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Man dies following head-on crash in Upshur County

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - A Lewis County man died in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon in Upshur County. Officers responded to the accident on Rt. 20 South near Hinkleville around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to a release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation revealed Brennen...
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Rita Ellen Davis Ringer Turner

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Rita Ellen Davis Ringer Turner, 79, of Weston, slipped gently into the arms of the Lord on Friday, June 24, 2022, while under the compassionate care of Crestview Manor Nursing Facility in Jane Lew.She was born in Weston on February 15, 1943, a daughter of the late Ancil Alfred Davis and Zina Virginia Burkhammer Davis. In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 21 years, George “Bud” William Turner; three sisters: Carolyn Marshall, Mary Lee Rose, and Charlotte Cool; and four brothers: Charles, Bernard, Kenneth, and Ronnie Davis.Forever cherishing their memories of Rita’s kind and caring nature are one son, John Ringer and wife, Deborah, of Forest Hill, MD; one step-son, Randall Turner and wife, Cheryl, of Fairmont; six grandchildren: Breanna Morgan Ringer, Casey Elizabeth Turner, Drew Stephenson Turner, Cassidi Berry, Beau Robinson, and Makenzi Robinson-Koon; three great-grandchildren: Claire Baxa, Braelyn Berry, and Ty Koon; three siblings: Jennings Davis of Jane Lew, Robert Davis and wife, Vickie, of Walstonburg, NC, and Martha Queen and husband, Mike, of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.Rita graduated from Weston High School in 1961 and was a member of Murphy’s Creek Baptist Church. She was employed at the Alkan Label Factory in Weston before becoming a Nurse’s Aide at Weston State Hospital where she spent over 20 years. Due to her nurturing personality, Rita was created perfectly for her profession because she was always caring for anyone and everyone. Even during her stay at the nursing home, Rita was still busy “working and caring” for her fellow residents. In her spare time, Rita enjoyed making arts and crafts and wood working. Above all else, Rita cherished every moment spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Funeral Services will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Rita Ellen Davis Ringer Turner. Online condolences may be expressed at

WV Open: It's a Brand new day for Charleston native Christian Brand

ROANOKE, W.Va. (WCHS) — For the third time in his outstanding career - and the first time since 2015 - Christian Brand is the champion of the prestigious West Virginia Open. Brand finished at -10 over the three-day, 54-hole tournament to claim the crown of the 89th annual Open which was played out on the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort.

Flood Victim’s Son Still Gets Emotional Talking About His Parents

The anniversary of the rainfall that sent waters rushing into the hollers of West Virginia might be June 23, but for victim’s loved ones, the nightmare really began the next day in 2016. Edward Thompson died of hypothermia and stress-related heart failure during the 2016 flood that ravaged West...

Christian Brand wins 3rd WV Open

ROANOKE, WV -- In a closely fought battle throughout the day, Christian Brand of Scott Depot took the title at the 89th West Virginia Open over defending champion professional (p) David Bradshaw of Harpers Ferry by three strokes. Brand finished the tournament at ten under par 206, while Bradshaw scored a seven under par 209.
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Herald Fulks

A Memorial Service for Herald Fulks, who died Nov. 22, 2021, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9th at Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, WV. All are welcome to attend. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to Rush Run Baptist Church be made in his honor.

Generation Next — Trae Sprague, 32, dean of Student Success and Retention, Glenville State University

When Trae Sprague came to Glenville State as a student, he knew he had found his place to learn and grow into adulthood. He knew he had found home. A 2012 graduate, Sprague has become a key leader, first in admissions, then in student life and now as the dean of student success and retention. In 2020 while the director of resident life, Sprague was chosen the school's staff employee of the year.

LUCAS to offer lung cancer screening in Benwood, Rock Cave, and Buckhannon

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — LUCAS, a first of its kind, state-of-the-art mobile lung cancer screening unit, will visit Marshall and Upshur Counties offering low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans. A service of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals and the WVU Cancer Institute, LUCAS will be at:. • Benwood Housing Authority from 8 a.m....

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Charleston and Weston

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bonnie’s Bus mobile mammography unit will visit Kanawha and Lewis counties offering three-dimensional (3D) digital screening mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals and the WVU Cancer Institute, Bonnie’s Bus will be at:. • FamilyCare Health Centers in...

Melvin W. Cochran “Papaw”

Melvin W. Cochran “Papaw”, 87 of Webster Springs peacefully entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Webster County Memorial Hospital. He was born November 9, 1934 down Elk River in Howell Run Hollow to the late Leslie William Cochran and Vergie Clutter Cochran. Melvin went to work, at the age of 16, in the coal mines for Bert Clutter. Melvin, along with Bill and Rab Cool, started Cool Motors of Webster Springs in 1964. He then, along with his son Max, went on to become owner of Cool Motors. Melvin was a member of Emmanuel Assembly of God; liked to hunt, fish, go camping, and ride around. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Waldo and Bobby Cochran and two sisters, Jean Harrison and June Powell. Melvin is survived by his loving wife of close to 55 years, B. Caroline Gillespie Cochran; son Max (wife Sandra) Cochran of Webster Springs; four grandchildren, Eddie Cochran, Max (wife Christina) Cochran, Jr., Matthew (wife Vicky) Cochran, and Jessica Cochran; along with four great-grandchildren, Desirae, Matthew Jr., Grace, and Lauren; a great-great-granddaughter, Elena; brothers and sisters, Bonnie (Eddie) Garvin of Parkersburg, Juanita (Bob) Chaney of Buckhannon, Terry (Cheryl) Cochran of Elderton, PA, and Tommy (Judy) Cochran of Buckhannon; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating and Eulogy given by Jack Alsop. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to service time. Please join the family for Graveside Services at 3:00 PM at Big Run Cemetery, Diana. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God, PO Box 839 Cowen, WV 26206. Online condolences may be made to the family at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.

Reunion notices

The descendants of Thomas & Matilda Smith will hold their 83rd annual family reunion on July 17 at the Cascara United Methodist Church outside of Salem on W.Va. 23. Covered dish dinner will be held at approximately 1 p.m., with children’s games after dinner. Aug. 6. I.N. Brown Reunion.