Paul Anthony Leary

Paul Anthony Leary, 79, of South Charleston, died peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2018 after a period of failing health. He was originally from Canton, Massachusetts born to the late Charles F. and Frances S. Leary. Paul received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1969.

Benjamin (Ben) Thomas Martin

Benjamin (Ben) Thomas Martin, 76, of Charleston, passed away on April 24, 2018 at Hubbard Hospice House West. Ben was born in Charleston to the late Hugh F. and Bernice Price Martin.  He was head mechanic at Colonia Exxon on Bridge Road for 40 years.

Michael James Howard

Michael James Howard, 69, of Dunbar, passed away on April 22, 2018, after a long battle with Leukemia. Born on September 1, 1948 in Charleston, he was a native of West Virginian.  He grew up in South Charleston and was a long time resident of Dunbar.

Samara Nicole D’Arco

Samara Nicole D’Arco, 19, of South Charleston, passed away in a tragic car accident, April 19, 2018. She was a full-time student of South Charleston High School and Ben Franklin Career Center. She was preparing for her upcoming senior prom and for graduation ceremonies in May. Samara leaves behind a one-month old infant son.

AnnaGae Rymer

AnnaGae Rymer, 83, of South Charleston, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 after a long illness at Eastbrook Nursing Home in Charleston. She was a lifelong member of Amy Baptist Church in Yawkey, WV.  She retired from Lincoln County Schools after many years of service as a Teacher Aid.

Faith “Chippi” Grindle Bailey

Faith “Chippi” Grindle Bailey, 76, of South Charleston, passed away on April 17, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, VA. Faith was born in Westernport, MD and attended Bruce High School. She later attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where she met the love of her life, Robert Lee “Beetle” Bailey.

Stephen Gaten

Stephen Gaten, 57, of Charleston, passed away on April 11, 2018, at his residence. He was born June 14, 1960, in Charleston, a son of the late William J. and Virginia A. “Hunter” Gaten. Stephen enjoyed doing anything outdoors, such as hunting, camping, and fishing.

David Clark Merrill

David Clark Merrill, 63, of South Charleston, passed away on April 13, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of South Charleston, born to the late Edward and Rose Merrill.  He was a US Army Veteran serving as an MP and stationed in Fort Bragg.

Hazel Marie Beckett Crowley

Hazel Marie Beckett Crowley, 80, of South Charleston, passed away on April 11, 2018 at her home.  Hazel lived life with gusto and loved to cook for anyone lucky enough to cross her path!  She will be missed but we know that heaven has gained an angle. Hazel was born on July 18, 1937 in West Hamlin West Virginia. Her parents, William Emmett and Iva Prichard Beckett, of Salt Rock, preceded her in death.

Susan Lee O’Connell

On Monday April 9th, after a gallant fight, Susan Lee O’Connell departed from this earth. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Brian ’Connell; daughter, Emily (Brett) Baker; sister, Merrily (Ed) Bailey; two grandchildren, Nathaniel and Cameron Baker; nieces, Taylor Bailey and Ashley (Tommy) Marion; and numerous other friends and family.