Sheryl Ann Lovins Fritz, 59, of Keyrock, WV went to be with Jesus on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at her
home following a long illness. She was born on October 12, 1957 in Man, WV a daughter of the Ruth
Prichard Lovins of Keyrock and the late Willard Lovins.  In addition to her father she is preceded in death
by a son Randy Shawn Harvey; two brothers Roy Lee Lovins and David Lovins; and two sisters Betty Keene
and Belvie Meade. In addition to her mother survivors include her two sons Brandon Buckland and Eric
(Lisa) Buckland all of Beckley; grandchildren Chandler Harvey, Laken Buckland, Preston Buckland, Randi
Buckland, Lucas Buckland and Elliot Buckland; brothers Jimmy (Linda) Lovins of Kopperston, Brad
(Belinda) Lovins of Matheny and Willard Lovins of Keyrock; sisters Delores Osborne of Oceana, Thelma
(Roger) Frazier of Bristol, Nadine Laxton of Keyrock and Carolyn Shumate of Keyrock; and a host of nieces,
nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday October
9, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Richy Walker officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Monday October 9, 2017 at the
funeral home. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated following the services. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Edith Lobelia Harvey, 96, of Reedy Creek, WV loved by family and community passed away on Wednesday
October 25, 2017 at her home of natural causes. Born January 29, 1921 in Wilco, WV a daughter of the late
George W. and Maudie Dunford Collins, and the last surviving member of their twelve children. In addition
to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Foster H. Harvey; a son Jerry H. Harvey; and two
sons-in-law Clarence E. Church and Edward E. Toler. Mrs. Harvey was a homemaker and precious mother.
She raised and helped to raise five generations of children. They can all rise up and truly call her blessed.
Many are the children and families who ate at her table and remember her kindness. She spent her adult life
on Reedy Creek with her beloved husband Foster. She was a devout Christian, loved the Bible and was a
member of the United Methodist Church. Those who survive her and are left to cherish her memory are her
two daughters Donna Church of Skin Fork and Barbara Ann Toler of Fairdale; a daughter-in-law Wanda
Golden of French Creek; six grandchildren Jerry H. (Geraldine) Harvey, Jr. of Lynco, Jess (Janie) Harvey of
Bolt, Jennifer (Chris) Brooks of Glen Fork, David (Pam) Church of Skin Fork, Larry (Nancy) Church of
Tampa, FL and Mylena (Brian) Yee of Fairdale; eleven great grandchildren Kris (Tonya) Church of
Clarksburg, Krystal Adams of Raleigh, and their mother Lisa Church of Raleigh, Mitch Harvey Golden of
French Creek, Travis Harvey of Lynco, Jesslyn Harvey of Bolt, Isabella, Abram, Lexi, Elise, Ava and Raina Yee
all of Fairdale; three great great grandchildren Grayson and Carly Church of Clarksburg, and Kendall Golden
of Welch; special friends Clint and Sharon Toler of Reedy Creek; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral 1:00 PM on Monday October 30, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco
with Rev. Glen Hatfield officiating. She will be laid to rest in Harvey Cemetery, Reedy Creek, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Sunday October 29, 2017 at the funeral home. Pall bearers
will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Horace Brown, 80 of Kopperston, WV passed away on Friday September 29, 2017 after a short battle with
cancer.  Born April 8, 1937 in Lorado, WV, he was the youngest son to the late Rev. Elva and Delphia
Brown.  Mr. Brown was a devoted husband, daddy, pawpaw, brother and a friend to many.  He was a 1955
graduate of Oceana High School and a retired coal miner.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death
by a daughter, Rhonda; granddaughter Beth Ann Clark; and brothers Shelby and Norman Brown. Mr.
Brown is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 62 years, Barbara Jewell Brown,
daughters, Debby (Philip) Clark of Pulaski, VA, Brenda (Bobby) Dearien of Charleston, WV; a son Tim (Jen)
Brown of Clovis, California; grandchildren Olivia, Chip (Lara), Jeremy Clark of Pulaski, VA, Julie (Robbie)
Sparrow of Gastonia, NC, Randy (Tabby) Dearien and Mathew Dearien, all of Charleston, WV, Abby Brown,  
Ally Brown and Wyatt Harding all of Clovis, CA; great grandchildren, Payton Sparrow, Caroline Sparrow,
Liam Dearien and Jozie Dearien; a loving sister Gertrude Whisenant of  Lynco, WV and a host of loving
nieces, nephews, and many friends.  A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday October 5th
at the Pineville Southern Baptist Church, Pineville, WV with Dr. Tim Brown, Dr. Fred Johnson and Rev.
Dewight Stafford officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.  Friends may
gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services at the church. Sons-in-law and grandsons will
serve as pallbearers. Flowers will be graciously accepted but memorial donations are encouraged to be
given to the Pineville Southern Baptist Church Building Fund in honor of Horace Brown, P.O. Box 584,
Pineville, WV 24874. The family wishes to thank Doug’s Drugs pharmacy staff for their loving care and
friendship during Mr. Brown’s illness, the Bowers Hospice House for the care they provided during his last
hours on earth, the many family and friends who have ministered to the family with visits, food and many
prayers.  Well done thy good and faithful servant. You fought a good fight and kept the faith. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Betty Lou Walker, 82, of Smock, PA passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at her home. She was
born on July 23, 1935 in Naoma, WV a daughter of the late Alba Merile  and Nell Grace Dickens Hendricks.
She grew up in a large, loving family with five sisters and four brothers. Betty was of Baptist faith and a
Caregiver by profession. October 8, 1959 Betty married the love of her life, Randall...Joe Randall Walker.
From that day forward, she became a proud Army wife, and their life was blessed with years of adventure.
Military life enabled them to travel and experience many places over those years - both here in the states
and in Europe, raising three daughters along the way. Yet, the greatest joy in her life was always her family.
She was very proud of her West Virginia roots. One of her best memories as a child was standing on a
grassy knoll under the moonlight listening to the sound of an old coal train whistle echoing through the
mountains. One of her best memories as an adult was the birth of all her babies, grandchildren included.
She was so extremely proud of her grandsons. All five of her young men. She loved them dearly. Her
beautiful smile, advice, stubbornness and loving warm hugs will be greatly missed. Betty Lou has been
reunited with her mom and dad; her husband Randall; her two brothers Eugene N. Hendricks, William J.
"Joe" Hendricks; her sister Dallas Augusta Maynard; and many loved ones, family and friends, before her.
Those left to celebrate her life are her daughters Aleta Stephen and her husband Robert of Pittsburgh, Pa,
Anna Thielen and her husband Mark of Omaha Ne, Amy Walker of Smock, Pa; sisters Patricia Rye, Barbara
DeVanna, Dora McLaughlin and Darlene Novakowski; brothers Kenneth Hendricks, Thomas Hendricks and
his wife Sandy Hendricks; grandchildren Zachary Joseph Stephen and his wife Lauren Sparks-Stephen, Ryan
Allen Stephen, Mark Gerard Thielen, Jacob Walker Thielen, Ian Christian Walker-Cline; her best buddies
Crash & Lakota; neices, nephews and many loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM
on Saturday October 7, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from noon until service time at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will follow in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Betty's daughters wish to thank everyone for all their love, support and
help. A special thank you to Quee and Amy with Amedisys Hospice. You were a light at that dark time. We
love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Garrick Edward Cook, 45, of Pence Springs, WV passed away on Saturday October 21, 2017 at his home
following a long illness. He was born on May 12, 1972 in Man, WV a son of Barbara Sue Blankenship Belcher
of Oceana and the late Harry Edward Cook. In addition to his mother he is survived by three sisters Nina
Cook of Oak Hill, Treasa Hensley of Oak Hill and Melissa Martin of NC; six brothers Wiley Martin of Pence
Springs, Harry Cook, Jr. of Pence Springs, Guy Belcher of Huntington, Bobby Belcher of Oceana, Kelly
Belcher of Oceana and Roger Belcher, Jr. of Chicago; and a host of other loving family and friends. In
keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no services. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Roberta Jean "Sylvia" Browning, 75, of Jesse, WV passed away on Monday October 2, 2017 in Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on May 7, 1942 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late George
and Minnie Allen McMillion. Sylvia was a member of the Guyandotte Baptist Church. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Dennie Rice Browning; a grandson Kenneth Ray
Burgess, Jr.; brothers Emery, Elmer, Don Ed and John "Greely" McMillion; and a sister Betty Jean Griffith.
Survivors include two daughters Sandra (Kenneth) Burgess of Keyrock and Clara (Michael) Baylis of Jesse
Mountain; a sister Sue (Mike) Belcher of Glen Fork; a brother Leroy (Julie) McMillion of Saulsville;
grandchildren Kenny, Jr., Tina, Justin, Kayla, Destiney, Brandi, Travis and Trevor; great grandchildren
Aiden, Christian, Kendra, Rylan, Presley, Kensley, Kylie, Tucker, Easton, Hannah and Colton; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the
Guyandotte Baptist Church, Jesse, WV with Rev. Valdus Bailey and Pastor Harrison Abbott officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Browning Family Cemetery, Jesse, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon
until time of services on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the church. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Connie Jean "Coke" Craft Jordan, 61 of Clear Fork, WV passed away on Monday October 2, 2017.  She was
born on October 19, 1955 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Lola Marie Belcher Craft. Coke
attended the Pentecostal House of Prayer. Her grandkids were her pride and joy who she loved very much.
She enjoyed and loved taking care of her chickens and guineas. In addition to her parents she is preceded in
death by her son who she loved and missed very much David Lee Jordan; siblings Brenda Walters, Donald
Craft, Jimmy Craft, Robert Lee Craft, Jr., Shelva Jean Craft, Fredrick Craft and Judy Mason; and a step
mother Fannie Craft. Survivors include her loving husband of 44 years Carl David Jordan; two daughters
Melissa Marie (Daniel) Posada of Grottoes, VA and Mary Ann (Jeff) Lusk of Little Creek; a son Emanuel Lee
(Autumn) Jordan of Oceana; two sisters Opal (Wannie) Hatfield of Little Creek and Patty Green of
Lillyhaven; two brothers John (Susan) Craft  and Richard Mick (Faye) Belcher all of Little Creek;
mother-in-law Mary Jordan of Little Creek; Nine grandchildren Kisha Jordan, Shana Lusk, Caiden "Bubby"
Lusk, Daniella Posada, Kailee Posada, Jamie Jordan, Hailee Jordan, Emma Jordan and Jasmine Jordan; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday October 8, 2017
at the Pentecostal House of Prayer, Lynco, WV with Rev. Larry Morgan officiating. She will be laid to rest in
Hatfield Cemetery, Little Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on Saturday October
7, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Kathy Jean Miller Eldridge, 57, of Lawsonville, NC, WV passed away on Saturday October 28, 2017 at her
home following a long illness. She was born on December 13, 1959 a daughter of the late Aubrey and Grace
Miller. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a sister Mavis Presley; a brother Gary Miller;
three nephews David Eldridge, Spud Gillispie and Wayne Eldridge; a niece Geneva Miller, father-in-law
Jefferson Eldridge; two brothers-in-law Johnny Mack Eldridge and Michael Eldridge; step-mother Pearl
Miller; and foster parents Benny and Betty Norman. Survivors include her husband of 37 years Gary
Eldridge; two daughters Kristina (Douglas) Smith and Jennifer (William) Ames; three grandbabies, whom
she loved with her whole heart, Jessica and Emily Smith and Gary Ames all of Lawsonville, NC; two
brothers Stanley (Janet) Miller and Aubrey (Victoria) Miller, Jr. all of Cyclone; four sisters Sharon
Blankenship of Tazewell, VA, Dorothy Eldridge of Cyclone, Linda (Benny) Kephart of Collinwood, TN and
Penny Eldridge of Tazewell, VA; mother-in-law Bonnie Eldridge of Cyclone; three brothers-in-law Audy
(Sheryl) Eldridge of King, NC, Ronnie (Anita) Eldridge of Lawsonville, NC and Ralph Eldridge of Cyclone;
three sisters-in-law Connie (Earl) Gillispie of Bruno, Belinda Eldridge of Sandy Ridge, NC and Janice Miller
of Cyclone; several nieces, nephews and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be
held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday October 31, 2017 at the Campus Church of God, Cyclone, WV. She will be laid to
rest in Paynter Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1:00 PM until time of
services on Tuesday at the church. The family is being served by Colonial Funeral Home Stokes Chapel,
Sandy Ridge, NC and the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Hilda Lester, 77, of Oceana, WV, gained her angel wings on Friday October 27, 2017. She was born on April
29, 1940 in Iaeger, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel and Bertha Blackburn Hall. Maw was a good strong
woman and always did right by everyone. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband
Jesse Montgomery Lester; and a son Ronald Jesse Lester. Survivors include her five children Wanda
Morgan, Alvin Lester, Lisa Green,  Jessica Moore and Jessie Lester, Jr.; two step children Carson Lester and
Patricia Hurt; two sisters Betty Belcher and Dora Lee; a brother Larry Hall; twelve grandchildren; thirteen
great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.   In keeping with her wishes she will be
cremated. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.

Fly High with your Angel Wings Momma…. We will see you again!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me
beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's
sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the
days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Berlin "John" Cline, Jr., 57, of Sunhill, WV passed away on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at his home following
a long-term illness. He was born on March 8, 1960 in Mullens, WV a son of Helen Morgan Cline of Sunhill
and the late Berlin Cline. John was a retired brick layer for Big-low Liptak, a 1978 graduate of Baileysville
High School and a lifelong Sunhill resident. He enjoyed hunting, camping and going on vacations. His
happiness was his family. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a younger brother and sister.
In addition to his mother survivors include his loving wife of 34 years Sherri Morgan Cline; a son Jonathan
Cline and wife Lyndsey;  a daughter Toni Cline; two grandchildren Aubree Smith and Bailee Smith; a sister
Lisa Lester; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday,
October 20, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Earnest Francis, Jr.
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cline Family Cemetery, Sunhill, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 11:00 AM until time of services on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Vera Constance Stafford Potter, 83, of Helen, WV passed away on Sunday October 8, 2017 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on May 17, 1934 in Caples, WV a daughter of the late Ottoway
"Ott" and Margaret Lockhart Stafford. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Basil
Shields; a daughter Teresa Lynn Ford; a grandson Joseph "Joey" Shields; a granddaughter Crystal Shields;
four sisters Margaret Jackson, Joann Derfield, Anna Lee Stafford and Inez Rose; four brothers Charles
Stafford, Harry Stafford, Ernest Stafford and Johnny Stafford. Survivors include her loving husband
Russell Junior Potter; two daughters Marilyn Shields (Brad) Toler of Clear Fork, and Lesa Ann Ford
(Shawn) Cook of Fayetteville; three sons Robert Shields of Annandale, VA, Randy (Carol) Shields of
Beckley, and Buddy (Jackie) Ford of Madisonville, TN; three step children Rick (Kim) Potter of Sophia,
Janet (James) Gregory of Glen White and Rhonda (Ken) Polk of Gastonia, NC; two brothers Bobby Stafford
of Pineville and Jacob "Jake" (JoAnn) Stafford of Oceana; thirteen grandchildren Joey, Tara, Misti, Brandi,
Jenny, Vicky, Tommy, Tyler, Logan, Adriana, Austin, Ryan and Mykal; four great grandchildren; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday,
October 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
James Lindal Beverly, 89, of Baileysville, WV entered heaven on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV after a short illness. He was born on March 3, 1928 in Wolf Pen, WV a son of
the late Rev. Edgar and Buna Brewster Beverly. He began his career at Itmann Coal Company as a mechanic
in 1950. Lindal retired from Consol in 1992 as Regional Maintenance Superintendant of Southern Division of
WV with 42 years of service. Lindal's greatest pleasure was rebuilding old cars with his son, Steve and
grandson Shawn and attending car shows. He attended the Baileysville Baptist Church.  In addition to his
parents he is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Cummings Beverly; a daughter-in-law Debbee Beverly; a
grandson Jordan Christian Brewster Beverly; a brother Freddie Beverly; and a sister Lucille Wheeler. Those
left to cherish his memory are his companion Ruby Lester of Baileysville; a son Stephen Beverly of
Baileysville; a daughter Suzanne (Alvin) Beverly Blevins of Baileysville; three grandsons Shawn (Marty)
Beverly of Baileysville, Jude Blevins of Williamsport, PA and Jordan Blevins of Cumberland, MD; two great
grandsons Ian and Isaac Blevins of Pineville; a sister Kitty (Howard) Campbell of MacArthur, OH; and a host
of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday November 3, 2017 in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Jay Morgan and Pastor Ron Harvey
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Beaver Cemetery, Baileysville, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from Noon until time of services on Friday November 3, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Wyoming Continuous Care for their kindness
and care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV to whom
we are so grateful for their compassion and care toward Lindal and his family. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Charles Burdette Meadows, 67, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017 at Beckley VA
Medical Center, Beckley, WV. He was born on April 30, 1950 in Dorothy, WV a son of the late Russell Odell
"Odie" and Melba Virginia Estep Meadows. Charles attended the Delilah United Methodist Church and is a
United States Vietnam Navy Veteran. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son-in-law
Master Sgt. Timmy Bud Shelton, II. Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years Ronna Diane Cook
Meadows; four daughters Amy Shelton of Clarksville, TN, Christy Meadows of Narrows, VA, Francine
(Daniel) Browning of Rock Creek and Charla Meadows of Kopperston; a son Charles Russell (Niki)
Meadows of Naoma; honorary son Daniel (Crystal) McKinney of Princeton; two sisters Joann (Weldon)
Nesmith of Horse Creek and Doris (Rabon) Hill of Pipestem; a brother James Meadows and fiancé Brownie
of Horse Creek; Nine grandchildren John Shelton, Spencer Shelton, Devyn Alley, Piper Adkins, Isaiah
Browning, Kelsey Browning, Zack Browning, Harleigh Meadows and Bayleigh Meadows; special friends "
The Napa Pit Crew" Frankie Runyon, Charlie Runyon, Frank Hill, Daniel McKinney and Roscoe Runyon; and
a host of other loving family and friends. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 21,
2017 at the Delilah United Methodist Church, Oceana, WV with Pastor Ron Acord and Minister Lynn
Halstead officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Saturday,
October 21, 2017 at the church. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. The Wyoming County
Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Beckley VA
Hospice Program, 200 Veterans Ave., Attn: Dr. Boyd, Beckley, WV  25801 or the Bowers Hospice House,
454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Roger Lee Burgess, 58, of Matheny, passed away on Sunday October 10, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV. He was born on October 12, 1958 in Welch, WV a son of the late Robert Lee and Roselee
Blankenship Burgess. Roger was a member of the Joseph Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by a brother Wayne Blankenship; mother-in-law Goldie Sellards and brother-in-law
Johnny Dunlap. Survivors include his wife Sundie Sellards Burgess; two daughters Melissa (Marc) Scott of
Alpoca Jennifer (Chad) Bailey of Oceana; four grandchildren Chelsey Burgess, Tyler Fortner, Brookelyn
Burgess and Jazmyne Scott; two sisters Lisa Burgess and Lora Fisher; a brother David Burgess; a very
special brother-in-law Charlie (Gina) Sellards; a brother-in-law Ronnie (Carolyn) Coleman; sister-in-law
Mary Dunlap; special nephew Alex Sellards; nieces and nephews Amanda Bradley Dekeysar, Savannah
Bradley, Brittany Fisher, Kaylee Bailey, Emily Bailey, Jordan Fisher and Robert Bradley; very special friend's
Johnny Edward Dunlap, Teresa Dean and Larry Reed; and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of services on Friday, October 13,
2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Mae Rollins, 90, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Kopperston, WV passed away on Tuesday October 31, 2017 in
Orlando, FL. She was born on July 14, 1927 in Gulnare, KY a daughter of the late William Emory and Sadie
Varden Maynard Justice. Mae was a 1945 graduate of Oceana High School. She enjoyed reading, sewing,
teaching Sunday School, attending church and spending time with her family. Mae moved to Orlando, FL in
2006 where she made many friends and loved participating in activities at the Assisted Living and Nursing
Home where she lived. Everyone there called her "Miss Mae" and loved her dearly. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her husband Thomas L. Rollins; and a son Roger Dale Rollins. Survivors
include four daughters Cheryl Parris of Atlanta, GA, Karen Stewart of Roanoke, VA, Connie Rollins of
Orlando, FL and Sharon Rollins of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren David McLaws of Atlants, GA, Travis
and Angie Rollins of Newburgh, IN, Amy Beach of Fredericksburg, VA, Kara Stewart, Andi Brown, Erin
Hunt all of Roanoke, VA, and TJ Stewart of Arlington, TX; great grandchildren Ethan and Hunter McLaws
of Atlanta,GA, Deee Anna Marie Rollins and Trevor Rollins of Newburgh, IN, Collin Brown of Roanke, VA,
Scarlett and Olivia Hunt of Roanoke, VA and Malia and Morgan Stewart of Arlington, TX; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday November 4, 2017 in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Fairley Lusk officiating. 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 Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Rev. Harriett Lee Sizemore Doss, 66, of Jesse, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday October 14,
2017 Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on April 29, 1951 in Kopperston, WV a daughter of
the late Hearley and Vernie Toler Sizemore. Harriett was the Chaplin for the VVA and attended the Christian
Fellowship Worship Center and the Brenton Community Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded
in death by her husband Darrell Allen Doss, Sr.; a son DJ Doss; two brother-in-laws Kenneth Blackburn and
Don Ed McMillion. Survivors include a daughter Angel Doss of Princeton; a son Frankie Lee Doss of TX; two
sisters Rebecca Blackburn of Kopperston and Betty McMillion of Glen Fork; a brother Roy Dean (Anita)
Sizemore of Kopperston; three grandchildren Savannah Franklin, Brittany Gibson and Austin Gibson; best
friend John Dowell Meredith; special neighbors Elbert and Carol Carver; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday October 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Bill Goode and Rev. David Johnson officiating. She will be laid to
rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time
of services on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Donald Hutchinson, 69, of Panther, WV passed away on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on April 17, 1948 in Welch, WV a son of the late Charlie Hutchinson. In
addition to his father he is preceded in death by his wife Dicey McCoy Hutchinson; and a brother Ronald
Hutchinson. Survivors include a son Joe (Rebecca) Hutchinson of Panther;  three children Kristine (Billy)
Mullins of Princeton, Everett (Trenna) McCoy of OH and Alfred (Janice) Lester of Bull Creek; eleven
grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at Noon on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at the Little Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, Panther,
WV with Elder Arthur Short, Elder Dallas Dotson, Elder Fred Bailey and Bro. Odell Riffe officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Hutchinson Cemetery, Panther, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on
Sunday November 5th and Monday November 6th at the church. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Roger Dale Morgan, 66, of Hanover, passed away on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at CAMC Memorial,
Charleston, WV. He was born on December 2, 1950 in Hanover, WV a son of Ollie Stacy of Wild Cat, WV and
the late Littie Morgan. Roger was a member of the UMWA. In addition to his father he is preceded in death
by his sister Rosey Morgan and a nephew Ronnie Justice. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years Joan
Toler Morgan; a daughter Neah (Stanley) Bailey of Hanover; a son Christopher Morgan of Bolt; step
daughter Rhonda (Brian) Justice of Hanover; step son Daniel Short of Hanover; a sister Elizabeth Justice of
Hanover; three brothers Ray (Theresa) Morgan, Roy Morgan and Allen (Rebecca) Morgan all of Hanover;
six grandchildren Alexis and Hunter Bailey, Chad Morgan, Tamera and Cheyenne Justice and Aaliyah
Justice; two great grandchildren Kiara Justice and Colton Bishop due in February 2018; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. David Johnson and Rev. James Cline
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Roberts Cemetery, Pad Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 6-9:00 PM on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Brian Justice, Keith
Smith, Trevor Short, John Short, Preston Bishop, Stanley Bailey, Daniel Short and Christopher Morgan..
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Desiree LeeAnn Crouch, 36, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday October 13, 2017 at CAMC Memorial
Hospital, Charleston, WV.  She was born on December 12. 1980 in Beckley, WV a daughter of Robert and
Letha Ellison Crouch. She was a 1999 graduate of Oceana High School and WCVTC CNA program. She was of
the Baptist faith.  Desiree always had a way of making us all laugh. She is preceded in death by her maternal
grandparents Alva and Opal Ellison; paternal grandparents Bob and Bobbie Jean Crouch; a cousin and friend
Lucas Marcum; and a uncle Ralph Marcum. In addition to her parents she is survived in death by a sister
Calista Trent; two nieces Finley Crouch and Kylee Trent; a nephew Dylan Trent whom she loved with all her
heart; two dear great aunts June Farren and Phyllis Clark that she loved to be with; two cousins that spent
time with her in the hospital over the last year and half Toni Lynn London and Claudia Sammons;  and a host
of other loving family and friends whom she loved to spend time with. In keeping with her wishes she will
be cremated and there will be no services. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Paul E. Evans, 85, of Forrest Hills, WV passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Select Specialty
Hospital, Charleston, WV. He was born on September 12, 1932 in Fremont, Ohio, a son of the late Charles
McKinnley and Ella Mae Davenport Evans. He was a member of the Jesus of Latter Day Saints. In addition to
his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife Ruth Wells Evans. Survivors include a daughter
Pamela Jean Evans Zeldin of Bakersfield, CO; a son Mark Edward Evans of Inkster, MI; a niece Margaret
Davenport of Lexington, SC; a brother Willis Clark Evans of Sandusky, OH; caretaker and friend Minnie
Marline Rudisell of Forest Hill with whom he made his home; and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside service will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the cemetery. He will be laid to
rest in Wolf Pen Hollow Cemetery, Long Branch, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Franklin Hurrell Cline, 76, of Lynco, WV passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. He was born on March 14, 1941 in Sunhill, WV a son of the late Elton Earl and Evie
Staton Webb Cline. Franklin was a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death
by his wife Wilma G. Toler Cline; a grandson Gregory Scott Pelphrey; and a brother Harold Cline. Survivors
include a daughter Evie Josetta (Steve) Mitchell of Southmont, NC; a son Johnnie (Donna) Cline of Lynco;
two grandchildren Angela Curry of Southmont, NC and Justin Tolliver of Wyoming; a great grandson; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 9,
2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jeffrey Green officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon
until time of services on Thursday November 9, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and
friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Patricia Parker, 62, of Gary, WV formerly of Rockview, WV passed away on Sunday October 8, 2017 at
Welch Community Hospital, Welch, WV. She was born on January 4, 1955 in Welch, WV a daughter of the
late Thurman and Lillian Marie Morgan Brown. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a
brother Franklin D. Brown; and four sisters. Survivors include her son Franklin Dewayne Brown of Welch;
and a close friend William Dean "Bill" Bailey; and a host of other loving family and friends. Graveside
services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday October 15, 2017 at the Trent Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek,
WV with Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Ethel M. Cook, 80, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Logan
Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV following complications from a broken hip. She was born on January
10, 1937 in Cyclone, WV a daughter of the late Wilson and Adora Toler. Ethel was a loving wife, caring
mother and special grandmother. Family was her life next to God. She was also a lifelong member of the
Toler Baptist Church.   In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by six brothers Lee, Harding,
Willard, Junior, Arnold and George Toler; and two sisters Thelma Gibson and Liza Adkins.  Survivors
include her loving husband of 62 years John W. Cook; a daughter Kim (AJ) Cook of Florence, SC; a son Gary
Cook of Cyclone; four grandchildren Daniel and Parker Cook of Cyclone and Jordan and Connor Cook of
Florence, SC; a sister Rosie Perry of Cyclone; a special great niece Nancy Gibson of Cyclone; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday November 10, 2017 at
the Toler Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Gibson, Rev. Valdus Bailey and Rev. Randall Bailey officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM
until time of services on Friday November 10, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Arnold R. Sizemore, 74, of Fairdale, WV passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at his home. He was
born on February 11, 1943 in McGraws, WV a son of the late Denver Jack and Sadie Marschillo Sizemore.
Arnold is a 1961 graduate of Glen Rogers High School and a 1985 graduate of Faith Baptist Theology  in
Milton, FL. He is a United States Air Force Veteran.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a
brother Billy J. Sizemore. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years Phyllis Alderman Sizemore; two
daughters Kathy  Prichard and husband Jeff of Oceana and Tammy Covey and husband Tommy of Fairdale;
three grandchildren Kaylee Prichard, Mark Covey and Emmy Prichard; two brothers Denver Sizemore of
Lillington, NC and Reginald Sizemore of Dublin, VA; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday November 10, 2017  
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. David Dean Trump officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until
time of services on Friday November 10, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In
lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia Box 1472 Beckley, WV 25801.
Special thanks to the Hospice Nurses that cared for him. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Robert Dale Brown, 42, of Ravencliff, WV passed away on Friday October 13, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on June 5, 1975 in Mullens, WV a son of the late William Theodore and
Patricia Ann Morgan Brown. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers William
Teddy Brown, Jr. and Randall Wayne Brown; and a niece Tabitha Bailey Gwyn. Survivors include two sisters
Deborah Morgan of Madison and Sheryl Bailey of Cyclone; a brother Jack Brown of Ravencliff; a daughter;
a son; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday,
October 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Earnest Francis, Jr.
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 4:00 PM until time of service on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Frank Elden Blankenship, 80, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday
October 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 24, 1937 in New Richmond, WV a son of the late
Morgan James and Cordie Adkins Blankenship. He was a member of the UMWA and attended the Mill Creek
Freewill Baptist Church. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to
his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers James, Bob, Dennis, Morris, Roy, Coy and Eugene
Blankenship; and a sister Paulette Shrewsbury. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years Betty Sue
Mitchell Blankenship; two daughters Sissy Blankenship and Angie (Randall) Cline all of Mill Creek; a son
Timmy (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Brenton; a sister Letha Allen of Ravencliff; a brother Theodore (Myrtle)
Blankenship of Pineville; three grandchildren Matthew (Brittany) Cline, Waylon Cline and Adrian (David)
Adkins; three great grandchildren Hunter Cline, Carli Cline and Aiden Adkins; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Mill
Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Brenton, WV with Bro. Doug Blankenship and Bro. Wayne Bailey officiating.
He will be laid to rest in Mitchell Cemetery, Mill Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon
until time of services on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  
Special thanks to the Brenton Fire Department. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Proverbs 6:20-22 - My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.  
Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.  When you walk, they will lead you; when you
lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.  Virginia Blanche Stafford,
84, of Kopperston, WV passed away on November 11, 2017 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley WV.  
She was born October 26th. 1933 in Newland, NC to Connard Mackie and Lula Bailey Johnson.  Mrs.
Stafford was a devout Christian.  She was a loving, caring, and devoted mother and grandmother and
happily married to her husband of 44 years.  She loved and cherished her brothers, sisters, and extended
family.  She graduated from Oceana High School, was a mother who served at Toneda Missionary Baptist
Church, read her Bible daily, worked at Kopperston Grade School, became caretaker to her sister, Patricia
Johnson; and later in life attended the Southern Baptist Church in Pineville, WV where she listened to her
son, Dewight, preach.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Eugene
Stafford, three sisters; Narcissa Hatfield, Mildred Acord, and Patricia Johnson; and two brothers; Darrell
and James Johnson.  Mrs. Stafford is survived by two sons; Wayne (Debbie) Stafford of Rustburg VA and
Dewight (Tammy) Stafford of Matheny WV; three grandchildren; Kimberly (Ryan) Altizer of Rustburg VA,
Kristen Stafford of Lynchburg VA, and Josh (Lauren) Stafford of Man WV; three great-grandchildren;
Sydney, Addison, and Karlee Altizer;  a sister; Geneva Laxton of Portsmouth OH; four brothers; Wayville
Johnson of Bolt WV, Connard Johnson of Aberdeen WA, Franky Johnson of Chicago IL, and Doyle Johnson
of Crany WV; nieces that were like daughters to her; Brenda Lovins, LaDonna Acord,  Doris Reed, and
Bonita Sayre; and a host of friends and church family.  A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM on
Wednesday November 15, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev.
Dwight Stafford and Rev. Doc Adkins officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Wednesday at
the funeral home.  The family wishes to thank the rehabilitation and care staff at Harper Mills, the nursing
staff on 4 South at Raleigh General Hospital, and the staff at Bowers Hospice House for the care and
kindness that was provided, and to the many friends and family who visited and prayed with Mom during
her illness.  Flowers are appreciated as well as donations to the building fund of the Pineville Southern
Baptist Church (P.O. Box 584, Pineville WV, 24874).  Well done thy good and faithful servant.  You fought
a good fight and kept the faith.  The family is being served by the Stafford Funeral Home Lynco, WV.
Jessie James Blankenship, 56, of Oceana, WV passed away on Saturday November 11, 2017 at ARH
Beckley, WV.  He was born on March 9, 1961 in Pineville, WV a son of Armedia Morgan Blankenship
Littles of Oceana and the late Harlen Howard Blankenship. In addition to his father he is preceded in
death by a niece Trista Blankenship. In addition to his mother survivors include a sister Marie (Teddy)
Toler of Crouches Farm; two brothers Harlen (Linda) Blankenship, Jr. of Indian Creek and Floyd (Lou)
Blankenship of Oceana; a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. In keeping with
his wishes he will be cremated. The family is being served by the Stafford Funeral Home Lynco, WV.
Carl Richard Cline, 49, of Brenton, WV passed away on Saturday November 11, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on May 7, 1968 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Oley and Louise
Elswick Cline. Carl was a former member of the Brenton Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his
parents he is preceded in death by four brothers Millard Cline, Benny Cline, Timmy Cline and Charles
"Frank" Cline; two sisters Shirley Jean Hatfield and Flossie Ray. Survivors include a daughter Kristin
(Julius) Bolen of Welch; two sons Justin Cline of Elizabeth and Chad Cline of Parkersburg; two sisters
Peggy Hatfield and fiancé Darrell Blackburn of Shannon Mill Creek and Debra Kay  (James) Hill of
Castle Hayne, NC; three brothers Toby (Barb) Cline of Shannon Mill Creek, Kendel (Mary Lou) Elswick
of Shannon Mill Creek and Jeff Lynn Cline of Brenton; a grandchild Shaelynn Bolen; two special nieces
Veronica Echols and Linda Kennedy; nephew Austin Cline; special friend Una Stepp; and a host of
nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Brenton Community Church, Brenton, WV with Rev. Tommy
White and Bro. Wayne Bailey officiating. He will be laid to rest in Shannon Cemetery, Baileysville, WV.
Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
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Obituaries
Gloria Jean Bailey Adkins, 50, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Sunday November 12, 2017 at her home.
She was born on August 17, 1967 in Man, WV a daughter of the late Roger Lee and Emma Pearl
Osborne Bailey. Gloria is a member of the Toler Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by a son Matthew Earl Adkins; three brothers Steven, Scotty and Kenny Bailey.
Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years Earl Lee Adkins; two daughters Crystal Beth Adkins
and Angel Paige Adkins both of Cyclone; a son Jordan Lee (Mikaela) Adkins of Morgantown; two
sisters Michelle McCoy and Debbie (Darrell) Toler all of Cyclone; five grandchidlren Aaliyah Rollins,
Mattie Lesher, Billy Lesher, II, Jasmine Lesher and Emmalee Adkins due in January of 2018; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday November 17, 2017
at the Toler Baptist Church, Campus, WV with Pastor Clarence Gibson and Bro. Randall Bailey
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6:00 PM on Thursday November 16, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and
friends.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
James Arthur Hurley, Sr., 68, of Pineville, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November
16, 2017 at CAMC, Charleston, WV. He was born on August 4, 1949 in Pineville, WV a son of the late
Edward and Agnes Rose Hurley. James was a member of the Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings William Hurley, Tom Hurley and Barbara
Hurley; a step daughter Lida "Shena" Lucas; and a granddaughter Tanisha Browning. Survivors include
his loving wife Deborah Kenneda Hurley; a son James Hurley, Jr. and wife April of Canton, GA; two
step sons Scotty Browning and wife Ronnie Sue of Simon and Terry Paul Browning and wife Stephanie
of Justice; two siblings Pat Hargis and Burl Hurley; step son-in-law Jim Lucas of Greensboro, NC;
grandchildren Kyle Hurley, Madison Hurley, Brandon Bradford, Kandice Bradford, Cody Browning and
wife Emily, Tanner Lucas, Jaci Browning and Dalton Browning; a great grandson Asher Scott
Browning; sisters and brothers-in-law Albert and Bernice Kennedy, Preston and Angie Kennedy,
Gregory and Juanita Kennedy, Virgil and Reditha Kennedy, Gloria and John Hanshaw, Katherine
Blankenship and Carol Hurley; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be
held at Noon on Monday November 20, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV with Pastor Lonnie Blankenship and Rev. Landon Blankenship officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00
PM on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Dixie Ann Daugherty Massey Vance, 79, of Sunhill, WV passed away on Saturday November 18, 2017 at
her home. She was born on December 22, 1937 in Long Branch, WV a daughter of the late James Henry
and Edie Margie Kennedy Daugherty. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first
husband William Massey; and a daughter Judy Massey. Survivors include her husband of 34 years
Johnny Joe Vance; daughters Eva (Paul) Hottel of OK, Carolyn (Teddy) Morgan of WV, Suzanne Vance
of SC, Margaret Hodges of WV, Rebecca Kines of SC and Kathy Vance of SC; sons Donnie (Paula)
Massey of GA, William Massey Junior of GA, Archie Massey of SC, Eugene Massey of FL, Danny
(Sherry) Massey of WV, Richard Vance of OK, David Vance of SC, and Johnny Vance, Jr. of SC; brothers
Daniel and Roger Daugherty both of WV; twenty grandchildren; three great grandchildren; eight great
great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
11:00 AM on Tuesday November 21st at Stafford Family Funeral Home, with Rev. Allen Blankenship
officiating. She will be laid to rest in GC Toler and Kyle Morgan Cemetery, Sunhill, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Monday, November 20th at the funeral home. Special
thanks to Krista Warrix and STAT Ambulance.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Virgil Clay, 71, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November 16, 2017 at his
home. He was born on May 28, 1946 in Mallory, WV the son of the late Forest Clay and Nona Miller. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife Anna Lou Copley Clay; a brother
Cletis Clay, Sr.; a sister Lou Vinsion; and a granddaughter Leanna Paige Paynter. Survivors include his
children Tina (Robert) Paynter of Oceana, Junior (Kandy) Clay of Oceana, Robin Clay, Jerry (Jeannie)
Clay, Shawn Clay all of Cyclone and Misty (Ralston) Paynter of Kopperston; eight grandchildren and
three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Services are incomplete at this time. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Arnold Dewey "Mutt" Griffith, 92, of Oceana, WV passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19,
2017 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born on November 3, 1925 in Oceana, WV a son
of the late Algie Griffith and Delphia Chambers.  Arnold attended Family Praise and Worship Center
in Oceana. He was a member of the United States Army and served in the Korean War and World War
II. He was a coal miner for 30 plus years, finishing his service with EACC at Kopperston #2. He was a
electrician and a mine foreman. He was a member of Local Union 7604. In his earlier years, he
enjoyed fishing, bowling, and pitching horseshoes. He was inducted into the WV Horseshoe Pitchers
Association Hall of Fame in 1990. He enjoyed walking thru town, mowing grass, and playing games
with his children and grandchildren.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant
sister Mamie Ruth; a son Arnold David; and an infant granddaughter Julie Kristine Gibson. He is
survived by his loving wife of 70 years Edna, who loved babying him; a daughter Debra (Jimmy)
Gibson of Oceana; two sons Steve (Margetta) Griffith of Lancaster, TX and Jimmy (Shelia) Griffith of
Charleston; six grandsons David Wayne (Ann) Griffith of Ft. Worth, TX, James Scott Gibson of
Leland, NC, Cory Shane (Catherine) Griffith of TX, Sean Christopher Griffith of TX, Jeremy Alan
Griffith of Charleston and Joshua Aaron Griffith of Charleston; three granddaughters Shelley Marie
(David) Zacek of Leland, NC, Amy Leigh (David) Price of Kopperston and Sara Nicole (Jared) Harless
of Oceana; five great grandsons David Michael Zacek of Leland, NC, PFC Nicholas Scott Zacek who is
stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Benjamin Hunter Price of Kopperston, Isaac Blake Price of Kopperston
and Cory Shane "CJ" Griffith, Jr. of TX; two great granddaughters Chloe Elizabeth Harless of Oceana
and Jenna Faith Harless of Oceana; a sister Florene Sloan of OH; his cat Gracie; and a host of other
loving family and friend.  Funeral services will be held at Noon on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at
the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church, Oceana, WV with Pastor Timmy Brewster and Bro. Johnny
Maynard officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at the church. Grandsons and
great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of
Southern WV for the wonderful care shown to Mutt during his last days. Donations can be made to
Bower's Hospice House 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 in his memory. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of our dear Edna Mae Dillon on November
22, 2017, and we are joyful for what awaits her in heaven as she joins her husband, Harold Dillon, her
son Samuel Dillon, her brother Harmon Caldwell, her grandson Jason Dillon, her son – in – law Eddie
Bostic and many other loved ones.  Edna was born in McCoy, VA on April 3, 1924 to Courtney Caldwell
and Lucy Albert Caldwell.  She lost her mother at a very tender young age, but the love of her very
special Aunt Lena molded her into an unselfish Christian full of unconditional love for others.  Edna
and Harold made their home in Kopperston where they made growing up fun and carefree and where
she continued to reside with her daughter Susan.  Edna was a marvelous homemaker who could make
old things look new, simple food taste wonderful and win the love of every child she met.  She was a
member of the Delilah Methodist Church where she was a beloved Sunday School teacher for many
years and a choir and women’s group member.  Edna leaves behind the broken hearts of sisters Hazel
Hale and Elizabeth Hale both of Blacksburg, VA, a son Harold Dillon and wife Kathy of Gautier, MS,
daughters Sandra Bostic of Apex, NC, and Susan Lusk and husband Leon of Kopperston, WV.  Sandra
and Susan have provided her care together for many years.  Survivors also include eight grandchildren,
Julie Hussey and husband Don of Apex, NC, Aimee Page and husband David of Holly Springs, NC,
Stephanie Duncan and husband Casey of Calera, AL, Brian Dillon and wife Jennifer of Midlothian, VA,
Clay Dillon of Oceana, Kelly Bailey and husband Donald of Oceana, Monica Carlucci and husband Robert
of Glen Daniel, WV, Stuart Lusk and wife Candice of Kopperston, WV, seventeen great-grandchildren,
Jerry and Joshua Hussey of Apex, NC, Amber Emerson and husband Zach of New Hill, NC, Carter and
Caroline Duncan of Calera, AL, Abigail and Elliott Sweeny of Midlothian, VA, Konnor Dillon of
Alderson, WV, Alexandria and Brooke Bailey of Oceana, WV, Robert Jr, Joseph and Ryan Carlucci of
Glen Daniel, WV, Marine Trevor Anderson of Cherry Point, NC, Abby, Kyndal and Ian Lusk of
Kopperston, WV.  A daughter-in-law, Jeanette Dillon of Oceana, WV and a loving niece and caregiver,
Donna Dillon of Kopperston, WV.  Edna’s final days were spent at Bower’s Hospice House in Beckley,
WV and we will be forever grateful for the care she was given, and the compassion shown to her
family.  We pray that God will continue to bless their efforts.  We also want to thank the loving
members of Delilah Methodist Church and Minister Ron Acord for all of their caring and support.  A
special thank you to Stafford Family Funeral Home for their caring and excellent service. Funeral
services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday November 26, 2017 at the Delilah Methodist Church,
Oceana, WV with Rev. Ron Acord officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens
Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 2:00 PM until time of services on
Sunday November 26th at the church.  Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory
of Edna to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472.  The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Stephen Shawn Beverly, 49, of Brenton, WV went to his heavenly home on Thursday, November 23,
2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 4, 1968 in Welch, WV a son of Steve
Beverly of Baileysville and Claudine Cook Smith of Wyoming. Shawn was a talented musician and was
a member of the bands Gunshi, Carter Slade and most recent Beverly Brothers. He entertained all with
his guitar licks and raspy voice. His music influences were Stevie Ray Vaughn, Blackberry Smoke,
Allman Brothers and in his younger years Andy Wallen. He loved southern rock and outlaw country.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Wanda and Lindal Beverly; maternal
grandparents Robert and Mary "Shorty" Cook; brothers Chris Beverly and Greggie Smith; step mom
Debbee Beverly; an aunt Terri Cook; and a niece Jordan Smith. In addition to his parents those left to
cherish his memory are his loving wife of 23 years Marty who has been with him since the age of 17;
step father Greg Smith of Wyoming; sisters Mieke (Derek) Reavis of Stuart, VA, Emmy Smith of
Westfield and NC Katie Goins of Pinnacle, NC; Nieces Jolie Smith, Charlei Smith and Sidney Goins; an
aunt Suzy (Alvin) Blevins; his best friend Lonnie (Joyce) Hudgins of Hamilton, OH; his car buddy Steve
(Laura) Lambert; cousins Jude and Jordan Blevins and Ronnie Stiltner; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday November 27, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor George Smith officiating.  Friends
may gather with the family from Noon until time of services on Monday November 27, 2017 at the
funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the services. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 545 Airport Rd., Suite 201 Bluefield, WV 24701. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.