Roberta Lee Coleman
Roberta Lee Coleman,73, of Flatwoods, WV, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brycle and Jewel Jividen.
She was an active member of Christ Church United Methodist of Sutton, WV. She loved quilting, gardening, and reading. Most important to her were her family, church, and friends. She was an organ donor through the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE).
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Reverend Don Coleman; three children and their spouses: Terry (Terri) Coleman, Carol (David) Boyd, and Ron (Becky) Coleman; four grandchildren and their spouses: Garrett (Lyndsey) Coleman, Courtney (Chase) Petry, Ryan Coleman, and Shelby Boyd; two brothers and their spouses: Ed (Barbara) Jividen, and Jerry (Diana) Jividen.
Pallbearers: Ed Jividen, Jerry Jividen, Garrett Coleman, Ryan Coleman, David Boyd, Chase Petry, Terry Coleman, and Ron Coleman.
Services were held at 4pm Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton with Reverend Doug Smailes officiating. Burial followed in the Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.
Friends called from 1:30pm till time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to either the American Diabetes Association PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or a local hospice service of your choice.
Condolences were extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home.
Donnie Clavel McCumbers
Donnie Clavel McCumbers, 84, of Rosedale went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2014. He was born August 26, 1929 in Braxton County to the late French and Anna McCumbers.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ivy Hall McCumbers; son, Donnie McCumbers Jr.; four brothers and four sisters.
He was a Christian. He worked for the Town of Gassaway for many years and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a wonderful father to his seven children; Priscilla Brady (Jack) of Washington, Brenda Wade of Parkersburg, Daniel McCumbers (Patty), Dallas McCumbers (Mary), and Rachel Perrin (Jake) all of Rosedale, David McCumbers (Lisa) of Arnoldsburg; His pride and joy, 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.
Service was held 2pm Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Mount Run Cemetery, Rosedale.
Friends caledl two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Chesaline Bledsoe Davis
Helen Rosabelle Stokes (Lewis) was born March 8, 1931 in Frametown, West Virginia. She died July 23, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California following a long history of cancer.
She was 83 years old.
Rosie was the youngest of nine children born to Rev. William and Fannie Lewis. All her siblings predeceased her. They were: sisters Grace Lewis, Bessie Lewis, and Edith Lewis and brothers Clyde Lewis, Norman Lewis and James Lewis. Two infant brothers also preceded Rosie in death.
Being named Helen Rosabelle Lewis set the stage for a variety of names. For the family she was “Rosabelle” or “Belle”, for official documents she was “Helen”. For a few she was “Rose” but for most of us she was . . . “Rosie”.
Rosie was the adventuresome one of her family. She read books about the West and wanted to see it. In her early twenties she and a friend visited the West, including the Grand Canyon. Later she came alone to Los Angeles and found Temple Baptist Church across the street from the hotel where she was staying. She was hired the next day by Sears and worked there for ten years.
Temple Baptist became more than a church for Rosie for there she met and married Bob Reiman. Bob died after nineteen years of marriage.
At the invitation of friends Rosie moved to Denver and lived there four years before making a trip to Los Angeles where she met an old acquaintance, Lyle Stokes. They were married on May 7, 1983. The couple made their home in North Hollywood, California before coming to The Samarkand Retirement Community in Santa Barbara, California for eleven years.
Rosie died at The Samarkand.
Services were held at the Samarkand August 9, 2014. Burial was at the Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California.
Memorial Gifts may be sent to CHET (Hispanic Center for Theological Studies) 1005 E. Palmer, Compton CA, 90221 for the “Lyle and Rosie Stokes Scholarship Fund.”
James “Jimmy” Empoules
Chesaline Bledsoe Davis, 67, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, August 15, 2014 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born February 23, 1947, in Acme, WV, she was the daughter of David and Rachel Birdie Harris Bledsoe. Surviving are: three children, Cynthia (Allan) Hackett of Coudersport, Robbyn Roberts of Fredericksburg, VA, and Dairus G. (Melony) Davis, II of Gassaway, WV, six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 11 siblings, Dolly, Shirly, Judy, Don, Devon and Margaret. She was predeceased by 5 siblings; Dinky, Birdie, Jackie, Paige and David. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Julia Gertrude Johnson
Julia Gertrude Johnson, 84, of Napier passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Braxton Healthcare Center, Sutton.
She was born July 17, 1930 in Napier, to the late Morton & Fannie Williams Johnson. Julia was also preceded in death by sisters, Eliza, Sylvia and Pauline, brother, Rhea Johnson.
Julia is survived by several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Monday August 25, 2014 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Burial followed at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters. Friends called one hour prior the service at the funeral home.
Greene- Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Johnson Family.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com