Anthony Joe Hamitou

Anthony Joe Hamitou, 26, of Gallagher, died June 27, 2019.

He is survived by his sister, Angela Lucenti of Charleston; and brothers, Alen Smith and Andrew Hughes, both of Gallagher.

A celebration of his life was held on July 15 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Richard Jackson Legg

Richard Jackson Legg, 83, of Buda, Texas, passed away on March 18, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born in Boomer on Jan. 22, 1936. He was preceded by his parents, William Cecil Legg and Goldie Talmage Legg, and brother, William Cecil Legg II.

Richard graduated from Gauley Bridge High School, attended West Virginia Tech and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked in sales and management throughout his career.

Richard had a deep love of music, especially big band and gospel music. Richard played the trumpet and sang passionately in the Mims Baptist Church Choir in Conroe, Texas.

Richard was an all-around athlete, playing baseball, basketball, bowling and golf. He coached Little League baseball and mentored youth through sports.

Richard is survived by Gleeta Legg, his loving wife of 55 years, of Buda; son, Tim Legg of Austin, Texas; sister, Sue Harrison-Srofe of Portsmouth, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Adria Villarreal of Austin; and granddaughter, Gracie McIntosh of Austin.
Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Richard's family on his online memorial site.

Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, Kyle, Texas.

Kimberly Anne Moore

On June 11, 2019, Kimberly Anne Moore went home to be with our Heavenly Father after a serious illness.

She was preceded in death by her father, James C. Johnson of Lawton, Oklahoma, and her daughter, DeAnna Dawn Moore, also of Lawton.

She is survived by her husband, James M. Moore of Bentree; her daughter, Ashley Elswick and son-in-law Chris Elswick of Belva; her son, James Moore II and daughter-in-law Christine Moore of Boomer; her grandchildren, Colton Elswick, Clinton Elswick, Isabella Elswick and Clayton Elswick, all of Belva, and Elicia Moore of Virginia.

She will be forever loved and very missed.

A celebration of her life was held July 13 at her home church, Glen Ferris Apostolic Church, with Pastor Sal Bria officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Laura Jeanette Morton

Laura Jeanette Morton, 88, of Bentree, departed for her heavenly home on July 14, 2019 after an extended illness.

Jeanette was born on Feb. 16, 1931 in Nallen, daughter of the late Richard Monroe and Cora Belle Samples Davis.

Jeanette spent her formative years in Horner’s Fork in Clay County, where she attended elementary and Clay County High School. She was one of those people that really did walk over a mile to and from school each day.

Jeanette loved to garden and spend time with her family. When her children would come to spend the weekend, she loved staying up to the wee hours of the morning laughing and talking.

Although Jeanette didn’t work primarily outside of the home, she ran her home like a Fortune 500 company. She was the CEO, ensuring deadlines and schedules were met, and oversaw a very tight budget, making sure to use every penny wisely, yet putting back some for a rainy day.

Jeanette was a true 1950s mom in the fact that she had a set schedule for when things were to be done. For example, Monday was laundry day, Friday was grocery day and dinner each day was promptly at 5 p.m. and you had better not be late.

Jeanette was so much more than just a mother; she was a doctor, lawyer, hairdresser/barber, carpenter, accountant, financial planner, Avon representative, psychologist, negotiator, innovator, mentor, best friend, confidant and was deeply loved and respected by her children and grandchildren.

Jeanette was a Christian and a member of Ida Baptist Church in Bentree.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her husbands, the father of her children, Roy L. Grose Jr.; the man who helped raise her children, Charles L. “Leck” O’Dell; and the man she spent and enjoyed her golden years with, Arthur M. Morton. Also preceding her in death was her son, Fred L. Grose; great-grandson, Colin Grose; and siblings, Richard Jr., Maxine, Clarence, Wilda Jean Davis and Reva Brown.

Surviving Jeanette are her daughter, Pamela (David) Wilson of Victor; sons, Roger (Sharon) Grose of Marietta, Ohio and Bob (Debra) Grose of Bentree; former daughter-in-law, Nita (Harold) Cline of Wayside; grandchildren, Justin (Kristi) Wilson of Meeker, Colorado, Matthew (Elizabeth) Wilson of Victor, Noah (Nikki) Grose of Pickerington, Ohio, Natalie (Craig) Laake of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amanda (Christy) Shelton of Lizemores, Jonathan (Beth) Grose of Gauley Bridge, Kelly (Jeff) Morton of Belva, Freddie (Jenny) Rinck of Kansas City, Missouri and Jennifer Johnson and Becky Grose, both of Princeton; great-grandchildren, Riley and Skyler Wilson, Emory and Elliott Grose, Matt Shelton, Haley, Zoey and Kyle Grose, Madison and Brooklyn Morton, Gannan, Fury, Ivan and Neffie Rinck, Amya Hill, Makaylie Grose and Brian Hill; siblings, Russ Davis of Slidell, Louisianna and Calvin Davis of Lockport, New York.

Services were held at Ida Baptist Church in Bentree on July 17. Burial was at the Keenan Cemetery, Drennen. 

The family would appreciate your memorial gifts or donations to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd West, Charleston, WV 25387 or online at

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Benjamin Lee Smith

Benjamin Lee Smith, 39, of Smithers, passed away on July 5, 2019 following a short illness.

Ben was born to Vicki Smith and his father, the late Jimmy “Jive” Javis.

Ben was a 1999 Valley High School graduate.

He was employed at several different jobs, including Montgomery General Hospital, Kroger and then lastly FedEx, where he has been employed the last 10 years.

Ben was a people person and to know him was to love him and he always had a smile on his face. Also he always had a hug that was unforgettable to anyone that needed it and a laugh that would fill a room.

Ben enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a love for music. Ben had two families he deeply cared for, his own and his FedEx family, and also a tremendous love for his country.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, great-uncle, several cousins and close friends.

Left to cherish his memories are his mother, Vicki Smith; sisters, April Smith and Jessica Adkins; and also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service was held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Fr. Dominik Baok officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Elsie Francis Sodder

Elsie Francis Sodder, 83, of Falls View, died July 13, 2019.

She was born in Boomer on Oct. 31, 1935 to the late Domenick and Lemma Filomena Fish. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Sodder; sisters-in-law, Pauline Fish and Sandy Fish; and brothers, John Joseph Fish, Frank Tony Fish and Samuel Eugene Fish.

She was a very active member of St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer, as well as a member of the Catholic Daughters/St. Theresa Society.

She was retired from Montgomery General Hospital.

She is survived by her brothers, John Robert (Eunice) Fish of Boomer, William Ralph “Totty” (Sally) Fish of Tennessee, James R. “Timmy” Fish of Boomer, Louis F. Fish of Boomer and Anthony “Buzzy” (Marilyn) of Boomer; sister, Faye (Ted) Porada of Luling, Louisiana, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial was held July 17 at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer, with Father Leon Alexander as celebrant. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Linda Lee White Vanmeter

Linda Lee White Vanmeter, 75, of Smithers, died July 7, 2019.

She was born May 14, 1944 at Sand Lick, the daughter of the late Allen and Lenora Castlee Lester White.

Surviving: husband, Robert DeWitt Vanmeter; daughter, Kathryn of Cannelton; two grandchildren and one sister of Pratt.

There will not be any visitation or service.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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