“Rod” Cline

Rodney E. “Rod” Cline, 70, of Lovely, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, following a lengthy illness.

He was born at Williamson, July 28, 1948, a son of the late Herbert B. “Hub” Cline and Golda Coleman Cline.

He graduated from Matewan High School in 1967, and went on to earn a BA degree in Health and Physical Education from Marshall University and a MA degree in Health and Physical Education from East Tennessee State University. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He will most notably be remembered as a beloved coach.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Jewell Cline; six children, Bethany, Monica, Rodney, Amber, Kacie and Heath; three brothers, Herbert B. “Butch”, Mark and Todd; one sister, Sandra; and his mother, Brisey.

He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at the Chattaroy Church of God, with Rev. Mike Bostic officiating. Burial followed at the Cline Family Cemetery, Middle Fork, Inez, with J. R. Carte, Jared Hodge, Dean Jewell, Gary Jewell, Larry Jewell and Matt Jewell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were: Butch Cline, Mark Cline, Todd Cline, Moose Ledger, Pedro Ledger, Daniel Snavely, MD, Heath Thompson and Garland Thompson. Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson.

In lieu of flowers. the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to: Chattaroy Church of God, 548 Buffalo Creek Road, Williamson, WV 25661.

The guestbook may be signed at www.weavermortuaryinc.com.

Perry Daniels

Perry Daniels, 69, of Vulcan, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Tug Valley ARH Medical Center, South Williamson, Kentucky.

He was born at Majestic, Ky., Aug. 5, 1949, a son of the late Ruddo and Alta Cisco Daniels.

He was of the Christian faith and occasionally attended the Delorme Bible Church at Edgarton. He retired from the railroad, having worked for Norfolk & Southern, formerly known as N & W. He loved going to and participating in car shows. He was an excellent woodworker and he and Sharon would often enjoy going into the woods for materials to make walking sticks, crosses and hearts. He truly loved his family, friends and neighbors.   

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Pruitt Daniels; his “other mom and dad”, Emitt and Janet Murphy; one brother, Doc Daniels; and one “brother by choice”, General Daniels.

He is survived by his companion and fiancée, Sharon Blankenship, of Canada, Ky. (They were to be married on February 14, 2019.); three daughters, Isabella Smith, Chloe Smith and Heather Smith; three brothers, Albert “Hoss” Daniels (Phyllis), of McCarr, Ky., John Daniels (Michelle), of Woodman, Ky., and Johnny Daniels (Kim), of Hurley, Va.; three “sons by choice”, Orville Blankenship (Misty), of McCarr, Ky., Michael Blankenship (Mary), of Morganfield, Ky., and Edward “E.J.” Blankenship, of Canada, Ky.; five “brothers by choice”, Kevin Murphy (Sheri), of Aflex, Ky., Jackie Murphy (Kim), of Hardy, Ky., Robert Murphy, of Williamson, Josh Murphy, of Matewan, and Bill Casey (Wilma), of McCarr, Ky.; five “sisters by choice”, Imogene Hayes (Sonny), of Matewan, and Sue Estep (Doug), Mary Coleman (Steve), Hattie Runyon (Damon) and Lesia Runyon (Paul), all of McCarr, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Peggy, Adriane, Kaylee, Karrie, Keri, Joey Blankenship, Dalton Young and Tommy Fraley; two great-granddaughters, Kaz and Grace; two great-grandsons, Brayden and Clay; three special nephews, Todd Daniels, David Daniels (Lisa) and Knot Head; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Perry will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the Jones & West Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Steve Spurlock and Rev. Odis Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at the Daniels Family Cemetery, Woodman, Kentucky.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home, with special services beginning at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky. 

The guestbook may be signed at www.joneswestfh.com.

“Tittle” “Diddle” Gooslin

 Jodi Lee “Tittle” “Diddle” Gooslin, 49, of Red Jacket, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at his residence.

He was born in Mingo County, Dec. 1, 1969, a son of Linda Gooslin Fraley, of McCarr, Ky., who was both mother and father to Jodi.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and neighbor. He was a truck driver. His joy was found in helping his sons, whom he was so very proud of, Cody and Jody, in their construction work. He enjoyed the challenge of doing mechanic work, but above all, spending time with his grandchildren and loved ones was his pride. Although his passing was sudden, the legacy of love and devotion to his family and his presence in the community will remain a cherished memory to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.  

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, George Fraley; his grandparents, Charlie and Easter Gooslin; and an uncle, Charles Gooslin.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his dedicated and devoted wife of 30 years, Lisa Marie Sansom Gooslin, of Red Jacket; his sons, Jody Gooslin “Katrina”, of Williamson, and Cody Gooslin “Marina”, of Red Jacket; his daughter-in-law, Courtney Gooslin, of Matewan; his brothers, Oscar “Big O”  Meadows (Katrina), of Beckley, and Robert Gooslin (Sandra), of Red Jacket; his grandchildren, Skylar, Shyanne, Josie, Stiles, Jett and Aidan; 14 nieces and nephews; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Honoring services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel, with Rev. David Smith, of the Matewan Church of God officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, with his sons, nephews and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc., of Matewan.

The guestbook may be signed at www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

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