Joe Davis “Jody” McPherson
I“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joe Davis “Jody” McPherson, passed away on June 5, 2017, at the age of 64, in Sutton, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Theresa McPherson, and his mother-in-law Dorothy Young. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia McPherson, and daughter Katherine Janiece “Katie” McPherson. He leaves behind his father-in-law Gerald Young in Pennsylvania, cousins Jeff McPherson in Texas, Bec Smith in Alaska, Wesley McPherson in Nevada, Matt Davis in Michigan, Andi McClaren in Wisconsin, Gary Davis in North Carolina, William Davis in Massachusetts, sister-in-law Cathy Eaton and brother-in-law Gus Eaton in Pennsylvania, niece Chelsy Eaton and nephew Elijah Eaton in Pennsylvania, and many caring friends who have been so supportive of Patricia and Katie.
Joe was born on February 19, 1953 in Sutton, where he was well-known and loved by many in his community. As a young boy, he attended Sutton Elementary School, building numerous early and lifelong friendships. He was a Boy Scout in Troop 101, and first found his love of fishing on a scouting trip to Canada. Joe enjoyed the water, and spent his youth skiing and boating on the newly constructed Sutton Lake. He attended Sutton High School, and later the new Braxton High School, where he excelled in football. He often fondly reminisced with friends about his high school years, pouring through the pages of his old yearbooks.
After graduating high school in 1971, Joe enrolled in Fairmont State, and was later employed. Many humorous and warm stories over the years came from his employment at Michael Baker, Oneida Coal Company, Kimberly Industries, Evergreen, and Braxton County Senior Center, where he was well-thought of and loved for his kindness and quiet sense of humor.
Joe married Patricia in 1982, and they built a life with their daughter Katie in Sutton. He was known for his pride in their home and property, adding special wood features to their home and growing a bountiful garden, creating tasty dishes from their harvest. The beautiful Sutton Lake was a special part of their lives, and they spent many long days boating and camping there. They loved traveling together, and visited many iconic sights, such as New York City, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and fishing with Katie in Homer Spit, Alaska.
Friendship was important to Joe, and he cherished his annual fishing trip to Williams River with his buddy, Bob Harris. Joe was artistic and often crafted amazing woodworking projects, such as tables, vases, cutting boards, and even fishing nets, giving them to his friends and family as gifts or for fundraisers.
Joe was caring and often volunteered his time at the United Christian Food Pantry in Gassaway, WV, and at the Cantina of Christ Church United Methodist, where he worshipped for many years. He also recently attended Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gassaway.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sutton Public Library 500 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601; Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church 206 Birch St. Gassaway, WV 26624; or Sutton Fire Department 403 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601.
Visitation will be held on June 24 at the Presbyterian Church of Gassaway, beginning at 11:00, and the funeral at 1:00 PM.
Dora Virginia Posey
Dora Virginia Posey, 72, of Phillipi, WV passed away on June 12, 2017 at Davis Medical Center in Elkins, WV after an extended illness. She was born on August 5, 1944 to the late John Henry Posey and Beulah L. (Holder) Posey.
Dora is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by sister-in-law Lynette Posey of Grant Town, WV and is survived by several nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was proceeded in death by brothers John Posey and James Lee Posey.
Dora was a hard worker and she enjoyed work. She worked at the Poky Dot Restaurant in Fairmont, WV, she also worked at Jacksons Mill in Jane Lew, WV, and worked at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. She enjoyed attending yard sales and searching for hidden treasures, and she was also a big fan of country music.
Family received friends on Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621. Graveside services were held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Olive Cemetery in Pintress, WV at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Rose Saunders officiating. Interment followed in the Olive Cemetery. Words of Comfort and fond memories may be shared at stockertpaletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV will be caring for Dora Virginia Posey and her family.
David Michael Perrine
David Michael Perrine, 22, of Flatwoods, WV, passed away, Friday June 9, 2017, on a hilltop on Bear Run Road, Sutton, WV. David was born January 16, 1995 to Larry and Sandra (Shaver) Perrine. David graduated from Braxton County High School in 2013. He worked for C&G Construction of Gassaway. David was a hard worker and would help anyone. He loved to work in the hayfield, and was remembered for making biscuits at Gassaway Gomart. He thought zip ties could fix anything.
He is survived by his parents Larry and Sandra (Shaver) Perrine; older brother, Wesley Perrine; grandparents Argil and Brenda Shaver of Flatwoods, and Carolyn Gibson of Little Birch.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Harry Perrine of Green Hill.
Funeral service were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Dennis Shaver officiating.
Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service at the funeral home, beginning at 11 a.m.
Interment service followed at Stout Cemetery, Flatwoods, WV.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Bernard “Leon” Stonestreet
Bernard “Leon” Stonestreet, of Melbourne, FL, passed away May 19, 2017.
He was born March 10, 1944 in Gassaway, WV to the late Bernard H. Stonestreet and Nettie Grace Lively Stonestreet.
He graduated from Gassaway High School with the class of 1962. After attending Glenville State College he moved to Florida in 1966 where he was self-employed in the furniture business until his death.
Leon is survived by his wife, Sandy of Melbourne, FL; brother, Larry Stonestreet of
Spencer; sister, Linda Stonestreet Jernigan of Spencer; nephew, Nathan Stonestreet; nieces, Anna Smith and Laura Pittman. He also leaves a host of life-long Braxton County friends.
A private graveside 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.