Roger Lee Brooks
Roger Lee Brooks, 62, of Burnsville passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born December 17, 1957 in Sutton, a son of the late Jerry Adam and Maggie Ratliff Brooks.
Roger worked as a heavy equipment operator and retired from the WV Department of Highways. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He spent the majority of his time at Burnsville Marina. Roger never met a stranger and was always willing to help and give of his time.
He is survived by his brothers, Jerry “Tyke” Brooks, Jr of North Lima, OH, Donald G. Brooks and wife, Edith, of Jackson, SC, and Arthur W. Brooks, and wife, Barbara, of Alliance, OH; nieces and nephews, Robin, Steve, Lisa and AJ along with many grand nieces and nephews; Bonnie Edwards, whom he loved like a daughter, of Smithers, WV; and his pal, his dog, Buddy and his cat, Dick.
Roger loved his buddies that went road tripping with him. Roger’s good friends were more like family to him. His family would like to thank his friends and buddies.
In keeping with Roger’s wishes he was cremated and a gathering of family and friends was held at 5 to 8 P.M. Monday, June 29, 2020 at Burnsville Lake at Pavilion #3.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
George Edward Reynolds
George Edward Reynolds, 78 of Ocoee, Florida, gained his heavenly wings on Sunday, February 09, 2020 at Health Central Hospital Orlando Health in Ocoee, Florida. He died from heart and kidney failure. He had been in poor health for a number of years, but in the last 2 ½ years he became much worse.
He leaves behind his wife Shirley Crites Reynolds whom he married 60 years ago at the First Baptist Church of Webster Springs.
George was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator much of his life. He worked for his father, Amond Reynolds, Sr. until his father passed. He moved to Oberlin, Ohio where he worked for Oberlin College for two years then returned to Webster Springs and worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a bus driver for Snowshoe for a couple of winters then moved his family to Sebring, Florida where he was a maintenance worker and his wife was assistant administrator for the Magnolia Retirement Home. George did not get much work so they moved to Ocoee where he drove tractor and trailer for Florida Rock and Tank Lines. They moved the headquarters to Brooksville so he went to work for Disney World. He and Shirley worked together at the Polynesian Resort for 7 years together then he worked for room service for 5 years, but had to retire because of his health.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Shirley; sons Benjamin Reynolds and his daughter Shaina Reynolds; son Phillip Reynolds and wife Rosanne and their daughters Tiffanie Reynolds and Cara Reynolds; sisters-in-law Virginia Reynolds and Edith Madeline Westfall Armentrout; brother-in-law Jimmy Crites; special neighbors Tom and Janet Moore; special friend Antonio Supressio; nephew Robert Westfall and his wife Heather Johnson Westfall niece Rachael Westfall Cogar; and many other extended family, friends, and neighbors who will mourn his passing.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Cofer “Bud” Cochran officiating.
Special thanks to Robert Bryant Funeral and Cremation Chapel of Orlando, FL for the great services provided to Shirley at the time of George’s passing.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Reynolds family.
Carl “Bud” Junior Postelwaite
Carl “Bud” Junior Postelwaite, 87 of Diana passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home after an extended illness. He was born April 24, 1933 in Nicholas County to the late Earl Carl and Mary Jemima Spore Postelwaite and was a woodworker by trade.
Bud was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict; was an avid hunter, enjoyed woodworking, playing pool (billiards), was a jokester, a maker of rings, and enjoyed soap operas.
He is survived by his very special companion, Lucy Cogar; children Mary Jo (Crispin) Vargas, Bobbi Postelwaite, Jane (Howard) White, Jackie (Mike) Collins, Earl “Bud” (Ann) Postelwaite, Andy (Cyndi) Postelwaite, and Carl “Boo” Barandi; brother Jackie (Geraldine) Postelwaite; sisters Karen June (Terry) Lincoln and Bonnie Lou Price; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Ernest “Toby”, Richard, Edward, and Russell Ray “Bill”; and sisters Mary Lou, Annabelle, and Emma.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with a Sharing of Memories at 2:00 PM. Military Honors will follow.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Postelwaite family.
Gary Lee Dilley
Gary Lee Dilley, 71 of Birch River passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. Gary was born May 29, 1949 in Sutton and was the son of the late William Franklin and Inez Holbrook Dilley. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by his beloved Ma Sarie.
Gary was a jack of all trades having been a carpenter, coal miner, lineman and whatever else it took to provide for his family. Gary was a member of the Knights of Pythias Glade Lodge #205.
Surviving are his children, Drema Lichtenwalner and her husband Chris, Michael Dilley and his wife April, and Melissa Conrad; grandchildren, Destiny King, Nikita Arbogast, Ivy Dilley, Kristen Dilley, and Emily, Jace and Max Conrad; two great grandchildren, Octavia Grace King and Genova King; brother, Charles Dilley and his wife Beverly, and nephews David and Bryan Dilley.
Graveside Services and Knights of Pythias Rites will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Bragg Run Cemetery with Pastor Keith Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Pythias Glade Lodge #205 at PO Box 175 Cowen, WV 26206.
Online condolences may be made to www.adamsreedfh.com.
Adams-Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Dilley family.
Cora Elizabeth Young
Cora Elizabeth Young, age 98, died Friday, June 19, 2020 at her home in Morgantown, WV. She was born November 5, 1921 in Gassaway, WV. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Ato and William Young of Gassaway; her brothers, Forrest of Gassaway and Harry of Punta Gorda, FL ; and beloved great nieces Melissa Fagin of Redmond, WA, and Farrah Ristoff of Pittsburgh, PA.
Cora moved to Charleston, WV to attend business school. After graduation she was hired by Cohen Drug and eventually became their bookkeeper and buyer. After Cohen Drug was acquired by Rite Aid, she continued in this position until retirement in 1987.
She was a lifetime member of the Gassaway Chapter 32 of the Order of the Eastern Stars. She served as president and was an emeritus member of the Pilot Club of Charleston WV. She was a 500-hour volunteer for the CAMC Women & Children’s Hospital Gift Shop and served as buyer for several years. She was a member of the John Young Chapter of the DAR.
For many years she drove to Morgantown to attend Mountaineer football games in both old and new stadiums. After moving to Morgantown, she joined the non-profit Mountaineer Spay Neuter Assistance Program and was the most senior member.
Cora is survived by nephews, Mack Young of Morgantown, WV and David Young of Ashburn, VA; nieces Elizabeth Fagin of Redmond, WA and Amanda Young of Memphis, TN; great nephews William Young of Morgantown, WV and Brian Fagin of Seattle, WA; great niece Kimberly Young of Silver Spring, MD.; great-great nephew Taylor Young and great-great niece Tristan Young, both of Morgantown, WV.
She grew up in the Gassaway Baptist Church, attended the Baptist Temple in Charleston, and will return home to Gassaway to be laid to rest. A private family service was Saturday, June 27 at Sugar Creek Cemetery with Rev. Mark Stump officiating. Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
The family wishes to thank the nurses, aids, and staff from Amedisys Hospice, who took such wonderful care of Cora and her caregivers.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at roachfuneralhome.com.