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Wanda Veye Houchin, 77, of Arnoldsburg; passed away at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family on May 23, 2016. She was born on September 12, 1938 in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Lee and Ocie (Bailey) Hall. She was also preceded in death by infant twin brothers, Loyd and Boyd Hall; a brother, Albert Guy Hall; a grandson, Josh Varda; a sister, Bernice (Hall) Matheney, brother-in-law, Willard Matheney and brother-in-law, Donald Craddock.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Billie D. Houchin, whom she married on August 10, 1957. Her children; Debbie Varda and husband, John of Spencer; Jeff Houchin and wife, Kelley; and Dee Starcher and husband, David all of Arnoldsburg. Her grandchildren; Andrew Varda of Los Angeles, CA; Zachary Houchin of Morgantown; Sarah Varda of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Matthew Houchin of Morgantown; Ashley Houchin of Radford, VA; Kristyn Starcher of Millstone; and Cody Starcher of Arnoldsburg. Siblings; Sylvia Craddock, Norma (Dale) Starcher, Darrell Hall, and Paul (Carol) Hall; sister-in-law, Ollidene Hall and many nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker and co-founder of Houchin Construction and Houchin Rental & Sales and owner of Houchin Fabric Shop. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School Class of 1957. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing cards and dominoes. She looked forward to spring and summer and a porch full of beautiful flowers.

Funeral services was held at Stump Funeral Home, in Arnoldsburg, WV on Friday, May 27 at 1:00 P.M. Reverend Kevin Church and Reverend Rick Metheney officiated. Visitation was 5 PM – 8 PM on Thursday, May 26 at the funeral home. Interment was in the Bailey Cemetery on Beech. Online condolences may be expressed at


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