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Putnam County obituaries

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 04:46 PM

CARSON R. DUKE, on April 1, 2013 a great man passed from this world to his heavenly home. Carson R. Duke was born on November 15, 1919, to Lavorah and Nora Duke of Hurricane, W.Va. He passed away on Monday at the home of his son in Virginia Beach, Va. He is survived by his son Roger and daughter-in-law, Rhonda of Virginia Beach; his son William Burdette and wife Joyce of Hurricane, W.Va.; brother James Duke of Milton, W.Va.; granddaughter Sherry of Knoxville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Carson also leaves behind family and friends from South Point, Ohio. Many thanks to Ron West whose phone calls always brightened his day. Carson served proudly in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring as a CSI. After the Navy, he became a meat cutter working in local grocers in WV and Ohio. A member of the First Southern Baptist in South Point, Carson was well known for his famous coconut cakes and peanut butter fudge. He was an avid gardener, raising some of the best half-runner green beans and big boy tomatoes in South Point. Carson met and fell in love with Henrietta Jewel McClure, whom he was happily married to for 41 years until her death in 1988. A second marriage to Helen McCoy lasted until her death in 2002. Service for Carson Duke will be held Friday, April 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane, W.Va., with Pastor Rick Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation the evening of Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

ELIZABETH HELEN WRAY, 92, of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., died March 29 at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, W.Va. Funeral service was Monday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom. www.dealfh.com.