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Putnam County obituaries

Apr. 19, 2013 @ 11:19 AM

REV. KELSON RAY BAYS, 81, of Culloden went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2013, after a long illness at his home surrounded by his family. Kelson was a retired carpenter, pastored in several churches in West Virginia and Florida and made several mission trips to Mexico with other ministers to build orphanages. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve; brothers Darrel, John and Clarence; and sisters, Peggy and Wanda. He is survived by his wife, Erma Riddle Bays; and daughter, Vanessa Chatterton of Culloden; and sons, Tim Bays of Delano California and Greg Bays of Hurricane; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Junior (Christine) Bays of Hamlin and Jay (Mary) Bays of Rock Hill S.C.; and sisters, Ana Mae Adkins of Huntington and Betty Keyser of Dallas, Texas. Funeral service will was Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Hurricane First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. James Lutz and Mr. James McGehee officiating. Burial in Sycamore Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

AMY ARBUTIS JOHNSON CARPENTER, 70, of Hurricane, W.Va., wife of John Carpenter, died April 14 at home. Funeral service was Thursday, Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

JAMES LEE DENNY, 72, of Hurricane, W.Va., husband of Elizabeth Denny, died April 12 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He retired from AFRTS Kwajalein Marshall Islands and was a U.S. Army veteran. Private funeral services at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.