Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries, The Braxton Democrat


John C. Squires, 81, of Gassaway passed away at home on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 surrounded by his family.
He was born March 26, 1940 in Gassaway to the late Frank and Vera Mattie Brown Squires.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, William “Bill” Squires, Sr. and Fred Squires; and sister, Margaret Friend.
John had a strong work ethic as he held several jobs in his lifetime. He was employed for Minnich’s Florist in Gassaway for 30 years. He also worked at Lloyds Saw Mill as a saw filer for 18 years. He was a 2nd generation member of the Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department for 70 + years where he served in multiple offices. In his younger years, he would often go on fire calls with his father. He was an avid outdoorsman. If you walked by his house it was easy to notice that his yard and landscaping were immaculate. He helped his neighbors often lending a tool or lending his ear. Most importantly he was a family man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 60 years, Barbara Mayes Squires; two daughters, Teresa “Tish” Johnson and husband, Jeff, and Sharon Squires; grandchildren, Maddie Conley and husband, Barry, and Clayton Johnson and wife, Breanna; great grandchildren, Levici, Andersen, and Maris Conley and Cooper Johnson; and sister, Norma Jo Fleisher of Ohio.
John’s funeral service was 1 P.M. Friday, March 11, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Mark Stump officiating.
Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
In keeping with John’s wishes he will be cremated after his services.
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Alan Weese
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, our rebel Angel, Alan Weese, gained his wings. With a grin from ear to ear, Alan took his last mortal breath after a long battle with cancer and ascended to the Heavenly Kingdom. There he was met by his parents, Dennis Randall and Ella Louise McIntyre Weese.
Alan was born November 28, 1965 in Gassaway, WV.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hope Weese; adopted daughters, Katy and Alicia (Mark); grandchildren, Maria, Randall, Michael, Chasity, Harmony and Alison; siblings, Dennis “PeeWee” (Cherri) Weese, DeeDee (Shane) Dean, Patty (John) Piasecki, Leslie (Kim) Weese; adopted siblings, Rodney, Doug, Jeff, Brad, Donald, Carolyn, and Dale; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.
Alan had the biggest heart and spent most of his adulthood volunteering his handyman service to anyone who needed a helping hand. 10 years ago he showed up at the door of Encore in Gassaway and was a vital part of the daily operations ever since.
Following the generous nature of Alan, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local Food Pantry or Hospice.
Funeral service was 2 P.M. Sunday, March 13, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor David Gunter officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Chapel.
Visitation was 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday, March 12th at the funeral home.
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Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Norman Lee Hart, 71, of Frametown, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022.
He was born May 11, 1950 in Braxton County to the late Edward Byrne Hart and Helen Louise Carr Hart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James E. Hart; and sister-in-law, Linda K. Engel Hart.
Norman was a member of the West Virginia National Guard. He attended Sugar Creek Baptist Church. After earning a four-year degree in education from Glenville State College, he began a long career that became his life’s work. Norman taught at Logan Middle School in Logan County for 30 years, where he also coached the girls’ basketball team. He was also an assistant coach for the Logan High School baseball team. Most recently, he was a substitute teacher for Braxton County Board of Education. Norman deeply loved and cared for his family and other people in his life. He enjoyed talking to and helping people, especially his students. Sports of all kinds, were his pastime, but he particularly enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf with friends and family.
Left to remember him are his nephew, Rick Hart, of Chapel; niece, Becki Chaffins and husband, Jeff, of Huntington; great nephew, Ryan Hart and fianceé, Sarah Phipps; great nieces, Kristen Camp and husband, Jason, and Abby Chaffins; and one great grandniece, Hannah Camp.
Norman’s funeral service will be 11A.M. Monday, March 14, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Rick Hart and Pastor Joe Brown officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hall & Hart Memorial Cemetery, Clem.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 P.M. Sunday, March 13, 2022 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Norman L. Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 40, Gassaway, WV 26624.
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Lester C. “Charlie Bill” Singleton, 94, of Burnsville, WV passed away on March 5, 2022. He was born on May 1, 1927 to parents Samuel and Dolly Ratliff Singleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Son: Jerry Singleton; Brother: Melvin Singleton; and Companion: Alma Rush and her Sons: Barry and Jerry Rush.
Lester served in the ARMY during the Korean war and was a Christian by faith. He retired from General Motors with 30+ years’ service. Lester enjoyed gardening, fishing, small game hunting and going to flea markets.
He is survived by his Son: Ricky Singleton of West Milford, WV; Brother: Marvin Singleton of Burnsville, WV; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; Extended Family: Connie Kniceley of Buckhannon, WV and Peggy Woodruff of Florida and nieces and nephews.
Service were held on Friday, March, 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation, Flatwoods, WV. Friends may call from 11:00-1:00 prior to the service. Pastor Dennis Estes officiated the service. Interment followed at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, WV.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Singleton family.
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Shirley Jean Rose, 84, of Sutton, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Braxton Health & Rehabilitation Center, Airport Rd. Sutton.
She was born September 7, 1937 in Charleston, WV to the late Henry & Virgie Dye Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hazel Rose.
Shirley was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. Her favorite colors were Pink and Red. She enjoyed music and dancing. She was a loving woman and had a cute little giggle according to the nursing home staff.
She is survived by her son, Arthur Rose; daughters, Tammy Bosley Marshall, Pam Facemire; step daughter, Jaunita Rose Long.
Funeral services were held 11:00 am, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial followed at Jackson Cemetery, Little Birch. Friends called one hour before the service.
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Rhonda Hope (Smith) Goad, 69, of Sutton, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Glenville Center, Glenville, WV.She was born January 16, 1953 in Ravenna, OH to Oras Harold & Gladys Pricillia Wamsley Smith.
Rhonda is preceded in death by her husband, Paul David Goad; brother, Oras Harold “Butch” Smith, Jr.
Rhonda was a faithful follower of Jesus. She talked about God to whomever she met and was a light to all who met her. She was a generous giver, to a fault and invested in many different ministries. She was an avid prayer warrior and prayed daily for family and friends. Especially her boys whom she loved dearly. When Rhonda said she was praying for you, it was not cliché, she actually was. She faithfully attended her church, Gassaway Midstate Church of God and was part of their prayer team, women’s ministry and enjoyed traveling with her church family to revival meetings. For several years Rhonda enjoyed being part of a stringed instruments group, Strum-Along, who played for nursing homes and other community service venues.
Left to cherish her memories are her sons, David James Goad and Donnie Chad Goad (LaVaughna) all of Sutton; brothers, Charlie Smith (Donna) of Ohio, Paul (Shawna) Chilcoat of North Dakota; sisters, Sandy Adams (Wayne) of Michigan, Debi Estes (Jim) of Oregon, Wilma Lormis (Chuck) of Illinois; grandchildren, Cory Morrison, Kayla Morrison fiancé’ Derek Rose, Courtney Goad, Issac Goad; great grandchildren, Katurah Hanshaw, Azariah Rose, Shechaniah Rose, Lakyen Rose.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm, Monday, March 14, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Pastor Rodney England and Rev. Wilma Lormis officiating. Burial followed at Bug Ridge Community Cemetery, Bug Ridge Rd. Sutton, WV. Friends called one hour before the funeral at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Goad family.
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