ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Erbacon, WV

WDTV

Caroline Gillespie Cochran

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Caroline Gillespie Cochran, 78 of Webster Springs, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, seven days following the passing of her husband of 55 years, Melvin W. Cochran, who passed on June 23, 2022. She passed away of complications from pancreatic cancer, five days after learning of her diagnosis.She was the tenth and last child, born to Clarence W. and Bertha Baughman Gillespie, on May 23, 1944, in Buckhannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Jimmy, Bernard and Felix and sisters, Helen, Louise and Lucille.Surviving is brother David of Webster Springs and sister Sammie (Bob) Allman of Buckhannon. She is also survived by son Max (wife Sandra) Cochran of Webster Springs; four grandchildren, Eddie Cochran, Max (wife Christina) Cochran Jr., Matthew (wife Vicky) Cochran, and Jessica Cochran; along with four great-grandchildren, Desirae, Matthew Jr., Grace, and Lauren; a great-great-granddaughter, Elena; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.Caroline was a member of Emmanuel Assembly of God; she was a 1962 graduate of Webster Springs High School and Clarksburg Beauty Academy in 1963. After passing her WV state licensing exams, she operated her own beauty salon for 30 years in Webster Springs. She was originally hired by Charlie Dodd in 1969 as beautician for Dodd & Hurt Funeral Home and continued working when the business changed to Dodd & Reed Funeral Home.She enjoyed traveling overseas and state side with her husband and grandchildren, and especially enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren at the beach. Caroline was a very competitive scrabble player. Reading historic fiction and WV murder mystery books was her pleasure. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating and Eulogy given by Jack Alsop. She will be laid to rest beside Melvin at Big Run Cemetery, Diana. Friends may join the family for visitation two hours prior to service time.Please join the family for Graveside Services at 2:30 PM at Big Run Cemetery, Diana.In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God, PO Box 839, Cowen, WV 26206.Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family.
WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV
Picture for Caroline Gillespie Cochran

Prep Football: PikeView looks to keep moving forward in 2022

Richwood – Building a winning tradition in football is never easy and often a lengthy process. Mix in a nationwide pandemic and that task becomes even more difficult. Unfortunately, those were the cards that PikeView head coach Jason Spears was dealt when he took over in 2019, so it should come as no surprise that the main goal last season for the Panthers was to somehow find a sense of normalcy.
RICHWOOD, WV
Picture for Prep Football: PikeView looks to keep moving forward in 2022

Meadow River is a sleeper for anglers

The Meadow River currently is being touted among tourists as a feisty little stream that offers a medley of opportunities for both anglers and kayakers. The Meadow’s shaded summer pools keep fishermen coming back year after year, and its lower reaches attract a growing number of kayakers in spring when the stream kicks up its whitewater heels.
FAYETTEVILLE, WV
LOCAL CHANNELS
WDTV

Brandy Sue Arbogast

Brandy Sue Arbogast, 32, a resident of Monterville, passed from this life Monday, June 27, 2022, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by her family. Brandy was born Wednesday, September 20, 1989, in Elkins, a daughter of Perry Arbogast and Penny Hamrick Parrack. Also left to cherish her memory...
ELKINS, WV
wvexplorer.com

Back Fork of Elk River

The Back Fork of Elk River falls through a small rapid on its journey to the Elk River above Webster Springs, West Virginia, in Webster County in the Allegheny Highlands Region. Photo by Rick Burgess.
WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV
RELATED LOCATIONS
Metro News

Further delays in case of man charged in Nicholas deputy death

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Nicholas County prosecutors and defense attorneys for accused murderer Brent Tyler Kelly agreed to postpone Kelly’s preliminary hearing until August in a meeting in Summersville Tuesday afternoon. Kelly, of Birch River, is charged in the June 3 shooting death of Nicholas County Deputy Tom Baker....
SUMMERSVILLE, WV
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Brennen Phillips

Brennen Patrick Phillips, 26, of Rock Cave, WV, passed away June 25, 2022, following a motor vehicle accident. Brennen was born March 16, 1996, at St Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. He was the son of Darren L. Phillips (Amy) of Washington and Tera M. Cutright (David) of Rock Cave. Brennen was a 2014 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. He was employed at Atlas Group LLC of Buckhannon, WV. Prior to moving to Rock Cave, Brennen had attended the Lubeck Community Baptist Church. Brennen loved hunting, fishing, ATV riding and living in the country.
PARKERSBURG, WV
WDTV

Man dies following head-on crash in Upshur County

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - A Lewis County man died in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon in Upshur County. Officers responded to the accident on Rt. 20 South near Hinkleville around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to a release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation revealed Brennen...
UPSHUR COUNTY, WV
RELATED PUBLISHERS
NEARBY CITIES

LZ Rainelle to hold Veterans Appreciation Day

LZ Rainelle Veterans Reunion has coordinated the Veterans Appreciation Day 2022 Summersville Lake tour, Murble tournaments, and lunch. The event is hosted and sponsored by Sarge’s Dive Shop and the Summersville Lake Marina. Going US-Rt 19-N Summersville, pass through stop light at McDonalds, go 4 miles, turn right into Veterans’ Memorial Park. Go to first […] The post LZ Rainelle to hold Veterans Appreciation Day appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.
WVNews

Easthom plays all three rounds at West Virginia Open

ROANOKE, W.Va. (WV News) – If anything, Alex Easthom was consistent. It just wasn’t the kind of consistency the former Ravenswood golf standout has come to expect from himself. Easthom, who recently wrapped up his senior season as a collegiate golfer at West Liberty State University, posted three...
ROANOKE, WV
WVNews

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Nettie, Mill Creek, and Thomas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bonnie’s Bus mobile mammography unit will visit Nicholas, Randolph, and Tucker counties offering three-dimensional (3D) digital screening mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals and the WVU Cancer Institute, Bonnie’s Bus will be at:. • Panther Creek Elementary...
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
ARCHIVES