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Obituaries for Week of October 5

Heaven’s gates were opened for Jacqueline G. Bryant “Jackie” on September 27, 2023. She is now with the love of her life, Gillis Bryant, husband of 51 years, who was waiting for her at heaven’s gates.
Jacqueline, “Jackie” Bryant resided in Hurricane near her daughter and son-in-law Tracey and Jason Snyder, also her Granddaughter Sahara Assi. Sasha Pitman and husband Jacob reside in Charleston and have one son Ari Pitman. Jackie also has a surviving sister Roxanne Pistel of Florida. Jackie was a stepmother to Renee Trimble, Deborah Thompson, Kay Stutler and Laura Cox, who blessed her with 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Jackie was born March 22, 1952, and was 71 years old. She was taken suddenly from us by an aneurysm of the brain and passed peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Leaving many loving family and friends that will forever remember all the fun, good times and love they shared with her. She was one of a kind and left a happy, loving, or funny memory with everyone she knew. Jackie enjoyed shopping, bingo, yard sales, reading, watching TV or soap operas, church dinners and wearing lots of bling. She truly loved family, playing with the kids, dancing with the girls and living life.
Funeral service was Monday, October 2, 2023 at Allen Funeral Home. Burial was in Donel C Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.

William Wayne Call, 78, woke up on September 30, 2023 in his Heavenly Home with restored sight and running into the arms of his “Pappy” William Huel Call; mother: Anna Rock Call, and sisters: Anglea Young and Jane Call.
Wayne never met a stranger and was special to everyone especially his brothers: Larry (Cindy) Call and Tommy Call both of Hurricane; sisters: Ellen Wilson of Winchester, KY and Karen Childress of St. Albans; as well as several nieces and nephews. Along with his caregivers: Lisa Elkins and Kristy Frampton.
Silver Maple Farm is where Wayne learned several trades from helping in the hay and tobacco fields to caring for the cattle and horses. In the kitchen, you would find Wayne cooking a skillet of fried potatoes and making a pot of coffee so strong it could walk.
The barn at the farm was his Grand Ole Opry stage performing Johnny Cash or auctioneering off the livestock.
The highlight of his year was attending the Putnam County Fair. Wayne was always on the go from walking many miles in his early years to later enjoying side-by-side rides with his brother.
Wayne’s funeral service was Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with his longtime friend Rev. Larry Cooper officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

RuthAnn (Fletcher) Craddock, 85, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, formerly of Hurricane and Harman, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, September 18, 2023 in Elkins.
RuthAnn was a graduate of Hurricane High School, class of 1956 where she met the love of her life, Jimmie K. Craddock and together they shared 67 years of marriage. RuthAnn most recently attended Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Gardens Campus where she loved participating in women’s Bible studies and fellowship. Previously a founding member of the First Baptist Church of Palm Beach Gardens, she enjoyed teaching women’s Sunday School classes for several years. She could often be found in the Nursery sharing her devout love of Jesus with the children. Christ shined through RuthAnns sweet spirit and caring demeanor.
She will be missed by all that knew and loved her and are holding to the promise of reuniting in the presence of God Almighty in Heaven. RuthAnn and her husband Jim were the founders of Pipeline Utilities, Inc. in Palm Beach County in 1976. Pipeline Utilities has grown into one of the premier underground utility companies in South Florida. They retired after nearly 25 years to enjoy travel and many adventures together.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George Ray and Theda (Roach) Fletcher; her brothers, Hubert Ray (“Sonny”) and John Wade Fletcher. She will be missed by her two loving children, Catherine Ann (Mark) Baker of Jupiter FL and Buckhannon; her son, J. David (Lisa) Craddock of Palm Beach Gardens and Duck Key FL; grandchildren, Matthew Judson (Christina) Craddock; Michael James Baker, Suzanne Ruth (Phil) Staff, Melissa Ann Baker, Monica Catherine (Keith) Robbins, all of the Jupiter FL area; step-grandson, James C. Bailey III; Great grandchildren, James Bailey IV, Walkar James and Charlotte Marie Craddock, Noraa Marie Abdella, Stella James Staff and Elayna Rose Robbins; as well as several nieces, nephews and many special loving friends.
She was laid to rest at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, FL on Saturday, September 30, 2023, surrounded by her immediate family. A Celebration of Life will be planned and announced at a later date.

Emogene Freeman
Emogene Garrett Freeman, 99, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on September 24, 2023 in the Hubbard Hospice House. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane.
Born June 14, 1924 to the late Eustace and Mary Pate Garrett, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Quentin Garrett, Milford Garrett and Wilford Garrett; 3 sisters Elezine Martin, Elsie Turner and Rena Cooper, and a step-grandson.
She is survived by daughter Sandra Sovine of Hurricane; son Gregory Sovine (Peggy) of McKinney, TX; grandsons Joshua Sovine (Andrea) of South Charleston, Shawn Sovine (Alexandra) of Hurricane, Nicolas Sovine of Nitro and 4 great-grandchildren. stepsons Dennis Freeman, Keith Freeman (Vicki). Also one step-grandson.
Funeral service was Friday, September 29, 2023 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Jerry Losh officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park.

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

Timothy Lee Harvey
Timothy Lee Harvey, 59, of Winfield, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, Hurricane.
He was born in Akron, Ohio to the late Arthur Harvey Jr. and Mabel Ann May Harvey. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-laws, Milford Hodges and John Bowcott.
Tim was an employee of the St. Albans MUC and a former employee for Tyler Mountain Water. He was a member of the Winfield Baptist Church and a former member of St. Albans First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1982.
Surviving are his loving wife of 40 years, Sheila Hodges Harvey, sons and daughters-in law; Chris and Leah Harvey, Nick and Kristen Harvey; mother, Mabel Harvey; mother-in-law, Phyllis Bowcott; brothers, Terry Harvey (Terri) and Jason Harvey (Marcy); brother-in-law, Greg Hodges. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Brodee, Logan, Isabella and Maci.
A celebration of life service was held Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Winfield Baptist Church with Pastor David Johns officiating.

Lillian ‘Lynn’ Lamm
Lillian F. “Lynn” Lamm, 76, of Liberty, went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 25, 2023.
She was born July 21, 1947 in Liberty, the daughter of Commodore and Lucy Cochran Reed. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert, and brother, Donald Reed.
She is survived by her daughters, Joanna Douglas (Park), and Cathy Higginbotham (Jammie), step son, Bobby Lamm (Missy), sisters, Doris Mierau (Steve), Cheryl Raynes, and Linda Adkins, half – sister Marion Jean Smith, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren, caregivers Summer Sayre, Destani Haynes and a host of extended family and friends.
Celebration of Lynn’s life was held October 2, 2023, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with Rev. Woody Willard officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Pamela Messer
Pamela June Messer, 72, of Hurricane, went to be with her heavenly father on September 29, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Lucy Hale and her son Bobby Messer and brothers Charles, Teddy, Jerry and Bob Hale. She leaves behind her loving husband of 56 1/2 years Dan Messer, daughter Dianna Clevenger, son Jamie Messer, sister Janice Lucas, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly.
Graveside service was Tuesday, October 3, at Vally View Memorial Park.

Steven Tornton
Steven Andrew Thornton, 63, of Buffalo, passed away September 30, 2023.
Steven is preceded in death by his father James A. Thornton and grandparents Elmer and Mina Thornton and Lee and Minnie Slate.
He is survived by his mother Faye Thornton; wife Juanita Thornton; son Jason A. Thornton (Ryan); daughter Marie N. Thornton; step-children Christina D. Higginbotham (Thornton) and Johnathan S. Higginbotham; brothers Daniel and Bryant Thornton; grandchildren Ethan, Taylor, Kilynn, Mason, Trey, Jake, Kelissa, and Bailey; great grandson Jaxton and a host of other family and friends.
A tribute to the life of Steven was held Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Woody Willard officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens.

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