Obituaries ; Obit

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Obituaries ; Obit


Obituaries Today Amick, Vernon A. Brown, Clarence E. Corrie, H. T. Dempsey, Rufus J. Dunkle, Carl E. Eplin, Gregory A. Hagerman, Virgil L. Pauley, Charles E. Poling, Randall V. Proctor, Bernice Roberts, Beth L. Rucker, Delores J. Simmons, Timothy D. Skiles, Stephen L. Smith, Ethel I. Sowards, Amy L. Tinnel, Betty J. Williams, Margaret

Vernon Andrew Amick

Vernon Andrew Amick, 88, of Summersville died Sept. 1, 2012. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at WV Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Calvin. Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Edwin Brown

Clarence Edwin Brown, 88, of Weston died Aug. 31, 2012. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at the funeral home.

H. Thomas Corrie

H. Thomas "Tom" Corrie died at home on August 31, 2012, following congestive heart failure.

Tom was born in Charleston on November 12, 1925, the fourth son of George Bruce and Mamie Frances Whittington Corrie, both deceased.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John Corrie of Vero Beach, Fla., Bob Corrie of Parkersburg, and Bill Corrie of Keyser; and a sister, Margaret Parsons of Dunbar.

Tom graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1943, and received a B.S. degree from Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston). He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He and his dad are former owners of Corrie Hardware of Charleston, Nitro, and Parkersburg. In 1967, he was awarded "Small Businessman of the Year" by the Small Business Administration of West Virginia. He is owner and president of Atlantic Development Corporation, and is a 50-plus member and past president of The American Business Club. He was also appointed by former mayor John T. Copenhaver to serve as a member on the first board of directors of the Charleston Civic Center.

He attended Bream Presbyterian Church where he and his wife were married in 1958.

Tom was a devoted husband, loving father and caring grandfather. He was an avid golfer and loved reading and telling stories about the history of our state and country.

Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy of Charleston; daughters, Lynn Corrie of Barrington, Ill., and Debbie Corrie of Charleston; a son, George Bruce Corrie II and his wife, Shawna, of Summerville, S.C.; grandchildren, Michael Abood of Tempe, Ariz., Corrie Abood of Chicago, Ill., and Tyler, Trevor and Hayden Corrie of Summerville, S.C.

Tom's wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of his life will be held Monday, September 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston, with the Rev. Bob Wood officiating.

Friends will be received from noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, 317 Washington St. W. 25302, or Kanawha Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston 25311, or to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rufus Jackson Dempsey

Rufus Jackson Dempsey, 88, died Sept. 1, 2012. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Martin family cemetery, Elliott cut-off road, Ramsey. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Carl Edwin Dunkle

Mr. Carl Edwin Dunkle, 84, of Lavalette, husband of Helen Casto Dunkle, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the Lavalette United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Revs. Gregory Godwin and Carol McKay officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, with military graveside honors being given by Veterans Honor Guard, Post 16, officiating. …

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