Michael D “Mike” Morgan, 69, of Oceana passed away Friday, December 11th at BARH due to a short
illness. He was born June 30, 1951in Sunhill, WV a son of Hilda Mae Davis Morgan of Clear Fork and the
late Herbert “Hoover” Morgan. Mike was a loving soul and would do what he could for his family and
friends if they needed him. He was proceeded in death by his dad Herbert Hoover Morgan, a brother
Barry K Morgan and a sister Dianna D Morgan. Those left to mourn his loss is his Mother Hilda Morgan of
Clear Fork; his daughter Tisha Morgan Walls of Clear Fork; his son Justin Morgan of Holland MI, his
stepdaughters Carol Rose (husband Jerry), Tammy Burnett of Clear Fork, and stepson Michael Lee
Simpson (wife Melinda) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Courtney Blankenship (husband Jeffery) of
Oceana, Devan and Ethan Walls of Clear Fork, Haley Morgan of Thomasville, NC, Jordon Kirkendoll
(husband Rodney Dale) of Kopperston, Mathew Martin and son Blake of Holland MI; brother Marvin
Morgan (wife Jane) of Belleview FL, brother Justin Morgan (wife Lisa) of Ortonville MI, sister Vikki Sims
(husband Tab) of Jesse, brother Jeffery Morgan of Clear Fork, brother Larry Morgan (wife Carrie) of
Kopperston, sister Judy Wicker (husband Wess) of Clear Fork and sister Arlene Trent of Mooresville NC
and a slew of Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Friends; and his very best friend Barry Chambers.  A
private funeral service will be held for the family on Tuesday December 15th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Pastor Erwin Gregory officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Morgan
Family Cemetery in Clear Fork up Elk Lick Rd. Pallbearers will be his son Justin Morgan, grandson Mathew
Martin, brother Larry Morgan, brother Jeff Morgan, brother Marvin Morgan and Jeffery Blankenship. In
Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home to help with the service. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Patricia Paulette Stevens, 68, of Bunker Hill, WV formerly of Matheny, WV entered into her eternal
home on Monday, December 14, 2020, in the company of family at Winchester Medical Center in
Winchester, VA. She was born on March 4, 1952 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Jesse and Mildred
Sullivan Stewart. Patricia was a member of the Matheny Church of God, a Majorette in the Oceana
Indians marching band, and a graduate of Oceana High School. She enjoyed sewing and making
Halloween costumes for her grandchildren, the fall season, and watching the changing of the leaves,
she is well known for her caretaking of the Coon Branch creek banks with her weedeater, enjoying Uno
and other card games with her brothers and sisters, and was an avid fan of anything her kids and
grandkids were involved in, supporting them from the stands in activities including cheerleading, girl
and boy scouts, baseball, basketball, and football. She was loved dearly by her family and friends. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of seventeen years Terry Wayne
Stevens; a grandson Terry Wayne Kilgore; and her cherished sister Yvonne Graham. She is survived by
her daughter Christina Kilgore and husband David of Wise, VA; her son Andrew Stevens and wife Nicole
of Bunker Hill, WV; three sisters Diana Pennington, Sharon Milam, and Connie Dunford; two brothers
Timothy Stewart and Mark Stewart; six grandchildren that she cherished until her last day, David Allen
Kilgore, Michael Kilgore, Jenna Kilgore, Jessica Reynolds, Dylan Stevens, and Emily Stevens; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 12 pm on Monday December 21, 2020
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Jerry Graham officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Dunford Family Cemetery, Jumping Branch, WV. Family is welcoming friends to
gather from 11 am until time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and
friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Thomas Gene Blackburn, 62, of Oceana, WV passed away on December 15, 2020 unexpectedly in Logan
Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV.  He was born on January 22, 1958 in McDowell County, West
Virginia, a son of Perry Blackburn, Jr. of Oceana and the late Irene Taylor Blackburn.  In addition to his
mother he is preceded in death by a sister Pansy Grace Blackburn; a brother Anthony Ray Blackburn; and a
son Harold Blackburn. In addition to his father survivors include two brothers Eugene Blackburn of
Lancaster, PA and Paul Blackburn of Lexington, NC; three sisters Ruby Penley of Princeton, Mary
Schoppers of Chester, IA and Aretta Payne of Brenton; four children Pansy Hanes of Lexington, NC,
Montanna Taylor of Lexington, NC, Thomas Blackburn Jr. of Russell Springs, KY and Mark Blackburn of
Lexington, NC; and seven grandchildren Tyler Blackburn, Hope Stewart, Mercedes Stewart, Noah
Blackburn, Trevon Blackburn, Isaiah Stephens and  Keidon Martin; and a host of other loving family and
friends.  Funeral service will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday December 22nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Allen Blankenship officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Paris
Lester Cemetery, Ikes Fork, WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of services on
Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family is being served by
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Edna Athelene Walker Barnett, 95, of Matheny, WV passed away on Thursday December 17, 2020 at
Wyoming Nursing and Rehab, New Richmond, WV. She was born on January 15, 1925 in McDowell County,
WV, a daughter of the late Elbert and Vida Walker. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by
her husband William Barnett; five brothers Marvin, Jack, Howard, Leroy and Butch Walker; two sisters
Geneva Altizer and Bessie Walker; and two infant siblings. Survivors include a daughter Irene (Donald)
Morgan of Brier Creek; three sons Jerry (Barb) Barnett of Brenton, David (Jeanie) Barnett of WV and
William Edward (Alice) Barnett of Matheny; a sister Lessie Cooke; and a host of grandchildren, great
grandchildren and other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday
December 20th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor David Johnson
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Barnett Cemetery, Rock House Mountain, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from 1:30 pm until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Steven Dale McKinney, 66, of Brenton, WV passed away on Sunday December 20, 2020 at Wyoming
Nursing and Rehab, New Richmond, WV. He was born on February 5, 1954 in Mullens, WV a son of the
late Dale and Billie McKinney. Steven is a member of the Cooper Memorial Baptist Church. In addition to
his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Susan McKinney. Survivors include his loving wife of 18
years Patricia Banister McKinney; two sisters Sharon (Ray) Cook of Nicholasville, KY and Sherry (Larry)
Poff of Ootelewah, TN; three nieces Sarah (Kevin) Payne, Kati (Jesse) McCarthy and Jenny (L. B.)
Blackwell; three nephews Mike Cook, Daryl Cook and Levi Poff; and a host of other loving family and
friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. The family is being served by Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Eddie Arnold Tilley, 75, of Hinton, WV formerly of Ravencliff passed away on Sunday December 20,
2020 at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV. He was born on September 20, 1945 in Clear
Fork, WV a son of the late Daniel and Lena Cozort Tilley. Eddie is a United States Army Veteran and a
member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Ollie Mae
Holshouser Tilley; a son Eddie F. "Bert" Tilley; and a daughter Kim Marie Dishmon. Survivors include
two daughters Kellee Player and husband Roger of Danville, VA and Jennifer Price and husband Lee of
Flat Top; eight grandchildren Leigha, Ryan, Madison, D. J., Jason, Sierra, Steven and Kristen; nine great
grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held at 2 pm on
Sunday December 27th at Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, III officiating.
The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will be conducting military rites. Pallbearers will be family
and friends. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ardieth "Buddy" Paynter, 72, of Cyclone went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Buddy was born September 11, 1948 at Campus, WV. He was a son of the late Roosevelt Paynter and Norma
Blankenship Paynter.  Buddy was a retired coal miner, in which he put in many years providing for his family,
retiring from Eastern's Harris #2 Mines, UMWA Local 1503.  He was a dedicated member of Toler Baptist
Church, where he had an active role of deacon for 42 years, led service and sang with the church group, The
Passing Pilgrims.  Buddy loved the outdoors, he was especially passionate of deer hunting with his family.  
He had many hobbies that pertained to the outdoors that consisted of fishing, digging ramps, and many
other outdoor activities. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Edna "Ruth" Adkins
Paynter; four sons Melvin Ray (Judy) Paynter, Phillip (Jennifer) Paynter, and Kevin (Tabithia) Paynter all of
Cyclone and Brian (Jessica) Paynter of Oceana; eight grandchildren Kourtnee, Austin, Kelsee, Emily, Haleigh,
Seth, Kanyon, and Isaiah; a brother and four sisters, and a host of nieces and nephews, and many friends.  
Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 29th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Clarence Gibson officiating and Rev. William Cook reading the obituary. Friends
may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. He will be laid
to rest in Toler's Cemetery, Toney Fork, WV. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served
by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Matthew James Stewart, 35, of Berea, KY formerly of Matheny, WV went home to be with the Lord on
Sunday December 20, 2020. He was born on October 8, 1985 in Beckley, WV a son of  James Russel Stewart
of Daniels and the late Barbara Ann Mullins Stewart. Matthew attended the Summit Community Church
and employed as Director of IT Infursturcate at Berea College. In addition to his mother he is preceded in
death by his grandparents Frank and Lettie Mullins. In addition to his father survivors include his loving
wife Jacqueline Pennington Stewart; a daughter Alivia Faith Stewart of the home; two sons Benjamin
Wyatt Stewart and Zachery Kaiden  Stewart both of the home; his step mother Judy Stewart of Daniels; a
brother Shad (Courtney) Stewart of Grandview; grandparents Shad and Margaret Stewart of Matheny; two
uncles Sam (Lynn) Stewart of Matheny and Joe (Margaret) Stewart of Syracuse, NY; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Monday December 28th at Palm
Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV with Chaplin Josh Holland and Pastor Steven Bell officiating.
If you wish to honor Matt’s life, the family requests that you do so by making a donation to Alice Lloyd
College. Your gift will assist in establishing a scholarship in memory of Matt. Memorial Gifts may be
mailed to: Alice Lloyd College, 100 Purpose Road Pippa Passes, KY 41844. Memorial gifts may also be made
online at: www.alc.edu The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Jack Goff, 90, of Kopperston, WV passed away on December 24, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley,
WV. He was born in Chattaroy, WV a son of the late Grant and Mary Staton Goff. Jack is a United States
Marine Corp Veteran serving in Korea,  a member of the UMWA and worked at Consol's Ittman Mine. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Jack Darrell Goff; a daughter Evelyn Deloris Goff;
and two brothers Bill and Charles Goff. Survivors include his loving wife Dorothy May Cogan Goff; a son
Brian Goff of Kopperston; three grandchildren Paige Elizabeth (Charles Matthew) Goff Pettry, Allison
Rachelle Goff and Jennifer Lane Goff; five great grandchildren Christopher Orin, Zoe Elizabeth, Gabriel
Andrew and Jaclyn Bliss Goff and Blayne Matthew Pettry;
a sister in law Amelia Goff of Oceana; and a host
of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. The family is being
served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ruth Marie Greene, 77, of McGraws WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday December 25, 2020 at
Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on November 16, 1943 in Jolo, WV a daughter of the
late Hobert Spence and her biological mother Mary Bales, her mother Hattie Stone.  Ruth worked as a
cook for the Wyoming County Board of Education and was a member of The Well Family Worship
Center. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Greene and a son
Gregory Wayne Greene, a sister Gertrude Spence, five brothers Roger, Ralph, Aaron "Gene", Paul and
Eddie Spence.  Survivors include a daughter Lisa Marie Brown of Skin Fork; a son Jeff (Kara) Greene of
Glen Fork; a sister Martha Cook of Mt. Hope; brothers Lee Roy (Laura) Spence of McArthur, OH and
Johnny (Stephanie) Spence of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Remington Lee Brown, Jaxton Ryan Brown,
Legacy Greene, Levi Greene and Abigail Greene; three great grandchildren, Raiden, Reilly, and Brody
Forren; and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday
December 31, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Greene and Rev.
Ernest Francis, III officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. The
family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Vickie Gail Dotson Chafin, 64, of Iaeger, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday December 26,
2020 due to complications from diabetes and lupus at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born
on June 17, 1956 in Grundy, VA a daughter of the late Ralph and Gracie Lambert Dotson. She was a
dedicated wife, mother, sister, teacher, Christian and friend. She was loved and cared for by her husband
of 39 years, Tim Chafin. She was blessed to raise three children, Heaven Lynn, John Paul and Christopher
Ray Chafin. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her in-laws Willis and Betty Chafin; her
brother Chuck Dotson; and sister-in-law Judy Hatfield. She is survived by her husband, children and
siblings, Danny (Janet) Dotson of Princeton, Kenny (Sonja) Dotson of Glade Springs, VA, Sherry (Pat)
Williams of Rock Mount, VA, Marsha (Joey) Norris of Bluefield; sisters-in-law Patti Dotson of Dublin, VA
and Beverly Chafin of Princeton;  brother-in-law Stanley (Judy) Chafin of Beckley; two special cousins
Wanda (Randall) Hatfield of Iaeger and Tammy Dotson of Princeton; numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins that she loved of her own. Vickie is a 1974 graduate of Iaeger High School and a graduate of
Concord University. While at Concord she was an active member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Vickie
continued her education attaining a Master's Degree in Communications and Administration from West
Virginia University. Vickie was employed by McDowell County Schools for 36 years as a kindergarten and
Pre-school teacher, retiring in 2014. She was a natural teacher from a young age, she gathered her
younger siblings around her to read books and play school. She took great pride in her job as a teacher
molding the young minds of her students and instilling the love of reading. Every holiday was celebrated
in her classroom. She made sure the children felt special and was very proud that former students came to
visit her and / or sent cards thanking her for being such a positive role model for them. Vickie was
involved in her community and church. She volunteered with the public library to start a children's story
hour. As a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church, she created a children's program. Her weekly
lesson taught the children about the Bible in a fun, easy to understand way. She was a member and officer
of the GFWC Iaeger Junior Women's Club for many years. Vickie, in her youth, had been a member of the
Rainbow Girls and valued the experience of being part of a community service group, which led her to
establishing a similar group, the Juniorett's. Vickie enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, party planning and
traveling. She was a dedicated and fierce protector of her family, friends and animals. Her husband and
she were foster parents and enjoyed providing a safe and loving home for children. She had wonderful
neighbors and friends, too numerous to mention. She loved animals, especially her service dog Nikki. She
will be fondly remembered by all that knew her for her independent spirit, candor, spunk and love for
teaching. Funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday December 31st at the Calvary Baptist
Church, Iaeger, WV with Pastor Arble Morgan and Pastor Daniel Dean officiating. She will be laid to rest
in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:30 am until time
of service on Thursday at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Shirley Temple Maynor Chambers, 78, of Lynco, WV passed away on Saturday December 26, 2020 at Logan
Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. She was born on December 25, 1942 in Cyclone, WV a daughter of the
late Roscoe and Vonda Pearl Elkins Maynor. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband Dewey "Duke" Chambers; a daughter Patricia Lester; a son David Hearns; and a granddaughter
Brandi Lynn.  Survivors include two daughters JoAnne Graham of Lynco and Betty Lusk and husband Coy of
Glen Fork; three sons Richard Hearns and fiancé Wanda of Mt. Airy, NC, Billy Hearns and wife Aretta of
Lynco and Bobby Chambers and wife Heather of Oceana; a sister Betty Lovins of Kermit, KY; a brother
Clinton Maynor and wife Connie of Cyclone; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday December 30th in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of service on Wednesday at the
funeral home. Pallbearers will be her grandsons Bobby Chambers, Jr., Brandon Acord, Shawn Acord, Josh
Hearns and Tony Lester. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Memphys Gabriella Justus, of Pineville, WV left this world to play with the angels in God's playground,
on December 25, 2020. She was born on December 25, 2020 in Beckley, WV  a daughter of Cody
Dewayne and Erin Ladawn Lester Justus.  She is preceded in death by an uncle Michael Justus. Left to
mourn her passing are her parents; a brother Colton Ford Justus; a sister Lennox Rayne Justus of the
home; grandparents Judy Gail Walls of Baileysville, Donald Stable of Baileysville, Cathy Lee Lester of
Pineville and Michael Justus of Brenton; great grandparents Phyllis Jean Chapman of Pineville, John
William Cook, Sr. of Roderfield and Patricia Ann Cook of Roderfield; uncles and aunts Dakota Mitchem
of Pineville, David Mitchem of Pineville, Jacob Walls of Baileysville and Caitlin Justus of Brenton;
cousins Hunter Orndorff of Pineville, Kadence Hatfield of Brenton and Kenzlin Hatfield of Brenton; and
a host of other loving family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Pastor Ted Damron,72, of Ikes Fork, WV made it home on Sunday December 27, 2020. He was born on
March 19th, 1948 In Iaegar, WV a son of the late Adam and Gracie  Damron. Ted served as Pastor for 38
years at The House of Refuge and Brewster’s Chapel. He volunteered for Samaritan’s Purse, Operation
Christmas Child and Love Outreach. He was a retired coal miner, and a proud supporter of President
Trump. He coached Lizard Creek Little League and was a huge Westside Renegade and Baileysville Rough
Rider Fan. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by six sisters Eunice, Evie, Edith, Macy, Pricilla
and Phyllis; and two brothers Edward and Oscar. He is survived by his  “Angel” of 48 years Mary Sprouse
Damron; his children Tad Damron and wife Jen, Muffy Brown and husband Ronnie, Ashley Reed and
husband J.L. Two sisters Linda Klein and Vernie Natola and husband Sammy; a brother Ernie Damron and
wife Bea; Ten grandchildren Danielle Hall and husband Josh, Brooke Campbell and husband Zach,
Stephanie Hurley and husband Kyle, Sarah Brown, Kaylee Powers, Cameron Farley, Karli McCoy, Aaliyah
McCoy, Brier Damron, and Noahjay Reed; Eight great grand children Brynlee, Makenna, Jaxon, Raegan,
Ryder, Aubree, Levi, and Harley; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held
at 1 pm on Sunday January 3, 2021 at The House of Refuge, Indian Creek, WV, with Rev. Clyde Endicott,
Bro Roger Dale Campbell and Bro Jerry Vance. He will be laid to rest in the Paris Lester Cemetery, Ikes
Fork WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12pm until time of service at the the church.  
Pallbearers will be Darwin, Destry, Doug, Jamie, Brian, Ricky, and Allen. The family is being served by
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Brenda Louise Acord Lovins, 70, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday December 29, 2020 at CAMC
General Hospital, Charleston, WV. She was born on April 14, 1950 in Matney Town, WV a daughter of the
late Lloyd Clinton and Mildred Faye Johnson Acord. Brenda is a member of the Wyoming County
Extension Homemakers.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother Danny Acord;
her mother and father-in-law Clarence and Maxcine Lovins; and a brother-in-law Freddie Lovins.
Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years Mike Clarence Lovins; a daughter Makaila (Cody)
Tolliver of Cyclone; two sons Michael Todd (April) Lovins of Inez, KY and Steven (Ellen Mounts) Lovins
of Kopperston; three sisters LaDonna Acord of Lynco, Doris (Mickey) Reed of Bolt and Bonita (Douglas)
Sayre of Daniels; a brother Lloyd Curtis (Judy) Acord of Ghent; four sisters-in-law Terri Acord of
Kopperston, Betty Lovins of Kermit, Judy (Patrick) Long of Barstown, KY and Linda (Donald) Howell of
Inez, KY; a brother-in-law Jack (Phyllis) Lovins of Kermit; seven grandchildren Keisha (Joshua) Penix,
Abigail Crum, Tori Crum, Brenton Lovins, Brooklyn Lovins, Sadie Mounts and Ian Mounts; one great
grandchild Maisyn Tolliver; several nieces and nephews she considered her own; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday January 2nd in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. She will be laid to rest in
Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of
service on Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Georgia Mae Pack, 77, of Gilbert, WV passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Logan Regional
Medical Center. She was born on August 16, 1943 in Slabtown, WV. A daughter of the late Don and Arnie
Harvey Hatfield. Her and her loving husband, Felton Pack, of 51 years will now spend eternity together. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three sisters, Delores Nelson, Corrine Gravley, and
Pearl Hall; five brothers, Jessie Hatfield, Tiny Hall, Joe Hall, Pearn Hall, and Harrison Hall. Survivors
include one son, Leonard (Misty) Pack of Verner, WV; two daughters, Loretta (Harlan) Christian of
Charleston, WV, Leisa (Joe) Meade of Matewan, WV; one brother, Franklin (Jacqulim) Hatfield of
Parkersburg, WV; six grandchildren, Anthony (Courtney) Meade, Kevin (Mary) Christian, Loreisa Christian,
Maddie, Hailey, and Jayden Pack; five great grandchildren, Billie, Ayden, Tony, and Colton Meade, and
Candice McNabb; a host of nieces and nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends that she
loved dearly. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later
date. She will be laid to rest with her loving husband. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Charles Justus, 59, of Brenton, WV passed away on Monday December 21, 2020 in Johnston-Willis
Memorial Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was born on May 11, 1961 in Hurley, VA a son of the late
Donald Edward and Phyllis Matney Justus. Charles worked many years for Ken and Coy and Danny
Webb as an equipment operator. He loved his family, coon hunting with Blue and chilling on the
beach. Charles was an outstanding husband, father and grandfather.  In addition to his parents he
is preceded in death by a brother Bobby Ray Justus; agreat niece Ashlyn Belcher; and a nephew
Michael William Cook. Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years Virginia Mae Cook Justus; five
daughters Erica (Keith Wells) Cook of Taylorsville, NC, Bobbi (Chuck) Massey of Indian Creek,
Melanie (Kevin) Stover of Mt. Lookout, Charlissa (Adam) Morgan of Brenton and Tashawna Cook
of Brenton; a sister Judy Armstrong of Brenton, five brothers Michael Justus, Eugene Justus,
James Justus and Roy Justus all of Brenton and Billy (Bonnie) Justus of Turkey Creek; twelve
grandchildren Tashyla, Takayla, Braylon and Jaston Morgan, Alexis and Skylar Wells, Hailey and
Trey Massey, Brooke and Kierstin Rollins, Hunter and Amelia Stover; best friends / brothers
Johnny Mullins, Michael Barnette and Kevin Kenneda; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral service will be held at 6 pm on Monday January 4th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Glen Hatfield officiating. Friends may gather with the
family from 4 pm until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.  In keeping with his wishes
he will be cremated following the service. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
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Obituaries
Linda Lou Lusk Brown, 73, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Monday December 28, 2020 at her home.
She was born on February 9, 1947 in Herndon, WV, a daughter of the late Curtis Paul and Margaret Ellis
Lusk. She graduated from Oceana High School, earned her Bachelor’s degree from Concord College and
her Master’s degree from West Virginia University. Linda is a former teacher at Road Branch Grade
School and Oceana Middle School.  She was a member of both the NEA and The Club. Linda loved
laughing, telling stories and spending time with her family and friends. She particularly loved hearing
from former students and was very proud of the impact she had on so many lives. She was also a huge
Mountaineer fan and rarely missed a game. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband Dorn Eugene Brown; and a brother Greg Lusk. She is survived by a son Keith Brown and wife
Tammy of Jesse; a daughter Michelle Brown and husband Mike Moore of Oceana; a brother Larry Lusk
and wife Barbara of Niceville, FL; four grandchildren Molly Moore, Zoe Moore, Peyton Brown and Julie
Brown; Club members Deloris Browning, Kathy Stowers, Betty Powell and Nora Waggoner; and a host
of other loving family and friends. A private graveside service will be held on Monday January 4th at
Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Diana Garner, 69, of Old Town, Florida passed away December 20, 2020. She was born December 3, 1951
to the late Alex and Phyllis Morgan in Clearfork, WV, but had lived in the Old Town area for over 20
years. She had retired from Walmart in Chiefland after 17 years of service. She was a beloved mother,
spouse, and friend, that will be dearly missed. Mrs. Garner is survived by her son Dennis Morgan, her
daughter Crystal Toler, her spouse Floyd Toler, her granddaughter Alexandra Morgan, her sister Yvonne
Smith (Edward), her sister-in-law Cheryl Morgan, and other extended family members. Graveside service
will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday January 4th at the Milty Morgan Cemetery,Long Branch, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 12-1 pm on Monday in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.  The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Friends In Light Of The Coronovirus Pandemic We Would Like To Remind
Everyone To Be Safe And Smart.
Remember Social Distancing of at least SIX
Feet apart and Everyone Must Wear a Mask.

It Is A Great Time To Start Waving at Our Friends Instead Of Shaking Hands,
Cover Our Mouth When Coughing, Washing of Our Hands And Looking Out For
Our Neighbors.

Restrictions on the number of People allowed in the
building Will Be Based on the WV DHHR's
Daily
County Color Code,
the maximum number of People
allowed in the building at a time for Visitations is as
Follows:
Green and Yellow        100 Individuals             
Gold                                75 Individuals
Orange                            50 Individuals             
Red                          25 Family Members Only

Thank You,
Jerry R. Stafford, LIC and The Staff  of Our Funeral Home.
Donna Marie Webb Toler, 67, of Cyclone, WV won her long courageous battle with breast cancer after
26 years. She went to meet her savior, her son, and many other loved ones, while in the arms of her
loving husband surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Donna was born on October 15, 1953 in
Welch, WV a daughter of the late Jack and Letha Osborne Webb. She was a faithful member of the
Cyclone Church of God, where she loved worshipping the Lord, never losing her faith. She was a loving
wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She married Randall Toler of Cyclone, who
survives February 21, 1971. Randall has been a provider, a lover, a best friend and very loving caretaker
to her throughout the years. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Jackie Toler;
and a brother Curtis Webb. In addition to her loving husband of 50 years those left to cherish her
memories are her children Coby and Lavaunda Toler, David and Laura Toler all of Cyclone, Randy and
Tammy Toler of Churchville, VA and Amanda and Winfred Morgan of Brandywine; her grandchildren
Derek (Karisa) Toler, Cody (Ashley) Toler, Hannah (David) Joyce, Arricca Morgan, Allyssa Morgan,
Haden Toler, Austin Toler, Dylan Toler, Aiden Parker and Mason Toler; her great grandchildren Keelyn
Osborne, Seth Joyce, Daniel Joyce, Ashtyn Toler, Jackson Davis, Ethan Joyce, Makayla Belcher, Kaitlyn
Belcher and Kaylee Belcher; her brothers Carlos (Joyce)Webb, Charles (Darlene) Webb and Corky (Lisa)
Webb; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday
January 6, 2021 at the Cyclone Church of God, Cyclone, WV with Bro. Mike Kell, Sister Emma Lou White
and Bro. Darrell Bailey officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lusk Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be
sons, grandsons, nephews and close friends. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Edna "Ruth" Adkins Paynter, 70, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday December
30, 2020. She was born on February 2, 1950 in Cyclone, WV a daughter of the late George Dayton and Liza
Toler Adkins. Ruth was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker, where she took pride in raising her four
sons and being a coal miner's wife. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning and loved listening to her gospel
music. Ruth was a member of Toler Baptist Church for many years. She is preceded in death by her
husband of 53 years, the love of her life, ardieth "Buddy" Paynter; and a brother Everett Adkins. Those
left to cherish her memory are her four sons Melvin Ray (Judy) Paynter, Phillip (Jennifer) Paynter, and
Kevin (Tabithia) Paynter all of Cyclone and Brian (Jessica) Paynter of Oceana; eight grandchildren
Kourtnee, Austin, Kelsee, Emily, Haleigh, Seth, Kanyon, and Isaiah; three brothers; three sisters; and a
host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 12 pm on
Tuesday January 5th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Nathan Vance
officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her loving husband in Toler's Cemetery, Toney Fork, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 11 am until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Darrell W. Lester, 72, of Lynco, WV went to his eternal home on Thursday morning, December 31, 2020.
He was born on June 13, 1948 a son of the late Wallace and Vera Lamb Lester of Crany. Darrell is a 1966
graduate of Oceana High School and would later become an active member and president of the Oceana
High School Alumni Association. He truly enjoyed his work with the alumni and keeping the school
traditions alive. He was given the title of "Big Chief" at the LAST POW WOW in 2002, which was one of
his proudest moments. He worked for Peabody for 28 years where he was an assistant shift foreman.
Darrell also exceeded everyone's expectations and defied the odds by surviving 22 years after having a
bone marrow transplant. Darrell accepted Christ as his Savior in 2006, to his mother Vera's absolute joy.
He was a faithful member of the Clear Fork Valley Christian Advent Church serving as a Deacon, member
of Church Board, lead Sunday morning worship service and was active with all church projects for many
years. Darrell also served five years on the Oceana Area Ministerial Association representing his church
and the last three years as vice-president. Darrell was a loving husband, father and papaw. He loved his
son and grandson with all his heart. He lived for the summers spent with his grandson Zac coming to visit
and cherished his time with him dearly. He was the big brother of six younger siblings. He enjoyed taking
drives to anywhere and everywhere, telling stories about the good old days, and was a big fan of WVU
sports. He was well known from his time working in the mines and his work with the alumni. He rarely
met a stranger and was a good friend to many. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his
wife Anna Mae Dancy; and a son David Dancy. Those left to cherish their memories of him are his
grandson Zac Dancy of Stafford, VA; his daughter-in-law Shelia Dancy of Frediricksburg, VA; two
brothers, four sisters and host of nieces, nephews and many friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be
cremated. Due to COVID a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be
made to the Clear Fork Valley Advent Church. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Hazel Marie Graham Blankenship, 85, of Kopperston, WV went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2021
at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV following a short illness. She was born on September 7, 1935
in Oceana, WV a daughter of the late Wayne and Tressie Fortner Graham. She had a very active life,
working as an EMT and clerk for Banner Coal and Land for many years, a head start teacher, school bus
driver and Post Master at Kopperston Post Office. She was an active member of The Well Family
Worship Center and also attended Apostolic Faith Tabernacle. She was a mother figure to many who
knew her. Her hobbies included going to church, crocheting and spending time with her family and
friends. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 50 years
Edwin Blankenship; sons Franklin, Clifford, David, and Michael; infant daughter Deborah Blankenship;
son-in-law Andrew Lester; infant great grandson Franklin Disel Dunford; brothers Franklin and Steve
Graham; sisters Maxine Varney, Jenny Holcomb, Carol Hunter and Pamela Stacy. She will be lovingly
remembered by her two sons Leroy (Sarah) Blankenship of Clear Fork and Danny Blankenship of the
home; a daughter Edwinna Lester of Hanover; two grandsons Clifford and Dennis Blankenship; three
granddaughters Andrea (Tony) Browning, Kelly (Jason) Lester and Kayla Dunford; a step
granddaughter Tabby Johnson; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be
held at 1 pm on Thursday January 7th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Pastor Jeff Greene officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
John David Lusk, 53, of Fanrock, WV went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2020 following a long
illness. John was born on May 11, 1967 in Prince William County, VA a son of the late Teddy G. and
Barbara Shields Lusk. He is a 1985 graduate of Baileysville High School. John was a very special person.
He possessed the remarkable ability to remember birthdays and anniversaries of everyone he cared for
and dearly loved following sports. He could recite the final scores and statistics of football, basketball,
and baseball games for decades past. In addition to following all local high school sports, his favorite
teams were Marshall, WVU and the Cincinnati Reds. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by
his paternal grandparents Clarence and Nina Breeding Lusk and maternal grandparents Don and Elda
Jacobs Shields. Survivors include his loving brother Terry Lusk and niece Autumn Lusk with whom he
made his home; aunt Sandra Lusk and husband Nelson of Fanrock; uncle Earl Shields and wife Sue of
New Richmond; uncle Charles Shields and wife Deanna of Fairmont; and a host of other loving family
and friends. The family would like to thank those near and far who took the time to accept John's calls.
Those talks and friendships were precious to him. Unfortunately, due to COVID, regular funeral services
with extended family and friends will not be held. John will be laid to rest in the Lusk Family Cemetery,
Fanrock, WV. A private graveside service will be held with Pastor Ernest Francis, III officiating. In lieu of
flowers, the family asks that donations to honor John’s love of sports be sent to the Westside Girls
Basketball Program Attn: Melanie Lusk, HC 65 Box 275, Clear Fork, WV 24822. The family is being
served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Johnny Robert Acord, 21, of Oceana, WV passed away at home unexpectedly on January 1, 2021. He
was born on January 24, 1999 in Beckley, WV the son of Leonard Robert Acord, Jr. and Tonya Jane
Graham Acord both of Oceana. Johnny loved going in the woods, hunting, and shooting guns with his
brother Cody Acord. Johnny also had two favorite cousins who he loved spending time with, Elizabeth
Cook and David Keith Cook. He was so loved and will be missed by all that knew him.  He is preceded
in death by his grandparents Leonard Sr. And Gracie Acord; a grandmother Marie Gunter; step
grandparents Joey Gunter and Janice Graham; and an aunt Rachel Toler.  In addition to his parents
those left to cherish his memories are two sisters Aundie Acord of Clear Fork and  Latasha Acord of
Oceana; a brother Cody (Emily) Acord of Oceana; a grandfather Robert Graham Sr. of Kopperston;
several uncles Jackie (Angie) Acord of Dixon, MO, Billy (Stacie) Acord of Lynco, Robbie Graham, Josh
(Eve Dawn) Graham and Joe Graham all of Oceana; several aunts Nicky Graham, Wendy Cook, and
Jenny (Carlos) Patino all of Oceana and a host of special cousins and  other loving family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at  1 pm on Friday January 8th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. William Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Lynco,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of service on Friday at the funeral
home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. 2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house
of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in
the Heavens. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
David Lee McMillion, 60, of Lynco, WV passed away on Tuesday January 5, 2021 at his home. He was
born on September 6, 1960 in Mullens, WV a son of Thelma Jean Row McMillion and the late Lomer
Kester McMillion. David attended the Pentecostal House of Prayer. In addition to his father he is
preceded in death by a brother Lomer McMillion, Jr.; and a brother-in-law James Ogle. In addition to
his mother survivors include two sisters Emily Ogle of Pineville and Dora Abbott and husband Stanley
of VA; two brothers Barry McMillion and wife Dee of Huntington and Frank McMillion and wife Dana
of Clear Fork; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be
cremated. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Johnny Justice, 56, of Roderfield, WV passed away on Monday January 4, 2021 at Welch Community
Hospital, Welch, WV. He was born on June 17, 1964 in Welch, WV a son of the late Willard Coleman
and Mazie Justice. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Jessica Justice;
three brothers Stonie Justice, Robin Ray Coleman and Steve Coleman; and a sister Charlene Coleman.
Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years Diana June Mitchell Justice; a daughter Amy (Jackie, Jr.)
Riggs of Mercer County; a son Johnny L. Justice of Roderfield; five sisters Lisa Justice of Bluefield,
Tammy Bachelor of Bluefield, Patty Bailey of Panther, Shelia Coleman of Panther and Sylvia Matney
of Panther; four brothers Richard Coleman of Panther, Joe Coleman of Bluefield, Tommy Justice of
Panther and Dickie Justice of Princeton; five grandchildren Thomas Ward, Jayden Ward, Angela
Riggs, Jackie Riggs, III and Leighton Justice; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family
and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Monday January 11th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. He will be laid to rest in Roberts Cemetery, Davy, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 11 am until time of service  on Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Dennie Jay Cline, 72, of Simon, WV went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2021 in Beckley
Appalachian Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 8, 1948 in Simon, WV
a son of the late Noah and Pricie Kenneda Cline. Dennie attended the Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church
and is a member of the UMWA. He had a very strong love for the Lord and enjoyed fishing, hunting,
watching football, his favorite team was the Pittsburg Steelers, spending time with his family, but most
of all, attending church. Dennie had a contagious smile that everyone loved. In addition to his parents he
is preceded in death by a son Dennis Scott Cline; three brothers Wonnie Lee Cline, Everette Cline and Billy
James Cline; five sisters Charlene Cline, Linda Faye Cline, Vonnie Jean Huff, Fredona Morgan and Donna
Cline Irick. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years Brenda Gail Hurley Cline; a son Noah Robert Cline
and wife Felicia of Clear Fork; a sister Bonnie Morgan and husband Jack of Simon; a brother Bennie Cline
and wife Carnetta of Simon; two grandchildren Dennis Scott Cline and Bristol Emmilee Cline both of Clear
Fork; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2
pm on Sunday January 10th at the Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Simon, WV with Pastor Lonnie
Blankenship officiating. He will be laid to rest in Hurley Family Cemetery, Simon, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from 6 pm to 12 on Friday January 8th and Saturday January 9th at the church. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to Billy Jack Morgan and Misty
Lester for their special love and support. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Betty Ann Belcher Cline, 75, of Lynco, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 6th
at her home following a long illness. She was born on April 18, 1945 in Baileysville, WV a daughter of
the late Bernard and Merlie Ethel Moore Belcher. Betty was a long time member of the Clear Fork
Independent Church of God and a 1963 graduate of Baileysville High School. She loved to cook, bake,
garden and planting flowers. She truly loved her family and friends and will be missed by all who
knew her. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving  husband Gerold Cline; and
four brothers Bobby, Jackie, Gene and Alford Belcher. Survivors include a daughter Pam Cline of
Lynco; a granddaughter Kayla Counts of Charleston; a grandson Jackie "Bubby" Counts, III of Lynco;
her beloved dog Pixie; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral
service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 9th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor Hanibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Toler Cemetery,
Laurel Branch, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1pm until time of service on Saturday at
the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. A special thanks to Hospice of Southern
West Virginia for being so wonderful. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Arminta Bailey Stapleton, 78, of Cyclone, WV passed away peacefully on Friday January 8, 2021 at her
son's home in North Carolina where she was surrounded by her family after a long illness.  She was
born on July 12, 1942 in Wyoming County, WV a daughter of the late McKinley and Antha Mae
Blankenship Bailey. She loved her family dearly. She also loved spending time with anyone who would
visit or call just to talk.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50
years Billy Gene Stapleton; seven sisters Esie Pearl Cook, Garnet Elkins, Elsie Riddle, Sarah Etta Coburn,
Nellie Jane Paynter, Murna Toler and Sue Ann Bailey; and four brothers James Lee Bailey, Leonard
Bailey, Jason Bailey and Joe Douglas Bailey. Survivors include a daughter Melissa Dawn Ball and
husband Ray of Conover, NC; three sons David McKinley Bailey of Newton, NC, Chris Allan Stapleton
and wife Donna of Newton, NC and Richard Earl Stapleton of Maiden, NC; five grandchildren Anthony
Billy Ray Stapleton, Ashley Nicole Lowman and husband William, Ethan Paul Stapleton and wife
Patricia, Christopher Earl Stapleton and Richard Earl Stapleton, Jr.; on great grandchild Valerie Lynn
Stapleton; a brother Johnny Lee Bailey and wife Betty of Cyclone; brother-in-law and sister-in-laws
Francis Bailey of Newton, NC, Michael and Ruth Bias of Murphy, NC and Belinda Saunders of
Longwood, FL; special friend Jennifer Snypes; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family
and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday January 14th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Merle Walls officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8 pm on Wednesday
January 13th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. A special thank you to
Carolina Caring & Hospice of Catawba County for everything they did. The family is being served by
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Andrea Pearl Vance, 37, of Indian Creek, WV passed away on Friday January 8, 2021 at her home. She
was born on July 7, 1983 in Bluefield, WV a daughter of Dale Eugene and Christine Blankenship
Hatfield of North Spring. She is preceded in death by a son Jeremiah "Sunshine" Vance. Andrea loved
the Beach, fishing and hunting. She was a loving mother and amazing wife. In addition to her parents
survivors include her loving husband of twelve years Timothy Jack "TJ" Vance; a daughter Christine
Hatfield of North Spring; four sons Joseph "JJ" Hatfield of North Spring, Noah Vance, Cody Vance and
Hunter Vance all of Indian Creek; a brother John (Kayla) Hatfield of Hanover; special friend Nicatye
Williams of Glen Daniels; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1
pm Friday January 15th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Adam
Vance and Bro. Seth Cline officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her son in Sunshine Cemetery,
Indian Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Friday at the
funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the
funeral home. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Helen Marie Terry-Rollins, age 88, of Oceana, WV while surrounded by her loving family, after a
courageous fight against many health-related illnesses, departed quietly into God’s place of peace in her
eternal journey on January 13, 2021, at Bower’s Hospice House, Beckley, WV. Born June 3, 1932, in
Midway, WV, Helen was the daughter of the late Charles and Lula Ann Terry. Deceased siblings include
Walter Terry, Carnie Terry, George Terry, James Terry, and Robert Terry. Helen made her home in Lynco,
WV with her wedded love, the late Jonathan Darrell Rollins, Sr. whom she married on April 6, 1953, in
Sabine, WV. Helen was a loving, humble spirit that adored her family more than her own life and always
spoke kindly to others. Helen loved gardening, canning, and spending quality time loving, laughing,
taking care of her family, and loved her sweet Persian cat, Chloe Does. During the past several years,
Helen looked forward to attending church services, playing Bingo, and sharing long meaningful talks by
telephone and over good meals with her best friends the late Nancy Rollins Milam (sister-in-law), and
the late,  Pauline Akers.  Those already passed over in Helen’s immediate family had gained their eternal
wings, were her two beautiful daughters, baby Patricia Rollins and Diana L. Rollins-West (Tom). Helen is
survived, leaving an extremely loving legacy, by sons, Jonathan D. Rollins, Jr. and his wife, Glenna, of
Beckley, and two of their sons, Dr. Jonathan D. Rollins III (grandson), and his girlfriend,  Caitlin Teetor,  
and Nathaniel N. Rollins, (grandson) and her other son, Bobby J. Rollins, his wife Edith, and their three
daughters, Amanda Reese (granddaughter), her husband John, and their two daughters Maddison and
Rylee (great-granddaughters), Ashley Amick (granddaughter), her husband Aaron, and their daughter
Erin Brooke (great-granddaughter), and Kayla Stewart (granddaughter) and her companion Jason
Jenkins,  and daughters Arianna and Nora. In addition to her immediate family, Helen is also survived by
many cherished loved ones and amazing friends. In celebration of Helen’s life, graveside service will be
held on Monday, January 18th, at 1.00 PM at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV with Rev. William
Cook officiating. Family members will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to thank the
kindhearted caregivers of Harper Mills, Beckley, WV, and The Doug and Lucy Bowers Hospice House for
their compassionate and gentle care and the generous love shown Helen during her last years and
moments in this life. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Roger Lee White, 72, of Bald Knob, WV went to his Heavenly home to be with his mom and dad on
January 14, 2021 at his home following a long illness. He was born on May 18, 1948 a son of the late
Charlie and Eva Osborne White. Roger is a retired coal miner of Eastern Associated Coal Company
where he worked for 26 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to church and being with his
family. He is a member of Brown's Branch Freewill Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father
and grandfather. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Evelyn Fay White;
two grandchildren Kristina Faith White and Rodney Lee White, Jr.; two brothers Virgil and Mont
White; a daughter-in-law; several sister-in-laws; and several brother-in-laws. Survivors include his
loving wife of 54 years Eileen Workman White; a daughter Judy (Michael) Lusk of Cyclone; three
sons Rodney (Tracie) White, Charles (Julie) White and Kevin (Kristina) White all of Bald Knob; two
brothers Carlos (Debbie) White and Johnny White all of Greenwood; ten grandchildren; thirteen
great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2
pm on Tuesday January 19th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Phil Rowe officiating. He will be laid to rest in Hatfield Cemetery, Barrett, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Rebecca Noel Cook, 46, of Tyrone, GA  passed away on Saturday January 9, 2021 in Brightmoor
Hospice, Griffin, GA. She was born on December 17, 1974 in South Carolina a daughter of James and
Sue Ellen Toler Cook. In addition to her parents survivors include a uncle Brad Toler and wife Marylan
of Clear Fork; an aunt Joyce Toler of Peninsula, OH; a great uncle Joe Shannon and wife Linda of Max
Meadows, VA; and a host of cousins in West Virginia, Ohio and Georgia and other loving family and
friends. Becky loved to travel. She was always trying to plan a trip and see what family members she
could coax into going along.   She visited a total of 39 states.  Her first trip occurred when she was 10
days old.  The family traveled from South Carolina on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with their
family.   And then just about a year later when she was 12 months and 1 day old she went to the
Panama Canal to visit her Maw and Paw Cook.   She visited Disney World over 35 times.  She loved the
Monorail and wanted to be the driver one day.  She was always the first one to tell you what was new
at the park.  One of her life goals was to get her cousin’s Brandi and Misti to visit Disney World with
her.  They were able to go with her in.  She always wanted to travel to Dollywood.  Dolly Parton was
one of her favorite people.  Sue and Jim lost count of how many times they visited.  She loved to visit
during the Festival of Nations and Christmas in the Smokies. She loved to ride the Dollywood train.  
But her favorite place to travel to was the mountains of West Virginia to see her family.  She would
beg her parents to visit.  She would get to spend time with her cousins, go to Bible school, riding in
the golf cart, and going to eat frosting at Aunt Ann’s. Becky was always so thoughtful of others.  She
would see things she wanted to buy and take to her family when they visited. She would love to take
special items and toys to her special little cousins.  She would also have her mom mail special items
throughout the year.  Becky was a member of the Peachtree City Community Corp Rotary Club.  She
helped raise money for disabled veterans to have a service dog.  She worked with Meals on Wheels.  
She was always excited to see what the meal of the day was going to be delivered to people on her
route.  She volunteered at the Hope House to clean or help in any way that was needed.  Becky also
participated in the Special Olympics many times.  She loved to bowl and practiced all year round to be
able to bowl in the Special Olympics.  She was part of a Bocce team called the Queen and the Court.  
Attending church was important to Becky.  She was so upset over not being able to attend church
because of Covid.  She was a member of the Promise Class of the Flat Creek Baptist Church and the
Sunshine Bible School at the Methodist Church of Fayetteville, Georgia.  Becky loved the color purple,
butterflies, and elephants. She loved to listen to music.  Country was her favorite, but she also liked
the Oldies and Gospel.  She loved the Country Bear Jamboree.  You could find her dancing to the Oldies
or singing a Randy Travis song.  Becky loved to eat Aunt Marilyn’s gravy and biscuits.  She looked
forward to getting picked on by her Uncle Brad.  Her cousin Barry was her “Big Boy “and she loved to
eat his red velvet cake.  She looked forward to vacationing every year with her cousin Liz and her girls
and also her Aunt Joyce, Uncle Stan, Patrick and Kara.  She enjoyed when Shawn visited with the kids
and loved visiting Davis Farms.  She also enjoyed when Uncle Joe Shannon teased her during his visits
and her adopted Uncle Bill Martin visited.  Becky told her mom in November “Mommy I need to see
Jesus”.  Surely Mamaw Myrtle is in heaven doing a happy dance to see her precious Becky. She has so
many loved ones in heaven that will be happy to see her.  Mamaw Mickey, Paw Cook, Cawcaw, Aunt
Ann, and Uncle Stanley.  Becky had so many people who loved her.  She definitely has a special place in
many people’s hearts and she will be dearly missed.  
Mary Katherine Halsey, 64, of Oceana, WV passed away on January16, 2021 in Raleigh General Hospital,
Beckley, WV. She was born on May 26, 1956 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late Lacy and Lilly
Sizemore Dixon. Mary attended the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church and is a member of the Oceana
Jaycee-tts. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Halsey; and  two
sisters Carol and Barbara. Survivors include son Justin Halsey and wife April; four grandchildren Jacob,
Callista, Jasmyn and Arabella; a sister Pam; a brother Joe; two fur babies Summer and Autumn; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday January 21st in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Scott Cline officiating. She will be laid
to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until
time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to the funeral home. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Loretta Francis, 91, of Glen Fork, WV passed away on Friday January 15, 2021 at Wyoming
Nursing and Rehabilitation,  New Richmond, WV. She was born on August 6, 1929 in Jesse, WV a
daughter of the late Bessie Workman Smith and the step daughter of the late Ernest Smith. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Coy Jackson Francis,
Sr.; granddaughter Stephanie Stewart Bailey; grandsons Seth Francis, Matthew Stewart and
Joshua Francis; grandchild Baby Stewart; sons-in-law Randall Stewart and David Brumfield;
brother Ernest Smith, Jr.; sisters Juanita Alexander and Delores Poanessa; and a "special sister"
Ellen Stokes and special cousin Barbara Walker. Survivors include her four sons Coy Jr., Keith
(Wilhelmina), Timothy and Kevin (Nina); four daughters Darlene Stewart, Linda Russ (Joe),
Pamela Brumfield and Angela Brown (Tommy); seventeen grandchildren; twenty-six great
grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Due to Covid 19 a private graveside
service for the family will be held on Wednesday January 20th. She will be laid to rest in Glen
Fork Community Cemetery, Glen Fork, WV. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is
being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.