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Robert Lee Gregory
Robert Lee Gregory, 82, of Heaters, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021.
He was born January 2, 1939 in Sutton to the late Harley Paul Gregory and Virginia Mae Dodrill Gregory.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lula “Marlene” Gregory; father-in-law, Frank Groff; and mother-in-law, Ola Grimm Groff.
On October 25, 1958 he married his wife, Marlene. Robert was outdoorsman who liked to hunt and spend time on his farm. He retired from Equitrans as a station operator. Watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play ball gave him the most joy in life and he never missed a game that they played. He was a Methodist by faith.
Robert will be forever remembered by his daughters, Robyn Lynn Dolan and husband, Jim, and Tammy Facemire and husband, Doug, all of Sutton; sisters, Janet Shure and Judith Talerico and husband, Tony, all of Bluffton, SC; grandchildren, Ian Stewart and wife, Sonya, Heath Stewart and girlfriend, Michele Perozich, Joseph Stewart and Terri, Corey Facemire, Kayla Spelsberg and husband, Johnathan, and Jessie Coplin and husband, Asa; great grandchildren, Jadyn, Landon, Ashton, Gabby, Brenna, Sahra, Slaton, Rhett, and Nash.
His funeral service was 3 P.M. Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Flatwoods Baptist Church with Pastor Luke Malensek officiating. Interment followed in the Heaters Cemetery.
Friends called two hours prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The National Kidney Foundation, c/o Fresenius Medical Center: Braxton Clinic, 256 Skidmore Lane, Sutton, WV 26601 or to the Heaters Cemetery Fund, 19 Freedom Trail, Flatwoods, WV 26621.
Service of Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Garry L. Brown
Garry L. Brown, 66, of Cleveland, OH passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic.
He was born November 20, 1954 in Napier, WV to the late Hazel Marie Brown.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his lifetime companion, Carol Krop; infant brother, Bobby R. Brown; and his brother, Larry w. Brown.
Garry was a dump truck driver. He enjoyed fishing. He also like to read and watch Westerns. In his spare time he would listen to Bluegrass music especially Bill Monroe and Ricky Skaggs.
He is survived by his sisters; Beatrice Ferguson and her companion, Tom, of Cleveland, and Wanda Milhoan of Akon; and brother, Loyd Blake of Akron.
Garry’s funeral service was 2 P.M. Monday, September 20, 2021 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV with Pastor Delmas Singleton officiating. Interment will be in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, WV.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Brittany Marie Cunningham
Brittany Marie Cunningham, 25, of Grantsville, WV, passed away on Sept 4, 2021. The result of an ATV accident.
She was born on March 30, 1996, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of Iva Mitter-Cunningham and Mark Cunningham.
She is survived by her children Cameron and Kaydence Tallhammer and Carter Richards (Jesse Richards) her parents, Mark Cunningham of Parkersburg, WV and Iva Mitter Cunningham of Toledo, Ohio (Joshua Gibbs) , siblings Kiaya Cunningham of Toledo, Ohio; Justin Cunningham of Toledo, Ohio and half-brother Elijah Cunningham (Amanda Barnett) of Gassaway, WV; her nephews Aiden, Karson, and Bransen Cunningham; several aunts, cousins and uncles throughout WV, Ohio, IL, AL, AZ, GA, and CA. Grandfather in Orma, WV. Great Grandmother Edna Smith, of Glenville, WV.
Brittany loved life. Whether it was working with her patients at MHHC, working with her own children or others’ children during pee wee football practice, she loved life, friends and children, but she especially loved telling the accomplishments of her own babies. She was a Calhoun Graduate Class of 2014.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Dave and Debbie Cunningham, great-grandparents Alice and Frank Cunningham, Linda Cunningham; Aunt Sue; Uncle Bob; maternal grandparents Delores and William Bradfield; and Aunt Michele Bradfield.
Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV, has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Her final resting place in Big Springs, with her grandparents, at a later date.
A funeral service was held at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. with Pastor Steve Boggs officiating, with visitation from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com

Gerald Bowers“Jerry” Rose, Jr
Gerald Bowers “Jerry” Rose, Jr, 72, formerly of Webster Springs passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Born July 9, 1949, he was the son of Mary (Moore) Snyder and the late Gerald B. Rose, Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Veta Rose; and sisters: Mary Alice “Mousie” Hall and Brenda Brewer.
In addition to his mother, Mary Snyder, he is survived by his children: Kerry (husband, David) Johnson, Jody Rose, Gerald “Jay” (companion, Amanda Dillon) Rose, III, Billy (wife, Sheila) Carpenter, and Ira Carpenter; grandchildren: David Johnson, Beth Johnson, Alexis Davis, Sierra Davis, Abby Farley, Vivian DeBoard, Lucas Rose, Emma Rose, Desirae Schrader, April Carpenter, Billy Carpenter, Bobby Carpenter, Brandon Carpenter, Arianna Carpenter, and Shaylynn Carpenter; siblings: James “Shorty” Rose, Anna Jean Vandevender, and Sharon Davis; mothers of his children: Susan Rose and Sheila Rose; and a host of other relatives to mourn his passing.
Services to honor Jerry were held 3pm, Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Friends joined the family one hour prior to the service time.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doddreedfh.com
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rose family.

George Edward“Joe” Butcher
George Edward “Joe” Butcher, 79 of Craigsville passed away Monday, September 6, 2021. Joe was born June 8, 1942 in Grassy Creek and was the son of the late Sherman and Velma Lawson Butcher. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Cogar Butcher; siblings, Ruth James, Raymond Butcher and Ron Butcher.
Joe was a retired coal miner; he enjoyed camping, fishing, and woodworking. He attended Gauley Mills Baptist Church and enjoyed singing gospel music.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Meadows Butcher; children, Ruby (Greg) Flannagan, Joe Edward Butcher, Connie (Dennis) Naylor, Robin (Markco) Pritt , Becky Butcher, Johnna (Corey) Mollohan and Brittany Boggs; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, siblings; Ralph Butcher, Lucille Rhodes, Louise (Bernell) Morris, Bud (Kathy) Butcher, Bobby Lee Butcher and Rose (John) Burroughs.
Service were 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen with Pastor Markco Pritt and Bernell Morris officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery, Parcoal. Friends joined the family for visitation 11:00 AM until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.adamsreedfh.com.
Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen is honored to be serving the Butcher family.

Ruby Margarette Jeffers
Ruby Margarette Jeffers, 94, of Sutton formally of Tornado, went home to be with her Lord September 17, 2021 at Tygert Center, Fairmont.
She was born June 26, 1927 in Glenwood, WV the daughter of the late Harry Samuel “Bill” & Opal Reed Benedict. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Robert Harold Jeffers; brother, Thurmond “Bud” Benedict; sister, Joyce Harold.
Ruby loved her Lord and her family. She was a member of Humphrey Memorial United Methodist Church, Tornado and attended Sutton Baptist Church, Sutton she was involved in several roles at church including Usher, Women Society, Trustee and faithful member. She was a prayer warrior daily praying for all in need.
She and her family were honored to be in the Danny Boyd movies with stars such as Porter Waggoner, Johnny Paycheck, T.G. Shephard, Dusty Rhodes, and Lena Warner Bessette. She had a ready smile and love for everyone. She enjoyed helping at her son’s funeral home in Sutton, a deep absence will be felt by her family.
A special thank you to Cory Jeffers for all the love and care he shown, meeting all her needs.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, J. Steven Jeffers (Doris) of Sutton; daughter, Debbie Martin (Timothy) of Washington, PA; brothers, Richard Benedict (Marilyn) of Goose Creek, SC, Charles “Sonny” Benedict of Jackson, OH, Max Benedict (Barbara) of Gallipolis, OH; sisters, Doris Hall and Mildred Benedict both of Reidsville, NC; grandchildren, Jason Martin (Deanna), Shelley Baber (Ken), Chad Jeffers, Cory Jeffers; great grandchildren, Sydney Baber, Carson Baber, Quinn Martin, Sloane Martin.
Graveside service will be held 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, WV with Rev. Teddy Legg officiating. Friends may call 5-7 pm, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com

Dolores E. LaFond
Dolores E. LaFond, 85, of Frametown, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Glenville Center.
She was born November 14, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Curtis Bradley and Julia Kawa Bradley.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon LaFond.
She is survived by her son, Ted LaFond; and her daughter Susanne Britton.
In keeping with her wishes she was cremated and there will be no services.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Alta Mae Gerwig Jenkins
Alta Mae Gerwig Jenkins, 87, passed away on September 13, 2021.
She was the daughter of the late Criss and Bea Dobbins Gerwig. She was born on March 30, 1934 at Knapp, Gassaway, WV.
Alta Mae attended the Engel One Room School through 6th grade, and graduated from Gassaway High School in 1952. Alta Mae worked for Challenger of Parkersburg/Vienna for over 30 years. She was a Christian who loved family and friends with her whole heart, enjoyed spending time with them, and cooking for everyone. She was a huge Elvis fan and had several pet puppies throughout the years; most recently her pet Jazzy, who was her shadow. Alta Mae made a positive, kindhearted impression on everyone she met.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by beloved daughter, Diana Lynn Jenkins; brother-in-law, Russ Shepherd; and sister-in-law, Elsie Gerwig.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Shawnna (Dino) Villarreal; son, Randy Jenkins, and son of her heart, Bradley Stewart. She is also survived by her brother, William Matthew Gerwig of Ridgeley, WV; and sisters, Marilyn (Johnnie) James, Gassaway, and Joy Shepherd, Elkins. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families who miss her dearly, including: Carolyn, Sandy, Christy, Cheryl, Michael, Jackie, Marci, Scott, and Matthew, as well as many cousins.
The family held a private graveside service at the Belknap Cemetery on Chapel Road in Gassaway.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, 530 29th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or your local animal shelter.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Wilma Hazel Fulks
Wilma Hazel Fulks, 92, of Walnut Fork, Rosedale, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Clay Health Care Center, Clay, WV.
She was born August 19, 1929 in Elmira, WV to the late David Hall and Hazel Kendall Hall.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fulks; infant son, Kenneth Fulks; son, Johnny Fulks; infant brothers, Johnny and Jerry Fulks; brothers, Jimmy Hall, Joseph Hall, David “Junior” Hall and Richard Hall; and sister, Betty Scott.
Wilma was a member of the Gip Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and caregiver. For some time she was an assistant mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. She loved to sew, do puzzles, listen to music and read books. Wilma was a true Reds baseball fan. She knew the stats and the drafts. You could often find her listening to WVU Basketball games on the TV or radio. Wilma loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren.
Left to remember her are her sons, Wayne Fulks and wife, Penny, and Mickey Fulks and wife, Tabitha; daughters, Bernice Duff, Dorma Smith, Lois Nettles and husband, Lehn, and Suzanne Tanner; brothers, Jack Hall and wife, Marie; and sisters, Clara Hart and Linda Hall; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Wilma’s graveside service was 1 P.M. Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Kendall Family Cemetery, Walnut Fork with Jason Nettles officiating.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Service of Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

Edith Marie Wyne
Edith Marie Wyne, 79, of Sutton, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Braxton Health Care Center.
She was born September 2, 1942 in Centralia, to the late Arlie & Virgie Quickle Williams. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Eloise Louise Workman.
Edith was a homemaker and attended Little Birch Southern Baptist and Servia Baptist Church.
Left to cherish her memory was her daughters, Darlene Bender of Sutton, Susie Jordan of Birch River, Mary Ann Ware of Diana, WV; brother, Earl Williams, Jr. of Bays, WV.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm, Monday, September 20, 2021 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Rodney England officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery, Erbacon. Friends called one hour before the funeral at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Wyne family.
Online condolences may be sent to; greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com.

Inas J. McHenry
Inas J. McHenry, 80 of Cedarville, WV; departed this earthly life with her loving family by her side in the afternoon hours of Friday, September 17, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born May 8, 1941 in Braxton County, WV; daughter of the late Wesley and Sylvia Smith Dobbins.
Inas was a homemaker who loved caring for her family. She enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, attending antique car shows, caring for foster children with whom her and Leroy had over 30, spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and singing church hymns.
Besides being a homemaker, Inas worked as a waitress, dispatcher at the Gilmer County Jail, and worked in housekeeping at the nursing home in Glenville. Inas is also a Baptist by faith and member of the Dawson Baptist Church.
On January 11, 1969 she was united in marriage to Charles “Leroy” McHenry, who preceded her in death on September 21, 2012.
Surviving are 5 children, Angela Moore (James) of Cedarville, Dale Riffle (Melinda) of Harrisville, WV; Matthew McHenry (Jessica) of Clay, WV; Darlene Blind (Richard) of Sweetwater, TN; and Diane McCullough (Tom) of Pennsboro, WV; and 3 siblings, Adrian Dobbins (Pat) of Fort Wayne, IN, Wesley Dobbins (Jan) of Gassaway, WV; and Garry Dobbins (Emma Jean) of Cedarville.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other wonderful family and friends.
Along with her husband and parents, Inas is preceded in death by 2 great-grandchildren, Wesley Riffle and Joselyn Rial, and a son-in-law, State Police Trooper Larry G. Hacker.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 1:00 PM; Wednesday, September 22, 2021 with Pastor Larry Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Dobbins Cemetery near Cedarville. Friends will be received from 11:00 – 1:00 PM; Wednesday at the mortuary.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is honored to assist the family of Inas J. McHenry with arrangements.





























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