Joann Javins Belcastro

Joann Javins Belcastro, age 90, passed away at her home on Sept. 29, 2020.

Born June 1, 1930 in Iroquois, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle Whitlock Javins.

Joann was a 1949 graduate of Montgomery High School and was employed by C&P Telephone Company as an operator in the 1950s.

She was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception/St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church. Her enjoyment came from the love of family, cooking, quilting and reading.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pasquale (Pat) Belcastro; sister, Betty Carelli; and brothers, Orris Lee, William Lloyd and Ernest Jr.

Joann is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Patty) Ferrell (the late Marshall “Steve”), Lisa Painter (Robert ”Chunky”) of Smithers and Mary Richmond (Kevin) of Friendswood, Texas; sister, Peggy Thompson of Tallassee, Alabama; grandchildren, Christina (Christy) Ferrell-Kincaid (Rick) of St. Albans, Jill Wood of Crab Orchard, Nicholas Painter (Morgan) of Bridgeport, Michael Painter (Brandi) of Montgomery and Emily Amos (Matthew) of Cypress, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Rickey, Evan and Miles Kincaid, Anthony and Katie Wood, Kennedy and Collin Painter.

Due to COVID-19 limitations, Deacon John Yaquinta (Joann’s nephew) conducted a private family service on Oct. 3 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

You may visit Joann’s tribute page at www.odellfuneralhome.com to share memories or condolences.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Pam Fisher Boles

Pam Fisher Boles, 58, of Boomer, passed away peacefully Oct. 14, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Abbot Fisher.

Pam was the secretary for the Town of Gauley Bridge since 2003.

She was a graduate of Gauley Bridge High School, class of 1980.

Her greatest accomplishments in life were her children.

She is survived by her husband, Jay Boles of Boomer; son, Chris “Bubba” Harvey of Boomer; daughter, Brittany Robertson (Brandy) of South Charleston; mother, Catherine “Tink” Fisher of Charleston; brother, Darin (Jeff and Andrew) of Charleston; and many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Graveside service was held Oct. 17 at Montgomery Memorial Park in London, with Pastor Danny Sears and Pastor Jason Skaggs officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association or New River Humane Society Fayette County Animal Control Center.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Deborah Scragg Burgess

Deborah Scragg Burgess, of Oak Hill, passed away on Oct. 8, 2020.

Born Sept. 20, 1952, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Ann Clendenin and Rev. Charles W. Scragg Jr.  

Deborah was a retired schoolteacher at Collins Middle School, and a proud supporter of the Democratic Party. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Cynthia Jayne Scragg. 

Her memory will be cherished by husband, Kevin B. Burgess; her brothers, Charles W. Scragg III and Stephen L. Scragg; and a sister, Linda Scragg Pitrilla; her uncle, John Lyle Scragg; and aunt, Patricia “Tootie” Lanham.

She was loved by her niece, Lindsey Kristen Pitrilla Cianci (Mark); and nephews, Charles W. Scragg IV (Shanna), Jonathan B. Scragg and Christopher L. Scragg (Tiffany). 

Deborah is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews who loved her, as well as the many members of Kevin’s family, who all loved her like she was their own.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that, if you are politically inclined, please make a donation to the Democratic Party (Democratic National Committee, PO Box 96585, Washington DC 20077-7242); if not political, please consider donating to Habitat for Humanity (Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709-3543 USA).

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home Inc., Oak Hill.

Billy Aaron Canada

Billy Aaron Canada, 73, was born on Sept. 26, 1947 in Oak Hill, son of the late Thomas and Mable Canada.

He was educated in the West Virginia school system.

Billy was a veteran of the Vietnam Era. He then met and married Eloise Smoot. Billy also worked over 15 years and retired from Alloy Plant, Alloy.

On Oct. 13, 2020, when he was called home, he leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his wife, Eloise (Weasel) Canada of Montgomery; sons, Billy Jr. (Nikki) Canada of Charlotte, North Carolina, Greg (Kelley) Canada of Dunbar and Michael Barron of Athens, Ohio; daughter, Staci (Dewey) Payne of Montgomery; brothers, Thomas Geary (Margaret) Canada of Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald Gerald (Karen) Canada of Oak Hill and Anthony “Tony” Glen (Colleen) Canada, all of Oak Hill, and Michael Lennell (Rosetta) Canada of Scarbro; sisters, Gwendolyn Cookie (Michael) Adams and Adelia Lavern (Michael) Heflin, all of Cleveland, Ohio; special uncle, David (Libby) Canada of White Sulphur Springs; 12 grandkids, six great-grandkids and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Billy loved dancing, driving and his family. He is gone, but never forgotten.

Service was Oct. 21 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Bishop Thomas R. Murray Jr. officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, 130 Academy Drive, Dunbar.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Toney Colagrosso Jr.

Toney Colagrosso Jr., age 73, of Montgomery Heights, went home to be his Lord and Savior Oct. 15, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston after a short illness.

He was born Jan. 18, 1947 at Charleston General Hospital and was son of the late Tony Colagrosso and Peggy Colagrosso Wilson. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Bonnie, and grandson baby Thomas.

He was a life-long member of Kimberly Church of God, and a member of the Sunbeam Quartet.

He was a veteran of the U.S Army, the West Virginia Army National Guard and the West Virginia Air National Guard.

After retiring from the military, Toney continued his service to the West Virginia National Guard as the state Tri-Care representative. His life was spent in service to others and he loved the work he did for the National Guard.

Above all else, he loved his family and loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Toney was survived by his children, Anthony Colagrosso and his wife, Aimee, of Montana, Matthew Colagrosso and his wife, Jenny, of Charleston, Andrew Colagrosso and his wife, Angie, of Hurricane, Christopher Colagrosso and his wife, Stacey, of St. Albans, and Toni and her husband, Zack, of Montgomery; grandchildren, Erika, Calib and his wife, Nicole, Shannon, Sam, Landon, Gianna, Ella and Wyatt; great-grandchildren, Nova and Elara; brother, Richard Colagrosso; special cousin like a brother, Sam Colagrosso; best friend and like a brother, Smitty Smith; and a host of cousins, other family members, friends, and co-workers.

The funeral services were Oct. 22 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastors Dana Jones, Frank Thomas and Don Kinder and Chaplin (LTC) Mike Allen officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow.

Memorials may be made to either Breast Cancer Awareness or the American Cancer Society.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Eugene Dickens

Eugene Dickens, 48, of Sharon, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 21, 2020.

He was a loving, brother, son and father. He was an avid fisherman, loved to play video games, and enjoyed making people laugh.

Eugene was the son of Carolyn and the late Johnny Dickens.  

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Lee and David Dickens. They will all be together in Heaven now. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Michelle Chambers Dickens; children, Mackenzie and Brianna Dickens; sister, Sue Calloway; brothers, James M. Dickens (Nancy) and Johnny (Gina) Dickens; uncle, Randy Dickerson; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Robert Lee Edelman

Robert Lee Edelman, age 84, of Cannelton, passed away Sept. 22, 2020 after a long illness.

He was born in Smithers Jan. 6, 1936 and was the son of the late Frank and Kate Edelman. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany and received an honorable discharge.

He was retired from Cannelton Coal Company and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

Surviving: wife, Doris Edelman; daughters, Jean Brown and husband Larry and Susan Pugh and Mary Perdue, all of Mount Carbon. The family sends a special thanks to the employees of the Montgomery General Rehab and Nursing Unit.

Service was Sept. 24 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Joe Hubbard officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ruth Ann Hayes

In loving memory of Ruth Ann Hayes, 82, of Jodie, born Aug. 28, 1938 and welcomed into heaven with open arms by her loving husband, Bobby R. Hayes, on Oct. 10, 2020. 

She resided in Boomer with her daughter and her family. She was a homemaker, volunteered countless hours, worked at Simons Pharmacy and helped take care of her great-grandchildren, Michael and Jacob, who were her world. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby R. Hayes; infant daughter, Juanita; brother, Fenton Burdette; and parents, Lena and Carl Burdette.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Pam Prince, Joyce (Gary) McNeeley and Kenny (Kathy) Hayes; grandchildren, Amber Hayes, Stephanie Shuff, Colleen McNeeley, Carl Ray (Heather) Hayes and Michelle Abner; and her great-grandchildren, Vincent Ray Hayes, Shelby Shuff and Alyssa and Autumn Abner. 

She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her! 

Philippians 1:21: For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Service was Oct. 15 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Kenneth Hayes and Pastor Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Norman Delmer Holcomb

Norman Delmer Holcomb, 84, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 1, 2020, after a long illness and celebrated his 85th birthday in Heaven.                                                       

He attended Clay County High School. He served in the U.S. Army then worked in the steel mills, as a ship hand in the Great Lakes, and helped build the Summersville Damn.

In 1961 he entered the U.S. Air Force, served in the Vietnam War, Germany, Iceland, and many other temporary duty locations across the world. He was stationed in Mississippi, where he had his first child; in Ohio, where he had his second child; and he was also stationed in South Carolina, Michigan and in Colorado where he retired with 23 years honorable service.

He began a second career with Pitney-Bowes in West Virginia and then transferred to South Carolina where he retired again. Then he started working at Publix grocery store until he had to stop working there to care for Rose. He loved to work and provide for his family.

He also had a love for God, America, and for the outdoors, animals and gardening was his favorite (and bowling). In 2015 he returned to his beloved West Virginia after suffering a devastating stroke. With many prayers and hard work, he made a full recovery and moved into Broadmore Assisted Living in Hurricane, where he made many friends, two of which are Court and Jane. Thank you for being such good friends to our father and a special thank you to Carla, Jenna, Josh, Susan and the entire Veterans Affairs Home Based Program Team.  Daddy couldn’t have done as well as he did without you and the support you gave to his daughter.   

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Rose Ella (Foster); mother, Flora (Bird); and father, Alfred “Fred” Holcomb. 

He is the oldest of 12 children and is survived by his son, Norman D. Holcomb Jr. (Jacquine) of Parkersburg, and daughter, Kimberly Ann Mitchell (Eric) of Nitro; brothers, Noel Lee (Della) of Bomont, Keith (Patsy) of Lizemores, Destil (Grova) of St. Simons, Georgia, and Gary (Jomayne), Roger and Terry (Paula) of Lizemores; sisters, Nina Zinn (Luther) of Bedford, Virginia, Kathy Holly (Frank “Kayo”) of Jerusalem, Ohio, Sharon Steele of Charleston, and Kay Miller (Jack Mullins) and Beverly Dean, all of Lizemores; a special sister-in-law, Shirley Harold of Mount Olive; granddaughter, Molly (Jake) Garretson, seven step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, 47 nieces and nephews, 67 great-nieces and nephews, and 27 great-great-nieces and nephews. He is missed and loved by all his family.              

Services, with full military honors, were held Oct. 9 at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Memorial donations should be given to the Veterans Affairs, Huntington.

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro.

Norma Jean Hudnall

Norma Jean Hudnall, born Sept. 11, 1943, left this earth on Sept. 23, 2020 to be with the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marlin Hudnall; parents, Anna “Lula” and Edward Roberts; grandson, Brandon Cottrell; brothers, Freddie Roberts and James McClure; and a special brother-in-law, Ronnie Banks.

She is survived by her two daughters, Tammy (James) Butterworth and Carla Morgan; three sisters, Paulette Adkins, Darlene (David) Bryant and Reba Banks; grandkids, Alicia (Kris) Lowery and Shanda Hudnall, Cody Butterworth (Marcie) and Derek Butterworth (Cheyenne); and great-grandkids, Landon, Bradey, Christian, Brooklynn, Bryce and Blake.

Norma Jean was a member of Glasgow United Methodist Church and a caregiver to many.

Funeral service was Sept. 28 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum with Pastor Danny Moore officiating. Entombment followed the service at Kanawha Valley Memorial Mausoleum, Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Jerry Lee Hunley

Jerry Lee Hunley, 68, of London, passed away on Sept. 24, 2020 at home after a short illness.

Jerry was proud of his career as project superintendent from 1986 to 2015 with several companies.

He enjoyed watching WVU football, fishing, and most of all spending time with his grandbabies.

Per Jerry’s wishes, there will be no services.

He was preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Hunley Sr.; brother, Gary Hunley; paternal grandmother, Sally Hunley; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Hartzel Nelson; and special uncle, Frank Hunley.

He is survived by his mother, Marvolene Hunley of London; brother, William (Pam) Hunley Jr.; daughters Kelly (Danny) Price and Joni (Scott) Cummings; grandchildren, Taylor Hunley, Hunter (Isaac) Mills, Jarred Hunley, Jaci and Landon Cummings; two great-granddaughters, Skyla and Ellie Mills; his longtime best friend, Kinnie Hudnall; and several nieces and nephews.

Please send memorial donations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

James “Jimmy” Edward Jeffries Sr.

James “Jimmy” Edward Jeffries Sr., 75, of Montgomery Heights, made his transition from this world to his Heavenly home on Oct. 12, 2020.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1945 in Charleston, son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Audrey Brown Jeffries. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Sue Jeffries; his youngest son, Jerry Wayne Jeffries; granddaughter, Brandi Lynn Bodkins; sister, Elaine Ford; and brother, Jerry Jeffries.

He is survived by his daughter, Wanda J. Felton of Hartford City, Indiana; sons, Jim (Tricia) Jeffries of Charleston and Randall (Stacey) Jeffries of Charlton Heights; brothers, Benjamin (Kay) Jeffries of Glasgow and Charles Jeffries of Hugheston; sisters, Janice (Paul) Hudnall of Mt. Nebo and Judy (Richard) Hudnall of Newton; grandsons, Branden Lee McCormick of Gas City, Indiana, Tanner Douglas Ludlow of Anchorage, Alaska, Shane (Allie) Jeffries and Seth (Dasia) Jeffries, both of Charleston, and Gage Jeffries of Charlton Heights; granddaughters, Carrie Jeffries of Charleston and Jerreyanne Jeffries of Charlton Heights; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

At this time there will be no service or visitation.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Joe David McCallister Sr.

Joe David McCallister Sr., age 68, of Eskdale, died Sept. 21, 2020.

He was born May 22, 1952 in Charleston, the son of the late Marvin Howard and Anna Marie Buzzard McCallister.

He was a retired coal miner and retired from the City of Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Rebecca McCallister; children, Tina Jo Lynch (Chris Ward) of Decota and Jo David McCallister Jr.; grandchildren, Bryer Lynch (Kaylain) and Katelyn Rumberg (Brody); brothers, Mike McCallister (Carol) of Goshen, Indiana, Brent McCallister (Charlotte) of Ohley and Timmy McCallister (Cindy) of Tennessee; sister, Teresa Russell (Jack) of Leewood; many nieces and nephews; his best friend, Willie; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Service was Sept. 26 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Hilda McAtee

Hilda McAtee, 96, departed for her heavenly home on Oct. 8, 2020.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1924 and was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Effie (King) McAtee. She was also preceded by her sisters, Doris Roark, Reba Kincaid and Ruby Lavender. 

Hilda is survived by her brothers, Don (Martha) McAtee and Howard K. McAtee; and several nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service was held Oct. 12 at Montgomery Memorial Park with Rev. Nathan Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London. 

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

Arrangements by Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. 

Anthony “AJ” Justin Mullins

Anthony “AJ” Justin Mullins, 34, of Jodie, died Oct. 21, 2020.

He was born in Montgomery on May 3, 1986 to Zelma Mullins Sullivan and the late David Sullivan. He was also predeceased by his grandfather, Dick Mullins.

He is survived by his mother, Zelma Mullins Sullivan of Jodie; sister, Carrie Truman of Rich Creek; nephews, Shane, Nathan and Zack Truman of Rich Creek; sister, Tasha Mullins Truman of Rich Creek; nieces, Adrianna, Eliza and Amelia Truman, all of Rich Creek; sister, Amanda Kinser of Mt. Nebo; maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Bill and Francis Nichols of Jodie; many aunts, uncles, cousins who loved him dearly.

A memorial service was held at the turn in Jodie on Oct. 25, with Jason and Larry Skaggs officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Paul Thomas Nuckols

Paul Thomas Nuckols, 46, of Belle, passed away Oct. 9, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Preceding him in death was his father, Robert Charles Nuckols.

Surviving are his mother, Judy Nuckols of Belle; brother, David (Jennifer) Nuckols of Chelyan; nieces, Makayla Grounds of Culloden and Caily Nuckols of Belle; and nephews, Noah Nuckols of Belle and Logan Grounds of Glasgow.

Graveside funeral services were held Oct. 14 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with Pastor Larry Walker officiating.

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

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Donald Ray Peck

Donald Ray Peck, 67, of Montgomery, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020.

He was born on April 20, 1953 in Blount, son of the late Clarence and Beatrice Facemeyer Peck.

He is survived by his daughters, Heather Bukus (Scott), Nichole McClain (Anthony) and Tina Canterbury (Kevin); grandchildren, Lawanda, Katelyne, Logan and Sophia; sisters, Barbara Nickson and Beulah Stephenson; brother, Gary Pack; and his special friend and caregiver, Kim Wagner.

At this time there will be no services or visitation.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Pamela Lynn Coleman Politino

Pamela Lynn Coleman Politino, age 61, of Kimberly, went to rest Oct. 5, 2020.

She was born April 11, 1959 in Montgomery, the daughter of the late Robert and Betty Ann Farley Coleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Politino; and also her two brothers, Larry and Bobby Coleman.

Surviving: brother, John W. Coleman of Montgomery; sisters, Margaret Burrough and her husband, Gary, of Mount Carbon, Susan Vittori and her husband, Michael, of Stanley, North Carolina and Sandra Latta and her husband, Ricky, of Hampton, Virginia; she also had several nieces and nephews which she loved and also an aunt, Debbie Abbott. that she loved.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Pam’s family has chosen to keep any services private for the family. Pam will be laid to rest by her husband at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow. 

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Elisa Rose

On Oct. 18, 2020, God called our sweet Lisa home.

She was a resident of Montgomery Rehab and Nursing in Montgomery for two years.

She resided in Columbia with her parents, Eugene and LaVonne Rose, until their death. She then made her home with her loving sister, Mary.

Elisa was born in Charlton Heights on Aug. 4, 1965.

She had Down syndrome. Elisa was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, and great-aunt, and had a great amount of family and friends.

She attended Cannelton School for Exceptional Children. She could read, write, talk with sign language, loved to sing and play games. She loved camping, and the pontoon boat. She was active in Special Olympics.

She attended Kimberly Church of God, and later in life attended New Beginnings Church in Shrewsbury.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and LaVonne Rose of Kimberly; a niece, Morgan Caroline Rose; and a great-niece, Kerrigan Elizabeth Richmond.

Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Mary and Claude Richmond of Kimberly; brothers, Michael and Vicki Rose of St. Albans and Tim and Gretchen Rose of Charleston; nephews, Jeremy and Beverly Richmond of Oak Hill and Travis and Jill Rose of St. Albans; nieces, Michele and Dean Porter of Santa Clearita, California and Baylee Rose of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; great-nieces, Daisy Porter, Vivian Porter, Jocelyn Rose and Sidney Greer, all of Tennessee; great-nephews, Dawson Rose of St. Albans and Josh Greer of Tennessee; aunts, Lemoine Hogan of North Carolina and Aretta Rose of Ohio; uncles, Pete and Bernie Coffman of Baltimore, Maryland, whom she adored. She also left a host of cousins and great friends. We would like to thank everyone at Montgomery Rehab and Nursing for all their concern, love, and great care for Elisa and Hospice of Charleston for her last days and hours of comfort care.

In lieu of flowers, please visit an elderly friend, feed the birds, a squirrel, or drop off dog or cat food to a shelter in Elisa’s name as she loved all of Gods creation. She was a Christian and loved to praise the Lord or you can make a donation to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.
A private family service was held Oct. 23 and Elisa was then laid to rest with her predeceased family.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Shirley Jane Rose

Shirley Jane Rose, 81, of Boomer, died on Oct. 19, 2020.

She was born in Gauley Bridge on March 16, 1939 to the late Raymond and Pearl Alexander West. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Rose.

Shirley was dedicated to her family and a former member of Bible Baptist in Belva.

She is survived by her sons, John Rose of Gauley Bridge and Carl Rose of Trenton, Ohio; daughter, Beth Fish (Louie) of Boomer; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Bailey of Washington Court House, Ohio and Marretta Taylor (Sonny) of Indore; and brother, Dennis West of Indore.

Service was Oct. 25 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed at Rest Lawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Mylissa Ann Smith

Mylissa Ann Smith, 53, of Belle, passed away Oct. 3, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Division following a short illness.

She was a registered nurse for Kanawha Hospice Care and a member of Belle Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Maynard.

Surviving are her husband, Wesley Smith of Belle; son, Joshua (Emily) Smith of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; daughter, Mackenzie (Zayne) Bryant of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; father, Dallis Maynard of Belle; grandmother, Edna Copley; sister, Marsha (Herbie) Burke of Lexington, Kentucky; and grandchildren, Jaeden, Sophia, Emma and Ella Smith.

A walk-through visitation, followed by a private funeral service with Minister Joe Pauley officiating, was held Oct. 6 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle. In keeping with Mylissa’s final requests, her cremation wishes were honored following the service.

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

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Susan (Buckley) Stevenson

Susan (Buckley) Stevenson, 60, of Montgomery Heights, passed away due to a sudden illness, and went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2020.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Lora Buckley, Daniel Buckley and Tom Hutchinson.

Susan is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Charles Stevenson; children, Ladonna Buckley, Kayla Shaffer (Michael), Tina Stevenson, Lora Stevenson and Charlie Stevenson (Samantha); nine grandchildren; and her fur baby, Zorah AKA Miss Priss.

She was an active member in the community and the arts community. Susan had many hobbies which included traveling, cooking (creating cooking tutorials), crafting, photography and genealogy.

Susan was the unofficial news broadcaster in the Upper Kanawha Valley. She loved being in the spotlight and was a self-made celebrity; she had a large global fan base, and was beloved by all. Susan’s legacy of love, care and compassion will be echoed in the hearts of many.

Graveside service was held Oct. 15 at Montgomery Memorial Park in London with Bishop Thomas Murray Jr. officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Gary L. Tincher

After a long illness, Gary L. Tincher, 70, of Pratt, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 16, 2020. He died peacefully at home with his loved ones where he wanted to be.

He was a former pastor at First Baptist Church of Standard; the president and part owner in Tincher Safety, Inc. for 30 years; and had worked for many years previous to that at various mines, including Capital Fuels, Hawks Nest Mining and Cannelton Industries.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, DiAnna; his son, Gary “Scott” Tincher and his wife, Terri, of Fayetteville; his son, Christopher B. Tincher of Pratt; his grandchildren, Brooke Tincher and husband Shoichi Nakayama of Westland, Michigan, David Tincher of Morgantown, Hilary Martin (Jerry) of Danese and Timothy Bass (Jaclyn) of Oak Hill; great-grandchildren, Shannon and Scarlet Martin of Danese and Bentley and Ethan Bass of Oak Hill; sisters, Carolyn Sue McCune (Gordon) of Standard, Deborah King (Kendrick) of War and Teresa Snodgrass (David) of Standard; brother, James “Larry” Tincher of Hansford; many nieces and nephews and many friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his mother and dad, Madge and James “Everett” Tincher; his grandparents, Joe and Lottie Marsh; and his sister, Janice Hughes (Ronald) of Gary, Indiana.

He has left a void that can never be filled. 

Due to COVID, a graveside service was held for family members only at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow on Oct. 24, with Pastor Gary “Scott” Tincher officiating.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later time and will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dry Branch Independent Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 14, Dry Branch, WV 25061 or a charity of your choosing.

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

James Edward Tucker

James Edward Tucker, 48, of Somerset, New Jersey, formerly of Montgomery, passed away Sept. 21, 2020.

A service was held Sept. 26 at Gleason Funeral Home, Somerset, which assisted the family.

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

Information provided by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Vanita June Webb

Vanita June Webb, 95, of Charlton Heights, went home to be with our Lord on Sept. 19, 2020 at the home of her daughter after her battle with dementia. She was lovingly cared for by Shawn and Trisha (Cookie) in her final weeks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Comer.

She was born March 10, 1925 at Camden on Gauley. She had six siblings. She was a very kind and giving woman.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, June Click of Evans; son, Robert Hickman (Sherry) of Fish Creek; and daughter, Shawn Withrow (David) of Falls View. She was blessed with eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

My mom will always be my best friend, and my heart.

A memorial service was held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, on Sept. 28, with Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Judy Kay Whitt

Judy Kay Whitt, 79, of Alta, passed away on Oct. 19, 2020 after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Earl and Margaret Johnson of Boomer. 

Judy is survived by her husband of 46 years, Cecil “Butch” Whitt of Alta; her son, March Tucker Jr. of Charleston; her daughter, Kimberly (Ed) Debolt of Dunbar; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service was held on Oct. 23 at Montgomery Memorial Park. 

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

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

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