Flags lowered to half-staff in Kanawha County
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia flags are being displayed at half-staff at all state-owned facilities in Kanawha County.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags lowered from dawn until dusk Friday, the day of funeral services for Malden volunteer firefighter and department chaplain John Thomas Appleton Jr. Appleton collapsed while fighting a fire in Sissonville on Monday and later died.
The 62-year-old Appleton was pastor of Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church in Malden. His funeral is set for noon at Riverside High School.
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