Greenbrier County WV Obituaries

John Joseph Paonessa, Jr.

Sophia-John Joseph Paonessa, Jr., 69, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. John was born July 29, 1952 in New Britain, CT, the son of the late John J. and Delores V. Dagata Paonessa, Sr. He was of the Catholic Faith and had worked as...

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Mary Austin Nottingham

Wilson, NC-Mary Austin Nottingham, 92, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2020. She was born in Ronceverte, the daughter of the late John H. and Sue Allen Austin of Alderson. She is survived by two sons and their wives, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   A graveside service was held on Monday,...

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Andrew Detch

Lewisburg-Andrew Detch passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2021 at home with his wife, Helen holding his hand. He was born Oct. 2, 1920 in Wendell, WV, to Lewis and Kristina Nagy Detch.  When he was about three years old his parents moved to Rivesville, WV. Preceding him in...

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Ann Arthur Benedict

Lewisburg-Ann Arthur Benedict passed quietly in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 after a long struggle with dementia.  She was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Winchester, VA, graduated from John Handley High School, Winchester and Hollins College, Hollins, VA. On Aug. 10, 1957, Ann married Cleveland Keith...

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Annie Finney Davis

White Sulphur Springs-Annie Finney Davis, known to her family as “Gibby,” 88, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 in her home. Gibby was born in Jenkins Jones, WV, on Apr. 24, 1933 to the late Profit, Sr. and Essie Finney. She was a graduate of Gary District High School in...

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Cecil C. Rider

White Sulphur Springs-Cecil C. Rider, 97, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Mar. 12, 1924 in the area of Meadow Creek now Sherwood Lake. He was the son of the late Clarence H. Rider and Mary Dilley Rider....

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James Paul Hanna

Frankford-James Paul “Arnold” Hanna, 58, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Born Feb. 17, 1963, in Union, he was the son of Shelby Jane Decker Hanna and the late Joseph Sidney Hanna, Jr. Arnold was a longtime employee of Perk Organic Farms. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and would often drive...

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James Burliegh Nelson, Jr.

Alderson-James (Jimmy) Burliegh Nelson, Jr., 51, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at the Greenbrier Health Care Center in Fairlea. Born Nov. 7, 1969 in Fairfax, VA, he was a son of Susan Mary Pennington Nelson and the late James Burliegh Nelson, Sr. Jimmy was a member of the Johnson...

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Kathleen Ruth Ewing

Frankford-Kathleen Ruth Ewing, 71, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea with family and friends by her side. She was born July 19, 1950 in Greenfield, MA to the late Robert and Winfred Day Ewing. Kathleen was a retired child advocate with the Family Refuge...

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Lorena Elsie Salisbury

Charmco-Lorena Elsie Salisbury Hoover was born Oct. 9, 1937 at Dry Branch, Pocahontas County. She was the daughter of Rolland Salisbury and mother, Gatewood Conrad Salisbury. Lorena E. Salisbury was married to Jack Hoover on June 3, 1956. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Jackie V. Hoover...

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