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Glen “Pappy” Nicholas
Glen “Pappy” Nicholas, 76, of Frametown went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. He was born on January 28, 1947 in Wilsie.
He was met at Heaven’s gate by his parents, Harry Scott Nicholas and Cotha Carr Nicholas; his wife, Lillie Mae Johnson Nicholas; his sisters, Elsie “Sue” Buchanan and Grace Gooch; brother, Charles Nicholas; brothers-in- law, James “Jim” Buchanan and Gene Gooch; and his niece, Suzie Wilmoth.
Glen was a 1964 graduate from Gassaway High School. He volunteered to join the United States Air Force in 1965. In 1967 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He earned the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Small Arms Expert Marksman Ribbon before his honorable discharge in 1969.
He was a devoted member of the Belfont Simpson Church for nearly 50 years. His relationship with God was always evident to those around him. He loved his little white church and his wonderful church family.
Glen retired from Pletcher Pontiac after 20+ years of service. After retirement, he was able to resume volunteering at the Frametown Fire Department, of which, he was a founding member. He had much pride and joy in the department and its members who quickly became part of his “fire family”. Even though he was unable to go out on calls, he remained very active with the department and seldom missed a meeting. At the time of his passing, he was the Assistant Fire Chief.
Glen led a life of service, sacrifice and devotion to his family, country, church and community. When asked, “What made him decide to resume firefighting?” he replied, “A lot of the members work and can’t always leave for a call; I saw a need and I could fill it.”
He will be missed by all three of his families, friends and neighbors. Glen touched the lives of each person he walked with in this life.
Left to cherish his memory are his six children; Patty Davis Chapman, Mike Davis and wife, Bernie; Linda Davis Jackson and husband Jack; Deborah Davis Rymer and husband, Stanley; Nickey Nicholas Collins and husband Brian; Austin Glen “AG” Nicholas II and wife, Jennifer. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and several cats.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 P.M. Monday, March 20, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, 708 Braxton Street, Gassaway, WV.
Glen’s funeral was 11 A.M. Tuesday, March 21 at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Rollyson officiating with military rites to conclude the service.
Interment followed in the Carr Cemetery, Belfont.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Frametown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 401, Frametown, WV 26623.
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Carolyn Ellen Morton Stover
Carolyn Ellen Morton Stover passed away peacefully at Hubbard Hospice House on Thursday, February 16, 2023 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. Carolyn was born on June 27, 1932 in Sutton, WV to Marco and Ruth Morton of Morton’s Orchard. She had four siblings, Ann Morton Davis, Peter Morton, Seth Morton, and Dan Morton.
Carolyn attended local schools in Sutton and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Medical Technology. She moved to Charleston, WV to pursue a career as a medical technologist at Kanawha Valley Hospital in their Medical Laboratory. She was eventually promoted to Laboratory Director until her retirement. During her early days at Kanawha Valley Hospital, Carolyn met her future husband, Calvin C. Stover. They were married for 54 years until Calvin’s death in 2008.
Carolyn and Calvin settled in Dunbar, WV and had two children, Paula and Jay. In addition to her family and career, Carolyn loved animals, nature, and adventure. The family enjoyed traveling, spending time on the river, and family gatherings. She and Calvin and her children frequently visited the Morton family farm and orchards throughout her adult life. In the late 1970’s, Carolyn and Cal built a home near her parents’ farm in Sutton and they eventually moved there full time. Carolyn embraced country life and kept a garden, tended her flowers, fished, hunted for turkey and deer, and even learned to do her own taxidermy. She enjoyed going on 4-wheeler rides with friends through the hills and hollers, riding her horse Windy, and spending time with her dogs and other assorted pets. During recent years, Carolyn looked forward to weekly card games with her sister, Ann, and her friends, the Utts, the Elonis family, the Manganos, and the Barkers.
Carolyn was an active member of Rebecca Littlepage Presbyterian Church in Charleston. The church membership then moved to Riverview Presbyterian Church, where Carolyn and Cal worshiped for many years. Later they became members of the Wayside Church in Sutton, where Carolyn developed close ties with her church family.
Carolyn will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her sister, Ann Davis, and brother, Dan Morton, her children Paula Stover Santora and her husband Larry of Camarillo, CA, Roger “Jay” Stover and his wife Lisa Burke Stover of Cross Lanes, WV, her grandson Stephen Stover and wife Amanda, and granddaughter Jessica Stover, and by her great grandchildren Clara, Callan, and Victor.
Heartfelt thanks to the Davis family for their help and support during Carolyn’s later years in Sutton. The family would also like to thank the staff of CAMC General Neuroscience ICU and the Hubbard Hospice House for their excellent and compassionate care of Carolyn in her last days.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Wayside Church, 805 Old Turnpike Road, Sutton, West Virginia 26601. Visitation began at 1:00 pm and the Memorial Service began at 2:00 pm.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers and in memory of Carolyn, please make donations to the Wayside Church (mailing address: 1092 Old Turnpike Road, Sutton, WV 26601) or to your local animal shelter.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is honored to be serving the Stover family.
Online condolences may be sent

Patricia Ann Stewart
Patricia Ann Stewart, 95, of Morgantown, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 17, 1927 in Gassaway, WV, a daughter of the late Albert and Della Fay (Workman) Groves.
Pat was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. She was the owner and operator of Pat Stewart Realtors and was president of the WV Association of Realtors in 1989 and local board of realtors. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, 4-H All Stars, and president of the Monongalia County Chamber of Commerce in 1983. She started the Newcomers Club in 1976. Pat and her husband were principal owners of WJCF-FM, Westover from 1981-88.
She is survived by her children, Diane Stewart Lepley, Jeffrey Groves Stewart and his wife, Sandra; grandchildren,
Troy Peter Stewart, Guy Samuel Stewart and his wife, Jaya, William Lee Stewart and his wife, Hayley; and daughter in law, Heidi Stewart and her husband, Tom Gallegly; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Pat is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Guy Harry Stewart; son, Thomas C. Stewart; grandson, Brandon Stewart; and siblings, Albert Groves, Jr., Blaine Groves, Eleanor Stedman, and Mary Lou McCune.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the Thomas C. Stewart Scholarship Fund at Wesley United Methodist Church, 503 North High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505; to Brandon’s Helping Hands, c/o PACE Enterprises, 889 Mylan Park Lane, Morgantown, WV 26501; to WV Jackson’s Mill Endowment Fund #34064 or to the Guy H. Stewart Scholarship Fund #3S486, both addressed to the WVU Foundation, 1 Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, Morgantown, WV 26501-5952 or to your local 4-H Chapter.
Friends and family were received at Wesley United Methodist Church, 503 N. High Street, Morgantown, on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 1 PM until the time of the funeral service at 4:00 PM with Rev. Martha Ognibene officiating. In keeping with her wishes, cremation took place following the service.
Hastings Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at

Clara Mae Eubank
Clara Mae Eubank, 93, of Heaters, WV passed away on March 13, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 25, 1929, to parents Lanty and Macel Jackson Rose.
Clara Mae married Paul Eubank on January 30, 1950 and was married for 56-years before his passing in 2006. They traveled alone and with friends all over the United States. They visited every state except Hawaii and Alaska and has shared lots of memories about those trips.
She enjoyed cooking and baking. Clara Mae cooked for families in need and worked as a cook for Bud Prince and Libby’s Lunch. She will be forever remembered for her famous homemade bread and hot rolls. She loved to sew all sorts of clothes and Raggedy Ann dolls. Her and Paul made lots of homemade crafts and sold them. Clara Mae loved gardening, singing in church, sewing, quilting and crocheting.
She was a Christian by faith and a member of the Heaters United Methodist Church for 60+ years where she sang in the choir. She especially loved her family and spending time with them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Eubank; daughter, Shirley Hall; son-in-law; Boggs Hall; sister, Audrey Thayer; brothers, David Rose, Ray Rose and Gale Rose.
She is survived by her grandchildren; Jennifer Hoover and husband, Robbie, HP Hall and wife, Laura; great grandchildren, Molly Hoover, Jacob Hoover, first born fifth generation great-great granddaughter, Iyvi Saige; great grandchildren, Dakota Trejo, D’Laney Ritter (Zach); great-great grandchildren, Ryan Claire Ritter, and Luke Ritter; sisters, Caron Long (John), Sharon Walchuck (Jack), Patti Rose (Raymond) and Judy Bryant (Danny); brothers, Gene Rose, Tommy Rose (Molena); sister-in-laws; Irene Rose and Evelyn Rose; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; and her wonderful neighbors, Jeff, Linda and Garrett Perkins.
Family would like to thank all of the staff at WV Caring, Evelyn Farley and primary caregivers Gail Stump and Molly Hoover.
In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to Journey of Hope, 602 Elk Street, Gassaway, WV, 26624.
Service was held at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV. Visitation was two hours prior to the service from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Pastor Eric Veltre officiated the service. Burial followed at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Airport Road, Sutton, WV.
Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the family of Clara Mae Eubank.

Alice A. “Susie” Perkins
Alice A. “Susie” Perkins, 68 of Webster Springs went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at her home.
She was born October 6, 1954 in Fairmont. She loved to color and paint; go to church at Union Valley Church, where she was also a member; getting out of the house, and being with her family. She loved everyone and was always wanting to help her family and friends.
Susie was preceded in death by her biological mother Betty Perkins Gum and her parents John and Anna Stalnaker Perkins.
Left to cherish her memory are her sister Linda (Jim) Wilson; one niece; one nephew; one great-niece; two great-nephews; two great-great-nieces; many cousins; special aunt Genelda Lieby; her church family; and several extended family and friends to mourn her passing.
Friends joined the family for visitation on Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Susie’s life were held on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Cochran and Pastor Curt Davis officiating. Interment followed in High Knob Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Perkins family.

Robert R. Berry
Robert R. Berry passed away on Wednesday, February 8 at his home in Randolph with family by his side. He was 65.
A loving father to two girls, devoted husband, and friend to anyone who was up for a conversation, Robert affectionately known as Bob or “Mr. Bob” to the neighborhood kids—loved life and lived every minute to experience the joy around him.
He was born in Sutton, WV, on July 3, 1957, the son of John L. and Treva (White) Berry. Bob spent many summers on his grandparents’ farm, learning the ins and outs of gardening and being self-sufficient. He studied at West Virginia University before starting a career in construction.
It was during this time he met his wife, Debra, who he “spotted from a hundred yards away”—and knew she was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen. The two married in 1982 and enjoyed camping along the East Coast and visiting National Parks, before eventually settling down in Randolph to raise a family.
Bob was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his 30s. Despite this, his spirit and love for his family kept him active.
He never let his disease define him or hold him back but embraced it as an opportunity to take care of—and spend time with—his daughters as a stay-at-home dad, which was the greatest joy of his life.
Bob volunteered at the former T.C. Hamlin Elementary School and participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters. He was always happy to lend a hand, be it on how to fix or build just about anything and found joy in sharing his knowledge.
Also, an avid green thumb, Bob was known for his bountiful vegetable gardens and towering sunflowers. He loved canning, listening to classic rock (often at the highest possible volume) and WVU Mountaineer football.
Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gardiner where he was the Treasurer for several years and a Life[1]Time Trustee. He enjoyed the church community and made many close friends, whom he cherished deeply.
In recent years, Bob tried his hand at adaptive skiing at Sunday River and soaked up the sun in Casco Bay on The Impossible Dream, a sailboat made accessible for people with limited mobility. During summertime, he could be found at the Gardiner Waterfront, listening to live music with Debra, or scooting around the neighborhood with his dog Buddy by his side. He was a man who knew how to make the most of each day he was given and seized every opportunity to have a “far-out” time.
Robert is survived by his wife Debra (Edwards) Berry; his daughters Rebecca Berry and husband Dean Spencer, and Erica Berry and husband Kyle Gahm; his brothers Steven Berry and wife Karen, and John D. Berry and wife Jennifer, and sister MaryAnn Wilmoth and husband Mark; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Services will be held on June 10, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Gardiner. Times to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Maine General Health to benefit Hospice at
Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral
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Clyde K. “Woody” Wooddell
Clyde K. “Woody” Wooddell, age 84 of Corydon, Indiana left this earth on March 12, 2023. Woody was born on August 19th 1939 in Sutton West Virginia. After attending Sutton High School, where he met his future wife, Charlotte (Jordan), Woody enlisted in the Coast Guard. He had a long and distinguished career which included service with Coast Guard Squadron One in Vietnam; Officer in Charge-Station Miami Beach and Station Galveston. He retired a Master Chief Boatswain Mate. Woody and Charlotte retired in Corydon Indiana where he spent the remainder of his days.
Woody was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; his parents, Wayne and Pauline (Facemire); and his sister Patricia (Patsy).
He is survived by his children Marcia Bader of Parker, Co. (husband, Jerry and their children Sean, Samantha, and Andy); Michael Wooddell of Corydon, In. (wife, Wanda and son, Zachary); Daniella Wooddell of Miami, Florida; Angela Hartsfield of Morris, Ga. (husband, Dennis and their children Andrew and Ashley); and Christopher Wooddell of Corydon, In.(wife Jennifer).
He is also survived by his sister Nancy Conner of South Hill, Va. (husband, Paul and their daughter Peggy).
Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation, Flatwoods, WV. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from 11:00-1:00. Final resting place will be at Morrison Ridge Cemetery, Sutton, WV.