Charles Graley

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HURRICANE, W.Va. — Charles H. "Charlie" Graley, 72, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, after an extended illness.

Born June 24, 1941, at Emmons, he was a son of the late Emory and Margaret Richard Graley of Winfield. Also preceding him in death was his son, Charles H. Graley Jr.; one great-grandson, Easton Graley; one brother, Carles Graley; two nephews, Robbie Payne and Michael Foster, and one niece, Missy Foster.

Charlie was a life-long, hard working construction contractor who was well known and respected by many. He was a member of the Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Hurricane.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Shirley Heaster Graley; his children, Carla (Kyle) Smith of Huntington, Tony (Sara) Graley of Pinsonfork, Ky., Lisa (James) Hatfield of Winfield, and Richie (Sherry) Graley of Culloden; nine grandchildren: Natasha Hall, Keisha Shaw, Aaron Graley, Garrett Lester, Ridge Lester, Tyler Graley, Chelsey Cottrell, Emily Cottrell and Anna Smith; seven great-grandchildren and one unborn great-grandchild, Charlee Isabella, to be named in his memory; three sisters, Midge (Sonny) Ball, Doris (Leon) Moore, and Becky (Jerry) Foster, and one brother J.R. (Gerri) Graley.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. at his son Richie's home church, Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene, in Culloden, with Pastor Homer Fink and Pastor Philip Bower officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of his wife and daughter.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Henson & Kitchen Mortuary of Barboursville is caring for the Graley family.

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Published in Williamson Daily News from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2013