Galen Jake "Cheyenne" Carte

January 21, 1945December 18, 2016

Galen Jake “Cheyenne” Carte, 71, of Fayetteville passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on January 21, 1945 at Hico, he was the son of the late Harold French and Jessie Hawkins Carte. Mr. Carte was a highly decorated Vietnam Army Veteran. He served two terms in the military from 1963-1965 and 1969-1972. In his spare time he enjoyed mowing grass, watching Fox News, and watching wildlife. He had a great love for his family, especially his two grandsons. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kent Carte. Left to cherish many wonderful memories include his wife of 47 years, Dreama O’Dell Carte; two daughters: Angie (Paul) Holland and Christy Carte; grandsons: Jake Holland and Max Holland; siblings: John Keith (Janet) Carte, Betty (Charlie) Partin, Larry (Rose) Carte, and Dean (Janet) Carte; and special nephews: Kenny Carte and Okey Skidmore. A memorial service will be held at 7 PM, Friday, December 23, 2016 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Carlos Hodge officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Carte family, you may do so by visiting our website at The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.



  • Visitation

    Friday, December 23, 2016

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, December 23, 2016


  • Burial


Galen Jake "Cheyenne" Carte

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Kevin` Partin

January 11, 2017

To an unforgettable uncle: Uncle Gale was dignified in anything he did, even if it should not be. When we visited WV, Uncle Gale easily persuaded my brothers to try to find a way to get in trouble with Granny and my Mom...and they always did. But because Granny and Mom knew Uncle Gale was behind it, there was no punishment. It was always a Win/Win situation for everyone. I respect Uncle Gale a lot and I will always have a part of him with me. WV is always home to me, because I had uncles like Uncle Kenneth and Uncle Gale. My condolences to Aunt Dreama, Angie and Christy.

Daniel/Janice Light

December 23, 2016

Dreama: Janice and I were so sorry to hear of you husband's passing. We knew he was ill but didn't realize the seriousness. We planned to come to the visitation but at the last minute Janice decided not to try it. But be sure we are thinking of you and your family. Thanks so much for your friendship. Daniel and Janice Light

Diana Hogan

December 22, 2016

Dear Dreama & Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Millie Gonzalez

December 21, 2016

Dreama, Christy, and sorry for your'll be in my prayers...Millie Gonzalez

Pamela Nutter

December 21, 2016

OH Dreama... I am Truly Sorry for your loss. Special prayer being said for You and Yours.

December 21, 2016

Our prayers are with all the family in the loss of Galen...may he rest in peace....if we can do anything please let us know..deepest sympathy.....Janette And Tom Woodrum

Heather Hewitt Denyse Flint

December 21, 2016

Prayers and Sympathy to all of you...Drema, Christy and Angie
With Thoughts & Prayers, Heather Hewitt and Denyse Flint

Kathy Kincaid

December 20, 2016

My sympathies to your family. I will keep you in my prayers. Tim and Kathy Kincaid

December 20, 2016

Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Rachel Treadway

December 20, 2016

"Dreama, I am so sorry to hear about Galen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Sharon Ward Martin (Salem,Ar)