Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries, The Braxton Democrat


Shirley May Young
Shirley May Young, 71 of Bolair, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
She was born October 18, 1950 in Randolph County to the late Roscoe and Elsie Peters May.
Shirley was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, gardening, volunteering at the Mountain Market Place Mission, going to church, but mostly she enjoyed quality time with her husband John.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two children, Frank May and Tammy May; brother Tommy May, and twin brothers.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, John Young; children Danny May of Cowen, Steve (Amy) May of Ohio, Margaret (Floyd) Wright of Owega, NY, John (Ashley) Young of St. Albans, Jenny (Scott) Brown of Camden-on-Gauley, George (Heather) Young of Powhatan, VA, and Tommy (Whitney) Young of Union, NC; and maintained a special bond with Jessica Sill-Perkins. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Bill, Hank, and Junior May; sisters Rachel and Susan May; numerous nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends to mourn her passing.
Services to celebrate Shirley’s life were held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Emmanuel Assembly of God in Upper Glade with Rev. Marty Cowger officiating. Friends joined the family for visitation two hours prior to service time at the Church.
Shirley was laid to rest in the Young Cemetery, Bolair.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Shirley’s family.

Philip Nolan Kniceley
Philip Nolan Kniceley, 72, of Palm Coast, Fl, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL. Philip was born on September 7, 1949 to the late Nolan and Patsy Kniceley.
Philip was a proud US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a loving devoted husband, father, and grandfather, always placing his family and others before himself. Philip enjoyed collecting coins, entertaining others, men’s breakfast clubs, and causing trouble. He is known by his amazing sense of humor and his willingness to give of himself, his time, his money and his heart.
Philip is survived by his wife of 30 years, Deborah Kniceley; children, Philip “Wheel” Kniceley, II (Beth), Becky Chapell (Andrew), Luke Watson (Megan) and Mark Watson; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Gregg, Kathy, Alan, Jeff, Shawn and Chad; step mother, Mary Jo Kniceley; a host of extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Memorial graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday August 7, 2022 at Kniceley Family Cemetery, Kanawha Run with Rev. Rich Demastus officiating.

Anna Faye Clifton Mollohan
Anna Faye Clifton Mollohan, 88, of Little Birch went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 22, 2022, at her residence, with family by her side.
She was born in Widen, WV on July 13, 1934, a daughter to the late Harry and Vena Crites Bragg. She was a member of Stump Chapel Church, where she enjoyed singing with the choir and heading up the adult craft for VBS.
She and her husband, Edgar, both gave their life to Christ at Rose Hill Church, Nicholas County, in 1970, where they faithfully attended with their seven children. Many happy years are remembered there praising God, singing, and ‘dinner on the ground’ at annual homecomings.
Anna Faye was an aide for the Head-start program at Little Birch Elementary. She was an artist who loved sewing, crocheting, painting, and all types of crafts. Her crocheting won blue ribbon awards all over the state of West Virginia. She enjoyed making gifts for her family and friends. One of her greatest joys in this life was singing with her husband, Edgar and children in churches for homecomings and revivals in different counties for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Edgar Clifton, her second husband, Arden Mollohan, her infant granddaughter, Shireen Afrazi, infant great grandson, Landon Keith Rexroad, sisters: Rosalene Rittenour of Texas, Bessie Cogar of Ohio, brothers: Don and Danny Bragg of Ohio. Also preceding her in death were son-in-laws: Sonny Dow and Carl Hairston.
Anna Faye is survived by her children: Julie Clifton and Kay Dow, both of Charleston, WV, Linda Afrazi (Sohrab) of Rocky Hill, CT, Connie Rose (Tony), Steve Clifton, Edward Clifton (Sue), Andrea Tonkin (Lavern), all of Little Birch, WV, one sister, Carol Bragg of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom she was so proud of and was always joyful to see.
Her legacy is that of being a strong and outspoken witness for Christ. She loved her family fiercely and was supportive and caring of them. She will be greatly missed by all her children and friends.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm, Monday, July 25, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Earl Elliott and Rev. Dale Harper officiating. Burial followed at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Airport Rd. Sutton, WV. Friends called 11:30 am till 1:00 pm at the funeral home on Monday.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Clifton/ Mollohan families.
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Frances DeLucco
Frances DeLucco, of Melvindale, Michigan passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022 surrounded by her family after a long battle with an extended illness.
She was born in Hamtramck, Michigan on March 26, 1947 to the late George and Rose Wisnieski Blaz.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Bobby DeLucco; sister, Theresa Beever; and brother, George Blaz.
Frances was a homemaker. She enjoyed watching the shows Golden Girls, Roseanne and Every Loves Raymond on the television. Doing crossword puzzles was one of her favorite pastimes. One of the highlights in her life was seeing her grandchildren. Frances was a very strong willed person. She will be missed.
She is survived by her son, Paul Trevino and wife, Nichole, of Gassaway, Becky DeLucco of Melvindale, Michigan; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and brother, John Blaz of Michigan.
In keeping with her wishes Frances will be cremated and there will be no services held.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

Caryl Jean Nottingham
Caryl Jean Nottingham, 85, of Strange Creek, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born January 2, 1937 in Dalton, Minnesota to the late Victor C. Spitsburge and Orpha J. Synstelien Spitsburge.
Caryl was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Nottingham; daughter, Darla Jean Nottingham; sister, Juanita Third; and brother Vernon Spitsburge.
She was a homemaker, but earlier in her life she was a cook for San Pedro Local Hospital when she lived in California. She could crochet and knit and also loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed reading murder mystery novels. Caryl loved to watch NCIS and Law and Order on the television. She was an upbeat woman with a positive attitude towards life.
Caryl is survived by her son, Rick Nottingham, of California; four grandchildren, Danny Nottingham and wife, Monica, Tina Nottingham, Derek Lancaster and Caitlyn Lancaster, and one great granddaughter, Danica Nottingham.
Her funeral will be 9 A.M. Wednesday, August 3rd at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Reverend Johnny Conrad officiating. Burial will follow in the Nottingham Cemetery, Duck, WV.
Her visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, August 2nd at the funeral home.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at

Robert “Bobby” Wayne Johnson, Sr
Robert “Bobby” Wayne Johnson, Sr., 84 of Perry Hollow Road, Clarksburg, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Clarksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center do to an extended illness.
He was born February 1, 1938 in Wilsonburg, the son of the late Robert Louis Johnson and Mabel Pauline Westfall Johnson White.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Shiflet Johnson whom he married on July 31, 1958 and passed away on Sept 8, 2016; four children, Stephen, Charles, Tammy and Robert Jr.; one grandson, Ricky Taylor and brother Ronald Johnson. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Brown and John, Richmond, VA, Debra Swiger and Dave, Clarksburg; two sisters, Mary Fincham, Bloomfield, KY, and Donna Loudin, Clarksburg; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Bobby worked as a Construction Worker for several years. He was a member of Free Will Baptist Church for over forty years.
In keeping with his wishes, Bobby was cremated and a private family inurnment was held for Bobby and Shirley at the Shiflet Family Cemetery in Dusk Camp, WV.
Online condolences can be made at Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family.

Regina Dee “Gener” Parsons
Regina Dee “Gener” Parsons, age 62, of Glenville, WV, gained her wings and joined her beloved husband and beautiful daughter in heaven on, July 29, 2022.
Regina was born October 27, 1959 in Gassaway, WV; daughter of the Ruby Jean Stout Wayne of Gassaway, WV; and the late Farise Dean Wayne.
On September 4, 1981 she was united in marriage to Steven A. “Bub” Parsons, her best friend and soul mate who preceded her in death on April 20, 2020.
Gener was a loving person who cared deeply for others. She was filled with a great kindness and compassion for everyone she met. Many of her conversations would often lead to boasting of how proud she was of her children and grandchildren.
Regina was a long time employee of Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy where she became known and loved by many in the community. Her faith and her family meant so much to her and that shined through in everything she did.
She enjoyed spending time with all of her family, taking vacations to Tennessee with her husband and kids, watching Kasey and Cole grow and learn, seeing Charlie and Tressie accomplish dreams, and being such a big part of her children’s lives.
Along with her mother, Regina is survived by her daughter Kimberly Jenkins (Thomas), son Steven Parsons both of Glenville, WV, brothers, Martin Wayne (Sherryl), Travis Wayne (Tammy), sisters Vanessa Vaughan (Richie) all of Gassaway, WV, and Teresa Martin (Matt) of Homer City, PA.
Gener’s grandkids were the pride and joy of her life; Charles Payne (Tiana) of Richmond, VA, Tressie Payne of Clarksburg, WV, and Kasey LeeAnn and Cole Parsons both home in Glenville. She was proud of all of them and never let an opportunity pass to boast about them to anyone that would listen.
Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many other wonderful friends and family.
Along with her husband, Steven and Father, Farise, Regina is preceded in death by her beautiful daughter Kasey Lee Parsons and Great-granddaughter, Zoey Ella Payne.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 11:00 AM; Friday, August 5, 2022 with Pastor Bryan Groves and family friend Chris Arden officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins Community Cemetery in Stumptown where she will be laid to rest beside her loving husband. Friends will be received from 4:00 – 8:00 PM; Thursday evening at the mortuary in Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to assist the family of Regina Dee “Gener” Parsons with arrangements.