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Miscellaneous Braxton County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Okey S. Posey, Sr.
Okey S. Posey, Sr., 89, of Walkersville, West Virginia, died, Monday, June 6, 2005, at his home after a long illness. Okey was born May 30, 1916, at Heaters, West Virginia, a son of the late Oley and Ollie Brown Posey. He was also preceded in death by his wife Nina Ratliff Posey on August 8, 1985, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 1 granddaughter and several brothers & sisters. He was World War II Army veteran and a construction worker. Surviving; daughter, Bonnie Taylor & husband Pat of Weston, West Virginia, sons, Richard Posey & wife Rena of Orlando, West Virginia, Charles Wade Posey, Okey Posey, Jr. & wife Judy of Virginia, sister, Mabel Eagle of Burnsville, West Virginia, brother, Oscar Blake of Burnsville, West Virginia, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held 1 pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2005, in the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens at Heaters, West Virginia.

Carrie Nicole Weber
Carrie Nicole Weber, 31, of Sutton, died June 3, 2005 at home. She was born October 25, 1973 in Lexington, KY. She was a student and most of all a mother. She was Catholic. She is survived by daughter, Tylar Nicole Weber, whom she loved with all of her heart; father, Roy Weber of Sutton, mother, Constance Schoo Weber of Wallingford, PA; sisters, Tiffany Weber and Kimberly Luse both of Wallingford, PA; nieces, Brittany Nicole and Ainsley Nicole. Services were held 9p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Tylar Nicole Weber Fund, C/O Bank of Gassaway, P.O. Box 40, Gassaway, WV 26624.

Earnest Lee Roark
Earnest Lee “Ernie” Roark, 64, Strange Creek, Braxton County, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2005, in CAMC General Hospital. “Ernie” was a former resident of St. Albans and Monroe, NC. He was head mechanic for McLean Trucking with 20 years of service and had owned Ernie’s Garage in Monroe, NC. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Locals 175 and 505. Ernie loved to restore old cars. Ernie was the son of the late Roy Russell and Bonnie Blevins Roark. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Freda Roark; and two brothers, Bruce Roark and Roy Russell Roark Jr. He is survived by his fiancée, Lou Houghton of Strange Creek; his children and their spouses, Bryan R. and Toni Roark of Indianapolis, IN, Tina and Chris Butler of Grand Haven, MI, Todd and Stephanie Roark of St. Albans, Lea and Shan Agner of Monroe, NC and Kara and James Huddleston of Indian Trail, NC; sister, Natella Volmer; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Joe Rylant; and brothers and sisters-in-law. Kenneth and Joan Roark and Arton and Lorraine Roark. His grandchildren, Corey, Tyler, Reid, Reilly, Ford, Garret, Felicia, Wesley, Alayna and Bailey, also survive Ernie. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Evangelist Amy Caldwell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3959 Electric Road, Suite 222, Roanoke, VA 24018, in honor of Ford Butler, or Anne Bailey School, 405 Winfield Road, St. Albans, WV 25177. Condolences may be emailed to kderrick@stei.com for the Roark family. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

James “Gib” West
James “Gib” West, 83, of Burnsville, West Virginia. Passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, West Virginia, after a long illness. He was born January 22, 1922 at Flower, West Virginia, a son of the late Carl West and Blanch Howell West. He was former owner of Burnsville Gulf, Former school bus driver for Braxton County, and retired from West Virginia Department of Highways. He was also a World War II Army veteran, and served a term in the C.C.C. He is survived by: his wife, Thelma L. Conley West of Burnsville, West Virginia, who he married August 31, 1947. Daughter, Kim West of Burnsville, West Virginia. Son, Keith West & Companion Terrie Jarzomski of Erie, PA. Sisters, Jean Harris of West Virginia. Jacquelin Riffle of Iron Station, NC, brother, Darrell West of North Jackson, OH. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral services were held 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 10, 2005 at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, West Virginia. with Rev. Tim Kelley officiating. Burial followed in the Quickle Cemetery, Burnsville, West Virginia.

Eunice Moore Kniceley
Eunice Moore Kniceley, 83, of Gassaway, died June 8, 2005 at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter. She was born September 30, 1921 in Clay County, a daughter of the late Dan and Retta Sharp Keener, She was a homemaker, a member of the Gassaway Baptist Church, where she was in the choir, a member of the Central Rebekah Lodge and the Braxton County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by husband Warren Kniceley; daughters. Janet Boner and husband, Frank of Davenport, FL, Judy Morton and husband, Wayne of Winter Garden, FL, Sharon Bilger and husband, Phil of Jupiter, FL, Cathy Shuler and husband, Roger of Lizemore, West Virginia and Joy Gerwig and husband, John of Gassaway; step daughters, Janet Linger of Weston, West Virginia and Linda Anderson of Sutton, West Virginia, brothers, Ezra Keener and Junior Keener both of East Liverpool, OH; sisters, Louise Buzzard of East Liverpool, OH and Pauline Hardway of Spencer, West Virginia; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by spouses. James Moore and Burl Wood; brothers, John and Harry; sister, Hattie. Services were held at 11am Saturday, June 11 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Mark Stump officiating. Burial was in the Coen Cemetery, Nebo. WV.

Carrie J. Sirk Miller
Carrie J. Sirk Miller, 89, of Gassaway, went home to be with the Lord June 8, 2005 at Broadmore Assisted Living Community, Hurricane. She was born October 1, 1915 in Gassaway, West Virginia, a daughter of the late John Kenna and Flora Bell McCune Sirk. She was retired with 37 years of service for West Virginia American Water Company; the oldest member of the Gassaway Baptist Church and a homemaker, who loved to cook for her family. She is survived by son, Wiley E. Miller Jr. and wife, Sharon of Reynoldsburg, OH; daughter Dorothy Underwood and husband, Jim of Hurricane, West Virginia; sister, Eunice Sirk Snodgrass of Marmet, West Virginia; grandchildren. Sherri Underwood, Jeff Miller and wife, Ginny, Traci Scherr and husband Mark. Carrie Keller and husband, Justin; great grandchildren, Sam, Ben, Joel, Chloe, and Henry; one niece and four nephews. In addition to her parent’s husband, Wiley E. Miller Sr., also preceded her in death, granddaughter, Connie Ann Underwood, brother. Orval Sirk; sister, Ruby Sirk Wolverton. Services were held 2 pm Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the Gassaway Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Stump officiating. Burial was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway. Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway served the Miller family.

Loretta “LuLu” Rexroad Helmick
Loretta “LuLu” Rexroad Helmick, 30, of Normantown, West Virginia, died in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Inc., Grantsville, West Virginia on May 31, 2005 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born March 9, 1975 in Gassaway, West Virginia the daughter of Loretta Sartin Rexroad and the late Gaylord Rexroad. She was a 1993 graduate of Braxton County High School, Sutton, West Virginia and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband James Helmick of Normantown, West Virginia, her mother Loretta Sartin Rexroad of Flatwoods, West Virginia. Two stepsisters Opall Nell Gibson of Flatwoods, West Virginia, Francis Kay Henderson of Bays, West Virginia and a step brother Thomas Gaylord Rexroad. Jr. of Little Birch, West Virginia. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 7:00 pm at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, West Virginia with Rev. Robert Wood officiating. The body was cremated. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Braxton County Animal Shelter, 10 Animal Shelter Lane, Sutton, WV 26601. Funeral arrangements by Green-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, West Virginia.

Kenneth P. Wright
Kenneth P. Wright, 73, of Rosedale, West Virginia, died June 11, 2005 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, West Virginia. He was born June 21, 1931 in Braxton County, a son of the late Boyd and Minnie Shamblin Wright. He was a retired steel worker with 27 years of service for the Copperweld Steel Company; a member of the United Steel Workers of America; and attended the Rosedale Alliance Church and the Rosedale United Methodist Church. He was president of the Rosedale Community Cemetery Association and treasurer of the Rosedale Community Neighborhood Watch. He is survived by wife Carol Cutlip Wright; daughters Diane Lynn Zeller and husband, Bill of Diamond, OH, Pamela Gale Manista of Philippi, West Virginia; son, Josh Purdy of Venice, FL; grandchildren, Ashley, Carmel Manista and Kenneth Frank Manista both of Atlanta, GA, William “Buddy” Wright Zeller of Diamond, OH; brothers, Daris Wright of Garrettsville, OH and Junior Wright of Gassaway; sisters, Pauline Stevens of Hagerstown, MD and Yvonne Wright of Rosedale, West Virginia. In addition to his parents, four brothers also preceded him in death. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, West Virginia with Pastor Mark Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Gladys P. Skidmore
Gladys P. Skidmore, 89, of Gassaway, died June 13, 2005 at CAMC Memorial. She was born January 28, 1916 in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Harrison V and Peachie Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of the local Quilters Club. She is survived by grandchildren, Dan and Debbie Skidmore of Charleston, Jeff and Leslie Skidmore of Gassaway, Bev and Marty Carabello of Ohio, Donna and John Lee of Oregon and Nancy Auble of Oregon; sister, Beatrice Knoll of Columbus, OH; 10 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Chantie Skidmore; sons, Don and Robert Skidmore; sister, Audra Barkley; brothers, Bacel and Clifford Moore. Services will be 2p.m. Wednesday June 15 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Gassaway with Rev. Jeff Hanna officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9p.m. Tuesday at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway is serving the Skidmore family.

Flavy Hugh Sparks
Flavy Hugh Sparks, 32, of Dille, WV, died August 2005. He was born January 16, 1973 in Summersville, WV. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Flavy Hugh and Macel Hall Sparks, and maternal grandfather Warren Earl Rose. He was a timber man and enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Sonya Isabeli Sattler Sparks of Dille, WV; one son Rush Harvey Sparks at home; mother Sherry Lynn Wiblin of Birch River, WV; father Rush Harvey Sparks of Jeffrey, WV; one brother Jim Edward Sparks of Salt Rock, WV; one sister Teresa Lynn Keene of Birch River, WV; grandmother Mae M. Rose of Birch River, WV; 6 nieces and 5 nephews. A memorial service was held on Friday August 19, 2005 at 3:00p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church, Birch River, WV with Pastor Ron Tinney officiating. The body will be cremated. Arrangements by Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV.

William Kenis Wilson
William Kenis Wilson, 74, of 336 Taylor Pond Road, Dorchestor, South Carolina, died August 4, 2005 at Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, SC. Mr. Wilson was born April 24, 1931 in Tague, WV, the son of the late Okey L and Gladys Wilson. He was a member of the Forgiven Fellowship. He was a mason, an avid golfer, and a history buff. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He retired, as an electrician, from Giant Cement Co. of Summerville, SC. He had a second retirement from Dorchestor County Recycle of Harleyville, SC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Spencer, and James Wilson and one sister, Vergie Butcher. He is survived by two brothers, Ray Wilson of Delta, Ohio and Alvie L Wilson of Princeton, WV; several nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews, even a few great-great-nieces and –nephews. The body was cremated according to Tri-County Cremation Center of Summerville, SC. Memorial service was held Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at Harleyville Christian Church, Harleyville, SC.

Luella McCune
Luella McCune, 88, of Windham, OH, formerly of Calhoun and Gilmer Counties, passed away August 17, 2005 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, OH. Born in Gilmer County, she was a daughter of the late Lon and Ora Wilson. She was a homemaker. Surviving are 6 daughters: Jean and Jim Tidd of Spencer; Stella and Fred Argabrite of Paisley, FL; Wanda and Larry Schreffler of Barberton, OH; Goldie and Vernor Godrich of Rosedale; and 4 sons: Tom McCune of Paisley, FL; Ben McCune of Glenville; James and Kitty McCune of Windham, OH; Carl and Wanda McCune of Sommerset, KY; as well as, 34 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert McCune, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00 pm at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg. Rev. Carl Marks will officiate. Interment will be in the McCune cemetery near Glenville. Friends were able to call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.

Garnet Vaughan
Garnet Vaughan, 89, of Elmira, died August 16, 2005 at home. She was born June 30, 1916 in Raleigh County, a daughter of the late Sherman and Gay Campbell Carter. She was a retired postmaster from the Elmira Post Office and a member of the Elmira Baptist Church. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law; Arden Dell and Rhonda Vaughan of Gaithersburg, MD; Danny H and Sarah Vaughan of Elmira; and Raleigh Keith and Linda Vaughan of Laurel, MD; sisters, Marjorie Clevenger, Marlene Mace and Shirley Young, all of Akron, OH; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Oran Dell Vaughan, on April 29, 1980; daughter, Janette Lynn Craft; and four brothers and one sister. Services were at 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 20th at the Elmira Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Gerwig officiating. Burial will be in the Elmira Cemetery. Friends were able to call from 6:00 to 9:00 pm Friday at Richard M Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Linda Dale Martine Long
Linda Dale Martine Long, 53, of Sutton, WV departed this life on Saturday, August 20, 2005 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway after an extended illness. She was born May 20, 1952 in Laporte, IN to the late Vincent and Ruth Seekell Marine. Linda worked as a cook for several area restaurants and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Barbara Childers. She is survived by her loving husband Joseph E Long, her daughters Martha Thompson and husband, Mathew of MA, and Roxanne Burgess of Walkerton, IN, and three sisters and husbands, Sandra and Charles Lewis, Shelia Konselman, Marcia and Therlo Jenner, all of Michigan City, IN, and one grandson and a host of loving friends. Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 11:00 am at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Braxton Co. Animal Shelter, 10 Animal Shelter Lane, Sutton, WV 26601. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is caring for the Long family.

Linda F Frame
Linda F Frame, 58, of Shock, WV, formerly of Wakeman, OH, died at home August 19, 2005 following at illness. She was born October 30, 1946 at Perkins, WV, a daughter of the late Gerald and Muriel Knapp Furby. She was a member of the Camden Baptist Church in Wellington, OH. She enjoyed gospel music; was an avid Nascar fan and was a homemaker. She was a manager for Kaufmann’s Fine Jewelry in Elyria and Sandusky, OH. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Raben Frame; son Rodney; daughter, Regina; two grandsons, Dylan and Jacob; brother, Roger Furby of Rosedale; sister Ruth Ann Miller of Gassaway; uncle Bradley Furby of Harrisville, WV. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Roy and Tommy. Service will be Tuesday, August 23rd at Richard M Roach Funeral Home in Gasssaway with Pastor George Rose officiating. Burial will be the Crooked Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Erma Virginia Griffin
Erma Virginia Griffin, 85, of Glenville, W.Va., formerly of Sutton, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Born April 21, 1920, in Tioga, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Pearl Ray Cutlip. She gave of herself as a loving wife, mother and professional musician. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her infant son, James Richard Griffin; two brothers, Alva and Dennis Cutlip; and six sisters, Audrey Patrick, Opal Skidmore, Eva Grose, Goldie Johnson, Edith Grose and Reta O’Quinn. Surviving are her husband, Richard; sons, Buddy Griffin of Glenville, W.Va., and William Howard “Johnny” Griffin of Mount Nebo, W.Va.; five daughters, Virginia Ruth Brewster of Garrett, Ind., Isabelle Louise Bushnell of Kernersville, N.C., Violet Lucille Thayer of Sutton, W.Va., Janet Sue Given of Springfield, Mo., and Pamella Annette Gazitano of Bedford, Texas; brother, Billy Cutlip of Erie, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Walker Memorial Park, Summersville, W.Va., with her son and daughter, the Rev. Johnny Griffin and the Rev. Janet Sue Given officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, W.Va. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Sheri Lynn Dolin
Sheri Lynn Dolin, 43, of South Charleston, WV, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at her residence. Born June 13, 1962, in Washington, D.C. she was the 1st daughter of Velma Jo Jenkins Hudkins of Charleston, WV & the late Calvin Elsworth Hudkins. Sheri was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School & Garnet Career Center. She was a loving person and always had the desire to help people. This was evident in her profession as a CNA at Thomas Memorial Hospital and a member of the Maranatha Fellowship Church in St. Albans, WV. She is survived by her son Calvin Christopher Hudkins and fiancé Sylvia Steve of Charleston; sisters, Melissa Dawn Hudkins of South Charleston, Paula Sue Hall of Charleston and Cathy Jo Carnemolla of St. Albans; granddaughters, Emily Marie Hudkins and Batasha Troy; niece, Isabella Rose Carnemolla and nephews, Jeffery Dale and Johathan Curtis Hall. Visitation was held for one hour on November 18, beginning at 12:30 PM. at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods. A graveside service followed at the Robinson Cemetery at Corley, WV.

Joe Frank Cox
Joe Frank Cox, age 86 of Grayson, GA passed away November 13, 2005. He is survived by: daughters & Sons-in-Law: Anne Graham, Jefferson, Barbara & Jim Hood, Lawrenceville, Brenda & Ron Westfall, Exchange, WV; Sister: Mary Graves, Hoschton; Brothers & Sisters-in-Law: Bud & Peggy Cox, Loganville, Bill & Carolyn Cox, Fayetteville; Sister-in-Law: Flora Cox, Loganville; Grandchildren: Rhonda & Tim Tuck, Ronny & Dereese Graham, Judy Bruce, Jennifer & Dwayne Mace, Julie Jackson, Adam & Lisa Westfall; Great Grandchildren: Kyle Tuck, Cory Tuck, Justin Tuck, Chance Graham, Tori Bruce, Melissa Mace, Caleb Mace, Emily Mace, Gailyn Jackson, Leah Westfall & Jacob Westfall; and Several Nieces & Nephews. Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Lynette Cox. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Philippines and received numerous medals including the silver star and purple heart. He was a 50 year member of Grayson 1st Baptist Church and had retired from General Motors with more than thirty years of service. Funeral services were held November 16 at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Dr. Charles A. Parrish and Rev. James Mitchell officiating. Interment to follow at Haynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Alvin Dwight Cunningham
Alvin Dwight Cunningham, 81, of Gassaway, died November 16, 2005 at home with his family at his side. He was born May 10, 1924 a son of the late Walker Dwight and Myrtle Bragg Cunningham. He was a coal miner and a World War II Army Veteran who proudly served his country. His is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darlie Gae Sutton Cunningham; daughters Sharon of Gassaway, Judy and son-in-law Ron Hahn of Cross Lanes ; son Kelcie Robert and daughter-in-law Marilee of Geargia; grandchildren Roy Cunningham of Buffalo, NY, Brent Cunningham of Louisiana, and Ashley Cunningham of Georgia. He was a generous and caring husband and father, and will be sadly missed by his wife and children. He had a wonderful spirit and he gave comfort to his family during his last months with humor and dignity. Service was held November 18 at Richard M Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery.

Carl Ralph Nottingham
Carl Ralph Nottingham, 83, of Lakin, formerly pf Duck, died November 16, 2005 at Lakin Hospital. He was born November 27, 1921 at Duck, a son of the late Okey and Ada Marks Nottingham. He was a protestant. He is survived by brothers, Glenvil Nottingham of Duck and Cecil Nottingham of Strongsville, OH; sisters Irene Campbell and Mabel Nottingham, both of Duck, and Faye Riddle of Pearland, TX. Service was held November 19 at Richard M Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Damon Wilkewitz officiating. Burial will be in the Jack Point Cemetery, Servia.


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