His last 16 years have been with Massey, where he was a member of the coveted "Old Man Crew" of the mines, who had vowed to "stay together" until they retired.Acord, 52, had worked in mines for 34 years and liked the work, Cline said.
"He liked to hunt and spend time with his kids," Janice Quarles said. That's all he did." Gary Quarles started coal mining when he was 18.The 40-year-old enjoyed hunting deer in Pocahontas County, said father-in-law Jack Bowden Junior, who also is director of the Raleigh County Emergency Operating Center.In a hometown obiruary it was said of Harrah: "Steve enjoyed hunting though he was never concerned with killing anything. loved coal mining and when he wasn't doing that, he was out hunting and fishing."My dad was the best hunter and fisher you've ever seen.The 62-year-old had been a coal miner for 30 years and spent the last 17 working for Massey, said his sister-in-law, Sheila Prillaman.