Jessie Ann Trent Mitchell, 50, of Fanrock, WV passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on July 13, 1966 in Welch, WV a daughter of and Shirley Naomie Belcher
Trent of Mt. Airy, NC and the late Jesse James Trent. She is preceded in death by her father. Survivors
include her loving husband of 29 years Larry Gene Mitchell; three sons Matthew (Andrea) Mitchell of Indian
Creek, Bradley Mitchell of the home and Travis Mitchell of Greenbrier County; a grandchild Bethany Mitchell
and on due to arrive Summer; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with her wishes she
will be cremated.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Joe Ann Cantrell, 61, of Welch Pineville Road got her wings on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on May 23, 1955 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late Orville Freeman
and Mattaline Taylor Wimmer. Joe Ann was a member of the Indian Creek Community Church and a 1973
graduate of Oceana High School. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers Joe
Wimmer and Virgil Wimmer; and mother-in-law Thursday Cantrell. Survivors include her loving husband of
43 years James Acy Cantrell; a daughter Joanna Dawn (Joey) Adams of Pineville; two sons James Anthony
(Sherry) Cantrell of Indian Creek and Timothy James Cantrell of Pineville; a sister Roberta (Jim) Stone of
Denver, NC; two brothers Ray Wimmer of Oceana and Dickie Wimmer of Fayette County; eight
grandchildren Austin Adams, Hunter, Katelyn, and TJ Cantrell, Michael Vickers and Sophia Perdue; six great
grandchildren Levi "Henry Hawk", Luke, Kailee and Marshall Perdue and Abigail and Billy Vickers; and a
host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at
the Indian Creek Community Church, Indian Creek, WV with Rev. Scott Cline officiating. She will be laid to
rest in Lilly - Crews Cemetery, Nimitz, WV. Friends may gather with the family 6-9:00 PM on Saturday,
April 1, 2017 at the church.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Deana Marie Allen Pettry, 60, of Sabine, WV passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on June 21, 1956 in Bonners Ferry, ID a daughter of the late Floyd
Jonathan and Jeannette Brown Allen.  Deana attended Rhema Ministries. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by two sons James Allen and Arthur "Scooby" Ahrens; and  a sister Betty Bland. Survivors
include her loving husband of 40 years Arthur Lee Pettry; two daughters Tina Ahrens and fiancé James
Lyons of Clear Fork and Leighann (Nikkih) Tilley of Sabine; four sons Arthur Junior Pettry of Chicago, IL,
Arthur James (Connie) Pettry, Roger Wayne (Laurie) Pettry and Jonathan Lee (Kimberly) Pettry all of NC; a
sister Cheryal Ann Vance of Sabine; a brother Landon (Patty) Allen of VA; thirteen grandchildren; Michael,
Lacy, Johnathon, Robert, Chris, Christian, Brandon, Tasha, Felicia, Cody, Savannah, Jeremy and Jesse James;
three great grandchildren Carter, Tre'shaun and Tay'von; special friend Dennis "Shorty" Brown of Sabine;
and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated. A memorial
service will be held from 2-5PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Upper Laurel Fire Department, Sabine, WV
with Bro. Jonathan Cresong and Bro. Michael Dempsey officiating.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent
at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Deborah Lynn Griggs, 62, of Saulsville, WV passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Wyoming
Continuous Care, New Richmond, WV. She was born on August 6, 1954 in Buffalo Creek, WV a daughter of
the late Lester Bartley and Elaine Stiltner Bartley Matney. In addition to her parents she is preceded in
death by two brothers James "Buck" Bartley and Lester "Pete" Bartley. Survivors include her loving
husband of 43 years David Griggs; two daughters Dianna Lynn Griggs of Jesse and Crystal Gale Griggs of
Cabin Creek; an aunt Joyce Ann Belcher of Pikeville, KY; a special niece and nephew Natasha Leshae Tolliver
and Cameron Lance Tolliver;  and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will  be held at
1:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev.
Herman Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Glen Fork Community Cemetery, Glen Fork, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 11:00 AM on Friday, March 31, 2017 until time of service at the funeral
home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
William Hersie "Bill" Stewart, 85, of Skin Fork, WV passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Beckley VA
Medical Center, Beckley, WV. He was born on February 19, 1932 in Jesse, WV a son of the late McKinnley
and Elsie Spence Stewart. Bill is a United States Korean Navy Veteran and a retired school bus driver. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son William Hersie Stewart, II; a brother Hershel
Stewart; three sisters Lecta Roberts, Lola Cook and Lois Cook; and a step grandchild Daphanie White.
Survivors include his loving wife Sandra Fay Shores Stewart; a daughter Elsie May (Billy) Surrat of
Charleston; a step-daughter Betty Sue (Mike) Lytton of Coal City; a step-son Kennith (Penny) White of
Charleston; three sisters Lena Roberts of Skin Fork, Norma Collins and Geraldine "Jerri" Norrod all of
Dayton, OH; four grandchildren Chris, Nikki, Kodey and Kacie; three great grandchildren; his dog Brownie;
and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Wednesday, April 5,
2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Silas Mullins, Jr. officiating. He
will be laid to rest in Cooper Memorial Church Cemetery, Skin Fork, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans
Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of
service on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the funeral home.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
   
Lillie Mae Ferguson Bailey, 91, of Brenton, WV passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at her home. She is
in the arms of Jesus and with her baby of 59 years Leonard who passed away May 11, 2001. She was born on
January 16, 1926 in Guyan, WV a daughter of the late William Myles and Dixie Virginia Paynter Ferguson.  
Lillie is a charter member of the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church and the last surviving member of her
family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Joe Bailey; and a daughter-in-law Nancy
Bailey. Survivors include three daughters Myrtle (Theodore) Blankenship of Pineville, Faye (Fred) Lester of
Catlettsburg, KY and Lisa (Ronnie, Jr.) Toler of Brenton; four sons Buddy Bailey of Pleasant Hills, PA, Bob
(Barbara) Bailey of Clayton, IN, Wayne (Barb) Bailey of Brenton and Gary Bailey of Leesville, SC; nine
grandchildren Patty Brown, Ricky Bailey, Ursala Phillips, Robbie Bailey, Greg Lester, Kim Tracy, Jeff Lester
and Melissa Bledsoe; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Mill
Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Brenton, WV with Bro. Bill Goode, Bro. Willie May and Bro. Wayne Bailey
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Special
thanks to Joe and Brandon, her therapists at Harper Mills Nursing Home and all the staff, nurses and CNA's
who took such special care of her after her fall. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Nancy May Barber Steffey, 73, of Oceana, WV passed away in Beckley on Friday, March 24, 2017 after a
long illness. She was born on May 14, 1943 in Oceana, she was a daughter of the late Chilton Barber and
Sue Barber Browning. A lifelong resident of Oceana, Nancy was a 1961 graduate of Oceana High School and
was instrumental in planning several reunions for her classmates. A former employee of First Community
Bank in Oceana, she worked several years as a census data collector and also served as a poll clerk for city
and county elections. She was a member of Oceana Church of God. Survivors include her beloved son Barry
(Angie) of Oceana; two precious grandchildren Austin (Hannah) of Oceana and Cassie of Charleston; a
cherished great-granddaughter Brinn; a sister Judy (John) Blackwell of Beckley; two half sisters Pam
(Doug) Shelton of Jumping Branch and Shelia Dancy of Fredericksburg, VA; a special nephew and niece
Scott (Melissa) and Brooke Blackwell of Middletown, OH and Susan Blackwell Gregory  with Chad, Abby
and John Paul of Daniels; a dearly loved  and devoted person in her life for many years Colonel E. Hash of
Kopperston; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved dearly. Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Oceana Church of God, Oceana, WV with
Pastor Randall Bowles and Rev. Jerry Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Monday, March
27, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Linda Sue Walker Cline, 64, of Simon, WV went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at her home. She
was born on September 11, 1952 in Leatherwood, WV a daughter of the late Raymond and Eunice Walker.
Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by a brother Sonny Lee Walker; and two sisters Angela and Ruth Walker and a grandson
Cody Ryan Walker. Those left to cherish her memories include her loving husband of 46 years Hobert Cline;
two daughters Lovetta (Eddie) Brown of Lillydale and Tanya (Bradley) Walker of Hanover; a son Joey Cline
and girlfriend Adrienne Morgan of Oceana; three sisters Leshia (Barry) Brooks of Baileysville, Loretta (Mike)
Kersey of Lynchburg, VA and Marlene (Johnny) Shelton of Florence, SC; two brothers Eddie Walker of Man
and Lionel (Belinda) Walker of Princeton; special sister-in-law Denita Walker of Clear Fork; seven
grandchildren that she loved and cherished Joshua, Jeffrey, Latosha, Caleb, Delwood, Harley and Skylar; and
a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 8, 2017
at the Apostolic House of Faith, Foundation Fork, WV with Pastor Todd Kenneda and Rev. Brad Kennedy
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Kennedy Cemetery, Foundation Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and Friday, April 7,  2017 at the church. She will be carried to
her final resting place by friends and family. Her beautiful smile and her gentle heart will be greatly missed
by all who knew and loved her. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Veronica Lynn Stewart Price Counts, 36, of Beckley, WV formerly of Matheny passed away on Sunday, April
2, 2017 at CAMC General. She was born on October 19, 1980 in Man, WV a daughter of Lonnie Stewart and
special friend Tammy Irick of Matheny and Linda Smith Stewart and companion Robert Marcum of Fanrock.
Veronica attended the Matheny Church of God. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Wayman and
Josephine Stewart and Walter and Virgie Smith. In addition to her parents survivors include her husband
Steve Counts; two daughters Christian Price of Morgantown and Kaylea Price of Fanrock; two sons Hunter
Price of Huntington and Levi Bowers of Spencer; a sister Ladonna (Larry) Lambert, II of Matheny; three
aunts Lisa Counts of Oceana, Laura (Andy) Turman of Huntington and Anna Aldal of Milton; two uncles
Wayman "Junior" Stewart of Oceana and Coy Smith of Huntington; a niece and nephew Adrianna and
Jackson Lambert of Matheny; cousins Hope and Brian Counts; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. She will be laid to rest in Stewart Cemetery,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Friday, April 7,
2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Kanitta "Kay" Crouse Belcher, 63, of Sunhill, WV passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Select Specialty
Hospital, Charleston, WV. She was born on September 29, 1953 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Jesse
and Anna Mae Gibson Crouse. Kay was a member of the Sunhill Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by a granddaughter Brooklyn Dawn Belcher; and two brothers Norman and
Lee Crouse. Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years Michael Ray Belcher; two sons Michael
(Melissa) Belcher of Hanover and Ricky Dwight (Norma) Belcher of Crouches Farm; four grandchildren
Zachery, Heather, Ricky and Natasha; five brothers Kenneth "Rabbit" Course of Lillydale, Emory Dale
(Tabby) Crouse of Oceana, Harold (Trisha) Crouse of Pineville, Stevie (Penny) Crouse of Kimball and Tommy
(Barbara) Crouse of Kopperston;   and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Jonathan "Nub" Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the
funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Hope Vernatter Dotson, 41, of Iaeger, WV went to join her mother and loved ones in Heaven on Wednesday,
April 5, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA after an unexpected illness. She was born
February 14, 1976 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Freda Vernatter. Hope was a lifelong resident of
McDowell County. She was married to Ricky Dean Dotson for almost 25 years and always referred to him as
the love of her life. She was one of a kind with a heart as big as the moon. She spoke her mind with love and
was always honest and loyal. Hope was as real as it got in a world so hard. She will also be remembered for
her strong WV McDowell county accent that she was proud of. In addition to her mother she is preceded in
death by a very special aunt Juanita Vernatter; Uncle Howard and wife Faye Vernatter; grandparents
Aurthur and Ruby Vernatter; father-in-law Sammy K. Dotson; and special friend Selena Justice. In addition
to her husband survivors include their three children Michael Lee Vernatter and fiancé Tracy Roberts of
Premier; Austin Dean Dotson and fiancé Julie Wade that she also helped raise of Iaeger and the light of her
life a daughter Makiesha Ruby Lagaye Dotson of the home; a special sister whom she helped raise and called
her own Dawn Grace Vernatter and fiancé Randell Robinette of Iaeger; sisters Connie (Harold) Robinette
and Elaine (Jerry) Daugherty all of Iaeger and Michelle Mills of Panther; she was blessed with two
grandsons Connor Vernatter of Premier and Colton Robinette of Iaeger; her special grandbaby girl Gabriella
Rebekah Dotson of Iaeger; nieces Savannah Robinette, Charity and Natasha Blankenship and Kirstin Dotson
all of Iaeger, Wendy Mullins Jade and Madison Mills both of Panther; special family Robert, Linda Sue and
Amber Adams; special cousin Bradley Vernatter of Bull Creek; nephews Casey Vernatter of Bull Creek and
Logan Roberts of Iaeger; mother-in-law Martha Dotson; grandparents-in-law Danny and Barbara "Grappy
and Granny" Sherwindt of ME; her beloved little dog Trixie that was her baby; sisters-in-law Delphia
(Eddie) Roberts and Julie Dotson all of Iaeger; brother-in-law Sammy (Annette) Dotson of Iaeger; and a
host of other loving family and friends.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017 at
the Panther Missionary Baptist Church, Panther, WV with Rev. John Hunt and Pastor Lawyer Bailey, Jr.
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Vernatter Cemetery, Bull Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6:00 PM on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Lewis Gale Nichols, 85, of Oceana, WV passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV.  He was born on October 25, 1931 in Floyd, VA a son of the late Wilton F. and Carrie Sweeney
Nichols. Lewis was a United States Army Korean Veteran, a member of the Lillyhaven Baptist Church and a
retired coal truck driver from Ranger Fuel Corporation. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by
two brothers Erby F. Nichols and Alvie Nichols. Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years Nancy H.
Whisenant Nichols; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM
on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Algie
Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from noon until time of service on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the funeral home. The
Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent
at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Bill H. Blankenship, 82, passed away on April 8, 2017 at home in Ripley, WV. Bill was one of thirteen children
raised by the late Virgil and Ruth Tilley Blankenship. He was born March 22, 1935 in the Sun Hill area of
Wyoming County and could tell many tales of his tough childhood. Bill graduated from Baileysville High
School class 1954, playing all sports. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by brothers:
Onnie Lee, Raymond, and Gene Blankenship and sisters: Florence Blankenship Maynor and Phostenia
Blankenship Belcher. Birth family survivors are brothers Bob, Hershel, and David of Hopewell, VA, Daniel of
Lockport, IL and sisters Mable Blankenship Ridenhour of Villa Park, IL, Frances Blankenship Jonas of
Chicago and Mary Blankenship Jones of Lexington, NC. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years Patty
Short Blankenship, children Terry (Dina) of Lugoff, SC; Keith (Melisa) of Lugoff, SC and Robin (Frank) of
Claytor Lake, VA. Grandchildren are Christopher, Benjamin and Will Blankenship, Morgan and Matthew
Blankenship, and Jason and Gentry Shrewsbury. Great-grandchildren are Mackenzie, Mason and Bradley
Blankenship. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the US Army, becoming a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne
Division. He spent part of his army enlistment stationed in Germany. Laughingly, he would talk about his
poker skills earning him more money than his army pay. His coal-mining career included working at
Kopperston for over 31 years. After retirement he enjoyed and took great pride in his and Patty’s farm in
Gay, WV. His greatest pleasure was being part of his grandchildren’s lives. He was a scrupulously honest
person. Friends may gather with the family from noon to 2:00 pm on Tuesday April 11, 2017 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Oceana, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct
Military Rites. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Bonnie L. Dickens Perdue, 77, of Welch Pineville Road, WV passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at
Golden Harvest Nursing Home, Welch, WV. She was born on March 21, 1939 in Madison, WV a daughter of
the late Willard and Dolly Jewel Blevins Dickens. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband Homer Eugene Perdue, Sr.; a daughter Joyce Ann Stone; a son Robert Eugene Perdue, Sr.; a
son-in-law Johnny Ritchie; a granddaughter Tiffany Leann Perdue; a brother Daniel Ray Dickens; a sister
Jewel Ann Dickens and a cousin Little Jimmy Dickens. Survivors include a daughter Donna Sue Perdue
Ritchie of Keyrock; two sons Homer Eugene Perdue, Jr. of Pineville and James Allen (Sylvia) Perdue of King,
NC; a sister Joyce (Bill) Farrnat of Hinton; a brother James (Mary) Dickens of Sylvester; 19 grandchildren
Tracy, Crystal, Christina, Bobby, Jr., Joyce, Tiffany, James Michael, Jeremy, Kayla, Tyler, Taylor, Paige,
Luke, Levi, Josh, Ernie, Ella, Kayleigh and Marshall; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 20, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor Robert Perdue, Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be held at Pineview Cemetery,
Orgas, WV on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Monday,
March 20, 2017 at the Funeral home.   E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Annis Cole Spratt Baker, 92, of Clear Fork, WV passed away on April 9, 2017 suddenly at her home. She was
born on September 30, 1924 in Sun Hill, WV a daughter of the late Epp and Bessie Shannon Cole. She was a
member of the Sun Hill United Methodist Church and the last surviving member of her family. She loved
reading her bible and Christian books.  Annis and her first husband Rhannis Spratt owned and operated a
service station at Sun hill during the 1960's. She moved to Sebastian Florida with her second husband Bob
Baker and lived there several years until his death. She moved back to Clear Fork and was a homemaker and
especially loved working in her yard and flowers. She enjoyed fishing in her younger years and working
outside. Annis loved visiting with her family and friends and watching and feeding the birds. She was a
Mountaineer fan and watched all their games until her health declined.  In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by her two husband's Rhannis Spratt and Robert Baker; a daughter Marilyn Spratt; step
son Robert Cliff Baker; four sisters Virgie Cole, Ethel Cline, Truby Blankenship and Irene West; three
brothers Masil Cole, Roy Cole and Troy Cole. Survivors include a step daughter-in-law Brenda Baker; two
step grandchildren whom she loved dearly Josh (Jennifer) Baker and Ben Baker; a step great grandchild
Jameson Baker; a brother-in-law Oscar West; two sister-in-laws Faye Burrell and Clara Smith; several
loving nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
1:00 PM on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Jay Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest in Cole Family Cemetery, Sun Hill, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from noon until time of services on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Gladys Brown, 95, of Cyclone, WV traded her earthly wings for her glorified Heavenly wings and is now
shouting and walking on Streets of Gold on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV
surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1922 a daughter of the late Calvin Sr. and Bertie
Daniels Blankenship. Gladys was a faithful servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for sixty-six years,
six months and one day. She was saved by grace on September 13, 1950. This was the birth she
acknowledged with great pride. She loved gardening, canning, cooking, baking, going to church, listening to
gospel music, watching evangelists on her TV, reading her Bible, praying with others and for others and
spending time with her family and friends. She got the most pleasure from talking to others about her Lord.
She was a member of the Cyclone Church of God.  Gladys lived her life to serve The Lord and tried her best
to walk as closely as she could with him. She was well known for her "old fashioned stack cakes" and her
"Direct line to the Lord's ears". Her life has touched many. Her prayers went up without ceasing and her
name traveled places her feet never walked. You couldn't outshout her, couldn't outrun her and you
couldn't scare her, for the Lord was her shield, protector and strength. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by her ex-husband, the love of her life and father of her children Arthur Brown; a
daughter Juanita Woolwine; granddaughter Koleena "Corky" Parsons; Five great grandsons Gerald "Little
Jerry" Brown, Jr., Cody Blankenship, Joshua Blankenship, Austin Blankenship and John "Little" John"
Brown; sons-in-law Bill "Buddy" Gibson, James White, Ed Norman Murphy, Randy Woolwine, and Bill
Keeney; brothers Riley (Sue) Blankenship, Freeman Blankenship, Lee (Inez) Blankenship and Dewey (Vi)
Blankenship; sisters Freda (Joe) Cook, Brooke (June) Toler, Lula (Ash) Brown and Ida (Garner) Brown; a
special brother-in-law whom she loved and held near and dear to her heart Arnold Brown; her best friend,
mentor, prayer warrior and pastor she was saved and baptized under Rev. Stollie Parsons; and Juanita Toler
whom she  loved and thought of as a daughter. Gladys is survived by her children Kenneth (Hilda) Brown of
Kopperston, Sue (John) Vigil of Indian Creek, Peggy White of Cyclone and her loving daughter and caretaker
whom she also lived with Betty Murphy of Cyclone; a brother Calvin (Betty) Blankenship, Jr. of Lewis burg;
19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family
and friends. She got the most pleasure from talking to others about her Lord. A celebration of her life will
be held at Noon on  Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Cyclone Church of God, Cyclone, WV with Rev. Emma
White officiating. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be
Todd Perry, Chad Perry, Calvin Blankenship, Wannis Daniels, Mitchell Toler and Blake Toler. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr.,  Beckley, WV  25801. Special
thanks to Stanley Powers, Timmy, David and Cathy Harless for giving her one last church service at home.
April Blankenship, Mickey Mitchell of Mullens Church of God, Hospice of Southern WV, the entire staff of
Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV, Jan Care 70 and The Harless Family and Brenda and Roger Stewart for
the wonderful Christmas Blessing of 2015. Now that Gladys has made her journey home and is now resting
in the arms of Jesus, true to form, we leave you with one final scripture from her, for you to carry and
share: Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with
wings As eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Donna Sue James Lester, 68, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2017 at CAMC
General, Charleston, WV. She was born on September 15, 1948 in McConnel, WV a daughter of the late
Jacob and Macil Bailey James. Donna Sue was a member of the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Lucas Lane Lusk; and a brother Nelson
James. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years Wilson Esau Lester; a daughter Betty Jo (Corky)
Lusk of Cyclone; a son Johnny Esau Lester of Cyclone; a brother Billy (Patty) James of Denton, NC; two
grandchildren Angel Lusk and Jacob Lusk; three step grandchildren Zachary (Sammi Kay) Osborne,
Brittany (Adam) Miller and Brandi Osborne; three step great grandchildren Adalynn Miller, Lydia Miller
and Dason Griffin; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM
on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Rev.
Jackie Lusk, Rev. William Cook and Bro. Jed Tolliver officiating. She will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery,
Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Saturday, March
18, 2017 at the church.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Lucas Eric Marcum, 37, of Oceana , WV passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017  at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on October 16, 1979 in Beckley, WV a son of Lana Shadrick Marcum of
Kopper City Bottom and the late Ralph Vernon Marcum. Lucas is a graduate of Oceana High School. He is
preceded in death by his father. In addition to his mother survivors include a daughter Aleah Marcum of
Crouches Farm; a sister Claudia  and Wesley Sammons and their children Peyton and Allie Redden of
Lindside; a brother Ralphie Marcum and his son Steven Marcum of Kopper City Bottom; and a host of other
loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated.  E-mail letters of sympathy may
be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home.
Richard Allen Mott, 74, of Matheny, WV received his wings on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his home. He was
born on November 6, 1942 in Mobile, AL a son of the late Harold and Mildred Frost. He is preceded in death
by his parents. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years Solida Stevens Mott; four daughters Erica Mott
of Matheny, Dixie Hull of Matheny, Samantha Mott of Oceana and Amanda Mott of Matheny; eight
grandchildren Koby McCartney, Kendall Harold, Eric Hull, Sarah Hull, Hannah Hull, Payton Hull, Katlyn Clark
and Isabella Clark; two great grandchildren Mia Webb and Liam Webb; a cousin Cathy Parsons of Sun City,
AZ; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March
17, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor John Toler officiating. He
will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00
AM until time of service on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Koby McCartney,
David Porter, Glen Layton, Randy Fetty, Jeff Matthews and Donnie Harold.  E-mail letters of sympathy may
be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Felton Lee Pack, 72, of Gilbert , WV passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017  following an automobile
accident. He was born on February 22, 1945 in Matheny, WV a son of the late Phelton Lee and Woodsey Bell
Gravley Pack. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters Susie Pack and Ruby England;
a brother Franklin Gravley; four sister-in-law Lois Nelson, Corrine Gravley, Janice Hall and Nancy Hall; and
five brother-in-laws Joe Hall, Pearn Hall, Jarrison Hall, Leonard Nelson, Billy Belcher and Clarence England.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years Georgia Mae Hatfield Pack; two daughters Leisa Pack and  Joe
Meade of Gilbert and Loretta (Harlan) Christian of Glen Rogers; a son Leonard Lee (Misty Dawn) Pack of
Gilbert; two sisters Linda Belcher of Kimball and Patsy (Franklin D.) Hatfield of Parkersburg; four
grandchildren Anthony Meade, Kevin Christian, Loreisa Christian, Madison Pack and two due in 2017; four
great grandchildren Billy Meade, Ayden Meade, Anthony Joe Meade, Jr., Candice Christian and one great
grandson due in 2017; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. In keeping with
his wishes he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.     E-mail letters of sympathy
may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home.
Daniel Ward Farley, 76, of Oceana, WV passed away on April 10, 2017  at his home. He was born on April 14,
1940 in Pineville, WV a son of the late Rosevelt Lewis and Elizabeth Etta Buchanon Farley.  Daniel was of
the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Ada Hickman; and two
brother-in-laws Gordon Hickman and James Green. Survivors include two daughters Danna (Glenn)
Williams of Welch Pineville Road, WV and Teresa (Eddie) Davis of Forrest Hill, NC; a son Daniel Ward
(Melisa) Farley, Jr. of Carrollton, GA; two sisters Wilma Green of Pineville, WV and Imogene Farley of Key
Rock, WV; special niece Cathy (David) Jackson of Pineville, WV; special friends Trish Lester and Debbie
Stover both of Oceana, WV; four grandsons; four granddaughters; three great grandsons; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the
Fairview Cemetery, Pineville, WV with Rev. Norman Gray officiating. Friends may gather with the family
from Noon until 12:30 PM on Friday, April 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Luke "Roger" Kirkendall, 69, of Pineville, WV starting rejoicing in Heaven on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his
home. He was born on November 21, 1947 in Clear Fork, WV a son of the late Luther and Grasie Allen
Kirkendall. Luke was a retired coal miner of 28 years. A minister of the gospel for 31 years and enjoyed the
outdoors and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother
Jerry Kirkendall; a daughter Veronica Tonett Kirkendall; and a great granddaughter Amiela Faith Kirkendall.
Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 48 years Joyce Kirkendall; three sons Rodney
(Drema) Kirkendall of Kopperston, Fabian (Stacy) Kirkendall of SC and Elvis Kirkendall of Oceana; a daughter
Wanda (Rodney) Lusk of Cyclone; twelve grandchildren Matthew (Megan) Kirkendall of Kopperston, Shane
(Alyssa) Kirkendall of Cyclone, Rodney Dale (Jordan) Kirkendall of Kopperston, Noah Kirkendall of
Kopperston, Samantha Kirkendall of NY, Jaimee and Tanner Kirkendall of SC, Lindsay Simpson and Whittney
Kirkendall of Kopperston, Kyleisha Kirkendall and Cheyenna Lusk of Cyclone, Rodney "Rolo" Lusk of
Charleston; two sisters Geraldine (Bill) Hensley and Donna Jean (Vernon) Hawkins all of Ripley; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Herman Cook. He will be laid to rest in
Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Wednesday,
March 15, 2017 at the funeral home.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Kenneth Dwaine Brown, 77, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017  at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV following a long illness. KD was born on September 5, 1939 in Cyclone, WV a son of the
late Arthur Kenneth and Gladys Blankenship Brown. He was a United States Army Veteran, retired coal
miner and avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending his days in the mountains or on a riverbank. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Juanita and Randy Woolwine;
and a daughter and son-in-law Kolleena "Corky" and Roger Parsons. Those left to cherish his memory are
his wife of 58 years Hilda May Spencer Brown; a daughter Renee Pelphrey of Lynco; a son Kenneth "Bado"
Brown, Jr. and husband Ty Ostreicher of FL; a granddaughter Rebecca Stewart of Lynco; a grandson Roger
"Doozer" Parsons and wife Melanie of Lynco; three sisters Sue Ann Vigil and husband John of Indian Creek,
Peggy White and Betty Murphy both of Cyclone; two great grandsons David Adams and Joseph Parsons
both of Lynco; his two rescue dogs CoCo and Miley; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at Noon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook and Rev. Hannibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military
Rites. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 27,2017 until time of services at
the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Luke Blankenship, Roger "Doozer" Parsons, Kenneth "Bado" Brown,
Jr., Ty Ostreicher, Calvin Blankenship and John Vigil. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Kathy Marie Lyons Morgan, 63, of Sunhill, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 24, 2017 at
CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV. She was born on June 21, 1953 in Mullens, WV a daughter of
Ruby Lois Toler Lyons of Saulsville and the late Harmie Delford Lyons, Jr. Kathy attended the Sunhill
Freewill Baptist Church for 28 years, Clear Fork House of Prayer and sang with the Sounds of Victory
Quartet. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Kyle Jerry Dale Morgan; three
brothers Harmie Delford Lyons, III, Thomas Ray Lyons and David Eugene Lyons; a niece Melissa Workman;
mother and father-in-law Roscoe and Donna Jean Morgan; and a son-in-law Samuel Cochran. Survivors
include her loving husband of 39 years Jerry Myron Morgan; two daughters April Cochran of Indian Creek
and Sabrina Lynn Morgan of Clendenin; two sons Teddy Michael (Carolyn) Morgan and Dale Allen Morgan
all of Sunhill; three sisters Patricia Green of Saulsville, Phyllis Miller of Brenton and Franis Green of
Bluefield, VA; a brother Del Lyons of Sausville; nine grandchildren Cody Allen Cochran, Travis Gulley,
Micheale Morgan, Natasha Morgan, and  Britanie Morgan, Brandon Cochran, Matthew Gulley, Kevin Gulley
and Devin Gulley; one great grandson Samuel Cochran; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Little Country Church, Sunhill,
WV with Pastor Jay Blankenship and Rev. Allen Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest in G.C. Toler
Memorial Cemetery, Sunhill, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on Friday, April 28,
2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Helen Jane Buck Webb, 86, of Poca, WV formerly of Oceana, WV starting rejoicing in Heaven on Thursday,
March 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on January 22, 1931 in Blacksburg, VA. Helen was a member of
the Oceana First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 60
years Raymond Robert Webb. Survivors include two daughters Cindy Stewart and husband Danny of Poca
and Debbie Miller and husband Ronald "Butch" of Fairdale; a son Ray Webb, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL;
grandchildren Chris Stewart and companion Corie and their children Devon, Juliana, Amelia, Addie, Ashley
and Joel,  Erica Pompie and husband Jason and their children Aiden and Kendall, David "DJ" Blankenship
and partner Becky Cooper, Amber Cains and husband Brad, and Brandi Carter and husband Joe, and children
Logan, Riley, Trinity and Desirea; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Oceana First Baptist Church, Oceana, WV with Pastor Jerry
Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the church. Grandsons will
serve as pallbearers. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Leona Morgan Bishop, 64, of Indian Creek, WV passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV after an extremely courageous fight against cancer. She was born on December 6, 1952
in Coal Mountain, WV a daughter of the late Jackie Jean and Thelma Harper Morgan. Leona attended the
Brenton Baptist Church. She owned and operated her own beauty shop for almost 24 years. She loved and
cherished all of her clients dearly. Leona enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson with her husband and friends
more than anything. She was also an avid dirt track fan and Gentry's number one fan. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by two infant brothers; sister-in-law Irene Morgan; father-in-law Harless
Bishop; and brother-in-law Eugene Bishop. Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years Alvin Bishop; a
daughter Kelli and her husband Gentry Cline of Pineville; mother-in-law Kathleen Bishop of Beckley; a
brother Marvin Morgan of Verner; special fur babies Ellie and Elvis; and a host of other loving family and
friends. A celebration of Leona's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Tommy Knotts officiating. She will be laid to rest in
Short's Cemetery, Brier Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Saturday, April
29, 2017 at the funeral home. A thank you to Princeton Community Hospital, fourth floor Oncology staff,
Bowers Hospice House, and Dr. Rowena Chambers and staff. A special thank you to those friends who have
been there from the beginning with their love and support. Marilyn and Brad Toler, Janet and Ronnie
McLaughlin, Diane Vaselaros, Janet Morgan, Debbie and Henry Bishop, Brenda and Butch Butcher. E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Denis Audet, 75, of McGraws, WV passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV.He was born on November 12, 1941 in Quebec, Canada a son of the late Octavian and Scile
Audet. Denis was a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son
Rodney Audet and a great grandchild Anrek Steele. Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years Delois
Blankenship Audet; two granddaughters Megan (Samuel) Steele of Saulsville and Brittany Hatfield of
Hanover; a grandson Joe Audet of Saulsville; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Tuesday,
February 14, 2017 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Larry Sherill "Butch" Lambert, 71, of Ikes Fork, WV passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Logan
Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 3, 1945 in Matewan, WV a son of the late Arthur and
Rose Madalyn Estep Lambert. Butch attended the House of Gethsemane on Panther Iaeger Road. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Lambert; two sisters Maureen Cline and
Sherry Hardy; a brother Terry Lambert; and a special friend Ernestine Justice. Survivors include a daughter
Angie Lambert of Jasper, AL; a son Larry Lambert, Jr. of NC; a step-daughter Kim Heasley Stratton; a
step-son Tommy (Stacy) Heasley; a sister Linda (Macel) Stanley of Palatka, FL; two brothers Jeff (Wanda)
Lambert and Harry (Lenna Gaye) Lambert all of Ikes Fork; three grandchildren Deziray Lambert, Joshua
Lambert, and Abigail Lambert; four step grandchildren Elizabeth Heasley, Addison Heasley, Joseph Hall and
Kristen Hall; two step great grandchildren Cadie Stratton and Joseph Hall; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 10,  2017 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Danny Bowles officiating. Friends may gather with the family
from 6-9:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be
cremated following the services. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Thomas George Toler, 59, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home. He was
born on July 29, 1957 in Logan, WV a son of the late George "June" and Brooke "Brookie" Blankenship
Toler. Thomas attended the Little Pilgrim Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by two brothers Robert and Arvis Toler; and three sisters Rosie Racine Toler, Carolyn
(Danny) Osborne and Mildred Sizemore. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years Ida Ellen Lusk Toler;
a daughter Christal (John) Marshall of Dayton, VA; a son David Lusk and companion Staci Shriver of
Cyclone; a sister Freda (Richard) Walls of Uniontown, PA; a brother Jim (Claire) Toler of Cyclone; four
grandchildren Harleigh, Devin, Haleigh and Lily; a sister-in-law Sue Toler of Oneida, TN; a brother-in-law
Paul Sizemore of Cyclone; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Chet Clay officiating. He will be laid to rest in Toler's Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be family and friends.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Lacy Kennis "Tojo" Stewart, 86, of Oceana, WV passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 following a short
illness at CAMC, Charleston, WV. he was born on August 3, 1930 in Matheny, WV a son of the late Crawford
K. and Laura Stewart. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by a brother Donald K. Stewart; two sisters Ernestine Fletcher and Beatrice Hood. Those
left to cherish his memory are three sons Terry Michael Stewart of Beckley, Gary (Angie) Stewart of
Pineville and Lacy (Amanda) Stewart of Blythewood, SC; a daughter Sherry (Freddie) Bragg of Oceana; four
grandchildren Kristin (Josh) Stewart, Danielle Stewart and fiancé' Josh Jedra, Brandon Stewart and
Matthew Stewart; two great grandchildren Sophie and Landon Stewart; special friends Raymond Walker
and Dale Stewart; several nieces, nephews and host of other loving family and friends. A celebration of
Lacy's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Doc Adkins officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Saturday,
February 11, 2017 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Sharon  Lynn Frazier Pennington, 68, of Sabine, WV passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at her home.
She was born on February 12, 1948 in Sabine, WV a daughter of the late Hubert and Hydrith Price Frazier.
Sharon attended the Glen Fork Church of God. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband of 50 years William Pennington; two sons Edward and Danny Pennington; a daughter Melissa
Stapleton; and two brothers Ricky and Danny Frazier. Survivors include six grandchildren Brittany (Dougie)
Hatfield of Hanover, Courtney Stapleton, Derrek Stapleton, Christopher Stapleton all of Matheny, Austin
Pennington of McGraws and Devan Pennington of Beckley; two great grandchildren Cayden Riffe and Tyler
Hatfield  both of Hanover; a brother Charles (Etta) Frazier of VA; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Special thanks to her sister-in-law Eva Pennington, Hospice of Southern WV and special friends
Vickie Hatten and Rhonda Allen. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 13, 2017 in
the Chapel of Stafford family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Darrell Stapleton and Rev Cecil Thompson
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. Special thanks to Hospice of Southern West Virginia. E-mail letters of sympathy
may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Teresa Dawn Trent, 43, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV went to Heaven on Monday, February 6, 2017 at ARH,
Beckley, WV. She was born on October 23, 1973 in Mullens, WV a daughter of Teresa Trent of Shannon Mill
Creek and the late Kenny Trent. Teresa was a 1991 graduate of Baileysville High School. In addition to her
father she is preceded in death by grandparents Leonard and Pearl Trent and Harrison and Ruby Morgan;
eight uncles and seven aunts. In addition to her mother survivors include two sisters Kelley Ball and
husband Jonathan and Tara Trent and companion AJ Hatfield; two nephews Austin and Jacob Ball all of
Shannon Mill Creek; uncles and aunts James and Mary Morgan of Turkey Creek, Rita and Arvil Jessie of NC,
Dorothy and Arnold Goins of NC, Sherry Morgan of FL, Kathy and Mark Jeffrey of TN, Timmy and Lou Trent
of OH, Leck and Kristy Trent of KY, Jimmy and Lila Trent of WV, Robbie Trent of Wyoming, Alice Trusty of
IN, John R. Edwards of Turkey Creek, Shirley Trent of Marianna, Jan and Doug Calloway of Beckley and
Becky Trent of OH; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM
on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Shannon Mill Creek, WV with Bro.
Wayne Bailey and Bro. Larry Day officiating. She will be laid to rest in Trent Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Sunday, February12, 2017
at the church. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Ball, AJ Hatfield, Chris Ball, Clayton Trent, Chad Johnston,
Chuckie Steele, Jeremy Bailey. Honorary pallbearers Austin Ball and Jacob Ball. E-mail letters of sympathy
may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Chester Junior Dean, 61, of Matheny, WV went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. He was
born on September 25, 1955 in Welch, WV a son of the late Bill and Juanita Burgess Dean. Chester was a
loving and devoted husband. His hobbies included wagon rides and community events with his loved horses
Maude, Toot and Lightening. He was the proud owner of C&T Towing and Recovery, and loved by all that
knew him. He attended Matheny Church of God and stood for honesty, integrity and took pride in all that he
did. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Hatie Maynor of Clear Creek; and two
brother-in-laws Ken Maynor and Pete Evans. Survivors include his best friend and loving wife of 34 years
Teresa Flaugher Dean; three sisters Mary (Frank) Gurskey of Michigan, Brenda (Teddy) Vance of Iaeger and
Judy Evans of Matheny; three brothers Billy (Donna) Dean of GA, Lee (Ruth) Dean of VA and Lewis Dean of
FL; his closest friends Frank Graham, Wade White and Ricky McCoy; and a host of nieces, nephews, family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Monday, March 6th at the Matheny Church of God with
Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens. Friends may gather with
the family from 6-9PM on Sunday, March 5th at the church.  The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Jesse Lee Walker, Jr., 49, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his home. He was born
on September 10, 1967 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Jesse and Patricia Harper Walker, Sr.  In addition
to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant sister Glora Ann Walker; a nephew Charles Anthony
Lusk, Jr.; a niece Cassandra Walls; and  brother-in-law Charles Anthony Lusk, Sr. Survivors include five
sisters Dora Lusk of Hanover, Lenora Ellis of Oceana, Melissa Terry of Asheboro, NC, Georgette Baxter of
Brenton and Misty (David) Godfrey and husband of Baileysville; a brother Kenneth Walker of Brenton;
three nieces Crystal Thomas of Mullens, Amanda White of Brenton and Leslie Walker of Oceana; seven
nephews Chadrick Walker of Mullens, Andrew Lusk of Herndon, Jeremy Ellis of Pineville, Jessie Richmond
of Asheboro, NC, Joshua Richmond of Asheboro, NC, Jeremiah Walker of Princeton and Justin Blackburn
of Huntington; five great nieces; twelve great nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Barry Brooks officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 10:00 AM until time of services on Friday, May 5,
2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jerry Southern, Andrew Lusk, Chadrick Lusk, Kenny Walker,
Bill Johnson and David Godfrey. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the funeral home. E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Linda Lou Payne Collings, 76, of Clear Fork, WV passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017
at her home. She was born on February 7, 1941 in Landville, WV a daughter of the late Burb
Payne and Athleen Davis Payne Southard. Linda was a 1959 graduate of Baileysville High
School. She worked at various manufacturing facilities in Indiana, worked for Island Creek
Coal Company in Coal Mountain and worked at Clarice's Flower Shop in Gilbert. She became a
Christian in 1966 and she wrote a play called "Heaven, Hell and the Rapture" in the early 70's
and attended Big Cub Missionary Baptist Church. Her hobbies were painting, sewing,
crafting, gardening, interior decorating and shopping. She is preceded in death by her
parents. Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years Louis A. Collings; her children
Gregory (Debra ) Collings of Franklinton, NC, Tanya (Eddie) Stokes of Clear Fork and Shana
(Charlie) Hamilton of Coal Mountain; grandchildren Joshua (Christi) Stokes of Conneaut, OH,
Shane (Brie) Collings of Franklinton, NC, Sabrina (Jeremy) Thompson of Shady Spring and
Brittany (David) Wampler of Louisburg, NC; great grandchildren Rachel, Sara,  and Abby
Stokes, Kylie and Wyatt Collings of Franklinton, NC, Grayson Thompson of Shady Spring;
Khloe, Logan and Mason Wampler of Louisburg, NC; sister Patricia (Wesley) Adkins of Clear
Fork; brothers James (Sue) Payne of Clear Fork and Charles "Zeke" (Charlotte) Southard of
Coal Mountain. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Big
Cub Missionary Baptist Church, Coal Mountain, WV with Pastor Glenn Hatfield officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Hatfield Cemetery, Coal Mountain, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6:00 PM on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the church.  Pallbearers will be Clyde
Harding, Joshua Stokes, Shane Collings, David Wampler, Mark Muncy, Stevie Carter, Jeremy
Thompson and Steven Hessleberg. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Loving daughter, wife, mother and sister Lida "Shena" Delena Browning Lucas, 46, of Pineville, WV
formerly of Greensboro, NC left this world on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home. She was  born on June
5, 1970 in Logan, WV a daughter of Deborah Gail Kenneda Browning Hurley of Pineville and the late Rev.
Terry Allen Browning. Shena was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a
brother Zionel Neal Browning; grandparents Jason and Velva Kenneda and Ola and Zola Browning; and a
niece Tanisha Browning.  In addition to her mother those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 24
years Jimmy Lee Lucas of Greensboro, NC; a son Tanner Lucas of Greensboro, NC; two brothers Scotty
Browning and wife Ronnie Sue  of Simon and Terry  Browning and wife Stephany of Justice; step-father
James Hurley of Pineville; step-brother Jamie Hurley and wife April of Canton, GA; step-son Stephen Lucas
of Greensboro, NC; step-grandchild Christopher Lucas of Greensboro, NC; special God parent's Albert and
Bernece Keneda; two nephews Cody Browning and wife Emily and Dalton Browning; two nieces Jaci
Browning and Madison Hurley; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Lonnie Blankenship and Rev. Landon Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to
rest in Kennedy Cemetery, Foundation Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the funeral home. Family members will serve as pallbearers.   E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home.
Jack Harding Ritchie, 96, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. He was born on October 13,
1920 in Princeton, WV a son of the late Charles C. Ritchie, Sr., and Mary Nidiffer Ritchie. Jack grew up in
Bud, WV, and was a 1938 graduate of Herndon High School. He and his wife Novella were the owners and
operators of Jack's Transfer in Oceana. As an agent for United Van Lines, he moved people in and out of
Wyoming County for many years. They owned Ritchie's Furniture from 1956 until their retirement in 1989.
Jack was a well respected, honest businessman, who treated everyone fairly. He was always a true
gentleman. Until his health deteriorated, Jack faithfully attended Crany Missionary Baptist Church. He
helped to establish the Oceana Fire Department and also was instrumental in bringing a bank to Oceana. He
was one of the original directors of the Bank of Oceana and was extremely proud of his fifteen years of
service as a director without missing a single board meeting. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in
death by his wife of 66 years, business partner and true love of his life, Novella Cozort Ritchie; his brothers
Charles C. Ritchie, Jr. and Paul C.  Ritchie, and their wives Dorothy, Marguerite and Pat; his sisters Mary
Terry, Josephine Canterbury Adkins and Rachel Cozort Lamb, and their husbands Walt, Doug, Mason,
Vaughn and Harold; sisters-in-law Grace McGraw and Virginia Kennedy; and several nieces and nephews. He
is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Betty and Fred Halsey; his granddaughter Andrea Fatony and her
husband Dana; and his great grandson Dallas Fatony. He will be sadly missed by his family, his many friends,
especially his good friends Bill and Regina Cook, and his caregivers. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM
on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV, with Rev. Raybon Cook
and Rev. William Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bill Cook, Jim Cozort, Dana Fatony, Fred Halsey, Don Miller, Howard Mullins, Larry Reed
and Kenneth Stepp. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Jerry Wade Roberts, 45, of Brier Creek, WV passed on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at his home. He was born
on September 5, 1971 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Shelby Roberts and Helen Toler Walker. He is
preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his companion Robin Lynn Belcher; a daughter Brittany
Roberts of Martinsville, IN; two grandchildren Tristen Roberts and Kaden Thomas; three brothers Timmy
Roberts of Clear Fork, Kevin (Lynda) Roberts of Laurel Branch and Terry Roberts of Glen Fork; two nieces
Kelsey (Derick) Cline of Glen Fork and Desera Roberts of Laurel Branch; two nephews Derek Hearns of
Oceana and Dillion Roberts of VA; and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be
held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Laurel Branch Church of God, Laurel Branch, WV with
Rev. Sammie Lester and Rev. Seth Cline officiating.  In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Burns Duane Short, 67, of Brenton, WV passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Beckley VAMC, Beckley,
WV. He was born on December 19, 1949 in Baileysville, WV a son of the late Verlin and Flora Foster Short.
He is a 1967 graduate of Baileysville High School and a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. In addition to
his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Imogene Justus Short; a son Carl Douglas Short; two sisters
Verlene Bradford and Elizabeth Daniels. Survivors include two daughters Lena (Aaron) Younce of Hickory,
NC and Donna White of Brenton; a son Michael (Alegisha) Short of Brenton; a sister Janet Spears of
Matheny; a brother Larry (Dixie) Short of Pineville; seven grandchildren; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held Noon on Friday, May 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Friends
may gather with the family from 10:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Dorothy Carol Smith, 56, of Beckley, WV passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Mont Carl White, 64, of Greenwood, WV went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Pikeville
Medical Center, Pikeville, KY after a long illness. He was born on December 12, 1952 in Bald Knob, WV a son
of the late Charlie and Eva Marie Osborne White. He was an active church member of Brown's Branch
Freewill Baptist Church. He loved to go fishing, camping and putting smiles on people's faces.  In addition
to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Virgil White; and grandparents Charlie Osborne,
Manervia Osborne Dempsey and Kemper and Emma White; step grandfather Charlie Dempsey. Survivors
include three brothers Roger (Eileen) White of Bald Knob, John White of Greenwood and Carlos (Debbie)
White of Greenwood; and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at Noon on
Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Brown's Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Gordon, WV with Pastor Phil Rowe
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Jasper Workman Cemetery, Greenwood, WV. Friends may gather with
the family after 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the church.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent
at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Kail Michael "Mike" Robinson, 65, of Brenton, WV departed this life  on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his
home. He was born September 25, 1951 in Pineville, WV the son of the late Kail and Emma Faye Grose
Robinson. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father-in-law Clinton Cline and a
granddaughter Sarah Elaine Morgan. Mike was a faithful friend, loving husband, father and grandfather. He
was employed for 36 years with Dominion Gas Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood working
and was a proud United States Army Vietnam Veteran. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife
of 44 years Luella "Lou" Robinson; a son fishing and hunting buddy Joe (Mary Ann) Robinson of Robinette,
a grandson Cody (Brandi) Green of Man; two brothers Jim (Teresa) Robinson of Statesville, NC and Jerry
Robinson of Pineville; a sister Judy Robinson of Pineville; mother-in-law Nora Cline of Hanover; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday, February 16th at
Stafford Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Lester officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Friends may
gather with the family from 6-9PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's organization. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Glenda Kay Daniels Hatfield, 52, of MacArthur, WV formerly of Cyclone passed away on Saturday, May 13,
2017 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on July 2, 1964 in Man, WV  the daughter of the
late Dewey and Clara Daniels. Glenda was a 1982 graduate of Oceana High School. In addition to her parents
she is preceded in death by her husband Wirt Hatfield, III; and a brother Donald Daniels. Survivors include
her children Jordan (TJ) Sams of Oceana, Jason Hatfield of Oceana and Joshua Hatfield of the home; a
brother Norman (Edwina) Daniels of Ripley; two sisters Brenda (Tim) Riley of MacArthur and Rhonda
(Jamie) Fortner of Rutland, OH; a sister-in-law Annetta Daniels; several nieces, nephews and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jamie Fortner officiating. She will be laid to
rest in Brown's Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of
services on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home.
Nancy Darlene Brewster Allen, 63, of Indian Creek, WV passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at
Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. She was born on February 24, 1953 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the
late Jasper James and Delma Irene Miller Brewster. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by
two brothers Jackie and Richard Brewster; and a sister Carolyn Brewster. Survivors include a daughter
Jennifer Bennett of Indian Creek; a son Thomas James Allen of Indian Creek; two grandchildren Ariel
Bennett and Matthew Allen; a brother Marvin Brewster; and a host of other loving family and friends. In
keeping with her wishes she will be cremated. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Dollie Jean Blankenship Collins, 82, of Brenton, WV passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at CAMC
Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV. She was born on April 3, 1935 in Simon, WV a daughter of the late Wirt
Lee and Margaret Sadie Kennedy Blankenship. Dollie attended the Brenton Baptist Church. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Jack Collins; two brothers Vennie (Helen)
Blankenship and Benjamin Blankenship; a sister Marie Blankenship; and sister-in-law Linda Blankenship.
Survivors include three daughters Linda Collins of Brenton, Deborah Collins of Brenton and Eva (Michael)
Leonard of Big Stone Gap, VA; a son Jackie Collins of Brenton; six brothers Jay Blankenship of Simon,
Hobert (Retha) Blankenship of Clear Fork, Allen (Betty) Blankenship of Clear Fork, Jonathan "Nub" (Lois)
Blankenship of Oceana, Lonnie (Donna) Blankenship of Saulsville and Firg Proffitt of Oceana; five
grandchildren Dylan Bailey, Kaley Bailey, Demi Leonard, Gregory Mitchell and Leroy Wallace; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at
Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV with Pastor Tommy Knotts officiating. Friends may
gather with the family from 12-1:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Terry Lee Adams, 48, of Short Pole, WV passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at CAMC General Hospital,
Charleston, WV. He was born on October 24, 1968 in Bluefield, WV a son of the late Leansy and Ruby Adkins
Adams. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Cathy Ann Browning. Survivors include
his wife of 13 years Wanda Lorene Lester Adams; children Rico (Kelli) Adams, TJ Adams, Billy Adams,
Savannah Adams and Sara Lester; brothers Junior Browning of Vansant, VA, Nick (Sue) Adams of Brenton
and Bucky (Pat) Adkins of Stewart, VA; sisters Linda (Teddy) Meadows of Splendor Valley, Tina Lester of
Long Pole, Sherry (Felix) Steele of Short Pole and Myrtle (Eddy) Bailey of Long Pole; grandchildren Addison,
Nevaeh, Kyra and Gabriella; a special niece Heather Odom; special nephew Joey Lester; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Jeremiah
House of Faith, Hanover, WV with Rev. Lena Jackson officiating. He will be laid to rest in Bailey Cemetery,
Long Pole, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of services on Sunday, May 21,
2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be friends and family. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home.
Danny Ray Gobel, 55, of Ballard, WV passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home after a long
battle with cancer. He was born on June 22, 1961 in Welch, WV a son of the late Benson McKinley and
Rosemary Lambert Gobel, Sr. Danny was of the Baptist Faith and a mechanic. He enjoyed time with his
family and watching preaching. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his maternal  
grandparents John and Bertha Lambert; paternal grandparents John and Lillie Gobel; a brother Robin
Gobel; and a son Aaron Hunt.  Survivors include his companion Sylvia Gibson of Beckley; a sister Diane
Gobel of Pineville; four brothers Benson, Jr. and Shelia Gobel of Bozoo, Glen and Lisa Gobel of Matheny,
Billy and Jessica Gobel of Cabin Creek and Jimmy and Stephanie Gobel of Man; a granddaughter Lakayan
Hunt; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes
he will be cremated. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Rodney Lee "Lil' Rod" Osborne, Jr., 26, of Lynco, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 16,
2017 following a long illness at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. He was born on September 18, 1990 in
Logan, WV a son of Yvonne Marie "Heidi" Acord Osborne of Lynco and the late Rodney Lee Osborne, Sr. In
addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandparents Romie and Sharon Osborne and James and
Helen Acord; uncle Richard Lee Osborne, aunt Patsy "Sissy" Blankenship; great grandmother Lura Osborne;
and several great uncles and aunts. In addition to his mother survivors include a brother Trevor Lee
Osborne of Cyclone; special cousin Brittany (Matt) Cline and C.J.  (Savannah) Blankenship all of Cyclone;
two aunts Neva Acord of Oceana and Robin (Paul) Grubb of Bluefield, VA; an uncle James" Hippie"
(Debbie) Acord of Oceana; cousins Garrett, Addison, Hunter, Bryson, Carli, Tyler, Joseph and Virginia; very
special friend Owen Duffy of Cyclone; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be
held at 1:00 PM Monday, May 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev.
Roland Cook and Rev. William Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Lusk Cemetery, Cyclone, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Donavan James White, 39, of Oceana, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his
home following a long illness. He was born on January 27, 1978 in Logan, WV a son of Rev. Tommy Wayne
and Pauline Caudill White of Cyclone. Donavan attended the Lynco Pentecostal House of Prayer and  a 1997
graduate of Oceana High School. He loved the simple things of life fishing and playing a game of ball, his
passion was his softball buddies. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Raymond and Mary White and
Alfred and Juanita Caudill. In addition to his parents survivors include his wife of 8 years Catherine May
Smith White; a nephew Malachi "Little Bub" White of Cyclone; sisters Sabrina (Josh) Hatfield of Lynco,
Mary Person of Lundale, Kim (Jimmy) Bias of Accoville and Tammy Browning of Lorado; a brother Jimmy
(Tammy) Arthur of Accoville; Father-in-law  Junior (Alicia) Smith of Harrisonburg, VA;a friends whom was
like a brother Big Mike Cook of NC; and a host of wonderful nieces, nephews, his softball buddies and other
loving family and friends.   Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Lynco
Pentecostal House of Prayer, Lynco, WV with Pastors Patty and Larry Morgan officiating. Donavan will rest
peacefully at the White Family Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM
on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family is being served
by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Alexis E. D. Sizemore, left this world to play with the angels in God's playground, just before she was born
on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. Alexis is the daughter of
Jackie Ryan and Amber Dawn Spurlock Sizemore of Horner, WV. She is preceded in death by her brother
Jordan Sizemore; great grandparents Lee and Ramona Sizemore and Jewell Pettry; an aunt Melissa Spurlock;
and great aunt Patricia Tilley. Left to cherish her memory are her loving parents; four brothers Noah, Elijah,
Ethan and Jackson Sizemore; grandparents Colinda Spurlock of TN and Jack and Thelma Sizemore of
Ravencliff; three uncles Jacob (Kaitlyn) Sizemore of Horner, Justin (Joni) Sizemore of Revencliff and Joshua
Sinecoff of TN; two aunts Melissa (Chris) Greer of Ravencliff and Rebecca (Julo) Bernabe of FL; and a host
of other loving family and friends.  Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017
at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Robert Mitchell "Bob" Asbury, 89, of Brenton, WV departed this life  on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at his
home. He was born March 6, 1927 in McDowell County, WV the son of the late Thomas Benton and Mary
Jane Muncy Asbury. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Tommy and Bill Asbury. Bob was a former
teacher at Baileysville High School, a member of the WVEA, Masons, the Royal Arch, Bluefield Commander
and Baileysville Baptist Church. He was a US Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. Those left to
cherish his memory are his loving wife of 32 years Mary Edith Baker Asbury; a daughter Dawn Ogilvie of
Winchester, VA; a son Mark Baker of KY; eight grandchildren David (Kristen) Baker, Brittani (Phil) Baker,
Brooke Ogilvie, Gene Ogilvie III, Holly Ogilvie, Garrett Kyle Ogilvie, Bobbi Baker and Raymond Baker;
twelve great grandchildren;  an adopted daughter Judy Robinson of Pineville; sister-in-law Barbara Asbury
of Murfreesboro, TN; a niece Elizabeth (Richard) Haught; a nephew Robert (Doris) Asbury of
Murfreesboro, TN; great nieces and nephews Caitlin (Marty), Cristen, David, Brad, Jessica, Brian, Sarah
and Shelby; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be at 7: 00 PM on Friday,
February 17, 2017 at Baileysville Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Harvey officiating. In keeping with his
wishes he will be cremated following the service. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct
Military Rites. Visitation will be from 6-7PM and after the service until 9:00 on Friday at the church. In lieu
of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Bob's Memory. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Dana Lynn Salyer Prillaman, 69, of Oceana, WV passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at her home
following a rigorous battle with cancer. She was born on July 16, 1947 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late
James Carl and Rachel Shortridge Salyer. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband
of 43 years George Shockey "Shock" Prillaman; and a brother Edward Salyer. Survivors include a daughter
Rachel Susan Prillaman of Oceana; a son Reuben James Prillaman and wife Michelle of Oceana; a sister Mary
Alfrey of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; two brothers Grover Clinton (Sofia) Salyer of Houston, TX and Ira Carl Salyer
of Hattiesburg, MS; Five grandchildren Brianna Prillaman, Gabby Prillaman, Aaron Hoosier, Olivia Hoosier
and Ashley Blevins; her pet dog Dimples; and a host of other loving family and friends. A dinner in
celebration of her life will be held from 6-8:00 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Westside High
School Common Area, Clear Fork, WV. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Richard Carper, 74, of Oceana, WV passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV. He was born on April 27, 1943 in Oceana, WV a son of the late Callie Lee and Margie Carper.
Richard was a member of the UMWA and attended the Pineville In Jesus Name Church of God. He is
preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include a daughter Tabatha (Emory Dale) Crouse of
Kopperston; two sons Richard (Patty) Carper, Jr. and Gene Carper all of Oceana; three sisters Ginger
Blankenship of Oceana, Thelma  Dancy of Cleveland, OH and Evelyn Blankenship of Oceana; a brother Phil
Carper of Oceana; two grandchildren Josh and Dee Crouse; friend Betty Trent of Mullensville; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Leroy Lester and Elmer Dunlap officiating.
He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
11:00 AM until time of services on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family
and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.
Howard "Fillmore" Dixon, 78, of Clear Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12,
2015 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born April 29, 1938 in Beeson, WV a son of the late
Howard L. "John" and Josephine Beaver Dixon. Fillmore was a loving husband, father, grandfather and
great grandfather. He was a member of Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, attended the Advent Christian
Church and a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife
Nancy Fleenor Dixon and a brother Dudney Dixon. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 8
1/2 years Janet Short Dixon; two children Renee (Ronald) Dixon Brown and Howard F. Dixon, Jr. all of
Jarratt, VA; two grandchildren Ashley (Chris) Brown Page of Jarratt, VA and Austin Noah Dixon of
Emporia, VA; two great grandchildren CJ Page and Drew Page; two step-sons James "Keith" Goins of AL
and Jason Edward (Tracy) Goins of Salisbury, NC; two sisters Judy (Sam) Francis of Glen Fork and Mary
Cline Ellison of Pineville; a brother Ballard (Wilhelmina) Dixon of Oceana; step-grandchildren Erika (Hayes)
Lusk of Clear Fork, Jarrod Goins of Man, Josh Goins and Ashley Goins both of Salisbury, NC; step-great
grandchildren Hayden Lusk, Breella Lusk and Jaxton Goins; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the Advent Christian Church, Clear
Fork, WV, with Rev. Sam Francis and Rev. Eddie B. Aliff, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of service on
Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be David Maynor, Ron Hall, Dakota Dixon, Ballard Dixon, Jr., Greg
Pennington, Donald Samples, Justin Smith and Micah Short and Honorary Pallbearer Mark Cook E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
John 5:28, 29 –" . . . the hour is coming in which all those in the Memorial tombs will hear his voice and
come out. . . " Doris Faith Bailey, 72, of Oceana, WV passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on July 21, 1944 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Bebe
Scarberry and her foster father Clarence Haney.  She was baptized alongside her mother in 1958 and
attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Doris’ devotion to Jehovah and the Kingdom message
was whole-souled. She never missed an opportunity to let people know about the truth and God’s Word.  
She displayed her love for Jehovah through the way she lived her life and delighted in distributing Bible
based literature and talking with everyone that she met about Jehovah.  Even during her times of severe
illness and long stays in the hospital, she talked to the nurses and doctors about Jehovah. Survivors include
her loving husband of 53 years Marvin Raydell Bailey, Sr.; her children Mary Crosbie, Dell Bailey, Jetha
Wagner, Ben Bailey and James Jonathan Bailey; grandchildren James Crosbie, Jon-Morgan Crosbie, Ben
Bailey, Jr., Dell Bailey, Jr. Garrett Bailey, Maddox Wagner, Cannon Wagner, Alex Keeney, Mazie Keeney,
Owen Keeney and Gabe Keeney; great grandchildren Sawyer Crosbie and Mason Crosbie; a sister Cheryl
Reece; and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Welch, WV with her son-in-law Richard
Wagner officiating. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated.
Kenneth James "Jimmy" Toler, 61, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at his home. He
was born on February 10, 1956 in Pineville, WV a son of the late Walter Junior and Shirley Jean Pratt Toler.
Jimmy was a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Helen Rita
Bailey Toler. Survivors include a son Donald (Kelly) Bailey of Oceana; two grandchildren Alexandria and
Brooke Bailey; a sister Veanna Lynn (Jimmy) Roberts of Statesville, NC; two nieces Tammy (Andy) Elmore of
Statesville, NC and Amy Hicks of Salisbury, NC; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Randall Topping officiating. He will be laid to rest in Gilley's Cemetery, Clear
Fork, WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 1:00 PM until time of services on Thursday, February 23,
2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
John Floyd Reed, 64, of Bud, WV passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at CAMC General Hospital,
Charleston, WV. He was born on June 16, 1952 in Princeton, WV, a son of the late Ola and Glacie Virginia
Reed.  In addition to his parents, two brothers Roger and Doug Reed, also preceded him in death. Floyd
was a retired logger and a member of the Garwood Church of God. Survivors include his two sons Eric and
Zackary Reed both of Bud; five sisters Loma Adkins of Bud, Shirley Rash of Sophia, Eva (Mickey) McClure
of Columbus, OH, Kathy (Ray) Walls of Stephenson and Susie Reed of Basin;  three brothers Denny (Judy)
Reed of Basin, James (Ann) Reed of Basin and Ray Reed of Princeton; his caretaker and friend Vicky Lusk;  
and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Noon on
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Garwood Church of God, Garwood, WV with Pastor Ricky Shrewsbury
officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Reed Family Cemetery, Basin, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 6 - 9:00 PM on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Rosalie Roberts Toler, 71, of Clear Fork, WV. Jesus called her home to join her husband, grandson and other
loving family in Heaven on May 28, 2017 in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV a daughter of the late
Troy and Nannie Bell Neace Roberts. Rosalie attended the Sunhill Country Church and former employee of  
Magic Mart. She was an amazing mother and enjoyed canning, quilting and spending time with her family.
She lived her life to care for others.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving
husband of 48 years Lonnie Jene Toler; a grandson Justin Carter;  three sisters Sarah Cook, Margaret Brooks
and Mary Toler; three brothers Sim Roberts, Shelby Roberts and Freeman Roberts. Survivors include two
daughters Angela (Elmer) Carter of Skin Fork and Monica (Adam) Harvey of Toler's Farm; a son Lonnie Dale
(Amanda) Toler of Laurel Branch; two sisters Serena Graham of Pineville and Sheba Brooks of Glen Rogers;
a brother John (Gloria) Roberts of Laurel Branch; three grandsons Matthew Carter, Katie Toler and Wynter
Harvey; and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday,
June 2, 2017 at the Sunhill Country Church, Sunhill, WV with Pastor Jay Blankenship and Rev. Bill Goode
officiating. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated and burial will take place at Toler Cemetery.
Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the
church. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Douglas "Rosco" Runyon, 61, of Jesse, WV passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on March 28, 1955 in Welch, WV a son of the late Edward Lee and Joan
Lambert Runyon. Rosco was a member of the UMWA. He loved his grandchildren, working on cars and the
sheriff's department. Rosco was always ready to help out anyone.  He is preceded in death by his parents .
Survivors include his loving wife Ruby McComas Runyon; a daughter Deanna and Mike Tolliver of Jesse; two
granddaughters Coley and Haley Tolliver of Jesse; two brothers Charlie and Kim Runyon of Turkey Dip and
Frankie and Teresa Runyon of Lynco; a nephew Clay Runyon; a niece Holly Trent; sister-in-law Macie
McComas; and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jerry
Graham officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Jesse, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mike Johnson, Tim
Ellison, Brad Ellison, Eric McKinney, Sheril Parker and Jimmy White.  The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Charles Edward Morgan, 72, of Lynco, WV passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Select Specialty of
St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, WV. He was born on January 31, 1945 in Lynco, WV a son of the late Lewis
Bailey  and Leona Mae Barnett Morgan. Survivors include two sisters Anna Kile of Villa Rica, GA and Ruby
Cox and husband Steve of Lynco; a brother Earl Morgan and wife Connie of Pineville; and a host of nieces,
nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Highland Memory Gardens, Logan, WV with Rev. William Cook
officiating.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Nancy Helen Whisenant Nichols, 74, of Oceana, WV passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2017 in Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV. Nancy was a lifelong resident of Oceana. She was born on March 9, 1943 in
Oceana, WV a daughter of the late Horace and Katherine Kidd Whisenant and the devoted wife of her late
husband of 51 years, Lewis Nichols. She attended the Lilly Haven Baptist Church, and a 1961 graduate and
cheerleader of Oceana High School. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. In addition to her parents,
and husband she is preceded in death by her brothers Harold, Homer, Max and Benny Joe; sisters Ruth,
Jean and Betty. Nancy will be sadly missed by her surviving family- brothers and sisters Charles of Salt Lick,
KY, Bobby of Leesville, SC, Bryant of Oceana and David of Mechanicsville, VA, Anna Faye Jarrett of
Charleston, Mary Caldararo of Elkin, NC and many nieces, nephews and family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1PM on Tuesday, June 6th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Pastor
Algie Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from 11AM until time of services on Tuesday, June 6th. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Vonnie Roberts Mullins, 79, of Garland, WV passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her home, following a
long illness. Born February 14, 1938 in Panther the daughter of the late Bill and Okie Blankenship Roberts.
She attended the Church of Zion in Ikes Fork. Vonnie enjoyed gardening, cooking for people and attending
church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Billy Mullins; two sons Clyde
(Tiny) Mullins and Clinton Mullins; a daughter Shirley Mullins; a granddaughter Amanda Tiny Mullins; a
grandson Brandon Church; a great grandson Brayden Mullins; and six sister Edith Vanover, Loretta
Christian, Cleo Steele, Hazel Matney, Jeraldine "Jo" Steele and Daisy Riffe.   Survivors include four sons
Thurman (Lisa) Mullins of Iaeger, Leonard (Brenda) Mullins of Hensley, Chris (Angie) Mullins of Panther
and Charles (Sabrina) Mullins of Iaeger; four daughters Gracie (Mike) Kennedy of Iaeger, Drema "Crickett"
(Keith) DeLong of Avondale, Rita Chaffins of Ieager, and her "Baby" Courtney Mullins of the home;
daughter-in-law Delena Mullins of Garland; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two sisters Barbara
Pennington and Betty Jean Jude; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special person she came to love as
her own, Gabby Blevins; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00
PM on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Christ Cathedral, Iaeger, WV with Rev. Danny Bowles, Pastor Elzie
Blankenship and Rev. Butch White officiating. She will be laid to rest in Doyle Riffe Cemetery, Bear Town,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the church. Thank you
Gabby for not only what you've done for mommy, but our family as well. A special Thanks to Nancy Blevins,
Crickett Slone and Danny Bowles for the many late night phone calls for prayer and to Hilda Lively for all the
thoughtfulness shown to the family. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Michael Owen Duffy, 39, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord following a short illness on
Sunday, June 4, 2017 in CAMC General, Charleston, WV. He was born on August 9, 1977 in Man, WV a son of
Owen and Betty Jane Gibson Duffy, Jr. of Cyclone. Michael attended Joseph Baptist Church and was a 1995
graduate of Oceana High School. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Owen H. and Elsie Mae
Osborne Duffy and Aldie Gibson; uncles and aunts Peggy Duffy Osborne, Johnny Duffy, Betty Duffy Gibson
and Herbert Gibson; and a cousin Jeremy Lee Gibson. In addition to his parents survivors include a daughter
Jessica Duffy of Cyclone; a son Alex Sinecoff of Cyclone; a sister Teresa Duffy of Cyclone; his grandmother
Annie Gibson of Cyclone; a nephew Nelson Workman of Cyclone; his companion Yvonne Osborne of Lynco;
several uncles, aunts and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM
on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Joseph Baptist Church, Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the church. In keeping
with his wishes he will be cremated following the service. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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Kevin Wayne Hash, 50, of Glen Fork, WV passed away on Monady, June 5, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV. He was born on February 25, 1967 in Beckley, WV a son of the late Sebert J. and Lessie
Lafferty Hash.  Kevin was a 1986 graduate of Glen Rogers High School. He worked 25 years in Bassett, VA
before coming back home to West Virginia to be with his family. He enjoyed watching Nascar and
Wrestling. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother and two pets Enis and Daisy.
Survivors include two brothers Rick (Sue) Hash of Ravencliff and Jeff (Connie) Hash of Glen Fork with
whom he resided; three sisters Vickie (Susie) Morgan of Greenville, Angela Hash and Sherry Hash both of
Glen Fork; six nephews Jamie, Chris, Steven, Matthew, Teddy and Charles; four nieces Crystal, Kristy,
Destiney and Kristin; his loving dog Maggie; two very special friends James "Bo" Baugh and Juanita
Lafferty; and several great nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Earnest Francis, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery,
Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Saturday, June
10, 2017 at the funeral home. A special thank you to the staff of Bowers Hospice House. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Patricia Ann Johnson, 68, of Oceana, WV passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at McDowell Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center, Gary, WV. She was born on January 30, 1949in Beckley, WV a daughter of the late
Connard Mackie and Lula Bailey Johnson. Patricia attended the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church. In addition
to her parents she is preceded in death by two sisters Mildred Acord and Narcissia Hatfield; and two
brothers James and Darrell Johnson. Survivors include two sisters, her caretaker Virginia Stafford of
Kopperston and Geneva Laxton of Portsmouth, OH; four brothers Wayville Johnson of Bolt, Connard
Johnson of Aberdeen, WA, Franklin Johnson of Chicago, IL and Doyle Johnson of Crany; good friends Mike
Prichard and Clayton Webb; and a host of other loving family, friends and church family. Funeral services
will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV
with Rev. Dewight Stafford and Rev. James Walker officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on
Monday, June 12, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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Olivia Paige Lester, left this world to play with the angels in God's playground, just before she was born on
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. Olivia is the daughter of Marlenna
Carlenna Justice of Pineville, WV and Tyler Jeffery Lester of Fanrock, WV.  Left to cherish her memories
are her parents; a big sister Neveah Lester; big brother Brantley Lester; grandparents Larry Lester of Briar
Creek, Susie (Bobby) Green of Keyrock, Charlene Layne of Double Camp and Zeb Justice of Cabin Creek; and
a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2017
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Steve Acord officiating. She will be
laid to rest in Lester Cemetery, Fanrock, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of
service on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Garnet Hatfield, 94, of Cedar Creek, WV passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on April 22, 1923 in Simon, WV a daughter of the late Gentry and Dolly
Harvey Cline. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of seven years Hugh
Hatfield; four brothers Dell (Freda) Cline, Allen (Carrie) Cline and Lorn (Elsie) Cline; and four sisters Elouise
(Earl) Bailey, Lake (Bud) Belcher, Vickietoria (Chess) Toler and Francis (Jim) Goodman. Survivors include a
daughter Velva (Willie) Osborne of Sunhill, a grandson Willie (Kimberly) Osborne, Jr. of Clear Fork; a
granddaughter Mist Lee (Dwayne) Vance of Sunhill; seven great grandchildren Bradie Vance, Kadien Vance,
Kymber Vance, Kaige Osborne, Whytlee Osborne, Morgan Birchfield and Marleigh Birchfield; a sister Ida
(Jack) Pinchback of Baileysville; four nieces Billie Jean Shields, Anthony Shields both of Cool Ridge, Faye
Maria Trent and Alex Trent both of Clear Fork; and a host of other nieces, nephews, loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jay Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of service at the funeral
home. Special thanks to Gene and Sherry Bailey, Billie Jean Shields, Faye and Alex Trent, Family Healthcare,
Matt Hopkins, JD Shorter, Jennifer Tilley and Tammy Osborne. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
A beautiful soul departed this earth June 4, 2017 at his home in Oceana, West Virginia.  Patrick Edward
Martin, 39, was born April 28, 1978, in Morgantown, WV a son of Franklin Wayne Martin and Barbara
“Lynn” Prince (Martin), formerly of Burnsville, WV.  He leaves behind two children, Abbigail Mae Martin,
12, of Weston, and Axl Reign, 7 months, of Oceana, WV. Additionally, he also leaves his beloved fiancé,
Melissa Blankenship. The two were soon to be wed.  Patrick was devoted to his children; they, and Melissa
were the light of his life.  He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends
and family, pizza nights for neighborhood kids, and spending time with his family. Patrick had an uncanny
ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He is also survived by his Mother, Lynn Prince; Aunts,
Kimberly Boss, Jill Gaffney, Janet Devoe; Great Uncle, Danny Heater, Great Uncle, Jerry Blanton; Niece,
Samantha Miller; Cousins, Christine Gregory, Jeffery Gaynor, Christopher Elswick, Pandora Elswick, and
many, many more cousins, friends, and others whose lives Patrick touched.  A memorial service will be held
at 7:00 PM on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Gilland Park Amphitheater, Oceana, WV with Bro. Jerry Morgan
officiating. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. Friends may gather with the family from 6:00
PM until time of services on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the park. Please send condolences, and flowers to
Melissa Blankenship, 11 Oceana Alley, PO Box 623, Oceana, WV 24870. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Anthony Rose, 44, of Simon, WV passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley,
WV. He was born on September 1, 1972 in Wayne County, MI a son of Karlen Brenda Lawrence Murray of
Corbin, KY and the late Jerry Wayne Rose. In addition to his father he is preceded  in death by a son Jesse
James Rose; an aunt Della O'Brian and his grandparents. In addition to his mother survivors include his step
father Dale Arthur Murray; a son Jerry Dale Rose of Battle Creek, MI; a brother Jeffery Wayne Rose of
Albion, MI; two step sisters Christina and Stephanie; a step brother Dale; special aunt and uncle Evelena and
Ralph Hughes of Oceana; aunt and uncles Patsy (James) Dunavan of Corbin, KY and Mary Lou (John)
Kermans of Detroit, MI and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00
PM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Upper Room Church, Long Branch, WV with Pastor Freddie Thompson
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Morgan Cemetery, Long Branch, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6:00 PM on Tuesday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th at the church. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Karen Kolleen Daniels Goodwin, 64, of, Matheny, WV went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 9,
2017 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV, following a sudden illness.  Karen was born on December 14,
1952 in Welch, WV, a daughter to the late Franklin Delano Daniels and Janice Blankenship Daniels. Karen
was a loving and caring person who was a devoted friend to many, including her animals. She treated
everyone she met with kindness, and would offer a cup of coffee to anyone who came for a visit. Karen was
an avid bible reader with many favorite scriptures, especially close to her heart were 2nd Timothy 4:7, and
Psalms 23:6.  She would sit in the middle of her bed every night and read the Bible before she went to sleep.
Karen was a member of Faith Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Franklin Daniels and Janice
Blankenship Daniels,  she is preceded in death by a brother, Freddie Franklin Daniels, and a sister, Lois Ann
Daniels; Two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth "Mousie" Daniels  and Peggy Daniels; two nephews, Christopher
Michael Hatfield and Terry Wayne Daniels; a niece, Avery Elizabeth Bledsoe. Those left to cherish Karen's
memory include her loving husband of 45 years, Claude Vale Goodwin; three daughters, Danielle Mathis of
Matheny, Ronya (Chuck) Akers of Oceana, and Karrie Allen of Matheny; a son, Alec Goodwin of the home;
two sisters, Rhonda (Michael) Hatfield of Turkey Creek, and Katrina (Betty) Daniels of Bluefield; two
brothers, Terry Lee (Lynn) Daniels and Kevin (Angie) Daniels all of Matheny; Seven grandchildren, Megan,
Trae-Vale, Mollee, Izabella, Addison, Noah, and Karleigh; two great-grandchildren, Eliza and Kyler; and a
host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at
Faith Baptist Church, Matheny, WV with Pastor Johnny Toler officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV immediately following. Friends may gather with the family
from 11:00 AM until time of services on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be Chuck
Akers, Dustin Crutchfield, Trae-Vale Johnson, Kolin Daniels, Kevin Ryan Daniels, Pat Browning, Jeremy
Daniels and John Torrey Daniels.  The family is being served by The Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Gene Walker, 88, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2017 At Beckley ARH, Beckley, WV. He
was born on November 10, 1928 in Baileysville, WV a son of the late Warner and Virgie Dameron Walker.
Gene was a member of the Cyclone Missionary Baptist Church and the UMWA. He retired from Eastern's
Harris Mine and Consol's Mine in Lynco. He loved rabbit hunting, fishing and was a bee keeper. In addition
to his parents he is preceded in death by a great grandson McKenzie Walker. Survivors include his loving
wife of 67 years Helen Ovella Blankenship Walker; a daughter Cheryl Walker of Oceana; a son Geary (Robin)
Walker of Bedford, VA; a sister Janice Pack of Oceana; four grandchildren John, Brandon, Shasta and
Nicholas Walker; three great grandchildren Nathan, Josie and Declan; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Stephen Walls and Rev. Steve Acord officiating. He will be laid to rest
in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of
service on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be George Boggs, Daniels Boggs,
Tim Toler, Larry Staton, Robert Lyons and Tony Haught. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Rodney Steven Osborne, 32, of Artie, WV formerly of Cyclone, WV passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
after a fatal coal mining accident. He was born on January 16, 1985 in Logan, WV a son of Randall and
Deloris Duffy Osborne of Glen Morgan. Rodney was a member of the UMWA. He is preceded in death by a
son Jacob Allen Koone, grandparents Elsie and Owen Duffy and Christine and Sester Osborne; two uncles
John Duffy and Ross Osborne; two aunts Peggy Osborne and Betty Gibson; three cousins Michael Duffy,
Jeremy Gibson and Keith Duffy. In addition to his parents survivors include his loving wife Julie May Lasley
Osborne; a son Evan Franklin Koone; two brothers Little Randall Osborne, Jr. and Toby Osborne both of Glen
Morgan; three uncles Owen (Betty) Duffy, David (Coretta) Osborne and Harvey Osborne of Cyclone all of
Cyclone; three aunts Frankie (Gene)  Blankenship, Ethel (Bo) Watts, Delmma (Gary) Paynter all of Cyclone;
three special cousins Pooh Bear, P Joe,  Eva Duffy and Mary Jean  Adkins; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the White Oak Advent
Christian Church, Artie, WV with Bro. Roger Toney officiating. He will be laid to rest in Lasley Family
Cemetery, Artie, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-9:00 PM on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ashlyn Miah Belcher, 4, of Beckley, WV passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 after a battle with cancer in
Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on June 7, 2013 in Welch, WV a daughter of Zachary
Jeremiah and Tasha Danielle Armstrong Belcher of Beckley, WV. In addition to her parents she is survived  
by a sister Hayden Belcher of Beckley; grandparents Randy and Benita Massey of Indian Creek, Judy
Armstrong of Brenton and Henry Armstrong of Logan; aunts and uncles Brandon Justus and Fiance' Kelly
Reed of Brenton, Henry Armstron, Jr. and fiance' Brittany of Clear Fork, Roger Lee Justus of Brenton,
Candis and Landon Kennedy of Indian Creek, Martina and Taylor  of Madisonville, KY, Miranda and Adam
Smith of Madisonville, KY, Candance and Bill Whitney of Huntington, Joey and Curbi Massey, David Massey,
Lori and Johnny Brown all of Indian Creek, Tiffany Cook Randall of Oceana and Scotty Hamilton of
Kopperston; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on
Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Damon Davis
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Hager Cemetery,Elk Lick, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
11:00 AM until time of service on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the funeral home. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.