Vernon “Bud” Harold Johnson
Vernon “Bud” Harold Johnson, 87, of Sutton, WV, passed away August 27, 2015. Vernon was born on April 11, 1928 and was the son of the late Russell Vernon Johnson and Susan (Tonkins) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane (Morrison) Johnson, whom he married on January 5, 1950 and who passed away on July 20, 2011. Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death, Carl Lee Johnson, Lanora Rae Johnson, Dorothy Lucille Garcia, Gary Kent Johnson, Kenneth Reed Johnson and Farrell Keith Johnson. Also preceding him in death was a son, Paul Johnson.
Those left to cherish his memory are sisters, Barbara Kay Given and husband, Jerry, of Sissionville, WV and Betty June Green of Warren, OH; one brother, Donald Hugh Johnson of Akron, OH; one son, Chuck Johnson and (Marilyn) of Minot, ND. Also surviving are grandchildren, David, Chad, Paul Jr., and Luke Johnson and great grandchildren, Josh and Prett Johnson.
Vernon was in the Army and served his Country in the Korean War where he was awarded the prestigious Bronze Star award. He was a catholic and enjoyed attending church. Some of his hobbies were fishing, and working with wood. He was employed for thirty plus years with WV American Water and was proud of this accomplishment.
Family will receive friends at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with a Rosary Service at 3:30 p.m. with Father Rene officiating and visitation from 4:00 am -8:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, Gassaway, WV at 10:30 a.m. with Father Rene officiating.
Graveside rights will follow at the Braxton County Cemetery, Sutton, WV, with full Military Honors being performed by the Braxton County American Legion Post 33 of Sutton, WV. Interment will follow in the Braxton County Cemetery in Sutton, WV, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Margaret Hoover Scholarship Fund. Words of Comfort and memories may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is in charge of the arrangements for the Johnson family.
Patricia Alice Green
Patricia Alice Green, 9-18-1959 till 8-16-2015, age 55, of Frametown, WV was called home on August 16, 2015 after her long, courageous battle with cancer. Pattie passed peacefully in her sleep at her residence in Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Oleta Jarvis, and the one true love of her life, her husband Russell G. Carpenter, all of Constantine, MI.
Surviving and missing Pattie Alice terribly are her brothers; Joe Jarvis of Three Rivers, MI, John (Claire) Jarvis of Constantine, MI, and Brian Jarvis of Duck, WV. Pattie also leaves nices and nephews whom she dearly loved; Jeremiah, Joshua and Jennifer Jarvis, Catilina Vasquez, all of Constantine, MI, Andrew Swan, Crystal Wynn both of Uniontown, MI.
There will be a grave side service for friends and family Saturday September 5, 2015 at the Elimira Cemetery beginning at 2:00 pm. IN lieu of flowers the family requests you please donate to the cancer charity of your choice.
Pattie Alice was dearly loved and will be truly missed by her family and friends. Rest in peace Pattie Alice, rest in peace.
Phyllis “Jean” Frame
Phyllis “Jean” Frame, 80, of Wilson Ridge entered in rest on August 28, 2015 to be with her Lord and Saviour, surrounded at home by family and friends, as she wished.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Hamrick; mother, Ope Adkins Hamrick; and brother, Junior Hamrick.
Jean is survived by her husband, Paul Frame; daughter, Diana Sparks and “son” Joe Sparks; granddaughter, Amie Minor and husband, Steve; great granddaughter, Katlin; great grandson, Zachary; and one brother, Jennings Hamrick.
She attended her beloved church, Peoples Community Church until illness prevented her from going.
Jean was “second mom” to many and a blessing to those that knew her.
A worthier wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, we could not find.
She was so gentle, loving, kind.
She was the one-tried and true,
Did for us, all she could do.
The many things that we did need,
She gave her best, she did give heed.
As for us, she did so care,
Always doing more than her share.
All thru our lives, and later years,
She shared our joys and dried our tears.
Such a great love she had for her “son”,
Bringing forth her chuckle, while bringing life’s fun.
She was the best there was to me,
With such a woman God was so pleased!
(She will be greatly missed by her family)
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Strange Creek with Pastor Freddie Schoolcraft officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Walnut Grove Cemetery, c/o Rhonda Frame, 2206 Wilson Ridge Rd, Duck, WV 25063.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Alex Fominko, Sr
Alex Fominko, Sr., 87, of Jane Lew, went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 28, 2015 at his home. Born in Granville, W.Va. on Feb. 7, 1928, he was a son of the late Julia (Kovach) and Tony Fominko, Sr.
He, along with his wife, owned and operated Fominko’s General Store and Restaurant in Burnsville for many years. Alex served two terms as the Mayor of Burnsville, and for more than twenty years, he was a Little League Baseball Coach in Burnsville. He was a life-long avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Surviving are his four children and their spouses, Alex, Jr. and Brenda Fominko of Jane Lew; Debra and Butch Leonard of Mt. Clare, Sandra Fominko of Jane Lew, and Rosella and Bernard Rollyson of Burnsville; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a brother Frank Fominko and a sister, Julia Christopher, both of Morgantown.
Deceased is his loving wife of 65 years, Ruby (Bolyard) Fominko, who passed away on Oct. 13, 2013. Also deceased are three brothers, Tony, George and Joseph Fominko.
Friends will be received at The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, on Monday from 5 – 7 PM, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Ronnie Beeson officiating. Interment services will follow at Eden Cemetery, Stewartstown, W.Va. Tuesday at 2:00 PM.
Arrangements are in the care of the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, PA www.herod-rishel.com
Helen Irene Kelley
After a prolonged sickness on July 12, 2015, Helen Irene Kelley, age 90, was called home to be with the Lord. She will now rest in glory with her husband of 58 years, William Kelley Sr who went home March 8, 2013. Helen was one of three children to late Russel and Flodia Spicer Hosey. She has been preceded in death by an infant sister and a younger brother, Delbert Gene Hosey who passed in 2013.
Born October 14, 1924 in Copen, WV, she later married and moved to Burnsville, WV. Helen is survived by her four children, Roberta Riffle, Diana Lindsay who both reside in Florida, William “Bill” Kelley Jr. wife Terry of Grafton, WV, and Cindy Groves husband Gary of New York. God blessed Helen with 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, all of which she loved dearly. One of her favorite past times was holding, rocking, and loving grand babies.
Some of her best smiles were captured while holding and delighting in little ones.
Helen was a hard worker and did her part during WWII by joining the other Rosy the Riveters in the Good year factory. She later worked for a cabinet factory in Sutton, WV. The Mountainlair in Morgantown, WV was a place of later employment that she enjoyed for a number of years. Ruby Hospital in Morgantown was her last place of employment as a cashier. She considered her positions more than just a job and loved the people. God blessed Helen with the gift of being a social butterfly and a desire to help in her own ways.
Most times, she could contribute some past story to the conversation that would make you laugh. Her last year of life was spent using her God given gifts bringing joy to those who lived in the Heritage of Morgantown. Over the years, she also showed love by cooking and feeding her family. Helen was known for her home grown canned green beans at every family function and made a killer chili dog sauce that no one will ever duplicate.
As long as she was able, Helen was a member and served our Lord at Rock Cave Baptist church in Rock Cave, WV. Pastor Jessie noted that both Bill and Helen were faithful members, always giving of themselves.
Helen spent a number of years taking care of refreshments for vacation bible school. They always helped where needed; “they were like family,” shared Pastor Jessie.
Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 9-11:00 AM, the funeral hour, with Pastor David Jessie officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston
Ethen Tyler Flint
Ethen Tyler Flint of Braxton County was born July 18, 1990 and died August 24, 2015.
He is loved by so many and he lived life to the fullest! Ethen will be missed by everyone but we know he would not want us to grieve for long because we can have the hope of seeing him again!
His spirit is finally free and his soul is at rest! Rest easy Big “E”.
There will be a bonfire in celebration of Ethen’s free spirit lifestyle Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Flint Field in Sutton. Bring a chair and stories to share.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Belle Grove Springs Rehabilitation; please make check payable to Roger “Rob” or Melinda Flint and put Belle Grove Springs Rehabilitation in the memo. The donations are being accepted at Premier Bank, P.O. Box 40, Gassaway, WV 26624. Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.