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Obituaries for Week of November 30

Benny David Basham, 78, of Hurricane, passed away on Sunday November 26, 2023.
He was born April 19, 1945 to the late Minnie Ethel Smith Basham and Clarence Dennis Basham. In addition to his parents Benny was preceded in death by his brother Clarence Basham II.
Benny was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education and worked building homes in Kanawha and Putnam Counties. He was well loved by many, always joking and making people laugh.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda; sons: Benjamin Eric, and Christopher David; sister, Cecilia Casdorph; brother, Tom Basham (Margie); sister-in-law, Bonnie Priddy (Larry); and many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved.
Per Benny’s request there will be no services.

Thomas Richard Call, 69, of Hurricane, was welcomed to his Heavenly Home on November 21, 2023 by his father: William Huel Call; mother: Anna Rock Call; brother: Wayne Call; and sisters: Angela Young and Jane Call.
Tommy was known by others for his outgoing personality, infectious laugh and the love he shared for family and friends, especially his brother: Larry (Cindy) Call of Hurricane, sisters: Ellen Wilson of Winchester, KY and Karen Childress of St. Albans; many nieces, nephews and caregivers: Lisa Elkins and Kristy Frampton.
Tommy loved to farm and was a former member of the Putnam County Tobacco Growers Association, as well as his love for fox hunting and was a former member of the Putnam County Fox Hunters Association. At Silver Maple Farm, Tommy could always be found working on different machinery, mowing the yard or sitting on the porch, waving at all those who passed by. He enjoyed helping out at Calls Meat Market, riding his side by side, working puzzles, going to various livestock events, especially the Putnam County Fair. Tommy also enjoyed visiting with others and making people laugh. Tommy enjoyed the holidays from hunting Easter eggs to cooking the turkey for Thanksgiving, but his favorite was playing Santa at Christmas.
Tommy’s Funeral Service was Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Linda Louise (Lively) Hankins, 73, a former West Virginia resident in Charleston, Buffalo and Hurricane, passed away November 2, 2023, in Orange Park, FL, following complications from surgery after sustaining critical injuries in a one-car automobile accident.
Linda was born September 20, 1950, in Ashland, KY, to Max and Helen (Prill) Lively, who both preceded her in death.
She was married for 15 years to Ed Maier of Charleston. They had four children in Charleston. Her last 35 years, she was married to Tom Hankins of Buffalo. They had one child in Buffalo. They later lived in Hurricane before moving to Bradenton, FL, last year.
She was mother to and called “Mom” by son Edward “Butch” (Aimee Parent) Maier, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter Erica Maier (Fabian Lopez) of Bradenton, FL; daughter Dr. Elizabeth (Dr. Justin) Chernow of Paso Robles, CA; son Eliot Maier of Sarasota, FL; and son Andrew (Dr. Christina Johnson) Hankins of Huntington, WV. She was grandmother to and called “Nana” by grandsons William Maier, Benjamin Maier and Jackson Maier of Virginia Beach, VA; grandson Max Lopez, and granddaughters Alexa Lopez and Rebeca Lopez of Bradenton, FL. She was stepmother to Luke (Pam) Hankins of Loveland, OH; Sarah (David) Patrick of Centerville, OH; Rachel (James) McCracken of Arlington, VA; Gretchen (Pierre) Varineau of Ankeny, IA; and Heidi Marcinkowski of St. Albans. She is survived by her brother Frank and sister-in-law Mary (Riga) Lively of Cincinnati, OH, as well as her sister-in-law Tracy (Lugo) Lively of Gaithersburg, MD.
She was preceded in death by her brother Mark and her sister-in-law Vicki (Beavers) Lively of Gaithersburg, MD; and her brother-in-law Richard Hankins and his wife Jane of Lake Wales, FL.
Linda graduated from Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, KY. She attended Valparaiso University, Marshall University and Morris Harvey College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in math education. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies and a doctorate in school counseling from Ohio University. She worked as a therapist in private practice, university professor, school counselor, and as a substitute teacher for Kanawha and Putnam County Schools.
She wrote the book “Feel Good Anyway: Adrian’s Story” and founded a home-organizing business, Stuff Be Gone.
A visitation will be held at 2 p.m. and a Celebration of Life at 3 p.m., on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane.

Michael Orlen Hassie
Michael Orlen Hassie, 71, of Milton, is no longer like a King; he is with the King of Kings. He was the world’s greatest grandpa and as of Saturday, November 25, 2023.
He is preceded in death by his parents Homer and Imojene (McCallister) Hassie. Also preceded in death by his in-laws, Dallas and Halcy (Johnson) Payton; son, Richard.
Michael was retired from the Cabell County Board of Education. He was a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Hurricane.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Clara Hassie; 5 children, Lisa (Sam) Atwell, Becky; Neal (Amy), Tyler and Chad; 7 grandchildren, Chelsey, Joshua, Ryan, Caleb, Hannah, Ava and Levi; 2 great grandchildren, Grayson and Karson; brothers, Robert and Dwight; sister, Diana, Donna and Debbie.
Graveside service was Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, with Dr. John Smith officiating.

Nelliejane Haverland
Nelliejane Marie Haverland, 85, of Hurricane, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
She was preceded in death by her husband Mark Haverland and son John Thornton. She is survived by her son Bill Patterson (Joanne) of Texas, daughter Nancy Joplin-Covert (Ed) of Hurricane, son Jim Patterson (Maribel) of Georgia, son, Chris Haverland of Hurricane, step-son Mike Haverland (Claudette) of Hometown, and and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside Service was Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Buffalo Memorial Park with son-in-law Ed Covert officiating.

Betty Jo Johnson
Betty Jo Johnson, 77, of Hurricane, passed away November 26, 2023 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.
Betty Jo was a homemaker and loved going to her winter home in Florida, going to church and playing shuffle with her friends and neighbors there. She grew up in Naoma, West Virginia and later she moved to East Bank where she lived for many years. She then moved to Hurricane, where she has resided for the last seven years.
Betty Jo was a good Christian lady and loved the Lord. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Preceding her in death were her beloved husband, William Johnson and parents, Elmer and Juanita McCoy.
Surviving are daughter, Michelle White (Ricky); brothers, Emil ‘Sonny’ McCoy (Connie), Jimmy McCoy (Tina), David McCoy (Georgina), Jerry McCoy (Carol); sisters, Susie Miller (David), Anna Moss (Rick); grandchildren, Paula White and Michael Knight; two great grandchildren; special niece, Tricia Sullivan and several other nieces and nephews that she loved very much.
Funeral services was Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Interment was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

James ‘Pete’ Kinzer
James Robert “Pete” Kinzer, 84, of Winfield, went home to the Lord after a long illness, surrounded by family on November 10, 2023.
He was born on April 15, 1939 in Princeton, WV to Rosetta Kinzer and was raised by Lula Lambert.
James was a member of the Dunbar Church of Christ, and retired from Montgomery Wards. He was a veteran of the US Army where he was an aviation mechanic, and was a member of the American Legion Post 187 in Winfield.
James was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 47 years, Betty Ruth (Jones) Kinzer; daughter, Kelly Jo (Kinzer) Jones (Larry, Jr.); brothers-in-law, Carl Jones, Emmett “Buck” Jones, and Doug Yoshida.
He is survived by daughter; Kristi Williams (Chris) of Winfield; sister, Ruth Ann Yoshida in Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Haley Williams, Desean Williams, Trenton Williams, Christopher Williams, Chanler Williams, Damir Butler, Johnathan Ray, Jacklyn Williams, and Eli Bennett; along with 5 great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Monday, November 27, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Minister Donnie Chapman officiating. Inurnment was in Donel C. Kinnard Cemetery, Institute.

Nancy Elizabeth Moore
Nancy Elizabeth Moore (Janie), 61, of Leon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was met in Heaven with open arms by her mother, Nancy Jane King and her brother Marion Peter King Jr.
Nancy was a homemaker who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her grand babies. She left behind her father, Marion Peter King (Pops), her brother John King(Sandy), sister Ina Moore(David), loving husband of 45 years Carlos A Moore Jr. (Punky), her children, Amber Phillips(Danny), Adam Moore, Cj Moore(Tabby). Her grand babies Bri, Justin, Wyette, Courtney, Cody, Hunter, Ali, AJ, Brayden, Nova, Jozalynn, Ahja, Elyna, Kallie, Faith, and MacKenzie. As well as several nieces and nephews.
Her wishes will be honored, and no services will be held.

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