Obituary-Mary Bethel Hawkins

Posted: May 2, 2018 | Source: Matics Funeral Home

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the gates of heaven opened and Mary Bethel Lesher Hawkins entered, greeted by the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Bethel was born October 2, 1935, in Clendenin, WV, the daughter of Romie and Martha Lesher. She married William “Bill” Hawkins, and for the next 64 years, they embraced their vows and lived their life as one before the Lord. (more…)

Obituary-Charles Wayne Smith

Posted: May 1, 2018 | Source: Hafer Funeral Home

Charles Wayne Smith, 70, passed on April 28, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born on April 29, 1947, raised in Elkview, was a member of local painters’ union. He was a hard working man and an avid gardener and outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Austin, and mother, Mary; brothers, Larry, Eddie and Ricky.

He is survived by daughters, Angela (Paige) Smith and Angel (Joey) Dillard; brothers, Timmy and Mike Smith; sisters, Teresa Coutz and Kathy Pennington; grandchildren, CJ, Chrissy and Carter; great-grandchildren, Ky’lee, Chevy, Audrianna and Kyle.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Hafer Funeral Home, with Greg Moles officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.

Obituary-Lisa Margaret Light

Posted: April 29, 2018 | Source: Matics Funeral Home

Lisa Margaret Light, 63, of Clendenin died April 27, 2018 after a long illness.

She is survived by: daughter, Cyndi Light of Clendenin, WV; sons, Danny Hinkle of Blue Creek, WV, Chris Light of Charleston, WV and Joey Light of Elkview; 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday April 30, 2018 at Matics Funeral Home Clendenin.

Funeral will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mike Todorovich officiating.

Burial will be in the Light-Westfall Cemetery Bomont, WV.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Obituary-Kessel Lee Donahue

Posted: April 28, 2018 | Source: Matics Funeral Home

Kessel Lee Donahue, 65, of Clendenin went home to be with the Lord Wednesday April 25, 2018 at home after a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Henry Benjamin Hodge and Violet Lucille Woods Hodge. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas O’Dell Hodge and sister, Kista Kay Smith.
Kessel was the manager of Hot Spot in Clendenin. (more…)