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Obituaries for Week of April 14

Millie Germain Adkins, 92, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord April 7, 2022
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Reverend David Adkins, loving daughter, Patricia Mae Adkins and her parents, Ross and Elsie Johnson, brothers, Jessie and Clifford Johnson.
She is survived by daughter, Evelyn Robertson and sons, Pastor Robert Adkins (Linda) and Jackie Adkins, Grandchildren, Patti Guthrie Higginbotham (David), Karen Adkins Ratliff (Ronnie), Mary Adkins Thornton (Eddie), Carla McDonough and Christy Adkins Bennett (Roger). Great Grandchildren, Andrew, Bryan, Shawn Higginbotham, Cassie, Storm, Jillian Ratliff, Gavin, Hunter, Lillian and Sara Thornton, T.D. and Shelby Rice Great great grandchildren Braxton, Bryce, Nolan and Wyatt.
She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church for 60+ years. She was also a volunteer at Putnam General Hospital for 30 years, she was a pianist at many local churches.
Millie loved to bake cakes for weddings and special events; she also loved to do crafts and also teaching crafts with her family.
She was a member of the Putnam County Women’s Auxiliary. She was also the Belle of Putnam County. She will be missed by all her family. She will be remembered as a wonderful and loving Christian. She was also faithful til the end. She was a loving wife, mother and Mamaw to all of us.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Funeral service was Monday, April 11, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor David Vickers officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Jacqueline Carol Aylestock, 69, of Hurricane, passed away on April 6, 2022.
She was born on April 10, in Clarksburg, and was a daughter of the late Bus and Velda White.
Jacki was a loving wife, a fantastic mother and an amazing grandmother. She exuded patience and kindness and put the needs of others ahead of her own. She led a life that was Christ centered and full of love beyond measure for her family. Even though our hearts may mourn, Jacki is now in the presence of God.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ron Aylestock of Hurricane; children, Tabitha Prisk (David) of New Zealand, Jennifer Fleming (Chris) of Hurricane and Nathanael Aylestock (Jenna) of Hurricane; grandchildren, Benjamin, Hannah, Oliver and Addison Prisk, Tyler and Chloe Fleming, Emma, Levi, Aden, and Noah Aylestock; Sister, Dee Mancuso (Anthony) of Bridgeport; brother, Richard White (Pat) of Roanoke, VA; and many other extended family and friends.
Funeral service for Jacki was Monday, April 11, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Chad Cobb officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Maurice Valentine (Tommy) DeLung Jr., found his heavenly peace on April 8, 2022, at his home in Hurricane.
Maurice was born October 16, 1942 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, the son of Maurice and Helen Cox DeLung.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Media Ann Courville. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-seven years, Billie Jean (Ferris) DeLung, two sons, Troy DeLung and wife Marcie, Aaron Lane and wife Elizabeth, and daughter, Tracy DeLung and wife Kay. Siblings, Delilah Rumburg, Janice Hutchins and husband Charlie and Susan Soltess and husband Frank. Six beautiful grandchildren, Ashley, William, and Anna DeLung, and Alexander, Logan, and Nathaniel Lane.
Maurice graduated from Princeton High School in 1961 and entered the Air Force in September 1961, serving 12 years including serving in Vietnam. He served 17 years in the West Virginia National Guard, 150th Bluefield Armored Cavalry; receiving numerous awards and medals including a Saint George Medallion and Spurs. Maurice worked for 3M from 1973 to 1984 also working for American Office Systems.
Maurice “Tommy” loved sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and camping and fishing with his wife Billie.
Memorial service was Wednesday April 13, 2022 at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane, with Rev. Dr. Joe Kenaston officiating.

Pastor Art Hage, servant of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ, went home to be with the Lord on April 4, 2022. His trip to heaven was gracious by God in that he did not suffer long after CAMC Memorial of Charleston, removed the ventilator from him. CAMC Memorial of Charleston denied the people Pastor Art Hage appointed to be in charge to make decisions on his behalf the right to do so even though Pastor Art Hage had this information in print with his signature and the signatures of two living witnesses. His children were also denied that right. God saw this sin and so did others (Psalm 105:15). Pastor Art Hage always believed in speaking out against sin. Because he loved the Lord, he had many friends, but also some that hated and spoke evil of him, just like Christ, the apostles, and other believers experienced.
Arthur Douglas (Joseph) Hage was born January 20, 1949, to Campbell and Martha Hage, who preceded him in death. He is survived by many family members.
He received Christ as his Saviour at the age of seven, called to preach the gospel of Christ at the age of about twenty-four, and pastored for about fifty years. During those years, many ministries and Gospel outreaches were begun. He has been, and continues to be, influential for God’s glory.
One of the last messages Pastor Art Hage gave was about Romans 8:28 which says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” He also mentioned John 13:7 which says, “Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.”
Of all the messages Pastor Art Hage gave, he always loved sharing the gospel. He would say something like this: If you died today, are 100% sure you would go to Heaven? Let me tell you how you can be sure according to the Bible. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God loves you. He loves you so much that he (Jesus) was born of a virgin, died on the cross, shed his blood, was buried and rose again. Ask him to save you, and he will. Pray right now and ask Jesus to save you. Pray: “Lord, forgive me, I know you shed your blood, died, was buried, and rose for me. Come into my heart and save me. Take me to heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me. Help me to live for you. Amen.” Now, if you truly received Christ as your Saviour, you need to pray, read your Bible (KJV), go to a Bible believing church, and tell others how to be saved.
Pastor Art Hage would want you to receive Christ as Saviour, obey God’s word, and spread the good news of Christ with others. If you love Pastor Art Hage, please share the message of Christ with as many as you can because it will not be long until we see our Saviour and Pastor Art Hage in Heaven.
Those who loved Pastor Art Hage may contact his son, Pastor John Hage, at 304-437-3513 for memorial service information.

Louise Elaine Hale, 68, of Scott Depot, passed away on April 5, 2022 at home.
She was a daughter of the late Charles and Lou Hale. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by son, Steven Matthew King; and brother, Thomas Steven Hale.
Left to cherish her memory are, grandchildren, Cora King, Kaylee King, Kiera King, Braxton King and Trinity Jordan; great grandchild, Xyphor Jordan; brother Charles C. Hale; 3 nephews and a niece.
Funeral service was Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the West Virginia Mausoleum at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Jesse Lee Hayes, 38, of Poca, passed away April 2, 2022.
Jesse worked for Smith Concrete and loved to fish and hunt.
He is preceded in death by his mom Rebecca Hayes and grandparents William and Martha Hayes and Pearl and Amy Thornton.
Jesse is survived by his wife of 20 years, Angel Hayes; father William Hayes; children Sean Ethan Gordon Hayes, Kyndra Allison Nicole Hayes, Jesse Lee Hayes, Jr., Colter Allen Hayes and Jacolby Hammersley and siblings Heather Dawn Rhodes, William Christopher Hayes, Bambi Latessa Hayes, Amy Marie Hayes, Andre Shane Hayes, Samantha Pearl Hayes and Abigail Madison Hayes.
At his request there will be no services.

John Russell Hendrickson of Scott Depot, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022 following a short illness.
He was the son of the late Alexander H. and Emma Jane Shackelford Hendrickson of Mt. Nebo in Nicholas County. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Edith Baker and Nora Jean Lipscomb and brothers, Alexander, Jr., Lysle, Bernard and Judson.
John graduated from Nicholas County High School where he was a member of the band. After graduation, he worked in Washington D. C. where he was drafted in to the US Army during the Vietnam War. Upon completion of his duties in the US Army, he returned to Washington where he briefly worked before entering Marshall University. After receiving both his Bachelor and Master degrees, John worked as a reporter for the Charleston Daily Mail. John left the Daily Mail to assume a position with the WV Board of Regents, a position he held until he moved to WV State College (University) where he worked until his retirement.
He was a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, Summersville Masonic Lodge # 76 A.F. & A.M ., Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston and the James E. Marshall Post 187, Winfield.
John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Barker Hendrickson, his brother, William Hendrickson of Mount Lookout, Nicholas County and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Monday, April 11, 2022 at Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Ron McClung, pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans with Military Honors conducted by the James E. Marshall American Legion Post 187, Winfield.

Geraldine “Geri” Hurst, 83, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2022, after bravely fighting pancreatic cancer.
Geri was born March 4, 1939 to Virginia and Arthur Hurst. Geri was baptized in First Baptist Church of Cheylan and attended church there with her family. Geri attended Lakeview Christian Church in Hurricane. Geri was a 1957 graduate of East Bank High School. Upon graduation, Geri joined the United States Air Force and proudly served her country for 3 years.
Geri lived the majority of her life in Wisconsin, where she loved to fish in the lakes there and she also grew beautiful roses there.
After many years in Wisconsin, Geri moved to California and enjoyed the warmer weather and meeting new friends. In her later years she returned to West Virginia, where she lived close to her family. Geri worked for various retail stores and made many friends. Geri loved to watch sports, especially football and the Green Bay Packers was her team.
Geri was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Arthur Hurst; a brother, Wayne Hurst; two sisters, Isabell Thompson and Patricia Whitten.
Surviving Geri are her sisters, Lou Thompson of Hurricane and Peggy West of Scott Depot, a special brother in law, Lindsey Whitten of Beckley, West Virginia.
Geri is also survived by several nieces and nephews that she loved as her own children.
Funeral service was Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Maynard officiating.

DeWayne Ray Lyons, 60, of Scott Depot, passed away on April 6, 2022.
DeWayne was born December 20, 1961 to Wayne and Patricia Lyons. He is also survived by his wife, Donna Lyons of Scott Depot; children, Danielle Ashley of Cross Lanes, Jay Lyons (Jamie) of Wilmington, NC and John Lyons of Scott Depot; sister, Cheryl Cobb (Dwayne) of Buffalo; brother, Timothy Lyons (Yvonne) of Red House; grandchildren, Hunter Ashley, Audrey Ashley, Lydia Sayres, McKinley Lyons and Caroline Lyons; and many other extended family and friends.
DeWayne was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Lyons.
Gathering of family and friends for DeWayne was held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Clifford Henry Muck, 87, of Poca, passed away on April 6, 2022.
He was born October 5, 1934 in Poca to the late George and Myrtle Muck.
He was a proud, 50+ year Master Mason at the Nitro Lodge #170. He was a coal miner, then retired after 34 years from Greif Brothers Corporation. He loved being in the outdoors. He will be missed greatly by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Muck of Poca; daughter, Jill Smith (Eddie) of Poca; 3 grandchildren; and 4 grandchildren.
A private family burial was held at the family cemetery, Poca.

Kenneth Edward Plants, 85, of Hurricane, passed away on April 4, 2022 at Genesis, Teays Valley Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Christian and Cora Lee Thomas Plants, his sister, Bernice Miller and his brother Cecil Plants.
Kenneth was retired from accounting.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Gillenwater Plants; his children: Michael E. Plants and Cheryl A. Hickman (David) of Daniels, WV; and his grandchildren: Chelsea N. Zsoldos (Dr. Christopher) of Boone NC and Christian S. Vargo (Kyleigh) of Morgantown.
Funeral Service for Kenneth was Sunday April 10, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Yauger Cemetery, Leon.

Shirley Virginia Smith, 84, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Hubbard Hospice House, West after a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Dorothy B. Young Click; sister, Charlene Lovejoy; brothers, Jerry Michael Lovejoy and Dickie Lovejoy.
Shirley was a business agent for the Roofers Union in California and she also served in the US Navy.
She is survived by her daughter, Michele Smith of Scott Depot; grandson, Steven Glynneric Fulstone of Scott Depot; brother, Gary Lovejoy of North Carolina.
A gathering of family and friends was held Wednesday, April 13, at Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, Saint Albans.

Carl Owen Torman, 63, of Hurricane, passed away at 8:49 a.m., on March 31, 2022 due to a long illness of ALS. He was a hard worker of Darnold Mechanical Inc. of Kenna, and retired in 2019 and worked on his family farm. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, cutting firewood and watching westerns.
Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Correna Torman. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Diana (Cyrus) Torman; son, Christopher Owen Torman (Alisa); grandchildren, Destiny and Trinity; sisters, Evelyn (Eddie) McClure, Bonnie (Joe) Welch, Kyle (Cathy) Torman, Keith (Diane) Torman, Ben (Debbie) Torman, John (Sherry) Torman and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank life-long friend and co-worker Scott Darnold, Dave Darnold, Mike Kennedy, Kevin Deel, Mike White, John and Wanda Thacker, Aunt Carol and Dan Hays, Russ and Judy Cyrus, Kim and Jim Cyrus, Tony and Pam Cyrus, Ed and Sharon, Josh and Amy Cyrus, Carol Jean Rife, Angela and Scott Jones and girls, Jeff “Shorty” and Sandy Bislop, Keith Torman, James and Amanda Adkins, Beth and Debbie Torman, Gary and Denise King, Shawn Baisden, uncle Bill Johnson and boys, Timmy Johnson and riding friends; Angela Vickers, Arla Torman, Scott and Tandra Johnston, Ashley and Cathy Torman, Joyce and Gail Burdette and Brennen Johnson and all the Facebook friends.
A private service was held at the Torman Cemetery.

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