Dennis Darter, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in West Side Care Center in West Frankfort. Mr. Darter served in the U. S. Air force from 1968 until 1972. He worked at Van Natta Funeral Home in Carbondale for several years and also retired from the United States Penitentiary Marion in 2003. He is survived by his wife Martha and three children, Michael Anderson, Joseph Darter and Tracey Darter. He also had one grandson, Michael Anderson Jr
Marguerite Givens, 90 passed away on January 30th, 2017, in Roncerverte, WV. She was born August 5, 1926, in Milton, WV and lived during her childhood in Milton, Hamlin, and Peterstown, before moving to the family farm in Keenan, WV. She graduated from Union High School in 1944 and attended West Virginia University, where she excelled in botany, contributing illustrations to "The Flora of West Virginia" by P.D. Strausbaugh. She received her Masters degree in home economics and enjoyed a 26 year career in educational work at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia, retiring in 1978. Marguerite loved her farm which has been in the Givens family for generations. She raised sheep and shorthorn cattle as well as horses, cats and her beloved collie dog, Bonnie. Like her mother, Marguerite was a volunteer and blood donor at the American Red Criss. She was passionate about genealogy and history of West Virginia and was recognized at the 2005 Floyd and Sarah Givens reunion for her many years serving as recorder of the Givens family history. Marguerite was a prolific correspondent who never forgot to acknowledge a Birthday or holiday with a thoughtful letter and card. She remembered by many in the community for her generosity to those in need and her support in helping children achieve higher education. Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents, William Wiley and Lalah Lovett Givens and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William Oscar Givens and Dr. and Mrs. George Grant Lovett. She is survived by her brother and sister in law, Vergil and Janet Givens of Saratoga, CA, and their children, Carolyn, Steven, Christine, Kathryn, and Nancy, who have wonderful childhood memories of summer visits to the farm, many grandnieces and grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews. Marguerite is also lovingly remembered by cousins, Alvin and Eleanor Porterfield of Lewisburg, WV and Larry and Pam Echols, Andrew Echols and Allison And Andy Tomlinson of Gap Mills, WV, who the family thanks for their love and care. Marguerite's cremated remains will be interred privately at a later date at Fairview Christian Church Cemetery in Keenan. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com
Oscar Harvey Currin Jr.
Oscar Harvey Currin Jr. age 69, died Saturday January 28, 2017 after battling lung cancer for 5 years. He died at his home in West Asheville. Oscar was a native of Henderson, NC. He had lived in West Asheville since 2014. He was the son of the late Oscar Harvey Currin and Idell Hall Currin Williams. Oscar is survived by his wife of 41 years, Juanita Currin; daughter, Kimberly Currin; daughter, Beverly Currin Bell; grandson, Andrew Bell; sister, Nancy Taylor and husband Fred Taylor. Oscar is a graduate of Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, NC. He served 12 years in the U.S. Army beginning at the age of 17. His overseas service included two tours in South Korea and one tour in Germany. He also had a distinguished career as a law enforcement officer, serving as a NC State Trooper stationed in Hickory, NC and in the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons, retiring in 2001. Oscar was a proud member of the American Canadian Grand Lodge AF & AM Masonic lodge in Worms, Germany and the Moslah Shrine in Fort Worth, Texas. He was also an avid photographer and a former member of the Fort Worth Camera Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Services will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery Black Mountain, NC in the Chapel with burial to follow.
Max W. Russell
Max W. Russell, member, passed away on Jan. 9th, 2017, from congestive heart failure at age 92. He lived to the fullest and enjoyed nothing more than inviting people to come and pass the time with him, if was traveling or sitting on the porch at home. He loved music and played different instruments, but his favorite was his guitar. There will be a Celebration of His life, June 24th, south of Terre Haute at the Second Prairie Creek Church and cemetery. Condolences: Leslie L. Russell, 1510 Elmwood, Kerrville, TX 78028
Garrett Fred Hazlett
Funeral services are pending for Garrett Hazlett, 80, of Alpine, who passed away at his residence on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
June C. Ames
June C. Ames, 83 of 309 Miller Ave., Hinton, WV passed away on December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. Born April 22, 1933, at Meadow Creek, WV she was the daughter of the late Jesse T. and Daisy Garten Cales. June was an honor student at Sandstone High School and was salutatorian of her graduating class. She was also a cheerleader at Sandstone High. She was retired from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson, having worked as a Correctional Officer. June was an active member of the Hinton Church of Christ and enjoyed meticulously caring for her yard and flowers at her home. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Joanne Cales Stamper. Survivors include a son, Michael Fleshman and wife, Theresa of Hinton, one sister, Joy Cales Allen of Monmouth Junction, NJ, Special Friend and caregiver, Ann Jackson of Hinton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins along with her loving dog, Katie and loving cat Anna. Funeral Services was held at 1:00 pm, Monday, December 19th, 2016, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel In Hinton with Minister Walter Dekle officiating. Burial was at Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. The family received friends from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers was Red Jones, Gary Browning, Bob Bennett, Dick Bragg, Jake Allen and Butch Honaker. Honorary pallbearers was Clark Perkins, Guy Ray, Lewis Bragg, Jim Gill, and Arnold Lee Johnson. Online condolences and guest register at Pivont Funeral Home, Inc. : Hinton, West Virginia (WV) pine Memorial Funeral Home are entrusted with arrangements.