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.
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.
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. Immediate burial will take place 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.
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.
Mary Ann Vance Workman, 68, of Kopperston, WV passed away  on Sunday January 22, 2017 at Bowers
Hospice House, Beckley, WV. She was born on February 8, 1948 in Man, WV a daughter of the late William
Arnie and Daisey Mae Lowe Vance. She enjoyed playing her piano, spending time with her family and
preparing meals for them. In their younger days Ray and Mary loved dancing, especially the Jitterbug.  In
addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Buford Ray Workman; a son Samuel
Lewis Workman; an infant sister Margie; and three sisters Mildred Buchanon, Bonnie Morgan and Jean
Johnson. Those left to cherish her memory are  a daughter Gina Marie Sellards and husband Charlie; a son
Eddie Ray Workman and wife Angela; grandchildren Nicole Rae Bailey, Chad Lewis Bailey, Alexander Charles
Sellards, Tyler Lewis Workman, Ashley Raya Danielle Workman Burgess and husband Caleb, Jacob Tanner
Ray Workman and Jennah Ashtan RayAnn Workman; great grandchildren Kailey Marie Bailey and Emily
Grace Campbell; three sisters Susie Browning of Bluefield, Judy Nelson of Davin and Melissa Albright of NC;
and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January
26, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. William 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, January 26, 2017 at the funeral home. Stafford Family Funeral Home
is serving the family.
Kat Hill Spratt, 74, of Kopperston, WV passed away  on Monday January 23, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on June 23, 1942 in Lincoln County, WV a daughter of the late Ira
Wetzel and Allie I. Gillenwater Hill. Kat attended the Family Praise and Worship Center. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Debra Lynn Kelly. Survivors include her loving husband  of 44
years Rondell Spratt; three sons Charles G. Kelly of NC, Bobbie J. Spratt of Martinsville, VA, and Dale and
Autumn Spratt of Beckley; two grandsons Anthony and Kaeden; a great grandson Jesse; a granddaughter
Braelyn; four sisters Helen (Jimmy) Weaver of Albany, GA, Dorothy Farmer of Grand Riber, OH, Janet
Honaker of Crete, IL and Dolinda (Buddy) Maynard of OH;  and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Monday, January 30, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Timmy Brewster officiating. She will be laid to rest in Memorial Gardens
Cemetery, Madison, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-8:00 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at
the funeral home. Pallbearers will be friends and 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.
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.
Curley Hatfield, 72, of Matheny, WV passed away  on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at his home. He was born on
June 13, 1944 in Coal Mountain, WV a son of Georgia Hatfield  of Coal Mountain and the late Bernie
Hatfield. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a brother Tex Hatfield. Survivors include his
loving wife of 41 years Pamela Sue Wallace Hatfield; four daughters Fran (Mike Evans) Hatfield of Mt.
Hope, Eva (Doug) Pelphrey of Matheny, Michelle (Barry) Beaver of Matheny and Chasity (Rickey) Hicks of
Matheny; two sons Curley Lee (Roberta) Hatfield of Asheboro, NC and Allen (Anita) Hatfield of Coal
Mountain; five brothers Darrell (Anette) Hatfield of Faber, VA, Vernon (Ann) Hatfield of Winchester, VA,
Jerry (Robin) Hatfield of Coal Mountain, Rex (Julie) Hatfield of Coal Mountain and Terry (Sharon) Hatfield
of Brenton; thirteen grandchildren Santana Smith, D.J. Fernatt, Josh Hatfield, Ashely Hatfield, Beth
Hatfield, Kendra Hatfield, Latasha Maynor, Tyler Beaver, Dakota Beaver, Alyssa Hicks, Madison Hicks,
McKenzie Hicks and Tenlie Hicks; special nephew Brandon Wallace; special friend Chris Counts; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at1:00 PM on Friday January 27, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Alvin Browning and Pastor Glen Hatfield
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 Thursday January 26, 2017 at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Mike Evans,
Darrell Fernatt, D.J. Fernatt, Michael Smith, Randy Brown and Chris Counts. In lieu of flowers donations can
be made to the funeral home. Special thanks to Hospice of Southern WV and Jennifer Acord Wallace. 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.
David Eugene Stafford, 49, of Columbus, OH passed away  on Saturday January 21, 2017. He was born on
May 9, 1967 in Columbus, OH a son of David L. and Madalene Palmer Stafford of Columbus, OH. In addition
to his parents he is survived by three daughters Smantha, Suzette and Karrie; two sons Tod and Craig; three
sisters Teresa (Larry) Hall, Natalie (Mike) Alred and Tonya (Larry) Thompson; fourteen grandchildren; and
loved by many nieces, nephews, aunt, uncle, cousins, church family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at noon on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, Lillydale, WV with Bro. Jerry
Cottrell and Bro. Walter Kirk officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.
Friends may gather with the family after 6:00 PM on Monday January 30, 2017 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.
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.
Ola Laconda Queen, 53, of Oceana, WV passed away  on Sunday January 29, 2017.She was born on January
5, 1964 in Man, WV a daughter of the late Ivory Johnson and Vera Myrtle Justice Queen. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by two brothers Bill and Van Queen; and a sister Barbara Queen. Survivors
include two daughters Cassie Sowards of Isaban and Brooklyn Toler of Tamcliff; four sons Joshua (Kim)
Queen of Oceana, Brandon Queen, Ryan Queen and Dustin Queen all of Gilbert; four sisters Lotus (Jack)
Jacobs of Missouri, Nywana Little of Columbus, OH, Bonnie Adams of Gilbert and Alice Queen of Oceana;
three brothers James "Doc" (Diane) Queen of Tamcliff, Larry Queen of Kistler and Ivory (Paulette) Queen,
Jr. of Indy, IN; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on
Thursday February 2, 2017 at the Joseph Baptist Church, Lynco, WV with Pastor William Cook officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Thursday February 2, 2017 at the church. She will be
cremated following the funeral. 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.
James Emory Wray, 75, of Ravencliff, WV passed away  on Sunday January 29, 2017.He was born on March
7, 1941 in Petersburg, VA a son of the late James and Katie Wells Wray. James was a United States Navy
Veteran. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years Frieda Greer Wray; two daughters Hope Gould and
husband John of Chester, VA and Jodi Wray and husband David Dehart of Fayetteville; a son Bo Wray and
wife Kelly of Shady Spring; a sister Barbara Moore of Colonial Heights, VA; a brother Roy Wray of
Richmond, VA; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday February 3, 2017 at the Pine Grove Missionary
Baptist Church, Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Samuel Francis officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family  on Friday February 3, 2017 from
11:00 AM until time of service at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friend. The Wyoming County
Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites.  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.
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.
Terry Lee Browning, 67, of Gilbert, WV passed away  on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at his home. He was born
on February 14, 1949 in Gilbert, WV a son of the late Mora Lee and Virginia Poe Browning. In addition to his
parents he is preceded in death by two brothers Fred Browning and Curtis Browning. Terry is a member of
the UMWA, Road Angels Car Club and the Justice Church of God. Survivors include his loving wife of 45
years Wanda Sue Daugherty Browning; two sweet dogs Bella and Bobo; a sister Sue (Bob) Miller of
Cleveland, OH; four brothers Danny G. (Sharon) Browning of Wharcliffe, Jay (Carol) Browning of Gilbert,
Richard (Linda) Browning of Ocala, FL, and David (Sharon) Browning of Ocala, FL; a sister-in-law Priscilla
Browning of Danville, WV; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will
be cremated and there will be no services. 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.
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.
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.
Tennessee Parsley Duncan, 90, of Oceana, WV passed away  on Friday February 3, 2017 following a long
illness at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center , New Richmond, WV. She was born on September 18,
1926 in Pilgrim, KY a daughter to the late George and Fannie Moore Parsley. In addition to her parents she
is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Amos Duncan; four sisters Dixie Tilley Brown, Irene
Duncan, Betty Jo Daughtery and Avonelle Snively; a brother Leonard Parsley; and two sons-in-law's Leon
Jones and Joseph (Joe) Britton, Sr. She is survived by her children: Harold Duncan and wife Linda, Delores
Elkins and husband Jeffrey, all of Lynco, WV, Peggy (Jones) Harless and husband Ed of Oceana, WV, Phyllis
Britton of West Union, WV, Linda Young and husband Scott of Newport News, VA, and Terri Womack and
husband Mark of Bluefield, WV; siblings James Raymond Parsley and wife Rose of Phoenix, AZ, Ruby Eary
and husband Verl of Las Vegas, NV, Anniebell Sloop and husband Ken of Topeka, KS, and Billie Jean
Armstrong of Columbus, OH; eleven grandchildren: eighteen great- grandchildren; seven great-great-
grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friend.  In keeping with Mother’s wishes there will be
no visitation and only a graveside service at 2:00 PM on Monday February 6, 2017  at the Kopperston
Community Cemetery, Kopperston, WV with Rev.  Ron Harvey officiating.  Grandsons will serve as
pallbearers. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Wyoming Continuous Care
and Dr. Scott Keffer, for the love and care they gave to our mother during her time spent there. 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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Scott "Bodine" Blankenship, 43, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Oceana, went home to be with the
Lord on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born on April 28, 1973 in Man, WV, the son of Larry and Vickie
Aliff Blankenship of Clear Fork. Jeffrey was a former Paramedic in L.E.A.S.A. in Logan County, a mine safety
instructor at Southern WV Community and Technical College in Logan, a volunteer at the Oceana Volunteer
Fire Department for many years and most recently worked for WV DOH in Wyoming County. Jeffrey
"Bodine" never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew and worked with him. Most of all, Jeffrey
loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was always telling others of his love for the Lord. In addition to his parents
survivors include his loving wife Mary Leigh Ellison Blankenship; son Samuel Elias Blankenship; sister Kelly
Blankenship of Hurricane; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00
PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Pastors Hannibal Blankenship and Erwin Gregory officiating and Eulogy by Matthew Ellison. He will be laid
to rest in the Blankenship Family Cemetery, Clear Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00
PM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be the Oceana VFD. 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.
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; seven 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.
Michael Charles Blankenship, 56, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Friday February 3, 2017. He was born
on January 3, 1961 in Oceana, WV a son of Hazel Graham Blankenship of Kopperston and the late Edwin
Dennis Blankenship. Michael was a member of The Well Church. In addition to his father he is preceded in
death by his grandparents Wayne and Tressie Graham; a sister Debrah Blankenship; three brothers Franklin,
Clifford and David Blankenship; and a brother-in-law Andrew Lester. In addition to his mother survivors
include a special daughter Meagan Riddle; a sister Edwinna Lester of Hanover; two brothers Danny Wayne
Blankenship of Kopperston and Leroy (Sarah) Blankenship of Clear Fork; two special grandchildren Aubrey
and Michael; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at1:00 PM on
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at The Well Church, Kopperston, WV with Pastor Jeff Green officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Blankenship Cemetery, Clear Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM
until time of service 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.
Wanda Clarice Lusk Watts, 65, of Cyclone, WV Passed Sunday February 5, 2017 at her home. She was born
on December 25, 1951 a daughter of the late Shelly L. and Brookie Osborne Lusk. Wanda was a member of
the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband of 44 years Jimmy Watts; a daughter Tina Lynn Cox; and a sister Brady Osborne. Survivors include
two sons Jimmy Scott (Linda Payday) Watts and Jamie Lee Watts of Cyclone; six grandchildren Brandon
Toler, Dalton Watts, Nichalas Watts, and Tori Watts all of Cyclone and Jade Cox and Steven Cox III of
Lynco; a great grandson Bryer Toler of Cyclone; three sisters Orpha (Don) Harvey, Patsy (Mickey) Lusk all
of Cyclone and Thelma Faulkner  of Oceana; a brother Shelly Earl (Gloria Jean) Lusk of Kopperston; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 10,
2017 at the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Rev. Scottie Lusk officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Osborne Family Cemetery, Brushy, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00
AM until time of services on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be friends and 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.
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.
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.
Lawrence Edward Stacy, 70, of Pineville, WV passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on September 3, 1946 in Welch, WV a son of the late William Russell
and Elizabeth McCoy Stacy. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Roger Lee Stacy.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years Brenda Faye Newsome Stacy; two sons William Edward Stacy
of Statesville, NC and Lawrence Edward Stacy of Cornelius, NC; a brother Grant (Stella) Stacy of Itman;
three grandchildren Savannah Stacy, Gabby Stacy and Reagan Stacy; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Russell McCoy officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services
on Thursday, February 9, 2017at 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.
Denis Audet, 75, of McGraws, WV passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV.He was born on November 12, 1941 in Quebec, Canada a son of the late Octavian and Scile
Audet. Denis was a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son
Rodney Audet and a great grandchild Anrek Steele. Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years Delois
Blankenship Audet; two granddaughters Megan (Samuel) Steele of Saulsville and Brittany Hatfield of
Hanover; a grandson Joe Audet of Saulsville; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Rev. Ernest Francis, Jr. officiating. He 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 Tuesday,
February 14, 2017 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.
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.
Lacy Kennis "Tojo" Stewart, 86, of Oceana, WV passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 following a short
illness at CAMC, Charleston, WV. he was born on August 3, 1930 in Matheny, WV a son of the late Crawford
K. and Laura Stewart. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by a brother Donald K. Stewart; two sisters Ernestine Fletcher and Beatrice Hood. Those
left to cherish his memory are three sons Terry Michael Stewart of Beckley, Gary (Angie) Stewart of
Pineville and Lacy (Amanda) Stewart of Blythewood, SC; a daughter Sherry (Freddie) Bragg of Oceana; four
grandchildren Kristin (Josh) Stewart, Danielle Stewart and fiancé' Josh Jedra, Brandon Stewart and
Matthew Stewart; two great grandchildren Sophie and Landon Stewart; special friends Raymond Walker
and Dale Stewart; several nieces, nephews and host of other loving family and friends. A celebration of
Lacy's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Doc Adkins officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Saturday,
February 11, 2017 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.
Sharon  Lynn Frazier Pennington, 68, of Sabine, WV passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at her home.
She was born on February 12, 1948 in Sabine, WV a daughter of the late Hubert and Hydrith Price Frazier.
Sharon attended the Glen Fork Church of God. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband of 50 years William Pennington; two sons Edward and Danny Pennington; a daughter Melissa
Stapleton; and two brothers Ricky and Danny Frazier. Survivors include six grandchildren Brittany (Dougie)
Hatfield of Hanover, Courtney Stapleton, Derrek Stapleton, Christopher Stapleton all of Matheny, Austin
Pennington of McGraws and Devan Pennington of Beckley; two great grandchildren Cayden Riffe and Tyler
Hatfield  both of Hanover; a brother Charles (Etta) Frazier of VA; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Special thanks to her sister-in-law Eva Pennington, Hospice of Southern WV and special friends
Vickie Hatten and Rhonda Allen. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 13, 2017 in
the Chapel of Stafford family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Darrell Stapleton and Rev Cecil Thompson
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, February 13, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. Special thanks to Hospice of Southern West Virginia. 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 Dawn Trent, 43, of Shannon Mill Creek, WV went to Heaven on Monday, February 6, 2017 at ARH,
Beckley, WV. She was born on October 23, 1973 in Mullens, WV a daughter of Teresa Trent of Shannon Mill
Creek and the late Kenny Trent. Teresa was a 1991 graduate of Baileysville High School. In addition to her
father she is preceded in death by grandparents Leonard and Pearl Trent and Harrison and Ruby Morgan;
eight uncles and seven aunts. In addition to her mother survivors include two sisters Kelley Ball and
husband Jonathan and Tara Trent and companion AJ Hatfield; two nephews Austin and Jacob Ball all of
Shannon Mill Creek; uncles and aunts James and Mary Morgan of Turkey Creek, Rita and Arvil Jessie of NC,
Dorothy and Arnold Goins of NC, Sherry Morgan of FL, Kathy and Mark Jeffrey of TN, Timmy and Lou Trent
of OH, Leck and Kristy Trent of KY, Jimmy and Lila Trent of WV, Robbie Trent of Wyoming, Alice Trusty of
IN, John R. Edwards of Turkey Creek, Shirley Trent of Marianna, Jan and Doug Calloway of Beckley and
Becky Trent of OH; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM
on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Shannon Mill Creek, WV with Bro.
Wayne Bailey and Bro. Larry Day officiating. She will be laid to rest in Trent Cemetery, Shannon Mill Creek,
WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of services on Sunday, February12, 2017
at the church. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Ball, AJ Hatfield, Chris Ball, Clayton Trent, Chad Johnston,
Chuckie Steele, Jeremy Bailey. Honorary pallbearers Austin Ball and Jacob Ball. 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.
Linda Lou Payne Collings, 76, of Clear Fork, WV passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017
at her home. She was born on February 7, 1941 in Landville, WV a daughter of the late Burb
Payne and Athleen Davis Payne Southard. Linda was a 1959 graduate of Baileysville High
School. She worked at various manufacturing facilities in Indiana, worked for Island Creek
Coal Company in Coal Mountain and worked at Clarice's Flower Shop in Gilbert. She became a
Christian in 1966 and she wrote a play called "Heaven, Hell and the Rapture" in the early 70's
and attended Big Cub Missionary Baptist Church. Her hobbies were painting, sewing,
crafting, gardening, interior decorating and shopping. She is preceded in death by her
parents. Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years Louis A. Collings; her children
Gregory (Debra ) Collings of Franklinton, NC, Tanya (Eddie) Stokes of Clear Fork and Shana
(Charlie) Hamilton of Coal Mountain; grandchildren Joshua (Christi) Stokes of Conneaut, OH,
Shane (Brie) Collings of Franklinton, NC, Sabrina (Jeremy) Thompson of Shady Spring and
Brittany (David) Wampler of Louisburg, NC; great grandchildren Rachel, Sara,  and Abby
Stokes, Kylie and Wyatt Collings of Franklinton, NC, Grayson Thompson of Shady Spring;
Khloe, Logan and Mason Wampler of Louisburg, NC; sister Patricia (Wesley) Adkins of Clear
Fork; brothers James (Sue) Payne of Clear Fork and Charles "Zeke" (Charlotte) Southard of
Coal Mountain. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Big
Cub Missionary Baptist Church, Coal Mountain, WV with Pastor Glenn Hatfield officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Hatfield Cemetery, Coal Mountain, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6:00 PM on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the church.  Pallbearers will be Clyde
Harding, Joshua Stokes, Shane Collings, David Wampler, Mark Muncy, Stevie Carter, Jeremy
Thompson and Steven Hessleberg. 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.
Dorothy Carol Smith, 56, of Beckley, WV passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, 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.
Kail Michael "Mike" Robinson, 65, of Brenton, WV departed this life  on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his
home. He was born September 25, 1951 in Pineville, WV the son of the late Kail and Emma Faye Grose
Robinson. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father-in-law Clinton Cline and a
granddaughter Sarah Elaine Morgan. Mike was a faithful friend, loving husband, father and grandfather. He
was employed for 36 years with Dominion Gas Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood working
and was a proud United States Army Vietnam Veteran. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife
of 44 years Luella "Lou" Robinson; a son fishing and hunting buddy Joe (Mary Ann) Robinson of Robinette,
a grandson Cody (Brandi) Green of Man; two brothers Jim (Teresa) Robinson of Statesville, NC and Jerry
Robinson of Pineville; a sister Judy Robinson of Pineville; mother-in-law Nora Cline of Hanover; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday, February 16th at
Stafford Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Lester officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial
Gardens, Matheny, WV. Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Friends may
gather with the family from 6-9PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's organization. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Danny Ray Gobel, 55, of Ballard, WV passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home after a long
battle with cancer. He was born on June 22, 1961 in Welch, WV a son of the late Benson McKinley and
Rosemary Lambert Gobel, Sr. Danny was of the Baptist Faith and a mechanic. He enjoyed time with his
family and watching preaching. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his maternal  
grandparents John and Bertha Lambert; paternal grandparents John and Lillie Gobel; a brother Robin
Gobel; and a son Aaron Hunt.  Survivors include his companion Sylvia Gibson of Beckley; a sister Diane
Gobel of Pineville; four brothers Benson, Jr. and Shelia Gobel of Bozoo, Glen and Lisa Gobel of Matheny,
Billy and Jessica Gobel of Cabin Creek and Jimmy and Stephanie Gobel of Man; a granddaughter Lakayan
Hunt; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends. 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.
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.
Robert Mitchell "Bob" Asbury, 89, of Brenton, WV departed this life  on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at his
home. He was born March 6, 1927 in McDowell County, WV the son of the late Thomas Benton and Mary
Jane Muncy Asbury. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Tommy and Bill Asbury. Bob was a former
teacher at Baileysville High School, a member of the WVEA, Masons, the Royal Arch, Bluefield Commander
and Baileysville Baptist Church. He was a US Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. Those left to
cherish his memory are his loving wife of 32 years Mary Edith Baker Asbury; a daughter Dawn Ogilvie of
Winchester, VA; a son Mark Baker of KY; eight grandchildren David (Kristen) Baker, Brittani (Phil) Baker,
Brooke Ogilvie, Gene Ogilvie III, Holly Ogilvie, Garrett Kyle Ogilvie, Bobbi Baker and Raymond Baker;
twelve great grandchildren;  an adopted daughter Judy Robinson of Pineville; sister-in-law Barbara Asbury
of Murfreesboro, TN; a niece Elizabeth (Richard) Haught; a nephew Robert (Doris) Asbury of
Murfreesboro, TN; great nieces and nephews Caitlin (Marty), Cristen, David, Brad, Jessica, Brian, Sarah
and Shelby; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be at 7: 00 PM on Friday,
February 17, 2017 at Baileysville Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Harvey officiating. In keeping with his
wishes he will be cremated following the service. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct
Military Rites. Visitation will be from 6-7PM and after the service until 9:00 on Friday at the church. In lieu
of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Bob's Memory. E-mail letters of
sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Howard "Fillmore" Dixon, 78, of Clear Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12,
2015 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born April 29, 1938 in Beeson, WV a son of the late
Howard L. "John" and Josephine Beaver Dixon. Fillmore was a loving husband, father, grandfather and
great grandfather. He was a member of Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, attended the Advent Christian
Church and a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife
Nancy Fleenor Dixon and a brother Dudney Dixon. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 8
1/2 years Janet Short Dixon; two children Renee (Ronald) Dixon Brown and Howard F. Dixon, Jr. all of
Jarratt, VA; two grandchildren Ashley (Chris) Brown Page of Jarratt, VA and Austin Noah Dixon of
Emporia, VA; two great grandchildren CJ Page and Drew Page; two step-sons James "Keith" Goins of AL
and Jason Edward (Tracy) Goins of Salisbury, NC; two sisters Judy (Sam) Francis of Glen Fork and Mary
Cline Ellison of Pineville; a brother Ballard (Wilhelmina) Dixon of Oceana; step-grandchildren Erika (Hayes)
Lusk of Clear Fork, Jarrod Goins of Man, Josh Goins and Ashley Goins both of Salisbury, NC; step-great
grandchildren Hayden Lusk, Breella Lusk and Jaxton Goins; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the Advent Christian Church, Clear
Fork, WV, with Rev. Sam Francis and Rev. Eddie B. Aliff, Jr. officiating. He 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 at the church. Pallbearers will be David Maynor, Ron Hall, Dakota Dixon, Ballard Dixon, Jr., Greg
Pennington, Donald Samples, Justin Smith and Micah Short and Honorary Pallbearer Mark Cook 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.
Douglas "Rosco" Runyon, 61, of Jesse, WV passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on March 28, 1955 in Welch, WV a son of the late Edward Lee and Joan
Lambert Runyon. Rosco was a member of the UMWA. He loved his grandchildren, working on cars and the
sheriff's department. Rosco was always ready to help out anyone.  He is preceded in death by his parents .
Survivors include his loving wife Ruby McComas Runyon; a daughter Deanna and Mike Tolliver of Jesse; two
granddaughters Coley and Haley Tolliver of Jesse; two brothers Charlie and Kim Runyon of Turkey Dip and
Frankie and Teresa Runyon of Lynco; a nephew Clay Runyon; a niece Holly Trent; sister-in-law Macie
McComas; and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jerry
Graham officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Jesse, WV. Friends may gather with the family
from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mike Johnson, Tim
Ellison, Brad Ellison, Eric McKinney, Sheril Parker and Jimmy White.  The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Kenneth James "Jimmy" Toler, 61, of Oceana, WV passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at his home. He
was born on February 10, 1956 in Pineville, WV a son of the late Walter Junior and Shirley Jean Pratt Toler.
Jimmy was a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Helen Rita
Bailey Toler. Survivors include a son Donald (Kelly) Bailey of Oceana; two grandchildren Alexandria and
Brooke Bailey; a sister Veanna Lynn (Jimmy) Roberts of Statesville, NC; two nieces Tammy (Andy) Elmore of
Statesville, NC and Amy Hicks of Salisbury, NC; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Randall Topping officiating. He will be laid to rest in Gilley's Cemetery, Clear
Fork, WV.  Friends may gather with the family from 1:00 PM until time of services on Thursday, February 23,
2017 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.
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.
Dana Lynn Salyer Prillaman, 69, of Oceana, WV passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at her home
following a rigorous battle with cancer. She was born on July 16, 1947 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late
James Carl and Rachel Shortridge Salyer. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband
of 43 years George Shockey "Shock" Prillaman; and a brother Edward Salyer. Survivors include a daughter
Rachel Susan Prillaman of Oceana; a son Reuben James Prillaman and wife Michelle of Oceana; a sister Mary
Alfrey of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; two brothers Grover Clinton (Sofia) Salyer of Houston, TX and Ira Carl Salyer
of Hattiesburg, MS; Five grandchildren Brianna Prillaman, Gabby Prillaman, Aaron Hoosier, Olivia Hoosier
and Ashley Blevins; her pet dog Dimples; and a host of other loving family and friends. A dinner in
celebration of her life will be held from 6-8:00 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Westside High
School Common Area, Clear Fork, WV. 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.
Alexis E. D. Sizemore, left this world to play with the angels in God's playground, just before she was born
on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. Alexis is the daughter of
Jackie Ryan and Amber Dawn Spurlock Sizemore of Horner, WV. She is preceded in death by her brother
Jordan Sizemore; great grandparents Lee and Ramona Sizemore and Jewell Pettry; an aunt Melissa Spurlock;
and great aunt Patricia Tilley. Left to cherish her memory are her loving parents; four brothers Noah, Elijah,
Ethan and Jackson Sizemore; grandparents Colinda Spurlock of TN and Jack and Thelma Sizemore of
Ravencliff; three uncles Jacob (Kaitlyn) Sizemore of Horner, Justin (Joni) Sizemore of Revencliff and Joshua
Sinecoff of TN; two aunts Melissa (Chris) Greer of Ravencliff and Rebecca (Julo) Bernabe of FL; and a host
of other loving family and friends.  Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017
at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, 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.
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.
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.
Nancy Darlene Brewster Allen, 63, of Indian Creek, WV passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at
Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. She was born on February 24, 1953 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the
late Jasper James and Delma Irene Miller Brewster. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by
two brothers Jackie and Richard Brewster; and a sister Carolyn Brewster. Survivors include a daughter
Jennifer Bennett of Indian Creek; a son Thomas James Allen of Indian Creek; two grandchildren Ariel
Bennett and Matthew Allen; a brother Marvin Brewster; and a host of other loving family and friends. 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.
Mont Carl White, 64, of Greenwood, WV went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Pikeville
Medical Center, Pikeville, KY after a long illness. He was born on December 12, 1952 in Bald Knob, WV a son
of the late Charlie and Eva Marie Osborne White. He was an active church member of Brown's Branch
Freewill Baptist Church. He loved to go fishing, camping and putting smiles on people's faces.  In addition
to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Virgil White; and grandparents Charlie Osborne,
Manervia Osborne Dempsey and Kemper and Emma White; step grandfather Charlie Dempsey. Survivors
include three brothers Roger (Eileen) White of Bald Knob, John White of Greenwood and Carlos (Debbie)
White of Greenwood; and a host of other loving family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at Noon on
Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Brown's Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Gordon, WV with Pastor Phil Rowe
officiating. He will be laid to rest in Jasper Workman Cemetery, Greenwood, WV. Friends may gather with
the family after 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 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.
Jerry Wade Roberts, 45, of Brier Creek, WV passed on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at his home. He was born
on September 5, 1971 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Shelby Roberts and Helen Toler Walker. He is
preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his companion Robin Lynn Belcher; a daughter Brittany
Roberts of Martinsville, IN; two grandchildren Tristen Roberts and Kaden Thomas; three brothers Timmy
Roberts of Clear Fork, Kevin (Lynda) Roberts of Laurel Branch and Terry Roberts of Glen Fork; two nieces
Kelsey (Derick) Cline of Glen Fork and Desera Roberts of Laurel Branch; two nephews Derek Hearns of
Oceana and Dillion Roberts of VA; and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be
held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Laurel Branch Church of God, Laurel Branch, WV with
Rev. Sammie Lester and Rev. Seth Cline officiating.  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.
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.
Chester Junior Dean, 61, of Matheny, WV went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. He was
born on September 25, 1955 in Welch, WV a son of the late Bill and Juanita Burgess Dean. Chester was a
loving and devoted husband. His hobbies included wagon rides and community events with his loved horses
Maude, Toot and Lightening. He was the proud owner of C&T Towing and Recovery, and loved by all that
knew him. He attended Matheny Church of God and stood for honesty, integrity and took pride in all that he
did. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Hatie Maynor of Clear Creek; and two
brother-in-laws Ken Maynor and Pete Evans. Survivors include his best friend and loving wife of 34 years
Teresa Flaugher Dean; three sisters Mary (Frank) Gurskey of Michigan, Brenda (Teddy) Vance of Iaeger and
Judy Evans of Matheny; three brothers Billy (Donna) Dean of GA, Lee (Ruth) Dean of VA and Lewis Dean of
FL; his closest friends Frank Graham, Wade White and Ricky McCoy; and a host of nieces, nephews, family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Monday, March 6th at the Matheny Church of God with
Rev. Jerry Graham officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens. Friends may gather with
the family from 6-9PM on Sunday, March 5th at the church.  The family is being served by the Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.
Larry Sherill "Butch" Lambert, 71, of Ikes Fork, WV passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Logan
Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 3, 1945 in Matewan, WV a son of the late Arthur and
Rose Madalyn Estep Lambert. Butch attended the House of Gethsemane on Panther Iaeger Road. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Lambert; two sisters Maureen Cline and
Sherry Hardy; a brother Terry Lambert; and a special friend Ernestine Justice. Survivors include a daughter
Angie Lambert of Jasper, AL; a son Larry Lambert, Jr. of NC; a step-daughter Kim Heasley Stratton; a
step-son Tommy (Stacy) Heasley; a sister Linda (Macel) Stanley of Palatka, FL; two brothers Jeff (Wanda)
Lambert and Harry (Lenna Gaye) Lambert all of Ikes Fork; three grandchildren Deziray Lambert, Joshua
Lambert, and Abigail Lambert; four step grandchildren Elizabeth Heasley, Addison Heasley, Joseph Hall and
Kristen Hall; two step great grandchildren Cadie Stratton and Joseph Hall; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 10,  2017 in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Danny Bowles officiating. Friends may gather with the family
from 6-9:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be
cremated following the services. 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.
Helen Jane Buck Webb, 86, of Poca, WV formerly of Oceana, WV starting rejoicing in Heaven on Thursday,
March 9, 2017 at her home. She was born on January 22, 1931 in Blacksburg, VA. Helen was a member of
the Oceana First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 60
years Raymond Robert Webb. Survivors include two daughters Cindy Stewart and husband Danny of Poca
and Debbie Miller and husband Ronald "Butch" of Fairdale; a son Ray Webb, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL;
grandchildren Chris Stewart and companion Corie and their children Devon, Juliana, Amelia, Addie, Ashley
and Joel,  Erica Pompie and husband Jason and their children Aiden and Kendall, David "DJ" Blankenship
and partner Becky Cooper, Amber Cains and husband Brad, and Brandi Carter and husband Joe, and children
Logan, Riley, Trinity and Desirea; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Oceana First Baptist Church, Oceana, WV with Pastor Jerry
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 Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the church. Grandsons 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.
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Luke "Roger" Kirkendall, 69, of Pineville, WV starting rejoicing in Heaven on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his
home. He was born on November 21, 1947 in Clear Fork, WV a son of the late Luther and Grasie Allen
Kirkendall. Luke was a retired coal miner of 28 years. A minister of the gospel for 31 years and enjoyed the
outdoors and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother
Jerry Kirkendall; a daughter Veronica Tonett Kirkendall; and a great granddaughter Amiela Faith Kirkendall.
Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 48 years Joyce Kirkendall; three sons Rodney
(Drema) Kirkendall of Kopperston, Fabian (Stacy) Kirkendall of SC and Elvis Kirkendall of Oceana; a daughter
Wanda (Rodney) Lusk of Cyclone; twelve grandchildren Matthew (Megan) Kirkendall of Kopperston, Shane
(Alyssa) Kirkendall of Cyclone, Rodney Dale (Jordan) Kirkendall of Kopperston, Noah Kirkendall of
Kopperston, Samantha Kirkendall of NY, Jaimee and Tanner Kirkendall of SC, Lindsay Simpson and Whittney
Kirkendall of Kopperston, Kyleisha Kirkendall and Cheyenna Lusk of Cyclone, Rodney "Rolo" Lusk of
Charleston; two sisters Geraldine (Bill) Hensley and Donna Jean (Vernon) Hawkins all of Ripley; and a host
of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Herman Cook. 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,
March 15, 2017 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.
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Richard Allen Mott, 74, of Matheny, WV received his wings on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his home. He was
born on November 6, 1942 in Mobile, AL a son of the late Harold and Mildred Frost. He is preceded in death
by his parents. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years Solida Stevens Mott; four daughters Erica Mott
of Matheny, Dixie Hull of Matheny, Samantha Mott of Oceana and Amanda Mott of Matheny; eight
grandchildren Koby McCartney, Kendall Harold, Eric Hull, Sarah Hull, Hannah Hull, Payton Hull, Katlyn Clark
and Isabella Clark; two great grandchildren Mia Webb and Liam Webb; a cousin Cathy Parsons of Sun City,
AZ; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March
17, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor John Toler officiating. He
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 Friday, March 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Koby McCartney,
David Porter, Glen Layton, Randy Fetty, Jeff Matthews and Donnie Harold.  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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Donna Sue James Lester, 68, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2017 at CAMC
General, Charleston, WV. She was born on September 15, 1948 in McConnel, WV a daughter of the late
Jacob and Macil Bailey James. Donna Sue was a member of the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Lucas Lane Lusk; and a brother Nelson
James. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years Wilson Esau Lester; a daughter Betty Jo (Corky)
Lusk of Cyclone; a son Johnny Esau Lester of Cyclone; a brother Billy (Patty) James of Denton, NC; two
grandchildren Angel Lusk and Jacob Lusk; three step grandchildren Zachary (Sammi Kay) Osborne,
Brittany (Adam) Miller and Brandi Osborne; three step great grandchildren Adalynn Miller, Lydia Miller
and Dason Griffin; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM
on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Rev.
Jackie Lusk, Rev. William Cook and Bro. Jed Tolliver officiating. She will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery,
Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Saturday, March
18, 2017 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.
Gladys Brown, 95, of Cyclone, WV traded her earthly wings for her glorified Heavenly wings and is now
shouting and walking on Streets of Gold on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV
surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1922 a daughter of the late Calvin Sr. and Bertie
Daniels Blankenship. Gladys was a faithful servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for sixty-six years,
six months and one day. She was saved by grace on September 13, 1950. This was the birth she
acknowledged with great pride. She loved gardening, canning, cooking, baking, going to church, listening to
gospel music, watching evangelists on her TV, reading her Bible, praying with others and for others and
spending time with her family and friends. She got the most pleasure from talking to others about her Lord.
She was a member of the Cyclone Church of God.  Gladys lived her life to serve The Lord and tried her best
to walk as closely as she could with him. She was well known for her "old fashioned stack cakes" and her
"Direct line to the Lord's ears". Her life has touched many. Her prayers went up without ceasing and her
name traveled places her feet never walked. You couldn't outshout her, couldn't outrun her and you
couldn't scare her, for the Lord was her shield, protector and strength. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by her ex-husband, the love of her life and father of her children Arthur Brown; a
daughter Juanita Woolwine; granddaughter Koleena "Corky" Parsons; Five great grandsons Gerald "Little
Jerry" Brown, Jr., Cody Blankenship, Joshua Blankenship, Austin Blankenship and John "Little" John"
Brown; sons-in-law Bill "Buddy" Gibson, James White, Ed Norman Murphy, Randy Woolwine, and Bill
Keeney; brothers Riley (Sue) Blankenship, Freeman Blankenship, Lee (Inez) Blankenship and Dewey (Vi)
Blankenship; sisters Freda (Joe) Cook, Brooke (June) Toler, Lula (Ash) Brown and Ida (Garner) Brown; a
special brother-in-law whom she loved and held near and dear to her heart Arnold Brown; her best friend,
mentor, prayer warrior and pastor she was saved and baptized under Rev. Stollie Parsons; and Juanita Toler
whom she  loved and thought of as a daughter. Gladys is survived by her children Kenneth (Hilda) Brown of
Kopperston, Sue (John) Vigil of Indian Creek, Peggy White of Cyclone and her loving daughter and caretaker
whom she also lived with Betty Murphy of Cyclone; a brother Calvin (Betty) Blankenship, Jr. of Lewis burg;
19 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family
and friends. She got the most pleasure from talking to others about her Lord. A celebration of her life will
be held at Noon on  Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Cyclone Church of God, Cyclone, WV with Rev. Emma
White officiating. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be
Todd Perry, Chad Perry, Calvin Blankenship, Wannis Daniels, Mitchell Toler and Blake Toler. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr.,  Beckley, WV  25801. Special
thanks to Stanley Powers, Timmy, David and Cathy Harless for giving her one last church service at home.
April Blankenship, Mickey Mitchell of Mullens Church of God, Hospice of Southern WV, the entire staff of
Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV, Jan Care 70 and The Harless Family and Brenda and Roger Stewart for
the wonderful Christmas Blessing of 2015. Now that Gladys has made her journey home and is now resting
in the arms of Jesus, true to form, we leave you with one final scripture from her, for you to carry and
share: Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with
wings As eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 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.
Bonnie L. Dickens Perdue, 77, of Welch Pineville Road, WV passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at
Golden Harvest Nursing Home, Welch, WV. She was born on March 21, 1939 in Madison, WV a daughter of
the late Willard and Dolly Jewel Blevins Dickens. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
husband Homer Eugene Perdue, Sr.; a daughter Joyce Ann Stone; a son Robert Eugene Perdue, Sr.; a
son-in-law Johnny Ritchie; a granddaughter Tiffany Leann Perdue; a brother Daniel Ray Dickens; a sister
Jewel Ann Dickens and a cousin Little Jimmy Dickens. Survivors include a daughter Donna Sue Perdue
Ritchie of Keyrock; two sons Homer Eugene Perdue, Jr. of Pineville and James Allen (Sylvia) Perdue of King,
NC; a sister Joyce (Bill) Farrnat of Hinton; a brother James (Mary) Dickens of Sylvester; 19 grandchildren
Tracy, Crystal, Christina, Bobby, Jr., Joyce, Tiffany, James Michael, Jeremy, Kayla, Tyler, Taylor, Paige,
Luke, Levi, Josh, Ernie, Ella, Kayleigh and Marshall; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 20, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Pastor Robert Perdue, Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be held at Pineview Cemetery,
Orgas, WV on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Monday,
March 20, 2017 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.
Lewis Gale Nichols, 85, of Oceana, WV passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House,
Beckley, WV.  He was born on October 25, 1931 in Floyd, VA a son of the late Wilton F. and Carrie Sweeney
Nichols. Lewis was a United States Army Korean Veteran, a member of the Lillyhaven Baptist Church and a
retired coal truck driver from Ranger Fuel Corporation. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by
two brothers Erby F. Nichols and Alvie Nichols. Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years Nancy H.
Whisenant Nichols; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM
on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Algie
Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with
the family from noon until time of service on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the funeral home. The
Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. 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.
Kanitta "Kay" Crouse Belcher, 63, of Sunhill, WV passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Select Specialty
Hospital, Charleston, WV. She was born on September 29, 1953 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Jesse
and Anna Mae Gibson Crouse. Kay was a member of the Sunhill Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her
parents she is preceded in death by a granddaughter Brooklyn Dawn Belcher; and two brothers Norman and
Lee Crouse. Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years Michael Ray Belcher; two sons Michael
(Melissa) Belcher of Hanover and Ricky Dwight (Norma) Belcher of Crouches Farm; four grandchildren
Zachery, Heather, Ricky and Natasha; five brothers Kenneth "Rabbit" Course of Lillydale, Emory Dale
(Tabby) Crouse of Oceana, Harold (Trisha) Crouse of Pineville, Stevie (Penny) Crouse of Kimball and Tommy
(Barbara) Crouse of Kopperston;   and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor
Jonathan "Nub" Blankenship 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 Friday, March 24, 2017 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.
Nancy May Barber Steffey, 73, of Oceana, WV passed away in Beckley on Friday, March 24, 2017 after a
long illness. She was born on May 14, 1943 in Oceana, she was a daughter of the late Chilton Barber and
Sue Barber Browning. A lifelong resident of Oceana, Nancy was a 1961 graduate of Oceana High School and
was instrumental in planning several reunions for her classmates. A former employee of First Community
Bank in Oceana, she worked several years as a census data collector and also served as a poll clerk for city
and county elections. She was a member of Oceana Church of God. Survivors include her beloved son Barry
(Angie) of Oceana; two precious grandchildren Austin (Hannah) of Oceana and Cassie of Charleston; a
cherished great-granddaughter Brinn; a sister Judy (John) Blackwell of Beckley; two half sisters Pam
(Doug) Shelton of Jumping Branch and Shelia Dancy of Fredericksburg, VA; a special nephew and niece
Scott (Melissa) and Brooke Blackwell of Middletown, OH and Susan Blackwell Gregory  with Chad, Abby
and John Paul of Daniels; a dearly loved  and devoted person in her life for many years Colonel E. Hash of
Kopperston; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved dearly. Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Oceana Church of God, Oceana, WV with
Pastor Randall Bowles and Rev. Jerry Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service on Monday, March
27, 2017 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.
              
Lillie Mae Ferguson Bailey, 91, of Brenton, WV passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at her home. She is
in the arms of Jesus and with her baby of 59 years Leonard who passed away May 11, 2001. She was born on
January 16, 1926 in Guyan, WV a daughter of the late William Myles and Dixie Virginia Paynter Ferguson.  
Lillie is a charter member of the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church and the last surviving member of her
family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Joe Bailey; and a daughter-in-law Nancy
Bailey. Survivors include three daughters Myrtle (Theodore) Blankenship of Pineville, Faye (Fred) Lester of
Catlettsburg, KY and Lisa (Ronnie, Jr.) Toler of Brenton; four sons Buddy Bailey of Pleasant Hills, PA, Bob
(Barbara) Bailey of Clayton, IN, Wayne (Barb) Bailey of Brenton and Gary Bailey of Leesville, SC; nine
grandchildren Patty Brown, Ricky Bailey, Ursala Phillips, Robbie Bailey, Greg Lester, Kim Tracy, Jeff Lester
and Melissa Bledsoe; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Mill
Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Brenton, WV with Bro. Bill Goode, Bro. Willie May and Bro. Wayne Bailey
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 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Special
thanks to Joe and Brandon, her therapists at Harper Mills Nursing Home and all the staff, nurses and CNA's
who took such special care of her after her fall. 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.
Deborah Lynn Griggs, 62, of Saulsville, WV passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Wyoming
Continuous Care, New Richmond, WV. She was born on August 6, 1954 in Buffalo Creek, WV a daughter of
the late Lester Bartley and Elaine Stiltner Bartley Matney. In addition to her parents she is preceded in
death by two brothers James "Buck" Bartley and Lester "Pete" Bartley. Survivors include her loving
husband of 43 years David Griggs; two daughters Dianna Lynn Griggs of Jesse and Crystal Gale Griggs of
Cabin Creek; an aunt Joyce Ann Belcher of Pikeville, KY; a special niece and nephew Natasha Leshae Tolliver
and Cameron Lance Tolliver;  and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will
 be held at
1:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev.
Herman Cook 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 on Friday, March 31, 2017 until time of service 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.
Joe Ann Cantrell, 61, of Welch Pineville Road, WV passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Raleigh
General Hospital, 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.