Obituaries, The Braxton Democrat


Paul E. Fisher
Paul E. Fisher, 78, of Flatwoods, WV passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the VA Medical
Center in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, July 28, 2023. Paul was born on December 4, 1944, in Baltimore, MD to parents Harper and Glenda Lee Hosey Fisher who preceded him in death.
Paul is survived by his son, David of Madison, WV, grandchildren Colin and Logan, companion Glenda Eden of Flatwoods, WV, younger twin sisters, Linda Janes (Jim) and Lois Daniels (Randy) of Parkersburg, WV, younger brothers, Barry Fisher (Sarah) of Flatwoods and Stevan Fisher (Shelia) of Mechanicsburg, PA. Paul was married to Barbara Cox (Jeanne), Darlin Rose (Sam) with step-daughter Sherry LeMay (deceased) and step-son, Scott LeMay, and Pauline Hill.
After graduating from Sutton High School in 1962, Paul joined the US Army which included a service tour in South Korea where he was stationed at Camp Rose Korea- 1st Cav Div. Paul was a Sgt./E-5 with the Army and qualified as an expert marksman in training. Paul attended Mountain State Business College and Bliss Business College and obtained a degree in accounting. Paul worked several jobs over his lifetime, including Ashland Oil, the IRS and Amtrak, lived in various states, but finally retired in 1995 from Amtrak in Philadelphia to move back home to Flatwoods. Upon retiring from Amtrak, Paul dedicated a lot of his time/energy to serving the Sutton Moose Lodge 825, attaining the position of Pilgrim. Paul loved West Virginia, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and was a rabid WVU Mountaineer fan, never missing a game on the TV or radio.
Per his wishes, a graveside service for family and friends were held at the Fisher Cemetery on Saturday, August 5, at 1 pm. Fisher Cemetery coordinates are 38.70658, -80.67259 or is located off Rt 19 opposite Braxton County High School. Paul had accepted Christ into his life and is no longer suffering from his physical conditions.
Sutton Moose Lodge 825, located at 204 West Main Street, Sutton WV, will be holding a dinner celebrating Paul’s life and contributions to the Moose Lodge after the service at 3 pm. Family and friends are welcome.
Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Paul E. Fisher.

Glenard R (Glenn) Brown
Glenard R (Glenn) Brown went to be with his Lord Jesus July 30th in Sutton WV at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Esta “Marie” Brown of Sutton, two sisters Jean (Jim) Pierson of Green OH and Shon (Duran) Hoover of Akron OH, and one brother Ralph (Jacquie) Brown of Pleasant Valley WV.
He was born January 18th, 1929 in Herold WV to the late Leonard Brown and Emza (Butcher) Brown of Herold WV and Tallmadge OH. He has one son, Bruce (Lynn) Brown of Cary NC. He retired from the Circuit Clerks office in 1988 and previously worked for the WV Department of Highways. He was in the Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War, stationed mainly at Camp Picket VA and the Atlanta General Depot for Basic training and welding school. He had many years of retirement where he was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a member of Long Run Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed going to McDonalds for breakfast and visiting with all the regulars. He also enjoyed time on his four-wheeler, and taking care of the garden.
Thanks to WV Caring, the VA Home Health Services care team and WVU Medicine Home Health as well as current and previous caregivers for the loving care, dedication and compassion that was always evident.
All services wereon Friday, August 4th, visitation from 11:30 to 1PM, funeral at 1PM with Rev Robey Godfrey and Rev Raymond Butcher officiating and graveside services at 2PM. Burial followed at Walker Cemetery, Birch River.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Brown family.
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Gaylord “Lee” Hacker
Gaylord “Lee” Hacker, 54, of Sutton passed away at home on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Lewis County, West Virginia on July 23, 1969 to Creda Hall Hacker of Gassaway and the late Shirlin Hacker.
Lee graduated from Braxton County High School. Right after high school he entered the military and during his service he fought in two wars, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Lee had 17 ½ years of combined military service in the Army and Army National Guard. When he returned home to Braxton County he worked for many years at Keener’s Carpet then later did contract work for Mountain Cap of WV. He enjoyed hunting in the woods and watching hunting shows. Lee was a Dallas Cowboys fan. Listening to country music and cooking for others were two of his favorite pastimes. He had many friends and never knew a stranger.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by, his sons, Zachary Jackson and Garrett Hacker; brother Gary Hacker; sister, Gloria Belknap; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Lee’s wishes he will be cremated. No services will be held.
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Brenda Hickman
Brenda Hickman was born on the 21st day of September, 1942 in Widen, WV. She went peacefully to our Lord on the 6th day of August, 2023 at Braxton County Health Care Center in Sutton, WV.
She was a Gassaway High School graduate. She went on to complete her teaching degree from Glenville State College. After college she went back to Braxton County High School to work as a Physical Education teacher. She also worked at the Gassaway Public Library. She was an avid reader and cross stitcher. She loved the history of West Virginia and taking care of cats.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Brentford and Roncy (Jones) Hickman.
She is survived by her cat, Ms. Marple; and many loving family and friends.
Special thanks to the staff at Braxton County Health Care Center, MICU staff at Ruby Memorial, and WV Caring (Hospice) for all the wonderful care given to Brenda.
In keeping with Brenda’s wishes she will be cremated and there will be no services.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to her family and friends at

Danny Ray Cutlip
Danny Ray Cutlip, 52, of Webster Springs passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Born May 2, 1971 in Webster Springs, Danny was the son of the late Trenton Cutlip and Judy Ann (Hall) Greene.
Dan held two Master’s Degrees in Engineering and Leadership from both WVU and Marshall and was a well-respected and loved English teacher at his alma mater, Webster County High School. He was named Teacher of the Year in 2009. His passion was for education; he loved passing on his knowledge and molding young minds educationally and through sports. He held multiple levels of Black Belts in Karate. He was an active member of Brothers of the Wheel in Camden-on-Gauley.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Cheryl Cutlip; brothers: Michael “Dukk” Cutlip (wife, Sandy), Warren Cutlip, and Scott Casteel (wife, Kim); sisters: Brittany Postlewait, Mary Kinsey (husband, Jack), and Holly Clark (husband, Trevor); aunts: Janet Morton and Linda Cline; step-mother, Peggy Cutlip; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
In keeping with Danny’s wishes, he has been cremated and a graveside service will be held to celebrate his legacy 11am, Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at Holly River Baptist Church Cemetery, with Bro. Scott Casteel officiating. Friends may gather with the family for fellowship 6pm-9pm Tuesday evening at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cutlip family.

Kevin Bryan Perrine
Long story short, Kevin Bryan Perrine became an adventurer on October 11, 1971 and rolled a natural D1 to end his quest on July 26, 2023. Pancreatic cancer may have been his story’s villain, but Kev’s adventure ended with Hope, an idea and a girl. A hope that all people idealize a strong family support and helping others succeed. Kevin will be loved €ND£€SS£¥ by his wife, Hope, and missed desperately by step-children Kenzie Peeler and Nevaeh and Xavier Miranda. Kevin will be loved and remembered by parents Patsy Mitchell and Stanley Perrine and by step-parents Jim Mitchell and Ione Perrine. He will be thought of often by many other family members and met in heaven by his Aunt Wanda Perrine. Kev will be brothers forever with Shane, loved by his sister-in-law Brigid, and adored by nephew Braden and nieces Aili and Ciara Perrine. As Kevin would say… Game Over.
We thank everyone for their donations, thoughts, and prayers. In lieu of flowers, please donate at or send cards to: In care of Kevin Perrine, 6490 Evanston St., Weeki Wachee, FL, 3461
A private service was held for Kevin.
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Stella L. Moore
Stella L. Moore, 72 of Cedar Creek Road, departed this earthly life in the evening hours on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Elizabeth Care Center in Elizabeth, WV, following a courageous battle with dementia.
She was born March 8, 1951 in Gallipolis, OH; daughter of the late Freddie M. “Fred” and Maxine (Montgomery) Perry.
She grew up with one brother and many cousins to keep her company during her younger years. Stella worked in many settings including a daycare, a Laundromat, and cleaning houses in Gilmer County. Stella enjoyed crocheting and going to auctions to collect Fenton glassware. She also enjoyed visiting neighbors, family & friends whenever she could. She was a Christian by faith and had attended Camden Flats Baptist Church of Glenville, WV.
On April 14, 1967, Stella was united in marriage to Edmund Monroe “Ed” Moore Sr. who preceded her in death on May 11, 2023.
Surviving are 3 children, son Edmund “Arch” Moore Jr (Tammy) of Glenville, WV; daughter, Heidi Lindsay of Glenville, WV; and daughter Billie Jo Greenlief (Joe) of Buckhannon, WV. Also surviving her are 6 grandchildren Caleb L. Moore (Skylar) of Glenville, WV; Cody M. Moore of Glenville, WV; Jacob K. Lindsay (Candice) of Orma, WV; Michaela R. Ferguson of Buckhannon, WV; Adam Hunter Moore of Glenville, WV; and Hannah M. Moore of Glenville, WV. One great grandchild Zoey Moore of Glenville, WV also survives her.
Along with her parents and husband of 56 years, Stella is preceded in death by her brother, Charles Frederick “Buzz” Perry.
Stella’s request for cremation has been honored and a family celebration of her life will be conducted at Camden Flats Baptist Church, date and time to be announced.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is honored to assist the family of Stella L. Moore with cremation arrangements.

Charles Edward (“Eddie”) Ray
Charles Edward (“Eddie”) Ray, 63, a resident of Wallback, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023, with his family at his side.
Born on April 21, 1960, in Sutton, WV, he was the son of Arthur “Ed” Ray and Charlotte James Ray.
Eddie graduated from Clay County High School in 1978. Soon after, he joined the United States Navy. In the Navy, he served for eight years and achieved the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. During his time in active duty, he served aboard the USS Simon Bolivar, a naval submarine.
Eddie loved to hunt, fish, and watch West Virginia Mountaineer football and basketball. But most of all, he loved spending time relaxing with his family and worshipping the Lord. He attended church as much as he could and regularly testified to anyone who would listen.
Survivors include his wife Lisa Keeley Ray; his son Darren and daughter Lori; his parents Ed and Charlotte Ray; his sister Sherri (Bill) Bennett and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to specifically thank Dr. Scott Mitchell from Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kanawha County Hospice, and his nurse Amy.
Funeral Services will be held at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home on Monday, August 7, 2023. Visitation will be open to the public at 10 am and services begin at 11 am. Afterwards, there will be a private family burial at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory can be made to Wounded Warrior Project at
Wilson Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ray family.