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Obituaries for Week of November 23

On November 15, 2023, Jesus reached out in love to Theresa Faye Allison. He lifted her soul into Heaven and into His glorious presence. He wrapped his arms around her and whispered, “Come to me.” Theresa was welcomed into the presence of the Lord.
Theresa was born on March 10th, 1931. She became the first-born of five children in the family of Leslie and Gertie “Hauldren” Ball.
Theresa’s most satisfying work was being a homemaker, being a mother, and doing the Lord’s work. Theresa served as the Pianist at Judson Baptist church for over 50 years. She also served as President of the American Baptist Women, Sunday school teacher and for many years as Bible School Superintendent, and Craft Director. Her favorite hymns are, “Amazing Grace” and “Others.” Her favorite scripture was “Do unto others as you would have them do to you” Luke 6:31. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph W. Allison III and her sisters: Edna Cadle and Naomi Luoni.
Theresa is survived by her two daughters: Carolyn Sue Tant of Winfield and Pamela Gail Knight of Rockport, Indiana; 6 grandchildren: Allison & (Fred) Gray, Robert & (Sara) Tant, Jenny Tant, Shannon Knight, Tiffany & (Corey) Arnold and Heather Knight; 10 great grandchildren: Jada Gray, Alena Gray, Brier Gray, Trace Gray, Layla Swint, Mason Tant, Maddox Tant, Kyah Egg, Haven Egg, and Ollie Arnold; two siblings: Tom (Betty Jo) Ball and Nellverna Miller; and Brother In-Law: Jerry Cadle.
Funeral Service for Theresa was Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Judson Baptist Church, Winfield, with Pastor Sam Gassaway officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Wilma Mae Brotosky, 81 of Red House passed away November 14, 2023, in St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Wilma was born in Marion County on October 11, 1942 to the late Louis and Goldie Hill. She is also preceded in death by her children Bonnie, James, Lewis and Rose.
She is survived by her children Mike Brotosky, David Brotosky, Chuck Brotosky, and Goldie Brotosky; sister Jenny Snoderly; brother Sonnie Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
At her request there will be no services.

Alice Marie Shutt Conaway Broyles, 84, of Hurricane, went to her Heavenly Home on November 13, 2023.
She was born on May 29, 1939 in Dansville, NY to the late Walter and Helen Shutt. Alice was also preceded in death by her brother: Richard Shutt of Dansville, NY and sisters: Lorraine Carver of Delaware and Doris Goodine of Florida.
Alice was a retired Registered Nurse having worked in many areas of nursing throughout her long career in both West Virginia and upstate New York. She was a devoted member of the Order of the Eastern Star, also in both states, for most all of her life. Alice knew and loved our Lord, was a devout Christian and a member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Scott Depot.
Alice loved to read a good book and visit with family and friends. She always greeted others with a smile and kind word. Alice never met a stranger and was often accused of talking on the phone to a wrong number until they realized they knew someone in common. Her greatest joy was her family. She loved deeply and was so loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. While we mourn that her time on earth has ended, we take comfort in knowing that she is finally at peace and once again with her loved ones that have gone before her.
Alice is survived by her son: Dr. Kevin Conaway (Cathy) of Hurricane; daughter: Amy Jacobs (Ron) of Hurricane; and son: Albert Conaway (Angela) of Florida; grandchildren: Megan Hill (Trevor) of Maryland, Katelyn Aubry (Ian) of Hurricane, Madison Conaway (Tyler) of Hurricane, James Conaway (Candice) of Hurricane, Evan Conaway of Asheville, NC and Jeffrey Conaway of Cleveland, Ohio; great-grandchildren: Aubrey and Jacob Coiner, Harper and Charlotte Hill, and Cooper and Georgia Conaway. In addition, Alice is also survived by her sister: Marian Kennel of Dansville, NY; along with many special nieces, nephews and extended families and dear friends.
Service was Friday, November 17, 2023 at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Scott Depot, with Rev. David Carver, her beloved nephew officiating. There will be a private family internment at a later date.

David Eugene Dean, Sr.
David Eugene Dean, Sr., 71 of Milton went home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2023, at his home.
David is a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He also attended Hometown Apostolic Church and Church of our Lord Jesus Christ. He enjoyed working, farming, cars, and most of all he loved people.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Gertrude Dean; brother Willard Lambert Dean; and sisters Ailene Hinckle and Betty Marcum.
He is survived by his two children Bobbie Jo Dean and David and his wife Crystal Dean; three brothers Ernest Dean, Jr., Donald Dean, and Bobby Dean; five sisters Madeline Marcum, Nyoka Crank, Drema Marcum, Alice Gerri Maynard, and Martha Gail Porter; nine grandchildren Charles Runyon, Connie Runyon, Joshua Runyon, Caleb Gussler, Brianna Fraley, Raelynn Dean, David E. Dean, III, Raegan Dean, and Cyrus Dean; six great grandchildren Bentley Runyon, Shelby Runyon, Charles Alexander Runyon, Jaylen Spivey, Brantley Runyon, and Bennett Runyon; and a host of children that considered him to be their Papaw.
Service was Monday, November 20, 2023, at Hometown Apostolic Church with Pastor Joel Sites officiating. Burial was in the Jarvis Cemetery, Naugatuck.

Delbert B. Jividen
Delbert B. Jividen, 84, of Red House, passed away peacefully Monday, November 13, 2023 at his home. He was a former employee of Union Carbide and retired from Putnam County Schools with over 30 years of service. Delbert spent the majority of his career teaching at the Putnam Career and Technical Center. He was a former board member of the Putnam School Employees Credit Union. He volunteered countless hours at the Putnam County Fair and served as the Director Emeritus of the Fair Board. Delbert had a deep love for music and left the gift of music to his family and friends. He sang in a quartet and played bluegrass gospel music. He was a member of Shiloah Independent Church.
Born January 7, 1939, he was the son of the late Bracil Jividen and Macil Whittington Jividen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Helen Harper Jividen; sons, Robert Jividen and Michael Jividen; brothers, Lloyd Jividen and Larry Jividen; nephew, Shane Jividen and daughter in law, Melisha Jividen.
Survivors include his daughter, Connie Jividen Stover and her husband Robert K. Stover of Red House; brothers, Belford (Juanita) Jividen of Buffalo, David (Karen) Jividen of Fraziers Bottom, Jerry (LuAnn) Jividen of Poca and Gary (Nancy) Jividen of Eleanor; sister, Pam (Shawn) Swett of Eleanor; grandchildren, Nicholas Stover, Wesley Withrow, Lucas Jividen and Megan Tolbert; sister-in-law, Mary Jividen. Delbert is also survived by several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral Service was Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Larry Covert officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

Drema Dawn Roberson
Drema Dawn Roberson, 62, of Scott Depot, departed this life on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Marmet Center in Marmet.
She was born October 18, 1961, at Man, a daughter of the late Rex and Pauline Layne Cline.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Debbie Trent and Sheena Bragg.
Drema was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her family was her greatest joy, and she cherished every moment spent with them. She was a devoted follower of the Free Will Baptist Faith. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she loved.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Denny Roberson of Scott Depot; one daughter, Haylea (William) Thomas of Beckley; two sons, Dylan Roberson of Scott Depot, and Wesley Roberson; two grandchildren, Elle Thomas and Jhett Thomas; one sister, Lana (James) Salmons of Baisden; and one brother, Brad Cline of Baisden, WV. Additionally, Drema leaves behind many nieces and nephews along with a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services were Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel, Chapmanville, with Michael and Cherie Plumley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, WV.

Wayne Darrell Rooper
Wayne Darrell Rooper, 88, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 17, 2023. He was born on January 20, 1935 to the late Dewey and Doris Rooper.
Wayne graduated Hurricane High School in 1953. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Air Force where he served for over 20 years before retiring at the rank of E6 Technical Sargent.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Deloris Rooper of Hurricane, where they currently reside.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Melonie Justiss, Julie Perry, Juanita Zermeno, and the late Sharon Rooper; step daughters: Carla Sue Houser and Elice Bailey; ten grandchildren; and siblings: Juanita Thornton, Rebecca Phelps, Preggy Henderson, and the late Don Rooper.
He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who took great pride in his service to his country.
There are no services scheduled at this time.

Clifford Sutherland
Clifford “Buddy” Hansford Sutherland, 90, of Nitro, passed away November 8, 2023, and was born july 24, 1933, to the late Clifford H and Maxine sSutherland.
Cliff graduated from St Albans High School, Alderson Broaddus College and Colgate Divinity School in Rochester New York. He was honored to serve the US Army as Sergeant First Class in Germany. Cliff proudly worked through college as a student basketball assistant washing basketball uniforms under the late coach Rex Pyles. While at colgate he pastored York Baptist Church in York, NY, and then at the Church of Christ in Morganville, NY. Cliff was guest pastor at several 2nd baptist churches when the pastors were on vacations or sick. His sons have fond memories of being able to say amen and stand up and clap. His most memorable sermon was about Rudolph the Fed Nose Reindeer. He moved to Morgantown in 1970 to become the Baptist Campus Minister on High Street. After leaving Morgantown in 1974 he and his wife, judy, started a 1st Baptist student reunion that still takes place each July. He also pastored Salem WV Baptist, Clendenin Baptist and Nitro Baptist.
Cliff was always counseling families, visiting patients in hospitals and prison inmates. His passion for helping others led him to continue his education and became a drug and alcohol counseler. He served with Shawnee Hills in Clay, Charleston, Terra Alta and Beckley. Cliff and Judy also led a childrens home at Davis- Stuart Inc in Lewisburg and fostered several children.
Cliff loved the Dodgers, Lakers, and all animals (especialy cats). He always found good in someone and was a hugger. His favorite thing to say was Merry Christmas.
Cliff is survived by his sons Clifford (Patricia) of Morgantown and Paul Sutherland of Charleston, brother Butch Chittum, sisters Cindy Sacher, Topsy Chittum and Jimmy Richmeier, grandchildren Jeremy Sutherland, Jennessa Sutherland, Jennifer Sutherland, Andrew Sutherland, and Stephen Sutherland, and eleven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Judith, parents, special stepdad Lyle Chittum, and Siblings Richard “Teke” Sutherland, Tom Sutherland and Nancy Dabbs.
In accordance with his wishes, Cliff had requested his body be donated to the Marshall Human Gift Registry, continuing to give. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cliffs and Judy’s ashes will be spread over Niagara Falls, Calls Pond, Coopers Rock and ocean at Rehobeth Beach. Arrangements are under the care of Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.

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