Alvin Vance

Alvin Jonathan "A.J." Vance Jr., 60, of Neola, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

He was born February 2, 1957, in Covington, VA, a son of the late Alvin Jonathan Vance Sr. and Allie Sue Wade Vance.

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Sylvia Simpson

Sylvia Lynn Simpson, 54, of Renick, WV, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born May 2, 1962, in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of the late Don Silas and Theda Johnston Workman.

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James Sullivan

James "Silky" Sullivan, 72, died Sunday, April 30, 2017, following a brief illness.

Having grown up in Fairlea, WV, Silky graduated from Greenbrier High School in Ronceverte, WV, in 1962. He went on to attend WV Tech, where he loved playing basketball. He later joined the U.S. Marine Corps and then married Carol Castle, establishing residence in Fayetteville, WV.

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Nina Martin

Nina Dixon Martin, 86, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

Born April 6, 1931, at Maxwelton, WV, she was the daughter of Sandy Glover Banton and Jennie Lee Seldomridge Banton.

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Othella Legg

Othella Grace Legg, 82, of Dawson, WV, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017, at her home with her family at her bedside.

Born September 16, 1934, at Crag, WV, she was the daughter of the late Simon Jackson and Myrtle Jane Callison Wooldridge.

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Zella Mauzy

Zella Mae Mauzy, 89, of Williamsburg, WV, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born December 19, 1927, at Smoot, WV, she was the daughter of William Wilson and Anna Shawver Witt.

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Merrel Whanger

Merrel Norman Whanger, 91, of Ronceverte, WV, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at home.

Born January 9, 1926, at Ronceverte, he was a son of Frank Thomas Whanger and Glenna Carson Forren Whanger.

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Stanley Bashen

Stanley Keith Bashen, 73, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV.

Keith was born November 15, 1943, in Oyster Bay, NY, a son of the late Stanley Charles and Ruth Smith Bashen.

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Michael Smith

Michael Allen Smith, 64, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

Born April 22, 1953, at Elkins, WV, he was the son of Bradford Smith and Bernice Leigh Vanscoy Simmons.

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Keith Lilly

Keith Edward Lilly, 54, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away Friday morning, April 21, 2017, at Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Salem, VA.

He was born January 11, 1963, in White Sulphur Springs, the youngest child of Jerles Benson and Virginia Dare Scott Lilly.

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