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December 22, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013


Helen Lucille Owens

BOZOO — Helen Lucille Owens, 65, of Bozoo, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pastor J.C. Finley, Pastor Brenda Blankenship and Pastor Dora Justice officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va. Visitation will be noon until time of the service at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Owens family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Darlene Sue Cook Poindexter

GREEN CAMP — Darlene Sue Cook Poindexter, 67, of Green Camp, WV, departed this world and into the waiting arms of Jesus on Friday, December 20, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House after a short illness.

Sue was a retired bus driver with the Wyoming County Board of Education. She was an avid bowler and was President of the WV Women’s 600 Club; Director of the WV Women’s Bowling Association; President of the Welch Women’s Bowlers Association and was a Hall of Fame member. Her favorite job was as Momol to her two grandkids, where she was head cheerleader and biggest fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Zida Cook, her brother, Donnie Cook, her husband, John Poindexter, and a son, Brian Poindexter.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Les Poindexter and wife, Valerie, of Cross Lanes; a brother, James L. “Jim” Cook and his wife Sandy of Green Camp; a brother, John Cook and his wife, Lois, of Dallas, NC; a sister-in-law, Belinda Cook Bias and her husband, Jack, of Pineville; and a brother-in-law, Harold Poindexter and his wife, Ella, of Huntington. She is also survived by the lights and loves of her life, her grandkids, Alyssa and Jay Poindexter of Cross Lanes. Nephew and nieces, Gary Poindexter and his wife, Susie, of Mullens, Renee Watson of San Jose, CA, Kevin Cook and his wife, Kelly, of Leesburg, VA, Craig Cook and his wife, Stephanie, of Pineville, Tara Hatfield and her husband, Adam, of Green Camp. Great-nephews and nieces, Josh and Emily Poindexter, Jillian and Brennan Cook, Makinlei Hatfield, Piper, Maizy, Zane, Jax, Kadan, Riley, Nate and Mason Cook.

Sue is also survived by many friends and family members, including a lifelong friend, Barbara Hilton Bryson of Moulton, Ala., special friends, Robert and Carrie Houk, and the PHS Class of ’64 gang whom she considered  brothers and sisters.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Jenny and the staff of Bowers Hospice House for their kindness and generosity during the time of need.

A celebration of Sue’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013, at the Cooper Memorial Baptist Church with Billy Joe Cooper and Silas Mullins, Jr., officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery, Skin Fork.

Pallbearers will be Jay Poindexter, Gary Poindexter, Craig Cook, Adam Hatfield, Kevin Cook, Mark Cook, Robert Houk and Jerry Bledsoe.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the Calfee Funeral Service and an hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church.

Those wishing to extend their condolences by do so by visiting

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Poindexter family.

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