Kenneth C. Romel


Kenneth C. Romel

Age 57, of Lightburn Acres, Jane Lew, departed this life at 9:28PM, Monday, January 19, 2009, in CAMC, Charleston, following a brief illness.
He was born March 1, 1951, in Riverside, Calif., a son of the late Wilma Jenkins Romel and James E. Romel, who survives on Olive St. in Weston.
Kenny was a graduate of Lewis County High School Class of 1970; former employee of the WV Dept. of Highways; he was a lifetime member of the Lewis Co. EMS; lifetime member of the NRA; President of the Ellis Race Club; and a Baptist by faith.
On November 8, 1974, he was married to Shelia Cross Romel, who survives at their Lightburn Acres home.
Surviving is one son, Kenneth James Romel and wife Ronda of Jane Lew. Four grandchildren survive: Shiana Elizabeth Star Pennington of Belington; Michael Austin Romel, Jane Lew; Stephen Thomas and Robert Matthew Romel, both of Gassaway. Two sisters and two brothers survive: Sue Williams and husband Johnny of Melbourne, Fla., Denise Ellyson and husband Terry of Glenville, Jack L. Romel of Orlando, Fla., and John Romel and wife Pat of Weston. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kenny was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Romel in August 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11AM Friday, January 23, at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston with Rev. Ron Beeson officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received from 5 to 8PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. Glenville is assisting the family of Kenneth C. Romel with arrangements.

Wilbur L. Clark


Wilbur L. Clark

Age 60 of Glenville, departed this life at 5:31AM Sunday, January 4, 2009, at Sunbridge Care of Glenville following an extended illness.
Born October 19, 1948, son of Maxine C. McCartney Clark and the late Lyle Grant Clark.
Wilbur was a graduate of Glenville High School, Army Veteran from the Vietnam Conflict, Employee of I.L. Morris Well Service (Waco). He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Glenville and enjoyed hunting, fishing and softball.
On October 6, 1973, he was united in marriage to Connie Bonnett who survives at her residence in Troy.
Surviving are 2 daughters:Konda Clark of Weston and Kandace Amber Minigh and husband Dr. Andrew of Clarksburg. He is survived by 1 grandchild, Addison Grace Minigh. He is also survived by 1 sister, Carol Fox of Ashland, OH.
Funeral Services conducted at 11:00AM Thursday January 8, at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 Wednesday at the Mortuary.

Clarence Bumgardner


Clarence Bumgardner

Age 87, of Glenville, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009.
He was born October 12, 1921, near Pike in Ritchie County, the son of the late Clara Piefer- Bumgardner and Clarence Bumgardner of Hebron.
Clarence was a graduate of Marietta College and served in the Coast Guard as a professional firefighter, sharp shooter, and port security specialist. He was formerly employed in the business office at Glenville State College from 1952-1987. He also served as director of NDSL loans.
Clarence enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, gardening and traveling. He also loved bowling and square dancing. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nellajean Bess - Bumgardner; a daughter, Donna Bumgardner - Pugh and husband, Jere of Charleston, SC; a son, Stephen Blair Bumgardner and wife, Jenny, of Skyesville, MD; two grandchildren, Jared and Zachary Bumgardner; a sister, Beulah Scott, of St. Marys and a niece, Janet Wilkenson ,of St. Marys.
Funeral services were held at Ellyson Mortuary on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 with Rev. Al Billips officiating. Burial followed in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville assisted the family of Clarence Bumgardner with arrangements.

Rondell Eugene Stump


Rondell Eugene Stump

44, of Linn, passed away January 1, 2009, at CAMC in Charleston at 5:15 a.m., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born June 8, 1964, in Baltimore, MD,  a son of Ellen Losh Stump, of Linn, and the late Robert Earl Stump.
On October 30, 1987, he was united in marriage to Connie McHenry Stump, who survives at their Linn home.
Surviving are two sons, Rondell, of Parkersburg, and Joshua, at home; five sisters and five brothers: Roberta Moyers, of Cedarville; Vicky Rollyson, of Linn; Niki Lang, of Tanner, Judy Stump, of Spencer, Delores Greenlief, of Sand Fork; Robert Stump, of Burnsville; Danny Stump, Roger Stump, and Kenny Stump, of Sand Fork; and James Stump, of Linn. Ten nieces and 12 nephews also survive.
Rondell was a family-oriented man. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeler riding, and working on automobiles.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 5, 2009, at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial followed in the McHenry II Cemetery.

James Edward Miller


James Edward Miller

95, of Rosedale, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, December 27, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Edward was born at Mill Fork, August 12, 1913, to William Benson and Myrtle Young Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Georgia C. McCourt Miller, and nine children: Roger Miller, of Rosedale; Elaine (Buck) White, of Rosedale; Imogene (Joe) Muniz, of Smithville; Fred (Vickie) Miller, of Rosedale; Benny (Eveyln) Miller, of Rosedale; Clarise (Jack) Burns, of Millers Tavern, VA; Darlene (Jim) Rexroad, of Sutton; Linda (Kevin) Jones, of Cedarville; and Adrian (Angie) Miller, of Rosedale; 21 grandchildren: Linda Michelle Miller, Mike, Fred, Sherman and Ermine White, T.J. Muniz, Lisa Ludwig, Sara Miller, Amanda Miller, Brian and Jennifer Burns, Jessica Young, Gary and Justin Rexroad, Chris, Tony, and Greg White, Douglas and Caleb Miller, and Chrissy and Julie Leeson; 13 great grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, eight step-great- grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Milly Costlow, of Clarksburg, and Gladys McCumbers, of Rosedale.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and served with the 286 Combat Engineer Batallion. He was a bridge carpenter and was awarded the Army Occuptional Medal (Germany), Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, European, African, and Middle Eastern Threatre Ribbon. He attended the Mill Fork Community Church.
Funeral services were held at the Rosedale United Methodist Church. Rev. Dewey Tanner officiated. Interment was in the Mill Fork Cemetery. Stump Funeral Home, of Arnoldsburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Cyril Hugh Cottrill


Cyril Hugh Cottrill

73, of Arnoldsburg, passed away December 31, 2008, at his home.
Born July 9, 1935, in Gilmer County,  he was a son of the late Nathan and Missouri Bishop Cottrill. He was a self-employed sawmill operator and was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Juanita Harris Cottrill, and a son, Bobby J. (Linda) Cottrill, of Big Springs; two step-sons, Leroy E. (Christine) Starcher, of Leroy, and Howard E. (Jeanie) Starcher of Speedwell, TN; two step-daughters, Wanda L. (Keith) Bennett, of Omaha, NE, and Nina J. (Tim) Jones, of Glenville; two sisters, Rose Ann (Harless) Turner, of Glenville, and Mona Skidmore of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren: Glenn Miller; Yvonne McQuinn; Johnny Kessler; Carrie Swigart; Howard Starcher, Jr.; Misty Barrett; Jeramy McCumbers; Jesse Sampson; and Jessica Jeffrey; 17 great- grandchildren: David Leicear; Jerry Mullens; Ethan Starcher; Jordan McCumbers; Katie McCumbers; Ciara Miracle; Ashton Miracle; Colin Dyke; Marissa Jeffrey; Chelsie Jeffrey; and Dalton and Hunter McQuinn.
Funeral services was held on Sunday, January 4, 2009, at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg. Elder George Rose officiated. Interment was in the Rosedale Baptist Church Cemetery at Rosedale. Military graveside rites were provided by the American Legion Post of Spencer.

Wilbert A. Conrad


Wilbert A. “Bill” Conrad

76, of Panther Run Rd., Coxs Mills, departed this life at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2008, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.
He was born April 14, 1932, in Webster County, a son of the late James and Lenora Dillon Conrad.
Mr. Conrad was a retired over-the-road truck driver and Protestant by faith.
Bill was married to Lula M. Crites Conrad, who survives at their Panther Run Rd. home.
Surviving are six children: Bobby Conrad, of Ravanna, OH; Izetta Smith, of Parson, TN; Wilda Cosner, of Sand Fork; Rosie Conrad, of Cleveland, OH; Ernest Conrad, of Cleveland, OH; and Wilbert “Tagger” Conrad, of Cleveland, OH, and one step-daughter; Marilyn Hamrick, of Ohio.
Also surviving are one brother and one sister, Hayward Conrad, of Ravanna, OH; and Naomi McKenney, of FL. There are 27 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren surviving.
He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Judith Hayes; three brothers, James, Leroy and Ernest Conrad; and three sisters, Ruth Walters, Deoma Criss, and Majessety Conrad.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 4, 2009, at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Preacher Phil Wilson and Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial followed in the Conrad Cemetery.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., assisted the family of Wilbert A. Conrad with arrangements.

Mary M. Yoak


Mary M. Yoak
Age 85, of Five Forks, died Friday, January 2, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late John G. and Delphia Lockard Weaver.

She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, and a homemaker

Surviving are one son, Glen Charles Yoak of Five Forks; two sisters, Mae Jennings of Nobe and Ova Bragg of Big Springs; one brother, Bernard Weaver of Glenville; four grandchildren, Amanda Carpenter, Alicia Lamp, Travis Glen Yoak and Misty Yoak; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

Betty Jo Woods


Betty Jo Woods, 85, of Ravenswood, W.Va., died Dec. 28, 2008, at Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, W.Va.

She was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Gilmer County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ralph and Jessie Matheny Williams. She was born the first of four children. She met and later married the love of her life, the late Norval Woods. They were married for more than 58 years until his death in January of 2000. This beautiful auburn-haired loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother lived in Widen, W.Va., until moving to Ravenswood in 1964. She loved cooking, the Christmas Holidays and visiting with family and friends. She always had room for one more at the dinner table or a warm bed to lay their head.

She is survived by four children, Anita (Bob) Brown of Cottle, W.Va., and Kay Remy, Michael (Kenda) Woods and Debbie Wood, all of Ravenswood; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Woods of Vermilion, Ohio; grandchildren, Marsha (Jim) Koerner, David (Karen) Woods, Elaina (Joey) Marconni, James Remy, Alisa (Jeff) Samuel and Michael Woods, all of Ohio, Melissa Brown of Cottle, W.Va., and Thomas Woods, Steve (Chasity) Williams and Joshua Wood, all of Ravenswood; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Betty also leaves behind her beloved brothers, Charles Williams of Shinnston, W.Va., and Ralph “Sonny” Williams of Ravenswood; and one sister, Violet Marie Morris of Kentucky.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her eldest son, Norval Joe Woods of Vermilion, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Williams and O. Jeanine Williams; and a grandson, Norval Woods.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Woods family by e-mail at .

Olen J. “Buck” White


Olen James “Buck” White, 73, of Spruce Run Road, Glenville, departed this life Dec. 23, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 16, 1935, at Rosedale, Gilmer County, son of the late James and Edith Minney White. He was a Marine veteran owner and operator of White’s Heating & Air Conditioning for over 20 years. Buck loved life and attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Sand Fork, W.Va.

On Sept. 16, 1965, he was united in marriage to Rosa Hardman White, who survives at their Spruce Run home.

Also surviving is one daughter, Edie Helmick and husband, Robert, of Burnsville, W.Va. Surviving from his first marriage are two daughters and a son, Rhonda Ortega of Las Vegas, Nev., Dawn Schwamb and husband, Kenard, of Kentucky and Ronald White and wife, Jennifer, of Medina, Ohio. Buck also has eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren surviving.

Mr. White was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Carmel White; one foster daughter, Jennifer Hook; and one grandson, Darren Goodrich Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the White Family Cemetery on Buck’s farm. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Tulsa Lavon Adams Persinger


Tulsa Lavon Adams Persinger

Age 79, of Normantown, Gilmer County, WV, passed away December 07, 2008.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM today at the funeral home.

Harry Dwane Tallhammer


Harry Dwane Tallhammer
Age 70, of Stumptown, WV, passed away December 3, 2008, at his home following a brief illness.

Mr. Tallhammer was born at Lockney, Gilmer County, a son of the late Leonard Burnell Tallhammer and Dollie Mabel See Tallhammer. He was a school bus driver for the Calhoun County Board of Education and was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended the Glenville Community Church and the Rush Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Iris Loraine Baughman Tallhammer; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Tallhammer Butler of Stumptown; three brothers, Parker Eugene Tallhammer of Glenville, James Guy Tallhammer of Cox’s Creek, Ky., and Robert Lytle Tallhammer of Elyria, Ohio; and over 40 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Junior B. Tallhammer of Elyria, Ohio, Samuel John Tallhammer of Smithville, WV, Nathan George Tallhammer of Auburn and Clarence Monroe Tallhammer of Grafton, Ohio; and two sisters, Ruby Jean Wood of Stumptown and Cathern Marie Suttle of Coolville, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg. The Rev. Randy Wilson and the Rev. Ben Kerby will officiate. Interment will be in the Turner Union Cemetery at Lockney with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 6-8 PM today at the funeral home.

Glenna Marie Norman Miller


Glenna Marie Norman Miller
Age 73, of Normantown, surrounded by her loving family, went home to be with her Lord Sept. 12, 2008, following an extended illness at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Glenna was born at Shock on Nov. 11, 1934, a daughter of the late Escue “Eck” and Edna Lambert Norman of Stumptown.

She was a member of the Shock Church of Christ. She was retired after 24 years of dedicated service, retiring in December 1999. Glenna was active in several community and civic organizations including the American Red Cross, the Normantown High School Alumni Association (at times serving as an officer), was on the Board of Directors of Minnie Hamilton Health Care Systems, enjoyed bowling in the Glenville State College Bowling League, served as a volunteer EMT in Gilmer County and was involved in and a leader in the Girl Scouts for years while her daughters were young.

Glenna is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Rondel C. Miller; three daughters, Shirley J. Dawson of Greenwood, S.C., Deborah S. (Roger) Harris of Wooster, Ohio, and Karen M. (Eugene) Queen of Lockney, WV; one son, Randy R. Miller of Normantown; her beloved eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lela Keim of Myersdale, Pa., Kate (George) Miller of Windham, Ohio, and Patty (Gene) Miller of Stumptown; three brothers, Brooks (Carolyn) Norman of Aurora, Ohio, Jerry (Bonnie) Norman of Norton, Ohio, and Dale (Sheila) Norman of Stumptown; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Megan Blanche Queen; and twin grandsons, Dean and Keith Dawson.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday at Steer Creek Church of Christ at Stumptown. Gene Miller and Vernon Kerns will officiate. Interment will be in the Collins Community Cemetery at Stumptown. Friends may call from 6-9 PM today at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Nellie Ann Carr


Nellie Ann Carr
Age89, of Cedarville, WV, departed this life on July 5, 2008, at the Inn of Marietta following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Braxton Co., daughter of the late Ullysses L. and Lucy Wilson Alkire Smith. Mrs. Carr was a homemaker, member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Cedarville Community Club. She also loved gardening, reading and cooking.

On Jan. 22, 1937, she was united in marriage to Edward L. “Eddie” Carr, who preceded her in death on July 16, 2006.

Surviving are three daughters and one son, Sharon Johnson and husband David of Coolville, Rebecca Sabo and husband Jim of Rockwell, N.C., Barbara Poland and husband Gerald of Wilmington, Del., and Paul Carr and wife Garland of Barberton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Julie Bradshaw, Sherry Smith, Michael Poland, Leslie Poland, Scott Sabo, Olivia Sabo and Derrick Smith-Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Zachery Poland, Rachael Poland, Benjamin Bradshaw and Katy Bradshaw; and sister, Lucy Marie Bailey of Jane Lew, WV.

In addition to her husband, Nellie was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers, Mildred DeVar, Mary McConkey, Hugh, Ray, Homer Lee, Lewis, Thomas and Wayne Smith.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville. Burial will follow in the Cedarville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 PM Monday at the mortuary. Family requests contributions be made to your local hospice care. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Nellie A. Carr with arrangements.

Woodford “Duane” Reed


Woodford “Duane” Reed
Age 67, of Cedar Creek Road, Glenville, WV, departed this life at 9 PM Monday, June 23, 2008, at CAMC, Charleston, following a two-month illness.

He was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Gilmer County, son of the late Woodford and Leona Nutter Reed.

Duane retired after 30 years from Invacare Corporation, manufacturer of wheelchairs. He faithfully attended Dawson Baptist Church and enjoyed visiting the elderly at the local nursing home, their homes and his own family.

On Dec. 24, 1960, he was married to Betty Kuhl Reed, who survives at their Cedarville home.

Surviving is one sister, Elaine Stephens of Elyria, Ohio; two brothers, Edward “Buck” Reed of Glenville and Marvin Reed of Danielsville, GA; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin S. Reed in 2003; and one infant sister, Nedra R. Reed.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday at the Dawson Baptist Church, Glenville, with Elder Robert Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery at Lockney. Friends may call from 4-8 PM today at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Woodford Duane Reed with arrangements.

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