Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Leo Raymond & King Lorelei King
Leo Raymond King, 63, and Lorelei King, 41 of Sutton, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.
He was born March 15, 1960, in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late Jesse & Betty Rose King. Lorelei was born February 24, 1982, in Buckhannon, WV, the daughter of Carol Robinson Marsh and the late William David Marsh. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Donna Ellen Hamrick; brother, Kenny Lee King.
Raymond was a Coal Miner for Brooks Run Coal Company and a member of Long Run Baptist Church.
Lorelei was a Tree Trimmer for Penn Line and a member of Long Run Baptist Church.
Left to cherish their memories are there children, Daizy King of Morgantown, Heidi King, Rayvne King and Layla King all of Little Birch, Tonya King Young (Russell) of Sutton, Josh King of Sutton; Lorelei’s mother, Carol Marsh of Little Birch; Raymond’s sisters, Tammy Gillespie of Tesla, Gladys Teter and Karen Dean both of Sutton; 7 grandchildren.
Joint memorial services will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the King/Marsh families.
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Bonnie Ruth (Mick) Kuhn
Bonnie Ruth (Mick) Kuhn For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone that believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16).
Bonnie Ruth (Mick) Kuhn, 96, formerly of Funkstown, MD, passed away Monday, March 27, 2023, at Somerford House, Hagerstown, MD. She was born May 29, 1926, in Orlando, Braxton County, WV. She was the daughter of the late Claud Mortimer and Haydee Gertrude (Skinner) Mick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Fred W. Kuhn, on January 17, 2022, a daughter, Charlotte, on December 29, 1955, a son-in-law, Franklin P. Woodring, on January 26, 2013, and a brother, Claud M. Mick, Jr. Bonnie graduated from Burnsville High School in Burnsville, WV where she was the Salutatorian of the Class of 1942. She attended and graduated from West Virginia Business College in Clarksburg, WV. She was a stay-at-home mother until her daughter was in high school. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and hosting friends and family in her home. Bonnie worked at Wright-Speicher & Gardner and was a secretary for Fred Wright, Jr. in the early 1960s. In 1965 Bonnie became the secretary at Grace Brethren Church and worked for the late Dr. Bob Collitt. She retired in 1982.
Bonnie was a member of Cornerstone Community Church (formerly, Grace Brethren) where she served as a deacon, SMM leader, and youth leader. She was on the Missions Committee and taught Sunday School along with numerous other duties.
She was part of the volunteer staff of the Maryland Cracker Barrel magazine.
She is survived by her daughter, Suanne Kuhn Woodring, grandson, Chad Woodring and wife Dawn, great grandchildren, Clare and Lance Woodring, a brother, Charles E. Mick, Sr. of Jarrettsville, MD, and several nieces and nephews. Private interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for Bonnie and Fred Kuhn will be held June 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Community Church. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Kuhn/Woodring fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County, 37 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or the Pavilion Fund at Cornerstone Community Church, 20510 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Madison Ray “Matt” Gregory
Madison Ray “Matt” Gregory, 87 of Webster Springs went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at his home.
He was born September 16, 1935 in Bergoo to the late James I. and Effie S. Hamrick Gregory. He graduated from Webster Springs High School and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He married the love of his life, Peggy, on August 11, 1959. Upon leaving the Service, he worked as an airline mechanic which took him and Peggy to many parts of the Country, including Texas, Arlington, VA, and Aliquippa, PA. He worked for Allegheny Airlines and later US Airway in Pennsylvania where he and Peggy raised their sons. Upon retirement, they moved back to West Virginia.
Matt was active in his community having been a Little League Coach, had his private pilot license, served as President of the Jumbo Community Center, was a member of the Upper Holly Union Mission Church, and loved attending revivals and Church functions. He especially loved attending the Gregory Family Reunion each year and was usually the first to arrive. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Martha E. “Peggy” Cogar Gregory; twelve siblings: Ruby, Arden, Charles, Ruth, Hubert, James W. “Wibb”, Isaac “Bud”, Lexie “Merle”, Victor, Clinton, Betty and Raymond; and his special friend David Heaton.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Mitchell (Lynn) Gregory, James (Linda) Gregory, Stewart (Kirsten) Gregory, and Allen (Patricia) Sutphin; grandsons Jason, Kyle, Justin and Joseph “Joey” Gregory; granddaughter Ashley “A.J.” Redinger; great-grandchildren Mya and Liam Redinger; many nieces, nephews, friends, and his church family whom he cherished.
Services to celebrate Matt’s life were held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Upper Holly Union Mission Church with Pastors Kenny Pritt and Curt Davis officiating. Interment followed in McCoy Cemetery, Webster Springs.
Friends joined the family for visitation two hours prior to service time at the Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gregory family.

Debra Lynn Helton
Debra Lynn Helton passed peacefully at home in the comfort of her loving family on March 17, 2023. She was born on December 22, 1955 to Charles Ray Carr and Rita Carr in Sutton, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Ray Carr; brother, Stanley R. Carr; and ex-husband, Harold (Butch) Junk.
Debbie is survived by spouse, Greg Helton, of Greenback, Tennessee; her mother, Rita Carr; sister, Patti Carr; and sister, Brenda Crews and husband Chris Crews.
In Tennessee, by her children, daughter, Jessica Jarrett; her son, Michael Junk and his wife, Kendra; and stepson, Todd Junk of Baltimore, Maryland.
Debbie‘s grandchildren, Eason, Natalee, and Oaklie, were her pride and joy! With more grandchildren on the way, Mamaw’s memory will always be kept alive in the years to come.
She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
One of Debbie’s favorite things to do was travel trips to West Virginia to have extended visits with her Momma. The time was always spent with her trusted friend and companion, Kopper, her golden retriever, who daily shared a morning banana.
A special memorial will be held with family and friends. Debbie’s kindness touched the lives and hearts of all who met her. We will miss her so.

Dacil Merrideth Bickel Anderson
Dacil Merrideth Bickel Anderson, 96, of Gassaway, passed away peacefully April 1, 2023 at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Walter Junior Anderson.
She is survived by her children; Walter Ray Anderson, Mary Ellen Anderson and Dacil Jean Anderson; many cousins; and nieces and nephews.
Dacil was born April 19, 1926 and grew up in Webster County.
She was the daughter of the late Reverend George Arnold Bickel and Elsie Mary Life Bickel.
She graduated from Webster County High School in 1944. She earned a World War II teacher’s certificate and taught school for some time after graduation. She married Walter Junior Anderson on October 17, 1946. They moved to Gassaway in 1949 and she became a dedicated mother and homemaker for the remainder of her life. She always relied on prayer and her relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Celebration of Dacil’s life will be 1 P.M. Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Rodney England officiating.
A gathering of family and friends will be from Noon until the time of service at the funeral home.
Entombment will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery Mausoleum, Gassaway.
Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway is in charge of arrangements.
The Family would like to thank WVU Medicine Home Health, Dr. Darla Gant, and WV Caring Hospice Care for their care and services.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or call 1-800-435-7669.
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