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William “Bill” Johnson
William Louis Johnson, age 75 of Herold, WV, passed away March 11 at Ansted Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born October 18, 1943 in Charleston, WV.
He enjoyed running Johnson’s Family Campground and watching WVU play any sport. He also attended Birch River Baptist Church.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Carmel and Mabel Johnson, sister, Anna Mae Murphy, brother, Glen, brother, John, and wife, Margaret.
Surviving are sister, Mary Jo Browning and husband Fred, brother-in-law, Vernon Murphy, Jr., all of Birch River and sister-in-law Margaret Johnson of Miami, FL. Plus many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends.
There will be a memorial service March 23 at Birch River Baptist Church. Friends may call from 5:00-6:00 pm with Rev. Jim Murphy officiating a service at 6:00 pm.

Leon “Spock” Utt
Leon “Spock” Utt, 63, of Snake Hill Road, was born July 9, 1955, in Sutton, WV. Son of Mary Dean. Husband of 43 years to Vickie Payne Utt, left in the arms of angels on March 11, 2019, surrounded by family.
He was a retired contractor who left his mark all over Morgantown. He loved hunting, fishing, and Harleys. Spock never spent a day alone. He was always surrounded by family and friends.
Spock was the father of Amy and Andy Utt. He was also a father figure to his grandchildren and so many more. There will never be enough words to describe how great of a man Spock was.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Dean, and stepfather, Garland Dean; wife, Vickie Payne Utt; daughter, Amy Utt; son, Andy Utt.; grandchildren, Kiana Lemley, Isaiah Utt, Jada Utt, Adam and Morgan; great-granddaughters, Monroe and Amelia; his siblings, Linda, Janet, Kay, Dollie, Brenda, Mary, Alfredia, Cathy, Rick, and Randy. As well as John, Debi, Jeff, and Rozan; and many nieces and nephews; family members; and friends who always had a place to stay at Spock and Smurf’s.
He was preceded in death by his grandma and grandpa, Lula and Callie Barnett and his in-laws Walter and Myrtle Payne.
Per Spock’s request, his memorial celebration will be held at a later date to be announced by the family.

Shirley Kay Lemon
Shirley Kay Lemon, 74, of Chapel Rd., Gassaway, WV went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the early morning.
She was born February 11, 1945 in Gassaway, a daughter of the late Darrell “Thomp” Thompson and Sara Marie Metz Thompson.
Shirley was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her husband, her twin sister, Sherry, and her grandkids. She enjoyed going to church. She also enjoyed dressing up and wearing jewelry when she went out. Every morning she went to the Gassaway City Diner for breakfast.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Daniel Lemon; brothers, Bill Thompson and Chip Thompson; and sister, Pat Whitesel.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Lester “Buddy” Lemon III; son, Lester Chip Lemon; daughters, Beverly McMillion and Samantha McMillion; brothers, Mike Thompson and Fred Thompson; sister, Karen Woods; and twin sister, Sherry Stewart (half of her heart); grandsons, Brent McMillion and Troy McMillion; granddaughters, Miranda Lemon, Charley McMillion and Chelsee McMillion.
Service were held at 2 P.M. Monday, March 18, 2019 at Gassaway Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Hart officiating. Interment will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.
Visitation was three hours prior to service at the church.
Special thanks to Braxton Health Care Center for the amazing and loving care for our mom and our entire family.
Thank you to Fresenius Center. We appreciate all you did for our mom.
We appreciate and are so very thankful for the love and support of the Shaver’s Fork Community Church and the Old German Community Church!
Our family wants to thank all the friends and family that have stopped, called or messaged us! We love you all!
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Joyce Ann Canfield Norman Hickman
Joyce Ann Canfield Norman Hickman, 74, of Birch River, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at her sisters home in Wooster, OH.
She was born November 6, 1944, in Canfield, WV to the late Ira & Maude White Canfield. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Lynn Norman and her second husband, Clinton Hickman; sons, Rodney Norman and Rick Norman; infant sisters, Nancy and Karen Canfield; grandsons, Jacob Harper and Todd Norman.
Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her son, Andy Norman (Alison) of Charleston; her daughters, Connie Harper (Keith) and Angie Harper (Rev. Tom) all of Little Birch; brother, Steve Canfield of Summersville; sisters, Betty Houghton and Barbara Nash of St.Clairsville, OH, Linda Fenwick of Wooster, OH, Brenda Oswald of Birch River, Sheila Groves of Richwood, Mavis Thomas of Conway, SC, Cindy Campbell of Summersville; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial followed at Sigler Cemetery, Erbacon, WV. Friends called one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the family.
Online condolences may be sent to:greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com

Teeia Ania Shriver Goodson
Teeia Ania Shriver Goodson, 31, of Spencer, died March 15, 2019 at home from injuries sustained in a house fire.
She was born February 2, 1988 in Waukegan, Illinois to Jo Ania Paxton Steele and Herold Francis Shriver.
Teeia was a homemaker. She enjoyed walking and being outdoors and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents she is also survived by her companion, Richie Gray; children, Alexander, Kalisha, Lee and Jazzmine; siblings, Herold L. “Bub” Shriver, Solitta Carper and husband, Jack, Herold F. “Peewee” Shriver II, Cindy Bright, Jennifer Jennings and Dyesebel Shriver; stepfather, Harley Steele; niece, Leeanna Shriver; nephews, Little JD Carper and Wyatt Carper.
Teeia will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Lisa Ann Harris
Lisa Ann Harris, 56, of Gassaway peacefully passed away and victoriously went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2019.
She was born November 17, 1962 in Germany to Ruby Lockard of Gassaway and the late James E. Lockard.
Lisa was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed crafting, sewing and making blankets. She loved her Indian heritage and she also collected Indian dolls. When she was in high school she was a majorette. She was also involved as a volunteer softball and little league baseball coach. Lisa loved her border collie dogs, Poncho, Clay and the late Cookie.
In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband of 40 years, David Eugene Harris; sons, Nathan Harris (Molly), DJ Johnson (Emily); daughters, Nihja Hardway (Roy), Leah Nicholson (Eric); sister, Brandie Lockard; grandchildren, Logan Harris, Noah Harris, Merci Harris, Dalton Hardway, Liam McCumbers, Edwin McCumbers, Sophia McCumbers, Waylon McCumbers, Steven Chapman, Erica Nicholson, Abram Johnson, and Emma Johnson.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Doug Smailes officiating. Interment was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.
Visitation was 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the funeral home.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

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