Patty S. White, 95, of Indian Creek, WV passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Welch Community
Hospital, Welch, WV.  She was born on May 1, 1921 in McDowell County, WV a daughter of the late Josh and
Lilly Margaret Mitchell Arnold. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Josh
White; a son Harold Eugene White; a step daughter Aileen; two step sons Clyde and Leon Arnold; five
sisters Ethel, Carma, Clara, Martha and Rosie; and three brothers Ellis, Henry and George Arnold. Survivors
include two sisters Climmie A. Vance and Lettie Arnold both of Indian Creek; several nieces, nephews and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 30, 2016
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. She will be
laid to rest in Kisser Cemetery, Buchanan County, VA. Friends may gather with the family from noon until
time of service on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the funeral home. A special thank you to Amedisys Home
Health, Bobby and Pansy Keene, Billy Rose and all of the doctors and nurses at CAMC and Welch
Community Hospital. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Charles Stapleton, 96, of Matheny, WV went home to Heaven on Thursday September 1, 2016 at his home.
He was born March 15, 1920 in War Eagle, WV a son of the late Ed and Matilda Griffith Stapleton. He was a
retired coal miner having worked many years for Eastern Associated Coal's Harris Mine and a member of
the UMWA. Charles was of the Pentecostal Faith and a US Army WW II Veteran. While fighting in Europe
and Africa, he earned the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in battle. In addition to his parents he was
preceded in death by two sisters Belle and Minnie and a brother Emory, he was the last surviving member
of his immediate family. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 71 years Hazel Salyers Stapleton;
two sons Doug and Shelby Stapleton and Darrell and Magel Stapleton all of Matheny; five grandchildren
and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a special friend Dorothy Brooks and a host
of other loving family and friends. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday September 6, 2016
in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Delores "Dee Dee" Cook, 57, of Kopperston, WV went home to be With the Lord on Sunday, August 28,
2016 at her home. She was born February 17, 1959 in Lakewood, OH, a daughter of the late Douglas Gordon
and Shelby Chapman Kinser. She was a former Registered Nurse at Heartland of Beckley and a home health
care provider. Dee Dee enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and attending church at the
Family Praise and Worship Center, Oceana. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jerome "Jay"
Cook, mother-in-law Nellie Cook Toler, and a niece Andrea Faith Kinser. Those left to cherish her memory
includes three sons Christopher Cook and fiancé` Jennifer Nail of Marlington, Benjamin Cook and wife
Jessica and Ethan Cook all of Kopperston; two grandchildren Hendrix and Bentlee Cook of Kopperston; two
sisters Dreamia Kilgore of Accoville and Cindi Kinser of Dunbar; a brother Douglas Michael Kinser of
Kopperston; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM on Sunday
September 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 3 until service time Sunday. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated following the
service. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Daniel Timothy Arrington, 40, of Glen Daniels, WV passed away on Saturday September 3, 2016 at Bowers
Hospice House. He was born on October 25, 1975 in Beckley, WV a son of Brenda Sue Terry Arrington of
Glen Daniel and the late Timothy Arrington. Daniel was a deacon at the Cornerstone Church in Fairdale,  and
online gamer of Swtor group, defender Program where his online name was  Graxual Starweaver. In
addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandparents George T. and Maggie Freda Walker Terry
and Walter and Geneva Francis Elam Arrington; aunt April Dawn Terry Moses; and uncle Bob Williams. In
addition to his mother survivors include a sister Belinda Kay Arrington  Arthur Hamilton of Lynco; two
brothers Preston Short of Gilbert and David Wayne (Jackie) Arrington of Glen Daniel; aunts and uncles
Linda Terry (Delano) Lilly of Colonial Heights, VA, George T. (Debbie) Terry, II of Lenoir, NC, Timothy A.
(Susan) Terry of Prince George, VA, Stephen John (Phillis) Terry of Aylett, VA, Joy Terry Williams of Kopper
City Bottom, Heather Terry (Bobby) Chambers of Oceana, Kenneth (Betty) Arrington of Lynco, Patricia
Arrington (Michael) Scott of Lynco and Roger (Anita) Arrington of Clear Fork; several nieces, nephews,
cousins and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday,
September 10, 2016 at the Oceana Church of God, Oceana, WV with Pastor Randall Bowles officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from 1:00 PM  on Saturday, September 10, 2016 until time of service at
the church. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. Special thanks to Bowers Hospice House in
Beckley. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Michael L. Parsons, 37, of Cyclone, WV was taken tragically from this earth to soon at his home on
Thursday, July 28, 2016.  He was born on June 14, 1979 in Beckley, WV a son of Janet Riffe Parsons and  
William "PeeWee" and Debbie Parsons all of Oceana. Mike loved coaching baseball and fishing. He served
on the Oceana Little League B.O.D, previously served as  a volunteer firefighter for Oceana and Cyclone, EMT
and truck driver during his short life here on Earth. His heart was always full of love for everyone. He is
preceded in death by his stepfather Charles Maynard; maternal grandparents Bishop J.L. and Addie Paynter
Riffe and paternal grandparents Virgil and Rita Parsons. In addition to his parents those left to cherish his
memories are a son Michael "Blake" Parsons; a brother Shawn  and Becky Parsons of Saulsville; a sister
Carla and Ryan King of Oceana; Blakes's adoptive parents Jenings and Dianna Talbert of Oceana; a niece
Haeleigh Parsons; three nephews Nathan Parsons, Malachi and Mycha King; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Joseph
Baptist Church, Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery,
Lynco, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the
church. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
William Lee "Billy" Pennington, 74, of Sabine, WV passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Bowers
Hospice House, after a long illness. He was born January 18, 1942 a son of the late Bill and Lissie Brooks
Pennington. He worked as a coal miner for 23 years, having last worked at Rand Coal Company. He was
preceded in death by three children Edward and Danny Pennington and Melissa Stapleton and three
brothers Ronald, Donald and Kenny Pennington. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 50 years
Sharon Frazier Pennington; five sisters Jo-Ann, Juanita, Lois, Roxanne (David) Tilley and Eva;  four
brothers Alfred (Janis), John Henry (Karen), Harvey (Marsha) and Thomas; two granddaughters Brittany
(Dougie) Hatfield and Courtney Stapleton; four grandsons Derrek and Chris Stapleton, Austin Pennington,
and Devin Pennington; two great grandsons Cayden Riffe and Tyler Hatfield, who he loved dearly; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday September 8,
2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Pastor Darrell Stapleton and Rev. Cecil
Thompson officiating. He will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from noon until service time at the funeral home. Special thanks to his two hospice nurses
Dena Spence and Cassie Cozort Street and to all the nurses and staff at Bowers Hospice House for their
love and care. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Brady Gay Lusk Osborne, 68, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Cabell Huntington
Hospital, Huntington, WV. She was born on August 27, 1948 in Lorado, WV a daughter of the late Shelly and
Brookie Osborne Lusk. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a step-son Carl Prince Osborne;
and a son-in-law Bryon Cobb. Survivors include her loving husband of 15 years Willie Gene Osborne; two
daughters Beatrice Ann (Jerry) Workman of Cyclone and Peggy Jean Cobb of Kopperston; two sons Beecher
Osborne of Cyclone and Willie (Barbara) Osborne of Matheny; four sisters Thelma Faulkner of Oceana, Orpha
(Don) Harvey, Wanda Watts  and Patsy (Mickey) Lusk all of Cyclone; a brother Shelly Earl (Gloria) Lusk of
Kopperston; nine grandchildren Adam Workman, Kyle Workman, Christopher Blankenship, Ayla Blacka,
Brianna Cobb, Siera Osborne, Hannah Osborne and Cooper Cobb; two great grandchildren Natalie Boothe
and Lillee Blankenship; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM
on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Algie
Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the funeral home.  E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Homer Nelson Jarrell, 62, of Glen Fork, WV passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016. He was born on
November 23, 1953 in Charleston, WV the son of Florence Nan Buckner Jarrell of Madison and the late
Homer Elmer Jarrell. Nelson was of the Baptist faith and was employed for over 25 years at Magic Mart and
Heck's Stores. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandmother Brookie Buckner; mother
and father-in-law Kemper and Alice McMillion; and two brother-in-laws David Hager and Thomas
McMillion. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years Mary McMillion Jarrell; three sisters Susan Jarrell of
Madison, Rose Jarrell of Madison and Pam (Frank) Hicks of Pensacola, FL; four nieces Tessa (Jonathon)
Nelson and son Noah of Pensacola, FL, Hanna Hicks of Pensacola, FL, Victoria (Big June) Miller of Cyclone
and Sarah Hager of Kopperston; a nephew Brandon Hicks of Pensacola, FL; a granddaughter Kayla Toler of
Kopperston; five uncles Norris, Ned, Nelson, Norman and Norville; three aunts Nina, Norma Jean and
Nancy; a sister-in-law Doreen Hager; his baby Dallas; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Roland Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Danville Memorial Park Cemetery,
Danville, WV. Friends may gather with the family from noon until time of service on Sunday, August 28,
2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the funeral home. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Tina Renee Blankenship Cook, 49, of Jefferson, LA formerly of Oceana passed away on Saturday, July, 30,
2016 in Eastern Jefferson General Hospital, Jefferson, LA. She was born on May 31, 1967 in Welch, WV a
daughter of the late Roger Blankenship and the late Betty Jean Massey Lester. In addition to her parents
she is preceded in death by her grandfather Tom Massey. Survivors include her husband Brian Carpenter of
Jefferson, LA; a daughter Brittany Michelle Cook and fiance' Marcus Fortner of Brenton; two sons S
teven Ray
Blankenship and fiance' Marsha Arrington of Baileysville and Greggory Scott Church of Oceana; a brother
Roger (Angie) Blankenship of Charleston; stepfather Milford Clinton Lester of Baileysville; three
grandchildren Kyra Blankenship, Peyton Blankenship and Taylynn Fortner; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Algie Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lester
Cemetery, Brier Creek, WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on
Friday, August 5, 2016 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Ina Sue New Hatfield, 56, of Charleston, WV formerly of Gilbert passed away on Wednesday, September 7,
2016 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. She was born September 14, 1959, a daughter of the
late Deanie Mounts New and Douglas New of Baisden. She was a former surgical RN at St. Mary's Medical
Center and a loving mother. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son Brian Keith
Hatfield and companion Tracy Showard of Stafford, VA; two grandchildren Leah Marie Hatfield and Preston
Michael Hatfield; three sisters Angie (Bobby) Farmer  of Davin, Elsie "Sissy" Hoskins of Logan and Delenia
Rheim of Beckley; two brothers David New and wife Joesetta of Baisden and John New and wife Paula  of
Indian Creek; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on
Saturday September 10, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco. She will be laid to rest
in New Cemetery, Gilbert Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until service time
on Saturday September 10, 2016 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Carlos "Red" Bailey, Jr., 56, of Ravencliff, WV passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was born
on July 8, 1960 in Pineville, WV a son of Dora Greer Bailey of Ravencliff and the late Carlos "Pip" Bailey. In
addition to his father he preceded in death by a daughter Tabatha Gwyn; grandparents Wilson and Sylvia
Bailey and Oren and Mamous Greer; two sisters Betty and Tearsa; and three brothers Mike, Frankie and
Anthony. Survivors include his loving wife of 17 years Diana Lynn Barnett Bailey; three children Amanda
Bailey and fiancé Luis of Sylva, NC, Shanna Barnett and Matthew Bailey both of Ravencliff; his baby Bella;  
grandchildren Gavin, Kristen, Shawn, Maya and Arianna; two sisters Tammy Sizemore and Betsy Sizemore
and husband Pete both of Ravencliff; two brothers Timmy Bailey and his fiancé Donna and Kevin "Boo"
Bailey and wife Cathy all of Ravencliff; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be
held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the Pine Grove Church, Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Ernest
Francis, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather
with the family from 11:00 AM  until time of service on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the church.  E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ethel Mae Goode Phillips, 102, of Saulsville, WV passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. She was
born on July 27, 1914 in Saulsville, WV a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Rebecca Belcher Goode. Ethel
was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years
Posey Phillips; four brothers Elva, Arlie, Garland and Ralph Goode; two sisters Blanch Lee and Gaye Gunter;
and a son-in-law Jesse Daniels. Survivors include five daughters Pearl (Melvin) Lane of Herndon Heights,
Rebecca (Tom) O'Neal of Farmville, NC, Nancy Phillips of Saulsville, Betty (Donald) Bailey, Jr. of Sabine and
Barbara Daniels of Saulsville; a son Thomas (Connie) Phillips of Saulsville; a sister Josephine (Austin) Sower
of Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren Arlen Lane, Nathan Lane, Renee (Ellis) Daw, Anitra (Jeff) Barlow, Philip
Bailey, Jeff (Terri) Daniels and Kelly Daniels; several great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Posey and Ethel
Phillips Family Cemetery, Saulsville, WV with Rev. Rondell Tilley officiating. Friends may gather with the
family from noon until 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Ralph Simms and staff, PCH Home Health Care
and Stat EMS for their care and thoughtfulness. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Jason Ray Newcomb, 36, of Fanrock, WV passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born on
August 12, 1980 in Welch, WV a son of Vernon Lynn "Buckeye" Newcomb of Fanrock and the late Linda Sue
Fite Newcomb. In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by grandparents John Vernon and Della
Cook Newcomb and Don Fite; an aunt Anna Marie Newcomb; and an uncle James Fite. In addition to his
father survivors include a daughter Lindsey Paige Newcomb; companion Misty Lane; grandmother Claris
(Leonard) Fite Rose; a brother Jonathon "JD" Newcomb; uncles and aunts, Nancy Cook Lambert, Bob
(Linda) Cook, Sharon (Harley) Morgan, Tony (Angela) Newcomb and Michelle (Scott) Ryman; and a host of
other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, Jr. officiating. He will be laid
to rest in Peaceful Retreat Cemetery, Fanrock, WV. Friends may gather with the family from noon until time
of service on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Lora Leigh "Dee" Stacy, 51, of Oceana, WV passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on March 15, 1965 in Man, WV a daughter of the late Burton and Doris
Jean Johnston Stacy. Dee was a grandmother to everyone and she will be greatly missed. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her companion of 23 years Tony Gibson; and a sister Wanda Marie Stacy
Cook. Survivors include a daughter Heather Jeanne Belcher and husband Danny Dean of Clear Fork; a
granddaughter Danielle Brooke Belcher; grandson Caleb Jimmy Edward Barber; a special niece Mia Milam of
Clear Fork; a special granddaughter Brittany McClanahan and a host of other loving family and friends. A
memorial service will be held from 6-9:00 PM on Saturday September 17, 2016 at the Laurel Branch Church
of God, Laurel Branch, WV with Rev. Jerry McCoy officiating.  In keeping with her wishes she will be
cremated .  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Magdlene Janet New Blankenship, 73, of McGraws, WV passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. She was born on July 17, 1943 in Baisden, WV a daughter of the late Boyd
and Naomi Justice New. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years
Hillard Blankenship; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include a daughter Beverly Brown of
McGraws; two sons Luke Blankenship of Houston, TX and Mark Blankenship of McGraws; five grandchildren
Adrian Brown, Brandy Lester, AJ Brown, Destiny Blankenship and Hunter Blankenship; six great
grandchildren Ali, Chloe, Shania, Bentley, Frankie and Briella; several brothers and sisters; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday September 13, 2016
at the Blankenship Cemetery, McGraws, WV with Rev. Earnest Francis, Jr. officiating. Friends may gather
with the family from 3-4:00 PM on Tuesday September 13, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ruth Madalene Helmandollar Asbury, 86, of Welch, WV passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at
McDowell Nursing and Rehab, Gary, WV. She was born on November 30, 1929 in Panther, WV a daughter of
the late Perry and Effie Mae Whittaker Helmandollar.  Ruth was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death  by her husband Robert Randolph Asbury; a brother and three sisters. She
was the last surviving member of her family. Survivors include a son Richard Asbury of Isaban; two
grandchildren Robert Asbury of Isaban and Jamie (Adam) Daugherty of North Spring; a sister-in-law
Philistine Helmandollar of Princeton; two great grandchildren Jacob Daugherty and Noah Chaney; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 8, 2016
at the Isaban Baptist Church, Isaban, WV with Rev. Gary Justice officiating. She will be laid to rest in Four
Pole Cemetery, Mohawk, WV. Friends may gather with the family from noon until time of service on
Monday, August 8, 2016 at the church. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Marcella Stewart Clay, 80, of Pineville, WV passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Beckley Appalachian
Regional Hospital. She was born February 24, 1936 in Glen Fork, WV a daughter of the late Nelson and Ruby
Garnett Stewart Whitt. Marcella is a member of the Pineville Church of God. She loved her family and God
very much. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Robby Keith Clay; stepfather Loyd
Whitt; grandson Luke Christopher Clay; and a great grandson Zachary Aiden Clay. Survivors include her
loving husband of 60 years Jerome Clay, Jr.; a daughter Sheila (Lee) Harrison of Pineville; three sons Steve
Clay of Ambrose, GA, Randy (JoAnn) Clay of Broxton, GA and Chris (Melissa) Clay of Beckley; a
daughter-in-law Carla Clay of Fanrock; a brother Rex (Cassie) Stewart of Pineville; two sister-in-laws Doris
(Paul) Pishner of Stanaford and Betty Guilliams of NC; eight grandchildren Rickey (Jessica) Clay, Christy
(Mike) Laxton, Robert (Misty) Clay, Nikki (Norman) Loving, Cody Clay, Kaitlyn Clay, Trinity Clay and Brielle
Clay; sixteen great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at noon on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Pineville Church of God, Pineville, WV with Pastor Norman Gray
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from 6-9:00 PM on Sunday, August 14, 2016 In the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Daisy Mae Hudson, 57, of Oceana passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at McDowell Nursing and
Rehab. She was born on March 14, 1959 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Bernard and Ruby Jennie
Graham Hudson. Daisy was the last surviving member of her family. Survivors include several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday September 15, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Tom Milam officiating. She will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery,
Oceana. Friends may gather with the family from noon until time of service on Thursday September 15, 2016
at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Cecil Stafford,53, of Enterprise, WV, formerly of Fanrock, WV passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at
United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV. He was born on March 25, 1963 in Cleveland, OH a son of the late
Harry L. and Adeline "Trudy" Spoltore Stafford. Cecil was a 1981 graduate of Baileysville High School. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters Sheila Ann Stafford and Tammy Margaret
Stafford. Survivors include a daughter Taylor Beal of Enterprise; a son Tyler Beal of Enterprise; two brothers
Harry L. Stafford and wife Cindy of South Clermont, FL and David "Wormy" Stafford and wife Lynn of
Pineville;  his best friend Sidney Clifton of St. Petersburg, FL; several nieces and nephews; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. He will be laid to rest in Morgan Cemetery, Indian
Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the
funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family
is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Gordon Workman, 78, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at
Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV following a short illness.  He was born on January 14, 1938 in
Lorado, WV a son of the late Frank and Nancy Huffman Workman. He is a member of the Bright Prospect
Missionary Baptist Church. He worked at Lugar Lumber for over 12 years and Harris #1 mines for 20 years.
Gordon most enjoyed his time spending it with his family and friends being outside and taking walks. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Michael J. Workman; four brothers Donald, Ernest,
Glen and Patrick Workman; four sisters Betty Gullett, Helen Walker, Mary Ernest and Dolly Osborne. Those
left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 55 years Rachel Bailey Workman; two sons Jerry (Beatrice)
Workman and Robert Workman all of Cyclone; three grandsons Adam, Kyle and Nelson Workman all of
Cyclone; a great granddaughter Natalie Workman of Cyclone; a sister Jean Bailey of Cyclone; a brother
Franklin "June Bug" (Joyce) of Whitesville; many special nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Bright
Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Rev. Jackie Lusk and Rev. Jimmy Gibson officiating.
He will be laid to rest in Osborne Cemetery, Brushy Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00
AM until time of service on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the church. E-mail letters of sympathy may
be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Kathleen Cole Morgan, 80, of Sunhill, WV passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 surrounded by her loving
family with her husband holding her hand at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on April 17,
1936 in Sunhill, WV a daughter  of the late Roy and Sadie Cline Cole. Kathleen was of the Methodist Faith
and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a Christian all of her life and made God
the center of it, and an excellent guide in answering questions about the scriptures. . Her most prized
possessions in life were her husband, children and her bible. Younger she always dreamed of having a job
but gladly gave that up to take care of her children and this gave her the most satisfaction and gratification
that she could have received. Kathleen was an accomplished seamstress beginning in her young days
making her daughter dresses out of flour sacks and became good enough to make clothes for her teenage
daughters, herself and many others. She was also an accomplished baker who made the best chocolate pies
and peanut butter fudge around along with other pastries.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in
death by a sister Carolyn Brown; and a daughter Sandra Morgan; a son Clifton Morgan; and grandson Jason
Lusk. Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years Chester Morgan; a daughter Anita Yvonne Morgan of
Oceana; a son Timothy Chester Morgan of Beckley; three grandchildren Cindy (JR) Cook, Amy Lusk and
Bobby Lusk; five great grandchildren Taylor Williams, Justin Prichard, Katie Cook, Jamie Cook and Madison
Blankenship; a nephew Marty Brown;   and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be
held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Erwin Gregory officiating. She will be laid to rest in Morgan Family Cemetery, Sunhill, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from noon until time of services on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the funeral home.  
Pallbearers will be Tim Morgan, Bobby Lusk, Justin Prichard, Mitchell Blackburn, Lucas Minor and Cameron
Prichard. Special Thanks to home health care nurses, Bowers Hospice nurses Sarah and Teresa and a very
special thank you to Rondell and Jeanetta Belcher for their wonderful meals they prepared. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Hellen "Vonnie" Massey, 79, of Oceana, WV finished her race and went home to be with the Lord on  Friday,
September 16, 2016 at her home. She was born on February 13, 1937 in Simon, WV a daughter of the late
Powell Cline and Nancy McCallister Walls. Vonnie is a member of the Promise Land Church. In addition to
her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Archie Lee Massey; siblings Mack Cline, Bertha Toler,
Athalene Cline, Elton Cline, Josie Blankenship, Kermit Cline, Oley Cline, Junior Powell, Carrie Cline, Alton
Cline and Magalene Cline. Survivors include two daughters Debbie (Buddy) Lester and Maretta (Barretta)
Tolliver all of Oceana; three sons Jimmey (Aretta) Massey, Richard (Tomi) Massey and Harold (Diana)
Massey all of Oceana; two sisters Frankie Cline and Jean Morgan both of Simon; twelve grandchildren; 25
great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM
on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Promise Land Church, Oceana, WV with Pastor David Johnson and
Rev. Tommy White officiating. She will be laid to rest in Morgan Cemetery, Long Branch Mountain. Friends
may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on Monday September 19, 2016 at the church.    E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Jackie Watts, 56, of Neloa, WV went home to be with the Lord on  Friday, September 16, 2016 at UVA
Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA following a short illness. He was born on February 3, 1960 in Wyoming
County a son of the Magadlene Bailey Watts of Cyclone and the late Harvey Watts. Jackie was a member of
the Cyclone Church of God but went to Neloa Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family and
friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and horses. In addition to his father he is preceded in
death by  a son Jackie "Hobe" Watts; a brother Jimmy Watts; grandparents Ada and Jay Bailey and French
and Emmazetta Scott Watts; and a niece Tina Watts. In addition to his mother those left to cherish his
memory are his wife of 40 years Lesha Lusk Watts, a daughter Joni (Scott) Miller; two grandsons Hobie and
Daniel Miller; a granddaughter Addie Miller all of Cyclone; four sisters Bobbie Daniels, Stella Osborne,
Kathy and Jill Watts all of Cyclone; three brothers Deke (Gail) Watts, Boe (Ethel) Watts and Chucky Bailey
all of Cyclone; a longtime friend thought of as a sister Frances Meadows of Harrisonburg, VA; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the
Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Rev. Merl Walls officiating. He will be laid to
rest in Osborne Cemetery, Brushy Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on
Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the church.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
George David Carper, 52, of Glen White, WV passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. He was born on September 23, 1963 in Simon, WV a son of the late Johnny Lee and
Saundra Lea Harper Carper. George enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and most of all spending
time with his family. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by  two sisters Arelitta Myers and
Charlene Carper; and two brothers Johnny Ray Carper and Roger Dale Carper. Survivors include his loving
wife of 32 years Connie Jean Gibson Carper; a daughter Angel Beth Carper of Glen White; two sisters
Jeanetta Hayes and companion Teddy of Lincolnton, NC and Marlene (Robert) Dyer of Denver, NC; three
brothers Eric Carper of Parkersburg, Ricky Carper of Glen White and Rocky (Debbie) Carper of Martinsburg;
and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 9,
2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Lewis Arnold officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Lynco, WV. Friends may gather with the family from noon until time of
service on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Alfred Blankenship, 86, of Fanrock, WV passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Golden Harvest Nursing
Home, Welch, WV. He was born on June 18, 1930 in Christian. WV a son of the late Ezra and Maudie Bowens
Blankenship. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no service. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Donna Sue Hite, 47, of Federal Way, WA passed away on  Friday, September 16, 2016 at Tacoma General
Hospital, Tacoma, WA. She was born on January 7, 1969 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late James
Andrew and Norma Mae Salyers Hite, Jr. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include a niece
Jessica Fields of Federal Way, WA; a sister Judy Karen (Jerry) Sammons of Skin Fork; a brother Jimmie
Archie (Teresa) Hite of Pineville; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Silas Mullins, Jr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from noon until time of service on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the funeral
home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Belvia Lovins Meade, 61, of Oceana, WV passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her home. She was
born September 7, 1954 a daughter of Ruth Prichard Lovins of Pineville and the late Willard Lovins. Belvia
was a 1972 graduate of OHS. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a son John D. Meade; two
brothers David and Roy Lovins; and  a sister Betty Keene. In addition to her mother she is survived  by  her
husband Jerry Meade; three children Moses (Schurla) Meade, Melissa Meade and fiance' Greg Dean and
Jerry L. Meade; grandchildren Kristen (Adam) Burks, Jacob (Wendy) Meade, Genevieve Meade, Sadie Grace
Dean, Bethany and Breanna Evans, and Brandon Adkins; great grandchildren Tegan and Anabel Burks,
Braelyn Garcia and Xander Ward; siblings Gay Osborne, Thelma (Roger) Frazier, Nadine Laxton, Carolyn
Shumate, Sheryl Fritz, Brad (Belinda) Lovins, Jimmy (Linda) Lovins, and Willard Andrew Lovins; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. William Wagner officiating. She will be
laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM
until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Moses Meade, Jacob Meade,
Jerry Lee Meade, Adam Burks, Roger Frazier, and Willard Andrew Lovins. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Earnestine "Tena" Brown Christian, 68, of Coal Mountain, WV, went home to be with the Lord on  Tuesday,
September 20, 2016 at her home. She was born on July 7, 1948 in Guyan, WV a daughter of the late Buddy
and Marie Toler. Tena was of the Pentecostal Faith and attended Brenton Community Church. She enjoyed
going to church and spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by  a
son Keith Brown; a sister Velma Cline; three brother-in-laws Joe Ellis, Roy Brown and Olen Cline. Survivors
include her husband James Christian; two daughters Christine (Jeffrey) Hatfield of Coal Mountain and Shelia
Kennedy and Companion Deron Paynter of Lynco; three sons Bobby (Melissa) Brown of Coal Mountain,
Ronnie (Alisha "Muffy") Brown of Clear Fork and Tony (Christina) Brown of Herndon; brothers and sisters
Virgie (Lonnie) Harper of Brenton, Darrell (Anita) Toler of Elk Creek, Elestine Ellis of Justice and James
(Linda Sue) Toler of Oceana, Arnold (Beatrice) Toler of Elk Creek, Lorretta (Carl) Harper of Randleman, NC,
Margie Brown of South Carolina and Phyllis (Sam) Cline of Branchland; half brother and sisters Jessie (Lisa)
Toler of Coal Mountain, Randy Toler of Rockhouse, Helen (Greg) Hatfield of Coal Mountain and Charlotte
(Zeke) Southard of Coal Mountain; step father Jimmy Toler of Rockhouse; 16 grandchildren; 8 great
grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Coal Mountain Freewill Baptist Church, Coal Mountain, WV with Rev.
Louis Collings officiating. She will be laid to rest in Hatfield Cemetery, Coal Mountain, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from noon until time of service on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.   E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Mary Frances Lorraine Johnston Smith, 56, of Briar Creek, WV, went home to be with the Lord on  Saturday,
September 24, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House. She was born on March 7, 1960 in Giles County, VA, a
daughter of the late Quinton and Helen McDonald Johnston. Mrs. Smith was a devoted mother who
enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed horseback riding, camping,
fishing, sewing, gardening, her flower garden and singing and playing the guitar with her brothers and
sisters. Mary attended the House of Refuge and New Hope Church of Indian Creek. In addition to her
parents she was preceded in death by her sister Deliliah Belle Smith; a brother Chad Lee Johnston; uncle
Jink Johnston; and two nephews John "JJ" Hopson, Jr. and Douglas "Junebug" Shelton. Survivors include
two sons Clint Smith, Jr. and fiancé Sarah of Oceana and Dustin Smith and wife Kelli of Huff Creek; a
daughter Sarah Smith and fiancé Josh Rowe of Briar Creek; two grandsons Braxton Blankenship and Easton
Smith; six brothers Quinton "QE" Johnston and wife Pat, Jim Johnston and wife Arlene and Alan Johnston
and wife Janet all of Mill Creek, Roy Johnston and wife Alicia of New Richmond, Gene Dameron and wife
Arlene of California and Ernest "Chubby" Johnston of Briar Creek; six sisters Bertha Dunford and husband
Darrell of Mullens, Goldie Steele and husband Robert and Monica Huffman and husband Darryl all of Mill
Creek, Carol Workman and husband Ronnie of Advance, NC, Dot Hopson and husband Scotty of Briar Creek
and Lois Sikes and husband David of Little Rock, AK; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and family and
friends that loved her dearly. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 27, 2016  at
the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Shannon Mill Creek, WV with Rev. Chet Clay and Rev. Wayne Bailey
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Johnston Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from 6-9:00 PM on  Monday, September 26, 2016 at the church. Nephews will serve as
pallbearers. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Linda Reed, 64, of Hanover, WV, passed on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Williamson Memorial Hospital,
Williamson, WV. She was born on January 1, 1952 in Logan, WV a daughter of the late Barbara A. Ellis
Tomblin. In addition to her mother she is preceded in death by her grandparents Willie and Winnie Ellis; and
step-son Newsome Reed. Survivors include her husband of 45 years Berlin Reed; a brother Donald (Velma)
Smith of Belton, TX; five children Glenna Woods of FL, Melody Smith and fiancé Samuel Shrewsbury of
Barkers Ridge, Patty Reese and fiancé Miniard McClellan of Logan, Bert Reed and wife Cindy of NC and
Marshall Reed and fiancé Jamie Saylor of Ikes Fork; special friend Mildred Taylor; her beloved cat Tom Reed;
fourteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Clarance Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest
in Highland Memory Gardens, Logan, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 Pm on
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.  E-mail letters
of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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O give thanks unto the Lord: for He is good for his mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136:1. Cathy Ann
Browning, 57, of Toledo, OH, departed this life on  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Regency Hospital,  
Toledo, OH. She was born on July 13, 1959 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Lensay and Ruby Adkins
Adams. She attended Ieager Welch School. Cathy became a housewife and mother to six children. Her
favorite things to do were going to church, bible study, working at the church and she loved to drink coffee.
Her favorite color was purple. While living in Fremont she attended Church of God of the Apostolic Faith
and True Light Pentecostal Holiness Church. Cathy's pastors were Bishop A. Roberts and District Elder
Sylvester Awls. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Darrel Lester. Those
left to cherish her memories are six children Bishop Lee Bowling, Jonathan Bowling, Keith Bowling, Kevin
Bowling, Renee Steele and Lacey Steele; brothers and sisters Junior Browning of Vansant, VA, Nick (Sue)
Adams of Brenton, Terry (Wanda) Adams of Short Pole, Bucky (Patricia) Adkins of Bassett, VA, Tina Lester
of Long Pole, Sherry (Felix) Steele of Short Pole, Myrtle (Eddy) Bailey of Long Pole, Linda Meadows of
Ieager; four grandchildren Gage and Zyler Blankenship, Johnathan and James Lewis Bowling; a
brother-in-law Teddy Meadows and fiancé Jamie Sturgil; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving
family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, October, 4, 2016 at the Jeremiah
House of Faith, Hanover, WV. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery, Long Pole, WV. Friends may gather
with the family after 6:00 PM on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the church. E-mail letters of sympathy may be
sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Mildred Louise (Gig) Womack of Oceana peacefully departed this world for a far better one on Sunday,
October 2, 2016. Born on April 18, 1921, in Yuma, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Martin
(Daddy Martin) Collins and Bervetta (Mommy Bird) Ratliff Collins. She grew up in Mill Creek, West Virginia,
the place she always called “home.” She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II, helping to build
airplanes in Baltimore, Maryland. Gig was a member of the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church, being very
active in the Ladies Auxiliary during the 1960s and 1970s. She was a gracious, giving person who would help
anyone who asked. But, her greatest gift was being a devoted coal miner’s wife, an adoring mother to her
children, whom she often referred to as “my life,” and a doting grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mamaw Womack was never too busy to find something special for a visiting great-grandbaby to take home.
She loved family gatherings when all of her children could be together and, as long as she was able, she
always prepared an outstanding feast, being an excellent cook. Her whole life was dedicated to her family.
She loved bird, butterflies, clocks, writing poetry, and anything yellow. She was a true friend to those who
were blessed to call her one; she loved much and was much loved in return. Fiercely independent, she was
keeping her own house and driving her own car in her ninety-fifth year. She represented the best of the
Greatest Generation and of simpler times long past. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, by
her brothers, Elmer (Tom), Jerry, Jesse and Sterling Collins, by her sisters, Elva (Sis) Richards and Pearl
Barker, by her first husband, Gilbert Topping, and her second husband, Woodrow Womack, by her daughter,
Gujuan Kelly, and her son Jerry Topping, and by her granddaughters, Gujuan Conley, Karri Topping, and her
grandson, Micah Topping. Those left to cherish her memory and eagerly await the eternal reunion are her
children, Randall Topping and wife Brenda, Rodney Topping and wife Diane, and Jesse Womack and
companion Mitzi Mitchell, all of Oceana, and Mark Womack and wife Terri, of Bluefield, WV; her sisters,
Katie Emory and Eunice Coburn, of Huntington, Marguerite Jones, of New Haven, CT, and Jean Sutphin of
Whitehouse, TN; ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; plus a host of nieces, nephews, relatives
and friends. In honor of her wishes, there will be an immediate burial with no services. Interment will be at
the family cemetery at Mill Creek, Logan County, WV.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent to www.
staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s/Dementia
charity of your choice. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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Trista Dawn Lester, 31, of Beckley, passed away on  Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Jourdonton, TX. She
was born on October 13, 1984 in Beckley, WV a daughter of Linda Hall Lester of Beckley and the late Lacey
Laverne Lester. She is preceded in death by her father. Survivors include a son Jacob Matthew Sloane of
Beckley; Four sisters Terrie (Rocky) Snow of Hurricane, Robin Viers of Beckley, Neva (Mike) Martin of Oak
Hill and Lisa (Bryan) Leib of Cocoa Beach, FL ; a brother Junior Lester of VA; and a host of other loving
family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Beckley
First Church of Nazarene, Beckley, WV with Rev. Richard Wagner officiating.  E-mail letters of sympathy
may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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Bella Sue Lester, left this world to play with the angels in God's playground, just before she was born on
Saturday, September 17, 2016 in  Jourdonton, TX. Bella is a daughter of the late Trista Dawn Lester. In
addition to her mother she is preceded in death by her grandfather Lacey Laverne Lester; and aunt Rhonda
Lester Lewis. Those left to mourn her passing are her big brother Jacob Matthew Sloane of Beckley;
grandmother Linda Hall Lester of Beckley; four aunts Terrie (Rocky) Snow of Hurricane, Robin Viers of
Beckley, Neva (Mike) Martin of Oak Hill and Lisa (Bryan) Leib of Cocoa Beach, FL ; uncle Verne Lester, Jr. of
VA; and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday,
October 8, 2016 at the Beckley First Church of Nazarene, Beckley, WV with Rev. Richard Wagner officiating.  
E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.The family is being served
by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
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Britany Ann Workman, 25, of Peytona, WV, formerly of Cyclone gained her wings on Saturday, October 1,
2016 at CAMC following a sudden illness. She was born on February 17, 1991 in Logan, WV a daughter of
Elestine Bailey Hughart of Peytona and John W. Workman of Cyclone. She is preceded in death by her
grandparents Nelson and Nellie Bailey and Worley and Velma Workman; a brother Nelson Wayne Workman;
two aunts Ernestine Thomas and Brenda Maynor; two uncles David and Phillip Workman; and a cousin David
Prince. In addition to her parents she is survived by her step-father Wallace "Gator" Hughart; two children
Noah and Nevaeh; brother John G. Workman; step-sisters Crystal Chatten of Lewisburg and Alicia Hughart
of Alderson; step-brother David Hughart of Lewisburg; two aunts Christine (Michael) Prince and Drema
(Rodney) Kirkendoll; two uncles Ralph (Rhonda) Bailey and Roger Maynor;  nieces and nephews Bradley and
Carmen Workman; ten cousins Amanda and Samantha Maynor, Tina Harvey, Adam Thomas, Wonda Tabler,
Stephanie Bailey, Pricilla Gibson, Christy Kinser, Mathew, Shane and Rodney Dale Kirkendoll; and a host of
other loving family and friends. A celebration of Britany's life will be held at noon on Friday, October 7,
2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. David Gibson officiating. She will
be laid to rest in Browns Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to the funeral home.   E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent to
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Joan Sheridan Morrell, 71, of Oceana, WV received her wings Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her home. She was
born on March 21, 1945 in Simon, WV a daughter of the late Vernon and Hazel Toler Morrell. In addition to
her parents she is preceded in death by a brother Bert Morrell; and a sister Carol Faye Buckland. Joan
enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved sitting on the porch, watching wrestling and
spending time with her cat booger. Those left to cherish her memory are a brother Randy Morrell of
Oceana,; a sister Paula (Marty) Allen of Lynco; a brother-in-law Jack Buckland of Oceana; nieces and
nephews Jessica (Skyler) Semmes of Holly Springs, NC, Adam (Leslie) Toler of Harts, Alex (Tanna) Allen of
Lynco, Michelle (Scott) Settle of Bristol, VA, Andy Morrell of Sanford, NC, Christina (Thomas) Horn, Jackie
(Heather) Buckland all of Pineville and Amy Buckland of Oceana; and a host of great nieces, nephews, family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 9th in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Glen Hatfield officiating. She will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery,
Lynco, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Saturday, October 8th at the funeral
home. Pallbearers will be nephews and special friends.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Wayne McCoy, 72, of Pineville, WV, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at his home. He was born on
January 16, 1944 in Panther, WV a son of the late Floyd and Viola Cline McCoy. In addition to his parents he
is preceded in death by his beloved wife Jenny McCoy; a son Russell DeWayne McCoy; a sister Opal Brooks;
two nieces Lorraine Dalton and Christina Bailey; an infant brother James Ray; two brother-in-laws Buddy
Brooks and Vernie Good; and a sister-in-law Alice McCoy. Those left to cherish his memories are his two
daughters Carolyn McCoy- Phillips and husband Dan and Vicki McCoy Wallen all of Pineville, WV; three
grandchildren Tyler Phillps, Kati Wallen and Peyton Phillips; three sisters June Goode of Indian Creek, WV
Ann (Lindell) Goode of Pineville, WV and Nancy (Ward) Workman of Matheny, WV; three brothers Roy
McCoy of Oceana WV, John (Wilma) McCoy and Russell (Pam) McCoy all of Keyrock, WV;  and a host of
nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. A celebration of Wayne's life will be held at 7:00 PM
on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in the Chapel of  Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Elder Russell
McCoy officiating . In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and laid to rest with his loving wife  
Jenny in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 10, 2016. Friends may
gather with the family from 5-7:00 PM on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to the Paw Patrol PO Box 1105 Oceana, WV  24870. E-mail letters of sympathy may
be sent to www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Bert Douglas "Doug" Osborne, 49, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Pikeville
Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. He was born on August 8, 1967 in Fairfax, VA a son of Maggie Aliff Samples of
Fredericksburg, VA and the late Nathan Osborne. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his
father and mother -in-law James R. and Hazel Cline. In addition to his mother survivors include his loving
wife of 13 years Kimberly Cline Osborne; a daughter Emily Kate Osborne; a brother George Crum of
Lancaster, PA; two sister and brother-in-laws Tammy and Dewight Stafford of Kopperston and Teresa and
Mark Shumate of Richmond, ME; a nephew Josh and Lauren Stafford of Man; his dog Abby Lee; and a host of
other loving family and friends. A memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in
the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Dewight Stafford and Bro. Kenny Wray
officiating. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. Friends may gather with the family from noon
until time of service on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the funeral home.    E-mail letters of sympathy may be
sent to www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.  The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Nancy Marie Cook Lambert, 79, of Brenton, WV, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Raleigh
General Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on May 22, 1937 in Bartley, WV a daughter of the late Herbert  
W. and Della Cloa Newcomb Cook.   Nancy attended the Brenton Church of God. In addition to her parents
she is preceded in death by her husband Billy Ray Lambert; a son Gaborgene Lambert; son -in-law Kenny
McKinney; special uncle Theodore Cook; and nephew Jason Newcomb. Survivors include a daughter Rada
McKinney of Brenton; a sister Sharon (Harley) Morgan of Brenton; step sister Michelle (Scott) Ryman of
Columbus, OH; three brothers Bob (Linda) Cook of Steeles, Vernon Newcomb of Fanrock and Tony
Newcomb of Lillydale; a special aunt Betty Cook of White Sulphur Springs; four nieces April Marek, Bobbie
Jean Toler, Stacey Justice and Gaboranne Tilley; three nephews Richie Cook, JD Newcomb and Hunter
Newcomb; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday,
October 14, 2016 at the Brenton Church of God, Brenton, WV with Pastor Lee Fischer and Rev. Tommy
Knotts officiating. She will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Brenton, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 6-9:00 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent to www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.  The family is being served
by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Dolly Lee Carbaugh, 73, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Pine Lodge, Beckley,
WV. She was born on May 29, 1943 in Baileysville, WV a daughter of the late Elliott and Lena Rogers
Carbaugh. Dolly was a homemaker and loved visiting with her family, friends and close friend Bobby. Dolly
loved going to the beauty shop and visiting with a very long friend Phyllis Valley and friend Helen Walker.
Dolly and Helen would on the spur of the moment take off and go shopping.  In addition to her parents she
is preceded in death by two daughters Amanda Dawn Blankenship and Shelia Ann Daugherty; two sons Billy
Odell Carbaugh and Gary Lee Carbaugh; a brother Gene Carbaugh; three sisters Maybell, Dorothy and Nancy
Carbaugh; three brother-in-laws Dee Morgan, Leonard Bailey and Ernest Riffe; a sister-in-law Gracie
Carbaugh; a granddaughter Normal Ann; and her companion Odell Blankenship. Survivors include two
sisters Clara Mae (Lewis) Ingram and Vivian Bailey; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 17, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Arnold and Rev. Toni Kenneda officiating. She will be laid to rest
beside her daughter Amanda Dawn in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 6-9:00 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the funeral home arrangements by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Patricia Ann Downard Mabes, 82, of Hanover, WV passed away on Sunday October 16, 2016 at her home.
She was born November 28, 1933 in Jackson, Ohio a daughter of the late Elsworth Fenton and Tressia Ella
Leach Downard. Mrs. Mabes was a retired elementary school teacher having worked for the Wyoming
County Board of Education. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband George
Henry Mabes and a son Mitchell Dean Mabes. Those left to cherish her memories include two daughters
Debra Lester and husband Donald Lee of Hanover and Vicki Lynn Toler and husband Larry Steven of Rocky
Gap, VA; a sister Judy Carlson and husband Melvin of Spotsylvania, VA; two brothers Gene Downard and
wife Charlotte of Pahrump, NV and Jerry Downard and wife Jo of Princeton, WV; six grandchildren and
other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday October 19,
2016 in the Rocky Mount Cemetery, Pipestem, WV with Bro. Rodney Lawson officiating. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Oceana, WV.
Sharon Ann McGraw Brown, 69, of Nitro, WV, formerly of Oceana,  passed away on Thursday October 13,
2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West. She was born February 1, 1947 in Tipple, WV a daughter of the late
Walter Wirt and Opal Marie Spence McGraw. She was a homemaker and loving wife and mother. Sharon
was a 1964 graduate of Glen Rogers High School. Survivors include her loving husband Lowell Thomas
Brown and a daughter Melissa Dawn Brown Bubar of Hurricane. In keeping with her wishes she was
cremated. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Oceana, WV.
Carmie Edward Estep, 79, of Lynco, WV passed away on Tuesday October 18, 2016 at his home. He was born
April 5, 1937 in Accoville, WV a son of the late Russell Orban Estep and Donie Lula Workman Duncan. He
was a retired coal miner and a 1956 graduate of Oceana High School. Also preceding him in death by step
father Bob Duncan and two brothers Paul and James "Jimmy" Estep. Survivors include his loving wife of 55
years Frances Margaret Cox Estep; three sons Carmie (Kim) Estep, Jr. of Glen Fork, Rusty (Vickie) Estep of
Aberdeen, MD and Stephen Estep of Lynco; four grandchildren Amber, Andrew, Tiffany and Jasmine; two
great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM
on Monday October 24, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home with Rev. Oza Mullens, Jr.
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may call from 5 - 8:00
pm on Sunday at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Margaret Helen Clay Cline, 82, of Sophia, WV passed away on Tuesday October 18, 2016 at her home. She
was born October 6, 1934 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late Carl and Mary Baker Clay.  In addition to her
parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rondel Lee Cline, a son Terry Lee Cline, a brother Roger
Clay and a grandson Keith Cline. Survivors include four daughters Brenda Kennedy of Lillydale, Linda Cline
of Hanover, Deborah (Jack) Clay of Sophia with whom she made her home, and Jennifer Cline of Lillydale;
two sons Jerry Cline of Glen White and Timothy Cline of Oceana; two sisters Louise Morgan of Indian Creek
and Peggy Lester of Brier Creek; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday October 23, 2016 at the
Promise Land Church with Pastor David Johnson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Shannon Cemetery,
Baileysville, WV. Friends may call from 11:00 am until service time on Sunday at the church. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Nellie Aurelia Giardina Hamon, 89, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Thursday October 27, 2016 at
Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on August 27, 1927 in Superior, WV a daughter of the
late Salvatore "Sam" and Sara Rose Sclarai Giardina. Nellie was a librarian at the Pineville Library and a 1947
graduate of Welch High School. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband William
H. Hamon; a son William "Billy" Hamon; and granddaughter Kimberly Hamon Perdieu. Survivors include a
son Frankie Hamon of Beckley; two grandchildren Chad (Daniell) Hamon and Ashley Hamon; five great
grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held at noon on
Monday, October 31, 2016 at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV with Father Jack Reich officiating.   
E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served
by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Lois Ann Newsome Walls, 71, of Brenton, WV passed away on Saturday October 29, 2016 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on August 30, 1945 in Pikeville, KY a daughter of the late
Edward and Ollie Tackett Newsome. Lois was a graduate of Baileysville High School and attended Brenton
Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother James Newsome. Survivors
include her loving husband Roger Walls; a son Gregory Walls of Minneapolis, MN; two daughters Kim
(Brian) Walsh of North Wilkesboro, NC and Delana Walls of Pineville; three sisters Brenda (Lawrence)
Stacy of Pineville, Sue (Nathan) Baker of Brenton and Donna (Jake) Dawson of Rockview; two brothers
Ronnie (Donna) Newsome of Ikes Fork and Bobby (Nancy) Newsome of Maben; five grandchildren
Christopher, Kayla, Austin, Erika and Jenna; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at noon on Friday, November 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV
with Pastor Tommy Knotts officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the funeral home.  
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
John A. Lester, 72, of Parkersburg, passed away on November 1, 2016 at Camden Clark Medical Center. He
was born July 24, 1944 in Fanrock, WV a son of the late Fred and Edna Barrett Lester. John was an US Army
Veteran and retired from B-Machine Product in Larkmead, WV. He enjoyed collecting coins and was a
Primitive Baptist.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Dale Lester and two
sister-in-laws Clara and Mary Lester. Survivors include his wife of fifty years Kaye Barnette Leser; two sons
Gregory (Sheryl) Lester of Parkersburg and Tim Lester of Dayton, OH; two brothers Lewis Lester of Oceana
and Edgel (Joan) Lester of Biloxi, MS; a sister Faye (Billy) Stewart of Roanoke, VA; a sister-in-law Kate
Lester of Biloxi; five grandchildren Travis (Lindsay) Lester of Parkersburg, Kayla Lester Hutchinson of
Parkersburg, Saturn, Julius and Sawyer Lester all of Dayton, OH; five great grandchildren Camryn, Brendon,
Timmy, Shaelyn and Briley; in-laws Virgil and Judy Barnette of Parkersburg, Carl Barnette and Mary
Parsons of Elizaeth, Robert and Carol Barnette of Titusville, FL and Marie Butcher of Parkersburg; several
nieces, nephews and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM on
Friday, November 4, 2016 at Lambert Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 4:00 PM until time of service at the Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on
Sunday, November 6, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV. He will be laid to rest
in Lester Cemetery, Fanrock, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of service on
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of
the people that were there to extend their love and support to the family.   E-mail letters of sympathy may
be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV.
Rebecca Leigh "Becky"  Addison Bishop, 54, of Verner, WV, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at
Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV after a long battle with cancer. She was born on July 28, 1962 a
daughter of the late Harold and Evelyn Toler Addison. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by
her husband of 26 years Anderson Bishop; a son Christopher Wayne Addison; a sister Irene Morgan; and two
brothers Mark and Michael Addison. Survivors include her  two daughters Santana (Jeremy) Bragg of
Kopperston and Shiranda (Thomas) Morgan of New Richmond; four grandchildren Hayden and Addison
Bragg and Gracelynn and Isaiah Morgan; her loving companion Marvin Morgan and family;   three sisters
Elizabeth (Scott) Davis of Coal Mountain, Donna Hatfield of Itman and Sharon Stull of NC; a brother Robert
(Anita) Gunter of OH; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends.  There will
be a family graveside service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Hatfield Cemetery, Coal
Mountain, WV. Friends that would like to celebrate Becky's life are invited to a memorial dinner at the Coal
Mountain Freewill Baptist Church at 2:00 PM following the graveside service.  E-mail letters of sympathy
may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Tammy Gail Koutsunis, 52, of Oceana, WV, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at her home. She
was born on June 12, 1964 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Ocie and Bonnie Maynard Koutsunis. Tammy
was a member of the Joseph Baptist Church and a 1982 graduate of Oceana High School. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by her grandparents Oliver and Stella Maynard. Survivors include her
daughter Brittany Koutsunis of Oceana; two brothers Johnny Maynard and Jimmy Dale; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the
Joseph Baptist Church, Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook and Rev. Dalley Maynard officiating. Friends
may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the
church. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated following the service. E-mail letters of sympathy
may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Teresa Gwen Daniels, 39, of Cyclone, WV, gained her angel wings  on Friday, November 11, 2016 surrounded
by her loving family. She was born on November 22, 1976 in Man, WV a daughter of Wannis and Glenda
Daniels of Cyclone. Teresa loved going to watch her nieces play basketball, being visited by family and
friends, going cat fishing and four wheeling. Most of all she loved going to church and worshipping God.
She is preceded in death by grandparents Stacey and Wavey (Osborne) Daniels and Willard and Evelyn
(Paynter) Toler; five uncles Mark, Teddy, Bobby and Ronald Toler and Minnis Osborne; two aunts Cindy
Price and Juanita Toler. In addition to her parents survivors include two brothers Coy (Melanie) Daniels of
Glen Fork and Ron Toler of Cyclone; three nephews Nathan Daniels and Josh and Seth Toler; three nieces
Katie and Carissa Daniels and Rachel Toler; her special companion and protector, her dog Festus; a huge
loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday,
November 13, 2016 at the Campus Church of God, Campus, WV with Bro. Keith Osborne and Rev. Jackie Lusk
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lusk Cemetery, Huff Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 11:00 AM until time of services on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the church. Pallbearers will be
special family and friends. Special thanks to April, Amanda, Kathy, Dean and everyone who showed up at
the home and cemetery to lend their support and help. Our love to her amazing nurse Serena.  E-mail letters
of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
William Carl Cook, 76, of Brenton, WV passed away on November 12, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in St.
Francis Hospital, Charleston, WV. He was born on December 21, 1939 in   Montgomery, WV a son of the late
Melvin and Tressie Tiller Cook. Carl was  a member of the UMWA Local 7604 and attended the Pentecostal
Holiness Church in Mullensville. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers French
McCoy, Walter L. Cook, Russell Waytovich and Paul Waytovich; four sisters Grace Acord, Mary Felty, Martha
Leal and Josephine Spinks. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years Caroline Cook; a son Mark and wife
Jennifer Cook of Beckley; a sister Lorraine and husband Huey Cook of Oceana; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Chris Lester and Rev. Irvin Lee officiating. He will be
laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on
Wednesday, November 16, 20106 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Lonnie Lewis Lusk, 81, of Oceana, WV passed away on November 15, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital,
Charleston, WV. He was born on December 30, 1934 in Cyclone, WV a son of the late Onnie Pierce and Mary
Ellen Bailey Lusk. Lonnie was a member of the UMWA Local 7604 and a member of the Lacoma Baptist
Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife Edith Elzoria Dancy Lusk; a son
Jerry Lusk; and two brothers Landon and Jackie Lusk. Survivors include two daughters Rebecca Susan
(Matt) Adams of Oceana and Sandra (Mackie) Canada of Pineville; a son Ricky Lusk of Oceana; three sisters
Lucy Grubb, Gretcha Brown and Sylvia Gibson; two brothers Earnel Lusk and Leonard Lusk; six
grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon on
Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ron
Harvey officiating. He will be laid to rest in Kopperston Community Cemetery, Kopperston, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 5-8:00 PM on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the funeral home.  E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Elcie New Hogston, 67, of Stollings, WV passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Logan
Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. She was born on December 2, 1948 in Gilbert Creek, WV a daughter of
the late Douglas and Dennie Mounts New. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two
brothers Wempie New and Frankie New;  and two sisters Kelsey Cline and Ina Hatfield. She gave her life to
the Lord at the Church of God of McConnel. Survivors include two daughters Del (Alicia) Hogston and
Angela Hogston all of Moneville; a son Clayton Hogston of Monaville; siblings Angie (Bobby) Farmer of
Man, Scotty (Josetta) New of Gilbert Creek, Delana Runion of Beckley, and John Clark (Paula) New of Coal
Mountain; she was the loving grandmother of Dustin Botsch, William Hogston and Tiffany (John)
Workman all of Monaville and Angela Lee Hogston of Madison Creek; several nieces, nephews and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at
the Full Gospel Church of God, Baisden, WV with Bro. Timmy Cline officiating. She will be laid to rest in
New Cemetery, Baisden, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday, November
22, 2016 at the church.   E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Landy Lay Osborne, 69, of Matheny, WV passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at his home. He was
born on July 6, 1947 in Cyclone, WV a son of Willie and Cora Bailey Osborne. Landy was a member of Faith
Baptist Church, and the UMWA Local 7692. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three
brothers Wannie, Vaughn and Cleateth Osborne; and three sisters Emma Bailey, Gertrude Lusk and Tiny
Flaugher. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years  Margaret Lafferty Osborne; a daughter Vickie
(Iverson) Bailey of Matheny; two sisters Fannie (Bill) Rollins and Dovie Lusk all of Cyclone; a brother Braden
(Sarah) Osborne of VA; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00
AM on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Johnny Toler officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may
gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will
be Iverson Bailey, Charlie and Claude Goodwin, Benny Lafferty, Willis Workman and Bert Short, III. Special
thanks to pastor Johnny Toler, Bert Short, III, Dena Spence, Charlie and Claude Goodwin, Barb Arbogast,
Sherry Bragg and Sandy Dove. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Harold Keith Cline, 76, of Lynco, West Virginia went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 21, 2016. He
passed away peacefully at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, West Virginia. Harold was diagnosed with a rare
brain disorder, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, in July and passed from complications of the disease.
Harold was born on February 29, 1940 in Baileysville, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Keith and
Nita Conley Cline. Harold was a member of the Joseph Baptist Church. He was a 1959 graduate of
Baileysville High School and had worked for Ashland Oil in Brenton. Harold's hobbies included fishing and
deer hunting. He loved hunting trips with his friends and family where they laughed a lot, told "whopper"
stories, and shared a special bond. He also enjoyed coon hunting and going to Cincinnati with Joe Short and
other friends. Harold loved West Virginia University sports, the Cincinnati Reds, NASCAR driver Mark
Martin and Andy Griffith. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his youngest brother
Roger Cline and his precious granddaughter Megan Elizabeth Goodman. Survivors include his wife of 57
years Wilma Toler Cline, two daughters Jennifer Goodman of Lynco and Becky Cassell and husband JW of
Mooresville, North Carolina; three granddaughters Ashley Goodman of Lynco, Ally and McKenzie Cassell of
Mooresville, NC; two great-grandchildren Harlow Osborne and Ledger Bailey of Lynco; a brother Tony
(Carolyn) Cline of Clear Fork; a sister-in-law Judy Cline of Pineville; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday November 27, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev Hannibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may call from 6 - 9:00 PM on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the
funeral home. Pallbearers will be Steven Cline, Shane Cline, JW Cassell, Adrian Maynard, Bryce Nelson and
Chuck Childers. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ruth Ellen Trent, 91, of Lillydale, WV passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at her home. She was
born December 23, 1924 in Cunard, WV a daughter of the late Henry Lee and Margaret Reid Burford. She
was a member of the Lynco Pentecostal House of Prayer and the retired owner of Trent's Market. She was
also preceded in death by her loving husband Roy Trent, three brothers Henry Lee Burford, Jr., Thomas
Matthew Burford and Franklin Delano Burford. Those left to cherish her memory are five sons Gary Trent
of Elizabethtown, KY, Greg Trent and wife Cindy of Elizabethtown, KY, Harold Trent and wife Sandra of
Beaver, Darrell Trent and wife Ernestine of Elkview and Roy Trent and wife Doreen of Lillydale;  four
daughters Sheila Shumate and husband Firley of Glen Fork, Debbie Smith and husband James of Crouch's
Farm, Mary Wykle and husband Jay of Lillydale and Medina Trent-Borja and husband Jesus "Tyson" of
Houston, TX; twenty five grandchildren Joey and Jeremy Shumate, Thomas Roy, Gregory Michael, Tyler,
Stevie, Kealind, Harold Ray, Melissa, Darrell Jay, Christie, Roy, Jr., Ashley and Dustin Trent, Brandon,
Matthew and Samantha Smith, Candace and Richard Day, Kaitlyn and Michael Vance, Hailey Wykle, Joey
Bailey, Jenna and David Fish; fourteen great grandchildren Caine, Kersten, Kylie, Dylan, Emiley, Bella,
Kaidence, Noah and Abel Trent, Trent Smith, Brayleigh, Jacelynn and Carson Vance, Ashton Fish and one on
the way; three step-grandchildren Kirby and Joey Massey and Chase Kennedy; three step-great
grandchildren Westen, Brody and Miley Massey; her favorite pet Eddie; and a host of nieces, nephews and
other loving family and friends. The family extends special thanks for the love and care showed to their
mom by Bonnie Morgan, Calista Trent, Belinda Hamilton, Darlene Bennett, Dena Spence, Cassie Street,
Serena Riffe, Pam Huff and Tina Hurley.  Funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday December 1,
2016 in the Lynco Pentecostal House of Prayer with Pastors Larry and Patty Morgan and Rev. Darrell
Stapleton officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV. The family
will receive friends from 6 - 9:00 PM on Wednesday November 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be
made to: Pentecostal House of Prayer, Box 68, Lynco, WV 24857 or Hospice of Southern WV, 454
Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
James Orville Ellis, 84, of Baisden, WV, formerly of Justice, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016
at Tug Valley ARH, South Williamson, KY. He was born on September 16, 1932 in Justice, WV a son of the
late Humphrey and Nellie Brooke Cook Ellis, Sr. James was a United States Marine who served during the
Korean Conflict, a member of the UMWA and was an electrician in the coal mines for many years. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Robert Lewis Ellis; his second wife Anna Lee Ellis
and first wife Truby Louise Blankenship Ellis; a brother Humphrey Ellis, Jr.; six sisters Ruth Bragg, Pauline
Lawrence, Myrtle "Sis" Howard, Ernestine Trent, Joan Haynes and an infant sister Helen Ellis. Survivors
include two daughters Cherie Lynne Beheler and husband Tim of Baisden and Belinda Gail Ellis Cash and
husband RL of Buchanan, VA; two step daughters Kim Maynard and husband Charlie of Uneeda and Debbie
Andrews of San Bernardino, CA; five grandchildren Timmy, Nick, Casey, Jason and Bill; six great
grandchildren Nathan, Kinzie, Conner, Joshua, Brooklyn and Jayce; a great great grandchild Caroline
Eleanora; s
even step grandchildren Samantha, Amanda, Scott, Terry, Trevor, Katie and Levi;  and a host of
nephews and nieces who he loved dearly. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. He will be
greatly missed and always loved. A celebration of his life will be held from 2-6:00 PM on Saturday,
January 28, 2017 at the Justonian Restaurant, Justice, WV. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the
Justonian Restaurant. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Mary Christine Taylor, 66, of Pineville, WV passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV surrounded by the comfort and love of family. Born February 28, 1950, in Pineville, WV
a daughter of the late William Harrison and Virginia Ann Bradford Jewell. Christine made her home nestled
between the mountains she loved.  She resided briefly in Culpeper, Virginia, however the mountains, along
with her desire to be amongst family, beckoned her home. Christine was a caring, warm, kind and generous
person with a big heart. Her home was often a gathering place where any and all were made to feel
welcome. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Jack Taylor.
Survivors include son Charles Taylor, and his wife Tammy of Culpeper, VA; daughter Robin Goode, and her
husband Wesley of Mullens, WV; son Jack Gregory Taylor of Kenosha, WI; three granddaughters Laken
Pruitt of Stillwater, OK, Natasha Roberts of Pineville, WV, Autumn Taylor of Culpeper, VA; three
great-grandchildren Boston, Kerrigan and Gavin, whom she dearly loved; siblings Rita Day, David Jewell and
his wife Betty, and Danny Jewell all of Pineville, WV; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 5:30 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Scotty Cline and Colby Pennington officiating. Friends may gather with the
family from 4-5:30 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may
be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Velma Azella McGlothlin Pizzino, 85, of Glen Fork, WV passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at her
home. She was born April 3, 1931 a daughter of the late Posey Lee and Melva Gilespie McGlothlin. She was a
member of the Russell Missionary Baptist Church, owner of Velma's Bargain Outlet, a nurse and worked at
Goodson's in the meat department. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 65
years John Burton "Burt" Pizzino, Sr.; a son John Pizzino, Jr.; two brothers Elton and John Alford
McGlothlin and two sisters Pauline Tilley and Vada McKinney. Survivors include two daughters Debrah
Hargis of Skin Fork and Pamela Atkins of Valdese, NC; two sons Danny (Glenda) Pizzino of Glen Fork and
Richard (Jan) Pizzino of Lexington, KY; thirteen grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters Oma
Graham of Princewick and Sylvia Gilley of Martinsville, VA and a host of other loving family and friends.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 5, 2016 at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny,
WV with Bro. Gene Reid officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 6-8:00 PM on Sunday,
December 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.   The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Stanley Ray Bailey, 46, of Glen Fork, WV passed away following a long illness on Thursday, December 1,
2016 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on February 28, 1970 in Beckley, WV a son of  
Anita Louise Bailey of Glen Fork and the late Zodos Blevins. In addition to his father he is preceded in death
by his grandmother Louise Bailey; and uncle Mike Bailey. In addition to his mother survivors include a
daughter Sierra Cheyanne Bailey of Oceana; a son Mickey Dale Byars of Ravencliff; a grandson Brantley
Xavier Belcher; brother Michael Carl Bailey; nephews Michael Dewayne Bailey and Dakota Ray Bailey; best
friend Scotty Lee Sizemore of Ravencliff; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV. He will be laid to rest in Polk Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00
AM until time of services on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the funeral home. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Herbert Allen Milam, 67, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on November 22, 1949 the son of the late Jesse and Lucille Fraley
Milam. Herbert is a member of Joseph Baptist Church and the UMWA. He was a United States Army
Vietnam Veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years
Ginger Spolarich Milam; two daughters Michelle Snuffer of Glen Fork and Miranda Toler of Oceana; two
sons Tommy (Kathy) Milam of Glen Fork and Brian (Sandra ) Milam of Clear Fork; two sisters Brenda
(Windel) Stewart of Matheny and Florence of NC; a brother Tommy (Linda) Milam of FL; nine grandchildren
Brooke, Abigail, Alley, Tommy, Mia, Dawson, McKinzie, Jake and Olivia; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Glen Fork
Baptist Temple, Glen Fork, WV with Rev. Tommy Milam officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. Wyoming County Honor Guard will conduct military rites. Friends may gather with
the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the church.  E-mail
letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by
the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Ricky Noel Lusk, Jr. 37, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Ruby Memorial
Medical Center, Morgantown, WV. He was born on January 11, 1979 in Logan, WV a son of Ricky Noel and
Brenda Lea Holt Lusk, Sr. of Cyclone. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Sebert Noel Lusk and Billy
Ray Lusk. In addition to his parents he is survived by his loving wife of 16 years Stephanie Lynn Cantrell
Lusk; a brother Joshua Lee Lusk and girlfriend Dory of Sophia; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Bright Prospect Missionary
Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Gilfilin officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the
church.   E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Cordie Lee Toler, 83, of Cedar Creek, WV passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Welch Community
Hospital, Welch, WV. She was born on February 25, 1933 in Uno, WV a daughter of the late Namon and Nora
Trent Toler. Cordie attended the Sunhill Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded
in death by her loving husband Aaron Toler; a daughter Lisa Gay; sisters Delores Harvey, Otheil Blankenship,
Patricia Raleigh and Charlotte Allen; and a brother Fred Toler. Survivors include three daughters Shirley
(Buck) Toler, Dreama (Teddy) Lester and Rachel (Clifford) Belcher all  of Cedar Creek; four sisters Diana
Ellis, Ugonda Massey, Alice Hanshaw and Porsche Scoglietti; three brothers Mike, Ben and Johnny Toler;
grandchildren Earl Patrick, Melissa, Crystal, Clifford, Jr., Tiffany, JoJo, Tracy, Christina, AJ, Sherry and Mike;
great grandchildren Garrett and wife Allie, Austin, Brittany, DeeDee, Brayden, Caleb, Bryson, McKenzie,
Courtney, Cory, Summer, Christopher and Layla; great great grandchild Kanon; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Friday, December 9th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jonathan Blankenship and Rev. Allen Blankenship officiating.
She will be laid to rest in the Toler Cemetery, Cedar Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from
6-9PM on Thursday, December 8th at the funeral home.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Vondie Spratt, 79, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at his home. He was born
on  October 10, 1937 in Clear Fork a son of the late James and Goldie Bailey Spratt. Heaven gained one
amazing angel.  He served 20 years in the United States Navy and was an highly decorated officer. He
worked until he couldn't work anymore due to health problems. He was an amazing husband and father! He
attended the Kopperston Freewill Baptist Church for many years. He was truly an amazing man who has
brought so much joy to all our lives. He will never be forgotten! He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years
Margie Spratt; three children Joseph V. Torres, Kimberly (William) Smith and Philip (Erin) Spratt; three
special grandchildren Candice E. Torres, Brittany M. Amad and Hayley M. Blair, these girls were his
everything. After becoming ill he had problems remembering the rest of his grandchildren but never
forgetting his love for all of them. His grandchildren from Joe are Paige, Caleb, Dentisy, Tylor and Skya and
of course Trevor Torres. His grandchild from Kimberly was Hayley M. Blair, and she was the apple of his
eye. He often said she was his second chance because he wasn't around when I was a child. I also have my
step children Jeremy and William Smith who also brought joy to their life as he did theirs. His grandchildren
from Philip was Aiden, Sophia and Ava, these little girls here brought him so much joy. He also has four
great grandchildren Rosa, Rojan, Rylan and Ashton Justo Landa. He has two brothers Ronald (Katt) Spratt
and Connie Spratt; two sisters Shirley Strawn and Kye (Ron Harvey) Spratt; he has many brother and
sister-in-laws that he was loved by and who have always helped and been so supportive of his needs. two
special friends Irene and Jim Womack; several nieces nephews who he loved to pick on as much as they
picked on him. Friends may gather with the family from 1-3:00 PM on Sunday, December 11th  in the Chapel
of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Rev. Rayborn Cook officiating. The Wyoming County Honor
Guard will conduct military rites. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the service.
E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.     The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Donzal Loral Curry, Sr., 80, of Pineville, WV passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born on April 1, 1936 in LA Porte, IN a son of the late Clem and Venita
Sink Curry. Donzal was a United States Army Veteran. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a
daughter Julie Ann Curry;  a son-in-law Douglas "Junebug" Shelton, Jr.; six brothers and three sisters. He
was a member of the Pineville Church of God where he loved his church and church family. He also loved
being with his family and especially his grandchildren and loved fishing and camping. Survivors include his
loving wife of 49 years Hebera "Timmy" Curry; a daughter Judy Curry Shelton; a son Donny (Nicole) Curry
all of Greencamp; the love of his life his grandchildren Douglas Shelton, Alexis and Jacob Curry; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at
the Pineville Church of God, Pineville, WV with Pastor Norman Gray officiating. He will be laid to rest in
Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Monday,
December 12, 2016 at the church. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Earl Cline, 86, of Brenton, WV passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the McDowell Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Gary, WV. He was born on September 1, 1930 in Hannah Branch, WV a son of the late
Lark and Mona Toler Cline. Earl attended the Church of God of Christ Jesus in Baileysville. He loved
watching baseball and especially the Dodgers. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. Earl loved talking
to people and he never met a stranger. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by six brothers
Lemon, Willard, Jack, Billy, Wallace and Estil. Survivors include his loving wife of over 60 years Irene West
Cline; five children Sandra (Jerry) Toler, Rita (Danny) Toler all of Sun Hill, Eddie (Troy Nipper) Cline of
Indian Creek, Patsy (Randy) Kennedy and Randall (Angie) Cline all of Brenton; nine grandchildren Sherry
(Robert) Hunt, Patrick (Britany) Toler, Farrah (Justin) Walker, Kayla (Will) Daniels, Matthew (Brittany)
Cline, Jessica (Corey Willard) Cline, Corey (Samantha) Kennedy, Waylon Cline and Paige Kennedy; seven
great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Jewell Short; a sister Vivian (Lonnie) Church of Jesse; his dog Lady;
and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM on Sunday, December
11, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Ervin Lee officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Beaver Cemetery, Baileysville, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6:00 PM until
time of service on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the funeral home.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent
at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Tammy Kaye Francis, 53, of Glen Fork, WV passed away on December 13, 2016 at Raleigh General Hospital,
Beckley, WV. She was born on September 26, 1963 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late Curtis and Joy
Phillips Tilley. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Tyler Francis; stillborn brother;
and five brothers Kenneth, Richard, David, Jerry and Stevie Tilley. Survivors include her loving husband of
35 years Edgar Garrett Francis; two daughters Kandis Francis and companion Christopher Hash of Sabine
and Crystal Littleton of Weirton; a sister Rhonda Allen and companion Gary Frazier of Sabine; three
brothers Duke Tilley of Sabine, Gary "Porkie" Tilley of Oceana and Charlie Tilley of Sabine; seven
grandchildren Seth and Jericho Tilley, Shiloh Wright, Coleton, Chase, Jenneve and Christina Littleton; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 16,
2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, Jr. officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Glen Fork Community Cemetery, Glen Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 11:00 AM until time of service on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the funeral home. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Lillie Mae Brooks Chambers, 63, of Glen Rogers, WV passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Hilltop
Center, Hilltop, WV. She was born on August 10, 1953 in Glen Rogers, WV a daughter of Sheba Roberts
Brooks of Glen Rogers and the late Arthur V. Brooks. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a
brother Arthur R. Brooks. Lillie was a graduate of Glen Rogers High School and was a resident of Hilltop
Center. In addition to her mother survivors include a sister Kathy Blankenship; two brothers John J. Brooks
and Dewayne S. Brooks all of Glen Rogers; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church,
Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Herbert Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery,
Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Monday,
December 19, 2016 at the church. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Delbert Woodrow "Red" Cline, 75, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home
following a short illness. He was born on May 20, 1941 in Iaeger, WV a son of the late Woodrow Wilson and
Anna Mae McCoy Cline. Delbert is a member of the Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church where he served as
deacon and sang in the choir. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Carl Cline and a
sister Linda Toler. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years Shirley Louise Craig Cline; a daughter Leisha
Renae (Gary)  Mills of Slab Fork; a son Jamie Delbert Cline and Partner Michael Meehan of San Rafael, CA;
six grandchildren Corey Alexander and Casey Garrett Mills, Taylor, Michael, Tristan and Jacob
Cline-Meehan; three sisters Beatrice (Bruce) Lamb of Beckley, Alyce Argabright of Oceana and Tammy
(Dickie) Bragg of Beckley; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00
PM on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Erwin Gregory
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 7-9:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Stafford Family Funeral Home and one hour
before the service at the church on Friday.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Rebecca Hazel Salyers Stapleton, 87, of Matheny, WV passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at
Harper Mills, Beckley, WV. She was born on April 3, 1929 a daughter of the late Joe and Bertha Price
Salyers. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years Charles
Stapleton; two brothers Buford and Clarence Salyers; and a sister Diane Ball. Survivors include two sons
Doug Stapleton and wife Shelby and Darrell Stapleton and wife Magel all of Matheny; two sisters Imogene
Hayden of Ocala, FL and Patricia Toler of Beckley; five grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; six great
great grandchildren; a special friend Dorothy Brooks; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Lowell O'Dell officiating. She will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park,
Beckley, WV. Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of service on Wednesday, January 4,
2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Darren, Heath, Marcus, Derrick and Chris Stapleton and
Michael Blankenship.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.    
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Herbert Fred Cook, 88, of Kopperston, WV went peacefully to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 4,
2017 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV following a short illness. He was born November 1, 1928 in
Rockview, WV, a son of the late Fred H. and Faye Mullens Cook. Herbert was a beloved husband, father,
grandfather, uncle and friend. His kindness, loyalty and goodness drew people to him. He was a man of
great Christian Faith and exhibited unyielding love for his Savior. Herbert's love for his wife and family
revealed his amazing character. He was truly loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Herbert was
a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, a US Navy Veteran and a member of the Toneda Baptist
Church in Kopperston, WV. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Cletis Stewart and
a brother "Little" Roger Cook. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years Betty; his
daughter Beverly Fleenor and husband Carl "Tuffy" of Kopperston; his son Tommy Cook and wife Janet of
Titusville, FL; five grandchildren Anessia Thomas and husband Richard of Chesapeake, VA, Brandon Fleenor
and wife Kristy of Clear Fork, Chris Fleenor and wife Mandy of Glen Allen, VA, Thomas Cook and wife
Jennifer of Titusville, FL, and April Brown and husband Calvin of Titusville, FL; ten great grandchildren
Alysson and Jaeden Fleenor, Ian and Parker Thomas, Mandolin and Stone Fleenor, Peyton, Avery and Brinley
Cook, and Hayden Brown; two brothers Billy Joe (Janice) Cook of Pineville and Selby (Beatrice) Cook of
Pineville; five sisters Delmia Rainwater of TX, Reva (Don) McMillon of OH, Sonja (Jack) Brewer of TX, Janie
Williams of TX and Trilla (Edsell) Cook of TX;  and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service
will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday January 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home with
Minister Johnny Maynard officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. The
Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Friends may gather with the family
from 11:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Sympathy E-mails may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, is serving the family.
Marshall L. Reed, 42, of Hanover, WV departed this life on January 14, 2017 in Logan Regional Medical
Center, due to a bacterial infection and pneumonia. He was born on October 31, 1974 in Logan, WV, a son of
Berlin Reed of Hanover and the late Linda Smith Reed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with
his son and very best friend Melvin Hunt. In addition to his mother he is preceded death by his grandmother
Barbara "Poochie" Tomblin and a brother Newsome Dwain Reed. Survivors also include his wife Jamie
Saylor, sons Berlin Nathanial Reed of the home and James Wyth Saylor and wife Danielle of Justice;
grandchildren Gage Matthew Isenhart, Alexis Grace Saylor and Aaron James Saylor all of Justice; a brother
Bert Reed and wife Cindy of Archdale, NC; three sisters Glenna Renee Wood of Bushnell, FL, Melody Ann
Smith and Sam Shrewsbury of Barkers Ridge and Patty M. Reed and June Bug McClellan of Logan; a special
sister-in-law Heather Heidi Vance of Hanover; special nieces and nephews Radford Smith and Katlyn Smith
of Skin Fork, Jessica Smith and Mike Matthew of Barkers Ridge, Paige Vance and Raylee Vance both of
Hanover; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday
January 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, with Rev. Dennis Lester officiating. He will
be laid to rest in the Paris Lester Cemetery, Ikes Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5 - 8:00
PM on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to the funeral home.
E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, is serving the family.
Eleanor Blankenship Lafferty, 64, of Ravencliff, WV passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at her
home.  In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated.  E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Franklin Darrell Lafferty, 80, of Ravencliff, WV passed away  on January 17, 2017 at his home. In keeping
with his wishes he will be cremated. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.
Ronald Roy "Ronnie" Blankenship, 58, of Concord, NC passed away on January 7, 2017 in Carolina Medical
Center North East, Concord, NC. He was born on March 12, 1958 in Logan, WV, a son of Zora Russell
Blankenship of Oceana and the late Leroy Blankenship. Ronnie was a member of the UMWA and a disabled
coal miner. In addition to his father he is preceded death by his grandparents Roy and Olive Russell. In
addition to his mother survivors include two daughters Tanya Lynette (James Lewis) Smith of Glen Fork
and Jordan Nicole Blankenship of Concord, NC; two grandchildren Savannah Lanette (Austin) Gibson and
Moriah Kay Smith; a sister Evelyn (Wes) Cook of Oceana; nephews Ryan (Tiffany) Cook of Glen Daniels and
Tyler Cook of Morgantown and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held at
2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Ravencliff Church of God, Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Jamie
Smith and Rev. Tanya Smith officiating. He will be laid to rest in Glen Fork Community Cemetery, Glen
Fork, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, is serving the family.
Inez Lecco, 90, of Shady Spring, WV formerly of Kopperston passed away  on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at
Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at
www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV.