Nancy Jane Rollins Milam, 88, of Pineville, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday July 2, 2020. Nancy
was born in Raleigh County, WV on October 12, 1931 to Jonathan and Rosa Lafferty Trump Rollins. In addition to
her parents she is preceded in death by all of her brothers Hugh and Wilson Trump and Jack, Jim and Jonathan
Darrell Rollins; her sisters Ocie Ballard and Augusta "Gussy" Walker; nephew Johnny Walker; the father of her
children, Ernest "Casey" Milam; sons Paul and Randy Hugh "Huey" Milam; and a granddaughter Pauline Allen.
Those left to cherish the many, many wonderful memories are a sister Ellan Cook of Jesse; a special sister-in-law
Helen Rollins; daughter Kay and (special son-in-law) Randall Aliff of Pineville; grandson Ryan (Samantha) Aliff
of Turkey Creek; granddaughter Demia (Bobby Osborne) Aliff  of Pineville; daughter-in-law Jessica Milam and
grandson Charlie Milam of Winchester, VA; granddaughter Samantha Milam of Berkeley Springs; granddaughter
Sandra (Rodney) Morgan of Ramey Addition; and grandson Steven Milam of Brenton; great grandchildren
Reagan Aliff, Rian Osborne, Hunter Stanley, Tyler England, Hunter England, Kassadi England, Desaray Milam,
Steven Milam, Sidney Allen, and Destiney Day; and three great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews;
and special friend Ellen Stewart of Princeton. In keeping with her wishes, graveside services for family will be
performed by Pastor Matt Mitchell and Rev. Jerry Graham at 11 am Sunday July 5th at Palm Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Randall Aliff, Ryan Aliff, Jonathan Rollins, Bobby Rollins, Charlie Milam, Jerry Bailey and
Bobby Osborne. We express heartfelt gratitude to Misty Tolliver, Sheila Byrd, Tabetha Tipton, Dr. Scott Keffer
and Wyoming Nursing and Rehab. To each and every person that showed love to our mother, we give our
greatest gratitude. The Family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Gregory "Mad Dog" Toler, 58, of Coal Mountain, WV, passed away on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at Logan Regional
Medical Center, Logan, WV. He was born on November 17, 1961 in Pineville, WV a son of the late Raymond and
Claudia Toler. he enjoyed riding a four wheeler and playing his guitar with Marvin and Danny Morgan, Tommy
Hatfield and his sister Gennie Trull. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings Raymond
Toler, Jr., Virginia Toler, Larry Toler, Gerald Toler, Murphy Toler, Christopher Toler, Gloria Toler and Tammy
Toler; and a brother-in-law Roger Morgan. Survivors include six sisters Donna Spurlock, Josephine Baker,
Claudetta Paul, Genevieve Trull, Joan Morgan and Juanita (Gregory) Kenneda; three brothers Carl Toler, Timmy
Toler and Paul Toler; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday
July 7th at the  Big Cub Missionary Baptist Church, Coal Mountain, WV with Pastor Glen Hatfield officiating. He
will be laid to rest in Coal Mountain Cemetery.  Friends may gather with the family from 1 pm until time of
services on Tuesday at the church. The Family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Charles Lewis "Chuck" Bishop, 59, of Pt. Pleasant, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July  1,
2020 at his residence. He was born on June 28, 1961 in Welch, WV, a son of  Rev. Raymond Lewis Bishop and
wife Shelby of Lincolnton NC and the late Alma Lee Finley Bishop. He was an equipment operator and a member
of the Rockview Pentecostal Tabernacle in Rockview, WV.  In addition to his mother he was proceeded in death
by his maternal grandparents Fred and Ruth Finley and his paternal grandparents Paris and Roxie Bishop.
Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years Donna Jean Russell Bishop; four sons Charles L. (Ashley) Bishop, II,
Bobby Bishop, and Randy Bishop all of Pt. Pleasant, WV and Weldon Gregory of Colorado; seven daughters
Kimberly (Ryan) Isaacs of New Martinsville WV, Heather (Chester) Combs of Mullens, WV, Amanda (John)
Burton, Sandra (John) Suttles, Linda (companion Corey Klug) Adkins, and  Brandi Bishop all of Pt. Pleasant, WV
and Jackie Sellers of New York; a sister Diane Jackson of Pineville, WV; a brother Daniel (Roberta) Bishop of
Granite Falls, NC; seventeen grandchildren Aaliyah, McKenzie, Tyler, Charles III, Joey, Daniel, Aubrianna,
Chester II, Colten, Octavia, Elijah, Avrik, Aurora, Kirby, and one due to arrive in December 2020; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at the
Rockview Pentecostal Tabernacle, Rockview, WV.   He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny,
WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of services on Wednesday at the church.  
Pallbearers will be sons and sons-in-law. The family would like to express a special thanks to Hospice of
Huntington and their staff.  The Family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Beatrice Ann Osborne Workman, 53, of Cyclone, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July  1, 2020
at her residence. She was born on December 6, 1966 in Man WV, a daughter of the late Swettie Vaughn and Brady
Lusk Osborne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist  Church in Cyclone,
WV.  Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years Jerry Gordon Workman; two sons Adam Workman and
Kyle (Leslie) Workman both of Cyclone WV; two brothers Beecher Osborne and Willie Osborne both of Cyclone
WV; two grandchildren Natalie Boothe and Grayson Workman; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 PM on Thursday July 9, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco WV with Rev. Merle Walls and Bro. Paul Brown officiating.  She will laid to rest in Osborne Cemetery,
Brushy Fork, Cyclone WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of services on Thursday at
the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The Family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Barbara Sue Blankenship Cook Belcher, 71, of Oceana, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday July 11,
2020 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1949 in Man, WV, a daughter of the late Nan Blankenship and
Georgie Ann Bowens Thomas. Barbara was a homemaker and attended the Oceana United Methodist Church. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Garrick Cook and a grandson Jacob Isaiah Franklin.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Roger Dean Belcher; three daughters Nena Cook of
Beckley, Melissa Vance of North Carolina and Treasa Hensley of Oak Hill; six sons Wiley Martin of Mullens, Harry
Cook, Jr. of Maben, Roger Belcher, Jr. of Pineville, Bobby (Barbie) Belcher of Oceana, and Guy Belcher, III and
Kelley Belcher both of Beckley; one sister Audrey Elkins of Gilbert; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday July 15th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, with Pastor Jeff Green officiating. She will be laid to rest in Thomas's Memorial Cemetery, Gilbert, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Margaret Helen Lafferty Osborne, 73, of Matheny, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday July 11, 2020
at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on January 24, 1947 in Matheny, WV a daughter of the
late Bennie Talley and Ida Belcher Lafferty. Margaret was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Landy Lay Osborne; one sister Vena
Lafferty; and two brothers Walter Lafferty and William Lafferty. Those left to cherish her memory include her
daughter Vickie (Iverson) Bailey of Matheny; a sister Dixie (David) Cooke of Jesse; a brother Benny (Virginia)
Lafferty of Matheny; special friends Iris Workman, Becky Workman, Bert Short, III, Pastor Johnny Toler, and
Sandra Dove; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1
pm on Thursday July 16th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Pastor Johnny Toler
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 6 - 9 pm Wednesday July 15th at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the
staff of Oceana Family Healthcare.  Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Billy Gene Stapleton, 73, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday July 9, 2020 in Baptist
Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC. He was born April 9, 1947 in Wayne County, WV a son of the late Earl Robert and
Ferna Hallie Wallace Stapleton. He was a retired Coal Miner, Long Haul Truck driver and a member of the UMWA.
Billy lived his life in Logan and Wyoming Counties, where he loved spending time with family and friends. He had
a lifelong love of learning at Southern West Virginia Community College. Billy loved his wife, children,
grandchildren, and great grandchild. Billy would do anything he could for the people he cared about. In addition
to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents George W. and Malinda Likens Stapleton and Jay
and Beatrice Wallace; a sister Brenda Joyce Stapleton Fuller; two brothers Christopher Stapleton and Earl Robert
Stapleton, Jr.; two brother-in-laws Ronnie Gaye Fuller and Rick Saunders; and a nephew Stephen Bias. Survivors
include his loving wife of 50 years Arminta Bailey Stapleton; a daughter Melissa (Ray) Stapleton Ball of Conover,
NC; three sons David McKinley Bailey of Newton, NC, Chris Allen (Donna) Stapleton of Newton, NC and Richard
Earl Stapleton of the home; five grandchildren Anthony Billy Ray Stapleton, Ashley Nicole (William) Lowman,
Ethan Paul (Patricia) Stapleton, Christopher Earl Stapleton and Richard Earl Stapleton, Jr.; a great grandchild
Valerie Lynn Stapleton; two sisters Ruth Stapleton (Michael) Bias of Murphy, NC and Belinda Stapleton Saunders
of Longwood, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held
at 12:00 on Friday in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Merle Walls officiating.
Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5 - 8:00 PM
on Thursday at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Kennie Roger Acord, 77, of Matheny, WV went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH following a long illness. He was born December 4, 1942 in Oceana, WV a son of the late Henderson
Pierce Acord and the late Delilah Gaye Acord Reed and the late Herbert Reed. In addition to his parents he was
also preceded in death by a son Kennie "Peewee" Henderson Acord, a daughter Laura Fogliasso, brothers Pierce
Acord, Aubrey Acord and Franklin Acord, Sr. Kennie was a member of Delilah Methodist Church. Kennie was a
retired welder and  a member of the UMWA at Kopperston #1 Shop. He loved hunting and fishing. His family was
what he lived for. He had a passion for spending time at his cabin with his family. Kennie was always joking and
making everyone laugh. He never met a stranger. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 22 years,
Sue Sizemore Acord; daughters Melinda Kay Acord, Shandrea (David Dodson) Sizemore and Denise Koopman;
sons Aaron (Regina) Sizemore and Vincent Koopman; grandchildren Samantha, Brittany, Tyler, Nicholas,
Kennadee, Kerrigan, Leelan, Emma, Luke and Brian; seven great grandchildren; brothers Herbert Steven (Shirley)
Reed and Coy B. (Lottie) Acord; sisters Nancy Jean Frazier, Clarice K. Bailey, Linda G (Dewey) Lilly, Eileen R.
Stewart and Earlia D. (Jack) Reed-Derringer; two very special sisters-in-law Glenna Acord and Peggy Acord; two
brothers-in-law Darren Moore and Orvie Moore; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and
friends. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday July 20, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Butch Acord officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12:00 until service time at the funeral home on Monday.
Pallbearers will be Family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Michael Douglas Kennedy, 40, of Matheny, WV, formerly of Long Branch, WV, passed away on Wednesday July
15, 2020. He was born June 22, 1980 in Mullens, WV, a son of Junior Lee Kennedy and the late Alice Marie Adkins
Kennedy. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his children and watching NFL Football. In addition to his
mother he was preceded in death by a good friend Mikey Colegrove. Survivors include his loving father Junior
Lee Kennedy and companion Anna Sutters of Long Branch; two children Allison Kaye-Lynn Kennedy and Colton
Chase Kennedy; his companion of nine years Melissa Kaye Clark; three sisters Diana (Kip) Neace of Pineville,
Rhonda (Dewayne) Lester of Hanover and Rosana (David) Toler of Clear Fork; three brothers Robert (Delores)
Kennedy of East Lynn, Johnathan (Cindy) Kennedy of North Springs and Craig (Becky) Kennedy of Gilbert; a host
of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday,
July 21, 2020 at the Toler Cemetery, Sunhill, WV, with Evangelist Bradley Kennedy and Pastor Irvin Lee
officiating.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Sandra G. Lester, 72 of Brier Creek, WV, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Wyoming
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Richmond, WV, following a long illness. She was born on October 15,
1947, in Wyoming County, WV, a daughter of the late Irvin Lester of Baileysville and the late Wilda (Sammie)
Lambert of Cambridge, OH. Sandra will be remembered for her love for her family and friends, along with her
witty sense of humor. She also loved her furry pets and everyone else's pets. Sandra enjoyed working in her
flower garden and will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by
her brothers Stanley Lester, Jeff "Turk" Lambert, Terry Lester and Donald Lester; step-father Ralph Lambert,
step-mother Louise Lester and a brother-in-law John Chambers. Those left to cherish her memory include her
brothers Cassidy Lester and Larry Lester both of Brier Creek, Stevie Lester of Brenton, and Greg Lambert of
Cambridge, OH; sisters Denise Chambers of Cambridge, OH, Missy Lester and Vanessa Lester; a host of aunts,
uncles, nephews, nieces, sister-in-laws, cousins and friends. In keeping with Sandra's wishes she will be
cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Eula Blankenship Bailey went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2020 at the age of 103.  She was born in
Bradshaw, WV, on October 23, 1916 to the late C.W. and Lottie Blankenship.  She was the oldest of 8 children
eventually settling in Clear Fork, WV, where she lived her entire life.  She graduated from Oceana High School in
1935 and then went on to Concord College graduating with her teaching degree and following her marriage to the
late Harry L. Bailey, she taught in a 2 room school house in Elk Lick for several years before becoming the Clear
Fork postmaster.  She held that position for 34 years, retiring in 1982.  Eula and Harry raised 2 daughters, Janet
and Ella.  In addition to her busy hours in the post office, she helped her husband, Harry, with their store, Bailey’s
General Store. She enjoyed needlework, crochet, embroidery and quilt piecing, and made beautiful throws for her
family and friends. She loved to travel, taking many trips with her husband in their motorhome, as well as going
on bus tours with a close group of girlfriends. Some of her favorite sites include New York, Niagara Falls, the
western states and Hawaii. She loved to work crossword and jigsaw puzzles.  She was also a big believer in
exercise.She was predeceased by her husband, both daughters, brothers; baby Franklin Blankenship, S.D.
Blankenship, King Edward Blankenship and W.C. Blankenship as well as her sister, Elga Jean Short.Those left to
treasure her legacy include her 2 sisters; Helen Toler and Glenna Sue Childress, as well as her son-in-law, Donald
Stanton, grandchildren; Kimberly Strickland, Angela Bossie, Chele Stanton, and Jon Michael Payne, and 13 great-
grandchildren; Jennifer, Daniel, Kristen, Elizabeth, Ben, Heath and Grant Strickland; Katie Bossie O’Guin and
Hannah Bossie; and Timothy, Matthew, Calvin, and Nick Payne; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. She
will be buried in her family cemetery in Clear Fork, WV, and a Memorial service will be held at a later date.. A
special thank you is sent to the staff of Wyoming Nursing and Rehab for the loving care provided to her for the
past year and a half. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Eugene Herman Cook, 82, of Holly Hills, WV, formerly of Oceana passed away on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at his
home. He was born on November 12, 1937 in Lorado, WV a son of the late Aubrey and Nina Morgan Cook. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years Juanita Farley Cook; a daughter
Karen Curley; two sons Jeff Cook and James Cook; and a grandson Taylor Cook. Survivors include a daughter Kelli
Roach of Collinsville, VA; a son John (Ashley) Cook of Oceana; eight grandchildren Jerad (Brooke), John Michael,
Sierra, Bryce, Jordan, Haley, Tommy and Braxton; two great grandsons Dawson and Owen; a brother Dewey Cook
of OH; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Sunday July 26th in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Larry Farley officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1 pm until time of services on
Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jerad, John Michael, Bryce and Tucker. The family is being served
by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Connie Yvonne Barlow, 70 of Clear Fork passed on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Bower’s Hospice in Beckley following
a long illness. She was born on October 26, 1949 in Pineville , West Virginia. She was the daughter of Johnie
Blankenship and Hazel Faye Matney Blankenship. Connie was a 1967 graduate of Oceana High School and a
disabled Registered Nurse of 20 years receiving her Associates Degree in nursing from Southern West Virginia
Community College and was employed at Welch Community Hospital, Community Health Foundation in Man,
West Virginia where she served proudly as Director of the Black Lung Clinic where she adored her patients and
they adored her as well, OH-9 and Wyoming County Council on Aging in Home Health Care. She also was a
homemaker where she cared for her husband and children all while obtaining her nursing degree and also briefly
owned and operated Rick’s Drive Inn in Oceana where she used her great cooking skills and would always stay up
late at night after work at her regular job preparing lunch and dinner specials for the next day. Connie was a
devout Christian after giving her life to her Lord and Savior at the age of 12 and kept her faith to God her entire
life. Connie was one of the original founding members of the Blessed Hope Singers singing and ministering at
churches all over southern West Virginia and several states for over 40 years up until her illness wouldn’t allow
her to travel. Connie was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband of 32 years Walter Barlow, father-in-
laws Dan Barlow and Ott Osborne, mother-in-law Helen Grace Wilson Barlow Osborne, a brother Donnie
Blankenship and step-mother Rosa Lea Blankenship. She is survived by her “Buttons and Bows” Derk, sons Jeff
and wife Anitra Barlow of Jesse, Shannon Barlow of Clear Fork, Jacob Ray Barlow of Clear Fork and daughters
Lisa Ross and her husband Jerry of White Sulpher Springs and Lisa Barlow of Charleston and her grandchildren
Marissa Moore Barlow and her fiancé Ryan Adams of Pineville, Laken Barlow and her boyfriend Aaron Blevins of
Bradshaw, Alex Barlow and his girlfriend Jessica Wrobleski of Oceana, Jordan Browning and his fiancée Alexis
Walls of Huntington, Jared Browning and his girlfriend Carly Puett of Huntington, Emily Browning of Clear Fork,
Jacob Eugene Barlow of Charleston, Isabella Browning of Clear Fork and Iris Klaiber of White Sulpher Springs
which are all her pride and joy, a sister Gloria Elkins of Monroe, North Carolina as well as special nieces Tiffany
Short (Kevin), Abby Short, Maddie Short, Haley Acord and nephews Tyler Counts, Logan Short and Eli Short and
special friends and/or cousins Lori Pruitt, Debbie And James Roe, Darlene (sister-in-law)and Earl Harris, Sheila
and Greg Morgan and their children Josh and Erin, Kalea Klaiber, Taia’ Ross , Misty Browning, Lorrie Pafford,
Rick Blankenship, Mike Blankenship, Annetta Argabright, Jane Snuffer, Darrell Lester and a host of other family
and friends including her extended Advent Christian Church Family. Funeral service will be held at 1pm on
Monday July 27th at the Clear Fork Advent Church with Rev. Eddie B. Aliff, Jr. 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
Monday at the church. Pallbearers will be Alex Barlow, Jordan Browning, Jared Browning, Jacob Barlow, Ryan
Adams and Aaron Blevins. Special thanks to Bowers Hospice House of Beckley, WV for the love you showed our
family. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Debra Jean Holmes Walker, 66, of Brenton, WV passed away on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at her home. She was
born on October 12, 1953 in Charleston, WV a daughter of the late Harry Mason and Betty Huddleston Holmes.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a sister Lynn Holmes and a niece Samantha Holmes.
Survivors include a daughter Susan Wood of Brenton; three sons Barry Walker of Mocksville, NC, Bobby
(Heather) Walker of Beckley and Adam Walker of Brenton; two sisters Regina "Gail" Holmes of Cleveland, OH
and Peggy Carter of Lodi, OH; two brothers Butch Holmes of OK and David (Susan) Holmes of Louisville, KY;
thirteen grandchildren Casey Walker, Camron Short, Ivy Walker, Kalista Walker, Noel Walker, Mason Walker,
Addison Walker, Lauryn Walker, Rilee Walker, Caden Walker, Lily Walker, Araya Walker and Tytus Walker; nieces
and nephews Jessica Goingkeen, Michelle Holmes, William Morgan, Donald Holmes, Amy Holmes, Betty Smith,
Holly Stacy and David Holmes; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with her wishes she will
be cremated and laid to rest in Walker Cemetery, Brenton, WV. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Douglas Lea Hager, 57, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Wednesday August 5, 2020 at Appalachian Regional
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on October 26, 1962 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Blevins Hager, Sr. and
Christlene Yvonne Walker Hensley. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Dexter Lea Hager;
and two brothers Blevins Hager, Jr. and David William Hager. Survivors include a son Derek Hager of Cyclone;
four sisters Sylvia Workman of Kopperston, Darlene Cooke (Frenchie) Duty of Oceana, Gloria Jean Harper of
Kings Mt., NC and Betty Christian of Chattanooga, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family
and friends. Graveside service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday August 8, 2020 at Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Dautphine Hurley Kennedy, 69, of Hanover, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 4, 2020 at
CAMC Memorial, Charleston, WV. She was born on June 27, 1951 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Carolenius
Alonzo and Dena Stafford Hurley. Dautphine is a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Pineville. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by twin sons Paul and Christopher Kennedy; a sister Patricia Ann
Sasser; and two brothers Timothy and Doug Hurley. Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years Michael
Kennedy; a daughter Rhianon (Shane Bragg) Kennedy of Shady Spring; five sisters Wanda (Joey) Cooper of Skin
Fork, Jenny (Shana) Hurley of Clendinon, Leslie Hurley of Pineville, Jody Hurley of Princeton and Ellen Hurley of
Princeton; a brother Donnie (Vicky) Hurley of Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and
friends. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday August 11th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Father Binny Thomas Mulackal 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 Tuesday at the funeral
home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Douglas Walter Shelton, Sr., 76, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday August 7, 2020 in Princeton Community
Hospital.  He was born on January 13, 1944 in Pineville, WV, a son of the late Coy Eugene and Sophia Ella Belcher
Shelton.  Douglas was a member of the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired timber cutter.  In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by son Douglas Walter "June Bug" Shelton, Jr.; step-daughter
Leann Richmond; son-in-law Toby Cox; two sisters Charlotte Holcomb and Helen Belcher; step-mother Opal
Shelton; and daughter-in-law Judy Shelton.  Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Pamela Gaye
Barber Shelton; daughters Jackie (Jay) Aurand of Talmage, KS and Vickie (Larry) Acord of Glen Fork; step-sons
Bryan Acord and Joshua Stewart both of Beckley; brother Coy Eugene Smith of Logan County; grandchildren
Tanya Cox, Cory Stangel, Diedre (Seth) Stout, Tara Wilson, Douglas Quinton Shelton, Kayla Stewart, Jacob
Richmond, Lindsay Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Jr., Brooke Stewart, Kinsley Acord, Braxton Acord, Maddie Stewart,
and Zoey Stewart; great grandchildren Tucker Wilson, Amidy Cox, and Embir Cox; mother-in-law Audarene
Walls; and a host of other loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday August
10, 2020 at the Johnston Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek, Brenton, WV with Evangelist Larry Acord officiating.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Charles Malcolm Childers, Jr., 75, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Friday August 7, 2020 in Boone Memorial
Hospital.  He was born on April 20, 1945 in Kopperston, WV, a son of the late Charles Malcolm "Mack" and Elsie
Spriggs Childers.  Charles was a minister, a retired mine foreman and a US Army Veteran.  In addition to his
parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn Pennington Childers; a grandson Nathaniel Peyton
Childers; a brother Clarence "Bud" Childers; and a sister Mitzy Kellogg. Survivors include his sons Charles
Malcolm "Chuck" Childers, III and wife Donna of Oceana and Jimmy Childers and wife Kimberly of Thomasville,
NC; two sisters Alice Childers of Kopperston and Loretta Long of Montgomery; a brother Coy "Bo" Childers of
New York; seven grandchildren Tamara Leshay Childers, Jacob Malcolm Childers, Jace Repass, Lydia Childers,
Ashton Altizer, Brittney Altizer and Victoria Altizer; two great grandchildren Piper Gibson and Brantley Toler;
and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. A Memorial
service will held on Thursday August 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Oceana First Church of God with Bro. Jimmie
Russ, Bro. Rick Walker  and Bro. Robert Martin officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Wyoming
County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may gather with the family from 5:00 pm until service time at the
church. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Kimberly Christine Hatcher Harrison, 48, of Kopperston, WV passed away after a sudden illness on Friday August
7, 2020 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born on October 29, 1971 in Beckley, the daughter
of Fred and June Christian Hatcher  She was a social studies teacher at Westside High School. She loved her
students and was loved by them. She graduated from Oceana High School and Concord College. She received
masters degrees in geography and history from Marshall University. She was a faithful member of Lillyhaven
Baptist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and American Federation of Teachers. In addition to her
parents, survivors include her husband of 19 years, Kevin, daughters Erin Lea Harrison and Emily (Adam) Cozort,
and her Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Darrell and Mary Adams. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on
Wednesday August 12th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Algie Cook
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 services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family would like to thank the healthcare workers at Jan-Care Ambulance, the ER at Raleigh General Hospital, the
helicopter service, and Ruby Memorial Hospital for the care provided for Kim. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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Herbert Lewis Ingram, 89, of Racine, WI, formerly of Oceana, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday
June 4, 2020 in  Burlington, WI. He was born on January 15, 1931 in Clintwood, VA a son of the late Corbin and
Cozy Clark Ingram. Herbert is a United States Korean Army Veteran and he worked at Virginia Concrete for over
40 years.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife Clara Mae Ingram; four brothers Andy, Earl, Carl and Junior;
and a sister Cora. Survivors include a daughter Michelle (J. D.) Tobler; a brother Paul (Othell) Ingram; four
grandchildren Zachary, Amanda, James and Tea; a sister-in-law Vivian Bailey; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Graveside service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday August 11th at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny,
WV. Due to the Covid 19 epidemic he was cremated and will be laid to rest beside his loving wife. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Obituaries
Roger Dale Brown, 75, of Ravencliff, WV, passed away on Sunday August 9, 2020 at Cornerstone Specialty
Hospital, Huntington, WV. He was born on December 25, 1944 in Tipple, WV a son of the late Basil Brown and the
late Jessie Fay Tolliver Simmons. Roger is a United States Vietnam Army Veteran, a member of the UMWA and
attended the Ravencliff Church of the Living God. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother
Isaac Pat Brown; and step brother Bobby Simmons. Survivors include his wife of 47 years Rosetta Farmer Brown;
three daughters Cindy Nicole Brown of Maben, Kristen Brown of Ravencliff and Courtney Brown of Ravencliff;
two sons Roger Dale (Yolanda) Brown of MD and Nathiah Brown of Ravencliff; two aunts Darlene Swim and
Norma Shumate; four grandchildren Lana Marie Brown, Roger Dale Brown, III, James Dalton Brown and Alayna
Brown; two great grandchildren Holden and Masie; two nieces Ashley Blankenship and companion Matthew
Newcomb of Oceana and Samantha (Bobby) Cook 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 the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Calista Nicole Crouch Trent., 42, of Crouch's Farm, WV passed away on Friday August 7th, 2020.  She was born on
November 04, 1977 in Beckley, WV, a daughter of Letha Ellison Crouch of Crouch's Farm and the late Robert D.
Crouch.  She was a 1996 Graduate of Oceana High School, a 2000 Graduate of Southern WV LPN school and had
completed her RN/BSN at Mountain State University in 2009. She was a beloved mother and daughter and will be
missed by her family and friends. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her sister, Desiree Crouch.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her daughters, Finley Crouch and Kylee Trent; her son, Dylan Trent;
and a host of other loving family and friends. She will be cremated and there will be no services. The family is
being served by the 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.

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.

Due to Restrictions on the number of People allowed in the building, there is
a
maximum of 100 People allowed in the building
at a time, in accordance with the
CDC & P and the Health Department.

Thank You,
Jerry R. Stafford, LIC and The Staff  of Our Funeral Home.
Jack Edward Cline, 84, of Clear Fork, WV, passed away on Wednesday August 12, 2020 due to injuries sustained
in an ATV accident. He was born on July 1, 1936 in Earling, WV a son of the late Alan P. and Sadie Morgan Cline.
He is a member of the NRA. Jack was known as a good man and was loved and respected. He was a hard
working man who looked out for his family. He was always on the go and there was no holding him back. He
loved fishing, hunting ginseng and just being out in nature. Jack was a man with a green thumb, he loved his
garden. He supplied his family and neighbors with a feast of home grown delight. He was a very giving soul,
always willing to lend a hand or a hand out- he never hesitated. If you needed a job, everyone knew to come see
Jack. He will always be loved, respected and remembered by all. In addition to his parents he is preceded in
death by two daughters Patsy Maynard and Phyllis Lee; three brothers Berlin Cline, Russell Wren and Daniel
Cline; and a sister Marie Toler. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Barbara Rowe Cline; two daughters
Jacqueline (George) McCurry and Tiffiny Powers; a son Jimmy (Tali) Cline; a son-in-law Keith Powers; two
sisters Betty Hughes and Dixie Blizzard; two brothers Cecil Cline and Larry D. (Kathy) Cline; seven grandchildren
B. J. (Natashia) Cline, Michael (Maryann) Cline, Jeremy (Samara) DeLong, Stella (Jake) Webb, Marvin (Lydia)
Esekielu, Harley Stewart, Jr. and Denora (Bucky) Stewart; twelve great grandchildren Hunter, Cole, Dawn,
Jacob, Cruz, Easton, Karter, Mia, Aria, Kayden, Camyden and Lilly; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday August 16th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor Seth Cline officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cline Cemetery, Sunhill, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 1 pm until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
grandsons. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Steven Jaral Bledsoe, 38, of Brenton, WV, went home to be with his Lord on August 13, 2020 following a short
illness. He was born on March 31, 1982 in Man, WV a son of Ruth (Terry) Estep and the late Kenneth Perry
Bledsoe. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; two sisters
Julia Annetta Bledsoe and Eva Lynn Hunt. In addition to his mother and step father survivors include his fiancé
Cynthia Blankenship; two daughters Gracie Anna Rose of the home and Navaeh Hatfield of Welch; two sons
Steven Payton Bledsoe of the home and Kenneth Blake Hunt of Lynco; a grandson Zachary Cole Sams of Jesse; a
sister Nancy (Darrell) Barbour of Hanover; four brothers Kevin (Melissa) Bledsoe of Lynco, Kenneth (Misty)
Bledsoe of Brenton, Jason (Chasity) Bledsoe of Coal Mountain and Travis (Ashley) Barbour of Hanover; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday August 18th at the
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, Lynco, WV with Bro. Wayne Bailey and Rev. Brad Kennedy officiating. He will be laid
to rest in Sandau Family Cemetery, Long Branch, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6 pm on Monday
August 17th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Charles Lee Stewart, 76, of Lynco, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at his home.
He was born on June 24, 1949 in Baileysville, WV a son of the late Obed Preston and Viola Allen Stewart. Charles
was a member of the UMWA, and a 1963 graduate of Baileysville High School. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by a sister Betty Graves; and a brother Wayne Stewart. Survivors include his loving wife of 38
years Retha Toler Stewart; two daughters Donna (Chuck) Childers of Oceana and Pam (Tim) Nelson of Rockview;
six grandchildren Brittney Altizer, Victoria Altizer, Bryce Nelson, Tamara Childers, Ashton Altizer and Jace
Repass; two great grandchildren Piper Gibson and Brantley Toler; three brothers Tommy Stewart of San
Antonio, TX, Roland Stewart of Berryville, VA and David Stewart of Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday August 21st in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. David Johnson officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of services on Friday at the
funeral home.  Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Arlene Francis Cline Lopez, 59, of Lynco, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at
Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV following a short illness. She was born on December 11, 1960 in Cincinnati,
OH a daughter of the late Ace Cline and Irene Blankenship Cline.  Arlene was a 1979 Oceana High School
graduate. After high school, she went to cosmetology school to build a career that she loved. Arlene was an
extraordinary woman, she worked hard and loved even harder.  She was a beautician for 41 years and cared for
each one of her clients in a special way. Arlene loved more than anything to be outside, some of her favorite pass
times were taking care of her garden and flowers, watching the hummingbirds, and spending time with her
family.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two sisters Wanda Faye Cline and Kadie Cline
Acord; and two brothers Gary Ray Cline and Norman Cline.  Survivors include her loving husband  of 26 years
Bruce Lopez; a daughter Tori Lopez (D.J. Hood); a son Jarred (Casey) Cook; and a host of other loving family and
friends.  Arlene is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Monday August
24th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. She will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Lynco,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of services at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Eleanor Maggie Osborne, 73, of Long Branch, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 20, 2020
at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. She was born on December 6, 1946 in Simon, WV a daughter of
the late John Henry and Elouise Maggie Kennedy Conn. Eleanor is a member of the Long Branch Freewill Baptist
Church and the Ladies Aide. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three sisters Texanna Bailey,
Elizabeth Barnett and Shelva Jean Conn; a brother Delno Conn; a niece Shannon Kenneda; and a nephew Brandon
Conn. Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years Kendel Burns "Brownie" Osborne; her children Richard
(Denise) Osborne, Jerry (Melissa) Conn, Bradley (Rena) Osborne and Kendall (Fallon) Osborne all of Long
Branch; Sixteen grandchildren Nikki Conn, JD Lawrence, Tory (Tanner) Stewart, Cloe Osborne, Kyle Osborne,
Kage Osborne, Talissa Osborne, Braxton Osborne, Tyleah (Frankie Justus) Morgan, Talison Bennett, Gracie
Osborne, Keyona Osborne, Kendall K. Osborne,  Jackson Hatfield, Larissa Morgan and Randall (Carolyn)
Kenneda; five great grandchildren Kobie Lawrence, Kruz Stewart, Jensen Justus, Raelyn Kenneda and Jackson
Kenneda; two brothers Joe B. (Hazel) Conn and Addlee (Mary) Conn all of Long Branch; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday August 25th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Landon Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest in Conn
Cemetery, Long Branch, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9 pm on Monday August 24th at the
funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Wayne Lee Hatfield, 43, of Oceana, WV, passed away on August 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born on
November 8, 1976 in Man, WV, a son of James Edward and Linda Carol Belcher Hatfield of Oceana. He was a
loving father, son and brother.  Wayne is preceded in death by his sister Tammy Michelle Hatfield and
grandparents Wayne and Venie Hatfield and Charles and Verda Belcher.  In addition to his parents, those left to
cherish his memory include two daughters Breanna Nicole Hatfield and Candice Hatfield; two sons Nathan
Alexander Hatfield and Brandon Adkins; a brother James Edward Hatfield, Jr. of Oceana; uncles Nelson (Toni)
Belcher, Randall (Sissy) Belcher, Gary Belcher (Giselia) Belcher and Charles Junior (Diana) Belcher; aunts Helen
(Donnie) Stafford, Darlene (Billy) Wooten and Betty Lester, and a host of cousins and other loving family and
friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday August 26, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Nelson Belcher officiating. He 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  Wednesday at the funeral
home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Gregory O. Kenneda, 63, of Pineville, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Monday August 24, 2020 in
Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV.  He was born on February 24, 1957 in Iaeger, WV a son of the late Jason
and Velva Maynard Kenneda. Gregory attends the Apostolic House of Faith and a member of the UMWA. He
loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. In addition to his parents he is preceded in
death by three brothers Virgil, Berthel and Humphery Kenneda; and two sisters Opal Morgan and Katherine
Blankenship. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years Juanita Toler Kenneda; a son Gregory Malone
(Samantha) Kenneda of NC; seven grandchildren Braiden, Shawn, Justin, Keith, Jacqueline, Hunter and Katie
Jo; two brothers Preston (Angie) Kenneda of Pineville and Albert Keneda of Simon; two sisters Deborah Hurley
of Pineville and Gloria (John) Hanshaw of Pineville; best friends Sonny Jackson and Tommy White; his loyal
companion, his dog Knight; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on
Friday August 28th at the Apostolic House of Faith, Long Branch, WV with Pastor Todd Keneda and Rev.
Tommy White officiating. He will be laid to rest in Keneda Family Cemetery, Long Branch, WV. Friends may
gather with the family after 6 pm on Thursday August 27th at the church. Pallbearers will be Justin Waggner,
Danny Kenneda, Justin McDaniels, B. J. Kenneda, Preston Kenneda, Jr. and Jerry Matz. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Melba Grace Kennedy Lawrence, 77, of Long Branch, WV, was called home to be with the Lord on August 28,
2020. She was born on July1, 1943 in Simon, WV the youngest child of the late Kurt and Sara Cline Kennedy.
Melba was of the Baptist faith. She was a friendly, caring person who loved to laugh, she also loved to go
shopping. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Grover Lawrence; a son Randy
Lawrence; a special niece Eleanor Osborne; five brothers Landon, Arson, Willie, Ulin and Arlin Kennedy; four
sisters Lila Brooks, Janice "Jig" Lawrence, Elouise Conn and Betty Jo Blankenship. Those left to cherish her
memory are two special daughters Rena (Bradley) Osborne and Janet Irick (Doeroller) Lawrence who were also
her caregivers; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday
September 1st in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Landon Blankenship
officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Milty Morgan Cemetery in the Josh Fork area of
Long Branch. Friends may gather with the family from 6 - 9:00 pm 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.
Jackie D. "Jack" Short, 78, of Waldorf, Maryland passed away on August 30, 2020.  Jack was born in Clear Fork,
WV.  He was the son of the late Tommie and Adda Marie Short. Jack married his loving wife, Wilma Lee Short, in
October 1961.  They spent nearly 59 great years together.  They were blessed in raising two sons, John and
Tommy.  He was a caring husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family above all else. Spending time
together brought him great joy, especially in building the “Hunting Cabin” with his sons, nephew and close
friends. He was a man with a heart of gold, especially for his family. Jack graduated from Oceana High School in
1960. He later received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the
University of Maryland, University College. As his sons were growing up, he was an active leader in their Cub
Scout troops. He was a member of the Maryland State Grange and River View Grange for over 40 years. He
served as master of ceremonies annually for the St. Mary’s County Fair Baby Show that was sponsored by the
Grange. Jack loved to play softball, and when he could no longer play, he actively attended his granddaughters’
softball games. He could also easily be found throughout the year attending his grandkids other various sports.
Jack took great pride in his garden, he looked forward to the warm weather every winter. He loved his annual
hunting trips back to West Virginia. Jack was truly a one-of-a-kind and will be greatly missed by all that knew
him. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by Mary Margaret (Susie) Cook, whom he considered a
sister. Survivors include his loving wife, Wilma; his sister, Annetta Argabright; two sons, John (Ashley) and
Tommy (Elaine); 5 grandchildren, Jackie, Taylor, Jenna, John, and James; and a host of  nieces, nephews and
other loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday September 6th at the Vern &
Mary Short Family Cemetery on Elk Lick Rd, located in Clearfork, WV. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to: A Community That Shares (ACTS), PO Box 54, Bushwood, MD 20618. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Roger Dale Gibson, 74, of Maben, WV, passed away on Friday August 28, 2020 at Raleigh General Hospital,
Beckley, WV following a long illness. He was born on January 20, 1946 in Kopperston, WV a son of the late
Clarence Lee "Buck" and Erna Lucille Bishop Gibson. Roger attended Oceana High School, and shortly after, he
joined the United States Navy, Serving until 1967. He served on three vessels during his tenure in the Navy,
U.S.S. Boxer (CV-21), U.S.S. Oglethorpe (AKA-100), and U.S.S. Luzerne County (LST-902). Shortly after getting
out of the military, he met his wife, and they were married in 1968. Roger was a boss in the coal mines working
most of his time at Console's Itmann Mine. He loved fishing and the outdoors. He is preceded in death by his
parents. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Carol Sue Blankenship Gibson; two daughters Kimberly
Michelle (Floyd) Adkins of McGraws and Erica Elaine (Lester) Frankum of Lester; three grandsons Austin Tyler
Adkins, Nicholas Tanner Adkins and Zachary Frankum; a great granddaughter Zamira Frankum; four sisters
Diana (Tim) Donathan of Christiansburg, VA, Debbie (Thomas) Toler of Rincon, GA, Betty (James "J. D.") Parris
of Glade Spring, VA, and Madonna (Rod) Burchett of Stanford, KY; a brother Donald Lee "Goldwater" (Toni)
Gibson of Oceana; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held
at 1pm on Friday September 4th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Paul
Manning officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from 6-9 pm on Thursday September 3rd at the funeral home. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor
Guard will conduct Military Rites. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Verner Dean Keene, 53, of Panther, WV passed away on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at his residence. He was
born on July 31, 1967 in Fort Wayne, IN a son of the late Verner and Elsie Alice Keene.  He was greatly loved and
will be missed. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 30 years Linda Anne
Cline Keene. Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters Shelby Keene, Tonya (Shawn) Dehne and
Jessica (Miguel) Espinosa; several brothers and sisters; and grandchildren Chelsey Espinosa, Marissa Espinosa,
Jacqueline Espinosa, Adrian Dehne, Kayleigh Cristobal and Adalyn Dehne; and a host of other loving family and
friends. In keeping with his wishes he will cremated.  The Family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Margaret Belcher Steele, 75, of Clear Fork, WV, received her healing on Thursday September 3, 2020 at Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 25,
1945 in Clear Fork, WV, a daughter of the late Virgil and Ruie Cook Belcher. In addition to her parents she was
preceded in death by her loving husband of ten years Gerald "Sam" Steele; two sisters Marie Rakes and Freda
Steele; three brothers Donald, Virgil Jr., and Ronald Belcher; a son-in-law Kenneth Barnett; and a great grandson
Anrek Shey Mullins. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. Survivors include her daughter Sandra
(Brian) Milam of Clear Fork; step daughters Linda (Mark) Davis and Ann (David) Edens of North Carolina, Brenda
Barnett of Baileysville and Patty (Michael) Mullins of North Carolina; a sister Carol (James) Maynor; four
brothers Kenneth, Danny, James (Jenny) Belcher, and Anthony 'Ray" Belcher, who she raised as her own, all of
Clear Fork; a special granddaughter Mia Grace, seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great
grandchild; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held
at 1pm on Tuesday September 8, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV, with Rev. Seth
Cline and Rev. Jerry McCoy officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 11:00 am until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."  Broken-heartedly we
announce that Olivia Jewel Bragg Adkins, 78, of Clear Fork, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday
September 6, 2020 with her loving family by her side at her home. She was born December 14, 1941 in Logan
County, WV, a daughter of the late Anthelia Jane Burns Bragg and Albert Ellis Bragg. Olivia was a homemaker and
of the Christian faith. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son William Dink Osborne, Jr., a
granddaughter Jessica Dawn Osborne, a brother James Bragg, a sister Cora Arthur and three infant brothers. She
always enjoyed camping, fishing, board and card games, storytelling and most of all spending time with her
family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters Sarah Blankenship and husband
Leroy of Clear Fork and Cindy Nelson of Cyclone; two granddaughters Kelly (Jason) Lester of Brier Creek and
Kayla Blankenship Dunford of Clear Fork; three grandsons Joe (Chell) Osborne, Jr. of Paynesville, Christopher
Nelson of Pineville and Adam Mullins of Welch/Pineville Road; five brothers Tommy (Martha) Bragg of Cyclone,
Michael (Kathy) Bragg of Cyclone, Teddy (Wanda) Bragg of Barboursville, David (Patricia) Bragg of Benson, NC
and Teddy "Tadpole" Bragg, Jr. of Cyclone; two sisters Josephine (Ralph) Wilson of Cyclone and Betty Regan of
Ohio; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be
held at 1 pm on Wednesday September 9, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Pastor David Johnson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bragg Family Cemetery, on Brushy Fork, Cyclone, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Onnie Lee Hutchinson, 93, of Oceana, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 8, 2020 at
Beckley ARH, Beckley, WV. He was born on December 19, 1926 in Clear Fork, WV a son of the late Arthur and
Erie Toler Hutchinson. Onnie attended the Christian Community Church of Wolf Pen and is a member of the
UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife Maxine Hutchinson; and all of his
siblings. Survivors include his four sons Terry (Sharon) Hutchinson of MI, Michael (Sue) Hutchinson of Jesse,
Larry (Patty) Hutchinson of Oceana and David (Jennifer) Hutchinson of Wyoming; eight grandchildren; several
great great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. He will be cremated and a  memorial
service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday September 27, 2020 at Wolf Pen Community Church, with Pastor
Larry Hutchinson officiating. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco
,  WV.
Lonnie Leslie Blankenship, 91, of Cyclone, WV, passed away on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on January 12, 1929 at Devils Fork of Barkers Ridge, WV, a son of
the late Lonnie and Gladys Erie McKinney Blankenship. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a
daughter Christy Rene Blankenship; two sons Thomas Maynor and William Leslie "Butch" Blankenship; two
brothers Marvin and Bobby Dean Blankenship; and three sisters Edith, Peggy and Joyce Ann. Survivors include
his loving wife of 48 years Hallie May Maynor Blankenship; three sons Tony Maynor of Durham, NC, Jeffrey
Allen (Melanie Harrison) Blankenship of Bim and Lonnie Leslie (Crystal) Blankenship of Cyclone; a daughter
Roberta Gail (Michael) Kitchens of Hickory, NC; a sister Mary Polk of Midway; twenty-two grandchildren;
eighteen great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm
on Tuesday September 15th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Billy Gibson, Sr.
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 12 pm until time of service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Jerry "Andy" Harold Harvey, Jr., 57, of Lynco, WV, went home to be with his savior on Thursday September 3,
2020 in the mountains that he loved. He was born on October 7, 1962 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Jerry
Harold Harvey and Wanda Toler Golden. Andy was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County and a graduate of
Oceana High School. He was the owner of Harvey's Bit Service and he loved every minute he spent building his
business. He was an avid softball player in his younger days, winning many championships and tournaments. He
loved hunting, fishing, and anything to do with the mountains. He loved spending time with his family, eating
pancakes, bagels and making people laugh by telling stories and inappropriate joke. In addition to his parents he
is preceded in death by his grandparents Edith Collins Harvey and Foster Harold Harvey. He is survived by the
love of his life, his wife Gerlene Harvey; sons Mitchell Golden of Upsher County, Travis Harvey and his daughter
of Oceana and Michael Blankenship of Princeton; daughters Michelle Keneda and Aaron Keneda;  his
grandchildren Abigail Keneda, Brala Keneda, Brici Keneda, Aralyn Keneda and Kendall Golden; a brother Jessie J.
(Janie) Harvey of Bolt; his sisters Jennifer Harvey Brooks of Lynco,  Janet "Boo" Simpson of Beckley and Rita
Cook of Upsher County; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday September 12th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Bill Massey officiating. He will be laid to rest in Harvey Cemetery, Reedy Creek, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 5-8 pm on Friday September 11th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family
and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Grover Franklin "Frank" Carter, 57, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Friday September 11, 2020 at Beckley ARH.
He was born on January 18, 1963 in Welch, WV a son of the late Grover Cleveland Carter and Mary Ruth Bowens
Carter Stewart. Frank is a 1981 graduate of Oceana High School. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death
by his grandparents Lewis and Crattie Bowens and Cleveland and Sarah Carter. Survivors include his companion
of almost 20 years Betty Jean Pettry of Oceana; a son William Franklin Pettry of Whitman; six sisters Ida Kay
McMillion of Lewisburg, Sandra McMillion of Lewisburg, Edna Sue Carter of Virginia Beach, VA, Francine (Denver
L.) Madden of Berea, KY, Donna Mae (Steve) Martin of Mebane, NC and Ruth Ann Walker of Oceana; a brother
Ross Q. (Betty) Carter of Nashville, MI; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held
at 1 pm on Friday September 18th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ron
Harvey officiating. He 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 Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Jason Matthew Cook, 37, of Lester, WV, passed away on Saturday September 12, 2020. He was born on May 12,
1983 in Beckley, WV a son of Larry Willis (Christine) Cook of Princeton and Gloria Regina Hawley Obugene of
Lester. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Willis C. and Evelyn I. Cook, Marvin and Merle Hawley; and a
daughter Amber Dawn Meadows. In addition to his parents survivors include his step daughter Cassie Cochran;
three brothers Christopher Thomas (Jennifer) Cook of Jesse, Joshua Adam Obugene of Cool Ridge and Larry W.
(Emily) Cook, Jr. of Morgantown; nephews Tyler David Cook, Nathan Thomas Cook, Rowan Elijah Cook, Joshua
Adam Obugene, II and Mark Hunter Obugene; a niece Kyleigh Regan Obugene; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday September 17th at the Cook Family Cemetery,
Jesse, WV with Pastor Dan Jividen officiating. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco.
Franklin Maynor Nutter, 61, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Monday September 14, 2020 surrounded by his
family at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV following a long illness. He was born on March 23, 1959 in
Mullens, WV a son of the late Dixie Nutter and Jim Maynor. Franklin enjoyed spending time and going out to eat
with his son Russell and going to family outings. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two
brothers Russell Nutter and Donald "Wilkie" Elkins; his grandparents John and Anna Laura Elkins. Survivors
include a son Russell Dwayne Nutter of Mallory; three sisters Nancy Gibson of Cyclone, Wanda (Jerry) Cobb of
Davin and Dorothy Brooks of Kopperston;a brother Homer "Ed" (Mary) Nutter of Oceana; special friend Debra
Nutter of Mallory; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends who loved him. Funeral
service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday September 19th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV with Rev. Clarence Gibson, Rev. Randall Bailey and Rev. Valdus Bailey officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Toler Cemetery, Toney Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family 11 pm until time of services on Saturday at
the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco.
Elva Imogene Hayden, 85, of Marion, FL, passed away on Tuesday September 15, 2020 in Silver Springs, FL. She
was born on July 22, 1935 in Pineville, WV a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Price Salyers. Graveside
services will be held at 10 am on Friday September 25th at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Carrie Lynn Justus, 30, of Panther, WV, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2020. She was born on July 2,
1990 in Logan, WV a daughter of Holly Manuel Rasnick of Panther and the late Michael Ray Cline. In addition to
her father she is preceded in death by her two grandfathers Wayne Manuel and Billy Gilman. In addition to her
mother survivors include her husband Jackie Justus of Welch; three daughters Lila Lashae Justus of Panther,
Josie Paige Justus of Welch and Shayla Rae Justus of Welch; a step daughter Leigha Hatfield of Charleston; a son
Jackie Justus, Jr. of Welch; grandmother Dorene Gilman of Ben Creek; two step sons Timothy Matney of Guesses
Fork, VA and Clayton Reed of War; her step father Benji Rasnick of Panther; a sister Natasha (Joe) Stevens of
Hanover; a brother Thomas Ray Cline of Panther; two step brothers Michael Lee Cline of Welch and Michael Ray
Cline of Wharncliffe; father-in-law Estel Justus of Panther; mother-in-law Susan Reed of Welch; three nephews
Nathaniel Stevens, Brayden Stevens, and Leiland Hunter Blankenship; a niece Lashae Nicole Blankenship; and a
host of aunts, uncles, and other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday
September 22nd at the Panther Missionary Baptist Church, Panther, WV with Bishop Jeremy Compton
officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her father in Spring Fork Cemetery, Ben Creek, WV. Friends may gather
with the family after 6 pm on Sunday September 20th and Monday September 21st at the church. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.