Doyal F. Sears
Doyal F. Sears, 81, of Lexington passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Riverside Methodist Hospital.
The son of Clarence and Gaye (Hamric) Sears, Doyal was born February 13, 1935 in Exchange, West Virginia, and was graduated from Gassaway High School and Mansfield Business School.
Doyal served in the Army and was honorably discharged on May 21, 1959.
On June 13, 1959 he married Frances Cutlip. Together they shared nearly 57 years of marriage.
Hardworking and loyal, for over 35 years Doyal worked for J&B Acoustical, where he was instrumental in the Carpenters Apprentice Program. He retired as Vice President.
Active in the Lexington community, for 12 years, Doyal served on the Lexington School Board of Education, was a member of the Lexington Athletic Boosters, as well as the Lexington Jaycees. He was a member of Cutlip’s Baptist Church and attended Steam Corners United Methodist Church.
Doyal enjoyed hunting, both deer and mushrooms. Cultivating his garden each year, Doyal grew the best tomatoes.
He is survived by his loving wife Frances Sears of Lexington; children Jill (Richard) Steele of Bellville, Pam (Eric) Regrut of Strongsville, and Alan (Niccole) Sears of Mt. Gilead; grandchildren Daniel, John, Matthew, and Amy Regrut, and Jack, and William Sears; siblings Oval (Wilda) Sears of Gassaway, West Virginia, Gene (June) Sears of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Jennings (Kathy) Sears of Exchange, West Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by brother Lowell Sears and sister Judy Sears.
The family will receive friends Monday, May 9, 2016 from 1-4 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where his memorial service will begin at 4 pm. The Rev. Karen Wagenhals and Rev. Paul Lintern will officiate. A graveside service will be held in West Virginia.
Memorial contributions to Cutlip’s Baptist Church or Steam Corners United Methodist Church may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences to his family may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
Ralph Dale Williams
Ralph Dale Williams, 80, of Big Run Rd. in Napier, WV passed away at 10:52 am on Friday, May 20, 2016 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a brief illness.
He was born in Napier, WV on January 18, 1936 a son of the late Earl C. Williams and Myrtle Mae Shields Williams.
He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Marie Stout, and husband Scottie, of Burnsville; and one grandchild, Tyler Stout.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Anne Williams Conrad; one grandson, Joshua Adam Conrad; and three brothers: Earl Jr., Harvey, and Bobbie Williams.
Ralph retired from the Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills, OH. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and coon and rabbit hunting with his favorite dogs.
Ralph’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family c/o Lisa Stout PO Box 382 Burnsville, WV 26335. The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ralph Williams. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
Bradley Hoyt Simms
Bradley Hoyt Simms, 57, of Sutton, passed away May 20, 2016.
He was born October 14, 1958 in Sutton a son of the late Theodore and Freda Cook Simms.
Bradley was a core driller. He loved to fish, hunt and spend time with family and friends.
He is survived by sisters, Sandra Belknap and husband, Ron of Sutton and Brenda Estep and husband, Larry of Chesapeake, OH; companion, Amber Carter and her children, Jonathan and Ashland; one nephew, two nieces and two great nieces.
Bradley’s body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Jimmy Ray McCraw
Jimmy Ray McCraw, 58, of Gassaway, passed away May 20, 2016 at home.
He was born August 15, 1957 in Fairmont a son of the late Fred Lee McCraw, Sr. and Wanda Jane Stump McCraw.
Jimmy was a cook and mowed lawns. He loved to go to yard sales and loved people.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers, Fred Lee “Joe” McCraw, Jr. and Winfred “Butch” McCraw; sisters, Nancy Shaw and Mary Sue Weese.
He is survived by wife, Connie Sue McCraw; children, Samuel Lee McCraw, Samantha Lou Jarvis (Shawn), Tabetha Olszewski (Walter), Serena Doyle (Eddie) and Jimmy Ray McCraw, Jr. (Lynn); grandchildren, Dakota, Dezerai, Kylie, Skylar, Jazzalynn, Havanah, Titan and Jimmy III; cousin, Carolyn Dobbins of Gassaway; brothers, Jackie McCraw and Ronnie McCraw both of Gassaway; sister, Linda Hensley (David) of Gassaway.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Interment will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.
Visitation will be two hours prior to service.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.