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Emma Rebecca “Becky” Gunter
Emma Rebecca “Becky” Gunter, 85, of Napier passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at the Genesis Marmet Center, Marmet, WV.
She was born June 21, 1935 in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Earl Waitman Underwood and Emma R. Hall Underwood. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald “Butch” Gunter; brothers, Harry Underwood and William Underwood; sisters, Margaret Mizell and Kathryn Lampe; and son-in-law, John Weddington.
Becky lived a wonderful life. For many years she worked in a shoe factory. She loved politics and was a Republican. She worked as an election poll worker and also was a delegate for the Braxton County State Convention. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing BINGO. Becky was a WVU Mountaineer fan and enjoyed watching them play football and basketball.
She will be fondly remembered by her son, Tom Gunter and wife, Denise of Napier; daughter, Deborah Lee Weddington of Cross Lanes; and brother, Earl “Bud” Underwood of Gassaway. Becky is also survived by her grandchildren, Chad Jenkins, Rebecca Weddington, Benjamin Weddington, Jacob Weddington, Jessiah Gunter, Hollie Vermessen and Jason Kincaid; 11 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Private family services were held with Pastor David Gunter officiating. Burial was in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway, WV.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

Brenda “Jane” Meadows Dittman
Brenda “Jane” Meadows Dittman, 76, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, of Gassaway, passed away at home on Friday, September 11, 2020.
Born on August 5, 1944, she was the daughter of Kenton and Acel Meadows, both of whom preceded her in death.
Ms. Dittman was an honors art and honors history teacher in West Virginia and Florida. She was a talented artist who mentored many students. She also worked for the West Virginia Office of Hospitality, Education, and Training prior to her retirement in 2009. She had a most generous heart, always putting others before herself. She was a quiet benefactor to churches, schools, and other charitable organizations. Her loving heart extended to the animals she rescued and sponsored.
She was an exceptional mother who loved unconditionally and put her family ahead of everything else. She was the rock of her family and she will be missed and loved forever.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Ronna Dittman, and her sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Maria Dittman, Will and Lori Dittman, and Matthew and Melissa Dittman; grandchildren Brent (and Savannah) Dittman, Hannah Dittman, and Elizabeth Dittman; and great-grandsons Roman and Ryker Dittman. Also surviving are her siblings and spouses, Ellen and Herb Hanks, Sherry Lewis, Lana and Dale Bowman, and C.K. and Paula Meadows, and many nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no immediate service. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her memory would be honored by a donation to your local school or animal shelter.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Camden “Cam” Marks
Camden “Cam” Marks, 70, of Gassaway passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.
He was born December 14, 1949 in Pennsylvania, a son of the late Raymond and Grace Marks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters and was the last surviving child in his family.
For 20 plus years Cam worked for Meadows Stone and Paving as a truck driver. He owned and operated Gassaway Cabs Taxi Service in the mid 1980’s. He had the Pets Plus More store in town also. He had a concessions truck locally that he ran. Cam served his community for over 40 years in the Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department. While he was in the Fire Department he was the President for many years and also held the positions of Captain and Lieutenant.
Cam will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Anetta Marks; sons, Anthony Marks and Amanda of Fayetteville, Luke Marks and Betsy of Gassaway, and Jesse Marks and Kelley Bragg of Gassaway. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Graveside service were 1 P.M. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway with Pastor Bill Morlan officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department, 105 Fifth Street, Gassaway, WV 26624.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Bertha May Hutchison Cogar
Bertha May Hutchison Cogar, 88, of Stone Run Rd., Flatwoods, WV, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, after fighting Multiple Myeloma for over two years. Bertha was born on March 15, 1932 in Corley, WV, the daughter of the late Oley Clark and Willa Ann Eubank Hutchison. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Frederick “Bob” Cogar; four sisters: Arlie Hutchison, Ada Ruth Hutchison, Martha Pearl Cartee, and Lucy Hutchison; three brothers: Dana, Lloyd, and Willis Hutchison; and one granddaughter, Amber Cogar. Bertha is Survived by one sister, Mary Ann McClure of Elkview, WV; two children: Janet Angotti and husband Michael of Clarksburg, and Tim Cogar and wife Chris of Flatwoods; her grandchildren: Ben Angotti of Denver, CO, Joe Angotti and wife Sarah of Pittsburgh, PA, Tom Angotti of Denver, CO, Molly Angotti and fiancé Tony Sestito of Clarksburg, Amelia Angotti of Clarksburg, Wesley Jarrell of Flatwoods, Ben Jarrell of Flatwoods, Bobby Cogar and wife Ashkiea of Cross Lanes, and Emily Cogar of Flatwoods; and her great-grandchildren: Scarlet Angotti, Josephine Angotti, Gianna Sestito, Gabby Jarrell, and Tristen Jarrell.
Bertha lived with Arlie in Clarksburg and attended West Virginia Business College, then worked as a secretary. She was married to Bob in 1953 and moved to Saint Louis for Bob to attend diesel mechanic school while Bertha worked as a secretary, before moving back to West Virginia. After Bob’s death, Bertha and her two children moved back to Stone Run, where they lived with Ada Ruth. Bertha retired after being a teacher’s aide for over 25 years at Flatwoods Elementary School. She was a life-long member of Stone Run United Methodist Church, where she was also treasurer for over 10 years. She loved going to church on Sunday mornings, then coming home to watch another sermon on TV after Sunday lunches. She was very active outdoors and enjoyed growing flowers in various beds around her home, blueberries in her blueberry patch, and vegetables in her garden. She also enjoyed canning vegetables from her garden and sending quarts of green beans home with her grandchildren. Bertha was active in 4-H when she was young and was a 4-H All Star, then went on to start and lead the Stone Run Busy Beavers 4-H club for over 10 years. She loved animals, including many cats over the years, and greatly enjoyed feeding and watching birds throughout her life.
Bertha was beloved by her family for her sunny disposition. The highlight of any trip to Grandma B’s house was getting some of her signature chuckles. A fantastic cook and baker, she was most famous for her blueberry cobblers and peanut butter logs. Bertha’s was home to regular Sunday lunches, most family gatherings, and reunions over the years. As well as being “home” to many family members who needed a place to stay over the years.
On Saturday September 12th, 2020, visitation was held in a socially distanced manner from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Rd, Flatwoods, WV. Funeral Services were at the graveside at 12 p.m., Eric Veltre officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Stone Run Cemetery for its upkeep. (1617 Stone Run Rd. Flatwoods, WV 26621).

Katherine Sue Jaynes
Katherine Sue Jaynes, age 67, of Franklin, WV, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, VA. She was born on June 26, 1953, in Gassaway, WV, the daughter of the late William John and Virginia Pearl (Cutlip) Miller. Katherine was twice married.Her first husband, Charles Homer Frame survives in Upper Tract, and her second husband, Joey Jaynes survives in Franklin, WV.
Mrs. Jaynes attended Braxton County Schools and was a member of Christ Central Church in Upper Tract, WV. She was a homemaker and loved her family.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jaynes is survived by: a daughter, Tracy Ann Ice (Olen) of Upper Tract, WV; 2 sons, Charles Lee Frame (Dawn) of Brandywine, WV, William Scott Frame (Doreen) of Brandywine, WV; 2 sisters, Kay Moore of Chester, WV, Sharon Burkett (Mike) of Hickory, NC; 3 brothers, Gary Miller (Retha) of Flatwoods, WV, Randy Miller of Flatwoods, WV, Arthur Miller of Charleston, WV; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; caretaker, Linda Wimer of Circleville, WV; and her furry friend, “Scooter”. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Tammy Sue Frame; a brother, Cecil Miller; and 2 sisters, Freda McCullough and Shirley Snyder.
In honoring Mrs. Jaynes request, her body has been cremated and a memorial service was held on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM, at the Redeeming Grace Outreach Worship Center in Brandywine, WV, with Pastor Jason Boggs officiating. Memorials may be made to Mrs. Jaynes family, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, POB 215, Franklin, WV 26807. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

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