Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Louis Lee Prescott Sr
Louis Lee Prescott Sr – Cross SC died Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Lee was born July 25, 1953 Buncombe Co. NC. He was the son of the late Joe Prescott Jr and the late Patricia Hines. He was an avid fan of Nascar. Lee enjoyed his research in genealogy. He amassed a large family tree and he was able to connect with new family members.
Lee is survived by his son Louis L Prescott Jr., Wife Ashley and the loves of his life, two granddaughters Lilah and Samantha. His stepfather, Homer Hines of WV, Brothers, Cecil Hines and David Hines, Sisters, Jeanine Given, Patty Ennis, and Renee Hines, and fifteen nieces and nephews. He leaves behind some incredible friends.
There was a Celebration of his life at his son’s home Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Lee’s ashes will be scattered at a later date.

Polly Opal (Williams) Johnson
Polly Opal (Williams) Johnson, 76, of Cowen went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Born December 1, 1945 in Cowen, she was the daughter of the late Adrian and Sarah Alice (Ray) Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Larry Johnson; nephew, James Williams; step-son Jesse Emerich; grandchildren: Ashley Bond and Austin Lafoon; siblings: Lovie Sill, Louvis Newhouse, Russell Beale, Billy Williams, and Jubert Williams.
Polly had a fierce love for her children, grandchildren, and her Lord and Savior. She was a past member of the Halo Methodist Church. She was a caring and compassionate woman not only to her family, but to everyone she would meet. She served at the Nicholas County Sheltered Workshop, helping everyone she possibly could. She was an avid West Virginia Mountaineer fan. But, her biggest priority was always her son, Bubby and nephew, James.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Larry “Bubby” Johnson, Sarah Bragg (husband, Gary), Goldie Ella Bond, all of Cowen, Lisa Johnson of Summersville, Lynn Ahmed (husband, Junaid) of Illinois, and Paula Johnson of Virginia; siblings: Jimmy Dale Williams (wife, Kathy), Harold Williams (wife, Ruth), Eddie Williams, and Bertha Chaffin, all of Cowen; sister-in-law, Hazel Williams; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Services to celebrate Polly’s life were held 11am, on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with Pastor Keith Williams officiating. Friends joined the family at 10am prior to the service time for visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to the Nicholas County Sheltered Workshop at “Bright Horizons”, PO Box 730, 16810 Webster Road, Craigsville, WV 26205.
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Adams-Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Johnson family.

Max Hamilton
Max Hamilton, 86, of Bradenton, FL passed away September 12, 2022. He was born in Orlando, WV and moved to Bradenton in 1975 from Greenville, OH.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and the National Guard and he attended First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Constance; sons, Michael M. and Scott M.; daughter, Frances Marie Atkins; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Visitation was 9:30-10:30AM with Services to follow at 10:30AM, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel. Graveside Services with Military Honors was at 1:30PM, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Sarasota National Cemetery.
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Joe Edward Wine
Joe Edward Wine, 58, passed away on October 10, 2022. He was born on February 17, 1964 to the late Arletia Wine. Joe was also preceded in death by his domestic partner of 20-years, Mary Jones and nephew, Stormy Wine.
Joe was born and raised in Braxton County, West Virginia. He was a member of the Corley United Methodist Church. Joe loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, camping, watching wrestling and had a knack for fixing anything mechanical. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandkids.
He is survived by his five kids, Camellia Nicholas, Teia Wine, Joshua Wine, Ciara Wine, and Maria Wine. Joe is also survived by his siblings, Jack Wine, Jeff Wine, Patty Pritt, Kathy Meckley, and Martha Wine. Joe had four grandchildren Jason Loudermilk, Siera Brown, Adrian Brown, Lilly Brown and beloved dog, Chronic.
Service were held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation, 378 Flatwoods Corner Rd, Flatwoods, WV. Visitation was held two hours prior to the service from 11:00—1:00 PM. Pastor Amy Morrow officiated the service. Burial was in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, WV.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the family of Joe Wine.

Bryan Ray Rexroad
Bryan Ray Rexroad, 26 of Webster Springs passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 6, 2022. He was born June 12, 1996 in Buckhannon to Hartsel Ray Rexroad and Tammy McCoy Stewart.
He was a WCHS Class of 2014 graduate; loved to spend his time with his boys; watching sports on TV, especially WVU football and basketball. He worked at the Sawmill when he was able.
Bryan is survived by his mother Tammy (Nick) Stewart; father Hartsel Ray (Amy) Rexroad; sons Logan and Landon Rexroad and their mother, Kristina Vannoy; sister Ashley (Ethan Bender) McCoy; step-brother Jake (Destiny) Stewart; mamaw Darlene McCoy; granny Olive Rexroad; great-granny Doris Lohrey; nephew Zachary Bender; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his papaw Delbert McCoy; grandfather Roger Rexroad; best bud, his dog Max; and uncles Terry McCoy and Mark McCoy.
Funeral Services to celebrate Bryan’s life were held on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Upper Holly Union Mission Church, Webster Springs with Pastors Butch Rose and Curt Davis officiating. Friends joined the family for a time of gathering two hours prior to service time at the Church. Interment followed in McCoy Cemetery, Webster Springs.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Dodd & Reed Funeral Home to assist with expenses.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Bryan’s family.

Richard Wayne Howell
Richard Wayne Howell, 62, of Webster Springs passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at CAMC General Hospital following an automobile accident.
Born August 7, 1960 in Webster Springs, he was the son of the late Woodrow Coakley and the late Wanetta Howell Preisler, whom he was reunited with in Heaven. In addition to his parents, he was reunited with his grandmother “Mom” that raised him: Edra Howell; aunt and uncle: Gerald “Jug” and Gwendolyn Gum; parents-in-law: Irene and Wendell McCourt; and his doggies: Dixie Girl and Mighty Mutt.
Rick was a truck driver, mechanic, and sawyer who enjoyed riding motorcycles, and watching drag cars. He enjoyed shows that involved fixing up old cars. He was always helping his best friend, George Perrine, whom he is survived by. They would build a little bit of everything from birdhouses to dog beds. Most of all, he loved his grandchildren, and enjoyed every minute he was able to spend with them.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rosetta (McCourt) Howell; children: Erica Howell (companion, Amos) and her sons: Xavier, Ivan, and Zayden Hamrick, Megan Estep (husband, Jimmie), and Mark Short and his daughters; sisters: Sandra Preisler, Amie Novotnik, Darlene Coakley, and Connie Martin; dogs that he claimed as his: Bubbles and Bear; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A service to celebrate Rick’s life was held 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Friends joined the family from 12:00pm-2:00pm for visitation. Burial followed at Isaac McCourt Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Howell family.

Leon Hilton Adamy
Leon Hilton Adamy, 75, of Webster Springs passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022. He was born on November 22, 1946 in Webster County, WV, the youngest child of Earnest and Hazel Adamy. Some of his fondest memories were times spent with his siblings, cousins and friends growing up in Bolair.
Leon later attended Webster Springs High School, graduating in 1966. He then went on to Huntington Barber College, graduating in 1969.
That same year, Leon married a girl who caught his eye in high school, Rosalene Ruth “Bunny” Root, who he always claimed he knew he’d marry from the moment he laid eyes on her. The two were married on November 15, 1969. Leon and Bunny were married just a month shy of 53 years.
In 1971, the two welcomed their firstborn daughter, Jayme, and in 1976, their second daughter, Ayme. From the very beginning, they both became Daddy’s girls, and the four of them made their home together in Webster Springs.
Most people in the Town of Webster knew and loved Leon as a local barber for over 30 years. Customers who came through the door not only left with a haircut, but also a piece or two of bubble gum from his special drawer, a few good belly laughs from a shared story or joke, and a lifelong friend.
Leon was a christian and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Webster Springs since 1975. Additionally, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters, Bernice Adamy and Janice Adamy Holcomb, and a brother, Paul Adamy.
He is survived by his soulmate, Bunny, their two daughters, Jayme Adamy Cogar (Tom) of Webster Springs, WV, and Ayme Adamy Cochran (Eric) of St. Albans, WV, along with a bonus son, Mike Adamy (Jennifer) of Lake Frederick, VA; his grandchildren, whom he adored, Kyle Adamy Cogar (Megan), Allyson Williams (Tanner), Carleigh Cochran, Jaxton Cochran, and bonus grandson, Tyler Perrine (Emilee).
Leon also had a new precious great granddaughter, Adaline Cogar, and bonus great grandson, Chase Perrine.
In addition, he leaves behind his cherished sister, Janet Adamy Hamrick, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, countless friends, and his loyal dog, Timber.
Funeral service will be 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Webster Springs. Burial with Masonic Graveside Rites will follow at McAvoy Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-9 PM Friday, October 21, 2022 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.
Leon will always be remembered for the love he had for his family and his happiest times were spent making memories with them. His life will serve as a reminder that, through it all, love remains.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adamy family.