Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries, The Braxton Democrat


Minnie Jean Hefner Nottingham, 82, of Strange Creek, WV went to her new Heavenly home on March 17, 2022 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital after suffering a massive stroke.
She was born May 7, 1939 in Gassaway, WV to the late James Raymond and Margaret Jean Cogar Hefner.
Minnie was a Christian by faith. She was a homemaker in every sense of the word, and was passionate about quilting, canning her own food, baking pies, surrounding her home with beautiful flowers, and most of all, she loved taking care of her family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by all her siblings, brothers, Harold, Earl Gale, and Michael Hefner; sisters, Louise Coyle, Pearl Lathem, Arlene Harrison, Maxine Nottingham, Dorothy Cogar, and Patsy Miller.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Brantie Nottingham; three children, Diana Frame and husband, Teddy, Clinton Nottingham and wife, Jeannie, and Vickie Nottingham all of Strange Creek; five grandchildren; Eric Frame and wife, Michelle of Clay, Casie Boggs and husband, Scott, of Wallback, Terra Nottingham of Strange Creek, Adam Nottingham of Strange Creek, and Tonya Smith and husband, Robert, of Strange Creek; six great-grandchildren; Gracie Boggs, Jaidyn Boggs, Bryson Smith, Tali Burdette, Cole Frame, and Harley Smith. Also surviving are many nieces & nephews.
Funeral service was 12 Noon, Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Freddie Schoolcraft officiating.
Interment was in the Nottingham Mountain Cemetery, Strange Creek.
Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Randall Sherman Malcomb, 64, of Burnsville, WV, passed away on March 15, 2022. He was born on January 24, 1958 in Elkins, WV to parents Sherman Arthur Malcomb and Carol Burroughs Prince.
He was preceded in death by his father and Brother: James Rodney.
Randall was employed for the City of Glenville in the water department. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and had a servant’s heart. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Randall is survived by his Companion: Diane Malcomb; Mother: Carol Burroughs Prince; Brothers: Arthur Malcomb, Mike Malcomb, and Lloyd King; Sister Rosemary Yeager; Daughters: Deidre Blake, Dena Williamson, and Danielle Bailey; Sons: Randall Graham and Jason Graham; Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
The family is abiding by Randall’s wishes to be cremated. No services will be held at this time.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Malcomb family.

James Earney Rollyson, 93, of Frametown, WV, went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2022 surrounded by family. He was born to loving parents, James Branty and Dortha Rollyson, on January 29, 1929 in Gassaway, WV.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 ½ years, Frances Hall Rollyson; daughters, Shirlene Sattler of Craigsville, WV, Darlene (Don) Davis of Frametown, WV, Karlene Hughes of Frametown, WV; and son, James “Jamie” (Margaret) Rollyson II of Wilsie, WV; sisters, Rose Wilson of Wayne, WV, Sue Moore of Orma, WV, Bonnie (Larry) Jones of Frametown, WV; and Mary Jane Carr of Wilsie, WV; sister-in-law, Kay Greathouse of Millstone, WV.
Loving grandchildren, Lisa Frame, James “JR” (Stephanie) Rollyson III, Jolene (fiancé, Armon) Rollyson, Emily Davis, Brianna (Ryan) Myers, Vicki Shuman, Megan Shuman, and Angie Hughes.
Great grandchildren, Amelia (Scott) Menarcheck, Luke Frame, Jackson Rollyson, Nathan Rollyson, and Brinley Myers; and great great grandsons, Clark Menarcheck and Colter Shaver; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and many loyal telephone companions.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Kester and Vesta Hall; siblings, Clarence Rollyson, Morrison Rollyson, Donald “Buck” Rollyson and Joann Ritchie; sons-in-law, Harry Hughes and Roger Sattler.
He was retired from oil and gas as a driller. He loved to farm, garden, raise cattle, drive the tractor, talk about old Fords, and talk on the telephone to see “what’s the latest?” He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
Visitation was 10 to 11:30 A.M. Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Graveside service was 12:30 P.M. at the Hughes-Rollyson Cemetery, Upper Sleith Road, Frametown with Pastor Rick Price and Chaplain Lynn Keener officiating.
The family would like to extend gratitude to the caring nurses that always made him smile and other staff of WV Caring Hospice that have become a part of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to WV Caring, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.
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Glen Edward Herron, 54, of Sutton passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pennsylvania.
He was born June 7, 1967 in Easley, South Carolina to Nancy McAlister Herron and the late Ervin Dillard Herron, Jr.
Glen held a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was a former police officer and honorably served his country in the United States Air Force as Military Police for 13 years. His law enforcement service included various agencies in South Carolina beginning with the North Police Department, Orangeburg Public Safety, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, and the Gaston Police Department.
Glen loved visiting West Virginia and fell in love with the immense beauty of the state and decided to make West Virginia his permanent home. He started his career in West Virginia as a State Investigator for the Department of Highways (DOH). With his driven work ethic he advanced and held the position of the District Seven Assistant Maintenance Engineer.
Glen was always setting a great example of hard work and dedication, and always putting God first. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His favorite pastime was fishing, boating and riding the trails. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Dawn Darlene “Dee Dee” Anilao-Herron; children, Christopher “Brett” Anilao (Brittany) of Lexington, SC, Carly Ann Herron of Richmond, VA, Shelby Rae Herron of Richmond, VA, Nicholas “Blake” Herron of Sutton and Chandler James “CJ” Herron of Sutton; seven grandchildren; mother, Nancy McAlister Herron; brother, James “Michael” Herron (Odile) of Elloree, SC; and sister, Freda Herron Trupiano also of Elloree, SC; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway at 3pm with Pastor Luke Malensek officiating.
Visitation was three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment with Military Rites was in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.
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Richard Leon Payne, 69 of Webster Springs passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He was born February 11, 1953 in Braxton County to the late Walter and Opal Johns Payne and was a logger by trade.
He enjoyed sitting in the yard watching and counting the planes, watching NCIS and CSI on television, and playing with his grandbabies.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Patty on January 31, 2004; brother Jesse Payne; and niece Krista Knight.
He is survived by his daughter Tracey Bolling of Diana; grandchildren Keeley Bolling and Nathias Barbe; sister Margaret (Dolan) Knight; brothers Carl Payne (significant other Jalene Williams) and Romie (Patricia) Payne; nieces Rebecca Payne (companion Brad Dilley), Janie Payne, and Shelley Walters; nephew Larry Knight; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Memorial Services to celebrate Richard’s life will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Payne family.

Patrick Allen Thayer, 32 of Flatwoods passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. He was born July 30, 1989 in Annapolis, MD the son of the late Leslie Patrick and Bonnie Lee Ledman Thayer.
Patrick was working for Meadows Stone and Paving in Gassaway as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, boating and working on cars.
Patrick is survived by his two sons, Tanner Tripp Thayer and Mason Alexander Thayer; two aunts, Shirley Ann Ledman Liberti, Sutton and Linda Michelle Thayer Williams; several cousins.
In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.
Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory is handling the Cremation and honored to serve the Thayer family. Online condolences can be made on

Judith Ann (Mayfield) Davis died on March 19, 2022. She was born on the Ides of March (15th) in 1942 the daughter of Fred and Rosenell (Hutson) Mayfield of Wolf Summit. Her parents and an infant brother, Fredric Melvin preceded her in death.
She graduated from Bristol High School, Fairmont State College and West Virginia University. She is survived by her children, Kendra Huggins (Willard Shaver) of Coalton, WV; Kristen Andrews (Jeff Andrews) The Rock, GA; and Steven Huggins, Houston TX and her husband Larry Johnson, Coalton, WV. Also surviving are six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Judy taught at the Reform School for Boys in Pruntytown; Mount Garland Elementary School in Buckner, Virginia; and the remainder of her teaching career at Flatwoods Elementary in Flatwoods, WV. She enjoyed playing piano and organ; teaching children old songs and tales of folklore. Her main interests aside from teaching included sharing her music, investigating local history and writing poetry. She left two books for people to enjoy-Rhymes & Riddles of a Country Teacher and Just Roll Over and Go Back To Sleep.
She enjoyed meeting new people, teaching Adult Sunday School, playing the piano/organ for services; and spending time with her family and her dogs which she also loved.
The family would like to thank Davis Memorial Hospital, Dr. Davis and WV Caring Hospice staff for their compassionate care.
It is her wish to be cremated. There will be no service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If you would like to make a donation to honor the memory of Judith Davis, please send donation to Mountaineer Food Bank, 484 Enterprise Drive, Gassaway, WV, 26624.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the family of Judith (Judy) Davis.

Carolyn “Judy” Morton. born October 10,1942, gained her wings on March, 12th, 2022.Daughter to James C and Eunice Moore of Lizemore, WV. Surviving her husband of 61 years, Arthur Wayne Morton.
Preceded in death by sister Sharon Bilger (Phil) and grandson Billy Morton (Elizabeth).
Sons: James Morton (Lisa), Mark Morton (Robyn), Matthew Morton (Jacquelyn).
Grandchildren: Andrew (Alex), Kristin, Paige (Jason), Amanda (Cameron), Nick, Ashleigh. Hannah, Jersey.
Great grandchildren: Milo, Drew, Ehlen, Adelyn, River, Makena
Sisters: Janet (Frank), Cathy (Roger), Joy (John)
Graduate of Clay County High School, 1960.
A celebration of life service has been scheduled for Saturday, April 9th, @ noon, at First Southern Baptist Church in Sutton, WV. In lieu of flowers, we ask for a donation to be made in her name to Hospice Care of WV.
We would like to thank our wonderful neighbors, Dr Alisadi and staff, Dr Gant and staff, hospice staff. Special thanks to Amy Summers and Becky Duffield.

Faye O. Boggs, 85, of Sebring, FL formerly of Cottle, went home to be with her Lord on March 15th, 2022. Faye was born on April 29th, 1936 in Newville, WV.
She was a 1954 graduate of Sutton High School. She worked at Juergen’s Drug Store in Sutton during her high school years and as a C & P telephone operator until she was married.
Faye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She would constantly say “I love people” and that she did. She enjoyed her class reunions every year and spoke often with her classmates on the phone. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, where she taught many youth for 18 years at the Cottle Church of God. She spoke with several of those “kids” she called them, often also. Phone calls and mail made her day. She worked for 17 years as a field deputy for the Nicholas County Assessor’s Office collecting tax information from home to home. She seized every opportunity to ask folks if they attended church anywhere? Then she’d tell them she had a good church and would welcome them to attend. She loved her church. She loved her last pastor, Keith Williams and his sweet wife she called “Carrie Ann.” She continued to call him “My Pastor” even after she was forced by health to move to Florida.
She was known by many as the Little Lady who lived on the bank and prayed for everybody and the one who took baked turkey’s and carrots cakes to families who had lost their loved ones, or to express her appreciation to them. She continued to send cards and love gifts for the past 2+ years that she lived in Florida, to whomever God put on her heart back home. She wrote to several young men who are incarcerated, who gave her much feedback and thanks for never giving up on them. Faye’s life reflected a lifetime of a Servant’s Heart, but she didn’t want people to make an issue of her sacrifices and service. God will now show her the faces of everybody she helped lead to Him.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Boggs, her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Rudy Luzader, her son-in-law, Rick Rush, her parents, Earl and Justine Luzader, and two sisters, Colletta and Bethel. She is survived by two sons, Rick (Connie) Boggs and Jeremiah Boggs of Craigsville. two daughters, Barbara (Mike) Bell of Summit Point, WV and Pam Rush of Sebring, FL. brother, Mark Luzader of Woodsfield, Ohio. three grandchildren, Stephanie Rush Whyte of Virginia, Deidra Boggs Warren of California, and Megan Boggs Furman of Ohio. five great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Funeral services to celebrate Faye’s life will be at 12 o’clock on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at Little Glade Baptist Church, Camden-on-Gauley, with Pastor Keith Williams, as well as church friends and family.
Burial will be at WV Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may join the family for visitation from 10:30 until time of service at noon.
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Adams-Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Faye’s family.