Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


David Lee Johnson
David Lee Johnson, 66, of Sutton, WV passed away at home May 01, 2024, after a long hard-fought battle against Colon Cancer.
David was born August 20, 1957, to parents, Irene Opal (Linger) Johnson of Caress, WV, and Raymond Lee Johnson of East Liverpool, OH.
David served in the West Virginia National Guard from 1980 until 1988, during his time of service he maintained employment with the town of Sutton under former Mayor Joe Marple. He then went on to become an Independent Mobile Mechanic for several years in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia until a severe arm injury sidelined his business. David then earned his CDL license and worked as a truck driver in the nation’s Transportation Industry from coast to coast until he retired due to his cancer battle. Outside of work, David was an avid outdoorsman who found immense joy in fishing, hunting, and using his tractor for multiple tasks for family and friends alike. His passion for the great outdoors was surpassed only by the love he had for his family, particularly his fondness for spending time with the grandson of his heart, Jaydan Watson.
David was a member of Mount Hebron Church, 87 Kanawha Run Road, Sutton, WV where he and Jaydan made lots of friends who provided support and prayers during his long-term cancer battle.
David was preceded in death by father, Raymond L Johnson; brother, Jason Allen Williams; brother, Robert (Bob) Eugene Williams; sister, Mary Sue Jones; grandmother, Jeannie Marie (Linger) Wyers; grandfather, George Clarence Linger; and nephew, Garrett Wade Williams.
He is survived by mother, Irene Opal (Linger) Johnson of Flatwoods, WV; life partner, Regina Loudermilk of Sutton, WV; son, Scott Johnson and spouse Gerald of Martinsburg, WV; daughter, April Robinson and spouse Terrell of Martinsburg, WV; grandson of the heart, Jaydan Watson of Sutton, WV; sister, Linda Thomas and spouse Mike of Sutton, WV; sister, Shirley Skidmore and spouse Bruce of Heaters, WV; sister, Kathy Jones of Manassas, VA; sister, Cindy (Jones) Blugerman of Charleston, WV; brother, Jonathan Jones and spouse Beverly; great-aunt, Opal (Yeager) Mason of West Union; many nieces; nephews; great and great-great nieces and nephews; and cousins.
David’s request for cremation has been honored by Pat Boyle Funeral Home’s On-site Crematory of Jane Lew, WV. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 15th, 2024 from 1:00–4:00pm at Mount Hebron Church, 87 Kanawha Run Road, Sutton, WV 26601.

Mike Spencer
On May 4, 2024 Mike Spencer tragically passed away due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
Mike was born in West Virginia on March 7, 1972. Due to his father’s career in the U.S. Army, he moved around often with his parents, Ella Jane and James Spencer, but West Virginia was always home. Mike enjoyed every adventure with his older brothers Jeff and Tony and every opportunity to spend time with them, and his younger sisters Venus and Jamie, cousin Bud, and so many other family members and friends.
Mike married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Mary, on July 24, 1992. Mike and Mary cherished their life together, and three precious children: Clint, 30; Cara, 26; and Logan, 17. Mike and his family moved seven times during his 24 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Air Force. Although Mike was a proud and dedicated service member, he couldn’t wait to get home to his family after each deployment to be in his favorite role of husband and dad.
We will carry Mike’s story with us forever and have comfort in knowing that his spirit will always be near to guide us with his laughter, beautiful smile, immense love, and protection.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 2:30 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Mike’s family.

Marion “Susie” Godfrey
Marion Sue “Susie” Godfrey, 76, of Jane Lew passed away on, Friday, May 10, 2024 at United Hospital Center with family by her side. She was born on January 1, 1948 in Weston, daughter of the late Stanley Scott and Mary Pearl Hall Jackson. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James “Jim” Lee Godfrey whom she married on April 25, 1969.
Susie graduated from Weston High School, Class of 1965, St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1968, West Virginia Wesleyan College where she graduated with a BSN in 1996 and later graduated with an MSN in 2004 from University of Phoenix Online. She started her career at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital from 1968-1996 where she was a Staff Nurse, Operating Room Staff Nurse, and Operating Room Manager, then Lewis County Home Health as a Staff Nurse from 1996-1998. She finished her career at United Hospital Center as a Staff Nurse in Home Health and Hospice, Nurse Manager for Home Health and Staff Nurse for Outpatient Surgery. Susie really enjoyed playing the Harp. She volunteered at the Central WV Center for Pregnancy Care in Buckhannon. Susie was an active member with the New Life Southern Baptist Church in Weston.
In addition to her husband, Susie is survived by her two children, Michael Shawn Godfrey (Karen) Spencer, Erin Colleen Hawkins (Jason) Jane Lew; four grandchildren, Ava, Corbin, Ronin and Gavin; one sister, Marie Worley, Weston; nieces and nephew, Lori Wilmoth, Amy Browning (Scooter), and Jeff King.
Family received friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301 on Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 4-7 PM. A Graveside Service was held at Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 1:00 PM with Pastor David Riddle officiating. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Central WV Center for Pregnancy Care, 8 Meadow Street, Buckhannon, WV, 26201. Online Condolences may be sent to Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Godfrey family.

Jason Paul Rollyson “Rawhide”
Jason Paul Rollyson “Rawhide”, 45, of Watertown, Wisconsin, passed away May 10, 2024.
Jason was born October 31, 1978, in Weston, West Virginia, the son of William “Wild Bill” and Billie Jo Rollyson. He graduated from Braxton County High School with many Wrestling and football records still in place today.
Jason came to Wisconsin in 2015 to be with his fiancé. He loved football, especially his Mountaineers. During the past 9 years he made a life in Wisconsin and made many friends that he considered family. He loved his “grandbabies”. He was a one-of-a-kind spirit and always the life of the party. He was passionate about being an organ donor and was able to help several people with his donation of life.
Jason is survived by his loving son Christian Rollyson of Watertown, his fiancé Dawn Blazier of Watertown, mother Billie Jo Rollyson of West Virginia, sister Stacey (Roy) Bush of West Virginia, and nephew Devon Bush of West Virginia. He will also be deeply missed by many family and friends in both Wisconsin and West Virginia.
He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
A celebration of life will take place from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Gassaway Community Center in West Virginia. A second celebration of life will take place from 12:00pm-5:00pm on June 22, 2024 at Run Inn Erins in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Joan Loretta Bush
Joan Loretta Bush, 76, of Burnsville, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024 surrounded by loved ones in body, mind, and soul.
Born March 5, 1948, in Gassaway, she was the daughter of the late Harry Frame and Flossie Cougar Frame.
Joan is survived by her sons, Randall “Randy” Robey, and wife Melody, Matthew Robey, Jonathon Robey, and Aiden Robey; daughters, Lora James, and husband Dennis and Rhonda Robey; a brother, Robert “Bob” Frame; sister, Ella Mae Frame Alton; grandchildren, Terry Simmons, Jackie Stockman, Paige Robey Riner, Andrea Jade Grounds, Megan Grounds, Robert James, Devon Kidwell, and Cody Kidwell; great-grandchildren, Amarie, Farnie, Gabriel, Liam, Bella, Gage, and Journey; and friend, Ricky David Rhodes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Bush; siblings, Ray Frame, Morgan “Fib” Frame, Vivian “Sissy” Frame, Harry Frame, Stanley Frame, and Jean Frame Burge; and one great-grandson, Andrew Simmons.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Braxton County, WV.
Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.
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Sharon Elaine (Pugh) Shaver
Sharon Elaine (Pugh) Shaver, 68, of Exchange, WV, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 18, 2024, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on August 15, 1955, the daughter of the late Otha Pugh and Elsie (Hudkins) Pugh. She graduated from Braxton County High School in 1973 and began working at the coffee shop where she met her soulmate, Jerry Shaver. On May 5, 1974, the two wed and shared a life filled with faith, love, respect, commitment, and support. Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Jerry Shaver, her children, Jerry D Shaver of Exchange, Ryan (Folondi) Shaver of Exchange, Melinda (Darrell) Gillespie of Sutton, and Michelle Facemire of Webster Springs, her grandchildren, Jadyn Stewart, Emily Metheney, Erica Hart, Deklan Meadows, Alexander Shaver, Kallen Meadows, Audrina Facemire, and Hattie Jo Shaver. In addition to her husband, children, and grandchildren, she is survived by her sister, Linda (Keith) Borden of Manteo, NC, sister, Alberta LaBelle of Ruther Glen, VA, and brother, Stanley (Patti) Pugh of Corley as well as several nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters in law. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Otha and Elsie Pugh and her sister, Eileen Freeman. Sharon had an immense love of gardening and tending to her beautiful flower gardens. Mamaw, as known by her grandchildren, was always their number 1 fan in all aspects of their lives. Mamaw always showed up in her game shirts ready to cheer on her favorite player. Her favorite activities revolved around her grandchildren. She loved her family unconditionally and supported her grandchildren at basketball games, football games, baseball games, wrestling tournaments, volleyball games, and dance recitals. Her grandchildren knew her as supportive, kind, loyal, loving, and proud.
Services for Sharon will be held at Stockert Funeral Home, Flatwoods, WV on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 4 pm. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 21st from 6 pm- 8 pm and Wednesday, May 22nd from 3 pm-4 pm with services immediately following. Graveside service will follow at the Jacob Shaver Memorial Cemetery, Exchange, WV.
Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sharon Shaver

Roger Lee Hall
Roger Lee Hall of Guardian, West Virginia passed away peacefully at his home in Guardian surrounded by his family on Friday, May 17, 2024. Roger, the son and fourth child of the late Walter and Velvie (Carpenter) Hall, was born in Guardian on February 20, 1938. Roger spent his childhood in Webster County and enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his true love was baseball and played on the Webster Springs High School team. After high school, Roger attended Glenville State College where he continued to play baseball for the Pioneers. Throwing an impressive fast ball, he was scouted by both the then Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh Pirate farm teams. Roger’s love for the game spanned an era from listening to Major League Baseball on the radio to attending a World Series game in 2019.
Always a dedicated worker, Roger spent his summers working in Charleston, West Virginia where he resided after school and worked for Union Carbide; he also returned to Webster and taught school at Lower Lick Run for one year. Later he moved to Virginia and worked for Ammann and Whitney during the construction of Washington’s Dulles International Airport, Safeway Food Stores, and as a baggage handler for Eastern Airlines. Roger used these employment opportunities to finance his pursuit of becoming an Airline Pilot. After obtaining his pilot certificates, Roger initially flight instructed for the late State Senator Colgan’s flight school and was eventually hired by Allegheny Airlines in April 1966, Allegheny Airlines later became US Airways. During his time at US Airways, Roger served his fellow pilots for the Air Line Pilots Association as the Captain Representative and Local Executive Chairman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also served at the National level for ALPA. Roger was passionate about flying, often saying that he loved every day at work and never had a bad trip. From humble beginnings to walking the streets of Rome, he would remark that it was really a dream come true. Roger retired from US Airways in February of 1998 after nearly 32 years of employment. Roger’s love for aviation extended into his family and he taught two of his sons and two nephews how to fly, currently his grandson Nicholas and granddaughter Kyla are pursuing an aviation career. He even fulfilled his lifetime dream of building a grass airstrip on his property in Guardian. When not flying he was an avid reader, mostly enjoying Westerns. Roger loved spending time with wife, children, grandchildren, his siblings and their families at home in the mountains of West Virginia. Being quite the prankster, he enjoyed loving teasing his nieces and nephews at any opportunity.
Roger was married for 46 years to Margaret “Terri” (Bugeja) Hall. Roger and Terri traveled the world together, from Europe to Australia. Whether by air or sea, they made the best of their adventures. Roger is survived by his wife, Terri, and five children, Roger 2nd (Bonnie), Walter 2nd, Mark, Shandi, and Ashley. Six Grandchildren, Roger 3rd, Nicholas, Kyla, Ayden, Kaileb, and Avery. His sisters Carolyn, Patricia, and Marlene. Roger was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Velvie, his daughter Debra, his two brothers Hollis and Raleigh, and sister Bernice.
Services will be on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 10:00 AM at the Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, West Virginia. Interment will be at the Levi M Hall, Jr. Cemetery in Guardian. Friends may join the family for visitation one hour prior to service time, from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, 25387
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs is honored to be serving Hall family.