Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Jerry Mae Stalnaker-Groff Wandling
Jerry Mae Stalnaker-Groff Wandling, 88, of Heaters, WV, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at United Hospital Center.
She was born in Braxton County, WV on January 24, 1935, to the late William “Bill” Stalnaker and Arlene “Arlie” Golden Stalnaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Glenneth “Curley” Wandling, brothers, Joe and Jack Stalnaker; and her first husband, Harley T. “Jiggs” Groff.
Jerry Mae enjoyed reading newspapers. She was an avid sports fan, especially West Virginia University and the University of Alabama football. In her earlier years, until she was unable, she had a very large vegetable garden and canned from the harvest. She loved taking care of her farm. Jerry Mae enjoyed sitting on the front porch and watching all the wildlife. She loved visiting with her friends and family. She was a Christian by faith. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be dearly missed by all.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Dale Groff, of Heaters, WV; daughter, Nobie Holley-Dean (Craig) of Burnsville, WV; stepdaughter, Connie Byus (Ron) and their family of Mason County, WV; two special grandchildren, Justin Groff (Samantha) of Heaters, WV and Shealyn Holley (Matt) of Columbus, Ohio; great grandchildren, Aria, Auron, and Arley Fincham, and Ryleigh Groff.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, November 17, 2023, and from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Saturday, November 18th at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Her funeral service was held at 1 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Allen officiating.
Interment followed at the Wandling-Groff Family Farm Cemetery, Heaters, WV.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Jack Stalnaker Athletic Scholarship, c/o Shirley Stalnaker at 736 Acorn Court, Warrenton, Virginia 26186.
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Ronald Lee Wyne
Ronald Lee Wyne, 69, of Orlando, WV passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 in Orlando.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Maston & Nellie Virginia Conrad Wyne.
Ronald is survived by his brothers, Roy Wyne of Birch River, Bobby Wyne; half brothers, Eugene Greene of New Cumbers, OH, Billy Greene of Hickery Flats, WV; several nieces and nephews.
Upon request the body will be cremated.
Greene- Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Wyne family.
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Dale Wilson
Dale Wilson, 85, of Arrington, VA departed this world on November 7th, 2023. His heart just stopped beating, not much fuss, just the way he would have wanted it to happen.
Dale was born in the coal fields of Widen, WV on December 20, 1937, a son of the late Cloyd and Sylvia Wilson. He spent his formative and high school years in Richwood and Cottle, WV. He attended West Virginia University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry and graduated with the class 1961.
He married Judy Amos while at WVU and moved back to Nicholas County after graduation to work for the US Forest Service. Shortly after he started working, he joined the Army and was an MP stationed in the Washington DC area. When he finished serving our country, Dale wanted nothing more than to return to WV and resume his passion of working in the woods. He began a long and fulfilling career with the West Virginia Department of Forestry. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant District Forester and spent years training and molding young Foresters to follow in his footsteps.
Dale passed his passion for the woods on to his boys. He loved nothing more than taking them to the woods and streams of WV to pass on his vast knowledge. These memories will live on forever for his three boys.
After Judy passed away from a long illness, Dale met Fay Wood and they spent almost the next 20 years traveling this country from corner to corner and beyond. They settled on Fay’s farm in Arrington, VA, where they enjoyed “piddling” on the river and the farm. They are both members of Bethany United Methodist Church in Norwood, VA.
Dale is survived by his partner, Fay Wood; his three sons: Leslie Wilson and wife Michelle, David Wilson and wife Karen, and James Wilson and partner Denita; six grandchildren: Dwight Wilson and wife Brittany, Daniel Wilson, Lucas Wilson, Seth Wilson, Jacob Wilson, and Zachary Wilson; one great-grandson, Axton Wilson; sister-in-law, Jeanette Thomas; Fay’s three sons: Greg Wood and wife Sarah, Kevin Wood, and Michael Wood; and Fay’s grandniece, Mackenzie Hunt.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; stillborn son, Thomas Wilson; brother, Leon Wilson and wife Betty; sister, Shirley Wilson; and brother-in-law, Burl Amos and wife Janice.
It was Dale’s wish to be cremated and have his ashes scattered in specific locations.
There will be a memorial service for friends and family at a date still to be determined.

James Edward Frame
James Edward Frame, 72 of Birch River, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at his residence.
He was born October 25, 1951 in Barberton, OH, the son of the late Junior Lewis & Lucille Ramsey Frame. He was also preceded in death by his son, James Lewis Frame; brothers, Gene Lewis Frame, Danny Frame.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Christine Frame of Strange Creek; companion, Jennifer Minney; sisters, Sandy Sigman of Canvas, WV, Patricia Grant of Elkhart, IN, Paula Pfahler of New Franklin, OH, Trudy Wright of Norwalk, OH; grandchildren, Jeremiah Stilwell, Sarah Eplin, Alexis Frame, Arionna Frame, Chevel Sigman; great grandchild, Lenox Eplin.
Upon request the body will be cremated.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Frame family.
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Elwyn “Bud” Moffatt
Elwyn “Bud” Moffatt, 69 of Webster Springs passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston.
Born August 23, 1954 in Webster Springs, he was the son of the late Denzil and Lena (Ventriglia) Moffatt. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Junior Moffatt; mother-on-law, Donella Tustin; and father-in-law, Wayne Eads.
He was a Veteran in the United States Army and he liked to do anything outdoors, especially hunt, fish, and camp. He had made a living and retired as a boss in the coal mines. However, his favorite job was a being a “Pappy”. Bud was a very loving family man, but most of all, he loved the Lord and would attend Emmanual Assembly of God when possible.
Left to cherish his memory are love the of his life and best friend of 27 years, Rhonda (Eads) Moffatt; daughter, Shelli Sparks (Allen) of Upperglade; sons: Marty (Sonya) Moffatt of Scott Depot, Bub Sparks of Webster Springs, and Mitchell (Gloria) Moffatt of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren: Savannah, Sydney, Andrew and Raven White, Jace and Khaleesi Mathes, Brandon Sparks, Chance and Amiane Moffatt, and Kaylynn Moffatt; great-grandchildren: Aubree, Hayden, and Cole White; sister, Susie Moffatt (Kem); brothers: Rob (Sue) Moffatt, Teddy (Angie); his brother and best friend, Larry (Tammy) Moffat; sisters-in-law: Sandy Moffatt and Tammy Eads, brother-in-law, Leon (Lisa) Eads; loving BFF, Tena Laughter; special nieces: Ashlei Tharp and Nina Mason; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Services to celebrate Bud’s life will be held 11AM, Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs with Pastor Butch Rose officiating. Military Honors will follow the service at the funeral home. Friends may join the family for visitation 6-9PM, Friday evening, November 24, 2023 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Moffatt family.

Benjamin Franklin Singleton
Benjamin Franklin Singleton, 75, of Ravenna, OH passed away peacefully at his home on Monday November 13th, 2023 after an extended illness. He was born in Sutton, WV on July 9th, 1948 to Vernon and Betty Sue (Evans) Singleton. He was preceded in death by his Father, Vernon Singleton.
Ben is survived by his wife of 52 years, Debra (Debbie) Singleton, sons Christopher (Anna), Shawn (Katie), grandchildren Tyler, Matthew, Grayson, Stella and his mother, Betty Sue Singleton.
Benny was a kind and gentle man. He was known for his positive attitude and his infectious grin. He always had a Pepsi in his hand and a silly story to tell. He loved to coach baseball and soccer when his children were growing up and his positive attitude spread to all the lives he touched. We want to thank all of our family and friends for your outpouring of love during his illness. A very special thank you to our dear friends who were by our sides and have helped during this difficult time.
A celebration of life will be held at Southeast Church of the Nazarene on Friday November 24, 2023 from 6-8 PM at 771 Dunbar Rd., Tallmadge OH, 44278. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local food pantry.

Mary Frame Jones
Mary Frame Jones, 85, of Gassaway passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, at WVU Medicine United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.
She was born May 5, 1938, in Lockney, WV to the late Walker J. Hardman and Dorothy Ann Putnam Hardman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Frame; daughter, Debbie Brady; second husband, Jeniver Jones; brother, Edwin; sisters, Emalene, Elsie, Elma, and Rosalee; and stepson, Glendon Jones.
Mary had a helping heart. She was a Christian by faith and she was active at her church, Gassaway United Methodist Church, till she passed away. At the church she held several offices and started several programs. She truly enjoyed volunteering. Several decades ago, Mary received her associate degree in Business Administration from Glenville State College. She also held local and district offices in the Lions Club and Woman’s Clubs and was Gassaway Town Recorder for several years. Mary enjoyed going to the beach and fishing. One of her hobbies was writing church hymns. She was proud of her whole family but her great grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Left to cherish her memories are her son, Joe Frame of Gassaway; stepsons, Ron Jones (Daisy) of Fort Myers, Florida and Gary Jones of Maryland; granddaughter, Katie Brady (Buddy Prince) of Gassaway; grandson, Adam Brady (Claire LeGoues) of Pittsburgh; step grandson, Ian Jones of Maryland; three great grandchildren, Cullen Prince, Charlotte LeBrady, and Julien LeBrady; brothers, Charles Hardman and wife, Bonnie, of Glen Burnie, Maryland; sister, Charlene Cox of Parkersburg; and son-in-law, Mike Brady; step daughter-in-law, Becky Jones and many nieces and nephews.
Mary’s funeral will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Gassaway United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Burrough officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Gassaway United Methodist Church, 710 Braxton Street, Gassaway, WV 26624.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
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Goldie Fay Cool
Goldie Fay Cool 93, of Core, WV passed away November 17, 2023 at Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown surrounded by her loved ones. Goldie was born September 29, 1930 in Hacker Valley and was the daughter of the late Jasper Newton and Roena Ester Cowger Carpenter. Along with her parents she was also preceded in death by her loving husband Charles E. Cool who passed June 3, 1996, infant son Archie E. Cool at birth; brothers, Opha and Hubert Carpenter; sisters, Edna Simmons, Macil Simmons, Alta Cogar and Bertha Simmons.
Goldie was a beloved sister, wife, mother, memaw, great-memaw, great-great memaw, aunt to lots of nieces, nephews and many friends.
Goldie worked 26 years at University Hospital and WVU Physical Education Department; after retiring she cleaned houses for several people and became like family to them.
Surviving are her daughter, Charolette Bane and her husband David of Blackville, WV; granddaughters, Carrie (Greg) Wilson of Jakes Run and Casey Shaver of Core; great-grandsons, Jay Wilson of Core and Cody (Madison) Wilson of Jakes Run; great-great- grandsons, Marshall and Grant Wilson; brother, Olen Carpenter of Hacker Valley; sisters, Alma Anderson of Hacker Valley and Margie (Wib) of Cleveland, WV and also many dear nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Cosner officiating. Burial will follow at Ware Cemetery, Hacker Valley. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers family request donation to your favorite charity.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs is honored to be serving the Cool family.

Anita Moore
Anita Moore, 87, of Burnsville, WV passed away on November 14, 2023. She was born on July 11, 1936 to parents Harry and Anna Moore who preceded her in death.
Preceded in death and sadly missed are her 4-sisters; Marlene Di Pasquale, Thelma Lawhorn, Doris Dimler, and Jean Pychner; and brother, Harry Moore.
Anita was a Christian by faith and a 1954 graduate of Southern High School, Baltimore, MD. She moved to Burnsville in 2001 to be near family. Anita enjoyed reading, puzzles, crosswords, spending time with family and visiting with friends.
Surviving are her brother; Robert Moore, Sr., (Linda) of Burnvsille, WV, 3-nephews; Robert Moore, Jr. (Dannie) of Port Royal, SC, Thomas Horsey (Joyce) of Baltimore, MD, Gary Moore (Joan) of Hockesin, DE, 4-nieces; Dawn Moore (Kay) of Rochester, NY, Carolyn Farmer (Don) of Havre de Grace, Md, Christine Gillian (Steve) of Myrtle Beach, SC and Dana White of Littleton, NC, grand nephews; Owen Thomas Moore, Alex Moore, David Horsey, and Steve Gillian, Jr, grand nieces; Kristen Byers, Sarah Scot, Becky Moore and Maddi Moore.
All will truly miss their “Aunt Neets”. She will also be missed by her “companion”, Kitty Kat.
Per Anita’s request, no funeral service will be held. We thank Stockert Funeral Home in assisting in Anita’s earthly departure. Anyone wishing to honor Anita’s memory may donate to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or Braxton County Animal Shelter.
Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Anita Moore.

Brandon Scott Esker
Brandon Scott Esker, 40, of Sutton, was born September 14, 1983 in Braxton County, WV and passed away October 22, 2023.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Verl & Martha Sigman of Birch River and maternal grandparents, Denver & Mary Green of Sutton.
Left to cherish his crazy since of humor are his parents, Thomas and Rose Ann Sigman and a group of friends and co-workers, many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
A celebration of life will be held on 26th of November 2023 at the Sutton Moose Lodge, bingo and dining hall from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flower, donations may be made to: Braxton County Animal Shelter, 10 Animal Shelter Lane Sutton, WV 26601 or to a Charity of which he was passionate about.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Esker family.
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