In memory

Joey Adkins

Joey Adkins, 76, of Fayetteville, died Aug. 22, 2021 at Encompass Health and Rehab in Princeton.

Born Aug. 30, 1944 in Toney Hollow, he was the son of the late Earl Hirl and Livie Mae Smith Adkins.

Joey was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1963 to 1966. He was a coal miner and member of the UMWA from 1969 to 1978. In 1978 he began working for MSHA as a Federal Mine Inspector, a job he held until 1999.  

Three brothers, Harold Junior Adkins, Eddie Joseph Adkins and Franklin D. Adkins, preceded him in death.

Joey leaves behind his loving wife, Rebecca Fernandez Adkins; three children, Kenneth Adkins and wife Kelly of Scarbro, Patty Adkins and Teresa Adkins Larson and husband Steve of Patterson, North Carolina; and three grandchildren, Wyatt Adkins and fiancée Allison Fitz of Morgantown, Madison Adkins of Johnson City, Tennessee and Kayanna Larson of Patterson, North Carolina.

Also surviving are brothers, Norman Ray Adkins of Kinston, North Carolina, Grover Lee Adkins of Oak Hill, Bernice Dewey “Pete” Adkins of Michigan and Calvin Adkins of Scarbro; sisters, Lula Mae Robinson Bills of Gatewood, Bula Heath and Brenda Davis, both of Kinston, North Carolina, and Beatrice Jean “Jeannie” Tucker and husband John and Shelia Pritt and husband James, all of Fayetteville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

It was Joey’s wish to be cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

For anyone wishing to make a memorial contributions, the family suggests St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105  or the charity of your choice. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Martha Jane Johnston Aliff

Martha Jane Johnston Aliff, 90, of Oak Hill, passed away Aug. 14, 2021, at her home of 52 years surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 19, 1931, in Pembroke, Virginia, daughter of the late Fredrick Lee and India Snow Webb Johnston. She met the love of her life, Billy, at a church “dinner on the grounds” in Pax while visiting her aunt and uncle. She waited for Billy to return from his Army service in Korea and they quickly got married.

Martha had an incredible work ethic and passed that legacy to her kids. She worked as an accounting clerk for Long-Airdox and usually turned on the lights in the morning and was the last person to leave in the evening.

She was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church where she served for many years as the treasurer, even during the stressful years of rebuilding after the fire in the early 1990s.

She was a loyal volunteer of the Fayette County CVB and was in charge of organizing the vendors for Bridge Day for many years.

She was an avid iPhone user and was never afraid of technology.

Above all, Martha loved spending time with her family and never smiled more than when she was with her grandchildren.

Granny made the world’s best pound cake, loved playing the piano for the Men’s Bible Class, made coconut cake and oysters at Christmas, and she never missed an opportunity to watch her grandkids in a theater production or sporting event.

Although she was without her Billy for the last 24 years, she always remained strong, independent and involved in her community.

Mom had a “green thumb” and always had a tabletop of beautiful African violets. If the weather was at all favorable, you could find her sitting on her porch, admiring her yard and keeping an eye on the Jones Avenue traffic.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband and three siblings. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Deborah L. Sizemore (Gary), Henry Franklin “Frankie” Aliff (Carol) and Robby J. Aliff (Tracy Wilkerson); grandchildren, Benjamin Sizemore (Tara), Emily Hankins (Joel), Meredith Aliff, Wilkes Aliff and Nora Aliff; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Johnston.

Funeral service was held Aug. 17 at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church with Dr. Ken Krimmel and Pastor Ellen File officiating. Burial followed at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Plateau Ministerial Association Food Pantry, c/o the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 250 Main Street, Oak Hill, WV  25901.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Wanda Lou Arrington

Wanda Lou Arrington, age 73, of Beckley, passed away at home Aug. 6, 2021.

On Dec. 9, 1947, Wanda was born in Page, daughter of the late Katie Marie McKinney and John Everett Arrington. 

Wanda led much of her life carrying a contagious passion and zeal for animals, children, gardening, sewing, music and fishing.

The depth of her love was never questioned and was always evident in the radiant warmth and care she gave to her family and those around her. Wanda was a solid and steady matriarch, absolutely fearless in speaking the truth and expecting respect.

Her relationship with Jesus Christ filled the core of her soul, and she shared his love, sacrifice, and redeeming act at the cross with everyone she knew.

Dancing to the beat of her own drum, she’d gather her children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by the hand to hear their hearts, wipe their tears, share their laughter, and wrap them in love so deep and wide; sorrows would drown in her arms. There is none to compare to her, and there can be none that ever will.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, Katie Marie McKinney and John Everett Arrington; her sister, Eva Gail; and her brothers, Everett Arrington and Jack Allen Arrington. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Teresa Cooper; her sons, Zane and Raymond Frye; grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob and Matthew Daniel, Rachel Quesenberry, Megan Wheeler, Zane Ray Frye and Amber Frye; great-grandchildren, Nevaeha, Chenoa, Silas, Shylah Wheeler, Adalyn and Jaxon Quesenberry, Beonca, Brentan, Braven and Brantley Daniel, Abel Daniel and Briar Rose Frye. 

Services were Aug. 11 at High Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Gillman of Oak Hill officiating. Interment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park. 

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Nancy Carol Summerfield Arritt

Nancy Carol Summerfield Arritt passed away on Aug. 12, 2021.

She was born on Sept. 5, 1951, daughter of the late James Zane and Gladys Crawford Summerfield.

She is survived by her brother, J. Zane Summerfield; her daughter and son-in-law, Katherine Arritt and Joseph Mosco; and her three grandchildren, John, Ian and Lily.

Nancy graduated from Fayetteville High School and from Marshall University with a degree in business administration.

Nancy spent nearly 30 years working in labor relations in coal and a variety of other industries.

A voracious reader, Nancy spent her spare time reading every book she could get her hands on and three or four newspapers a day. She also had a daily ritual of reading the local obituaries, a habit she developed in high school while working at the flower shop in Fayetteville.

A fiercely independent and strong-willed woman, after retirement, she unapologetically filled her days with the things she loved the most: books, dogs and her grandchildren.

Despite her large collection of colorful handbags and matching shoes, Nancy subscribed to a Buddhist life philosophy. In our grief, she would remind us to breathe, “In, out. Deep, slow. Calm, ease. Smile, release. Present moment, wonderful moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh.

No visitation is planned at this time, due to the ongoing concerns of Covid-19. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local humane society or animal shelter.

Cheryl Lynn Smith Baume

Cheryl Lynn Smith Baume, age 58, of Beckley, passed away Aug. 13, 2021. 

Born April 23, 1963, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carolyn J. Vandall Williams and the late Kenneth L. Williams.

Cheryl was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Operation Desert Storm. She was the first woman from West Virginia to serve in the Marine Corps.

Cheryl played piano, was an avid gardener and attended the Bradley Freewill Baptist Church. 

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Jeremy Mayer; and her daughter, Jess Mayer (Meg), and her fiancé, Danny Aldridge.

Services were Aug. 18 at the Bradley Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, with military graveside honors, was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope. 

Lemon Jacob Bennett

Lemon Jacob Bennett, of Oak Hill, passed away surrounded by family on Aug. 6, 2021 at the Summersville Memorial Hospital of a chronic illness he bravely battled for many years.

Born April 5, 1928 in Pool, he was the son of the late Bernard Cleveland and Mary (Humphries) Bennett. He was also predeceased by four sisters and eight brothers.

Lemon was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York.

He is survived by his other half of 67 years, Jessie Dawe Bennett; two daughters, Pamela (Christopher) Moynier and Valarie (Thomas) Sylvester; grandchildren, Anita (Darrell) Cartwright, Steven Moynier, Clara Perryman, Terry (Ashley) Sylvester, Rodney (Tim) Moynier and Pamela Moynier/Steven Blalock; six great-grandchildren; beloved sister-in-law and insult banter-buddy, Frances Fix, a.k.a. “Gravel Gurtie.” He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as his two “poo-dells,” Coco and Cody, whom he spoiled daily.      

Lemon, Jake to friends and family, was a U.S. Army veteran and proudly served his country in Korea.

Jake was a devoted, hard-working husband and father who took pride in being so. Always busy with a project but never too busy to help family, friends or neighbors.

He was a fierce card player and rarely missed an opportunity to beat you in a game of Setback or Canasta, with a twinkle in his eye.

In his earlier years, he was an avid coon hunter (loved his Black and Tan hounds), fisherman and all-around outdoorsman.

Funeral services were held Aug. 9 in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Aaron Evans officiating. Interment followed in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.

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

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Gary Allen Bill II

Gary (“Duke” or “Wild Bill”) Allen Bill II, 45, of Victor, passed Aug. 20, 2021 in Oak Hill. 

He was the son of Gary Bill Sr. and Diana Rose Bill. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Anita Legg Bill; mother, Diana Bill; son, Lloyd Bill; sister, Christina (Jessica Dorsey) Bill; brother, David (Leann) Bill; nephews, Jeffrey Bill and Tyler Bill; cousin, Sarah Bill; and many friends. 

Service will be at Wallace & Wallace, Ansted, on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Danny Legg officiating. Burial will follow at Legg Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Michael Lee Bonds

After a month of constant hospital visits Mike passed peacefully July 19, 2021, in hospice at CAMC Memorial, Charleston.

Michael Lee Bonds was born July 12, 1955, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, son of the late Sidney Johnson and Willie Marie Underwood Bonds.

The youngest of seven children, he also was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Marie Farley (Ditty) and Sylvia Sidney Niday (Butchie).   

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 24 years, Drema Lee Bonds; son, Michael Lee Bonds Jr.; sisters, Peggy (Judes) Meadows of Epperly Hill, Juanita Sue Howerton of Beckley and Nancy (Gary) Soltes of Richmond, Virginia; and brother, Sonny (Dolly) of Sophia.  

Mike graduated from Sophia High School.

He recently became a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

As a dedicated member of the Sophia VFW, Mike participated with the military rites group, assisting with the funerals of many veterans, and served as a trustee of the Eagles Club in Mabscott.

At one time he was employed by DuPont in Waynesboro, Virginia.

As a proud West Virginia coal miner, Mike was previously employed with Ranger Fuel and Pittston coal mines and was a member of the UMWA Beckley District #17. He faithfully attended the union meetings. 

A man who never met a stranger, he was kind to everyone he met and knew.  Mike loved life and enjoyed his many friends and family. His zest for life will be missed by his family and those that were blessed to know him.

It was his wish that his body be donated to the Human Gift Registry at the WV Osteopathic School in Lewisburg to be used for training new doctors.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Donna Lee Hinds Bryant

Donna Lee Hinds Bryant, 75, of Oak Hill, WV died Aug. 16, 2021 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born March 7, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late William Fulton and Caroline Allen Hinds.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Franklin Bryant Sr. on July 23, 1994.

Memories will forever be cherished by her daughter, Michelle R. Scarbro, and her husband, Kenneth; son, MSGT Robert F. Bryant Jr. (USAF Retired) and wife Janet; and grandson, Joshua D. Scarbro.

Services were Aug. 21 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Pete Lokant officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Leva “Ann” Buckland

Leva “Ann” Buckland, born in Oak Hill on April 3, 1964, and a graduate of Fayetteville High School Class of 1982, unexpectedly passed away Aug. 10, 2021 at her home at the young age of 57.

Ann spent most of her life in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she enjoyed the beach lifestyle but the mountains were where she felt most at home. Ann was loved by all who crossed her path. Her smile could light up a room and many smiles there were. The memories of Ann will remain in the hearts of those who cherished her forever.

Loved ones left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory include her beloved mother, Carolyn Buckland of Fayetteville; sister, Brenda Jeffries of Fayetteville; brother, Henry Buckland (Brian) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; her four nieces, Ginger Payne, Regina Gilliam (David) and Nellie Lesher (Lyle), all of Fayetteville, and Erica Payne (fiancé’ Tyler) of Surfside Beach, South Carolina; her six great-nephews; cousins, Wallace “JR” Cutright (Christi) and Greg Cutright; and her treasured four-legged companion, Rivers, in addition to many special friends that had become family over the years.

Ann was preceded in death by her father, Everett Buckland of Fayetteville, in 2007.

Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Danny Goins officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Friends and family may send words of comfort to the family at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Carol Sue Grose Davis

Carol Sue Grose Davis, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away Aug. 15, 2021 at home.

Carol was born on Nov. 11, 1954 in Albany, Georgia, daughter of the late Orville Steve Grose and Voneda Higginbotham Grose.

Carol was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, painting, swimming, sewing and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her animals, never turning one away.

In addition to her parents, Carol is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Nevaeh Rayne Davis.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 42 years, Michael Davis of Fayetteville; daughter, Belinda (Jason) Nichols of North Branch, Michigan; sons, Steven Davis of Fayetteville and Dennis (Kim) Davis of Fayetteville; sister, Brenda O’Brian of Corning, New York; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Memorial services were held Aug. 22 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Gillman officiating.

Daniel Allen Dobbs

Daniel Allen Dobbs, 60, of Glen Jean, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Aug. 8, 2021, at his home.

Dan was born Nov. 15, 1961, in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Gaillard Allen “Al” Dobbs and Catheline “Joy” Lewis Dobbs.

Dan graduated from Westland High School and attended The Ohio State University.

He was a photographer for 40 years, a dedicated political campaign volunteer, godfather, father, and a very proud Opa (grandfather.)

Dan was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Dobbs.

He is survived by his children, Danielle, Jessica and Patrick; son-in-law, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins; close cousins, Traci, Patrick and Victoria Lewis; and close family friends, the Charneski family.

A memorial service will be held in Columbus, Ohio sometime this fall. Once there are arrangement details, family and friends will be notified.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Terry Lee Dunbar II

Terry Lee Dunbar II, 49, of Piney View, passed away Aug. 18, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born May 4, 1972 in Beckley, he was the son of the Terry Dunbar Sr. and the late Dixie Carol Lambert Dunbar.

Lee was a auto mechanic and loved working on anything that had a motor in it. He especially enjoyed riding motorcycles, his lawn mowers that he fixed up, hunting, fishing, and anything that had to do with being outdoors. Lee was well known for fixing people's cars and would get calls even from out of state friends asking questions on how to fix their own cars. 

Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Terry Raymond Dunbar and Adam Raymond Dunbar; father, Terry Dunbar Sr.; three grandchildren; and brother, Eric Spencer Dunbar.

Funeral service was Aug. 24 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Pastor Phil Farrington officiating. Burial followed at Dunbar Cemetery, up McDowell Hollow Road in Clear Creek.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Alfred Leroy “Sonny” Gilkey

Alfred Leroy “Sonny” Gilkey, age 77, of Oak Hill, passed away on Aug. 21, 2021, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. 

Known as Sonny to everyone, he was born Nov. 21, 1943, in Oak Hill, and was the son of the late Alex Gilkey and Dorothy Pittman Gilkey Mills. 

Sonny was a millwright and conveyor installer. 

Surviving are his wife, Karen Elaine Blethen Gilkey; children, Marie Gilkey (Jesse) Flores and children Cristina (Hugo) Octaviano and great-grandchildren Alexis, Mason and Lainey; Ernie (Victoria) Flores and great-grandchildren Trey and Leah; Mark (Cathy) Gilkey and great-granddaughter Vayda Gilkey; Barbara (Tony) Smith and children Keira and Kiley; Justin Gibson; Mindy Williams and children Sierra and Austyn and great-grandchildren Kason and Taylin; David Williams and daughter Hannah Williams. Also, surviving is one brother, Lloyd Gilkey.

In keeping with Sonny’s wishes, he will be cremated, and no service will be held at this time. 

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefunealhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Nadine McMann Keener Guilliams

Nadine McMann Keener Guilliams, 89, of Quinwood, passed away Aug. 1, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Ronceverte surrounded by her loving family. 

Born on April 11, 1932 at Orient Hill, she was the daughter of the late Leo Anderson and Beatrice Hizer McMann. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Jackson Keener; her second husband, Harold Randolph Guilliams; sons, Jimmy Keener, Clarence “CL” Keener and Johnny Ray Keener; daughter, Katheryn Keener Grose; sisters, Janet Pritt, Wanda O’Dell and Betty Nutter; and a brother, Leo Gerald McMann. 

Nadine was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church of Lewisburg. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and sister. She will be missed. 

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Randy Keener Sr. and wife Gayle of Quinwood, Pastor Richard “Rick” Keener and wife Shelby of Lewisburg and Gene Keener and wife Lotus of Mt. Airy, North Carolina; daughter, Judy Keener Tamea and husband Dr. Conrad “Bud” of St. Petersburg, Florida; sisters, Elma Nutter of Russellville and Shirley and husband Freddie Parkins of Ansted; 13 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren. 

Service was Aug. 5 at House of Prayer, Charmco, with Pastor Richard D. Keener, Pastor Freddie R. Parkins Sr. and Pastor Rodney Nutter officiating. Burial followed at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. 

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Jackie B. “Jack” Guthrie

Jackie B. “Jack” Guthrie, 58, passed away July 30, 2021, on his way to the hospice house in Beckley. 

He was born Aug. 14, 1962 to Robert B. Guthrie Jr. and Beulah May Tilley Guthrie who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Marjorie Guthrie; daughter, Jackie Ray Guthrie; brothers, Randall Church and Edward Ball (Dolly); and sister, Linda Crawford. 

Jack is survived by stepdaughter, Kari Elkins (Mark); son, Robert Guthrie of Ansted; brothers, Fred Ball Sr. and Randy Guthrie (Yvette) of Oak Hill; brothers-in-law, Thomas Ingram (Patricia) and Dennis Ingram (Michelle Cassell) of Ansted; nieces, Pamela Mink (Blake) of Tennessee, Crystal Ball, Christie Campbell (Grant), Jennifer Guthrie (Johnny Ward) and April Bryant (Justin) of Oak Hill, Hannah Critchley (Joe) of Ansted and Holly Ingram (William Brogan) of Charleston; nephews, Fred Ball (Angela) of Shady Springs and Jason Ball of Fayetteville; and great-nieces and nephews which will carry on his memory and his stories of this life. 

A visitation was held Aug. 2 at Wallace & Wallace, Ansted. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Glenna Mae “Sparkle” Blackwell Honaker

Glenna Mae “Sparkle” Blackwell Honaker, 73, of Scarbro, passed away Aug. 6, 2021 at CAMC General, surrounded by her loving family.  

Born Dec. 7, 1947 at Lochgelly, she was the daughter of the late Howard Glenn and Roberta Davis Blackwell.  

She was a retired employee of Stone & Thomas and an avid caregiver.

She was a member of the Scarbro Baptist Church of Scarbro where she attended faithfully and enjoyed singing in the choir.

Sparkle was a reflection of her nickname given by her Grandpa — being the brightest light in her family and friends’ lives. She will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles “Butch” Honaker; her daughter, Melinda and her husband, Keith Zutaut, of Virginia; her son, Chuck and his wife, Sherri of Scarbro; and grandchildren, Allyson Zutaut, Tabetha Soberdash, Brent Zutaut, Travis Honaker and Trista Honaker.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Neuro ICU at CAMC General for their compassionate care given not only to Sparkle but to her family as well.

Services were Aug. 14 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with the Rev. Jerry Cook officiating. Burial followed at the High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com.  

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Michael Lynn Hughes

Michael Lynn Hughes, age 52, of Gauley Bridge, passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Michael was born on Jan. 2, 1969 to Franklin D. Hughes and Carolyn Sue Hughes (Ward) in Charlton Heights and was raised in Dixie, where he spent most of his life. 

Besides being with family and friends, Michael had a passion for watching movies, playing cards and going on drives. Michael spent his last years caring for his mother, and ensuring she was taken care of at all times. Michael will always be remembered for his kind heart, gentle nature, and willingness to help others. 

Michael was preceded in death by his father, as well as his best friend, Brian Eastman of Ansted. He leaves behind his mother, Sue Hughes; brother, Franklin D. Hughes Jr. (Tena); sister, Penny Bean (Terry); as well as three nephews and two nieces. 

There will be no services at this time.

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

Arrangements by Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Carol Sue Treadway Hurt

Carol Sue Treadway Hurt, age 64, of Oak Hill, passed away on July 27, 2021, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Born Sept. 15, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Treadway and Evelyn Conley Wade.

Carol worked as a bartender at Elliot’s for several years. She loved horses, butterflies, gardening, and spending time with children.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline Hunter and Sandra Adkins; baby brothers, Roy Treadway and Roger Treadway; and brothers-in-law, Harold Adkins and Samuel Martin.

Carol will be deeply missed by her husband, Michael “Mike” Wayne Hurt; children, Matthew Evans and Evelyn Evans (Roger Hinkle); stepchildren, Amanda Hurt Rutledge (Alex) and Andrea Hurt Humphrey (Jamie); grandchildren, Dalton Hinkle, Alexis Rutledge, Chasity Humphrey and Haven Humphrey; and her siblings, Linda Kincaid, Margaret Martin and Jerry Wade (Sandra).

Funeral service was held Aug. 8 at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope. Burial followed at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

If you feel obliged, memorial contributions may be directed toward Tyree Funeral Home, to help the family offset the funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Paul Edward Kelly

Paul Edward Kelly, 64, of Kincaid, passed away July 30, 2021 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center in New Richmond. 

Born Feb. 28, 1957 in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Melvin Lee Sr. and Margaret Ethel Blethen Kelly. 

Paul was a people person; everyone who knew him loved him, and he especially loved spending time with his family. 

He was preceded in death by brothers Melvin and Joe Joe Kelly; and sister, Shelia Kelly. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and adoring wife, Nelda June Russell Kelly; daughters, Rhonda Baier (Stephen) and Valerie Anderson (Jimmy); grandchildren, Cody Baier, Kyle Baier, Ashley Burdette, Destiny Vansickle, Roger Vansickle III, Brandon Anderson and Logan Anderson; great-grandchildren, Brantley Moore and Jaxx Perham; brothers, David and Jack Kelly; and sisters, Patricia Bob, Debra Withrow, Sue Brown and Kathy Kelly. 

Visitation was Aug. 2 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Following the visitation Paul was cremated. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. 

James Gordon Lively Sr.

James Gordon Lively Sr., of Oak Hill, passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2021.

Born on March 15, 1932 in Nuttall, he was the son of the late Alvah French and Florence Pauline Eads Lively. 

James was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving for 21 years as a radio mechanic and later taught electronics. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for the USPS as a mail handler.

James enjoyed traveling with his wife and watching TV. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sons, James Gordon Lively Jr. and Phillip Glen Lively.

He is survived by loving wife of 67 years, Carol Jean Lively; daughters, Pamela Carol Clark (Eugene) and Rhonda Susan Skinner (David Lee); brother, Cecil Glen Lively; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service was held Aug. 13 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Helen Joyce Renkovish Lokant

Helen Joyce Renkovish Lokant, 86, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 23, 2021 at Hidden Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Oak Hill. 

Born July 5, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles Renkovish and Beulah May Marshall Burgess. 

She was a member of the Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church in Oak Hill. Joyce was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Her passions were cooking and her love for all her grandchildren. 

The family would like to thank the staff of Hidden Valley Center, Plateau Medical Center and Jan-Care Ambulance for their care of our mother. 

Her loving husband, Raymond Herbert Lokant, preceded her in death. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage before his passing in 2019.

She was also preceded by sisters, Joann Lint and Maxine Newhouse; and brothers, William W. Renkovish Sr. and Raymond Burgess. 

Her memory will be cherished by her children, Rev. Pete (Carla) Lokant, Becky (Mike) Perdue, Jennie (Connie) Simms, Debbie (John) Garvin and Dave (Lori) Lokant, all of Oak Hill; and grandchildren, Leah Evans, Jeff Lokant, Michael Lokant, Joey Lokant, Amy Crosier, Heather Elder, Stacy Koch, Jeremy Simms, Angela Garvin, Dr. Matthew Lokant, Dr. Joshua Lokant and Bradley Lokant. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Graveside rites and committal service will be on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with Rev. Pete Lokant officiating. Burial will follow. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church, PO Box 317, Oak Hill WV 25901. 

While masks are not required you might consider wearing one as we all attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Kimberly Lopinsky

Kimberly Lopinsky, 61, of Oak Hill, passed away July 26, 2021.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1959 to Clara “Sis” Terry.

Kim was a restaurant manager at Tudor’s in Fayetteville.

She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed spreading kindness and helping others.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Terry; a sister Charla Loeffler; and her beloved nephew, James “Jay” Loeffler Jr., who was like a son.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Jenee Morton and husband Jeremy; grandson, Jude Morton; sister, Cindy Terry and companion Fuzzy Parrish; niece, Marie Wootten; and great-nieces.

A celebration of her life was held Aug. 4 in the chapel of High Lawn Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Donna Sue McCallister

Donna Sue McCallister, 76, of Gatewood, passed away Aug. 20, 2021 in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Donna was born on July 22, 1945 in Whipple, daughter of the late Norban and Florence McCallister.

She was a homemaker who loved being with her grandchildren, playing cards, going yard selling, and just being around family.

In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, two half-sisters, her longtime companion, Larry Adkins, and her granddaughter, Emilee.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Carolyn and Joey Bakosky of Gatewood, Kathy and Brian Greer and their children of North Carolina and Larry Lee and companion Stephanie Collins and Jason McCallister and wife Teresa, all of Gatewood; grandchildren, Kayla, Deonna, Hailey, Haiden, Alysa and JoJo; and great-grandchild, Ian James Day.

Funeral services were held Aug. 24 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bibb Cemetery, Gatewood.

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

Joseph Frank Natale

Joseph Frank Natale, age 73, of Burtonsville, Maryland, passed away on Aug. 8, 2020 at Casey House/Montgomery Hospice, from lung cancer.

He was the husband of Shelia Kay Bowyer Natale. They met in 1969 and their deep love was a true love story. They shared 51 years of marriage together.

Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 8, 1947, he was the son of Frank Anthony Natale and Stella Clara D’Errico Natale.

He served in the United States Army where he fought in Vietnam earning many medals and awards. He loved his country and remained a dedicated American throughout his life.

Joseph was a jazz artist who could play many instruments but his specialty was the stand-up bass. He was the president of ABA Productions and was the musical director/composer for music performed by his jazz band Project Natale – recording five CDs of which he was the composer of the music, as well as the creator of the art work for the CD covers: Pyramids and Palms, Silver Plaza (live concert in Silver Spring), Shine Christmas Tree, Links and Endangered Liberties. Project Natale performed at a variety of venues throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Joseph was also a music educator and taught many students over the years. He was highly loved and respected — considered a genius in the music industry and a master of jazz.

Family was very important to him and he was always ready and willing to help, guide and assist family members. He could do anything — so very wise and talented that he was given the title within the family of “Professor.”

He enjoyed cooking, especially Italian dishes he learned from his loving mother, gardening and doing home projects.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shelia Kay Bowyer Natale; sisters-in-law, Martha S. Siliris and husband Mike of Fayetteville and Marsha L. Moore and husband Pat of Oak Hill. He was also survived by two nieces, Brittani Smith and husband Brinney of Brunswick, Georgia and Susan Kay Wakefield of Spotsylvania, Virginia; nephew, Timmothy Ramsey and wife Samatha of Valdosta, Georgia; five great-nieces and nephews, Kaylea England of Tazewell, Tennessee, Robert England of Salisbury, North Carolina, TJ Ramsey and wife Sarah of Simpsonville, South Carolina and Breanna Marcie Smith and Brennen Smith of Brunswick, Georgia. He is also survived by three great-great-nieces and nephews, Lilly England of Salisbury, North Carolina, Tanner England of Tazewell, Tennessee and Timmothy Eugene Ramsey III of Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Joseph was predeceased by his father, Frank Anthony Natale (1983); his mother, Stella Clara D’Errico (2008); his sister, Christina Ligas (2009); and sister-in-law, Sharon A. Bowyer.

Graveside services were held Aug. 8 at High Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Pat Franklin of the Church of God officiating. Entombment followed in the Natale Mausoleum.

Jonathan Tracy “Buck” Neff

Jonathan Tracy “Buck” Neff, 48, of Russellville, passed away Aug. 19, 2021 at his home. 

Born on May 16, 1973 in Summersville, he was the son of Emerson Clayton Neff and the late Sharon Lenora Larch Neff. 

Buck was 1991 graduate of Nicholas County High School and attended Fairmont State College.

He loved to hunt, garden and go morel mushroom hunting. He loved his family and his puppy dogs. 

Survivors are his loving wife, Paula Crickenberger Neff; father, Emerson Clayton “Buddy” Neff of Mt. Nebo; son, Jonathan Briar Neff of Summersville; sisters, Stephanie Arnold of Virginia and Sherri Neff of Craigsville; brothers, Joe Freeman of North Carolina and Chris Neff and Eric Neff, both of Summersville; nine nephews and one niece; extended family and friends. 

Graveside service was Aug. 22 at Baker Cemetery, Russellville, with Brother Rick Childers officiating. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Vickie Ilene Bragg Roark

Vickie Ilene Bragg Roark, 61, of Ovapa, passed away July 31, 2021 at Charleston Memorial Hospital.

Vickie was born on Feb. 22, 1960 in Ansted, daughter of the late Dallas and Thelma Louise Parks Bragg.

Vickie worked for Home Health in Mount Hope, and she was a caregiver for 27 years.

Vickie was a member of Dothan Community Church and Eastern Star. Vickie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening and canning food.

In addition to her parents, Vickie is preceded in death by her late husband, Thomas Roark; sisters, Alice Marie Bragg Varney and Billie Jean Bragg; and brother, Little Dallas Bragg.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sisters, Shirley McCombs and husband Jerry of Belmont, Ohio, Judy Bellew and husband Herbie of Thomasville, North Carolina and Joyce Doss and husband Richard of Ovapa; brothers, Frank Bragg and his wife, Virginia, of Victor, Danny Bragg of Gaymont Mountain, Larry Bragg of Willis Branch Road, Willy Bragg and wife Natasha of Gates, North Carolina and Ronnie Bragg and wife Carol of Jodie; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. Darrell Fuller of Dothan Community Church officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family requests donations be made in memory of Vickie to the Hubbard Hospice House at 1606 Kanawha Blvd W., Charleston, WV 25387 or online at www.hospicecarewv.org 

Jerry Lee “Hambone” Sampson

Jerry Lee “Hambone” Sampson, 71, of Fayetteville, passed away July 26, 2021 peacefully at home with his family by his side.

Born on Jan. 19, 1950 in Montgomery, Jerry was the son of the late Charles Sampson and Lorene Bragg Sampson.

Jerry also was preceded in death by his brother, John “Peanut” Sampson; and his only sister, Rose Sampson Chittum.

Those left to cherish his memories are his two brothers, Butch and Mikey Sampson, both of Fayetteville; several nieces and nephews who loved him and will miss him dearly; and very special friends who he considered family.

Jerry loved to hunt, fish, listen to his music, and spend time with his family and friends. He had a heart of gold and would help anyone that he could.

As per Jerry’s wishes, he will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for all his family and friends.

Friends and family may send words of comfort to the family at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Brian Patrick Sebert

Brian Patrick Sebert, of Summersville, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2021.

Born June 7, 1957 in Richwood’s Sacred Heart Hospital, he was a lifelong resident of beautiful Nicholas County.

Brian was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary Jo (Humphrey) Sebert and Lloyd Sebert Jr., and his mother- and father-in-law, Nan and Buck Rogers.

The second born of six children, Brian was a 1975 graduate of Nicholas County High School.

He would spend 39 years working in various capacities within the mining industry before retiring in 2014. Though hard work, he valued the relationships and perseverance he gained during his career. 

Brian had a passion for life and found no greater joy than being with family.

He was an outdoor enthusiast, loving both animals and nature. He enjoyed cooking, motorcycles, camping and traveling to places near and far.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Patricia (Rogers) Sebert, along with his seven children, Ami (Steve) Cook and Josh Sebert, all of Summersville, Joe (Emily) Sebert of Morgantown, Hannah (Brian) Karr of Huntington, Ethan (Katie) Ballard of Winfield, Mollie Ballard of Ansted and Peyton Ballard of Fayetteville; and his five siblings, Jeff Sebert of North Carolina, Mary Anne (Rick) Key of Summersville, Paul Sebert of Ohio, Jane Silbert of Maryland and Joe (Belinda) Sebert of Delaware. 

Brian is also survived by his beloved 12 grandchildren, his numerous nieces and nephews, and countless other family and lifelong friends. 

Brian was a dedicated Christian who hoped that all would make the same commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

He was a kind-hearted, generous man who encouraged, guided, and served others at every opportunity. While the void created by his passing will never be filled in the hearts of those he leaves behind, his memory will be cherished always. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 14 in the Summersville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joan Stewart officiating. Burial followed in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Summersville.

Condolences may be shared at www.watersfuneralchapel.com

Arrangements by the Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville.

Amber Lynn Jessmer Sitzer

Amber Lynn Jessmer Sitzer, age 30, of Oak Hill, passed away on Aug. 8, 2021.

Born on Aug. 17, 1990, in Brockport, New York, she was the daughter of Teresa Marie Weis Cooper (William) and the late Edward Vincent Jessmer.

She was preceded in death by sister, Mindy Berner, and grandfather, Frank Weis Sr. 

Amber was a supermom, working as a manager at various places all while going to school and taking care of her kids.

She attended Minden Missionary Baptist Church for many years. 

Her memory will be cherished by her husband, JD Sitzer; stepfather, Doug Morgan; sons, Douglas Sitzer III and Brayden Sitzer; siblings, Collen Jessmer, Ashley Jessmer, Adam Jessmer, Cody Jessmer, Kristina McConnaughey and Jess Morgan; and mother- and father-in-law, Sandra and Douglas Sitzer. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. 

A visitation was held Aug. 16 at the Minden Missionary Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service with Pastor Ron Richards officiating. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Daisy Taylor

Daisy Taylor, 98, of Lochgelly, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2021. 

Daisy was thought to be the oldest resident of the original Lochgelly Coal Camp.

She loved to flea market, quilt and crochet. 

Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Chip Taylor; “her boys,” Sonny, Billy Gene, Bobby Gene and Cecil; daughter, Louise (Sis) (Otis) Morton; and sister, Rosie Bragg. 

She is survived by “her boys,” George (Linda), Eddie (P.J.), Jerry (Mary Lou) and Butch (Kathy); daughters, Patty Myrice and Ginger (Dale) Jones; daughters-in-law, Carol and Marsha; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and special niece, Bettie Wriston. 

The family would like to thank her caregivers and Hospice for the loving care they provided. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 18 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Hobbs officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Floyd (Sonny) Taylor

Floyd (Sonny) Taylor, 80, of Ansted, passed away Aug. 13, 2021.

He was the oldest son of Floyd (Chip) Taylor and Daisy Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chip; brothers, Billy Gene, Bobby Gene and Cecil; and sister, Louise (Sis). He was joined in death by his mother, Daisy, who passed a couple hours after him on the same day.

Sonny is survived by his best friend, soul mate and loving wife, Carol; his beloved dog, Bella; children, Teresa, Susan (George), Genene (Peter) and Dwayne; grandchildren, Melissa (Shaun), Michael (Stefanie), Autumn (Jared), Natasha (Richard), Krista (Patrick), Timmy, Holly (Norris), Amber (Tom) and Robin (John); and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, George (Linda), Eddie (P.J.), Jerry (Mary Lou) and Butch (Kathy); and sisters, Patty Myrice and Ginger (Dale) Jones; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

A joint service with his mother was held Aug. 18 at High Lawn Funeral Home in Oak Hill.

Houston Ray Thomas

Houston Ray Thomas, 81, of Danese, passed away Aug. 10, 2021 at his home. 

Born on May 23, 1940 in Landisburg, he was the son of the late Simeon Franklin Thomas and Mary Ellen Lester Thomas. 

He was a U.S. Navy veteran. 

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Martin Thomas; daughter, Donna Wickline of Danese; son, Greg Thomas and wife Tammy of Danese; grandchildren, Morgan (Mike) Jones of Florida, Austin (Elizabeth) Wickline and Lakin (Colby) Wickline, all of Crickmer, and Allison (Josh) Thomas and Braydon Thomas, all of Danese; great-grandchildren, Bently Thomas and Kinsley and Finley Jones; and extended family and friends. 

Graveside service was Aug. 14 at Martin Cemetery, Crickmer, with Mr. Jim Hanshew officiating. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com 

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Rainelle.

Richard Dean Thomas

Richard Dean Thomas, 66, of Lansing, died Aug. 11, 2021 in the Plateau Medical Center at Oak Hill.

He was the son of the late William “Bill” and Freda Mullens Thomas and was born at Gauley Bridge Jan. 17, 1955. 

Richard was a retired carpenter and drywall installer and was an employee of Mill Creek Cabins at Lansing. He took great pride in his work and was a Pentecostal by faith.

He was also preceded in death by his loving stepmother, Pauline Thomas.

Surviving: companion, Sherry Blankenship; sons, Ricky (Elizabeth), David (Amanda) and Richard Dean “Bucky” (Brooke) Thomas Jr.; daughters, Wynter Hope (Kenneth) Vanderham and Chasity Thomas; brothers, Tim (Cyndi), Charles and Jack Thomas; sisters, Pam Flowers, Steph (Bill) Williams and Suzanne (Michael) Tucker; special grandson that he loved dearly, Michael William Thomas; grandchildren, Bryson and Bentley Thomas, Amber, Justin and Audrey Vanderham, Jordan, Lauren and Brooklyn Thomas and Jacob, Glena, Jase and Levi Thomas; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 20 in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Rev. Matthew Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.

Condolences may be shared at www.watersfuneralchapel.com

Arrangements by the Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville.

Frances Ann Tucker

Frances Ann Tucker passed away on Aug. 19, 2021.

Frances was born  on July 23, 1942 out in Mt. Olive at the Tucker homeplace. She is the eldest child of Arnold and Lucille Tucker, who preceded her in death. 

Her surviving kin would include: sister, Sharon Phillips of Mossy; brother, John Tucker (Jean) of Kingston, North Carolina; niece, Casey Phillips of Mossy; nephew, Eddie Gay (Terry) of South Carolina; uncle, Alvin (Katie) of Bridgeport; cousins, Dianna, Karen, Lucy, Tom, Martha, Judy and Burley; and so many more, along with special friends, Carl and Chris Parsons.

Frances was a homemaker and loved her family. She always had a story to tell or some news about something she seen or heard. She loved for everyone to gather together and spend time all together catching up and getting the latest gossip on what was new, neat and exciting.

She loved to go with her friends shopping, or to flea markets, or she was just down to go see the sites and go to places she hadn't been before.

She loved the Lord and going to church and was a faithful goer right until she couldn’t get there any longer but she still listened and watched it on the radio or TV. We love and miss her dearly, but we all find comfort in knowing exactly where she is and who she is walking with now.

Funeral service was Aug. 24 at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill with Pastor Richard Allen officiating. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Thomas “Tommy” Wayne  Washington Jr.

Thomas “Tommy” Wayne  Washington Jr., 47, of Gastonia, North Carolina, passed away on Aug. 4, 2021 in Gastonia.

Born April 16, 1974 in Montgomery, he was the son of Thomas Wayne Sr. and Susie Ellis Washington.

Tommy was a 1992 graduate from Oak Hill High School.

After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving 13 years. During his military time, Tommy was stationed in Germany for four years, and also was stationed in Bosnia and was part of the Operation Iraq Freedom team. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran.

Tommy also loved coaching the girls softball teams and helping them out.      

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Lorie Summerland Washington of Gastonia; parents, Thomas Wayne Sr. and Susie Ellis Washington of Oak Hill; children, Shane Washington (Rebekah) of Fort Rucker, Alabama, Taylor Delgado (Brent) of Greenwood, South Carolina and Ashton and Summer Palmer of Gastonia; granddaughter, Sophia Delgado; and brother, Nicholas Washington (Amanda) of Lester.

Tommy was cremated and a memorial service was held Aug. 8 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with James Washington officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Jackie Stephen Weeks

Jackie Stephen Weeks, 75, of Mount Hope, formerly of Pax, passed away Aug. 15, 2021 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley.

Born Sept. 2, 1945 at Pax, he was the son of the late Jack Weeks and Madge Aliff Weeks Humphrey and stepson of the late Bentley Humphrey. 

Jackie graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1964.

He was a welder and dozer operator.

A daughter, Lori, also preceded him in death. 

Survivors include brother, Kenny Hubbard of Kentucky; sister, Jill Canterbury and husband Pat of Pax; children, Moon, Angela, Jason and Jo Lynn; as well as good friends, Brandy, Robert and Raymond.

Funeral services were Aug. 19 at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope. Burial followed at Pax Community Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Letha Mae Crawford Williams

Letha Mae Crawford Williams, 70, of Hilltop, died on Aug. 13, 2021 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. 

Born Jan. 19, 1951 in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Dale and Callie Susan Wiekle Crawford. 

Letha was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill. 

Preceding her in death were brothers, Hiskle Lee Crawford and Thomas Carvel Crawford. 

Survivors include brother, Charles Crawford; and several nieces and nephews including her caregiver, Shelley Crawford. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Bobby Adkins officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Bonnie Louise Clendenin Willis

Bonnie Louise Clendenin Willis, 66, of Lansing, passed at Cabell Huntington Hospital on July 27, 2021. 

She was the daughter of George and Almeda Willis Clendenin. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Atkinson; and brothers, Ray Clendenin, Jack Clendenin, Bill Clendenin and Frank Clendenin. 

She is survived by her husband, Hayden Willis; daughters, Paula (Ricky) Eastman, Emily Willis and Jessi (josh Meadows) Willis; sons, Richard (Beth) Willis and Gary Willis; brothers, Wallace Clendenin and Gordon Clendenin; 17 grandchildren; and 3.5 great-grandchildren. 

Services were held July 31 at Good Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Wade Samples officiating. Burial followed at the Good Hope Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

Kevin Dale Wood

Kevin Dale Wood, 47, of Meadow Bridge, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2021, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. 

Born on May 7, 1974, in Hinton, he was the son of Darrell Lee Wood and Patricia Ann Vandall. 

Kevin loved to hunt, fish, and work on cars. 

Other than his father, Darrell Lee Wood, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Steven Wood and Aaron Wood. 

Surviving is his mother, Patricia Ann Miller of Elton; stepsons, Jordan Bennett of Meadow Bridge and Larry Bennett of Rainelle; and brother, Darrell Wood of Grass Lakes, Michigan. 

Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle. Burial followed at Halidon Cemetery in Green Sulphur Springs. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in his memory be made to the funeral home to offset funeral costs.

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