Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Phillip James Duffield, Sr
Phillip James Duffield, Sr., 62, of Clay passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at WVU Medicine Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.
He was born March 19, 1961 in Sutton to the late Janice Drake Burkammer.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his son, Tony Duffield; and his brother, Tommy Duffield.
Phillip graduated from Clay County High School. He worked as a tree trimmer and arborist.
He is survived by his sons, P.J. Duffield (Rita) of Summersville, and Eric Duffield (Brittney) of Looneyville; brothers, Keith Duffield of Duck and Carl Duffield of Duck; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Private interment in McCracken Cemetery, Duck.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
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Freddie Glenn May
Freddie Glenn May, 82, of Gassaway, WV passed away peacefully at home on June 5th, 2023.
Born in Flatwoods, WV on February 7, 1941 to the late Val and Kathleen May.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Ann (Piddle) May.
Freddie is survived by a son, Christopher May and wife, Misty, of Rock, WV; four granddaughters, Abbigail Presley, Zoe May, Mia May, and Ryland Barlow; brother, Eddie May and wife, Myrna; sisters, Valeen Armstrong, Mary Brandt and husband, Doug; brother-in-law, Greg Nettles and wife, Suzanne.
Freddie was a long-time employee of Union Carbide at Institute, WV. He was a member of the WV National Guard. He enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, sports and the Mountaineers. He also loved watching his son and granddaughters play sports.
Honoring Freddie’s wishes he was cremated.
A gathering of family and friends for Piddle and Freddie was from 12 Noon to 2 P.M. Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
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Virginia Ann “Piddle” May
Virginia Ann “Piddle” May, 79, of Gassaway passed away on May 22, 2023, peacefully at her home.
Born in Charleston, WV on June 28th, 1943, to the late Harlan and Wilma Jean Nettles of Gassaway.
Piddle truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures like playing cards, bird watching and listening to her chimes while sitting on the porch.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years Freddie May.( Freddie passed away on June 5, 2023); a son, Christopher May and wife, Misty, of Rock, WV; granddaughters, Abbigail Presley, Zoe May, Mia May and Ryland Barlow; a brother, Greg Nettles and wife, Suzanne, of Philipp; brother-in-law, Eddie May and wife, Myrna; sisters-in-law, Valeen Armstrong and Mary Brandt and husband, Doug; along with several nieces and nephews.
Honoring Virginia’s wishes she was cremated.
A gathering of family and friends for Piddle and Freddie was from 12 Noon to 2 P.M. Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
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George “Larry” Johnson
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George “Larry” Johnson, on May 23, 2023. Born on October 23, 1948, Larry was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth (Nik) Salvo and Jennifer Johnson; granddaughters Summer and Lily Nitsche, Alexis Uhl, and Susan Warren; grandson Kody Stillwagon; brothers Bruce (Deb) and Richard (Martha) Johnson; and sister Anne (Mike) Minnick. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Susan (Susie) Johnson; mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Johnson-DuCoin; father, George Irvin Johnson; and daughter Abigail Johnson.
A graduate of Collingswood High School in 1968, Larry dedicated much of his time to serving the community and his church, the First Baptist Church of Collingswood. Larry held numerous positions within the church, including Youth Leader, Church Council member, IHOC Homeless Outreach, Mission Board, Senior Bible Study Leader, and Sunday School Teacher. Additionally, he was a Youth Leader with AGAPE.
Larry had a diverse range of interests and favorites. A proud fan of everything Philadelphia, he supported his hometown sports teams. Larry also took pleasure in researching genealogy.
Larry was best described as giving, charismatic, and hi-LARRY-ous. Larry leaves a legacy of love for Jesus Christ and all of his fellow mankind, which will continue to inspire those who knew him.
In memory of Larry’s remarkable life, we invite loved ones to join us in celebrating his contributions to his family, friends, and community. Services will be held on June 17th, 2023 at noon. A memorial service will take place at The First Baptist Church of Collingswood, New Jersey followed by an inurnment with his beloved wife, Susie, at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. All are welcome for food and fellowship upon returning to First Baptist Church of Collingswood afterward.
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Beulah Lenora “Boots” Brown
Beulah Lenora “Boots” Brown, 90 of Webster Springs passed away June 6, 2023 at her residence. Beulah was born August 28, 1932 in Centralia, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late Harrison Payne and Daisy Hicks Hatlay. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Dencil Brown Sr; sons Thomas and Richard Brown; and brothers Homer and Hansel Payne.
Beulah was a member of the Barton United Methodist Church and worked at Webster County Memorial Hospital nurse aid for many years. Beulah loved traveling, hunting, fishing, digging for ginseng, going 4-wheeling , and the outdoors. She also enjoyed crafting, gardening, was an excellent seamstress, and loved being with her family.
Surviving are her son Dencil “ Denny” (Lee) Brown, Jr of Bruceton Mills, WV; daughter Judy (Jack) Hall of Webster Springs, WV; grandchildren Jack Hall Jr of Morgantown, WV, Michelle (Charles) Rogan of Lumberport, WV, Dencil Brown III of Weston, WV, Jesseca (Shane) McClanahan of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Nela (Nicholas) Haskiell, and Avery McQuiston; great grandchildren Megan Walker, Erika and Mia Ferris, Chase, Jasmine, and Riley McClanahan, and Gracie Haskiell.
Services to celebrate Boot’s life were held 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Burial followed at Miller Cemetery. Friends joined the family for visitation 12 Noon until 3:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.
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Dodd and Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs is honored to serve Brown family.

Sharon Lynn Hudson
Sharon Lynn Hudson, 63, of Sissonville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2023.
She was born October 20, 1959 in Charleston, to Wilbur and Sylvia Taylor Cavender.
Sharon was a loving wife and mother to not only her own children, but to countless others. A dedicated and passionate troop leader Sharon spent decades with the Girl Scouts organizing trips, planning events, and mentoring the young members of her Girl Scout troops. The legacy she left on girls of the Sissonville area through these efforts will not be forgotten.
An avid photographer, Sharon always had a camera in her hand to capture memories, whether that be taking photos for Girl Scout activities, family events, or even for the yearbook at Flinn Elementary; which she continued to work on long after her own children had left the school. Sharon loved nothing more than to share her pictures with everyone.
Sharon loved camping, spending many summers camping with family and friends at Holly River State Park.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Hudson; and father, Wilbur Cavender.
Sharon is survived by her mother, Sylvia Cavender of Charleston; her sister, Karen Cavender-Swiney of Sutton; her daughter, Krista Mason and husband Nick of Columbus, OH; Alexis Hudson of Columbus, OH; Alyssa Hudson of Columbus, OH; Jessica Cavender of Charleston; step-daughter, Jeni Greene and husband William of Eure, NC; grandchildren, Alexandria Cavender, Adrian Cavender, Jenna Lewellen, Charlotte Greene; and great-grandchildren, Ryker Lewellen, Elijah Lewellen, and Au’Brianna Cavender.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Mike Harper officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Friends visited one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sharon’s Honor to either the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council at 321 Virginia St. W, Charleston, WV 25302 or the Holly River State Park Foundation, Inc at PO Box 2, Hacker Valley, WV 26222
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Barbara Miller
Barbara Miller, 75, of Mt. Clare passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at her residence.
She was born in Glenville on September 2, 1947, a daughter of the late Hylbert and Lelia Wiant Miller.
She is survived by her siblings, Eadra Cox of Lost Creek, Donald Miller of Lagrange, OH, Willa Deane Conrad of Grafton, OH and William “Skip” Miller; as well as her close friend whom she lived with for 50 years, Ethel Linch.
She was also preceded in death by siblings, Wanda Miller Parsons, Earl Miller, John Miller, Orval Miller, Eldon Miller and Allen Miller; her step-mother, Cora Miller; and her grandmother, Lydia Wiant.
Barbara was a graduate of Normantown High School and received her BA in education from Glenville State College. She was a long time very active member of the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church, and enjoyed reading, birdwatching and word search puzzles.
Many thanks to her very special caregiver, Kim Kelley.
A graveside service was held on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 11:00 am in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jennifer Sayers and Pastor George Bramble officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

Doris Darlene Wine
Doris Darlene Wine, 65 of Dusk Camp departed this earthly life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the mid-morning hours of Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at her residence with her loving family by her side.
She was born April 1, 1958 in Braxton County, WV; daughter of Russell Taylor of Duck, WV; and the late Phyllis Knight Williams.
Darlene is a former employee at Kenney Shoe Factory in Glenville and worked as a Home Health Care Provider for the Gilmer County Senior Citizens with 30 plus years’ experience. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, caring for her children, grandchildren, and anyone else who needed it, watching her grandchildren play sports, and working with the Freemansburg Youth Ministry.
Darlene is a United Methodist by faith and a member of the Orlando United Methodist Church. She was a second mother to so many children over the years, whether it was helping the youth through the church or friends of her daughters or grandchildren, Darlene was always there to support them.
On August 21, 1977 Darlene was united in marriage to Rev. William Martin Wine, who survives at their Dusk Camp home.
Surviving are 2 loving daughters, Teresa Fuller and husband Donte of Sand Fork, and Joy Wine of Baldwin, and 2 siblings, Vickie Malcomb of Long Shoal, and Tony Williams of North Carolina.
Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Trinity Bancroft, Zachariah Wine, Lamaia Chambers, Uzziah Fuller, Hezekiah Fuller and a sixth grandchild, Azariah Darlene Nicole Fuller who is due to arrive in September.
Along with her mother, Darlene is preceded in death by her step-father, George Williams, Step-mother, Lillian Taylor, and an infant brother, Russell Shannon Taylor.
A funeral service was be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 1:00 PM; Monday, June 12, 2023 with Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery near Linn, WV. Friends were received from 11:00 – 1:00 PM; Monday at the mortuary in Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is honored to assist the family of Doris Darlene Wine with traditional arrangements.