Kimberly, WV – Arnold Hudnall, 90, of Kimberly, entered into rest December 21, 2013, at Montgomery General Hospital Extended Care, Montgomery.

Born on July 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Arthur and Zella (Collins) Hudnall.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Gladie, and his son, Gary; and ten siblings.

He was a coal miner and a loving father and grandfather.

Survivors include his children, Troy, Christy, Arnold, Willie, Bobby, Danny, Roy, Brad and Dorene; 18 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 12:30 pm Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Hughes Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hudnall family.


Dexter M. Dawson

Ovapa, WV – Dexter M. Dawson, 80 years old, of Ovapa, entered into rest Friday, December 20, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 8, 1933, he was the oldest son of Hubert and Flora (Butcher) Dawson.

Dexter is survived by his loving wife of 54 years and 11 months D. Karen Dawson, children: Kim and (Russ) Harper, Victor and (Penny) Dawson, grandchildren: Jessica and (Kevin) Boyce, Amy and (Jon)Pinson, Tyler Dawson and (Suzanne Snyder), Jeffery and (Jessie) Sams, Jared Sams and (Chelsea Blankenship), great grandchildren: Levi, Luke, Lane and Liam (expected arrival January 2014) Boyce, Avery Pinson, Jeffery III and Dawson Sams, brothers: Dudley, Dane and Daniel Dawson, and sister: Claudia O’Dell.

Dexter was a member of Clendenin Advent Christian Church, graduate of Clay County High School, and retired from Columbia Gas. He enjoyed reading, following the Mountaineers, the Herd, and most of all spending time with his family.

At Dexter’s request, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Clendenin A.C. Church P.O. Box 482, Clendenin, WV 25045 for the church family he loved so dearly.

Special thanks and appreciation to Hospice and Big Otter Clinic. It was Dexter’s wish to donate his body to Human Gift Registry so he could continue giving in death as he did in life hoping to find a cure for cancer.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Clendenin Advent Christian Church Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:00 am. Following the service there will be a lunch served in the Fellowship hall.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Dawson family.