Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries, The Braxton Democrat


Daniel “Danny” Lee Cogar
Daniel “Danny” Lee Cogar, 82, of Sutton, WV passed away on November 16, 2022. Danny was born on November 20, 1939 to parents Buster and Vera Simmons Cogar. He is preceded in death by his parents; Wife: Rita Mae Cogar; Brothers: James Cogar, John Dale Cogar, Kenneth Cogar, Gary Cogar, Melvin “Gene” Cogar and Porter Cogar.
Danny was retired from Local 132 of the Operating Engineers and served in the United States ARMY. He was a member of Sutton Moose Club #825, Braxton County Rotary Club and St Thomas Catholic Church. Danny enjoyed playing cards, gardening, hunting, fishing, and was an avid sports fan, especially local sports. He was one of the founders of the Braxton County Redskins football team.
Danny is survived by his Daughter’s: Michaela Long (George), Margaret Rollyson (Jamie), and Marcey Greene (Keith); Son: Daniel Lee Cogar II (Sammie); Brother: Joe Cogar; Sisters: Betty Bull, Sandra Gillespie and Mary Lewis; 9-Grandchildren: Megan Shuman (Cody), Vicki Shaver (Clayton), Brianna Myers (Ryan), Nick Long (Shelly), Tyler Long (Cayla), MacKenzie Barrett (Dylan), Garrett Gillespie, Jett and Baine Cogar; His Great Grandchildren were his pride and joy: Brinley Myers, Caleb and Rachel Long, Conway Barrett, Colter and Reed Shaver and Charlie Snyder. He was looking forward to the birth of baby boy Jennings Barrett. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family is honoring Danny’s wishes to be cremated. A funeral Mass service will be held at 12:00 PM on November 26, 2022 at St Thomas Catholic Church in Gassaway, WV with Father Thien Nguyen officiating. Visitation for friends will be one hour prior to the service at 11:00 AM.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Cogar family.
Anna Rose Morrison
Anna Rose Morrison, 96, of Sutton, passed away peacefully at her home on November 15, 2022.
She was born on November 4, 1926 in Marpleton, WV the daughter of the late McKinley J. and Virginia Easter (Crowe) Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband whom she married July 13, 1945, Paul R. Morrison; brothers, Hubert Brown, Hobert Brown, Bud Brown, Montia Brown, and Kenneth June Brown; and sisters, Elsie Sears and Frances Lunceford.
Anna was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who valued her faith and family over everything. She was a homemaker, known by her family as an excellent cook, always one to prepare enormous meals for holidays, family gatherings, and anyone who’d stop in for a visit. She shared fond memories of accompanying her husband on his truck driving route over the years, along with many trips thereafter visiting family, lifelong friends, and traveling with her daughter Mildred and family. She always cherished visits with her many siblings who lovingly called her “Rose”. She faithfully attended Sutton Baptist Church for many years.
Anna is survived by her daughter, Mildred Bennett (Gary) of Sutton; granddaughters, Staci Lynch (Nathaniel) of Sutton, and Jasmine Bennett-Belknap (C.J.) of Morgantown; two great-grandchildren, Haylie Lynch and Liam Lynch; sisters, Edna Nelle Bickel of Webster Springs, and Juanita Mollohan of Replete; sister-in-law, Vella Brown of Replete, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm, Friday, November 18, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Scott Posey officiating. Burial followed at Newville Cemetery, Newville, WV. Friends called one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Anna’s family is especially grateful for her sister-in-law Vella as she was her caregiver in recent days, as well as the staff at Braxton County Memorial Hospital and Hospice Care Corporation of Burnsville.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is honored to be serving the Morrison family.
On line condolences may be sent to:

Roy “Boss” Zekiel Hiner
Roy Zekiel Hiner “Boss”, 76, of Duck, passed away on November 13, 2022, in New Castle, VA.
He was born March 4, 1946 in Highland County, VA the son of the late Harry Tucker & Mary Catherine Harris Hiner. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Nainiu Faatiliga Hiner; son, David Hiner.
Roy was a logger, a Army Veteran and a Baptist by faith.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel Hiner (Julie) of Summersville, WV, Ray Hiner of Duck; daughter, Nicole Faatiliga (Otis) of Birch River; daughter-in-law, Melissa Lane (Wayne Sarver) of New Castle, VA; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held 6:00pm, Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with Rev. Bob Mylott officiating. Friends called 3:00 pm to time of service Thursday.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Hiner family.
Online condolences may be sent to:

Kai Rowin Taylor
Kai Rowin Taylor, precious baby boy of Jamie Rae Tharp and Robert Corey Taylor of Sutton, WV was born into the arms of angels on November 12, 2022. Although Kai never spent any time on earth he was loved by his family and has touched many lives. Our little angel will never be forgotten.
Kai was preceded in death by his uncle, Jason Tharp.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister: Gabby Taylor; Grandparents: Johnny and Linda Tharp and Yvonne Taylor; Aunts: Jonna (Anthony) Dahmer and Brandy Taylor; Uncle: Jesse Tharp; Cousins: J.T. Windon, Will Dahmer, Michael Devries and Rylee Devries.
Graveside Service was held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Airport Road, Sutton, WV. Pastor Luke Malensek officiated the service.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the family of Kai Taylor.

Jimmy Ray Hinkle
Jimmy Ray Hinkle, 80, of Buckhannon, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at his residence.
He was born April 29, 1942 in Webster County, WV, the son of the late Elvern & Ethel Mae Collins Hinkle. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Sandy Hinkle; sisters, Agnes Morris, Betty Miller, Ella Dukes, Linda Mills, Kathy Cobb; brothers, Vernon Hinkle, Edwin Hinkle, Enos Hinkle, Arnold Hinkle.
Jimmy was a Copper Mine worker in Montana and a Baptist by faith.
Left to cherish his memory is his sisters, Jann Garrison Burgess of Bolair, WV and Joy Bean of Cowen, WV and Monabeth Clay of Buckhannon, WV; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm, Monday, November 21, 2022 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial followed at Wood Cemetery, Cowen. Friends called one hour before the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Jimmy’s caregiver, Cheryl DeBarr.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hinkle family.
On line condolences may be sent to:

Reverend Larry Ray Bennett
Reverend Larry Ray Bennett, 73, of Rosedale, WV went home to see his Savior, November 14, 2022, at his home surrounded by family after his strong stand against liver cancer.
He was born March 2, 1949, in Chloe, WV to the late Gene and Maxine Bennett.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his first love, B. Rosalea (Marks) Bennett; brother, Danny McCumbers; stepdaughter, Kelly Dewitt; in-laws, Curt and Lucy Marks; and grandparents who raised him, Eustace and Rose Bennett.
Larry was a hardworking, funny, quick-witted and loving Christian man. He loved the Lord and his family, loved to sing his gospel songs, and was known for trading his vehicles and guns routinely. He was a retired bus driver and custodian for Braxton County Schools and worked the oil rigs for many years. Larry preached the Word of God for many years at multiple churches and revivals. He was a 1968 graduate of the old Gassaway High School.
He is survived by his second love, Susan Ann (Crislip) Bennett; daughter, Melinda Johnson(Jeff); son, Ernie Bennett(Amanda); step-daughter, Rebekah Davis; his grandchildren, Hayden Bailey(Morgan), Chase Bailey(Maddy), Logan Bennett, and Novalee Bennett; step-grandchildren, Dillon Crislip and Joshua Dewitt; his great granddaughters, Rosalea Bailey and Millie Bailey; step-great grandchildren, Griffin Crislip and Valor Crislip; his brothers, Doyle and Marvin Bennett; sister, Nina Cook; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Larry’s visitation was 6 to 8 P.M Friday, November 18, 2022, at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
His funeral service was 11 A.M. Saturday, November 19th at Rosedale Baptist Church with Elder Larry Fisher and Pastor Lester Tanner officiating. Interment followed in the Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.
The family would like to give special thanks to Amy Summers, Becky McCoy, and the rest of Kanawha Hospice Care for their care and compassion. They would also like to thank Roach Funeral Home for their compassion as well.
Words of Comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at

Argyle R. Kaufman
Argyle R. Kaufman, 92, of Bridgeport, WV, died peacefully on November 13, 2022, at Stonerise Morgantown after having suffered a stroke earlier this year. He was born at his family’s home on Center Street in Morgantown, West Virginia, on June 17, 1930, one of three sons of James Boyd Kaufman and Bessie Ivy Hashman Kaufman. Argyle was a 1948 graduate of Sutton High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from West Virginia University.
Argyle, after a long career as a banker, later worked selling supplies to his banker friends, and as a real estate agent and co-owner of Kaufman Real Estate, Inc. Argyle was an accomplished musician, a Braves fan, and a lifelong lover of learning, who often referred to himself as a “repository of useless information.” He loved meeting new people and made friends easily; he often gave people he met his “business card” that stated his business to be, among other things, Russian history, ragtime piano, and barbershop singing. In his teens and twenties, he performed in and around Braxton County in a band called The Dixiecats. Later in life, he appeared on a recording of old-time fiddle tunes, acted in amateur productions, and performed with and directed barbershop choruses and quartets locally, and in both Cleveland and Chattanooga, Tennesee. In his late sixties, while keeping his Bridgeport home, he also maintained an apartment in Chattanooga so that he could sing there.
Argyle is survived by his daughter, Kelly Anne Kaufman; his son Kevin Scott Kaufman and his wife Wanda; his step-grandson Brad McPherson, Brad’s wife, April, and their children Bethany, Sean, Joshua, and Patrick; his step-grandson Adam McPherson, Adam’s wife Lena, and their children Emily, Lucas, and Chelsea; his older brother, Robert G. Kaufman of Gilbert, Arizona; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his ex-wife Linda Catherine Steorts Kaufman and his younger brother Lee Jack Kaufman.
Visitors are encouraged to wear red, Argyle’s favorite color.
Friends were received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 4 pm to 7 pm, and a funeral service was held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 1 pm. Interment followed in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Clarksburg.
Burl M. Harrouff
Burl M. Harrouff, 80, of Leavittsburg, OH, a proud Navy veteran, passed away Monday, November 14, 2022, at his home.
He was born March 21, 1942, in Birch River, WV, the son of the late William Howard Harrouff and Lola G. (George) Harrouff.
He retired as a pipe cutter at Specialty Pipe and Tube after 30 years of service. Burl was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, loved life, his family and was close with his son-in-law, Joseph and two grandsons, William Harrouff and Joseph Briggs.
Burl is survived by his wife, Louella Harrouff of Leavittsburg, OH, whom he married December 28, 1970; children, Wendi (Joseph) Briggs of Southington, OH; Alan K. Harrouff of Nuttersfork, WV and Bonita M. Cosner of Clarksburg, WV; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, William Howard Harrouff of Nuttersfolk, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles E. Harrouff; and sisters, Irene Simms and Iris June Frame.
No services will be held. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.

Dolores Groves Cross
Dolores Groves Cross, 87, of Scott Depot, peacefully departed her earthly home on November 18, 2022.
She was a Braxton County native and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Wilsie Groves.
One afternoon in downtown Gassaway, Dolly noticed Bronson Farrell Cross, the town’s most eligible bachelor and the most handsome man she had ever seen, walking down the street. As a beautiful young woman, she knew if she walked in his direction there was a chance that she could capture his attention. Not only did she capture his attention but she also captured his heart. He soon made her his bride and they created a family and life together which lasted until Farrell’s death in 2008.
Dolly helped her husband Bronson operate Cross Jewelers in Gassaway, and then later they relocated to the Charleston area, where she had a successful career with Lilly’s Jewelers, most well-known as the manager of the Dunbar location from which she retired.
She was a devout Christian and was a faithful attender and/or member at Gassaway Baptist Church, Poca Baptist Church, Fairlawn Baptist Church, Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, and most recently at Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Garner, Sherman, Coble and Bud Groves; her sisters, Juanita Harris, Annavie Duckworth, and Lorraine Pennington; and also her granddaughter, Chastity Hall.
Dolly is survived by her children; Vicki (Tom) Reddick, Steve (Melissa) Cross, David (Renee) Cross, and Doug (Jody) Cross; her grandchildren, Chad Hall, Brittany Cross, Tyler Gills, Kaylee Olzewski, Olivia Cross, Tanner Cross, Trevor Cross, Alexis Buckley, Rachel Buckley, and Laura Buckley; her three great-grandchildren, Jacob Reddick, Joseph Workman, and Thaxton Gills; her sister, Evelyn Brady; and sister-in-law, Jean Edwards.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 21, at Bealls Mill Cemetery, in Gassaway, with Pastor Ron McClung officiating.
Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Roy Wayne “Butch” Cutlip
Roy Wayne “Butch” Cutlip, 82, of Sutton went home to be with the Lord on November 15, 2022 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, WV.
Butch was born October 10, 1940 in Sutton to the late Gerald Wayne & Dorothy Brosuis Cutlip. Also preceding him in death was his grandson, Aaron Baker.
He was a retired Bank President for City National Bank in Sutton where he worked for many years. Butch was a member of Christ Church United Methodist and a past member of the Elk Rotory Club, Braxton County, WV.
Butch is survived by his loving wife, Jane (Janie) Fox Cutlip; son, Michael Cutlip (Lori) of Clendenin, WV; daughter, Kellie Jane Maynard (Bob) of Clarksburg, WV; brothers, Bob Cutlip (Nancy) of Vienna, WV, Bill Cutlip (Harriett) of SC; sister, Sally Grimm of FL; grandchildren, Leah Ramsey, JR Baker, Micah Cutlip, Tanner Cutlip; great grandchildren, Ann Marie Ramsey, Aliva Ramsey, Ryker Ramsey, Michael Baker, III.
Funeral services were held 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton with Rev. David Merryman officiating. Burial followed at Sutton Cemetery, Sutton. Friends called at the church noon till time of service.
In Lieu of flowers family suggest donations be made to: Christ Church United Methodist, 188 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cutlip family.
On line condolences may be sent to: