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Obituaries for Week of February 1

Kevin Thomas Cobb, 62, of Poca, formerly of Dunbar, passed away January 22, 2024.
Kevin was born March 2, 1961, in Charleston to the late Lawrence and Cleo Cobb.
He is survived by a host of cousins and friends.
At his request there will be no service.

Judy Lynn Cobbs, 74, of Winfield, passed away on January 17, 2024 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 4, 1949 in South Charleston to the late Edward and Doris Duke.
In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur “Butch” Cobbs.
Judy is survived by her children: Stephanie Womack (Jimmy) of Cornelius, NC, Jay Cobbs (Tina) of Brooklyn Heights, OH and Michael Duke (Melody) of Winfield; grandchildren: Richard, Zachary, Brandon, Brittany, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Cody, Rylee and Lynzi; great grandson: Zane; sisters: Carolyn Pauley (Bert) of Scott Depot, WV and Sandra Cyrus (Jim) of New Port Ritchie, FL.
Memorial Service for Judy was held Sunday, January 28, 2024 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Patricia Ann Holley, 70, of Bancroft, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2024.
Patricia was a caregiver and a Christian.
She is preceded in death by her son Donald Davis.
She is survived by her children Belinda Ennis of Bancroft, Kim Boothe of VA, and Jamison Holley of Bancroft; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of siblings and other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The music of heaven will be a little sweeter as Anna “Louise”(Rooper) Johnson, passed to her eternal reward on January 27th, 2024. Louise was a wonderful mother and friend to all who knew herand a special” Mam-Maw” to her grandchildren. Truer words could never describe her journey on this earth other than…”Well done, good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”
Louise was a beautiful person both inside and out and it was reflected in her gentle quiet and loving spirit. For over 30 years of her life,Louise served as pianist who brought beautiful music to Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member. Louise also helped in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School and with many other church functions and numerous meals over the years. Louise is preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Esther Rooper, her brothers, Troy and Elmer Rooper, and her husband Gordon Johnson. Surviving are her sister, Geraldine Parks and brother Kenny Rooper (Barb). Her children include Rickie Johnson, (Kim) of Dade City, Florida, Vickie Clark (Steve) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Tony Johnson (Linda) of Hurricane, and Sherry Williamson (Greg) of Winfield. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Lee Bayliss, Scott Bayliss, Alisha Hughes, and Matthew Williamson. Great grandchildren; Margaret Hughes, AJ Hughes, and Allie Hughes, with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. A special tribute to Carolyn Ferguson who was a dedicated care-giver and friend who fulfilled herpromise to help take care of Louise until the very end of her very long journey with dementia.
The saying, “Behind every successful man, there is an even greater woman” is a phrase that has been used for generations which certainly holds true here. Louise was a shy but beautiful young lady who was elected Miss Hurricane in 1956, so when she needed a convertible for the homecoming parade, Gordon was the only person she knew that owned one. That borrowed first ride continued for 66 years with marriage and family and many friends. Throughout those years, Louise was the hard working but quiet force that steadied Gordon as he built the family business, Johnson’s Body Shop (1970-93). Louise was an integral part of operations along with son Rickie,who both worked tirelessly for over 20 years. In addition to helping with the shop, raising a big family, while also maintaining a huge garden, Louise also took a position working at Foodland deli in Scott Depot to help insure a steady income while the business was being established. Louise was always a hard worker and great cook. Working at the delicatessen strengthened her culinary skill set, and she was known for her beautifully decorated cakes and tasty homemade pies, all eatable art. So many guests ate at her table and there was always room for everyone. Other hobbies she enjoyed included woodworking, camping and going to gospel sings. Louisebrought beauty to the world around her in a quiet and unassuming manner and truly lived by Jesus’ example by dedicating herself to the service of others in a gentle and loving way. Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever. Louise was a blessing on this earth and will be remembered with loving memory.
Funeral service was at Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane on Wednesday 31st. Burial was at Mt.Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Hurricane.

Stephen “Steve” Edward Rogers
Stephen “Steve” Edward Rogers, 77, of Scott Depot, passed away January 21, 2024 at Thomas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
He was born April 30, 1946 to the late Janace M. Gandee and Delvin G. Rogers. Also, preceding him in death are his sister Sharon Rogers and son Michael Boggess.
Steve was a retired professional truck driver, known as “Horse Trader” on the C.B. Radio with an exemplary record of safety and professionalism for 35 years with Coastal Tank Lines, Dana Transportation and was a former owner/operator for R.L. Jeffries Transport.
He had a love for dogs, horses, hunting, camping, pickup trucks, football, NASCAR, telling jokes, his antics and taking naps. He was a 1965 graduate of Winfield High School where he played football and some baseball.
Steve is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan McNeely Rogers; beloved family dog Aurora; sons, Scott Rogers of St. Albans, John (Rosie) Boggess of Elkview; daughters Terri Lynn Burford, Kelly Jo Allen; sister, Judy (Ben) Stutler of Kansas; brother, James “Jim” (Debbie) Rogers of Scott Depot; Aunt Jewel Jones of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Amanda Boggess, Stephen (Andrea) Boggess; great grandchildren, Aiden, Hadley, Peyton; nieces, Janel (Curt) Preller of Indiana, Sarah (Joe) Johnston of Kansas, Stephanie (Stacy) James of Hurricane; nephew, Jeff (Jennifer) Rogers of Hurricane; his Pennsylvania family, several other extended family members and friends.
In accordance with his arrangements, Steve will be cremated with no services being held. His cremains will be inurned at a later date in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Jonathan Jae Tincher
Jonathan Jae Tincher, 33, of Hurricane, was called to his Heavenly Home on January 24, 2024.
He was a loving son, fiancé, brother, grandson, and friend to all. He was engaged to be married on June 8, 2024, to the love of his life, Evelyn Bush. His passion for life was contagious, as was his laughter. He loved to travel and was an avid Magic the Gathering card collector. He was also a huge fan of professional wrestling and a lifelong learner.
Jonathan was a graduate of Nitro High School, St. John’s College, and Francis King Carey School of Law University of Maryland. He was an attorney at Willkie, Farr, and Gallagher, LLP in Washington DC and a civil rights advocate.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gerald Clonch.
Left to cherish his memories are his fiancé, Evelyn; parents, Jim and Mary Beth Tincher; sister, Bethany Tincher and her fiancé John Jenkins, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Buck and Pat Tincher; maternal grandmother, Rahma Clonch; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Service was Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Thomas Trador, Jr.
Thomas Trador, Jr., 87, of Pomeroy, Ohio, formerly of Buffalo, passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. He was a retired truck driver, and served his country as a veteran of the United States Army. Tom was a Christian and dedicated member of the Rose of Sharon Holiness Church.
Born August 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Thomas L. Trador and Mildred S. Jordan Trador. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Newman.
Survivors include his children, Mark Andrew Trador, and Emily Ruth Trador; sisters, Betheline (Herman) Jividen, and Maxine (Lonnie) Harmon, both of Buffalo; as well as extended family and friends.
Funeral service was Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Mike King officiating. Burial with military graveside honors was in Cross Creek Cemetery, Buffalo.

Janice Mae Walton
Janice Mae Walton, age 85, of Hurricane, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Janice was born in War Eagle, West Virginia.
Funeral service was Monday, January 29, 2024 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden. Janice was laid to rest in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Jack L. York
Jack L. York, 79, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Teays Valley Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hurricane.
Born and raised in Paducah, KY, he owned and operated Angel of Mercy Ambulance Service and York Medical Supply.
He is survived by one brother, Jimmey R. York, of Paducah, KY; and his friend of 27 years, Marcus Tribble, of Fraziers Bottom.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garvin Wilson York; his mother, Mary H. (Ruggles) York; one brother, Billy Wilson York; and sister-in-law, Martha Sue (Hunter) York.
Burial was Friday, January 26, 2024, at Grandview Cemetery, Red House.

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