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Obituaries for Week of May 12

Faith Ann Buck, 62, of Leon, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at C.A.M.C. General Division. She was a 1978 graduate of Buffalo High School, and all her classmates remained close and were very special to her over the years. She was a member of the Buffalo Church of God, and a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and crafting. She especially loved her family, and most of all her grandkids. Faith Ann was a special wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend, and will be missed by many.
Born June 19, 1959, she was the daughter of Gladys Bailey of Buffalo, and the late Paul D. Goddard, Sr.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 38 years, Terry Buck; her sons, Colle (Brandy) Buck of Buffalo, and Corey (Stella) Buck of Leon; grandchildren, Corben Buck, Crawford Buck, and Conway Buck; sisters, Von (Gary) Francisco of Buffalo, Joyce (Steve) Smith of Leon, Paula (Paul) Cain of Buffalo, and Denise Goddard of Buffalo; brother, Dean Goddard of Teays Valley; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends, and her special pets, Dixie and Yoshi.
Funeral service was Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Mike Tucker and Pastor Mitchell Burch officiating. Private family burial will be held in Buffalo Memorial Park at a later date.

Steven Ryan Call, 41, of Winfield, passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center on May 5th, 2022 surrounded by loved ones.
Steven spent most of his life working in landscaping. He loved to hunt, work on cars and being with family and friends. He did everything in life with passion and was very special to many people. He loved everyone in his own special way.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Allen Call, daughter, Skylar Brooke Call; brother, Brian Allen Call and cousin, Jason Todd Pate, and other loved ones.
Steven is survived by his wife, Johanna Call; mother, Vickie Pauley (Steve); children, Christian Call and Alexis Call; siblings, Marquita Ireland (David), Luke Call, Rose Stanley (Brandon), Christina Call (Lee); grandmother, Joyce Call; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as many friends too.
Graveside service was held Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Winfield.

Nancy Lynn Moulder Hall, 74, of Scott Depot, was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She passed away at her home, May 2, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.
Nancy was predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years, Dennis Moulder, her son, Wayne Lee Moulder, brother, Robert Tucker, and parents, Charles Clifford and Helen Maxine Tucker. Nancy was also married to the late Kyle Hall for 8 years.
Nancy was very proud of and will be lovingly remembered by her son Rudy (Amy) and grandchildren; Peyton Ryan and Georgia Kate Moulder. She is also survived by her brother, Edwin Tucker, nieces; Robin Tucker, Susan McIntyre, Catherine Miller, and nephew Thomas Tucker, who all were very special to her.
Nancy also leaves behind her bonus family; Walter Hall (Sue), Teresa Morris (TJ), Brett and Blake Morris.
Nancy was born in Big Chimney, and raised in Sugar Creek. She graduated from Sissonville High School and attended Capital City Business School. Nancy worked early in her career for C&P Telephone Company and then later worked side by side with her husband Denny in the family owned business, Mouldagraph Corporation, for over 35 years.
Nancy’s infectious and spirited personality allowed her to create so many close business relationships and gathered many lifelong friends. She was a member and served the Lord at Grace Baptist Temple in St. Albans. She loved and enjoyed listening to gospel music and attended many revivals.
Nancy enjoyed attending WVU football games, playing cards with friends, gathering with her Dunbar group of friends for dinner and fellowship, as well as watching her grandchildren play sports.
Funeral service was Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Grace Baptist Temple, St. Albans, with Pastor Brian Dean officiating. Entombment was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend, Gordon Russell Johnson, age 84, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at his home. The youngest of six children, Gordon was born on September 10, 1937 in Hurricane to parents James Walter Johnson and Demma Palestine Bryant.
He was raised on a farm on Turkey Creek in southern Putnam County and attended Hurricane High School. It was there that he met and courted his sweetheart (and 1956 Miss Hurricane) Anna Louise Rooper. The couple was married on June 26, 1956 and remained together in love and friendship for the next 66 years. He often expressed his pride that he married “the prettiest girl in the school”.
Gordon was an automobile body repairman by trade, working at several dealerships in the Charleston-Teays Valley area until opening his own business in the 1970s. After retirement from his business, he worked for several years operating earth moving equipment part-time. His favorite leisure activities included woodworking, listening to southern gospel music, RV traveling and camping, attending auctions, amateur auctioneering, and visiting with friends and family. He was an avid collector, including oil lanterns, coffeepots, cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, and anything else with an engine, and many other items. If you needed something, chances are Gordon had at least three of them.
Gordon was proud to call Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. He was a member of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and also attended Five and Twenty Mile Church in Fraziers Bottom. He was a regular attendee and former board member at Mount Nebo Southern Gospel Music Association events in Summersville.
Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Chester, Dallas, Orus, and Harless Johnson, and sister Mairlis Johnson Edwards. Surviving are his wife Louise Johnson, his children Rickie Johnson and wife Kim of Dade City, Florida, Vickie Clark and husband Steve of Fuquay Varina, NC, Tony Johnson and wife Linda of Hurricane, and Sherry Williamson and husband Greg of Winfield. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Lee Bayliss, Scott Bayliss, Alisha Hughes, and Matthew Williamson, great grandchildren Margaret Hughes, AJ Hughes, and Allie Hughes, and nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Funeral services were held at Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. with Pastor Robert Adkins officiating. Burial was at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Hurricane.

Frank King, 74, of Poca, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. He worked as a mechanic and was a “jack of all trades”. He could fix and work on just about anything.
Born December 27, 1947, in Poca, he was the son of the late Harold C. King and Leoma B. McClannhan King. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Gary King, Larry King, and Terry King.
He is survived by his sisters, Patricia Lowen of Scott Depot, Pamela (Ron) Witt of Poca, and Paula King of Poca.
A private family graveside service was held at Landers Cemetery, Poca with Pastor Randy Parsons officiating.

Wanda Lou Sowards, 70, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday May 5, 2022.
Wanda is survived by her daughter Kimberly Dawn Rubin Beitz, sister Dottie Sue Rutledge, brother Herbert Wade Doss, neices Robin R. Estes, Jessica D. Raines, 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside service was Monday May 9, 2022 at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House.

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