Selected Families and Individuals


Robert Bruce Selvey

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Monday Evening; 22 Jun 2020; Page 8; Newspaper Obit.
"Robert Bruce Selvey, 55, of
Statesville, died Sunday, June 14,
"Bruce was bom in Welch, West
Virginia on June 1955 to the late
David Selvey and Alice East Selvey.
He was also preceded in death by his
wife, Christina Bailey Selvey.
"Bruce loved working on cars;
fishing, riding 4—wheelers, and go—
ing back home to the mountains. He
was a people person and never met
a stranger.
"Survivors include his sister, Janet
Musick (Marvin) of Kimball, West
Virginia, and an unle, Daniel Selvey
(Elizabeth) of Statesville.
"There will be no formal services

Ronald Newton "Hop" Hopkins Sr

1, "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Friday Evening; 19 Jun 2020; Page 8; Newspaper Obit.
"Ronald "Hop" Newton Hopkins
Sr. of Landgraff, WV. departed his
life surrounded by his family on
Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Better know
as “Hop" he was bom March 21,
1947 in Welch, WV. and was the son
of the late Robert Lee Hopkins and
Myrtle Elizabeth Burks Hopkins.
"Hop ‘was a 1965 graduate of Kim—
ball High School. Upon graduation,
he immediately joined the United
States Air Force, then drafted to the
Vietnam War. He served from May
6, 1966 to February 8, 1975. After
retiring from the Military, he worked
for the Refine Sugar Corp. in Yon—
kers, NY. where he also retired in
1992; He returned home to North-
fork, WV to care for his parents. Hop
became very active in the commu-
nity and schools serving as a father
figure to many. He was a member of
the ‘Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist
Church іп Norwood/Kimball, WV.
"Other than his parents, Hop was
preceded in death by two sisters,
Gerline Cheeks and Rosetta Hop-
kins. Special niece. Glendora Wood-
son and his beloved granddaughter,
Starasia Lewis.
"Those left to cherish his memo—
ry are, his loving and devoted wife
of 42 years. Priscilla Hopkins. His
children, Wayne Hopkins and wife
Tamara, Marcelino "Max" Edwards
and wife Scherrie Edwards, Makiba
Hopkins, Sharonnia Osayaba and
husband Babatu Osayaba. Robert
“Monty" Hopkins. Ronald "Strcreh"
Hopkins and Elizabeth "Lizzie"
Hopkins. Special grandchildren: De
Moni Edwards, Chri' Shay Hopkins.
and Na' Chonte Miller. Hop was ᴀ
blessed with 21 grandchildren and
2 great-grandchildren as“ well as a
host of aunts, nieces, nephews
cousins. Also, very special friends
Shirley Merriweather, Rev. Wil
"Bum Bum" Spencer and Donald
"Zeke" Hairston.
"Graveside services will be held
Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Rest
Haven Cemetery Mausoleum with
Rev. William Spencer officiating at
12: Noon. Military Honors will be
conducted by the Mercer County
Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. Social
Distancing and mask recommend.
"Proudly serving the Hopkins Fam.-
ily is Widener Funeral Home, North-
fork, WV."