RICHARD MICHAEL "MIKE" GERLACH, 69, of Scott Depot, W.Va., passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born September 9, 1944, in Huntington, he was a son of the late Owen and Kathryn Holstein Gerlach. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Betty Gerlach. Mike was retired from the State of West Virginia as an assistant director of the Bureau of Employment Programs. He also served as an assistant maintenance director at West Virginia State University, Institute, W.Va. Mike served his country with the Unites States Army, being stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Era. Later in life, he continued to give of himself to others through his support. As a believer, he loved the Lord and professed his faith publicly. Surviving are his wife of over 42 years, Lana; his son, Chris Gerlach of Scott Depot; his brother, Peter Cline Gerlach of Barboursville; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Denver (Patsy) Rogers of Oklahoma City, Okla., Eunice Ann Metheny of Farmington, N.M.; niece and nephews, Pepsi, Duff and Tony Gerlach. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial with military honors followed in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. You may visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share sympathies with the family. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to service the Gerlach family.
ROGER JARRELL, 68, of Culloden died Feb. 19 in CAMC Teays Valley. A graveside service was Sunday, Memory Gardens, Madison, W.Va. Handley Funeral Home, Danville, W.Va., handled arrangements.
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