Kathryn “Kathy” Lynette Friend Fridley

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Kathryn “Kathy” Lynette Friend Fridley

Age 63, of Sycamore Lick Road, Jane Lew, WV passed away at 9:30 PM on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the comfort of her home with family by her side.

She was born in Hampton, VA on December 31, 1954 a daughter of the late Douglas Friend and Barbara June Swisher McCarty.

On December 31, 1991 she married Robert “Rob” Lee Fridley II and they celebrated 15 years of marriage before his passing on July 31, 2007.

Her kind, compassionate nature will be carried on by her two children: Erin Waugh Daugherty and husband, Tim, of Jane Lew, and Jacob Fridley of Philippi; two stepchildren: Sarah Fridley of Philippi, WV; and Robin Stewart and husband, Randy, of Philippi; four grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; five siblings: Melody Friend Baringer and husband, Barry, of Beckley, Elaine Kay McCarty and husband, Steven, of Cumberland, MD, Jay Hall McCarty and wife, Linda, of Jane Lew, John Paul McCarty of Jane Lew, and Melissa McCarty Mann of Jane Lew; mother-in-law, Mary Lee Fridley of Philippi, WV; numerous nieces and nephews; and her grand dog, Daisy who was always by her side.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one stepson, Toby Fridley.

Kathy was employed as a receptionist for H&R Block, a Food Service Assistant for WVU Jackson’s Mill, then a Fieldman for C&G Gas Co. She used her creative, crafty talents to build birdhouses and design wreaths, and often setup at craft shows to share her designs with the public. She sang in the Free Spirit Gospel Group and was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church in Jane Lew. Family and friends were her greatest treasure and she enjoyed spending time with them, laughing and making memories.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road, in Jane Lew from 4-7 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bill Coffindaffer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Nutter Cemetery in Barbour County.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Kathryn Lynette Friend Fridley.

Sandra “Sandy” G. Dotson

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Sandra “Sandy” G. Dotson

Age 65 of Pike Fork, Salem, WV departed this life on February 16, 2018 in United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.

She was born on May 04, 1952 in Clarksburg, WV a daughter of the late Roy “Putt” and Edna May Hutson Seese.

On September 26, 1970 she married Rendal J. Dotson who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Rock and her husband Daniel, West Union, WV; Cora Short and her husband Dana, Center Point, WV; one grandson, Ben Rock, two granddaughters, Emily Rock and Nancy Short, and step grandson Jacob Short, two sisters, Cora “Jeannie” Jones, Ripley, Rainey Hayes and her husband Dalin, Salem, one brother, William “Bill” Seese and his wife Marilyn, Beckley.

Mrs. Dotson retired from State Farm Insurance after 25 years. She was a 4-H Leader for over 25 years and also had served with the Doddridge County 4-H Leaders Association. She was active in Center Point Grade School serving as president of the PTA for several years and a secretary for the Farm Bureau for several years as well. Sandy was a member of the Pleasants Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She took pride in her home and her work as a housewife. She loved reading and was a wonderful wife , mother and grandmother. Her favorite place in the world was Maui, Hawaii.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Harbert Funeral Home 287 W. Main Steet, Salem on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Denver Burnside presiding.

Interment will follow in the Center Point Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 4-8 PM.

Harbert Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Dotson family.

James Kenneth Tedrick

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James Kenneth Tedrick

Age 72, of Creston, WV passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born April 13, 1945 in Plainfield, Ohio, a son of the late Kenneth and Florence Tedrick.

He was retired from Plumber’s and Pipefitter’s Union Local 495 Cambridge, Ohio.

He attended Full Gospel Light House and was an active Member of Neighborhood Watch at Creston, West Virginia with his faithful companion “Buddy”.

He is survived by wife, Estel Mae Husk Tedrick; son, Jamie (Jan) Tedrick; daughter, Angie (Rick) Stillion; step-daughters, Pamela (Randy) Robinson and Patricia (Harold) Watson; sisters, Patty (Rob) Meighen and Janice Abels; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Mike Doherty officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.

Meloney Jo Davis

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Meloney Jo Davis

Age 47, of Grantsville, WV passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Meloney was born August 04, 1970 in Grantsville, WV, a daughter of Gloria Villers and the late William Villers, Sr.

She is survived by her husband Richard L. Davis of Grantsville, WV and her three children Derek L. Villers (Nicole L. Villers) of Grantsville, Shawn M. Whipkey (Clara Meadows) of Glenville, WV and Josie N. Whipkey of Grantsville, WV; two grandchildren Aiden L. Villers and Jonathan A. Whipkey, her four brothers William Villers (Darlene Villers) of Fitzgerald, GA, Scott Villers (Sharlette Villers), David Villers, and Richard Villers (Diane Villers) of Grantsville, WV.

Meloney was also a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Grantsville, WV.

Visitation will be held at the Stump Funeral Home and Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:00-2:00 PM.

A graveside service, with Pastor Steven Carter and Dennis Legg officiating.

Interment will be in the Norman Ridge Church Cemetery, Sunday, at 2:30 PM following visitation.

Margaret Pearl Posey

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Margaret Pearl Posey (Peg)

formerly of Jane Lew, WV, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter, Joyce, in Prosperity, South Carolina on February 11, 2018, at the age of 84.

Margaret was born to Hiram and Margaret Grimm on September 24, 1933 in Fairchance, PA.

She was the oldest of seven children and set an example for all of them. Her siblings fondly remember her bringing home craft ideas to create with them, including a memory making paper hats out of newspaper. As she was entering high school, her family moved from Pennsylvania to West Virginia. Peg graduated from Unitus High School in West Milford, WV and promptly began work at Western Union in Washington, DC as a telegraph operator.

Returning home to WV, she wed her high school sweetheart Newton Stanley Posey. They worked hard, both full time. After work, they tended to animals, garden, horses and farm. Amazingly, Peg would always find time to cook “just the way” Stan liked. They had two children, Butch and Joyce. When the children were younger, they would often buy a calf and raise it to butcher. However, this raising of livestock would often turn problematic after the kids named and then became attached to the calf. When the meat was served, Joyce and Butch would refuse to partake in these “Bessie” burgers.

Peg worked for Southern States in Weston, WV, until retirement. After retirement, she and Stan enjoyed several years together working around their home and property. They loved to sit and reminisce together swinging outside while enjoying the breeze and sounds of nature. Her late passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Peg had a servant heart. Her dedication and generosity usually left you over-fed with some money in your pocket.

Peg is survived by her son, Butch Posey and wife Joyce; her daughter, Joyce Peters and husband Gary; her siblings, Lillian Ploegsma, Martha Roeller and husband Jerry, Hiram Grimm and wife Michaele, Bonnie Grimm and Bertha Cummings; grandchildren: Shane Posey and wife Felicia, Joshua Canfield and wife Brandi, Jessica Swann and husband Zachariah, April Herndon and husband Derrick, James Posey, Terra Rowan; eleven great grandchildren: Addisyn, Lila, Kathryn, Evan, Wesley, Brody, Scarlett, Stella, Codey, Kylie, and Kyran.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Newton Stanley Posey and her sister Loretta Jean Grimm.

There will be a celebration of life at Chapel in the Pines, Gateway Baptist Church in Chapin, SC on February 17, 2018, at 2 PM.

There will also be a graveside service held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Jane Lew, WV, where she will be laid to rest beside her forever love, Stan.

The family is grateful for all the condolences but declines flowers and donations. 

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

James E. Tanner Jr,

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James E. Tanner Jr,

of Chloe, WV, formerly of Reedsburg, WI, unexpectedly passed away on February 08, 2018 in his home at the age of 45 years.

James was born November17,1972 in Mt. Clemens, MI to James E. Tanner and Lettie L. Morales (Butcher).

He was a 1989 graduate of Wonewoc Center High School, Wonewoc, Wi and he was previously employed at Kroger’s in Gassaway, WV and most recently by Gas Pipeline in Ohio.

Jim was one of a kind, with a great sense of humor, a generous spirit and he made a huge impact on everyone in his life.

He was preceded in death by his father: James E. Tanner.

He will be sadly missed by: His mother Lettie Morales, Sisters: Kathy Tanner of Fresno, CA, Debbie (Bill) Watts of Reedsburg, WI., Brothers: Brent Morales of Baraboo, WI and Michael Morales of Madison, WI. As well as, 3 nieces, 2 nephews. Special Cousins Trish and John Baldwin, of Burnswell, WV and Hope Tanner of Arnoldsburg. Along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be scheduled in the coming days.

Memorial Donations may be made to his family in care of Leonard Johnson Funeral Home.

Cecil Raymond Reed

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Cecil Raymond Reed

Age 76 of Auburn, WV; departed this life at 5:09 AM; Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Genesis Health Care, Glenville Center following an extended illness.

Born June 12, 1941 in Gilmer County, WV, Cecil is the son of the late Hazel and Goldie Butler Reed.

Cecil was a welder for the Larson Consolidated Foundry in Grafton, Ohio. After taking retirement in the early 2000’s, Cecil and his wife Carolyn moved to Auburn to enjoy the quiet life in West Virginia. Cecil had a great sense of humor, he loved hunting, a good steak dinner, and spending time with his wife Carolyn.

In his spare time, Cecil loved to go hunting, eating a good steak dinner, laughing and spending time with family and friends, and spending time with his wife Carolyn Sue.

On May 26, 1962 Cecil was united in marriage to Carolyn Sue Rittenhouse Reed, who survives in Glenville,  WV.

Surviving are 3 children, Rick Reed (Judi   ) of Rock Hill, SC; Paul Reed (Theresa) of Westland, MI; and Karen Cunningham of Lorain, OH; and 5 siblings, Barbara Hornsby (Ray) of Auburn, Bob Reed (Nancy) of Auburn, Dora Smarr of Glenville, WV; Linda Osborne (Danette) of Auburn, and Christina Dorsey (Danny) of Texas.

Also surviving are 8 grandchildren Justin Reed, Courtney Vaugh, Graysie Cunningham, Misty Reed, and Danielle Bockmore all of Ohio, Joseph and Ryan Reed of South Carolina, Faith Reed of Michigan, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Cecil is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Howard and Everett Reed.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM; Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc; 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351.

Friends will be received from 11 AM - 1 PM Monday at the funeral home in Glenville.

Cremation burial will follow at a later date in 2018.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to assist the family of Cecil Raymond Reed with arrangements.

James Lynn Thompson

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James Lynn Thompson

Age 58, of Auburn, WV, passed away February 12, 2018 at his residence.

He was born February 27, 1959 at Philippi, WV, the son of the late James Lee and Mary Ann Peters Thompson.

James was retired from the US Navy with 20 years and had worked as a diesel technician. He owned and operated the former Pullman Quick Stop, Pullman, WV. He was a very special person who loved his friends and would try to keep in touch with people.

He is survived by two children, James Lee Thompson of Weston, WV and Jessica Lynn Thompson of Jane Lew, WV; four step-children; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; sister Lisa A. Groves (Carl) of Mineral Wells and brother Eddie Perine (Autumn) of Parkersburg, WV.

Funeral Services will be held at 6 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home, with Pastor Janet Richards officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4-6 PM.

Burial will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1 PM, Rock Grove Cemetery, near Linn, WV.

Patricia Ann Propps

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Patricia Ann Propps

Age 70, of Birch River, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born December 19, 1947 in Birch River , WVto the late Clarence Howard & Mildred Dodrill Holmes.

Also preceding her in death was her sisters, Geraldine Wilson, Jean Leichti, Wanda Holmes and brother, James Holmes.

Patricia was a loving homemaker and a member of Reynolds Street Freewill Baptist Church, Summersville.

She is survived by her husband, Delbert L. Propps; sons, Michael Propps (Angela) and Scottie Propps of Birch River; grandchildren, Roseanna Barnett, Clarissa Propps, and Scott Propps, Jr.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Arnold Nicholas and Rev. Ed Hughes officiating.

Burial will follow at Birch River Cemetery, Birch River. Friends may call 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

Phillip Neil Hill

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Phillip Neil Hill

Age 85, of Vienna, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his loved ones.

He was born in Doddridge County, West Virginia on September 03, 1932, to Hayward G. and Clarice Powell Hill.

He was the youngest of four children. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his two sisters, Mariette Lemley and Helen Grace Hill, and brother, Bobby G. Hill.

Phillip graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1950 and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Cabot during the Korean War. He married Janet Grace Buck on July 12, 1953, at Wesley U.M. Church. Phil retired from Amoco Corp. in 1988 (Bakelite, Union Carbide, Amoco). During his 32 years of service, he served as Union committeeman to supervisor.

Since his retirement, Phil has stayed busy enjoying time on the family farm, which was his mother’s home place in Doddridge County, and helping out any way he could at Wayside U.M. Church. He loved his family camping trips, hunting, fishing, and working in his garden. He enjoyed Carnival cruises and zip-lined at the age of 83 in Honduras. He enjoyed spending time with the grandkids, especially watching them play sports, and his favorite schnauzer, Bella.

Phillip is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Janet; his four children, Darbie Lynn Higgs (Stephen), Darla Mae Fought (Bob), Jeffery David Hill (Jeanie), and Craig Alan Hill (Melinda); seven grandchildren (plus one in heaven); nine great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends at Wayside Church.

The family would like to thank Housecalls Hospice for all the care that they provided. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Wayside U.M. Church Building Fund.

Visitation will be at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Vienna from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Friday, February 16, and one hour prior to service, which will be held at Wayside U.M. Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 17, officiating by Rev. Rick DeQuaise and Rev. Sandy Runnion. Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full military rites by the American Legion Post 15.

Caroline Cunningham

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Caroline Cunningham

Age 70, of Washington, WV, passed away February 14, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 09, 1947 in Gilmer County, WV the daughter of the late Bertis and Eloise Gainer Byrd. 

Caroline graduated from Troy High School in 1966.  She had worked at The Bureau of Public Debt for five years before raising her family. 

She was a member of Christ Mission Baptist Church. 

Caroline enjoyed gardening, baking, quilting, making and painting ceramics and taking photos. 

In addition to her husband Pat of 49 years, she is survived by one son, Patrick “Mike” Cunningham (Brenda) of Belleville, WV; and sister, Connie Grogg (Louie) of Newberne, WV and brother-in-law, Joe Matheny (Jeanie) of Troy, WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sharon Matheny.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Amedisys Hospice team; Victoria, Donnovan and Michelle for their help and support.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Mark Watkins officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Hazelgreen Cemetery. 

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

Frederick Bernard Fuhrmaneck

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Frederick Bernard Fuhrmaneck

Age 93, previously of Flatwoods, WV, passed away February 10, 2018 at the Victoria Manor, Buckhannon, WV where he had been a resident for the last few months.

He was born July 25, 1924, in Baltimore MD, to the late Joseph Fuhrmaneck and the late Mary Edna Slimme.

Also preceding him in death was his wife Mary Louise Thomas; son, Albert “Al” Lee Fuhrmaneck; brothers, Francis and Ronald Fuhrmaneck; sister, Doris Nelson; 2 grandchildren, Crystal Busta and Jason Fuhrmaneck and a great grandchild, Brylee Grim.

He is survived by his sons, James Thomas (Janet) Fuhrmaneck, Darlington, MD and Joseph F. (Dorothy) Fuhrmaneck, of Dundalk, MD; grandchildren, Woods (Angela) Fuhrmaneck, Jessika Fuhrmaneck, Teeah (Charles) Grim, Lukas Fuhrmaneck; Silas Fuhrmaneck and Micaiah Fuhrmaneck, Joseph Fuhrmaneck and Melissa Fuhrmaneck. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Brittany Fuhrmaneck, Kayla Fuhrmaneck, Zackary Fuhrmaneck, Keara Fuhrmaneck, Marcello Dipietrantonio, Lorenzo Dipietrantonio, Caleb Grim and Damian Molina.

Frederick served his Country in the United States Army and was employed by Bethlehem Steel as a tin mill worker. The thing he loved most above all else was seeing people saved through Jesus Christ. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and even made his own bait to fish with. He will be greatly missed.

Family will receive friends on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner, Flatwoods, WV 26621from 11 AM - 1 PM.

Funeral Services will follow in the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 PM with Pastor Rod Nicholas officiating.

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV feels privileged to support and assist the Fuhrmaneck family in honoring their loved one.

Emmett Richard Parr

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Emmett Richard Parr

Age 88, of Parkersburg, WV passed away February 12, 2018 at Belpre Landing Nursing & Rehabilitation.

He was born January 26, 1930 in Cairo, WV son of the late Richard Calvin and Teresa Lemley Parr.

He was a 1948 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He was a career U.S. Air Force veteran and retired in 1976 after 26 years of service. He took his basic training in San Antonio, Texas and served in Germany, France, Great Falls, Montana, Tampa, Florida, Guam, Maine, Alaska, Nebraska, Torrance, California, Turkey, and Lompoc, California.

He had worked for Easy Rider bus service as a driver following his retirement. Emmett was a member of the American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the VFW of Parkersburg. He was a life-long bowler and once bowled a perfect game. He was a United Methodist by faith.

Emmett is survived by his wife, Helen Joy Parr; three daughters, Deanna Warden (Don) of Las Vegas, Karen Farrah (Bill) of Parkersburg and Teresa Masinter (Randy) of Charleston, WV; two sons, Charles Parr (Debbie) of Jacksonville, FL and Mark Parr (Amy) of Honolulu, Hawaii; two stepdaughters, Debbie Bennett (Doug) of Belpre and Vickie Finn (Brendan) of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Sarah Board, Ethel Vick, Mary Alice Hardman and Mildred Sutton all of Parkersburg; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Doak Parr; a sister, Naomi Cassell; and an infant brother, Ralph.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, February 16, 2018 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg with Rev. Jonathan Nettles officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full military rites by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg.

Visitation will be 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church @ 1210 20th St. Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Benjamin O. “Bill” Hinton

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Benjamin O. “Bill” Hinton

Beloved Father of James “Mike” Hinton and Charles “Chuck” Hinton, passed peacefully February 10, 2018 at his home in his 80th year.

He was born in Ellenboro on November 16, 1937 the only child of the late William B. “Bill” Hinton and Lucille Hinton Gibson.

He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1955. Bill went on to Glenville State College where he played second base on the college baseball team. Following Glenville State College he began a career at American Cyanamid Corporation (now Solvay) at Willow Island. He retired after 39 years of service as a Research and Development Chemist with the Criterion Catalysts Division. While with Criterion Catalyst, Bill received the Criterion Presidents Award for outstanding achievements in process and project implementation

Bill was an active member of the Highland Community Church, he was a former member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Ellenboro where he taught Sunday School. He has served on the Ellenboro Town Council for many years, holding several elected positions from council member to recorder and Mayor. Back in the early 1970’s, Bill, along with several other members of the Ellenboro community were instrumental in restarting the Ellenboro Vol. Fire Dept. He has also helped coach local Little League Baseball and Pee Wee Football teams. After retirement in 1998, he could be found on the golf course or playing tennis with his local friends. In the last few years, Bill has enjoyed woodworking, making pens, lamps and other items, he loved going fishing with his son Mike or with others. He also loved spending time with his buddies at Dodd’s Sporting Goods and eating breakfast with his friends at Dodd’s Log Cabin Restaurant. Bill will always be remembered for his love of the Ellenboro community and helping others and his kind heart.

In addition to his two sons, Bill is survived by his step-father, Granville Gibson of Milton, WV; grandson, Wade T. Bailey (Valerie) of Glen Allen, VA, three great-grandchildren and his beloved cat Sam.

The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro officiated by Pastor Joseph Lambert. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, February 19, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Arrangements under the direction of McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home of Pennsboro.

Helen Marie Morris

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Helen Marie Morris

Age 87, of Summersville, WV went home to be with her heavenly Father on February 12, 2018 at Summersville Regional Hospital, Summersville.

She was born October 10, 1930 in Widen, WV, the daughter of the late Charles Leslie & Virgie Mae Murphy Jones.

Helen was a office manager and a member of Big Union Baptist Church, Dille.

She is survived by her son, Dannie Large of Greenfield, IN; daughter, Donna Cook (Mike) of Summersville; brother, Robert Owen Jones of Strongsville, OH; sister, Greta Luther of Fairview Heights, OH; grandchildren, Angie Austin, Amy Hawkins, Jacob Large, Jeremy Large and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Friday, February 16, 2018 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Danny Richardson and Rev. Jim Murphy officiating.

Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery, Keeners Ridge Road, Birch River.

Friends may call one hour before services at the funeral home. 

Greene-Robertson Funeral home is humbled to have served the Morris family.

David William Marsh

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David William Marsh

Age 64, of Little Birch, WV passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

David was born October 04, 1953 in Sutton, WV to the late Clarence Chester & Eva Lucille Berry Marsh.

Also, preceding him in death was his brothers, Eddie Junior Marsh and Roy Lawrence Marsh.

He worked in construction work on homes and was a member of Stump Chapel Baptist Church, Tesla.

David is survived by his loving wife, Carol Robinson Marsh; daughter, Lorelei King (Raymond) of Sutton; brothers, Cam Chester Marsh of Tesla, WV; James Roger Marsh of Gassaway, WV; sisters, Shirley Ann Long of Flatwoods, WV; Clara Lee Parsons of Gassaway, Margie Elizabeth Tate of Ohio, and Virginia Long of Sutton; grandchildren, Daizy, Heidi, Rayvne and Layla.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial will follow at Tesla Cemetery, Tesla. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Marsh family.

Edith Virginia Jones

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Edith Virginia Jones

Age 95, of Big Bend, WV passed away Friday, February 09, 2018 at Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville, West Virginia.

She was born May 03, 1922 in Calhoun County, WV, a daughter of the late Harley and Ina Richards Eagle.

She is survived by daughters, Sharon Miller of Big Bend, WV and Laura Marks of Elkinds, WV; son, Michael Myers of Ripley, WV; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one nephew.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Jones; daughter, Lendia Kellar; and brothers, Basil Eagle and Virgil Eagle.

A funeral service will be held at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday from noon-2:00 PM.

Interment will be in Goodnight Cemetery.

Norma Marie Stewart

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Norma Marie Stewart

She was a devoted prayer warrior who went to be with Jesus on February 10, 2018.

Norma’s journey began on August 28, 1940 in Newberne, WV.

She was the daughter of Robert H. Stewart and Gladys Riddle Stewart.

Norma enjoyed life on the farm with her brothers Robert, Raymond, Ed, Ken and Joe and her sisters Mary and Nina.

She graduated Harrisville High School in 1958. Her career began at the Akron Beauty School and she worked as a beautician for over 30 years in Ritchie County.

Norma married Duane H. Cox and they had three daughters, Elizabeth Anne Buzzard of Harrisville, WV, Angela Dawn Dotson of Clarksburg, WV and Jodie Marie Riggs of Louisburg, NC. Norma loved the Lord, her family and her friends. Her grandchildren, Mark, Nicole, Daniel, Matthew, Presley and Cruz and her eight great grandchildren were the twinkle in her eye.

Graveside Services 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 13th New Mount Olive Cemetery Rt. 47, Burnt House, Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Memorial service 6:00 PM, Tuesday, February 13th at Pennsboro Church of God, Pennsboro, WV.

David Edward Elson Poling

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David Edward Elson Poling

Age 50, of Parkersburg, WV (formerly of Pennsboro, WV) departed this life on Thursday, February 08, 2018.

David was born February 07, 1968 in Parkersburg, WV a son to the late Rev. Kermit Poling and Patricia (Groves) Poling of Pennsboro, WV.

David was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1986 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from WVUP in Applied Science of Manufacturing Processes. He was a veteran of the US Army being stationed in Germany and after his service he began his working career. He was employed previously by IGA of Pennsboro, WV, Simonton Windows of Pennsboro, WV, and he also worked in fiber optics. David had a great passion for music. He was the lead singer and instrument player for three local bands, most notably, Snake Oil which made an album and was on the radio. His other bands included the Jezzie Jones Band and Rt. 74. David was an avid collector of Star Wars merchandise and guitars.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Britny Heightland of Pennsboro, WV; brother, Mikael Erik Poling of Pennsboro, WV; nieces and nephews, Erik and Trinity Poling of Pullman, WV and their daughter, Gracelynn Poling; Tiana and Shawn Gibbs of Pennsboro, WV and their children, Jayden & Paytlynn and Erica and Kevin Winnings of Pennsboro, WV and their children, Bethany & Emilee.

A memorial service to honor David’s life will be 3 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with Rev. Bill Durst officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 PM - 3 PM on Saturday.

Harley LeRoy Roupe

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Harley LeRoy Roupe

Age 90, of Little Birch,WV passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, WV.

He was born November 24, 1927 in Sutton, WV to the late Samuel & Laura Roupe. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosalene McCourt Roupe.

Harley worked in roofing, was a Jehovah Witness and was a Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. 

He is survived by his sons, Hillis L. Roupe and James Harlan Roupe both of Little Birch, Jennings Dana Roupe of Baltimore, MD; daughters, Kathy Sue Almony of Redline, PA, Anna Darlene Salisbury, Janet Elaine Tinnel, Angela Marie Cutlip all of Little Birch, Shelia Renee George of Sutton; brothers, Shirley Roupe and Walter Roupe both of Charleston, WV. Also left to cherish his memory are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Sam Crawl officiating.

Burial will follow at Poplar Ridge Cemetery, Sutton.

Friends may call one hour before services at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Roupe family.

Thomas Stephen “Steve” Alfred

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Thomas Stephen “Steve” Alfred

Age 69, of Weston, WV passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him at 2:48 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

He was born December 21, 1948, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson Alfred and Bertie Belle Shallenberger Alfred.

On November 26, 1983, he married Nancy Borchert Alfred who will dearly miss her loving and devoted husband, best friend, and funny confidant of 35 years.

He is survived by his two greatest accomplishments: Lora Lea Alfred Chambers and husband, Jason, of Charleston, WV, and Preston Stephen Alfred and fiancé, Paola A. Matheus, of Houston, TX; and by his grandson, Masen Reid Chambers who will miss his loving “G-daddy”.

Steve was one of eight children and is survived by: Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Alfred Boggs, Jennifer Lynne Alfred Bailey, Alice Lee Alfred Rittenhouse and husband, Charles, Sarah Ann Alfred Borchert, Joseph “Joe” Douglas Alfred, and Susan Gail Alfred Murray and husband, Steven; also surviving is his sister-in-law, Joanna K. Alfred. Steve will be missed by his several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Johnathon “John” Gordon Alfred; and two brother-in-laws: William Boggs, and Robert Bailey.

Steve attended Glenville State College. His interests in electronics guided him to become an Electronics Technician Second Class. Steve was an honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam War. While serving his country, Steve served duty on USS Essex (WASP Amphibious Assault Ship), USS Intrepid (“The Fighting 1” Aircraft Carrier) and USS Guardfish (Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine). After serving his country, he was employed in the coal industry and retired from Paxar Americas, Inc.

In his leisure time he enjoyed WWI and WWII history, Westerns, listening to music, and music trivia. A poker game would always brighten a Saturday evening and visiting with family and friends was always a special occasion.

Steve’s request for cremation has been honored.

Family and friends are invited to a “Celebration of Life” at his home Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to the American Heart Association PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693, in honor of Steve.

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 Thomas Stephen “Steve” Alfred.

Elden S. Greathouse

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Elden S. Greathouse

Age 79 of Sugar Camp Run Road, New Milton, WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 09, 2018. 

He was born on June 28, 1938 in Doddridge County, WV a son of the late Kenneth and Grace Childers Greathouse. 

On December 30, 1961 he married Nellie Valentine Greathouse who preceded him in death on October 18, 2015.

Surviving are one daughter, Sherry Pritt and husband Rob, West Union, WV; two sons, Mark and Timothy Greathouse, New Milton, grandchildren, Matthew Greathouse, Morgantown, WV; Shala Ash and husband Cody, Salem, WV; Brittany Greathouse, St. Mary’s, WV and Cody Greathouse, New Milton, great grandson, Jaxon Cory Addlesburger, St. Mary’s, one sister, Ellen Calhoun and husband Reverend Sam Calhoun, N.J., and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by sisters, Goldie Mae Strakel, Brenda Greathouse and Glenna Kelley and one brother Randall Greathouse.

Mr. Greathouse was retired as a heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of IUOE Local 132 and was a U.S. Army veteran.  Elden attended Blandville United Methodist Church.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front Street, West Union on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Bill Davis presiding. 

Interment will follow in the Middle Island Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 4-8 PM.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Greathouse family.

Rolland Earl “Bub” Jenkins

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Rolland Earl “Bub” Jenkins

Age 73, of Long Run Road, Lost Creek, WV passed away at 11:22 AM on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born in Taylor County, WV on November 08, 1944 a son of the late Harry Edward Jenkins and Nellie Pearl Patrick Jenkins.

On October 31, 1997 he married Mary Katherine Elizabeth Davisson who will miss his playful joking and bantering after 20 years of marriage.

His witty, loving nature will be carried on by his three children: Jimmy Lee Jenkins and wife, Yan, of Jane Lew, Marilyn Moses and companion, Robert (Beau) Danby, of Kevil, KY, and Teresa Hathaway and husband, Greg, of Weston, WV; two step daughters: Janet Loudin and husband, Daniel, of Lost Creek and Yvonne Dutchess and husband, Mickey Cochran of Lost Creek; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Monterey Corathers and husband, Rick, of Lost Creek; three nieces: Kimberly Taylor of Farmington, WV; Barbara Carpenter of Farmington, and Charlotte Fultineer of Bridgeport, WV; one nephew, Warren Jenkins of Shinnston, WV; best friend, Bob Maxwell of Lost Creek; and his special feline companion, Ellie May.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Denzil Earl Jenkins; two sisters: Madelyn May Taylor, and Virginia Kay Jenkins; and his loyal companion and beloved Doberman, Lady, who was always by his side.

Bub was employed as a truck driver for United Coal and most recently for Benedum & Sons Inc. He loved working outdoors and took great pride in maintaining his property. He was meticulous about mowing and trimming his yard and keeping everything neat and clean. In his free time, he enjoyed watching westerns, listening to country music, and socializing with his friends.

Bub’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to Mary Richards 593 Long Run Road, Lost Creek, WV 26385.

Donations may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

Donations may also be mailed to PO Box 569 Jane Lew, WV 26378 or made by phone by calling 304.884.2400.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, WV is honored and privileged to serve the family of Rolland Earl “Bub” Jenkins.

Allen Lee Ash Jr.

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Allen Lee Ash Jr.

Age 51 of Route 23, Doddridge County, WV passed away on Thursday February 08, 2018 at his residence. 

He was born February 20, 1966, in Laurel, MD, son of Allen Lee Ash Sr. and Janet Sue Lantz Ash. 

He is survived by his wife of twenty three years, Michelle Louise Bartley Ash; three children, Zachary Hoskinson, Huntington,  WV; Michael Ash and fiancée, Mary Holbrook, Salem, WV; Allison Ash and fiancé, Tyler Padgett, Salem, two grandchildren, Briley and Rylan; one brother, Anthony Ash and Chrissy, Salem; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Allen attended Maryland State University.  He worked previously as an Internal Investigator with the Division of Juvenile Services.  He loved to collect everything and anything.  Some of his favorite items were electronics, cars, guns, and flashlights.  He enjoyed fishing and was an avid WV Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. 

Family will receive friends at Greathouse Funeral Home, 1999 W. Main Street, Salem, on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 11 AM until 1 PM with a time of sharing and listening to his favorite music. 

Private interment will follow at K of P Cemetery.

Greathouse Funeral Home is honored to assist the Ash family.

Richard Lee Wilfong

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Richard Lee Wilfong “Rod Bender”

Age 75, of 8098 Copley Road, Weston, WV, departed this life on February 01, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Rich was born on March 29, 1942, in Linn, Gilmer County, WV, the son of the late Basil Dean Wilfong and Dorothy Ellen Persinger Wilfong.

Rich graduated from Burnsville High School with the Class of 1961. His early years after high school were spent working in the oil patch.

In 1968, he joined the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local no. 132, as a heavy equipment operator and advanced to welder mechanic, from which he retired.

Rich worked I-79, I-64, Corridor H, Corridor I, Route 50, Burnsville Dam, Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam, and various power plants.

On February 10, 1968, Rich united in marriage with Hazel Anne Frashure. They lasted nine days short of making it 50 years.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Dorothy Wilfong, his daughter Rebecca Ann Wilfong, by three brothers, Gerald, Corlus and Billy, his mother-in-law, Barbara Lee Frashure, one niece, Susie Wilfong Luzader, one nephew, Joey Frashur, brothers-in-law, Bill Frashure and Terry Ice.

Rich is survived by his loving wife, Hazel Anne Wilfong; three sons, Richard Brian Wilfong, Richard Tyler, Robert Ryan Wilfong and wife, Amanda, daughter Emily Marie and son Noah, fiancee Tyrone Scott Sias; Tracy Nichole Pyles and children Annmarie Grace and Richard Lee; brother John Wilfong and wife Nina and their family; father-in-law Harold Frashure; sisters-in-law Helen Ice and family, Mary Frashure, Diana and Tom Arbogast and son Chase, Susie Davis and Dale, Pauline and family of Morgantown; and brothers-in-law Joe Frashure.

Rich is also survived by many much-loved nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives, wonderful caring friends and neighbors.

There will be no services.

Rich died from a rare form of cancer.

He donated his body to WVU School of Medicine to aid in research and training.

The Wilfong family would like to convey their appreciation for the wonderful care Rich received at UHC, WVU and to Hospice for their compassion and care in allowing Rich to spend his final days in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family and loved ones, friends and neighbors.

Those of you who knew Rich, knew that he was always willing to give a hand to anyone, so a random act of kindness in his honor would be appreciated.

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