Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Linda Louise Facemire
Linda Louise Facemire, 75, of Richwood, WV, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 03, 2024, at the Webster Healthcare Center, in Cowen, WV, where she had taken up residence for the last few years of her life.
Linda was born on August 28, 1948, to the late Glen B. and Edna W. Sartin Facemire, both of Richwood, WV. She was born and raised in Richwood, WV and she continued to live in Richwood throughout her adult life.
Linda was lucky in life and God gave her a second mother, her sister, Annalee.
Linda loved Jesus. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Richwood. Her church would occasionally give out pins for whoever had attended Sunday School or church services the most within the year; everyone knew Linda would receive the pin. Her church family became her second family and loved her dearly. Linda was most known for babysitting a lot of children in the neighborhood as a young adult; she adored children. She mostly wanted to play with toys or dance with the children to make them laugh. Their laughter made Linda happy and filled her with joy. She would often go to her sister Annalee’s house during the day (while Annalee was at work) and babysit her niece and nephew, Tammy Taylor Coleman and Robbie Taylor. Later on, she would also babysit Robbie and Tammy’s children: Tessa, Joey, Melissa, and Tiffany. Linda also loved to do household chores for her sister. They were both a huge help for each other in life.
Linda loved to draw, work puzzles, look at pictures, go shopping, babydolls, angels and talking on the phone.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brothers, Bobby Ray and James Facemire; sisters-in-law, Norene, Pam and Deanna Facemire; brother-in-law, Junior Reed Taylor.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Annalee Facemire Taylor, Richwood, WV; brothers, Don Facemire, Charleston, WV, Glen Facemire, Jr. (Joan), Summersville, WV, and Kenneth Dale Facemire (Debbie), Summersville, WV. Linda is also survived by numerous nieces, great-nieces, great-great nieces, numerous nephews, great-nephews, great-great nephews, and her many dear friends. Linda also had several others in life she was blessed to have met.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, January 09, 2024, at 1:00PM at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, WV, with Pastor Timothy Skaggs officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00PM-1:00PM at the funeral home and stay for the service. Linda will be laid to rest in Richwood Cemetery, Richwood, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Baptist Tabernacle, P.O. Box 67, Richwood, WV, 26261.

Brittney Dawn (Howes) Burros
Brittney Dawn (Howes) Burros, 32, of Weston, WV, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2023. She was born on September 29, 1991, in Grantsville, WV to parents Mary Ann Howes and David Ratliff.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Howes.
Brittney enjoyed four-wheel riding and loved spending time with her son, family, and friends.
She is survived by her son, Lincoln Burros; father, David Ratliff, Gilmer Station, WV; siblings, Anthony Falls, Fairmont, WV, Kenny Ratliff, Gilmer Station, WV, Jennifer Ratliff, Fairmont, WV, David Ratliff, Jr., Walkersville, WV; aunts, Janice Ratliff, Gilmer Station, WV, and Gayle Riffle, Weston, WV; uncles, Jerry Dawson, Spencer, WV, Henry Howes, Glenville, WV, John “Bucky” Howes, Rosedale, WV, John Cornell, and Herold Cornell, both of New York.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date.
Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve Brittney’s family.

Alberta Rose Skidmore
Alberta Rose Skidmore, 91, of Heaters, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born July 5, 1932 in Wolf Creek, Braxton County and was the daughter of the late Albert & Susan Barnette Sutton. Also preceding her in death were brothers, George and Walter Sutton, and sisters, Mildred Bright, Olive Williams, Irene Skidmore, Francis Shaffer, Wilma Sutton, and Sandra Soignoli.
Alberta was a Homemaker, and was a member of the Heaters Community Church for over 50 years. She held many offices in the church and was a member of the Farm Women’s Club. Her hobbies were gardening, bird watching, and baking.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years Harold Skidmore; sons, Bruce (Shirley) Skidmore of Heaters, Ken (Connie) Skidmore of Sutton; sister, Susan Torbico of Howell, MI; grandchildren, Ryan Skidmore of Charlottesville, VA, and Kenny Skidmore of Charleston, SC, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Upon the family’s request the body will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held on January 21, 2024, 1-3 PM, at Greene Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is humbled to be serving the Skidmore family.
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Ralph Junior Hamrick
Ralph Junior Hamrick, 85, of Frametown, WV, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 4, 2024 at his residence.
He was born March 22, 1938 in Widen, WV, the son of the late Ralph Edison & Zella Marie Knight Hamrick. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Elsie Geraldine Powell Hamrick; sisters, Glendora Russell, Anna Marie Nichols.
Ralph was a Mechanic, worked Soy Bean Company in Quincy, IL, attended Elk Baptist Church, Frametown, WV and was a 11 years Navy veteran.
He is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Hamrick of Heaters, WV, Carl Hamrick (Anna May Davis Hamrick) of Sutton, WV; sisters, Ruth Coager (John) of Ravanna, OH, Catherine Sparks (Chester) of Frametown, WV; several nieces and nephews.
Upon Ralph’s request, he will be buried in Durham, MO.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is humbled to be serving the Hamrick family.
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James H. “Chuck” Nicholson
James H. “Chuck” Nicholson, 75, of Gassaway passed away Sunday, December 24, 2023 at WVU Medicine United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.
He was born in Copen on August 26, 1948, to the late Noah Webb Nicholson and Esther Leon Conrad Nicholson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Boyd Nicholson.
Chuck was an automobile mechanic his whole life. He cattle farmed and had chickens at his house. He also had two pups he enjoyed caring for, Lucky and Newpie.
He is survived by his brothers, Dallas Nicholson of Exchange, George Nicholson of Gassaway, Joe Nicholson of Gassaway, Danny Nicholson of Gassaway; sisters, Linda Hurst of Gassaway, Ellen Robinson of Gassaway, Alice Hamrick of Gassaway, Donna “Bob” Nicholson of Gassaway, Zelda Nicholson of Garrettsville, Ohio, Pearl Phillips of Exchange, Sheila Conrad of Ravenna, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Chuck’s wishes he will be cremated and there will be no services.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
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Nelma Gay McCartney Bailey
Nelma Gay McCartney Bailey, 72, of Ireland, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2023, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.
She was born in Duffy on August 8, 1951, a daughter of the late Byron McCartney and Mildred Hawkins. In addition to her parents, Nelma was preceded in death by two infant brothers: Cecil and Delbert McCartney; three brothers: James, Glen, and Alvin McCartney; three sisters: Thelma Bonnett, Carrie Bell Bleigh, and Linda Walker; one son-in-law, William “Keifer” Keith; and one brother-in-law Delbert Bleigh.
Forever cherishing their memories of Nelma are five daughters: Mildred Queen and husband, Daniel, Lisa Keith both of Ireland, Angela “Angel” Anderson and husband, Jeff, of Kanawha Head, Amanda Rohrbough and companion, Daniel Rice, of Buckhannon, and Nicole Jones and husband, Issac of Rock Cave; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers: Arnold McCartney and wife, Elaine, and Charlie Bill McCartney and wife, Janie, all of Crawford; her four-legged dog, Fancy; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
Nelma was a Christian by faith and a graduate of Walkersville High School, Class of 1968. She was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her home cooking her family meals. Nelma liked bird watching, especially hummingbirds, and growing flowers. However, Nelma’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family whom she treasured.
Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Clutter Funeral Home – Alkire Chapel located at 190 Wildcat Road in Ireland from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024. Funeral Services will begin at 2 p.m. in the Alkire Chapel with Pastor John Bush officiating. Interment will follow at Kincaid Cemetery on Buttermilk Road.
We, at Clutter Funeral Home – Alkire Chapel, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Nelma Gay McCartney Bailey. Online condolences may be expressed at

William Richard (Bill) Hall
William Richard (Bill) Hall, 94, of Weston went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 in Sellers Country Living Private Care Home in Jane Lew under the compassionate care of Sherry and Charlie Sellers where they made him feel like family. He was born on April 7, 1929: son of the late Ruhl Richard Hall and Ineva L. (Sumpter) Hall. He was preceded in death by first wife: Marian (Aspinall) Hall on February 12, 1974 and later by his second wife: Ernie (Lester) Hall on June 20, 2012.
Bill’s memory will forever be cherished by his son: William Richard (Rick) Hall, II and wife Mary Beth Hall, 3 grandchildren: Erin Hunt and husband Bill, Paige Bailey and Rick and Emily Jones and husband Carlton and 8 great grandchildren: Will Hunt, Owen Hunt, Bryn Hunt, Megh Bailey, Drew Bailey, Leo Jones, Eli Jones and Cam Jones.
Mr. Hall graduated from Weston High School. He then enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After coming home, Bill worked and retired from the WV Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Hall loved following his grandchildren and great grandchildren in school activities and sports. He took great pride in the care of the Whelan Field in Weston. Bill will be missed by family and friends.
At Bill’s request, a private visitation and service will be held on Saturday and burial will follow services in Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery in Jane Lew, WV. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Bill may be expressed at
Hardman Family Funeral Home of Weston considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the family of William Richard (Bill) Hall.
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