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Lavenia Cabell

Mrs. Lavenia Cabell, daughter of the late Henry Wood, died at her home on Quarrier Street last evening about 8 o'clock. She was the widow of the late N. B. Cabell, who figured quite prominently in business circles here during his life. Mrs. Cabell had a wide connection here and elsewhere, being a sister of Mrs. J. H. Huling, Mrs. Margaret Donnally, Mrs. Lucy Hill and Hewitt Wood. She leaves several children also to mourn her demise. Mrs. Cabell has been a long sufferer, but bore her sickness patiently and with Christian fortitude. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the Episcopal
Church, at 11, o'clock a. m. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Thursday April 22, 1897]

Louis Cablish
Louis Cablish is Taken by Death -- Veteran Business Man and One of Bakery Founders; To Be Buried Sunday
Louis Cablish, 63 years old, veteran Charleston business man and one of the founders of the Cablish Brothers bakery, died Saturday morning at his home at Rosemont, South Charleston. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Louis and John; three sisters, Emma, Mena and Marie Cablish; and three brothers, William, John and Charles Cablish, all of Charleston. Mr. Cablish had lived in the city since 1892, when the family came to Charleston from Maysville, Ky where he was born. In that year the bakery was established which later became Cablish Brothers, Inc., wholesale bakery, and which has been operated ever since by the family. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence of his sisters at 411 Summers street, under the direction of Rev. Ernest Thompson. Mr. Cablish was a deacon of the First Presbyterian church. [The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV) 11 Nov 1933, Page 15]

Freeda Cadle
Mrs. Freeda Cadle,  20 years old, died Friday at her home  on  Tyler  mountain. She is survived by her husband, Donald Cadle; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Tinsley; a sister, Louise Tinsley, and a brother, George Tinsley. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at McKinley chapel on Tyler mountain, under the direction of Rev Payne Brown. Burial will be in the Richardson cemetery. [The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV) 11 Nov 1933, Page 20]

Cynthia Campbell
Mrs. Cynthia Campbell, of Clendennin, mother of A. J. Campbell of this city died Saturday night aged about ninety years. [The Charleston Non Pareil, Saturday June 21, 1890]

Canterbury (child)
The twelve months old child of D. B. Canterbury, of the South Side, died last night of cholera infantum and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery this afternoon. [The Daily Mail Tribune - Tuesday June 14, 1898]

C. C. Capeheart
C. C. Capeheart, a well known citizen of the Kanawha valley, died at Coalsmouth, July 1st.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 14, 1870 - Sub By: Kathy McDaniel]

Mrs. Carder
Mrs. Carder, wife of Dr. A. S. Carder, died at her home in Huntington last Thursday. Dr. Carder is a son of W. S. Carder of this city. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Saturday, March 19, 1892]

Mrs. A. J. Carney
Mrs. A. J. Carney died suddenly Saturday morning at her home near Sissonville. She was the mother of W. A. Carney, of Elk City, and was sixty five years of age. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Wednesday, April 5, 1893]

Sgt. Billy E. Carrow
A former Campbells Creek man has been killed in combat in Southeast Asia.
Members of the family of Army Sgt. l.C. Billy E. Carrow said he was killed Feb. 16 in Vietnam. He was stationed in Thailand, they said. Carrow, 45, had completed more than 26 years of Army service. He held the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and the Purple Heart. A master parachutist, he was a member of a First Special Forces Airborne group. Service at Ft. was conducted B r a g g , N. C. Feb. 27 Burial was in Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, N. C. A native of Fayette County, whose family moved to Campbells Creek, Carrow made his home in Fayetteville, N. C.
SURVIVORS: Christine, are his widow Fayetteville, N.C. sons, Kenneth and Stuart at home and Edward of Charleston; daughter, Diane, at home; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holstine of Charleston; and half-brothers, Carl, Eldon and Marshall Holstine, all of Charleston. [The Charleston Gazette March 03, 1967- Sub. by The Obit Lady]

Elijah Hubert Carrow, 80, of Star Route, Hernshaw, died Monday in Charleston General Hospital after a long illness.He was a retired miner. Surviving: wife, Belle; 2grandchildren.Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Winston Hargis officiating. Burial will be in Marmet Cemetery. [Charleston Daily News 1973 - Sub. by The Obit Lady]

Mr. Harold L. Carrow, 82, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Saturday, October 21, 2006, in Biloxi, Miss. Mr. Carrow was a native of Dry Branch and had been a longtime resident of Ormond Beach, Fla. He was a Mason and member of Hazel Park Blue Lodge No. 570, Moose Lodge No. 1444 of Charleston, the Dixie Squares square dancing club in Daytona Beach, Fla., the United Auto Workers and the United Machine Workers of America. Mr. Carrow was preceded in death by his son, H. Jerry Carrow, who died in 2000; and his parents, Dewey and Fannie Bragg Carrow. Survivors include his wife, Burnetta R. Carrow of Ormond Beach, Fla.; his son, Leroy Jack Carrow of Mount Clemens, Mich.; daughter-in-law Charlotte Carrow; one sister, Joan Meadows and husband, Darrell, of of Charleston; a brother, Jack F. Carrow and his wife Grace of Warren, Mich.; two grandchildren, Brian and Bradley Carrow of Mount Clemens, Mich.; and two great-grandchildren. [The Charleston Gazette October, 2006 - sub. by The Obit Lady]

Hubert Spencer Carrow
Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Leonard Johnson Funeral Home,Marmet. Marmet Cemetery.Mr. Carrow, 39, of Hernshaw died Wednesday in Charleston General Hospital. Mechanic and operator at Sinclair Service Station at Hernshaw. Surviving : widow, Mildred; daughter, Susan Gail at home; son, Bret Clinton at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Carrow of Hernshaw. [Friday, Sept. 20, 1968, Charleston Daily Mail - Sub. by The Obit Lady]

Ira Carrow, 54, of Dry Branch, died Thursday in a Charleston hospital after a long illness. He was a miner and member of Local 2903 at Eskdale. Survivors include his wife, Cora; four daughters, Mrs. Lois Peltry and Mrs. Genevieve Slack, of Dry Branch, Miss Eileen Carrow and Miss Annabelle Carrow, at home; three sons, Donald and Robert at home and Lawrence of Cleveland, 0.; one brother, Dewey of Point Lick; six sisters, Mrs. Clara Williams of Marmet, Mrs. Dollie Fisher of Elk River, Mrs. Cecil Bragg and Mrs. Hattie Ball of Clothier, Mrs. Liza Earley of Huntington and Mrs. Roma Porter of Dry Branch, and six grandchildren. Services will be tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. In Dry Branch Free Will Baptist Church, the Rev. Homer Sloan officiating; Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery. The body it at Pryor Funeral Home at East Bank and will be , taken to the church one hour prior to services. [The Charleston Daily Mail SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1956 - Sub. by The Obit Lady]

Mrs. Lillian Lucille Carrow, 46, of Ferndale, Mich., formerly of Mammoth, died Monday in University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich., after a long illness. She was a native of Kanawha County, West Virginia Surviving: husband, Harold; sons, Jack Leroy and Harold Jerome, both of Ferndale; parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Mullins of Rand. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle on George's Creek with the Rev. K. J. Parsons Sr. and the Rev. Eugene Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park in London. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday at Cook Funeral Home Grove Cedar The body will be taken to the church an hour before the service [The Charleston Gazette Wed., July 5, 1972 - sub. by The Obit Lady]

Sidney Carrow, 34-year-old miner, of Putney, died Thursday in a Charleston hospital after a short illness. Final rites will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Putney Methodist church. Rev, U. G. Wolfe will officiate and burial will be in Joe's Creek cemetery on Coal river. The Owen and Barth mortuary will be in charge.He is survived by his widow; a daughter, J. Ann Carrow; three sisters, Mrs. Lotta Jenkins, of Tyler; Mrs. Lena Elswick, of Putney, and Mrs. Ada Crank, of Charleston; and two brothers, Van Carrow, of Charleston, and Percha Carrow of Putney. [The Charleston Daily Mail FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, 1937 - Sub. by The Obit Lady]

Carson (infant)
The infant child of James Carson, residing in West Charleston, died this morning. It was only a few hours old. [The Daily Mail Tribune - Saturday June 25, 1898]

Carson (Infant)
West Charleston -- The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Carson died last night and was buried today at 2 o'clock at Spring Hill Cemetery. [The Daily Mail Tribune - Saturday June 25, 1898]

George W. Carter
Service for Mr. Carter, 64, of Charleston RFD 6. who died Friday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Cunningham mortuary chapel by Rev. Jack Fisher, Burial will be in Tyler Mr. Carter Mountain Memorial Gardens. [Sunday Gazette-Mail, Nov. 1, 1959, Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

Francis Chambers
Mrs. Francis Chambers, mother of Mrs. J. P. Anderson, of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. H. Van Meter, Denver, Colorado, on the 14th instant. [The State Tribune, Saturday June 25, 1887]

Wm. Channing
Died this morning Wm. Channing, the youngest son of W. B. and Mary B. Brooks. Funeral from the residence of Mrs. Ashby, on Capitol Street tomorrow (Friday) at 3 o'clock p. m. Friends of the family are invited to attend. [The Evening Call, Thursday March 20, 1884]

Floyd Chapman | Shaffer
Moonshiner Kills Officer
Charleston, Va., April 27 - Floyd Chapman, accused of "moonshining," was killed while resisting arrest by Office Shaffer, and Shaffer was killed by Chapman, who, while fatally wounded, returned the fire.  [The Pioneer Express. (Pembina, Da kota [N.D.]), 29 April 1904]

Louisa Churchman

Louisa CHURCHMAN, Infant daughter of Dr. V. T. CHURCHMAN and wife, was laid to rest this afternoon at Spring Hill Cemetery. [Charleston Evening Mail December 20, 1893, Page 1]

Clark [infant]

The remains of the eleven months old child of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Clark, which died in Galveston, Texas, about a year ago, were brought here and interred in the Gillison burial plot in Spring Hill Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Clark was formerly Miss Bertha Gillison, of this city. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Thursday May 13, 1897]
A. P. Cobbs
A. P. Cobbs, residing near Clendennin, was killed while working in his coal mine by falling slate the early part of the present week. [The State Tribune, Saturday July 9, 1887]

Rev. R. A. Cobbs
The announcement of the death of Rev. R. A. Cobbs on Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock, caused a deep gloom of sadness to pervade the entire community, and expressions of regret were heard on every hand. It was known that this highly respected and beloved man had been confined to his room for two months, but it was not generally known that his illness had assumed an imminent nature on Monday. Up to that time, it was hoped, that he might so far recover his strength as to be able to visit the mountains to restore his shattered health. But the fatal stroke came that was to terminate his life. He began rapidly to decline, and finally closed his work on earth as a faithful minister of the gospel for a long period, at the hour mentioned. He was perfectly conscious to the last moment. Mr. Cobbs was an alumni of the Virginia Theological Seminary at Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from that institution in 1845. He was a native of Virginia, born the 29th day of April 1824, and was one of three sons of the late Bishop Cobbs, of Alabama, and for some years had charge of the churches in that diocese. He was a learned theologian, and a thorough scholar. Mr. Cobbs was called and took charge of St. John's Church in this city, the 23rd of October 1875, and has continued its Rector to the time of his death. [The State Tribune, June 1887]

John Cochran
Handley, W. Va., April 19 -- After a very thorough investigation and rigid examination of many witnesses, the jury holding an inquest over the remains of John Cochran, rendered a verdict that John Cochran met his death at the hands of some party or parties unknown to them, by strangulation and a blow on his right jaw. The jaw was broken and the throat very badly discolored.
The evidence produced caused the arrest of two other parties, Floyd Buster and James Bright, both colored. Buster was taken to jail, but Bright was simply held for examination. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Wednesday April 21, 1897]

Lindsey Coleman
DIED --- On the 16th of June, Mr. Lindsey Coleman, on Campbell's Creek, Kanawha county, West Virginia, aged eighty eight years. ["The West Virginia Journal", Wednesday, June 24, 1872]

James S. Connell
CONNELL - We are pained to chronicle the death of one of our best and most respected citizens, James S. Connell Esq., who died on the 24th of September 1869, of typhoid fever, after a short illness. He was buried Saturday by the Masonic Fraternity, of which he was a member. [Wednesday September 29, 1869, WV Journal - reprinted in KVGS Journal, Winter 1996]

Mrs. Joel P. Conner
Mrs. Joel P. Conner dropped dead Friday morning at her home on Elk river just above the Boom. She had been suffering for some years with dropsy. A husband and eight children survive to mourn their loss. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this after-noon. Interment in the family burial grounds. [The Kanawha Gazette, Wednesday, April 5, 1893]

William M. Conway
William M. Conway Services were held at 3 p. m. yesterday at the home of a son, Harrison Conway of Racine, for William, M.Conway, 67. of Longacre, who died Tuesday in a Charleston hospital. The Rev. Mr. Buffington officiated and burial was in the family cemetery with the Owen and Barth mortuary in charge. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Reves of Longacre; three sisters. Mrs. Harry Bowen of Montgomery; Mrs. Julia Hunter of Putney, and Mrs. Allen Belcher of Spring Fork; a brother, Floyd Conway of Charleston, and a son, Elmer of Rensford. [The Charleston Gazette Jan., 27, 1938 - sub. by The Obit Lady]

Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Coon of Ripley, Sunday. [Charleston Daily Mail, Monday Evening, May 5, 1947 - Sub. by Therman Kellar]

Mrs. Coon
Mrs. Coon, ninety years of age, died yesterday morning. She was the mother of Mrs. James Hicks, of Elk City. The remains will be interred at Spring Hill cemetery at 2 o'clock. [The Charleston Daily Gazette, Wednesday, February 8, 1893]

Bennett Cox
COX - Died of consumption, at Ralph Smith's, on Elk River, Kanawha County, West Virginia on the 25th of August 1869, Bennett COX, in the 23rd year of his age. He was a federal soldier in the late war, having served in the Cavalry department of the 3d Virginia Regiment.... A. B. Smith [Wednesday, October 13, 1869, WV Journal - reprinted in KVGS Journal, Winter 1996]

Noah F. Cremeans
Noah F. Cremeans, 79, died yesterday [April 28, 1932] at the home of his sister, Mrs. F. W. Boldt.  Besides this daughter, he is survived by ano ther daughter, Mrs. R.L. Pauley of Spring Hill, and three sons, J.W. Cremeans of Spring Hill, N.E. Cremeans of South Charleston and C.J. Cremeans of Ashland, KY.  Funeral services will be held at eleven o'clock this morning.  Bu rial will be in Parsons Cemetery at Alum Creek.  [Kanawha County, WV newspaper; pub. 29 April 1932 [Submitted by Kendra Ziebell, transcribed by Patricia Roma Stout]

Georgiana Crew
The funeral of Mrs. Georgiana Crew will take place at 9 o'clock Sunday morning from the house, 104 State Street. [The Daily Mail Tribune - Saturday June 25, 1898]

Crowder (child)
Geo. Crowder's child, of Malden, died yesterday. [The Charleston Non Pareil, Saturday June 21, 1890

Martha Cunningham
[February 8, 1873, , WV Journal, re-printed in the KVGS Journal]
Died at the residence of William S. Gilliand, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia Martha Cunningham, 43 years, 5 months.... been member of church for 25 years....last words, "s ing, Jerusalem, my happy home."

General Elbert E. Custer
CUSTER, Elbert E. (General) — Service for Mr. Custer, 77, of 222 1/2 Third Ave.. South Charleston, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p. m. Monday in the First Baptist. Church of South Charleston by Dr. H. L. Parkinson. Burial will be in Looney Cemetery near Walton, Roane County. The body will be taken to the church from Snodgrass mortuary in South Charleston an hour before the service. Mr. Custer died in Thomas Hospital after a one-year illness. A former South Charleston policeman and real estate dealer, Mr. Custer was instrumental in developing La Belle Park section of his city. He took part in the sale of Blaine Island to Union Carbide in the early 1930s, He was serving as city tax collector at the time of his death. Mr. Custer was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Charleston, South Charleston Masonic Lodse 168. and Beni Kedem Temple and Shrine in Charleston. Surviving are his wife Alpha; a daughter, Mrs. William Allen of Munster, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Harvey Rader of Staunton, Va.; and two grandsons.  [Sunday Gazette-Mail, Nov. 1, 1959 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]


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