Cambrei Phoenix Paige Cline, 5 months, of Augusta, GA left this world to play with the angels in God's
playground, on April 30, 2019. She was born on November 29, 2018 in Augusta, GA a daughter of Landon
Troy and Heather Dawn Morgan Cline of Augusta, GA. She is preceded in death by her grandmother
Latonya Browning; great grandparents Lionel Browning, Fontaine Cline, Ernest and Clarissa Clark.  Left to
mourn her passing are her parents; three brothers Cameron, Tyler and Connor Cline; grandparents Bobby
Morgan, Pam and Danny Cline, Mildred and Jackie Morgan, Teresa Cline and Frankie Cline; aunts and
uncles Brandy Cline, Kayla Cline, Chelsea Cline, Danny Cline, Timmy Morgan and JD Morgan; special nana
Lora Morgan; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on
Saturday May 11th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Randall Toppin and
Rev. Jay Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest in Milty Morgan Cemetery, Simon, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. The family
is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ernest Ray "Moody" Toler, 74, of Sunhill, WV passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at his home. He was
born on May 16, 1944 in Logan County, WV a son of the late Hobert and Gladys Belcher Toler, Jr. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his soul mate of 37 years Louise Imogene Blackburn
Toler; two daughters Wendy and Mary Ann Toler; a son-in-law Kenneth Maynard; a granddaughter Amy
Toler; mother and father-in-law Virginia and Perry Blackburn; and a sister Linda Blankenship. Moody liked
to fish, hunt and spending time with his kids and grandkids and great grandbabies. Those left to cherish his
memories are his girlfriend Cathy Tomblin of three and half years; three daughters Georgia (Anthony)
Hatfield of Matheny, Linda (Timmy) Clay of Lynco, Cindy Toler of Logan; four sons Charlie (Katelynn) Toler
of TN, Daniel (Peggy) Morgan of Kopperston, Michael Morgan of Simon and Darrell (Sherry) Morgan of
Cyclone; six granddaughters Kayla (Tyler) Mullins of Logan, Alexis and Peyton Morgan of Cyclone, Tiffany
Browning of Cyclone, Cassie Toler of TN and Brianna Hatfield of SC; five grandsons Avery (Jennifer) Toler
of Matheny, Adam (Tiffany) Toler of Kopperston, Dalton Toler of TN, Anthony Hatfield of SC and Randy
Shawn Lee Morgan; nine great grandchildren Emily, Brock, Zack, AJ, Thomas, Dylan, Elena, Jaxon and
Zaine; two brothers Johnny (Norm) Toler of Simon and Teddy (Marie) Toler of Clear Fork; a sister Melissa
(Glenn) Boggess of Hometown; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 11AM on Saturday May 11th at the Sunhill Independent Country Church, Cedar Creek, WV with Pastor Jay
Blankenship and Rev. Richard Massey officiating. He will be laid to rest in Toler Cemetery, Sunhill, WV.
Friends may gather with the family after 6PM on Friday May 10th at the church. Pallbearers will be Darrell
Blackburn, Rick Blankenship, Dalton Toler, Kevin Bledsoe, Anthony Hatfield, Bob Blankenship and Tyler
Mullins. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Betsy Ann Marshall Mullens, , 78, of Matheny, WV passed away on Friday May 10, 2019 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on May 22, 1940 in Mill Creek, WV a daughter of the late Jack and Leslie
Marshall.  Betsy is a 1959 graduate of Oceana High School. In addition to her parents she is preceded in
death by five brothers and two sisters. Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years John Verdon
Mullens; two sisters Melda Stewart and Donna Fisher; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Monday May 13th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. She will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12PM until time of the funeral 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.
Lany Ray Shepherd, 49, of Oceana, WV was called up by his Lord and Savior on  Tuesday May 14, 2019  at
Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV following a short illness. He was born on September 13, 1969 in
Mullens, WV a son of the late Virgil Ray and Norma Blondine Blankenship Shepherd. Lany is a 1987
graduate of Baileysville High School. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by aunt Inez
Lawrence; and two uncles Earl and Freelen Shepherd. Survivors include his wife Michelle Lynn Addington
Shepherd; a son Dalton Shepherd; step daughter Brooke Lynn McCourt; two sisters Nellie Tuttle and Lisa
Rowe of;  uncle Roy Shepherd; niece and nephews Chris Morgan, Justin Rowe, Neah Morgan, Zachary
Rowe and Dalton Shepherd; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he
will be cremated and a memorial services will be held at a later date. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Roger Lee "Rabbit" Bolen, 55, of Iaeger, WV passed away on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Welch Community
Hospital, Welch, WV. He was born on October 5, 1963 in Welch, WV a son of the late Harold Gene and
Lorrene Daugherty Bolen. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers Vernon,
Larry and Glen Bolen; father-in-law Gene Pennington; brother-in-law Willie Pennington; and sister-in-law
Phyllis Pennington. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years Lois Ann Pennington Bolen; a daughter
Kimberly Dawn Bolen and companion Dusty of Iaeger; a son Roger Lee Bolen, Jr. and companion Lenea of
War; a sister Venita Johnson and husband Jerry "Red" of Corrine; a brother Eddie Bolen and wife Shirley of
Wyco; five sister-in-laws Judy Bolen of South Charleston, Trecia Reynolds and husband Johnny  of
Powellton, Linda Cline and companion Alan of Fayetteville,
, Valerie Bolen of Falmouth, KY and Lillian
Coleman and husband Chucky of Taylorsville, NC; mother-in-law Barbara Pennington of Iaeger; a
granddaughter Aubrianna Blankenship; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
be held at 2PM on Sunday May 19th at the Mile Branch Community Church, Mile Branch, WV with Bro.
Billy Ward officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Mullins Family Cemetery, Coon Branch Mountain, WV.
Friends may gather with the family after 6PM on Saturday May 18th at the church.  The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Misty Ann Lane, 36, of Brenton, WV gained her angel wings on Tuesday May 21, 2019 in McDowell County,
WV. She was born on August 4, 1982 in Mullens, WV a daughter of Nadean Lane Hurley of Mullensville and
the late Neil Perry. Misty was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt and niece. She was a beautiful soul
and loved nature and butterflies. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her grandparents Lee
and Credith Lane; uncles Eddie, Dean and Roger Lane; aunt Christine Milam; cousins Timmy and Dennis Lane
and Pauline Milam. In addition to her mother survivors include a daughter Lindsey Newcomb; three sons
Corey Porter, Dustin Porter and Dakota Lane; a brother Rocky Lane and companion Amanda Rogers; step
father Jimmy Hurley; niece Kenleigh Lane; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1PM on Tuesday May 28th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lane Family Cemetery, Double Camp, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Patricia Lee Jarrells McMillion, 69, of Glen Fork, WV passed away on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at her home.
She was born on April 26, 1950 a daughter of the late Morton and Edna Canada Jarrells. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Sherry Lee McMillion; two brothers Larry Morton Jarrells
and James Jarrells; and a sister Sue Bailey. Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years Charles
"Charlie" Lee McMillion, Sr.; two daughters Crystal (Glen LaBounty) McMillion of Glen Fork and Cynthia
(Kevin) Anderson of Troutman, NC; a son Charles Lee (Kelly Cozort) McMillion, Jr. of Sabine; two
sister-in-laws Linda Wiker and Nettie Gunter both of Hinton; two brothers Jackie (Phyllis) Jarrells of
Rainelle and Jonathan Jarrells of GA; a brother-in-law Jimmy McMillion of Ravencliff; ten grandchildren
Chandra, Brandon, Tara, Zach, Dalton, Layla, Mark, Mathew, Triston and Trevor; ten great grandchildren
Isabella, Jermiah, Samuel, Nevaeh, Kayden, Wyatt, Lilly, Luis, Emily and Jacob; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Friday May 31st in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Herman Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Adkins Cemetery,
Glen Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon 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.
Ethel Stewart Profitt, 83, of Statesville, NC formerly of Matheny, WV went home to be with our Lord May
30, 2019 surrounded by her family. Born May 26, 1936 in Jesse, WV, she was the eldest daughter of the late
Ira Paris Stewart and Mable Walker Stewart. Ethel was a member of the Gospel Life Quartet for 10+ years,
she enjoyed her travels with the Quartet and loved each member of the group. These were the best years of
her life. She was an associate member of the UMWA, elected Homemaker of the year by the Matheny
Homemakers Club, past member of the Rebeckah Lodge, a member of the Matheny United Methodist
Church, and the WSCS of the church. She loved decorating her house and making ceramics. Her biggest
desire in life was to help people in various ways. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by
her husband Claude L. Profitt; brothers Truman Walker and David Ray Stewart; sisters Naomi Stewart
Dishmon  and Bonnie Stewart Patrick.  Those left to cherish her memory are daughter Eva Kiser and
husband Kermit; granddaughter Amy Toler and husband Kevin all of Statesville, NC; great granddaughter
Megan Toler of Greensboro, NC; brother Leonard Stewart and wife Theresa of Oceana; sister Annis Cook
and husband Glen of Matheny; precious snoodle dog Bo that stayed by her side; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Monday June 3, 2019 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ronnie Acord officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1PM until time of
services on Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Special thanks to Trinity
United Methodist Church of Statesville, NC, Hospice of Iredell County, NC, Grace Caregivers of Newton, NC,
JoAnne Hicks of Claremont, NC and Rev. Mike and Debbie Duncan of Hiddenite, NC.  The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Tommy Cline, 90, of Oceana, WV departed this life on Saturday June 1, 2019 at McDowell Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Gary, WV.  He was the son of the late Chip P. and Viola Cline.  He was born on
September 9, 1928 at Lorado, WV in Logan County.  He served in the U.S. Army  for two years.  He was a
member of the UMWA Local Union 1503.  He began his work for Eastern Peabody in 1970. He attended the
Bible Baptist Church. Tommy was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Gertie Faye Cline;  brothers  
Charles Daniel “James” Cline, and Stanley Paul Cline, Ralph Cline; sister Maggie Cline;  son James “Chico”
Osborne;  two Grandchildren  Brett N. Gibson and Brianna J. Gibson Pizzino; and.  special cousins Robert
Perry and Katherine Gent.  Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Connie (Leonard) Gibson, of
Oceana, WV; a son Clifford C. Lilly of South Dakota;  s daughter-in-law Shelia Osborne of Oceana, WV;  a
granddaughter Erica (Joey) Webb of Oceana, WV;  a grandson Aaron Osborne of Oceana, WV;  three great-
grandchildren whom he loved dearly and enjoyed having them visit:  Jaina Pizzino of Christiansburg, VA,
Ella and Evan Webb of Oceana, WV;   a special friend while living at home, Terry Hood; and a host of other
loving family and friends.   Funeral services will be held at 4PM on Tuesday June 4th in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Earl Brewer and Rev. Mervin White officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 3PM
until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will
conduct Military Rites.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Andy Edward "Ed" Hughes, 90, of Bozoo, WV husband, father, grandfather has gone to be with his blessed
savior, Christ Jesus on Sunday June 2, 2019 in Princeton, WV. He was born on June 11, 1928 in Sunhill, WV a
son of the late George and Pearl Cline Hughes. He married his love, Betty Cline Hughes on April 30, 1949. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings Lethia "Celia" Toler, Drew Belcher, Hazel
Belcher, Ester Adkins, Bob Hughes and Jim Hughes. Those left to carry his memory are his loving wife of 70
years Betty Hughes; daughter Michelle Hughes; son Mark Hughes; grandsons London Hughes and Collin
Hughes; brothers and sister-in-laws Larry and Cathy Cline, Jack and Barbara Cline, Cecil Cline, Dixie Blizzard
and Helen Cline; and a host of other loving family and friends. He will be missed by all.   Friends may gather
with the family from 7-9 PM on Wednesday June 5th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.  Family graveside services will be held at 11AM on Thursday June 6th at Cline Cemetery, Sunhill, WV
with Bro Seth Cline officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Sarah Pauline Myers Stewart, 84, of Matheny, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 2, 2019
at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation, New Richmond, WV. She was born on May 17, 1935 in Newport,
TN a daughter of the late John Thelma and Beatrice Corn Myers. Pauline is a member of the Matheny
United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Henry Charles
Stewart; a son Donny Stewart; three sisters Juanita Wingler, Faye Bailey and Rosie; three brothers Boyd
Myers, Joseph Myers and Danny Myers; two grandchildren Bradley Stewart and Cody Stewart. Survivors
include three sons Steve Stewart of Matheny, Tommy (Debbie) Stewart of Rockview and Kenneth (Maggie)
Stewart of Mullensville; two sisters Carol (Skipper) Vaught of Cleveland, OH and Mary (Fred) Legg of Red
House, WV; three brothers Johnny (Bertha) Myers of Goldsboro, NC,  Charles (Gloria) Myers of Surveyor
and Virgil (Beulah) Myers of Clear Fork; three grandchildren Christy (Brian) Steele, Virgil Stewart and
Adam Stewart; four great grandchildren Sadie Stewart, Shea Stewart, Colton Steele and Candice Toler; and
a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be heldat 1PM on Friday June 7th 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 Noon 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.
Benny W. Carter, Sr., 71, of Gary, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 11, 2019 at his
home. He was born on October 5, 1947 a son of the late Kyle Jackson and Mildred Walters Carter. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by four sisters Bell Barkey, Peggy Bourne, Drema Surber
and Bethel Sue Carter; and three brothers Louis Carter, Ernest Dale Carter and Kyle Jackson Carter, Jr. Left
to cherish his memory are his loving wife of fifty years Faye Carter; two sons Benny Carter, Jr. and wife
Vickie and Jackson Carter; two sisters Mary Janssen and Kathy Kelly; two brothers Jackie Carter and Carl
Carter; four grandchildren Matthew, Michael, JD, and Hannah Carter; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday June 14th at the Ark of Safety, in Roderfield
with Pastor Rusty Mullins and Pastor Gene Ball officiating. He will be laid to rest in Iaeger Memorial
Cemetery, Roderfield, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on Thursday June 13th at the
Ark of Safety Church, Roderfield, WV.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Bobby Gene Morgan, 82, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV, passed away on June 12, 2019 at his home. He was
born on May 16, 1937 in Baileysville, WV a son of the late Lunda and Frankie Elswick Morgan. Bobby
worked 28 years for the Wyoming County Board of Education as a custodian. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by three sisters Geneva, Leona and Dorothy; and two brothers Raymond and Jay C.
Survivors include his two daughters Crystal and Drema; a son Darrell; a brother Harley (Sharon) Morgan;
two grandchildren Danielle and Christopher Bailey; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 12PM on Saturday June 15th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV with Rev. Lee Fisher, Bro. David Robertson and Bro. Donnie Harris officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek, VA. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until time of
services on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Stafford Family
Funeral Home PO Box 249 Oceana, WV 24870. The family will receive a card in honor of your donation. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Donald Lee "Mike" Craft, 65, of Lynco, WV, passed away on Friday June 14, 2019 at Logan Regional
Hospital, Logan, WV. He was born on February 16, 1954 in Welch, WV
, the son of the late Donald  Ray and
Alice Blondine Toler Craft. Mike was a 1972 graduate of Baileysville High School where he played football,
he worked for the Wyoming County Board of Education as custodian at Pineville Elementary School and
was Postmaster for Simon and Clear Fork for many years. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death
by a brother-in-law Arnold "Bo" Walker; grandparents Robert and Zola Opal Craft, Aaron and Cordie Toler
and Spicie Toler McClain; four aunts Brenda Walters, Connie Jordan, Imogene Leffel and Eunice Rosell; two
uncles Pete Toler and Jimmy Craft; and his beloved dogs Spicy and Toby. Survivors include his sister Sherry
Walker of Cedar Creek and her children, who he helped raised as his own, daughter Elizabeth "Beth" (Larry)
Jones of Fairdale; sons Jason Walker of Cedar Creek and Timothy Walker of Harrisonburg, VA; two
granddaughters Bethany and Chelsea Jones; a grandson Larry "Bubba" Jones; seven aunts Opal (Wannie)
Hatfield, Patty Green, Rachel (Clifford) Belcher,  Drema (Teddy) Lester, Shirley (Kenneth) Toler, Gladys
Toler and Laura Ann Sebastian; three uncles John (Susan) Craft, Mick (Faye) Belcher and Bob (Amanda)
Toler; his beloved dogs Baby and Willie; special friends Kevin (Linda) Stinnett, Claudette Thomas, Raymond
Blankenship, Ricky Anderson, Justin Ooten, Stephanie Dixon, Jerry Stafford and Terri Maynor; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Tuesday June 18th in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Valdis Bailey officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Toler
Walker Cemetery, Cedar Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Monday June
17th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Catherine Blankenship Walls, 83, of Oceana, WV passed away on Saturday June 15, 2019 at Golden Harvest
Nursing Care, Welch, WV. She was born on September 4, 1935 in Simon, WV a daughter of the late Jason
and Velvie Maynard Kennedy. She is a member of the Lynco Community Church. In addition to her parents
she is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Blankenship; a son Eric Blankenship; a daughter Terri
Blankenship; brothers and sisters Bertel Kennedy, Virgil Kennedy, Opal Morgan and Humphrey Kennedy.
Survivors include her children Sam (Patty) Blankenship; Liz (Don) Ragan and Delwood (Gloria)
Blankenship; brothers and sisters Debra Hurley of Pineville, Albert and Bernice Kenneda of Simon, Greg
and Juanita Kennedy, Gloria and John Hanshaw, Preston and Angie Kennedy all of Slab Fork; a
sister-in-law Lana Kennedy of Simon; ten grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; eight great great
grandchildren; special friends Frank and Maxine Cook, Ronnie and Kay Steele and Bobby and Phyllis Acord
all of Oceana; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12PM on
Wednesday June 19th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Tommy White
and Bro. Bill Massey officiating. She will be laid to rest in Kennedy Cemetery, Foundation Fork, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 6-9PM on Tuesday June 18th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Gavin Ray Toler, 40, of Lynco, WV passed away on Saturday June 15, 2019 at his home. He was born on July
9, 1978 a son of Mary Hanshaw Toler Cecil of Beckley and the late Jeffrey R. Toler. In addition to his father
he is preceded in death by his grandparents David Toler, Joyce Toler, Eula and Allie Hanshaw; and aunt
Rhonda "Susie" Toler Jackson. In addition to his mother survivors include a sister Rhonda (Shaun) Johnson
of Beckley; nephews Charles, David and Ethan of Kopperston; his aunts who cared for him Donita Lester of
Oceana and Maretta (Joel) Higley of Lynco where he resided;  uncles Delmas Toler of Oceana and Arland
(Judy) Toler of Hanover; long time friend Francis Maurice McKenzie of Kopperston; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Saturday June 22, 2019 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Barry Brooks and Rev. Lonnie Blankenship officiating.
He will be laid to rest in Toler Family Cemetery, Rock House Mountain, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 6-9PM on Friday June 21st at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Terry Clayton "Bo" Chambers, 61, of Lynco, WV passed away on Tuesday June 18th at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on November 24, 1957 a son of the late Dewey Corbin Chambers and
Audrey D. Baldwin Clay. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by four sisters Naomi Jasper,
Mary Wimmer, Eleanor Stafford and Barbara Chambers. Survivors include his companion of 39 years Lula
Ullman; two sisters Millie (Glen) Williams of Lynco and Clarisse Clay of Lynco; a brother Timmy (Linda)
Clay of Lynco; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Friday
June 21st in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. William Cook officiating. He
will be laid to rest in the Chambers Cemetery, Clear Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
1PM 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.
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Obituaries
Yvonne England Cook, 80, of New Richmond, WV passed away on Friday June 21, 2019 in Princeton
Community Hospital, Princeton, WV. She was born on June 2, 1939 in Fanrock, WV a daughter of the late
Kelsey and Ruby Morgan England. Yvonne is a member of the Allen Junction Church of God and the last
surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving
husband of 56 years Edward Boyd Cook; a son Edward Brian Cook; two brothers Vincent and Roger; and two
sisters Wilma and Terry. Survivors include two daughters Debra (Randy) Shrader of Southport, NC and Lori
Cook of New Richmond; a son Dale Cook of New Richmond; two granddaughters Lindsey (Michael)
Manning and Michaela Shrader; three grandsons Brad (Lauren) Shrader, Cody (Jennifer) Shrader and Adam
(Erin) Massie; two great granddaughters Jacey and Khloe;  and a host of other loving family and friends.  
Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Monday June 24th 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 12PM until time of services 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.
Phyllis Ann Steele, 70, of Peterstown, WV passed away peacefully on June 23, 2019 in Lewisburg, WV.
Phyllis was born on September 25, 1948 in Panther, WV a daughter of the late Bob and Maggie Cline.
Throughout her wonderful life she met Ronnie L. Steele, her husband and one true love of 53 years,
together they lived of the Jesus faith and raised five children. Mrs. Steele enjoyed attending church with
her husband and pastor Mr. Steele, son Danny Steele, and family. Cooking huge meals for her family and
always giving out seconds, and playing along with her grandkids. Phyllis was loved by many including,
sister in-laws, brother in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by three sisters Jean Sawin, Doris Pierce and Florine Cline. Survivors include her husband
Ronnie L. Steele; five children Ronald Steele, Donald Steele, Danny Steele, Lisa (Larry) Murphy and Randy
Steele; five grandchildren Heather Steele, Alyssa Paige Murphy, Randy Jay Steele, Jr., Kalee Steele and
Averi Steele; two great grandchildren Selena Phillips and Cynthia “CJ” Phillips; a sister Mable Hilts; two
brothers Bobby Cline and Billy Cline; and a host of other loving family and friends. You’ll always be our
“Mawmaw” and Pawpaws “Wife”. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday June 26th in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Butch White and Rev. Doug Steele
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 12PM 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.
Victor Thomas Burgess, 61, of Mullens, WV passed away on Wednesday June 26, 2019 in Harper Mills,
Beckley, WV. He was born on March 12, 1958 a son of the late Victor Thomas and Doreen Snuffer Burgess.
Victor was a member of the Kilsyth Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in
death by his first wife Melanie Forman Burgess; his second wife Mary Ann Benett Burgess. Survivors
include his two daughters Caitlin (Chad) Wilcox of Mullens and Jamie (Terry) Morgan of Hamlin, TX; two
grandchildren Lexi and Emma Wilcox; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his
wishes he will be cremated. A memorial services will be held from 2-4 PM on Saturday July 6th at the
Kilsyth Freewill Baptist Church, Mt. Hope, WV. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bowers Hospice
House. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Billie Fred Walker, 80, of Oceana, WV passed away on Thursday June 27, 2019 at his home. He was born on
September 11, 1938 in Glen Fork, WV a son of the late Emory Clinton and Golda Graham Walker.  Bill is the
last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two
sisters Nancy L. Reed and Joyce Hash; a brother Jack Walker; and three infants siblings Hershall, Hubert
and Hershey. Survivors include a host of  loving family and friend. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM
on Saturday June 29th at the Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. He will be laid to rest in
Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.   The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Jack "Jackie" Lee Collins, 61, of Brenton, WV, departed this life for his heavenly home July 11, 2019 at St.
Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV. He was born on February 5, 1958 in Pineville, WV a son of the late
Jack and Dollie Jean Blankenship Collins. He is a 1976 graduate of Baileysville High School. In addition to
his parents he is preceded in death by a special aunt Linda Blankenship. Survivors include three sisters Sue
Collins and Deb Collins of Brenton who were his caregivers and Eva (Michael) Edwards Leonard of Big
Stone Gap, VA; special uncle and aunt Hobert (Retha) Blankeship of Clear Fork; uncles  Jay (Bridgett)
Blankenship of Simon, Allen (Betty) Blankenship of Clear Fork, Jonathan "Nub" (Lois) Blankenship of
Oceana, Lonnie (Donna) Blankenship of Saulsville and Firg Proffitt of Oceana; two nephews Dylan Bailey
and Gregory Mitchell; two nieces Kaley Bailey and Demi Leonard; his dog Tuttor; special friends David
Workman, Kenny Dixon and William Perry; special neighbors Greg and Eunice Mitchell; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Monday July 15th in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Jeff Green officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on
Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gregory Mitchell, Dylan Bailey, Greg Mitchell, David
Workman, Rick Blankenship and Tim Blankenship. Special thanks to the to the girls at the Fresenius
Dialysis Center in Oceana and STAT Ambulance Services for their care. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Willis "Harold" Hill, 87, of Glen Fork, WV, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home. He was born
on April 23, 1932 in Glen Morrison, WV a son of the late Lanta and Bonnie Walker Hill. He was a 1951
graduate of Glen Rogers High School. After serving three years in the United States Army, he attended the
Wyoming County Trade School and received a degree in welding. He began his career as a coal miner at
Red Jacket in Lynco, continued to Consol Coal Company in Itmann, then to Ranger Fuel in Bolt. He retired
at Ranger Fuel in Sabine. He was a long time active member of the United Mine Workers of America,
holding various leadership positions such as Chairman of the Mine Safety Committee, President of Local
Union 2333 and Vice-President of Local Union 1391. In these roles he helped organize union mines,
lobbied for mine safety laws, amended contracts and attended many international and district
conventions. In the summer Harold loved to garden, as he spent many hours outdoors. In addition to his
parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Lori Lea, a brother Ray and his brother-in-law Jack
Walker. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 62 years Bertha Gibson Hill, his son
Anthony "Tony" Hill of Athens, GA and his daughter Tamela "Tammy" Hill McCurdy and husband Bill of
Pineville; grandchildren include Kenny Hill and Lori of Oak Island, NC, Matthew Hill of Charlotte, NC,
Kelsey Bailey Cook and husband Clay of Pineville, and Jessica Hill Stewart of Royston, GA; great
grandchildren Karley and Colin Hill, Shiloh and Annistyn Hill, and Weston Stewart; a sister Athelene
Walker of Glen Fork, an uncle Joe Hill of Mullens; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday July 18th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Pastor Johnny Jones and Rev. Randall Topping officiating. He will be
laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will
conduct Military Rites. Friends may gather with the family from 11:30AM until time of services on
Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kenny Hill, Matthew Hill, Bill McCurdy, Clay Cook,
Leonard Gibson and Bill Gibson. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Charles Edward "Ed" Blevins, 89, of Turkey Creek, WV passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV.  He was born June 6, 1930 at Glen Fork, WV, a son of the late Thomas
Manuel and Wilma Atkins Blevins.  He served in the U.S. Army  for two years.  Survivors include his loving
wife of 66 years Hattie Marie Browning Blevins; seven children Charles Eugene Blevins, Edward Lee
Blevins, Freda Ann Bailey, Larry Wayne Blevins, Janet Marie Lester, Manual Keith Blevins and Ryan Kevin
Blevins; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.   
Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday July 23 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, III officiating. He will be laid to rest in Blevins Family Cemetery,
Turkey Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1:00 PM until time of service on Tuesday at
the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Patricia Ann Short Blankenship, 79, of Ripley, WV passed peacefully on  Saturday July 20, 2019 at her
home. Born February 20, 1940 in the Elk Lick area of Clear Fork, WV, the daughter of Agnes Ford Short of
Clear Fork and the late Leonard Short. In addition to her beloved father, she is preceded in death by her
husband of 59 years, Bill Blankenship in April 2017; granddaughter Christy Lynn Blankenship;
grandmothers Rebekah Bradbury Ford and Polly Shannon Short, who had a loving influence on her life; a
niece Kara Stewart Locke. Patty graduated from Oceana High School, the class of 1958. She was devoted to
her family and always put others before herself. She spent several years working as a dental assistant to
Pete Short, a job she loved. She left the dental field to be a full-time grandmother, a role she also loved.
Patty was a kind and gentle soul. She loved her family deeply including her aunts, uncles, and cousins. She
enjoyed her farm, cultivating her flower beds with daylilies and cannas and sharing them with others. In
addition to her mother, survivors include her sisters Sandy Short (Paul) Childress of Lynchburg, VA and
their daughters Becky Fritz and Beth Anne Bort; Debra Short Partridge of Loganville, GA and her daughter
Jamie O'Dell; three children, Terry (Dina) Blankenship of Lugoff, SC, Keith (Melisa) Blankenship of Lugoff,
SC and Robin (Frank)  Shrewsbury of Claytor Lake, VA; grandchildren Christopher (Danell) Blankenship,
Benjamin Blankenship, Will Blankenship, Matthew Blankenship all of Lugoff, SC, Dr. Morgan (Jordan) Black
of Morristown, TN, Jason (Devon) Shrewsbury and Gentry Shrewsbury all of Morgantown; great
grandchildren Mackenzie, Bradley and Mason Blankenship, Emmett Chase Black arriving in December of
2019; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews of the Blankenship family; special friend and
caretaker Carol Russell; Mary Melhorne; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
be held at 1PM on Wednesday July 24th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with her
brother-in-law David Blankenship 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 Wednesday at the funeral
home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Special thanks to Hospice. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.  
Charles Eddie Scarbro, Jr., 46, of Bradley, WV. God sent his angels to take our Eddie home. He was the
gentlest and kindest person one would ever meet. He never had a violent bone in him. He was born on
March 20, 1973 in Beckley, WV a son of Nellie Collins Scarbro of Bradley and the late Charles Eddie Scarbro.
In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandparents Dana and Enola Collins and Albert and
Irene Scarbro. Eddie was our mountain man. He loved hunting, digging ginseng and digging ramps and
anything that put him in the woods. He had previously worked in the coal mines industry. But most of all
he loved his family. In addition to his mother whom he loved dearly survivors include a son Justin Scarbro;
a daughter Nora Scarbro and their mother Leah; two grandsons Landon and Hunter; two sisters Audrey
Spearing and fiancé' Robert Newman of Beckley and Amy Scarbro of Charleston; a brother Adam Scarbro
and fiancé'  Emily Fraley of Beckley; nephews Hayden Spearing who was like his own son, Tyler Spearing
and Layton Collins; a niece Charleigh Scarbro; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 2PM on Thursday July 25th at  Workman's Creek Methodist Church, Clear Creek,
WV with Pastor Joe Barnett officiating. He will be laid to rest in Scarbro Family Cemetery, Clear Creek, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on Thursday July 25th at the church.
Pallbearers will be Layton Collins, Robert Newman, Joseph Williams, and Wesley Scarbrough. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Lindia Ruth Lester, 68, of Indian Creek, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at
Pine Lodge, Beckley, WV. She was born on March 7, 1951 in Pineville, WV a daughter of the late Kenneth
and Edner Barrett Lester. Lindia is a member of the New Hope Church. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by two brothers Lonnie Lester and Larry Lester. Survivors include three brothers Lathem
"Lake" Lester and wife Terri of Casanova, VA, Lenord Lester of Indian Creek and Leslie Lester of Front
Royal, VA; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Friday July
26th at the New Hope Church, Indian Creek, WV with Pastor Leonard Sizemore officiating. She will be laid
to rest in Lester Family Cemetery, Indian Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12PM until
time of services on Friday July 26th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
     
Gregory Neal "Whitey" May, II, 27, of Baisden, WV passed away on June 14, 2018. He was born on June 28,
1991 in Logan, WV a son of Gregory Neal May of Baisden and the late Monique Faith Cline May. In addition
to his mother he is preceded in death by paternal grandmother Wanda Faye May; and aunt Angela Dawn
May. In addition to his father survivors include a son Payton Eric May of Simon; a sister Tristan Starr (Kyle)
Layne of Little Cub Creek; nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial
service will be held from 6-9PM on Friday August 2, 2019 at the Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of
Prayer, Gilbert, WV with Bro. Packy Cline and Bro. Timer May officiating.  The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Jean C.  Roberts, 72, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday  July 30, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Medical
Center, Morgantown, WV. She was born on September 21, 1946 in Crown, WV a daughter of the late
Clearance Everett Roberts and Georgia Lee Bledsoe Patrick. Jean was of the Church of God faith. In addition
to her parents she is preceded in death by her grandparents Levi and Edda Roberts and Ballard and Nettie
Bledsoe; two infant sisters; an infant brother; a sister Julia Toler; and brother Earl Patrick. Those left to
cherish her memories are three sisters Kathyerne Milam of Simon, Helen Bishop of Rocky Mount, VA and
Kay (Teddy) Thompson of Glade Hills, VA; two special friends Tammy McCoy and Teresa Hatfield; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Saturday August 3rd in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Denny May officiating. She will be laid to
rest in Clearance Cline Cemetery, Gilbert Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9PM on
Friday August 2nd at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be her nephews. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
David Lee Odom, Jr., 27, of Spanishburg, WV passed away on Monday  July 29, 2019 in Flatwoods, WV due
to injuries from an automobile accident. He was born on September 12, 1991 in Princeton, WV a son of
David Lee Odom, Sr. of Davy and Clarissa Marie Justice of Princeton. He is preceded in death by a sister
Crystal Odom; grandfather William Odom, Sr.; step grandfather Russell O'Conner; and niece Marie Miller.
In addition to his parents survivors include two sisters Misty Odom of Princeton and Betty Odom of Gary;
a brother Dusty Odom of Princeton; grandparents Everett and Margaret Justice and Barbara O'Conner;
step mother Deborah Odom of Davy; step father Curtis Justice of Princeton; and a host of other loving
family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Sunday August 4th at the Marytown
Community Church, Davy, WV with Rev. Doug Blankenship and Sister Marie Bolden officiating. He will be
laid to rest in Bradford Cemetery, Panther, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time
of services on Sunday at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Mary Ellen Bishop Mullins, 65, of Lynco, WV passed away on Saturday  August 3, 2019 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on October 11, 1953 in Bud, WV a daughter of the late  William Harrison
and Opal Ruby McKinney Bishop. Mary is a member of Baisden Church of God. In addition to her parenst
she is preceded in death by two brothers Monty Bishop and Oliver Bishop; and two sisters Linda Mae Reed
and Dorthy Romine. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years George Buren Mullins; two
daughters Ruby (Charles) Blair of Herndon and Cynthia (James) Crouse of Clear Fork; two sons George
Mullins of Atlanta, GA and Van (Rebecca) Mullins of Clear Fork; eight grandchildren Kyle Blair of Itmann,
Natausha Mullins of Oceana, Chris (Katie) Blair of Mullens, Kyra and Alyssa Mullins of Lynco, Robert and
Luke Crouse both of Clear Fork and Addyson Mullins of Clear Fork; six sisters Betty Mills of Baisin, Lola
McKinney of Black Eagle, Velma Whitt of Baisin, Judy Lambert of NC, Nancy Pendry of NC and Kathy Dunn
of MO; a brother Wayne Bishop of Herndon Heights; and a host of other loving family and friends. In
keeping with her wishes she will be cremated. A funeral service will be held at 4PM on Thursday August
15th at her home, Turkey Dip, WV.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Teresa Linile Browning Vance, 64, of Lewisburg, WV passed away on Tuesday August 6, 2019 at Harper
Mills Nursing Home, Beckley, WV. She was born on October 25, 1954 in Logan County, WV a daughter of
the late Foster Elva and Norma Talmadge Osborne Browning. In addition to her parents she is preceded in
death by four brothers Robert F. Browning, Billy Joe Browning, Jackie O'Dell Browning and Theodore
"Teddy" Browning. Survivors include her husband Jerry Vance; a son Brandon Kyle Vance; four sisters Linda
Kay Browning, Sandi (John) Snuffer, Sherry Damron and Carol (Randy) Dixon; a brother Rickie (Julie)
Browning; a sister-in-law Bonnie Browning; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1PM on Friday August 9th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Johnny Toler officiating. She will be laid to rest in Verner Community Cemetery, Verner, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 12PM 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.
Charley Clyde Stepp, Jr., 85, of Matheny, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 7,
2019. He was born on July 5, 1934 in Rossman, WV a son of the late Charley Clyde Stepp and Alpha Paynter
Stepp. He was a member of the Matheny Church of God. He graduated from Oceana High School in 1953.
He faithfully attended his class reunions until his death. He worked 36 years for Eastern Associated Coal at
the Kopperston #2 mines. He also was the owner of Stepp's Rentals and the Matheny Market. He enjoyed
hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Ella Jane
Stepp; his brothers Johnny Stepp and James Stepp; and his sisters Betty Acord Sigmon and Sue Roberts.
Survivors include a daughter Sherry Stepp; two sons David (Cindy) Stepp and Micah (Michelle) Stepp;  a
brother Harold (Carole) Stepp; five grandchildren Aaron (Joni) Stepp, Ashley Hatfield, Ava Stepp, Sophia
Stepp and Jeremy Stepp; a great granddaughter Kenley Janae' Hatfield; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday August 11th at the Matheny Church of God
with Pastor Jerry Graham and Bishop Randy Bowles officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on Sunday at
the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Frieda Lucille Greer Wray, 70, of Ravencliff, WV passed away on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at Select
Specialty Hospital, Charleston, WV. She was born on March 12, 1948 in Glen Rogers, WV a daughter of the
late Oran and Mamous Elswick Greer.  Frieda was a retired Post Master. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years James Emory Wray. Survivors include two daughter
Jodi Wray and husband David Dehart of Fayetteville; a son Bo Wray and wife Kelly of Shady Spring; five
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will
be held at 1PM on Monday August 12th at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Ravencliff, WV with
Rev. Sammy Francis officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 12PM on Monday at the church.  Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Leonard "Junior" Rose, 83, of Fanrock, WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday August 9, 2019 at his
home. He was born on March 11, 1936 in Huff Creek, WV a son of the late Frank and Lear Lester Rose. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Audry Rose; five sisters Elsie Moss, Mae
Nester, Helen Morgan, Ann Lacy and Agnes Hurley; and a brother Burl Rose. Survivors include his loving
wife of seven years Clarie Johnson Rose; three daughters Patricia Rife of Johnson City, TN, Tammy Smith
of Fanrock and Sharon (Robert) Butcher of Sevierville, TN; a son Leonard Rose of Fanrock; a sister Juanita
Roberts of Fanrock; six grandchildren Allen (Autumn) Rife, Brandon (Tennille) Ratliff, Whitney Rose, Elijah
Smith, Amanda Butcher and Emily Butcher;  three great grandchildren Morgan Rife, Cole Rife and Lincoln
Ratliff; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12PM on Wednesday
August 14th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Gary Walker officiating.
He will be laid to rest in the Swope Farm Cemetery, Indian Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 6-9PM on Tuesday August 13th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family
is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Betty Hatfield Chafin, 91, of Bluefield, WV, went to be with the Lord on Saturday August 10, 2019 in
Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield, WV. She was born on July 21, 1928 in Devon, WV, a daughter
of the late Elliott and Clara Noe Hatfield. She is a member of the Brushfork Church of Christ and the last
surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents he is preceded in death by her
husband Willis W. Chafin; a daughter Judy Lynn Hatfield; a granddaughter Tammy Sue Hatfield; two
grandsons Ethan and Noah Diehl; two brothers Herman and Scott Hatfield; and a sister Maggie Bright.
Survivors include a daughter Beverly Chafin of Bluefield; two sons Stanley (Judy) Chafin of Coal City and
Timothy (Vickie Gail) Chafin of Iaeger; five grandchildren Heaven Lynn Chafin Boyd, John Paul Chafin,
Christopher Ray Chafin, Tara Lough and Amber Diehl; six great grandchildren Emmilea Hatfield, Lauren
Hatfield, Kassie Hatfield, Kacie Lester, Logan Lester and Benton Diehl; one great great grandson Ryker
Hatfield; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday
August 15th 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 at 12PM on Thursday August 15th at
the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be John Paul Chafin, Christopher Ray Chafin, Logan Lester,  Benton
Diehl, Dustin Lough and Dewayne Diehl. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Mary Rife, 86, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Sunday August 11, 2019 in Bowers Hospice House, Beckley,
WV following a sudden illness. She was born on May 31, 1933 a daughter of the late Lee and Effie Chafin
Gillespie. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Raven Rife; a son Delmus Rife;
grandson Delbert Rollins; three brothers and four sisters. Mary was a homemaker, a loving mother and
grandmother to those left to cherish her memory. Survivors include a son Ellis (Glenda) Rife of Oceana;
daughters Rosie Rife of NC and Anna Browning of TX; grandchildren
Jeremy (Cassie) Rife of Oceana,
Melinda (Andrew) Ri
ddle of NC, Leslie Rollins of NC, Sirena Browning of TX and Jerry Lee Browning of
Beckley; thirteen great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
be held at 1PM on Saturday August 17th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Pastor Algie Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Anderson Hatfield Cemetery, McCar, KY. Friends
may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on Saturday August 17th at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
William Tilden "Tick" Waugh, 79, of Hanover, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Monday August 19,
2019 in Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV. He was born on March 17, 1940 in Hanover, WV a
son of the late William Jennings "Jiggs" and Vernie Auville Waugh. He attended the Ikes Fork Freewill
Baptist Church. Tick loved going to church, talking to his friends on the phone and he was well loved by the
community. He liked to work Dot to Dot books, coloring and watching TV. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by a sister Loretta Blankenship; and a brother Carl Waugh. Survivors include three
sisters Norma Waugh Cline, Nancy Waugh Lester and Dora (Bill) Lester all of Hanover; sister in law Nancy
Cline Waugh
of Norfolk, VA; a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 11AM on Friday August 23rd at the Justice Tabernacle, Justice, WV with Pastor
Homer Blankenship and Bro. Jackie Jesse officiating. He will be laid to rest in Rose Lawn Memorial
Gardens, Princeton, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 10AM until time of services on Friday
August 23rd at the church. Pallbearers will be Randy, Sean, David, Jeffrey, Robert and Joey. Honorary
pallbearers will be Bill Clyde and Dennis. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Thomas Michael "Tommy" Mason, 77, of Fanrock, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Monday August
19, 2019 in Beckley VA Medical Center, Beckley, WV. He was born on July 6, 1942 in Coalwood, WV a son of
the late Poley Frank and Margaret Flossie Ashley Mason. Tommy is a United States Army Vietnam Veteran,
where he received an expert Rifle certification on the M14 and a retired custodian for the Wyoming County
Board of Education. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Judy Marie Short Mason.
Survivors include a sister Barbara Ann (Hershel) Hearl of Princeton; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Saturday August 24th in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Glen Hatfield officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mason Moody
Cemetery, Brier Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1PM until time of services at the
funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Special thanks to Eugene Smith for keeping an eye on
Thomas' house and property and the many other things he did, and the Beckley VA Medical Center and
staff. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.