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Obituaries for Week of July 7

James Darren Adkins, 57, of Scott Depot, passed away June 23, 2022 in CAMC Hubbard Hospice after a short illness.
Jimmy was born May 26, 1965 in Charleston to Sandra Faye Whittington Adkins and to the late James Moses “Mose” Adkins.
In addition to his father, Jimmy was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ellie Jo Terry.
Jimmy attended Winfield High School, and was a truck driver with Raines and Son Excavation.
Left to cherish his memory are loving mother, Sandra Faye Whittington Adkins of Scott Depot; daughter, Chelsey Terry of Scott Depot; grandchildren, McKenna Bryce Terry and Marshall Maddox Banner Terry; brothers, Natchie Edwin Adkins (Lisa) of Richmond, Virginia and Forrest Allen Adkins (Tammy) of North Carolina; sisters, Jonel Pullen (Terry) of Barboursville and Libby Johnson (Greg) of Hamlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Service was Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with Pastors Melissa Pratt and David Bowen officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Terry Lee Bartron, 64, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital following a short illness.
Terry was born in Summersville on January 10, 1958, to the late Coston and Ann Hamilton Bartron. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. Terry loved being on the water and worked for Songer White Water Rafting and he had a great love for music and was a DJ. Terry had a love for people and upon his death, he decided to be an organ donor. He was a good Husband, Dad and Pops.
Terry is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Tammy (Brent) Bartron; son, Joshua (Julie) Bartron of Winfield; grandson, Joseph Bartron and granddaughter, Josslyn Bartron; mother-in-law, Betty Brent of Ulysses, KS; sister-in-law, Donna Mathes Meadows of Topeka, KS; brothers-in-law, Kevin and Ken Brent both of Ulysses, KS; special friend and neighbor, Betty Hunt of Winfield; special friend, Dewayne Brogan of Summersville; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and two great great nieces.
Funeral services was Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Mike Long officiating.

James B. Bruce, 76, of Hurricane, died suddenly on June 29, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. He was a US Army Veteran, retired from International Union of Boilermakers Local 687 Charleston, SC and International Union of Ironworkers Local 397, Mango, FL.
James loved telling jokes and never met a stranger. He was the life of any get together.
Born November 2, 1945 in Bartow, Florida. Son of the late Joseph Bruce and Thelma Scarborough Bruce. Preceded in death by brothers Norris and Jack Bruce.
James is survived by his wife of 37 years Patricia LeBlanc Bruce, daughters Kim Bruce, Kelly Bruce Crose and Jamie Bruce Douglas. Grandchildren Larry Ray Troyer, Cody Douglas, Sara Crose and Kayla Horton of Hurricane, WV and Jacob Douglas stationed in Germany for the US Army.
Great Grandchildren Sylas and Lydia Troyer, Ashton and Aaren Anderson. Brothers “Monk” Bruce and Jerry Glover. Sister Janice Spires as well as several nieces and nephews.
Per James wishes, no service will be held.

Mary L. Gates, 82, of Bancroft, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022 at her home.
She was a 1958 graduate of Poca High School and worked for several years as a nursing assistant.
Born February 23, 1940 in Bancroft, she was the daughter of the late Edward Steele and Genevieve Wright Steele. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Gates and brother, Thomas Steele.
Survivors include her sons, Bryan (Cindy) Gates of Poca, Glen Gates of Leon and Doug (Libby) Gates of Nitro; sisters, Joann Harris and Anita Young both of Chesapeake VA. Mary is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.
In accordance with Mary’s wishes there will be no formal services.

Linda Joyce Humphrey, 73, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2022, at home.
Linda was a homemaker, loving mother, and grandmother. She accepted the Lord as her Savior on Tuesday June 28, 2022.
She is preceded in death by her husband Troy Humphrey and parents Bill and Emogene McClanahan.
She is survived by her sons Brian Humphrey and Travis and wife Lori Humphrey; brothers Barry and wife Joan McClanahan and Larry McClanahan and two grandchildren Cierra Ann Humphrey and Tyler Wayne Moore.
Burial was in Humphrey Cemetery, Poca.

Franklin Charlton McIntire of Hurricane, passed away peacefully at home on June 28, 2022 at the age of 84.
He was born in Wheeling and formerly lived in St. Albans.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia Elaine Morris McIntire, sons Chuck McIntire of Hurricane and Bob McIntire of Richmond, VA, and brother Raymond R. McIntire of Melbourne, Florida.
Frank was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dallas McIntire, mother, Helen Louise Charlton McIntire, and sisters Bonnie Jo McIntire and Jean Spears. He was a 29-year veteran of the US Army Reserve, where he retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Two of his greatest sources of pride were his family and his military service.
Frank will be interred at a later date, with military honors, at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Institute. His smile and presence will be missed by many, but especially by his family.

James Delbert Owens, 63, of Poca, passed away June 27, 2022, in CAMC Memorial Division.
James is a former construction worker. He is preceded in death by his father Delbert Owens, mother Shelbie Saunders, stepfather Earl Saunders and father-in-law William Summers.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Summers Owens; two children Stacey Owens and Tiffany Owens; siblings Drema Thomas, Robert Owens, Edward (Melissa) Owens and Sherry (Tony) Key; mother-in-law Florence Summers and three grandchildren Isabella Davis, Braxton Owens and Desmond Washington.
A tribute to the life of James was held Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Poca Town Gazebo with Frank Lawson officiating.

Our beloved Cheyenne Brooke Sawyers, 25, of Winfield, went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2022. She was born on January 23, 1997 to Dustin and Sabrina Sawyers of Winfield.
In her short time on earth, Cheyenne made a striking impact in the lives of the people she encountered. She was a very kind and caring person who would approach even a stranger if she was worried about their well-being. Cheyenne could brighten up any room with her cheerful sense of humor and contagious laugh. Her kindness, like her memory, will continue to live on in the lives of those she touched.
Cheyenne was a 2015 graduate of Winfield High School where she graduated with honors. She had a love for basketball and played for the Winfield Generals. She attended Marshall University with a full scholarship. Anything Cheyenne set her mind to, she achieved.
In addition to her parents, Cheyenne is survived by her brother Dylan Sawyers, sister Haylee Sawyers, paternal Grandparents Albert and Patricia Sawyers, maternal Grandparents Steve and Cathy Gill, Uncles Tyler Gill (Alli), Albert Sawyers Jr. (Tonya), Devin Sawyers (Max Webb), and Aunt Lisa Bennett (Greg). She is also survived by multiple cousins and countless friends, all of whom loved her wholeheartedly.
Funeral Service was Saturday, July 1, at Chapman Funeral Home with Bishop Walt Lovett and Pastor Roger Fox officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.

Brenda Darlene Smith, 75, of Hometown, passed away on June 30, 2022 at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. Born November 30, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Alvie Doff and Marion Elizabeth Miller Hackney.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Smith; life partner, Bert Smith, and daughters, Alea Cochran and Marion Smith.
Brenda was the beloved matriarch of the family and loved her children and grandchildren very much. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children, Celia (J.R.) of Redhouse and Perry (Lori) Smith of Sissonville; grandchildren, Jeremy, Danny, Eric, Justin, Josh, Andy and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Levi and Cameron, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 at Long & Fisher Funeral Home in Sissonville. Burial was in Floral Hills Garden of Memories in Sissonville.

Eugene Aldon Workman, 84, of Buffalo, passed away July 1, 2022, at home.
He was born January 5, 1938, to the late Oden and Nellie Workman of Buffalo.
Gene worked his entire life in the gas industry, retiring from Eastern American Energy, formerly known as Quinco Petroleum, Devon Energy and Commonwealth Gas. He loved being a farmer. Every year he looked forward to the Putnam County Fair and seeing his grandbabies show their animals. He loved his family and was very proud of all his grandbabies.
He is preceded in death by his sons David E. Workman and Ricky D. Workman both of Buffalo; son-in-law Tom Vaughan of Red House; brother Randall Workman of Buffalo and sister Gilda Badgley of Dunbar.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Barbara F. Workman; daughter Patty (Skip Brewer) Vaughan of Red House; son Donnie Workman of Buffalo; grandbabies Jennifer Vaughan of Poca; Tommy Lee Vaughan of Red House and Josie Workman of Teays Valley and furbabies Nibbles and Junior.
A tribute to the life of Mr. Gene Workman was held Wednesday July 6, 2022 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Scott Casto and Woody Willard officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens.

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