Obituaries

Rebecca “Becky” Jane Yates

July 4, 2019

Rebecca “Becky” Jane Yates, 59, of Cowen passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the United Hospital, Clarksburg, after a short illness. She was born August 22, 1959 in Richwood, WV, a daughter of the late Edward and Hilda Mathes Wright. Becky w

Helen June Beam

June 29, 2019

Helen June Beam, 77 of Cowen, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Holbrook on the Hill Care Center, Buckhannon after an extended illness. She was born June 26, 1942 in Holly Junction, Braxton County, a daughter of the late Glen and Louise Gill

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Michael Duane Blankenship

June 28, 2019

Michael Duane Blankenship, 70, of Sutton, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Louis A. Johnson VA. Medical Center, Clarksburg after an extended illness. He was born February 4, 1949 in Richwood, a son of the late Alden and Delma Roberts Blankens

Dustin Eugene Waugh

June 27, 2019

Dustin Eugene Waugh, 24. of Cowen, WV, passed away June 27, 2019, tragically, in a logging accident. He was born August 11, 1994 in Summersville, WV, a son of Donald (Jackoline) Waugh and DeRhonda (David) Smith. Dustin was a 2012 graduate of Webst

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James Shirley “Sherlock” Holmes

June 16, 2019

James Shirley “Sherlock” Holmes, 92 of Cowen passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Summersville Regional Medical Center. He was born September 12, 1926 in Webster County, a son of the late Edward and Clina Sears Holmes. Sherlock was a U.S. Army

Robert Lee “Bob” Champ

June 9, 2019

Robert Lee “Bob” Champ, 86, of Cranberry Ridge, passed away June 9, 2019 at Summersville Regional Medical Center. He was born September 14, 1932, on Cranberry Ridge, a son of the late Albert and Nanny Williams Champ. Bob was a retired truck dr

Betty Leah Perrine Cool

June 9, 2019

Betty Leah Perrine Cool, 93, passed away June 9, 2019 in a hospice house near her home in Jacksonville Florida where she had resided for the past 25 years. She was born December 6, 1925 to Rush and Ocie Marie Perrine in Erbacon, West Virginia. In

Phyllis Lavaughn Cole

June 6, 2019

Phyllis Lavaughn Cole, 81 of Cowen passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Clay Health Care Center. She was born July 30, 1937 in Webster County a daughter of the late Clayton and Thelma Perkins Hedger. Lavaughn was a homemaker and a graduate of

Gladys Gray Bragg

June 4, 2019

Gladys Gray Bragg, 75, of Cowen, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after a short illness. She was born July 14, 1943 in Diana, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lewis Wade and Virgie McCourt Chapman.

Montie Zane Jordan

May 29, 2019

Montie Zane Jordan, formerly of Webster Springs, West Virginia, passed away with his family at his home in McConnelsville, Ohio on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. He was born in Lewis County on August 29, 1939, a son of the late Dave Nile Jordan and Rosa

Mary Elizabeth McLaughlin

May 22, 2019

Mary Elizabeth McLaughlin, 70, of Williams River, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born September 14, 1948 in Richwood, a daughter of Wanda “Betty” Sibert Wamsley and the late Eugene Wamsley.

Edward Lee “Chuck” Bragg

May 20, 2019

Edward Lee “Chuck” Bragg, 79, of Cowen, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born December 19, 1940 in Weston, a son of the late Herbert and Mary Rumbach Bragg. Chuck was a retired coal miner, wit

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William Edward “Bill” McCartney

May 10, 2019

William Edward “Bill” McCartney, 72 of Cowen, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends, after a long illness. He was born May 8, 1947 in Webster Springs, a son of the late French and Retha Peck McCart

William George Taylor

April 29, 2019

William George Taylor, 82, of Cowen, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Summersville Regional Medical Center after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.  He was born August 6, 1936 in Webster County, a son of the late Wilbert and Aretta Bell Ta

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Aniello Guiseppa Romano Jr.

April 25, 2019

Aniello Guiseppa Romano Jr., 84 of Cowen, WV, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 29, 1934 in Camden on Gauley, a son of the late Aniello “Neal” and Angelina Feola Romano. Jr. was a 1952 grad