Dreama Darleen Young
Dreama Darleen Young, 74, of Strange Creek, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25, 2013 at her home in Strange Creek.
She was born on October 9, 1939 in Elk Ridge, West Virginia a daughter of the late Woodie and Jean Nottingham Nichols of Strange Creek.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Delores Lloyd; brothers, Bengie Nichols and Kenneth Lee Nichols.
Dreama was a homemaker and enjoyed genealogy, reading and sewing.
She is survived by her loving husband of fifty five years, John R. “Raben” Young of Strange Creek; sons, Johnny and wife, Beverly Young of Strange Creek, Danny and wife, Iris Young of Kentucky and Ronnie and wife, Lisa Young of Strange Creek; daughter, Carol Young of Gassaway; grandchildren, Michelle Short and husband, Sam of Fairmont, Mark, Nathan, and Ryan Young all of Strange Creek, Derick and Kendall Young of Kentucky; two great grandchildren, Logan and Lance Short of Fairmont. Her beloved dog, Sassy and cat, Mickey.
The family would like to express their special thanks to all their family members, extended family, friends, caregivers and anyone else whom assisted in the care of Dreama and the rest of the family during the last part of her life.
She was loved by many, and will be missed.
In Lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.
Services were held 2 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Johnny Conrad, Rev. Ray Teets and Pastor Joseph Truman officiating. Burial followed in the Eureka Church Cemetery on Keener’s Ridge.
Friends called two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Juanita M. “Wonie” Harper
Juanita M. “Wonie” Harper, of 6th Street, Newell, Ohio, died Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Adkins Care Center. She was 87.
Born in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia, June 5, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Hester Bragg Gillespie. She moved to this area after World War II and raised her family in Newell. She was a charter member of the Glendale Church of the Nazarene, where she was a past Sunday school teacher, treasurer and a choir member. She enjoyed playing Scrabble, word find, and reading with her Husband. She loved everyone and gave them big hugs.
Her husband, Cecil G. Harper, survives at home. The couple married on June 21, 1947. There is a daughter, Janet DePolo, and her husband Phillip, of Mason, Ohio, as well as two sons, Cecil J. Harper and his wife Belinda of Huntington, West Virginia, and Larry J. Harper and his wife Debbie of Chester, Ohio. There are five grandchildren, Sandy DeWitt, Gregg Harper, Todd Harper, Kiley DePolo and Kelsey DePolo and three great-grandchildren, Celeste DeWitt, Sophia DeWitt, and Jericho Harper.
There are six sisters, Rosie Squires, Bessie Rowand, Delores Mattern, Faye Fone, Maxine Mellinger, and Linda Pitts, and three brothers, James Gillespie, Sylvester Gillespie, and Lyle Gillespie. She was preceded in death by an infant sister and a brother, Edward “Junie” Gillespie.
Friends visited in the afternoon and evening on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Dawson Funeral Home, where services were conducted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, by Pastor Scott Henry. Burial followed at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens in Newell. Following the service, family and friends gathered at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Valley Hospice and Adkins Care Center for the wonderful care Juanita was given.
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” –Romans 8:18.
Her sufferings are over; she is at rest in Heaven.
Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of The Valley Hospice Center Foundation, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
Brock B. Brady
Brock B. Brady, 79, of Shock, passed away peacefully at his home November 22, 2013.
Born December 31, 1933, he as a son of the late Elbert Brady and Josephine Boone Brady. He was married 53 years to the one love of his life, Alma Lawson Brady, who survives in addition to his children and their spouses, Jennifer Markle (Shannon), Jill Cottrell (Roger), Matt Brady (Misty), and Julia Fitzwater (Wriston). Eight grandchildren, Ashley, Kyle, Megan, Emily, Samuel, Riley Paige, Brady, and Riley, along with one great grandson, Logan, also survive.
Brock was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman that always looked forward to squirrel and deer hunting with his family and friends. He was a lifelong timber cutter and dozer operator. This combined his livelihood with his passion as a man who truly loved the woods.
Brock was a member of the Rosedale United Methodist Church, which he attended faithfully. He was a US Army Veteran having served in France and Germany.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Rosedale United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Raynor and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Interment followed in the Boone Cemetery. Friends called at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be expressed at www/stumpfuneralhomes.com.