Velmer M. Hamrick
Velmer M. Hamrick, 81 of Webster Springs, passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at Webster County Memorial Hospital. He was born December 15, 1938 in Webster Springs to the late Orden V. and Bessie Schofield Hamrick and was a lifelong resident of Webster County.
He retired from the Department of Highways after serving 30 years as Assistant Supervisor and was a member of the Barton United Methodist Church. He was a loving father and grandfather who loved making deer jerky and apple butter; he liked to joke and cut-up; and loved family functions and big dinners.
Velmer is survived by his daughter Diane Hamrick Hatcher; son John V. (wife Cheryl) Hamrick; grandchildren Chad, Caleb, Sean and Dustin Milam, Riva and Ryan Hatcher, Derek and Nick Hamrick, and Nick and Andy Boggs; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Patricia Wilson, Glenda Beckwith, Rita Rockenfelter, Judy Rose, and Debby Stewart; special friend Doug McCoy, and several other extended family and friends to mourn his passing. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Hayward, Cliford, and Leonal; and sisters Charlsie, Velda, Marcie, Donella, and Shirley.
Friends joined the family for visitation on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Services to celebrate Velmer’s life were held on Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home with Pastor Butch Rose and Brandon Moll officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Barton United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Hall, 201 South Main Street, Webster Springs, WV 26288.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hamrick family.
Kenneth E. Dean
Kenneth E. Dean left for his journey on February 3, 2020 at Hospice House/Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Kenneth was residing at his former wife’s (Della Dean) residence as she was his caregiver. Kenneth leaves behind two daughters, Kenna Dean Baker (Rick) and Khristina Estep Hartsgrove (Eric), two step-daughters, Tammy Walker (Barry) and Ginger Cummings (Phil), several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are David Dean (Georgia) of Seaford, Delaware and Maxine Hutchens (Larry) of Apex, North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.
Kenneth was retired from FedEx having obtained many safe driving awards. He was an avid NASCAR and Dallas Cowboy fan. He will be sadly missed.
Preceding him in death were parents Kessel and Geraldine Dean, brothers, Thomas, Bill, Donald and sister Patty.
Special thank you goes out to his grandson Adam and his nephew Jimmy Dean for all of their help and moral support.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. Kenneth donated his body WVU Hospital Research Center for study of Parkinson’s disease.
Steven Eugene“Stevie” Godfrey Jr
Steven Eugene “Stevie” Godfrey Jr. age 47 of Dusk Camp Run Road, Sand Fork, WV; departed this life suddenly on the evening of Monday, February 3, 2020 at his father’s residence on Dusk Camp following a sudden illness.
He was born December 15, 1972 in Weston, WV; son of Steven E. Godfrey Sr. and companion Joyce Hitt of Dusk Camp and the late Lula Belle Keith Godfrey.
Stevie is a graduate of Gilmer County High School, class of 1991. In his youth, Stevie loved playing football, basketball, and baseball. In recent years Stevie ran the chains at local football games and he loved watching all kinds of sports on TV. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, living the country life, and spending time with family and friends.
Along with his father Steve Sr., Stevie is survived by 2 sons, Steven “Trey” Godfrey III and companion Kaitlyn See of Copley, WV; and Chayton Godfrey of Baldwin, WV; and 4 siblings, Jeff Keith and wife Susan of Ellis Road, Aaron Godfrey of Dusk Camp, Josh Godfrey of Dusk Camp, and Crystal Conrad and husband Jimmy of Burnsville.
Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other wonderful family and friends.
A funeral service was conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 1:00 PM; Friday, February 7, 2020 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial followed in the Orlando Cemetery in Orlando, WV. Friends were received from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM; Friday morning at the mortuary in Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is honored to assist the family of Stevie Godfrey Jr. with arrangements.