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Obituaries

March 3, 2014

Jerry Ned Opyoke

Jerry Ned Opyoke, 75, of Farmington, died Friday (Feb. 28, 2014) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.  He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Wheeling, a son of the late Andrew and Emma Hollobaugh Opyoke.

Jerry was a hardworking man who worked several different jobs including: construction for Mountainside Homes, coal mining, as an electrician and as a maintenance man. He was a veteran, an avid hunter and fisherman, loved gardening and spending time with his family. He was a devoted Christian and member of the Oakhurst Church of Christ, where he considered the congregation his second family. He was outgoing and friendly and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Jo Belt Opyoke, whom he married July 10, 1970; four children: Kimberly Jewell and husband Craig, Fairmont; Jerry Opyoke of Fairmont and his girlfriend, Crystal Frost; Louis Opyoke, Farmington; and Sherry Andrews and husband Vincent, Rivesville; six grandchildren: Kelsie Tate, Tyler, Jeremiah and Sammantha Opyoke, and Haylee Jewell and Sierra Andrews; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Tate; a sister, Shirley Boord, Fairmont; four brothers and sisters-in-law: Eugene and Jessica Opyoke, Farmington; Joseph “Rick” and Joni Opyoke, Fairmont; Andrew “Sonny” and Debbie Opyoke, Taylor County,; and Terry and Jodi Opyoke, Stanton, Va.; and several additional brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant sister: Penny Jo Opyoke.

Friends may call at the Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington on Thursday from 2-8 p.m., where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. with Evangelist Craig Matheny officiating. Cremation will follow. Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.

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