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William H.G. “Bill” Hunt
William H.G. “Bill” Hunt, 68, succumbed to cancer on August 20, 2015 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He was born June 18, 1947 in Washington, DC and lived most of his youth in West Hartford, CT. In 1963 he ventured to Leesburg, VA to meet his “country cousins”. That is also where he met his wife Mary Ann whom he married November 28, 1970.
In 1973 the couple relocated to Gassaway, WV where Hunt’s employer was constructing a new industrial plant. Bill and Mary Ann loved the area and decided to stay, leading to the birth of Hunt Real Estate which prospered for many years.
The Hunts returned to Leesburg in 1987 where Bill went back to school earning a GRI in residential real estate and a CCIM degree for commercial sales. His company, Dulles Commercial Real Estate, was an area leader. In 2008 the Hunts sold the company and returned to their beloved West Virginia.
Retirement was not in Bill’s blood: he purchased Sutton Lake Marina which he completely rebuilt and modernized. It became the county’s leading recreational facility. Bill’s energy produced major growth and expansion until Bill sold the facility in 2014. Not content to put his feet up, he purchased the old Braxton Motor Building in downtown Sutton. After extensive remodeling he opened the doors of Ride-On Motorcycle Adventures in July of this year.
Bill loved boating, riding motorcycles and had a passion for restoring old wooden boats. Bill was active in his community and supported a number of charitable organizations and events.
Left to cherish Bill’s memory is his loving wife of 45 years Mary Ann; sons William Hunt, Jr. of Colonial Highway Hamilton, VA; Thomas and wife Erin of Leesburg, VA, one granddaughter Audrey and a host of friends “and I do mean friends.”
The Hunt family invites friends to join them in a celebration of Bill’s life at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Bill’s name to the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department, 403 Main Street, Sutton, WV 26601.

Franklin D. Stout
Franklin D. Stout, 82, of Frametown, passed away August 21, 2015 at Glenville Center.
He was born November 17, 1932 in Braxton County a son of the late Cochie R. and Matilda “Tillie” Brady Stout.
He was a farmer and an Army Veteran. He enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by sisters, Pearlie Morando Shannon and Rena Priddy; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles D. Stout and Frederick J. Stout; sisters, Bea Woods, Emogene Juchniewicz, and Mary F. Ripa.
Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with the Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating. Burial will be in the Stout Cemetery, Frametown.
Visitation will be two hours prior to service.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Reverend Elizabeth Barbara Yonteck
Reverend Elizabeth Barbara Yonteck didn’t like her first name, so she always went by Barbara. The younger members of her family called her Aunt Bobi.
She was born to Fred and Mary Yonteck and raised in Hialeah, Florida along with her younger brother, Fred. She did her undergraduate work in home economics at the University of Miami and received a doctorate in divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia.
She dedicated her life to the Presbyterian Church as a teacher, missionary and minister.
She taught home economics and did missionary work for several years at diverse places including South Dade High School in Florida, Saipan Intermediate School in the Mariana Islands, and Kinjo University in Japan.
She spent several years as minister of the Pineville and Kopperston churches in West Virginia, then returned to Florida where she did home communion and worked as a guest preacher at different churches in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas.
The last years of her professional life were spent doing home communion for Northwood Presbyterian Church in Clearwater and serving as a chaplain for Community Hospital in New Port Richey.
She was especially interested in small churches, women in the church, and helping to charter new churches.
In this last, she was no doubt inspired by her mother who helped start three new churches during her lifetime. She also had several opportunities over the last twenty years of her life to meet and interpret for Japanese visitors and immigrants to America.
She spent many years helping take care of her mother and tried her best to teach her younger family about Hungarian culture and language.
She was also the first person in her family to use a computer. She passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor, Florida, after failing to recover from gallstone surgery. She lives on in her brother’s children, Todd Yonteck and Melissa Yonteck.

Freda May McCullough
Freda May McCullough, 66 of Chester, went to be with the Lord Surrounded by her loving family on Saturday morning, August 15, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born January 18, 1949 in Braxton County WV, a daughter of the late John W. and Virginia Cutlip Miller.
In addition to her parents Freda was preceded in death by her brothers; Cecil, Earl, Vernon, Clarence, Tom and Herbert Miller; sisters Donna, Thelma, Pauline and Madeline Miller, Juanita Foster and Alma Moats.
Growing up in central West Virginia, Freda attended Braxton County Schools.
Surviving at home is her loving husband of 47 years, Al McCullough.
Additional survivors include her son Samuel McCollough of Chester, daughter Kelly (Scott) Gittings of New Manchester; grandchildren Jarrett, Jacob, and Ava Gittings of New Manchester; brothers Gary Miller (Retha) of Exchange, WV, George Miller of Charleston, WV, and Randy Miller of Exchange, WV, sisters Shirley (John) Snyder of Fairmont, WV, Kay Moor of Weirton, WV, Sharon (Mike) Burkett of North Carolina and Sue Jaynes of West Virginia. Additional survivors include Betty Pipes, Robert Dean, May Summers, Susie Lude, Roger Hamilton, Gene Brown, Sonny Morrison and countless nieces, nephews and several exchange students from around the world.
Freda worked many jobs over the years but mostly enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of others.
She cared for her handicapped son Sam, up until her passing and over the years cared for her parents and mother and father-in-law until their passing. In addition to caring for others, Freda loved to spend time working in her vegetable and flower gardens.
She started the organization called Parents and Friends of Handicapped Children. Her and Al hosted many exchange students over the years.
Her sense of humor and feistiness brightened everyone’s life. She will be sadly missed by everyone’s lives she touched.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 17, from 5-8pm at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Services will be held Tuesday, August 18, at 10am at the Arner Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Hancock County Opportunity Center, 501 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062.
The Arner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel RaEllen Brinkerhoff
Rachel RaEllen Brinkerhoff, 74, of Burnsville, WV, left this earthly home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 16, 2015. She is the daughter of the late Clifford Lee Bush and Leota Grace (Dennison) Bush. She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Douglas Carson; sister, Linda Singleton and brother, Larry Bush.
Mrs. Brinkerhoff is survived by her husband, David Michael Brinkerhoff.
She is also survived by three daughters, Carolyn Cawthon (Mike) of Frametown, WV, Connie Metz (Brent) of Raleigh, NC, Cherie Baker, of Flatwoods, WV; three step children, Troy Brinkerhoff (Tonya) of Wooster, OH, Tricia Norman, of Creston, OH, Trent Brinkerhoff (Michelle) of Hurricane, WV; grandchildren, Travis Chapman, Ross Cawthon, Linzy Chapman (Michael Gibson), Josh Metz (Amory), Courtney Metz, Stephanie Baker (Matt Pingley) and Sierra Baker; one great- grandchild, Jade Chapman. She is also survived by step-grandchildren, Cody, Caelyn and Rielyn Brinkerhoff, Kristopher Sheedy, Garrett and Maxwell Norman and Corey and Jacob Brinkerhoff. Also surviving are sisters, Eileen Stewart (Frank), Susie Flint, Karen Thomas (Dorsey), Donna Nay (Al), Debbie Ware (Bill), Marty Stewart (Brett).
She was a member of the Burnsville United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV, 26621, from 6-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Burnsville United Methodist Church in Burnsville, WV at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Burrough officiating. Interment will follow services in the K & P Cemetery in Burnsville. Words of comfort and memories may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods is honored to be serving the Brinkerhoff Family.

Sonja Kay Carson
Sonja Kay Carson, 62, of Charleston, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was an employee of Kanawha County Metro 911 Emergency Operations. Kay was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Kit Carson, and her longtime partner, Joey King.
Surviving are her son, Anthony Carson of Charleston; daughters, Kelli Ballenger of Danese and Terri Dodd of Morgantown; mother, Elizabeth Carson of Burnsville; brother, John Carson of Heaters; sisters, Pat Drake of Burnsville, Loretta Dailey of Sutton and Debbie Cutwright of Buckhannon; and seven loving grandchildren.
Service will be 8 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Chaplain Michael Byble officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the mortuary.

Walter F. Knight
Walter F. Knight, 90, of Kingsville, OH, passed away Friday morning, August 21, 2015 at Geauga Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1925 in Sutton, West Virginia, and was the son of John and Cora (Gibson) Knight.
Walter was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII. He was a coal miner for 10 years before moving to the area, where he worked as an equipment operator for Union Carbide. He attended the Conneaut First Assembly of God, and was a member of the Widen Baptist Church in Sutton, W.V. He enjoyed listening to gospel music. Walter was a family man and always cared for his family.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Georgia (Ellis) Knight; his daughters Fran “Jeanie” Cottrell of Heaters, W.V., and Phyllis “Rags” Church of Fay, N.C.; grandsons Troy (Carol) Church of Fay, N.C., Russ Church of N.C., and Ray Diehl of W.V.; granddaughters Pam Anderson-Smith (Morris) of GA, and Rhonda (Troy) Keith of Northeast, PA; Georgianne Diehl of N.J., and Monica “Maggie” Church of N.C.; and 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings Della (John) Westfall of Sutton, W.V., Dena (Barb) Knight of Ashtabula, OH, Charles (Marcella) Knight of OK, Eugene Knight of Ashtabula, OH, Lenoral (Letha) Knight of Richwood, W.V., Bernard (Judy) Knight of Austinburg, OH, Beulah Sawyer of Sutton, W.V., Linda (Paul) Cogar of Sutton, W.V., his brother-in-law Mack (Trish) Ellis of Conneaut, OH; and numerous nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Roy Knight, and Denver Knight; his sister Velma Knight; his grandsons Jamie Church and Chris Church; and two son-in-laws John Church and Newt Cottrell.
Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the First Assembly of God Church, 389 West Main Rd., Conneaut, with Rev. George Fink officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, OH, with military honors provided by the American Legion Cowle Post #151.
Friends may call at the church from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God. Envelopes will be available at the Church and also at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, which has been entrusted with arrangements.

Joseph Kenton Wine
Joseph Kenton Wine, 90, of Chapman’s Run Road Orlando passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at home with his family following an extended illness.
He was born in Braxton County on December 10, 1924: son of the late Jesse Wine and Goldie (Posey) Wine. On October 17, 1947, he married Ava Wanda (Craig) Wine, who preceded him in death on September 1, 2006.
Mr. Wine is survived by eight children: Mahala Dean, Terry Wine and wife Janet and Alexander Wine all of Orlando, Delmas Wine and wife Connie of Myrtle Beach, SC, Vincent Wine and wife Janell of Orlando, Bill Wine of Jane Lew, Roberta Householder of Georgetown, OH and Lisa Tomey and husband Patrick of Weston, 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by four brothers: Leonard, Franklin and Loy Wine all of Newport, TN and Lanta Wine of Seattle, WA, three sisters: Leona of Newport, TN and Vada and Bonnie both of Cambridge, OH and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife Wanda, Joseph was preceded in death by one son: Jack Gum and three sisters: Hilda, Pauline and Wilma.
Mr. Wine was a farmer. During his life time, he was employed in many jobs including West Virginia Department of Highways as a Courtesy driver, Power company as a lineman, and long haul truck driver.
He was a member of the Haleville Union Mission Church of Weston. Mr. Wine was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre.
Joseph’s greatest joy was his church and family and will be missed by both.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mike Riffle and Pastor William JB Gum officiating.
Interment will follow services in the Wine-Cunningham Cemetery of Orlando, WV.
Online condolences and life stories in memory of Joseph may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and blessed to be serving the family of Joseph Benton Wine.

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