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Dewey Leonard McCauley

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Dewey Leonard McCauley

Age 68, of Sand Run Road, Buckhannon, WV passed away at 4:25 AM on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Hospice Care at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

He was born in Weston, WV on February 10, 1950 a son of the late Brannon Loren McCauley and Mary Jane Claypool McCauley.

This generous storyteller leaves behind one daughter, Angela Ross and her husband David, and their two children, Preston and Madison Ross, all of Alum Bridge; Marissa Taylor, who he raised and loved as his own child, along with her two children, Grayson and Cali Taylor, all of Beckley, WV; two siblings: Ellen Ousley and husband, Robert, and Shirley Jean McCauley, all of Mansfield, OH; his loving companion, Linda Rowan of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Charlie McCauley, Loren B. McCauley, and Carla J. McCauley; and his beloved dachshund, Buddy, who was always by his side.

Dewey was employed as a maintenance worker for the Curly Wanless Service Station and Wrecker Service in Weston, WV for several years, for a shoe factory in Glenville, WV and for a waste management company in OH. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, drawing, gardening, and working with his farm tractor.

Dewey’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 11 AM - 12 Noon on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 12 Noon from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bill Coffindaffer officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Dewey Leonard McCauley.

Phyllis Carol Richards

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Phyllis Carol Richards

Age 70, passed away on June 21, 2018 at Charleston Area Medical Center after a sudden illness.

She was born on December 25, 1947 in Grantsville, WV to the late Willie and Ruth Cogar.

Phyllis loved WV and was proud to call Calhoun County her home for her lifetime.

She was married for 50 years to her loving husband Henry Richards. She was a homemaker for much of her life and thoroughly enjoyed watching her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and great granddaughter grow and enjoy their lives.

Phyllis loved family celebrations, her two cats – Lucky & Tabby, flowers, cooking, crocheting, and car rides in the country with Henry. She also spent 13 years using her sewing skills at RPR industries.

Surviving are her husband William Henry Richards, two daughters Becky (Bill) Edwards and Kelly (Brett) Ubbens, 3 grandchildren Jacob (Emily) Edwards, Lakyn Edwards, and Ansley Ubbens, and 1 great-grandchild Grace Edwards.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her siblings James Cogar, Violet Parsons, AnnaMae Parsons, and Dorothy Jean Burrows.

A funeral service will be held at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 6-8 PM.

Interment will be at Hunt Cemetery.

Denver Nicholas

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Denver Nicholas

Was born November 18, 1928 on Bear Run Road Orma, WV to the late Simon & Emma Nicholas.

He was delivered by his grandmother Eda Jane Cottrell.

He departed this life on June 21, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

His mother taught him to read from the Bible and he learned arithmetic from working timber. He stopped attending school in the 4th grade to help his dad build a home and work on their farm when he was ill. He received his education through the years as his children attended school. He loved singing amazing grace.

He spent 18 years working in the oilfield for Gerald Jones and the Stonestreet Family. He loved working the oil rigs and would tell stories from that time. He made a living doing timber work. He loved farming. He could work a pair of horses like no one else. He was a role model to many children who called him dad or grandpa.

His true passion was his faith in God and was a member of the Ebeneezer Baptist Church and his family who are his true legacy. He is survived by his sons and daughters in law: David & Sharon Nicholas of Orma, WV; Dale & Mary Nicholas of Woodstock, Alabama; and Patrick & Beth Nicholas of Arnoldsburg, WV; his daughters and sons in law: Robin & Luke Mccumbers; Emma & Jerry Howell; Melissa & Tracy West all of Orma, WV and sons in law Howard Carpenter and Bobby Stout.

He is survived by the following grandchildren: Allen & Michele Nicholas, Dean & Jennie Nicholas, Travis & Twila Nicholas, Sean & Christopher Carpenter, Patricia & Robert Wagner, Jordan & Brittany Delaney, Kirstie, Denver & Timothy Nicholas, Lucas & Natasha McCumbers, Carol & Tim Short, and Dalton Nicholas.

He is survived by the following great grandchildren: Justin, Evan & Mason Nicholas; Jarrett & Alex Nicholas; Abby, Anna, Haley & Kaley Nicholas; Ashley Sampson & Brooke Carpenter and their mom Marla King Carpenter; Logan & Savanna Carpenter, Zachary Stout, Victoria & Paige West, Lillian & Zander Mccumbers.

He is survived by step grandson Zach West and step great granddaughter Chevelle West.

He is survived by his sister Ermal Jean & Hoyt Rogers of Ballground, Ga. He has many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings Marie Taylor, Ernest Nicholas, Macel Monroe, Murl Nash, Maxine Wilson and infant sister Delma Nicholas; his first wife Nita June Nicholas and his second wife Missouria Kay Nicholas and daughters Wanda Carpenter and Joyce Stout and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 PM Thursday (06.28) at the Ebenezer Baptist on Nicut, Orma, with burial in family cemetery.

Friends call call Wednesday evening at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home in Spencer from 6-8 PM.

Lorna Kay (Baker) Burwell

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Lorna Kay (Baker) Burwell

Age 74, went home to be with our Lord on June 20, 2018, at the Camden Clark Medical Center, with family by her side.

She was born September 11, 1943 in Beatrice, WV to the late James Archie and Lena Alice (Layfield) Baker.

She was married for 56 years to her loving husband Robert D. Burwell. She was a graduate of Harrisville High School Class of 61. Lorna was a homemaker whose biggest joys were her children, grandchildren and great grand daughter and watching them grow and enjoying their many activities.

Lorna enjoyed singing hymns and worshiping the Lord at Vaught Chapel United Methodist Church.

Lorna is survived by her husband Robert D. Burwell of Walker; two daughters Sandra R. Anderson (Darrell) of Davisville, WV and Kimberly A. Phillips (Michael) of Powell, OH; one son Thomas E. Burwell (Samantha) of Morgantown, WV; one son-in-law Donald E. Brown of Bellville, WV; nine grandchildren, Alishia R. Nolin (Chad) of Parkersburg, Stephen M. Anderson of Ada, OH, Jason R. Phillips of Powell, OH, Laura B. Patterson (Jacob) of Midlothian, VA, Katherine E. Brown of Bellville, WV, Ashley C. Chickerella (Vince) of Streetsboro, OH, Cassandra K. Brown of Bellville, WV; two brothers Edward R. Baker (Patricia) of Washington, WV and Oren W. Baker, of Marietta, OH and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lorna was preceded in death by her daughter Tamara K. Brown who recently passed on February 15, 2018 and three brothers James O. Baker, Boyd R. Baker and Carrell L. Baker.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 23, 2018, 2:00 PM at the Vaught Chapel United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery Harrisville, WV.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 22, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, Parkersburg, WV.

The family would like to thank their Housecalls Hospice Nurse for her wonderful, loving care of Lorna and her family.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in honor of Lorna to Tamara K. Brown Memorial Fund, PACF, P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102 or Housecalls Hospice, 417 Grand Park Drive Suite 204, Parkersburg, WV 26105.

Linda Cheryl McMaster

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Linda Cheryl McMaster

Age 70, of Back Road, Elkins, WV passed away at 6:01 AM on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the comfort of her home with family by her side, under the compassionate care of WV Hospice.

She was born in Elkins, WV on March 29, 1948 a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Beckwith and Beaulah Vesta Smith Beckwith.

Linda was blessed to have her high school friend, caregiver, and long-time companion, Gary Arbogast, by her side during her illness. He loved her beyond words and will miss her beyond measure. Her family is sincerely grateful and appreciative for his loving care and devotion.

She is survived by three children: Michael “Mike” McMaster and wife, Cathy, of Morgantown, WV; Randall “Randy” Louk and wife, Jeanne, of Jacksons Mill, WV; and Shana Lynn Wood and companion Patrick Dempsey of Huntington, WV; five grandchildren who will dearly miss their Nana: Brady and Tyler McMaster, Nathan and Emily Louk, and Jacob Wood; and one sister, Shirley Jean Moody of Pricetown, WV.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death her paternal grandparents: Oliver Levi Douglas Beckwith and Della Blanche Hamrick Beckwith; and her maternal grandparents: George Lewis Smith and Ceiley Josephine Spaur Smith.

Linda graduated from Tygarts Valley High School in Mill Creek, then worked as a receptionist, telephone operator, and daycare worker for Mon General Hospital where she retired with many years of service. She was an avid reader, collector, and scrapbooker, who also enjoyed socializing with her friends. She treasured time with her grandchildren, especially when they were fishing, or playing board games together. She enjoyed listening to music and had a special place in her heart for Conway Twitty tunes.

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 Monday, June 25, 2018.

Funeral Services will follow at 1 PM from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Father John Valentine officiating.

Interment will follow in the Smith Cemetery in Braxton County.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to WV Hospice 6 Hartman Plaza Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Linda Cheryl McMaster.

Gene Gooch

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Gene Gooch

Age 74, of Gassaway, WV, passed away June 19, 2018 from injuries sustained in a farming accident.

He was born January 02, 1944 in Tennessee a son of OC Gooch of Parsons, TN and the late Arlou Oxford Lucas.

Gene was owner of Precision Service Co. and A & L Refrigeration. He was also owner of the Dairy Queen in South Charleston, WV for many years. He was an Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He dearly loved his family and grandkids. He especially enjoyed attending the Fairview United Methodist Church.

In addition to his mother he was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Grace Gooch.

In addition to his father he is also survived by children, Robert Keith Gooch and wife, Dawn of Charleston, WV, Michael Kevin Gooch and wife, Tammy of Savannah, TN and Lisa Roberts and husband, Joe of South Charleston, WV; sister, Paula Severns of Parsons, TN; grandchildren, Hannah, Nathan, Gunnar, Kortney, Chris, Briley, Brook, Daisy, Katelyn and Markus; great grandchild, Xander.

In keeping with Gene’s wishes, he was cremated.

A memorial service will be held Noon Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV with Pastor Bill Carr officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV, which is honored to serve the Gooch family.

Donald Clyde Wedekamm

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Donald Clyde Wedekamm

Age 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.

Born April 25, 1934 in Parkersburg, WV, he grew up in Harrisville, WV before eventually moving to Chester Twp. in 1961.

Donald was a U.S. Army Veteran and a Grand Master of the Free and Accepted Masons, University Heights Lodge #738. He enjoyed roller skating, playing golf, and traveling. Donald taught Biology, Physics, Physical Science, and was a wrestling coach at Mayfield High School for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife Rea Dawn (nee Dawson); son Robert L.; daughter Julie Beth (Paul) Balazs; grandchildren Jaron and Justin Tager; brother, Ed (Shirley); and sister-in-law Claire (Jim) Robinson.

Donald’s parents Forrest and Roxie Wedekamm are deceased.

A Memorial Service was held at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Chesterland Baptist Church, 12670 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp.

A graveside service will be held in The Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12 PM.

Raiguel Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Shannon Dawn Underwood

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Shannon Dawn Underwood

Age 40, of Greenwood, WV departed this life on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at CCMC in Parkersburg, WV.

Shannon was born October 25, 1977 in Harrison County, WV, a daughter of the late Jesse James and Kate Anna (Todd) Underwood.

She loved going to church and she had two church families- Lighthouse Baptist of Vincent, OH and the Brittons Gospel Mission of West Union, WV. She also greatly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, her animals, and grandkids.

She is survived by her children, Katelyn Law (JD) of Pennsboro, WV and Cody Lowther of West Union, WV; grandchildren, Jason Ira Law and Tristan James Law; sisters, Stacy Lowther (Dale) of West Union, WV and Tracy Lanctot (Edward) of Marietta, OH, and nephews, Joshua Lowther (Morgan) of Pennsboro WV and Andrew Lowther (Mersi) of West Union, WV.

A memorial service to honor Shannon’s life will be 1 PM, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Doddridge County Senior Citizens in West Union, WV.

A graveside service will be held at the Todd Family Cemetery, near Greenwood, WV Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1 PM.

McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Eva Loraine Polsley

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Eva Loraine Polsley

Age 81, of Parkersburg, WV passed away June 19, 2018 at Belpre Landings.

She was born on December 06, 1936 in Cairo, WV and was the daughter of the late Charles Leroy and Alta Pearl Thomas Hanlon.

Eva retired from the Wood County Board of Education and had served as a teacher for many years at Worthington Elementary. She was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church for where she had served as pianist and choir director. She more recently was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Eva is survived by her sons Steven Paul Polsley (Barbara), Michael Alan Polsley (Amy), both of Parkersburg, grandchildren, Steven Lee, Joshua Adam, Gregory Allen, Michael Albert, Paul Edward “PJ”, sister Ila Pearl Kerns and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-four years Paul Stroud Polsley in 1990, granddaughter Carrie and sisters Dorothy Lucille Reese, Thelma Irene Dawson and Mary Virginia Ingram.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. Michael Daniels officiating.

Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM on Friday and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Lenna Cleo Carpenter

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Lenna Cleo Carpenter

Age 79, of Looneyville, WV passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at home.

He was born June 24, 1938 in Calhoun County, WV, a son of the late Commodore and Eulah Eugene Tanner Carpenter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Michael Carpenter; and a sister, Evelyn Husk.

Survivors include his companion, of 38 years, Lora O’Dell of Looneyville; two half-brothers, Timmy Carpenter and Danny Carpenter both of Calhoun County; special friends, Leonard Eugene and Opal Lea O’Dell.

Lenna was a retired farmer.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 23 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. David C. Young officiating.

Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover.

The family will receive friends from Noon – 1:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Larry Rex Johnson

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Larry Rex Johnson

Age 70, of Grantsville, WV and Cedar Grove Assisted Care Living in Parkersburg, WV, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV.

He was born in Grantsville, WV on September 02, 1947, a son of Violet Pearle Cross Johnson and the late Emmett Willard Johnson.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by brother, George E. Johnson and infant brother, John Roy Johnson.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by brother, James A. Johnson (Martha) of Grantsville, WV; sister-in-law, Robyn Johnson of Grantsville, and several nieces and a nephew.

Rex was a graduate of Calhoun County High School with the Class of 1966 and was the owner of E & R Tire in Grantsville.

A funeral service will be held at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ron Chesser officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from Noon until the time of service.

Interment will be in Mt. Zion UMC Cemetery.

William “Bill” E. Sumpter

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William “Bill” E. Sumpter

Entered God’s Kingdom on June0 4, at the age of 89.

He was born in Charleston, WV, lived in Gassaway, WV and moved to Florida to seek a better life for himself and his family.

He did in fact do this. He became an employee of Bendix Corp. and a valued member of life support in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs in the 1960s. He worked closely with the astronauts of that era. After the end of the manned moon launches he became an employee of Seaworld.

He was a valuable member of the saftey team, drawing on his skills and experiences from the “Cape” (Space Program). After 23 years at Seaworld he retired to help in the childcare of his two grandchildren.

He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his wife Betty, sons Eddie & Shawn and his grandchildren Shayla and Shayne.

God bless you Dad.

Harry S. Keener

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Harry S. Keener

Age 72 years of age, and a resident of South Amherst, passed away Sunday, May0 6, 2018 at his home after a long illness.

He was born August 01, 1945 in Braxton County, West Virginia.

He retired from Oberlin College Maintenance/Painting Department with over thirty years of dedicated service. Harry was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #1440 and the Masonic Lodge #301. His greatest joy was being with his family. His hobbies included gardening, antiquing and NASCAR.

Survivors include his daughters Shawna Keener and Stephanie Hicks; grandsons Nathan Hicks, Nicholas Hicks; his great grandchildren Caiden, Calye, Christian and Sadie Hicks; sisters Rose Gunter and Anita Allen; and his former wife Carolyn Sue Lewis, to whom he was married for many years.

Harry was cherished and loved by his aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins and a host of friends and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents William G. and Juanita Stewart; and his brother William M. Keener.

Friends called on Tuesday, May 08, 2018, from 7-9 PM at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst.

Graveside services will be held privately by the family at Bealls Mill Cemetery, Gassaway, West Virginia.

Deborah Ann Bollinger Johnson

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Deborah Ann Bollinger Johnson

Age 63, of Fountain, NC passed away suddenly, Thursday, June 14, 2018 in North Carolina.

She was born May 25, 1955 in Gassaway, WV the daughter of the late Charles Melvin & Myrtle Bollinger Johnson.

She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Charles Melvin Johnson; grandson, Caleb Sean Carr; half brother, Tom Johnson; sisters, Zelda Parsons, Betty Cook, Ollalee Conner, Mary Ruth Hacker, Onalee Jean Jennings, Katherine Louise Clos.

Deborah was a Receptionist for eye Dr. Bill Tomasik for over 15 years. She was very involved in genealogy and WV history and deeply loved her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Doug Grounds (Diana); daughter, Amanda “Amy” Carr (Brian Baker); half brothers, John Johnson and Larry Johnson; grandchildren, Cody Grounds, Clayton Grounds, Cheyenne Carr, Montana Carr, Alexandra Carr; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Grounds and AnnaBella Grounds; several step grandchildren.

Memorial gathering in her honor will be held for family and friends 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

In lieu of flowers family suggest donation be made in her honor to: Braxton County Animal Shelter, 10 Animal Shelter Ln. Sutton, WV 26601.

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

Edabelle Conrad Rogers

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Edabelle Conrad Rogers

Age 96 of Lynchburg, VA, (formerly of Weston, WV) passed away peacefully at 6:38 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2018, in the Runk and Pratt Nursing Home in Lynchburg, VA, after a long courageous battle with old age.

She was born in Gilmer County, WV, on June 07, 1922, the daughter of the late Alfred Wilmoth and Sylvia Conrad. She married Robert C. Rogers, who also preceded her in death.

Edabelle leaves behind a legacy of an honest and generous nature for her two children: Nyla White Ebbert of Jane Lew, WV and Kenneth White, Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Forest, VA; six grandchildren: Paul Ebbert, III and wife, Lisa, Christopher Ebbert, Amy Ebbert Hardesty and husband, Dan, Heidi Ebbert, Traci White Schmincke and husband, Gary, and Melissa White Kichler and husband, Mike; ten great grandchildren; and one brother, Leonard Conrad.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six siblings: Harold, Gerald, Rhule, Stacy, Dolly, and Sue; and one infant grandchild, Joseph M. Ebbert.

Edabelle worked as a clerk for Cain’s Drug Store in Weston, WV, for over 25 years.

She was generous with her time, and delighted in sharing her gift of gab, and her love of cooking with her family and friends. She made an incredible assortment of pies, and her spaghetti sauce was often requested. Her “twice-baked” chicken tasted much like KFC, but she always denied it (even when the bucket was found in the trash compactor).

She was always dressed beautifully, hair coifed, and jewelry in place. In her later years, she donned stunning white hair - the envy of many an older lady - but may have been just as well known for her always-present cup of coffee and lit cigarette. She was a Christian woman, and attended Broad Street EUB church when her children were young, and later attended St. Matthew’s Methodist Church. She had a great love of gospel music, and her grandchildren often woke to the “Jesus channel” blaring loudly through the kitchen when they stayed overnight. Her hobbies also included spending time with friends and loved ones, finding a great sale, and when she was younger, ceramics.

Friends and family will gather for a Graveside Service at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in Jane Lew at 1 PM Thursday, June 21, 2018 with Pastor Tim Conrad, Edabelle’s nephew, officiating.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Edabelle Conrad Rogers.

Bryan Gale Mack

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Bryan Gale Mack

Was born May 29, 1969.

He was the beloved son of Larry and Cora Mack of Gassaway, WV.

He has a sister who loved him very much, Heather Mack-Bosely and boyfriend, Billy Heater of Exchange, WV. He was an amazing uncle to nieces, Shelby Schwab and Kirsten Rogers; nephews, Jackson Schwab and Samuel Bosely. Bryan had an adopted family he loved and cared for, Jessica, B.J. and Kolten Cook, Sherri Jack, Trey Jack, Tim Butcher, Shane, Karma, Brooke and Granny Rogers. Grand babies by heart, Hayden, Quynn and Korbyn.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Nolan and Emma Lucille Case Mayes of Duck, WV and paternal grandparents, Chester and Romaine Mack of Newton Falls, OH.

He is also survived by many loved aunts, uncles and cousins, Aunt Wilma Gunter especially.

Bryan was a lifelong resident of Gassaway, WV and also of Joe’s Fork, Frametown, WV. Bryan battled a long fight with ALS. He passed June 18, 2018 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

Bryan was a very kindhearted “ole soul”. He was a cook, farmer and gardener. He was a member of the Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church, Duck, WV. His love for chickens was amazing. He enjoyed chickens, flowers, movies and his family.

Private graveside service for Bryan will be at the Case Cemetery, Duck, WV with Pastor David Gunter officiating.

Family will gather afterwards for dinner at the Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church hall.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Case Cemetery Fund, c/o Premier Bank, P.O. Box 40, Gassaway, WV 26624.

Bryan will be greatly missed.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Mack Family.

Genevieve May Owens

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Genevieve May Owens

Age 89, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH.

Genevieve was born October 19, 1928 in Bristol, WV, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Laura Belle (Patton) Carder.

For many years, Gevevieve worked as a cook at Pine View Continuous Care of Harrisville, WV and she was a member of the former Fresh Start Ministries of West Union, WV. She greatly enjoyed quilting, sewing, drawing, baking, and cooking. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Laura “Katie” Richards of Pennsboro, WV and Harry Owens of Harrisville, WV, along with her 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Grant Owens in 1983; children, Patty Morrison; James David Owens; Joyce Shepler; Randy Owens; sisters, Ella Pierce and Mary Doll, and brothers, Elmer, Jimmy, and Robert Carder.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV.

Following the cremation, Gevevieve will be buried in the Duckworth Cemetery near Greenwood, WV at the convenience of the family.

Evelyn Rose Northcraft

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Evelyn Rose Northcraft

Age 75, of Ellenboro, WV went home to be with her Lord and Savior, June 16, 2018 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

Evelyn was born June 14, 1943 in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Guy E. and Eva B. Scott Mahaney.

She graduated from Pennsboro High School in 1963. While in school she worked as a waitress at the former Three Point Restaurant in Ellenboro. She worked at various garment factories and Pine View Continuous Care. Evelyn was also a beautician. She made lasting friendships everywhere she worked. She was known for her wittiness, humor and enjoyed making people laugh and loved country music.

She is survived by two sons, Joe B. Northcraft and Steven G. Northcraft of Ellenboro; brothers, Jesse Mahaney and Adron (Linda) Mahaney of Ellenboro, Floyd (Sandy) Mahaney of Harrisville, WV; Charles W. Mahaney (Kathy) of Fortson, GA; a sister, Wilma Wilson of Harrisville; grandson, Cory Bennett; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Dean Northcraft; brothers, Glen, Lewis and James and a sister, Louise.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Bud Corbin officiating.

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

Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea.

Joseph Waid Jarrell

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Joseph Waid Jarrell

Age 85, of Harrisville, WV passed away June 17, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV.

He was born September 15, 1932 at Petroleum, WV, the son of the late Richard and Ruth E. Woofter Carder.

Joe was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from Carnegie Natural Gas Tollgate Division, he loved working as a handyman, small engine repairs, and he was a collector of antique hit and miss engines. He was a former Ritchie County Board of Education Member and Town of Harrisville, Council Member. He was a 50 year member of Cairo Masonic Lodge #114. He was a member of Cairo Chapter #39 Order of Eastern Star. A lifetime member of the Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association Inc of Portland, IN, member of Pioneer Antique Power Association, Belpre, OH member, and Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 VFW. He was a member of Cairo United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Ellen (Hogue) Jarrell; children, Steve Jarrell (Robin) of Harrisville, Joyce Jarrell-Hicks (Mike) of Elizabeth, and Philip Jarrell of Harrisville; sisters, Fay Williams of Belmont, and Janet Cunningham of Newark, OH; brother, Carl Ray Carder of Cairo; grandchildren, Joseph Wright of Morgantown, WV; Christie Jarrell-Haddox (Danny) of Harrisville, and Andrea Rexroad (Frank) of Heaters, WV; Great grandchildren, Emily Loftis, Charlee Haddox and Briar Rexroad.

Joe was preceded in death by brothers, Robert “Bob” Carder, Randall Carder and Curtis Dale Carder and sisters, Marie Flanagan and Glenda Reed.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Carlos Nutter officiating and a Masonic Service.

Burial will follow in the Cairo Masonic Cemetery with Military Rites by Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 and the Army Honor Guard and Cairo Masonic Lodge #114. Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Cairo Masonic Memorial Park, c/o Tim Robinson, 258 Shields Hill Rd., Cairo, WV 26337.

Iva Marie Sinnett

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Iva Marie Sinnett

Age 81, of Harrisville, WV passed away June 17, 2018 at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born March 24, 1937 in Lincoln District of Tyler, County, WV the daughter of the late Irvin Edward and Leona May Steed Richmond.

She loved making quilts and sewing things. She worked 32 years at Pine View Continuous Care.

Iva is survived by one brother, Samuel A. Richmond (Pat) of Smithville, WV; one sister, Carolyn J. Cottrill (Gary) of Pennsboro, WV and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Burl F. Sinnett; three brothers, Paul, Harold and Joe Richmond; and two sisters, Patricia McGuire and Julie Ramsey.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, June 22, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Hardbarger officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

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

Vicki A. Wood

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Vicki A. Wood

Age 60, of Arnoldsburg, WV passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at home.

She was born January 17, 1958 at Leesburg, Va., the daughter of the late Willard Bert and Virginia Christine Sandridge Upright.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Wood in 2014; and a brother, John Upright.

Survivors include four daughters, Emily Wood of Ripley, Christy Wood of Grant Town, WV; Heather Parkin of Spencer, WV; and Stephanie Wood of Weston; eight grandchildren, Alonna Wood, Ryan McCormick, Taylor McCormick, Abigail Wood, Olivia Parkin, Mollie Parkin, Natalie Parkin and Quintin Parkin; brother, David Upright of Westfield, Ind.; sister, Linda Sue Snedden of Tucson, Ariz.

A service of remembrance will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday, June 19 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

The family will receive friends from 5-6 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Francis Kyle Putnam

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Francis Kyle Putnam

Age 48, of Gassaway, WV passed away June 13, 2018 at home.

He was born July 24, 1969 to the late Fletcher Gaston “Buck” Putnam and Juanita McPherson Putnam.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Tonia Marks.

Francis was a truck driver, a mechanic and formerly worked for Slurry Pavers. He also liked camping and fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene McCartney Putnam; stepson, David Adkins; stepdaughters, Jennifer McCord, Wendy Jamison, and Samantha Stewart; sisters, Loretta Stansberry of Pell City, Alabama, Lucy Nations of Sand Fork and Falayda Casteneda of Gassaway, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by seven step grandchildren and one step great grandchild.

Service will be 1 PM Friday, June 22, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Hart officiating.

Interment will be in the Putnam Cemetery, Wilsie, WV.

Friends may call two hours prior to service.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home which is honored to serve the Putnam family.

Dale W. Whitehair

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Dale W. Whitehair

Age 82, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at his residence.

Dale was born March 24, 1936 in Pennsboro, WV, a son of the late George and Nina (Jewell) Whitehair.

He worked for many years for the city of Pennsboro where he earned the nickname, “Ditch Digger” and finished his working career working for Asplundh Tree Service. He greatly enjoyed farming and working in his garden and he also enjoyed working on tractors and lawn mowers.

He is survived by his loving companion of 47 years, Rosa Jewell; children, Sandra (Rick) Flanagan of Davisville, WV; Clay Whitehair of Pennsboro, WV; Janet (Jeff) Davis of West Union,WV; Denver Whitehair of St. Marys, WV; Alvin Whitehair of Harrisville, WV; Mark Whitehair of Harrisville, WV; Tammy (Bryan) Poole of Mineral Wells, WV; Tina Burchard of Parkersburg, WV; Glendale (Linda) Whitehair of Harrisville, WV; Delbert Whitehair of Pennsboro, WV, and Dale Whitehair, Jr. of Pennsboro, WV; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; his twin brother and best friend, Gale Whitehair of Parkersburg, WV and sister, Ginger Atkinson of Parkersburg, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Sonny and Ralph Whitehair; sisters, Frances Dodd and Jessie Nash, and daughter in law, Ruth Whitehair.

Visitation will be from 3 PM - 7 PM on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV.

Susie Lou “Granny” Dotson

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Susie Lou “Granny” Dotson

Age 74 of Orient, Ohio, departed this life on Monday, June 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 17, 1944 in Braxton County, WV, Susie is the daughter of the late Hubert L. and Laura Riffle.

Sue was a homemaker who loved to care for her family. In her spare time, Sue enjoyed watching cooking shows on TV, spending time with family and friends, working puzzle books, making crafts, going to yard sales, relaxing on the front porch of her house, and spoiling her grandchildren whenever possible.

Surviving are 5 children, Lewis K. Dotson (Leann) of Grove City, OH; Kade and Rondal Youmans both of Pennsicola, FL; Denice Ledbetter of Orient, OH; and Melinda Clegg of Vienna, WV; 3 siblings, Jean Leggett, Mary Kelly (Gene), and Richard Freeman (Sue) all of Burnsville, WV;  7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, Sue is preceded in death by her former husband, Max Dotson.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 1:00 PM; Saturday June 16, 2018 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Heater Cemetery near Orlando, WV.

Friends will be received from 11 AM - 1 PM Saturday at the mortuary in Glenville.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to assist the family of Susie Lou Dotson with arrangements.

Bennie Crislip

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Bennie Crislip

Age 89 of Frametown, WV passed away June 10, 2018 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was a blacksmith, a construction worker, and a member of the Dessie Baptist Church.

Bennie is survived by his wife Edna F. Crislip; 2 step-sons, Ray Rollyson and Tommy Rollyson, both of Frametown; Step-daughter, Violet James of Frametown; Brother Johnny Crislip of Rosedale, WV; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Burial will be in the Crislip Family Cemetery at his residence.

Arrangements by Richard M. Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Crislip Family.

William Paul Goodnight

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William Paul Goodnight

Age 80, of Pennsboro, WV passed away June 13, 2018 at his residence.

He was born in Ritchie County, WV, March 07, 1938 the son of the late Fred G. and Pauline Laura Six Goodnight.

He had been a supervisor and worked for Mid Atlantic Glass for 32 years. He loved farming and volunteering with the Ellenboro Fire Dept.

Bill is survived by two daughters, Pauletta Lafferre (John) of Harrisville, WV and Susan Smith of Pennsboro; two sons, Tom Goodnight (Julie) of Harrisville and Tim Goodnight (Linda) of Pennsboro; brother, Roger Goodnight (Barbara) of Birch River, WV; sister, Debbie Curry (Dave) of Harrisville; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenna Ione Veon Goodnight; second wife, Mary Virginia Jett Goodnight; and sister, Louise Goodnight.

Bill was cremated and there will be a memorial service at 1 PM, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at The Cairo Baptist Church.

Raiguel Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

William Glenn White

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William Glenn White

Age 91, Dry Fork Road, Weston, WV passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Lewis County, WV on December 11, 1926: son of the late James Goff White and Mabel Freda Woofter White.

He was married 1st to Lillian Alice (Martin) White then to JoAnn Boyce Friend White both of whom are deceased.

Mr. White is also survived by two sons: Larry Friend & Debbie of Weston and William Friend of Buckhannon, three daughters: Alicia Ann Flesher & John of Horner, Sheri Lynne Ellis & Kenneth of Jane Lew, WV; Linda Thompson & Victor of Elkins, and Melissa Gregory who he thought of as his 4th daughter, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, one brother: John Lynn White of Newcastle, WA, three sisters: Annabelle Clark of Midlothian, VA, B. Jean Stalnaker of Clarksburg, WV and Martha Jane Kerns of Jane Lew and many nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his parents, wives and three brothers: James S. White, Joseph E. White and Burl L. White, one sister: Wilma Lea Leach and one great grandchild: Joshua T. McClure.

Mr. White was a member of the Freemansburg United Methodist Church and the Gideons International. His main occupation was being a building contractor for many years in the Lewis-Upshur area. His family was his life.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM with funeral services following. Reverend Clara Peggs will be officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of William Glenn White.

Beryl D. McCord

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Beryl D. McCord

Age 73 of Akron, OH passed away May 29, 2017 at Summa Health Care, Akron, OH.

He was born 1943 in Burnsville, WV to the late Dorsey B. and V. Gay Wine McCord.

Beryl graduated from Burnsville High School, attended West Virginia University, was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for The Morgan Adhesive Company, Stow, OH.

Cremation has taken place and a graveside memorial service will be held Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:00 AM at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Burnsville, WV, Reverend Martin Wine officiating.

For more information contact Bob Mitchell 304.452.8680 or Patrick Wine 330.877.6315.

Gary Lee Ruble

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Gary Lee Ruble

Age 60, of Edgewood Drive, Weston, WV passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at home following a brief illness.

He was born in Weston, WV on June 26, 1957: son of the late Walter Ray Ruble and Patricia Ann (Harris) Ruble who survives.

On October 27, 2014, he married Tarla Lee (McCall) Ruble, who survives.

Mr. Ruble is also survived by one son: Ryan Lee Ruble of Weston and one sister.

In addition to his dad, Gary was preceded in death by one brother.

Mr. Ruble true enjoyment was riding motorcycles. He loved to camp, fish and be with his family. Gary worked for C & J Energy for many years in the oil field.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM with funeral services following.

Pastor Wease Day will be officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Machpelah Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Gary Lee Ruble.

Doyle Duane Smith

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Doyle Duane Smith

Age 87, of Washington, WV passed away June 12, 2018, in The Willows Center, Parkersburg with his family by his side.

He was born May 06, 1931, in West Union, WV, a son of the late Otha E. and Ruth E. (Squires) Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Jean Smith; son Michael D. Smith; daughter Debbie Goodwin and two sisters, Sally Underwood, Patti Gaines.

Doyle graduated from Doddridge High School and was the Produce Manager for Kroger with several years of service. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Randy Smith (Carolyn) of Parkersburg, WV, Christi Merrill (Dan) of Slate, WV, Rodney Starcher (Denise) of Washington, WV, David Starcher (Debbie) of Spencer, WV, Jeanne Hughes (Frank) of Slate, WV, Jeannette Ketterman (Bruce) of Washington, WV, Diana Kersey (Charlie) of Walton, WV; daughter in law Connie Smith of Washington, WV; grandchildren, Wyatt Smith, John Murray, Josh Murray, Terra Barry, Justin Ketterman, Greg Starcher, Jeremy Starcher, Jason Starcher, Michelle Maze, Jessie Smith, Heather Smith, Tim Thomas, Aimee Cross, Melinda Knight and several great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 AM, Friday, June 15, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Martin officiating.

Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4 PM until 7 PM Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the funeral home.

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is honored to serve the Smith family.

Clarice Evelyn Roberts

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Clarice Evelyn Roberts

Age 91, of Belpre, OH passed away June 12, 2018 at Belpre Landing Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born on August 03, 1926 in Glenville, WV a daughter of the late Ulysses and Estie (Pagg) Sandy.

Clarice is survived by four children Glen Roberts (Kenda) of Belpre, Floyd Roberts of Belpre, Don Roberts (Chang) of Cabot, AR, and Lou Ann Morland (John) of Greenville, OH; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a sister Rosabelle Leasure of Marietta, OH.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jewett G. Roberts and sister Hazel Hall.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:00 AM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Rev. Jim Condrey officiating.

Burial will follow at Veto Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday 6 to 8 PM.

Ida May McCutchan

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Ida May McCutchan

Age 80 of Deep Valley Community departed this life on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. 

She was born on Long Run, Greenwood Community on February 25, 1938 a daughter of the late Orval Lester and Mollie Thelma Jenkins Stevens. 

On July 11, 1953 she married Ralph Paul McCutchan who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Peggy Burgess and husband John, Oxford community, Ellen Sheets and husband Randall, Greenwood community, Tami Devericks and husband Jody, Pennsboro, one son Ralph Paul “Butch” McCutchan II and wife Sheila, West Union, grandchildren, Eric Burgess and wife Melissa, Selina Sanford and husband Bryan, Randy Sheets and wife Jessica, Josh Sheets and wife Alicia, Morgan McCutchan and wife Noel, Nicole McCutchan, honorary granddaughter, Haley Sheets, great grandchildren, D.J. Burgess and wife M.K., Abby Burgess, Alissa Dotson and husband Cole, Aaron Davis, Courtney Sanford, Makalya Sheets, Jameson Sheets, Genavieve Sheets, Ivan Sheets, Eowyn McCutchan, Rhys McCutchan, one sister, Juanita Collins and husband Robert, Pullman, two sisters-in-law, Pat Stevens, Harmony, Arlene Stevens, AR. 

Ida May was preceded in death by one great grandson, Christopher Burgess, four brothers, Clay Hammond, Cecil “Sonny” Stevens, Leonard Stevens and Donald Stevens, one sister, Betty White and a very special friend, Virginia Gaskins Zirkle.

Ida May had been a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and had babysat many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She was very involved in Band Boosters and Majorette’s for over 20 years. 

She enjoyed reading, doing crafts and working puzzles. 

Ida May was a member of the Arnold’s Creek Christian Church.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front Street, West Union on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11 AM with Pastor Lemoyne Horner presiding. 

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2-8 PM and after 9 AM until time of service on Saturday. 

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the McCutchan family.

Roland “Sam” Miller

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Roland “Sam” Miller

Age 82, of Little Hocking, OH passed away June 12, 2018 at Heartland Of Marietta.

He was born on October 05, 1935 in Glenville, WV and was the son of the late William and Inez (Powell) Miller.

He was a sheet metal worker and a member of Local 33.

Roland is survived by two daughters Kathi Lowe (David) and LuAnna Bibbee; son Roland Lee Miller, Jr.; eight grandchildren Kate, Lisa, Melissa, Amanda, Phillip, Kelsea, Melanie, and Haley; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife Marilyn (Mayo) Miller, he was preceded in death by three brothers William “Blain”, KV, and Bobby; three infant children; an infant grandchild; and two infant great grandchlidren.

Graveside services will be Thursday, June 14, 2018, 2:00 PM at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV, with Rev. Ted Williams officiating.

William Allen Poling, Sr.

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William Allen Poling, Sr.

Age 70, of Buckhannon, WV, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home.

He was born January 04, 1948, in Frostburg, MD, a son of the late Jacob and Verla Stidd Poling.

On May 26, 1969, he married Norma Sharp who survives. Also surviving are two sons, William Allen Poling, Jr., and wife Kelly of Buckhannon and Timothy Poling of Mt. Airy, NC; three daughters, Cathy Beckner and husband William of Mt. Airy, Cheryl Poling of Buckhannon and Sarah Summers and husband Halston of Mt. Airy; eleven grandchildren and two sisters, Louwana Perry of Burnsville, WV and Sharon Arnett and husband John of Mt. Airy.

A memorial gathering will be held 11 AM until 12 Noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held 12 Noon Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Danny Ray Smith

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Danny Ray Smith

Age 64, of Weston, WV passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 at WV Veterans Nursing Facility following an extended illness.

He was born in Lewis County, WV on January 14, 1954: son of the late Willie Ersel Smith and Retha Emma (Reeder) Smith.

Mr. Smith is also survived by one daughter: Chera Smith of Weston, one grandchild: Chaeli Gum, three brothers Donald Smith of Weston, Glen Smith of Buckhannon, WV and Larry Smith of Weston, three sisters: Patricia Garrison of Weston, Brenda Rittenhouse of Weston and Carol Cayton of Clarksburg, WV and a special friend Judy Dennis. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by one brother.

Mr. Smith was in both the Army and Navy were he proudly served and a Glassworker were he skillfully mastered various trades within. Danny was a Christian by Faith. He loved to fish, spend time with the family as well as his nursing home family. He totally enjoyed the outings the nursing home provided.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Funeral service will be held the same day at 1:00 PM from the H-P F.H. chapel with Dan Hoover officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Danny Ray Smith.

John Norman Fetty Sr.

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John Norman Fetty Sr.

Age 81, of Buckhannon, WV, passed away peacefully at 7:05 AM Sunday, June 10, 2018, under the compassionate care of Holbrook Nursing Home.

John was born May 19, 1937, in Weston, West Virginia, a son of the late Isaac N. and Anna Belle (Linton) Fetty.

On July 16, 1961, he married the love of his life, Margaret Agatha Bull, who will greatly miss him.

He is also survived by one daughter, Annette Santilli and husband Sam of Philippi, WV; one son, John Fetty Jr. and wife Karen of Flemington, WV; four grandchildren whom he loved dearly, John “JT” Fetty III and Tyler Fetty, both of Flemington, Isaac Fetty of Buckhannon and Stephanie Santilli of Philippi; two younger brothers, Jeff Fetty and wife Norma of Lost Creek and Joe Fetty and wife Emilee, of Vienna, WV; one sister-in-law, Patty Adams of Buckhannon; one brother-in-law, Jim Bull and wife Janie of Brandon, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, one son, Jim Fetty, preceded him in death on October 04, 2007.

Mr. Fetty was a 1955 graduate of Unidis High School, where he was active in Future Farmers of America and received the State and American Farmer Degrees. Next, he attended Glenville State College and then enlisted in the West Virginia Army National Guard on April 23, 1960, at the age of 22. After more than 29 years of service, he retired as SFC. During his years with the National Guard, he was a combat engineer, recruiter, and was a storage-handling supervisor for the USPFO.

He was active in 4-H, and was a 4-H Pin Wearer and All-Star. He attended National 4-H Club Congress, and served as a project leader when his children were in 4-H. He also taught small engines class at Upshur County 4-H Camp.

In 1978, the Fettys established Fetty’s Repair Service for lawn and garden equipment repair, which later grew to sales. He was a Briggs & Stratton Master Technician. At one time or another, every member of the family helped with the family business. Son, Jim, worked full-time alongside his dad, and now son John is carrying on the business. He continued to work at Fetty’s Repair Service until January 2018. He set a high standard of hard work and dedication that made his business an example for his family to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Fetty Family 4-H Camp Scholarship Fund through the Upshur County 4-H Foundation (91 W. Main St. B, Buckhannon, WV 26201), the American Heart Association (1.800.AHA.USA1), the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (1.877.272.6226 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266), or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life (1.800.227.2345).

Mr. Fetty will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.

Friends and family will gather at Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral & Cremation at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon from 3-8 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 88 South Kanawha Street in Buckhannon, WV, with Pastor Wease Day officiating.

Interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park with full military grave rites accorded by U.S. Army and Upshur County Honor Guard.

Thomas “Tommy” Adams

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Thomas “Tommy” Adams

Age 59 of Gassaway, WV passed away June 09, 2018 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long but good fight against cancer.

He was born January 12, 1959, in Gassaway, WV.

He was a truck driver for most of his life, enjoyed playing music, and was a loving husband and father. He was a Methodist and a member of Christ Church United Methodist in Sutton, WV.

Tommy is survived by wife, Lisa Adams; son, Seth Adams; daughters, Britni Bender and her husband Henry, Amber Adams, and Kassie Adams; brothers, Steven Adams of GA, and Bernard Adams of OH; sister, Barbara Riffle of Gassaway. He leaves behind a special friend, Sophia, whom he thought of as a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Dora (Stalnaker) Adams and sister Elaine Adams.

In keeping with Tommy’s wishes, he was cremated.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 PM Saturday, June 16th at the Christ Church United Methodist in Sutton with Pastor Doug Smailes officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be two hours prior to the celebration of life.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Adams Family.

John Wesley McDonald

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John Wesley McDonald

Age 96, of Harrisville, WV passed away June 10, 2018 at Meadowview manor, Bridgeport, WV.

He was born August 30, 1921 at Devil Hole, Ritchie County, WV, the son of the late Isaac Newton and Della May Henthorne McDonald.

He was a US Army Infantryman serving and wounded in Italy during WW II. He was awarded Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medals, American Theater European African Middle Eastern Service and WW II Victory Ribbons. He was a member of Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 VFW and Bethany United Methodist Church. He had worked for Goodyear Tire in Akron, OH. He loved horses, farming, babies and hunting as he killed his last deer in his 90’s.

He is survived by his children, John McDonald, Jr. (Terri) of Oak Hill, WV, Linda Snider (Don) of Harrisville, Barbara McDonald of Parkersburg, WV and Dustin McDonald of WV; fifteen grandchildren, John Wesley McDonald III, Robert Paul McDonald, Rocky John McDonald, Julia Marie McDonald, Kristi Lynn Harvey, Donald Mark Snider, Brian Todd Snider, Caleb McDonald, Madison McDonald and Samantha McDonald and five others; step-grandchild, John Snider; eight-great grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by first wife, Neva Marie McDonald and second wife, Susie Virginia McDonald; granddaughter, Susanna Lee McDonald; brothers, Asel, Hosea, Dennis, Isaac Jr., Marshall and Glendon McDonald; and sister Ernestine Gilkey.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Tim Davis officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville, IOOF Cemetery with military rites by Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 VFW and the Army Honor Guard.

Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday from 11 AM - 1 PM.

Raymond Clyde Golden

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Raymond Clyde Golden

Age 88, of Klines Run Road, Alum Bridge, WV passed away on Friday, June 08, 2018 at Glenville Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Beech Bottom, WV on September 25, 1929: son of the late Scott Samuel Golden and Nellie Gray (Ables) Golden.

On November 16, 1960, he married Marjorie Elizabeth (Exline) Golden, who survives.

Mr. Golden is also survived by one son: Ron Golden and wife Pat of Camden Flats, Glenville, WV; one daughter: Diane Montgomery and husband Frank of Linn, WV; five grandchildren: Nikita Propst, James Montgomery, Chris Montgomery, Cody Golden, Jessica Barnett, one great grandchild: Sylvie Montgomery, two brothers Bill Golden, and Bernard Golden. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by one grandchild, one great grandchild, four brothers and one sister.

Mr. Golden was retired military and a retired mail carrier. He was a member of the Camden Flatts Baptist Church. Raymond loved to play cards, bowl, shoot pool, fish and woodworking. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam Conflict.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 3-7 PM.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM from the Camden Flats Baptist Church with Pastor Dwight Goff officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Rock Grove Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force and the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Raymond Clyde Golden.

Opal Smith

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Opal Smith

Age 99 of Gassaway, WV, went home to be with our Lord on June 08, 2018.

Opal was born April 26, 1919, the daughter of the late Letcher S. and Anna (Carol) Stonestreet.

Early in her life she was employed by different businesses in Gassaway such as Dot Discount, Dixie 5 & 10, and the Community Supermarket. Opal was very active supporting her husband Glen (Jake) Smith in various church Ministries and she was a dedicated mother and grandmother to all her family.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband Glen (Jake) Smith and son, Capt. Billy Jake Smith. She is survived by four sons, Frank Smith and wife Sigrid of Stow, OH, Roger Smith and wife Karen, Carl Smith and wife Dottie, Michael Smith and wife Beverly, all of Gassaway, 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 AM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Stump officiating.

Interment will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call from 6-9 PM Monday, June 11th at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Smith Family.

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