Reverend Susan Dawn Rector
Reverend Susan Dawn Rector, 57, of Bluefield, WV formerly of Tesla, WV, died Wednesday September 30, 2015 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
Born April 17, 1958 in Gassaway, WV, she was the daughter of Jerry Long of Tesla, WV and the late Patricia Collins Long. Susan was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She was ordained as an Elder of the United Methodist Church 24 years ago. She was currently the Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church and Bland Street United Methodist Church in Bluefield, and had formerly pastored at Perry Memorial United Methodist Church in Shady Spring, WV, Stealey United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, WV, Dallas United Methodist Charge in Wheeling, WV and Shortline United Methodist Charge in Martinsville, WV.
Susan was past President of Kappa Phi, a Christian women’s sorority in college. She was a lover of science fiction and Dr. Who. She was a licensed HAM Radio operator who often helped in disaster response to communities. She was a member of the American Women’s Who’s Who, was Worthy Matron in the Order of Eastern Star, and had served in various Conference leadership positions.
Susan was known for her ministering to those who needed a lift. She loved her ministry to the children of the Church, as well as to the community. In addition to her father, survivors include her husband of 32 years, Rev. Stephen Rector; one brother, David Long and wife Phyllis of Tesla, WV, and two nephews, Nicholas and A.J. Long of Tesla.
The family will receive friends at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV on Sunday, October 3, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday October 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with Reverend Mary Ellen Finegan officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Tesla Cemetery, Tesla, WV. Words of comfort and memories may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com. The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods is honored to be serving the Rector Family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity-Bland Street United Methodist Charge, 401 College Avenue, Bluefield, WV 24701.
George Omer Gregorich
George Omer Gregorich, 93, of Chapel, WV, Braxton County, passed away September 26, 2015 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He was born January 22, 1922 a son of the late Frank and Lula Carte Gregorich. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII serving in Italy and North Africa. He was a retired baker for Nickles Bakery.
George was a faithful servant to Jesus Christ and went to the Old German Church. He loved hunting, fishing and visits from his family. He was preceded in death by wife, Doris Wayne Gregorich; four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by children, Steve Gregorich (Kathy) of Wilmot, OH, Rick Gregorich (Carol) of Dalton, OH, Marilyn Jo Gregorich of Smithville, OH, Dan Wayne (Janie), Jim Wayne (Joyce), Robert Wayne (Brenda) all of Chapel, WV and Neda Shaver (Lawrence) of Flatwoods, WV; sisters, Mary Lou Gregorich of Gassaway, WV and Judy Hart (John Coulter) of Charleston, WV; 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Old German Community Church, Chapel, WV with Pastors Buddy Lemon and Rick Hart officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Bender Run Church Cemetery, Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
Marion “Jack” Marlow
Marion “Jack” Marlow, 86, of Newville Rd. Sutton, passed away September 27, 2015 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.
He was born on June 10, 1929 in Hyre, WV, the son of the late Charles Ward & Annie Bell Marlow. Also preceding him in death was his wife; Florence J. (Tiny) Marlow, sisters & spouses; Iris Furby & Denver, Mary Henderson & Gus, Macel Furby & Allen, brothers; Marvin Marlow, Myron Frank Marlow.
Jack worked with aluminum siding in Ohio and was a retired Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his son; Jon J. Marlow of Newville, daughters; Rhonda G. Williams of Heaters, Daphena D. Gokey and Genelda A. Dennison both of Newville, sister-in law; Maxine Marlow of Sutton, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Graveside memorial service will be held 1:00pm ,Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at Newville Cemetery, Newville, with Rev. John McQuain officiating. There will be no visitation. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Marlow family. Online condolences can be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Foster “Gene” Dixon
Foster “Gene” Dixon, 82, of Strange Creek, passed away September 29, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
He was born May 13, 1933 in Braxton County the son of the late Blair & Emma Johnson Dixon.
Gene was a metal worker at Ravenswood Aluminum and retired after 32 years, was a Army Veteran.
He is survived by his loving wife; Alberta Brown Dixon, son; Eric Dixon & wife Becky of Ravenswood, daughter; Joyce Rutan & husband Jim of St. Cloud, FL, brother; William Dixon of Warren, OH, sister; Sue Casey of Morrison, TN, grandchildren; Cassidy Rutan, Jonathan Rutan, Caitlin Rutan, Jenny Dixon, James Foster Dixon.
Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Ray Teets officiating.
Burial followed at Johnson Cemetery, Strange Creek, WV. Friends called 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 2, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Hospice Care Corp. P.O. Box 323 Burnsville, WV 26335. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is humbled to serve the Dixon family. Online condolences can be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Nicole “Nikki” Wilkins
Nicole “Nikki” Wilkins, 31 of Gaffney went home to be with her savour on Tuesday September 29, 2015.
Services to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 pm Saturday October 3, 2015 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, burial will immediately follow at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Lewis Batchelor officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.
Nikki was born September 24, 1984 in Ravenna, Ohio to Jeff and Mary Porter Burkhart. Nikki was a strong-willed, God fearing woman who was never defeated in life, she lived life to the fullest with her electric personality and was a trained martial artist earning a black belt. Mrs. Wilkins loved her husband, family, furbabies and church; where she enjoyed playing piano.
She is predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Garnet Osie Porter, paternal grandparents, William and Mary Jane Burkhart and mother in law, Judy B. Wilkins. Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 8 years; Michael Wilkins, her parents; Jeff and Mary Burkhart of Leoma, TN, sister, Nishoni Harvey and husband Matthew of Dundee, FL, brother, Codey Burkhart and wife Sabrina, of Kings Mountain, NC, nieces and nephews; Sierra, Hannah, Rebekka, Samuel, Maggie, Hunter and numerous extended family members. An online guest registry is available at www.shufordhatcher.com