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Obituaries for Week of October 6

Matthew “Bryan” Conley, 51, of Hurricane, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 26, 2022. Bryan was preceded in death by his father David Conley, and paternal grandparents Paul and Agnes Conley and maternal grandparents Quentin and Aleta Morris.
Bryan is survived by his mother Lois Conley, devoted wife Melissa (Fizer) Conley; brothers Paul (Laurie) Sauls and Eric (Kim) Sauls and children Dakota Fizer (Stephanie Zent), Austen and Anna Fizer, Kaitlyn Conley (Tommy Williams) and Kristyn Conley
“Pawpaw B” adored his grandchildren Isabella Fizer, Dominic Dillon, Kaden Dillon, Raynzlie Fizer and Aubrey Fizer.
As per his wishes, there will be no funeral service but an informal celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Sonia Louise Burdette, 89, of Rock Branch, passed away September 26, 2022, in the Hubbard Hospice House.
She was born May 29, 1933, in Buffalo, WV. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Ray Melvin Burdette and son Donald Ray Burdette; grandmother Sarah E. Spears; parents Mason and Garnett Louise King; sister Charlotte D. Matthews; nieces Stella Louise Kersey and Lisa Jo Godbey and two special first cousins Gloria Faye Asbury and Geneva Louise Woodard.
She is survived by her granddaughter Christina Craig of Rock Branch; grandsons Matthew C. Burdette of Rock Branch and Benjamin D. Burdette of London, KY; great granddaughters Monica Louise and Hayley Rae Craig of Rock Branch; nephews Michael Matthews of St. Albans and Craig Matthews of Teays Valley; special nephew John Melvin Kersey of Cross Lanes; special great niece Stephanie Coleman of Winfield; special cousin Vicky Lynn Covert of Red House and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews.
A tribute to the life of Mrs. Sonia Louise Burdette was held Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joey Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Burdette Cemetery.

Juanita Ruth King Burford, 90, of Hurricane passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and is now in the presence of the Lord. She loved her Family, her Church and her Church Family. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Kenneth Burford and daughter Anita Hudnall. She was a Trustee with Charleston National Bank for more than 25 years.
She is survived by Daughter, Gale Grant, Son Kenny (Tamara) Burford, Grandchildren Angie (Danny) Cottrell, Kenny (Nicole) Grant and Benjamin Burford, 4 Great Grandchildren and Brother Fred King.
Funeral Service was Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Light House Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Prevett officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park.

Kermit “Boogie” Lee Burgess, Jr., 85, of Culloden, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, after an extended illness.
He was a retired from Sakrete and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Culloden where he was involved in the missionary for Bible and gospel tracks distribution for Hope of Israel.
He is survived by his wife Rosela and sons Steven (Connie) Burgess of Milton and Jeff (Judy) Burgess of Sod and grandchildren April, Eric, Aubree, and Stephen.
Funeral service was Friday, September 30, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Claude Spurlock officiating, Burial was in Valley View Cemetery.

Terry Eugene Chapman Jr., 38, of Milton passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022 after a short illness.
He was a graduate of Cabell Midland High School.
He is survived by his Son, Landon James Chapman, Parents, Terry Chapman Sr. and Tamara Chapman, of Milton, Brother Dustin Tyler (Breanna Powell) Chapman and Grandmother, Janice Clark all of Hurricane.
Funeral services are pending at this time.

Ruby J. Estes of Loveland, OH, beloved wife of the late Hugh Estes, loving mother of Pamela Bobak and the late Clinton Estes, cherished grandmother of Sarah (Chris) Fitzgerald and Courtney (Nick) Miller, great grandmother of Madison, Lillian, Amelia, Harper, and the late Lannie, sister of the late Guy Wisman, Mary Deel, Shirley Smith, Shelby Wisman, Jerry Wisman, and Sandy Wisman.
She is also survived by many friends and family. Passed away September 29, 2022 at the age of 83, Ruby was a devout Christian woman and was dearly loved by her friends and family. She will be greatly missed.
Family and friends were received on Thursday, October 6, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Graveside service was at Parthena Baptist Cemetery.

James Clarence “JC” Farmer, 56, of Scott Depot, passed away on September 30, 2022 at home from cancer; surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born on January 18, 1966 to the late William Fred and Wanda Persinger Farmer.
JC is survived by his wife, Tracy Brown Farmer of 37 years; his children, Megan Farmer, Joshua Farmer and Emma Farmer; his grandchildren, Haley Ratliff, Jaxon Davis and Noah Farmer; his siblings, Karen McCallister, Sue Bowman (Dannie), Dave Farmer, Bob Farmer (Renee), Steve Farmer, (Deanna).
JC was a Superintendent with BBL Carton, and a member of Carpenters Local 439.
In honoring his wishes, his body will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

Stacy Dawn Morycz (Haverland), 37, of Dundee, Michigan, formerly of Hometown, died Tuesday September 27, 2022.
Service was Tuesday, October 4, 2022, in Crossroads Community Church, Ottawa Lake, MI. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Michigan.
Born January 7, 1985, in Charleston, Stacy was the daughter of Robert “Mike” and Claudette (Nelson) Haverland. She was a 2003 Poca High School graduate who later earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marshall University. She married Steven Morycz on September 7, 2013, in Charleston. She spent most of her career in the financial industry and as a Senior Client Associate for Merrill Lynch. She loved her children, people and working.
Survivors include: Her husband, Steven; daughters, Makenna and Mila Morycz; parents, Robert and Claudette Haverland; parents-in-law, Carl and Carol Morycz and a sister Adrianne (John) Petts. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Helena Nelson, Henry and Anna Morycz, Alma Casto and Stanley and Mary Moskwa.

Marie Ball Koster, 71, of Winfield, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
She was born on November 2, 1950, to the late Elmon Monta Ball and Edna Belle Friend Ball Scott in Charleston. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Roy Scott.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her times at Hometown Senior Center, and cherished the friendships made there. She also loved her Facebook prayer warrior group friendships.
She is survived by her children, Sara Koster (Rich Kline) of Winfield and Brian Koster (Sally) of Hurricane; sister JoAn Jackson of Morgantown; grandchildren, Brittany Lacy, Gary Lacy, Bennett Koster and Claire Koster; and many other extended family and friends.
Memorial Service will be 11:00 am Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. John Koster officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Josephine Barnett Lafferty, 82, of Hurricane, passed away on September 26, 2022. She was born in Winding Gulf, Raleigh County, on December 4, 1939. She graduated from Sophia High school, Raleigh County, and Morris Harvey College in Charleston.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Roscoe (Doc) Lafferty and daughter, Amber Jo. She is also survived by a brother, Wayne Barnett (Linda), and James Barnett (Drema), both from Midway.
Josephine taught in the Putnam County School system until retirement in 2000. She loved hunting, fishing, quilting, crocheting, and knitting. She was an avid deer and turkey hunter. She also fished in many streams and lakes in and out of WV including the Chesapeake Bay, North Dakota and Canada.
She had a passion for quilting and loved attending her quilting guild meetings (Putnam County Piecemakers). She enjoyed going on quilting retreats and quilt shop hops.
Funeral service was Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Larry Lee Shamblin, Sr., 80, of Red House, is now looking for the best fishing hole in Heaven. A simple man from humble beginnings, Larry built a life and legacy with his own two hands. Those hands were callused and worn, but oh the stories they could tell. Tales of homes he’s built, dogs he’s fed, food he’s grown, fish he’s caught, deer he’s killed, and most importantly, the family he’s created.
Those hands held the hand of his beloved wife, Linda, for more than half a century. Those hands rejoiced the day he gave his heart to the Lord and trembled in glory as they felt the cold baptismal waters of 18 Mile Creek. I can only imagine those hands that grew frail over time are restored and embracing the hand of our Lord and Savior.
Larry leaves behind his wife, Linda; daughter, Connie (Paul) Hill; son, Larry “Bub” Shamblin, Jr. (Kim Lamb); grandchildren, Jess (Eric) Westfall, and Tony (Rachel) Hill; great-grandchildren, Landon, Grayson, Ethan, Talan, Adalyn, and Brayden. His life and legacy will continue through all of those who loved him.
In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated. There are no services planned for the public at this time.

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