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Obituaries for Week of March 14

Doris Ruth Glover Davis, 94, of Culloden, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Hubard Hospice House West after a short illness.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, where she sang in the choir and was highly active in her Church. Doris was a graduate of Fairmont State and she retired from CAMC Hospital working as a Histology Technician for many years.
She was preceded in death by her son Mark Allen Davis, two sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her daughter Diane Wysong (Van), grandchildren, Kayla Wysong and Derek Wysong of Hurricane, and several Nieces and Nephews.
A Celebration of Life was held Monday, March 11, 2024, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating.

Virgie Lee Comer-Dawson, 93, of Poca, passed away February 25, 2024 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born July 7, 1930 in Goldtown, the daughter of Henry Jackson and Alma Mildred Harrison Comer. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ola Clyde Dawson, and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Morrison, Ulysses Dawson, Bernice Kelley, Melton Dawson, Charlene Wright, Gardell Dawson, Darla Hurley, Michael Dawson, and Nathan Dawson, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends
Celebration of Virgie’s life was held Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Tyler Mt. Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Kiser officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mt. Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Freda Mae Harrison
Freda Mae Harrison, 92, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 3, 2024.
She was born on October 28, 1931, daughter of the late Green and Daisy Vance. She was preceded in death by her twelve siblings, as well as, her beloved husband of 68 years, Calvin E. Harrison, daughter Kathy Sue Harrison and granddaughter Joni Irene Haynes.
Freda is survived by her son Calvin E. Harrison, Jr. (Lynn), daughters Gay Vaden (David), Tonie Vance, Lisa Ratliff (Lynn); 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, and lots of nephews and nieces that thought of her as their second mom.
She was loved by all that knew her. Her love for her family was a testament of her faith.
She was always ready for a game of rummy and usually won. We have been blessed with many, many years of good times together with her.
‘Mama’ as we called her, was always cooking and made all the traditional holiday meals. She made comfort foods like biscuits and gravy, cream of turkey and potato salad and coleslaw. She passed on her cooking skills to many of her children and grandchildren and we continue to try and replicate her flavors.
She was an avid knitter and crocheter and made many blankets for her family. She enjoyed camping, hiking and making campfires. She spent a lot of her life swimming in Summersville Lake and always called it miracle water that would heal your ailments. She was a true depiction of an Appalachian woman who survived through hard times, being poor, farm life and being a young mother who went to work in a factory when her children were grown.
She made the best of what she had and never complained when life wasn’t perfect. She and Calvin would help anyone in need and always made everyone feel welcomed in their home. Her heart was big and full and she loved us all, and we will always love her.
Celebration of Freda’s life was held Friday, March 8, 2024 at Tyler Mt. Funeral Home with Rick Workman and JF Lacaria officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mt. Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Velma Virginia Atkins McCoy (Boots), 91, of Hurricane, passed away on March 5, 2024.
She was a graduate of Scott High School and was raised in Madison.
She was preceded in death by her husband James A. McCoy; father and mother Robert Atkins and Catherine Atkins; sisters: Betty Frazier, Roberta Workman, and Catherine Barnhart; brothers: Richard Atkins, and Robert Atkins
Boots is survived by her children: Nancy Kalen of Richmond, VA., Julie Stowers (Mario) of Dunbar, and son James McCoy Jr. of Hamlin; grandchildren: Mathew Kalen (Thu), Nicholas Kalen (Crystal) and Emma Stowers; great grandchildren: Bianca Kalen ,and Siena Kalen.
She loved the outdoors, taking care of her yard and flowers, music, playing her piano, and singing. Boots loved children, and spent many years as a Sunday School teacher, and a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was always happy spending time with family and friends.
Boots will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

David Wayne “Diesel” Reedy, 51, of Poca, passed away March 11, 2024.
Diesel is a former Charleston Police Officer and an auditor with the State of WV. He is a retired member of the Apache MC and loved spending time with his grandbabies.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Donald and Juanita Reedy of Poca and Ruben and Juanita Whitt of Elkview, and uncle Ronald Whitt of SC.
He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Reedy; parents Gary and Drema Reedy of TN; children Hunter Reedy of Atlanta, GA, Logan Reedy of Charlotte, NC, Ashley Arthur and her husband Shelby of Dunbar, and Cory Merrill and his wife Benica of MD; sister Tammy and her husband Eric Strother and their children Jacob and Andrew of Anderson, IN; uncle Roger and his wife Marie Whitt of TN; and four granddaughters Alexis, Aubrey, Raelynn, and Averleigh.

Scott was a family man, but words will never be able to express his devotion for his children, he sacrificed everything to ensure his children could be successful and happy
Ronald Scott Russell, a fire alarm engineer and lifelong resident of Hurricane, passed away March 4, 2024 at the age of 46.
Scott is survived by his father Ronald Edward Russell; his sister, Amy Jo Russell; and his children Austin Blake Russell, Dustin Tyler Russell, and Breeanna Brooke Russell. He is predeceased by his mother, Patricia Jean Worstel; and his wife, Stacy Hope Russell
Scott was born in Charleston on August 5, 1977, to Ronald Edward Russell and Patricia Jean Worstel. He graduated from the National Institute of Technology in 1999 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked as the fire alarm technician and programmer for NewTech. On December 10, 1998, he married Stacy, his high school sweetheart. On April 27, 1999, September 11, 2001, and August 5, 2008 respectively, he welcomed his two sons and beautiful daughter, who were the most important part of his life.
Scott was a devoted father an avid fisherman. He enjoyed golfing and fishing on any river he could. He was an amateur guitar enthusiast. He was also a problem-solver who often took on difficult and unwanted projects at work and around the house. He was an athletic man and was involved in many sports activities who excelled at baseball and football during his early life. He was a man of honor and pride who will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Bertha Marie “Bert” (Myers) Saulton, 85, of Liberty, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 2, 2024 after a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Forrest “Mack” McBride, as well as her parents Charles and Hallie Myers.
Bertha graduated in 1957 from Stonewall Jackson High School, retired from Heck’s after 17 years. Then she attended St. Johns United Methodist Church while she lived in Scott Depot, then she attended Centerpoint Chuch after moving to Liberty. She was a very kind and generous lady, assisted in the formative years of many children. Bert had a lifelong love for animals and their care. As a very loyal person with strong religious beliefs, Bertha died the same way she lived her life, with courage and dignity. The memories of her will forever be treasured and will not be forgotten.
Surviving is her son, Timothy Saulton of Eleanor; daughter, Tammy Clifton (Jim) of Liberty; brother, Robert Myers (Joy) of Knoxville, TN; sister, Mary Ann Zorychta (David) of Clinton, AR; nephews: Chuck Myers, Randy Myers, and Jeffery Saulton; niece, Tracy Payne; 4 grandchildren: Kristi Saulton (Michael McDonald), Lillian Clifton, Sarah Saulton and Alissa Clifton; 2 great-grandchildren: Keller and Ella and a host of friends.
Service for Bertha was Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Paul Browing officiating. Interment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

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