Jacqueline Joyce (Gum) Coombs
Jacqueline Joyce (Gum) Coombs, 61, of Hacker Valley passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Webster Memorial Hospital.
Born June 24, 1961 in Buckhannon, she was the daughter of Patricia (Lane) Gum and the late Clifford Gene Gum. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, and father of her children, David Chipps.
Jackie was a Christian and attended Independent Baptist Church of Cleveland. After graduating from Webster County High School, she attended Glenville State College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She then went above and beyond the call of duty, earning her Master’s Degree in Education from West Virginia University. Her love for children and her community kept her at the Hacker Valley Elementary School until she retired. And then, she continued teaching as a long-term substitute. Jackie enjoyed reading, doing needlepoint, and the word puzzle game, “Wordle”. She liked to travel, and her favorite destination was the beach. She held a special place in her heart for her grandbabies, whom she loved to visit frequently. Being a grandmother brought her joy like nothing else could.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, David Coombs; mother: Patricia Gum; sons: Nicholas Chipps (wife, Chelsea), Tyler Chipps (fiancé, Jenny), and Caleb Chipps (fiancé, Hannah); step-daughter, Julie Coombs (husband, Jordan Alt); grandchildren: Addilynn, Declan, and Huxley Chipps; step-grandson, River Coombs; brother, Clifford Gum (wife, Beth); and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Services to celebrate Jackie’s life were held 1pm, Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Cosner officiating. Burial followed at Hacker Valley Cemetery. Friends joined the family 6-9pm, Friday evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doddreedfh.com
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Jackie’s family.
William “Bill” Wesley Cutlip
On Thursday, January 19, 2023, William “Bill” Wesley Cutlip, 75, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away after a brief battle with cancer.
Bill was born April 25, 1947, in Sutton, West Virginia to the late Gerald Wayne and Dorothy Brosius Cutlip; proceeding in death was his older brother Roy Wayne “Butch” Cutlip of Sutton, WV.
Bill graduated from Sutton High School in 1965, attended Glenville State College, and graduated from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a medic at Eglin Air Force Base, near Pensacola, Florida. He served as City Manager/Clerk and as Volunteer Fireman #31 for the town of Williamstown, West Virginia. In 2007, he retired from the East Ohio River Gas Company (now Dominion).
From an early age, Bill enjoyed fishing and hunting with his twin brother Bob and and deer hunting with his son, relatives, and friends at their hunting camp in Braxton County. He also enjoyed gardening, coin collecting, sports and genealogy.
Those left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 53 years, Harriet Boggs Cutlip, daughter Jennifer Smith and Jonathan, son Wesley Cutlip and Fabian Garcia, and two beloved grandchildren Harrison and Mary Catherine, all of Charlotte; brother Robert P Cutlip and Nancy of Vienna, WV; sister Sarah (Sally) Grimm of Miramar Beach, Florida; Janie Cutlip of Sutton, WV, along with several nieces and nephews.
Bill was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will forever be a guiding light within the hearts of his family and those who knew him.
Graveside services will be held in Sutton, WV at a later date.
Linda Kay (Lasher) Bray
Linda Kay (Lasher) Bray, 79, of Webster Springs, formerly of Jellico, TN passed away at her daughter’s residence in Webster Springs on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Born May 18, 1943 in Jamestown, NY, Linda was the daughter of the late David W. and Margaret Catherine (Wilcox) Lasher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Francis Bray; her siblings: Brian Lasher and Donna “Dixie” Geiger; and her Aunt Louise Fransen.
Linda was a Licensed Practical Nurse and graduated from Jacksboro Technical College with an Associate’s Degree. She was an amazing Labor and Delivery nurse and was responsible for bringing many babies into the world. There are even a few out there that bear her namesake. She was a very talented lady, having learned many things along the path of her life. She had a passion for roller skating, and taught all of her children to do so; her youngest was taught to skate before she could even walk. Linda enjoyed crocheting, as well. She made many afghans and dresses for dolls, amongst other things. The gift of music was handed down to her through her father, who played the fiddle. But, playing the organ was her gift. She would often sit at her organ and play a variety of music for her family. Though she had the ability to play sheet music, she had the keen sense to play by ear or from memory. Her children were raised on true Classic Country music from artists such as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Dolly Parton, and Don Williams, to name a few. Weekend gatherings took place often at the Bray household to play Shang-hi Rummy and listen to “Country Gold Saturday Night”. In addition to her life-long appreciation for music, Linda enjoyed watching older television shows such as “Bonanza”, “The Rifleman”, and “Perry Mason”. And it was a rare occasion for her to miss an episode of “Jeopardy” or “Wheel of Fortune”. Vacationing was her favorite thing to do. Oftentimes, vacations would last two weeks and be packed full of a variety of things to do. Trips would begin at home in Tennessee and stops would be made to go camping and ride roller coasters at amusement parks. Of course it would not be a vacation without a visit at family members’ homes before culminating at Daytona Beach. Smaller venues like Ruby Falls and The Lost Sea would be visited on the trip home. She traveled via cruise ship several times, though she enjoyed them, even the beaches in the Bahamas did not begin to compare to her beloved Daytona Beach. Linda was a friend, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and a great-grandmother; but above all, she was a child of God. She was a member of Tannery Hollow Baptist Church in Jellico.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons: David Bray (wife, Crystal) and Don Bray (wife, Sheila), all of Williamsburg, KY; daughters: Carol Wilson (husband, Bobby) of Williamsburg, KY, and Cathy Pettry (husband, Matt) of Webster Springs; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Sarah Bray, Justin Hale (fiancé, Taylor) and their children: Ayden, Patrick, Serana, and Spencer, Zachary Bray and his son, Elijah, Jessica Bray and her son, Gabe, Luke Bray (wife, Emilea), Christy Howington (husband, Jeremiah)and their sons: Blane, Bryce, Drake, Jason, and Charlie, Samantha Wilson (fiancé, Brandon) and her son, Gideon, Alana Mills (husband, Derrick), Whitney Bauer (husband, Chris) and their son, Blake, Amanda Ramsey (husband, Jammie) and their sons: Gaige and Radley, Tyler Vanover (companion, Meg) and their children: Max and Ty, Jake Vanover, Sam Vanover, and Ali Pettry; her last living sibling, John Lasher, Sr. (wife, Claire); her sister-in-law, Helen Austin (husband, William); her grand-dog and protector, Zeke; as well as many friends and neighbors, a large extended family, and her beloved church family to celebrate her life and carry on her legacy.
In keeping with Linda’s wishes, she has been cremated and will have services to celebrate her life at 8pm, Saturday, March 11, 2023 at her church, Tannery Hollow Baptist Church, 649 Maple St. in Jellico, TN, with Pastor Lester Cox officiating. Friends may join the family for a time of fellowship from 6-8, prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doddreedfh.com
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bray family.
Harold Glenn ‘Pop’ Hyer
On February 15, 2023; we lost our beloved father, a devoted companion, and a best friend. Harold ‘Pop’ or ‘Pop-Pop’ was born in Big Otter, West Virginia in 1940.
Pop lived with his sister Sally and brother-in-law Daril Crislip for a short time in Gassaway, West Virginia before enlisting in the Navy. After his discharge from the service he lived in and around Washington D.C. finding his career employment as a Freight Salesman for trucking companies.
Pop met his wife Peggy Jo Weaver and they were married on July 23, 1961 and began their family. After having 4 children; Tommy Glen 1962, Timothy Greg 1964, Tricia Gayle 1970, and Todd Graham 1973 – Pop moved the family to Fallston, Maryland in 1977 where he lived for over 45 years. Pop had a vibrant and cheerful demeanor that endeared him to nearly everyone he met. From close friends to perfect strangers, Pop’s charm left an enduring mark on all of us.
Pop’s first love was cars. One of his first jobs was detailing cars as he loved a sharp, clean looking car from the old classics to the modern day, especially if they were fast! Naturally, he also had a love of motorcycles and was a fearless rider and was quite literally ‘Born to Ride’. He traveled up and down the east coast going to various bike weeks, extended rides into the mountains, and camping with friends in the state parks around Maryland. He owned several cars and motorcycles over the course of years and was always looking to upgrade his garage!
Pop’s favorite activity was golfing with family and friends. Although Pop generally lost his balls rather than putting them in the hole, there was nothing he enjoyed more than golfing on a nice day and having a cold beer with his kids, his niece Phyllis, or his best friends. Later in life, Pop became an enthusiastic traveler and adventurer. His beloved companion Katy Wolfe, helped to introduce and encourage him to visit new places and friends where he spread more of his infectious personality.
Pop served in the community upon his semi-retirement, as he loved his part-time job and Toyota family at Bill Kidd’s. He served as a local election official for many years. Pop was also a member of the local American Legion Post #39 where he was honored to assist in the weekly operations and functions for Veterans. Pop was also proud and honored to serve with his motorcycle band of brothers, the American Legion Riders Post #39. The group helps to fundraise for Veterans of the Post, support the community, and enjoy planned rides together throughout the season.
Pop is survived by his 4 children and their wives/husbands: Tommy Glen and Corina of Amarillo, Texas; Timothy Greg of Plymouth, Massachusetts; Tricia Gayle and Stephen Grabeel of Gordonsville, Virginia; and Todd Graham and Kristen of Louisa, Virginia. Survivors also include his grandchildren who he loved dearly: Colleen McGovern Hyer, Jacob Howard Grabeel, Thomas Jonathan Hyer, Erin Ashlyn Grabeel, Kendall Brooke Hyer, and Meghan Riley Hyer. Pop is preceded in death by his wife Peggy Jo Hyer, parents James and Dora, brothers James, Charles, Robert & William, sisters Elinor Young and Marjorie “Sally” Crislip.
Pop also is survived by his beloved companion Katie Wolfe and her daughter Barbara Wolfe-Comer and husband Arty. He will be dearly missed by his ‘second’ daughter Kelly Martin Gilliam and her family. Pop’s dearest companions included the Poker Club members, his best pals Charlie and Linda Kirsch, his dearest friends and motorcycle partners – Bart & Marianne Rommel, and his longtime best friend the late Clayton ‘Jeff’ Jefferson. Harold will be missed by his many neighbors and numerous friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life held in Pop’s honor on April 1st, 2023, 2:30-5:30 at the American Legion Post # 39, located on 500 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, Maryland 21014. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harold’s memory may be made to American Legion Post # 39, 500 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, Maryland 21014.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harold’s memory may be made to American Legion Post # 39, 500 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, Maryland 21014 US, https://www.alpost39.org/; and Salvation Army, PO Box 309, Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078 US, www.sa-md.org.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.schimunek-belair.com for the Hyer family.
Stephen Ray Zackoski
Stephen Ray Zackoski, 62, of Sutton, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at his residence.
He was born September 26, 1960 in Montgomery, WV, the son of Mavis Ghee Williams and the late Edwin Walter Zackoski. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Zackoski.
Steve was a Chef. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, loved the outdoors and working with his hands.
Left to cherish his memory was his loving mother, Mavis Williams of Sutton; a brother, Kent Zackoski of Muleshoe, TX; three sisters, Donna Sproles of Catharpin, VA, Sandy Ganoe of Corpus Christi, TX, Yolonda Bell of Maryville, TN.
A celebration of Stephen’s life was held at his mother’s residence at: 280 South Charles St. Sutton, on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored in serving the Zackoski family.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Allen Ray Thayer, Sr.
Allen Ray Thayer, Sr., 87, of Cowen passed away on March 3, 2023 at home, with family and friends by his side.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Worthy (Doc) Thayer and Ella James Thayer; wife, Evelyn Mace Thayer; daughter, Meriel Ann Thayer; son, Leslie Patrick Thayer; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Ledman Thayer; grandson, Patrick Allen Thayer; son-in-law, Arley Wayne Williams.
Allen was a retired mechanic for Shell Corporation, former guard at NASA and he helped build I 79. He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his brother, Harry (Bonnie) Thayer of Redlands, CA; daughters, Linda Thayer Williams of Cowen, WV, Marilyn Queen of Cowen; son, Allen Ray Thayer, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC; granddaughters, Casey (David) Tyler of Cowen, Lacey Williams of Cowen, Connie Hosey of Cowen, Samantha Thayer of Buckhannon; grandsons, Traicl Hosey, Jr. of Cowen, Allen Thayer, III of Sutton, Robert Thayer of Chesapecke, OH; great- grandchildren, Skylor Graybeal (Jake) of Fairmont, Gabriel Stanley of Craigsville, Madison McQuerry of Cowen, Kyria Hosey of Weston, Josh Tallarito of Cowen, Jeff Tallarito of Cowen, Sierra Cowell of Richwood, Tanner Thayer of Bogalusa, LA, Mason Thayer of Sutton, Lilly Thayer of Fayetteville, NC; great-great grandchildren, Bruce Tallarito and Emersyn McCartney. Special family close to his heart, Buelyn Taylor of Craigsville, Tammy (Mark) Coffman of Summersville and long time companion, Scarlet Cogar of Webster Springs; several cousins, nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Daisey Mae.
A celebration of Allen’s life was held 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Pastor Brian Tannous officiating. Family received friends 12:30 pm till time of services.
Greene- Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Thayer family.
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Derrah Gay Jarvis Woodrum
Derrah Gay Jarvis Woodrum, 83, of Duck passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at home.
She was born on February 27, 1940 in Braxton County to the late William Jarvis and Elsie Eagle Jarvis.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Chaney and her husband, James Chaney; grandchildren, Shannon and Jason; brothers, Junior, James, Joe, Tom, Ed and Dale; and long time companion, Ben Wymer.
Gay retired from the Ford Motor Company with 25 years of service. She loved to paint. Gay also enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and shopping. Going places to listen to Bluegrass music was one of her hobbies. She was a Christian by faith.
She will be forever remembered by her daughters, Shirley Woodrum-Jones of Duck and Crystal Lemieux and husband, James Sr., of Cleveland, OH; brothers, John Jarvis of Duck and Michael Jarvis of Hallsburg; grandchildren, Dawn, Ralph, Mike, Billy, Anna, Kimmy, James Jr., Angeni, and Michael; 30 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 4 to 6 P.M. Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Funeral service was 11 A.M. Monday, March 6 at the funeral home with Reverend Johnny Conrad officiating.
Interment followed in the Eagle Cemetery, Duck.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at roachfuneralhome.com.
Verner Goodrich, 82, of Rosedale, gained his heavenly wings on Monday, February 27, 2023. He went home to be with his mom, Eula; his dad, Ray; brother, Van; sisters, Vonna Stuart and Vivian Carr; favorite uncle, Ross Goodrich; and beloved grandmother.
He worked as a timberman for 40+ years. All Verner’s daughters were special to him and it made his day when they would call or visit him. He enjoyed sitting on the porch with his son, Rick, and his wife would bring them coffee to drink while they had father-son chats. Verner enjoyed working with his son, Verner II, in the garage and teaching him how to fix motors. His family and friends would often come to him for advice on how to fix their vehicles, deeming him “The Oracle”. Hummingbird watching on his porch was his favorite pastime. Reading western books, watching westerns on the television and doing puzzle books in his man cave were also things he enjoyed.
Verner will be fondly remembered by his wife, Goldie, who he loved and cherished more than anyone in the world; sons, Rick Goodrich of Rosedale, Verner (Cindy) Goodrich II of Rosedale; daughters, Verna (Bobby) Fredrick, of Glenville, Deanna Miller of Grantsville, Diane (Charles) Stump of Frametown, Dana Recknagle of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Nancy (Greg) Turner of Orangeburg, SC, and Vonnie Goodrich of Rosedale; granddaughter, who he helped raise and loved like a daughter, Kristin (James) Cottrill of Rosedale; great grandson and best buddy, Daniel Wyatt Cottrill of Rosedale; sisters, Vae Cayton of Lorrain, Ohio, Vera (Jim) Johnson of Frametown, Vada Knicely of Burnsville; longtime friend, Rodney Greenlief of Rosedale; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and neighbors who will remember Verner with love.
In keeping with Verner’s wishes there was a graveside for him at 1 P.M. Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Rosedale Community Cemetery with Elder Larry Fisher officiating.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
June Ruth Deel Wilson
June Ruth Deel Wilson, 88 of Bolair passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023 at her home. June was born June 6, 1934 in Bolair and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Amelia Davis Cogar. Along with her parents she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Junior “Bud” Deel , second husband, Eugene Wilson; two sons, Wiliams Charles Deel and an infant son; six brothers, Cecil, Claude, Russell, Richard, Harry and Carlton Cogar; sisters, Retha Mason, Hazel Adamy and Lenore Hanlan; son in law, Frank Klimko; stepson, Phillip Wilson and step daughter in law Vickie Wilson.
June was a lifelong resident of Webster County and was a member of the Sand Run Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, singing gospel music but most of all spending time with her family.
Surviving are her daughter, Annie Klimko; grandson; Justin (Sharonda) Walker and their daughter Genavieve Skye-Cheyanne Walker; granddaughter, Caileigh Klimko; a nephew that she raised, Allen Cogar; stepchildren, Dennis (Ann) Wilson. Eugene T. Wilson, Lynn (Loye) McCourt, Susie (Dana) Hackworth; step daughter in law, Sue Wilson and also many nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs with Pastor Doug Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Handschumacher Cemetery, Upperglade. Friends may join the family for visitation 6-9 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs is honored to be serving the Deel/Wilson family.
Sally Ann Reeder (Snyder)
Sally Ann Reeder (Snyder) of Cowen passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Bower’s Hospice House in Beckley, WV. She was born April 12, 1941, a daughter of the late Van and Virginia (Cobb) Snyder of Cowen. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Bill Reeder. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Robert Snyder of Hillsville, WV, Lowell Snyder of Cowen, WV and sister, Carol Snyder Riling of Charleston, WV.
Sally leaves to cherish her memory her son, Craig Steven Snyder (Evon) of Webster Springs, WV, her daughters, Carrie Reeder Isaacs (Steve) of Waynesboro, VA, Melissa Reeder Beckett (Dexter) of Cowen, WV and her sister, Judy Snyder Wood (Michael) of Princeton, WV. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jonathan Isaacs of Harrisonburg, VA, Christina Snyder-Kagieni (Sina) of Parkersburg, WV and Annabella Snyder of Morgantown, WV.
Her love of flowers and gardening provided personal fulfillment by tending to her daylilies and numerous other flower gardens, as well as, her membership in the West Virginia State Garden Club. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she kept her family and their interests as her foremost priority. She enjoyed hosting gatherings and cooking holiday meals for her family. Another love of her life was her church family of First Baptist Church of Cowen.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Bower’s Hospice House and Summersville Regional Medical Center and to her faithful friend, Sherl Bender.
A memorial service will be held at Memorial Gardens, Craigsville, WV at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th with the interment to follow. The family will receive friends, share remembrances and celebrate Sally’s life an hour prior to the memorial service.
For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472 or www.hospiceofsouthernnwv.org