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Roy Lee Knight Sr
Roy Lee Knight Sr, 66, of Clarksburg, WV passed away in his home on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
He was born February 8, 1956 in Sutton, WV. Roy became a painter at 16 years old and spent the next 45 years perfecting his trade. He spent 20 years working with his son, who he passed down his craftsmanship.
Roy was preceded in death by his father, William “Sunny” Knight; mother, Virginia May Utt Grillbortzer, and sister, Violet Marie Knight Miller. He is survived by his longtime partner and caretaker, Ruth Bonner of Clarksburg, West Virginia; son, Roy Knight Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Manassas, Virginia; three daughters, Jeanine Ruppel and husband, Keith, of Haymarket, Virginia, Lisa Haney of Orlando, Florida, and Amanda Kapps and husband, Alex, of Palouse, Washington; son, Kenneth Knight and wife, Ericka, of Rockledge, Florida; brother, William Knight of Martinsburg, West Virginia and sisters, Ellen Baldwin of Alexandria, Virginia, Patricia Knight of North Point, Florida and Lisa Billings of Manassas, Virginia. Roy is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
In keeping with his wishes he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later day.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
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James Roger Marsh
James Roger Marsh, 69, of Gassaway, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.
He was born on August 3, 1952 in Tesla, WV, the son of the late Clarence Chester & Eva Lucille Berry Marsh. Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Clara Parsons, Shirley Long, Marella Shaw, Virginia Long; brothers, David Marsh, Eddie Marsh, Roy Marsh.
James was a machinist and served his country in the US Marine Corp.
He is survived by his companion, Velda Joan Markley Marsh; sons, Roger Marsh of Jacksonville, FL, David Marsh of Ohio; daughter, Cheryl Brewster of Cleveland, OH; brother, Cam Marsh of Sutton; sister, Margie Elizabeth Tate of Canton, OH.
Memorial services in James’s honor were held 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.
Greene- Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Marsh family.
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Wanda Lee (Clowser) Randles-Harrold
Wanda L. Randles-Harrold, 89, formerly of Brewster, more recently of Massillon, passed away peacefully, while attended by family, early Monday morning, July 11, 2022. Born April 7, 1933, in Knapp, West Virginia, a daughter to the late Ernest L. and Wanda (Boone) Clowser, Wanda had been an area resident most of her adult life. She worked as an LPN for the former Massillon State Psychiatric Hospital and area nursing homes until her retirement in 2001, following 50 years of caring and compassionate service. A faithful member of Massillon Baptist Temple, Wanda was a true matriarch, actively devoted to her family and her faith community, placing them at the center of her life. Strong-willed and intrepid, she faced life’s challenges head-on. She loved fully and unconditionally and with her spirit of self-sacrifice, gladly placed the needs of others ahead of her own. She lived the words written in James 1:22 – “But be ye therefore doers of the word, not hearers only…”
In her leisure time Wanda traveled the world. But the hills of West Virginia always held a special place in her heart, and she needed to be there every so often. She also took an interest in photography, especially when generations of the family got together.
Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Leroy Dale Harrold; and a sister, Sandra (Clowser) Keaton, Wanda is survived by her daughter, Darlene M. (Robert) Oney, of Malvern, Ohio; and step-son, Bryan (Lori) Harrold, of Louisville, Ohio; grandchildren, Trent (Corine) Britton and Stacey (Joseph) Urbas, all of Massillon; grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Britton and Emilee Urbas, Brianne (Chris) Steffen, Taylor (Dylan) Tucker and Drew (Ashley) Elliott; and five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and her sister, Mrs. Wilma Jean (Clowser) Frazier, of Vienna, West Virginia.
Funeral services was conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon, Ohio. Dr. C.E. Thayer, pastor of Massillon Baptist Temple officiated, and burial followed at Granville Union Cemetery in Strasburg, Ohio. The family received condolences one hour prior to the services, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Yvonne Marie Moore
Yvonne Marie Moore, 87, of Vale, NC went home to be with her Lord, Friday, July 15, after a sudden illness. Yvonne, known as Vonnie, to friends and family, was born December 28, 1934 to Homer B. and Elva Jane Walker at their home in Duck, WV.
She was a 1952 graduate of Gassaway High School. She was particularly proud that she typed the yearbook her senior year. Although primarily a homemaker,Vonnie held several different jobs throughout her life, including school cook and teacher’s aide at Servia Elementary School and later as a licensed CNA and then Central Sterile Tech at Gassaway Hospital, Gassaway, WV.
Yvonne was a member of Risen Church, Lincolnton, NC. She was devoted in her faith and wrote a devotional, “Good Thoughts for Everyday Living.” It was a compilation of everyday occurrences in her life used to illustrate a Biblical principle. She loved people and gave away more than she sold. She learned to crochet as a young person. It was a lifelong hobby. Although she sold a lot of her baby blankets, she made gifts of her scarves to countless people. She was admired by many for her generous spirit.
On August 9, 1952 she married John William Moore of Servia, WV. They were married 33 years before his passing in 1985. She was also predeceased by one grandson in 2003.
She is survived by two children, James L Moore, Duck,WV and Jeanette Kokochak, Vale, NC; three siblings, Jo Ann Truman, Servia, WV, Ella “Duke” May, of Big Chimney, WV and James A. Walker, Frametown, WV. Other surviving family members include seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be 11 A.M. Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the Moore Cemetery, Servia, WV with Pastor Joseph Robert Truman officiating.
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Ronnie David McCraw, Sr.
Ronnie David McCraw, Sr., 66, of Gassaway, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Select Specialty Hospital in Charleston, WV due to a long illness.
He was born in Steubenville, Ohio on July 8, 1956 to the late Fred Lee and Wanda Jane Stump McCraw.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred Lee “Joe” McCraw, Jr., Winifred “Butch” McCraw, Jimmy Ray McCraw, and Jackie Lee McCraw; and two sisters, Nancy Shaw and Mary Sue Weese.
Ronnie truly enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling on the television. His hobbies included camping and fishing. He enjoyed walking his two dogs in downtown Gassaway. A fun day for him was spending time with his grandchildren teaching them to cook. He loved his family and he never met a stranger.
He is survived by his two sons, Ronnie McCraw, Jr and boyfriend, Sherman Knight of Crown Hill, WV and Bobby McCraw and wife, Kassandra, of Summersville; sister, Linda Hensley and husband, David, of Gassaway; six grandchildren, Trinity Fry, Ayla Fry, Ruby Dename-McCraw, Kayden McCraw, Carl Cooper and Bobby McCraw, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with his wishes he was cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held for him at a later date.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
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Delmas Eugene Sartin
Delmas Eugene Sartin, 71, of Little Birch, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.
He was born August 27, 1950 in Sutton, the son of the late, Robert Limroe & Lula Gay Rhodes Sartin. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Darrell Junior Sartin.
Delmas worked as a Coal Miner for 15 years and was a Baptist by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Lynn Rollyson; daughters, Melissa Sue Sartin Rose (Oliver) of Burnsville, Chrystal Gayle Sartin Rose (Ordie, II) of Sutton; grandchildren, Tyler Creston Sartin, Tiffany Nicole Rose, Corie Eugene Rose, Tara Lynn Sartin, Sarah Grace Rose, Dakota Joe Rose; great grandchildren, Otto Sartin, Zavin Tarla, Eden Rose, Kenzliegh Claypool; brothers, Daniel Sartin, Harold Lee Sartin, Gary Sartin all of Little Birch; sisters, Ruth Bender of Erbacon, Edna Tonkin, Ellen Brown both of Little Birch, Melvina Tonkin, Patsy Collins both of Tesla, Darlene Sartin of Sutton.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm, Monday, July 18, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Burial followed at Bill Rose Cemetery, Birch River. Family received friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sartin family.
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Cloe G. Thomas
Cloe G. Thomas, 92 of Summersville passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Summersville Extended Care. Cloe was born July 13, 1930 in Webster County and was the daughter of the late Virgil and Thelma Williams Phares. Along with her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Harold Thomas and five siblings.
Cloe enjoyed playing bingo with with the others residents at the nursing home.
Surviving are her sisters; Karolyn Boyer, Harriet Waggy and Brenda Phares.
Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Miller Cemetery, Webster Springs with Pastor Larry Gawthrop officiating. Burial will follow alongside her husband.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs is honored to be serving Thomas/Phares family.

Richard Earl Strader
Richard Earl Strader, 91, of Pennsylvania, passed away on July 10, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Orlando, WV on April 1, 1931, a son of the late Linzy Earl and Mae Elizabeth (Posey) Strader. On October 27, 1962, Richard was united in marriage to Wanda Sue (Wilson) Strader and together they shared a loving 59 years.
In addition to his wife Wanda, cherishing the memories of Richard are 1 daughter; Susan Strader of Crescent Township, PA, 1 grandchild and hunting buddy; Melissa Strader of Virginia, 5 brothers; James Strader of OH, John Strader of WV, Ray Strader of WV, Franklin Strader of WV, and Junior Strader of OH, 3 sisters; Mina Luzader of WV, Shirley Williams of WV, and Ivy Gibson of WV, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a son Brian Keith Strader, 2 brothers; Wesley Riffle and Herbert Lane Strader, and 2 sisters; Glenna Lipps and infant Louise Strader.
Richard had retired as a Machinist from the Caliq Steel Drum Company of Neville Islands, PA. He also had a Lawn Service from the years of 1985 to 2020. Richard enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, gardener, bee keeper, canner and jelly maker. He was a great storyteller and kids loved him. Richard will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Family and friends gathered at Hardman Family Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue of Weston, WV on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 4PM-7PM. The funeral service was held on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the Orlando United Methodist Church in Orlando, WV at 11AM with Pastor Bryon Bukovesky officiating. Mr. Strader lied in state at the church from 10 am until 11 am. Interment followed services at the Posey Cemetery in Orlando, WV. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Richard may be expressed at
Hardman Family Funeral Home of Weston considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the family of Richard Earl Strader.