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Robert George Conrad

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Robert George Conrad

Age 59, of New Milton, WV departed this life on June 21, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on December 02, 1957 at Jersey City, NJ a son of the late Robert W. and Joan Stewart Conrad.

Surviving are one sister Irene Busch, one nephew Michael Busch both of New Milton and aunt and uncle Dale and Paul Moniello of Seaside Heights, NJ.

Robert was a former chef at North Bend State Park and cook at Genesis Healthcare. He also loved to travel.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front Street, West Union on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 4-8 PM and after 9 AM on Friday until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Conrad family.

Joretta June Parmer

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Joretta June Parmer

Age 66, of Arch Street, Weston, WV passed away at 3:25 PM on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the comfort of her home, with family by her side, in the compassionate care of People’s Hospice.

She was born in Nicholas County, WV on October 20, 1950 a daughter of the late Ottie Washington Moore Jr. and Sybil Norma Barnette Moore.

On December 09, 1989 she married Luther Dale Parmer Sr. and they celebrated 27 years of marriage before his passing on January 07, 2017.

Her caring, giving nature will be carried on by her seven children: Joyce Lynette Parmer of Ireland, Anissa Dale Parmer Foster and husband, Max, of Weston, Luther Dale Parmer Jr. “Kip”, of Weston, Jody Michelle Moore of Jane Lew, WV; Jamie Lynn Oldaker and wife, Ashley, of Fort Benning, GA, Melanie Dawn Allen and husband Alvie, of Weston, and Samuel Joseph Oldaker III and wife, Dawn, of Weston; 15 grandchildren: Larissa Jackson, Promise Moore, Terrance “TJ” Moore, Anna, Kaydence, and Zoie Parmer, Izzabella Allen, Abigail and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Oldaker, Olivia Robinson, Logan, Rian, and Ashlynn Oldaker, and Kayla and Cameron Oldaker; one great grandchild, Olivia Grace Bennett; eight siblings: David Moore and wife, Felica, of Charleston, SC, Michael Moore and wife, Jennifer, of Weston, Eddie Moore and wife, April, of Weston, Jerry Moore and wife, Sharmalee, of Weston, Glen Moore and wife, Sherri, of Weston, Patty Paugh and husband, Steve, of Weston, Susan Parmer and husband, Russell “Buck”, of Weston, and Anna Lough and husband, Travis, of Buckhannon, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she will be reunited in Heaven with three siblings: Ottie, Terry, and Bruce Moore.

Joretta worked as a cook for F&M Lunch, Corner Café, and Kathy’s Riverside Restaurant. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 4 - 7 PM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jay Burkhart officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Joretta June Parmer.

Glenda Lou Hedrick

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Glenda Lou Hedrick

Age 71, of Walker, WV passed away Friday Jun 23, 2017 at CCMC Memorial Campus.

She was born in Pennsboro, WV a daughter of the late Glen and Theo (Lambert) Goff.

Glenda was a cook and baker at various restaurants in the area. She enjoyed gardening, being outside, and bowling.

She is survived by her husband James Hedrick; four daughters Debra Hescht of Harrisville, WV; Candy Summers of Vienna, WV; Linda Hedrick-Hashman of Parkersburg, WV and Susan Kent of Millwood, WV; three stepdaughters Debra Tennant of Parkersburg, Jennifer Hedrick of Virginia Beach, and Beth Dean of Washington, WV; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and three brothers.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter Joan Flowers and a brother.

Services will be Monday 11:00 AM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery in Harrisville, WV.

Visitation will be Sunday 2-5 PM and Monday one hour prior to the service.

Delma Zell Kemper

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Delma Zell Kemper

Age 92, of Millstone, West Virginia, passed away June 23, 2017 at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, West Virginia.

She was born July 27, 1924, the daughter of the late Arthur and Etta Whytsell Offutt.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grantsville, Friends of Minnie Hamilton, and Order of the Eastern Star.

She was retired from Grantsville Appliance, loved to cook and bake and was also very crafty and loved to sew, making all her clothes and numerous pieced wall hangings.

Delma was preceded in death by her husband, Hatzell Kemper; brothers, Deward Offutt and Denver Offutt; a nephew, Larry Offutt; and a great-nephew, Myles McLaughlin.

She is survived by nephews, D.C. (Cheryl) Offutt of Huntington, West Virginia, Michael (Leah) Offutt of Arborvale, West Virginia, Lention (Karen) Offutt of Elizabeth, West Virginia, and a niece, Sherlene (Kenny) Conley of Millstone. She is also survived by two great-nephews, eight great-nieces, four great-great-nieces, and four great-great-nephews.

Delma spent four years at Aging with Grace in Grantsville, West Virginia with Rick, Arlene, and Kelly Sampson, and the family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful care that she was given. They were truly a blessing in her last years keeping her in a family oriented atmosphere.

The family also wants to thank Roane Skilled Nursing for the excellent care she recieved the last two months.

Graveside services will be held at Noon, Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Sturm Family Cemetery ar Millstone with Rev. David Weaver officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Calhoun County Library which she liked to support.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Ruth Layfield

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Shirley Ruth Layfield

Age 75, of Cairo, WV, departed this life on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Pine View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville, WV.

Shirley was born October 14, 1941 in Petroleum, WV, a daughter to the late Clarence E. and Edna Irene (Todd) Morrison.

She spent the majority of her working career as a loving and devoted homemaker for her family. She also worked a short time at the Cairo garment factory and ran the kitchen at the North Bend Golf Course. Over the years, Shirley spent many days watching the kids play ball in the family yard and as her sons grew older, made many trips to watch them play ball.

Shirley was a member of the Cisco Community Church, was a former member of the Cairo Garden Club & the Cairo Senior Citizens, a longtime 4H leader in the community, and loved to play Bingo.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Roydice Layfield who were united in marriage on June 7, 1959; sons, Ernie Layfield of Parkersburg, WV and Rodney Layfield (Becky) of Little Hocking, OH; grandchildren, Cassidi Shoaf (Justin) of Marietta, OH and Carter Layfield of Ashville, NC; great grandchildren, Aviella & Judah Shoaf; siblings, Laveda Marshall (Doc) of Petroleum, WV; Tom Morrison (Jo) of Lowell, OH; Nina Hartness of Harrisville, WV; Bessie Cornell of Cairo, WV; Rose Lee (Jim) of Petroleum, WV; brother and sister in laws, Carolyn Boston of Petroleum, WV; Luke Layfield of Elizabeth, WV; Lucille Williams (Jed) of Harrisville, WV, along with many loving nieces and nephews.

A private family burial will take place in the Cairo IOOF Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family has planned a casual gathering of friends and family on Sunday, July 02, 2017 from 12 PM - 5 PM at the Cairo Community Building.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family requests donations in Shirley’s name be made to the Cairo Community Building, c/o Mona Region, 353 Main Street, Cairo, WV 26337 or to the Cisco Community Church, c/o Clyde Border, 2065 Staunton Turnpike, Petroleum, WV 26161.

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Phyllis Ann Pierson

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Phyllis Ann Pierson

Age 69, of Harrisville, WV, departed this life on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Phyllis was born March 28, 1948 in Marietta, OH, a daughter of the late Howard William and Goldie Beatrice (Rollins) Six.

She was retired after 37 years as an employee of the Ritchie County Courthouse. She began her career working in the probation officer’s office in 1967. She later began working as a secretary in the prosecuting attorney’s office and then retired as the deputy circuit clerk for Ritchie County. Over the years, Phyllis greatly enjoyed her time in the courthouse. She was a graduate of Cairo High School with the class of 1966.

She was a member of the Harrisville Baptist Church.

She enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, reading, raising her two children, and later enjoying her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Larry Pierson; children, Amy Pierson of Princeton, WV and Brian Pierson of Morgantown, WV; grandchildren, Matthew & Ian; brother, Larry Six of Point Pleasant, WV, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 2 PM, Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Harrisville Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Perine officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 PM - 8 PM on Saturday at the Raiguel Funeral Home in Harrisville,WV.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA, 22215 or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693.

Hazel “Louise” Blake

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Hazel “Louise” Blake

Age 95, of Belpre, OH passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Arcadia Nursing Center in Coolville, OH.

She was born April 21, 1922 in Normantown, WV daughter of the late Jasper Newton and Lula Marks Gregory.

Hazel was their 7th daughter and their 13th child. She had a wonderful laugh and a smile for everyone. She loved crocheting, reading, playing cards and dominos before Alzheimer’s took it away.

She is survived by a son, Alvin L. and Rosalie Blake of Little Hocking; a daughter, Lula Mae and Tom Vensel of Little Hocking; 5 grandchildren, Diana, Stephen and Jennifer Blake and Brenda and Jeffrey Vensel; 5 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Megan, Jonathan, Zachery and Christopher; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Kylie and Bently.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Alvin R. “Jiggs” Blake; an infant daughter; a granddaughter; 7 sisters and 7 brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville with Pastor Rick Bourne officiating.

Burial will follow in the Eden Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name.

Paul Clifford Starcher

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Paul Clifford Starcher

Age 76, of Gassaway, WV passed away June 21, 2017 at home.

He was born August 02, 1940 a son of the late Willie and Annie Keener Starcher.

He was a farmer who plowed many gardens in the community and a member of the Little Otter United Methodist Church.

He is survived by daughter, Tammy Mitchell of Clarksburg; sister, Mabel Sullivan of Ohio; special niece, Ressa Claypool of O’Brion; three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Floyd, Chester and Lester Starcher.

Service will be 1 PM Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Jim Criner officiating.

Interment will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Judith Kay “Judy” Skidmore

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Judith Kay “Judy” Skidmore

Age 72, of Sutton, WV went home to be with her Heavenly Father on June 20, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on April 20, 1945 in Charleston, WV the daughter of the late Harold & Marjorie Conley Cochran. 

Judy worked as a C&P Telephone operator, but for most of her life she was a clerk of Sutton Feed and Hardware Store. She was a 1963 graduate of Sutton High School where she enjoyed the annual reunions and seeing her classmates.

Judy loved the Lord and dedicated over 40 years of her life to being a member and choir director for Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton and was a secretary for Weston District of United Methodist Churches.

She is survived by her loving husband, George F. Skidmore; son, Eric Skidmore (Missy) of Sutton; daughter, Kathryn L. Greenlief (Mike) of Gassaway, WV; sisters, Barbara Nettles, Janice Wilson both of Cross Lanes, WV; grandchildren, Cody Greenlief, Lexy Greenlief, Jason Skidmore, Ryan Rader, Skyler Rader (Brittney); great-grandchildren, Leah Rader and Brayden Rader.

Memorial service in her honor will be held 3:00 PM on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton with Rev. Doug Smailes officiating.

The family of Judith Kay Skidmore would like all those who attend the service to join them for food and fellowship after the service in the church hall.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skidmore family.

Billy Ray Snyder

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Billy Ray Snyder

Age 81, of Dutchman Lane, Weston, WV passed away at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in the comfort of his home with family by his side in the loving, compassionate care of WV Hospice.

He was born in Gilmer County, WV on December 26, 1935 a son of the late Everett Warren Snyder and Hallie Mae James Snyder.

On June 01, 1954 he married Violet Jeannette Moneypenny Snyder and they celebrated 55 years of marriage before her passing on March 21, 2010.

He is survived by his three daughters: Debbie Bragg, Cindy Cook, and Colleen Stalnaker and husband, Bobby, all of Weston; companion, Ginny Lamb of Weston; nine grandchildren: Becky Farley, Jason and Mike Bragg, Troy and Kyle Cook, Cassi Gum, Brandi Stalnaker, and Stefanie and Ronda Snyder; eight grandchildren; two sisters: Jean Anderson of Clarksburg, and Grace Hughes and husband, Dave, of Lost Creek; two step siblings: Peggy Gilroy, and Kenny May; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Snyder.

Billy was employed as a truck driver for Harper Trucking and retired with 30+ years of service. He enjoyed taking Sunday drives, especially through the mountains in the fall to see the beautiful foliage. He always looked forward to their annual family vacation to Columbus, OH, and especially enjoyed visiting the zoo.

Billy’s request for cremation has been honored.

Family and friends will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 5-7 PM on Friday, June 23, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7 PM from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Cindy Skinner officiating.

Private interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Billy Ray Snyder.

Bob Bailess

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Bob Bailess

Age 81, passed away peacefully at his home on June 19, 2017, in the company of his loved ones.

He was born in Grantsville, WV on August 24, 1935, to the late Ernest and Nellie Bailess.

Bob graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1954. He was an All-State football player and served as a captain in the North-South Football Classic held in Charleston, WV. Bob accepted a scholarship to play football for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and he later finished his college career and graduated from Salem College. He is also an alumnus of Virginia Tech where he earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Education.

Bob started his professional career in Virginia, where he dedicated over forty years of his life to teaching and coaching. He took great pride in motivating his students and players to achieve excellence. Bob retired from Prince William County Public Schools in 1996.

In 2000, Bob relocated to Bristol, VA. He served as a volunteer ranger at the Clear Creek Golf Club and was an active member of the State Street United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Bristol YMCA and the Virginia High School League.

Bob was an avid trout fisherman, golfer and hunter. He committed himself to physical fitness throughout his life and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who he adored.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Julia Bailess; his children: Robert Bailess (Jennifer), Lisa Dean (David), and Todd Bailess (Joy); his grandchildren: Zachery, Matthew, Owen, Lillian, Jaxson, James, and Luke; his sisters: Mary Knotts (Jim), Janet Orozco (Bob), Nancy Taylor, Linda Blankenship (Neil), and his nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Geraldine Diehl.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol, VA on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 2:00 PM.

A service and burial will also be held at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church in Grantsville, WV on June 27, 2017, at 12:00 PM.

Family will receive friends at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 11:00 AM until time of service, 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of your choice.
Local service arrangements are being conducted by Stump Funeral Home and Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV.

Cherie Dawn (Bright) Young

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Cherie Dawn (Bright) Young

Age 28, of New Milton, Doddridge County, WV and formerly of Flatwoods, WV passed away June 19, 2017 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

She was preceded in death by brother, Trinity Young and father-in-law J.C. Young.

She was born June 14, 1989 in Morgantown, WV the daughter of Eugene Bright and Katherine “Kay” (Martin) who survive.

Also surviving is mother-in-law Sue Young of Doddridge County.

Also surviving is her husband, Gary Sherman Young whom she married on June 14, 2008; brother, Eric Veltre (Kristy) Flatwoods, WV; sisters, Kelly Woods (Alvie) Strange Creek, WV and Carrie Bright, Flatwoods, WV; special friend Larry Myers; several nieces, special niece, LeAnna and nephews, cousins, special cousin Tabitha Morgan, brother-in-law, Jordan Young (Shawndee), and her dog Hydro.

Cherie was a 2007 graduate of Braxton County High School. She then went on to Glenville State College to study criminal justice and business school. She was strong willed, loving and kind. She enjoyed camping, writing, poems, painting, 4-wheeler riding, fishing and spending time with special nieces, Trinity and Layla.

She was a member of the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Highknob Church, Sutton, WV with the Funeral Service following at 2:00 PM with the Reverend Eric Veltre officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is honored to be handling the arrangements for Cherie Dawn (Bright) Young.

Connie Lou Fisher

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Connie Lou Fisher

Age 84, of 663 Lynn Avenue Weston, WV passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at her home following a sudden illness.

She was born in Flora, IL on March 27, 1933: daughter of the late Glenn Tibbs and Gladys (Burton) Tibbs.

On June 11, 1950, she married Bill M. Fisher who was the love of her life for 40 years and who preceded her in death on March 15, 1990.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by three children: Rebecca Sparks of Morgantown, WV; Jeff Fisher of Weston and Joe Fisher and wife Barbara of Morgantown and three grandchildren: Brian Sparks, Matthew Fisher and Lacy Jo Fisher. She is also survived by one brother: Dale Tibbs and wife Jane of Olney, IL, six nieces: Cindy Peters, Janice Pampa, Debbie Rauch, Donna Kuenstler, Wendy Kuhl, and Glenda Hagen and two nephews: Steve Tibbs and Larry Hagen.

In addition to her parents and husband Bill, Connie was preceded in death by one sister: Donna Dunkin in 1965.

Mrs. Fisher was a housewife.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston where she taught Sunday school, helped with Baptisms, and took care of the Crib Room for several years and was active with the Guild Girls of the church and made favors for shut-in dinners.

Her hobbies included crafts, reading and especially working outside. Connie will be missed by the church, family and her many friends.

At Connie’s request, there will be a graveside service at the Weston Masonic Cemetery on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Ken Miller officiating.

Interment will follow services in the family plot beside her beloved husband, Bill.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Connie Lou Fisher.

Rosaphene Osborne Powers

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Rosaphene Osborne Powers

Age 81, of Auburn, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning June 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

She was the daughter of the late Oscar Osborne and Julie Ann Peyton Osborne.

Rosaphene was a homemaker and a long time member of the Church of God in Cox’s Mills WV.

She loved serving the Lord, spending time with her grandchildren, working in her puzzle books, and in her younger years gardening and digging roots in the mountains.

Rosaphene was preceded in death by her husband, O’dell Powers; son, Mack Powers; daughters, Sharlotte Mason & Ilene Powers; grandson, Bobby Wyers; sister, Nancy Bailey (Ray), and brothers, Harold & Prather Osborne.

Rosaphene is survived by one brother, Benny Osborne (Martha) of Davin, WV; two sisters in laws, Gail Osborne of Cyclone, WV & Virginia Lou Osborne of Pennsboro, WV; two daughters, Normaleen Collins & Wilma Powers and one adopted son, Benjamin Powers (Christine), all of Auburn, WV; daughter in law, Nancy Powers of Racine, OH; three son in laws, Denzil Mason of Cox’s Mills, WV, Terry Collins of Cairo, WV, Dale Wyers of Brohard, WV.  She was blessed with five granddaughters, five grandsons, five great granddaughters, 16 great grandsons, one great great granddaughter, two great great grandsons, and lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Cox’s Mills Church of God with Dannett Osborne and Mike Kell officiating.

Burial will follow in the Auburn Baptist Cemetery. 

Visitation will begin at 4pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Cox’s Mills Church of God.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Dicie M. Scott

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Dicie M. Scott

Age 90, of Smithville, WV, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 with her family by her side.

She was born April 09, 1927 in Burnt House, WV, a daughter of the late Lena Mae “Kate” (Clevenger) Webb.

She is survived by her 5 children, Rosa Lee Simmons of Ashland, OH; Leonard Jr. Scott (Judy) of Elizabeth, WV; Kay (Denny) Nelson of Cairo, WV; Sue (Randy) Barker of Sutton, WV, and Mary Lou (Danny) Clevenger of Smithville, WV. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren that she loved so much. They are, Kevin (Natalie) Simmons; Lisa (Randy) Honaker; Erin Scott; Rusty (Kristie) Barker; Andrew (Jessica) Nelson & Garrett & Connor; Matthew (Kayla) Nelson & Eli; Betsy (Devin) Wells & TarynKay and baby sister on the way; and Jacob Clevenger. Also her brother in law Mike Frazier along with nieces, nephews, and friends are left to remember her.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard M. “Jack” Scott; grandson, Ryan Scott; sister, Margaret Frazier, and son in law, Loris “Jim” Simmons.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV with Pastor Mike Hardbarger officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the King Knob Cemetery near Harrisville, WV.

Visitation will be from 4 PM - 8 PM on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

A special thanks to nurse Robin and others at Camden Clark Medical Center who were so kind and attentive.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dicie’s name be made to the King Knob Cemetery Fund c/o Francis Wolfe, 7802 Smithville Rd, Harrisville, WV, 26362.

Kelly Lofty Yeager

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Kelly Lofty Yeager

of Harrisville, WV, embarked on her final journey from Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

She was born December 09, 1960, at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, a daughter of Sandra Weekly Wheeler and John Joseph Lofty Jr.

She resided in Columbus, Ohio, and was employed in the hospitality industry, an occupation that well suited her. Her delight was hosting family and friends at gatherings in her home. She was happiest when traveling, making new friends and exploring this beautiful world. Her favorite place to visit was Germany, where she had resided a number of years. Her special joys were visiting beaches, museums and formal gardens. She appreciated and embraced all of nature.

Surviving are a sister, Tara Leigh Shackelford; stepfather, Bob Wheeler and wife Amy; an aunt, Mary Margaret Smith; an uncle, Charles Lofty; and numerous cousins; special friends, Thresa and Karen, who accompanied and supported her during treatments; a childhood friend, Karin Zentgraf of Germany; many Columbus friends; and her faithful four-legged companion, Louie Yeager.

Preceding her were her parents.

The family appreciates the care afforded our loved ones by Doctors Kelly Cawley and Clint Cline; staff at Strecker Medical Center, as well as the nursing staff, Oncology Department, CCMC.

There will be no service at the present time.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Raymond “Bim” Forrest Junkins Jr.

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Raymond “Bim” Forrest Junkins Jr.

Age 64, of 4 Burnthouse Rpad, Smithville, WV passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following an car accident.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV on March 12, 1953: son of the late Raymond Junkins Sr. and Charolotte (Buckhannon) Junkins and step-mother Mary Wannona Junkins.


He was married to Ellen Bernice (Post) Junkins, who preceded him in death in 2012.

Mr. Junkins is survived by five daughters: Renaee Moore & Bobby, Patricia Stallard & Gary of Myrtle Beach, SC, Michelle Cole of Glenville, WV; Sondra Branson & Mike of Richmond, VA, one son: Michael Junkins & Dusty, six grandchildren: Amanda Brunette, Alisha White, Sarah Stallard, Summer Stallard, Alley Moore and Hayden Branson, five great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Burnette, Vivienne Burnette, Marcus Burnette, Trinity Stallard and Hailie Stallard and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bernice, Raymond was preceded in death by an infant son.

Mr. Junkins was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

He volunteered countless hours for the Burnthouse community and was a great foster parent for 23 years. He loved hunting and fishing but spending time with family was his true pleasure. Mr. Junkins was a veteran of the United States Army in which he proudly served.

At Mr. Junkins request cremation services were honored.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Raymond “Bim” Forrest Junkins Jr..

Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Boylen

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Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Boylen

Age 77, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV.

Jeff was born March 23, 1940 in Mt. Pleasant, MI a son of the late Ancle Earl and Annette (Long) Boylen.

He was retired after many years of service of working construction on the pipelines as a member of International Union of Operating Engineers #132 of Charleston, WV. He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1958 and a member of the Pike Church of Christ. Jeff was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corp. and was a longtime member of Harmony Lodge AF&AM #59 and Order of Eastern Star #26, both of Pennsboro, WV.

He is survived by his wife, Vernetta Ruth (Bowie) Monroe Boylen; daughters, Tami Stout (Shane) of Matthews, NC; Jeannie Marez of Mt. Croghan, SC; Debbie Burd (Darryl) of Martinsville, VA; Vicki Hill (Chris) of Mt. Croghan, SC; stepson, Mark Monroe of Pennsboro, WV; grandchildren, Kendra Brown (Greg); Colleen Boylen; Michelle Hutchings (Chris); Mallory Boylen; Katie & Morgan Burd; Roxie, Ashley, & Cody Monroe; great grandchildren, Amelia; Beau; Jack; Bishop, and Alia; sisters, Carol Rae Weekley (Ben) of Pennsboro, WV and Becky Sanford of Harrisonburg, VA, along with many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by stepson, James Frederick Monroe and his sisters, Earle Ann Clancey and Nancy Weekley.

A memorial service to honor Jeff’s life will be 4 PM, Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with Evang. Luke Weekley officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 PM - 4 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Joe Davis “Jody” McPherson

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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Joe Davis “Jody” McPherson

Passed away on June 05, 2017, at the age of 64, in Sutton, WV.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Theresa McPherson, and his mother-in-law Dorothy Young. 

Joe was born on February 19, 1953 in Sutton, where he was well-known and loved by many in his community. As a young boy, he attended Sutton Elementary School, building numerous early and lifelong friendships. He was a Boy Scout in Troop 101, and first found his love of fishing on a scouting trip to Canada. Joe enjoyed the water, and spent his youth skiing and boating on the newly constructed Sutton Lake. He attended Sutton High School, and later the new Braxton High School, where he excelled in football. He often fondly reminisced with friends about his high school years, pouring through the pages of his old yearbooks. 

After graduating high school in 1971, Joe enrolled in Fairmont State, and was later employed. Many humorous and warm stories over the years came from his employment at Michael Baker, Oneida Coal Company, Kimberly Industries, Evergreen, and Braxton County Senior Center, where he was well-thought of and loved for his kindness and quiet sense of humor. 

Joe married Patricia in 1982, and they built a life with their daughter Katie in Sutton. He was known for his pride in their home and property, adding special wood features to their home and growing a bountiful garden, creating tasty dishes from their harvest. The beautiful Sutton Lake was a special part of their lives, and they spent many long days boating and camping there. They loved traveling together, and visited many iconic sights, such as New York City, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and fishing with Katie in Homer Spit, Alaska.   

Friendship was important to Joe, and he cherished his annual fishing trip to Williams River with his buddy, Bob Harris. Joe was artistic and often crafted amazing woodworking projects, such as tables, vases, cutting boards, and even fishing nets, giving them to his friends and family as gifts or for fundraisers.   

Joe was caring and often volunteered his time at the United Christian Food Pantry in Gassaway, WV, and at the Cantina of Christ Church United Methodist, where he worshipped for many years. He also recently attended Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gassaway.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia McPherson, and daughter, Katherine Janiece “Katie” McPherson. He leaves behind his father-in-law, Gerald Young in Pennsylvania, cousins, Jeff McPherson in Texas, Bec Smith in Alaska, Wesley McPherson in Nevada, Matt Davis in Michigan, Andi McClaren in Wisconsin, Gary Davis in North Carolina, William Davis in Massachusetts, sister-in-law, Cathy Eaton and brother-in-law, Gus Eaton in Pennsylvania, niece, Chelsy Eaton and nephew, Elijah Eaton in Pennsylvania, and many caring friends who have been so supportive of Patricia and Katie. 

Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM. June 24, at the Davis Presbyterian Church in Gassaway, with Pastor Barbara Accord officiating.

Visitation will beginning at 11:00 AM until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sutton Public Library 500 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601; Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church 206 Birch St. Gassaway, WV 26624; or Sutton Fire Department 403 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the McPherson family.

Robert “Jerry” Snyder

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Robert “Jerry” Snyder

Age 81, of Kincheloe Road, Jane Lew, WV passed away at 4:25 PM on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 following a sudden illness.

Jerry was born in Weston, WV on July 22, 1935 a son of the late Carl Burton and Jetta Mable Kniceley Snyder.

On March 17, 1958, he married Rita Mae Gregory, who preceded him in death in 1994.

Jerry was also preceded in death by two brothers: Burton and Terry Snyder; and a great-granddaughter, Haylie Mae.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Rosemary and Jim Wyatt and Carla and Tim White all of Summerville, SC; his son Robert “Yogi” Snyder Jr. of Cottageville, SC; his granddaughters and their husbands: Deanna and Cary McDonald of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and Kim and Vince Baldwin of Summerville, SC; granddaughter Kayla Snyder of Port Royal, SC; grandson TJ White of Summerville, SC, as well as 5 great-grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by his brother, Neil Snyder of Massilon, OH; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Ethel Snyder of Wooster, OH; his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Randy Chapman of Weston; brother, Denny Snyder, also of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his family, Jerry is also survived by his long-time companion and friend, Helen Stout, along with his extended family, David Stout and Teresa Rickettes, and their children and grandchildren.

Jerry was an MP in the US Army and was a mail carrier in Weston until his retirement. Jerry, along with his late wife, Rita owned a number of Superette convenience stores in Lewis and Harrison Counties. Jerry loved fishing and gardening. He enjoyed spending time and sharing stories with family and friends.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 11 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Funeral Services will follow at 1 PM form the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel.

Private interment will be held at the Peterson Cemetery in Weston.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jerry Snyder.

Marjerie Texas “Lewis” Romine

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Marjerie Texas “Lewis” Romine

She met her Savior on Sunday, June 11th 2017.

Together again she joins her loving husband, John Mayford at Heaven’s Gate. After 93 years she joins her mother Ella. Also her father Francis Ray Lewis, brother Ronald, sister Frances, son Mayford Lewis Romine and Great Grandchildren Calista and John.

She leaves behind to join her later, daughters Lola Marie Romine and Ella Louise Archer. Seven grandchildren; sixteen, great grandchildren; ten great, great, grandchildren and one great, great, great granddaughter.

She also leaves family and friends too many to name, who love her dearly. What a wonderful reunion in Heaven today and forever more!

Marjerie was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, Sunday school teacher, artist. poet, author, but most importantly she was a faithful Christian.

Mom will be laid to rest beside Dad, in our Historical Lewis Cemetery in WV.

A celebration of life will be held at McCullough & Raiguel Funeral home in Harrisville, WV, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12 PM with visitation from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Nelson Simmons

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Nelson Simmons

Age 61 of Glenville, WV; departed this life on the morning of Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Genesis Health Care, Glenville Center following an extended illness.

He was born August 18, 1955 in Weston, WV; son of the late Levi C. and Ethel Sims Simmons.

Nelson was a Christian by faith who loved the Lord and was not afraid to sing gospel music at Sunday Services when he was able. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting keys, watching westerns on TV, and was the door man at the nursing home for many years.

Surviving are 3 sisters, Charlotte Wilson of Clarksburg, WV; Patty Shumaker and husband Neil of Vincent, OH; and Anita Hartshorn and husband Bobby of Glenville, WV. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Along with his parents, Nelson was preceded in death by one infant brother, Edward Charles Simmons; 1 sister, Edith Carol Simmons; and 2 brothers, Raymond and Gary Simmons.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc; 2 Vanhorn Dr; Glenville, WV; 26351 at 11:00 AM; Monday, June 18, 2017 with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery near Glenville.

Friends will be received from 5-8 PM; Sunday evening at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc; is honored to assist the family of Nelson Simmons with arrangements. 

Kenneth Paul Riddle

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Kenneth Paul Riddle

Age 79, of Virginia Ave. Weston, WV passed away at 2:45 PM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in the River Oaks Nursing Home in Clarksburg following an extended illness.

He was born in Weston, WV on May 17, 1938 a son of the late Archie Hugh Riddle and Lena Virginia Dennison Riddle.

On September 11, 1976 he married Linda Lucille Benson Riddle and they celebrated 36 years of marriage before her passing on April 17, 2012.

Memories of his dedication and commitment to provide and care for his family will be remembered by his six children: Archie H. Riddle, Kenneth E. Riddle, Christopher P. Riddle, Ruth Ann Blake and husband, Pete, all of Weston, Loeta F. Riddle of Buckhannon, WV and Malissa Oleson and husband, Lenny, of Alum Bridge, WV; 16 grandchildren: Daniel Wilson, Aaron Wilson, Lisa Boyers, Kimberly Boyers, Sherry Jones, Leann Beeson, Adam Riddle, Betty Gould, Donna Painter, Linda Riddle, Teresa Riddle, Michael Phillips, Christopher Paul Riddle II, Timothy Wayne Riddle, Joshua Cole Riddle, and Alyssa Dawn Riddle; several great grandchildren; two siblings: Lela V. Ocheltree, and Darrell H. Riddle, both of Weston; and several nieces and nephews, including Eugene Eagle, and wife Tammy, who cared for Kenny in their home for a year.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Evelyn Darnell; stepson, Danny Burkhammer; stepdaughter, Sheila Boyers; and eight siblings: Harry S. Riddle, James R. Riddle, Harold L. Riddle, Archie L. Riddle, Howard L. Riddle, Sammy J. Riddle, Ruth Ann Riddle, and Lula Mae Riddle.

Kenny worked for the Weston Taxi Co., Grafton Coal Co., WV Department of Highways, and finally, for J.J. Marks, clearing right-of-ways. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing dominoes, and spending time with his family, especially reminiscing about the good ‘ole days.

He attended the Lost Creek Church of God.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 11 AM - 12 Noon on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Funeral services will follow at 12 Noon from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ronnie Beeson officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Kenneth Paul Riddle.

Carl Dean Holt II

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Carl Dean Holt II

Age 38 of Big Flint Community West Union, WV departed this life on Sunday, June 11, 2017 of natural causes.

He was born on November 10, 1978 a son of Carl Dean Holt, West Union and the late Judy Lynch Holt.

Surviving are one daughter, Skylene Holt, one son, Charles Thomas Holt, at home, one sister, Cynthia Wurzbacher, Allyn, WA. and fiancée Crystal Perrine, Greenwood, WV; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mr. Holt was a graduate of Doddridge County High School. He was employed by Simonton Window Company. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on old trucks. He was a loving son, brother and father and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front Street, West Union on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Adam Cheeseman presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel after 11 AM on Friday until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Holt family.

David Michael Perrine

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David Michael Perrine

Age 22, of Flatwoods, WV, passed away, Friday June 09, 2017, on a hilltop on Bear Run Road, Sutton, WV.

David was born January 16, 1995 to Larry and Sandra (Shaver) Perrine.

David graduated from Braxton County High School in 2013. He worked for C&G Construction of Gassaway. David was a hard worker and would help anyone. He loved to work in the hayfield, and was remembered for making biscuits at Gassaway Gomart. He thought zip ties could fix anything.

He is survived by his parents Larry and Sandra (Shaver) Perrine; older brother, Wesley Perrine; grandparents Argil and Brenda Shaver of Flatwoods, and Carolyn Gibson of Little Birch, WV.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Harry Perrine of Green Hill.

Funeral service will be held 1 PM Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Dennis Shaver officiating.

Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service at the funeral home, beginning at 11 AM.

Interment service will follow at Stout Cemetery, Flatwoods, WV.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

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