Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Charles Fredrick “Flyin’ Fred” Mowery
Charles Fredrick “Flyin’ Fred” Mowery, 72, of Gassaway passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023 at WVU United Hospital Center, Bridgeport due to an extended illness.
He was born September 9, 1950 in Sutton to the late Dallas “Bubby” Mowery and Pauline Lois James Mowery.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two infant twin brothers, Tom Mowery and Jerry Mowery; sister, Sheila Kay McCord and brother-in-law, Kenneth McCord.
Fred had many friends and was a great neighbor with a giving heart. Being a grandfather was his pride and joy in life, and he was the best toy connoisseur and fishing pole Papaw. He was a master mechanic in Gassaway. He also owned and operated the FF2000 Raceway in Birch River for many years. He got his name “Flyin Fred” from his time as a race car driver. He enjoyed listening to all kinds of music including gospel hymns. He was a Christian by faith.
He will be forever remembered by his wife of 46 years, Wanda Jean Perrine Mowery; sons, Chris(Samantha) Mowery of Gassaway, Sam (Ashlee) Mowery of Flatwoods; grandchildren, Conner, Carter, Dallas and Daniel; sister, Suzie (Bobby) Facemire of Gassaway; half-sister, Paula of Newark, Ohio; and many of his loving friends.
Fred’s graveside service will be 1 P.M. Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway with Reverend Mike Hoover and Reverend Austin White officiating.
A Celebration of Fred’s life will be held at a later date.
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Emory Richard Hamrick
Emory Richard Hamrick, 76 of Webster Springs passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023. Richard was born October 18, 1946 in Bergoo and was the son of the late Lloyd and Velva Hamrick. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Linda Morgan Hamrick, daughter, Rebecca Hamrick and siblings Elzie and Earlus Hamrick and Edna Cowell.
Richard was a United States Army Veteran and served during Vietnam. He was a retired sandblaster. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and running around with his buddy Bill Triplett who passed in 2019.
Surviving are his children, Adam Hamrick , Joanna (Joe) Harris; brother, Eugene Hamrick; sisters, Loretta Cable and Edie Hamrick; grandchildren Brandy, Kristina, Brandon, Hannah, J.J., M.J., Harlie, Morgan, Malachi, Eva and Waylon and also 5 great grandchildren.
Service was 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Meadowland Cemetery, Bergoo. Friends joined the family for visitation 6-9 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hamrick family.

Helen Louise Jarrell
Helen Louise Jarrell, 91, of Frametown, passed away January 1, 2023 at Clay Healthcare Center, Ivydale, WV.
Private family burial was held Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Frametown, WV.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is honored to be serving the Jarrell family.
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Evelyn Brady
Evelyn Brady 91 of Scott Depot, West Virginia, formally from Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia passed away December 24, 2022 after a short illness.
She was born June 24, 1931 was the daughter of the late Ernest and Wilsie Groves. She’s the last of her siblings. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the Church of Christ in Scott Depot.
Addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ferris Brady, her only daughter, Susie Hughes, brothers Garner, Sherman, Coble, Bud, and Farrell Groves, her sisters, Juanita Harris, Annavie Duckworth, Lorraine Pennington, and Dolly Cross.
Evelyn is survived by her three granddaughters Penny Dean of Florida, Kim Rollyson of Wilsie, and Amy Slaughter at Sutton.
She had six great grandkids and five great great grandkids.
Graveside services were held on December 30 at 1 PM at Bealls Mill Cemetery in Gassaway with Pastor Gene Miller and Jack Gilchrist officiating. Arrangement was done by Roach Funeral Home.

Darrius James “Jamie” Nottingham, Jr.
Darrius James “Jamie” Nottingham, Jr. otherwise known as Hollywood, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
He was born on June 3, 1961 in Gassaway to the late Darrius James Nottingham, Sr. and Monna Sue Jarvis Nottingham.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his half-brother, Denny Nottingham.
Jamie had a friendly way about him. He loved life, knew many friends and enjoyed being outdoors. He was a dog lover of four stray dogs. Jamie also enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle. In his life, he worked as a lineman in Florida and at Todd’s shipyard in San Pedro, California and also did electrician work.
He will be forever remembered by his son, Jesse Nottingham, of Florida; daughter, Annamarie Nottingham of North Carolina; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter; brother, Roger Nottingham; half-brother, Steve Nottingham (Dorene); sisters, Diana Nottingham and Lisa Nottingham; half-sisters, Shonnie Phipps and Vickie Burnette; many nieces and nephews; and his four beloved dogs.
Jamie’s graveside service will be 1 P.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Sirk Cemetery, Duck with Reverend Johnny Conrad officiating.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
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Terry James Carr
Terry James Carr, 71, of Gassaway passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at Braxton Health Care Center, Sutton.
He was born March 31, 1951 in Sutton to the late Perry James “Bud” Carr and Betty Jo Squires Carr.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Terry James “TJ” Carr II.
Terry was a Christian by faith. In his life he was an over the road trucker who drove for companies in Braxton and surrounding counties and several other states. He enjoyed riding in his side by side and tractor. In his younger days he like to go mudding. Camping and hunting were also his pastimes. He enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and playing BINGO. He had an affection for his cats and dog. Terry was a past member of the Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department.
He will be forever remembered by his wife, Roxanna Coleman Carr of Sutton; daughter, Amber Hoard (Nathan Hammons) of Lewisburg; brother, Patrick Carr (Shannon) of Sutton; sister, Nancy Carr of Gassaway; grandchildren Halie Reeder, Kalyn Carr (Braden), and Joshua Carr; one great granddaughter, Avienna Reeder; and one expecting great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Terry’s funeral was 1 P.M. Friday, January 6, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Rodney England officiating. Interment followed in the James M. Carr Cemetery, Belfont.
Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Braxton County Animal Shelter, 10 Animal Shelter Lane, Sutton, WV 26601.
Special thanks to all the staff at Braxton Health Care Center and Pastor Rodney England.
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Judith Ann Long
Judith Ann Long, 71, of Weston, formerly of Little Birch and Gassaway, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Bridgeport Health Care Center surrounded by family.
She was born February 1, 1951 in Gassaway to the late James L. Jeffries and Wanda Belle Propst Jeffries.
Judith married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Darrell. After her own children started school, she went to Clarksburg Beauty Academy and was a hair dresser for over 20 years. She was President of the PTA, girl scout leader and homeroom mom. She was also active in the Christ Church United Methodist in Sutton doing the Angel Tree project and many church projects while she attended there. Judith was truly selfless and generous to a fault, giving her all to help and encourage others. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a seamstress who also enjoyed baking and being outdoors. In her later years she enjoyed connecting and reconnecting on social media with her friends and family.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 54 years, Darrell Long; daughter, Libby Martin-Long and wife, Sherry, of Lake Ridge, Virginia; son, Darrell Long II and wife, Lesi, of DeLand, Florida; grandchildren, Kayla Long and fiancé, Charles Davis, Hannah Marie Martin-Long and Jamie Elizabeth Martin-Long; one great grandchild, Rhygel Semper Long-Davis; brother, Gary Jeffries and wife, Lynn, of Gassaway; half-brother, Frankie Jeffries (Hazel) of Gassaway.
Judith’s visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Her funeral service will be 11 A.M. Wednesday, January 11th at the funeral home with Reverend Dr. John Allen officiating.
Interment will follow in the Skidmore Cemetery, Sutton.
Special thanks to WVU Hospice and Bridgeport Healthcare Center for their compassionate care of Judith.
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Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Fredrick J. “Fred” Jenkins, Sr.
Fredrick J. “Fred” Jenkins, Sr., 71, of Frametown passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at home.
He was born August 15, 1951 in Sutton to the late Donnie Jenkins and Hadie Clevenger Jenkins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Ricki Lynn Jenkins; brothers, Ralph and James Jenkins; and sisters, Marie Jordan and Rosie Jenkins.
Fred was a mechanic. He was a dedicated hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed listening to music of all kinds and dancing. He was a good father loved by all his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.
He will be forever remembered by his sons, Fredrick Jenkins, Jr. of Gassaway, Richard J. Jenkins of Frametown, and Tony Jenkins of Cambridge, Ohio; grandchildren, Samuel Jackson Jenkins and Selene E. Jenkins; companion, Jessica McLaughlin of Gassaway; and several nieces and nephews.
Fred’s funeral will be 1 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Raynor officiating. Interment will be in the Jenkins Homeplace Cemetery on Poplar Lick.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
Special thanks for WV Caring for their compassionate care of Fred.
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Mary Elaine Dillon (Hoover)
Mary Elaine Dillon (Hoover) of Chatham, Ohio went home to be with the Lord, Saturday January 7th, 2023 at home with family.
Born April 13, 1944, in Plymouth Run, West Virginia to Ralph and Reva Hoover. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1963. She married her loving husband Allen Leon Dillon on June 20, 1963, and together over the 59 years had and raised 2 wonderful children, Brian (Mary) Dillon, and Michelle (Mark) Lightner.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Allen (Jelena), Nicholas (Beth), Brandon (Rachel) and Joseph as well as 3 great-grandchildren, Sisters Aretta James, Avnell Keener, Sharon Roberts (Alvin), Sheila Caulkins (George), Sister-in-Law Pee Wee and numerous other family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, brothers Ralph Jr. and Carson.
After leaving West Virginia, she and her husband moved to Cleveland, Ohio while finally settling in Chatham, Ohio to raise their family.
Elaine (as she went by to family and friends) was a devote Baptist, worshiping at Litchfield Baptist Church in Litchfield, Ohio serving as the Church Secretary for over 40 years.
In addition to being a wonderful homemaker, she spent time as an assistant schoolteacher, worked at Spencer Screw, and eventually retired proudly from Sears, while also belonging to the Chathams Womens Auxiliary League. She enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting,
gardening, canning, camping & spending time with family & friends.
Calling hour will be held Saturday January 14, 2023, from 12:00 PM until her Funeral Service which will be held at 2:00 PM at the Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High Street, Middlefield Ohio 44062. Pastor John Smith from Litchfield Baptist Church officiating. She will be laid to rest in Huntsburg Township Cemetery following the services.
Those who wish may make donations to Cleveland Clinic Hospice to Cleveland Clinic Foundation, PO Box 931517, Cleveland OH 44193-1655 or a good cause of their choice in her honor, in place of sending flowers.
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