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Clifford Ryan King

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Clifford Ryan King

Age 48, of Chloe, WV passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at the CAMC – Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

He was born September 04, 1968 at Orrville, Ohio, a son of Charles R. King of Chloe and the late Mary Lou Davis King.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Cody; and a sister, Mary Jane King.

Clifford was a former butcher and laborer.

In addition to his father, survivors include a sister, Melinda Sampson; and a brother, Charles Robert King, II.

A gathering of family and friends was 2-4 Friday, April 20 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

After cremation, burial will be in the King Cemetery, Chloe.

Darrell L. Hall

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Darrell L. Hall

Age 81, of Arnoldsburg, West Virginia passed away Saturday, April 21, 2017 at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston.

He was born August 13, 1935 at Beech (Calhoun County, WV), a son of the late Lee and Ocie (Bailey) Hall.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sister, Wanda (Hall) Houchin and brother-in-law Billie Houchin; brother-in-law Donald Craddock; sister, Bernice (Hall) Matheney; brother-in-law Willard Matheney; brother, Albert Guy Hall; sister-in-law Ollidene (Naylor) Hall, and infant twin brothers Loyd and Boyd Hall.

Survivors include two sisters, Sylvia Craddock of Leroy, West Virginia and Norma (Dale) Starcher of Painesville, Ohio; a brother, Paul (Carol) Hall of Reedy, West Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darrell was a retired United States Marine Corp Gunnery Sergeant with 20 years service including 8 years in Japan and Korea. He was a former employee of Houchin Construction and Houchin Rental and Sales both in Arnoldsburg, West Virginia. Darrell enjoyed fishing, reading, and watching westerns.

A funeral service will be held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, in Spencer, WV on Wednesday, April 26 at 12 Noon with the Reverend Rick Metheny officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 25.

Interment will be in the Bailey Cemetery on Beech with military honors accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps honor guard.

Don Jerry Jackson

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Don Jerry Jackson

Age 68, of Clarksburg, WV passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

He was born September 06, 1948 in Sutton, WV; son of the late Donald and Mae Sue Coffman Jackson.

Don is survived by a son, Aaron P Jackson and wife Karess of Stonewood, WV; a grandson, Gaven Jackson; a sister, Debra Sue Randolph of Charleston, WV; a brother, Aaron Joe Jackson and wife Kathy of Salem, WV; an aunt, Louvillia Medina of Spelter, WV; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Lee Jackson.

A memorial service will be held at Rushing Wind Biker Church, Spelter, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Jim Glaspell presiding.

Inurnment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery; where military rites will be accorded by Harrison County Honor Guard and the US Navy.

Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Jackson family.

Florence B. Goad

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Florence B. Goad

Age 89, of Ellenboro, WV, departed this life on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Pennsboro, WV.

Florence was born October 20, 1927 in Akron, OH, a daughter of the late Michael B. and Florence E. (McMongonegal) Mock.

She was retired after 40 years of service to the Kresges and Kmart department stores in the Akron, OH area. Florence then became a caretaker for 6 years after her retirement.

She was a member of the Pennsboro Church of Christ and the Pennsboro Senior Citizens.

She was a beautiful lady and loved everyone and was well known for her quilting. She loved her dog Bo and her grandchildren and loved being outside and working in her flowers.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Bishop and husband Gary of Pennsboro, WV; grandchildren, Amy & Gary, Jonathan & Shelly, and Michele & Frank; great grandchildren, Bryant, Chloe, WV; Cole, Trenton, Gunnar, Dillon, Danielle, & Waylon; great granddaughter, Lilly; brothers and sisters, Leo & Helen Mock of Canal Fulton, OH; Emily & Doug Sheets of Wisconsin, and Carol Ferguson of Australia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil W. “Bill” Goad; son, Denny Goad; brothers and sisters, Rita Tapp; Eleanor Markle; Robert Mock; Betty Morrison, and Dr. Michael Mock.

Funeral services will be 1pm, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro WV with Evang. Terry Jones and Andy Robison officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery near Ellenboro, WV.

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

Robin Lynn Nutter

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Robin Lynn Nutter

Age 52, of Bridgeport, WV formerly of Good Hope, WV passed away at 12:15 AM on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Meadow View Manor Health Care Facility in Bridgeport following a respiratory illness.

She was born in Weston, WV on July 06, 1964 a daughter of the late Harry Nutter Jr. and Patricia Ann Rider Nutter.

Memories of her strong, witty nature will be remembered by her three siblings: Kimberly Canfield and husband, George, of Sutton, WV; Pamela Shuck and husband, Clarence, of Elizabethton, TN, and Sheila Mitchell and husband, Rick, of Gassaway, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

Robin enjoyed listening to music, watching the cooking channel, journaling her life’s observations, and spending time with her family. This included the staff at Meadow View, who were like her second family, and they will miss her dearly.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 12 – 1 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Destry Daniels officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Philippi.

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

Billy Ray Hitt

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Billy Ray Hitt

Age 53, of Lost Creek, WV passed away unexpectedly at 12:05 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his residence following a heart attack.

He was born in Weston, WV on June 09, 1963 a son of the late Roscoe Hitt and Georgia Wilcox Hitt of Lost Creek, WV.

On May 16, 1992 he married Betty Jean “BJ” Riffle who will miss him dearly after 24 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three siblings: Rocky Hitt and wife Mary Ann of Lost Creek, Ricky Hitt and wife, Michele, of Duck Creek, WV and Joyce Hyde and husband, Pat, of Talmo, GA; ten nieces and nephews: Joshua, Adam and Dustin Hitt, all of Lost Creek, Melissa Robinson and husband, Adam, Jimmy Hyde and wife, Megan, and Shelley Hyde, all of GA, Samantha Hitt of Bridgeport, WV; Stephanie Hitt of Clarksburg, WV; Desiree Davis and husband, Jerry of Fairmont, WV and Brittney Hitt of Philippi; two God children: Jennifer Riley of Jane Lew, WV Wilford “Bubby” Kelley of Buckhannon, WV; several aunts and uncles; several great nieces and nephews; and his loyal companions, and loving dogs: Matilda, Spike, and Precious.

Billy enjoyed fishing, watching Nascar races and Pittsburgh Steeler football games, and spending time with his family.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 2-4 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Funeral Services will follow at 4 PM from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ashby Titus officiating.

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

Lois Carol Kammer

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Lois Carol Kammer

Age 72, of Murphy Creek Road, Weston, WV passed away at 12:50 AM on Monday, April 17, 2017 at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born in Baltimore, MD on March 21, 1945 a daughter of the late Franklin Keith Clowser and Sadie Agnes Galford Clowser.

In January of 1961 she married John William Kammer and they celebrated 52 years of marriage before his passing on September 10, 2013.

Her witty, giving nature will be carried on by her daughter, Rhonda Kammer of Weston; two siblings: Richard Clowser of Harpers Ferry, and Shirley Lockett of Baltimore, MD; several nieces and nephews; and her fun, feline companion, Pie-Pie.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two siblings: Larry and Wayne Clowser.

Lois was the quintessential domestic goddess and diva queen who enjoyed entertaining at her home, and knitting beautiful gift for family and friends. In her earlier years, she enjoyed playing sports of all kinds, including softball, volleyball, karate (brown belt), and bowling. She had an entertaining sense of humor, and, like a stand-up comedian, was always ready with a witty one-liner for any situation. This Mama Bear was tough as nails, yet giving and soft-hearted. She liked to reminisce about her favorite memories - boating on Stonewall Jackson Lake with her family while playing music under the twinkling star-lit sky.

There will be a private family viewing at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, WV.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to her daughter, Rhonda Kammer, at 3031 Murphy Creek Road, Weston, WV 26452.

Friends and family will gather at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk at 7922 Wise Ave. in Dudalk, MD from 11 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM with Pastor Billy Higgins officiating.

Interment will follow in the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery in Elkridge, MD.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service and the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk are honored and privileged to serve the family of Lois Carol Kammer.

Ryan Neal Rogers

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Ryan Neal Rogers

Age 25, of Bridgeport, WV passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

He was born December 27, 1991 in Cleveland, OH, a son of Stanley Rogers of Vermilion, OH and Donna Gum Zickefoose and husband Randall of Buckhannon, WV.

In addition to his father, mother and step father he is survived by two sisters, Jessica Miles of Weston, WV and Shawna Murphy and husband Robert of Bridgeport; maternal grandmother, Shirley McQuain of Weston, WV; paternal grandmother, Jeanette Borer of Vermilion; niece, Kayden Miles of Weston; nephew, Dayne Murphy of Bridgeport and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Johnny Gum; paternal grandfather, Stanley Rogers; uncle, Tommy Gum and aunts, Tracey Rogers and Kathy Hardesty.

Family will received friends at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12 Noon until 2 PM with a memorial service beginning at 2 PM.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mary Lynn Girod

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Mary Lynn Girod

Age 77 of Salem, WV, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family.

She was born November 30, 1939 in Gilmer County, WV; the daughter of the late Shirley Norman and Lucy (Wyatt) Norman.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Patty Shields & her husband, John, Kathryn Bland & her husband, Roger and Linda Zifka, all of Salem, WV; a son, Carl Girod & his wife, Christina of Parkersburg, WV; eight grandchildren, John Bland, Brian Bland, Amy Bland, Kenny Bland, James Bland, Tim Kelley, Matthew Kelley and Angelena Zifka; six great grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Hendershot of Salem, WV; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Edward David Girod, who died in 2003; two brothers, Arley Norman and Burl Norman.

Mary was a homemaker and the greatest mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. She loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren especially during the Holiday seasons.

Family will receive friends at Greathouse Funeral Home, 1999 W. Main Street, Salem, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at Greathouse Funeral Home on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Chad Ash, presiding.

Internment will follow in Clermont Cemetery in Fairmont, WV.

Ricky Todd Norman

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Ricky Todd Norman

Age 24, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2017.

He was born on June 26, 1992 in Weston, WV and lived in Heaters, WV.

He was a loving, caring, hearted soul who would help anyone and was loved by many. His bubbly personality made it comforting to be in his presence.

Todd is survived by his only daughter, Rickey Candance, his mother, Renee Norman (Morris Beaver) of Minerva, OH, two sisters, Allison Carlson (Scot) of Chesapeake, VA and Ashley Hibbs (Jeffrey) of Buckhannon, WV, grandmother, Joyce Hickman whom he loved dearly, five nephews and one nieces and a host of many relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Rodney Norman, his grandmother, Betty Brady, his grandfather’s, Joseph Brady and Roger Norman and a step-grandfather, Clint Hickman.

The family would like to ask, if you ever feel suicidal, that you seek help immediately. Suicide is a permanent decision for a temporary problem.

Funeral service will be held 7:00 PM, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev John Burns officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be held two hours before the service.

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

Howard W. Corathers

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Howard W. Corathers

Age 87, a long time resident of Stow, Ohio entered his heavenly home on Friday, April 07, 2017, after a short illness.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, July 23, 1929, to Howard Wesley Corathers Sr. and Mabel Foster Corathers.

He spent most of his early childhood in Weston, West Virginia where he was raised by foster parents Ralph (deceased) and Elizabeth Jewell. He served in the Army as a corporal in the Korean War.

He and his wife moved to Stow in 1954. He spent many years working as a private general contractor and then went to work for the City of Stow and retired from there in 1995 after nearly 20 years of service. Through the years, he served as a trustee at Skyview Baptist Ranch in Millersburg, Ohio. He also was very active in the AWANA Youth Association for the State of Ohio. Most recently he was involved with the Stow Historical Society and the Stow Senior Citizen Commission.

He was a member of Graham Road Baptist Church for many years and currently was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Tallmadge, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, LaVerne (Hawkins) Corathers, a son Michael (Kathy) of Stow, a daughter Joyce Johnson (Mike) of Golden, Miss., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, his foster mother and two foster sisters, many nieces and nephews, as well as a host of extended family and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Joan Kennedy and Judy Connor, as well as great-grandson Macklin Corathers-Smith.

Friends and family called on Monday, April 10 from 6 to 8 PM at Redmon Funeral Home, 3633 Darrow Road, Stow.

The funeral service was at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 11 at Noon, with Pastor Larry Engle and Pastor Richard Bowman officiating.

Interment was at Stow Cemetery with full military honors provided by the U.S. Army.

Those desiring to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Macklin Connor Corathers-Smith scholarship fund at Skyview Baptist Ranch, 7241 Township Road 319, Millersburg, OH 44654.

Joseph E. Nutter

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Joseph E. Nutter

Age 80 years of age, of Lost Creek, WV passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born April 25, 1936, in Weston, WV, the son of the late Thomas E. and Wilma Virginia Atkinson Nutter.

He is survived by his partner Larry D. Myers.  He is also survived by Thomas E. Nutter of Louisville, KY, Margaret Myers of Fairmont, WV, John Myers and his wife Rose of Fairmont, WV, Debbie Myers of St. Albans, WV, Lisa and Leonard Boyce of Fairmont, WV, Seth Myers of Fairmont, WV, Drew Myers and his wife Brittany of Fairmont, WV, Chris Myers and his wife Bobbi of St. Albans, WV, Michelle Catersino and her husband Eric of Columbus, OH and other extended family. 

He was also preceded in death by a former partner William R. Hart, Edward Altkinson and his wife Alda, Florence “Patsy” Estel, Harvey L. Myers and a good friend Charlie Miller.

Joe graduated from Weston High School in 1954.  He attended West Liberty State College and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  He served in the United States Army.

The Ford family is honored to serve a friend that did so much for funeral service in Harrison County.  He was the former owner and licensed funeral director and embalmer at Davis Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg.

He retired from funeral service in April 2003.  He was a member of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association and was the president of the association in 1987. 

He was presented with the Charles E. Dodd Award, Funeral Director of the Year for 2005.  He conducted for American College, Louvain, Belgium a seminar on “Death and the Clergy”.

Joe was active in the Clarksburg community. He was a member and past president of the Clarksburg Kiwanis Club, a member and past president of the Clarksburg Friends of the Library, a member and past president of the Central West Virginia Management Club, a member and past president of Lewis Clark Chapter S.A.R. and a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Harrison/Clarksburg Public Library. 

He was also a member of the Clarksburg Lodge #482 BPOE, a member of the Clarksburg Lodge #52 LOOM and a member of Roy E. Parrish Post 13, American Legion.

When not working funeral service, he enjoyed spending time on his beautiful property in Harrison County.  Joe loved his animals that he cared for especially Maggie, a miniature horse.  This passion for animals led him to be a member of the American Highland Cattle Association, American Miniature Horse Association, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation and Ruffed Gross Society. 

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Joe’s memory to Maddie’s Angels, 726 East Park Avenue, Box 278, Fairmont, WV 26554.  Maddie’s Angels provides love and care for rescue animals.   

Friends were received at the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV on Wednesday from 2-8 PM.

The funeral service was celebrated in the funeral home on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 11 AM with Reverend Dr. Ken A. Ramsey presiding. 

The interment followed in the Bridgeport Cemetery, in Bridgeport.

The Nutter family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.

William H. Morris

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William H. Morris

Age 68, of Mill Village, PA passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.

Born in Weston, WV on July 09, 1948, he was a son of the late Joe and Mary Louise Hyre Morris.

In 1972, Bill moved to Pennsylvania and has lived in Mill Village with his wife, Patricia L. Turk Morris for the past 30 years.

He was a truck driver, retiring in 2010 after driving for Rohrer Trucking for 20 years. Bill loved mowing his grass and took pride in having a perfectly maintained yard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Keith Morris and Jim Morris.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; his children– LouAnne Bearfield of Meadville, PA; Rebecca Stokes (JoAnn) of Florence, SC, Sandra Bearfield of Raleigh, NC, Martha Young (Dana) of Stone Mountain, GA, Daniel Bearfield (Jackie) of Edinboro, PA; Ginger Morris of Buckhannon, WV, and Mary Hurst (Jake) of Buckhannon, WV; two brothers– Gary Hyre (Joyce) of Raymond, NH and Robert Morris (Gloria) of Bridgeport, WV; one sister– Robin Marsh (Mike) of Buckhannon, WV; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends called at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until time of the funeral service at 1:00 PM. Rev. Ted Cole officiated and burial followed at LeBoeuf Cemetery.

David Barker

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David Barker

Age 62, of Gassaway, WV passed away April 19, 2017 at Glenville Center.

He was born July 16, 1954 in Braxton County, WV.

David was a graduate of Braxton County High School. He enjoyed going to the Chapel Community Center and the Braxton Senior Center.

He was a member of the Old German Community Church, Chapel.

He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Barker a resident at the Braxton Health Care Center; aunts, Lucy Williams of Danville, IL and Ermma Nicholson of Copen, WV; and many friends.

Service will be 2 PM Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Rick Hart officiating.

Interment will be in the Rutherford Cemetery, Cedarville, WV.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Harvey Elbert Allman

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Harvey Elbert Allman

Age 73, of Weston, WV, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his residence.

Born April 15, 1944 in Bablin, WV, he was the son of the late George Grover and Artha McCourt Allman.

Harvey enjoyed hunting, fishing, plucking his banjo, was a Christian by faith, former employee for the DOH and Rockingham Electric of Baltimore, MD.

He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Allman and James “Jimmy” Allman; one sister, Mable Workman.

Survivors include his two sisters, Virginia Smith of Alum Bridge, WV, Lou Ann Allman of Weston, WV; several nieces and nephews including his special nephew, Jerold Workman and wife Catherine of Weston, WV.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Alkire Funeral Chapel 190 Wildcat Road Ireland, WV 26376.

Interment will follow in the Kincaid Cemetery on the Buttermilk Road with Pastor Wease Day officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, April 21, 2017 one hour prior to the services.

Necia Pearl Cogar

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Necia Pearl Cogar

of Langhorne, PA passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, Wednesday April 12, 2017 in her home at the age of 74.

Necia was originally from Newville, WV (Braxton County).

She lived for many years in Trenton, NJ before moving to Langhorne.

She graduated from Sutton High School in June 1961 and attended business school in Fairmont, WV. Necia worked at Danjon Management in Princeton, NJ as a Comptroller until her retirement in 2011.

Necia was the daughter of the late Morgan and Fern Cogar.

She was preceded in death by her sister Jean Hayzlett and nephew Larry Hayzlett. She is survived by her sister Kathern Linger of Negley, OH., her brother, Norris Cogar of Lockport, NY., and she will especially missed by her sister and best friend, Jocelyn Singleton, of Levittown, PA.

Necia is survived by many nieces and nephews, to which she was not only an aunt, but a second mother. She loved each and every one of them. For those she lived with: Tony and Nancy Singleton, great niece Alyssa Singleton, and great nephews, Tony, Christopher and Shawn Singleton, there was nothing she wouldn’t do to take care of her family.

She is also survived by Ivette Rose and William Rose of Levittown, PA as well as Tiffany and Allan Fortnum, also of Levittown. Although they did not live close, she loved all of her nieces and nephews as her own: Karen Johnson, Jim Linger, Phillip Linger, Steven Linger, Donald Linger, Claude Linger, Jr.,Patricia McCoy, JaneAnn Fucci, John Linger, Norris Cogar Jr., Arnold Cogar, Josephine Cogar, Polly Cogar, Christine Mullen, Joyce Smith, Alice Puckett and all of their spouses were in her heart. There are too many great nieces and great nephews to list but they were always in her heart.

Necia’s optimism will be missed. For some people, the glass is half empty, for others, it is half full, but Necia’s glass was always full to the brim. She always saw the best in everyone. Nobody has ever been so supportive and loving.

A large void will be forever in our lives and in our hearts.

Interment will be private.

Ara Lee Kelley

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Ara Lee Kelley

Age 88 of Wood Street, West Union, WV departed this life on April 14, 2017 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.

She was born on December 19, 1928 in Smithburg, WV a daughter of the late Lester B. and Conda Ware Sutton.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Kelley and his wife Jerri, Milton, FL, Bernard Kelley and his wife Debra, Salem , grandchildren, Jami Renee Maulupe, Michael Chad Kelley, Shasta S. Kelley, Misti Kinney and husband Joe, Tina Allen and husband Patrick, Tara Getter and husband Jack, 7 great grandchildren, and one great grandson, one brother, William “Bill” Sutton, Smithburg, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Steven Kelley, three brothers and three sisters.

Ara Lee was a former employee of Michaels Pharmacy as a clerk and had worked at Genesis Health Care Center, Salem and the Doddridge County Senior Citizens for over 20 years in Housekeeping. She had volunteered for the Doddridge County Emergency Squad as an EMT.

At her request there were no services.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Kelley family.

Shelba Lynn Boggs Siers

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Shelba Lynn Boggs Siers

Was granted her angel wings on April 16, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.

Shelba was born September 28, 1962 in Akron OH to Chester and Olive Dale Boggs.

Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Shelba had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Shelba’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Shelba approached life with a conquering attitude. She gave her entire heart and soul to every endeavor she had. She loved the outdoors and was an avid rabbit hunter with a passion for horses. In her final months, Shelba was filled with such courage and hope and reminded us daily of the preciousness of family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Olive Dale Boggs.

Shelba is survived by her husband of 32 years, Randy Siers; daughter, Elizabeth Jarvis and her husband Travis of Chloe, WV; Son, Levi Siers, of Duck, WV; father, Chester Boggs and his wife Martha of Elkins; sisters, Theresa Goddard of Wheeling, WV, Amy Ferrebee and her husband Tony of Duck, WV; brothers, Curtis Moneypenny of OH, Jim Moneypenny of Mt. Zion, WV and Chester Boggs Jr and his wife Misty of Ivydale, WV. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lidia (16), Lucas (15), Landon (12), Adriane (6), Chykaye (4) and Chase (1) and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 AM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Lester Tanner officiating.

Interment will be at Boggs-Siers Family Cemetery, Nebo.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Friday, April 21, 2017 at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Helen Lee Orndorff

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Helen Lee Orndorff

Age 77, a resident of Duck, WV and Daytona Beach, FL, passed away April 15, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born June 28, 1939 a daughter of the late Grover Paintiff and Icie Mollohan.

Helen was retired from Safeway Grocery Stores in Maryland. She also later worked as a bank cashier in Daytona Beach, FL.

She was a member of the Sonrise Fellowship Church, Servia and she dearly loved her cats and dogs.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Nottingham of Duck; grandchildren, Tim Hall and Stacy Garrison, both of Baltimore, MD.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Orndorff; sons, Robin and Dale Nottingham; stepsons, Rob and Dennis Orndorff; and her beloved dog, Molly.

Service will be 11 AM Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Jeremy Holcomb officiating.

Interment will be in the Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Vernon Robert “Bob” Whitehair

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Vernon Robert “Bob” Whitehair

Age 76, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV.

Bob was born December 30, 1940 in Terra Alta, WV, a son of the late William D. and Mary Ellen (Boylan) Whitehair.

Bob was retired after dedicating 35 plus years of service to AT&T communications where he worked out of the Clarksburg, WV office and in the Pennsboro, WV main station.

He greatly enjoyed travelling with his family and loved being outdoors and taking walks in the woods.

Bob was a graduate of Kingwood High School with the class of 1959.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Maureen (McCray) Whitehair; children, R.D. Whitehair (Tonya) of Charleston, WV and Lilly Whitehair (Brett) of Parkersburg, WV; grandchildren, Teresa, Sara, Krystal, Savannah, Alicia, Taylor, Selina, Lilah, Kevin, & Jaxon; great grandchildren, Braxton, Brock, Heidi, & Sofia, and his mother in law, Mavis Johnson of North View, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Mavis “Aggie” Ross.

A memorial service to honor Bob’s life will be 3 PM, Thursday, April 20th, 2017, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with Chaplain Jim Dyer officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 PM - 3 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Darren James Haddox

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Darren James Haddox

Age 38, of Pennsboro, WV passed away April 14, 2017 in Pennsboro, WV.

He was born November 28, 1978 in Parkersburg, WV the son of James F. Haddox of Pennsboro and the late Teresa Sue Thomas.

Darren was a graduate of Ritchie County High School in 1998 and he was a tree climber for Nelson Tree Trimming. He enjoyed riding his Harley and being Gage’s father.

In addition to his father, he is survived by one son, Gage Cruz Haddox and his mother Toni Hinkle Haddox of Pennsboro; brother, Daniel Haddox (Christie) of Harrisville, WV; niece, Charlee Haddox of Harrisville; and maternal grandmother, Juanita Thomas of Pennsboro.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jack Thomas and Paternal grandparents Daniel and Clareth Haddox.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Mike Hardbarger officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hazelgreen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

James Howard Marsh, Jr.

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James Howard Marsh, Jr.

Age 82, Weston, WV passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in River Oaks Nursing Home of Nutterfort, WV with his daughter at his side following an extended illness.

He was born in Lewis County, WV on February 03, 1935: son of the late James H. “Peck” Marsh, Sr. and Kathleen Wanda (Crowl) Marsh.

In 1957, he married Linda May (Heath) Marsh, who preceded him in death on March 17, 1970.

Mr. Marsh is survived by one daughter: Pamela Clem and husband Rick of Weston, two sons: James “Jimmy” Marsh, III and wife Teresa of Weston and Kenneth “Kenny” Marsh of Beckley, WV; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters: Ruby(Ernest) Riffle, Jean (Jim)Glover, Elsie (Lee)McCloud and Darlene (Jim) Hinzman and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Linda, Mr. Marsh was preceded in death by one grandson, three brothers: Donald “June, Robert “Bob”, and William “Bill” Marsh and two sisters: Madeline Kincaid and Eveline Bennington.

Mr. Marsh worked in the blow-room with hand-blown glass at West Virginia Glass Specialty Company of Weston, a carpenter, gravedigger, explosive expert and a jack-of-all trades. James enjoyed playing the Lottery, Bingo and restoring cars. He was the oldest of ten children and a Baptist by faith. James was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a Tank sergeant in Germany during Korean Conflict and was also a member of the Army National Guard. James wa a member of the American Legion of Horner, WV.

At Mr. Marsh’s request, he was cremated and there will be a private graveside service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew with Pastor Mike Riffle officiating at the family’s convenience.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of James Howard Marsh, Jr.

Melinda Sue “Mendy” Rice

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Melinda Sue “Mendy” Rice

Age 43, of Glenville, WV, passed away, April 06, 2017.

She was born, December 24, 1973, in Marietta, OH, a daughter of Donald Ray Rice and Susie Richardson Fisher. 

In addition to her parents, she is survived by four sons, Anthony (Amanda) Ellison of New Martinsville, WV, Joshua Ellison of Grantsville, WV, James Ellison of New Martinsville, WV, and Adam Ellison of Elyria, OH, grandson, Kasyn Ellison of Grantsville, WV, step-granddaughter, Peyton Smith of Grantsville, WV, brothers, Donald Ray “Bub” (Cassidy) Rice of St. Marys, WV, and Damon (Chrissy) Rice of Glenville, WV, three step-brothers, Justin Fisher and Matthew Fisher both of Glenville, WV, and Ryan Fisher of Sutton, WV, a special niece, Jailyne Rice, nieces and nephews, Camron Rice, Trey Rice, Monica Rice, Mikayla Rice, Keith and Kyle Rice, and Marissa Rice, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Services were held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 11 AM at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

Interment was in the Low Gap Cemetery near Rinard Mills, OH.

Friends called from 10 to 11 AM Saturday at the funeral home.

Jackie “Jack” Lee Barker

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Jackie “Jack” Lee Barker

Age 81, of Williamstown, WV, passed away April 13, 2017 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 12, 1936 in Gilmer County, WV, the son of the late Orval Jennings Barker and Velma Kuhl Barker.

Jack was an U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a retired Police Chief in Pennsboro, WV and a former California Highway Patrol Police Officer (CHiP). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors and loved being a lawman. He also enjoyed making up his own silly songs. Some of which he called love songs, his wife would respond “thanks for letting me know”. Family members always waited for him to sing them their own silly song on birthday’s every year. Jack was also a member of Riverside Church of Christ in Williamstown.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte Smith Barker; daughter, Catharine Kerr (William) of Parkersburg, WV; son, Brian Barker of Williamstown; sister-in-law, Sarah Barker of Davisville; grandchildren, Christopher Kerr (Christy) of Parkersburg, Rebecca Hughes (Ryan) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Michelle Cooley (Matthew) of Stow, Ohio and Ashley Lies (Cory) of Colwich, Kansas ; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Emmalin Hughes, Jackson, Adrienne and Cole Kerr, Cora and Franklin Cooley, and Nevaeh, Dakota and Parker Lies; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Oval “Bud” and Charles Barker and one sister, Betty Jenkins.

Jack will be wearing his tie from his police uniform and in honor of Jack and other officers, the pallbearers will be wearing blue. The family would like to invite anyone attending the funeral services to wear “blue” in honor of all police officers.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave, Vienna with G. K. Pennington, Minister officiating.

Interment will follow at the Copen Cemetery, Braxton County, WV.

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Monday and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Shirley Pearl (Osbourn) Wilson

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Shirley Pearl (Osbourn) Wilson

Age 87, of Glenville, WV passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2017, at Crestview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation, Jane Lew.

She was born in Burnt House, WV, on January 12, 1930, a daughter of the late Shirley Randolph Osbourn and Virginia Rexroad Osbourn.

She was preceded in death by her husband (married October 10, 1952) of 64 years, Arnett Wilson on November 15, 2007.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Delbert Osbourn, sister, Thelma Osbourn, and grandson, Cody Conrad.

She is survived by her daughters, Kyann Kirby and husband Kenneth (Kenny) of Louisville, KY, Pamela (Pam) Bonnett (widow of Jack Bonnett) of Cox’s Mills, WV; Arnetta Conrad and husband Bob of Weston, WV, and Heather Bonnett and husband Daniel (Danny); her son, Don Wilson, and wife Elizabeth (Liz) of Quiet Dell; special nephew, Benny Osbourn and wife Peggy of Tanner, WV; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Shirley was a 1947 graduate of Harrisville High School and graduated from Glenville State College in 1952 with a major in home economics and a minor in art. She was a teacher of home economics and art at Harrisville High School for 5 years (1951-1956) before utilizing her skills and education as a mother and homemaker until 1974. She also volunteered as the Girl Scout Leader for the Glenville Girl Scouts. She then worked as a cook at the Gilmer County Recreation Center, cook and waitress at The Conrad Restaurant and retired as an office clerk from Glenville Utility in 1992.

She enjoyed Bible studies, gardening, singing and dancing with her husband and playing piano. She was a warm and friendly person and a friend to all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.

She has donated her body to West Virginia University in order for students in the medical field to better learn and understand the intricacies of the human body. Instead of a memorial service, her wishes are for everyone who has known and remembers her to have a personal celebration of life and reflect upon the good times, both with her and all of your loved ones.

She would like to have a graveside service, when her remains are returned to her family, so both her and her husband can be incarnated together.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, Md. 20814 or at cff.org.

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