Carolyn Rae Gorrell Chapman, 74 of Ravenswood, WV  passed away May 14, 2014, Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV. She was born April 27, 1940, in Sherman, WV. The daughter of Oscar James Gorrell and Cletis Armenia Wheaton Gorrell. She was a Secretary at Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood.

She was a member of Coleman Chapel.  She attended North United Methodist Church in Ravenswood and New Life Fellowship Church in Belen, New Mexico.  She was a former member of Jackson County Senior Choir, and she enjoyed gospel music.  She was employed by Carl E. Smith, Inc., Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood; and many years at Copes Supermarket, where she enjoyed catering.

Survivors: Sisters:  Norma Jean Cope, Ravenswood, WV; and Linda (Bob) Callen, Haymarket, VA; Brothers:  Marlyn (Dianne) Gorrell, Ravenswood, WV; and Mike (Virginia) Gorrell, Little Hocking, OH; Stepdaughter:  Marsha (Mickey) Rhodes, Ravenswood, WV; Companion and Friend:  John Richards; Best Friends:  Maxine Morrison and Sallie Cather;  Numerous Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Macle “Buck” Chapman; and brother, Max Gorrell.

Services will be Monday, May 19, 2014, at 11:00 am, North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood, WV with Pastor Don Maxson officiating.

Friends may visit the family at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.   Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coleman Chapel, c/o Lola Randolph, 504 Kaiser Avenue, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

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