Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries, The Braxton Democrat


Ronnie Singleton
Ronnie Camron singleton, 84, of Washington, WV, passed away at Willows Center.
Born on right-hand fork of Gem, WV on January 10, 1940. He was the son of Forrest Aubrey and Mary Leone Posey Singleton.
He was a 1958 graduate of Burnsville High School and attended Glenville State College.
After moving to the Parkersburg area for employment at Borg Warner Chemicals, he finished his career as an industrial sales representative for several companies.
He was a member of the Washington Vol. Fire Department and started the ramp dinner fundraiser. He was also a member of the Lions Club, Solid Waste Authority and an Assistant Scout Leader of Troop 129. He was also a civil defense scuba diver and he worked on the salvage dives after the Silver Bridge Disaster in Point Pleasant, WV in 1967.
He was a member of Fairlawn Baptist Church and served previously as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two stepfathers, Fred Hamond and Lance Singleton, two brothers, Forrest Jr. and Charles Randy Singleton and his beloved cat Boo Boo.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hilda Billups Singleton; two children, Ralph (LaDonna) Singleton of Rockport and Rhonda (Brett) Coberly of Ravenswood; two granddaughters, Bentley Singleton and Sekka (Jose’) Hernandez; sister, Twila [Terry (Uncle Fishhook)] Phillups, and sister-in-law, Janet (Ciro) DeNettis, multiple nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express our thanks to the staff at the Willows Center and House Calls Hospice for the care they provided, aka Hollywood.
There will be no funeral service but a Celebration of Life at Leavitt Family Center Saturday April 6, 2024 at 1:00 PM with visitation to follow until 4:00 PM. All are welcome to visit and share memories with the family.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association or Housecalls Hospice or a favorite charity.
See ya later alligator…..
Online condolences may be sent to the family

Beverly Gail Groves) Barbe
Beverly Gail (Groves) Barbe, 60, of Diana, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown.
Born May 5, 1963 in Buckhannon, she was the daughter of Agnes Riffle Carpenter and the late Jerold Groves. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Glenn “Pokey” Barbe; and sister, Loretta Foster.
Beverly was a nurse and a homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and going on beach vacations.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her children: Bradley Keith Barbe (girlfriend, Crystal Copley), Jessica (husband, Matt) White, and Sarah (husband, Dustin) Hebb; grandchildren: Jasmine, Alexis, and Hendrix White, and Carter, Carson, and Carly Hebb; sister, Libby Beckett; friend and sister. Donna Garvin, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
In keeping with Beverly’s wishes, she will be cremated and a memorial service will be planned at a later date.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Barbe family.

Timothy “Pork” Shaffer
Timothy “Pork” Shaffer, age 60, of Volga, WV, passed away Friday, March 29, 2024, at River Oaks Health Care Center in Nutter Fort, WV.
He was born March 18, 1964, in Upshur County, WV, a son of Ava Shaver Shaffer of Volga and the late Edward “Bub” Shaffer. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather Harold “Hike” Shaffer and brother-in-law, Robert Coleman. Pork is survived by two brothers, Richard “Muddobber” Shaffer and Dale “Gus” Shaffer both of Volga; two sister, Diana Coleman of Volga and Donna Champ of Belington, WV and three nieces, Missy Linger of Coraopolis, PA, Ashley Hoffman of Donegal, PA and Savannah Durnal of Joplin, MO.
Pork was a truck driver for many years, driving for Harry J Benson & Sons Trucking, Hardman Trucking, Ed Linger Trucking, HWM Trucklines and Rocky Road Paving.
Pork never met a stranger and once you have met him, you never forget him. He enjoyed hunting, talking about all of the places he had trucked, and he loved his animals.
Friends were received Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 12 PM (noon) to 2 PM, the funeral hour, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with Bill Mick officiating. In honoring Pork’s wishes, he was cremated following services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.
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Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Edward Houghton
Thomas Edward Houghton, age 89, of Marysville, formerly of Delaware and Westerville, died peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2024 at The Bluebird Retirement Community.
A retired, five-year associate of Honda of America, he was a former machinist with Jeffrey Machine and Timkin Companies in Columbus.
Tom was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served from 1956 – 1960.
A member of Bible Baptist Church in Marysville, he was a former member of Grace Baptist Church in Delaware and a former member of Westerville Bible Church.
He enjoyed gardening, playing Solitaire, and was a big fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
He was dearly devoted to his loving wife, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Tom was born January 10, 1935 in St. Albans, West Virginia to the late James Patrick and Lula Elizabeth McClain Houghton. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by all his siblings, Geneva, Edith, Patrick and Ann; a brother-in-law, Fred Pettit and a sister-in-law, Pat Harvey.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Doris “Dee” Jean Pettit Houghton, whom he married September 3, 1960 at Columbus Baptist Temple; three daughters, Patti (Gary) Dow of Reynoldsburg, Penni (Rick) Dow of Hilliard and Peggy (Emmit “Les”) Wallace of Muncie, Indiana; ten grandchildren, Nikki (Tony) Hebdo, Thomas “Tad” Dow, Cassandra Dow, Samantha (Blaine) Beller, Kalinda Dow, Andrew “Drew” (Kristen) Dow, Rachael (Drew) Jordan, Courtney Wallace, Emmitt “Quint” (Naomi) Wallace and Amanda Wallace; great-grandchildren, AJ, Ailey, Kimberlynn and Emmitt “Li’l E;” and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Bible Baptist Church, 16435 Square Drive, Marysville where the family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon. Pastor Jeremy Stout will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date at Kingwood Memorial Park in Columbus.
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Devin Jackson Reeder
Devin Jackson Reeder, 29, of Sutton passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia surrounded by his family.
He was born in Buckhannon on March 4, 1995, to Jonathan L. Reeder and the late Carolyn Sue Flint Reeder.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jackie Flint; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Reeder; and father-in-law, Richard Gendreau.
Devin was a master plumber and a foreman for Finnie Plumbing. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, and fishing. He had a positive personality and spending time with his family was his favorite. He also liked gaming. Devin was a 2013 Braxton County High School graduate.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Christa Eileen Gendreau; father, Jonathan L. Reeder; brother, Chad Reeder and girlfriend, Lorien Gendreau; niece, Avienna; maternal grandmother, Barbara Flint; and paternal grandfather, Nolen Reeder; and mother-in-law, Bonnie Gendreau.
Devin’s visitation was from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
His funeral was 1 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Robey Godfrey officiating.
His burial followed at Reeder Family Cemetery, Runnion Ridge, Strange Creek.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
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Esther (Jarvis) Stopher
Esther (Jarvis) Stopher 04-23-1938 to 01-05-2024. All family and friends are welcome to join together at the Gassaway Community Building on April 27, 20024 at 11:00 a.m. for a celebration of life. Mom would love “an old fashioned bring a dish if you can” lunch, and everyone can fellowship and share memories of her life with us. Come Casual and enjoy old times. Questions? Call Paul at (304)618-9575.

Tracy Shawn Bosley
Tracy Shawn Bosley, 52, of Burnsville, WV, passed away peacefully in WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown at 9:04 A.M. on April 6, 2024 after a short illness. Tracy was the third born son of Harry Junior Bosley and Naomi Deloris Bosley Brown on November 10, 1971.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father and one sister-in-law, Sharon, “Sherry” White Bosley; his paternal grandparents, Harry and Lucy Bosley; and his maternal grandparents, Edward and Irma Helmick.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Ariel Nicole Renea Bosley and fiancé, Dustin Thompson; along with the apple of his eye, his grandson, Colten Samuel Lane Thompson. He also left behind two brothers, Harry Bosley, Jr. and Jimmy Bosley; three stepsisters, Melissa Carper (Shane) of Ohio, Amy Gray of Florida, and Pam Duffield (David) of Frametown; one stepbrother, Chris Brown of Craigsville; stepfather, Jerry Brown of Exchange; three special nieces, Beverly Mullins, Kayla Morrison and Harlie Cornwell; special nephew, Jason Ratliff; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Tracy was so very well loved by his friends and family. Due to his outgoing personality, he will be missed by many. His passion was the outdoors, and he loved to hunt and fish, and pick mushrooms and ramps. He was a jack of all trades. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He worked the oil field for most of his adult life.
His request to be cremated and put with his mother and father.
Donations to help with expenses can be sent to Roach Funeral Home, 708 Braxton Street, Gassaway, WV 26624.
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Wilbur Allen Yeager
Wilbur Allen Yeager, 60 of Glenville, WV; departed this earthly life in the evening hours of Thursday, March 21, 2024 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born August 12, 1963 in Weston, WV; son of the late Willard E. and Euna A. (Frame) Yeager.
Wilbur is a long time employee of Flying W Plastics in Glenville having loaded trucks on the Loading Dock for 32 years. In his spare time, Wilbur was an avid hunter and enjoyed raising chickens, spending time with family and friends, and living the quiet life in Gilmer County.
On August 11, 1990 Wilbur was united in marriage to Debbie (Greenlief) Yeager who survives at their Glenville home and will miss him deeply.
Surviving are 2 children, Hannah Yeager and Fiancée Matt Talbert and Colton Yeager of Glenville, 3 grandkids, Jayden, Samuel, and Madeline Talbert all of Glenville, and 2 siblings, Charlotte Yeager of Glenville and Willard E. “Bub” Yeager and companion Donna Farley of Grafton, WV.
Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Greenlief of Glenville, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous other wonderful family and friends.
Wilbur’s request for cremation has been honored and a celebration of life will be conducted later in the summer of 2024.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is honored to assist the family of Wilbur Allen Yeager with cremation arrangements.

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Evans Murphy
Rebecca “Becky” Ann Evans Murphy, 64, of Gassaway, formerly of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.
She was born on March 28, 1959, in West Virginia to the late Hayward Alden Chipps and Dortha Lee Evans Chipps.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Randall Evans; and nephew, Randall “Raney” Evans.
Becky was homebody and enjoyed sitting on her porch. She liked to watch game shows on the television. When she was younger, she played a lot of card games with her family. She was an immaculate housekeeper. She loved her children and grandchildren and she will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Mahalia Hamner and husband, Robert Hamner, of Cutlip’s Fork and Amanda Marie Gaines and husband, Scott Allen Gaines, of Clarksburg; sister, Joyce Chipps of Salem; grandchildren, Laina Hamner, Chase Hamner, Shaine Gaines and wife, Lexus, Scotty Gaines and Miranda Gaines; and one great grandson, Sylas Gaines; and several nieces and nephews.
Becky will be cremated and no services will be held.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
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