M. CATHERINE SOWARDS, 77, of Hurricane, W.Va., wife of Raymond Sowards, died May 1. She worked at Teays Valley Kroger and Davis Wholesale. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial in Culloden (W.Va.) Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
GENE EDWARD BALL, 67, of Hurricane, W.Va., husband of Judith Ball, died April 30. He was owner and operator of Sun Control Inc. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church; burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane; Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.