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Obituaries for Week of November 2

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Lois Brogan, 76, of Hurricane, formerly of Logan, as she peacefully left this world on October 9, 2023 at 915am.
She was born on September 4, 1947, to the late Betty Canterbury Cremeans and the late Edward Junior Cremeans. She raised three daughters with her late husband Posey Brogan. Missy (Shane) Nichols of Winfield, Amy (Brandon) Vance of McConnell, and Jamie (Jarrett) Clay of Ashville, NC.
She had 10 grandchildren: Ashley (Jacob) Rollins, Stephanie (Tyler) Halpern, Abby (Jackson) Elkins, Ally Kirk, Connor Clay, Carson Kirk, Anna Clay, Evan Clay, Caden and Caleb Nichols. Five great grandchildren: Brady Halpern, Charleigh Halpern, Briar Rollins, Jack Halpern, and Truett Elkins.
In addition, Lois is survived by her loving stepmother, who raised her, Beulah Cremeans; four sisters: Donna Cornish, Brenda Barker, Vickie (Ken) Pritchard, Lesa Martin; brother, Sonny Willard Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lois was a member of the Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene. Professionally, Lois spent many years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) caring for others.
A Celebration of Lois’ Life was held on Sunday, October 29 at Whitman Freewill Baptist Church, Whitman.

Cameron Lee Carney, “Cam”, was born on May 10th, 2004, passed away on October 23rd, 2023 from a vehicle accident. Cam had an infectious personality and was not only loved from his family, but also his Hurricane family as well. Cam helped lead the Hurricane family to their 2022 West Virginia High School Baseball Championship.
Cam was a 2022 graduate of Hurricane High School and was just two weeks away from graduating Lineman School at Bridge Valley Community and Technical College. He was looking forward to graduating from this program and beginning the next chapter of his life.
Cam is survived by his parent’s mother Elizabeth (Digger) Shinault/Davis (spouse Kevin Davis) and Father Darin Carney (spouse Shannon Carney). Cam was also survived by brothers Michael Toney, Andrew Toney, Logan Jones and sister Jordan Jones; uncle Greg Carney (spouse Lori Carney); cousins Blake and Whitney Carney; niece Aydrien Toney; grandparents Lee and Jean Carney and Patsy Shinault, along with many other special family members and the entire Hurricane community that he dearly loved. Preceded in death by grandfather Otto Shinault and great-grandmother Oschel Carney.
Cam was most known for being the light that brightened any room he walked into. His laughter, sense of humor, ear-to-ear smile, and sarcasm could make anybody smile for hours after talking to him. Even if you were the butt of his jokes. He prioritized his relationships with his family and his friends above all else. His favorite past times were hunting at his grandparents, visiting his friends in Morgantown at WVU, also any other interaction he would have with his family, or simply anything outdoors. His was undoubtably an extreme WVU fan of any sport and loved experiencing these moments with his friends and family. His attitude and spirit were always positively driven and motivated to make everyone around him smile. All who knew Cam thought he was the most respectful, kind, funny, and selfless person. Even through the most challenging times, Cam maintained a positive attitude and outlook on life and lived everyday to the fullest.
Service arrangements by Allen Funeral Home were held at Valley Park in Hurricane on Saturday, October 28. A private graveside service followed at Valley View Cemetery.

Dorsel Howard Cobb Jr.
Dorsel Howard Cobb, Jr., 64, of Red House, passed away Friday, October 13, 2023 at his home following a sudden illness. He spent his career as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Operators Union Local 132. He loved riding motorcycles and loved animals. Dorsel was a compassionate and hard-working person. He was a jack of all trades and will always be remembered for his willingness to lend a helping hand.
Born November 22, 1958 he was the son of the late Dorsel H. Cobb Sr. and Emily Blackshire Cobb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Cobb Anderson.
Survivors include his daughters, Libby Cobb of Hurricane and Ashley (Clifford) Fronda of St. Albans; brothers, John Owens Cobb, Clovis E. Cobb, Robert Edward Cobb; sisters, Beverly Parker and Edith Facemyer; grandchildren, Javier Cobb, Hunner Anderson, Rain Fronda, Isaiah Fronda, Dixee Fronda and Savyor Fronda. Dorsel was also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.
Funeral service was Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Mark Harris officiating. Burial was in Shiloah Cemetery, Red House.

Keith A. Cook
Keith A. Cook, 78, of Eleanor, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2023 at CAMC Teays Valley following a short illness. He was a 1962 graduate of Buffalo High School and attended West Virginia State College. Keith was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 261st Ordinance Company. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Eleanor. He retired from Bell Atlantic/Verizon with 33 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked alongside his wife for 15 years at the Putnam County Library. Keith found pleasure in the simple things, like a glass of tea while reading the morning paper, stacking firewood, mowing grass, and spending time outdoors. He never knew a stranger and was always up for a good chat with family and friends. He also enjoyed the cardiac rehab program at CAMC Teays Valley and prided himself on having perfect attendance from 2013-2016
Born December 24, 1944, he was the son of the late John D. Cook and Lura H. Parsons Cook.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary F. Workman Cook; his daughter, Kimberly (Gary) Moore of Winfield; his sons, Brian (Patti) Cook of Bridgeport, and Stephen (Melody) Cook of Eleanor; brother, Danny (Clara) Cook of Eleanor; sister, JoAnn Hudson of Eleanor; grandchildren, Drew (Brittany) Moore, Laiken Cook, Maci Cook, Logan Cook, Jackson Cook and Dawson Cook; great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Grayson. Keith is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as extended family and many friends.
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Greg Johnson and Pastor Jeff Pitchford officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Lois Jane Fauber
Lois Jane Fauber, 67, of Hurricane, passed away at CAMC Teays Valley on Monday, October 23, 2023.
Lois was born to the late Leslie and Lula Bell Null on November 15, 1955. She spent her childhood growing up in Hometown and attended Poca High School where she graduated with the class of 1974. After high school she attended Morris Harvey College of Nursing where she obtained an associate degree, graduating in 1976. She went on to care for many people throughout her lifetime until retiring from Toyota where she was a Nurse and Safety Officer for 25 years. Lois had a great love for her family and enjoyed traveling, reading, and planning vacations.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister: Edna; and two brothers: Leslie and Gary.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband: Floyd “Ike” Fauber; children: Travis Fauber, Jason Fauber and Amanda Berg; 5 grandchildren; a host of other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, October 29th, 2023 at The Red House in Eleanor.

Eddie Litton
Harold Edward “Punchie” Litton (Eddie). 75, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday October 25, 2023.
Eddie was born on August 15, 1948 to the late Hershel Ray and Betty Jean Litton of Clendenin.
He was a Vietnam and Korean War Veteran who served honorably in the United States Army.
Eddie is survived by his wife: W. Sue Litton, who still resides in Hurricane; children: Christina “Christy” Barnett, Jason Litton and Janetta Long (Bob); siblings: Alice Robinson, Debbie Madden and Tim Litton. He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Bailey, Destiny, Kelissa, Caleb, Parker and Jake, as well as his great grandson: Jaxton.
Funeral service for Eddie was Monday, October 30, 2023 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Rebekah Jarrell officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

Harry Scott Smith
Harry Scott Smith, 69, of Winfield, passed away on October 24, 2023 at his home.
He was born on August 8, 1954 to Harry Carl and Carolyn Ann Brown Smith in Hagerstown, MD.
Scott was a Regional Sales Manager with Manitex and was an avid golfer where he was a member of Sleepy Hollow Golf Course.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Ashley Schmid (Ronnie); granddaughters, Luci and Rori all of Ocean City, NJ; sisters, Carla Hammond (Steve) of Elizabethtown, PA and Kendra Miller of Hagerstown, MD; girlfriend, Amy Shupe of Winfield; and a niece: Cortney Lane (Dennis).
Funeral service was Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Rev. Ginger Dials officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

Carolyn Ann Withrow
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Carolyn Ann Withrow, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend from Scott Depot.
She passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness surrounded by her loving children and family on October 28th, 2023.
She was born September 17th, 1945, in South Charleston to the late Fred Cantrell II and Eunice Cantrell (Arbaugh).
She leaves behind her children, Tim (Joe Boadle) Wooddell, Mark (Melinda) Wooddell, Christie Woods and Jason Withrow – (Renee) to cherish her love and memories.
She also leaves behind four beautiful grandchildren; Tiffany, Kelsea, Cameron and Matthew that she loved dearly and was very proud of, along with six great grandchildren.
She leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that touched the lives of all who knew her and will be dearly missed.
Service was Tuesday, October 31st, 2023.

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