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Higginbotham, Tressie Florence Shivertaker (1896-1946)

Charleston Gazette, Saturday 02/09/1946…Higginbotham, Mrs. Tressie Shivertaker-50, of Sissonville, wife of Clarence Higginbotham, died yesterday in a local hospital after a long illness. Also surviving are four sons, Clarence Jr., Tuppers Creek, Harold, Charles and Donald, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Sinnett Jones, Sissonville; three brothers, P. E., J. W., and E. J. Shivertaker, Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Fisher, Sissonville and Mrs. O. C. Hunt, Charleston; three grandchildren. The body is at the Noble Long mortuary.

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Higginbotham, Virginia Frances Hayes

Charleston Gazette, Friday 12/05/1941…Mrs. Virginia Francis Higginbotham, 89, mother of six children and who had 42 grandchildren, died at noon yesterday in her home at Nitro. Her children are Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Erma Smith of Nitro, Mrs. Eva Higginbotham and Mrs. Myrtle Jeffries of Red House, Charles Higginbotham of Dunbar and Alvin Higginbotham of Nitro. A sister, Mrs. Alice Hedrick of Nitro, also survives. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Antioch Baptist church with Rev. Jarrett Chandler and Rev. J. H. Burchett officiating. Burial will be in New Antioch cemetery with the Bartlett mortuary of St. Albans in charge.

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Higginbotham, Virginia Frances Priddy (1866-1931)

Charleston Gazette, Wednesday 06/10/1931…Mrs. Virginia Higginbotham, 65, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Kessel, West Seventh Avenue. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ruth Calloway, San Francisco; two sons, Clark of Rochester, Pa.; and Ralph of Ethel. Funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of relatives.

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Higginbotham, Virginia Loretta Tinsley (1916-1945)

Charleston Gazette, Sunday 03/25/1945…Higginbotham, Mrs. Virginia Loretta-28, of 1409 Beech Av. The body will remain at Simpson mortuary where services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow. R. J. Chenoweth of Darlington Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park.

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Higginbotham, Wilford Lee (1891-1950)

Charleston Daily Mail, Tuesday 08/15/1950…Funeral services for Wilford Lee Higginbotham, 59, of Nitro, will be conducted by Rev. James C. Fisher Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Higginbotham, a storeroom superintendent of American Viscose Corp. for 30 years, died at his home Monday following a long illness. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Nitro American Legion, and a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ella Higginbotham, a teacher in Putnam County schools; one brother, Murrel of Buffalo; one sister, Miss Mirtie Higginbotham of Buffalo; and three nephews. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park under the direction of Fred Cooke mortuary in Nitro.

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Higginbotham, Wilhelmenia Marale (1944) African American

Charleston Daily Mail 09/05/1944…Wilhelmenia Marale Higginbotham, 8 months, Rand, Preston-Lawson Funeral home.

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Higginbotham, William Alfred (1858-1948)

Charleston Gazette, Monday 03/15/1948…Higginbotham, William-90, retired farmer of Charleston, died in a South Charleston hospital yesterday afternoon. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cora Kersey of Langsville, O., Mrs. Nora Anania of Charleston and Mrs. Judy Warren of Seaman, O.; and one son, Romeo Higginbotham of Dresden, O. The body is at Snodgrass Mortuary.

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Higginbotham, William Reed Sr. (1875-1945) African American

Charleston Gazette, Wednesday 08/15/1945…Higginbotham, William Reed-Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Levi Baptist Church. H. P. Woodson will officiate. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery. The body will be at the church two hours before the services. Mr. Higginbotham died Saturday at his home in Rand.

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Higginbotham, William Lovell (1932)

Charleston Gazette, Saturday 01/16/1932…Funeral services for William Lovell Higginbotham, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Higginbotham of Chandler's Branch, who died at the home of his parents Thursday, were held at the family cemetery in Jackson County Friday afternoon.

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Higginbotham, Willie Givens (ca 1887-1930) African American

Charleston Daily Mail, Tuesday 12/16/1930…Mrs. Willie Higginbotham, colored, 43 years old, died at her home at Ward, Monday afternoon. She is survived by her husband, L. L. Higginbotham, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Petty, of Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Higginbotham's body will be taken to her former home, Birmingham, Ala., for funeral services and burial.

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Higginbotham, Zally Oscar (1908-1958)

Charleston Gazette, Sunday 02/16/1958…Higginbotham, Zally Oscar-49, of Sissonville, Died yesterday in a Charleston hospital after a long illness. Mr. Higginbotham was a graduate of Morris Harvey College and had taught school in Kanawha County for the past 15 years. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Willa Higginbotham of Sissonville; a sister, Mrs. Hilda Casto of Sissonville; and a brother, Herbert of Sissonville. Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Emma Chapel Church by Rev. Hobson D. Fisher. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at Long and Fisher mortuary and will be taken at 4 p.m. today to the home.

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Hoffman, Mrs. Gertrude B.

5/29/1896 - 2/27/1983 - 86, of Route 8, Charleston, died Sunday after a long illness. Surviving sons Fred and James, both of South Charleston, Guy and Robert, both of Charleston, daughters Alice of South Charleston, Mrs. Hazel Sargent, Ms. Loretta Hoffman, and Bernice all of Charleston, June of Pedricktown, NJ and Aretta of Hometown. 20 Grandchildren, 19 Great-grandchildren. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Richard Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Hoffman, Guy Raymond

10/1/1917 - 2/14/1997 - 79, of Charleston died Feb.14, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. He was retired from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 466 as an electrician and business manager. He was an Army veteran of World War II and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a member of Kanawha 20 Masonic Lodge. Surviving: wife, Betty S. sons, William E. "Bill" of Nitro, Larry of Washington, Frank of St. Albans; stepson, David R. of Illinois; stepdaughter, Beverly of Charleston; sisters, Alice, Bernice and Loretta, all of South Charleston, Aretta Elkview, June of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Lawton Posey officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

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Hoffman, Loretta Gay

4/30/1936 - 7/27/1997 -S.C. woman dies after US 119 wreck, A South Charleston woman died Saturday from injuries received in an automobile accident that injured another woman and a man Saturday morning on U.S. 119 at Green Road. Loretta Gay Hoffman, 61, died in General Division, CAMC, after the car in which she was riding crossed in front of oncoming traffic, South Charleston police Lt. J. McGIll said. The driver of the car, Hoffman's sister, Alice, 72, of South Charleston, was in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit at General on Sunday evening, a nursing supervisor said. The driver of the other vehicle, McGill, 45, of Charleston, was treated and released from General, Leishman said. Leishman said McGill was traveling about 40 mph and had no time to react when the vehicle pulled out in front of his vehicle. Hoffman was formerly employed by the state Library Commission. She was a member of Freedom Bowling League, Charleston, and attended Wesleyan Chapel Church, South Charleston. Surviving: daughter, Vita Anne of South Charleston; sisters, Aretta May of Elkview, Bernice and Alice, both of South Charleston, June of Pedricktown, N.J. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. David Bess officiating. Entombment will be in Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the mortuary.

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Hoffman, James Michael

12/16/1938 - 12/30/1995 57, South Charleston, died Dec. 30, 1995 at Marietta (Ohio) Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was an electrician, a member of Electricians Union Local 466 and a Protestant. Surviving wife, Kay, son Mike of St. Albans, daughters Mary of St. Albans, Tammy of South Charleston, brother Guy of Charleston, sisters, Alice of South Charleston, Hazel Sargent of St. Albans, June of New Jersey, Bernice of Charleston, Aretta, Loretta Hoffman of South Charleston, six grand children. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

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Hoffman, Robert Lee (Bob)

8/9/1922 - 8/28/1984, 62, of 6900 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans, died Tuesday at home after a short illness. He was an electrician for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 466, and was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County. Surviving brothers, Fred and James both of South Charleston, Guy of Charleston, sisters, Alice, Ms. Loretta Hoffman, and Mrs. Hazel Sargeant all of South Charleston. Bernice of Charleston, June of Pedricktown, NJ and Aretta of Hometown. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. J. R. Bud Legg officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Ruthdale, Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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HUDNALL, GLADYS AREENA (HACKNEY)

Gladys Areena Hudnall, 82, 3/2/1915 - 12/8/1997, of Campbell's Creek died Dec. 8, 1997, in Marmet Health Care after a long illness. She was a member of Liberty Methodist Church, Campbell's Creek. Surviving: husband, Henry J. Hudnall; daughters, Rose Snodgrass of Williamstown, Betty H. Taylor of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Theda S. Casdorph of Dunbar; sons, McHenry J. "Mickey" Hudnall of Blount, James Ronald Hudnall of Charleston; 13 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. John Young and the Rev. Fred Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Gladys was the daughter of Jerry Calvin Hackney & Mary Frances STILTNER.

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Hudnall, Golda M.

Golda M. Hudnall, 78, of Dunbar died Feb. 14, 2001, at home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of TOPS, Dunbar. She was born in Kanawha County on May 7, 1922, to Homer Jackson Bradshaw and Ruba Agnes Riffle, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Garnet Hudnall, Sr. and daughters, Margaret Elizabeth Tyler and Nellie Don Hudnall. Surviving: daughters, Martha Jane Johnson of Dunbar, Carolyn Smith of Poca; sons, Walter G. Hudnall, Jr. of Dunbar, Homer Jackson Hudnall of Hurricane; sisters, Mary Williams and Pearl Remy, both of Gallipolis, Ohio; brothers, Herbert and Russell Bradshaw, both of Florida; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston. Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Phillip Bowles officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Ruthdale.

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HUDSON, MRS. NANCY

The Kanawha Valley Star..Tuesday, March 22, 1859..Died at the residence of her husband, (Mr. Samuel Hudson), near the mouth of Coal River in Kanawha County, Virginia. Mrs Nancy Hudson was born on the 3rd of May 1792 and died on the 13th of February 1859; being 66 years 9 months and 10 days old. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Thomas, who came to Kanawha from Buckingham County in the year 95. She was a member of the M. E. Church South since last summer. She died of consumption.

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HUNSAKER, MRS. NELL (NUGENT)

The Huntington Advertiser, August 19, 1955…Mrs. Nell Hunsaker, sixty three, of 25 1/2 Brook street, Charleston, died this morning in a Huntington hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Richard Workman of Charleston, one son, John Hunsaker of Lake Zurich, Ill., two sisters, Miss Cele Nugent and Miss Sadie Nugent of Chesapeake, one brother, John Nugent of Cheasapeake. The body is at the Schneider Funeral Home at Chesapeake.

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Hunter, Dallas

Charleston Gazette, May 5, 2000..Dallas Hunter, 67, of Charleston died May 4, 2000, at home after a long illness. He was a miner for Elm Coal Co. and a self-employed building contractor. He attended Maple Hill Baptist Church. Surviving: wife, Joy Hunter; son, Gregory Allen Hunter of Charleston; sisters, Nora Vaughn and Virginia Gatens, both of Charleston; brothers, Marshall Hunter of Pinch, Eugene Hunter of Alkol; grandchildren, G. Jason Hunter and Kristi Hunter. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Clarence Hutton officiating. Burial will be in Hunter Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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