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Obituaries
Ronald Gene Hargis, 76, of Huntington, WV, formerly of Pineville, WV passed away on January 24, 2020. He was
born on Jume 25, 1943 in Pineville, WV a son of the late Ervin Hargis and Juanita Ferrell. In addition to his
parents he is preceded in death  preceded in death by his son Craig Hargis and a brother Jimmy Hargis. Survivors
include his daughters Melissa Hargis of Pineville and Christy McAfee of PA; his ex-wife and caretaker Debbie
Hargis of Pineville; a sister Pam Hawkins of Pineville; four grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and
friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no public services. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Nickolas Todd Noon, 20, of  Mullens, WV passed away on Thursday January 23, 2020 from injuries sustained in
an automobile accident. He was born on January 29, 1999 in Beckley, WV a son of Nina McKendree Noon Trent
of Rockview and Robert Lee Noon, Jr. of Baltimore, MD. He was a 2018 graduate of Wyoming East High School
and work at Twin Falls Resort State Park. He was preceded in death by a brother Anthony "Pete" Monk, II, his
grandfather James McKendree and cousins Dustin Monk and Aleah McKendree. In addition to his parents he is
survived by two sisters Ashley Ramsey of Welch-Pineville Road and Toni Trent of Rockview; five brothers Mark
Noon of Rockview, Keith Hatfield of Indian Creek, Dustin Trent of Cabin Creek, Christopher Trent of Saulsville
and Patrick Trent of Rockview; his step father Darrell Trent of Rockview; girl friend Ciara Smith of McDonald
Mill Creek; grandmothers Drema McKendree of Pineville and Linda Raber of Glen Burnie, MD; grandfather Bob
Noon of Cross Lanes; special aunt Becky McKendree of Indian Mills; special uncle Earl McKendree of  Pineville;
sister in law Caitlyn Davis of Black Eagle; Niece and God Daughter Allannah Monk; aunts and uncles Andrea
Martin of Cross Lanes, Patrick Noon of Charleston, Rick Noon  of FL and Jenny Noon of Charleston; and a host of
Family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday January 28, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev Earnest Francis, III officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Rhinehart
Mountain Cemetery, Mullens, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until service time at the
funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mark Noon, Dustin Trent, Christopher Trent Patrick Trent, A.J. Sturgill, Shane
Lusk, Zack Reed and Mark Lindsay. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Roger Hestel Wilson, 69, of  Oceana, WV passed away on Saturday January 25, 2020 at his home. He
was born August 23, 1950 in Iaeger, WV, a son of the late Hestel Rineer and Erma Eveline Collins
Wilson. He was a retired coal miner and a disabled US Army Veteran. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a brother David Daniel Wilson, a sister Barbara Anne O'Neal and a great
granddaughter Charlie Emma Lowe. He is survived by three daughters Anna Marie Lambert of
Madison, Cynthia Louise (Charlie) Lowe of Henlawson and Abby Lynn (Randall William) Cantrell of
Pike County, KY;  seven sisters Peggy (Donnie) Woolum of Logan County, Mary (Virgil) Williams of
Peach Creek, Patricia (Curley) Williams of Boone County, Stella (Eddie) Hager of Boone County,
Rosetta (Mike) Keith of Eubank, Jewell Lynn (John) Short of Lillydale and Joyce (Bobby) Rollyson
of Justice ; five brothers Steve (Maureen) Wilson of Buckhannon, Larry (Sherry) Wilson of
Columbus, OH, Ed (Melissa) Williams of South Point, OH, Rodney Williams of Delbarton and Chuck
(Kathie)  Stacey of Oak Hill; seven grandchildren Aaron Lambert, Jonathan Lambert, Katie Lowe,
Chelsie Lowe, Britni Lowe, Crystal Cook and Rebbecca Cantrell; ten great grandchildren Abrielle,
Aiden, Colton, Caden, Eli, Miracle, Christopher, Kobe, Delylah and Annie; and a host of family and
friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. A Memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM
on Saturday February 1, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. Military
rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Veterans  Honor Guard. Friends may gather with
the family from 4:00 PM until service time at the funeral home. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Aubrey Wallace "Bud" Chambers, 90, of  Elk Lick, WV passed away on Monday January 27, 2020 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born May 6, 1929 in Peterstown, WV, a son of the late Alcana Wilson and
Rosa Lee Howard Chambers.  He was a US Army Veteran. Through the years Bud and his family attended the
Brenton Church of God, Rose Heights Church of God in Tyler, Texas and the Clear Fork Advent Christian Church.
He was a man of faith with a strong Christian walk and loved gardening and spending time with his family and
friends. He was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and friend. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by a son Stephen Wallace Chambers, four brothers and nine sisters. He is survived by his loving
wife of sixty-nine and a half years, Genevieve Cook Chambers; two daughters Tammy (Michael) Harrell of
Pearisburg, VA and Kim (Randy) Chaffins of Acworth, GA;  a son Barry (Jackie) Chambers of Elk Lick; three sisters
Nina Mann of Bozoo, WV, Yvonne Dunford of Roanoke, VA and Rose Marie Dunford of Pearisburg, VA; four
grandchildren Carson Hooper, Matthew Hooper, Emily Harrell and Breanna (Andrew) Alfrey; one great
grandchild Aubrey Grace Alfrey; very special friends Mike Blankenship and Buck Short; and a host of other family
and friends. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday January 31, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Arbille Morgan and Rev. Eddie Bee Aliff officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV. Military rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Veterans
Honor Guard. Friends may gather with the family from 6-8 pm on Thursday January 30th at the funeral home.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Juanita Hanshaw, 67, of  Brenton, WV passed away on Wednesday January 29, 2020 Raleigh General Hospital,
Beckley, WV. She was born on May 31, 1952 in Logan County, WV the daughter of the late Silas Cleveland and
Tilla Grimmett Blankenship, Sr. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband William Eual
Hanshaw; a son Daniel Blankenship; three brothers Robert Blankenship, Jim Hatfield and Albert Hatfield.
Survivors include a daughter Jennifer Thomas of NC; a son Kevin (Jessica) Hanshaw of Indian Creek; a sister
Bessie Stover of IN; a brother Daniel Blankenship of Brenton; three grandchildren Robert and Daniel Hanshaw
and Brian Mitchell; a great grandchild Kase Blevins; and a host of other loving family and friends. 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.
Jonathan Don "J.D." Newcomb, 41, of  Fanrock, WV passed away on Wednesday January 29, 2020. He was born
on February 2, 1978 in Beckley, WV a son of  Vernon Lynn "Buckeye" Newcomb of Fanrock and the late Linda Sue
Fite Newcomb. In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by a brother Jason Ray Newcomb; his
grandparents John Vernon and Della Cook Newcomb and Don Fite; two aunts Anna Marie Newcomb and Nancy
Cook Lambert; two uncles James Fite and Leonard Rose; and cousin April Miller. In addition to his father
survivors include a daughter Marissa Dawn; a son Dillion Lee Addair Newcomb; his grandmother Claris Fite Rose;
uncles and aunts, Bob (Linda) Cook, Sharon (Harley) Morgan, Tony (Angela) Newcomb and Michelle (Scott)
Ryman; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm
on Tuesday February 4th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Rosco Miller and
Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. He will be laid to rest in Peaceful Retreat Cemetery, Fanrock, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 1 pm until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home at PO Box 249 Oceana, WV
24870. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Dora Ann Greer Bailey, 78, of  Ravencliff, WV gained her angel wings on February 1, 2020 at her home. She was
born on March 13, 1941 in Saxton, WV a daughter of the late Oren and Lorena Elswick Greer. Dora was a loving
mother and grandmother to all. and the last surviving member of her family. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by her husband Carlos Pip Bailey; two daughters Betty and Teresa; four sons Carlos Jr., Mike,
Anthony and Frankie; six sisters Delores, Fredia, Viller, Wrene, Rose and Martha; two brothers Phillip and Billy.
Those left to cherish her are two daughters Tammy Sizemore of Ravencliff and Betsy Sizemore of Glen Rogers;
two sons Timmy (Donna) Bailey and Kevin (Cathy) all of Ravencliff; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren;
and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday February 7th 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 12 pm until time of services
on Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be Terry Kevin, Matt, Scott, Jake, Greg, Chris and David.  The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Franklin Farris Walls, 63, of  Turkey Creek, WV passed away on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at CAMC Memorial
Hospital, Charleston, WV. He was born on August 22, 1956 in Welch, WV a son of the late Guy and Lillian Griffith
Walls. Franklin is a member of the UMWA and of the Baptist Faith. He was the last surviving member of his
family.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings Leon "Pee Wee", Patricia, Arlene, Alice,
Arnold, Linda and Barbara. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years Debra Rife Walls; a daughter Amanda
(Casey) Morgan of Elk Lick; a grandson Jameson Morgan of Elk Lick; and a host of other loving family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 5 pm on Sunday February 16th at the Old Pathway Church, Ikes Fork, WV with
Pastor James Cline officiating. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Joe Dempsey, Jr., 72, of  Sunhill, WV passed away on Sunday February 16, 2020 at Pine Lodge, Beckley, WV. He
was born on September 14, 1947 in Cyclone, WV a son of the late Joe Dempsey and Athalene Maynard Dempsey
Rumsburg. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Gladys Browning; two brothers Coon and
Enich Dempsey; and a granddaughter Lana Paige Dempsey. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years Barbara
Sharon Green Dempsey; five sons Jody, John, Terry, Jerry and Christopher Dempsey all of Sunhill; three
grandchildren Kaleb, Brison and Aria Dempsey; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
be held at 1 pm on Friday February 21st in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev.
Jonathan Blankenship officiating. He will be laid to rest in Dempsey Family Cemetery, Sunhill, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 12 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.
Naomi Lee (Powers) Halsey, 88, of Clover, SC, formerly of Glen Fork, went to be with the Lord February 13,
2020. She was born September 11, 1931, at Glen Fork , WV.  Mrs. Halsey was a wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of Glen Fork Baptist Temple for 60 years. She was employed
by the Wyoming County Board of Education for 14 years as a bus driver. She enjoyed serving families, students,
and camaraderie with administrators and coworkers.  Mrs. Halsey was preceded in death by her parents:
Howard and Viola (Powers) Sigmon; her husband of 63 years, Clifford Halsey; and a sister, Sylvia Geraldine
Price.  Her family includes four children: Dr. Larry Halsey (Mary) of Beckley; Timothy Halsey (Andrea) of Clover,
SC; Aaron Halsey (Emma) of Clover, SC; Lynne Halsey (companion Jason Lowery) of Clover, SC; five
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother, Elwood Powers of Soddy Daisy, TN; sisters Patsy
Hartenstein of Bradley and Marjorie Shumate of Glen Fork. A celebration of Mrs. Halsey's life will be held at
1:00 PM on Thursday February 20, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV, with Dr.
Larry Halsey officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from 12:00 until service time at the funeral home on Thursday. Pallbearers will be family and
friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Shelby Ann Haga Stapleton, 71, of Matheny, WV was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus and her eternal
Heavenly home on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at her home following a long illness. She was born on December 5,
1948 in Oceana, WV a daughter of the late Archie and Effie Pennington Haga. She was a wonderful Christian and
of the Pentecostal faith. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved her church, but due to illness she
couldn't attend often. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two sisters Juanita Morgan and Ellen
Tiller; a brother Bruce Haga; and two infant brothers Mitchell and Wayne Haga. Those left to cherish her memory
are her loving husband of 52 years Doug Stapleton; her children Doug (Debbie) Stapleton, Jr. of Matheny, Angie
Riddles of Oceana, Heath (Candi) Stapleton of Forrest Hill; seven grandchildren Megan, Katy, Carrie, Gabe, Emily,
Blake, Piper; five great grandchildren Lila, Sam, Aubrey, Michael and Penny; five sisters Betty (Kenneth)
Sizemore, Eva (James) Lucus, Becky (Bennie) Stepp, Jenny (William) Lafferty and Annette (Kenny) Grimmett; a
brother Franklin Lewis (Gladys) Haga; a brother-in-law Darrell (Magel) Stapleton; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday February 24th at the Pentecostal Church of
Rockview with Pastor Jason Perdue and Assistant Pastor Karen Jackson officiating. She will be laid to rest in
Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8 pm on Sunday February
23rd at the church. Pallbearers will be Heath Stapleton, Kenny Grimmett, Bennie Stepp, Mark Stepp, Luke Stepp
and Colen Stapleton. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Cataline Bobbie Perry, 82, of Cyclone, WV took her journey home surrounded by family on February 17, 2020
following a 14 month battle with cancer. Born June 13, 1937 in Sunhill, WV the daughter of the late Garland
"Bud"  and Stella Brinegar Carter. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 59
years Billy Ray  Perry; a son Wilfred Wesley Perry; four brothers Roy, Buddy, Roger, and Bill Carter; a sister Helen
Workman; and father-in-law Hayes Perry. Bobbie was a homemaker that devoted her life to her church, family ,
and her community. She was a member of Cyclone Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years. She taught the
toddlers in Sunday School, sang in the choir, taught Vacation Bible School, was President of Ladies Aide and
Church custodian. Bobbie was in charge of Food Baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, she always made sure
that each Veteran received both Valentines and Christmas cards, directed many church plays. One of her favorite
accomplishments was earning the title of Miss Bobbie" from her Sunday School children. Her hobbies include
working in her flower garden and fishing at Smith Mountain Lake. Those left to cherish her memory are her five
daughters Gloria Brinkley of Cyclone, Karen (Pat) Browning of Cooks Addition, Erma (Tim) Mutters of Oceana,
Teresa (Timmy) Justice of Davin, Jennifer Mathis of Dunbar; one son Brian (Robin) Perry of Accoville; twelve
grandchildren Patrick Browning, Tessa Brinkley, Stephanie Florence, Joshua Mutters, Christin Young, Timothy
Mutters, T. J. Justice, Kelsey Hurley, Trey Mathis, Joshua Perry, Andrew Backus and T. J.  Hoosier; great
grandchildren Coleton Browning, Keelyn Osborne, Savannah Goodwin, Bristol and Kyndall Florence, Luxley and
Zeke Mutters and Kalyn Diegert; her mother-in-law Rosie Perry; two brothers Eddie (Wanda) Carter and Danny
(Darlene) Carter all of Glen Fork; three sisters Carol (Gordon) Mudgett of Moab, UT, Janice (Everette) Jesse of
Bud, Dorothy Brooks of Beckley; sister-in-laws Mary Carter, Mary Canterbury, Sherry Spaulding, Judy Walls,
Darlene Perry, and Betty Miller; one brother-in-law James Perry; aunt Mary Brinegar; a special friend of 31 years
Cathy Dameron; along with a host of other friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday
February 23rd at the Cyclone Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Pastor Stephen Walls, Brian Perry and
Patrick Browning officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 5-8 pm on Saturday February 22nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco.
William Homer Meeks, 90, of Matheny, WV passed away on Friday February 21, 2020 at his home. He was born on
May 12, 1929 in Prestonsburg, KY a son of the late John Wesley and Anna Mae Slone Meeks. In addition to his
parents he is preceded in death by a grandson Wesley Meeks; a granddaughter Raychael Thacker; a sister Julia
Boyd; and two brothers Martin and Johnnie Meeks. Survivors include three daughters Debbie Counts, Tyann
Thacker and Tammy (Allan) McMillion; a son Greg Meeks; a sister Betty Tipton; six grandchildren; nine great
grandchildren; special nephew Barry Steffey; his river friends; and 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
Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Wayne Curtis Manuel, 76, of Branford, Fl formerly, of War Eagle, WV passed away on Tuesday February 18, 2020
at his home. He was born on June 22, 1943 in War Eagle, WV a son of the late George Roscoe and Vernie Smith
Manuel. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two grandchildren Kevin Compton and Casey
Birchfield; a daughter Wanda Stanley; a sister Delorice Cline; and two brothers John and Woodrow Manuel.
Survivors include his children Delina (Ronald) Cline of Ballard, Linda (Ray) Bailey of Isaban, Dwayne Compton of
Isaban, Anita (Danny) Birchfield of Isaban, Deborah Roberts of Logan, Mark "Mike" Manuel of Gary, Judy (Troy)
Bailey of Panther and Holly (Benji) Rasnick of Panther; three sisters Clarice Walls, Tina Kuhn and Millie
Goodman; two brothers Ralph Manuel and Frank Manuel; twenty-six grandchildren; thirty-four great
grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
be held at 1 pm on Wednesday February 26th at the Isaban Church of God, Isaban, WV with Pastor Jeremy
Compton officiating. He will be laid to rest in Bailey Family Cemetery, Long Pole, WV. Friends may gather with
the family after 6 pm on Tuesday February 25th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family
is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Darlene Lane Stacy, 60, of Brenton, WV passed away on Friday February 21, 2020 in Ruby Memorial Hospital,
Morgantown, WV. She was born on November 3, 1959 in Roanoke, VA a daughter of the late Lee and Credith
Justus Lane. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Lathey James Stacy; a son Brian
Stacy; three brothers Eddie Roger and Dean Lane; and a sister Christine Milam. Survivors include a daughter
Rebecca Stacy (Matthew Brooks) of Brenton; four sons Roger (Wakenda) Lane of Brenton, Gregory Stacy of
Brenton, Cody (Holly) Stacy of Lodi, OH and Jonathan Stacy of Lodi, OH; three sisters Wonnie Lane of
Kopperston, Thelma Stacy of Hurley, VA and Nadean Hurley of Pineville; two brothers Harold Lane of
Kopperston and Bill Lane of Brenton; her fiance' James Malone, Sr.; seven grandchildren and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday February 25, 2020 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lane
Family Cemetery, Double Camp, WV. Friends may gather with the family 11 am until time of services on Tuesday
at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco.
    
Dorothy Hattie Elizabeth Lafferty, 85, of McGraws, WV passed away peacefully on Sunday February 23, 2020 at
her home. She was born on December 28, 1934 in Ravencliff, WV a daughter of the late Hurley and Delphia Short
Shumate. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband's Paul Moses Duncan and John Lewis
Lafferty; a daughter Dvon Duncan; a brother Daniel Shumate; and sisters Delores Edwards and Doris Tolliver; and
son-in-law Kevin Stambaugh. Survivors include her daughters Donna Lafferty, Evelyn Stambaugh; three sons Ken
(Gail) Duncan, Brett (Shannan) Duncan and John (Linda) Lafferty; she was blessed with thirteen grandchildren
Beth Duncan, Roy Duncan, Tiffany Duncan, Joshua Fullam, Amanda Fulk, Jordan Fullam, Destiny Massey, Blayne
Hill, Jared Fullam, Chelsea Duncan, Hannah Stambaugh, Andrew Stambaugh and Julia Lafferty; twelve great
grandchildren; two sisters Evelyn Wills and Mae Nolley; a brother David Shumate; and a host of nieces, nephews
and other loving family and friends. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 1 pm on Friday February 28th at
the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Ravencliff, WV with Ann Hill and David Shumate officiating. She will
be laid to rest in Lafferty Family Cemetery, McGraws, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm 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.
David Forest Stewart, 70, of Oceana, WV passed away on Sunday February 23, 2020 at his home. He was born on
February 20, 1950 in Jesse, WV a son of the late Joseph Forest and Sadie Stewart. David is a member of the
Matheny United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Director and a
member of the Financial Board. He is a member of the UMWA Local Union 1503 and worked at Harris Mines for
30 years. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his in-laws Fred and Zella Gunnoe; and sister and
brother-in-law Lola and Ed Stewart. Survivors include his loving wife Joselene Gunnoe Stewart; children
Anthony "Tony"   Stewart  and wife Michelle of Panther, Carrie Jenkins of Charlotte, NC and Amy Waddell of Mt.
Holly, NC; grandchildren Tyler Stewart of the home, Paul Duty of Charlotte, NC, Jonah Stewart of Gastonia, NC
and Glen Stewart of Panther; brothers Ash P. Stewart, Earl Stewart and wife Alice, Windell Stewart and wife
Brenda  and Dale  Stewart and wife Teresa all of Matheny; sisters Linda Counts and husband Jack of Matheny,
Louise Stewart and husband Calvin of Matheny, Lakie Bailey and husband Bernard all of Oceana and Rhonda
Lynn Stewart and husband Sam of Matheny; 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.
Vaunda Pearl Lusk Boothe, 90, of Cyclone, WV departed this life on February 23, 2020 following a short illness at
Logan Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on May 26, 1929 in Cyclone, WV a
daughter of the late Dee and Addie Mae Lusk. She is a member of the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.
Vaunda was one of the oldest residents of Cyclone, living her entire life in Bear Spring Hollow. She lived a simple
country life on her small farm where she loved caring for her livestock, raising bountiful gardens, and beautiful
flower beds. Vaunda was a classy lady who always took pride in her appearance. She thought no outfit was
complete without lipstick and pearls. She found happiness in preparing Sunday dinners, peeling apples and
stringing beans. Vaunda was well known for her delicious homemade maple and apple butter stack cakes. In
addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years Rev. Joseph Boothe; a son
Ronnie Joe Boothe; two grandsons Ronnie Joe Boothe, II and Lawrence Lee Boothe; four granddaughters Vaunda
Opal Harvey, Rena Chapman, Delana Boothe and Melanie Boothe; three brothers Troy, Lane, and Marvin; five
sisters Oma Brown, Athlene Brown, Audra Johnson, Elma Wallace and Lake Perry; her lifelong best friend Gretcha
Brown. Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter Donna Harvey of Tennessee; four sons Lonnie
(Margie) Boothe, Gary Boothe, Willie (Rhonda) Boothe, and Scottie (Delinda) Boothe all of Cyclone; nine
grandchildren John (Vicki) Harvey, David (Melissa) Harvey, Kathy Harvey, Ronnie Boothe, Henry (Crystal) Lusk,
Savannah (Christopher) Blankenship, Lavaunda (Coby) Toler, Sarah Boothe, and Samuel Boothe; nineteen great
grandchildren; a host of great great grandchildren; a sister Margie Gish of Clearwater, FL; her special family from
Delaware Renee "Loulee" McGee and her companion Robert "Honeybun" Fritz, Kimberly Grace and her son Jesse,
David (Donna) Wallace, and Sharee Coleman, and her three loyal pets Coco, Katie, and Miss Priss; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday February 27, 2020 at the Bright
Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Rev. Jackie Lusk officiating. She will be laid to rest at her
home place, Boothe Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of services
on Thursday at the church. Pallbearers will be Robert Fritz, Coby Toler, Christopher Blankenship, Greg Hatfield,
Henry Lusk, Chuckie Bailey, Cody Toler and David Wallace. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco.
Raevena "Rosalie" Jackson Beverly, 82, of Pineville, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February
25, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on March 19, 1937 in Fanrock, WV a daughter of
the late Urchel and Burley Barrett Jackson. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband
Gerald Beverly; a daughter Violet Okoll; two sisters Barbara "Bobbie" Barnette and Lela Lester; a niece Anne
Mitchell; son-in-law Aleks Okoll; and brother-in-law Harold Barnette. Survivors include a daughter Angela Hall
of MI; two sons Steve  (Becky) Beverly of MI and Glenn (Leety) Beverly of WV; a sister Kathy (David) Belcher of
WV; two brothers Donald (Barbara) Jackson of WV and Bernie (Pam) Jackson of VA; fourteen grandchildren;
nineteen great grandchildren; a special niece who was like a daughter Tereasa West; and a host of nieces,
nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday February 29th in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ronald Lester and Rev. Gary Walker
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 11 am until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be her grandsons Brian,
Jason, Brad, Adam, Joshua, Jared, Matthew, Blain, and Tyler. Honorary pallbearers will be Braeden, Joey, Jeff,
Mike, David, and Harold Jr. Special thanks to Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation and Bowers Hospice House.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Randy Jay Toler, 51, of North Spring, WV passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020. He was born on March
22, 1968 in Mullens, WV a son of Ivory Brown Toler of Coal Mountain and the late Odell Toler. Randy was
employed by Coal Mountain Energy. In addition to his mother survivors include his loving wife of seven years
Penny Collins Toler; two sons Garrett (Mandi) Toler of Pounding Mills, VA and Jonas Toler of North Spring; a
step daughter Sarah Wallace of North Spring; a step son Henry Wallace of North Spring; four sisters Debbie
(Dave) Dugger of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Della (Allan) Harris of Coal Mountain, Katie (Keith) Hatfield of Coal
Mountain and April (Andrew) Lemons of Alderson; six brothers Hank (Diane) Toler, Ernest Toler, Darren
(Cynthia) Toler, Michael (Aleta) Toler and Scotty (Priscilla) Toler all of Coal Mountain and Brian (Sabrina
Morgan) Toler of Oceana; seventeen nieces and nephews; twenty-six  great nieces and nephews; one great great
nephew; and a host of work brothers, and other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2
pm on Saturday February 29, 2020 at the Justice Tabernacle, Justice, WV with Rev. Glen Hatfield officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of services on Saturday at the church. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
James Roland Osborne, 82, of Davin, WV went home to be with the Lord while in the arms of his loving wife and
surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV.
He was born on April 15, 1937 in Lorado, WV a son of the late James R. and Leola M. Brown Osborne. James is a
member of the UMWA. He loved sitting on the porch reading the newspaper and drinking his coffee. He loved
his dog Mojo. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters Edna Mae Elswick and Melva
Osborne; and three brothers Jimmy Osborne, Jessie Osborne and Larry Osborne. Survivors include his loving wife
of almost 59 years Inis DeLong Osborne; four daughters Cathy Lynn Lyall of Davin, Sue (Pat) Rader of Cross
Lanes, Jessica (Bobby) Hicks of Davin and Jennifer Lynette Osborne of Davin; six grandchildren Rebekah
Bartram, J. D. Vest, Christy Vest, Carrie Jo Rader, Allison Hicks and Blake Hicks; five great grandchildren
Mackenzie Bartram, Jacob Bartram, Cathrynn Vest, Madison Mullins and Conner Mullins; a brother Oza Osborne
of Cleveland, OH; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday
March 2, 2020 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Garland Cook officiating. He
will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm
until time of services on Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bobby Hicks, Jamie Hicks, Pat Rader,
Linzy Collins, Eric McComas and Roy Lamb. Special thanks to Trinity Healthcare for their loving care. The family
is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Earl Osborne, 62, of Glen Daniel, WV passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at his home with family by
his side. He was born on July 31, 1957 in Lorado, WV the son of the late Willard and Dulcie White Osborne. Earl
was a lifelong timber cutter traveling around the world cutting timber. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors
working in the garden, and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by
four brothers Michael Osborne, Sherman Osborne, Freddie Osborne and Charlie Osborne; two sisters Sissy
Osborne and Sadie Gibson; and a daughter Marsha Riley. Survivors include his wife Freda Gibson Osborne; four
daughters Crystal Riley of Man, Jennifer (Eddie Ray) Lilly of Glen Daniel, Dulcie Gibson of Beckley and Crystal
(Jason) Tolliver of Glen Daniel; two step daughters Melissa Kelly of Beckley and Amber Sexton of Parkersburg;
two sisters Joann (Rodney) Gibson of Lundale and Pearl (Donald) Toler of Mt. Gay; two brothers Jimmy (Janice)
Osborne of Kopperston and Kenny Osborne of Ritchie County; eight grandchildren Thomas Riley, James Ellis,
Donovan Riley, Courtney Gilkerson, Jayleigh Riley, Ayden Tolliver, Addison Blevins and Daisy Tolliver; eight
great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on
Tuesday March 3rd at the Glen Daniel Worship Center, Glen Daniel, WV with Pastor Jerry Cantley officiating. He
will be laid to rest in Osborne Cemetery, Glen Daniel, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6 pm on
Monday March 2nd at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. A special thank you to the Glen Daniel
Worship Center. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Marvin Lee Toler, 69, of Elkin, NC, passed away on February 25, 2020 surrounded by his family following a long
illness. He was born on March 1, 1950 in Sunhill, WV a son of the late Harold and Marie Cline Toler. In addition to
his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Juney Toler. He is survived by his wife Cindy Toler; his only son
Frankie Bailey of NC; four daughters Rhonda (Todd) Rakes of NC, Frauline (Bryan) Wolfe of Morgantown, Ella
Mae (Tommy) Blankenship of Oceana and Rosie Toler of Beckley; thirteen grandchildren; two brothers Terry and
Justin Toler of Sunhill; a sister Cathy Toler of Beckley; and a host of other loving family and friends. Graveside
service will be held at 2 pm on Monday March 2, 2020 at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Ella Beulah Combs Stiles, 86, of Ridgeway, VA passed away on Saturday February 29, 2020 at the Blue Ridge
Therapy Connection, Stuart, VA. She was born on November 20, 1933 in Raleigh County, WV a daughter of the
late Perry and Cresa Webb Combs. She attended the Light House Tabernacle of Ridgeway, VA. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years Gene Stiles; two brothers Lawrence and
Leonard Combs; and a sister Myrtle McMillion. Survivors include a daughter Serena Frazier and her husband
Chuck of Ridgeway, VA; two granddaughters Danielle Frazier and Krista Frazier; two great grandchildren Jaylen
Frazier and Brenden Penn; two brothers Jack Combs and his wife Brenda of Beckley and John Combs of Glen
Daniel; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday March 5th
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Chuck Frazier and Rev. Sam Francis
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 12 pm until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Linda Anne Cline Keene, 53, of Panther, WV passed away on Friday February 28, 2020 at Welch Community
Hospital, Welch, WV. She was born on April 17, 1966 in Isaban, WV a daughter of the late James Bandy "J. B."
and Helen McCoy Cline. Linda is of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two
sisters Irene Steele and Della Mae Cline; and a brother Earl Cline. Survivors include her loving husband of 32 years
Verner Dean "Deano" Keene; three daughters Tonya (Shawn) Dehne, Jessica (Miguel) Espinosa and Shelby Keene;
four sisters Dorothy Hylton, Patricia "Trish" Cline, JoAnne Browning and Kristi Mullins; a brother Everett
(Trenna) McCoy; two brother-in-laws Quincy Steele and Junior Browning; special uncle Dall McCoy; six
grandchildren Chelsey Espinosa, Marissa Espinosa, Jacqueline Espinosa, Adrian Dehne, Kayleigh Cristobal and
Adalyn Dehne; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held 12 pm on Friday March
6th at the Little Zion Old Regular Baptist Church at Greenbrier, Panther, WV with Bro. Rusty Mullins officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Steele Family Cemetery, Panther, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6 pm on
Wednesday March 4th and Thursday March 5th where services will be conducted at 7 pm each evening by the
elders of the old regular Baptist church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Deborah Lynn Manuel Roberts, 53, of Holden, WV passed away on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at the Dawn View
Center, Fort Ashby, WV. She was born on August 14, 1966 in Williamson, WV a daughter of Delina Compton
Manuel of Long Pole and the late Wayne Curtis Manuael. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a
sister Wanda Stanley. Survivors include three children; five grandchildren; her siblings Delina (Ronald) Cline of
Ballard, Linda (Ray) Bailey of Isaban, Dwayne Compton of Isaban, Anita (Danny) Birchfield of Isaban, Mark
"Mike" Manuel of Gary, Judy (Troy) Bailey of Panther and Holly (Benji) Rasnick of Panther; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Saturday March 7th at the Isaban Church of
God, Isaban, WV with Pastor Jeremy Compton officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bailey Family Cemetery, Long
Pole, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-10 pm on Friday March 6th at the church. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Franklin Dean Rollins, 85, of Oceana, born March 6, 1935 in Cyclone, WV gained his angel wings 85 years later on
his birthday March 6, 2020 at Harper Mills, Beckley, WV following a long illness. Dean was a butcher for Island
Creek Store in Oceana, also Island Creek Store / Gas Station in Oceana. Electrician at Kopperston #1 and #2 mines
for thirty five years and two years at Lightfoot Mines. After retiring from the mines he become Mr. Fix it for the
community. Dean was the Valedictorian of the Oceana High School Class of 1952 and attended the Delilah
Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents Bud and Elle Burgess Rollins; a brother Alvin (Faye)
Rollins, two sisters Atla (Ken) Brown and Opal (Leonard) Lusk; and a grandson in law Mike Dingess. Survivors
include two daughters Melanie (Kenny) Aliff of and Angie (Gary) Philpot all of Oceana; grandchildren Jason
(Lenette) Philpot , Ashley  Philpot Dingess and Kevin Steele; great grandchildren Hayden Kamits, Hunter Philpot,
Brock Kamits, Khloee Dingess, and Seth Steele;  and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday March 10th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Pastor Ron Acord and Rev. James Walker officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Jerlene Rife Maynard, 90, of Pineville, WV passed away on Saturday March 7, 2020 at Logan Regional Medical
Center, Logan, WV. She was born on January 25, 1930 in Slate Creek, VA a daughter of the late Reece and Myrtle
Mullins Rife. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Albert Lee Maynard, Sr.; a
grandson Roger Lee Browning, Jr.; two sisters Claudette Cook and Florence Rowe; and a brother Clarence Rife.
Survivors include five daughters Virginia Wilma Lea (Jim) Beaman of Bartley, Judith Lynn (Roger) Browning of
Pineville, Patsy (Rick) Browning of Verner, Bonita (Larry) Hopson of Shannon Mill Creek and Claudette (Morris)
Blankenship of Willowton; a son Albert Lee (Teresa) Maynard, Jr.; nine grandchildren; thirteen great
grandchildren; fifteen great great grandcildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday March 11th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Roger Browning, Rev. Bill Cantrell and Bro. Wayne Bailey officiating. She will be laid to rest in Leatherwood
Memorial Cemetery, Justice, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8 pm on Tuesday march 10th at the
funeral home. Her family will serve as pallbearers. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco.
Onnie Joe Hanshaw, 58, of Beckley, WV passed away on Friday March 6, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley,
WV.  He was born on June 13, 1961 in Logan, WV a son of the late Eula Bud and Allie Mae Hatfield Hanshaw. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers Terry Lee and Wilburn Hanshaw. Survivors
include three sisters Mary Cecil of Beckley, Vonnie Mae Collins of Sunhill and Deannia Ann (Earl) Reed of Glover;
two brothers John (Gloria) Hanshaw of Skin Fork and Bud Hanshaw, Jr. of Brenton; niece and caretaker and who
he made his home with Rosinna Toler; two nieces Allie Mae (Tommy) Blankenship and Frauline Michell (Bryan)
Wolfe; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday March 13th in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with  Rev. Roy Lee Blankenship officiating. He will be
laid to rest in Hatfield Cemetery, Coal Mountain, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 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.
William Dink Osborne, Jr., 55, of Cyclone, WV formerly of Clear Fork passed away on Sunday March 8, 2020 at his
home, where he resided with his sister Cindy Nelson, following a sudden illness. He was born on November 27,
1964 a son of Olivia Jewel Adkins of Oceana and the late William Dink Osborne. He was employed by MIS Security
for many years. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandparents; his wife Carol Sue Osborne;
his fiancé Diane Belcher; and a niece Jessica Dawn Osborne. In addition to his mother, survivors include his step
son  Adam Mullins; step daughter Kari Belcher and husband Derrick of Welch-Pineville Road; step grandchildren
Drake and Alexander Belcher; two sisters Sarah Blankenship and husband Leroy of Clear Fork and Cindy Nelson of
Cyclone; two nephews Joe Osborne Jr. of Paintsville, WV and Christopher Nelson of Pineville; two nieces Kelly
Lester and family and Kayla Dunford and family of Clear Fork; close friends Wesley and Pam Rakes of Clear Fork,
Howard and Connie Osborne of Cyclone and Trevor and Beth Miller of Clear Fork; a host of great nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday
March 12th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. David Johnson officiating. He
will be laid to rest in Bragg Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of
services on Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Irvin William Powell, 63, of Horse Creek Panther, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 11,
2020 at CAMC, Charleston, WV.  He was born on May 26, 1956 in Welch, WV a son of the late Daniel D. L. and
Birdie Marie Kennedy Powell. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers Hobart Powell,
Vincil Powell and Carvin Dale Powell; his son Curtis Powell. Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years
Imogene Steele Powell; two daughters Martha (Tracy) Collier of Panther and Judy (Jimmy) Wolford of Iaeger;
nine grandchildren Kendra Powell, Billy B. J. Honaker, Curtis Powell, Stephanie Honaker, Jasmine Wolford, John
Powell, Shane Powell, Chloe Collier and Troy Collier; brothers and sisters Dallas (Della) Powell of Princeton,
Georgia (Orvil) Steele of Panther and Debbie Short of Princeton; special best friend James Richie of Horse Creek
Panther; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday March
17th at the Panther Missionary Baptist Church, Panther, WV with Rev. Charlie Rose and Bro. Freddie Dawson
officiating. He will be laid to rest in the D. L. Powell Cemetery, Coon Branch, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6 pm on Monday March 16th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Marie Eleanor Tuczynski Olafson, 68, of Clear Fork, WV passed away on Sunday March 15, 2020 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on November 26, 1951 in Elyria, OH a daughter of the late Steve E. and
Dorothy Alice Joppeck Tuczynski. Marie was an employee of the Wyoming County Board of Education as a teacher
at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School. Marie attended Buckeye High School and graduated in 1970. She
was known as one of the “smartest girls in Litchfield” and was an active member of many clubs in high school
including band, choir, Latin Club treasurer, Future Teachers of America, Y-Teens, French Club, Girls Glee treasurer
and accompanist, and National Honor Society. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and received her
BA in Music Education in 1974. She later attended Stetson University in Deland, Florida and received a MA in
Education. She had certifications in Math and English and taught music for many years as well as elementary
children and was a Math and Reading Specialist in the Title 1 program. She excelled in all of her educational
endeavors. She spent a year doing her student teaching at an American Air Force base in Greece and began her
teaching career afterwards in Ohio. She later moved to Florida and began teaching at the Lake County Christian
School in Leesburg, Florida in 1978. She taught all subjects to the 4th grade class until 1989 when she moved to
West Virginia. She first taught at the Coal Mountain Grade School and later Baileysville Elementary and Middle
School until 1999 when she moved to Ephrata, WA and married Reuben on July 31, 1999. She taught part-time at
the Soap Lake Elementary School until 2002 when she returned to West Virginia to continue her teaching career.
She taught hundreds of students over her 33+ years of teaching. She was a beloved teacher of many students and
went above and beyond to create an engaging, fun, and memorable learning experience for her students. She
often would collect little gifts or momentos from wherever she traveled and would bring them back to create a
fun lesson for her students. She collected shells for all her students when she visited Hawaii—her students were
always the blessed recipients of her thoughtful gifts. The most important aspect of Marie’s life was her faith. She
was a faithful servant of the Lord and was known for her generosity in giving of her time and resources to serve
the church. She always donated to those in need even if she did not have an abundance herself. She trusted God
to provide for her needs. She was a faithful witness to many and shared her love for the Lord with all who knew
her. Her Christian life was the bond that connected her to many beloved friends and she nurtured relationships
with friends from all over the world. Marie loved learning and always made time to increase her knowledge. She
loved learning about her family history and connected to many people she met through ancestry discovery
websites and sought to learn more about her family origins. She had many hobbies and was a talented
seamstress. She made many Halloween costumes for Karen as well as a few prom dresses. She even sewed her
own wedding dress for her marriage to Reuben! She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Her hand was always busy
creating something wonderful. She also enjoyed watching movies and could never pass up a good love story. In
addition to her formal education, she was a great reader and believed in the value of libraries to educate the
world. She opened the first library in Coal Mountain, WV in a small renovated Train Caboose car—no small task
for her, but a great success. Marie was a talented musician—she sang and played the organ, piano, flute,
mandolin, and guitar (which she learned how to play left-handed). She grew up in the Catholic church and played
a large pipe organ for mass—sometimes three times on a Sunday. She often played the piano and sang at
whatever church she attended and developed her own comping style when playing hymns that added a dynamic
effect to the typical bar chords of that genre. She enjoyed playing with her friends in Florida and often got
together with them for some Bluegrass and Gospel jam sessions. She gave piano lessons to many children,
sometimes even exchanging piano lessons for handyman help while she was still single. She enjoyed traveling
and often made summer trips to visit her friends and family in Florida,  Ohio, and Massachusetts. She and Reuben
traveled all over the United States and together visited 49 states. She’d hoped to see Alaska but didn’t get a
chance to visit. She was always up for an adventure, even when she started developing some physical ailments.
She loved to go to the beach in Florida, visit parks and museums, and was up for trying new things. She and
Reuben enjoyed visiting several Native American reservations on their travels and she always collected supplies
to donate when they visited. She was also the beloved mother of her daughter, Karen. Marie raised Karen as a
single divorced parent for most of Karen’s childhood. While a difficult task for any single parent, Marie poured all
that she had into her daughter’s life and her daughter was the joy of her life. She passed along to her daughter
many of her talents including her love of music—Marie first taught her daughter to play the piano and sing and
nurtured that interest in her—as well as interest in sewing, crafting, and many other arts. Marie also was her
daughter’s first teacher and passed along her love of reading and education, teaching her daughter to read from a
very early age. She was a wonderful woman, known by many, and led a full life, even while she was taken from
her loved ones far too soon. She will be greatly missed.  Survivors include her loving husband of 20 years Robert
Dale Olafson; a daughter Karen Baird and husband Benjamin of Ayer, MA; two brothers Edward Anthony
Tuczynski of Minneapolis, MN and John Eugene Tuczynski of Elyria, OH; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday March 18th at the Oceana First Baptist Church,
Oceana, WV with Pastor Jerry Cook officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 5 pm until time of
services on Wednesday at the church. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated following the service.
Language in lieu of flowers. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Oliver Leo Maynard, 73, of Jesse, WV passed away on Monday March 16, 2020 at Appalachian Regional Hospital,
Beckley, WV. He was born on February 26, 1947 in Kopperston, WV a son of the late Oliver and Stella Nichols
Maynard. Leo attended the New Richmond Chapel and is a Free Mason.  In addition to her parents he is preceded
in death by wife Dallas Augusta Maynard; a daughter and son-in-law Edith and Lonnie Lusk; and a grandson Terry
Wayne Daniels. Those left to cherish his memory include his children Frankie and Mary Canterbury, Susan and
Greg Sluss, Michael and Susie Canterbury and Lynn and Terry Daniels; special nephew Scott and Stacy Orman Rye;
his grandchildren Angie and Jeff Dunigon, Chris Canterbury, Jeremy and Kiera Daniels, Rebecca and Matt Adams,
Carrie and James Avis, Sunny and Ben Cook, Matt (Nicki Daniels) Sluss, Sasja (Randy Clay) Canterbury, Sandra
and Mack Cannada and Ricky Lusk; his great grandchildren Corey and Carli Davis, Casey and Cheyanne Davis,
Chloe Davis, Angel, Celia Good and Legacy Spurlock, Kayden Avis, Jackson Moore, Reese Adams, Carolyn Daniels,
Rebecca Daniels and Hudson Cook, Cole Canterbury, Dylan Canterbury and Eli Clay; a sister Sandra and Harold
Trent; brothers Dalley and Pam Maynard and Johnny and Yvonne "Tabby" Maynard; and a host of other nieces,
nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday March 20th in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Dalley Maynard, Rev. Jack Meadows and Rev.
Ron Harvey  officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from 5-8 pm on Thursday March 19th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Teresa Denise Staton, 61, of Matheny, WV passed away on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at her home. She was born on
July 20, 1958 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late Dorothy Imogene Osborne. Teresa is a member of the
Matheny Church of God and the Women's Ladies Auxiliary Sister Friends. She worked for Wyoming County
Nursing and Rehabilitation for 20 years. In addition to her mother she is preceded in death by a sister Debra
McCoy; and a brother-in-law James Thompson. Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years Gary Lynn
Staton; a daughter Sabrina (James) Krall of Matheny; a son Joseph Lynn (Pamela) Staton of Cyclone; two sisters
Dolly Thompson of Glen Fork and Patty (Ricky) McCoy of Kopperston; a brother Danny Williams of Beckley; eight
grandchildren Sarina, Heidi, Trevor,  Alfie, Ashley, Dawson, Kenzli and Kambri; six great grandchildren Dixie,
Jodie, Dakota, Jase, Daisy and Jorja; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
1:30 pm on Friday March 20th at the Matheny Church of God, Matheny, WV with Pastor Jerry Graham officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12:30
pm until time of services on Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be Joe Staton, James Krall, Trevor Burchfield,
Daniel Graham, John Graham and Corey Toler. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Friends In Light Of The
Coronovirus Pandemic We
Would Like To Remind
Everyone To Be Safe And Smart.

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


Thank You,
Jerry R. Stafford, LIC and The Staff  of Our Funeral Home.
Esther Kay Asbury, 66, of Pineville, WV passed away on Wednesday March 18, 2020 at her home. She was born on
November 24, 1953 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Noah F. and Omey Martin Asbury. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by a brother Steve Asbury. Survivors include a son Franklin Asbury of PA; three
sisters Linda Ashcraft of Clarksburg, Nancy Curry of Huntington and Peggy Goddard of London, KY; five brothers
Ernest Asbury of Clarksburg, Thomas Asbury of Brenton, Robert Asbury of Denver, CO, William Asbury of
Warriormine and Ronald Asbury; 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.
Terry Lee Toler, 58, of Gilbert, WV passed away on Friday March 20, 2020 at his home. He was born on August
29, 1961 in Logan, WV a son of Eugene Toler of Gilbert and the late Zola Mae Robinson Toler. In addition to his
mother he is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Gail Rogers Toler; and a brother Fonis Toler. In addition to his
father survivors include three daughters Linda Simpson and Chris Black of Gainesville, GA, Tonya Cosner and Jon
of Statesville, NC and Misty Browning of Statesville, NC; a son Terry Eugene Toler and Becky of Statesville, NC;
five sisters Wanda, Doris, Ernestine, Mary Ann and Teresa; five brothers Jackie, Denny, Gary, Teddy and Darell;
thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; special friends Preston and Mike; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Due to the CDC guidelines a private funeral service will be held  at the Riverview Freewill
Baptist Church, with Pastor Michael Browning and Rev. Jimmy Joe Grimmett officiating. He will be laid to rest
by his loving wife in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV. Pallbearers will be John Rogers, Johnnie Simpson,
Bobby Rogers, Preston Berry, Grayson Browning, Victor Arreola, R. J. Toler and Mark Toler. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Mary Lou Shaheen, 62, of Accoville, WV passed away on Sunday March 22, 2020 at Thomas Memorial Hospital,
South Charleston, WV. She was born on June 20, 1957 in Panther, WV a daughter of the late Harmon Hopson and
Sylvia Lilly Hopson Elkins. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Allie Shaheen; and
three brothers Harman Lee Hopson, Jr., Edward Roy Hopson, Carl Lee Hospson and Darrell Hopson. Survivors
include her son David Shaheen; a sister Rainie Napier; two brothers Ronald Elkins and Eugene Hopson; 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.
Raymond Dewayne "Puppy" Kennedy, 47, of Simon, WV passed away on Saturday March 21, 2020 in Randleman,
NC. He was born on May 15, 1972 in Man, WV a son of Christine Kennedy Robinette of Randleman, NC and the
late Johnny Talbot Kennedy. He is a member of the UMWA. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a
nephew David Kennedy; maternal grandparents Raymond and Evelyn Kennedy; paternal grandparents Jim and
Watch Kennedy; an aunt Sharlene Kennedy; an uncle Randall Kennedy; and step father Billy Ray Akers. In addition
to his mother survivors include his loving wife Penny Kennedy, two daughters Whitney Renea Kennedy (Brittany
Kramer) of Charleston and Breanna  Kenndy of Randleman, NC; a son Trevor Dewayne Kennedy of Simon; two
sisters Mary (Addlee) Conn of Simon and Jessica (Kevin) Poole of Randleman, NC; a brother John Jamie
(Stephanie) Kennedy of Sophia, NC; a granddaughter Lillian Kramer; his dog Max; and a host of other loving
family and friends. A private service will be held for the immediate family in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the service. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Agnes Pauline Ford Short, 98, of Clear Fork, WV passed away on Thursday March 26, 2020 at her home. She was
born on August 4, 1921 in Davy, WV, but lived her life in the Elk Lick, Clear Fork area. She was the daughter of the
late George Ford and Rebekah Bradbury Ford. Agnes was a long time member of the Advent Christian Church and
along with neighbors and friends, lived through the depression and World War II. In addition to her parents, she
is preceded in death by her husband Leonard Short; daughter Patricia Short Blankenship; granddaughter Kara Lea
Stewart Locke; great granddaughter Christy Lynn Blankenship; brother George Ford, Jr. and wife Ruby; sister
Maude Ford Johnson and husband Lee; and nephew Ronald Johnson, who was killed in Vietnam. Survivors include
daughter Sandra Short Childress and husband Paul and daughter Debra Diane Partridge. Grandchildren include
Robin Shrewsbury and husband Frank, Terry Blankenship and wife Dina, Keith Blankenship and wife Melisa,
Jamie Lill, Becky Fritz and husband Rob, and Bethanne Bort and husband Donovan; fourteen great grandchildren;
four great great grandchildren; nephews Stephen Ford and Mark Johnson; niece Carolyn Johnson. A special part
of her family life was nephew Danny (Buck) Short and wife Barbara, and niece Terry Vanover and community
friends and relative. They made her life joyful. The family also thanks Hospice of Southern WV and those who
cared for her during her illness. Agnes loved making quilts with her granddaughter Robin for family and friends.
Seeing her daffodils blooming in the spring, and taking vacations with her daughters. Due to the virus pandemic,
only a graveside service will be held for the immediate family. If you desire to honor her, please give a donation
to your church in her memory. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.