Daisy Mae Blankenship Abbott, 91, of Lynco, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday December 29,
2018 at her home. She was born on November 12, 1927 in Christian, WV a daughter of the late Ezra and
Maude Bowen Blankenship. Daisy is a member of the Guyandotte Baptist Church. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her husband Harrison Abbott, Sr.; two grandchildren Nicholas Abbott
and Sandy (Toler) Cline; a sister Mildie Cresong; three brothers Alfred Blankenship, Jess Stevens and Bill
Stevens; sons-in-law Ronald Toler and Otis Beaver. Survivors include four daughters Romaine (Jeff Toler)
Morgan of Oceana, Patty (David Pierson, Sr.) Toler of Lynco, Sue Beaver of Cedar Creek and Trecia Kay
(Roger) Hayes of TN; a son Harrison (Nancy) Abbott, Jr.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and
great great grandchildren; a brother Ed Blankenship; special caregiver Timothy Cline; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the
Guyandotte Baptist Church, Jesse, WV with Bro. Russell Justice officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of services on
Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Timothy Cline, Michael Simpson, Kevin Beaver, Nathan
Abbott, Aaron Bailey and Justin Morgan. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.     
James Kevin "Bubby" Roberts, 56, of Indian Creek, WV passed away on Saturday December 22, 2018 in
Mullens, WV. He was born on February 5, 1962 in Pineville, WV a son of Juanita Rose Roberts of Indian
Creek and the late Adam Roberts. Bubby loved fishing with his son, hunting and fast cars and motorcycles.
In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a brother Charles "Chuck" Roberts; his mother and
father-in-law Ed and Barbara Tolliver. In addition to his mother survivors include his wife Angie Roberts; a
son Cody Roberts of Fanrock; a sister Karen Rose of Indian Creek; a brother Michael Roberts of Indian
Creek; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Wednesday
January 2, 2019 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. He will be laid to rest in the
Roberts-Tolliver Cemetery, Fanrock, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9PM on Tuesday
January 1, 2019 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Michelle Ann Fields Adkins, 41, of Harts, WV passed away on Tuesday January 1, 2019 at Ruby Memorial
Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born on July 21, 1977 in Williamson, WV a daughter of Sandra Kay
Bailey Fields of Whitman Creek and the late Larry Dale Fields, Sr. Michelle worked for 11 years at the Town
and Country in Chapmanville. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a brother Larry Fields, Jr.
and her grandparents Grandville Harold and Patsy Delorse Fields and Ershal Donnie Bailey. In addition to
her mother survivors include a daughter Chloe Adkins of Harts; Richard Allen Adkins, Jr. of Harts; a sister
Kimberly (Harold) Lively of Matheny; a brother Kyle (Jennifer) Adams of Crooked Creek; a special nephew
J.R. Lively of Matheny; father-in-law Stanley and Wanda Adkins of Harts; sister-in-law Amanda (Tim)
Sonier of Harts; niece and nephew Skylar, Reed and Shyanne (Josh) Hensley all of Logan; special uncle
Robert Fields of Whitman; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11
AM on Wednesday January 9th at the Cole Branch Church, Harts, WV with Rev. William Cook officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
6-9PM on Tuesday January 8th at the church.  Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.        
Drema Joyce Osborne Lusk, 76, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday January 1, 2019
at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. She was born on February 7, 1942 in Logan County, WV a
daughter of the late  Mervin and Eva Lura Cook Osborne. Drema is a member of the Bright Prospect
Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Sebert Lusk;
two grandsons Jackie "Hobie" Watts, and Ricky Noel Lusk, Jr.; two sisters Bonnie Walls and Dianna
Parton; two brothers Danny and Rommie Osborne. Survivors include a daughter Lesha (Earl) Lusk of Neola;
three sons Ricky (Brenda) Lusk of Athens, Fabian (Michele) Lusk of Kopperston and Audford Lusk of
Cyclone; a brother Keith (Shelia) Osborne of Cyclone; four grandchildren Joni (Scott) Miller, Joshua (Dory)
Lusk, Leeann (Billy) Young and Taylor Lusk; five great grandchildren Hobie Miller, Daniel Miller, Addie
Miller, Nolan Young and Landon Young; two step grandchildren Shana Lusk and Cadin Lusk; long time
friend Francis Meadows of Harrisonburg; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at Noon on Sunday January 6th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Jackie Lusk and Bro. Keith Osborne officiating. She will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery, Cyclone,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9PM Saturday January 5th at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.     
Dallas Grant Cook, 67, of Whitesburg, KY was called to Heaven on Saturday December 22, 2018 in Chicago,
IL following a long illness. He was born on December 9, 1951 in Pineville, WV a son of Maryetta Perdue
Haug of Chicago, IL and the late Harley Elmer Cook. Dallas was a United States Army Veteran, coal miner
and of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by three brothers David H. Cook,
Johnny Morgan and Alan Morgan. In addition to his mother survivors include his sisters Arlene Johnston,
of Mill Creek, Darlene Ellison of Elk Gardens, Curtina Haug of IL, Betty Nedian of AL and Mary Brozozwski;
brothers Danny Morgan, Robert Morgan, Thomas Morgan, James "Jim" Morgan and Kevin Morgan all of
IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM
on Thursday January 3, 2019 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Bro. Roy Johnston
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Wyndom Road, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 11AM until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and
friends. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. The family is being served
by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
James Stanley Smith, 63, of Clear Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 27, 2018
surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 3, 1955, the son of the late James Arthur and Blanche
Mae Lusk Smith. James was a member of the Brier Creek Tabernacle where he served as a deacon.  He was
also a member of the UMWA.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Margaret
Stafford; and two brothers, Howard and David Smith. Immediate surviving family include his loving wife of
39 years, Debbie Trent Smith; his daughter, Candace and husband Richard Day of Dunbar; two sons, James
Brandon Smith of Charleston and Matthew and wife Samantha Smith of Painesville, OH; three
grandchildren Trenton Matthew Smith, Whitley Lynn Smith, and due to arrive in May, Mylo James Day; and
his faithful companion, his dog Cruz.  In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Ollie Bognar and Thelma
Brooks; seven brothers B.C., Art, Thomas, Mervin, Roger, Eugene and George Smith; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Clear Fork
Valley Baptist Church, Clear Fork, WV with Dr. Mervin Smith and Pastor Erwin Gregory officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9
PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.       
Dora Bailey Vaught Vinson, 91, of Ravencliff, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday January 10,
2019 at her home. She was born on May 3, 1927 in Jesse, WV a daughter of the late Henry Luther and Laura
Allen Bailey. Dora is a member of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she
is preceded in death by her first husband Bulin Whitley Vaught; second husband Ezra Vinson; brothers and
sisters-in-law Frankie and Helen Bailey and George and Betty Bailey; nephew Danny Bailey; and an infant
twin brother. Survivors include a daughter Mary Beth (Jamie) Combs of Stephenson; a son Raymond Vaught
of Ravencliff; three grandchildren April Vaught and Ezra and Jessica Combs; best friend who was like a
sister Connie Barnett of Ravencliff; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be
held at 1PM on Monday January 14th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Scottie Lusk officiating. She will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from Noon until time of services on Monday January 14th at the funeral home.  Pallbearers
will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Larry Eugene Day, 66, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday December 28,
2018 in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on February 15, 1952 in Mullens, WV a son of
the late Rev. Thomas A. and Agnes Hatfield Day.  Larry attended the Four Winds Tabernacle and Mill Creek
Freewill Baptist Church. He is a member of the UMWA Local 1704. In addition to his parents he is preceded
in death by a brother Timothy Ray Day. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years Marsha Fauline Miller
Day; two daughters Teresa Ann (Charles) McIntyre of Bunker, MO and Alegisha Dawn (Michael) Short of
Mill Creek; three brothers Thomas Austin (Rennea) Day, Jr. of Green Camp, Anthony Mark (Bobbie Jo) Day
of Shannon Mill Creek and Micah D. (Edna Jackson) Day of Victoria, VA; step mother Linda Thompson Day
of Mill Creek; two granddaughters Erica (Anthony Toler) Mitchell and Haley (Brian) Lester; a grandson
Michael Thomas Short; two great grandchildren Eian Lester and Grayson Toler; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 8 PM on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the Mill Creek
Freewill Baptist Church, Shannon Mill Creek, WV with Rev. Clayton Cline and Bro. Wayne Bailey officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-8 PM on Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be David
Bailey, Adam Bailey, Samuel Bailey, Tommy Bailey, Brian Lester and Austin Edwards. 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.     
Ray Toler, 89, of Reedy Creek, WV departed his earthly life on Thursday January 10, 2019 at his home. He
opened his eyes in his Heavenly home and was greeted by the one true love of his life, wife Babe, who
preceded him in death in October 2007. Born on July 26, 1929 in Simon, WV to the late Albert and Macie
Toler, he lived at Reedy Creek his entire life. Ray was also preceded in death by brothers Leland and Keith
Toler; son-in-law Elmer Goodman and step granddaughter Megan Goodman. Ray was of the Pentecostal
Faith and was a UMWA member having retired from Island Creek Coal Company after 35 years in coal
mining. On Ray's walls were proudly displayed the many trophy deer taken over the years. He enjoyed
many days of roaming and hunting the WV mountains until failing health prevented his doing what he
loved so well. This kind hearted man was loved by everyone and he will be greatly missed. Survivors
include three children Rayvon Toler (Betty), Rita Toler Goodman and Stacy Toler; three grandchildren
Brian Keith Toler, Heather Morgan (Chris), Tina Kenneda (Darrick); four great grandchildren Megan and
Cameron Morgan, Kyler and Rylee Kenneda; Sister Katherine Hatfield (Roger); and their son Kenny Ray.
Also survived by forever daughter-in-law Della Toler; niece Lana K. Cook; brother-in-law Jackie Morgan
(Bonnie); sisters-in-law Polly Jones and Adelene Adams; and his good friends Jenny Chambers and Frankie
Lester; former daughter-in-law Stephanie Atwell Toler; many nieces, nephews and other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Tuesday January 15th in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Gary Toler officiating. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved
wife, Babe, in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9 PM on
Monday January 14th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Johnny Bernie Daugherty, 58, of Pineville, WV passed away on Friday January 11, 2019 in Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on March 2, 1960 in Welch, WV a son of the late Julian "Doc" and
Nyrmal Blankenship Daugherty. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Elvira
Scarbro; two brothers Julian "J.J" Daugherty, Jr. and Jerry "Dirty Dan" Daugherty. Survivors include a son
Johnny Bernie Daugherty, Jr. of Pineville; two sisters Jewel Robin (Jerry) Hatfield of Coal Mountain and
Geraldine Ivy Osborne of Oceana; two brothers Matthew (Candi) Daugherty of Kopperston and Joseph
Daugherty of Logan; a granddaughter Allison Diana Scarbro; special friend and caretaker Crystal Hatfield of
Oceana; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and a
private service will be held.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.         
Phyllis Ann Young Valley, 70, of Oceana, WV passed away on Monday November 26, 2018 in Logan Regional
Medical Center.  She was born on November 17, 1948 in Pineville, WV a daughter of the late Otto Young and
Ruth Blankenship Young Oliver. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Donald
Everett "Donnie" Valley; and a son-in-law Erby Lester. Survivors include three daughters Rhonda (Marvin)
Cole of Lillydale, Donna Lester of Oceana and Melissa (Daren) Bullard of Vale, NC; five grandchildren
Autumn (Jerred) Lusk, Kaitlyn Lester, Chase Bullard, Connor Bullard and Nevaeh Cole; two great
grandchildren Caden Lusk and Peyton Lester; a sister Betty Jo (Douglas) Prichard of Oceana; 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.     
Lester Darrell Green, 54, of Lynco, WV passed away on Sunday January 13, 2019 in CAMC Memorial,
Charleston, WV. He was born on October 18, 1964 in Bim, WV a son of the late Arlene and Violet Gibson
Green McClanahan. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step-father Charles
McClanahan; three brothers Kenneth Green, Sr., Bobby Green and Randall Green; and two sisters Truby
Carper and Janice Graham. Survivors include three brothers Jimmy Green, Duke McClanahan and David
(Donna) McClanahan; three sisters Alice Toler, Barbara (Joe) Dempsey and Kim Green; and a host nieces,
nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday January 18th
at the Clear Fork Independent Church of God, Clear Fork, WV with Pastor Hannibal Blankenship, Jr.
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Green Cemetery, Bim, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
6-9 PM on Thursday January 17th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Zona Lee Lane Davidson, 86, of The Villages, FL formerly of Brier Creek, WV passed away Monday
December 24, 2018 at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital, Conyers, GA. She was born on January 28, 1932 in
Welch, WV a daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Workman Lane. In addition to her parents she is preceded in
death by her husband; a son; and thirteen siblings. Survivors include eight children and their spouses;
nineteen grandchildren; thirty-nine great grandchildren; seventeen great great grandchildren; three
siblings; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10AM on Saturday
December 29th at the Clear Fork Independent Church of God with Pastor Hannibal Blankenship, Jr.
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Short Cemetery, Brier Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 6-9PM on Friday December 28th at the church. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Buford Vanover, 69, of Welch Pineville Road, WV passed away on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at his
sister's home. He was born on September 8, 1949 a son of the late James and Edith Roberts Vanover. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death  by his grandparents Evert Vanover, Cassie Steele Vanover
Wimmer, Bill Roberts and Okey Blankenship Roberts; brothers Luther and Jason Vanover; step brother
Robert Stump; and step sister Ginger Johnson French. Survivors include his sons Buford Lee
(Christina)Vanover of Welch and Tony Vanover of Roderfield; grandchildren Haley and Tony Bryan "Bam
Bam" Vanover. Jr.; step grandson Heath; brothers and sisters Hilda Lively of Wilcoe, Wilma (Alan)
Johnston of Premier, Imogene Jarrell of Princeton, Eddie (Lisa) of Elk Lick and Willard; step brothers Paul
(Sonja) Gibson of Princeton, Wesley Johnson of Princeton and Mark Vanover of Bluewell; his girlfriend
Ruby Burks and sons Pete and Terry Burks of Carswell; beloved sister-in-law Terry Vanover; and a host of
nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and he
will be laid to rest near his mother in High Knob Cemetery, Coon Branch Mountain. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Ray Keith Miller, 56, of Kopperston, WV passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday December 25, 2018 at
his home. He was born on February 1, 1962 in Welch, WV the son of Mary Ellen Belcher Beall  of
Harrisonburg, VA and the late Raymond Miller. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a great
niece Jaiden Bailey; and his grandparents Cleo and Dolly Miller and Walt and Hazel Belcher, aunt Ruby
Miller. Survivors include his sister Sherry (Gene) Bailey of Sunhill; step-father Robert "Bob" Beall of
Harrisonburg, VA; a nephew Eugene (Miranda) Bailey of Lynco; great niece Shay Bailey of Lynco; uncle
Jimmy Belcher of Princeton; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
1PM on Friday December 28th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Randall
Topping officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from 11AM until time of services on Friday December 28th at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Janet Marie Adams Miller, 78, of Brenton, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday January 19, 2019
at her home. She was born on September 23, 1940 in Hanover, WV a daughter of the late Ernest Arvil and
Cora Effie Johnston Adams. Janet was a member of the Brenton Baptist Church and the Wyoming County
Genealogical Society. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by sons Floyd Douglas Hatfield,
Billy Wayne Hatfield and Jamie Miller; sisters Josephine Riffe, Juanita Barnett, Beulah Miller and Nylene
Maynard; brothers Orvil, Donnie and Robert Adams; and half brother Richard Bartram. Survivors include her
loving husband of 46 years James Albert Miller, Jr.; daughters Deborah Ann Hatfield of Beaver Dam, VA,
Rebecca Sue Farley of Bishopville, MD and Janette Marie Lester and husband Mark of Oceana; son Bruce
Edward Hutchinson of Brenton; sister Ramona Miller and husband Everett of Hamptonville, NC; brother
Eugene Adams of Mocksville, NC; eighteen grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren, great great
grandchildren and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday January
26th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Tommy Knotts officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Adams Cemetery, Rock House Mountain, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
5-8PM on Friday January 25th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Robert Henry Paynter, 52, of Accoville, WV passed away on Saturday December 1, 2018 at his home
following a long illness. He was born on June 13, 1966 in Detroit, MI a son of the late Benjamin Thomas and
Lydia Mae Robinette Paynter. Robert is a member of Joseph Baptist Church and the Man Volunteer Fire
Department. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step mother Nancy Carol Paynter; two
sisters Tara Mischele Paynter and Tangee Carol Paynter; grandparents Arnold and Martha Paynter and
Henry and Bertha Robinette. Survivors include his loving wife of 5 years Tina Clay Paynter; a step daughter
Lora Ann Cline; a step son Barry "B.J." Cline, II; three sisters Lisa Ann Paynter, Tonja Laramie and Betina
Paynter; a brother Dakota (Marissa) Paynter; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at Noon on Friday December 7th at the Joseph Baptist Church, Lynco, WV with Pastor William
Cook, Bro. Donald Ellis and Bro. Leman Endicott officiating. He will be laid to rest in the
Browning-Grimmett Cemetery, Bruno, WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 5-8PM on Thursday
December 6th at the church. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.       
Donald Paul Walls, 67, of Cyclone, WV passed away Monday December 24, 2018 at Bowers Hospice House.  
Born September 3, 1951 in Cyclone, WV a son of the late William Lee and Wealtha Jane Toler Walls. Donald
is a member of the Lacoma Baptist Church, WVEA, and is a member of the Pineville Lodge 138, with 40 plus
years as a teacher for Wyoming County Board of Education. He is a graduate of Oceana High School and
Marshall University. In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by two brothers Norman Gene
Walls and Billy Lee Walls; and two sisters Hazel Faye Adkins and Rema Sue Roach. Survivors include sisters
Mary Lou (Daniel) Phillips, Betty Ann (Eugene) Dean and Anita Jo (Scott) Brooks; sister-in-law Linda Sue
Walls; brothers-in-law John Roach and Thomas D. "Tommy" Adkins; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Saturday December 29th at the Lacoma Baptist Church, Cyclone with
Pastor Ron Lee officiating. Burial in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone. Visitation from Noon until time of services
Saturday at the church.
Delta Dawn Caldwell, 45, of Beckley, WV, formerly of Irquois / Mullens passed away on Thursday December
20, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 26, 1973 in Mullens, WV a daughter of Gary Caldwell, Sr.
and Loretta Chaney Caldwell of Beckley. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents John and
Violet Caldwell and Maternal grandparents Walter and Olive Chaney. In addition to her parents survivors
include a son Jamie Brown, II and fiancé Katlen Francis of Morgantown; two sisters Patricia (Ronald)
Echard of Pineville and Pam (Donnie) Whitt of Mullens; two brothers Johnny (Diana) Caldwell of NC and
Gary (Lisa) Caldwell, Jr. of Asheboro, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other loving
family and friends.  The family will be having a private service. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Barbara "Ann" Santmyer, 89, of Oceana, WV went home to be with the Lord Saturday January 19, 2019 at
her home. She was born on July 18, 1929 in McComas, WV to the late Joel Henderson Repass and Barbara
Ellen Earls. She was the last surviving member of her family, a devoted lifetime member of the Oceana
Church of God and a beautiful Godly example. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. In addition
to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Santmyer; five brothers George (Lucille),
Bill (Evelyn), Cameron (Shirley), Archie (Sue), and Robert (Joann); three sisters Mary (Early Cook), Virginia
(Carl Sizemore) and Clara (Cecil Brown). Survivors include her daughter Linda (Gary) Huffman of Fairdale;
three grandsons Nicholas (Gidget) Huffman of Lincoln County, Adam Huffman (Fiance' Charity Massey of
Oceana and Jordan Huffman of Fairdale; a great grandson Remington Huffman of Lincoln County; she was
a second mother to several nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Funeral services will be held at 1PM
Friday January 25th at the Oceana Church of God with Bishop P. Randall Bowles. 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 Friday at the church.  Pallbearers will be grandson Nicholas Adam and Jordan Huffman and
great grandson Remington Huffman, Jackie Repass and George Terry. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Faye Spratt Burrell, 78, of Egypt Bottom, WV passed away on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at her home. She
was born on December 3, 1940 in Sunhill, WV a daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Pearl Toler Spratt. In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother Rhannis Spratt; and sisters Delores
Blankenship and Betty Harvey. Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years Harless Estil Burrell; a
daughter Tamara Faye Burrell of Brenton; a son Jeffrey Harless (Sherry) Burrell of Brenton; a sister Clara
(Butch) Smith of Baileysville; two grandchildren Tiffany Daniel Burrell of Oceana and Jeffrey Tyler Burrell
(Kayla Brooks) of Lincolnton, NC; 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.     
Micah Killian Caldwell, left this world to play with the angels in God's playground, just after he was born on
Friday, December 7, 2018 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. Micah is the son of  Michael Duane
Caldwell of Cyclone and Heather Nicole Decker of Oceana. He is preceded in death by his maternal
grandfather Dwight Decker. In addition to his parents survivors include three sisters Leilani Robinson, Zaida
Decker and Elaine Robinson all of Oceana; three brothers William D. Brewster of Bluefield, Gunner and
Hunter Hodges both of Las Vegas, NV; maternal grandmother Easter Decker of Oceana; paternal
grandparents Linda and Jay Caldwell of Cyclone; Great maternal grandmother Thelma Riley of Oceana; and a
host of other loving family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Betty Lou Simpson Mitchem, 69, of Fanrock, WV left this earth for her heavenly home on Tuesday January
22, 2019 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, WV surrounded by her family and friends. She has had
declining health since suffering from a major stroke in August of 2018. She was born on June 4, 1949 in
Turkey Creek, WV a daughter of the late Richard and Virginia Long Simpson. She is a 1967 graduate of
Baileysville High School. She and husband Ronnie owned Mitchem's TV and Appliance Repair and
Hardware store in Brenton until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and
her cat. She also loved taking care of her flowers and decorating her home. She had a great sense of humor
and was a very devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew
her. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers Jimmy and Dennis Simpson; five
sisters Shirley Lusk, Christine Simpson, Barbara Tolliver, Doreen Miller and Connie Davis. Survivors include
her loving and devoted husband of 53 years Ronnie D. Mitchem; two daughters Sharon Mitchem of
Fanrock and Teresa (Rick) Lambert of Pineville, NC; a grandson Joshua Ryan (Kayla) Lambert of Charlotte,
NC; three sisters Marie Whittington of New Richmond, Diana Faulkner of Princeton and Ann Miller of
Princeton; and a host of other loving family and friends. Services to celebrate the life of Betty will be held
at 11AM on Sunday January 27th at the Clear Fork Church of God Assembly, Clear Fork, WV with Pastor
Hannibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9PM on Saturday January 26th at the church. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Ugonda "Dood" Toler Massey, 66, of Lynco, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 4,
2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born on October 28, 1952 in Uno, WV a
daughter of the late Naman H. and Lenora "Nora" Trent Toler. Dood is a member of the Lynco Community
Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters Freddie Gene Toler,
Delores Harvey, Cordie Toler, Othial Blankenship, Charlotte Allen and Patricia Raleigh. Survivors include her
loving husband of 45 years Bill Dennis Massey; two daughters Nora Mullins and companion Jason Sizemore
and Amanda "Mandy" (Rocky) Lusk all of Lynco; three sisters Dianna Ellis of Oceana, Alice Hanshaw of
Fisher Bottom and Porsha Scoglietti of Brunswick, OH; three brothers Larry (Sandra) Toler of Olmsted Falls
Township, OH, Benny (Linda) Toler of Baileysville and Benjamin "Buddy" (Julie) Toler of Bedford, VA; four
grandchildren Natausha Mullins, Alyssa Mullins, Kyra Mullins and Keyerra Massey; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Wednesday December 12th at the Lynco
Community Church with Rev. Gary Toler officiating. She will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Lynco, WV.
Friends may gather with the family after 6PM  on Tuesday December 11th  at the church.  Pallbearers will be
family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Gordon Randall Thomas, 54, of Forest, VA, formally of Pineville, WV, left this earth for his heavenly home
on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 after a sudden illness at work. He was born on July 30, 1964 in Welch,
WV, a son of the late Lee Roy Thomas and Margie Thomas Cook.  He is a 1982 graduate of Baileysville High
School.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Roger Thomas and his Father-in-
Law, Lee Roy Belcher.  Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 21 years Tammy Belcher Thomas;
three daughters – Danielle Larkins of NC, and Kaitlyn and Emilee Thomas of the home; one son – Tee Jaye
Thomas of NC; two grandchildren – twins Christian and Elaina Thomas of NC; sisters – Carolyn (Tommy)
Steele of Lynco, WV, Connie Deel of NC, and Cindy Clay of Pineville, WV; Mother-in-law Carolyn Belcher of
Logan, WV; two Sister-in-laws – Darlene (Brian) Brumfield and Jennifer (Chris) Sartin of Logan, WV; five
Brother-in-laws – Anthony Belcher, Gary Belcher, Larry (Racine) Belcher of Logan, WV, Troy Belcher of
Charleston, WV, and Jonathan Belcher of Logan, WV; and a host of other loving family and friends. Gordon
would have been employed with Frito Lay for 28 years in April of this year.  He had worked his way up in
the company to District Sales Leader and Safety Subject Matter Expert for the Central VA Zone.  In 2018, he
was Number 1 for the zone’s Herman Lay in the Carolina’s Region.  Before being employed with Frito Lay,
he was known by most as the happy go lucky funny guy at Deskins in Pineville.  He enjoyed spending time
with his family, friends and work family. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, playing in the snow, decorating
for Christmas (his lights were much better than Clark Griswold’s), and taking road trips planned by
Tammy.  He had a great sense of humor and was a very devoted husband and father and will be greatly
missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.   His infectious smile, laughter, devotion, and
dedication are what everyone remembers about Gordon.  Gordon made a positive impact on a lot of lives
including his family, his friends, and his co-workers, leaving behind a legacy that we are very proud of.  
Services to celebrate the life of Gordon will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, January 28th in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home with Pastor Scotty Cline officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Family
Cemetery on Brier Creek. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until the time of service on
Monday, January 28th at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
James Leonard Fortner, 76, of Brenton, WV earned his wings and went on to be with the Lord on Monday
December 17, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born on March 11, 1942 in Rock
House, WV a son of the late Wonnie B. and Ilene Booth Fortner. James is a member of the Christ Cathedral
Church and also a member of the UMWA for 29 years. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by
four brothers Paul, Connie, Gene and Charles Fortner. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years Penny
Lynn Lawrence Fortner; his little dog Brownie; a sister Pamela Sue Stark of Nashville, TN; two brothers
Jerry (Carol) Fortner of Brenton and Joe Fortner of Summers County; two brothers-in-law Marty Lawrence
and Roger (Delores) Lawrence; two sisters-in-law Sheena (Fred) Hunt and Jeretta (Cecil) Morgan; special
niece Angel Hunt Rowe; special friend Danny Webb; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 1PM on Friday December 21st in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV with Pastor Russell King and Rev. Chris Riffe officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8PM on Thursday December
20th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Marty Lawrence, Cecil Morgan, Joe Fortner, Brad Toler, Nick
Fortner, Ryan Rowe, Anthony Morgan and Kevin Morgan. Honorary Pallbearers Fred Hunt and Danny
Webb.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.      
Ronnie Lee "Cowboy" McMillion, 79, of Oceana, WV passed away on Monday December 10, 2018 at
Wyoming Nursing and Rehab, New Richmond, WV following a long illness. He was born on July 22, 1939 in
McGraws, the son of the late William H. Hearn and Verna Janes McMillion. Ronnie was lifelong resident of
Wyoming County and of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two
brothers Jackie McMillion and Jeffery Hearn; two sisters Virginia Smith and Bertha Smith; and a nephew
Jackie James McMillion. those left to mourn his passing are four brothers William Henry (Robin) Hearn, Jr.
of KY, William Everett Hearn of Fayette County, Scotty Hearn of Princeton and David Hearn of Accoville;
three sisters Mary Hane Gregory of Oceana, Lottie Varney and Kathy Johnson both of Beckley;
twenty-three nieces and nephews; fifteen great nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and
friends. A celebration of his life will be held at 1PM on Friday December 14th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Pastor Erwin Gregory and Pastor William Cook Officiating. He will be laid
to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until time
of services on Friday December 14th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family
is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Edward Vance, 65, of Pineville, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday January 27th at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV following a long illness. He was born on June 12, 1953 in Bradshaw, WV a son
of the late Alexander Vance, Sr. and Helen Mitchell Smith. Edward is a attended the Clear Fork Church of
God Assembly and a member of the UMWA. He is a retired coal miner having worked at US Steel Mining
Company in Pineville. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers Roger Lee Vance
and Alexander Vance, Jr.; a sister Deloris Faye Roberts.  Survivors include his loving wife Barbara Lester
Vance; two daughters Amy Nicole Vance of the Home and Janie Marie (Greg) Adkins of Alabama; a sister
Phyllis Jean Chapman of Pineville; three brothers Arnold (Judy) Vance, Ricky (Bonnie) Vance and Wayne
(Diana) Vance all of Pineville; three grandchildren Greg Adkins, Jr., Andrea Adkins and Alisa Adkins; and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7PM
on Monday January 28th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Hannibal
Blankenship, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest at 10 AM on Tuesday January 29th in Lester Family
Cemetery, Swope Farm, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6PM until time of services on
Monday January 28th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.     
Vergie Virginia Webb, 68, of Ravencliff, WV passed away on Sunday January 27, 2019 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on May 9, 1950 in Tazewell County, VA a daughter of the late Greever
and Bessie Allen Perdue. Vergie attended the Rhema Ministries and New Life Church. Survivors include her
best friend Phyllis Reid of Ravencliff. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Hobert Nelson Morgan, 87 of Ararat, NC, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Joan &
Howard Woltz Hospice Home, in Dobson, NC.  He was born in Wyoming Co. West Virginia on May 10, 1931
to the late Maloney and Arminta Morgan.  He was a retired Coal Miner and a veteran of the US Army and
of the Baptist faith. In addition, he was preceded in death by a daughter Sharon Morgan, one deceased
sister, and eleven deceased brothers. Surviving are his wife, Leona Toler Morgan of the home; three
step-daughters and their husbands, Cindy and Jeffery Cline, Angela and Ted Niday, Kristia Beasley; two
sons, Gary Morgan, Richard Morgan; two step-sons and their wives, Glenn and Marilyn Whittington,
Randy and Anna Whittington; several grandchildren, Waylon Godfrey, Josh Price, Ritchie Morgan,
Melissa Nunn, Casey Whittington, Nicholas Whittington, Miranda Whittington, LeAnn Hooker, Brittany
Jenkins, Amanda Niday, Amber Niday, TJ Niday, Tiffany Lafferty, Justin Lafferty, Zackary Williamson,
Tiffany George, Michael Kightlinger; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in the chapel of Moody-Davis Funeral Home,
with Rev. Travis Lloyd and Rev. Ray Hudson officiating.  Following the Service his body will be taken to
Stafford Family Funeral Home, 143 Clear Fork Rd, Oceana, WV 24870.  Graveside services will be held at
12:00 on Wednesday December 19, 2018 in the Mausoleum at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV
where he will laid to rest. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Joan & Howard
Woltz Hospice Home, 947 Zephyr Rd., Dobson, NC 27017
Thomas Noel "Pokie" Tilley, 57, of Sabine, WV passed away on Monday February 4, 2019 at Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on October 13, 1961 in Ravencliff, WV a son of Shelby Jean
Griffith Tilley of Sabine and the late James Brady Tilley. In addition to his mother he is survived by four
brothers Timmy Tilley of Jesse, James Robert Tilley, Stevie "Beatle" Tilley and James Robert Brooks all of
Sabine; a sister Debbie Mullens of Mullens; seven uncles Herbert, Theodore, Joseph Ray, Randall, Rondell,
Roger and Gerald Tilley; three aunts Patty (Freeman) Byars of IN, Ethel (Roger) Day of Glen Fork and
Brenda Tilley of Maben; special friends James "Bow" (Nell) Baugh, II and Larry Bailey; and many nieces,
nephews and other family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Thursday February 7th  at
the Bellemeade Missionary Baptist Church, Sabine, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, III officiating. He will be
cremated following the service and laid to rest in Tilley Tolliver Cemetery, Saulsville, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 1PM until time of services on Thursday February 7th at the church. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Juanita Joyce "Bonnie" Smith, 91, of Roderfield, WV passed on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Kannapolis,
NC. She was born January 14, 1928 in Roderfield, WV a daughter of the late Thomas and Eva McClure Dillon.
She was of the Apostolic faith. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Leonard Smith, Sr. ; a
son Leonard Jr.; infant daughter Beverly Arden; newborn grandson Jarred Smith; and son-in-law David
Berry. Survivors include sons Barry Smith and wife Terri Lee of Mullens and Brian Smith and wife  Wanda of
McArthur; daughters Carol Berry of Kannapolis, NC, Cathy Patton and husband Randall of Roderfield,
Melody Klos and husband Bob of Concord, NC and Joyce Smith of Kannapolis, NC; and a host of
grandchildren, great grandchildren and other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held at
1PM Friday February 8th at the Smith Family Cemetery, Roderfield, WV with  Rev. Martin West officiating.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Archie Porter, Jr., 66, of Cedar Creek, WV passed away on Thursday February 7, 2019 in
Pikeville Medical Center. He  was born March 10, 1952 in Holden, WV, a son of the late Archie
and Lula Canterbury Porter, Sr.  Archie was a very kind hearted man always ready to help
anyone in need. He loved fishing and hunting, and won the WV Big Buck Award in 1993 for
the buck he got that year. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his
grandparents Tan and Mariah Hall Canterbury and Pearly and Cordy Amburgey Porter;
sisters Dora Lee "Tooky" Porter, Wanda Lee Rakes and Janet Louise Osborne; brothers Glen
Alvis Porter and Carl David Porter. Survivors include his daughter Angie Maxwell and
husband Sean of Lebanon, OH; four grandchildren Grace, Emma,  Evan and Ethan; a great
grandchild Aubrey; his companion of fifteen years Barbara Blackburn of Cedar Creek and her
children Bobbie Jo Toler, Jennifer Porter, Sophie Rye and  Dakota "Curley" Hurley and their
grandchildren Kierstin Toler, Anthony Toler, Brody Porter and McKinlee Porter, all of which
he helped raise as his own; two sisters Judy Ann Porter of Chapmanville and Marsha Mae
Messer and husband Donnie of Paoli, IN; a brother Billy Jo Porter of Davin; sister in law
Melba Porter of Davin; his best friend Sugar his dog; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM Tuesday February 12, 2019 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Barry Brooks officiating. He will be laid
to rest in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
10:30 am Tuesday February 12, 2019  until service time at the funeral home. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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Obituaries
Franklin Delano Bane, 84, of Oceana, WV passed away on Saturday February 9, 2019 Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. He  was born January 5, 1935 in Glen Rogers, WV a son of the late Fred and Essie Pearl
Polk Bane. Franklin is a member of the GM United Auto Workers. In addition to his parents he is preceded
in death by his wife Jean Bane; three sisters Margie Bane, Jessie Thompson and Edna Bane; three brothers
Zane H. Bane, Billy J. Bane and Gene Bane. Survivors include two daughters Debra (Estil) Jenkins of TN and
Michelle (companion Jeff Allamon) Bane of OH;  two sons Darrell (Gloria) Bane and Frank (Chris) Paserk all
of OH; a brother Kenneth D. Bane of Clear Fork; nine grandchildren Shayna, Jillian, Tim, Linda, Mary, Marc,
Brandon, Shawn and Steven; six great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at Noon on Friday February 15th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV with Rev. Algie Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in the McDonald Hinkle Cemetery, Clear Fork,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8PM on Thursday February 14th at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Janice Faye Brown Banther, 72, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday February 12, 2019 in Camden Clark
Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV. She was born on November 13, 1946 in Skin Fork, WV a daughter of the
late John and Valley Browning Brown. Janice was the last surviving member of her family. She is preceded
in death  by her husband J.D. Banther. Survivors include two sons Jimmie (Kimberly) Banther of Matheny
and Jackie (Phyllis) Banther of Oceana; three grandchildren Samantha Morgan of Oceana, Kyle (Channing)
Lusk of Oceana and Joshua (Haleigh) Banther of Matheny; four great grandchildren Kyleigh, Ethan, Joseph  
and Jude; special niece Joyce Ann (Tim) Hatfield; extended family Sabrina, Danielle and  Nathanial; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7PM on Friday February 15th in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. In keeping with her
wishes she will be cremated following the services and she will be laid to rest beside her husband in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5PM until time of services on
Friday at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Jerry Lee Bledsoe, 48, of Arnett, WV passed away on Monday February 11, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV. He was born on September 19, 1970 in Beckley, WV a son of the late Max Bledsoe and Rosetta
Blanche Bailey Bledsoe Tincher. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife
Cassandra Bledsoe; a sister Peggy Daniel; and several half brothers and sisters. Survivors include his loving
wife of 14 years Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Hunt Bledsoe; a niece Brittany Daniel; nephew Zane Daniel; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2PM Saturday February 16th in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Tony Bailey officiating. He will be laid to rest
in Bailey Family Cemetery, Arnett, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1Pm until time of services
on Saturday at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.
Betty Jo Young Prichard, 73, of Oceana, WV passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday February 12, 2019 at
her home. Born on February 16, 1945 in KY the to the late Otto Young  and Ruth Blankenship Young
Oliver.  Betty Jo was a current and dedicated employee of Rite Aid in Oceana for 33 years. She was known
for her delicious cooking and canning. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and spending time with family and
friends. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Douglas Macarthur "Mack" Prichard of Oceana; son,
Ernest (Bobbi Jo) Prichard of Eden, NC; daughters Deandra (Dave) Ray of Beckley, Pamela Prichard of
Oceana, Kim (Tony) Toler of Oceana, and PJ (Jamie) Estep of Oceana; grandchildren Seth (Ashley)
Bennett, Jada Prichard, Cole Prichard, Tonjia (Mike) Tompkins, Eric David (Ginger) Ray, Garrett (Heather)
Prichard, Kayla (Joshua) Webb, the late Matthew Brown, Amber (Travis) Brunty, Ali (Jay) Grimmett,
Derrick Estep, and Dalton Estep; great grandchildren Banks Bennett, Haleigh Brewster, Lindsey Ray,
Andrew Hefner, Jackson Hefner, Koalton Ray, Ivy Ray, Konnor Ray, Chole Prichard, Grayson Prichard,
Hadley Prichard, Samuel Webb, Kanvas Webb, Damion Brown, Jayli Grimmett, and Jayce Grimmett; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Betty Jo was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Ruth, her
sister Phyllis Valley and her grandson Matthew Brown. Funeral services will be at Noon on Monday
February 18th at the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Jackie Grimmett officiating. She will be
laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8PM on
Sunday February 17th at the church. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Robert Weldon Brinkley, 83, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday February 15, 2019 at Harper Mills,
Beckley, WV. He was born on August 2, 1935 in Herndon, WV a son of the late Arnial Jackson and Reba
Brown Brinkley. Robert is a United States Air Force Veteran. In addition to his parents he is preceded in
death by two sisters Norma Jean Amburgey and Patricia Vance; and two brothers Beryl Brinkley and Harold
Brinkley. Survivors include three sisters Kathleen Cooper of Oceana, Joyce  (Avon) Cawley of Vinton, VA and
Dana Mullens of Oceana; a brother Danny (Tammy) Brinkley of Oceana; special friends Bill Redden, Homer
Hatfield and Kenny Graham; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 1PM on Tuesday February 19th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor Johnny Jones and Rev. Randall Toppin officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until time of services on
Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor
Guard will conduct Military Rites.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV.