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North Star House of Prayer
Thursday March 10th, 2016
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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North Star House of Prayer
Friday March 11th, 2016
2:00pm

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Darrell James Gregory

Darrell James Gregory 60, of Williamson, departed this life Sunday, March 06, 2016 in Williamson Memorial Hospital. He was born November 27, 1955 in Weirton, WV to the late Garrett and Ada Mae (Rumley) Gregory. He was a Coalminer and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the North Star House of Prayer at Mud Fork. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, two brothers, and one sister. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Louise (Price) Gregory, two sons; Nick Collins of Williamson and Billy Ray Collins of Delbarton, two daughters, Joy (James) Stumbo of Old Field Branch and Lisa (Jimmy) Thomas of FL, one brother; Keith Gregory of Williamson and one sister; Debbie Gregory of OH. Services will be held 2 PM Friday, March 11, 2016 at the North Star House of Prayer in Mudfork with Pastor Bobby Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Collins Cemetery @ Chattaroy, WV. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the church. Collins funeral Home of Switzer will be in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at http://www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com/


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May I offer my sincere condolences. May your hearts find comfort in God's Word where it states: "He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord will wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace, no sickness (Isaiah 33:24), and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in Gods Word, family, friends and good memories at this time. My deepest sympathy to you.

N perez Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Gregory

Adrea (Nicie) Adams, Cousin Mar 12 2016 12:00 AM

Dearest and Beloved First Cousin
Butch was your nickname. I was once told that when a child receives a nickname they are very extra special. I extend my sincerest condolence and sympathy to all who loved Butch best. I know I loved him in the best possible manner. I am posting my last letter to Butch to share some memories.

SOME PRECIOUS MEMORIES
Especially for my cousin Darrell (Butch)
Dearest One,
I cannot be sure of the moment we met, but I can be sure that we bonded immediately as first cousins, as was with your brother (I shared with you), ours was a braided bond.
We loved each other from the first, not because we were instructed but because we simply and without provocation did.
Memories are indelibly imprinted in my mind; I vividly recall a black and white photo of you wearing high-polished buck shoes and a bashful boy smile; a happy child you were. A sought after cousin for me to grow out of. From you I learned how to thread lures on a fishing poles end before you jaunted out the door to go fishing in the Mighty Tug. I simply adored you; thought you were the Prince of Williamson, my guardian angel during summer vacation.
Always helpful, never refusing an elders request to run an errand or simply to help out. Youd assist anyone, you could, anywhere. Kind and gentle; I never heard you raise your voice; maybe just a little (once), but out of sheer exhaustion during your one-on-one billiards lessons with me. You patiently instructed me in our ninth or tenth year. I just couldnt seem to grasp how to properly hold the cue stick while balancing it in the proper crook of my left thumb. All of a sudden and after numerous attempts over about an hour, it finally dawned on me to look at your perfectly upturned thumb rather than my own appendage, and I got it! Ive been shooting a good game of pool since that day, thanks to you, Cousin Butch.
By far my fondest memory of you is one of utter amazement at witnessing a six year old boy drinking coffee like a man. I mean youd ask to have your coffee mug refilled as I sat across from you. Youd spike your coffee with cream and sugar from matching plastic servers on Mama Adas kitchen table; sipping coffee and (sometimes) alternately dipping golden baked bread slices (Mama Adas delicious version of toast served from a metal pan , stacked especially for you, Butch.
You predicted that Mary J. Blige would achieve meteoric success. I disagreed; you were right.
I remember being ecstatically proud of you after learning that youd become an Ordained Minister. All praises to you Cousin Butch. You are redeemed, my precious butterfly.
You, cousin are indeed one of the chosen ones and I am honored to claim you as one of my first cousins to have ever received my love but most importantly to have received yours. You never wavered in your unrelenting support of me, like a few did, a time ago. Your smile, soft hug, and whispered words of encouragement let me know you still had my back. Thank you dearest first of firsts, Cousin Butch.

Rivers of Love, for many rains to come
Cousin Nicie
November 20, 2015




Adrea (Nicie) Adams (Oakland, California) Mar 12 2016 12:00 AM

I extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to all who loved and cared for Darrell (Butch) best. I am posting my last letter to Butch to share a few special moments as cousins: SOME PRECIOUS MEMORIES
Especially for my cousin Darrell (Butch)
Dearest One,
I cannot be sure of the moment we met, but I can be sure that we bonded immediately as first cousins, as was with your brother (I shared with you), ours was a braided bond.
We loved each other from the first, not because we were instructed but because we simply and without provocation did.
Memories are indelibly imprinted in my mind; I vividly recall a black and white photo of you wearing high-polished buck shoes and a bashful boy smile; a happy child you were. A sought after cousin for me to grow out of. From you I learned how to thread lures on a fishing poles end before you jaunted out the door to go fishing in the Mighty Tug. I simply adored you; thought you were the Prince of Williamson, my guardian angel during summer vacation.
Always helpful, never refusing an elders request to run an errand or simply to help out. Youd assist anyone, you could, anywhere. Kind and gentle; I never heard you raise your voice; maybe just a little (once), but out of sheer exhaustion during your one-on-one billiards lessons with me. You patiently instructed me in our ninth or tenth year. I just couldnt seem to grasp how to properly hold the cue stick while balancing it in the proper crook of my left thumb. All of a sudden and after numerous attempts over about an hour, it finally dawned on me to look at your perfectly upturned thumb rather than my own appendage, and I got it! Ive been shooting a good game of pool since that day, thanks to you, Cousin Butch.
By far my fondest memory of you is one of utter amazement at witnessing a six year old boy drinking coffee like a man. I mean youd ask to have your coffee mug refilled as I sat across from you. Youd spike your coffee with cream and sugar from matching plastic servers on Mama Adas kitchen table; sipping coffee and (sometimes) alternately dipping golden baked bread slices (Mama Adas delicious version of toast served from a metal pan , stacked especially for you, Butch.
You predicted that Mary J. Blige would achieve meteoric success. I disagreed; you were right.
I remember being ecstatically proud of you after learning that youd become an Ordained Minister. All praises to you Cousin Butch. You are redeemed, my precious butterfly.
You, cousin are indeed one of the chosen ones and I am honored to claim you as one of my first cousins to have ever received my love but most importantly to have received yours. You never wavered in your unrelenting support of me, like a few did, a time ago. Your smile, soft hug, and whispered words of encouragement let me know you still had my back. Thank you dearest first of firsts, Cousin Butch.

Rivers of Love, for many rains to come
Cousin Nicie
November 20, 2015




Adrea (Nicie) Adams, Oakland, CA ~~Cousin ~~ Mar 12 2016 12:00 AM

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An A GARDEN PATH was sent on March 10, 2016

May the family know that our prayers are with them always. Magistrate and Mrs. Robert L. Bloom and Family

Expression of Sympathy Mar 10 2016 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Darrell James Gregory, give you peace, comfort and strength


Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of.....

US Army Veteran, Darrell James Gregory, A True American Hero God Bless


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard Mar 8 2016 12:00 AM