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Obituaries for Week of April 7

Suzanne Gail (Good) Christian, of Scott Depot, entered Heaven on November 30, 2021 at the CAMC Hospice House following a short illness. She was born February 11, 1945 to parents, Sallie Venetta and George D. Good Jr. who predeceased her.
Survivors include: her husband of 48 years, Lawrence M. Christian, her daughter Sally K. Blackburn (Jeffrey), grandsons Matthew (Emily) Blackburn and Eric (Bre) Blackburn, her brother George D. Good III (Carolyn) of Virginia and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Hurricane, where she served in the church nursery for 20 years and also as a member of the Ona Eggleston Ladies Circle and previously in the church choir. She spent the majority of her work life in healthcare settings starting with Highland Hospital and then at Palisades General Hospital in North Bergen, NJ where she lived for 9 years. She later worked as the office manager for Dr. Kshirsagar, OB-GYN in Dunbar for 20 years and then later retiring from Dunbar Medical.
Suzanne was welcoming of others and loved to talk and visit with people. In recent years Suzanne wasn’t able to get out much, but she always enjoyed when others would come visit and play card games- especially her best friend Diane Hughes. Suzanne also had a tremendous love of reading and could read a book in a day if it held her interest.
A Memorial service to celebrate Suzanne’s life will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 4 p.m., at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mt. Vernon Rd., Hurricane.

Eric Mitchell Davis, 33, of Poca, passed away March 31, 2022, from injuries due to a car accident.
Eric was born on November 11, 1988, in Charleston and is a 2007 graduate of Poca High School. Eric was a concrete tester and finisher for KWest Group out of Columbus, OH and loved his job dearly.
Throughout some of Eric’s life he had struggled through some tough battles, but almost a year ago Eric pulled through for his little boy, Noah, and found the Lord. Eric then got his dream job at KWest Group and became very content with this new chapter in his life.
Anyone who knew Eric knows that he was a very goofy man. He was always making his friends and family laugh. Eric was also very loveable sweet and caring most of the time, LOL. He is very loved and will be missed by many.
He is preceded in death by is father Robert Davis and grandmother Joyce Smith.
Eric is survived by his son Noah Davis; mother Robin Davis; grandfather Gary Smith, Sr.; brother Willie Davis; sister Kayla Hickman; uncle Gary Smith, Jr.; aunts Kimberly Smith and Nikie Rider and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
A tribute to the life of Eric was held Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bron Walker officiating. Burial was Thursday, April 7, at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Kenneth William Eastwood, 84, of Hurricane, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
He was born to the late Edwin and Edna Eastwood, on July 14, 1937. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nadeen Eastwood and his brother Edwin Eastwood.
Kenneth was a retired Service Engineer with Moore Business Forms. He was retired from proudly serving his country in the US Navy for 26 ½ years. He was an avid fisherman and loved animals, which he rescued many pets throughout the years.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Sheree Laming (Andrew) of Hay River, Canada, Kenny Eastwood of Virginia Beach VA, Jeff Eastwood of Virginia Beach, VA and Debe Whiting of Mt. Joy, PA; grandchildren: Alex, Nick and Naomi; great-grandchildren: Caleb and Ben; and a sister: Bobbie Jean Heineman.
Funeral Mass was Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Ascension Catholic Church, Hurricane, with Father Bill Matheny officiating. Military Honors were conducted at the Memorial Garden at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Albans.

Larry Dwight McKinney, 85, of Scott Depot, passed away on March 28, 2022 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
He was a son of the late Robert M. and Iva Charlotte Click McKinney born on February 9, 1937. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia L. McKinney and brother, William R. McKinney.
Larry was retired from Kroger Company with 25 years of service as a truck driver and he proudly served his country in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Carolyn Sue McKinney; son: Daniel McKinney; and grandchildren: Ian and Connor McKinney all of Scott Depot.
Funeral service for Larry was April 1, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, with military honors provided by James E. Marshall American Legion Post #187, Winfield.

Eleanor June Noffsinger, 85, of Red House, passed peacefully on March 31, 2022 surrounded by her family.
Eleanor was a retired bus driver with Putnam County Schools. She loved being with her family and camping in the mountains of West Virginia.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Ralph Gordon Noffsinger, parents Garnett Childers and Fannie Childers Oldaker, Brother Miles Childers, sisters Oeda Garrison and Nadine Uythoven, son-in-law Rex DeVore and 4 nephews.
Eleanor is survived by her children Timothy and wife Eva Noffsinger of Red House, Randy and wife Debee Noffsinger of Buffalo, Penelope DeVore of Red House, Kelly and husband Joseph Good of Red House, grandchildren Wendy and husband Clifff Parsons, T.J. and wife Tiffany Noffsinger, Amber Noffsinger, Shannon Noffsinger, Anthony and wife Kelsey DeVore, Laythen Good, great grandchildren Alicen Parsons, Madison Parsons, Tyler Noffsinger, Jama Phillips, Bailey Noffsinger, Nevaeh Noffsinger, Haylee Null and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A private family service will be held at a later date and Eleanor will be buried beside her husband Ralph at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House, West Virginia.

James Burton Shirkey, 65, of Winfield, was welcomed home by Jesus, on March 30, 2022.
James was born to James and JoAnn Shirkey on January 7, 1957 in Charleston. He was a truck driver for Mountain State and Arrow Concrete. He belonged to Teamsters Local #175.
James was preceded in death by his parents and son Jeremiah Landis.
He is survived by his daughter, Amber Shirkey; his adoptive children, Makayla, Joshua and Jonathan Shirkey; his grandchild, Nehemiah Shirkey; siblings, Beverly Meeks, Debbie Shirkey and Jack Shirkey; and many other extended family and friends survive him.
Memorial service was Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Ross Thornton officiating.

Brian Scott Warden II, 32, of Hurricane, passed away April 1, 2022. He was born February 15, 1990, at South Charleston.
Scott, as he was fondly called by his family and friends, was a kind and gentle person always willing to help others. He loved fishing, hunting, working out, and to travel.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Julie Warden, and maternal grandfather, Lawrence Casdorph. Scott is survived by his father, Brian Warden and his wife Trina, his brothers James Preston Warden, Austin Warden and sister Emily Warden, step siblings Lee Trippett and Ashley Harding, maternal grandmother Cecilia Casdorph, paternal grandmother Virginia Warden, and paternal grandfather Bill Warden, aunts and uncles, multiple cousins, and friends.
Services were held at Allen Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 with Minister Daniel Curry officiating.

1939 – 2022
Irvin Allen Irvin Allen “Poppy” Pingley, 82, of Culloden, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at St. Mary’s Medical Center after a short illness.
He was born October 5, 1939, in Winchester, VA the son of the late Martha Orndorff Pingley and Guy Aubrey Pingley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Gene Aubrey Pingley, his first wife Dorothy F. Pingley, and his second wife Jetta Neil Pingley.
He grew up in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, spent most of his life there and returned often for visits. He was a Vietnam veteran who loved his country fiercely. He was a retired truck driver and business owner.
In 2004, he relocated to West Virginia where he and his wife Jetta operated a small business until her passing in 2018. They enjoyed life to the fullest and spent every moment possible with their grandson. He spent his final years living with his daughter, grandson, and beloved cat Mango Merle.
Irvin loved to travel and had the most vivid memories of his life’s events that he loved to share. Anyone who ever met him, loved him. There simply was no kinder human.
He is survived by his daughter Earlene Sharp Anglin of Culloden and one grandson, Grayson Anglin. He is also survived by one cousin Ruth Rickard, beloved nephews-in-law Dennis (Libby) Funk, Donald (Linda) Funk, and Lynn (Patsy) Funk and countless life-long dear friends.
Please join us for a celebration of a life well lived on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Wallace Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Barboursville, WV with military honors. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

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