In memoriam

Gloria Jean Adams

Gloria Jean Adams, 77, of Winifrede, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2021 while at home. 

She retired from Highland Hospital in Charleston after 25 years of service and was a member of Old Glory Freewill Baptist Church, Winifrede. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Adams; son, Scott Adams; parents, Norris “Red” and Elizabeth Catherine Johnston Smith; brother, Bill Smith; and great-granddaughter, Kayley Pittman. 

Surviving: daughters, Angela (Tim) Tramontano of Seth and Melissa Atkinson of Winifrede; son-in-law, David Atkinson Sr. of Winifrede; sister, Alice Faye Smith of Winifrede; brothers, Jim Smith of Milton, Sam (Marcy) Smith of Poca and Larry (Paulla) Smith of St. Albans; grandchildren, Timmy, Justin, David, Lindsey and Brooke; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Funeral was Oct. 21 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Rev. Tim Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Marmet Memorial Gardens, Marmet.

Arrangements by Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Alphonso “Ike” Barron

Alphonso “Ike” Barron, of Charleston, passed away on Sept. 26, 2021. He was 47.

Ike was born Jan. 1, 1974, to Alphonso Miller and Regina Houchins in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

He graduated from East Bank High School in 1992 where he was an All-State football and basketball player.

He was enrolled in Charleston School of Beauty training to be a barber.

Ike loved camping, riding his Harley, and cooking out with family and friends. He was a devoted father, loving husband, and an amazing brother, cousin, and friend.

Ike is survived by his wife, Jessica Barron; and his 10 children, Alyssa Barron, Kiara Barron, Amayha Anderson, Colten Rollyson, Cayden Hardy, Jorgi Sigmon-Nickoson, Jordan Nickoson, Cameron Nickoson, Adriana Nickoson and Brooklyn Nickoson, all of Charleston. Also surviving are his parents, Alphonso (Vernell) Miller of Farrell, Pennsylvania and Regina (Richard) Houchins of Boomer; and siblings, Cheyenne Miller (Larry) Daniel of Waxhaw, North Carolina, Jose Miller of Farrell, Pennsylvania, Destyne Copening of Charleston, Shaquala Miller of Charlotte, North Carolina and Henry Houchins of Boomer.

Service was Oct. 2 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Issac “Dick” Kinney officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Rickey Clifton Boggs

Rickey Clifton Boggs, 74, of Lizemore, passed away on Sept. 26, 2021.

He was born in Dundon on Nov. 25, 1946. 

Rickey was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacy; his parents, James Harold and Francis E. (Butler) Boggs; and his sister, Charlene. 

Rickey is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra; and his daughters, Sharri (Mike) Blagg of Lizemore and Regina (Brian) Hubbard of Bickmore. Rickey has seven grandkids, Jasmine, Emilee, Rickey I., Hayden, Tyler, Ashlee and Jeremy; and one special great-granddaughter, Lacie (Pop Pop’s little shadow). 

Rickey is also survived by his siblings: sister, Shirley (Richard) Fitzwater and brothers, Fred, James R. (Barbara) Boggs, Terry (Shelia) Boggs and Larry L. (Connie) Boggs, all from Lizemore. Rickey is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved very much. 

Rickey was a retired coal miner, avid hunter and family man. Rickey love spending time on the farm helping his brother-in-law, Richard, and great-nephew, Cain.

Rickey was a great man; he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.

A memorial service was held at his residence on Oct. 10.

David A. Breeden

David A. Breeden, 56, of Diamond, passed away at CAMC General Division Charleston on Oct. 14, 2021 after a short illness.

David was store manager for Ken Miller Supply of Elkview and was an avid WVU fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gary and Brenda Justice Breeden.

Surviving: his wife of 32 years, Regina; daughter, Kyle-Anne Cantley (Steven); sister, Angela Johnson (Darin); three nephews and two nieces; and a host of other family members and friends.

Celebration of life service was Oct. 17 at the Spirit Life Fellowship Church, Oakridge Drive, Charleston, with Pastor Craig Cook and Pastor Todd Morris officiating.

The family requests donations be made to Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cookefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Daniel Allen Brown

Daniel Allen Brown, age 54, of Gallagher, died Oct. 13, 2021.

He was born Feb. 16, 1967, the son of the late Johnny Mack and Betsy Jarrell Brown.

He attended Holly Gove Evening Light Christian Church and he enjoyed the woods and ginsenging and getting yellow root.

Surviving: wife, Rhonda Kay Brown; daughter, Patricia Daniel Brown of Gallagher; brothers, Gale Brown, Johnny Brown and Greg Brown; sisters, Debra King and Beulah Baxter; and his fur buddy, Moses.

Service was Oct. 19 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Phillip Walton officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Gregory Boyd Castle

Gregory Boyd Castle, passed away on Sept. 17, 2021 at CAMC Memorial after a long illness.

Born Feb. 19, 1964, he was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Castle; father, Leonard Castle; and brother, Leonard Castle Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kristi Castle; sister, Debra Treadway of Oak Hill; brother, Gary Castle (Holly); nephew, James Oiler of Charleston, along with several cousins; Aunt Nona Martin of Dawes and Sue Stanley of Cross Lanes; stepdaughter, Amanda Creathers; and step-grandson, Brandon Creathers of Ohley.

Greg went by “Sinbad” on the CB radio.

He was full of life and never met a stranger and enjoyed laughing and carrying on with everyone. 

He worked for Princess Beverly as a security guard. At the time of his death he was disabled.

Ethan David Click

Ethan David Click passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Oct. 20, 2021, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio, after struggling with complications of Trisomy 18 Chromosome disorder. 

Ethan David was born on Oct. 4, 2021, and during his 16 days here on earth, he touched the lives of many people and was loved deeply by family and friends. His loving parents took every opportunity available to help care for him while he was on life support; they would do diaper changes, mouth care, bathe, lotion, help reposition, hold and love on him as much as possible. 

Ethan David is the son of David and Cindy Click, of Gauley Bridge. Ethan is survived by his older brother, Levi Thomas Click. His maternal grandparents are the late Thomas N. Meadows and John and Judith Holland of Oak Hill. Ethan’s paternal grandparents are Curtis and Ellen Click of Gauley Bridge. His aunts and uncles are Michael Meadows of Dixie, Brian and Melinda Click of Cross Lanes and James Click of Gauley Bridge. His cousins are Ryleigh and Colton Click of Cross Lanes.

Ethan gave us a lifetime of love during his short time here on earth. He will be in our hearts forever and always.  There is no footprint too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.

Services were held Oct. 29 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery, with Pastor John Holland officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park, London. 

A celebration of life dinner was held at the Falls View Presbyterian Church immediately following burial services.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Rhonda E. Coen

Rhonda E. Coen, 65, of Tabor City, North Carolina, formerly of Powellton, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 2021 after a short illness.

Left to cherish her memories are her only son, David (Melissa) Williams of Powellton; sisters, Kathy (Donald) Conley of Smithers, Penny Keffer of Mt. Carbon and Amy Keffer of Montgomery; brothers, Randy (Iris) Keffer of Powellton and Bobby Keffer of St. Albans; grandchildren, Jaiden and Ashton Williams of Powellton, Payton Williams of Beckley, Kelsie Atha of Kimberly, Hannah Hansen of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She was predeceased by her parents, Bobby and Shirley Keffer of Powellton, and a sister, Sherry Keffer.

No service or visitation is scheduled at this time.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Marjorie Jane Coleman

Marjorie Jane Coleman, 88, of Jodie, passed on to heaven Oct. 4, 2021, at Summersville Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Diana, daughter of the late Hampton and Lela Sears. 

Margie was a devoted Christian and a member of Jodie Baptist Church. She loved God, her family and friends.

She faced and conquered both big and small adversities in her lifetime; the loss of loved ones, moving from logging camp to logging camp in her childhood, and enduring long coal miners strikes while raising four children are just a few examples.

After the passing of her husband in 1977, Margie went back to school and earned a B.A. degree in education. She later retired from Dixie Elementary School.

She loved cooking for her family on Sundays, canning, pickling, crossword puzzles, reading (Jack Reacher was her favorite), watching Madea movies and family beach trips.

She showed her Christian generosity to everyone. Family was always first and her house was always open to everyone. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Coleman; her sister, Rosie Tincher; brothers, Alpheus, Eugene, Tom and Charles Sears; and also, her six brothers-in-law, JR, Jimmy, Elwood, Jack, CD and Charlie Coleman. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Teresa (Darrell) Pauley of Charleston, Alan (Sharon) Coleman of Dixie, and Tonia (Mike) Wright and Missy (Bub) Kise, all of Jodie. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Garrett (Lisa) Pauley of St. Louis, Missouri, Dara (Jason) Jarrell of Columbus, Ohio, Robbie (Monica) Coleman of Dunbar, Ronnie Coleman of Charleston, Holli (Michael) Samples of Jodie, Lindsay Kise (Nathan Pritt) of Maysel, and Sarah (Adam) Dorsey of Jodie; her “greatest” grandchildren: Nick, Luke, Logan, Briar, Austin, Evie, Layla, Macy, Lainey and Harper. Also surviving are her brothers, Delno Sears of Hurricane and Chester (Eppy) Sears of Diana; stepsisters and brothers, Karen Gum, Sharon Dean, Mike Gum and Joe Brown; sisters-in-law, Ellen Coleman, Carol Coleman and Mary Sears; her husband’s aunt, Virginia (Sistie) Claytor of Beaver, and all her beloved neices and nephews. 

Per her request, due to Covid, a graveside service was held for extended family only at Restlawn Memory Gardens Chapel, Victor, on Oct. 11 with her grandson-in-law, Pastor Adam Dorsey, officiating the service.

We are so thankful for the many prayers for Mom. We are so thankful for the compassionate care provided by her physician, Dr. Kimberly Becher of Clay Community Care (thank you, Dr. Becher, for making the house call for our mom). We would like to extend a special thank you to all mom’s caregivers at Summersville Memorial Hospital ED, ICU, and to Jan-Care Ambulance Service. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Kay Clark Craft

Kay Clark Craft, 76, of Charleston, passed away on Oct. 19, 2021, after a battle with cancer.

Kay was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Rand, daughter of the late Bernard F. and Ruby Hunter Clark.

She was a member of Rensford Independent Missionary Baptist Church.

In high school, Kay could be found high stepping across the field as a majorette and had fond memories of participating in the annual Kanawha County Majorette and Band Festival.

She graduated from Dupont High School in 1962 and worked for many years at the former Holiday Inn-Charleston House on Kanawha Boulevard.

Kay was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Bernard Hunter, Milton Ray “Ike” and Donald Lee Clark; nephew, Jeffrey Ray Clark; husband, Dewey G. Craft; long-time companion, Jim Bailey; and her beloved pet dog, Daisy.

She is survived by nieces, Cathy Moore of Utah, Leah Payne of Crown City, Ohio, Karen Clark Gerbo of Morgantown and Tricia Clark of Charleston; and nephew, Garth Clark of Virginia.

Kay had a very close-knit group of loyal friends with whom she shared many years of joy, laughter, travel and fun. In her final months, they also provided loving, personal care to Kay, as well as to her precious Bichon Frise, Buddy. Special thanks to Johnny Watson and Michelle Wilson and their families for their help.   

Special thanks are also extended to Dr. Ahmed Khalid at CAMC Cancer Center, Dr. Lloyd Farinash at CAMC Radiation Oncology Services, Dr. Mark Cooper at Marshall Surgery, and to all the supportive and compassionate staff encountered at these facilities during Kay’s visits for care.

Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Ed Jarrett officiating. Interment was at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney following the funeral.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Rodney Keith Fox

Rodney Keith Fox, age 81, of Ansted, formerly of Montgomery, died Oct. 22, 2021, after he lost a courageous battle with Covid.

He was born in Smithers on March 11, 1940, son of the late Lowell and Edith Thompson Fox. He was also preceded in death by his former wife and mother of his children, Betty Fox; son, Rodney K. Fox Jr.; brother, Robert Fox; and sister, Patty Polson.

He was a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology and owner and operator of Fox Auto Supply of Smithers.

Rodney touched many lives throughout his life here on earth. He was an avid old car enthusiast, specializing in Hemi-Mopar muscle cars.

He is survived by his life partner, Linda Aguilar; sons, Rodney S. Fox of Mount Carbon and Robert G. Fox of Montgomery; brother, Ronald Fox of Montgomery; sisters, Sandra Hutchinson of Chesapeake, Sharon Hornsby of Hopewell, Virginia, Jean Zelenak of Huntersville, North Carolina, Becky Mooney of Southport, North Carolina and Debbie Lawson of Anchorage, Alaska; and grandson, Michael Fox of Mount Carbon.

He was a great father and loved by many people.

Service was held Oct. 28 at O’Dell Funeral, Montgomery, with Rev. Joe Hubbard officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park in London.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Margie Susan Hoover Frame

Margie Susan Hoover Frame, 88, of Rainelle, passed away on Oct. 14, 2021 at Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg. 

Born on Jan. 25, 1933 in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Forest Bright Hoover and Ruby Crystal Hoke Hoover. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Keith Hayward Frame; sisters, Virginia Stone and Jean Grady; and brothers, Robert, Buford, Kenneth and John. 

Margie had worked as a housekeeper for Babcock State Park, aide for Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital and a home health care agency. She was a caregiver to her spouse. She was a volunteer at Meadow Garden.

She was a member of the McRoss Baptist Church.

She enjoyed bowling, reading and was a TOPS member. 

Survivors include five children, Linda (Don) Price, Larry (Debby) Frame, Marsha (Jerome) Rodes, Joyce (CJ) Morris and Daniel (Tabatha) Frame; sister, Carolyn Ratliff; three brothers, Melvin Hoover, Bill Hoover and Jim Hoover; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

Graveside service was Oct. 18 at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, Organ Cave with Pastor Chad Rodes officiating.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Stonerise of Rainelle and Lewisburg, Peyton Hospice House, Trent Walker, Peggy Letts, Laura Wickline and Jim Dorsey for all the care and assistance they provided. 

The family requests memorial donations be made to Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com 

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Rainelle.

Keith Allen Francis

Keith Allen Francis, age 40, died Oct. 1, 2021.

He was born Feb. 9, 1981 in Montgomery, the son of Herbert and Donna Young Francis.

Keith Allen was a graduate of Valley High School in Smithers.

Surviving is his wife, Donna Marie Pierce Francis; parents, Herbert and Donna Francis; stepdaughter, Jersey Heath; stepson, Jacob Pierce (Tara); grandson, Cater Pierce; brother, Scott Francis (Christina); nieces, Taylor and Allison Francis.

Memorial service was held Oct. 9 at Elkridge Community Church with Pastor Brenda Neil and Rev. Greg Francis officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

James Giles

James Giles, age 84, of Gallagher, died on Oct. 13, 2021.

He was born in Gallagher on May 2, 1937, son of the late Bill and Lola Gullett Giles.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Gates Giles; daughters, Patricia Smith, Mary Whitt, Margaret Cooper and Shauna Clayton; grandchildren, Michael Nunley, Amber Cooper, Troy Ray Whitt, Ryan Williams, Tabitha Lopez, Bridgette Vickers and Shalina Clayton; great-grandchildren, Zoe Nunley, Mikaela Cooper, Hailie Cooper, Brilie Lawson, Troy Whitt Jr., Liam Nunley, Cullen Nunley and Willow Whitt; stepgrandchildren, Noah Jones and Gaven Carpenter; sister, Diana Giles; and brother, Billy Giles.

At this time there will be no service or visitation.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Roger Lee Goodwin

Roger Lee Goodwin, age 75, of Cedar Grove, died Oct. 15, 2021.

He was born at Ward on Feb. 16, 1946, son of the late Otto and Winnie Alice Hudson Goodwin. He was also predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Delores Goodwin.

He was a minister at Mammoth Pentecostal Church for 49 years.

He was retired from Valley Camp Coal Company.

He played the guitar, mandolin and piano.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Ellis Goodwin; children, Donnie and wife Nora of East Bank and Scott and wife Christy of Mammoth; stepson, Greg Carpenter of Glasgow; grandchildren, Alyssa, Savannah, Allison, Ethan, Alexa, Dillan, Logan and Lyra; and great-grandchild, Kora.

Graveside service was Oct. 20 at Ward Cemetery, Ward, with Brother Lee Holiday and Donald Stenett officiating. Visitation was held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, prior to the procession to the graveside service.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Otis Keith Hamrick

Otis Keith Hamrick, 82, of Hugheston, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 19, 2021.

He was a member of Hughes Creek Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Hamrick; his parents, Kinney and Myrtle Hamrick; and grandson, William “Scottie” Hamrick.

He is survived by his children, William and wife Julie of Charleston, Jeff and wife Lorida of Southport, North Carolina, Tracy Hill and husband Bill of Kincaid and John and wife Beth of Killeen, Texas; stepdaughter, Stephanie Tucker of London; also surviving are his 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including his dog and best friend, Gracie.

Services were Oct. 23 at Hughes Creek Community Church, Hugheston, with Pastor Gary Tucker officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Jessie Frances Hanks

Jessie Frances Hanks, 95, of Poe, went on to her heavenly home Sept. 20, 2021 at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Shelvie and Iva Stephenson Bennett and was born at Tipton on March 17, 1926.

Jessie was a Christian and faithful member of the Bethel Church, Bethel Women’s Club and the WV Extension Homemaker’s Club for 50 years. She was devoted to caring for her family and enjoyed being with them.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul; brothers, Gary and Lewis Bennett; sister, Bonnie Hall; granddaughter, Lissie; grandson, Davy Joe; and great-granddaughter, Lexie.

Surviving: children, David (Cecilia) Hanks of Poe, Sue (Sherman) Young of Summersville, Becky (Steve) Grose of Belva, Mike (Kim) Hanks of Poe, Rick (Renee) Hanks of Keslers Cross Lanes and Teresa (Dennis) Greene of Rock Hill, South Carolina; brothers, Basil and Darrell; sisters, Gaye, Juanita, Ruth and Carol; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.       

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 24 in the Bethel Church at Poe with Pastor Paul Gray officiating. Burial followed in the Arnett Cemetery at Tipton.

Visit www.watersfuneralchapel.com to show your sympathy to the family.

Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

    

Otto Henry Hanshaw

Otto Henry Hanshaw, 88, of Summersville, died Sept. 19, 2021 at his home.

He was the son of the late Raymond and Virginia Schoolcraft Hanshaw and was born in Fayette County on March 18, 1933.

Otto was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: wife, Edith Hypes Hanshaw; sons, Ronald (Carol) and David (Bonita), all of Summersville, and Dale (Tammy) Hanshaw of Kannapolis, North Carolina; daughters, Kandy (Eddie) Metz and Cindy (Johnny) Messer, all of Summersville; brother, Sebert Hanshaw of Summersville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends called Sept. 23 at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville. 

Private burial followed in the family cemetery.

Visit www.watersfuneralchapel.com to show your sympathy to the family.

Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Willie Lee Massie II

Willie Lee Massie II, age 52, passed away on Sept. 9, 2021, at home in Georgetown, South Carolina, surrounded by family and friends.

Lee passed, but his extraordinary life, personality, intelligence, kindness, generosity, wit, and love live on in the hearts and memories of those who knew him. He fought a good fight against cancer over the last 5 years and 9 months. No words can truly convey all that Lee was and all that he means to those who knew him. However, this is an effort to provide a glimpse into his life.

Lee was born May 13, 1969, in Parkersburg. From age 2 to 16, he lived in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lee’s mother and father died when Lee was 13 and 15 years, respectively. He finished out the school year in Charlotte, living with the Moore family. Lee then moved to Gauley Bridge to live with his Aunt Helen, Uncle Don and cousins. Being advanced in his high school studies, Lee obtained his GED and started college at age 16. Lee was introduced to firefighting as a volunteer during this time at the Gauley Bridge Fire Department, leading to a life-long devotion to the fire service.

Lee enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989 as an Air Scout Observer and, with the 82nd Airborne Division, served in Operation Desert Storm.

After leaving active duty, Lee continued military service in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCANG).

Lee completed a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from West Virginia Tech, his parents’ alma mater, and was subsequently commissioned a lieutenant as a field artillery officer, ultimately being awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.

As a physician, Lee completed additional training and was designated a Flight Surgeon, an assignment in which he worked tirelessly to support the NCANG’s mission and aviators. As Flight Surgeon, he deployed for active duty in Iraq in 2007 and 2011. Lee retired as a Lt. Colonel in 2012, culminating over 22 years of active and NCANG military service.

Lee served the Gastonia Fire Department (GFD) proudly and honorably from May 1993 through August 1997. By all reports, Lee was an excellent firefighter. Lee completed another college degree related to firefighting and held advanced firefighter certifications, including Hazardous Materials, Fire Service Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician. While at GFD, Lee coordinated the emergency medical training program and taught classes at the Regional Emergency Services Training Center. Lee was well respected by his fellow firefighters, who remember him for his genuine kindness, quick wit and intelligence. Years later, while battling cancer, Lee often said his most enjoyable and rewarding job was that of firefighting. He resigned from GFD — his “most favorite job ever” — to pursue his desire to become a physician.

Lee was employed as a firefighter with the city of Georgetown; worked as an Emergency Department Technician at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, both in Georgetown, South Carolina; and took additional courses at Coastal Carolina University while preparing to start medical school.

Lee attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg from 1998 to 2002. After medical school, he completed his residency in emergency medicine in York, Pennsylvania, in 2006. He became board-certified in emergency medicine and was a partner of Conway Emergency Group, working in the emergency department on the night shift at Conway Medical Center, Conway, South Carolina, from 2006 to December 2015, when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Despite cancer treatment, Lee continued to serve his community. He was a Gold Legacy Life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6444 in Georgetown, South Carolina, where he worked selflessly for the organization’s betterment. Lee held various officer positions within the VFW organization, including Post 6444 Commander, Post 6444 Senior-Vice Commander, Post 6444 Adjutant and District 7 Adjutant. Lee served as a board member for both the Georgetown County Veterans Memorial and Georgetown County Fire/EMS District #1 and was a member of the American Legion Post 114.

Lee was authentic, generous, devoted and steady. Lee and Cheryl married in 2014, forming a nuclear family that included Savannah and Georgia, “the girls,” the most beautiful puppies ever. Lee embraced and was embraced by Cheryl’s large family. The couple made memories together and with friends and family traveling, RVing, watching Fox news, having barrel and bonfires, “hi-jinking” (as Lee called it), visiting the VFW and downtown Georgetown, and just hanging out together.

Lee made every effort to connect with old friends, make new friends and live life to the fullest. He maintained friendships that started as a child and teenager, embracing those friends as family. Always an ambassador for the VFW, he made a point to visit as many VFW posts as possible during his travels.

Lee had an awesome voice and was known to karaoke when the opportunity presented; he was a hit performer at his favorite spot in Savannah, Georgia. Lee had a large song repertoire, but “County Roads” was his most popular. Through it all, Lee read his Bible (front-to-back twice, he reported), he said his prayers, and his actions were those of a man who loved God, country and family.

Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Tiny Cogar Massie, and father, William Lee Massie; grandparents, Charlie Massie, Mattie Lilly Massie, Minter Cogar and Gay Cogar; uncles, Joe Massie, Harold Cogar, Darrell Cogar, Gerald Cogar, Don Morris, Jim Vance and Joe Moskal; aunts, Helen Cogar Morris, Marie Cogar Walker, Anna May Massie Moskal, Freda Cogar, Peggy Cogar and Wanda Cogar; cousins, Michael Vance, Dwayne Cogar and Don Walker Jr.; great-nephew, Easton Jordan; and embraced family, Todd Moore, Eddie Moore and Kelly Kistler Morrison. Georgia Winyah “Gigi” Massie, his 7-year-old “puppy,” passed a few months before Lee.

Lee is survived by wife, Audrey Cheryl Soles Massie, and fur baby, Savannah Santee Massie. Surviving aunts and uncles include Joann Cogar Vance, Ted (Charlotte) Massie, Jane (Adam) Toney and Nancy Wriston Massie. Surviving cousins consist of Edgar (Becky) Morris, Bob (Dee Ann) Morris, Jim (Tammy) Morris, Mary Gaye (Bob) Scott, Paul (Terri) Massie, Teddy Massie, Keith Massie, Greg Massie, Robby Massie, Lisa (Greg) Bell, Charlie (Debbie) Toney, Christi (Jim) Copley, Cindy (Kevin) McDougald, Roger (Linda) Vance, Minter Cogar, Angie Cogar Journell, Susie (Floyd) Beaudette, Kevin Moskal, Delbert (Norma) Walker, Marita (Larry) Gawthorp, Mary Ann (Mark) McClung, Rexanna (Jeff) Knighting, Ricky Walker and Ernie Cogar. Lee is also survived by his embraced family, Betty Moore; Tim, Gina, Madison and Morgan Moore; Tommy Hoyle; Pat Kistler; Kristin Kistler; Chris and Angie Carroll; Kelsey Taylor; Summer Taylor; Dillon Taylor; Christian Carroll; Johnnie Kincaid; Randy Krise; Kenneth and Tonia Tawes; Bryce Tawes and Gracin Young. Lee is also survived by father- and mother-in-law, Dan and Doris Page; brother- and sister-in-law, Tommy and Renee Soles; nieces and nephews, Heather (Martin) Papp, Leigh Anne (Tyler) Jones, Sarah (Justin) Perry and Kelsey (Jason) Richmond; and great-nephews, Vance Jordan, Mason Papp, Soles Jones and Massey Papp. Lee was blessed with a large family circle, in which there are numerous other beloved second and subsequent cousins, step-relatives, and embraced family members, which includes his VFW Post 6444 family.

As Lee desired, there will be both a private celebration of Lee’s life at home and an open memorial held at the Georgetown VFW Post 6444; details will be announced at a later date, but we anticipate these will be held in a couple months.

Lee requested that he be remembered by donations to the Georgetown VFW Post 6444, located at 711 Church St, Georgetown, SC 29440 or Saint Frances Animal Shelter, at 125 Ridge St, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Arrangements by Ridgeway Funeral Home, Georgetown.

Charles Edward McClung

Charles Edward McClung, 57, of Jodie, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2021 in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a short illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles McClung Sr. and Kay Krise McClung.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Allison Backus McClung; son, Justin; daughters, Ashley and Hannah; aunt, Charlotte Krist (Hooty); aunt, Carla Horrocks; and his brother, Clayton Krise (Joy), all of Jodie.

He also has extended family who will miss him very much. These include sisters-in-law, Beverly Roop and Nancy Jones (Jimmy), both of Jodie; brothers-in-law, Herb Backus (Beth) of Belva, Eddie Backus of Lyonsville and Scott Backus (Heather) of Jodie; and many nephews and nieces.  

A graveside service was held at Rich Creek Cemetery in Jodie on Oct. 4, with Rev. Clarence Thomas officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Any monetary gift to the family will be greatly appreciated to help with the funeral costs.

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Brenda Bonita Brackens McVey

Brenda Bonita Brackens McVey, 79, of Ansted, passed away on Oct. 18, 2021, at Plateau Medical Center.

Born on Nov. 14, 1941, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Brackens and Martha Grose Brackens. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Raymond “Nick” McVey Jr.; brothers, Robert Brackens, Arch Brackens and Woodrow Kent Brackens; brother-in-law, Andy Barnett; and a niece, Wendy Sue Barnett. 

Survivors include her children, Mark McVey of Ocala, Florida, Pam McVey Brattleaf of Morton Grove, Illinois and Stacey McVey of Ansted; and special daughters, Tammy Slayton of Ansted and Kathy Kelly of Grove City, Pennsylvania; sister, Carrie Barnett of Kuttawa, Kentucky; grandchildren, Misty Dawn, Kyle, Nicky, Bree and Bode; one great-grandchild, Jayden. She also leaves behind several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. 

Brenda was a long time member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s United Methodist Women.

She was a member of the Ansted Garden Club where she served as president seven times, as well as treasurer. She was a lifetime member of the West Virginia State Garden Club, served on Fayette County Garden Council and, at one time, was the Appalachian District Director and former member of the Ansted Lions Club.

She was a bookkeeper for Hawks Nest Lodge, and then later became the office manager for Dr. Birckhead in Gauley Bridge for many years until he retired, Gauley Clinic until it closed in 1993 and then retired from Montgomery General Hospital after working for Dr. Ulma and Dr. Edgerton. She was loved and adored by so many of her patients. 

Brenda was one of a kind. She had a beautiful smile that would light up a room and an infectious laugh that we will always hear. She had a heart of gold that loved and accepted everyone as they were. She became “my other mother” or “Aunt Brenda” to so many, and everyone was always welcome and eating good at Aunt (or Momma) Brenda’s house.

She loved to travel and see different places, but the beach was always her happy place.

If you knew her, you knew her grandkids were her pride and joy.

She enjoyed watching the birds, beautiful flowers, chocolate and Elvis.

She loved to reminisce, telling family stories and sharing memories that she had with so many friends over the years. We will all miss her loving heart, her beautiful smile, her laugh and her Facebook posts. 

Her children would like to thank the staff at the Ansted Center for loving and caring for our mother as they did. For the ones who spoiled her rotten, your kindness and love we will always be forever grateful. 

Service was Oct. 23 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ansted with Rev. Herman Jones officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

Memorial donations can be made in her memory to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com 

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Ansted.

Deborah Kay Morton

Deborah Kay Morton, 63, of Lizemores, passed away Oct. 6, 2021, in Ruby Memorial Hospital. 

Deborah was an administrative assistant. 

She was born May 14, 1958, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the daughter of the late Norman Elsworth Chaney and Elizabeth Katherine Darnell Chaney. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Morton, and son, Jeremy Taylor. 

She is survived by sons, Michael Morton II of Bentree and Jeffery Morton of Belva; daughters, Kimberly Prather of Lizemores, Tiffany Brewer of Ladson, South Carolina and Lindsey Morton of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; grandchildren, Megan, Hunter, Joseph, Kelsey, Jonathan, Kendall, Myesscha, Kristina, Tristan, Kaden, Riley, Brooklyn and Madison; bonus grandbabies, Sally, Rose and Brock; and two fur babies, Tyson and Boo Boo. 

Services were held Oct. 12 in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Victor. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Frankie Lee Mullins

Frankie Lee Mullins, 74, of Dry Branch, passed away surrounded by family at his home on Oct. 21, 2021.

He was a retired carpenter and a member of Little Creek Church of Jesus Christ.

Preceding him in death were his father, Marshal Green Lee Mullins; mother, America Petry Mullins; brothers, Jerry and Tommy Mullins; sisters, Zelma Stewart, Molly Mullins and Dolly Jarrell; granddaughter, Sabrina Mullins; and son-in-law, Richard Carrow.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Cheryl Mullins; children, Laurie Carrow, Frankie Mullins Jr. (Terri), Marshal Mullins (Candi) and Tammy Vance (William); brothers, Everette and William Ray Mullins; sisters, Patsy Workman and Deann Bickford; grandchildren, Katrina, Shelly, Charles Jr., Ashley, Amber, Kimberly, Sarah, Trever, Scott, Zachary, Blake, Khailey, Aunah, Brayelyn, Joshua and Brittany; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Jodie, Kaitlyn, Kiersten, Courtney, Jacob, Mackenzie, Brandi, Leland, Ashton, Paisleigh, Owen, Waylon, Ensleigh, Abby, Michael, Azreal, Izzy, Colten, Chelsea, Amelia, Melody, Freya, Hazel, Braden, Sabrina and Kynsleigh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Oct. 26 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Tim Cooper officiating. Interment followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Norma Mae Neil

Norma Mae Neil, 92, of Summersville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 22, 2021 at the Ansted Center.

Born Feb. 20, 1929 at Glen Ferris, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Mintie Pearl Legg Hayes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David W. Neil; two sisters, Ola Bell O’Dell and Ann Hughes; and by three brothers, Jim, Bob and Bill Hayes.

Norma was a mother, a homemaker, a great cook, and a teacher’s aide for 25 years in several Nicholas County schools. She was beloved by all and those that shared in her life will carry many fond memories with them.

Surviving are her son, Steven (Barbara) Neil of Summersville; granddaughter, Brigette Kay Neil of Summersville; three sisters, Pat Mansfield, Nancy Hurst and Helen Sparks; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Oct. 26 in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Kenny Hayes officiating. Interment followed in Neil Family Cemetery at Drennen.

Condolences may be made to the family at the website at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Mildred Loriene Nester

Mildred Loriene Nester, 91, of Belle, passed away Sept. 29, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Hospice Care following a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles F. Nester; daughters, Shirley J. Whaples and Cathern M. Nester; siblings, Denver Lowe, Blondena Fisher and Donald Lowe; and parents, Orville and Ora Scyoc Lowe.

Surviving are her daughters, Mary Ashcraft and Judith Nester, both of Belle; sister, Ada J. Gunn of Wadsworth, Ohio; grandchildren, Christina Ashcraft, Adam Ashcraft (Crystal), Charles Whaples and Stacy Dalton; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Darek, Dustin, Kayla, Michael, Brittany, Nicatie, Savannah and Kristiana; great-great-grandchild, Ella; and a special loved one, Van Patrick Jackson.

Funeral services were held Oct. 6 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Tony Rumburg officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Spencer.

Visit fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Barbara Jean Peterson

Barbara Jean Peterson, age 80, of Belva, passed away peacefully while at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, on Oct. 7, 2021. 

Born March 3, 1941, in Dothan, she was the daughter of the late Emmitt Elbert “Burt” and Frances Lorene Lively Painter. 

Barbara was a devoted mother and will be missed dearly. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Christopher Peterson. 

She is survived by son, Eric Peterson; siblings, David Painter (Naomi), Stella Snyder (Bob), Shirley Schultz and Brenda Powers; and grandchildren, Emme Peterson, Olive Peterson and Ivy Peterson. 

Keeping with her wishes Barbara will be cremated. No service is planned at this time. 

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. 

Pamela Elaine Roberts

Pamela Elaine Roberts, 63, of Mt. Nebo, passed away at WVU-Medicine Summersville Regional Medical Center on Oct. 19, 2021.

Born July 15, 1958 at Charlton Heights, she was a daughter of the late Garland and Norene Gray Groves. 

She was a homemaker who enjoyed camping and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Roberts; sons, Michael Shane Roberts and Jason (Shannon) Harvey; brothers, Aaron Groves and Steve Groves; grandchildren, Courtney Moschino, Austin Roberts, Reece Harvey, Chase Harvey, Ryan Roberts and Drew Roberts; great-grandchildren, Weston Moschino and Kyliee Roberts; and a host of other family and friends.

It was her wish to be cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be made to the family at the website at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Ruan Patrick Rucker

Ruan Patrick Rucker, age 38, passed away Sept. 13, 2021 after a short illness.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1983 to the late James Rucker and the late Karen Dolan. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Seth.

Surviving: wife, Misty Rucker; son, Isaiah; brothers, James and Jared; and numerous other family members.

A memorial service was held Oct. 2 at the Hughes Creek Community Church, Hugheston, with Pastor Gary H. Tucker officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Betty Ann Smith

Betty Ann Smith, 89, of Belle, passed away Sept. 26, 2021 surrounded by loving family members.

She was born in Belle to John Sidney and Sarah Jane Meadows on Oct. 23, 1931.

Betty was a 1950 graduate of Dupont High School, a proud member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, active in Belle Little League, a member of Witcher Baptist Church, caregiver to her parents and most importantly, a homemaker to her loving husband and four children. She enjoyed baking, crafts, watching Hallmark movies and spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Herbert Smith; parents, John and Sarah Meadows; eight brothers; and twin girls.

Surviving are her sons, John Dennis Smith (Darla) of Belle and Jeff Smith (Kim) of East New Market, Maryland; daughters, Joretta Dearien of Elkview and Marsha Halstead (Jeff) of Kenna; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Betty final requests, her cremation wishes will be honored and there will be no other services.

Visit fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Lucinda Denise Thompson

Lucinda Denise Thompson, of Hansford, transitioned from this life on Jan. 13, 2021 due to a short illness at CAMC Memorial.

Lucinda was born on Jan. 20, 1955 to the late George and Rosa Thompson.

After graduating from East Bank Senior High School, she served in the U.S. Army.

Lucinda is preceded in death by her sister, Susan Thompson of Chesapeake.

Survivors include her daughters, Misty Thompson of Hansford and Jennifer Nelson, currently of Pennsylvania; sister, Beverly Thompson, and brother, George Thompson, of Chesapeake’ and her five beautiful granddaughters, Princess, Precious, Patience, Promise and Praise.

Services were Jan. 29 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Robin Davis officiating. Private burial followed at a later date at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Robin Julene Akers Walker

Robin Julene Akers Walker, 64, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2021, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Robin was born Aug. 15, 1957, the youngest child of the late Ed and Jewell Akers of Mt. Carbon. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Alonzo, Johnny, Donald and Tom Akers; sisters, Karen Hunt, Charlene Bird and Susie Kelly; and niece, Paula Akers.

She was a lifelong resident of the Montgomery area, and she never met a stranger. Her beauty and personality will truly be missed by all who knew her. She was an exceptional mother and an even better Nana.

Left to cherish her memory is her partner, Jerry Snyder of Smithers; her daughters, Chastity Cavender and partner AJ Brown of Hurricane. Candi Shull and husband Justin with their children Trenton, Cadian, Donovan and Jace, and her namesake, Elliana Julene Shull, all of Hurricane; her only son, Billy James Akers and wife Susan and their children, Brianna, Brittany, Dekodah and Conor Akers of Hurricane; brother, Tony Akers and wife Debbie of Kimberly; sister, Gail Spears of Lorain, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held Oct. 16 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery with Rev. Brenda Neal officiating. Burial followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow. A celebration of life dinner was held at the Union Hall in Cannelton immediately following the burial.

Her family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Kodiyan and staff at CAMC Cancer Center for their exceptional care and especially to her favorite guy Tyson for making every day brighter for us and our mom. We appreciate you all so much.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ervin Russell Woodrum II

Ervin Russell Woodrum II, age 70, of Comfort, died Oct. 11, 2021.

He was born in Montgomery on March 15, 1951 to the late Ervin Russell Woodrum and Wanda Cox Woodrum of Holly Grove. He was also predeceased by his wives, Deborah Calhoun Woodrum and Shirley Payne; and sister, Jacqueline Woodrum.

He was retired from Long Branch Energy in Boone County.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his son, Russell Gene, and wife Wendi of Willow Spring, North Carolina; stepson, Chris Jarrell of Troutman, North Carolina; grandchild, Geramii Woodrum; and sisters, Yvonne Bosley of Chesapeake and Tammy Hackworth of Holly Grove.

Service was held Oct. 21 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Matthew Hackworth officiating. Burial followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Marian “Missy” Etta Davis Wright

Marian “Missy” Etta Davis Wright, 77, originally of Gauley Bridge, entered eternal rest on Aug. 31, 2021, at her home in Detroit, Michigan.

She was born Feb. 3, 1944, to the late Rev. Clarence Davis Sr. and Mrs. Eugenia Whitt Davis of Gauley Bridge.

She was educated in the Fayette County School system and graduated from Ansted High School in Ansted.

She worked for the Detroit Public School System as a teacher’s aide for more than 20 years.

To know Missy, is to love Missy. She was a loving mother and doting grandmother of four and great-grandmother to seven. She was a homemaker and an awesome cook who loved to feed and fellowship with her family, friends and the community.

Missy accepted the Lord at an early age and ministered his word through her talent on the keys and melodious voice. She was a member of Cedar Christian Church, Pastor Henry Hall, in Detroit, Michigan. However, her home church has always been Mt. Chapel Baptist Church of Ansted.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Clara and Lois; and her brothers, Clarence Jr., John, Benjamin, Allen and Andrew.

Left to cherish her memories are a son, Darryl Davis of California (Cassie); a daughter, Sheree Colbert of Michigan; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Booker T. Davis (Gwendolyn) of Oak Hill. She also leaves behind sisters-in-law and host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

     

Raymond Frank Wright Jr.

Raymond Frank Wright Jr., 75, of Cabin Creek, passed away Oct. 8, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division.

He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, former member of the Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Chelyan Masonic Lodge #158 AF&AM and an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed anything that involved outdoors.

Frank was an avid baseball fan and a passionate Cincinnati Reds fan and rarely missed a game. When not watching the Reds play, he was playing the steel guitar and teaching others to play.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Sarianne Wright; parents, Ramond Frank Sr. and Irene Osage Wright; sisters, Betty Holbrook, Yvonne Lytle and Shirley Norman.

Surviving are his daughters, Melissa Woody (Michael) of Belle and Amy James (Shawn) of Chesapeake; brothers, Roger, Richard, Steve, William, Terry and Timmy Wright; sisters, Beverly Wright, Myrtle Woods, Marjorie Condoluci and Debra Payne-Jones; and grandchildren, Jacob Newman, Elisabeth Wright, Christopher James Jr., Rebekah James, Jaxon Newman, Owen Woody and Aden Woody.

Funeral services were Oct. 12 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Junior Holley officiating. Interment followed the service in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with Masonic graveside rites performed by Chelyan Masonic Lodge #158 AF&AM.

Please visit the website fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

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