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Putnam obituaries

Nov. 11, 2012 @ 02:27 PM


JACK CHAFFIN, 83, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. He was retired from Owens-Illinois in Huntington, a member of the Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church and loved his family and farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thadies and Ella McCloud Chaffin; sisters, Annabelle Perdue, Bonnie Hewer; and daughter, Jacquline Adkins. He is survived by his wife, Jean Mount Chaffin; sister, Haney Byrd; daughters, Phyllis (Danny) France, Patricia Chaffin, Ella (Larry) Roe, Delores (Rick) Smith, Shanna (Mitchell) Blankenship and Lisa (Jim) Reece and son-in-law, Rodney Adkins; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. James Jobe officiating. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va. Donations may be made to Hospice. Please visit www.allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.

TED WILLIAM MASSEY, 61, Scott Depot, W.Va., passed away on November 5, 2012, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Ted was born January 31, 1951, in Dunbar, son of the late Troy and Inez Massey. He was a 1968 graduate of Dunbar High School. He also graduated from West Virginia State College and the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He worked 37 years in higher education in West Virginia, beginning his career with the West Virginia Board of Regents. He then worked at Morris Harvey College and the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies before going to Marshall University. He worked at Marshall for 28 years before retiring in June, 2008, as Associated Vice President for Finance. He then worked part-time for two years at Mountwest Community and Technical College. Ted is survived by his wife Cora; daughter Allison Mattern and her husband Josh of Hurricane, W.Va.; son Matthew Massey and his wife Nicole of South Carolina; stepdaughter Heather Himes and her husband Adam of Princeton, W.Va.; sister Judy McCoy and her husband Randy of Hurricane, W.Va.; sister-in-law Linda Bryant of Dunbar, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Bennett, Brady and Maggie Massey and one stepgrandson Bebo; two nephews, Brian and Jason McCoy; one niece Donna Gail Tucker. He is also survived by his lifelong buddy Rick Workman, whom he thought of as his brother. In addition to his parents Ted was preceded in death by his brother Don Bryant and his maternal grandparents John and Bertha Lovejoy. Visitation was Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Funeral service was November 7 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Nelson officiating. Ted was laid to rest at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., Charleston, WV or HospiceCare of West Virginia 1606 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311.

LADONNA TOWNSEND, 58, of Hurricane, W.Va., wife of Joe Townsend, died Oct. 31 in Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was a retired WV State Police secretary. Funeral service was Sunday, Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial at Tate Creek Cemetery, Glendon, W.Va. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.