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Leota Karol Hatmaker
Leota Karol Hatmaker of Sutton passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Braxton Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and a compassionate angel - Sooner Knight.
Karol was born August 3, 1938, in Newville, to the late Junie and Judith Phillips Bright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, an infant brother, Denver Bright and Harold ‘Eugene’ Bright.
She was a graduate of Sutton High School and retired from GoMart as a deli clerk. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds, working jigsaw puzzles, cooking for her family, spending time with her friends and making Braxton County her home. Karol accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior on April 15th, 2017.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Sally (Bruce) Clark of Bunker Hill, Jeff (Lynn) Hatmaker of Sutton and Becky (Greg) Morris of Pinch, grandchildren, Melissa (Derek) Butts, Tristan and Benton Hatmaker, great-grandchildren, Reese Pennington and Colton Butts, sister, Sue Showalter of Newville along with several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Sis Craft, Connie Messenger and Norma Cutlip. Karol is also survived by her beloved granddog, Glory Morris.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Braxton Memorial Hospital and Braxton Health Care Center for the care they provided.
Funeral services were held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Rev Charles Thomas Bolen officiating. Friends called one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial followed the service at Newville Cemetery, Newville, WV.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The Hunter Lemon Memorial Scholarship Fund, 4526 Gauley Tpke., Heaters, WV 26627.

Jimmy “Jim” Darrell Lester
Jimmy “Jim” Darrell Lester, 77, of Sutton, WV passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, September 9, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Landisburg, WV on April 28, 1940 to the late Henry Houston Lester and Mary (Campbell) Lester. He was also preceded in death by his son, Greg Lester and brother, Ricky Dwayne Lester.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Evelyn Lester and daughter, Carolyn Smith, Rainelle, WV and brother, Dennis Houston Lester, Chicago, IL. Also surviving is granddaughter, Suvannah and grandson Bradley.
Mr. Lester served his Country in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1965. He was employed by Fleet Technical Support, Squadron 40 at Norfolk, VA. During his life time he was employed in about 20 different states as a crane operator. He loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and gardening.
Jim had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed entertaining those around him. He was very protective of his family and those he loved. One of his many hobbies was spending time on the lake on his pontoon boat.
Family received friends on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11 a.m. in the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with Chaplin Jen Suehs-Vassel, presiding. Interment followed funeral services in the Wallace and Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, WV with Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Navy Honor Guard. Words of Comfort and memories may be shared at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home family feels privileged to support and assist the Lester family in honoring their loved one.

Travis Levi Blake
Travis Levi Blake 26 of Exchange WV passed away on July 22, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a Bone Marrow Transplant. He was the son of Jerry and Thelma (Chub) Blake of Exchange and the brother of Justin Blake and wife Sarah of Morgantown, WV. He graduated from Braxton County High School in May 2010.
He was a enthusiastic volunteer for the Braxton County Middle School’s basketball and football team from his 5th grade school yr until this yr. Which would’ve been 15 yrs. Travis received an award for most hrs volunteering at the Middle School from Denver Drake.
Travis enjoyed staying home playing videos and keeping up with the technology on all electronics that came out. He also enjoyed his time blding mechanical lego with power functions. His favorite pass time was to hang out with his long time close friend Kim West and new found friend Tim Frame, wife Maresa and their two daughters Megan and Moriah. Travis also liked to visit family down the Rd from us.
In addition to his immediate family members, he will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his special friends mentioned above. A special thanks go out to all that came to Morgantown and visited or called, in the two months that we were there. And to my two sisters that spent nights up there with us. We appreciate all thoughts, prayers and even cards that were sent during and after.
There will be a celebration of his life on his birthday September 23, 2017. Family and friends are invited to come to the Heaters Community Blding between 1pm to ? to share stories about Travis and how he touched each and everyone’s heart. Some refreshments will be served. Bring your favorite covered dish and join in.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home family feels privileged to support and assist the Blake family in honoring their loved one.

Sarah Jessica Sligar
Sarah Jessica Sligar born on September 13, 2017 went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2017. She is survived by father and mother Kristoffer and Kristy Sligar. Also surviving Paternal Grandparents Robert and Deanne Kingsbury of Sutton, WV and Maternal Grandparents Robert and Lisa Humel of Titusville, PA. Also surviving brother, James Sligar; sister Taylor Sligar, and Becca Sligar.
Family received friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Living River Chapel, 111 Old Woman Run, Sutton, WV 26601 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 1017 at 1 p.m. the Living River Chapel with Pastor Aaron Sligar officiating. Interment will follow in the Braxton Memorial Cemetery.
Words of Comfort and memories may be shared at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home family feels privileged to support and assist the Sligar family in honoring their loved one.











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