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Delmer Blankenship

Jun 09, 1932 - Oct 22, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Delmer Blankenship, 91 of Baisden, WV left this world for his Heavenly Home, from his residence on Sunday, October 22, 2023. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 9, 1932, he was the son of the late Troy Sr. and Rosa (Hatfield) Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Delmer Eugene (Debbie) Blankenship, multiple brothers and sisters, his son-in-law, Mark Fischer, and the love of his life, his wife of almost 61 years, Shirley Ann Blankenship...Read More

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Johnny Dotson

Apr 15, 1964 - Dec 17, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Johnny Lee Dotson, 59 of Wharncliffe, departed this life Sunday, December 17, 2023 from his residence. Born on April 15, 1964 in Williamson, WV he was the son of Mary Jane (Cohenour) Dotson and the late Earl Edman Dotson. In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Viola and Grover Cohenour; paternal grandparents: Wade and Elizabeth "Dixie" Dotson; uncles: Eugene and Clifton Dotson, and Charles and Mark Cohenour; aunt: Karen Goad; father and mother-in-law: Teddy and Sandra Toler; nephew: Stevie Joe Browning; his special friend: Marion Butcher; and his special fur baby: "Tink". Johnny retired from the Army after 31 years of active service to his nation with the rank of Sergeant Major. He was extremely proud of his many military achievements over the years, and was the recipient of numerous medals and decorations during his years of service. After his retirement from the military, Johnny was able spend more time enjoying his favorite activities: fishing and ginsenging. He was a fantastic family man with a very generous heart. He loved his family dearly, but the apples of his eye were his grandkids. He loved spending time with them, and was the best grandpa they could have asked for. Johnny was of the Pentecostal Faith, and enjoyed attending church. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 33 years: Margaret "Marty" (Toler) Dotson; son: Johnathon "Bub" (Madison) Dotson; daughter: Johnna (Donovan) Mounts; his mother: Mary Jane (Cohenour) Dotson; six grandchildren: Jaylyn and Ryder Mounts, Josie, Paxton, and Landon Dotson, and Jordan Ferguson; two brothers: Earl Jr. (Carmella) Dotson and Anthony (Tammy) Dotson; two sisters: Tara (Jimmy) Wells and Kimberly (Rodney) Blankenship; two brothers-in-law: Shane (Jennifer) Toler and Eric (Christy) Toler; sister-in-law: Vickie (Steve) Browning; and his special friend: Bradley Butcher. Friends may gather with the family Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 6-9 PM at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel for visitation. Funeral services will commence at the funeral home Thursday December 21, 2023 at 2 PM with Pastor Jim Nagy and Pastor Rick Endicott officiating. Military rites will be provided following the funeral service by the Iaeger VFW Post 1144 and the WV Army Honor Guard. Serving as pallbearers: Aaron Dotson, Brandon Bragg, Adam Dotson, Brenton Lovins, Wesley Browning, Shawn Toler, Gabriel Snyder, and Issac Snyder. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Earl Jr. Dotson, Anthony Dotson, Donovan Mounts, Johnathon "Bub" Dotson, Bradley Butcher, Shane Toler, and Eric Toler. Sergeant Major Dotson will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a later date. His caring smile and generous heart will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved him.

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Brielle Dotson

May 25, 2012 - Dec 06, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Our beautiful girl Brielle Ana Rose Dotson passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Brielle was born in Royal Oak, MI to Mother Nicole Alexander and Josh McMillen on May 25, 2012. Brielle was preceded in death by her father David Dotson; grandmothers Delores Buckland, Patricia McMillen, and Alma Alexander; and uncles Jerry Butler and Daniel Dotson. She was known to all her family, friends, and school as a sweet and loving girl with a beautiful smile. Brielle enjoyed music, baseball, animals, and eating. Brielle dreamed of becoming a veterinarian someday. She had two very special friends, Shayla Woodall, and Isiah Daniels. She attended the Regional Church of God at Delbarton, WV. Those she left behind to cherish her memory: mother Nicole Alexander and Chad Adkins of Delbarton, WV; brothers Julian Dotson, Christian Adkins, and Chad Adkins Jr. of Delbarton, WV; sisters Charity Adkins (Blake Wolford) of Varney, WV, Destiny Adkins of Delbarton, WV, and two unborn siblings; grandparents David (Tammy) Dotson of Gilbert, WV, Richard (Dawn) McMillen of Westland, MI, and James Adkins of Delbarton, WV. She also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other dear classmates and friends. The wake will be held at Regional Church of God in Delbarton, WV on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 6:00 P. M. , followed by funeral services on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 12:00 P. M. , with pastors Eddie Lane and Mitchell Bias officiating. Burial will follow in the Runyon-Hinkle Cemetery at Belo, WV. Brielle will be carried to her resting place by Chad Adkins, Richard McMillen, Justin Dotson, Chad Adkins Jr. , James Blackburn, Blake Wolford, and Harmon Adkins Her wonderful smile and gentle heart will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved her. She will always live forever in our hearts.

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Delia Fosdick

Apr 07, 1943 - Nov 24, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

"Delia was born in Gilbert, West Virginia and passed away at her home on November 24, 2023 at the age of 80. She was a resident of Riverside for 49 years and served as a volunteer for Riverside Police Department for 13 years. Delia enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Denny Fosdick; 3 children, Laura Moody of LaVerkin, Utah, Eric Fillmore of Crestline, Lisa Fillmore of Riverside; 7 grandchildren, Isabella, Alec, Danielle, Callie, Evan, Devan, Derek; 6 great grandchildren, Addison, Avery, Autumn, Ukiah, Lou, Quaid; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 27, 2023 at 11:30 a. m. at The Well Church, 12717 14th Street in Yucaipa with a following reception. "

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Jimmy Bragg

Nov 26, 1951 - Nov 24, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Jimmy Bragg, 71 of Gilbert, WV gained his heavenly wings on Friday, November 24, 2023 at his residence after a long illness. Born November 26, 1951 he was the son of the late Lee Bragg and Virginia (Vincent) Bragg. He was a retired coal miner for Pittston Coal (Rum Creek Plant) and a member of the Browning Fork House of Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Teresa Bragg; a sister, Patricia Bragg; Paternal Grandparents: Homer and Lula Bragg. Maternal Grandparents: Fonzo and Virgie Vincient. Mother-in-law: Betty Holcomb. Uncles: Ray Bragg, Kenneth Bragg, Buster Bragg, Junior Vincent, and Bob Vincent and Aunts: Margie (Vincent McNeely) and Mollie (Vincent) Trent. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, papaw, father-in-law, coach, camera man, and friend to all that knew him. One of his many loves was Gilbert sports. Among many things, he was head coach in the old Gilbert Little League, coaching football, basketball, and baseball; Assistant coach, with his son Jimmy Lee, at Gilbert Middle School; and was the assistant to his longtime friend, Coach Arnold Mollette, for the baseball team at Gilbert High School. The family would like to give a heartfelt 'thank you' to Gilbert Pride Little League, Gilbert Middle School, Gilbert High School, and Mingo Central High School for allowing him to be a part of the teams and to film games for each of you over the years. Those left to love and cherish his memory are his loving wife: Donna Bragg of Gilbert, WV. Sons: Jimmy Lee Bragg (wife Amanda) of Hampden, WV, Ryan Bragg (wife Katherine) of Talbott, TN. Stepson: Ronald Collins (Allison Collins) of Bruno, WV. Grandchildren: Jordan Bragg and Preston Dingess of Hampden, WV, Magnolia, and Audrianna Bragg of Talbott, TN, and Dylan Collins of Logan, WV. Also, the many families, friends, co-workers, and the players whom he coached and loved dearly. The family would like to thank and show appreciation to his caretakers; Tina West Hatfield and Nadean Davis and to Hospice Home Care. Friends and former players may gather with the family Friday, December 1, 2023 from 12:00 to 2:00pm in the Chapel at Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert, WV where funeral services will commence at 2:00pm with Rev. Denny May and Rev. Lowell Smith officiating. The singers will be Brother Nick Browning and Sister Jackie Mounts. Burial will follow at the Bragg Family Cemetery at Hampden, WV. Pallbearers will be Todd Dillon, Mark Lester, Shaye Justice, Jared Lester, Cody Houck, Nate Butcher, Cameron Ellis, and Josh Dingess. Thou he is gone from our sight, his smile, never ending love, and presence will remain with us forever.

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Delmer Blankenship

Jun 09, 1932 - Oct 22, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Delmer Blankenship, 91 of Baisden, WV left this world for his Heavenly Home, from his residence on Sunday, October 22, 2023. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 9, 1932, he was the son of the late Troy Sr. and Rosa (Hatfield) Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Delmer Eugene (Debbie) Blankenship, multiple brothers and sisters, his son-in-law, Mark Fischer, and the love of his life, his wife of almost 61 years, Shirley Ann Blankenship. Delmer gave his life to Christ on May 25, 1997. He was a member of the Church of Christ located in Gilbert, WV. He was a retired coal miner. Delmer loved working in the coal mines. He was known to be one of the hardest working coal miners at Buffalo Mining Company located in Logan, WV. He dedicated 40 years to his profession and was a loyal member of the UMWA District 17 Chapter. Delmer loved his family more than anything. He provided for them throughout his life. He enjoyed working in his garden, watching his favorite baseball team: The Cincinnati Reds, pickling corn, and staying outdoors; especially deer hunting. Delmer's legacy of hard work, dedication, love, and kindness will live on in those who love and adored him: his sons: Rodney Joe Blankenship (Kim) of Wharncliffe, WV and Darrick Shane Blankenship (Rebecca) of Louisville, TN; one daughter Pamela Hope Fischer of Mineral, VA; one very special sister Nina Cline of Baisden, WV. Six wonderful grandchildren, whom he loved with all his heart: Erica Blankenship and Alex Blankenship of Gilbert, WV, Ashton Hope Walls (Jon) of Wharncliffe, WV, Mackenzie Leigh Roper (Jay) of Gum Spring, VA, Troy Joseph Fischer of Mineral, VA and Briley Hope Blankenship of Louisville, TN; two precious great grandchildren: Jenson Wade Walls of Wharncliffe, WV and Lawrence Mac-Lee Roper of Gum Spring, VA. Delmer leaves behind a host of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear neighbors/family. Friends and Family may gather with the family Friday, October 27, 2023 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will take place afterwards with Pastor Barry Cline, his great nephew, officiating. Burial will follow at Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, WV. Delmer will be carried to his final resting place by: Darrick Blankenship, Pamela Fischer, Troy Fischer, Doug Blankenship, Jon Walls, and his best friend, Freddie McNeely. A very special thanks goes out to his loving and dedicated caregivers/angels: Janet Gibson, Alice Murphy, Crystal Jordan, and Nadean Davis. His wonderful smile, kind heart, and friendly nature will live on in all those who were blessed to have known and loved him. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Mark L. Fischer Legacy Fund, which will help student-athletes at Louisa County Public Schools achieve their dreams. Contributions should be made payable to the "Louisa Education Foundation" with "Fischer Scholarship" on the memo line. Contributions should be mailed to The Louisa Education Foundation, P. O. Box 1195 Louisa, VA 23093.

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Crystal Cline

Apr 11, 1977 - Oct 13, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Crystal Cline, 46 of Baisden, WV departed this life Friday, October 13, 2023 from her residence. Born April 11, 1977 at Man, WV she was the daughter of Deborah (Clark) Hoosier and Leon Lester. Crystal is preceded in death by her sisters: Benita Ann Lester, and Terrina Lester; brother: Carey Lee Lester. Crystal enjoyed hunting, digging ginseng, roaming through the mountains, she loved being and doing anything outdoors. Those left to love and cherish her memory are her daughter: Brooke Caserta of Sevierville, TN; her son: Kace Trinity Cline of Man, WV; mother: Deborah Hoosier of Man, WV; father: Leon Lester of Davin, WV; half-brother: Donavon Lester of Davin, WV. She also leaves behind a host of other dear family and friends. Friends may gather with the family Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 6:00 till 9:00 pm in the chapel of Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, WV where funeral services will commence at 7:00 pm with Rev. Jonas "Joe Peck" Trent officiating. To honor her wishes, she will be cremated following services. Her wonderful smile and gentle heart will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved her.

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Carlos Mounts

Sep 12, 1944 - Oct 10, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Carlos Lee Mounts, 79 of Baisden, WV went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from his residence. Born September 12, 1944 at Baisden, He was the son of the late Oscar and Opal (Poffenburger) Mounts. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brothers: Roger Lee and Roy Tony Mounts; sister: Brenda Kay Mounts; nephews: Oscar Levoid and Roger Dale Powers. Carlos was a retired Surface Miner. He was affiliated with the Ben Creek Free Pentecostal Holiness Church. He loved his Antique Cars and taking them to car shows, watching NFL Football games, watching, and going to Nascar races, putting model cars together, going to flea markets; and especially, his cats. Carlos was also a US Army Veteran. He served 2 years in Vietnam. He served in the Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve. He was awarded with the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge, Expert Badge, 1 Oversea Bar, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, and Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Ribbon. Those left to love and cherish his memory are his son: William "Billy" (Phoebe) Mounts of Varney, WV; daughter: April (Chris) Salmons of Justice, WV; grandchildren: Tiffany Collins of Charleston, WV, Kenny Lee (Rita) Mounts, William "Little Bill" Mounts, all of Gilbert, WV, Cameron (McKenzie) Lester and Chandler Lester, all of Baisden, WV; great grandchild: Brantley Gage Lester of Baisden, WV; brother: Ronnie (Debbie) Mounts of Baisden, WV; sisters: Barbara Currier and companion David Rosebush of Bristol, TN, and Linda Strickland of Bristol, VA; nephews: Terry and Tracy Brumfield, both of Bristol, VA, and Brian Mounts of Baisden, WV; niece: Michelle (Walden) Hatfield of Bristol, TN; special friend: Marie Carter of Hanover, WV. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may gather with the family Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 1:00 till 2:00 pm at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, where funeral services will commence at 2:00 pm with Pastor Denny May officiating. Burial will follow in the Mounts Cemetery at Baisden, WV. Carlos will be carried to his resting place by pallbearers: Cameron and Chandler Lester, Chris Salmons, Kenny Lee, William "Little Bill" and Brian Mounts. Military Honors will be conducted by Post 1144, Iaeger, WV.

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Kristy Brown

Dec 15, 1970 - Oct 06, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Kristy Dawn Brown, 52 of Browning Fork section of Gilbert, WV departed this life Friday, October 6, 2023 at Akron General Hospital, subsidiary of Cleveland Clinic from a traumatic injury Born in South Williamson, KY on December 15, 1970, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Elma (Hatfield) Brown In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Kelly and Ettie Hatfield; paternal grandparents: Thurman and Lela Brown; sister: Lorna Sue Baker; brothers: Steve and Rex Brown; sister-in-law: Rosemary Brown; nephew: Jeremy Keith Brown Kristy loved her animals, traveling, and making crafts for her family and friends One could find her sitting on her porch in the summer, waving and talking to those who passed by She never met a stranger Those left to love and cherish her memory are her significant other of 28 years: James Ball; sister: Lola (Oscar) Keen; brothers: Rod (Sandy) Brown, Lonnie (Sonja) Brown, Chester, Jr (Melanie) Brown, Aaron Brown, Darrin Brown; special aunt: Barbara Mounts; uncle: Herb (Sue) Hatfield Kristy also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends of whom are numerous and too many to name Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 6-9 pm at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, WV Funeral services will commence there at the chapel on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm with Rev Lowell Smith officiating Burial will follow in the Brown Family Cemetery in the Browning Fork section of Gilbert, WV Kristy will be carried to her resting place by her family and friends Love is stronger than death even though it cannot stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it cannot separate people from love It cannot take away our memories either In the end, life is stronger than death Kristy is gone from sight and taken from this life to her eternal life She is gone from sight, but never from our hearts

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Michael Perry

Oct 07, 1943 - Oct 05, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Michael McKinley Perry, 79, of Gilbert departed this life on October 5, 2023 at Trinity Nursing Home, Logan, WV Born October 7, 1943 in Logan, Michael was the son of the late Opal and Juanita (Canterbury) Perry In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by a daughter: Amelia Maynor; three brothers: Shane, Zane, and Greg Perry; and two sisters: Sharon Perry and an infant Sister Perry Michael was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him Those left to love and cherish the Memories of Michael are his daughter: Frances (Nick) Lovich of Gilbert; his son: Michael (Rae) Browning of Winston Salem NC; six grandkids: Angel (Jeremiah Hatfield) Ellis, Dominic Ellis, Tommy (Gloria) Queen, Buren (Hope) Maynor, Alaina Browning, and Dylan Browning; great grandchildren: Parker Maynor, Charlie McGlone, Jorge McGlone, Steven Conner Ellis; one brother: Lane Perry; and a host of nieces Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, October 9, 2023 from 6 PM to 7 PM for visitation, with funeral services to commence at 7 PM Monday with Pastor Matthew Stanley officiating To honor Michael's wishes, his remains will be cremated following services

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Dora Lester

Mar 31, 1969 - Oct 04, 2023

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Gilbert, WV

Dora Ann Lester, 54, of North Spring, WV departed this life Wednesday October 4, 2023 from CAMC Memorial Hospital Born March 31, 1969, she was the youngest daughter of the late Roscoe and Liddie Ruth Lester In addition to her parents, Dora Ann is also preceded in death by her daughters: Kristen Riffe and Danyel Lester; two sisters: Darlene Bryant and Kathy Lester; brother: Russell Lester; brother-in-law: Randy Wykle; and two nephews: "Lil" Randy Wykle and Russel Lester Jr Dora loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with her closest friends and family Those left to love and cherish her memory are her son: Sammie Webb of Huntington; four grand kids also of Huntington; three sisters: Charlotte Wykle of North Spring, Vicie (Junior) Kolffe of Ragland; and Lesa (David) Hatfield of Oceana; four brothers: Roscoe (Susie) Lester of Hanover, Ezra Lester of Pigeon Creek, Abby Lester of Williamson, and Denny Ray Lester of Charleston; along with a host of extended family and friends Friends may gather with the family beginning at 6 PM Sunday October 8, 2023 at the Little Cub Memorial Baptist Church at North Spring Visitation will continue through Monday evening, October 9, 2023 at the church, with funeral services commencing Tuesday October 10, 2023 at 2PM with Pastor Russell Prince and Rev David Hatfield officiating Burial will follow the funeral service at the North Spring Community Cemetery Dora Ann will be carried to her resting place by her family and friends She may be gone from out sight but never from our hearts

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