Mary Leta Allen, 96, of Big Otter, WV became a Christmas Angel on December 26, 2021 at the home of her beloved granddaughter, Rebecca Lynne Brock. Mary was born and raised at Blue Sulphur in Greenbrier County. Her parents were Irvin and Vearie Milam Rhodes. Mary graduated from Smoot High School. While in nurse’s training, she met and married Paul Allen. She and Paul were married in 1946 until Paul passed in 2000. Mary received training at Charleston Beauty Academy. Mary was founder and owner of the Clay Beauty Shop for many years. She knew hard work and long hours. Mary was a member of the Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, caregiving, housekeeping, birdwatching, babysitting, and being a grandmother and a great-grandmother. A stronger person would be hard to find. Mary supported Clay County Schools and Clay 4-H activities.
Mary was the last to pass among all her and Paul’s brothers and sisters and spouses. Left to cherish Mary’s memory are her daughters, Paula Seal (Kenna) of Sutton, WV and Sharon Schlaegel (Lee) of Madison, WV; granddaughter, Rebecca Brock (Allen) of Scott Depot, WV and two great-granddaughters, Hailey McKenna and Amelia Shay, as well as several nieces and nephews. To Rebecca, Mary always said, “I love you. Always have. Always will!” Mary loved her kind, wonderful caregivers: Faith, Laura, Jackie, Sherry and Rose.
Graveside service were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Wallace Cemetery at the End of the Trail, Clintonville, Greenbrier County with the Rev. Rick Swearengin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to the Kanawha Hospice Care, WV 1606 Kanawha Blvd. Charleston, WV 25387.
Rebecca would like to thank her work family, especially Jeanna, for all the love and kindness during this difficult time. The family would like to thank Handley Funeral Home for their professionalism, kindness, and care with Mary.
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Michael “Mike” Lee Harper, 65 of Heaters, WV, passed away on December 24, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born February 5, 1956, the son of Charles Dale and Audra Belle Krafft-Harper. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, sister Alice Carol Harper, whom he loved dearly, brother Charles Davis Harper, good friend Nathan Potts, who was like a brother to him and a special niece, Ronda Riffle.
Mike worked over 40 years in the coal industry at Bituminous Services, Salt Lick Coal, Central Coal, Summersville Five Block, Catenary Coal and Brooks Run Mining. He loved animals, farming, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. Mike was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Mike is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie of Heaters, WV; daughter Dawn (Blaine) Cook and grandchildren; Chloe and Michael Cook of Lost Creek, WV; brother Ronnie (Helen) Harper of Heaters, WV; niece Michelle Barrett; great niece Ashley Teets (David) of Heaters, WV; and Barbara Claypool, who he thought of as an Aunt, of Falls Mill, WV. Mike is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In respect of his wishes, a private graveside service will be held.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Harper Family

George William Finney of Dunbar, born January 30, 1927, passed into the arms of Jesus on December 26, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House, just one month before his 95th birthday.
He retired from Local 80’s Insulators. George attended Rebecca Chapel Church where he sang in the choir until his health began to decline and he was no longer able to do this. Yet he still could burst into song, singing “I Wouldn’t Take Nothin For My Journey Now.” This was one of his favorite songs and he sang it frequently to his family and visitors.
George liked to travel. He and his faithful wife, Frances, visited all the states except Alaska and Louisiana before her death in 2011. They also were “Florida Snowbirds,” spending winters in Florida for 16 years where they made many friend from various states. This was easy because George never met a stranger.
About 5 years ago, his granddaughter Missy and her husband Scott, took him on an Alaska cruise. They also spent time in Seattle, Washington where he was stationed while in the Navy. He served on the USS Baltimore during his active duty.
George was an avid golfer, playing at least twice a week, usually at Big Ben golf course in Tornado. Approximately three times per week, he would play 18 holes and then come home and cut his grass. He also cut grass for about six neighbors when he had his health.
Along with his wife Frances, who died in 2011, he was preceded in death by his father, Dan; mother, Irene, who died when he was 18 months old; step-mother, Sallie; beloved grandson, Jason, whom he dearly loved; daughter-in-law, Robin Finney, who recently died in early December; and his brother Clyde.
George is survived by his daughter, Jean Boggess (Ronald); sons, Danny and Michael Finney (Susie); grandchildren, Beth Jenkins (Jeff), Missy Price (Scott), Aaron Finney (Melissa), Nathan Finney (Jamie), and Jamie Finney ; great-grandchildren, Taylor Miller (Katie), Brianna Miller, Madison Finney, Grace and Cole Finney, and Jordyn and Parker Finney; great-great-grandson, Jack Miller; sister-in-law, Joyce Ford; and nephews, David Finney, Gary Ford, and Ronnie Ford.
A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 31, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with Rev. Aaron Finney and Rev. Ronnie Nida officiating. Friends visited two hours prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Burial took place at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 3, in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. A procession lined up at Keller Funeral Home beginning at 10:30 a.m., leaving at 10:45 a.m. for the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.
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Rena Muriel Posey, 76, of Orlando passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, at United Hospital Center following a brief illness.
Rena was born in Braxton County on August 23, 1945, a daughter of the late Earse Skinner and Clara McCauley. In addition to her parents, Rena was preceded in death by six siblings: Francis Skinner, Virginia Bartlett, Faye Skinner, Irving Skinner, Ray Skinner, and Jimmie Skinner.
She married Richard Posey on June 5, 1965. He will miss her dearly.
Surviving her are two children Connie Johnson of Bridgeport and Rick Posey and wife, Sherri, of Weston; one grandson, Zackary Nicholson; two sisters: Veda Cantrell of Jane Lew and Reba Gae Luzader of Kent, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
Rena was a Label Inspector for Alkahn Label Factory for 31 years and later worked in the Laundry Room at Best Western for 10 years. She was a member of the Little Kanawha Independent Church for over 56 years. Rena enjoyed bird watching, gardening, and canning. Above all else, she loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandson, Zack.
Family and friends gathered for Visitation at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at the Little Kanawha Independent Church located at 1259 Burnsville Rd, Burnsville with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens in Heaters. A dinner will be held at the church following the service, all are welcome to attend.
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Gale Malcolm Ross, 68 of Webster Springs passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown just hours before his 69th birthday.
He was born December 25, 1952 in Akron, OH, the son of the late Kenneth Elmer and Clare Christine (Nichols) Ross and was a part of the Muskogee Creek Nation.
Malcolm was a Drama and Mathematics teacher for the Nicholas County Board of Education, he taught at Richwood High School. He enjoyed acting in community theatre productions, woodcarving, and excelled at knitting. Malcolm had accomplished many things intellectually; but also physically, having been an Olympic Contender in Judo.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Mary (Bell) Ross; son, Jason Bookheimer; siblings: Merrie (David) Schwartz of Pensacola, FL, Kathy (Brian) Armstead of Milton, and Mike (Judy) Ross of OH; special niece, Paula Ross of Fairmont; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
In keeping with his wishes, no public services will take place.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ross family.

Zeta Jean Mohr (nee Beall), 85, of Wellington, loving wife, mother, sister, mamaw, great-grandma and friend, went home to be with her Lord and Savior the morning of December 29, 2021, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
She was born January 7, 1936 in Orton, West Virginia and was a resident of Wellington for the past 21 years. She was an employee of LaGrange Electrical Assemblies for over 30 years. Mrs. Mohr, a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, was a devoted member of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Spencer and a charter member of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Grafton. She was an avid traveler and visited 49 of the United States with the exception of Alaska. She also loved music, crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her beloved family.
Zeta will be remembered and deeply missed by; her three children, Carlton Mohr (Cyndi) of Spencer, Debbie Burns (Jason) and Liz Dean (David), both of Wellington; six grandchildren, Chelsea Ralston (Steven) of LaGrange, Corey Dean (Rachel) of Wellington, Jared and Noah Burns, both of Wellington, Joshua Glemza (Renee) of North Olmsted and Sadie Abate (Travis) of Wakeman; four great-grandsons, Ryan, Jaxon, Myles and Felix; one sister, Evonne Mohr (Vonnie) of Normantown, West Virgina; and two brothers, David Beall of LaGrange and Doyle Beall Jr. (Barb) of Cox’s Mills, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by; her loving husband of 58 years, Glen Mohr in 2013; her parents, Doyle and Louise (nee Whitesel) Beall; two brothers, Jackie and Wendel Beall; a sister-in-law, Ruthie Beall; and a brother-in-law, Ring Mohr.
Funeral Service was 1 P.M. Saturday January 1, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, West Virginia with Pastor Dave Turner officiating. Burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Normantown, West Virginia.
Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Mount Carmel Cemetery Fund.
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Viola “Mae” Johnston Nicholson, 91, passed away on December 29, 2021 at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crystal Springs, Elkins, WV. Mae was born on May 6, 1930 to the late Charles Alton Carson and Jessie Mae Cosner Carson.
She is preceded in death by husband George M. Johnston whom she was married to for 49 years; husband Thurman “TK” Nicholson, brothers; Donnie Carl Carson and James Russell Carson, sisters; Mary Heater and Carol Robinson, and grandson; Kelly Wayne Yeager.
Mae was a Christian by faith and previously attended Little Kanawha Independent Church, Stouts Chapel and Orlando Baptist Church. She was a member of the Gem Homemakers Club. She enjoyed gardening, canning, making apple butter, cooking for her family and feeding the hummingbirds.
Mae is survived by sons; Kenneth (Crystal) Johnston, Aurora, WV, David ‘Mark” Johnston, Beverly, WV, daughters; Donna Jean Lilly (Mont), Chapmanville, WV, Shirley Ann Yeager (Lee), Sand Fork, WV, Brenda K. Bleigh (James Arley), Sand Fork, WV, Karen Sue Addy, Anita Lynn Gibson, Elkins, WV and Janet Marie Nicholson (Kennith), Elkview, WV, brothers; Charles Ray Carson, Burnsville, WV, Glenn Lee Carson (Linda), Tioga, WV, John Sherman Carson (companion Kate), Buckhannon, WV, Ralph Alton Carson (Ruth), Burnsville, WV, sisters; Freeda Gay Perrine, Burnsville, WV, and Joyce Kay Moore, Cheshire, OH. She was blessed with 18 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
The family of Viola “Mae” Johnston Nicholson would like to thank Colonial Place Assisted Living and Autumn Lake Healthcare for the compassionate care provided to their mother.
Visitation washeld on Monday, January 3, 2022 from 11:00-1:00 with the service following at 1:00 pm at Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation, Flatwoods, WV. Pastor Ronzel Roberts was officiating the service. Burial followed at the Canfield Cemetery, near Sand Fork, WV.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the family of Viola “Mae” Johnston Nicholson.

Beatrice Grace Blake, 86, of Sutton, WV passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Daughter of the late Edgar Hugh James and Lydia Ethel Given James, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur L. Blake and infant son, Steven James Blake.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Jane James (Lowell), son, Wilbur Blake (Susan) all of Sutton, WV; grandchildren, Aaron James (Jenna) of Frametown, WV, Adrienne Rauccio (Frank) of Southport, NC, Angela Goss (Eric) of Lancaster, PA, Andrew Blake (Shannon) of Coventry, RI, Matthew Blake (Jeannine) of Sterling Connecticut, Joseph Fell of Warwick, RI, and Allyson Stocker (Nathan) of Buckhannon, WV; great-grandchildren, Austin James, Tyler Hoagland, Emmaleigh James, Brenley Hoagland, Charlie Rollyson, Roman Rauccio, Adriana Goss, Jocelyn Goss; and great-great granddaughter, Sophie James. She is also survived by brother, Don James and his wife, Shirley, of Maylene, Alabama, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins, all very dear to her heart.
She was a member of Hope Baptist Church of Frametown, WV, and exemplified the love of Christ through lifetime demonstrations of generosity, sacrifice and kindness toward others. She loved her family with all her heart, and found the greatest joy in the company of children. Her lifelong profession had been bookkeeping and she served each employer with diligence and integrity, earning their respect and gratitude. An avid reader and gardener, she found great delight in a good mystery, and reveled in the beauty of the first spring flowers. A precious soul in every way – she was deeply loved by her family and friends. She knew that in Christ, good-byes are not permanent, and a reunion awaits those whose hope is in the Lord.
In keeping with Beatrice’s wishes she will be cremated.
Memorial Service will be 11 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Hope Baptist Church, Frametown with Reverend Rich Demastus officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.
Inurnment will be by her late husband in Middle Run Cemetery, Frametown.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Braxton County Animal Shelter, 10 Animal Shelter Lane, Sutton, WV 26601.
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Beth Ann Jordan, 36, of Ireland, passed away after a tragic accident on Monday, December 27, 2021.
She was born in Weston on March 9, 1985, a daughter of Thomas Sims II and the late Bonita Law Bennett. Greeting Beth at Heaven’s Gate, along with her mother, are her sister-in-law, Brenda Harris; and brother, Thomas Sims III.
On September 23, 2011, Beth married the love of her life, James Thomas Jordan. The two of them shared the ups and downs of marriage and raising their sons, and he will miss her dearly.
Forever cherishing their memories of Beth’s giving nature along with her husband and father, are three sons: Adam Jordan, Caleb Jordan, and Grant Jordan; three siblings: April Sims of Orlando, Amanda Sims and Josh Sims both of Weston; one sister-in-law, Darlene Wyne and husband, John, of Ireland; one brother-in-law, Daniel Jordan of Ireland; mother and father-in-law: Harmand and Darlene Jordan of Ireland; her husky, Simba; and several nieces and nephews.
Beth graduated from Lewis County High School in the class of 2003. She was a homemaker and loving mother. Beth was formerly a manager at the Flatwoods McDonalds for over 10 years. She was a Christian by faith and loved to spend time outdoors: kayaking, camping, fishing, sightseeing, and admiring waterfalls.
Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Clutter Funeral Home – Alkire Chapel located at 190 Wildcat Road in Ireland from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2021. Funeral Services will begin at 2 p.m. in the Alkire Chapel with Pastor David Gillum officiating. Interment will follow at the Jordan Family Cemetery in Ireland.
We, at Clutter Funeral Home – Alkire Chapel, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Beth Ann Jordan. Online condolences may be expressed at

Walkeria Joy Hudkins, 51, of Wilsie, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 27, 1970 in Charleston, WV.
Walkeria was a homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening and thrift shopping. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter.
She will be remembered and deeply missed by her husband of 22 years, Tim Hudkins; son, Dusty Hudkins; parents, Noble and Anita Exline Rollyson of Wilsie; brother, Timothy Rollyson and wife, Savannah, of Gassaway; and several nieces and nephews.
Walkeria’s funeral service will be 11 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV with Pastor Eric Veltre and Pastor Ed Rollyson officiating. Burial will follow at the Rollyson Cemetery, Wilsie.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, January 7th at the funeral home.
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Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.