor Sam Pierson Jr. officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston.

Peggy Ann Chandler, 90, of Hurricane, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. She was born November 8, 1930, to the late Leonard and Mattie Collins. She was preceded in death by her loving and awesome husband, T.K. (Keith) Chandler. She is survived by her children, Bill (Patti) Bird, Patty (Roger) Wood, Kathy Hundley Edwards, and Teresa Crouch Crump; grandchildren Tammy (Eddie) Burns, Tina (Bruce) Cartwright, Tonya (Wade) Neal, Brandi (Rodney) Moore, Steven White, Justin White, Tracy (James) Hall, Chris (Lisa) Bird, Jeremy (Bekah) Crouch, Mike Crouch, Jesse (Ruthie) Crouch, Sara (Jay) Dunlap, Mary (Ron) Isabell and many great and great great-grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She took special pride in her home. She loved helping others. She and Keith were members of Collis P. Huntington Railroad Society. For many years, after Keith’s death, she traveled every October four trips to Hinton on the train volunteering her time preparing and serving desserts for other. She loved to dance. Anyone she met she offered to teach them the Two Step.
A celebration of her life was held Friday, October 15, 2021, at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans.

James Allen Johnson, my Daddy, my friend, loving pawpaw and great pawpaw, met his blessed Savior on October 15, 2021. He was the son of the late Clayton and Gertie Gillaspie Johnson. He is survived by his daughter Kelly Holland with whom he made his home. Also surviving are his 9 grandchildren and a multitude of great grandchildren. He leaves behind estranged daughters Tammy Harrison and Pennie Adkins as well as a host of extended family and friends. Daddy was a devoted Christian with unwavering faith, a follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a boilermaker with union local 667. He loved to hunt, fish and camp as much as he physically could until he had no breath to enjoy life. I, his daughter Kelly, would like to express my gratitude to St. Mary’s Medical Center staff, Dr. Heuer, Dr. Parsley, Dr. Yang and all of the nursing staff in the Pulmonary department, P.A.C.U. and Intermediate Care Units.
Funeral service was Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Dewayne Laverty officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Casey Elizabeth Doyle Morris, 42, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.
She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and a Christian, where she served the Lord at God’s Lighthouse Church, Charleston.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Kathleen Fisher.
Casey is survived by her loving husband, Adam R. Morris; children, Elijah L. Morris, Grace K. Morris and John R. Morris; parents, Robert L. and Pamela G. Fisher Doyle; sister, Paige Conklin (Clayton) and their children: Hogan Peterson, Tyson Conklin, and Madden Conklin; brothers, Chris Doyle and Eric Doyle; maternal grandfather, Howard Lee Fisher; her in-laws, Bobby and Barbara Morris; sister in-law, Amber Walker (Justin); brother in-laws, Owen Morris (Lindsay) and their children, Brayden, Landon and Rydan, brother in-law, Gordon Morris (Haley), and their children, Wyatt, Sky and the newest baby coming soon, River; Papaw Raymond Price, nephew, Jaydon Peterson; and a host of other family and close friends.
Funeral service was Monday, October 18, 2021 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Mayford Witt officiating. Burial was in Morris Family Farm Cemetery, Scott Depot

Patty Jean Saunders, 65, of Red House, passed away October 13, 2021.
Patty is preceded in death by her mother Loretta Saunders, and brother Steven Saunders.
She is survived by her father Boyd Saunders, sisters Sharon and husband Steven McVey, Beverly and husband Chuck Easter, 2 nieces Amanda and husband Cody Conley, Stephanie Saunders and 4 nephews.
Graveside service was Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House with Pastor Scott Casto officiating.

Floyd Otho Tillis, 80, of Bancroft, passed away October 11, 2021.
Floyd was born and raised in Plymouth, former Coal Mining Camp. He attended Poca High School and played on the Football team. He joined the Army on June 18, 1961, and was honorably discharged on June 18, 1964 as Sgt. E-5. Floyd was a five-year employee of American Viscose and retired from Laborers Local # 1353 with 25 years of service and former Vice President. He joined the Nitro Masonic Lodge # 170 in 1976. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and cutting firewood.
He is preceded in death by his parents Holbert and Beulah Tillis; brothers Jimmy and Charles and sisters Audrey, and Ruby.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years and childhood sweetheart Mary Tillis; children Pamella and husband Danny Dawson and Gary Tillis; sisters Evelyn Hill and Lottie Phillips; grandchildren Tiffany and husband Eric Peters, Bodie and wife Chelse Johnson, Tabatha Johnson, Gary Seth Tillis, Owen Tillis and two great grandchild Aubrey and Easton Peters.
Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

Glenn Roy “POP” Townsend, 79, of Richmond, VA, formally of Hurricane, and Ironton, OH, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 22, 2021.
Over the past twelve years in Richmond, he has enjoyed time with family, making new friends and having a cup of coffee talking about the places and times of being an over the road truck driver for Ford Brothers Trucking, Chemical Leaman Corp. and Liquid Transport Corp. He led a very active life loving to camp with family and friends all over the mountains of West Virginia and sharing his boating knowledge as they meandered along the Ohio River prior to coming to Virginia.
He was a member of the Teamsters Union and a member of Grove Avenue Baptist Church. He was proceeded in death by his precious wife of 29 years Ruth Gay Townsend, his parents, Roy and Iva Nell Townsend, his sisters Peggy Sprouse, Sally Steinman, and his brother Clyde Townsend. He is survived by brothers Jack Townsend (Janie) of Lakeland FL, and Cecil Townsend (Rita) of Ironton, OH as well as by five children, Donald Townsend (Elizabeth) of Greenup, KY, Larry Michaels of Ohio, Charles Vannatter of Morgantown WV, Angela Byrnside (Les) of S. Chesterfield, VA and Tommy Vannatter (Kerry) of Scott Depot, WV; eight grandchildren, Drew Townsend (Amanda Kay), Caden Townsend, Braden Townsend (Ilona), Crystal Michaels, Toney Byrnside (Jessica), Erica Byrnside, Jessyka Andrews (Javan) and Christian Vannatter; and four great-grandchildren, Savannah Byrnside, Luke Byrnside, Brielle Andrews and Lincoln Andrews He had a lot of cousins, nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.
The celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at Allen’s Funeral Home, 2837 Main St., Hurricane. The family will receive family and friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Interment will be in Heavens Gateway Memorial Garden Cemetery, 2820 WV-34, Winfield, following the service.

Carroll Edward Withrow, 80, of Hurricane, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021 at CAMC Teays Valley Medical Center. He was the son of the late Ward and Juanita Bailey Withrow. Carroll was a graduate of Nitro High School, and served our country in the United States Navy and Army National Guard. He later retired from Monsanto after 44 years. Carroll was a member of the Nitro American Legion and Masonic Lodge. He loved being outside and spending time on his farm gardening. Carroll even enjoyed attending local gun shows. Above all he was a family man who loved and cherished his family.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Hazel Hunter Withrow; children, Lisa Ann Cabe and Steven Edward Withrow; brothers, Gary Withrow, Ronald Withrow, and James Withrow; and granddaughter, Delaney Cabe, who he lovingly called “Cupcake”.
Funeral services were private.

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