Barbara Ellen Coffman
Barbara Ellen Coffman, age 79, passed away February 7, 2017 in Ripley, WV following a long illness.
She was born July 1, 1937 in Richwood, WV to the late Charles & Lucy Williams Coffman. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Arley and twin, Arlen, sisters, Nancy, Mary and Helen and step-mother, Betty Coffman.
Barbara is survived by her sister, Evelena Dotson of Carthage, MO., a brother-in-law, Gareth R. Smith of Ripley, WV and numerous nieces & nephews.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Burial followed at Barker Ridge Cemetery, Sutton. Family received friends 1 hour before the service.
Special thanks to Barbara’s long term care giver, Samantha Stull and Jo Thompson, as well as Dr. John Snyder, Dr. Craig Swann and their respective staff’s who took excellent care of Barbara.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to: The Food Bank c/o Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, WV 25271.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Coffman family.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Carolyn Sue Wine
Carolyn Sue Wine, 64, of Exchange, passed away February 10, 2017 at home.
She was born September 24, 1952 at Clendenin a daughter of the late Samuel and Cleo Carte Lee.
She was a caregiver for the Braxton County Senior Citizens for 20 years. She dearly loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by son, Harry Thompson (Sarah) of Riffle; grandchildren, Jessi Thompson (Alicia) of Tennessee, Nichole Thompson of Pocahontas County, Cheyenne Thompson and Dustin Thompson both of Exchange; great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Caleb and Holley; sisters, Evelyn Woodrum of Flatwoods, Lucille Austin of Exchange and Jane Dolin of Tennessee; several nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband, Larman D. Wine and brother, Harold Lee.
Service will be noon Monday, February 13, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Interment will be in the Wine – Thompson Family Cemetery, Riffle.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Twanda Lou Ratliff
Twanda Lou Ratliff, 64, of Main St. Burnsville passed away 12:47 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.
She was born in Sutton on June 25, 1952 a daughter of the late Raymond Cleveland Cogar and Ruth Edwards Cogar.
On April 23, 1973 she married Granville Lane Ratliff and they celebrated 31 years of marriage before his passing on December 16, 2005.
Her strong caring nature will be carried on by her three children: Susie Thayer of Orlando, Tonia Wymer and husband, David, of Orlando, and Leslie Jo Hickman and companion, JD, of Sand Fork; eight grandchildren who will dearly miss their Granny: Britany Thayer, Nycole Wymer, Nicholas Wymer, Scott Hickman and wife Krista, Desirae Hickman and companion, Robbie Ewing, Kassy Layne Hickman and companion, Austin Frashure, Kandus Sumpter, and Rebecca Sumpter; one great grandchild: Savana Myers; and special cousin whom she loved like a sister, Shirley Vankirk of Burnsville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth “Jane” Parmer; two sons: Wilbert Lane Ratliff and Jeffrey Ratliff; and one grandchild, Brad Myers.
Twanda was a personal care giver for over 20 years. She enjoyed playing rummy, visiting yard sales, watching the ID Channel, and spending time with her family and friends.
Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 10 am – 12 noon on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Funeral Services will follow at 12 noon from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens in Heaters.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Twanda Lou Ratliff. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
Stephen Randall (Muggsy) Blake
Stephen Randall (Muggsy) Blake of Burnsville, West Virginia, passed away at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston on February 11, 2017, from complications following a brief illness. Born in Sutton, West Virginia, on December 22, 1949, Randy was the son of Robert J. Blake and Wilma Conley Blake who preceded him in death.
Randy was the owner of Mountain State Power Tong in Burnsville, West Virginia. He enjoyed exploring his family’s genealogy, excited with each new addition to the family tree. He loved riding motorcycles and collecting antique vehicles, but he was best known for his willingness to help a friend or a stranger in need.
Randy was a member of the Sutton Moose Lodge and participated yearly in the Toys for Tots Motorcycle Ride Along with many other local charities.
Randy is survived by his life companion Molly Blake at home. He also leaves behind children Denise (Troy) Gray, Lakemore, Ohio; Robert Rinehart, Dallas, Texas; Rebekah (Paul) Smith, Galax, Virginia; Randi Michelle Blake, Lost Creek, West Virginia; and David (Autumn) Blake of Weston, West Virginia, along with grandchildren Terry Randall Evans, Alex Wellman, Elizabeth Wellman, Gage Watkins, Aden Blake, Betty Blake and Phoenix Jones and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings Gary (Judy) Blake, New Market, Suffolk, England; Paige (Neil) Rayle, Chester, West Virginia; and Robin (Mel) Albrecht, Homeworth, Ohio; along with many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner, Flatwoods, WV 26621 from 4-8 p.m. The Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the Stockert-Paletti funeral home chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Delmas Singleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Quickle Cemetery, Burnsville, WV. Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV will be caring for the Blake family.
Betty Sue Conner
Betty Sue Conner, 49, of Jane Lew, passed away on February 10, 2017 at United Hospital, Bridgeport.
Betty was born on August 2, 1967 in Sutton to the late Hurl & Lousie Alice King Richardson. Also preceding her in death are her sisters, Sylvia Cogar and Ida Belle Rose, brothers, Johnny Smith and James King.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Conner, sons, Eric McKinney, Robbie McKinney and E. J. McKinney all of Weston, daughters, Barbara McKinney and Randi McKinney both of Weston, brothers, Plaint Smith and Roy Smith both of Sutton, Steve Richardson of Gassaway, and Theodore Smith of Auburn, NB, sisters, Dolly Marks and Lana Dennison both of Little Birch, Barbara Green, Rose Davis, Nancy Smith, Faye Richardson, Helen Haggerty all of Sutton, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 2:00 pm on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton with Rev. Tom Propst officiating. Burial followed at Gillispie Cemetery, Bug Ridge Rd, Sutton. Friends called one hour before services.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Conner family. Online condolences may be made to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Charles (Chuck) Kenneth Singleton
November 28, 1928 to February 7, 2017
Charles (Chuck) Kenneth Singleton, son of Asa and Emma (Gregory) Singleton, and younger brother of Jessie, Damon, Fred and Harry Singleton, passed away on February 7, 2017 in Buckley, WA at the age of eighty-eight from the combination of Alzheimer’s Disease and severe heart issues. He is survived by his estranged daughter and granddaughter, Emma Singleton Johnson and April Johnson, his nephew and niece, Darrell and Sandra Singleton of Bonney Lake, WA, George and Tammy Singleton of Heaters, WV, and numerous nephews and nieces living throughout the US and in New Zealand.
Chuck was born at home in Heaters, WV on November 28, 1928, and lived and worked beside his parents and four elder brothers on the family farm, graduated from Sutton High School, and finally joined the Air Force at the ripe old age of twenty-three. Chuck married the love of his life, Velma Blackburn, in Dunn, NC on January 6, 1962 and the new couple made Dunn their home. After twenty years of military service, Chuck retired in August 1971 as a Technical Sergeant and soon began a new career with Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company. Later, he drove an oil delivery truck for Westside Oil Company until he retired a second time. Chuck wasn’t finished working though because, in his late seventies, he joined the Erwin, NC Wal-Mart as a greeter. Even though he lived in North Carolina for over fifty years, Chuck never lost his love for West Virginia and spoke about the state’s beauty until his death.
Many people believe he inherited his gifts for conversation and storytelling from his mother because no one who met Chuck left his company without a story. He was a good-natured man with a ready smile, a fine sense of humor, and a quick wit. He loved his wife, family, friends, and dogs, and was always willing to lend a hand where needed. Chuck enjoyed fixing things and appeared to have duplicates of every tool needed for the job in his considerable collection. He took great pride in his home and yard and gave produce to friends and neighbors from the large vegetable garden he planted each year. Chuck was active in local civic groups and served as the Dunn, NC American Legion commander from 1981 – 1982, and the Dunn, NC VFW commander from 1982 – 1983.
In December 2013, Chuck moved to Bonney Lake, WA to live with his nephew and niece while dealing with skin cancer. Later, he began to suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and heart problems and eventually moved to Heritage House Memory Care in Buckley, WA where he lived until his death.
A full military memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 25th at Cromartie-Miller and Lee Funeral Home at 401 West Cumberland Street, Dunn, NC. Immediately afterwards, Chuck will be buried next to his wife, Velma, at Devotional Gardens located at 5662 Fairground Road, Dunn, NC. Following the burial service, a luncheon will be held at Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast 309 West Divine Street, Dunn, NC (across from Cromartie-Miller). Everyone who knew Chuck is welcome to attend.