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Obituaries
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) Riddle 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.
Roy Junior Hall, 89, of Ghent, WV,  formerly of Oceana passed away on Monday August 26, 2019 at Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on March 3, 1930 in Bluefield, WV a son of the late Roy and
Jessie Hall. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Linnie Bell Morgan Hall; two sons
Roger and Charles Hall; two daughters Dorothy Myers and Sherry Johnson; and a granddaughter Shawna
Hall. Survivors include a daughter Sharon Kay Rollins of Ghent; four sons Curtis Hall of Morgantown, Larry
(Teresa) Hall of Columbus, OH, Timmy Hall of Matheny and Christopher Hall of Clear Fork; a son-in-law
David Johnson of Oceana; nineteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM Friday August 30th in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Tim Redden 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 Friday at
the funeral home.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Enos John "Johnie" Evans, Jr., 74, of Kopperston, WV,  passed away peacefully at his favorite place
Sherwood Lake, WV on Tuesday August 27, 2019. He was born on May 9, 1945 in Glen Rogers, WV a son of
the late Enos John and Hazel Lamb Evans. Johnie is a United States Army Vietnam Veteran, a member of
the UMWA and former coal miner at Kopperston #2 and Harris #2. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by a brother Harold Evans; a sister Bernice Redden Whittaker; and a half sister Priscilla
James. Survivors include his loving wife of almost 56 years Jean Brown Evans; two sons Mike (Fran) Evans
of Maple Fork Road and his children Catelyn (Bret Clay) Evans of Midway and Erica Evans all of Holly Hills;
Brian (Vicki) Evans of Kopperston and their children Nathaniel (Brianna) Evans and Matthew Evans all of
Bluefield; a brother David Evans of Glen Rogers; a sister Mabel Bailey of Hernshaw; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 5PM on Saturday August 31st in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with  Rev. Lucian Brown and Bro. Nathaniel Evans officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9PM on Friday August 30th at the funeral home. Honorary
pallbearers will be his grandchildren. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Charles Michael "Mickey" Lecco, 71, of Shady Spring, WV,  formerly of Kopperston passed away on
Monday August 26, 2019 at his home following a short illness. He was born on February 14, 1948 a son of
the late Charles and Inez Chafin Lecco. Survivors include a sister Paula (Kenneth) McCormack of Glade
Springs; a niece Andrea Houck and her children Ben Stafford, Sarah Houck and Emily Houck; a nephew Dan
(Ashley) Fleenor and their children Daniel Fleenor and Raya Fleenor; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Graveside services will be held at 2PM on Tuesday September 3rd at the Sunset Memorial Park,
Beckley, WV.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Evelyn Victoria Lester, 87, of Clear Fork, WV,  went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 27, 2019
at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation, New Richmond, WV. She was born on July 18, 1932 in Simon, WV a
daughter of the late Albert and Rosa Vannatter Blankenship. Evelyn was a member of the Clear Fork
Independent Church of God and was the last living member of her immediate family. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her siblings Finley, Buster, Robert, Woodrow, Maggie, Opal, Ruby and
her twin Edwin. Survivors include two daughters Rhonda (Hannibal)  Blankenship, Jr. of Clear Fork and
Debbie (C.S. Parker) Stewart of Mullens; four grandchildren Kevin (Tammy) Blankenship, Darren (Rhonda
Harless) Blankenship, Shannon (Sarah) Stewart and Courtney (Nick Vance) Stewart and their father Oliver
Stewart; three great grandchildren Cassie Blankenship, Tanner Stewart and Aidan Blankenship; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Saturday August 31st in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Hannibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Blankenship Cemetery, Clear Fork, WV. Friends. may gather with the family from
12PM until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kevin Blankenship, Darren
Blankenship, Aidan Blankenship, Shannon Stewart, Tanner Stewart, Monroe Cole and Nick Vance. Special
thanks to Wyoming Nursing and Rehab and Mary's Garden. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Lorena Ann Shirley, 66, of Pineville, WV,  passed away on Friday August 30, 2019. She was born on
February 11, 1953 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Tamery Duty Shirley and John Dwain Shirley of
Princeton, WV. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her former husband Roger Dale
Thomas. Survivors include her loving son Roger Dale Thomas, II and wife Jessica of Fairmont, WV; two
sisters June Kemp of Bluefield and Connie Stafford of Canton, GA; a brother Chuck Shirley of Oceana; two
grandchildren Brooklynn and Tucker Thomas; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 12:30PM on Wednesday September 4, 2019 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with  Pastor Scotty Cline officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial
Gardens, Beckley, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:30 AM until service time at the funeral
home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Sheba Mae Brooks, 89, of Glen Rogers, WV,  passed away on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at her home. She
was born on March 3, 1930 in Kentucky a daughter of the late Troy and Nannie Roberts Niece. Sheba was
the last surviving member of her family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband
Arthur Vane Brooks; a daughter Lillie Mae Chambers; a son Arthur Randall Brooks; four brothers Shelby
Roberts, Johnny Roberts, Freeman Roberts and Sim Roberts; five sisters Margaret Brooks, Mary Toler, Sara
Cook, Rose Toler and Serena Graham; and a son-in-law Johnny Blankenship. Survivors include a daughter
Kathy Blankenship of Glen Rogers;  three sons John J. Brooks and Dewayne Brooks both of Glen Rogers and
Little John Brooks and wife Pamela of Saulsville; four grandchildren Mitchell Brooks and wife Rhonda,
Jennifer Settles and companion Jonathan Green, David Blankenship and wife Morgan, and Matthew Brooks;
many great grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM
on Friday September 6th at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Herb Cook
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 11AM until time of services on Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Helen "Diane" Gibson, 62, of Butler, TN,  passed away on Thursday August 29, 2019 at Johnson City Area
Medical Center. She was born on May 31, 1957 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Francis C. Lester and
Imogene Mullins Lester England. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her step father
Bobby England; an infant son Clayton Anderson Vance, a sister Carolyn Debra Lester Myers; a brother
Donald Francis Lester; and two nephews David Lee Aldridge and Brian C. Lester. Survivors include her
companion  of eleven years Alan Mitchem and his children of Arkansas; a sister Peggy L. Lester of Welch;
five nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins who all loved
her dearly. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Sunday September 8th at the Pad Fork Freewill Baptist
Church, Pad Fork, WV with Pastor Dennis Lester and Rev. Gary Walker officiating and special singing by
Donna Jean Mullins. She will be laid to rest in the Emily Green Cemetery, Pad Fork, 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Shirley Ann Bullington, 84, of Oceana, WV,  gained her angel wings and went home to be with the Lord on
Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Raleigh Center, Daniels, WV following a long courageous battle. She
was born on July 10, 1935 in Eccles, WV a daughter of the late Rev. Author and Ada Gouge Ruth. Shirley
was a lifelong and the last living charter member of Joseph Baptist Church. She was very active within her
community, such as she started Community Action, ran the Senior Citizen Co-op selling arts and crafts for
senior citizens, wrote programs to bring Vista into the area and took senior citizens arts and crafts to the
State Fair for over twenty years. She worked as a custodian for Wyoming County Schools at Road Branch
and Council on aging until she was seventy years old. She loved spending time and cooking for her family.
as well as gardening and watching the WV Mountaineers. She always had a smile and had everyone
laughing at her joke able personality. Anyone who ever met her, immediately fell in love. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her sons Jimmy and Joe Bullington; sisters Louise Kirk, Pauline Worley,
Geneva Redden, June Thornsbury and Ada "Sis" Meadows; and a brother George "Jim" Ruth. Those left to
cherish her memory and forever hold on tight ar her loving family a daughter Patty (David) Massey of
Oceana; four grandchildren Russell "Rusty"  (Lisa) Massey of Peterstown, Brandi Massey of Oceana, Tyler
(Krissi) Bullington of Huntington and Alex Ford of SC; great grandchildren Marissa (Dakota), Kayla, Kelsi,
Taylor, Kameron, Trevor, Collin, Morgan, Carsen and Xavier; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM Friday September 13th at the Joseph Baptist
Church, Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9PM on Thursday September 12th in the Chapel
of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. Pallbearers will be Gary Redden, Billy Lewis, George Beck,
Terry Tackett, Ricky Hicks, James York, Dean Thornsbury, Trevor Massey, Colin Massey and Kameron York.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
                                                                                                                            
Joan Carol Davis Aliff, 69, of Oceana, WV,  went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday September 18,
2019 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. She was born on July 15, 1950 a daughter of the late
Lacey and Katie Johnson Davis. Joan is a member of the Family Praise and Worship Center and a 1968
graduate of Oceana High School. She worked various jobs including Magic Mart, Exel, Dollar General,
Nishida, and Walmart / Sams Club return centers. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
son Chad Davis; step-son Anthony Aliff; and a brother-in-law Dennie “Chico” Osborne. Survivors include
two sisters Shelia (Barry Young) Osborne of Oceana with whom she made her home and Nina (Timmy)
Brewster of Beckley; two brothers Danny (Susan) Davis of Grandview and Kenny (Rhonda) Davis of
Summerville, SC; two granddaughters Kennedy Lacey and her mother Madelyn and Raegan Michelle and her
mother Kristi; a step son Jason Aliff; three nieces Crystal Underwood, Lacey Collette and Cassidy Davis;  
three nephews Danny M. Davis, Aaron Osborne and Matt Brewster; three great nieces Emily, Kinley and
Kylee Underwood; two great nephews Austin and Braden Underwood; her best friend since childhood
Charlotte Branham Sullivan whom she talked to numerous times daily on the phone; lifelong friends
Rosemary Stafford Elswick and Dwight Brown; her fur baby Chloe Paige;  and a host of other loving family
and friends. Memorial service will be held at 3PM on Sunday September 29th at the Family Praise and
Worship Center, Oceana, WV with Pastor Timmy Brewster officiating. Friends may gather with the family
from 2PM until time of services on Sunday at the church. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Danny Clifton Hawk, Sr., 76, of Pilot Mountain, NC, formerly of Oceana, WV,  passed from is earthly home
to his heavenly home on Thursday September 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his caring and loving
family. He was born on August 2, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Clifton Vernon and Eva Mae
Boulus Hawk. He was a 1962 graduate of Columbus West High School and a coal miner having retired
after 32 years from Maple Meadow Mining, Fairdale, WV. In addition to his parents he is preceded in
death by his in-laws Charlie and Juanita Morgan. Survivors include his loving wife  of 56 years Lorane
Morgan Hawk; two sons Danny C. (Amy) Hawk, Jr. of Kernersville, NC and Darren (Shane) Hawk of
Wilmington, NC; grandchildren Cortney of Greensboro, NC, Candace of Princeton and Garrett and  Payton
of Greenville, SC; great grandson Isaac of Princeton; a brother Richard (Cynda) of Columbus, OH;
brothers-in-law Eudell (Frances) of Dover  TN, Leo of Pilot Mt., NC, David (Freda) of Vonore, TN, Terry
(Marty) of Fairfield, OH; numerous cousins and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service
will be held at 11AM on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at the Oceana First Church of God, Oceana, WV with Rev.
Ty Morgan and Rev. Terry Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens Cemetery,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6 - 8:30 PM Monday at the church. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
                                                                                                                     
Lori Ann Lambert, 46, of Bunn, NC formerly of Oceana, WV passed away on Sunday September 15, 2019 at
Wake Forest Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC. She was born on March 10, 1973 in Man, WV a daughter
of Freddie Lawrence and Gloria M. Allen Lambert. Lori is a 1991 graduate of Oceana High School. In
addition to her parents survivors include a daughter Sydney Booke Pritt and her father Roger Pritt; a sister
Toni (Darren) Kenneda of Crouches Farm; brother Freddie (Amy) Lambert of Oceana; four nieces Olivia,
Marlie, Alivia and Quinn; two nephews Parker and Gavin; many uncles, aunts, cousins and other loving
family and friends. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3PM
on Saturday October 5th at the Promise Land Church, Oceana, WV with Pastor David Johnson officiating.
The family The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Elmer Ray Baker, 70, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV passed away on Saturday September 28, 2019 at CAMC
General, Charleston, WV. He was born on February 5, 1949 in Bradshaw, WV a son of the late Lonnie and
Martha Baker. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Betty Steele Baker; two
brothers Leonard Cantrell and William Henry Baker; and a sister June Horn. Survivors include his loving
wife of 17 years Edna Lou Compton Hawks Baker; two daughters Michelle (Shawn) Strickland and Lindsey
Nicole Baker all of Shannon Mill Creek; a son Lonnie (Brittany) Baker of Hanover; a brother Nathan (Carol
Sue) Baker of Baileysville; three step sons Chuckie Hawks of Van, Scotty Hawks of Garrison, KY and Jason
Hawks of Oceana; fourteen grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday October 2nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Wayne Bailey and Pastor Gary Hatfield officiating. He will be laid to
rest in Johnson Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM 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.
Jeanette Blankenship Saunders, 66, of Brenton, WV left for her heavenly home on Monday September 30,
2019 at her home, she passed peacefully, yet unexpectedly after battling ill health for many months. She
was born on July 4, 1953 a daughter of Emma Jean Blankenship and the late Calvin Blankenship. Jeanette
loved camping, reading and her family, especially her grandkids. She worked many years in retail
management as well as automotive body repair with her husband. In addition to her father she is preceded
in death by her husband Michael Saunders; and two sisters Rosemary Wimmer and Kimberly Laffterty. In
addition to her mother she will be deeply missed by her daughter Heather (Stacey) Hughes of Hickory, NC;
a son Kerry Alan Coleman of Redhouse, WV; three sisters Audrey (Roger) Jennings , Serena Robinson and
Patty (Larry) Hayes; two brothers Coy (Sue) Blankenship and Shawn (Charlotte) Blankenship; six
grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and loving family and friends. In keeping with her wishes she
will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 12PM on Tuesday October 8th at the Mill Creek
Freewill Baptist Church, Brenton, WV with Pastor Gary Hatfield and Bro. Wayne Bailey officiating. In lieu
of flowers donations can be made to Stafford Family Funeral Home, PO Box 249, Oceana, WV 24870 to aid
the family with final expenses.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Douglas Franklin Walker, Jr., 54, of Oceana, WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday October 4, 2019
at the Northern Hospital of Surry County, Mt. Airy, NC. He was born on July 2, 1965 in Mullens, WV a son
of Douglas Franklin Walker, Sr. and the late Myrna Acord Walker. Douglas is a member of the Baileysville
Baptist Church and worked many years at the Wyoming County Compactor Station. In addition to his
mother he is preceded in death by his grandparents Leander Walker, Katherine Walker, and Myrtle and
Robert Acord. In addition to his father survivors include his loving wife of almost 37 years Ruth Ann
Stewart Walker; a daughter Amanda Ruth Walker of Oceana; a son Douglas Leander Walker and wife
Sabrina of Morganton, NC; three grandchildren Sarina, Alyssa and Alex; and a host of other loving family
and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later
date. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Virginia Faye Belcher Stafford, 81, of Plattsburg, NY, formerly of Fanrock, WV went home to be with the
Lord on Friday October 4, 2019 at her sons home. She was born on June 26, 1938 in Cyclone, WV, a
daughter of the late Robert Lee and Roxie Aliff Belcher. In addition to her parents she was preceded in
death by her loving husband William David Stafford and six brothers Bob, Joe, Fred, Ted, Clarence and
Clyde, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include her three sons Dickie
Brown and wife Carol of New York, Greg Brown and wife Janel of Florida and Jerry Brown and wife
Carmie of North Carolina; two grandchildren Scott Clausen and wife Anika and Nick Brown and wife
Nicole; four great grandchildren Scotty Clausen, Jr., Noah Clausen, Gabe Clausen and Alexis Brown; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Friday October 11th in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev Tommy Knotts officiating. She will be laid to
rest in Stafford Cemetery, Fanrock, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1 PM 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.
Michael Anthony Austin, 35, of  Rhodell, WV entered into peace on Saturday October 5, 2019 at his home.
He was born on April 12, 1984 in Beckley, WV a son of Victoria Lee Smith Austin of Rhodell and the late
Robert Wayne Austin. Michael was a carpenter and loved working with his hands, fishing and most of all
he loved being with his family. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandmother Della
Hayworth and second mom Carmella Farruggia.  In addition to his mother survivors include two daughters
Alyssa Brianne Austin and Alexis Phipps; a son Ethan Hull; the love of his life Tiffany Dawn Meadows of
Crab Orchard; three brothers Robert Dewayne (Melissa) Austin of Glen Daniel, Joshua L. Austin and Chris
Austin both of Rhodell; two aunts Debra (Douglas) Hogan of Rhodell and Donna (Allen) Chatfield of
Sophia; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday
October 10th at the Rhodell Church of God, Rhodell, WV with Pastor Gary Eskins officiating. He will be laid
to rest in Bud Cemetery, Bud, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on
Thursday October 10th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
James David Harrison, Jr., 33, of  Cyclone, WV passed away on Saturday October 5, 2019. He was born on
April 11, 1986 in Man, WV a son of Sharon Mae Lusk Harrison of Welch, WV and the late James David
Harrison. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandparents Posy and Waveline Lusk and
Robert Jennings Harrison. In addition to his mother survivors include a son James David Harrison, III of
Cyclone; three sisters Lora (Chris) Acord of Oceana, Cassandra Gray of Oceana; and Stephanie Jo (Craig)
Chisholm of Charleston; a grandmother Shirley Mosley of Cyclone; and a host of other loving family and
friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Rosemary Darlene Hagerman Daugherty, 66, of  Bradshaw, WV passed away on Saturday October 12, 2019
at her home following a long illness. She was born on January 7, 1953 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late
William Frank and Ada Taylor Hagerman. Survivors include her loving husband of 24 years Aaron Dean
Daugherty; a daughter Dana Darlene (Stanley) Hatfield of Jolo; a son Dusty Wayne (Wilma) Hagerman of
Oakwood, VA; three sisters Evelyn (Coy) Baker of Bradshaw, Sithia Dunford of  Charleston and Debbie
Hagerman of Beartown; a brother Thomas (Diana) Hagerman of Londondale, OH; three grandchildren
Toby Wayne Hatfield, Brittany Paige Hagerman and Lakin Chantel Hagerman; special niece who was like
her daughter Dee Dee Vance of Beartown; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday October 15th at the Mile Branch Community Church, Mile Branch, WV
with Bro. Billy Ward officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Tom Sparks Cemetery, Bradshaw, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-8 PM on Monday October 14th at the church. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Joshua Vaughn Hatfield, 45, of  Clear Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday October 12th,
2019 at his home following a long illness. He was born on February 21, 1974 in Welch, WV a son of Gary
Hatfield of Coal Mountain and Glenda Cline Morgan of Oceana. Josh's hobby was erecting model cars. In
addition to his parents survivors  include his loving wife of ten and half years Sabrina Renea White
Hatfield; three loving sons Malachi White of Huff Creek, Harley Cage Hatfield and Chance Thomas Hatfield
of the home; two brothers Nick and Melissa Hatfield of Oceana and Gary Lee and Tammy Sparks of Coal
Mountain; a sister Ashley and Harry Toler of Bolt; his step mother Cathy Sparks Hatfield of Coal Mountain;
father and mother-in-law Rev. Tommy "Pa" and Pauline "Ma" White of Huff Creek and Mary Ellen Arthur
of Buffalo Creek; three nephews, a niece and many loving uncles and aunts; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday October 16th at the Apostolic
House of Faith, Simon, WV with Bro. Gary Toler and Bro. Tommy White officiating. He will be laid to rest
in the White Family Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6 PM on Tuesday
October 15th at the church. Family and very close friends will serve as pallbearers.    The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Mamous Delores Greer Lane, 69, of  Glen Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord Sunday October 13, 2019
at her home. She was born on September 21, 1950 in Glen Rogers, WV a daughter of the late Oren and
Lorena Elswick Greer. Delores worked at several places including Speed Way and Twin Falls State Park. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers Phillip and William; and three sisters
Wrena, Freda and Rose. Survivors include her loving husband of 12 years Cecil H. Lane; two daughters
Debbie (Michael) and Sherry (Ray); four sons David, Jeff (Pam), Chris (Melissa), Terry and Allen "Shorty"
(Leahann); a sister Dora; thirteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Friday October 18th at the Pine Grove Missionary
Baptist Church, Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, III officiating. She will be laid to rest in Pine Grove
Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until time of services on Friday
at the church. Her sons will serve as pallbearers. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Troy Eli Shrewsberry, 27, of Amigo, WV passed away on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at Ruby Memorial
Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born on January 20, 1992 in Beckley, WV. Troy was loved by his family
and many friends. He was preceded in death by a brother Dewey Shrewsberry, Jr. Survivors include the
love of his life and wife Rebecca Lynn Welch Shrewsberry; his three children who he loved dearly, Lakelyn
Marie Shrewsberry, Eli Carson Shrewsberry, and Sylas Axel Shrewsberry; his loving father Dewey
Shrewsberry and wife Teresa; his mother Opal Whitt and companion Timmy Lusk; father and mother in
law Jay and Brenda Welch; loving siblings Jennifer Sommers, Samantha Cree, Leona Sharma, Kayla Tilley,
Chester Combs, Emery Shrewsberry, Sara Shrewsberry, Percilla Shrewsberry, Megan Whitt, Timmy
Shrewsberry, Andrew Lusk and Sandra Lusk; brothers in law Matthew and Gabbie Stowers and Joshua and
Sara Welch; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on
Wednesday October 23, 2019 at the Mountaineer Baptist Church, with Pastor Arnie McKinney officiating.
He will be laid to rest in George W. Shrewsberry Cemetery. Friends may gather with the family from 12:00
until service time on Wednesday at the church.  Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.