Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries, The Braxton Democrat


Sherman F. Pettry, Sr.
Sherman F. Pettry, Sr., 73 of Kopperston, WV, went home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Raleigh Center, Daniels, WV He was born May 11, 1951, in Charleston and was the son of the late Sherman M. And Gladys Mae Bailey Pettry. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Darlene R. Pettry, twin daughters, Nikki and Mikki Pettry and a brother, Charles “Eddie” Pettry.
Sherman was a 1971 graduate of East Bank High School. While in high school, he worked as a paperboy and also substitute custodian for Kanawha County Schools. He retired from Dominion Energy after many years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family, and close friends. His pride and joy was spending time with his family, children, and grandchildren.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Cindy Pettry and her companion, Rick Hanshaw, twin sons, Sherman F. Pettry, Jr and Charles M. Pettry and his wife Paige; grandchildren, Christopher, Zoe, Gabriel and Jaclyn Goff and Blayne Pettry; siblings, Bonnie Phelps and husband Robert, Kenny Pettry and Mary Sue Wyatt and husband Allen; brother in laws, Robert Davis Jr and wife Freda and Andy Davis and wife Devonda; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside service was 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with Pastor Scott Neal officiating Friends joined the family for visitation 12 noon until service time at the cemetery.
Additional visitation was held 6-8 PM, Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the Sunrise Baptist Church, 1874 Kopperston Rd, Oceana.
Special thanks to close family and friends ,Becky and Schrula Adkins and Oza “Junior “Mullins; and also to Raleigh Center nurses, Tracey, Sarah, and Megan.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs is honored to be serving the Pettry family.

Sara Margaret Brown
A celebrations of life for Sara Margaret (McIntyre) Brown will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2024 at the Day Inn Conference Center in Flatwoods, WV. We will gather/visit from 3:30 to 4:15 with a service to follow at 4:30. A meal will be served following the service.

Dawn Ann Casto
Dawn Ann Casto, 53, of Webster Springs passed away at home on Friday, June 28, 2024.
Born April 30, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of James Casto and the late Thelma (McIe) Casto. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her sister, Cindy Casto.
Dawn was a very outspoken person. She enjoyed a good laugh and was constantly being a jokester and having fun. She enjoyed cooking and the outdoors; particularly, camping and swimming. Dawn loved her family and was known as the family mediator, keeping the peace during squabbles; she was the glue of the family, you could say. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, whom she enjoyed spending time with.
In addition to her father, James, Dawn leaves behind her daughter, Dessie McCourt; grandchildren: Abelia Morrison, Samuel Cowger, and Danika Cowger; brother, James Murell Casto; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Services to celebrate Dawn’s life were held 2pm, Monday, July 8, 2024 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Green officiating. Burial followed at Hanna Cemetery, Cherry Low Gap. Friends joined the family for visitation from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the service time.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Dawn’s family.

Peggy A. Howell (nee Hall)
Peggy A. Howell (nee Hall), 86 of Medina, Ohio, passed away July 2, 2024 after a lengthy illness. She was born in 1938 in Diana to William Paul Hall and Iva May (Eubank) Hall, both deceased.
Peggy was a long-time Medina resident and worked as a printer apprentice for 33 years at Gowe Printing and American Color Graphics, and later worked for Hilton Hotels in guest services. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and watching Cleveland Guardians games. She regularly attended online church services of Liberty Baptist Fellowship in Medina and First Baptist Church of Lanette, Alabama. She was admired by many for her work ethic and many kindnesses to those in need.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother Dale (Jeannette) Hall; children Randall (Jennifer) Howell, Teresa (Phillip) Langley, Philip (Jackie) Howell, Matthew (Julie) Howell, and Leasa Novak; grandchildren Jamie, Michelle, Alexander, Gabrielle, Fred (Megan), and Madelyn; and great-grandchildren Richard, Caitlyn, and Phillip James. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert P. Howell, grandson Phillip B. Howell, sisters Elladene, Augustine, Norma Jean, and Carolyn, and brother William Jr.
Graveside Services and burial were at Cool Springs Cemetery, Diana, on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests charitable donations be made to Cups Café 126 North Court Street, Medina, Ohio 44256.
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Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving Peggy’s family.

Mrs. Marian Sue “Susie” Yeager
Mrs. Marian Sue “Susie” Yeager, 74 of Frametown, WV went home to be her Lord and Savior on July 4, 2024, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Susie as everyone called her was born in Gilmer County, WV to the late Charles and Alma Stump on May 3, 1950. She volunteered for 10 plus years to the community in both Gassaway and Frametown and the Braxton EMS. Susie spent most of her days at home with her very special pets Bruno, Mocha, Beebee, and Jax who will miss her so much.
Susie is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Alma Stump; sisters Kim Cox, Tammy Boggs, and Esther Marie Helmick; best friend Junior Nottingham, and beloved dog Sassy.
Left to remember her are her children Eugene (Lori) Yeager of Fairmont, WV, Melissa (Jimmy) Adkins of Duck, WV, Jennifer (Chuck) Kilmer of Bethany, WV, and Angie (Hurl) White of Poca, WV; and siblings Charles Jr. (Charlene) Stump, Helen Shaver, Grant Stump, Roxie (Bill) Turner, and Linda Nettles. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; her stepson Donnie Ray and Sid Nottingham; and best friend Donnie Nottingham.
She was a very loved woman who will be missed beyond measure.
A tribute to the life of Susie was 2:00 PM Monday July 8, 2024, at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church 2072 Wilson Ridge Road Duck, WV 25063 with Pastor Johnny Ray Conrad officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Charles Henry Ashley
Charles Henry Ashley, II, of Sutton, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2024 at Glenville Health and Rehabilitation, Glenville, WV.
He was born on February 15, 1958, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Charles Henry Ashley, Sr. and Barbara Ann Highmiller Ashley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, Robert Ashley.
Charles was a resident of Glenville Center. He was voted resident of the month for May 2024. The staff and residents spoke highly of him and his personality. He was always laughing and greeted others at the door. He will be missed by all those who knew him and had a relationship with him. He was a Lutheran by faith. Earlier in his life he worked at a railroad tie yard.
He is survived by his son, Jason Ashley; daughter, Heather Watson; several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; and longtime companion, Betty Elliott.
In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no services.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
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Harold Ransom Moore
Harold Ransom Moore, 92, of Chapel, went home to meet his Lord and Savior, on Friday, June 28, 2024.
He was born on May 24, 1932, to the late Bessie Long Moore and Roland Durwood (R.D.) Moore.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Tonkin Moore; daughter, Mary Susan Moore; grandson, Michael Dale Moore; granddaughter, Desiaree Moore; great grandson, Dusty William Mohr; and brother, Glen Moore.
Harold was a proud Army Veteran, who served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Rommetsch Church and later attended the Old German Community Church. Harold was known by his nickname “Pee Wee” to many, but he was best known as “Paw” and “Poppaw”. He loved to “tinker” in the garage, he could fix anything with a motor. Harold loved helping his wife in the garden and was sure to always plant plenty tomatoes! In the fall, he loved to make apple butter, and corn cob back scratchers. Harold and Genevieve spent many Saturday nights at the “sing” held at the Chapel Community Building. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be terribly missed by the many people who knew him.
Left to cherish his memory, are his sons; Bill Moore (Jeanie), Bob Moore (Donna); daughter, Pam Mohr (Kenny); grandchildren, Melissa Mick (Chad), Adam Mohr (Julie), Daniel Moore (Tiffany), Sara Wayne (John); great grandchildren, Hannah Mick White (Josh), Matt Mick, Whittley Mohr, Kalab and Michael Wayne, Grace, JoyAnna, and Faith Moore; great-great grandson, Brantley White, and expecting great-great grandson due in August.
Harold’s funeral service was held 12 Noon Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Roach Funeral Home, 708 Braxton Street, Gassaway with Pastor Rick Hart officiating. Interment with military rites followed in the Moore Family Cemetery, Chapel, West Virginia.
Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Braxton Healthcare Center. Your love and dedication to Harold was such a blessing to everyone. You all have truly become like family and they will never forget your kindness and love for him. He is now “On the Hill”.
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Lloyd Roger Roberts
Lloyd Roger Roberts, 77, of Sutton, passed away on July 4, 2024 at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston, WV.
He was born December 21, 1946 in Sutton, the son of the late Lloyd Hazel & Effie Louise Tingler Roberts. Also preceding him in death was his daughter, Lori Lyons; brother, Randy Roberts.
Roger retired from Mon Power as a Electrical Inspector after many years of work. He also belonged to Sutton Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his son, David Roberts of Gassaway and step sons, Craig Conrad and Gregg Conrad; daughter, Amanda Roberts of Birch River; brother, Rick Roberts of Coxs Mills, WV; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Upon request the body will be cremated. Memorial service may be scheduled at a later date.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is honored to be serving the Roberts family.
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