Shelba “Gaynelle” Carrico, 86, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022, at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. Gaynelle was born on May 1, 1936, in Mossy, WV, to the late George Quincy Stover and Adith Aretta Wriston.
Gaynelle was a beautician, graduating from Beckley Beauty Academy in 1978. She worked out of her home for many years, and most of her clients became close personal friends. She loved cooking for family, and some of her treasured dishes included made from scratch chicken and dumplings and biscuits, homemade pizza, and baked steak and gravy. Her homemade peanut butter fudge was legendary in Oak Hill and often donated by her to schools and churches for fundraising. She made the holidays extra special with her pumpkin roll, nut roll, fruit cake, cheese ball, and Boball’s cinnamon hard candy. She was an excellent self-taught seamstress and could sew anything, even without a pattern, from wedding gowns to prom gowns. She loved all things Elvis and was an avid collector of his memorabilia. She was a long-time attendee of the Oak Hill Apostolic Holiness Church.
In addition to her parents, Gaynelle is preceded in death by her siblings Quincy Stover, Mary Lou Levins, Eva Mae Williams, Ester Jane Stover, and Houston Stover.
Although she had no children of her own, she had a host of nieces and nephews who considered her a surrogate mother and mentor. Among those she leaves behind are three very devoted nieces who loved spending time with her due to living in the same area, including Sherri Treadway (E.G) of Oak Hill, Deborah Levins of Oak Hill, and Lou Ann Cyrus (Dwayne) of Charleston.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, December 29, 2022, at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lloyd Hart officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be E.G. Treadway, Ronnie Levins, Christopher Treadway, Chad Treadway, Jonathan Cyrus, and Jacob Cyrus.
High Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.