Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Karen Sue Mollohan Skidmore
Karen Sue Mollohan Skidmore, 75 of Webster Springs passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley. She was born May 6, 1948 in Warren, Ohio to the late Hero Boggs Mollohan and Elizabeth Angstrom Mollohan.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting. She and Neeley helped with the Webster Springs Little League for 11 years and previously attended First Baptist Church of Webster Springs.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Neeley Skidmore; sister Pat Quinn; and one grandchild.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Matthew Skidmore (companion Karry) and Mary (Kurt) Long; grandchildren Howard, Linda, Sedena, Ellias, Charlie, and Serena; brother-in-law Joe Quinn; many nieces and nephews; and many other extended family and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral Services to celebrate Karen’s life were held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 5:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs with Brother Rob Moffatt officiating. Friends joined the family for visitation two hours prior to service time, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Karen’s family.

Geneva Mae Kerr
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Geneva Mae Kerr, 81, of Walkersville, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, who left us peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
Born in Crawford on December 6, 1942, Geneva embodied the true spirit of home and family, and her life was a testament to the power of love and kindness.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” These words by Abraham Lincoln encapsulate Geneva’s vibrant journey. She was not just a dedicated homemaker; she was the heart and soul of her family, always there with a comforting word, a warm hug, and a delicious home-cooked meal. Geneva’s love for her home, Kerr Angus Farm, was evident in the way she nurtured it. Beyond tending to her farm, she found joy in simple pleasures like fishing, playing games on her tablet, and browsing Facebook. She had a special love for nature, relishing the time she spent feeding hummingbirds and growing flowers. Geneva also formerly worked at G.C. Murphy in Weston as a cashier, a job she cherished.
Geneva had an unwavering faith, regularly attending the Walkersville Mission Independent. She was a woman of strength and resilience, widowed, yet never letting sorrow dim the light of her spirit. Her legacy of love continues to live on in her surviving family including her son, Johnny Lee Kerr; daughter, Leann Kerr Arnold and husband, Eric. She was the proud grandmother of nine: Kegan Kerr, Carissa Kerr, Kieran Dean, Jacob Kerr, Catlynn Pitts, and Sean, Shae, Triston, and Bryce Arnold, and the cherished great-grandmother of three: Gannon, Ally, and Ryker. Geneva was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sylvester Lee Kerr; infant son, Wilbur Lee Kerr; parents: Wilbur “Chink” Mealey and Lola Lewis Mealey; sister, Lois Jean Loyd; and brother, Willard Eugene Mealey.
As we remember Geneva, let us celebrate her life and the precious memories she gifted us. We can keep her spirit alive and remember the love and joy she brought into our lives. Geneva Kerr, a beacon of love and kindness, may your soul rest in peace.
Friends and family gathered at Clutter Funeral Home – Alkire Chapel located at 190 Wildcat Road in Ireland from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Funeral Services began at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Earl Cayton officiating. Interment followed at the Casto Cemetery in Big Knawls Creek.
We, at Clutter Funeral Home – Alkire Chapel, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Geneva Mae Kerr. Online condolences may be expressed at

Glada Ellen Barker
Glada Ellen Barker went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2024.
Glada was born on September 11, 1921 in Belgrove, Jackson county, WV to the late Gilbert Alexander Tolley and Rebecca Jane Hunt Tolley.
She lived in Belgrove until the age of fourteen when she moved to Dunbar to live with family so that she could continue her education. Glada graduated from Dunbar High School in 1940, and married Hobert Woodrow Barker in 1941.
At the age of 85, Glada took her first flight going on a twelve day tour of Ireland with her daughter, Rhonda and son-in-law, John. She was always up for an adventure, and Ohio’s Amish Country was a favorite destination.
Glada was a member of the Southwest Church of God in Springhill. She was active in her church, and also enjoyed going to South Charleston Senior Center until her eventual move to Sweetbrier Assisted Living in Dunbar.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Woodrow Barker; only son, Larry Woodrow Barker; son-in-law, John Robert Cox. Glada also outlived all her brothers and sisters, living to be 102 years and 5 months. Glada had ten half siblings from her father’s first marriage, along with brothers, Okey (Velma), Raymond (Lura), Woodrow (Irma), Gilbert (Wilda), and sisters, Mary Gladys and Goldie.
She is survived by daughters, Rhonda Kay Cox of Gassaway, Cheryl Ann “Sherry” Johnston (James) of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter-in-law, Elaine Hughes Barker of Colorado Springs, CO; eight grandchildren, Terri, Christina, Jeffrey, Melissa, John Eric, April, Kevin, and Stacey; along with numerous great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends to cherish her memory.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 26 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with the Reverend Steve Button officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park.
Family received visitors one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
In lieu of flowers, please, consider making a donation to HospiceCare at 1606 Kanawha Blvd West, Charleston, WV 25387

Doris M. Pugh Jordan
Doris M. Pugh Jordan, 85 of Hacker Valley passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. She was born March 6, 1938 in Hacker Valley to the late Cecil and Genevieve (Davis) Pugh.
Doris lived in the Hacker Valley area all her life and held various jobs over those years. She was a lifelong member of Jerry Run United Methodist Church. She was Youth Leader, Adult Sunday School Teacher, and helped with Bible School. She also had the responsibility of sending cards from the church family.
Doris was very involved with helping youth over the years, volunteering countless hours as a 4-H leader; taking the youth on field trips, helping with Youth Conservation Day, and attending 4-H camp.
She loved to sew, do quilting, and crocheting. She loved working in her flower gardens and taking long walks on the mountain top.
She was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College receiving her Teacher’s Credentials. She belonged to the Webster County Association of Retired School Employees. She dedicated many years as a teacher’s aide and school teacher. She also was a substitute for many years.
Doris found immense joy in spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 ½ years, Lowell “Calvin” Jordan and her oldest grandson Joseph Stewart Cochran.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children and their families; Allen (Karen) Jordan; Vivian (Max) Cochran, and Peggy Lough; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson (Jazz Cochran).
Funeral Services to celebrate Doris’ life were held on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Jerry Run United Methodist Church, Cleveland, WV with Pastor Chris Cosner officiating. Interment followed in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Replete.
Friends may join the family for visitation one hour prior to service time, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at the church.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home of Webster Springs is honored to be serving the Jordan family.

Frances Lavon Knight
Frances Lavon Knight, 78, of Martinsburg, WV went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2024 at Winchester VA Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
She was born on October 21, 1945 in Napier, WV the daughter of the late, John William & Bertha Kathleen Allen Knight. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Holsum Knight.
Frances is survived by her brothers, Larry Knight of Burnsville, Loren Knight of NC, Ronald Knight of Rock Cave, WV, John Knight of WA; sisters, Betsy Allen of Flatwoods, Harriet Miller (Ron) of Tomsbrook, VA, Mary Rutgloski and Mable Rudolph (Greg) all of VA.
Private family graveside services were held 1:00 pm, Friday, February 23, 2024 at Casto Cemetery, Walkersville, WV with Pastor Delmus Singleton officiating.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is honored to be serving the Knight family.
Online condolences may be sent

Willis Lee Burrough
Willis Lee Burrough, 89, of Warren, Ohio entered his eternal heavenly home on February 24, 2024, after an extended illness. He was welcomed at heaven’s gates by his mother and father, Russell and Amanda (Dean) Burrough, his sister, Georgia (Burrough) Greenlief, his father and mother-in-law, Letcher and Ada Wyant, his brother-in-law, Tommy Duncan, and his beloved uncle, Emmett Burrough.
Will was raised in Napier, West Virginia, and moved to Warren, Ohio at the age of 18. He was employed by Packard Electric, a GM company, where he worked for 39 ½ years before his faithful retirement. He then worked part-time with his best friend, William Agate, at Agate’s Garden Center in Courtland, Ohio for nearly 25 years. Will loved to spend his time working and continued to do so until the death of his dear friend, Bill. It was then he decided to retire finally.
He enjoyed spending time with his friends, listening to bluegrass and country music, traveling, and spending time with his family, especially his wife of 64 years, Susan (Duncan) Burrough. Will met Susan in 1957 and immediately fell in love with her and knew she would be his wife for the rest of his life. He often said, “I fell in love with her at first sight”. They spent 66 loving years together, 64 as husband and wife. Susan was Will’s best friend, the love of his life, and his dedicated caretaker.
Those left to cherish his loving memory in addition to his wife Susan, are his daughter, Darlene (Gene) Valentz, grandsons, Aaron (Patricia) Valentz, Matthew (Rachel) Valentz, and great-grandchildren, Abigail, Amelia, Madison, Ashley, and Logan all from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is also loved and remembered by his sister-in-law, Barabara (Wally) Hefner, and nephews, David Hefner and Mark (Jami) Hefner. Loved, cherished, and adored by great nephews and nieces, Luke Hefner, Kourtney Beall, and Adam & Gracie Barnette, all from Flatwoods, WV. Other special family members left to cherish his memory are Jackie Greenlief, Debbie Harrison, and Cindy Glaze.
Services will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, at Stockert Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV with Pastor, Ronzel Roberts officiating. Friends and Family are welcome to celebrate Will’s life with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM, service at 1:00 PM, and burial immediately following at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, WV.
Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burrough family.

Judie Mae Gorbey McNemar
Judie Mae Gorbey McNemar, 78, of Saint Stephens Church, Va., and formerly of Burnsville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Walter Reed Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Gloucester, Va.
She was born March 7, 1945, in Baxter, W.Va., the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Murphy) Gorbey, formerly of Daybrook, W.Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest son, Joey McNemar; and sister, Evelyn Louise Davis.
Judie is survived by one daughter, Joyce, and husband Steve Greenlief of Burnsville, W.Va.; one son, Jay, and wife Tammy (Snyder) McNemar of Centreville, Va.; two grandsons, Ian Godfrey of Louisville, Ky.; and Corey Godfrey of Lawford, W.Va.; one great grandson, Ethan Godfrey of Sand Fork, W.Va.; former daughter-in-law, Ursula Jaime Hitchcock, and son, Hudson White, of Mechanicsville, Va.; and siblings, Connie (Kimble) Tate of Daybrook, W.Va.; Patrick Gorbey of Fairview, W.Va.; and William Gorbey of Daybrook, W.Va. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Judie was retired from a long career in health care services. In her retirement years, Judie enjoyed long nature walks with her dog, gardening, and lawn work.
At Judie’s request, she will be cremated and there will be no memorial service.

Bobbie Lee Helmick, II
Bobbie Lee Helmick, II, 57, of Ronceverte, WV, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV.
He was born August 22, 1966 in Gassaway, WV, the son of Phyllis Jean Webb Helmick and the late Bobbie Lee Helmick, Sr. Also preceding him in death was his sister, Kathy Harting.
Bobbie was a Lineman for Mon Power.
He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Jean Helmick of Gassaway; companion, Tammy Paitsel of Princeton; sons, Jacob Helmick of Sutton, Blaine Murphy; daughter, Shelby Helmick of Morgantown; sister, Melissa Charlene Mileflors of Orleka, Sweden.
A memorial gathering in Bobbie’s honor will be held 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Helmick family.
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Delisa Ann McKinney
Delisa Ann McKinney, 53, of Sutton, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV.
She was born February 28, 1970 in Martinsburg, WV, the daughter of the late Donald Lee Simmons & Anna Mae McKinney.
Delisa is survived by her sons, Trevor McKinney (Tori) of Flatwoods, Chad Woods, Alvie Woods and Austin McKinney all of Sutton; daughter, Shannon McKinney of Rainelle, WV; brothers, Michael McKinney and Billy McKinney both of Sutton; sister, Carol Thompson of Martinsburg, WV; grandchildren, Liam McKinney, Avery McKinney, Oaklyn McKinney, Hadie Thomas, Alonna Thomas, Sophira Thomas; son-in-law, Garell Thomas.
Upon request the body will be cremated.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McKinney family.
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Joy Belle Walsh
Joy Belle Walsh, 87, of Tawas City, Michigan, passed away on February 16, 2024. She was born at home in Corley, Braxton County, West Virginia on June 11, 1936, to parents George and Marie Linger who preceded her in death.
Joy married Hoye Arlen Jones on February 13, 1954. They moved to Pennsylvania around 1958 with their children. In 1960 they moved their family to Romulus, Michigan. Hoye preceded Joy in death in 1999. Joy moved to Tawas City, Michigan after his passing. On June 18th, 2005, she married William Walsh who also preceded her in death.
She had a love for vegetable and flower gardening, was an avid bird watcher, enjoyed reading, working puzzle books, sewing, was a Christian by faith and she especially loved spending time with family.
Besides her parents, George and Marie Linger and husbands, Hoye Jones and William Walsh, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Edward Linger and Homer Linger; sister, Etta Farley; granddaughter, Joyce Krietch; daughter-in-law, Marianne Jones; and son-in-law, Keven Walker.
Joy is survived by her sons, Bill Jones and his wife Jane and Hoye Jones, Jr; daughters, Karen Leach and husband Mark, Kelly Walker, Donna Zarras and husband Rob, and Sandra Jones; sister, Irene Johnson, 17-grandchildren, 21-great grandchildren and 5-great great grandchildren.
Service for Joy was on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 1 pm at Stockert Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV. Visitation was from 11 am-1 pm prior to the service. Final resting place was in Mt Hebron Cemetery, Sutton, WV.
Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joy Walsh.

Alfred Lynn Pugh, Sr.
Alfred Lynn Pugh, Sr. 68, of Jumbo passed away Friday, February 23, 2024. Alfred was born October 12, 1955 in Webster Springs and was the son of the late Frank and Glada Cogar Pugh. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Buddy Pugh, two grandsons; siblings; Carlene Riffle, Arlene Brooks, Sylalane Rutherford, Waneta Sue Hamrick and Delano Pugh.
Alfred was a retired loaderman from JC Hamer Co. after 29 years. Alfred was a people person, he never met a stranger; he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gambling and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Richie Hall Pugh; children; Veronica Smith and husband David, Jessica Tacy and husband Jeremy, Alfred (AJ) Pugh, Jr and his companion Brittany, Donna Kay Pugh and Evan Stewart; several grandchildren; sisters, Glenda Kay Walker and Patricia Rutherford; and also many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may join the family for visitation starting at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. At 7:00 PM Jimmy Stout will conduct a eulogy and at the conclusion visitation will continue until 9:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the funeral home assist Richie with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pugh family.