Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Charles Doyle Boggs
Charles Doyle Boggs, beloved husband, son, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, passed away at the age of 92 on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023, after a short illness.
Doyle was the youngest son of Robert Lee Boggs and Arkie Juanita James. Aside from briefly working away on the railroad, Doyle was a lifelong resident of Gassaway. A 1949 graduate of Gassaway High School, he married the love of his life, Ethel Mae Westfall, in 1950. The dedication and love between Doyle and Ethel Mae were evident to all those who know them.
Doyle began his railroad career as a clerk for the B&O Railroad in Gassaway, retiring in 1987 with 37 years’ service at Cowen. He served his country in the WV Army National Guard.
A man of tremendous faith in God and love of his family, church family and neighbors, he was one of the oldest members of Gassaway Baptist Church, serving as deacon, trustee, and Sunday school teacher through the years. Besides faith and family, one of his greatest joys was helping with construction and repair projects for the church and others in the community. In past years, Doyle especially enjoyed helping to prepare his homemade biscuits for the Easter Sunrise Service breakfast.
Doyle is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ethel Mae Boggs (Westfall); their children, Brent Boggs (Jean) and Bruce Boggs (Teresa); grandchildren, Jessica Cote` (Greg), Jacob Boggs (Erika), Justin Boggs (Jennifer), Josh Boggs (Clarissa), Miranda Boggs (Jesse), Noah Porter, and Courtney Porter; great-grandchildren, Collin Singleton, Tyler Boggs, Katelynn Boggs, Gavin Singleton, Sawyer Boggs, Kenzie Boggs, Carson Boggs, Joseph Murphy, Riley Boggs, Darren Boggs, Melvyn Lehman; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers: Harold Lee Boggs, Lawrence Earl Boggs, John William Boggs, James Robert Boggs; Great-grandson Tristian Nathaniel Boggs.
Doyle’s visitation was 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Gassaway Baptist Church, Gassaway.
His funeral service was 11 A.M. Monday, January 16th at the church with Pastor Mark Stump officiating. A viewing was also held an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Interment with Masonic Rites was in the Beall’s Mill Cemetery, Gassaway.
Doyle will be deeply missed by all who loved knew him. He will always be remembered for his faith in God, kind heart, steadfast dedication to his wife, Ethel Mae, and unwavering dedication to Christ and his family.
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Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Sandra Kay Parkhurst Lynch
Sandra Kay Parkhurst Lynch, 80 of Summersville, went home to her Lord on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Ansted Center after an extended illness. She was born August 17, 1942 in Eagleville, Missouri, a daughter of the late Clarence and Doris Bowen Parkhurst.
She was a Christian by faith; enjoyed flower gardening, working, traveling, and spending time with her family. She was a very personable person, always wearing a smile; and was loved by all, especially her grandchildren. She was former owner of L&L Builders Supply and Town & Country Hardware in Webster Springs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Allen Lynch; son Scott Lynch; daughter Sandra Leigh Lynch Osborn; sisters Kathryn Eliouse Henderson; brother Lyle Keith Parkhurst; and two great-grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her children Mike Wyant, James (Becky) Lynch, Gwen Wyant, Rhonda Hudson, and Diane (Vic) Parkers; siblings Donna Irene Tull, Marvin Rex Parkhurst, Icel Nadeen Nigh, Ruby Marcene Osborn, Evelyn Leora McLain, Theola Pauline Palmer, Erma Christine Perry, Richard Neil Parkhurst, and Roena Faye Collins; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and special friends James and Imogene Bernett of Senoia, GA and Brenda Estes of MO.
Friends joined the family for visitation on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Celebration of Life Funeral Services were held on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home with her son, Pastor James Lynch, and Pastor Ryan Trescott officiating. Private Burial took place in West Virginia Memorial Gardens.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lynch family.

Iva Lee Beamer
Iva Lee Beamer, 82, of Sutton, WV passed away on December 31, 2022. She was born on September 21, 1940 to parents Henry James Morton and Irene Barnett Morton.
Iva is preceded in death by her parents and stepfather J.C. Nave; husband: Walter O. “Ted” Beamer; great grandson: Levi Burroughs; brothers: Orlie Morton, Cecil Morton, Lenoard Morton, Charles Morton and Darrell Nave; sisters: Charlotte Street, Monnie Williams, Louise Ingram and Marion Hulse; stepsons: Rondal and Christopher Beamer.
She is survived by her daughter: Kathern Beamer; grandchildren: Christopher Westfall and Valarie Mollohan; great grandchildren: Dalton Brown, Owen Beamer, Willow Westfall and Gunnier Westfall; sisters: Carolyn Lyons, Joyce Norman, Ruthie Lovelace and brother: James Nave; stepchildren: Robert and Richard Beamer; step grandchildren: Jennifer, Jon, Crystal and Cody Beamer; and step great grandchildren.
Iva was a Christian by faith and attended High Knob Church. She enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening and loved spending time with her family.
Service were held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM at High Knob Church. Visitation was one hour prior to the service from 12-1 PM. Pastor Rod Nicholas officiated the service. Final resting place was at Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the family of Iva Beamer.

Brenda Mae Oswald
Brenda Mae Oswald, 72, of Birch River, WV went to her heavenly home with the Lord on January 9, 2023.
Born March 1, 1950 in Sutton, WV a daughter of the late Ira Edward Canfield and Maude Eleanor White Dennison. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister Joyce Hickman.
Brenda was a Baptist by faith. She loved her family, friends, and pets. She enjoyed going to church, family gatherings, loved jewelry, the beach, dancing, going to yard sales, and playing cards. Brenda will be remembered for her beautiful smile, mischievous and playful shenanigans.
Left to cherish her memory is her beloved family including sons, John Wesley Dodrill (Drema) and Steven Neil Dodrill (Donna), grandchildren Joey Dodrill (Becca), Luke Dodrill (Chelsey), Vanessa Ellison (Brenton), and Autumn Sparks (Cody), sisters Betty Houghton of Ohio, Mavis Thomas (David) of SC, Barbara Nash of Ohio, Linda Fenwick of Ohio, Cindy Campbell (Greg) of WV, Sheila Groves of WV, and brother Steve Canfield of WV, four great grandchildren, Huck, Blaine, Hadley, and Riggs, as well as a fifth expected to arrive in the spring. Several friends and extended family are left to mourn her passing.
Funeral services to celebrate Brenda’s life were Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Tinney officiating. Friends called one hour prior to services. Brenda was laid to rest next to her mother at the Keener-Wood Cemetery, Morris, WV.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Oswald family.
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Lucille Eagle Rhodes
Lucille Eagle Rhodes, 90, a long time resident of Sutton, WV passed away January 13, 2023 peacefully at home surrounded by her family due to complications related to colon cancer.
She was born April 11, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin H. Eagle and Treacy Bell (Jackson) Eagle.
Lucille was a loving wife and homemaker until her two children was grown. She then went to work with the Braxton County Board of Education specializing in Special Education. She retired after 22 years with a Distinguish Service Award in 1992. Working with the school children was the most rewarding part of her career.
She was a member of Stump Chapel Church at Tesla, WV and later became a member of Sutton Baptist Church for many years.
Being outside working in her yard was her most enjoyable hobby and feeding the several hummingbirds that visited her yard daily. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and loving her two grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years George Franklin Rhodes and her son George Kelly Rhodes, brother Donnie Eagle, and sisters Ruth Marsh and Ileen Fleming Freeman.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Garrison of Third Lake, IL, grandson Kevin Garrison (Marcy) of Spring Grove, IL, and granddaughter Sarah Garrison (Andrew Glass) of Round Lake Beach, IL, 7 great-grandchildren including, Clayton, Cameron, Delaney, Alexis, Hunter and Haydon Garrison of Spring Grove, IL, and AJ Glass of Round Lake, IL.
Visitation was held on Monday, January 16, 2023 from noon to 1:00 pm at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton, WV. Interment immediately followed at Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, WV.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rhodes family.
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Everett Jackson “Jack” Wine
Everett Jackson “Jack” Wine passed away January 11, 2023, during surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Jack was born August 16, 1958, in Sutton, WV to the late Clinton Wine and Arletia Teter Wine.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his precious son, Storm Wine; his youngest brother, Joe Wine; his father-in-law, Patrick Kraus; and his beloved Boston Terrier, Leo.
Jack grew up in Corley, WV and attended Braxton Co. High School. He was carpenter and plumber by trade and could fix or build nearly anything. He often said he was “A Jack of all trades and a master of none”. He was a gifted and hard working man. Following a workplace injury in 2018 Jack retired and became a full time “Baba” to his cherished grandson, Silas. Jack often said it was the best job he could ever have.
Jack was a simple and sweet man needing very little to be happy and rarely asking for anything. He never complained even when he had a right to. He was quick to lend a hand, tell a joke, or offer quiet comfort and support to those he loved.
Jack is survived by his much loved wife of nearly 32 years, Tracy Current Wine; his beloved daughter, Katrina Wine or “Lovey” as she was called by her dad since birth; and his special grandson, Silas Jackson Wilkinson, all of whom lived with Jack in Weston, WV.
Jack loved his siblings and told many stories of their adventures growing up. He is survived by his sister, Patty (Bucky) Pritt of Copen, WV, his sister, Kathy Meckley of Flatwoods, WV, sister Martha Asbury of Birch River, WV, and brother, Jeff Wine of Corley, WV.
Jack is survived by his many nieces and nephews with whom he enjoyed spending time. He was always a kid at heart. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends whom he loved dearly.
Jack is survived by his sisters-in-law, Kimberly Brady of Weston, WV, and Leslie (Jerry) Dukes of Horner, WV and his mother-in-law, Linda Kraus, of Weston, WV who will miss her best handyman.
In keeping with Jack’s wishes, he was cremated.
Please join us for a Gathering of Family and Friends at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV on January 21, 2023, from 12 pm to 2 pm to celebrate the life of this special man.
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Nancy Phyllis Edna Bartlett
Nancy Phyllis Edna Bartlett, 82, of Webster Springs, WV passed away peacefully on December 22, 2022 surrounded by family.
Nancy was born in Webster Springs on November 15, 1940 to James Ross Cogar and Mae Rosalie Schrader. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband George Frederick Bartlett.
She is survived by her brother Dana Ross Cogar of Webster Springs and sister Lettie Jane (John) Rinko of King George, VA; nieces and nephews: Abraham “A.J.” Cogar of Morgantown, John (Terri) Rinko of Dahlgren, VA, Lisa (Tim) Henry of Morgantown, James “Jim” (Meredith) Rinko of Dahlgren, VA, Derinda Cogar of Webster Springs, Jason Phinney of Arlington, TX; eight great-nieces and nephews; step-children include David Gregory Bartlett of Morgantown and Kimberly Ann Jones of Glen Allen, VA; and many friends.
Nancy was an honor student throughout school and then graduated with honors from the WV Business School in Clarksburg. She worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in Elkins and then later went to work for Mon Power Company. She worked in the Webster Springs office initially, then transferred to Gassaway where she worked for many years and finally transferred to the Fairmont office where she retired.
She was an avid book reader and often helped the libraries raise funds by donating her crocheted afghans to be auctioned off. She said crocheting was relaxing for her and she enjoyed giving her works to others. Gardening and being outdoors were her favorite hobbies. She enjoyed growing her own vegetables and flowers. Photography was another passion of hers and you rarely saw her without her camera.
There will not be a public service at this time. She did ask that if any donations were made, to please donate them to the Webster-Addison Public Library.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bartlett family.

Elbert Kyle Anderson
Elbert Kyle Anderson, 71 of Hacker Valley, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at WVU Memorial Hospital, Ruby Memorial.
He was born February 12, 1951 in Webster Springs to the late Elbert K. and Thelma Simmons Anderson and worked the majority of his life in the coal mines.
He was Christian by faith; enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, growing a fruit garden, and was very much into nature. He enjoyed being as close to nature as possible. He loves sports and was Homecoming King when he played for Webster County.
Kyle is survived by his wife Nora Dean Nichols; children Lance (Joanna) Anderson, Destry Anderson, and Wilma (companion Mike Chisolm) Anderson; brother Jan Anderson; sisters Tewana Burch and Kathie Fisher; grandchildren Emma Chisolm, Ephraim Anderson, Vitressa Anderson, and Leighanora Anderson; his very best friend Derek Lake; and several extended family and friends to mourn his passing.
Private Memorial Services to celebrate Kyle’s life will be held at a later date.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Anderson family.