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Obituaries for Week of September 28

Loyle H. “Jim” Beaver, Sr., 88, of Buffalo, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023 at his home. Jim was a retired River Boat Captain from Valley Line Barge Company and a member of Kanawha Valley Baptist Church. He currently attended Historical Square Community Church in Buffalo.
Born December 3, 1934 in Leon, he was the son of the late James “Mike” Beaver and Erna Tucker Beaver. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Gilda “PeeWee” Grimes Beaver; brothers, DeWitte “Bus” Beaver, Sherman “Bill” Beaver, James Jr. “Jack” Beaver and sister, Polly Ann Parsons.
Survivors include his children; Loyle H. “Danny” Beaver Jr. (Danette), Velda “Kay” Williams, James “Jim” (Patty) Beaver; grandchildren, Herman (Allison) Beaver, Miranda (Erron) Craig; great grandchildren, Easton, Addison and Willow Craig; brother, Kermit (Reba) Beaver.
Funeral service was Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Adam Null and Pastor John Hage officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.

David E. Dunn, of Red House, entered Heaven’s Gates on Thursday, September 21, 2023, after his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Olean, New York to Robert and Esther Dunn on April 17, 1958. He attended Archbishop Walsh High School. After graduation, he joined the military serving in the United States Air Force. Dave traveled the country throughout his time in the Air Force and eventually ended up in West Virginia where he discovered Mountaineer sports and the love of his life, Karen. Many days, Dave could be found sitting on the riverbank, his boat, or the beach with a fishing pole just taking in the day – not really caring if a fish was caught or not. He enjoyed the peacefulness of just being by the water and taking in all of God’s beautiful creation.
Dave was known as the “go-to” guy when something needed to be done. He was always there to lend a helping hand no matter whether the task was too big or small. He has left behind shoes that will never be filled. He attended Cross Lanes Baptist Church.
Dave is survived by his heart and soul, Karen Jeffries.
Other surviving family members are his siblings: Jack (Nancy) Dunn of Peoria, IL; Peg (Jim) Colosimo of Hurricane; Tom (Susan) Dunn of Livonia, MI; Eileen Jonak of Olean, NY; Susan (Dave) Schafer of Peoria, IL; Pat (Paul) Larson of Pittsburgh, PA; Rob (Denise) Dunn of Hyde Park, NY; Chuck (Lynda) Dunn of Allegany, NY; Maureen DeArmitt of Cuba, NY; Mary (Jon) Friedman of Fair Haven, NJ; Jim (Shauna) Dunn of Falmouth, ME; and Jeanne (Matt) Lippert of Allegany, NY.
He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces spanning the United States, including his WV niece Ashley and nephews Austin, Parker, Tanner, and Carter who he loved and treated as his own “kids”.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Esther Dunn and his two brothers-in-laws, Larry Jonak and Jim DeArmitt.
Dave made the decision to donate his body to The WVU School of Medicine to further the study of pancreatic cancer and to help fight this horrible disease.
A tribute to the life of Dave will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery with Pastor Seth Polk and Eric Ginn officiating.

Judy Ferrell
After a long battle with dementia, the tiny but mighty Judy Faye Jinks Ferrell, 71, of Hurricane, went to be with her Heavenly Father on September 24, 2023.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Clara Jinks, as well as her siblings, Elsie Hensley and Eddie Jinks. She leaves behind her faithful and loving husband of 52 years, Les Ferrell, siblings Mary Rooper and Shirley Anderson, and her three boys Bobby (Michelle), Robert (Amber) and Tony (Julie) Ferrell as well as her sweet dog Gracie. Judy was known as Mamaw to 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren: Chelsea (Jeff) and Peyton, Haiden and Carter, Josh (Meredith), Camrie and Maddie, Hannah (Nick), Cash and Eli, Brandon (Jessica) and Jeremiah, Brooke (Micheal), Anthony, Hailey, Molly, Nicholas, Emanuel, Emmett, and Euan.
Judy was known as a fighter. After an incident in her childhood, she was not expected to make it into adulthood. Not only did she surpass that expectation, she fought and beat lung cancer and battled dementia till the very end. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed dearly.
Funeral service was Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Hesson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Christina E. Hanna
Christina E. Hanna, 34, of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Hubbard Hospice House at CAMC Memorial. She loved to read and loved trips to the beach. She was a loving mother to her children and they were the most important thing in her life.
Born July 24, 1989 in Princeton, she was the daughter of Barbara Rose and the late Elliston Frye.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Frederick Hanna; children, Grace E. Hanna, Frederick J. Hanna Jr. and Isaiah Hanna all of Buffalo; brother, Frank Conley of Buffalo and sister, Cari New of Charleston.
There are no services planned for the public at this time.

Mickey Allen Lewis
Mickey Allen Lewis, 66, of Buffalo, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023. He was the longtime owner/operator of Larry’s Tree Service. He coached Little League baseball and basketball for several years. Mickey volunteered countless hours at Buffalo High School assisting with the sports fields for the baseball and softball programs.
Born August 11, 1957, in Liberty, he was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Myrtle Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Bobby Lewis, Charles Lewis, Lee Edward Lewis and Linda Lewis.
Survivors include his wife, Lynette Lewis; sons, Jason Lewis of Ironton OH and Aaron Lewis of Buffalo; brother, Thomas Lewis of WV; sisters, Jewel Fowler of OH, Brenda Withrow of Teays Valley and Ruby Bryant of Buffalo; granddaughter, Addison Lewis of Buffalo. Mickey is also survived by his nephew that he helped raise like a son, Joshua Lewis.
In accordance with his wishes, no services are planned at this time.

Norma Jean McManus
Norma Jean McManus, 83, of Hurricane, passed away peacefully at home on September 23, 2023 after being bed ridden for several years. Despite being bed ridden she kept her sense of humor and zest for life.
She is survived by her sisters Faye Hammock of Lanett, Alabama, and Sue Tassen of Hurricane; Son Charles Neal of Phenix City, Alabama; 2 grandchildren, Christopher and Christina; and best friend and companion Ronald Capps
Graveside service will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC.

Debra F. Moore
Debra F. Moore, 67, of Buffalo, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023. She retired from Putnam County Schools with over 40 years of service. She was a very active member of Hometown Independent Church. She spent countless hours taking part in many church activities.
Born January 4, 1956 she was the daughter of the late Arles Alton Covert and Sylvia Lyons Covert.
Survivors include her loving husband of 32 years, Arthur “Cubby” Moore; sons, Jamie (Jill) Burgess of Red House and Jody (Micah) Moore of Red House; brother, Larry (Phyllis) Covert of Red House; sisters, Donna (Bill) Ball of Eleanor, Shelia (Garry) Pitchford of Midway and Beverly (Mike) Barbour of Midway; grandchildren, Ethan Burgess, Courtney Burgess, Josie Moore, Gabriel Moore and Kobey Guess. Debbie is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Funeral service was Friday September 22, 2023 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Paul Browning and Pastor Darren Persinger officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

Donald E. Raynes
Donald E. Raynes, 91, of Buffalo, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Hubbard Hospice House following a short illness. He was a 1951 graduate of Nitro High School and a proud U.S Army Veteran. He retired from Republic Container with over 30 years of service.
Born May 26, 1932 in Nitro, he was the son of the late Leach Raynes and Margaret Raynes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Phyllis M. Raynes; daughter, Jeanette Capocefalo; brothers, Bill, “Pedro”, Johnny, Arthur, Bob, Carl, Jim and Clyde “Talley” Raynes.
Survivors include his sons, Mike (Connie) Raynes of Buffalo and Wayne Raynes of Buffalo; daughter, Lynn West of Fairview Park OH; grandchildren, Traci (Shaun) Ryan of Red House, Jennifer (Anthony) Sullivan of Jack AL; and Kirsten (Brian) West of Cleveland OH; great grandchildren, Aubree Ryan, Brody Ryan, Coleston Sullivan and Tucker Sullivan; son-in-law, John Capocefalo of Winfield.
Funeral service was Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Mike Tucker officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.

Albert Junior Snyder
Albert Junior Snyder, 77, of Red House, passed away September 20, 2023.
Mr. Snyder is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Iva May Snyder; brothers Larry, Jim, and Paul and sisters Peggy and Betty.
He is survived by his fiancé’ Reverta Kay Esque; oldest son David L. and wife Stacy J. Snyder; daughter Anna J. and husband Greg Johnson; youngest son Steven and wife Tamera Snyder; grandchildren Emmalee Nicole Snyder, Joshua Ryan Hughes, Celena Dawn Higginbotham, Madison Lea Huges Manka, Rachel Johnson, and Sarah Johnson; brother John R. and wife Becky Snyder; and sisters Glorgean Lively and Christine Snyder.
A tribute to the life of Albert Junior Snyder was held Monday, September 25, 2023 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Woody Willard officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

David Edward Ulbrich
David Edward Ulbrich, 74, of Eleanor, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023. He was a former pipefitter and retired from Bayer Crop Science.
Born June 11, 1949, he was the son of the late Sherman “Huck” Ulbrich and Jean Ulbrich. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sherman Ulbrich II.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Karen Ulbrich; daughters, Judy Ulbrich and Jamie McNurlen; brother, Stephen (Vicki) Ulbrich; sisters, Sherry Ulbrich and Nita Dunlap. David is also survived by one grandchild and his best little buddy, Milo.
In accordance with his wishes, there are no services planned at this time.

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